Gresham Music collection, Purcell autograph MS
A volume of autograph music by Henry Purcell. 1690s.
• CgW 69: William Congreve, The Old Batchelour, II, ix, lines 5-17. Song (‘Thus to a ripe, consenting Maid’)
Copy of the song, in a musical setting by Purcell.
First published in London, 1693. Summers, I, 155-255 (p. 186). Davis, pp. 28-113 (pp. 59-60). McKenzie, I, 47-48. Musical settings of the two songs by Henry Purcell published in [first song] Joyful Cuckoldom (London, [1690s]), and [second song] Orpheus Britannicus (London, 1698). The Works of Henry Purcell, XXI (London, 1917), pp. 33-4, 35-7.
• CgW 57: William Congreve, The Double-Dealer, II, iii, lines 29-41. Song (‘Cynthia frowns when'er I Woo her’)
Copy, in a musical setting by Purcell.
First published in London, 1694. Summers, II, 1-77 (p. 31). Davis, pp. 117-204 (p. 143). McKenzie, I, 125-245 (p. 157). Musical setting by Henry Purcell published in Thesaurus Musicus (London, 1694). The Works of Henry Purcell, XVI (London, 1906), pp. 207-10.
• CgW 38: William Congreve, Song (‘Alas! what Pains, what racking Thoughts he proves’)
Copy, in a musical setting by Purcell, here beginning ‘Ah! what pains, what rackin thoughts’.
First published in Works (London, 1710). Summers, IV, 75. Dobrée, p. 241 and McKenzie, II, 322 (both as ‘Absence’ and beginning ‘Ah! what Pains, what racking Thoughts he proves’). Musical setting by Henry Purcell published in The Works of Henry Purcell, XXV (London, 1928), pp. 4-8.
A small folio volume of legal texts, 380 pages. 17th century.
Later owned by Sir Thomas Phillipps (Phillipps MS 2892).
• BcF 201.3: Francis Bacon, Discourse upon the Commission of Bridewell
A tract beginning ‘Inter magnalia regni, amongst the greatest and most haughty things of this kingdom...’. First published in Briefe Collections out of Magna Charta (London, 1643) [Wing B4557]. Spedding, VII, 505-16.
A document signed by Dekker, being a court order relating to the pageant, London's tempe, which he wrote for the Worshipful Company of Ironmongers in 1629. 1629.
*DkT 60: Thomas Dekker, Document(s)
Among the archives of the Company of Ironmongers. Possibly now transferred to London Metropolitan Archives.
Edited, with a facsimile of the signature, in John Nicholl, Some Account of the Worshipful Company of Ironmoners (London, 1851), pp. 222-3. The text is reprinted from this publication in Jones-Davies, p. 69.
Two Latin recognizances binding Dekker to keep the peace in 1608-9. 1608.
DkT 57: Thomas Dekker, Document(s)
Possibly now transferred to London Metropolitan Archives.
Discussed in E. D. Pendry, ‘Thomas Dekker in the Magistrates' Court’, ELR, 3 (1973), 53-9.