London, British Library, MS Harley 3991 (BLh91)

A private miscellany of song lyrics, interspersed with a few love poems, satires and occasional poems by a variety of writers (mostly unidentified). Inscription seems to have begun circa 1653 and to have ended circa 1670. There are numerous Caroline and Restoration playhouse songs as well as a substantial group in French.

Full forty times over I strived to win BLh91*1 (f. 1r-v)
<Forty times over>

Full forty times over attempt hath been made BLh91*2 (ff. 1v-2r)

Lay that fallen garland by thee BLh91*3 (f. 2v)
<Ranting lover>

Cast that ivy garland from thee BLh91*4 (f. 3r)

No man love’s fiery passion can approve BLh91*5 (ff. 3v-4r)
<Dying lover pro et contra>

Nay prithee don’t fly me but sit thee down by me BLh91*6 (ff. 4v-5r)
<The leveller’s song>

I have reason to fly thee and not sit down by thee BLh91*7 (ff. 5r-6r)

Bold fool leave thy prate I’ll keep up my state BLh91*8 (f. 6r-v)
<Powell’s answer>

Stay shut the gate t’other quart faith ’tis not so late BLh91*9 (f. 7r)
<Cavalier rant>

Hold quaff no more but restore if BLh91*10 (f. 7v)

I’ll tell thee friend some London news BLh91*11 (ff. 8r-9v)
<Song upon the routing of the Cocks and Bears to the tune of I’ll tell thee Dick>

Oliver Oliver lend me thy nose BLh91*12 (f. 10r)
<Oliver Oliver [includes `Answer’ (Stay a little quoth honest nose)]>

Will you hear of strange things that you ne’er heard before BLh91*13 (ff. 10v-11v)
<Dissolution of the parliament April 1653>

Upon Ash Wednesday fifty three BLh91*14 (ff. 12r-13r)
<City feast on Ash Wednesday>

Though the governing parties cannot find in their heart BLh91*15 (ff. 13v-15r)
<St James’s prisoners 1655>

Tell me you damned spirits of the air BLh91*16 (f. 15v)
<On the president without example>

How poor is his spirit how lost is his fame BLh91*17 (ff. 15v-16v)
<On the refusal of the crown>

Why should we boast of Arthur and his knights BLh91*18 (ff. 16v-17v)
<St George>

When first the Scottish war began BLh91*19 (f. 18r-v)
<The Scotch song>

A story strange I will unfold fa la BLh91*20 (f. 19r-v)
<Gibbe’s liveries>

Down lay the shepherd’s swain BLh91*21 (f. 20r)
<The high nonny noes>

Will women’s vanities never have end BLh91*22 (ff. 20v-22r)
<A ditty against women [a later hand has amended title to `Dr Smith’s ballet against women’, altered the text in places, and added at the bottom: `See the 3 verses that want in this ballad, that is the 8th, the 13th and the 16th p: 86.’ Another hand has added: `See f. 43b’ (referring to #60 below)]>

Cook Laurel would needs have the Devil his guest BLh91*23 (ff. 22r-23v)
<Cook Laurel>

Come let’s drink the time invites BLh91*24 (ff. 23v-24v)
<Valenciennes [cf. #68]>

No more of thy bewitching follies world no more BLh91*25 (ff. 24v-25v)
<A valediction to the world>

Laura’s beauty doth confute BLh91*26 (f. 26r-v)
<Les feuillantines [cf. #79]>

Come fill us more wine BLh91*27 (ff. 26v-27r)
<[no title]>

Ladies you lose your times BLh91*28 (f. 27r-v)
<Les qu’en dira on>

Alas poor Cupid art thou blind BLh91*29 (ff. 27v-28r)
<[no title]>

Let’s purge our brains from hops and grains BLh91*30 (ff. 28r-29r)
<Bourree d’Artus>

Room for a gamester that plays at all he sees BLh91*31 (f. 29r-v)

I am a bonny Scot sir my name ’tis Muckle John BLh91*32 (ff. 29v-31r)
<Another since>

A story sad and strange to you I will unfold BLh91*33 (f. 31r-v)
<A caveat to ladies on the death of Mopse [not #20 above]>

She lay all naked in her bed BLh91*34 (ff. 31v-32r)
<The dream>

Cloris forbear a while do not o’erjoy me BLh91*35 (f. 32r-v)
<Song the first [This and next 18 numbered as if sections of one long poem]>

Fine young folly if you are BLh91*36 (f. 32v)
< 2 [no title]>

When first before Rozilla’s face I lay BLh91*37 (f. 33r)
< 3 [no title]>

Sure ’twas a dream fond man how long have I BLh91*38 (ff. 33v-34r)
< 4 [no title]>

Come let’s drink away the time BLh91*39 (f. 34r-v)
< 5 [no title]>

Thou art not fair for all thy red and white BLh91*40 (f. 34v)
< 6 [no title]>

I am confirmed a woman can BLh91*41 (f. 35r)
< 7 [no title]>

Take heed fair Cloris how you tame BLh91*42 (ff. 35r-v)
< 8 [no title]>

In love away you do me wrong BLh91*43 (f. 35v)
< 9 [no title]>

‘Tis not how witty nor how free BLh91*44 (f. 36r)
< 10 [no title]>

Ah my Cloris don’t desert BLh91*45 (f. 36r-v)
< 11 [no title]>

Now I confess I am in love BLh91*46 (f. 36v)
< 12 [no title]>

Tell me once dear how it doth prove BLh91*47 (f. 37r)
< 13 [no title]>

Come fond lover come I’ll care thee BLh91*48 (f. 37v)
< 14 [no title]>

Cloris farewell I now must go BLh91*49 (f. 38r)
< 15 [no title]>

Tell me you wandering spirits of the air BLh91*50 (f. 38v)
< 16 [no title]>

How cool and temperate am I grown BLh91*51 (ff. 38v-39r)
< 17 [no title]>

Reproach me not how heretofore BLh91*52 (f. 39r-v)
< 18 [no title]>

How happy art thou and I BLh91*53 (ff. 39v-40r)
< 19 [no title]>

I dote I dote but am a sot {foole uncorr} to show’t BLh91*54 (ff. 40r-41r)
<Drunken lover>

She’s not the fairest of her name BLh91*55 (f. 41r-v)
<La Boiuinette>

Pox take you mistress I’ll be gone BLh91*56 (ff. 41v-42r)
<[no title]>

Art thou grown so fond and stupid BLh91*57 (f. 42r)

Since by the force of love’s strange art BLh91*58 (ff. 42v-43r)

Within the myrtles as I walked BLh91*59 (f. 43r)
<[no title]>

Their kind behaviour is a trap BLh91*60 (f. 43v)
<3 verses of Dr Smith’s against women [a new hand, the correcting hand of #22 above]>

Let the bells ring and the boys sing BLh91*61 (f. 44r)
<The countryman’s song in the Spanish curate [cf. #112]>

Sir John got him on an ambling nag BLh91*62 (ff. 44v-45r)
<Upon Sir John Suckling’s warlike preparation for the Scottish war>

Neither love nor fate dare I accuse BLh91*63 (f. 45v)
<The Northern lass>

Doubt not dear love that I’ll reveal BLh91*64 (f. 46r)

How happy is the prisoner that conquers his fate BLh91*65 (f. 46r-47r)
<Happy prisoner>

Let the trumpets sound and the rocks rebound BLh91*66 (ff. 47r-48r)

O Charon gentle Charon let me woo thee BLh91*67 (f. 48v)
<[no title]>

Drink about your full-brimmed bowls BLh91*68 (f. 49r-v)
<The second part of Valenciennes [cf. #24]>

All in the land of Essex BLh91*69 (ff. 49v-51r)
<The Quaker and the mare>

Lay by your pleading BLh91*70 (ff. 51v-52r)
<The dominion of the sword>

Come faith let’s frolic fill some sack BLh91*71 (ff. 52r-53v)
<A song made at the Devil Tavern>

As I was riding on a day BLh91*72 (ff. 53r-54r)
<The Oxford scholar>

I tell thee Jack thou gavest the king BLh91*73 (ff. 54r-56r)
<Upon Sir John Suckling’s 100 horse [includes `The answer’ (I call thee fool whoe’er thou be)]>

I wish no more thou shouldst love me BLh91*74 (f. 56r)
<The contented lover>

From the top of high Caucasus BLh91*75 (ff. 56v-57v)
<The first song of Tom of Bedlam>

From the hag and hungry goblin BLh91*76 (ff. 58r-59v)
<Second song of Tom of Bedlam>

Forth from my sad and darksome cell BLh91*77 (ff. 59v-60r)
<The third song of Tom of Bedlam>

Am I mad O noble Festus BLh91*78 (ff. 60v-62v)
<The distracted puritan>

Though for Stella’s sparkling eye BLh91*79 (f. 63r-v)
<Les feuillantines [begins series of 3 with French titles]>

At neat chipes and the park BLh91*80 (ff. 63v-64r)
<Les petits sauts>

Prithee leave these ensnaring dresses BLh91*81 (f. 64v)
<La mauvaise {mauvoise}>

No morning red and blushing fair BLh91*82 (f. 65r-v)
<Song in Love and Honour>

In love ’tis true I am and know with whom BLh91*83 (ff. 65v-66r)
<Song the first>

Wake all the dead what hoa what hoa BLh91*84 (f. 66v)
<First song in Law against Lovers>

Our ruler has got the vertigo of state BLh91*84 (ff. 66v-67r)
<2 Song>

Fast by a crystal fountain BLh91*85 (f. 67r-v)
<The shepherd>

Now would I give my life to see BLh91*86 (ff. 67v-70r)
<Monk’s ballad>

Did not you once Lucinda vow you would love none but me BLh91*87 (f. 70r-v)

Will you hear a German princess BLh91*88 (ff. 70v-71v)
<The German princess>

Wert thou more fairer than thou art BLh91*89 (f. 72r)
<2 Song [this and next 7 form numbered series]>

Long did I think I could not love BLh91*90 (f. 72r-v)
<3 Song>

Well well ’tis true BLh91*91 (ff. 72v-73v)
<4 Song>

Little love serves my turn BLh91*92 (f. 73v)
<5 Song>

Bring back my comfort and return BLh91*93 (ff. 73v-74r)
<6 Song>

Let not thy beauty make thee proud BLh91*94 (f. 74r-v)
<7 Song>

I prithee send me back my heart {hart} BLh91*95 (ff. 74v-75r)
<8 Song>

How prodigious is my fate BLh91*96 (f. 75r-v)
<9 Song>

The gallants that in Paul’s do walk BLh91*97 (ff. 75v-77r)
<Paul’s steeple>

I’ll sing you a sonnet that ne’er was in print BLh91*98 (ff. 77r-78r)
<A song of nothing>

Phillis though your all powerful charms BLh91*99 (f. 78r-v)
<To the witches’ tune in Macbeth>

To all you ladies now at land BLh91*100 (ff. 78v-79v)
<Shackley Hayes>

Come boys bring the bottles out BLh91*101 (f. 80r-v)
<In praise of cider>

The glories of our birth and state BLh91*102 (f. 81r)
<Song in The Grateful Servant>

In the merry month of May BLh91*103 (f. 81v)
<Coridon and Phillida>

I feed a flame within BLh91*104 (f. 82r-v)
<Secret love>

My lodging it is on the cold ground BLh91*105 (ff. 82v-83r)
<Song in The Rivals>

Thy love is chaste she tells thee so BLh91*106 (f. 83r)
<In Brennoralt>

I am the evening dark as night BLh91*107 (f. 83r-v)

Where the bee sucks there suck I BLh91*108 (f. 83v)
<In The Tempest>

Tell me where is fancy bred BLh91*109 (ff. 83v-84r)

How long shall I pine for love BLh91*110 (f. 84r-v)
<Maid in the Mill>

Arm arm arm arm the scouts are all come in BLh91*111 (ff. 84v-85r)
<In The Mad Lover>

Let the bells ring BLh91*112 (f. 85r-v)
<The Spanish curate [cf. #61]>

The Spaniard loves his ancient step BLh91*113 (ff. 85v-86r)
<The English man>

From the fair Lavinian shore BLh91*114 (f. 86v)
<The pedlar>

Let’s have a dance upon the heath BLh91*115 (f. 87r)
<The witches in Macbeth>

Ye fiends and furies come along BLh91*116 (f. 87r-v)
<In The Unfortunate Lovers>

Charon O Charon / Thou wafter of the souls BLh91*117 (ff. 87v-88r)
<The second song in The Mad Lover [dialogue between Charon and Orpheus]>

You maidens and wives and young widows rejoice BLh91*118 (ff. 88r-89r)
<The Tunbridge doctor>

Celemene {Celemana} of my heart BLh91*119 (ff. 89r-90r)
<Dialogue in Evening Love>

Amarillis told her swain BLh91*120 (f. 90r)
<In The Villain>

When Celadon gave up his heart BLh91*121 (f. 90r-v)
<Love without jealousy>

Call for the master O this is fine BLh91*122 (ff. 90v-91r)
<The hectors’ catch>

Straight my green gown into breeches I’ll make BLh91*123 (f. 91r)
<In The Tempest>

To little or no purpose I spent many days BLh91*124 (f. 91v)
<She Would if She Could>

If she be not kind as fair BLh91*125 (f. 91v)
<Love in a Tub>

I keep my horse I keep my whore BLh91*126 (f. 92r)
<In The Widow>

After the pains of a desperate lover BLh91*127 (f. 92r-v)
<Evening Love>

Strephon what envious cloud hath made BLh91*128 (ff. 92v-93r)
<A pastoral dialogue>

J’ay sceu Philis qu’un confesseur severe BLh91*129 (ff. 95r-94r [rev])
<Chanson d’Erandre [deleted] [last 4 stanzas in second hand] [This selection of French lyrics (*129-143) follows a blank page and is entered upside down and back to front. The order given here, however, continues as from the front, as does the librarian’s foliation] >

Bon soldat françois BLh91*130 (ff. 96r-95r [rev])
<[no title]>

Ami ne passons point Creteil BLh91*131 (f. 96r [rev])
<Cure de Creteil>

Rengaynez donc Marquis pretendue BLh91*132 (f. 96v-r [rev])
<Marquis de Rich[mond]>

Qui n’admire l’enfance BLh91*133 (f. 96v [rev])
<Bransle de Champagne>

Trouppe gaillarde BLh91*134 (ff. 97r-96v [rev])
<Chanson à boire>

L’autre jour je fis rencontre BLh91*135 (f. 97r [rev])
<Responce a Bacchus>

Le matin qu je m’esueille BLh91*136 (f. 97v [rev])
<Les petits sauts [cf. title #80]>

Il y fait trop chaud a Cambrai BLh91*137 (f. 98r [rev])
<Triolets {Triplets uncorr}>

Belle surprise de mes sens BLh91*138 (f. 98r [rev])
<Autre aire de cour {Belle surprise] Belles surprises uncorr}>

Si mes souspirs sont indiscrets BLh91*139 (f. 98v [rev])

Apres tant de douleurs BLh91*140 (f. 98v [rev])
<Autre de mesme autheur [ie Lambert]>

Taisez vous mes souspirs tes moins audacieux BLh91*141 (f. 98v [rev])
<Air de cour de Monsieur Lambert>

Il estoit une jeune fille BLh91*142 (ff. 99r-98v [rev])
<Chanson à danser>

Sus bergers qu’on se rejoüisse BLh91*143 (f. 99v-r [rev])
<Sur le ch[anson] de Bacchus et l’amour &c>

Vous qui censurez la satyre BLh91*144 (f. 100r)
<Theophile. Epigramme [entries from this point on are up the right way again] [not in Garnier edn. Poems found in this edn. indicated below]>

Si vous croyez que vos regards BLh91*145 (f. 100r)
<Epigrammes [numbered 1]>

Cette femme a fait comme Troye BLh91*146 (f. 100r)
<[numbered 2; p. 171 in Garnier edn.]>

Un gros abbé qui discouroit a table BLh91*147 (f. 100r)
<[numbered 3]>

Vous qui pour l’amoureuse rage BLh91*148 (f. 100v)
<Epigramme pour une femme laide>

Lize qui par tout s’abandonne BLh91*149 (f. 100v)
<De Lize et de son Mary>

Cy dessous gist Damis le support de Lisieux BLh91*150 (f. 100v)
<Epitaphe des Epitaphes faittes sur la mort de Damis>

Ne j’estonne passant de voir tant de poettes BLh91*151 (f. 100v)

Ah que cette rousse me fasche BLh91*152 (f. 101r)
<[numbered 4]>

Celle de qui chacun se joue BLh91*153 (f. 101r)
<[numbered 5]>

Corsille d’un seul fils fut mère BLh91*154 (f. 101r)
<[numbered 6] [p. 354 in Garnier]>

Il ne falloit se tourmenter BLh91*155 (f. 101r)
<[numbered 7] >

Un quidam d’une humeur gaillarde BLh91*156 (f. 101r)
<[numbered 8]>

Seroit il vraye bouché de rose BLh91*157 (f. 101r)
<[numbered 9]>

Vous estes fine et fort habilé BLh91*158 (f. 101v)
<[numbered 10]>

Il fait bien le froid et le sage BLh91*159 (f. 101v)
<[numbered 11]>

Ce quatrain est fort magnifique BLh91*160 (f. 101v)
<[numbered 12]>

Remy le Paresseux prest sur l’eschelle a prendre BLh91*161 (f. 101v)
<Epigramme d’un Paresseux>

J’enrage de leuer la cotte BLh91*162 (ff. 101v-102r)

Comme un matin que j’estois BLh91*163 (f. 102r)
<Epigramme a la belle Caliste>

Qui croit sa femme et son curé BLh91*164 (f. 102r)

Vous vous faschez quand laid on vous appelle BLh91*165 (f. 102r)
<Epigramme d’une qui se faschoit d’estre laide>

Ce quelque honneur quand les autres on excelle BLh91*166 (f. 102r-v)
<Encore a elle mesme>

Voyez comme elle est fine BLh91*167 (f. 102v)

Lisette jure assurement BLh91*168 (f. 102v)
<A Lisette Epigramme>

Il n’y a point par tout le monde BLh91*169 (f. 102v)
<De Raymonde>

Jeanne qui son ventre portoit BLh91*170 (ff. 102v-103r)
<De Jeanne en sa grossesse pretendue Epigramme>

Si l’œil n’est pas l’immage estroitte BLh91*171 (f. 103r)
<Epigramme D’une qui estoit borgne et bossüe>

Pour ne me veus tu donner sans jalousie BLh91*172 (f. 103r-v)

<Epigramme demande [2 lines, followed by a 2 line Responce and a 2 line Autre]>

C’est bien le meilleur petit homme BLh91*173 (f. 103v)
<Epigramme d’un cornard>

Olidor recherchant les hazards des combats BLh91*174 (f. 103v)

Je suis en extreme soucy BLh91*175 (f. 103v)
<A une jeune dame [4 lines, followed by a 4 line Responce de la dame]>

Je soustiens votre honneur en despite de l’enuie BLh91*176 (f. 104r)
<Epigramme contre les medisans>

Joy de qui l’ame est amoureuse BLh91*177 (f. 104r)

Je ne suis point celuy qui s’emerveille BLh91*178 (f. 104r)
<Aux dames qui font plus d’estat des sots que des gens d’honneur Epigramme>

Vous ne devez estre blamée BLh91*179 (f. 104r)
<Contre une dame Epigramme>

Toutte la marque de noblesse BLh91*180 (f. 104v)

Excusez moy belle cliante BLh91*181 (f. 104v)

Mon ame est de dueil poursuivie BLh91*182 (f. 104v)
<A une beauté Epigramme>

Fy de l’honneur du marriage BLh91*183 (f. 105r)
<L’homme qui se propose estre tout>

Me reproche le cocuage BLh91*184 (f. 105r)
<L’homme qui se fasche d’estre cocu>

Pour estre Jean m’est-ce diffame BLh91*185 (f. 105r)
<L’homme qui se console d’estre cocu>

Triboulet tu ne fais que mesdire de moy BLh91*186 (f. 105r)
<A Triboulet Epigramme>

Nouelle a toy je suis contraire BLh91*187 (f. 105r)
<A Nouelle Epigramme>

Une franchise sans malice BLh91*188 (f. 105v)
<Aimer constamment>

Beaux yeux ou le flambeau de l’amour se ralume BLh91*189 (f. 105v)
<A une dame>

Ingrat rends moy mon Cid de l’un a l’autre bout BLh91*190 (f. 105v)
<Guillen de Castro a Corneille sur le Cid>

Sous cet arbre amour en colere BLh91*191 (f. 105v)
<Gravé sur escorse d’une arbre par Acteon>

Le roy françois ne faillit point BLh91*192 (f. 105v)
<Catholicon d’Espagne des Guisards>

Oronie est un oyson et Theuet une canne BLh91*193 (f. 106r)
<Proüesse du duc de Mayenne>

Qu’on parle bien ou mal du fameux cardinal BLh91*194 (f. 106r)
<Corneille du Cardinal de Richelieu>

Grand voleur des fonds de nos rentes BLh91*195 (f. 106r)
<Sur le Quadran de la Greve>

Cette caballe est mal habille BLh91*196 (f. 106r-v)
<Mazarinistes [includes `Responce’ on verso (Si Conty Beaufort Longueville)]>

Puisque votre ame fut depouvante suivie BLh91*197 (f. 106v)
<Les amoureux ressussitez aux dames>

De feuë dame bescombe BLh91*198 (f. 106v)

Ami si tu es demonte BLh91*199 (f. 106v)

Francine trop chaude du —– BLh91*200 (f. 107r)
<De Francine>

S’il est vrai ce que l’on dit BLh91*201 (f. 107r)
<Epigrammes [first of 8 short numbered epigrams]>

Ne croyez pas ce que on vous dit BLh91*202 (f. 107r)
<[2, no title]>

Dames de qui la vanité BLh91*203 (f. 107r)
<[3, no title]>

Femmes qui craignez que le vent BLh91*204 (f. 107v)
<[4, no title]>

Cette putain qui ne vous aime BLh91*205 (f. 107v)
<[5, no title]>

Elle se remuë proprement BLh91*206 (f. 107v)
<6, no title]>

Habillement elle s’accorde BLh91*207 (f. 107v)
<[7, no title]>

Alors que ta main s’estendoit BLh91*208 (f. 107v)
<[8, no title]>

Beaux et grands bastimens d’eternelle structure BLh91*209 (ff. 107v-108r)
<Sonnet de Malherbe>

C’est le visage que dans Rome BLh91*210 (f. 108r)
<Pour le pourtrait d’Ovide>

Que contre mon pouvoir toute la terre gronde BLh91*211 (f. 108r-v)
<Tombeau de Cromuel Sonnet>

Je ne sçaurois blessé d’une atteinte si belle BLh91*212 (f. 108v)
<Fin d’un sonnet d’Errandre [3 lines only]>

Car mes ressentimens seront BLh91*213 (f. 108v)
<Silence eloquent>

Quand parmi les humains BLh91*214 (ff. 108v-109r)
<Perfections de Cleanthe>

Les pleurs et les souspirs BLh91*215 (f. 109r)
<Douleur decevante>

Cleanthe que les dieux BLh91*216 (f. 109r-v)
<Sur les perfections de Cleanthe>

Tant que vous serez sans amour BLh91*217 (f. 109v)
<Pour mettre devant les levres? de Caliste [return of the untidy hand which entered #60 onwards]>

Prier dieu qu’il vous soit propice BLh91*218 (f. 109v)
<Autre sur le mesme sujet>

Vois tu Passant couler cette onde BLh91*219 (f. 109v)
<Pour une fontaine>

Ce cordon bleu si raffiné BLh91*220 (f. 110r)
<Sur un livre de la vie illuminatine qu’on disait estre fait par un chevalier de l’ordre>

Cloris que nous este sotte BLh91*221 (f. 110r)
<Pour une devote mal mariée>

Quand j’imagine ces bossus BLh91*222 (f. 110v)
<Sur le mariage de deux bossus>

L’ennemy tout droit violant BLh91*223 (f. 110v)
<Pour la pucelle d’Orleans>

Cet Absynthe au nez de barbet BLh91*224 (f. 110v)

Tous dis Colin de tous costez BLh91*225 (f. 111r)

D’un esprit fait comme le nostre BLh91*226 (f. 111r)
<Scaron a une fille qui vouloit trocquer son corps contre son esprit>

Je vous ay prise pour une autre BLh91*227 (f. 111r)
<Epigramme [f. 111v blank]>

L’art aussi bien que la nature BLh91*228 (f. 112r)
<Sur une image de Ste Catherine>

Vous dont les censures s’etendent BLh91*229 (f. 112r)
<Pour mettre au devant du livre d’un soldat poete>

Tu faux de pre de nous portraire BLh91*230 (f. 112r)
<A l’auteur du pourtrait de l’eloquence française [f. 112v blank]>

[As true deaths true marriages untie] BLh91*231 (ff. 113r-115r)
<Donne’s quaintest conceits [extract: passages from Donne’s poems]>

What heat of learning kindled your desire BLh91*232 (f. 115r-v)
<A deploration of the conflagration of the Muses’ habitation or The burning of the free school at Lewis in Sussex>

Listen all I pray BLh91*233 (ff. 115v-118r)
<Canto in the praise of sack [end: Francis Beaumont]>

Fetch me Ben Jonson’s skull and fill’t with sack BLh91*234 (ff. 118r-119v)
<The virtue of sack [end: Francis Beaumont]>

Rich rich I vow at the first sip I find BLh91*235 (ff. 119v-120v)
<Cock: ale [incomplete?]>

Some powers regard me or my heart will burn BLh91*236 (ff. 120v-121v)
<The dying lover [end: J.H.]>

Who would have thought my ruin was so near BLh91*237 (ff. 121v-122r)
<Will: Lenthall the late speaker>

If a bold traitor ‘gainst his god and king BLh91*238 (f. 122r)
<John Lilburne anagram O I burn in hell [acrostic]>

‘Twas not thy crime brave Gerrard but our fate BLh91*239 (ff. 122v-123r)
<An elegy upon John Gerrard Esquire>

By Jove ’twas ominous that just when all BLh91*240 (ff. 123v-124r)
<On the Protector’s driving of the coach>

We must resign heaven his great soul does claim BLh91*241 (f. 124r-v)
<Upon the late storm and the death of his highness ensuing the same. By Mr Wal[l]er>

‘Tis well he’s gone O had he never been BLh91*242 (f. 125r-v)

A gentleman of Wales BLh91*243 (f. 125v)
<On the knights of Cales voyage>

Here lies my Lord’s grace at six and at seven BLh91*244 (f. 126r)
<Epitaphs. On Bishop Bancroft>

Bancroft was for plays BLh91*245 (f. 126r)

Underneath this sable hearse BLh91*246 (f. 126r)
<On the Arcadian countess of Pembroke>

Discourteous death that wouldst not once confer BLh91*247 (f. 126v)
<On Buckhurst Lord Treasurer>

Here lies a lord that wenching thought no sin BLh91*248 (f. 126v)

They beg our land our goods our lives BLh91*249 (f. 126v)
<An epigram on the Scots>

The public joy which is to us restored BLh91*250 (f. 127r-v)
<To the Queen’s majesty in her late sickness>

Madam with so much wonder we are struck BLh91*251 (f. 128r-v)
<To her excellence the marchioness of Newcastle after the reading of her incomparable poems [f. 129r-v is blank and unfoliated]>

Break distracted heart there is no cure BLh91*252 (f. 129[bis]r)
<The first song [Begins numbered multi-author cycle of songs]>

Let votaries rearing up altar and shrine BLh91*252 (f. 129[bis]r-v)
<Second song>

Tell me gentle Strephon why BLh91*253 (ff. 129[bis]v-130r)
<Third song>

The thirsty earth drinks up the rain BLh91*254 (f. 130r-v)
<Fourth song [add (another hand): On drinking out of Anacreon]>

To friend and to foe BLh91*255 (ff. 130v-131v)
<Fifth song [add (another hand): The married estate]>

Never more will I protest BLh91*256 (f. 131v)
<Sixth song>

Cloris it is not in your power BLh91*257 (ff. 131v-132r)
<Seventh song>

Twelve sorts of meat my wife provides BLh91*258 (f. 132r-v)
<Eighth song>

Ah Cloris ’twas unkindly done BLh91*259 (f. 132v)
<9th song>

Help help O help divinity of love BLh91*260 (ff. 132v-133r)
<10th song>

If any so wise is that sack he despises BLh91*261 (f. 133v)
<11th song>

Ladies though to your conquering eyes BLh91*262 (f. 133v)
<12th song>

I love thee for thy fickleness BLh91*263 (f. 134r)
<13 song>

Give me more love or more disdain BLh91*264 (f. 134r-v)
<14 song>

Prithee tell me faithless swain BLh91*265 (ff. 134v-135r)
<15 song [A dialogue between Strephon and Phillis. The first line of each stanza marked `bis’]>

Tell me no more you love in vain BLh91*266 (f. 135r)
<16 song>

Why should only man be tied BLh91*267 (f. 135v)
<17 song>

Love’s empire as the world is wide BLh91*268 (f. 136r)
<18 song>

O Cloris would the gods allow BLh91*269 (f. 136r-v)
<19 song>

Poor Artaxander long hath wooed BLh91*270 (f. 136v)
<20th song>

O Cupid turn away thy bow BLh91*271 (f. 136v)
<21th song>

Take o take those lips away BLh91*272 (ff. 136v-137r)
<22th song>

I can love for an hour when I’m at leisure BLh91*273 (f. 137r)
<23th song>

Tom and Will were shepherd swains BLh91*274 (f. 137r-v)
<24 song>

May I find a woman fair BLh91*275 (f. 138r)
<25th song>

When Orpheus sweetly did complain BLh91*276 (f. 138r-v)
<26 song>

Go happy heart for thou shalt lie BLh91*277 (ff. 138v-139r)
<27 song>

O Cloris that I now could sit BLh91*278 (f. 139r)
<28 song>

Gaze not on thy beauty’s pride BLh91*279 (f. 139v)
<29 song>

By heaven I’ll tell her boldly that ’tis she BLh91*280 (ff. 139v-140r)
<30 song>

Ah Celia leave that cruel art BLh91*281 (f. 140r-v)
<31 song>

Fear not my genius to unfold BLh91*282 (f. 140v)
<32 song>

Come my Daphne come away BLh91*283 (f. 141r)
<Song in The Cardinal>

Cast your caps and cares away BLh91*284 (f. 141v)
<In Beggar’s Bush>

I’ll go no more to the old exchange BLh91*285 (ff. 142r-143v)
<The New Exchange>

God bless my good lord bishop BLh91*286 (ff. 143v-144r)
<The penance>

Of all the rare juices BLh91*287 (ff. 144v-145r)
<In the praise of canary>

From hunger and cold who lives more free BLh91*288 (f. 145r-v)
<In The Jovial Crew>

Gather your rosebuds while you may BLh91*289 (ff. 145v-146r)
<Lose no time>

I am a rogue and a stout one BLh91*290 (ff. 146r-147r)
<The vagabond>

It chanced not long ago as I was walking BLh91*291 (f. 147r-v)
<The bull’s feather>

You talk of New England I truly believe BLh91*292 (ff. 147v-148v)
<Old England turned new>

What an ass is he BLh91*293 (ff. 148v-149r)
<The indifferent>

Calm was the evening and clear was the sky BLh91*294 (f. 149r-v)
<In evening love>

Saw you not Pierce the piper BLh91*295 (ff. 149v-151v)
<Arthur of Bradly>

When Ise came first to London town BLh91*296 (ff. 151v-153r)
<The northern tike>

Why should not we laugh and be jolly BLh91*297 (ff. 153r-154r)
<The good fellow>

O fortes peioraque passi BLh91*298 (f. 154r)
<[no title; 3 lines from Horace Odes 1:7]>

What fortune had I poor maid as BLh91*299 (f. 154r)
<A cat[c]h>

For my love lies now in his watery grave BLh91*300 (f. 154v)
<Mad woman in The Pilgrim>

On the bank of a brook as I sat fishing BLh91*301 (ff. 154v-155r)
<In the play at St James’s>

I pass all my hours in a shady old grove BLh91*302 (f. 155r-v)
<First song in the masque 1670>