Harvard University, Houghton Library, MS Eng. 624 (He24)

A private miscellany rather scrappily written. Contents suggest a non-conformist with broad tastes. Mainstream `Marvellian’ satire, with one or two libertine items and an appendage of Wild-related material. Most from 1660s and 70s, but `Rochester’s Farewell’ indicates material was still being entered in 1680. Order in volume need not indicate chronology of entry. Some notes by a former owner, the critic Edward Dowden. Bound with several printed pamphlets. Pagination seems to exist, but is scarcely visible on film.

Nay painter if thou darest design that fight He24*1 (pp. 1-11)
<The second advice to the painter>

Imperial prince king of the seas and isles He24*1.1 (pp. 11-12)
<To the king>

Sandwich in Spain now and the duke in love He24*2 (pp. 12-25)
<The third advice to a painter>

Great prince and so much greater as more wise He24*2.1 (p. 25)
<To the king>

Draw England ruined by what was given before He24*3 (pp. 26-30)
<The fourth advice to a painter>

Painter where was’t thy former work did cease He24*4 (pp. 30-4)
<The fifth advice to a painter>

When Clarendon had discerned aforehand He24*5 (pp. 35-9)
<The warming of Clarendon House>

Here lies the sacred bones He24*6 (p. 39)
<Upon Clarendine House>

Kendall is dead and Cambridge riding post He24*7 (p. 40)
<Upon the E[arl] of Clarendon’s grandchildren>

Here lieth buried honest Ned Hide / Who as he lived He24*8 (p. 40)
<Epitaph upon the E[arl] of Clarendon’s son>

An honourable sale of Dunkirk was made He24*9 (pp. 41-2)
<All things done honourably>

As Nero once with harp in hand surveyed He24*10 (p. 42)
<[no title] [conclusion of `Draw England ruined… (Painter poem 1)]>

Pride lust ambition and the people’s hate He24*11 (p. 43)
<Clarendon’s epitaph [incomplete, lacks last 3 lines]>

Quoth the king to the wise Lord Arlington He24*12 (pp. 44-5)
<[no title]>

All in the town of London He24*13 (p. 46)
<On Dolben the Bishop of Rochester>

The city hath a mayor which mayor is a lord He24*14 (pp. 47-8)
<[no title]>

It chanced not long ago as I was walking He24*15 (pp. 49-50)
<The bull’s feather>

To the hall to the hall He24*16 (pp. 51-2)
<The levellers rant>

Propter oves et boves He24*17 (p. 52)
<Upon Mr Sheldon a great sheepmaster, subscribing. Mr Sheldon hath subscribed and wot ye why>

Imo Christianissimus He24*18 (p. 52)
<An papa Urbanus sit Christianissimus>

Will it please you to hear a new song He24*19 (pp. 53-5)
<[no title]>

Roger told his brother clown He24*20 (pp. 56-60)
<[no title]>

These lines had kissed your hands October last He24*21 (pp. 61-78)
<Vox et lacrimae anglorum. Or the true Englishmen’s complaints, to their representatives in parliament humbly tendered to their serious consideration at their next sitting. february the 6th 1667. By reason of the multitude of oppressions they make the oppressed to cry they cry out by reason of the arm of the mighty Job. 35.9. And in every province whithersoever the king’s commandment and his decree came, there was great mourning and fasting and weeping and wailing. Esth. 4.3. To the parliament [The main section `Renowned patriots open your eyes’ begins on p. 62. A Postscript `If e’er you leave us in a lasting peace’ concludes pp. 73-8]>

Come on ye critics find one fault who dare He24*22 (pp. 79-80)
<L[ord] B[uckhurst] on Mr Howard’s poem>

Prorogued on prorogation damned rogues and whores He24*23 (pp. 81-7)
<[no title] [the last 12 lines are not in POAS]>

Spread a large canvas painter to contain He24*24 (pp. 88-91)
<[no title]>

Great Charles who full of mercy wouldst command He24*24.1 (pp. 91-2)
<To the king>

Ah Raleigh when thy breath thou didst resign He24*25 (pp. 93-100)
<A dialogue between Britannia and Sir Walter Raleigh>

Clarendon had wit and sense He24*26 (p. 101)
<[no title; Dowden has added `On the Young Statesman by J. Dryden 1680′]

Filled with the noisome follies of the age He24*27 (pp. 102-7)
<Rochester’s farewell [p. 108 blank]>

Ten crowns at once and to one man and he He24*28 (pp. 109-12)
<The grateful nonconformist or a return of thanks to Sir John Barker knight and doctor of physic who sent the author ten crowns [begins Wild-related group] >

So the bright taper useless burns He24*29 (p. 113)
<Mr Wanly to Dr Wild>

What jolly shepherd’s voice is this He24*30 (pp. 113-16)
<Dr Wild’s answer>

What sullen wary shepherd’s voice is this He24*31 (pp. 116-20)
<Mr Wanly’s reply>

Honestly done however though the stuff He24*32 (pp. 120-3)
<Wild’s answer to Wanly’s reply 2 pt [p. 124 blank]>

And must our deaths be silenced too I guess He24*33 (pp. 125-8)
<On the death of Mr Calamy not known to the author of a long time after>

Here a poor minister of Christ doth lie He24*34 (p. 129)
<The epitaph>

The night is come like to the day He24*35 (p. 130)
<[no title] [Browne, from Religio medici]>

Bright soul instruct us mortals how to mourn He24*36 (pp. 131-2)
<An elegy upon the death of King Charles the first [with a Chorus `Hark hark how each orb his tune doth keep’]>

Law physic and divinity He24*37 (pp. 133-4)
<[no title]>