Edmund Waller (1606–1687)

Verse

Poems by Waller Published no later than 1711

À la Malade (‘Ah, lovely Amoret! the care’)

First published in Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 85-6.

WaE 1

Copy in: A quarto volume of 75 poems by Edmund Waller, in a single professional hand, 76 leaves (ff. 43r-76v blank), in vellum gilt, with remains of ties. With (f. 1r-v) a prose dedication ‘To the Queene’ (Henrietta Maria), an entry on f. 42v in a later hand, and f. 76v with scribbled date ‘14 of Jvne 1665’. c.1640s.

Covers inscribed on the inside at various times ‘Gentilles Colte her Book’, ‘Th Whitfield Septbr. 18: 1764’ and ‘b[ough]t at Woodcoates sale’. Later owned by Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), manuscript and book collector: Phillipps MS 7004). Sotheby's, 24 April 1911. lot 844. Colbeck, Radford & Co., ‘The Ingatherer’, No. 24 (June 1932), item 221. Sold by P.J. and A.E. Dobell in 1936.

Reduced facsimile of ff. 1r-41v in Poems 1645 (1971). Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993), as the ‘Colte MS’: WaE Δ 1.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, f. 23v.

WaE 2

Copy in: A folio volume of 50 poems by Edmund Waller, in a single professional hand, viii + 104 pages (pp. 82-92 blank and pp. 93-7 bound-in separately), in vellum. Some annotations and scribbling in an 18th-century hand; the volume now imperfect, the bottom corner of virtually every page mutilated probably by rodents. c.1640s.

Later owned by the Rev. Richard Rawlinson (1690-1755).

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993) as ‘Rawlinson MS’: WaE Δ 2.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 174, pp. 45-6.

WaE 2.5

Copy in: A folio volume of 73 poems by Edmund Waller, in an accomplished professional mixed hand, a few songs, with music, added at the end probably partly in another hand, x + 124 leaves, in calf gilt.

Inscribed (f. 48r) ‘Robert Binnes’ and (on a rear flyleaf) ‘John Brownlowe’: i.e. very probably Sir John Brownlowe (1659-97), the builder of Belton House, the phrase ex dono deleted. The MS discovered by Dr Peter Hoare in the 1990s.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], f. 29r-v.

WaE 3

Copy in: A folio volume comprising 60 poems by Edmund Waller, in a single probably non-professional hand, showing variations of style, 46 leaves (plus c.30 blanks) imperfect at the beginning, in calf. c.1640s.

Inscriptions on flyleaves including ‘Gyfford’; ‘we went to london the 13 of Aprill and came home the 23 of June 1687’; ‘Mary Stane Anno Dom: 1747: December 8th’; and, on f. 3r, ‘Suf folk’. Offered for sale in Percy Dobell's Catalogue of an Important Collection of Poetical Manuscripts (1927), p. 10. At some time lot 2124 in a [?]Sotheby's sale. Later owned by John Maynard Keynes, Baron Keynes (1883-1946), economist.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993) as the ‘Keynes MS’: WaE Δ 3.

King's College, Cambridge, Keynes MS 90, f. 24r.

WaE 4

Copy in: A folio volume of 65 poems by Edmund Waller, in a professional hand, an anonymous poem in a different style of hand on pp. 104-6, and three poems by others added in yet another, probably Scottish, hand on pp. 2 and 106-9, 110 pages, in contemporary red morocco gilt, with the armorial bookplate of the Earl of Breadalbane. c.1640s.

The first page inscribed ‘The Book belongeth to Jn Campbelly [i.e. John Campbell] Janwarie: 3: 1657’ in a hand probably responsible for a couplet on p. 110. The volume may have belonged originally to Sir John Campbell, tenth Laird of Glenorchy (d. 1686), and evidently owned by his son, John Campbell (1635-1717), first Earl of Breadalbane, one of the most powerful of the Highland chiefs, who on 17 December 1657 married Lady Mary Rich (grand-daughter of Penelope Rich, Sidney's ‘Stella’; Lady Mary's father being Henry, first Earl of Holland who was executed by Parliament in 1649). The Earls of Breadalbane were also related to Waller's friend, Lady Isabella Thynne. Later owned, in 1927, by John Grant Jr, and in 1934 by Roswell G. Ham (1891-1983), scholar. Bearing an early pressmark and sold at some time by Sanders & Co., Oxford. Formerly MS Vault Sect. 10, Drawer 3, Waller Poems.

The MS exhibited at the Bodleian Library, 16-28 June 1930: see Proceedings & Papers of the Oxford Bibliographical Society, 2 (1927-30), p. 213. Cited in IELM, II.i (1993) as the ‘Breadalbane MS’: WaE Δ 5.

Yale, Gen MSS Misc Group 2759, Item V-1, pp. 89-90.

WaE 5

Copy, untitled.

In: A folio verse miscellany, comprising nearly 250 poems, in five hands, vii + 135 leaves (with a modern index), in contemporary calf gilt (rebacked), with remains of clasps. Including 16 poems (plus second copies of two) by Carew, 19 poems by or attributed to Herrick (and second copies of six of them), 23 poems (plus second copies of two and four of doubtful authorship) by Randolph, 18 poems (plus two of doubtful authorship) by Strode, and eleven poems by Waller. c.1630s-40s.

Inscribed on a flyleaf ‘Peeter Daniell’ and his initials stamped on both covers. Later scribbling including the names ‘Thomas Gardinor’, ‘James Leigh’ and ‘Pettrus Romell’. Owned in 1780 by one ‘A. B.’ when it was given to Thomas Percy (1768-1808), later Bishop of Dromore. Sotheby's, 29 April 1884 (Percy sale), lot 1. Acquired from Quaritch, 1957.

Cited in IELM, II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Daniell MS’: CwT Δ 5, HeR Δ 2, RnT Δ 1, StW Δ 5, WaE Δ 9. Briefly discussed in Margaret Crum, ‘An Unpublished Fragment of Verse by Herrick’, RES, NS 11 (1960), 186-9. A facsimile of f. 22v in Marcy L. North, ‘Amateur Compilers, Scribal Labour, and the Contents of Early Modern Poetic Miscellanies’, EMS, 16 (2011), 82-111 (p. 106). Betagraphs of the watermark in f. 65 in Ted-Larry Pebworth, ‘Towards a Taxonomy of Watermarks’, in Puzzles in Paper: Concepts in Historical Watermarks, ed. Daniel W. Mosser, Michael Saffle and Ernest W. Sullivan, II (London, 2000), pp. 229-42 (p. 241).

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 50, f. 123r.

WaE 5.5

Copy in: A folio verse miscellany, comprising 162 poems in English, in a single hand, 273 pages, in brown morocco gilt. c.late 1640s.

Formerly (before 1686) in the Palatine Library at Heidelberg. Possibly acquired by Charles Louis (1617-80), Elector Palatine, while at the English court of his uncle, Charles I, from 1635 to 1649.

This volume discovered, and announced in the TLS, 23 July 2010, pp. 14-15, by June Schleuter and Paul Schleuter.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, pp. 155-6.

WaE 6

Copy in: An octavo verse miscellany, 58 leaves, in modern calf gilt. Including 39 poems by Waller on ff. 20v-36r; poems on ff. 1-52v in a single neat, possibly feminine, hand; poems on ff. 53-8v added later in another hand. Early 18th century.

Sotheby's, 21 July 1970, lot 652.

Cited in IELM, II.ii, as the ‘Brotherton MS’: WaE Δ 14.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt 36, f. 28r.

WaE 6.5

MS alterations to the printed text.

In: Exemplum of the ‘Third’ printed edition of Waller's Poems (8°: London, 1668) extensively annotated by Francis Atterbury (1662-1732), Bishop of Rochester, including his rewriting of many poems, a blank page at the beginning annotated in an unidentified hand; pages 49-51 with a note on the irregularities of Waller's verse; the last blank page with other notes on Waller by Atterbury (‘Waller commends no Poet of his times that was in any degree a Rival to him...’) and by an unidentified hand (?Neve). c.1721.

The volume briefly described in H.C. Beeching, Francis Atterbury (1909), pp. 227-31.

Westminster Abbey, CB 67, pp. 114-16.

WaE 7

MS alterations to the printed text.

In: Exemplum of the ‘Fifth’ edition of Waller's Poems (8°: London, 1686) extensively annotated in MS throughout by ‘P.N.’ [i.e. Philip Neve]. Exemplum of the ‘Fifth’ edition of Waller's Poems (8°: London, 1686) extensively annotated in MS throughout by ‘P.N.’ [i.e. Philip Neve], who records in a MS preface dated July 1788 that his notes (to p. 238) ‘that are written in the same hand as the 3 following pages are transcribed from B[isho]p Atterbury's Copy [i.e. that of Francis Atterbury (1662-1732), Bishop of Rochester] who wrote with Waller's MS before him, as appears at p. 230 (see WaE 371). The B[isho]p either made his Remarks in a Copy of the 3d. Edition, published in 1668 — or the MS he consulted was what Waller had corrected for that Edition — as the Notes &c. go to the very page where that Edition ends. How far in his Alterations Atterbury followed the MS it is fruitless to enquire — very improbably throughout’. The notes record variant readings and alterations for 53 poems in the volume (each of which is given a separate entry below). A selection of these MS readings is listed in Deas, pp. 321-4. c.1788.

The volume with Atterbury's notes and emendations that are copied here can be identified as that in Westminster Abbey (CB 67).

At the end of the volume (on pp. 307-10) are MS copies by Neve of two further poems by Waller [see WaE 417, WaE 780-1] transcribed from an independent [and now unlocated] ‘very antient Ms which contains most of Waller's other Pieces, written before 1645, tho' none afterwards’, as well as poems by Lord Herbert of Cherbury, Sir John Suckling and Thomas Carew, and this ‘Ancient Ms’ is also cited as the source for some MS lines and alterations inserted by Neve in the printed text of poems on pp. 27-8 and 30-3. Neve records three poems by Waller from the same source in his Cursory Remarks on some of the Antient English Poets, particularly Milton (London, 1789), pp. 70-2 [see WaE 103, WaE 532, WaE 780-1]. It is possibly from this source that Neve also derived the text of ‘a few hitherto unprinted Verses of Waller’ which he sent to George Steevens on 14 April 1789, as is witnessed by his accompanying letter of that date in the Folger (MS C. b. 10(116)). For one other, unrelated, MS of the 17th-century verse once owned by Neve, see DnJ Δ 33.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993) as the ‘Atterbury-Neve volume’: WaE Δ 15. For Neve's alterations in the accompanying exemplum of The Seconde Part of Mr. Waller's Poems (London, 1690), see WaE 377. NB. The preface printed in this edition was almost certainly written by Francis Atterbury. According to a MS note by the publisher Jacob Tonson in an unlocated exemplum last recorded in 1891, Atterbury was also responsible for printing the poems published for Tonson in The Maid's Tragedy Altered. With some other Pieces by Edmund Waller (London, 1690), his source being ‘a Manuscript Copy of them’ borrowed by Atterbury ‘of Dr. Birch’ [i.e. Dr Peter Birch (1652?-1710), Chaplain to the House of Commons, who married Waller's daughter Mary]: see Thorn-Drury, II, 150-1; a note by J.T.Y. in N&Q, 7th Ser. 11 (4 April 1891), 266-7; and also Life (1711), p. xl.

Folkestone Williams further records that Atterbury used an exemplum of the ‘Third’ edition of Waller's Poems (1668), ‘probably during his college career’, containing ‘numerous corrections by him’ and that Atterbury ‘compiled a collection of select passages [from Waller] still in his handwriting’ (Memoirs and Correspondence of Francis Atterbury, D.D., 2 vols (London, 1869), I, 48). For other evidence of Atterbury's association with Waller, see WaE Δ 6.

British Library, C.28.c.12 (1), pp. 114-16.

An Apology for having Loved before (‘They that never had the use’)

First published in Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 120-1.

WaE 8

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, ff. 40v-1r.

WaE 8.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], ff. 63v-4r.

WaE 9

Copy, in Lawes's musical setting, untitled and with the third stanza first (here beginning ‘To man that was i'th Eu'ninge made’).

In: A large folio volume of autograph vocal music by Henry Lawes (1596-1662), ix + 184 leaves, in modern black morocco gilt. Comprising over 300 songs and musical dialogues by Lawes, probably written over an extended period (c.1626-62) in preparation for his eventual publications, including settings of 38 poems by Carew, fourteen poems by or attributed to Herrick, and fifteen by Waller. Mid-17th century.

Bookplates of William Gostling (1696-1777), antiquary and topographer; of Robert Smith, of 3 St Paul's Churchyard; and of Stephen Groombridge, FRS (1755-1832), astronomer. Later owned, until 1966, by Miss Naomi D. Church, of Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. Formerly British Library Loan MS 35.

Recorded in IELM, II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Henry Lawes MS’: CwT Δ 16; HeR Δ 3; WaE Δ 11. Discussed, with facsimile examples, in Pamela J. Willetts, The Henry Lawes Manuscript (London, 1969). Facsimiles of ff. 42r, 78r, 80r, 84r, 111r and 169r in The Poems and Masques of Aurelian Townshend, ed. Cedric C. Brown (Reading, 1983), pp. 59, 60, 62, 64, 66 and 117. Also discussed in Willa McClung Evans, Henry Lawes: Musician and Friend of Poets (New York and London, 1941), and elsewhere. A complete facsimile of the volume in English Song 1600-1675, ed. Elise Bickford Jorgens, Vol. 3 (New York & London, 1986).

British Library, Add. MS 53723, ff. 131v-2r.

WaE 9.5

Copy, here beginning ‘They who never knew the use’.

In: the MS described under WaE 5.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, pp. 65-7.

WaE 10

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 6 (WaE Δ 14). Early 18th century.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt 36, f. 28v.

WaE 10.5

Copious MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 6.5. c.1721.

Westminster Abbey, CB 67, pp. 152-4.

WaE 11

Extensive MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 7 (WaE Δ 15). c.1788.

British Library, C.28.c.12 (1), pp. 152-4.

The Apology of Sleep (‘My charge it is those breaches to repair’)

First published in Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 80-1.

WaE 12

Copy headed ‘The Apologie of Somnus for not approaching the Ladie whoe can doe any thing but sleepe when she pleaseth’.

In: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, ff. 20v-1r.

WaE 13

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2 (WaE Δ 2). c.1640s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 174, pp. 23-4.

WaE 13.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], ff. 11r-12r.

WaE 14

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 3 (WaE Δ 3). c.1640s.

King's College, Cambridge, Keynes MS 90, f. 9r-v.

WaE 14.5

Copy, headed ‘The Apologie of sleep for not approaching ye Lady who can doe any thing but sleep when she pleaseth’.

In: the MS described under WaE 5.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, pp. 198-200.

WaE 15

Copy, headed ‘The Apology of Sleepe for not approaching the Lady who can doe any thing butt sleepe when shee pleaseth’, with alterations in another hand.

In: A folio volume of 51 poems by Edmund Waller, in a probably professional hand, with alterations in another hand (possibly collations with one of the editions of 1645), 149 pages, imperfect (pp. 49-50, 55-6, 61-2 and most of pp. 57-8 excised), in calf. On pp. 1-3, in the hand of the main scribe, is a prose dedication ‘To the Queene [Henrietta Maria]’ and, on pp. 147-9, another ‘To my Lady Sophia’ [‘Bartie—ye earle of Linseys Daughter’ added in another hand], and four poems by other writers added in yet another hand on pp. 122-46. c.1640s.

The volume purchased by a later member of the Waller family, in 1868, from the London bookseller F.S. Ellis, who notes in an enclosed letter (dated 20 August 1868) that he bought it from William Carew Hazlitt (1834-1813), bibliographer and writer, who had bought it in ‘a miscellaneous sale of books & furniture at Robinson's Rooms in Bond St. some eight or ten years since’. In another enclosed letter (dated 3 August 1868) Ellis expresses the wholly erroneous view that ‘some of the corrections are his [Waller's]… and …the whole was written under his eye — the writing is certainly identical with that of the dedication in the volume of his poems in the British Museum, addressed to the Duchess of York’ [WaE 610, WaE 688]. The volume was owned in 1893 by Mr Waller, of Farmington Lodge, Northleach.

Cited in IELM, II.ii, as the Hazlitt MS: WaE Δ 4. Recorded in Thorn-Drury and the dedication ‘To the Queene’ printed (I, vi-vii).

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], pp. 27-8.

WaE 16

Copy, headed ‘The Apologye of Somnus for not aproaching the Lady who can doe any thinge but sleepe when she pleaseth’.

In: the MS described under WaE 4 (WaE Δ 5). c.1640s.

Yale, Gen MSS Misc Group 2759, Item V-1, pp. 43-4.

WaE 16.5

MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 6.5. c.1721.

Westminster Abbey, CB 67, pp. 91-3.

WaE 17

MS alterations and deletions to the printed text, with five lines written on an inserted slip.

In: the MS described under WaE 7 (WaE Δ 15). c.1788.

British Library, C.28.c.12 (1), pp. 91-3.

At Penshurst (‘Had Sacharissa lived when mortals made’)

First published in Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 46-7.

WaE 18

Copy, here beginning ‘Had Dorothea liv'd, when mortalls made’.

In: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, f. 11v.

WaE 18.2

Copy, here beginning ‘Had Dorothea liu'd when Mortalls made’.

In: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], ff. 18v-19v.

WaE 18.8

MS annotations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 6.5. c.1721.

Westminster Abbey, CB 67, pp. 96-7.

WaE 19

Copy, headed ‘Another of the same’ and here beginning ‘Had Dorothea liu'd when Mortalls made’, subscribed with a note in a late 17th-century hand ‘In the printed copy follow these lines…’ and the text of four lines (lines 17-20) copied and marked for insertion after line 16.

In: the MS described under WaE 2 (WaE Δ 2). c.1640s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 174, pp. 32-3.

WaE 20

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 3 (WaE Δ 3). c.1640s.

King's College, Cambridge, Keynes MS 90, f. 15r-v.

WaE 20.5

Copy, here beginning ‘Had Dorothæa liv'd when mortally made’.

In: the MS described under WaE 5.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, pp. 175-7.

WaE 21

Copy, with an alteration in another hand.

In: the MS described under WaE 15 (WaE Δ 4). c.1640s.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], pp. 40-1.

WaE 22

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 4 (WaE Δ 5). c.1640s.

Yale, Gen MSS Misc Group 2759, Item V-1, pp. 54-5.

At Penshurst (‘While in the park I sing, the listening deer’)

First published in Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 64-5.

WaE 23

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, ff. 22v-3r.

WaE 24

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2 (WaE Δ 2). c.1640s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 174, pp. 30-2.

WaE 24.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], ff. 17v-18v.

WaE 25

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 3 (WaE Δ 3). c.1640s.

King's College, Cambridge, Keynes MS 90, ff. 14v-15r.

WaE 25.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 5.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, pp. 177-9.

WaE 26

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 15 (WaE Δ 4). c.1640s.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], pp. 38-40.

WaE 27

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 4 (WaE Δ 5). c.1640s.

Yale, Gen MSS Misc Group 2759, Item V-1, pp. 52-3.

WaE 28

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 6 (WaE Δ 14). Early 18th century.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt 36, ff. 26v-7r.

WaE 28.5

MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 6.5. c.1721.

Westminster Abbey, CB 67, pp. 93-6.

WaE 29

MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 7 (WaE Δ 15). c.1788.

British Library, C.28.c.12 (1), pp. 93-6.

The Battle of the Summer Islands (‘Aid me, Bellona! while the dreadful fight’)

First published in Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 66-74.

WaE 30

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, ff. 29r-32r.

WaE 30.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], ff. 40v-6r.

WaE 31

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 3 (WaE Δ 3). c.1640s.

King's College, Cambridge, Keynes MS 90, ff. 33r-7r.

WaE 31.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 5.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, pp. 124-34.

WaE 32

Copy, with alterations and a line inserted in another hand.

In: the MS described under WaE 15 (WaE Δ 4). c.1640s.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], pp. 76-85.

WaE 33

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 4 (WaE Δ 5). c.1640s.

Yale, Gen MSS Misc Group 2759, Item V-1, pp. 13-21.

WaE 34

Copy in: An octavo verse miscellany, including nineteen poems by Waller (pp. 1-64), probably transcribed from printed sources, with an index, 318 pages. Compiled over a period, probably by the same person, at one of the English (? Benedictine) colleges in Douai, a later addition (p. 292) dated 1723. Early 18th century.

Bibliothèque Municipale, Douai, France, MS 788, pp. 30-9.

Behold the Brand of Beauty Tossed. A Song (‘Behold the brand of beauty tossed!’)

First published in Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 126.

WaE 35

Copy, headed ‘Songe’.

In: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, f. 4v.

WaE 35.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], ff. 54v-5r.

WaE 36

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2 (WaE Δ 2). c.1640s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 174, p. 75.

WaE 37

Copy, headed ‘Song’.

In: the MS described under WaE 3 (WaE Δ 3). c.1640s.

King's College, Cambridge, Keynes MS 90, f. 42v.

WaE 37.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 5.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, p. 111.

WaE 38

Copy, headed ‘Songe’.

In: the MS described under WaE 5 (WaE Δ 9). c.1630s-40s.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 50, f. 124r.

WaE 38.5

Title added in MS to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 6.5. c.1721.

Westminster Abbey, CB 67, pp. 103-4.

The Bud (‘Lately on yonder swelling bush’)

First published in Wits Recreations (London, 1645). Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 98. A musical setting by Henry Lawes published in Ayres and Dialogues (London, 1653).

WaE 39

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, f. 37r.

WaE 39.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], f. 53r-v.

WaE 40

Copy, in Lawes's musical setting, untitled.

In: the MS described under WaE 9 (WaE Δ 11). Mid-17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 53723, f. 87r.

WaE 40.5

MS alterations and deletions to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 6.5. c.1721.

Westminster Abbey, CB 67, pp. 139-40.

WaE 41

MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 7 (WaE Δ 15). c.1788.

British Library, C.28.c.12 (1), pp. 139-40.

Chloris and Hylas (‘Hylas, oh Hylas! why sit we mute’)

First published, as ‘On the approaching Spring’, in Wits Recreations (London, 1645). Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 114-15.

WaE 42

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, ff. 38v-9r.

WaE 42.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], f. 60r-v.

WaE 43

Copy, with alterations in another hand.

In: the MS described under WaE 15 (WaE Δ 4). c.1640s.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], pp. 117-8.

WaE 44

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 4 (WaE Δ 5). c.1640s.

Yale, Gen MSS Misc Group 2759, Item V-1, pp. 87-8.

The Countess of Carlisle in Mourning (‘When from black clouds no part of sky is clear’)

First published in Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 22-3.

WaE 45

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, f. 22r-v.

WaE 46

Copy, here beginning ‘When from the blacke no part of skie is cleere’.

In: the MS described under WaE 2 (WaE Δ 2). c.1640s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 174, pp. 26-8.

WaE 46.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], ff. 14v-16v.

WaE 47

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 3 (WaE Δ 3). c.1640s.

King's College, Cambridge, Keynes MS 90, f. 12r-v.

WaE 47.5

Copy, headed ‘To ye Countesse of Carlisle in mourning’.

In: the MS described under WaE 5.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, pp. 179-80.

WaE 48

Copy, with alterations in another hand.

In: the MS described under WaE 15 (WaE Δ 4). c.1640s.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], pp. 30-2.

WaE 49

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 4 (WaE Δ 5). c.1640s.

Yale, Gen MSS Misc Group 2759, Item V-1, pp. 46-7.

WaE 50

Copy, headed ‘On a Lady in Mourning’.

In: the MS described under WaE 34. Early 18th century.

Bibliothèque Municipale, Douai, France, MS 788, pp. 47-8.

WaE 50.5

MS alteration to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 6.5. c.1721.

Westminster Abbey, CB 67, pp. 23-7.

WaE 51

MS alteration to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 7 (WaE Δ 15). c.1788.

British Library, C.28.c.12 (1), pp. 24-7.

The Country to My Lady of Carlisle (‘Madam, of all the sacred Muse inspired’)

First published in Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 21.

WaE 52

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, f. 21r-v.

WaE 52.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], ff. 15v-16v.

WaE 53

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2 (WaE Δ 2). c.1640s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 174, pp. 28-9.

WaE 54

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 3 (WaE Δ 3). c.1640s.

King's College, Cambridge, Keynes MS 90, f. 13r.

WaE 54.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 5.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, pp. 190-1.

WaE 55

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 15 (WaE Δ 4). c.1640s.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], pp. 29-30.

WaE 56

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 4 (WaE Δ 5). c.1640s.

Yale, Gen MSS Misc Group 2759, Item V-1, p. 45.

WaE 56.5

MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 6.5. c.1721.

Westminster Abbey, CB 67, pp. 23-4.

WaE 57

MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 7 (WaE Δ 15). c.1788.

British Library, C.28.c.12 (1), pp. 23-4.

An Epigram on a Painted Lady with Ill Teeth (‘Were men so dull they could not see’)

First published in Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, II, 3.

WaE 58

Copy in: An exemplum of the octavo ‘Fifth’ printed edition of Waller's Poems (London, 1686) with MS copies of ten further poems by him written on various pages in a single hand, varying in degrees of neatness, in contemporary calf. End of 17th century.

Scribbling (on the title-page and verso) including the names ‘Tho: Trevor’ and [?] Herbert Lloyd, and with the bookplate of ‘The Honble Tho: Trevor. Esqr’. A slip pasted on the calf cover bearing the name ‘Elianore Mary’ below the monogram ‘EMR’.

The bookplate is presumably that (between 1712 and 1730) of Thomas Trevor (c.1692-1753), second Baron Trevor of Bromham, son of Thomas, first Baron (1658-1730), Lord Chief Justice &c., whose grandfather was Edmund Waller's first cousin and neighbour, the statesman John Hampden (1594-1643). Later in the Oxford library of John Sparrow (1906-92), literary scholar and book collector. Christie's, 21 October 1992 (Sparrow sale), lot 288.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1997) as the ‘Trevor volume’: WaE Δ 16.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 94, the verso of the frontispiece.

Epilogue to the ‘Maid's Tragedy’. Spoken by the King (‘The fierce Melantius was content, you see’)

First published in The Second Part of Mr. Waller's Poems (London, 1690). The Maid's Tragedy Altered (London, 1690). Thorn-Drury, II, 98.

WaE 59

Copy, in the hand of one of Waller's daughters.

In: A quarto miscellany of chiefly verse, with some prose and French exercises, including at least seventeen poems by or attributed to Waller, as well as a complete transcript of The Maid's Tragedy Altered, in more than one hand, the predominant hand that of one of Waller's daughters, written from both ends, some of the ascriptions to ‘Mr Waller’ added later in a different hand, 100 unnumbered leaves (including stubs of some extracted leaves [ff. 9-13v, 7r-v rev., 27r-v rev., 35-6v rev.]), in calf. Including such association texts as ‘An Epistle to my father Ox: Sep: ye 17: 1667’ (f. [2v]), ‘On ye Wallers arms’ (f. [15v]), a letter [by Waller] to ‘my Dearest Neece’ (ff. [20-1]) followed by a letter to her ‘Honrd Uncle’ ascribed in another hand to ‘Lady Speake’ (f. 21r-v), and ‘The ffollowing line my ffather write…’ dated from ‘Hallbarn Aprill ye 11 1685’ (f. [33v]). c.1680s [-1700s].

Scribbling inside the covers and on the flyleaves including (several times) the name ‘Edmond Waller’ and ‘Edmund Waller his Bookes’: i.e. very probably the poet's son, Edmund Waller the Younger (1651-99). Pinned inside the cover is a receipt dated 29 September 1645 for money received from Anne Waller, the poet's mother (d. 1653), signed by Anne Darell and witnessed by John Ford and John Pepys.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993), as the Younger Waller MS: WaE Δ 7. Briefly recorded in Thorn-Drury and in Wikelund (1970), pp. 77-8.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], f. [24r-v rev.].

Epitaph on Sir George Speke (‘Under this stone lies vertue, youth’)

First published in Poems, ‘Fifth’ edition (London, 1686). Thorn-Drury, II, 107-8.

WaE 60

Copy in the hand of one of Waller's daughters.

In: A folio volume principally of poems, the majority (at least 20) by Edmund Waller, some probably by members of his family, 73 unnumbered leaves, in calf gilt. Including copies of various drafts, fragments and extracts, as well as poems by other writers such as Anne Wharton, Sir Charles Berkeley, Sir Thomas Higgons (including part of a play by him), Elizabeth Taylor (Lady Wythens, afterwards Lady Colepeper), ‘Ephelia’, George Granville, the Duke of Buckingham, Sir George Etherege, the Earl of Rochester, James Shirley, and Thomas Rymer, also extracts from Dryden and Davenant; almost entirely in the hand of one of Waller's daughters, with considerable variation of style; an apparently second, unidentified, hand copying verse and prose (‘Memoire…par le Sieur Lycelot…Le 9me de Decembre 1687’ and ‘Instructions to the Judges of Assize &c Lent 1687/8’) on ff. [23r, 62r-7v, 70v]; two of these leaves ([65r and 70v]) docketed in a later hand (after 1713) ‘The Handwriting of Dr Atterbury’ and ‘Bishp Atterbury’ [meaning perhaps copied from Atterbury's writing (see WaE Δ 15)]; a draft letter addressed (as is clear from the content) to Catherine, Lady Ranelagh (1614-91), sister of the ‘noble and learned…Mr [Robert] Boyle’, on f. [16v], enclosing ‘ffathers last verses’ [not specified], noting his reluctance to write anything for the forthcoming marriage of Princess Anne and Prince George of Denmark [which took place on 28 July 1684], and observing that he has ‘now consecrated his remayning facullty in vers to devotion’; a poem ‘Of his voyage vp the river to vissett’ (beginning ‘In my breast Eternall flames’) on f. [71r] ascribed to ‘Mrs M Waller’ (presumably Waller's second wife, Mary Bresse or Breaux, d. 1677); some scribbling and calculations on ff. 3r, 71v, 72v, 73v, a label on the spine erroneously identifying the volume as a compilation by Brian Fairfax (1637-1711). c.1693-8.

Later owned by Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1798-1872), manuscript and book collector: Phillipps MS 9096.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993) as the ‘Harvard MS’: WaE Δ 6.

Harvard, fMS Eng 602, f. [28r].

WaE 61

Copy, headed ‘An Epitaph on Sr. Geo: Speak, the good son and good mother exemplyfy'd’.

In: A folio verse miscellany, entitled ‘The Muse's Magazine, or Poeticall Miscelanies, in two parts’, in a single hand, 189 leaves. Including 27 poems by Cowley; eleven poems by Katherine Philips, evidently derived from printed sources; 10 poems by Rochester, as well as apocryphal items; twelve poems by Sedley, plus one of doubtful authorship; and 15 poems by Waller, evidently derived from printed sources. Early 18th century.

A note on a flyleaf relating to the bookseller John Dunton (1659-1733): ‘John Dunton His Book, for which Mr. Corbet at ye Addisons Head, accepted One Half Guinea in full Payment for it, as Witness my Hand, Hannah Rakley’. A note on f. 1: ‘Since I had transcrib'd this whole Book, I met with some state Poems of these later times, mostly since K. George's Accession to the Crown [1714] which I have here inserted, as a supplement to these state Poems which make a part of this Collection by themselves’. Date at the end of the volume: ‘1718’, and some notes on a flyleaf dated ‘1724’.

The ‘Mr. Corbet’ from whom Dunton purchased this MS was evidently the bookseller Thomas Corbett (fl. 1705-43), who ran his business at the Addison's Head, next to the Rose Tavern, without Temple Bar, from 1719 until his death in 1743. Neither Dunton nor Corbett are known to have used this MS for publication purposes.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993), as the ‘Dunton MS’: PsK Δ 8; RoJ Δ 4; SeC Δ 1; WaE Δ 10.

For John Dunton's career, see Stephen Parks, John Dunton and the English Book Trade: A Study of His Career with a Checklist of His Publications (New York & London, 1970).

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 173, ff. 154v-5r.

WaE 62

Copy on two pages.

In: Exemplum of the ‘Fourth’ printed edition of Waller's Poems (8°: London, 1682), accompanying The Second Part of Mr. Waller's Poems (London, 1690), 2 vols. With a collection of 21 poems, including nine by Waller, copied in MS on 47 blank pages at the end of the first volume in the hand of Elizabeth Moyle (afterwards Mrs Gregor), another poem at the very end added in a different hand; the printed text of the poems also containing a number of MS emendations, and some of the poems numbered in MS from 1 to 38. c.1686-90s.

The first volume inscribed as being a gift in 1684 by Sir Walter Moyle (d. 1701), M.P., of Bake, St Germans, Cornwall, to his daughter Elizabeth (afterwards Mrs Gregor), brother of the essayist and politician Walter Moyle (1672-1721).

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993) as the ‘Moyle Volume’: WaE Δ 17.

Yale, Osborn pb 110, Vol. 1, pp. [44-5].

WaE 63

Copy in: A quarto verse miscellany, in probably a single mixed hand varying over a period, entitled in another hand Recueil Choisi De Pieces fugitives En Vers Anglois, 214 pages, in modern calf. c.1713.

Afterwards owned by Charles de Beaumont, the Chevalière d'Éon (1728-1810). Later owned by Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872): Phillipps MS 9500. In the Shakespearian Library of Marsden J. Perry (1850-1935), industrialist, banker, and art and book collector, of Providence, Rhode Island. American Art Association, New York, 11-12 March 1936.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/16, pp. 78-9.

Epitaph on the Lady Sedley (‘Here lies the learned Savil's heir’)

First published in The Second Part of Mr. Waller's Poems (London, 1690). Thorn-Drury, II, 114-15.

Epitaph to be written under the Latin Inscription upon the Tomb of the only Son of the Lord Andover (‘'Tis fit the English reader should be told.’)

First published in Poems (London, 1664). Thorn-Drury, II, 63.

WaE 65

Copy, as ‘by Mr Edmond Waller’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, largely in one hand, with additions by others, written from both ends, material at the reverse end dated 1708-9, ii + 114 leaves, in 19th-century half-calf. Inscribed (f. [iir]), probably by the compiler, ‘Ex Libris Georgij Wright [b.1685/6] Sti Johannis Collegis Cantabrigiensis Alumni, Decimo quarto Junij. Annoq. Domini 1703’. c.1703-9.

Also inscribed (f.[iir]) ‘Mrs Frances Wright 1708’. A postal address on f. 95r (rev.) reads: ‘Direct to Margtt Borrett att Mrs. Borretts In Kirkby=stephen Westmoorland p brough bag _ These’.

Recorded in IELM, II.ii, as the Wright MS: WaE Δ 12.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 3. 76, f. 57v.

WaE 66

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 6 (WaE Δ 14). Early 18th century.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt 36, f. 32v.

WaE 67

Copy, untitled.

In: A quarto composite volume of antiquarian collections, epitaphs and monuments, in Latin and English, iv + 362 pages, in modern calf gilt. Early 18th century.

Bodleian, MS Willis 71, p. 148.

Epitaph Unfinished (‘Great soul! for whom Death will no longer stay’)

First published in The Second Part of Mr. Waller's Poems (London, 1690). Thorn-Drury, II, 116.

WaE 68

Copy of the last four lines in the hand of one of Waller's daughters, untitled and here beginning ‘Here beauty, youth, and Noble Virtue Shin'd’.

In: the MS described under WaE 60 (WaE Δ 6). c.1693-8.

Harvard, fMS Eng 602, f. [2v].

WaE 69

Copy, as ‘by ye same hand’ [i.e. Mr. Waller].

In: the MS described under WaE 63. c.1713.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/16, p. 79.

Fabula Phoebi et Daphnes (‘Arcadiae juvenis Thyrsis, Phoebique sacerdos’)

First published in Poems (London, 1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 53.

WaE 70

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, f. 35r.

WaE 70.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], ff. 34v-5r.

WaE 71

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 3 (WaE Δ 3). c.1640s.

King's College, Cambridge, Keynes MS 90, f. 28v.

WaE 71.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 5.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, p. 144.

The Fall (‘See! how the willing earth gave way’)

First published, as ‘The Reply’, in Wits Recreations (London, 1645). Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 96.

WaE 72

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, f. 36v.

WaE 72.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], f. 52r-v.

WaE 73

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2 (WaE Δ 2). c.1640s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 174, pp. 80-1.

WaE 73.5

Copy in: A large folio verse miscellany, headed (p. 1) ‘Poems on Severall Occasions’, 298 pages, in contemporary calf (rebacked). c.1735.

Harvard, fMS Eng 629, pp. 68-9.

WaE 74

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 3 (WaE Δ 3). c.1640s.

King's College, Cambridge, Keynes MS 90, ff. 45v-6r.

WaE 74.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 5.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, pp. 104-5.

WaE 75

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 4 (WaE Δ 5). c.1640s.

Yale, Gen MSS Misc Group 2759, Item V-1, p. 101.

WaE 76

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 61 (WaE Δ 10). Early 18th century.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 173, ff. 95v-6r.

For Drinking of Healths (‘And is antiquity of no more force!’)

First published, in an 18-line version beginning at line 7, ‘Let Bruits, and Vegetals that cannot think’, in Workes (1645). A 34-line version first published in Thorn-Drury (1893), pp. 89-90. Thorn-Drury (1904), I, 89-90.

WaE 77

Copy of the 18-line version.

In: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, f. 24r.

WaE 77.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], f. 51r-v.

WaE 78

Copy of the 18-line version.

In: the MS described under WaE 3 (WaE Δ 3). c.1640s.

King's College, Cambridge, Keynes MS 90, f. 41v.

WaE 78.5

Copy of the 18-line version beginning at line 7, here ‘Let brutes & vegetalls that cannot think’.

In: the MS described under WaE 5.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, pp. 113-14.

WaE 79

Copy of the 34-line version, headed ‘Ane answeare to on that write against Healths’, with alterations in another hand.

In: the MS described under WaE 15 (WaE Δ 4). c.1640s.

Edited from this MS in Thorn-Drury.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], pp. 85-7.

WaE 80

Copy of the 34-line version, headed ‘An Answere to one that did write against Healths’.

In: the MS described under WaE 4 (WaE Δ 5). c.1640s.

Yale, Gen MSS Misc Group 2759, Item V-1, pp. 21-3.

From a Child (‘Madam, as in some climes the warmer sun’)

First published in Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 94.

WaE 81

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, f. 21v.

WaE 82

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 6 (WaE Δ 14). Early 18th century.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt 36, f. 26v.

‘Go, lovely Rose’

First published, as ‘On the Rose’, in Wits Recreations (London, 1645). Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 128. Setting by Henry Lawes published in The Second Book of Ayres, and Dialogues (London, 1655).

WaE 83

Copy, headed ‘Songe’.

In: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, f. 24r-v.

WaE 83.2

Copy, headed ‘A Song’.

In: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], f. 55v-6r.

WaE 84

Copy, headed ‘Song’.

In: the MS described under WaE 2 (WaE Δ 2). c.1640s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 174, p. 76.

WaE 84.5

Copy in: A quarto verse miscellany, largely in one rounded hand, with later additions in other hands, 169 pages, in a marbled wrapper. c.1710-30s.

Among papers of the Knatchbull family, Barons Brabourne, of Mersham-le-Hatch, Kent.

Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, U951 Z24, p. 7.

WaE 85

Copy, headed ‘Song’.

In: the MS described under WaE 3 (WaE Δ 3). c.1640s.

King's College, Cambridge, Keynes MS 90, f. 43r.

WaE 85.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 5.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, pp. 109-10.

WaE 86

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 15 (WaE Δ 4). c.1640s.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], pp. 72-3.

WaE 87

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 4 (WaE Δ 5). c.1640s.

Yale, Gen MSS Misc Group 2759, Item V-1, pp. 9-10.

WaE 88

Copy, in Lawes's musical setting.

In: the MS described under WaE 9 (WaE Δ 11). Mid-17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 53723, f. 168r.

WaE 89

Copy, headed ‘Sending a Rose’.

In: A duodecimo miscellany of chiefly Restoration verse and drama, including thirteen poems by Waller and also extracts from 45 poems by Donne, the greater part in a single neat hand (also responsible for Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 4146), 241 pages (plus blanks). c.1690-1700.

Inscribed (on front pastedown and f. 133r) by one Peter Save and, in 1743, by one Joseph Butler.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993), as the ‘Save MS’: WaE Δ 13.

University of Illinois, 821.08/C737/17—, f. 70v.

WaE 89.5

Copy, in a musical setting, headed ‘Glee for four Voices’.

In: An oblong folio volume of part-songs, madrigals, glees, etc., the second in a set of three part books, in a single hand, 214 leaves, in 19th-century half-morocco. c.1780-1833.

Bookplate of Julian Marshall (1836-1903), music and print collector and writer.

British Library, Add. MS 31810, ff. 41r-4r.

WaE 89.7

Copy of a version.

In:

British Library, Add. MS 38554, ff. 85-92.

WaE 89.8

Copy of a version.

In: A composite volume of miscellaneous papers, in verse and prose, mainly in the hands of the Rev. Dr Philip Francis (1708-73), writer and translator, and his son Sir Philip Francis (1740-1818), politician and political writer, 477 leaves. Mid-18th century.

British Library, Add. MS 40757, f. 268r.

WaE 90

Copy, headed ‘Song’.

In: the MS described under WaE 6 (WaE Δ 14). Early 18th century.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt 36, ff. 23v-4r.

WaE 90.5

Copious MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 6.5. c.1721.

Cited in Beeching.

Westminster Abbey, CB 67, pp. 53-5.

WaE 91

MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 7 (WaE Δ 15). c.1788.

British Library, C.28.c.12 (1), pp. 53-5.

WaE 92

Copy, headed ‘To a Gentlewoman with a Rose’, subscribed ‘Ed. Waller’.

In: A duodecimo verse miscellany, in generally small mixed hands, ii + 40 leaves, in 19th-century embossed black leather. c.1640s.

Later owned by Thomas Rodd (1796-1849), bookseller; by Richard Heber (1774-1833), book collector; and by the Rev. Philip Bliss (1787-1857), antiquary and book collector. Sotheby's, 21 August 1858 (Bliss sale), lot 190.

British Library, Add. MS 22602, f. 15v.

In Answer to Sir John Suckling's Verses (‘Stay here, fond youth! and ask no more. be wise’)

First published in Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 116-19. The Works of Sir John Suckling: The Non-Dramatic Works, ed. Thomas Clayton (Oxford, 1971), pp. 181-3.

See also SuJ 5-10.

WaE 93

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971). Collated in Clayton.

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, ff. 39r-40r.

WaE 93.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], ff. 60v-2v.

WaE 94

Copy, headed A ‘Coppie of verses of Sr: John Succlings against fruition taken in peices & Answered by Mr: Waller’.

In: the MS described under WaE 4 (WaE Δ 5). c.1640s.

Yale, Gen MSS Misc Group 2759, Item V-1, pp. 90-3.

WaE 95

Copy of lines 1-39, headed ‘Against & For Fruition’.

In: A folio verse miscellany, including eleven poems by Carew, in a single professional secretary hand (adopting a different style on ff. 176r-8r), ii + 231 leaves (including numerous blanks), the date 1633 occurring on f. 55r. c.1630s.

The name Edward Michell inscribed later inside the rear cover. Afterwards owned by Richard Rawlinson (1690-1755).

Cited in IELM, II.i (1987), as the ‘Michell MS’: CwT Δ 8. Briefly discussed (in connection with the poem ‘Shall I die?’ attributed to Shakespeare) by Gary Taylor in The Sunday Times (24 November 1985, pp. 1, 3, with a facsimile example) and by Peter Beal in TLS (3 January 1986, p. 13); and see also letters on 24 January 1986, pp. 87-8.

This MS collated in Clayton.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 160, ff. 48v-9r.

In Answer to One who Writ against a Fair Lady (‘What fury has provoked thy wit to dare’)

First published, in a four-stanza version headed ‘In Answer to a libell against her, &c’, in Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 24-5.

WaE 96

Copy of a four-stanza version, headed ‘In Answer to &c.’.

In: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, f. 9r.

WaE 96.5

Copy of a four-stanza version headed ‘In Answer to a libell against her’.

In: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], f. 17r-v.

WaE 97

Copy, headed ‘In answeare to Etc:’.

In: the MS described under WaE 3 (WaE Δ 3). c.1640s.

King's College, Cambridge, Keynes MS 90, f. 14r.

WaE 97.5

Copy, headed ‘In answeare to etc’.

In: the MS described under WaE 5.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, pp. 192-3.

WaE 98

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under WaE 15 (WaE Δ 4). c.1640s.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], p. 33.

WaE 99

Copy, headed ‘In Answer to a Libell against her’.

In: the MS described under WaE 4 (WaE Δ 5). c.1640s.

Yale, Gen MSS Misc Group 2759, Item V-1, pp. 48-9.

WaE 99.5

MS alterations to the printed text and comments.

In: the MS described under WaE 6.5. c.1721.

Westminster Abbey, CB 67, pp. 27-8.

WaE 100

Extensive MS alterations to the printed text, with an inserted slip containing six lines in MS beginning ‘Tho' Ceres' child cod. not avoide the Rape’ to be inserted after line 12, subscribed ‘P.N.’ and ‘Antient Ms’ [i.e. these lines derived from Philip Neve's separate MS: see Introduction].

In: the MS described under WaE 7 (WaE Δ 15). c.1788.

British Library, C.28.c.12 (1), pp. 27-8.

WaE 101

Copy, untitled, subscribed ‘Waller’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in several hands, ii + 318 pages (pp. 103-290 largely blank). Including many poems by Sidney Godolphin (1610-43), poet and courtier, and associated with the circle of Lucius Cary (1609/10-1643), second Viscount Falkland, politician and author, of Great Tew, Oxfordshire. c.late 1630s-early 1640s.

The text of this MS given in Deas, pp. 324-5.

Bodleian, MS Malone 13, p. 16.

WaE 102

Copy, headed in another hand ‘By Mr Edward Waler. the answer’ [i.e. to a poem on Lady Carlisle by Roger Twysden, 1639].

In: A quarto miscellany, in several hands, written over a period, 80 leaves (plus 67 blanks and stubs of numerous extracted leaves), in contemporary vellum gilt. Compiled by or for Sir Henry Cholmley, brother of Sir Hugh Cholmley (1600-57), the ascription ‘by my brother Sr Hugh Cholmley’ (1600-57) inserted on f. 19r in a cursive hand responsible for entries on ff. 3r-12v, 15v-29r, 41r-v, 75v-7r, the contents including twelve poems by Thomas Carew and poems by members of the circle of Lucius Cary (1610?-43), second Viscount Falkland, of Great Tew, Oxfordshire, by the St Leger family of Ulcombe, Kent, and by Sir William Twysden of Kent. c.1624-41.

Later bookplate of Henry B. Humphrey.

Recorded in IELM, II.i (1987), as the ‘Cholmley MS’: CwT Δ 27.

Harvard, MS Eng 703, f. 67r-v.

WaE 103

Copy, with lines 13-18 concluding the poem.

In: ‘A MS made in the middle of the reign of Charles I. and before the first edition of Waller's poems’, containing ‘many of the original poems of Lord Herbert of Cherbury, Sir John Suckling, Thomas Carew and Waller, and each piece is carefully distinguised by the name of its author’.

Recorded in Philip Neve, Cursory Remarks on some of the Ancient English Poets, particularly Milton (London, 1789), p. 72.

The third stanza (lines 13-18, beginning ‘Though Ceres child could not avoid the rape’) edited from this MS in Neve, p. 71. Reprinted in Thorn-Drury.

Untraced, [Neve MS], [unspecified page numbers].

Instructions to a Painter (‘First draw the sea, that portion which between’)

First published as a broadside (London, 1665). Poems, ‘Third’ edition (London, 1668). Thorn-Drury, II, 48-59. See also Mary Tom Osborne, Advice-to-a-Painter Poems (Austin, Texas, 1949), pp. 26-7.

*WaE 104

Copy of the complete poem, in the hand of an amanuensis, with autograph revisions and two lines (75-6, on p. [3]) in the poet's hand, the last four lines added in yet another hand, on eleven pages of four pairs of conjugate folio leaves. Headed ‘Instructions to a Painter for the drawing of the Posture & Progresse of his Maties forces at Sea under the Command of His H: R: together with [a description of deleted] the Battel & victory obteynde ouer the Dutch 3 June 1665’, followed by thirteen lines in French beginning ‘Je suis vaincu du temps’, subscribed ‘Malherbe au Roy Henry le Grand’. c.1665.

Among papers of the Waller family.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark].

WaE 105

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 34. Early 18th century.

Bibliothèque Municipale, Douai, France, MS 788, pp. 2-16.

WaE 105.5

MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 6.5. c.1721.

Westminster Abbey, CB 67, pp. 202-21.

WaE 106

MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 7 (WaE Δ 15). c.1788.

British Library, C.28.c.12 (1), pp. 203-23.

WaE 107

Copy, headed ‘Instructions to a Painter for the drawing of a Picture of the State and Posture of the English Forces at Sea under the Command of His Highness Royal in the conclusion of the Year 1664’.

In: An exemplum of Waller's printed octavo Poems (London, 1664), with ‘twenty-four pages of closely written manuscript additions’, comprising five poems by Waller and additional lines for a sixth. Late 17th century?.

Once owned by Lieutenant-Colonel Francis Cunningham (1820-75), field engineer in the Madras Army (retired 1861) and afterwards editor of, and commentator on, Ben Jonson, Marlowe and Massinger. Cunningham's library was dispersed at Sotheby's, 17-21 July 1876, but no mention of this volume is made in the sale catalogue.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993), as the ‘Cunningham Volume’: WaE Δ 18. The volume is briefly discussed by Cunningham in ‘Waller's Poems’, N&Q, 3rd Ser. 9 (10 March 1866), 192-3.

Untraced, [Cunningham volum, [unspecified page numbers].

WaE 108

Copy in: An octavo miscellany of verse and drama, largely in a single small cursive hand, with later additions by one or two hands after p. 142, 185 pages (including blanks) plus a tipped-in leaf at the end, in brown calf. Late 17th century.

Sotheby's, 13 June 1870, lot 157, to James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1820-89), literary scholar and book collector; thence, on 5 July 1870, to Warwick Castle Library. Formerly Folger MS 3.4.

Folger, MS V.a.85, pp. 64-73.

WaE 109

With sixteen lines added at the end in MS for insertion on page 18, beginning ‘As those bold Gyants when they fought with Jove’ and subscribed ‘These lines should have come in immediatly before the foure last, but for a mistake in the Printing’.

In: Exemplum of the edition of 1666 of Instructions to a Painter, imperfect. Late 17th century.

Huntington, RB 123687, p. 19.

WaE 110

Copy, incomplete, dated ‘1664’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany of Scottish provenance, chiefly in a single cursive hand, written from both ends, including some shorthand, inscribed (f. 1r) ‘Incept. March. 23. 1652/3.’, 190 leaves, in old brown calf gilt (rebacked). c.1653-64.

Purchased c.1798.

National Library of Scotland, Adv. MS 19.3.4, ff. 142r-3v.

WaE 111

Copy in: A folio miscellany of poems on affairs of state entitled A Collection of Poems Sayters and Lampoones, 4178 pages (but a number excised). Late 17th century.

Front endpaper inscribed ‘Latchington 2 March 1787’. Later owned by Sir Thomas Phillipps (Phillipps MS 8303). At Yale formerly Chest II, Number 3.

Yale, Osborn MS fb 140, pp. 42-52.

The Lady Katherine Howards Voyage and Enterteynement, aboard the Triumph by the Earle of Northumberland he being then Lord High Admirall (‘Madame / Mixt with the Greatest, a Grand Day at Court’)

Firsr published, and attributed to Waller, in Timothy Raylor, ‘A new poem by Waller? Lady Katherine Howard, the Earl of Northumberland, and an Entertainment on board the Triumph’, EMS, 13 (2007), 211-31 (pp. 223-7). The attribution supported in John Burrows, ‘A Computational Approach to the Authorship of Lady Katherine Howard's Voyage’, EMS, 13 (2007), 232-49.

WaE 111.5

Copy, in an italic hand, untitled, on two conjugate folio leaves, imperfect and lacking a title. c.late 1630s.

In: A double-folio-size guardbook of separate verse MSS, in various hands and sizes, 43 leaves, in modern cloth.

Among the papers of Sir Joseph Williamson (1633-1701), but possibly derived in part from the Conway Papers: see Donne, Introduction.

Edited from this MS in Raylor, with a facsimile of the first page on p. 213.

National Archives, Kew, SP 9/51, ff. 39r-40v.

WaE 111.8

Copy, headed ‘The Lady Katherine Howards Voyage and Enterteynement, aboard the Triumph by the Earle of Northumberland he being then Lord High Admirall’.

In: A folio formal verse miscellany, in a single rounded hand, 259 pages (plus a three-page index), in modern boards. The contents, the latest of which (on pp. 203-7) can be dated to a marriage that took place in November 1656, reflect the taste of Interregnum Royalist sympathisers. c.Late 1650s.

Formerly in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), manuscript and book collector: Phillipps MS 4001. Sotheby's, 29 June 1946, lot 164, to Myers. Then in the library of Charles Kay Ogden (1889-1957), psychologist, linguist, and book collector.

This MS collated in Raylor, with a facsimile of p. 12 on p. 215.

University College London, MS Ogden 42, pp. 12-16.

Long and Short Life (‘Circles are praised, not that abound’)

First published in The Second Part of Mr. Waller's Poems (London, 1690). Thorn-Drury, II, 112.

WaE 112

Copy in the hand of one of Waller's daughters, headed ‘Argumentum’ and including four lines of prose.

In: the MS described under WaE 60 (WaE Δ 6). c.1693-8.

Harvard, fMS Eng 602, f. [23r].

WaE 113

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 58 (WaE Δ 16). End of 17th century.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 94, front paste-down.

WaE 113.5

Copy, headed ‘On Long and Short Life. By Mr Waller’.

In: A folio verse miscellany, in a single neat hand, with some rubrication, 122 pages, with an index, in contemporary marbled boards. With a title-page: ‘Poems on Various Subjects Extracted cheifly from the Works of Some of the Most Celebrated Poets Scribendo Disces MDCCXLVII’. 1747.

Yale, Osborn MS fc 60, p. 47.

Love's Farewell (‘Treading the path to nobler ends’)

First published in Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 93.

WaE 114

Copy, in Lawes's musical setting.

In: the MS described under WaE 9 (WaE Δ 11). Mid-17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 53723, ff. 178v-9r.

WaE 115

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 6 (WaE Δ 14). Early 18th century.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt 36, f. 25v.

The Miser's Speech. In a Masque (‘Balls of this metal slacked At'lanta's pace’)

First published in Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 111.

WaE 116

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, f. 2r.

WaE 116.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], ff. 38v-9r.

WaE 117

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2 (WaE Δ 2). c.1640s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 174, pp. 59-60.

WaE 118

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 3 (WaE Δ 3). c.1640s.

King's College, Cambridge, Keynes MS 90, f. 32r.

WaE 118.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 5.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, pp. 137-8.

WaE 119

Copy, with a line inserted in another hand.

In: the MS described under WaE 15 (WaE Δ 4). c.1640s.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], pp. 64-5.

WaE 120

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 4 (WaE Δ 5). c.1640s.

Yale, Gen MSS Misc Group 2759, Item V-1, pp. 3-4.

WaE 121

Copy, under a general heading ‘Verses written by Mr Dauenant Mr Carey & Mr Kelligraue Anno 1640’.

In: the MS described under WaE 5 (WaE Δ 9). c.1630s-40s.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 50, f. 122v.

The Night-Piece. or, A Picture drawn in the Dark (‘Darkness, which fairest nymphs disarms’)

First published in Poems, ‘Third’ edition (London, 1668). Thorn-Drury, II, 65-6.

WaE 122

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 61 (WaE Δ 10). Early 18th century.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 173, f. 64r-v.

WaE 123

Copy, headed ‘Pretty in ye dark.’

In: the MS described under WaE 89 (WaE Δ 13). c.1690-1700.

University of Illinois, 821.08/C737/17—, f. 74r-v.

WaE 124

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 6 (WaE Δ 14). Early 18th century.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt 36, ff. 34v-5r.

WaE 124.5

MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 6.5. c.1721.

Westminster Abbey, CB 67, pp. 234-6.

WaE 125

MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 7 (WaE Δ 15). c.1788.

British Library, C.28.c.12 (1), pp. 234-6.

Of a fair Lady playing with a snake

See WaE 474.

Of a Lady who writ in Praise of Mira (‘While she pretends to make the graces known’)

First published in Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, II, 2.

WaE 126

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, f. 26v.

WaE 126.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], f. 51r.

WaE 127

Copy, here beginning ‘Whilst she pretends to make the graces known’.

In: the MS described under WaE 2 (WaE Δ 2). c.1640s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 174, p. 72.

WaE 128

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 3 (WaE Δ 3). c.1640s.

King's College, Cambridge, Keynes MS 90, f. 41r.

WaE 128.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 5.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, pp. 114-15.

WaE 129

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 15 (WaE Δ 4). c.1640s.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], p. 104.

WaE 130

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 4 (WaE Δ 5). c.1640s.

Yale, Gen MSS Misc Group 2759, Item V-1, p. 78.

WaE 131

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 65 (WaE Δ 12). c.1703-9.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 3. 76, f. 18v.

WaE 132

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 6 (WaE Δ 14). Early 18th century.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt 36, f. 21r.

WaE 132.5

Copy in: An octavo verse miscellany, 186 pages, in contemporary calf. c.1728.

Yale, Osborn MS c 176, p. 124.

Of a Tree cut in Paper (‘Fair hand! that can on virgin paper write’)

First published, in a fourteen-line version, in Poems, ‘Third’ edition (London, 1668). A 22-line version in Thorn-Drury, II, 68.

WaE 133

Copy of a 22-line version, headed ‘On the Lady Isabella [Thynne's] cutting Trees in Paper’ and subscribed ‘I had these Verses from my Lady Long in 1656. Her Lap: had several other Copies of Mr Wallers Verses. (of which Mr Waller had not duplicats) which she lent to the Dutches of Beaufort, and were never return'd. Their friendship is now broken; but I hope her Grace will be so kind as to grant Transcripts of them upon the reprinting of ye Book’, on a single quarto leaf, a note on the verso referring to ‘Mr Aubery’.

In: the MS described under WaE 59 (WaE Δ 7). c.1680s [-1700s].

Lines 15-20 edited from this MS in Thorn-Drury.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], [unnumbered loosely inserted leaf].

WaE 134

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 6 (WaE Δ 14). Early 18th century.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt 36, f. 33v.

WaE 134.5

MS alterations to the printed text and comments.

In: the MS described under WaE 6.5. c.1721.

Westminster Abbey, CB 67, pp. 229-30.

WaE 134.8

Minor MS alnnotations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 6.5. c.1721.

Westminster Abbey, CB 67, pp. 231-4.

WaE 135

MS alteration to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 7 (WaE Δ 15). c.1788.

British Library, C.28.c.12 (1), pp. 232.

WaE 136

Copy of a 22-line version, headed ‘To the Lady Isabella Thinn on her exquisite cutting trees in paper’.

In: the MS described under WaE 107 (WaE Δ 18). Late 17th century?.

Edited from this MS in Cunningham.

Untraced, [Cunningham volum, [unspecified page numbers].

WaE 137

Copy, headed ‘The Lady Isabella Thynne on her exquisite cutting trees in paper’, subscribed I had these Verses from my Lady Long in 1656. Her Lap. had severall other Copies of Mr Wallers Verses (of which Mr Waller had not duplicats) which she lent to ye Dutches of Beaufort, and were never return'd. Their friendship is now broken: but I hope her Grace will be so kind as to grant Transcripts of them upon the reprinting of ye Book, and also subscribed ‘Ed. Waller’.

In: A quarto miscellany of verse and prose, in at least three professional hands, 39 leaves, in contemporary limp vellum. Late 17th century.

Owned by Narcissus Luttrell (1657-1732), annalist and book collector.

This MS discussed in Kate Bennett, ‘John Aubrey and the Circulation of Edmund Waller's “Of a Tree Cut in Paper”’, N&Q, 247 (September 2002), 344-5.

All Souls College, Oxford, MS 174, f. 39r.

WaE 138

Copy of a 22-line version, headed (partly in Aubrey's hand) ‘Of cutting Trees in Paper, by the Lady Isabella Thynn, daughter of ye Earle of Holland’, subscribed ‘By Mr Edmund Waller’ and, also in Aubrey's hand, ‘These Verses I had from my Lady Dorothy Long of Dracot-Cerne 1656. Her Lap. had severall other Copies of Mr Waller, wch he had not copies of, wch she lent to ye Dutchesse of Beaufort at Badminton, which were never return'd’, on a single quarto leaf, following item 22, a printed exemplum of Waller's To the King, upon His Majesty's happy Return (London, [1660]). Late 17th century.

In: A large folio composite volume of some 43 tracts and papers, mostly printed, in half-calf.

Formerly MS Wood 276c.

This MS discussed in Kate Bennett, ‘John Aubrey and the Circulation of Edmund Waller's “Of a Tree Cut in Paper”’, N&Q, 247 (September 2002), 344-5.

Bodleian, MS Ashmole 1819, After No. 22.

WaE 139

Copy, headed ‘To my Lady Isabella Thinn cutting trees in paper’, subscribed ‘E Waller’.

In: A folio miscellany of verse and some prose, compiled in part by John Locke (1632-1704), philosopher, and also in part by Thomas Barlow and Sylvester Brownover, xxviii + 358 pages (pp. 224-358 blank), in calf. Late 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Locke e. 17, p. 80.

WaE 140

Copy, headed ‘To the Lady Isabella Thynn on Her exquisite Cutting trees in paper’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany and masque, in at least three hands, written from both ends, i + 123 leaves, in contemporary calf. Mid-late 17th century.

Including (f. 1r) an anagram on Frances Pawlett. Inscribed in red ink (f. 123v) ‘Egigius Frampton hunc librum jure tenet non est mortale quod opto: 1659’: i.e. by Giles Frampton, who is perhaps responsible for some of the later poems. Also inscribed [?]‘R. N. 1663’. Some later notes in the hand of Richard Rawlinson.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 84, f. 113v-r rev.

WaE 141

Copy, headed ‘Waler to a Lady who sent him a Groue of Trees cut out in white Paper’.

In: A quarto composite volume of four MSS, in English and Latin, iii + 187 leaves, in vellum boards. Part B (ff. 16d-86v): A quarto miscellany of poems and letters, in several hands, compiled by William Elyott (a nephew of Sir Simonds D'Ewes). c.1640-55.

Part C (ff. 86 bis-120r): A quarto verse miscellany compiled by Thomas Axton, M.A. (b.1699/1700), of Trinity College, Cambridge. c.1718-22.

Part C sold at the Thomas Rawlinson sale in March 1733/4, lot 289.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 116, f. 64r.

WaE 141.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 84.5. c.1710-30s.

Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, U951 Z24, p. 6.

WaE 142

Copy with corrections, headed ‘Of a fayre Lady that cut Trees in paper’, on a single folio leaf.

In: A folio composite volume of MS poems presented to, or owned by, James Butler (1610-88), first Duke of Ormonde, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, c.120 pages, of various sizes, in 19th-century calf. Some items docketed by Ormonde or by his private secretary Sir George Lane. Mid-late 17th century.

Formerly British Library Loan MS 37/6. The greater part of the collection sold at Sotheby's, 19 July 1994, lot 276, to C.R. Johnson Rare Books. Photocopies are in the British Library, RP 6829.

Recorded in HMC, 14th Report, Appendix VII, Ormonde I (1895), pp. 105-18.

Yale, Osborn MS fb 228, p. 58.

WaE 143

Copy, in an unidentified hand, headed ‘To the Lady isabella Thynne on her Exquisit cutting Trees in Paper’.

In: MS of a play and two poems, in three different hands, i + 64 folio leaves (plus some blanks), in mottled calf gilt. Late 17th century.

Later owned by Robert Hoe (1839-1909), business man and book collector.

Huntington, HM 11619, p. 1.

Of a War with Spain, and a Fight at Sea (‘Now, for some ages, has the pride of Spain’)

First published as a broadside (London, 1658). Revised version in Samuel Carrington, History of the Life and Death of Oliver, Late Lord Protector (London, 1659). Poems (London, 1664). Thorn-Drury, II, 23-7.

See also WaE 765.

*WaE 144

Autograph rough draft, with revisions, of two sections of a revised version of the poem (55 lines, here beginning ‘meanewhile their daughters & their floating sonns’), untitled, on both sides of a single folio leaf. [1658-9].

American Art Association, New York, 30 April 1936 (J. Percy Sabin sale), lot 416.

This MS discussed, transcribed and reproduced in facsimile in Wikelund (1970) and in Croft Autograph Poetry, I, 45-6. Facsimile also in in DLB 126: Seventeenth-Century British Nondramatic Poets, Second Series, ed. M. Thomas Hester (Detroit, 1993), pp. 276-7.

Folger, MS X.d.309.

WaE 145

Copy of a version of lines 95-6, here ‘How frail is man how quickly changed are / Our wraugh & fury to a frindly care’, among jottings in the hand of one of Waller's daughters.

In: the MS described under WaE 59 (WaE Δ 7). c.1680s [-1700s].

These lines recorded in Wikelund (1970), pp. 77-8. They also correspond to two lines spoken by Melantius in The Maid's Tragedy Altered (on p. 206 in Poems, ‘Eighth’ edition (London, 1711)).

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], f. [1v].

WaE 146

Copy, headed ‘Of a Sea-fight with Spain, by General Montague. A.1656’.

In: the MS described under WaE 34. Early 18th century.

Bibliothèque Municipale, Douai, France, MS 788, pp. 53-6.

WaE 147

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 6 (WaE Δ 14). Early 18th century.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt 36, ff. 31r-2r.

WaE 148

Copy, headed ‘Variations of the copy p. 192’.

In: the MS described under WaE 107 (WaE Δ 18). Late 17th century?.

Edited from this MS in Cunningham. Cited in Thorn-Drury.

Untraced, [Cunningham volum, [unspecified page numbers].

WaE 149

Copy, headed ‘Of or prsent warr wth Spain, & first victory at Sea.’, subscribed ‘Edmund Waller’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in English and Latin, in two or more cursive hands, written from both ends, iv + 278 pages, in contemporary calf. Compiled principally by one ‘H. S.’, a Cambridge University man. c.1640s-60s.

This MS volume edited in D.J. Rose, MS Rawlinson Poetical 147: An Annotated Volume of Seventeenth-Century Cambridge Verses (Ph.D. dissertation, University of Leicester, 1992), of which a copy is in Cambridge University Library, Manuscript Department, A8f.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 147, pp. 170-2.

WaE 149.5

Copy, headed ‘Upon ye warr with Spain, and ye victory obtain'd at sea, 1656’.

In: A small octavo notebook, in English and Latin, in several hands, 140 leaves, in half-calf. Compiled, at least in part, by George Sacheverell (d.1715), including letters by him to women, begun when he was ‘resident’ at Oriel College, Oxford, in August 1651. c.1651-66.

Other inscriptions include ‘W Hippisley his Book’, ‘Lucey Hippisley’, ‘Frank Hippisley 1662’, ‘George Pudsey’, ‘Herbert Pudsey’, ‘Robert Pudsey’, ‘Sarah Chapman’, ‘G. Chapman’, and ‘Hob Knowle 1662 / 1663’.

British Library, Add. MS 28758, ff. 99v-101v.

WaE 150

Copy of the first fifteen lines, headed ‘On ye Admiralles taking & destroying the Spanish Silver-fleet in wch was a Marquesse & his family’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in a single cursive hand, 30 leaves (plus blanks), in modern half-calf. Compiled by a royalist. Mid-late 17th century.

Inscribed (f. 1r) ‘Wm Godolphin Servt to Mr Savile’ and ‘Hen: Savile Servt: to Mr Godolphin’.

Cambridge University Library, MS Dd. 6. 43, f. 29r.

WaE 151

Copy, headed ‘Vpon a Warr wth Spain, & a Seafight’.

In: the MS described under WaE 108. Late 17th century.

Folger, MS V.a.85, pp. 56-8.

WaE 152

Copy, in an unidentified hand, headed ‘On ye Admiralls takeing & destroying the Spanish Silver fleete in which was a Marquesse & his family’.

In: the MS described under WaE 143. Late 17th century.

Huntington, HM 11619, pp. 2-5.

WaE 153

Copy, headed ‘On the Victory over the Spanish Plate fleet in the Protectour's Time. 1655’.

In: An octavo miscellany of English and Latin verse and prose, predominantly in a single small hand, 42 leaves, in contemporary calf. Compiled by a twenty-year-old Oxford University graduate. 1670.

Sotheby's, 28 November 1972, lot 302.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt 38, ff. 27r-8r.

WaE 154

Copy, headed ‘On the Admirall's taking & destroying the Spanish Silver-fleet wherein was a Marquesse & his family’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, neatly written in possibly several italic hands, perhaps connected with Christ Church, Oxford. Mid-17th century.

Recorded in HMC, 3rd Report (1872), Appendix, p. 189.

The Marquess of Bath, Longleat House, MS 259, ff. 30r-2r.

WaE 154.5

MS annotations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 6.5. c.1721.

Westminster Abbey, CB 67, pp. 192-8.

WaE 155

Copy, headed ‘On ye victory over ye Spaniards at St Lugar: 1656’ and subscribed ‘E.W’.

In: An octavo miscellany of verse and prose, in English and Latin, in several hands suggesting communal use, paginated 5-309, in mottled calf. c.1697-1702.

Yale, Osborn MS b 63, pp. 17-22.

Of an Elegy made by Mrs. Wharton on the Earl of Rochester (‘Thus mourn the Muses! on the hearse’)

First published in The Maid's Tragedy Altered (London, 1690). Thorn Drury, II, 89.

WaE 156

Copy in the hand of one of Waller's daughters, headed ‘Of an Eligy vpon the Earl of Rochester: written by a Lady &c.’.

In: the MS described under WaE 60 (WaE Δ 6). c.1693-8.

Harvard, fMS Eng 602, f. [8v].

WaE 157

Copy, in the hand of one of Waller's daughters, headed ‘Of A Ladyes Elegy upon ye Earl of Rochester’, ascribed in another hand to ‘Mr Waller’.

In: the MS described under WaE 59 (WaE Δ 7). c.1680s [-1700s].

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], f. [8r].

Of Divine Love. Six Cantos (‘The Grecian muse has all their gods survived’)

First published in Poems, ‘Fourth’ edition (London, 1682). Thorn-Drury, II, 119-30.

WaE 158

Copy of Canto I, lines 1-22, 45-54, and Canto II, lines 1-8 only, in the hand of one of Waller's daughters.

In: the MS described under WaE 60 (WaE Δ 6). c.1693-8.

Harvard, fMS Eng 602, ff. [1r-2r].

WaE 159

Copy, headed ‘On Divine Love from Mr Waller’, in a quarto verse miscellany (occupying ff. 84r-117v). Early 18th century.

In: A tall folio composite volume of verse and some prose, chiefly translations from Latin, in various hands and paper sizes, 133 leaves, mounted on guards, in half red morocco. Volume XVIII of papers of the families of Browne, Mariett and West, of the manor of Alscot, in Preston-on-Stour, Gloucestershire.

Portions once owned by Henry Jackson (1586-1662), Hooker's first editor; by Anthony Wood (1632-95), Oxford antiquary; by Thomas Coxeter (1689-1747); and probably by James West, FRS, FSA, MP (1703-72), politician and antiquary.

British Library, Add. MS 34744, ff. 107r-9v.

WaE 159.5

Copy of extracts from Cantos 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, headed ‘Mr Waller of diuine Loue’, on seven pages of two pairs of conjugate folio leaves, once folded as a letter. Late 17th century.

In: A collection of unbound verse manuscripts, in various hands and paper sizes (chiefly folio), 142 leaves. Partly compiled by Sir Richard Browne and his father Christopher Browne (1577-1646), of Saye's Court, Deptford.

Volume LXVII of the Evelyn Papers, of John Evelyn (1620-1706), diarist and writer, of Wootton House, Surrey, and his family, also incorporating papers of his father-in-law, Sir Richard Browne, Bt (1605-83), diplomat, and his family. Formerly preserved at Christ Church, Oxford. Acquired March 1995.

British Library, Add. MS 78233, ff. 124r-9r.

WaE 160

Extract, headed ‘On ye Scriptures’, beginning at line 15 (‘As late philosophy our globe has graced’), subscribed ‘mr Waller’.

In: the MS described under WaE 63. c.1713.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/16, pp. 45-6.

Of Divine Poesy. Two Cantos (‘Poets we prize, when in their verse we find’)

First published in Divine Poems (London, 1685). Thorn-Drury, II, 131-5.

WaE 161

Copy of a version in the hand of one of Waller's daughters, here arranged as Canto I, lines 1-20, 40-1, 21-39, 42-54, and Canto II.

In: the MS described under WaE 60 (WaE Δ 6). c.1693-8.

Harvard, fMS Eng 602, ff. [18r-21v].

*WaE 162

A draft of 29 lines (including repetitions), in the hand of one of Waller's daughters, with one or two autograph revisions by Waller (notably in line 15 here [= Canto II, line 61 in the printed text]) and some passages deleted with crosses, headed ‘Upon Mrs: Whartons translation Of the 53d of Esay in vers’ and here beginning ‘Esaiah She, to speak our tonge, has taught’, on a single folio leaf, imperfect at the bottom. Late 17th century.

Among papers of the Waller family.

Facsimile in IELM, II.ii (1993), Facsimile XXb.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark].

*WaE 163

A draft of 93 lines (including repetitions, half-lines and deletions), with revisions, in the hand of one of Waller's daughters, with two lines on the third page (lines 65-6 here [= Canto II, lines 67-8 in the printed text]) in Waller's hand, headed ‘Upon Mrs: Whartons translation Of the 53d of Isaiah, and of Divine Poesy’, on two conjugate folio leaves. Late 17th century.

Among papers of the Waller family.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark].

*WaE 164

A draft fragment of eighteen lines in the hand of one of Waller's daughters, headed ‘Upon Mrs: Whartons translation Of the 53d of Esay in vers’, and here beginning ‘This Lady shares in the great prophets glory’, followed (inverted on the fourth page) by 23 lines beginning ‘As Ivy lives wch on the oak takes hold’, with a few autograph revisions and insertions by Waller in both sections, on two pages of two conjugate folio leaves. Late 17th century.

Among papers of the Waller family.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark].

*WaE 165

A fair copy of 91 lines, with some revisions and lines in draft, in the hand of one of Waller's daughters, with one or two autograph revisions and insertions by Waller (notably in line 28 here [= Canto I, line 50 in the printed text]), headed ‘Upon Mrs Whartons translation of the 53d of Isaiah, and of Divine Poesy’, on two conjugate folio leaves. Late 17th century.

Among papers of the Waller family.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark].

WaE 166

A draft of 68 lines, including revisions, in the hand of one of Waller's daughters, headed ‘Upon Mrs Whartons translation of the 53d of Isaiah, and of Divine Poesy’, on two conjugate folio leaves. Late 17th century.

Among papers of the Waller family.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark].

WaE 167

A draft of two separate sets of verse, the first being four lines beginning ‘No verse produced by so divine a rage’ [= a version of Canto II, lines 4-5], the second being six lines beginning ‘The truth she told in a sublimer strain’ [= Canto II, lines 53-60], in the hand of one of Waller's daughters, untitled, on a single folio leaf. Among papers of the Waller family. Late 17th century.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark].

WaE 167.8

Copy in: A quarto volume of twenty-four poems by Anne Wharton and one by Edmund Waller, 100 pages (including 13 blank pages, plus 58 blank pages at the end), in contemporary red morocco gilt. In a single neat possibly female hand, including headings or incipits only to seven further poems whose texts were not entered. Late 17th-early 18th century.

Sotheby's, 28 November 1933, lot 557. Later owned by John R.B. Brett-Smith (1917-2003), publisher and bookseller. Sotheby's, 27 May 2004 (Brett-Smith sale), lot 608, to Freeman.

Facsimile of p. 55 in the 2004 sale catalogue.

Yale, Osborn MS b 408, pp. 27-30.

WaE 168

Copy, the heading including the reference ‘aded in ye last Edistion 1682’ [i.e. 1686], on seven pages.

In: the MS described under WaE 62 (WaE Δ 17). c.1686-90s.

Yale, Osborn pb 110, Vol. 1, pp. [34-40].

WaE 169

Copy, on two folio leaves. End of 17th century.

In: A folio composite volume of verse, 130 leaves (plus numerous blanks).

Volume 3 of the collections of Dr Robert Shippen (1675-1745), Principal of Brasenose College, Oxford. Once owned by Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), book and manuscript collector (Part of Phillipps MS 4274, bought in 1826 probably from Thorpe). Sotheby's, 1 June 1893 (Phillipps sale), lot 598.

Bodleian, MS Top. Oxon. c. 108, pp. 11-14.

WaE 170

Copy, as ‘by Mr Waller’, in a quarto verse miscellany (occupying ff. 84r-117v). Early 18th century.

In: the MS described under WaE 159.

British Library, Add. MS 34744, ff. 110r-12r.

WaE 170.5

Extracts.

In: A folio volume of collections compiled by Dr Basil Kennett (1674-1715), antiquary and translator. Volume VI of the Kennett Papers. c.1700.

British Library, Lansdowne MS 929, f. 70r.

WaE 171

Copy, headed ‘A Divine Poesy. Two Cantons occationed on ye sight of the :53: chapter of Isaiah Turn'd into Verse by Mrs: Whard.’

In: A quarto volume of poems almost entirely by Anne Wharton (1659-85), 21 quarto leaves. Late 17th century.

Probably once owned by Lady Ann Coke. Among the manuscripts of the Coke family, Earls of Leicester, including collections of Sir Edward Coke (1552-1634), lawyer and politician.

Recorded in HMC, 9th Report (1883), Appendix, p. 371.

The Earl of Leicester, Holkham Hall, MS 691, ff. [19r-21r].

Of English Verse (‘Poets may boast, as safely vain’)

First published in Poems, ‘Third’ edition (London, 1668). Thorn-Drury, II, 69-70.

WaE 171.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 6.5. c.1721.

MS comments added to the printed text.

Westminster Abbey, CB 67, pp. 234-5.

Of her Chamber (‘They taste of death that do at heaven arrive’)

First published in Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 26.

WaE 172

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, f. 25r.

WaE 172.5

Cp[y.

In: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], ff. 16v-17r.

WaE 173

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2 (WaE Δ 2). c.1640s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 174, pp. 29-30.

WaE 174

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 3 (WaE Δ 3). c.1640s.

King's College, Cambridge, Keynes MS 90, f. 13v.

WaE 174.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 5.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, pp. 191-2.

WaE 175

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 4 (WaE Δ 5). c.1640s.

Yale, Gen MSS Misc Group 2759, Item V-1, p. 95.

WaE 176

Copy, headed ‘The Chamber’.

In: the MS described under WaE 89 (WaE Δ 13). c.1690-1700.

University of Illinois, 821.08/C737/17—, f. 70r-v.

Of Her Majesty, on New-Year's Day, 1683 (‘What revolutions in the world have been’)

First published in Poems, ‘Fifth’ edition (London, 1686). Thorn-Drury, II, 93.

See also WaE 255-6.

WaE 177

Copy of a ten-line version in the hand of one of Waller's daughters, headed ‘Of hir Maty on hir birth day’ and beginning ‘Still like themselves the Sun and shee appears’ with various alternative readings and interlineations.

In: the MS described under WaE 60 (WaE Δ 6). c.1693-8.

Harvard, fMS Eng 602, f. [27r].

WaE 178

Copy of a ten-line version in the hand of one of Waller's daughters, untitled and beginning ‘May every birth-day find hir still the same’ with an alternative version of five lines.

In: the MS described under WaE 60 (WaE Δ 6). c.1693-8.

Harvard, fMS Eng 602, f. [27v].

WaE 179

Copy of a ten-line version in the hand of one of Waller's daughters, headed ‘Of hir Maty on hir birth day’ and beginning ‘Shee and the Sunn still like themselves appear’.

In: the MS described under WaE 60 (WaE Δ 6). c.1693-8.

Harvard, fMS Eng 602, f. [27v].

WaE 180

Copy of a nine-line version in the hand of one of Waller's daughters, headed ‘Nov: 21’ and beginning ‘What revolutions in the world are seen’.

In: the MS described under WaE 60 (WaE Δ 6). c.1693-8.

Harvard, fMS Eng 602, f. [28v].

WaE 181

Copy of a thirteen-line version in the hand of one of Waller's daughters, headed ‘Of hir Maty on hir birth day’ and beginning ‘What revolutions in the world are seen’, with an alternative version of four lines.

In: the MS described under WaE 60 (WaE Δ 6). c.1693-8.

Harvard, fMS Eng 602, f. [28v].

WaE 182

Copy of a five-line version in the hand of one of Waller's daughters, headed ‘The Queen’ and beginning ‘Shee and the Sun alone unchang'd appear’.

In: the MS described under WaE 60 (WaE Δ 6). c.1693-8.

Harvard, fMS Eng 602, f. [29v].

WaE 183

Copy of a sixteen-line version in the hand of one of Waller's daughters, headed ‘Of hir Maty on Newyears day’, with alternative readings.

In: the MS described under WaE 60 (WaE Δ 6). c.1693-8.

Harvard, fMS Eng 602, f. [34v].

WaE 184

Copy of the eighteen-line version in the hand of one of Waller's daughters, headed ‘Of hir Maty on Newyears day’, with an alternative version of two lines.

In: the MS described under WaE 60 (WaE Δ 6). c.1693-8.

Harvard, fMS Eng 602, f. [35r].

WaE 185

Copy in two pages.

In: the MS described under WaE 62 (WaE Δ 17). c.1686-90s.

Yale, Osborn pb 110, Vol. 1, p. [46].

WaE 186

Copy in: A quarto miscellany of poems on affairs of state, entitled ‘A Booke of Paragrafts’, including 22 poems by Rochester, 445 pages plus stubs of extracted leaves (originally 463 numbered pages and now lacking pp. 59-68, 147-54 and parts of pp. 155-8), with a two-leaf index; in contemporary red morocco. In professional hands: A, pp. 1-194; B, in a different style and probably a different hand, pp. 195-432; C, probably yet another hand, with additions on pp. 75, 90, 102, 125, 142, 175, 195, and pp. 433-63. c.1680s-90s.

Inscribed (on stubs and endpapers) ‘matt Calihan’, ‘To Cpt Robinson att Capt Eloass [Elwes] near ye Watch house in Marlburhroagh street’, ‘For Capt. Robinson at his Lodginges in Charing Cross’. Christie's, 27 June 1979, lot 16.

Various commissioned officers named Robinson are recorded in Charles Dalton, English Army Lists and Commission Registers, 1661-1714 (6 vols, London, 1892-1904): see esp. I, 276. The volume was most probably owned by Charles Robinson of the King's Regiment of Foot Guards, who became Captain and then Lieutenant-Colonel in 1688 and was killed at Namur in 1695. A member of the same regiment in 1684 was the purveyor of MS lampoons Captain Lenthal Warcup. The Captain ‘Eloass’ mentioned in one inscription was possibly William Elwes, who served as a Lieutenant in Viscount Colchester's Regiment of Horse, c.1692-4, and as a Captain in Lord Windsor's Regiment of Horse in 1702.

Cited in IELM, II.ii, as the Robinson MS: RoJ Δ 8. Discussed with facsimiles of pp. 1-10 in Paul Hammond, ‘The Robinson Manuscript Miscellany of Restoration Verse in the Brotherton Collection, Leeds’, Proceedings of the Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society, 18 (1982), 275-324. Facsimiles of p. 1 also in Christie's sale catalogue, Plate 1, after p. 48, and in The Brotherton Collection University of Leeds: Its contents described with illustrations of fifty books and manuscripts (Leeds, 1986), p. 17. Selectively collated in Walker.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 54, p. 242.

Of her Passing through a Crowd of People (‘As in old chaos (heaven with earth confused)’)

First published in Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 51.

WaE 187

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, ff. 6v-7r.

WaE 187.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], f. 21r-v.

WaE 188

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 3 (WaE Δ 3). c.1640s.

King's College, Cambridge, Keynes MS 90, f. 17v.

WaE 188.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 5.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, pp. 173-4.

WaE 189

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 15 (WaE Δ 4). c.1640s.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], pp. 47-8.

WaE 190

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 4 (WaE Δ 5). c.1640s.

Yale, Gen MSS Misc Group 2759, Item V-1, pp. 59-60.

WaE 191

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 34. Early 18th century.

Bibliothèque Municipale, Douai, France, MS 788, p. 50.

WaE 192

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 61 (WaE Δ 10). Early 18th century.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 173, f. 96r.

WaE 193

Copy, headed ‘Passing thro' a Crowd’.

In: the MS described under WaE 89 (WaE Δ 13). c.1690-1700.

University of Illinois, 821.08/C737/17—, f. 69r-v.

WaE 193.5

Minor MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 6.5. c.1721.

Westminster Abbey, CB 67, pp. 36-7.

WaE 194

MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 7 (WaE Δ 15). c.1788.

British Library, C.28.c.12 (1), pp. 36-7.

WaE 195

Copy, headed ‘Upon the Crowde’ and here beginning ‘As in old chaos all things were Confus'd’, subscribed ‘EW’.

In: A duodecimo miscellany, in English and Latin, in several hands, written from both ends, i + 74 leaves, in contemporary calf. Owned (inscription f.[ir]), and possibly partly compiled, by Sir Henry Rainsford (1599-1641), of Clifford Chambers, near Stratford-upon-Avon. c. late 1630s-40s.

Bookplate of Edward Greenfield Doggett and Hugh Greenfield Doggett, of Bristol, 1893. Later owned by Sir Geoffrey Keynes (1887-1982), surgeon, literary scholar, and book collector.

Sir Geoffrey Keynes, Bibliotheca Bibliographici (London, 1964), No. 15. Discussed in Peter Davidson, ‘The Notebook of Henry Rainsford’, N&Q, 229 (June 1984), 247-50.

Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 8447, f. [26r].

Of Her Royal Highness, Mother to the Prince of Orange. and of her portrait, written by the late Duchess of York while she lived with her (‘Heroic nymph! in tempests the support’)

First published in Poems, ‘Fifth’ edition (London, 1686). Thorn-Drury, II, 74.

WaE 196

Copy in the hand of one of Waller's daughters, headed ‘Of hir R: H: Mother to the present Prince of Orange and of hir Portraite written by the late Duchesse of Y. while shee liv'd with hir’.

In: the MS described under WaE 60 (WaE Δ 6). c.1693-8.

Harvard, fMS Eng 602, f. [7v].

WaE 197

Copy, headed ‘A Poem made by Mrr Waller left out of all his Bookes, Made one the Princes of orang & ofe ye portraite wch mrs Hide, while she liued wt her made one he Highnes’, on one page.

In: the MS described under WaE 62 (WaE Δ 17). c.1686-90s.

Yale, Osborn pb 110, Vol. 1, pp. [23-4].

Of His Majesty's Receiving the News of the Duke of Buckingham's Death (‘So earnest with thy God! can no new care’)

First published in Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 11-12.

WaE 198

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, f. 14r-v.

WaE 198.2

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], f. 4v-5v.

WaE 199

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2 (WaE Δ 2). c.1640s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 174, pp. 19-21.

WaE 199.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 5.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, pp. 211-12.

WaE 200

Copy, with alterations in another hand.

In: the MS described under WaE 15 (WaE Δ 4). c.1640s.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], pp. 13-14.

WaE 200.5

Minor MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 6.5. c.1721.

Westminster Abbey, CB 67, pp. 13-15.

WaE 201

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 4 (WaE Δ 5). c.1640s.

Yale, Gen MSS Misc Group 2759, Item V-1, pp. 33-4.

WaE 202

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 34. Early 18th century.

Bibliothèque Municipale, Douai, France, MS 788, pp. 48-9.

WaE 203

Copy, headed ‘To the king after the Death of the D. of Buckingham’ and subscribed ‘Waller’.

In: the MS described under WaE 101. c.late 1630s-early 1640s.

This MS recorded in Deas, p. 324.

Bodleian, MS Malone 13, pp. 28-9.

WaE 204

Copy, in an italic hand, untitled, on the first page of two conjugate folio leaves, once folded as a letter or packet. c.1630s-40s.

In: the MS described under WaE 111.5.

National Archives, Kew, SP 9/51, f. 36r.

Of Love (‘Anger in hasty words or blows’)

First published in Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 87-8.

WaE 205

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, f. 17r-v.

WaE 205.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], ff. 48r-9r.

WaE 206

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2 (WaE Δ 2). c.1640s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 174, pp. 67-9.

WaE 207

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 3 (WaE Δ 3). c.1640s.

King's College, Cambridge, Keynes MS 90, f. 39r-v.

WaE 207.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 5.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, pp. 118-20.

WaE 208

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 15 (WaE Δ 4). c.1640s.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], pp. 95-7.

WaE 209

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 4 (WaE Δ 5). c.1640s.

Yale, Gen MSS Misc Group 2759, Item V-1, pp. 72-4.

WaE 210

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 6 (WaE Δ 14). Early 18th century.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt 36, ff. 24v-5.

WaE 210.5

Copious MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 6.5. c.1721.

Westminster Abbey, CB 67, pp. 72-5.

WaE 211

MS alterations to the printed text, with seven additional lines written on an inserted slip.

In: the MS described under WaE 7 (WaE Δ 15). c.1788.

British Library, C.28.c.12 (1), pp. 72-5.

WaE 212

Copy, untitled and subscribed ‘Waller’.

In: the MS described under WaE 101. c.late 1630s-early 1640s.

This MS recorded in Deas, p. 324.

Bodleian, MS Malone 13, pp. 47-8.

WaE 213

Copy in: A miscellany of verse and prose, iii + 141 leaves. Compiled by Matthew Crosse, Oxford University bedell of law. c.1630s.

Bodleian, MS Top. Oxon. e. 380, ff. 177v-9.

WaE 214

Copy, headed ‘Love’, subscribed ‘Waller. Poems. p. 72’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, in probably a single neat hand, with a two-page index at the end, 143 pages, in limp vellum. Early 18th century.

Formerly P7455M1 [1712?] Bound.

Clark Library, Los Angeles, MS. 1948. 003, pp. 84-5.

WaE 215

Copy, headed ‘Boldness in lov prevails with women’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, in various hands, including seventeen poems by Carew, a title-page inscribed ‘A book of Verses / Seria mixta Jocis’, c.260 pages, in calf blind-stamped ‘V/I F 1667’. References to ‘Westminster Drollerie’ (which was not published until 1671) added on pp. 1 and 242. c.1667-8.

Inscribed on the title-page ‘Frendraught Legi’: i.e. by James Crichton (d.1674/5), second Viscount Frendraught. Bookplate of Thomas Fraser Duff (1830-77), of Woodcote, Oxfordshire. Bloomsbury Book Auctions, 9 April 1987, lot 272 (with a facsimile of p. 131 in the sale catalogue), sold to Quaritch.

Robert S. Pirie, New York, [Frendraught MS], pp. 192-4.

WaE 216

Copy, untitled.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, comprising c.118 items, including thirteen poems by Donne, twenty poems by Corbett, and twelve poems (plus one of doubtful authorship) by Strode, written in several hands over an extended period, associated with Christ Church, Oxford, 99 leaves. c.1620-40s.

Owned and probably compiled in part, in his Oxford days, by George Morley (1598-1684), Bishop of Winchester.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980) and II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Morley MS’: DnJ Δ 62, CoR Δ 13, and StW Δ 27. This MS apparently transcribed in part in the ‘Killigrew MS’ (British Library, Sloane MS 1792).

Facsimile of f. 49r in William Shakespeare: A Textual Companion, ed. Stanley Wells and Gary Taylor (Oxford, 1987), p. 24.

Westminster Abbey, MS 41, ff. 96v-7r.

Of Loving at First Sight (‘Not caring to observe the wind’)

First published, headed ‘The Reply on the Contrary’, in Wits Recreations (London, 1645). Workes (1645). Ascribed to ‘Tho. Batt.’ in Francis Beaumont, Poems (London, 1653). Thorn-Drury, I, 100.

WaE 217

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, f. 25r-v.

WaE 217.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], f. 39r-v.

WaE 218

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2 (WaE Δ 2). c.1640s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 174, pp. 66-7.

WaE 219

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 3 (WaE Δ 3). c.1640s.

King's College, Cambridge, Keynes MS 90, f. 32v.

WaE 219.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 5.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, pp. 136-7.

WaE 220

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 4 (WaE Δ 5). c.1640s.

Yale, Gen MSS Misc Group 2759, Item V-1, pp. 97-8.

WaE 221

Copy, in Lawes's musical setting.

In: the MS described under WaE 9 (WaE Δ 11). Mid-17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 53723, ff. 88v-9r.

WaE 221.5

MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 6.5. c.1721.

Westminster Abbey, CB 67, pp. 51-2.

WaE 222

MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 7 (WaE Δ 15). c.1788.

British Library, C.28.c.12 (1), pp. 51-2.

Of Mrs. Arden (‘Behold, and listen, while the fair’)

First published in Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 91. A musical setting by Henry Lawes published in Select Ayres and Dialogues (London, 1669).

See also WaE 759.

WaE 223

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, f. 4v.

WaE 223.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], f. 35v.

WaE 224

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2 (WaE Δ 2). c.1640s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 174, p. 56.

WaE 225

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 3 (WaE Δ 3). c.1640s.

King's College, Cambridge, Keynes MS 90, f. 29v.

WaE 225.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 5.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, pp. 143-4.

WaE 226

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 4 (WaE Δ 5). c.1640s.

Yale, Gen MSS Misc Group 2759, Item V-1, pp. 65-6.

WaE 227

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 5 (WaE Δ 9). c.1630s-40s.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 50, f. 124r-v.

WaE 228

Copy, in Lawes's musical setting, untitled.

In: the MS described under WaE 9 (WaE Δ 11). Mid-17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 53723, f. 50v.

WaE 229

Copy, as ‘by ye. same hand’ [i.e. Waller].

In: the MS described under WaE 65 (WaE Δ 12). c.1703-9.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 3. 76, ff. 58v-9r.

WaE 230

Copy, headed ‘Singing’.

In: the MS described under WaE 89 (WaE Δ 13). c.1690-1700.

University of Illinois, 821.08/C737/17—, f. 69v.

WaE 230.5

A few MS alterations to the printed text and comments.

In: the MS described under WaE 6.5. c.1721.

Westminster Abbey, CB 67, pp. 39-40.

WaE 231

MS alteration to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 7 (WaE Δ 15). c.1788.

British Library, C.28.c.12 (1), pp. 39-40.

WaE 232

Copy in a musical setting by Henry Lawes.

In: Portion of a folio songbook compiled by John Playford (1623-86?). c.1660.

This MS collated in John P. Cutts, ‘Seventeenth-Century Songs and Lyrics in Paris Conservatoire MS. Rés. 2489’, MD, 23 (1969), 117-39 (p. 126).

Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, Département de la Musique, MS Conservatoire Rés. 2489, pp. 274-5 [f. 13r-v].

WaE 233

Copy on the first page of two conjugate quarto leaves. The text accompanied (on pp. 43-4) by a Latin translation by Sir John Cotton. Late 17th century.

In: A folio composite volume of miscellaneous antiquarian papers, in prose and verse, in various hands and sizes, viii + 108 pages, in early 18th-century half-calf.

Among collections of Thomas Smith (1638-1710), Oxford scholar and editor. Owned on 16 March 1710/11 by Thomas Hearne (1678-1735), antiquary, who records (p. v) Smith's bequest of the volume to him.

Bodleian, MS Smith 27, p. 43.

WaE 234

Copy, headed ‘On a good voyce & a handsome face’, subscribed ‘EW’.

In: the MS described under WaE 195. c. late 1630s-40s.

Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 8447, f. [31r].

Of My Lady Isabella, Playing on the Lute (‘Such moving sounds from such a careless touch!’)

First published in Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 90.

WaE 235

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, f. 36r-v.

WaE 235.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], ff. 51v-2r.

WaE 236

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2 (WaE Δ 2). c.1640s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 174, pp. 79-80.

WaE 237

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 3 (WaE Δ 3). c.1640s.

King's College, Cambridge, Keynes MS 90, f. 45r.

WaE 237.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 5.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, pp. 105-6.

WaE 238

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 4 (WaE Δ 5). c.1640s.

Yale, Gen MSS Misc Group 2759, Item V-1, pp. 103-4.

WaE 239

Copy, headed ‘On a Lady playing on ye Lute’.

In: the MS described under WaE 34. Early 18th century.

Bibliothèque Municipale, Douai, France, MS 788, p. 58.

WaE 240

Copy, headed ‘On his Isabella playing on a Lute’.

In: the MS described under WaE 61 (WaE Δ 10). Early 18th century.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 173, ff. 64v-5r.

WaE 240.5

Late 17th century.

In: A composite volume of miscellaneous legal and family papers of the Moreton family, of Moreton, Cheshire, 194 leaves. The third of four volumes of Moreton Papers.

British Library, Add. MS 33940, f. 182r.

WaE 241

Copy, as ‘by ye. same hand’ [i.e. Waller].

In: the MS described under WaE 65 (WaE Δ 12). c.1703-9.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 3. 76, f. 59r.

WaE 242

Copy, headed ‘Playing on ye Lute’.

In: the MS described under WaE 89 (WaE Δ 13). c.1690-1700.

University of Illinois, 821.08/C737/17—, f. 48r.

WaE 243

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 6 (WaE Δ 14). Early 18th century.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt 36, f. 25v.

WaE 243.5

A few MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 6.5. c.1721.

Westminster Abbey, CB 67, pp. 84-5.

WaE 244

MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 7 (WaE Δ 15). c.1788.

British Library, C.28.c.12 (1), pp. 84-5.

WaE 245

Copy, headed ‘On the Lady Thinne playing on the Lute’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, in a single neat predominantly italic hand, 72 leaves, in old leather. Probably compiled by one ‘H.S.’, a Cambridge man. c.1640s-50s.

Later owned by the Rev. Philip Bliss (1787-1857), antiquary and book collector, with his bookplate and inscription ‘1806 Purchased of Lansdown of Bristol’. Bliss sale, 21 August 1858, lot 192.

British Library, Add. MS 22603, f. 2r.

WaE 246

Copy in: A quarto verse miscellany, 40 leaves (plus some blanks), in engraved wrappers (with an image of William, Prince of Orange, on horseback, 1650). c.1712.

Inscribed (f. 1r) ‘James Gollop’, possibly the compiler.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 61, ff. 29v-30r.

Of Salle (‘Of Jason, Theseus, and such worthies old’)

First published in Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 13-14.

WaE 247

Copy, headed ‘Of the takinge of Salley’.

In: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, f. 20r-v.

WaE 247.5

Copy, headed ‘Of the taking of Sally’.

In: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], f. 8r-9r.

WaE 248

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2 (WaE Δ 2). c.1640s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 174, pp. 21-2.

WaE 249

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 3 (WaE Δ 3). c.1640s.

King's College, Cambridge, Keynes MS 90, ff. 6v-7r.

WaE 249.5

Copy, headed ‘Of Salley’.

In: the MS described under WaE 5.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, pp. 204-6.

WaE 250

Copy, headed ‘Of the taking of Sallye’, with alterations and an inserted line in another hand.

In: the MS described under WaE 15 (WaE Δ 4). c.1640s.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], pp. 21-2.

WaE 251

Copy, headed ‘Of the takeing of Salley’.

In: the MS described under WaE 4 (WaE Δ 5). c.1640s.

Yale, Gen MSS Misc Group 2759, Item V-1, pp. 39-40.

Of Sylvia (‘Our sighs are heard. just Heaven declares’)

First published in Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 97.

WaE 252

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, f. 37r.

WaE 252.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], ff. 52v-3r.

WaE 253

Copy, in Lawes's musical setting, untitled.

In: the MS described under WaE 9 (WaE Δ 11). Mid-17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 53723, f. 90r.

WaE 253.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 5.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, pp. 103-4.

Of Tea, commended by Her Majesty (‘Venus her myrtle, Phoebus has his bays’)

First published in The Second Part of Mr. Waller's Poems (London, 1690). Thorn-Drury, II, 94.

WaE 254

Copy of a 21-line version in the hand of one of Waller's daughters, untitled and beginning ‘What Mity Princes doe bestow’.

In: the MS described under WaE 60 (WaE Δ 6). c.1693-8.

Harvard, fMS Eng 602, f. [17v].

WaE 255

Copy of a 33-line version in the hand of one of Waller's daughters, headed ‘Of Tea Commended by hir Maty’ and beginning ‘The best of Queens and best of harbs we owe’, incorporating (as the last six lines) lines subsequently used in Of Her Majesty, on New-Year's Day, 1683 [see WaE 177-86].

In: the MS described under WaE 60 (WaE Δ 6). c.1693-8.

Harvard, fMS Eng 602, f. [26r-v].

WaE 256

Copy of a sixteen-line version in the hand of one of Waller's daughters, headed ‘Of Tea Commended by hir Maty’ and beginning ‘Venus hir Martle, Phoebus has his bayes’, incorporating (as the last six lines) lines subsequently used in Of Her Majesty, on New-Year's Day, 1683 [see WaE 177-86].

In: the MS described under WaE 60 (WaE Δ 6). c.1693-8.

Harvard, fMS Eng 602, f. [26v].

WaE 257

Copy, as ‘by ye. same hand’ [i.e. Waller].

In: the MS described under WaE 65 (WaE Δ 12). c.1703-9.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 3. 76, f. 60r.

Of the Danger His Majesty (being Prince) escaped in the Road at Saint Andrews (‘Now had his Highness bid farewell to Spain’)

First published in Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 1-7.

WaE 258

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, ff. 12r-14r.

WaE 258.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], ff. 1r-4v.

WaE 259

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2 (WaE Δ 2). c.1640s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 174, pp. 12-19.

WaE 260

Copy of lines 118-70, here beginning ‘But halfe reueale and halfe their beauties hide’, imperfect, lacking the beginning.

In: the MS described under WaE 3 (WaE Δ 3). c.1640s.

King's College, Cambridge, Keynes MS 90, f. 3r-v.

WaE 260.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 5.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, pp. 212-20.

WaE 261

Copy, with alterations in another hand.

In: the MS described under WaE 15 (WaE Δ 4). c.1640s.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], pp. 5-11.

WaE 262

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 4 (WaE Δ 5). c.1640s.

Yale, Gen MSS Misc Group 2759, Item V-1, pp. 27-33.

WaE 263

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 34. Early 18th century.

Bibliothèque Municipale, Douai, France, MS 788, pp. 16-23.

WaE 263.5

MS annotations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 6.5. c.1721.

Westminster Abbey, CB 67, pp. 3-12.

WaE 264

Copy, headed ‘Of the danger Charles ye 2d (being Prince) escap'd in ye road at St Andiers’.

In: the MS described under WaE 108. Late 17th century.

Folger, MS V.a.85, pp. 59-63.

Of the Lady Mary, &c. (‘As once the lion honey gave’)

First published in Poems, ‘Fourth’ edition (London, 1682). Thorn-Drury, II, 80-1.

WaE 265

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 6 (WaE Δ 14). Early 18th century.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt 36, f. 33r.

WaE 266

Copy, here beginning ‘As Sampsons Lyon honey gave’, on a single folio leaf.

In: A guard book of separate copies of poems, 72 pages, various sizes. Chiefly late 17th century.

Assembled by Col. Cyril Hackett Wilkinson (1888-1960), Vice Provost of Worcester College, Oxford, literary scholar. Sotheby's, 26 June 1961, lot 212. At Yale formerly ‘Osborn Box 89. No. 7’.

a microfilm of this MS is in the British Library, M/625.

Yale, Osborn MS fb 106, No. 15.

Of the Lady who can Sleep when she Pleases (‘No wonder sleep from careful lovers flies’)

First published in Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 49.

WaE 267

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, f. 6v.

WaE 267.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], f. 20r-v.

WaE 268

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2 (WaE Δ 2). c.1640s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 174, p. 25.

WaE 269

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 3 (WaE Δ 3). c.1640s.

King's College, Cambridge, Keynes MS 90, f. 16v.

WaE 269.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 5.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, pp. 171-2.

WaE 270

Copy, with alterations in another hand.

In: the MS described under WaE 15 (WaE Δ 4). c.1640s.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], p. 45.

WaE 271

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 4 (WaE Δ 5). c.1640s.

Yale, Gen MSS Misc Group 2759, Item V-1, pp. 57-8.

WaE 272

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 34. Early 18th century.

Bibliothèque Municipale, Douai, France, MS 788, p. 49.

WaE 273

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 5 (WaE Δ 9). c.1630s-40s.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 50, f. 125r.

WaE 274

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 6 (WaE Δ 14). Early 18th century.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt 36, f. 21v.

WaE 274.5

A few MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 6.5. c.1721.

Westminster Abbey, CB 67, pp. 33-4.

WaE 275

MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 7 (WaE Δ 15). c.1788.

British Library, C.28.c.12 (1), pp. 33-4.

WaE 276

Copy, untitled.

In: A quarto miscellany of verse and some prose, predominantly in a single secretary hand, written from both ends, 179 leaves, in 19th-century half blue morocco gilt. c.1640s.

Inscribed (f. 179r) ‘This is Sr. Thomas Meres [or ? Maiors] Book’: i.e. probably Sir Thomas Meres (1634-1715), of Kirton, Lincolnshire. Later bookplate of the Rev. John Curtis. Purchased from Mrs Ann Austin Curtis 12 October 1889.

British Library, Egerton MS 2725, f. 128r.

WaE 277

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 102. c.1624-41.

Harvard, MS Eng 703, f. 73r.

Of the last Verses in the Book (‘When we for age could neither read nor write’)

First published in Poems, ‘Fifth’ edition (London, 1686). Thorn-Drury, II, 144.

WaE 278

Copy in the hand of one of Waller's daughters.

In: the MS described under WaE 60 (WaE Δ 6). c.1693-8.

Harvard, fMS Eng 602, f. [5r].

WaE 279

Copy in the hand of one of Waller's daughters, headed ‘The last verses my Dear ffather made’.

In: A sheaf of sixteen folio leaves of verse, in a single hand, disbound.

Among the papers of the Waller family.

This MS recorded in Thorn-Drury.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], ff. [2v-3r].

WaE 280

Copy, headed ‘The Advantages of approaching Death to a good old man’.

In: the MS described under WaE 61 (WaE Δ 10). Early 18th century.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 173, f. 155r-v.

WaE 281

Copy, headed ‘writ on a blank leaf of a waller by ——’.

In: the MS described under WaE 6 (WaE Δ 14). Early 18th century.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt 36, f. 36r.

WaE 282

Copy on one page.

In: the MS described under WaE 62 (WaE Δ 17). c.1686-90s.

Yale, Osborn pb 110, Vol. 1, p. [50].

WaE 283

Copy, untitled, on a single small leaf; end of 17th century.

In: A folio composite volume of verse, in various hands, i + 250 leaves. Collected by Peter Le Neve (1661-1729). Some pages in the hand of Richard Rawlinson.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 152, f. 2r.

WaE 284

Copy, headed ‘Mr Waller's last Verses’, in a quarto verse miscellany (occupying ff. 84r-117v). Early 18th century.

In: the MS described under WaE 159.

British Library, Add. MS 34744, f. 112r-v.

WaE 285

Copy, in a probably professional hand, on the first page of two conjugate quarto leaves, endorsed (f. 95v) ‘Mr Wallers Verses vpon old Age’. Late 17th century.

In: An unbound folder of verse MSS, in various hands and paper sizes, 138 leaves. Volume CCXXXVI of the Trumbull Papers, of the Trumbull family, including chiefly William Trumbull (1576/80?-1635), diplomat and government official. Later belonging to the Marquess of Downshire, of Easthampstead Park. Formerly Berkshire Record Office Trumbull Add 17 and 18.

Sotheby's sale catalogue, The Trumbull Papers (14 December 1989), part of lot 39.

British Library, Add. MS 72478, f. 94r.

WaE 286

Copy, headed ‘A Poem found in Antient Writing’, inscribed in a later hand.

In: A quarto volume of 78 poems by Henry King (and one by Henry Reynolds) on pp. 1-159, 166 pages (plus a four-page index and blanks), in grained leather gilt. In a single neat probably professional hand, c.1646; poems on pp. 102 and [160-6], as well as corrections throughout the volume, added c.1648; a poem by Edmund Waller written on an added flyleaf [f. iii] in another later hand. c.1646-8.

Later owned (before 1819) by George Spencer (1766-1840), fifth Duke of Marlborough and Marquess of Blandford, of White Knights, near Reading (catalogue of 7 and 22 June 1819, item No. 3370); by Thomas Thorpe in 1836; by Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), manuscript and book collector: Phillipps MS 9325; by Sir John Arthur Brooke (sold at Sotheby's, 30 May 1925, lot 705); and by Richard Jennings (sold at Sotheby's, 28 April 1952, lot 13). Owned by 1952 by Sir Geoffrey Keynes (1887-1982), surgeon, literary scholar, and book collector.

Cited in IELM, II.i (1987), as the ‘Phillipps MS’: KiH Δ 5. Discussed by Margaret Crum in The Library, 5th Ser. 16 (1981), 121-32. Described in Sir Geoffrey Keynes, A Bibliography of Henry King D.D. Bishop of Chichester (London, 1977), pp. 92-5 (with a facsimile of p. 57: see KiH 589), in Sir Geoffrey Keynes, Bibliotheca Bibliographici (London, 1964), No. 2960 (with a facsimile of p. 37 in Plate XXXIV, after p. 298: see KiH 323), and in Mary Hobbs's thesis (see KiH Δ 6).

Edied from this MS in Sir Geoffrey Keynes, A Bibliography of Henry King (London, 1977), p. 94.

Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 8471, f. [iii].

WaE 286.5

Copy, on two pages.

In: Two poems inscribed, in a neat hand, in a printed exemplum of the ‘Fifth’ edition of Waller's Poems (London, 1686), in contemporary red morocco gilt. c.1690.

Bookplates of Sir Charles Bagot [? (1781-1843), of Blithfield House, Rugely, Staffordshire, Governor-General of British North America, and of William Waldorf, Viscount Astor of Hever Castle. Probably the volume in Maggs's sale catalogue No. 643 (1937), item 1571. Quaritch's sale catalogue ‘English Literature in Manuscript’ (November 1996), item 17.

John Emmerson, Melbourne, Australia, [Waller 1686], On rear endpapers .

WaE 287

Copy, on the final endpaper and paste-down.

In: An exemplum of Waller's Poems, ‘Fifth’ edition (London, 1686), in contemporary red morocco gilt. End of 17th century.

Once owned by Sir Roger Strickland, MP (1640-1717), Admiral and Jacobite. Later in the Britwell Court Library, at Burnham, Buckinghamshire, founded by William Henry Miller, MP (1789-1848) and subsequently owned by Samuel Christie Miller, MP (1810-89). Later booklabel of Graham Pollard (1903-76), bookseller and bibliographer.

Robert S. Pirie, New York, [Waller 1686], [rear endpapers].

WaE 288

Copy, headed ‘Mr. Wallers last Verses’.

In: the MS described under WaE 63. c.1713.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/16, p. 67.

WaE 289

Copy, untitled, on the first of two unbound conjugate quarto leaves. c.1700.

From the papers of the Trumbull family of Easthampstead Park, Berkshire.

Microfilm of this MS in the British Library (M/690).

Yale, Osborn Poetry Box XIII/92.

Of the Marriage of the Dwarfs (‘Design, or chance, makes others wive’)

First published, as ‘On the two Dwarfs that were marryed at Court, not long before Shrovetide’, in Wits Recreations (London, 1645). Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 92.

WaE 290

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, f. 37v.

WaE 290.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], ff. 57v-8v.

WaE 290.8

Copy, headed ‘To a faire Lady, of the late marriage at court of the the [sic] two Dwarfes of my Ld Chamberlaines & the Dutchesse of Lenox’.

In: the MS described under WaE 5.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, pp. 247-8.

WaE 291

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 6 (WaE Δ 14). Early 18th century.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt 36, f. 26r.

WaE 291.5

Copious MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 6.5. c.1721.

Westminster Abbey, CB 67, pp. 86-7.

WaE 292

MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 7 (WaE Δ 15). c.1788.

British Library, C.28.c.12 (1), pp. 86-7.

WaE 293

Copy, here beginning ‘The Signe or Chance makes Others wiue’.

In: the MS described under WaE 92. c.1640s.

British Library, Add. MS 22602, f. 35r.

Of the Misreport of her being Painted (‘As when a sort of wolves infest the night’)

First published in Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 50.

WaE 294

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, f. 3r-v.

WaE 294.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], ff. 20v-1r.

WaE 295

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 3 (WaE Δ 3). c.1640s.

King's College, Cambridge, Keynes MS 90, f. 17r.

WaE 295.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 5.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, pp. 172-3.

WaE 296

Copy, with alterations in another hand.

In: the MS described under WaE 15 (WaE Δ 4). c.1640s.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], p. 46.

WaE 297

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 4 (WaE Δ 5). c.1640s.

Yale, Gen MSS Misc Group 2759, Item V-1, pp. 58-9.

WaE 298

Copy, headed ‘The Scandall’.

In: the MS described under WaE 89 (WaE Δ 13). c.1690-1700.

University of Illinois, 821.08/C737/17—, f. 69r.

WaE 298.5

MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 6.5. c.1721.

Westminster Abbey, CB 67, pp. 34-6.

WaE 299

MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 7 (WaE Δ 15). c.1788.

British Library, C.28.c.12 (1), pp. 34-6.

WaE 300

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under WaE 276. c.1640s.

British Library, Egerton MS 2725, ff. 127v-8r.

WaE 301

Copy, headed ‘Upo ye Lad: Sydw: paynting’ and here beginning ‘Just as a sort of Wolves infest ye night’, subscribed ‘EW’.

In: the MS described under WaE 195. c. late 1630s-40s.

Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 8447, [25r].

WaE 302

Copy, headed ‘Vpon the misreport of the Lady: D: S: being painted’.

In: the MS described under WaE 102. c.1624-41.

Harvard, MS Eng 703, f. 72v.

WaE 303

Copy in: An octavo verse miscellany, in a single predominantly italic hand, 152 leaves (paginated 1-34, thereafter foliated 35-169), plus index, in modern red leather. Including 85 poems (and second copies of two) by Thomas Carew. c.1638-42.

Inscriptions including ‘Horatio Carey 1642 te deus pardamus’ [viz. Horatio Carey (1619-ante 1677), eldest son of Sir Richard Carey (1583-1630) and great-grandson of Sir Henry Carey (1524?-96), first Baron Hunsdon ], ‘Thomas Arding’, ‘Thomas Arden’, ‘William Harrington’, ‘Thomas John’, ‘John Anthehope’ and ‘Clement Poxall’. Later owned by Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), manuscript and book collector: Phillipps MS 8270. Bookplates of John William Cole and of the Shakespearian Library of Marsden J. Perry (1850-1935), industrialist, banker, art and book collector, of Providence, Rhode Island. American Art Association, New York, 11-12 March 1936 (Perry sale). A.S.W. Rosenbach's sale catalogue English Poetry to 1700 (1941), item 194.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), as the ‘Carey MS’: CwT Δ 34. Briefly discussed in Gary Taylor, ‘Some Manuscripts of Shakespeare's Sonnets’, Bulletin of the John Rylands Library, 68 (1985), 210-46 (pp. 220-4). Discussed, with facsimile pages, in Scott Nixon, ‘The Manuscript Sources of Thomas Carew's Poetry’, EMS, 8 (2000), 186-224 (pp. 188, 191-2).

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 1083/17, ff. 84v-5r.

Of the Queen (‘The lark, that shuns on lofty boughs to build’)

First published in Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 77-9.

WaE 304

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, ff. 25v-6v.

WaE 304.5

Copy, headed ‘Of, and to the Queen’.

In: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], ff. 12r-13v.

WaE 305

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2 (WaE Δ 2). c.1640s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 174, pp. 5-8.

WaE 306

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 3 (WaE Δ 3). c.1640s.

King's College, Cambridge, Keynes MS 90, ff. 9v-11r.

WaE 306.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 5.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, pp. 196-8.

WaE 307

Copy, headed ‘Of: And to the Queene’.

In: the MS described under WaE 4 (WaE Δ 5). c.1640s.

Yale, Gen MSS Misc Group 2759, Item V-1, pp. 98-100.

WaE 308

Copy, headed ‘Verses on ye Queen.’

In: the MS described under WaE 34. Early 18th century.

Bibliothèque Municipale, Douai, France, MS 788, pp. 39-42.

WaE 308.5

MS alterations to the printed text and comments.

In: the MS described under WaE 6.5. c.1721.

Westminster Abbey, CB 67, pp. 116-20.

WaE 309

MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 7 (WaE Δ 15). c.1788.

British Library, C.28.c.12 (1), pp. 116-20.

WaE 310

Copy, headed ‘The Discription of a Lark by Edmond Waller Esqr’.

In: A quarto composite miscellany of verse and prose, in English and Latin, in several hands, 11 + 109 leaves. Early-mid-18th century.

Owned in 1812 by Miss Elizabeth Mansel. Given to Henry Gough, of Redhill, who presented it to the Bodleian in December 1884.

Bodleian, MS Add. B. 105, f. 7r.

WaE 311

Copy, headed ‘On ye Queen’ and here beginning ‘The lark yt shuns her humble nest to build’, subscribed ED.

In: the MS described under WaE 195. c. late 1630s-40s.

Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 8447, ff. [43r, 44r, 45r].

On a Brede of Divers Colours, Woven by Four Ladies (‘Twice twenty slender virgin-fingers twine’)

First published in Wits Recreations (London, 1645). Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 121.

WaE 312

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, f. 5v.

WaE 312.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], f. 37v.

WaE 313

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2 (WaE Δ 2). c.1640s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 174, p. 59.

WaE 314

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 3 (WaE Δ 3). c.1640s.

King's College, Cambridge, Keynes MS 90, f. 31r.

WaE 314.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 5.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, p. 140.

WaE 315

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 15 (WaE Δ 4). c.1640s.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], p. 59.

WaE 316

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 4 (WaE Δ 5). c.1640s.

Yale, Gen MSS Misc Group 2759, Item V-1, pp. 68-9.

WaE 317

Copy, as ‘by ye. same hand’ [i.e. Waller].

In: the MS described under WaE 65 (WaE Δ 12). c.1703-9.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 3. 76, f. 60r.

WaE 318

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 6 (WaE Δ 14). Early 18th century.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt 36, f. 26r.

WaE 318.5

MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 6.5. c.1721.

Westminster Abbey, CB 67, pp. 107-8.

WaE 319

MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 7 (WaE Δ 15). c.1788.

British Library, C.28.c.12 (1), pp. 107-8.

WaE 319.5

Copy, in a quarto booklet of poems (occupying ff. 1r-6v) in a single neat (possibly female) roman hand. Late 17th century.

In: A large double-folio-size guardbook of miscellaneous verse, in various hands and paper sizes, 186 leaves.

From the library of the Ormsby Gore family, Barons Harlech, of Brogyntyn (or Porkington), Oswestry, Shropshire.

National Library of Wales, Brogyntyn MS II. 57 Vol. I, f. 2r.

On a Girdle (‘That which her slender waist confined’)

First published in Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 95.

WaE 320

Copy, as ‘by ye. same hand’ [i.e. Waller].

In: the MS described under WaE 65 (WaE Δ 12). c.1703-9.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 3. 76, f. 58v.

WaE 320.2

Copy in: A miscellany of verse and prose, entitled Miscellanies, many pages excised. Compiled by one Thomas Phillibrown of London. c.1740-58.

Once owned by J.L. Lawford. Given to the library on 5 October 1901 by Mrs Green, of Burton Joyce, Nottinghamshire.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 9, p. 85.

WaE 321

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 6 (WaE Δ 14). Early 18th century.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt 36, f. 22r.

WaE 321.5

Copious MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 6.5. c.1721.

Cited in Beeching.

Westminster Abbey, CB 67, pp. 90-1.

WaE 322

MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 7 (WaE Δ 15). c.1788.

British Library, C.28.c.12 (1), pp. 90-1.

WaE 322.5

Copy in: A folio volume of antiquarian collections, including much verse, in a single neat hand, 238 leaves, in half-morocco. In the hand of the Rev. William Cole, FSA (1714-82), antiquary (Volume XXXI of the Cole Collection). Mid-18th century.

British Library, Add. MS 5832, f. 119v.

WaE 322.8

Copy, headed ‘Girdle’, subscribed ‘Waller. Poems. f. 93’.

In: the MS described under WaE 214. Early 18th century.

Clark Library, Los Angeles, MS. 1948. 003, p. 86.

WaE 323

Copy, lacking lines 5-6.

In: A quarto miscellany of verse and prose, chiefly in one cursive hand, written from both ends, 271 leaves (including numerous blanks), in contemporary vellum boards. c.1700.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt 48, f. 43r.

WaE 325

Copy in a later hand, headed ‘Upon a girdle’. Late 17th century.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, including 13 poems by or attributed to Herrick, almost entirely in a single small predominantly italic hand, 250 pages (plus numerous blanks), originally in contemporary calf, but now disbound. Inscribed four times on a flyleaf ‘Tobias Alston his booke’: i.e. probably Tobias Alston (1620-c.1639) of Sayham Hall, near Sudbury, Suffolk. His half-brother Edward (b.1598) was a contemporary of Herrick at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, while his cousin, Edward Alston, later President of the College of Physicians, was a contemporary of Herrick at St John's College, Cambridge, some of the other contents also relating to Cambridge, besides some relating to Suffolk. The date 1639 occurs on p. 241, and pp. 243-50 contains verses written in two later hands (to c.1728) and some prose pieces written from the reverse end. c.1639 [-c.1728].

Names inscribed on a flyleaf including Henry Glisson (later Fellow of the College of Physicians); Thomas Avral(?); Horace Norton; Henry Rich; and James Tavor (Registrar of Cambridge University). Later owned by one John Whitehead, and by Dr Mary Pickford. Sotheby's, 27 June 1972, lot 309.

Cited in IELM, II.i (1987), as the ‘Alston MS’: HeR Δ 7. A complete set of photocopies of the MS is in the British Library, RP 772. Facsimile of pp. 6-7 in Sotheby's sale catalogue (see HeR 176, HeR 405) where the MS is described at some length. See also letters by Peter Beal and Donald W. Foster in TLS (24 January 1986), pp. 87-8.

Yale, Osborn MS b 197, p. 246.

On Mr. John Fletcher's Plays (‘Fletcher! to thee we do not only owe’)

First published in Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 3-4.

WaE 325.5

MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 6.5. c.1721.

Westminster Abbey, CB 67, pp. 156-7.

WaE 326

MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 7 (WaE Δ 15). c.1788.

British Library, C.28.c.12 (1), pp. 156-7.

WaE 327

Copy of a version of lines 17-26 beginning ‘Fletcher thy Muse at once improv'd, & marrd’.

In: An octavo commonplace book of extracts from various authors, some under headings, compiled by William Sancroft (1617-93), Archbishop of Canterbury, written from both ends, iv + 558 pages (the majority blank), in contemporary vellum. Late 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Sancroft 29, p. 63.

WaE 328

Copy, headed ‘on Fl——cher’.

In: A verse miscellany. c.1674.

Owned by Henry Bracegirdle, of Merton College, Oxford, and in 1674 by one Hugh Massey.

King's College, Cambridge, Hayward Collection, H. 11. 13, f. [26r].

On My Lady Dorothy Sidney's Picture (‘Such was Philoclea, such Musidorus' flame!’)

First published in Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 43.

WaE 329

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, f. 7r.

WaE 329.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], ff. 19v-20r.

WaE 330

Copy, with a note in a late 17th-century hand inserting four lines (3-6) after line 2.

In: the MS described under WaE 2 (WaE Δ 2). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 174, p. 34.

WaE 331

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 3 (WaE Δ 3). c.1640s.

King's College, Cambridge, Keynes MS 90, f. 16r.

WaE 331.5

Copy, headed ‘Of the Lady Dorothy Sidneys picture’, here beginning ‘Such was Philoclea, such was Dorus flame’.

In: the MS described under WaE 5.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, pp. 174-5.

WaE 332

Copy, with alterations in another hand.

In: the MS described under WaE 15 (WaE Δ 4). c.1640s.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], p. 34.

WaE 333

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 4 (WaE Δ 5). c.1640s.

Yale, Gen MSS Misc Group 2759, Item V-1, p. 49.

WaE 334

Copy, as ‘by ye. same hand’ [i.e. Waller].

In: the MS described under WaE 65 (WaE Δ 12). c.1703-9.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 3. 76, f. 59v.

WaE 335

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 6 (WaE Δ 14). Early 18th century.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt 36, f. 22v.

WaE 335.5

MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 6.5. c.1721.

Westminster Abbey, CB 67, pp. 29-30.

WaE 336

MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 7 (WaE Δ 15). c.1788.

British Library, C.28.c.12 (1), pp. 29-30.

On St. James's Park, as lately improved by His Majesty (‘Of the first Paradise there's nothing found’)

First published as a broadside (London, 1661). Poems (London, 1664). Thorn-Drury, II, 40-5.

WaE 336.5

MS alterations to two lines of the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 6.5. c.1721.

Westminster Abbey, CB 67, p. 158-66.

WaE 337

MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 7 (WaE Δ 15). c.1788.

British Library, C.28.c.12 (1), p. 158-66.

WaE 337.5

Copy of lines 91-6, here beginning ‘That Antique Pile behold’, on a rear endpaper in a printed exemplum of Milton's “Paradise Lost” (London, 1668). Inscribed on the title-page of the volume ‘E Libris J Jenckinson Em: Coll: Cant: AB: 1746’. Early-mid-18th century.

Bodleian, Douce MM 459.

WaE 337.8

Late 17th century.

In: A folio composite volume of miscellaneous tracts and papers, in various hands, 168 leaves.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. D. 868, f. 56r.

On the Discovery of a Lady's Painting (‘Pygmalion's fate reversed is mine’)

First published, as ‘On a patch'd up Madam’, in Wits Recreations (London, 1645). Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 99.

WaE 338

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, f. 24v.

WaE 338.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], f. 36r-v.

WaE 339

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2 (WaE Δ 2). c.1640s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 174, pp. 56-7.

WaE 340

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 3 (WaE Δ 3). c.1640s.

King's College, Cambridge, Keynes MS 90, f. 30r.

WaE 340.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 5.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, pp. 142-3.

WaE 341

Copy of the last stanza (lines 19-24, here beginning ‘A reall beautie though to neare’), imperfect, the first eighteen lines excised.

In: the MS described under WaE 15 (WaE Δ 4). c.1640s.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], p. 57.

WaE 342

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 4 (WaE Δ 5). c.1640s.

Yale, Gen MSS Misc Group 2759, Item V-1, pp. 66-7.

WaE 343

Copy, headed ‘Discovery o' Painting’.

In: the MS described under WaE 89 (WaE Δ 13). c.1690-1700.

University of Illinois, 821.08/C737/17—, f. 72r.

WaE 343.5

MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 6.5. c.1721.

Westminster Abbey, CB 67, pp. 104-5.

WaE 344

MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 7 (WaE Δ 15). c.1788.

British Library, C.28.c.12 (1), pp. 104-5.

On the Duke of Monmouth's Expedition into Scotland in the Summer Solstice, 1679 (‘Swift as Jove's messenger, the winged god’)

First published in The Second Part of Mr. Waller's Poems (London, 1690). The Maid's Tragedy Altered (London, 1690). Thorn-Drury, II, 84-5.

WaE 345

Copy in the hand of one of Waller's daughters, headed ‘Of the Duke of Mounmouths expedition to Scotland in the Summer Solstis——1678’; c.1683-8.

In: the MS described under WaE 60 (WaE Δ 6). c.1693-8.

Harvard, fMS Eng 602, ff. [11r-12r].

WaE 346

Copy, in the hand of one of Waller's daughters, headed ‘Of the Duke of Monmouths expedition to Scotland in the summer solstis 1678’, ascribed in another hand to ‘Waller’.

In: the MS described under WaE 59 (WaE Δ 7). c.1680s [-1700s].

The last four lines (46-9) edited from this MS in Thorn-Drury.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], ff. [14r-15r].

WaE 347

Copy of a 47-line version, headed ‘On ye D of M's expedition into Scotland in ye summer’.

In: the MS described under WaE 58 (WaE Δ 16). End of 17th century.

The text corresponds with lines 1-38, 46-7, 39-45 (and lacking lines 49-50) of Thorn-Drury's printed version.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 94, verso of the second end-paper and the end paste-down.

On the Fear of God. In Two Cantos (‘The fear of God is freedom, joy, and peace’)

First published in Poems, ‘Eighth’ edition (London, 1711). Thorn-Drury, II, 139-43.

WaE 348

Copy, in the hand of Thomas Ellwood (1639-1713), headed ‘Of the ffear of god in 2 Cantos’, on two conjugate folio leaves. c.1680s.

Among papers of the Waller family.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark].

WaE 348.5

A contemporary copy on a separate folio leaf. October 1687.

In: Sheaf of unbound letters (some of a later date) and a few copies of verse.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], passim.

WaE 349

Copy, made ‘for and by ye desire of ye. Right Honorable ye Lady Anne Somerset by Arthur Somerset 1689 whereunto is annexed a Copy of Verses writ by that famous poet Mr Waller about two months before his Exit. viz. 1684’.

In: A folio booklet of verse chiefly by Rochester, nine leaves. 1689.

King's College, Cambridge, Hayward Collection, H. 10. 10, ff. [7r-9r].

WaE 350

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 63. c.1713.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/16, pp. 74-7.

On the friendship betwixt two Ladies (‘Tell me, lovely, loving pair!’)

First published, as ‘On the Friendship betwixt Sacharissa and Amoret’, in Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 60-1.

WaE 351

Copy, headed ‘On the Freindshipp betwixt Zacharissa and Amorett’.

In: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, f. 2r-v.

WaE 351.5

Copy, headed ‘Of the freindship betwixtSacharissa and Amoret’.

In: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], ff. 28v-9r.

WaE 351.8

Copy in: A verse miscellany, entitled ‘Lusus seniles or trifles to kill time’, much relating to Oxford, iv + 180 leaves. Mid-18th century.

Signed (f. iv) by ‘Frances Lidmoll’. Acquired in 1941 from J. Kyrle Fletcher.

Bodleian, Eng. poet. d. 47, f. 160v.

WaE 352

Copy, headed ‘Of a freindship betweene Sachariza & Amorett’.

In: the MS described under WaE 2 (WaE Δ 2). c.1640s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 174, pp. 43-5.

WaE 353

Copy, headed ‘On the Freindshipp betwixt Sacharissa and Amoret’.

In: the MS described under WaE 3 (WaE Δ 3). c.1640s.

King's College, Cambridge, Keynes MS 90, f. 23v.

WaE 353.5

Copy, headed ‘On ye freindship betwixt Sacharissa & Amorett’.

In: the MS described under WaE 5.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, pp. 156-7.

WaE 354

Copy, headed ‘On the freendship betuixt Sacharissa and Amoret’, with a note in another hand ‘Lady Dor. Sidnei & Lady Anne Caudish. wife to my Lord Rich’.

In: the MS described under WaE 15 (WaE Δ 4). c.1640s.

This MS cited in Thorn-Drury.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], pp. 71-2.

WaE 355

Copy, headed ‘Of the friendship betwixt Sacharissa & Amorett’.

In: the MS described under WaE 4 (WaE Δ 5). c.1640s.

Yale, Gen MSS Misc Group 2759, Item V-1, pp. 8-9.

WaE 356

Copy, headed ‘On the frendeshippe betweene Sacharissa & Amorett’.

In: the MS described under WaE 5 (WaE Δ 9). c.1630s-40s.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 50, ff. 122v-3r.

WaE 357

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 61 (WaE Δ 10). Early 18th century.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 173, f. 100r-v.

WaE 358

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 6 (WaE Δ 14). Early 18th century.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt 36, f. 23r.

WaE 358.5

MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 6.5. c.1721.

Westminster Abbey, CB 67, pp. 48-9.

WaE 359

MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 7 (WaE Δ 15). c.1788.

British Library, C.28.c.12 (1), pp. 48-9.

On the Head of a Stag (‘So we some antique hero's strength’)

First published in Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 110.

WaE 360

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, ff. 2v-3r.

WaE 360.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], ff. 37v-8r.

WaE 361

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 3 (WaE Δ 3). c.1640s.

King's College, Cambridge, Keynes MS 90, f. 31r-v.

WaE 361.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 5.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, pp. 139-40.

WaE 362

Copy, with alterations in another hand.

In: the MS described under WaE 15 (WaE Δ 4). c.1640s.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], pp. 59-60.

WaE 363

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 4 (WaE Δ 5). c.1640s.

Yale, Gen MSS Misc Group 2759, Item V-1, pp. 69-70.

WaE 364

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 34. Early 18th century.

Bibliothèque Municipale, Douai, France, MS 788, p. 52.

WaE 365

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 5 (WaE Δ 9). c.1630s-40s.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 50, f. 122v.

WaE 366

Copy, headed ‘Stags Horns’.

In: the MS described under WaE 89 (WaE Δ 13). c.1690-1700.

University of Illinois, 821.08/C737/17—, ff. 69v-70r.

WaE 366.5

MS alteration to the printed tex and deletions.

In: the MS described under WaE 6.5. c.1721.

Westminster Abbey, CB 67, pp. 44-5.

WaE 367

The last eleven lines deleted and three lines written out in MS in the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 7 (WaE Δ 15). c.1788.

British Library, C.28.c.12 (1), pp. 44-5.

WaE 368

Copy, headed ‘A Poem upon hunting the Stag by Waller, in print’. The text followed (f. 72) by a Latin version headed ‘Thus paraphras'd by Mr T: Townes’ and subscribed ‘Comunicat ab Authour May. 15. 1671’.

In: An octavo miscellany of English and Latin verse and some prose, largely in one mixed hand, 123 leaves, with (ff. 2r-4r) an index, in calf gilt. Compiled by John Watson (d. c.1707), of Queens' College, Cambridge, vicar of Mildenhall, Suffolk. c.1667-73.

Inscribed (f. 1r) ‘Ex dono Drs Barb: Rhodes ...Mri Joan: Rhodes Decemb: 5 1667’; ‘Janawary ye 2 day 1726’; ‘Wm faildham London to ye Land of maderah & from thence to Jamaca’. Purchased from Lilly, 13 July 1850.

British Library, Add. MS 18220, f. 71v.

WaE 369

Copy, headed ‘Upon a Staggs Horns’, subscribed ‘Ed Waller’.

In: the MS described under WaE 92. c.1640s.

British Library, Add. MS 22602, f. 16r.

On the Picture of a Fair Youth, taken after he was dead (‘As gathered flowers, while their wounds are new’)

First published in Poems, ‘Third’ edition (London, 1668). Thorn-Drury, II, 67.

WaE 370

Copy, as ‘by ye. same hand’ [i.e. Waller].

In: the MS described under WaE 65 (WaE Δ 12). c.1703-9.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 3. 76, ff. 59v-60r.

WaE 370.5

Annotations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 6.5. c.1721.

Westminster Abbey, CB 67, p. 228.

WaE 371

Printed text ending at line 10 with the note ‘The rest is lost’, a MS note commenting ‘i.e. was not worth preserving: for it was actually preserv'd in Waller's M.S. & from thence transcrib'd at the bottom of this Page—Waller was too judicious to approve & too lazy to mend these Verses; & yet too fond of his own writing, to be wiling to part even with this Scrap…’, the six additional lines (beginning ‘No wonder then he sped in love so well’) then transcribed; c.1788.

In: the MS described under WaE 7 (WaE Δ 15). c.1788.

British Library, C.28.c.12 (1), pp. 230.

WaE 372

Copy of lines 11-16, headed ‘The continuation of the poem On the picture of a fair youth taken after he was dead. page 230:’ [i.e. supplying missing lines in the printed text which are there represented by the remark ‘The rest is lost’], the lines here beginning ‘No wonder then he sped in Love so well’.

In: the MS described under WaE 58 (WaE Δ 16). End of 17th century.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 94, front paste-down.

On the Statue of King Charles I. at Charing Cross (‘That the First Charles does here in triumph ride’)

First published in The Maid's Tragedy Altered (London, 1690). Thorn-Drury, II, 75.

WaE 373

Copy, in an unidentified hand, headed Mr Waller on ye statue of King Charles ye 1st at Charing-crosse erected by ye D: of Leeds.

In: the MS described under WaE 59 (WaE Δ 7). c.1680s [-1700s].

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], f. [31v].

WaE 374

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 61 (WaE Δ 10). Early 18th century.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 173, f. 110v.

A Panegyric to my Lord Protector, of the present Greatness, and joint Interest of His Highness, and this Nation (‘While with a strong and yet a gentle hand’)

First published London, 1655. The Second Part of Mr. Waller's Poems (London, 1690). in The Maid's Tragedy Altered (London, 1690). Thorn-Drury, II, 10-17.

WaE 375

Copy, in the hand of one of Waller's daughters, untitled and incomplete.

In: the MS described under WaE 59 (WaE Δ 7). c.1680s [-1700s].

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], ff. [31r-34r rev.].

WaE 376

Copy, headed ‘Verses in praise of My Lord Protector. 1654’.

In: the MS described under WaE 34. Early 18th century.

Bibliothèque Municipale, Douai, France, MS 788, pp. 59-62.

WaE 377

Extensive MS alterations to the printed text., probably collations with the edition of 1655.

In: Exemplum of The Second Part of Mr. Waller's Poems (London, 1690). accompanying the Atterbury-Neve volume (C. 28. c. 12 (1)). c.1788.

British Library, C.28.c12(2), pp. 62-72.

WaE 378

Copy of lines 63-156, 173-88, written in an irregular sequence, some verses sideways down the margin, and without a heading.

In: the MS described under WaE 58 (WaE Δ 16). End of 17th century.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 94, front paste-down and both sides of the flyleaf.

WaE 379

Copy, apparently transcribed from the folio edition of 1655, on ten pages.

In: the MS described under WaE 62 (WaE Δ 17). c.1686-90s.

Yale, Osborn pb 110, Vol. 1, pp. 7-[16].

WaE 380

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 107 (WaE Δ 18). Late 17th century?.

Untraced, [Cunningham volum, [unspecified page numbers].

WaE 381

Copy, headed ‘A Pangyrike upon Oliver Cromwell’.

In: Exemplum of the printed octavo ‘Fifth’ edition of Waller's Poems (London, 1686) accompanying The Second Part of Mr. Waller's Poems (London, 1690), with ‘Bound at the end of the vol…26 pp. in MS. in a contemporary hand, entitled “Some Things Written by Mr. Waller which are left out in this Impression”’, containing MS texts of two poems and three speeches. c.1690s.

From the library of Mostyn Hall, near Holywell, Flintshire, Wales, seat of Sir Thomas Mostyn, second Baronet (c.1651-1700?) and of Sir Roger Mostyn, third Baronet (1675-1739). Christie's, 24 October 1974 (Mostyn sale, Part 3), lot 1408, to Traylen.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993) as the Mostyn Volume: WaE Δ 19.

Untraced, [Mostyn volume], [Unspecified pages].

WaE 382

Copy, as ‘By E. W. Esq.’

In: A booklet of six folio leaves. Late 17th century.

Among papers of the Earls de Grey, of Wrest Park, Bedfordshire.

Bedfordshire Record Office, L 31/340, ff. [2r-5v].

WaE 383

Copy, subscribed ‘Edmund Waller’.

In: A quarto miscellany of poems on affairs of state, in a single neat hand, iv + 248 pages, imperfect at the end, in contemporary calf. Compiled by an Oxford University man. End of 17th century.

Sold by J.W. Jarvis & Sons, 5 December 1888.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. e. 4, pp. 73-8.

WaE 384

Copy, headed ‘A panygrick to Oliver Cromwell’, subscribed ‘Finis. Waller’.

In: A folio verse miscellany, chiefly song lyrics, iv + 124 pages. Late 17th century.

Owned in 1670 by one Hilkiah Bedford.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 37, pp. 118-24.

WaE 384.5

Copy, headed ‘A Panegyrick to my Ld Protector by Edward Waller Esqr’.

In: An octavo miscellany of Restoration poems, chiefly upon affairs of state, ii + 89 octavo leaves, in 19th-century red morocco. Predominantly in a single professional hand, with subsequent corrections or annotations in other hands or inks, and (f. 89v) with a pencil note after a table of contents ‘This Book is written by Brown’. Late 17th century.

Bookplate of Edward Vernon Utterson (1776?-1856), of the Isle of Wight, artist, book collector and literary antiquary. Sotheby's, 19 April 1852, lot 1318. Owned after 1911 by Robert Ashburton Milnes, afterwards Crewe-Milnes (1858-1945), first Marquess of Crewe, politician. Christie's, 26 November 1997, lot 75.

British Library, Add. MS 73540, ff. 43v-8r.

WaE 385

Copy in: A quarto verse miscellany probably associated with Oxford. Late 17th century.

This MS recorded in Deas, p. 317.

British Library, Burney MS 390, ff. 22r-3v.

WaE 386

Copy, headed ‘A Panegyrick to the lord Protectour, by A. Gentleman’ and subscribed ‘mihi Edited 2d pt. of Wallers Poems p. 62 xi’.

In: A duodecimo miscellany of verse and prose, in a single hand, 95 leaves in all. This MS is a companion volume to British Library, Add. MS 69823, and in the same hand. Folios 1-45 contain academic speeches of 1651-63, chiefly in Latin, relating to both Oxford and Cambridge (but chiefly Christ Church, Oxford), and ff. 46-95 verses written sideways across the length of the pages. Some poems are docketed later c.1686 ‘Mihi - Edited’ [i.e. presumably that the owner has the Edited version]. c.1667.

Inscribed on first page ‘Mr Mathews, the Bbinder D: Frown[?]. Mar. 16. 67. 0.0.6.7’ [i.e. ? the bookseller Thomas Mathews (fl.1650s-60s)]. Also (on f. 95v): ‘Charles Trumbull’ [D.D. (c.1646-1724), chaplain to Bishop Sancroft], ‘Ralphe Trumbull’ [(c.1640-1708), both brothers of the lawyer and government official Sir William Trumbull (1639-1716)]; and ‘Sandys’. Later note on upper endpaper that this MS was No. CCVIII of Dr Adam Clarke's MSS and was purchased 29 May 1838 from Baynes.

British Library, Egerton MS 669, ff. 81v-4r.

WaE 387

Copy, in a professional hand, headed ‘A Panegerick by E—W’, on three pairs of conjugate quarto leaves.

In: A folio composite volume of poems, chiefly on affairs of state, in various hands, 67 leaves, in modern quarter crushed morocco on cloth boards gilt. Late 17th century.

British Library, Sloane MS 655, ff. 30r-4v.

WaE 388

Copy, in a roman hand, headed ‘Mr. W. Panegyricke to Oliuer’, on two pairs of once conjugate quarto leaves. Late 17th century.

In: A large folio guard-book of miscellaneous verse and prose, in various hands and sizes of paper, 214 leaves, in modern half crushed morocco on cloth boards gilt. Collected by Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753).

British Library, Sloane MS 3516, ff. 205r-7v.

WaE 388.5

Copy, headed ‘A Panegyrick on Cromwell’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany, principally in a single non-professional hand (pp. 1-119), with additions (pp. 56-71) in later hands of c.1702, 71 leaves (plus blanks). c.1680s-1702.

University of California at Los Angeles, 170/68, pp. 39-43.

WaE 389

Copy, headed ‘A Panegyrick to Oliver Cromwell’, subscribed ‘By Mr Ed: Waller: A:D: 1654’.

In: A quarto miscellany, in several hands, 66 leaves (plus 70 blanks), in contemporary calf. Compiled at least in part by George Stanhope (1660-1728), Dean of Canterbury, chiefly while he was at King's College, Cambridge. c.1678-80s.

Inscribed ‘Mrs Denham Cookes 1922 March 10’.

Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 6339, ff. 8r-10v.

WaE 389.5

Copy, headed ‘A Panegirick By E: W:’.

In: A quarto volume of Poems upon Affairs of State, 170 pages (plus 80 blanks), in contemporary black morocco gilt. Predominantly in a single professional hand, with a table of contents at the end, the volume produced under the auspices of the manuscript purveyor ‘Captain’ Robert Julian (fl. c.1650-90), ‘Secretary of the Muses’, with a few additions in two other professional hands and by subsequent owners. c.1680s.

Inscribed by William Stanley (c.1655-1702), ninth Earl of Derby, ‘I bought this booke of Julian not so much for my own use as to prevent others reading of it’. Inscribed later by his brother James Stanley (1664-1736), tenth Earl of Derby, ‘When Knowsley House was puled doune (for else it would soon haue faln of it self) this Book was found hid in one of ye Chimneys, to be sure by my Brother Derby’.

Discussed, with facsimile examples, in Peter Beal, In Praise of Scribes: Manuscripts and their Makers in Seventeenth-Century England (Oxford, 1998), pp. 20-30.

Private owners in the UK, [Lord Derby MS], pp. 1-11.

WaE 390

Copy, headed ‘A Panegyrick to ye Ld Protectour.… 1655’.

In: the MS described under WaE 153. 1670.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt 38, ff. 25r-6v.

WaE 391

Copy, headed ‘A Panegyrick on Oliver Cromwell by Mr Waller Anno Dni 1655’.

In: A folio volume of state tracts and parliamentary proceedings, largely in three neat mixed hands, ii + 139 pages (plus numerous blanks at the end), in contemporary vellum. c.1682.

Inscribed (p. ii) ‘Frances Butler’. Later in the library of Rheola House, Neath Valley, West Glamorgan. Donated in 1936 by R.J. Thomas, MA, of Treorchy.

National Library of Wales, NLW MS 10615 D, pp. [133-7].

WaE 392

Copy, headed ‘A Panegyrick to Cromwell Lord Protector By Mr Waller...1655’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in two or three mixed hands, twenty pages, unbound. c.1670.

Inscribed (p. 20) ‘Rob: Cholmondeley 1670’. Among papers of the Myddelton family, of Chirk Castle, Wrexham.

National Library of Wales, Chirk MS F 12633, pp. 1-7.

WaE 393

Copy, headed ‘A Panegyrick to ye Ld Protector by Mr Waller One that loves ye peace, vnion & prosperity of ye English Nation 1655’.

In: A quarto miscellany of poems and plays by Corbet Owen (1645/6-71) and others, a ‘Catalogus Librorum’ at the reverse end, in probably several cursive predominantly italic hands, possibly associated with Oxford University, 166 leaves, in contemporary calf. c.1671.

Owned in 1671 by one ‘J. H.’. P.J. Dobell's sale catalogue The Literature of the Restoration (1918), item 1253. Purchased from Dobell in 1935.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 30, ff. 3r-7r.

WaE 394

Copy, headed ‘Panegyrick by E:W’.

In: A folio miscellany of poems on affairs of state, in several hands, one professional stylish hand predominating, with (ff. 1r, 2r) a ‘Table’ of contents, 213 leaves, in contemporary blind-stamped calf. Including 29 poems by Rochester (plus a second copy of one) and Sodom, as well as apocryphal items. c.1680s.

Once owned by Thomas Fermor (1698-1753), first Earl of Pomfret, of Easton Neston, Northamptonshire. Also used by one James Parks.

Recorded in Vieth, Gyldenstolpe, and selectively collated in Walker.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 40, ff. 100r-3r.

WaE 395

Copy, in a mixed hand, as ‘by Edmond Waller Esqr’, on all four pages of an unbound pair of conjugate quarto leaves. Mid-late 17th century.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 430.

WaE 396

Copy, in an italic hand, as ‘by E. Waller Esqr 1655’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in possibly several hands, written from both ends, paginated 1-205, then from the reverse end 206-58 (plus blanks to 271), in old reversed calf (rebacked). Mid-17th century.

Later owned by Lucy Hutchinson's nephew Julius Hutchinson (1678-1738).

This MS is described in the online Perdita Project.

Nottinghamshire Archives, DD/Hu 1, pp. 251-8 rev.

WaE 397

Copy, in a professional rounded hand, headed ‘A Panegyrick To my Lord Protector. On the present Greatnesse and Joynrt Interest of his highnesse and this Nation’, here beginning ‘Whilst with a strong and yett a gentle hand’, subscribed ‘by Mr: Waller’, on all eight pages of two pairs of conjugate folio leaves, in a paper wrapper. Mid-17th century.

Among the archives of Petworth House, seat of the Percy family, Earls of Northumberland.

Lord Egremont, Petworth House, PHA 6284.

WaE 398

Copy in: A folio miscellany of verse and prose, in English and Latin, in a single neat hand but for additions in other hands on pp. 183-226, 226 pages (including numerous blanks), in modern cloth. Compiled by Sir George Ent (1604-89), physician, a founding member of the Royal Society, to whom is addressed an inscription, sending the last item in the volume, on p. 226. c.1674-80.

Royal Society, London, MS 83, pp. 68-74.

WaE 399

Copy, headed ‘A Panegyrick on Oliver Cromwell by Edmund Waller Esq.’, dated at the end ‘Jan: 4 1682’.

In: A large folio verse miscellany, including (on pp. 1-88) 73 poems by Katherine Philips, dating as late as 1662, written in a single, neat non-professional hand, the remainder of the volume filled with other poems in several hands, viii + 140 pages (plus numerous blanks), in contemporary calf gilt, ‘A S’ in a gilt lozenge on each cover. The later additions partly compiled by George Clarke (1661-1736), politician and virtuoso (whose bookplate is inside the cover and whose family coat of arms is on f. [iv]), son of Sir William Clarke (1623?-66), Secretary of War to the Commonwealth and Charles II. c.1662[-1730s].

Inside the front cover inscribed ‘E[?] Barrow’, evidently a member of the family of Samuel Barrow (1625-82), Royal Physician and friend of John Milton, Barrow being the second husband of Sir William Clarke's widow, Dorothy (d.1695). Formerly MSS 6. 13.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993), as the ‘Clarke MS’: PsK Δ 5. See also Elizabeth H. Hageman, ‘Treacherous Accidents, and the Abominable Printing of Katherine Philips's 1664 Poems’, in New Ways of Looking at Old Texts, III, ed. W. Speed Hill (Tempe, AZ, 2004), pp. 85-95.

Worcester College, Oxford, MS 58, pp. 101-4.

WaE 399.5

Copy, headed ‘A Panegyrick to O Cromwell by Mr Waller...Anno 1655’ [corrected to ‘1656’].

In: A quarto miscellany of verse and some prose, possibly in a single variant cursive hand, 76 pages, disbound. c.1660s.

Inscribed ‘Thomas Beesly his booke’, ‘Richard Dewe’, and ‘Stephen Philips his booke’, and possibly associated with the University of Oxford. Sotheby's, 17 July 2008, lot 133, to ‘Anonymous’, with facsimiles of pp. 20-1 in the sale catalogue.

A set of photocopies is in the British Library, RP 9362.

Untraced, [Beesly MS], pp. 3-8.

Part of the Fourth Book of Virgil, Translated (‘All this her weeping sister does repeat’)

Thorn-Drury, II, 29-33.

The Passion of Dido for Aeneas (‘Meanwhile the Queen fanning a secret fire’)

First published complete, by Humphrey Mosley, as The Passion of Dido for Aeneas, as it is incomparably exprest in the Fourth Book of Virgil, Translated by Edmund Waller and Sidney Godolphin Esqrs (London, 1658), where it is stated that the translation was ‘done (all but a very little) by …Mr. Sidney Godolphin’. Complete text in The Poems of Sidney Godolphin, ed. William Dighton (Oxford, 1931), pp. 31-55. Godolphin was responsible for the first 454 lines. Waller for the next 131 lines (455-585), beginning ‘All this her weeping sister does repeat’ which might possibly be his revision of part of Godolphin's translation of the whole. while the last 113 lines (586-699, beginning ‘Aurora now, leaving her watry bed’) are unassigned but probably also Godolphin's. The portion definitely by Waller is reprinted separately in Waller's Poems (London, 1664), pp. 185-92, and reprinted in Thorn-Drury, II, 29-33.

WaE 400

Copy, untitled, the work subscribed ‘S: Godolphin’.

In: the MS described under WaE 101. c.late 1630s-early 1640s.

Edited from this MS in Dighton.

Bodleian, MS Malone 13, pp. 291-311.

WaE 401

Copy, untitled but preceded by a prose ‘Argument’ and the work recorded (f. 3r) as ‘By Mr Sydney Godolphin’.

In: the MS described under WaE 150. Mid-late 17th century.

Cambridge University Library, MS Dd. 6. 43, ff. 2v-15r.

WaE 402

Copy of lines 1-414, unascribed.

In: A quarto composite verse miscellany, in one or possibly two hands, 56 pages (including blanks), in 19th-century boards. Early-mid-18th century.

Formerly among the papers of the Fairfax family, of Leeds Castle, Kent. Fairfax sale at Leeds Castle, 1843, to Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), book and manuscript collector: Phillipps MS 11141. 1898 Phillipps sale, lot 479, to W. A. Lindsay. His sale London, 14 February 1927, lot 671, to Dobell. Dobell & Radford's sale catalogue The Ingatherer, No. 11 (1930), item 209.

University of Chicago, MS 554, pp. 31-42.

WaE 403

Copy, in a flourished italic hand, preceded (f. 3r-v) by ‘The Argument of the Fourth booke of Virgill's Aeneis’ in prose, headed ‘The History of Aeneas & Dido's Love translated out of the Fourth Booke of Virgill By Mr Godolphin’, subscribed at the end in another hand ‘Sid. Godolphin Ed. Waller Esqes’.

In: the MS described under WaE 154. Mid-17th century.

The Marquess of Bath, Longleat House, MS 259, ff. 4r-28r.

WaE 404

Copy, untitled, subscribed ‘Sidney Godolphin’.

In: the MS described under WaE 396. Mid-17th century.

This MS recorded in Dighton, p. xli.

Nottinghamshire Archives, DD/Hu 1, pp. 209-30 rev.

A Poem on the Present Assembling of the Parliament, March the 6th 1678 (‘Break, sacred morn, on our expecting Isle’)

First published as an anonymous broadside [London, 1679]. For the attribution to Waller by Gilbert Burnet (who recorded it in a contents list as ‘Waller's Verses on the New Parl., 1679’), see G. Thorn-Drury in N&Q, 11th Ser. 5 (20 April 1912), 305. Also printed by Charles Firth in N&Q, 9th Ser. 4 (15 July 1899), 41-2 (and see also 2 September 1899, p. 190), where the attribution to Waller is rejected, as it is in Deas (pp. 316-17).

WaE 405

Copy, with an alteration in line 8 possibly in another hand, untitled, on three pages of two conjugate folio leaves, endorsed (f. 52v) ‘Mr Wallers verses uppon the meetinge of the Parlament, 1679.’c.1679.

In: A large quarto composite volume, comprising c.230 letters of British poets, 234 leaves (including blanks), in 19th-century half-calf. Assembled in 1824 by William Upcott (1779-1845), antiquary and autograph collector.

Among collections of Captain Montagu Montagu, RN (d.1863).

Edited from this MS in Firth.

Bodleian, MS Montagu d. 1, ff. 51r-2r.

A Presage of the Ruin of the Turkish Empire. Presented to His Majesty on his Birthday (‘Since James the Second graced the British Throne’)

First published in Poems, ‘Fifth’ edition (London, 1686). Thorn-Drury, II, 103-5.

WaE 406

Copy on three pages.

In: the MS described under WaE 62 (WaE Δ 17). c.1686-90s.

Yale, Osborn pb 110, Vol. 1, pp. [47-9].

Pride (‘Not the brave Macedonian youth alone’)

First published in The Second Part of Mr. Waller's Poems (London, 1690). in The Maid's Tragedy Altered (London, 1690). Thorn-Drury, II, 114.

WaE 407

Copy of a 39-line version in the hand of one of Waller's daughters, untitled and beginning ‘Not the brave Alexander alone’.

In: the MS described under WaE 60 (WaE Δ 6). c.1693-8.

Harvard, fMS Eng 602, f. [22r-v].

WaE 408

Copy of the eighteen-line version, untitled, in an unidentified hand.

In: the MS described under WaE 60 (WaE Δ 6). c.1693-8.

Harvard, fMS Eng 602, f. [23r].

WaE 409

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 58 (WaE Δ 16). End of 17th century.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 94, end paste-down.

Prologue for the Lady-Actors: Spoken before King Charles II (‘Amaze us not with that majestic frown’)

First published in The Second Part of Mr. Waller's Poems (London, 1690). The Maid's Tragedy Altered (London, 1690). Thorn-Drury, II, 95.

WaE 410

Copy in the hand of one of Waller's daughters, headed ‘prologue for the Lady actors &c.’.

In: the MS described under WaE 60 (WaE Δ 6). c.1693-8.

Harvard, fMS Eng 602, f. [10r].

WaE 411

Copy, in the hand of one of Waller's daughters, headed ‘Prologue for the Lady actors &c.’.

In: the MS described under WaE 59 (WaE Δ 7). c.1680s [-1700s].

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], f. [16r].

Prologue to the ‘Maid's Tragedy’ (‘Scarce should we have the boldness to pretend’)

First published in The Second Part of Mr. Waller's Poems (London, 1690). The Maid's Tragedy Altered (London, 1690). Thorn-Drury, II, 96-7.

WaE 412

Copy, in the hand of one of Waller's daughters.

In: the MS described under WaE 59 (WaE Δ 7). c.1680s [-1700s].

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], f. [6r-v rev.].

Puerperium (‘You gods that have the power’)

First published in Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 82.

WaE 413

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, ff. 26v-7r.

WaE 413.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], ff. 10v-11r.

WaE 414

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 3 (WaE Δ 3). c.1640s.

King's College, Cambridge, Keynes MS 90, f. 8v.

WaE 414.5

Copy, here beginning ‘Yee Gods that have ye power’.

In: the MS described under WaE 5.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, pp. 200-1.

WaE 415

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 15 (WaE Δ 4). c.1640s.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], pp. 108-9.

WaE 416

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 4 (WaE Δ 5). c.1640s.

Yale, Gen MSS Misc Group 2759, Item V-1, p. 81.

WaE 416.5

Copy, preceded by the note (on p. 307) ‘The following Poem is copied from a very antient Ms which contains most of Waller's other Pieces, written before 1645, tho' none afterwards — & many of Sir John Suckling & Thomas Carew — & in which each Piece is seperately & correctly distinguished by the name of its Author. This Poem has never yet been printed.’, and headed ‘A Song of Mr Waller — presented to the Queen — in 1638’, at the end of the volume.

In: the MS described under WaE 6.5. c.1721.

Westminster Abbey, CB 67, pp. 308-9.

WaE 417

Copy, preceded by the note (on p. 307) ‘The following Poem is copied from a very antient Ms which contains most of Waller's other Pieces, written before 1645, tho' none afterwards — & many of Sir John Suckling & Thomas Carew — & in which each Piece is seperately & correctly distinguished by the name of its Author. This Poem has never yet been printed.’, and headed ‘A Song of Mr Waller — presented to the Queen — in 1638’, at the end of the volume.

In: the MS described under WaE 7 (WaE Δ 15). c.1788.

British Library, C.28.c.12 (1), pp. 308-9.

The Self-Banished (‘It is not that I love you less’)

First published, as ‘The Melancholy Lover’, in Wits Recreations (London, 1645). Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 101. A musical setting by Henry Lawes published in Ayres and Dialogues (London, 1653).

WaE 418

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, ff. 27v-8r.

WaE 418.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], f. 40r-v .

WaE 419

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2 (WaE Δ 2). c.1640s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 174, pp. 60-1.

WaE 420

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 3 (WaE Δ 3). c.1640s.

King's College, Cambridge, Keynes MS 90, f. 33r.

WaE 420.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 5.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, p. 135.

WaE 421

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 4 (WaE Δ 5). c.1640s.

Yale, Gen MSS Misc Group 2759, Item V-1, pp. 96-7.

WaE 422

Copy, in Lawes's musical setting, untitled.

In: the MS described under WaE 9 (WaE Δ 11). Mid-17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 53723, ff. 87v-8r.

WaE 423

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 6 (WaE Δ 14). Early 18th century.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt 36, f. 23v.

WaE 423.5

Copious MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 6.5. c.1721.

Westminster Abbey, CB 67, pp. 52-3.

WaE 424

MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 7 (WaE Δ 15). c.1788.

British Library, C.28.c.12 (1), pp. 52-3.

Some reflections of his upon the several Petitions in the same Prayer (‘His sacred name with reverence profound’)

First published in Divine Poems (London, 1685). Thorn-Drury, II, 137-9.

WaE 425

Copy of lines 10-12 in the hand of one of Waller's daughters, untitled and here beginning ‘—his precepts bring’, subscribed ‘to be added to the verses of the Lords prayer in the second petition’.

In: the MS described under WaE 60 (WaE Δ 6). c.1693-8.

Harvard, fMS Eng 602, f. [6v].

WaE 426

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 61 (WaE Δ 10). Early 18th century.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 173, ff. 185v-6v.

WaE 427

Copy on two pages.

In: the MS described under WaE 62 (WaE Δ 17). c.1686-90s.

Yale, Osborn pb 110, Vol. 1, pp. [42-4].

Song (‘Chloris! farewell. I now must go’)

First published, in a musical setting by Henry Lawes, in Select Musicall Ayres and Dialogues (London, 1652). Poems, ‘Eighth’ edition (London, 1711). Thorn-Drury, II, 110-11.

WaE 428

Copy, in Lawes's musical setting, untitled.

In: the MS described under WaE 9 (WaE Δ 11). Mid-17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 53723, f. 123r.

WaE 429

Copy, headed ‘A copy of Verses written by Mr Waller, above forty years since, & never printed in any edition of his Poems’.

In: the MS described under WaE 58 (WaE Δ 16). End of 17th century.

Facsimile in The Brotherton Collection Review 1991-94 (Leeds. 1996), p. 9.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 94, verso of the first end-paper.

WaE 430

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under WaE 141.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 116, f. 38v.

WaE 431

Copy, originally headed ‘Cloris’ and beginning ‘Cloris farewell I needs must goe’ but now imperfect at the beginning.

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

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

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

Hales & Furnivall, II, 22-3.

British Library, Add. MS 27879, f. 96r.

WaE 432

Copy, untitled.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, including (ff. 113r-15r) copies of, or brief extracts from, 30 poems by Donne (plus two apocryphal poems), in a single hand, transcribed from the 1635 or 1639 edition of Donne's Poems, headed ‘Donnes quaintest conceits’ in several hands, 156 leaves (plus blanks), in modern black morocco gilt. Late 17th century.

Once owned by Thomas Rawlinson (1681-1725) and afterwards among the collections of Edward Harley, second Earl of Oxford (1689-1741).

Cited in IELM I.i (1980) as the ‘Harley Rawlinson MS’: DnJ Δ 64.

British Library, Harley MS 3991, f. 38r.

WaE 433

Copy, headed ‘A Copy of Verses’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, comprising principally translations or imitations of classical authors, chiefly in a single cursive hand, a later hand writing over a number of pages, entitled ‘A Choice Collection of Miscellany Poems Upon severall Subjects. Gathered out of severall Authors, by Wm. Gordon…In the Year, M.DCC,XI’, c.260 pages (plus blanks), all independently paginated in separate sections, in half-morocco. 1711-12.

Edinburgh University Library, MS La. III. 798, p. 12.

WaE 434

Copy, untitled.

In: A sextodecimo miscellany of verse and topographical prose, probably in a single small cursive hand, 78 leaves, written from both ends, Part I foliated 1r-33r, Part II foliated 1r-45r, in old calf. c.1650s-60s.

Inscribed (Part I, f. 1r) ‘Mr John Oldhams Booke’ [i.e. the poet John Oldham (1653-83)]. Inscribed (Part II, f. 1r) ‘James Bateman’ [(b.1633/4) of Christ's College, Cambridge], and ‘Robert Pierrepont’ [either the son of Col. Francis Pierrepont, M.P. (d.1659), or the third Earl of Kingston (1650/1-82), of Holme-Pierrepoint, Nottinghamshire, Oldham's patron]. Formerly Folger MS 621.1.

Described in F.P. Hammond, ‘A Commonplace Book owned by John Oldham’, N&Q, 224 (December 1979), 515-18.

Folger, MS V.a.169, Part II, ff. 17v-18r.

WaE 435

Copy, headed ‘Sonnet:t 6’ and here beginning ‘Cloris farwell I needes must goe’.

In: the MS described under WaE 110. c.1653-64.

National Library of Scotland, Adv. MS 19.3.4, f. 11v.

WaE 436

Copy, in a musical setting by Henry Lawes.

In: A folio songbook, in a single secretary hand, some items misnumbered, 144 leaves. c.1640s.

Once owned by the Shirley family, Earls Ferrers, of Staunton Harold, Leicestershire. Also owned, and annotated, by Edward Francis Rimbault (1816-76), organist and author. Acquired in 1888.

Generally cited as the Earl Ferrers MS. Collated in Cutts, ‘Drexel Manuscript 4041’, MD, 18 (1964), 151-202. A complete facsimile is in English Song 1600-1675, ed. Elise Bickford Jorgens, Vol. 9 (New York & London, 1987).

This MS collated in Cutts, ‘Drexel Manuscript 4041’, p. 177.

New York Public Library, Music Division, Drexel MS 4041, No. 57, f. 42r.

WaE 437

Copy, untitled and here beginning ‘Cloris farwell I needs must goe’, on one side of a single quarto leaf of verse, once folded as a letter. Mid-17th century.

University of Nottingham, Pw V 429.

WaE 438

Copy, untitled.

In: A folio formal verse miscellany, comprising c.406 poems, many of them song lyrics, in various neat hands, compiled probably over a period, 8 blank leaves (pp. [i-xvi]) + 10 unnumbered pages of poems (pp. [xvii-xxvi]) + 9 numbered pages (pp. 1-9) + ff. [9v]-151v + 12 leaves at the end blank but for a poem on the penultimate page (f. [11v]), in contemporary calf gilt. Once erroneously associated with Thomas Killigrew (1612-83), whose hand does not appear in the volume. Mid-17th century-c.1702.

Inscribed (f. [ir]) ‘Sr Robert Killigrew / 1702’. Later in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), book and manuscript collector: Phillipps MS 9070. Sotheby's, 19 May 1897, lot 455.

Discussed, with a facsimile example, in Nancy Cutbirth, ‘Thomas Killigrew's Commonplace Book?’, Library Chronicle of the University of Texas at Austin, NS No. 13 (1980), 31-8.

University of Texas at Austin, Ms (Killigrew, T) Works B Commonplace book, f. 17r.

WaE 438.5

Copy, untitled, here beginning ‘Chloris farewell I needs must goe’.

In: the MS described under WaE 111.8. c.Late 1650s.

University College London, MS Ogden 42, pp. 157-8.

WaE 438.8

Copy, untitled.

In: A duodecimo verse miscellany, in several hands, showing communal use, 161 pages (plus blanks), in contemporary calf. Late 17th century.

Formerly Chest II, No. 21.

Yale, Osborn MS b 213, pp. 12-13.

Song (‘Peace, babbling Muse!’)

First published in Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 124.

WaE 439

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, f. 34r.

WaE 439.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], f. 55v-r.

WaE 440

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2 (WaE Δ 2). c.1640s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 174, p. 77.

WaE 441

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 3 (WaE Δ 3). c.1640s.

King's College, Cambridge, Keynes MS 90, f. 43v.

WaE 441.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 5.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, p. 109 .

WaE 442

Copy, headed ‘Banist if he made Loue’.

In: the MS described under WaE 15 (WaE Δ 4). c.1640s.

This MS cited in Thorn-Drury.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], p. 94.

WaE 443

Copy, headed ‘Banish't, if he make Love’.

In: the MS described under WaE 4 (WaE Δ 5). c.1640s.

Yale, Gen MSS Misc Group 2759, Item V-1, pp. 71-2.

Song (‘Say, lovely dream! where couldst thou find’)

First published in Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 53-4.

WaE 444

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, f. 6r.

WaE 444.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], f. 54r-v.

WaE 445

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2 (WaE Δ 2). c.1640s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 174, pp. 73-4.

WaE 446

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 3 (WaE Δ 3). c.1640s.

King's College, Cambridge, Keynes MS 90, f. 42r-v.

WaE 446.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 5.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, pp. 111-13.

WaE 447

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 4 (WaE Δ 5). c.1640s.

Yale, Gen MSS Misc Group 2759, Item V-1, pp. 60-1.

WaE 448

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 5 (WaE Δ 9). c.1630s-40s.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 50, ff. 124v-5r.

WaE 449

Copy, headed ‘The Dream’.

In: the MS described under WaE 89 (WaE Δ 13). c.1690-1700.

University of Illinois, 821.08/C737/17—, f. 71v.

WaE 449.5

Some MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 6.5. c.1721.

Westminster Abbey, CB 67, pp. 101-3.

WaE 450

MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 7 (WaE Δ 15). c.1788.

British Library, C.28.c.12 (1), pp. 101-3.

Song (‘Stay, Phoebus! stay’)

First published in Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 123.

WaE 451

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, f. 27v.

WaE 451.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], f. 56v.

WaE 452

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 3 (WaE Δ 3). c.1640s.

King's College, Cambridge, Keynes MS 90, f. 44r.

WaE 452.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 5.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, pp. 107-8.

WaE 453

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 15 (WaE Δ 4). c.1640s.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], p. 113.

WaE 454

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 4 (WaE Δ 5). c.1640s.

Yale, Gen MSS Misc Group 2759, Item V-1, p. 84.

WaE 454.5

MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 6.5. c.1721.

Westminster Abbey, CB 67, p. 79-80.

WaE 455

MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 7 (WaE Δ 15). c.1788.

British Library, C.28.c.12 (1), p. 79-80.

WaE 456

Autograph copy by Lawes, in his musical setting, untitled.

In: A folio autograph songbook by William Lawes (1602-45), composer, 49 leaves, in contemporary calf stamped in gilt with arms of Charles I. c.1638-45.

Inscribed (f. 1v) ‘Richard Gibbon his booke giuen to him by Mr William Lawes all of his owne pricking and composeing’, and ‘Giuen to me J R by his widdow mris Gibbon J R:’, and ‘Borrowed of Alderman Fidye by me Jo: Surgenson’. Bookplates of William Gostling (1696-1777), antiquary and topographer, and of Julian Marshall (1836-1903), music and print collector and writer.

A complete facsimile of this volume in English Song 1600-1675, ed. Elise Bickford Jorgens, Vol. 2 (New York & London, 1986). Discussed in John P. Cutts, ‘British Museum Additional MS. 31432 William Lawes' writing for the Theatre and the Court’, The Library, 5th Ser. 7 (1952), 225-34, and in Margaret Crum, ‘Notes on the Texts of William Lawes's Songs in B.M. MS. Add. 31432’, The Library, 5th Ser. 9 (1954), 122-7.

British Library, Add. MS 31432, ff. 44v-5v.

WaE 457

Copy, headed ‘Vpon Madamelle de Morneys eyes a Lady of ye Queene Mothers Trayne 1638’, subscribed ‘by Mr. Waler’.

In: the MS described under WaE 102. c.1624-41.

This MS recorded in Warren L. Chernaik, The Poetry of Limitation: A Study of Edmund Waller (New Haven & London, 1968), p. 69.

Harvard, MS Eng 703, f. 75v.

The Story of Phoebus and Daphne, Applied (‘Thyrsis, a youth of the inspired train’)

First published in Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 52.

WaE 458

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, f. 3r.

WaE 458.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], f. 35r-v.

WaE 459

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2 (WaE Δ 2). c.1640s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 174, p. 55.

WaE 460

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 3 (WaE Δ 3). c.1640s.

King's College, Cambridge, Keynes MS 90, f. 29r.

WaE 460.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 5.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, pp. 144-5.

WaE 461

Copy, with an alteration in another hand.

In: the MS described under WaE 15 (WaE Δ 4). c.1640s.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], p. 54.

WaE 462

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 4 (WaE Δ 5). c.1640s.

Yale, Gen MSS Misc Group 2759, Item V-1, pp. 64-5.

WaE 463

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 34. Early 18th century.

Bibliothèque Municipale, Douai, France, MS 788, p. 51.

WaE 464

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 5 (WaE Δ 9). c.1630s-40s.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 50, f. 123v.

WaE 465

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 6 (WaE Δ 14). Early 18th century.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt 36, f. 22r.

WaE 465.6

MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 6.5. c.1721.

Westminster Abbey, CB 67, pp. 37-8.

WaE 466

MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 7 (WaE Δ 15). c.1788.

British Library, C.28.c.12 (1), pp. 37-8.

These Verses were writ in the Tasso of Her Royal Highness (‘Tasso knew how the fairer sex to grace’)

First published in Poems, ‘Fourth’ edition (London, 1682). Thorn-Drury, II, 88.

WaE 467

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 6 (WaE Δ 14). Early 18th century.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt 36, f. 32v.

Thyrsis, Galatea (‘As lately I on silver Thames did ride’)

First published in Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 40-2.

WaE 468

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, f. 28r-v.

WaE 468.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], ff. 31r-2r.

WaE 469

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2 (WaE Δ 2). c.1640s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 174, pp. 48-50.

WaE 470

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 3 (WaE Δ 3). c.1640s.

King's College, Cambridge, Keynes MS 90, ff. 25v-6r.

WaE 470.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 5.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, pp. 150-2.

WaE 471

Copy, with alterations and a line inserted in another hand.

In: the MS described under WaE 15 (WaE Δ 4). c.1640s.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], pp. 73-5.

WaE 472

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 4 (WaE Δ 5). c.1640s.

Yale, Gen MSS Misc Group 2759, Item V-1, pp. 10-12.

WaE 473

MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 7 (WaE Δ 15). c.1788.

British Library, C.28.c.12 (1), pp. 55-71.

To a Fair Lady, Playing with a Snake (‘Strange|! that such horror and such grace’)

First published, as ‘Of a fair Lady playing with a Snake’, in Poems (London, 1664). Thorn-Drury, II, 47.

WaE 474

Copy, headed ‘Playing with a Snake’.

In: the MS described under WaE 89 (WaE Δ 13). c.1690-1700.

University of Illinois, 821.08/C737/17—, f. 73v.

To a Friend, of the different Success of their Loves (‘Thrice happy pair! of whom we cannot know’)

First published, as ‘The Variable Lover. or a Reply to the Melancholy Lover’, in Wits Recreations (London, 1645). Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 102-3.

WaE 475

Copy, headed ‘To A:H: of the different success of their Loves’.

In: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, f. 40v.

WaE 475.5

Copy, headed ‘To A. H. of the different succese of their Loues’.

In: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], ff. 62v-3r.

WaE 476

Copy, headed ‘To A:H: of the different success of theire Loves’.

In: the MS described under WaE 4 (WaE Δ 5). c.1640s.

Yale, Gen MSS Misc Group 2759, Item V-1, pp. 93-4.

WaE 477

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 6 (WaE Δ 14). Early 18th century.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt 36, f. 29r.

WaE 477.5

MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 6.5. c.1721.

Westminster Abbey, CB 67, pp. 150-2.

WaE 478

MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 7 (WaE Δ 15). c.1788.

British Library, C.28.c.12 (1), pp. 150-2.

To a Lady, from whom he received a Silver Pen (‘Madam! intending to have tried’)

First published in Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 109.

WaE 479

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, f. 5r.

WaE 479.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], ff. 36v-7r.

WaE 480

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2 (WaE Δ 2). c.1640s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 174, pp. 58-9.

WaE 481

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 3 (WaE Δ 3). c.1640s.

King's College, Cambridge, Keynes MS 90, f. 30v.

WaE 481.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 5.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, pp. 140-2.

WaE 482

Copy of lines 11-17 (here beginning ‘Immortall praise forwhat I wrought’), imperfect, the rest excised.

In: the MS described under WaE 15 (WaE Δ 4). c.1640s.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], p. 58.

WaE 483

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 4 (WaE Δ 5). c.1640s.

Yale, Gen MSS Misc Group 2759, Item V-1, pp. 67-8.

WaE 484

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 5 (WaE Δ 9). c.1630s-40s.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 50, f. 124v.

WaE 485

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 6 (WaE Δ 14). Early 18th century.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt 36, f. 27v.

WaE 485.5

Copious MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 6.5. c.1721.

Westminster Abbey, CB 67, pp. 106-7.

WaE 486

MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 7 (WaE Δ 15). c.1788.

British Library, C.28.c.12 (1), pp. 106-7.

To a Lady, from whom he received the foregoing copy which for many years had been lost (‘Nothing lies hid from radiant eyes’)

First published in Poems, ‘Third’ edition (London, 1668). Thorn-Drury, II, 69.

WaE 487

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 6 (WaE Δ 14). Early 18th century.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt 36, f. 33v.

WaE 487.5

Copy, headed ‘To a Lady’.

In: the MS described under WaE 84.5. c.1710-30s.

Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, U951 Z24, p. 6.

WaE 487.8

MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 6.5. c.1721.

Westminster Abbey, CB 67, p. 233.

WaE 488

MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 7 (WaE Δ 15). c.1788.

British Library, C.28.c.12 (1), p. 233.

WaE 488.5

A MS alteration to the printed text in the last line.

In: the MS described under WaE 6.5. c.1721.

Westminster Abbey, CB 67, pp. 230-1.

WaE 489

Copy, headed ‘To Mrs. Steward, who brought him the verses he had lost, and was then sitting to Mr. Lilly for her picture’.

In: the MS described under WaE 107 (WaE Δ 18). Late 17th century?.

This MS cited in Thorn-Drury.

Untraced, [Cunningham volum, [unspecified page numbers].

WaE 490

Copy, headed ‘To Madam Stewart upon hir Returning a lost Letter to E: W:’, on a single quarto leaf, endorsed ‘To Mrs Stuart by Mr Waller’. Late 17th century.

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

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 19, f. 79r.

WaE 491

Copy, headed ‘On Madame Stuart now Duchess of Richmond’.

In: the MS described under WaE 140. Mid-late 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 84, f. 28v rev.

WaE 492

Copy, in the hand of William Fitzherbert, headed ‘Mr Wallr. To a lady upon ye recovery of lost Coppy of verses’.

In: A folio volume of 124 poems by Charles Cotton (with second copies of three poems), including a few poems by others, 258 pages. Including a commendatory poem by Ralph Rawson (pp. 1-3), two poems by Thomas Bancroft (pp. 99, 182-3) and a poem by Edmund Waller (WaE 492), also with three poems by others added at a later date at the end (pp. 248-54). An inscription in Greek capital letters and Latin, incorporating a Latin couplet, on p. 4, is in Cotton's hand (see CnC 108) addressed apparently to the principal scribe of the manuscript, one ‘Posthumus’, who is described as copying poems at Cotton's dictation (‘…tibi versiculos recito, Tu Posthume, scribis…sunt tua scripta…’). The poems are written in several hands over a considerable period. Cotton's amanuensis (‘Posthumus’) appears on pp. 1-3, 5-107 (pp. 86-107 in a less formal style), corrections in Cotton's autograph appearing notably on pp. 34 and 39. Unidentified Amanuensis A is on pp. 107-40; Amanuensis B on pp. 140-73, 182-8; Amanuensis C (viz. almost certainly William Fitzherbert) on p. 155 (last stanza), 173-81, 188-98, 216, 217-45 (the signature ‘WF’ and date ‘1660’ appearing on p. 216 and the signature ‘WF’, the inscription ‘Vivat Poeta’ and date ‘Jan. 14 1666’ on p. 244); Amanuensis D on pp. 199-216; and Amanuensis E on p. 210 (two stanzas only). Three further hands (F, G, H) are responsible for poems by the Earl of Dorset (DoC 177), William Congreve (CgW 8) and Colonel Codrington added later, probably in the 1690s, on pp. 248-54. The first of these (by F) is signed on p. 248 ‘C. Port’ (viz. a member of the Porte family of Ilam into which William Fitzherbert's daughter, Mary, married in 1683/4). c.1651-66 [with later additions].

The MS originally contained four further leaves bearing two more poems by Cotton, which are now detached and separately located: see CnC 8 and CnC 17.

Inscriptions and scribbling on the flyleaf and an end-leaf (p. 258) include Cotton's autograph signature ‘Charles Cotton’ written twice and the inscriptions ‘Elizabeth Fitzherbert’; ‘Madam Barterenia’; ‘madam ursenia’; ‘Cathrine Cotton’ (i.e. Cotton's second daughter); ‘Madam M Fitzherbe[rt]’; ‘Frances Fitz:Herbert may ye 23 (8i),’; ‘Mercia Fitzherbert. March ye: 3d: 3d: 1687’; ‘M.B. 1688’; ‘I Port his Booke’; ‘C: Port’; ‘Carolus sine sanguine vicit Laus Deo. 29 May 1660’; ‘Aug 12 [66’; and ‘Mr. D-ell upon my cousin Milwards suit at Staff’. Thus the MS almost certainly came into the hands of the family of Cotton's friend and neighbour William Fitzherbert, of Tissington, Derbyshire, who was evidently Amanuensis C (‘WF’).

The MS also passed through the hands of Ralph Rawson, who inscribed on pp. 1-3 an Ode to his ‘dear and honor'd Patron, Mr. Charles Cotton’. It later passed through Puttick & Simpson's, 1 July 1856, lot 1526; was owned in 1860 by the editor Llewellynn Jewitt (1816-86) and, in 1878, by the eleventh Duke of Devonshire (d.1891). It was at some stage priced by ‘Mr. Pickering’ at ten guineas.

Cited in IELM, II.i (1987) as the ‘Derby MS’. Often erroneously described as being in Cotton's hand throughout, this MS is the collection recorded in Nicolas (1836), I, clxviii & cxcvi. Recorded by Llewellynn Jewitt in The Reliquary, 1 (October 1860), 121, and by Thomas Bateman in ‘Notes on a Few of the Old Libraries of Derbyshire, and their existing remains’, The Reliquary, 1 (January 1861), 167-74 (p. 169). Engraved facsimiles of two pages of the MS, apparently supplied by Jewitt, now in a grangerised exemplum of Cotton's The Wonders of the Peake (1683) prepared by William Bemrose in 1866, in Derby Central Library (9714). A selective transcript of the MS made in the 19th century is in Derby Central Library (9469).

The MS was not known to Beresford in 1923. It was rediscovered and recorded in Ernest M. Turner, ‘Cotton's Poems’, TLS (22 January 1938), p. 60 (and see also Beresford's reply on 29 January). Discussed and described in Turner (1954), pp. 317-34, 430-44 (with facsimiles of two pages); in Chapple, pp. 201-29; in Buxton, passim (with selected collations and some poems edited from the MS); in Parks (with a facsimile of p. 4 of the MS on p. 24; in J.A.V. Chapple, ‘Manuscript Texts of Poems by the Earl of Dorset and William Congreve’, N&Q, 209 (1964), 97-100; and in Alvin I. Dust, ‘The Derby MS Book of Cotton's Poems and “Contentation” Re-Considered’, SB, 37 (1984), 170-80.

Derby Central Library, fmss 8470, p. 240.

WaE 493

Copy, headed ‘A Song’

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in English and Latin, in several hands, 46 pages (plus blanks), in contemporary calf. c.1665.

Bookplate of Thomas Philip (1781-1859), Earl de Grey, of Wrest Park, Bedfordshire.

Yale, Osborn MS b 207, p. 28.

To a Lady in a Garden (‘Sees not my love how time resumes’)

First published in Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 113.

WaE 494

Copy, headed ‘To a Ladie in Retirement’.

In: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, f. 5v.

WaE 494.5

Copy, headed ‘To a Lady in retirement’.

In: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], f. 38r-v.

WaE 495

Copy, headed ‘To a Ladie in Retirement’.

In: the MS described under WaE 2 (WaE Δ 2). c.1640s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 174, pp. 61-2.

WaE 496

Copy, headed ‘To a lady in retirement’.

In: the MS described under WaE 3 (WaE Δ 3). c.1640s.

King's College, Cambridge, Keynes MS 90, ff. 31v-2r.

WaE 496.5

Copy, headed ‘To a Lady in retirement’.

In: the MS described under WaE 5.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, pp. 138-9.

WaE 497

Copy, headed ‘To a Ladye in retirement’.

In: the MS described under WaE 4 (WaE Δ 5). c.1640s.

Yale, Gen MSS Misc Group 2759, Item V-1, pp. 70-1.

WaE 498

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 61 (WaE Δ 10). Early 18th century.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 173, f. 65r.

WaE 499

Copy, in Lawes's musical setting, untitled.

In: the MS described under WaE 9 (WaE Δ 11). Mid-17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 53723, f. 71r.

WaE 499.5

Copious MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 6.5. c.1721.

Westminster Abbey, CB 67, pp. 45-6.

WaE 500

MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 7 (WaE Δ 15). c.1788.

British Library, C.28.c.12 (1), pp. 45-6.

WaE 501

Copy, headed ‘Mr Waller / On his Mistres in a garden she refusing to loue to preserve her Beauty’.

In: A small quarto verse anthology, in a single minute hand (but for p. 206), arranged under genre headings (‘Epitaphs’, ‘Satyricall’, ‘Love Sonnets’, etc.), probably associated with Oxford University, possibly Christ Church, 382 pages (including numerous blanks), in contemporary calf gilt. Including 13 poems by Donne and 14 (plus one of uncertain authorship) by Corbett; the scribe is that mainly responsible also for the ‘Thomas Smyth MS’ (DnJ Δ 48). c.1630s.

Later owned and used extensively as a notebook by Dr William Balam (1651-1726), of Ely, Cambridgeshire, who also annotated Cambridge University Library MS Add. 5778 and Harvard fMS Eng 966.4. Bookplate of N. Micklethwait. Owned in 1931 by the Rev. F.W. Glass, of Taverham Hall, near Norwich (seat in the 17th century of the Sotherton family and later of the Branthwayt and Micklethwait families).

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980) and II.i (1987), as the ‘Welbeck MS’: DnJ Δ 57 and CoR Δ 11. Discussed in H. Harvey Wood, ‘A Seventeenth-Century Manuscript of Poems by Donne and Others’, Essays & Studies, 16 (1931), 179-90. For Taverham Hall, see Thomas B. Norgate, A History of Taverham from Early Times to 1969 (Aylsham, 1969).

University of Nottingham, Pw V 37, p. 206.

To a Lady in retirement

To a Lady Singing a Song of his Composing (‘Chloris! yourself you so excel’)

First published in Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 105. A musical setting by Henry Lawes published, as ‘To the same Lady singing the former Song’, in Ayres and Dialogues (London, 1653).

WaE 502

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, f. 37v.

WaE 502.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], f. 57v.

WaE 503

Copy, in Lawes's musical setting, untitled.

In: the MS described under WaE 9 (WaE Δ 11). Mid-17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 53723, f. 178r.

WaE 503.5

Copy, headed ‘Songe’.

In: the MS described under WaE 5.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, pp. 248-9.

WaE 504

Copy, headed ‘Singing A Song o' Mine’.

In: the MS described under WaE 89 (WaE Δ 13). c.1690-1700.

University of Illinois, 821.08/C737/17—, f. 71r.

WaE 505

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 6 (WaE Δ 14). Early 18th century.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt 36, f. 22v.

WaE 505.5

Copious MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 6.5. c.1721.

Westminster Abbey, CB 67, pp. 85-6.

WaE 506

MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 7 (WaE Δ 15). c.1788.

British Library, C.28.c.12 (1), pp. 85-6.

WaE 507

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 141.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 116, f. 42r.

WaE 508

Copy, in a musical setting possibly by Nicholas Lanier, untitled.

In: A square-shaped folio songbook, largely in a single rounded secretary hand, with (ff. 1r-v, 69r-v) a table of contents, i + 69 leaves, in modern half red morocco. Mid-17th century.

Puttick & Simpson's, 2 March 1866, lot 230.

A complete facsimile of this volume in English Song 1600-1675, ed. Elise Bickford Jorgens, Vol. 2 (New York & London, 1986).

British Library, Egerton MS 2013, ff. 56v-7r.

WaE 509

Copy, in a musical setting, untitled.

In: the MS described under WaE 508. Mid-17th century.

British Library, Egerton MS 2013, ff. 62v-3r.

WaE 510

Copy, headed ‘Heareing a Lady singing some verses of his makeing’.

In: the MS described under WaE 276. c.1640s.

British Library, Egerton MS 2725, f. 10v.

WaE 511

Copy, untitled, on a single quarto leaf.

In: A composite collection of separate copies of English verse, 64 folio and quarto pages. Assembled by the traveller Lorenzo Magalotti (1637-1712). Late 17th century.

Sotheby's, 19 July 1966, lot 518.

Yale, Osborn MS fb 66, No. 27.

To a very young Lady (‘Why came I so untimely forth’)

First published, as ‘To my young Lady Lucy Sidney’, in Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 57.

WaE 512

Copy, headed ‘To my Younge Lady Lucie Sidney’.

In: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, ff. 10v-11r.

WaE 512.5

Copy, headed ‘To my Lady Lucy Sidney’.

In: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], ff. 22v-3r.

WaE 513

Copy, headed ‘To my young Ladie Lucie Sidney’.

In: the MS described under WaE 2 (WaE Δ 2). c.1640s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 174, pp. 36-7.

WaE 514

Copy, headed ‘To my young Lady Lucy Sidney’.

In: the MS described under WaE 3 (WaE Δ 3). c.1640s.

King's College, Cambridge, Keynes MS 90, f. 18v.

WaE 514.5

Copy, headed ‘To ye Lady Lucy Sidney’.

In: the MS described under WaE 5.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, pp. 168-9.

WaE 515

Copy, headed ‘To my young Lady Lucy Sidney’.

In: the MS described under WaE 15 (WaE Δ 4). c.1640s.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], pp. 43-4.

WaE 515.5

MS annotation to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 6.5. c.1721.

Westminster Abbey, CB 67, pp. 100-1.

WaE 516

Copy, headed ‘To the young Lady Lucy Sidney’.

In: the MS described under WaE 4 (WaE Δ 5). c.1640s.

Yale, Gen MSS Misc Group 2759, Item V-1, pp. 56-7.

WaE 517

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 6 (WaE Δ 14). Early 18th century.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt 36, f. 30v.

To Amoret (‘Amoret! the Milky Way’)

First published in Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 83.

WaE 518

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, f. 35v.

WaE 518.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], f. 28r.

WaE 519

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 3 (WaE Δ 3). c.1640s.

King's College, Cambridge, Keynes MS 90, f. 23r.

WaE 519.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 5.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, pp. 157-8.

WaE 520

Copy, here beginning ‘Amidst the milky way’.

In: the MS described under WaE 15 (WaE Δ 4). c.1640s.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], p. 114.

WaE 520.5

MS comment.

In: the MS described under WaE 6.5. c.1721.

Westminster Abbey, CB 67, pp. 80-1.

WaE 521

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 4 (WaE Δ 5). c.1640s.

Yale, Gen MSS Misc Group 2759, Item V-1, pp. 84-5.

WaE 522

Copy, in Lawes's musical setting, untitled.

In: the MS described under WaE 9 (WaE Δ 11). Mid-17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 53723, f. 49v.

WaE 523

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 92. c.1640s.

British Library, Add. MS 22602, f. 34v.

To Amoret (‘Fair! that you may truly know’)

First published in Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 58-60.

WaE 524

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, ff. 3v-4v.

WaE 524.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], ff. 26v-8r.

WaE 525

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 3 (WaE Δ 3). c.1640s.

King's College, Cambridge, Keynes MS 90, ff. 22r-3r.

WaE 525.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 5.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, pp. 158-61.

WaE 526

Copy with alterations in another hand.

In: the MS described under WaE 15 (WaE Δ 4). c.1640s.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], pp. 51-3.

WaE 527

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 4 (WaE Δ 5). c.1640s.

Yale, Gen MSS Misc Group 2759, Item V-1, pp. 62-4.

WaE 528

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 5 (WaE Δ 9). c.1630s-40s.

Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 50, ff. 123v-4r.

WaE 529

Copy, headed ‘To Amoret - by Mr Waller’.

In: the MS described under WaE 6 (WaE Δ 14). Early 18th century.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt 36, ff. 20v-1r.

WaE 529.5

A few MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 6.5. c.1721.

Westminster Abbey, CB 67, pp. 40-4.

WaE 530

MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 7 (WaE Δ 15). c.1788.

British Library, C.28.c.12 (1), pp. 40-4.

WaE 531

Copy, in double columns, on the first page of two conjugate quarto leaves. c.1700.

In: A folio composite volume of verse MSS and miscellaneous papers, in various hands, 248 leaves, in 19th-century half green morocco.

Presented by Mrs Jervis, 13 May 1876.

British Library, Add. MS 30012, f. 137r.

WaE 532

Copy of lines 1-56.

In: the MS described under WaE 103.

Untraced, [Neve MS], [unspecified page numbers].

To Chloris (‘Chloris! since first our calm of peace’)

First published, as ‘To Chloris uppon a favour receaved’, in Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 112. A musical setting by Henry Lawes published, as ‘To a Lady, more affable since the war began’, in The Second Book of Ayres and Dialogues (London, 1655).

WaE 533

Copy, in Lawes's musical setting, untitled.

In: the MS described under WaE 9 (WaE Δ 11). Mid-17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 53723, f. 101r.

WaE 533.5

MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 6.5. c.1721.

Westminster Abbey, CB 67, p. 158.

WaE 534

MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 7 (WaE Δ 15). c.1788.

British Library, C.28.c.12 (1), p. 158.

WaE 535

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under WaE 438. Mid-17th century-c.1702.

University of Texas at Austin, Ms (Killigrew, T) Works B Commonplace book, f. 41r.

To Chloris (‘Chloris! what's eminent, we know’)

First published in Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 122.

To Flavia. A Song (‘'Tis not your beauty can engage’)

First published in Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 125.

WaE 537

Copy, headed ‘To Flavia’.

In: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, f. 19r-v.

WaE 537.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], f. 57r.

WaE 538

Copy, headed ‘Song’.

In: the MS described under WaE 2 (WaE Δ 2). c.1640s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 174, pp. 78-9.

WaE 539

Copy, headed ‘Song’.

In: the MS described under WaE 3 (WaE Δ 3). c.1640s.

King's College, Cambridge, Keynes MS 90, f. 44r-v.

WaE 539.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 5.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, pp. 106-7.

WaE 540

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under WaE 4 (WaE Δ 5). c.1640s.

Yale, Gen MSS Misc Group 2759, Item V-1, pp. 102-3.

To His Majesty, upon his Motto, Beati Pacifici, occasioned by the taking of Buda, 1686 (‘Buda and Rhodes proud Solyman had torn’)

First published as a separate leaf inserted in some exempla of Poems, ‘Fifth’ edition (London, 1686). Thorn-Drury, II, 106-7.

WaE 541

Copy, on the first page of a pair of conjugate folio leaves, endorsed on the fourth page in Ormonde's hand ‘Mr Wallers verses to ye King’. c.1686.

In: the MS described under WaE 142. Mid-late 17th century.

Yale, Osborn MS fb 228, p. 133.

WaE 541.5

Copy, on three pages.

In: the MS described under WaE 286.5. c.1690.

John Emmerson, Melbourne, Australia, [Waller 1686], On front endpapers .

WaE 542

Copy, on a flyleaf.

In: the MS described under WaE 287. End of 17th century.

Robert S. Pirie, New York, [Waller 1686], f. [irv].

To his Worthy Friend, Master Evelyn, upon his Translation of Lucretius (‘That chance and atoms make this all’)

First published, in a version beginning ‘Lucretius with a stork-like fate’, in John Evelyn, An Essay on the first Book of T. Lucretius Carus (London, 1656). Poems (London, 1664). Thorn-Drury, II, 21-2.

WaE 543

MS alteration to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 7 (WaE Δ 15). c.1788.

British Library, C.28.c.12 (1), pp. 182-4.

To Mr. George Sandys, on his Translation of some parts of the Bible (‘How bold a work attempts that pen’)

First published in George Sandys, Paraphrase upon the Divine Poems (London, 1638). Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 28-9.

WaE 544

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, f. 38v.

WaE 544.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], f. 59r-v.

WaE 545

Copy, with alterations in another hand, headed ‘To his worthy freend Mr: George Sandys—on his sacrad Poems’.

In: the MS described under WaE 15 (WaE Δ 4). c.1640s.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], p. 119.

WaE 546

Copy, headed ‘To his worthy freind Mr: George Sandys on his sacred Poems written in a burning feavour’.

In: the MS described under WaE 4 (WaE Δ 5). c.1640s.

Yale, Gen MSS Misc Group 2759, Item V-1, p. 88.

To Mr. Granville (Now Lord Lansdowne), on his Verses to King James II (‘An early plant! which such a blossom bears’)

First published, as ‘To Mr. G. Granville, on his Verses to the King’, in A Collection of Poems by Several Hands (London, 1693), p. 159. The Works of Edmund Waller, ed. Elijah Fenton (London, 1729), p. 321. Thorn-Drury, II, 111.

WaE 547

Copy, headed ‘To Mr: G. Granville on his Verses to ye King by Mr. Edmund Waller’.

In: the MS described under WaE 65 (WaE Δ 12). c.1703-9.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 3. 76, f. 9r.

To Mr. Henry Lawes, who had then newly set a song of mine in the year 1635 (‘Verse makes heroic virtue live’)

First published in Henry Lawes, Ayres and Dialogues (London, 1653). Poems, ‘Third’ edition (London, 1668). Thorn-Drury, I, 19-20.

WaE 548

Copy, headed ‘Setting Songs’, subscribed ‘Waller. To Mr Henry Lawes, who had then newly set a song of mine in the Year 1635. Poems. p. 176’.

In: the MS described under WaE 214. Early 18th century.

Clark Library, Los Angeles, MS. 1948. 003, pp. 86-7.

WaE 549

Copy of lines 17-28, headed ‘Mr Waller to Henry Lawes yt had set his song had this passage vizt’, here beginning ‘As a Church Window thick with Paint’.

In: the MS described under WaE 63. c.1713.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, MS 239/16, p. 108.

To Mistris Braughton (‘Fair fellow-servant! may your gentle ear’)

To My Lady Morton, on New-Year's Day, 1650. At the Louvre in Paris (‘Madam! new years may well expect to find’)

First published as a broadside (London, 1661). Poems (London, 1664). Thorn-Drury, II, 6-7.

WaE 549.5

MS annotations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 6.5. c.1721.

Westminster Abbey, CB 67, pp. 178-81.

WaE 550

MS alteration to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 7 (WaE Δ 15). c.1788.

British Library, C.28.c.12 (1), pp. 178-81.

WaE 551

Copy, headed ‘To the Lady Morton who carried away the Princesse, sent her on New years day’, subscribed ‘E Waller’.

In: the MS described under WaE 139. Late 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Locke e. 17, pp. 78-9.

WaE 552

Copy, headed ‘A new yeares gift to the Countesse of Moorton, (fformerly Lady del: Keith; and first of all the Lady (Villiers) on her stealing away into France with the Kings younger daughter disguis'd in the habitt of a milke=mayde’.

In: the MS described under WaE 140. Mid-late 17th century.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 84, ff. 114r-13v rev.

WaE 553

Copy, with deletions, as by ‘Mr Waller’.

In: the MS described under WaE 154. Mid-17th century.

The Marquess of Bath, Longleat House, MS 259, f. 44r-v.

WaE 554

Copy of a 40-line version, in a neat rounded hand, subscribed ‘Ed: Waller’.

In: A folio volume of miscellaneous verse and prose, in Latin and English, largely in one hand, with additions in other hands, written from both ends, dates ranging from 1633 to 1649, 43 unfoliated leaves, in paper wrappers. Principally composed and copied by Mildmay Fane (1602-66), second Earl of Westmorland, politician and writer. c.1640s-50s.

This MS recorded in Gerald W. Morton, ‘Two Literary and Historical Manuscripts in the Westmorland Collection’, ELN, 26 (1988), 13-17 (pp. 13-14).

Northamptonshire Record Office, W(A) Box 6 Parcel VI, No. 1, ff. [28v-9r].

WaE 555

Copy, in an italic hand, subscribed ‘E: W:’.

In: the MS described under WaE 396. Mid-17th century.

Nottinghamshire Archives, DD/Hu 1, pp. 236-7 rev.

WaE 556

Copy of lines 1-36, in a cursive hand, as by ‘Mr Waller’, on three pages of a pair of conjugate quarto leaves, once folded as a letter or packet. Late 17th century.

Yale, Osborn Poetry Box VII/27.

To my Lord Admiral, of his late Sickness and Recovery (‘With joy like ours, the Thracian youth invades’)

First published in Thomas Carew, Poems, 2nd edition (London, 1642). Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 33-5. The Poems of Thomas Carew, ed. Rhodes Dunlap (Oxford, 1949), pp. 200-1.

WaE 557

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, ff. 9v-10r.

WaE 557.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], f. 25r-6v.

WaE 558

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2 (WaE Δ 2). c.1640s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 174, pp. 41-3.

WaE 559

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 3 (WaE Δ 3). c.1640s.

King's College, Cambridge, Keynes MS 90, ff. 20v-1v.

WaE 559.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 5.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, pp. 161-4.

WaE 560

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 15 (WaE Δ 4). c.1640s.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], pp. 68-70.

WaE 561

Copy, headed ‘To the Lord Admirall of his late Sicknes and Recovery imediatly after his Ladies Death, his Brother being sicke too’.

In: the MS described under WaE 4 (WaE Δ 5). c.1640s.

Yale, Gen MSS Misc Group 2759, Item V-1, pp. 6-8.

WaE 562

Copy, subscribed ‘Waller’.

In: the MS described under WaE 101. c.late 1630s-early 1640s.

This MS recorded in Deas, p. 324.

Bodleian, MS Malone 13, pp. 12-13.

To My Lord Northumberland, upon the Death of his Lady (‘To this great loss a sea of tears is due’)

First published in Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 31-2.

WaE 563

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, f. 10r-v.

WaE 563.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], ff. 24r-5r.

WaE 564

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2 (WaE Δ 2). c.1640s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 174, pp. 39-41.

WaE 565

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 3 (WaE Δ 3). c.1640s.

King's College, Cambridge, Keynes MS 90, ff. 19v-20v.

WaE 565.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 5.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, pp. 164-6.

WaE 566

Copy, with alterations in another hand and a gloss on ‘Lady’ in the title (‘my lord of Sallisbery's Daughter’).

In: the MS described under WaE 15 (WaE Δ 4). c.1640s.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], pp. 65-7.

WaE 567

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 4 (WaE Δ 5). c.1640s.

Yale, Gen MSS Misc Group 2759, Item V-1, pp. 4-6.

WaE 567.5

MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 6.5. c.1721.

Westminster Abbey, CB 67, pp. 108-11.

WaE 568

MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 7 (WaE Δ 15). c.1788.

British Library, C.28.c.12 (1), pp. 108-11.

To my Lord of Falkland (‘Brave Holland leads, and with him Falkland goes’)

First published in Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 75-6.

See also WaE 765.

WaE 569

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, ff. 35v-6r.

WaE 569.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], f. 30r-v.

WaE 570

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2 (WaE Δ 2). c.1640s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 174, pp. 46-8.

WaE 571

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 3 (WaE Δ 3). c.1640s.

King's College, Cambridge, Keynes MS 90, ff. 24v-5r.

WaE 571.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 5.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, pp. 153-4.

WaE 572

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 15 (WaE Δ 4). c.1640s.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], pp. 115-6.

WaE 573

Copy, headed ‘To the Lord of Falkland goeing into Scotland’.

In: the MS described under WaE 4 (WaE Δ 5). c.1640s.

Yale, Gen MSS Misc Group 2759, Item V-1, pp. 85-6.

WaE 574

Copy, untitled and subscribed ‘Waller’.

In: the MS described under WaE 101. c.late 1630s-early 1640s.

This MS recorded in Deas, p. 324.

Bodleian, MS Malone 13, pp. 63-4.

WaE 575

Copy, subscribed ‘Mr Waller’.

In: the MS described under WaE 149. c.1640s-60s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 147, pp. 77-8.

WaE 576

Copy, untitled.

In: the MS described under WaE 216. c.1620-40s.

Westminster Abbey, MS 41, f. 97r-v.

To My Lord of Leicester (‘Not that thy trees at Penshurst groan’)

First published in Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 47-8.

WaE 577

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, f. 11r-v.

WaE 577.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], f. 21v-2v.

WaE 578

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2 (WaE Δ 2). c.1640s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 174, pp. 34-6.

WaE 579

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 3 (WaE Δ 3). c.1640s.

King's College, Cambridge, Keynes MS 90, f. 18r.

WaE 579.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 5.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, pp. 169-71.

WaE 580

Copy, with alterations in another hand.

In: the MS described under WaE 15 (WaE Δ 4). c.1640s.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], pp. 42-3.

WaE 581

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 4 (WaE Δ 5). c.1640s.

Yale, Gen MSS Misc Group 2759, Item V-1, pp. 55-6.

WaE 581.5

MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 6.5. c.1721.

Westminster Abbey, CB 67, pp. 98-100.

WaE 582

MS alterations to the printed text.

In: the MS described under WaE 7 (WaE Δ 15). c.1788.

British Library, C.28.c.12 (1), pp. 98-100.

To one Married to an old Man (‘Since thou wouldst needs (bewitched with some ill charms!)’)

First published, as ‘To the wife being marryed to that old man’, in Wits Recreations (London, 1645). Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, II, 2.

WaE 583

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 1 (WaE Δ 1). c.1640s.

Facsimile of this MS in Poems 1645 (1971).

Bodleian, MS Don. d. 55, f. 26v.

WaE 583.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2.5.

Belton House, Grantham, [Belton MS], f. 51r.

WaE 584

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 2 (WaE Δ 2). c.1640s.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 174, p. 73.

WaE 585

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 3 (WaE Δ 3). c.1640s.

King's College, Cambridge, Keynes MS 90, f. 41r.

WaE 585.5

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 5.5. c.late 1640s.

Landesbibliothek Kassel, 2o Ms. poet. et roman. 4, p. 114.

WaE 586

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 15 (WaE Δ 4). c.1640s.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], p. 104.

WaE 587

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 4 (WaE Δ 5). c.1640s.

Yale, Gen MSS Misc Group 2759, Item V-1, p. 79.

WaE 588

Copy in: the MS described under WaE 61 (WaE Δ 10). Early 18th century.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 173, f. 86r.

WaE 589

Copy, headed ‘One Marryed to a Old man’.

In: A quarto composite volume comprising three independent MSS bound together, i + 78 leaves. The first MS a verse miscellany, in an italic hand, 29 leaves. c.1640.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 153, f. 27r.

WaE 590

Copy in: An octavo verse miscellany, in several generally italic hands, written originally on rectos only, the versos used by later hands, i + 112 leaves (ff. 93-5 excised), in old calf (rebacked). Including 26 poems by Thomas Carew and one of doubtful authorship. c.1694-1740.

Inscribed (inside the front cver) ‘Tho: Jesson His Book 1694’; (ff. ir, 5v) ‘S Harriott 1740’, and a poem (f. 37v) subscribed ‘Sarah Harriott’.

Recorded in IELM, II.i (1987), as the ‘Jesson MS’: CwT Δ 23.

Edinburgh University Library, MS La. III. 468, f. 98r.

WaE 590.5

Copy, he