John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester (1647–1680)

Verse

The Advice (‘All things submit themselves to your command’)

First published in A Collection of Poems, Written upon several Occasions, By several Persons (London, 1672). Poems, &c. on Several Occasions (London, 1691). Vieth, pp. 18-19. Walker, pp. 16-17. Love, pp. 8-9.

RoJ 1

Copy in: A folio composite volume of miscellaneous letters and papers. Papers of the Rev. George Harbin (c.1665-1744), historical writer and librarian to Sir Thomas Thynne (1640-1714), first Viscount Weymouth, at Longleat House, including (ff. 38r-60v) 23 quarto leaves of poems and letters by Rochester in a single hand. Early 18th century.

Inscribed (several times) ‘Alex: Malet’: i.e. the Rev Alexander Malet, Harbin's nephew and executor, a later note stating that the Marquess of Bath purchased part of the papers from Malet's descendant, Sir Alexander Malet, in 1873. Another inscription (f. 37r) reads: ‘Some of Dr Harbin's Papers obtained from Mr. Waller of Fleet St by J.E. Jackson, after the sale of the Papers by Puttick & Simpson April 1874’.

Cited in IELM, II.ii, as the Harbin MS: RoJ Δ 9.

The Marquess of Bath, Longleat House, Thynne Papers, Vol. XXVII , ff. 53v-4v.

RoJ 2

Copy in: A quarto volume of works almost exclusively by Rochester, in a single professional hand up to p. 208, a second, less accomplished, hand taking over (after stubs of two extracted leaves) on pp. 209-31; with a title-page (p. 13), ‘Poem's / By The. Right Honourable/John Earle / of/Rochester’, 219 pages (plus 12 preliminary blank pages and 99 blank pages at the end), in half-russia over marbled boards. c.mid-1680s.

Bookplate of ‘The Reverend Sir George Lee. Baronet/Hartwell’. Inscribed ‘This Manuscript was found at Hartwell. March. 1829. J. Lee’ and another, ‘Bound Mr. Wilson. March 1829’ [i.e. the MS was in the library of the Rev. Sir George Lee, Bt (1767-1827), rector of Hartwell, etc., and of Dr John Lee, F.R.S. (1783-1866), at Hartwell House, near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire]. Later sold by Charles Sawyer (No. 1467 in a sale catalogue). The MS might possibly once have been owned by Thomas Lee, Bt, M.P. (1635-91) of Hartwell, who was, incidentally, related by marriage to Sir John Suckling. His son was Sir Thomas Lee, Bt, M.P. (1661-1702). The MS was later owned by John R.B. Brett-Smith (1917-2003), publisher and bookseller. Sotheby's, 18 December 1995 (Brett-Smith sale), lot 114, with facsimile examples in the sale catalogue.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993) as the ‘Hartwell MS’: RoJ Δ 17. This MS on exhibition at the Bodleian, 16-28 June 1930, and recorded in Proceedings and Papers of the Oxford Bibliographical Society, 2 (1927-30), p. 213. Subsequently discussed, and parts printed, by Harold Love and Stephen Parks in ‘A reasonable satyr’, TLS, 1 August 1997, p. 13; in Harold Love, ‘A Tale of Two Manuscripts’, Yale University Library Gazette, 72 (1999), 41-53; and in his pamphlet A Newly Discovered Burlesque by John Wilmot Earl of Rochester (New Haven, 1997).

A complete microfilm is in the British Library, RP 7982.

Edited in part from this MS in Love.

Yale, Osborn MS b 334, pp. 172-4.

RoJ 3

Copy of lines 35-50, headed ‘The Feminine Monarchy’ and here beginning ‘You are Loves citadel; By you he reigns’.

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. 2.

RoJ 3.5

Extracts, the first twelve lines headed ‘Brook’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, largely in one hand, with additions by others, written from both ends, material at the reverse end dated 1708-9, ii + 114 leaves, in 19th-century half-calf. Inscribed (f. [iir]), probably by the compiler, ‘Ex Libris Georgij Wright [b.1685/6] Sti Johannis Collegis Cantabrigiensis Alumni, Decimo quarto Junij. Annoq. Domini 1703’. c.1703-9.

Also inscribed (f.[iir]) ‘Mrs Frances Wright 1708’. A postal address on f. 95r (rev.) reads: ‘Direct to Margtt Borrett att Mrs. Borretts In Kirkby=stephen Westmoorland p brough bag _ These’.

Recorded in IELM, II.ii, as the Wright MS: WaE Δ 12.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 3. 76, f. 64r-v.

Against Constancy (‘Tell me no more of constancy’)

First published in A New Collection of the Choicest Songs (London, 1676). Vieth, pp. 83-4. Walker, pp. 42-3. Love, p. 34, as Songe of the Earle of Rocherters.

RoJ 4

Copy, headed ‘Songe of ye Earle of Rochesters’.

In: A large folio formal miscellany of verse and prose, in a single rounded hand throughout, the margins ruled in red, and with an alphabetical index (pp. 719-21), 738 pages (pp. 722-38 blank), plus 40 pages of preliminary inserted material, in contemporary elaborately tooled leather. Including thirteen poems and a mock-speech in the Marvell canon and eleven poems by Rochester, as well as apocryphal items, compiled — in stages, probably for the most part in chronological sequence, over a period of up to fifteen years — by Sir William Haward (or Hawarde or Hayward) of Tandridge, Surrey (his signature, dated 21 January 1676/7, on p. 66). c.1667-82 [the poems by Marvell and Rochester c.1670s].

Sir William Haward was knighted in 1643, served as a Gentleman of the Privy Chamber to Charles I, Charles II, James II and William III, was M.P. for Bletchingley (1661-78), a Fellow of the Royal Society (1665) and a Commissioner for the Sale of Fee Farm Rents (1670 onwards); he lived sometime in Scotland Yard and was still living in 1702 (see, inter alia, W. Paley Baildon, The Hawardes of Tandridge Co. Surrey (London, 1894), pp. 23-31). John Evelyn described him as ‘a greate pretender to English antiquities &c:’. An autograph letter by him, dated 23 March 1688/9, is in the British Library (Add. MS 29563, f. 453).

Later owned by Peter Le Neve (1661-1729), by his wife Frances Le Neve (signature on p. vii), by their servant Joseph Allen, who entered additional items in 1729, and by her second husband Thomas Martin (1697-1771) of Palgrave. Later in the library of the Aston family of Tixall, Staffordshire (and sold in the Tixall sale at Sotheby's, 7 November 1899, lot 430 to Bertram Dobell (1842-1914)). Afterwards owned by George Thorn-Drury (1860-1931) and sold in 1935 by P.J. Dobell.

The Marvell canon selectively collated in Margoliouth and in POAS, I and II and the Rochester canon selectively collated in Vieth and in Walker. See also Paul Hammond, ‘The Dating of Three Poems by Rochester from the Evidence of Bodleian MS. Don. b. 8’, BLR, 11 (1982), 58-9.

Facsimile of p. 277 in POAS, I, facing p. 228 (see MaA 98).

Edited from this MS in David M. Vieth, ‘A New Song by Rochester’, TLS (6 November 1953), p. 716 (and see also related correspondence on 19 and 26 February 1954, pp. 121, 137). Edited in part from this MS in Vieth (1968) and in Love. Collated in Walker.

Bodleian, MS Don. b. 8, p. 561.

RoJ 5

Copy, in a musical setting, untitled.

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).

Printed from this MS in Macdonald Emslie, ‘A New Song by Rochester’, TLS (26 February 1954), p. 137; edited in part from this MS in Vieth; collated in Walker.

British Library, Add. MS 29396, f. 107v.

RoJ 5.5

Copy, untitled, the first of four poems on one and a half conjugate folio leaves, in a folder of unbound verse (at the top of the box). Late 17th century.

In: A box of papers and commonplace books of the Cary family, including the Rev. Francis Henry Cary (1642-1712), rector of Brinkworth, Wiltshire.

National Archives, Kew, C 104/63, [unnumbered item].

RoJ 5.8

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 ‘Inconstancy’ in Arthur Clifford, Tixall Poetry (Edinburgh, 1813), pp. 143-4.

Untraced Tixal MSS, Tixall MS 3, [unspecified page numbers].

Against Marriage (‘Out of mere love and arrant devotion’)

First published in Vieth (1968), p. 159. Walker, pp. 130-1, among ‘Poems Possibly by Rochester’. Love, pp. 40-1, as Of Marriage and beginning Out of Stark Love, and arrant Devotion.

RoJ 6

Copy, here beginning ‘Out of stark Love & Arrant devotione’.

In: A long, narrow, ledger-size composite miscellany of poems on affairs of state, 112 pages (some misnumbered and pp. 45-6 excised), in 19th-century calf gilt. A compendium of several separate collections of poems, each with its general heading, including nineteen poems by the Earl of Rochester, copied in a single hand, that of Robert Mylne (1643?-1747), antiquary. c.1680s-1700s.

Recorded and selectively collated in Vieth and in Walker. Recorded in IELM, II.ii as the Edinburgh MS: RoJ Δ 6.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 1. 3/1, p. 67.

RoJ 7

Copy, headed ‘Of Marriage’ and here beginning ‘Out of stark Love...’, with four lines added in another hand.

In: A quarto miscellany of poems on affairs of state, entitled ‘A Booke of Paragrafts’, including 22 poems by Rochester, 445 pages plus stubs of extracted leaves (originally 463 numbered pages and now lacking pp. 59-68, 147-54 and parts of pp. 155-8), with a two-leaf index; in contemporary red morocco. In professional hands: A, pp. 1-194; B, in a different style and probably a different hand, pp. 195-432; C, probably yet another hand, with additions on pp. 75, 90, 102, 125, 142, 175, 195, and pp. 433-63. c.1680s-90s.

Inscribed (on stubs and endpapers) ‘matt Calihan’, ‘To Cpt Robinson att Capt Eloass [Elwes] near ye Watch house in Marlburhroagh street’, ‘For Capt. Robinson at his Lodginges in Charing Cross’. Christie's, 27 June 1979, lot 16.

Various commissioned officers named Robinson are recorded in Charles Dalton, English Army Lists and Commission Registers, 1661-1714 (6 vols, London, 1892-1904): see esp. I, 276. The volume was most probably owned by Charles Robinson of the King's Regiment of Foot Guards, who became Captain and then Lieutenant-Colonel in 1688 and was killed at Namur in 1695. A member of the same regiment in 1684 was the purveyor of MS lampoons Captain Lenthal Warcup. The Captain ‘Eloass’ mentioned in one inscription was possibly William Elwes, who served as a Lieutenant in Viscount Colchester's Regiment of Horse, c.1692-4, and as a Captain in Lord Windsor's Regiment of Horse in 1702.

Cited in IELM, II.ii, as the Robinson MS: RoJ Δ 8. Discussed with facsimiles of pp. 1-10 in Paul Hammond, ‘The Robinson Manuscript Miscellany of Restoration Verse in the Brotherton Collection, Leeds’, Proceedings of the Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society, 18 (1982), 275-324. Facsimiles of p. 1 also in Christie's sale catalogue, Plate 1, after p. 48, and in The Brotherton Collection University of Leeds: Its contents described with illustrations of fifty books and manuscripts (Leeds, 1986), p. 17. Selectively collated in Walker.

Edited in part from this MS in Love. Collated in Hammond and in Walker (and the additional lines edited, p. 222).

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 54, p. 133.

RoJ 8

Copy, headed ‘Of Marriage’, here beginning ‘Out of stark Love and arrant Devotion’, subscribed ‘R.’

In: An octavo miscellany of chiefly satirical poems, including at least twelve by Rochester, in a single rounded hand but for an addition at the end (pp. 141-50) in a stylish italic hand, the greater part written along the length of the page with the spine uppermost, with an ‘Index’, xii + 150 pages (lacking pp. 135-40), in contemporary calf. Possibly associated with the court circle of James Butler (1610-88), first Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. c.1680s.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993), as the Dublin MS: RoJ Δ 10.

National Library of Ireland, MS 2093, pp. 130-1.

RoJ 8.5

Copy, here beginning ‘out of stark love and Arrant devotion’.

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. 215.

RoJ 8.8

Copy in: A commonplace book compiled by Whitelocke Bulstrode (1652-1724), administrator and writer. 1680-93.

Later in the library of J. Eliot Hodgkin, FSA (1829-1912), of Richmond, Surrey, engineer and book collector.

Recorded in HMC, 15th Report, Appendix II (1897), pp. 3 and 18 (where the poems by Rochester at the reverse end are erroneously attributed to Lord Rosebery).

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

RoJ 9

Copy, untitled, here beginning ‘Out of stark love, & kindnes, & arrant devotion’, ascribed to ‘some libertine, I know not whether T. Brown’, dated 23 March 1700/1, the text followed by Joshua Barnes's parody beginning ‘Out of stark love and kindness, with zeal and devotion’.

In: An autograph diary of the antiquary Thomas Hearne (1678-1735), 252 octavo pages, in contemporary calf. 24 June-16 September 1706.

Bodleian, MS Hearne's diaries 11, p. 96.

RoJ 10

Copy, headed ‘By ye E. of Rochester’.

In: A quarto miscellany of poems on affairs of state, in a single neat hand, 79 leaves (plus an index), in modern black leather gilt. Including eleven poems in the Marvell canon (plus further apocryphal poems). c.1680.

Later owned by Dawson Turner (1775-1858), banker, botanist and antiquary. Puttick & Simpson's, 9 June 1859 (Turner sale), lot 389. Purchased from Boone, 9 June 1860.

Recorded in IELM, II.ii, as the ‘Turner MS’: MaA Δ 4. The Marvell poems recorded and selectively collated in Margoliouth and in POAS, I and II.

Edited from this MS in Vieth and in Walker.

British Library, Add. MS 23722, f. 51v.

RoJ 11

Copy of a version headed ‘On Marriage’ and beginning ‘Out of stark Love & errant Devotion’.

In: Ten MS poems, in the hand of Pepys's secretary Paul Lorrain, on leaves bound, together with another related work, in Pepys's printed exemplum of Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). Late 17th century.

Magdalene College, Cambridge, Pepys Library, MS 810(2), p. 23.

An Allusion (‘The freeborn English Generous and wise’)

First published in The Genius of True English-men (London, 1680). Love, p. 55 (21-line version) and pp. 257-8 (30-line version). Also attributed to Robert Wolseley.

RoJ 11.1

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 1 (RoJ Δ 9). Early 18th century.

Edited from tis MS in Love.

The Marquess of Bath, Longleat House, Thynne Papers, Vol. XXVII , [unspecified page numbers].

RoJ 11.3

Copy in: A miscellany of verse and prose, mainly on affairs of state, 176 pages, in Middle Hill boards. c.1700.

Formerly Phillipps MS 10984. Sotheby's, 5 June 1899, lot 995. Then owned by F.W. Cock. Sotheby's, 8 May 1944 (Cock sale), lot 235. P.J. Dobell's sale catalogue 97 (1947), item 179.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. d. 53, p. 23 et seq.

RoJ 11.4

Copy in: A folio verse miscellany, entitled ‘The Muse's Magazine, or Poeticall Miscelanies, in two parts’, in a single hand, 189 leaves. Including 27 poems by Cowley; eleven poems by Katherine Philips, evidently derived from printed sources; 10 poems by Rochester, as well as apocryphal items; twelve poems by Sedley, plus one of doubtful authorship; and 15 poems by Waller, evidently derived from printed sources. Early 18th century.

A note on a flyleaf relating to the bookseller John Dunton (1659-1733): ‘John Dunton His Book, for which Mr. Corbet at ye Addisons Head, accepted One Half Guinea in full Payment for it, as Witness my Hand, Hannah Rakley’. A note on f. 1: ‘Since I had transcrib'd this whole Book, I met with some state Poems of these later times, mostly since K. George's Accession to the Crown [1714] which I have here inserted, as a supplement to these state Poems which make a part of this Collection by themselves’. Date at the end of the volume: ‘1718’, and some notes on a flyleaf dated ‘1724’.

The ‘Mr. Corbet’ from whom Dunton purchased this MS was evidently the bookseller Thomas Corbett (fl. 1705-43), who ran his business at the Addison's Head, next to the Rose Tavern, without Temple Bar, from 1719 until his death in 1743. Neither Dunton nor Corbett are known to have used this MS for publication purposes.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993), as the ‘Dunton MS’: PsK Δ 8; RoJ Δ 4; SeC Δ 1; WaE Δ 10.

For John Dunton's career, see Stephen Parks, John Dunton and the English Book Trade: A Study of His Career with a Checklist of His Publications (New York & London, 1970).

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 173, f. 117r et seq.

RoJ 11.5

Copy in: A folio miscellany of poems on affairs of state, largely in a single neat hand, with later hands at the end, 114 leaves (some leaves excised), wth an index (f. 114r-v), in 19th-century half black morocco. c.1700.

Purchased on 4 July 1873 from William Carew Hazlitt (1834-1913), bibliographer and writer.

British Library, Add. MS 29497, f. 63r et seq.

RoJ 11.6

Copy, headed ‘Tacit de vita Agric. An Allusion’.

In: A quarto miscellany of poems on affairs of state, in two or more professional hands, 222 leaves (plus blanks), in contemporary red panelled morocco gilt. c.late 1680s.

British Library, Harley MS 6913, f. 50r-v.

RoJ 11.7

Copy in: A folio volume comprising two apparently independent miscellanies of poems on affairs of state, each in probably more than one professional hand, in variant styles, 199 pages, in modern cloth. Part I, ff. 1r-110v (poems dated 1667-83); Part II, ff. 111r-99r, on larger paper (poems dated 1680-7). c.1680s.

Cited in IELM, II.ii, as the Advocates MS: MaA Δ 8. Works by Marvell recorded and some poems collated in POAS, I.

National Library of Scotland, Adv. MS 19.1.12, f. 97v et seq.

RoJ 11.8

Copy in: A formal folio miscellany of poems on affairs of state, including eleven by Rochester and Sodom, as well as apocryphal items, probably in a single professional hand, 444 leaves (including a six-leaf index). c.1690s.

Cited in IELM, II.ii as the Vienna MS: RoJ Δ 12. Discussed in Rudolf Brotanek, ‘Beschreibung der Handschrift 14090 (Supplement 1776) der Nationalbibliothek in Wien’, in Festschrift der Nationalbibliothek in Wien (Vienna, 1926), 145-62. Recorded and selectively collated in Vieth and in Walker.

Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna, Cod. 14090, f. 183r et seq.

RoJ 11.9

Copy in: A quarto miscellany of poems on affairs of state, largely in a single hand, 304 pages (plus an Index and blanks), in contemporary calf. c.1680s-90s.

Sotheby's, 21-22 April 1958, lot 397, to Seven Gables bookshop. In the collection of Robert H. Taylor (1908-85), American book and manuscript collector. Formerly Restoration poetry MS 3.

A microfilm of this volume is in the British Library, M/546.

Princeton, RTC01 No. 36, p. 150 et seq.

RoJ 11.91

Copy in: A folio miscellany of poems on affairs of state, in a single professional hand, in two volumes: Vol. I, including twelve poems by Rochester and Sodom, as well as apocryphal item, spp. 1-461 (plus index); Vol. II, pp. 462-842 (with irregularities of pagination). This MS is closely related to Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna, Cod. 14090. c.1690s-1700.

Later owned by Alexander Dyce (1798-1869), literary scholar and editor, who records that £50 ‘was given by Perry, for these 2 volumes’.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993), as the Dyce MS: RoJ Δ 15.

Victoria and Albert Museum, Dyce MS 43 (Pressmark Dyce 25.F.37-38), p. 343.

RoJ 11.92

Copy 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. 1196 et seq.

RoJ 11.93

Copy of the 21-line version, cited in ‘To the Reader’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 2 (RoJ Δ 17). c.mid-1680s.

Edited from this MS in Love, p. 55.

Yale, Osborn MS b 334, p. 148.

RoJ 11.94

Copy, headed ‘The Charrecter of the English by Mr Wolseley’.

In: A folio verse miscellany, in a single hand, compiled by Nathaniel Hamby, of Wymondham, Norfolk, 648 pages, in morocco gilt. c.1729.

This MS recorded in Nicholas Fisher, ‘Rochester's An Allusion to Tacitus’, N&Q, 255, No. 4 (December 2010), 503-6.

Yale, Osborn MS c 244, pp. 290-1.

RoJ 11.95

Copy in: A folio composite volume of separate copies of poems, in various hands and paper sizes, c.257 pages, now disbound. Late 17th century.

Sotheby's, 14 March 1961, lot 573. Formerly at Yale ‘Box 89, No. 3’.

Microfilm in the British Library, M/608.

Yale, Osborn MS fb 108, p. 367.

An Allusion to Horace, the Tenth Satyr of the First Book (‘Well, sir, 'tis granted I said Dryden's rhymes’)

First published in Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). Vieth, pp. 120-6. Walker, pp. 99-102. Love, pp. 71-4.

RoJ 12

Copy in: A large folio miscellany of verse and prose, in a single accomplished professional hand, 756 pages (including over 200 blank leaves). Including (pp. 217-429) 87 poems, chiefly on affairs of state, of which thirty are by Rochester; other contents comprising (pp. 1-71) a transcript of a Royal Household Establishment Book of William and Mary (1689-97); (pp. 75-212) a collection of legal precedents; and (pp. 442-543) copies of documents relating to the New Forest. c.1698-1700s.

Evidently compiled either for Henry Somerset (1629-1700), first Duke of Beaufort, Privy Councillor, or for his son Henry (1661-98), Marquess of Worcester, or else for his grandson, Henry Somerset (1684-1714), second Duke of Beaufort, who was Warden of the New Forest.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993) as the ‘Badminton MS’: RoJ Δ 1. Discussed and contents listed, with facsimile examples, in Michael Brennan and Paul Hammond, ‘The Badminton Manuscript: A New Miscellany of Restoration Verse’, EMS, 5 (1995), 171-207.

The Duke of Beaufort, Badminton, FmE 3/12, pp. 292-6.

RoJ 13

Copy in: A quarto composite miscellany of poems on affairs of state, 137 pages (plus eight pages of later additions and eight blank pages), in modern cloth. In a single hand, including sixteen poems by Rochester, pp. 139-46 occupied by charges of the Grand Jury added after 1714. c.1680s.

Recorded in IELM II.ii as the Gilpin MS: RoJ Δ 3.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Gyldenstolpe.

Bodleian, MS Eng. misc. e. 536, pp. 91-4.

RoJ 14

Copy, headed ‘In Imitation of the 10th Satire Hor: 1th Lib.’

In: A folio miscellany of poems chiefly on affairs of state, entitled A Collection of Poems, including 27 poems by Rochester (all ascribed to him), xii + 299 pages (plus a number of blanks), including a table of contents, in contemporary calf (rebacked). In a single professional hand but for a few later additions at the very end (pp. 295-8, with some pages tipped-in). c.1690s.

Recorded in IELM, II.ii as the Harvard MS: RoJ Δ 7.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Harvard, fMS Eng 636, pp. 40-6.

RoJ 15

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 7 (RoJ Δ 8). c.1680s-90s.

This MS collated in Hammond and in Walker.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 54, pp. 137-42.

RoJ 16

Copy, subscribed ‘Rochester’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 8 (RoJ Δ 10). c.1680s.

National Library of Ireland, MS 2093, pp. 120-8.

RoJ 17

Copy, headed ‘An Allusion to Horace’.

In: A folio miscellany of poems on affairs of state, in several hands, one professional stylish hand predominating, with (ff. 1r, 2r) a ‘Table’ of contents, 213 leaves, in contemporary blind-stamped calf. Including 29 poems by Rochester (plus a second copy of one) and Sodom, as well as apocryphal items. c.1680s.

Once owned by Thomas Fermor (1698-1753), first Earl of Pomfret, of Easton Neston, Northamptonshire. Also used by one James Parks.

Recorded in Vieth, Gyldenstolpe, and selectively collated in Walker.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 40, ff. 37v-9v.

RoJ 18

Copy in: A formal quarto miscellany, of poems on affairs of state, including 29 poems by Rochester, as well as apocryphal items, in three professional hands (A, pp. 1-278; B, pp. 279-84; C, pp. 285-314), 314 pages (plus blanks), in contemporary red morocco. c.1680.

Once owned by Count Carl Edward Gyldenstolpe (1770-1852) and perhaps originally acquired by Count Nils Gyldenstolpe (1642-1709), Swedish Ambassador at The Hague (in 1679-87).

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993) as the Gyldenstolpe MS: RoJ Δ 14. A complete facsimile edition in Vieth, Gyldenstolpe (1967).

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Royal Library, Stockholm, MS Vu. 69, pp. 145-52.

RoJ 18.5

Quotation, lines 54-6 (here beginning Waller by nature for ye bays design'd), ascribed to ‘Roch’, in an unidentified hand.

In: Exemplum of the ‘Third’ printed edition of Waller's Poems (8°: London, 1668) extensively annotated by Francis Atterbury (1662-1732), Bishop of Rochester, including his rewriting of many poems, a blank page at the beginning annotated in an unidentified hand; pages 49-51 with a note on the irregularities of Waller's verse; the last blank page with other notes on Waller by Atterbury (‘Waller commends no Poet of his times that was in any degree a Rival to him...’) and by an unidentified hand (?Neve). c.1721.

The volume briefly described in H.C. Beeching, Francis Atterbury (1909), pp. 227-31.

Westminster Abbey, CB 67, blank page facing p. 1.

RoJ 19

Copy of lines 5-124, here beginning ‘What e're you write; that wth a flowing Tyde’, imperfect, lacking the opening.

In: A quarto miscellany of poems on affairs of state, entitled Songs & Verses - Upon severall occasions, 406 pages (but pp. 35-44, 63-6, 77-86, 115-32, 153-8, 161-84, and 195-212 excised). Including 30 poems by Rochester (and probably others by him on missing leaves); pp. 1-392 in a single professional hand (that also responsible for Princeton, RTCO1 No. 34); pp. 392-406 in a second hand. c.1680.

Inscribed on the title-page ‘Hansen’: i.e. very probably the diplomat Friedrich Adolphus Hansen, who visited England in September 1680 in the entourage of Charles, electoral Prince Palatine. Owned, in 1951 by Dr A.S.W. Rosenbach (1876-1952), Philadelphia book dealer, collector and scholar.

Cited in IELM, II as the Yale MS: RoJ Δ 16. The MS was identified by David M. Vieth as an independent scribal transcript of the copy-text used for the first edition of Poems on Several Occasions By the Right Honourable, the E. of R— (‘Antwerp’ [i.e. London], 1680): see Attribution, pp. 56-100, and ‘The Text of Rochester and the Editions of 1680’, PBSA, 50 (1956), 243-63. Discussed extensively, and Hansen identified, in Harold Love, ‘Scribal Texts and Literary Communities: The Rochester Circle and Osborn b. 105’, SB, 42 (1989), 219-35. Facsimile of p. 62 in Vieth (1968), frontispiece. Recorded and selectively collated in Vieth (1968) and in Walker.

Edited from this MS in Vieth and in Walker.

Yale, Osborn MS b 105, pp. 87-94.

RoJ 20

Copy, headed ‘Satyr, on the modern poets, An allusion to Horace, The 10th. Satyr of the 1st book. Nempe incomposito dixi pede &c.’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 2 (RoJ Δ 17). c.mid-1680s.

Yale, Osborn MS b 334, pp. 209-15.

RoJ 21

Copy in two hands, headed ‘By the E. of Rochester In imitation of the tenth Satye of the first booke of Horace's Sermons’.

In: A duodecimo verse miscellany, in English and Latin, in several hands, ii + 53 leaves (plus numerous blanks), in contemporary calf. c.1690.

J. Salkeld, sale catalogue No. 222 (17 June 1885), item 273.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Bodleian, MS Add. B. 106, ff. 5r-7r.

RoJ 22

Copy on two conjugate folio leaves. Late 17th century.

In: A folio composite volume of verse, 208 leaves.

Edited in part from this MS in Love. Collated in Walker.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 19, ff. 42r-3r.

RoJ 23

Copy, in an unidentified cursive secretary hand, untitled (but for the Latin quotation), subscribed ‘Ld Rochester’.

In: An octavo miscellany of English and Latin verse and some prose, largely in one mixed hand, 123 leaves, with (ff. 2r-4r) an index, in calf gilt. Compiled by John Watson (d. c.1707), of Queens' College, Cambridge, vicar of Mildenhall, Suffolk. c.1667-73.

Inscribed (f. 1r) ‘Ex dono Drs Barb: Rhodes ...Mri Joan: Rhodes Decemb: 5 1667’; ‘Janawary ye 2 day 1726’; ‘Wm faildham London to ye Land of maderah & from thence to Jamaca’. Purchased from Lilly, 13 July 1850.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

British Library, Add. MS 18220, ff. 121r-3r.

RoJ 24

Copy in: A quarto miscellany of poems chiefly on affairs of state, ff. 4r-153v in a single neat predominantly italic hand, ff. 154r-63 in another hand dated 1687, with (ff. 2r-3v, 165r-6r) a table of contents, 166 leaves (plus blanks), in modern half morocco. Including eight poems in the Marvell canon and his mock-speech by the King (plus apocryphal poems). c.1680s.

Inscribed (f. 1r) ‘Samll. Danvers. 1664’; and (f. 164v) ‘F Danvers’, ‘Samuel Danvers his book’, and ‘W D'anvers’: i.e. probably the family of Sir Samuel Danvers, Bt. (d.1683) of Culworth, Northamptonshire (though not in his hand).

Cited in IELM, II.ii, as the Danvers MS: MaA Δ 5. Marvell contents recorded and selectively collated in Margoliouth and in POAS, I and II.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

British Library, Add. MS 34362, ff. 84r-5v.

RoJ 24.5

Copy, in a neat hand, headed ‘In imitation of ye 10 Satyr of Horace by my Ld Rochester’, on a fragment of two quarto leaves, partly torn away. Late 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. 104r-5v.

RoJ 25

Copy of two folio leaves (misplaced).

In: A large folio guardbook of chiefly verse MSS, in Latin, English and Greek, in various hands, at least some relating to Cambridge University, 408 leaves, in modern half-morocco.

This MS recorded in Vieth; lines 1-62 only collated in Walker.

British Library, Harley MS 6947, ff. 199r-v, 198r-v.

RoJ 26

Copy on two probably once conjugate folio leaves.

In: A folio composite volume of poems, chiefly on affairs of state, in various hands, 67 leaves, in modern quarter crushed morocco on cloth boards gilt. Late 17th century.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

British Library, Sloane MS 655, ff. 51r-2v.

RoJ 27

Copy, subscribed ‘Amsterdam. Oct: 8/79 Capt: Stead gave ye Copy’.

In: An octavo journal and memorandum book, chiefly relating to a journey to the Netherlands and France, 73 leaves. Compiled by one Latimer Ridley. 1679.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

British Library, Sloane MS 1504, ff. 69r-70v.

RoJ 28

Copy, headed ‘A Satyr in Imitation of Horaces Sat. 10. B. 1’ and here beginning ‘Well Sr 'tis granted I say Dryden's Rymes’, subscribed ‘Rochester’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, principally in a single non-professional hand (pp. 1-119), with additions (pp. 56-71) in later hands of c.1702, 71 leaves (plus blanks). c.1680s-1702.

University of California at Los Angeles, 170/68, pp. 9-12.

RoJ 29

Copy, in a cursive hand, headed ‘An Alusion to Horace: Sermon: lib: ye session of the poetes’, on two conjugate quarto leaves. Late 17th century.

In: A collection of unbound verse, in various hands. Probably collected by Dr Samuel Knight (1677/8-1746), clergyman and antiquary.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 42, ff. 106r-7v.

RoJ 30

Copy, headed ‘The Session of Poets by Ld Rochester’.

In: A quarto miscellany, in several hands, 66 leaves (plus 70 blanks), in contemporary calf. Compiled at least in part by George Stanhope (1660-1728), Dean of Canterbury, chiefly while he was at King's College, Cambridge. c.1678-80s.

Inscribed ‘Mrs Denham Cookes 1922 March 10’.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 6339, ff. 13r-15r.

RoJ 30.5

Copy, headed ‘In Imitation of ye. 10th Satyr of ye 1st. Book of Horace By my Ld. Rochester’, on three pages of a pair of conjugate folio leaves. c.1670s.

Later owned by John R.B. Brett-Smith (1917-2003), publisher and bookseller. Sotheby's, 27 May 2004 (John Brett-Smith sale), lot 492.

Facsimile of one page in Sotheby's sale catalogue.

Nicholas Fisher, London, [Rochester ‘Imitation’ MS].

RoJ 31

Copy, headed ‘A Satyr on the Poets’, subscribed ‘Rochester’, in a professional hand, on pp. 28-32, in a disbound fragment of a folio miscellany of poems paginated 1-34. Late 17th century

In: A folio composite miscellany of verse MSS, chiefly poems on affairs of state, in various hands and paper sizes, now disbound in folders.

Among papers of the Hastings family, Earls of Huntingdon.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Harvard, fMS Eng 623, Folder 14, pp. 28-32.

RoJ 32

Copy, headed ‘A Poem on the Poets’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in several hands, one cursive hand predominating, entitled at one end Poems Collected at several Times from the year 1670 and at the other end Collections of several things out of History. begun about the year 1670, written over a period, 336 largely unnumbered pages (plus blanks), 205 pages from one end and 131 pages from the reverse end, in contemporary vellum boards. Compiled chiefly by Sarah Cowper (née Holled, 1644-1720), Lady Cowper, wife of Sir William Cowper, MP (1639-1706), possibly in part from texts supplied by Martin Clifford (c.1624-77), erstwhile secretary of the Duke of Buckingham and Master of the Charterhouse. Including (pp. [91-116]) 26 poems by Sir Charles Sedley as a single group (and copies of a poem of doubtful authorship on pp. [165] and [179]). c.1670-1705.

Recorded in IELM, II.ii, as the Cowper MS: SeC Δ 2. Discussed in Allan Pritchard, ‘Editing from Manuscript: Cowley and the Cowper Papers’, in Editing Poetry from Spenser to Dryden, ed. A.H. De Quehen (New York & London, 1981), pp. 47-76, esp. pp. 62-5, and in Harold Love, ‘Two Rochester Manuscripts Circulated from the Charterhouse’, The Library, 6th Ser. 16/3 (September 1994), 225-9.

Hertfordshire Record Office, DE/P F36, pp. [148-52].

RoJ 33

Copy, headed ‘Rotchestrs censures of the poets’.

In: Fragment of a verse miscellany, possibly of Scottish provenance. Late 17th century.

Acquired from Stonehill, 30 June 1945. Formerly Uncat. MSS. Rochester's Censures.

This MS recorded, as ‘Illinois MS. 30 Je 45 Stonehill’, in Vieth; collated in Walker.

University of Illinois, Post-1650 MS 0191, pp. 209-12.

RoJ 33.5

Copy, headed ‘Writ Anno 1677. An allusion to Horace 10 Satyr 1o booke’, on all four pages of two conjugate folio leaves (followed by DoC 251.5), in a folder of unbound verse (at the top of the box). Late 17th century.

In: the MS described under RoJ 5.5.

National Archives, Kew, C 104/63, [unnumbered item].

RoJ 34

Copy, in a cursive hand, on three pages of a pair of conjugate folio leaves, once folded as a letter or packet, the heading cropped by the binder.

In: A folio composite volume of manuscript and printed verse and prose, in various hands, 59 items, in old reversed calf. Assembled and indexed by Thomas Price (d.1704), a Roman Catholic, of Llanfyllin, Powys.

Later owned by one ‘Prue Haerley’ and by one Henry Parry. Sotheby's, 20 June 1928, lot 539, to Pickering. Pickering and Chatto's sale catalogue No. 651 (1983).

National Library of Wales, NLW MS 22676 D, item 12.

RoJ 35

Copy, in the hand of one of Edmund Waller's daughters.

In: A quarto miscellany of chiefly verse, with some prose and French exercises, including at least seventeen poems by or attributed to Waller, as well as a complete transcript of The Maid's Tragedy Altered, in more than one hand, the predominant hand that of one of Waller's daughters, written from both ends, some of the ascriptions to ‘Mr Waller’ added later in a different hand, 100 unnumbered leaves (including stubs of some extracted leaves [ff. 9-13v, 7r-v rev., 27r-v rev., 35-6v rev.]), in calf. Including such association texts as ‘An Epistle to my father Ox: Sep: ye 17: 1667’ (f. [2v]), ‘On ye Wallers arms’ (f. [15v]), a letter [by Waller] to ‘my Dearest Neece’ (ff. [20-1]) followed by a letter to her ‘Honrd Uncle’ ascribed in another hand to ‘Lady Speake’ (f. 21r-v), and ‘The ffollowing line my ffather write…’ dated from ‘Hallbarn Aprill ye 11 1685’ (f. [33v]). c.1680s [-1700s].

Scribbling inside the covers and on the flyleaves including (several times) the name ‘Edmond Waller’ and ‘Edmund Waller his Bookes’: i.e. very probably the poet's son, Edmund Waller the Younger (1651-99). Pinned inside the cover is a receipt dated 29 September 1645 for money received from Anne Waller, the poet's mother (d. 1653), signed by Anne Darell and witnessed by John Ford and John Pepys.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993), as the Younger Waller MS: WaE Δ 7. Briefly recorded in Thorn-Drury and in Wikelund (1970), pp. 77-8.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], f. [27r-v].

RoJ 36

Copy, headed ‘A Satyr against the present poetts Being an Allusion to Horrace Satyr: X: Booke: 1:...Written by the Earle of Rochester 1677’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 11.92. c.1681.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

Yale, Osborn MS b 54, pp. 974-7.

RoJ 37

Copy, headed ‘Rochesters censure of the poets’, on four folio pages. Copy, headed ‘Rochesters censure of the poets’, on four folio pages, formerly in a composite volume of MS verse and prose collected by Richard Frank (c.1698-1762), of Campsall Hall, Yorkshire. Late 17th century.

Chiefly comprising papers of the Yorkshire antiquary Nathaniel Johnston (1627-1705).

This volume recorded (as Bacon Frank Vol. 21) in HMC, 6th Report (1877), Appendix, pp. 457-8. The rest of the volume, lacking this poem, is now Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 25.

Untraced, [Frank MS].

Answer to a Paper of Verses Sent Him by Lady Betty Felton and Taken out of the Translation of Ovid's ‘Epistles’, 1680 (‘What strange surprise to meet such words as these’)

First published in A Collection of Poems by Several Hands (London, 1693). Vieth, p. 149. Walker, pp. 123-4. Love, p. 43.

RoJ 38

Copy, headed ‘The Earl of Rochester's answer to a paper of verses sent him by L B Felton taken out of ye translation of Ovid's ‘Epistles 1680’’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 3.5. c.1703-9.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 3. 76, f. 79v.

‘Could I but make my wishes insolent’

See RoJ 71-3.

Dialogue (‘When to the King I bid good morrow’)

First published in Vieth, pp. 129-30. Walker, pp. 102-3. Love, p. 91, as ‘Dialogue L: R.’

RoJ 39

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 11.8 (RoJ Δ 12). c.1690s.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution. Collated in Walker.

Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna, Cod. 14090, f. 20r.

RoJ 40

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 11.91 (RoJ Δ 15). c.1690s-1700.

Edited from this MS by all editors.

Victoria and Albert Museum, Dyce MS 43 (Pressmark Dyce 25.F.37-38), p. 26.

RoJ 40.5

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 17. c.1680s.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 40, f. 78v.

RoJ 41

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 19 (RoJ Δ 16). c.1680.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution; collated in Walker.

Yale, Osborn MS b 105, p. 396.

RoJ 42

Copy in: A quarto miscellany of poems on affairs of state, in at least three professional hands, ii + 124 leaves, in half-calf marbled boards. c.1680s.

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

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution. Collated in Walker.

All Souls College, Oxford, MS 116, f. 22r.

RoJ 43

Copy, headed ‘A Dialogue between Nell Gwyn, & Dutchess of Portsmouth. By E: Rochester’.

In: A folio miscellany of poems on affairs of state entitled A Choice Collection of Poems, Lampoons, Satyrs &ca, xx + 412 pages (339-411 blank). c.1700.

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

This MS collated in POAS, I.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution. Collated in Walker.

Bodleian, MS Firth c. 15, pp. 25-6.

RoJ 44

Copy, headed ‘Dialogue by Ld Rochester’.

In: A quarto miscellany of poems on affairs of state, in six chiefly professional hands, 124 leaves (plus numerous blanks) and including, ff. 123r-4r, two tipped-in octavo leaves, in modern half red crushed morocco on cloth boards gilt. c.1710.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution; collated in Walker.

British Library, Harley MS 6914, f. 2v.

RoJ 44.5

Copy, headed ‘On A Rareshow by ye Ld Rochester’ and here beginning ‘When first I bid King Charles good morrow’.

In: An unbound collection of poems chiefly of a bawdy nature or on affairs of state (including a number in the Rochester and apocryphal Rochester canon), in a non-professional hand, possibly derived at least in part from printed sources, 29 folio leaves. c.1700.

Among the papers of the Turner family of Kirkleatham.

North Yorkshire Record Office, ZK MIC 1275/9785, f. [4v].

A Dialogue between Strephon and Daphne (‘Prithee now, fond fool, give o'er’)

First published in Poems, &c. on Several Occasions (London, 1691). Vieth, pp. 7-9. Walker, pp. 12-14. Love (two versions), pp. 300-1, as ‘[Epigram on Samuel Pordage]’, among ‘Impromptus’.

RoJ 45

Copy, headed ‘Song / Strephon. Daphny’, set out as eighteen four-line stanzas and numbered in darker ink ‘1’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 2 (RoJ Δ 17). c.mid-1680s.

Edited from this MS in Love.

Yale, Osborn MS b 334, pp. 178-82.

RoJ 45.5

Copy, incomplete, beginning at stanza 5 ‘(Love like other little boys’).

In: the MS described under RoJ 1 (RoJ Δ 9). Early 18th century.

The Marquess of Bath, Longleat House, Thynne Papers, Vol. XXVII , ff. 56r-7r.

RoJ 45.8

Copy of stanzas 4-7 (lines 13-28), beginning ‘Tell me then the reason why’, subscribed ‘Sr John Suckling’.

In: A quarto miscellany of verse and prose, chiefly in one cursive hand, written from both ends, 271 leaves (including numerous blanks), in contemporary vellum boards. c.1700.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt 48, f. 42v.

The Disabled Debauchee (‘As some brave admiral, in former war’)

First published in Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). Vieth, pp. 116-17. Walker, pp. 97-9. Love, pp. 44-5.

RoJ 46

Copy, headed ‘The Maim'd Drunkard’ and here beginning ‘As some old Admiral in former war’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 12 (RoJ Δ 1). c.1698-1700s.

The Duke of Beaufort, Badminton, FmE 3/12, pp. 241-3.

RoJ 47

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 4. c.1667-82 [the poems by Marvell and Rochester c.1670s].

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

Bodleian, MS Don. b. 8, pp. 409-11.

RoJ 48

Copy, headed ‘The Maim'd Debauchee’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 13 (RoJ Δ 3). c.1680s.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Gyldenstolpe.

Bodleian, MS Eng. misc. e. 536, pp. 89-90.

RoJ 48.5

Copy, headed ‘The Maymed Drunkard’.

In: An octavo miscellany of Restoration poems, chiefly upon affairs of state, ii + 89 octavo leaves, in 19th-century red morocco. Predominantly in a single professional hand, with subsequent corrections or annotations in other hands or inks, and (f. 89v) with a pencil note after a table of contents ‘This Book is written by Brown’. Late 17th century.

Bookplate of Edward Vernon Utterson (1776?-1856), of the Isle of Wight, artist, book collector and literary antiquary. Sotheby's, 19 April 1852, lot 1318. Owned after 1911 by Robert Ashburton Milnes, afterwards Crewe-Milnes (1858-1945), first Marquess of Crewe, politician. Christie's, 26 November 1997, lot 75.

British Library, Add. MS 73540, ff. 71r-2r.

RoJ 49

Copy, headed ‘Thee Disabled Debauch’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 6 (RoJ Δ 6). c.1680s-1700s.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 1. 3/1, pp. 77-8.

RoJ 50

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 14 (RoJ Δ 7). c.1690s.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Harvard, fMS Eng 636, pp. 1-3.

RoJ 51

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 7 (RoJ Δ 8). c.1680s-90s.

Edited in part from this MS in Love. Collated in Hammond and in Walker.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 54, pp. 86-8.

RoJ 52

Copy, in double columns, here beginning ‘As some old Admirall in former war’, subscribed ‘Rochester’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 8 (RoJ Δ 10). c.1680s.

National Library of Ireland, MS 2093, pp. 129-30.

RoJ 53

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 17. c.1680s.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Gyldenstolpe.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 40, f. 123r-v.

RoJ 54

Copy, headed ‘The maim'd Debauchee / The E. of Rochester to his Companions when he lay sick’, subscribed ‘Rochester’.

In: An octavo miscellany of verse and prose, chiefly on affairs of state, including nine poems by Rochester, as well as apocryphal items, in a single small hand, 356 pages (misnumbered in pencil 1-344 and lacking the first few original leaves), in contemporary boards. Probably compiled by an Anglican cleric (or student before taking orders) associated with Cambridge University. c.late 1690s-1704.

Later owned by John R.B. Brett-Smith (1917-2003), publisher and bookseller. In the collection of Robert H. Taylor (1908-85), American book and manuscript collector. Formerly Restoration poetry MS 5.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993), as the Cambridge Miscellany MS: RoJ Δ 13.

Princeton, RTC01 No. 38, pp. 128-30.

RoJ 55

Copy, headed ‘The Maim'd Drunkard’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 18 (RoJ Δ 14). c.1680.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Royal Library, Stockholm, MS Vu. 69, pp. 47-50.

RoJ 56

Copy, headed ‘Upon his lyeing in & cou'd not drinke By ye E: of R:’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 19 (RoJ Δ 16). c.1680.

Edited from this MS in Vieth; collated in Walker.

Yale, Osborn MS b 105, pp. 71-5.

RoJ 56.5

Copy, headed ‘The Disable'd Debauch’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 8.5. c.1705.

Private owners in the UK, Mylne MS, pp. 253-5.

RoJ 57

Copy, headed ‘The Debauch disabled’, on a single leaf.

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. 66r.

RoJ 58

Copy, lacking the last three stanzas.

In: A miscellany of academic orations, verse, satires, etc., in Latin and English, iv + 111 leaves, in limp vellum. Compiled by William Doble (1649/50-75), of Trinity College, Oxford. c.1669-74.

R.C. Hatchwell, sale catalogue No. 23 (1973), item 50.

This MS reproduced in facsimile, transcribed and discussed in Clive T. Probyn, ‘A New Draft of Rochester's Disabled Debauchee’, The Scriblerian, 8 (1975), 1-4, and see also David Vieth's corrections to Probyn's transcript in ‘Errata’, The Scriblerian, 9 (1977), 147-8; collated in Walker.

Bodleian, MS Don. f. 29, fols 24v, 23v rev.

RoJ 59

Copy, omitting stanza 10, subscribed ‘John E Rochester’.

In: A quarto miscellany of poems on affairs of state, in a single neat hand, iv + 248 pages, imperfect at the end, in contemporary calf. Compiled by an Oxford University man. End of 17th century.

Sold by J.W. Jarvis & Sons, 5 December 1888.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 4, pp. 187-8.

RoJ 60

Copy, headed ‘My Ld Rochestrs’. The text followed by a Latin translation.

In: A quarto miscellany of poems on affairs of state, i + 66 leaves. c.early 1700s.

Inscribed name (f. ir) ‘Nathaniell Spinxs’.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 81, f. 22r.

RoJ 61

Copy, headed ‘By my Ld Buckhurst:’.

In: A quarto miscellany of plays (by George Wilde, of St John's College, Oxford) and English and Latin verse, in several hands, probably associated with Oxford, written over a period from both ends, 158 leaves, in 19th-century half black morocco. c.late 1630s-late 17th century.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

British Library, Add. MS 14047, f. 130v rev.

RoJ 62

Copy, the poem here dated 1675.

In: the MS described under RoJ 10. c.1680.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

British Library, Add. MS 23722, f. 52r-v.

RoJ 63

Copy, untitled.

In: An octavo miscellany of verse and prose, in a single predominantly italic hand, 102 leaves (plus sixteen blanks), in contemporary calf. Compiled probably by one Thomas Martin (inscribed on the first page ‘Thomæ Martin Lib’ and including correspondence of ‘T M’). c.1674-6.

Inscribed at the beginning and end ‘For Mr John Souter at Mr John Merttins at Cushione Court in Broadstreet London’, ‘For Mr John Sowter at Mr John Merttins at his hous on Garlick hil next door to yeGreyhound Taverne’, and ‘Mr Nicholas Holoway at ye golden Ball in Nicholas lane London’.

Clark Library, Los Angeles, M3835M3 L651 [1674-6] Bound, f. [33v].

RoJ 64

Copy, untitled, the poem dated 15 February 1673.

In: A quarto miscellany of verse and prose, in English, Latin and French, in several hands, written from both ends, 360 pages (the majority blank), in old calf. Inscribed (p. [41 rev.]) ‘J. Tyrell’ and compiled at least in part by James Tyrrell (1642-1718), historical writer and friend of the philosopher John Locke (1632-1704), a poem by whom (ff. [16v-17r]) he dockets as ‘By my dear Friend Mr J. Lock’. c.1670s-80s.

Later in the library of Richard Monckton Milnes (1809-85), first Baron Houghton, author and politician, and his son Robert Offley Ashburton Milnes, afterwards Crewe-Milnes (1858-1945), first Marquess of Crewe, politician.

Nicholas Fisher, London, [Tyrrell MS], f. [4r-v].

RoJ 65

Copy, in an accomplished rounded hand, headed ‘The Lord Rochester uppon himselfe’, on one side of a single folio leaf, later endorsed ‘very spirited but, very licentious!’. Late 17th-early 18th century.

In: A bundle of unbound verse MSS, in various hands.

Among papers of the Sackville and Cranfield families, Earls of Dorset and of De la Warr, of Knole Park, Kent.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, U269 F24, [No. 77].

RoJ 66

Copy, headed ‘The Maim'd Debauchee By ye same Author’, on pp. [4-5] of a small quarto booklet of poems by or relating to Rochester. Late 17th century.

In: Miscellaneous literary papers, unbound, assembled by Adam Ottley (1685-1752), Registrar of the diocese of St David's, Wales. Among papers formerly at Pitchford Hall, Shropshire.

National Library of Wales, Pitchford Hall (Ottley) English Literary MSS (uncatalogued), A, A7.

RoJ 66.5

Copy, headed ‘The Maimed Debauchee by ye Ld R--r’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 44.5. c.1700.

North Yorkshire Record Office, ZK MIC 1275/9785, f. [6r-v].

RoJ 67

Copy, headed ‘Lo: R:s Ghost’, imperfect, lacking the last six stanzas.

In: A folio miscellany of poems on affairs of state entitled A Collection of Poems Sayters and Lampoones, 4178 pages (but a number excised). Late 17th century.

Front endpaper inscribed ‘Latchington 2 March 1787’. Later owned by Sir Thomas Phillipps (Phillipps MS 8303). At Yale formerly Chest II, Number 3.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

Yale, Osborn MS fb 140, p. 178.

The Discovery (‘Celia, the faithful servant you disown’)

First published in A Collection of Poems, Written upon several Occasions, By several Persons (London, 1672). Poems, &c. on Several Occasions (London, 1691). Vieth, pp. 17-18. Walker, pp. 15-16. Love, pp. 10-11.

RoJ 68

Copy, here beginning ‘Caelia yt faithfull servant you disown’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 1 (RoJ Δ 9). Early 18th century.

The Marquess of Bath, Longleat House, Thynne Papers, Vol. XXVII , ff. 54v-5r.

RoJ 69

Copy, here beginning ‘Caelia that faithfull Servant you disowne’

In: the MS described under RoJ 2 (RoJ Δ 17). c.mid-1680s.

Yale, Osborn MS b 334, pp. 174-5.

The Earl of Rochester's Answer, to a Paper of Verses, sent him by L.B. Felton, and taken out of the Translation of Ovid's Epistles, 1680 (‘What strange Surprise to meet such Words as these?’)

See RoJ 38.

Epigram on Thomas Otway (‘To form a plot’)

First published in Poems by John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, ed. Vivian de Sola Pinto (London, 1953), p. 118. Vieth, p. 148. Walker, p. 123, untitled. Love, p. 91, as ‘[Lines]’.

*RoJ 70

Autograph, untitled, on one side of part of a folio leaf, the verso with an address panel to ‘the Earle’, once folded as a letter.

In: A folio composite volume of papers of Rochester and his immediate circle, on various paper sizes, 25 leaves, all mounted on guards, in modern black leather gilt. Small collection of nineteen undated leaves of poetical drafts by Rochester and his immediate circle, on single sheets and scraps of paper of various size (folio, quarto, octavo), now inserted in a modern album, comprising: i: ff. 1-11v, autograph drafts of nine poems and a fragment of a prose comedy by Rochester. ii: ff. 12-14, 15-19v, eight autograph poetical drafts (including two versions of the same poem by the poet's wife, Elizabeth (née Mallet), Countess of Rochester (d.1698)). iii: f. 14v, a brief lyric (‘Your glory Phillis is in being lov'd’) in an unidentified hand. c.1660s-80.

Formerly in the library of Edward Harley, second Earl of Oxford (1689-1741), and quite possibly inherited from his father, the statesman Robert Harley, first Earl of Oxford (1661-1724).

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993), as the ‘Portland MS’. First recorded by Francis Needham in 1934 (see RoJ 71, RoJ 435); recorded and printed in part in various of Vivian de Sola Pinto's publications (1935-62); discussed and analysed in Vieth, Attribution, pp. 204-30; the poems by Rochester edited from this MS in Vieth and in Walker (and see also RoJ 633). Facsimile examples in Greene, pp. 71 and 128 (see RoJ 396, RoJ 406); Croft, Autograph Poetry, I, 57-8 (see RoJ 396); Peter Beal, Index of English Literary Manuscripts, Vol. II, part 2 (1993), Facsimile IX.

Edited from this MS by all editors.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 31, f. 11r.

Epilogue to Circe (‘Some few from Wit have this true Maxime got’)

First published, as ‘By the Earl of Rochester’, in Charles D'Avenant, Circe, a Tragedy (London, 1677). Vieth, p. 140. Walker, p. 58. Love, p. 122.

RoJ 70.5

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 17. c.1680s.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 40, f. 225r.

Epistle (‘Could I but make my wishes insolent’)

First published in Welbeck Miscellany No. 2: A Collection of Poems by Several Hands, never before published, ed. Francis Needham (Bungay, Suffolk, 1934), p. 52. Vieth, p. 33. Walker, pp. 17-18. Love, p. 11, as ‘[Draft of a love poem]’.

*RoJ 71

Autograph draft, with revisions, untitled, on two pages of two conjugate sextodecimo leaves.

In: the MS described under RoJ 70. c.1660s-80.

Edited from this MS by all editors.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 31, f. 9r-v.

RoJ 72

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. 20r.

RoJ 73

Copy, in a bold italic hand, untitled, on pp. 1-2 of an unbound pair of conjugate quarto leaves. Late 17th century.

Edited from this MS in Love.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 511.

An Epistolary Essay from M.G. to O.B. upon Their Mutual Poems (‘Dear friend, I hear this town does so abound’)

First published in Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). Vieth, pp. 144-7. Walker, pp. 107-9. Love, pp. 98-101.

RoJ 74

Copy, headed ‘From E.R. to E.M.’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 12 (RoJ Δ 1). c.1698-1700s.

The Duke of Beaufort, Badminton, FmE 3/12, pp. 251-4.

RoJ 75

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 13 (RoJ Δ 3). c.1680s.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Gyldenstolpe.

Bodleian, MS Eng. misc. e. 536, pp. 41a-42b.

RoJ 76

Copy of (i) lines 30-43, headed ‘A Fragment out of Ld Rochester, which may serve as an apology for the whole collection’ and here beginning ‘Perhaps Ill verses ought to be confin'd’, and (ii) lines 89-98, headed ‘Upon Fame — by the same’ and here beginning ‘There's not a thing on Earth that I can name’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 11.4 (RoJ Δ 4). Early 18th century.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 173, f. 132r.

RoJ 76.3

Copy of lines 89-100, headed ‘Upon Comon Fame’, here beginning ‘There's not a thing on Earth yt I can name’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 48.5. Late 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 73540, f. 62r.

RoJ 76.5

Copy, in double columns.

In: A folio volume of transcripts of state papers and parliamentary speeches, chiefly from 1618 to 1679, largely in a single mixed hand, written from both ends, 161 leaves, in old marbled boards. Late 17th century.

British Library, Stowe MS 182, f. 35r-v.

RoJ 76.8

Copy of lines 89-96, beginning ‘To ev'ry Rule their mustie Customers spawn?’.

In: A quarto volume entitled ‘Miscellany Poems, By Severall Hands. Collected by B. Cumberlege’, in various hands or styles of script, with occasional pen-and-ink drawings and use of coloured inks, xiv + 195 pages, including a table of contents, in later calf. c.1703.

Bookplate of Frederick Lewis Gay, of Brookline, Massachusetts, 1916.

Harvard, MS Eng 584, p. 147.

RoJ 77

Copy, headed ‘To My Lord Mulgrave, from Rochester. An Epistolary Essay From M.G. to O.B. Upon their Mutuall Poems’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 14 (RoJ Δ 7). c.1690s.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Harvard, fMS Eng 636, pp. 4-8.

RoJ 78

Copy, headed ‘A Letter from the E. of R: to my Lord O.B.’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 7 (RoJ Δ 8). c.1680s-90s.

This MS collated in Hammond and in Walker.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 54, pp. 108-12.

RoJ 79

Copy, headed ‘Part of an Epistolary Essay from M:G: to G:B: upon ye Mutuall poems’ and here beginning ‘Dr Friend, It seems ys town does so abound’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 1 (RoJ Δ 9). Early 18th century.

The Marquess of Bath, Longleat House, Thynne Papers, Vol. XXVII , ff. 58v-9r.

RoJ 80

Copy, headed ‘An Epistolary Essay from J.N. to J.S. upon their mutuall poems. by. E. Rochestr for liberty of writeing’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 8 (RoJ Δ 10). c.1680s.

National Library of Ireland, MS 2093, pp. 1-8.

RoJ 81

Copy, headed ‘From E:R: to E:M:’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 17. c.1680s.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 40, ff. 16r-17v.

RoJ 82

Copy, headed ‘An Epistolary Essay from M.B. to O.G. upon their mutuall Poems’, subscribed Rochester.

In: the MS described under RoJ 54 (RoJ Δ 13). c.late 1690s-1704.

Edited in part from this MS in Love.

Princeton, RTC01 No. 38, pp. 117-20.

RoJ 82.5

Copy of lines 1-45, on one side of a folio leaf, lacking the rest, in the hand of Sir John Molyneux, third Baronet, headed ‘An Epistolary Essay’. Late 17th century.

In: A folio composite volume of over thirty verse manuscripts, in various hands, including that of Sir John Molyneux, third Baronet (1623-91).

Among the papers of the Molyneux family of Teversall, Nottinghamshire. Donated in 1977 by the eighth Lord Carnarvon.

Discussed, with facsimile examples, in Paul Davis, ‘An Unrecorded Collection of Restoration Scribal Verse Including Three New Rochester Manuscripts’, EMS 18 (2013), 139-172.

University of Nottingham, Molyneux Papers, Vol. II, MOL 237.

RoJ 83

Copy, headed ‘From E:R: to E:M.’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 18 (RoJ Δ 14). c.1680.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Royal Library, Stockholm, MS Vu. 69, pp. 71-6.

RoJ 84

Copy, headed ‘An Epistolary Essay very delightfull and solid from ye Ld: R: to ye Ld: M: upon their mutuall Poems’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 19 (RoJ Δ 16). c.1680.

Edited from this MS in Vieth and in Walker

Yale, Osborn MS b 105, pp. 1-7.

RoJ 85

Copy, headed ‘An Epistolary Essay Very delightfull and Sollid from M:G: to O:B: Vpon their mutuall Poems’ and here beginning ‘Dear friend / It seemes this Towne does soe abound’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 2 (RoJ Δ 17). c.mid-1680s.

Yale, Osborn MS b 334, pp. 163-7.

RoJ 86

Copy, untitled.

In: A folio volume principally of poems, the majority (at least 20) by Edmund Waller, some probably by members of his family, 73 unnumbered leaves, in calf gilt. Including copies of various drafts, fragments and extracts, as well as poems by other writers such as Anne Wharton, Sir Charles Berkeley, Sir Thomas Higgons (including part of a play by him), Elizabeth Taylor (Lady Wythens, afterwards Lady Colepeper), ‘Ephelia’, George Granville, the Duke of Buckingham, Sir George Etherege, the Earl of Rochester, James Shirley, and Thomas Rymer, also extracts from Dryden and Davenant; almost entirely in the hand of one of Waller's daughters, with considerable variation of style; an apparently second, unidentified, hand copying verse and prose (‘Memoire…par le Sieur Lycelot…Le 9me de Decembre 1687’ and ‘Instructions to the Judges of Assize &c Lent 1687/8’) on ff. [23r, 62r-7v, 70v]; two of these leaves ([65r and 70v]) docketed in a later hand (after 1713) ‘The Handwriting of Dr Atterbury’ and ‘Bishp Atterbury’ [meaning perhaps copied from Atterbury's writing (see WaE Δ 15)]; a draft letter addressed (as is clear from the content) to Catherine, Lady Ranelagh (1614-91), sister of the ‘noble and learned…Mr [Robert] Boyle’, on f. [16v], enclosing ‘ffathers last verses’ [not specified], noting his reluctance to write anything for the forthcoming marriage of Princess Anne and Prince George of Denmark [which took place on 28 July 1684], and observing that he has ‘now consecrated his remayning facullty in vers to devotion’; a poem ‘Of his voyage vp the river to vissett’ (beginning ‘In my breast Eternall flames’) on f. [71r] ascribed to ‘Mrs M Waller’ (presumably Waller's second wife, Mary Bresse or Breaux, d. 1677); some scribbling and calculations on ff. 3r, 71v, 72v, 73v, a label on the spine erroneously identifying the volume as a compilation by Brian Fairfax (1637-1711). c.1693-8.

Later owned by Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1798-1872), manuscript and book collector: Phillipps MS 9096.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993) as the ‘Harvard MS’: WaE Δ 6.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution.

Harvard, fMS Eng 602, ff. [58r-9v].

RoJ 87

Copy, in a professional hand, headed ‘A Letter To My Lord Musgraue’, subscribed ‘Rochester’, in a disbound fragment of a folio miscellany of poems. Late 17th century.

In: the MS described under RoJ 31.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Harvard, fMS Eng 623, Folder 12, pp. 39-42.

RoJ 88

Copy, untitled.

In: An octavo verse miscellany. End of 17th century.

Once owned by Henry Bracegirdle of Merton College, Oxford, who gave it to Hugh Massey in 1674. Dobell's catalogue Literature of the Restoration (1918), item 1274. Colbeck, Radford & Co., The Ingatherer No. 38 (1934), item 224.

King's College, Cambridge, Hayward Collection, H. 11. 14, pp. 7-11.

RoJ 89

Copy, headed ‘My Ld R. to my Ld M’; imperfect, lacking p. 113.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, 148 pages (lacking pp. 55-8, 117-26). Late 17th century.

Dobell's sale catalogue The Literature of the Restoration (1918), item 1284. Afterwards owned by John Sparrow (1906-92), literary scholar and book collector.

Bodleian, MS Don. e. 176, pp. 109-12.

RoJ 89.5

Copy of lines 89-100, headed ‘Fame’ and here beginning ‘There's not a thing on Earth that I can Name’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, entitled ‘Poems & Verses on Several Occasions, MDCCXXVI’, in a mainly single hand, 66 leaves (plus blanks), in contemporary green vellum boards. 1726-c.1768.

The title-page inscribed ‘Anna. Rogers. Junr: 1768’.

Discussed in Paul Hammond, ‘Some Eighteenth-Century Texts and Adaptations of Rochester in Leeds MS Lt 110’, EMS 18 (2013 forthcoming).

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 110, f. 60r.

RoJ 90

Copy, headed ‘A Letter from My Lord Rochester to the Earl of M.’, on three pages of two conjugate quarto leaves. Late 17th century.

Formerly Osborn MS. Chest II. Number 28.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

Yale, Osborn Poetry Box VI/58 .

The Fall (‘How blest was the created state’)

First published in Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). Vieth, p. 86. Walker, p. 26. Love, p. 26.

RoJ 91

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 12 (RoJ Δ 1). c.1698-1700s.

The Duke of Beaufort, Badminton, FmE 3/12, p. 315.

RoJ 92

Copy in: Fragment of a quarto miscellany of poems on affairs of state. Originally 90 leaves, but many excised and now comprising 24 leaves (plus blanks), ff. 4r-22r in a single professional hand; ff. 22v-6v (first stanza) in a later, less tidy, hand of the early 18th century; ff. 26v [after first stanza]-27r apparently in a third hand. Late 17th - early 18th century.

Inscribed twice on the front paste-down ‘Richard Ashley’ and a deleted inscription possibly reading ‘Lowes Park’. Purchased c.1960 from a bookstall in Paris.

A complete facsimile edition of this MS, with discussion of the texts, in Pierre Danchin, ‘A Late Seventeenth-Century Miscellany’, Cahiers Élisabéthains, 22 (Universite Paul Valery-Montpellier, October 1982), 51-86. Recorded in IELM, II.ii (1993) as the Ashley MS: RoJ Δ 5.

Professor Pierre Danchin, [Ashley MS], f. 16r.

RoJ 93

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 14 (RoJ Δ 7). c.1690s.

Edited from this MS in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Harvard, fMS Eng 636, pp. 66-7.

RoJ 94

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 7 (RoJ Δ 8). c.1680s-90s.

Edited from this MS in Walker. Collated in Hammond.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 54, p. 130.

RoJ 95

Copy, headed ‘Song The Fall’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 1 (RoJ Δ 9). Early 18th century.

The Marquess of Bath, Longleat House, Thynne Papers, Vol. XXVII , ff. 51v-2r.

RoJ 96

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 17. c.1680s.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 40, ff. 49v-50r.

RoJ 97

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 18 (RoJ Δ 14). c.1680.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker. Facsimile in Vieth, Gyldenstolpe.

Royal Library, Stockholm, MS Vu. 69, p. 175.

RoJ 98

Copy, headed ‘The Fall a Song’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 19 (RoJ Δ 16). c.1680.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

Yale, Osborn MS b 105, pp. 149-50.

RoJ 99

Copy, headed ‘Song. The Fall’, numbered in a darker ink ‘10’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 2 (RoJ Δ 17). c.mid-1680s.

Yale, Osborn MS b 334, pp. 190-1.

RoJ 100

Copy, headed ‘The ffall of Man’, with other verses, on one side of a single folio leaf. Late 17th century.

In: A folio composite volume of verse MSS, in various hands, 171 leaves, in 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 MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution.

British Library, Add. MS 27408, f. 11r.

<Fragment> (‘What vain, unnecessary things are men!’)

First published in Poems by John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, ed. Vivian de Sola Pinto (London, 1953), p. 118. Vieth, pp. 102-3. Walker, p. 90-1, as ‘[Fragment of a Satire on Men]’. Love, pp. 74-6, as [Satire].

*RoJ 101

Autograph draft with revisions, untitled, on three pages of a pair of conjugate octavo leaves.

In: the MS described under RoJ 70. c.1660s-80.

Edited from this MS in Vieth and in Walker.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 31, f. 12r-v.

RoJ 102

Copy, in a bold italic hand, untitled, on both sides of a single quarto leaf, imperfect. Late 17th century.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 510.

‘Great Mother of Aeneas, and of Love’

First published in Poems by John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, ed. Vivian de Sola Pinto (London, 1953), p. 50. Vieth, pp. 34-5. Walker, p. 50. Love, p. 109, as ‘[Translation of Lucretius, De rerum natura, i. 1-4]’.

*RoJ 103

Autograph draft, with revisions, untitled, on one side of a single folio leaf.

In: the MS described under RoJ 70. c.1660s-80.

Edited from this MS by all editors.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 31, f. 7r.

Grecian Kindness (‘The utmost grace the Greeks could show’)

First published in Poems, &c. on Several Occasions (London, 1691). Vieth, p. 53. Walker, p. 19. Love, p. 17.

RoJ 104

Copy, untitled but numbered ‘(1)’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 2 (RoJ Δ 17). c.mid-1680s.

Edited in part from this MS in Love.

Yale, Osborn MS b 334, p. 177.

RoJ 104.1

Copy. of lines 1-4, headed ‘Song / A young Lady to her Antient Lover’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 1 (RoJ Δ 9). Early 18th century.

The Marquess of Bath, Longleat House, Thynne Papers, Vol. XXVII , f. 60v.

The History of Insipids (‘Chaste, pious, prudent, Charles the Second’)

See Vivian de Sola Pinto in ‘“The History of Insipids”: Rochester, Freke, and Marvell’, MLR, 65 (1970), 11-15 (and see also Walker, p. xvii). Rejected by Vieth, by Walker, and by Love.

RoJ 104.2

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 42. c.1680s.

All Souls College, Oxford, MS 116, ff. 18r-21v.

RoJ 104.25

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 48.5. Late 17th century.

See Vivian de Sola Pinto in ‘“The History of Insipids”: Rochester, Freke, and Marvell’, MLR, 65 (1970), 11-15 (and see also Walker, p. xvii).

British Library, Add. MS 73540, ff. 5v? [pp. 127-36].

RoJ 104.26

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 48.5. Late 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 73540, ff. 64r-8v.

RoJ 104.28

Copy in: A folio miscellany of poems on affairs of state, in two or more professional hands, 303 leaves, in modern black morocco gilt. In two parts: Part I on ff. 1r-149r (followed by blanks and then an index on ff. 150-1); Part II, on ff. 152-302 (with an addition in another hand on f. 303), entitled A Collection of the most choice and Private Poems, Lampoons &c from the withdrawing of the late King James 1688 to the year 1701 Collected by a Person of Quality. c.1703.

A note of payment (f. 1r) for purchase on 25 March 1703. Owned by Robert Harley, first Earl of Oxford (1661-1724).

Cited in IELM, II.i, as the ‘Harley MS’: MaA Δ 6. Marvell recorded and selectively collated in Margoliouth and in POAS, I and II.

British Library, Harley MS 7315, ff. 72v-7v.

RoJ 104.3

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 4. c.1667-82 [the poems by Marvell and Rochester c.1670s].

See Vivian de Sola Pinto in ‘“The History of Insipids”: Rochester, Freke, and Marvell’, MLR, 65 (1970), 11-15 (and see also Walker, p. xvii).

Bodleian, MS Don. b. 8, pp. 527-9.

RoJ 104.31

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 26. Late 17th century.

British Library, Sloane MS 655, ff. 49r-50v.

RoJ 104.32

Copy in: An unbound bundle of verse MSS, in various hands. Late 17th century.

Among archives of the Copped (or Copt) Hall estate, chiefly relating to the Conyers family.

Essex Record Office, Chelsmsford, D/DW Z3, [unnumbered item].

RoJ 104.35

Copy, in a professional rounded hand, on five folio pages, once folded as a letter or packet, slightly imperfect. Late 17th century.

See Vivian de Sola Pinto in ‘“The History of Insipids”: Rochester, Freke, and Marvell’, MLR, 65 (1970), 11-15 (and see also Walker, p. xvii).

Huntington, EL 8808.

RoJ 104.36

Copy. Late 17th century.

King's College, Cambridge, Hayward Collection, H. 10. 81.

RoJ 104.38

Copy, in a professional italic hand, in double columns, on three pages of two conjugate folio leaves, once folded as a letter or packet. Late 17th century.

In: A folio composite volume of state and miscellaneous papers, in various hands, 296 leaves, in modern half-morocco.

Among the collections of Thomas Tenison (1636-1715), Archbishop of Canterbury.

Lambeth Palace Library, MS 711, ff. 151r-2r.

RoJ 104.4

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 11.4 (RoJ Δ 4). Early 18th century.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 173, ff. 111r-13r.

RoJ 104.41

Copy, headed ‘The Chronicle’.

In: An oblong quarto miscellany chiefly of poems on affairs of state, including ten in the Marvell canon and other works attributed to him, largely in a single hand, with later additions in other hands, written along the length of the page with the spine upwards, i + 92 leaves, in contemporary calf. Used from the reverse end, for a 79-page catalogue of c.1400 books dating from 1519 to the mid-18th century, in two hands, headed ‘Catalogue of Mr. Okeover's Library taken Septr: 1760’ with a supplement headed ‘Found in London in Feby 1764 by Mr. Walhouse — after Mr. Leeke Okeover's death in Mr. Okeover's house in John Street, Gray's Inn Lane, London’. c.late 1670s [-1764].

Inscribed (f. ir) ‘tho may’. Sotheby's, 22 July 1980, lot 541.

Cited in IELM, II.ii, as the ‘Okeover MS’: MaA Δ 7.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 55, ff. 43v-5v.

RoJ 104.42

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 11.7. c.1680s.

National Library of Scotland, Adv. MS 19.1.12, ff. 44v-6v.

RoJ 104.43

Copy, in double columns, on both sides of a single folio leaf.

In: Two poems, in a professional cursive hand, on three folio leaves, once folded as a letter or packet. Late 17th century.

National Library of Wales, Herbert of Cherbury Manuscripts and Papers M 1/1/22, pp. [5-6].

RoJ 104.44

Copy, on three pages of a pair of conjugate folio leaves.

In: MSS.

Among papers of the Herbert family, Barons Herbert of Cherbury. Formerly Powis MSS (1990 deposit).

National Library of Wales, Herbert of Cherbury Manuscripts and Papers, [uncatalogued box containing verse], [unnumbered item].

RoJ 104.46

Copy, headed ‘The History of the Tymes’.

In: A folio miscellany of poems on affairs of state, including twelve poems in the Marvell canon (plus prose and apocryphal poems), in probably a single professional hand with variations of style (but for another hand on pp. 189-92), 192 pages (plus over 90 blank leaves and an Index), in modern red morocco. The predominant hand in the MS is the same as that in Yale Osborn MS b 105. c.1680s.

In the collection of Robert H. Taylor (1908-85), American book and manuscript collector. Formerly Restoration poetry MS 1.

Marvell items recorded and some poems collated in POAS, I.

Princeton, RTC01 No. 34, pp. 94-100.

RoJ 104.48

Copy, headed ‘The Cronicle’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 11.9. c.1680s-90s.

Princeton, RTC01 No. 36, pp. 79-88.

RoJ 104.5

Copy in: A folio composite volume of state letters, speeches and other papers, in various largely professional hands, folio- and quarto-size leaves, 577 leaves.

See Vivian de Sola Pinto in ‘“The History of Insipids”: Rochester, Freke, and Marvell’, MLR, 65 (1970), 11-15 (and see also Walker, p. xvii).

Bodleian, MS Rawl. D. 924, f. 316r et seq.

RoJ 104.51

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 54 (RoJ Δ 13). c.late 1690s-1704.

See Vivian de Sola Pinto in ‘“The History of Insipids”: Rochester, Freke, and Marvell’, MLR, 65 (1970), 11-15 (and see also Walker, p. xvii).

Princeton, RTC01 No. 38, ff. 76-81.

RoJ 104.52

Copy in: A quarto volume of Poems upon Affairs of State, 170 pages (plus 80 blanks), in contemporary black morocco gilt. Predominantly in a single professional hand, with a table of contents at the end, the volume produced under the auspices of the manuscript purveyor ‘Captain’ Robert Julian (fl. c.1650-90), ‘Secretary of the Muses’, with a few additions in two other professional hands and by subsequent owners. c.1680s.

Inscribed by William Stanley (c.1655-1702), ninth Earl of Derby, ‘I bought this booke of Julian not so much for my own use as to prevent others reading of it’. Inscribed later by his brother James Stanley (1664-1736), tenth Earl of Derby, ‘When Knowsley House was puled doune (for else it would soon haue faln of it self) this Book was found hid in one of ye Chimneys, to be sure by my Brother Derby’.

Discussed, with facsimile examples, in Peter Beal, In Praise of Scribes: Manuscripts and their Makers in Seventeenth-Century England (Oxford, 1998), pp. 20-30.

Private owners in the UK, [Lord Derby MS], pp. 21-30.

RoJ 104.53

Copy, subscribed ‘Rochester’.

In: A folio verse miscellany, in possibly two neat rounded hands, 366 pages plus a five-page index, dated at the end ‘Finis August ye. 6th 1717’. 1715-17.

University of Chicago, MS 553, pp. 88-92.

RoJ 104.54

Copy, ‘writt...att Wyclyff August ye 9 Anno domini 1676’.

University of Hull, DDEV/68/107.

RoJ 104.55

Copy in: An octavo verse miscellany, 22 leaves plus numerous blanks, in calf. Late 17th century.

P.J. Dobell's sale catalogue, The Literature of the Restoration (1918), item 1280. Acquired from Quaritch, 23 July 1959. Formerly Uncat. MSS. Rochester, Commonplace book and 821 R58c.

A microfilm of the MS volume is in the British Library, M/573.

University of Illinois, Post-1650 MS 0001, ff. [17r-19r].

RoJ 104.56

Copy, headed ‘The Chronicle’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 17. c.1680s.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 40, ff. 113r-15v.

RoJ 104.58

Copy, in a mixed hand, in double columns, on pages 1 and 3 of an unbound pair of conjugate folio leaves, once folded as a letter or packet. Late 17th century.

Facsimile page in Greene, p. 84.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 506.

RoJ 104.6

Copy in: A composite quarto verse miscellany, 199 leaves, in calf. Compiled (and ff. 2-39 written) by William Sancroft (1617-93), Archbishop Canterbury; the rest in other hands. Mid-17th century.

Bodleian, MS Tanner 466, f. 82r et seq.

RoJ 104.63

Copy, ‘from Ra: Gregge iunr. 8o. March 77’. 1677.

In: A quarto miscellany of verse and prose, in several hands, written from both ends, with a list of contents, 108 leaves. Late 17th century.

Bookplate of Charles W.G. Howard, ‘The Gift of the Rt. Hon. Sir David Dundas Knt. of Ochtertyre 1877’. Formerly Osborn MS. Chest II, No. 13. vol. 2.

Yale, Osborn MS b 52/2, pp. 170-3.

RoJ 104.65

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 67. Late 17th century.

Yale, Osborn MS fb 140, pp. 130-5.

RoJ 104.7

Copy in: A folio volume of poems chiefly on affairs of state, in professional hands, ff. 1-49 comprising poems of the 1640s, ff. 49v onwards Restoration poems up to 1681, 174 leaves (including twelve blanks), in contemporary calf, both covers stamped ‘1642’, with remains of clasps. Including nine poems in the Marvell canon (plus apocryphal poems); ff. 1-157 a single unit in variant styles of hand; ff. 158-62 in yet another hand on a smaller tipped-in quire of paper. Mid-late 17th century.

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

Cited in IELM, II.i (1993) as the Douce MS: MaA Δ 3. Marvell contents recorded and selectively collated in Margoliouth and in POAS, I and II.

See Vivian de Sola Pinto in ‘“The History of Insipids”: Rochester, Freke, and Marvell’, MLR, 65 (1970), 11-15 (and see also Walker, p. xvii).

Bodleian, MS Douce 357, ff. 64r-8v.

RoJ 104.8

Copy, headed ‘The History of the times’, in double columns.

In: the MS described under RoJ 104.7. Mid-late 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Douce 357, ff. 103r-4r.

RoJ 104.9

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 10. c.1680.

British Library, Add. MS 23722, f. 17r-19v.

The Imperfect Enjoyment (‘Naked she lay, clasped in my longing arms’)

First published in Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). Vieth, pp. 37-40. Walker, pp. 30-2. Love, pp. 13-15.

RoJ 105

Copy, headed ‘The Disappointment’ and here beginning ‘Naked she clasp'd me in her longing arms’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 12 (RoJ Δ 1). c.1698-1700s.

The Duke of Beaufort, Badminton, FmE 3/12, pp. 244-6.

RoJ 106

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 6 (RoJ Δ 6). c.1680s-1700s.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 1. 3/1, p. 16.

RoJ 107

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 14 (RoJ Δ 7). c.1690s.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Harvard, fMS Eng 636, pp. 114-17.

RoJ 108

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 17. c.1680s.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Gyldenstolpe.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 40, ff. 119r-20r.

RoJ 109

Copy, headed ‘The Disappointment’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 18 (RoJ Δ 14). c.1680.

Edited in part from this MS in Love. Recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Royal Library, Stockholm, MS Vu. 69, pp. 53-7.

RoJ 110

Copy, of lines 1-12, ascribed to ‘ye E: of R:’, imperfect, lacking the remainder.

In: the MS described under RoJ 19 (RoJ Δ 16). c.1680.

This MS recorded in Vieth, with a facsimile as frontispiece; collated in Walker.

Yale, Osborn MS b 105, p. 62.

RoJ 110.5

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 8.5. c.1705.

Private owners in the UK, Mylne MS, pp. 42-3.

RoJ 111

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 21. c.1690.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution.

Bodleian, MS Add. B. 106, ff. 39r-40r.

RoJ 112

Copy, headed ‘The imperfect enjoyment by E: R--r’.

In: A folio miscellany of poems on affairs of state, in a single professional hand, 151 pages (plus 128 blank pages), with a table of contents (f. 1*r), in modern half crushed morocco on cloth boards gilt. End of 17th century.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

British Library, Harley MS 7312, pp. 85-7.

Impromptu on Charles II (‘God bless our good and gracious King’)

First published, in a version headed ‘Posted on White-Hall-Gate’ and beginning ‘Here lives a Great and Mighty Monarch’, in The Miscellaneous Works of the Right Honourable the Late Earls of Rochester and Roscommon (London, 1707). Vieth, p. 134. Walker, p. 122, as ‘[On King Charles]’.

RoJ 113

Copy, headed ‘The King Praising the Translation of the Psalms, Says my Lord Rochester...’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 11.8 (RoJ Δ 12). c.1690s.

Edited in part from this MS in Vieth. Recorded in Walker.

Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna, Cod. 14090, f. 35r.

RoJ 114

Copy of a version headed ‘An Epitaph on K. Ch: 2d by Ld Rochester’ and beginning ‘Here lies our prettie wittie King’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 54 (RoJ Δ 13). c.late 1690s-1704.

Princeton, RTC01 No. 38, p. 46.

RoJ 115

Copy, headed ‘One Tyme the King was a prayseing the Translation of the Psalmes, And my Lord Rocheter being by (Says he) 'an't please Your Maty Ile show you presently how they Run, And thus begun’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 11.91 (RoJ Δ 15). c.1690s-1700.

Edited in part from this MS in Vieth; recorded in Walker.

Victoria and Albert Museum, Dyce MS 43 (Pressmark Dyce 25.F.37-38), pp. 59-60.

RoJ 116

Copy of a version headed ‘The Ld Rochesters verses vpo the King an occasion of His Majestys saying he would leave everyone to his liberty in lathing when Himself was in company, & would not take wt was said, at all amiss, viz:’, beginning ‘We have a pretty witty king’, subscribed ‘These verses were put in one of the windows of the Room’. 17 November 1706.

In: An autograph diary of the antiquary Thomas Hearne (1678-1735), 256 octavo pages, in contemporary calf. 23 September 1706-18 February 1706/7.

Edited from this MS in Reliquiae Hearnianae, ed. Philip Bliss, 2 vols (Oxford, 1857), I, 114 and in Remarks and Collections of Thomas Hearne, Vol. I, ed. C.E. Doble (Oxford Historical Society, 2, 1885), p. 308.

Bodleian, MS Hearne's diaries 12, p. 94.

RoJ 116.5

Copy of a version, headed ‘On the King’, beginning ‘Farewell my witty witty king’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 42. c.1680s.

All Souls College, Oxford, MS 116, f. 23r.

RoJ 117

Copy, headed ‘Writte on ye Glass’, the verses in a different order and here beginning ‘And now God bless our Gratious king’, on a single folio leaf. End of 17th century.

In: A large double-folio composite volume of literary, political and miscellaneous papers, on paper and parchment, in various hands and sizes, 339 leaves, in modern cloth.

Among papers of the North family, Barons North and Earls of Guilford, seated principally at Wroxton Abbey, Oxfordshire.

Bodleian, MS North b. 24, f. 146v.

RoJ 118

Copy, headed ‘King Cha: praiseing the Translation of the Psalmes, Ld Rochester said Ile show you how they run’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 44. c.1710.

Edited in part from this MS in Vieth; edited in Walker.

British Library, Harley MS 6914, f. 8v.

RoJ 119

Copy of a version headed ‘King Charles 2ds: Epitaph’ and beginning ‘Here lies our Sovereign the King’, subscribed ‘Earl of Rochester’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, in a single neat hand, with a title-page ‘A collection of Poems by Several Hands’,118 pages (plus many blanks), in modern calf gilt. c.1728.

Inscribed on front free endpaper ‘C. Plumptre Sepr. 7th 1728’: i.e. Charles Plumptre (1712-99), the probable compiler. Bookplate of John Plumptre. Item 183 in an un identified sale catalogue.

This MS recorded in Vieth.

Folger, MS M.a.104, p. 39.

RoJ 120

Copy of a version headed ‘E. of Rochester's Character of K. Ch. 2nd’ and beginning ‘Here lives a great & mighty King’.

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.

This MS recorded in Vieth.

Folger, MS V.a.308, f. 108v.

RoJ 121

Copy of a version headed ‘King Charles's Epitaph. By the E: of Roch:’ and beginning ‘Here Lyes our Sovereign the King’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, 186 pages, in contemporary calf. c.1728.

Yale, Osborn MS c 176, p. 180.

RoJ 122

Copy of a version headed ‘Posted on Whitehall gate pr: my Ld. Rochester’ and here beginning ‘Here lives a great & mighty Monarch’.

In: A duodecimo verse miscellany, in a largely secretary hand, 222 pages, in calf. c.1705.

Yale, Osborn MS c 189, p. 1.

Impromptu on Louis XIV (‘Lorraine you stole. by fraud you got Burgundy’)

First published in The Agreeable Companion (London, 1745). Vieth, p. 21. Walker, p. 121, as ‘[On Louis XIV]’. See also A. S. G. Edwards, ‘Rochester's “Impromptu on Louis XIV”’, N&Q, 219 (November 1974), 418-19.

RoJ 123

Copy, following the Latin version and here beginning ‘You Loraine stole; by fraud you got Burgundy’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 4. c.1667-82 [the poems by Marvell and Rochester c.1670s].

Bodleian, MS Don. b. 8, p. 475.

RoJ 123.5

Copy, headed ‘On the French King’.

In: A quarto notebook of English and Latin verse and prose, in two or more cursive hands, ii + 100 leaves, in later black morocco. Late 17th century.

Armorial bookplate of Henry Ellison, of University College, Oxford, and his inscription (f. 43r) dated March 14th 1841. Donated in 1951 by Mrs G.L. Barstow.

Bodleian, MS Eng. e. 3381, f. 53v.

RoJ 124

Copy, untitled and following the Latin version, with other verses on a folio leaf.

In: A composite volume of verse and prose, iii + 155 leaves. Collected by Richard Frank (c.1698-1762), of Campsall Hall, Yorkshire, and chiefly comprising papers of the Yorkshire antiquary Nathaniel Johnston (1629-1705). Late 17th century.

W.H. Robinson, sale catalogue No. 74 (1944), items 21 and 271.

This volume recorded (as Bacon Frank Vol. 21) in HMC, 6th Report (1877), Appendix, pp. 457-8.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 25, f. 75r.

RoJ 125

Copy, two Latin verses headed ‘On ye French Kgs Conquests’, then ‘Turn'd thus by ye E. of Rochester’ and here beginning ‘Lorrain he stole; by Fraud he got Burgundie’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 3. c.1682-91.

This MS recorded in Vieth and in Walker.

Bodleian, MS Sancroft 53, p. 39.

RoJ 126

Copy, in a cursive hand, headed ‘E of Rochester’ and here beginning ‘Lorrain he stole by fraud he got Burgundy’, with other texts on one side of a single octavo leaf.

In: A folio guardbook of separate state papers, in various hands, 271 leaves (but some removed to MS Tanner 89*).

This MS recorded in Vieth and in Walker.

Bodleian, MS Tanner 89, f. 261v.

RoJ 126.3

Copy in: A quarto notebook of verse and prose, in English, Latin and French, in several hands over a period, much in a small cursive hand, 50 leaves, in quarter-morocco gilt. Probably compiled in part by Edmund Killingworth (of Winchester College and New College, Oxford). Late 17th-early 18th century.

Discussed in Hilton Kelliher, ‘Dryden Attributions and Texts from Harley MS. 6054’, BLJ, 25.1 (Spring 1999), pp. 1-22, with facsimiles of ff. 20r and 27r on pp. 4 and 10.

Cited in Kelliher, p. 14.

British Library, Harley MS 6054, f. 12v.

RoJ 126.5

Copy of a version headed ‘Thus [Englished deleted] Paraphras'd by an English gen’ and beginning ‘Lorain hee stole; by fraud hee gott Burgundy’, following a Latin version headed in the margin ‘Sett in some remarkable places att Paris’, all under the general heading ‘To the French King 1684’.

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. 107r.

RoJ 126.8

Copy, headed ‘Eng-’, following the Latin version.

In: A formal folio miscellany of verse and prose, in English and Latin, chiefly on affairs of state, in a single professional hand, individual items dated as late as 1697, 286 pages. c.late 1690s.

University of Minnesota, MS 690235f, p. 190.

RoJ 127

Copy, here beginning ‘Lorrain he Stole, by Fraud he got Burgundy’, following the Latin text.

In: An octavo miscellany chiefly of verse, in several hands, with two tables of contents, 207 leaves (lacking ff. 1-4), in calf. c.1725.

Inscribed (f. 207v) ‘James Dyson’ and ‘James Thompson’.

Edited from this MS in Walker.

Folger, MS W.a.135, f. 6r.

RoJ 128

Copy, headed ‘Anglice’ and following a Latin version.

In: the MS described under RoJ 104.41. c.late 1670s [-1764].

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 55, f. 36r.

RoJ 129

Copy, headed Thus English'd, here beginning ‘Lorain Thou stole, by Fraud Thou got Burgundy’, following two Latin distichs under the heading ‘On the French King’.

In: A quarto formal verse anthology entitled The Whimsical Medley or A Miscellaneous Collection of severall Pieces in Prose & Verse [etc.], in a single stylish italic hand, with a tipped-in six-leaf table of contents, bound in three volumes, also incorporating printed pamphlets, 217 + 232 + 216 leaves (plus blanks), each volume in contemporary calf gilt. Compiled by Theophilus Butler (1669-1723), first Baron Newtown of Newtown-Butler, book collector. c.1720.

Old pressmark I. 5. 1-3.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 879, Vol. I, f. 97r.

Impromptu on the English Court (‘Here's Monmouth the witty’)

First published in The Agreeable Companion (London, 1745). Vieth, p. 135. Walker, p. 123, as ‘A Lampoon upon the English Grandees’.

RoJ 129.5

Copy of a version beginning ‘Monmouth's Witty’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 4. c.1667-82 [the poems by Marvell and Rochester c.1670s].

Bodleian, MS Don. b. 8, p. 568.

RoJ 129.8

Copy, headed ‘The following lines spoke ex tempore by the late Lord Rochester, at the Dutchess of Portsmouths’ and here beginning ‘Monmouth the witty Lauderdale the pretty’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 7 (RoJ Δ 8). c.1680s-90s.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 54, p. 449.

RoJ 130

Copy, with introductory preamble ‘...my Ld Rochester vpo the Kings Request made ye following verses’. 17 November 1706.

In: the MS described under RoJ 116. 23 September 1706-18 February 1706/7.

Edited from this MS in Reliquiae Hearnianae, ed. Philip Bliss, 2 vols (Oxford, 1857), I, 113-14; in Remarks and Collections of Thomas Hearne, Vol. I, ed. C.E. Doble (Oxford Historical Society, 2, 1885), p. 308; and in Walker, p. 220.

Bodleian, MS Hearne's diaries 12, pp. 93-4.

RoJ 131

Copy of an untitled version beginning ‘Here's Lauderdale ye pretty’, with an anecdotal introduction: ‘The same E. of Roch. coming in another time when ye K. & others were drinking Lisbon, They had bin trying to make a Rhime to Lisbon, Now saies ye K. here's One will do it. Rocheste takes a glass & saies’, subscribed ‘He drinks & ran away’.

In: An oblong duodecimo verse miscellany, perhaps largely in one hand, with later additions by others, generally written across the page with the spine turned upwards, 136 leaves, with (f. 2r-v) a table of contents, in half green morocco. Including ten poems by Cowley (on ff. 113r-v, 124r-9v). c.1668-1713.

Inscribed (f. 2r) ‘Several Divine poems out of a Mss. of Mr. Hanserd Knolly's (thô [I suppose deleted] not of his composing)’; (f. 36r) ‘Finis Manuscript, H. K.’; (f. 1r and elsewhere) ‘H Packwood Anno 1668’ and ‘George Gaynor, 1681’. Item 988 in an unidentified sale catalogue. Purchased on 12 February 1876 from William Carew Hazlitt (1834-1913), bibliographer and writer.

This MS recorded in Vieth and in Walker.

British Library, Add. MS 29921, f. 3v.

RoJ 132

Copy of a version headed ‘Lord Rochesters Character of the Court of K: Ch: IId’ and beginning ‘Lauderdale the pretty’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 72. c.1730.

This MS recorded in Vieth and in Walker.

British Library, Harley MS 7316, f. 18r.

RoJ 133

Copy of a version headed ‘opon ye K—g. D: of Y—k. &c:’, beginning ‘Lauderdale the witty’, and subscribed ‘Ld Rochester’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, inscribed (f. 1r) ‘Poems & Satires in the Time of Charles the 2d. &c. Collected & written by Oliver Le Neve Esqr.’, in a single rounded hand, 80 leaves, in 19th-century half brown calf. Compiled by Oliver Le Neve (d.1711), younger brother of Peter Le Neve (1661-1729), Norroy King of Arms and antiquary. c.1690.

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. Formerly Chetham's MS 8013.

This MS recorded in Vieth and in Walker.

Chetham's Library, Mun. A.4.14, f. 64v.

RoJ 134

Copy of a version headed ‘A Lampoon upon the English Grandees. 1676’ and beginning ‘Monmouth ye wittiest’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 11.92. c.1681.

This MS recorded in Vieth; edited in Walker.

Yale, Osborn MS b 54, p. 873.

Lampoone (‘To longe the Wise Commons have been in debate’)

A Lampoon upon the English Grandees (‘Monmouth the wittiest!’)

‘Leave this gawdy guilded Stage’

See RoJ 406.

A Letter from Artemisia in the Town to Chloe in the Country (‘Chloe, In verse by your command I write’)

First published, as a broadside, in London, 1679. Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). Vieth, pp. 104-12. Walker, pp. 83-90. Love, pp. 63-70.

RoJ 135

Copy, headed ‘A Letter from Artemiza’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 12 (RoJ Δ 1). c.1698-1700s.

The Duke of Beaufort, Badminton, FmE 3/12, pp. 218-26.

RoJ 136

Copy, with a sidenote ‘This poeme is supposed, to bee made by ye Earle of Rochester, or Mr Wolseley’ [i.e. Robert....who wrote the Preface to Valentinian].

In: the MS described under RoJ 4. c.1667-82 [the poems by Marvell and Rochester c.1670s].

Edited from this MS by all editors.

Bodleian, MS Don. b. 8, pp. 490-4.

RoJ 137

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 13 (RoJ Δ 3). c.1680s.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Gyldenstolpe.

Bodleian, MS Eng. misc. e. 536, pp. 103-10.

RoJ 138

Copy of lines 177-255, headed ‘The Cheating Whore. or, a Caveat to young Fops. Out of Ld Roch:'s Poems’ and here beginning ‘This in my time was an observed Rule’, and lines 147-68, headed ‘On a Witty Whore’ and here beginning ‘I took this time to think, what nature meant’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 11.4 (RoJ Δ 4). Early 18th century.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 173, ff. 65v-6v, 132r-v.

RoJ 138.5

Copy, as ‘per E R’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 48.5. Late 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 73540, ff. 80v-6v.

RoJ 139

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 6 (RoJ Δ 6). c.1680s-1700s.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 1. 3/1, pp. 60-3.

RoJ 140

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 14 (RoJ Δ 7). c.1690s.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Harvard, fMS Eng 636, pp. 20-32.

RoJ 142

Copy, headed ‘Artemiza to Chloe’, subscribed ‘Rochester’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 8 (RoJ Δ 10). c.1680s.

National Library of Ireland, MS 2093, pp. 91-108.

RoJ 143

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 17. c.1680s.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Gyldenstolpe.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 40, ff. 145r-9r.

RoJ 144

Copy of lines 171-264, headed ‘Satyr’ and here beginning ‘You smile to see me (whom ye world pchance’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 11.8 (RoJ Δ 12). c.1690s.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna, Cod. 14090, ff. 35v-7r.

RoJ 145

Copy, headed ‘A Letter fancyd from Artemisia in ye Town to Cloe in the Country’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 54 (RoJ Δ 13). c.late 1690s-1704.

Princeton, RTC01 No. 38, pp. 109-15.

RoJ 146

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 18 (RoJ Δ 14). c.1680.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Royal Library, Stockholm, MS Vu. 69, pp. 5-19.

RoJ 147

Copy of lines 171-264, headed ‘Satyr’ and here beginning ‘You smile to see me (whom the world perchance’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 11.91 (RoJ Δ 15). c.1690s-1700.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Victoria and Albert Museum, Dyce MS 43 (Pressmark Dyce 25.F.37-38), pp. 61-4.

RoJ 148

Copy, headed ‘A Letter fancyd from Artemisa in ye Towne to Cloe in ye Countrey. By ye E: of R:’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 19 (RoJ Δ 16). c.1680.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

Yale, Osborn MS b 105, pp. 45-61.

RoJ 149

Copy of a 254-line version.

In: the MS described under RoJ 2 (RoJ Δ 17). c.mid-1680s.

Yale, Osborn MS b 334, pp. 196-208.

RoJ 149.5

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 8.5. c.1705.

Private owners in the UK, Mylne MS, pp. 194-201.

RoJ 150

Copy of lines 171-260, headed ‘Satyr by E Rochstr:’ and here beginning ‘You Smile to see me (whom the World perchance)’.

In: A folio miscellany of poems on affairs of state, largely in a single professional hand (up to f. 372r), with later additions on ff. 372r-203r(c.1738-45), 203 leaves, in contemporary speckled calf (rebacked). c.1700 [-1745].

Once owned by C. Stuteville (inscribed f. 2r) and later, c.1880, by the Grimston family and by the Byrom family, of Kilnwick Hall, East Yorkshire. Bought from E.L.G. Byrom in 1921.

This MS collated in Walker.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 18, ff. 13r-14v.

RoJ 151

Copy of lines 1-176, in a professional hand, on two conjugate folio leaves, imperfect, lacking the remainder. Late 17th century.

In: the MS described under RoJ 117.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Bodleian, MS North b. 24, ff. 60r-1v.

RoJ 152

Copy in the hand of the poet John Oldham (1653-83), misbound out of sequence.

In: A quarto volume of poems and letters in the hand of the poet John Oldham (1653-83), vi + 310 pages. c.1675-82.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 123, pp. 116-23, 108-9.

RoJ 153

Copy on eight quarto leaves.

In: A folio composite volume of verse, in various hands, i + 250 leaves. Collected by Peter Le Neve (1661-1729). Some pages in the hand of Richard Rawlinson.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 152, ff. 50r-7r.

RoJ 154

Copy of lines 75-163, here beginning ‘Who had prevaild on her through her own skill’, on two folio pages. Late 17th century.

In: the MS described under RoJ 100.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

British Library, Add. MS 27408, ff. 10v, 8v.

RoJ 154.5

Extract, lines 40-3, here beginning ‘Love ye most generous passion of the mind’, headed ‘E: of Rochestr’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 126.3. Late 17th-early 18th century.

British Library, Harley MS 6054, f. 35v.

RoJ 155

Two extracts, headed ‘On a young Heir’: (i) eighteen lines beginning at line 56 (here ‘The female sex, 'tho born like monarcks free’): (ii) ten lines, headed ‘On Love’, beginning at line 40 (here, ‘Love the most generous passion of the mind’), transcribed from a printed source.

In: A quarto composite volume of verse, in several (possibly female) rounded hands, 79 leaves, in 19th-cntury half-morocco. c.1730.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Gyldenstolpe.

British Library, Stowe MS 970, ff. 35r, 39r.

RoJ 156

Copy, headed ‘Artemissa to Cloë’ and here beginning ‘Cloe! by yor comand in verse I write’, subscribed ‘Rochester’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 28. c.1680s-1702.

University of California at Los Angeles, 170/68, pp. 2-9.

RoJ 157

Copy of lines 140-264, here beginning ‘ye Lady of y[e house]’, on a single mutilated long ledger-size leaf tipped-in. Late 17th century.

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.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 29, f. 33r-v.

RoJ 158

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 30. c.1678-80s.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 6339, ff. 4r-7v.

RoJ 159

Exemplum of the printed broadside A Letter from Artemiza in the Town, to Chloe in the Country. By a Person of Honour ([London, 1679]). Copy with a total of ten lines inserted in MS (corresponding to lines 20-3, 34-5, 183-4 and 203-4 in Vieth's text). Late 17th century.

This item in a large collection of Popish Plot pamphlets sold at Sotheby's, 24 July 1987, lot 262, to Quaritch.

Cambridge University Library, Sel. 2. 12623.

RoJ 159.5

Copy, headed ‘A letter fancyed from Artemisa in the Town To Cloe in the Country’, on nine quarto pages, endorsed on the blank tenth page ‘Richard Willughby bound to Willm Hun[t?] 7. May 21, Car: 2. [i.e. 1669] to pay 18li upon the 24th of June’, once folded as a letter or packet. c.1669.

Sotheby's, 17 July 1997, part of lot 20.

This MS discussed, with facsimile pages, in Nicholas Fisher, ‘A new dating of Rochester's Artemiza to Chlöe’, EMS, 8 (2000), 300-19.

Nicholas Fisher, London, [‘Artemisa’ MS].

RoJ 160

Copy of lines 171-264, headed ‘Satyr By Ld: Rochester’ and here beginning ‘You smile to see me (whom the World perchance’

In: A tall folio miscellany of poems on affairs of state, in professional hands, 257 leaves, in modern calf gilt. In three sections each with its own title-page. Early 1700s.

First section: ‘A Collection of Poems and Lampoons &ca Not yet Printed’.

Second section (f. 102r): ‘A Collection of Choice Poems, Satyrs, & Lampoons From 1672 to 1688 Never printed’.

Third section (f. 146r): ‘A Collection of Poems. From 1688 to 1699. 1703/4’.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

Folger, MS M.b.12, ff. 10v-12v.

RoJ 161

Copy, subscribed ‘Rochester’, in a professional hand, on pp. 1-9, in a disbound fragment of a folio miscellany of poems paginated 1-34. Late 17th century.

In: the MS described under RoJ 31.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Harvard, fMS Eng 623, Folder 14, pp. 1-9.

RoJ 162

Copy on six folio pages. Late 17th century.

Among the papers of the Egerton family, Earls of Bridgewater.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

Huntington, EL 8793.

RoJ 163

Copy, headed ‘A letter fancyed from Artemise in Town to Cloe in ye Country’, lines 197-200 added in the margins of p. 29.

In: the MS described under RoJ 88. End of 17th century.

King's College, Cambridge, Hayward Collection, H. 11. 14, pp. 11-20, 29.

RoJ 163.5

Copy of lines 40-49.

In: the MS described under RoJ 89.5. 1726-c.1768.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 110, f. 69r-v.

RoJ 164

Copy of lines 171-260, headed ‘Satyr: On The Country Squire (by L Rochester)’ and here beginning ‘You smile to me (whom the world perchance’.

In: A large folio miscellany of poems on affairs of state, probably in several hands, one professional hand predominating, with (ff. 1r-2r) a ‘Table’ of contents, 200 leaves, in contemporary blind-stamped calf. c.1695.

Bookplate of William, Earl of Craven (1608-97), soldier and Privy Counsellor, of Hampstead Marshall, Berkshire.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 46, ff. 8r-9v.

RoJ 165

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 89. Late 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Don. e. 176, pp. 87-97.

RoJ 166

Copy in the hand of one of Edmund Waller's daughters, imperfect, lacking lines 1-61 and here beginning ‘To an exact perfection they have wrought’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 35. c.1680s [-1700s].

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], ff. [27r-28v rev.].

Letter from Miss Price to Lord Chesterfield (‘My Lord, / These are the gloves that I did mention’)

First published in Letters of Philip, second Earl of Chesterfield (London, 1829). Vieth, p. 24. Walker, pp. 61-2. Love, pp. 92-3, as [Lines from Chesterfield's letterbook] From Mistress Prise Maid of honour to her Majesty who sent mee a pair of Itallian Gloves.

RoJ 167

Copy, headed ‘From Mrs: Prise [i.e. Henrietta Maria Price] Maid of honour to her Majesty who sent me a pair of Itallian Gloves’, subscribed ‘I had a mind you should see these inclosed papers which were writ by the Lord Rochester, and that hath occationd you this trouble from your humble servant’.

In: A large folio letterbook of Philip Stanhope (1633-1713), second Earl of Chesterfield, in a single neat hand, written from both ends, 211 leaves, in modern half red morocco. Early 18th century.

Sale of Charles K. Sharpe, 7 January 1852, lot 2330. Purchased from Boone 11 December 1852.

Edited from this MS by all editors.

British Library, Add. MS 19253, f. 38r.

Lord Moulgrave's character. By Lord Rochester (‘With Equall grace and force he walks and writes’)

Love, pp. 92-3.

RoJ 167.5

Copy, ascribed to Rochester.

In: the MS described under RoJ 8 (RoJ Δ 10). c.1680s.

Edited from this MS in Love.

National Library of Ireland, MS 2093, p. 78.

RoJ 167.8

Copy, headed ‘Character of E: M.’

In: the MS described under RoJ 104.52. c.1680s.

Private owners in the UK, [Lord Derby MS], p. 116.

Love and Life (‘All my past life is mine no more’)

First published in Songs for i 2 & 3 Voyces Composed by Henry Bowman [London, 1677]. Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). Vieth, p. 90. Walker, p. 44. Love, pp. 25-6.

RoJ 168

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 12 (RoJ Δ 1). c.1698-1700s.

The Duke of Beaufort, Badminton, FmE 3/12, p. 314.

RoJ 169

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 13 (RoJ Δ 3). c.1680s.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Gyldenstolpe.

Bodleian, MS Eng. misc. e. 536, p. 61.

RoJ 169.5

Copy, headed ‘Song / Love and Life’, inscribed ‘E R’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 48.5. Late 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 73540, f. 73v.

RoJ 170

Copy, headed ‘Song’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 6 (RoJ Δ 6). c.1680s-1700s.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution. Collated in Walker.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 1. 3/1, p. 52.

RoJ 171

Copy, headed ‘Song’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 14 (RoJ Δ 7). c.1690s.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution. Collated in Walker.

Harvard, fMS Eng 636, pp. 246-7.

RoJ 172

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 7 (RoJ Δ 8). c.1680s-90s.

This MS collated in Hammond and in Walker.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 54, p. 128.

RoJ 173

Copy, headed ‘Song Love & Life’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 1 (RoJ Δ 9). Early 18th century.

The Marquess of Bath, Longleat House, Thynne Papers, Vol. XXVII , f. 51v.

RoJ 174

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 17. c.1680s.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Gyldenstolpe.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 40, f. 49r.

RoJ 175

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 18 (RoJ Δ 14). c.1680.

Edited from this MS in Vieth and in part in Love. Collated in Walker.

Royal Library, Stockholm, MS Vu. 69, p. 173.

RoJ 176

Copy, headed ‘Love & Life a Song’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 19 (RoJ Δ 16). c.1680.

Edited from this MS in Walker; recorded in Vieth.

Yale, Osborn MS b 105, pp. 148-9.

RoJ 177

Copy, headed ‘Song. Love and life’, numbered in darker ink ‘9’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 2 (RoJ Δ 17). c.mid-1680s.

Yale, Osborn MS b 334, pp. 189-90.

RoJ 177.5

Copy, headed ‘Song’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 8.5. c.1705.

Private owners in the UK, Mylne MS, p. 167.

RoJ 178

Copy, headed ‘Roch: Love & Life. a Song’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 21. c.1690.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution.

Bodleian, MS Add. B. 106, f. 45v.

RoJ 179

Copy, headed ‘(Joyes Past)’, lacking the last stanza.

In: A quarto verse miscellany entitled A Collection of Verses Fancyes and Poems, Morrall and Devine, in a single hand, i + 180 leaves, (including index), in contemporary calf. Including 15 poems (and a second copy of one poem) by Cowley and 15 poems by Katherine Philips transcribed from a edited source. Early 18th century.

Later owned by Richard Rawlinson (1690-1755).

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993), as ‘Rawlinson MS II’: PsK Δ 7.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution; collated in Walker.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 90, f. 132v.

RoJ 180

Copy, headed ‘An Other’, with other verses, on the reverse side of a single folio leaf.

In: the MS described under RoJ 100.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution.

British Library, Add. MS 27408, f. 11v.

RoJ 181

Copy, in double columns, untitled.

In: the MS described under RoJ 120. c.1730.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution.

Folger, MS V.a.308, f. 48v.

RoJ 182

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under RoJ 88. End of 17th century.

King's College, Cambridge, Hayward Collection, H. 11. 14, p. 29.

RoJ 183

Copy, headed ‘To Phillis’.

In: A folio miscellany of poems on affairs of state, entitled A Collection of Poems and Lampoons &ca Not yet Edited, in a single professional rounded hand (the same as in University of Nottingham, Pw V 42 and University of Nottingham, Pw V 44), 463 pages plus a twelve-page index, in contemporary blind-stamped calf. c.1705.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Gyldenstolpe; collated in Walker.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 43, p. 378.

RoJ 184

Copy, headed ‘To Phillis’.

In: A quarto miscellany of poems on affairs of state, in a single professional hand, with some rubrication and decoration, 358 pages (including over 60 blanks), with a table of contents, in contemporary black morocco gilt bearing a coronet. c.1680s.

Formerly Phillipps MS 7740 and ‘Osborn MS. Box XXII, Number 3’.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution; collated in Walker.

Yale, Osborn MS b 113, pp. 29-30.

The Mistress (‘An age in her embraces passed’)

First published in Poems, &c. on Several Occasions (London, 1691). Vieth, pp. 87-8. Walker, pp. 29-30. Love, pp. 27-9, as Song.

RoJ 185

Copy, headed ‘Song’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 1 (RoJ Δ 9). Early 18th century.

Edited in part from this MS in Love.

The Marquess of Bath, Longleat House, Thynne Papers, Vol. XXVII , ff. 52v-3v.

RoJ 186

Copy, headed ‘Song’, numbered in a darker ink ‘12’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 2 (RoJ Δ 17). c.mid-1680s.

Yale, Osborn MS b 334, pp. 192-4.

Mistress Knights Advice to the Dutchess of Cleavland in Distress For a Prick (‘Quoth the Dutchess of Cleavland to Councillor Knight’)

The Mock Song (‘I swive as well as others do’)

First published in Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). Vieth, pp. 136-7. Walker, p. 110. Love, p. 102, as ‘Answer’ beginning ‘I Fuck no more then others doe’.

Texts usually accompanied by Sir Carr Scroope's song ‘I cannot change as others do’ (Love, pp. 101-2) of which Rochester's poem is a burlesque.

RoJ 187

Copy, headed ‘Answer’ and here beginning ‘I F—k no more than others do’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 12 (RoJ Δ 1). c.1698-1700s.

The Duke of Beaufort, Badminton, FmE 3/12, p. 291.

RoJ 188

Copy, headed ‘Answar’ and here beginning ‘I ffuck no more then others do’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 17. c.1680s.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Gyldenstolpe; collated in Walker.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 40, f. 37r.

RoJ 189

Copy, headed ‘Answer’ and here beginning ‘I ffuck no more then others doe’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 18 (RoJ Δ 14). c.1680.

Edited in part from this MS in Love. Recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Royal Library, Stockholm, MS Vu. 69, p. 132.

RoJ 190

Copy of lines 1-4, imperfect, lacking the remainder.

In: the MS described under RoJ 19 (RoJ Δ 16). c.1680.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution; collated in Walker.

Yale, Osborn MS b 105, p. 160.

RoJ 190.5

Copy, headed ‘The mock to it By Ld. Rochester’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 8.5. c.1705.

Private owners in the UK, Mylne MS, p. 245.

My Lord All-Pride (‘Bursting with pride, the loathed impostume swells’)

First published, as ‘Epigram upon my Lord All-pride’, in the broadside A Very Heroical Epistle from My Lord All-Pride to Dol-Common (London, 1679). Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). Vieth, pp. 142-3. Walker, pp. 116-17. Love, pp. 93-4.

RoJ 191

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 12 (RoJ Δ 1). c.1698-1700s.

The Duke of Beaufort, Badminton, FmE 3/12, pp. 289-90.

RoJ 192

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 13 (RoJ Δ 3). c.1680s.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Gyldenstolpe.

Bodleian, MS Eng. misc. e. 536, p. 62.

RoJ 193

Copy, headed ‘Ansuerd againe by Sr. CR: Scroope on ye. 1d. Alpride’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 6 (RoJ Δ 6). c.1680s-1700s.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 1. 3/1, p. 24.

RoJ 194

Copy, headed in the margin ‘Ld al Pride’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 17. c.1680s.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 40, f. 36r-v.

RoJ 195

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 18 (RoJ Δ 14). c.1680.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Royal Library, Stockholm, MS Vu. 69, pp. 129-30.

RoJ 196

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 19 (RoJ Δ 16). c.1680.

Edited from this MS in Vieth and in Walker.

Yale, Osborn MS b 105, pp. 350-2.

RoJ 196.5

Copy, headed ‘Ansuer'd againe by Sr char: Scroop on ye Ld Alpride’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 8.5. c.1705.

Private owners in the UK, Mylne MS, pp. 64-5.

RoJ 197

Copy in a small quarto verse miscellany (ff. 78r-82v).

In: A folio guard book of miscellaneous MSS, 95 leaves, in 19th-century black morocco gilt. Collected by John Payne Collier (1789-1883).

Sotheby's, 16-28 November 1885 (Ellis sale).

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

British Library, Egerton MS 2623, ff. 80v-1r.

RoJ 198

This entry separately classified as EL 8738.

In: A quarto booklet of poems, in a single probably professional hand, on eight leaves, foliated 59-63 (64r-6v blank), unbound. Late 17th century.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker

Huntington, EL 8736-8738, f. 63r-v.

RoJ 199

Copy, in an accomplished italic hand, on one side of a single folio leaf. c.1700.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 513.

RoJ 200

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 11.92. c.1681.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

Yale, Osborn MS b 54, pp. 1183-4.

On Cary Frazier (‘Her father gave her dildoes six’)

First published in Vieth, Attribution (1963), p. 237. Vieth (1968), p. 137. Walker, p. 123, as ‘Upon Cary Frazer’. Love, p. 294, in his Appendix Roffensis.

RoJ 201

Copy, headed ‘Upon Betty Frazer 1677’ and subscribed ‘Rochester’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 11.92. c.1681.

Edited from this MS in Vieth and in Walker.

Yale, Osborn MS b 54, p. 1094.

On King Charles (‘God bless our good and gracious King’)

On Louis XIV (‘Lorrain he Stole, by Fraud he got Burgundy’)

On Mrs. Willis (‘Against the charms our ballocks have’)

First published in Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). Vieth, pp. 137-8. Walker, pp. 44-5. Love, p. 37.

RoJ 202

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 12 (RoJ Δ 1). c.1698-1700s.

The Duke of Beaufort, Badminton, FmE 3/12, p. 302.

RoJ 203

Copy, headed ‘Song’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 14 (RoJ Δ 7). c.1690s.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution. Collated in Walker.

Harvard, fMS Eng 636, pp. 68-9.

RoJ 204

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 17. c.1680s.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Gyldenstolpe; collated in Walker.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 40, f. 42v.

RoJ 205

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 18 (RoJ Δ 14). c.1680.

Edited from this MS in Vieth, in Walker, and in part in Love.

Royal Library, Stockholm, MS Vu. 69, pp. 157-8.

RoJ 206

Copy of lines 1-4 only, headed ‘Song’, imperfect, lacking the remainder.

In: the MS described under RoJ 19 (RoJ Δ 16). c.1680.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution; collated in Walker.

Yale, Osborn MS b 105, p. 152.

On Poet Ninny (‘Crushed by that just contempt his follies bring’)

First published in Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). Vieth, pp. 141-2. Walker, pp. 115-16. Love, pp. 107-8.

RoJ 207

Copy, headed ‘Poet Ninny’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 12 (RoJ Δ 1). c.1698-1700s.

The Duke of Beaufort, Badminton, FmE 3/12, pp. 288-9.

RoJ 208

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 13 (RoJ Δ 3). c.1680s.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Gyldenstolpe.

Bodleian, MS Eng. misc. e. 536, p. 56.

RoJ 209

Copy, headed ‘On S.C.S. For Answering Ephelia To Bajazett’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 6 (RoJ Δ 6). c.1680s-1700s.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution. Collated in Walker.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 1. 3/1, p. 24.

RoJ 210

Copy, headed ‘Poet Ninny’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 17. c.1680s.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Gyldenstolpe; collated in Walker.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 40, ff. 35v-6v.

RoJ 211

Copy, headed ‘Poet Ninny’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 18 (RoJ Δ 14). c.1680.

This MS collated in Walker.

Royal Library, Stockholm, MS Vu. 69, pp. 127-8.

RoJ 212

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 19 (RoJ Δ 16). c.1680.

Edited from this MS in Walker and in part in Love, Recorded in Vieth, Attribution.

Yale, Osborn MS b 105, pp. 348-9.

RoJ 212.5

Copy, headed ‘On Sr cha: Scroop for Answering Ephelia To Bajazet’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 8.5. c.1705.

Private owners in the UK, Mylne MS, pp. 63-4.

RoJ 213

Copy in a small quarto verse miscellany (ff. 78r-82v).

In: the MS described under RoJ 197.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution; collated in Walker.

British Library, Egerton MS 2623, f. 80r.

RoJ 214

This MS separately classified as EL 8737.

In: the MS described under RoJ 198. Late 17th century.

Edited in part from this MS in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Huntington, EL 8736-8738, f. 62r-v.

RoJ 215

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 11.92. c.1681.

Edited in part from this MS in Vieth; collated in Walker.

Yale, Osborn MS b 54, pp. 1182-3.

On Rome's pardons (‘If Rome can pardon sins, as Romans hold’)

First published in Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). Vieth, pp. 161-2. Walker, pp. 127-8, among ‘Poems Possibly by Rochester’. Love, p. 247, among Disputed Works.

RoJ 216

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 13 (RoJ Δ 3). c.1680s.

Bodleian, MS Eng. misc. e. 536, p. 57.

RoJ 217

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 11.4 (RoJ Δ 4). Early 18th century.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 173, ff. 123v-4r.

RoJ 217.2

Copy, headed ‘E. Rochester. On Romes Pardon’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in a single hand, entitled (p. 1, in engrossed lettering) ‘Thos. Walker Book of Miscellanies 1712’, 252 pages (jumping from p. 56 to 61), in modern half dark green morocco. Compiled by Thomas Walker (b.1682), of Mosley, near Ashton under Lyne, Greater Manchester, including (pp. 105-6, 203) verses by him to his parents etc., dated 1720/1-27). c.1712-27.

Later owned by Sir Charles Bradbury (his sale December 1864, lot 2819, to Haywood, thence bought by Sir Thomas Baker. Bernard Halliday, bookseller of Leicester, February 1930.

John Rylands University Library of Manchester, English MS 521, p. 46.

RoJ 217.4

Copy, in a mixed hand, headed ‘On Romes pardons by the E. of Rochester’, endorsed ‘32 / 1679 / Rochester / Rymes on poperie’. Late 17th century.

In: A quarto composite volume of papers relating to Presbyterian dissent, in various hands and paper sizes, 268 leaves., in modern half-calf marbled boards. c.1717.

Among the working papers and collections of Robert Wodrow (1679-1734), ecclesiastical historian.

National Library of Scotland, MS Wod. Qu. XXXVI, f. 260r.

RoJ 217.6

Copy, headed ‘On Rooms Pardons’, here beginning ‘If room can Pardon sins as papists hold’.

In: A small pocket notebook (11.5 x 5.5 cm.), largely in one small hand, unpaginated, in contemporary calf. Probably compiled by Patrick Senhouse (fl.1712-34): his inscription ‘Patricious Senhouse 1722’. c.1720s.

Also inscribed ‘Humphray Senhouse’. Together with another commonplace book probably compiled by Patrick Senhouse (‘Patt Senhouse 1720’), an octavo in contemporary limp vellum, also inscribed ‘John Senhouse’.

University of Chicago, MS 690, [unnumbered page].

RoJ 217.8

Extracts.

In: A quarto miscellany of principally religious verse, in several hands, 213 pages (plus blanks), in contemporary calf. Late 17th century.

Inscribed (f. i) ‘Anthony Search his most excellent booke Janry 6th Anno Dom: 1695’.

Yale, Osborn MS b 137, p. 176.

RoJ 218

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 17. c.1680s.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 40, f. 141r.

RoJ 219

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 54 (RoJ Δ 13). c.late 1690s-1704.

Princeton, RTC01 No. 38, pp. 333-4.

RoJ 219.5

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 8.5. c.1705.

Private owners in the UK, Mylne MS, p. 246.

RoJ 220

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 21. c.1690.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution.

Bodleian, MS Add. B. 106, f. 33v.

RoJ 221

Copy, untitled.

In: A quarto miscellany of poems on affairs of state, chiefly Advice to Painter poems, 82 leaves, in quarter-brown morocco. Late 17th century.

Sold by P.J. & A.E. Dobell, 1938.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution.

Bodleian, MS Don. e. 23, f. 29v.

RoJ 222

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 153.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 152, f. 115v.

RoJ 223

Copy, headed ‘On Rome's pardons’ and here subscribed ‘Ea of Rochr’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 3. c.1682-91.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution.

Bodleian, MS Sancroft 53, p. 69.

RoJ 224

Copy, untitled, endorsed ‘Verses about Roman pardons and indulgences’, on a single half-folio leaf. Late 17th century.

In: A folio composite volume of miscellaneous antiquarian papers, in prose and verse, in various hands and sizes, viii + 108 pages, in early 18th-century half-calf.

Among collections of Thomas Smith (1638-1710), Oxford scholar and editor. Owned on 16 March 1710/11 by Thomas Hearne (1678-1735), antiquary, who records (p. v) Smith's bequest of the volume to him.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution.

Bodleian, MS Smith 27, p. 7.

RoJ 224.5

Copy in: A comminplace book, compiled largely by Colonel Thomas Culpeper (d.1708). c.1700-1708.

British Library, Harley MS 7600, f. 114r.

RoJ 225

Copy, headed ‘To the Romanists’ on a single folio leaf.

In: A folio composite volume of papers, 171 leaves. Assembled by Dr W. Wall. c.1700.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution.

British Library, Sloane MS 1731, A., f. 171r.

RoJ 226

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 104.53. 1715-17.

University of Chicago, MS 553, p. 241.

RoJ 227

Copy, headed ‘Verses made by the Earle of Rotchester against the Popish Indulgences’, subscribed ‘For My Lord ffountan hall These’, on one side of a single folio leaf, the verso inscribed in another hand with a message to ‘My Lord’ signed ‘Ja. Nicolson’ and dated from Edinburgh 28 April 1694. c.1694.

In: An unbound folder of MSS of verse and prose, on affairs of state and other matters, in various hands.

Papers of the Lauder family of Fountainhall.

Edinburgh University Library, MS La. II. 89, f. 248r.

RoJ 228

Copy, in double columns, headed ‘E: Rotchester on Romes pardons’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany of Scottish provenance, in a single largely italic hand, vii + 224 leaves, including an Index, one of what was once two volumes, in quarter vellum on marbled boards. c.1740.

Phillipps MS 9616 (vol. 2).

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution.

Folger, MS M.a.187, f. 165r.

RoJ 229

Copy, headed ‘I remember to haVe seen a Copy of Verses written by the Earl of Rochester (who had read and seen all the Fopperies and Idolatries of the Church of Rome, as they are practis'd abroad) to which our poor deluded English Papists are utter Strangers; I think they are very pathetick as follows’.

In: A quarto commonplace book and miscellany of verse and prose, in various hands, with additions up to 1751, ii + 662 pages (some erratically numbered), in contemporary calf. c.1672-1715 [plus later additions].

Ownership inscriptions (pp. [i] and [662]), dated 1672, by John Digby, of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. Other inscribed names including (p. 662) ‘Thomas Digby’, ‘Edward Digby’, ‘Robert Debnam’, and (p. [640]) ‘Josh: Churchill 1694’.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution.

Harvard, MS Eng 586, pp. 188-9.

RoJ 230

Copy, headed ‘The Earl of Rochester on Romes pardons’.

In: A quarto miscellany entitled Poems, tracts & memoirs Collected by J Rolf beginning Anno 1700, in several neat hands, written over a period from both ends, 195 pages, with a tipped-in index, in contemporary green vellum. c.1700-5 [with additions to 1777].

Inscribed inside the front cover ‘N.H.W. Tytheridge, St James's Square, Notting Hill, W.’ Bookplate of G. Davies. Bequeathed by Susan Greene Dexter.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution.

Harvard, MS Eng 606, p. 8.

RoJ 231

Copy, written sideways down the length of the page.

In: MS poems on otherwise blank leaves (pp. 25-[28]) at the end of a printed exemplum of The Speeches of the Lord Digby (London, 1641), heavily cropped by a binder, now disbound. c.1690.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt 30, p. 25.

RoJ 231.5

Copy, headed ‘Romes Pardons’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 89.5. 1726-c.1768.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 110, f. 53r.

RoJ 232

Copy, on a single folio leaf, split in two.

In: A collection of unbound papers, including verse MSS. Papers of John Salvio, tutor to the Ward family, of Hooton Pagnell Hall, near Doncaster, Yorkshire, and mostly written or composed by him. c.1730s.

Sotheby's, 22 July 1980, lot 0.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. q. 46, Folder B17589, f. 1r.

RoJ 232.5

Copy, headed ‘Ld Rocheter verss’, f. [iiir] inscribed ‘E: Rochesters boack’.

In: MS verses on front and rear endpapers of a printed exemplum of The Works of Mr Abraham Cowley (London, 1684), a folio in contemporary calf gilt (repaired). End of 17th century.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. q. 70, f. [ir].

RoJ 233

c.1685.

In: A quarto composite volume of verse and prose manuscripts, in several hands, 165 leaves. Including (ff. 104-35) a late 17th-century quarto verse miscellany in a small mixed hand, possibly compiled by an Oxford University man.

National Library of Scotland, MS 2201, f. 122r.

RoJ 234

Copy in: A quarto formal anthology of verse, in a single neat rounded hand, arranged by genre, entitled ‘A Collection of Serious Humorous and Affectionate Poems’, 131 leaves, on rectos only, in modern cloth. Early 18th century.

Newberry Library, Chicago, MS Y 184. 18, f. 80r.

RoJ 235

Copy, in a cursive hand, subscribed ‘Rochester’, on one side of a single folio leaf, inscribed ‘ffor Hod: Cor: Robert H: Esqr.’, once folded as a letter. Late 17th century.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 505.

RoJ 236

Copy, headed ‘Romes Delusions’, on a single quarto leaf. Late 17th century.

National Archives, Kew, SP 29/435 PT 2, item 112.

RoJ 237

Copy in: A quarto account book of George Downing relating to legal matters, subsequenty used as a commonplace book by a member of the Willes or Lovell families, 80 pages. 1785-9 [-c.1800].

Wiltshire and Swindon Archives, 161/198, p. 54.

RoJ 238

Copy in: A quarto miscellany of verse and prose, ix + 484 pages, in contemporary vellum. Entitled (p. iv) ‘A Miscellany of various things Being A Collection of rarities / In two Books / the First Book is cheifly Composed of Ænigma's Dialogue Epigrams Epitaphs Fragments of Dr. Latimers Sermons Poems Satyra, songs, Love verces & other accations &c...Collected from ye year 1697 to ye year 1728 per: Jer: Cliff Apoth; at Tenterden In Kent’. c.1728.

Inscribed (p. 484) ‘Sarah Cliff Her Book July ye 18 1741 Given her By her father’.

Yale, Osborn MS c 158, p. ix.

RoJ 239

Copy, headed ‘On ye E of Ro—r’ and endorsed ‘On ye Church of Rome by ye E of Ro:’.

In: A folio verse miscellany, 91 pages, in vellum. c.1760.

Formerly ‘Osborn MS. Box III, Number 27’.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution.

Yale, Osborn MS c 188, p. 68.

RoJ 240

Copy, headed ‘On ye Popes Indulgencies by ye Earle of Rochester Ld: Willmote’.

In: A folio verse miscellany, predominantly in one hand, chiefly in double columns, 92 pages, lacking covers. Early 18th century.

Formerly ‘Osborn MS. Chest II, Number 4’.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution.

Yale, Osborn MS fb 142, p. 25.

RoJ 240.5

A three-line extract, subscribed ‘Rochester’, as preliminary to a long poem headed ‘Rome's Pardon -- a Tale’ (‘It happen'd on a certain Time’), occupying three pages of a pair of conjugate folio leaves. Early 18th century.

Yale, Osborn Poetry Box IV/9.

On the Lady Mary Stewart who Eateing a honeycomb a Bee flew out and stung her neck (‘This Bee alone of all his race’)

First published in Love (1999), pp. 282-4.

RoJ 240.8

Copy, in double columns, subscribed ‘Rochester’ (and indexed as ‘by Ld Ro.’).

In: the MS described under RoJ 8 (RoJ Δ 10). c.1680s.

Edited from this MS in Love.

National Library of Ireland, MS 2093, pp. 109-11.

On the Supposed Author of a Late Poem in Defence of Satyr (‘To rack and torture thy unmeaning brain’)

First published in Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). Vieth, pp. 132-3. Walker, pp. 114-15. Love, pp. 106-7. Texts are often followed by Sir Car Scroope's ‘Answer’ (‘Raile on poor feeble Scribbler, speake of me’: Walker, p. 115. Love, p. 107).

RoJ 241

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 12 (RoJ Δ 1). c.1698-1700s.

The Duke of Beaufort, Badminton, FmE 3/12, pp. 300-1.

RoJ 242

Copy, followed (p. 55) by ‘The Answr’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 13 (RoJ Δ 3). c.1680s.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Gyldenstolpe.

Bodleian, MS Eng. misc. e. 536, pp. 54-5.

RoJ 242.5

Copy, headed ‘My Lord Rochester on Sr. C. S.’, followed (f. 80r) by ‘His Answer’ (‘Raile on poor feeble Scribbler’).

In: the MS described under RoJ 48.5. Late 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 73540, ff. 79r-80r.

RoJ 243

Copy, headed ‘Answer to the Defence of Satyr’, subscribed ‘Rochester’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 6 (RoJ Δ 6). c.1680s-1700s.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 1. 3/1, p. 13.

RoJ 244

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 14 (RoJ Δ 7). c.1690s.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Harvard, fMS Eng 636, pp. 51-3.

RoJ 245

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 7 (RoJ Δ 8). c.1680s-90s.

This MS collated in Hammond and in Walker.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 54, pp. 134-5.

RoJ 246

Copy, headed ‘My Ld. Rochesters answr to ye defence of satyr’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 8 (RoJ Δ 10). c.1680s.

National Library of Ireland, MS 2093, pp. 33-5.

RoJ 247

Copy, subscribed ‘Rochester’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 17. c.1680s.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 40, f. 41v.

RoJ 248

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 17. c.1680s.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Gyldenstolpe.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 40, f. 124r-v.

RoJ 249

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 18 (RoJ Δ 14). c.1680.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Royal Library, Stockholm, MS Vu. 69, pp. 141-3.

RoJ 250

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 19 (RoJ Δ 16). c.1680.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

Yale, Osborn MS b 105, pp. 102-4.

RoJ 251

Copy, headed ‘A Poet who writ in the praise of Satyr’ and here beginning ‘To vex and torture thy Vnmeaning Braine’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 2 (RoJ Δ 17). c.mid-1680s.

Yale, Osborn MS b 334, pp. 167-9.

RoJ 251.5

Copy, headed ‘Ansuer to the defence of Satyr’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 8.5. c.1705.

Private owners in the UK, Mylne MS, pp. 34-5.

RoJ 252

Copy, headed ‘On a Poet who writ in Praise of Satyr, by ye Earl of Roches.’ and here beginning ‘To vex & torture thy unmeaning Brain’, on p. [2] of a pair of conjugate quarto leaves.

In: A quarto composite volume of letters, historical and heraldic collections, 103 leaves, in 18th-century quarter-vellum boards.

Owned on 21 August 1709 by Thomas Hearne (1678-1735), antiquary.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. D. 1171, f. 40v.

RoJ 253

Copy, in a professional hand, inscribed as by ‘Ld Rochester’, on one side of a single folio leaf, once folded as a letter or packet. Late 17th century.

In: A large folio guardbook of letters and verse, in Latin, English and French, in various hands and paper sizes, 224 leaves, in 19th-century half-morocco. Late 17th century.

On the verso ‘The Answer Sir Carr Scroope’ (Raile on poore feeble Scribler speak of me)

British Library, Add. MS 28955, f. 39r.

RoJ 254

Copy, headed ‘On a poet who writt in ye praise of Satyr by ye. Earl of Rochester’ and here beginning ‘To vex & Torture thy unmeaning Brain’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 3.5. c.1703-9.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 3. 76, ff. 78v-9r.

RoJ 255

Copy, headed ‘On the Author of the Defence of Satyr’, in a professional hand, on pp. 37-8, in a disbound fragment of a folio miscellany of poems paginated 35-8. Late 17th century

In: the MS described under RoJ 31.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Harvard, fMS Eng 623, Folder 13, pp. 37-8.

RoJ 256

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 32. c.1670-1705.

Hertfordshire Record Office, DE/P F36, pp. [152-3].

RoJ 257

Copy, in a mixed hand, headed ‘On the supposed Author of the Defence of Satyre’, on one side of a single folio leaf. Late 17th century.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 509 .

RoJ 258

Copy, here ascribed to ‘Ld Dorsett’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 89. Late 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Don. e. 176, pp. 132-3.

RoJ 259

Copy, headed ‘On the Supposed Author of the Defence off Satyr: vid: pag: 1012: 1677’ and subscribed ‘Writt by the Lord Rochester’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 11.92. c.1681.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Yale, Osborn MS b 54, pp. 1021-2.

On the Women about Town (‘Too long the wise Commons have been in debate’)

First published in Poems on Affairs of State (London, 1704). Vieth, pp. 46-7. Walker, pp. 68-9, as ‘Lampoone’. Love, p. 42, as ‘Lampoone by the Earle of Rochester’.

RoJ 260

Copy, headed ‘Lampoone by ye Earl of Rochester’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 4. c.1667-82 [the poems by Marvell and Rochester c.1670s].

Edited from this MS by all editors.

Bodleian, MS Don. b. 8, p. 409.

RoJ 261

Copy, headed ‘Clanbrazill & Fox’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 6 (RoJ Δ 6). c.1680s-1700s.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 1. 3/1, p. 77.

RoJ 262

Copy, headed ‘Satyr’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 6 (RoJ Δ 6). c.1680s-1700s.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 1. 3/1, p. 98.

RoJ 263

Copy, headed ‘Essay’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 11.8 (RoJ Δ 12). c.1690s.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna, Cod. 14090, f. 119r.

RoJ 264

Copy, headed ‘Essay’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 11.91 (RoJ Δ 15). c.1690s-1700.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Victoria and Albert Museum, Dyce MS 43 (Pressmark Dyce 25.F.37-38), pp. 223-4.

RoJ 265

Copy of an eighteen-line version, headed ‘I send your Ld shipp a copy of verses of my Ld Rochers makeing though inferiour to those of St James his Parke’.

In: Autograph letter by the London solicitor Godfrey Thacker to his cousin Theophilus Hastings, seventh Earl of Huntingdon, including verses. 20 March 1672/3.

Edited in Lucyle Hook, ‘Something More About Rochester’, MLN, 75 (1960), 478-85.

Edited from this MS in Hook (p. 481). Recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Huntington, HA 12525, [poem 2].

RoJ 266

Copy, headed ‘Satyr’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 104.46. c.1680s.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

Princeton, RTC01 No. 34, p. 112.

RoJ 267

Copy, headed ‘Essay’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 11.9. c.1680s-90s.

This MS recorded in Vieth.

Princeton, RTC01 No. 36, p. 103.

RoJ 268

Copy, headed ‘Essay. Ld R.’

In: the MS described under RoJ 89. Late 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Don. e. 176, p. 54.

RoJ 269

Copy, headed ‘A Satyr’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 67. Late 17th century.

This MS recorded in Vieth; erroneously cited as ‘Osborn MS fb 54’ and collated in Walker.

Yale, Osborn MS fb 140, p. 167.

RoJ 269.5

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 217.6. c.1720s.

University of Chicago, MS 690, [unnumbered pages].

RoJ 269.8

Copy, headed ‘Satyr’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 8.5. c.1705.

Private owners in the UK, Mylne MS, p. 320.

RoJ 270

Copy, headed ‘A Satyr on women about Towne’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, in a non-professional hand, with subsequent index, 34 leaves (plus numerous blanks), in contemporary calf gilt. Late 17th century.

Bookplates of The Rt. Hon. John, Lord Brownlowe, Baron Charleville and Viscount Tyrconnel and of Belton House, Lincolnshire (seat of the Earls Brownlow). and possibly once owned by Sir John Brownlow, third Baronet (1659-97). Myers sale catalogue No. 348 (1947), item 344.

Set of photocopies in British Library, RP 5106.

Yale, Osborn MS b 327, ff. 11v-13r.

A Pastoral Dialogue between Alexis and Stephan (‘There sighs not on the plain’)

First published, as a broadside, in London, 1682. Vieth, pp. 4-6. Walker, pp. 9-11. Love, pp. 3-8.

RoJ 271

Copy of a 35-line version, headed ‘Dialogue / Alexis & Strephon’ and here beginning ‘Strephon there sighs not on this plain’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 2 (RoJ Δ 17). c.mid-1680s.

Yale, Osborn MS b 334, pp. 215-16.

RoJ 271.3

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 8.5. c.1705.

Private owners in the UK, Mylne MS, pp. 246-8.

Plain Dealings Downfall (‘Long time plain dealing in the Hauty Town’)

First published in Poems on several occasions. Written by a late person of honour (London, 1685), p. 54. Love, pp. 277-8.

RoJ 271.5

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 11.4 (RoJ Δ 4). Early 18th century.

This MS recorded in Love.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 173, f. 159v.

RoJ 271.8

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 89.5. 1726-c.1768.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 110, f. 52r.

The Platonic Lady (‘I could love thee till I die’)

First published in Collected Works of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, ed. John Hayward (London, 1926). Vieth, pp. 25-6. Walker, pp. 23-4. Love, p. 35.

RoJ 272

Copy, subscribed ‘Lord Rochester’.

In: A quarto miscellany, principally of poems on affairs of state, xvi + 130 leaves. Entitled ‘Horæ subsecivæ, or Misselanies in Prose & Verse’ and arranged in four ‘books’. Early 18th century.

Given by J. Cater in 1756 to the Rev. William Cole (1714-82). In the Dalrymple sale. Afterwards owned by Joseph Haslewood (1769-1833), bibliographer and antiquary. Haslewood sale (16 December 1833), lot 1386. Evans, 1834. Owned in 1836 by Reginald Peacock (his bookplate). Bought from George A. Johnston, Edinburgh bookseller, 18 March 1885.

Edited from this MS in Hayward, in Vieth, and in Walker.

Bodleian, MS Add. A. 301, f. xr-v.

RoJ 273

Copy in: A folio miscellany of poems on ‘ye Governmt. of ye Passions’, in six ‘books’, 373 leaves, in contemporary calf (rebacked). In a non-professional hand with amateur engrossing and decoration, compiled by someone with a daughter named Cater. Early 18th century.

Edited in part from this MS in Love. Recorded in Walker.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. D 361, ff. 336v-7r.

A Ramble in St. James's Park (‘Much wine had passed, with grave discourse’)

First published in Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). Vieth, pp. 40-6. Walker, pp. 64-8. Love, pp. 76-80.

RoJ 274

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 12 (RoJ Δ 1). c.1698-1700s.

The Duke of Beaufort, Badminton, FmE 3/12, pp. 255-60.

RoJ 275

Copy, incomplete.

In: the MS described under RoJ 13 (RoJ Δ 3). c.1680s.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Gyldenstolpe.

Bodleian, MS Eng. misc. e. 536, pp. 113-14.

RoJ 275.5

Extracts.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, nine leaves. Compiled by the botanist James Petiver (1663-1718). End of 17th century.

British Library, Sloane MS 2332, f. 5v.

RoJ 276

Copy, headed ‘L. Rochester on St James's Park’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 6 (RoJ Δ 6). c.1680s-1700s.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution. Collated in Walker.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 1. 3/1, pp. 90-2.

RoJ 277

Copy, headed ‘Upon ye Nightwalkers in St. James Parke’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 14 (RoJ Δ 7). c.1690s.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution. Collated in Walker.

Harvard, fMS Eng 636, pp. 12-20.

RoJ 278

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 7 (RoJ Δ 8). c.1680s-90s.

This MS collated in Hammond and in Walker.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 54, pp. 100-8.

RoJ 279

Copy, headed in the margin ‘A Ramble in ye Parke’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 17. c.1680s.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Gyldenstolpe; collated in Walker.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 40, ff. 18r-20v.

RoJ 280

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 18 (RoJ Δ 14). c.1680.

Edited from this MS in Vieth and in Walker.

Royal Library, Stockholm, MS Vu. 69, pp. 77-86.

RoJ 281

Copy of lines 1-13, headed ‘A Ramble in St James's Parke. By ye E: of R:’, imperfect, lacking the remainder.

In: the MS described under RoJ 19 (RoJ Δ 16). c.1680.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution; collated in Walker.

Yale, Osborn MS b 105, p. 34.

RoJ 281.5

Copy, headed ‘The Lord Rochester on St James's Park’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 8.5. c.1705.

Private owners in the UK, Mylne MS, pp. 295-300.

RoJ 282

Copy of lines 1-138 in two hands, headed in a third hand ‘Lord Rochester’. c.1670s.

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 Vieth, Attribution; collated in Walker.

British Library, Harley MS 6057, ff. 60r-2v.

Regime d'viver (‘I rise at Eleven, I Dine about Two’)

Rhyme to Lisbon (‘A health to Kate!’)

First published in A Choice Collection of Poetry (London, 1738). Vieth, p. 20. Walker, p. 122.

RoJ 283

Copy, ascribed to Rochester.

In: the MS described under RoJ 131. c.1668-1713.

Edited from this MS in Vieth and in Walker.

British Library, Add. MS 29921, f. 3v.

Rochester Extempore (‘And after singing Psalm the Twelfth’)

First published in Vieth (1968), p. 22. Walker, p. 122.

RoJ 284

Copy, headed ‘Rochester extempore 1670’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 11.92. c.1681.

Edited from this MS in Vieth and in Walker.

Yale, Osborn MS b 54, p. 1200.

A Rodomontade on his Cruel Mistress (‘Trust not that thing called woman: she is worse’)

Sab: Lost (‘She yields, she yields! Pale Envy said amen’)

First published in Vivian de Sola Pinto, Rochester: Portrait of a Restoration Poet (London, 1935), p. 49. Vieth, p. 34. Walker, p. 26. Love, p. 123.

*RoJ 285

Autograph draft, on one side of a single quarto leaf.

In: the MS described under RoJ 70. c.1660s-80.

Edited from this MS by all editors.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 31, f. 8r.

Satyr (‘Say Heav'n-born Muse, for only thou can'st tell’)

First published in Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). Love, pp. 81-5.

RoJ 285.5

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 14 (RoJ Δ 7). c.1690s.

This MS collated in Love.

Harvard, fMS Eng 636, p. 220-7.

A Satyr against Reason and Mankind (‘Were I (who to my cost already am)’)

First published (lines 1-173) as a broadside, A Satyr against Mankind [London, 1679]. Complete, with supplementary lines 174-221 (beginning ‘All this with indignation have I hurled’) in Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). Vieth, pp. 94-101. Walker, pp. 91-7, as ‘Satyr’. Love, pp. 57-63.

The text also briefly discussed in Kristoffer F. Paulson, ‘A Question of Copy-Text: Rochester's “A Satyr against Reason and Mankind”’, N&Q, 217 (May 1972), 177-8. Some texts followed by one or other of three different ‘Answer’ poems (two sometimes ascribed to Edward Pococke or Mr Griffith and Thomas Lessey: see Vieth, Attribution, pp. 178-9).

RoJ 286

Copy, headed ‘Satyr on Man’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 12 (RoJ Δ 1). c.1698-1700s.

The Duke of Beaufort, Badminton, FmE 3/12, pp. 227-34.

RoJ 287

Copy of lines 1-173, headed ‘A Satyr’, with a side-note ‘This satyre is supposed to be a Translation of ye Earle of Rochesters out of Italian’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 4. c.1667-82 [the poems by Marvell and Rochester c.1670s].

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

Bodleian, MS Don. b. 8, pp. 495-8.

RoJ 287.5

Copy of lines 174-221, headed ‘A Supplemt to my Ld Rochesters Satyr agt Man not Edited’, beginning ‘All this wth Indignation have I hurld’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 48.5. Late 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 73540, ff. 88r-9r.

RoJ 288

Copy, headed ‘A Satyr on Man’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 13 (RoJ Δ 3). c.1680s.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Gyldenstolpe.

Bodleian, MS Eng. misc. e. 536, pp. 43-9.

RoJ 289

Copy, headed ‘A Satyr against Mankind’, the epilogue separately headed ‘The Apology’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 6 (RoJ Δ 6). c.1680s-1700s.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 1. 3/1, pp. 25bis-27 .

RoJ 290

Copy of the epilogue (lines 174-221), headed ‘Apologie’ and here beginning ‘All this with Indignation have I hurld’

In: the MS described under RoJ 6 (RoJ Δ 6). c.1680s-1700s.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution. Collated in Walker.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 1. 3/1, p. 19.

RoJ 290.5

Extracts.

In: the MS described under RoJ 120. c.1730.

Folger, MS V.a.308, [unspecified page numbers].

RoJ 291

Copy, headed ‘A Satyre Agst: Man’, lines 174-221 separately headed ‘An Addition to the Satyr Against Man’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 14 (RoJ Δ 7). c.1690s.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Harvard, fMS Eng 636, pp. 80-90.

RoJ 291.5

Copy in: Index volume to DE/P F37 compiled by Sarah Cowper (née Holled, 1644-1720), Lady Cowper, wife of Sir William Cowper, MP (1639-1706).

Hertfordshire Record Office, DE/P F42, [unspecified page numbers].

RoJ 291.8

Copy, headed ‘A Satyr on Man’.

In: A tall folio verse miscellany, compiled by George Weller (1710-78) of Tonbridge, Kent, 157 pages (plus numerous blanks), in contemporary vellum boards. c.1750.

Quaritch's sale catalogue No. 1132 (1990), item 128, with a facsimile example.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. q. 50, pp. 200-3.

RoJ 292

Copy, headed ‘A Satyr against man’, lines 174-221 separately headed ‘A supplement to ye satyr Against Man. by ye E. of Rochestr’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 8 (RoJ Δ 10). c.1680s.

National Library of Ireland, MS 2093, pp. 9-24.

RoJ 293

Copy, headed ‘Satyr’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 17. c.1680s.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Gyldenstolpe.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 40, ff. 141v-5r.

RoJ 294

Copy, headed ‘A Satyr on Man’, subscribed ‘Rochester’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 54 (RoJ Δ 13). c.late 1690s-1704.

Princeton, RTC01 No. 38, pp. 122, 122bis, 123-8.

RoJ 295

Copy, headed ‘Satyr’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 18 (RoJ Δ 14). c.1680.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Royal Library, Stockholm, MS Vu. 69, pp. 21-34.

RoJ 296

Copy, headed ‘A Satyr Against Man, By ye E: of R:’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 19 (RoJ Δ 16). c.1680.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

Yale, Osborn MS b 105, pp. 8-22.

RoJ 297

Copy, headed ‘Satyr’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 2 (RoJ Δ 17). c.mid-1680s.

Yale, Osborn MS b 334, pp. 153-62.

RoJ 297.5

Copy, headed ‘A-satyr-Agst. Mankind’, lines 174-221 separately headed ‘The Appology’, subscribed ‘By the Earle of Rochester.’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 8.5. c.1705.

Private owners in the UK, Mylne MS, pp. 107-14.

RoJ 297.8

Copy of lines 174-221 only, headed ‘Apologie’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 8.5. c.1705.

Private owners in the UK, Mylne MS, pp. 49-50.

RoJ 298

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 21. c.1690.

Lines 174-221 edited from this MS in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Bodleian, MS Add. B. 106, ff. 20v-5r.

RoJ 299

Copy, headed ‘Satyr on Man’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 58. c.1669-74.

Bodleian, MS Don. f. 29, fols 61r, 62r, 63r, 64r, 65r, 66r.

RoJ 300

Copy of lines 1-28, headed ‘A satyr on man’, deleted.

In: the MS described under RoJ 58. c.1669-74.

Bodleian, MS Don. f. 29, fols 23r, 24r.

RoJ 301

Copy of lines 1-95, headed ‘Satyre agst Mankind’, in a portion of a quarto miscellany.

In: A composite volume of verse, i + 126 leaves. Collected by Peter Le Neve (1661-1729), herald and antiquary. Late 17th century.

Given to the library in 1954 by N.R. Ker.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. d. 152, ff. 70r-1r.

RoJ 302

Copy, headed ‘A Satyr against Mankind’, the epilogue separately headed ‘Addition’, subscribed ‘John E. Rochester’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 59. End of 17th century.

Edited in part from this MS in Love. Recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 4, pp. 181-6.

RoJ 303

Copy of lines 1-173, headed ‘A satyr on Man’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 60. c.early 1700s.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 81, ff. 23r-6r.

RoJ 304

Copy of lines 1-165 in the hand of the poet John Oldham (1653-83), headed ‘Satyr upon Man’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 152. c.1675-82.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 123, pp. 110-15.

RoJ 305

Copy of lines 1-173, with alterations in another hand, headed ‘A Satyr on Man. Anno. 74’, subscribed ‘By Ld of Rochester’ and docketed underneath ‘Of Man’, on two long ledger-size leaves. Late 17th century.

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

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

Bodleian, MS Tanner 306*, ff. 414r-15v.

RoJ 306

Copy of lines 1-173, headed ‘Satyr’, on three quarto leaves (of a six-leaf gathering). Late 17th century.

In: A folio composite volume of verse MSS, in various hands, 215 leaves, in 19th-century half-morocco. Collected and largely copied by Thomas Birch (1705-66), biographer and historian. Early-mid-18th century.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

British Library, Add. MS 4456, ff. 204r-6v.

RoJ 307

Copy, headed ‘A Satyr on Man: By ye Ld Roch:’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 61. c.late 1630s-late 17th century.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

British Library, Add. MS 14047, ff. 130r-127r rev.

RoJ 308

Copy of lines 1-173, headed ‘a Satyr against Man, & Reason’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany probably associated with Oxford. Late 17th century.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

British Library, Burney MS 390, ff. 6r-7r.

RoJ 309

Copy, headed ‘A Satyr against Man by the E— of R—r’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 112. End of 17th century.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

British Library, Harley MS 7312, pp. 11-17.

RoJ 310

Copy, headed ‘A Satyr against man by ye Earl of Rochester’. c.1680.

In: An oblong octavo miscellany, in English and Latin, chiefly in one hand, 231 leaves, in modern calf gilt. Inscribed (f. 1r) ‘White Kennett ex aulâ Scti Edmundi apud Oxonienses: Octobris 18mo 1678’, being Volume II of the collections of White Kennett (1660-1728), Bishop of Peterborough, historian. c.1678.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

British Library, Lansdowne MS 936, ff. 63r-8v.

RoJ 311

Copy of lines 1-173.

In: A quarto miscellany of verse and some prose, including material relating to Oxford University, probably in several hands, 55 leaves, in mottled leather gilt. c.1677.

Inscribed (f. 1r) ‘Richard Enock [b.1657/8] e coll: Trin: Oxon’, possibly the principal compiler.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

British Library, Sloane MS 1458, ff. 16r-18r.

RoJ 312

Copy, headed ‘A Satyr on man’, subscribed ‘Rochester’, followed (pp. 52-62) by ‘A Satyr for man in answer to that against man’ (beginning ‘Were I a Spiritt to choose for mine own share’).

In: the MS described under RoJ 28. c.1680s-1702.

University of California at Los Angeles, 170/68, pp. 46-52.

RoJ 313

Copy of lines 121-73, untitled and here beginning ‘Though one's a Statesman, t'other but a Hound’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 30. c.1678-80s.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 6339, f. 16r-v.

RoJ 314

Exemplum of the printed broadside A Satyr against Mankind. Written by a Person of Honour ([London, 1679]). Exemplum of the printed broadside A Satyr against Mankind. Written by a Person of Honour ([London, 1679]) with at least nine substantive alterations in MS. Late 17th century.

This item in a large collection of Popish Plot pamphlets (the Verney Collection) sold at Sotheby's, 24 July 1987, lot 262, to Quaritch.

Cambridge University Library, Sel. 2. 12618.

RoJ 314.5

Copy of lines 174-96. Added at the end of a printed broadside of the poem.

Clark Library, Los Angeles, fPR 3669.R253.

RoJ 315

Copy of lines 1-173, headed ‘Satyr against Mankind’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 64. c.1670s-80s.

Nicholas Fisher, London, [Tyrrell MS], ff. [9v-11v].

RoJ 316

Copy of lines 1-13, untitled, this text quoted after the title-page (p. 151) ‘Corinna. or Human Frailty. A Poem. Also An Answer to ye Earl of Rochesters Satyr. against Man, which begins thus’, ‘An Answer to the Satyr Against Man’ (beginning ‘Were I a Spirit free (which thought's as vain’) occurring on pp. 162-4.

In: the MS described under RoJ 76.8. c.1703.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution.

Harvard, MS Eng 584, p. 152.

RoJ 317

Copy, headed ‘Satyr On Man’, subscribed ‘Rochester’, in a professional hand, on pp. 12-19, in a disbound fragment of a folio miscellany of poems paginated 1-34. Late 17th century

In: the MS described under RoJ 31.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Harvard, fMS Eng 623, Folder 14, pp. 12-19.

RoJ 318

Copy of lines 1-173, headed ‘A Satyr Ld Roches-.’.

In: A quarto miscellany of verse and prose, in a single cursive hand, 376 pages (including blanks), in contemporary calf. Compiled almost entirely by Sarah Cowper (née Holled, 1644-1720), Lady Cowper, wife of Sir William Cowper, MP (1639-1706), and inscribed by her inside the front cover ‘Sarah Cowper 1673’. Possibly compiled in part from texts supplied by Martin Clifford (c.1624-77), erstwhile secretary of the Duke of Buckingham and Master of the Charterhouse. c.1673-1700s.

Discussed in Harold Love, ‘Two Rochester Manuscripts Circulated from the Charterhouse’, The Library, 6th Ser. 16/3 (September 1994), 225-9.

Hertfordshire Record Office, DE/P F37, pp. 331-8.

RoJ 319

Copy, headed ‘A Satyr against man by the Earl of Rochester’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 104.55. Late 17th century.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

University of Illinois, Post-1650 MS 0001, ff. [9r-12r].

RoJ 320

Copy, headed ‘A Satyr agst man — by Ld Rochester’, on two pairs of conjugate folio leaves. Late 17th century.

King's College, Cambridge, Hayward Collection, H. 10. 82.

RoJ 321

Copy, headed ‘Satyr agt. reason and mankind by ye Earle of Rochester Copied for and by ye desire of ye Right Honorable ye Lady Anne Somerset by Arthur Somerset 1689....’.

In: A folio booklet of verse chiefly by Rochester, nine leaves. 1689.

King's College, Cambridge, Hayward Collection, H. 10. 10, ff. [1r-6r].

RoJ 322

Copy of lines 1-10, written with the page turned sideways.

In: the MS described under RoJ 321. 1689.

King's College, Cambridge, Hayward Collection, H. 10. 10, f. [1r rev.].

RoJ 323

Copy, headed ‘A Satyr: & Com: Roffens’. June 1674.

In: A verse miscellany. c.1674.

Owned by Henry Bracegirdle, of Merton College, Oxford, and in 1674 by one Hugh Massey.

King's College, Cambridge, Hayward Collection, H. 11. 13, ff. [7v-9v].

RoJ 324

Copy, headed ‘A Sater against Man’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 88. End of 17th century.

King's College, Cambridge, Hayward Collection, H. 11. 14, pp. 1-7.

RoJ 325

Copy of lines 1-24, headed ‘Earl Rochestr’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 45.8. c.1700.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt 48, f. 30r.

RoJ 325.5

Copy of a 198-line version, headed ‘A Satire on Man’, as by ‘L--R’, written lengthways down the pages on versos only.

In: the MS described under RoJ 89.5. 1726-c.1768.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 110, ff. 1v-18v.

RoJ 325.8

Copy of lines 60-71, headed ‘Man’, here beginning ‘Bless'd glorious Man, to whom alone kind heaven’, incorporated (as lines 1-12) in a poem made up of extracts from several writers' verses.

In: the MS described under RoJ 89.5. 1726-c.1768.

Edited from this MS in Hammond's article.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 110, ff. 12r-16r.

RoJ 326

Copy of lines 1-55, 60-158, 168-9, 179-82, 222-5, headed in the margin ‘A Satyr on Man’.

In: A folio verse miscellany, 225 pages (including blanks), in contemporary vellum boards. Compiled, and partly composed, by George Weller (1710-78), lawyer, of Tonbridge, Kent. c.1745.

Quaritch's sale catalogue No. 1132 (December 1990), item 128.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. q. 51, pp. 168-71.

RoJ 327

Copy of the epilogue lines (174-201), here beginning ‘All this wth. indignation have I hurl'd’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 11. Late 17th century.

Magdalene College, Cambridge, Pepys Library, MS 810(2), pp. 4-7.

RoJ 328

Copy of lines 1-173, headed ‘A Satyr agt. Mankind. By the E. of Rochester’. c.1685.

In: the MS described under RoJ 233.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

National Library of Scotland, MS 2201, ff. 108r-9v.

RoJ 329

Copy of a 96-line version, headed ‘A Satyr against Mankind By the late E. of Rochester’, on pp. [1-4] of a small quarto booklet of poems by or relating to Rochester. Late 17th century.

In: the MS described under RoJ 66.

This MS collated in Walker.

National Library of Wales, Pitchford Hall (Ottley) English Literary MSS (uncatalogued), A, A7.

RoJ 329.5

Copy of the epilogue (lines 174-201), headed ‘The Appology’, here beginning ‘All this with Indignation have I hurld’.

In: A quarto miscellany of poems on affairs of state, entitled A Suplement to some of my Lord Rochesters Poems, in two neat rounded hands, 47 pages, in modern quarter-morocco. Late 17th century.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 32, pp. 45-7.

RoJ 330

Copy, headed ‘A Satyre. Ld Rot:’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 89. Late 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Don. e. 176, pp. 98-107.

RoJ 331

Copy of lines 1-73, in the hand of one of Waller's daughters, headed ‘Rochester’.

In: A sheaf of sixteen folio leaves of verse, in a single hand, disbound.

Among the papers of the Waller family.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], ff. [9v-10r].

RoJ 332

Copy of lines 1-73, in the hand of one of Edmund Waller's daughters, headed ‘Satyre’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 35. c.1680s [-1700s].

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], ff. [17r-18v].

RoJ 332.5

Copy, headed ‘Verses made by the Ld Rochester on Man: 1’.

In: A quarto commonplace book, in three sections, each in a different non-professional hand, iii + 47 leaves, in 19th-century half-calf and marbled boards. c.1687.

A 19th-century title-page (f. iir) claims this is the ‘Manuscript Common-Place Book of Tho. Hunt. November 1687’ (possibly author of the first item, on numeration, dated 30 November 1687). Owned in 1869 by Frederick William Cosens (1819-89), and in 1881 by J. Eliot Hodgkin. FSA (1829-1912), of Hitchin, Hertfordshire, solicitor.

Yale, Osborn MS b 369, ff. 43r-6r.

RoJ 333

Copy of lines 1-173, untitled, inscribed ‘Satira del Conte di Rochester’, on five pages of four folio leaves.

In: A composite collection of separate copies of English verse, 64 folio and quarto pages. Assembled by the traveller Lorenzo Magalotti (1637-1712). Late 17th century.

Sotheby's, 19 July 1966, lot 518.

This MS collated in Walker.

Yale, Osborn MS fb 66, No. 42.

RoJ 334

Copy of lines 1-173, headed ‘A Satyr against Mankind by the Ld R:’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 67. Late 17th century.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

Yale, Osborn MS fb 140, pp. 124-9.

RoJ 335

Copy of the epilogue (lines 174-84, 187-221), headed ‘An Addition to ye Satyr agt Man’ and here beginning ‘All this wth indignation I have hurld’, on two pages of a pair of conjugate folio leaves. Late 17th century.

Formerly owned by Sir Thomas Phillipps (part of Phillipps MS 17818). Sotheby's, 29 October 1975, lot 154.

Photocopy in the British Library, RP 686 (4). Mentioned in YULG, 52 (1978), 108-9; collated in Walker.

Yale, Osb MSS File 12757.

RoJ 336

Copy of lines 1-173, headed A satyr, on two conjugate ledger-size folio leaves. Late 17th century.

In: Two conjugate ledger-size folio leaves. Late 17th century.

Formerly ‘Osborn MS. Chest II, Number 28’.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

Yale, Osborn Poetry Box VI/68, pp. [1-3].

RoJ 337

Copy of lines 1-173, untitled.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in a single neat mixed hand, inscribed on p. 44 'march 24 Finis 1673', ii + 51 pages, in modern morocco gilt. c.1673.

Sotheby's, 26 June 1986 (Lionel Robinson sale), lot 110, to Maggs. Subsequently sold to Zeitlin & Verbrugge, Los Angeles. Formerly Temp MSS. Bound.

Complete photocopies of this MS in the British Library, RP 3341.

Clark Library, Los Angeles, MS. 1986. 004, pp. [45-51].

RoJ 337.5

Copy in: A small quarto commonplace book in English and Latin, in three hands, including 30 pages of proverbs, one item dated 1687, 57 pages, in 19th-century half-calf. Late 17th century.

Bloomsbury Book Auctions, 21 June 2001, lot 20.

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

A Satyr on Charles II (‘I' th' isle of Britain long since famous grown’)

First published in Poems on Affairs of State (London, 1704). Vieth, pp. 60-1. Walker, pp. 74-5. Love (five versions), pp. 85-6, 86-7, 88, 89-90, 90. The manuscript texts discussed, with detailed collations, in Harold Love, ‘Rochester's “I' th' isle of Britain”: Decoding a Textual Tradition’, EMS, 6 (1997), 175-223.

RoJ 338

Copy, headed ‘A base copy’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 4. c.1667-82 [the poems by Marvell and Rochester c.1670s].

Edited from this MS in Love. Recorded in Vieth and in Walker.

Bodleian, MS Don. b. 8, pp. 585-6.

RoJ 339

Copy, headed ‘Ld. Roch:'s Lampoon on K. Ch: for which he was banishd the Court, and turn'd Mountebank’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 11.4 (RoJ Δ 4). Early 18th century.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 173, ff. 113v-14r.

RoJ 340

Copy, headed ‘L. Rochester on the King’ and here beginning ‘There is A monarch in an Isle say some’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 6 (RoJ Δ 6). c.1680s-1700s.

This MS recorded in Vieth and in Walker.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 1. 3/1, pp. 71-2.

RoJ 341

Copy, headed ‘Verses By Ld: Roc.’ and here beginning ‘There is a Monarch in an Isle say som’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 14 (RoJ Δ 7). c.1690s.

This MS recorded in Vieth.

Harvard, fMS Eng 636, pp. 293-5.

RoJ 342

Copy, headed ‘Satyr’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 7 (RoJ Δ 8). c.1680s-90s.

This MS collated in Hammond. Recorded in Walker.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 54, pp. 205-7.

RoJ 342.5

Copy of a version headed ‘My Lord R. verses’ and beginning ‘There is a Monarch in an Isle say some’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 104.41. c.late 1670s [-1764].

Edited from this MS in Love, pp. 89-90.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 55, pp. 70-1.

RoJ 343

Copy, headed ‘The Earle of Rochrs Verses for which he was Banished’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 11.8 (RoJ Δ 12). c.1690s.

This MS recorded in Vieth and in Walker.

Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna, Cod. 14090, f. 61r-v.

RoJ 344

Copy, headed ‘The Earle of Rochesters verses For which he was Banish'd’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 11.91 (RoJ Δ 15). c.1690s-1700.

This MS recorded in Vieth and in Walker.

Victoria and Albert Museum, Dyce MS 43 (Pressmark Dyce 25.F.37-38), pp. 110-12.

RoJ 344.5

Copy of a four-line extracted version, beginning ‘Wee have a Very Gratious K:’.

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.

Edited from this MS in Love, p. 90.

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, ER 93/2, f. 187v.

RoJ 345

Copy, headed ‘On The King’, here beginning ‘There is a Monarch in an Isle (say some)’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 42. c.1680s.

This MS recorded in Vieth and in Walker.

All Souls College, Oxford, MS 116, ff. 12v-13r.

RoJ 346

Copy, headed ‘Giuen By a Mistake to his Majty’, subscribed ‘Rochester 1673’, in a quarto miscellany of verse and prose on affairs of state (ff. 297r-318v, originally paginated 1-44) in a single professional hand. Late 17th century.

In: the MS described under RoJ 104.5.

Edited from this MS in Vieth and in Walker.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. D. 924, f. 310v.

RoJ 347

Copy, headed ‘By ye Lord Rochester 1675’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 10. c.1680.

This MS recorded in Vieth and in Walker.

British Library, Add. MS 23722, f. 16r-v.

RoJ 347.5

4 lines, docketed ‘these were writen in Kg Charles ye 2ds Window by ye late Ld Rochester’. Late 17th century.

In: the MS described under RoJ 24.5.

British Library, Add. MS 78233, f. 105v.

RoJ 348

Copy, headed ‘Satyr’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 104.28. c.1703.

Edited from this MS in Love. Recorded in Vieth and in Walker. Facsimiles of both pages in Harold Love, ‘Rochester's ‘I' th' isle of Britain’: Decoding a Textual Tradition’, EMS, 6 (1997), 175-223. (pp. 176-7).

British Library, Harley MS 7315, ff. 83v-4r.

RoJ 349

Copy, headed ‘A Satyr’.

In: A folio miscellany of poems on affairs of state, entitled Satyrs & Lampoons, in a single neat hand, i + 130 leaves, subscribed (f. 130v) ‘Finis. 25, March 1691-2.’, in modern black morocco gilt. c.1692.

This MS recorded in Vieth and in Walker.

British Library, Harley MS 7317, ff. 68v-9r.

RoJ 350

Copy, headed ‘In CR’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 133. c.1690.

This MS recorded in Vieth.

Chetham's Library, Mun. A.4.14, f. 13r-v.

RoJ 351

Copy, headed ‘On K: C: IId: by ye: E of Roch—r; For wch he was banish'd ye. Court, & turn'd Mountebank’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 127. c.1725.

This MS recorded in Walker.

Folger, MS W.a.135, f. 36v.

RoJ 352

Copy, headed ‘My Ld. R. verses’ and here beginning ‘There was a Monarch in all Isle say some’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 104.41. c.late 1670s [-1764].

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 55, ff. 36v-7r.

RoJ 353

Copy, headed ‘On King Charles’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 11.7. c.1680s.

This MS recorded in Vieth and in Walker.

National Library of Scotland, Adv. MS 19.1.12, f. 49v.

RoJ 353.5

Copy, headed ‘Vpon the King by ye Late Ld Rochester’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 44.5. c.1700.

North Yorkshire Record Office, ZK MIC 1275/9785, ff. [1r-2r].

RoJ 354

Copy, headed ‘A copy of verses presented to ye K:’.

In: A quarto miscellany of Restoration verse, prose and dramatic works, in a single cursive predominantly italic hand, 417 pages. c.1670s-80s.

Formerly Princeton General MSS Misc AM 14401.

This MS discussed in A.S.G. Edwards, ‘Libertine Literature in Restoration England: Princeton MS AM 14401’, BC, 25 (Autumn 1976), 354-68, and in PBSA (1977).

Edited from this MS in Love. Recorded in Vieth and in Walker.

Princeton, CO199 No. 895, pp. 319-23.

RoJ 355

Copy, headed ‘Satyr’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 104.46. c.1680s.

This MS recorded in Vieth and in Walker.

Princeton, RTC01 No. 34, pp. 107-8.

RoJ 356

Copy, headed ‘A Poem made by ye E— R for wch ye K. banisht him.’

In: the MS described under RoJ 11.9. c.1680s-90s.

This MS recorded in Vieth and in Walker.

Princeton, RTC01 No. 36, pp. 241-2.

RoJ 357

Copy, headed ‘On C. S—’.

In: An octavo miscellany of poems on affairs of state, largely in one small neat hand, with additions (pp. 71-5 plus 20 pages at the reverse end) in later hands c.1709, 95 pages (plus numerous blanks), in contemporary vellum gilt. c.1680-1700s.

A label: ‘Sold by Robert Paske Stationer in the Piatza on ye North side of the Royal Exchange London’.

This volume is probably that sold at Sotheby's, 1 March 1871 (Sir John Simeon sale, 7th day), lot 1675, to Quaritch, and probably item 1279 in Dobell's sale catalogue The Literature of the Restoration (1918). In the collection of Robert H. Taylor (1908-85), American book and manuscript collector. Restoration poetry MS 4.

Princeton, RTC01 No. 167, pp. 25-6.

RoJ 358

Copy, untitled, on the second page of two conjugate folio leaves.

In: A folio composite volume of poems on affairs of state, 319 pages, disbound. Late 17th century.

This MS owned in 1682 by Narcissus Luttrell (1657-1732). Later Phillipps MS 8301 and ‘Osborn MS. Chest II, Number 52’.

Edited from this MS in David M. Vieth, ‘Rochester's “Scepter” Lampoon on Charles II’, PQ, 37 (1958), 424-32 (p. 424); recorded in Vieth (1968) and in Walker.

Yale, Osborn MS fb 70, p. 28.

Satyr. [Timon] (‘What Timon does old Age begin t'approach’)

Senecas Troas Act 2d Chor: (‘After Death, nothing is, and nothing Death’)

A Session of the Poets (‘Since the Sons of the Muses, grow num'rous and lowd’)

Signior Dildo (‘You ladies all of merry England’)

First published in Poems on Affairs of State (London, 1704). Vieth, pp. 54-9. Walker, pp. 75-8.

The poem discussed, texts collated, and the attribution to Rochester questioned, in Harold Love, ‘A Restoration Lampoon in Transmission and Revision: Rochester's(?) “Signior Dildo”’, SB, 46 (1993), 250-62. Love (two versions and added stanzas), pp. 248-9, 250-2, 252-3, 253-7, among Disputed Works.

RoJ 359

Copy, headed ‘To the Tune of Peggy's gone to Sea with a Souldier’, together with (pp. 480-2) ‘Additions to Seigneur Dildoe’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 4. c.1667-82 [the poems by Marvell and Rochester c.1670s].

This MS recorded in Vieth; recorded and the ‘Additions’ printed in Walker, pp. 186-8.

Bodleian, MS Don. b. 8, pp. 477-8, 480-2.

RoJ 359.5

Copy, headed ‘Upon Seignor Dildo p Rochester’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 48.5. Late 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 73540, ff. 58v-60r.

RoJ 360

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 11.8 (RoJ Δ 12). c.1690s.

This MS recorded in Vieth and in Walker.

Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna, Cod. 14090, ff. 66v-8v.

RoJ 361

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 11.91 (RoJ Δ 15). c.1690s-1700.

Edited from this MS in Vieth and in Walker.

Victoria and Albert Museum, Dyce MS 43 (Pressmark Dyce 25.F.37-38), pp. 119-24.

RoJ 362

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 43. c.1700.

This MS recorded in Vieth and in Walker.

Bodleian, MS Firth c. 15, pp. 10-14.

RoJ 363

Copy, here beginning ‘Oh all ye fair Ladies of merry England’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 349. c.1692.

This MS recorded in Vieth and in Walker.

British Library, Harley MS 7317, ff. 65v-7r.

RoJ 364

Copy, the poem here dated 1674.

In: A large quarto miscellany of poems chiefly on affairs of state, entitled Collection of Choice Poemes, in a single neat hand, with a ‘Catalogue’ of contents (ff. 382v-6v), 387 leaves, in half brown morocco gilt. c.1703.

Note of purchase (f. 1r) ‘pd - 6 - 9 -/ April 24 1703’.

Edited from this MS in Court Satires of the Restoration, ed. John Harold Wilson (Columbus, 1976), pp. 15-18; recorded in Vieth and in Walker.

British Library, Harley MS 7319, ff. 4r-6v.

RoJ 364.5

Copy, headed ‘To ye Tune that Peg's gone ouer ye Sea with a Soldr’, here beginning ‘O all yee young ladies of merry England’, on five pages of two pairs of conjugate folio leaves.

In: the MS described under RoJ 104.44.

Edited from this MS and discussed in Harold Love, ‘A New “A” Text of “Signior Dildo”’, SB, 49 (1996), 169-75.

National Library of Wales, Herbert of Cherbury Manuscripts and Papers, [uncatalogued box containing verse], [unnumbered item].

RoJ 365

Copy, as ‘By Lord Dorset & Mr: [Fleetwood] Shepperd’, the poem dated in the margin ‘1673’.

In: A large folio miscellany of poems on affairs of state, entitled A Collection of Poems and Lampoons &ca Not yet Edited, in a single professional rounded hand (the same as in University of Nottingham, Pw V 43 and University of Nottingham, Pw V 44), 461 pages plus an eight-page ‘Table’ of contents, in contemporary blind-stamped calf. c.1705.

This MS recorded in Vieth and in Walker.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 42, pp. 13-20.

RoJ 366

Copy, the poem here dated 1673.

In: A folio miscellany of poems on affairs of state, entitled ‘A Choyce Collection of Poems. &c.’, 325 pages, the verse on pp. 324-5 added c.1762. c.1700.

Owned in 1712 by Thomas Wentworth (1672-1739), Baron Raby and third Earl of Strafford.

This MS recorded in Vieth and in Walker.

Ohio State University, English Department Library, Spec. MS Eng. 15, pp. 10-14.

RoJ 367

Copy, as ‘By E: of Rochester. 1673’.

In: A folio miscellany of poems on affairs of state, in a single professional rounded hand, entitled ‘A Collection of Choyce Poems, Lampoons, and Satyrs from 1673 to 1689. Never Extant in Print’, 335 pages (plus a Table of contents and blanks), in modern red morocco. c.1690s.

In the collection of Robert H. Taylor (1908-85), American book and manuscript collector. Formerly Restoration poetry MS 2.

This MS collated in POAS, I.

This MS recorded in Vieth and in Walker.

Princeton, RTC01 No. 35, pp. 9-13.

A Song (‘Absent from thee, I languish still’)

First published in Poems, &c. on Several Occasions (London, 1691). Vieth, pp. 88-9. Walker, pp. 38-9. Love, p. 29.

RoJ 368

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 1 (RoJ Δ 9). Early 18th century.

Edited in part from this MS in Love.

The Marquess of Bath, Longleat House, Thynne Papers, Vol. XXVII , f. 55v.

RoJ 369

Copy, numbered in darker ink ‘13’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 2 (RoJ Δ 17). c.mid-1680s.

Yale, Osborn MS b 334, pp. 194-5.

Song (‘As Chloris full of harmless thought’)

First published as a broadside, Croydon and Cloris or, The Wanton Sheepherdess [?London, ?1676]. Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). Vieth, pp. 26-7. Walker, p. 35. Love, p. 36.

RoJ 370

Copy, headed ‘The Yielding Nymph’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 11.4 (RoJ Δ 4). Early 18th century.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 173, f. 71r.

RoJ 371

Copy of lines 1-8, untitled, on a single quarto leaf. Late 17th century.

In: A large folio guard-book of miscellaneous MSS, in various hands, 434 leaves. Collected, and partly written, by Lieutenant Gideon Bonnivert (fl.1670s-90s), French Huguenot soldier and author, of Oxnead Hall, Norfolk.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

British Library, Sloane MS 1009, f. 389v.

Song (‘At last you'll force me to confess’)

First published, as an additional stanza to the Song ‘While on those lovely looks I gaze’, in A New Collection of the Choicest Songs (London, 1676). Vieth, p. 13. Walker, p. 22. Love, p. 32. An eight-line version beginning ‘Too late, alas! I must confess’ published in Examen Poeticum (London, 1693), in Vieth, p. 174, and in Walker, p. 22.

*RoJ 372

Autograph, with minor revisions, on one side of a single quarto leaf, once folded as a letter or packet.

In: the MS described under RoJ 70. c.1660s-80.

Edited from this MS by all editors.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 31, f. 5r.

RoJ 373

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 72. c.1730.

British Library, Harley MS 7316, f. 23r.

RoJ 374

Copy in: An unbound pair of conjugate folio leaves of verse, in a neat italic hand. Late 17th century.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 512, f. [1v].

RoJ 374.5

Copy of an untitled version beginning ‘Too late alas I must confess’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany. Compiled by Lady Henrietta Harley. Mid-18th century.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 1066, f. 36v rev.

RoJ 375

Copy of an eight-line version headed ‘A song’, beginning ‘Too late alas! I must confess’, and ascribed to ‘Rochester’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 104.53. 1715-17.

University of Chicago, MS 553, p. 229.

Song (‘By all love's soft, yet mighty powers’)

First published in Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). Vieth, p. 139. Walker, pp. 45-6. Love, pp. 37-8.

RoJ 376

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 14 (RoJ Δ 7). c.1690s.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Harvard, fMS Eng 636, pp. 69-70.

RoJ 376.5

Copy of the ‘Song’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 8.5. c.1705.

Private owners in the UK, Mylne MS, pp. 243-4.

RoJ 376.8

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 17. c.1680s.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 40, [unnumbered page].

Song (‘Fair Chloris in a pigsty lay’)

First published in Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). Vieth, pp. 27-8. Walker, pp. 33-4. Love, pp. 39-40.

RoJ 377

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 12 (RoJ Δ 1). c.1698-1700s.

The Duke of Beaufort, Badminton, FmE 3/12, pp. 311-12.

RoJ 378

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 14 (RoJ Δ 7). c.1690s.

Edited in part from this MS in Love. Recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Harvard, fMS Eng 636, pp. 77-9.

RoJ 379

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 7 (RoJ Δ 8). c.1680s-90s.

This MS collated in Hammond and in Walker.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 54, pp. 123-5.

RoJ 380

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 17. c.1680s.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 40, ff. 47v-8v.

RoJ 381

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 18 (RoJ Δ 14). c.1680.

Edited from this MS in Vieth and in Walker.

Royal Library, Stockholm, MS Vu. 69, pp. 169-71.

RoJ 382

Copy, headed ‘Song to Cloris’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 19 (RoJ Δ 16). c.1680.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

Yale, Osborn MS b 105, pp. 133-5.

RoJ 383

Copy, untitled, lacking the last three stanzas, on a single folded leaf. Late 17th century.

Formerly Osborn MS. Chest II, Number 32.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

Yale, Osborn Poetry Box VI/88.

Song (‘Give me leave to rail at you’)

First published (first stanza only) in Songs for i 2 & 3 Voyces Composed by Henry Bowman [London, 1677]. Both stanzas in Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). The second stanza only (beginning ‘Kindness has resistless Charms’) also in Valentinian (London, 1685). Vieth, pp. 10-11. Walker, pp. 20-1. Love, p. 18.

Some texts accompanied by Lady Rochester's ‘Answer’ to the poem (beginning ‘Nothing adds to love's fond fire’), her autograph of which is in University of Nottingham, Pw V 31, f. 15r. It is edited in Vieth, p. 10; in Walker, pp. 21-2, 154; in Kissing the Rod, ed. Germaine Greer et al. (London, 1988), pp. 230-2; and in Love, pp. 18-19.

RoJ 384

Copy, headed ‘Thirsis’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 12 (RoJ Δ 1). c.1698-1700s.

The Duke of Beaufort, Badminton, FmE 3/12, p. 310.

RoJ 384.5

Copy, immediately followed (on ff. 78v-9r) by Elizabeth Wilmot's ‘answer’ (‘Nothing adds to your fond fire’).

In: the MS described under RoJ 48.5. Late 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 73540, ff. 78r-v.

RoJ 385

Copy, headed ‘To Thirsis’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 92 (RoJ Δ 5). Late 17th - early 18th century.

Professor Pierre Danchin, [Ashley MS], f. 13r-v.

RoJ 386

Copy, headed ‘To Thirsis’; the text followed (pp. 121-2) by Lady Rochester's ‘answer’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 7 (RoJ Δ 8). c.1680s-90s.

This MS collated in Hammond and in Walker.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 54, p. 120.

RoJ 387

Copy, headed ‘Song by severall Hands / Mrs Whorton’; the text followed (f. 45r-v) by Lady Rochester's ‘answer’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 1 (RoJ Δ 9). Early 18th century.

The Marquess of Bath, Longleat House, Thynne Papers, Vol. XXVII , f. 45r.

RoJ 388

Copy, headed ‘To Thirsis’; the text followed (pp. 59-60) by Lady Rochester's ‘answer’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 17. c.1680s.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Gyldenstolpe; collated in Walker.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 40, f. 47r-v.

RoJ 389

Copy, headed ‘To Thirsis’, followed (p. 168) by Lady Rochester's ‘answer’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 18 (RoJ Δ 14). c.1680.

This MS collated in Walker.

Royal Library, Stockholm, MS Vu. 69, p. 167.

RoJ 390

Copy, followed (pp. 106-7) by Lady Rochester's ‘answer’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 11.91 (RoJ Δ 15). c.1690s-1700.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution. Collated in Walker.

Victoria and Albert Museum, Dyce MS 43 (Pressmark Dyce 25.F.37-38), pp. 105-6.

RoJ 391

The text followed (pp. 137-8) by followed (pp. 137-8) by Elizabeth Wilmot's ‘The Answer’ (‘Nothing adds to your fond fire’).

In: the MS described under RoJ 19 (RoJ Δ 16). c.1680.

Edited from this MS in Vieth and in Walker.

Yale, Osborn MS b 105, pp. 136-7.

RoJ 392

Copy of the second stanza only, headed ‘Song’ and here beginning ‘Kindnesse has resistlesse charmes’, numbered in a darker ink ‘3’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 2 (RoJ Δ 17). c.mid-1680s.

Yale, Osborn MS b 334, p. 183.

RoJ 393

Copy of part of the poem, headed ‘Kindness’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 104.53. 1715-17.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Gyldenstolpe.

University of Chicago, MS 553, p. 208.

RoJ 394

Copy. The text followed (f. 32r-v) by Lady Rochester's ‘answer’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 160. Early 1700s.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution. Collated in Walker.

Folger, MS M.b.12, ff. 31v-2r.

RoJ 395

Copy, in a musical setting as ‘By Jo: Blundevile’.

In: A folio song book, in a single hand, 95 pages (slightly misnumbered), in modern boards. c.1720.

Bookplate of William Hayman Cummings, FSA (1831-1915), singer and musical antiquary. Sotheby's, 15 June 1971, lot 1602. Formerly Folger MS cs 1064.

Folger, MS W.b.515, p. 56.

Song (‘How happy, Chloris, were they free’)

First published in Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). Vieth, pp. 83-4. Walker, pp. 39-40, and the version ‘How perfect Cloris, and how free’ on pp. 40-1, and in Love, pp. 23-4. See also David Vieth, ‘A Textual Paradox: Rochester's “To a Lady in a Letter”’, PBSA, 54 (1960), 147-62 (and sequel in Vol. 55 (1961), 130-3).

For the even later version of this lyric, see RoJ 482.

*RoJ 396

Autograph draft of an untitled 32-line version beginning ‘How [happy deleted] perfect Cloris, & how free’, on the first of two conjugate quarto leaves, once folded as a letter or packet.

In: the MS described under RoJ 70. c.1660s-80.

Edited from this MS and discussed (as text B1) in Vieth, art. cit. Edited in Walker, pp. 40-1, and in Love. Facsimile in Croft, Autograph Poetry, I, 57-8. Facsimile example in Greene, p. 71.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 31, f. 1r-v.

RoJ 396.5

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 48.5. Late 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 73540, ff. 76v-7r.

RoJ 397

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 1 (RoJ Δ 9). Early 18th century.

The Marquess of Bath, Longleat House, Thynne Papers, Vol. XXVII , f. 51r.

RoJ 398

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 19 (RoJ Δ 16). c.1680.

Printed from this MS (as text A1) in Vieth, art. cit., pp. 149-50; edited in Walker, pp. 39-40.

Yale, Osborn MS b 105, pp. 146-7.

RoJ 399

Copy, numbered in a darker ink ‘8’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 2 (RoJ Δ 17). c.mid-1680s.

Yale, Osborn MS b 334, pp. 188-9.

RoJ 400

Copy, untitled and here beginning ‘How perfect Cloris & how free’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 72. c.1730.

This MS recorded (as text B1) in Vieth, art. cit., pp. 151-2; recorded in Walker as a copy of RoJ 396.

British Library, Harley MS 7316, ff. 21v-2r.

RoJ 401

Copy, untitled and here beginning ‘How perfect Cloris, and how free’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 374. Late 17th century.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 512, f. [1r].

Song (‘Injurious charmer of my vanquished heart’)

First published, in a truncated version headed ‘The Expostulation’, in Female Poems On Several Occasions. Written by Ephelia, 2nd edition (London, 1682). Valentinian (London, 1685), Act IV, scene ii, p. 42. Vieth, p. 160. Walker, p. 28. Love, p. 16.

RoJ 402

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 7 (RoJ Δ 8). c.1680s-90s.

This MS collated in Hammond and in Walker.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 54, p. 463.

RoJ 403

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 1 (RoJ Δ 9). Early 18th century.

The Marquess of Bath, Longleat House, Thynne Papers, Vol. XXVII , f. 60r.

RoJ 404

Copy, headed ‘Dialogue / Nimph Sheppard’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 2 (RoJ Δ 17). c.mid-1680s.

Edited in paer from this MS in Love.

Yale, Osborn MS b 334, pp. 176-7.

A Song (‘Insulting beauty, you misspend’)

First published in Examen Poeticum (London, 1693). Vieth, p. 11. Walker, pp. 27-8. Love, pp. 33-4. See also David Vieth, ‘Two Rochester Songs’, N&Q, 201 (1956), 338-9.

RoJ 405

Copy, headed ‘By My Lord Rochester’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 374.5. Mid-18th century.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 1066, ff. 39v, 38v rev.

Song (‘Leave this gaudy gilded stage’)

First published in Vivian de Sola Pinto, Rochester: Portrait of a Restoration Poet (London, 1935), p. 120. Vieth, pp. 85-6. Walker, p. 25. Love, p. 32.

*RoJ 406

Autograph, untitled, on one side of a single octavo leaf.

In: the MS described under RoJ 70. c.1660s-80.

Edited from this MS by all editors. Facsimile in Greene, p. 128.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 31, f. 6r.

Song (‘Love a woman? You're an ass!’)

First published in Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). Vieth, p. 51. Walker, p. 25. Love, p. 38, as ‘Love to a Woman’.

RoJ 407

Copy, headed ‘Love to a Woman’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 12 (RoJ Δ 1). c.1698-1700s.

The Duke of Beaufort, Badminton, FmE 3/12, p. 316.

RoJ 407.5

Copy, subscribed ‘E R’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 48.5. Late 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 73540, f. 75v.

RoJ 408

Copy, headed ‘Love to a Woman’, heavily deleted.

In: the MS described under RoJ 92 (RoJ Δ 5). Late 17th - early 18th century.

Professor Pierre Danchin, [Ashley MS], f. 20r.

RoJ 409

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 14 (RoJ Δ 7). c.1690s.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Harvard, fMS Eng 636, pp. 247-8.

RoJ 409.5

Copy, headed ‘Satyr upon Women by ye Earl of Rochester’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 217.2. c.1712-27.

John Rylands University Library of Manchester, English MS 521, p. 69.

RoJ 410

Copy, headed ‘Love a Woman’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 7 (RoJ Δ 8). c.1680s-90s.

This MS collated in Hammond and in Walker.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 54, p. 132.

RoJ 411

Copy, headed ‘Love to a Woman’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 17. c.1680s.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 40, f. 50v.

RoJ 412

Copy, headed ‘Love to a Woman’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 18 (RoJ Δ 14). c.1680.

Edited in part from this MS in Love. Recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Royal Library, Stockholm, MS Vu. 69, p. 182.

Song (‘Phyllis, be gentler, I advise’)

First published in Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). Vieth, p. 32. Walker, p. 36. Love, pp. 19-20.

RoJ 413

Copy, headed ‘To Phillis’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 12 (RoJ Δ 1). c.1698-1700s.

The Duke of Beaufort, Badminton, FmE 3/12, p. 313.

RoJ 413.5

Copy, subscribed ‘E R’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 48.5. Late 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 73540, f. 74r.

RoJ 414

Copy, headed ‘Song By the L: Rochester’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 6 (RoJ Δ 6). c.1680s-1700s.

Edited in part from this MS in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 1. 3/1, p. 67.

RoJ 415

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 14 (RoJ Δ 7). c.1690s.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution. Collated in Walker.

Harvard, fMS Eng 636, pp. 64-5.

RoJ 416

Copy, headed ‘To Phillis’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 7 (RoJ Δ 8). c.1680s-90s.

This MS collated in Hammond and in Walker.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 54, p. 126.

RoJ 417

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 1 (RoJ Δ 9). Early 18th century.

The Marquess of Bath, Longleat House, Thynne Papers, Vol. XXVII , f. 45v.

RoJ 418

Copy, headed ‘To Phillis’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 17. c.1680s.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 40, ff. 48v-9r.

RoJ 419

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 11.8 (RoJ Δ 12). c.1690s.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution; collated in Walker.

Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna, Cod. 14090, f. 60r.

RoJ 420

Copy, headed ‘Phillis’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 18 (RoJ Δ 14). c.1680.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Royal Library, Stockholm, MS Vu. 69, p. 176.

RoJ 421

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 11.91 (RoJ Δ 15). c.1690s-1700.

Edited in part from this MS in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Victoria and Albert Museum, Dyce MS 43 (Pressmark Dyce 25.F.37-38), pp. 107-8.

RoJ 422

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 19 (RoJ Δ 16). c.1680.

Edited in part from this MS in Vieth and in Love. Collated in Walker.

Yale, Osborn MS b 105, pp. 139-40.

RoJ 423

Copy, numbered in darker ink ‘4’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 2 (RoJ Δ 17). c.mid-1680s.

Yale, Osborn MS b 334, p. 184.

RoJ 423.5

Copy, headed ‘Song By ye Ld Rochester’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 8.5. c.1705.

Private owners in the UK, Mylne MS, pp. 215-16.

RoJ 424

Copy, with a musical setting, untitled.

In: An oblong quarto music book, 156 pages (some leaves excised). Late 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Mus. Sch. F. 572, p. 76.

RoJ 425

Copy, headed ‘To Phillis’, with other poems on the second page of two conjugate folio leaves. Late 17th century.

In: the MS described under RoJ 100.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution.

British Library, Add. MS 27408, f. 9v.

RoJ 426

Copy, in a musical setting by T. Judway, untitled.

In: A narrow oblong duodecimo music book, probably in a single cursive hand, with (ff. 2r-v, 98r-97r rev.)a table of contents, written from both ends, i + 98 leaves, in modern red morocco. c.1682-90.

Bookplate of Ralph Sympsun Esqr. Puttick & Simpson's, 24 April 1873.

British Library, Add. MS 29397, f. 54v-r rev.

RoJ 427

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 160. Early 1700s.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution; collated in Walker.

Folger, MS M.b.12, ff. 32v-3r.

RoJ 428

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under RoJ 88. End of 17th century.

King's College, Cambridge, Hayward Collection, H. 11. 14, p. 29.

RoJ 429

Copy 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 Vieth, Attribution.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/16, p. 160.

RoJ 430

Copy, headed ‘By Sr. P. P’, written in a left-hand column, with a Latin version (beginning ‘Blanda sis o a crudelis Phyllis’) written in the right-hand column.

In: A folio miscellany of verse and prose, in English and Latin, in a single neat hand but for additions in other hands on pp. 183-226, 226 pages (including numerous blanks), in modern cloth. Compiled by Sir George Ent (1604-89), physician, a founding member of the Royal Society, to whom is addressed an inscription, sending the last item in the volume, on p. 226. c.1674-80.

Royal Society, London, MS 83, p. 94.

Song (‘Quoth the Duchess of Cleveland to counselor Knight’)

First published in Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). Vieth, p. 48. Walker, p. 61. Love, p. 90.

RoJ 431

Copy, headed ‘Song by ye Dts. of Cleavland & Mrs Knight’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 6 (RoJ Δ 6). c.1680s-1700s.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 1. 3/1, p. 110.

RoJ 432

Copy, headed ‘Mis: Knights Advice to the Dutchess, of Cleavland, in Distress For A Prick’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 14 (RoJ Δ 7). c.1690s.

Edited from this MS in Walker. Recorded in Vieth.

Harvard, fMS Eng 636, p. 277.

RoJ 433

Copy, untitled, among other verse on the second leaf of a pair of conjugate folio leaves. Late 17th-early 18th century.

In: the MS described under RoJ 227.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

Edinburgh University Library, MS La. II. 89, f. 229r-v.

RoJ 433.5

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 17. c.1680s.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 40, f. 213r.

RoJ 434

Copy of lines 1-3 only, headed ‘A Dialogue between Mall: Knight and the Dutchess of Cleaveland’, imperfect, lacking the remainder.

In: the MS described under RoJ 67. Late 17th century.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

Yale, Osborn MS fb 140, p. 110 (pinned to 108).

Song (‘'Twas a dispute 'twixt heaven and earth’)

First published in Welbeck Miscellany No. 2: A Collection of Poems by Several Hands, never before published, ed. Francis Needham (Bungay, Suffolk, 1934), p. 51. Vieth, p. 3. Walker, p. 27. Love, p. 31, as ‘[Love poem]’.

*RoJ 435

Autograph, with revisions, untitled, on two pages of two conjugate octavo leaves, once folded as a letter or packet.

In: the MS described under RoJ 70. c.1660s-80.

Edited from this MS by all editors.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 31, f. 3r-v.

RoJ 436

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under RoJ 72. c.1730.

British Library, Harley MS 7316, f. 22v.

RoJ 437

Copy, untitlrd.

In: the MS described under RoJ 374. Late 17th century.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 512, f. [1v].

Song (‘What cruel pains Corinna takes’)

First published in Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). Vieth, p. 31. Walker, p. 20, as ‘To Corinna. A Song’. Love, p. 20, as To Corinna.

RoJ 438

Copy, headed ‘To Corinna’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 12 (RoJ Δ 1). c.1698-1700s.

The Duke of Beaufort, Badminton, FmE 3/12, p. 307.

RoJ 439

Copy, headed ‘Woman's Frailty. A Song. by Ld. Ro:’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 11.4 (RoJ Δ 4). Early 18th century.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 173, f. 71v.

RoJ 439.5

Copy, subscribed ‘E R’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 48.5. Late 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 73540, f. 76r.

RoJ 440

Copy, headed ‘Song’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 92 (RoJ Δ 5). Late 17th - early 18th century.

Professor Pierre Danchin, [Ashley MS], f. 14r.

RoJ 441

Copy of stanzas 1, 2 and 4, headed ‘To Corinna’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 7 (RoJ Δ 8). c.1680s-90s.

This MS collated in Hammond and in Walker.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 54, p. 127.

RoJ 442

Copy, headed ‘Song’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 1 (RoJ Δ 9). Early 18th century.

The Marquess of Bath, Longleat House, Thynne Papers, Vol. XXVII , f. 49v.

RoJ 443

Copy of stanzas 1, 2 and 4, headed ‘To Corinna’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 17. c.1680s.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 40, f. 45v.

RoJ 444

Copy of stanzas 1, 2 and 4, headed ‘To Corinna’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 18 (RoJ Δ 14). c.1680.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Royal Library, Stockholm, MS Vu. 69, p. 174.

RoJ 445

Copy, headed ‘Song’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 19 (RoJ Δ 16). c.1680.

Edited in part from this MS in Vieth; collated in Walker.

Yale, Osborn MS b 105, pp. 140-1.

RoJ 446

Copy, headed ‘Song’, numbered in a darker ink ‘5’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 2 (RoJ Δ 17). c.mid-1680s.

Edited in part from this MS in Love.

Yale, Osborn MS b 334, p. 185.

RoJ 447

Copy, in the hand of one of Edmund Waller's daughters.

In: the MS described under RoJ 331.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], f. [16r].

Song (‘While on those lovely looks I gaze’)

First published in A New Collection of the Choicest Songs (London, 1676). Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). Vieth, pp. 12-13. Walker, pp. 43-4. Love, pp. 26-7.

RoJ 448

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 12 (RoJ Δ 1). c.1698-1700s.

The Duke of Beaufort, Badminton, FmE 3/12, pp. 314-5.

RoJ 449

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 92 (RoJ Δ 5). Late 17th - early 18th century.

Professor Pierre Danchin, [Ashley MS], f. 16v.

RoJ 450

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 14 (RoJ Δ 7). c.1690s.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Harvard, fMS Eng 636, pp. 67-8.

RoJ 451

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 7 (RoJ Δ 8). c.1680s-90s.

Edited from this MS in Walker. Collated in Hammond.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 54, p. 129.

RoJ 452

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 1 (RoJ Δ 9). Early 18th century.

The Marquess of Bath, Longleat House, Thynne Papers, Vol. XXVII , f. 52r-v.

RoJ 453

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 17. c.1680s.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 40, f. 49v.

RoJ 454

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 18 (RoJ Δ 14). c.1680.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Royal Library, Stockholm, MS Vu. 69, p. 177.

RoJ 455

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 19 (RoJ Δ 16). c.1680.

Edited from this MS in Vieth; collated in Walker.

Yale, Osborn MS b 105, pp. 151-2.

RoJ 456

Copy, here set out as four quatrains, numbered in a darker ink ‘11’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 2 (RoJ Δ 17). c.mid-1680s.

Edited in part from this MS in Love.

Yale, Osborn MS b 334, pp. 191-2.

RoJ 457

Copy, headed ‘A Songe of MLR’, with other verses, on one side of a single folio leaf. Late 17th century.

In: the MS described under RoJ 100.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution.

British Library, Add. MS 27408, f. 11r.

A Song of a Young Lady to Her Ancient Lover (‘Ancient person, for whom I’)

First published in Poems, &c. on Several Occasions (London, 1691). Vieth, pp. 89-90. Walker, pp. 32-3. Love, p. 30.

RoJ 458

Copy, headed ‘Song A Young Lady to her Antient Lover’, here set out as four stanzas of 6, 8, 6 and 6 lines respectively, and numbered afterwards, in a darker ink, ‘14’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 2 (RoJ Δ 17). c.mid-1680s.

Edited in part from this MS in Love.

Yale, Osborn MS b 334, pp. 195-6.

RoJ 458.5

Copy of lines 1-4, headed ‘Song / A young Lady to her Antient Lover’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 1 (RoJ Δ 9). Early 18th century.

The Marquess of Bath, Longleat House, Thynne Papers, Vol. XXVII , f. 60v.

Spoken Extempore to a Country Clerk after Having Heard Him Sing Psalms (‘Sternhold and Hopkins had great qualms’)

First published in The Miscellaneous Works of the Right Honourable the Late Earls of Rochester and Roscommon, 3rd edition (London, 1709). Vieth, p. 22. Walker, p. 122. Love, p. 301, as ‘Lord Rochester upon hearing the singing in a Country Church’.

RoJ 459

Copy, headed ‘As the late Earl of Rochester went by a Country Church, where the People were singing Sternhold, and Hopkins's Version of ye Psalms, he spake the following Verses, Ex Tempore’.

In: A quarto composite miscellany of verse and prose, in English and Latin, in several hands, 11 + 109 leaves. Early-mid-18th century.

Owned in 1812 by Miss Elizabeth Mansel. Given to Henry Gough, of Redhill, who presented it to the Bodleian in December 1884.

This MS recorded in Vieth and in Walker.

Bodleian, MS Add. B. 105, f. 32r-v.

RoJ 460

Copy, headed ‘Lord Rochester upon hearing ye singing in a Country Church.’

In: the MS described under RoJ 72. c.1730.

This MS recorded in Vieth; edited in Walker, p. 219.

British Library, Harley MS 7316, f. 18r.

RoJ 460.5

Copy in: A quarto miscellany of poems and plays by Corbet Owen (1645/6-71) and others, a ‘Catalogus Librorum’ at the reverse end, in probably several cursive predominantly italic hands, possibly associated with Oxford University, 166 leaves, in contemporary calf. c.1671.

Owned in 1671 by one ‘J. H.’. P.J. Dobell's sale catalogue The Literature of the Restoration (1918), item 1253. Purchased from Dobell in 1935.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 30, f. 155r.

The Submission (‘To this moment a rebel, I throw down my arms’)

First published in Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). Vieth, p. 15. Walker, pp. 18-19. Love, p. 22, as Song.

RoJ 461

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 12 (RoJ Δ 1). c.1698-1700s.

The Duke of Beaufort, Badminton, FmE 3/12, p. 309.

RoJ 462

Copy, headed ‘Song’, imperfect, lacking the last three stanzas.

In: the MS described under RoJ 92 (RoJ Δ 5). Late 17th - early 18th century.

Professor Pierre Danchin, [Ashley MS], f. 15v.

RoJ 463

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 7 (RoJ Δ 8). c.1680s-90s.

This MS collated in Hammond and in Walker.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 54, pp. 118-19.

RoJ 464

Copy, headed ‘Song’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 1 (RoJ Δ 9). Early 18th century.

The Marquess of Bath, Longleat House, Thynne Papers, Vol. XXVII , f. 50v.

RoJ 465

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 17. c.1680s.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Gyldenstolpe; collated in Walker.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 40, f. 46r-v.

RoJ 466

Copy, headed ‘Song’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 11.8 (RoJ Δ 12). c.1690s.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution. Collated in Walker.

Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna, Cod. 14090, ff. 60v-1r.

RoJ 467

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 18 (RoJ Δ 14). c.1680.

Edited from this MS in Vieth and in Walker.

Royal Library, Stockholm, MS Vu. 69, pp. 165-6.

RoJ 468

Copy, headed ‘Song’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 11.91 (RoJ Δ 15). c.1690s-1700.

Edited in part from this MS in Love. Recorded in Vieth, Attribution. Collated in Walker.

Victoria and Albert Museum, Dyce MS 43 (Pressmark Dyce 25.F.37-38), pp. 109-10.

RoJ 469

Copy, headed ‘Song’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 19 (RoJ Δ 16). c.1680.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

Yale, Osborn MS b 105, pp. 144-5.

RoJ 470

Copy, headed ‘Song’, numbered in a darker ink ‘7’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 2 (RoJ Δ 17). c.mid-1680s.

Yale, Osborn MS b 334, pp. 187-8.

RoJ 471

Copy of a four-stanza version, untitled, on a folded portion of a folio leaf, endorsed ‘A Songe’. Late 17th century.

In: the MS described under RoJ 66.

National Library of Wales, Pitchford Hall (Ottley) English Literary MSS (uncatalogued), A, A8.

Timon (‘What, Timon! does old age begin t'approach’)

First published in Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). Vieth, pp. 65-72. Walker, pp. 78-82, as ‘Satyr. [Timon]’. Harold Love, ‘The Text of “Timon. A Satyr”’, Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand Bulletin, 6 (1982), 113-40. Love, pp. 258-63, as Satyr. [Timon], among Disputed Works.

RoJ 472

Copy, headed ‘Satyr’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 12 (RoJ Δ 1). c.1698-1700s.

The Duke of Beaufort, Badminton, FmE 3/12, pp. 235-41.

RoJ 473

Copy, headed ‘A Satyr’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 13 (RoJ Δ 3). c.1680s.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Gyldenstolpe; collated in Love, ‘Text of “Timon”’.

Bodleian, MS Eng. misc. e. 536, pp. 83-8.

RoJ 474

Copy, headed ‘A Satyre’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 6 (RoJ Δ 6). c.1680s-1700s.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker and in Love, ‘Text of “Timon”’.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 1. 3/1, pp. 56-7.

RoJ 475

Copy, headed ‘Satyr Bye Sr Charles Sidley’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 14 (RoJ Δ 7). c.1690s.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker and in Love, ‘Text of “Timon”’.

Harvard, fMS Eng 636, pp. 228-36.

RoJ 476

Copy, headed ‘Timon, A Satyr’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 7 (RoJ Δ 8). c.1680s-90s.

This MS collated in Hammond, in Walker, and in Love, ‘Text of “Timon”’.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 54, pp. 92-100.

RoJ 477

Copy, headed ‘A Satyr’, the subscription ‘Rochester’ crossed out and ‘Sr Ch: Sidley’ written above in faint ink.

In: the MS described under RoJ 8 (RoJ Δ 10). c.1680s.

National Library of Ireland, MS 2093, pp. 79-90.

RoJ 478

Copy, headed ‘Satyr’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 17. c.1680s.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Gyldenstolpe; collated in Love, ‘Text of “Timon”’.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 40, ff. 130r-1v, 137r-8r.

RoJ 479

Copy, headed ‘Satyr’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 18 (RoJ Δ 14). c.1680.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker and in Love, ‘Text of “Timon”’.

Royal Library, Stockholm, MS Vu. 69, pp. 37-46.

RoJ 480

Copy, headed ‘Satyr. By Sr Char: Sidley’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 19 (RoJ Δ 16). c.1680.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker and in Love, ‘Text of “Timon”’.

Yale, Osborn MS b 105, pp. 227-38.

RoJ 480.5

Copy, headed ‘A Satyr’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 8.5. c.1705.

Private owners in the UK, Mylne MS, pp. 178-83.

RoJ 481

Copy, headed ‘Satyr vpon a Siner’, in two hands, in a disbound fragment of a folio miscellany of poems.

In: the MS described under RoJ 31.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker and in Love, ‘Text of “Timon”’ (the heading misread by all editors as ‘Diner’).

Harvard, fMS Eng 623, Folder 12, pp. 52-7.

To a Lady in a Letter (‘Such perfect bliss fair Chloris, we’)

First published, as ‘Against jealousie’, in A New Collection of the Choicest Songs (London, 1676). Vieth, pp. 84-5. Walker, pp. 41-2. See also David Vieth, ‘A Textual Paradox: Rochester's “To a Lady in a Letter”’, PBSA, 54 (1960), 147-62 (and sequel in Vol. 55 (1961), 130-3). Love, pp. 24-5.

For the earlier versions of this lyric, see RoJ 396-401.

RoJ 482

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 14 (RoJ Δ 7). c.1690s.

Edited from this MS and discussed (as text C) in Vieth, art. cit., pp. 153-4. Edited in part from this MS in Love.

Harvard, fMS Eng 636, pp. 8-10.

To Corinna. A Song (‘What Cruel pains Corinna takes’)

‘To forme a Plott’

See RoJ 70.

To Love (‘O Love! how cold and slow to take my part’)

First published in Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). Vieth, pp. 35-7. Walker, pp. 49-50. Love, pp. 12-13.

RoJ 483

Copy, headed ‘Ovid...To Love’ and here beginning ‘Oh Love hou cold art thou to take my part’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 12 (RoJ Δ 1). c.1698-1700s.

The Duke of Beaufort, Badminton, FmE 3/12, pp. 305-7.

RoJ 484

Copy, headed ‘Lib: 2. Eleg: 9th. To Love. By Ld. Rochester’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 11.4 (RoJ Δ 4). Early 18th century.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 173, ff. 48v-9r.

RoJ 484.5

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 48.5. Late 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 73540, f. 86v-8r.

RoJ 485

Copy, headed ‘O nunquam pro me satis indignate Cupido / To Love’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 92 (RoJ Δ 5). Late 17th - early 18th century.

Professor Pierre Danchin, [Ashley MS], ff. 11r-12v.

RoJ 486

Copy, headed ‘Love’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 14 (RoJ Δ 7). c.1690s.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Harvard, fMS Eng 636, pp. 58-61.

RoJ 487

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 7 (RoJ Δ 8). c.1680s-90s.

This MS collated in Hammond and in Walker.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 54, pp. 113-15.

RoJ 488

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 1 (RoJ Δ 9). Early 18th century.

Edited in part from this MS in Love.

The Marquess of Bath, Longleat House, Thynne Papers, Vol. XXVII , ff. 43r-4v.

RoJ 489

Copy, headed ‘Ovid...To Love’

In: the MS described under RoJ 17. c.1680s.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 40, ff. 44r-5r.

RoJ 490

Copy, headed ‘Ovid...To Love’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 18 (RoJ Δ 14). c.1680.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Royal Library, Stockholm, MS Vu. 69, pp. 159-62.

RoJ 491

Copy, ascribed to ‘ye E: of R.’

In: the MS described under RoJ 19 (RoJ Δ 16). c.1680.

Edited from this MS in Vieth and in Walker.

Yale, Osborn MS b 105, pp. 67-71.

RoJ 492

Copy, headed ‘Ovid: Amor: LiOsborn MS b =2dus= Eleg: 9m: O nunquam prome Satis indignate Cupido To Love’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 2 (RoJ Δ 17). c.mid-1680s.

Yale, Osborn MS b 334, pp. 169-72.

RoJ 493

Copy, headed ‘Ovid B: 2: Eleg: 9. By ye E: of Rhochester’. c.1700.

In: A tall folio composite volume of verse and some prose, chiefly translations from Latin, in various hands and paper sizes, 133 leaves, mounted on guards, in half red morocco. Volume XVIII of papers of the families of Browne, Mariett and West, of the manor of Alscot, in Preston-on-Stour, Gloucestershire.

Portions once owned by Henry Jackson (1586-1662), Hooker's first editor; by Anthony Wood (1632-95), Oxford antiquary; by Thomas Coxeter (1689-1747); and probably by James West, FRS, FSA, MP (1703-72), politician and antiquary.

British Library, Add. MS 34744, f. 57r-v.

RoJ 494

Copy, headed ‘A Translation of the 9th Elegye of Ovids 2d Book of Amorum…by Ld Rochester’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 30. c.1678-80s.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 6339, f. 20r-v.

RoJ 495

Copy, headed ‘Ovid: Amor: lib. 2d. Eleg: 9’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 104.55. Late 17th century.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

University of Illinois, Post-1650 MS 0001, ff. [19r-20r].

To My More than Meritorious Wife (‘I am, by fate, slave to your will’)

First published in The Museum: or, The Literary and Historical Register, Vol. III, No. 31 (23 May 1747), p. 156. Vieth, p. 23. Walker, p. 121. Love, p. 31.

RoJ 496

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 1 (RoJ Δ 9). Early 18th century.

The Marquess of Bath, Longleat House, Thynne Papers, Vol. XXVII , f. 46r.

RoJ 497

Copy, headed ‘To his more than meritorious Wife’, as ‘By Wilmot E. of Rochester’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 72. c.1730.

Edited from this MS in Walker and in Love. Recorded in Vieth.

British Library, Harley MS 7316, f. 12r.

RoJ 498

Copy, on one page of two conjugate folio leaves. Early-mid-18th century.

In: A folio composite volume of verse MSS, in various hands, 185 leaves.

The Marquess of Bath, Longleat House, Portland Papers, Vol. XVII, f. 13r.

To the Postboy (‘Son of a whore, God damn you! can you tell’)

First published, in shortened form, in Johannes Prinz, Rochesteriana (Leipzig, 1926), p. 56. Vieth, pp. 130-1. Walker, p. 103. Love, pp. 42-3.

RoJ 499

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 11.8 (RoJ Δ 12). c.1690s.

Edited in part from this MS in Vieth and in Love. Collated in Walker.

Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna, Cod. 14090, f. 128r-v.

RoJ 500

Copy, untitled, subscribed ‘By Rochester’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 54 (RoJ Δ 13). c.late 1690s-1704.

Princeton, RTC01 No. 38, p. 154.

RoJ 501

Copy, headed ‘Verses to the Post Boy’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 11.91 (RoJ Δ 15). c.1690s-1700.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution. Collated in Walker.

Victoria and Albert Museum, Dyce MS 43 (Pressmark Dyce 25.F.37-38), pp. 241-2.

RoJ 502

Copy, headed ‘E; of Rochesters Conference With a Post Boy. 1674’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 43. c.1700.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution. Collated in Walker.

Bodleian, MS Firth c. 15, p. 15.

RoJ 503

Copy, as ‘by Ld: Rochester’, the date ‘1674’ added afterwards.

In: the MS described under RoJ 44. c.1710.

Edited in part from this MS in Vieth; edited in Walker.

British Library, Harley MS 6914, f. 21r-v.

RoJ 504

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 112. End of 17th century.

Edited from this MS in John D. Patterson, ‘Another Text of Rochester's “To the Post Boy”’, Restoration, 4 (1980), 14-16; collated in Walker.

British Library, Harley MS 7312, p. 107.

RoJ 505

Copy, headed ‘A Dialogue wth a Post by ye Ld Rotchester.’

In: the MS described under RoJ 133. c.1690.

This MS recorded in Patterson, loc. cit.

Chetham's Library, Mun. A.4.14, f. 29r.

RoJ 506

Copy, headed ‘To A Postboy: E: of R:’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 104.55. Late 17th century.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution; collated in Walker.

University of Illinois, Post-1650 MS 0001, f. [16v].

RoJ 507

Copy, headed ‘the Earle of Rochesters Conference with the Post Boy’ and the poem dated ‘1674’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 365. c.1705.

This MS recorded in Patterson, loc. cit.; collated in Walker.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 42, pp. 20-1.

RoJ 508

Copy, headed ‘Earle of Rochester's Conference with a Post Boy. 1674’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 366. c.1700.

Edited from this MS in John Harold Wilson, ‘Rochester's “Buffoon Conceit”’, MLN, 56 (1941), 372-3. Recorded in Vieth, Attribution. Collated in Walker.

Ohio State University, English Department Library, Spec. MS Eng. 15, p. 16.

RoJ 509

Copy, headed ‘Earle of Rochesters Conference with a Post Boy’. This MS in the same hand as RoJ 502 and RoJ 508.

In: the MS described under RoJ 367. c.1690s.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution; collated in Walker.

Princeton, RTC01 No. 35, p. 8.

RoJ 510

Copy, headed ‘Roch: to a Post boy’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 11.9. c.1680s-90s.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution, and in Walker.

Princeton, RTC01 No. 36, p. 254.

A Translation from Seneca's ‘Troades’, Act II, Chorus (‘After death nothing is, and nothing, death’)

First published in Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). Vieth, pp. 150-1. Walker, p. 51. Love, pp. 45-5, as ‘Senec. Troas. Act. 2. Chor. Thus English'd by a Person of Honour’.

RoJ 511

Copy, headed ‘Seneca Troas’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 12 (RoJ Δ 1). c.1698-1700s.

The Duke of Beaufort, Badminton, FmE 3/12, p. 243.

RoJ 512

Copy, headed ‘Seneca's Troas Act 2. Chorus’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 4. c.1667-82 [the poems by Marvell and Rochester c.1670s].

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution; collated in Walker.

Bodleian, MS Don. b. 8, p. 498.

RoJ 512.5

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under RoJ 63. c.1674-6.

Clark Library, Los Angeles, M3835M3 L651 [1674-6] Bound, f. [34r].

RoJ 513

Copy, headed ‘Post nihil Mortem &c’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 6 (RoJ Δ 6). c.1680s-1700s.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution. Collated in Walker.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 1. 3/1, p. 17.

RoJ 514

Copy, headed ‘A Paraphrase upon Seneca Trag. Act: 2d Chorus…’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 14 (RoJ Δ 7). c.1690s.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution. Collated in Walker.

Harvard, fMS Eng 636, pp. 79-80.

RoJ 515

Copy, headed ‘Seneca Troas’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 7 (RoJ Δ 8). c.1680s-90s.

This MS collated in Hammond and in Walker.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 54, p. 91.

RoJ 516

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 17. c.1680s.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Gyldenstolpe.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 40, ff. 124v-5r.

RoJ 517

Copy, headed ‘Rochesters Translation of part of the Chorus of the 2d Act of Seneca's Troas; post Mortem &c’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 54 (RoJ Δ 13). c.late 1690s-1704.

Princeton, RTC01 No. 38, p. 147.

RoJ 518

Copy, headed ‘Seneca Troas’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 18 (RoJ Δ 14). c.1680.

This MS collated in Walker.

Royal Library, Stockholm, MS Vu. 69, pp. 51-2.

RoJ 519

Copy, headed ‘Seneca Troas Act 2d Chor:’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 19 (RoJ Δ 16). c.1680.

Edited from this MS in Vieth and in Walker.

Yale, Osborn MS b 105, pp. 106-7.

RoJ 520

Copy, headed ‘Thus Englished by the same Lord Rochester’, following the Latin text (twelve lines) headed ‘Seneca Troades Act. 2 Chorus’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 64. c.1670s-80s.

Nicholas Fisher, London, [Tyrrell MS], f. [5r-v].

RoJ 521

Copy, headed in another hand ‘Seneca's Troas. Chorus of the 2d Act ... Translated by ye Earl of Rochester’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 229. c.1672-1715 [plus later additions].

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution.

Harvard, MS Eng 586, p. [629].

RoJ 522

Copy, untitled.

In: A folio volume of ‘Miscellanies Collected in the Yeare 1683 at Kingstone upon Thames May the 11th’, in verse and prose, predominantly in one neat hand, c.141 pages (usually on rectos only), gilt-edged, in contemporary calf gilt. Compiled between 11 May and 25 June 1683 by someone whose monogram is possibly (?) ‘JMD’. 1683.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution. Collated in Walker.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution. Collated in Walker.

Harvard, fMS Eng 652, f. 61r.

RoJ 523

Copy, with the original Latin verses, headed ‘Senec. Tragoed. in Troade. Act 2. Chor...Translated by the E. of Rochester thus’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 233.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Gyldenstolpe. Collated in Walker.

National Library of Scotland, MS 2201, f. 114r.

RoJ 524

Copy, headed ‘On Death by my Lord Rochester’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 122. c.1705.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution; collated in Walker.

Yale, Osborn MS c 189, pp. 10-11.

RoJ 525

Copy, headed ‘Seneca: Tros: Act 2: Chorus’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 336. Late 17th century.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution; collated in Walker.

Yale, Osborn Poetry Box VI/68, p. [3].

Tunbridge Wells (‘At five this morn, when Phoebus raised his head’)

First published in Richard Head, Proteus Redivivus: or the Art of Wheedling (London, 1675). Vieth, pp. 73-80. Walker, pp. 69-74. Love, pp. 49-54.

RoJ 526

Copy, headed ‘Observations on Tunbridge Wells’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 6 (RoJ Δ 6). c.1680s-1700s.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 1. 3/1, pp. 66-7.

RoJ 527

Copy, headed ‘A Satyre upon Tunbridge Wells’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 14 (RoJ Δ 7). c.1690s.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Harvard, fMS Eng 636, pp. 131-40.

RoJ 528

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 11.8 (RoJ Δ 12). c.1690s.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna, Cod. 14090, ff. 124r-7v.

RoJ 529

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 11.91 (RoJ Δ 15). c.1690s-1700.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Victoria and Albert Museum, Dyce MS 43 (Pressmark Dyce 25.F.37-38), pp. 234-40.

RoJ 530

Copy, headed ‘Tunbridge Wells A Satyr’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 19 (RoJ Δ 16). c.1680.

Edited from this MS in Vieth and in Walker.

Yale, Osborn MS b 105, pp. 251-63.

RoJ 530.5

Copy, headed ‘Post Nihill Mortem &c.’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 8.5. c.1705.

Private owners in the UK, Mylne MS, p. 44.

RoJ 530.8

Copy, headed ‘observations on Tunbridge wells’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 8.5. c.1705.

Private owners in the UK, Mylne MS, pp. 211-15.

RoJ 531

Copy, headed ‘Upon ye Wells by my Ld Rocheseter’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 58. c.1669-74.

This MS collated in Walker.

Bodleian, MS Don. f. 29, fols 69r, 70r, 71r, 72r, 73r, 74r, 75r.

RoJ 532

Copy, subscribed ‘Ld R: fecit Sept 20: 81’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 104.7. Mid-late 17th century.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Bodleian, MS Douce 357, ff. 136v-8v.

RoJ 533

Copy, headed ‘On Tunbridge-wells a Satyre of L.R.’, on three quarto leaves (of a six-leaf gathering). Late 17th century.

In: the MS described under RoJ 306. Early-mid-18th century.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

British Library, Add. MS 4456, ff. 201r-3v.

RoJ 534

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 24. c.1680s.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution; collated in Walker.

British Library, Add. MS 34362, ff. 22r-5r.

RoJ 535

Copy, headed ‘Observacons on Tunbridge Wells’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 112. End of 17th century.

Edited in part from this MS in Love. Recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

British Library, Harley MS 7312, pp. 5-10.

RoJ 536

Copy of lines 1-175, headed ‘Epsom Wells: By ye Earl of Rochester’. c.1680.

In: the MS described under RoJ 310. c.1678.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

British Library, Lansdowne MS 936, ff. 50r-4v.

RoJ 537

Copy, subscribed ‘Rochester’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 104.53. 1715-17.

University of Chicago, MS 553, pp. 114-18.

RoJ 538

Copy, headed ‘Ann. 1670 A Poem at Tunbridg by Robert West / The Evidence’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 32. c.1670-1705.

Hertfordshire Record Office, DE/P F36, pp. [142-7].

RoJ 539

Copy, in a probably professional hand, headed ‘Tunbridg waters’, on all four pages of a pair of conjugate folio leaves, once folded as a letter or packet. Late 17th century.

In: A tall folio composite volume of state and ecclesiastical letters and papers, in various hands, 185 itemns, unfoliated, in later black morocco gilt.

Volume XIII of the collections of Edmund Gibson (1669-1748), Bishop of London.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Lambeth Palace Library, MS 941, No 115.

RoJ 539.5

Copy, headed ‘Tunbridge Wells by ye Ld R--r’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 44.5. c.1700.

North Yorkshire Record Office, ZK MIC 1275/9785, ff. [9v-11v].

RoJ 540

Copy, as ‘by ye E: of R. June 30. 75’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 11.9. c.1680s-90s.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

Princeton, RTC01 No. 36, pp. 213-21.

RoJ 541

Copy, headed ‘A Satyr vpon Tunbridge Wells by ye E. of Rochester An°. 1673’, largely written sideways the length of the page.

In: the MS described under RoJ 104.63. Late 17th century.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

Yale, Osborn MS b 52/2, pp. 164-7.

RoJ 542

Copy, headed ‘Observations on Tunbridge Wells’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 184. c.1680s.

This MS recorded in Vieth, collated in Walker.

Yale, Osborn MS b 113, pp. 17-28.

RoJ 542.5

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 8.8. 1680-93.

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

RoJ 543

Copy of lines 146-75, here beginning ‘And on her halfe dead wom bestow new Life’, imperfect, lacking the previous portion.

In: the MS described under RoJ 67. Late 17th century.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Yale, Osborn MS fb 140, p. 123.

‘'Twas a dispute 'twixt heav'n and Earth’

Two Translations from Lucretius

See RoJ 103.

Under King Charles II's Picture (‘I, John Roberts, writ this same’)

First published in Poems by John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, ed. Vivian de Sola Pinto (London, 1953), p. xlv. Vieth, p. 20. Walker, p. 121.

RoJ 544

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 72. c.1730.

Edited from this MS by all editors.

British Library, Harley MS 7316, f. 23v.

Upon Cary Frazer (‘Her Father gave her Dildoes six’)

See RoJ 201.

Upon His Drinking a Bowl (‘Vulcan, contrive me such a cup’)

First published in Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). Vieth, pp. 52-3. Walker, pp. 37-8. Love, pp. 41-2, as Nestor.

RoJ 545

Copy, headed ‘Nestor’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 12 (RoJ Δ 1). c.1698-1700s.

The Duke of Beaufort, Badminton, FmE 3/12, p. 262.

RoJ 546

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 13 (RoJ Δ 3). c.1680s.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Gyldenstolpe.

Bodleian, MS Eng. misc. e. 536, p. 60.

RoJ 547

Copy, headed ‘Upon drinking in a Bowl’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 11.4 (RoJ Δ 4). Early 18th century.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 173, f. 141r-v.

RoJ 548

Copy, headed ‘Upon drinking of A Bowle’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 14 (RoJ Δ 7). c.1690s.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Harvard, fMS Eng 636, pp. 62-4.

RoJ 549

Copy, headed ‘Nestor’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 17. c.1680s.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 40, ff. 21v-2r.

RoJ 550

Copy, headed ‘Nestor’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 18 (RoJ Δ 14). c.1680.

Edited in part from this MS in Love. Recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

Royal Library, Stockholm, MS Vu. 69, pp. 87-8.

RoJ 551

Copy, headed ‘Upon his drinking bowl.’

In: the MS described under RoJ 21. c.1690.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution.

Bodleian, MS Add. B. 106, f. 42r-v.

RoJ 552

Copy of lines 1-8, 17-24, in a musical setting, headed ‘An Adress to Vulcan’.

In: An oblong quarto songbook, in two or more hands, 68 leaves, in modern half brown morocco. c.1724.

Inscribed (f. 34r) ‘Challis Mather 1742’. Acquired from R. N. James, 6 April 1888.

British Library, Add. MS 33351, f. 23r.

RoJ 553

Copy of lines 1-8, 17-24, headed ‘An Address to Vulcan’, with a musical setting. Late 17th century.

This MS cannot now be located, unless Vieth's reference to it is mistaken. It appears to be identical with RoJ 552.

This MS recorded (as ‘Illinois MS. 20 D 43 Ellis’) in Vieth, Attribution.

University of Illinois, [no shelfmark].

Upon His Leaving His Mistress (‘Tis not that I am weary grown’)

First published in Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). Vieth, p. 81. Walker, p. 37. Love, pp. 17-18.

RoJ 554

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 12 (RoJ Δ 1). c.1698-1700s.

The Duke of Beaufort, Badminton, FmE 3/12, p. 247.

RoJ 555

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 13 (RoJ Δ 3). c.1680s.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Gyldenstolpe.

Bodleian, MS Eng. misc. e. 536, p. 59.

RoJ 555.5

Copy, headed ‘To Celia for Inconstancy’, subscribed ‘E R’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 48.5. Late 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 73540, ff. 77v-8r.

RoJ 556

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 14 (RoJ Δ 7). c.1690s.

This MS recorded in Vieth, Attribution. Collated in Walker.

Harvard, fMS Eng 636, pp. 61-2.

RoJ 557

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 7 (RoJ Δ 8). c.1680s-90s.

This MS collated in Hammond and in Walker.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 54, pp. 89-90.

RoJ 558

Copy, headed ‘To Cælia for Inconstancy. Song’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 1 (RoJ Δ 9). Early 18th century.

The Marquess of Bath, Longleat House, Thynne Papers, Vol. XXVII , f. 44v.

RoJ 559

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 18 (RoJ Δ 14). c.1680.

This MS collated in Walker.

Royal Library, Stockholm, MS Vu. 69, pp. 61-2.

RoJ 560

Copy in: the MS described under RoJ 19 (RoJ Δ 16). c.1680.

Edited in part from this MS in Vieth; collated in Walker.

Yale, Osborn MS b 105, pp. 113-14.

RoJ 561

Copy, headed ‘To Caelia for Inconstancy / Song’, numbered in a darker ink ‘2’.

In: the MS described under RoJ 2 (RoJ Δ 17). c.mid-1680s.

Yale, Osborn MS b 334, pp. 182-3.

RoJ 562

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under RoJ 88. End of 17th century.

King's College, Cambridge, Hayward Collection, H. 11. 14, p. 29.

RoJ 563

Copy, headed ‘My Ld Rochester to his mistresse, when he put her away’.

In: A large folio verse miscellany, including (on pp. 1-88) 73 poems by Katherine Philips, dating as late as 1662, written in a single, neat non-professional hand, the remainder of the volume filled with other poems in several hands, viii + 140 pages (plus numerous blanks), in contemporary calf gilt, ‘A S’ in a gilt lozenge on each cover. The later additions partly compiled by George Clarke (1661-1736), politician and virtuoso (whose bookplate is inside the cover and whose family coat of arms is on f. [iv]), son of Sir William Clarke (1623?-66), Secretary of War to the Commonwealth and Charles II. c.1662[-1730s].

Inside the front cover inscribed ‘E[?] Barrow’, evidently a member of the family of Samuel Barrow (1625-82), Royal Physician and friend of John Milton, Barrow being the second husband of Sir William Clarke's widow, Dorothy (d.1695). Formerly MSS 6. 13.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993), as the