Sir Walter Ralegh (1554–1618)

Verse

(1) Poems Commonly Attributed to Ralegh

‘A Secret murder hath bene done of late’

First published in The Phoenix Nest (London, 1593). Latham, pp. 78-9.

RaW 1

Copy, untitled, subscribed ‘finis: Gossr:’.

In: A quarto miscellany chiefly of verse, largely in a single secretary hand, compiled by a Cambridge student, vii + 130 leaves, in later calf. c.1586-91.

This volume is edited in Cummings, who suggests that the compiler is Sir John Finett (1571-1641), of Fordwich, Kent: hence it is often cited as ‘The John Finett miscellany’. The hands do not appear to be his, however, and this attribution is questionable.

This MS collated in The Phoenix Nest, ed. H. E. Rollins (Cambridge, Mass., 1931), p. 173; recorded in Latham, p. 159.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 85, f. 108v.

*RaW 1.5

Copy in: A folio composite volume of letters and state papers, in various hands and paper sizes, 237 leaves, in 17th-century calf (rebacked).

Reproduced in Edwards, II, frontispiece.

Bodleian, MS Tanner 79, f. 117r.

The Advice (‘Many desire, but few or none deserve’)

First published in Le Prince d'Amour (London, 1660). Latham, pp. 14-15. Rudick, No. 18, pp. 27-8.

RaW 2

Copy, untitled, subscribed ‘Finis written to Mrs. A.V.’.

In: the MS described under RaW 1. c.1586-91.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 110.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 85, f. 116r.

RaW 3

Copy, headed ‘To A. Vaua’.

In: A duodecimo miscellany of verse and some prose, in one or possibly two hands, in varying secretary and italic scripts, 107 leaves, in modern half-morocco. Compiled by someone probably connected with the Royal Court. c.1605.

Owned in 1845 by James Orchard Halliwell[-Phillipps] (1820-89), with his inscription ‘of Andrews Bristol 1845 at the enormous Price of 6.6.0’. Later owned by the Rev. Philip Bliss (1787-1857), antiquary and book collector. Bliss sale, 21 August 1858, lot 189.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 110.

British Library, Add. MS 22601, f. 71r.

‘As you came from the holy land’

First published in Thomas Deloney, The Garland of Good-Will (London, 1596? first extant edition 1628). Latham, pp. 22-3. Rudick, No. 13, pp. 16-17.

RaW 4

Copy, of an untitled version beginning ‘As you went to Walsingam’, with four lines beginning ‘As you came from the holy land’ added at the top right hand margin in a different hand, subscribed ‘to Sr W. R:’.

In: the MS described under RaW 1. c.1586-91.

Edited from this MS in Latham, pp. 22-3.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 85, f. 123r-v.

RaW 5

Copy in: A long narrow ledger-like volume (c.40 x 15 cm) of ballads and metrical romances, in a single predominantly secretary hand, 268 leaves, all mounted on guards, in modern half-morocco. Mid-17th century.

Later owned by Thomas Percy (1768-1808), Bishop of Dromore, writer and literary editor, and bearing copious annotations in his hand throughout, with a list by him at the end dated 20 December 1757.

This volume edited as Bishop Percy's Folio Manuscript, ed. John W. Hales and Frederick J. Furnivall, 4 vols (London, 1867-8). Re-edited by I. Gollancz, 4 vols (London, 1905-10). Facsimile example of f. 94r in Hilton Kelliher and Sally Brown, English Literary Manuscripts (British Library, 1986), No. 20, p. 31. Discussed, with five facsimile examples, in Joseph Donatelli, ‘The Percy Folio Manuscript: A Seventeenth-Century Context for Medieval Poetry’, EMS, 4 (1993), 114-33.

Edited from this MS in Bishop Percy's Folio Manuscript, ed. John W. Hales, Frederick J. Furnivall, et al., 4 vols (London, 1867-8). This publication mentioned in Latham, p. 120.

British Library, Add. MS 27879, f. 251r-v.

RaW 5.5

Copy of a version beginning ‘As you come fro Walsingham’.

In: A quarto miscellany of both bawdy and religious verse and some prose, in several hands, 94 leaves (including a number of blanks), in modern quarter-calf marbled boards. Mid-late 17th century.

Inscribed ‘Charles Shuttleworth His Booke Anno 1691’. Peter Murray Hill, London, sale catalogue No. 82 (1962), item 33.

Folger, MS V.a.399, f. 16v.

RaW 6

Copy, untitled, here beginning ‘A yow cam from that holly land, of wallsyngham’, dated at the end 1595, on the recto of a tipped-in folio leaf (with folds). c.1595.

In: A folio verse miscellany, 206 pages (plus blanks), rebound in 1832 (by Charles Lewis) with an independent miscellany (Huntington, HM 198, Part II). Including 52 poems by Donne (many on pp. 64-109, 167-74 initialled ‘L.C.’ [? Lord Chancellor], as are some poems by others), 11 poems by Carew, ten poems by Corbett, and 11 poems by or attributed to Herrick, in a single neat hand throughout; the poems dating up to 1637. c.1637.

Later scribbling and inscriptions including the names ‘Edw Denny’ [presumably Edward Denny (1569-1637), Baron Denny of Waltham and first Earl of Norwich], ‘Charles Cocks’, ‘Edward Randolphe’ and (on p. 162) ‘Thomas Cassy’. Later owned by Joseph Haslewood (1769-1833), bibliographer and antiquary (sold in the Haslewood sale, London, 1833, lot 1329, to Thorpe); by Edward King (1795-1837), Viscount Kingsborough, antiquary (his sale in Dublin, 1 November 1841, item 624); and by Henry Huth (1815-78), book collector (his library catalogue, 1880, IV, pp. 1159-64), and sold at Sotheby's, 17 July 1917 (Huth sale), lot 5873.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980) and II.i (1987), as the ‘Haslewood Kingsborough MS (I)’: DnJ Δ 25, CwT Δ 28, CoR Δ 10, and HeR Δ 5. A complete microfilm is at the University of Birmingham, Shakespeare Institute (Mic S 15). Discussed in C.M. Armitage, ‘Donne's Poems in Huntington Manuscript 198: New Light on “The Funerall”’, SP, 63 (1966), 697-707. A facsimile of part of p. 63 in Marcy L. North, ‘Amateur Compilers, Scribal Labour, and the Contents of Early Modern Poetic Miscellanies’, EMS, 16 (2011), 82-111 (p. 101).

Edited from this MS in Josephine Waters Bennett, ‘Early Texts of Two of Ralegh's Poems from a Huntington Library Manuscript’, HLQ, 4 (1940-1), 469-75 (pp. 473-4). Recorded in Latham, p. 120.

Huntington, HM 198, Part I, f. ivr.

RaW 6.5

Copy, untitled, here beginning ‘As you came from that holy Land of Walsingham’ and set out as four stanzas (8, 6, 4 and 4 lines respectively).

In: A folio miscellany of verse and prose on state matters, entitled Ephemeris Chirographoru quorudam Memorabiliam Succincta, 703 pages, in modern calf gilt. A formal compilation written throughout in a calligraphic hand, in black and red inks with elaborate black and coloured decorations and patterned layouts, associated with one Henry Feilde, with his inscription (p. 1) ‘No 4. Henry Feilde 1642’. c.1642.

Bookplates of Joseph Haslewood (1769-1833), bibliographer and antiquary, and of the Rev. Charles Winn (1795-1874), of Nostell Priory, Yorkshire. Christie's, 2 July 1975, lot 229, to H.P. Kraus. Sotheby's, New York, 17 December 1992, lot 95.

Facsimile example in Sotheby's sale catalogue.

Robert S. Pirie, New York, [Feilde MS], p. 466.

RaW 7

Copy in: A duodecimo verse miscellany, in several hands, showing communal use, 161 pages (plus blanks), in contemporary calf. Late 17th century.

Formerly Chest II, No. 21.

Yale, Osborn MS b 213, pp. 34-7.

Conjectural First Draft of the Petition to Queen Anne (‘My dayes delight, my spring tyme ioyes foredun’)

See RaW 295.

Cynthia

The 12th: and last booke of the Ocean to Scinthia (‘Sufficeth it to yow my ioyes interred’)

First published in Hannah (1870). Latham, pp. 25-34 (as The 11th: and last booke of the Ocean to Scinthia). Rudick, No. 26, pp. 48-66 (as ‘The 21th and last booke of the Ocean to Scinthia’).

*RaW 8

Autograph, on seventeen folio pages. Late 16th century.

Edited from this MS by all editors. Facsimile examples in Philip Edwards, Sir Walter Ralegh (London, 1953), facing p. 96; in John Winton, Sir Walter Ralegh (London, 1975), facing p. 122; in IELM, I.ii (1980), Facsimile XXVIII; and in Felix Pryor, Elizabeth I: Her Life in Letters (British Library, London, 2003), No. 60, p. 134.

The heading discussed in Stacy M. Clinton, ‘The “Number” of Sir Walter Ralegh's Booke of the Ocean to Scinthia’, SP, 82 (1985), 200-11 (with facsimile examples of the MS and letters by Ralegh); Douglas and Mary Brooks-Davies, ‘The Numbering of Sir Walter Ralegh's Ocean to Scinthia: A Problem Solved’, N&Q, 236 (March 1991), 31-4; and Peter Beal's review of Rudick in TLS, 29 December 2000, p. 7.

The Marquess of Salisbury, Hatfield House, Cecil Papers 144/240-247 .

The end of the bookes, of the Oceans love to Scinthia, and the beginninge of the 12 Boock, entreatinge of Sorrow (‘My dayes delights, my springetyme ioies fordvnn’)

First published in Hannah (1870). Latham, p. 44. Rudick, Nos 27, 32 and 33 (three versions, pp. 66, 72-77).

*RaW 9

Autograph, on the first two pages of two conjugate folio leaves. Late 16th century.

Edited from this MS in Latham, p. 44.

The Marquess of Salisbury, Hatfield House, Cecil Papers 144/247.

An Epitaph upon the right Honorable sir Philip Sidney knight: Lord governor of Flushing (‘To praise thy life, or waile thy woorthie death’)

First published in The Phoenix Nest (London, 1593). Latham, pp. 5-7. Rudick, No. 16, pp. 24-6.

RaW 10

Copy, headed ‘Sr Wallter Rawleys epitaphe on Sr Phillip Sydney’, the heading and lines 1-2 in the hand of Sir John Harington.

In: A verse miscellany, including 55 poems which have been attributed to Wyatt (one copied twice) as well as his Penitential Psalms, in several hands, originally compiled by, or for, John Harington of Stepney (1520?-82) and continued by his son, Sir John Harington of Kelston (1560-1612), whose hand occurs frequently in the MS, imperfect, once comprising 228 leaves of which 145 remain. Mid-late 16th century.

This volume described, and the full text edited, with facsimile examples of ff. 53r and 66v, in Hughey. Also discussed in Ruth Hughey, ‘The Harington Manuscript at Arundel Castle and Related Documents’, The Library, 4th Ser. 15 (1934-5), 388-444.

A transcript of the whole MS made c.1810 for George Frederick Nott is in the British Library, Add. MS 28635.

Edited from this MS in Hughey, I, No. 225, pp. 255-7. Recorded in Latham, pp. 97-8.

The Duke of Norfolk, Arundel Castle, MSS (Special Press), ‘Harrington MS. Temp. Eliz.’, f. 156r-v.

Erroris Responsio (‘Courts Comender, states maintayner’)

Rudick, No. 22, p. 45.

RaW 10.5

Copy, headed ‘Erroris Responsio’, subscribed ‘Sr Wa: Ra:.’.

In: A small quarto colume of state papers and verse, in a closely written hand, i + 170 pages, badly affected by ink seepage. c.1620s-37.

Edited from this MS in Rudick, No. 22, p. 45.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 781, p. 164.

‘Euen such is tyme which takes in trust’

First published in Richard Brathwayte, Remains after Death (London, 1618). Latham, p. 72 (as ‘These verses following were made by Sir Walter Rauleigh the night before he dyed and left att the Gate howse’). Rudick, Nos 35A, 35B, and part of 55 (three versions, pp. 80, 133).

This poem is ascribed to Ralegh in most MS copies and is often appended to copies of his speech on the scaffold (see RaW 739-822).

See also RaW 302 and RaW 304.

RaW 11

Copy, untitled, with a sidenote ‘At Sr Walter Rawleighs deathe’.

In: Copy of texts relating to Ralegh's execution, in a single secretary hand, on an unbound pair of conjugate folio leaves. c.1620.

Among the papers of the Trevor Wingfield family and possibly deriving from the papers of the Boteler family of Biddenham.

Bedfordshire Record Office, TW 1145, f. [2v].

RaW 11.5

Copy, headed ‘By Sr wal: Rawly the night befoer his heading’ and here beginning ‘Euen shuch is tiem that holds in trust’.

In: A tall folio commonplace book of miscellaneous extracts, in a single hand, 139 leaves, in contemporary vellum. Entirely in the rugged italic hand of Francis Russell, MP (1593-1641), fourth Earl of Bedford, politician. c.1620s-30s.

Recorded in HMC, 2nd Report (1871), Appendix, p. 1. Recorded (as the ‘Bedford MS’) in Peter Beal, ‘More Donne Manuscripts’, John Donne Journal, 6/2 (1987), 213-18 (p. 213).

The Duke of Bedford, Woburn Abbey, HMC MS No. 26, f. 49r.

RaW 12

Copy, headed ‘These verses following were made by Sr. Walter Rauleigh the night before he dyed and left att the Gate howse’. c.1618.

In: A folio composite volume of French state paper, including documents relating to Ralegh, in various hands.

Edited from this MS in Latham.

Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, Cinq cents de Colbert n° 467, f. 68v.

RaW 13

Copy in: Sir Richard Napier's notebook recording his medical practice from 19 August 1618 to 17 May 1619. 1618-19.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 230, f. 343v.

RaW 14

Copy, headed ‘Sr Walter Raleighs verses, found in his bible in the gate house at Westmr’.

In: A small folio miscellany of medical receipts, chemical experiments, and verse, in a single small hand, 62 leaves (chiefly blank). Compiled by one John Stansby. c.1669.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 1463, p. 13.

RaW 15

Copy, in an unaccomplished non-professional hand, untitled. c.1620.

In: A quarto composite volume of historical memorials of English affairs up to 1625, 193 leaves, in half-vellum on marbled boards. Compiled chiefly by William Fulman (1632-88), Oxford antiquary. Mid-late 17th century.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 297, f. 172v.

RaW 16

Copy in: A large folio miscellany of English and Welsh poems, in occasionally alternating black and red ink, 61 leaves, in contemporary vellum. Compiled by Richard Roberts, Justice of the Peace. c.1628.

Sold by P.J. Dobell in 1936.

Bodleian, MS Don. c. 54, f. 3v.

RaW 17

Second copy, with a sidenote: ‘said to be done by Sr. W: Rawleighe’.

In: the MS described under RaW 16. c.1628.

Bodleian, MS Don. c. 54, f. 11r.

RaW 18

Copy, headed ‘verses written by Sr walter Raleigh but twoe howers before his death’, in a section of material relating to Ralegh (pp. 43-51). c.1630.

In: A folio composite volume of political tracts, speeches and other papers, many relating to Spain and the Netherlands, v + 138 pages, in 19th-century reversed calf.

Once owned by Sir Henry Spelman (1564?-1641), historian and antiquary. Later owned by Cox Macro (1683-1767), antiquary. Christie's, February 1820 (Macro sale, Part VI), lot 112. Subsequently owned by Hudson Gurney (1775-1864), banker and antiquary, of Keswick Hall, Norfolk (Gurney MS XXX), Vol. 4, pp. 308-75). Sotheby's, 30 March 1936 (Gurney sale), lot 163.

HMC, 1891, Appendix, Pt IX, pp. 144-7.

This MS recorded in Latham, pp. 143-4, 156.

Bodleian, MS Eng. hist. c. 272, p. 50.

RaW 19

Copy, headed in the margin ‘Rawleighs Meditation’.

In: A folio verse miscellany, comprising nearly 250 poems, in five hands, vii + 135 leaves (with a modern index), in contemporary calf gilt (rebacked), with remains of clasps. Including 16 poems (plus second copies of two) by Carew, 19 poems by or attributed to Herrick (and second copies of six of them), 23 poems (plus second copies of two and four of doubtful authorship) by Randolph, 18 poems (plus two of doubtful authorship) by Strode, and eleven poems by Waller. c.1630s-40s.

Inscribed on a flyleaf ‘Peeter Daniell’ and his initials stamped on both covers. Later scribbling including the names ‘Thomas Gardinor’, ‘James Leigh’ and ‘Pettrus Romell’. Owned in 1780 by one ‘A. B.’ when it was given to Thomas Percy (1768-1808), later Bishop of Dromore. Sotheby's, 29 April 1884 (Percy sale), lot 1. Acquired from Quaritch, 1957.

Cited in IELM, II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Daniell MS’: CwT Δ 5, HeR Δ 2, RnT Δ 1, StW Δ 5, WaE Δ 9. Briefly discussed in Margaret Crum, ‘An Unpublished Fragment of Verse by Herrick’, RES, NS 11 (1960), 186-9. A facsimile of f. 22v in Marcy L. North, ‘Amateur Compilers, Scribal Labour, and the Contents of Early Modern Poetic Miscellanies’, EMS, 16 (2011), 82-111 (p. 106). Betagraphs of the watermark in f. 65 in Ted-Larry Pebworth, ‘Towards a Taxonomy of Watermarks’, in Puzzles in Paper: Concepts in Historical Watermarks, ed. Daniel W. Mosser, Michael Saffle and Ernest W. Sullivan, II (London, 2000), pp. 229-42 (p. 241).

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 50, f. 31v.

RaW 19.2

Copy in: A folio and quarto composite verse miscellany, in several hands, one of them that of the writer Robert Samber (1682-c.1745), 38 leaves. Early 18th century.

Bodleian, MS Rawl C 986, f. 15r.

RaW 19.5

Copy, headed ‘The verses Sr Walter Rawleigh made and wrote in a bible as he was going to ye place of Execution’, on the first page of two conjugate folio leaves.

In: A double-folio guardbook of political and miscellaneous letters and other papers, in verse and prose, in various hands, 150 leaves, in 18th-century quarter-calf on marbled boards. Early 18th century.

Inscribed on a flyleaf ‘Ex Bibliotheca dom. Catharinæ Bridgeman anno 1742’.

Even such

Bodleian, MS Rawl. D. 383, f. 140r.

RaW 20

Copy, in a professional hand, untitled and subscribed ‘W.R.’c.1620s.

In: A folio composite volume of miscellaneous letters and other papers of the Baskervile family, in various hands, 164 leaves (with omissions). c.1590-1636.

Assembled by Hannibal Baskervile, of Sunningwell, Berkshire.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. D. 859, f. 85v.

RaW 21

Copy, untitled, subscribed ‘John Cooke’. c.1620s-40s.

In: A folio composite volume, chiefly of English and Latin verse, in various hands; vi + 186 leaves, in reversed calf.

Scribbling on f. iir including ‘ffor mr William Rabey in New=market...’, ‘ffor my Louing ffriend in G John westhropp at mr Rogers Reringe house Bury in S[uffolk]’, ‘ffor mr John fford at his house in Newmarket in the countey of cambridge’; notes on f. iiiv-ivr, one ‘Recd 22 July 1669’, subscribed ‘John Cooke’ and including, on f. vir, ‘ffor mr John Cocke at his howse neere the white harte in Thetford...’. Later owned, in the 1730s, by Charles Barlow, of Emmanuel College, Cambridge (his bookplate f. iiv).

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 26, f. vr.

RaW 21.5

Copy in: A quarto religious diary of possibly a woman in London, covering the period from 29 September 1706 to 31 March 1707, with some verses and epitaphs in another hand at the reverse end, 31 leaves. Early 18th century.

Inscribed on the cover ‘[William] Woodman his book, 1706’.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. D. 1334, f. 29r rev.

RaW 22

Second copy, headed ‘Sr Walter Raleigh's Epitaph on his owne death - Nouemb: 1618’, subscribed ‘W.R.’.

In: the MS described under RaW 21.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 153.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 26, f. 2r.

RaW 23

Third copy, headed ‘His owne Epitaph’, subscribed ‘W. Raleigh’.

In: the MS described under RaW 21.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 26, f. 69v.

RaW 24

Copy, untitled.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, i + 23 leaves, in contemporary vellum. compiled by one John Hooper of Devon. c.1665.

The binding is a recycled vellum legal document between Christopher and Katherine Mason.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 208, f. 3r.

RaW 25

Copy, in a secretary hand, headed ‘These words vnderwritten he wrote the nighte before he suffred’. c.1620s.

In: A folio collection of state papers, in various hands, 257 leaves, once in stamped calf, now disbound in folders.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 153.

Bodleian, MS Tanner 74, f. 144v.

RaW 26

Copy, headed ‘Verses found in Sr: Walter Raleighs Bible in the Gate howse’.

In: A folio volume of letters and state papers, in various professional hands, one secretary hand predominating, with a table of contents, 354 leaves, in black leather gilt. c.1630s.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 153.

Bodleian, MS Tanner 82, f. 244-7r.

RaW 27

Copy, headed ‘Sr Walter Rauleighs Epitaph made by himselfe, & giuen to one of his the night before his sufferinge’.

In: A quarto volume of letters, tracts and speeches, 208 leaves (plus blanks), in contemporary calf. All in the hand of William Sancroft (1617-93), Archbishop of Canterbury. Mid-late 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Tanner 299, f. 28v.

RaW 28

Copy in Aubrey's hand, headed ‘These lines Sir Walter Ralegh wrote in his Bible, the night before he was beheaded’. Mid-late 17th century.

In: A folio composite volume of letters written or sent to Wood by John Aubrey (1626-97), antiquary and biographer, ii + 461 leaves.

Among collections of Anthony Wood (1632-95), Oxford antiquary.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 153.

Bodleian, MS Wood F. 39, f. 233v.

RaW 29

Copy, headed ‘His Epitaph, made by himselfe’ and here beginning ‘O cruell time, which takes in trust’.

In: A folio volume of state documents, speeches and verse, 284 leaves (plus blanks), in modern calf gilt. Entirely in the hand of John Hopkinson (1610-80), Yorkshire antiquary, of Lofthouse, near Leeds, and comprising Volume 27 of the Hopkinson MSS. Chiefly transcribed from papers belonging to John Savile, Baron of Pontefract, and Edward Taylor, of Furnivall's Inn, Holborn. 1674.

Signed bookplate of Frances Mary Richardson Currer (1785-1861), book collector, of Eshton Hall, West Yorkshire. Subsequently owned by her step-father Matthew Wilson.

Recorded in HMC, 3rd Report (1872), Appendix, p. 298.

Bradford Archives, 32D86/27, f. 129r.

RaW 30

Copy, headed ‘Epitaph upon Sr Walter Rawleigh made by himselfe’ and here beginning ‘O cruell tyme, wch takes in trust’.

In: A folio miscellany of verse and some prose, 282 pages, in calf gilt. Entirely in the hand of John Hopkinson (1610-80), Yorkshire antiquary, of Lofthouse, near Leeds, and comprising Volume 34 of the Hopkinson MSS. Mid-late 17th century.

Signed bookplate of Frances Mary Richardson Currer (1785-1861), book collector, of Eshton Hall, West Yorkshire. Subsequently owned by her step-father Matthew Wilson.

Recorded in HMC, 3rd Report (1872), Appendix, p. 299.

Bradford Archives, 32D86/34, p. 35.

RaW 31

Copy, headed ‘Verses found in Sr Walter Raleighs Bible in ye Gate house’.

In: A quarto volume of state letters, in several hands, 543 pages, in calf gilt. Mid-17th century.

Once owned by John Hopkinson (1610-80), Yorkshire antiquary, of Lofthouse, near Leeds, and comprising Volume 44 of the Hopkinson MSS. Signed bookplate of Frances Mary Richardson Currer (1785-1861), book collector, of Eshton Hall, West Yorkshire. Subsequently owned by her step-father Matthew Wilson.

This volume (when unnumbered) recorded in HMC, 3rd Report (1872), Appendix, p. 300.

Bradford Archives, 32D86/44, p. 401.

RaW 32

Copy, headed ‘Nox ante obitum. Sr. W.R. 29 october. 1618’.

In: A duodecimo miscellany of verse and prose, in a single neat largely italic hand, 155 leaves, in modern half-morocco. c.1630.

The table of contents (f. 155v) subscribed ‘Margrett Bellasys’, possibly the daughter of Thomas Belasyse (1577-1652), first Viscount Fauconberg of Henknowle. The front endpaper later inscribed ‘The pieces which I have extracted for “The Specimens” are, Page 91, 211, 265’: i.e. possibly by Thomas Campbell (1777-1844), editor of Specimens of the British Poets first published in 1809. Afterwards owned by Richard Heber (1774-1833), book collector. Evans (Sotheby's), 29 February 1836 (Heber sale, Part VIII), lot 13.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 153.

British Library, Add. MS 10309, f. 141r.

RaW 33

Copy, headed ‘Sr. Walter Raliegh the night before his death’, transcribed from Reliquiae Wottonianae (London, 1651).

In: An oblong octavo miscellany of largely devotional verse and some prose, including (ff. 7v-22r) twelve poems by Crashaw, probably transcribed from Carmen Deo Nostro (Paris, 1652), in a single italic hand, written across the width of the pages with the spine upwards, with (ff. 181r-8r) a table of contents, 188 leaves, in calf gilt. Entitled Collections out of seuerall Authors by Marmaduke Raudon Eboracensis 1662: i.e. compiled by Marmaduke Rawdon (1610-69), traveller and antiquary, of Guiseley, Yorkshire, who later lived with his cousin, also named Marmaduke Rawdon, at Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, the MS including elegies on yet another (Sir) Marmaduke Rawdon (1582-1646), Governor of Basing House. c.1662.

Later owned by Thomas Rodd (1796-1849). Rodd's sale catalogue, February 1850, item 764.

Cited in IELM, II.i, as the Rawdon MS: CrR Δ 2. Crashaw's work collated in Martin (cited as A1) and discussed pp. lxxx-lxxxi.

For other Rawdon miscellanies, see Yale, Osborn MS fb 150; York Minster, MS Add. 122; and a MS sold at Puttick and Simpson's, 3 March 1870, lot 552, to Nicholls. For the Rawdon family, see H.F. Hayllar, The Chronicles of Hoddesdon (1948), pp. 52-4.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 153. See also RaW 101.

British Library, Add. MS 18044, f. 153v.

RaW 34

Copy, headed ‘Another’.

In: A small octavo verse miscellany, written from both ends, predominantly in a single hand in variant styles (ff. 1v-79v, 80r, 88v-96v, 119r-117r rev.), with additions in later hands (ff. 97r-104v, 116v-106r rev.), 164 leaves, in modern half red morocco. Inscribed (f. 1v, in a court hand) ‘Daniell Leare his Booke’, ‘witnesse William Strode’, and (f. 164r) ‘Mr Daniell Leare eius Liber’: i.e. compiled chiefly by Daniel Leare, a distant cousin of the poet William Strode, probably at Christ Church, Oxford, before he entered the Middle Temple in 1633. c.1633 [-late 17th century].

This suggestion, by Mary Hobbs, is supported by entries in the Caution Book of 1625-41 at Christ Church, where Strode is found (p. 22) paying £10 as college security for Leare and where Leare signs (p. 23) on this sum's repayment by Dr Fell on 13 May 1633. Forey suggests (p. lxxix) that he was the Daniell Leare of St Andrews, Holburne, whose will was proved in 1652; but it is more likely that he was the Daniel Leare to whom Henry King, Dean of Rochester, leased property at Chatham on 19 July 1655 (National Archives, Kew, SP 18/99/61). Daniel Leare's wife, Dorothy, was a member of the Hubert family with whom King was associated by virtue of the marriage of his sister Dorothy.

The volume includes 12 poems by Donne; 15 poems (plus a second copy of one and three of doubtful authorship) by Carew; 20 poems (plus two of uncertain authorship) by Corbett; and 84 poems (plus second copies of eight poems, four poems of doubtful authorship and some apocryphal poems) by Strode, the texts being closely related to, and in part probably transcribed from, the ‘Corpus MS’ of Strode's poems (StW Δ 1).

Inscribed also ‘John Leare’ (probably Daniel's younger brother); (f. 1r) ‘Anthony Euans his booke’ (who married Daniel Leare's niece Dorothy Leare in 1663); (f. 1v) ‘Alexander Croke his Book 1773’; and (f. 164v) ‘John Scott’ (who matriculated at Christ Church in 1632). Rimell & Son, 9 November 1878.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), and II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Leare MS’: DnJ Δ 41, CwT Δ 15, CoR Δ 4, and StW Δ 10.

Discussed in Mary Hobbs, An Edition of the Stoughton Manuscript (unpub. Ph.D. thesis, University of London, 1973), pp. 185-90; in her ‘Early Seventeenth-Century Verse Miscellanies and their Value for Textual Editors’, EMS, 1 (1989), 192-210 (pp. 189-90); and in her Early Seventeenth-Century Verse Miscellany Manuscripts (Aldershot, 1992), passim, with facsimile examples of ff. 79-80 facing p. 87.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 153.

British Library, Add. MS 30982, f. 21v.

RaW 35

Second copy, headed ‘on Sr: Water Rawly’.

In: the MS described under RaW 34. c.1633 [-late 17th century].

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 153.

British Library, Add. MS 30982, f. 148v rev.

RaW 36

Copy, headed ‘By Sir Walter Rawleigh a little before he was ledd from the Gatehouse’.

In: A folio volume of state papers and speeches, in a single professional mixed hand, 56 leaves, in half dark red morocco. Volume LXVIII of the Vernon Papers, collected principally by James Vernon (1646-1727), government official and politician, and his son Edward (1684-1757), Admiral. Presented by T.S. Vernon Cocks. c.1630s.

British Library, Add. MS 40838, f. 30v.

RaW 37

Copy, in a secretary hand, headed ‘Verses found in Sr Walter Raleighs Bible in the Gatehowse’. c.1620s-30s.

In: A folio composite volume of state letters and papers, in several professional secretary hands, with (ff. 1r-12v) a ‘Tabula’ of contents, 315 leaves (including blanks), in old calf gilt.

Stamped crest on the cover of the Finch family, Earls of Winchilsea.

British Library, Add. MS 44848, f. 167v.

RaW 38

Copy, in a cursive mixed hand, written lengthways down the margin, headed ‘s Walter Rawley his Epitaph’.

In: A quarto miscellany of verse and prose, in possibly several hands, a cursive secretary hand predominating, ii + 77 leaves, imperfect, in contemporary limp vellum, within modern reversed calf. Owned and possibly compiled by Richard Waferer, of Buckinghamshire (name on ff. 43r and 76v). c.1597-1628.

Also inscribed (f. ii) with names of ‘Marth: Waferer’ and Walter Jesson.

British Library, Add. MS 52585, f. 56v.

RaW 38.2

Copy, headed ‘By Sr Walter Raleigh a little before he was ledd from the Gatehouse’.

In: A tall folio volume of state and historical tracts, letters and speeches, largely in a single rounded hand, ff. 35v-6r in an italic hand, with (f. 92v) a later index, ii + 92 leaves, frayed and damp-stained, in contemporary limp vellum. Volume CCCLVII (Series II) of the Dropmore Papers: papers of William Wyndham Grenville, Baron Grenville (1759-1834), Prime Minister, of Dropmore House, Taplow, Buckinghamshire, and associated families. c.1620s-40s.

Inscribed on the rear cover the name of Sir Henry Anderson, Bt (d.1653).

British Library, Add. MS 69394, f. 62r.

RaW 38.5

Copy, in a predominantly italic hand, untitled.

In: A small quarto volume of chiefly parliamentary speeches and sermons, in several hands, two predominating, ii + 44 leaves (including blanks), in contemporary limp vellum. Owned and probably compiled in part by Knightley Chetwode, of Chetwode, Buckinghamshire, student of Lincoln's Inn (in 1623), whose name is inscribed on the cover, as is that of Jane Chetwode. c.1626.

Later in the family papers of Sylvester Douglas (1743-1823), Baron Glenbervie, politician.

British Library, Add. MS 70636, f. 18r.

RaW 39

Copy, in the hand of Ralph Starkey, headed ‘This Epetath followinge was writtene by Sr walter Ralegh the Night before he died’.

In: A folio composite volume of state tracts, letters and speeches, in several professional hands, 432 leaves (plus blanks), in modern crushed morocco gilt. In professional hands, including those of Ralph Starkey (c.1569-1628), merchant and antiquary, and the ‘Feathery Scribe’.

Later owned, and annotated, by Sir Simonds D'Ewes, BT, MP (1602-50), diarist and antiquary. A note (f. 432v) by Humfrey Wanley (1672-1726), scholar and librarian, records on 30 July 1714 that eight or nine years earlier Robert Harley lent this book to Queen Anne ‘upon the account of divers Original Letters &c. written by the Royal Family’, which, on its return, Wanley extracted and inserted into a separate collection.

Briefly described in Peter Beal, In Praise of Scribes: Manuscripts and their Makers in Seventeenth-Century England (Oxford, 1998), pp. 235-6 (No. 45).

British Library, Harley MS 39, f. 368v.

RaW 40

Copy, in a neat secretary hand, untitled.

In: A large folio volume of state papers and tracts, many relating to Sussex and dating up to 1627, in various secretary hands, 177 leaves, with remains of a vellum wrapper from a rubricated 15th-century antiphonal, within modern half morocco gilt. Apparently compiled for Sir Walter Covert, High Sheriff and Deputy Lieutenant in Sussex. c.1627.

The name ‘Mary Chalone’ inscribed on the vellum wrapper (f. 177r).

British Library, Harley MS 703, f. 162v.

RaW 41

Copy, in a secretary hand, untitled, subscribed ‘Wal: Raleigh’. c.1620s.

In: A folio composite volume of state and legal tracts, papers and speeches, in several hands, with (f. 4r) an ‘Index’ of contents, 338 leaves, in 19th-century half-morocco gilt.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 153.

British Library, Harley MS 1576, f. 2r.

RaW 41.5

Copy, untitled.

In: A folio volume of state tracts and miscellaneous extracts, largely in one professional secretary hand, 183 leaves, in modern half crushed morocco on cloth boards gilt. Inscribed (f. 1r) ‘The 2. day of Janvarie .1617. <erasure> begun to be wrytten - by my man John May. / P W’[?]. c.1618-20s.

British Library, Harley MS 1759, f. 81r.

RaW 42

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, headed ‘verses found in Sr walter Rayleighs Bible in the Gatehouse’. c.1620s.

In: A folio composite volume of state letters, in vavious professional hands, 194 leaves, in modern half crushed morocco on cloth boards gilt. Early-mid-17th century.

British Library, Harley MS 4761, f. 22r.

RaW 43

Copy, in a secretary hand, headed ‘By Sr W: Rawleigh the morn a little before he was ledd from ye Gatehouse’. c.1618.

In: A folio composite volume of letters and tracts, in various hands, 49 leaves, in modern half crushed morocco on cloth boards gilt. Collected by James Butler (1610-88), first Duke of Ormonde, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.

British Library, Harley MS 7056, f. 50v.

RaW 44

Copy, headed ‘Sr W: Raleigh de seipso’ and here beginning ‘Euen such is tyme yt takes in trust’.

In: A quarto composite volume of miscellaneous tracts, poems and other papers, in various hands, 329 leaves, in modern half-morocco. Fols 1r-82r comprise a separate collection of verse and some prose, possibly in a single predominantly secretary hand with some variants of style, the first leaf (f. 1) inscribed in another hand ‘Poems by Wm: Browne of the Inner-Temple Gent &c / 1650’, this possibly applying to the poems up to f. 62v, which is subscribed ‘ffinis W Browne’. c.1637-50.

This volume comprising Parts 1-3, 5, 8-13, of what was formerly a single composite volume but is now bound in three volumes.

Inscribed (f. 280v) ‘Philip Butler his book’.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 153.

British Library, Lansdowne MS 777, f. 64r.

RaW 45

Copy, on a leaf pasted in at the end of the volume.

In: A quarto volume of alchemical treatises and receipts, 117 leaves. Mid-17th century.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 153.

British Library, Sloane MS 1842, f. 117r.

RaW 46

Copy, in a secretary hand, headed ‘The verses following were made by Sir Walter Rawleigh the night before his death at the gate house’. c.1620.

In: A large folio guard-book of independent state papers, in various hands, 86 leaves.

British Library, Stowe MS 141, f. 74v.

RaW 47

Copy, headed ‘Verses made by Sr Waltr Rawly at his beheading’.

In: An octavo notebook of extracts in verse and prose, in a small untidy hand, written from both ends, 42 leaves (plus three blanks), badly worn, remains of boards and green ties. c.1640.

Includes (f. [31r rev.] a reference to ‘my brother Capstons account book after his death 1632’. Given to the library by H.L. Pink, Assistant Under-Librarian, 22 November 1948.

Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 7196, f. [21r rev.].

RaW 47.5

Copy, headed ‘Sr Walter Raleigh, a man of such Admirable Parts that he is More to be admired then sufficiently praised, this following Epitaph was made by himself’.

In: A quarto miscellany of verse and some prose, predominantly in one female roman hand, written from both ends, 174 pages, in contemporary calf. Compiled by members of Sir Thomas Browne's family, chiefly his daughter Elizabeth Lyttelton (b. c.1648), containing various works in verse and prose including copies of a passage by Sir Thomas on consumptions (p. 43), a list of books which he had Elizabeth read out to him (pp. 44-5), copies of notes by him (pp. 77-76 rev.), his poem ‘Upon a Tempest at Sea’ (pp. 94-93 rev.) and verses beginning ‘the Almond flourisheth ye Birch trees flowe’ (p. 72); some of the verses in other hands including poems by Donne, Corbett, Wotton, Cartwright, William Browne, Ralegh, Katherine Phillips and others. Late 17th century.

Inscriptions (p. 1) ‘Mary Browne’ (who d.1676) and ‘James Dodsley’ and (p. 174) ‘Mar. 11th 1713/4 The gift of Mrs Lyttelton to Edward Tenison’. Percy Dobell's sale catalogue The Literature of the Restoration (1918), item 1240. Bookplate of the Royal College of Medicine, London. Owned by Sir Geoffrey Keynes (Bibliotheca Bibliographici, No. 1301).

This MS volume described in [Geoffrey Keynes], ‘A Daughter of Sir Thomas Browne’, TLS (4 September 1919), p. 420. Discussed in Victoria E. Burke, ‘Contexts for Women's Manuscript Miscellanies: The Case of Elizabeth Lyttelton and Sir Thomas Browne’, Yearbook of English Studies, 33 (2003), 316-28. Edited selectively by Geoffrey Keynes as The Commonplace Book of Elizabeth Lyttelton, Daughter of Sir Thomas Browne (Cambridge, 1919). The passages by Browne also edited in Keynes, I, 120-1, and III, 236-7, 331-2.

Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 8460, p. 49 rev.

RaW 47.8

Copy in: A volume of transcripts made by by Thomas Baker (1656-1740), Cambridge antiquary.

Cambridge University Library, MS Mm. 1. 45, p. 210.

RaW 48

Copy, untitled, subscribed ‘W: R:’.

In: A quarto volume of state tracts and letters, largely written in one secretary hand, entries at the reverse end in a different hand, 281 leaves (including 90 blanks). Early-mid-17th century.

Inscribed at the end ‘T ed: Kenett’.

Cambridge University Library, MS Mm. 6. 33, f. 185v.

RaW 48.5

Copy, in a roman hand, headed ‘written by Sr Water Ravlige before his Death a fewe dayes’.

In: A folio miscellany of verse and prose, in English and Welsh, in several hands, 161 pages, in contemporary limp vellum. Compiled, at least in part, by Philip Powell of Brecon (‘Phillip Powell his booke’ on p. 2), referring (p. 63) to his being committed to Newgate prison for three years on or by 1 March ‘1633’ (his wife not having come to see him ‘once’) and with a reference (p. 45) to ‘My ffather Thomas Powell’, a distant cousin of Edward Games, the first recorder of Brecknock. Other names inscribed including Thomas and Richard Powell, and with a note dated 1812 (p. 4) by ‘Thomas Lawrence’, who purchased the MS at the sale of the library of Theophilus Jones (1759-1812), Brecknockshire county historian. c.1632-48.

Cardiff Central Library, MS 3.42, p. 26.

RaW 48.6

Copy, in a neat secretary hand, headed in the margin ‘Sr water Ralige before his Death beHeaded’.

In: the MS described under RaW 48.5. c.1632-48.

Cardiff Central Library, MS 3.42, p. 39.

RaW 48.8

Copy, in a predominantly secretary hand, headed ‘Sr Water Raulighs meditation’, on the first page of a single octavo leaf of verse probably extracted from a miscellany. c.1620s-30s.

Chetham's Library, Halliwell-Phillipps No. 1311.

RaW 49

Copy, headed ‘Sr Walter Raleigh’.

In: A quarto miscellany of verse and some prose, in at least seven secretary and italic hands, 118 leaves (plus some blanks), currently disbound. Possibly compiled by one or more persons connected with the Inns of Court. c.1600-1620s.

Later in the library of the Rev. Richard Farmer, FSA (1735-97), Master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, literary scholar. Lot 8055 in the sale of his library by Thomas King, 7 May to 16 June 1798. Probably owned afterwards by James Crossley (1800-83), author and book collector. Formerly Chetham's MS 8012.

The volume edited by Alexander B. Grosart as The Dr. Farmer Chetham MS. being a Commonplace Book in the Chetham Library, Manchester, temp. Elizabeth, James I, and Charles I, Chetham Society, vols 89 and 90 (Manchester, 1873).

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 153.

Chetham's Library, Mun. A.4.15, f. 99r (p. 162).

RaW 50

Copy, headed ‘Sir W: Rawleighs Epitaph made by himselfe’.

In: A quarto volume of works by or relating to Sir Walter Ralegh, largely in a single stylish hand, with later additions after f. 106v probably in another hand, 113 leaves (ff. 29v-106v blanks), in contemporary calf. Probably chiefly in the hand of Andrew Card, who inscribes f. 5r ‘Ex libris Andreæ Card 1674’. c.1674-84.

Bookplate of Richard Cranmer [i.e. Richard Dixon (d.1828), of the manor of Mitcham, Surrey, who claimed descent from Archbishop Cranmer.

University of Chicago, MS 824, f. 27v.

RaW 51

Copy, here beginning ‘Euen such is time that takes in trust’, subscribed ‘made by himselfe, the night before his execucon’.

In: A MS containing four texts relating to Ralegh, in a professional secretary hand, on four folio leaves (the last page blank). c.1620s.

Among the papers of the Gell family, of Hopton Hall, Derbyshire, including those of the Parliamentary commander and MP Sir John Gell, first Baronet (1593-1671). Formerly D 258/67/6b

Recorded in HMC, 9th Report, Part II (1884), Appendix, p. 386b.

Derbyshire Record Office, D 258/39/5, f. [3v].

RaW 52

Copy, in the hand of Thomas Gell, MP (1595-1657), of the Inner Temple, headed ‘Sr Walter Rawleys Epitaph written by himselfe the night before his execution’ and here beginning ‘Euen such is time that takes in trust’.

In: A single half-folio leaf containing on one side two copies of Ralegh's ‘Epitaph’ in different hands. c.1620-18th century.

Among the papers of the Gell family, of Hopton Hall, Derbyshire, including those of the Parliamentary commander and MP Sir John Gell, first Baronet (1593-1671). Formerly D258/67/33a.

Derbyshire Record Office, D258/39/33/1, f. [1r].

RaW 53

Copy, in a cursive italic hand, probably of the 18th century, headed ‘Sir Walter Rawleys Epitaph written by himselfe the night before his execution’, here beginning ‘Even such is time that takes in trust’.

In: the MS described under RaW 52. c.1620-18th century.

Derbyshire Record Office, D258/39/33/1, f.[1r].

RaW 53.5

Copy, headed ‘His Epitaph made by himselfe’.

In: A volume comprising two works by Ralegh. Early-mid-17th century.

Sir William Dugdale, Merevale Hall, Bundle XVII/22 in Horse-hair trunk, [unnumbered page].

RaW 54

Copy, in an italic hand. c.1620s.

In: A folio composite miscellany of verse, prose, and dramatic works, in several hands, an independant unit on ff. 88r-111r, in a single hand, containing, inter alia, twenty poems by Donne, 117 leaves (plus seventeen blanks), in contemporary vellum, with remains of ties. c.1630.

Inscribed (f. 134v) ‘Anthony Methuen’. Later owned by members of the Wyndham family, including probably the Henry Penruddocke Wyndham (1736-1819), topographer. Sotheby's, 11 April 1872, lot 1331, to David Laing.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), as the ‘Laing MS’: DnJ Δ 47.

Edinburgh University Library, MS La. III. 493, f. 32r.

RaW 55

Copy, headed in the margin ‘his Epith.’

In: A folio volume principally of scullery and kitchen accounts, largely in a single secretary hand, 74 leaves, in modern calf (repaired). Probably connected with the Royal Establishment and kept by David Young, servant of the Scullery, who was presumably related to Sir Peter Young (1544-1628), royal tutor and diplomat, who is cited in the volume at least twice. c.1628-38.

Edinburgh University Library, MS La. III. 501, f. 67v.

RaW 56

Copy, headed ‘The night before hee died’.

In: A miscellany, belonging to the Smyth family of Hill Hall, Essex. c.1620.

Essex Record Office, Chelsmsford, D/DSh Z1, f. 38v.

RaW 57

Copy, headed ‘This Epitath ffollowinge was wrytten, by Sr: Walter; Ralegh the night before he dyed’, in the hand of the ‘Feathery Scribe’.

In: A folio volume of state letters and tracts, in two professional secretary hands, predominantly that of the ‘Feathery Scribe’, 334 leaves, plus an index in an italic hand (f. 375r), in modern half vellum on marbled boards.

Sotheby's, 4 July 1955 (André de Coppet sale), lot 950, to Maggs. Formerly Folger MS Add. 35.

Briefly described in Peter Beal, In Praise of Scribes: Manuscripts and their Makers in Seventeenth-Century England (Oxford, 1998), pp. 262-5 (No. 108).

Folger, MS G.b.9, f. 170r-v.

RaW 58

Copy, headed ‘Verses found in Sr Walter Rauleighs Bible in ye Gatehowse’.

In: A quarto volume of verse and dramatic works, associated with Cambridge University, in several hands, a small italic hand predominating, 88 leaves, in contemporary calf, once with metal clasps. c.1620s.

Inscribed (f. [ir]) ‘Fra: Corbet’ and (f. 88v) ‘1626 Ja: Rolfe’.

Folger, MS J.a.2, f. 87r.

RaW 59

Copy, headed ‘Verses found in Sr. Walter Raleighs Bible in the Gatehowse’.

In: A quarto volume of state letters, in a single professional hand, xxvi + c.955 pages (misnumbered around pp. 895-6), including a table of contents (and plus numerous blanks), in contemporary calf gilt, remains of ties. c.1630s.

Folger, MS V.a.239, p. 704.

RaW 60

Copy, headed ‘Sir Walter Ralegh of himself’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in English and Latin, 210 pages, comprising 38 unnumbered pages and 172 numbered pages (plus four blank leaves), perhaps largely in a single predominantly secretary hand, with additions in four other hands on the unnumbered pages and pp. 167-71, including the scribbled title ‘Divers Sonnets & Poems compiled by certaine gentil Clarks and Ryme-Wrightes’, probably associated with Oxford University and the Inns of Court, in contemporary vellum. Including 14 poems by Strode (and a second copy of one poem). c.1637-51.

Inscribed (front pastedown) ‘Wakelin EeK Hering / Blows of Whitsor’, and (rear pastedown) ‘R. J. Cotton’. Formerly Folger MS 2073.4.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993) as the Cotton MS: StW Δ 20.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 154.

Folger, MS V.a.262, pp. 54-5.

RaW 61

Copy, inscribed ‘Sir Gualter Raleigh’ as a heading.

In: the MS described under RaW 60. c.1637-51.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 154.

Folger, MS V.a.262, p. 136.

RaW 62

Copy, headed in the margin ‘Tyme’ and here beginning ‘Whie this is time that takes in trust’, subscribed ‘Sr W: Ral:’.

In: An octavo miscellany of verse and prose, closely written in possibly several minute predominantly secretary hands, 291 leaves (ff. 212-16 bound out of order after f. 24), in modern calf. c.1640s.

Inscribed (f. 1r) ‘Joseph Hall’ (not the bishop). Later owned by John Payne Collier (1789-1883), literary scholar, editor and forger, who has entered in pseudo-17th-century secretary script copies of various ballads on ff. 39r-41r, 107v-79r, 181r-v, 227r-8v, 243r-6r, as well as adding foliation (1-284) before the more recent foliation (1-291, used below). Quaritch's sale catalogue ‘of English Literature’ (August-November 1884), item 22350, Collier's transcript of the MS made c.1860 being item 22352. Formerly Folger MS 2071.7.

Discussed, with facsimile examples, in Giles E. Dawson, ‘John Payne Collier's Great Forgery’, SB, 24 (1971), 1-26.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 154.

Folger, MS V.a.339, f. 210v.

RaW 63

Copy, headed ‘Sr Walter Rawlighes verses the nighte before he was beheaded in London 1619’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, largely in a single mixed hand, with additions in other hands, associated with Oxford University, possibly Christ Church, 315 pages (plus blanks), in modern black morocco gilt. Including 11 poems by Donne, and 15 poems (plus one of uncertain authorship) by Corbett. c.1630s.

Later owned by Edward Jeremiah Curteis, M.P., of Windmill Hill, Sussex. Puttick & Simpson's, 30 June 1884 (Curteis sale), lot 175, to Pearson of Pall Mall for James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1820-89). Formerly Folger MS 452.5.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), and II.i (1987), as the ‘Curteis MS’: DnJ Δ 50 and CoR Δ 9. Discussed, with a facsimile example, in Arthur F. Marotti, ‘Folger MSS V.a.89 and V.a.345: Reading Lyric Poetry in Manuscript’, in The Reader Revealed, ed. Sabrina Alcorn Baron, et al. (Washington, DC, 2001), pp. 44-57. A facsimile of p. 36 is in Chris R. Kyle and Jason Peacey, Breaking News: Renaissance Journalism and the Birth of the Newspaper (Washington, DC, 2008), p. 32.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 154.

Folger, MS V.a.345, p. 31.

RaW 64

Copy, in an italic hand, headed ‘Verses made by himselfe’.

In: A quarto volume of documents by or relating to Ralegh, 81 pages in all, in contemporary limp vellum. Comprising printed exempla of A Declaration of the Demeanor and Cariage of Sir Walter Raleigh, Knight, aswell in his Voyage, as in, and sithence his Returne (London, 1618) and The humble petition...of Sir Lewis Stucley (London, 1618), with ten MS leaves at the beginning and two at the end, in at least two secretary and italic hands. c.1620.

Formerly Folger MS Add. 402.

Folger, MS V.a.418, f. [4v].

RaW 65

Copy, headed ‘Verses found in Sr Walter Raleighs Bible in the Gate house’.

In: A folio volume of state letters and papers, in several professional secretary hands, 1050 pages (plus a 24-page ‘Tabula’ of contents at the end), in calf. c.1630s.

Formerly MS F. 2. 20.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 154.

Folger, MS V.b.234, p. 675.

RaW 66

Copy, headed ‘The wourdes vnderwritten he wrote the nighte before he suffred’.

In: A folio volume of state tracts, in several secretary hands, with a title-page ‘A manuscript containing seuerall Discourses the heades thereof are in the next Page following...1641’, 350 pages, in half calf marbled boards. c.1642.

Bookplate of the Honourable Frederic North. Phillipps MS 7511. Sotheby's, 26 June 1967, lot 596 (incorrectly described as a commonplace book of Sir Thomas Crewe, Speaker of the House of Commons (d.1634)). Formerly Folger MS Add. 538.

A microfilm is in the British Library (RP 154).

Folger, MS V.b.303, p. 229.

RaW 66.5

Copy in: A folio volume comprising a collection of epitaphs, in a single neat italic hand, entitled ‘Delectus Epitaphiorum Anglo-Latinorum Tam Veterum quam Recentiu’, 74 pages (plus numerous blanks), in contemporary calf. c.1664-1705.

Pencil inscription on front pastedown: ‘Charles A. Cole[?] June 26 '64’. The rear cover stamped ‘R. S. 1705’.

Folger, MS W.b.455, p. 25.

RaW 67

Copy, in a secretary hand, untitled. c.1620.

In: A large folio composite volume of state papers, letters and speeches, in English and Latin prose and verse, in various hands, 58 items, i + 449 leaves.

Given by William Moore.

Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, MS 73/40, f. 215v.

RaW 68

Copy, headed ‘Sr walter Rawleigh hys verses written in his byble a lyttell before his deathe’ and here beginning ‘Yeouen suche ys tyme wch takes in haste’.

In: An octavo miscellany of verse and prose, closely written in probably a single secretary hand, ii + 393 pages, in old calf. c.1620.

Inscribed (p. [i]) ‘This curious Manuscript was bought by me of Mr Muskett the Bookseller. Norwich - J. P. B.’ Unidentified Dobell sale catalogue, item 182.

Edited from this MS in Rudick, No. 35A, p. 80. Recorded in Latham (1929), p. 166, and in Latham (1951), p. 154.

Harvard, MS Eng 628, p. 385.

RaW 68.5

Copy, headed ‘Sr Walter Raleighs Epitaph written himself the night before he suffered’.

In: An octavo composite miscellany of verse and prose, in English and Latin, relating to angling, 284 pages (lacking pp. 161-84), in quarter-calf marbled boards. In several neat, small, chiefly italic hands, one on pp. 1-203 that of Nathaniel Bridges, of Magdalen College, Oxford, whose inscription on f. [iiir] is dated ‘1694’. c.1691-early 18th century.

Bookplate of George Weare Braikenridge, Broomwell House. A flyleaf is inscribed by him, November 1834, ‘The Book belonged to the late Dr. Nathl. Bridges Lecturer of St Mary Radcliffe & St Nicholas in the City of Bristol & purchased out of a private sale of his library at his decease.’ Other names inscribed after p. 212 including ‘William Trumbu[ll]’, ‘Joseph Brampton 1691’, and ‘Hen Sacheverell / Coll. Magd.’. A later bookplate inside the lower cover: ‘Gift of Daniel B. Fearing of Newport, 1915’.

Harvard, MS Eng 1490, 2nd section, f. [18r].

RaW 69

Copy on a single small leaf. 17th century.

Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Ag. E.83/044.

RaW 70

Copy, headed ‘Verses found in Sr. Walter Raleighs Bible in the Gatehowse’.

In: A folio volume of transcripts of state letters, in a single professional hand, 209 pages plus a three-page table of contents, in vellum. c.1630s.

Later owned by the antiquary Michael Lort (1725-90). Bookplate of Edmund Turner. Sotheby's, 24 October 1972, lot 383, to Alan Thomas.

Huntington, HM 36836, p. 127.

RaW 71

Copy, in a secretary hand, untitled, written on the address leaf of a folio autograph letter by Richard Blackall, to Sir Lionel Cranfield, 27 October 1618. c.1618.

Among papers of the Sackville and Cranfield families, Earls of Dorset and of de la Warr, of Knole Park, Kent. Formerly EN M1012.

Recorded in HMC, 4th Report (1874), Appendix, p. 314.

Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, U269/1 OEc 121.

RaW 72

Copy, in Twysden's hand, headed ‘part of an Epytaph made by Sr water Raugley beefore he sufferd’.

In: A quarto commonplace book, in an italic hand, xii + 758 pages, the great majority blank, in a recycled vellum membrane from a 14th-century missal. Compiled by Sir Roger Twysden (1597-1672), antiquary. c.1618-26.

Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, U48 Z1, p. [2].

RaW 73

Copy, in a predominantly secretary hand, untitled, here beginning ‘Eaven such is tyme that takes in trust’.

In: A folio volume of documents by or relating to Sir Walter Ralegh, in several professional hands, iv + 30 leaves (including five blanks), in paper wrappers. c.1620s.

The upper wrapper inscribed ‘Cha Kemeys’. Bought from Maggs, 23 April 1953, by Annie Winifred Bryher (née Ellerman, d.1983). Afterwards owned by the Ralegh scholar Agnes Latham (1905-96), of Pickering, North Yorkshire.

British Library, Add. MS 73086, f. 22r.

RaW 73.5

Copy, headed ‘The coppy of that wch was deliver'd by Sr Walter Rawley to the Deane of Westminster upon the scaffold, for his Epitaph’.

In: A folio verse miscellany, comprising 162 poems in English, in a single hand, 273 pages, in brown morocco gilt. c.late 1640s.

Formerly (before 1686) in the Palatine Library at Heidelberg. Possibly acquired by Charles Louis (1617-80), Elector Palatine, while at the English court of his uncle, Charles I, from 1635 to 1649.

This volume discovered, and announced in the TLS, 23 July 2010, pp. 14-15, by June Schleuter and Paul Schleuter.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, p. 35.

RaW 74

Copy, untitled, indexed (f. 13v) as ‘Verses made by Sir walter Rawleigh’.

In: A folio miscellany of verse and prose, in several hands, 283 leaves, in contemporary calf gilt. Compiled principally by one ‘Jo. Tempest’. Mid-17th century.

Inscribed inside the front cover ‘G. J. Farsyde Fylingdales in Whitby 1826 / These M S. were found amongst the papers of my Uncle Watson Farsyde’. Peter Murray Hill, sale catalogue No. 72 (1960), item 22.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. q. 9, f. 17r.

RaW 74.5

Copy, headed ‘verses I made the Last nyght I Liued’ and subscribed ‘Walter Rawleygh’, on a small slip of paper pasted down on page ccxxxii in a printed exemplum of William Oldys, The Life of Sir Walter Ralegh (London, 1736). Early-mid-17th century.

Owned by the Historical Society of Philadelphia.

Library Company of Philadelphia, *Am 1736 Old Accession No. AqE83 0 44.

RaW 75

Copy, in the hand of John Goodyer, on the back of a draft letter dated from his lodgings at the Red Lyon in Fleet Street, London, 7 November 1618.

In: A volume of papers of John Goodyer (c.1592-1664), botanist.

Edited from this MS in R.T. Gunther, Early British Botanists and their Gardens (Oxford, 1922), p. 32. Recorded in Latham, p. 156.

Magdalen College, Oxford, MS 324, f. 2r.

RaW 76

Copy, headed ‘Epitaphe Sr W R. by himselfe’.

In: A folio composite miscellany compiled entirely by William Drummond of Hawthornden, including (ff. 165r-6v, 246r-7v) copies of, or brief extracts from, nineteen poems by Donne, 300 leaves, in 19th-century calf gilt. c.1618-20s.

Among the collections of William Drummond of Hawthornden: Hawthornden Vol. VIII.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), as the Drummond Miscellany: DnJ Δ 66. Some extracts from this MS edited in Laing (1831), pp. 78-82. ‘Drummond's Catalogue of Comedies’ (ff. 122-3). Recorded in MacDonald, Library of Drummond, pp. 231-2.

Edited from this MS in David Laing, ‘Extracts from the Hawthornden Manuscripts’, Transactions of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 4 (1833), 225-40 (p. 238), and in Rudick, No. 35B, p. 80. Recorded in Latham, p. 153.

National Library of Scotland, MS 2060, f. 2r.

RaW 77

Copy, in a roman hand, untitled. c.1640s.

In: A folio composite volume of verse, prose and dramatic works, in various hands, written over a period from both ends, 543 pages (including blanks), in contemporary panelled calf with remains of metal clasps. Compiled by members of the Salusbury family of Llewenni, Denbighshire, including works by Sir Thomas Salusbury, second Baronet (1612-43), poet and politician. Early-mid 17th century.

Later owned by J. Baskerville-Glegg, of Withington Hall, Chelford. Sotheby's, 14-16 March 1921, lot 421.

National Library of Wales, NLW MS 5390 D, p. 334 rev.

RaW 78

Copy, in a cursive mixed hand, subscribed ‘Sr wa: Rawghleygh knt wrytten ye daye hee died’. c.1640s.

In: the MS described under RaW 77. Early-mid 17th century.

National Library of Wales, NLW MS 5390 D, p. 334 rev.

RaW 79

Copy, on a slip pasted at the bottom of the third page.

In: Copy of two texts relating to Sir Walter Ralegh, on a pair of conjugate folio leaves. Early-mid-17th century.

Later owned by André de Coppet (1892-1953), New York financial broker. Sotheby's, 5 July 1955 (De Coppet sale), lot 984.

New York Public Library, Arents Collection, Acc. No. 7482, [item 2].

RaW 80

Copy, untitled.

In: Copy of texts relating to Ralegh's execution, in a secretary hand, on two unbound conjugate folio leaves, once folded as a letter or packet. c.1618-20s.

Northamptonshire Record Office, IC 3495, p. [4].

RaW 81

Copy, in an italic hand, untitled, here beginning ‘Euen soe is tyme, who takes in trust’, subscribed ‘Walter Raleigh’, on a small slip of paper once part of a leaf folded as a letter or packet. c.1620s.

Northamptonshire Record Office, IC 4774.

RaW 82

Copy, in a predominantly italic hand, untitled, on one side of a half-folio leaf, once folded as a letter or packet. c.1620s.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 359.

RaW 83

Copy, headed ‘Verses found in Sr Walter Raleighs Bible att the Gatehowse’, followed by two lines in Latin.

In: A folio volume of state letters, in several professional secretary hands, with a lengthy ‘Tabula’ of contents, xxx + 558 pages, in old vellum boards. c.1637.

Recorded in HMC, 6th Report, Part I (1877), p. 306.

Lord Egremont, Petworth House, HMC MS 61, p. 391.

RaW 84

Copy in the hand of one Humphrey Holden, headed ‘Sr. Walter Rawleigh wrote these verses ye night before his Execution. Oct 28 1618’, written on the first unsigned leaf in Holden's printed exemplum of Ralegh's The History of the World (London, 1614), in modern morocco. c.1620.

Edited from this MS in E.V. Unger and W.A. Jackson, The Carl H. Pforzheimer Library: English Literature 1475-1700, 3 vols (New York, 1940), III, 846. Facsimile in Henry Stevens, Son, & Stiles, catalogue No. 177 (1927), Plate XII.

University of Texas at Austin, Pforzheimer 820.

RaW 85

Copy, headed ‘These ensueing verses are sayd to bee written, by Sr. Walter Raleigh, in the prison of the Gatehouse, the same morneing hee suffered’.

In: A folio volume of accounts of Ralegh's arraignment and execution, in four professional predominantly secretary hands, 103 pages (an unnumbered blank leaf after p. 52), in 19th-century morocco. c.1620.

Later owned, in 1821, by William Upcott (1779-1845), antiquary and autograph collector, in 1863 by John Dillon, and afterwards by Alfred Morrison (1821-97), manuscript and art collector.

Recorded in HMC, 9th Report, Appendix, Part II (1884), p. 408. Described in E.V. Unger and W.A. Jackson, The Carl H. Pforzheimer Library: English Literature 1475-1700, 3 vols (New York, 1940), III, 857-8.

This MS partly collated in E.V. Unger and W.A. Jackson, The Carl H. Pforzheimer Library: English Literature 1475-1700, 3 vols (New York, 1940), III, 858.

University of Texas at Austin, Pforzheimer MS 112, p. 103.

RaW 86

Copy, headed ‘Upon Sr Walter Rawleigh made by himself before he was beheaded’, added in a late 17th-century hand.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, including seventeen poems by Donne and fifteen by Strode, the main part in a single hand, 334 pages (but pp. 3-4 extracted, and including a later index). Possibly compiled by one ‘W: H:’: i.e. probably William Holgate (1618-46), of Queens' College, Cambridge, with late 17th-century additions apparently made by other members of the Holgate family, of Saffron Walden and Great Bardfield, Essex. c.1630s [-late 17th-century].

Owned in the early 18th century by John Wale, who supplied the index on pp. 330-3. Owned before 1927 by Col. W.G. Carwardine-Probert, of Bures, Suffolk (descendant of the Holgate family).

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), as the ‘Holgate MS’: DnJ Δ 58. Briefly discussed in W.G.P., ‘Verses by Francis Beaumont’, TLS (15 September 1921), p. 596, and in E.K. Chambers, William Shakespeare, 2 vols (Oxford, 1930), II, 222-4. Also discussed, with facsimiles on pp. 68 and 70 of pp. 181 and 13, in Michael Roy Denbo, ‘Editing a Renaissance Commonplace Book: The Holgate Miscellany’, in New Ways of Looking at Old Texts, III, ed. W. Speed Hill (Tempe, AZ, 2004). pp. 65-73. For facsimile pages see DnJ 2931 and ShW 25. Complete microfilm in the Essex Record Office (T/A 98).

Pierpont Morgan Library, MA 1057, p. 217.

RaW 87

Copy, headed ‘Verses found in Sr. Walter Raleighs Bible in ye Gatehouse’.

In: A small quarto volume of state letters and papers, in a single secretary hand, 704 pages, in quarter-calf boards. With a letter by James Gairdner (1828-1912), historian, returning this volume to Edward William Cox (1809-79), lawyer and publisher, 20 January 1886. Mid-17th century.

Gift of Mr Roland L. Redmond, 1942.

Pierpont Morgan Library, MA 1162, p. 458.

RaW 88

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, untitled, here beginning ‘Yeven such is tyme wch takes in trust’, with a sidenote ‘des carmes faits par Sr walt: Rawleigh le iour deuant qu'il fut execute Ao. dni. 1618. Nouemb.’, in a quarto booklet. c.1620s.

In: A folio guard-book of Jacobean state papers, stamped foliation 1-165.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 154.

National Archives, Kew, SP 14/96, f. 123r.

RaW 89

Copy, headed ‘Made by sr W: Raleigh the morning before his death and deliuerd to the deane of westminster alittell before his ende’, at the foot of the second page of a folio leaf. c.1618.

In: A folio composite volume of state papers, in various hands, 187 leaves, in red morocco.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 154.

National Archives, Kew, SP 14/103, f. 70v.

RaW 90

Copy, headed ‘Sir Walter Ralleighe his Epitaph made by himselfe the Morninge when he was put to death’.

In: the MS described under RaW 6.5. c.1642.

Robert S. Pirie, New York, [Feilde MS], p. 442.

RaW 91

Copy, headed ‘Write by Sr. walter Rawleygh when he was in the Gatehouse’, among other papers relating to Ralegh. c.1620s.

In: A folio composite volume of state tracts, letters and speeches, in various hands, 614 pages (including blanks), in contemporary vellum.

The Queen's College, Oxford, MS 121, p. 518.

RaW 92

Copy, headed ‘Sr Walter Raleigh the night before his death’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in probably a single mixed hand varying over a period, entitled in another hand Recueil Choisi De Pieces fugitives En Vers Anglois, 214 pages, in modern calf. c.1713.

Afterwards owned by Charles de Beaumont, the Chevalière d'Éon (1728-1810). Later owned by Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872): Phillipps MS 9500. In the Shakespearian Library of Marsden J. Perry (1850-1935), industrialist, banker, and art and book collector, of Providence, Rhode Island. American Art Association, New York, 11-12 March 1936.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 154.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/16, p. 6.

RaW 93

Copy, headed ‘Sr Walter Rawleighs epitaph: by himselfe made’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, including fifteen poems by Donne, with a title-page ‘Miscellanies Or A Collection of Diuers Witty and pleasant Epigrams, Adages, poems Epitaphes &c for the recreation of ye ouertravelled sences: 1630 Robert Bishop’, in a single mixed hand, probably associated with the University of Oxford, 306 pages, in old calf. c.1630.

Owned and probably compiled by Robert Bishop. Later owned by Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872), manuscript and book collector: Phillipps MS 9549. A.S.W. Rosenbach's sale catalogue, English Poetry to 1700 (1941), item 187.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980) as the ‘Bishop MS’: DnJ Δ 59. Edited in David Coleman Redding, Robert Bishop's Commonplace-Book: An Edition of a Seventeenth Century Miscellany (unpublished Ph.D. thesis, University of Pennsylvania, 1960) [Mic 60-3608].

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 154.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 1083/16, p. 109.

RaW 94

Copy, headed ‘The morneing before his execucon’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, including ten poems by Henry King, perhaps almost entirely written over a period in a single secretary hand with slightly varying styles, 54 leaves, in limp vellum. c.1636-40s.

The name of the possible compiler ‘John Pike’ inscribed on f. 1r: i.e. possibly a member of the Pike family of Cambridge (one John Pike (d.1677) matriculating at Peterhouse in 1662).

Cited in IELM, II.i (1987) as the ‘Pike MS’: KiH Δ 12. Described in Mary Hobbs's thesis (see KiH Δ 6), pp. 143-7.

St John's College, Cambridge, MS S. 32 (James 423), f. 34v.

RaW 95

Copy, in a secretary hand, with a lengthy preamble about Ralegh's conduct before his execution, concluding ‘Going out of the prison, he gave certeyne verses in English to his Keeper, wch bycause they seme not to rellish an astonished invention, I thought good here to annexe them: His last verses’, the text followed by ‘answers’.

In: A large folio composite volume of state papers, in various hands and paper sizes, 198 pages, in quarter-vellum boards.

Trinity College, Cambridge, MS O. 5. 21 (James 1302), (20), p. 183.

RaW 95.5

Copy, in double columns, headed ‘When Kinge James the firste sente sente [sicWorde to Sr Walther Ralegh that he shod dy. he called for a pen & wrote these verses’.

In: MS verses on a flyleaf in a printed exemplum of Ralegh's The History of the World (London, 1621), a folio in contemporary calf. c.1620s-30s.

Inscribed (f. [ir]) ‘Ed: Rudd Trin: Coll: Cant: 1700’.

Trinity College, Cambridge, VI.4.4, f. [iir].

RaW 97

Copy, headed ‘Verses hee made the night before hee dyed’.

In: An octavo volume of works by, or attributed to, Ralegh, in several largely secretary hands, 282 pages, in contemporary velum. c.1620s.

Owned in 1732 by the Rev. John Jones (1700-70), of Abbots Ripton and Alconbury, near Cambridge.

This MS discussed in Lefranc (1968), pp. 584-5.

Dr Williams's Library, MS Jones B. 60, p. 282.

RaW 97.5

Copy, headed ‘On ye same W R.’

In: A small quarto verse miscellany, predominantly in one secretary hand, erratically paginated up to 333, 250 leaves, in 18th-century boards. c.late 1630s.

Inscribed (on p. [330]) ‘Robert Lord his book Anno Domini’; (on [p. 335]) ‘william Jacob his booke Amen’; and, among scribbling on the last leaf, ‘Hugh Gibgans of the same’ and ‘John Winter of Buckland Dursbane [or husbande?]’. Owned in 1788 by Alexander R. Popham. Bloomsbury Book Auction, 23 November 2000, lot 8.

A microfilm is in the British Library, RP 7698.

Yale, Osborn MS b 356, p. 250.

RaW 98

Copy, headed ‘1616. [sic] Sr Walter Rawley, nox ante obitum’ and subscribed ‘These verses were made the night before he lost his hed’.

In: A folio commonplace book cum letterbook, predominantly in one hand, compiled by Sir Francis Castillion (1561-1638), 241 pages (plus many blanks). c.1620s-30s.

The front pastedown inscribed ‘Thomas Hugh Markham From his Mother. Sepr 11th. 1846’ and, in pencil, ‘Darker Esqr. Gayton’.

Yale, Osborn MS fb 69, p. 208.

RaW 98.5

Copy, as an epitaph used for a monument to Wilfred Lawson.

In: A quarto commonplace book of extracts, compiled by Elizabeth Elliotson, 330 pages. 1729.

Yale, Osborn MS c 547, p. 332.

RaW 99

Copy, headed ‘Sr W. Rawleigh's Epitaph on Himself’.

In: A folio miscellany entitled Epitaphs Collected 1694, 42 pages. c.1695.

Yale, Osborn MS fb 143, p. 14.

RaW 100

Copy, in a secretary hand, headed ‘Sr. Walter Rawleighs Epitaph in his Bible by him made’.

In: A group of five different sized folio leaves, paginated 412-416, now disbound. Comprising verse and prose texts by or relating to Sir Walter Ralegh. and the Duke of Buckingham. c.1625-30s.

Once belonging to Sir Henry Spelman (1563/4-1641), historian and antiquary. Later owned by Hudson Gurney (1775-1864), of Keswick Hall, Norfolk, banker and antiquary.

Recorded in HMC, 12th Report. IX (1891), p. 161.

Formerly part of Gurney MS XXXIII at Keswick Hall, Norfolk, this MS recorded in HMC, 12th Report, Appendix IX (1891), p. 161. See also RaW 811.

Yale, Osborn Poetry Box VI/107, p. 414.

RaW 101

Copy, headed ‘Sr walter Rawleighs Epitaph made by himselfe’.

In: A quarto miscellany of religious and political prose and verse, in English and Latin, in several secretary, italic and mixed hands, 318 leaves (including blanks, foliated on versos), in contemporary vellum boards. Compiled over a period (entries dated between 1621 and 1667) by members of the family of Sir Marmaduke Rawdon (1583-1646), merchant, shipowner and royalist soldier. Mid-17th century.

Inscribed (f. 278r) ‘Mary Elliston october the 27 1763’ and ‘Mary Elliston Collchester’. Later owned by Edward Hailstone (1818-90), of Walton Hall, Wakefield, botanist and book collector.

York Minster, MS Add. 122, f. 34v.

RaW 102

Copy, headed ‘Sr Walter Rawleigh His Verses, wrytten in a voide place of his Bible the night before his death, in the Gatehouse’. Apparently appended to a printed exemplum of Newes from London (November 1618). c.1618.

Formerly among the papers of the Trevelyan family, of Trevelyan, near Lostwithiel, Cornwall (but not among the Trevelyan papers now in the Somerset Record Office).

This MS edited in Trevelyan Papers, ed. John Payne Collier, III, Camden Society 105 (London, 1872), 154-5.

Untraced, [Trevelyan volume].

RaW 102.5

Copy, headed ‘Sir Walter Rawleigh his Epitaph wreaten be himselfe before his death which was in @nno i6i8. Being beheaded in ye parliamt yeard att west=minster @nno forsaide’.

In: A large octavo verse miscellany, chiefly lampoons and poems on affairs of state, including 21 poems by Rochester and various others in the Rochester apocrypha, nearly 600 pages in all, with a 14-page index. Written in a single hand which can be identified as that of the Scottish pasquil-writer and antiquary Robert Mylne (1643?-1747), who was also responsible for RoJ Δ 6. c.1705.

Private owners in the UK, Mylne MS, p. 504.

RaW 103

Copy, here beginning ‘Even so dooth tyme take up withe truste’.

In: A miscellany, compiled by Adam Winthrop (1548-1623), father of John Winthrop (1588-1649), first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 1618-23.

Formerly owned by the Massachusetts Historical Society.

Discussed in Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, 1st Ser. 13 (1873), 83-98.

Edited from this MS in Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, p. 98. This publication recorded in Latham, p. 154.

Untraced, [Winthrop MS], [unspecified page numbers].

RaW 104

Copy, in the hand of William Trumbull (1576/80-1635), English Resident at Brussels, headed ‘Sr walter Raleye was beheaded at Westminster the <blank> of October 1618 / His Epitaph written by himselfe the night before he suffered’. c.1620.

In: Ralegh's History of the World (London, 1614), first edition, folio, in 18th-century half-calf.

Formerly in the Trumbull library owned by the Marquess of Downshire, at Easthampstead Park, Berkshire. Sotheby's, 19 July 1990, lot 33, to Simon Finch.

Untraced, [Trumbull volume], [unnunbered final blank page].

RaW 105

Copy, untitled and here beginning ‘Eauen such is time that takes in trust’, in the hand of Peter Middelton.

In: Exemplum of Ralegh's The History of the World (London, 1614) with MS verses. c.1618?.

Owned by Peter Middelton (fl.1620s), Royal Chaplain. Sold in the 1980s by Joseph & Sawyer, booksellers.

Untraced, [Ralegh/Middelton volume], [on a flyleaf].

The Excuse (‘Calling to minde mine eie long went about’)

First published in The Phoenix Nest (London, 1593). Latham, p. 10. Rudick, Nos 9A and 9B (two versions, pp. 9-10).

RaW 106

Copy, subscribed ‘Wa: Ralegh’.

In: the MS described under RaW 10.5. c.1620s-37.

This MS collated in The Phoenix Nest, ed. H.E. Rollins (Cambridge, Mass., 1931), pp. 178-9; recorded in Latham, p. 101.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 781, p. 138.

RaW 107

Copy in: A folio verse miscellany, entirely in the professional secretary hand of the ‘Feathery Scribe’, containing some 76 poems, including eleven by Donne, later inscribed (erroneously) ‘Sir John Haringtons Poems Written in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth’, 56 leaves, in contemporary vellum. c.1620s-33.

From the library of Richard Rawlinson (1690-1755), nonjuring bishop and topographer.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), as the ‘Rawlinson MS’: DnJ Δ 38. Also briefly described in Peter Beal, In Praise of Scribes: Manuscripts and their Makers in Seventeenth-Century England (Oxford, 1998), p. 277 (No. 94), with facsimile examples on pp. 102-3.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 102.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 31, f. 2r.

RaW 108

Copy, headed ‘A ffancy’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany and masque, in at least three hands, written from both ends, i + 123 leaves, in contemporary calf. Mid-late 17th century.

Including (f. 1r) an anagram on Frances Pawlett. Inscribed in red ink (f. 123v) ‘Egigius Frampton hunc librum jure tenet non est mortale quod opto: 1659’: i.e. by Giles Frampton, who is perhaps responsible for some of the later poems. Also inscribed [?]‘R. N. 1663’. Some later notes in the hand of Richard Rawlinson.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 102.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 84, f. 58v-r rev.

RaW 109

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under RaW 1. c.1586-91.

This MS collated in Rollins, pp. 178-9; recorded in Latham, p. 102.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 85, f. 104v.

RaW 110

Copy, headed ‘A ffancy’.

In: A quarto composite volume comprising three independent MSS bound together, i + 78 leaves. The first MS a verse miscellany, in an italic hand, 29 leaves. c.1640.

This MS collated in Rollins, pp. 178-9; recorded in Latham, p. 102.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 153, f. 20r.

RaW 110.5

Copy of a version, in a cursive secretary hand, imperfect, lacking the first two stanzas, and here beginning ‘Repentinge folly that myn eye had soe deceived me’.

In: A tall folio composite volume of state and miscellaneous papers, in verse and prose, in several hands, 87 leaves, in 19th-century mottled leather. Possibly assembled by a barrister of the Middle Temple.

This MS recorded in Steven W. May, Sir Walter Ralegh, pp. 29 and 140 n. 6. Edited from this MS in Carlo M. Bajetta, ‘Unrecorded Extracts by Sir Walter Ralegh’, N&Q, 241 (June 1996), 138-40.

British Library, Add. MS 5956, f. 25r-v.

RaW 111

Copy, headed ‘To his Loue’, subscribed ‘Sr Walt: Raleigh’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, entitled Juvenilia Ludicra, in a single small mixed hand, 103 leaves, all now window mounted in a quarto volume, in 19th-century half morocco. Probably compiled by a Cambridge University man. c.1630s.

Inscribed in engrossed lettering (f. 1r) ‘E Libris Richard Sutclif’. Later owned by Benjamin Heywood Bright (1830-84), merchant and author. Sotheby's, 18 June 1844 (Bright sale), lot 194.

Edited from this MS in Rudick, No. 9B, p. 10. Collated in Rollins, pp. 178-9. Recorded in Latham, p. 101.

British Library, Add. MS 15227, f. 88v.

RaW 112

Copy, untitled.

In: An independent quarto verse miscellany, including 47 poems by Donne, in two secretary hands. Constituting ff. 230r-99v in a quarto composite volume of verse and prose, in various hands, 308 leaves, in modern half green morocco gilt. c.1620-33.

Among the collections of Robert Harley, first Earl of Oxford (1661-1724), and his son, Edward, second Earl of Oxford (1681-1741), and acquired in 1722 from the bookseller Nathaniel Noel (fl.1681-c.1753).

Cited in IELM I.i as the ‘Harley Noel MS’: DnJ Δ 2.

This MS collated in Rollins, pp. 178-9. Recorded in Latham, p. 102.

British Library, Harley MS 4064, f. 232v.

RaW 113

Copy, untitled.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in an accomplished mixed hand throughout, with headings or incipts in engrossed lettering, 194 leaves, in 19th-century half-morocco. c.1596-1601.

This MS volume discussed in Katherine K. Gottschalk, ‘Discoveries concerning British Library MS Harley 6910’, MP, 77 (1979-80), 121-31.

This MS collated in Rollins, pp. 178-9; recorded in Latham, p. 102.

British Library, Harley MS 6910, f. 142v.

RaW 114

Copy, untitled, subscribed ‘FINIS. RA’.

In: A quarto composite verse miscellany, comprising three miscellaneous MSS in different hands, 151 leaves, in modern half-morocco gilt. Fols 11r-78r, largely in a single secretary hand, comprising a verse miscellany compiled by the antiquary St Loe Kniveton, of Gray's Inn. c.1585-90s.

Edited from this MS in Rudick (No. 9A), p. 9. Recorded in Latham, p. 102.

British Library, Harley MS 7392, ff. 36v-7r.

RaW 115

Copy, untitled, subscribed ‘Sir Walter Rawlyegh’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in one or more secretary hands, with (ff. 244r-54r) a first-line index, 254 leaves, in modern half-morocco, poems on ff. 34v and 242v dated 1637. Including 91 poems and some prose works by John Donne and fourteen poems by Thomas Carew. c.1637.

Among the collections of Richard Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville (1776-1839), first Duke of Buckingham and Chandos, of Stowe House, near Buckingham, largely derived from the collection of the antiquary Thomas Astle (1735-1803), which in turn chiefly derived from Astle's father-in-law, the Essex historian Philip Morant (1700-70) (see DnJ Δ 15). Later owned by Bertram, fourth Earl of Ashburnham (1797-1878).

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980) and II.i (1987), as ‘Stowe MS II’: DnJ Δ 44 and ‘Stowe MS’: CwT Δ 22.

British Library, Stowe MS 962, f. 85v.

RaW 115.5

Copy of the last two lines, untitled and here beginning ‘But whe I saw myselfe to you was true’.

In: the MS described under RaW 47. c.1640.

Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 7196, f. [9v].

RaW 116

Copy, untitled, inscribed in the margin ‘W.R.’

In: A quarto miscellany of verse and some prose, 63 leaves, partly mounted on guards, in modern quarter-calf on marbled boards. Compiled by Henry Stanford (d.1616), household tutor to the Paget and Carey families, including George Carey, second Lord Hunsdon. c.1581-1612.

A complete transcription of this volume in Steven W. May, Henry Stanford's Anthology: An Edition of Cambridge University Library Manuscript Dd. 5.75 (New York, 1988).

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 102. May, Stanford, pp. 81-2 (No. 109).

Cambridge University Library, MS Dd. 5. 75, f. 27r.

RaW 117

Copy, untitled, ascribed to ‘Sr Wa: Raleighe’.

In: A folio volume of state letters, speeches and verse, in a single neat italic hand. c.1620s.

Among the papers of the Fuller family of Brightling Park. Possibly once owned by Ambrose Trayton of Lewes, Esquire of the Body to James I and Charles I.

East Sussex Record Office, RAF/F/13/1, [unnumbered page].

RaW 118

Copy, untitled.

In: An oblong quarto verse miscellany, in three accomplished secretary hands, xvi + 52 pages (including blanks), being a fragment of a larger volume, now mounted in an album, in russia gilt. c.1590-1600s.

Inscribed (on an affixed slip of paper) ‘Anne Cornwaleys her booke’ [i.e. probably Anne Cornwallis (d.1635), who on 30 November 1610 became Countess of Argyll]; (p. 34) ‘Ed Philips his Book 1740’; ‘Robert Thomas not his Book 1740’; (p. [xvi]); ‘Sam: Lysons’ [i.e. Samuel Lysons (1763-1819), antiquary]. Afterwards owned by Benjamin Heywood Bright (1787-1843), book collector. Bright sale, Part II (18 June 1844), to Thorpe. Then owned by Dr Thomas Russell and his son the Rev. John Fuller Russell (1813-84), ecclesiastical historian (who has signed the MS ‘John F. Russell’ on p.[i]); by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1820-89), literary scholar and book collector, and then in the Warwick Castle Library. Formerly Folger MS 1.112.

Discussed in William H. Bond, ‘The Cornwallis-Lysons Manuscript and the Poems of John Bentley’, Joseph Quincy Adams Memorial Studies, ed. James G. McManaway, Giles E. Dawson, and Edwin E. Willoughby (Washington, DC, 1948), pp. 683-93, and in Arthur F. Marotti, ‘Folger MSS V.a.89 and V.a.345: Reading Lyric Poetry in Manuscript’, in The Reader Revealed, ed. Sabrina Alcorn Baron, et al. (Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC, 2001), pp. 44-57.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 102.

Folger, MS V.a.89, p. 19.

RaW 119

Copy, headed ‘A Lover to his Mistresse’, ascribed at the side to ‘Sr W. R:’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, arranged (Part I) as an anthology, under genre headings, the reverse end (Part II) largely occupied by a later series of Latin verses, epistles, and other exercises, 168 leaves, in old calf (rebacked). Part I probably in several hands, the predominant italic hand that also responsible for the ‘Welbeck MS’: DnJ Δ 57), and including 21 poems by Donne. c.1630 [-1677].

Part I inscribed (f. 1r) ‘John Smyth his Book 1640’, ‘Charles Smyth 1674’, ‘Hugh Smyth 1676’; (f. 23v) ‘J Smyth 1677 / 1676’. Part II inscribed several times ‘Thomas Smith’, on f. 19r also ‘Die: Maij 12o Ano 1659’, with a reference on f. 58v to Balliol College, Oxford, 1659/60. Later inscribed (f. [ir]) by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1820-89), who records buying ‘this very curious and interesting MS. of Messrs Boone’. Afterwards in the library at Warwick Castle. Formerly Folger MS 1. 28.

Cited in IELM, I.i, as the ‘Thomas Smyth MS’: DnJ Δ 48.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 102.

Folger, MS V.a.103, Part I, f. 29r-v.

RaW 120

Copy, headed ‘A Fancy’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany (originally in two separate volumes), including eleven poems by Donne, chiefly in two hands, probably associated with the University of Oxford, 98 leaves, one of the original vellum covers now incorporated in modern red morocco. Mid-17th century.

Inscribed (f. 1r) ‘Stephen Wellden’ and ‘Abraham Bassano’ and (f. 98r) ‘Elizabeth Weldon’. Later owned by William John Thoms (1803-85), writer, antiquary and librarian. Sotheby's, 11 February 1887 (Thoms sale), lot 1092. Also owned by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1820-89). Formerly Folger MS 452.4.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), as the ‘Welden MS’: DnJ Δ 49.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 102.

Folger, MS V.a.162, f. 89v.

RaW 121

Copy, headed ‘A fancy’ and here beginning ‘Callinge to minde eyes went longe aboute’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, in two hands, one mixed hand predominating, 128 pages (plus a five-page index). Inscribed, and probably compiled, by Hugh Barrow (b.1617/18), of Brasenose College, Oxford. c.1638.

Also inscribed names of George Hope, Peter Wynne and [?]Anselm Huff. Later owned by Dr A.S.W. Rosenbach (1876-1952), Philadelphia bookseller and scholar: Rosenbach MS 192.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 102.

New York Public Library, Arents Collection, Cat. No. S 288 (Acc. No. 5442), pp. 106-7.

RaW 122

Copy, headed ‘Sr W. R. / A Lover on his Mistresse’.

In: A small quarto verse anthology, in a single minute hand (but for p. 206), arranged under genre headings (‘Epitaphs’, ‘Satyricall’, ‘Love Sonnets’, etc.), probably associated with Oxford University, possibly Christ Church, 382 pages (including numerous blanks), in contemporary calf gilt. Including 13 poems by Donne and 14 (plus one of uncertain authorship) by Corbett; the scribe is that mainly responsible also for the ‘Thomas Smyth MS’ (DnJ Δ 48). c.1630s.

Later owned and used extensively as a notebook by Dr William Balam (1651-1726), of Ely, Cambridgeshire, who also annotated Cambridge University Library MS Add. 5778 and Harvard fMS Eng 966.4. Bookplate of N. Micklethwait. Owned in 1931 by the Rev. F.W. Glass, of Taverham Hall, near Norwich (seat in the 17th century of the Sotherton family and later of the Branthwayt and Micklethwait families).

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980) and II.i (1987), as the ‘Welbeck MS’: DnJ Δ 57 and CoR Δ 11. Discussed in H. Harvey Wood, ‘A Seventeenth-Century Manuscript of Poems by Donne and Others’, Essays & Studies, 16 (1931), 179-90. For Taverham Hall, see Thomas B. Norgate, A History of Taverham from Early Times to 1969 (Aylsham, 1969).

University of Nottingham, Pw V 37, p. 59.

RaW 122.3

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under RaW 6.5. c.1642.

Robert S. Pirie, New York, [Feilde MS], p. 468.

RaW 122.5

Copy, untitled.

In: A small quarto miscellany of anecdotes, aphorisms, verses, etc., in two hands, compiled by Sir Francis Fane (c.1612-80), 193 leaves, in contemporary vellum. Inscribed by Fane on f. 1r ‘Aug: 24: 1629 / Franciscus Fane’ and, later, as a bequest to his three grandsons to be read by them when aged 21, dated from Fulbeck, 5 May 1672. c.1629-72.

Sold by Maggs, 29 May 1930.

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, ER 93/2, f. 191v.

RaW 122.8

Copy, headed ‘A Louer to his Mrs’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, of English and Welsh verse and prose, in probably several hands, the English verse (on pages 9-70, 93-104) including eleven poems by Strode and two of doubtful authorship, 110 pages (plus stubs of extracted leaves). Compiled by members of the Griffith family, of Llanddyfnan, the verse probably entered by one or more of the various members of that family who studied in this period at the University of Oxford. Mid-17th century.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993), as the ‘Griffith MS’: StW Δ 26.

Bangor University, MS 422, p. 96.

RaW 123

Copy, headed ‘A Fancie’ and here beginning ‘Calling to minde mine eyes about’.

In: A sextodecimo verse miscellany, written from both ends in several hands (two principal ones on ff. 6r-40r, 41r et seq. respectively), 102 leaves (plus blanks), in contemporary calf, with remains of metal clasps. Including 45 poems by Strode and three poems of doubtful authorship. c.1630s.

Formerly Box 22, item II.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993) as the ‘Osborn MS II’: StW Δ 30.

Yale, Osborn MS b 205, f. 27v.

RaW 123.5

Copy, headed ‘To his Mrs’.

In: the MS described under RaW 97.5. c.late 1630s.

Yale, Osborn MS b 356, pp. 132-3.

A Farewell to false Love (‘Farewell false loue, the oracle of lies’)

First published, in a musical setting, in William Byrd, Psalmes, Sonets & songs (London, 1588). Latham, pp. 7-8. Rudick, Nos 10A (complementing Sir Thomas Heneage's verses beginning ‘Most welcome love, thow mortall foe to lies’) and 10B, pp. 11-13.

The poem based principally on a poem by Philippe Desportes: see Jonathan Gibson, ‘French and Italian Sources for Ralegh's “Farewell False Love”’, RES, NS 50 (May 1999), 155-65, which also cites related MSS.

RaW 124

Copy, headed ‘A quip for Cupide’, the heading and lines 1-7 in the hand of Sir John Harington.

In: the MS described under RaW 10. Mid-late 16th century.

Edited from this MS in Hughey, I, No. 235, pp. 274-5.

The Duke of Norfolk, Arundel Castle, MSS (Special Press), ‘Harrington MS. Temp. Eliz.’, f. 162v.

RaW 124.5

Copy, in a five-part musical setting by William Byrd.

In: A MS songbook. Once owned by one Thomas Myriell. Early 17th century.

Bibliothèque Royale, Brussels, Belgium, MS II. 4. 109 (Fétis 3095), pp. 110-11.

RaW 125

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under RaW 1. c.1586-91.

Edited from this MS in The Complete Works of John Lyly, ed. R. Warwick Bond (Oxford, 1902), III, 471-2; collated in Hughey, II, 384-5; recorded and the last stanza edited in Latham.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 85, f. 48r-v.

RaW 126

Copy of the incipit only (here ‘Fairweill fals loue’), in a musical setting.

In: A small oblong folio part book, for the Bass voice, of vocal and instrumental music, the lyrics in a single formal secretary hand, 71 leaves, in modern half dark red morocco. Compiled (and signed at the foot of every page) by David Melvill, of Aberdeen, brother of James Melvill (1556-1614), Professor of Hebrew and Oriental Languages. Early 17th century.

Inscribed (f. 1r) ‘William Forbes [? of Tolquhon, near Aberdeen] Ought this Book 1705’. Bookplate of ‘W. H. S. F[orbes] L[eigh]’.

British Library, Add. MS 36484, f. 53r.

RaW 127

Copy, untitled, subscribed ‘FINIS. RA’.

In: the MS described under RaW 114.

Edited from tis MS in Rudick, No. 10B, pp. 12-13. Collated in Hughey, II, 384. Recorded in Latham, p. 100.

British Library, Harley MS 7392, f. 37r-v.

RaW 128

Copy of the final couplet, here beginning ‘ffalse love; Desire; and Bewty fraile, Adiew’.

In: the MS described under RaW 114.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 100.

British Library, Harley MS 7392, f. 28r.

RaW 129

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under RaW 118. c.1590-1600s.

This MS collated in Hughey, II, 384. Recorded in Latham, p. 100.

Folger, MS V.a.89, pp. 10-11.

RaW 130

Copy of an untitled three-stanza version beginning ffarwell falce loue thow oracle of lies, ascribed in the margin to ‘Mr Rawleigh’ and subscribed ‘ffinis R’.

In: A folio miscellany of verse, dramatic and heraldic works, 78 leaves (including some blanks), in contemporary limp vellum. c.1572-97.

Sotheby's, 17 June 1969, lot 492. Purchased from Hofmann and Freeman 1970.

A microfilm is in the British Library, RP 349.

The text accompanied by a companion poem by Sir Thomas Heneage (d. 1595) beginning ‘Most welcome love thou mortall foe to lies’. Edited from this MS in Bertram Dobell, ‘Poems by Sir Thomas Heneage and Sir Walter Raleigh’, The Athenaeum (14 September 1901), p. 349. Collated from that publication in Hughey, II, 384. Edited from this MS in Rudick, No. 10A, pp. 11-12. Recorded in Latham, p. 100.

A microfilm of the MS is in the British Library (RP 349).

Harvard, fMS Eng 1285, f. 72v.

RaW 131

Copy of a four-stanza version, untitled.

In: A quarto booklet of verse, ff. 1r-10r in a cursive secretary hand, additions afterwards in other hands, sixteen leaves (ff. 12-13 stubs), unbound. Early 17th century.

Owned in 1781 by the Rev. John Williams (1760-1826), of Llanrwst.

National Library of Wales, NLW MS 473 B, ff. 9v-10r.

RaW 132

Copy of a four-stanza version, in a neat secretary hand, untitled, on one side of a folio leaf. c.1600.

In: A folio guard-book of miscellaneous tracts, letters and papers, in various hands, 264 leaves.

This MS recorded in Pierre Lefranc, ‘A Miscellany of Ralegh Material’, N&Q, 202 (January 1957), 24-6.

National Archives, Kew, SP 46/126, f. 123v.

RaW 132.5

Copy, in a musical setting.

In: A music book. Compiled largely by Thomas Hamond (d.1662), of Cressners, in the parish of Hawkedon, near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

Discussed in Ian Payne, ‘George Kirbye (c. 1565-1634): Two Important Repertories of English Secular Vocal Music Surviving Only in Manuscript’, MQ, 73, No. 3 (1989), 401-16.

Royal College of Music, MS 684, [unspecified page numbers].

‘Fortune hath taken thee away my love’

Six lines cited in George Puttenham, The Arte of English Poesie (London, 1589). Latham, p. 9. The full text first published as a broadside in London, 1592 (?): see TLS (12 September 1968), p. 1032. This poem is related to the song “Fortune my foe”: see TLS, 30 May 1968, p. 553. Rudick, Nos 15A, 15B, 15C and 15D (four versions, pp. 19-22), followed by the Queen's answer (p. 23: see ElQ 38).

RaW 133

Copy, in an italic hand, untitled, in six quatrains beginning ‘Fortune hathe taken away my love’, with a lengthy marginal note by William Oldys.

In: A square-shaped folio miscellany of state letters and papers, largely in a single secretary hand, ii + 119 leaves, in contemporary limp vellum. Compiled by someone in the household service of Henry Stanley (1531-93), fourth Earl of Derby, possibly Martin Heton (1552-1609), subsequently Bishop of Ely. c.1583-9.

Later owned by Peter Le Neve (1661-1729), Norroy King of Arms and antiquary; by Nathaniel Booth, of Gray's Inn, in 1737, when it was also used by William Oldys (1696-1761), Norroy King of Arms and antiquary; by Thomas Thorpe (in his sale catalogue, 1820, Part I, item 2); and by Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872), book and manuscript collector (Phillipps MSS 19 and 3602). Sotheby's, 30 November 1971, lot 527, and 27 June 1977, lot 4941. Owned in 1978 by A.G. Thomas, London bookseller. Purchased on 9 April 1986 from Pickering & Chatto.

Edited from this MS in Rudick, No. 15A, pp. 19-20. Walter Oakeshott, The Queen and the Poet (London, 1960), prints the lines beginning ‘In vain mine Eyes, in vain ye waste your tears’ (p. 154) as if a separate poem but reproduces a facsimile of this MS facing p. 157. Facsimile of the first two stanzas also in Sotheby's sale catalogue, 27 June 1977, p. 63.

British Library, Add. MS 63742, f. 116r.

RaW 134

Copy, in a predominantly italic hand, untitled and unascribed.

In: An octavo composite miscellany of verse and prose, in several secretary, italic and mixed hands, 190 leaves (irregularly numbered), in contemporary limp vellum. c.1580s-1615.

Inscribed (inside front and rear covers) ‘Robert Thornton’ and ‘William Sherida / Wm Sheridan.’

Edited from this MS in L.G. Black, ‘A Lost Poem by Queen Elizabeth I’, TLS (23 May 1968), p. 535, and in Rudick, No. 15C, p. 21.

Marsh's Library, Dublin, MS Z 3. 5. 21, f. 30v.

RaW 135

Copy, in six quatrains, in a left-hand column, headed ‘A sonnett’.

In: A folio miscellany of poems and state papers, in secretary hands, written from both ends, 50 leaves, in contemporary vellum. c.1620s.

Among papers of the Troyte-Bullock family, formerly of Zeals House, Mere, and probably deriving from the papers of the Chafyn family of Bulford and Chisenbury or the Reymes family of Waddon, near Dorchester.

Edited from this MS in Queen Elizabeth I: Selected Works, poem 7a, pp. 14-15, and in Rudick, No. 15D, p. 22.

Wiltshire and Swindon Archives, 865/500, f. [27r].

‘Hir face, Hir tong, Hir wit’

First published in Brittons Bowre of Delights (London, 1591). Latham, p. 80. Rudick, No. 11, pp. 14-15. This poem was perhaps written jointly by Ralegh and Sir Arthur Gorges: see Lefranc (1968), p. 95.

RaW 136

Copy of the first stanza, headed ‘To his Mris’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, in a single small neat predominantly secretary hand but for additions in a second hand on ff. 35v and 58r, compiled by an Oxford man, possibly a member of Wadham College, 97 leaves (inclusing two blanks), in half-calf. Including 14 poems by Carew (and a second copy of one poem), eight poems (plus 3 of doubtful authorship) by Randolph, and 28 poems by Strode (plus a second copy of one and two of doubtful authorship). c.late 1630s.

Later used and annotated by William Fulman (1632-88), Oxford antiquary, and entries in his hand on f. 97r. Formerly Bodleian, MS CCC.328.

Cited in IELM, II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Fulman MS’: CwT Δ 2; RnT Δ 6; StW Δ 16.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 328, f. 74v.

RaW 137

Copy of a two-stanza version, here beginning ‘Your face; your tongue; your witt’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in English and Latin, including 37 poems by Donne, in several hands, written from both ends, 279 leaves (including numerous blanks, mostly in ff. 42r-140r), with stubs of extracted leaves, in contemporary calf. Compiled in part by the Oxford printer Christopher Wase (1627-90), fellow of King's College, Cambridge. Mid-17th century.

Later owned by John Somers (1651-1716), Baron Somers, Lord Chancellor, and his brother-in-law Sir Joseph Jekyll (1662-1738), lawyer and politician.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), as the ‘Wase MS’: DnJ Δ 39.

This MS collated in The Phoenix Nest, ed. E. H. Rollins (Cambridge, Mass., 1931), pp. 174-5; recorded in Latham, p. 160.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 117, f. 161r rev.

RaW 138

Second copy of a two-stanza version, untitled, also beginning ‘Your face; your tongue; your witt’.

In: the MS described under RaW 137. Mid-17th century.

This MS collated in Rollins, pp. 174-5; recorded in Latham, p. 160.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 117, f. 168v rev.

RaW 139

Copy of a six-stanza version, headed ‘Vnto his Loue’.

In: the MS described under RaW 111. c.1630s.

This MS collated in Rollins, pp. 174-5; recorded in Latham, p. 160.

British Library, Add. MS 15227, ff. 84v-5r.

RaW 140

Copy of a two-stanza version, headed ‘To his Mistresse’ and here beginning ‘Yr Face, yr Tongue, yr witt’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, in a single predominantly italic hand, 49 leaves, outer leaves imperfect, in modern calf gilt. Including twenty poems by Carew, eleven poems by Crashaw on ff. 10-30 passim, and fifteen poems by Strode. c.1630s.

Thomas Thorpe, sale catalogue (1834), item 728. Acquired from C. Booth, October 1857.

Cited in IELM, II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Thorpe MS’: CwT Δ 12, CrR Δ 3, StW Δ 9.

This MS collated in Rollins, pp. 174-5; recorded in Latham, p. 160.

British Library, Add. MS 22118, f. 34r.

RaW 141

Copy of a six-stanza version made by an amanuensis of Sir Arthur Gorges.

In: An octavo volume of poems by Sir Arthur Gorges, 115 leaves in all. Written over a long period, principally in the accomplished italic hand of an amanuensis, with additions and revisions in Gorges's hand, the last eleven poems added in or after 1614 in another scribal hand, the volume entitled in Gorges's hand The Vanytyes of Sir Arthur Gorges Youthe (and again as Sir Arthur Gorges his vannetyes and toyes of yowth). c.1586-1625.

Inscribed in 1631 by one John Kayll.

Edited from this MS in The Poems of Sir Arthur Gorges, ed. H.E. Sandison (Oxford, 1953), No. [79], pp. 77-8. Recorded in Latham, p. 160.

British Library, Egerton MS 3165, f. 61r.

RaW 142

Copy of a six-stanza version, subscribed in different ink ‘Raley’.

In: the MS described under RaW 114.

Edited from this MS in Sandison, pp. 210-11m and in Rudick, No. 11, pp. 14-15.. Recorded in Latham, p. 160.

British Library, Harley MS 7392, f. 66v.

RaW 143

Copy of an untitled six-stanza version, here beginning ‘Your face your tongue your witte’, in treble columns.

In: the MS described under RaW 116. c.1581-1612.

Printed from this MS in Sandison, p. 211. Recorded in Latham, p. 160. May, Stanford, pp. 117-18 (no. 193).

Cambridge University Library, MS Dd. 5. 75, f. 36r.

RaW 144

Copy of the first stanza, in a predominantly italic hand, untitled.

In: An octavo miscellany of verse and some prose, in several italic and mixed hands, written probably over a period from both ends, 72 leaves, in contemporary vellum. c.1630s-40s.

This MS collated in Doughtie, Lyrics from English Airs, p. 450.

John Rylands University Library of Manchester, English MS 410, f. 21r.

RaW 145

Copy, headed ‘A Propheticall Poesie’ and here beginning ‘Your face, your toungue, your wit’.

In: A miscellany compiled by one John Moulton. c.1625.

Colbeck Radford, sale catalogue No. 3 (1929), item 81, and No. 9 (1930), item 192.

This MS recorded (but not seen) in Rollins, p. 175. The first stanza edited in Sandison, p. 210.

Untraced, [Moulton MS], [unspecified page numbers].

‘I am that Dido which thou here do'st see’

A translation of Ausonius's Epigram 117 (“Ille ego sum Dido vultu quam conspicis hospes”), first published in The History of the World (London, 1614). Rudick 36.61 (pp. 99-100).

RaW 145.5

Copy of both Ausonius's epigram and Ralegh's translation, in a predominantly italic hand. On the final blank page in a printed exemplum of Symbolarum libri XVII quibus P Virgilii...per Jacobum Pontanum de Societate Jesu (Lyons, 1604). c.1620.

Chetham's Library, 2.I.7.12.

‘If Synthia be a Queene, a princes, and supreame’

First published in Hannah (1870). Latham, p. 24. Rudick, No. 24, p. 47.

*RaW 146

Autograph, on one side of a folio leaf. Late 16th century.

Edited from this MS by all editors.

The Marquess of Salisbury, Hatfield House, Cecil Papers 144/238.

‘In vain mine Eyes, in vain ye waste your tears’

The Lie (‘Goe soule the bodies guest’)

First published in Francis Davison, A Poetical Rapsodie (London 1611). Latham, pp. 45-7. Rudick, Nos 20A, 20B and 20C (three versions), with answers, pp. 30-45.

This poem is attributed to Richard Latworth (or Latewar) in Lefranc (1968), pp. 85-94, but see Stephen J. Greenblatt, Sir Walter Ralegh (New Haven & London, 1973), pp. 171-6. See also Karl Josef Höltgen, ‘Richard Latewar Elizabethan Poet and Divine’, Anglia, 89 (1971), 417-38 (p. 430). Latewar's ‘answer’ to this poem is printed in Höltgen, pp. 435-8. Some texts are accompanied by other answers.

RaW 147

Copy, untitled, headed in a different hand ‘Satyr on all things’. Early 17th century.

In: A quarto composite volume of miscellaneous state tracts, speeches, and verse, in various largely professional hands, iv + 413 leaves (including a thirty-page index and some blanks), in half-calf (rebacked). Transcribed from the Yelverton papers chiefly belonging to Sir Christopher Yelverton (1535?-1612), Sir Henry Yelverton (1566-1629), and their family.

Owned in 1679 by Narcissus Luttrell (1657-1732), annalist and book collector.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 131.

All Souls College, Oxford, MS 155, ff. 18v-19v.

RaW 147.5

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, on a sheet of paper, with an endorsement by Henry Stanford (d.1616), household tutor to the Paget and Carey families, ‘Latworthes satyre against’ (sic). c.1600.

Berkeley Castle, Gen. Ser. Misc. Papers 3/9.

RaW 148

Copy, untitled.

In: A folio volume of state letters and tracts, in various hands.

Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, fonds anglais n° 149, f. 73r.

RaW 149

Copy of an adaptation of the poem.

In: A small quarto writing book of extracts and exercises, predominantly in a female roman hand, 20 leaves, bound with two other independent verse MSS (MSS Ashmole 49 and 50), in half-calf on marbled boards. Early-mid-17th century.

Inscribed (f. 18v rev.) ‘Ann: Bowyr’, evidently the principal compiler.

Facsimile and transcription of this MS in Reading Early Modern Women, ed. Helen Ostovich and Elizabeth Sauer (New York & London, 2004), pp. 340-1.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 51, f. 6r-v.

RaW 150

Copy of lines 1-54, headed ‘Sr Walter Rawleighes farewell’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany compiled by an Oxford University man, i i + 37 leaves, in later half-calf. c.1630s.

Among the collections of Francis Douce (1757-1834), antiquary and collector.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 129.

Bodleian, MS Douce f. 5, fols 11r-12r.

RaW 151

Copy of lines 1-54; imperfect, lacking the ending.

In: The greater part of a quarto commonplace book of extracts, compiled by Edward Pudsey (1573-1613), iii + 104 leaves, in 19th-century green morocco gilt. Four leaves of this commonplace book are in the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, ER 82/1/21. c.1604-9.

Owned in 1615-16 by one ‘Bassett’ and in the 1880s by Richard Savage. At the Neligan sale, 2 August 1888, lot 1098. Bought by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1820-89), and his sale 4 July 1889, lot 1257.

All the Shakespearian texts except Othello were edited from this MS in Richard Savage's Shakespearean Extracts (1887). The MS also edited in Juliet Mary Gowan, An Edition of Edward Pudsey's Commonplace Book (c.1600-1615) (unpublished M. Phil., University of London, 1967). It was then found that the miscellany lacked several of its original leaves, including extracts from six plays by Shakespeare. These leaves were rediscovered in 1977 among Savage's papers at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, ER 82/1/21, and the Othello extracts identified by Gowan. The MS also discussed in J. Rees, ‘Shakespeare and “Edward Pudsey's Booke”, 1600’, N&Q, 237 (September 1992), 330-1, and in Fred Schurink, ‘Manuscript Commonplace Books, Literature, and Reading in Early Modern England’, HLQ, 73/3 (2010), 453-69 (pp. 465-9), with a facsimile of f. 31r on p. 467.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 131.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. d. 3, f. 2v.

RaW 151.5

Copy, transcribed from RaW 161.

In: A transcript of two 17th-century verse MSS, the second a miscellany, 195 large quarto pages, in calf gilt. 19th century.

Once owned by F.W. Cosens, FSA (1819-89), of Clapham Park, book collector. Sotheby's, 25 July 1890 (Cosens sale), in lot 136. Among the collections of Sir Charles Harding Firth (1857-1936), historian.

Bodleian, MS Firth d. 7, ff. 146r-50r.

RaW 152

Copy, headed ‘Sir Walter Rawley his Lye to ye Worlde’.

In: A small quarto verse miscellany, apparently a presentation MS, 133 pages (including blanks), plus index, in half-calf. Including twenty poems by Randolph, plus ten of doubtful authorship (some here ascribed to ‘T.R.’), in two hands (A: pp. 3-99; B: pp. 1, 99-129), with some scribbling and one heading in other hands on pp. 3, 98 and 133; a poem on p. 1 (beginning ‘Loe here a sett of paper=pilgrimes sent’) dedicatingthe collection [‘To ye] Incomparably vertuous Lady the Lady Harflette’: i.e. Afra (d.1664), wife of Sir Christopher Harflete of Canterbury. c.1640.

Among the collections of Sir Charles Harding Firth (1857-1936), historian.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993) as the Harflete MS: RnT Δ 2.

Bodleian, MS Firth e. 4, pp. 3-5.

RaW 153

Copy, with two additional stanzas, headed ‘Dr Latworthe lye to all estates’.

In: A folio composite volume of verse and some prose, in various hands, v + 179 leaves, in early 18th-century half-calf.

With a few additions in Rawlinson's hand.

This MS recorded in Latham, pp. 129, 134-5 and in Höltgen, p. 435

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 172, f. 12v.

RaW 154

Copy, headed ‘W R farewell made by D: Lat:’.

In: A small octavo miscellany of verse and prose, written from both ends, i + 155 leaves (including numerous blanks), in contemporary vellum. Compiled by an Oxford University man. Early 17th century.

This text accompanied by Latewar's answer. Edited from this MS in Höltgen, pp. 435-8; in Rudick, No. 20B, pp. 34-41; and in online Early Stuart Libels. Recorded in Latham, pp. 129-30.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 212, ff. 88r-90r.

RaW 155

Copy, untitled, together with an answer beginning ‘Stay Conick soule thy errante’, arranged in parallel columns, on both sides of a folio leaf. Late 16th-early 17th century.

See also DaJ 88.

In: A guardbook of separate verse items extracted from the bound volumes MSS Tanner 306/1 and 306/2.

Edited from this MS in Rudick, No. 20C, pp. 42-4. Recorded in Latham, p. 131.

Bodleian, MS Tanner 306*, f. 188r-v.

RaW 156

Copy in: the MS described under RaW 30. Mid-late 17th century.

Bradford Archives, 32D86/34, pp. 9-11.

RaW 157

Copy, with two additional stanzas, transcribed from an earlier MS, headed ‘A Lye to the World or The Farewell’, the ascription ‘By Sir Wa: Raleigh’ deleted in favour of ‘By the royall Earle of Essex’, with Cole's notes at the side.

In: A folio volume of antiquarian collections, including much verse, in a single neat hand, 238 leaves, in half-morocco. In the hand of the Rev. William Cole, FSA (1714-82), antiquary (Volume XXXI of the Cole Collection). Mid-18th century.

This MS recorded in Latham, pp. 129, 134-5.

British Library, Add. MS 5832, ff. 218r-19r.

RaW 158

Copy, headed ‘The Souls Errand’, transcribed from an unidentified source, sent with a letter by Nathaniel Ogle to Sheridan, from Southampton, 12 January in 1803, as ‘a Copy of the vigorous verses written by the great Sir Walter Raleigh, after his condemnation’.

In: A square-shaped folio composite volume of papers largely relating to the playwright R.B. Sheridan, in various hands and paper sizes, 78 leaves, mounted on guards, in half red morocco. 1803.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 130.

British Library, Add. MS 29764, ff. 9r-10v.

RaW 158.5

Copy, in a secretary hand, untitled, subscribed in a different hand ‘finis a rich ballet entitled Sr. ffoole yow lye’, on the first three pages of two conjugate folio leaves, once folded as a letter. Early 17th century.

In: A collection of unbound verse manuscripts, in various hands and paper sizes (chiefly folio), 142 leaves. Partly compiled by Sir Richard Browne and his father Christopher Browne (1577-1646), of Saye's Court, Deptford.

Volume LXVII of the Evelyn Papers, of John Evelyn (1620-1706), diarist and writer, of Wootton House, Surrey, and his family, also incorporating papers of his father-in-law, Sir Richard Browne, Bt (1605-83), diplomat, and his family. Formerly preserved at Christ Church, Oxford. Acquired March 1995.

British Library, Add. MS 78233, ff. 1r-2r.

RaW 159

Copy of a fifteen-stanza version, in double columns, in a professional secretary hand, untitled. c.1600s.

In: A folio composite volume of miscellaneous verse, drama and other papers, in English, French and Latin, in various professional hands, 168 leaves, in modern brown leather gilt.

This MS recorded in Latham, pp. 131, 134-5.

British Library, Harley MS 2296, f. 135r.

RaW 159.5

Copy, in a secretary hand, with corrections, on one side of a folio leaf, heavily damp-stained, imperfect and lacking a heading. Early 17th century.

In: A double-folio composite volume of miscellaneous letters and papers, in various hands and paper sizes, 80 leaves, mounted on guards, in half-morocco.

Presented by Carew Reynell.

British Library, Add. MS 69847, f. 5r.

RaW 160

Copy, in double columns, untitled.

In: the MS described under RaW 113. c.1596-1601.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 131.

British Library, Harley MS 6910, ff. 141v-2r.

RaW 161

Copy, headed ‘Satira Volans’ and here ascribed to ‘Doctor Latworth’.

In: A verse miscellany, in long narrow format, 66 leaves (including a number of blanks), in later calf. Largely in one neat secretary hand; a second hand on ff. 58v-9r, and a third on f. 66r. Compiled chiefly by a University of Cambridge man. c.1630s.

Once owned by F. W. Cosens, FSA (1819-89), of Clapham Park, book collector. Bequeathed in 1894 by Samuel Sandars, of Trinity College, Cambridge.

Discussed in Ted-Larry Pebworth and Claude J. Summers, ‘Recovering an Important Seventeenth-Century Poetical Miscellany: Cambridge Add. MS 4138’, TCBS, 7 (1978), 156-69 (pp. 160-1). A 19th-century transcript of much of this MS is in the Bodleian, MS Firth d. 7, ff. 60r-9r.

A 19th-century transcript of this MS is in the Bodleian, MS Firth d. 7, f. 146.

Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 4138, f. 46r-v.

RaW 161.5

Copy, headed ‘Sr Gualter Rawly his farewell’, on three pages of a pair of conjugate folio leaves.

In: A composite folio volume of verse.

Among the papers of the families of Kitson (and later of Gage) of Hengrave Hall, Suffolk. An inscription records ‘These MSS. poems were found in the Belfry of Hengrave Church Among the title deeds’.

Edited from this MS text in Carlo M. Bajetta, ‘Unrecorded Extracts by Sir Walter Ralegh’, N&Q, 241 (June 1996), 138-40.

Cambridge University Library, Hengrave MS 71, [item 1].

RaW 162

Copy of a fourteen-stanza version, subscribed ‘Wa: Raleigh’.

In: the MS described under RaW 49. c.1600-1620s.

Edited from this MS in Grosart, The Dr Farmer MS (1873), I, 114-17, with a facsimile of the last page. Recorded in Latham, pp. 129, 134.

Chetham's Library, Mun. A.4.15, ff. 65r-6v (pp. 103-6).

RaW 162.5

Copy, in double columns, headed ‘An Errand to the Soul’, unascribed.

In: A quarto miscellany, in a single predominantly italic hand, inscribed (f. ir) in another hand ‘A Collection of Religious Poems &c. by an uncertain Author. Some are borrowed from Dr. J. Watts. There is another vol. larger Quarto’, iii + 299 leaves, in modern cloth. Early 18th century.

Adam Clarke, sale catalogue (1835), p. 84, item 172. His sale London, 20 June 1836, lot 361. Thomas Thorpe's sale catalogue (1836), item 1027, to Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), book and manuscript collector: Phillipps MS 9616 = 21542. Dobell & Radford's sale catalogue The Ingatherer, No. 11 (1930), item 211.

University of Chicago, MS 558, f. 227r-v.

RaW 163

Copy, headed ‘Satyra Volans. A flying satyre made by Dr Lateware’, ‘St. Johns’ added in the margin.

In: the MS described under RaW 119. c.1630 [-1677].

This MS recorded in Latham and Höltgen, p. 435.

Folger, MS V.a.103, Part I, f. 67r-v.

RaW 164

Copy, untitled, inscribed as a heading ‘Sir Walter Rawley’, subscribed ‘See ye rest immediately before’.

In: the MS described under RaW 63. c.1630s.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 129.

Folger, MS V.a.345, pp. 176-7.

RaW 165

Copy, in an italic hand, with corrections in another hand, untitled, subscribed in another hand ‘Anne Southwell’.

In: A tall folio composite volume chiefly of verse, entitled The workes of the Lady Ann Southwell Decemb: 2o 1626, assembled from the papers of Lady Ann Southwell (1573-1636), including (ff. 59r, 60v-1r) an inventory of her goods and (f. 64v-5v) a list of her books, in several hands, including hers and that of her second husband Henry Sibthorpe, as well as that of John Sibthorpe (? Henry's father), whose brief contributions date from 1588, 74 leaves (plus a few tipped-in), in 19th-century calf gilt. c.1626-36.

Thomas Thorpe's sale catalogue, 1836, item 1032. In the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), manuscript and book collector: Phillipps MS 8581. Sotheby's, 19808 (Phillipps same), lot 699, to Bertram Dobell. Acquired from P.J. and A.E. Dobell by Henry Clay Folger in 1927. Formerly Folger MS 1669.1.

Complete edition of this volume, with facsimile examples, in The Southwell-Sibthorpe Commonplace Book: Folger MS. V.b.198, ed. Jean Klene, C.S.C. (Tempe, Arizona, 1997). Also discussed by Jean Klene, with facsimile examples, in ‘“Monuments of an Endless affection”: Folger MS V.b.198 and Lady Anne Southwell’, EMS, 9 (2000), 165-86, and discussed, with facsimiles of f. 9r-v, in Victoria E. Burke, ‘Materiality and Form in the Seventeenth-Century Miscellanies of Anne Southwell, Elizabeth Hastings, and Jane Truesdale’, EMS, 16 (2011), 219-41.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 130. Edited in Klene (1997), pp. 2-4, with a facsimile on p. [165]. Facsimile and transcription also in Reading Early Modern Women, ed. Helen Ostovich and Elizabeth Sauer (New York & London, 2004), pp. 336-7, 339.

Folger, MS V.b.198, f. 2r.

RaW 166

Copy, untitled, on the recto of a tipped-in folio leaf (with folds). c.1595.

In: the MS described under RaW 6. c.1637.

Edited from this MS in Josephine Waters Bennett, ‘Early Texts of Two of Ralegh's Poems from a Huntington Library Manuscript’, HLQ, 4 (1940-1), 469-75 (pp. 471-2), and in Rudick. Recorded in Latham, p. 131.

Huntington, HM 198, Part I, f. ir-v.

RaW 166.5

Copy, headed ‘The sowles Errand’.

In: A quarto miscellany of verse and prose generally on affairs of state, in several hands, one neat hand predominating, vii + 701 pages, in contemporary blind-stamped calf with metal clasps. c.1690s.

Inscribed (f [ir]) ‘Tho: Mercer’. Later bookplate of Charles Gordon of Beldorny and Wardhouse. Sotheby's, 14 December 1976, lot 21.

National Library of Scotland, MS Acc. 6824, p. 316.

RaW 167

Copy, in a secretary hand, headed ‘Satyra volans’.

In: A quarto composite memorandum book of English, Welsh and latin verse and prose, in several hands, 100 leaves, in a contemporary limp vellum wrapper within modern half red morocco. Compiled over a period, at least in part, by various members of the Lloyd family of Llwydiarth. Early 17th century-1672.

Inscriptions including (f. 3r) ‘Mounta: Lloyd 1671’ and (f. 49r) ‘David Wms. his Book beeing Mrs Anne Lloyds Guift’, and with other references to David Lloyd, Elizabeth Lluyd, Robert Lluyd, Jane Lloyd, and Hugh Lloyd. Probably Quaritch's sale ‘Catalogue of English Literature’ (August-November 1884), item 22351. Formerly Sotheby MS B. 2.

National Library of Wales, Wynne (Bodewryd) MS 6, ff. 66r-7r.

RaW 168

Copy, headed ‘Satyre volans. Or a flying Satyre made by Dr Latewarr of St Johns.’

In: the MS described under RaW 122. c.1630s.

This MS recorded (as MS Taverham) in Latham, p. 129, and in Höltgen, p. 435.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 37, pp. 138-9.

RaW 169

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under RaW 86. c.1630s [-late 17th-century].

Pierpont Morgan Library, MA 1057, p. 42.

RaW 170

Copy of a fifteen-stanza version, in a cursive italic hand, in double columns, untitled, on both sides of a single folio leaf, once folded as a letter or packet. Early 17th century.

Sotheby's, 23 March 1900 (John Waller sale), lot 159 (erroneously described as ‘autograph’). Once owned by William Augustus White (1843-1927), American banker and collector. In the collection of Robert H. Taylor (1908-85), American book and manuscript collector.

This MS collated and additional stanzas edited in Samuel Tannenbaum, ‘Unfamiliar Versions of Some Elizabethan Poems’, PMLA, 45 (1930), 809-21 (pp. 810-14). Recorded in Latham, pp. 130, 134-5.

Princeton, RTC01 Box 14, fl. 2 [i].

RaW 171

Copy, ascribed to ‘Sr W.R.’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, in a single small mixed hand throughout; 425 pages (plus an eight-page index), in contemporary calf. Including 45 poems (and a second copy of one) by Carew, 11 poems (plus one of doubtful authorship) by Corbett, and 25 poems (plus two of doubtful authorship) by Strode. c.1634.

The initials ‘T. C.’ stamped on the front cover. Sold by Thomas Thorpe (1836). Afterwards in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), manuscript and book collector: Phillipps MS 9536, and by Marsden J. Perry (1850-1935), of Providence, Rhode Island, industrialist, banker, and art and books collector. A.S.W. Rosenbach's sale catalogue English Poetry to 1700 (1941), item 189.

Cited in IELM, II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Rosenbach MS II’: CwT Δ 32, CoR Δ 12, and StW Δ 24. Discussed in Scott Nixon, ‘The Manuscript Sources of Thomas Carew's Poetry’, EMS, 8 (2000), 186-224 (pp. 193-5).

This MS recorded in Latham, pp. 130-1.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/27, p. 175-7.

RaW 172

Copy, headed ‘Sir Walter Wrayly his lye’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, 180 pages, in three secretary hands, in contemporary limp vellum. Probably compiled by a member of an Inn of Court. c.1630.

Bookplate of William Horatio Crawford, of Lakelands, Cork, book collector. Formerly Rosenbach 186.

Formerly Rosenbach 186, and once owned by John Payne Collier; printed from this MS in Tannenbaum, pp. 811-13; recorded in Latham, p. 129.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 1083/15, pp. 32-4.

RaW 173

Copy of lines 1-16, set out as five lines, untitled.

In: A quarto formal verse miscellany, in a single neat secretary and italic hand throughout, paginated 1-162 (but lacking some leaves), in modern limp vellum. Compiled by John Cruso (fl.1595-1655), poet and military writer, who matriculated at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, in 1632. c.1630s.

Names inscribed lengthways down margins (pp. 71, 91, 95) including ‘Cuthbert Sewell Esq’, ‘Jos. Nicholson’, ‘Wm Richardson’, and ‘Somers’. Donated in 1922 by Gordon Wordsworth who claims that the volume was once owned by the poet William Wordsworth.

St John's College, Cambridge, MS U. 26 (James 548), p. 43.

RaW 174

Copy, untitled.

In: A folio verse miscellany, containing 89 poems, including 43 by Donne, in several hands (ff. 21r-62r in a single accomplished secretary hand), 69 leaves, in paper wrappers. The text of the poems by Donne derived from the same source as the Lansdowne MS (British Library, Lansdowne MS 740) and related in part to the Haslewood-Kingsborough MS II (Huntington, HM 198, Part II). c.1620-5.

Formerly among the muniments of the Earl of Dalhousie (descendant of the Maule and Ramsay families), of Brechin Castle, on deposit in the Scottish Record Office [now National Archives of Scotland] (GD45/26/95/1). Sotheby's, 20 July 1981, lot 490.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), as the the ‘Dalhousie MS I’: DnJ Δ 11. Complete reduced facsimile and transcription in The First and Second Dalhousie Manuscripts: Poems and Prose by John Donne and Others: A Facsimile Edition, ed. Ernest W. Sullivan, II (Columbia, 1988). Also discussed by Ernest W. Sullivan, II in ‘Donne Manuscripts: Dalhousie I’, John Donne Journal, 3/2 (1984), 204-19; in ‘“And, having done that, Thou hast done”: Locating, Acquiring, and Studying the Dalhousie Manuscripts’, in The Donne Dalhousie Discovery: Proceedings of a Symposium on the Acquisition and Study of the John Donne and Joseph Conrad Collections at Texas Tech University, ed. Ernest W. Sullivan II and David J. Murrah (Lubbock, TX, 1987), pp. 1-10; and in ‘The Renaissance Manuscript Verse Miscellany: Private Party, Private Text’, in New Ways of Looking at Old Texts, ed. W. Speed Hill (Binghamton, 1993), pp. 289-97.

Facsimiles of f. 15v in DLB, vol. 121, Seventeenth-Century British Nondramatic Poets, First Series, ed. M. Thomas Hester (Detroit, 1992), p. 13, and of f. 42r in Sotheby's sale catalogue and in Peter Beal, A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology 1450-2000 (Oxford, 2008), p. 431, Illus. 91. A complete microfilm of the MS is in the National Archives of Scotland.

Sullivan suggests that the miscellany derives from sources preserved by members of the Earl of Essex's circle, their most likely ‘conduit’ to the Dalhousie family being John Ramsay (1580-1626), Viscount Haddington and Earl of Holderness.

Texas Tech University, PR 1171 D14, ff. 57v-8r.

RaW 175

Copy, untitled, probably transcribed from RaW 174.

In: A folio verse miscellany comprising 56 poems, including 29 by Donne, in several hands (two predominating), 34 leaves, mounted on guards, in modern cloth. Much of the volume (including 24 poems by Donne on ff. 15r-31v) evidently transcribed from the Dalhousie MS I (Texas Tech University, PR 1171 D14) and the text of some poems (including ff. 9r-11r) corrected from that MS. c.1622-9.

Inscribed (f. 1r) with the date 28 September 1622 and, in possibly a child's hand (f. 1v), ‘Andrew Ramsey’. Formerly among the muniments of the Earl of Dalhousie (descendant of the Maule and Ramsay families), of Brechin Castle, on deposit in the Scottish Record Office (GD45/26/95/2). Sotheby's, 20 July 1981, lot 491, and 12 December1982, lot 49.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), as the ‘Dalhousie MS II’: DnJ Δ 12. Complete reduced facsimile and transcription in The First and Second Dalhousie Manuscripts: Poems and Prose by John Donne and Others: A Facsimile Edition, ed. Ernest W. Sullivan, II (Columbia, 1988). Also discussed in The Donne Dalhousie Discovery, ed. Ernest W. Sullivan, II and David J. Murrah (Lubbock, TX, 1987), and in ‘The Renaissance Manuscript Verse Miscellany: Private Party, Private Text’, in New Ways of Looking at Old Texts, ed. W. Speed Hill (Binghamton, 1993), pp. 289-97.

Facsimiles of f. 10v in Sotheby's sale catalogue, and of ff. 20v and 26r in DLB, vol. 121, Seventeenth-Century British Nondramatic Poets, First Series, ed. M. Thomas Hester (Detroit, 1992), pp. 320-1. Complete microfilms of the MS are in the National Archives of Scotland and in the Brirish Library, RP 2441.

Texas Tech University, PR 1171 S4, f. 30r-v.

RaW 176

Copy, untitled.

In: A folio verse miscellany, including 15 poems by Donne, f. 162r-v in a rounded italic hand, ff. 164r-74v in a slightly erratic italic hand, ff. 175r-279v in a neat formal italic hand (also responsible for the index on ff. 2r-11v), this miscellany constituting ff. 162r-279v of a single folio volume containing also Part I (DnJ Δ 15), ii + 279 leaves in all (lacking one or more leaves at the end), in old blind-stamped calf (rebacked). c.1630s.

Formerly MS G. 2.21.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), as the Dublin MS (II): DnJ Δ 61.

Formerly MS G.2.21, this MS recorded in Latham, p. 131.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 877, [Part II], ff. 216r-17v.

RaW 176.5

Copy, headed ‘Sr Water Raulies farewell to ye wourld’.

In: the MS described under RaW 122.8. Mid-17th century.

Bangor University, MS 422, pp. 57-9.

RaW 176.8

Copy, in an italic hand, headed ‘Verses by Sir Walter Ralwigh Knt. from a [ ? ] of Sir Walters, & suppos'd to have been written the night before his execution’. Early 17th century.

In: A guardbook of miscellaneious documents. Volume II of a collection of ‘Miscellanea Curiosa’ assembled by Dawson Turner (1775-1858), banker, botanist and antiquary.

Virginia Historical Society, Mss I T8525 a2, pp. [189-90].

RaW 177

Copy, headed ‘A Lye to the world Penned by Sr: W: Raleigh’.

In: the MS described under RaW 97. c.1620s.

Dr Williams's Library, MS Jones B. 60, pp. 257-60.

RaW 177.3

Copy, headed ‘Sr Walter Rawleigh to all ye world’.

In: the MS described under RaW 97.5. c.late 1630s.

Yale, Osborn MS b 356, pp. 133-5.

RaW 177.5

Copy, untitled, written on a page between entries for 26 July 1601 (f. [41v]) and June 1606 (f. [42v]).

In: A folio memorandum book of accounts and of verse and prose on current events, with entries dating from 1592 to 1641, 170 leaves (plus numerous blanks), in contemporary vellum boards. Compiled over a period by members of the Stringer family, including Francis and Thomas Stringer. c.1592-1641.

Bookplate of Sir Thomas Brooke, Bt, FSA (1830-1908), Yorkshire antiquary and book collector, of Armitage Bridge.

Yorkshire Archaeological Society, Leeds, MS 311, f. [42r].

Like to a Hermite poore (‘Like to a Hermite poore in place obscure’)

First published in Brittons Bowre of Delights (London, 1591). Latham, pp. 11-12. Rudick, Nos 57A and 57B (two versions, pp. 135-6).

RaW 178

Copy in: the MS described under RaW 10. Mid-late 16th century.

Edited from this MS in Hughey, I, No. 194, pp. 240-1. The Nott transcript recorded in Latham, p. 104.

The Duke of Norfolk, Arundel Castle, MSS (Special Press), ‘Harrington MS. Temp. Eliz.’, f. 145v.

RaW 179

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under RaW 1. c.1586-91.

This MS collated in Hughey, II, 314; recorded in Latham, p. 104.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 85, f. 25v.

RaW 179.5

Copy, in a musical setting by Nicholas Lanier, untitled and here beginning ‘Like Hermitt poore, in pensive place obscure’.

In: A folio songbook, almost entirely in a single rounded italic hand, with (ff. 3r-7v) a table of contents, 113 leaves, in 19th-century half dark red morocco. Compiled by Edward Lowe (c.1610-82), organist and composer (his signature f. 2v). c.1654-70s.

Arms of Eleanor Bursh on a seal affixed to f. 56r. Later owned and annotated in pencil by Thomas Oliphant (1799-1873), music editor and cataloguer.

A complete facsimile of this volume in English Song 1600-1675, ed. Elise Bickford Jorgens, Vol. 5 (New York & London, 1986).

This MS recorded in English Songs 1625-1660, ed. Ian Spink, Musica Britannica XXXIII (London, 1971), No. 7.

British Library, Add. MS 29396, ff. 31v-2r.

RaW 180

Copy, in a secretary hand, headed in italic ‘Incerti Authoris’ and here beginning ‘Like Hermite poore in pensive place obscure’.

In: A folio miscellany of state papers, verse and prose, in several hands, vi + 105 leaves, in a recycled 13th-century vellum text, now within modern half dark red morocco. Compiled by Sir Edward Hoby (1560-1617), politician and diplomat. c.1580s-90s.

Bookplate of George Dunn (1865-1912), of Woolley Hall, near Maidenhead, Berkshire, antiquary. Sotheby's, 11 February 1914 (Dunn sale), lot 1198.

This MS collated in Hughey, II, 313-14; recorded in Latham, p. 104.

British Library, Add. MS 38823, f. 58v.

RaW 180.5

Copy of the second and third stanzas, in a musical setting, here beginning ‘my foode shall bee’.

In: A tall folio composite miscellany of chiefly music and heraldic and genealogical material, in various hands and paper sizes, 45 leaves, in contemporary leather gilt with stamped initials ‘R A’ and arms of James I within modern half morocco. Volume XXII of the collections of Warren Royal Dawson (1888-1968), antiquary.

Associated with the Aston family of Aston, Cheshire, and probably once owned by Sir Roger Aston (d.1612), Master of the Great Wardrobe to James I and his heirs. Also inscribed with the names of [James?] Davies, an officer serving under Sir Charles Morgan during the Thirty Years War, and Thomas Davies. One section linscribed (f. 12r, c.1682-6) ‘Sylvanus Stirrop His Booke’. Bought by Warren Dawson at Sotheby's 1931.

This volume described in Pamela J. Willetts, ‘Silvanus Stirrop's Book’, Royal Musical Association Research Chronicle, No. 10 (1972), 101-7, 156.

British Library, Add. MS 56279, ff. 5r, 15r.

RaW 181

Copy, here beginning ‘Like hermite poore, in pensive place obscure’.

In: the MS described under RaW 113. c.1596-1601.

This MS collated in Hughey, II, 314; recorded in Latham, p. 104.

British Library, Harley MS 6910, f. 139v.

RaW 182

Copy, headed ‘Sr Walter Rayleyes last Eligie’, here beginning ‘Like Hermite poore in pensiue place obscure’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, almost entirely in a single cursive secretary hand, with a later title-page supplied in 1832, x + 116 leaves (plus blanks), in 19th-century black leather elaborately gilt. Inscribed (f. 1r), possibly by the compiler, ‘Richardus Jackson 1623’ and ‘Richard Jackson his booke’, who is described in a later pencil note as perhaps the brachygrapher. On ff. 113v-16r, in a later hand, is a ‘Catalogue of ye Books lately belonging to ye. Rev. Mr Jackson Rectr of Tatham’. c.1628-30s.

Also inscribed (f. 1r) ‘John Pecke’. Sold by Thomas Thorpe, bookseller, in 1831-2. Among collections of James Orchard Halliwell (from 1872 Halliwell-Phillipps) (1820-89), literary scholar and book collector. Bought by him in 1871 from Sotheran's, London.

A 247-page transcript of this volume made c.1830 is in the Folger Shakespeare Library, MS M.b.26.

Edited from this MS in Rudick, No. 57B, p. 136. Recorded in Latham, p. 104.

Edinburgh University Library, MS H.-P. Coll. 401, f. 102r.

RaW 183

Copy, headed in a later hand ‘The despairing Lover’, here beginning ‘Lyke hermit pure in pensiue place obscure’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in a Scottish secretary hand, paginated 5-132, bound with a later verse MS on 98 pages, in brown calf. c.1630s-40s.

Bookplate of John Pinkerton (1758-1826), historian and poet. Sotheby's, April 1812 (Pinkerton sale), lot 593, to Richard Heber (1774-1833), book collector. Sotheby's, 1836 (Heber sale, Part XI), lot 1104, to Thomas Thorpe. His catalogue, 1836, bought by Laing.

Edinburgh University Library, MS La. III. 436, pp. 114-15.

RaW 184

Copy, here beginning ‘Like Hermit poore in pensive place obscure’.

In: A sextodecimo miscellany of verse and topographical prose, probably in a single small cursive hand, 78 leaves, written from both ends, Part I foliated 1r-33r, Part II foliated 1r-45r, in old calf. c.1650s-60s.

Inscribed (Part I, f. 1r) ‘Mr John Oldhams Booke’ [i.e. the poet John Oldham (1653-83)]. Inscribed (Part II, f. 1r) ‘James Bateman’ [(b.1633/4) of Christ's College, Cambridge], and ‘Robert Pierrepont’ [either the son of Col. Francis Pierrepont, M.P. (d.1659), or the third Earl of Kingston (1650/1-82), of Holme-Pierrepoint, Nottinghamshire, Oldham's patron]. Formerly Folger MS 621.1.

Described in F.P. Hammond, ‘A Commonplace Book owned by John Oldham’, N&Q, 224 (December 1979), 515-18.

This MS collated in Hughey, II, 314; recorded in Latham, p. 104.

Folger, MS V.a.169, Part II, f. 10v.

RaW 184.5

Copy, headed ‘Dispair’.

In: A duodecimo miscellany of verse and prose, predominantly in a single non-professional hand, iv + 214 pages, in contemporary calf. Inscribed (p. 211) ‘I ended this book Novr. 13th 1723’. c.1723.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt 15, pp. 119-20.

RaW 184.8

Originally a copy in a musical setting, listed in the table of contents (as ‘Like hermit poore’) but now lacking.

In: A folio songbook, largely in a single secretary hand, with poems and (reversed) culinary and medical receipts in later hands at the end, imperfect or incomplete, now 27 leaves, lacking half the songs listed in a ‘Table’ at the end. c.1620s-30s.

The original cover inscribed ‘Ann Twice her booke’. Inscribed on the first page ‘My Cosen Twice Leftte this Booke with me...which is to be returne to her AGhaine...’. Later owned by Edward Francis Rimbault (1816-76), organist and author.

A complete facsimile is in English Song 1600-1675, ed. Elise Bickford Jorgens, Vol. 11 (New York & London, 1987). Discussed in John P. Cutts, ‘“Songs Vnto the Violl and Lute” -- Drexel Ms. 4175’, Musica Disciplina, 16 (1962), 73-92.

New York Public Library, Music Division, Drexel MS 4175, No, ix .

RaW 185

Copy, in a musical setting.

In: A folio music book, containing 327 songs, in three largely secretary hands, with a ‘Cattalogue’ of contents, 229 leaves. Owned (in 1659) and partly compiled by the composer John Gamble (d.1687), with some misnumbering. c.1630s-50s.

Later owned by Edward Francis Rimbault (1816-76), organist and author. Acquired in 1888.

A complete facsimile is in English Song 1600-1675, ed. Elise Bickford Jorgens, Vol. 10 (New York & London, 1987). Discussed in Charles W. Hughes, ‘John Gamble's Commonplace Book’, M&L, 26 (1945), 215-29.

A musical setting first published in Alfonso Ferrabosco, Ayres (London, 1609). A setting by Nicholas Lanier first published in John Playford, Select Musicall Ayres (London, 1652). This MS collated in Hughey, II, 316.

New York Public Library, Music Division, Drexel MS 4257, No. 15.

RaW 185.3

Copy, untitled.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, in various hands, including seventeen poems by Carew, a title-page inscribed ‘A book of Verses / Seria mixta Jocis’, c.260 pages, in calf blind-stamped ‘V/I F 1667’. References to ‘Westminster Drollerie’ (which was not published until 1671) added on pp. 1 and 242. c.1667-8.

Inscribed on the title-page ‘Frendraught Legi’: i.e. by James Crichton (d.1674/5), second Viscount Frendraught. Bookplate of Thomas Fraser Duff (1830-77), of Woodcote, Oxfordshire. Bloomsbury Book Auctions, 9 April 1987, lot 272 (with a facsimile of p. 131 in the sale catalogue), sold to Quaritch.

Robert S. Pirie, New York, [Frendraught MS], p. 244.

RaW 185.5

Copy, untitled and here beginning ‘Like hermit poore’.

In: A folio formal verse miscellany, comprising c.406 poems, many of them song lyrics, in various neat hands, compiled probably over a period, 8 blank leaves (pp. [i-xvi]) + 10 unnumbered pages of poems (pp. [xvii-xxvi]) + 9 numbered pages (pp. 1-9) + ff. [9v]-151v + 12 leaves at the end blank but for a poem on the penultimate page (f. [11v]), in contemporary calf gilt. Once erroneously associated with Thomas Killigrew (1612-83), whose hand does not appear in the volume. Mid-17th century-c.1702.

Inscribed (f. [ir]) ‘Sr Robert Killigrew / 1702’. Later in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), book and manuscript collector: Phillipps MS 9070. Sotheby's, 19 May 1897, lot 455.

Discussed, with a facsimile example, in Nancy Cutbirth, ‘Thomas Killigrew's Commonplace Book?’, Library Chronicle of the University of Texas at Austin, NS No. 13 (1980), 31-8.

University of Texas at Austin, Ms (Killigrew, T) Works B Commonplace book, f. 27v.

RaW 185.8

Copy, untitled, here beginning ‘Like Hermit poore in pensive place obscure’.

In: A folio formal verse miscellany, in a single rounded hand, 259 pages (plus a three-page index), in modern boards. The contents, the latest of which (on pp. 203-7) can be dated to a marriage that took place in November 1656, reflect the taste of Interregnum Royalist sympathisers. c.Late 1650s.

Formerly in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), manuscript and book collector: Phillipps MS 4001. Sotheby's, 29 June 1946, lot 164, to Myers. Then in the library of Charles Kay Ogden (1889-1957), psychologist, linguist, and book collector.

University College London, MS Ogden 42, p. 113.

RaW 186

Copy, headed ‘Cant: 3’; imperfect.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, 54 leaves, imperfect (chewed by rodents), lacking covers. Compiled by Herbert Aston (1613-88/9), poet, son of Walter Aston, Baron Aston of Forfar (1584-1639), of Tixall, Staffordshire, diplomat. c.1634.

Inscribed on f. iv‘Her: Aston [monogram] the 29 of July an: D: 1634’.

Yale, Osborn MS b 4, f. 2v.

RaW 186.5

Copy in: the MS described under RaW 7. Late 17th century.

Yale, Osborn MS b 213, p. 65.

RaW 186.8

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under RaW 98. c.1620s-30s.

Yale, Osborn MS fb 69, p. 236.

RaW 187

Copy in: A folio verse miscellany, in vellum. Late 17th century?

Inscribed on the front cover ‘William Turner his booke, 1662’ and, on the rear paste-down ‘Catherine Gage's Booke’: i.e. Catherine Gage, Lady Aston (d.1720). Formerly among the papers of the Aston family, of Tixall, Staffordshire.

Poems selectively edited from this MS (as his ‘Third Division: Poems Collected by the Right Honourable Lady Aston’) in Arthur Clifford, Tixall Poetry (Edinburgh, 1813), pp. 107-205.

Edited from this MS, as ‘Despair’, in Arthur Clifford, Tixall Poetry (Edinburgh, 1813), pp. 115-16. Recorded in Latham, p. 104.

Untraced Tixal MSS, Tixall MS 3, [unspecified page numbers].

‘My boddy in the walls captived’

First published in Hannah (1870). Latham, pp. 24-5. Rudick, No. 25, p. 48.

*RaW 188

Autograph. Late 16th century.

Edited from this MS by all editors. Facsimiles in T. N. Brushfield, A Bibliography of Sir Walter Ralegh Knt, 2nd edition (Exeter, 1908), facing p. 143; in Flower & Munby, English Poetical Autographs, Plate 2; and in Croft, Autograph Poetry, I, 13.

The Marquess of Salisbury, Hatfield House, Cecil Papers 144/239v.

‘Nature that washt her hands in milke’

The Nimphs reply to the Sheepheard (‘If all the world and loue were young’)

One stanza published in The Passionate Pilgrime (London, 1599). First published complete in Englands Helicon (London, 1600). Latham, pp. 16-17. Rudick, Nos 45A and 45B, pp. 117, 119-20 (two versions, as ‘Her answer’ to Marlowe's poem on p. 116 and as ‘The Milk maids mothers answer’) respectively. For the companion poem by Marlowe, which accompanies most of the texts of Ralegh's ‘reply’, see MrC 10-19.

RaW 189

Copy of lines 1-16, 21-4, in an unidentified secretary hand, headed ‘The Aunswere’ and here beginning ‘If that the Worlde and Loue were yong’, imperfect, gnawed by rodents.

In: Copy of an alchemical tract by Simon Forman, predominantly in a single hand, 20 folio leaves, dated (f. 20v) 10 November 1598, bound with five other alchemical tracts, in contemporary calf. November 1598.

The MSS collected, and partly written, by Dr Simon Forman (1552-1611), astrologer and medical practitioner.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 112; facsimile in John Bakeless, The Tragicall History of Christopher Marlowe (Cambridge, Mass., 1942), II, facing p. 184.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 1486 (II), f. 6v.

RaW 190

Copy, headed ‘Her answer’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in a single hand, 114 leaves, bound with a printed exemplum of Thomas Watson's <GREEK> or Passionate Centurie of Love (London, [1581?]). Compiled by John Lilliat (c.1550-c.1599). c.1590s.

This MS volume printed in full, with facsimile examples, in Liber Lilliati: Elizabethan Verse and Song (Bodleian MS Rawlinson Poetry 148), ed. Edward Doughtie (Newark, DE, 1985).

Edited from this MS in Rudick, No. 45A, p. 117. Recorded in Latham, p. 112.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 148, ff. 96v-7r.

RaW 191

Copy, in a predominantly italic hand, written lengthways down the margin, untitled.

In: the MS described under RaW 38. c.1597-1628.

British Library, Add. MS 52585, f. 63v.

RaW 191.5

Copy, headed ‘The Milk-Maid's Mothers's Answer to Mr Marlow's Milk-Maid's Song. written by Sr Walter Raleigh’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, predominantly in one hand, written from both ends, 32 leaves, in modern half crushed morocco. c.1630s.

British Library, Stowe MS 972, f. 6r-v.

RaW 192

Extract.

In: The detached cover of an octavo book, bearing inscriptions in a mixed hand, now enclosed in modern brown morocco. c.1620s-30s.

With a lengthy note by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1820-89), literary scholar and book collector.

Folger, MS V.a.150, item 2.

RaW 193

Copy, headed ‘The milke maids mothers answer’.

In: the MS described under RaW 184. c.1650s-60s.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 112.

Folger, MS V.a.169, Part II, f. 2v-3r.

RaW 194

Copy, in an italic hand, headed in the margin ‘Responc’, unascribed.

In: A folio miscellany of state papers, religious verse and prose, and legal material, in several secretary hands, written over a period from both ends, 143 leaves (including a number of blanks), in a vellum wrapper (a recycled rubricated Latin text) within a contemporary leather wallet binding (rebacked), with straps. c.1572-1608.

Inscribed variously ‘James Ware his Book’: i.e. Sir James Ware (1594-1666), antiquary and historian; (‘henry Streite’, ‘william rise’, ‘Bartholomew Roche’, and ‘John Anderson’. Including copies of indentures relating to John Glascock of London, John Ellis of Gray's Inn, and Edward Johnson, goldsmith, of London. Inscribed (f. [2r], ? by Ware) ‘Qre whether this booke did belong to John Thornburgh [1551-1641] sometime Bp of Limrick & deane of York. vid fol: 13.’ Later among the manuscripts of the Carew family at Crowcombe Court, Somerset. Formerly Folger MS 297.3 and MS V.b.75.

Recorded in HMC, 4th Report (1874), Appendix, p. 372. Briefly discussed by Fr Herbert Thurston in The Month, vol. 86, No. 379 (1896), pp. 33-4.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 112. Facsimile in A.D. Wraight and V.F. Stern, In Search of Christopher Marlowe (London, 1965), p. 130.

Folger, MS Z.e.28, Part II, f. 101r.

RaW 195

Copy of lines 1-6, headed ‘The Answer by Sr Arthur’, apparently transcribed from an early MS source, written on the recto of the leaf before the title-page.

In: Printed exemplum of the first edition, first issue, of Ralegh's The History of the World (London, 1614). Late 18th-early 19th century.

Edited from this MS in Susanne Woods, ‘“The Passionate Sheepheard” and “The Nimphs Reply”: A Study of Transmission’, HLQ, 34 (1970), 25-33 (pp. 26).

Huntington, RB 69107, [preliminary blank page].

RaW 196

Copy, in a secretary hand, untitled, here beginning ‘If now the worlde and loue weare younge’.

In: the MS described under RaW 167. Early 17th century-1672.

National Library of Wales, Wynne (Bodewryd) MS 6, f. 76r-v.

RaW 197

Copy of a three-stanza version, headed ‘Response’ and beginning ‘But if the world & love were sound’, among other verse in one secretary hand on a single folio leaf. c.1600-10.

In: A collection of separate state papers and poems, in folders.

Edited from this MS in Curt F. Bühler, ‘Four Elizabethan Poems’, Joseph Quincy Adams Memorial Studies, ed. James G. McManaway, Giles E. Dawson, and Edwin E. Willoughby (Washington, DC, 1948), pp. 695-706 (pp. 696-7). Recorded in Latham, p. 112. Facsimile in British Literary Manuscripts, Series I, ed. Verlyn Klinkenborg, et al. (New York, 1981), No. 18.

Pierpont Morgan Library, Rulers of England (Eliz. I), No. 48[b].

RaW 198

Copy, headed ‘Her Answeare’ and here beginning ‘If that the world & Loue weare young’.

In: the MS described under RaW 172. c.1630.

Formerly Rosenbach 186, printed from this MS in Samuel A. Tannenbaum, ‘Unfamiliar Versions of Some Elizabethan Poems’, PMLA, 45 (1930), 809-21 (pp. 816-17); recorded in Latham, p. 112.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 1083/15, pp. 57-8.

RaW 199

Copy of a five-stanza version, in a right-hand column, headed ‘Respon:’ and here beginning ‘If now the world & love were younge’.

In: the MS described under RaW 135. c.1620s.

Wiltshire and Swindon Archives, 865/500, f. [11v].

‘Now we have present made’

First published in Walter Oakeshott, ‘An Unknown Ralegh MS’, The Times (29 November 1952), p. 7. Rudick, No. 23, pp. 46-7.

*RaW 200

Autograph, untitled.

In: Largely autograph notebook of Ralegh's, iii + 173 quarto leaves (including many blanks), in contemporary vellum, with traces of green silk ties. c.1603-18.

Later owned by Frederick North (1766-1827), fifth Earl of Guilford, colonial governor; then, in 1830, by Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), book and manuscript collector (Phillipps MS 6339. Sotheby's, 24 June 1935 (Phillipps sale), lot 144, to (Sir) Walter Oakeshott (1903-87), schoolmaster. Sotheby's, 30 November 1971, lot 526, with facsimile examples in the sale catalogue.

Edited from this MS in Oakeshott; in George Seddon, ‘A Newly Discovered and Unknown Poem in Sir Walter Raleigh's Autograph’, ILN (28 February 1953), p. 330 (with a facsimile), and in Walter Oakeshott, The Queen and the Poet (London, 1960), pp. 205-6 (with a facsimile facing p. 141). Facsimiles also in Hilton Kelliher and Sally Brown, English Literary Manuscripts (British Library, 1986), No. 12, p. 24, and of last two stanzas in Petti, English Literary Hands, No. 48.

British Library, Add. MS 57555, f. 172v.

RaW 201

Copy, in a neat secretary hand, on the first page of two conjugate folio leaves; endorsed in a contemporary hand ‘Verses 1602’. c.1602.

Edited from this MS in Lefranc (1968), p. 603.

The Marquess of Salisbury, Hatfield House, Cecil Papers 140/132.

RaW 202

Copies in a musical setting.

In: A set of five quarto music part books (Altus, Tenor, Bassus, Quintus, Sextus), the last comprising 29 pages, the others ranging from 137 to 161 pages each, each in contemporary calf gilt (rebacked). First half 17th century.

Formerly at St Michael's College, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire.

This MS collated in Oakeshott, The Queen and the Poet, pp. 205-6.

Bodleian, MSS Tenbury 1163-1167, (i) pp. 80-1; (ii) pp. 64-5; (iii) pp. 80-1; (iv) pp. 56-7.

The Ocean to Cynthia

On the Cardes, and Dice (‘Beefore the sixt day of the next new year’)

First published as ‘A Prognostication upon Cards and Dice’ in Poems of Lord Pembroke and Sir Benjamin Ruddier (London, 1660). Latham, p. 48. Rudick, Nos 50A and 50B, pp. 123-4 (two versions, as ‘Sir Walter Rawleighs prophecy of cards, and Dice at Christmas’ and ‘On the Cardes and dice’ respectively).

RaW 203

Copy, headed ‘Sr Water Rawleighs Prophecy on cards & dice’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in English and Latin, predominantly in a single hand (up to f. 34v), with additions in four subsequent hands (ff. 37-50v), 50 leaves, in vellum. Compiled for the most part by a University of Oxford man, with (f. 1r-v) a list of contents. c.1640s.

Once owned by one John Faith, and by William Fulman (1632-88), Oxford antiquary.

Formerly cited as Corpus Christi College, MS E.i.33.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 139.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 176, f. 21v.

RaW 204

Copy of an untitled six-line version, here beginning ‘the first day of ye next new yeare’.

In: An octavo miscellany of verse and prose extracts, in English and Latin, in several hands, written from both ends, ii + 79 leaves (including some blanks), in contemporary calf. Compiled by men associated with Oxford University. c.1647-1698.

Inscribed on the rear pastedown ‘To the right worsppf my very kind friend Mr Tho.: Young’ and ‘Ed Burham’. Bought in 1899 by W.D. Macray from George's of Oxford. Sold by Blackwell's, 1921.

Bodleian, MS Eng. misc. f. 49, fol. 20v.

RaW 205

Second copy of an untitled six-line version, also beginning ‘The first day of ye next new yeare’.

In: the MS described under RaW 204. c.1647-1698.

Bodleian, MS Eng. misc. f. 49, fol. 70.

RaW 206

Copy, headed ‘A prognostication vpon cardes & dice’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, including 13 poems by Donne and 14 poems by Corbett, in several hands, probably associated with Oxford University, written from both ends, 102 leaves, in 17th-century calf. c.1630s.

Inscribed (f. 101v) ‘Henry Lawson’ (or just possibly ‘Lamson’). Thomas Thorpe, sale catalogue (1836), item 1185. Later in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872), manuscript and book collector: Phillipps MS 9257. Sotheby's, 15 June 1896 (Phillipps sale), lot 862. Quaritch's sale catalogue No. 164 (1896), item 64.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980) and II.i (1987), as the ‘Lawson MS’: DnJ Δ 37 and CoR Δ 2.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 139.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 14, f. 77r rev.

RaW 207

Copy, subscribed in another hand ‘Sr Wal: R’.

In: A quarto miscellany of verse and prose, in three or more hands, probably compiled principally by a member of New College, Oxford, 163 pages, in calf-backed marbled boards. c.1620s-30s.

The name ‘George Brown’ inscribed on p. 14. Inscribed on p. i by Edmond Malone (1741-1812), literary scholar, biographer and book collector ‘Feb 13. 1790. I this day purchased this Manuscript Collection of Poems, at the sale of Mr Brander's books, at the exorbitant price of Ten Guineas. EMalone’.

Edited from this MS in Latham and in Rudick, No. 50B, pp. 123-4.

Bodleian, MS Malone 19, p. 55.

RaW 208

Copy, headed ‘A Prophesie’.

In: the MS described under RaW 108. Mid-late 17th century.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 139.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 84, f. 68v-r rev.

RaW 209

Copy, headed ‘A rimeing prophecye alludeing to the Cards and Dice in Christenmas’.

In: the MS described under RaW 30. Mid-late 17th century.

Bradford Archives, 32D86/34, p. 107.

RaW 210

Copy, headed ‘A Prophecie’.

In: the MS described under RaW 32. c.1630.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 139.

British Library, Add. MS 10309, f. 147v.

RaW 211

Copy, headed ‘A Prophesie to come to pase the next yeare’.

In: A duodecimo verse miscellany, in several small non-professional hands, 88 leaves, imperfect at the beginning. c.1630s-40s.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 139.

British Library, Egerton MS 923, f. 9v.

RaW 212

Copy, in a predominantly italic hand, untitled.

In: A folio volume of heraldic papers, in several hands, 92 leaves, in panelled mottled calf (rebacked). Compiled by, or for, William Penson (d.1637), claimant Chester Herald and Lancaster Herald. c.1620s.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 139.

British Library, Harley MS 1107, f. 92v.

RaW 212.5

Copy, headed ‘Sr Walter Rawley his provesie’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, originally written in two hands (A: ff. 1r-22r, 27v-8v; B: ff. 22r-7v, predominantly italic), with late 17th-century additions in three other hands on ff. 28v-33v, 52r and f. 34r, associated with Cambridge, 35 leaves (plus 17 blanks), in contemporary calf gilt. Including 13 poems by Randolph, plus three of doubtful authorship. Initials stamped on both covers of ‘F R’ and the inside of the cover inscribed ‘Francis Rolfe Anno dni 1637’: i.e. Francis Rolfe (1618-78), Town Clerk of [King's] Lynn, Norfolk. c.1637.

Sotheby's, 21 July 1988, lot 18.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993), as the ‘Rolfe MS’: RnT Δ 5. Briefly described in E.S. Leedham-Green, ‘Francis Rolfe's poetical miscellany: Add.Ms 8684’, Bulletin of the Friends of Cambridge University Library, 9 (1988), 20-2. A facsimile of f. 9v in Sotheby's sale catalogue: see RnT 123, RnT 239. For the Rolfe family (whose later papers are in the Norfolk Record Office, NRS 27114, 404 x 3), see R.T. and A. Gunther, Rolfe Family Records, 2 vols (London & Aylesbury, 1914), and Veronica Berry, The Rolfe Papers: The Chronicle of a Norfolk Family 1559-1908 (Brentwood, Essex, 1979; 2nd impression 1986).

Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 8684, ff. 21v-2r.

RaW 213

Copy, headed ‘A Prophesy giuen to the king 1618’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in several largely secretary hands, 68 pages (plus numerous blanks), in contemporary vellum. c.1620s.

Once owned by Thomas Martin (1697-1771), of Palgrave, Suffolk, antiquary and collector. Later in the library of the Rev. Richard Farmer, FSA (1735-97), Master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, literary scholar. Lot 8053 in his sale, 7 May to 16 June 1798. Formerly Chetham's MS 8011.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 139.

Chetham's Library, Mun. A.4.16, p. 40.

RaW 214

Copy, untitled.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, compiled by an Oxford man, possibly a member of Christ Church, pp. 1-202 in a single minute hand, written over a period, with a few later additions (including two lines on p. 7) by other hands; pp. 202-19 containing entries in later hands up to 1789, in half-calf on marbled boards, pp. 77-84 detached in the 19th century and now separately bound as Folger MS V.a.152. Including twelve poems (plus one of uncertain authorship) by Corbett and 30 poems by Strode (one of them in V.a.152) plus one of doubtful authorship. c.late 1630s [-1789].

Later sold by Thomas Thorpe. Afterwards owned by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1820-89) (and No. 27 in his Catalogue of Shakespeare Reliques (Brixton Hill, 1852)) and subsequently in the library of Lord Warwick at Warwick Castle. Formerly Folger MS 1.27.

Cited in IELM, II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Thorpe-Halliwell MS’: CoR Δ 7 and StW Δ 17. Complete microfilm at the University of Birmingham, Shakespeare Institute (Mic S 23).

Folger, MS V.a.97, pp. 202-3.

RaW 215

Copy, headed ‘Sr. Walter Ralegh's prophecie of Cardes & Dice’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, 170 leaves, paginated 1-8 (Latin text in a small secretary hand), then pp. 1-162 (in one or possibly two largely italic hands; pp. 108-57 blanks; pp. 158-62 containing later notes), in modern red morocco gilt. The pagination cited below relates to the second, main series of pagination. c.1640.

Inscribed on a flyleaf in red ink ‘Matheus Day me suum vvst’: i.e. Matthew Day (d.1661), five times Mayor of Windsor. Later owned by John Payne Collier (1789-1883), literary scholar, editor and forger. Collier's sale, 1884, lot 906. Formerly Folger MS 452.1.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 139.

Folger, MS V.a.160, p. 23.

RaW 216

Copy in: the MS described under RaW 120. Mid-17th century.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 139.

Folger, MS V.a.162, f. 65v.

RaW 217

Copy, headed ‘Sir Walter Raleighs prophecie of the sports and Games of christmas’.

In: the MS described under RaW 60. c.1637-51.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 139.

Folger, MS V.a.262, p. 58.

RaW 218

Copy, headed in the margin ‘A prooesie’ and here beginning ‘The first day of the nex new yere’.

In: the MS described under RaW 62. c.1640s.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 139.

Folger, MS V.a.339, f. 281v.

RaW 219

Copy, untitled.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, predominantly in two very small hands (A: ff. 1r-44v; B: ff. 44v-87v), with further verse and prose pieces in other hands on ff. 88r-121r, written from both ends, associated with Oxford, possibly New College, and probably afterwards with the Inns of Court, 155 leaves (including 33 blanks), in modern black morocco elaborately gilt. Including 23 poems by Strode (and second copies of two poems) and one poem of doubtful authorship. c.1630s.

Including (ff. 98r-100r) a letter by one ‘Pet[er] Wood’. Inscribed (ff. 90r-1r), ‘Thease verses I borroed to write out of John Sherly [d. 1666] a booke seller in litle Brittaine, 28th of March 1633’. Later in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), manuscript and book collector: Phillipps MS 9235. Sotheby's, 21 February 1938, lot 243.

Cited in IELM II.ii (1993), as the ‘Wood MS’: StW Δ 21. Discussed in C.F. Main, ‘New Texts of John Donne’, SB, 9 (1957), 225-33.

Harvard, MS Eng 686, f. 75r.

RaW 220

Copy, headed ‘Sr Walter Rauleighs prophecy of Cards, & Dice at Christmas’ and here beginning ‘Before ye sixt of ye Next yeare’.

In: A small quarto verse miscellany, almost entirely in a single, minute non-professional italic hand, probably someone associated with Oxford University, comprising 180 pages now all separated and mounted, interleaved, in 19th-century calf. c.late 1630s.

Later in the libraries (with bookplates) of the book collector Richard Heber (1774-1833); of the bibliographer and antiquary Joseph Haslewood (1769-1833); of the biographer and literary editor Alexander Chalmers (1759-1834); and of the antiquary Edward King (1795-1837), Viscount Kingsborough (his sale by Charles Sharpe in Dublin, 1 November 1842, lot 577).

Edited from this MS in Rudick, No. 50A, p. 123.

Huntington, HM 116, p. 97.

RaW 221

Copy, headed ‘Ænigma on the Cardes’, here beginning ‘ffew dayes before the next new yeare’.

In: An oblong octavo composite volume, comprising two independent verse miscellanies, Part I, in Latin and English, largely in a neat secretary hand, paginated 1-22, Part II, in English and Welsh, in several hands, one neat secretary hand predominating, paginated 1-266, the two parts bound together in modern quarter red morocco. c.1630s.

Inscriptions including (Part I, pp. 1, 3 and 42) ‘Edward Lewis his Book 1753’, ‘John Parker’, ‘P H Warburton’, and ‘John Aden’, and (Part II, p. 33) ‘Thomas Lloyd Esq’. Wigfair MS 43, among papers mainly of the Lloyd family of Hafodunos, Denbighshire, and Wigfair, near St Asaph, Flintshire, purchased in 1926-7 from Colonel H. C. Lloyd Howard, of Wigfair.

National Library of Wales, NLW MS 12443 A, Part II, pp. 19-20.

RaW 222

Copy, headed ‘Sr W. R. / An old and true Prophesy’.

In: the MS described under RaW 122. c.1630s.

Edited from this MS in H. Harvey Wood, ‘A Seventeenth-Century manuscript of Poems by Donne and Others’, E&S, 16 (1930), 179-90 (p. 182). Recorded (as MS Taverham) in Latham, p. 139.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 37, p. 170.

RaW 223

Copy, headed ‘An old Prophecye’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, written over a period in three hands (A, in alternating secretary and italic, written c.1638: ff. 1-59v; B, written c.1645: ff. 60r-9r; C, written c.1649, ff. 69v-70r), 70 leaves, in old calf. Including thirteen poems by Strode and three of doubtful authorship. c.1638-45 [and addition c.1649].

Later sold by Thomas Thorpe (1836). Afterwards in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), manuscript and book collector: Phillipps MS 9569. Bookplate of the Shakespearian Library of Marsden J. Perry (1850-1935), industrialist, banker, and art and book collector, of Providence, Rhode Island. American Art Association, New York, 11-12 March 1936 (Perry sale). A.S.W. Rosenbach's sale catalogue English Poetry to 1700 (1941), item 193.

Cited in IELM, II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Rosenbach MS I’: CwT Δ 31 and StW Δ 23.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 139.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/22, f. 26r.

RaW 223.5

Copy, headed ‘Sr Walter Rawleighs prognostication’.

In: the MS described under RaW 97.5. c.late 1630s.

Yale, Osborn MS b 356, p. 71.

On the Life of Man (‘What is our life? a play of passion’)

First published, in a musical setting, in Orlando Gibbons, The First Set of Madrigals and Mottets (London, 1612). Latham, pp. 51-2. Rudick, Nos 29A, 29B and 29C (three versions, pp. 69-70). MS texts also discussed in Michael Rudick, ‘The Text of Ralegh's Lyric “What is our life?”’, SP, 83 (1986), 76-87.

RaW 224

Copy, headed ‘Mans life’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, in a single italic hand, evidently associated with Oxford, probably Christ Church, 214 pages (skipping p. 177), plus an index. Including 18 poems by Corbett and 59 poems (plus two of doubtful authorship) by Strode. c.1630s.

Inscribed on a flyleaf ‘Elizabeth Lane hir booke’ and, among scribbling on another flyleaf, ‘Johannes Finch’. P.J. Dobell's sale catalogue No. 68 (1941), item 341.

Cited in IELM, II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Elizabeth Lane MS’: CoR Δ 1 and StW Δ 4. The Dobell catalogue description recorded in Forey (pp. lxxxv-lxxxvi).

Aberdeen University Library, MS 29, p. 141.

RaW 225

Copy in the hand of Elias Ashmole, untitled.

In: A large folio composite volume of verse, in various largely secretary hands, 327 leaves (plus blanks), in contemporary calf. Collected, and partly written, by Elias Ashmole (1617-92), astrologer and antiquary.

Betagraph of the watermark in f. 29 in Ted-Larry Pebworth, ‘Towards a Taxonomy of Watermarks’, in Puzzles in Paper: Concepts in Historical Watermarks, ed. Daniel W. Mosser, Michael Saffle and Ernest W. Sullivan, II (London, 2000), pp. 229-42 (p. 239).

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 144.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 36/37, f. 35r.

RaW 226

Copy in: A large folio composite verse miscellany, chiefly folio, partly quarto, 243 pages, in contemporary calf. Including 18 poems by Carew and two of doubtful authorship, compiled by Nicholas Burghe (d.1670), Royalist Captain during the Civil War and one of the poor Knights of Windsor in 1661 (references to ‘I Nicholas Burgh’ occurring on ff. 165r, with the date ‘3d of June 1638’, and 166r, and his name partly in cipher on other pages); predominantly in his hand, with some later additions in other hands. c.1638.

Afterwards owned by Elias Ashmole (1617-92), astrologer and antiquary.

Cited in IELM, II.i (1987), as the ‘Burghe MS’: CwT Δ 1.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 144.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 38, p. 154.

RaW 227

Copy of a version, headed ‘On mans life’.

In: An octavo miscellany of verse and some prose, in five hands, one predominating on ff. 8v-130r, ii + 166 leaves (plus blanks), in contemporary calf. Compiled in part (ff. 131v-66r) by Elias Ashmole (1617-92), astrologer and antiquary. c.1630s-40s.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 144.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 47, ff. 51v-2r.

RaW 228

Copy, headed ‘On ye brittlety of man's life’.

In: the MS described under RaW 203. c.1640s.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 176, f. 7v.

RaW 229

Copy, headed ‘Of mans Life’.

In: the MS described under RaW 136. c.late 1630s.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 328, f. 19r.

RaW 230

Copy in: the MS described under RaW 16. c.1628.

Bodleian, MS Don. c. 54, f. 3v.

RaW 231

Second copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under RaW 16. c.1628.

Bodleian, MS Don. c. 54, f. 11r.

RaW 232

Copy, untitled, in a musical setting.

In: A folio songbook, 121 leaves (including c.20 blanks and an index), in contemporary calf (rebacked). Including ten poems by Carew and twelve poems by or attributed to Herrick, in musical settings, predominantly in a single hand (ff. 2r-63v, 92r-9r, 100r, with a change of style on ff. 64r-5v and in the index probably by the same hand), with 18th-century additions on ff. 81v-7v, 89r-v and 145v-53r, and scribbling elsewhere. c.1640s-60s.

Later owned by Colonel W.G. Probert, of Bevills, Bures, Suffolk. Sold by Quaritch in 1937.

Cited in IELM, II.i (1987), as the ‘Probert MS’: CwT Δ 4, HeR Δ 1. Discussed and analysed in John P. Cutts, ‘A Bodleian Song-Book: Don. C. 57’, M&L, 34 (1953), 192-211. Also briefly discussed in George Thewlis, ‘Some Notes on a Bodleian Manuscript’, M&L, 22 (1941) 32-5, and in Willa McClung Evans, ‘Shakespeare's “Harke Harke ye Larke”’, PMLA, 60 (1945), 95-101 (with a facsimile of f. 78r). A facsimile of the volume in English Song 1600-1675, ed. Elise Bickford Jorgens, Vol. 6 (New York & London, 1987).

This MS collated in John P. Cutts, ‘A Bodleian Song-Book: Don. C. 57’, M&L, 34 (1953), 192-211 (p. 202).

Bodleian, MS Don. c. 57, f. 38v.

RaW 232.5

Copy, headed ‘On Mans life’.

In: An octavo miscellany of verse and prose, in probably three hands, written from both ends, 86 leaves, in 17th-century calf. c.1648-61.

Scribbling on f. 33r rev. including the name ‘Elizabeth keech’.

Bodleian, MS Don. f. 37, fol. 69r rev.

RaW 233

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under RaW 150. c.1630s.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 144.

Bodleian, MS Douce f. 5, fol. 5r.

RaW 234

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under RaW 206. c.1630s.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 144.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 14, f. 101r rev.

RaW 235

Copy, headed ‘On the same’.

In: A duodecimo notebook of verse and prose, comprising 131 interleaves in a printed exemplum of John Sansbury's Ilium in Italiam (Oxford, 1608), in contemporary calf (rebacked), blind-stamped ‘S. S.’ on the upper cover. Owned in 1619, and probably compiled, by Simon Sloper (b.1596/7), of Magdalen Hall, Oxford. c.1620s-30s.

Bought from Parker, of Oxford, 2 April 1889, by Percy Manning and bequeathed by him in 1917.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. f. 10, fol. 92v.

RaW 236

Copy in: An octavo verse miscellany, compiled by the writer Robert Codrington (1602-65) of Magdalen College, Oxford, 360 pages (including stubs of extracted leaves on pp. 297-328 and blanks, plus index), in contemporary calf. Including 16 poems by Carew and 13 poems (plus one of doubtful authorship) by Strode. Written in three hands: i.e. A (Codrington's hand, including his own poems) on pp. 1-283, 349-55; B on pp. 284-9; and C on pp. 289-348, 356-60; dated (pp. 1-22) ‘Anno Dom: 1638’ and ‘The 30th of May. 1638’. c.1638.

Acquired from Blackwell's, 1962.

Cited in IELM, II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Codrington MS’: CwT Δ 7 and StW Δ 7.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. f. 27, p. 91.

RaW 237

Copies, in a musical setting by Orlando Gibbons, untitled.

In: A set of five oblong quarto music part books (Cantus/Bassus, Quintus, Altus, Tenor, Bassus), including verses, chiefly in two hands, ranging from 34 to 63 leaves each, in half-red calf marbled boards. Compiled largely by Thomas Hamond (d.1662), of Cressners, in the parish of Hawkdons, Suffolk. c.1630s.

f. 11 (Cantus/Bassus) inscribed ‘Edmond Stapley’.

Bodleian, MS Mus. f. 11-15, (i) fols 33ar-abr; (ii) fols 23r-4r; (iii) fols 13r-14r; (iv) fols 29r-30r; (v) fols 33ar-33br.

RaW 238

Copy, headed ‘Mans life A Tragedie’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, in a single informal hand, a member of St John's College, Oxford, i + 99 leaves, in half-vellum marbled boards. Including 19 poems by Habington and (ff. 8r-21r, 28v) 21 poems by Katherine Philips transcribed from a edited source. Late 17th century.

Later owned by Richard Rawlinson (1690-1755).

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993), as ‘Rawlinson MS I’: PsK Δ 6.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 144.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 65, f. 92r.

RaW 239

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under RaW 137. Mid-17th century.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 144.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 117, f. 271r rev.

RaW 240

Copy, headed ‘Mans life compared to a stageplay’.

In: the MS described under RaW 153.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 144.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 172, f. 8r.

RaW 241

Copy, headed ‘Upon the life of man’.

In: the MS described under RaW 30. Mid-late 17th century.

Bradford Archives, 32D86/34, p. 31.

RaW 242

Copy, headed ‘Vita Fabula’, subscribed ‘Tho: Dod, Jesu’.

In: the MS described under RaW 111. c.1630s.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 144.

British Library, Add. MS 15227, f. 14v.

RaW 243

Copy of a version headed ‘Sr. walter Raliegh of life and death’ and beginning ‘Our lifes a play of passion’.

In: the MS described under RaW 33. c.1662.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 144.

British Library, Add. MS 18044, f. 154v.

RaW 244

Copy, untitled, subscribed ‘Sr. W: R:’, transcribed from RaW 245.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, largely in a single predominantly secretary hand, with some later additions and annotations, 188 leaves, in quarter-morocco. Transcribed from British Library Add. MS 25303 and perhaps associated likewise with the Inns of Court. Including 23 poems by Carew and three of doubtful authorship. c.1620s-30s.

Later owned by William Pickering (1796-1854), publisher. Sotheby's, 13 May 1856 (Pickering sale), lot 258.

Cited in IELM, II.i (1987), as the ‘Pickering MS’: CwT Δ 11.

Edited from this MS in Hannah (1845), pp. 81-2, and in Rudick, No. 29C, p. 70. Recorded in Latham, p. 144.

British Library, Add. MS 21433, f. 113v.

RaW 245

Copy, untitled.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, almost entirely in a single neat secretary hand, the first page formally inscribed ‘To the righte honoble: the Lorde Thomas Darcy Viscount Colchester’ (c.1565-1640, Viscount Colchester from 1621 to 1626), 191 leaves, in modern half-morocco. Including 27 poems (and second copies of two poems) by Thomas Carew and three of doubtful authorship. c.1620s.

This MS largely transcribed in British Library, Add. MS 21433. The hand occurs also in British Library, Harley MS 3910, between ff. 112v and 120v, and is possibly associated with the Inns of Court.

Scribbled inscriptions including (f. 1r) ‘Mr John Bowyer’; (f. 2r) ‘Jeronomus ffox’; and (f. 3r) ‘William Ralph Baesh’.

Cited in IELM, II.i (1987), as the ‘Colchester MS’: CwT Δ 13.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 144.

British Library, Add. MS 25303, f. 118v.

RaW 246

Copy of an untitled adapted version beginning ‘What is mans life but a play of passion’.

In: A folio composite volume of separate MSS of verse and some prose, in various secretary and italic hands, written over an extended period, with a table of contents (f. 3r-v), 186 leaves. Comprising papers of the Skipwith family of Cotes, Leicestershire, including 60 poems by John Donne (and one Problem), the text related in part to the ‘Edward Smyth MS’ (DnJ Δ 45); also 15 poems (and second copies of two) by Henry King; and 19 poems (and two of doubtful authorship) by Carew. c.1620-50.

Including poems ascribed to William Skipwith (? Sir William Skipwith, d.1610, or his grandson, William, or possibly a cousin, William Skipwith, of Ketsby, Lincolnshire, fl.1633); to Sir Henry Skipwith (fl.1609-52); and to Thomas Skipwith, and several poems by Donne's friend Sir Henry Goodyer (1571-1627), to whom a branch of the Skipwith family was related by marriage. Later owned by Robert Sherard (1719-99), fourth Earl of Harborough. Sotheby's, 10 June 1864, lot 605, to Boone.

This MS is the ‘curious folio volume’ lent to John Nichols (1745-1826) by ‘the late Lord Harborough’ and cited in Nichols's account of the Skipwith family in his History of Leicestershire, 4 vols (1795-1815), III, part i (1800), 367.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980) and II.i (1987), as the ‘Skipwith MS’: DnJ Δ 21; CwT Δ 14; KiH Δ 8. Also described in Mary Hobbs's thesis, pp. 119-29 (see KiH Δ 6). For Sir William Skipwith and his literary connections, see James Knowles, ‘Marston, Skipwith and The Entertainment at Ashby’, EMS, 3 (1992), 137-92 (esp.pp. 171-2).

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 144.

British Library, Add. MS 25707, f. 7v.

RaW 246.5

Copy, untitled. subscribed ‘Sr Walter Rawliue’.

In: A duodecimo miscellany of verse and prose, chiefly in one mixed hand, 77 leaves, in modern half-morocco. Compiled by Sir Thomas Dawes (knighted 1639). c.1623-30.

Purchased on 4 July 1873 from William Carew Hazlitt (1834-1913), bibliographer and writer.

British Library, Add. MS 29492, f. 5v.

RaW 247

Copy, headed ‘Song’.

In: the MS described under RaW 34. c.1633 [-late 17th century].

This MS recorded in Latham (1929), p. 162.

British Library, Add. MS 30982, f. 139r rev.

RaW 248

Copy in: the MS described under RaW 211. c.1630s-40s.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 144.

British Library, Egerton MS 923, f. 8r.

RaW 249

Copy, untitled.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, including 18 poems by Donne, in several hands over a period (the predominant secretary hand on ff. 1r-35v, 45v-63r), written from both ends, 91 leaves, in later green morocco. c.1630s [-1777].

Inscribed (f. 1r) ‘E Libris Richardo Glovero pharmacopol. Londinense pertinantibus’, the date ‘1638’ possibly added in a different hand. The name ‘William Allen’ on f. 77v among scribbling. Inscribed (f. 1v) by a later owner, apparently for ‘Mr Thorpe’, ‘I was informed by the bookseller of whom I bought this book; that it belonged formerly to a literary gentleman who lived in Burton Crescent and who died about six months ago. 3rd Augt. 1835’.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), as the ‘Glover MS’: DnJ Δ 42.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 144.

British Library, Egerton MS 2230, f. 7v.

RaW 250

Copy, headed ‘De brevitate vitae’.

In: A quarto miscellany of verse and some prose, predominantly in a single secretary hand, written from both ends, 179 leaves, in 19th-century half blue morocco gilt. c.1640s.

Inscribed (f. 179r) ‘This is Sr. Thomas Meres [or ? Maiors] Book’: i.e. probably Sir Thomas Meres (1634-1715), of Kirton, Lincolnshire. Later bookplate of the Rev. John Curtis. Purchased from Mrs Ann Austin Curtis 12 October 1889.

British Library, Egerton MS 2725, f. 60v.

RaW 251

Copy, headed ‘Vpon Mans life’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in two styles of italic, the last poem (f. 93v) added in a later hand, 93 leaves (plus ten blanks), in modern quarter-morocco gilt. Including 14 poems by Donne, six poems (plus one of doubtful authorship) by Carew, ten poems by Habington and 13 poems (plus one of doubtful authorship) by Randolph. Owned and possibly compiled by Arthur Capell (1631-83), second Earl of Essex, whose name is inscribed in red ink (1*), in a similar roman hand to that on ff. 1r-19r. He married (1653) Elizabeth Percy (1636-1718), daughter of Algernon, tenth Earl of Northumberland; she was therefore the great niece of Habington's mother-in-law, Eleanor Percy, sister of the ninth Earl of Northumberland. Mid-17th century.

Later among the collections of Robert Harley (1661-1724), first Earl of Oxford, and his son, Edward (1689-1741), second Earl of Oxford.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980) and II, i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Capell MS’: DnJ Δ 43, CwT Δ 17, and RnT Δ 3. Discussed in Geoffrey Tillotson, ‘The Commonplace Book of Arthur Capell’, MLR, 27 (1932), 381-91.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 144.

British Library, Harley MS 3511, f. 1r-v.

RaW 252

Copy, headed ‘On the brevity of mans life’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, largely in a single professional hand, with later additions on ff. 58v-62v in three or four other hands, 65 leaves, in modern half crushed morocco gilt. Compiled by one Thomas Crosse, whose name appears (f. 1*) in ‘An Acrosticke upon my name’, as well as subscribed (‘Tho: Cro:)’ to a poem on ff. 23v-4r. c.1630s [-1670s].

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 144.

British Library, Harley MS 6057, f. 14v.

RaW 252.5

Copy of a version headed ‘Mans life’ and beginning ‘Mans life is like a play of passion’.

In: An octavo miscellany, 47 leaves, the greater part (ff. 1r-26, 42r-5v) in a single small mixed hand, with other hands on ff. 27r-41r, including a ‘Catalogus Librorum’ on ff. 29v-40r, and accounts c.1705 on ff. 46v-7r, in black morocco gilt. Compiled principally by Henry George, while a student at Christ's College, Cambridge. c.1639-43.

Inscribed (f. 1*v) ‘Meliora Spero dum Spiro / Henricus George / nec ut mortale / quod opto’.

British Library, Harley MS 6396, f. 1r.

RaW 253

Copy, headed ‘Verses Syr Walt. Rauleigh made the Same morning he was executed’, following ‘Verses made upon him since his death’ (‘Great heart, who taught ye so to die?’), on one side of a half-folio leaf. c.1620s-30s.

In: A folio composite volume of verse, in various hands, 280 leaves, in modern half crushed morocco on cloth boards gilt. Incorporating (ff. 40r-51v) a quarto verse miscellany compiled allegedly ‘for the mendinge of his hand in wrighting’, when ‘Idle and wanting Employment’, by Feargod Barbon of Daventry, Northamptonshire (? a relation of the Anabaptist politician Praisegod Barbon (1598-1679/80)).

In preliminary verses (f. 40r), Barbon records that ‘This Booke [i.e. presumably the exemplar for his verse transcripts] was giuen me by A frende / To reade and overlooke’.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 144.

British Library, Harley MS 7332, f. 215r.

RaW 254

Copy, in a small italic hand, untitled.

In: A quarto composite volume of papers largely relating to Parliament in 1620-28, in various professional hands, 142 leaves, in modern quarter-calf on cloth boards gilt.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 144.

British Library, Lansdowne MS 498, f. 60r.

RaW 255

Copy, headed ‘On Mans life’ and here beginning ‘What is mans life? A playe of passion’.

In: the MS described under RaW 44. c.1637-50.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 144.

British Library, Lansdowne MS 777, f. 70r.

RaW 256

Copy, subscribed ‘Sr: Wa: Raleigh’.

In: A duodecimo miscellany of verse and jests, in a minute hand, compiled by a Cambridge man, 59 leaves, in modern half crushed morocco gilt. c.1630.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 144

British Library, Sloane MS 1489, f. 21v.

RaW 257

Copy, headed ‘Mans life’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, written predominantly in a single italic hand (on ff. 2r-19v, 20v-134v, 139r-43r); another hand on ff. 20r-v, 135v, 136v, 137v, 138v, with verbal alterations in yet another hand and scribbling elsewhere; f. 137v (rev.) containing a receipt of one Richard Bull signed by one Thomas Johnson and dated 1676; 143 leaves. Including 14 poems (plus one of doubtful authorship) by Carew, 22 poems by Corbett and 36 poems (plus three of doubtful authorship) by Strode. c.early 1630s.

Inscribed (f. 1r) by one ‘I A’ of Christ Church, Oxford, and also ‘Robert Killigrew his booke witnes by his Maiesties ape Gorge Harison’. Later owned by Sir Hans Sloane, Bt (1660-1753), physician and collector.

Cited in IELM, II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Killigrew MS’: CwT Δ 21; CoR Δ 6; StW Δ 14. Facsimile example of f. 2v in Mary Hobbs, Early Seventeenth-Century Verse Miscellany Manuscripts (Aldershot, 1992), Plate 7, after p. 86.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 144.

British Library, Sloane MS 1792, f. 56r.

RaW 258

Second copy.

In: the MS described under RaW 257. c.early 1630s.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 144.

British Library, Sloane MS 1792, f. 113r.

RaW 259

Copy, headed ‘ffunerall Verses’.

In: A quarto miscellany chiefly of chiefly verse, in English and Latin, in probably a single secretary and italic hand, 50 leaves, in contemporary vellum. Recorded as being compiled by Thomas Smyth, of Manchester. c.1630.

Bookplate of the Rev. Richard Farmer, FSA (1735-97), Master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, literary scholar. Lot 8055 in the sale of his library by Thomas King, 7 May to 16 June 1798. Afterwards owned by James Crossley (1800-83), author and book collector. Formerly Chetham's MS 8010.

Chetham's Library, Mun. A.3.47, f. 30v.

RaW 259.5

Copy of an eight-line version, headed ‘Of Life’, here beginning ‘An humane life is but a Play of Passion’.

In: A series of quarto leaves of devotional poems, apparently copied by William Dugdale Jr, bound with a printed Book of Common Prayer (1679). c.1700.

Sir William Dugdale, Merevale Hall, [no shelfmark], p. 1.

RaW 260

Copy, headed ‘On Man’.

In: the MS described under RaW 214. c.late 1630s [-1789].

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 144.

Folger, MS V.a.97, p. 7.

RaW 261

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under RaW 120. Mid-17th century.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 144.

Folger, MS V.a.162, f. 32r.

RaW 262

Copy of a variant version, headed ‘On Man’, here beginning ‘What is our Life, but a play of derision’ and ascribed in a running head to ‘W: S.’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, pp. 13-244 in a single largely roman hand, the remainder in varying styles in one or more other hands (up to c.1655), probably associated with Oxford University, 541 pages (of which pp. 1-12, 87-8 have been extracted and pp. 251-68, 334, 400, 410-540 are blank, with stubs of other extracted leaves at the end), in contemporary brown calf. Including 15 poems (plus one of uncertain authorship) by Corbett and 57 poems (plus a second copy of one poem and four poems of doubtful authorship) by Strode. c.1630s[-55].

Later in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), manuscript and book collector: possibly his MS 18123. Owned c.1903 by Bertram Dobell (1842-1914), literary scholar and bookseller. Formerly MS 646.4.

Cited in IELM, II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Dobell MS’: CoR Δ 8 and StW Δ 18A. Discussed in Bertram Dobell in The Athenaeum, No. 4475 (2 August 1913), p. 112. A complete microfilm is at the University of Birmingham, Shakespeare Institute (Mic S 23).

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 144.

Folger, MS V.a.170, p. 44.

RaW 263

Copy in: A quarto verse miscellany, in a single neat secretary hand, probably associated with Oxford and afterwards with the Inns of Court, 73 leaves (plus a few blanks and a modern index). Including 40 poems by Strode and two poems of doubtful authorship. c.1630s.

Later in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), manuscript and book collector: Phillipps MS 9510. (Phillipps sale, lot 1015.) Owned c.1903 by Bertram Dobell (1842-1914). Percy Dobell's sale catalogue No. 68 (1941), item 342. Formerly MS 4201. 27. 1.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993), as the ‘Dobell MS II’: StW Δ 19. Formerly Folger MS 1.27.42.

Folger, MS V.a.245, f. 41v.

RaW 264

Copy in: the MS described under RaW 60. c.1637-51.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 144.

Folger, MS V.a.262, p. 82.

RaW 265

Copy, headed ‘Sr Walter Raughly on mans life’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, in several hands, written from both ends, 77 leaves (including blanks), in old calf gilt. c.1640.

Formerly MS 2073.3.

Edited from this MS in Rudick, No. 29B, p. 70. Recorded in Latham, p. 144.

Folger, MS V.a.319, f. 2r.

RaW 266

Copy, headed in the margin ‘Life's description’.

In: the MS described under RaW 62. c.1640s.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 144.

Folger, MS V.a.339, f. 20r.

RaW 267

Copy, headed ‘Of man’.

In: the MS described under RaW 63. c.1630s.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 144.

Folger, MS V.a.345, p. 14.

RaW 268

Copy in: the MS described under RaW 219. c.1630s.

Harvard, MS Eng 686, f. 17r.

RaW 269

Copy, headed ‘Of Man’.

In: the MS described under RaW 219. c.1630s.

Harvard, MS Eng 686, f. 67v.

RaW 270

Copy, untitled, subscribed ‘by one ready to dye’.

In: A quarto miscellany, in several hands, written over a period, 80 leaves (plus 67 blanks and stubs of numerous extracted leaves), in contemporary vellum gilt. Compiled by or for Sir Henry Cholmley, brother of Sir Hugh Cholmley (1600-57), the ascription ‘by my brother Sr Hugh Cholmley’ (1600-57) inserted on f. 19r in a cursive hand responsible for entries on ff. 3r-12v, 15v-29r, 41r-v, 75v-7r, the contents including twelve poems by Thomas Carew and poems by members of the circle of Lucius Cary (1610?-43), second Viscount Falkland, of Great Tew, Oxfordshire, by the St Leger family of Ulcombe, Kent, and by Sir William Twysden of Kent. c.1624-41.

Later bookplate of Henry B. Humphrey.

Recorded in IELM, II.i (1987), as the ‘Cholmley MS’: CwT Δ 27.

Harvard, MS Eng 703, f. 15v.

RaW 271

Copy, in a predominantly italic hand, untitled.

In: the MS described under RaW 144. c.1630s-40s.

John Rylands University Library of Manchester, English MS 410, f. 20r.

RaW 272

Copy, headed ‘Mans life’.

In: A small quarto verse miscellany, comprising approximately 80 poems, including eleven poems by Donne, 21 poems by Strode, and one poem of doubtful authorship, in several hands, one small neat hand predominating (ff. 1r-34r), with later receipts for 1658-62 at the end, 161 leaves (including numerous blanks). c.1630s-40s.

Inscriptions include ‘Edwardus Hyde’ (at the end) and (f. [ir]) ‘Edward Hyde is a knave’: i.e. probably Edward Hyde (1607-59), royalist divine, who may be the ‘E. H.’ responsible for a poem ‘To his Wife’ (f. 34r) and the ‘Ned Hide’ who is subject of an ‘Epitaph’ (f. [18r rev]). Later inscribed ‘Robertus Walker’ and ‘Elizabeth Walker’. Early 18th- century bookplate of Baron Aston of Forfar. Percy Dobell, sale catalogue No. 68 (1941), item 345. Later owned by Sir Geoffrey Keynes (1887-1982), surgeon, literary scholar, and book collector.

Discussed in Geoffrey Keynes, ‘A Footnote to Donne’, The Book Collector, 22 (Summer 1973), 165-8, with a facsimile of the page with Hyde's ‘signature’ (which does not correspond to the main handwriting). Sir Geoffrey Keynes, Bibliotheca Bibliographici (London, 1964), No. 1863.

Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 8470, f. 2r.

RaW 273

Copy, untitled, subscribed in a different ink ‘Tho: Harding’.

In: A folio verse miscellany, including 26 poems (plus two of doubtful authorship) by Thomas Carew and poems by Henry King, in several hands, 92 leaves, plus an inserted gathering of eleven leaves after f. 82v (ff. [82a-82k]), but including stubs of some extracted leaves (ff. 74-8, 94-5), in contemporary vellum. Inscribed ‘To my euer honored good Cosen Sr John Reresby Barronett these prsent’: i.e. presented to Sir John Reresby, first Baronet (1611-46), royalist, of Thribergh Hall. c.1630s.

Among the muniments of Lord Mexborough, descended from the Savile family formerly of Methley Hall, near Pontefract, West Yorkshire. Formerly MX 237.

Cited in IELM, II.i (1987), as the ‘Mexborough MS’: CwT Δ 29.

Leeds Archives, WYL156/237, f. 7v.

RaW 273.5

Copy, headed ‘In vitam’.

In: An octavo miscellany of verse, prose and drama, written over a period in various hands, 179 leaves, in remains of contemporary calf. c.1620-late 17th century.

Inscribed (f. 31v) ‘Henry Gould his Book 1620’. Compiled in part by one Henry Gould (c.1620). Other scribbling in the volume includes names of Robert Carter, John and Peggy Marriot, Thomas and John Allsopp (1746), George and Thomas Swindell, Richard Fowles, and George and Catherine Bindale, as well as an acrostic on Mrs Anne Boulton, and, on the first page, the inscription ‘Mend the play Booke Gilbert Carter’. Sotheby's, 15 December 1988, lot 13.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 91, f. 168r.

RaW 274

Copy, in the hand of William Pankhurst, untitled.

In: A folio composite volume of state letters, tracts, and verse, collected by, and mostly in the hand of, William Parkhurst (fl.1604-67), Sir Henry Wotton's secretary in Venice and later Master of the Mint, including various works in verse and prose attributed to Donne, chiefly in a scribal hand, partly in Parkhurst's hand, 373 leaves (including blanks), in old calf.

Among the papers of the Finch family of Burley-on-the-Hill, Rutland. Mistakenly reported by Grierson and Logan Pearsall Smith to have been destroyed in a fire at Burley c.1908.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), as the ‘Burley MS’: DnJ Δ 53. Recorded in HMC, 7th Report (1879), Appendix, p. 516. A complete microfilm of the MS is at the University of Sheffield, Microfilm 737.

A neat transcript of parts of the Burley MS (including principally poems on ff. 255r-v, 278v, [279r]-288v, 342v-3r, 294r-300r, 301r-8v), made before 1908, on 35 leaves, is in the Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 80.

Edited from this MS in The Poems of John Donne, ed. Herbert J.C. Grierson (Oxford, 1912), I, 441. Recorded in Latham, p. 144.

Leicestershire Record Office, DG. 7/Lit. 2, f. 342v.

RaW 275

Copy, headed ‘Of mans Life’.

In: An oblong octavo verse miscellany, in a neat mixed hand up to p. 78, the remainder in later hands, 116 pages, in 19th-century half-leather marbled boards, with remains of crimson velvet. c.1630[-1700s].

Once owned by Elizabeth Herrick (1684-1745) and her brother William Herrick (1689-1773). Formerly among the papers of the Herrick family, of Beaumanor.

This MS discussed in J.A. Taylor, ‘Two Unpublished Poems on the Duke of Buckingham’, RES, NS 40 (May 1989), 232-40.

Leicestershire Record Office, DG. 9/2796, p. 67.

RaW 276

Copy, here beginning ‘What is or life? it is a play of passion’, subscribed ‘Rawley’.

In: the MS described under RaW 134. c.1580s-1615.

Edited from this MS in Rudick, No. 29A, p. 69, and in his PQ, 83 article. Recorded in Latham, p. 144.

Marsh's Library, Dublin, MS Z 3. 5. 21, f. 126r.

RaW 277

Copy, headed ‘Of the life of Man’.

In: the MS described under RaW 221. c.1630s.

National Library of Wales, NLW MS 12443 A, Part II, pp. 9-10.

RaW 278

Copy of lines 1-8, headed ‘On Man’ subscribed ‘Be: Stone’.

In: the MS described under RaW 122. c.1630s.

This MS recorded (as MS Taverham) in Latham, p. 144.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 37, p. 169.

RaW 279

Copy, headed ‘Of Man’.

In: the MS described under RaW 86. c.1630s [-late 17th-century].

Pierpont Morgan Library, MA 1057, p. 45.

RaW 280

Copy, untitled.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in a single neat secretary hand, 204 pages, in old calf. Including ten poems by Carew (and two of doubtful authorship) and 24 poems by Randolph. c.1630s.

Thomas Thorpe, ‘Catalogue of upwards of fourteen hundred manuscripts’ (1836), item 1030. Later in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872), manuscript and book collector: Phillipps MS 9282. Subsequently in the Shakespearian Library of Marsden J. Perry (1850-1935), industrialist, banker, and art and book collector, of Providence, Rhode Island. American Art Association, New York, 11-12 March 1936 (Perry sale). A.S.W. Rosenbach's sale catalogue English Poetry to 1700 (1941), item 188.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993), as the ‘Rosenbach MS I’: CwT Δ 31 and RnT Δ 10. The complete volume edited in Howard H. Thompson, An Edition of Two Seventeenth-Century Manuscript Poetical Miscellanies (unpublished Ph.D. thesis, University of Pennsylvania, 1959) (Rosenbach Library Mic 59-4669).

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/23, p. 182.

RaW 281

Copy, headed ‘On the shortnesse of mans life’.

In: the MS described under RaW 171. c.1634.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 144.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/27, p. 187.

RaW 282

Copy, headed ‘On life’ and here ascribed to ‘John Donne’.

In: An oblong quarto verse miscellany, in a single neat hand, written with the volume tilted with the spine to the top, 167 pages (plus blanks), in elaborately tooled green morocco gilt. Including ten poems by Carew and twelve poems by Strode (and two poems of doubtful authorship). c.1634.

The initials ‘M W’ stamped on each cover: i.e. M[aidstone] and W[inchilsea]. Evidently compiled by or for Sir Thomas Finch, Viscount Maidstone and Earl of Winchilsea (who succeeded to the peerage in 1633 and died in 1634). A.S.W. Rosenbach's sale catalogue English Poetry to 1700 (1941), item 190.

The MS came to Rosenbach with a printed exemplum of William Wishcart, An Exposition of the Lord's Prayer (London, 1633), and the two clearly share the same provenance. The printed volume is similarly bound, with the initials ‘M W’; it is inscribed ‘Lord Winchilsea for Mr Locker 1634’; it bears the late 17th-century signatures of Stephen Locker and Alexander Campbell, and the bookplates of Captain William Locker (1731-1800) and Edward Hawke Locker (1777-1849).

Cited in IELM, II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Winchelsea MS’: CwT Δ 33 and StW Δ 25.

This MS recorded in Latham, pp. 144.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 243/4, p. 49.

RaW 283

Copy, headed ‘On Mans Life’.

In: the MS described under RaW 93. c.1630.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 144.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 1083/16, p. 5.

RaW 284

Copy, headed ‘On mans life’ and here beginning ‘Mans life is but a play of passion’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, in a single predominantly italic hand, 152 leaves (paginated 1-34, thereafter foliated 35-169), plus index, in modern red leather. Including 85 poems (and second copies of two) by Thomas Carew. c.1638-42.

Inscriptions including ‘Horatio Carey 1642 te deus pardamus’ [viz. Horatio Carey (1619-ante 1677), eldest son of Sir Richard Carey (1583-1630) and great-grandson of Sir Henry Carey (1524?-96), first Baron Hunsdon ], ‘Thomas Arding’, ‘Thomas Arden’, ‘William Harrington’, ‘Thomas John’, ‘John Anthehope’ and ‘Clement Poxall’. Later owned by Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), manuscript and book collector: Phillipps MS 8270. Bookplates of John William Cole and of the Shakespearian Library of Marsden J. Perry (1850-1935), industrialist, banker, art and book collector, of Providence, Rhode Island. American Art Association, New York, 11-12 March 1936 (Perry sale). A.S.W. Rosenbach's sale catalogue English Poetry to 1700 (1941), item 194.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), as the ‘Carey MS’: CwT Δ 34. Briefly discussed in Gary Taylor, ‘Some Manuscripts of Shakespeare's Sonnets’, Bulletin of the John Rylands Library, 68 (1985), 210-46 (pp. 220-4). Discussed, with facsimile pages, in Scott Nixon, ‘The Manuscript Sources of Thomas Carew's Poetry’, EMS, 8 (2000), 186-224 (pp. 188, 191-2).

This MS recorded in Latham, f. 144.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 1083/17, f. 80v.

RaW 285

Copy, headed ‘On Mans life’.

In: the MS described under RaW 94. c.1636-40s.

St John's College, Cambridge, MS S. 32 (James 423), f. 4r.

RaW 285.5

Copy, untitled.

In: An octavo commonplace book of verse and prose, in two or more secretary hands, 41 leaves, in a recycled illuminated vellum music document. Inscribed (ff. 1r, 2r) ‘Samuell Watts’. Early 17th century.

Among the papers of the Sanford family. Formerly DD/SF 3970.

Somerset Heritage Centre, DD/SF/10/5/1, f. 26v.

RaW 286

Copy, untitled.

In: A quarto miscellany of epitaphs and poems, in several hands, the main collection of verse (ff. 46-147) in a single hand and including 54 poems by Donne (all subscribed ‘J. D.’) and fourteen poems by or attributed to Herrick, 158 pages (plus index). c.1630s.

Once owned by the Sir Henry Spelman (1563/4-1641), historian and antiquary, and later by Dawson Turner (1775-1858), banker, botanist, and antiquary. Puttick & Simpson's, 6 June 1859 (Turner sale), lot 164. Afterwards owned by Sir George Grey (1812-98), Governor of Australia, New Zealand and Cape Colony. Formerly MS Grey 2 a 11.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980) and II.i (1987), as the ‘Grey MS’: DnJ Δ 60 and HeR Δ 6. Facsimile of p. 119r (HeR 355) in L.F. Casson, ‘The Manuscripts of the Grey Collection in Cape Town’, The Book Collector, 10 (Spring 1961), 147-55 (facing p. 153).

National Library of South Africa, Cape Town, MS Grey 7 a 29, p. 139.

RaW 287

Copy, untitled and subscribed ‘g s’.

In: A quarto composite miscellany of verse and prose, in various hands, probably associated with the University of Cambridge, 352 pages (including 35 blanks), in 19th-century boards. Erroneously described in 1965 as a commonplace book of the poet Robert Herrick. The so-called ‘Herrick hand’ responsible for complete poems or substantial passages on pp. 73-4, 102-3, 253, 312-13, 319-21, 323, 328 and 343, this hand also responsible for corrections and brief insertions in both verse and prose on pp. 55-6, 58-60, 68, 71, 75-6, 78, 83, 89, 91, 93, 97, 99. 108-9, 203, 266, 285, 291, 348 and 350. c.1612-24.

Scribbling on front- and end-leaves including ‘Georgius Cantuarien’, ‘Thomas Hobson’ [?the Cambridge Carrier], ‘Benjamin Broadeface’, ‘To my very long friend mr John Bond’, ‘To the right reuerend ffather in God George Archbyshop of Canterbury his grace’, ‘Whereas the Bearer hereof Thomas Hall hath serued his sixe weekes…’, ‘To the right honor Sr Tho: Moore Whereas the Bearer hereof John Tis[?]sdale’, ‘Williamson’ and ‘Phillip de Maceden’. Puttick and Simpson's, 30 May 1849, lot 158 (erroneously described as a commonplace book of George Abbot, Archbishop of Canterbury). Afterwards in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), book and manuscript collector: Phillipps MS 12341*. Sotheby's, 29 June 1965, lot 146 (as Herrick's commonplace book). House of El Dieff (Lew David Feldman), New York, sale catalogue No. 65 (1965), with facsimile page as frontispiece. Formerly Ms File/(Herrick, R)/Works B.

Also facsimiles of p. 323 in the Sotheby's sale catalogue (frontispiece) and of p. 253 (as if in Herrick's hand) in Croft, Autograph Poetry, I, 33. Facsimile of all the verse in the MS (viz. pp. 63-83, 85, 87, 89, 91, 93,95, 97, 99, 101-3, 105-9, 113-17, 251-3, 277-82, 291, 317-21, 323, 325-43, 345-50), together with a transcript, in Norman K. Farmer, Jr, ‘Poems from a Seventeenth-century Manuscript with the Hand of Robert Herrick’, Texas Quarterly, 16, No. 4 (Supplement) (Winter 1973), 1-185. Microfilm of the complete MS in the British Library, M/751.

The MS discussed by Farmer in loc. cit. and in ‘Robert Herrick's Commonplace Book? Some Observations and Questions’, PBSA, 66 (1972), 21-34; in P.J. Croft's critical comments on Farmer's articles in ‘To the Editor’, PBSA, 66 (1972), 421-6, and (correcting Farmer's published transcript of the text) in ‘Errata in “Poems from a Seventeenth-Century Manuscript”’, TQ, 19 (1976), 160-73; and in Farmer's ‘A Reply to Mr P. Croft’, TQ, 19 (1976), 174. Reasons for rejecting Herrick's alleged association are presented in the Introduction above, under The Texas ‘Herrick’ Manuscript.

University of Texas at Austin, HRC 79, p. 113.

RaW 287.5

Copy of an eight-line version, headed ‘Of Mans life’.

In: the MS described under RaW 122.8. Mid-17th century.

Bangor University, MS 422, p. 56.

RaW 288

Copy, headed ‘Epitaphium’.

In: A duodecimo verse miscellany, including (ff. 12r-43r) 63 sonnets by Henry Constable, 117 leaves, in brown morocco. c.1620.

Later owned by a Mr Brackman, of Kent. Given by Alderman Bristow, bookseller of Canterbury, to a Mr Todd on 19 November 1800. Afterwards owned by Alexander Dyce (1798-1869), literary scholar and editor.

Cited by editors as the Todd MS.

Victoria and Albert Museum, Dyce MS 44 (Pressmark Dyce 25.F.39), f. 70v.

RaW 289

Copy, headed ‘Mans Life’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, comprising c.118 items, including thirteen poems by Donne, twenty poems by Corbett, and twelve poems (plus one of doubtful authorship) by Strode, written in several hands over an extended period, associated with Christ Church, Oxford, 99 leaves. c.1620-40s.

Owned and probably compiled in part, in his Oxford days, by George Morley (1598-1684), Bishop of Winchester.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980) and II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Morley MS’: DnJ Δ 62, CoR Δ 13, and StW Δ 27. This MS apparently transcribed in part in the ‘Killigrew MS’ (British Library, Sloane MS 1792).

Facsimile of f. 49r in William Shakespeare: A Textual Companion, ed. Stanley Wells and Gary Taylor (Oxford, 1987), p. 24.

Westminster Abbey, MS 41, f. 32r-v.

RaW 290

Copy, headed ‘One Mans life’.

In: A duodecimo verse miscellany, compiled principally in the secretary hand of a University of Oxford man, with additions in one or more other hands, 150 pages, imperfect, disbound. c.1640.

Yale, Osborn MS b 62, pp. 46-7.

RaW 291

Copy, headed ‘On mans life’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in several hands (one predominating up to p. 167), probably associated with Oxford, 436 pages (pp. 198-9 and 269-70 skipped in the pagination, and including many blanks and an index) and numerous further blank leaves at the end, in modern black morocco gilt. Including 14 poems by Carew, 13 poems by Corbett and 25 poems (plus one poem of doubtful authorship) by Strode. c.1650.

Scribbling on the first page including the words ‘Peyton Chester…’.

Cited in IELM, II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Osborn MS I’: CwT Δ 38; CoR Δ 14; StW Δ 29.

Yale, Osborn MS b 200, pp. 112-13.

RaW 292

Copy, headed ‘Vita est tanquam fabula’.

In: the MS described under RaW 123. c.1630s.

Yale, Osborn MS b 205, f. 44r.

RaW 293

Copy in: A quarto commonplace book of miscellaneous extracts, largely in one small hand, with a few additions in three other hands, 257 pages, in contemporary vellum. c.1620s.

Yale, Osborn MS b 208, p. 59.

RaW 293.5

Copies, in a musical setting by Orlando Gibbons, for five voices, tenor, and quintus respectively.

In: A set of three oblong quarto musical part books, each formally entitled ‘A Colection of 120 or more of the Choicest Divine Hymns or Anthemnes English and Latin, that have binne Extant within this 110 or 120 yeeres, to this present yeere 1688’, the lyrics probably in a single neat rounded hand. Comprising (i) Bassus part, ix + 155 leaves, in modern vellum. (ii) Treble part, viii + 136 leaves, in contemporary vellum. (iii) Bassus continuo part, iv + 109 leaves (lacking ff. 39-44), in contemporary vellum. 1688.

York Minster, MS M. 5. S, (i) ff. 49v-50r; (ii) ff. 45v-6v; (iii) ff. 45v-6v.

RaW 293.8

Copy, headed ‘The Aughr[?] An other Epetath by Sr Wa: Ra:’ and here beginning ‘What is our lyfe? ytt is a Play of passion’, in the hand of Peter Middelton.

In: the MS described under RaW 105. c.1618?.

Untraced, [Ralegh/Middelton volume], [on a flyleaf].

‘Our Passions are most like to Floods and streames’

The passionate mans Pilgrimage (‘Giue me my Scallop shell of quiet’)

Petition to the Queen (‘My dayes delight, my spring tyme ioyes foredun’)

In three versions, first published in 1833, 1928, and 1978 respectively.

RaW 294

Copy of an early 78-line version, untitled and beginning with the first two stanzas of the last book of Cynthia, on both sides of a single folio leaf. c.1620.

Among the papers of the Mildmay family, including those of Colonel Carew Harvey Mildmay (fl.1625-67), officer of the Jewel House, of Marks, Somerset.

This MS edited and discussed in Pierre Lefranc, ‘Une Nouvelle Version de la “Petition to Queen Anne” de Sir Walter Ralegh’, Annales de la Faculté des Lettres et Sciences humaines de Nice, 34 (1978), 57-67. Edited in Rudick, No. 32, pp. 72-5. Recorded in HMC, 7th Report, Part I (1879), Appendix, p. 592.

Somerset Heritage Centre, DD/MI 18/88.

RaW 295

Copy of an intermediate 51-line version, untitled and beginning with the first two stanzas of the last book of Cynthia (see RaW 9), subscribed ‘Sir Walter Raleigh’. Early 17th century.

In: A folio composite volume of verse and drama MSS, in various hands, 155 leaves, in 19th-century half brown morocco. Collected by Peter Le Neve (1661-1729), Norroy King of Arms and antiquary, his brother Oliver, and Thomas Martin (1697-1771), of Palgrave, Suffolk, antiquary and collector.

This version first published, from this MS, in Agnes M.C. Latham, ‘Sir Walter Ralegh's Cynthia’, RES, 4, No. 14 (April 1928), 129-34 (pp. 133-4). Edited from this MS in Latham (1951), pp. 68-9, as ‘Conjectural First Draft of the Petition to Queen Anne’, and, untitled, in Rudick, No. 33, pp. 76-7.

British Library, Add. MS 27407, ff. 130r-1v.

RaW 296

Copy of a 36-line version of the petition (cp. RaW 294-5), headed ‘S.W. Raghlies Petition to the Queene. 1618’ and here beginning ‘O had Truth power the guiltless could not fall’.

In: the MS described under RaW 76. c.1618-20s.

This version first published, from this MS, in David Laing, ‘Extracts from the Hawthornden Manuscripts’, Transactions of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 4 (1833), 225-40 (pp. 236-7).Edited from this MS in Latham, pp. 70-1, and in Rudick, No. 34, pp. 78-9.

National Library of Scotland, MS 2060, ff. 12r-13r.

Petition to the Queen (‘O Had Truth Power the guiltlesse could not fall’)

See RaW 296.

A Poem of Sir Walter Rawleighs (‘Nature that washt her hands in milke’)

First published in A.H. Bullen, Speculum Amantis (London, 1889), pp. 76-7. Latham, pp. 21-2. Rudick, Nos 43A and 43B (two versions, pp. 112-14).

RaW 297

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under RaW 19. c.1630s-40s.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 50, f. 109r.

RaW 298

Copy of lines 1-12, 19-24, in a musical setting by John Wilson, untitled.

In: A large folio volume of songs in musical settings by John Wilson (1595-1674), composer and musician, vi + 214 leaves (plus some blanks), gilt-edged, in contemporary black morocco elaborately gilt, lettered on each cover ‘DR. / I.W’, with silver clasps. Possibly Wilson's formal autograph MS or else in the hand of someone similarly associated with Edward Lowe (c.1610-82). c.1656.

Complete facsimile in Jorgens, Vol. 7 (1987). Discussed in John P. Cutts, ‘Seventeenth Century Lyrics: Oxford, Bodleian, MS. Mus. b. 1’, MD, 10 (1956), 142-209.

Edited from this MS in Norman Ault, A Treasury of Unfamiliar Lyrics (London, 1938), p. 185; recorded in Latham, pp. 119-120.

Bodleian, MS Mus. b. 1, f. 77r-v.

RaW 299

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under RaW 246. c.1620-50.

This MS recorded in Latham, pp. 119-20.

British Library, Add. MS 25707, f. 92v.

RaW 300

Copy of a 36-line version, headed ‘A poem of Sr Walter Rawleighs’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, including 33 poems by Thomas Carew and sixteen by Henry King, in a single small hand, with (ff. 1r-2v) an alphabetical Index, 105 leaves, in modern half-morocco gilt. Compiled by Peter Calfe (1610-67), son of a Dutch merchant in London. c.1641-9.

Later owned by John, Baron Somers (1651-1716), Lord Chancellor, and afterwards by Edward Harley (1689-1741), second Earl of Oxford.

Cited in IELM II.i-ii (1987-93), together with British Library, Harley MS 6918 with which it was once bound, as the ‘Calfe MS’: CwT Δ 18; KiH Δ 9; RnT Δ 4. Described in Mary Hobbs's thesis, pp 129-35, 444-5 (see KiH Δ 6).

Edited from this MS in Bullen (1889); in Latham; and in Rudick, No. 43B, pp. 113-14.

British Library, Harley MS 6917, f. 48r-v.

RaW 301

Copy of lines 1-12, 19-24, headed ‘Sonnett’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, written in two styles of hand (A: ff. 2r, after first six lines, to 64v; B: ff. 2r, first six lines, 64v-91v, 92v-4r), possibly both in the same hand, with an Index (ff. 93r-4r), 94 leaves, in modern half-morocco. Including 22 poems (plus two of doubtful authorship) by Carew, 13 poems by King, and 24 poems (plus one of doubtful authorship) by Strode, and probably associated with Christ Church, Oxford. c.1633.

Inscribed names including (f. 93v, in court hand) ‘ffrancis Baskeruile’: i.e. probably the Francis Baskerville who married Margaret Glanvill in 1635 and was in 1640 MP for Marlborough, Wiltshire. Other scribbling including (f. 1r) accounts referring to Wanborough, Wiltshire; (f. 9v) ‘Elizabeth White’; (f. 54v) ‘William Walrond his booke 1663’; (f. 92r) accounts dated 1658; and (f. 94r) ‘John Wallrond’. Later owned by Sir Hans Sloane, Bt (1660-1753), physician and collector.

Recorded in IELM, II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Baskerville MS’: CwT Δ 20, KiH Δ 10, StW Δ 13. Facsimile examples of ff. 55r and 68r in Mary Hobbs, Early Seventeenth-Century Verse Miscellany Manuscripts (Aldershot, 1992), Plate 6, after p. 86.

This MS recorded in Latham, pp. 119-20.

British Library, Sloane MS 1446, f. 51v.

RaW 302

Copy, headed ‘On his Mistresse Serena’, concluding with the final couplet of “Euen such is tyme” (here beginning ‘But from this Grave, and Earth, and dust’) with a marginal note, ‘This last staffe was saide to bee made by Sr Walter Raleigh a little before his death, wth the additio of these two last verses’.

In: the MS described under RaW 119. c.1630 [-1677].

This MS recorded in Latham, pp. 119-20.

Folger, MS V.a.103, Part I, f. 29v.

RaW 303

Copy, untitled.

In: A folio verse miscellany, in a single probably professional rounded hand (except for a poem on f. 81r and later scribbling); ii + 81 leaves, in contemporary calf gilt. Including 16 poems by or attributed to Herrick and 24 poems by Randolph (plus two of doubtful authorship). This MS related to HeR Δ 2 and to RnT Δ 1. c. late 1630s.

Inscriptions including (on a flyleaf) ‘Anthony St John/ Ann: St John/ 1640 Bletso’: i.e. Anthony St John (1618-73), of Christ's College, Cambridge, fourth son of Oliver, fourth Baron St John and first Earl of Bolingbroke (c.1584-1646), of Bletsoe, Bedfordshire, and Anthony's wife, Ann Kensham (married 1639); (flyleaf) ‘Oliver Beeesfor[d]’; and (f. 81v) ‘John Watts’. Later in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), manuscript and book collector: Phillipps MS 13187. Sotheby's, 6 June 1910, lot 672, to Quaritch. Item 1415 in an unidentified sale.

Cited in IELM, II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘St John MS’: HeR Δ 4 and RnT Δ 8. Complete microfilm at the University of Birmingham, Shakespeare Institute (Mic S 72).

Harvard, fMS Eng 626, f. 63r-v.

RaW 304

Copy, headed ‘Sr W. R. / On his Mistresse Serena’, concluding with the final couplet of “Euen such is tyme” (here beginning ‘But from this Earth, and Grave, and Dust’), with the marginal note, ‘This last staffe was said to bee made by Sr W.R. a little before his death, wth the addition of these two Verses’.

In: the MS described under RaW 122. c.1630s.

This MS recorded (as MS Taverham) in Latham, pp. 119-20.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 37, p. 60.

RaW 304.5

Copy, untitled and here beginning ‘Nature that washt his hands in milke’.

In: A small quarto verse miscellany, in probably a single non-professional mixed hand, written from both ends, 90 leaves, in vellum (lacking spine). c.1630s.

Among papers of the Clitherow family of London, which included Sir Christopher Clitherow (1578-1642), Lord Mayor of London in 1635. Bookplate of James Clitherow Esq. of Boston House, Middlesex: i.e. either Christopher's son, James Clitherow (1618-82), merchant and banker, who purchased Boston Manor, in the parish of Hanwell, in 1670, or James Clitherow (1694-1752).

London Metropolitan Archives, ACC/1360/528, ff. [21v-2r].

A Poem put into my Lady Laiton's pocket by Sir W. Rawleigh (‘Lady farwell whom I in Sylence serve’)

First published in Hannah (1870), p. 57. Rudick, Nos 12A (eighteen-line version) and 12B (six-line version), pp. 15-16.

RaW 305

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under RaW 114.

Edited from this MS in Latham, pp. 4-5, and in Rudick, No. 12A, p. 15.

British Library, Harley MS 7392, f. 65v.

RaW 306

Copy of the first stanza, heavily deleted.

In: the MS described under RaW 49. c.1600-1620s.

Edited from this MS in Hannah and in Rudick, No. 12B, p. 16. Recorded in Latham, p. 96.

Chetham's Library, Mun. A.4.15, f. 55v (p. 85).

S.W. Raghlies Petition to the Queene 1618 (‘O Had Truth Power the guiltlesse could not fall’)

See RaW 296.

Sir Walter Raleigh in the unquiett rest of his last sicknes (‘Eternall mover whose diffused glory’)

Rudick, No 56, pp. 134-5.

Sir W. Raleigh, On the Snuff of a Candle the night before he died (‘Cowards fear to Die, but Courage stout’)

First published in Remains (London, 1657). Latham, p. 72. Rudick, No. 55, p. 133.

RaW 307

Copy, transcribed from an edition of Ralegh's Remains.

In: the MS described under RaW 14. c.1669.

This MS recorded in Latham, pp. 156-7.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 1463, p. 13.

RaW 308

Copy in: A quarto miscellany, in several hands, written from both ends, 77 leaves, in contemporary calf gilt. Compiled by members of the Cartwright family, of Aynho, Northamptonshire, including (ff. 4r-7v) verse by William Cartwright (1634-76). Mid-17th century.

Inscribed names including ‘Will: Cartwright’, ‘Jo: Cartwright’, and ‘Katherin Cartwright’. Myers, sale catalogue No. 291 (1933), item 120.

Bodleian, MS Don. e. 6, f. 16v.

RaW 309

Copy, headed ‘By the same of feare’, transcribed from an edition of Ralegh's Remains.

In: the MS described under RaW 33. c.1662.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 156.

British Library, Add. MS 18044, f. 156r.

RaW 310

Copy, in the hand of Ralph Starkey, headed ‘Sr walter Ralegh on the snuffe of a Candle, the night before he Suffered death’.

In: the MS described under RaW 39.

British Library, Harley MS 39, f. 368v.

RaW 311

Copy, headed in the margin ‘Rawleigh one a Candle snuffe’.

In: the MS described under RaW 115. c.1637.

British Library, Stowe MS 962, f. 132r.

RaW 312

Copy, headed ‘Sir W: Raw: on ye Snuffe of a Candle ye night before he Dyed’.

In: the MS described under RaW 50. c.1674-84.

University of Chicago, MS 824, f. 27v.

RaW 313

Copy, in the hand of the ‘Feathery Scribe’, headed ‘Sr Walter Raleigh, on the snuffe of a Candle, the night before he suffered death’.

In: the MS described under RaW 57.

Folger, MS G.b.9, f. 170v.

RaW 313.5

Copy in: the MS described under RaW 6.5. c.1642.

Robert S. Pirie, New York, [Feilde MS], p. 468.

RaW 314

Copy, untitled, subscribed ‘Sir W. Raleigh’.

In: the MS described under RaW 92. c.1713.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 157.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/16, p. 7.

RaW 315

Copy, headed ‘Sr Walter Raleigh on the Snuffe of a Candle the night before hee dyed’.

In: the MS described under RaW 97. c.1620s.

Edited from this MS in Rudick, No. 55, p. 133.

Dr Williams's Library, MS Jones B. 60, p. 267.

Sir Walter Rauleigh to his sonne (‘Three thinges there bee that prosper up apace’)

First published in Latham (1929), p. 102. Latham (1951), p. 49. Rudick, No. 52, p. 125.

RaW 316

Copy of lines 1-12 headed ‘Sir Walter Rauleigh to his sonne’.

In: the MS described under RaW 207. c.1620s-30s.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 140.

Bodleian, MS Malone 19, p. 138.

RaW 317

Copy, in a cursive mixed hand, untitled, on one side of a quarto-size leaf. c.1620s.

In: A folio composite volume of miscellaneous papers in verse and prose, in various hands and paper sizes, 170 leaves, mounted on guards, in modern half-morocco. Including eleven poems by John Donne, three of them (ff. 10r-14v, 55r, 76r-7r) in the italic hand of his friend Sir Henry Goodyer (1571-1627); ff. 95r-8r in the same hand as the Leconfield MS (DnJ Δ 5) and constituting part of what was probably a quarto MS ‘book’ of Donne's satires; f. 132r-v constituting a set of six verse epistles by Donne, the text related to the Westmoreland MS (DnJ Δ 19). Early-mid-17th century.

From the ‘Conway Papers’ belonging chiefly to Sir Edward Conway, Baron Conway of Ragley, later Viscount Killultagh and Viscount Conway of Conway Castle (c.1564-1631), and to his son, Edward, second Viscount Conway (1594-1655). Later owned by John Wilson Croker (1780-1857), politician and writer, and presented 10 January 1860.

Cited in IELM, I.i, as the ‘Conway MS’: DnJ Δ 40. Cited as A23 by editors. Facsimile of f. 62r in Michael Roy Denbo, ‘Editing a Renaissance Commonplace Book: The Holgate Miscellany’, in New Ways of Looking at Old Texts, III, ed. W. Speed Hill (Tempe, AZ, 2004). pp. 65-73 (p. 71).

Printed from this MS in Latham.

British Library, Add. MS 23229, f. 107r.

RaW 318

Copy of lines 1-12, headed ‘Sr: Walter Rawley to his sonne’.

In: the MS described under RaW 120. Mid-17th century.

This MS recorded in Latham, pp. 140.

Folger, MS V.a.162, f. 38v.

RaW 319

Copy, headed ‘Sr. Walter Rawleigh to his sonne, Waltr’.

In: the MS described under RaW 219. c.1630s.

Edited from this MS in Rudick, No. 52, p. 125.

Harvard, MS Eng 686, f. 16r.

Sir Walter Ralegh to the Queen (‘Our Passions are most like to Floods and streames’)

First published, prefixed to “Wrong not, deare Empresse of my Heart” (see RaW 500-42) and headed ‘To his Mistresse by Sir Walter Raleigh’, in Wits Interpreter (London, 1655). Edited in this form in Latham, p. 18. Rudick, No 39A, p. 106.

For a discussion of the authorship and different texts of this poem, see Charles B. Gullans, ‘Raleigh and Ayton: the disputed authorship of “Wrong not sweete empresse of my heart”’, SB, 13 (1960), 191-8, reprinted in The English and Latin Poems of Sir Robert Ayton, ed. Gullans, STS, 4th Ser. 1 (Edinburgh & London, 1963), pp. 318-26.

RaW 320

Copy, headed ‘W: R: To his Mistris’, here beginning ‘Passions are likened best to floods, and streames’, and prefixed to “Wrong not, deare Empresse of my Heart” (RaW 500).

In: the MS described under RaW 224. c.1630s.

Aberdeen University Library, MS 29, p. 171.

RaW 320.5

Copy, headed ‘Sr w. R. to his Mrs’, here beginning ‘Passions are likned...’.

In: the MS described under RaW 232.5. c.1648-61.

Bodleian, MS Don. f. 37, fols 53v-53r.

RaW 321

Copy, in a secretary hand, untitled and here beginning ‘Passions are likened best to floods & streames’.

In: An octavo miscellany of verse and prose, in several neat hands, ii + 142 leaves (ff. 111v-42v blank), in contemporary calf gilt. Compiled in part by ‘I. N’.: i.e. John Newdegate (1600-42), of Arbury Hall, Nuneaton, Warwickshire. c.1627-35.

Formerly Long Island Historical Society MS 22, to whom it was bequeathed by Samuel Bowne Duryea. Sotheby's, 21 December 1965, lot 595.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 112, f. 79r.

RaW 322

Copy, untitled and here beginning ‘Passions are likened best to flouds & streames’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in several hands, probably associated with Cambridge University, ii + 78 pages, in contemporary vellum. c.1625-31.

Inscribed (p. i) ‘Ex dono B. R. ao Jni. i625 [altered to i631] / Broughton / Thomas Gray’.

This MS recorded in Gullans.

Bodleian, MS Malone 16, p. 17.

RaW 323

Copy, headed ‘Of Passions’ and here beginning ‘Passyns are likened best to floudes & streames’.

In: the MS described under RaW 207. c.1620s-30s.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 116, and in Gullans.

Bodleian, MS Malone 19, p. 44.

RaW 324

Copy, untitled and here beginning ‘Passions are like to floods & streames’, written lengthways along the inner margin.

In: A quarto composite volume of four MSS, in English and Latin, iii + 187 leaves, in vellum boards. Part B (ff. 16d-86v): A quarto miscellany of poems and letters, in several hands, compiled by William Elyott (a nephew of Sir Simonds D'Ewes). c.1640-55.

Part C (ff. 86 bis-120r): A quarto verse miscellany compiled by Thomas Axton, M.A. (b.1699/1700), of Trinity College, Cambridge. c.1718-22.

Part C sold at the Thomas Rawlinson sale in March 1733/4, lot 289.

This MS recorded in Gullans.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 116, f. 53v.

RaW 325

Copy, headed ‘Sir Walter Ralegh to Queene Elizabeth’ and prefixed to “Wrong not, deare Empresse of my Heart” (see RaW 508).

In: A folio verse miscellany, including eleven poems by Carew, in a single professional secretary hand (adopting a different style on ff. 176r-8r), ii + 231 leaves (including numerous blanks), the date 1633 occurring on f. 55r. c.1630s.

The name Edward Michell inscribed later inside the rear cover. Afterwards owned by Richard Rawlinson (1690-1755).

Cited in IELM, II.i (1987), as the ‘Michell MS’: CwT Δ 8. Briefly discussed (in connection with the poem ‘Shall I die?’ attributed to Shakespeare) by Gary Taylor in The Sunday Times (24 November 1985, pp. 1, 3, with a facsimile example) and by Peter Beal in TLS (3 January 1986, p. 13); and see also letters on 24 January 1986, pp. 87-8.

Edited from this MS in Gullans, p. 325; recorded in Latham, p. 115.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 160, f. 117r.

RaW 326

Copy, untitled, here beginning ‘Passions are likened best to flouds and streames’, prefixed to “Wrong not, deare Empresse of my Heart” which is subscribed ‘Sr W. R:’ (see RaW 510), transcribed from RaW 328.

In: the MS described under RaW 244. c.1620s-30s.

This MS the Pickering MS printed in Hannah (1845), pp. 132-4; recorded in Latham, p. 115, and in Gullans.

British Library, Add. MS 21433, f. 112v.

RaW 327

Copy, headed ‘Sr. Walter Ralegh to ye Queen’, prefixed to “Wrong not, deare Empresse of my Heart” (see RaW 511).

In: A duodecimo verse miscellany, in generally small mixed hands, ii + 40 leaves, in 19th-century embossed black leather. c.1640s.

Later owned by Thomas Rodd (1796-1849), bookseller; by Richard Heber (1774-1833), book collector; and by the Rev. Philip Bliss (1787-1857), antiquary and book collector. Sotheby's, 21 August 1858 (Bliss sale), lot 190.

Edited from this MS in Latham and in Rudick, No. 39A, pp. 106-8. Recorded in Gullans.

British Library, Add. MS 22602, f. 30v.

RaW 328

Copy, untitled, here beginning ‘Passions are likened beste to flouds & streams’, prefixed to “Wrong not, deare Empresse of my Heart” (RaW 513) which is subscribed ‘Sr WR’.

In: the MS described under RaW 245. c.1620s.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 115, and in Gullans.

British Library, Add. MS 25303, f. 118r.

RaW 329

Copy, untitled, here beginning ‘Passions are likned unto floods & streames’, subscribed ‘Th: C:’.

In: the MS described under RaW 252. c.1630s [-1670s].

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 115, and in Gullans.

British Library, Harley MS 6057, f. 9r.

RaW 330

Copy, headed ‘A Louer’ and here beginning ‘Passions are likned best to flouds of streames’.

In: the MS described under RaW 214. c.late 1630s [-1789].

This MS recorded in Latham, pp. 116, and in Gullans.

Folger, MS V.a.97, p. 43.

RaW 331

Copy, headed ‘To the sole Governesse of His Affections’, here beginning ‘Passions are likned best to flouds and streames’ and prefixed to “Wrong not, deare Empresse of my Heart” (see RaW 525), ascribed at the side to ‘Sr Wa: Ral:’.

In: the MS described under RaW 119. c.1630 [-1677].

This MS recorded in Latham, pp. 115, and in Gullans.

Folger, MS V.a.103, Part I, f. 30r.

RaW 332

Copy, headed ‘Of Passions’ and here beginning ‘Passions are likened best to flouds & streames’.

In: the MS described under RaW 219. c.1630s.

Harvard, MS Eng 686, f. 11r-v.

RaW 333

Copy, headed ‘Sr Gwalter Raleigh to ye sole Governours of his Affection’, here beginning ‘Passions are likn'd best to flouds & streams’, and prefixed to “Wrong not, deare Empresse of my Heart” (see RaW 527).

In: the MS described under RaW 220. c.late 1630s.

This MS recorded in Gullans.

Huntington, HM 116, pp. 16-17.

RaW 334

Copy, untitled and here beginning ‘Passions are likned best to flouds & streams’, in double columns.

In: the MS described under RaW 6. c.1637.

This MS recorded in Gullans.

Huntington, HM 198, Part I, p. 165.

RaW 335

Copy, headed ‘Sr. W. R. / To the sole Governes of his affections’, here beginning ‘Passions are likened best to Flouds and Streames’, and prefixed to “Wrong not, deare Empresse of my Heart” (see RaW 535).

In: the MS described under RaW 122. c.1630s.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 37, p. 61.

RaW 336

Copy, headed ‘Sr Walter Rawleigh to his Mrs’, here beginning ‘Passions are likened to floods & streams’, and prefixed to “Wrong not, deare Empresse of my Heart” (see RaW 537).

In: the MS described under RaW 171. c.1634.

This MS recorded in Latham, pp. 115-16.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/27, p. 50.

RaW 337

Copy, headed ‘Sr Walter Rawly: to the Queene’, here beginning ‘Passions are most like to shades and dreames’, and prefixed to “Wrong not, deare Empresse of my Heart” (see RaW 538).

In: An octavo verse miscellany, in several hands, 89 leaves, in old calf gilt. Partly compiled (pp. 75-99) by one Robert Berkeley, who has inscribed the first page ‘Rob Berkeley his booke Ano. 1640’. c.1640s.

Formerly owned by Henry Huth (1815-78). Formerly Rosenbach 195.

This MS recorded in Latham, pp. 116.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 240/2, pp. 5, 7.

RaW 338

Copy, headed ‘On a passionate lover’ and here beginning ‘Passions best likned are to floods & streames’.

In: the MS described under RaW 123. c.1630s.

Formerly Rosenbach 195, this MS recorded in Latham, pp. 116.

Yale, Osborn MS b 205, f. 31r.

A songe made by Sir Walter Rawley (‘What teares (Deare Prince) can serue to water all’)

‘Sweete ar the thoughtes, wher Hope persuadeth Happe’

First published in Hoyt T. Hudson, ‘Notes on the Ralegh Canon’, MLN, 46 (1931), 386-9 (p. 387). Latham, p. 4. Rudick, No. 7, p. 7.

RaW 339

Copy, subscribed ‘RA.’

In: the MS described under RaW 114.

Edited from this MS by all editors.

British Library, Harley MS 7392, f. 36r.

‘The word of deniall, and the letter of fifty’

First published, as ‘The Answer’ to ‘A Riddle’ (‘Th'offence of the stomach, with the word of disgrace’), in Works (1829), VIII, 736. Latham, pp. 47-8. Rudick, Nos 19A, 19B and 19C (three versions, pp. 28-9).

RaW 340

Copy, headed ‘Sr Walter Rawleigh to Bp. Nowell’.

In: the MS described under RaW 150. c.1630s.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 138.

Bodleian, MS Douce f. 5, fol. 31r.

RaW 341

Copy, untitled, here beginning ‘The word of denyall, the figure of fiftye’, and in answer to the preceding verses (p. 52), Noel's “The offence of the stomach, & the word of disgrace” which is headed ‘Rawly’.

In: the MS described under RaW 207. c.1620s-30s.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 138.

Bodleian, MS Malone 19, p. 53.

RaW 342

Copy in: the MS described under RaW 108. Mid-late 17th century.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 138.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 84, f. 72v.

RaW 343

Copy, run on directly from other verses, subscribed ‘Noele’.

In: the MS described under RaW 137. Mid-17th century.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 138.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 117, f. 271r rev.

RaW 344

Copy, headed ‘The answer’, subscribed ‘id. est. Nowell’, following ‘Th'offence of the stomacke, with the woord of disgrace’, which is headed ‘A Ridle’ and subscribed ‘id est. Rawly’.

In: the MS described under RaW 190. c.1590s.

Edited from this MS in Rudick, No. 19A, p. 28.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 148, f. 1r.

RaW 345

Copy, headed ‘Sr wa Rawly made this rime vpon the name of a gallant one Mr Noel’, followed by ‘Noels answere/ Raw Ly’ (‘The foe to the stomacke, and ye word of disgrace’). December 1602.

In: A duodecimo diary and notebook of extracts, in a single small secretary hand, 133 leaves, dated from January 1601/2 to April 1603, in modern quarter crushed morocco on cloth boards gilt. Compiled by John Manningham (c.1575-1622), lawyer, of the Middle Temple.

The Diary edited by John Bruce, Camden Society 99 (London, 1868). The Diary of John Manningham of the Middle Temple 1602-1603, ed. R.P. Sorlien (Hanover, NH, 1976). Facsimiles of f. 12r in DLB, vol. 62, Elizabethan Dramatists, ed. Fredson Bowers (Detroit, 1987), p. 318, and of f. 29v in The British Inheritance: A Treasury of Historic Documents, ed. Elizabeth Hallam and Andrew Prescott (London, 1999), p. 44.

Edited from this MS in Latham and in Rudick, No. 19B, p. 29.

British Library, Harley MS 5353, f. 83r.

RaW 345.5

Copy, headed ‘Q. Eliz. that late died 1602’, and introduced in the margin ‘The queene bidding .2. courtiers namely Sr walter Rawly & Sr Andrew Nowell to rime they being enemies of each other. Sr Andrewe began / Hard of disgesture, word of disgrace / Then quoth S'r Walter’.

In: A quarto commonplace book, with entries largely under headings, in Latin and English, 163 leaves (including many blanks), in half-morocco. Inscribed (f. 1r) ‘Johnes Mauritius Ano...1604’: i.e. John Morris (d.1658), antiquary and book collector, probable compiler. 1604-5.

British Library, Royal MS 12 B. V, f. 4r.

RaW 346

Copy in: the MS described under RaW 256. c.1630.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 138.

British Library, Sloane MS 1489, f. 16v.

RaW 347

Copy of the two verses, headed ‘Sr Walter Rawleighs ieste vpo Noell & Noell vpo his name’.

In: the MS described under RaW 182. c.1628-30s.

Edinburgh University Library, MS H.-P. Coll. 401, f. 62v.

RaW 348

Copy, headed ‘Sr: W.R. On Dr. Noel’.

In: the MS described under RaW 119. c.1630 [-1677].

This MS recorded in Latham, pp. 138. Edited from this MS in online Early Stuart Libels.

Folger, MS V.a.103, Part I, f. 68r.

RaW 349

Copy, headed ‘Rawleys reply on Noel’, directly following ‘On Sr Walter Rawley, by one Noel’.

In: the MS described under RaW 120. Mid-17th century.

This MS recorded in Latham, pp. 138.

Folger, MS V.a.162, f. 64r.

RaW 350

Copy, headed ‘Rawley upon Noell’.

In: the MS described under RaW 265. c.1640.

This MS recorded in Latham, pp. 138.

Folger, MS V.a.319, f. 13v.

RaW 351

Copy, headed ‘On the Lord Noel’.

In: the MS described under RaW 63. c.1630s.

This MS recorded in Latham, pp. 138.

Folger, MS V.a.345, p. 277.

RaW 352

Copy, headed ‘Rawly his reply’, here beginning ‘The word of denyall & the figure of fifty’, following ‘Noell To Sr Walter Rawleigh’ (‘Th' offence of the stomach and the word of disgrace’).

In: the MS described under RaW 219. c.1630s.

Edited from this MS in Rudick, No. 19C, p. 29.

Harvard, MS Eng 686, f. 17v.

RaW 353

Copy, headed ‘Sr. W. R / On Dr Noell’, together with ‘Dr Noel On Sr W. Rawley’.

In: the MS described under RaW 122. c.1630s.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 37, p. 140.

RaW 354

Copy, headed ‘Sr Walter Rawleigh of H. Noell Courtier’, with ‘His reply’.

In: the MS described under RaW 93. c.1630.

This MS recorded in Latham, pp. 138.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 1083/16, p. 195.

RaW 354.5

Copy, headed ‘Rawleigh To Noell’, followed by ‘Noel to Rawleigh’ (‘The loath of ye stomacke, & ye word of disgrace’).

In: the MS described under RaW 97.5. c.late 1630s.

Yale, Osborn MS b 356, p. 307.

‘Those eies that holds the hand of every hart’

First published in Brittons Bowre of Delights (London, 1591). Latham, p. 83.

RaW 355

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under RaW 1. c.1586-91.

This MS collated in The Phoenix Nest, ed. H. E. Rollins (Cambrdige, Mass., 1931), p. 183; recorded in Latham, p. 162.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 85, f. 24v.

RaW 356

Copy, untitled.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in several hands, ff. 2r-26r in a single secretary hand, ff. 26r-40v in yet another, with later additions near the end dated 1653, 60 leaves (plus blanks), in contemporary vellum. c.1596 [-1653].

Inscribed (f. 1r) ‘Anthonie Babingtonn of warrington’, with the date ‘1596’, and ‘Roger Wright me possidett ex dono Henerici fratrie Meo’. Later owned and annotated by Thomas Percy (1729-1811), Bishop of Dromore, writer. Signature and bookplate of F.W. Cosens, FSA (1819-89), of Clapham Park, book collector. Sotheby's, 25 July 1890 (Cosens sale), lot 50. Purchased from Jarvis & Son, 15 June 1891.

Identified in Ringler, PQ (1975), as the ‘Quarto MS’ from which Percy derived the texts of three poems by Breton edited in his Reliques of Ancient English Poetry (1765). Substantial extracts from it edited in Grosart's edition of Breton (1879). Also briefly discussed in P.M. Buck, Jr., ‘Add MS. 34064 and Spenser's Ruins of Time and Mother Hubberd's Tale’, MLN, 22 (1907), 41-6, and in Robertson's edition of Breton, pp. liv-lv.

Typed and MS notes relating to this volume made in the 1920s by Professor Hyder Edward Rollins (1889-1958) are in Harvard MS Eng 1613.

Edited from this MS in Grosart. Collated in Rollins, p. 183/ Recorded in Latham, p. 162.

British Library, Add. MS 34064, f. 7v.

To his Love when hee had obtained Her (‘Now Serena bee not coy’)

First published in H. Harvey Wood, ‘A Seventeenth-Century Manuscript of Poems by Donne and Others’, E&S, 16 (1930), 179-90 (pp. 181-2). Latham, p. 20. Rudick, No. 44, p. 115 (as ‘Sir W. Ra: To his Love When hee had obtained Her’).

RaW 357

Copy, ascribed at the side to ‘Sr W. Ra:’.

In: the MS described under RaW 119. c.1630 [-1677].

Edited from this MS in Latham and in Rudick.

Folger, MS V.a.103, Part I, f. 30v.

RaW 358

Copy, inscribed at the side ‘Sr W. R.’

In: the MS described under RaW 122. c.1630s.

Edited from this MS in Harvey Wood. Recorded (as MS Taverham) in Latham, pp. 118-19.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 37, p. 62.

Verses given as I suppose by Mr Lea to Laut; intimating that secret love speakes little but sithence I did understande that they weare Sir W. Rawleigh's verses to Queene Elizabeth, in the beginning of his favoures (‘The lowest trees have topps, the Aunt her gall’)

Rudick, No. 40, p. 110.

See DyE 73-95.

Vertue the best monument (‘Not Caesars birth made Caesar to suruiue’)

See RaW 497.

Walter Rawely of the middle Temple, in commendation of the Steele Glasse (‘Swete were the sauce would please ech kind of tast’)

First published in George Gascoigne, The Steele Glas (London, 1576). Latham, p. 3. Rudick, No. 1, pp. 1-2.

RaW 358.3

Copy in the hand of Gabriel Harvey. headed ‘The offence to the stomach’, in Harvey's annotated exemplum of George Gascoigne's Posies (London, 1575). c.1576?

Bodleian, Mal. 792(1).

Who list to heare (‘Who list to heare the sum of sorrowes state’)

First published in The Phoenix Nest (London, 1593). Latham, pp. 83-4.

RaW 359

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under RaW 62. c.1640s.

Folger, MS V.a.339, f. 205r.

‘Would I were chaung'd into that golden showre’

First published in The Phoenix Nest (London, 1593). Latham, pp. 81-2. Rudick, No. 8, p. 8.

(2) Poems Doubtfully Ascribed to Ralegh

Epitaph on the Earl of Salisbury (‘Here lies Hobinall, our Pastor while ere’)

First published in Francis Osborne, Traditionall Memoyres on the raigne of King Iames (London, 1658). Works (1829), VIII, 735-6. Latham, p. 53.

Of doubtful authorship according to Latham, p. 146, and Lefranc (1968), p. 84.

RaW 360

Copy by Aubrey, as ‘Sr W R. the Epigram on Robert Cecil Earle of Salisbury who died in a ditch’, here beginning ‘Here lies Robert our shepherd whilom’, as given to Aubrey by ‘Sir Thomas Malett…who knew Sr W. Raleigh’, incomplete.

In: A folio composite autograph manuscript of the first part of Brief Lives by John Aubrey (1626-97), 121 largely folio leaves, in vellum within modern boards. c.1679/80-1681.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 146.

Bodleian, MS Aubrey 6, f. 78v.

RaW 361

Copy, headed ‘Vpon Sr. R.C. Lord Treasurer’ and here beginning ‘Here lyes Hobinall, our Shepperd while=ere’.

In: the MS described under RaW 206. c.1630s.

This MS recorded in Latham, p. 146.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 14, f. 79r rev.

RaW 362

Copy, headed ‘Upon Sr Robert Cecill, Earle of Salisbury, & Ld Treasurer’, here beginning ‘Heere Hobbinall lyes, or Sheapheard while'e[re]’, and ascribed to ‘Sr Walter Raleig[h]’, with a marginal note ‘Lady Walsingham, his Concubine’.

In: the MS described under RaW 21.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 26, f. 78r.

RaW 363

Copy, untitled and here beginning ‘Heere lies Hobbinal or Sheepheard while here’.

In: the MS described under RaW 27. Mid-late 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Tanner 299, f. 12r.

RaW 364

Copy, headed ‘In obitum Ro: Cecillij’ and here beginning ‘Here lies old Hobynoll, or shepheard while here’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, nearly all in a single mixed hand, 19 leaves, in a wrapper comprising a recycled vellum leaf bearing a rubricated (?)15th-century religious text in Latin. c.1630.

Among the papers of the Stanhope family, of Horsforth, near Leeds. Formerly Spencer-Stanhope MSS, Calendar No. 2795 (Bundle 10, No. 34).

Bradford Archives, SpSt/9/1a, f. [6r].

RaW 364.5

Copy, in a stylish italic hand, untitled and here beginning ‘Heere Hobbinoll lies our sheaphard while-ere’, on one side of a large portion of a single folio leaf. Early 17th century.

In: the MS described under RaW 158.5.

British Library, Add. MS 78233, f. 3r.

RaW 364.8

Copy, headed ‘Another’ [i.e. on the Earl of Somerset].

In: A collection of epitaphs, principally from churches in and about London, at least up to f. 193 in a single large rounded hand, an epitaph on f. 309 dated 1760, 244 folio leaves. Late 18th century.

Owned in 1785 by Mary Windsor of Tottenham High Cross, Owned in 1821 by one John Marris [i.e. Morris?]. Bookplate of James Walsh, FSA, FRAS. Purchased from J. R. Smith 9 December 1848.

British Library, Egerton MS 1160, f. 143r.

RaW 365

Copy, untitled and here beginning ‘Heere lyes Hobbinoll our shepheard while ere’.

In: the MS described under RaW 249. c.1630s [-1777].

Edited from this MS in online Early Stuart Libels.

British Library, Egerton MS 2230, f. 34r.

RaW 366

Copy, untitled and here beginning ‘Heere Hobbinoll lyes our Shepeheard whilere’.

In: A folio composite volume of state and miscellaneous tracts and papers, in various hands, in modern red morocco gilt.

British Library, Harley MS 1221, f. 74r.

RaW 367

Copy, untitled and here beginning ‘Here Hobbinoll lies our shepheard whilere’.

In: A large quarto volume of verse and prose, in several hands, a cursive mixed hand predominating on ff. 1r -51, 53r-8v, with a later addition dated 1694 on f. 78r, 82 leaves, in modern half green morocco. Mid-17th century.

British Library, Harley MS 6038, f. 18r.

RaW 368

Copy in: A composite booklet of verse, comprising nine unbound quarto and folio leaves. 17th century.

Dobell, sale catalogue No. 68 (1941), item 349.

Untraced Dobell MSS, [Booklet of verse], [unspecified pages].

RaW 369

Copy, headed ‘The following Lines were written by Sir Walter Rawleigh, upon ye Death of that famous Statesman Robert Earl of Surrey, his Most Implacable Enemy’, subscribed ‘The two last lines allude to ye manner of ye Earls Death wch was sd. to be Occasioned by his Amours’, in a section entitled Miscellany Poems, Song &c from the year 1727.

In: A large folio verse miscellany, headed (p. 1) ‘Poems on Severall Occasions’, 298 pages, in contemporary calf (rebacked). c.1735.

Harvard, fMS Eng 629, p. 152.

RaW 370

Copy, headed ‘Upon Cicells Death’ and here beginning ‘Here lies Hobbinall or Shepherd whileare’.

In: the MS described under RaW 62. c.1640s.

This MS recorded in Latham, pp. 146.

Folger, MS V.a.339, f. 265r.

RaW 371

Copy, headed ‘In obitum Ro: Ceciliij.’, here beginning ‘Here lyes old Hobinol our shephard while heere’, and ascribed to ‘Sr wall. Rawleigh’.

In: the MS described under RaW 63. c.1630s.

Edited from this MS in Rudick, No. 47, pp. 120-1. Recorded in Latham, p. 146.

Folger, MS V.a.345, p. 110.

RaW 371.2

Copy, in a secretary hand, untitled, here beginning ‘Here lieth Hobbynol our sheapard wch eare’, on the first page of a pair of conjugate folio leaves of verse, once folded as a letter or packet, in a file of verse MSS. c.1620s.

In: A box of unbound and unnumbered legal and miscellaneous papers.

National Archives, Kew, C 108/63, unnumbered item.

RaW 371.5

Copy, untitled, here beginning ‘Here lyeth hobinall our Sheepperd while ere’, with other verses on Robert Cecil, in a single secretary hand, on the fourth page of a pair of conjugate folio leaves, once folded as a letter or packet. c.1612-20s.

Among the papers of the Isham family of Lamport Hall.

Northamptonshire Record Office, IL 4295.

RaW 371.8

Copy, in a cursive secretary han, untitled and here beginning ‘Here lyeth Haniball our sheaperd whileare’, with other verses on Robert Cecil in two secretary hands, on a single folio leaf, once folded as a letter or packet. c.1612-20s.

Among papers of the Isham family of Lamport Hall.

Northamptonshire Record Office, IL 4304.

RaW 372

Copy, under a general heading ‘Epitaphes and verses of my Lord Tresorer Cicill’, here beginning ‘Heere Hobbinole lyeth or sheppard whyle eere’.

In: A quarto volume of transcripts of correspondence of John Holles (1587-1637), first Earl of Clare, and his son John (1595-1666), second Earl of Clare, with other tracts and verse, almost entirely in a single predominantly italic hand, 228 leaves (paginated 1-3, 14-238), in modern boards. Mid-17th century.

Among papers of the Cavendish-Bentinck family, Dukes of Portland, of Welbeck Abbey, Nottinghamshire, incorporating papers of the related Holles, Harley and Cavendish families, and purchases made by J.A.C.J. Cavendish-Bentinck (1857-1943), sixth Duke of Portland.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 2, p. 145.

RaW 373

Copy of a version headed ‘A Sarisbury Sheaphard’ and here beginning ‘Heare lies our sheaphard a while, soe deare’.

In: the MS described under RaW 93. c.1630.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 1083/16, p. 90.

RaW 374

Copy, in a secretary hand, untitled and here beginning ‘Here lyes Hobbynoll or shepheard whileere’, with two other poems on Cecil's death, on one side of a half-folio leaf. c.1612.

In: A collection of unbound state papers, now in folders. c.1628.

Donated in 1921 by Dr J. R. Tanner.

St John's College, Cambridge, MS K. 56 (James 542), No. 73.

RaW 374.5

Copy. Copy, in a predominantly italic hand, untitled, here beginning ‘here lyes hobblenole our Sheapeard whileare’, with other verses on Cecil, on the first page of a pair of conjugate folio leaves, in a bundle of unbound miscellaneous papers. Early 17th century.

Among papers of the related Trevelyan and Willoughby families.

Somerset Heritage Centre, DD/WO/53/3/26.

RaW 375

Copy in the ‘Herrick’ hand, the first three words in another hand, here beginning ‘Here lies Hobinall our Shepheard whileare’.

In: the MS described under RaW 287. c.1612-24.

This MS reproduced in facsimile, with a transcript, in Norman K. Farmer, Jr., ‘Poems from a Seventeenth-Century manuscript with the Hand of Robert Herrick’, TQ, 16, No. 4 (Supplement) (Winter 1973), (pp. 40-1), and see P.J. Croft, ‘Errata in “Poems from a Seventeenth-Century Manuscript”’, TQ, 19, No. 1 (Spring 1976), 160-73 (p. 162).

University of Texas at Austin, HRC 79, p. 73.

RaW 376

Copy, untitled and here beginning ‘Heere Hobinol lyes oure shepheard while ere’.

In: the MS described under RaW 288. c.1620.

Victoria and Albert Museum, Dyce MS 44 (Pressmark Dyce 25.F.39), f. 71r.

RaW 377

Copy, headed ‘On Sr Rob: Cecil’, here beginning ‘Heere lieth Hobinol our Sheapheard while ere’, inscribed in the margin ‘Sr W: Raleigh in ye Tower’.

In: A small quarto booklet of verse and prose, in two predominantly italic hands, a fragment of a larger miscellany, eight leaves, paginated 73-88, disbound. c.1620s-30s.

Among papers of the Newdegate family, Viscounts Daventer, of Arbury Hall, Nuneaton.

Warwickshire County Record Office, CR 136/B3468, p. 73.

RaW 378

Copy, under a general heading ‘Scurrillous epitaphes’ and here beginning ‘Heare lyeth Hobinoll our shepherd whileare’.

In: the MS described under RaW 135. c.1620s.

Wiltshire and Swindon Archives, 865/500, f. [32v].

RaW 378.5

Copy, here beginning ‘Here lyes ye worthy warrier / thar neuer blouded sword’.

In: A quarto copy of (?) Richard Verstegan's Declaration of the true causes of the great troubles presupposed to be intended against the realm of England (1592), in several secretary hands, untitled, 40 leaves (plus blanks), in contemporary calf (rebacked). c.1590s.

Inscribed on f. iv‘Lib. Edwi. Mangin. This volume was inspected by the Revd. and learned Joseph Hunter [(1783-1861), scholar and antiquary], who said it did not contain anything of moment - sufficient to make amends for the trouble of reading it’.

Yale, Osborn MS a 41, f. 37v.

RaW 379

Copy, headed ‘vpon sr Rob: Cecill Earl of Salisbury & Ld Treasurer’ and subscribed ‘by sr Walter Raleigh’.

In: A quarto miscellany of verse and prose, with a title-page, 385 pages numbered 858-1243 (pp. 914-29, 966-7, 981-2, 995-6, 1023-4, 1041-2, 1083-4, 1135-6, and 1173-6 excised), in 17th-century calf. In non-professional hands, the miscellany entitled A Collection of Witt and Learning…consisting of verses, poems, songs, sonnetts, Ballads, Lampoons, Libells, Dialouges...from the year 1600, to this present year: 1677. c.1681.

Formerly Osborn MS Chest II, Number 14.

Yale, Osborn MS b 54, p. 880.

RaW 380

Copy on a single leaf. Early-mid-17th century.

Yale, Osborn Poetry Box VI/84.

‘Fayne woulde I but I dare not’

A verse exchange, with Queen Elizabeth's answer “If thou art afraid climb not at all”. First published in Works (1829), VIII, 732-3. Latham (1929), pp. 72-3 (listed but not printed in her 1951 edition, p. 172). Queen Elizabeth I: Selected Works, Poems Possibly by Elizabeth I, pp. 24-5. Bradner, p. 7, among Poems of Doubtful Authorship. May, Courtier Poets, p. 313-14, among ‘Poems possibly by Dyer’. Rudick, No. 14, pp. 18-19 (32-line version) and No. 41, p. 111 (one line, and with the Queen's one-line reply).

RaW 381

Copy, untitled, subscribed in a different ink to ‘W. R.’.

In: the MS described under RaW 1. c.1586-91.

Edited from this MS in Works (1829) and in Latham (1929), pp. 72-3. Listed but not edited in Latham (1951), pp. 172-3.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 85, ff. 43v-4r.

RaW 382

Copy of a twelve-line version.

In: the MS described under RaW 113. c.1596-1601.

This MS recorded in Latham.

British Library, Harley MS 6910, ff. 154r-v, 158r.

RaW 383

Copy, headed ‘Ferenda Natura’, subscribed ‘Fynys. DY.’[i.e. Dyer], with an additional couplet as ‘Lenuoy’.

In: the MS described under RaW 114.

Edited from this MS in Wagner and in May. Recorded in Latham, pp. 172-3.

British Library, Harley MS 7392, f. 22r-v.

RaW 383.5

Copy, in a roman hand, headed ‘Sir Water Raulige wrot this verse in the queens gardin’, here beginning ‘Faine would I climb but am afraid to fall’, the answer headed ‘The queene cominge by Knowinge whose inditing it was wrot vnder as foloweth’ and here beginning ‘If thou art afraid climb not at all’.

In: the MS described under RaW 48.5. c.1632-48.

Edited from this MS in Queen Elizabeth I: Selected Works.

Cardiff Central Library, MS 3.42, p. 26.

An epitaph on the Earl of Leicester (‘Here lyes the noble warryor that never bludyed sword’)

First published as introduced ‘...yet immediately after his [Leicester's] death, a friend of his bestowed vpon him this Epitaphe’ and beginning ‘Heere lies the woorthy warrier’, in Richard Verstegan, A Declaration of the True Causes of the Great Troubles (London, ‘1592’), p. 54, which is sometimes entitled Cecil's Commonwealth: see E.A. Strathmann in MLN, 60 (1945), 111-14. Listed but not printed in Latham, p. 172, who notes that the epitaph was quoted, from a text among William Drummond's papers, in Sir Walter Scott's Kenilworth (1821). Rudick, No. 46, p. 120.

RaW 383.8

Copy of the verses (here beginning ‘Heere lyes ye worthy waryer’), in a copy of Richard Verstegan's Causes of the Great Troubles...1592 (occupying ff. 2r-15r), in a single secretary hand, endorsed in a later hand ‘A slanderous Inuectiue against ye State and som partycular persons many yeares past’. Early 17th century.

In: A folio composite volume of state tracts and speeches, 81 leaves, in modern binding.

Among the collections of Gilbert Sheldon (1598-1677), Archbishop of Canterbury. Subsequently owned by members of the Dolben family, including probably John Dolben (1625-86), Archbishop of York.

Bodleian, MS Add. C. 304b, f. 10v.

RaW 384

Copy, headed ‘On Sr Robert Dudley Earle of warwicke and Leicester’, and here beginning ‘Here lies the souldier that neuer drewe his sword’.

In: the MS described under RaW 226. c.1638.

This MS recorded in Latham.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 38, p. 181.

RaW 384.1

Copy, in a copy (on ff. 217r-38v) of Richard Verstegan's A Declaration of the True Causes of the Great Troubles...1592.

In: the MS described under RaW 147.

All Souls College, Oxford, MS 155, in ff. 217-38v.

RaW 384.2

Copy, untitled, here beginning ‘Heere lies ye worthy Warrior, yt nevr bloudied sworde’, quoted in a copy of Richard Verstegan's A declaration of the great troubles...1592 (occupying ff. 30r-49v), in a small cursive secretary hand. Early 17th century.

In: A quarto composite volume of state tracts, in various hands, 236 leaves, in contemporary vellum, with ties.

Yelverton MS 129, among papers of Sir Henry Yelverton (1566-1629), Justice of the Common Pleas, and his family.

British Library, Add. MS 48114, f. 44r.

RaW 384.3

Copy, in a copy (on ff. 144r-69r) of Richard Verstegan's A Declaration of the True Causes of the Great Troubles...1592.

In: A folio composite volume of state tracts and papers, in various professional hands, 299 leaves, in modern leather gilt.

British Library, Harley MS 6807, in ff. 144-69.

RaW 384.4

Copy, in a copy (on ff. 32r-55v) of Richard Verstegan's A Declaration of the True Causes of the Great Troubles...1592.

In: A folio volume of tracts by Bacon and others, in a professional hand (the same as MS Hardwick 43: BcF 60). c.1620s-30s.

See E.A. Strathmann in MLN, 60 (1945), 111-14.

The Duke of Devonshire, Chatsworth House, MS Hardwick 55, [unspecified page number].

RaW 384.5

Miss Latham notes (p. 172) that Sir Walter Scott quoted the epitaph in Kenilworth (1821), his text deriving from a copy among the Drummond Papers, most of which are now in the National Library of Scotland (MSS 2053-67).

National Library of Scotland, MSS 2053-67.

RaW 384.6

Copy, in a 19-page folio copy, in a secretary hand, of Richard Verstegan's A Declaration of the True Causes of the Great Troubles...1592, disbound. c.1600.

University of Calgary, Osborne Collection, Box/Files No. MsC 132.11 (Item 2, Accession No. 25/72.1.11).

RaW 384.7

Copy, here beginning ‘Here lies the worthie warrior / that never bloudied sword’, in a copy (on ff. 153r-91v) of A Declaration of the True Causes of the Great Troubles...1592 probably by Richard Verstegan.

In: A folio volume of legal and state tracts, 246 leaves (including blanks), in contemporary vellum boards, with initial ‘H’ in a gilt lozenge on the front cover and ‘F’ on a similar lozenge on the rear cover. Folios 5r-217r, 225r-31r in a semi-calligraphic secretary hand, formal title-pages and headings with heavily inked borders and decoration, associated with one Henry Feilde; folios 217v-24v in a different secretary hand; folios 232r-5v in a third hand. c.1630s.

Later in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), book and manuscript collector: Phillipps MS 8989. Among the collections of Sir Edwin Durning-Lawrence, MP (1837-1914), Baconian scholar and book collector.

University of London, Senate House Library, MS 312, f. 180r.

RaW 384.8

Sometimes entitled Cecil's Commonwealth, this is doubtfully attributed to Ralegh, for it is cited in the pro-Catholic tract (probably by Richard Verstegan) A Declaration of the True Causes of the Great Troubles.

In: A volume of historical and legal tracts. c.1630.

Later owned by Harry Lawrence Bradfer Lawrence (1887-1965), Norfolk antiquary and manuscript collector. Formerly on temporary loan to the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

See E.A. Strathmann in MLN, 60 (1945), 111-14.

Untraced, Bradfer-Lawrence MS 48, item 1.

RaW 385

Copy of a twelve-line version, headed ‘Epitaphium’ and here beginning ‘Heere lyes ye valiant soldier | that neur drewe his sword’. c.1630s.

In: A small quarto volume of state tracts and papers, in one or more cursive secretary hands, 236 leaves, in modern half-morocco. c.1620s.

Printed from this MS in D.C. Peck, ‘Another Version of the Leicester Epitaphium’, N&Q, 221 (May-June 1976), 227-8.

British Library, Stowe MS 156, f. 204v.

RaW 385.2

Copy, headed ‘On the E. of Lecester Robert Dudley’, among other epitaphs on a pair of conjugate quarto leaves. Mid-17th century.

In: A quarto composite volume of miscellaneous MSS, in various hands, ii + 117 leaves, in half-calf.

Among collections of Anthony Wood (1632-95), Oxford antiquary.

Bodleian, MS Wood D. 19, f. 110v.

RaW 385.4

Copy, here beginning ‘Heere lieth the worthy warrier that neuer blooded sword’, quoted in a copy (ff. 144r-68r) of Richard Verstegan's polemic A Declaration of the True Causes of the Great Troubles...1592, which is in a probably professional secretary hand and headed ‘A slanderous and Defamatory libell published by the Trayterous Papists beyond seas...’. c.1592-early 17th century.

In: the MS described under RaW 384.3.

British Library, Harley MS 6807, f. 160v.

RaW 385.5

Copy, in a copy of Richard Verstegan's A Declaration of the True Causes of the Great Troubles...1592 (ff. 26r-65v).

In: A folio volume of state tracts, in a single professional secretary hand, 98 leaves, in half-calf on marbled boards. Early 17th century.

Cambridge University Library, MS Mm. 5. 5, ff. 52v-3r.

RaW 385.8

Copy, in a copy (on ff. 30r-79r) of Richard Verstegan's A Declaration of the Great Troubles...1592.

In: A folio volume of state tracts, in a single professional hand, 118 leaves, in contemporary calf. c.1620s-30s.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 200, f. 64v.

RaW 386

Copy of an eight-line version, headed ‘Epitaph E. Lester’ and here beginning ‘Heir Lyes ane waliant Wariour | Who never drew his sworde’.

In: the MS described under RaW 183. c.1630s-40s.

Edinburgh University Library, MS La. III. 436, p. 99.

RaW 386.5

Copy, here beginning ‘Here lieth the worthy warrior yt neur. bloodied sword’, quoted in the tract.

In: Copy of Richard Verstegan's A Declaration of the true causes of the great troubles presupposed to be intended against the Realme of England...1592, on 26 folio leaves (plus blanks), in contemporary limp vellum. In a professional secretary hand, headed ‘A Slaunderous & defamatory Libell sett out & published by the Traytorous Papists beyond Seas, and intituled. A Declaration... [&c.]’, a marginal note on f. 25v in another hand listing books published by Wolfe and others 1591-99. c.1600.

Owned by John Egerton, second Earl of Bridgewater, and docketed by him on f. 1r ‘Burleygh's Comwealthe’.

Huntington, EL 1162, f. [17v].

RaW 387

Copy, headed ‘epetaphe’ and here beginning ‘Heere lyes the noble Warryor yt never bludyed sword’, ascribed to ‘Wa. Ra.’.

In: A large folio volume of prose tracts, verse, and devotional material, in a single secretary hand but for a series of engrossed indentures in a formal professional hand on ff. 3r-17v, written from both ends (ff. 1r-84v and ff. 1ar-51av respectively), 134 leaves in all. c.1603.

Inscribed names ‘Gilbert Rye’ and ‘William Norris’ and a reference (on f. 6av) to ‘Doctor Gylbart’.

The entries were at one time given separate library EL numbers ranging (intermittently) from EL 1183c to EL 6172 at one end and from EL 1183a to EL 6206 from the reverse end.

Edited from this MS in Ernest A. Strathmann, ‘An Epitaph attributed to Ralegh’, MLN, 60 (1945), 111-14; in D.C. Peck, ‘Another Version of the Leicester Epitaphium’, N&Q, (May-June 1976), 227-8; and in Rudick, No. 46, p. 120. Recorded in Latham.

This MS entry classified as EL 6183.

Huntington, EL 6162, f. 8av.

RaW 388

Copy, in an italic script, of an eight-line version, here beginning ‘Here lyes the woorthie warrior / That neuer blouded swoord’, quoted in a copy (on ff. 1r-22r) of the polemic probably by Richard Verstegan A Declaration of the True Causes of the Great Troubles...1592 in a secretary hand.

In: A folio volume of state tracts, in three secretary hands except for an addition on the last leaf in italic, c.125 leaves, in contemporary vellum. Early 17th century.

Huntington, HM 267, 2nd series, f. 15r.

RaW 389

Copy of a four-line version, headed ‘An Epitaph of th E: of Leicester’ and here beginning ‘Here lyeth that noble souldier yt neur brandeth sword’.

In: the MS described under RaW 384.7. c.1630s.

University of London, Senate House Library, MS 312, f. 105v.

RaW 389.2

Copy, the page foliated in pencil 47, quoted in a copy (on ff. 24r-44r, item 17, foliated in pencil 32-52) of the polemic probably by Richard Verstegan A Declaration of the True Causes of the Great Troubles...1592, in a professional secretary hand. c.1592.

In: A folio guard-book of independent Elizabethan state papers, stamped foliation 1-241.

National Archives, Kew, SP 12/242, f. 39r.

RaW 389.5

Copy of an eight-line version, here beginning ‘Heere lyeth yt noble Counselloure | That never kept his worde’.

In: the MS described under RaW 288. c.1620.

Victoria and Albert Museum, Dyce MS 44 (Pressmark Dyce 25.F.39), f. 60r.

RaW 389.6

Copy, in a professional copy (on pp. 185-246) of Richard Verstegan's A Declaration of the True Causes of the Great Troubles...1592, which is here entitled ‘Cicell's Common Wealth’.

In: A folio composite volume of state tracts, in professional hands, including that of the ‘Feathery Scribe’, 605 pages (including blanks), in 17th-century calf. c.late 1620s-30s.

Once owned by Sir Richard Grosvenor (1585-1645). Later owned by the Duke of Westminster, Eaton Hall, Cheshire (bookplate, ‘XXI no. 20’). MS 25. Sotheby's, 20 February 1967, lot 265, sold to Dobell.

Recorded in HMC, 3rd Report (1872), Appendix, p. 215. A microfilm of the MS is in the British Library (RP 83).

Yale, Osborn MS fb 40, p. 224.

RaW 389.8

Copy, in a copy of Richard Verstegan's A Declaration of the True Causes of the Great Troubles which occupies ff. 7r-46v.

In: A quarto composite volume of political and antiquarian tracts, in several probably professional hands, c.320 pages, in contemporary calf (rebacked). c.1592-1629.

Later ownership inscription by Edward Maugin, and a note by him which refers to the reading of this volume and dismissive attitude towards it by the Rev. Joseph Hunter (1783-1861). Sotheby's, 13 December 1990, lot 358 (unsold), and 30 July 1991, lot 28, to Hatchwell.

Untraced, [Maugin MS], [unspecified page numbers].

‘ICUR, good Mounser Carr’

First published in Love-Poems and Humourous Ones, ed. Frederick J. Furnivall, The Ballad Society (Hertford, 1874; reprinted in New York, 1977), p. 20. Listed but not printed in Latham, p. 174. Rudick, No. 48, p. 121 (as ‘Sir Walter Raleigh to the Lord Carr’).

RaW 390

Copy in: the MS described under RaW 16. c.1628.

Listed but not printed in Latham, p. 174.

Bodleian, MS Don. c. 54, f. 22v.

RaW 391

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under RaW 150. c.1630s.

Bodleian, MS Douce f. 5, fol. 34v.

RaW 392

Copy, headed ‘Sr Walter Raleigh to ye Ld. Carr’.

In: the MS described under RaW 206. c.1630s.

Edited from this MS in Rudick, No. 48, p. 121. Recorded in Latham.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 14, f. 49r.

RaW 392.5

Copy, transcribed from RaW 404.

In: the MS described under RaW 151.5. 19th century.

Bodleian, MS Firth d. 7, f. 152r.

RaW 393

Copy, untitled.

In: A quarto miscellany of verse and prose, in various secretary and italic hands, 90 leaves, in contemporary limp vellum. c.1625.

Edited partly from this MS in Beatrice White, Cast of Ravens (London, 1965), p. 227.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. D. 1048, f. 64v.

RaW 394

Copy, headed ‘On the Earle of Somsett’.

In: the MS described under RaW 325. c.1630s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 160, f. 162v.

RaW 395

Copy, headed ‘On the Earl of Somerset’.

In: An octavo book of jests and verse compiled by William Sancroft (1617-93), Archbishop of Canterbury, vi + 374 pages (pp. 72-306 blank), in contemporary calf. c.1682-91.

Bodleian, MS Sancroft 53, p. 48.

RaW 396

Second copy, deleted.

In: the MS described under RaW 395. c.1682-91.

Bodleian, MS Sancroft 53, p. 58.

RaW 397

Copy, headed ‘In Robertum Car, comitem Somersetensem, postquam Essex: vxorem dixit’.

In: the MS described under RaW 111. c.1630s.

Edited partly from this MS in Beatrice White.

British Library, Add. MS 15227, f. 42v.

RaW 398

Copy, added to Oldisworth's compilation in a different hand.

In: A quarto volume of verse and prose relating to the murder of Sir Thomas Overbury in 1613, almost entirely in a single largely italic hand, 94 leaves, with (f. 2r) a title-page and list of contents, in modern quarter-vellum boards. Compiled by Nicholas Oldisworth, who records (f. 2v) ‘that I Nicholas Oldisworth who wrote this Booke...did deliberately reade it over, on thursday the ixth of October 1637, and in the Hearing of my old grandfather Sir Nicholas Overbury...’. c.1637-40.

Ourchased at Southgate's saleroom, 12 March 1845, lot 131.

Edited partly from this MS in Beatrice White.

British Library, Add. MS 15476, f. 1r.

RaW 399

Copy in: the MS described under RaW 34. c.1633 [-late 17th century].

British Library, Add. MS 30982, f. 22r.

RaW 399.5

Copy, untitled, here beginning ‘I: C: v. R: good: Monser Carr’, struck through. 2 January 1615/16.

In: An ordnance book kept at the Tower of London from 1607 to 1617, largely in one secretary hand, written from both ends, v + 87 leaves, in long narrow ledger format.

Sotheby's, 20 July 1981, lot 35.

Facsimile in Sotheby's sale catalogue, 20 July 1981, lot 35, and in Peter Beal, A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology 1450-2000 (Oxford, 2008), p. 278 (illus. 58).

British Library, Add. MS 61944, f. 76v rev.

RaW 399.8

The title of the poem (‘ICVR’) only, in an endorsement on the fourth page of a pair of conjugate folio leaves containing two Jacobean satirical ballads in a secretary, lacking the lower half of the second leaf which would have contained the text of the ICUR poem. Early 17th century.

In: An unbound collection of miscellaneous letters and papers, 151 leaves.

Acquired from miscellaneous sources.

Bloomsbury Book Auctions, 11 May 2000, lot 11.

British Library, Add. MS 74734, f. 54v.

RaW 400

Copy, in a predominantly secretary hand. c.1620s.

In: the MS described under RaW 366.

Edited from this MS in John Wardroper, Love and Drollery (London, 1969), p. 268, and in Joshua Eckhardt, Manuscript Verse Collectors and the Politics of Anti-Courtly Love Poetry (Oxford, 2009), p. 182.

British Library, Harley MS 1221, f. 91r.

RaW 401

Copy in: A folio volume of works in verse and prose, including (ff. 88r-144v) 98 poems by Donne and (among ff. 2r-56v, 173r-88v, 192r-204r) various masques and poems by Ben Jonson, 208 leaves. Compiled for Sir William Cavendish (1592-1676), first Duke of Newcastle, of Welbeck Abbey, Nottinghamshire. Written principally in the semi-calligraphic hand of Cavendish's secretary John Rolleston (1597?-1681), of Sokeholme, Nottinghamshire, and including (ff. 57r-87v, 145r-72r, 189r-90v) some 85 poems by Dr Richard Andrews (d.1634), Rhetoric Reader at St John's College, Oxford, and physician, who has revised some six of the poems in his own hand, with one poem (f. 87r) by his daughter Francisca dated 14 August 1629. c.1620s-34.

After 1718 among the collections of Edward Harley (1689-1741), second Earl of Oxford (who married in 1713 Newcastle's great granddaughter).

Recorded in IELM, I.i (1980), as the ‘Newcastle MS’: DnJ Δ 3. Extensively discussed, and the main scribe identified, in Hilton Kelliher, ‘Donne, Jonson, Richard Andrews and the Newcastle Manuscript’, EMS, 4 (1993), 134-73, with facsimiles of ff. 2r, 55r, 84r and 88r. Facsimiles of ff. 1r and 6r also in Jonson's Masque of Gipsies, ed W.W. Greg (London, 1952), Plates X-XI, and of f. 172r in Lynn Hulse, ‘“The King's Entertainment” by the Duke of Newcastle’, Viator, 26 (1995), 355-405 (p. 365).

British Library, Harley MS 4955, f. 81r.

RaW 401.2

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under RaW 367. Mid-17th century.

British Library, Harley MS 6038, f. 28r.

RaW 401.5

Copy, headed ‘On Case E of Somerset’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, in a single hand, entitled Poetical Characteristicks Vol 2d Collected by W O, 35 leaves (plus blanks), in modern black morocco gilt. c.1730s.

British Library, Harley MS 6933, f. 9r.

RaW 401.8

Copy, untitled.

In: A folio miscellany of largely poems on affairs of state, in two professional hands, with others on six tipped-in leaves at the end, 205 leaves (plus blanks), in black morocco gilt. c.1730.

British Library, Harley MS 7316, f. 4v.

RaW 402

Copy in: the MS described under RaW 256. c.1630.

British Library, Sloane MS 1489, f. 9v.

RaW 403

Copy in: An octavo verse miscellany, chiefly (ff. 1r-14r) in a single small mixed hand, i + 15 leaves, the eighth and last item in a composite volume of otherwise printed amatory poems and pamphlets, in 19th-century quarter brown calf. c.1620s.

The volume inscribed (on flyleaves) ‘E Bedford’, ‘W Monteagle’, ‘Fra: Goodwin’, ‘Edw nedwarde’.

The MS poems here edited in Frederick J. Furnivall, Love-Poems and Humourous Ones, The Ballad Society (Hertford, 1874; reprinted New York, 1977).

Furnivall, p. 20.

British Library, C.39.a.37, f. 12v.

RaW 404

Copy, deleted.

In: the MS described under RaW 161. c.1630s.

Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 4138, f. 47r.

RaW 405

Copy in: the MS described under RaW 213. c.1620s.

Chetham's Library, Mun. A.4.16, p. 37.

RaW 406

Copy in: the MS described under RaW 182. c.1628-30s.

Edinburgh University Library, MS H.-P. Coll. 401, f. 43r*bis.

RaW 407

Copy, headed ‘On my Lord Carre’.

In: the MS described under RaW 120. Mid-17th century.

Folger, MS V.a.162, f. 35r.

RaW 408

Copy in: the MS described under RaW 68. c.1620.

Harvard, MS Eng 628, p. 319.

RaW 408.5

Copy in: the MS described under RaW 6.5. c.1642.

Robert S. Pirie, New York, [Feilde MS], p. 563.

RaW 409

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under RaW 172. c.1630.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 1083/15, p. 140.

RaW 410

Copy, headed ‘On the late Earle of Somersett’.

In: the MS described under RaW 93. c.1630.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 1083/16, p. 172.

RaW 410.5

Copy, here beginning ‘I.C.V.R. brave monser Car’. c.1615.

In: A folio composite volume of verse MSS, in various hands. c.1612-20.

In collections of the Manners family, Dukes of Rutland.

Recorded (erroneously as Volume XXIV) in HMC, 12th Report, Appendix V, Rutland II (1889), pp. 316-31.

The Duke of Rutland, Belvoir Castle, Letters & Papers, Verses, Vol. XXV, f. 53r.

RaW 411

Copy, in a secretary hand, untitled, on the fourth page of a pair of conjugate quarto leaves, once folded as a letter or packet. Early 17th century.

In: A bundle of unbound poems and songs, in various hands and paper sizes.

Among the papers of the Sanford family. Formerly DD/SF C/2635, Box 1 and DD/SF 4516.

Somerset Heritage Centre, DD/SF/18/2/5, item 2.

‘I cannot bend the bow’

First published in Rudick (1999), No. 37, p. 105. Listed but not printed, in Latham, pp. 173-4 (as an ‘indecorous trifle’).

RaW 412

Copy, in a secretary hand, headed ‘Sr: Walter Rawleigh to my Lady Bentbowe’.

In: A small quarto journal of proceedings in Parliament from 20 January to 2 March 1628/9, with additional verses, in three hands, ii + 87 leaves, in contemporary limp vellum. c.1629-30s.

Inscribed (f. 3r) ‘Arth: Langford his booke the first of may 1629’; (ff. 3r, 84v) ‘John Slaughter’; (f. 86r) ‘Francis Webb’ and ‘Robert Thurketil’. Subsequently in the papers of the Trumbull family, including chiefly William Trumbull (1576/80?-1635), diplomat and government official. Later belonging to the Marquess of Downshire, of Easthampstead Park. Formerly Berkshire Record Office Trumbull Add 51.

Sotheby's, 14 December 1989, lot 232, and 13 December 1990, lot 11. Facsimile example in the sale catalogues. Acquired 22 March 1991.

Listed but not edited in Latham, pp. 173-4.

British Library, Add. MS 70639, f. 65r.

RaW 413

Copy, headed ‘Rawly to ye Lady Bendbow’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, including fourteen poems by Donne, almost entirely in a single hand, 33 leaves (plus six blanks), in contemporary vellum. c.1630.

Possibly associated with the Inns of Court. Later used, and annotated in the margin, by William Fulman (1632-88), Oxford antiquary.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980) as the ‘Fulman MS’: DnJ Δ 36. Formerly Bodleian MS CCC 327.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 327, ff. 27v.

RaW 414

Copy, headed ‘A ridle proposed to by Lady bendbow’.

In: the MS described under RaW 206. c.1630s.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 14, f. 85r rev.

RaW 415

Copy, headed ‘A riddle vppon the Lady Bendbowe’.

In: the MS described under RaW 207. c.1620s-30s.

Bodleian, MS Malone 19, p. 44.

RaW 416

Copy, headed ‘Sr Walter Raleigh to ye Lady Bend-bow’.

In: the MS described under RaW 21.

This MS recorded in Latham.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 26, f. 2r.

RaW 417

Copy, untitled and here beginning ‘There is a bowe wherin to shoote I sue’.

The text followed by a six-line ‘Answer’ beginning ‘You bended have the bowe wherin to shute you sue’.

In: the MS described under RaW 137. Mid-17th century.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 117, f. 17r.

RaW 418

Copy, untitled and here beginning ‘The bow is not yet bent, wherin to shoot I sue’.

The text followed by a six-line ‘Answer’, beginning ‘The man that sued to shoote, in this well bended Bow’.

In: the MS described under RaW 190. c.1590s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 148, f. 4r.

RaW 418.5

Copy, untitled, here beginning ‘There is a bow wherein to shoote I sue’, followed by an ‘Answer’ beginning ‘You bended haue the bow wherein to shoot you sue’.

In: the MS described under RaW 32. c.1630.

British Library, Add. MS 10309, f. 142v.

RaW 419

Copy, headed ‘Sr Walter Rawleigh to the Lady Benbow’.

In: the MS described under RaW 211. c.1630s-40s.

British Library, Egerton MS 923, f. 44v.

RaW 419.5

Copy, untitled and here beginning ‘There is a Bowe wherein to shoote I sue’.

In: A folio verse miscellany, including 35 poems by Donne, in several hands, written from both ends, 30 leaves (plus stubs of ten extracted leaves), damp-stained, in modern boards. The text related to the ‘Skipwith MS’ (DnJ Δ 21). c.1620-33.

Inscribed name (f. 8r) of ‘Edward Smyth’ and (along margin of f. 11v) ‘in Mr Templers’. Among the collections of John Patrick (1632-95), religious controversialist.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), as the ‘Edward Smyth MS’: DnJ Δ 45.

Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 29, f. 37v rev.

RaW 420

Copy of a six-line version, headed ‘To his loue’ and here beginning ‘There is a bow wherein to shoote I sue’. The text followed by ‘Her answere’, beginning ‘You bended have the bow’.

In: the MS described under RaW 215. c.1640.

Folger, MS V.a.160, p. 1.

RaW 421

Copy, headed ‘On the lady Bendbow’.

In: the MS described under RaW 120. Mid-17th century.

Folger, MS V.a.162, f. 37r.

RaW 422

Copy, headed ‘Sir Walter Ralegh to the Lady Bendbowe’ and here beginning ‘In vayne I bend the Bow, wherein to shoote I sue’.

In: the MS described under RaW 60. c.1637-51.

This MS recorded in Latham.

Folger, MS V.a.262, p. 81.

RaW 423

Copy, headed ‘A ridle proposed by Sr Walter Rawley to ye Lady Bendbow’.

In: the MS described under RaW 265. c.1640.

Edited from this MS in Rudick, No. 37, p. 105. Recorded in Latham.

Folger, MS V.a.319, f. 31r.

RaW 423.5

Copy of three poems elaborating at greater length on the original version attributed to Ralegh, the first beginning ‘Faine woulde I shoote in a bowe yt I knowe’.

In: the MS described under RaW 5.5. Mid-late 17th century.

Folger, MS V.a.399, f. 9v-10r.

RaW 424

Copy, headed ‘A Riddle upon the Lady Bendbow’.

In: the MS described under RaW 219. c.1630s.

Harvard, MS Eng 686, f. 32r.

RaW 425

Copy, headed ‘A riddle propounded by Sr Walter Raughly to ye Lady Bend-bow’.

In: the MS described under RaW 220. c.late 1630s.

Huntington, HM 116, p. 77.

RaW 425.5

Copy, headed ‘Sr Walter Raleigh to the Ladye Bend=Bowe &c.’ and here beginning ‘I cannot bend this Bow’.

In: the MS described under RaW 6.5. c.1642.

Robert S. Pirie, New York, [Feilde MS], p. 468.

RaW 426

Copy, headed ‘A Rose to his mrs’ and here beginning ‘ffaine would I bend ye bowe wherein to shoote I sue’.

In: the MS described under RaW 172. c.1630.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 1083/15, p. 101.

RaW 427

Copy, headed ‘Rawleigh to ye Lady Bendbow’.

In: the MS described under RaW 291. c.1650.

Yale, Osborn MS b 200, p. 412.

‘Like to a Ring without a finger’

First published in Latham (1951), pp. 165-7, as ‘A poem doubtfully ascribed to Ralegh’. Since, in fact, it is a parody of a poem by Francis Quarles printed in 1629 it cannot be by Ralegh.

RaW 428

Copy, in a mixed hand, headed ‘Canto’. c.1630s.

In: A quarto composite volume of verse MSS, in several hands and paper sizes, 129 leaves, in 19th-century half-morocco. Collected by Peter Le Neve (1661-1729), Norroy King of Arms, antiquary, his brother Oliver, and (in 1714) by Thomas Martin (1697-1771), of Palgrave, Suffolk, antiquary and collector. c.mid 17th century.

Later owned by Sir John Fenn (1739-94), antiquary. Puttick & Simpson's, 16-18 July 1866 (Fenn sale), lots 420-22.

Edited from this MS in Latham.

British Library, Add. MS 27406, f. 107v.

RaW 429

Copy of lines 1-32, 49-80, plus four additional stanzas.

In: the MS described under RaW 211. c.1630s-40s.

This MS recorded and additional stanzas edited in Latham, pp. 169-70.

British Library, Egerton MS 923, ff. 1r-3r.

RaW 430

Copy, in double columns, untitled.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in several hands, a neat mixed hand predominating up to f. 55r, 151 leaves (including a few blanks), in contemporary calf. c.1730.

Inscribed (in another hand) on the front pastedown ‘Thomas Boydell’. Formerly Folger MS 4108.

Folger, MS V.a.308, ff. 34v-5r.

RaW 431

Copy of lines 1-64, headed ‘Canto’.

In: the MS described under RaW 62. c.1640s.

This MS recorded in Latham, pp. 167-9.

Folger, MS V.a.339, ff. 230v-1r.

RaW 431.5

Copy of a sixteen-line version, headed ‘Canto’.

In: A duodecimo pocket commonplace book of chiefly religious verse and prose, in English and Latin, in a single minute hand, 238 pages, in contemporary calf with traces of metal clasps. Inscribed on the first page ‘Thomas Weld his Book. An. dom. 1669’: i.e. owned and compiled, perhaps partly while at Harvard University, by the Rev. Thomas Weld (1653-1702), first minister of the First Church of Dunstable, Massachusetts. c.1669-95.

Later inscription (p. 45) ‘Stephen Pearse's Book July 30th 1794’.

Massachusetts Historical Society, Ms SBd-69, pp. 169-70.

RaW 432

Copy, in double columns, untitled.

In: the MS described under RaW 221. c.1630s.

National Library of Wales, NLW MS 12443 A, Part I, pp. 33-5.

RaW 433

Copy of lines 1-16.

In: the MS described under RaW 94. c.1636-40s.

St John's College, Cambridge, MS S. 32 (James 423), f. 21r.

‘Now what is Loue, I praie thee tell’

First published in The Phoenix Nest (London, 1593). The first and last stanzas were a song in Thomas Heywood, The Rape of Lucrece (London, 1608). Listed but not printed in Latham, p. 171. Edited in Doughtie, Lyrics from English Airs, pp. 156-7. Ralegh's possible authorship also discussed and largely supported in Walter Oakeshott, The Queen and the Poet (London, 1960), p. 161; in Lefranc (1968), pp. 78-9, 83; and in Michael West, ‘Raleigh's disputed Authorship of “A Description of Loue”’, ELN, 10 (1972-3), 92-9.

RaW 434

Copy of a version in 19 stanzas.

In: the MS described under RaW 3. c.1605.

This MS collated, and the additional stanzas printed, in Doughtie, pp. 504-10; recorded in Latham.

British Library, Add. MS 22601, ff. 104r-6r.

RaW 435

Copy, in a musical setting.

In: A folio volume of largely vocal music, mainly in a single secretary hand, 120 pages, in mottled calf. Early 17th century.

Complete facsimile in Jorgens, VI (1987).

This MS collated in Doughtie, pp. 504-10.

Christ Church, Oxford, MS Mus. 439, p. 35.

RaW 436

Copy, headed ‘Tam arte quam Marte:’.

In: the MS described under RaW 5.5. Mid-late 17th century.

This MS collated in Doughtie, pp. 503-10.

Folger, MS V.a.399, f. 10r-v.

RaW 437

Copy of a version in 15 stanzas, untitled.

In: the MS described under RaW 172. c.1630.

Extracts from this MS printed in John Payne Collier, An Old Man's Diary (London, 1871), Part i, pp. 39-40. Formerly Rosenbach 186, this MS collated in Doughtie, pp. 504-10; recorded in Latham.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 1083/15, pp. 98-100.

Of Favorites (‘Dazled with the height of place’)

Rudick, No. 49, p. 122.

The passionate mans Pilgrimage (‘Giue me my Scallop shell of quiet’)

First published with Daiphantvs or The Passions of Loue (London, 1604). Latham, pp. 49-51. Rudick, Nos 54A, 54B and 54C (three versions, pp. 126-33).

This poem rejected from the canon and attributed to an anonymous Catholic poet in Philip Edwards, ‘Who Wrote The Passionate Man's Pilgrimage?’, ELR, 4 (1974), 83-97.

RaW 438

Copy, headed ‘Verses Made by Sr walter Raleigh the night before hee was beheaded’.

In: the MS described under RaW 226. c.1638.

This MS recorded in Latham pp. 141-2.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 38, p. 59.

RaW 439

Copy, headed ‘verses written by Sr walter Raleigh in the gatehouse att westmr the evening before he died’, in a section of material relating to Ralegh (pp. 43-51). c.1630.

In: the MS described under RaW 18.

This MS recorded in Latham pp. 141-2.

Bodleian, MS Eng. hist. c. 272, pp. 49-50.

RaW 440

Copy, headed ‘Sir Walter Raleighs Pilgrimage’.

In: the MS described under RaW 325. c.1630s.

Edited from this MS in Rudick, No. 54B, pp. 128-30. Recorded in Latham, pp. 141-2.