Gertrude Thimelby (1617–1668)

Verse

Contented Poverty (‘You that are worldly wise, and vanely boast’)

First published in Tixall Poetry (1813), pp. 88-9.

ThG 1

Copy in: A small quarto volume of verse, lacking a cover. 17th century.

Formerly among the papers of the Aston family, of Tixall, Staffordshire.

Selectively edited (as his ‘Second Division: Poems by the Honourable Mrs Henry Thimelby’), in Arthur Clifford, Tixall Poetry (Edinburgh, 1813), pp. 83-106.

Untraced Tixal MSS, Tixall MS 2, [unspecified page numbers].

An Epitaph on a Sweet Little Boy of Sir William Persall (‘Stay, courteous passenger, this stone’)

First published in Tixall Poetry (1813), pp. 105-6.

ThG 2

Copy in: the MS described under ThG 1. 17th century.

Untraced Tixal MSS, Tixall MS 2, [unspecified page numbers].

From a Sick Poetesse to Mrs St George, on her Feeding the Swans (‘Two freezing winters, and one summer's heat’)

First published in Tixall Poetry (1813), pp. 287-8.

ThG 3

Copy in: A miscellaneous collection of MS verse, ‘totally unconnected with each other, and written on backs of letters, or other scraps of paper’. 17th century.

Formerly among the papers of the Aston family, of Tixall, Staffordshire.

Selectively edited (as his ‘Fourth Division: Miscellaneous Poems’) in Arthur Clifford, Tixall Poetry (Edinburgh, 1813), pp. 207-324.

Edited from this MS in Tixall Poetry.

Untraced Tixal MSS, Tixall MS 4, [unspecified item number].

Mrs Thimelby, on the Death of Her Only Child (‘Dear infant, 'twas thy mother's fault’)

First published in Tixall Poetry (1813), pp. 85-6.

ThG 4

Copy in: the MS described under ThG 1. 17th century.

Untraced Tixal MSS, Tixall MS 2, [unspecified page numbers].

No Love like that of the Soule (‘Some froward heretickes in love ther bee’)

First published in Tixall Poetry (1813), pp. 95-6.

ThG 5

Copy in: the MS described under ThG 1. 17th century.

Untraced Tixal MSS, Tixall MS 2, [unspecified page numbers].

On Faire Mrs Hall Dying in her Prime (‘How soone these faire and forward springs’)

First published in Tixall Poetry (1813), p. 98.

ThG 6

Copy in: the MS described under ThG 1. 17th century.

Untraced Tixal MSS, Tixall MS 2, [unspecified page numbers].

On Saint Catherines Day (‘You glorious saint, tho borne of royall blood’)

First published in Tixall Poetry (1813), p. 226.

ThG 7

Copy, subscribed ‘Gert. Aston’.

In: the MS described under ThG 3. 17th century.

Untraced Tixal MSS, Tixall MS 4, [unspecified item number].

To Cannall, in Mourning (‘What all in black! all mourning! O that wee’)

First published in Tixall Poetry (1813), pp. 100-1.

ThG 8

Copy in: the MS described under ThG 1. 17th century.

Untraced Tixal MSS, Tixall MS 2, [unspecified page numbers].

To her Husband, on New-Years-Day, 1651 (‘How swiftly time doth passe away’)

First published in Tixall Poetry (1813), p. 86.

ThG 9

Copy in: the MS described under ThG 1. 17th century.

Untraced Tixal MSS, Tixall MS 2, [unspecified page numbers].

To H--- T--- (‘Nature, nor art, (should both contest)’)

First published in Tixall Poetry (1813), pp. 89-90.

ThG 10

Copy in: the MS described under ThG 1. 17th century.

Untraced Tixal MSS, Tixall MS 2, [unspecified page numbers].

To Mr E--- T---, who holds Selfe-Love in all our Actions (‘Selfe-love in all? sure I am not awake!’)

First published in Tixall Poetry (1813), pp. 90-2.

ThG 11

Copy in: the MS described under ThG 1. 17th century.

Untraced Tixal MSS, Tixall MS 2, [unspecified page numbers].

To my Brother and Sister Aston, on their Wedding-Day, being absent (‘They whom unlucky accidents remove’)

First published in Tixall Poetry (1813), p. 94.

ThG 12

Copy in: the MS described under ThG 1. 17th century.

Untraced Tixal MSS, Tixall MS 2, [unspecified page numbers].

To Sir William and My Lady Persall, upon the Death of theire and our Deare Mall (‘We are too much concern'd to dry your teares’)

First published in Tixall Poetry (1813), pp. 103-4.

ThG 13

Copy in: the MS described under ThG 1. 17th century.

Untraced Tixal MSS, Tixall MS 2, [unspecified page numbers].

To Sir William and My Lady Persall, uppon the Death of their Little Franke (‘Happy parents, mourne no more’)

First published in Tixall Poetry (1813), pp. 99-100.

ThG 14

Copy in: the MS described under ThG 1. 17th century.

Untraced Tixal MSS, Tixall MS 2, [unspecified page numbers].

To the Lady Elizabeth Thimelby, on New-Yeares-Day, 1655, Looking dayly for here Sonne from Travaile (‘Past is the winter absence of the sunne’)

First published in Tixall Poetry (1813), pp. 104-5.

ThG 15

Copy in: the MS described under ThG 1. 17th century.

Untraced Tixal MSS, Tixall MS 2, [unspecified page numbers].

To the Lady Southcot, on her Wedding-Day (‘If mongst the happy number this day crowd’)

First published in Tixall Poetry (1813), pp. 101-2.

ThG 16

Copy in: the MS described under ThG 1. 17th century.

Untraced Tixal MSS, Tixall MS 2, [unspecified page numbers].

Upon a Command to Write on my Father (‘Teares I could soone have brought unto this hearse’)

First published in Tixall Poetry (1813), pp. 92-3.

ThG 17

Copy in: the MS described under ThG 1. 17th century.

Untraced Tixal MSS, Tixall MS 2, [unspecified page numbers].

Upon the Lady Persalls Parting with her Daughter without Teares (‘You who a mistick patche's losse can mourne’)

First published in Tixall Poetry (1813), p. 97.

ThG 18

Copy in: the MS described under ThG 1. 17th century.

Untraced Tixal MSS, Tixall MS 2, [unspecified page numbers].

Uppon the Returne from our Friends in Staffordshire (‘What? has our progresse from kind friend to friend’)

First published in Tixall Poetry (1813), p. 87.

ThG 19

Copy in: the MS described under ThG 1. 17th century.

Untraced Tixal MSS, Tixall MS 2, [unspecified page numbers].