Chicago, University of Chicago Library, MS f553 (Commonplace Book 1717) (CH53)

`Collection of poems mainly by English authors of the 17th and 18th centuries MDCCXV:XVI’. Largely from printed sources.

Celia and I the other day CH53*1 (p. 1)
<The lady’s looking-glass [end: Prior]>

There is a place which man most high does near CH53*2 (p. 2)
<Fancy [end: Cowley]>

With double force a woman always moves CH53*3 (p. 2)
<Woman [end: Henly]>

Our yesterday’s tomorrow now is gone CH53*4 (p. 2)
<Tomorrow [end: Cowley]>

These ills by none but woman could be done CH53*5 (p. 3)
<Love-sick [end: Dryden]>

When I sigh by my mistress and gaze on those eyes CH53*6 (p. 3)
<Love’s antidote>

I’m not one of your fops who to please a coy lass CH53*7 (pp. 3-4)
<A song>

O how pleasant is’t how sweet CH53*8 (p. 4)
<Anacreon imitated>

Tomorrow you will live you always cry CH53*9 (p. 4)
<Tomorrow [end: Cowley]>

No no vain world thy joys are frail CH53*10 (p. 5)
<The meditation>

Women are governed by a stubborn fate CH53*11 (p. 5)
<Woman>

The proverb holds that to be wise and love CH53*12 (p. 6)
<Love [end: Dryden]>

To thee dear Tom myself addressing CH53*13 (pp. 6-8)
<A dialogue between Sir John Pooley and Thomas Killigrew poet>

In church the prayer book and the fan displayed CH53*14 (p. 8)
<To Belinda>

So bright is thy beauty so charming thy song CH53*15 (p. 8)
<On a handsome woman with a fine voice but very covetous and proud>

Nature in pity has denied you shape CH53*16 (p. 8)
<To Flavia>

Those envious flakes came down in haste CH53*17 (p. 8)
<On some snow that melted on a lady’s breast>

My days have been so wondrous free CH53*18 (p. 9)
<A song>

As Venus once Latona’s daughter spied CH53*19 (p. 10)
<From Sannazarius>

So fair a form with such devotion joined CH53*20 (p. 10)
<Written in a lady’s prayer book>

And is Miss Tabby from the world retired CH53*21 (p. 10)
<On the death of a lady’s cat [end: Harison]>

I feel O laudanum thy power divine CH53*22 (p. 10)
<In praise of Laudanum [end: Ibid.]>

Now thus it is when tender virgins burn CH53*23 (p. 11)
<Woman>

Gentle air thou breath of lovers CH53*24 (p. 12)
<A sigh [24 and 25 reversed in index]>

When Mars the Lemnian darts surveyed CH53*25 (p. 12)
<The forty-fifth ode of Anacreon>

Gay Bacchus liking Estcourt’s wine CH53*26 (pp. 13-4)
<An anacreontic [end: Parnell]>

Thou art woman a true copy of the first CH53*27 (p. 15)
<Woman [end: Otway]>

To enjoy your life in happiness CH53*28 (p. 15)
<Martial. lib. 10. Ep. 47 imitated. Vitam quæ faciant Beatiorem iocundissime Martialis hæc sunt &c>

How ill the motion with the music suits CH53*29 (p. 15)
<Upon a company of bad dancers to good music>

A wretch long tortured with disdain CH53*30 (p. 16)
<Love’s relief>

So fair a semblance of so fair a face CH53*31 (p. 16)
<To a painter upon his drawing a lady’s picture>

Strephon the young the loveliest swain CH53*32 (p. 17)
<A song>

What mean the wonders can such beams of light CH53*33 (p. 18)
<Upon a beautiful lady with cataracts in both eyes. By a gentleman with an impediment in his speech>

How long will Cynthia own no flame CH53*34 (p. 19)
<A song>

Thy all is but a show CH53*35 (p. 19)
<Woman [end: Milton]>

No more severely kind affect CH53*36 (pp. 20-1)
<To a jealous mistress>

In Phoebus’ wit as Ovid said CH53*37 (p. 21)
<To a young lady on her translation of the story of Phoebus and Daphne from Ovid>

From White’s and Will’s CH53*38 (pp. 21-2)
<A song [end: Philips]>

Why will Florella when I gaze CH53*39 (p. 22)
<A song>

Long had I known the soft enchanting wiles CH53*40 (pp. 22-3)
<On a lady who is the most beautiful and witty when she’s angry [end: Eusden]>

You ask my friend how I can Delia prize CH53*41 (pp. 23-4)
<To Mr. [ ] [end: Ibid.]>

Phillis the young the fair the gay CH53*42 (p. 24)
<A song>

Ah traitoress ah ingrate ah faithless mind CH53*43 (p. 25)
<Woman [end: Dryden]>

Look here ye pedants who deserve that name CH53*44 (p. 25)
<On reading the critique on Milton in the Spectator [end: Eusden]>

Now did the bagpipe in hoarse notes begin CH53*45 (pp. 26-8)
<The smock-race at Finglas>

Whoever in a mean abode presumes CH53*46 (pp. 28-9)
<On a tobacco box>

Intolerable vanity your sex CH53*47 (p. 29)
<Woman>

Blush not redder than the morning CH53*48 (p. 30)
<An epithalamium>

Milo’s from home and Milo being gone CH53*49 (p. 30)
<An epigram>

See Sylvia see a captive swain CH53*50 (p. 30)
<A song>

The hoary fool who many days CH53*51 (p. 31)
<Tomorrow [end: Prior]>

Night to lovers’ joys a friend CH53*52 (31)
<A song>

Behold the woes of matrimonial life CH53*53 (pp. 32-4)
<The wife of Bath. Her prologue from Chaucer [end: Pope]>

We hope to find CH53*54 (p. 44)
<Woman>

It is of a nature so subtle CH53*55 (p. 44)
<A maidenhead [end: Dryden]>

Born to estates and bred to no intent CH53*56 (p. 44)
<The bravarians>

I hate and yet I love thee too CH53*57 (p. 44)
<Catullus to his mistress [end: Cowley]>

The fearful passenger who travels late CH53*58 (p. 45)
<Cantabit vacuus coram Latrone Viator [end: Dryden]>

When I was young and passion bore the sway CH53*59 (p. 45)
<The admiration ceased>

Men without love have oft so cunning grown CH53*60 (p. 45)
<Love>

Pray charming Sylvia do not think you raise CH53*61 (p. 46)
<A lover to his fat mistress>

Belinda see from yonder flowers CH53*62 (p. 46)
<A gentleman snatching a kiss of a lady>

Here’s to thee Dick this whining love despise CH53*63 (p. 47)
<Against love [end: Cowley] [cf. #310]>

Hard fate of lovers subject to our laws CH53*64 (p. 47)
<Woman>

Some dull philosopher when he hears me say CH53*65 (pp. 47-8)
<The soul [end: Cowley]>

Or I’m a very dunce or womankind CH53*66 (pp. 48-9)
<Women’s superstition [end: Ibid.]>

After the fiercest pangs of soft desire CH53*67 (p. 49)
<A song>

Who names that lost thing love without a tear CH53*68 (p. 49)
<Love [end: Tatler] [4 lines from `Artemisia to Chloe’]>

I know your passion friend and well approve CH53*69 (p. 50)
<An epistle to D[ ]>

The spacious firmament on high CH53*70 (p. 51)
<An ode. Written upon the heavens declare the glory of God…>

Of age’s avarice I cannot see CH53*71 (p. 52)
<Covetousness in old age [end: Denham]>

Ye virgin powers defend my heart CH53*72 (p. 52)
<A song>

Fatally fair they are and in their smiles CH53*73 (p. 53)
<Woman [end: Rowe]>

Why should a foolish marriage vow CH53*74 (p. 53)
<A song>

Can this be he could Charles the good the great CH53*75 (pp. 54-5)
<Thoughts occasioned by the sight of an original painting of King Charles the first taken at the time of his trial>

To Dryden’s muse I early homage paid CH53*76 (p. 56)
<On a dispute with a gentleman about the excellence of some of Mr Dryden’s writings when a lady being asked her opinion blamed ’em [end: Eusden]>

If mortals die as soon as breath departs CH53*77 (p. 56)
<Death>

At last ’tis granted what we wished for long CH53*78 (pp. 57-8)
<To the author of the Tatlers [end: Eusden]>

Trust me dear George could I in verse but show CH53*79 (pp. 59-60)
<An epistle by Mr Phillips in answer to a friend who desired him to write upon the death of King William>

In vain my muse would imitate the strains CH53*80 (pp. 60-3)
<A pastoral by the author of the anonymous verses before Cato [a dialogue between Phillis and Aminta]>

Panthea long had felt love’s pleasing smart CH53*81 (pp. 63-6)
<Panthea [end: Gay]>

Now Phoebus rose and with his early beams CH53*82 (pp. 67-70)
<Araminta. A town eclogue [end: Ibid.]>

Two murmuring streams in wild meanders flow CH53*83 (p. 70)
<The rivers of love [end: Eusden]>

Passion by long absence does improve CH53*84 (p. 70)
<Absence>

When wintry blasts and ruffling storms expire CH53*85 (pp. 71-2)
<The spring>

Whilst on their wings the gentle zephyrs bear CH53*86 (pp. 73-80)

<St Julian’s prayer>

The joys of meeting pay the pangs of absence CH53*87 (p. 80)
<Absence>

We read in profane and sacred records CH53*88 (pp. 81-6)
<A dialogue between two horses. The introduction [end: Marvell]>

Woman thou worst of all church plagues farewell CH53*89 (p. 87)
<On the divorces by parliament>

In Æsop’s new-made world of wit CH53*90 (p. 87)
<Fair warning>

Chaste pious prudent C[harles] the second CH53*91 (pp. 88-92)
<The history of the insipids [end: Rochester]>

Here uninterred suspends though not to save CH53*92 (p. 93)
<An epitaph on Felton [end: Buckingham]>

Husband thou dull unpitied miscreant CH53*93 (pp. 93-5)
<A satire against marriage>

Hail reverend Tripos guardian of the law CH53*94 (p. 95)
<Upon Tyburn>

A true dissenter here does lie indeed CH53*95 (p. 96)
<An epitaph on Harry Carr>

When God almighty had his palace framed CH53*96 (p. 96)
<Purgatory>

If heaven be pleased when sinners cease to sin CH53*97 (p. 96)
<Elegy on Coleman>

When crowding folks with strange ill faces CH53*98 (pp. 97-8)
<To Mr Fleetwood Shepherd [end: Prior]>

Gentle reproofs have long been tried in vain CH53*99 (p. 99)
<Prologue [end: Rochester]>

Maids need no more their silver pisspots scour CH53*100 (p. 100)
<The pisspot’s farewell>

Two Welshmen partners in a cow CH53*101 (pp. 101-2)
<The bargain>

Two travellers an oyster found CH53*102 (pp. 102-3)
<The plaintiff and defendant>

A certain priest had hoarded up CH53*103 (p. 103)
<The robber robbed>

Virtue is the plague of human life CH53*104 (p. 104)
<Wife [end: Dryden] [extract from Dryden’s Aureng-Zebe, Act II]>

What’s love to you? CH53*105 (pp. 104-5)
<Age [end: Ibid.] [extract from Dryden’s Aureng-Zebe, Act II]>

A papist died as ’twas Jehovah’s will CH53*106 (p. 105)
<The ghost>

Farewell my Tom D[an]by my pimp and my cheat CH53*107 (p. 106)
<D[an]by’s farewell>

When Israel first provoked the living lord CH53*108 (p. 106)
<An allusion>

John Dryden’s enemies were three CH53*109 (p. 106)
<On the death of Mr Dryden>

Thus ’twas of old then Israel felt the rod CH53*110 (pp. 107-8)
<To the haters of popery by what names or titles soever dignified or distinguished>

The gospel and law allow monarchs their due CH53*111 (p. 108)
<A song>

Madam / We address you today in a very new fashion CH53*112 (p. 109)
<An address>

Happily housed these lares are CH53*113 (pp. 109-10)
<On the Duke of B[ ]’s house. Sic siti lætantur lares>

The Cestrian roach will prove a fine fish CH53*114 (p. 110)
<A song>

Proud with the spoils of royal cully CH53*115 (p. 110)
<On the Countess of D[ ]r>

And hast thou left old Jemmy in the lurch CH53*116 (pp. 111-13)
<A satire on the French king [end: Brown]>

At five this morn when Phoebus raised his head CH53*117 (pp. 114-18)
<Tunbridge Wells [end: Rochester]>

Miss Molly a famed toast was fair and young CH53*118 (pp. 118-21)
<The medicine. A tale for the ladies [end: Tatler]>

The poets tell us idle tales to please us CH53*119 (pp. 121-23)
<Upon King James pistolling a mastiff dog at Banbury in his last progress>

How vain is virtue which directs our ways CH53*120 (p. 123)
<Virtue [cf. #172]>

If ’tis not love what is it that I feel CH53*121 (p. 124)
<The amorous scrutiny>

I’ll sing in the praise if you’ll lend but an ear CH53*122 (pp. 124-6)
<The Inniskilling regiment>

O Harry canst thou find no subject fit CH53*123 (pp. 127-9)
<A letter from J. P. to Col. H.>

Near to the Rose where punks in numbers flock CH53*124 (pp. 130-33)
<The playhouse>

King James say the jacks as other kings do CH53*125 (pp. 133-4)
<On the report of King James’s sending a plenipotentiary to the Treaty of Ryswick>

Prithee Jerry be quiet cease railing in vain CH53*126 (pp. 134-5)
<The benefit of the theatre>

Fire water woman are man’s ruin CH53*127 (p. 135)
<A Dutch proverb>

God bless our gracious sovereign Anne CH53*128 (pp. 136-40)
<The history and fall of the conformity bill>

When daring Blood his rent to have regained CH53*129 (p. 141)
<On Blood’s stealing the crown>

Dum Regina subit constanti pectore mortem CH53*130 (p. 141)
<On the death of Q[ueen] M[ary]>

The queen deceased so pleased the king so grieved CH53*131 (p. 141)
<In English [translation of previous; not listed separately in index]>

Nan and Frank two quondam friends CH53*132 (pp. 142-7)
<The combat. The argument>

Mountown thou sweet retreat from Dublin cares CH53*133 (pp. 148-51)
<Mully of Mountown [end: Swift]>

How much egregious Moore are we CH53*134 (pp. 151-2)
<The worms [end: Pope]>

Full twenty years and more our labouring stage CH53*135 (pp. 153-4)
<The prologue to Albion and Albanius>

Sure there’s a dearth of wit in this dull town CH53*136 (pp. 154-6)
<The prologue to King Arthur [end: Dryden]>

Disdain and love succeed by turns CH53*137 (p. 156)
<Hate [end: Ibid.]>

O Venus beauty of the skies CH53*138 (pp. 157-8)
<A hymn to Venus>

But come thou goddess fair and free CH53*139 (pp. 158-9)
<Mirth {L’allegro uncorr}>

Let Rufus weep rejoice stand sit or walk CH53*140 (p. 159)
<An epigram>

The first physicians by debauch were made CH53*141 (p. 159)
<Exercise>

Underneath this marble hearse CH53*142 (p. 160)
<On the Countess of Pembroke>

Gods life’s your gift then season it with such fate CH53*143 (p. 160)
<A prayer>

For thee sweet month the groves green liveries wear CH53*144 (p. 161)
<May>

Thou rising sun whose gladsome ray CH53*145 (pp. 161-2)
<A song>

Haste my reindeer and let us nimbly go CH53*146 (p. 162)
<A song>

With a loud voice through every field and wood CH53*147 (pp. 163-4)
<The enquiry of Venus after Cupid>

At dead of night when stars appear CH53*148 (pp. 164-5)
<The third ode of Anacreon>

Come on ye critics find one fault who dare CH53*149 (pp. 165-6)
<To the honourable E[dward] H[oward] on his poems>

Methinks the poor town has been troubled too long CH53*150 (p. 167)
<A song>

Here lies little [ ] a yard deep and more CH53*151 (p. 168)
<An epitaph>

Come gentle air the Aeolian shepherd said CH53*152 (p. 169)
<On the presenting a fan to a lady which had the history of Cephalus and Procris painted on it>

When first the Tatler to a mute was turned CH53*153 (p. 169)
<On the Spectator [end: Tate]>

No longer Orpheus shall thy sacred strains CH53*154 (p. 170)
<Epitaphs. On Orpheus written by Antipater [group of 6 epitaphs begins]>

Still in our ears Andromache complains CH53*155 (p. 170)
<On Homer by Alpheus of Mytilene>

This tomb be thine Anacreon all around CH53*156 (p. 170)
<On Anacreon by Antipater>

Divine Euripides this tomb we see CH53*157 (p. 171)
<On Euripides by Ion>

Wind gentle evergreen to form a shade CH53*158 (p. 171)
<On Sophocles by Symonides>

The very bees O sweet Menander hung CH53*159 (p. 171)
<On Menander the author anonymous>

In courts licentious and a shameless stage CH53*160 (pp. 172-3)
<To the supposed author of the Spectator>

Conceal fond man conceal the mighty smart CH53*161 (p. 174)
<Corinna>

When Brunswick first appeared each honest heart CH53*162 (pp. 175-9)
<The royal progress>

A grotto so complete with such design CH53*163 (pp. 180-81)
<To Mrs [ ] on her grotto>

As he lay on the plain his arm under his head CH53*164 (pp. 181-2)
<A song>

Gallants by all good signs it does appear CH53*165 (p. 182)
<An epilogue>

Why d’ye with such disdain refuse CH53*166 (p. 183)
<To a lady more cruel than fair [end: Vanbrook]>

Damon if you will believe me CH53*167 (p. 184)
<A song>

You maidens and wives and young widows rejoice CH53*168 (pp. 184-6)
<Upon four new physicians repairing to Tunbridge>

Come Celia let’s agree at last CH53*169 (p. 186)
<A song>

The world / Where nothing without sorrow’s to be had CH53*170 (p. 187)
<World>

That Niobe to stone was changed CH53*171 (p. 187)
<From Anacreon>

How vain is virtue which directs our ways CH53*172 (p. 187)
<Virtue [cf. #120]>

Blessed as the immortal god is he CH53*173 (p. 188)
<An ode>

Noble generous great and good CH53*174 (pp. 188-9)
<A hue and cry after a stray heart>It happened on a summer’s holiday CH53*175 (pp. 189-90)
<Cymon [end: Dryden]>

Poor Job lost all the comforts of his life CH53*176 (p. 190)
<An epigram on Job travestied by the city bard>

Be not puffed up with knighthood friend of mine CH53*177 (pp. 190-91)
<On the knighting of Sir R. B.>

When Job contending with the devil I saw CH53*178 (p. 191)
<Occasioned by the news of Sir R. Blackmore’s paraphrase on Job being in the press>

My time O ye muses was happily spent CH53*179 (pp. 192-4)
<A song>

Our church alas as Rome objects does want CH53*180 (pp. 194-5)
<Satire upon the Romish confessors [end: Dryden]>

Gabriel no blessed spirit more kind or fair CH53*181 (p. 196)
<Gabriel [end: Cowley] [extract from Cowley’s Davideis, Book 2]>

Full two yards deep CH53*182 (pp. 196-7)
<An epitaph on the Lord Langford who died on his wedding night>

If through that hole CH53*183 (p. 197)
<Answered by King James the first>

Pious Selinda goes to prayers CH53*184 (p. 197)
<A song>

Thespis the first professor of our art CH53*185 (pp. 198-9)
<The prologue at Oxford 1680>

At the sight of my Phillis from every part CH53*186 (p. 199)
<A song>

Cupid instruct an amorous swain CH53*187 (p. 200)
<A song>

When Lesbia first I saw so heavenly fair CH53*188 (p. 200)
<Lesbia [end: Congreve]>

Fair Amoret is gone astray CH53*189 (p. 201)
<A hue and cry after fair Amoret [end: Congreve]>

Ah what pains what racking thoughts he proves CH53*190 (p. 201)
<A song [end: Ibid.]>

Best gift that Heaven’s indulgence could bestow CH53*191 (pp. 202-3)
<In praise of memory inscribed to the honourable the Lady Worsely>

I looked and I sighed and I wished I could speak CH53*192 (p. 203)
<A song [end: Congreve]>

With sickly actors and an old house too CH53*193 (p. 204)
<A prologue>

We act by fits and starts like drowning men CH53*194 (pp. 205-6)
<An epilogue>

Would you be free ’tis your chief wish you say CH53*195 (p. 206)
<Vis fieri liber? &c. Mar[tial] [end: Cowley]>

Discords and plots which have undone our age CH53*196 (pp. 207-8)
<A prologue to the university of Oxford>

Kindness has resistless charms CH53*197 (p. 208)
<Kindness>

Lord of yourself encumber with a wife CH53*198 (p. 209)
<Marriage>

Ah why are not the hearts of women known CH53*199 (p. 209)
<Jealousy>

Who knows what adverse fortune may befall CH53*200 (p. 210)
<Hope>

Torment me with this horrid rage no more CH53*201 (p. 210)
<Jealousy>

What can be sweeter than our native home CH53*202 (p. 210)
<Wife>

From frozen climes and endless tracks of snow CH53*203 (pp. 211-3)
<A description of the winter at Copenhagen>

Though actors cannot much of learning boast CH53*204 (pp. 213-4)
<A prologue to the university of Oxford>

First of mankind that we from Heaven are sent CH53*205 (pp. 215-8)
<Free-will [a dialogue between R, G, and A]>

Ladies I hope there’s none behind to hear CH53*206 (pp. 219-20)
<Prologue to the Princess of Cleves>

A qualm of conscience brings me back again CH53*207 (pp. 220-21)
<The epilogue>

A knight delights in hardy deeds of arms CH53*208 (p. 221)
<An acrostic [end: Rochester] [= APRICK]>

A mighty pain to love it is CH53*209 (p. 222)
<Gold [end: Cowley]>

The husband’s the pilot the wife is the ocean CH53*210 (pp. 223-4)
<Verses sent to a friend who twice ventured his carcass in marriage [end: Brown]>

That I do with humble bows no more CH53*211 (p. 224)
<Quod te nomine? &c. Martial [end: Cowley]>

Fairest of thy sex and best CH53*212 (p. 225)
<A song>

Foolish prater what dost thou CH53*213 (pp. 225-6)
<Swallow [end: Cowley]>

Liberal nature did dispense CH53*214 (p. 226)
<Beauty [end: Ibid.]>

Come all ye grave old gouty dons CH53*215 (pp. 227-8)
<A hobby-horse ditty to the cow-dance tune of Gallop & S[ ] [With a chorus, `Drink my juniper ale…’]>

Well then sir you shall know how far extend CH53*216 (p. 229)
<Vota tui breviter &c. Mar[tial] [end: Cowley]>

Too late alas I must confess CH53*217 (p. 229)
<A song [end: Rochester]>

When Tewkesbury mustard does travel abroad CH53*218 (p. 230)
<A prophecy>

When the last of all knights is the first of all knaves CH53*219 (p. 230)
<The answer>

Our play’s a parallel the holy league CH53*220 (pp. 231-2)
<Prologue to The Duke of Guise>

Much time and trouble this poor play has cost CH53*221 (pp. 232-4)
<The epilogue>

A nymph and a swain to Apollo once prayed CH53*222 (p. 234)
<A song>

Bright beauties who in awful circles sit CH53*223 (pp. 235-[2352])
<Prologue to Don Sebastian spoken by Mrs Mountford dressed like an officer>

I quaked at heart for fear the royal fashion CH53*224 (pp. [2352]-236)
<The epilogue spoken betwixt Antonio and Moryma>

In marriage are two happy things allowed CH53*225 (p. 236)
<Marriage>

I’m thinking and it almost makes me mad CH53*226 (pp. 237-8)
<Epilogue to Amphitrion spoken by Phædra>

Fly swift ye hours ye measure time in vain CH53*227 (p. 238)
<Absence>

Kings fight for kingdoms madmen for applause CH53*228 (p. 238)
<Love>

For wedlock ripe look out and choose thy love CH53*229 (p. 238)
<Hesiod’s counsel>

From France from Spain from Rome I come CH53*230 (pp. 239-40)
<A song>

My grateful thoughts so throng to get abroad CH53*231 (p. 241)
<Thanks>

If Rome can pardon sins as Romans hold CH53*232 (p. 241)
<Rome’s pardons>

Hope of all ills that men endure CH53*233 (p. 242)
<Hope>

But O the joy the mighty ecstasy CH53*234 (p. 243)
<Joy>

A wig that’s full CH53*235 (pp. 243-4)
<A song>

I am sorry Sam thou art such a ninny CH53*236 (pp. 245-6)
<To a gentleman that had his pocket picked of a watch and some gold by his mistress. A burlesque letter>

The rich have still a jibe in store CH53*237 (p. 246)
<Poverty>

In the first rank of these did Zimri stand CH53*238 (p. 247)
<Zimri. D[uke] of B[uckingham] [extract from Dryden’s Absolom and Achitophel]>

How happy are we CH53*239 (p. 247)
<A song>

Were none of you gallants e’er driven so hard CH53*240 (p. 248)
<Prologue for the women when they acted at the old house Lincolns-Inn Fields>

Wherever I am or whatever I do CH53*241 (p. 249)
<A song>

At length gay morn smiles in the eastern sky CH53*242 (p. 250)
<Morning>

Alas alas here free from cares and strife CH53*243 (p. 250)
<An epitaph on an orange merchant who died in his wife’s arms the first night>

Careful observers may foretell the hour CH53*244 (pp. 251-3)
<A description of a city shower [out of order in index]>

Still to one end they both so justly drew CH53*245 (p. 253)
<Friendship [end: Cowley]>

O what man’s condition can be worse CH53*246 (p. 253)
<Avarice [end: Ibid.]>

Is this blind Cupid the reward CH53*247 (p. 254)
<A song>

I never yet could see that face CH53*248 (p. 255)
<Inconstancy>

Ye powers implacable and dread CH53*249 (pp. 255-7)
<A song>

In this thankless world the givers CH53*250 (p. 257)
<Ingratitude>

When nymphs were coy and love could not prevail CH53*251 (p. 258)
<To a lady on her parrot>

Now hardly here and there an hackney coach CH53*252 (p. 258)
<Morning>

Now luck for us and a good hearty pit CH53*253 (pp. 259-60)
<Prologue to The Spanish Friar>

Great monarch of the world from whose power springs CH53*254 (pp. 260-62)
<Monarchy in misery [end: K. C. 1]>

I tried if books would cure my love but found CH53*255 (p. 263)
<The incurable>

The devil take those foolish men CH53*256 (p. 264)
<The resolution [end: Cowley]>

Oft am I by the women told CH53*257 (p. 264)
<Age>

The labouring bee when his sharp sting is gone CH53*258 (pp. 265-6)
<Prologue to Amphytrion spoken by Mrs Bracegirdle>

Whether alone or in the harlot’s lap CH53*259 (pp. 266-8)
<Luxury and avarice>

All that’s sweet and soft attend CH53*260 (pp. 268-9)
<An epithalamium>

Fill the bowl with racy wine CH53*261 (p. 270)
<Epicure [end: Cowley]>

I’ll sing of heroes and of kings CH53*262 (p. 270)
<Love>

The judge removed though he’s no more my lord CH53*263 (pp. 271-2)
<Prologue to Don Sebastian spoken by a woman>

The thirsty earth soaks up the rain CH53*264 (p. 273)
<Drinking [end: Cowley]>

Underneath this myrtle shade CH53*265 (pp. 273-4)
<Epicure>

Happy insect what can be CH53*266 (pp. 274-5)
<Grasshopper>

Get that great gift and talent impudence CH53*267 (p. 275)
<Impudence>

He that is rich is every thing that is CH53*268 (p. 276)
<Riches>

What store of jibing scoffs are thrown CH53*269 (p. 276)
<Poverty [end: Oldham] [extract from Oldham’s `Satyr in imitation of the third of Juvenal’]>

Laws bear the name but money bears the power CH53*270 (p. 276)
<Law>

Superfluous pomp and wealth I not desire CH53*271 (p. 277)
<Golden mean>

He’s no small prince who every day CH53*272 (p. 277)
<Liberty>

Let him that will ascend tottering seat CH53*273 (p. 278)
<Jacob’s wish>

O damned trade of versifying CH53*274 (pp. 278-9)
<The complaint of the poets in Hell>

She loves and she confesses too CH53*275 (p. 280)
<Honour [end: Cowley]>

‘Tis not indeed my talent to engage CH53*276 (p. 281)
<Protestations of friendship>

Discreet what means this word discreet CH53*277 (p. 282)
<Discretion [end: Cowley]>

Fly swift ye hours ye sluggish minutes fly CH53*278 (pp. 283-4)
<To Cælia [end: Duke.]>

Since love has kindled in our eyes CH53*279 (p. 285)
<From a platonic gentleman to his mistress>

Friend Dick howe’er it comes into his head CH53*280 (pp. 285-6)
<The ninth epistle of the first book of Horace imitated [end: Prior]>

Beauty thou wild fantastic ape CH53*281 (p. 286)
<Beauty [end: Cowley]>

Distrust and darkness of a future state CH53*282 (p. 287)
<Death>

The dazzling lustre of your skies CH53*283 (p. 287)
<The masque>

As Clelia rested in the shade CH53*284 (p. 287)
<The surprise>

Night love and wine no moderation bear CH53*285 (p. 288)
<Love>

I hate fruition now ’tis past CH53*286 (p. 288)
<Enjoyment [end: Oldham]>

Make me a bowl a mighty bowl CH53*287 (pp. 289-90)
<The cup>

As oft Sir Tradwel as we meet CH53*288 (p. 291)
<An allusion to Martial. Book the first. Epig. the 18th>

Late as I on my bed reposing lay CH53*289 (pp. 292-4)
<The dream>

Nay then the Devil take all love if I CH53*290 (pp. 294-7)
<Elegy the fifth. Book the second. Ovid>

I’ve heard my friend and heard it said by you CH53*291 (pp. 298-9)
<Book the 2d. Elegy the 10th. Ovid>

Not I I never vainly durst pretend CH53*292 (pp. 299-302)
<Book the 2d. Elegy the 4th. Ovid>

There is not one base act which men commit CH53*293 (pp. 302-16)
<The 13th satire of Juvenal imitated>

Though much concerned to leave my good old friend CH53*294 (pp. 316-32)
<The 3d satire of Juvenal imitated>

The power of love CH53*295 (p. 332)
<Love [end: Dryden] [extract from Dryden’s Palamon and Arcite]>

Man at first a drop dilates with heat CH53*296 (p. 333)
<Man [end: Ibid.] [extract from Dryden’s Palamon and Arcite]>

The pale assistants on each other stared CH53*297 (p. 333)
<Amazement [end: Ibid.] [extract from Dryden’s Theodore and Honoria]>

At the close CH53*298 (pp. 333-7)
<A storm [end: Ibid:]>

Near the Cymmerians in his dark abode CH53*299 (pp. 337-8)
<The palace of sleep [end: Ibid:]>

Perceivest thou not the process of the year CH53*300 (pp. 338-9)
<The year [end: Ibid:]>

Time was when we were sowed and first began CH53*301 (pp. 339-40)
<Man [end: Ibid:]>

Women with a mischief to their kind CH53*302 (p. 340)
<Woman [end: Ibid:]>

Know this O man nobility of blood CH53*303 (pp. 341-3)
<Nobility of blood [end: Ibid:]>

If poverty be my upbraided crime CH53*304 (pp. 343-4)
<Poverty [end: Ibid:]>

All dreams as in old Galen I have read CH53*305 (p. 345)
<Dreams [end: Ibid:]>

Neither pills nor laxatives I like CH53*306 (p. 345)
<Physic [end: Ibid:]>

Here the doctors eagerly dispute CH53*307 (pp. 346-7)
<Free will [end: Ibid:]>

Full in the midst of the created space CH53*308 (pp. 347-9)
<The palace of fame [end: Ibid:]>

Dreams are but interludes which fancy makes CH53*309 (p. 349)
<Dreams [end: Ibid:]>

Here’s to thee Dick this whining love despise CH53*310 (pp. 350-1)
<An ode [end: Cowley] [cf. #63]>

When chance or cruel business parts us two CH53*311 (pp. 351-2)
<Friendship in absence [end: Ibid.]>

If dearest friend it my good fate might be CH53*312 (p. 353)
<Si tecum mihi chare Martialis &c. L. 5. Ep. 21. imitated [end: Ibid.] [not in index]>

Five years ago says Story I loved you CH53*313 (p. 354)
<Inconstancy [end: Ibid.]>

I’ve had today a dozen billet doux CH53*314 (pp. 355-6)
<An epilogue>

If gold could wasted life restore CH53*315 (p. 356)
<Gold. A song>

A frog that left her native mud CH53*316 (p. 357)
<The frog and the ox>

Tell me O Lydia for by heaven I swear CH53*317 (p. 358)
<An imitation of the 8th ode of the 1st L. of Horace, Lydia dic per omnes &c.>

Ladies tonight your pity I implore CH53*318 (pp. 358-60)
<Epilogue to Phædra spoken by Mrs Oldfield who acted Ismena [end: Prior]>

The sceptics think ’twas long ago CH53*319 (pp. 360-66)
<The ladle [end: Ibid.]>


At the end of the poems `Finis July ye 30th 1717′. Following table of contents:

The Names of most of the Authors from whom these Poems were collected.

Milton Steet
Cowley Rowe
Rochester Tate
Dryden Eusden
Oldham Congreve
Otway Duke
Brown Gay
Lee Vanbrook
Farquar Prior
Buckingham Swift
Marvel Henly
Pope Harison
Philips Parnell
Finis Finis
August ye 6th 1717