Los Angeles, University of California Library, Dept. of Special Collections, MS coll. 170/68 (CAL68)

A collection with a strong retrospective bent originally compiled in the early 1680s and then apparently supplemented twenty years and more later. Some printed material pasted in.

Nothing thou elder brother even to shade CAL68*1
<Of nothing [`Rochester’]>

Chloe by your command in verse I write CAL68*2
<Artemissa to Cloe [`Rochester’]>

Well sir ’tis granted I say Dryden’s rhymes CAL68*3
<A satire in imitation of Horace’s Sat. 10. B. 1. [`Rochester’]>

When Shakespeare Fletcher Johnson ruled the stage CAL68*4
<A satire in imitation of Hor. Sat. 4. B. 1.>

Farewell you gilded follies pleasing troubles CAL68*5
<A farewell to the world [`H. Wooton’]>

As on his deathbed panting Strephon lay CAL68*6
<On the Earl of Rochester [`Flatman’]>

Are ladies then so excellent in rhyme CAL68*7
<To the ladies on Mrs Philips’ poems>

‘Tis true great name thou art secure CAL68*8
<On the death of O. Cromwell. A pindaric ode [marginal gloss: `A poem too too good for ye subject’] [`Dr Spratt’]>

[As t’other night in bed I thinking lay] CAL68*9
<The gamble or a dream of the grand cabal [Pages 29–38 containing this poem have been torn out. This work is listed in index, but also crossed out]>

While with a strong and yet a gentle hand CAL68*10
<A panegyric on Cromwell>

We must resign Heaven his great soul doth claim CAL68*11
<The storm on the death of O. Cromwell [`E. Waller’]>

‘Tis well he’s gone o had he never been CAL68*12
<The answer to the storm [`Godolphin’]>

Were I who to my cost already am CAL68*13
<A satire on man [`Rochester’]>

Were I a spirit to choose for mine own share CAL68*14
<A satire for man in answer to that against man [bad bleed through]>

The bane of all pleasure and the luggage of life CAL68*15
<On marriage. By Shepherd>

Great good and just could I but rate CAL68*16
<An epitaph on K. C. I. by the Marquess of Montross>

How far are they deceived who hope in vain CAL68*17
<Ephelia to Bajazet>

[Madam] If you’re deceived it is not by my cheat CAL68*18
<Bajazet to Ephelia>

If I live to grow old for I find I go down CAL68*19
<Dr Pope’s wish>

After a sittings now our lady state CAL68*20
<Advice to a painter. Third part [marginal gloss: `A scandalous poem’]>

So his bold tube man to the sun applied CAL68*21
<To the king [not in index]>

Nay painter if thou darest design that fight CAL68*22
<The second and third advice to a painter for drawing the history of our naval actions the two last year[s] 1665 and 1666. In answer to Mr Waller [incomplete, ending at line 160, though no discontinuity in pagination [not in index]>

Thou common shore of this poetic town CAL68*23
<Lord Buckhurst to Mr Julian etc. A familiar epistle to Mr Julian secretary to the muses on Sir Carr Scroope>

Madam The poets tell how once enamoured Jove CAL68*24
<Spoken ex tempore to a lady whose covetous parents debarred her from all company especially of those who were not rich>

The rising morn had summoned night away CAL68*25
<Moschus’s Europa done into English>

Madam Thus with yourself have you presented been CAL68*26
<To a lady to whom he presented the foregoing poem>

If your adorer still you will retain CAL68*27
<For fruition against Mr Cowley (p. 32 The Mistress)>

No by my faith she lies it cannot be CAL68*28
<On a lady’s showing me a copy of verses in Cowley’s Mistress (viz. My fate, p. 56) and applying them to herself>

So soon as you against me took the field CAL68*29
<To Orinda>

Deep as the grave all things a silence kept CAL68*30
<Antenor’s dream [incomplete, following page missing]>

[ ] CAL68*31
<A dialogue [on lost pp. 107–8; listed in index]>

Happy the man if yet that man there be CAL68*32
<An essay on heroic poetry [incomplete, breaks off at l. 120 and the following 6 pages are blank. This is the last entry in the index. On the next page, p. 46 of a printed edition of Suckling’s Aglaura has been pasted in, containing the song `No, no, fair heretic, it needs must be’]>

Wanton Cupid runs away CAL68*33
<Moschus’s [Greek title] Fugitive love [Greek first line]>

Well then Lysander since you would be great CAL68*34
<To Lysander>

Within my breast I felt a sudden flame CAL68*35
<Love discovered>

The man that’s just and resolutely good CAL68*36
<Horace’s 3rd ode 3rd book paraphrased [incomplete, breaks off at stanza 5]>

Amongst all the errors under which mankind generally labours CAL68*37
<Of happiness [prose text] [incomplete?]>

Fret not dear Withy why should ought control CAL68*38
<To Mr Withy complaining of discouragement>

The Queen a message to her senate sent CAL68*39
<An epigram on the Queen’s motion to the parliament to settle an estate on the duke of Marlborough 1702 incerti autoris>

These sons and grandsons are to us their mothers CAL68*40
<A riddle from the Greek spoken by two women with each a child in her arms [`E.W.’]>

Always at home abroad I range CAL68*41
<Another [`Limax’]>

Flesh within and bones without CAL68*42
<Another [`Ostrea’]>

Magne aedes major Dominus miracula posthac CAL68*43
<In aedes Blenhemianas>

Versailles no more shall of her wonders boast CAL68*44
<[no title; a translation of above] [`E.W.’] [spelt `Verceils’]>

Formica vectus tanquam est elephante Menander CAL68*45
<Ex graeco (Greek title) [`E.W.’]>

Quod sim mortalis novi sed quando peragro CAL68*46
<[Ptolemaei (Greek title)] [`E.W.’]>

En nubes tangit Marlburi cella columna CAL68*47
<In columnam Blenhemianam [`E.W.’]>

Marlburii famae frustra est erecta columna CAL68*48
<Aliud [`E.W.’]>

Pro rege saepe pro republica semper CAL68*49
<The Duke of Buckingham and Normanby made the following epitaph for himself>

For every prince that hit my fancy CAL68*50
<Thus translated by an unknown hand>

Errabat Lysidas telis Armatus amoris CAL68*51
<In Domini Archeri Dominae Tippingae nuptias / Epigramma alludens ad utriusque armorum insignia [followed by drawing of coat of arms]>

Armed with Love’s artillery CAL68*52
<Englished

Hear all ye friends to knighthood CAL68*53
<On Sir William Morgan knight of the Bath [`incerto Authore’]>

O bright exemplar of the British youth CAL68*54
<[no title; added at bottom of page]>

Despairing beside a clear stream CAL68*55
<Collin’s complaint [new hand]>

When times were yet but rude thy pen endeavoured CAL68*56
<An epitaph in commendation of Sir George Turberville?? a learned gentleman [`Sir Jo: Harrington, Knight 1631′] [new hand]>


On the following pages are pasted in two pages from a printed edition, with title `Poetry of the reign of Queen Elizabeth’, containing `Avarice’ by Henry Lok, `Gray Heares’ by William Hunnis, and `A Ditty’ by Anthony Munday. Pages 73 through 107 are blank, and pp. 108–9 contain the index.