London, British Library, MS Harley 7315 (BLh15)

Comprises two collections of which the first contains mainly political verse from the Marvellian group to circa 1680, but with one or two of the later items interpolated quite early. It is professionally written in a large book hand with poems mostly beginning on a new page. It is an almost exact twin of Pt1 (`Hansen’ scriptorium). The second collection is described by Beal as `a folio miscellany of poems on affairs of state . . . entitled A Collection of the most choice and Private Poems, Lampoons &c from the withdrawing of the late King James 1688 to the year 1701 Collected by a Person of Quality; c. 1703′. This is part of the same scribal edition as Leeds Brotherton MS Lt. q. 38 which it resembles exactly in title and contents, making it part of Cameron’s `William’ group. Cameron writes: `This MS is an aggregation of two poetical anthologies, the second of which is the anthology of post-revolutionary satires now under discussion. The first is an anthology of pre-revolutionary satires on paper watermarked with the Arms of London, countermark H. It almost certainly did not originate in our scriptorium.’ DoC 175, 188, 291, 321, 343. Note also close relationship of second part with Oep18 and Np44.

Now painter if thou dar’st design that fight BLh15*1 (ff. 1r-7v)
In Petty’s double-keeled experiment
<The second advice to a painter for drawing the history of our naval business in imitation of Mr Waller supposed to be written by Sir J. Denham [add (other hands): Oxford BH; ?? mar: 25: 1703]>

Imperial prince king of the seas and isles BLh15*2 (ff. 7v-8v)
Advice to draw Madam L’Edificatresse
<To the king>

Sandwich in Spain now and the duke in love BLh15*3 (ff. 8v-18v)
Faith thou hast drawn her in effigy
<The third advice to a painter>

Great prince and so much greater as more wise BLh15*4 (f. 19r-v)
To woods and groves what once the painted sings
<To the king>

Draw England ruined by what was done before BLh15*5 (ff. 19v-23r)
Which most the Dutch or parliament they fear
<The fourth advice or The new instructions to a painter>

When Clarendon had discerned beforehand BLh15*6 (ff. 23v-27r)
He comes to be roasted St James’s next fair
<The house warning [sic, also in TC] to the chancellor>

Pride lust ambition and the people’s hate BLh15*7 (ff. 27v-28r)
His sacrilege ambition lust and pride
<The downfall of the chancellor>

Spread a large canvas painter to contain BLh15*8 (ff. 28r-30v)
The crowd of traitors hanged in effigy
<Advice to a painter to draw a d[uke] by [add (another hand): By H: Savile. printed: 1679]>

Great Charles who full of mercy wouldst command BLh15*9 (ff. 30v-31r)
Till the stroke’s struck which they can ne’er retrieve
<To the king>

As cities that unto fierce conquerors yield BLh15*10 (ff. 31r-32v)
Yet we’d better by far have him than his brother
<Upon Sir Robert Viner’s setting up the king’s statue>

As t’other night in bed I thinking lay BLh15*11 (ff. 33r-42v)
‘Tis ten to one but we shall dream again
<A dream of the cabal>

Prorogue upon prorogue damned rogues and whores BLh15*12 (ff. 42v-46r)
If not next wish is we may all be free
<Upon the proroguing of the parliament>

I sing the praise of a worthy wight BLh15*13 (ff. 46v-49r)
For his father was ruined by the best of the kind
<A new ballad. To an old tune, called Sage Leaf [Buckingham linked-group]>

From a proud sensual atheistical life BLh15*14 (ff. 49v-51v)
From making our heirs to be Morrice and Clayton
<The Duke of Buckingham’s litany [add (another hand): DP vol 1 p 33 / BH vol 5 p 7]>

The Londoner gent BLh15*15 (ff. 52r-55v)
Unless you all burn again burn again
<Upon his Majesty’s being made free of the city>

Room for the bedlam Commons hell and furies BLh15*16 (ff. 56r-59v)
Present you with pretty babes you ne’er begot
<Upon the parliament>

I’ll tell thee Dick where I have been BLh15*17 (ff. 60r-65r)
And I for them be shent
<A ballad called The Chequer Inn>

Curse on such representation BLh15*18 (f. 65r-v)
By this old Whitehall pump
<The answer>

What can the mystery be why Charing Cross BLh15*19 (ff. 65v-67v)
To behold every day such a court such a son
<On King Charles the first his statue. Why it is so long before it is put up at Charing Cross>

We read in profane and sacred records BLh15*20 (ff. 67v-72r)
They teach ’em the sooner to fall to their swords
<A dialogue between the two horses Charing and Woolchurch [includes `The Conclusion’ with its own separate heading in the text, and listed separately in the TC]>

Chaste pious prudent Charles the second BLh15*21 (ff. 72v-77v)
Is wretched kinged by stork or logs
<The history of the times>

Ah Raleigh when thou didst thy breath resign BLh15*22 (ff. 78r-83r)
No pois’nous tyrant on thy earth shall live
<Britannia and Raleigh [add (another hand): By A. Marvell]>

In the isle of Britain long since famous grown BLh15*23 (ff. 83v-84r)
From the hector of France to th’ cully of Britain
<Satyr [add (another hand): B H. 3. 130]>

I sing a woeful ditty BLh15*24 (ff. 84v-86r)
How the bullets would whistle the cannons would roar
<A ballad called The Hay-market Hectors>

When daring Blood his rents to have regained BLh15*25 (f. 86r-v)
The bishop’s cruelty the crown had gone
<On Blood’s stealing the crown [add (another hand): By A. Marvell]>

Reform great queen the errors of your youth BLh15*26 (ff. 86v-87v)
And dance for joy that you are danced away
<The queen’s ballad>

I am a senseless thing with a hey with a hey BLh15*27 (ff. 87v-89v)
For a martyr’s place above / With a hey tronny nonny nonny no
<A new ballad to an old tune called I am the Duke of Norfolk [add (another hand): & vol 5. 12]>

Whether Father Patrick be not Muckle John’s son BLh15*28 (ff. 89v-91r)
He has been always so since his head was opened
<Queries from Garraway’s Coffee House [prose text]>

One whole piece of the Duchess of Cleveland’s honesty BLh15*29 (ff. 91r-96v)
to be sold for the tenth penny with considerable abatement for each bidding
<1680. On Tuesday the ninth day of January are to be sold by inch of candle at the Royal Coffee House near Charing Cross these several goods in parcels videlt. Lot 1st [prose list]>

Whereas there are two hundred and more common Catholics priests BLh15*29.1 (f. 96v)
he or she shall retrieve five hundred pounds for their pains
<An advertisement [prose text]>

Seventy-four articles of war in large imperial paper BLh15*30 (ff. 97r-98r)
John Dryden poet laureate and now known by the name of the Conquest of England
<A postscript {prospect TC} of books to be sold by Mr Ogleby at White Fryars [prose list]>

My lords and gentlemen / I told you at our meeting the winter was BLh15*31 (ff. 98v-102r)
sincerity and prudence that I have ever practised since my happy restoration
<His Majesty’s speech [prose text]>

To make myself for this employment fit BLh15*32 (ff. 102v-103r)
None can so well instruct as my Lord Moone
<A young gentleman desirous to be a minister of state thus pretended to qualify himself [add (another hand): D P. 3, 36. By Lord Rochester]>

And now ’tis time for their officious haste BLh15*33 (ff. 103r-107v)
Where piety and valour jointly go
<Upon Oliver Cromwell late Lord Protector. By John Dryden>

‘Tis true great name thou art secure BLh15*34 (ff. 108r-117v)
Did settle and secure ’em in the promised land
<Pindaric ode on the same subject by Mr Sprat>

We must resign heaven his great soul does claim BLh15*35 (ff. 118r-119r)
The’approaching fate of her great ruler told
<On the same subject. By Mr Waller>

From the dark Stygian lake I come BLh15*36 (ff. 119r-120r)
Th’Assyrian’s palace to his urn
<Marvell’s ghost>

It happened in the twilight of the day BLh15*37 (ff. 120v-122v)
Starts from his couch and bids the dame draw near
<Sir Edmund Bury Godfrey’s ghost>

When Hodge had numbered up how many score BLh15*38 (ff. 123r-125v)
This Stuart’s trick legitimates thy name
<Hodge. A country clown went up to view the pyramid. Pray mark what follows>

O heav’n we now have signs below BLh15*39 (ff. 126r-129r)
Good lord deliver this poor realm
<The dissolution>

The lords and commons having had their doom BLh15*40 (ff. 129r-132r)
The lords’ vexation and the king’s by God
<The character>

Would you send Kate to Portugal BLh15*41 (ff. 132r-133v)
And once more make Charles king again / This is the time

I would be glad to see Kate going BLh15*42 (ff. 133v-135r)
And use plain dealing clear as water / At all times
<The queries answered>

Filled with the noisome folly of the age BLh15*43 (ff. 135v-141r)
Unthinking Charles ruled by unthinking thee
<The Lord Rochester’s farewell>

Methinks I see you newly risen BLh15*44 (ff. 141v-143r)
The reins of government will break
<To the Duchess of Portsmouth>

How our good king does papists hate BLh15*45 (ff. 143v-145v)
Yet bear the Littletons in mind
<Satyr [add (another hand): B H: vol 2, p 102. v 3, 31. vol: 5, p 36. D P. vol 1, p 189]>

Religion’s a politic law BLh15*46 (ff. 146r-149r)
And then let us fight for the best
<A satyr on the parsons [add: The Deist. To the tune of Old Simon the King. By the Lord Dorset: or Char[les] Blount] [end (another hand): Some of the stanzas are transposd in this, or the Copy in DP vol. 4.344]>

<`The Index’ on ff. 150r-151r>

<Title-Page f. 152r: `A Collection of the most choice and Private Poems, Lampoons &c from the withdrawing of the late King James 1688 to the year 1701 / Collected by a Person of Quality’>

<The second collection also has its own, older pagination commencing on f. 155r>

<`The Table’ [for the second collection], ff. 153r-154v>

A late expedition to Oxford was made BLh15/2*47 (ff. 155r-156v)
They marched more nimble without their music / Which nobody can deny
<On the Lord Lovelace’s triumphant march into Oxford 1688>

Madam I loathe the censurers of the town BLh15*48 (ff. 156v-158v)
Is what knaves invent the fools believe
<A letter to the Lady Osborn. 1688>

Humbly sheweth / That having lost our limbs lives and estates BLh15*49 (ff. 158v-159v)
one suitable to our great achievement may be erected in testimony of our merit
<The regicides’ petition: 1688. The honorable convention of Lords and Commons in parliament assembled 1688. The humble petition of Major General Harrison, Mr Cook, Mr Carey and Mr Hugh Peters on the behalf of themselves and the rest of the regicides [prose text]>

How just is then the tribute of our eyes BLh15*50 (ff. 160r-162r)
And bath with tears of joy each bishop’s hearse
<Upon the sickness of the Archbishop of Canterbury. Febr. 14. 1688>

Canonical black coats like birds of a feather BLh15*51 (ff. 162r-163v)
When from Jure de Aleo they became Jure Divino
<The convocation 1688>

By what I did hear the little bird sing BLh15*52 (f. 164r-v)
And we from their prickles that did so much harm
<A dialogue between Supple and Sturdy. 1688>

Would you be preserved from ruin BLh15*53 (ff. 164v-166r)
A third steps in and leaves them none
<The impartial inspection 1688>

Man and wife are all one BLh15*54 (f. 166v)
And you see him no more till tis supper
<A description of a Hampton Court life 1689 [add: by Fleet: Shepheard]>

‘Tis common we know for goblins to walk BLh15*55 (ff. 166v-168v)
That make common dull prayers and duller responses
<A dialogue betwixt the ghosts of Russell and Sydney 1689. The introduction>

O last and best of Scots who didst maintain BLh15*56 (f. 169r)
And could not fall but with thy country’s fate
<On Dundee. 1689. By Mr Dryden>

I sing the man that raised a shirtless band BLh15*57 (ff. 169r-172v)
And orphans’ curses all your steps attend
<The king of hearts [add: Lord Delamere. Printed]>

When heaven surrounded Britain by the main BLh15*58 (ff. 172v-175v)
Who bating but one blot had been a saint
<The invasion 1688/9>

Some thieves by ill hap with an honest man met BLh15*59 (ff. 176r-177r)
Is built on the nonsense of their abdicate
<Nonsense authenticated and consecrated by a vote of our late English convention to be the main fundamental of our new government. Or the modern state and meaning of the word Abdicate, paralleled by divers instances. To the tune of Packington’s Pound [end: Printed]>

God prosper long our noble Will BLh15*60 (ff. 177v-179v)
And so God save the prince
<King William’s triumph. Being an excellent new ballad of his glorious achievements since his landing. To the tune of Cheviot Chase 1689/90>

A glorious figure did J once make BLh15*61 (ff. 179v-180r)
Crown not your head with British bays
<On J. and O 1690>

If abdicate James BLh15*62 (ff. 180r-181r)
And they have for their money their {our corr} jest
<A new ballad. As it was made by Cooling and Shepherd. To the tune of God prosper long our noble king etc 1690>

Welcome great monarch to the throne we gave BLh15*63 (ff. 181r-182v)
Our purses and our veins shall truly bleed
<A congratul[at]ory poem on his Majesty’s {his Majesty’s] King W[illia]ms TC} return from Ireland 1690>

From the Dutch coast when you set sail BLh15*64 (ff. 182v-183v)
‘Tis the advice of Doctor Lower
<Doctor Lower’s advice in a familiar epistle to King William. 1690>

Passive obedience and non- BLh15*65 (ff. 183v-184v)
They that swear not are rogues in grain
<The female casuist or Sherlock’s conversion 1690>

Let England rejoice with heart and with voice BLh15*66 (ff. 184v-186v)
Since crowds now come over with William and Mary
<England’s congratulation for its happy condition under the glorious reign of King William and Queen Mary. To Packington’s Pound 1690. Now wars, dissensions, want and taxes cease / And in their room come riches, trade and peace [add: Printed]>

Stain of thy country and ancient name BLh15*67 (f. 187r)
Eclipse those glories you have for us won
<On the Earl of Torrington. 1690>

Whether the graver did by this intend BLh15*68 (ff. 187r-188v)
But charmed with William’s name sneaked all away
<On the two pictures>

Our zealous sons of mother church BLh15*69 (ff. 188v-189v)
Damn his Whig soul and there’s an end
<The Tory’s {Tony’s TC} creed. 1690>

With a grave leg and courteous smile BLh15*70 (ff. 189v-194r)
That with one voice they cried well moved
<The opening of the sessions. 1690 [marg: Sir John Lowther of Lowther]>

No sooner had the royal senate met BLh15*71 (f. 194r-v)
The crown the bridegroom and the church the bride
<A supplement to the opening of the sessions. 1690>

Who will be saved he must believe BLh15*72 (ff. 195r-196r)
But fire and brimstone must devour the rest
<Athanasius’ creed paraphrased>

A thin ill-natured ghost that haunts the king BLh15*73 (ff. 196r-198r)
Should e’er be thus condemned to counselling
<The nine 1690. [TC title: The nine Kings]>

What charms have brought thee into verse BLh15*74 (ff. 198r-201r)
So may they live full many a year
<The female nine. 1693 [add (another hand): or 1690. By: E: of Monmouth. DP. v 4, p 21] [not in TC]>

When Monmouth the chaste read those impudent lines BLh15*75 (ff. 201r-202r)
With the want of true grammar good English and sense
<An excellent new ballad giving a true account of the birth and conception of a late famous poem called The female Nine. To the tune of Packington’s Pound [add (another hand): By E: Dorset. 1690. DP. v 4. p 28]>

Ye mighty lampooners who grow in fashion BLh15*76 (ff. 202v-203r)
Yet neither Whitestaff nor marquess will do
<On the modern lampooners. 1690>

E Scotia presbyter profugus BLh15*77 (ff. 203r-204r)
Et regnare exulem
<In episcopum Sarisburiensem>

As in a dream our thinking monarch lay BLh15*78 (ff. 204r-206r)
Puffing to find himself so far outdone
<King Charles the second’s ghost 1691>

You Englishmen all that are tendered the curse BLh15*79 (ff. 206v-208r)
Not so {no} soon from his wife as his money is parted / Which nobody can deny
<The divorce 1691>

Dear Mr Heveningham / I make bold to send this ballad to you BLh15*80 (ff. 208v-209r)
And jealous Juno never track thy porter’s worthy ways
<A copy of a letter in which the divorce was enclosed [prose text, with a 3-line verse at end]>

Resolved that the proof of adultery committed against her husband BLh15*81 (f. 209r-v)
Et adulterium continuandum dummodo in parliamento consederent episcopi
<Resolution {Resolutions TC} of the House of Ladies 1691 [prose text]>

Dear Somerton once my beloved correspondent BLh15*82 (ff. 210r-212r)
Though ‘twixt you and I ’tis your servant Jack Howe
<Somerton’s epistle>

Who would have thought that Rome’s convert so near BLh15*83 (ff. 212r-213r)
For the honour of England to battle shall ride
<A new ballad. To the tune of Packington’s Pound. 1692 [marg: E. Sund[erlan]d] [add (another hand): or -91. DP. v 4. p. 70]>

The faults of princes and of kings BLh15*84 (ff. 213r-214v)
Blessed with those virtues which will crown her end
<The universal health or A true union to the q[ueen] and princess>

Pro Jacobo secundo sine regno rege BLh15*85 (ff. 214v-215r)
Quam fortunæ ludibrium
<Votum: 1692>

Hail mighty James a king without a crown BLh15*85.1 (f. 215r-v)
He is the priest’s cully and the people’s scorn
<Englished thus [not listed separately in TC]>

Mr Speaker / I have troubled you little of late for indeed BLh15*86 (ff. 215v-217v)
and calling a new one in January next and be read a second time and committed
<A speech which was intended to have been [add (later hand): spoken] by Mr John Smith a member of the House of Commons on Saturday the 28th day of January 1692 (upon occasion of the Triennial Bill) but by changing his coat was unfortunately left at home in his [add (later hand): other coat] pocket [prose text]>

Welcome great prince into this lovely place BLh15*87 (f. 218r)
This is the subject of all our loyal prayers
<The night bellman of Piccadilly {lovely] lonely corr (later hand)}>

You are to take a messenger with you and find out the dwelling house BLh15*87.1 (ff. 218r-219v)
But as for the waits watch fiddlers and others orders are sent to Mr Killegrew about them
<My Lord Nottingham’s order to Mr Dives late clerk of the council upon notice of the aforesaid verses [prose text; not in TC]>

I’ll have a new test which neither shall own BLh15*88 (ff. 219v-220r)
And France is encumbered by Politic Paul / Which nobody can deny
<A new nothing {encumbered] invaded corr (later hand)}>

Married Sir Robert can the news be true BLh15*89 (ff. 220r-221v)
Tell me if marriage proves so sweet
<A dialogue between Sir Robert Howard and Colonel Titus 1692>

Declining Venus has no force o’er love BLh15*90 (ff. 221v-222v)
The dial speaks not but it points Jack Howe
<Satyr. 1693>

Deserted out of Colonel Bellasis Richmond’s regiment BLh15*91 (ff. 222v-223v)
He shall be kindly used provided he does his duty well
<Advertisement. In the City Mercury. Febr. 1693 [prose text]>

In Mercury of London it lately appears BLh15*91.1 (f. 223v)
Than thus to be baulked by the men of the feather
<[no separate title; a verse section of previous; not in TC]>

In pious times ere buggery did begin BLh15*92 (ff. 224r-227v)
Be it their next care to look after me
<Jenny Cromwell’s complaint against sodomy 1692/3>

My lords and gentlemen / I am afraid you’ll think this time of meeting BLh15*93 (ff. 228r-229v)
I have the time to go to loo and hunt which puts me in breath for the next campaign
<A true and seasonable speech for K[ing] William to his parliament 1693 [add (another hand): by John Hampden Esq[uire] and E. Montagu] [prose text]>

My lords and gentlemen / I am informed notwithstanding all the pains BLh15*93.1 (ff. 229v-231v)
Success will equal and surpass all our expectations
<[no separate title; part of previous speech; not in TC]>

My lords and gentlemen / I believe you will expect I should say something BLh15*93.2 (ff. 231v-233r)
and that you are sent hither to enable me to bring this war to a happy conclusion
<[no separate title; part of previous; not in TC]>

When Tewksbury mustard shall wander abroad BLh15*94 (f. 233r)
Shall weep that their mother has never a breast
<A prophecy found under the foundation of the chapel of Wallingford House. Engraven in lead and discovered on Saturday the 2d of June 1694 and sent by Mr Thomas Povey to the Lord Mayor who immediately proclaimed a fast thereon [with marginal notes] [add (another hand): by Sir Fleetwood Shepheard] [TC links this and following item together as `Prophecies’]>

When the last of all knights is the first of all knaves BLh15*95 (f. 233v)
What beast may not hope at Whitehall for a place
<A prophecy found under the treason bench in St James’s Park the 12th of June engraved in copper and carried to the Lord Chamberlain by Sergeant Barecroft [add (another hand): who accused Dorset and Shepheard to the H[ouse] of Commons for selling places / This was written to abuse Shepheard for his former prophesy]>

Dorinda’s sparkling wit and eyes BLh15*96 (f. 234r)
The devil or St Davy take her
<On the Countess of Dorchester 1694 [add (another hand): by E: Dorset] [end: Collier]>

Tell me Dorinda why so gay BLh15*97 (f. 234v)
At once both stink and shine
<Another on the same lady [add (another hand): By E Dorset]>

The sound of thy renown being borne on the wings of the angel of victory BLh15*98 (ff. 235r-236r)
by the influence of our holy prophet / From my prison the 26 of the moon shaban
<The petition of Hassan a Turk condemned for sodomy as it was translated by Sir W[illia]m Hedges. To the most high and mighty hunkyar William Sultan of England and Holland whose end as his beginning be prosperous [prose text with marginal notes]>

What thou saidst for me Aga William when thou wer’t Turgiman BLh15*99 (ff. 236v-237r)
be witness between the Jude of me and thee / From my prison the 26 of the moon shaban
<To the renowned bey W. H. one of the cadis of the city of London. To whom if merciful God show mercy and his end be happy [marg: Sir William Hedges] [prose text; not listed separately in TC]>

Let noble Sir Positive lead the van BLh15*100 (ff. 237r-239v)
That his majesty lives at the Rose and Crown / Which nobody can deny
<The clubmen of the House of Commons 1694 [add (another hand): or 1695. DP. v 4. 142 / By George marquis of Halifax] [marg (first line): Sir Robert Howard]>

Soon as the dismal news came down BLh15*101 (f. 240r-v)
This I protest is all my own
<On the Queen’s death. By an Oxford barber 1694 {down] to town uncorr}>

In early days ere prologues did begin BLh15*102 (ff. 240v-241v)
If satyr did not grin and growl and guard the coast
<The strollers prologue at Cambridge 1695>

As late at funeral pomp I sat BLh15*103 (ff. 242r-243v)
Should thus have all’s old scores made even
<The mourners 1695>

Fair Amoret is gone astray BLh15*104 (ff. 243v-244r)
She is the thing that she despises
<A hue and cry after fair Amoret 1696. By E[arl of] D[orse]t [marg: Lord Fitzgerard’s Daughter]>

Last year in the spring BLh15*105 (ff. 244r-245r)
For a prince who hath never offended
<A new ballad 1697 {1697] on the Capitation Act TC}>

Attend all you curious and to your own fate BLh15*106 (ff. 245r-248v)
She begs a stiff coral to rub her old gums
<Cupid’s post boy 1697>

My lords I have received a letter BLh15*107 (ff. 249r-250r)
I’m for war O and I and I
<A dialogue between the King Bentin[ck] and Sun[derlan]d 1697 {the King] King W[illia]m TC}>

Great William concerned to leave his gulled boobies BLh15*108 (f. 250r-v)
That he swore the next year he would make them a dozen
<Upon the nine chits 1697>

Happy are they who wisely do foresee BLh15*109 (ff. 250v-252v)
But seek the nation’s interest and your own
<The result of the Lords of the Treasury. March 1697>

Of ramblings and follies you oft have been told BLh15*110 (ff. 252v-255r)
The Dutch to their brandy and the czar to his punk
<The royal folly 1698 [add (another hand): On the Czar of Muscovy’s Travel]>

A muse’s power though fate has stopped his breath BLh15*111 (ff. 255r-256r)
To have my verse approved by nobody
<In praise of no body 1698>

And why to me this letter of complaint BLh15*112 (ff. 256v-259r)
A husband’s prudence you will soon excuse
<An answer to J. Poultney’s letter, why I do not let my wife keep some sort of company. 1698>

Since Manwaring and learned Perry BLh15*113 (ff. 259r-261v)
Your loving brother Heveningham
<An epistle from Henry Heveningham to the Duke of Somerset at Newmarket 1698 [marg (first line, re Perry): Bartue]>

The town is in a high dispute BLh15*114 (f. 262r-v)
Though blind as God of Love is he
<An answer>

O Harry canst thou find no subject fit BLh15*115 (ff. 263r-265r)
Who am thy most assured friend J. P.
<A letter from J. P. to Colonel Heveningham {Henningham TC} occasioned by the colonel’s two late letters [linked group]>

Noble sir this epistle most humbly complains BLh15*116 (ff. 265r-267r)
Of subscribing myself yours till death J. H.
<To Mr Manwaring secretary to the most noble knights of the toast>

When to the great the suppliant muses press BLh15*117 (ff. 267v-269r)
Dismount the pulpiteer and strip the beau
<To the most renowned the president and the rest of the knights of the most noble order of the toast [end: Here asking your honour’s pardon for this (I hope) inoffensive Address, I beg your acceptance of this poor Present . . . E. Settle’] [begging poem] [not listed separately in TC]>

Celinda loved by every swain BLh15*118 (ff. 269v-270r)
We smother in the fire
<On {To TC} Mr Congreve and Mrs Bracegirdle 1698>

Phillis regardless of her charms BLh15*119 (f. 270r-v)
The honey lies near to the sting
<On a young lady turning quick about that had like to have struck a gentleman down with her backside [not in TC]>

What hand what art can form the artful piece BLh15*120 (ff. 270v-274r)
And sell their country in a closer way
<Advice to a painter>

Now soar my muse on thy sublimest wing BLh15*121 (ff. 274r-276v)
And yet would any poet wish them less
<The perfect enjoyment>

When Adam beheld Mother Eve newly born BLh15*122 (ff. 276v-277r)
Her ear to the devil than be a coquette
<A sonnet translated out of French {than] than not corr}>

That nauseous Ruthen would for France BLh15*123 (f. 277r-v)
And Winchomb old would die
<The wish 1698>

May she to nauseous Scarsdale prove BLh15*124 (ff. 277v-278r)
And she receive them too
<On Mrs Bracegirdle {And she] May he corr}>

When heaven’s great power had made the world’s vast frame BLh15*125 (f. 278r-v)
But pull away the rose and where’s his worth
<In praise of woman. By Lord Cutts>

Of all the torments all the cares BLh15*126 (ff. 278v-279r)
But not another’s hope
<The rival 1698>

Why d’ye with such disdain refuse BLh15*127 (f. 279r-v)
As I have had to love
<To a lady more cruel than fair. 1698 [add (another hand): By Sir John Vanburgh]>

Young Corydon and Phillis BLh15*128 (f. 280r-v)
Holding each other’s hands / And something else
<Song. By a lady. 1698 {1698] Lady of Quality TC}>

When Burnet perceived that the beautiful dames BLh15*129 (ff. 281r-282r)
The lady in gratitude grants him the favour
<An excellent new ballad. To the tune of Packington’s Pound 1698 {ballad . . . 1698] ballad upon the Bishop of Sarum TC}>

Ye worthy patriots go on BLh15*130 (ff. 282r-284v)
Go home and look after your wives
<An encomium upon the parliament. 1699>

Now happy were good English faces BLh15*131 (ff. 284v-285v)
And the soldiers henceforth do their duty
<The women’s complaint to Venus 1699>

Why nymphs these pitiful stories BLh15*131.1 (ff. 285v-286r)
Shall swinge you as at the beginning
<Venus’s reply>

There was wondrous intriguing at th’assembly BLh15*132 (ff. 286r-288r)
He ogles all but none can please
<The assembly at Kensington 1699>

Where gently Thames in stately channels glides BLh15*133 (ff. 288r-290v)
And in his own vile tatters stinks again
<The play house. 1699 [not in TC]>

Since the times are so nice BLh15*134 (ff. 290v-291r)
Is ended at least amongst twenty
<On the vice-chamberlain Bertue 1699>

Gold rules within and reigns without these doors BLh15*135 (f. 291r)
We shall bring mouse again to cheese and bacon
<Writ over the House of Commons door 1700>

While vulgar souls their vulgar loves pursue BLh15*136 (f. 291v)
And show the world what women ought to do
<Chloe to {on TC} Artimesa 1700>

Damon forbear and don’t disturb your muse BLh15*137 (ff. 291v-293v)
And may his glory with his hours increase
<To Damon 1700>

In your letter to me you desire to know BLh15*138 (ff. 293v-294r)
Adieu ’tis as true news as ever was writ
<A letter found in Dover Road. 1700>

Since the senate is mad and the lords are such tools BLh15*138.1 (f. 294r)
For always the knaves will keep the fools under
<The answer>

When King William ruled this land BLh15*139 (ff. 294v-295v)
And plump-faced Madam Horn
<An excellent new ballad. To the tune of Chevy Chase 1700 {ballad . . . 1700] ballad on Squinny etc TC}>

Having thanked me so much for the news in my last BLh15*140 (ff. 295v-298r)
For I’ll leave ’em of age fit to govern themselves
<A conference between K[ing] W[illiam] and the Earl of Sunderland. In a letter to a friend June 1700>

For Gloucester’s death which sadly we deplore BLh15*141 (f. 298v)
And to preserve the man destroyed the boy
<On the death of the Duke of Gloucester 1700 [not in TC>

Hans Carvel impotent and old BLh15*142 (ff. 298v-302r)
You thrust your finger God knows where
<Hans Carvell. De La Fountain [i.e. Fontaine] imitated. Adapated to the E[arl] of Ranelagh 1700 [add (another hand): By Mr M. Prior]>

Hold England’s friend your needless labour spare BLh15*143 (f. 302r-v)
And he’ll be answered fully by Jack Ketch
<To a certain gentleman that is said to be answering Dr Davenant’s books 1701>

Too conscious of her worth a noble maid BLh15*144 (f. 302v)
Embraced the puppy and dismissed the peer
<On Lady Betty Cromwell, Lord Raby and Colonel Codrington 1698 [listed out of order in TC, second last entry f. 154r]>

The queen a message to the senate sent BLh15*145 (f. 303r)
At which her grace and majesty took snuff
<On the queen’s message to the Commons. By Sir Charles Hedges 1703. D P. v, 2: p 436 [poem in a new hand on a single sheet, ?tipped in to MS. The title is added at the bottom by the compiler’s hand noted above] [not in TC]>