Copy of a text of the entertainment, in a secretary hand, on two pairs of conjugate folio leaves, sent, probably by a member of the Harefield household, to Matthew Hutton, Archbishop of York, August 1602. 1602.
DaJ 290.8: Sir John Davies, An Entertainment at Harefield
Edited from this MS in Correspondence of Dr Matthew Hutton, ed. J. Raine, Surtees Society, 17 (1843), pp. 282-5. Recorded in Gabriel Heaton, Writing and Reading Royal Entertainments from George Gascoigne to Ben Jonson (Oxford, 2010), pp. 108-9.
The fullest text of what are taken to be the extant portions of the Entertainment at Harefield, 31 July-2 August 1602, is edited in The Complete Works of John Lyly, ed. R. Warwick Bond (Oxford, 1902), I, 491-504, where it is suggested that probably the prose and the Mariner's song were written by Lyly and the rest chiefly by Davies (see I, 534-5). Krueger, following Grosart, accepts the prose too as Davies's (see Krueger, pp. 409-11). It is argued that ‘Davies probably wrote all of the Harefield entertainment’ in Gabriel Heaton, Writing and Reading Royal Entertainments (Oxford, 2010), pp. 100-16.
ZDA* MIC. 1254/1659
A miscellany, including a play and academic work relating to both Oxford (in 1648) and Cambridge. c.1700.
Among papers possibly owned by the Darley family of Aldby.
• DrJ 2.91: John Dryden, Absalom and Achitophel (‘In pious times, e'r Priest-craft did begin’)
Copy, headed ‘Absolom & Ahithophel’, with marginal glosses, on 23 quarto pages.
First published in London, 1681. Kinsley, I, 215-43. California, II, 2-36. Hammond, I, 450-532.
ZK MIC 1275/9785
An unbound collection of poems chiefly of a bawdy nature or on affairs of state (including a number in the Rochester and apocryphal Rochester canon), in a non-professional hand, possibly derived at least in part from printed sources, 29 folio leaves. c.1700.
Among the papers of the Turner family of Kirkleatham.
• RoJ 353.5: John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester, A Satyr on Charles II (‘I' th' isle of Britain long since famous grown’)
Copy, headed ‘Vpon the King by ye Late Ld Rochester’.
First published in Poems on Affairs of State (London, 1704). Vieth, pp. 60-1. Walker, pp. 74-5. Love (five versions), pp. 85-6, 86-7, 88, 89-90, 90. The manuscript texts discussed, with detailed collations, in Harold Love, ‘Rochester's “I' th' isle of Britain”: Decoding a Textual Tradition’, EMS, 6 (1997), 175-223.
• RoJ 44.5: John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester, Dialogue (‘When to the King I bid good morrow’)
Copy, headed ‘On A Rareshow by ye Ld Rochester’ and here beginning ‘When first I bid King Charles good morrow’.
First published in Vieth, pp. 129-30. Walker, pp. 102-3. Love, p. 91, as ‘Dialogue L: R.’
• RoJ 66.5: John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester, The Disabled Debauchee (‘As some brave admiral, in former war’)
Copy, headed ‘The Maimed Debauchee by ye Ld R--r’.
First published in Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). Vieth, pp. 116-17. Walker, pp. 97-9. Love, pp. 44-5.
• BuS 27: Samuel Butler, Dildoides (‘Such a sad Tale prepare to hear’)
Dated in some sources 1672 but not published until 1706.
• RoJ 539.5: John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester, Tunbridge Wells (‘At five this morn, when Phoebus raised his head’)
Copy, headed ‘Tunbridge Wells by ye Ld R--r’.
First published in Richard Head, Proteus Redivivus: or the Art of Wheedling (London, 1675). Vieth, pp. 73-80. Walker, pp. 69-74. Love, pp. 49-54.
• DoC 279.5: Charles Sackville, Sixth Earl of Dorset, To Mr. Edward Howard, on his Incomparable, Incomprehensible Poem Called ‘The British Princes’ (‘Come on, ye critics! Find one fault who dare’)
Copy, headed ‘Hillaria Lib: 3. to Ned Howard by ye L--d R--r: 4 Miscellany: pag: 298’.
First published in Poems on Several Occasions, By the Right Honourable, the E. of R[ochester] (‘Antwerpen’ [i.e. London], 1680). POAS, I (1963), 338-9. Harris, pp. 7-9.
• DoC 153.5: Charles Sackville, Sixth Earl of Dorset, On Mr. Edward Howard upon his ‘New Utopia’ (‘Thou damn'd antipodes to common sense!’)
Copy, headed ‘To Ned H--d by ye Ld R-- 4 Miscell: pag: 3’.
First published in Poems on Several Occasions, By the Right Honourable, the E. of R[ochester] (‘Antwerpen’ [i.e. London], 1680). POAS, I (1963), 340-1. Harris, pp. 15-17.
• DoC 77.5: Charles Sackville, Sixth Earl of Dorset, The Duel of the Crabs (‘In Milford Lane near to St. Clement's steeple’)
Copy, headed ‘The Duell of the Crab Lice in Imitation of the Duel of the Staggs: by H. Savill Esqr: 4 Miscell. Pag: 293’.
First published, ascribed to Henry Savile, in The Annual Miscellany: for the year 1694 (London, 1694). Harris, pp. 118-23.
• DoC 118.5: Charles Sackville, Sixth Earl of Dorset, Madam Maintenon's Advice to the French King. Paraphrase on the French (‘In gray-hair'd Celia's wither'd arms’)
Copy, headed ‘A Paraphrase on the French: La Jeane Iris aux &cc: 3 Mis: 419’.
First published in Examen Poeticum (London, 1693). Harris, pp. 171-5.
• JnB 428.8: Ben Jonson, A Satyricall Shrub (‘A Womans friendship! God whom I trust in’)
Copy, headed ‘Ben Johnson's Curse to his Perjur'd Mistrisse’.
First published (in an incomplete 24-line version) in The Vnder-wood (xx) in Workes (London, 1640). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 171-2. Complete 32-line version first published in Grace Ioppolo, ‘The Monckton-Milnes Manuscript and the “Truest” Version of Ben Jonson's “A Satyricall Shrubb”’, Ben Jonson Journal, 16 (May 2009), 117-31 (pp. 125-6). Some later texts of this poem discussed in Peter Beal, ‘Ben Jonson and “Rochester's” Rodomontade on his Cruel Mistress’, RES, NS 29 (1978), 320-4. See also Harold F. Brooks, ‘“A Satyricall Shrub”’, TLS (11 December 1969), p. 1426.