The Huntington Library, shelfmarks A through E

EL 34 A 6

See RaW 682.5.

EL 34 B 9

A partly autograph presentation MS to the Dowager Countess of Derby, on fifteen quarto leaves. Headed ‘The hoble: Lorde & Lady of Huntingdons Entertainement of theire right Noble Mother Alice: Countesse Dowager of Darby the firste nighte of her honors arrivall att the house of Ashby’, the dedication (f. 1r) and all of ff. 14r-15r in Marston's hand, as are probably occasional deletions, corrections and additions throughout the text (including five words on f. 2v and three lines written lengthways down the outer margin on f. 10v); the main text written probably in a single professional hand, in alternating italic and secretary scripts. [1607].

*MrJ 6: John Marston, The Entertainment of the Dowager-Countess of Darby

The volume also has tipped-in a separate MS of verses relating to Lady Derby and Lady Huntingdon (beginning ‘As this ys endelesse, endelesse be yor ioyes’), in a secretary hand, subscribed ‘W: SK:’ [i.e. William Skipton], on the first two pages of a pair of conjugate folio leaves.

Among the papers of the Egerton family, Earls of Bridgewater.

Edited from this MS by editors. Discussed in R.E. Brettle, ‘Notes on John Marston’, RES, NS 13 (1962), 390-3 (p. 391); in James D. Knowles, ‘Identifying the Speakers: “The Entertainment at Ashby” (1607)’, N&Q, 233 (December 1988), 489-90; and, with facsimile examples, in James Knowles, ‘Marston, Skipwith and The Entertainment at Ashby’, EMS, 3 (1992), 137-92.

Facsimile pages also in Davenport, p. 191; in R.B. Haselden, ‘Scientific Aids for the Study of Manuscripts’, Transactions of the Bibliographical Society, Supplement 10 (Oxford, 1935), fig. XIII; in Croft, Autograph Poetry, I, 28; and in DLB, vol. 58, Jacobean and Caroline Dramatists, ed. Fredson Bowers (Detroit, 1987), p. 165.

First published in Poems of John Marston, ed. Alexander B. Grosart (Manchester, 1879). Bullen, III, 383-404 (reprinting Grosart). Davenport, pp. 189-207.

EL 34 B 17

Partly autograph fair copy, on 54 quarto leaves (plus three blanks), including the Prologue, in contemporary vellum gilt. Principally in a professional secretary hand, with the title-page (f. 1r), folios 21v-2r, 46r-54v (including the Epilogue), and two or three corrections elsewhere in Middleton's hand, as well as possibly the boxing of speakers' names in pencil or lead point; the Latin oration on f. 45r in another scribal hand. [1624].

*MiT 15: Thomas Middleton, A Game at Chess

This MS collated in Bald and in Harper. Discussed in George R. Price, ‘The Huntington MS of A Game at Chess’, HLQ, 17 (1953-4), 83-8, and in T.H. Howard-Hill, ‘The Bridgewater-Huntington MS of Middleton's Game at Chess’, Manuscripta, 28 (1984), 145-56.

Facsimile pages in Bald, facing pp. 27 and 39; in Greg, English Literary Autographs, plate XCIV(c); and in Grace Ioppolo, Dramatists and their Manuscripts in the Age of Shakespeare, Jonson, Middleton and Heywood (London & New York), p. 173.

First published in London, [1625]. Bullen, VII, 1-136. Edited by R.C. Bald (Cambridge, 1929) and by J.W. Harper (London, 1966). An ‘early form’ in Oxford Middleton, pp. 1779-1824, with a ‘later form’ on pp. 1830-85.

EL 34 B 45

Copy in a professional roman hand, on 12 small quarto leaves, in contemporary vellum. Early 17th century.

BcF 108.5: Francis Bacon, A Brief Discourse touching the Happy Union of the Kingdoms of England and Scotland

A tract beginning ‘I do not find it strange (excellent King)...’. First published in London, 1603. Spedding, X, 90-9.

EL 34 B 64

Copy on 112 octavo leaves, in contemporary vellum. Early 17th century.

BcF 144.5: Francis Bacon, Certain Observations made upon a Libel published this present year, 1592

A tract beginning ‘It were just and honourable for princes being in war together, that howsever they prosecute their quarrels...’. First published in Resuscitatio, ed. W. Rawley (London, 1657). Spedding, VIII, 146-208.

A letter to M. Critoy, Secretary of France, c.1589, ‘A Letter on the Queen's religious policies’, was later incorporated in Certain Observations made upon a Libel, and first published in Cabala, sive scrinia sacra (London, 1654), pp. 38-41.

For the Declaration of the True Causes of the Great Troubles (also known as Cecil's Commonwealth), the ‘Libel’ that Bacon answered, see RaW 383.8.

EL 35 B 26

A quarto miscellany of poems on affairs of state, in at least three professional hands, 49 leaves (including some blanks) and c.150 blank leaves at the end, in contemporary red morocco gilt, the spine lettered ‘Songs Vol. 2:’. c.1690s.

Among the papers of the Egerton family, Earls of Bridgewater.

ff. 35v-6v

DeJ 23: Sir John Denham, A Dialogue between Sir John Pooley and Mr. Thomas Killigrew (‘To thee, Dear Thom. my self addressing’)

Copy, headed ‘A Dialogue between Iack Pooley having got a Clap, and Tom Killigrew’.

First published in Poems and Translations (London, 1668). Banks, pp. 103-6.

EL 76

Autograph, untitled, on a single folio leaf; the MS sent to Sir Thomas Egerton. [1599].

*DaJ 106: Sir John Davies, To Sir Thomas Egerton, on the Death of his Second Wife, in 1599 (‘You that in Judgment passion never show’)

Edited from this MS in Collier and in Krueger, and described by him, p. 444. Facsimile in IELM, I.i (1980), Facsimile X (p. 209).

First published in John Payne Collier, A Catalogue, Biographical and Critical, of Early English Literature...at Bridgewater House (London, 1837), pp. 94-5. Krueger, p. 202.

EL 428

Autograph letter by William Alabaster. 1596.

The MS as a whole

*AlW 268: William Alabaster, Letter(s)

A neatly written autograph letter signed by Alabaster (‘Gulielmus Alabaster’), to Sir Thomas Egerton, Lord Ellesmere, in Latin, docketed at the top in another hand ‘Mr Alabastre of Cambridge Excuse for not takeing the Parsonage of Brettenham in the County of Suffolk. proffer'd him by the Ld Keepre Egerton &c. He resign'd his Liveing not long after as appeares by Munnings lettre. And turn'd Papist, if Allen says true in his to ye same Keepre’, on the first page of two conjugate folio leaves, the second the address leaf, undated, but between 6 May and 1 June 1596. 1596.

A facsimile of the whole letter is on the cover of Sutton's edition. A translation into English is printed in J.S. Alabaster, pp. 154-5.

Verse contents

*AlW 138: William Alabaster, ‘Musa salutatrix, pernicis digere pennæ’

Neatly written autograph verses in Latin, incorporated in Alabaster's letter to Egerton.

Edited from this MS in Sutton, with a translation into English. Another translation in J.S. Alabaster, p. 155.

Sutton, pp. 4 -7 (No. VI), with translation.

EL 1130

A quarto manuscript, 56 leaves, plus three blank leaves, in vellum. Principally in the neat hand of an amanuensis, in a predominantly secretary hand with italic headings, with occasional autograph corrections by Gorges, a number of alterations and substitutions (ranging from single words to two whole lines) on pasted-on slips of paper (notably on ff. 10v, 17v-19r, 22v, 24r, 29r, 32r, 33v, 43v, 45v, and 49r); with a title-page dedicated to the deceased Prince Henry (f. 1r), and dedicatory poems to Queen Anne (‘To the Queenes Maiestye’, beginning ‘If sorrow comment on a text of woe’, f. 2r); to Princess Elizabeth (‘To the most Excellent & vertuous Princes the Lady Elizabeths Grace Countess Palatine of Rheyne, Duchess of Bavyere &c.’, beginning ‘When greife wth mutiny disturbs the hart’, f. 2v); and ‘To the Reader’ (beginning ‘No praise for Poesie do I affect’, f. 3r); with the Prince's emblem and motto and the first stanza of the main text in italic on a pasted-on leaf (f. 4r); the 1182-line poem in sextains (ff. 4r-54r); followed by ‘The Author to his Muse’ (beginning ‘To those that (wth a squint malignant eye)’, f. 54r-v); ‘Sonet To his Entombed Bodye’ (beginning ‘Sume for thy sake prowed Monnume[n]ts will frame’, f. 55r); and ‘The Lamentation of Richmond Sonnet’ (beginning ‘Like to a lampe whose flaiminge light is dead’, f. 56r). 1612.

*GgA 49: Sir Arthur Gorges, The Olympian Catastrophe (‘This princely Crowne, the marke of Monarchye’)

From the Bridgewater Library.

Edited from this MS in Davier and in Sandison.

First published edited by Randall Davier (Kensington: Cayme Press, 1925). Sandison, pp. 135-82. The poem ‘To the Reader’ (beginning ‘No praise for Poesie do I affect’) was recycled by Sir Arthur Gorges Jr and published as his contribution to Lachrymae Musarum (London, 1650) on the death of Henry Lord Hastings.

EL 1160

A small folio volume of legal works, predominantly in a single professional secretary hand, with sidenotes and other additions in at least two other contemporary hands, 132 leaves. Early 16th century.

f. 11v

WyT 137: Sir Thomas Wyatt, ‘I muste go walke the woodes so wyld’

Copy, added to the MS in a court hand.

Edited from this MS in Rossell Hope Robbins, Secular Lyrics of the XIVth and XVth Centuries (Oxford, 1952), p. 14. Recorded in Muir & Thomson, p. 400.

Not published in the 16th century. Muir & Thomson, pp. 150-2.

ff. 108v, 107v, 109r

WyT 138: Sir Thomas Wyatt, ‘I muste go walke the woodes so wyld’

A rough version, written along the margins.

This MS collated in Robbins, p. 14.

Not published in the 16th century. Muir & Thomson, pp. 150-2.

EL 1161

Copy, in three secretary hands, 63 folio leaves (plus blanks), in contemporary vellum. Late 16th-early 17th century.

LeC 59: Anon, Leicester's Commonwealth

This MS recorded in Peck, p. 226.

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.

EL 1162

Copy of Richard Verstegan's A Declaration of the true causes of the great troubles presupposed to be intended against the Realme of England...1592, on 26 folio leaves (plus blanks), in contemporary limp vellum. In a professional secretary hand, headed ‘A Slaunderous & defamatory Libell sett out & published by the Traytorous Papists beyond Seas, and intituled. A Declaration... [&c.]’, a marginal note on f. 25v in another hand listing books published by Wolfe and others 1591-99. c.1600.

Owned by John Egerton, second Earl of Bridgewater, and docketed by him on f. 1r ‘Burleygh's Comwealthe’.

f. [17v]

RaW 386.5: Sir Walter Ralegh, An epitaph on the Earl of Leicester (‘Here lyes the noble warryor that never bludyed sword’)

Copy, here beginning ‘Here lieth the worthy warrior yt neur. bloodied sword’, quoted in the tract.

First published as introduced ‘...yet immediately after his [Leicester's] death, a friend of his bestowed vpon him this Epitaphe’ and beginning ‘Heere lies the woorthy warrier’, in Richard Verstegan, A Declaration of the True Causes of the Great Troubles (London, ‘1592’), p. 54, which is sometimes entitled Cecil's Commonwealth: see E.A. Strathmann in MLN, 60 (1945), 111-14. Listed but not printed in Latham, p. 172, who notes that the epitaph was quoted, from a text among William Drummond's papers, in Sir Walter Scott's Kenilworth (1821). Rudick, No. 46, p. 120.

EL 1174

A formal copy, in probably two professional predominantly secretary hands, with a title-page ‘Observations Politicall and Civill’, 131 folio pages (including a ‘Table’ of contents), in vellum gilt. With (f. iiir-v) a dedicatory epistle ‘To my very honorable good Lord the Lord North Threasurer of her Maiesties royall Houshold and of her priuie Counsell’ [i.e. Roger, second Baron North (1530/1-1600), Treasurer of the Queen's Household after 30 August 1596] (beginning ‘My good Lord, it is more then many yeeres since I first became devoted vnto yor vertue...’), subscribed ‘T: B:’. c.1630.

RaW 1052: Sir Walter Ralegh, The Cabinet-Council: containing the Chief Arts of Empire and Mysteries of State

Inscribed by the second Earl of Bridgewater.

A treatise beginning ‘A Commonwealth is a certain sovereign government of many families...’. First published, attributed to Sir Walter Ralegh in John Milton's preface ‘To the Reader’, as The Cabinet-Council [&c.] (London, 1658). Works (1829), VIII, 35-150.

Widely circulated in MSS as Observations Political and Civil. The various attributions include ‘T.B.’, for whom Thomas Bedingfield (early 1540s?-1613), translator of Machiavelli, is suggested in Ernest A. Strathmann, ‘A Note on the Ralegh Canon’, TLS (13 April 1956), p. 228, and in Lefranc (1968), p. 64.

EL 1181

Copy. Copy, in a professional secretary hand, headed ‘Three monethes observation of the Lowe Countries especially Holland’, numbered ‘5’ in the hand of the Earl of Bridgewater, twelve folio leaves (plus one blank), disbound.

FeO 92: Owen Felltham, A Brief Character of the Low-Countries

Bridgewater

Edited from this MS by Albert Peel in Transactions of the Congregational Historical Society, 15 (1947), pp. 135-44. Discussed in Van Strien, with a facsimile of f. 3r on p. 138.

First published as Three Monethes observation of the low Countries especially Holland by a traveller whose name I know not more then by the two letters of J:S: at the bottome of the letter. Egipt this 22th of Jannuary (London, 1648). Expanded text printed as A brief Character of the Low-Countries under the States. Being three weeks observation of the Vices and Vertues of the Inhabitants... (for Henry Seile: London, 1652).

EL 1194

A disbound collection of MS tracts.

[unnumbered item]

BcF 172: Francis Bacon, Considerations touching a War with Spain

Copy, 33 pages. c.1624-8.

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.

item [3]

BcF 299.5: Francis Bacon, In felicem memoriam Elizabethae, Angliae Reginae

Copy, in a professional italic hand, on eight folio leaves, with eight words deleted on p. 12, numbered ‘3.’ by the second Earl of Bridgewater.

First published in Opuscula varia, ed. William Rawley (London, 1658). Spedding, VI, 281-303. His translation pp. 305-18.

For the English translation by Edward, Lord Herbert of Cherbury, see HrE 142.

EL 1201

EL 1205c

Copy.

ElQ 84: Queen Elizabeth I, On the Defeat of the Spanish Armada, September 1588

See Huntington, EL 6162, f. 2ar.

Beginning ‘Everlasting and omnipotent Creator, Redeemer, and Concerver, when it seemed most fit time...’. First published in Thomas Sorocold, Supplication of Saints (London, 1612), sig. N7-8v. Collected Works, Prayer 37, pp. 424-5. Selected Works, Prayer 2, pp. 249-51 (giving date as August 1588).

EL 1214

Copy of one or more speeches by Bacon, in a secretary hand, on eleven unbound quarto leaves, imperfect. Early 17th century.

BcF 384: Francis Bacon, Speech(es)

EL 1594

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, iii + seventeen large folio leaves, unbound. Early 17th century.

BcF 172.5: Francis Bacon, Considerations touching a War with Spain

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.

EL 1594A

Copy of the address to Bishop Andrewes and beginning of the dialogue, in probably two professional secretary hands, incomplete, on i + three folio leaves (foliated 18-20), disbound, endorsed ‘Considerations of a warre with Spaine’ and numbered ‘25’. c.1630.

BcF 55.8: Francis Bacon, Advertisement touching a Holy War

First published in Certaine Miscellany Works of the Right Honourable Francis Lo. Verulam, ed. William Rawley (London, 1629). Spedding, VII, 1-36. Edited by Michael Kiernan, The Oxford Francis Bacon, Vol. VIII (Oxford, 2012), pp. 183-206.

EL 1604

A folio volume, comprising two political tracts, each in a different professional secretary hand, the titles added in the hand of John Egerton, second Earl of Bridgewater, 86 leaves of text (plus numerous blanks) in all, in contemporary vellum. c.1590s-early 1600s.

ff. 51r-86r

BcF 144: Francis Bacon, Certain Observations made upon a Libel published this present year, 1592

Copy, numbered by the second Earl of Bridgewater ‘2’.

A tract beginning ‘It were just and honourable for princes being in war together, that howsever they prosecute their quarrels...’. First published in Resuscitatio, ed. W. Rawley (London, 1657). Spedding, VIII, 146-208.

A letter to M. Critoy, Secretary of France, c.1589, ‘A Letter on the Queen's religious policies’, was later incorporated in Certain Observations made upon a Libel, and first published in Cabala, sive scrinia sacra (London, 1654), pp. 38-41.

For the Declaration of the True Causes of the Great Troubles (also known as Cecil's Commonwealth), the ‘Libel’ that Bacon answered, see RaW 383.8.

EL 1612

A folio volume of state letters and tracts, in several professional secretary hands, with (p. [i]) a table of contents in a later hand, 140 pages (including c.17 blank pages) plus 17 blank leaves at the end. Early 17th century.

pp. 37-8

RaW 699.5: Sir Walter Ralegh, Opinion upon the Articles propounded by the Earl of Essex upon the Alarum given by the Spaniards in 1596

The articles propounded by Essex beginning ‘Besides many advertisements of the great preparation of Spain, of their forwardness or rather full readiness to set sail...’ and Ralegh's opinion beginning ‘First, if we consider without further circumstance that the fleet which was at Lisbon is already gone...’. First published in Opinions delivered by the Earl of Essex, [&c.]...on the Alarm of an Invasion from Spain in the Year 1596 (London, n.d.) [the exemplum in the National Archives, Kew, SP 9/52/25, bears the MS date ‘1803’]. Works (1829), VIII, 675-81.

pp. 87-140

HoH 42: 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, in a single hand, complete with (pp. 87-93) the Dedication ‘To the Quenes most excellent Matie’.

This MS tract separately numbered EL 1201.

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.’

EL 1721

A formal copy, in an accomplished professional italic hand, with a title-page, 46 octavo leaves, in contemporary vellum, stamped in gilt with a royal device. Probably a presentation MS, either to Lord Ellesmere or to James I. c.1608/9.

BcF 133: Francis Bacon, Certain Considerations touching the Plantation in Ireland

A 19th-century transcript of this MS is Huntington, EL 1744.

First published in Resuscitatio, ed. W. Rawley (London, 1657). Spedding, XI, 116-26.

EL 1747

Copy. 19th century.

BcF 133.5: Francis Bacon, Certain Considerations touching the Plantation in Ireland

First published in Resuscitatio, ed. W. Rawley (London, 1657). Spedding, XI, 116-26.

EL 1890

Copy.

BcF 385: Francis Bacon, Speech(es)

EL 2048

See Huntington, EL 6162, f. 39v.

EL 2072

See Huntington, EL 6162, f. 2ar.

EL 2089

Copy, in a single neat secretary hand, headed ‘An humble Supplication to her Matie in aunswere of a late Proclamation’, 26 quarto leaves (plus blanks), numbered ‘8.’ by the second Earl of Bridgewater, lacking covers. c.1595.

SoR 307: Robert Southwell, S.J., Catholic Saint, An Humble Supplication to Her Majesty

Probably owned by Sir Thomas Egerton (1540-1617), first Viscount Brackley and Baron Ellesmere, Lord Chancellor.

This MS collated in Bald.

First published (by a secret English press) ‘1595’ [for 1600?]. Edited by R .C. Bald (Cambridge, 1953).

EL 2241

Copy, in a probably professional secretary hand, headed ‘A consideracon of the lawes of this Realme concerninge the transportacon of goulde & silver, and of the remedyes by lawe nowe in force againste the same’, on two pairs of conjugate folio leaves, once folded as a packet, endorsed ‘per Fra. Bacon’ and used by Lord Ellesmere. Late 16th-early 17th century.

BcF 165.8: Francis Bacon, A consideration of the laws of this realm concerning the transportation of gold and silver and of the remedies by law now in force against the same

Edited from this MS in the forthcoming Oxford Bacon.

To be published for the first time in the Oxford Francis Bacon.

EL 2571

Copy, on three pages of two conjugate folio leaves. Here beginning ‘Mr Speaker wee pceive yor comming is to prsent thanckes vnto me...’, in a secretary hand, docketed in another hand ‘Q. Eliz. Speech’. c.early 1600s.

ElQ 286: Queen Elizabeth I, Elizabeth's Golden Speech, November 30, 1601

Edited from this MS (as Version 2) in Collected Works. Edited partly from this MS (as ‘third version’) in Hartley.

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).

EL 2805

A large folio volume of state letters and of speeches in the Star Chamber, in a single secretary hand, 45 leaves (plus blanks), in contemporary vellum, damaged by corrosive seepage of ink. Early 17th century.

No. 12

RaW 949: Sir Walter Ralegh, Letter(s)

Copy of a letter by Ralegh.

No. 16 (ff. 27r-30v)

EsR 172: Robert Devereux, second Earl of Essex, First Letter of Advice to the Earl of Rutland

Copy, with postscript.

The letter, dated from Greenwich, 4 January [1596], beginning ‘My Lord, I hold it for a principle in the course of intelligence of state...’.

First published, as ‘The Late E. of E. his aduice to the E. of R. in his trauels’, in Profitable Instructions; Describing what speciall Obseruations are to be taken by Trauellers in all Nations, States and Countries (London, 1633), pp. 27-73. Francis Bacon, Resuscitatio (London, 1657), pp. 106-10. Spedding, IX, 6-15. W.B. Devereux, Lives and Letters of the Devereux, Earls of Essex (1853), I, No. xciii.

Essex's three letters to Rutland discussed by Paul E.J. Hammer in ‘The Earl of Essex, Fulke Greville, and the Employment of Scholars’, SP. 91/2 (Spring, 1994), 167-80, and in ‘Letters of Travel Advice from the Earl of Essex to the Earl of Rutland: Some Comments’, PQ, 74/3 (Summer 1995), 317-22. It is likely that the first letter was written substantially by Francis Bacon.

EL 6162

A large folio volume of prose tracts, verse, and devotional material, in a single secretary hand but for a series of engrossed indentures in a formal professional hand on ff. 3r-17v, written from both ends (ff. 1r-84v and ff. 1ar-51av respectively), 134 leaves in all. c.1603.

Inscribed names ‘Gilbert Rye’ and ‘William Norris’ and a reference (on f. 6av) to ‘Doctor Gylbart’.

The entries were at one time given separate library EL numbers ranging (intermittently) from EL 1183c to EL 6172 at one end and from EL 1183a to EL 6206 from the reverse end.

f. 37v

BaJ 28.5: John Bale, Upon the Revelation

Extracts, headed ‘notes taken out of Jon Bale vpon the Revelation’, beginning ‘He that delyteth not to behold the condicyon of his owen Cytye is not to bee Reckned for a Lovyng Cetezen...’.

This MS separately classified as EL 6167.

Unpublished.

f. 39v

BaJ 1: John Bale, ‘Awake ye ghostly p[ar]sons awake awake’

Copy of a 21-line anti-Catholic poem ascribed to ‘Jon Bale’.

This MS separately classified as EL 2048.

Unpublished.

f. 2ar

ElQ 85: Queen Elizabeth I, On the Defeat of the Spanish Armada, September 1588

Copy.

This MS entry separately classified as EL 2072. Printed from this MS, in both a diplomatic and an edited version, in Tucker Brooke, ‘Queen Elizabeth's Prayers’, HLQ, 2 (1938-9), 69-77 (pp. 71-2). Edited from this MS in Collected Works. Cited in Selected Works.

Beginning ‘Everlasting and omnipotent Creator, Redeemer, and Concerver, when it seemed most fit time...’. First published in Thomas Sorocold, Supplication of Saints (London, 1612), sig. N7-8v. Collected Works, Prayer 37, pp. 424-5. Selected Works, Prayer 2, pp. 249-51 (giving date as August 1588).

f. 2ar

ElQ 99: Queen Elizabeth I, On the Sailing of the Cadiz Expedition, May 1596

Copy, headed ‘her Maties previe admion vpon this prsent expedicion, when my L of Essex was generall at the wynning of Colse’.

This MS entry separately classified as EL 1205c. Printed from this MS, in both a diplomatic and an edited version, in Tucker Brooke, ‘Queen Elizabeth's Prayers’, HLQ, 2 (1938-9), 69-77 (p. 75). This MS collated in Collected Works. Cited in Selected Works.

Beginning ‘Most omnipotent Maker and Guider of all our world's mass, that only searchest and fathomest...’. Collected Works, Prayer 38, pp. 425-6. Selected Works, Prayer 4, pp. 254-6 (as ‘For the success of the expedition against Spain, June 1596’).

f. [2arbis]

ElQ 254: Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Elizabeth's Latin Rebuke to the Polish Ambassador, Paul de Jaline, July 25, 1597

Copy, headed ‘Oratio sive Responsio Dne Regine facta oratori...polome die...25 Julij 1591’.

Beginning ‘Oh quam decepta fui: Expectaui Legationem tu vero querelam, mihi adduxisti...’, in Autograph Compositions, pp. 168-9. An English version, beginning ‘O how I have been deceived! I expected an embassage, but you have brought to me a complaint...’, in Collected Works, Speech 22, pp. 332-4.

f. 8av

RaW 387: Sir Walter Ralegh, An epitaph on the Earl of Leicester (‘Here lyes the noble warryor that never bludyed sword’)

Copy, headed ‘epetaphe’ and here beginning ‘Heere lyes the noble Warryor yt never bludyed sword’, ascribed to ‘Wa. Ra.’.

Edited from this MS in Ernest A. Strathmann, ‘An Epitaph attributed to Ralegh’, MLN, 60 (1945), 111-14; in D.C. Peck, ‘Another Version of the Leicester Epitaphium’, N&Q, (May-June 1976), 227-8; and in Rudick, No. 46, p. 120. Recorded in Latham.

This MS entry classified as EL 6183.

First published as introduced ‘...yet immediately after his [Leicester's] death, a friend of his bestowed vpon him this Epitaphe’ and beginning ‘Heere lies the woorthy warrier’, in Richard Verstegan, A Declaration of the True Causes of the Great Troubles (London, ‘1592’), p. 54, which is sometimes entitled Cecil's Commonwealth: see E.A. Strathmann in MLN, 60 (1945), 111-14. Listed but not printed in Latham, p. 172, who notes that the epitaph was quoted, from a text among William Drummond's papers, in Sir Walter Scott's Kenilworth (1821). Rudick, No. 46, p. 120.

ff. 15av-25av

EsR 134: Robert Devereux, second Earl of Essex, Apology

Copy.

This MS also classified as EL 1205d.

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.

passim

FxJ 1.125: John Foxe, Actes and Monuments

An extensive series of extracts.

Separately categorised as EL 2033-2047, 2049-2063, 2067.

First published (complete) in London, 1563. Edited by Josiah Pratt, 8 vols (London, 1853-70).

f. 36av

TiC 38: Chidiock Tichborne, Tichborne's Lament (‘My prime of youth is but a frost of cares’)

Copy, headed ‘Stycheborns Vearce’.

This MS page separately categorised as EL 6196.

First published in the single sheet Verses of Prayse and Joy Written Upon her Maiesties Preseruation Whereunto is annexed Tychbornes lamentation, written in the Towre with his owne hand, and an answer to the same (London, 1586). Hirsch, pp. 309-10. Also ‘The Text of “Tichborne's Lament” Reconsidered’, ELR, 17, No. 3 (Autumn 1987), between pp. 276 and 277. May EV 15464 (recording 37 MS texts). For the ‘answer’ to this poem, see KyT 1-2.

EL 6169

See Huntington, EL 6162, f. 37v.

EL 6183

See Huntington, EL 6162, f. 8av.

EL 6196

See Huntington, EL 6162, f. 36av.

EL 6232

Copy of a letter by Ralegh, to Sir Robert Carr, in a professional secretary hand, on one side of a single folio leaf, once folded as a letter, endorsed ‘1608’. Early 17th century.

RaW 950: Sir Walter Ralegh, Letter(s)

EL 6859

Copy in a cursive secretary hand, on four quarto leaves, numbered ‘16.’ by the Earl of Bridgewater, in paper wrappers. Early 17th-century.

CtR 185: Sir Robert Cotton, The Danger wherein this Kingdome now Standeth, and the Remedy

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.

EL 6871

Copy of ‘Certaine Collections of the Right honble: Elizabeth late Countesse of Huntingdon for her owne private vse’, 31 quarto leaves (plus blanks), in contemporary vellum, gnawed by rodents. A compilation of prayers and devotional meditations, in a single predominantly secretary hand. c.1633.

ff. [26v-7v]

AndL 12.2: Lancelot Andrewes, Sermons on the Resurrection

‘Notes taken out of Dr Andrewes booke of Sermons Bpp: of Winchester of the Resurrection. 1 pet. 1. 3. 4. leafe 493.’, beginning ‘Blessed bee God the father of or Lord Jesus...’.

ff. [28v-9v]

HlJ 56.3: Joseph Hall, Meditations and Vows. Divine and Moral. Three Centuries

Extracts, headed ‘Doctor Halls meditations’ and beginning ‘It were better a man should want a man answereable to their weight...’.

First published in London, 1605. Wynter, VII, 439-521.

EL 6893

A small quarto volume of 123 poems by Donne plus some of his Paradoxes, Problems and characters, together with some poems by others, 185 leaves (including blanks on ff. 141r-61v) plus nine further blanks on ff. 185v-94v, inscribed ‘L: ll: N: 6./6’ on f. 1r and ‘Dr: Donne’ within a gilt grid on f. 3r, in contemporary vellum with initials ‘F B’ [Frances Bridgewater] in gilt and a smudged watercolour central lozenge on the upper cover. In a single, neat, predominantly roman hand (but for entries on ff. 105v-15r in a less neat cursive hand), and with various corrections or emendations throughout possibly in another hand. c.1622-32.

Once owned by Frances (née Stanley) Egerton (1583-1636), Countess of Bridgewater, and her husband John Egerton (1579-1649), first Earl of Bridgewater. Listed in ‘A Catalogue of my Ladies Bookes at London Taken October .27th 1627’ (Huntington, EL 6495) as No. 3, ‘The Lamentaons of Jeremy in verse by Dr Donne, 8o’, among ‘Paper Bookes of diverse volumes’ after the date 26 April 1631 and before a new list in a different hand under the date 17 April 1632.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), as the ‘Bridgewater MS’: DnJ Δ 24.

f. ir

DnJ 1838.5: John Donne, The Legacie (‘When I dyed last, and, Deare, I dye’)

The first line, ‘When I died last and dear I dye’, followed by ‘all wanting 3 staues’, inscribed and deleted on an otherwise blank flyleaf.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 20. Gardner, Elegies, p. 50. Shawcross, No. 43.

ff. 4r-5r

DnJ 791: John Donne, The Crosse (‘Since Christ embrac'd the Crosse it selfe, dare I’)

Copy, headed ‘On the Cross’.

This MS collated in Grierson; recorded in Gardner and in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 331-3. Gardner, Divine Poems, pp. 26-8. Shawcross, No. 181.

f. 5r-v

DnJ 1804: John Donne, A Lecture upon the Shadow (‘Stand still, and I will read to thee’)

Copy, untitled.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published, as ‘Song’, in Poems (1635). Grierson, I, 71-2. Gardner, Elegies, pp. 78-9. Shawcross, No. 30.

ff. 5v-6r

DnJ 590: John Donne, The Canonization (‘For Godsake hold your tongue, and let me love’)

Copy of stanzas 1-3, 5, untitled.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 14-15. Gardner, Elegies, pp. 73-5. Shawcross, No. 39.

ff. 6v-7r

DnJ 2241: John Donne, Lovers infinitenesse (‘If yet I have not all thy love’)

Copy, untitled.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 17-18. Gardner, Elegies, pp. 77-8. Shawcross, No. 41.

f. 7r-v

DnJ 2340: John Donne, ‘Natures lay Ideot, I taught thee to love’

Copy, headed ‘Elegye’.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published, as ‘Elegie VIII’, in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 89-90 (as ‘Elegie VII’). Gardner, Elegies, p. 12. Shawcross, No. 13. Variorum, 2 (2000), p. 127.

ff. 7v-8v

DnJ 2453: John Donne, ‘Oh, let mee not serve so, as those men serve’

Copy, headed ‘Elegie’, with two corrections or emendations.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published, as ‘Elegie VII’, in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 87-9 (as ‘Elegie VI’). Gardner, Elegies, pp. 10-11. Shawcross, No. 12. Variorum, 2 (2000), pp. 110-11.

ff. 8v-9r

DnJ 3842: John Donne, A Valediction: of weeping (‘Let me powre forth’)

Copy, headed ‘A vale=diction’.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 38-9. Gardner, Elegies, pp. 69-70. Shawcross, No. 58.

f. 9r-v

DnJ 20: John Donne, Aire and Angels (‘Twice or thrice had I loved thee’)

Copy, untitled.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 22. Gardner, Elegies, pp. 75-6. Shawcross, No. 45.

f. 10r

DnJ 962: John Donne, The Dreame (‘Image of her whom I love’)

Copy, untitled.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published, as ‘Elegie’, in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 95 (as ‘Elegie X’). Gardner, Elegies, p. 58. Shawcross, No. 35.

f. 10v

DnJ 3108: John Donne, The Sunne Rising (‘Busie old fools, unruly Sunne’)

Copy, untitled, with a correction or emendation.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 11-12. Gardner, Elegies, pp. 72-3. Shawcross, No. 36.

f. 11r-v

DnJ 3732: John Donne, A Valediction: forbidding mourning (‘As virtuous men passe mildly away’)

Copy, headed ‘A valediction’, with corrections or emendations.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 49-51. Gardner, Elegies, pp. 62-4. Shawcross, No. 31.

ff. 11v-12r

DnJ 2110: John Donne, Loves growth (‘I scarce beleeve my love to be so pure’)

Copy, headed ‘The Spring’.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 33-4. Gardner, Elegies, pp. 76-7. Shawcross, No. 54.

ff. 12r-13r

DnJ 3813: John Donne, A Valediction: of the booke (‘I'll tell thee now (deare Love) what thou shalt doe’)

Copy, with corrections or emendations.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 29-32. Gardner, Elegies, pp. 67-9. Shawcross, No. 52.

ff. 13v-14v

DnJ 3783: John Donne, A Valediction: of my name, in the window (‘My name engrav'd herein’)

Copy, headed ‘A Valediction to my name, in the window’.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 25-8. Gardner, Elegies, pp. 64-6. Shawcross, No. 49.

ff. 14v-15r

DnJ 826: John Donne, The Curse (‘Who ever guesses, thinks, or dreames he knowes’)

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 41-2. Gardner, Elegies, pp. 40-1. Shawcross, No. 61.

f. 15r-v

DnJ 3958: John Donne, Witchcraft by a picture (‘I fixe mine eye on thine, and there’)

Copy, headed ‘A songe’.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 45-6. Gardner, Elegies, p. 37. Shawcross, No. 26.

ff. 15v-16r

DnJ 2174: John Donne, Loves Usury (‘For every houre that thou wilt spare mee now’)

Copy, untitled, with a correction or emendation.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 13-14. Gardner, Elegies, p. 44. Shawcross, No. 38.

f. 16r-v

DnJ 1324: John Donne, A Feaver (‘Oh doe not die, for I shall hate’)

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 21. Gardner, Elegies, pp. 61-2. Shawcross, No. 44.

ff. 16v-18r

DnJ 3556: John Donne, To the Countesse of Bedford (‘You have refin'd mee, and to worthyest things’)

This MS collated in Grierson; recorded in Milgate and in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 191-3. Milgate, Satires, pp. 91-4. Shawcross, No. 137.

f. 18r-v

DnJ 1645: John Donne, The Indifferent (‘I can love both faire and browne’)

Copy, headed ‘A Song’.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 12-13. Gardner, Divine Poems, pp. 41-2. Shawcross, No. 37.

f. 18v

DnJ 1134: John Donne, Epitaph on Himselfe. To the Countesse of Bedford (‘That I might make your Cabinet my tombe’)

Copy of lines 1-6, headed ‘Epitaph’.

This MS collated in Grierson; recorded in Milgate and in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (London, 1635). Grierson, I, 291-2. Milgate, Satires, p. 103. Shawcross, No. 147.

ff. 18v-19v

DnJ 3906: John Donne, The Will (‘Before I sigh my last gaspe, let me breath’)

Copy of a five-stanza version.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 56-8. Gardner, Elegies, pp. 54-5. Shawcross, No. 66.

ff. 19v-20r

DnJ 1402: John Donne, The Funerall (‘Who ever comes to shroud me, do not harme’)

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 58-9. Gardner, Elegies, pp. 90-1. Shawcross, No. 67.

f. 20r-v

DnJ 2044: John Donne, Loves diet (‘To what a combersome unwieldinesse’)

Copy, with a correction or emendation.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 55-6. Gardner, Elegies, pp. 45-6. Shawcross, No. 65.

ff. 20v-1r

DnJ 748: John Donne, Confined Love (‘Some man unworthy to be possessor’)

Copy, untitled.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 36. Gardner, Elegies, pp. 34-5. Shawcross, No. 56.

f. 21r-v

DnJ 2919: John Donne, Song (‘Goe, and catche a falling starre’)

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 8-9. Gardner, Elegies, pp. 29-30. Shawcross, No. 33.

f. 21v-2r

DnJ 667: John Donne, Communitie (‘Good wee must love, and must hate ill’)

Copy, untitled.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 32-3. Gardner, Elegies, pp. 33-4. Shawcross, No. 53.

f. 22r-v

DnJ 3988: John Donne, Womans constancy (‘Now thou hast lov'd me one whole day’)

Copy, untitled.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 9. Gardner, Elegies, pp. 42-3. Shawcross, No. 34.

ff. 22v-3r

DnJ 1968: John Donne, Loves Alchymie (‘Some that have deeper digg'd loves Myne then I’)

Copy, headed ‘Mummye’, with corrections or emendations.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 39-40. Gardner, Elegies, p. 81. Shawcross, No. 59.

f. 23r

DnJ 1200: John Donne, The Expiration (‘So, so, breake off this last lamenting kisse’)

Copy, headed ‘Valediction’.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published, in a musical setting, in Alfonso Ferrabosco, Ayres (London, 1609). Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 68. Gardner, Elegies, pp. 36-7. Shawcross, No. 75.

ff. 23v-4r

DnJ 3322: John Donne, To Mr T.W. (‘All haile sweet Poët, more full of more strong fire’)

Copy, untitled, subscribed in a different hand ‘doubtfull Author’.

This MS collated in Grierson; recorded in Milgate and in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 203-5. Milgate, Satires, pp. 59-60. Shawcross, No. 114.

f. 24r-v

DnJ 3345: John Donne, To Mr T.W. (‘At once, from hence, my lines and I depart’)

Copy, untitled.

This MS recorded in Milgate and in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 206-7. Milgate, Satires, p. 62. Shawcross, No. 117.

ff. 24v-5r

DnJ 3531: John Donne, To the Countesse of Bedford (‘Reason is our Soules left hand, Faith her right’)

This MS collated in Grierson; recorded in Milgate and in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 189-90. Milgate, Satires, pp. 90-1. Shawcross, No. 134.

f. 25r

DnJ 725: John Donne, The Computation (‘For the first twenty yeares, since yesterday’)

Copy, untitled and here beginning ‘For my first 20 yeares, since yesterday’.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 69. Gardner, Elegies, p. 36. Shawcross, No. 76.

f. 25v

DnJ 1040: John Donne, Elegie on the L.C. (‘Sorrow, who to this house scarce knew the way’)

Copy, untitled.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published, as ‘Elegie VI’, in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 287. Gardner, Elegies, p. 26 (as ‘A Funeral Elegy’). Variorum, 6 (1995), p. 103, as ‘Elegia’.

f. 26r

DnJ 1134.5: John Donne, Epitaph on Himselfe. To the Countesse of Bedford (‘That I might make your Cabinet my tombe’)

Copy of the ‘Omnibus’, untitled, here beginning ‘My fortunes & my choice this custome break’

First published in Poems (London, 1635). Grierson, I, 291-2. Milgate, Satires, p. 103. Shawcross, No. 147.

f. 26r-v

JnB 116: Ben Jonson, Epitaph [on Cecilia Bulstrode] (‘Stay, view this stone: And, if thou beest not such’)

Copy, headed ‘On the death of Mris Boulstred’.

This MS collated in Herford & Simpson.

First published in John A. Harper, ‘Ben Jonson and Mrs. Bulstrode’, N&Q, 3rd Ser. 4 (5 September 1863), 198-9. Herford & Simpson, VIII, 371-2.

ff. 26v-7v

DnJ 1103: John Donne, Elegie upon the Death of Mistress Boulstred (‘Language thou art too narrow, and too weake’)

Copy, headed ‘An Elegie vpon ye death of mris Bowlstred’, with corrections or emendations.

This MS collated in Grierson; recorded in Shawcross and in Milgate.

First published, as ‘Elegie’, in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 284-6 (as ‘Elegie. Death’). Shawcross, No. 151 (as ‘Elegie: Death’). Milgate, Epithalmions, pp. 61-3. Variorum, 6 (1995), pp. 146-7.

f. 28v

DnJ 933: John Donne, The Dreame (‘Deare love, for nothing lesse then thee’)

Copy, headed ‘Dreame’.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 37-8. Gardner, Elegies, pp. 79-80. Shawcross, No. 57.

f. 32r

HrE 88: Edward, Lord Herbert of Cherbury, Ode: Of our Sense of Sinne (‘Vengeance will sit above our faults. but till’)

Copy, untitled.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Smith, p. 139.

First published in John Donne, Poems (London, 1635). The Poems of John Donne, ed. Herbert J.C. Grierson (Oxford, 1912), I, 350. Moore Smith, pp. 119-20.

ff. 33v-4r

DnJ 3463: John Donne, To Sr Henry Wootton (‘Here's no more newes then vertue, I may as well’)

Copy, headed ‘A Letter to Sr Henry Wooton’.

This MS collated in Grierson; recorded in Milgate and in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 187-8. Milgate, Satires, pp. 73-4. Shawcross, No. 111.

ff. 35r-6r

DnJ 694: John Donne, The Comparison (‘As the sweet sweat of Roses in a Still’)

Copy, headed ‘Elegie’, with corrections or emendations.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published, as ‘Elegie’, in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 90-2 (as ‘Elegie VIII’). Gardner, Elegies, pp. 5-6. Shawcross, No. 9. Variorum, 2 (2000), pp. 51-2.

f. 36r

HoJ 31: John Hoskyns, Absence (‘Absence heare my protestation’)

Copy, headed ‘Against Absence’.

This MS collated in Grierson. Cited in Osborn.

First published in Francis Davison, A Poetical Rapsody (London, 1602). The Poems of John Donne, ed. Herbert J.C. Grierson, 2 vols (Oxford, 1912), pp. 428-9. Osborn, No. XXIV (pp. 192-3).

ff. 37r-8r

DnJ 1873: John Donne, A Letter to the Lady Carey, and Mrs Essex Riche, From Amyens (‘Here where by All All Saints invoked are’)

Copy, headed ‘To the Ladie Carey’.

This MS collated in Grierson; recorded in Milgate and in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 221-3. Milgate, Satires, pp. 105-7. Shawcross, No. 142.

ff. 38v-9v

DnJ 1228: John Donne, The Expostulation (‘To make the doubt cleare, that no woman's true’)

Copy, headed ‘Elegye’.

This MS collated in Grierson; recorded in Gardner and in Shawcross.

First published, as ‘Elegie’, in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 108-10 (as ‘Elegie XV’). Gardner, Elegies, pp. 94-6 (among her ‘Dubia’). Shawcross, No. 22. Variorum, 2 (2000), pp. 369-70.

ff. 39v-40r

DnJ 3030: John Donne, Sonnet. The Token (‘Send me some token, that my hope may live’)

Copy, untitled.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1649). Grierson, I, 72-3. Gardner, Elegies, p. 107 (among her ‘Dubia’). Shawcross, No. 78.

ff. 40r-1r

DnJ 3384: John Donne, To Mrs M.H. (‘Mad paper stay, and grudge not here to burne’)

Copy, untitled.

This MS collated in Grierson; recorded in Milgate and in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 216-18. Milgate, Satires, pp. 88-90. Shawcross, No. 133.

f. 41r-v

DnJ 118: John Donne, The Anniversarie (‘All Kings, and all their favorites’)

Copy, untitled.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 24-5. Gardner, Elegies, pp. 71-2. Shawcross, No. 48.

ff. 41v-2v

DnJ 2085: John Donne, Loves exchange (‘Love, any devill else but you’)

Copy, untitled.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 34-5. Gardner, Elegies, pp. 46-7. Shawcross, No. 55.

ff. 42v-3r

DnJ 2636: John Donne, The Prohibition (‘Take heed of loving mee’)

Copy, untitled, subsceibed ‘JD’.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 67-8. Gardner, Elegies, pp. 39-40. Shawcross, No. 47.

f. 43r-v

DnJ 3701: John Donne, The undertaking (‘I have done one braver thing’)

Copy, untitled.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 10. Gardner, Elegies, p. 57. Shawcross, No. 63.

ff. 43v-4v

DnJ 3407: John Donne, To Sr Edward Herbert, at Julyers (‘Man is a lumpe, where all beasts kneaded bee’)

Copy, headed ‘A letter to Sr Edward Harbert’.

This MS collated in Grierson; recorded in Milgate and in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 193-5. Milgate, Satires, pp. 80-1. Shawcross, No. 140.

ff. 44v-5r

DnJ 1687: John Donne, Jealosie (‘Fond woman, which would'st have thy husband die’)

Copy, untitled.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published, as ‘Elegie I’, in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 79-80 (as ‘Elegie I’). Gardner, Elegies, pp. 9-10. Shawcross, No. 11.

ff. 45v-7v

DnJ 1173: John Donne, An Epithalamion, Or mariage Song on the Lady Elizabeth, and Count Palatine being married on St. Valentines day (‘Haile Bishop Valentine, whose day this is’)

Copy, headed ‘Vppon the mariage of the Prynce Palatine & the Princes on St Valentynes Daye’.

This MS collated in Grierson; recorded in Shawcross and in Milgate.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 127-31. Shawcross, No. 107. Milgate, Epithalamions, pp. 6-10. Variorum, 8 (1995), pp. 108-10.

f. 48r

DnJ 1711: John Donne, Julia (‘Harke newes, o envy, thou shalt heare descry'd’)

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner.

First published, as ‘Eleg. XV’, in Poems (1635). Grierson, I, 104-5 (as ‘Elegie XIII’). Gardner, Elegies, pp. 100-1 (among her ‘Dubia’). Variorum, 2 (2000), p. 435, among ‘Dubia’. Not in Shawcross.

f. 48v

RaW 493: Sir Walter Ralegh, ‘The state of Fraunce as nowe it standes’

Copy, headed ‘Tempore Hen: 3.’

This MS recorded (but not seen) in May.

First published in A Catalogue of the Harleian Manuscripts in the British Museum (London, 1808), III, 78. Listed but not printed in Latham, p. 172. Rudick, No. 30, p. 71. EV 24294.

ff. 49r-53r

DnJ 986: John Donne, Ecclogue. 1613. December 26 (‘Unseasonable man, statue of ice’)

Copy, headed ‘Eclogue’, with the 11-poem ‘Epithalamion’, lacking lines 226-35.

This MS collated in Grierson; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 131-44. Shawcross, No. 108. Milgate, Epithalamions, pp. 10-19 (as ‘Epithalamion at the Marriage of the Earl of Somerset’). Variorum, 8 (1995), pp. 133-9.

ff. 53v-4r

DnJ 351: John Donne, The Blossoms (‘Little think'st thou, poore flower’)

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 59-60. Gardner, Elegies, pp. 87-8. Shawcross, No. 68.

f. 54r-v

DnJ 2694: John Donne, The Relique (‘When my grave is broke up againe’)

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 62-3. Gardner, Elegies, pp. 89-90. Shawcross, No. 70.

f. 55r

DnJ 863: John Donne, The Dampe (‘When I am dead, and Doctors know not why’)

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 63-4. Gardner, Elegies, p. 49. Shawcross, No. 71.

ff. 55v-6r

DnJ 2616: John Donne, The Primrose (‘Upon this Primrose hill’)

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 61-2. Gardner, Elegies, pp. 88-9. Shawcross, No. 69.

ff. 56r-7r

DnJ 3437: John Donne, To Sr Henry Goodyere (‘Who makes the Past, a patterne for next yeare’)

Copy, with a correction or emendation.

This MS collated in Grierson; recorded in Milgate and in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 183-4. Milgate, Satires, pp. 78-9. Shawcross, No. 130.

ff. 57r-8v

DnJ 3514: John Donne, To the Countesse of Bedford (‘Honour is so sublime perfection’)

This MS collated in Grierson; recorded in Milgate and in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 218-20. Milgate, Satires, pp. 100-2. Shawcross, No. 136.

f. 58v

DnJ 1838: John Donne, The Legacie (‘When I dyed last, and, Deare, I dye’)

Copy, untitled, with a correction or emendation.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 20. Gardner, Elegies, p. 50. Shawcross, No. 43.

ff. 60r-1r

DnJ 53: John Donne, The Anagram (‘Marry, and love thy Flavia, for, shee’)

Copy, headed ‘Elegia’.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published as ‘Elegie II’ in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 80-2 (as ‘Elegie II’). Gardner, Elegies, pp. 21-2. Shawcross, No. 17. Variorum, 2 (2000), pp. 217-18.

ff. 61r-3r

DnJ 2771: John Donne, Satyre II (‘Sir. though (I thank God for it) I do hate’)

Copy, headed ‘Satire’.

This MS collated in Grierson; recorded in Milgate and in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 149-54. Milgate, Satires, pp. 7-10. Shawcross, No. 2.

ff. 63r-5r

DnJ 2741: John Donne, Satyre I (‘Away thou fondling motley humorist’)

Copy, headed ‘Satyre 2’.

This MS collated in Grierson; recorded in Milgate and in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 145-9. Milgate, Satires, pp. 3-6. Shawcross, No. 1.

ff. 65r-7r

DnJ 2803: John Donne, Satyre III (‘Kinde pitty chokes my spleene. brave scorn forbids’)

Copy, headed ‘Satyre 3’.

This MS collated in Grierson; recorded in Milgate and in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 154-8. Milgate, Satires, pp. 10-14. Shawcross, No. 3.

ff. 67v-72r

DnJ 2833: John Donne, Satyre IV (‘Well. I may now receive, and die. My sinne’)

Copy, headed ‘Satira 4ta’.

This MS collated in Grierson; recorded in Milgate and in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 158-68. Milgate, Satires, pp. 14-22. Shawcross, No. 4.

ff. 72r-4r

DnJ 2865: John Donne, Satyre V (‘Thou shalt not laugh in this leafe, Muse, nor they’)

Copy, headed ‘Satira 5ta’.

This MS collated in Grierson; recorded in Milgate and in Shawcross.

First published (in full) in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 168-71. Milgate, Satires, pp. 22-5. Shawcross, No. 5.

f. 74r-v

WoH 171: Sir Henry Wotton, To J: D: from Mr H: W: (‘'Tis not a coate of gray or Shepherds life’)

Copy, headed in another hand ‘To JH fro Mr H: W.’

Printed probably from this MS in Grierson.

First published in Herbert J.C. Grierson, ‘Bacon's Poem, “The World”: Its Date and Relation to Certain other Poems’, MLR, 6 (1911), 145-56 (p. 155).

ff. 75r-6r

DnJ 3493: John Donne, To Sr Henry Wotton (‘Sir, more then kisses, letters mingle Soules’)

Copy, headed ‘To Mr HW. J.D.’ and here beginning ‘Sr Letters more then kisses myngle Soules’.

This MS collated in Grierson; recorded in Milgate and in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 180-2. Milgate, Satires, pp. 71-3. Shawcross, No. 112.

ff. 76v-8v

DnJ 377: John Donne, The Bracelet (‘Not that in colour it was like thy haire’)

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published, as ‘Eleg. XII. The Bracelet’, in Poems (1635). Grierson, I, 96-100 (as ‘Elegie XI’). Gardner, Elegies, pp. 1-4. Shawcross, No. 8. Variorum, 2 (2000), pp. 5-7.

ff. 78v-80v

DnJ 1261: John Donne, The Extasie (‘Where, like a pillow on a bed’)

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 51-3. Gardner, Elegies, pp. 59-61. Shawcross, No. 62.

f. 81r-v

DnJ 186: John Donne, The Apparition (‘When by thy scorne, O murdresse, I am dead’)

Copy, headed ‘Another Sonnett’.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 47-8. Gardner, Elegies, p. 43. Shawcross, No. 28.

f. 82r-v

DnJ 3291: John Donne, To Mr Rowland Woodward (‘Like one who'in her third widdowhood doth professe’)

Copy, headed ‘A Letter of Doctor Dunne to one that desired some of his papers’.

This MS collated in Grierson; recorded in Milgate and in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 185-6. Milgate, Satires, pp. 69-70. Shawcross, No. 113.

f. 85r-v

DnJ 2206: John Donne, Loves Warre (‘Till I have peace with thee, warr other men’)

Copy, headed ‘Making of Men’.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in F. G. Waldron, A Collection of Miscellaneous Poetry (London, 1802), pp. 1-2. Grierson, I, 122-3 (as ‘Elegie XX’). Gardner, Elegies, pp. 13-14. Shawcross, No. 14. Variorum, 2 (2000), pp. 142-3.

ff. 86r-7r

DnJ 2506: John Donne, On his Mistris (‘By our first strange and fatall interview’)

Copy, headed ‘His wife would haue gone as his Page’.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1635). Grierson, I, 111-13 (as ‘Elegie XVI’). Gardner, Elegies, pp. 23-4. Shawcross, No. 18. Variorum, 2 (2000), pp. 246-7.

ff. 87r-8r

DnJ 3127: John Donne, A Tale of a Citizen and his Wife (‘I sing no harme good sooth to any wight’)

Copy, untitled, with corrections or emendations.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner.

First published, as ‘Eleg. XVI’, in Poems (1635). Grierson, I, 105-8 (as ‘Elegie XIV’). Gardner, Elegies, pp. 101-3 (among her ‘Dubia’). Variorum, 2 (2000), pp. 437-8, among ‘Dubia’. Not in Shawcross.

ff. 88v-9r

DnJ 3002: John Donne, Song (‘Sweetest love, I do not goe’)

Copy, headed ‘Sonnet’, with corrections or emendations.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 18-19. Gardner, Elegies, pp. 31-2. Shawcross, No. 42.

f. 89r-v

DnJ 494: John Donne, The broken heart (‘He is starke mad, who ever sayes’)

Copy, untitled.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

Lines 1-16 first published in A Helpe to Memory and Discourse (London, 1630), pp. 45-6. Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 48-9. Gardner, Elegies, pp. 51-2. Shawcross, No. 29.

ff. 89v-90r

DnJ 3660: John Donne, Twicknam garden (‘Blasted with sighs, and surrounded with teares’)

Copy, headed ‘In a Garden’.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 28-9. Gardner, Elegies, pp. 83-4. Shawcross, No. 51.

ff. 90r-1r

DnJ 261: John Donne, The Autumnall (‘No Spring, nor Summer Beauty hath such grace’)

Copy, headed ‘An autumnall face: On the Ladie Sr Ed: Herbart mothers Ladie Danvers’.

This MS collated in Grierson; recorded in Gardner and in Shawcross.

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.

f. 91v

DnJ 435: John Donne, Breake of day (‘'Tis true, 'tis day. what though it be?’)

Copy, untitled.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in William Corkine, Second Book of Ayres (London, 1612), sig. B1v. Grierson, I, 23. Gardner, Elegies, pp. 35-6. Shawcross, No. 46.

ff. 92r-3r

DnJ 2559: John Donne, The Perfume (‘Once, and but once found in thy company’)

Copy, headed ‘Discouered by a Perfume’.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published, as ‘Elegie IV’, in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 84-6 (as ‘Elegie IV’). Gardner, Elegies, pp. 7-9. Shawcross, No. 10. Variorum, 2 (2000), pp. 72-3.

ff. 93r-5r

DnJ 2140: John Donne, Loves Progress (‘Who ever loves, if he do not propose’)

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in Wit and Drollery (London, 1661). Poems (London, 1669) (as ‘Elegie XVIII’). Grierson, I, 116-19. (as ‘Elegie XVIII’). Gardner, Elegies, pp. 16-19. Shawcross, No. 20. Variorum, 2 (2000), pp. 301-3.

f. 96r-v

DnJ 629: John Donne, Change (‘Although thy hand and faith, and good workes too’)

Copy, untitled.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published, as ‘Elegie III’, in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 82-3 (as ‘Elegie III’). Gardner, Elegies, pp. 19-20. Shawcross, No. 16. Variorum, 2 (2000), p. 198.

ff. 96v-7r

DnJ 2293: John Donne, The Message (‘Send home my long strayd eyes to mee’)

Copy, untitled.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 43. Gardner, Elegies, pp. 30-1. Shawcross, No. 25.

f. 97r-v

DnJ 1535: John Donne, His Picture (‘Here take my picture. though I bid farewell’)

Copy, headed ‘Travelling he leaves his Picture with his mystris’.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published as ‘Elegie V’ in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 86-7 (as ‘Elegie V’). Gardner, Elegies, p. 25. Shawcross, No. 19. Variorum, 2 (2000), p. 264.

ff. 97v-8r

DnJ 1494: John Donne, His parting from her (‘Since she must go, and I must mourn, come Night’)

Copy of a 42-line version, headed ‘At his Mistris departure’.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published, in a 42-line version as ‘Elegie XIIII’, in Poems (London, 1635). Published complete (104 lines) in Poems (London, 1669). Grierson, I, 100-4 (as ‘Elegie XII’). Gardner, Elegies, pp. 96-100 (among her ‘Dubia’). Shawcross, No. 21. Variorum, 2 (2000), pp. 332-4 (with versions printed in 1635 and 1669 on pp. 335-6 and 336-8 respectively).

f. 98v

DnJ 1362: John Donne, The Flea (‘Marke but this flea, and marke in this’)

Copy, headed ‘The Flea’.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 40-1. Gardner, Elegies, p. 53. Shawcross, No. 60.

f. 99r

DnJ 1453: John Donne, The good-morrow (‘I wonder by my troth, what thou, and I’)

Copy, untitled.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 7-8. Gardner, Elegies, pp. 70-1. Shawcross, No. 32.

ff. 99v-100r

DnJ 2007: John Donne, Loves Deitie (‘I long to talke with some old lovers ghost’)

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 54. Gardner, Elegies, pp. 47-8. Shawcross, No. 64.

ff. 100r-1r

DnJ 1070: John Donne, Elegie on the Lady Marckham (‘Man is the World, and death th' Ocean’)

Copy, headed ‘A funerall Elegie vpon the Lady Markham’.

This MS collated in Grierson; recorded in Shawcross and in Milgate.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 279-81. Shawcross, No. 149. Milgate, Epithalamions, pp. 55-9. Variorum, 6 (1995), pp. 112-13.

ff. 101v-2v

DnJ 1015: John Donne, Elegie on Mris Boulstred (‘Death I recant, and say, unsaid by mee’)

Copy, headed ‘An funerall vpon Mris Bowlstred’, with corrections or emendations.

This MS collated in Grierson; recorded in Shawcross and in Milgate.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 282-4. Shawcross, No. 150. Milgate, Epithalamions, p. 59-61. Variorum, 6 (1995), pp. 129-30.

ff. 103r-4r

DnJ 3066: John Donne, The Storme (‘Thou which art I, ('tis nothing to be soe)’)

Copy, headed ‘Doctor Duns description of a a [sic] storme suffered in the Iland voyage 1597, & sent to Mr Ch Brooke’, with a correction or emendation.

This MS collated in Grierson; recorded in Milgate and in Shawcross.

First published (in full) in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 175-7. Milgate, Satires, pp. 55-7. Shawcross, No. 109.

ff. 104v-5v

DnJ 552: John Donne, The Calme (‘Our storme is past, and that storms tyrannous rage’)

Copy, headed ‘A Calme described’.

This MS collated in Grierson; recorded in Milgate and in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 178-80. Milgate, Satires, pp. 57-9. Shawcross, No. 110.

f. 105v

DnJ 3624: John Donne, The triple Foole (‘I am two fooles, I know’)

Copy, untitled, with corrections or emendations.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 16. Gardner, Elegies, p. 52. Shawcross, No. 40.

f. 106r-v

DnJ 3176: John Donne, To his Mistris Going to Bed (‘Come, Madam, come, all rest my powers defie’)

Copy, headed ‘Going to Bed’, with a note written along the margin ‘why may not a man write his owne Epithalamion if he can doe it so modestly’.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (London, 1669). Grierson, I, 119-21 (as ‘Elegie XIX. Going to Bed’). Gardner, Elegies, pp. 14-16. Shawcross, No. 15. Variorum, 2 (2000), pp. 163-4.

The various texts of this poem discussed in Randall McLeod, ‘Obliterature: Reading a Censored Text of Donne's “To his mistress going to bed”’, EMS, 12: Scribes and Transmission in English Manuscripts 1400-1700 (2005), 83-138.

f. 107r

DnJ 157: John Donne, Antiquary (‘If in his Studie he hath so much care’)

Copy, untitled, as No. ‘1’ under a general heading for f. 107r-v ‘Epigrams’.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Milgate; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 77. Milgate, Satires, p. 52. Shawcross, No. 93. Variorum, 8 (1995), pp. 5 (untitled and beginning ‘If, in his study, Hamon hath such care’), 8 (as ‘Antiquary’), and 11.

f. 107r

DnJ 896: John Donne, Disinherited (‘Thy father all from thee, by his last Will’)

Copy, untitled, as No. ‘2’.

This MS collated in Milgate and in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 77. Milgate, Satires, p. 52. Shawcross, No. 94. Variorum, 8 (1995), pp. 5 (untitled), 8 and 11.

f. 107r

DnJ 1913: John Donne, The Lier (‘Thou in the fields walkst out thy supping howers’)

Copy, untitled, as No. ‘3’.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Milgate; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in Sir John Simeon, ‘Unpublished Poems of Donne’, Miscellanies of the Philobiblon Society, 3 (London, 1856-7), No. 3, p. 31. Grierson, I, 78. Milgate, Satires, p. 53. Shawcross, No. 95. Variorum, 8 (1995), pp. 5 (untitled) and 8.

f. 107r

DnJ 2267: John Donne, Mercurius Gallo-Belgicus (‘Like Esops fellow-slaves, O Mercury’)

Copy, headed ‘Mercurius Gallobelgicus.Græcus’ and as No. ‘4’.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Milgate; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 78. Milgate, Satires, p. 53. Shawcross, No. 96. Variorum, 8 (1995), pp. 5, 8 and 11.

f. 107r

DnJ 2592: John Donne, Phryne (‘Thy flattering picture, Phryne, is like thee’)

Copy, untitled, as No. ‘5’.

This MS collated in Milgate; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 77. Milgate, Satires, p. 53. Shawcross, No. 97. Variorum, 8 (1995), pp. 5, 8 and 11.

f. 107v

DnJ 2403: John Donne, An obscure writer (‘Philo, with twelve yeares study, hath beene griev'd’)

Copy, untitled, as No. ‘6’.

This MS collated in Milgate; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 77. Milgate, Satires, p. 53. Shawcross, No. 98. Variorum, 8 (1995), pp. 6 (untitled), 9 and 11.

f. 107v

DnJ 1722: John Donne, Klockius (‘Klockius so deeply hath sworne, ne'r more to come’)

Copy, untitled, as No. ‘7’.

This MS collated in Milgate; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 77. Milgate, Satires, p. 54. Shawcross, No. 99. Variorum, 8 (1995), pp. 6, 9 and 11.

f. 107v

DnJ 2675: John Donne, Ralphius (‘Compassion in the world againe is bred’)

Copy, untitled, as No. ‘8’.

This MS collated in Milgate; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 78. Milgate, Satires, p. 54. Shawcross, No. 100. Variorum, 8 (1995), pp. 6, 9 and 11.

f. 107v

DnJ 1278: John Donne, Fall of a wall (‘Vnder an undermin'd, and shot-bruis'd wall’)

Copy, untitled, as No. ‘9’.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Milgate; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 76. Milgate, Satires, p. 51. Shawcross, No. 87. Variorum, 8 (1995), pp. 6 (untitled), 7 (as ‘Caso d'vn muro’), and 10 (as ‘Fall of a Wall’).

ff. 107v-9v

DnJ 1155: John Donne, Epithalamion made at Lincolnes Inne (‘The Sun-beames in the East are spred’)

Copy, headed ‘Epithalamion on a Citizen’.

This MS collated in Grierson; recorded in Shawcross and in Milgate.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 141-4. Shawcross, No. 106. Milgate, Epithalamions, pp. 3-6. Variorum, 8 (1995), pp. 87-9.

ff. 110-14v

DnJ 2422: John Donne, Obsequies to the Lord Harrington, brother to the Lady Lucy, Countesse of Bedford (‘Faire soule, which wast, not onely, as all soules bee’)

Copy, prefaced (f. 109v) by Donne's prose letter to the Countess.

This MS collated in Grierson; recorded in Shawcross and in Milgate.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 271-9. Shawcross, No. 153. Milgate, Epithalamions, pp. 66-74. Variorum, 6 (1995), pp. 177-82.

f. 114v

DnJ 2882: John Donne, A selfe accuser (‘Your mistris, that you follow whores, still taxeth you’)

Copy, headed ‘10th Epigram’.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Milgate; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 76. Milgate, Satires, p. 52. Shawcross, No. 89. Variorum, 8 (1995), pp. 8 and 10.

ff. 116r-25v

DnJ 1781: John Donne, The Lamentations of Jeremy, for the most part according to Tremelius (‘How sits this citie, late most populous’)

Copy, subscribed ‘J: D.’

This MS collated in Grierson and in Gardner; recorded in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 354-67. Gardner, Divine Poems, pp. 35-48. Shawcross, No. 187.

f. 126r

DnJ 3150: John Donne, ‘Thou hast made me, And shall thy worke decay?’

Copy, under a general heading ‘Devine Meditations’.

This MS collated in Grierson; recorded in Gardner and in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 322 (as ‘Holy Sonnets. I’). Gardner, Divine Poems, pp. 12-13. Shawcross, No. 174. Variorum, 7 Pt 1 (2005), pp. 5, 11, 103 (in three sequences).

f. 126r-v

DnJ 224: John Donne, ‘As due by many titles I resigne’

Copy, numbered ‘2’.

This MS collated in Grierson; recorded in Gardner and in Shawcross.

First published, as ‘Holy Sonnets. I’, in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 322 (as ‘Holy Sonnets. I’). Gardner, Divine Poems, p. 6. Shawcross, No. 162. Variorum, 7 Pt 1 (2005), pp. 5, 11, 21, 103 (in four sequences).

ff. 126v-7r

DnJ 2394: John Donne, ‘O might those sighes and teares return againe’

Copy, numbered ‘3’.

This MS collated in Grierson; recorded in Gardner and in Shawcross.

First published, as ‘Holy Sonnets. III’, in Poems (1635). Grierson, I, 323 (as ‘Holy Sonnets. III’). Gardner, Divine Poems, pp. 13-14. Shawcross, No. 176. Variorum, 7 Pt 1 (2005), pp. 6, 12, 104 (in three sequences).

f. 127r

DnJ 1301: John Donne, ‘Father, part of his double interest’

Copy, numbered ‘4’.

This MS collated in Grierson; recorded in Gardner and in Shawcross.

First published, as ‘Holy Sonnets. XII’, in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 329 (as ‘Holy Sonnets. XVI’). Gardner, Divine Poems, p. 12. Shawcross, No. 173. Variorum, 7 Pt 1 (2005), pp. 6, 12, 26, 110 (in four sequences).

f. 127r-v

DnJ 2486: John Donne, ‘Oh, my blacke Soule! now thou art summoned’

Copy, numbered ‘5’.

This MS collated in Grierson; recorded in Gardner and in Shawcross.

First published, as ‘Holy Sonnets. II’, in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 323 (as ‘Holy Sonnets. IV’). Gardner, Divine Poems, p. 7. Shawcross, No. 163. Variorum, 7 Pt 1 (2005), pp. 7, 21, 104 (in three sequences).

ff. 127v-8r

DnJ 3144: John Donne, ‘This is my playes last scene, here heavens appoint’

Copy, numbered ‘6’.

This MS collated in Grierson; recorded in Gardner and in Shawcross.

First published, as ‘Holy Sonnets. III’, in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 324 (as ‘Holy Sonnets. VI’). Gardner, Divine Poems, p. 7. Shawcross, No. 164. Variorum, 7 Pt 1 (2005), pp. 7, 22, 105 (in three sequences).

f. 128r

DnJ 1604: John Donne, ‘I am a little world made cunningly’

Copy, numbered ‘7’.

This MS collated in Grierson; recorded in Gardner and in Shawcross.

First published, as ‘Holy Sonnets. V’, in Poems (1635). Grierson, I, 324 (as ‘Holy Sonnets. V’). Gardner, Divine Poems, p. 13. Shawcross, No. 175. Variorum, 7 Pt 1 (2005), pp. 8, 14, 105 (in three sequences).

f. 128r-v

DnJ 239: John Donne, ‘At the round earths imagin'd corners, blow’

Copy, numbered ‘8’.

This MS collated in Grierson; recorded in Gardner and in Shawcross.

First published, as ‘Holy Sonnets. IV’, in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 325 (as ‘Holy Sonnets. VII’). Gardner, Divine Poems, p. 8. Shawcross, No. 165. Variorum, 7 Pt 1 (2005), pp. 8, 14, 22, 106 (in four sequences).

f. 128v

DnJ 1625: John Donne, ‘If poysonous mineralls, and if that tree’

Copy, numbered ‘9’.

This MS collated in Grierson; recorded in Gardner and in Shawcross.

First published, as ‘Holy Sonnets. V’, in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 326 (as ‘Holy Sonnets. IX’). Gardner, Divine Poems, p. 8. Shawcross, No. 166. Variorum, 7 Pt 1 (2005), pp. 9, 15, 23, 107 (in four sequences).

f. 129r

DnJ 1610: John Donne, ‘If faithfull soules be alike glorifi'd’

Copy, numbered ‘10’.

This MS collated in Grierson; recorded in Gardner and in Shawcross.

First published, as ‘Holy Sonnets. VIII’, in Poems (1635). Grierson, I, 325 (as ‘Holy Sonnets. VIII’). Gardner, Divine Poems, p. 14. Shawcross, No. 177.

f. 129r-v

DnJ 889: John Donne, ‘Death be not proud, though some have called thee’

Copy, numbered 11.

This MS collated in Grierson. Recorded in Gardner and in Shawcross.

First published, as ‘Holy Sonnets. VI’, in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 326 (as ‘Holy Sonnets. X’). Gardner, Divine Poems, p. 9. Shawcross, No. 167. Variorum, 7 Pt 1 (2005), pp. 10, 16, 23, 107 (in four sequences).

f. 129v

DnJ 3944: John Donne, ‘Wilt thou love God, as he thee! then digest’

Copy, numbered ‘12’.

This MS collated in Grierson; recorded in Gardner and in Shawcross.

First published, as ‘Holy Sonnets. XI’, in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 329 (as ‘Holy Sonnets. XV’). Gardner, Divine Poems, p. 11. Shawcross, No. 172.

ff. 130r-1r

DnJ 141: John Donne, The Annuntiation and Passion (‘Tamely, fraile body, 'abstaine to day. to day’)

Copy, headed ‘Vppon the Annuntiation & Passion falling vpon one day Anno Dni 1608’.

This MS collated in Grierson; recorded in Gardner and in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 334-6. Gardner, Divine Poems, pp. 29-30 (as ‘Upon the Annunciation and Passion falling upon one day. 1608’). Shawcross, No. 183.

f. 131r

CoH 107: Henry Constable, To our blessed Lady (‘In that (O Queene of queenes) thy byrth was free’)

Copy, headed ‘On the blessed virgin’.

This MS collated in Grierson.

First published in John Donne, Poems (London, 1635). Heliconia (1815), II, Spirituall Sonnettes, p. 5. The Poems of John Donne, ed. Herbert J. C. Grierson (2 vols, Oxford, 1912), I, 427. Grundy, p. 185.

ff. 131v-6v

DnJ 1936: John Donne, The Litanie (‘Father of Heaven, and him, by whom’)

Copy, headed ‘A Letanie’, with corrections or emendations.

This MS collated in Grierson and in Shawcross; recorded in Gardner.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 338-48. Gardner, Divine Poems, pp. 16-26. Shawcross, No. 184.

f. 137r-v

DnJ 1425: John Donne, Goodfriday, 1613. Riding Westward (‘Let mans Soule be a spheare, and then, in this’)

Copy, headed ‘Good Fryday’.

This MS collated in Grierson; recorded in Gardner and in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 336-7. Gardner, Divine Poems, pp. 30-1. Shawcross, No. 185.

ff. 138r-40r

DnJ 772: John Donne, La Corona (‘Deigne at my hands this crown of prayer and praise’)

Copy of the sequence of seven sonnets, headed ‘The Crowne’.

This MS collated in Grierson; recorded in Gardner and in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 318-21. Gardner, Divine Poems, pp. 1-5. Shawcross, No. 160.

f. 140r-v

DnJ 1559: John Donne, A Hymne to Christ, at the Authors last going into Germany (‘In what torne ship soever I embarke’)

Copy, headed ‘At his going wth my lo: of Doncaster. 1619’.

This MS collated in Grierson. Recorded in Gardner and in Shawcross.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 352-3. Gardner, Divine Poems, pp. 48-9. Shawcross, No. 190.

ff. 162r-80r, 182r-5r

DnJ 4077: John Donne, Paradoxes and Problems

Copy of ten Paradoxes and nineteen Problems, headed ‘Problemes’.

This MS recorded by Evelyn Simpson in RES, 10 (1934), 412.

Eleven Paradoxes and ten Problems first published in Juvenilia: or Certaine Paradoxes and Problemes (London, 1633). Twelve Paradoxes and seventeen Problems published in Paradoxes, Problems, Essayes (London, 1652). Two more Problems published in 1899 and 1927 (see DnJ 4073, DnJ 4089). Twelve Paradoxes and eighteen Problems reprinted in Paradoxes and Problemes by John Donne (London, 1923). Twelve Paradoxes (Nos XI and XII relegated to ‘Dubia’) and nineteen Problems (No. XI by Edward Herbert) edited in Peters.

f. 180r-v

DnJ 4062: John Donne, The Character of a Scott at the First Sight

Copy, headed ‘The description of a Scote at first Sight’.

This MS recorded by Evelyn Simpson in RES, 10 (1934), 412.

First published in Paradoxes, Problems, Essayes (London, 1652). Hayward, pp. 414-15. Peters, pp. 59-62 (among ‘Dubia’). The authorship discussed in Dennis Flynn, ‘Three Unnoticed Companion Essays to Donne's “An Essay of Valour”’, BNYPL, 73 (1969), 424-39.

ff. 180v-2r

DnJ 4094: John Donne, The True Character of a Dunce

Copy, headed ‘A Dunce’.

This MS recorded by Evelyn Simpson in RES, 10 (1934), 412.

First published in Sir Thomas Overbury, A Wife, 11th impression (London, 1622). Paradoxes, Problems, Essayes (London, 1652). Hayward, pp. 415-17. Peters, pp. 59-62 (among ‘Dubia’). The authorship discussed in Dennis Flynn, ‘Three Unnoticed Companion Essays to Donne's “An Essay of Valour”’, BNYPL, 73 (1969), 424-39.

EL 6898

A folio volume comprising two independent tracts bound together, in two separate hands, 81 leaves (plus a number of blanks), in contemporary limp vellum. c.1620s-30s.

Inscribed (f. iir)by the second Earl of Bridgewater, misidentifying the first item as ‘A Treatise about Impositions’.

ff. [2r-40r]

CtR 24: Sir Robert Cotton, An Answer made by Command of Prince Henry, to Certain Propositions of Warre and Peace

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, untitled.

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).

ff. [44r-81v]

BcF 740: Francis Bacon, The Office of Compositions for Alienations

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, with a title-page ‘Of the Lately erected service called the office of Composicons for Alienacons’.

A tract, beginning ‘All the finances of revenues of the imperial crown of this realm of England...’. Discussed in Spedding, IX, 120-1. By William Lambarde (1536-1601), whose partly autograph MS (1590) is in the Folger (MS V.a.208), but the work is frequently ascribed to Bacon, who may have used and adapted it at the time of the debate on alienations in October 1601.

EL 6908

A quarto copy, in a professional hand, disbound. c.1625-30s.

CtR 361: Sir Robert Cotton, A Relation of the Proceedings against Ambassadors who have miscarried themselves, etc. ...[27 April 1624]

Tract, addressed to George, Duke of Buckingham, beginning ‘In humble obedience to your Grace's Command, I am emboldned to present my poor advice...’. Cottoni posthuma (1651), pp. 1-9.

EL 7041

Copy, on iii + 95 quarto leaves (varying slightly in size), in contemporary limp vellum gilt, with traces of ties. Closely written in a single secretary hand, with a title-page in italic and secretary scripts added later, ‘A vewe of the present / state of Irelande, / discoursed / by way of a dialogue / betweene / Eudoxius & Irenius / E. S.’, and with a now separated index in a different cursive secretary hand on two conjugate quarto leaves. c.1596-early 1600s.

SpE 58: Edmund Spenser, A View of the Present State of Ireland

Edited from this MS in Variorum. The cockatrice watermark illustrated in Jean R. Brink, ‘Appropriating the Author of The Faerie Queene: The Attribution of the View of the Present State of Ireland and A Brief Note of Ireland to Edmund Spenser’, in Soundings of Things Done: Essays in Early Modern Literature in Honor of S. K. Heninger, Jr., ed. Peter E. Medine and Joseph Wittreich (Newark, Delaware, 1997), 93-136 (p. 98).

First published in Sir James Ware, The Historie of Ireland (Dublin, 1633). Variorum, Prose Works (ed. Rudolf Gottfried), pp. 39-231.

Spenser's authorship of this ‘View’ is generally accepted, especially in light of the comparable views about Ireland in The Faerie Queene. A cautionary note about authorship is sounded, however, in Jean R. Brink, ‘Constructing the View of the Present State of Ireland’, Spenser Studies, 11 (1994), 203-28; in her ‘Appropriating the Author of The Faerie Queene: The Attribution of the View of the Present State of Ireland and A Brief Note of Ireland to Edmund Spenser’, in Soundings of Things Done: Essays in Early Modern Literature in Honor of S.K. Heninger, Jr., ed. Peter E. Medine and Joseph Wittreich (Newark, Delaware, 1997), 93-136. See also, inter alia, Andrew Hadfield, ‘Certainties and Uncertainties: By Way of Response to Jean Brink’, Spenser Studies, 12 (1998), 197-202, and Jean R. Brink, ‘Spenser and the Irish Question: Reply to Andrew Hadfield’, Spenser Studies, 13 (1999), 265-6.

EL 7976

A folio composite volume of state tracts, in various hands, in calf (rebacked). Early-mid-17th century.

Bearing a list of contents in the hand of John Egerton, first Earl of Bridgewater (1579-1649).

item 3

RaW 666: Sir Walter Ralegh, A Discourse touching a War with Spain, and of the Protecting of the Netherlands

Copy, in a professional predominantly secretary hand, headed ‘A discourse touchinge the prsent consultacon concerninge the peace wth Spaine and the retayninge of the Netherlands in societie and pteccon written the first yeare of Kinge James 1602’, and docketed in another hand on a blank leaf ‘Concerning Peace wth Spaine & Netherlands 1602’, on ii + 24 folio leaves. c.1630.

A tract addressed to James I and beginning ‘It belongeth not to me to judge whether the king of Spain hath done wrong to the Netherlands...’. First published in Three Discourses of Sir Walter Ralegh (London 1702). Works (1829), VIII, 299-316.

item 5

RaW 591: Sir Walter Ralegh, A Dialogue between a Counsellor of State and a Justice of the Peace

Copy in a secretary hand, with the dedication to the King, incomplete, headed ‘Out of the Dialogue betweene a Counsellor and a Justice of Peace’, on nine folio leaves. c.1630.

A treatise, with a dedicatory epistle to James I beginning ‘Those that are suppressed and hopeless are commonly silent ...’, the dialogue beginning ‘Now, sir, what think you of Mr. St. John's trial in the Star-chamber?...’. First published as The Prerogative of Parliaments in England (‘Midelburge’ and ‘Hamburg’ [i.e. London], 1628). Works (1829), VIII, 151-221.

item 9

CtR 295: 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, untitled, on 20 folio leaves. c.1630.

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].

EL 8178E

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, on 50 quarto leaves (plus four blanks), in contemporary vellum. Untitled (but for the text from ‘Abak: Cap: 1 verse .4.’); inscribed ‘Mr: Hooker’ by the second Earl of Bridgewater (1622-86). Late 16th-early 17th century.

HkR 5: Richard Hooker, A Learned Discourse of Justification, Works, and How the Foundation of Faith is Overthrown

This MS collated in Folger edition, Volume V.

First published in Oxford, 1612. Keble, III, 483-547. Folger edition, Volume V, pp. 105-69.

EL 8371

Copy, in a professional hand, on 232 folio pages. Late 17th century.

HaG 11: George Savile, First Marquess of Halifax, The Character of a Trimmer

Among the papers of the Egerton family, Earls of Bridgewater.

This MS collated in Brown, I, 345-96.

First published, ascribed to ‘the Honourable Sir W[illiam] C[oventry]’, in London, 1688. Foxcroft, II, 273-342. Brown, I, 178-243.

EL 8374

See Duke of Sutherland (EgE 00).

EL 8376

See Duke of Sutherland (EgE 00).

EL 8378

Copy, in a small professional secretary hand, v + 457 + iii quarto leaves, in contemporary vellum. Including dedication ‘To the Reader’, a list of authors, and at the end a table of contents, lacking a title-page but inscribed by the second Earl of Bridgewater ‘Sr: Henry Wotton, of ye State of Christendome’. 1st half 17th century.

WoH 300: Sir Henry Wotton, The State of Christendom

A lengthy treatise, beginning ‘After that I had lived many years in voluntary exile and banishment...’. First published in London, 1657. Wotton's authorship is not certain.

EL 8383

Copy, in two cantos, on ten pages of a quire of eight folio leaves, numbered ‘14’. c.1630s.

DaW 31.5: Sir William Davenant, Jeffereidos, Or the Captivitie of Jeffery (‘A Sayle! a sayle! cry'd they, who did consent’)

First published in Madagascar (London, 1638). Gibbs, pp. 37-43.

EL 8385

Copy of 33 maxims, in a professional hand, on ten pages of a folio booklet in a decorated gilt wrapper. Headed ‘Certaine Observations Or Maxims of State. By the late Marq of Hal--x’, the text followed (pp. 10-12) by 14 supplementary maxims by ‘Mr: Cha[rles] M[ontagu]’. c.1700.

HaG 36: George Savile, First Marquess of Halifax, Maxims of the Great Almansor

Among the papers of the Egerton family, Earls of Bridgewater.

This MS collated in Brown, I, 398-401.

First published, anonymously, under the heading The following Maxims were found amongst the Papers of the Great Almanzor…[&c] (London, 1693). Foxcroft, II, 447-53. Brown, I, 292-5.

EL 8402

Copy, 6 leaves.

ClE 86: Edward Hyde, First Earl of Clarendon, The Humble Petition and Address of Clarendon in 1667

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.

EL 8405

Copy, in a single professional hand, headed ‘A Collection of Proceedings in the House of Commons about Impeaching the Earl of Clarendon...1667’, with other proceedings, 245 folio pages, in contemporary vellum. c.1667.

ClE 115: Edward Hyde, First Earl of Clarendon, Impeachment Proceedings against Clarendon in 1667

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.

EL 8729

MS of three poems by Jonson in a professional mixed hand, on two pairs of conjugate quarto leaves, foliated in pencil 42-45 (ff. 44v-5v blank), endorsed in two hands with a note in French and ‘Mr Ben: Johnsons Expostulatio wth Inigo Jones’, disbound. c.1631.

Among papers of the Egerton family, Earls of Bridgewater.

This MS erroneously described as autograph by Herford & Simpson.

ff. 42r-3v

JnB 248: Ben Jonson, An Expostulacon wth Inigo Iones (‘Mr Surueyr, you yt first begann’)

Copy, in a mixed hand.

Edited from this MS in Herford & Simpson.

First published in The Works of Ben Jonson, 7 vols, ed. Peter Whalley (London, 1756). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 402-6.

ff. 43v-4r

JnB 488: Ben Jonson, To Inigo Marquess Would be A Corollary (‘But cause thou hearst ye mighty k. of Spaine’)

Copy, in a mixed hand.

Edited from this MS in Herford & Simpson. Facsimile of f. 44r in Mark Bland, ‘Jonson, Biathanatos and the Interpretation of Manuscript Evidence’, SB, 51 (1998), 154-82 (p. 168).

First published in The Works of Ben Jonson, ed. Peter Whalley, 7 vols (London, 1756). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 406-7.

f. 44r

JnB 474: Ben Jonson, To a ffreind an Epigram Of him (‘Sr Inigo doth feare it as I heare’)

Copy, in a mixed hand, subscribed ‘Ben: Johnson’.

Edited from this MS in Herford & Simpson. Facsimile of f. 44r in Mark Bland, ‘Jonson, Biathanatos and the Interpretation of Manuscript Evidence’, SB, 51 (1998), 154-82 (p. 168).

First published in The Works of Ben Jonson, ed. Peter Whalley, 7 vols (London, 1756). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 407-8.

EL 8736-8738

A quarto booklet of poems, in a single probably professional hand, on eight leaves, foliated 59-63 (64r-6v blank), unbound. Late 17th century.

ff. 59r-60r

EtG 7: Sir George Etherege, Ephelia to Bajazet (‘How far are they deceived who hope in vain’)

Copy.

This entry separately classified as EL 8736A. Collated in Thorpe.

First published in Female Poems On several Occasions: Written by Ephelia (London, 1679). Thorpe, pp. 9-10. Harold Love's edition of Rochester (1999), pp. 94-5.

ff. 60v-1v

RoJ 617: John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester, A Very Heroical Epistle in Answer to Ephelia (‘Madam. / If you're deceived, it is not by my cheat’)

Copy.

This entry separately classified as EL 8736B. This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker

First published in the broadside A Very Heroical Epistle from My Lord All-Pride to Dol-Common (London, 1679). Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). Vieth, pp. 113-15. Walker, pp. 112-14. Love, pp. 95-7.

f. 62r-v

RoJ 214: John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester, On Poet Ninny (‘Crushed by that just contempt his follies bring’)

This MS separately classified as EL 8737.

Edited in part from this MS in Vieth. Collated in Walker.

First published in Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). Vieth, pp. 141-2. Walker, pp. 115-16. Love, pp. 107-8.

f. 63r-v

RoJ 198: John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester, My Lord All-Pride (‘Bursting with pride, the loathed impostume swells’)

This entry separately classified as EL 8738.

This MS recorded in Vieth. Collated in Walker

First published, as ‘Epigram upon my Lord All-pride’, in the broadside A Very Heroical Epistle from My Lord All-Pride to Dol-Common (London, 1679). Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). Vieth, pp. 142-3. Walker, pp. 116-17. Love, pp. 93-4.

EL 8767

Autograph fair copy, headed ‘On the Right honoble: Alice Countess of Carberry's enriching Wales with her presence’, on both sides of a single quarto leaf. Autograph fair copy, headed ‘On the Right honoble: Alice Countess of Carberry's enriching Wales with her presence’, on both sides of a single quarto leaf. c.1652.

*PsK 491: Katherine Philips, To the Right Honobl. Alice, Countess of Carberry, at her enriching Wales with her presence (‘Madam, / As when the first day dawn'd, man's greedy ey’)

Among papers of the Egerton family, Earls of Bridgewater (Alice, Countess of Carbery, being daughter of John Egerton, first Earl of Bridgewater).

This MS identified and discussed, with a facsimile, in Hageman & Sununu, EMS, 4 (1993), pp. 180-3. Facsimile of both pages also in Elizabeth H. Hageman, ‘Making a Good Impression: Early Texts of Poems and Letters by Katherine Philips, the “Matchless Orinda”’, South Central Review, 11 (Summer 1994), 39-65 (pp 41-2).

First published in Poems (1664), pp. 31-3. Poems (1667), pp. 16-17. Saintsbury, pp. 516-17. Thomas, I, 84-5, poem 13.

EL 8770

A quarto miscellany of poems on affairs of state entitled A Collection of the best Poems, Lampoons, Songs & Satyrs from the Revolucon 1688. to 1692, in at least two professional hands, on 237 pages (plus numerous blanks) and with a two-page table of contents, in blind-stamped calf. c.late 1690s.

Among the papers of the Egerton family, Earls of Bridgewater.

pp. 25-6

DrJ 233: John Dryden, Upon the Death of the Viscount Dundee (‘O Last and best of Scots! who didst maintain’)

Copy, headed ‘On Ld. Dundee’.

This MS collated in California.

First published in Poetical Miscellanies: The Fifth Part (London, 1704). Poems on Affairs of State…Part III (London, 1704). Kinsley, IV, 1777. California, III, 222. Hammond, III, 219.

pp. 86-7

DoC 11: Charles Sackville, Sixth Earl of Dorset, Advice to Lovers (‘Damon, if thou wilt believe me’)

Copy, headed ‘Answer’, following (pp. 85-6) ‘Song. By E. Dorset’ [i.e. John Howe] beginning ‘Dy wretched Damon, Dy quickly to ease her’.

This MS collated in Harris.

First published in Banquet of Musick…The Fifth Book (London, 1691). Harris, pp. 83-4. Some texts are preceded by John Howe's song ‘Dy wretched Damon, Dy quickly to ease her’.

pp. 91-4

DrJ 142: John Dryden, Prologue To The Prophetess. Spoken by Mr. Betterton (‘What Nostradame, with all his Art can guess’)

Copy.

This MS collated in California.

First published in Thomas Betterton, The Prophetess: or, The History of Dioclesian (London, 1690). Poems on Affairs of State, Part III (London, 1698). Kinsley, II, 556-7. California, III, 255-6. Hammond, III, 231-4.

pp. 150-3

DoC 296: Charles Sackville, Sixth Earl of Dorset, A True Account of the Birth and Conception of a Late Famous Poem call'd ‘The Female Nine’ (‘When Monmouth the chaste read those impudent lines’)

Copy, following (on pp. 143-50) ‘The Female Nine’ and headed ‘An Excellent new Ballad Giveing a true Account of the Birth & Conception of a late famous Poem - Call'd the Female Nine. To the Tune of Packington's Pount’.

Edited from this MS in POAS; collated in Harris.

First published in POAS, V (1971), 211-13. Harris, pp. 25-7.

pp. 155-6

SeC 32: Sir Charles Sedley, Prologue to the Stroulers (‘Beauty and Wit so barely you requite’)

Copy, headed ‘Prologue. By Sr Cha: Sidley To the Strowlers’, the poem here dated 1690.

First published in Poems on Affairs of State (London, 1698). Sola Pinto, I, 49.

EL 8780

Copy, on eight folio pages. Mid-late 17th century.

CoA 165: Abraham Cowley, A Satyre. The Puritan and the Papist (‘So two rude waves, by stormes together throwne’)

Among the papers of the Egerton family, Earls of Bridgewater.

First published, anonymously, [Oxford], 1643. Ascribed to Cowley in Wit and Loyalty Reviv'd (London, 1682). Waller, II, 149-57. Sparrow, pp. 17-28. J.H.A. Sparrow, ‘The Text of Cowley's Satire The Puritan and the Papist’, Anglia, 58 (1934), 78-102.

EL 8793

Copy on six folio pages. Late 17th century.

RoJ 162: 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’)

Among the papers of the Egerton family, Earls of Bridgewater.

This MS recorded in Vieth; collated in Walker.

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.

EL 8798

Copy on three pages of two conjugate folio leaves, endorsed ‘Sr Arthur Terringham An Elegy upon lady Haddington’. c.1630.

CoR 154: Richard Corbett, An Elegie Upon the death of the Lady Haddington who dyed of the small Pox (‘Deare Losse, to tell the world I greiue were true’)

Among the papers of the Egerton family, Earls of Bridgewater.

First published in Certain Elegant Poems (London, 1647). Bennett & Trevor-Roper, pp. 59-62. The last 42 lines, beginning ‘O thou deformed unwomanlike disease’, in Parnassus Biceps (London, 1656), p. 48.

EL 8808

Copy, in a professional rounded hand, on five folio pages, once folded as a letter or packet, slightly imperfect. Late 17th century.

RoJ 104.35: John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester, The History of Insipids (‘Chaste, pious, prudent, Charles the Second’)

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.

EL 8843

Copy, untitled, on the first two pages of two conjugate folio leaves. Mid-17th century.

ShJ 69: James Shirley, A Songe (‘Coblers and Coopers and the rest’)

Among the papers of the Egerton family, Earls of Bridgewater.

First published in R. G. Howard, ‘Some Unpublished Poems of James Shirley’, RES, 9 (1933), 24-9 (pp. 27-8). Armstrong, pp. 46-7.

EL 8848

Copy.

CoA 206.5: Abraham Cowley, The Garden

Verses first published in Poems upon Divers Occasions (London, 1667). The whole essay first published, among Several Discourses by way of Essays, in Verse and Prose, in Works (London, 1668). Waller, II, 420-8.

EL 8849

Copy on a single folio leaf. Mid-17th century.

DeJ 35: Sir John Denham, Elegy on the Death of Judge Crooke (‘This was the Man! the Glory of the Gown’)

Among the papers of the Egerton family, Earls of Bridgewater.

This MS recorded in O Hehir, Harmony, p. 48.

First published in The Topographer for the year 1790 (London, 1790), II, 177. Banks, pp. 156-8.

EL 8864

Copy, in a cursive hand, on one side of a single folio leaf. Untitled, here beginning ‘Here rests wise & valiant dust’, endorsed in three different hands and inks ‘Epitaphe upon the E. of Strafford Angl:’, ‘Upon the Earle of Strafforde’, and ‘Vpon the E. of Strafforde’. Mid-17th century.

ClJ 200: John Cleveland, Epitaph on the Earl of Strafford (‘Here lies Wise and Valiant Dust’)

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).

EL 8870

Copy of a 52-line version, in a professional hand, untitled, on both sides of a single large folio leaf.

MaA 486: Andrew Marvell, Further Advice to a Painter (‘Painter once more thy Pencell reassume’)

This MS recorded in Osborne.

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.

EL 8876

Copy, untitled, on three folio pages. Mid-17th century.

DeJ 91: Sir John Denham, A Speech against Peace at the Close Committee (‘But will you now to Peace incline’)

Among the papers of the Egerton family, Earls of Bridgewater.

This MS recorded in O Hehir, Hieroglyphicks, p. 43.

First published as a broadside entitled Mr. Hampdens speech occasioned upon the Londoners Petition for Peace [Lonon, 1643]. Poems and Translations (London, 1668). Banks, pp. 122-7.

EL 8892

Copy, in an italic hand, untitled, here beginning ‘There is a gardine in hir face’, on one side of a single trimmed folio leaf, once folded as a letter or packet. Early 17th century.

CmT 102: Thomas Campion, ‘There is a Garden in her face’

First published in Robert Jones, Ultimum Vale (London, 1605). Campion, The Third and Fourth Booke of Ayres (London, [1617]), Book IV, No. vii. Davis, pp. 174-6. Doughtie, p. 212.

EL 8899

Copy of a 326-line version, headed ‘Coopers Hill, by Sr: John Denham (Betweene this & Windsore, whence this Survey)’ and beginning ‘Sure we have Poets that did never dreame’, with annotations and emendations in the hand of the second Earl olf Bridgewater, on five folio leaves. Mid-17th century.

DeJ 16: Sir John Denham, Cooper's Hill (‘Sure there are Poets which did never dream’)

Among the papers of the Egerton family, Earls of Bridgewater.

Edited from this MS (as his ‘Draft I’) in O Hehir, pp. 77-90 (and collated and described pp. 42-4).

First published in London, 1642. Poems and Translations (London, 1668). Banks, pp. 62-89. O Hehir, Hieroglyphicks.

EL 8917

Copy on a single folio leaf. Late 17th century.

DrJ 119: John Dryden, Prologue to Amboyna (‘As needy Gallants in the Scriv'ners hands’)

Among the papers of the Egerton family, Earls of Bridgewater.

First published in Amboyna (London, 1673). Kinsley, I, 150-1. Danchin, II, 471 et seq. Hammond, I, 270-3.

EL 8918

Copy on a single folio leaf. Late 17th century.

DrJ 18: John Dryden, Epilogue [to Amboyna] (‘A Poet once the Spartans led to fight’)

Among the papers of the Egerton family, Earls of Bridgewater

First published in Amboyna (London, 1673). Kinsley, I, 152. Danchin, II (1981), 474. Hammond, I, 273-4.

EL 8922

Copy, headed ‘Prologue’, on a single folio leaf. Late 17th century.

DrJ 122: John Dryden, Prologue [to An Evening's Love] (‘When first over Poet set himself to write’)

Among the papers of the Egerton family, Earls of Bridgewater.

This MS collated in California.

First published in An Evening's Love, or The Mock-Astrologer (London, 1671). Kinsley, I, 122-3. California, X, 214-15. Hammond, I, 216-19.

EL 8923

Copy, headed ‘Prologue to ye opening ye Theatre Royall’, on a single folio leaf. Late 17th century.

DrJ 115: John Dryden, A Prologue spoken at the Opening of the New House, Mar. 26. 1674 (‘A Plain Built House after so long a stay’)

Among the papers of the Egerton family, Earls of Bridgewater.

Printed from this MS in Helene Maxwell Hooker, ‘Dryden and Shadwell's Tempest’, HLQ, 6 (1942-3), 224-8; collated in California.

First published in Miscellany Poems (London, 1684). Kinsley, I, 378-9. California, I, 148-50. Hammond, I, 282-4.

EL 8925

Copy, on a single folio leaf. In a professional hand, headed ‘Epilogue at ye opening the Theatre Royall’ and here beginning ‘Though what our prologue said were sadly true’. Late 17th century.

DrJ 15: John Dryden, Epilogue by the same Author (‘Though what our Prologue said was sadly true’)

Among the papers of the Egerton family, Earls of Bridgewater.

This MS collated in California.

First published in Miscellany Poems (London, 1684). Kinsley, I, 379-80. California, I, 150-1. Hammond, I, 284-6.

EL 11143

Autograph account book, written from both ends, in a small quarto volume of 199 pages, of which 54 bear writing, in contemporary limp vellum. Inscribed on a paste-down ‘Jane Cauendysshe / Michelmass 1635 / My Personall Esteat, in this Booke’, and containing detailed and occasionally dated entries over a long period including inventories and accounts of receipts and expenditure for clothing, linen, plate, jewellery, and other personal and household goods. c.1635-64.

*C&E 196: Jane Cheyne and Elizabeth Egerton, Account Book of Lady Jane Cheyne

Unpublished.

EL 11637

Copy of Psalms 1-150, untitled, on 118 folio leaves (plus three blanks), in contemporary vellum. In a professional secretary hand, with three lines in black ink possibly added in a second hand after Psalm 23 on f. 17r. End of 16th-early 17th century.

SiP 78: Sir Philip Sidney, The Psalms of David

Contemporary ownership of one Henry Platt.

This MS described in Cecil C. Seronsy, ‘Another Huntington Manuscript of the Sidney Psalms’, HLQ, 29 (1965-6), 109-16.

Psalms 1-43 translated by Sidney. Psalms 44-150 translated by his sister, the Countess of Pembroke. First published complete in London, 1823, ed. S.W. Singer. Psalms 1-43, without the Countess of Pembroke's revisions, edited in Ringler, pp. 265-337. Psalms 1-150 in her revised form edited in The Psalms of Sir Philip Sidney and the Countess of Pembroke, ed. J.C.A. Rathmell (New York, 1963). Psalms 44-150 also edited in The Collected Works of Mary Sidney Herbert Countess of Pembroke (1988), Vol. II.

EL 11640

Copy, headed ‘The fall of Angells or Man in Innocency’, in a single professional hand, on twenty folio leaves (plus one blank), disbound. c.1674-7.

DrJ 292: John Dryden, The State of Innocence, and Fall of Man

Among the papers of the Egerton family, Earls of Bridgewater.

This MS discussed by George W. Whiting in ‘Dryden's Abortive Opera’, TLS (24 December 1931), p. 1041, and in ‘The Ellesmere MS. of “The State of Innocence”’, TLS (14 January 1932), p. 28; also discussed in Hamilton.

First published in London, 1677. Scott-Saintsbury, V, 93-178. See Vinton A. Dearing, ‘Textual Analysis of Dryden's State of Innocence’, TEXT, 2 (1985), 12-23.

EL 11641

Copy, in a single professional hand, without a title-page, 52 folio leaves, inscribed ‘by ye Earle of Orery’ in the hand of John Egerton (1623-86), second Earl of Bridgewater, Privy Counsellor, and numbered by him ‘7.’, lacking covers. c.1665.

OrR 33: Roger Boyle, Baron Broghill and Earl of Orrery, Mustapha

This MS collated in Clark.

First performed on the London stage 3 April 1665. First published, as Mustapha, The Son of Solyman the Magnificent, London, 1668. Clark, I, 225-304.

EL 11642

Copy, on 30 folio leaves (plus 13 blanks), lacking covers. In a single professional hand, without a title page but with decorated heading ‘Henry ye Fifth’, inscribed ‘by ye Ea: of Orery’ in the hand of John Egerton (1623-86), second Earl of Bridgewater, Privy Counsellor, and numbered by him ‘8.’ c.1664.

OrR 18: Roger Boyle, Baron Broghill and Earl of Orrery, Henry the Fifth

This MS collated in Clark.

First performed on the London stage 13 August 1664. First published London, 1668. Clark, I, 165-224.

FBL 30

A folio volume of legal and state tracts, letters and reports, principally in one secretary hand, c.127 leaves (including a number of blanks) in all, in contemporary limp vellum. End of 16th century.

Possibly once owned by the judge Sir Gilbert Gerard (d.1593), whose name appears together with those of Thomas Martin, John Clarke, W. Davies, Thomas Goodfellowe and John Elmes on covers and endpapers.

Later in the library of the Duke of Westminster, Eaton Hall, Cheshire. Sotheby's, 19 July 1966, lot 480, and 21 July 1981, lot 436, sold to the Bacon Library, Claremont, California.

Recorded in HMC, 3rd Report (1872), Appendix, p. 212. Complete set of photocopies in British Library, RP 2214.

ff. [70v-2v]

BcF 201.6: Francis Bacon, Discourse upon the Commission of Bridewell

Copy, on five pages.

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.