Thomas Traherne (1637?–1674)

Verse

‘A life of Sabbaths here beneath!’

First published, as ‘[The Triumph]’, in Dobell (1903), pp. 125-6. Dobell (1908), pp. 195-6. Margoliouth, I, 138-9. Ridler, p. 288.

*TrT 1

Autograph.

In: Volume of autograph prose. Centuries of Meditation. 8°, 91 leaves (including three or four blank pages, a portion of f. 87 excised, plus 50 blanks at the end [ff. 91v-141v]; volume of autograph prose meditations and twelve poems by Thomas Traherne, in fair copy and with autograph revisions, in numbered sections, dedicated to an unnamed lady (‘the friend of my best friend’); inscribed on a flyleaf (f. 3) ‘Centuries of Meditation’.

Lettered on the spine ‘MSS. of Henry Vaughan Silurist’; subsequently owned, apparently in 1870, by Alexander Grosart (1827-99), who reacquired it in 1896 after its rediscovery in London by William T. Brooke; afterwards acquired by Bertram Dobell (1842-1914).

Recorded in IELM as TrT Δ 2. Edited from this MS (in part: most of the verse and some prose extracts) in Dobell (1903), and (in full) in Dobell (1908); in Margoliouth, I, 1-232; Ridler, pp. 165-372. Facsimile examples in Margoliouth, I, frontispiece; English Poetical Autographs, ed. Desmond Flower and A.N.L. Munby (London, 1938), p. 12; Louis L. Martz, The Paradise Within: Studies in Vaughan, Traherne and Milton (New Haven, 1964), facing p. 68; and Croft, Autograph Poetry, I, 55. Complete microfilm in the Library of Congress.

Edited from this MS by editors.

Bodleian, MS Eng. th. e. 50, f. 56.

‘A Wise Man will apply his Mind’

Untitled poem of fifteen octaves, at the end of Chapter XXVII of The Kingdom of God. First published

*TrT 1.5

Autograph.

In: A quarto volume of four works by Thomas Traherne, in several hands, partly autograph, 473 leaves (including blanks), in contemporary vellum. Inscribed in another hand on f. i ‘Why is this soe long detaind in a desk manuscript, yt if printed would be a Light to ye World, & a uniuersal Blessinge?’ c.1660s-70.

This MS identified by Jeremy Maule and announced in Denise Inge and Calum Macfarlane, ‘Seeds of Eternity: A New Traherne Manuscript’, TLS, 2 June 2000, p. 14. Discussed in Ross, I, xiv-xxii.

Lambeth Palace Library, MS 1360, ff. 274r-6r.

Abels Lamb (‘How early do I see a Sacrifice’)

*TrT 1.8

Autograph, with revisions.

In: Autograph MS, with deletions and revisions, of Thomas Traherne's The Ceremonial Law. A series of verses inspired by Genesis and Exodus, unfinished, iv + 52 duodecimo pages (plus blank pp. 53-163, 165-8 and a stub between pp. 12 and 13), in contemporary calf, with traces of metal clasps. c.1670.

An inscription in another hand (p. [ir]) urges the author to finish the work (‘I like this mightily but I pray prosecute it...I would you would goe thorow ye whole Sacred story. God direct & Inspire you’), and notes in yet another hand (p. 164 rev.) refer to three books by R[ichard] B[urton] (i.e. Nathaniel Crouch) published in 1681-2.

Formerly MS Add. 167.

This MS volume identified by Laetitia Yeandle and announced by her and Julia Smith in ‘Felicity Disguised in Fiery Words: Genesis and Exodus in a Newly Discovered Poem by Thomas Traherne’, TLS, 7 November 1997, p. 17. Discussed, with extracts, in Julia Smith, ‘‘The Ceremonial Law’: A New Work by Thomas Traherne (1637?-74), with Extracts from the Manuscript’, PN Review, 25/2 (November-December 1998), 22-8.

Facsimile of the first page in Heather Wolfe, The Pen's Excellencie: Treasures from the Manuscript Collection of the Folger Shakespeare Library (Washington, DC, 2002), p. 144.

Folger, MS V.a.70, pp. 3-4.

Abhorrence (‘Is then Abhorrence so sublime a Treasure’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 1. Ross, II, 14.

*TrT 2

Autograph, with a revision, headed ‘upon Abhorrence’, on a small slip of paper.

In: Traherne's Commentaries of Heaven, written in double columns throughout (one column on f. 66 excised), 201 folio leaves (plus many blanks), in contemporary calf (rebacked). A predominantly autograph volume of prose meditations and poems by Traherne, with autograph revisions and deletions; some passages on ff. 90v and 164r (the whole page) in the hand of an amanuensis (as in TrT Δ 1 and TrT Δ 6); a title-page (f. 2) reading ‘Commentaries of Heaven. Wherein The Mysteries of Felicitie are opened: and All Things Discovered to be Objects of Happiness Evry being Created & Increated being Alphabeticaly Reprsented (As it will appear) In the Light of Glory…[&c]’; comprising an encyclopædic theological exposition, arranged by topic headings, containing 94 entries in prose and some 98 sets of verse on moral and religious themes, four additional slips of paper (ff. 198-201) containing further brief passages in verse and prose. c.1670s.

Later owned by Benjamin Heywood Bright (1787-1843), book collector. Sotheby's, 18 June 1844 (Bright sale), lot 61, to William Pickering (1796-1854), publisher. Sotheby's, 12 December 1854 (Pickering sale), lot 41, to the Rev. John Marjoribanks Nisbet (d.1892), rector of Deal and vicar of Margate. Retrieved c.1967 from a rubbish tip outside Manchester and afterwards exported to Canada by Mr Laurence Wookey, where it was identified as Traherne's in 1981 by Elliot Rose in collaboration with Allan Pritchard. Christie's, New York, 18 May 1984, lot 74.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993), as the ‘Commentaries of Heaven MS’: TrT Δ 5. Edited in full in Ross, Vols II and III, the MS discussed I, xii et seq., and with facsimiles of f. 47v and 193r in II, 27, and III, 2 respectively. Discussed and 97 of the poems edited from this MS in Chambers. Selected passages published in Julia Smith and Anne Ridler, ‘Thomas Traherne (1637?-1674). Some Extracts from Commentaries of Heaven’, P.N. Review, 18, No. 6 (July-August 1992), 14-20. Discussed in Elliot Rose, ‘A New Traherne Manuscript’, TLS (19 March 1982), p. 324. Further discussed, with extracts, in Allan Pritchard, ‘Traherne's Commentaries of Heaven (With Selections from the Manuscript)’, University of Toronto Quarterly, 53 (1983), 1-35, and in Hilton Kelliher, ‘The Rediscovery of Thomas Traherne’, TLS (14 September 1984), p. 1038, and see also correspondence by Douglas Chambers, (26 March 1982), p. 355.

Facsimile examples in Christie's 1984 sale catalogue; in Richard Jordan, ‘The New Traherne Manuscript: “Commentaries of Heaven”’, Quadrant, 27 (1983), 73-6; in Pritchard, p. 22; in Hilton Kelliher and Sally Brown, English Literary Manuscripts (London: British Library, 1986), No. 21, p. 32; in IELM, II.i, Facsimile XVI; and in Chris Fletcher, et al., 1000 Years of English Literature: A Treasury of Literary Manuscripts (British Library, [2000]), p. 77.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 198r.

Abilitie (‘In wt fair Splendor wouldst thou chuse to see’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 2. Ross, II, 21.

*TrT 3

Autograph, with extensive revisions, headed ‘upon Abilitie’, on a small slip of paper.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 198v.

Abridgement (‘His Nature is my sole & whole Delight’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 4. Ross, II, 38.

*TrT 4

Autograph.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 8r.

Abstinence (‘If Abstinence becom it self a Way’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 6. Ross, II, 52.

*TrT 5

Autograph.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 10v.

Abundance (‘King Solomons Delights are mean & poor’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 7. Ross, II, 63.

*TrT 6

Autograph.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 12r.

Abuse (‘Will it not melt my Bowels to a flood’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 8. Ross, II, 75-6.

*TrT 7

Autograph.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 14r.

Acceptance (‘Acceptance too! doth yt Display a Beam’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 9. Ross, II, 84.

*TrT 8

Autograph.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 15v.

Acceptance (‘To be Accepted, & receivd to Bliss!’)

First published, as ‘[Accepted]’, in Chambers (1989), No. 10. Ross, II, 95-6.

*TrT 9

Autograph, with a revision.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 17v.

Accepted (‘To be Accepted, and receivd to Bliss’)

See TrT 9.

Accesse (‘Lord! Am I so Divine! And is ye Way’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 11. Ross, II, 108.

*TrT 10

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 19v.

Accident (‘An Accident! is yt a Glorious Being?’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 12. Ross, II, 121-3.

*TrT 11

Autograph.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 22r.

Account (‘His Image! Lord what Hopes! So Great a King’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 13. Ross, II, 132.

*TrT 12

Autograph.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 23v.

Accuratness (‘Gird up thy Loyns O my Soul, & be’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 14. Ross, II, 138.

*TrT 13

Autograph.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 24v.

Accusation (‘Is Accusation then a Part of Bliss!’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 15. Ross, II, 152-3.

*TrT 14

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 27r.

Acknowledgement (‘Foundations are unseen, & roughly laid’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 16. Ross, II, 162.

*TrT 15

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 28v.

Acquaintance (‘O Rapture! May a Man Acquainted be’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 17. Ross, II, 169.

*TrT 16

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 30r.

Act (‘An Act! wt is an Act? An Act Acted’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 18. Ross, II, 185-7.

*TrT 17

Autograph, with extensive revisions, arranged in three pars, numbered ‘I’, ‘II’ (‘But can an Act extend so, as to be’) and ‘III’ (‘A Soul in Act, is all yt ere can be’).

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers. Facsimile in Christie's sale catalogue, New York, 18 May 1984, lot 74. See also Facsimile XVI above.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 33r.

Action (‘Fair Leavs so pleasant in Eternity’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 19. Ross, II, 195-6.

*TrT 18

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 34v.

Activity [I] (‘As hungry men lov feasts, as Greedy Gold’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 20. Ross, II, 201-2.

*TrT 19

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 35v.

Activity [II] (‘Good God! What Bright & Active fire comes down’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 21. Ross, II, 206-7.

*TrT 20

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 36r.

Acuteness (‘The Soul its Endless Bredth & Depth & Height & Length’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 22. Ross, II, 213.

*TrT 21

Autograph.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 37r.

Ad Perennis Vitae Fontem

See TrT 224.

Adam (‘God made Man upright at the first’)

First published, as ‘Adam's Fall’, in Bell (1910), pp. 23-4. Margoliouth, II, 91-2. Ridler, pp. 82-3.

TrT 22

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherene, heading altered from ‘Misapprehension’ to ‘Adam's Fall’.

In: Poems of Felicity volume. 8°, 71 leaves (ff. 5-71 originally paginated 1-133); volume of poems by Thomas Traherne in fair copy, entirely in the hand of Philip Traherne and with his sometimes extensive corrections, emendations and annotations (the latter probably relating to the ordering of the poems), apparently prepared for intended publication; the title-page reading ‘Poems of Felicity. Vol. I. Containing Divine Reflections On the Native Objects of An Infant=Ey. By Tho: Traheron, B.D. Author of the Roman Forgeries, & Christian Ethiks. Printed for Ph. Traheron B.D And are to be sold by &c’; containing a prefatory poem and 61 other poems by Thomas Traherne and two prefatory poems by Philip Traherne. In entries below the original page numbers are cited and the unnecessary modern foliation ignored. [after 1674].

Later owned by the Rev. Dr Charles Burney (1726-1814).

Cited in IELM as TrT Δ 7. Edited from this MS in Traherne's Poems of Felicity, ed. H. I. Bell (Oxford, 1910), with a facsimile of p. 59 (f. 34) as frontispiece. Discussed in Margoliouth (I, xiv-xvi), collated and 38 of the poems edited from this MS (II, 86-152), as also in Ridler (pp. 77-139). Also discussed in Gladys I. Wade, ‘The Manuscripts of the Poems of Thomas Traherne’, MLR, 26 (1931), 401-7, and in Cedric Brown and Tomohiko Koshi, ‘Editing the Remains of Thomas Traherne’, RES, NS 57 (November 2006), 766-82. Twenty-three of the poems appear also in TrT Δ 1. A microfilm of this MS is in the Bodleian (MS Film 462), as are some facsimile pages of it (MS Facs. d.119, f. 141).

Edited from this MS by editors.

British Library, Burney MS 392, pp. 23-4.

Adam [I] (‘There was a Man two Children had most dear’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 23. Ross, II, 220-1.

*TrT 23

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 38v.

Adam [II] (‘Amazing Sight! A Pile of Dust appeard’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 24. Ross, II, 225-6.

*TrT 24

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 39v.

Adam's Fall (‘God made Man upright at the first’)

See TrT 22.

Adams Fall (‘The King of Glory, who on High’)

*TrT 24.5

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 1.8. c.1670.

Folger, MS V.a.70, pp. 2-3.

Admiration (‘Can Human Shape so taking be’)

First published in Bell (1910), pp. 67-9. Margoliouth, II, 122-3. Ridler, pp. 111-12.

TrT 25

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherene.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS by editors.

British Library, Burney MS 392, pp. 67-9.

Admiration (‘What can I further, or wt more Desire’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 26. Ross, II, 242-3.

*TrT 26

Autograph.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers. Facsimile in Christie's sale catalogue, New York, 18 May 1984, lot 74.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 42v.

Adoration (‘A Sacrifice! Wt Sacrifice O Lord’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 27. Ross, II, 250-4.

*TrT 27

Autograph, with revisions and 24 lines in stanza 6 deleted.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 44r-v.

Adultery (‘Hide thou mine Eys O Ld from Vanitie!’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 28. Ross, II, 259-60.

*TrT 28

Autograph.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 45v.

Advocate (‘O God my God, remember on ye Tree’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 29. Ross, II, 262-6.

*TrT 29

Autograph, with revisions, the poem ruled across on five occasions as if to break it into sections, also the last 59 lines (beginning ‘My God, my Advocat, my friend, my King’), set out after a break and the heading ‘III’.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, ff. 46r-7r.

Advocate III (‘My God, my Advocat, my friend, my King’)

See TrT 29.

Affairs (‘The Weighty Affairs’)

First published in Elliot Rose, ‘A New Traherne Manuscript’, TLS (19 March 1982), p. 324. Chambers (1989), No. 30. Ross, II, 271-3.

*TrT 30

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, ff. 47v-8r.

Affection (‘Affections are ye Wings & nimble feet’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 31. Ross, II, 293-4, 296-8.

*TrT 31

Autograph, with revisions, arranged in three parts, numbered ‘I’, ‘II’ (‘The World was made, he gave us glorious Laws’) and ‘III’ (‘The World was made to be a Scene of Love’).

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, ff. 53r-4r.

Affinity (‘Wt Words are worthy to depicture thee’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 32. Ross, II, 301-3.

*TrT 32

Autograph, with extensive revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, ff. 54v-5r.

Affliction (‘Tremble at nothing els but Sin, my Soul’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 33. Ross, II, 308-9.

*TrT 33

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 56r.

Ages [I] (‘Things great & Marvellous are said of thee’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 34. Ross, II, 333-4.

*TrT 34

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 62r.

Ages [II] (‘An Island is a Spot, a Continent’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 35. Ross, II, 350-3.

*TrT 35

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, ff. 66r-7r.

Air (‘Poets are wont in overflowing Strains’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 36. Ross, II, 361.

*TrT 36

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 68v.

All in one (‘Lord to be silent unto thee is all’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 45. Ross, III. 17.

*TrT 37

Autograph, with a few revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 84r.

‘All Musick, Sawces, Feasts, Delights and Pleasures’

First published in Christian Ethicks (London, 1675). Margoliouth II, 186.

TrT 38

Century IV, meditation 60.

In: 8°, 270 pages (in present imperfect state); volume of prose meditations (376) and poems (14) by Thomas Traherne, in numbered sections (‘centuries’ of ‘meditations’), in fair copy in the italic hand of an unidentified amanuensis, with occasional autograph passages and insertions by Traherne himself (notably in Century II, meditations 31 [whole meditation], 92, and 93; Century III, meditations 9, 13, 38 and 50); the volume very imperfect; originally comprising apparently 468 meditations, but now beginning with the end of meditation 81 through to most of meditation 95 and then the end of meditation 100 in the first ‘century’ (pp. [45-61] [ff. 1-7]), followed by ‘Select Meditatins [sic] The Second Century’ (pp. 61-98 [ff. 7-25v]) and ‘Select Meditations The Third Century’ (pp. 99-176 [ff. 26-62v]), all three centuries with missing and mutilated portions, and then ‘Select Meditations The fforth Century’, meditations 1-68 only (pp., 177-220 [ff. 26-62v]); pp. 220 bis-8 blank; pp. 229-30 containing ‘A Prayer for Ash Wednesday’ and pp. 231-2 ‘A Meditation’, both anonymous and added later in another, unidentified, cursive hand (also responsible for an addition on p. 166); pp. 233-45 blank; pp. 246-64 occupied by an untitled discussion of the nature of ‘ye soul’ addressed to an unnamed person, and pp. 266-70 by an untitled disquisition on ‘Loue to God & man’, both in the hand of the original amanuensis; the pages originally numbered [45] to 219 (some now missing), then continued up to 270 probably in the second unidentified hand. c.1660-5.

There is no evidence that this MS is dedicated to a lady (Osborn misread ‘Know ledg’, in Century I, meditation 94, as ‘know lady’). See also TrT Δ 3 and further above.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993) as ‘Select Meditations’, TrT Δ 8. Select passages published in Julia Smith and Anne Ridler, ‘Thomas Traherne (1637?-1674) Some Extracts from the Unpublished Writings’, P.N. Review, 18, No. 5 (May/June 1992), 15-20. Discussed in James M. Osborn, ‘A New Traherne Manuscript’, TLS (8 October 1964), p. 928; in Louis L. Martz, The Paradise Within: Studies in Vaughan, Traherne and Milton (New Haven 1964), Appendix, pp. 207-11; and in Sharon Seelig, ‘The Origins of Ecstasy: Traherne's Select Meditations’, ELR, 9 (1979), 419-31. Edited in full, as Select Meditations, by Julia Smith (Manchester, 1997), with a facsimile page as frontispiece.

Yale, Osborn MS b 308, p. 213 [f. 81].

Al-sufficient (‘The floods ye Brooks ye Streams of Winy & Oyl’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 44. Ross, III. 9-10.

*TrT 39

Autograph, with a few revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 82v.

All Things (‘Heaven! Lord is not yt an Endless Sphere’)

First published (in full) in Allan Pritchard, ‘Traherne's Commentaries of Heaven (With Selections from the Manuscript)’, UTQ, 53 (1983), 1-35 (pp. 28-9). Chambers (1989), No. 42. Ross, III. 413-14.

*TrT 40

Autograph.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 79r.

Allurement (‘Awake my Soul, & soar upon ye Wing’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 37. Ross, II, 367-70.

*TrT 41

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, ff. 69v-70r.

Almes (‘Almes seen in clear divine & Heavenly light’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 38. Ross, II, 379-80.

*TrT 42

Autograph, with extensive revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 72r.

Almighty [I] (‘How Great Almighty Power is to me!’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 39. Ross, II, 390-1.

*TrT 43

Autograph, with revisions, headed ‘A Sweet & Sacred Reflexion’.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 74r-v.

Almighty [II] (‘The Best of Fountains & ye Best of Ends’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 40. Ross, II, 403-4.

*TrT 44

Autograph, after a deleted false start.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 77r.

Almighty [III] (‘Almighty Power in its Greatness, is’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 41. Ross, II, 406.

*TrT 45

Autograph.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 77v.

Alone (‘Lov! O thou Monster of Delights!’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 43. Ross, II, 423-4.

*TrT 46

Autograph, with a revision.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 81v.

Ambassadors (‘God out of Zion shineth in Compleat’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 46. Ross, III, 31-2.

*TrT 47

Autograph.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 87r.

Ambition (‘Man is Ambitious yt he might Delight’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 47. Ross, III, 45-6.

*TrT 48

Autograph.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 90r.

Amendment (‘A Toad transformed to ye Whitest Dove’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 48. Ross, III, 54.

*TrT 49

Autograph.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 91v.

Amendment (‘That all things should be mine’)

First published in Dobell (1903), pp. 74-6. Margoliouth, II, 155-6. Ridler, p. 48.

*TrT 50

Autograph.

In: The Dobell Folio. Folio, 98 leaves (including a few blank pages and with half-leaves on ff. 9b and 48b; ff. 49, 52, 60, 64-5, 70, 72, 83, 985 and 90 ripped or with portions excised); volume containing (ff. 2-16) 37 autograph poems by Thomas Traherne, written in double-columns throughout, in fair copy with some autograph revisions, also incorporating various emendations and editorial markings and deletions in the hand of Philip Traherne; the rest of the volume (ff. 16v-96) comprising a commonplace book chiefly of prose passages (with verse on f. 37v by Thomas Jackson) arranged alphabetically under topic headings, partly autograph, a large part in the hand of an unidentified amanuensis (same as that in TrT Δ 5 and TrT Δ 6); f. 84 containing a later prescription, and the inserted f. 18 some accounts of 1746 relating in part to Ledbury (near Hereford), the (now detached) spine accordingly lettered ‘Ledbury Manuscript’.

Later sold at Sotheby's, 18 June 1844 (B. H. Bright sale), lot 129, to Pickering, and 12 December 1854 (William Pickering sale), lot 105, to Nisbet [i.e. the Rev. John Marjoribanks Nisbet, rector of Deal and vicar of Margate (d. 1892)]; subsequently owned, in 1870, by Alexander Grosart (1827-99), who re-acquired it in 1896 after its rediscovery in London by William T. Brooke; afterwards acquired by Bertram Dobell (1842-1914).

Cited in IELM as TrT Δ 1. The verse only edited from this MS in Dobell (1903); in Margoliouth, II, 4-83, 152-82; and (omitting a poem on f. 37v) in Ridler, pp. 5-75. Philip Traherne's emendations discussed in Gladys I. Wade, ‘The Manuscripts of the Poems of Thomas Traherne’, MLR, 26 (1931), 401-7. The commonplace book section is unpublished, but discussed in Carol L. Marks, ‘Thomas Traherne's Commonplace Book’, PBSA, 58 (1964), 458-65. Facsimile example in The Poetical Works of Thomas Traherne, ed. Gladys I. Wade (London, 1932), frontispiece. For some light on the provenance of this MS, see also Hilton Kelliger, ‘The Rediscovery of Thomas Traherne’, TLS (14 September 1984), p. 1038. Notes and transcripts relating to this and Bertram Dobell's other Traherne MSS are among the Dobell papers now in the Bodleian (e.g. letters by Grosart to Brooke in August 1897 in MS Dobell c. 56, ff. 1, 3, 25, 27, and see also BLR, 11 (May 1984), 244-5).

Edited from this MS by editors.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 42, ff. 10v-11r.

Amisse (‘A Man wld think yt nothing was Amiss’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 49. Ross, III, 56.

*TrT 51

Autograph, with a revision.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 91v.

Ancestor (‘John Baptist was Prcursor to our Lord’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 50. Ross, III, 58-9.

*TrT 52

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 92v.

‘And now my Soul Enjoy thy Rest’

Unpublished.

TrT 53

Century III, meditation 58.

In: the MS described under TrT 38 (TrT Δ 8). c.1660-5.

Yale, Osborn MS b 308, pp. 145-6 [f. 47r-v].

Angel (‘Such is ye Nature wch abov we see’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 51. Ross, III, 79-81.

*TrT 54

Autograph, with a few revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 97v.

Anger (‘Lord, is thy favor gone for evermore?’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 52. Ross, III, 91.

*TrT 55

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 100v.

Annointed (‘And am I Ld Annointed! Is thy Lov’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 53. Ross, III, 92.

*TrT 56

Autograph.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 100v.

Another (‘He seeks for ours as we do seek for his’)

See TrT 196.

Another (‘Humility! O Radiant Queen’)

Unpublished.

TrT 57

Copy, imperfect, Century IV, meditation 68.

In: the MS described under TrT 38 (TrT Δ 8). c.1660-5.

Yale, Osborn MS b 308, p. 220 [f. 84v].

Ant (‘Bright Apprhensions & Angelical’)

First published in Allan Pritchard, ‘Traherne's Commentaries of Heaven (With Selections from the Manuscript)’, UTQ, 53 (1983), 1-35 (pp. 18-19). Chambers (1989), No. 54. Ross, III, 95.

*TrT 58

Autograph.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 101r.

Antichrist (‘And is it possible for Musick here’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 55. Ross, III, 113.

*TrT 59

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 105v.

The Anticipation (‘My Contemplation Dazles in the End’)

First published in Dobell (1903), pp. 81-6. Margoliouth, II, 159-63. Ridler, pp. 52-6.

*TrT 60

Autograph.

In: the MS described under TrT 50 (TrT Δ 1).

Edited from this MS by editors.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 42, ff. 11v-12r.

Antiquitie (‘Awake, awake O soul, & put on Strength’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 56. Ross, III, 122-3.

*TrT 61

Autograph.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 107v.

The Apostacy (‘One Star’)

First published in Bell (1910), pp. 29-31. Margoliouth, II, 95-7. Ridler, pp. 86-8.

Part of this poem is related to Blisse (TrT 112).

TrT 62

Copy of the first stanza in the hand of Philip Traherne, deleted.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

See TrT 63.

British Library, Burney MS 392, p. 24.

TrT 63

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS by editors.

British Library, Burney MS 392, pp. 29-31.

Apostasie (‘Ld is it possible to fall from thee’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 57. Ross, III, 126-7.

*TrT 64

Autograph, with a few revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 109v.

Apostle (‘A Friend is by his Messengers wth me’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 58. Ross, III, 132.

*TrT 65

Autograph.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 108v.

Apparel (‘The fertile Earth did willing Grain produce’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 59. Ross, III, 136.

*TrT 66

Autograph, with a revision.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 110v.

Appearance (‘He yt to Angels shews himself in Glory’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 60. Ross, III, 140.

*TrT 67

Autograph.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 111r.

Appetite (‘Shall I to yt wch first was given to me’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 61. Ross, III, 157-8.

*TrT 68

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 116v.

Application (‘I Lord Apply my Soul unto thy Mind’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 62. Ross, III, 167-8.

*TrT 69

Autograph.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 119v-20r.

The Apprehension (‘If this I did not evry moment see’)

First published in Dobell (1903), p. 46. Bell, p. 88, as ‘Right Apprehension II’. Margoliouth, II, 56. Ridler, p. 31 (as ‘Evidently a fragment of a discarded longer poem, which T[raherne] placed here as a kind of postscript to My Spirit [TrT 176-7]’).

*TrT 70

Autograph.

In: the MS described under TrT 50 (TrT Δ 1).

Edited from this MS in Dobell, in Margoliouth and in Ridler.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 42, f. 8r.

TrT 71

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne, following ‘Right Apprehension’ (TrT 202) and headed ‘II’.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS in Bell and in Margoliouth, II, 57.

British Library, Burney MS 392, p. 88.

Apprehension (‘Thou Quintessential Joy, or Melted Gem!’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 63. Ross, III, 181-2.

*TrT 72

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 124r.

The Approach (‘That Childish Thoughts such Joys inspire’)

First published in Dobell (1903), pp. 30-2. Margoliouth, II, 36, 38, 40. Ridler, pp. 21-2.

*TrT 73

Autograph.

In: the MS described under TrT 50 (TrT Δ 1).

Edited from this MS by editors.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 42, f. 6r.

*TrT 74

Autograph, untitled but headed ‘Upon those Pure and Virgin Apprehensions which I had in my Infancy, I made this Poem’.

In: the MS described under TrT 1 (TrT Δ 2).

Edited from this MS in Dobell (1908), pp. 159-60; in Margoliouth, I, 112-13; and in Ridler, pp. 264-6.

Bodleian, MS Eng. th. e. 50, f. 47r-v.

TrT 75

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS in Bell and in Margoliouth, II, 37, 39, 41.

British Library, Burney MS 392, pp. 69-70.

Approbation (‘When Thou O Lord Approvedst any Man’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 64. Ross, III, 187.

*TrT 76

Autograph.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 125r.

Aristotles Philosophie (‘Philosophie! The Pagan makes me start!’)

First published in Christie's sale catalogue, New York, 18 May 1984, lot 74. Chambers (1989), No. 65. Ross, III, 204-7.

*TrT 77

Autograph, with revisions, headed ‘A Poetical Reflexion’.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, ff. 129v-30r.

Arithmetick (‘Arithmetick is a Diviner Queen’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 66. Ross, III, 211.

*TrT 78

Autograph, with a revision.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 131r.

Armour (‘A Spectacle to Angels & to Men!’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 67. Ross, III, 217-18.

*TrT 79

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 133r.

Art (‘They say, there is an Art not to be sold’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 68. Ross, III, 221-2.

*TrT 80

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 134r.

Article (‘An Article. yt is a certain Point’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 69. Ross, III, 234-5.

*TrT 81

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, ff. 137v-8r.

‘As fragrant Mirrhe within the bosom hid!’

Ascension (‘Thy Ways O Ld are just & true to thee’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 70. Ross, III, 247-9.

*TrT 82

Autograph, arranged in three parts, numbered ‘I’, ‘II’ (‘Nor must I thee O Christ my Ld forget’) and ‘III’ (‘O yn send down thy Spirit unto me’).

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 141v.

Aspect (‘To see ye Stars in all their Glory shine’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 71. Ross, III, 253-4.

*TrT 83

Autograph, with a revision.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 143r.

Aspiration (‘After ye Best of things my Soul aspire’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 72. Ross, III, 258-9.

*TrT 84

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 144r.

[Aspiration] (‘Unto the Spring of Purest Life’)

See TrT 224.

Assimilation (‘An Eagle in ye Eg, a Little Bee’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 73. Ross, III, 265-6.

*TrT 85

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 146r.

Assistance (‘My God is fixt in his Eternal Sphere’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 74. Ross, III, 274-6.

*TrT 86

Autograph, with a few revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 148v.

Assumption (‘My flesh now seated in ye Throne of Glory!’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 75. Ross, III, 290-1.

*TrT 87

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 152v.

Assurance (‘Ambitious people ye aspire to Thrones’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 76. Ross, III, 302-3.

*TrT 88

Autograph, with a few revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 156r.

Astrologie (‘O God my God, my Life, my Joy, my Pleasure’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 77. Ross, III, 315.

*TrT 89

Autograph, with a revision.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, ff. 159v-60r.

Astronomie (‘Awake my Muse, & leav ye Narrow Cell’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 78. Ross, III, 321-3.

*TrT 90

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, ff. 161v-2r.

Atheist (‘God is Invisible, & yt's ye Cause’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 79. Ross, III, 329-32.

*TrT 91

Partly autograph, with revisions, the first six lines in Traherne's hand, the rest in that of an amanuensis, arranged in two parts, numbered ‘I’ and ‘II’ (‘Breath after him my Soul, take leav to soar’).

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, ff. 163v-4r.

Atom (‘For he that lodgeth his whole Deitie’)

Ross, III, 339.

*TrT 91.5

Autograph.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 166r.

Atom (‘As Earthly Vapors by Celestial fire’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 80. Ross, III, 352-63.

*TrT 92

Autograph, with revisions, arranged in two parts, numbered ‘I’ and ‘II’ (‘Nor have we done as yet for Atoms shew’).

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, ff. 170r-2r.

Atonement (‘Atonemt Ld! And is there such a Thing!’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 81. Ross, III, 374-5.

*TrT 93

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, ff. 175v-6r.

Attainment (‘Attainmt Lord! And is there such a Creature!’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 82. Ross, III, 384.

*TrT 94

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 178r.

Attendance [I] (‘O Sweet, Eternal, free & Glorious Choise!’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 83. Ross, III, 392-3.

*TrT 95

Autograph.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 180r-v.

Attendance [II] (‘If evry holy Soul abov be found’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 84. Ross, III, 393-4.

*TrT 96

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 180v.

Attention (‘Lord whither shld I go but unto Thee?’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 85. Ross, III, 397-8.

*TrT 97

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 181r.

Attribute (‘O great & never comprhended Lord!’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 86. Ross, III, 404-5.

*TrT 98

Autograph, with a few revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 182v.

Author (‘The Author of ye World implies’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 88. Ross, III, 419.

*TrT 99

Autograph, with a revision.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, ff. 185v-6r.

The Author to the Critical Peruser (‘The naked Truth in many faces shewn’)

First published in Bell (1910), sig. B3-B4r. Margoliouth, II, 2-3. Ridler, pp. 3-4.

TrT 100

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS by editors.

British Library, Burney MS 392, pp. 3-4.

Authoritie (‘Arme me O Ld wth all Authoritie’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 89. Ross, III, 432.

*TrT 101

Autograph, with a revision.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 189v.

Avarice (‘Hydropick Nature thirsteth after all’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 87. Ross, III, 411-16.

*TrT 102

Autograph, with a few revisions, arranged in two parts, numbered ‘I’ and ‘II’ (‘If this, my God, be Natures foul Diseas’).

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, ff. 184r-5r.

Awake (‘And O yt I at last cld thus awake’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 90. Ross, III, 434-6.

*TrT 103

Autograph, with revisions, arranged in two parts, numbered ‘I’ and ‘II’ (‘Light is ye Promise, tis but Light to see’).

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 190r.

Babe (‘Give me ye Light & ye Simplicitie’)

First published in Allan Pritchard, ‘Traherne's Commentaries of Heaven (With Selections from the Manuscript)’, UTQ, 53 (1983), 1-35 (p. 21). Chambers (1989), No. 91. Ross, III, 439.

*TrT 104

Autograph, with a revision.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 191r.

Babel (‘A Spiritual Stroak upon ye Tongue’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 92. Ross, III, 441-3.

*TrT 105

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 192r.

Backsliding (‘Come Holy Ghost, Eternal God inspire’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 93. Ross, III, 446. This poem is related to TrT 118.

*TrT 106

Autograph, with a revision.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 192v.

Balme (‘Balme made for Wounds! It is a Nectar sure’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 94. Ross, III, 448.

*TrT 107

Autograph.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 193r.

Barrenness (‘Shall I my God be void of Fruit’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 96. Ross, III, 458-9.

*TrT 108

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 195v.

Baseness (‘Thy Life & Kingdom are so Pure & Bright’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 97. Ross, III, 464-5.

*TrT 109

Autograph, with a few revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 196v.

Bells (‘Hark!, hark, my Soul! the Bells do ring’)

First published in Bell (1910), pp. 52-5. Margoliouth, II, 113-16. Ridler, pp. 103-5. First published as two poems, ‘Bells I’ (‘Hark! hark, my Soul! the Bells do ring’) and ‘Bells II’ (‘From Clay, & Mire, & Dirt, my Soul’).

TrT 110

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS by editors.

British Library, Burney MS 392, pp. 52-5.

Bells II (‘From Clay, & Mire, & Dirt, my Soul’)

See TrT 110.

The Bible (‘That! That! There I was told’)

First published in Bell (1910), p. 43. Margoliouth, II, 106. Ridler, p. 96.

TrT 111

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS by editors.

British Library, Burney MS 392, p. 43.

Blisse (‘All Blisse’)

First published in Dobell (1903), p. 154. Margoliouth, II, 171-2. Ridler, p. 64. This poem is closely related to stanzas 5 and 6 of The Apostacy (TrT 62-3).

*TrT 112

Autograph, deleted.

In: the MS described under TrT 50 (TrT Δ 1).

Edited from this MS by editors.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 42, f. 13v.

The Ceremonial Law / The Introduction (‘Two thousand yeeres before my Savior came’)

See TrT 236.5.

The Choice (‘When first Eternity Stooped down to Nought’)

Christendom (‘When first mine Infant-Ear’)

First published in Bell (1910), pp. 43-7. Margoliouth, II, 106-10. Ridler, pp. 97-100.

TrT 113

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS by editors.

British Library, Burney MS 392, pp. 43-52.

Churches I (‘Those stately Structures which on Earth I view’)

First published in Bell (1910), p. 56. Margoliouth, II, 116. Ridler, pp. 105-6.

TrT 114

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS by editors.

British Library, Burney MS 392, p. 56.

Churches II (‘Were there but one alone’)

First published in Bell (1910), pp. 57-8. Margoliouth, II, 116-18. Ridler, pp. 106-7.

TrT 115

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS by editors.

British Library, Burney MS 392, pp. 57-8.

The Circulation (‘As fair Ideas from the Skie’)

First published in Dobell (1903), pp. 70-3. Margoliouth, II, 152. Ridler, pp. 45-7.

*TrT 116

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 50 (TrT Δ 1).

Edited from this MS by editors.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 42, f. 10r-v.

The City (‘What Structures here among God's Works appear?’)

First published in Bell (1910), pp. 121-4. Margoliouth, II, 142-5. Ridler, pp. 130-2.

TrT 117

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS by editors.

British Library, Burney MS 392, pp. 121-4.

‘Com Holy Ghost Eternal God!’

First published, as ‘[Supplication]’, in Dobell (1903), p. 138. Margoliouth, II, 202. Ridler, pp. 157-8.

See also TrT 106.

*TrT 118

Autograph translation of the hymn Veni Creator Spiritus.

In: Thomas Traherne's MS Meditations and Devotions on the festivals of the Church: Church Year-Book. 8°, 114 leaves (plus 29 blanks [ff. 114-42]); volume of autograph prose meditations and poems composed by Thomas Traherne and others, in fair copy and with autograph revisions, on nineteen occasions of the Church calendar from Easter to All Saints' Day (representing probably half of the meditations for a complete Church year); including (f. 112v) Traherne's autograph copy of George Herbert's To all Angels and Saints (see HrG 265); with additions intermittently throughout the MS (notably passages on ff. 15, 16, 17, 79, 113) in another, unidentified, cursive hand in darker ink, and with some additions on f. 24v only in the hand of Philip Traherne (written before his departure for Smyrna c.September 1670). c.1660-74.

Later owned by Alexander Grosart (1827-99) and acquired in the Grosart sale at Sotheby's, 11 December 1899, probably in one of the lots of miscellaneous theological MSS (Nos. 385, 443, 446, 463 or 464), by Bertram Dobell (1842-1914); [ante September 1870].

Recorded in IELM as TrT Δ 3. The three sets of verse on ff. 13v-14, 30, 84v edited from this MS in Dobell (1903). Edited in full in Ross, Vol IV, pp. 7-311, with facsimiles of ff. 31r and 24v on pp., 3-4. Facsimile example in Dobell (1903), frontispiece. Discussed, and the contents listed, in Margoliuth, I, xvii-xx (where the MS is tentatively dated 1673); in Ridler, pp. 155-7; and in Carol L. Marks, ‘Traherne's Church Year-Book’, PBSA, 60 (1966), 31-72.

Edited from this MS by editors.

Bodleian, MS Eng. th. e. 51, f. 30.

Consummation (‘The Thoughts of Men appear’)

First published in Bell (1910), pp. 126-8. Margoliouth, II, 147-8. Ridler, pp. 134-6.

TrT 119

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS by editors.

British Library, Burney MS 392, pp. 126-8.

‘Could but the Crow in lonely Silence Eat’

First published in Dobell (1908), p. 248. Margoliouth, I, 175. Ridler, p. 322.

*TrT 120

Autograph.

In: the MS described under TrT 1 (TrT Δ 2).

Edited from this MS by editors.

Bodleian, MS Eng. th. e. 50, f. 69.

‘Could they, my Soul, unless they him did pleas?’

Untitled poem of sixteen lines at the end of Chapter XXXIII of The Kingdom of God. Ross, p. 444.

*TrT 120.5

Autograph.

In: the MS described under TrT 1.5. c.1660s-70.

Lambeth Palace Library, MS 1360, ff. 313v-14r.

The Demonstration (‘The Highest Things are Easiest to be shewn’)

First published in Dobell (1903), pp. 77-80. Margoliouth, II, 156-9. Ridler, pp. 49-52.

*TrT 121

Autograph.

In: the MS described under TrT 50 (TrT Δ 1).

Edited from this MS by editors.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 42, f. 11r-v.

The Designe (‘When first Eternity Stooped down to Nought’)

First published, as ‘The Choice’, in Dobell (1903), pp. 57-9. Margoliouth, II, 70-1. Ridler, pp. 37-9.

See also TrT 213.

*TrT 122

Autograph, the title altered in Philip Traherne's hand to ‘The Choice’.

In: the MS described under TrT 50 (TrT Δ 1).

Edited from this MS by editors.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 42, f. 9ar-v.

TrT 123

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne, headed ‘The Choice’ and here beginning ‘When first eternity stoopt down to Nought’.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS in Bell and in Margoliouth, II, 71-4.

British Library, Burney MS 392, pp. 92-4.

Desire (‘For giving me Desire’)

First published in Dobell (1903), pp. 108-10. Margoliouth, II, 177-9. Ridler, pp. 70-1.

*TrT 124

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 50 (TrT Δ 1).

Edited from this MS by editors.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 42, ff. 14v-15r.

The Desolatness of Absence (‘That Man is Poor & Desolat whose Lov’)

Ross, II, 45.

*TrT 125

Autograph.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 9r.

The Dialogue (‘Why dost thou tell me that the fields are mine?’)

First published in Bell (1910), pp. 113-14. Margoliouth, II, 136-7. Ridler, pp. 124-5.

TrT 126

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS by editors.

British Library, Burney MS 392, pp. 113-14.

Dissatisfaction (‘In Cloaths confin'd, my weary Mind’)

First published in Bell (1910), pp. 39-42. Margoliouth, II, 103-6. Ridler, pp. 93-6.

TrT 127

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS by editors.

British Library, Burney MS 392, pp. 39-42.

Dreams (‘Tis strange! I saw the Skies’)

First published in Bell (1910), pp. 114-16. Margoliouth, II, 138-9. Ridler, pp. 126-7.

TrT 128

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS by editors.

British Library, Burney MS 392, pp. 114-16.

‘Drie Barren Arguments whereby we strive’

Unpublished.

TrT 129

Century I, meditation 90.

In: the MS described under TrT 38 (TrT Δ 8). c.1660-5.

Yale, Osborn MS b 308, pp. 51-3 [ff. 4-5].

Dumnesse (‘Sure Man was born to Meditat on Things’)

First published in Dobell (1903), pp. 33-6. Margoliouth, II, 40, 42, 44. Ridler, pp. 22-4.

*TrT 130

Autograph, with deletions and revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 50 (TrT Δ 1).

Edited from this MS by editors.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 42, f. 6r-v.

TrT 131

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne, headed ‘Dumness’ and here beginning ‘Sure Man was born to meditat on things’.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS in Bell and in Margoliouth, II, 41, 43, 45.

British Library, Burney MS 392, pp. 75-7.

Ease (‘How easily doth Nature teach the Soul’)

First published in Dobell (1903), pp. 53-4. Margoliouth, II, 64, 66. Ridler, pp. 35-6.

*TrT 132

Autograph.

In: the MS described under TrT 50 (TrT Δ 1).

Edited from this MS by editors.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 42, f. 8v.

TrT 133

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne, headed ‘Eas’ and here beginning ‘How easily doth Nature teach the Soul!’

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS in Bell and in Margoliouth, II, 65, 67.

British Library, Burney MS 392, pp. 74-5.

Eden (‘A learned and a Happy Ignorance’)

First published in Dobell (1903), pp. 8-10. Margoliouth, II, 12, 14. Ridler, pp. 8-10.

*TrT 134

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 50 (TrT Δ 1).

Edited from this MS by editors.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 42, ff. 3v-4r.

TrT 135

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS in Bell and in Margoliouth, II, 13, 15.

British Library, Burney MS 392, pp. 5-7.

Elim (‘Hail Sacred Place! Thou fair & living Tower’)

*TrT 135.5

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 1.8. c.1670.

Folger, MS V.a.70, pp. 17-20.

Elim II (‘This Sacred Plot of Beauties & Delights’)

*TrT 135.8

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 1.8. c.1670.

Folger, MS V.a.70, pp. 21-2.

The Enquirie (‘Men may delighted be with Springs’)

First published in Dobell (1903), pp. 67-9. Margoliouth, II, 82, 84. Ridler, pp. 44-5.

*TrT 136

Autograph, with alterations in Philip Traherne's hand and annotated ‘[The Return deleted] p. 2 The Evidence p. 3’.

In: the MS described under TrT 50 (TrT Δ 1).

Edited from this MS by editors.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 42, ff. 9bv-10r.

TrT 137

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne, headed ‘The Enquiry’.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS in Bell and in Margoliouth, II, 83, 85.

British Library, Burney MS 392, pp. 100-1.

Epitaphium (‘His situs est Haeres Mundi, Mundanus Amator’)

First published in Margoliouth (1958), II, 205-6. Incomplete and unsigned, thus of uncertain authorship: see Anne Ridler, ‘Traherne: Some Wrong Attributions’, RES, NS 18 (1967) 48-9.

*TrT 138

Autograph.

In: Autograph octavo notebook by Thomas Traherne, in prose and verse, in English and Latin, written during and after his university days, 388 pages (mostly blank after p. 240), in contemporary calf, with remains of metal clasps. Largely autograph, with a few pages at the beginning in the hand of Philip Traherne, who inscribed it (p. iii) ‘Philip Traherne is the true owner of this booke Amen Ano Domi 1655’, used some pages for neat examples of his penmanship as a child and, in later years (after 1689), copied on pp. 237-40 an extract from Thomas Burnet's Telluris Theoria Sacra. c.1655-early 1660s.

Scribbling at the ends of the volume including names of Thomas and Philip Traherne, Holway and Warmeston. Later owned on 30 April 1841 by Rashleigh Duke of Salisbury: i.e.[son of Edward Duke (1779-1852), Wiltshire antiquary. Hodgson's, 13 December 1935, lot 137, to P.J. Dobell.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993) as Early Notebook: TrT Δ 4. Twelve poems edited from this MS, and attributed to Thomas Traherne, in Margoliouth, II, 204-11. The remainder of the MS unpublished. Six of the poems edited in Ridler, pp. 159-63; the incomplete ‘Epitaphium’ of uncertain authorship (TrT 138) omitted by her, and the other five poems rejected outright (i.e.‘What e're I have from God alone I have’, ‘Oh how injurious is this wall of sin’, ‘As fragrant Mirrhe within the bosom hid’, and ‘To bee a Monarch is a glorious thing’, all by Francis Quarles, and ‘a Serious and a Curious night-Meditation’, by William Austin). Discussed in Anne Ridler, ‘Traherne: Some Wrong Attributions’, RES, NS 18 (1967), 48-9, and in Carol L. Marks, ‘Traherne's Early Studies’, PBSA, 62 (1968), 511-36. Facsimile of p. 209 in Margoliouth, II, frontispiece.

Edited from this MS in Margoliouth.

Bodleian, MS Lat. misc. f. 45, p. 197.

Epitaphium Annae Cholmeley sacrum (‘Though stone I am, yet must I weep’)

First published in Margoliouth (1958), II, 207. Ridler, p. 166.

*TrT 139

Autograph, with a revision and initialled ‘T.T.’.

In: the MS described under TrT 138 (TrT Δ 4). c.1655-early 1660s.

Edited from this MS by editors.

Bodleian, MS Lat. misc. f. 45, p. 205.

The Estate (‘But shall my Soul to Wealth possess’)

First published in Dobell (1903), pp. 63-6. Bell, pp. 97-8. Margoliouth, II, 78, 80, 82. Ridler, pp. 42-3.

*TrT 140

Autograph, with revisions, with other alterations in Philip Traherne's hand, stanza 3 deleted.

In: the MS described under TrT 50 (TrT Δ 1).

Edited from this MS in Dobell, in Margoliouth, and in Ridler.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 42, ff. 9av-9bv.

TrT 141

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne, here beginning ‘But shall my Soul no Wealth possess?’.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS in Bell and in Margoliouth, II, 79, 81, 83.

British Library, Burney MS 392, pp. 97-8.

‘Even as the Sea within a finit Shore’

First published in Dobell (1908), p. 86. Margoliouth, I, 61. Ridler, p. 219. These two lines are related to lines 7-8 of “His Power Bounded, Greater is in Might” (TrT 151).

*TrT 142

Autograph.

In: the MS described under TrT 1 (TrT Δ 2).

Edited from this MS by editors.

Bodleian, MS Eng. th. e. 50, f. 27v.

The Evidence (‘His Word confirms the Sale’)

First published in Bell (1910), pp. 99-100. Margoliouth, II, 126-7. Ridler, pp. 115-16.

TrT 143

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS by editors.

British Library, Burney MS 392, pp. 99-100.

‘ffarewell ye Rarities!’

Unpublished.

TrT 144

Century IV, meditation 65.

In: the MS described under TrT 38 (TrT Δ 8). c.1660-5.

Yale, Osborn MS b 308, p. 216 [f. 82v].

Felicity (‘Prompted to seek my Bliss abov the Skies’)

First published in Bell (1910), p. 22. Margoliouth, II, 90. Ridler, p. 81.

TrT 145

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS by editors.

British Library, Burney MS 392, p. 22.

[Finite yet Infinite] (‘His Power Bounded, Greater is in Might’)

See TrT 151.

‘ffor Man to Act as if his soul did see’

Untitled poem comprising fifteen lines, followed by ‘Again he saith’ and another fourteen lines (beginning ‘The Angels who are faithfull while they view’), towards the end (chapter XLII) of The Kingdom of God. First published

*TrT 145.5

Autograph.

In: the MS described under TrT 1.5. c.1660s-70.

Lambeth Palace Library, MS 1360, f. 364r-v.

‘--ffor to Augment ye Wonder’

Untitled poem of five sestains, in the middle of Chapter XXVIII of The Kingdom of God. First published

*TrT 145.8

Autograph.

In: the MS described under TrT 1.5. c.1660s-70.

Lambeth Palace Library, MS 1360, ff. 282v-3r.

Fullnesse (‘That Light, that Sight, that Thought’)

First published in Dobell (1903), pp. 47-8. Margoliouth, II, 58, 60. Ridler, pp. 31-2.

*TrT 146

Autograph, headed ‘Fulnesse’.

In: the MS described under TrT 50 (TrT Δ 1).

Edited from this MS in Dobell, in Margoliouth, and in Ridler.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 42, f. 8r.

TrT 147

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne, headed ‘Fulness’.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS in Bell and in Margoliouth, II, 59, 61.

British Library, Burney MS 392, pp. 89-90.

The Glory of Baptism (‘Baptizd! And made a Son of God! An Heir’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 95.

*TrT 148

Autograph, with extensive revisions, including a deleted stanza.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, ff. 194v-5r.

[The Glory of Israel] (‘In Salem dwelt a Glorious King’)

See TrT 162.

Goodnesse (‘The Bliss of other Men is my Delight’)

First published in Dobell (1903), pp. 115-18. Margoliouth, II, 182-4. Ridler, pp. 75-7.

*TrT 149

Autograph, with revisions, annotated in Philip Traherne's hand ‘& p. 143’.

In: the MS described under TrT 50 (TrT Δ 1).

Edited from this MS by editors.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 42, ff. 15v-16r.

‘The Great Creator and the King’

Untitled poem of ten lines in the middle of Chapter XXXIX of The Kingdom of God. Ross, p. 477.

*TrT 149.5

Autograph.

In: the MS described under TrT 1.5. c.1660s-70.

Lambeth Palace Library, MS 1360, f. 343v.

‘He Apprehends it not with any Pleasure’

Unpublished.

TrT 150

Century III, meditation 6.

In: the MS described under TrT 38 (TrT Δ 8). c.1660-5.

Yale, Osborn MS b 308, p. 101 [f. 27].

‘His Power Bounded, Greater is in Might’

First published, as ‘[Finite yet Infinite]’ in Dobell (1903), p. 121. Dobell (1908), p. 173-4. Margoliouth, I, 122-3. Ridler, p. 274.

See also TrT 142.

*TrT 151

Autograph.

In: the MS described under TrT 1 (TrT Δ 2).

Edited from this MS by editors.

Bodleian, MS Eng. th. e. 50, f. 51.

Hosanna (‘No more shall Walls, no more shall Walls confine’)

First published in Bell (1910), pp. 129-31. Margoliouth, II, 149-51. Ridler, pp. 136-8.

TrT 152

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS by editors.

British Library, Burney MS 392, pp. 129-31.

Human Abilitie (‘What other Treasure can be more our Joy’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 3.

*TrT 153

Autograph.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 7v.

‘Humility! O Radiant Queen’

See TrT 57.

An Hymne upon St Bartholomews Day (‘What Powerfull Spirit livs within’)

First published in Dobell (1903), pp. 139-40. Margoliouth, II, 202-3. Ridler, pp. 157-8.

*TrT 154

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 118 (TrT Δ 3). c.1660-74.

Edited from this MS by editors. Facsimile in Dobell (1903), frontispiece.

Bodleian, MS Eng. th. e. 51, f. 84v.

‘If after all Endeavors made’

First published in Julia Smith and Anne Ridler, ‘Thomas Traherne (1637?-1674) Some Extracts from the Unpublished Writings’, P.N. Review, 18, No. 5 (May/June 1992), 15-20 (p. 18).

TrT 155

Century I, meditation 89.

In: the MS described under TrT 38 (TrT Δ 8). c.1660-5.

Yale, Osborn MS b 308, p. 51 [f. 4].

‘If God as verses say a Spirit be’

First published in Dobell (1908), p. 140. Margoliouth, I, 99. Ridler, p. 253.

*TrT 156

Autograph translation from Cato, headed ‘Si Deus est Animus sit pura Mente Colendus’.

In: the MS described under TrT 1 (TrT Δ 2).

Edited from this MS by editors.

Bodleian, MS Eng. th. e. 50, f. 42v.

The Image (‘If I be like my God, my King’)

First published in Bell (1910), p. 146. Margoliouth, II, 126. Ridler, p. 115.

TrT 157

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne, deleted.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS by editors.

British Library, Burney MS 392, p. 96.

The improvment (‘'Tis more to recollect, then make. The one’)

First published in Dobell (1903), pp. 25-9. Bell, pp. 61-4. Margoliouth, II, 30, 32, 34, 36. Ridler, pp. 18-20.

*TrT 158

Autograph, with revisions, stanza 8 deleted, annotated in Philip Traherne's hand ‘[Childhood deleted] p. 120 & p. 9. News p. 133’.

In: the MS described under TrT 50 (TrT Δ 1).

Edited from this MS in Dobell, in Margoliouth, and in Ridler.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 42, ff. 5v-6r.

TrT 159

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne, here beginning ‘Tis more to recollect than make; the one’.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS in Bell and in Margoliouth, II, 31, 33, 35, 37.

British Library, Burney MS 392, pp. 61-4.

‘In Making Bodies Lov could not Express’

First published, as ‘[The Soul's Glory]’, in Dobell (1903), pp. 119-20. Dobell (1908), pp. 171-2. Margoliouth, I, 121. Ridler, pp. 272-3.

*TrT 160

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 1 (TrT Δ 2).

Edited from this MS by editors.

Bodleian, MS Eng. th. e. 50, f. 50v.

In Obitum viri optimi J:C. Eirenarchae (‘Heer lied pure and precious Dust’)

First published in Margoliouth (1958), II, 210-11. Ridler, pp. 162-3.

*TrT 161

Autograph, initialled ‘T.T.’.

In: the MS described under TrT 138 (TrT Δ 4). c.1655-early 1660s.

Edited from this MS by editors.

Bodleian, MS Lat. misc. f. 45, p. 211.

‘In Salem dwelt a Glorious King’

First published, as ‘[The Glory of Israel]’, in Dobell (1903), pp. 130-3. Dobell (1908), pp. 212-15. Margoliouth, I, 150-3. Ridler, pp. 299-301.

*TrT 162

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 1 (TrT Δ 2).

Edited from this MS by editors.

Bodleian, MS Eng. th. e. 50, ff. 60-1.

An Infant-Ey (‘A simple Light from all Contagion free’)

First published in Bell (1910), pp. 10-12. Margoliouth, II, 86-7. Ridler, pp. 77-8.

TrT 163

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS by editors.

British Library, Burney MS 392, pp. 10-12.

The Inference I (‘Well-guided Thoughts within possess’)

First published in Bell (1910), pp. 117-19. Margoliouth, II, 139-41. Ridler, pp. 127-9.

TrT 164

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS by editors.

British Library, Burney MS 392, pp. 117-19.

The Inference II (‘David a Temple in his Mind conceiv'd’)

First published in Bell (1910), pp. 119-20. Margoliouth, II, 141-2. Ridler, pp. 129-30.

TrT 165

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS by editors.

British Library, Burney MS 392, pp. 119-20.

[The Influx] (‘Ye hidden Nectars, which my God doth drink’)

See TrT 232.

Innocence (‘But that which most I Wonder at, which most’)

First published in Dobell (1903), pp. 11-13. Bell, pp. 7-10. Margoliouth, II, 14, 16, 18. Ridler, pp. 10-11.

*TrT 166

Autograph, with revisions, here beginning ‘But that which most I wonder at, which most’.

In: the MS described under TrT 50 (TrT Δ 1).

Edited from this MS in Dobell, in Margoliouth, and in Ridler.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 42, f. 4r.

TrT 167

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS in Bell and in Margoliouth, II, 15, 17, 19.

British Library, Burney MS 392, pp. 7-10.

Insatiableness I (‘No Walls confine! Can nothing hold my Mind?’)

First published in Bell (1910), pp. 124-5. Margoliouth, II, 145-6. Ridler, p. 133.

TrT 168

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS by editors.

British Library, Burney MS 392, pp. 124-5.

Insatiableness II (‘This busy, vast, enquiring Soul!’)

First published in Bell (1910), pp. 125-6. Margoliouth, II, 146-7. Ridler, p. 134.

TrT 169

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS by editors.

British Library, Burney MS 392, pp. 125-6.

The Inside (‘When God had spoke to ye ruder Croud’)

An unfinished poem of eleven lines.

*TrT 169.5

Autograph, probably unfinished.

In: the MS described under TrT 1.8. c.1670.

Folger, MS V.a.70, p. 52.

The Instruction (‘Spue out thy filth, thy flesh abjure’)

First published in Dobell (1903), pp. 18-19. Bell, pp. 15-16. Margoliouth, II, 24. Ridler, pp. 14-15.

*TrT 170

Autograph, with revisions, the heading altered from ‘The Vision’.

In: the MS described under TrT 50 (TrT Δ 1).

Edited from this MS in Dobell, in Margoliouth, and in Ridler.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 42, f. 4v.

TrT 171

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne, here beginning ‘Spew out thy Filth, thy Flesh abjure’.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS in Bell and in Margoliouth, II, 25.

British Library, Burney MS 392, pp. 15-16.

‘Invisibles are not Diminishd by’

Untitled poem of 102 lines at the end of Chapter XXII in The Kingdom of God. Ross, pp. 373-5.

*TrT 171.5

Autograph.

In: the MS described under TrT 1.5. c.1660s-70.

Lambeth Palace Library, MS 1360, ff. 245r-7r.

Israel and Egypt (‘One Lamb ye Shepherd out of many takes’)

*TrT 171.8

Autograph.

In: the MS described under TrT 1.8. c.1670.

Folger, MS V.a.70, pp. 13-14.

‘Lett whose will in Icie state’

Love (‘O Nectar! O Delicious Stream!’)

First published in Dobell (1903), pp. 94-5. Margoliouth, II, 167-8. Ridler, pp. 60-1.

*TrT 172

Autograph, annotated in Philip Traherne's hand ‘Insatiableness p. 133.138’.

In: the MS described under TrT 50 (TrT Δ 1).

Edited from this MS by editors.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 42, f. 13r.

Manna (‘The Staff of Life is gone, & nothing here’)

*TrT 172.2

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 1.8. c.1670.

Folger, MS V.a.70, pp. 25-6.

Manna II (‘As in ye deepest Wells we better see’)

*TrT 172.4

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 1.8. c.1670.

Folger, MS V.a.70, pp. 27-9.

Manna III (‘The Ordinance about ye Manna is’)

*TrT 172.6

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 1.8. c.1670.

Folger, MS V.a.70, pp. 30-2.

Manna IV (‘But there's a Deeper Mystery yn this’)

*TrT 172.8

Autograph.

In: the MS described under TrT 1.8. c.1670.

Folger, MS V.a.70, pp. 32-3.

Memento mori (‘Beneath that Stone, lies buried One’)

First published in Margoliouth (1958), II, 208. Ridler, pp. 161-2.

*TrT 173

Autograph, with revisions and initialled ‘T.T.’.

In: the MS described under TrT 138 (TrT Δ 4). c.1655-early 1660s.

Edited from this MS by editors.

Bodleian, MS Lat. misc. f. 45, p. 207.

Misapprehension (‘Men are not wise in their Tru Interest’)

First published in Bell (1910), pp. 59-61. Margoliouth, II, 118-20. Ridler, pp. 107-9.

TrT 174

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS, with a facsimile of p. 59 (f. 34) as frontispiece, in Bell.

British Library, Burney MS 392, pp. 59-61.

Moses Call (‘Shall I not serv & lov ye Dietie’)

*TrT 174.2

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 1.8. c.1670.

Folger, MS V.a.70, pp. 7-8.

Moses face (‘Instructed after forty days he came’)

*TrT 174.4

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 1.8. c.1670.

Folger, MS V.a.70, pp. 48-50.

Moses in ye Mount (‘When God had thunderd these 10. Words aloud’)

*TrT 174.5

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 1.8. c.1670.

Folger, MS V.a.70, pp. 46-8.

Moses Rod (‘'Tis strange to see how fitly things conspire’)

*TrT 174.6

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 1.8. c.1670.

Folger, MS V.a.70, pp. 9-10.

Mount Sinai (‘Long time ye World had been wthout a Law’)

*TrT 174.8

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 1.8. c.1670.

Folger, MS V.a.70, pp. 40-2.

‘My God, my Advocat, my friend, my King’

See TrT 29.

‘My Growth is strange! at First, I onely knew’

Unpublished.

TrT 175

Century III, meditation 99.

In: the MS described under TrT 38 (TrT Δ 8). c.1660-5.

Yale, Osborn MS b 308, pp. 174-5 [ff. 61v-2].

My Spirit (‘My Naked Simple Life was I’)

First published in Dobell (1903), pp. 41-5. Bell (1910), pp. 78-82. Margoliouth, II, 50, 52, 54, 56. Ridler, pp. 27-30.

See also TrT 70-1.

*TrT 176

Autograph, revised.

In: the MS described under TrT 50 (TrT Δ 1).

Edited from this MS in Dobell, in Margoliouth, and in Ridler.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 42, f. 7r-v.

TrT 177

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne, here beginning ‘My naked simple Life was I’.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS in Bell and in Margoliouth, II, 51, 53, 55, 57.

British Library, Burney MS 392, pp. 78-82.

Nature (‘That custom is a Second Nature, we’)

First published in Dobell (1903), pp. 49-52. Bell, pp. 71-3. Margoliouth, II, 60, 62, 64. Ridler, pp. 32-4.

*TrT 178

Autograph, with revisions, annotated in Philip Traherne's hand ‘The Inheritance p. 113’.

In: the MS described under TrT 50 (TrT Δ 1).

Edited from this MS in Dobell, in Margoliouth, and in Ridler.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 42, f. 8r-v.

TrT 179

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne, here beginning ‘That Custom is a Second Nature, we’.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS in Bell and in Margoliouth, II, 61, 63, 65.

British Library, Burney MS 392, pp. 71-3.

News (‘News from a forein Country came’)

First published in Bell (1910), pp. 20-1. Margoliouth, II, 88-9. Ridler, pp. 79-81.

This poem is a variant version of TrT 187.

TrT 180

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS by editors.

British Library, Burney MS 392, pp. 20-1.

‘No Tongue can Tell wt Treasure[s] are in Store’

Unpublished.

TrT 181

Century III, meditation 27.

In: the MS described under TrT 38 (TrT Δ 8). c.1660-5.

Yale, Osborn MS b 308, p. 118 [f. 35v].

Noahs Rainbow (‘from Earth we offer up a Sacrifice’)

*TrT 181.5

Autograph.

In: the MS described under TrT 1.8. c.1670.

Folger, MS V.a.70, pp. 4-6.

‘Nor haue I any leasure’

Unpublished.

TrT 182

Century I, meditation 92.

In: the MS described under TrT 38 (TrT Δ 8). c.1660-5.

Yale, Osborn MS b 308, p. 54 [f. 5v].

‘O Sing, o Soar, o faint, o pant & Breath!’

Unpublished.

TrT 183

Century IV, meditation 15.

In: the MS described under TrT 38 (TrT Δ 8). c.1660-5.

Yale, Osborn MS b 308, p. 187 [f. 68].

The Odour (‘These Hands are Jewels to the Ey’)

First published in Bell (1910), pp. 64-7. Margoliouth, II, 120-2. Ridler, pp. 109-11.

TrT 184

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS by editors.

British Library, Burney MS 392, pp. 64-7.

Of Israels coming out of Egypt (‘By Mighty seas Divided here I seem’)

*TrT 184.5

Autograph.

In: the MS described under TrT 1.8. c.1670.

Folger, MS V.a.70, pp. 11-13.

On Christmas-Day (‘Shall Dumpish Melancholy spoil my Joys’)

First published in Bell (1910), pp. 48-52. Margoliouth, II, 110-13. Ridler, pp. 100-3.

TrT 185

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS by editors.

British Library, Burney MS 392, pp. 48-52.

On Leaping over the Moon (‘I saw new Worlds beneath the Water ly’)

First published in Bell (1910), pp. 104-7. Margoliouth, II, 130-2. Ridler, pp. 118-20.

See also TrT 223.

TrT 186

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS by editors.

British Library, Burney MS 392, pp. 104-7.

On News (‘News from a forrein Country came’)

First published in Dobell (1903), pp. 122-4. Dobell (1908), pp. 177-9. Margoliouth, I, 125-7. Ridler, pp. 276-8. This poem is a variant version of TrT 180.

*TrT 187

Autograph.

In: the MS described under TrT 1 (TrT Δ 2).

Edited from this MS by editors. Facsimiles in Croft, Autograph Poetry, I, 55 (as two separate pages complete with prose), and in English Poetical Autographs, ed. Desmond Flower and A.N.L. Munby (London, 1938), p. 12 (verse only rearranged as a single page).

Bodleian, MS Eng. th. e. 50, f. 52r-v.

On the Bible (‘When Thou dost take’)

First published in Margoliouth (1958), II, 205. Ridler, p. 159.

*TrT 188

Autograph, initialled ‘T.T.’.

In: the MS described under TrT 138 (TrT Δ 4). c.1655-early 1660s.

Edited from this MS by editors.

Bodleian, MS Lat. misc. f. 45, p. 191.

The Only Ill (‘Sin!’)

See TrT 211.

The Paschal Lamb (‘The Lamb each Famelie doth take alone’)

*TrT 188.5

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 1.8. c.1670.

Folger, MS V.a.70, pp. 14-17.

The Person (‘Ye Sacred Lims’)

First published in Dobell (1903), pp. 60-2. Bell (1910), pp. 94-6. Margoliouth, II, 74, 76, 78. Ridler, pp. 40-1.

*TrT 189

Autograph.

In: the MS described under TrT 50 (TrT Δ 1).

Edited from this MS in Dobell, in Margoliouth, and in Ridler.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 42, f. 9av.

TrT 190

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne, here beginning ‘Ye sacred Limbs’.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS in Bell and in Margoliouth, II, 75, 77, 79.

British Library, Burney MS 392, pp. 94-6.

A Poetical Reflexion (‘Philosophie! The Pagan makes me start!’)

See TrT 77.

Poverty (‘As in the House I sate’)

First published in Bell (1910), pp. 37-8. Margoliouth, II, 101-3. Ridler, pp. 92-3.

TrT 191

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS by editors.

British Library, Burney MS 392, pp. 37-8.

The Preparative (‘My Body being Dead, my Lims unknown’)

First published in Dobell (1903), pp. 14-17. Bell, pp. 13-15. Margoliouth, II, 20, 22, 24. Ridler, pp. 12-14.

*TrT 192

Autograph, with revisions, the heading altered from ‘The Vision’.

In: the MS described under TrT 50 (TrT Δ 1).

Edited from this MS in Dobell, in Margoliouth, and in Ridler.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 42, f. 4r-v.

TrT 193

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne, headed ‘The Praeparative’ and here beginning ‘My Body being dead, my Limbs unknown’.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS in Bell and in Margoliouth, II, 21, 23, 25.

British Library, Burney MS 392, pp. 13-15.

‘Pure Bodies, or Pure Spirits we with ease’

Untitled poem of 40 lines in the middle of Chapter XL of The Kingdom of God. Ross, pp. 484-5.

*TrT 193.5

Autograph.

In: the MS described under TrT 1.5. c.1660s-70.

Lambeth Palace Library, MS 1360, ff. 349v-50r.

The Rapture (‘Sweet Infancy!’)

First published in Dobell (1903), pp. 23-4. Bell, p. 19. Margoliouth, II, 30. Ridler, p. 17.

*TrT 194

Autograph.

In: the MS described under TrT 50 (TrT Δ 1).

Edited from this MS in Dobell, in Margoliouth, and in Ridler.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 42, f. 5r-v.

TrT 195

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS in Bell and in Margoliouth, II, 31.

British Library, Burney MS 392, p. 19.

Recovery (‘He seeks for ours as we do seek for his’)

First published, as ‘Another’, in Dobell (1903), pp. 91-3. Margoliouth, II, 165-7. Ridler, pp. 58-60, as ‘Another’.

*TrT 196

Autograph, with revisions, with one alteration in Philip Traherne's hand.

In: the MS described under TrT 50 (TrT Δ 1).

Edited from this MS by editors.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 42, ff. 12v-13r.

The Recovery (‘Sin! wilt Thou vanquish me!’)

First published in Dobell (1903), p. 129. Dobell (1908), p. 198. Margoliouth, I, 140. Ridler, p. 290.

*TrT 197

Autograph.

In: the MS described under TrT 1 (TrT Δ 2).

Edited from this MS by editors.

Bodleian, MS Eng. th. e. 50, ff. 56v-7.

The Recovery (‘To see us but receiv, is such a Sight’)

First published in Dobell (1903), pp. 87-90. Margoliouth, II, 163-5. Ridler, pp. 56-8.

*TrT 198

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 50 (TrT Δ 1).

Edited from this MS by editors.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 42, f. 12r-v.

A Reflexion (‘That we no fiction make, but see ye Thing’)

*TrT 198.5

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 1.8. c.1670.

Folger, MS V.a.70, pp. 22-5.

The Return (‘To Infancy, O Lord, again I com’)

First published in Bell (1910), pp. 12-13. Margoliouth, II, 87-8. Ridler, p. 79.

TrT 199

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS by editors.

British Library, Burney MS 392, pp. 12-13.

The Review I (‘Did I grow, or did I stay?’)

First published in Bell (1910), pp. 131-2. Margoliouth, II, 151. Ridler, pp. 138-9.

TrT 200

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS by editors.

British Library, Burney MS 392, pp. 131-2.

The Review II (‘My Child-hood is a Sphere’)

First published in Bell (1910), p. 133. Margoliouth, II, 152. Ridler, p. 139.

TrT 201

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS by editors.

British Library, Burney MS 392, p. 133.

Right Apprehension (‘Giv but to things their tru Esteem’)

First published in Bell (1910), pp. 85-8. Margoliouth, II, 123-6. Ridler, pp. 112-14.

TrT 202

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS by editors.

British Library, Burney MS 392, pp. 85-8.

Right Apprehension II (‘If this I did not evry moment see’)

See TrT 70-71.

‘Rise noble soule and come away’

First published in Margoliouth (1958), II, 206-7. Ridler, p. 159.

*TrT 203

Autograph, initialled ‘T.T.’ and deleted.

In: the MS described under TrT 138 (TrT Δ 4). c.1655-early 1660s.

Edited from this MS by editors.

Bodleian, MS Lat. misc. f. 45, pp. 199, 198.

The Rock (‘But there's a Deeper Mystery yn this’)

See TrT 172.8.

‘The Rock was Christ: from whence yt Water flows’

*TrT 203.5

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 1.8. c.1670.

Folger, MS V.a.70, pp. 33-7.

The Salutation (‘These little Limmes’)

First published in Dobell (1903), pp. 1-3. Bell, pp. 1-2. Margoliouth, II, 4, 6. Ridler, pp. 5-6.

*TrT 204

Autograph, stanza 6 deleted.

In: the MS described under TrT 50 (TrT Δ 1).

Edited from this MS in Dobell, in Margoliouth, and in Ridler.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 42, f. 2r.

TrT 205

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne, here beginning ‘These little Limbs’.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS in Bell and in Margoliouth, II, 5, 7.

British Library, Burney MS 392, pp. 1-2.

The Second Adam (‘A Second Adam, Greater then ye first!’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 25. Ross, III, 234-5.

*TrT 206

Autograph, with a revision.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 41r.

Shadows in the Water (‘In unexperienc'd Infancy’)

First published in Bell (1910), pp. 101-4. Margoliouth, II, 127-30. Ridler, pp. 116-18.

TrT 207

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS by editors.

British Library, Burney MS 392, pp. 101-4.

Sight (‘Mine Infant-Ey’)

First published in Bell (1910), pp. 108-10. Margoliouth, II, 132-4. Ridler, pp. 121-3.

TrT 208

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS by editors.

British Library, Burney MS 392, pp. 108-10.

Silence (‘A quiet Silent Person may possess’)

First published in Dobell (1903), pp. 37-40. Bell, pp. 82-5. Margoliouth, II, 44, 46, 48, 50. Ridler, pp. 25-7.

*TrT 209

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 50 (TrT Δ 1).

Edited from this MS in Dobell, in Margoliouth, and in Ridler.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 42, ff. 6v-7r.

TrT 210

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne, here beginning ‘A quiet silent Person may possess’.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS in Bell and in Margoliouth, II, 45, 47, 49, 51.

British Library, Burney MS 392, pp. 82-5.

‘Sin!’

First published, as ‘[The Only Ill]’, in Dobell (1903), pp. 127-8. Dobell (1908), pp. 197-8. Margoliouth, I, 139-40. Ridler, pp. 289-90.

*TrT 211

Autograph.

In: the MS described under TrT 1 (TrT Δ 2).

Edited from this MS by editors.

Bodleian, MS Eng. th. e. 50, f. 56v.

Solitude (‘How desolate!’)

First published in Bell (1910), pp. 32-6. Margoliouth, II, 98-101. Ridler, pp. 88-91.

TrT 212

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS by editors.

British Library, Burney MS 392, pp. 32-6.

[The Soul's Glory] (‘In Making Bodies Lov could not Express’)

See TrT 160.

Speed (‘The Liquid Pearl in Springs’)

First published in Dobell (1903), pp. 55-6. Bell, pp. 90-1. Margoliouth, II, 68, 70. Ridler, pp. 36-7.

*TrT 213

Autograph, with alterations in Philip Traherne's hand and the heading changed from ‘The Designe’.

In: the MS described under TrT 50 (TrT Δ 1).

Edited from this MS in Dobell, in Margoliouth, and in Ridler.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 42, f. 9a.

TrT 214

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne, here beginning ‘The liquid Pearl in Springs’.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS in Bell and in Margoliouth, II, 69, 71.

British Library, Burney MS 392, pp. 90-1.

Spiritual Absence (‘Is not ye Greatest Death yt ere can be’)

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 5. Ross, II, 47.

See also TrT 125.

*TrT 215

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 2 (TrT Δ 5). c.1670s.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

British Library, Add. MS 63054, f. 9r-v.

The Stone (‘When Bloody Amalock an Inroad made’)

*TrT 215.5

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 1.8. c.1670.

Folger, MS V.a.70, pp. 37-9.

Supplication (‘Come Holy Ghost, Eternal God inspire’)

See TrT 118.

A Sweet & Sacred Reflexion (‘How Great Almighty Power is to me!’)

See TrT 43.

‘The Living waters yt revive’

Unpublished.

TrT 216

Century IV, meditation 68.

In: the MS described under TrT 38 (TrT Δ 8). c.1660-5.

Yale, Osborn MS b 308, pp. 219-20 [ff. 84r-v].

The 10. Comandmts (‘The moral Law a Gospel did implie’)

Unpublished?

*TrT 216.5

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 1.8. c.1670.

Folger, MS V.a.70, pp. 42-5.

‘This book unto the friend of my best friend’

First published in Dobell (1908), p. 2. Margoliouth, I, 2. Ridler, p. 166.

*TrT 217

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 1 (TrT Δ 2).

Edited from this MS by editors.

Bodleian, MS Eng. th. e. 50, f. 2.

Thoughts I (‘Ye brisk Divine & Living Things’)

First published in Dobell (1903), pp. 96-9. Margoliouth, II, 169-72. Ridler, pp. 61-4.

*TrT 218

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 50 (TrT Δ 1).

Edited from this MS by editors.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 42, f. 13r-v.

Thoughts II (‘A Delicate and Tender Thought’)

First published in Dobell (1903), pp. 100-2. Margoliouth, II, 172-3. Ridler, pp. 65-6.

*TrT 219

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 50 (TrT Δ 1).

Edited from this MS by editors.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 42, ff. 13v-14r.

Thoughts III (‘Thoughts are the Angels which we send abroad’)

First published in Dobell (1903), pp. 105-7. Margoliouth, II, 175-7. Ridler, pp. 67-9.

*TrT 220

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 50 (TrT Δ 1).

Edited from this MS by editors.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 42, f. 14v.

Thoughts IV (‘Thoughts are the Wings on which the Soul doth flie’)

First published in Dobell (1903), pp. 111-14. Margoliouth, II, 179-82. Ridler, pp. 72-4.

*TrT 221

Autograph, untitled but headed ‘In thy Presence there is fulness...’, headed in Philip Traherne's hand ‘—IV’.

In: the MS described under TrT 50 (TrT Δ 1).

Edited from this MS by editors.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 42, f. 15r-v.

Thy Turtle Doues O Lord to Dragons turn!

Unpublished.

TrT 222

Century II, meditation 17.

In: the MS described under TrT 38 (TrT Δ 8). c.1660-5.

Yale, Osborn MS b 308, pp. 64-6 [ff. 8v-9v].

‘'Tis use alone’

Untitled poem of six lines near the end of Chapter XXXI of The Kingdom of God. Ross, p. 431.

*TrT 222.5

Autograph.

In: the MS described under TrT 1.5. c.1660s-70.

Lambeth Palace Library, MS 1360, f. 300v.

‘To the same purpos. he not long before!’

First published, as part of On Leaping over the Moon (TrT 186), in Bell (1910), pp. 107-8. Margoliouth, II, 132. Ridler, pp. 120-1.

TrT 223

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS by editors.

British Library, Burney MS 392, pp. 107-8.

[The Triumph] (‘A life of Sabbaths here beneath!’)

See TrT 1.

‘True Reason answer all its Causes, Ends’

Untitled poem of 33 lines at the end of Chapter XXXVII of The Kingdom of God. Ross, pp. 446-7.

*TrT 223.5

Autograph.

In: the MS described under TrT 1.5. c.1660s-70.

Lambeth Palace Library, MS 1360, f. 335r-v.

‘Unto the Spring of Purest Life’

First published, as ‘Aspiration’, in Dobell (1903), pp. 134-7. Margoliouth, II, 200-2. Ridler, pp. 155-7.

This is an abridged adaptation apparently by Traherne of a translation of Pietro Damiani's hymn Ad Perennis Vitae Fontem.

*TrT 224

Autograph.

In: the MS described under TrT 118 (TrT Δ 3). c.1660-74.

Edited from this MS by editors.

Bodleian, MS Eng. th. e. 51, ff. 13v-14.

The Vail (‘This vail of Moses yt conceald ye Light’)

*TrT 224.5

Autograph, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 1.8. c.1670.

Folger, MS V.a.70, pp. 50-2.

Veni Creator Spiritus

See TrT 118.

The Vision (‘Flight is but the Preparative: The Sight’)

First published in Dobell (1903), pp. 20-2. Bell, pp. 16-18. Margoliouth, II, 26, 28. Ridler, pp. 15-17.

See also TrT 170 and TrT 192.

*TrT 225

Autograph, with revisions, a deleted annotation in Philip Traherne's hand ‘Adam. p. 12’.

In: the MS described under TrT 50 (TrT Δ 1).

Edited from this MS in Dobell, in Margoliouth, and in Ridler.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 42, f. 5r.

TrT 226

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne, here beginning ‘Flight is but the Praeparative: the Sight’.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS in Bell and in Margoliouth, II, 27, 29.

British Library, Burney MS 392, pp. 16-18.

Walking (‘To walk abroad is, not with Eys’)

First published in Bell (1910), pp. 111-13. Margoliouth, II, 135-6. Ridler, pp. 123-4.

TrT 227

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS by editors.

British Library, Burney MS 392, pp. 111-13.

‘Who made it first? Whome did this Lovly Thing?’

Untitled poem of 93 lines, in Chapter ?? of The Kingdom of God. First published

*TrT 227.5

Copy in: the MS described under TrT 1.5. c.1660s-70.

Lambeth Palace Library, MS 1360, ff. 339r-40r.

Wonder (‘How like an Angel came I down!’)

First published in Dobell (1903), pp. 4-7. Bell, pp. 3-5. Margoliouth, II, 6, 8, 10. Ridler, pp. 6-8.

*TrT 228

Autograph.

In: the MS described under TrT 50 (TrT Δ 1).

Edited from this MS in Dobell, in Margoliouth, and in Ridler. Facsimile of f. 2 in The Poetical Works of Thomas Traherne, ed. Gladys I. Wade (London, 1932), frontispiece.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 42, ff. 2r, 3v.

TrT 229

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS in Bell and in Margoliouth, II, 7, 9, 11.

British Library, Burney MS 392, pp. 3-5.

‘Words are but feeble Barren Things’

Unpublished.

TrT 230

Copy of four lines at the end of the First Century [meditation 100], probably lacking the beginning on preceding leaves now excised from the MS.

In: the MS described under TrT 38 (TrT Δ 8). c.1660-5.

Yale, Osborn MS b 308, p. 61 [f. 7].

The World (‘When Adam first did from his Dust arise’)

First published in Bell (1910), pp. 25-8. Margoliouth, II, 92-5. Ridler, pp. 83-6.

TrT 231

Copy in the hand of Philip Traherne.

In: the MS described under TrT 22 (TrT Δ 7). [after 1674].

Edited from this MS by editors.

British Library, Burney MS 392, pp. 25-8.

‘Ye hidden Nectars, which my God doth drink’

First published, as ‘[The Influx]’, in Dobell (1903), pp. 103-4. Margoliouth, II, 174-5. Ridler, pp. 66-7.

*TrT 232

Autograph, with revisions, headed in Bertram Dobell's hand ‘The Influx’.

In: the MS described under TrT 50 (TrT Δ 1).

Edited from this MS by editors.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 42, f. 14r.

‘Yee that Towers so much prize’

First published in Margoliouth (1958), II, 210-11. Ridler, p. 163.

*TrT 233

Autograph translation from Seneca, with revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 138 (TrT Δ 4). c.1655-early 1660s.

Edited from this MS by editors.

Bodleian, MS Lat. misc. f. 45, p. 375.

Prose

The Ficino Notebook

Unpublished.

*TrT 233.5

A predominantly autograph notebook by Thomas Traherne, in Latin prose throughout, inscribed by him (f. 1v) ‘Ex libris Tho Traherne’, 59 quarto leaves (plus a few blanks). Containing (f. 3r) a title-page (‘Platonis Philosophi Speculationes practicæ. A Marsilio Ficino breviter digestæ’) and table of contents (f. 4r), notes from Marsilio Ficino's life of Plato (ff. 5r-9v), epitomes of Plato and Pseudo-Plato (ff. 10r-45r), an anonymous life of Socrates (ff. 46r-57v), Ficino's ‘Argumentum’ to his translation of Hermes Trismegistus (f. 58r-v) and notes on eleven chapters of an anonymous ‘Stoicismus Christianus’ (f. 59r); with notes from Theophilus Gale's Court of the Gentiles, Part II (1670) added (ff. 57v, 59v) in the miniscule hand of an amanuensis (same as that in TrT Δ 1 and TrT Δ 5). Late 17th century.

The name ‘Elinor’ scribbled several times on f. 1v. Later owned by Dr Charles Burney (1757-1817), schoolmaster and book collector.

Recorded in Bell, p. xxx (who, however, thought the MS belonged not to the poet but to his nephew Thomas Traherne). Discussed in Carol Marks Sicherman, ‘Traherne's Ficino Notebook’, PBSA, 63 (1969), 73-81 (where the MS is questionably dated c.late 1660s). The extract from Gale's work (Book IV, chapter 1) also occurs, under the heading ‘Aristotle's Philosophy’, in TrT Δ 5. The MS cited in IELM, II.ii (1993) as TrT Δ 6.

British Library, Burney MS 126.

[Inducements to Retiredness]

First published in Ross, I (2005), 3-43.

*TrT 234

Autograph, untitled but introduced ‘In this Introduction ye pious Soul is Invited vnto Retiremt from ye World for ye better Introversion of Spirit to Considr & enioy those Divine Obiects heer prsented & delineated to it: For Everything Rests most Composedly in its Pper place & ye Soul of Man is not in its Pper place till it be sweetly disposed and Composed for Divine Enioyments’.

In: the MS described under TrT 1.5. c.1660s-70.

Edited from this MS in Ross, with a facsimile of f. 11r as Plate I on p. 4.

Lambeth Palace Library, MS 1360, ff. 1r-14r.

The Kingdom of God

First published in Ross, I (2005), 253-503.

*TrT 235

An untitled draft version, in an unidentified hand, of the first two chapters, headed ‘Cap. i Of GODS Kingdome: yt it is but one Monarchy, the Consisting of several Territories. A Digression concerning its Incomprhensibileness’, with deletions, revisions, sidenotes and much underlining in a second hand, inscribed ‘See after 24 leavs’, being a false start to the treatise entered in full later (TrT 236), ff. 126r-8r a fragment on love added by Traherne.

In: the MS described under TrT 1.5. c.1660s-70.

Edited from this MS in Ross, pp. 555-64 (and textual emendations listed pp. 565-6), with a facsimile of ff. 125v-6r on p. 556.

Lambeth Palace Library, MS 1360, ff. 124r-8r.

*TrT 236

A working manuscript of the whole treatise, in two unidentified hands or variant of Traherne's hand, in 42 chapters, with sidenotes, and with numerous autograph deletions, revisions, and underlining.

In: the MS described under TrT 1.5. c.1660s-70.

Edited from this MS in Ross, pp. 253-503, with textual emendations listed on pp. 504-53.

Lambeth Palace Library, MS 1360, ff. 148r-366r.

The Introduction [to The Ceremonial Law]

An Introduction, beginning ‘Two thousand yeers before my Savior came, In Hieroglyphick Laws I see His Name...’.

*TrT 236.5

Autograph, headed ‘The Ceremonial Law / The Introduction’.

In: the MS described under TrT 1.8. c.1670.

Folger, MS V.a.70, pp. 1-2.

Seeds of Eternity or The Nature of the Soul in which Everlasting Powers are Prepared

First published in Ross, I (2005), 232-52.

*TrT 237

Autograph draft, with a title-page, with many deletions and revisions.

In: the MS described under TrT 1.5. c.1660s-70.

Edited from this MS in Ross, with a facsimile of ff. 140v-1r as Plate III on p. 232.

Lambeth Palace Library, MS 1360, ff. 134r-44r.

A Sober View if Dr Twisses his Considerations

First published in Ross, I (2005), 45-230.

*TrT 238

Autograph draft, starting with eight lines (beginning ‘Christ died for ye whole World...’) and headed (f. 22r) ‘A Sober View of Dr Twisses his Considerations. Wth a compleat Disquisition of Dr Hammonds Letter to Dr Sanderson. And a Prospect of all their Opinions Concerning GODs Decrees’, with many deletions and underlinings and with sidenotes.

In: the MS described under TrT 1.5. c.1660s-70.

Edited from this MS in Ross, with a facsimile of f. 44r as Plate II on p. 47.

Lambeth Palace Library, MS 1360, ff. 21v-120r.

Document(s)

Document(s)

*TrT 239

Autograph Declaration or Acknowledgement signed by Traherne (‘Tho: Traherne’), five lines in all, 18 August 1662, on the Subscription Roll for 1662. 1662.

Herefordshire Record Office, [no shelfmark].

*TrT 240

Autograph annual report, being ‘A True copy of ye register Book of ye Parish of Credenhill Anno Dom. 1662’, nineteen lines in all, signed by ‘George Gwillim Ch. Warden’, post 30 March 1663, in the Bishops Transcript for 1662. 1662-3.

Herefordshire Record Office, [no shelfmark].

*TrT 241

Autograph annual report, being extracts from the ‘Credenhill Register An° 1663’, eleven lines in all, signed by ‘George Gwillim Churchwarden’, in the Bishops Transcript for 1663. 1663.

Herefordshire Record Office, [no shelfmark].

*TrT 242

Autograph annual report, being ‘A Copy of Credenhill Register for ye yeer of our Lord 1664’, signed by Traherne (‘Tho Traherne Rector’), six lines in all, on the Bishops Transcript for 1664. 1664.

Herefordshire Record Office, [no shelfmark].

*TrT 243

Autograph annual report, being ‘An Extract or Copy of ye Register Book in Credenhill Anno. 1665…’, signed by Traherne (‘Tho Traherne Rr’), eight lines in all, on the Bishops Transcript for 1665. 1665.

Herefordshire Record Office, [no shelfmark].

*TrT 244

Churchwardens' Presentment to the Articles of Enquiry, the text in the hand of a churchwarden and signed by Traherne, (‘Tho. Traherne’), ante 15 June 1666. 1666.

Herefordshire Record Office, Registrars Files 1666/36.

*TrT 245

Churchwardens' Presentment to the Articles of Enquiry, the text in the hand of a churchwarden and signed by Traherne (‘Tho. Traherne Rector’), 18 April 1667. Inter alia, this presentment states: ‘The Minister or Parson of or Church and Rectorie is Mr Thomas Trehearne, a goo[d] and Godlie man well Learned, a vniversitie man, Episcopally ordayned, and a good Preacher of gods word and a [very inserted out of place] devout liver…’. 1667.

Herefordshire Record Office, Registrars Files 1667/349.

*TrT 246

A brief autograph letter (six lines) signed by Traherne (‘Tho. Traherne’), to Mr Staverton at Leominster (the address also autograph), requesting a copy of a will for ‘This Bearer, my Servant’, 29 March 1669. 1669.

Herefordshire Record Office, Registrars Files 1669/136(a).

*TrT 247

Annual report, being ‘A true note & coppy of the Register Booke of all the psons Buried and Baptized in…1668’, chiefly in the hand of a churchwarden, the last two lines in Traherne's hand and with his largely faded signature, 22 April 1669, in the Bishops Transcript for 1668. 1669.

Herefordshire Record Office, [no shelfmark].

*TrT 248

Autograph testimony signed by Traherne (‘Tho. Traherne. Rector. Cred.’), five lines in all, witnessing to the performance of a penance for incest by Thomas Lewis, 29 August 1669. 1669.

Herefordshire Record Office, Registrars Files 1669/148.

*TrT 249

Churchwardens' Presentment to the Articles of Enquiry, being a series of answers entirely in Traherne's hand, 38 lines in all, (reporting inter alia, that ‘all things are well; only we want…a Register book in Parchmt…we have already a Register book in paper…’), 1671. 1671.

Herefordshire Record Office, Registrars Files 1671/340.

*TrT 250

Annual report, being extracts from the parish register, largely in the hand of a churchwarden, the heading (‘Credenhill Parish An. Dom. 1672’) and possibly an insertion in the first line in Traherne's hand and signed by him (‘Tho Traherne Rector’), in the Bishops Transcript for 1672. 1672.

Herefordshire Record Office, [no shelfmark].

*TrT 251

Autograph signature of Traherne (‘Tho. Traherne’)as witness to the will of his patron, Sir Orlando Bridgeman, 19 February 1673/4, proved 15 July 1674. A registered copy (unsigned) is PROB 11/345/83. 1674.

Recorded in Gladys Wade, Thomas Traherne (Princeton, 1944), p. 103.

National Archives, Kew, PROB 10/1059.

Will

TrT 252

Traherne's noncupative will, bequeathing, among other things, ‘All my books…to my brother Phillip’, drawn up after his death and witnessed by Alice Coxson, Mary Linum, John Berdoe and K. Digby Jr, 27 September 1674, proved 22 October 1674.

National Archives, Kew, PROB 10/1061.

TrT 253

A registered copy of Traherne's noncupative will, 27 September 1674, proved 22 October 1674. c.1674.

Edited from this copy in Dobell (1903), pp. 167-8. Reprinted in Margoliouth, I, xxvi-xxvii.

National Archives, Kew, PROB 11/346/119.