The British Library: Additional MSS, numbers 60000 through end

Add. MS 60284

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, as ‘Written by Sr Ro: Cotton’, subscribed ‘Finis: A: D: i622’, ii + 16 quarto leaves, in paper wrappers within modern half-morocco. Volume XII of the Castle Ashby Manuscripts formerly owned by the Earl Compton. Christie's, 8 March 1978, lot 295. c.1622-30s.

CtR 390: Sir Robert Cotton, A Short View of the Long Life and Reign of Henry the Third, King of England

Treatise, written c.1614 and ‘Presented to King James’, beginning ‘Wearied with the lingering calamities of Civil Arms...’. First published in London, 1627. Cottoni posthuma (1651), at the end (i + pp. 1-27).

Add. MS 60391

A folio composite collection of miscellaneous letters and papers, 338 leaves.

ff. 33r-4v

*MaA 559: Andrew Marvell, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Marvell, to Sir Henry Thompson, 16 December 1675. 1675.

Edited, with a facsimile, in Hilton Kelliher, ‘Some Uncollected Letters of Andrew Marvell’, British Library Journal, 5 (1979), 145-57.

Add. MS 61353

A folio composite volume of correspondence of the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough, relating to Blenheim, in various hands, 257 leaves, in modern half-calf. Volume CCLIII of the Blenheim Papers.

f. 1r

VaJ 392.5: Sir John Vanbrugh, Document(s)

Copy of a memorandum of an agreement with the Duke of Marlborough concerning stone, the original signed by Vanbrugh, 19 June 1705. 1705.

ff. 3r-4r

*VaJ 35: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to [the Duke of Marlborough], from London, 22 June 1705. 1705.

Edited in Whistler, pp. 229-30 (Appendix 1, No. 2).

ff. 21r-2v

*VaJ 49: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to [the Duke of Marlborough], from London, 25 July 1707. 1707.

Edited in Whistler, pp. 232-3 (Appendix 1, No. 5).

ff. 17r-18r

*VaJ 46: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to [the Duke of Marlborough], from Blenheim, 15 July 1707. 1707.

Edited in Whistler, pp. 231-2 (Appendix 1, No. 4).

f. 40r

*VaJ 492: Sir John Vanbrugh, Document(s)

Memorandum of James Thornhill's expenses, in a scribal hand and signed and subscribed by Vanbrugh, December 1716. 1716.

ff. 40r-1r

*VaJ 79: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Letter signed by Vanbrugh (‘JV’), to [?possibly Arthur Maynwaring], on two quarto leaves, from Blenheim, 8 July 1708. 1708.

Edited in Works, IV, 22-3 (Appendix II, No. 13).

ff. 42r-3v

VaJ 80: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Copy of Vanbrugh's letter to [?possibly Arthur Maynwaring], on two folio leaves, from Blenheim, 8 July 1708. c.1708.

ff. 42r-3r

VaJ 493: Sir John Vanbrugh, Document(s)

Memorandum of James Thornhill's expenses, in a scribal hand and signed and subscribed by Vanbrugh, December 1716. 1716.

ff. 46r-7v

*VaJ 83: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to [the Duchess of Marlborough], from Blenheim, 14 September 1708. 1708.

Edited (from Coxe's transcript) in Works, IV, 26-7 (No. 16).

ff. 52r-3r

*VaJ 96: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to [Lord Godolphin], from Blenheim, 31 May 1709. 1709.

Edited (from Coxe's transcript) in Works, IV, 27-8 (No. 17).

ff. 54r-5v

VaJ 97: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Copy of Vanbrugh's letter to [Lord Godolphin], from Blenheim, 31 May 1709. c.1709.

ff. 56r-v

VaJ 98: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Copy of Vanbrugh's letter to [Lord Godolphin], from Blenheim, 31 May 1709. c.1709.

f. 58r-v

*VaJ 99: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to [the Duchess of Marlborough], 9 June 1709. 1709.

Edited (from Coxe's transcript) in Works, IV, 28-9 (No. 18).

ff. 60r-1v

*VaJ 100: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to [the Duchess of Marlborough], 11 June 1709. 1709.

Edited (from Coxe's transcript) in Works, IV, 30-2 (No. 20).

ff. 62r-3r

*VaJ 434: Sir John Vanbrugh, Document(s)

Autograph signed memorandum on ‘Reasons offer'd, for Preserving some Part of the old Manour’, 11 June 1709. 1709.

Edited (from Coxe's transcript) in Works, IV, 29-30 (No. 19).

ff. 64r-5r

VaJ 435: Sir John Vanbrugh, Document(s)

Copy of Vanbrugh's memorandum on ‘Reasons offer'd, for Preserving some Part of the old Manour’, 11 June 1709. c.1709.

ff. 66r-7r

VaJ 436: Sir John Vanbrugh, Document(s)

Copy of Vanbrugh's memorandum on ‘Reasons offer'd, for Preserving some Part of the old Manour’, 11 June 1709. c.1709.

ff. 68r-9v

*VaJ 101: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to [the Duchess of Marlborough], from London, 14 July 1709. 14 July 1709.

Edited (from Coxe's transcript) in Works, IV, 33-4 (No. 22).

f. 70r-v

*VaJ 437: Sir John Vanbrugh, Document(s)

Memorandum about Blenheim Palace, in a professional hand, signed by Vanbrugh, 8 July 1709. 1709.

Edited (from Coxe's transcript) in Works, IV, 32-3 (No. 21).

ff. 72r-3v

*VaJ 102: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to [? Lord Ryalton], from Blenheim, 18 July 1709. 1709.

Edited in Works, IV, 34-6 (No. 23).

ff. 74r-5v

*VaJ 103: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to [the Duchess of Marlborough], from Blenheim, 25 July 1709. 1709.

Edited (from Coxe's transcript) in Works, IV, 36-7 (No. 24).

ff. 82r-3r

*VaJ 105: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugj, to [the Duchess of Marlborough], from Blenheim, 1 November 1709. 1709.

Edited (from Coxe's transcript) in Works, IV, 37-8 (No. 25).

ff. 86r-7r

*VaJ 113: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed, to [the Duke of Marlborough], from London, 28 April 1710. 1710.

Extract from Coxe's transcript edited in Works, IV, 39-40 (No. 27); edited complete from the original in Whistler, pp. 235-6 (Appendix I, No. 10).

f. 88r-v

*VaJ 116: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to [the Duchess of Marlborough], [27 May 1710]. [1710].

Edited in Whistler, pp. 236-7 (Appendix I, No. 11).

ff. 89r-90v

VaJ 117: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Copy of Vanbrugh's letter to [the Duchess of Marlborough], [27 May 1710]. c.1710.

ff. 91r-2r

VaJ 118: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Copy of a letter by Vanbrugh to [the Duchess of Marlborough], 27 May 1710. c.1710.

Edited in Whistler, pp. 237-8 (Appendix I, No. 12).

ff. 93r-4r

VaJ 119: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Copy of Vanbrugh's letter to [the Duchess of Marlborough], 27 May 1710. c.1710.

Edited from thence in Whistler, pp. 237-8 (Appendix I, No. 12).

ff. 95r-6r

*VaJ 121: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to [the Duchess of Marlborough], from London, 6 June 1710. 1710.

Edited (from Coxe's transcript) in Works, IV, 40-1 (No. 28).

ff. 97r-v

*VaJ 123: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to [the Duchess of Marlborough], from London, 24 June 1710. 1710.

Edited (from Coxe's transcript) in Works, IV, 41-2 (No. 29).

f. 101r-v

*VaJ 124: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to [the Duke of Marlborough], from Blenheim, 1 August 1710. 1710.

Edited (from Coxe's transcript) in Works, IV, 42 (No. 30).

f. 103r-v

*VaJ 125: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed, to [the Duchess of Marlborough], from London, 31 August 1710. 1710.

Edited (from Coxe's transcript) in Works, IV, 43 (No. 31).

ff. 105r-6r

*VaJ 128: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to [the Duke of Marlborough], from London, 22 September 1710. 1710.

Edited (from Coxe's transcript) in Works, IV, 43-4 (No. 32).

ff. 110r-11v

*VaJ 243: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to the Duke of Marlborough, from London, 10 November 1716. 1716.

Edited in Works, IV, 85-6 (No. 72).

ff. 111r-12v

*VaJ 137: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to [the Duke of Marlborough], from Oxford, 3 October 1710. 1710.

Edited (from Coxe's transcript) in Works, IV, 48-9 (No. 34).

ff. 113r-14r

VaJ 138: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Copy of Vanbrugh's letter to [the Duke of Marlborough], from Oxford, 3 October 1710. c.1710.

f. 119r-20v

*VaJ 145: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to [the Duke of Marlborough], from London, 10 October 1710. 1710.

Edited (from Coxe's transcript) in Works, IV, 49-50 (No. 35).

f. 121r

*VaJ 445: Sir John Vanbrugh, Document(s)

Copy by Vanbrugh of a letter to him by J. Taylor, 6 October 1710. c.1710.

Edited (from Coxe's transcript) in Works, IV, 44-8 (No. 33).

f. 122r-v

*VaJ 139: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph copy by Vanbrugh. of his letter to the Treasury, giving ‘An Account of what has passed with the Treasury relating to the Building at Blenheim since my Lord Godolphin was removed’, 10 October 1710. c.1710.

Edited (from Coxe's transcript) in Works, IV, 47-8 (No. 33d), and 195.

ff. 122v-3v

VaJ 247: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Copy of a letter by Vanbrugh to [Tilleman Bobart], London, 15 December 1716. 1716.

Edited (from Coxe's transcript) in Works, IV, 89 (No. 75).

f. 125r-v

*VaJ 149: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to [Arthur Maynwaring], from Chargate, 25 October 1710. 1710.

Edited in Works, IV, 50-1 (No. 36).

ff. 133r-4v

*VaJ 110: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to Samuel Travers, [Surveyor-General for Blenheim Palace], from Whitehall, 30 November [1709 or 1710]. 1709/10.

Edited (from Coxe's transcript) in Works, IV, 38-9 (No. 26).

ff. 135r-6r

*VaJ 152: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to the Duke [of Marlborough], [late 1710?]. 1710.

Edited in Whistler, pp. 238-40 (Appendix I, No. 13).

f. 137r

*VaJ 442: Sir John Vanbrugh, Document(s)

Autograph memorandum signed by Vanbrugh, about his salary and expenses, 10 February 17[09/]10. 1710.

Edited in Downes, p. 536 (Appendix G, No. 1).

ff. 139r-40r

*VaJ 156: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to [the Duke of Marlborough], from London, 23 February 1710/[11]. 1711.

Edited in Whistler, pp. 234-5 (Appendix I, No. 9).

ff. 145r-6v

*VaJ 159: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to [the Duke of Marlborough], from London, 10 August 1711. 1711.

Edited in part (from Coxe's transcript) in Works, IV, 51 (No. 37); edited complete in Whistler, p. 240 (Appendix I, No. 14).

f. 151r

*VaJ 172: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Vanbrugh's autograph copy of a letter by him to [Robert Harley, Earl of Oxford], from London, 3 August 1712. 1712.

Edited (from Coxe's transcript) in Works, IV, 52 (No. 39).

ff. 153r-4r

*VaJ 175: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to the Duke [of Marlborough], 4 November 1712. 1712.

Edited (from Coxe's transcript) in Works, IV, 52-3 (No. 40).

f. 155r-v

VaJ 177: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Copy of Vanbrugh's letter to the Duke [of Marlborough], 4 November 1712. c.1712.

ff. 156r-7v

*VaJ 191: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to [the Duke of Marlborough], from London, 29 May 1714. 1714.

Edited (from Coxe's transcript) in Works, IV, 58-60 (No. 48).

ff. 158r-9v

*VaJ 199: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to [the Duchess of Marlborough], 16 January 1714[/15]. 1715.

Edited (from Coxe's transcript) in Works, IV, 60-1 (No. 49).

f. 160r-v

*VaJ 201: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to an unidentified correspondent, with an enclosed warrant in a professional hand (f. 161), 9 February 1714/15. 1715.

Edited (from Coxe's transcript) in Works, IV, 63 (No. 52).

f. 167r-v

*VaJ 218: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to [the Duke of Marlborough], from Whitehall, 19 April 1716. 1716.

Edited (from Coxe's transcript) in Works, IV, 64-5 (No. 55).

ff. 169r-70v

*VaJ 221: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to [the Duke of Marlborough], 25 May 1716. 1716.

Edited (from Coxe's transcript) in Works, IV, 65 (No. 56).

ff. 171r-2r

*VaJ 222: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to [the Duchess of Marlborough], from Whitehal, 12 June 1716. 1716.

Edited (from Coxe's transcript) in Works, IV, 66-7 (No. 57).

ff. 173r-4v

VaJ 223: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Copy of Vanbrugh's letter to [the Duche ss of Marlborough], from Whitehall, 12 June 1716.

Edited (from Coxe's transcript) in Works, IV, 66-7 (No. 57).

f. 175r-v

VaJ 224: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Copy of a letter by Vanbrugh to [the Duchess of Marlborough], from London, 19 June 1716.

Edited (from Coxe's transcript) in Works, IV, 67-8 (No. 58).

ff. 177r-80r

*VaJ 225: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to [the Duchess of Marlborough], from Blenheim, 30 June 1716. 1716.

Edited (from Coxe's transcript) in Works, IV, 68-70 (No. 59).

ff. 181r-2v

*VaJ 226: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to [the Duchess of Marlborough], from London, 10 July 1716. 1716.

Edited (from Coxe's transcript) in Works, IV, 70-2 (No. 60).

ff. 183r-4r

*VaJ 227: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to [the Duchess of Marlborough], from London, 13 July 1716. 1716.

Edited (from Coxe's transcript) in Works, IV, 72-3 (No. 61).

ff. 185r-6v

*VaJ 228: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to [the Duchess of Marlborough], from Blenheim, 27 July 1716. 1716.

Edited (from Coxe's transcript) in Works, IV, 73-5 (No. 62).

ff. 187r-91v

*VaJ 231: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to [the Duchess of Marlborough], from London, dated by him ‘Augt. 3d’ but postmarked 2 October 1716 and evidently sent then. 1716.

Edited (from Coxe's transcript) in Works, IV, 75-7 (No. 63).

ff. 195r-6v

*VaJ 232: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to [the Duchess of Marlborough], from Castle Howard, 19 August 1716. 1716.

Edited (from Coxe's transcript) in Works, IV, 77-9 (No. 64).

ff. 197r-8v

*VaJ 233: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to the Duchess of Marlborough, from Scarborough, 21 August 1716. 1716.

Edited (from Coxe's transcript) in Works, IV, 79-80 (No. 65).

ff. 203r-4v

*VaJ 234: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to the Duchess of Marlborough, from Blenheim, 27 September 1716. 1716.

Edited (from Coxe's transcript) in Works, IV, 80 (No. 66).

ff. 205r-6v

*VaJ 235: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to the Duchess of Marlborough, from London, 18 October 1716. 18 October 1716.

Edited (from Coxe's transcript) in Works, IV, 81 (No. 67).

ff. 207r-8r

*VaJ 236: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to the Duchess of Marlborough, from Whitehall, 20 October 1716. 1716.

Edited (from Coxe's transcript) in Works, IV, 81-2 (No. 68).

ff. 209r-10v

*VaJ 237: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to the Duchess of Marlborough, 6 November 1716. 1716.

ff. 211r-12v

VaJ 239: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Copy of Vanbrugh's letter to the Duchess of Marlborough, 6 November 1716. 1716.

f. 213r-v

*VaJ 240: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to the Duchess of Marlborough, from Whitehall, 8 November 1716. 1716.

Edited (from Coxe's transcript) in Works, IV, 84-5 (No. 71).

f. 215r-v

VaJ 241: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Copy of Vanbrugh's letter to the Duchess of Marlborough, from Whitehall, 8 November 1716. 1716.

Edited (from Coxe's transcript) in Works, IV, 84-5 (No. 71).

f. 221r-v

*VaJ 246: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to [Tilleman Bobart], from London, 15 December 1716. 1716.

Edited (from Coxe's transcript) in Works, IV, 89 (No. 75).

f. 222r-3v

*VaJ 248: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Copy of Vanbrugh's letter to [Tilleman Bobart], from London, 15 December 1716. 1716.

ff. 224r-7r

*VaJ 255: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to [the Earl of Carlisle], [June 1717]. 1717.

Edited in Works, IV, 89-93 (No. 76, the addressee tentatively identified as Lord Godolphin, but see Whistler, p. 246).

ff. 228r-33r

VaJ 256: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Copy of Vanbrugh's letter to [the Earl of Carlisle], [June 1717]. 1717.

f. 234r-v

*VaJ 257: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to [the Duke of Marlborough], 27 June 1717. 1717.

Edited in Whistler, pp. 243-4 (Appendix I, No. 21).

f. 250r

VaJ 363: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Copy of a letter by Vanbrugh to William Guidott, [the Duke of Marlborough's solicitor], 4 September 1724, sent by Guidott to Mr Waller of Lincoln's Inn on 15 September 1724.

Edited in Whistler, pp. 245-6 (Appendix I, No. 24).

Add. MS 61354

A folio composite volume of papers relating to the building of Blenheim Palace, in various hands, 167 leaves, in modern half-calf. Volume CCLIV of the Blenheim Papers.

ff. 6v-18r

*VaJ 438: Sir John Vanbrugh, Document(s)

Autograph ‘Proposalls for Work to be done at Blenheim in 1709’. 1708-9.

f. 22r

*VaJ 455: Sir John Vanbrugh, Document(s)

Autograph version of a memorandum of ‘Work directed by the Duke of Marlborough to be done at Blenheim this year: 1711’. 1711.

f. 23r

*VaJ 454: Sir John Vanbrugh, Document(s)

Autograph version of a memorandum of ‘Work directed by the Duke of Marlborough to be done at Blenheim this year: 1711’. 1711.

ff. 28r-9v

VaJ 467: Sir John Vanbrugh, Document(s)

Copy of Vanbrugh's ‘Estimate of the Expence for Finishing the Works of Blenheim Castle in Woodstock Park’, November 1714. c.1714.

ff. 32r-3v

VaJ 249: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Copy of a letter by Vanbrugh to[the Duke of Marlborough], [1716], endorsed by the Duchess of Marlborough. c.1716.

ff. 34r-5v

VaJ 250: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Copy of a letter by Vanbrugh to[the Duke of Marlborough], [1716]. c.1716.

Edited in Whistler, pp. 242-3 (Appendix I, No. 20).

f. 35v

VaJ 229: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

An extract copied from Vanbrugh's letter to [the Duchess of Marlborough], from London, 19 June 1716.

f. 35v

VaJ 230: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Extract copied from Vanbrugh's letter to [the Duchess of Marlborough], from Blenheim, 27 July 1716. c.1716.

f. 42r

VaJ 495.5: Sir John Vanbrugh, Document(s)

Copy of a memorandum by Vanbrugh of James Thornhill's expenses at Blenheim, totalling £978, in a professional hand, December 1716. 1716.

f. 43r

VaJ 495.8: Sir John Vanbrugh, Document(s)

Memorandum of Vanbrugh's estimates for completing Blenheim, in an unidentified hand. c.1716.

f. 97r

VaJ 393: Sir John Vanbrugh, Document(s)

Copy of an agreement between Vanbrugh, as agent for the Duke of Marlborough, and Benjamin Johnson and John Davie, the original signed by Vanbrugh, 9 July 1705. 1705.

ff. 122r-3r

VaJ 474: Sir John Vanbrugh, Document(s)

Copy of an agreement between Vanbrugh, as Marlborough's agent, and George Lowe for a cottage house [before 1715]. c.1714.

Add. MS 61356

MS volume.

f. 33r

*VaJ 491: Sir John Vanbrugh, Document(s)

Autograph memorandum by Vanbrugh, about the Duchess of Marlborough, endorsed by her, [after July 1716]. c.1716.

Edited in Whistler, p. 246 (Appendix I, No. 25).

ff. 37r-40v

VaJ 490.5: Sir John Vanbrugh, Document(s)

Copy of Vanbrugh's report to the Treasury, giving ‘An Account of what has passed with the Treasury relating to the Building at Blenheim since my Lord Godolphin was removed’ (incorporating Vanbrugh's copies of his related letters to various bodies, [c.1714-15].

ff. 37r-8r

VaJ 198: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Copy of Vanbrugh's letter to Lord Poulet, from Blenheim, 30 September 1710, as part of Vanbrugh's report to the Treasury. c.1710.

f. 38r-v

VaJ 131.5: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Copy of Vanbrugh's letter to Robert Harley, from Blenheim, 30 September 1710, as part of Vanbrugh's report to the Treasury. c.1710.

ff. 39v-40r

*VaJ 143: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Copy of Vanbrugh's letter to the Treasury, 10 October 1710. c.1710.

Add. MS 61432

A folio composite volume of Blenheim family papers, in several hands, 148 leaves. Volume CCCXXXII of the Blenheim Papers.

f. 128r

*VaJ 343: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to [Henrietta Godolphin, second Duchess of Marlborough], from Winchester, 26 July 1722. 1722.

Edited in Downes, pp. 408-9.

Add. MS 61523

A composite volume of letters, 251 leaves. Volume CCCCXXIII of the Blenheim Papers.

ff. 244r-5r

*VaJ 94: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to [Thomas Hopkins, Under-Secretary of State], 5 May 1709. 5 May 1709.

Edited in Whistler, pp. 233-4 (Appendix I, No. 7).

Add. MS 61540

A folio composite volume of correspondence. Vol XL of the Blenheim Papers.

ff. 35r-6r

*VaJ 432: Sir John Vanbrugh, Document(s)

Report to Henry Howard, Earl of Bindon, Deputy Earl Marshal, in a professional hand, signed by Vanbrugh and other officers of arms, 29 November 1708. 1708.

Add. MS 61605

ff. 179r-80v

*VaJ 272: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to the Earl of Sunderland, 31 July 1718. 1718.

Edited in Whistler, p. 244 (Appendix I, No. 22).

f. 181r-v

*VaJ 496: Sir John Vanbrugh, Document(s)

Copy of an ‘Abstract of the new Regulations, at present State of the Board of His Majesty's Works’, in a professional hand, endorsed in Vanbrugh's hand ‘Copy of a Paper given to the King. From the Late Treasury…translated into French and given to the King by Mr Walpole’, 8 February 1716/17. 1717.

ff. 185r-6r

*VaJ 290: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to the Earl of Newcastle, ‘Tuesday Morning’, with an enclosure dated 5 May 1719. 1719.

Edited in Whistler, pp. 244-5 (Appendix I, No. 23).

f. 187r

VaJ 511: Sir John Vanbrugh, Document(s)

Copy of a memorandum by Vanbrugh about an additional officer for the Establishment of the Board of Works [1719]. 1719.

Add. MS 61619

A volume of official documents, 221 leaves. Volume DXIX of the Blenheim Papers.

ff. 107r-9r

*VaJ 45: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to the Earl of Sunderland, with an enclosed autograph memorandum recommending Mr Croxall, 11 July 1707. 1707.

Add. MS 61638

A folio composite volume of correspondence and papers, 1704-11. Volume DXXXVIII of the Blenheim Papers

f. 77r

*VaJ 419: Sir John Vanbrugh, Document(s)

Report to Henry Howard, Earl of Bindon, Deputy Earl Marshal, in a professional hand and signed by Vanbrugh and by other officers of arms, 25 November 1707. 1707.

Add. MS 61649

ff. 124r-5r

*VaJ 499: Sir John Vanbrugh, Document(s)

Report to Henry, Earl of Suffolk, Deputy Earl Marshal, in a professional hand, signed by Vanbrugh and other officers of arms, 3 May 1717. 1717.

Add. MS 61655

A folio composite volume of correspondence and miscellaneous papers, in various hands, 208 leaves. Volume DLV of the Blenheim Papers.

ff. 35r-7v

*VaJ 61: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to the Duchess of Marlborough, supporting the application of ‘a very near Relation…for the Consulship of Lisbon’, 9 January [1707-10]. 1707-10.

Add. MS 61683

A folio composite volume of state, literary and family papers and speeches, in various hands and paper sizes, 93 leaves, mounted on guards, in modern half red morocco. Papers principally of the Boteler family, of Biddenham, Bedfordshire, and of the family of John Hampden, MP (1595-1643), politician, of Great Hampden, Buckinghamshire.

Volume DLXXXIII of the Blenheim Papers, papers principally of John Churchill (1650-1722), first Duke of Marlborough, army commander and politician, his wife Sarah (née Jenyns) (1660-1744), and the related Spencer and Trevor families.

ff. 36r-7r

BcF 454: Francis Bacon, Bacon's Humble Submissions and Supplications

Copy of Bacon's submission, 22 April 1621, in a secretary hand, on folio leaves originally folded as a letter. c.1620s.

The Humble Submissions and Supplications Bacon sent to the House of Lords, on 19 March 1620/1 (beginning ‘I humbly pray your Lordships all to make a favourable and true construction of my absence...’); 22 April 1621 (beginning ‘It may please your Lordships, I shall humbly crave at your Lordships' hands a benign interpretation...’); and 30 April 1621 (beginning ‘Upon advised consideration of the charge, descending into mine own conscience...’), written at the time of his indictment for corruption. Spedding, XIV, 215-16, 242-5, 252-62.

f. 63r

WoH 88.4: Sir Henry Wotton, On his Mistress, the Queen of Bohemia (‘You meaner beauties of the night’)

Copy, in a secretary hand, headed ‘An ode vppon the Lady Elizab my Princesse and Mrs elected Queene of Bohemia’, on one side of a folio leaf of verse once folded as a letter or packet, imperfect. c.1620s.

First published (in a musical setting) in Michael East, Sixt Set of Bookes (London, 1624). Reliquiae Wottonianae (London, 1651), p. 518. Hannah (1845), pp. 12-15. Some texts of this poem discussed in J.B. Leishman, ‘“You Meaner Beauties of the Night” A Study in Transmission and Transmogrification’, The Library, 4th Ser. 26 (1945-6), 99-121. Some musical versions edited in English Songs 1625-1660, ed. Ian Spink, Musica Britannica XXXIII (London, 1971), Nos. 66, 122.

ff. 65r, 66r

CmT 214.5: Thomas Campion, ‘What if a day, or a month, or a yeare’

Copy of an eight-strophe version, in a secretary hand, untitled, on two pages of a pair of conjugate folio leaves, once folded as a letter. c.1620s.

Possibly first published as a late 16th-century broadside. Philotus (Edinburgh, 1603). Richard Alison, An Howres Recreation in Musicke (London, 1606). Davis, p. 473. The different versions and attributions discussed in A.E.H. Swaen, ‘The Authorship of “What if a Day”, and its Various Versions’, MP, 4 (1906-7), 397-422, and in David Greer, ‘“What if a Day” — An Examination of the Words and Music’, M&L, 43 (1962), 304-19.

See also CmT 239-41.

f. 68r

CoR 6.8: Richard Corbett, Against the Opposing the Duke in Parliament, 1628 (‘The wisest King did wonder when hee spy'd’)

Copy, in a secretary hand, untitled, following (f. 67r) ‘The Warlike kinge did wonder when he spide’, on the third page of a pair of conjugate folio leaves, once folded as a letter or packet. c.1629-30s.

First published in Poems and Songs relating to George Duke of Buckingham, Percy Society (London, 1850), p. 31. Bennett & Trevor-Roper, pp. 82-3.

Most MS texts followed by an anonymous ‘Answer’ beginning ‘The warlike king was troubl'd when hee spi'd’. Texts of these two poems discussed in V.L. Pearl and M.L. Pearl, ‘Richard Corbett's “Against the Opposing of the Duke in Parliament, 1628” and the Anonymous Rejoinder, “An Answere to the Same, Lyne for Lyne”: The Earliest Dated Manuscript Copies’, RES, NS 42 (1991), 32-9, and related correspondence in RES, NS 43 (1992), 248-9.

f. 69r-v

CoR 72.5: Richard Corbett, An Elegie on the late Lord William Haward Baron of Effingham, dead the tenth of December. 1615 (‘I did not know thee, Lord, nor do I striue’)

Copy, in a professopnal secretary hand, headed ‘An Eleagie on the death of E Howard Baron of Ethingham’, on the first two pages of two conjugate folio leaves, once folded as a letter or packet. c.1629-30s.

First published in Sir Thomas Overbury, A Wife, 9th impression (London, 1616). Bennett & Trevor-Roper, pp. 20-3.

f. 76r

RnT 222: Thomas Randolph, On the Fall of the Mitre Tavern in Cambridge (‘Lament, lament, ye Scholars all’)

Copy, in a secretary hand, imperfect and lacking a heading, on the first page of two heavily cut-down conjugate folio leaves, once folded as a letter. c.1620s.

First published in Wit & Drollery (London, 1656), p. 68. Thorn-Drury, pp. 160-2.

Add. MS 61692

Copy, in three predominantly secretary hands, untitled, 57 folio leaves, imperfect, lacking one leaf, formerly in contemporary vellum, in modern half red morocco. Volume DXCII of the Blenheim Papers, papers principally of John Churchill (1650-1722), first Duke of Marlborough, army commander and politician, his wife Sarah (née Jenyns) (1660-1744), and the related Spencer and Trevor families. c.1584-1600s.

LeC 12: Anon, Leicester's Commonwealth

Inscribed (f. ir) ‘Thomas Edgerly’ and ‘James Shirley’ (not the playwright).

First published as The Copie of a Leter, Wryten by a Master of Arte of Cambrige, to his Friend in London, Concerning some talke past of late betwen two worshipful and graue men, about the present state, and some procedinges of the Erle of Leycester and his friendes in England ([? Rouen], 1584). Soon banned. Reprinted as Leycesters common-wealth (London, 1641). Edited, as Leicester's Commonwealth, by D.C. Peck (Athens, OH, & London, 1985). Although various attributions have been suggested by Peck and others, the most likely author remains Robert Persons (1546-1610), Jesuit conspirator.

Add. MS 61695

Copy, in a predominantly italic hand, headed A Discourse of the Original and Fundamental Cause of Natural, Customaryy, Voluntary, and Necessary Warr. Written by Sr: Walter Rawleigh Knt:, i + 27 leaves, in modern half red morocco. Early 18th century.

RaW 612.5: Sir Walter Ralegh, A Discourse of the Original and Fundamental Cause of Natural, Arbitrary, Necessary, and Unnatural War

Volume DXCV of the Blenheim Papers, papers principally of John Churchill (1650-1722), first Duke of Marlborough, army commander and politician, his wife Sarah (née Jenyns) (1660-1744), and the related Spencer and Trevor families.

A tract beginning ‘The ordinary theme and argument of history is war...’. First published (in part), as ‘The Misery of Invasive Warre’, in Judicious and Select Essays and Observations (London 1650). Published complete in Three Discourses of Sir Walter Ralegh (London 1702). Works (1829), VIII, 253-97.

See also RaW 610.

Add. MS 61728

A quarto volume of military and state tracts and extracts, in several hands, predominantly in a largely italic hand, iii + 194 leaves, in contemporary vellum, with traces of ties. Early 17th century.

Inscribed (f. 15r and elsewhere) ‘John Rider his Book’. Christie's, 30 January 1980, lot 102.

ff. 1r-44r

HoH 31: Henry Howard, Earl of Northampton, A Copy of the last instructions which the Emperor Charles the Fifth gave to his son Philip before his death translated out of Spanish

Copy of the main text, lacking a title and dedicatory epistle to the Queen, in a formal small italic hand.

An unpublished translation of a suppositious work, supposed (but unlikely) to be Charles V's instructions to his son Philip II, which was circulated in MS in 16th-century Europe and published in Spanish in Sandoval's Life of Charles V (1634). An Italian translation in MS was presented to James VI by Giacomo Castelvetro between 1591 and 1595 and is now in the National Library of Scotland (MS Adv. 23. I. 6): see The Works of William Fowler, ed. H.W. Meckle, James Craigie and John Purves, III, STS 3rd Ser. 23 (Edinburgh, 1940), pp. cxxvii-cxxx, and references cited in The Basilicon Doron of King James VI, ed. James Craigie, II, STS, 3rd Ser. 18 (Edinburgh, 1950), pp. 63-9. A quite different translation was published as The Advice of Charles the Fifth...to his Son Philip the Second (London, 1670).

Howard's translation, dedicated to Queen Elizabeth, was allegedly written when he had been more than twelve years out of the Queen's favour [? in the early 1590s]. The Dedication begins ‘If the faithful Cananite of whom we read in the holy writ...’; the main text begins ‘I have resolved (most dear son) to come now to the point...’, and ends ‘...to proceed in such a course as prayers may second your purposes. Sanctae Trinitati, &c.’

Add. MS 61745

A quarto miscellany, including a play, legal notes and verses with Welsh connections, in several secretary and italic hands, ii + 64 leaves, in contemporary limp vellum, within modern half-morocco. c.1611-19.

Formerly among the family archives of Sir John Coke (1563-1644), Secretary of State, later owned by the Marquess of Lothian, of Melbourne Hall, Derbyshire. Sotheby's, 20 November 1973, lot 72, with facsimile examples in the sale catalogue.

ff. 1r-46v

HyT 13: Thomas Heywood, Tom a Lincoln

Copy, in probably five secretary hands, subscribed ‘Quae pfecta manent, strenuo pfecta labore Metra quid exornat lima, litura, labor / Morganus Evans’: i.e. composed or partly copied by Morgan Evans, of Trefeglwys, Montgomeryshire, member of the Inner Temple, imperfect at the beginning and lacking a title.

Edited from this MS in Proudfoot, with facsimile examples. Also discussed in Richard Proudfoot, ‘Richard Johnson's Tom a' Lincoln Dramatized: A Jacobean Play in British Library MS. Add. 61745’, in New Ways of Looking at Old Texts, ed. W. Speed Hill (Binghamton, 1993), pp. 75-101.

Doubtfully attributed to Heywood by P.J. Croft. Possibly written, at least in part, by Morgan Evans as an Inns of Court entertainment. Edited by G. R. Proudfoot, Malone Society Reprints (Oxford, 1992).

Add. MS 61821

Copy of works by Sir Philip Sidney, in a probably professional secretary and italic hand, ii + 147 folio leaves, in contemporary brown calf gilt (rebacked). Formerly in the library of the Tollemache family, at Helmingham Hall, Suffolk, and probably once owned by Sir Lionel Tollemache, first Baronet (1562-1612?), whose initials (‘S L T’) are stamped in blind on the cover. Late 16th century.

Sotheby's, 6 June 1961, lot 21. Booklabel of Arthur A. Houghton, Jr (1906-90), American businessman and collector. Christie's, 12 June 1980 (Houghton sale), lot 426.

Recorded in HMC, 1st Report (1870), Appendix, p. 61.

ff. 2r-140v

SiP 98: Sir Philip Sidney, The Old Arcadia

Copy of the complete Arcadia, untitled, imperfect.

This MS collated in Robertson and described p. xlii. Described in Ringler, pp. x-xii. Facsimile of f. 61r in Sotheby's sale catalogue, 6 June 1961, lot 21, and of f. 2r in Christie's sale catalogue, 12 June 1980, Plate 32.

The unfinished revised version of Arcadia (the ‘New Arcadia’) first published in London, 1590. The original version (the ‘Old Arcadia’) first published in Feuillerat, IV (1926). The complete Old Arcadia edited by Jean Robertson (Oxford, 1973). The poems edited in Ringler, pp. 7-131.

ff. 142v-6r

SiP 216: Sir Philip Sidney, The Lady of May

Copy, untitled.

Edited from this MS in Robert Kimbrough and Philip Murphy, ‘The Helmingham Hall Manuscript of Sidney's The Lady of May: A Commentary and Transcription’, RD, NS 1 (1968), 103-19; collated in Duncan-Jones & Van Dorsten; recorded in Ringler, pp. x-xii.

First published in Arcadia (London, 1598). Duncan-Jones & Van Dorsten, pp. 21-32. The verse portions in Ringler, pp. 3-5.

Add. MS 61822

A tall folio miscellany of verse and prose, including a series of ‘Pithie sentences and wise sayinges’, largely in a secretary hand, iv + 120 leaves (including blanks), in contemporary dark brown calf on wooden boards (rebacked), with remains of brass clasps. Compiled principally by William Briton (1564-1637), of Kelston, Somerset. c.1586-1605.

Once owned by members of the Harington family, including John Harington, MP (d.1654). Acquired by Quaritch in 1932 and in their centenary sale catalogue (1947), item 198. Booklabel of Arthur A. Houghton, Jr (1906-90), American businessman and collector. Christie's, 12 June 1980 (Houghton sale), lot 427.

f. 84r

ElT 1: Thomas Elyot, The Boke named The Governour

Verse extracts.

First published in 1531.

ff. 89v-90v

SaT 2: Thomas Sackville, Gorboduc or Ferrex and Porrex

Twenty-four extracts, transcribed from a edited edition.

This MS recorded in The Poems of Sir Philip Sidney, ed. William Ringler (Oxford, 1962), p. 541.

First published in London, 1565. Edited by Irby B. Cauthen, Jr. (University of Nebraska Press, 1970).

ff. 91r-103r

SiP 3: Sir Philip Sidney, Astrophil and Stella

Copy of sonnets 1-23, 26-7, 29-34, 36, 38-9, 41-4, 47-108 (in an irregular order), headed ‘Sonnetts wrytten by Sr Phillipp Sydney Knight’.

This MS collated in Ringler and described pp. 540-2. Facsimile example in Christie's sale catalogue, 12 June 1980, Plate 33.

First published in London, 1591. Ringler, pp. 163-237.

Add. MS 61842

A quarto literary commonplace book, in several hands, ii + 175 leaves, including inserted printed matter, plus numerous blanks, in half-calf. c.1776.

Bookplate of ‘Jos. Coltman’. Acquired on 8 August 1980 from Richard Hatchwell.

ff. 76v-7r

MnJ 10.5: John Milton, L'Allegro (‘Hence loathed Melancholy’)

Copy of part of the poem.

First published in Poems (1645).

Add. MS 61903

An octavo diary, commonplace book and parliamentary journal, chiefly in one hand, ii + 93 leaves, in contemporary brown leather. Inscribed (f. 1r) ‘Peter Le Neve Liber Anno Dom 1678’: i.e. compiled by Peter Le Neve (1661-1729), Norroy King of Arms and antiquary. c.1678-85.

Later owned by Henry Lawrence Bradfer-Lawrence (1887-1965), Norfolk and Yorkshire antiquary and manuscript collector (his MS 49). Purchased through Quaritch, March 1981.

ff. 65r-9r

MaA 150: Andrew Marvell, A Dialogue between the Two Horses (‘Wee read in profane and Sacred records’)

Copy, headed ‘Introduction’.

First published in The Second Part of the Collection of Poems on Affairs of State (London, 1689). Margoliouth, I, 208-13, as ‘probably Marvell's’. POAS, I, 274-83, as anonymous. Rejected from the canon by Lord.

Add. MS 61944

An ordnance book kept at the Tower of London from 1607 to 1617, largely in one secretary hand, written from both ends, v + 87 leaves, in long narrow ledger format.

Sotheby's, 20 July 1981, lot 35.

f. 76v rev.

RaW 399.5: Sir Walter Ralegh, ‘ICUR, good Mounser Carr’

Copy, untitled, here beginning ‘I: C: v. R: good: Monser Carr’, struck through. 2 January 1615/16.

Facsimile in Sotheby's sale catalogue, 20 July 1981, lot 35, and in Peter Beal, A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology 1450-2000 (Oxford, 2008), p. 278 (illus. 58).

First published in Love-Poems and Humourous Ones, ed. Frederick J. Furnivall, The Ballad Society (Hertford, 1874; reprinted in New York, 1977), p. 20. Listed but not printed in Latham, p. 174. Rudick, No. 48, p. 121 (as ‘Sir Walter Raleigh to the Lord Carr’).

Add. MS 62134

A quarto volume of 61 poems by Henry King (and one by Henry Reynolds), ii + 33 leaves, in contemporary olive-brown morocco gilt, with remains of green silk ties. Except for later verses scribbled on f. 33r, all is in a single formal italic hand: i.e. that of Thomas Manne's ‘imitator’, who also reproduces King's initials ‘HK’ in his monogram format as a subscription to nearly every poem. c.1638.

Iinscribed (f. ir) ‘M. Hall / Gainsbro’ and ‘Miss A. F. Eames / Nottingham’. Sotheby's, 21 May 1968, lot 339, to John Fleming, New York. Then owned by Arthur A. Houghton, Jr (1907-90), American businessman and collector. Christie's, 14 June 1979 (Houghton sale, Part I), lot 278. Quaritch's sale catalogue No. 1013 (1981), item 38.

Cited in IELM, II.i (1987), as the ‘Houghton MS’: KiH Δ 4. For facsimile pages, see KiH 423, KiH 517, KiH 540, and KiH 571. A set of photocopies is also in the British Library, RP 246.

ff. 1r-2v

KiH 794: Henry King, The Woes of Esay (‘Woe to the worldly men, whose covetous’)

Copy.

First published in Poems (1657). Crum, pp. 136-9.

ff. 3r-4r

KiH 312: Henry King, An Essay on Death and a Prison (‘A Prison is in all things like a Grave’)

Copy.

First published in Poems (1657). Crum, pp. 139-42.

ff. 4v-5v

KiH 709: Henry King, To his unconstant Freind (‘But say, thou very Woman, why to mee’)

Copy.

First published in Poems (1657). Crum, pp. 142-4.

f. 6r

KiH 786: Henry King, The Vow-Breaker (‘When first the Magick of thine Ey’)

Copy.

First published in Parnassus Biceps (London, 1656). Poems (1657). Crum, pp. 160-1.

ff. 6v-7r

KiH 412: Henry King, Madam Gabrina, Or the Ill-favourd Choice (‘I have oft wondred, why thou didst elect’)

Copy, untitled.

First published in Poems (1657). Crum, pp. 144-5.

f. 7v

KiH 107: Henry King, The Defence (‘Why slightest thou what I approve?’)

Copy, untitled.

First published in The Academy of Complements (London, 1646). Poems (1657). Crum, pp. 145-6.

f. 8r

KiH 666: Henry King, The Surrender (‘My once Deare Love. Happlesse that I no more’)

Copy, headed ‘An Elegy’.

First published in Poems (1657). Crum, pp. 146-7.

f. 8v

KiH 355: Henry King, The Farwell (‘Farwell fond Love, under whose childish whipp’)

Copy.

First published in Poems (1657). Crum, p. 150.

See also B&F 121-2.

f. 9r

KiH 540: Henry King, Sonnet (‘Dry those faire, those Christall Eyes’)

Copy.

Facsimile of this MS in Sotheby's sale catalogue, 21 May 1968, lot 339.

First published in Poems (1657). Crum, pp. 147-8.

f. 9r

KiH 571: Henry King, Sonnet (‘I prethee turne that face away’)

Copy.

Facsimile of this MS in Sotheby's sale catalogue, 21 May 1968, lot 339.

First published in Wits Recreations (London, 1641). Poems (1657). Crum, p. 149.

Musical setting by John Wilson published in Select Ayres and Dialogues (Oxford, 1659).

p. 9v

KiH 631: Henry King, Sonnet (‘When I entreat, either thou wilt not heare’)

Copy.

First published in Poems (1657). Crum, p. 148.

f. 9v

KiH 604: Henry King, Sonnet (‘Tell mee you Starrs that our affections move’)

Copy.

First published in Walter Porter, Madrigales & Ayres (London, 1632). Poems (1657). Crum, p. 149.

f. 10r

KiH 28: Henry King, The Boy's answere to the Blackmore (‘Black Mayd, complayne not that I fly’)

Copy.

First published in The Academy of Complements (London, 1646). Poems (1657). Crum, p. 151. The text almost invariably preceded, in both printed and MS versions, by (variously headed) ‘A Blackmore Mayd wooing a faire Boy: sent to the Author by Mr. Hen. Rainolds’ (‘Stay, lovely Boy, why fly'st thou mee’). Musical settings by John Wilson in Henry Lawes, Select Ayres and Dialogues (London, 1669).

f. 10v

KiH 588: Henry King, Sonnet (‘Tell mee no more how faire shee is’)

Copy.

First published in Poems (1657). Crum, p. 158.

f. 11r

KiH 517: Henry King, Sic Vita (‘Like to the Falling of a Starr’)

Copy.

Facsimile of this MS in Christie's sale catalogue, 14 June 1979, Plate 43.

First published in Poems by Francis Beaumont (London, 1640). Poems (1657). Crum, pp. 148-9.

f. 11r

KiH 423: Henry King, My Midd-night Meditation (‘Ill busy'd Man! why should'st thou take such care’)

Copy.

Facsimile of this MS in Christie's sale catalogue, 14 June 1979, Plate 43.

First published, as ‘Man's Miserie, by Dr. K’, in Richard Chamberlain, The Harmony of the Muses (London, 1654) [apparently unique exemplum in the Huntington, edited in facsimile by Ernest W. Sullivan (Aldershot, 1990), pp. 5-6]. Poems (1657). Crum, pp. 157-8.

f. 11v

KiH 171: Henry King, An Elegy Upon Prince Henryes Death (‘Keep station Nature, and rest Heaven sure’)

Copy.

First published in Parnassus Biceps (London, 1656). Poems (1657). Crum, p. 65.

f. 12r

KiH 188: Henry King, An Elegy Upon S.W.R. (‘I will not weep. For 'twere as great a Sinne’)

Copy, headed ‘An Elegy’.

First published in Poems (1657). Crum, p. 66.

f. 12v

KiH 276: Henry King, An Epitaph on his most honour'd Freind Richard Earle of Dorset (‘Let no profane ignoble foot tread neere’)

Copy.

First published, in an abridged version, in Certain Elegant Poems by Dr. Corbet (London, 1647). Poems (1657). Crum, pp. 67-8.

ff. 13r-14r

KiH 322: Henry King, An Exequy To his Matchlesse never to be forgotten Freind (‘Accept, thou Shrine of my Dead Saint!’)

Copy.

First published in Poems (1657). Crum, pp. 68-72.

f. 14v

KiH 13: Henry King, The Anniverse. An Elegy (‘So soone grow'n old? Hast thou bin six yeares dead?’)

Copy, headed ‘An Elegy’.

First published in Poems (1657). Crum, pp. 72-3.

f. 15r

KiH 467: Henry King, On two Children dying of one Disease, and buryed in one Grave (‘Brought forth in Sorrow, and bred up in Care’)

Copy.

First published in Poems (1657). Crum, p. 72.

ff. 15v-16r

KiH 396: Henry King, A Letter (‘I ne're was drest in Formes. nor can I bend’)

Copy.

First published in Poems (1657). Crum, pp. 152-4.

f. 16v

KiH 701: Henry King, To his Freinds of Christchurch upon the mislike of the Marriage of the Artes, acted at Woodstock (‘But is it true, the Court mislik't the Play’)

Copy.

First published in Poems (1657). Crum, p. 67.

f. 17r-v

KiH 98: Henry King, By Occasion of the young Prince his happy Birth. May 29. 1630 (‘At this glad Triumph, when most Poëts use’)

Copy.

First published in Poems (1657). Crum, pp. 73-5.

f. 18r

KiH 481: Henry King, A Penitentiall Hymne (‘Hearken, O God! unto a wretche's cryes’)

Copy.

First published in The Psalmes of David, 2nd edition (London, 1654). Poems (1657). Crum, pp. 161-2.

ff. 18v-19r

KiH 765: Henry King, Upon the Death of my ever Desired Freind Dr. Donne Dean of Paules (‘To have liv'd Eminent, in a degree’)

Copy, headed ‘An Elegy. Vpon the Death of my ever Desired Friend Dr Donne Deane of Paules’.

First published in John Donne, Deaths Duell (London, 1632). Poems (1657). Crum, pp. 76-7.

f. 19v

KiH 561: Henry King, Sonnet (‘Go Thou, that vainly dost mine eyes invite’)

Copy.

First published in Poems (1657). Crum, p. 162.

f. 19v

KiH 529: Henry King, Silence. A Sonnet (‘Peace my Hearte's blabb, be ever dumbe’)

Copy, headed ‘Silence’.

First published in Poems (1657). Crum, p. 159.

f. 20r

KiH 659: Henry King, Sonnet. To Patience (‘Downe stormy Passions, downe: no more’)

Copy, headed ‘To Patience’.

First published in Poems (1657). Crum, p. 160.

f. 20r

KiH 490: Henry King, The Pink (‘Faire one, you did on mee bestow’)

Copy.

First published in Poems (1657). Crum, p. 167.

f. 20v

KiH 645: Henry King, Sonnet. The Double Rock (‘Since Thou hast view'd some Gorgon, and art grow'n’)

Copy, headed ‘The Double Rock’.

First published in Poems (1657). Crum, pp. 167-8.

f. 20v

KiH 499: Henry King, The Retreit (‘Pursue no more (My Thoughts!) that False Unkind’)

Copy.

First published in The Academy of Complements (London, 1646). Poems (1657). Crum, p. 168.

f. 21r

KiH 404: Henry King, Love's Harvest (‘Fond Lunatick forbeare. WHy dost thou sue’)

Copy.

First published in The Academy of Complements (London, 1646). Poems (1657). Crum, p. 169.

f. 21r

KiH 372: Henry King, The Forlorne Hope (‘How long (vaine Hope!) dost thou my joyes suspend?’)

Copy.

First published in Poems (1657). Crum, pp. 168-9.

ff. 21v-2v

KiH 226: Henry King, An Elegy Upon the most victorious King of Sweden Gustavus Adolphus (‘Like a cold Fatall Sweat which ushers Death’)

Copy.

First published in The Swedish Intelligencer, Third Part (London, 1633). Poems (1657). Crum, pp. 77-81.

f. 23r-v

KiH 138: Henry King, The Departure. An Elegy (‘Were I to leave no more than a Good Freind’)

Copy, headed ‘An Elegy’.

First published in Poems (1657). Crum, pp. 163-4.

f. 24r-v

KiH 6: Henry King, An Acknowledgment (‘My best of Friends! what needes a Chaine to ty’)

Copy.

First published in Poems (1657). Crum, pp. 164-6.

f. 25r-v

KiH 773: Henry King, Upon the King's happy Returne from Scotland (‘So breakes the Day, when the Returning Sun’)

Copy.

First published in Poems (1657). Crum, pp. 81-2.

f. 25v

KiH 209: Henry King, An Elegy Upon the Bishopp of London John King (‘Sad Relick of a Blessed Soule! whose trust’)

Copy.

First published in Poems (1657). Crum, pp. 172-3.

f. 26r

KiH 379: Henry King, The Labyrinth (‘Life is a crooked Labyrinth, and wee’)

Copy.

First published in Poems (1657). Crum, pp. 173-4.

f. 26v

KiH 264: Henry King, Epigram (‘To what serve Lawes where only mony reignes?’)

Copy.

First published in Hannah (1843), p. 127. Crum, p. 156.

f. 26v

KiH 270: Henry King, Epigram (‘When Arria to her Paetus had bequeath'd’)

Copy.

First published in Hannah (1843), p. 128. Crum, p. 156.

f. 26v

KiH 259: Henry King, Epigram (‘The fate of Bookes is diverse as man's Sense’)

Copy.

First published in Hannah (1843), p. 130. Crum, p. 156.

f. 26v

KiH 248: Henry King, Epigram (‘He whose advent'rous keele ploughes the rough Seas’)

Copy.

First published in Hannah (1843), p. 129. Crum, p. 157.

f. 26v

KiH 254: Henry King, Epigram (‘I would not in my Love too soone prevaile’)

Copy.

First published in The Gentleman's Magazine, 5 (July 1735), 380. The English Poems of Henry King, ed. Lawrence Mason (New Haven, 1914), p. 174. Crum, p. 157.

f. 27r

KiH 758: Henry King, Upon a Table-book presented to a Lady (‘When your faire hand receaves this Little Book’)

Copy.

First published in Poems (1657). Crum, p. 154.

f. 27r

KiH 748: Henry King, To the same Lady Upon Overburye's Wife (‘Madam, who understands you well, would sweare’)

Copy.

First published in Poems (1657). Crum, p. 154.

f. 27r

KiH 743: Henry King, To the same Lady Upon Mr. Burton's Melancholy (‘If in this Glasse of Humours you doe find’)

Copy, headed ‘To a Lady...’.

First published in Poems (1657). Crum, p. 154.

f. 27r

KiH 753: Henry King, Upon a Braid of Haire in a sent by Mris. E.H. (‘In this small Character is sent’)

Copy.

First published in Poems (1657). Crum, p. 155.

f. 27v

KiH 686: Henry King, To a Freind upon Overburie's Wife given to Hir (‘I know no fitter Subject for your view’)

Copy.

First published in Poems (1657). Crum, p. 155.

f. 27v

KiH 696: Henry King, To A.R. upon the same (‘Not that I would instruct or tutor you’)

Copy, headed ‘To A.R. in eandem’.

First published in Poems (1657). Crum, p. 155.

f. 27v

KiH 625: Henry King, Sonnet (‘Were thy heart soft, as Thou art faire’)

Copy.

First published in Poems (1657). Crum, pp. 158-9.

f. 28r

KiH 736: Henry King, To One demanding why Wine sparkles (‘So Diamonds sparkle, and thy Mistriss' eyes’)

Copy of an early version, beginning ‘Wee doe not give the Wine a Sparkling name’.

First published in Poems (1657). Crum, pp. 188-9, 243.

f. 28r

KiH 305: Henry King, An Epitaph On Niobe turn'd to Stone (‘This Pile thou see'st, built out of Flesh not Stone’)

Copy.

First published in Poems (1657). Crum, p. 156.

f. 28r

KiH 690: Henry King, To a Lady who sent me a copy of verses at my going to bed (‘Lady, your art, or wit could nere devise’)

Copy of the revised version; c.1638.

First published in Poems (1657). Crum, pp. 178-9, 240.

ff. 28v-9r

KiH 385: Henry King, The Legacy (‘My dearest Love! When Thou and I must part’)

Copy.

First published in Poems (1657). Crum, pp. 170-2.

f. 29v

KiH 143: Henry King, The Dirge (‘What is th' Existence of Man's Life?’)

Copy.

First published in Poems (1657). Crum, pp. 177-8.

f. 30r-v

KiH 719: Henry King, To my Dead Friend Ben: Johnson (‘I see that Wreath, which doth the Wearer arme’)

Copy.

First published in Jonsonus Virbius, or the Memorie of Ben Johnson Revived by the friends of the Muses, ed. Brian Duppa (London, 1638). Poems (1657). Crum, pp. 87-8.

ff. 31r-2v

KiH 725: Henry King, To my Noble and Judicious Friend Mr Henry Blount upon his Voyage (‘Sir I must ever owne my self to be’)

Copy.

First published in Poems (1657). Crum, pp. 83-7.

ff. 32v-3r

KiH 722: Henry King, To my honourd friend Mr. George Sandys (‘It is, Sir, a confess'd intrusion here’)

Copy of lines 1-54, incomplete, subscribed ‘Job’.

First published in George Sandys, A Paraphrase upon the Divine Poems (London, 1638). Poems (1657). Crum, pp. 89-92.

Add. MS 62135

A composite collection of miscellaneous papers, now divided into two folio volumes (Part 1, ff. 1-199; Part 2, ff. 200-487), in various hands and paper sizes, originally in vellum, now each part in modern half-morocco. Volume I of the papers of the Wyatt family, of Allington Castle, Boxley, and Quex, Kent, including (ff. 332r-58v) quarto booklets of verse, in a rounded italic hand, possibly compiled, c.1630, by Sir Francis Wyatt (1575-1644), Governor of Virginia (although according to an uncertain note on f. 358v ‘all the hand writing of Sr H Wiat’).

Later owned by Bradford Denne Hawkins, vicar of Rivenhall, Essex; by Lionel Oliver, of Hencham, King's Lynn; and then in 1872, by Charles Marsham (1808-74), third Earl of Romney. Formerly Loan MS 15/Part 2 (Wyatt Commonplace Book).

Part 1, ff. 96r-7v

CvG 17: George Cavendish, The Life of Cardinal Wolsey

Extracts relating to Anne Boleyn. 1641.

First published in George Cavendish, The Life of Cardinal Wolsey and Metrical Visions, ed. Samuel W. Singer, 2 vols (Chiswick, 1825). The Life and Death of Cardinal Wolsey by George Cavendish, ed. Richard S. Sylvester, EETS, orig. ser. 243 (London, New York and Toronto, 1959).

Part 2, f. 349v

MoG 15: George Morley, An Epitaph upon King James (‘All that have eyes now wake and weep’)

Copy, headed ‘Vpon the death of King James’.

anon

A version of lines 1-22, headed ‘Epitaph on King James’ and beginning ‘He that hath eyes now wake and weep’, published in William Camden's Remaines (London, 1637), p. 398.

Attributed to Edward Fairfax in The Fairfax Correspondence, ed. George Johnson (1848), I, 2-3 (see MoG 54). Edited from that publication in Godfrey of Bulloigne: A critical edition of Edward Fairfax's translation of Tasso's Gerusalemme Liberata, together with Fairfax's Original Poems, ed. Kathleen M. Lea and T.M. Gang (Oxford, 1981), pp. 690-1. The poem is generally ascribed to George Morley.

Part 2, ff. 350v-1r

WoH 134: Sir Henry Wotton, A Poem written by Sir Henry Wotton in his Youth (‘O faithless world, and thy most faithless part’)

Copy, untitled, subscribed ‘Sr H. W.’.

This MS collated in Dyce (1843), pp. 1-2, and in Hannah.

First published in Francis Davison, Poetical Rapsody (London, 1602), p. 157. As ‘A poem written by Sir Henry Wotton, in his youth’, in Reliquiae Wottonianae (London, 1651), p. 517. Hannah (1845), pp. 3-5. Edited and texts discussed in Ted-Larry Pebworth, ‘Sir Henry Wotton's “O Faithless World”: The Transmission of a Coterie Poem and a Critical Old-Spelling Edition’, Analytical & Enumerative Bibliography, 5/4 (1981), 205-31.

Part 2, ff. 352v-3v

CwT 194: Thomas Carew, An Elegie on the La: Pen: sent to my Mistresse out of France (‘Let him, who from his tyrant Mistresse, did’)

Copy, headed ‘An Elegie on E.F.’, subscribed ‘T. C.’

First published in Poems (1640). Dunlap, pp. 19-21.

Part 2, f. 354r

CwT 274: Thomas Carew, A flye that flew into my Mistris her eye (‘When this Flye liv'd, she us'd to play’)

Copy, headed ‘Vpon a fly lighting into his Mistres ey’.

First published in Poems (1640). Dunlap, pp. 37-9. Musical setting by Henry Lawes published in The Treasury of Musick, Book 2 (London, 1669).

Part 2, f. 354v

CwT 385: Thomas Carew, Ingratefull beauty threatned (‘Know Celia, (since thou art so proud,)’)

Copy, subscribed ‘T. C.’

First published in Poems (1640). Dunlap, pp. 17-18. Musical setting by Henry Lawes published in The Second Book of Ayres, and Dialogues (London, 1655).

Part 2, f. 355r

CwT 156: Thomas Carew, A deposition from Love (‘I was foretold, your rebell sex’)

Copy, subscribed ‘T. C.’

First published in Poems (1640). Dunlap, pp. 16-17. Musical setting by Henry Lawes published in The Treasury of Musick, Book 2 (London, 1669).

Part 2, f. 355v

CwT 426: Thomas Carew, A Looking-Glasse (‘That flattring Glasse, whose smooth face weares’)

Copy, subscribed ‘T. C.’

First published in Poems (1640). Dunlap, p. 19.

Part 2, ff. 356v-7r

WoH 63: Sir Henry Wotton, On his Mistress, the Queen of Bohemia (‘You meaner beauties of the night’)

Copy of a five-stanza version, untitled, here beginning ‘You glorious trifles of the East’, subscribed ‘Sr H. W.’.

Edited from this MS in Agnes Conway, ‘A New Stanza to “You Meaner Beauties of the Night”’, TLS (4 September 1924), p. 540. Also discussed by her in TLS (30 October 1924), p. 686. Recorded in Leishman.

First published (in a musical setting) in Michael East, Sixt Set of Bookes (London, 1624). Reliquiae Wottonianae (London, 1651), p. 518. Hannah (1845), pp. 12-15. Some texts of this poem discussed in J.B. Leishman, ‘“You Meaner Beauties of the Night” A Study in Transmission and Transmogrification’, The Library, 4th Ser. 26 (1945-6), 99-121. Some musical versions edited in English Songs 1625-1660, ed. Ian Spink, Musica Britannica XXXIII (London, 1971), Nos. 66, 122.

Add. MS 63054

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

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

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

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

f. 7v

*TrT 153: Thomas Traherne, Human Abilitie (‘What other Treasure can be more our Joy’)

Autograph.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 8r

*TrT 4: Thomas Traherne, Abridgement (‘His Nature is my sole & whole Delight’)

Autograph.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 9r

*TrT 125: Thomas Traherne, The Desolatness of Absence (‘That Man is Poor & Desolat whose Lov’)

Autograph.

Ross, II, 45.

f. 9r-v

*TrT 215: Thomas Traherne, Spiritual Absence (‘Is not ye Greatest Death yt ere can be’)

Autograph, with revisions.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 5. Ross, II, 47.

See also TrT 125.

f. 10v

*TrT 5: Thomas Traherne, Abstinence (‘If Abstinence becom it self a Way’)

Autograph.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 12r

*TrT 6: Thomas Traherne, Abundance (‘King Solomons Delights are mean & poor’)

Autograph.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 14r

*TrT 7: Thomas Traherne, Abuse (‘Will it not melt my Bowels to a flood’)

Autograph.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 15v

*TrT 8: Thomas Traherne, Acceptance (‘Acceptance too! doth yt Display a Beam’)

Autograph.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 17v

*TrT 9: Thomas Traherne, Acceptance (‘To be Accepted, & receivd to Bliss!’)

Autograph, with a revision.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 19v

*TrT 10: Thomas Traherne, Accesse (‘Lord! Am I so Divine! And is ye Way’)

Autograph, with revisions.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 22r

*TrT 11: Thomas Traherne, Accident (‘An Accident! is yt a Glorious Being?’)

Autograph.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 23v

*TrT 12: Thomas Traherne, Account (‘His Image! Lord what Hopes! So Great a King’)

Autograph.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 24v

*TrT 13: Thomas Traherne, Accuratness (‘Gird up thy Loyns O my Soul, & be’)

Autograph.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 27r

*TrT 14: Thomas Traherne, Accusation (‘Is Accusation then a Part of Bliss!’)

Autograph, with revisions.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 28v

*TrT 15: Thomas Traherne, Acknowledgement (‘Foundations are unseen, & roughly laid’)

Autograph, with revisions.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 30r

*TrT 16: Thomas Traherne, Acquaintance (‘O Rapture! May a Man Acquainted be’)

Autograph, with revisions.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 33r

*TrT 17: Thomas Traherne, Act (‘An Act! wt is an Act? An Act Acted’)

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

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

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

f. 34v

*TrT 18: Thomas Traherne, Action (‘Fair Leavs so pleasant in Eternity’)

Autograph, with revisions.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 35v

*TrT 19: Thomas Traherne, Activity [I] (‘As hungry men lov feasts, as Greedy Gold’)

Autograph, with revisions.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 36r

*TrT 20: Thomas Traherne, Activity [II] (‘Good God! What Bright & Active fire comes down’)

Autograph, with revisions.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 37r

*TrT 21: Thomas Traherne, Acuteness (‘The Soul its Endless Bredth & Depth & Height & Length’)

Autograph.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 38v

*TrT 23: Thomas Traherne, Adam [I] (‘There was a Man two Children had most dear’)

Autograph, with revisions.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 39v

*TrT 24: Thomas Traherne, Adam [II] (‘Amazing Sight! A Pile of Dust appeard’)

Autograph, with revisions.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 41r

*TrT 206: Thomas Traherne, The Second Adam (‘A Second Adam, Greater then ye first!’)

Autograph, with a revision.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

First published in Chambers (1989), No. 25. Ross, III, 234-5.

f. 42v

*TrT 26: Thomas Traherne, Admiration (‘What can I further, or wt more Desire’)

Autograph.

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

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

f. 44r-v

*TrT 27: Thomas Traherne, Adoration (‘A Sacrifice! Wt Sacrifice O Lord’)

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

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 45v

*TrT 28: Thomas Traherne, Adultery (‘Hide thou mine Eys O Ld from Vanitie!’)

Autograph.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

ff. 46r-7r

*TrT 29: Thomas Traherne, Advocate (‘O God my God, remember on ye Tree’)

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

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

ff. 47v-8r

*TrT 30: Thomas Traherne, Affairs (‘The Weighty Affairs’)

Autograph, with revisions.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

ff. 53r-4r

*TrT 31: Thomas Traherne, Affection (‘Affections are ye Wings & nimble feet’)

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

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

ff. 54v-5r

*TrT 32: Thomas Traherne, Affinity (‘Wt Words are worthy to depicture thee’)

Autograph, with extensive revisions.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 56r

*TrT 33: Thomas Traherne, Affliction (‘Tremble at nothing els but Sin, my Soul’)

Autograph, with revisions.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 62r

*TrT 34: Thomas Traherne, Ages [I] (‘Things great & Marvellous are said of thee’)

Autograph, with revisions.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

ff. 66r-7r

*TrT 35: Thomas Traherne, Ages [II] (‘An Island is a Spot, a Continent’)

Autograph, with revisions.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 68v

*TrT 36: Thomas Traherne, Air (‘Poets are wont in overflowing Strains’)

Autograph, with revisions.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

ff. 69v-70r

*TrT 41: Thomas Traherne, Allurement (‘Awake my Soul, & soar upon ye Wing’)

Autograph, with revisions.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 72r

*TrT 42: Thomas Traherne, Almes (‘Almes seen in clear divine & Heavenly light’)

Autograph, with extensive revisions.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 74r-v

*TrT 43: Thomas Traherne, Almighty [I] (‘How Great Almighty Power is to me!’)

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

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 77r

*TrT 44: Thomas Traherne, Almighty [II] (‘The Best of Fountains & ye Best of Ends’)

Autograph, after a deleted false start.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 77v

*TrT 45: Thomas Traherne, Almighty [III] (‘Almighty Power in its Greatness, is’)

Autograph.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 79r

*TrT 40: Thomas Traherne, All Things (‘Heaven! Lord is not yt an Endless Sphere’)

Autograph.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 81v

*TrT 46: Thomas Traherne, Alone (‘Lov! O thou Monster of Delights!’)

Autograph, with a revision.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 82v

*TrT 39: Thomas Traherne, Al-sufficient (‘The floods ye Brooks ye Streams of Winy & Oyl’)

Autograph, with a few revisions.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 84r

*TrT 37: Thomas Traherne, All in one (‘Lord to be silent unto thee is all’)

Autograph, with a few revisions.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 87r

*TrT 47: Thomas Traherne, Ambassadors (‘God out of Zion shineth in Compleat’)

Autograph.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 90r

*TrT 48: Thomas Traherne, Ambition (‘Man is Ambitious yt he might Delight’)

Autograph.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 91v

*TrT 49: Thomas Traherne, Amendment (‘A Toad transformed to ye Whitest Dove’)

Autograph.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 91v

*TrT 51: Thomas Traherne, Amisse (‘A Man wld think yt nothing was Amiss’)

Autograph, with a revision.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 92v

*TrT 52: Thomas Traherne, Ancestor (‘John Baptist was Prcursor to our Lord’)

Autograph, with revisions.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 97v

*TrT 54: Thomas Traherne, Angel (‘Such is ye Nature wch abov we see’)

Autograph, with a few revisions.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 100v

*TrT 55: Thomas Traherne, Anger (‘Lord, is thy favor gone for evermore?’)

Autograph, with revisions.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 100v

*TrT 56: Thomas Traherne, Annointed (‘And am I Ld Annointed! Is thy Lov’)

Autograph.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 101r

*TrT 58: Thomas Traherne, Ant (‘Bright Apprhensions & Angelical’)

Autograph.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 105v

*TrT 59: Thomas Traherne, Antichrist (‘And is it possible for Musick here’)

Autograph, with revisions.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 107v

*TrT 61: Thomas Traherne, Antiquitie (‘Awake, awake O soul, & put on Strength’)

Autograph.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 108v

*TrT 65: Thomas Traherne, Apostle (‘A Friend is by his Messengers wth me’)

Autograph.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 109v

*TrT 64: Thomas Traherne, Apostasie (‘Ld is it possible to fall from thee’)

Autograph, with a few revisions.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 110v

*TrT 66: Thomas Traherne, Apparel (‘The fertile Earth did willing Grain produce’)

Autograph, with a revision.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 111r

*TrT 67: Thomas Traherne, Appearance (‘He yt to Angels shews himself in Glory’)

Autograph.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 116v

*TrT 68: Thomas Traherne, Appetite (‘Shall I to yt wch first was given to me’)

Autograph, with revisions.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 119v-20r

*TrT 69: Thomas Traherne, Application (‘I Lord Apply my Soul unto thy Mind’)

Autograph.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 124r

*TrT 72: Thomas Traherne, Apprehension (‘Thou Quintessential Joy, or Melted Gem!’)

Autograph, with revisions.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 125r

*TrT 76: Thomas Traherne, Approbation (‘When Thou O Lord Approvedst any Man’)

Autograph.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

ff. 129v-30r

*TrT 77: Thomas Traherne, Aristotles Philosophie (‘Philosophie! The Pagan makes me start!’)

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

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 131r

*TrT 78: Thomas Traherne, Arithmetick (‘Arithmetick is a Diviner Queen’)

Autograph, with a revision.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 133r

*TrT 79: Thomas Traherne, Armour (‘A Spectacle to Angels & to Men!’)

Autograph, with revisions.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 134r

*TrT 80: Thomas Traherne, Art (‘They say, there is an Art not to be sold’)

Autograph, with revisions.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

ff. 137v-8r

*TrT 81: Thomas Traherne, Article (‘An Article. yt is a certain Point’)

Autograph, with revisions.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 141v

*TrT 82: Thomas Traherne, Ascension (‘Thy Ways O Ld are just & true to thee’)

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

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 143r

*TrT 83: Thomas Traherne, Aspect (‘To see ye Stars in all their Glory shine’)

Autograph, with a revision.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 144r

*TrT 84: Thomas Traherne, Aspiration (‘After ye Best of things my Soul aspire’)

Autograph, with revisions.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 146r

*TrT 85: Thomas Traherne, Assimilation (‘An Eagle in ye Eg, a Little Bee’)

Autograph, with revisions.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 148v

*TrT 86: Thomas Traherne, Assistance (‘My God is fixt in his Eternal Sphere’)

Autograph, with a few revisions.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 152v

*TrT 87: Thomas Traherne, Assumption (‘My flesh now seated in ye Throne of Glory!’)

Autograph, with revisions.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 156r

*TrT 88: Thomas Traherne, Assurance (‘Ambitious people ye aspire to Thrones’)

Autograph, with a few revisions.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

ff. 159v-60r

*TrT 89: Thomas Traherne, Astrologie (‘O God my God, my Life, my Joy, my Pleasure’)

Autograph, with a revision.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

ff. 161v-2r

*TrT 90: Thomas Traherne, Astronomie (‘Awake my Muse, & leav ye Narrow Cell’)

Autograph, with revisions.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

ff. 163v-4r

*TrT 91: Thomas Traherne, Atheist (‘God is Invisible, & yt's ye Cause’)

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

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 166r

*TrT 91.5: Thomas Traherne, Atom (‘For he that lodgeth his whole Deitie’)

Autograph.

Ross, III, 339.

ff. 170r-2r

*TrT 92: Thomas Traherne, Atom (‘As Earthly Vapors by Celestial fire’)

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

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

ff. 175v-6r

*TrT 93: Thomas Traherne, Atonement (‘Atonemt Ld! And is there such a Thing!’)

Autograph, with revisions.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 178r

*TrT 94: Thomas Traherne, Attainment (‘Attainmt Lord! And is there such a Creature!’)

Autograph, with revisions.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 180r-v

*TrT 95: Thomas Traherne, Attendance [I] (‘O Sweet, Eternal, free & Glorious Choise!’)

Autograph.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 180v

*TrT 96: Thomas Traherne, Attendance [II] (‘If evry holy Soul abov be found’)

Autograph, with revisions.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 181r

*TrT 97: Thomas Traherne, Attention (‘Lord whither shld I go but unto Thee?’)

Autograph, with revisions.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 182v

*TrT 98: Thomas Traherne, Attribute (‘O great & never comprhended Lord!’)

Autograph, with a few revisions.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

ff. 184r-5r

*TrT 102: Thomas Traherne, Avarice (‘Hydropick Nature thirsteth after all’)

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

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

ff. 185v-6r

*TrT 99: Thomas Traherne, Author (‘The Author of ye World implies’)

Autograph, with a revision.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 189v

*TrT 101: Thomas Traherne, Authoritie (‘Arme me O Ld wth all Authoritie’)

Autograph, with a revision.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 190r

*TrT 103: Thomas Traherne, Awake (‘And O yt I at last cld thus awake’)

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

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 191r

*TrT 104: Thomas Traherne, Babe (‘Give me ye Light & ye Simplicitie’)

Autograph, with a revision.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 192r

*TrT 105: Thomas Traherne, Babel (‘A Spiritual Stroak upon ye Tongue’)

Autograph, with revisions.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 192v

*TrT 106: Thomas Traherne, Backsliding (‘Come Holy Ghost, Eternal God inspire’)

Autograph, with a revision.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 193r

*TrT 107: Thomas Traherne, Balme (‘Balme made for Wounds! It is a Nectar sure’)

Autograph.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

ff. 194v-5r

*TrT 148: Thomas Traherne, The Glory of Baptism (‘Baptizd! And made a Son of God! An Heir’)

Autograph, with extensive revisions, including a deleted stanza.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 195v

*TrT 108: Thomas Traherne, Barrenness (‘Shall I my God be void of Fruit’)

Autograph, with revisions.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 196v

*TrT 109: Thomas Traherne, Baseness (‘Thy Life & Kingdom are so Pure & Bright’)

Autograph, with a few revisions.

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 198r

*TrT 2: Thomas Traherne, Abhorrence (‘Is then Abhorrence so sublime a Treasure’)

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

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

f. 198v

*TrT 3: Thomas Traherne, Abilitie (‘In wt fair Splendor wouldst thou chuse to see’)

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

Edited from this MS in Chambers.

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

Add. MS 63075

A duodecimo commonplace book of largely devotional verse and prose, in a single rounded hand, in black and red ink, i + 88 leaves, in contemporary brown calf gilt. Compiled by Henry Sturmy, who in November 1686 was bound apprentice to the London bookseller Richard Hunt. c.1696.

Inscribed (inside front cover) ‘Susanna Hayward her Booke’.

passim

FeO 102: Owen Felltham, Resolves

Various extracts.

Add. MS 63129

An unbound folder of miscellaneous manuscript and edited papers, in various hands and paper sizes, 119 leaves. Volume LI of the collections of Thomas Sydney Blakeney (1903-76), collector, traveller and mountaineer.

ff. 14r-26r

CrR 232: Richard Crashaw, Sospetto d'Herode (‘Mvse, now the servant of soft Loves no more’)

Copy, in the same mixed hand as the Bull MS (CrR Δ 4), entitled (in another hand, f. 1v) ‘La Strage Degli Jnnocentj Poema del Cavalier Marino. Tradotta Inglese da R. C.’ and headed (f. 2), in the main hand ‘Sospetto d' Herode Libro Primo’, in an octavo sewn booklet. c.1630s.

First published in Steps to the Temple (London, 1646). Martin, pp. 109-26.

Add. MS 63543

Howard's occasionally autograph drafts, annotations or docketing in a collection of possibly his working papers as commissioner relating to cases involving Lady Arbella Stuart and her husband's grandfather, Edward Seymour, Earl of Hertford, and also including some annotations by Sir Robert Cotton, 82 folio leaves in all.

*HoH 112: Henry Howard, Earl of Northampton, Annotations

Sotheby's, 6 December 1984, lot 326.

Add. MS 63742

A square-shaped folio miscellany of state letters and papers, largely in a single secretary hand, ii + 119 leaves, in contemporary limp vellum. Compiled by someone in the household service of Henry Stanley (1531-93), fourth Earl of Derby, possibly Martin Heton (1552-1609), subsequently Bishop of Ely. c.1583-9.

Later owned by Peter Le Neve (1661-1729), Norroy King of Arms and antiquary; by Nathaniel Booth, of Gray's Inn, in 1737, when it was also used by William Oldys (1696-1761), Norroy King of Arms and antiquary; by Thomas Thorpe (in his sale catalogue, 1820, Part I, item 2); and by Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872), book and manuscript collector (Phillipps MSS 19 and 3602). Sotheby's, 30 November 1971, lot 527, and 27 June 1977, lot 4941. Owned in 1978 by A.G. Thomas, London bookseller. Purchased on 9 April 1986 from Pickering & Chatto.

f. 116r

RaW 133: Sir Walter Ralegh, ‘Fortune hath taken thee away my love’

Copy, in an italic hand, untitled, in six quatrains beginning ‘Fortune hathe taken away my love’, with a lengthy marginal note by William Oldys.

Edited from this MS in Rudick, No. 15A, pp. 19-20. Walter Oakeshott, The Queen and the Poet (London, 1960), prints the lines beginning ‘In vain mine Eyes, in vain ye waste your tears’ (p. 154) as if a separate poem but reproduces a facsimile of this MS facing p. 157. Facsimile of the first two stanzas also in Sotheby's sale catalogue, 27 June 1977, p. 63.

Six lines cited in George Puttenham, The Arte of English Poesie (London, 1589). Latham, p. 9. The full text first published as a broadside in London, 1592 (?): see TLS (12 September 1968), p. 1032. This poem is related to the song “Fortune my foe”: see TLS, 30 May 1968, p. 553. Rudick, Nos 15A, 15B, 15C and 15D (four versions, pp. 19-22), followed by the Queen's answer (p. 23: see ElQ 38).

Add. MS 63780

A folio composite volume of letters and papers of Richard Graham (1648-95), first Viscount Preston, politician, in various hands, 358 leaves.

Volume XXIX of the Preston Papers, formerly owned by Sir Charles Graham, Netherby Hall, Preston Papers, vol. ‘1688 Letters from England [etc.]’. Sotheby's, 10 July 1986, lot 303, to Quaritch, with facsimile examples in the sale catalogue.

ff. 323r-30v

*EtG 131: Sir George Etherege, Letter(s)

Two letters by Etherege, to Richard Graham, Viscount Preston (Middleton's successor as Secretary of State for the Northern Department), and his secretary [Rowland] Tempest, the first letter in Hugo Hughes's hand and signed by Etherege, from Ratisbon, [17/27 December 1688 but docketed with date of receipt, 28 January 1688/9]; the second autograph, from Ratisbon, 24 December 1688/3 January 1688/9; and one autograph letter to Tempest, from Ratisbon, 24 December 1688/3 January 1688/9.

Abridged versions edited in HMC, 7th Report (1879), Part I, Appendix, p. 428. The three letters edited in Bracher, pp. 262-5, from the texts in Letterbook No. 1 (EtG 153), and see also EtG 000. Facsimile of one page in Sotheby's sale catalogue.

Add. MS 63782

A duodecimo commonplace book of largely devotional verse and prose, mainly in a single rounded hand, in black and red ink, i + 137 leaves, in contemporary black morocco gilt. Compiled by Henry Sturmy, who in November 1686 was bound apprentice to the London bookseller Ricard Hunt, and inscribed (f. 31r) ‘Intended for my own meaditations’. c.1696.

Bookplate of Charles Lilburn. Sotheby's, 28 May 1986, lot 198.

passim

FeO 103: Owen Felltham, Resolves

Various extracts.

ff. 134v-5v

BrT 5.93: Sir Thomas Browne, Religio Medici

Extracts.

First published (unauthorised edition) [in London], 1642. Authorised edition published [in London], 1643. Wilkin, II, 1-158. Keynes, I, 1-93. Edited by Jean-Jacques Denonain (Cambridge, 1953). Martin, pp. 1-80. Endicott, pp. 1-89.

Add. MS 64060

A small quarto miscellany of chiefly Restoration songs and ballads, many from plays, in one or more small hands, 48 leaves (plus blanks), in contemporary brown calf. Folios 1r-32r copied c.1686-8 in a single hand; ff. 33v-48r copied c.1688-94 in four other hands. c.1686-94.

Later owned by Sir Francis Freeling, first Baronet (1764-1836), postal administrator and book collector. Evans (Sotheby's), 25 November 1836 (Freeling sale), lot 1156. Acquired from Leo S. Olschki, 6 November 1986.

f. 1r-v

DrJ 248.5: John Dryden, The Conquest of Granada by the Spaniards: In Two Parts, Part I, Act II, scene i, lines 198-232. Song (‘Beneath a Myrtle shade’)

Copy, headed ‘Song in Granada. 1st pt.’

California, XI, 51-2. Song in Kinsley, I, 130-2. Hammond, I, 238-9. Songs first published in Westminster-Drollery (London, 1671).

ff. 1v-2r

DrJ 250.8: John Dryden, The Conquest of Granada by the Spaniards: In Two Parts, Part I, Act IV, scene ii, lines 122-49. Song (‘Wherever I am, and whatever I doe’)

Copy, headed ‘Song in Granada. 1st pt.’

California, XI, 69-70. Kinsley, I, 132-3. Hammond, I, 239-40.

f. 2r-v

DnJ 256.5: John Donne, The Autumnall (‘No Spring, nor Summer Beauty hath such grace’)

Copy, headed ‘Song in Granada. 2d pt. In two parts.’

First published, as ‘Elegie. The Autumnall’, in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 92-4 (as ‘Elegie IX’). Gardner, Elegies, pp. 27-8. Shawcross, No. 50. Variorum, 2 (2000), pp. 277-8.

ff. 2v-3r

SdT 29: Thomas Shadwell, Psyche

Copy of three songs, namely ‘All Joy to fair Psyche in this happy Place’ (in Act III), ‘Let old Age in its envy and malice take pleasure’ (in Act IV), and ‘The Delights of the Bottle and the Charms of good Wine’ (bacchanal in Act V), each headed ‘Song in Psyche’.

First published in London, 1675. Summers, II, 271-340 (pp. 311, 318, 338).

f. 3v

EtG 123.8: Sir George Etherege, The Man of Mode. or Sir Fopling Flutter, Act IV, scene 1, lines 413-34. Song (‘The pleasures of love and the joys of good wine’)

Copy of the drinking song, headed ‘Song in Sr Foppling Flutter’.

The drinking song. Thorpe, p. 28. Brett-Smith, II, 256-7.

f. 4v

DrJ 270.5: John Dryden, The Indian Emperour, or, The Conquest of Mexico by the Spaniards, Act IV, scene iii, lines 1-16. Song (‘Ah fading joy, how quickly art thou past’)

Copy, headed ‘Song in ye Indian Emperour’.

Kinsley, I, 41. California, IX, 83-4. Hammond, I, 96.

ff. 4r-v

DrJ 259.8: John Dryden, An Evening's Love: or The Mock Astrologer, Act II, scene i, lines 499-514. Song (‘After the pangs of a desperate Lover’)

Copy, headed ‘Song in ye mock Astrologer’.

First published in London, 1671. California, X (1970), pp. 195-314 (p. 245). Kinsley, I, 125. Hammond, I, 221-2. This song first published in Merry Drollery, Complete (London, 1670).

f. 4v

LeN 7: Nathaniel Lee, Caesar Borgia. Son of Pope Alexander the Sixth, Act IV, scene i, lines 1-12. Song (‘Blush not redder than the Morning’)

Copy of the Epithalamium to Borgia and Bellamira, headed ‘Song in Cæsar Borgia’.

First published in London, 1680. Stroup & Cooke, II, 65-145 (p. 117). Musical setting of the epithalamium by Thomas Farmer first published in Choice Ayres and Songs…The Third Book (London, 1681).

ff. 5v-6r

BeA 25: Aphra Behn, The Young King: or, the Mistake

Copy, headed ‘Song in the Young King’.

First published in London, 1683. Summers, II, 105-93. Todd, VII, 83-151.

f. 6r

DrJ 262.5: John Dryden, An Evening's Love: or The Mock Astrologer, Act IV, scene i, lines 47-70. Song (‘Calm was the Even, and cleer was the Skie’)

Copy, headed ‘Song in ye Mock Astrologer’.

California, X, 270-1. Kinsley, I, 126. Hammond, I, 222-3.

f. 6r-v

DrJ 265.5: John Dryden, An Evening's Love: or The Mock Astrologer, Act V, scene i, lines 504-33. Song (‘Celimena, of my heart’)

Copy, headed ‘Song in ye mock Astrologer’.

California, X, 310-11. Kinsley, I, 126-7. Hammond, I, 223-4.

f. 8v

DrJ 294.5: John Dryden, Troilus and Cressida, or, Truth Found too Late, Act III, scene ii, lines 174-87. Song (‘Can life be a blessing’)

Copy of the song, headed ‘Song in Troilus and Cressida’.

First published in London, 1679. Kinsley, I, 174. California, XIII, 217-353 (p. 300). Hammond, I, 366-7.

f. 8v

DrJ 286.5: John Dryden, The Spanish Fryar: or, The Double Discovery, Act V, scene i, lines 64-87. Song (‘Farewell ungratefull Traytor’)

Copy of the song, headed ‘Song in ye Spanish Fryer’.

First published in London, 1681. California, XIV (1992), pp. 97-203 (pp. 182-3). Scott-Saintsbury, VI, 393-523 (p. 500). Kinsley, I, 208. Hammond, I, 420-1.

f. 9r

DrJ 285.5: John Dryden, Sir Martin Mar-all, or the Feign'd Innocence, Act V, scene i, lines 173-202. Song (‘Blind Love to this hour’)

Copy of the song, headed ‘Song in Sr Martin Mar all’.

Kinsley, I, 110-11. California, IX, 272-3. Hammond, I, 204-5.

f. 9r

DrJ 278.5: John Dryden, Marriage A-la-mode, Act IV, scene ii, lines 47-67. Song (‘Whil'st Alexis lay prest’)

Copy of the song, headed ‘Song in Marriage a la mode’.

California, XI, 285-6. Kinsley, I, 147. Hammond, I, 251-3.

f. 9v

BeA 23.7: Aphra Behn, The Second Part of The Rover, Act IV, scene i. Song (‘Ah pox upon this needless score’)

Copy of the song, headed ‘Song in ye 2d pt of the Rover A Behn’.

First published in London, 1681. Summers, I, 115-213 (p. 188). Todd, VI, 228-98 (pp. 280-1). Also edited, as ‘The Counsel. A Song. Set by Captain Pack’, in Poems upon Several Occasions (London, 1684). Summers, VI, 190-1.

f. 22v

BeA 20.5: Aphra Behn, Song. To a New Scotch Tune (‘Young Jemmy was a Lad’)

Copy, headed ‘Song by Mrs Behn’.

First published as a broadside, London, 1681. Poems upon Several Occasions (London, 1684). Summers, VI, 210-11. Todd, I, 97-8.

f. 26v

LeN 11: Nathaniel Lee, The Princess of Cleve, I, i, 4-15. Song (‘All other Blessings are but Toyes’)

Copy of the Eunuch's song, headed ‘Song’.

First published in London, 1689. Stroup & Cooke, II, 147-227 (p. 157). Musical setting of the song by William Turner first published in Choice Ayres and Songs…The Fourth Book (London, 1683).

ff. 30v-2r

CnC 2.5: Charles Cotton, The Angler's Ballad (‘Away to the Brook’)

Copy.

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 76-81. Beresford, pp. 73-6. Buxton, pp. 31-5.

ff. 41r-3r

SuJ 22: John Suckling, A Ballade, Upon a Wedding (‘I tell thee Dick, where I have been’)

Copy, headed ‘A Parly betwean two West-Country men on Sight of a Wedding’.

First published in Fragmenta Aurea (London, 1646): Clayton, pp. 79-84.

Add. MS 64078

Various extracts from the play, on ff. 47r-8r in a notebook containing notes chiefly in Latin on metaphysics and theology ascribed to Thomas Harriot (c.1560-1621), mathematician and natural philosopher, ii + 48 oblong quarto leaves, in contemporary vellum. The extracts, possibly derived from jottings in a pocket book made during a performance rather than from the edited quarto of 1598, apparently arranged for intended inclusion under topic headings in a commonplace book. c.1594-c.1603.

ShW 49.1: William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part I

Sotheby's, 18 December 1986, lot 14, with facsimile pages in the sale catalogue.

This MS discussed, with facsimiles, in Hilton Kelliher, ‘Contemporary Manuscript Extracts from Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part I’, EMS, 1 (1989), 144-81.

Add. MS 64123

Copy of the dedicatory epistle ‘To the Queenes most excellent Matie’ only, iii + 52 folio leaves, in modern quarter-vellum marbled boards. In a professional hand (that of the ‘imitator’ of the ‘Feathery Scribe’), with a formal title-page: ‘An answere To The coppie of a rayling Invectiue agst the regement of woemen in genall with certein Mallepert excepcons to divers and sundrye matters of the state written vnto Queen Elizabeth by the right honorable Henrye Lo Howard late Earle of Northampton’; the title docketed at the top with the initials ‘G. D.’, in modern quarter-vellum on marbled boards. c.1620s-30s.

HoH 73: Henry Howard, Earl of Northampton, A dutiful defence of the lawful regiment of women

Probably MS 43 in the collection of Harry Lawrence Bradfer-Lawrence (1887-1965), Norfolk and Yorkshire antiquary and manuscript collector. Item 155 in an unidentified sale catalogue. Sotheby's, 12-13 and 27 January 1987, lot 795.

An unpublished answer to, and attack upon, John Knox's ‘railing invective’ against Mary Queen of Scots, First Blast of the Trumpet against the Monstrous Regiment of Women (1558). Written, Howard claims in his Dedication, some thirteen years after he was asked to do so by a Privy Councillor [i.e. c.1585-90]. The Dedication to Queen Elizabeth beginning ‘It pricketh now fast upon the point of thirteen years (most excellent most gratious and most redoubted Soveraign...’; the main text, in three books, beginning ‘It may seem strange to men of grounded knowledge...’, and ending ‘...Sancta et individuae Trinitati sit omnis honor laus et gloria in secula seculorum. Amen.’

Add. MS 64875

A folio composite volume of state letters, in various hands, 171 leaves, mounted on guards, in modern half red morocco. Volume VI of the papers of Sir John Coke (1563-1644), Secretary of State.

Purchased from the Marquess of Lothian, of Melbourne Hall, Derbyshire, 14 July 1987.

ff. 168r-71v

GrF 6: Fulke Greville, [Epitaph on Sir Philip Sidney]

Sir John Coke's autograph draft of his letter to Sir Fulke Greville (in response to Greville's letter of 4 September on ff. 166r-7v) in which Coke quotes from and comments on Greville's (now lost) Latin verse epitaph on Sidney, on four folio leaves, endorsed by one of Coke's sons ‘To Sr F G. Sent by my father Sept. 16 1615’.

Formerly in Melbourne Hall, Cowper (Coke) MSS, packet 15.

This MS edited (with errors) in Norman Farmer, Jr., ‘Fulke Greville and Sir John Coke: An Exchange of Letters on a History Lecture and Certain Latin Verses on Sir Philip Sidney’, HLQ, 33 (1969-70), 217-36. See also Joan Rees, ‘Fulke Greville's Epitaph on Sidney’, RES, NS 19 (1968), 47-51. Edited in Wilkes, II, 549-53.

Unpublished Latin verses.

Add. MS 64900

A folio composite volume of state papers. and correspondence, in various hands, 136 leaves. Volume XXXI of the papers of Sir John Coke (1563-1644), Secretary of State. 1629-30.

Recorded in HMC, 12th Report (Earl Cowper), I, 398.

ff. 44r-5v

HrE 119.5: Edward, Lord Herbert of Cherbury, The Expedition to the Isle of Rhé

Autograph draft by Sir John Coke of his critique of Herbert's treatise, addressed to ‘Your Lordship’ and endorsed ‘Memorial for the Lord Harbert Castl Isle’.

Latin version (Expeditio in Ream Insulam) first published in London, 1656, edited by Timothy Baldwin. English version first published by the Philobiblon Society in London, 1860, edited by Lord Powis.

ff. 46r-8r

HrE 119.8: Edward, Lord Herbert of Cherbury, The Expedition to the Isle of Rhé

Autograph fair copy by Sir John Coke of the final version of his critique of Herbert's treatise.

Latin version (Expeditio in Ream Insulam) first published in London, 1656, edited by Timothy Baldwin. English version first published by the Philobiblon Society in London, 1860, edited by Lord Powis.

f. 50r

HrE 145.5: Edward, Lord Herbert of Cherbury, Memorandum

An autograph memorandum, headed ‘I find that 7 Manners in generall are found, for opposinge an enemie’, endorsed in Coke's hand ‘collected by the Ld Herbert’.

Add. MS 64912

A folio composite volume of state letters and papers for 1636, in various hands, 93 leaves, in modern half red morocco. Volume XLIII of the papers of Sir John Coke (1563-1644), Secretary of State. 1636.

ff. 44r-5v

*HlJ 115: Joseph Hall, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed, to Sir John Coke, 2 May 1636. 1636.

Formerly owned by the Marquess of Lothian, at Melbourne Hall, Derbyshire. Recorded in HMC, 12th Report, Appendix II (1888), p. 116.

Add. MS 68942

Copy, in a secretary hand, headed ‘Mother Hubbards tale’, dated (f. 1r) ‘5 die Junij 1607’, iv + 16 folio leaves, formerly in half-morocco marbled boards (detached). 1607.

SpE 18: Edmund Spenser, Prosopopoia: or Mother Hubberds Tale (‘It was the month, in which the righteous Maide’)

Later owned by the Rev. Philip Bliss (1787-1857), antiquary and book collector. Sotheby's, 21 August 1858 (Bliss sale), lot 207. Afterwards owned by Alexander Balloch Grosart (1827-99), literary scholar and theologian, and by Dr Abraham Simon Wolf Rosenbach (1876-1952), Philadelphia bookseller and scholar. Booklabel of Arthur A. Houghton, Jr (1906-90), American businessman and collector. Christie's, 11-12 June 1980 (Houghton sale), lot 439, with a facsimile of the first page in the sale catalogue, Plate 39. Purchased from Quaritch, 19 January 1989.

Collated in The Complete Works in Verse and Prose of Edmund Spenser, ed. Alexander B. Grosart, 9 vols (privately edited, 1882-4), III, 148-52: see Variorum, Minor Poems, II, 688.

First published in Complaints (London, 1591). Variorum, Minor Poems, II, 103-40.

Add. MS 69376

An unbound bundle f miscellaneous papers.

Volume CCCXXXIX (Series II) of the Dropmore Papers: papers of William Wyndham Grenville, Baron Grenville (1759-1834), Prime Minister, of Dropmore House, Taplow, Buckinghamshire, and associated families.

f. 16r

TaJ 12: Jeremy Taylor, A Discourse of Friendship

A formal copy of four lines of verse, untitled, beginning ‘Let god give friends to me for my reward’, subscribed ‘Winnifred Barrington’, in (pp. 13-16) a series of moral sentences dated 13-27 September 1675, on an oblong octavo-size page. 1675.

Verses headed in the published discourse of 1657 ‘Mutual Friends’.

First published, as ‘Mutual friends’ and dedicated to Katherine Philips, in London, 1657. Eden, I, 69-98.

Add. MS 69394

A tall folio volume of state and historical tracts, letters and speeches, largely in a single rounded hand, ff. 35v-6r in an italic hand, with (f. 92v) a later index, ii + 92 leaves, frayed and damp-stained, in contemporary limp vellum. Volume CCCLVII (Series II) of the Dropmore Papers: papers of William Wyndham Grenville, Baron Grenville (1759-1834), Prime Minister, of Dropmore House, Taplow, Buckinghamshire, and associated families. c.1620s-40s.

Inscribed on the rear cover the name of Sir Henry Anderson, Bt (d.1653).

ff. 1r-10v

CtR 391: Sir Robert Cotton, A Short View of the Long Life and Reign of Henry the Third, King of England

Copy, headed ‘A shorte View of Henrie the Thirde and his raigne cum ceteris’, unascribed.

Treatise, written c.1614 and ‘Presented to King James’, beginning ‘Wearied with the lingering calamities of Civil Arms...’. First published in London, 1627. Cottoni posthuma (1651), at the end (i + pp. 1-27).

ff. 17r-v, 62v-8r

RaW 873: Sir Walter Ralegh, Letter(s)

Copy of five letters by Ralegh, to his wife., to Sir Robert Carr, to James I (2), and to Winwood.

ff. 33v-6r

BcF 311.5: Francis Bacon, A Device to Entertain the Queen at Essex House, 17 November 1595

Copy of speeches by the Squire, the Hermit (2), the Soldier, and the Secretary, headed ‘The Earle of Essex his deuice one the Queens day before he was to run at Tilte: the 17th Nobr. 34 Eliz.’

First published in Letters, Speeches &c. of Francis Bacon, ed. Thomas Birch (London, 1763). Spedding, VIII, 378-86. Probably written partly by the Earl of Essex, partly by his secretariat, including Bacon. See The Poems of Edward De Vere, Seventeenth Earl of Oxford, and of Robert Devereux, Second Earl of Essex, ed. Steven W. May, Studies in Philology, 77, No. 5 (Early Winter 1980), pp. 88-90, and Paul E.J. Hammer, ‘Upstaging the Queen: the Earl of Essex, Francis Bacon and the Accession Day celebrations of 1595’, in The Politics of the Stuart Court Masque, ed. David Bevington and Peter Holbrook (New York & Cambridge, 1998), pp. 41-66.

ff. 59r-61r

RaW 816.5: Sir Walter Ralegh, Speech on the Scaffold (29 October 1618)

Copy, headed ‘A Memoriall of what passed concerninge Sr Wa: Raleighs execusion, whoe was beheaded in the ould Pallace at Westminster October the 29. 1618’, subscribed ‘Write by Mr. Al: S. to the L. A.’: i.e. possibly by Sir Thomas Aylesbury, Bt (1579/80-1658), patron of mathematics, to Charles Howard, Earl of Nottingham, Lord High Admiral, whom Aylesbury served as secretary.

Transcripts of Ralegh's speech have been printed in his Remains (London, 1657). Works (1829), I, 558-64, 691-6. VIII, 775-80, and elsewhere. Copies range from verbatim transcripts to summaries of the speech, they usually form part of an account of Ralegh's execution, they have various headings, and the texts differ considerably. For a relevant discussion, see Anna Beer, ‘Textual Politics: The Execution of Sir Walter Ralegh’, MP, 94/1 (August 1996), 19-38.

f. 62r

RaW 38.2: Sir Walter Ralegh, ‘Euen such is tyme which takes in trust’

Copy, headed ‘By Sr Walter Raleigh a little before he was ledd from the Gatehouse’.

First published in Richard Brathwayte, Remains after Death (London, 1618). Latham, p. 72 (as ‘These verses following were made by Sir Walter Rauleigh the night before he dyed and left att the Gate howse’). Rudick, Nos 35A, 35B, and part of 55 (three versions, pp. 80, 133).

This poem is ascribed to Ralegh in most MS copies and is often appended to copies of his speech on the scaffold (see RaW 739-822).

See also RaW 302 and RaW 304.

ff. 68v-81r

RaW 549.5: Sir Walter Ralegh, Apology for his Voyage to Guiana

Copy, headed ‘Sr Walter Raleyghs Apologie’.

A tract beginning ‘If the ill success of this enterprise of mine had been without example...’. First published in Judicious and Select Essays and Observations (London, 1650). Works (1829), VIII, 477-507. Edited by V. T. Harlow in Ralegh's Last Voyage (London, 1932), pp. 316-34.

ff. 81v-4r

RaW 710.17: Sir Walter Ralegh, Short Apology for his last Actions at Guiana

Copy, headed ‘An addition to Sr Walter Raleyghs Apologie’.

Ralegh's letter of 1618 to his cousin George, Lord Carew of Clopton (beginning ‘Because I know not whether I shall live...’). First published in Judicious and Select Essays (London, 1650). Edwards, II, 375 et seq. Youings, No. 222, pp. 364-8.

Add. MS 69396

A quarto composite volume of state tracts, speeches and sermons, in various hands, 141 leaves, unbound. Volume CCCLIX (Series II) of the Dropmore Papers: papers of William Wyndham Grenville, Baron Grenville (1759-1834), Prime Minister, of Dropmore House, Taplow, Buckinghamshire, and associated families.

Item 1

EsR 115: Robert Devereux, second Earl of Essex, Apology

Copy, in a professional italic hand, with corrections in another hand, in a sewn quarto booklet of 25 leaves, the first leaf imperfect. c.1600s.

First published, addressed to Anthony Bacon, as An Apologie of the Earle of Essex, against those which jealously and maliciously tax him to be the hinderer of the peace and quiet (London, [1600]), but immediately suppressed. Reprinted in 1603.

Add. MS 69823

A duodecimo verse miscellany, in a single cursive hand, written with the volume turned sideways as oblong, with (f. 86v) an index in another hand, 86 leaves (including blanks) in contemporary calf gilt (rebacked). This volume is a companion volume to British Library Egerton MS 669, which is signed by ‘D: Frown[?]’ and was once owned by Charles Trumbull, D.D. (1646-1724) and Ralph Trumbull (c.1640-1708), brothers of Sir William Trumbull (1639-1716), lawyer and government official. c.1667.

Inscribed on the first page ‘Mr: Mathews, Bbinder, D. Mar. 16. --67/o.o.o.6.’ [i.e. ? the bookseller Thomas Mathews (fl.1650s-60s)]. Bookplate of Robert Offley Ashburton Milnes, afterwards Crewe-Milnes (1858-1945), first Marquess of Crewe, politician. Purchased from Quaritch, October 1989.

ff. 15r-17r

OrR 7: Roger Boyle, Baron Broghill and Earl of Orrery, To Mr. Cowley on his Davideis (‘When to the World thy Muse thou first didst show’)

Copy, headed ‘To Mr Cowly on his Davideis by ye Ld Brohill’.

First published in Poems, by Several Persons (Dublin, 1669) [apparently unique existing exemplum in Folger C6681.5].

ff. 17v-18v

OrR 2: Roger Boyle, Baron Broghill and Earl of Orrery, ‘Reproach me not how heretofore’

Copy, headed ‘A Copy of Verses supposed to be made by ye Ld. Broghill’.

36 lines, unpublished.

ff. 18v-19r

DoC 287: Charles Sackville, Sixth Earl of Dorset, To Phyllis (‘Phyllis, though your powerful charms’)

Copy, headed ‘A Copy of Verses supposd to be made by ye Ld. Buckorth’ and here beginning ‘Phillis Though Phillis your preuailing charms’.

First published in The New Academy of Complements (London, 1669). Harris, pp. 69-71. Authorship of George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, suggested in Arthur Mizener, ‘“Though, Phyllis, Your Prevailing Charms”’, MLN, 56 (1941), 529-30. Not, however, included in Plays, Poems, and Miscellaneous Writings associated with George Villiers, Second Duke of Buckingham, ed. Robert D. Hume and Harold Love, 2 vols (Oxford, 2007).

ff. 19v-25r

MaA 331: Andrew Marvell, The Second Advice to a Painter (‘Nay, Painter, if thou dar'st design that fight’)

Copy, headed ‘A Second Advise to a Painter’, with a marginal note in a different hand ‘Edited 8vo. 1667 mihi - Sr J. Denham Direct. to Painter &c’.

First published in Directions to a Painter…Of Sir Iohn Denham ([London], 1667). POAS, I, 34-53. Lord, pp. 117-30. Smith, pp. 332-43. Recorded in Osborne, pp. 28-32, as anonymous.

The case for Marvell's authorship supported in George deF. Lord, ‘Two New Poems by Marvell?’, BNYPL, 62 (1958), 551-70, but see also discussion by Lord and Ephim Fogel in Vol. 63 (1959), 223-36, 292-308, 355-66. Marvell's authorship supported in Annabel Patterson, ‘The Second and Third Advices-to-the-Painter’, PBSA, 71 (1977), 473-86. Discussed also in Margoliouth, I, 348-50, and in Chernaik, p. 211, where Marvell's authorship is considered doubtful. A case for Sir John Denham's authorship is made in Brendan O Hehir, Harmony from Discords: A Life of Sir John Denham (Berkeley & Los Angeles, 1968), pp. 212-28.

ff. 33r-63v

DrJ 7: John Dryden, Annus Mirabilis: The Year of Wonders, 1666 (‘In thriving Arts long time had Holland grown’)

Copy, without the dedication, with a marginal note in a different hand ‘Edited Lond 1667 - 8vo - mihi - P.’, deleted in pencil.

See also DrJ 244 and Introduction.

First published in London, 1667. Kinsley, I, 52-105. California, I, 47-105. Hammond, I, 110-201.

ff. 64r-5v

DrJ 244: John Dryden, Verses to her Highness the Dutchess, on the memorable Victory gain'd by the Duke against the Hollanders, June the 3. 1665. and on Her Journey afterwards into the North (‘When, for our sakes, your Heroe you resign'd’)

Copy, headed ‘Verses to her Highnesse ye Dutchesse on ye Victory gaind by ye Duke against ye Dutch June 4 1665 & another carried afterwards into ye North - By John Dryden Esquire’.

See also DrJ 7 and Introduction.

First published in the dedication to Annus Mirabilis (London, 1667). Kinsley, I, 49-51. California, I, 57-8. Hammond, I, 126-9.

ff. 65v-9r

MaA 402: Andrew Marvell, The Fourth Advice to a Painter (‘Draw England ruin'd by what was giv'n before’)

Copy, with a marginal note in a different hand ‘Edited 8vo. 1667 Direct to Painter Sr J. Denham p. 29’, deleted in pencil.

First published in Directions to a Painter…Of Sir Iohn Denham ([London], 1667). POAS, I, 140-6, as anonymous. Recorded in Osborne, pp. 33-5, as anonymous. Regarded as anonymous in Margoliouth, I, 348-50.

ff. 69v-80v

MaA 372: Andrew Marvell, The Third Advice to a Painter (‘Sandwich in Spain now, and the Duke in love’)

Copy, with a marginal note in a different hand ‘Edited 8vo 1667 - Sr J. Denham &a at p. 13 &c mihi’, deleted in pencil.

First published in Directions to a Painter…Of Sir Iohn Denham ([London], 1667). POAS, I, 67-87. Lord, pp. 130-44. Smith, pp. 346-56. Recorded in Osborne, pp. 32-3, as anonymous.

See discussions of the disputed authorship of this poem, as well as of the ‘Second Advice’, cited before MaA 314.

Add. MS 69847

A double-folio composite volume of miscellaneous letters and papers, in various hands and paper sizes, 80 leaves, mounted on guards, in half-morocco.

Presented by Carew Reynell.

f. 5r

RaW 159.5: Sir Walter Ralegh, The Lie (‘Goe soule the bodies guest’)

Copy, in a secretary hand, with corrections, on one side of a folio leaf, heavily damp-stained, imperfect and lacking a heading. Early 17th century.

First published in Francis Davison, A Poetical Rapsodie (London 1611). Latham, pp. 45-7. Rudick, Nos 20A, 20B and 20C (three versions), with answers, pp. 30-45.

This poem is attributed to Richard Latworth (or Latewar) in Lefranc (1968), pp. 85-94, but see Stephen J. Greenblatt, Sir Walter Ralegh (New Haven & London, 1973), pp. 171-6. See also Karl Josef Höltgen, ‘Richard Latewar Elizabethan Poet and Divine’, Anglia, 89 (1971), 417-38 (p. 430). Latewar's ‘answer’ to this poem is printed in Höltgen, pp. 435-8. Some texts are accompanied by other answers.

Add. MS 69883B

A large folio composite volume of miscellaneous letters and papers, in various hands and paper sizes, 82 leaves, mounted on guards, in modern half red morocco. Volume XVIB (Series II) of the papers of Sir John Coke (1563-1644), Secretary of State, and his family.

Purchased from the Marquess of Lothian, of Melbourne Hall, Derbyshire, 14 July 1987.

f. 66r

DaS 15.5: Samuel Daniel, ‘If greatnes, wisedome pollicie of state’

Copy, in a secretary hand, with a correction, untitled, here beginning ‘If greatnes Wisdome polisie or state’, with other verses, on one page of a pair of conjugate folio leaves, once folded as a letter. Early 17th century.

First published in Grosart, The Dr. Farmer MS (1873), II, 189.

f. 66r

PeW 14: William Herbert, third Earl of Pembroke, Epitaph on Robert, Earl of Salisbury (‘You that read in passing by’)

Copy, in a secretary hand, untitled, with other verses, on one page of a pair of conjugate folio leaves, once folded as a letter. Early 17th century.

Krueger, p. 57, among ‘Poems Attributed to Pembroke in Manuscripts’. Also in online Early Stuart Libels.

Add. MS 69961

A folio composite volume of correspondence and papers, dated 1702-18, in various hands, 264 leaves. Volume XXVI (Series III) of the Coke Papers.

f. 218r

*VaJ 387: Sir John Vanbrugh, Document(s)

Autograph memorandum by Vanbrugh on ‘Expences in Building and Gardening at Hampton Court Kensington and St James's, Sence the Revolution’, on the forst page of a pair of conjugate quarto leaves, sent to Thomas Coke, Vice Chamberlain, endorsed ‘Richardson's bill’, undated. Early 1700s.

Add. MS 69968A

A large folio composite volume of verse MSS, in various hands and paper sizes, 160 leaves, mounted on guards. Volume XXXIIIA (Series III) of the papers of Sir John Coke (1563-1644), Secretary of State, and his family.

Purchased from the Marquess of Lothian, of Melbourne Hall, Derbyshire, 14 July 1987.

f. 30v

WoH 204.5: Sir Henry Wotton, Upon the Sudden Restraint of the Earl of Somerset then falling from favour (‘Dazzled thus with the height of place’)

Copy.

First published in Reliquiae Wottonianae (London, 1651), p. 522. Hannah (1845), pp. 25-7. Some texts of this poem discussed in Ted-Larry Pebworth, ‘Sir Henry Wotton's “Dazel'd Thus, with Height of Place” and the Appropriation of Political Poetry in the Earlier Seventeenth Century’, PBSA, 71 (1977), 151-69.

ff. 52r-3r

CgW 52: William Congreve, Upon a Lady's Singing. Pindarick Ode, By Mr. Congreve (‘Let all be husht, each softest Motion cease’)

Copy, untitled, on a single sheet, endorsed in the hand of Thomas Coke, minister of Queen Anne, ‘Mr. Congreves verses on Mrs Hunt’. c.1700.

First published in Charles Gildon, Miscellany Poems upon Several Occasions (London, 1692). Summers, IV, 7-9. Dobrée, pp. 222-4 (as ‘on Mrs. Arabella Hunt, Singing. Irregular Ode’). McKenzie, II, 300-2.

ff. 70r-5r

MaA 328.5: Andrew Marvell, The Second Advice to a Painter (‘Nay, Painter, if thou dar'st design that fight’)

Copy, on rectos only of six folio leaves, untitled. Late 17th century.

First published in Directions to a Painter…Of Sir Iohn Denham ([London], 1667). POAS, I, 34-53. Lord, pp. 117-30. Smith, pp. 332-43. Recorded in Osborne, pp. 28-32, as anonymous.

The case for Marvell's authorship supported in George deF. Lord, ‘Two New Poems by Marvell?’, BNYPL, 62 (1958), 551-70, but see also discussion by Lord and Ephim Fogel in Vol. 63 (1959), 223-36, 292-308, 355-66. Marvell's authorship supported in Annabel Patterson, ‘The Second and Third Advices-to-the-Painter’, PBSA, 71 (1977), 473-86. Discussed also in Margoliouth, I, 348-50, and in Chernaik, p. 211, where Marvell's authorship is considered doubtful. A case for Sir John Denham's authorship is made in Brendan O Hehir, Harmony from Discords: A Life of Sir John Denham (Berkeley & Los Angeles, 1968), pp. 212-28.

f. 115r

DeJ 7.3: Sir John Denham, Cooper's Hill (‘Sure there are Poets which did never dream’)

Extracts, headed ‘out of Coopers Hill’, three lines beginning ‘As Court make not Kings but kings the Court’, and twelve lines, headed ‘pag. 3d’, beginning ‘Under his proud sarvey the City lies’, on one side of a folio leaf of verse. Late 17th century.

First published in London, 1642. Poems and Translations (London, 1668). Banks, pp. 62-89. O Hehir, Hieroglyphicks.

ff. 116r-17r

DoC 23.5: Charles Sackville, Sixth Earl of Dorset, A Ballad by the Lord Dorset when at Sea (‘To all you ladies now at land’)

Copy, in an accomplished professional hand, untitled, on three pages of a pair of conjugate quarto leaves. c.1700.

First published as a broadsheet [1664? no exemplum extant]. Songs [1707?]. Old Songs [1707?]. Harris, pp. 65-8.

Add. MS 70001

A folio composite volume of state letters and papers.

Volume I of the Portland Papers, owned by the Harley family, of Brampton Bryan, and related families of Vere, Hollis, and Cavendish, and of Cavendish-Bentinck, Dukes of Portland. Formerly Loan MS 29/202.

f. 124r

*DnJ 4115: John Donne, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed, to Sir Robert Harley, 7 April 1613. 1613.

Edited in Hayward, pp. 464-5.

Add. MS 70012

A folio composite volume of letters to Sir Edward Harley, for 1673-78, in various hands, 313 leaves, in modern half-morocco.

Volume XII of the Harley Papers. Formerly Loan MS 29/182.

ff. 58r-9v

*MaA 545: Andrew Marvell, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Marvell, to Sir Edward Harley, from London, 3 May 1673. 1673.

Margoliouth, II, 328-9. Facsimile of the first page in Kelliher, p. 109.

ff. 247r-8v

*MaA 565: Andrew Marvell, Letter(s)

Autograph letter by Marvell, to Sir Edward Harley, lacking signature, 17 July 1677. 1677.

Margoliouth, II, 353-4.

ff. 249r-50v

*MaA 566: Andrew Marvell, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Marvell, to Sir Edward Harley, lacking signature, 7 August 1677. 1677.

Margoliouth, II, 354-6.

f. 254r

*MaA 567: Andrew Marvell, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Marvell, to Sir Edward Harley, lacking signature, 17 November 1677. 1677.

Margoliouth, II, 256-7.

Add. MS 70028

A folio guardbook of correspondence of the Harley family, from July to December 1711, in various hands and paper sizes, 353 leaves, in modern half-morocco. Volume XXVIII of the Harley Papers among the Portland Papers.

f. 336r

*VaJ 170: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to an unidentified correspondent (? Harley), from Whitehall, 27 Deceember 1711. 1711.

Abstract in HMC, Portland V (1899), p. 132; edited in Works, IV, 51-2 (No. 38).

Add. MS 70030

A folio guardbook of correspondence of the Harley family, from October 1712 to June 1713, in various hands and paper sizes, ii + 268 leaves, in modern half-morocco. Volume XXX of the Harley Papers among the Portland Papers.

f. 266v-r

VaJ 183: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Copy of a letter by Vanbrugh, to an unspecified relation, 2 April 1713, sent by one ‘J. S.’ from Liverpool, 26 June 1713, to Robert Harley, to expose Vanbrugh's ‘treacherous Principles’.

Edited in HMC, Portland V (1899), p. 299, and in Works, IV, 55 (Nos 43-4).

Add. MS 70044

A folio composite volume of naval papers, in various hands and paper sizes, ii + 458 leaves, mounted on guards, in modern half red morocco marbled boards. Volume XLIV of the Portland Papers, owned by the Harley family, of Brampton Bryan, and related families of Vere, Hollis, and Cavendish, and of Cavendish-Bentinck, Dukes of Portland.

Formerly Loan MS 29/215.

ff. 189r-94r

HaG 51: George Savile, First Marquess of Halifax, A Rough Draught of a New Model at Sea

Copy, in a professional hand (the same as in HaG 49 and HaG 50), with a few corrections in another hand, on six folio leaves. c.1690s.

Edited from this MS in HMC, Portland X (1931), 20-8. Collated in Brown, I, 309-14.

First published, anonymously, in London, 1694. Foxcroft, II, 454-65. Brown, I, 296-308.

Add. MS 70046

A folio composite volume of correspondence and papers relating to the Office of Works, particularly St Paul's Cathedral, ii + 151 leaves, in modern half-morocco. Volume XLVI of the Portland Papers.

Formerly Loan MS 29/217.

f. 84r

*VaJ 129: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to Robert Harley, from Blenheim, 30 September 1710. 1710.

Edited in HMC, Portland X (1931), p. 136. Edited (from Coxe's transcript) in Works, IV, 46 (No. 33b) and 193-4.

f. 85r

*VaJ 154: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to [Robert Harley], 12 February 1710[/11]. 1711.

Edited in HMC, Portland X (1931), pp. 136-8, and in Whistler, p. 234 (Appendix I, No. 8).

f. 86r

*VaJ 449: Sir John Vanbrugh, Document(s)

Copy of a memorandum of ‘Work directed by the Duke of Marlborough to be done at Blenheim this year: 1711’, in a professional hand and signed by Vanbrugh, sent to Robert Harley, 15 June 1711. 1711.

ff. 93r-4r

*VaJ 462: Sir John Vanbrugh, Document(s)

Memorandum on money ‘Due to Severall Workmen and Artificers for Worke pform'd by them at the Building of Blenheim’, in a professional hand, signed by Vanbrugh, by Nicholas Hawksmoor and by Henry Joynes, July-October 1712. 1712.

f. 98r

*VaJ 450: Sir John Vanbrugh, Document(s)

Report to Robert Harley, Earl of Oxford, about marble delivered to Blenheim, in a professional hand, signed by Vanbrugh and by Christopher Wren, at Whitehall, Office of Works, 29 June 1711. 1711.

Edited in HMC, Portland, X (1931), p. 138.

ff. 101r-2v

*VaJ 176: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

An autograph copy by Vanbrugh of a letter by him to the Duke [of Marlborough], 4 November 1712, sent to Robert Harley. 1712.

Edited in HMC, Portland X (1931), pp. 139-40. Edited (from Coxe's transcript) in Works, IV, 52-3 (No. 40).

f. 104r

VaJ 132: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Copy of Vanbrugh's letter to [the Duke of Marlborough], from Blenheim, 30 September 1710, and signed by Vanbrugh, as part of Vanbrugh's report sent by him to the Treasury. 1710.

Edited (from Coxe's transcript) in Works, IV, 44 (No. 33).

ff. 104r-6v

*VaJ 479: Sir John Vanbrugh, Document(s)

Copy of Vanbrugh's report to the Treasury on 10 October 1710, giving ‘An Account of what has passed with the Treasury relating to the Building at Blenheim since my Lord Godolphin was removed’ (incorporating Vanbrugh's copies of his related letters to various bodies), this copy in a professional hand, signed twice by Vanbrugh, and sent to Robert Harley, [c.1714-15]. c.1714-15.

Edited in HMC, Portland X (1931), pp. 140-3.

ff. 104r-v

VaJ 134: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Copy of Vanbrugh's letter to Lord Poulet, from Blenheim, 30 September 1710, as part of Vanbrugh's report sent by him to the Treasury. 1710.

Edited (from Coxe's transcript) in Works, IV, 45-6 (No. 33a).

ff. 105r

VaJ 136: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Copy of Vanbrugh's letter to Robert Harley, from Blenheim, 30 September 1710, as part of Vanbrugh's report sent by him to the Treasury.

Edited (from Coxe's transcript) in Works, IV, 46 (No. 33b) and 193-4.

ff. 105v-6r

*VaJ 140: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Copy of Vanbrugh's letter to the Treasury, 10 October 1710, signed by Vanbrugh, as part of Vanbrugh's report to the Treasury, and sent to Robert Harley. 1710.

Edited (from Coxe's transcript) in Works, IV, 47-8 (No. 33d), and 195.

f. 109r

*VaJ 178: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph copy by Vanbrugh of his letter to the Mayor of Woodstock, from Whitehall, 26 January 1712[/13], sent to Robert Harley. 1713.

Edited in HMC, Portland X (1931), pp. 144-5. Edited in Works, IV, 53-4 (No. 42, misdated ‘25’ January).

f. 111r-v

VaJ 179: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

A scribal copy of of Vanbrugh's letter to the Mayor of Woodstock, from Whitehall, 26 January 1712/13. 1713.

ff. 112r-13v

*VaJ 181: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to [Robert Harley, Earl of Oxford], 21 February 1712/13. 1713.

Edited in HMC, Portland X (1931), p. 145, and in Whistler, p. 128 (Appendix I, No. 15, p. 240).

f. 116r-v

*VaJ 184: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to [Robert Harley, Earl of Oxford], from Whitehall, 14 April 1713. 1713.

Edited in HMC, Portland X (1931), p. 147, and in Whistler, p. 129 (Appendix I, No. 17, p. 241).

Add. MS 70368

A tall folio guardbook of papers of Matthew Prior (1664-1721), poet and diplomat, largely in his hand, partly in that of his secretary Adrian Drift, iii + 193 leaves of various sizes, in modern black morocco gilt. c.1700s.

Volume CCCLXVIII of the Portland Papers, owned by the Harley family, of Brampton Bryan, and related families of Vere, Hollis, and Cavendish, and of Cavendish-Bentinck, Dukes of Portland. Formerly Loan MS 29/336.

f. 101r

DoC 87: Charles Sackville, Sixth Earl of Dorset, Epitaph on Mrs. Lundy (‘Here lies little Lundy a yard deep or more’)

Copy, in Prior's hand, untitled, on the first page of two conjugate quarto leaves.

Edited from this MS in Wright & Spears. Collated in Harris.

First published in Poetical Miscellanies: The Fifth Part (London, 1704). The Literary Works of Matthew Prior, ed. H. Bunker Wright and Monroe K. Spears, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1971), II, 777-8 (among ‘Works of Doubtful Authenticity’). Harris pp. 93-4.

f. 101v

DoC 203: Charles Sackville, Sixth Earl of Dorset, On the Countess of Dorchester (IV) (‘Tell me, Dorinda, why so gay’)

Copy, in Prior's hand, untitled, on the second page of two conjugate quarto leaves.

This MS collated in Harris.

First published in A Collection of Miscellany Poems, by Mr. Brown (London, 1699). POAS, V (1971), 385. Harris, pp. 45-6.

f. 102r-v

DoC 335.1: Charles Sackville, Sixth Earl of Dorset, On the Revolution in 1688 (‘Of a splenetic nation I sing’)

Copy, in Prior's hand, untitled, on the third and fourth pages of two conjugate quarto leaves.

Edited in Harris (1940), pp. 152-3. Discussed in Harris (1979), p. 188. Unlikely to be by Dorset.

Add. MS 70499

A folio guardbook of letters and papers, in various hands, i + 358 leaves.

Volume CCCCXCIX of the Portland Papers, owned by the Harley family, of Brampton Bryan, and related families of Vere, Hollis, and Cavendish, and of Cavendish-Bentinck, Dukes of Portland. Formerly Loan MS 29/235.

ff. 73r-83r

*HbT 55: Thomas Hobbes, Hobbes's Translation of Altera secretissima instructio

Autograph manuscript, entitled ‘A second most secret instruction Gallo-britanno-batauian, giuen to Fredericke the V. Translated out of Low Dutch into Latine, and diuulged for the most publique good. At Hague, by permission of ye Senate. 1626’. c.1626.

Edited from this MS in Malcolm, with a facsimile of f. 74r facing p. 22.

Translation of the political pamphlet Altera secretissima instructio Gallo-Britanno-Batava Friderico V data, ex belgica in latinam versa, et optimo publico evulgata (‘The Hague’, 1626). First published in Noel Malcolm, Reasons of State, Propaganda, and the Thirty Years' War: An Unknown Translation by Thomas Hobbes (Oxford, 2007), texts of the translation and original Latin on pp. 124-99.

ff. 172r-3r

*HbT 103: Thomas Hobbes, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Hobbes, to William Cavendish, Earl of Newcastle, from London, 26 January[/5 February] 1633/4. 1634.

Substantially edited in HMC, Portland II (1893), p. 124. Malcolm, Correspondence, I, 19-20, Letter 10.

ff. 184r-5v

*HbT 108: Thomas Hobbes, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Hobbes, [to the Earl of Newcastle]. from Paris, 15/25 August 1635. 1635.

Malcolm, Correspondence, I, 28-9. Letter 16.

ff. 202r-3v

*HbT 110: Thomas Hobbes, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Hobbes, to the Earl of Newcastle, from Paris, 13/23 June 1636. 1636.

Substantially edited in HMC, portland II (1893), p. 128. Malcolm, Correspondence, I, 32-3, Letter 18.

ff. 210r-11v

*HbT 111: Thomas Hobbes, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Hobbes, to William Cavendish, Earl of Newcastle, from Paris, 29 July/8 August 1636. 1636.

Substantially edited in HMC, Portland II (1893), pp. 128-9. Malcolm, Correspondence, I, 33-4, Letter 19.

ff. 212r-13r

*HbT 112: Thomas Hobbes, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Hobbes, to William Cavendish, Earl of Newcastle, from Byfleet, 16[/26] October 1636. 1636.

Substantially edited in HMC, Portland II (1893), pp. 129-30. Malcolm, Correspondence, I, 37-8, Letter 21.

ff. 214r-15v

*HbT 113: Thomas Hobbes, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Hobbes, to William Cavendish, Earl of Newcastle, from Byfleet, 25 October/[5 November] 1636. 1636.

Substantially edited in HMC, Portland II (1893), p. 130. Malcolm, Correspondence, I, 39, Letter 22.

ff. 216r-17v

*HbT 114: Thomas Hobbes, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Hobbes, to William Cavendish, Earl of Newcastle, from Byfleet, 25 December 1636/[4 January 1637]. 1637.

Substantially edited in HMC, Portland II (1893), p. 130. Malcolm, Correspondence, I, 41, Letter 24.

f. 244r-v

*SuJ 187: John Suckling, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Suckling, to the Earl of Newcastle, from London, 8 January [1640/1?]. 1641.

Edited in Clayton, p. 152. Facsimile example in Berry, p. 114.

ff. 259r-98v

*CvM 3: Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, Letter(s)

A series of twenty-one affectionate autograph letters by Margaret Cavendish, all but one signed (‘Margaret Lucas’ or ‘M. L.’), to her future husband William Cavendish, then Earl of Newcastle, almost entirely on pairs of conjugate folio leaves, addressed to Cavendish on the fourth page, many with remains of red wax seals, some with remains of pink or red silk ties. c.1645.

Facsimile of f. 265r in Douglas Grant, Margaret the First (London, 1957), opposite p. 84.

Add. MS 70501

A folio composite volume of letters, 1696-1708, in various hands and paper sizes, 260 leaves, in modern half-morocco.

Vere & Cavendish Papers, recorded in HMC, PortlandII, pp. 110-235.

ff 133r-4v

*CgW 117: William Congreve, Document(s)

Agreement for the Duke of Newcastle to have free access to the new Haymarket Theatre, in a professional hand, signed and subscribed by Vanbrugh, also signed by William Congreve, 8 May 1704 (endorsed 9 May). 1704.

Recorded in HMC, 13th report, Appendix, Part II: Portland II (1893), p. 185. Register, No. 1768.

ff 133r-4v

*VaJ 390.5: Sir John Vanbrugh, Document(s)

Agreement for the Duke of Newcastle to have free access to the new Haymarket Theatre, in a professional hand, signed and subscribed by Vanbrugh, also signed by William Congreve, 8 May 1704 (endorsed 9 May). 1704.

Recorded in HMC, 13th report, Appendix, Part II: Portland II (1893), p. 185. Register, No. 1768.

Add. MS 70516

A large folio guardbook of medieval and 16th-century fragments, in paper and vellum, in various hands and folio sizes, iv + 90 leaves.

f. 52r

ElQ 2: Queen Elizabeth I, ‘Now leave and let me rest. Dame Pleasure, be content’

Copy, inscribed lengthways, in three columns, along the margin of a cropped quarto-size leaf otherwise comprising a formal copy of a late medieval Latin text. Late 16th century.

Selected Works, Poems Possibly by Elizabeth 3, pp. 28-30. Bradner, pp. 8-10, among Poems of Doubtful Authorship. Collected Works, Poem 11, pp. 305-6.

Add. MS 70518

A folio composite volume of miscellaneous state letters and papers, in various hands, viii + 390 leaves, in dark blue morocco gilt. Volume DXVIII of the Portland Papers, owned by the Harley family, of Brampton Bryan, and related families of Vere, Hollis, and Cavendish, and of Cavendish-Bentinck, Dukes of Portland.

Formerly Loan MS 29/240.

Recorded in HMC, Portland, II, 5-64.

f. 83r-v

ElQ 117: Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Elizabeth's First Speech before Parliament, February 10, 1559

Copy of Version I, in a professional secretary hand, with deletions, untitled, docketed at the top ‘in January 1558’ in the hand of William Cecil, Lord Burghley, on two pages of a pair of conjugate folio leaves, endorsed (f. 84v) ‘1558 Thanswer of the Quenes matie’ followed in Burghley's hand ‘To ye Plement howse, requiring...hir to Marry’.c.1558.

First published in Richard Grafton, An Abridgement of the Chronicles of England (London, 1563), 179v-80.

Version I. Beginning ‘As I have good cause, so do I give you all my hearty thanks...’. Hartley, I, 44-5. Collected Works, Speech 3, pp. 56-8 (Version 1).

Version II. Beginning ‘In a thing which is not much pleasing unto me...’. Collected Works, pp. 58-60 (Version 2).

Add. MS 70519

An unbound collection of copies of royal letters and papers, in various hands. Volume DXIX of the Portland Papers, owned by the Harley family, of Brampton Bryan, and related families of Vere, Hollis, and Cavendish, and of Cavendish-Bentinck, Dukes of Portland.

No. XLIX

ElQ 136: Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Elizabeth's Answer to the Lords' Petition that she Marry, April 10, 1563, delivered by Lord Keeper Nicholas Bacon

Copy, in a cursive hand, headed ‘The Queens speech in ye Parlamt uttered by ye Ld Keeper Apr. X. 1563. Being ye Queens own M.S.’, on two pages of a pair of conjugate quarto leaves, endorded on the forth page ‘The Queens Speech to ye Parlamt vpon a message concerning her marriage & ye succession’. Late 17th century.

First published in Simonds D'Ewes, The Journalls of All the Parliaments during the Raign of Queen Elizabeth (London, 1682), pp. 107-8.

Beginning ‘Since there can be no duer debt than princes' words...’. Hartley, I, 114-15 (2 texts). Collected Works, Speech 6, pp. 79-80. Selected Works, Speech 4, pp. 42-4.

No. LVII

ElQ 211: Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Elizabeth's First Reply to the Parliamentary Petitions Urging the Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots, November 12, 1586

Copy of Version II, in a cursive hand, headed ‘Her Maties most Gracious answer delivered by her self verbally to ye Petitions of ye Lords & Commons, being ye estates of Parlament Nov. 12. 1586. A Copy corrected by her own hand. It toucheth ye Queen of Scots, & ye Treason plotted against herself’, on two conjugate folio leaves. Late 17th century.

First published in Robert Cecil, The copie of a letter to the right honourable the Earle of Leycester (London, 1586).

Version I. Beginning ‘When I remember the bottomless depth of God's great benefits towards me...’. Hartley, II, 254-8 (Text ii, a summary) and II, 261 (cited only, as Text iv). Collected Works, Speech 17, pp. 186-90 (Version 1).

Version II. Beginning ‘The bottomless graces and immeasurable benefits bestowed upon me by the Almighty...’. Hartley, II, 247-53 (Text i). Collected Works, Speech 17, pp. 190-6. Autograph Compositions, pp. 67-72 (Version 2). Selected Works, Speech 8, pp. 61-9.

Version III. Beginning ‘My lords and gentlemen, I cannot but accept with much kindness this your petition, wherein I perceive the great love you bear towards me...’. Hartley, II, 259-60 (Text iii).

No. LVII

ElQ 222: Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Elizabeth's Second Reply to the Parliamentary Petitions Urging the Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots, November 24, 1586

Copy of Version II, headed ‘The Queens second speech to ye Parlamt, Nov. 24. 1586. Corrected by her own hand, touching ye Queen of Scots’, on three pages of a pair of conjugate folio leaves. Late 17th century.

First published in Robert Cecil, The copie of a letter to the right honourable the Earle of Leycester (London, 1586).

Version I. Beginning ‘I perceive you have well considered of my last message...’. Hartley, II, 266-71 (2 versions). Hartley, II, 271 (cited only, as Text ii). Collected Works, Speech 18, pp. 196-200 (Version 1).

Version II. Beginning ‘Full grievous is the way whose going on and end breed cumber for the hire of a laborious journey...’. Hartley, II, 266-70 (Text i). Collected Works, Speech 18, pp. 200-4 (Version 2). Autograph Compositions, pp. 73-8. Selected Works, Speech 9, pp. 70-6.

No. LXX

ElQ 261: Queen Elizabeth I, Elizabeth's Golden Speech, November 30, 1601

Copy of Version III, with a lengthy heading, ‘Her Maties most Princely Answer, Delivered by her self at the Court at Whitehall ye last day of November 1601...The same being taken Verbatim in writing by A.B. as neer as hee could possibly set it down’, on both sides of a large quarto leaf. Late 17th century.

First published (Version III), as Her maiesties most princelie answere, deliuered by her selfe at White-hall, on the last day of November 1601 (London, 1601: STC 7578).

Version I. Beginning ‘Mr. Speaker, we have heard your declaration and perceive your care of our estate...’. Hartley, III, 412-14. Hartley, III, 495-6. Collected Works, Speech 23, pp. 337-40 (Version 1). Selected Works, Speech 11, pp. 84-92.

Version II. Beginning ‘Mr. Speaker, we perceive your coming is to present thanks unto me...’. Hartley, III, 294-7 (third version). Collected Works, Speech 23, pp. 340-2 (Version 2).

Version III. Beginning ‘Mr. Speaker, we perceive by you, whom we did constitute the mouth of our Lower House, how with even consent...’. Hartley, III, 292-3 (second version). Collected Works, Speech 23, pp. 342-4 (Version 3). STC 7578.

Version IV. Beginning ‘Mr Speaker, I well understand by that you have delivered, that you with these gentlemen of the Lower House come to give us thankes for benefitts receyved...’. Hartley, III, 289-91 (first version).

No. LXXIII

ElQ 73: Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Elizabeth's Prayer at Bristol, August 15, 1574

Copy, headed ‘A Prayer made by her Majesty ye 15th of August being then in Bristow in hir progress’, on two pages of a pair of conjugate quarto leaves. Late 17th century.

Beginning ‘I render unto thee, O merciful and heavenly Father, most humble and hearty thanks...’. Collected Works, Prayers 29, pp. 310-11. Selected Works, Prayer 1, pp. 246-8.

Add. MS 70636

A small quarto volume of chiefly parliamentary speeches and sermons, in several hands, two predominating, ii + 44 leaves (including blanks), in contemporary limp vellum. Owned and probably compiled in part by Knightley Chetwode, of Chetwode, Buckinghamshire, student of Lincoln's Inn (in 1623), whose name is inscribed on the cover, as is that of Jane Chetwode. c.1626.

Later in the family papers of Sylvester Douglas (1743-1823), Baron Glenbervie, politician.

ff. 14r-17v

RaW 754.5: Sir Walter Ralegh, Speech on the Scaffold (29 October 1618)

Copy, in a predominantly italic hand, headed ‘Words spoke by Sr. Walter Rawleigh at his death’.

Transcripts of Ralegh's speech have been printed in his Remains (London, 1657). Works (1829), I, 558-64, 691-6. VIII, 775-80, and elsewhere. Copies range from verbatim transcripts to summaries of the speech, they usually form part of an account of Ralegh's execution, they have various headings, and the texts differ considerably. For a relevant discussion, see Anna Beer, ‘Textual Politics: The Execution of Sir Walter Ralegh’, MP, 94/1 (August 1996), 19-38.

ff. 17v-18r

RaW 730.2: Sir Walter Ralegh, Ralegh's Second Testamentary Note

Copy, in a predominantly italic hand, untitled, subscribed ‘Wa: Rawleigh’.

Ralegh's note, 1618, denouncing false allegations, beginning ‘I did never receive advise from my Lord Carew to make any escape, neither did I tell ytt Stukeley...’. First published in The Works of Sir Walter Ralegh, ed. Thomas Birch (London, 1751), II, 280-1. Edwards (1868), II, 494-5.

f. 18r

RaW 38.5: Sir Walter Ralegh, ‘Euen such is tyme which takes in trust’

Copy, in a predominantly italic hand, untitled.

First published in Richard Brathwayte, Remains after Death (London, 1618). Latham, p. 72 (as ‘These verses following were made by Sir Walter Rauleigh the night before he dyed and left att the Gate howse’). Rudick, Nos 35A, 35B, and part of 55 (three versions, pp. 80, 133).

This poem is ascribed to Ralegh in most MS copies and is often appended to copies of his speech on the scaffold (see RaW 739-822).

See also RaW 302 and RaW 304.

Add. MS 70639

A small quarto journal of proceedings in Parliament from 20 January to 2 March 1628/9, with additional verses, in three hands, ii + 87 leaves, in contemporary limp vellum. c.1629-30s.

Inscribed (f. 3r) ‘Arth: Langford his booke the first of may 1629’; (ff. 3r, 84v) ‘John Slaughter’; (f. 86r) ‘Francis Webb’ and ‘Robert Thurketil’. Subsequently in the 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 51.

Sotheby's, 14 December 1989, lot 232, and 13 December 1990, lot 11. Facsimile example in the sale catalogues. Acquired 22 March 1991.

f. 65r

RaW 412: Sir Walter Ralegh, ‘I cannot bend the bow’

Copy, in a secretary hand, headed ‘Sr: Walter Rawleigh to my Lady Bentbowe’.

Listed but not edited in Latham, pp. 173-4.

First published in Rudick (1999), No. 37, p. 105. Listed but not printed, in Latham, pp. 173-4 (as an ‘indecorous trifle’).

f. 65r

RaW 453.5: Sir Walter Ralegh, ‘Say not you love, unless you do’

Copy, in a secretary hand, headed at the side ‘Answare’.

First published in Inedited Poetical Miscellanies, 1584-1700, ed. W.C. Hazlitt ([London], 1870), p. [179]. Listed but not printed in Latham, p. 174. Rudick, No. 38, p. 106.

f. 66r

CwT 738: Thomas Carew, A Song (‘Aske me no more whether doth stray’)

Copy, in a secretary hand, headed ‘verses on ye Queene of Bohemia’.

First published in a five-stanza version beginning ‘Aske me no more where Iove bestowes’ in Poems (1640) and in Poems: by Wil. Shake-speare, Gent. (London, 1640), and edited in this version in Dunlap, pp. 102-3. Musical setting by John Wilson published in Cheerful Ayres or Ballads (Oxford, 1659). All MS versions recorded in CELM, except where otherwise stated, begin with the second stanza of the published version (viz. ‘Aske me no more whether doth stray’).

For a plausible argument that this poem was actually written by William Strode, see Margaret Forey, ‘Manuscript Evidence and the Author of “Aske me no more”: William Strode, not Thomas Carew’, EMS, 12 (2005), 180-200. See also Scott Nixon, ‘“Aske me no more” and the Manuscript Verse Miscellany’, ELR, 29/1 (Winter 1999), 97-130, which edits and discusses MSS of this poem and also suggests that it may have been written by Strode.

f. 66v

DaW 12: Sir William Davenant, For the Lady, Olivia Porter. A present, upon a New-yeares day (‘Goe! hunt the whiter Ermine! and present’)

Copy, in a secretary hand, untitled.

First published in Madagascar (London, 1638). Gibbs, p. 43.

f. 67r

MsP 7: Philip Massinger, Prologue to ye Mayde of honour (‘To all yt are come hither, and haue brought’)

Copy of a 32-line prologue for a performance of The Maid of Honour at the Cockpit early in c.January-April 1630, in a secretary hand.

Edited from this MS in Beal. See also Donald S. Lawless, ‘On the Dating of Massinger's The Maid of Honour’, N&Q, 231 (September 1986), 391-2, where this MS is used as evidence for dating the first performance of the play to 1630 rather than its then being a revival.

First published in Peter Beal, ‘Massinger at Bay: Unpublished Verses in a War of the Theatres’, Yearbook of English Studies, 10 (1980), 190-203. The verses reprinted and discussed in Massinger: The Critical Heritage, ed. Martin Garrett (London & New York, 1991), pp. 59-68 (and see also pp. 4-7).

ff. 67v-8r

DaW 79.5: Sir William Davenant, To my honored ffriend Mr Thomas Carew at Sr: Richard Leightons house in Boswell Court these (‘Soe the rude Carpenter or Mason may’)

Copy, prefaced by a brief prose address to Carew, in a secretary hand.

Edited from this MS in Beal.

First published, and tentatively attributed to Davenant, in Peter Beal, ‘Massinger at Bay: Unpublished Verses in a War of the Theatres’, Yearbook of English Studies, 10 (1980), 190-203. The verses reprinted and discussed in Massinger: The Critical Heritage, ed. Martin Garrett (London & New York, 1991), pp. 59-68 (and see also pp. 4-7)

ff. 68v-70v

MsP 1: Philip Massinger, A Charme for a Libeller (‘I'me in my Circle & I haue thee here’)

Copy of a 150-line satirical poem, in a secretary hand, subscribed ‘Phillip Massinger’.

Edited from this MS in Beal. Facsimiles of f. 68v in Sotheby's sale catalogues, 14 December 1989, lot 232, and 13 December 1990, lot 11.

First published in Peter Beal, ‘Massinger at Bay: Unpublished Verses in a War of the Theatres’, Yearbook of English Studies, 10 (1980), 190-203. The verses reprinted and discussed in Massinger: The Critical Heritage, ed. Martin Garrett (London & New York, 1991), pp. 59-68 (and see also pp. 4-7).

ff. 70v-2r

MrJ 34.8: John Marston, The Duke Return'd Againe. 1627 (‘And art returned again with all thy faults’)

Copy, in a secretary hand, untitled.

Add. MS 70949

A folio composite volume of autograph letters. Volume II of the Charnwood Autograph Collection, formed by Dorothea Mary Roby Benson (d.1942), wife of Godfrey Rathbone, first Baron Charnwood.

Formerly Loan MS 60/2.

ff. 1r-2v

*MaA 551: Andrew Marvell, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Marvell, to Sir Henry Thompson, 1 December 1674.

Maggs's sale catalogue No. 449 (1924), item 288a. 1674.

Lady Charnwood, An Autograph Collection and the making of it (London, 1930), pp. 74-5. Margoliouth, II, 333-4. Facsimile of the first page in an unspecified Maggs sale catalogue [1920s?], item 454, Plate XIX.

f. 23r-v.

*WaE 821: Edmund Waller, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Waller, [to John Evelyn], from Beaconsfield, 30 August 1652. 1652.

f. 25r

*DrJ 374: John Dryden, Document(s)

An autograph note signed by Dryden, authorizing his wife to receive £75 ‘due to me as Poet Laureat’. 3 November 1687.

Formerly among the Egerton-Warburton MSS, recorded in HMC, 3rd Report (1872), Appendix, p. 291. Sotheby's, 16 March 1937, lot 485. Formerly Loan MS 60/2, item 5 (1). Facsimile in Hilton Kelliher, ‘Dryden Attributions and Texts from Harley MS. 6054’, BLJ, 25/1 (Spring 1999), 1-22 (p. 2).

f. 44r

*CgW 90: William Congreve, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed, to Joseph Keally, from London, 30 April 1706. 1706.

Hodges, No. 23. McKenzie, III, 165 (Letter 33). Facsimile in Sotheby's sale catalogue, 16 March 1937, lot 479.

Formerly British Library, Loan MS 60/2, item 7(5).

Add. MS 71245

A large folio guardbook of miscellaneous letters and documents, in various hands and paper sizes, 31 leaves, in modern half-morocco.

L.

*LoR 64: Richard Lovelace, Document(s)

Lovelace's autograph signature, as witness to an agreement for a survey by Robert Warcupp of land at Goldor and Easington, leased by Magdalen College, Oxford, 26 March 1655. 1655.

Sotheby's, 13 December 1993, lot 14 (unsold), with a facsimile of the signatures in the sale catalogue, and 19 July 1994, lot 20.

Add. MS 71549

Autograph fair copy, on two conjugate folio leaves, endorsed in two hands ‘On Mr Crashaw By Mr Cooly.’, one of these hands being that of George Lane (1620-83), later Viscount Lanesborough, when he was secretary to the Duke of Ormonde. c.1649.

*CoA 127: Abraham Cowley, On the Death of Mr. Crashaw (‘Poet and Saint! to thee alone are given’)

Formerly among poems presented to, or owned by, James Butler (1610-88), first Duke of Ormonde, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. Formerly Loan MS 37/6, pp. 145-7. Sotheby's, 19 July 1994, lot 270.

Edited from this MS, with a facsimile example, in Hilton Kelliher, ‘Cowley and “Orinda”. Autograph Fair Copies’, BLJ, 2 (1976), 102-8. Facsimile of the first page in Sotheby's sale catalogue. Also recorded in HMC, 14th Report, Appendix VII, Ormonde I (1895), p. 115

First published, among Miscellanies, in Poems (London, 1656). Waller, I, 48-9. Sparrow, pp. 46-8.

Add. MSS 71689-71692

Copies of letters to Cotton and references to him, including hasty copies of some sixteen letters by Boothby to Cotton, as well as one to Cotton's daughter Catherine. They also include numerous references to the Cotton family and to their neighbours and ‘cousins’, the Fitzherbert family. In four volumes, comprising a diary and three letterbooks, compiled by Sir William Boothby (c.1638-1707), of Ashbourne, Derbyshire, partly in his hand, partly in the hands of secretaries, over 1,1000 octavo and folio pages in all, in calf and vellum. 1676-1688.

CnC 206: Charles Cotton, Miscellaneous

Formerly among the Boothby family papers at Fonmon Castle, co. Glamorgan, and on deposit in the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff. Sotheby's, 24 July 1995, lot 29, with facsimile pages in the sale catalogue.

Discussed and partly edited, with facsimile examples, in Peter Beal, ‘“My Books are the Great Joy of my Life”: Sir William Boothby, Seventeenth-Century Bibliophile’, The Book Collector, 46/3 (Autumn 1997), 350-78; reprinted in The Pleasures of Bibliophily: Fifty Years of The Book Collector, An Anthology (London, 2003), pp. 284-304.

Add. MS 72270

A folio composite volume of state papers of Dudley Carleton (1574-1632), Viscount Dorchester, for the period 1614-18 while he was Ambassador at The Hague, lx + 117 leaves, bound with Add. MS 72269. Volume XXIX of the Trumbull Papers.

ff. 26r-7v

*CwT 1291: Thomas Carew, Letter(s)

A letter by Dudley Carleton, signed by him, to William Trumbull, the text in the hand of Thomas Carew as his secretary, 13/23 July 1616. 1616.

Facsimile in Sotheby's catalogue The Trumbull Papers, 14 December 1989, lot 13 (p. 45).

Add. MS 72337

A composite folio volume of official letters and papers of William Trumbull (1576/80?-1635), English Resident at Brussels, in various hands, 1605-8, 182 leaves. Volume XCVI of the Trumbull Papers.

f. 122r

*LoT 18: Thomas Lodge, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Lodge, to William Trumbull, 13 April 1607. 1607.

HMC, [75], Downshire, II (1936), pp. 24-5. Facsimile in Sotheby's sale catalogue The Trumbull Papers, 14 December 1989, lot 26, p. 62.

f. 123r

*LoT 19: Thomas Lodge, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Lodge, to William Trumbull, 23 April 1607. 1607.

HMC, [75], Downshire, II (1936), p. 94.

f. 185r

*LoT 20: Thomas Lodge, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Lodge, to William Trumbull, 20 February 1608/9. 1609.

Facsimile example in Sotheby's sale catalogue The Trumbull Papers, 14 December 1989, lot 26, p. 65.

Add. MS 72338

A composite folio volume of official letters and papers of William Trumbull (1576/80?-1635), English Resident at Brussels, in various hands, 1608-9, 169 leaves. Volume XCVII of the Trumbull Papers.

f. 59r

*LoT 21: Thomas Lodge, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Lodge, to William Trumbull, 25 February 1608/9. 1609.

HMC, [75], Downshire, II (1936), pp. 249-50 (misdated 23 February 1609/10).

f. 69r

*LoT 22: Thomas Lodge, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Lodge, to William Trumbull, 20 April 1609. 1609.

HMC, [75], Downshire, II (1936), pp. 92-4.

f. 99r

*LoT 23: Thomas Lodge, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Lodge, to William Trumbull, 2 July 1609. 1609.

HMC, [75], Downshire, II (1936), pp. 112-13.

f. 102r

*LoT 24: Thomas Lodge, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Lodge, to William Trumbull, 12 July 1609. 1609.

HMC, [75], Downshire, II (1936), pp. 114-15.

f. 125r

*LoT 25: Thomas Lodge, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Lodge, to William Trumbull, 21 September 1609. 1609.

HMC, [75], Downshire, II (1936), p. 140. Edited in Houppert, p. 122.

f. 144r

*LoT 26: Thomas Lodge, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Lodge, to William Trumbull, 22 November 1609. 1609.

HMC, [75], Downshire, II (1936), pp. 189-90. Edited in Houppert, pp. 121-2.

Add. MS 72344

A composite folio volume of official letters and papers of William Trumbull (1576/80?-1635), English Resident at Brussels, in various hands, 112 leaves. Volume CIII of the Trumbull Papers. 1613.

f. 52r

*LoT 28: Thomas Lodge, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Lodge, to William Trumbull, 7 October 1613. 1613.

HMC, [75], Downshire, IV (1940), p. 215.

Add. MS 72346

A folio composite volume of state letters and papers, in various hands, 127 leaves. Volume CV 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.

f. 57r

*DnJ 4120: John Donne, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Donne, to William Trumbull, 10 September 1614. 1614.

Facsimile in Sotheby's catalogue The Trumbull Papers (14 December 1989), lot 15.

Add. MS 72350

A folio collection of unbound letters, chiefly for 1617, 138 leaves.

Volume IX 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.

ff. 47r-8r

RaW 874: Sir Walter Ralegh, Letter(s)

Copy of a letter by Ralegh, to Ralph Winwood, in a secretary hand, on three pages of two conjugate large folio leaves, folded as a letter, addressed on the last page (f. 48v) to William Trumbull in Brussels, with traces of a red wax seal and Trumbull's docketing. c.1617.

Formerly Berkshire Record Office Trumbull Misc MS VIII, No. 37.

Add. MS 72351

A composite folio volume of official letters and papers of William Trumbull (1576/80?-1635), English Resident at Brussels, in various hands, 1617, 136 leaves. Volume CX of the Trumbull Papers. 1617.

f. 100r

RaW 875: Sir Walter Ralegh, Letter(s)

Copy of a letter by Ralegh, to his wife, 14 November [1617], in a professional secretary hand, on the first page of two conjugate folio leaves. c.1620.

Formerly Berkshire Record Office Trumbull Misc XXXIV, No. 5.

ff. 118r-19v

*LoT 29: Thomas Lodge, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Lodge, to William Trumbull, concerning Lodge's edition of Seneca, 4 December 1617. 1617.

HMC, 75, Downshire, VI (1995), p. 338.

Add. MS 72352

A folio composite volume of letters and papers of William Trumbull (c.1580-1635), English Resident at Brussels, in various hands, 163 leaves, 1618.

Volume CXI of the Trumbull Papers. Formerly Berkshire Record Office, Trumbull MS Misc. IX

ff. 75r-6v

KiH 804: Henry King, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Henry King, to William Trumbull, 16 April 1618. 1618.

Add. MS 72353

An unbound collection of state letters and tracts, in various hands, 128 leaves.

Volume XII 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 Misc. XXXIV.

ff. 55r-60v

RaW 550.2: Sir Walter Ralegh, Apology for his Voyage to Guiana

Part of a copy, in a professional secretary hand, untitled, imperfect. c.1620s.

A tract beginning ‘If the ill success of this enterprise of mine had been without example...’. First published in Judicious and Select Essays and Observations (London, 1650). Works (1829), VIII, 477-507. Edited by V. T. Harlow in Ralegh's Last Voyage (London, 1932), pp. 316-34.

ff. 61r-2v

RaW 550.4: Sir Walter Ralegh, Apology for his Voyage to Guiana

Part of a copy, in a secretary hand, headed ‘Sr walter Ralegh his Appologie’, imperfect.c.1620s.

A tract beginning ‘If the ill success of this enterprise of mine had been without example...’. First published in Judicious and Select Essays and Observations (London, 1650). Works (1829), VIII, 477-507. Edited by V. T. Harlow in Ralegh's Last Voyage (London, 1932), pp. 316-34.

ff. 63r-5v

RaW 550.6: Sir Walter Ralegh, Apology for his Voyage to Guiana

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, headed ‘Sr Walter Ralegh his Apologie’, on six pages of three pairs of conjugate folio leaves, incomplete, lacking the ending, endorsed ‘Sr Walter Rawleigh's Apology’. c.1620s.

A tract beginning ‘If the ill success of this enterprise of mine had been without example...’. First published in Judicious and Select Essays and Observations (London, 1650). Works (1829), VIII, 477-507. Edited by V. T. Harlow in Ralegh's Last Voyage (London, 1932), pp. 316-34.

Add. MS 72354

An unbound collection of letters and papers generally dating from October to December 1618, in various hands, 125 leaves. Comprising Volume CXIII 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.

f. 47r

RaW 730.3: Sir Walter Ralegh, Ralegh's Second Testamentary Note

Copy, in a secretary hand, headed ‘Coppie of that Sr. W. Raleghe did write the Day before he suffered, wch he did desire might be published for the better satisfaction of all men’, on one side of a single folio leaf, once folded as a letter. c.1620.

This leaf formerly Berkshire Record Office Trumbull MSS (Misc. Corres. Vol. XXXIV, No. 11).

Ralegh's note, 1618, denouncing false allegations, beginning ‘I did never receive advise from my Lord Carew to make any escape, neither did I tell ytt Stukeley...’. First published in The Works of Sir Walter Ralegh, ed. Thomas Birch (London, 1751), II, 280-1. Edwards (1868), II, 494-5.

f. 48r-v

RaW 876: Sir Walter Ralegh, Letter(s)

Copy of a letter by Ralegh, to his wife, in a secretary hand, on two pages of two conjugate folio leaves. c.1620s.

ff. 50r-1r

RaW 766.5: Sir Walter Ralegh, Speech on the Scaffold (29 October 1618)

Copy, in a secretary hand, untitled, endorsed in another hand ‘If my boy hath mistaken or miswritten any thing in the speech, you must by discretion amend it. for I haue no tyme to read it’, and, in yet another hand, ‘Sr Walter Rawghleyes speech at his Death’, on three pages of two conjugate folio leaves, once folded as a letter. c.1618.

Formerly Trumbull Misc. corres. XXXIV, no. 12.

Transcripts of Ralegh's speech have been printed in his Remains (London, 1657). Works (1829), I, 558-64, 691-6. VIII, 775-80, and elsewhere. Copies range from verbatim transcripts to summaries of the speech, they usually form part of an account of Ralegh's execution, they have various headings, and the texts differ considerably. For a relevant discussion, see Anna Beer, ‘Textual Politics: The Execution of Sir Walter Ralegh’, MP, 94/1 (August 1996), 19-38.

ff. 84r-5r

RaW 739.2: Sir Walter Ralegh, Speech on the Scaffold (29 October 1618)

Autograph letter signed by Robert Branthwaite, to William Trumbull in Brussels, discussing ‘the vnfortunate end’ of their ‘old freind’, who ‘made a most resolute and religious end’ and ‘dyed like a Sainte, and a souldier’, on three pages of two conjugate folio leaves. 2 December 1618.

Transcripts of Ralegh's speech have been printed in his Remains (London, 1657). Works (1829), I, 558-64, 691-6. VIII, 775-80, and elsewhere. Copies range from verbatim transcripts to summaries of the speech, they usually form part of an account of Ralegh's execution, they have various headings, and the texts differ considerably. For a relevant discussion, see Anna Beer, ‘Textual Politics: The Execution of Sir Walter Ralegh’, MP, 94/1 (August 1996), 19-38.

Add. MS 72360

A folio composite volume of correspondence between January and March 1620/1. Trumbull Papers Volume CXIX, 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. 1621.

ff. 136r-7v

*ToA 114: Aurelian Townshend, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed, to William Trumbull, from Hampton Court, 13 March 1620/1. 1621.

Sotheby's, 14 December 1989 (‘The Trumbull Papers’ catalogue), lot 36, with a facsimile of the first page on p. 36. Facsimile page also in Gabriel Heaton, ‘“His Acts Transmit to After Days”: Two Unpublished Poems by Aurelian Townshend’, EMS, 13 (2007), 165-86.

Add. MS 72363

An unbound collection of letters sent to William Trumbull, Resident in Brussels, in various hands, 176 leaves, 1621-2. Trumbull Papers Vol. CXXII.

ff. 1r-2v

LoT 31: Thomas Lodge, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Lodge, to William Trumbull, 2 January 1621/2. 1622.

Add. MS 72373

A folio composite volume of letters and papers of William Trumbull (c.1580-1635), English Resident at Brussels, in various hands, 110 leaves, 1628-32. Volume CXXXII of the Trumbull Papers.

ff. 4r-5r

*KiH 820: Henry King, Document(s)

A letter signed by Guiana Company shareholders, including Henry King and Sir Robert Naunton, to William Trumbull, Clerk of the Privy Council, 30 March 1628. 1628.

Facsimile in Sotheby's catalogue The Trumbull Papers, 14 December 1989, lot 18.

Add. MS 72396

Copy, in a professional predominantly secretary hand, unascribed, the heading added in the hand of the Rev. Ralph Bridges (d.1724), chaplain to the Bishop of London, 22 folio leaves (plus four blanks). Volume CLV of the Trumbull Papers, of the Trumbull family, including chiefly William Trumbull (1576/80?-1635), diplomat and government official, and Sir William Trumbull (1639-1716), diplomat. Later belonging to the Marquess of Downshire, of Easthampstead Park. c.1620s.

BcF 166: Francis Bacon, Considerations touching a War with Spain

Formerly Berkshire Record Office Trumbull Add. 19(3). Sotheby's, The Trumbull Papers, lot 7.

A tract dedicated to Prince Charles, beginning ‘Your Highness hath an imperial name. It was a Charles that brought the empire first into France...’. First published in Certaine Miscellany Works, ed. William Rawley (London, 1629). Spedding, XIV, 469-505.

Add. MS 72408

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, with a title-page ‘The Voyage made to the Isles of Azores...under the Conduct and Commaund of Robert late Earle of Essex...Collected and written...by Sr Arthur Gorges Knight’, (also mentioning, as ‘annexed’, Ralegh's ‘certaine Observations and Notes concerning the Royall Navy and Sea service’ although no text of this work is present), 37 folio leaves (plus blanks), unbound. c.1620s-30s.

GgA 133: Sir Arthur Gorges, The Islands Voyage

Volume CLXVII 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.

Annotated at the end by William Trumbull with a quotation from Camden's Annales regnante Elizabetha (pt. II, f. 534). Formerly in Berkshire Record Office, part of Trumbull Add. 22.

First published, as ‘A larger Relation of the...Iland Voyage’ (but without any dedicatory epistle), in Hakluytus Posthumus or Purchas his Pilgrimes (London, 1625). Glasgow edition of Purchas, XX (1907), 34-129. According to Purchas the work was written in 1607 and dedicated to Prince Henry.

Add. MS 72409

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, on 17 leaves of an unbound quarto booklet in paper wrappers, ff. 18r-20r occupied by ‘Certaine other obseruacons taken out of some other coppies and here incerted’. Early 17th century.

EsR 212: Robert Devereux, second Earl of Essex, Essex's Arraignment, 19 February 1600/1

Volume CLXVIII 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 in Berkshire Record Office, part of Add 21.

Add. MS 72411

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, entitled ‘The Earle of Essex his Apologie’ and dated ‘1601’, on 14 folio leaves. Early 17th century.

EsR 116: Robert Devereux, second Earl of Essex, Apology

Volume CLXX 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 16/11.

First published, addressed to Anthony Bacon, as An Apologie of the Earle of Essex, against those which jealously and maliciously tax him to be the hinderer of the peace and quiet (London, [1600]), but immediately suppressed. Reprinted in 1603.

Add. MS 72414

An unbound collection of state tracts and speeches, in various hands, 113 chiefly folio leaves.

Volume CLXXIII 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 in Berkshire Record Office, in Trumbull Add 5, 8, 37, 42.

ff. 35r-53v

CtR 281: Sir Robert Cotton, The Manner and Meanes how the Kings of England have from time to time Supported and Repaired their Estates. Written...1609.

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, imperfect, lacking the beginning. c.1620s-30s.

Tract beginning ‘The Kings of England have supported and repaired their Estates...’. First published, as An Abstract out of the Records of the Tower, touching the Kings Revenue: and how they have supported themselves, London, [1642]. Cottoni posthuma (1651), pp. [161]-‘200’[i.e. 202].

ff. 55r-78v

*CtR 13: Sir Robert Cotton, An Answer made by Command of Prince Henry, to Certain Propositions of Warre and Peace

Part of a copy, in a professional secretary hand, subscribed ‘Robert Cotton Bruceus’, inscribed at the top of f. 67r, apparently in Cotton's own hand, ‘Ks. of Engld R. C. Bruce’, imperfect, much torn away. Early 17th century.

A treatise beginning ‘Frames of Policy, as well as works of Nature, are best preserved from the same grounds...’., written in 1609. First published London, 1655. Also published as Warrs with Forregin Princes Dangerous to oyr Common-Wealth: or, reasons for Forreign Wars Answered (London, 1657); as An Answer to such Motives as were offer'd by certain Military-Men to Prince Henry, inciting him to affect Arms more than Peace... (London, 1665); and as A Discourse of Foreign War (London, 1690).

Add. MS 72439

A folio composite volume of largely official letters and papers of Georg Rudolph Weckherlin (1584-1653), German poet, secretary to Charles I, and afterwards parliamentary Secretary for the Foreign Tongues, c.180 leaves. c.1615-51.

Volume CXCVIII 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

f. 148r

WoH 204.8: Sir Henry Wotton, Upon the Sudden Restraint of the Earl of Somerset then falling from favour (‘Dazzled thus with the height of place’)

Copy, headed ‘On the sudden restraint of a favourite’, followed by two Latin versions.

First published in Reliquiae Wottonianae (London, 1651), p. 522. Hannah (1845), pp. 25-7. Some texts of this poem discussed in Ted-Larry Pebworth, ‘Sir Henry Wotton's “Dazel'd Thus, with Height of Place” and the Appropriation of Political Poetry in the Earlier Seventeenth Century’, PBSA, 71 (1977), 151-69.

Add. MS 72451

An unbound collection of state tracts and papers, in various hands, 82 generally folio leaves.

Volume CCX 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.

ff. 22r-39r

PpS 10: Samuel Pepys, The Pursers Employ Annatomized and both Advantages & disadvantages therein discovered and also A Proposall of comitting the Victualling accompt to the care and management of each Comander. Presented as a New yeares guift to Sr: William Coventry by Samuel Pepys Esqr in 1665

Copy in a professional hand, headed ‘Mr Pepys letter and new years gift to his Honble Friend Sr Wm Coventry’, 18 folio leaves (plus blanks), with (ff. 40r-1r) an abstract of the tract, probably by Sir William Trumbull, on a loosely inserted pair of conjugate folio leaves. c.1665-70s.

This MS tract once owned by Sir William Trumbull (1639-1716), Secretary of State. Formerly Berkshire Record Office Trumbull Add. 19 (26).

First published in Further Correspondence of Samuel Pepys 1662-1679, ed. J.R. Tanner (London, 1929), pp. 83-111.

Add. MS 72456

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, ii + 50 quarto leaves, imperfect, partly eaten away by rodents, in contemporary vellum. Early 17th century.

OvT 42: Sir Thomas Overbury, Observations in his travailes

Volume CCXV 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 26.

A tract beginning ‘All things concurred for the rising and maintenance of this State...’. First published as Sir Thomas Overbvry his Observations in his Travailes vpon the State of The Xvii. Provinces as they stood Anno Dom. 1609 (London, 1626). Rimbault, pp. 223-30. Authorship uncertain.

Add. MS 72470

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, headed ‘A shorte Viewe of Kinge Hen: the 3: his Raigne’, unascribed, iii + 14 folio leaves, in contemporary paper wrappers. Volume CCXXIX 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 19/1. c.1620s-30s.

CtR 392: Sir Robert Cotton, A Short View of the Long Life and Reign of Henry the Third, King of England

Formerly Berkshire Record Office, Trumbull Add. 19(1).

Treatise, written c.1614 and ‘Presented to King James’, beginning ‘Wearied with the lingering calamities of Civil Arms...’. First published in London, 1627. Cottoni posthuma (1651), at the end (i + pp. 1-27).

Add. MS 72478

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.

f. 45r

CwT 261: Thomas Carew, A flye that flew into my Mistris her eye (‘When this Flye liv'd, she us'd to play’)

Copy, in a cursive hand, on a single folio leaf, originally with an accompanying leaf inscribed ‘These To Robert Lee, Esqr at his hous at Binfield in Berkshire present Leave this wth the Earle of Sterline at his hous nere Hartford Bridg’. Late 17th century.

First published in Poems (1640). Dunlap, pp. 37-9. Musical setting by Henry Lawes published in The Treasury of Musick, Book 2 (London, 1669).

ff. 61r, 62r-4r

WyW 5: William Wycherley, An Epistle to Mr. Dryden (‘As when great Kings with petty Princes joyn’)

Copy in the neat hand of Alexander Pope, headed ‘An Epistle to Mr. Dryden; Occasion'd by his desiring me to join with him in writing a Comedy By Mr. Wycherley’, on two pairs of conjugate folio leaves. Early 18th century.

The hand identified by Hilton Kelliher.

First published in Poems on Several Occasions. By His Grace the Duke of Buckingham (London, 1717). Posthumous Works (London, 1728), pp. 18-29. Summers, IV, 63-9.

f. 74r-v

HeR 115: Robert Herrick, The fare-well to Sack (‘Farewell thou Thing, time-past so knowne, so deare’)

Copy, in a neat predominantly secretary hand, on the first two pages of a pair of conjugate folio leaves, once folded as a letter. c.1620s-30s.

Facsimile the last ten lines in Sotheby's catalogue, The Trumbull Papers, lot 39

First published in Recreations for Ingenious Head-peeces (London, 1645). Hesperides (London, 1648). Martin, pp. 45-6. Patrick, pp. 62-3.

ff. 74v-5v

HeR 262: Robert Herrick, The Welcome to Sack (‘So soft streams meet, so springs with gladder smiles’)

Copy, in a neat predominantly secretary hand, headed ‘The Welcome again’, on three pages of a pair of conjugate folio leaves, once folded as a letter.

First published in Hesperides (London, 1648). Martin, pp. 77-9. Patrick, pp. 110-12.

f. 81r

DaW 110.5: Sir William Davenant, The Triumphs of the Prince D'Amour

Copy of the opening speech, headed ‘The master of the Ceremonies of the Prince D'Amour to the Prince Elector’ (here beginning ‘Sr this shorte Journey from my prince's throne’), in a neat predominantly secretary hand, on one side of a single folio leaf; together with (f. 80r), in another secretary hand, ‘Certaine quæries of the Prince D'Amour and his officers’, queries which formed no part of Davenant's printed text but which were also probably part of the entertainment. Mid-17th century.

Dramatic Works, I, 328-9.

First published in London, 1635. Dramatic Works, I, 317-40. Trois Masques à la Cour de Charles Ier d'Angleterre, ed. Murray Lefkowitz (Paris, 1970), pp. 111-69.

f. 92r-v

DrJ 164: John Dryden, Prologue to the University of Oxon. Spoken by Mr. Hart, at the Acting of the Silent Woman (‘What Greece, when Learning flourish'd, onely Knew’)

Copy, in a professional hand, headed ‘Prologue’, on a single folio leaf, once folded as a letter. Late 17th century.

First published in Miscellany Poems (London, 1684). Kinsley, I, 369-70. California, I, 146-7. Hammond, I, 277-9.

f. 92v

DrJ 40.8: John Dryden, Epilogue [to the University of Oxon.], Spoken by the same [Mr. Hart] (‘No poor Dutch Peasant, wing'd with all his Fear’)

Copy.

First published in Miscellany Poems (London, 1684). Kinsley, I, 370-1. California, I, 147-8. Hammond, I, 279-81.

f. 94r

WaE 285: Edmund Waller, Of the last Verses in the Book (‘When we for age could neither read nor write’)

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.

First published in Poems, ‘Fifth’ edition (London, 1686). Thorn-Drury, II, 144.

f. 109r-v

DoC 22.2: Charles Sackville, Sixth Earl of Dorset, ‘At noon in a sunshiny day’

Copy, in a probably professional rounded hand, untitled, here beginning ‘Att noon, and in a Sumers day’, on the first two pages of a pair of conjugate folio leaves, folded as a letter, addressed (f. 110v) ‘For Sr. William Trumbull at his house in Gesard Street’, and endorsed ‘Ld Dorsetts verses / The disappointed maid’. Late 17th century.

First published in Poems on Affairs of State...Part III (London, 1698). Harris, pp. 72-3.

f. 111r-v

FrG 7.5: George Farquhar, The Beaux Stratagem, Act III, scene iii. Song (‘A Trifling Song you shall hear’)

Copy of the song, untitled, on the first two pages of a pair of conjugate quarto leaves (the second leaf blank).

First published in London, 1707. Stonehill, II, 113-92 (pp. 154-5). Kenny, II, 159-243 (pp. 197-8).

f. 135r-v

BcF 21.5: Francis Bacon, ‘The world's a bubble, and the life of man’

Copy of an untitled version, in a neat rounded hand, beginning ‘The longest life of man / Is but a spann’, on both sides of a single folio leaf. c.1700.

First published in Thomas Farnaby, Florilegium epigrammatum Graecorum (London, 1629). Poems by Sir Henry Wotton, Sir Walter Raleigh and others, ed. John Hannah (London, 1845), pp. 76-80. Spedding, VII, 271-2. H.J.C. Grierson, ‘Bacon's Poem, “The World”: Its Date and Relation to certain other Poems’, Modern Language Review, 6 (1911), 145-56.

Add. MS 72479

An unbound collection of verse MSS, in various hands, 145 generally folio leaves. Volume CCXXXVII 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 in Berkshire Record Office, in Trumbull Add 17 and 18.

Once owned by Sir William Trumbull (1639-1716), lawyer and government official. Sotheby's, The Trumbull Papers, 14 December 1989, part of lot 39.

f. 27r-v

CaW 19: William Cartwright, November or, Signal Dayes Observ'd in that Month in relation to the Crown and Royal Family (‘Thou Sun that shed'st the Dayes, looke downe and see’)

Copy, in a predominantly italic hand, headed ‘Nouember’, on a single folio leaf, folded as a letter, frayed and slightly imperfect. c.1630s.

First published as a broadside, undated. Reprinted in London, 1671. Evand, pp. 560-3.

ff. 28r-9r

DoC 72: Charles Sackville, Sixth Earl of Dorset, The Duel of the Crabs (‘In Milford Lane near to St. Clement's steeple’)

Copy, in a probably professionalcursive hand, headed ‘A Duell betwixt two Crablice vpon my Lady Bennetts - concludinge wth the change of the governmt. from Monarchicall to democraticall’, subscribed ‘from the Rose in Cursitors Alley August 5. 68::’, on two conjugate folio leaves, folded as a letter.

First published, ascribed to Henry Savile, in The Annual Miscellany: for the year 1694 (London, 1694). Harris, pp. 118-23.

ff. 30r-2r

MaA 194: Andrew Marvell, The Loyal Scot (‘Of the old Heroes when the Warlike shades’)

Copy, in a professional hand, on five pages of two pairs of conjugate folio leaves, once folded as a letter, endorsed ‘Cleaveland's Ghost’. Late 17th century.

First published in one version [c.1669?] (exemplum without title-page owned by the Library Company of Philadelphia, 935Q). An incomplete version in Charles Gildon, Chorus Poetarum (London, 1694). Margoliouth, I, 180-7. Lord, pp. 188-92. Smith, pp. 403-12.

Lines 15-62 also appear as lines 649-96 in The last Instructions to a Painter (MaA 500-4), and lines 178-85 appear as a separate poem in Upon Blood's Attempt to Steal the Crown (MaA 253-280).

f. 40r-v

DoC 336: Charles Sackville, Sixth Earl of Dorset, Rochester's Farewell (‘Tir'd with the noisome follies of the age’)

Copy, in a small hand, in double columns, on the first two pages of a pair of conjugate folio leaves, folded as a letter. Late 17th century.

First published in A Third Collection of the Newest and Most Ingenious Poems, Satyrs, Songs &c (London, 1689). POAS, II (1965), 217-27. Discussed and Dorset's authorship rejected in Harris, pp. 190-2. The poem is noted by Alexander Pope as being ‘probably by the Ld Dorset’ in Pope's exemplum of A New Collection of Poems Relating to State Affairs (London, 1705), British Library, C.28.e.15, p. 121.

f. 68r

DoC 141: Charles Sackville, Sixth Earl of Dorset, On King William's Happy Deliverance from the Intended Assassination (‘The youth whose fortune the vast globe obey'd’)

Copy, in a professional hand, untitled, on a single folio leaf, folded as a letter. Late 17th century.

First published in Harris (1979), pp 61-2.

Add. MS 72521

An unbound collection of correspondence of Sir William Trumbull, Envoy to Turkey, in various hands and paper sizes, 237 leaves. 1685.

Formerly in the Berkshire Record Office, among Trumbull Miscellaneous Correspondence, Vols. XXIII and XXV Sotheby's, The Trumbull Papers, 14 December 1989, in lot 49, pp. 132-3, with a facsimile example of one letter. Now Trumbull Vol. CCLXXX.

ff. 160r-1v

*EtG 133: Sir George Etherege, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Etherge, to Sir William Trumbull, from Ratisbon, 8/18 December 1685. 1685.

Bracher, pp. 14-15.

Add. MS 72522

A collection of correspondence of Sir William Trumbull, Envoy to Turkey, in various hands and paper sizes, 216 leaves. 1685-6.

Formerly in the Berkshire Record Office, among Trumbull Miscellaneous Correspondence, Vols. XXIII and XXV Sotheby's, The Trumbull Papers, 14 December 1989, in lot 49, pp. 132-3, with a facsimile example of one letter. Now Trumbull Vol. CCLXXXI.

ff. 62r-3v

*EtG 134: Sir George Etherege, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Etherge, to Sir William Trumbull, from Ratisbon, 5/15 January 1685/6 1686.

ff. 158r-9v

*EtG 135: Sir George Etherege, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Etherge, to Sir William Trumbull, from Ratisbon, 2/12 February 1685/6. 1686.

ff. 207r-8v

*EtG 136: Sir George Etherege, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Etherge, to Sir William Trumbull, from Ratisbon, 23 February/5 March 1685/6. 1686.

Add. MS 72523

A collection of correspondence of Sir William Trumbull, Envoy to Turkey, in various hands and paper sizes, 232 leaves. 1686.

Formerly in the Berkshire Record Office, among Trumbull Miscellaneous Correspondence, Vols. XXIII and XXV Sotheby's, The Trumbull Papers, 14 December 1989, in lot 49, pp. 132-3, with a facsimile example of one letter. Now Trumbull Vol. CCLXXXII.

ff. 9r-10v

*EtG 137: Sir George Etherege, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Etherge, to Sir William Trumbull, from Ratisbon, 2/12 March 1685/6. 1686.

ff. 21r-2v

*EtG 138: Sir George Etherege, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Etherge, to Sir William Trumbull, from Ratisbon, 9/19 March 1685/6. 1686.

ff. 119r-20v

*EtG 139: Sir George Etherege, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Etherge, to Sir William Trumbull, from Ratisbon, 20/30 April 1686. 1686.

Add. MS 72524

A collection of correspondence of Sir William Trumbull, Envoy to Turkey, in various hands and paper sizes, 223 leaves. 1686.

Formerly in the Berkshire Record Office, among Trumbull Miscellaneous Correspondence, Vols. XXIII and XXV Sotheby's, The Trumbull Papers, 14 December 1989, in lot 49, pp. 132-3, with a facsimile example of one letter. Now Trumbull Vol. CCLXXXIII.

ff. 19r-20v

*EtG 140: Sir George Etherege, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Etherge, to Sir William Trumbull, from Ratisbon, 1/11 June 1686. 1686.

ff. 132r-3v

*EtG 141: Sir George Etherege, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Etherge, to Sir William Trumbull, from Ratisbon, 20/30 July 1686. 1686.

Add. MS 72525

A collection of correspondence of Sir William Trumbull, Envoy to Turkey, in various hands and paper sizes, 212 leaves. 1686.

Formerly in the Berkshire Record Office, among Trumbull Miscellaneous Correspondence, Vols. XXIII and XXV Sotheby's, The Trumbull Papers, 14 December 1989, in lot 49, pp. 132-3, with a facsimile example of one letter. Now Trumbull Vol. CCLXXXIV.

ff. 1r-4v

*EtG 142: Sir George Etherege, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Etherge, to Sir William Trumbull, from Ratisbon, 24 August/3 September 1686. 1686.

ff. 21r-2v

*EtG 143: Sir George Etherege, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Etherge, to Sir William Trumbull, from Ratisbon, 31 August/10 September 1686. 1686.

Facsimile pages IELM, II.i (1987), XVII, after p. xxiv.

ff. 114r-15v

*EtG 144: Sir George Etherege, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Etherge, to Sir William Trumbull, from Ratisbon, 8/18 November 1686. 1686.

Bracher, pp. 70-1.

Add. MS 72538

A folio composite volume of correspondence of Sir William Trumbull from July 1697 to June 1698, in various hands, 224 leaves.

f. 64r

*DrJ 335: John Dryden, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Dryden, to Sir William Trumbull, 18 August [1697].

Formerly Berkshire Record Office, Trumbull MSS, Miscellaneous Correspondence, Vol. XXXII, No. 68. 1697.

Ward, Letter 46. Facsimile in Sotheby's catalogue The Trumbull Papers (14 December 1989), lot 54.

Add. MS 72542

A folio composite volume of correspondence chiefly of Sir William Trumbull, in various hands, 197 leaves. Volume CCCI of the Trumbull Papers.

ff. 98r-9r

*SdT 43: Thomas Shadwell, Letter(s)

Autograph doggerel verse epistle signed by Shadwell, to William Trumbull, beginning ‘It was I assure you with the greatest Surprize’, undated. c.1650s-60s.

Facsimile of the first page in Sotheby's sale catalogue The Trumbull Papers (14 December 1989), lot 62. Facsimile in IELM, II.ii (1993), Facsimile XI, after p. xxi.

ff. 100r-1r

*SdT 44: Thomas Shadwell, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Shadwell, addressed to William Trumbull (‘Will Trumbull Esqr a gallant Young Spark / To be left at his house in Easthamsted Park’), a doggerel verse epistle beginning ‘Tho it's very unlucky oft times to delay’, undated. c.1650s-60s.

Add. MS 72602

Copy, in a professional hand, with occasional annotations in the hand of Sir William Trumbull (1639-1716), diplomat. c.1700.

ClE 105: Edward Hyde, First Earl of Clarendon, Impeachment Proceedings against Clarendon in 1667

Volume CCCLXI of the Trumbull Papers. Formerly Berkshire Record Office, Trumbull MS Add. 65.

Articles of Treason exhibited in Parliament against Clarendon, 14 November 1667 published in London, 1667. The Proceedings in the House of Commons touching the Impeachment of Clarendon 1667 published in London, 1700.

Add. MS 72604

A folio volume of parliamentary tracts and proceedings, in several largely professional hands, ii + 162 leaves, in contemporary speckled calf. Volume CCCLXIIIof 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 83.

ff. 138v-58v

HaG 56: George Savile, First Marquess of Halifax, Some Cautions offered to the Consideration of those who are to choose Members to serve in the ensuing Parliament

Copy, in a professional rounded hand, on 40 folio pages. c.1690s.

Formerly Berkshire Record Office, Trumbull Add 83(d).

This MS collated in Brown, I, 404-6.

First published, anonymously, in London, 1695. Foxcroft, II, 466-88. Brown, I, 315-41.

Add. MS 72611

Two unbound MSS of the Marquess of Halifax's Character of a Trimmer, 78 folio leaves. Volume CCCLXX 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. Sotheby's, The Trumbull Papers, 14 December 1989, lot 55.

ff. 1r-38r

HaG 4: George Savile, First Marquess of Halifax, The Character of a Trimmer

Copy, in a professional hand, headed probably by Sir William Trumbull ‘Charactr of a Trimmer Written A° 1684’, 35 folio leaves, in paper wrappers. c.1684-90s.

Edited from this MS in Brown.

First published, ascribed to ‘the Honourable Sir W[illiam] C[oventry]’, in London, 1688. Foxcroft, II, 273-342. Brown, I, 178-243.

ff. 39r-78r

HaG 5: George Savile, First Marquess of Halifax, The Character of a Trimmer

Copy, in the hand of Halifax's chaplain and amanuensis Alexander Sion (1654-1730), 39 folio leaves (rectos only), slightly imperfect, in paper wrappers. c.1684-90s.

This MS collated in Brown, I, 345-96. Recorded in Brown, HLQ (1972), p. 147. Facsimile of the first page in Sotheby's, The Trumbull Papers, 14 December 1989, lot 55, p. 146.

First published, ascribed to ‘the Honourable Sir W[illiam] C[oventry]’, in London, 1688. Foxcroft, II, 273-342. Brown, I, 178-243.

Add. MS 72612

Large folio volume of state papers and tracts, in several hands, written from both ends, i + 56 leaves (plus numerous blanks), in a contemporary vellum wallet binding with ties.

Volume CCCLXXIof 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 88.

ff. 51r-48r rev.

HaG 47: George Savile, First Marquess of Halifax, A Rough Draught of a New Model at Sea

Copy, in the hand of Sir William Trumbull (1639-1716), lawyer and government official, transcribed directly from HaG 45, with (f. 48v-r rev.) a list of proposals relating to the tract, headed ‘Heads &c’. 29 November 1693.

This MS collated in Brown, I, 309-14, and the list of proposals edited, I, 308-9. Recorded in Brown, HLQ (1972), p. 152. Sotheby's, The Trumbull Papers, 14 December 1989, lot 56, with a facsimile example of the first page on p. 148.

First published, anonymously, in London, 1694. Foxcroft, II, 454-65. Brown, I, 296-308.

Add. MS 72850

A tall folio composite volume of miscellaneous correspondence of Sir William Petty, in various hands, iv + 310 leaves, in 19th-century morocco gilt.

Formerly Petty Papers, Vol. 6, 1st and 2nd series.

ff. 134r-5v

HbT 161: Thomas Hobbes, Letter(s)

Letter by Hobbes, entirely in the hand of his amanuensis James Wheldon, to John Aubrey, from Hardwick, 24 February[/16 March] 1674[/5]. 1675.

Cited in Quentin Skinner, ‘Thomas Hobbes and the Nature of the Early Royal Society’, Historical Journal, 12 (1969), 217-39 (pp. 217-19). Malcolm, Correspondence, II, 751-2, Letter 198.

ff. 145r-6v

MaA 557: Andrew Marvell, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Marvell, to Sir William Petty, from Westminster, 18 October 1675, faded. 1875.

ff. 151r-2v

WaE 831: Edmund Waller, Letter(s)

Letter by Waller, to Dr Robert Wood, in the hand of an amanuensis and sent on by Wood to Sir William Petty, from Saint Germain, 7 March [1680/1]. 1681.

ff. 194r-5v

DoC 251.5: Charles Sackville, Sixth Earl of Dorset, A Song on Black Bess (‘Methinks the poor town has been troubled too long’)

Copy of a Latin verse translation, in a rugged hand, added to a letter by Sir Peter Pett to Sir William Petty, introduced by Pett: ‘I haue here enclosed for you a latine translacon of My Lord Buckursts song of his bonny black Besse’, subscribed Ld Buckhursts Song in Leonine, 29 January 1673[/4]. 1674.

First published in Methinks the Poor Town (London, 1673). Choice Songs and Ayres…The First Book (London, 1673). Harris, pp. 90-2.

See also Introduction.

Add. MS 72898

A folio composite volume of scientific and other papers of Sir William Petty (1623-87), natural philosopher, 138 leaves.

Volume XLIX of the Petty Papers, formerly owned by the Earl of Shelburne, Bowood House.

A microfilm of this MS is in Bodleian, Film dep. 937.

f. 33r-v

HaJ 6: James Harrington, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Harrington, to Sir William Petty, c.March 1675[/6].

A formal letter of request, reminding Sir William Petty that in March 1675 he had offered to show to him, Sir Robert Boyle and Sir Christopher Wren ‘a cleare and easy experiment…more intimately concerning the good of man kinde than any other hetherto contained in the writings or known experience of any of the philosophers’, his only condition being that they would furnish him with a suitable place to show it (such as ‘some open grown[d] or rather some flat roofe of any building’) and an instrument (which would not cost ‘aboue six pounds’. 1676.

Formerly Petty Papers, Box H, No. 21.

Add. MS 72899

A tall folio composite volume of miscellaneous papers, chiefly verse, in various hands and paper sizes, iii + 262 leaves, mounted on guards, in brown morocco gilt. Vol. L of the Petty Papers, owned principally by Sir William Petty (1623-87), natural philosopher and administrator in Ireland.

Formerly owned by the Earl of Shelburne, Bowood House (Petty Papers, Vol. 2).

ff. 130r-9r

HbT 4.5: Thomas Hobbes, De Motibus Solis, Aetheris & Telluris. Praecipuè autem Numeri Dierum In hemisphaerio Boreo, quàm in Australi Majoris, Causa conjecturalis (‘Antiquâ dudum Tellus statione relictâ’)

Copy.

First published in Jacquot & Jones (1973), Appendice I, pp. 439-47.

ff. 140r-7v

MaA 329: Andrew Marvell, The Second Advice to a Painter (‘Nay, Painter, if thou dar'st design that fight’)

Copy, in a cursive hand, headed ‘A Second Advice to ye Paintr’, on eight small folio leaves. Late 17th century.

First published in Directions to a Painter…Of Sir Iohn Denham ([London], 1667). POAS, I, 34-53. Lord, pp. 117-30. Smith, pp. 332-43. Recorded in Osborne, pp. 28-32, as anonymous.

The case for Marvell's authorship supported in George deF. Lord, ‘Two New Poems by Marvell?’, BNYPL, 62 (1958), 551-70, but see also discussion by Lord and Ephim Fogel in Vol. 63 (1959), 223-36, 292-308, 355-66. Marvell's authorship supported in Annabel Patterson, ‘The Second and Third Advices-to-the-Painter’, PBSA, 71 (1977), 473-86. Discussed also in Margoliouth, I, 348-50, and in Chernaik, p. 211, where Marvell's authorship is considered doubtful. A case for Sir John Denham's authorship is made in Brendan O Hehir, Harmony from Discords: A Life of Sir John Denham (Berkeley & Los Angeles, 1968), pp. 212-28.

ff. 151r-2r

CgW 27.8: William Congreve, Letter to Viscount Cobham (‘Sincerest Critick of my Prose, or Rhime’)

Copy of lines 1-56, in a neat hand, headed ‘Verses by Congreve on Lord Cobham's Gates at Stowe’, incomplete, on three pages of two conjugate folio leaves, stained. c.1728-40s.

Probably owned by Sir William Petty's younger son, Henry, first Earl of Shelburne (d.1751), of High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.

First published, as ‘Of Improving the Present Time’, London, 1729. Summers, IV, 177-8. Dobrée, pp. 400-2. McKenzie, II, 486-8.

See also CgW 30.

Add. MS 73086

A folio volume of documents by or relating to Sir Walter Ralegh, in several professional hands, iv + 30 leaves (including five blanks), in paper wrappers. c.1620s.

The upper wrapper inscribed ‘Cha Kemeys’. Bought from Maggs, 23 April 1953, by Annie Winifred Bryher (née Ellerman, d.1983). Afterwards owned by the Ralegh scholar Agnes Latham (1905-96), of Pickering, North Yorkshire.

f. 1r

RaW 877: Sir Walter Ralegh, Letter(s)

Copy of a letter by Ralegh, to Sir Robert Carr, 1608, in a predominantly secretary hand.

ff. 2r-19v

RaW 728.115: Sir Walter Ralegh, Ralegh's Arraignment(s)

Copy of the 1603 arraignment, in a predominantly secretary hand.

Accounts of the arraignments of Ralegh at Winchester Castle, 17 November 1603, and before the Privy Council on 22 October 1618. The arraignment of 1603 published in London, 1648. For documentary evidence about this arraignment, see Rosalind Davies, ‘“The Great Day of Mart”: Returning to Texts at the Trial of Sir Walter Ralegh in 1603’, Renaissance Forum, 4/1 (1999), 1-12.

ff. 20r-2r

RaW 788: Sir Walter Ralegh, Speech on the Scaffold (29 October 1618)

Copy, in a predominantly secretary hand, headed ‘Sr: Walter Raleigh his speace att the time of his death’.

Transcripts of Ralegh's speech have been printed in his Remains (London, 1657). Works (1829), I, 558-64, 691-6. VIII, 775-80, and elsewhere. Copies range from verbatim transcripts to summaries of the speech, they usually form part of an account of Ralegh's execution, they have various headings, and the texts differ considerably. For a relevant discussion, see Anna Beer, ‘Textual Politics: The Execution of Sir Walter Ralegh’, MP, 94/1 (August 1996), 19-38.

f. 22r

RaW 73: Sir Walter Ralegh, ‘Euen such is tyme which takes in trust’

Copy, in a predominantly secretary hand, untitled, here beginning ‘Eaven such is tyme that takes in trust’.

First published in Richard Brathwayte, Remains after Death (London, 1618). Latham, p. 72 (as ‘These verses following were made by Sir Walter Rauleigh the night before he dyed and left att the Gate howse’). Rudick, Nos 35A, 35B, and part of 55 (three versions, pp. 80, 133).

This poem is ascribed to Ralegh in most MS copies and is often appended to copies of his speech on the scaffold (see RaW 739-822).

See also RaW 302 and RaW 304.

Add. MS 73087

A folio volume of state letters and tracts, almost entirely in two professional secretary hands, predominantly that of the ‘Feathery Scribe’, iv + 232 leaves, in reversed calf. c.1628-30s.

Once owned by ‘Ric: Tichbone’, probably Sir Richard Tichborne, second Baronet, MP (c.1578-1652). James Tregaskis, sale catalogue No. 1022 (1948), item 29. Bought from Maggs, 4 November 1948, by Annie Winifred Bryher (née Ellerman, d.1983). Afterwards owned by the Ralegh scholar Agnes Latham (1905-96), of Pickering, North Yorkshire.

Briefly described in Beal, In Praise of Scribes: Manuscripts and their Makers in Seventeenth-Century England (Oxford, 1998), pp. 229-31 (No. 35).

ff. 22r-43r

RaW 878: Sir Walter Ralegh, Letter(s)

Copy of ten letters by Ralegh, to Lords Nottingham, Suffolk, and Devonshire, to Sir Robert Carr, to Sir Robert Cecil, to James I, to Queen Anne, to Sir Ralph Winwood, and to Ralegh's wife, in the hand of the ‘Feathery Scribe’.

ff. 43r-6v

RaW 789: Sir Walter Ralegh, Speech on the Scaffold (29 October 1618)

Copy, in the hand of the ‘Feathery Scribe’, headed ‘Sir walter Rawleighe Confession’.

This MS recorded in C. Deedes, ‘Unpublished Letters of Sir Walter Ralegh’, N&Q, 8th Ser. 3 (24 June 1893), 481-2.

Transcripts of Ralegh's speech have been printed in his Remains (London, 1657). Works (1829), I, 558-64, 691-6. VIII, 775-80, and elsewhere. Copies range from verbatim transcripts to summaries of the speech, they usually form part of an account of Ralegh's execution, they have various headings, and the texts differ considerably. For a relevant discussion, see Anna Beer, ‘Textual Politics: The Execution of Sir Walter Ralegh’, MP, 94/1 (August 1996), 19-38.

ff. 106r-12r

CtR 254: Sir Robert Cotton, A Discourse Off the Offyce of the Lord Steward of England, Written by Sr Robte Cotton, knight, and Baronnett

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, as ‘written by Sir Robert Cotton knight and Barronett’.

Tract beginning ‘For the Clearinge whereof wee will intreate off the name...’. Hearne (1771), II, 1-12.

ff. 112r-15r

CtR 328: Sir Robert Cotton, Of the steward of the King's household by Sr. Robt Cotton Kt. & Bart.

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, subscribed ‘Ra: Cotton’.

A tract beginning ‘Which office because it was neuer hereditary...’. Unpublished?

ff. 115v-18r

CmW 43: William Camden, The Antiquity, Authority, and Succession of the High Steward of England

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, as ‘collected by mr Will: Camden’.

A tract beginning ‘Whom we call in English steward, in Latine is called seneschallus...’. First published in Hearne (1771), II, 38-40.

ff. 118v-20v

CtR 238: Sir Robert Cotton, A Discourse Of the Offyce of the Lord Highe Connstable of England, written by Sr: Robte Cotton, knight, and Baronett

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, as ‘written by Sr Robert Cotton knight & Baro:’.

Tract beginning ‘Yff wee curiouslye will looke the Roote of this question...’. Hearne (1771), II, 65-7.

ff. 121r-6r

CtR 55: Sir Robert Cotton, The Antiquitye and Offyce of Earle Marshall of England, Written by Sr Robte Cotton, knight, and Baronett

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, as ‘written by Sr: Robert Cotton Knight and Baronette’.

Tract beginning ‘The plentye of this discourse, the last question of Highe Connstables, whereto...’. Hearne (1771), II, 97-103.

ff. 126v-8v

CtR 220: Sir Robert Cotton, A Discourse Of the Antiquitye, and Offyce of the Earle Marshall of England, written by Sr Robte Cotton, knight, Att the request of the Lord Henrye Howard, Earle of Northampton [25 November 1602]

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, as ‘written by Ro: Cotton Kt:’.

A dedicatory epistle beginning ‘Sir, Yor small tyme, I must Ballance, wth as sclendr Aunswere...’ followed by a tract beginning ‘Because the Jurisdiction att the Comon Lawe was vncertayne...’.

ff. 131r-8v

CmW 32: William Camden, The Antiquity and Office of the Earl Marshall of England

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, unascribed.

A tract beginning ‘Such is the vncertainety of etimologyes...’ and sometimes entitled in manuscripts ‘The Etymology, Antiquity and Office of the Earl Marshall of England’. First published, as ‘Commentarius de etymologia, antiquitate, & officio Comitis Marescalli Angliae’, in Camdeni epistolae (London, 1691), Appendix, pp. 87-93. Hearne (1771), II, 90-7.

ff. 160r-3r

BcF 455: Francis Bacon, Bacon's Humble Submissions and Supplications

Copy of Bacon's submission on 22 April 1621, in a professional secretary hand.

The Humble Submissions and Supplications Bacon sent to the House of Lords, on 19 March 1620/1 (beginning ‘I humbly pray your Lordships all to make a favourable and true construction of my absence...’); 22 April 1621 (beginning ‘It may please your Lordships, I shall humbly crave at your Lordships' hands a benign interpretation...’); and 30 April 1621 (beginning ‘Upon advised consideration of the charge, descending into mine own conscience...’), written at the time of his indictment for corruption. Spedding, XIV, 215-16, 242-5, 252-62.

f. 231r

JnB 411.5: Ben Jonson, On the Right Honourable, and vertuous Lord Weston, L. high Treasurer of England, Vpon the Day, Hee was made Earle of Portland, To the Envious (‘Looke up, thou seed of envie, and still bring’)

Copy, added in a third professional cursive hand after 1633.

First published in The Vnder-wood (lxxiii) in Workes (London, 1640). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 250.

Add. MS 73165

A small (114 x 60 mm.) almanac for 1680 and notebook, in a single rounded hand, ii + 83 leaves, in vellum boards. Compiled by Henry Sturmy, who in November 1686 was bound apprentice to the London bookseller Ricard Hunt. c.1680-85.

Christopher Edwards, Short List 9 (1997), item 88.

ff. 54r-6v

ElQ 226: Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Elizabeths Armada speech to the Troops at Tilbury, August 9, 1588

Copy, headed ‘Queen Elizabeths Speech to her Army Att Tilbury Camp on ye Spaniards coming to Inuade the Land in ye year 1588’, subscribed ‘This Account the Earle of Leicester gaue ro Dr Sharp that hee might publish it to ye Army in a Sermon’.

Beginning ‘My loving people, I have been persuaded by some that are careful of my safety to take heed. how I committed myself to armed multitudes...’. Collected Works, Speech 19, pp. 325-6. Selected Works, Speech 10, pp. 77-83. The Queen's authorship supported in J.E. Neale, Essays in Elizabethan History (London, 1958), pp. 103-6.

Add. MS 73540

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.

ff. 1r-26r

MaA 501.5: Andrew Marvell, The last Instructions to a Painter (‘After two sittings, now our Lady State’)

Copy, complete with the envoy, subscribed ‘p Andrew Marvel’.

This MS discussed, with a facsimile of f. 10r, in Hilton Kelliher, ‘Marvell's The Last Instructions to a Painter: From Manuscript to Print’, EMS, 13 (2006), 296-343 (pp. 329-32).

First published in The Third Part of the Collection of Poems on Affairs of State (London, 1689). Margoliouth, I, 147-72. POAS, I, 97-139. Lord, pp. 151-86. Smith, pp. 369-96. Recorded in Osborne, pp. 36-7.

See also MaA 191-8.

ff. 5v? [pp. 127-36]

RoJ 104.25: John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester, The History of Insipids (‘Chaste, pious, prudent, Charles the Second’)

Copy.

See Vivian de Sola Pinto in ‘“The History of Insipids”: Rochester, Freke, and Marvell’, MLR, 65 (1970), 11-15 (and see also Walker, p. xvii).

See Vivian de Sola Pinto in ‘“The History of Insipids”: Rochester, Freke, and Marvell’, MLR, 65 (1970), 11-15 (and see also Walker, p. xvii). Rejected by Vieth, by Walker, and by Love.

ff. 26v-32v

MaA 194.5: Andrew Marvell, The Loyal Scot (‘Of the old Heroes when the Warlike shades’)

Copy, subscribed ‘ffinis p Andrew Marvel’.

First published in one version [c.1669?] (exemplum without title-page owned by the Library Company of Philadelphia, 935Q). An incomplete version in Charles Gildon, Chorus Poetarum (London, 1694). Margoliouth, I, 180-7. Lord, pp. 188-92. Smith, pp. 403-12.

Lines 15-62 also appear as lines 649-96 in The last Instructions to a Painter (MaA 500-4), and lines 178-85 appear as a separate poem in Upon Blood's Attempt to Steal the Crown (MaA 253-280).

ff. 39r-43r

DoC 41.5: Charles Sackville, Sixth Earl of Dorset, Colon (‘As Colon drove his sheep along’)

First published in Poems on Affairs of State (London, 1697). POAS, II (1965), 167-75. Harris, pp. 124-35.

ff. 43v-8r

WaE 384.5: Edmund Waller, 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’)

Copy, headed ‘A Panegyrick to my Ld Protector by Edward Waller Esqr’.

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.

ff. 50r-4v

MaA 69.5: Andrew Marvell, A Ballad call'd the Chequer Inn (‘I'll tell thee Dick where I have beene’)

Copy, headed ‘The Checquer Inne’.

First published in Poems on Affairs of State (London, 1704). Margoliouth, I, 201-8. POAS, I, 252-62. Rejected from the canon by Lord.

ff. 57r-8v

MaA 239.5: Andrew Marvell, The Statue in Stocks-Market (‘As cities that to the fierce conquerors yield’)

Copy, headed ‘Upon Sr Robert Viners setting up the kings Statue in Wool Church Market’.

First published in A Collection of Poems on Affairs of State (London, 1689). Margoliouth, I, 188-90. POAS, I, 266-9. Lord, pp. 193-6. Smith, pp. 416-17.

ff. 58v-60r

RoJ 359.5: John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester, Signior Dildo (‘You ladies all of merry England’)

Copy, headed ‘Upon Seignor Dildo p Rochester’.

First published in Poems on Affairs of State (London, 1704). Vieth, pp. 54-9. Walker, pp. 75-8.

The poem discussed, texts collated, and the attribution to Rochester questioned, in Harold Love, ‘A Restoration Lampoon in Transmission and Revision: Rochester's(?) “Signior Dildo”’, SB, 46 (1993), 250-62. Love (two versions and added stanzas), pp. 248-9, 250-2, 252-3, 253-7, among Disputed Works.

f. 62r

RoJ 76.3: John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester, An Epistolary Essay from M.G. to O.B. upon Their Mutual Poems (‘Dear friend, I hear this town does so abound’)

Copy of lines 89-100, headed ‘Upon Comon Fame’, here beginning ‘There's not a thing on Earth yt I can name’.

First published in Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). Vieth, pp. 144-7. Walker, pp. 107-9. Love, pp. 98-101.

ff. 64r-8v

RoJ 104.26: John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester, The History of Insipids (‘Chaste, pious, prudent, Charles the Second’)

Copy.

See Vivian de Sola Pinto in ‘“The History of Insipids”: Rochester, Freke, and Marvell’, MLR, 65 (1970), 11-15 (and see also Walker, p. xvii). Rejected by Vieth, by Walker, and by Love.

ff. 68v-9v

RoJ 567.5: John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester, Upon Nothing (‘Nothing! thou elder brother even to Shade’)

First published, as a broadside, [in London, 1679]. Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). Vieth, pp. 118-20. Walker, pp. 62-4. Harold Love, ‘The Text of Rochester's “Upon Nothing”’, Centre for Bibliographical and Textual Studies, Monash University, Occasional Papers 1 (1985). Love, pp. 46-8.

f. 70r

SeC 53.5: Sir Charles Sedley, To Celia (‘As in those Nations, where they yet adore’)

Copy, headed ‘Against ye Pride of Women’.

First published in The New Academy of Complements (London, 1671). Miscellaneous Works (London, 1702). The Works of the Honourable Sir Charles Sedley, Bat (2 vols, London, 1722), I, 62-3. Sola Pinto, I, 22.

f. 70v

EtG 88.5: Sir George Etherege, To a Very Young Lady (‘Sweetest bud of beauty, may’)

Copy, headed ‘To a Very Young Lady’.

First published in The New Academy of Complements (London, 1669). Thorpe, p. 1.

ff. 71r-2r

RoJ 48.5: John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester, The Disabled Debauchee (‘As some brave admiral, in former war’)

Copy, headed ‘The Maymed Drunkard’.

First published in Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). Vieth, pp. 116-17. Walker, pp. 97-9. Love, pp. 44-5.

f. 73v

RoJ 169.5: John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester, Love and Life (‘All my past life is mine no more’)

Copy, headed ‘Song / Love and Life’, inscribed ‘E R’.

First published in Songs for i 2 & 3 Voyces Composed by Henry Bowman [London, 1677]. Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). Vieth, p. 90. Walker, p. 44. Love, pp. 25-6.

f. 74r

RoJ 413.5: John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester, Song (‘Phyllis, be gentler, I advise’)

Copy, subscribed ‘E R’.

First published in Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). Vieth, p. 32. Walker, p. 36. Love, pp. 19-20.

f. 74v-5r

RoJ 621.5: John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester, Woman's Honor (‘Love bade me hope, and I obeyed’)

Copy, subscribed ‘E R’.

First published in Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). Vieth, p. 14. Walker, pp. 22-3. Love, p. 21.

f. 75v

RoJ 407.5: John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester, Song (‘Love a woman? You're an ass!’)

Copy, subscribed ‘E R’.

First published in Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). Vieth, p. 51. Walker, p. 25. Love, p. 38, as ‘Love to a Woman’.

f. 76r

RoJ 439.5: John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester, Song (‘What cruel pains Corinna takes’)

Copy, subscribed ‘E R’.

First published in Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). Vieth, p. 31. Walker, p. 20, as ‘To Corinna. A Song’. Love, p. 20, as To Corinna.

ff. 76v-7r

RoJ 396.5: John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester, Song (‘How happy, Chloris, were they free’)

Copy.

First published in Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). Vieth, pp. 83-4. Walker, pp. 39-40, and the version ‘How perfect Cloris, and how free’ on pp. 40-1, and in Love, pp. 23-4. See also David Vieth, ‘A Textual Paradox: Rochester's “To a Lady in a Letter”’, PBSA, 54 (1960), 147-62 (and sequel in Vol. 55 (1961), 130-3).

For the even later version of this lyric, see RoJ 482.

ff. 77v-8r

RoJ 555.5: John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester, Upon His Leaving His Mistress (‘Tis not that I am weary grown’)

Copy, headed ‘To Celia for Inconstancy’, subscribed ‘E R’.

First published in Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). Vieth, p. 81. Walker, p. 37. Love, pp. 17-18.

ff. 78r-v

RoJ 384.5: John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester, Song (‘Give me leave to rail at you’)

Copy, immediately followed (on ff. 78v-9r) by Elizabeth Wilmot's ‘answer’ (‘Nothing adds to your fond fire’).

First published (first stanza only) in Songs for i 2 & 3 Voyces Composed by Henry Bowman [London, 1677]. Both stanzas in Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). The second stanza only (beginning ‘Kindness has resistless Charms’) also in Valentinian (London, 1685). Vieth, pp. 10-11. Walker, pp. 20-1. Love, p. 18.

Some texts accompanied by Lady Rochester's ‘Answer’ to the poem (beginning ‘Nothing adds to love's fond fire’), her autograph of which is in University of Nottingham, Pw V 31, f. 15r. It is edited in Vieth, p. 10; in Walker, pp. 21-2, 154; in Kissing the Rod, ed. Germaine Greer et al. (London, 1988), pp. 230-2; and in Love, pp. 18-19.

ff. 79r-80r

RoJ 242.5: John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester, On the Supposed Author of a Late Poem in Defence of Satyr (‘To rack and torture thy unmeaning brain’)

Copy, headed ‘My Lord Rochester on Sr. C. S.’, followed (f. 80r) by ‘His Answer’ (‘Raile on poor feeble Scribbler’).

First published in Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). Vieth, pp. 132-3. Walker, pp. 114-15. Love, pp. 106-7. Texts are often followed by Sir Car Scroope's ‘Answer’ (‘Raile on poor feeble Scribbler, speake of me’: Walker, p. 115. Love, p. 107).

ff. 80v-6v

RoJ 138.5: John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester, A Letter from Artemisia in the Town to Chloe in the Country (‘Chloe, In verse by your command I write’)

Copy, as ‘per E R’.

First published, as a broadside, in London, 1679. Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). Vieth, pp. 104-12. Walker, pp. 83-90. Love, pp. 63-70.

f. 86v-8r

RoJ 484.5: John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester, To Love (‘O Love! how cold and slow to take my part’)

First published in Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). Vieth, pp. 35-7. Walker, pp. 49-50. Love, pp. 12-13.

ff. 88r-9r

RoJ 287.5: John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester, A Satyr against Reason and Mankind (‘Were I (who to my cost already am)’)

Copy of lines 174-221, headed ‘A Supplemt to my Ld Rochesters Satyr agt Man not Edited’, beginning ‘All this wth Indignation have I hurld’.

First published (lines 1-173) as a broadside, A Satyr against Mankind [London, 1679]. Complete, with supplementary lines 174-221 (beginning ‘All this with indignation have I hurled’) in Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). Vieth, pp. 94-101. Walker, pp. 91-7, as ‘Satyr’. Love, pp. 57-63.

The text also briefly discussed in Kristoffer F. Paulson, ‘A Question of Copy-Text: Rochester's “A Satyr against Reason and Mankind”’, N&Q, 217 (May 1972), 177-8. Some texts followed by one or other of three different ‘Answer’ poems (two sometimes ascribed to Edward Pococke or Mr Griffith and Thomas Lessey: see Vieth, Attribution, pp. 178-9).

Add. MS 73541

A quarto volume of poems by George Herbert, in a single italic hand, iv + 20 leaves, in 19th-century dark brown calf. c.1620s.

Later owned by Benjamin Heywood Bright (1787-1843), book collector. Sotheby's, 7 July 1845 (Bright sale, Part V), lot 1728. Thomas Rodd's sale catalogue, 1846, p. 62. Cochrane's sale catalogue, 1846, item ‘Melvin’. Inscribed (f. iiir) in 1850 by William Pickering (1795-1854), publisher. Bookplate (1911) of Robert Monckton-Milnes (1858-1945), first Marquess of Crewe, politician. Christie's, 26 November 1997, lot 80, with a facsimile of ff. 10v-11r in the sale catalogue.

ff. 6r-19r

HrG 324.5: George Herbert, Musae Responsoriae ad Andreae Melvini Scoti Ante-tami-cami-categoriam (‘Cvm millena tuam pulsare negotia mentem’)

Copy of 43 poems, comprising (f. 6r-v) the three preliminary poems addressed to James I, to Prince Charles, and to Lancelot Andrewes, Bishop of Winchester, and (ff. 7r-19r) Epigrams i-xl.

The text here follows a copy (on ff. 1r-5r) of Andrew Melville's Pro supplici euangelicorum ministrorum in Anglia...siue Anti-tami-cami-categoria (beginning ‘Insolens audax facinus nefandum’) which inspired Herbert's response. It was written in 1603-4 and first published in David Calderwood, Parasynagma Perthense (1620). Hutchinson, pp. 609-14.

A series first published in James Duport, Ecclesiastes Solomonis (Cambridge, 1662). Hutchinson, pp. 384-403. McCloskey & Murphy, with a translation, pp. 2-61.

f. 19r

HrG 302.5: George Herbert, Ad Autorem Instaurationis Magnae (‘Per strages licet autorum veterúmque ruinam’)

Copy.

First published in James Duport, Ecclesiastes Solomonis (Cambridge, 1662). Hutchinson, p. 435. McCloskey & Murphy, with a translation, pp. 166-7.

f. 19r-v

HrG 311.5: George Herbert, In Honorem Illustr. D.D. Verulamij, Sti Albani, Mag. Sigilli Custodis post editam ab eo Instaurationem Magnam (‘Qvis iste tandem? non enim vultu ambulat’)

Copy, headed ‘De Eodem. Ep’.

First published in Emanuele Tesauro, Caesares, 2nd edition (Oxford, 1637). Hutchinson, pp. 436-7. McCloskey & Murphy, with a translation, pp. 168-71.

f. 19v

HrG 305.5: George Herbert, Comparatio inter Munus Summi Cancellariatus et Librum (‘Mvnere dum nobis prodes, Libróque futuris’)

Copy.

First published in James Duport, Ecclesiastes Solomonis (Cambridge, 1662). Hutchinson, p. 435. McCloskey & Murphy, with a translation, pp. 166-7.

f. 20r

HrG 301.5: George Herbert, To the Right Hon. the L. Chancellor (Bacon) (‘My Lord. A diamond to mee you sent’)

Copy.

Edited from this MS in Fry.

First published, ‘from a small quarto volume of MS. Latin poetry’, in J. Fry, Bibliographical Memoranda (Bristol, 1816). Hutchinson, p. 209. The authorship discussed in Fram Dinshaw, ‘A Lost MS. of George Herbert's Occasional Verse and the Authorship of “To the L. Chancellor”’, N&Q, 228 (October 1983), 423-5.

f. 20r

HrG 303.8: George Herbert, Aethiopissa ambit Cestum Diuersi Coloris Virum (‘Qvid mihi si facies nigra est? hoc, Ceste, colore’)

Copy.

First published in James Duport, Ecclesiastes Solomonis (Cambridge, 1662). Hutchinson, p. 437. McCloskey & Murphy, with a translation, pp. 170-1.

f. 20v

HrG 327.5: George Herbert, Wren cum chirothecis (‘Candida amicitiæ nascentis pignora, sed quæ’)

Copy.

Ten lines, unpublished.

f. 20v

HrG 313.5: George Herbert, In Natales et Pascha Concurrentes (‘Cvm tu, Christe, cadis, nascor. mentémque ligauit’)

Copy.

First published in James Duport, Ecclesiastes Solomonis (Cambridge, 1662). Hutchinson, p. 434. McCloskey & Murphy, with a translation, pp. 164-5.

Add. MS 74066

A tall folio composite volume of letters and papers, in various hands and paper sizes, several hundred unnumbered pages, in contemporary half-calf on marbled boards. Volume CCXCVII of the papers of Horatio Walpole, MP (1678-1757), first Baron Walpole of Wolterton, diplomat.

Item 12

CtR 448: Sir Robert Cotton, A Speech Made by Sir Rob Cotton Knight and Baronet, before the Lords of his Majesties most Honorable Privy Covncel, At the Councel Table being thither called to deliver his Opinion touching the Alteration of Coyne. 2. Sept. [1626]

Copy, in two neat hands, endorsed by Walpole ‘Copy of a discourse at ye Council table concerning moneys, agst infeebling Coyn: by Sr R: Cotton’, on five folio leaves. c.1730.

Speech beginning ‘My Lords, Since it hath pleased this Honourable Table to command...’. Cottoni posthuma (1651), pp. [283]-294, with related texts (‘The Answer of the Committees Appointed...2 September 1626’ and ‘Questions to be proposed’, etc.) on pp. 295-307. W.A. Shaw, Writers on English Monetary History, pp. 21-38.

Add. MS 74272

A quarto volume of chiefly religious tracts and verse, in a single italic hand, iv + 228 leaves, imperfect, disbound. Compiled by Thomas Sparrow, BA, of London. c.1658-61.

Donated by Arthur Freeman, March 1999.

ff. 98r, 102r-6r, 173r-200r, 208r-v

TaJ 122: Jeremy Taylor, Extracts

Extracts or copies of works attributed to Taylor, including ‘An excellent Prayer by Dr Taylor’ (beginning ‘O holy, and eternall Jesus! whoe hast ouercome Death...’; ‘The Eight Beatitudes’; ‘Of Prayer’; and ‘A Prayer’ (beginning ‘O holy and eternal Jesu! who didst for our sakes fast 40 daies..’., subscribed ‘Mr doctr Taylor’.

ff. 139v-56v

TaJ 20: Jeremy Taylor, The Great Exemplar

Copy of the dedicatory epistle, headed ‘Octo Beatitudines The eight Beatitudes or Blessednesses’, subscribed ‘Dr Tayler’.

First published in London, 1649.

ff.. 157r-66v

HrG 53.8: George Herbert, The Church-porch (‘Thou, whose sweet youth and early hopes inhance’)

Copy, as ‘mr Herberts’.

First published in The Temple (1633). Hutchinson, pp. 6-24.

ff. 166v-72v

HrG 45.2: George Herbert, The Church Militant (‘Almightie Lord, who from thy glorious throne’)

Copy.

First published in The Temple (1633). Hutchinson, pp. 190-8.

ff. 173r-200r

TaJ 10: Jeremy Taylor, A Collection of Offices or Forms of Prayer in Cases Ordinary and Extraordinary

Copy of the discourse ‘Of Prayer’.

First published in London, 1658.

Add. MS 74287

Autograph draft, with copious revisions, written on board his ship the Due Repulse on Essex's return from the Cadiz expedition, with some deletions and additions in another hand, 32 folio leaves, imperfect, [c.early August 1596]. 1596.

*EsR 152: Robert Devereux, second Earl of Essex, Discourse on War with Spain

From the Hulton papers relating to Essex. Sotheby's sale catalogue ‘Elizabeth and Essex. The Hulton Papers’ (14 December 1992), lot 4, with facsimiles of two pages. Phillips's sale catalogue ‘The Earl of Essex to Elizabeth I’ (11 June 1999), lot 250, with facsimiles of two pages.

Written as a letter to an unnamed gentleman, probably to Sir Robert Cecil, and possibly intended ultimately for the Queen, giving an account and justification of the Cadiz expedition and proposing various measures for dealing with Spain.

Unpublished in full. An altered version of the first few pages was published from a MS in the British Library, Cotton MS Julius F. VI, ff. 280r-1r, in Thomas Lediard, The Naval History of England in all its branches (2 vols, London, 1735), pp. 337-9.

Add. MS 74734

An unbound collection of miscellaneous letters and papers, 151 leaves.

Acquired from miscellaneous sources.

f. 54v

RaW 399.8: Sir Walter Ralegh, ‘ICUR, good Mounser Carr’

The title of the poem (‘ICVR’) only, in an endorsement on the fourth page of a pair of conjugate folio leaves containing two Jacobean satirical ballads in a secretary, lacking the lower half of the second leaf which would have contained the text of the ICUR poem. Early 17th century.

Bloomsbury Book Auctions, 11 May 2000, lot 11.

First published in Love-Poems and Humourous Ones, ed. Frederick J. Furnivall, The Ballad Society (Hertford, 1874; reprinted in New York, 1977), p. 20. Listed but not printed in Latham, p. 174. Rudick, No. 48, p. 121 (as ‘Sir Walter Raleigh to the Lord Carr’).

Add. MS 74763

A quarto verse miscellany, in a single neat hand, ii + 168 leaves (plus blanks), including some laid-down printed pages, in contemporary calf (lacking upper cover). c.1740.

Sotheby's, 18 May 2000, lot 558, to Hugh Pagan.

ff. 87v-9r

DrJ 107.5: John Dryden, On the Death of Amyntas: A Pastoral Elegy (‘'Twas on a Joyless and a Gloomy Morn’)

Copy, subscribed ‘Dryden’.

First published in Poetical Miscellanies: The Fifth Part (London, 1704). Kinsley, IV, 1767-9. Hammond, V, 606-7.

ff. 89r-90v

BeA 15.5: Aphra Behn, On the Death of the late Earl of Rochester (‘Mourn, Mourn, ye Muses, all your loss deplore’)

Copy, subscribed ‘A Behn’.

First published in Miscellany, Being A Collection of Poems By several Hands (London, 1685). Todd, Works, I, No. 53, pp. 161-3.

ff. 151r-66r

DeJ 9.5: Sir John Denham, Cooper's Hill (‘Sure there are Poets which did never dream’)

Series of pages of the 1709 printed edition of the poem mounted, with MS collations from the 1643 edition on many of the facing pages.

First published in London, 1642. Poems and Translations (London, 1668). Banks, pp. 62-89. O Hehir, Hieroglyphicks.

Add. MS 75364

Written on ten quarto pages by Halifax's amanuensis Alexander Sion (1654-1730), a Huguenot refugee whom Halifax appointed as his domestic chaplain some time after 23 October 1690 and whom he presented to the rectory of Barrowby in Lincolnshire in 1693.

HaG 72: George Savile, First Marquess of Halifax, Saviliana

Formerly Althorp Papers, C6 (2).

The text has been edited (albeit piecemeal) in Foxcroft (see I, xiv, for full page references), and see Foxcroft, I, xii-xiv; Brown, HLQ (1972); and David Wykes, ‘The Marquis of Halifax and his Man of Letters: Facts and Problems’, N & Q, 218 (May 1973), 171-5.

An account of Halifax by Alexander Sion under the title Saviliana/or/The Works/of/George Savile/Late Marquis of Halifax/In four Tracts/The Character of a Trimmer/A Letter to a Dissenter/The Anatomy of an Equivalent/and/Advice to a Daughter, evidently intended as an introduction to a posthumous edition of four of Halifax's tracts which did not materialize.

Add. MS 75366

A collection of partly autograph notes and papers of Halifax, in various hands and paper sizes, on unnumbered loose sheets, in 44 folders. Including a note concerning news from Spain (one small slip); ([9]) autograph notes concerning the capture of James II at Faversham, c.12 December 1688 (one folio leaf); minutes of the meeting of the Lords at Windsor, 17 December 1688 (two quarto pages); and ([5]) notes at the debates of the Lords, 24 December 1688 (two folio pages). Also including ([3]) three pairs of conjugate quarto leaves containing, in the hand of Halifax's secretary Alexander Sion, a titke-page Saviliana / or / The Works/of / George Savile / Late Marquis of Halifax / In four Tracts / The Character of a Trimmer / A Letter to a Dissenter / The Anatomy of an Equivalent / and / Advice to a Daughter, and ‘Some account of the following papers and of their noble Author’, Sion's introduction to his intended edition of four of Halifax's tracts. c.1688-95.

*HaG 65: George Savile, First Marquess of Halifax, Miscellanies

Volume LXVI of the papers of the Earl Spencer, of Althorp, Northamptonshire. Formerly Althorp Papers C8

Add. MS 75367

A folio volume comprising two autograph MS works by Halifax, bound together, i + 48 leaves, mounted on guards, in modern dark green morocco gilt.

Volume LXVII of the archives of the Earl Spencer, of Althorp, Northamptonshire. Formerly Althorp Papers, C9 (1-2).

ff. 2r-21v

*HaG 55: George Savile, First Marquess of Halifax, Some Cautions offered to the Consideration of those who are to choose Members to serve in the ensuing Parliament

Autograph. Early 1695.

Edited from this MS in Brown, with a facsimile of the first page facing I, 316. Recorded in Brown, HLQ (1972), p. 153.

First published, anonymously, in London, 1695. Foxcroft, II, 466-88. Brown, I, 315-41.

ff. 22v-48r

*HaG 61: George Savile, First Marquess of Halifax, Conversations between King William III and Lord Halifax, 1688-90

Autograph journal of Halifax's conversation with William III between 30 December 1688 and (here) 8 February 1689/90, transcribed by Halifax from (now lost) notes originally made by him on separate sheets, on 27 folio leaves (written on one side only); imperfect. c.1690.

Edited from this MS in Foxcroft.

Journal of Halifax's conversations with William III between 30 December 1688 and 8 February 1688/9. First published in Foxcroft (1898), II, 201-52.

Add. MS 75372

Transcript of Halifax's conversations with William III between 30 December 1688 and 8 February 1689/90 in the hand of Miss Rachel Lloyd (d.1803), apparently transcribed (at least in part) from Halifax's (now lost) original notes, here headed ‘Memorandoms of Conversations that pass'd between King William, and George Marquiss of Hallifax, who was made Lord Privy Seal, by King Wiliam at the Revolution. They were wrote by that Lord upon loose sheets of paper most of them with dates, some without’, 93 large quarto leaves on rectos only (plus numerous blanks), in contemporary green vellum. c.1800.

HaG 62: George Savile, First Marquess of Halifax, Conversations between King William III and Lord Halifax, 1688-90

Volume LXXII of the archives of the Earl Spencer, of Althorp, Northamptonshire. Formerly Althorp Papers F163. (C14).

Edited in part from this MS (‘A’) in Foxcroft.

Journal of Halifax's conversations with William III between 30 December 1688 and 8 February 1688/9. First published in Foxcroft (1898), II, 201-52.

Add. MS 75373

Transcript of Halifax's conversations with William III. Transcript of Halifax's conversations with William III between 30 December 1688 and ?23 May 1690 in the hand of Miss Rachel Lloyd, apparently transcribed (at least in part) from Halifax's (now lost) original notes, here headed ‘Memorandoms of Conversations between King William and George Marquiss of Hallifax, wrote down by that Lord upon loose sheets of paper, some with dates, and some with none. Correctly copied, To which are added some explanatory Notes by the Transcriber’, 94 small quarto leaves, on rectos only (plus numerous blanks), in brown half-calf. c.1800.

HaG 63: George Savile, First Marquess of Halifax, Conversations between King William III and Lord Halifax, 1688-90

Volume LXXIII of the archives of the Earl Spencer, of Althorp, Northamptonshire. Formerly Althorp Papers F164 (C15).

Edited in part from this MS (‘B’) in Foxcroft.

Journal of Halifax's conversations with William III between 30 December 1688 and 8 February 1688/9. First published in Foxcroft (1898), II, 201-52.

Add. MS 78186

An unbound collection of miscellaneous letters and papers, in various hands, 81 generally folio leaves. Chiefly papers of Christopher Browne (1577-1646), of Saye's Court, Deptford, father of Sir Richard Browne.

Volume XIX 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. Purchased March 1995.

f. 39r-v

BcF 455.5: Francis Bacon, Bacon's Humble Submissions and Supplications

Copy of Bacon's letter to the House of Lords, 19 March 1620/1, in the predominantly italic hand of Christopher Brown, on a folio leaf, folded as a letter. c.1620s.

The Humble Submissions and Supplications Bacon sent to the House of Lords, on 19 March 1620/1 (beginning ‘I humbly pray your Lordships all to make a favourable and true construction of my absence...’); 22 April 1621 (beginning ‘It may please your Lordships, I shall humbly crave at your Lordships' hands a benign interpretation...’); and 30 April 1621 (beginning ‘Upon advised consideration of the charge, descending into mine own conscience...’), written at the time of his indictment for corruption. Spedding, XIV, 215-16, 242-5, 252-62.

Add. MS 78192

A folio composite volume of correspondence between Sir Richard Browne and Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon, 101 leaves, in half-morocco. Volume XXV of the Evelyn Papers.

Formerly Evelyn MS 10.

ff. 92r-3r

ClE 75: Edward Hyde, First Earl of Clarendon, The Humble Petition and Address of Clarendon in 1667

Copy, in the hand of John Evelyn. Late 17th century.

Petition beginning ‘I cannot express the insupportable trouble and grief of mind I sustain...’. Published as To the Right Honourable the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament Assembled: The Humble Petition and Address of Clarendon, [in London, 1667?] and subsequently reprinted widely, sometimes under the title News from Dunkirk-house: or, Clarendon's Farewell to England Dec 3 1667.

Add. MS 78205

A composite volume of state papers, principally relating to the Civil War, 159 leaves.

Volume XXXVIII of the Evelyn Papers.

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*HbT 81: Thomas Hobbes, Proposal concerning the English Navy

Autograph, docketed by Sir Richard Browne ‘Propositions. E. of Warwick &ct. T.H.’ c.August 1648.

Proposal by Hobbes for persuading the Lord High Admiral, Robert Rich, second Earl of Warwick, to bring the English Navy over to King Charles I. Unpublished.

Add. MS 78223

A folio composite volume of correspondence of Sir Richard Browne, 102 leaves.

Volume LVI of the Evelyn Papers.

f. 125r

EaJ 91: John Earle, Bishop of Worcester and Salisbury, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Earles, to Sir Richard Browne, in Latin, from Bruges, 20 July 1656. 1656.

f. 127r

EaJ 92: John Earle, Bishop of Worcester and Salisbury, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Earles, in Latin, to Sir Richard Browne, from Bruges, 11 August 1656. 1656.

f. 130r

EaJ 93: John Earle, Bishop of Worcester and Salisbury, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Earles, in Latin, to Sir Richard Browne, from Bruges, 25 August 1656. 1656.

f. 133r

EaJ 94: John Earle, Bishop of Worcester and Salisbury, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Earles, in Latin, to Sir Richard Browne, from Bruges, 29 September 1656. 1656.

f. 135r

EaJ 95: John Earle, Bishop of Worcester and Salisbury, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Earles, in Latin, to Sir Richard Browne, from Bruges, 2 November 1656. 1656.

f. 138r

EaJ 96: John Earle, Bishop of Worcester and Salisbury, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Earles, in Latin, to Sir Richard Browne, from Bruges, 16 November 1656. 1656.

Add. MS 78229

A quarto notebook relating to natural philosophy, c.100 pages, in contemporary limp vellum with remains of leather ties, the front cover lettered by Evelyn ‘Academic Exercises’. Vol LXII of the Evelyn Papers. c.1623-8.

*EvJ 26: John Evelyn, Academical Exercises

Evans (i.e. Sotheby's), 22 June 1846 (William Upcott sale), lot 59. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 10.

Add. MS 78230

An oblong octavo commonplace book containing extracts from Quintilian, Seneca and other authors, partly in the hand of John Evelyn the younger, iv + 187 leaves (including blanks), in contemporary calf. 1701/2.

EvJ 30: John Evelyn, Adversaria and Commonplace Books

Volume LXIII of the Evelyn Papers. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 95.

See also EvJ 170.

Add. MS 78233

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.

ff. 1r-2r

RaW 158.5: Sir Walter Ralegh, The Lie (‘Goe soule the bodies guest’)

Copy, in a secretary hand, untitled, subscribed in a different hand ‘finis a rich ballet entitled Sr. ffoole yow lye’, on the first three pages of two conjugate folio leaves, once folded as a letter. Early 17th century.

First published in Francis Davison, A Poetical Rapsodie (London 1611). Latham, pp. 45-7. Rudick, Nos 20A, 20B and 20C (three versions), with answers, pp. 30-45.

This poem is attributed to Richard Latworth (or Latewar) in Lefranc (1968), pp. 85-94, but see Stephen J. Greenblatt, Sir Walter Ralegh (New Haven & London, 1973), pp. 171-6. See also Karl Josef Höltgen, ‘Richard Latewar Elizabethan Poet and Divine’, Anglia, 89 (1971), 417-38 (p. 430). Latewar's ‘answer’ to this poem is printed in Höltgen, pp. 435-8. Some texts are accompanied by other answers.

f. 2r

EsR 40: Robert Devereux, second Earl of Essex, ‘Courte's skorne, state's disgracinge’

Copy, untitled.

As ‘The Answer to the Lie’ in The Works of Sir Walter Ralegh, Kt., 8 vols (Oxford, 1829), VIII, 735. May, Poems, No. I, p. 60. May, Courtier Poets, pp. 264-5. EV 5008.

f. 3r

RaW 364.5: Sir Walter Ralegh, Epitaph on the Earl of Salisbury (‘Here lies Hobinall, our Pastor while ere’)

Copy, in a stylish italic hand, untitled and here beginning ‘Heere Hobbinoll lies our sheaphard while-ere’, on one side of a large portion of a single folio leaf. Early 17th century.

First published in Francis Osborne, Traditionall Memoyres on the raigne of King Iames (London, 1658). Works (1829), VIII, 735-6. Latham, p. 53.

Of doubtful authorship according to Latham, p. 146, and Lefranc (1968), p. 84.

f. 7r-v

CoR 265.5: Richard Corbett, In Quendam Anniversariorum Scriptorem (‘Even soe dead Hector thrice was triumph'd on’)

Copy, in a rounded italic hand, headed ‘Ad Authorem...’, on the first two pages of two conjugate quarto leaves. c.1620s-30s.

First published in Certain Elegant Poems (London, 1647). Bennett & Trevor-Roper, pp. 8-9.

The poem is usually followed in MSS by Dr Daniel Price's ‘Answer’ (‘So to dead Hector boyes may doe disgrace’), and see also CoR 227-46.

f. 17r

CoR 403.5: Richard Corbett, A New-Yeares Gift To my Lorde Duke of Buckingham (‘When I can pay my Parents, or my King’)

Copy, in an italic hand, untitled, on one side of a single quarto leaf, folded as a letter. c.1620s-30s.

First published in Poëtica Stromata ([no place], 1648). Bennett & Trevor-Roper, pp. 71-2.

ff. 18r-19r

CoR 219.5: Richard Corbett, An Exhortation to Mr. John Hammon minister in the parish of Bewdly, for the battering downe of the Vanityes of the Gentiles, which are comprehended in a May-pole… (‘The mighty Zeale which thou hast new put on’)

Copy, in a mixed hand, on the first three pages (two following leaves unopened) of a quarto booklet. c.1620s-30s.

First published in Poëtica Stromata ([no place], 1648). Bennett & Trevor-Roper, pp. 52-6.

An exemplum of Poëtica Stromata at Christ Church, Oxford, has against this poem the MS marginal note ‘None of Dr Corbets’ and an attribution to John Harris of Christ Church.

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CoR 356.5: Richard Corbett, A letter To the Duke of Buckingham, being with the Prince of Spaine (‘I've read of Ilands floating, and remov'd’)

Copy, in a professional italic hand, untitled, on three pages of a pair of conjugate folio leaves, endorsed ‘Verses. Dr. Corbet’. c.1620s.

First published in Certain Elegant Poems (London, 1647). Bennett & Trevor-Roper, pp. 76-9.

ff. 32r-3v

SuJ 94.5: John Suckling, The Wits (A Sessions of the Poets) (‘A Sessions was held the other day’)

Copy, in a professional rounded italic hand, headed ‘The Witts’, on two conjugate folio leaves, once folded as a letter. c.1630s.

First published in Fragmenta Aurea (London, 1646). Clayton, pp. 71-6. L.A. Beaurline, ‘An Editorial Experiment: Suckling's A Session of the Poets’, Studies in Bibliography, 16 (1963), 43-60.

f. 37r

ClJ 184: John Cleveland, Epitaph on the Earl of Strafford (‘Here lies Wise and Valiant Dust’)

Copy, in a predominantly italic hand, untitled and here beginning ‘Here rests wise & valiant dust’, on a fragment of a leaf, imperfect, the ending torn away.

First published in Character (1647). Edited in CSPD, 1640-1641 (1882), p. 574. Berdan, p. 184, as ‘Internally unlike his manner’. Morris & Withington, p. 66, among ‘Poems probably by Cleveland’. The attribution to Cleveland is dubious. The epitaph is also attributed to Clement Paman: see Poetry and Revolution: An Anthology of British and Irish Verse 1625-1660, ed. Peter Davidson (Oxford, 1998), notes to No. 275 (p. 363).

f. 46r et seq.

DeJ 81.5: Sir John Denham, A Second Western Wonder (‘You heard of that wonder, of the Lightning and Thunder’)

Copy, in a probably professional mixed hand, headed ‘The Westerne Wonder The second part to the same tune’, here beginning ‘You have herd of that wonder’, subscribed ‘Sr John Hotham’, on two pages of a pair of conjugate folio leaves. c.1640.

First published in Rump: or an Exact Collection of the Choycest Poems and Songs (London, 1662). Poems and Translations (London, 1668). Banks, pp. 133-4.

f. 69r-v

*PsK 485.5: Katherine Philips, To the Queen's majesty, Jan. 1. 1660/1 (‘You justly may forsake a land which you’)

Autograph, headed ‘To ye Queens Majesty’, on both sides of a single quarto leaf, once folded as a letter.

First published in Poems (1664), pp. 13-16. Poems (1667), pp. 7-8. Saintsbury, pp. 510-11. Thomas, I, 75-7, poem 6.

ff. 70r-1r

*PsK 218.5: Katherine Philips, An ode upon retirement, made upon occasion of Mr. Cowley's on that subject (‘No, no, unfaithfull World, thou hast’)

Autograph, untitled, on three pages of a pair of quarto conjugate leaves.

Facsimile of f. 70r in Chris Fletcher, et al., 1000 Years of English Literature: A Treasury of Literary Manuscripts (British Library, [2000]), p. 75.

First published, as ‘Ode. On Retirement’, in Poems, by Several Persons (Dublin, 1663), pp. 45-8 [apparently unique extant exemplum Folger C6681.5]. as ‘Upon Mr. Abraham Cowley's Retirement. Ode’ in Poems (1664), pp. 237-42. Poems (1667), pp. 122-4. Saintsbury, pp. 575-7. Thomas, I, 193-5, poem 77.

ff. 72r-3r

PsK 577.8: Katherine Philips, Pompey. A Tragedy, Act II, scene iv. Song (‘See how Victorious Cæsar's Pride’)

Copy, in a neat italic hand, headed ‘Extract of a Scene in Corneile's Pompey Act 3 Scene 4th Enter Caesar, and Cornelia (Being his Prisoner) &c.’, comprising the whole scene from line 5 to line 93 (here beginning ‘Cæsar! that enuious Fate which I can braue’), on two conjugate folio leaves. Late 17th-early 18th century.

Song sung by two Egyptian priests. Thomas, III, 40-1.

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MaA 316.5: Andrew Marvell, The Second Advice to a Painter (‘Nay, Painter, if thou dar'st design that fight’)

Copy, in a bold rounded hand, headed ‘The [ ]uice to a Painter drawing the History of or Nauall Business In Imitation of Mr Waller Being the Last Worke of Sr Joh: Denham London written for the Company of Poets’, in a quarto booklet, imperfect. Late 17th century.

First published in Directions to a Painter…Of Sir Iohn Denham ([London], 1667). POAS, I, 34-53. Lord, pp. 117-30. Smith, pp. 332-43. Recorded in Osborne, pp. 28-32, as anonymous.

The case for Marvell's authorship supported in George deF. Lord, ‘Two New Poems by Marvell?’, BNYPL, 62 (1958), 551-70, but see also discussion by Lord and Ephim Fogel in Vol. 63 (1959), 223-36, 292-308, 355-66. Marvell's authorship supported in Annabel Patterson, ‘The Second and Third Advices-to-the-Painter’, PBSA, 71 (1977), 473-86. Discussed also in Margoliouth, I, 348-50, and in Chernaik, p. 211, where Marvell's authorship is considered doubtful. A case for Sir John Denham's authorship is made in Brendan O Hehir, Harmony from Discords: A Life of Sir John Denham (Berkeley & Los Angeles, 1968), pp. 212-28.

ff. 89r-90v

MaA 402.5: Andrew Marvell, The Fourth Advice to a Painter (‘Draw England ruin'd by what was giv'n before’)

Copy, in a probably professional rounded hand, headed ‘New Instructions to the painter’, on two conjugate folio leaves, once folded as a letter. Late 17th century.

First published in Directions to a Painter…Of Sir Iohn Denham ([London], 1667). POAS, I, 140-6, as anonymous. Recorded in Osborne, pp. 33-5, as anonymous. Regarded as anonymous in Margoliouth, I, 348-50.

f. 93r-v

MaA 485.5: Andrew Marvell, Further Advice to a Painter (‘Painter once more thy Pencell reassume’)

Copy, in a cursive hand, untitled, on one side of a single folio leaf, once folded as a letter, imperfect, partly torn away. Late 17th century.

First published in Poems on Affairs of State (London, 1697). Margoliouth, I, 176-7. POAS, I, 163-7. Recorded in Osborne, pp. 38-9. Rejected from the canon by Lord and the authorship considered doubtful by Chernaik, pp. 211-12.

ff. 94r-5v

MaA 448.5: Andrew Marvell, Advice to a Painter to draw the Duke by (‘Spread a large canvass, Painter, to containe’)

Copy, in a probably professional hand, on three pages of a pair of conjugate folio leaves, once folded as a letter. Late 17th century.

First published [in London], 1679. A Collection of Poems on Affairs of State (London, 1689), as by ‘A-M-l, Esq’. Thompson III, 399-403. Margoliouth, I, 214-18, as by Henry Savile. POAS, I, 213-19, as anonymous. Recorded in Osborne, pp. 40-2, as by Henry Savile.

f. 100r

MaA 200.5: Andrew Marvell, Nostradamus's Prophecy (‘The Blood of the Just London's firm Doome shall fix’)

Copy, in a rounded hand, headed ‘An Antient Prophecy of Nostre=domus written Originall, in french and therefore now done into English’, on a folio leaf, imperfect, partly torn away. Late 17th century.

First published in A Collection of Poems on Affairs of State (London, 1689). Margoliouth, I, 178-9, as of doubtful authorship. POAS, I, 185-9 (first part only as possibly by John Ayloffe). Rejected from the canon by Lord.

ff. 104r-5v

RoJ 24.5: John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester, An Allusion to Horace, the Tenth Satyr of the First Book (‘Well, sir, 'tis granted I said Dryden's rhymes’)

Copy, in a neat hand, headed ‘In imitation of ye 10 Satyr of Horace by my Ld Rochester’, on a fragment of two quarto leaves, partly torn away. Late 17th century.

First published in Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). Vieth, pp. 120-6. Walker, pp. 99-102. Love, pp. 71-4.

f. 105v

RoJ 347.5: John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester, A Satyr on Charles II (‘I' th' isle of Britain long since famous grown’)

4 lines, docketed ‘these were writen in Kg Charles ye 2ds Window by ye late Ld Rochester’. Late 17th century.

First published in Poems on Affairs of State (London, 1704). Vieth, pp. 60-1. Walker, pp. 74-5. Love (five versions), pp. 85-6, 86-7, 88, 89-90, 90. The manuscript texts discussed, with detailed collations, in Harold Love, ‘Rochester's “I' th' isle of Britain”: Decoding a Textual Tradition’, EMS, 6 (1997), 175-223.

f. 109r

DoC 218.5: Charles Sackville, Sixth Earl of Dorset, On the Young Statesmen (‘Clarendon had law and sense’)

Copy.

First published in A Third Collection of…Poems, Satyrs, Songs (London, 1689). POAS, II (1965), 339-41. Harris, pp. 50-4.

ff. 121r-2r

WhA 35: Anne Wharton, Mrs. Wharton's Paraphrase Upon the 103d Psalm (‘Advance my Soul, and all thy Pow'rs incline’)

Copy, in a neat italic hand, headed ‘A Paraphrase upon the 103 Psalme’, on three pages of two pairs of conjugate quarto leaves (the second pair unopened), once folded as a letter. Late 17th century.

First published in The Idea of Christian Love (London, 1688), pp. xix-xxiii. Greer & Hastings, No. 15, pp. 172-4.

f. 122v

WhA 14: Anne Wharton, From Mrs. Wharton (‘Small are the poor Returns which you receive’)

Copy, in a neat hand, untitled, on the fourth page of two pairs of conjugate quarto leaves (the second pair unopened), once folded as a letter. Late 17th century.

First published (in a 33-line version) in The Idea of Christian Love (1688). Greer & Hastings, No. 22, p. 188.

f. 123v

JnB 503.5: Ben Jonson, To my truly-belou'd Freind, Mr Browne: on his Pastorals (‘Some men, of Bookes or Freinds not speaking right’)

Copy.

First published as a commendatory poem in William Browne, Britannia's Pastorals (London, 1616), sig. A5v. Herford & Simpson, VIII, 386.

ff. 124r-9r

WaE 159.5: Edmund Waller, Of Divine Love. Six Cantos (‘The Grecian muse has all their gods survived’)

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.

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

f. 128r-v

KiA 5: Anne Killigrew, To the Queen (‘As those who pass the Alps do say’)

Copy, in a neat rounded hand (? possibly autograph), headed ‘To the Queene’, on the first two pages of a pair of conjugate folio leaves. Late 17th century.

First published in Poems (London, 1686), pp. 6-10.

f. 130r

KiA 1: Anne Killigrew, First Epigram. Vpon being Contented with a Little (‘We deem them moderate, but Enough implore’)

Copy, in a neat rounded hand (? possibly autograph), headed ‘1 Epigram’, on the first page of a pair of conjugate folio leaves. Late 17th century.

First pub. in Poems (1686), p.

First published in Poems (London, 1686), p. 15.

f. 130r

KiA 3: Anne Killigrew, The Second Epigram On Billinda (‘Wanton Bellinda loudly does complain’)

Copy, in a neat rounded hand (? possibly autograph), headed ‘2 Ep: / On Mamurra’ and here beginning ‘Wanton Mamurra loudly does Complaine’, on the first page of a pair of conjugate folio leaves. Late 17th century.

First published in Poems (London, 1686), pp. 15-16.

f. 130r

KiA 4: Anne Killigrew, The Third Epigram. On an Atheist (‘Posthumus boasts he does not Thunder fear’)

Copy, in a neat rounded hand (? possibly autograph), headed ‘3 Ep: On a Concealed Atheist’, on the first page of a pair of conjugate folio leaves. Late 17th century.

First pub. in Poems (1686), p.

First published in Poems (London, 1686), p. 16.

f. 130v

KiA 2: Anne Killigrew, The Fourth Epigram. On Galla (‘Now liquid Streams by the fierce Gold do grow’)

Copy, in a neat rounded hand (? possibly autograph), headed ‘4 Ep On Galla’, on the second page of a pair of conjugate folio leaves. Late 17th century.

First published in Poems (London, 1686), p. 17.

Add. MS 78234

An unbound collection of mainly verse MSS, in various hands, 142 leaves.

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. Purchased March 1995.

ff. 5r-6r

HrG 321.5: George Herbert, Lucus, XXXII. Triumphus Mortis (‘O mea suspicienda manus, ventérque perennis!’)

Copy of a version of lines 62-99, headed ‘Inventa Bellica’ and here beginning ‘O Mortis longæva fames venterq perennis’, in a neat italic hand, subscribed ‘G Herbert’, on three pages of a pair of conunct folio leaves, folded as a letter. c.1620s.

First published in The Works of George Herbert, ed. William Pickering, I (London, 1836). Hutchinson, pp. 418-21. McCloskey & Murphy, with a translation, pp. 108-17.

ff. 9r-v

HrG 321.8: George Herbert, Lucus, XXXII. Triumphus Mortis (‘O mea suspicienda manus, ventérque perennis!’)

Copy of lines 62-101, in an italic hand, untitled, here beginning ‘Plumbea glans livensq suæ quasi conscia noxæ’, subscribed ‘G. Herbert’, on a quarto-size leaf, split at the folds and imperfect, lacking the first 61 lines. c.1632s.

First published in The Works of George Herbert, ed. William Pickering, I (London, 1836). Hutchinson, pp. 418-21. McCloskey & Murphy, with a translation, pp. 108-17.

f. 125r

StW 1274.5: William Strode, Jack on both Sides (‘I holde as fayth What Englandes Church Allowes’)

Copy of a French translation, in double colums, beginning ‘Je tien pour chose trescertaines’, on one side of a folio leaf. Late 17th century.

First published, as ‘The Church Papist’, in Wits Recreations (London, 1640). Reprinted as ‘The Jesuit's Double-faced Creed’ by Henry Care in The Popish Courant (16 May 1679): see August A. Imholtz, Jr, ‘The Jesuits' Double-Faced Creed: A Seventeenth-Century Cross-Reading’, N&Q, 222 (December 1977), 553-4. Dobell, p. 111. Listed, without text, in Forey, p. 339.

Add. MS 78277

An unbound collection of chiefly financial papers, in several hands, 56 leaves. Papers of Richard Evelyn (d.1640), of Wootton.

Volume CX 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. Purchased March 1995

ff. 28r-32v

CtR 157: Sir Robert Cotton, The Danger wherein this Kingdome now Standeth, and the Remedy

Copy, in a secretary hand, headed ‘Febr 1627. A Treatice of Sr Ro: Co: prsenting to the Lordes of his Mats prevy Counsell The danger wherein the kingdome of England now stands and the Remedie thereof’, on eight pages in a sewn gathering of three pairs of folio leaves, with endorsements apparently by Richard Evelyn and by John Evelyn. c.1630.

Formerly Evelyn MS 291.

Tract beginning ‘As soon as the house of Austria had incorporated it self into the house of Spaine...’. First published London, 1628. Cottoni posthuma (1651), pp. 308-20.

Add. MS 78312

A folio composite volume of letters by John Beale, FRS (1608-83), rector of Yeovil, 119 leaves, in modern half red morocco. Evelyn Papers Vol. CXLV.

f. 66r

CoA 121.5: Abraham Cowley, Ode. Upon Dr. Harvey (‘Coy nature which remained though aged grown’)

Copy of lines 54-64, in a letter by Beale to John Evelyn, 11 September 1667. 1667.

First published in Verses...upon several occasions (London, 1663).

f. 68r

DnJ 3685.5: John Donne, The undertaking (‘I have done one braver thing’)

Copy of lines 13-20, 25-81, beginning ‘But he who lovelinesse within’, in a letter by Beale to John Evelyn, 23 September 1667. 1667.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 10. Gardner, Elegies, p. 57. Shawcross, No. 63.

Add. MS 78315

A folio guardbook of letters, in various hands and paper sizes, 143 leaves, in modern half red morocco. Volume CXLVIII of the Evelyn Papers.

f. 62r

*WaE 811: Edmund Waller, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Waller, to John Evelyn, from Rouen, 21 January 1646[/7]. 1647.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn Papers Letters 1340.

f. 73r

*WaE 804: Edmund Waller, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Waller, to John Evelyn, from Rouen, 3 August 1646. 1646.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn Papers, Letters 1341. A passage quoted by Allan Pritchard in Editing Poetry from Spenser to Dryden, ed. A.H. De Quehen (New York & London, 1981), p. 69.

f. 76r

*WaE 805: Edmund Waller, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Waller, to John Evelyn, from Rouen, 17 August 1646. 1646.

Formerly Evelyn Papers, Letters 1342.

f. 77r

*WaE 806: Edmund Waller, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Waller, to John Evelyn, from Rouen, 22 August 1646, with (ff. 77v-8r) Evelyn's draft reply. 1646.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn Papers, Letters 1343.

ff. 86r-7r

*WaE 807: Edmund Waller, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Waller, in French, to John Evelyn, from Rouen, 6 October 1646, with (f. 87r-v) Evelyn's draft reply. 1646.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn Papers, Letters 1344.

f. 91r-v

*WaE 808: Edmund Waller, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Waller, to John Evelyn, from Dieppe, 18 October 1646. 1646.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn Papers, Letters 1345.

f. 97r

*WaE 810: Edmund Waller, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Waller, to John Evelyn, from Rouen, 18 January ‘1646’. 1647.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn Papers, Letters 1346.

f. 103r

*WaE 812: Edmund Waller, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Waller, to John Evelyn, from Rouen, 14 August 1647. 1647.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn Papers, Letters 1347.

f. 105r

*WaE 813: Edmund Waller, Letter(s)

Autograph letter signed by Waller, to John Evelyn, from Rouen, 5 September 1647. 1647.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn Papers, Letters 1348.

Add. MS 78323

Autograph diary. Evelyn's autograph diary covering the period from 1620 to 31 October 1697, headed ‘Kalendarium’, on c.732 folio pages (including a number of misplaced leaves between pp. 157 and 214 and blanks); imperfect, lacking various leaves (notably after p. 150, before p. 215 and after p. 718); the text up to p. 237 entered (transcribed from an original diary or notes) c.1660s, then resumed c.1680 and entries from c.1684 roughly contemporaneous; some later marginal notes; a four-page transcript of a damaged leaf (pp. 715-16, containing entries from 2 August to 13 September 1696) attached at rebinding in the early 19th century; also inserted after p. 414 a drawing of an altar given to Evelyn by Margaret Blagge (Mrs Godolphin), in 19th-century half-morocco. 1620-97.

*EvJ 215: John Evelyn, Diary

Vol. CLVII of the Evelyn Papers.

Edited principally from this MS in Bray and (as text K) in de Beer, with facsimile examples in the latter (II, after p. 210, and III, after pp. 214, 350, 574 and 628). Facsimiles of the drawing of an altar also in Sampson, after p. 22, and in Hiscock (1951), after p. 26. William Bray's transcript of extracts from this Diary, taken in 1814-15, is in a large folio volume of c.1000 pages in Add. MS 78577 (formerly Evelyn MS 159).

First published in selections in Bray (1818). The text for the period from 4 October 1699 to 1706 first published as a serialisation in Abinger Monthly Record, I (1889), pp. 7-8, 20,32, 48, 64, 76. II (1890), pp. 15-16, 31-2, 44, 60, 79-80, 96, 116, 132, 148, 167-8, 184, 199-200. III (1891-3), pp. 15-16, 31-2, 44, 60, 76, 92, 107-8, 127-8, 147-8, 167-8, 191-2, 215-16, 235-6, 251-2, 271-2, 291-2, 311-12, 328, 343-4, 364, 393-6, 414-28, 439-58. The Diary first published in full (but for missing pages) in de Beer (1955).

Add. MS 78324

Autograph Diary. Evelyn's autograph Diary in continuation of EvJ 215, for the period from 31 October 1697 to 3 February 1706, on four quarto pages, headed ‘Extract out of my Diary: Paris’ [for 1651-3, written after 1677], followed by 26 gatherings numbered I to XXVII (181 chiefly quarto pages in all), with an autograph note: ‘Join the following pages to [the rest] of my Diary. 1697. next October 31’; some leaves misplaced, defective or missing, now in modern limp vellum. 1697-1706.

*EvJ 216: John Evelyn, Diary

Volume CLVII of the Evelyn Papers.

The first four pages printed in de Beer, III, Appendix A, pp. 632-6, and discussed I, 46-7. The main text edited from this MS in Abinger Monthly Record (1889-93), with a facsimile of the last page in Vol. III, before p. 449, and (as a continuation of K) in de Beer (1955), with facsimile examples in I, after p. 92, and V, after p. 402.

First published in selections in Bray (1818). The text for the period from 4 October 1699 to 1706 first published as a serialisation in Abinger Monthly Record, I (1889), pp. 7-8, 20,32, 48, 64, 76. II (1890), pp. 15-16, 31-2, 44, 60, 79-80, 96, 116, 132, 148, 167-8, 184, 199-200. III (1891-3), pp. 15-16, 31-2, 44, 60, 76, 92, 107-8, 127-8, 147-8, 167-8, 191-2, 215-16, 235-6, 251-2, 271-2, 291-2, 311-12, 328, 343-4, 364, 393-6, 414-28, 439-58. The Diary first published in full (but for missing pages) in de Beer (1955).

Add. MS 78325

Autograph revised version of parts of Evelyn's Diary. Evelyn's autograph revised version of EvJ 215 for the period up to late 1644, on 76 pages of a 470-page folio volume lettered on the spine ‘De Vita Propria Pars Prima’, the last few lines entered c.1737 in the hand of Evelyn's grandson, Sir John Evelyn, Bt (1682-1763), in contemporary red morocco gilt. c.1697 and later.

*EvJ 217: John Evelyn, Diary

Vol. CLVIII of the Evelyn Papers.

Edited from this MS (as text V) in de Beer (1955).

First published in selections in Bray (1818). The text for the period from 4 October 1699 to 1706 first published as a serialisation in Abinger Monthly Record, I (1889), pp. 7-8, 20,32, 48, 64, 76. II (1890), pp. 15-16, 31-2, 44, 60, 79-80, 96, 116, 132, 148, 167-8, 184, 199-200. III (1891-3), pp. 15-16, 31-2, 44, 60, 76, 92, 107-8, 127-8, 147-8, 167-8, 191-2, 215-16, 235-6, 251-2, 271-2, 291-2, 311-12, 328, 343-4, 364, 393-6, 414-28, 439-58. The Diary first published in full (but for missing pages) in de Beer (1955).

Add. MS 76326

Copy of parts of Evelyn's Diary for the period from 1620 to Good Friday 1644 transcribed from EvJ 215 and EvJ 217, in a probably professional hand, made for Sir John Evelyn, Bt (1682-1763), the diarist's grandson, on 270 pages of a folio volume of c.348folio pages, in quarter-morocco, lettered on the spine ‘John Evelyn's Memoirs, 1620-1644. Copy, 1737’. 1737.

EvJ 218: John Evelyn, Diary

Volume XLIX of the Evelyn Papers. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 50.

This MS discussed in de Beer, I, 47-8.

First published in selections in Bray (1818). The text for the period from 4 October 1699 to 1706 first published as a serialisation in Abinger Monthly Record, I (1889), pp. 7-8, 20,32, 48, 64, 76. II (1890), pp. 15-16, 31-2, 44, 60, 79-80, 96, 116, 132, 148, 167-8, 184, 199-200. III (1891-3), pp. 15-16, 31-2, 44, 60, 76, 92, 107-8, 127-8, 147-8, 167-8, 191-2, 215-16, 235-6, 251-2, 271-2, 291-2, 311-12, 328, 343-4, 364, 393-6, 414-28, 439-58. The Diary first published in full (but for missing pages) in de Beer (1955).

Add. MS 78327

A ggrammatical vademecum or manual reference book compiled from various authors in the hand of Richard Hoare, with Evelyn's autograph note at the beginning stating that ‘This Compendium ... is in many places false written & full of Errore’; imperfect, 218 octavo pages (plus blanks), in contemporary morocco gilt. c.1649-51.

*EvJ 104: John Evelyn, Grammar

Volume CLX of the Evelyn Papers. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 91.

This MS recorded in Keynes, p. 22.

Add. MSS 78328-78331

Set of autograph theological commonplace books in four large folio volumes. Vol. I comprising ‘Loci Commvnes Theologici Tomus Tertivs’ and ‘Tomus Quartus’ on 351 leaves, chiefly in Evelyn's autograph, the beginning and a few other pages in the hand of Richard Hoare and ff. 147-8v in another hand;

*EvJ 170: John Evelyn, Theology, Prayers and Devotions

Vol. 2 comprising ‘Tomvs Imus.’ on 180 pages (plus 764 blank pages), entirely autograph;

Vol. 3 comprising ‘Tomvs IIdus’ on 111 pages (plus 613 blank pages), entirely autograph, the flyleaf containing a quotation from Bacon's Advancement of Learning to the effect that ‘A Substantiall and Learned digest of Common-Places is a solid, and a good aide to memory: And…the diligence, and paines in collecting Common-Places, is of greate vse, and certainety in stud[y]ing…’;

Vol. 4 comprising an autograph ‘Index Locorum Comunium’ on 219 pages (plus blanks).

Vols CLXI-CLIV of the Evelyn Papers. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MSS MSS 54, Parts 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Vol. 3 recorded in Keynes, p. 21.

Add. MS 78332

Autograph commonplace book, containing a series of observations in Latin and English on a wide variety of subjects, 815 numbered quarto pages (including many blanks), in moder buckram. c.1680s-1703.

*EvJ 27: John Evelyn, Adversaria and Commonplace Books

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 36.

See also EvJ 170.

Add. MS 78333

Autograph commonplace book containing ‘Adversaria Historical, Physical, Mathematical, Mechanicall &c. promiscuously set downe as they Occur in Reading, or Casual Discourse’, on 36 pages in a large folio volume otherwise blank, damaged by damp, in contemporary vellum, originally together with a detached quarto gathering of collections possibly from EvJ 76. c.1680s-1703.

EvJ 31: John Evelyn, Adversaria and Commonplace Books

Volume CLXVI of the Evelyn Papers. Christ Church, Oxford, MS 173.

See also EvJ 170.

Add. MS 78334

A large folio volume of dried, pressed, mounted and labelled simples collected at the Botanic Gardens at Padua, 1645; with autograph title-page ‘Hortus Hyemalis sive Collectio Plantorum…’ and labels, V + 157 leaves, in morocco. 1645.

*EvJ 159: John Evelyn, Science and Natural History

Volume CLXVII of the Evelyn Papers.

Add. MS 78335

Autograph notes on chemistry. A quarto volume of autograph notes on chemistry, f. 2r dated 1646, iii + 129 leaves, in contemporary mottled calf gilt. c.1646.

*EvJ 152: John Evelyn, Science and Natural History

Volume CLXVIII of the Evelyn Papers. Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 32.

This MS discussed in F. Sherwood Taylor, ‘The Chemical Studies of John Evelyn’, Annals of Science 8 (1952), 285-92, with facsimile examples.

Add. MS 78338

An unbound collection of medicinal and culinary receipts, in several family hands including Evelyn's, on different sized papers, in a portfolio. Late 17th century.

*EvJ 134: John Evelyn, Miscellaneous Notes, Drafts and Extracts

Volume CLXXI of the Evelyn Papers. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MSS 297 and 531.

Add. MS 78339

Partly autograph folio commonplace book containing notes and collections, headed ‘Trades: Seacrets & Receipts, Mechanical as they came casually to hand’, 605 pages (including many blanks), in contemporary calf. Late 17th century.

*EvJ 29: John Evelyn, Adversaria and Commonplace Books

Volume CLXXII of the Evelyn Papers. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 65.

‘In a letter to Mr. Boyle 8 Aug. 1659, [Evelyn] says he had intended to write a History of Trades, but had given it up from the great difficulty he found in the attempt’ (Bray, II, part I, p. 103).

See also EvJ 170.

Add. MS 78340

A folio autograph compilation of notes on medicine and mechanics, c.450 pages, in contemporary mottled calf. c.1650s-1700s.

*EvJ 154: John Evelyn, Science and Natural History

Volume CLXXIII of the Spenser Papers. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 52a.

Add. MS 78341

A folio autograph commonplace book containing notes and memoranda, headed ‘A Booke of Promiscuous Notes, & Observations concerning Husbandry, Butlery &c:’, 290 pages (including blanks). c.1650s-70s.

*EvJ 28: John Evelyn, Adversaria and Commonplace Books

Volume CLXXIV of the Evelyn Papers. Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 44.

See also EvJ 170.

Add. MS 78342

A largely autograph folio volume of collections and drafts for the Elysium Britannicum, with some additions by others, c.342 pages, including pasted-in and loose slips and a printed prospectus. Begun c.1650.

*EvJ 76: John Evelyn, Elysium Britannicum

Volume CLXXV of the Evelyn Papers. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 45.

Edited from this MS in Ingram. Extracts edited as John Evelyn's Manuscript on Bees from Elysium Britannicum, ed. D. A. Smith (Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, 1966), with facsimile examples. Discussed in Bee World, 46 (1965), 117-31. Recorded in Wheatley (1893), p. 87; in Hiscock (1955), p. 243 (with a facsimile example after p. 32), and in Keynes, p. 236. Facsimile examples in Mark Laird, ‘Sayes Court Revisited’, in John Evelyn and his Milieu, ed. Frances Harris and Michael Hunter (London, 2003), pp. 115-44.

Intended to be Evelyn's magnum opus on horticulture, this work remained unfinished: see Keynes, p. 236. Edited by John E. Ingram, as Elysium Britannicum, or the Royal Gardens (University of Pennsylvania, 2001).

Add. MS 78343

A folio composite volume of notes and collections for the Elysium Britannicum, largely autograph, 163 leaves, imperfect. c.1660s-80s.

*EvJ 75: John Evelyn, Elysium Britannicum

Volume CLXXVI of the Evelyn Papers. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 38.

This MS recorded in Wheatley (1893), p. 87.

Intended to be Evelyn's magnum opus on horticulture, this work remained unfinished: see Keynes, p. 236. Edited by John E. Ingram, as Elysium Britannicum, or the Royal Gardens (University of Pennsylvania, 2001).

Add. MS 78344

A folio volume of notes and papers by Evelyn, 136 leaves. Volume CLXXVII of the Evelyn Papers.

The MS as a whole

*EvJ 73.5: John Evelyn, Elysium Britannicum

A folio volume of largely autograph notes by Evelyn intended for incorporation in the Elysium Britannicum, some perhaps for a new edition of the Sylva, or A Discourse of Forest-Trees, and also some for Evelyn's translation of De La Quintinye's Compleat Gard'ner (1693). 135 leaves. Late 17th century.

Intended to be Evelyn's magnum opus on horticulture, this work remained unfinished: see Keynes, p. 236. Edited by John E. Ingram, as Elysium Britannicum, or the Royal Gardens (University of Pennsylvania, 2001).

ff. 87v-9r

CoA 54.3: Abraham Cowley, The Country Life. Lib. 4. Plantarum (‘Blest be the man (and blest he is) whome're’)

Copy, followed by Cowley's Latin version.

First published, among Several Discourses by way of Essays, in Verse and Prose, in Works (London, 1668). Waller, II, 419-20.

f. 102v

HrG 45.5: George Herbert, The Church Militant (‘Almightie Lord, who from thy glorious throne’)

Copy of lines 235-47.

First published in The Temple (1633). Hutchinson, pp. 190-8.

f. 115r

*EvJ 46: John Evelyn, Books, Manuscripts and Libraries

Autograph plan of a ‘Designe for a Library’ for the Royal Society, ‘given in 22d May Sr: R: Murray Praesident’.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 541.

ff. 129r-35r

*EvJ 111: John Evelyn, The Historie of Staves

Autograph draft of the beginning, partly in Latin. c.late 1660s.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MSS 546 and 547.

Add. MS 78345

A folio volume on chemistry.

Volume CLXXVIII of the Evelyn Papers.

The MS as a whole

*EvJ 155: John Evelyn, Science and Natural History

Autograph draft by Evelyn of a treatise on Natural Philosophy and Chemistry, on 23 folio leaves, together with several loose leaves of unrelated notes. c.1660s.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 61. This MS discussed, with facsimile examples, in Sherwood Taylor, loc. cit.

[unspecified page number]

*EvJ 158: John Evelyn, Science and Natural History

Autograph notes, headed ‘Chymicall processes Experimented by me: 1659’, on a single large folio leaf, the verso bearing an autograph Latin verse on roses.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 552.

Add. MS 78346

Autograph fair copy of an account of the manufacture and chemical properties of alcohol, headed ‘Coelum Sanitatis. or, a Particular of the Vegetable & Animal Dissolvant’, ii + 53 quarto leaves, in contemporary brown calf gilt. c.1650s-60s.

*EvJ 161: John Evelyn, Science and Natural History

Volume CLXXIX 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. Bookplate of Robert Offley Ashburton Milnes, afterwards Crewe-Milnes (1858-1945), first Marquess of Crewe, politician. Sotheby's, 4 March 1937, lot 686, to Goldschmidt. Christie's, 26 November 1997, lot 77.

This MS recorded in Keynes, p. 20.

Add. MS 78347

Autograph title-page and two lines of preface for an essay on ‘The Dignity of Mankind, in A Problematical Exercitation or Essay...Writen at the Request of Samuel Pepys Esqr:...1676’, on the first two leaves of a quarto volume of 219 leaves later filled with notes on land documents by Sir John Evelyn, Bt, in contemporary vellum. 1676[-early 18th century].

*EvJ 131: John Evelyn, Miscellaneous Notes, Drafts and Extracts

Volume CLXXX of the Evelyn Papers. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 137.

Add. MS 78349

Autograph, together with some unrelated preliminary material and with some later additions by Sir John Evelyn, Bt, 106 quarto pages (plus blanks), in vellum, lettered on the spine ‘Qe Dutch./’. 1687[-early 18th century].

*EvJ 58: John Evelyn, Directions for the Gardiner at Says-Court: But which may be of Vse for other Gardens

Volume CLXXXII of the Evelyn Papers. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, MS 136.

Edited from this MS by Geoffrey Keynes (London, 1932). Recorded in Keynes (1968), p. 254.

Add. MS 78350

Two autograph papers by Evelyn, ii + 76 leaves.

Volume CLXXXXIII of the Evelyn Papers.

ff. 1r-73r

*EvJ 15: John Evelyn, Numismata, a Discourse of Medals

Autograph draft, partly deleted, headed ‘Numismae: JE: Foule Copy’, 120 numbered pages plus 12 unnumbered leaves, some pages lacking.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 63.

First published in London, 1697. Keynes, pp. 229-34.

f. 62r

*EvJ 17: John Evelyn, Numismata, a Discourse of Medals

Autograph draft of the dedicatory epistle in Latin to Charles, Lord Spencer, and Francis Godolphin, on a single quarto leaf. 1 October 1697. 1697.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, MS 538.

First published in London, 1697. Keynes, pp. 229-34.

ff. 74r-6r

*EvJ 135: John Evelyn, Miscellaneous Notes, Drafts and Extracts

Formerly part of Christ Church, Oxford, MS 533.

Add. MS 78351

A composite volume of miscellaneous papers collected by Evelyn, 432 leaves in all.

Volume CLXXXIV of the Evelyn Papers.

ff. 1r-32r

*EvJ 105: John Evelyn, Grammar

Autograph draft, headed ‘Gramatica. A General or praeliminary Grammar’, on twenty quarto pages; imperfect.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 536.

ff. 68r-71r

*EvJ 106: John Evelyn, Grammar

Autograph compendium of French pronunciation, headed ‘Compendium pronuntiaos Gallicae’, on four quarto leaves. 1643.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 537

f. 144r

*EvJ 139: John Evelyn, Miscellaneous Notes, Drafts and Extracts

Autograph notes on travel in Italy, on a single folio leaf, 4 October 1657. 1657.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 549.

Add. MS 78353

Exemplum of the first printed edition with Evelyn's autograph motto, inscription and extensive marginal notes and corrections in ink and pencil. c.1656.

*EvJ 1: John Evelyn, An Essay on the First Book of T. Lucretius Carus De Rerum Natura. Interpreted and made English Verse

Volume CLXXXVI of the Evelyn Papers. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn B67.

Recorded in Keynes, p. 44. Facsimile example in Christie's sale catalogue, 13 July 1978, lot 1732.

First published in London, 1656. Keynes, pp. 41-5.

Add. MS 78354

Autograph fair copy of a translation of Books III to VI (line 694) of De rerum natura, headed ‘On the Third Booke of T. Lucretius C. de R.N.’, being an unpublished continuation of Evelyn's published translation (1656), iii + 155 quarto leaves, in 19th-century leather. 1656-7.

*EvJ 2: John Evelyn, An Essay on the First Book of T. Lucretius Carus De Rerum Natura. Interpreted and made English Verse

Owned in 1818 by William Upcott. Bought at the Upcott sale on 22 June 1846, lot 117. Volume CLXXXVII of the Evelyn Papers. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 34.

This MS recorded in Keynes, p. 42.

First published in London, 1656. Keynes, pp. 41-5.

Add. MS 78355

Eveylyn's Lucretius, 30 + iii leaves. 1657.

Volume CLXXXVIII of the Evelyn Papers.

ff. 1r-27r

*EvJ 4: John Evelyn, An Essay on the First Book of T. Lucretius Carus De Rerum Natura. Interpreted and made English Verse

Autograph draft translation of Lucretius, De rerum natura, Book VI.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 34a.

First published in London, 1656. Keynes, pp. 41-5.

ff. 28r-30r

*EvJ 5: John Evelyn, An Essay on the First Book of T. Lucretius Carus De Rerum Natura. Interpreted and made English Verse

Autograph fragment of a verse translation of De rerum natura, dated 11 September 1657.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 540.

First published in London, 1656. Keynes, pp. 41-5.

Add. MS 78356

Autograph commentary on Lucretius, De rerum natura, Books III-VI, iv + 159 quarto leaves, in contemporary vellum. 1656-7.

*EvJ 3: John Evelyn, An Essay on the First Book of T. Lucretius Carus De Rerum Natura. Interpreted and made English Verse

Volume CLXXXIX of the Evelyn Papers. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 33.

This MS recorded in Keynes, p. 42.

First published in London, 1656. Keynes, pp. 41-5.

Add. MS 78356*

Copy, in William Lawes's musical setting, on a leaf inserted in the volume. c.1630s-40s.

LoR 15.8: Richard Lovelace, The Scrutinie. Song (‘Why should you sweare I am forsworn’)

First published in Lucasta (London, 1649). Wilkinson (1925), II, 24. (1930), pp. 26-7. A musical setting by Thomas Charles published in Select Musicall Ayres, and Dialogues (London, 1652).

Add. MS 78357

Autograph quarto volume of poems in draft and fair copies, i + 70 leaves (including blanks), damaged by damp, in black calf gilt. Including, inter alia, an Italian version of ‘Vpon my Lady Isabella Thynns cutting of Trees in paper Translated from Mr: Waller’ (f. 9v), ‘Upon my worthy kinsman Sr Sam: Tuke de his incomparable play’ (p. 51), ‘On the Dutchess of New-Castles coming to the Royal Society 1666 (f. 26r-v); Ballad: To the tune of Sr. Jo: Sucklings I'le tell the Dick’ (pp. 52-3), ‘To Abraham Cowley sending me his Poeme — The Garden’ (ff. 27v-8v), and ‘Elegie’ [on Cowley] (ff. 29v-31r).

*EvJ 6: John Evelyn, Otium Evelyni

Volume CXC of the Evelyn Papers. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 124.

This MS recorded in Keynes, p. 21. The poem on p. 51 pub. in Samuel Tuke, The Adventures of Five Hours, 2nd edition (London, 1664), sigs A3b-A4a [Keynes, p. 259]. The poem on pp. 59-62 edited from this MS in Allan Pritchard, ‘Editing from Manuscript: Cowley and the Cowper Papers’, in Editing Poetry from Spenser to Dryden, ed. A. H. De Quehen (New York or London, 1981), pp. 46-76 (pp. 70-4), and the poem on pp. 55-76 of the MS discussed in Pritchard, pp. 69-70.

Facsimile of p. 56 in IELM, II.i (1987), Facsimile XVIII, after p. xxiv.

Add. MS 78358

Autograph fair copy, with revisions (pp. 1-93 and p. 130), together with an autograph draft of Act I, deleted (pp. 94-107), unfinished, 68 folio leaves, in contemporary vellum with leather ties. Early 1660s.

*EvJ 213: John Evelyn, Thersander. A Tragi-Comoedy

Volume CXCI of the Evelyn Papers. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 41.

This MS recorded, as ‘Thirsander’, in Keynes, p. 21.

Add. MS 78359

A collection of verse and other literary material, compiled and partly written or copied by Evelyn, 55 leaves.

Volume CXCII of the Evelyn Papers.

ff. 1r-4r

*EvJ 212: John Evelyn, The Originals. A Comedy

Autograph fair copy of a fragment of an unfinished comedy ‘The Originals’, together with some autograph notes on drama, on five folio and quarto pages. c.1660s.

Once owned by William Upcott; this MS sold at the Upcott sale at Evans (i.e. Sotheby's) on 24 June 1846, lot 428. Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 534.

ff. 5-17r passim

*EvJ 136: John Evelyn, Miscellaneous Notes, Drafts and Extracts

Autograph notes concerning comedy and other dramatic writings, in quarto and folio leaves.

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 534.

ff. 5r-17r passim