Robert Southwell, S.J., Catholic Saint (c.1561–1595)

Verse

(1) English Poems by Southwell

At home in Heaven (‘Faire soule, how long shall veyles thy graces shroud?’)

First published in Saint Peters Complaint, 2nd edition (London, 1595). Brown, pp. 55-6.

SoR 1

Copy in: A volume of Southwell's English verse and some prose works, in a single hand but for one poem and some corrections in a second hand, 78 quarto leaves. c.1592-1609.

Bearing the childish signature of ‘iereneme WalDegrave’ (? the future nun Dame Hieronima Waldegrave, c.1603-35) and once in the possession of the Waldegrave family of Essex.

On deposit in the English Province of the Society of Jesus, London.

Cited by editors as the Waldegrave MS. Described in McDonald, pp. 19-22, and in Brown, pp. xxxvii-xl. This MS probably to be identified as the ‘lost’ Bury St Edmunds MS recorded in McDonald, pp. 25-7: see Brown, pp. xxxix-xl.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 27, ff. 66r-7r.

SoR 2

Copy in: A quarto volume of English poems and letters of Robert Southwell, largely in one neat small hand, together with sigs A-E (pp. 1-34) of a printed exemplum of Saint Peters Complaint, with other Poemes (London, 1595), vii + 80 leaves (including blanks), in contemporary vellum stamped ‘IHS’. Early 17th century.

Inscribed names (f. 79v) ‘Thomas Champney Book Anno: Domini 1677’; (f. 78v) ‘Mrs Mary Hooge Booke Anno Domini 1678’; and (elsewhere) ‘Katherine’ and ‘Laurence Champney’. 19th-century notes (ff. ii-vii) referring to this MS as ‘The Woolhampton MS’ (? from Woolhampton, Berkshire). Later in the Virtue and Cahill Library, of the Catholic Cathedral of Portsmouth. Christie's, 5 July 1967, lot 190.

Generally cited as the ‘Virtue and Cahill MS’.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 113, f. 40r-v.

SoR 3

Copy in: A quarto volume of works by Robert Southwell, in an accomplished secretary hand, 110 leaves, some pages at the back partly torn away, in 19th-century half-morocco. Early 17th century.

Later owned by Richard Heber (1774-1833), book collector. Sotheby's, April 1836 (Heber sale), lot 1447.

British Library, Add. MS 10422, ff. 37r-8r.

SoR 4

Copy in: A quarto volume of poems by Robert Southwell, in a neat predominantly italic hand, with (f. 1*v) a list of contents, 1* + 43 leaves, in modern black morocco. 1620.

With a faded inscription (f. 57v) ‘Charles Cauendish 1620 / Anno Dmi, 1620’.

Cited in IELM, I.ii, as the Cavendish MS.

British Library, Harley MS 6921, f. 34r-v.

SoR 5

Copy in: A small quarto composite volume of works chiefly by Southwell, comprising a printed exemplum of Saint Peters Complaint, With other Poems (London, 1595), vi + 56 pages, with minor MS corrections and marks, bound with an untitled MS of poems by Southwell and others, in one or possibly two neat italic hands, 88 leaves, formerly in contemporary calf, now in modern quarter-calf. Early 17th century.

Inscribed on the title-page ‘E[x] L[ibris] J. Phillips 1774’. Booklabel of Sir Robert Leicester Harmsworth, first Baronet, MP (1870-1937).

Cited by editors, and in IELM, I.ii, as the Harmsworth MS. Collated in Brown.

Folger, STC 22957, ff. 35v-6v.

SoR 5.5

Copy in: Fragments of a small quarto miscellany of poems, chiefly by Robert Southwell (sixteen by him, probably copied from lost printed sources), in a single mixed Scottish hand, 36 pages (in present state). Apparently compiled by one ‘R. C.’ (possibly Robert Calder) for Sir Robert Gordon (1580-1656), Lord of Inverary and Gentleman of the Privy Chamber. c.1610.

The MS pages used as binder's waste or even perhaps as a deliberate mode of secretion in a MS volume compiled by the schoolmaster and royal chaplain Alexander Ross (1591-1654), of Aberdeen. Later in the library of Andrew Fletcher (1653?-1716), of Saltoun, political theorist and book collector. H.P. Kraus, New York, sale catalogue No. 157 (1980), item 29. Sotheby's, 19 July 1994, lot 29 (with other MSS relating to the recusant Gordon family), to Quaritch.

Untraced, [Gordon MS], ff. 9v-10v.

SoR 6

Copy in: A miscellany, entitled a not-booke of divinity and honor military and civill, chiefly comprising 29 poems by Robert Southwell transcribed from printed sources, in the predominantly italic hand of Thomas Read, a student of Magdalen College, Oxford, 186 leaves, dated 1624. 1624.

Later in the collection of George Arents Jr (1875-1960), manufacturer.

This MS recorded in Brown, p. li, but not collated.

Syracuse University, Special Collections Research Center, SC 149, p. 29.

The burning Babe (‘As I in hoarie Winters night’)

First published in Saint Peters Complaint (London, 1602). Brown, pp. 15-16.

SoR 7

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 1. c.1592-1609.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 27, f. 46r.

SoR 8

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 2. Early 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 113, ff. 9v-10r.

SoR 9

Copy, with corrections in two later hands.

In: the MS described under SoR 3. Early 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 10422, f. 10v.

SoR 10

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 4. 1620.

British Library, Harley MS 6921, ff. 9v-10r.

SoR 11

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 5. Early 17th century.

Folger, STC 22957, f. 11r-v.

SoR 12

Copy, untitled.

In: A long ledger-size miscellany of recusant verse and some prose, including 32 poems by Robert Southwell, largely in the single neat hand of Gertrude Thimelby (1617-68), a second hand on pp. 119-21, viii + 130 pages, some leaves partly torn away, in contemporary vellum. c.1651-7.

Associated with the Fairfax family of Wootton Wawen, Warwickshire, including Thomas Fairfax (d.1691), yeoman. Later inscribed with the name ‘Harriet Marcusden’. Sold by P.J. Dobell, 1948.

Discussed in Cedric C. Brown, ‘Recusant Community and Jesuit Mission in Parliament Days: Bodleian MS Eng. poet. b. 5’, Yearbook of English Studies, 23 (2003), 290-315.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. b. 5, p. 52.

SoR 12.5

Copy in: An octavo miscellany of verse, prose and drama, written over a period in various hands, 179 leaves, in remains of contemporary calf. c.1620-late 17th century.

Inscribed (f. 31v) ‘Henry Gould his Book 1620’. Compiled in part by one Henry Gould (c.1620). Other scribbling in the volume includes names of Robert Carter, John and Peggy Marriot, Thomas and John Allsopp (1746), George and Thomas Swindell, Richard Fowles, and George and Catherine Bindale, as well as an acrostic on Mrs Anne Boulton, and, on the first page, the inscription ‘Mend the play Booke Gilbert Carter’. Sotheby's, 15 December 1988, lot 13.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 91, f. 55r-v.

A childe my Choyce (‘Let folly praise that fancie loves, I praise and love that child’)

First published in Saint Peters Complaint, 1st edition (London, 1595). Brown, p. 13.

SoR 13

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 1. c.1592-1609.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 27, f. 45r.

SoR 13.5

Copy in: A quarto miscellany, in one or possibly two hands, one of which may be Sir Charles Calthorpe (d.1616), judge and Attorney-General of ireland, 279 leaves, imperfect. c.1600.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 676, p. 165.

SoR 14

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 2. Early 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 113, f. 8r.

SoR 15

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 3. Early 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 10422, f. 9r.

SoR 16

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 4. 1620.

British Library, Harley MS 6921, ff. 7v-8v.

SoR 17

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 12. c.1651-7.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. b. 5, p. 91.

SoR 17.5

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 5.5. c.1610.

Untraced, [Gordon MS], ff. 4v-5r.

SoR 18

Copy of lines 5-16, beginning ‘Loves seetest mark, Lawdes highest theme, mans most desired light’ and headed ‘Op Xt’.

In: the MS described under SoR 6. 1624.

Syracuse University, Special Collections Research Center, SC 149, p. 25.

SoR 19

Copy, in Gertrude Thimelby's hand.

In: A quarto miscellany of recusant verse, many of the 65 poems relating to the circle of the Catholic Aston family, in three hands, 200 leaves (including five preliminary blanks, and ff. 53r-135v are blank), in contemporary leather gilt. Compiled principally by Constance Fowler (d.1664), daughter of the diplomat Walter Aston, Baron Aston of Forfar (1584-1639), of Tixall and Colton, Staffordshire, her roman hand responsible for ff. 6r, 8r-15v, 24v-34v, 46v-52v, 136r-9r, 143v-59r, and 182v-95v. The second, predominantly secretary hand, responsible for fourteen poems on ff. 7r-v, 16r-24r, and 35r-46r, is that of Constance's sister Gertrude Thimelby (1617-68). The third hand, on ff. 196r-200v, is that of Constance's brother-in-law Sir William Pershall. c.1635-50s.

William H. Robinson, sale catalogue (1925), item 472.

This volume discussed, with a complete first-line index and a facsimile of f. 25r, in Jenijoy La Belle, ‘The Huntington Aston Manuscript’, The Book Collector, 29 (Winter 1980), 542-67. See also Jenijoy La Belle, ‘A True Love's Knot: The Letters of Constance Fowler and the Poems of Herbert Aston’, JEGP, 79 (1980), 13-31. The complete volume edited in The Verse Miscellany of Constance Aston Fowler: A Diplomatic Edition, ed. Deborah Aldrich-Watson (Tempe, Arizona, 2000), with a facsimile of f. 28v on p. lxiv.

Aldrich-Watson, pp. 68-9. This MS recorded in Jenijoy La Belle, ‘The Huntington Aston Manuscript’, BC, 29 (Winter 1980), 542-67 (p. 558).

Huntington, HM 904, f. 35r-v.

Christs bloody sweat (‘Fat soile, full spring, sweete olive, grape of blisse’)

First published (lines 1-12) in Moeoniae (London, 1595). Brown, pp. 18-19.

SoR 20

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 1. c.1592-1609.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 27, ff. 47v-8r.

SoR 21

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 2. Early 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 113, f. 12v.

SoR 22

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 3. Early 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 10422, ff. 12v-13r.

SoR 23

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 4. 1620.

British Library, Harley MS 6921, ff. 11v-12r.

SoR 24

Copy of a 36-line version.

In: the MS described under SoR 5. Early 17th century.

Folger, STC 22957, ff. 13v-14.

SoR 25

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 12. c.1651-7.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. b. 5, p. 81.

Christs sleeping friends (‘When Christ with care and pangs of death opprest’)

First published (lines 1-12) in Moeoniae (London, 1595). Brown, pp. 19-21.

SoR 27

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 1. c.1592-1609.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 27, ff. 48r-9r.

SoR 28

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 2. Early 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 113, f. 13r-v.

SoR 29

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 3. Early 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 10422, ff. 13r-14r.

SoR 30

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 4. 1620.

British Library, Harley MS 6921, ff. 12r-13r.

SoR 31

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 5. Early 17th century.

Folger, STC 22957, ff. 14r-15v.

SoR 32

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 12. c.1651-7.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. b. 5, p. 81.

Content and rich (‘I dwell in grace's courte’)

First published in Saint Peters Complaint, 1st edition (London, 1595). Brown, pp. 67-9.

SoR 34

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 1. c.1592-1609.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 27, ff. 72v-3v.

SoR 35

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 2. Early 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 113, ff. 48v-50r.

SoR 36

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 3. Early 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 10422, ff. 45r-6v.

SoR 37

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 4. 1620.

British Library, Harley MS 6921, ff. 41r-2r.

SoR 39

Copy, headed ‘The contented man’.

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

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

British Library, Add. MS 29921, ff. 69v-71r.

SoR 39.5

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 13.5. c.1600.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 676, p. 159.

SoR 39.8

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 5.5. c.1610.

Untraced, [Gordon MS], ff. 5r-6r.

Davids Peccavi (‘In eaves, sole Sparrowe sits not more alone’)

First published in Saint Peters Complaint, (London, 1602). Brown, pp. 35-6.

SoR 40

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 1. c.1592-1609.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 27, f. 56v.

SoR 41

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 2. Early 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 113, f. 24r-v.

SoR 42

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 3. Early 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 10422, ff. 23v-4r.

SoR 43

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 4. 1620.

British Library, Harley MS 6921, f. 22r-v.

SoR 44

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 5. Early 17th century.

Folger, STC 22957, ff. 23v-4v.

SoR 44.5

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 5.5. c.1610.

Untraced, [Gordon MS], ff. 14v-15r.

SoR 44.8

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 12.5. c.1620-late 17th century.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 91, ff. 54v-5r.

Decease release. Dum morior orior (‘The pounded spice both tast and sent doth please’)

First published in St. Peter's Complaint, and other Poems. by the Rev. Robert Southwell, ed. W.J. Walter (London, 1817). Brown, pp. 47-8.

SoR 45

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 1. c.1592-1609.

Edited from this MS in Brown, pp. 47-8.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 27, f. 62r-v.

SoR 46

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 2. Early 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 113, f. 33r-v.

SoR 47

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 3. Early 17th century.

Edited from this MS in St. Peter's Complaint, and other Poems; by the Rev. Robert Southwell, ed. W.J. Walter (London, 1817).

British Library, Add. MS 10422, ff. 31v-2r.

SoR 48

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 4. 1620.

British Library, Harley MS 6921, ff. 29r-30r.

SoR 49

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 5. Early 17th century.

Folger, STC 22957, ff. 38v-9v.

SoR 50

Copy, in a neat secretary hand, with corrections or emendations in a different ink, on the first two pages of a pair of conjugate folio leaves, endorsed ‘Des vers de mr Sothwell de la Reyne d'Escosse l'an 1596, receus au mois de Feuurier’ and ‘Sa vertu m'attire’.

In: A folio guardbook of state letters, mainly addressed to Anthony Bacon, in various hands, 241 leaves, in modern half-calf marbled boards.

Volume IX of the papers of Anthony Bacon (1558-1601), political intelligencer, subsequently among the collections of Thomas Tenison (1636-1715), Archbishop of Canterbury.

This MS recorded in Brown, p. lxxx, but not collated. Described in Louise Imogen Guiney, Recusant Poets (London & New York, 1938), p. 247.

Lambeth Palace Library, MS 655, f. 112r-v.

Epitaph on Lady Margaret Sackville (‘Of Howards stemme a glorious branch is dead’)

Fortunes Falsehoode (‘In worldly meriments lurketh much miserie’)

First published in Saint Peters Complaint, 1st edition (London, 1595). Brown, pp. 65-6.

SoR 51

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 1. c.1592-1609.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 27, f. 71r-v.

SoR 52

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 2. Early 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 113, f. 47r-v.

SoR 53

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 3. Early 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 10422, ff. 43v-4r.

SoR 54

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 4. 1620.

British Library, Harley MS 6921, ff. 39v-40r.

SoR 55

A MS correction in the printed text.

In: the MS described under SoR 5. Early 17th century.

Folger, STC 22957, pp. 41-2.

SoR 55.5

Copy of lines 25-40; imperfect, lacking the rest of the poem.

In: the MS described under SoR 5.5. c.1610.

Untraced, [Gordon MS], f. 3r.

From Fortunes reach (‘Let fickle fortune runne her blindest race’)

First published in Saint Peters Complaint, 2nd edition (London, 1595). Brown, pp. 66-7.

SoR 57

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 1. c.1592-1609.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 27, f. 72r.

SoR 58

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 2. Early 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 113, f. 48r.

SoR 59

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 3. Early 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 10422, ff. 44v-5r.

SoR 60

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 4. 1620.

British Library, Harley MS 6921, f. 40v.

SoR 61

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 5. Early 17th century.

Folger, STC 22957, ff. 37v-8r.

SoR 62

Copy, imperfect.

In: the MS described under SoR 12. c.1651-7.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. b. 5, p. 53.

SoR 62.5

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 5.5. c.1610.

Untraced, [Gordon MS], f. 18r-v.

SoR 64

Copy of lines 1-6, untitled.

In: A quarto composite volume of verse and prose, partly on vellum, partly on paper, c.110 leaves. Mid-late 16th century.

British Library, Lansdowne MS 762, f. 88r.

A holy Hymne (‘Praise, O Sion, praise thy Saviour’)

First published in Moeoniae (London, 1595). Brown, pp. 23-6.

SoR 65

Copy, headed ‘Saint Thomas of Aquines Hymne read on corpus christy daye. Lauda Sion saluatorem’.

In: the MS described under SoR 1. c.1592-1609.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 27, ff. 50v-1v.

SoR 66

Copy, headed ‘Saint Thomas of Aquines Hymne. read on corpus christy daye’.

In: the MS described under SoR 2. Early 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 113, ff. 16r-17r.

SoR 67

Copy, headed ‘Saint Thomas of Aquines hyme redd on Corpus xpi day. Lauda Syon Sal.’

In: the MS described under SoR 3. Early 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 10422, ff. 16r-17r.

SoR 68

Copy, headed ‘Sainte thomas of Aquines Hymne redd on corpus christie daye Lauda syon saluatorem’.

In: the MS described under SoR 4. 1620.

British Library, Harley MS 6921, ff. 15r-16v.

SoR 69

Copy, headed ‘St. Thomas of Aquines hymne read on Corpus Christi daye: Lauda Sion Salvatorem’.

In: the MS described under SoR 5. Early 17th century.

Folger, STC 22957, ff. 17v-19v.

I dye alive (‘O life what lets thee from a quicke decease?’)

First published in Saint Peters Complaint, 2nd edition (London, 1595). Brown, pp. 52-3.

SoR 70

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 1. c.1592-1609.

Facsimile of stanza 3 of this MS in Grosart (quarto edition), facing p. 84. For an account of Grosart's misreadings, see Pierre Janelle, Robert Southwell the Writer (London, 1935), pp. 304-5.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 27, f. 65r.

SoR 70.5

Copy, here beginning ‘life who lettest’.

In: the MS described under SoR 13.5. c.1600.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 676, p. 163.

SoR 71

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 2. Early 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 113, f. 37v.

SoR 72

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 3. Early 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 10422, f. 35v.

SoR 73

Copy, with second stanza first (beginning ‘I live, but such a life as ever dies’).

In: the MS described under SoR 4. 1620.

British Library, Harley MS 6921, f. 32v.

SoR 74

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 5. Early 17th century.

Folger, STC 22957, f. 34r.

I dye without desert (‘If orphane Childe enwrapt in swathing bands’)

First published in St. Peters Complaint, and other Poems. by the Rev. Robert Southwell, ed. W.J. Walter (London, 1817). Brown, pp. 48-9.

SoR 76

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 1. c.1592-1609.

Edited from this MS in Brown, pp. 48-9.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 27, f. 62v-3r.

SoR 77

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 2. Early 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 113, f. 34r-v.

SoR 78

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 3. Early 17th century.

Edited from this MS in St. Peter's Complaint, and other Poems; by the Rev. Robert Southwell, ed. W.J. Walter (London, 1817).

British Library, Add. MS 10422, ff. 32v-3r.

SoR 79

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 4. 1620.

British Library, Harley MS 6921, f. 30r-v.

SoR 80

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 5. Early 17th century.

Folger, STC 22957, ff. 39v-40v.

Josephs Amazement (‘When Christ by growth disclosed his descent’)

First published in Saint Peters Complaint, (London, 1602). Brown, pp. 21-3.

SoR 81

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 1. c.1592-1609.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 27, ff. 49r-50v.

SoR 82

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 2. Early 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 113, ff. 14r-15v.

SoR 83

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 3. Early 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 10422, ff. 14r-16r.

SoR 84

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 4. 1620.

British Library, Harley MS 6921, ff. 13r-14v.

SoR 85

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 5. Early 17th century.

Folger, STC 22957, ff. 15v-17v.

SoR 85.5

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 5.5. c.1610.

Untraced, [Gordon MS], ff. 16r-18r.

Lewd Love is Losse (‘Misdeeming eye that stoupest to the lure’)

First published in Saint Peters Complaint, 2nd edition (London, 1595). Brown, pp. 62-3.

SoR 86

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 1. c.1592-1609.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 27, ff. 69v-70v.

SoR 87

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 2. Early 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 113, f. 45r-v.

SoR 88

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 3. Early 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 10422, ff. 41v-2v.

SoR 89

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 4. 1620.

British Library, Harley MS 6921, f. 38r-v.

SoR 90

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 5. Early 17th century.

Folger, STC 22957, ff. 36v-7v.

SoR 90.5

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 5.5. c.1610.

Untraced, [Gordon MS], ff. 10v-11v.

SoR 90.8

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 12.5. c.1620-late 17th century.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 91, f. 53r-v.

Life is but Losse (‘By force I live, in will I wish to die’)

First published in Saint Peters Complaint, 2nd edition (London, 1595). Brown, pp. 50-1.

SoR 92

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 1. c.1592-1609.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 27, f. 64r-v.

SoR 92.5

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 13.5. c.1600.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 676, p. 163.

SoR 93

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 2. Early 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 113, f. 36r-v.

SoR 94

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 3. Early 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 10422, f. 34r-v.

SoR 95

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 4. 1620.

British Library, Harley MS 6921, ff. 31r-2r.

SoR 96

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 5. Early 17th century.

Folger, STC 22957, ff. 32r-3r.

Lifes death loves life (‘Who lives in love, loves least to live’)

First published in Saint Peters Complaint, 2nd edition (London, 1595). Brown, pp. 54-5.

SoR 98

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 1. c.1592-1609.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 27, ff. 65v-6.

SoR 98.5

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 13.5. c.1600.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 676, p. 161.

SoR 99

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 2. Early 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 113, f. 39r-v.

SoR 100

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 3. Early 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 10422, ff. 36v-7r.

SoR 101

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 4. 1620.

British Library, Harley MS 6921, ff. 33v-4r.

SoR 102

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 5. Early 17th century.

Folger, STC 22957, f. 35r-v.

SoR 103

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under SoR 12. c.1651-7.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. b. 5, p. 21.

SoR 103.5

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 5.5. c.1610.

Untraced, [Gordon MS], f. 9r-v.

SoR 105

Copy, in Gertrude Thimelby's hand.

In: the MS described under SoR 19. c.1635-50s.

Aldrich-Watson, pp. 70-1.

Huntington, HM 904, ff. 35v-6r.

Looke home (‘Retyred thoughts enjoy their owne delights’)

First published in Saint Peters Complaint, 1st edition (London, 1595). Brown, p. 57.

SoR 106

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 1. c.1592-1609.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 27, f. 67r-v.

SoR 107

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 2. Early 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 113, f. 41r.

SoR 108

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 3. Early 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 10422, f. 38r-v.

SoR 109

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 4. 1620.

British Library, Harley MS 6921, f. 35r.

SoR 110

Copy of lines 1-18.

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

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

This MS recorded in Brown, p. 146.

British Library, Harley MS 6910, f. 126r.

Losse in delaies (‘Shun delaies, they breede remorse’)

First published in Saint Peters Complaint, 1st edition (London, 1595). Brown, pp. 58-9.

SoR 111

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 1. c.1592-1609.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 27, f. 68r-v.

SoR 111.5

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 13.5. c.1600.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 676, p. 162.

SoR 112

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 2. Early 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 113, f. 42r-v.

SoR 113

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 3. Early 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 10422, ff. 39v-40r.

SoR 114

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 4. 1620.

British Library, Harley MS 6921, f. 36r-v.

SoR 115

A minor MS correction in the printed text.

In: the MS described under SoR 5. Early 17th century.

Folger, STC 22957, pp. 51-2.

SoR 116

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under SoR 12. c.1651-7.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. b. 5, p. 43.

SoR 116.5

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 5.5. c.1610.

Untraced, [Gordon MS], ff. 6v-7r.

SoR 116.8

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 12.5. c.1620-late 17th century.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 91, f. 51r-v.

Loves Garden grief (‘Vaine loves avaunt, infamous is your pleasure’)

First published in Saint Peters Complaint, 2nd edition (London, 1595). Brown, p. 64.

SoR 118

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 1. c.1592-1609.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 27, ff. 70v-1r.

SoR 119

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 2. Early 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 113, f. 46r-v.

SoR 120

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 3. Early 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 10422, ff. 42v-3v.

SoR 121

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 4. 1620.

British Library, Harley MS 6921, f. 39r-v.

SoR 122

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 5. Early 17th century.

Folger, STC 22957, ff. 40v-1v.

SoR 122.5

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 12.5. c.1620-late 17th century.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 91, f. 52r-v.

Loves servile lot (‘Love mistris is of many mindes’)

Lines 1-48 first published in Saint Peters Complaint, 1st edition (London, 1595). Lines 49-76 published in 2nd edition (1595). Brown, pp. 60-2.

SoR 124

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 1. c.1592-1609.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 27, ff. 68v-9v.

SoR 125

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 2. Early 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 113, ff. 43r-4v.

SoR 126

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 3. Early 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 10422, ff. 40v-1v.

SoR 127

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 4. 1620.

British Library, Harley MS 6921, ff. 36v-8r.

SoR 127.5

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 5.5. c.1610.

Untraced, [Gordon MS], ff. 7r-8v.

Mans civill warre (‘My hovering thoughts would flie to heaven’)

First published (lines 1-12) in Moeoniae (London, 1595). Brown, pp. 49-50.

SoR 129

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 1. c.1592-1609.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 27, f. 63v.

SoR 130

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 2. Early 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 113, f. 35r-v.

SoR 131

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 3. Early 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 10422, f. 33r-v.

SoR 132

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 4. 1620.

British Library, Harley MS 6921, ff. 30v-1r.

SoR 133

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 5. Early 17th century.

Folger, STC 22957, ff. 31v-2r.

SoR 134

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 12. c.1651-7.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. b. 5, p. 15.

Marie Magdalens complaint at Christs death (‘Sith my life from life is parted’)

First published in Saint Peters Complaint, 1st edition (London, 1595). Brown, pp. 45-6.

SoR 136

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 1. c.1592-1609.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 27, ff. 61v-2r.

SoR 137

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 2. Early 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 113, f. 32r-v.

SoR 138

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 3. Early 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 10422, ff. 30v-1r.

SoR 139

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 4. 1620.

British Library, Harley MS 6921, ff. 28v-9.

SoR 140

A minor MS correction in the printed text.

In: the MS described under SoR 5. Early 17th century.

Folger, STC 22957, pp. 37-8.

SoR 141

Copy of line 25, here ‘With my loue my life was rested’, untitled, in a musical setting by Thomas Morley.

In: A virginal book. Compiled by one ‘R: Cr.’ (Robert Creighton). c.1635-8.

This setting first published in Thomas Morley, First Booke of Ayres (London, 1600). See Doughtie, Lyrics from English Airs, pp. 138, 494-6.

Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, Département de la Musique, MS Conservatoire Rés. 1186, f. 23r.

SoR 142

Copy of line 25, here ‘With my loue my life was nestled’, untitled, in a musical setting by Thomas Morley.

In: the MS described under SoR 141. c.1635-8.

Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, Département de la Musique, MS Conservatoire Rés. 1186, f. 57r-v.

SoR 143

Copy of lines 25-30, 19-24, 13-18, headed ‘Cant 8’ and here beginning ‘With my loue my life was nestled’.

In: A folio verse miscellany, ii + 65 leaves, in contemporary vellum. Entitled Miscentur seria iocis. 1647. Elegies, Exequies, Epitaphs, Epigrams, Songs Satires and other Poems, a formal compilation entirely in the hand of the Yorkshire antiquary John Hopkinson (1610-80). 1647.

From the library of Cecil Brent, FSA. Sold by P.J. & A.E. Dobell, January 1938.

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 58, f. 23r.

SoR 144

Copy of lines 25-30, headed ‘I live where I love’ and here beginning ‘With my hart my love was nesled’, followed by five new stanzas.

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

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

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

British Library, Add. MS 27879, f. 144r.

SoR 145

Copy of lines 25-30, 19-24, 18-18, in a musical setting by Thomas Morley, untitled.

In: A folio volume of largely vocal music, mainly in a single secretary hand, 120 pages, in mottled calf. Early 17th century.

Complete facsimile in Jorgens, VI (1987).

Edited from this MS in John P. Cutts, Seventeenth Century Songs and Lyrics (Columbia, Mo., 1959), p. 423.

Christ Church, Oxford, MS Mus. 439, p. 37.

SoR 146

Copy of line 25 only, here ‘With my love my lyf was nestled’, in a musical setting by Thomas Morley, untitled.

In: Three small quarto musical part books of the ‘St Andrews Psalter’ (the Scottish Metrical Psalter of 1566 etc. by Thomas Wode, afterwards Vicar of St Andrews), copied c.1575-8, in formal angular roman hands, with rubrication and colour decoration, and with a series of secular songs added later in secretary and italic hands at the end, comprising (i) Treble part: iv + 214 pages (including blanks; (ii) Tenor part: iv + 200 pages; and (iii) Bassus part: 214 pages, all in 19th-century black morocco (iii incorporating an original vellum board). c.1575-early 17th century.

For a fourth (Counter-tenor) part book of this Psalter, see British Library, Add. MS 33933.

Edinburgh University Library, MS La. III. 483, (iii) p. 188.

SoR 147

Copy of line 25 et seq., in a musical setting, untitled and here beginning ‘With my Love, my life was nested’.

In: MS transcript of the first printed edition (Aberdeen, 1662) of John Forbes, Cantus, Songs and Fancies. c.1662.

In the Atholl Collection of Music, assembled by Lady Dorothea Stewart-Murray (1866-1937), daughter of John Stewart-Murray (1840-1917), seventh Duke of Atholl. Formerly in the Sandeman Library, Perth.

A K Bell Library, Perth, N16, No. xliii.

SoR 148

Copy of line 25, in a musical setting by Thomas Morley, untitled.

In: A quarto musical part book, in several neat secretary and italic hands, with some initial-letter decoration, headed (f. 5r) ‘This is the fyrst Buke addit to the four psalme Bukkes, for songis of four or fyue partis, meit and apt for musitians, to recreat...’, with (ff. 2r-4r) a table of contents, 63 leaves, in old blind-stamped calf. One of the part books of the ‘St Andrews Psalter’. Early 17th century.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 412, f. 23r.

Mary Magdalens blush (‘The signs of shame that staine my blushing face’)

First published in Saint Peters Complaint, 1st edition (London, 1595). Brown, pp. 32-3.

SoR 149

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 1. c.1592-1609.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 27, f. 55r-v.

SoR 150

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 2. Early 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 113, f. 23r-v.

SoR 151

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 3. Early 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 10422, ff. 21v-2r.

SoR 152

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 4. 1620.

British Library, Harley MS 6921, ff. 20v-2r.

SoR 153

A minor MS correction in the printed text.

In: the MS described under SoR 5. Early 17th century.

Folger, STC 22957, p. 35.

New heaven, new warre (‘Come to your heaven you heavenly quires’)

First published in Saint Peters Complaint (London, 1602). Brown, pp. 13-15.

SoR 154

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 1. c.1592-1609.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 27, ff. 45r-6r.

SoR 155

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 2. Early 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 113, ff. 8v-9r.

SoR 156

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 3. Early 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 10422, ff. 9v-10v.

SoR 157

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 4. 1620.

British Library, Harley MS 6921, ff. 8v-9v.

SoR 158

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 5. Early 17th century.

Folger, STC 22957, ff. 10r-11r.

New Prince, new pompe (‘Behold a silly tender Babe’)

First published in Saint Peters Complaint, (London, 1602). Brown, pp. 16-17.

SoR 159

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 1. c.1592-1609.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 27, f. 46v.

SoR 160

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 2. Early 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 113, ff. 10v-11r.

SoR 161

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 3. Early 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 10422, f. 11r-v.

SoR 162

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 4. 1620.

British Library, Harley MS 6921, f. 10v.

SoR 163

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 5. Early 17th century.

Folger, STC 22957, f. 12r-v.

SoR 164

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under SoR 12. c.1651-7.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. b. 5, p. 51.

Of the Blessed Sacrament of the Aulter (‘In paschall feast the end of auncient rite’)

First published as ‘The Christians Manna’ in S. Peters Complaint and Saint Mary Magdalens Fvnerall Teares ([St Omers], 1616). Brown, pp. 26-8.

SoR 165

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 1. c.1592-1609.

Edited from this MS in Brown, pp. 26-8.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 27, ff. 51v-3r.

SoR 165.5

Copy, in a professional hand, subscribed ‘W: S.’, on a pair of conjugate folio leaves.

In: A folio composite volume of miscellaneous letters and papers principally in the hand of Lord Henry Howard, including some letters to him and some parliamentary speeches, 585 leaves, in 19th-century morocco gilt. c.1580s-1614.

British Library, Cotton MS Titus C. VI, ff. 535r-6v.

SoR 166

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 2. Early 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 113, ff. 17r-19r.

SoR 167

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 3. Early 17th century.

Edited from this MS in St. Peter's Complaint, and other Poems; by the Rev. Robert Southwell, ed. W.J. Walter (London, 1817).

British Library, Add. MS 10422, ff. 17v-19r.

SoR 168

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 4. 1620.

British Library, Harley MS 6921, ff. 16v-18r.

SoR 169

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 5. Early 17th century.

Folger, STC 22957, ff. 19v-20v.

[The] Peeter Playnt (‘That sturdy peter...an...did boaste’)

First published in Grosart (1872). Transcribed more accurately in Mario Praz, ‘Robert Southwell's “Saint Peter's Complaint” and its Italian Source’, MLR, 19 (1924), 273-90. McDonald, pp. 144-7. Brown, pp. 103-7.

*SoR 170

Autograph first draft of a verse translation of part of Luigi Tansillo's Le Lagrime di San Pietro.

In: A quarto composite volume of Robert Southwell's autograph papers, in various paper sizes, 64 leaves, in modern binding. c.1580.

On deposit in the English Province of the Society of Jesus, London.

Described in McDonald, pp. 12-14.

Facsimiles of f. 50r in Brown, frontispiece, and in Croft, Autograph Poetry, I, 19, and of f. 51r in Petti, English Literary Hands, No. 29.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 4, ff. 50r-1v.

A Phansie turned to a sinners complaint (‘Hee that his mirth hath lost’)

First published in Saint Peters Complaint (London, 1602). Brown, pp. 36-40.

SoR 171

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 1. c.1592-1609.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 27, ff. 57r-8v.

SoR 172

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 2. Early 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 113, ff. 25r-8r.

SoR 173

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 3. Early 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 10422, ff. 24r-6v.

SoR 174

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 4. 1620.

British Library, Harley MS 6921, ff. 23r-5v.

SoR 175

Copy, headed ‘Diars fancie turned to a sinners complaint’.

In: the MS described under SoR 5. Early 17th century.

Folger, STC 22957, ff. 24v-8r.

SoR 175.5

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 5.5. c.1610.

Untraced, [Gordon MS], ff. 11v-14v.

The prodigall childs soule wracke (‘Disankerd from a blisfull shore’)

First published in Moeoniae (London, 1595). Brown, pp. 43-5.

SoR 176

Copy, in the hand of a second scribe responsible only for corrections elsewhere in the MS.

In: the MS described under SoR 1. c.1592-1609.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 27, ff. 60v-1r.

SoR 177

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 2. Early 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 113, ff. 30v-1v.

SoR 178

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 3. Early 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 10422, ff. 29r-30r.

SoR 179

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 4. 1620.

British Library, Harley MS 6921, ff. 27r-8v.

SoR 180

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 5. Early 17th century.

Folger, STC 22957, ff. 29v-31r.

SoR 181

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 12. c.1651-7.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. b. 5, p. 16.

SoR 183

Copy, in Gertrude Thimelby's hand.

In: the MS described under SoR 19. c.1635-50s.

Aldrich-Watson, pp. 36-8.

Huntington, HM 904, ff. 22v-3v.

S. Peters afflicted minde (‘if that the sicke may grone’)

First published in Moeoniae (London, 1595). Brown, p. 31.

SoR 184

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 1. c.1592-1609.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 27, f. 54v.

SoR 185

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 2. Early 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 113, f. 21r.

SoR 186

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 3. Early 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 10422, f. 21r.

SoR 187

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 4. 1620.

British Library, Harley MS 6921, f. 20r.

SoR 188

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 5. Early 17th century.

Folger, STC 22957, ff. 20v-2r.

SoR 189

Copy, headed ‘A song called St. peters afficted minde’.

In: the MS described under SoR 12. c.1651-7.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. b. 5, p. 17.

Saint Peters Complaynte (‘How can I live, that have my life deny'de?’)

This version first published in McDonald (1937), pp. 141-3. Brown, pp. 29-31.

SoR 191

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 1. c.1592-1609.

Edited from this MS in McDonald and in Brown.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 27, ff. 53r-4v.

SoR 192

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 2. Early 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 113, ff. 19v-20r.

SoR 193

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 3. Early 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 10422, ff. 19v-21.

SoR 194

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 4. 1620.

British Library, Harley MS 6921, ff. 18v-19v.

SoR 195

Copy of lines 5-72, untitled and here beginning ‘O Sinne of sinnes, of evels the very woorst’, on the final blank leaf of the printed work.

In: the MS described under SoR 5. Early 17th century.

Edited from this MS in McDonald (1937), pp. 141-3, and in Brown, pp. 29-31.

Folger, STC 22957, f. 1r-v.

Saint Peters Complaint (‘Launche foorth my Soul into a maine of teares’)

First published London, 1595. Brown, pp. 75-100.

SoR 196

Copy, complete with ‘The Author to the Reader’ (beginning ‘Deare eie that daynest to let fall a looke’).

In: the MS described under SoR 3. Early 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 10422, ff. 47-64v.

SoR 197

MS corrections in the printed text.

In: the MS described under SoR 5. Early 17th century.

Folger, STC 22957, pp. 1-34.

SoR 198

Copy, complete with ‘The Author to the Reader’.

In: A quarto miscellany of religious verse and prose, dedicated to Thomas Knyvett, including (pp. 90-3 passim) thirteen sonnets by William Alabaster headed ‘Certaine of Arabasters his meditations. Anno 1597’, compiled by Peter Mowle, of Attleborough, Norfolk, 179 leaves, in contemporary calf stamped ‘P.M.’ c.1592-1606.

Inscribed ‘Peter Mowld Junior oweth this Booke Witnesse Edmond Mould Anno 1605’. Formerly MS E. 3. 11 (Shelf RNN3).

Described in McDonald, pp. 29-33. Discussed in Earle Havens, ‘Notes from a Literary Underground: Recusant Catholics, Jesuit Priests, and Scribal Publication in Elizabethan England’, PBSA, 99 (December 2005), 505-38 (p. 529 et seq.)

This MS collated in Brown.

Oscott College, MS, shelf RZZ 3, case B. II, pp. 138-56.

SoR 198.5

Copy of six stanzas of the poem, untitled and beginning at line 637 (‘Ah Sinne, the nothing that doth all things fyle’), followed by lines 703-4.

In: the MS described under SoR 110. c.1596-1601.

British Library, Harley MS 6910, f. 123r-v.

SoR 198.8

Copy of ‘Part of St Peters Plaint’, beginning at line 637 (here ‘Ah sin ye nothing yt doth all things file; of hell’).

In: the MS described under SoR 12.5. c.1620-late 17th century.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 91, ff. 56r-7v.

SoR 199

Copy, with 12 lines of ‘The Author to the Reader’ arranged in the sequence of lines 7, 9, 8, 10-12, 20-1, 23-4, 3-4 (beginning ‘If equities even-hand the balance held)’.

In: the MS described under SoR 6. 1624.

Syracuse University, Special Collections Research Center, SC 149, pp. 44-51.

S. Peters remorse (‘Remorse upbraids my faults’)

First published in Moeoniae (London, 1595). Brown, pp. 33-5.

SoR 200

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 1. c.1592-1609.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 27, ff. 55v-6r.

SoR 201

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 2. Early 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 113, ff. 21v-2v.

SoR 202

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 3. Early 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 10422, ff. 22r-3r.

SoR 203

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 4. 1620.

British Library, Harley MS 6921, ff. 21r-2r.

SoR 204

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 5. Early 17th century.

Folger, STC 22957, ff. 22r-3v.

Scorne not the least (‘Where wards are weake, and foes encountring strong’)

First published in Saint Peters Complaint, 1st edition (London, 1595). Brown, pp. 69-70.

SoR 206

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 1. c.1592-1609.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 27, ff. 72v-4r.

SoR 207

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 2. Early 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 113, f. 50v.

SoR 208

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 3. Early 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 10422, ff. 46v-7r.

SoR 209

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 4. 1620.

British Library, Harley MS 6921, f. 42r-v.

SoR 210

Three MS corrections in the printed text.

In: the MS described under SoR 5. Early 17th century.

Folger, STC 22957, p. 43.

SoR 210.3

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 5.5. c.1610.

Untraced, [Gordon MS], f. 3r-v.

SoR 210.6

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 12.5. c.1620-late 17th century.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 91, ff. 52v-3r.

SoR 210.8

Copy of the last two lines, untitled and here beginning ‘We trample grass & prize ye flowers of [May]’.

In: the MS described under SoR 12.5. c.1620-late 17th century.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 91, f. 36v.

SoR 212

Copy of lines 1-18.

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

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

This MS recorded in Brown, p. 152. See also SoR 241.

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

SoR 213

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under SoR 110. c.1596-1601.

This MS recorded in Brown, p. 152.

British Library, Harley MS 6910, ff. 126v-7r.

Seeke flowers of heaven (‘Soare up my soule unto thy rest’)

First published in Moeoniae, 1st edition (London, 1595). Brown, p. 52.

SoR 214

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 1. c.1592-1609.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 27, ff. 64v-5r.

SoR 215

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 2. Early 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 113, f. 37r.

SoR 216

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 3. Early 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 10422, f. 35r.

SoR 217

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 4. 1620.

British Library, Harley MS 6921, f. 32r-v.

SoR 218

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 5. Early 17th century.

Folger, STC 22957, f. 33r-v.

SoR 219

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 12. c.1651-7.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. b. 5, p. 14.

The Sequence on the Virgin Mary and Christ (‘Our second Eve puts on her mortall shroude’)

Poems vi & xii first published in Saint Peters Complaint, 1st edition (London, 1595). Poems i-v, vii-xi first published in Moeoniae (London, 1595). Poems xiii & xiv first published in The Poetical Works of the Rev. Robert Southwell, ed. W. B. Turnbull (London, 1856). Brown, pp. 3-12.

SoR 221

Copy of the sequence of fourteen poems.

In: the MS described under SoR 1. c.1592-1609.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 27, ff. 39v-44v.

SoR 222

Copy of the sequence of fourteen poems, with no general heading, the first poem headed ‘The conception of our blessed Lady’.

In: the MS described under SoR 2. Early 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 113, ff. 1r-7v.

SoR 223

Copy of a sequence of fourteen poems, imperfect.

In: the MS described under SoR 3. Early 17th century.

Poems xiii & xiv edited from this MS in Turnbull.

British Library, Add. MS 10422, ff. 2r-8v.

SoR 224

Copy of the sequence of fourteen poems.

In: the MS described under SoR 4. 1620.

British Library, Harley MS 6921, ff. 2r-7v.

SoR 225

Copy of the sequence of fourteen poems.

In: the MS described under SoR 5. Early 17th century.

Folger, STC 22957, ff. 3r-10r.

SoR 226

Copy of the sequence of fourteen poems, beginning with ‘A meditation on ye Conception of or Blessed lady: St mary the virgin’.

In: the MS described under SoR 12. c.1651-7.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. b. 5, pp. 76-83.

SoR 227

Copy of poems i-xii.

In: the MS described under SoR 6. 1624.

Syracuse University, Special Collections Research Center, SC 149, pp. 31-3, 25.

—— vi. The Nativitie of Christ (‘Beholde the father, is his daughters sonne’)

Brown, pp. 6-7.

SoR 228

Copy of lines 1-4, headed ‘Upon Christ’.

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

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

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

This MS not recorded in Brown.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 328, f. 46r.

SoR 229

Copy in: A quarto verse miscellany, made up from a larger book, 184 leaves, stubs of some excised leaves, in green boards. Compiled by John Ramsay (b.1578), of Peterhouse, Cambridge, and the Middle Temple. c.1596-1633.

Name (inscribed several times) of Thomas Russell. Given in 1724 by Robert Cook of Bokenham to Francis Blomefield (1705-52), Norfolk topographer, and with Blomefield's bookplate, 1736. Among the collections of Francis Douce (1757-1834), antiquary and collector.

Bodleian, MS Douce 280, f. 180v.

SoR 230

Copy of lines 1-4, under a general running head ‘Help to discourse’ and headed ‘Q[uestion]. Wt Issue was yt wch was older then his mother? A[nswer]. Christ: to wch purpose ye Poet wittily followeth it:’.

In: A duodecimo commonplace book of extracts, in English and Latin, written from both ends, 60 leaves, disbound. Owned and probably compiled by John Abbott (b.1653/4), of St John's College, Oxford. c.1670s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. D. 954, f. 40v.

SoR 230.5

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 5.5. c.1610.

Untraced, [Gordon MS], ff. 3v-4r.

SoR 230.8

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 5.5. c.1610.

Untraced, [Gordon MS], f. 4r-v.

Sinnes heavie loade (‘O Lord my sinne doth over-charge thy brest’)

First published in Saint Peters Complaint (London, 1602). Brown, pp. 17-18.

SoR 231

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 1. c.1592-1609.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 27, f. 47r-v.

SoR 232

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 2. Early 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 113, ff. 11v-12.

SoR 233

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 3. Early 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 10422, ff. 11v-12v.

SoR 234

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 4. 1620.

British Library, Harley MS 6921, f. 11r-v.

SoR 235

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 5. Early 17th century.

Folger, STC 22957, ff. 12v-13r.

SoR 235.5

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 5.5. c.1610.

Untraced, [Gordon MS], ff. 15r-16r.

‘The shippe that fro the port dothe sayle’

First published in McDonald (1937), p. 159.

*SoR 236

Autograph fragment, comprising seven lines of verse (with revisions) preceded by the words ‘I goe…Amemmon’, on a single leaf also containing a transcript in a later hand.

In: the MS described under SoR 170. c.1580.

Edited from this MS in McDonald.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 4, f. 61r.

Time goe by turnes (‘The lopped tree in time may grow againe’)

First published in Saint Peters Complaint, 1st edition (London, 1595). Brown, pp. 57-8.

SoR 237

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 1. c.1592-1609.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 27, f. 67v.

SoR 237.5

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 13.5. c.1600.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 676, p. 164.

SoR 238

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 2. Early 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 113, f. 41v.

SoR 239

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 3. Early 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 10422, ff. 38v-9r.

SoR 240

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 4. 1620.

British Library, Harley MS 6921, f. 35v.

SoR 241

Copy of lines 7-12, untitled, beginning ‘The sea of fortune doth not ever flowe’, added as the concluding stanza to a copy of the first three stanzas of Scorne not the least (SoR 212).

In: the MS described under SoR 212. c.1605.

This MS recorded in Brown, p. 146.

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

SoR 242

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under SoR 110. c.1596-1601.

This MS recorded in Brown, p. 146.

British Library, Harley MS 6910, f. 124r.

SoR 242.5

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 12.5. c.1620-late 17th century.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 91, f. 54r.

SoR 242.8

Copy of the last two lines, untitled and beginning ‘Unmedled joys here to no man befall’.

In: the MS described under SoR 12.5. c.1620-late 17th century.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 91, f. 61v.

To the Reader (‘Deare eye that doest peruse my muses style’)

First published in Saint Peters Complaint, 1st edition (London, 1595). Brown, p. 2.

SoR 243

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 1. c.1592-1609.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 27, f. 39r.

SoR 244

Copy, imperfect.

In: the MS described under SoR 3. Early 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 10422, f. 1r.

SoR 245

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 4. 1620.

British Library, Harley MS 6921, f. 2r.

SoR 246

Minor MS corrections in the printed text.

In: the MS described under SoR 5. Early 17th century.

Folger, STC 22957, sig. A3r.

SoR 247

Copy, imperfect.

In: the MS described under SoR 12. c.1651-7.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. b. 5, p. vii.

SoR 248

Copy of lines 3-10, 17-18, beginning ‘Give sobrest countnance leave sometime to smyle’.

In: the MS described under SoR 6. 1624.

Syracuse University, Special Collections Research Center, SC 149, p. 44.

A vale of teares (‘A vale there is enwrapt with dreadfull shades’)

First published in Moeoniae, 1st edition (London, 1595). Brown, pp. 41-3.

SoR 249

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 1. c.1592-1609.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 27, ff. 59r-60r.

SoR 250

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 2. Early 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 113, ff. 28v-30r.

SoR 251

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 3. Early 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 10422, ff. 26v-8v.

SoR 252

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 4. 1620.

British Library, Harley MS 6921, ff. 25v-7r.

SoR 253

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 5. Early 17th century.

Folger, STC 22957, ff. 28r-9v.

The Virgins salutation (‘Spell Eva backe and Ave shall you finde’)

First published in Moeoniae, 1st edition (London, 1595). Brown, p. 5 (a doubtful version also on p. 117).

SoR 254.5

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 13.5. c.1600.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 676, p. 161.

What joy to live? (‘I wage no warre yet peace I none enjoy’)

First published in Saint Peters Complaint, 2nd edition (London, 1595). Brown, pp. 53-4.

SoR 255

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 1. c.1592-1609.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 27, f. 65r-v.

SoR 255.5

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 13.5. c.1600.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 676, p. 164.

SoR 256

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 2. Early 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 113, f. 38r-v.

SoR 257

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 3. Early 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 10422, f. 36r-v.

SoR 258

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 4. 1620.

British Library, Harley MS 6921, f. 33r-v.

SoR 259

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 5. Early 17th century.

Folger, STC 22957, ff. 34r-5r.

(2) English Poems of Doubtful or Spurious Authorship

The Annuntiation altered from that before (‘Spel Eva backe, and Ave shall you find’)

First published in McDonald (1937), pp. 57-8. Brown, p. 117.

SoR 261

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 5. Early 17th century.

Edited from this MS in McDonald and in Brown.

Folger, STC 22957, f. 49v.

Beatus vir qui non abiit etc (‘O happie wight that hath not raun'gd astray’)

First published in McDonald (1937), p. 51. Brown, pp. 110-11.

SoR 262

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 5. Early 17th century.

Edited from this MS in McDonald and in Brown.

Folger, STC 22957, f. 43r-v.

Christ upon the Crosse to man (‘Behold I fainte and fade away’)

First published (from this MS) in McDonald (1937), pp. 53-4.

SoR 263

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 5. Early 17th century.

Edited from this MS in Brown, pp. 113-14.

Folger, STC 22957, ff. 45v-6r.

Christes answere (‘Withdraw thy tender eies a while’)

First published in McDonald (1937), p. 53. Brown, p. 113.

SoR 264

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 5. Early 17th century.

Edited from this MS in McDonald and in Brown.

Folger, STC 22957, f. 45r-v.

The Complaint of the B. Virgin having lost her Sonne in Hierusalem (‘How may I live, since that my life is gone?’)

First published in McDonald (1937), pp. 54-7. Brown, pp. 114-17.

SoR 265

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 5. Early 17th century.

Edited from this MS in McDonald and in Brown.

Folger, STC 22957, ff. 46v-9v.

SoR 266

Copy of lines 1-42, headed ‘Our Blessed ladies complaint when she had lost her sonne’.

In: the MS described under SoR 12. c.1651-7.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. b. 5, p. 84.

Conceptio B. Virginis sub porta aurea (‘A golden gate was her conceaving place’)

First published in McDonald (1937), p. 42. Brown, p. 108.

SoR 267

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 5. Early 17th century.

Edited from this MS in McDonald and in Brown.

Folger, STC 22957, f. 2r.

A Foure-fold Meditation: of the foure last things (‘O wretched man, which louest earthlie thinges’)

First published, as ‘By R: S. The author of S. Peters complaint’, in London, 1606. The poem is more commonly ascribed to Philip Howard (1557-95), first Earl of Arundel, Catholic Saint, with whom Southwell was acquainted (see McDonald, pp. 6-7, 121-2). EV17760.

SoR 267.1

Copy, entitled on a detached slip of paper ‘A poeme of the contempte of the world and an exhortacion to prepare to dye made by Phillipe earle of Arundell after his attaynder’.

In: A quarto miscellany, comprising four items of religious verse, compiled possibly by one ‘D. C:’, iv + 45 leaves. Early 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 219, ff. 1r-14r.

SoR 267.2

Copy of stanzas 37-48, on a leaf detached from SoR 267.3.

In: A folio composite volume of state letters and tracts, 176 leaves.

Bodleian, MS Tanner 80, f. 155r-v.

SoR 267.3

Copy, lacking a leaf after f. 46v (for which see SoR 267.2).

In: A folio miscellany of religious verse and prose, partly compiled by Alexander Colepeper and passed on to his son Thomas, 166 leaves. c.1600.

Bodleian, MS Tanner 118, ff. 44r-53r.

SoR 267.4

Copy, in a possibly professional secretary hand, untitled. c.1600.

In: A quarto composite volume of verse and prose tracts, in several secretary and italic hands, 33 leaves, with early 19th-century interleaving throughout, in old calf.

Haslewood-Phillipps MS 9613.

Folger, MS V.a.198, ff. 30r-44v.

SoR 267.5

Copy of the opening lines only, untitled and here beginning ‘O wretched man (why loust ye earthly life’, in a musical setting by ‘Jo: Wilby’.

In: An oblong duodecimo musical part book (tenor), in a neat italic hand, 76 pages (including blanks). c.1600.

Folger, MS V.a.412, p. 53.

SoR 267.6

Copy, in two neat secretary hands, headed ‘written against Christmas: 1587. / his musick in Christmas of the miserie of man in this life the paines of hell & the ioye of heaven’, and, in the margin, ‘Of the miserie of ma in this life’.

In: A folio miscellany of state papers, religious verse and prose, and legal material, in several secretary hands, written over a period from both ends, 143 leaves (including a number of blanks), in a vellum wrapper (a recycled rubricated Latin text) within a contemporary leather wallet binding (rebacked), with straps. c.1572-1608.

Inscribed variously ‘James Ware his Book’: i.e. Sir James Ware (1594-1666), antiquary and historian; (‘henry Streite’, ‘william rise’, ‘Bartholomew Roche’, and ‘John Anderson’. Including copies of indentures relating to John Glascock of London, John Ellis of Gray's Inn, and Edward Johnson, goldsmith, of London. Inscribed (f. [2r], ? by Ware) ‘Qre whether this booke did belong to John Thornburgh [1551-1641] sometime Bp of Limrick & deane of York. vid fol: 13.’ Later among the manuscripts of the Carew family at Crowcombe Court, Somerset. Formerly Folger MS 297.3 and MS V.b.75.

Recorded in HMC, 4th Report (1874), Appendix, p. 372. Briefly discussed by Fr Herbert Thurston in The Month, vol. 86, No. 379 (1896), pp. 33-4.

Folger, MS Z.e.28, Part II, ff. 73r-82r.

SoR 267.7

Copy, headed ‘Memorare novissima a tua, et in æternum non peccatis / A Poëme of the contempt of the world, and an exhortation to præpare to die, made by Philip Earle of Arundel after his attaindour’.

In: the MS described under SoR 5. Early 17th century.

Folger, STC 22957, ff. 51r-68v.

SoR 267.8

Copy, headed ‘Of the fowre last things, which are these, Death, Iudgment, Hell, and Heaven’.

In: A quarto volume of Catholic tracts, in a probably professional secretary hand, 163 leaves (plus blanks), in 18th-century calf gilt. Late 16th-early 17th century.

Inscribed on a flyleaf ‘John Burns, November 30 1926’: i.e. the Rt. Hon. John Elliott Burns (1858-1943), labour leader and politician. Acquired in 1944 from Quaritch.

Some verse contents of the volume briefly discussed or edited in Peter J. Seng, ‘Recusant Poems in a More Circle Manuscript’, Moreana, 19 (March 1982), 21-4.

Harvard, MS Eng 749, ff. 101r-16v.

SoR 267.9

Copy in: A collection of recusant verse, 16 leaves. c.1586.

Among the Scarsbrick, Blundell and Crosby papers.

Lancashire Record Office, Preston, DDS. 19/11, pp. 8-29.

SoR 267.91

Copy, headed ‘Sartaine moste holsome & necessarie considerations, or meditations verye meete and convenyent (for all degrees) and att all tymes to be duelye considered of and had in Rememberance To wthdrawe our affections from this vaine & wicked worlde, to ye desire of Heauen and heauenlye thinges...’.

In: the MS described under SoR 198. c.1592-1606.

This MS discussed, with a facsimile of p. 110, in Nancy Pollard Brown, ‘Paperchase: The Dissemination of Catholic Texts in Elizabethan England’, EMS, 1 (1989), 120-43 (pp. 125-70.

Oscott College, MS, shelf RZZ 3, case B. II, pp. 109-24.

SoR 267.92

Copy, in a neat italic hand, with (ff. 1r-6v) an ‘Introduction’ beginning ‘From worldly cares and wanton loues conceipt’, with a patterned title-page partly in gold, ‘The Pathe to Paradise’, iv + 27 quarto leaves, in 19th-century paper boards. c.1600.

Inscribed on the title-page ‘Mary Yeate’. A pasted-in slip ‘The Rev. Charles Churchill [fl.1845, Wesleyan missionary], Halifax, Nov Scotia, requests your acceptance of this manuscript found on board a vessel wrecked off the coast of Bermuda’.

Yale, Osborn MS a 5.

SoR 267.93

Copy, untitled, subscribed ‘Finis P M’, preceded by an epistle ‘To ye right honorable, ye Ladie vicount Hereford...this first of ianuarie, Anno 1595’.

In: A quarto miscellany of Catholic verse and prose, in the hand of Peter Mowle (b.1554), entitled ‘Sartain Most Holsome Meditations Verey Meete to Bee Dulie Considered’, iv + 38 pages; once bound with a commonplace book of Nicolas Hanslopp, of Attleborough, dated 1 January ‘1595’ but with dates between 1618 and 1622, now disbound. c.1595.

Inscribed names ‘Robert Worral’, ‘John Radford’, and ‘William Sutton, His Booke’.

Discussed, with facsimile examples, in Earle Havens, ‘Notes from a Literary Underground: Recusant Catholics, Jesuit Priests, and Scribal Publication in Elizabethan England’, PBSA, 99 (December 2005), 505-38 (p. 525 et seq.).

Yale, Osborn MS a 6, pp. 1-22.

SoR 267.94

Copy in: A quarto volume of tracts, letters and religious poems, 146 leaves, in old calf gilt. Late 16th - early 17th century.

Sotheby's, 15 November 1926, lot 422A. Owned in 1932 by the Rt. Hon. John Burns: i.e. John Elliott Burns (1856-1943), labour leader and politician. Sotheby's, 14 March 1944 (Burns sale, second portion), lot 217, to Quaritch.

Untraced, [Burns MS (III)], [unspecified page numbers].

Man to the wound in Christs side (‘O pleasant port, O place of rest’)

First published in Moeoniae (London, 1595). Brown, pp. 72-3.

SoR 268

Copy, headed ‘To the wound in Christes side’.

In: the MS described under SoR 5. Early 17th century.

Folger, STC 22957, f. 46r-v.

SoR 269

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 12. c.1651-7.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. b. 5, p. 15.

SoR 270

Second copy.

In: the MS described under SoR 12. c.1651-7.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. b. 5, p. 85.

SoR 272

Copy, in Gertrude Thimelby's hand.

In: the MS described under SoR 19. c.1635-50s.

Aldrich-Watson, pp. 39-40

Huntington, HM 904, ff. 23v-4r.

Optima Deo (‘Behold how first the modest Rose doth prie’)

First published in McDonald (1937), p. 50. Brown, p. 110.

SoR 273

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 5. Early 17th century.

Edited from this MS in McDonald and in Brown.

Folger, STC 22957, f. 42r-v.

Our Ladie to Christ upon the Crosse (‘What mist hath dimd that glorious face?’)

See SoR 283.

Praesentatio B. Virginis (‘A glorious temple wrought with secret art’)

First published in McDonald (1937), p. 43. Brown, pp. 108-9.

SoR 274

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 5. Early 17th century.

Edited from this MS in McDonald and in Brown.

Folger, STC 22957, f. 2r-v.

S. Peters complaint (‘How can I live, that have forsaken life’)

First published in McDonald (1937), pp. 51-2. Brown, pp. 111-12.

SoR 275

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 5. Early 17th century.

Edited from this MS in McDonald and in Brown.

Folger, STC 22957, ff. 43v-4v.

Ubi est Deus meus? (‘Alas I live without my life’)

First published in McDonald (1937), pp. 49-50. Brown, p. 109.

SoR 276

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 5. Early 17th century.

Edited from this MS in McDonald and in Brown.

Folger, STC 22957, ff. 41v-2r.

Unworthy receaving (‘I freeze in fire, I thirst amiddest the crystal streames’)

First published in McDonald (1937), pp. 50-1. Brown, p. 110.

SoR 277

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 5. Early 17th century.

Edited from this MS in McDonald and in Brown.

Folger, STC 22957, ff. 42v-3r.

Upon the Image of death (‘Before my face the picture hangs’)

First published in Moeoniae (London, 1595). Brown, pp. 73-4.

SoR 278

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 5. Early 17th century.

Folger, STC 22957, f. 50r-v.

SoR 279

Copy, headed ‘verses vpon the Image of Death’.

In: the MS described under SoR 12. c.1651-7.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. b. 5, pp. 21r-2r.

SoR 280.5

Copy, in a cursive mixed hand, untitled.

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

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

British Library, Add. MS 52585, f. 55r-v.

The virgin Mary to Christ on the Crosse (‘What mist hath dimd that glorious face’)

First published in Moeoniae (London, 1595). Brown, pp. 71-2.

SoR 281

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 12. c.1651-7.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. b. 5, p. 85.

SoR 283

Copy of a version headed ‘Our Ladie to Christ upon the Crosse’.

In: the MS described under SoR 5. Early 17th century.

Edited from this MS in Brown, pp. 112-13.

Folger, STC 22957, ff. 44v-5r.

(3) Latin poems by Southwell

Ad deu in aff. Elegia (‘Tu tacitas nosti lachrimas tu saucia cernis’)

First published in Grosart (1872), p. 212.

*SoR 284

Autograph draft.

In: the MS described under SoR 170. c.1580.

Edited from this MS in Grosart.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 4, f. 22r.

Ad S. Catherina uirg. et mar (‘Tu Catherina mei solatrix vnica luctus’)

First published in Grosart (1872), p. 213.

*SoR 285

Autograph draft.

In: the MS described under SoR 170. c.1580.

Edited from this MS in Grosart.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 4, f. 22r-v.

‘Clara Ducum soboles, superis nova sedibus hospes’

Elegia 7 (‘Ex luctu populus redditur ipse chalybs’)

First published in Grosart (1872), pp. 206-7.

*SoR 286

Autograph draft of the last part of what would have been ‘Elegia 7’, imperfect, lacking the beginning.

In: the MS described under SoR 170. c.1580.

Edited from this MS in Grosart.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 4, f. 26r-v.

Elegia 8 (‘Dic vbi nunc quod amo est! vbinam quod semper amavi?’)

First published in Grosart (1872), pp. 208-10.

*SoR 287

Autography draft.

In: the MS described under SoR 170. c.1580.

Edited from this MS in Grosart.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 4, ff. 26v-7v.

Elegia 9 (‘Quid conclamato iacis irrita vota sepulchro?’)

First published in Grosart (1872), pp. 21-11.

*SoR 288

Autograph draft; imperfect, lacking the ending.

In: the MS described under SoR 170. c.1580.

Edited from this MS in Grosart.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 4, f. 27v.

Filij Prodigi porcos pascentis ad Patre Epistola (‘Si tam longinquis rogites quis scripsit ab oris’)

First published in Grosart (1872), pp. 199-205.

*SoR 289

Autograph draft.

In: the MS described under SoR 170. c.1580.

Edited from this MS in Grosart.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 4, ff. 14r-18r.

In festum pentecostes Ao D. 1.5.80. 21. Maij (‘Postquam tartarei spolijs ditatus Auerni’)

First published in Grosart (1872), pp. 214-15.

*SoR 290

Autograph draft, dated 21 May 1580.

In: the MS described under SoR 170. c.1580.

Edited from this MS in Grosart.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 4, ff. 22v-3r.

In renouationem uotorum festis Natalis Domini (‘Vita uenit uitae cu uotis obuius ito’)

First published in Grosart (1872), p. 214.

*SoR 291

Autograph draft.

In: the MS described under SoR 170. c.1580.

Edited from this MS in Grosart.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 4, f. 22v.

Poëma de Assumptione B.M.V. (‘Cum caelum et tellus, et uasti machina mudi’)

First published in Grosart (1872), pp. 191-9.

*SoR 292

Autograph draft, signed ‘Robertus Southwellus’.

In: the MS described under SoR 170. c.1580.

Edited from this MS in Grosart. Facsimile of part of f. 8r in Grosart (4to edition), facing p. 84.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 4, ff. 4r-8r.

Prose

(1) English Works by Southwell

Another letter persuasory to the same [i.e. his father]

A draft letter, beginning ‘Understanding that you were resolved upon a course which nearest toucheth the salvation of your soul...’. Brown, Two Letters, pp. 99-100.

SoR 292.1

Copy, headed ‘An other letter perswasorye to the same’, subscribed ‘R. S.’

In: the MS described under SoR 2. Early 17th century.

Edited in Brown, Two Letters, pp. 99-101.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 113, ff. 61v-2r.

SoR 292.2

Copy, headed ‘A Letter writen to his brother’.

In: the MS described under SoR 3. Early 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 10422, ff. 83r-4r.

Another letter written to one of his kinsmen

A letter beginning ‘I know not how to write, because I know not to whom to write, to my cousin or to a stranger...’. Brown, Two Letters, p. 101.

SoR 292.6

Copy, headed ‘A Letter writen by P. B. to his Cosyn. W. R.’

In: the MS described under SoR 3. Early 17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 10422, ff. 84v-5r.

SoR 292.7

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 2. Early 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 113, f. 62v.

The Author to his loving Cosen

Prefatory address, beginning ‘Poets by abusing their talents, and making the follies and fayninges of love...’. First published in Saint Peters Complaint, 1st edition (London, 1595). Brown, pp. 1-2.

SoR 293

Copy of the dedication of Southwell's poems, untitled.

In: the MS described under SoR 4. 1620.

This MS collated in Brown.

British Library, Harley MS 6921, f. 1r-v.

SoR 294

Minor MS corrections in the printed text.

In: the MS described under SoR 5. Early 17th century.

Folger, STC 22957, sig. A2r-A2v.

SoR 295

Copy of the dedication of Southwell's poems.

In: the MS described under SoR 1. c.1592-1609.

This MS collated in Brown.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 27, f. 38r-v.

An Epistle unto his Father (22 October 1589)

Epistle, beginning ‘In children of former ages it hath been thought so behooveful a point of duty...’. First published as ‘An Epistle of a Religious Priest unto his Father’ in A Short Rule of Good Life ([London?, 1596-7?]). Trotman, pp. 36-64. Brown, Two Letters, pp. 1-20.

SoR 296

Copy, untitled, headed in a later hand ‘Letter of a Son to his fathr, desireing him to be mindfull of death, & to prepare for his change 1589’. Early 17th century.

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

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

All Souls College, Oxford, MS 155, ff. 295r-306r.

SoR 297

Copy, headed ‘A certaine letter written by the same author to his father to perswade him to embrace the Catholicke religion’, subscribed ‘R. S.’

In: the MS described under SoR 2. Early 17th century.

This MS collated in Brown, Two Letters.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 113, ff. 52r-61r.

SoR 298

Copy, untitled, endorsed on f. 226v ‘To his very louing Freind Mr Clement Knight bookseller at his shopp nere Paules church giue theise’; imperfect.

In: A folio composite volume of theological works, in various hands, 354 leaves. c.1620s.

Apparently edited from this MS in St. Peter's Complaint, and other Poems; by the Rev. Robert Southwell, ed. W.J. Walter (London, 1817).

Bodleian, MS Tanner 279, ff. 221r-5r.

SoR 299

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 3. Early 17th century.

Edited chiefly from this MS in Trotman. Collated in Brown, Two Letters.

British Library, Add. MS 10422, ff. 65r-82r.

SoR 300

Copy, as by ‘R: S:’, transcribed from the first edition of A Short Rule of Good Life, imperfect, the first leaf, dated in an italic hand 1607, largely torn away. c.1607.

In: A folio composite volume of state and miscellaneous papers, in several secretary hands, one predominating, 101 leaves, in modern half green morocco. Volume II of the letterbooks and miscellanies of members of the Williams (alias Cromwell) family of Huntingdonshire.

Inscribed (f. 1r) ‘Willu Readman’.

This MS collated in Trotman. Described in McDonald, pp. 11-12. Recorded in Brown, Two Letters, p. xlvii.

British Library, Add. MS 34395, ff. 36r-42v.

SoR 301

Copy of the last 23 lines, on the first page of a pair of conjugate quarto leaves, once folded as a letter, imperfect, lacking the beginning. c.1700.

In: A large folio composite volume of letters and papers, comprising correspondence of Sir Robert Southwell (1635-1702), diplomat and government official, in various hands and paper sizes, i + 406 leaves, mounted on guards.

Later owned by Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), manuscript and book collector: Phillipps MS 8741/8587. Sotheby's, 6-15 June 1910 (Phillipps sale), lot 843.

This MS recorded in McDonald, p. 11.

British Library, Add. MS 38015, f. 1r.

SoR 302

Copy, headed ‘A Gracious and religious Epistle of a sonne to his father’. Early 17th century.

In: A folio composite volume of state tracts and parliamentary speeches, in various hands and paper sizes, 138 leaves.

This MS not recorded by editors.

British Library, Stowe MS 152, ff. 25r-8r.

SoR 303

Copy, transcribed from the first edition of A Short Rule of Good Life, subscribed ‘Robarte Southewell’.

In: A quarto volume of prose writings by Robert Southwell, in a single small predominantly italic hand, 62 pages, in old vellum. c.1608-12.

Microfilm in the British Library (M/714).

Edited from this MS in Brown, Two Letters. Microfilm in the British Library (M/714).

Folger, MS V.a.421, ff. 1r-14r.

SoR 304

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 198. c.1592-1606.

This MS collated in Trotman and in Brown, Two Letters.

Oscott College, MS, shelf RZZ 3, case B. II, pp. 100-8.

SoR 305

Copy in: the MS described under SoR 1. c.1592-1609.

This MS collated in Trotman and in Brown, Two Letters.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 27, ff. 4r-18r.

SoR 306

Copy, in a secretary hand, lacking the title-page.

In: A quarto volume of Catholic tracts, in three different hands, 82 leaves (plus 46 blanks), in old blind-stamped calf. c.1600.

Thomas Rodd's sale catalogue (1841), item 786. Later owned by Edward Hailstone (1818-90), of Walton Hall, Wakefield, botanist and book collector.

York Minster, MS Add. 151, ff. 68r-81r.

An Humble Supplication to Her Majesty

First published (by a secret English press) ‘1595’ [for 1600?]. Edited by R .C. Bald (Cambridge, 1953).

SoR 307

Copy, in a single neat secretary hand, headed ‘An humble Supplication to her Matie in aunswere of a late Proclamation’, 26 quarto leaves (plus blanks), numbered ‘8.’ by the second Earl of Bridgewater, lacking covers. c.1595.

Probably owned by Sir Thomas Egerton (1540-1617), first Viscount Brackley and Baron Ellesmere, Lord Chancellor.

This MS collated in Bald.

Huntington, EL 2089.

SoR 307.5

Abstract of the work, headed ‘Epitome supplicacojs’, another title supplied in a later hand, probably that of Narcissus Luttrell, ‘Petition of Roman Catholicks to [King James deleted] Queen Eliz. in maintenance of yeir religion; Cardinal Allen & father Parsons’. Early 17th century.

In: the MS described under SoR 296.

All Souls College, Oxford, MS 155, ff. 184r-95v.

SoR 307.8

Copy, in a probably professional secretary hand, on 41 quarto leaves, subscribed ‘Mensis Decembris, et Anni Domini 1591 Die vltimo’, in half-calf marbled boards. c.1591-1600.

Sotheby's, 16 September 1983, lot 00, to H. D. Lyons. Formerly Folger MS Add. 832.

Folger, MS V.a.479.

SoR 308

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, apparently transcribed from the edition of ‘1595’. Early 17th century.

In: A folio composite volume of largely state and parliamentary papers, in several professional secretary hands, 202 leaves, in red morocco gilt. Including (f. 3r-v) Elizabethan verses inscribed ‘Thomas Aldwell me possidet’ and (ff. 4r-81r) a formulary of political and legal documents and precedents, in several hands, largely compiled by Francis Alford, MP (c.1530-92).

This MS recorded in Bald, pp. 47-8.

Inner Temple Library, Petyt MS 538, Vol. 10, ff. 129r-40v.

SoR 309

Copy, headed ‘The Coppy of an Humble Supplication to Her Matie in answere to the late Proclamation’.

In: A folio volume of state papers and tracts, in a professional cursive secretary hand, 346 leaves, in red morocco gilt. c.1620s-30s.

Edited from this MS in Bald. Described in McDonald, p. 16.

Inner Temple Library, Petyt MS 538, Vol. 36, ff. 56r-77v.

SoR 310

Copy; in a neat secretary hand, 37 small quarto pages, incomplete, slightly imperfect at the lower outer corners. c.1600.

Pierpont Morgan Library, MA 291.

SoR 311

MS corrections in two hands, made from a MS source, in an exemplum of the printed edition of ‘1595’. c.1600s.

This item collated in Bald.

British Library, 3935. aa. 33.

SoR 311.5

Copy of ‘An humble supplication to her Majesty, wherein is an Answer to a Proclamation in 1591 against Seminary Priests. As also the Death of the Queen of Scots, Ballard, Babbington, and the Residue of the Confederates, how and by what means they were drawn into the same’, on folio leaves. 1592?.

Whiston's sale catalogue, 26 February 1738/9 (Sir Joseph Jekyll sale), lot 319.

Untraced, [Jekyll MS].

The Hundred Meditations of the Love of God

Letter to Sir Robert Cecil

Southwell's letter to Cecil from the Tower, 6 April 1593, beginning ‘Honorable Good Sir: The usual effect of a languishing and afflicted life is an unwillingness to live...’. First published in Brown, Two Letters (1973), p. 75-85.

SoR 312

Copy, subscribed ‘Robarte Southewell’.

In: the MS described under SoR 303. c.1608-12.

Edited from this MS in Brown (1973), with a facsimile of f. 54r as the frontispiece.

Folger, MS V.a.421, ff. 54r-61v.

Mary Magdalen's Funeral Tears

Marie Magdalens Funerall Teares first published in London, 1591. Facsimile edition of the exemplum in the Huntington Library published in New York, 1975.

*SoR 313

Autograph draft of an English translation by Southwell of a 13th-century Latin homily (formerly attributed to Origen), intended to be read as a sermon; here beginning ‘In this psent solemnity hauynge to speake in this audience of yr charityes…’, unfinished; a work later expanded into Mary Magdalen's Funeral Tears.

In: the MS described under SoR 170. c.1580.

This MS discussed in Pierre Janelle, Robert Southwell the Writer (London, 1935), pp. 184-5. Facsimile of f. 56r in IELM, I.ii (1980), Facsimile XXIX (p. 498).

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 4, ff. 56r-60r, 62r.

*SoR 314

Autograph draft of the beginning of Southwell's English translation of the 13th-century Latin homily; here beginning ‘As she surpassed many in loue so she passed most christs oune disciplines in loyalty…’, unfinished, a work later expanded into Mary Magdalen's Funeral Tears.

In: the MS described under SoR 170. c.1580.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 4, f. 61v.

Querimonia

An unpublished passage by Southwell previously known only in a Latin recension in Henry More, S.J., Historia missionis Provinciae Anglicanae Societatis Jesu (St Omer, 1660), pp. 173-5. Reprinted, with an English translation, in Publications of the Catholic Record Society, 5 (1908), pp. 294-300.

SoR 314.5

Copy. In Catalogus primorum Patrum ac Fratrum SJ in Anglia collectus Romae 1640, ex variis libris et catalogis MS praesertim vero libro P. Procuratoris Domus Professae Romanae in quo scribebantur dim nomina novitorum ab AD 1556 et libro simili Domus Probationis S. Andreae inchoato ab anno 1565. c.1640.

This MS identified and recorded in Brown, pp. xvi-xvii.

Jesuit Archives, Rome, Anglia 14.

SoR 314.8

Copy, ‘very neatly written in a small volume. 12mo’. 17th century?

Thomas Rodd, sale catalogues (1839), p. 52, and (1841), item 463.

Untraced, [Rodd/Southwell MS].

A Short Rule of Good Life

First published [in London? 1596-7?]. Brown, Two Letters, pp. 21-73.

SoR 315

Copy, entitled ‘A short rule of good life to derecte the devowte Christian’, in a neat secretary hand, with corrections and alterations, 95 unnumbered leaves; inscribed (f. [91v] and elsewhere), in a formal secretary hand, ‘James Cleasbie bocke’. c.1600.

In: An octavo composite volume of religious tracts, in several hands, 316 leaves (plus blanks), in reversed calf.

Among the collections of Christopher Hunter (1675-1757), Durham antiquary and physician.

Durham Cathedral Library, Hunter MS 108, item 2.

SoR 316

Copy of a version, as ‘written by Robarte Southewell’, transcribed from the first edition, with changes made by an Anglican editor.

In: the MS described under SoR 303. c.1608-12.

Edited from this MS in Brown, Two Letters. Microfilm in the British Library (M/714).

Folger, MS V.a.421, ff. 15r-53r.

SoR 317

Copy, in a neat secretary hand, preceded by ‘Three sonnetts in the Comendacon of this pamphlett’.

In: A composite volume of theological and historical tracts.

Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, MS 218/233, pp. 115-245.

SoR 318

Copy, 55 octavo leaves, in modern binding. End of 16th-early 17th century.

This MS is probably the 110-page octavo MS of the ‘shorte Rule’ in ‘blue morocco, joints, gilt edges, by Clarke’ sold at Sotheby's, 19 December 1853 (J.H.S. Pigott of Borckley Hall, Somerset, sale, 6th day), lot 2087, to Kerslake. Kerslake's sale catalogue [February 1860], item 450. Puttick & Simpson's, 10 July 1861 (part of Dering of Surrenden, Kent, sale), lot 749, to Jones. A 19th-century pencil note by Judge O' Brien presenting the MS to the House and saying it was ‘Bought from Manchester’.

This MS collated in Brown, Two Letters.

Jesuit House of Studies, Milltown Park, Dublin, [no shelfmark].

SoR 318.5

Copy, in a neat probably non-professional secretary hand, concluding with ‘Three Sonnetts in the comendatio of ye Pamphlett’, iv + 59 quarto leaves, in contemporary vellum. c.1600.

Formerly owned by Lloyd Tyrell-Kenyon (1917-93), fifth Baron Kenyon, of Gredington, Shropshire.

Bodleian, MS Dep. e. 460.

SoR 318.8

Copy of the complete version.

In: A duodecimo volume, comprising chiefly two Catholic devotional works (the second ‘A Bref Forme of Confession for such as confesse often’), in a neat secretary hand, with additions in Latin and English (including ‘A morninge exercise’) in other hands on premilinary leaves, xxviii + 132 pages, in contemporary calf elaborately gilt. Late 16th-early 17th century.

Among papers of the recusant Throckmorton family, of Coughton Court, Warwickshire. Bookplate of Sir Charles Throckmorton, Bt.

Warwickshire County Record Office, CR 1998 Drawer 4 No. 1, pp. [xxi-xxvii], 1-116.

SoR 319

Copy, in a neat italic hand.

In: the MS described under SoR 306. c.1600.

York Minster, MS Add. 151, ff. 1r-48r.

SoR 319.5

Extract, comprising ‘A short meditation, of mans misery’, here beginning ‘What was I O lord, What am I...’, transcribed from an early printed source.

In: the MS described under SoR 12. c.1651-7.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. b. 5, p. 71.

SoR 320

Extracts, transcribed from the first edition.

In: the MS described under SoR 300.

This MS recorded in Brown, Two Letters, p. xlvii.

British Library, Add. MS 34395, ff. 43r-5v.

A Soliloquy

First published in Trotman (1914), pp. 69-70.

*SoR 321

Autograph copy of a Euphuistic prose recollection, beginning ‘Alas whre doe I lament his losse…’.

In: the MS described under SoR 170. c.1580.

Edited from this MS in Trotman.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 4, f. 37r.

The Triumphs over Death

First published in London, 1595. Trotman, pp. 1-35.

SoR 322

Copy, headed ‘A letter consolatorye for the death of a noble man his sister’, complete with dedicatory epistle to Philip Howard, Earl of Arundel, the ‘Epitaph on Lady Margaret Sackville’ (here beginning ‘Of Howardes stemme a glorious braunche is deade’), and the Latin epitaph ‘Clara Ducum soboles, superis nova sedibus hospes’, subscribed ‘1593 R. S.’

In: the MS described under SoR 2. Early 17th century.

‘The Epitaph on Lady Margaret Sackville’ also printed and collated with the main MS copies in Brown, pp. 101-2, and the Latin epitaph printed in Brown, pp. 171-2. This MS recorded in Brown, p. xli.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 113, ff. 63r-74v.

SoR 323

Copy, complete with dedicatory epistle, the ‘Epitaph on Lady Margaret Sackville’ and the Latin epitaph, untitled.

In: the MS described under SoR 3. Early 17th century.

Edited chiefly from this MS in Trotman.

British Library, Add. MS 10422, ff. 86r-109r.

SoR 324

Copy, complete with dedicatory epistle, the ‘Epitaph on Lady Margaret Sackville’ and the Latin epitaph; c. 1592-1609.

In: the MS described under SoR 1. c.1592-1609.

This MS collated in Trotman.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 27, ff. 20r-36r.

SoR 325

A MS abridgement, headed ‘Comfortes por the apflicted of the that haue lost a sister or such like’, with lines 5-6, 13-18 of the ‘Epitaph on Lady Margaret Sackville’, here beginning ‘Fame, honor, grace, gaue aire vnto his breath’, and lines 3-4, 9-10 of the Latin epitaph, here beginning ‘Dotibus ornauit, superauit moribus ortu’.

In: the MS described under SoR 6. 1624.

Syracuse University, Special Collections Research Center, SC 149, pp. 37-44.

(2) Latin Works by Southwell

Ad omnia accomodata precatio

Unpublished.

*SoR 326

Autograph draft of a prayer beginning ‘O dulcissime Jesu Christe ecce nuc venit occasio…’.

In: the MS described under SoR 170. c.1580.

This MS recorded in McDonald, p. 13.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 4, f. 41r-v.

Ante Missam precatio

Unpublished.

*SoR 327

Autograph draft of a prayer beginning ‘Cum tu dulcissime Jesu temetipsum spinis coronatu…’.

In: the MS described under SoR 170. c.1580.

This MS recorded in McDonald, p. 13.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 4, ff. 42v-3r.

Ante orationem precatio

Unpublished.

*SoR 328

Autograph draft of a prayer beginning ‘Cum tu amatisse Jesu humanam natura assupteris…’.

In: the MS described under SoR 170. c.1580.

This MS recorded in McDonald, p. 13.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 4, ff. 41v-2r.

Ante studia precatio

Unpublished.

*SoR 329

Autograph draft of a prayer beginning ‘O benignissime Jesu qui vt ignaros viam salutis doceres…’.

In: the MS described under SoR 170. c.1580.

This MS recorded in McDonald, p. 13.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 4, ff. 43r-4r.

Antequam cum externis aut etiam domesticis loquaris prec

Unpublished.

*SoR 330

Autograph draft of a prayer beginning ‘O bone Jesu qui semper meca es…’.

In: the MS described under SoR 170. c.1580.

This MS recorded in McDonald, p. 13.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 4, f. 44r-v.

Exercitia et Devotiones

First published in Spiritual Exercises and Devotions of Blessed Robert Southwell, S.J., ed. J.M. de Buck, S.J. (London, 1931).

SoR 331

Copy, allegedly transcribed from Southwell's autograph MS (‘ex libello eius propria scripto’), dated ‘1607, feb. 11o’, 73 leaves, in old vellum. 1607/8.

Edited from this MS in de Buck. Recorded in McDonald, p. 14.

Bibliothèque Royale, Brussels, Belgium, fonds générals, inventaire n°. 5618, catalogue n°. 2262.

SoR 332

Copy, in a small MS volume of religious writings, 82 leaves. [1609-22].

In 1931 this MS was in the Jesuit Résidence in Ghent, Belgium, but is no longer there. Unless destroyed in World War II it may have been transferred to other Belgian Jesuit archives.

This MS collated in de Buck and described pp. 9-11.

Untraced, [Ghent MS].

SoR 333

Copy, with a title-page ‘Exercitia & Deuotiones R. P. Roberti Sotwellj Soctis Iesu Martyris In Anglia’.

In: An octavo volume of Catholic devotional meditations in Latin, in a single small secretary hand, 239 unnumbered leaves, in contemporary vellum, traces of ties. Compiled by an unidentified Jesuit in Louvain. c.1614.

Phillipps MS 2599.

Formerly in the Phillipps collection; this MS recorded in de Buck, pp. 14-15 (but not seen by him). See also SoR 341.

Folger, MS V.a.214, ff. [157r-239v].

Meditatio

Unpublished.

*SoR 334

Autograph draft of a meditation beginning ‘Omnia te in cruce dereliquerunt…’.

In: the MS described under SoR 170. c.1580.

This MS recorded in McDonald, p. 13.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 4, f. 36r-v.

Meditationes de Attributis Divinis ad amorem Dei excitantes

See SoR 341.

Meditoes in aduentu

Unpublished.

*SoR 335

Autograph theological notes.

In: the MS described under SoR 170. c.1580.

This MS recorded in McDonald, p. 13.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 4, f. 28r-34r.

Notae theologicae

Unpublished.

*SoR 336

Autograph notes of a treatise on dogmatic theology.

In: the MS described under SoR 170. c.1580.

This MS recorded in McDonald, p. 12.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 4, ff. 1r-3v.

On Christ's condemnation to death and the injustice of such a sentence

See SoR 342.

Precatio

Unpublished.

*SoR 337

Autograph draft of a prayer beginning ‘Domine Jesu Christe fateor me indignu esse qui oculos meos ad te attollam…’.

In: the MS described under SoR 170. c.1580.

This MS recorded in McDonald, p. 13.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 4, ff. 44v-6r.

*SoR 338

Autograph draft of a prayer beginning ‘O dulcissime et suauissime Jesu…’.

In: the MS described under SoR 170. c.1580.

This MS recorded in McDonald, p. 13.

Stonyhurst College, MS A. v. 4, ff. 39r-40r.

(3) Prose Works of Doubtful Authorship

The Hundred Meditations of the Love of God

An English translation of Diego de Estella's Meditaciones devotissimas del amor de Dios. First published in London, 1873, ed. John Morris, S.J.

SoR 339

Transcript of an early copy which was allegedly transcribed from ‘ye Originall … written wth Mr. Robert Southwells owne hand’ and with a dedication by the early copyist to Lady Beauchamp, vii + 408 quarto leaves (plus later index and blanks). Early 19th century.

On deposit in the English Province of the Society of Jesus, London.

Edited from this MS in Morris. Described in McDonald, pp. 15-16.

Stonyhurst College, MS B. vi. 1.

SoR 339.5

A formal copy, in an accomplished secretary hand, with some rubrication, with a title-page ‘Certein Devovte Meditations of the Love of God’, and with an eight-page ‘Table’ at the end, i + 315 quarto leaves, in old calf. Early 17th century.

British Library, Harley MS 4969.

SoR 340

Copy, with a dedication claiming that the MS is transcribed by the copyist from Southwell's autograph MS and that the translation was intended by Southwell to be presented to the mother of Anne, Lady Beauchamp. Early 17th century.

Later in the library of Benjamin Heywood Bright (1787-1843), book collector. Sotheby's, 18 June 1845 (Bright sale), lot 247, to Doleman.

This MS recorded in Brown, p. xx.

English Province of the Society of Jesus, London, 7/1/1.

Meditationes de Attributis Divinis ad amorem Dei excitantes

Unpublished.

See also SoR 333.

SoR 341

Copy, with a title-page, the work here ascribed to ‘B. P. Ca. Roberti Sotuuellj. mart.’

In: the MS described under SoR 333. c.1614.

Folger, MS V.a.214, ff. [1r-20r].

Miscellaneous

Notebook

Unpublished.

*SoR 342

A sextodecimo composite booklet of autograph notes and memoranda by the young Southwell, i + 33 leaves (including nine blanks), in late 17th-century vellum gilt. Comprising three MSS containing copies, in Latin and Italian, of Jesuit rules and spiritual exercises, a calendar of duties, and a Latin devotional tract ‘On Christ's condemnation to death and the injustice of such a sentence’, compiled while Southwell was a novice or scholastic in Rome. c.1579-80.

The booklet sent from Rome by Christopher Green, S.J., to John Keynes, S.J., Rector of the Jesuit college at Liège; later probably sent to Stonyhurst College at its foundation in 1794. Given to Thomas Anthony Southwell (1777-1860), third Viscount Southwell. Temporarily deposited in 1930 by the fifth Viscount Southwell (1872-44) in St Joseph's Church, Newbury, Berkshire. A typescript summary and partial transcript of the MS made in London in 1930 by or for Fr C.A. Newdigate, S.J. Afterwards in the custody of Patrick C. Barry, in the Office of the Vice-Postulation for the Cause of the English and Welsh Martyrs, in the English Province of the Society of Jesus, London. Deposited in the Bodleian in 1988 by Iain Cameron.

Described in H[erbert] T[hurston, S.J.], ‘An Autograph Manuscript of the Venerable Robert Southwell, S.J.’, The Month, 193, No. 718 (April 1924), p. 353. Also described in Spiritual Exercises and Devotions of Blessed Robert Southwell, S.J., ed. J.-M. de Buck, S.J. (London, 1931), pp. 29-31, and in McDonald, pp. 14-15.

Bodleian, MS Dep. g. 4/1.

*SoR 343

A sectodecimo autograph notebook, comprising lists of saints and of subjects for prayers, in Latin, inscribed ‘Manu P. Rob. Southwelli Martyris scripta’, 16 unsewn leaves (ff. 9v-16r blank). c.1679-80.

Bodleian, MS Dep. g. 4/2.