Anne, Lady Southwell (1574–1636)

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An abstract of The liues of the Romaine Emperours; as the haue bine related vnto vs by Plinie Plutarch; and Suetonius and first of the first (‘Fortie twoe yeares; before oure sauiours birth’)

Klene (1997), pp. 48-51.

SoA 1

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

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

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

Folger, MS V.b.198, f. 30v.

‘All.married.men.desire.to.haue good wifes’

Klene (1997), p. 20.

SoA 2

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Folger, MS V.b.198, f. 16r.

Anger (‘Anger proceedes from a surcharged Gaule’)

Klene (1997), p. 13.

SoA 3

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Folger, MS V.b.198, f. 8v.

Blessed Life: (‘Seest thow a man that's vassaliz'd to pleasure’)

Klene (1997), pp. 12-13.

SoA 4

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Folger, MS V.b.198, f. 8v.

‘Come forth foule Monster, at truthes barr to stand’

Klene (1997), pp. 33-4.

*SoA 5

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Folger, MS V.b.198, ff. 22v.

Dialouge: (‘Anger what art thow? Hast thow treuth to tell:’)

Klene (1997), pp. 13-14.

SoA 6

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Folger, MS V.b.198, f. 9r.

An Elegie written by the Lady A: S: to the Countesse of London Derrye. supposeinge hir to be dead by hir longe silence (‘Since thou fayre soule, art warbleinge to a spheare’)

Klene (1997), pp. 24-7.

SoA 7

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Folger, MS V.b.198, ff. 19v-20v.

An Epitaph vppon Cassandra MackWilliams wife to Sr Thomas Ridgway Earle of London Derry. by ye Lady A: S (‘Now let my pen bee choakt wth gall’)

Klene (1997), pp. 27-8.

SoA 8

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Folger, MS V.b.198, f. 21r.

An Epitaph vpon the Countess of Sommersett (‘To tell the shrine that its faire saint is gone’)

Klene (1997), pp. 34-5.

SoA 9

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Folger, MS V.b.198, f. 23r.

An Epitaph vpon the king of Bohemia; written by the ladye Anne Southwell (‘Here lyes a king, and gods anoynted’)

Klene (1997), p. 32.

SoA 10

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Folger, MS V.b.198, f. 22r.

An Epitaph vpon ye king of Swede (‘Maliciouse fate enuyinge humaine glorie’)

Klene (1997), pp. 32-3.

SoA 11

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Folger, MS V.b.198, f. 22r.

Fayne would I dye whil'st thy braue muse doth liue (‘Quaintest of all the Heliconian traine’)

Klene (1997), pp. 20-1.

SoA 12

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Folger, MS V.b.198, f. 17r.

The ffirst Commandement. Thou shalt haue noe other gods before mee (‘Raise vp thy ffacultyes my Soule ti's time’)

Klene (1997), pp. 44-8.

SoA 13

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Folger, MS V.b.198, ff. 28r-9v.

‘ffrayle Loue is like faire flowrie fields’

Klene (1997), pp. 15-16.

SoA 14

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Folger, MS V.b.198, f. 10r.

Honor thy father and mother that the dayes may be long in the lande wch the lord thy god gyveth thee (‘If to be borne the Image of the Lord’)

Klene (1997), pp. 17-20.

SoA 15

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Folger, MS V.b.198, ff. 12r-13r.

A Hym to Christ (‘Alpha Omega, Oh thow first and Last’)

Klene (1997), pp. 6-7.

SoA 16

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Folger, MS V.b.198, f. 5r.

I am thy god thatt brought thee oute of the house of bondage thou shalt haue noe others [god] but mee (‘I tooke thee oute of claye, and gaue thee lyfe’)

Klene (1997), pp. 51-4.

*SoA 17

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Folger, MS V.b.198, ff. 32v-3v.

‘In this frayle worlde, where soules in earth are cladd’

Klene (1997), pp. 43-4.

SoA 18

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Folger, MS V.b.198, f. 27r-v.

A Letter to Doctor Adam Bpp of Limerick by the Lady A:S: (‘Adam first preist, first Prophet and first Kinge’)

Klene (1997), pp. 21-4.

SoA 19

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Folger, MS V.b.198, ff. 18r-19r.

A Letter to ye Duches of Lineox; from the Ladie Anne Southwell: (‘Vouchsafe this fauor; as to tell me how’)

Klene (1997), p. 32.

SoA 20

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Folger, MS V.b.198, f. 22r.

‘Nature, Mistris off affection’

Klene (1997), pp. 16-17.

SoA 21

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Folger, MS V.b.198, f. 11r.

‘Only eight soules, the waued tost Church did keepe’

Klene (1997), pp. 35-6.

SoA 22

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Folger, MS V.b.198, f. 23v.

A paraphrase vppon Lucius Anneus Sececa on his booke of Prouidence (‘It is an easy taske to pleade the Cause’)

Klene (1997), pp. 11-12.

SoA 23

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Folger, MS V.b.198, f. 8r-v.

[Psalm 25, to the Earl of Castlehaven] Writen by the ladie A B--------to ye first Earle of Castle hayen (‘To thee my soule I rayse’)

Klene (1997), pp. 9-11.

SoA 23.5

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Folger, MS V.b.198, ff. 7r-8r.

‘Sr. giue mee leaue to plead my Grandams cause’

Klene (1997), pp. 42-3.

SoA 24

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Folger, MS V.b.198, f. 26v.

Sonnet (‘Beauty, Honour, yeouth, and fortune’)

Klene (1997), p. 14.

SoA 25

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Folger, MS V.b.198, f. 9r.

Sonnet: (‘Like to a lampe wherein the light is dead’)

Klene (1997), pp. 14-15.

SoA 26

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Folger, MS V.b.198, f. 9v.

Sonnett (‘O how happy were I dearest’)

Klene (1997), p. 15.

SoA 27

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Folger, MS V.b.198, f. 9v.

Sonnett: 1a. (‘ffly from the world, ô fly, thow poore distrest’)

Klene (1997), p. 1.

SoA 28

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Facsimile of f. 1r in Klene (1997), p. [164].

Folger, MS V.b.198, f. 1r.

Sonnett: 2a. (‘When I sitt reading all alone that secret booke’)

Klene (1997), p. 1.

SoA 29

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Facsimile of f. 1r in Klene (1997), p. [164].

Folger, MS V.b.198, f. 1r.

Sonn: 3a. (‘ffarewell fond World, the onely Schoole of Error’)

Klene (1997), pp. 1-2.

SoA 30

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Facsimile of f. 1r in Klene (1997), p. [164].

Folger, MS V.b.198, f. 1r.

Sonnett 4a. (‘If in the flesh where thow indrench'd do'st ly’)

Klene (1997), p. 2.

SoA 31

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Facsimile of f. 1r in Klene (1997), p. [164].

Folger, MS V.b.198, f. 1r.

Sonnett. 5a. (‘Shall I sublyme my Soule to frame a letter’)

Klene (1997), p. 2.

SoA 32

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Facsimile of f. 1r in Klene (1997), p. [164].

Folger, MS V.b.198, f. 1r.

‘The more my soule doth shrinke from loue, ye more, loue doth inflame her’

Klene (1997), pp. 39-40.

SoA 33

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Folger, MS V.b.198, f. 25r.

[Southwell drafts, #1] (‘why doth she buid us haue thim still in mind’)

112 lines of miscellaneous draft verse. Klene (1997), pp. 72-6.

SoA 34

Autograph drafts, untitled.

In: the MS described under SoA 1. c.1626-36.

Facsimile of ff. 44v-6r in Klene (1997), pp. [166-9].

Folger, MS V.b.198, ff. 44v-6r.

[Southwell drafts, #2] (‘riches ar unto men as ar thar foode’)

66 lines of miscellaneousdraft verse. Klene (1997), pp. 91-3.

SoA 35

Autograph drafts, untitled.

In: the MS described under SoA 1. c.1626-36.

Facsimile of ff. 57r-8v in Klene (1997), pp. [170-3], and of f. 58r in Klene, EMS (2000), p. 168.

Folger, MS V.b.198, ff. 57r-8v.

Thou shalt keepe holy the saboth daye (‘In six dayes god made this admyred balle’)

Klene (1997), pp. 60-72.

SoA 36

Copy of a version headed ‘Precept .4. Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy...[&c.]’, in a predominantly italic hand, with alterations.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, including 50 poems by Donne, in a single neat secretary hand except for ff. 70r-2r, which are in another secretary hand. Comprising folios 57r-137v in a quarto composite volume of MSS, in various hands, 173 leaves, in 19th-century leather gilt. c.1620s.

Later owned by Ralph Thoresby (1658-1725), Yorkshire antiquary and topographer. Among the collections of William Petty (1737-1805), first Marquess of Lansdowne, Lord Shelburne.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), as the ‘Lansdowne MS’: DnJ Δ 8). Recorded as item 133 among ‘Manuscripts in Quarto’ in the list at the end of Thoresby's Ducatus Leodensis, 2nd edition (Leeds, 1816), Appendix, p. 85.

Edited from this MS in Klene (1997), pp. 143-62.

British Library, Lansdowne MS 740, ff. 156r-67v.

*SoA 37

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Facsimile of f. 42v in Victoria E. Burke, ‘Medium and meaning in the manuscripts of Anne, Lady Southwell’, in Women's Writing and the Circulation of Ideas: Manuscript Publication in England, 1550-1800, ed. George L. Justice and Nathan Tinker (Cambridge, 2002), pp. 94-120 (p. 107).

Folger, MS V.b.198, ff. 37r-44r.

Thou shalt not commit Adooltery (‘God doth with doggs the adulterate weights exempte’)

Klene (1997), pp. 76-84.

*SoA 38

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Folger, MS V.b.198, ff. 47v-51v.

Thou shalt not make to thy self any graven Image nor the likenes of anything (‘Noe man may see the face of god and liue’)

Klene (1997), pp. 54-7.

*SoA 39

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Folger, MS V.b.198, ff. 34r-5r.

Thou shalt not steale (‘Harken you potentates and mighty kinggs’)

Klene (1997), pp. 84-91.

*SoA 40

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Folger, MS V.b.198, ff. 52r-3r, 54r-5r, 56r-7r.

Thou shalt not take the name of god in vayne (‘In this our hartes corruption is most exprest’)

Klene (1997), pp. 57-60.

SoA 41

Copy of a version headed ‘Precept.3. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lorde thy god in vayne...[&c.]’, in a predominantly italic hand, with deletions and alterations.

In: the MS described under SoA 36. c.1620s.

Edited from this MS in Klene (1997), pp. 125-43. Facsimile of f. 151v in Victoria E. Burke, ‘Medium and meaning in the manuscripts of Anne, Lady Southwell’, in Women's Writing and the Circulation of Ideas: Manuscript Publication in England, 1550-1800, ed. George L. Justice and Nathan Tinker (Cambridge, 2002), pp. 94-120 (p. 105).

British Library, Lansdowne MS 740, ff. 143r-55r.

SoA 42

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Folger, MS V.b.198, ff. 35r-7r.

To the kinges most excellent Matye. (‘Darest thou my muse present thy Battlike winge’)

Klene (1997), pp. 124-5.

SoA 43

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In: the MS described under SoA 36. c.1620s.

Edited from this MS in Klene (1997), pp. 124-5.

British Library, Lansdowne MS 740, ff. 142r.

‘Vnless himselfe against himselfe weare bent’

Klene (1997), pp. 40-2.

SoA 44

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Folger, MS V.b.198, f. 26r.

‘What if I wante the dross of Tagus Strann’

Klene (1997), pp. 31-2.

SoA 45

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Folger, MS V.b.198, f. 22r.

‘Who euer sawe himself but in a myrrour’

Klene (1997), pp. 48-57.

SoA 46

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Folger, MS V.b.198, ff. 30v-2v.

‘wth feet of clay to enter the most hollye’

Klene (1997), p. 125.

SoA 47

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In: the MS described under SoA 36. c.1620s.

Edited from this MS in Klene (1997), p. 125.

British Library, Lansdowne MS 740, f. 142v.

Written in commendations of Mr Coxe (the Lecturer of Acton) his booke of the birth of Christ (‘Thou faythfull Harrold of the morne’)

Klene (1997), p. 28.

SoA 48

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Folger, MS V.b.198, f. 21r.

Letters

Letter(s)

*SoA 49

Autograph letter signed, to Richard Boyle, Earl of Cork, from Castle Poulnelong, 1623. 1623.

In: Volume of correspondence.

Recorded in Klene, p. xxxi.

The Duke of Devonshire, Chatsworth House, Lismore Papers Vol. XIV, f. 160r.

*SoA 50

Autograph letter signed, to Sir Thomas Browne, 1623. 1623.

In: the MS described under SoA 49.

Recorded in Klene, p. xxxi.

The Duke of Devonshire, Chatsworth House, Lismore Papers Vol. XIV, f. 174r.

SoA 51

Copy of a formal letter about poetry, addressed to Lady Ridgeway. in a neat italic hand, headed ‘To my worthy Muse that doth these lines infuse / the Lady Ridgeway’, subscribed ‘Anne Southwell / vera Copia...’.

In: the MS described under SoA 1. c.1626-36.

Klene, pp. 4-5. Also edited from this MS, with a facsimile of f. 3r, in Jean C. Cavanaugh, ‘Lady Southwell's Defense of Poetry’, in Women in the Renaissance, ed. Kirby Farrell, Elizabeth H. Hageman, and Arthur F. Kinney (Amherst, 1988), 175-8.

Folger, MS V.b.198, f. 3r-v.

SoA 52

Copy of a letter by Lady Southwell, to Lord Falkland, Lord Deputy of Ireland, 1628.

In: the MS described under SoA 1. c.1626-36.

Klene, pp. 5-6.

Folger, MS V.b.198, f. 4r.