Sir Charles Sedley (1639?–1701)

Verse

Poems by Sedley

Advice to the Old Beaux (‘Scrape no more your harmless Chins’)

First published in The Gentleman's Journal (August 1693), p. 258. Miscellaneous Works (London, 1702). Sola Pinto, I, 35-6.

SeC 1

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. 101r.

SeC 2

Copy 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. [110-11].

A Ballad To the Tune of Bateman (‘You Gallants all, that love good Wine’)

First published in Miscellaneous Works (London, 1702). Sola Pinto, I, 32-4.

SeC 3

Copy, headed ‘To the Tune of Bateman’.

In: the MS described under SeC 2 (SeC Δ 2). c.1670-1705.

Hertfordshire Record Office, DE/P F36, pp. [107-9].

The Complaint (‘When fair Aurelia first became’)

First published, in a 28-line version beginning ‘When Aurelia first became’, in A Collection of Poems (London, 1672). Miscellaneous Works (London, 1702). Sola Pinto, I, 10-11.

SeC 4

Copy, headed ‘A Song by Sr. Ch: Sedley, a Given Heart hardly regain'd’.

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

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 173, f. 75r-v.

Constancy (‘Fear not, my Dear, a Flame can never dye’)

First published in A Collection of Poems (London, 1672). Miscellaneous Works (London, 1702). Sola Pinto, I, 11.

SeC 5

Copy, headed ‘Lasting Love. By Sr. Ch: Sedley’.

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

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 173, ff. 74v-5r.

SeC 6

Copy, headed ‘Constancy’.

In: A quarto composite volume of four MSS, in English and Latin, iii + 187 leaves, in vellum boards. Part B (ff. 16d-86v): A quarto miscellany of poems and letters, in several hands, compiled by William Elyott (a nephew of Sir Simonds D'Ewes). c.1640-55.

Part C (ff. 86 bis-120r): A quarto verse miscellany compiled by Thomas Axton, M.A. (b.1699/1700), of Trinity College, Cambridge. c.1718-22.

Part C sold at the Thomas Rawlinson sale in March 1733/4, lot 289.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 116, f. 96v.

SeC 6.5

Copy, headed ‘A Song’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, largely in one rounded hand, with later additions in other hands, 169 pages, in a marbled wrapper. c.1710-30s.

Among papers of the Knatchbull family, Barons Brabourne, of Mersham-le-Hatch, Kent.

Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, U951 Z24, p. 66.

SeC 7

Copy, as ‘by Sr. Charles Sedley’.

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. 8r.

SeC 8

Copy, as ‘By the same Author’ [i.e. Sir Charles Sedley].

In: A small quarto miscellany, in a single neat hand, 34 pages, in marbled stiff paper wrapper. c.1720.

In the collection of Robert H. Taylor (1908-85), American book and manuscript collector. Formerly cited as the ‘Addison Miscellany’.

Princeton, RTC01 No. 178, p. 18.

SeC 9

Copy, with an additional four lines.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in a stylish professional hand, with some rubricated headings, 58 pages, in contemporary calf, now disbound. c.1690s.

Formerly ‘Chest II, No. 36’.

Yale, Osborn MS b 218, p. 17.

SeC 10

Copy, headed ‘The Constancy’ and ascribed to Etherege.

In: A small verse miscellany. Early 18th century.

Yale, Osborn Poetry Box IV/53, pp. 10-11.

A Dialogue (‘Cupid, I hear thou hast improv'd’)

First published in Miscellaneous Works (London, 1702). Sola Pinto, I, 39-40.

SeC 11

Copy, headed ‘Song’.

In: the MS described under SeC 2 (SeC Δ 2). c.1670-1705.

Hertfordshire Record Office, DE/P F36, p. [111].

A Dialogue between Amintas and Celia (‘Amintas, I am come alone’)

First published in A Collection of Poems (London, 1672). Miscellaneous Works (London, 1702). Sola Pinto, I, 17-19.

SeC 12

Copy, headed ‘Amyntas Courting Caelia for her last Favour. Sr Ch: Sed:’.

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

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 173, f. 76r-v.

The Doctor and his Patients (‘There was a prudent grave Physician’)

First published in Miscellaneous Works (London, 1702). Sola Pinto, I, 45-6.

SeC 13

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

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 173, ff. 157v-8r.

SeC 14

Copy in: A quarto verse miscellany, in a single hand, 154 pages. c.1760.

Yale, Osborn MS c 186, pp. 49-50.

SeC 15

Copy on a single folio leaf. The text is followed on p. 47 by a poem headed ‘The doctor and the Cooke’ (‘Going down staires he met a scullion’).

In: A composite volume of separate verse MSS, in various hands and paper sizes, 142 pages, disbound.

Later owned by Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), manuscript and book collector: Phillipps MS 8302. Sotheby's, 25 June 1935, lot 342, to Maggs. Formerly ‘Chest II, 2’.

Yale, Osborn MS fb 68, p. 45.

SeC 15.5

Copy, headed ‘The Prayer of Sr Charles Sedley’, subscribed by Lady Cowper ‘This was Composed in the time of his health and giuen to me by his Lady’.

In: A folio miscellany of verse and prose, compiled by Sarah Cowper (née Holled, 1644-1720), Lady Cowper, wife of Sir William Cowper, MP (1639-1706), begun in 1690 and resumed in 1698, dedicated to her son William's wife Judith, 369 leaves erratically foliated and paginated, in contemporary calf. c.1690-1700s.

Hertfordshire Record Office, DE/P F43, p. [669].

The Eighth Ode of the Second Book of Horace (‘Did any Punishment attend’)

First published in A New Miscellany of Original Poems on several Occasions (London, 1701). Miscellaneous Works (London, 1702). Sola Pinto, I, 31-2.

SeC 16

Copy, headed ‘Ode out of Horace’.

In: the MS described under SeC 2 (SeC Δ 2). c.1670-1705.

Hertfordshire Record Office, DE/P F36, pp. [103-4].

Epilogue [to ‘The Mulberry Garden’] (‘Poets of all men have the hardest Game’)

First published in The Mulberry Garden (London, 1668). De Sola Pinto, I, 186.

SeC 16.5

Copy in: A duodecimo miscellany of verse and prose, predominantly in a single non-professional hand, iv + 214 pages, in contemporary calf. Inscribed (p. 211) ‘I ended this book Novr. 13th 1723’. c.1723.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt 15, pp. 138-9.

The Indifference (‘Thanks, fair Vrania. to your Scorn’)

First published in A Collection of Poems (London, 1672). Miscellaneous Works (London, 1702). The Works of the Honourable Sir Charles Sedley, Bat (2 vols, London, 1722), I, 69-70. Sola Pinto, I, 29-30.

SeC 17

Copy in: the MS described under SeC 6.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 116, ff. 96v-7v.

SeC 17.2

Copy, ascribed to Sir Charles Sedley.

In: A quarto miscellany of verse and prose, i + 200 leaves (ff. 129-199 blank), in quarter-vellum over boards. Compiled by John Phillipps, of Exeter College, Oxford, and the Middle Temple, who has inscribed the front pastedown ‘John Phillipps. med: Temp: Lond: 1776’. c.1776-1804.

Acquired from Cumming of Exeter, 1941.

Bodleian, MS Eng. misc e. 241, f. 99r.

SeC 17.5

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

Formerly Chest II, No. 21.

Yale, Osborn MS b 213, p. 138.

SeC 17.8

Copy in: A duodecimo verse miscellany, 150 pages. 1720.

Yale, Osborn MS c 549, p. 114.

SeC 18

Copy, headed ‘Indifference xcuse'd by Sr George Etheredge’.

In: the MS described under SeC 10. Early 18th century.

Yale, Osborn Poetry Box IV/53, pp. 13-16.

The Oath of the Bawlers at the Dog-and-Partridge, by Sr. C. S. (‘Wee to this Order none receaue’)

First published in David M. Vieth, ‘Sir Charles Sedley and the Ballers' Oath’, The Scriblerian, 12 (1979), 47-9.

SeC 19

Copy, on a single octavo leaf. Late 17th century.

In: A quarto composite volume of miscellaneous MSS, in various hands, ii + 117 leaves, in half-calf.

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

Edited from this MS in Vieth.

Bodleian, MS Wood D. 19, f. 111r.

On Don Alonzo who was cut in pieces for making love to the Infanta of Portugal (‘How cruel was Alonzo's Fate’)

First published in Miscellaneous Works (London, 1702). Sola Pinto, I, 43.

SeC 20

Copy in: the MS described under SeC 2 (SeC Δ 2). c.1670-1705.

Hertfordshire Record Office, DE/P F36, p. [99].

On the Birth-Day of the Late Queen A Song (‘Love's Goddess sure was blind this Day’)

First published in The Gentleman's Journal (May 1692), p. 1. Miscellaneous Works (London, 1702). Sola Pinto, I, 26-7. Musical setting by Henry Purcell published in The Works of Henry Purcell, XXIV (Purcell Society, 1926), Part II, pp. 1-35.

SeC 21

Copy, headed ‘Song to the Queen Birthday’.

In: the MS described under SeC 2 (SeC Δ 2). c.1670-1705.

Hertfordshire Record Office, DE/P F36, pp. [104-5].

SeC 22

Copy, in a musical setting by Henry Purcell, headed ‘Queens Birth=Days = Song 1692 Written by Sr Charles Sedley’, with (f. 139r) a pencil note ‘copied the year it was composed’.

In: A large folio volume of vocal music by Henry Purcell (1659-95), in a neat italic hand, 151 leaves, in 19th-century half dark red morocco. c.1700.

Bookplate of Julian Marshall (1836-1903), music and print collector and writer. Acquired from him 10 July 1880; 26 March and 9 April 1881.

British Library, Add. MS 31447, ff. 130r-9r.

SeC 23

Copy in a musical setting by Henry Purcell, headed ‘Queen's Birth Day Song 1692’

In: A large quarto volume of odes in musical settings by Henry Purcell, in a single neat hand, 112 leaves (plus blanks), in half red morocco on marbled boards. Early 18th century.

Inscribed (f. 1r) ‘J Kent’.

British Library, RM 24. e. 8, ff. 34r-60v.

SeC 24

Copy, in a musical setting by Henry Purcell.

In: Folio MS volume of music by Henry Purcell. 18th century.

Royal College of Music, MS 994, ff. 33r-56r.

Ovid's Amores, Book I, Elegy the Eighth. He Curses a Bawd, for going about to debauch his Mistress (‘There is a Bawd renown'd in Venus Wars’)

First published in Miscellany Poems (London, 1684). Miscellaneous Works (London, 1702). Sola Pinto, I, 92-5.

SeC 25

Copy, in a professional hand, headed ‘He Curses a Bawd for going about to debauch his Mrs Elegy the 8th. Ovids Amorum Lib: 1°’, on all four sides of a pair of conjugate folio leaves. Late 17th century.

In: A folio guard book of 51 miscellaneous MSS, chiefly verse, in various hands and paper sizes. Late 17th century.

Formerly MSS. 6. 16: shelfmark MSS 5.27.

Worcester College, Oxford, MS 237, item 27.

Ovid's Amores, Book II, Elegy the Fifth. To his false Mistress (‘Cupid, begon! who wou'd on thee rely’)

First published in Miscellany Poems (London, 1684). Miscellaneous Works (London, 1702). Sola Pinto, I, 95-7.

SeC 26

Copy of an 85-line version, headed ‘Ovid B: 2. Eleg: 5. Taken out of Sr. Ch: Sidley's & Mr Oldhams Translations’ and beginning ‘Nay then ye Devil take all Love! if I’, comprising a conflated version based on two translations. 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.

Edited from this MS in Sola Pinto, I, 294-5.

British Library, Add. MS 34744, f. 56r-v.

Ovid's Amores, Book III, Elegy the Fourth. To A Man that lockt up his Wife (‘Vex not thy self and her, vain Man, since all’)

First published in Miscellany Poems (London, 1684). Miscellaneous Works (London, 1702). Sola Pinto, I, 97-8.

SeC 27

Copy, headed ‘Lib: 3. Eleg: 4. To a man that lockt up his Wife. By Sr: Ch: Sedley’.

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

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 173, f. 50r-v.

SeC 28

Copy, headed ‘Ovid Lib: 3. Eleg: 4 by Sr: Ch: Sedley’. c.1700.

In: the MS described under SeC 26.

This MS recorded in Sola Pinto, I, xxvi.

British Library, Add. MS 34744, f. 59v.

A Pastoral Dialogue between Thirsis and Strephon (‘Strephon, O Strephon, once the jolliest Lad’)

First published, in an abbreviated version, in A Collection of Poems (London, 1672). Miscellaneous Works (London, 1702). Sola Pinto, I, 3-6.

SeC 29

Copy of a 49-line version on a quarto leaf. c.1700.

In: A folio composite volume of verse, in various hands, 280 leaves, in modern half crushed morocco on cloth boards gilt. Incorporating (ff. 40r-51v) a quarto verse miscellany compiled allegedly ‘for the mendinge of his hand in wrighting’, when ‘Idle and wanting Employment’, by Feargod Barbon of Daventry, Northamptonshire (? a relation of the Anabaptist politician Praisegod Barbon (1598-1679/80)).

In preliminary verses (f. 40r), Barbon records that ‘This Booke [i.e. presumably the exemplar for his verse transcripts] was giuen me by A frende / To reade and overlooke’.

This MS collated in Sola Pinto.

British Library, Harley MS 7332, f. 199r-v.

SeC 30

Copy, in a mixed hand, headed ‘A pastoral Dialogue’, on three pages of an unbound pair of conjugate folio leaves, folded as a letter or packet. Late 17th century.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 368.

Prologue to the Stroulers (‘Beauty and Wit so barely you requite’)

First published in Poems on Affairs of State (London, 1698). Sola Pinto, I, 49.

SeC 31

Copy, here ascribed to ‘Sr C.S. Bart’ on the first page of two conjugate folio leaves.

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 collated in Sola Pinto.

British Library, Egerton MS 2623, f. 63r.

SeC 32

Copy, headed ‘Prologue. By Sr Cha: Sidley To the Strowlers’, the poem here dated 1690.

In: A quarto miscellany of poems on affairs of state entitled A Collection of the best Poems, Lampoons, Songs & Satyrs from the Revolucon 1688. to 1692, in at least two professional hands, on 237 pages (plus numerous blanks) and with a two-page table of contents, in blind-stamped calf. c.late 1690s.

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

Huntington, EL 8770, pp. 155-6.

SeC 33

Copy, headed ‘Prologue By Sr Cha: Sidley. To the Strowlers. 1690’.

In: A large folio miscellany of poems on affairs of state, entitled A Collection of Poems, Lampoons, Songs and Satyrs from the beginning of the Revolucon in 1688 to 1695, in a single professional hand, with (ff. 2r-4r) a ‘Table’ of contents, 183 leaves, in contemporary calf. c.late 1690s.

Bookplates of Sir John Hynde Cotton, Bt (d.1752), of Lanwade and Maddingley Hall, Cambridgeshire, and of ‘Philia Cotton’.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 47, f. 68v.

The Soldiers Catch (‘Room, Boys, room. room. Boys. room’)

First published, in Miscellaneous Works (London, 1702). Sola Pinto, I, 28-9.

SeC 34

Copy in: the MS described under SeC 2 (SeC Δ 2). c.1670-1705.

Hertfordshire Record Office, DE/P F36, pp. [100-2].

Song (‘Drink about till the Day find us’)

First published in A Collection of Poems (London, 1672). Miscellaneous Works (London, 1702). Sola Pinto, I, 19.

SeC 35

Copy of the last stanza, in a musical setting by Henry Bowman, imperfect, lacking stanzas 1-3.

In: A folio music book of vocal compositions, the lyrics in English and Latin almost entirely in a single italic hand, with a contemporary index (f. 93r), 94 leaves, in 19th-century half red leather. Compiled by the composer Henry Bowman, those songs set by himself listed by him on f. 93r. c.1678-80s.

Bookplate of Katherine Sedley (1657-1717), daughter of Sir Charles Sedley and later Countess of Dorchester, of Southfleet, Kent. Inscribed (f. 93r) ‘John James’. Purchased from J. Harvey, 13 July 1877.

Edited from this MS in Sola Pinto, I, 272-3.

British Library, Add. MS 30382, f. 41r.

Song (‘Get you gone, you will undo me’)

First published in Westminster Drollery (London, 1672). Miscellaneous Works (London, 1702). Sola Pinto, II, 16-17.

SeC 36

Copy, untitled and here beginning ‘Goe get you gon you will undoe me’.

In: A folio formal verse miscellany, comprising c.406 poems, many of them song lyrics, in various neat hands, compiled probably over a period, 8 blank leaves (pp. [i-xvi]) + 10 unnumbered pages of poems (pp. [xvii-xxvi]) + 9 numbered pages (pp. 1-9) + ff. [9v]-151v + 12 leaves at the end blank but for a poem on the penultimate page (f. [11v]), in contemporary calf gilt. Once erroneously associated with Thomas Killigrew (1612-83), whose hand does not appear in the volume. Mid-17th century-c.1702.

Inscribed (f. [ir]) ‘Sr Robert Killigrew / 1702’. Later in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), book and manuscript collector: Phillipps MS 9070. Sotheby's, 19 May 1897, lot 455.

Discussed, with a facsimile example, in Nancy Cutbirth, ‘Thomas Killigrew's Commonplace Book?’, Library Chronicle of the University of Texas at Austin, NS No. 13 (1980), 31-8.

University of Texas at Austin, Ms (Killigrew, T) Works B Commonplace book, f. 131r-v.

Song (‘Hears not my Phyllis, how the Birds’)

First published, as ‘Phillis Knotting’, in The Gentleman's Journal (August-September 1694), p. 233. Miscellaneous Works (London, 1702). Sola Pinto, I, 34-5. Musical setting by Henry Purcell published in Thesaurus Musicus…the third book (London, 1695).

SeC 37

Copy, in a probably professional hand, headed ‘The Knotting Song’, on one side of a folio leaf, once folded as a letter.

Bought at Sotheby's, 6-10 April 1869 (Duke of Leeds sale). c.1700.

In: A tall folio composite volume of chiefly verse MSS, in various hands and paper sizes, 91 leaves, mounted on guards, in half red morocco.

At least some individual items here were later owned by Sir Thomas Osborne (1632-1712), first Earl of Danby, Marquess of Carmarthen and Duke of Leeds, politician. Sotheby's, 6-10 April 1869 (Leeds sale), including lot 725, item 10.

British Library, Add. MS 28095, f. 36r.

SeC 38

Copy of the musical setting by Henry Purcell (without words), headed ‘The knotting song. set by mr Purcell’.

In: A folio music book, in probably a single hand, 125 leaves, in contemporary brown blind-stamped calf within modern half red morocco gilt. Owned and probably compiled by one John Channing, whose label ‘IOHN CHANNING 1694’ was on the original spine. c.1694-7.

Inscribed in pencil (f. 1r) ‘Alex Tytler 1779’. Label on a flyleaf of ‘Alfred Moffat. Edinburgh. 1896’.

British Library, Add. MS 35043, f. 9r.

Song (‘Not Celia that I juster am’)

First published in A Collection of Poems (London, 1672). Miscellaneous Works (London, 1702). Sola Pinto, I, 6-7.

SeC 39

Copy, headed ‘Song’, here beginning ‘Not Cloris that I juster am’.

In: the MS described under SeC 36. Mid-17th century-c.1702.

University of Texas at Austin, Ms (Killigrew, T) Works B Commonplace book, p. [xvii].

SeC 40

Copy, headed ‘Ld Dorset to his Lady’ and here beginning ‘Not Chloe that I truer am or chaster than the rest’, interlineated with a shorthand version.

In: A single octavo leaf of verse. c.1700.

Among papers of the Newdegate family, Viscounts Daventer, of Arbury Hall, Nuneaton.

Warwickshire County Record Office, CR 136/B755, p. [2].

SeC 41

Copy, headed ‘Song’, here beginning ‘Not Cloris, that I juster am’ and subcribed ‘Dorset’.

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 ‘Clarke MS’: PsK Δ 5. See also Elizabeth H. Hageman, ‘Treacherous Accidents, and the Abominable Printing of Katherine Philips's 1664 Poems’, in New Ways of Looking at Old Texts, III, ed. W. Speed Hill (Tempe, AZ, 2004), pp. 85-95.

This MS recorded in The Poems of Charles Sackville, Sixth Earl of Dorset, ed. Brice Harris (New York & London, 1979), p. 187.

Worcester College, Oxford, MS 58, p. 96.

SeC 42

Copy, headed ‘A Song 1685’ and here beginning ‘Not Celia yt I truer am’, on a blank page among twenty-one MS poems added at the end of a printed exemplum of Waller's Poems, ‘fourth’ edition.

In: Exemplum of the ‘Fourth’ printed edition of Waller's Poems (8°: London, 1682), accompanying The Second Part of Mr. Waller's Poems (London, 1690), 2 vols. With a collection of 21 poems, including nine by Waller, copied in MS on 47 blank pages at the end of the first volume in the hand of Elizabeth Moyle (afterwards Mrs Gregor), another poem at the very end added in a different hand; the printed text of the poems also containing a number of MS emendations, and some of the poems numbered in MS from 1 to 38. c.1686-90s.

The first volume inscribed as being a gift in 1684 by Sir Walter Moyle (d. 1701), M.P., of Bake, St Germans, Cornwall, to his daughter Elizabeth (afterwards Mrs Gregor), brother of the essayist and politician Walter Moyle (1672-1721).

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993) as the ‘Moyle Volume’: WaE Δ 17.

Yale, Osborn pb 110, Vol. 1, p. [21].

Song (‘Phillis, Men say that all my Vows’)

First published, in a 24-line version, in The Gentleman's Journal (March 1691/2), p. 8. Miscellaneous Works (London, 1702). Sola Pinto, I, 44.

SeC 43

Copy, a neat hand, headed ‘Pastora by Sr Charles Sedley’, on the first page of a pair of conjugate quarto leaves also containing other verses, once folded as a letter or packet. Late 17th-early 18th century.

Among the archives of Lord Egremont of Petworth House, erstwhile seat of the Percy family, Earls of Northumberland.

Lord Egremont, Petworth House, PHA 46.

Song (‘Smooth was the Water, calm the Air’)

First published in Miscellaneous Works (London, 1702). Sola Pinto, I, 36-7.

SeC 44

Copy in: the MS described under SeC 2 (SeC Δ 2). c.1670-1705.

Hertfordshire Record Office, DE/P F36, pp. [112-13].

Song (‘When first Pastora came to Town’)

First published in Miscellaneous Works (London, 1702). Sola Pinto, I, 36.

SeC 45

Copy of a 16-line version, untitled and inscribed ‘L W’.

In: the MS described under SeC 2 (SeC Δ 2). c.1670-1705.

The additional final quatrain printed from this MS in Pritchard, p. 63.

Hertfordshire Record Office, DE/P F36, p. [116].

To Candidus (‘All Things are common amongst Friends, thou say'st’)

First published in Miscellaneous Works (London, 1702). Sola Pinto, I, 56.

SeC 46

Copy in: the MS described under SeC 2 (SeC Δ 2). c.1670-1705.

Hertfordshire Record Office, DE/P F36, p. [95].

To Canidius (‘Thou strutst, as if thou wert the only Lord’)

First published in Miscellaneous Works (London, 1702). Sola Pinto, I, 55.

SeC 47

Copy in: the MS described under SeC 2 (SeC Δ 2). c.1670-1705.

Hertfordshire Record Office, DE/P F36, p. [94].

To Celia (‘As in those Nations, where they yet adore’)

First published in The New Academy of Complements (London, 1671). Miscellaneous Works (London, 1702). The Works of the Honourable Sir Charles Sedley, Bat (2 vols, London, 1722), I, 62-3. Sola Pinto, I, 22.

SeC 48

Copy, headed ‘To Celia. Fair, but not Favourable. by Sr. Ch: Sedley’.

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

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 173, f. 74r.

SeC 49

Copy, headed ‘On Mrs. Mar: Nappe’, subscribed ‘Sr. Ch: sidley’.

In: A quarto notebook in Latin and English, in a single neat hand, written from both ends, 35 leaves, in contemporary calf gilt. Compiled by Nicholas Crouch (c.1618-90), bursar of Balliol College and notary. Late 17th century.

Balliol College, Oxford, MS 336, f. 14r.

SeC 50

Copy, headed ‘A Copy of vrses to Mrs. M: K: from —’ and ascribed to ‘Char: Sidley’.

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.

Bodleian, MS Don. f. 29, fol. 24r.

SeC 51

Copy, headed ‘To Mris Mary Napp’, subscribed ‘Sir Charles Sedley’.

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.

Printed from this MS in Pinto, I, 274.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 4, p. 169.

SeC 52

Copy, headed ‘To a fair, but cruell mistresse’.

In: An octavo miscellany of verse and prose, including academic speeches, in Latin and English, in a single non-professional italic hand, 54 leaves, written from both ends, in contemporary calf. Compiled by a member of Christ Church, Oxford. Late 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. C. 556 , f. 21r rev.

SeC 53

Copy, headed ‘To Celia. Poëms upon Several Occons. 1672. Qui colit illi facit’.

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. 1.

SeC 53.5

Copy, headed ‘Against ye Pride of Women’.

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, f. 70r.

SeC 54

Copy, untitled, with other verses closely written in three small secretary hands, on a single folio 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 collated in Pinto.

British Library, Sloane MS 1009, f. 395r.

SeC 55

Copy, headed ‘To a Lady’.

In: An octavo miscellany of Oxford University orations and of miscellaneous verse, in English and Latin, predominantly in one hand, written from both ends, 141 unnumbered leaves (including blanks), in contemporary vellum boards. Compiled by Thomas Lessey (1649/50-1724), of Wadham College, Oxford, later Canon of Sarum, with his inscription ‘Tho: Lessey or le levre est à Thomas Lessey L'An de Grace 1670’. c.1668-83.

Cardiff Central Library, MS 1.482, f. [9v rev.].

SeC 56

Copy in: A folio verse miscellany, in two hands, possibly compiled principally by Robert Clarke of Wadham College, Oxford. c.1663.

Duke University, MS 12-14-71, p. 96.

SeC 57

Copy, headed ‘A Copy of Verses dedicated to ye vertue & beauty of Mrs Mary Knapp, of Oxon (while ye K. & Court were there upon the accident of the plague in London) by Sr Charles Sidley, Barr.tt A.D. 1665’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in two neat hands, 14 leaves (plus blanks), in modern quarter-calf cloth. A (misapplied) title-page (f. 1r) possibly in another hand: ‘Copy of Verses upon ye Government under the Protectour Cromwel -- By Edmund Waller 1650’. Late 17th century.

Inscribed (f. [ir]) ‘C F’[?].

Harvard, MS Eng 1035, f. [9v].

SeC 57.5

Copy, headed ‘by Sr Charles siddly’

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, [Last leaf].

SeC 58

Copy, headed ‘On The Scorn full’

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. 31.

SeC 59

Copy, headed ‘To a faire, but cruell Mistris M.K.’, subscribed ‘Charles Sidley’.

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, ff. 7v-8r.

SeC 60

Copy, headed ‘To a Scornfull Beauty’.

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.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 43, pp. 39-40.

SeC 61

Copy, headed ‘To ye same’ [i.e. a very young lady].

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).

Princeton, CO199 No. 895, pp. 387-9.

SeC 62

Copy, headed ‘To Celia. By Sir Charles Sedley’.

In: the MS described under SeC 8. c.1720.

Princeton, RTC01 No. 178, p. 17.

SeC 63

Copy, headed ‘To Mrs M. N: ... A ... P’,subscribed ‘Sr C. S.’

In: A duodecimo miscellany of verse, on affairs of state etc., and prose, including Latin academic exercises, in a single small hand, compiled by an Oxford University man, written from both ends, iii + 87 leaves, in old morocco. c.1670s.

Bookplate of Arthur Ashpitel, FSA, and bequeathed by him 1869.

Society of Antiquaries, MS 330, f. 3r.

SeC 64

Copy, headed ‘To a Scornfull Beauty’.

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. 546.

SeC 64.5

Copy, headed ‘To ye fairest Cælia’, subscribed ‘By Charles Sidley’.

In: A quarto miscellany of verse and some prose, possibly in a single variant cursive hand, 76 pages, disbound. c.1660s.

Inscribed ‘Thomas Beesly his booke’, ‘Richard Dewe’, and ‘Stephen Philips his booke’, and possibly associated with the University of Oxford. Sotheby's, 17 July 2008, lot 133, to ‘Anonymous’, with facsimiles of pp. 20-1 in the sale catalogue.

A set of photocopies is in the British Library, RP 9362.

Facsimile in Sotheby's sale catalogue, 17 July 2008, p. 99.

Untraced, [Beesly MS], pp. 20-1.

To Celia (‘Princes make Laws, by which their Subjects live’)

First published in A Collection of Poems (London, 1672). Miscellaneous Works (London, 1702). Sola Pinto, I, 16.

SeC 65

Copy in: the MS described under SeC 2 (SeC Δ 2). c.1670-1705.

Hertfordshire Record Office, DE/P F36, p. [98].

SeC 66

Copy, headed ‘To Celia. by Sir Charles Sedley’.

In: the MS described under SeC 8. c.1720.

Princeton, RTC01 No. 178, p. 13.

To Classicus (‘When thou art ask'd to Sup abroad’)

First published in Miscellaneous Works (London, 1702). Sola Pinto, I, 52-3.

SeC 67

Copy, headed ‘To Classicus. a Covetous Smell-Toast. by Sr. Ch: Sed:’.

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

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 173, f. 158r-v.

SeC 68

Copy in: the MS described under SeC 2 (SeC Δ 2). c.1670-1705.

Hertfordshire Record Office, DE/P F36, p. [92].

To Cloe (‘Leave off thy Paint, Perfumes, and youthful Dress’)

First published in The Gentleman's Journal (November 1693), pp. 365-6. Miscellaneous Works (London, 1702). Sola Pinto, I, 54.

SeC 69

Copy, with a note that the poem was written ‘To Madame Hall’.

In: the MS described under SeC 2 (SeC Δ 2). c.1670-1705.

This MS recorded in Pritchard, p. 63.

Hertfordshire Record Office, DE/P F36, p. [93].

SeC 69.5

Copy, headed ‘Epigram by Sr. Ch: Sedley / To Cloe’.

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. III, f. 41r.

To Cloris (‘Cloris, I cannot say your Eyes’)

First published in A Collection of Poems (London, 1672). Miscellaneous Works (London, 1702). Sola Pinto, I, 8.

SeC 70

Copy, headed ‘To Chloris. by Sr. Ch: Sedley. The Entire Lover’.

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

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 173, ff. 75v-6.

SeC 71

Copy, headed ‘Tota pulchra. or Je ne sçay quoy’.

In: the MS described under SeC 53. c.1682-91.

Bodleian, MS Sancroft 53, p. 3.

SeC 72

Copy of an untitled version, here beginning ‘Chloris I dare not say yr eyes’ and with two additional stanzas.

In: the MS described under SeC 17.5. Late 17th century.

Yale, Osborn MS b 213, pp. 141-2.

To Corrina sick (‘Apollo whose kind influences produce’)

Apparently unpublished.

SeC 73

Copy of a 22-line poem, headed ‘To Corrinna sick Sr C. S: L W’.

In: the MS described under SeC 2 (SeC Δ 2). c.1670-1705.

This MS recorded in Pritchard, p. 63.

Hertfordshire Record Office, DE/P F36, p. [115].

To Coscus (‘O Times! O Manners! Cicero cry'd out’)

First published in The Gentleman's Journal (October 1692), p. 1. Miscellaneous Works (London, 1702). Sola Pinto, I, 42.

SeC 74

Copy in: the MS described under SeC 2 (SeC Δ 2). c.1670-1705.

Hertfordshire Record Office, DE/P F36, p. [106].

To Flavius (‘Thou quiblest well, hast Craft and Industry’)

First published in Miscellaneous Works (London, 1702). Sola Pinto, I, 55.

SeC 75

Copy in: the MS described under SeC 2 (SeC Δ 2). c.1670-1705.

Hertfordshire Record Office, DE/P F36, p. [94].

To Gaurus (‘That thou dost shorten thy long Nights with Wine’)

First published in Miscellaneous Works (London, 1702). Sola Pinto, I, 56.

SeC 76

Copy in: the MS described under SeC 2 (SeC Δ 2). c.1670-1705.

Hertfordshire Record Office, DE/P F36, p. [96].

To Liber (‘Liber, thou Joy of all thy Friends’)

First published in Miscellaneous Works (London, 1702). Sola Pinto, I, 40-1.

SeC 77

Copy, headed ‘To Liber. The Voluptuous Epicure. By Sr. Ch: Sedley’.

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

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 173, f. 157v.

To Maximina (‘Ovid, who bid the Ladies laugh’)

First published in The Gentleman's Journal (September 1693), p. 297. Miscellaneous Works (London, 1702). Sola Pinto, I, 51.

SeC 78

Copy, headed ‘By Sr Charles Sidley’.

In: the MS described under SeC 2 (SeC Δ 2). c.1670-1705.

Hertfordshire Record Office, DE/P F36, p. [91].

SeC 79

Copy, headed ‘To Mary Snow’, on a quarto leaf. Early 18th century.

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.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 152, f. 134r.

To Maximus (‘Wou'd'st thou be free, I fear thou art in jest’)

First published in Miscellaneous Works (London, 1702). Sola Pinto, I, 58.

SeC 80

Copy in: the MS described under SeC 2 (SeC Δ 2). c.1670-1705.

Hertfordshire Record Office, DE/P F36, p. [97].

To Milo (‘One Month a Lawyer, thou the next wilt be’)

First published in Miscellaneous Works (London, 1702). Sola Pinto, I, 60.

SeC 81

Copy in: the MS described under SeC 2 (SeC Δ 2). c.1670-1705.

Hertfordshire Record Office, DE/P F36, p. [113].

To Posthumus (‘That thou dost Cashoo breath, and Foreign Gums’)

First published in The Gentleman's Journal (January-February 1694), p. 12. Miscellaneous Works (London, 1702). Sola Pinto, I, 53.

SeC 82

Copy in: the MS described under SeC 2 (SeC Δ 2). c.1670-1705.

Hertfordshire Record Office, DE/P F36, p. [92].

To Quintus (‘Thou art an Atheist, Quintus, and a Wit’)

First published in Miscellaneous Works (London, 1702). Sola Pinto, I, 59-60.

SeC 83

Copy, headed ‘To Quintus. An Atheisticall Libertine. by Sr. Ch: Sedly’.

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

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 173, f. 158r.

To Sabinus (‘Surly and Sour thou dislik'st Mankind’)

First published in Miscellaneous Works (London, 1702). Sola Pinto, I, 61.

SeC 84

Copy in: the MS described under SeC 2 (SeC Δ 2). c.1670-1705.

Hertfordshire Record Office, DE/P F36, p. [114].

To Septimus (‘Thro' servile Flattery thou dost all commend’)

First published in Miscellaneous Works (London, 1702). Sola Pinto, I, 55.

SeC 85

Copy in: the MS described under SeC 2 (SeC Δ 2). c.1670-1705.

This MS collated in Pritchard, pp. 62-3.

Hertfordshire Record Office, DE/P F36, p. [91].

To Sertorius (‘If thou do'st want a Horse, thou buy'st a Score’)

First published in Miscellaneous Works (London, 1702). Sola Pinto, I, 54.

SeC 86

Copy, headed ‘To Stertorius, a Greedy Buyer. By Sr. Ch. Sedley’.

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

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 173, f. 158r.

To Sextus (‘What Business or what Hope brings thee to Town’)

First published in Miscellaneous Works (London, 1702). Sola Pinto, I, 53.

SeC 87

Copy in: the MS described under SeC 2 (SeC Δ 2). c.1670-1705.

Hertfordshire Record Office, DE/P F36, p. [93].

To the King on his Birth-day (‘Behold the happy Day again’)

First published in A New Miscellany of Original Poems, on several Occasions (London, 1701). Miscellaneous Works (London, 1702). Sola Pinto, I, 38-9.

SeC 88

Copy, headed ‘To King Wm: Vppon his Birth Day Novembr: 4th 1700 By Sr Charles Sydly’.

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.

This MS collated in Sola Pinto.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. D 361, f. 56r-v.

To Thraso (‘Whil'st thou sit'st drinking up thy Loyalty’)

First published in Miscellaneous Works (London, 1702). Sola Pinto, I, 57.

SeC 89

Copy in: the MS described under SeC 2 (SeC Δ 2). c.1670-1705.

Hertfordshire Record Office, DE/P F36, p. [96].

Upon the Author of the Satyr Against Wit (‘A Grave Physician, us'd to write for Fees’)

First published in Miscellaneous Works (London, 1702). Sola Pinto, I, 46-7.

SeC 90

Copy 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. 270-1.

Poems Doubtfully Ascribed to Sedley

Advice to Lovers (‘Damon, if thou wilt believe me’)

First published in The Works of the Honourable Sir Charles Sedley, Bat (2 vols, London, 1722), I, 87.

See DoC 8-17.

Against his Mistress's Cruelty (‘Love, How unequal are thy Laws’)

First published in Miscellaneous Works, Written by His Grace, George, Late Duke of Buckingham (London, 1704). Sola Pinto, II, 149-50.

SeC 91

Copy, headed ‘The perplexed Lover to his Cruel mistress. Sr. Ch: Sedley’.

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

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 173, f. 72r.

SeC 92

Copy, headed ‘Against his Mistress's Cruelty, by Sr Chas: Sedley’.

In: A large folio verse miscellany, headed (p. 1) ‘Poems on Severall Occasions’, 298 pages, in contemporary calf (rebacked). c.1735.

Harvard, fMS Eng 629, p. 45.

Batheaston, a new Ballad on Musick, Poetry & Painting, to be sung not said (‘At Batheaston, such Breakfasts each Thursday are seen’)

Unpublished?

SeC 92.5

Copy, in a rounded italic hand, as ‘Written by Sir Charles Sedley Baronet’, on the first two pages of an unbound pair of conjugate folio leaves, endorsed on the fourth page in the hand of David Garrick (1717-79), actor and playwight, ‘Sr. Charles Sedleys Song Bath-Eaton’. Mid-18th century.

Folger, MS Y.d.129.

By Sir Charles Sidley. Written Extempore (‘The Noble Man, why he's a thing’)

First published in The Diverting Post (13-20 June 1704). Sola Pinto, II, 150.

SeC 93

Copy in: the MS described under SeC 69.5. c.1720.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 879, Vol. I, f. 194v.

Character of Ld Leicester (‘Learned thy selfe, and having such for frinds’)

SeC 93.5

Copy, ascribed to ‘Sidley’.

In: the MS described under SeC 15.

Yale, Osborn MS fb 68, p. 75.

Dildoides (‘Such a sad tale prepare to hear’)

See BuS 19-36.

A Fable (‘In Æsop's Tales an honest Wretch we find’)

The Works of the Honourable Sir Charles Sedley, Bat (2 vols, London, 1722), I, 4-5.

By Matthew Prior.

The Fall (‘As Chloe o'er the Meadow past’)

First published, as ‘By Sir Charles Sidley’, in The Works of the Honourable Sir Charles Sedley, Bat (2 vols, London, 1722), II, 15-16. Sola Pinto, II, 192.

SeC 94

Copy, here ascribed to ‘Sr. Charles Sedley’.

In: A folio verse miscellany, 38 leaves. Compiled by a Cambridge University man, much of the contents transcribed ‘from a book of poems that mr. Head lent me’. c.1730.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 222, f. 29v.

The Lover's Will (‘Let me not sigh my last, ere I bequeath’)

First published in The Works of the Honourable Sir Charles Sedley, Bat (2 vols, London, 1722), II, 1-2.

SeC 94.2

Copy in: the MS described under SeC 94. c.1730.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 222, f. 33r.

An Ode (‘Oh Ye blest Pow'rs, propitious be’)

First published, as ‘An Ode By Mr. R. D of Cambridge’, in the second part of Jane Barker's Poetical Recreations (London, 1688), pp. 137-8. The Works of the Honourable Sir Charles Sedley, Bat (2 vols, London, 1722), II, 4-5.

SeC 94.5

Copy, as ‘By R. D. of Cambridge’.

In: the MS described under SeC 94. c.1730.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 222, f. 37r.

SeC 94.8

Copy, untitled.

In: A quarto composite volume of verse MSS, in several hands and paper sizes, 129 leaves, in 19th-century half-morocco. Collected by Peter Le Neve (1661-1729), Norroy King of Arms, antiquary, his brother Oliver, and (in 1714) by Thomas Martin (1697-1771), of Palgrave, Suffolk, antiquary and collector. c.mid 17th century.

Later owned by Sir John Fenn (1739-94), antiquary. Puttick & Simpson's, 16-18 July 1866 (Fenn sale), lots 420-22.

British Library, Add. MS 27406, f. 99v.

On the Happy Corydon and Phillis (‘Young Coridon and Phillis’)

First published in Poetical Works (London, 1707). Sola Pinto, II, 151-2.

SeC 95

Copy, headed ‘Song By a Lady. 1698’.

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, f. 280r-v.

SeC 96

Copy, headed ‘A Song By a Lady of Quality’, the poem dated in the margin ‘1699’.

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 43), 444 pages (plus blanks and an eleven-page index), in contemporary calf. c.1705.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 44, pp. 250-3.

SeC 97

Copy, headed ‘By a Person of Quality of the Female Sex’.

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.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 46, f. 199r.

SeC 98

Copy, headed ‘Song By a Lady. 1688’.

In: A tall folio miscellany of poems on affairs of state, in probably a single professional rounded hand, with (ff. 3r-5r) a ‘Table’ of contents, 152 leaves (plus blanks), in contemporary calf. c.early 1700s.

Bookplate of Sir William Augustus Fraser, Bt (1826-98), of Ledeclune and Morar.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 48, ff. 125r-6r.

SeC 98.5

Copy, headed ‘on The happy Corydon and Phillis By Sir Charls Sedley’.

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, pp. 549-51.

Sr Charles Sidley, gave Kg William thes Versis, on his Berth day (‘Hayl hapy Birth day, hadst thou neere bin known’)

SeC 98.8

Copy in: the MS described under SeC 36. Mid-17th century-c.1702.

University of Texas at Austin, Ms (Killigrew, T) Works B Commonplace book, f. 146v.

Song (‘In the Fields of Lincolns Inn’)

First published in Poems on Several Occasions By the Right Honourable, the E. of R— (‘Antwerp’ [i.e. London], 1680). Possibly by Sedley: see David M. Vieth, Attribution in Restoration Poetry (New Haven & London, 1963), pp. 172-4, 404-5.

SeC 99

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. 317-18.

SeC 100

Copy, untitled and here ascribed to ‘Sr Charles Sidley’.

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).

This MS recorded in Sola Pinto, I, xxvii, and Vieth, loc. cit.

Bodleian, MS Don. b. 8, p. 586.

SeC 101

Copy, untitled, on a single quarto leaf.

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, loc. cit.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. d. 152, f. 79r.

SeC 102

Copy, here ascribed to ‘Rochester’.

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, loc. cit.

Harvard, fMS Eng 636, pp. 10-12.

SeC 103

Copy 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, Gyldenstolpe, p. 339.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 40, ff. 50v-1v.

SeC 104

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).

Royal Library, Stockholm, MS Vu. 69, pp. 179-81.

A Song (‘Prithee tell me, faithless Swain’)

First published, in a version beginning ‘Tell me prethee faithless swain’, in Windsor Drollery (London, 1671). Oxford Drollery (London, 1671). The Works of the Honourable Sir Charles Sedley, Bat (2 vols, London, 1722), I, 3. Sola Pinto, II, 153.

SeC 105

Copy in: A quarto verse miscellany, including (ff. 113r-15r) copies of, or brief extracts from, 30 poems by Donne (plus two apocryphal poems), in a single hand, transcribed from the 1635 or 1639 edition of Donne's Poems, headed ‘Donnes quaintest conceits’ in several hands, 156 leaves (plus blanks), in modern black morocco gilt. Late 17th century.

Once owned by Thomas Rawlinson (1681-1725) and afterwards among the collections of Edward Harley, second Earl of Oxford (1689-1741).

Cited in IELM I.i (1980) as the ‘Harley Rawlinson MS’: DnJ Δ 64.

British Library, Harley MS 3991, ff. 134v-5r.

SeC 106

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under SeC 56. c.1663.

Duke University, MS 12-14-71, p. 92.

SeC 106.5

Copy, here beginning ‘Tell me prethee faithless swain’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in English and Latin, in several hands, 46 pages (plus blanks), in contemporary calf. c.1665.

Bookplate of Thomas Philip (1781-1859), Earl de Grey, of Wrest Park, Bedfordshire.

Yale, Osborn MS b 207, pp. 45-6.

SeC 106.8

Copy, headed ‘A Pastorall dialogue’ and here beginning ‘Tell me prithee faithles swain’.

In: the MS described under SeC 17.5. Late 17th century.

Yale, Osborn MS b 213, pp. 144-5.

Song The Doubtfull Lover Resolv'd (‘Fain wou'd I love, but that I fear’)

First published in the second part of Jane Barker's Poetical Recreations (London, 1688), pp. 151-2. The Works of the Honourable Sir Charles Sedley, Bat (2 vols, London, 1722), II, 8, as ‘The Resolve’. Sola Pinto, II, 146.

SeC 107

Copy, headed ‘The Resolve’ and including ‘The Reply’.

In: the MS described under SeC 94. c.1730.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 222, f. 38r.

Song The Prodigal's Resolution (‘I am a lusty lively Lad’)

First published in the second part of Jane Barker's Poetical Recreations (London, 1688), pp. 150-1. The Works of the Honourable Sir Charles Sedley, Bat (2 vols, London, 1722), II, 7-8, as ‘The Extravagant’. Sola Pinto, II, 145-6.

SeC 108

Copy, headed ‘The Exravagant’ and marked ‘From Sr Charles Sedley's Poem's’.

In: the MS described under SeC 94. c.1730.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 222, f. 28r.

Subject: Pleasure of the Town & Country Sr C Sedley (‘Oh! the charms the Country yields’)

Unpublished?

SeC 108.5

Early 18th century?.

In: A folio composite volume of miscellaneous papers, in various hands, 340 leaves.

Bodleian, MS Eng. misc. b. 169, f. 62r.

SeC 108.8

Copy, in a neat hand, on three pages of two conjugate large quarto leaves, subscribed (p. 3) ‘These Verses were burnt at Batheaston which Occasion'd the Apology for Wit & Humour’, endorsed (p. 4) in the hand of David Garrick (1717-79), actor and playwight, ‘…Sr. Charles Sedleys Verses — wch were burnt for their indecency’. Mid-18th century.

Folger, MS Y.d.130.

To Clarissa Upon dirtying her Lodgings (‘Dust from my earthy Surface fell’)

First published in The Works of the Honourable Sir Charles Sedley, Bat (2 vols, London, 1722), II, 19. Sola Pinto, II, 194-5.

SeC 109

Copy in: the MS described under SeC 94. c.1730.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 222, f. 28r.

To Phillis: Who Slighted him (‘Since you no longer will be kind’)

First published in The Works of the Honourable Sir Charles Sedley, Bat (2 vols, London, 1722), II, 16-17. Sola Pinto, II, 193.

SeC 110

Copy in: the MS described under SeC 94. c.1730.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 222, f. 28v.

Upon a Gentlewomans Refusal of a Letter from One She was Ingaged to (‘Not hear my Message, but the Bearer shun!’)

First published, as ‘By Sir C. S.’, in the second part of Jane Barker's Poetical Recreations (London, 1688), pp. 122-5. The Works of the Honourable Sir Charles Sedley, Bat (2 vols, London, 1722), II, 2-4.

SeC 111

Copy, apparently transcribed ‘from a book of poems that Mr Head lent me’ (see f. 1).

In: the MS described under SeC 94. c.1730.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 222, f. 30r-v.

Prose

Certain Maxims or Moral Reflections

Unpublished.

SeC 112

Copy of 47 maxims, headed ‘Certain Maxims or Moral Reflections. By the late Sr Cha: Sidley. 1700’, beginning ‘A man that knows how to Mingle business and pleasure, is never taken up intirely with either of them...’.

In: A folio volume of state tracts and speeches, entitled (probably mistakenly) Certain Select Manuscripts on Several Subjects Collected by George late Marq. of Halifax, in two or more professional rounded hands, with a table of contents, x + 320 pages, in contemporary vellum boards gilt. c.early 1700s.

Booklabel of Wriothesley Russell (1680-1711), second Duke of Bedford, dated 1703.

Recorded in HMC, 2nd Report (1871), Appendix, p. 4.

The Duke of Bedford, Woburn Abbey, HMC MS No. 270, pp. 85-94.

Essay on Entertainments

First published in Miscellaneous Works (London, 1702). The Works of the Honourable Sir Charles Sedley, Bat (2 vols, London, 1722), I.

SeC 113

Abridgement, here untitled, amounting to some 43 lines, beginning ‘Marcus Varro in a treatise Written of the Number of Guests...’, on a single folio leaf, endorsed ‘Symposiack of SC. Sidley’.

In: the MS described under SeC 15.

c.1700s.

Yale, Osborn MS fb 68, p. 49.

A modest Plea for Some Excises at this time, in order to the avoyding of a Land Tax, for the yeare 1694

Unpublished tract beginning ‘The present Necessity of raising vast and unpresidented Sumes of Money...’.

SeC 114

Copy of the tract, ascribed to ‘the Honble: Sr. Ch: Sidley’, on seventeen folio leaves.

In: A folio volume of state tracts, 243 leaves. End of 17th century.

This MS recorded in Sola Pinto, Life, p. 303.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. D. 380, ff. 227-43v.

SeC 115

Copy, subscribed ‘Sr. Charles Sidley Barrt.’ and dated 1695, on 33 folio pages. c.1700.

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

Owned in 1704 by Sir Thomas Thynne, first Viscount Weymouth (1640-1714).

Recorded in HMC, 3rd Report (1872), Appendix, p. 184.

This MS recorded in HMC, 3rd report (1872), Appendix, p. 184, and in Sola Pinto, Life, p. 303.

The Marquess of Bath, Longleat House, MS 73, item 5.

Reflections upon Our Past and Present Proceedings in England

First published, anonymously, in London, 1689. The Works of the Honourable Sir Charles Sedley, Bat (2 vols, London, 1722), I, 175-224. See Sola Pinto, I, 249.

SeC 116

Copy, headed ‘Reflections upon Our Last and Present Proceedings in England By Sir Charles Sedley’, subscribed ‘GL. Scripsit’, in a quarto booklet (ff. 319r-44v) written on rectos only. c.1700.

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

This MS recorded in Sola Pinto, Life, p. 303, and in Sola Pinto (1928), I, xvi.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. D. 924, ff. 319r-38r.

Dramatic Works

Bellamira, or The Mistress, Act III, scene iii, lines 3-18. Song (‘Thyrsis unjustly you Complain’)

First published in London, 1687. Sola Pinto, II, 1-97 (p. 45).

SeC 117

Copy of the song, untitled.

In: the MS described under SeC 36. Mid-17th century-c.1702.

University of Texas at Austin, Ms (Killigrew, T) Works B Commonplace book, f. 144r.

The Grumbler

A translation from D.A. de Brueys and J. de Palaprat. Printed, with a separate title-page dated 1719, in The Works of the Honourable Sir Charles Sedley, Bat (2 vols, London, 1722), II, 145-‘307’ [i.e. 207]. Sola Pinto, II, 103-41, among ‘Works ascribed to Sedley on doubtful authority’.

SeC 118

MS of an adaptation of Sedley's play by David Garrick, on 84 quarto pages, in cardboard wrappers. The MS copy submitted to the official licenser, in a professional hand, with lines deleted on pp. 4 and 31, inscribed on f. 2v with an epistolary request in the hand of David Garrick seeking the approbation of the Lord Chamberlain for a benefit performance for Mr Pritchard, signed ‘D[avid] Garrick for Mr. Lacy & himself’ on 22 April 1754. 1754.

Part of the Larpent Collection, purchased by J.P. Collier and Thomas Amyot in 1832 and then, in 1854, by Lord Ellesmere.

Recorded in Index of English Literary Manuscripts, Vol. III, Part 2, ed. Margaret M. Smith, p. 69, as GdO 11.

Huntington, LA 112.

The Mulberry Garden

First published in London, 1668. Sola Pinto, I, 107-86.

SeC 119

Extracts.

In: An octavo commonplace book of extracts from various authors, some under headings, compiled by William Sancroft (1617-93), Archbishop of Canterbury, written from both ends, iv + 558 pages (the majority blank), in contemporary vellum. Late 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Sancroft 29, pp. 110-11.

SeC 119.5

Copy of the ‘First scene in the Mubery Garden’.

In: the MS described under SeC 16.5. c.1723.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt 15, pp. 139-44.

Speeches in the House of Commons

Speeches

Seven speeches in The Works of Sir Charles Sedley, [London, 1702], pp. 1-21 (second pagination). The Works of the Honourable Sir Charles Sedley, Bat (2 vols, London, 1722), I, 225-38.

SeC 119.8

A report of ‘Sr Charles Sydleys speech in the house of Comons 23 Dec 1690’, beginning ‘Wee have provided for the Army as also for the Navy...’, on a single leaf., docketed ‘Surely he never spoke these last words...’. 1690.

In: A composite volume of historical tracts by Nathaniel Jonston (1629?-1705), political theorist and antiquary.

Later, in 1756, acquired by Richard Frank (c.1698-1762), descending to F. Bacon Frank, of Campsall Hall, Yorkshire.

Recorded as Volume 17 in HMC, 6th Report, Appendix, pp. 448-65 (pp. 452-3).

Bodleian, MS Eng. hist. c. 287, f. 9r.

SeC 120

Copy of ‘Sr Charles Sidley speech’ in the House of Commons, beginning ‘We have provided for the army and navy...’, 28 March 1690. 1690.

In: A folio composite volume of correspondence and papers of Sir Kenelm Digby (1603-65), natural philosopher and courtier, and of Sir Sackville Crow, first Baronet, of Laugharne, Carmarthen, 217 leaves.

British Library, Add. MS 38175, f. 147r.

SeC 121

Copy of ‘Sr Charles Sidlyes Speech in Parliamt. On ye Bill for Disbanding ye Army Anno 1699’, beginning ‘I hope my behavior in this house has put Mee above ye censure of one who wd obstruct his Maties affairs...’.

In: A quarto composite volume of annotated printed tracts and miscellaneous MS verse and prose, in at least two cursive hands, 94 leaves, in mottled calf (rebacked). c.1700s.

British Library, Harley MS 6389, ff. 49r-50v.

SeC 122

Copy of ‘Sr Charles Sidleys Speech in ye House of Commons made on the Bill for raiseing Monnyes for the civill Lists in ye first of ye Reigne of Wm ye 3d’, beginning ‘We have pvided for ye Army. We have pvided for ye Navy...’.

In: the MS described under SeC 121. c.1700s.

British Library, Harley MS 6389, ff. 80v-2r.

SeC 123

Copy of a speech by Sedley, headed ‘The speech of a person of Honour in the House of Comons Jan: 2: 1690: Sir Charles Sedly Barot’, beginning ‘We have provided for ye navy...’. 1691.

In: A folio partly composite miscellany of verse and prose, chiefly on affairs of state, in a single closely written hand (up to f. 294v) but for a second hand on ff. 220v-31v, a third hand on ff. 315r, 316r-25. 325 leaves (plus blanks), in quarter-vellum. Early 18th century.

Published in 1691.

British Library, Stowe MS 305, f. 185r-v.

SeC 124

Copy of ‘The speech of Sr Charles Sidley In the howse of Commons January 1692/3’. c.1693.

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

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

National Library of Scotland, MS Acc. 6824, pp. 164-5.

SeC 125

Copy, in an italic hand, headed ‘Mr Charles Sedley, his speech to the House of Commons December 1690’, on one folio page. c.1690.

University of Calgary, Osborne Collection, Box/Files No. MsC 132/30.

SeC 125.5

Copy of Sedley's speech in the House of Commons 17 November 1690, beginning ‘We have provided you ye Navy, wee have Provided for ye Army’, in a cursive hand, on a single folio leaf. c.1690.

University of Texas at Austin, HRC 133.

Letters

Letter(s)

SeC 126

Copy of a letter by Sedley, to Philip Stanhope, second Earl of Chesterfield, August 1682.

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 in Sola Pinto, Life, pp. 152-3.

British Library, Add. MS 19253, ff. 121v-2r.

*SeC 127

Autograph letter signed by Sedley, to Sir Richard Temple, [August 1674]. 1674.

Huntington, STT 1795.

*SeC 128

Autograph letter signed by Sedley, to Charles, second Earl of Middleton, [c.29 July 1685]. 1685.

In: A folio composite volume of state papers for 1685-87 of Charles Middleton (1649/50-1719), second Earl of Middleton, Jacobite Secretary of State, in various hands, 318 leaves. Volume II of the Middleton Papers, descended from Dr Owen Wynne, secretary in the Secretary of State's Office.

British Library, Add. MS 41804, f. 28r.

*SeC 129

Autograph letter signed by Sedley, to Sir Richard Newdigate, 12 January 1689/9. 1689.

Edited in Sola Pinto, Life, pp. 222-3.

Warwickshire County Record Office, CR 136/B466.

*SeC 130

A letter, presumably autograph and signed, to Charles Sackville, sixth Earl of Dorset, [? October 1691]. 1691.

Formerly among the Sackville papers owned by the Earl de la Warr.

Recorded in HMC, 4th Report (1874), Appendix, p. 281. Edited in Sola Pinto, Life, pp. 207-8.

Untraced, [Sedley letter].

*SeC 131

Autograph letter signed by Sedley, to Sir Thomas Rowe, endorsed 18 July [1695]. 1695.

Edited in Sola Pinto, Life, pp. 211-12. Facsimile in IELM, II.ii (1993), Facsimile X, after p. xxi.

Warwickshire County Record Office, CR 136/B465.

*SeC 132

Autograph letter signed by Sedley, to Charles Sackville, sixth Earl of Dorset, [?early July 1695]. 1695.

Edited in Sola Pinto, Life, pp. 215-16.

Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, U269 CIII.

*SeC 133

Autograph letter signed by Sedley, to Sir Richard Newdigate, [?July 1695]. 1695.

Edited in Sola Pinto, Life, pp. 212-13.

Warwickshire County Record Office, CR 136/B463.

*SeC 134

Autograph letter signed by Sedley, to Sir Richard Newdigate, 27-8 January 1699/1700. 1700.

Edited in Sola Pinto, Life, p. 227.

Warwickshire County Record Office, CR 136/B467.

*SeC 135

Autograph letter signed by Sedley, to Sir Richard Newdigate, 2 January [1700/1]. 1701.

Edited in Sola Pinto, Life, pp. 229-30.

Warwickshire County Record Office, CR 136/B468.

Documents

Document(s)

*SeC 136

An indenture signed by Sedley, conveying the Manor of Coltshall, Suffolk, to James Smith, 14 March 1662[/3]. 1663.

Sotheby's, 23 April 1923, lot 266, to Mace.

Untraced, [Sedley document (I)].

*SeC 137

An indenture signed, relating to Sedley's estate in Aylesford, 7 July 1668. 1668.

Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, U172 T2.

*SeC 138

‘A Bill of ffees of Honr of Knighthood’, endorsed by Sedley, 6 November 1686. Among the Newdigate Papers, from Arbury Hall. 1686.

Warwickshire County Record Office, CR 136/B808.

SeC 139

An indenture signed by Sedley and others, leasing the manor of Great Clacton, Essex, to Thomas Newport and Sir William Cowper, 23 May 1688. 1688.

Christie's, 29 April 1981, lot 195. Henry Bristow, sale catalogue No. 277, September 1982, item 176.

Untraced, [Sedley document (II)].

*SeC 140

An indenture quadripartite, concerning land in Kent and elsewhere, signed by Sedley, William Savile, second Marquess of Halifax, William Sherrard, and John Brockett, 30 July 1697. 1697.

Yale, Osborn MS b 59.

*SeC 141

An indenture signed by Sedley, relating to a property transaction, 12 May 1699. 1699.

Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, U36 T783.

*SeC 142

Receipt signed by Sedley, for repayment of a loan to the Treasury of £4,618 0s 8d, undated. Late 17th century.

Later owned by George Thorn-Drury, KC (1860-1931), literary scholar and editor.

Recorded in Sola Pinto, Life, p. 203. See also Eleanore Boswell, ‘Footnotes to Seventeenth-Century Biographies’, MLR, 26 (1931), 341-5 (p. 344).

Untraced, [Sedley document (III)].

Will

*SeC 143

Sedley's Last Will and Testament, the text in the hand of a clerk or scrivener and signed by Sedley, proved 30 August 1701. 1701.

Edited in Sola Pinto, Life, pp. 315-18.

National Archives, Kew, PROB 10/1343.

SeC 144

A registered copy of Sedley's last will and testament, proved 30 August 1701. 1701.

National Archives, Kew, PROB 11/461/118).

Miscellaneous Extracts from Works by Sedley

Extracts

SeC 145

Extracts from poems, headed ‘Sir Charles Sedly on p. 91. in the Collection’.

In: A folio volume of verse and prose extracts, those on pp. 321-7 headed ‘Observables of a Miscellaneous Nature’, those on pp. 367-77 ‘Witty Sentences’, in a single cursive secretary hand, 377 pages (including numerous blanks), in reversed brown calf. Among the family collection established by Christopher Mickleton (1612-69), Durham attorney, and by his eldest son James (1638-93), lawyer and antiquary, which was later incorporated in the collections of Gilbert Spearman (1675-1738), lawyer and antiquary. 1699-1711.

Durham University Library, Mickleton & Spearman MS 5, p. 376.

SeC 146

Extracts, the first of four lines headed ‘Advice’.

In: the MS described under SeC 7. c.1703-9.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 3. 76, ff. 62v, 67r.

SeC 147

Extracts from Sedley's dramatic works.

In: A quarto commonplace book of extracts illustrating specified topics, largely in a single cursive hand, entitled Miscellanea Tragica Theatrical Index of Sentimts. & Descriptions Vol. 7, 244 pages (including blanks, plus a seven-page index and further blanks), in quarter crushed morocco on marbled boards. Inscribed ‘W. Harte 1726’: i.e. by Walter Harte (1709-41), compiler of the MS, which also has his bookplate. c.1726.

Folger, MS M.a.47, p. 112.

SeC 148

Verse extracts.

In: A quarto volume, in two hands. 274 leaves, unnumbered. 1626-96.

Comprising:

[Part I, ff. 12r-168r], five sermons, the first four by Donne, in the hand of Knightley Chetwode, son of Richard Chetwode, of Chetwode, Buckinghamshire, and Oakley, Staffordshire. 1625/6.

[Part II, ff. 1r-78r rev.], a verse miscellany, produced when the original blank pages were later filled from the reverse end, probably by one Katherine Butler. 1696.

The volume inscribed as having been given to Katherine Butler by her father in May 1693.

Described in Potter & Simpson, I, 41-2.

St Paul's Cathedral, MS 52. D. 14, passim.

SeC 149

Extracts.

In: the MS described under SeC 25. Late 17th century.

Worcester College, Oxford, MS 237, passim.