Thomas Shadwell (1640/2–1692)

Verse

Epilogue to ‘The Humorous Lovers’ (‘Oh Gentlemen, our Witts hopes is forlorne’)

Probably by Shadwell. First published in Danchin, I (1981), pp. 236-7.

SdT 0.5

MS of the Epilogue.

In: MS of the Duke of Newcastle's comedy The Humorous Lovers. Late 17th century.

Edited from this MS in Danchin.

British Library, Harley MS 7267, f. 44r.

Epilogue [to ‘The Tempest’] (‘When feeble Lovers Appetites decay’)

First published, and attributed to Shadwell, in William J. Lawrence, ‘Did Thomas Shadwell Write an Opera on “The Tempest”?’, Anglia, 27 (1904) 205-17 (pp. 213-14). Summers, II, 269. Danchin, II, 595-6.

Authorship uncertain.

SdT 1

Copy on pp. [2-3] 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).

Edited from this MS in Lawrence, in Summers, and in Danchin.

British Library, Egerton MS 2623, ff. 54v-5.

‘It was I assure you with the greatest Surprize’

See SdT 43.

A Letter from Mr. Shadwell to Mr. Wicherley (‘Inspir'd with high and mighty Ale’)

First published in Poems on Affairs of State…Part III (London, 1698). Summers, V, 227-9.

For Wycherley's ‘Answer’, see WyW 1-4.

SdT 2

Copy 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.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 18, ff. 9r-11r.

SdT 3

Copy of lines 3-24, untitled and here beginning ‘Ale that makes Tinker mighty Witty’.

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’.

Folger, MS M.b.12, f. 6v.

SdT 4

Copy, subscribed ‘T. S.’

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, ff. 4r-6r.

SdT 5

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, ff. 15r-16v.

SdT 6

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.

Edited from this MS in Summers.

Victoria and Albert Museum, Dyce MS 43 (Pressmark Dyce 25.F.37-38), pp. 16-20.

An Ode for Queen Mary's Birthday. April 30, 1691 (‘Welcome, welcome, glorious Morn’)

First published, in a musical setting by Henry Purcell, in The Works of Henry Purcell, Vol. XI, Birthday Odes for Queen Mary, Part I (London, 1902), pp. 72-116. Summers, V, 369-70.

SdT 7

Copy, in a musical setting by Henry Purcell, headed ‘Queen's Birth=day Song 1691’.

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. 112r-29v.

SdT 8

Copy in a musical setting by Henry Purcell, headed ‘Queen's Birth-day Song 1691’.

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’.

This MS the ‘Buckingham Palace MS.’ recorded in Summers, V, 410.

British Library, RM 24. e. 8, ff. 1r-32r.

Ode on the Anniversary of the Queen's Birth (‘Now does the glorious Day appear’)

First published in Poems on Affairs of State, The Second Part (London, 1697). Summers, V, 345-6. Published in a musical setting by Henry Purcell in The Works of Henry Purcell, Vol. XI, Birthday Odes for Queen Mary, Part I (London, 1902), pp. 1-35.

SdT 9

Copy in a musical setting by Henry Purcell.

In: A folio volume of vocal compositions largely by Henry Purcell, 126 leaves. End of 17th century.

Once owned by ‘James Pears’. Bought at the Dr Samuel Arnold sale 24 May 1803 by W. Russell. Puttick & Simpson's, 22 December 1869, lot 613.

Bodleian, MS Mus. c. 28, ff. 19r-39r.

SdT 10

Copy in a musical setting by Henry Purcell, untitled and the first line here initially given as ‘How does ye Glorious day Appear’, in an unidentified hand.

In: Purcell's predominantly autograph folio Score Booke Containing Severall Anthems wth. Sy[m]phonies. c.1690.

This MS the ‘Buckingham Palace MS.’ recorded in Summers, V, 410.

British Library, R.M. 20. h. 8, ff. 116v-106r rev.

On the British Princes In Imitation of his most excellent Style (‘Of all great Nature fated vnto witt’)

First published in A. J. Bull, ‘Thomas Shadwell's Satire on Edward Howard’, RES, 6 (1930), 312-15.

SdT 11

Copy, subscribed ‘Tho. Shadwell’.

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.

Edited from this MS in Bull.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 4, pp. 195-6.

SdT 12

Copy, headed ‘In Imitation of his most excellent style’, subscribed ‘T Shadwell’.

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, ff. 37v-8r.

‘Our Poet's ill aduis'd perhaps you'l say’

See SdT 15.

A Poem on His Majesty's Happy Accession to the Crown (‘Sweet as short Slumber to a troubled Mind’)

First published in Poems on Affairs of State…Part III (London, 1698). Summers, V, 353-8.

SdT 13

Copy, including dedicatory epistle satirically attributed to John Dryden, subscribed ‘This Mock-Apology and Poem are said to be writ by Mr Shadwel’.

In: A quarto miscellany of largely Jacobite poems on affairs of state, x + 187 leaves, in red morocco gilt. c.1688-91.

Later owned by F.W. Cosens (1819-89), book collector. Sotheby's, 25 July 1890 (Cosens sale), in lot 93. Afterwards owned by William Hayman Cummings, FSA (1831-1915), singer and musical antiquary. Among the collections of Sir Charles Harding Firth (1857-1936), historian.

Bodleian, MS Firth e. 6, ff. 95v-104v.

Prologue or Epilogue to ‘The Country Captain’ (‘A Good Play cannot properly be sed’)

First published in Welbeck Miscellany No. 2: A Collection of Poems by Several Hands, never before published, ed. Francis Needham (Bungay, Suffolk, 1934), p. 50. Danchin, IV, 739-40.

*SdT 14

Autograph fair copy, on the first page of an unbound pair of conjugate folio leaves, once folded as a letter or packet. c.1690.

Edited from this MS in Needham and in Danchin.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 370.

Prologue to John Banks's ‘Vertue Betrayd: or, Anna Bullen’ (‘Our Poet's ill aduis'd perhaps you'l say’)

First published in Welbeck Miscellany No. 2: A Collection of Poems by Several Hands, never before published, ed. Francis Needham (Bungay, Suffolk, 1934), pp. 48-9.

*SdT 15

Autograph, untitled, on two pages of an unbound pair of conjugate quarto leaves, once folded as a letter or packet. c.1682.

Edited from this MS in Needham.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 371.

Prologue to ‘The Humorous Lovers’ (‘Oh it is Joy, great Sums now wee shall wyn’)

Probably by Shadwell. First published in Pierre Danchin, Prologues and Epilogues, I (1981), pp. 233-5.

SdT 15.2

MS.of the Prologue.

In: the MS described under SdT 0.5. Late 17th century.

Edited from this MS in Danchin.

British Library, Harley MS 7267, f. 3r-v.

Prologue to the Oxford Scollers at the Act there, 1671 (‘Your civil kindness last year shown’)

Attributed to Shadwell by W. J. Lawrence in ‘Oxford Restoration Prologues’, TLS (16 January 1930), p. 43, but though misreading a manuscript ascription to ‘J. S.’ as to ‘T .S.’ Published in Danchin, II, 414-16. Not by Shadwell.

SdT 15.4

Copy, ascribed to ‘J. S.’

In: the MS described under SdT 11. End of 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 4, pp. 176-7.

SdT 15.6

Copy, unascribed.

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

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 19, f. 146.

SdT 15.8

Copy, ascribed to ‘J. S.’.

In: the MS described under SdT 12. c.1670s.

Society of Antiquaries, MS 330, f. 45r.

Prologue to ‘The Tempest’ (‘Wee, as the ffathers of the stage have said’)

First published, and attributed to Shadwell, in William J. Lawrence, ‘Did Thomas Shadwell Write an Opera on “The Tempest?”’, Anglia, 27 (1904), 205-17 (pp. 212-13). Summers, II, 196. Danchin, II, 593-4.

Authorship uncertain.

SdT 16

Copy on the first (pp. [1-2]) of two conjugate folio leaves.

In: the MS described under SdT 1.

Edited from this MS in Lawrence, in Summers, and in Danchin.

British Library, Egerton MS 2623, f. 54r-v.

The Protestant Satire (‘How wise and happy are we grown of late’)

First published in A Collection of Poems on Several Occasions, Written in the Last Century (London, 1747). Poems on Affairs of State: Augustan Satirical Verse, 1660-1714, Vol. III: 1682-1685, ed. H.W. Schless (New Haven, 1968), pp. 511-40, where the poem is attributed to Shadwell.

SdT 17

Copy of a version of lines 1-188 in two hands in a small quarto verse miscellany.

In: the MS described under SdT 1.

Lines 1-188 edited from this MS in POAS.

British Library, Egerton MS 2623, ff. 83r-6v.

Satyr to his Muse (‘Hear me dull Prostitute, worse than my Wife’)

First published in London, 1682. Summers, V, 263-72.

SdT 18

Copy in: A quarto miscellany of poems on affairs of state, in a single professional hand, 82 pages (plus numerous blanks), in vellum boards. c.1680s.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 45, pp. 51-60.

SdT 18.5

Extract.

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. 59.

SdT 19

Copy in: the MS described under SdT 5. c.1690s.

Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna, Cod. 14090, ff. 206r-12v.

SdT 20

Copy, here ascribed to ‘Mr Sommers’.

In: the MS described under SdT 6. c.1690s-1700.

Victoria and Albert Museum, Dyce MS 43 (Pressmark Dyce 25.F.37-38), pp. 395-407.

Second Prologue to ‘The Humorous Lovers’ (‘I'm soe taken, I know not what to say’)

First published in Pierre Danchin, Prologues and Epilogues, I (1981), pp. 233-6.

SdT 20.5

Copy in: the MS described under SdT 0.5. Late 17th century.

Edited from this MS in Danchin.

British Library, Harley MS 7267, f. 4r.

Song (‘Bright was the morning cool the Air’)

First published in Thomas D'Urfey, A New Collection of Songs and Poems (London, 1683). Summers, V, 383. The poem probably by D'Urfey and the musical setting perhaps by Shadwell: see D.M. W[almsley], ‘A Song of D'Urfey's Wrongly Ascribed to Shadwell’, RES, 4 (1928), 431.

SdT 21

Copy of a song here ascribed to ‘Mr Shadwell’, in a musical setting.

In: A folio songbook, in several hands, one italic hand predominating, with (f. 1v) a list of contents, 46 leaves, in modern half red morocco. Inscribed (f. 1r), possibly by the compiler, ‘Charles Campelman his book June ye 9. 1681’ (‘God give him grace 1682’ added in another hand). c.1681 -1700s.

Sotheby's, 20 January 1854, lot 1138.

Edited from this MS in D.M. Walmsley, ‘Two Songs Ascribed to Thomas Shadwell’, RES, 1 (1925), 350-2, and in Summers, with a facsimile after p. 384.

British Library, Add. MS 19759, f. 20r.

SdT 22

Copy, untitled and here beginning ‘Bright was ye morning Clear ye Aire’.

In: A duodecimo miscellany of song lyrics, in one small hand up to f. 10r, a second ungainly hand on ff. 10v-11v, eleven leaves (plus blanks), in contemporary calf. c.1700s.

Purchased from Mr Crumpton, 14 April 1877.

This MS collated in Walmsley, loc. cit., and in Summers, V, 410-11.

British Library, Add. MS 30303, f. 5r.

Song (‘Fools for themselues will Treasure prize’)

First published in Summers (1927), V, 384.

Of doubtful authorship.

SdT 23

Copy of a song here ascribed to ‘Mr Shadwell’, in a musical setting, untitled.

In: the MS described under SdT 21. c.1681 -1700s.

Edited from this MS in D.M. Walmsley, ‘Two Songs Ascribed to Thomas Shadwell’, RES, 1 (1925), 350-2, and in Summers, with a facsimile after p. 384.

British Library, Add. MS 19759, f. 17v.

‘Tho it's very unlucky oft times to delay’

See SdT 44.

To…Signior Pietro Reggio… (‘If I could write with a Poetick fire’)

Summers, V, 239-41.

SdT 23.1

Extracts.

In: the MS described under SdT 18.5. c.1682-91.

See Summers, V, 239-41.

Bodleian, MS Sancroft 53, pp. 40-1.

Upon a late fall'n Poet (‘A sad mischance I sing alas’)

SdT 23.2

Copy, as ‘suppos'd to be Written by Mr Shadwell’.

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.

This MS recorded in David Vieth, Attribution in Restoration Poetry (1963), p. 486, as ‘otherwise unrecorded’.

Yale, Osborn MS b 105, pp. 328-39.

Dramatic Works

Bury-Fair

First published in London, 1689.

*SdT 23.3

The dedication exemplum of the first edition (London, 1689), inscribed by Shadwell on a flyleaf ‘For the Ld Chamberlain’: i.e. for the play's dedicatee Charles Sackville, sixth Earl of Dorset. c.1689.

Inscribed on a flyleaf ‘M:C:’, probably denoting Dorset's second wife (whom he married in 1685) Lady Mary Compton. Later in the library of Richard Heber (1774-1833), book collector. Sotheby's, 10 November 1834 (Heber sale, Part III), lot 3210. Afterwards in the Britwell Court Library, at Burnham, Buckinghamshire, founded by William Henry Miller, MP (1789-1848) and maintained by Samuel Christie Miller, MP (1810-89). Then in the libraries of Frank Brewer Bemis (1861-1935), Boston banker and book collector, and of Arthur A. Houghton, Jr (1906-90), American businessman and collector. Christie's, 11 June 1980 (Houghton sale, Part II), lot 414. Pickering & Chatto, sale catalogue No. 652 (January 1984), item 358, where the inscription is reproduced in facsimile.

Robert S. Pirie, New York, [Shadwell volume].

*SdT 23.4

Exemplum of the first edition (London, 1689), allegedly inscribed by Shadwell on a flyleaf ‘For ye Countess of Dorsett’. c.1689.

Later in the library of the Duke of Beaufort. Pickering & Chatto's sale catalogue for 1902, item 4905, and their A Catalogue of Old and Rare Books (c.1910?), item. 2503.

Untraced, [Shadwell volume].

Bury-Fair. Song: I sent a fish

First published in London, 1689. Jocular lines by Oldwit. Versions published in Ben Jonson, ed. Herford and Simpson, VIII (Oxford, 1947), pp. 424-5.

SdT 23.5

Copy of Oldwit's jocular verses, in a version beginning ‘In a dish came fish’.

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

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

Bodleian, MS Firth d. 7, f. 167r.

SdT 23.6

Copy of Oldwit's jocular verses, in a version beginning ‘In a dish came fish’.

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

Yale, Osborn MS c 189, p. 63.

Epsom-Wells

First published in London, 1673. Summers, II, 95-182.

SdT 23.7

An extract, the closing couplet of Act IV, beginning ‘I to my husband scorn to be a slave’.

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.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 54, p. 122.

Epsom-Wells, Act III, scene i. Song (‘Oh, how I abhor’)

Summers, II, 95-182 (pp. 139-40).

SdT 24

Copy of the Fiddler's song, untitled and subscribed ‘ye song in Epsom Wells’.

In: A quarto notebook of verse and prose, including Ball family letters and accounts, the greater part in one hand, written from both ends, 44 leaves, in contemporary limp vellum. Late 17th century.

The name Will Ball inscribed twice on f. 5r and a copy of his father's will dated 17 November 1647 on ff. 11v-12r

Bodleian, MS Rawl. B. 35, f. 38r rev.

SdT 25

Copy of the Fiddler's song, in a musical setting by Robert Smith, 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).

British Library, Add. MS 29396, ff. 104v-6r.

SdT 25.5

Copy of the Fiddler's song, in a non-professional hand, on a flyleaf in an exemplum of Abraham Cowley's Works, 4th edition (London, 1674). c.1674-78.

The leaf variously inscribed ‘Planford’ or ‘Clanford’, ‘ye guift of mr John Mould of Lond. 1678’, and [?] ‘S. A. Janford Aug 4 1857’.

Robert S. Pirie, New York, [Shadwell song].

The Humorists

First published in London, 1671. Summers, I, 175-255. Edited by Richard Perkin (Dublin, 1975).

*SdT 26

Copy, in a professional hand, as ‘by Thomas Shadwell 1670’, with a few autograph revisions and additions, including a several-line insertion on p. 15, 87 folio pages, in modern half-morocco. c.1670.

Edited in part from this MS in Perkin.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 33.

The Humorous Lovers

A comedy by Sir William Cavendish, Duke of Newcastle, in which Shadwell may have had a hand. First published in London, 1677.

See also SdT 5 and SdT 15.2.

SdT 26.5

A neat professional copy of the Duke of Newcastle's comedy, with occasional corrections and emendations in a second hand which also seems to have been that responsible for a Latin inscription on the title-page: ‘Humores, Mores, Res, judicat hicce libellus, / Omnis in hoc vno Scenograpia patet / W.B.’, 44 folio leaves.

In: the MS described under SdT 0.5. Late 17th century.

British Library, Harley MS 7267, The MS as a whole.

The Miser, Act II, scene i. Song (‘As I walk'd in the woods one evening of late’)

First published in London, 1672. Summers, II, 7-93 (pp. 44-5).

SdT 27

Copy of the song by Cheatly, untitled.

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. 134r.

——, Act III, scene i. Song (‘Come lay by your cares, and hang up your Sorrow’)

Summers, II, 54.

SdT 28

Copy of the ‘Catch in four Parts’, headed ‘Song’.

In: the MS described under SdT 27. Mid-17th century-c.1702.

University of Texas at Austin, Ms (Killigrew, T) Works B Commonplace book, f. 139r.

Psyche

First published in London, 1675. Summers, II, 271-340 (pp. 311, 318, 338).

SdT 29

Copy of three songs, namely ‘All Joy to fair Psyche in this happy Place’ (in Act III), ‘Let old Age in its envy and malice take pleasure’ (in Act IV), and ‘The Delights of the Bottle and the Charms of good Wine’ (bacchanal in Act V), each headed ‘Song in Psyche’.

In: A small quarto miscellany of chiefly Restoration songs and ballads, many from plays, in one or more small hands, 48 leaves (plus blanks), in contemporary brown calf. Folios 1r-32r copied c.1686-8 in a single hand; ff. 33v-48r copied c.1688-94 in four other hands. c.1686-94.

Later owned by Sir Francis Freeling, first Baronet (1764-1836), postal administrator and book collector. Evans (Sotheby's), 25 November 1836 (Freeling sale), lot 1156. Acquired from Leo S. Olschki, 6 November 1986.

British Library, Add. MS 64060, ff. 2v-3r.

SdT 30

Copy of the song ‘The delights of the bottle and the charms of good wine’, untitled, on a single folio leaf. 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, A3.

SdT 31

Copy of the song ‘The delights of the bottle and the charms of good wine’, untitled.

In: the MS described under SdT 27. Mid-17th century-c.1702.

University of Texas at Austin, Ms (Killigrew, T) Works B Commonplace book, f. 136v.

SdT 31.5

Copy of the song ‘The delights of the bottle, and the charmes of good wine’.

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 ‘Another [song]’, in Arthur Clifford, Tixall Poetry (Edinburgh, 1813), pp. 133-4.

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

The Squire of Alsatia, II, i. Song: The Expostulation (‘Still wilt thou sigh, and still in vain’)

First published in London, 1688. Summers, IV, 191-283 (p. 224).

SdT 32

Copy of the song.

In: A quarto miscellany of chiefly amatory verse, in several hands, i + 132 leaves. Partly in Scottish dialect, one poem by ‘mr. W. Turner’. Early 18th century.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 196, f. 31.

The Sullen Lovers: or, The Impertinents

First published in London, 1668. Summers, I, 1-92.

*SdT 33

Copy, in a professional hand, with occasional autograph revisions and additions by Shadwell and inscribed by him on the title-page ‘ffor His Grace the Duke of Newcastle’, including a Prologue (‘How popular are poets now adayes’) and Dramatis Personae, on 42 large folio leaves (83 pages), the last leaf imperfect and lacking the ending, in modern quarter-morocco. c.1668.

This MS recorded in Summers, I, lviii (where it is erroneously described as ‘a holograph script’). Discussed, with facsimiles of pp. 42-4, in Richard Perkin, ‘Shadwell's Poet Ninny: Additional Material in a Manuscript of The Sullen Lovers’, The Library, 5th Ser. 27 (1972), 244-51.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 34.

Timon of Athens, the Man-Hater

First published in London, 1678. Summers, III, 183-275.

SdT 34

Copy of the song ‘Come let us agree’, in a musical setting by Henry Purcell, on one side of a folio leaf. c.1700.

In: A double-folio composite volume of miscellaneous letters and papers, in various hands and paper sizes, 174 leaves, in modern half red morocco.

Assembled from various sources.

Presented by W. Barclay Squire, 10 April 1905.

British Library, Add. MS 37232, f. 22r.

SdT 35

Copy of the Masque, in a musical setting by Henry Purcell. Late 17th-early 18th century.

In: A folio music book, 162 pages.

British Library, Add. MS 5337, pp. 1-47.

SdT 36

Copy of the Masque, in a musical setting by Henry Purcell.

In: the MS described under SdT 7. c.1700.

British Library, Add. MS 31447, [unspecified page numbers].

SdT 37

Copy of the Masque, in a musical setting by Henry Purcell.

In: A folio volume of vocal music, 100 leaves. 18th century.

Bokplate of James Kent, organist of Winchester Cathedral.

British Library, Add. MS 31452, ff. 1r-14.

SdT 38

Copy of parts of the Masque, in a musical setting by Henry Purcell.

In: A set of part books of vocal music, 137 folio leaves. Early 18th century.

British Library, Add. MS 31455, unspecified page numbers.

SdT 39

Copy of the ‘Masque in Timon of Athens. Set by Mr. H: Purcell’.

In: A tall folio music book, in probably several hands, written from both ends, 414 pages (including numerous blanks), in old half-calf marbled boards. c.1680-1700s.

Booklabel of Io: Walter Ano 1650. An affixed label inscribed ‘Jo: Walter: His Book Anno Domino 1680’: i.e. John Walter, organist at Eton College (in 1681-1704) and possibly erstwhile chorister in the Chapel Royal (c.1674-7). Among the muniments of Chichester Cathedral.

This MS recorded in Wyn K. Ford, ‘The Chapel Royal at the Restoration’, MMR, 90 (1960), 99-106 (p. 100). For a discussion of this and other MSS in Walter's hand (with facsimile examples), see Bruce Wood, ‘A Note on Two Cambridge Manuscripts and their Copyists’, M&L, 56 (1975), 308-12.

West Sussex Record Office, Cap. VI/1/1, pp. 88-104.

SdT 40

Extracts.

In: An octavo compilation of extracts from plays and poems, in a single italic hand, written on rectos only from both ends (the two sections, 48 leaves each, virtually identical), 96 leaves (plus blanks), in contemporary calf, remains of clasps. Late 17th century.

Booklabel of the John Dryden Collection formed by Percy J. Dobell (1876-1956), bookseller.

Folger, MS V.a.226, Part I, pp. 44-7.

SdT 41

Extracts.

In: the MS described under SdT 40. Late 17th century.

Folger, MS V.a.226, Part II, pp. 45-7.

Letters

Letter(s)

*SdT 43

Autograph doggerel verse epistle signed by Shadwell, to William Trumbull, beginning ‘It was I assure you with the greatest Surprize’, undated. c.1650s-60s.

In: A folio composite volume of correspondence chiefly of Sir William Trumbull, in various hands, 197 leaves. Volume CCCI of the Trumbull Papers.

Facsimile of the first page in Sotheby's sale catalogue The Trumbull Papers (14 December 1989), lot 62. Facsimile in IELM, II.ii (1993), Facsimile XI, after p. xxi.

British Library, Add. MS 72542, ff. 98r-9r.

*SdT 44

Autograph letter signed by Shadwell, addressed to William Trumbull (‘Will Trumbull Esqr a gallant Young Spark / To be left at his house in Easthamsted Park’), a doggerel verse epistle beginning ‘Tho it's very unlucky oft times to delay’, undated. c.1650s-60s.

In: the MS described under SdT 43.

British Library, Add. MS 72542, ff. 100r-1r.

*SdT 45

Autograph letter signed by Shadwell, to the Earl of Craven, 21 December [1676?]. 1676.

Edited in William J. Burling, ‘A New Shadwell Letter’, Modern Philology, 83 (1985), 168-71. Facsimile in an unspecified sale catalogue, item 37.

Yale, Osb MSS File 13412.

*SdT 46

Autograph letter signed by Shadwell, to Charles Sackville, sixth Earl of Dorset, 24 January 1682/3. 1683.

Recorded in HMC, 4th report (1873), Appendix, p. 280. Edited in Summers, V, 401.

Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, U269 C109/1.

*SdT 47

Autograph letter signed by Shadwell, to Henry Cavendish, second Duke of Newcastle, from London, 31 January 1687[/8].

Edited in Francis Needham, ‘A Letter of Shadwell's’, TLS, 23 October 1930, p. 866.

University of Nottingham, Pw 1 248.

*SdT 48

Autograph letter signed by Shadwell, to James Butler, second Duke of Ormonde, 5 November 1688. 1688.

Recorded in HMC, Ormonde, NS, Vol. VIII (1920), p. 8. Edited in Summers, I, ccvi., and V, 402.

National Library of Ireland, MS 2454, ff. 263r-4r, 267r.

*SdT 49

Autograph letter signed by Shadwell, to Charles Sackville, sixth Earl of Dorset, from Chelsea, 19 January 1691[/2]. 1692.

Formerly in the Sackville archives of Lord De La Warr at Knole Park, Kent, and ‘entrusted’ to Montague Summers by Lord Sackville before 1927.

Recorded in HMC, 4th report (1873), Appendix, pp. 280-1. Edited in Summers, I, ccxxix-ccxxx, and V, 403, with a facsimile as frontispiece of Vol. V.

Untraced, [Shadwell letter].

*SdT 50

Autograph letter signed by Shadwell, to Charles Sackville, sixth Earl of Dorset, from Chelsea, 2 May 1692. 1692.

Recorded in HMC, 4th report (1873), Appendix, p. 281. Edited in Summers, I, ccxxx-ccxxxi, and V, 404.

Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, U269 C109/3.

*SdT 51

Autograph letter signed by Shadwell, to Charles Sackville, sixth Earl of Dorset, 10 September 1692. 1692.

Edited in Brice Harris, Charles Sackville, Sixth Earl of Dorset: Patron and Poet of the Restoration, Illinois Studies in Language and Literature, Vol. 26, Nos. 3-4 (Urbana, 1940), p. 158.

Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, U269 C109/2.

Documents

Document(s)

SdT 52

A receipt for specified documents delivered to Shadwell on 26 April 1664, signed by Shadwell, 30 April 1664. 1664.

Later in the collection of Alfred Morrison (1821-97), manuscript and art collector. Colbeck, Radford & Co. [i.e. Dobell], sale catalogues The Ingatherer, No. 14 (1931), item 163, and No. 36 (May 1934), item 159.

Recorded, with a facsimile of the signature, in Catalogue of the Collection of Autograph Letters and Historical Documents formed between 1865 and 1882 by Alfred Morrison, 6 vols ([London], 1883-92), VI, 113.

Untraced, [Shadwell document].

*SdT 53

An indenture for the transfer of manors in Surrey from Francis Howard to Sir George Couthopp, signed by Shadwell as a witness, 16 April 1673. 1673.

Sotheby's, 18 July 1973, lot 165. Formerly Gen. MSS. Misc. No. AM 21354.

Princeton, CO140, box 44.

*SdT 54

An autograph list of purchases by Shadwell, 12 March 1676[/7]. 1677.

Pierpont Morgan Library, MA 1259.

*SdT 55

A financial statement relating to the payment of £50 to John Rogers and his wife Anne, signed by Shadwell, 14 May 1678. 1678.

Puttick & Simpson's, 4 June 1878, lot 244.

Haverford College, Charles Roberts Autograph Letters Collection, MS Coll. 115.

*SdT 56

A receipt signed by Shadwell, acknowledging payment of a quarterly pension of £10, 13 August 1688. 1688.

Recorded in John Ross, ‘Addenda to Shadwell's “Complete Works”: A Checklist’, N & Q, 220 (June 1975), 256-9.

Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, U269 A189/5.

*SdT 57

A receipt signed by Shadwell, acknowledging payment of a quarterly pension of £10, 24 November 1688. 1688.

Recorded in John Ross, ‘Addenda to Shadwell's “Complete Works”: A Checklist’, N & Q, 220 (June 1975), 256-9.

Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, U269 A189/6.

*SdT 58

A receipt signed by Shadwell, acknowledging payment of a quarterly pension of £10, 10 August 1689. 1689.

Recorded in John Ross, ‘Addenda to Shadwell's “Complete Works”: A Checklist’, N & Q, 220 (June 1975), 256-9 (p. 258). Edited in Brice Harris, Charles Sackville, Sixth Earl of Dorset: Patron and Poet of the Restoration, Illinois Studies in Language and Literature, Vol. 25, Nos. 3-4 (Urbana, 1940), p. 124.

Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, U269 A190/5 (15).

SdT 59

A receipt signed by Shadwell, acknowledging payment of a quarterly pension of £10, 12 December 1689. 1689.

Recorded in John Ross, ‘Addenda to Shadwell's “Complete Works”: A Checklist’, N & Q, 220 (June 1975), 256-9.

Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, U269 A190/9.

*SdT 60

A signed receipt acknowledging payment of a quarterly pension of £10, 23 December 1689. 1689.

Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, U269 A190/5 (79).

*SdT 61

A possibly autograph receipt signed by Shadwell, acknowledging payment of £5, 24 November [no year]. c.1689.

Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, U269 A190/8.

Will

*SdT 62

Shadwell's last will and testament, entirely autograph and signed by him, [1690], proved 13 December 1692. Edited in Summers, I, ccxxxv-ccxxxvi, with a complete unfolding facsimile after p. ccxxx. It is is accompanied by a probate deposition signed by Ellenor Leigh on 13 December 1692, certifying that Shadwell wrote the Will ‘between Bartholomew=tide and Michaelmas 1690’. This is edited in Summers, I, ccxxxv (where it is misdated ‘3, December’), with an unfolding facsimile before p. ccxxxi. 1690.

National Archives, Kew, PROB 10/1238.

SdT 63

A registered copy of Shadwell's last will and testament, proved 13 December 1692. 1692.

National Archives, Kew, PROB 11/412/231.