Harvard University Library, MS Eng. 636 F (He36)

`A Collection of Poems’ in a handsome professional hand. An important Rochester’s source, with a strong representations of lampoons. There is a typed detailed description inside the front cover, which dates the compilation of the book between 1675 and 1685. A later hand has corrected the texts throughout.

<Table of Contents on 5 unnumbered pages>

As some old admiral in former war He36*1 (pp. 1-3)
<The disabled debauchee [add (modern hand): (The maim’d debauchee)] [end: Rochester]>

Dear friend I hear this town doth so abound He36*2 (pp. 4-8)
<To my Lord Mulgrave, from Rochester. An epistolary essay from M.G. to O.B. upon their mutual poems [end: Rochester]>

Such perfect bliss fair Cloris we He36*3 (pp. 8-10)
<To a lady in a letter [end: Rochester]>

In the fields of Lincoln Inn He36*4 (pp. 10-12)
<A song [end: Rochester]>

Much wine had passed with grave discourse He36*5 (pp. 12-20)
<Upon the nightwalkers in St James Park [end: Rochester]>

Chloe in verse by your command I write He36*6 (pp. 20-32)
<A letter from Artemisa in the town to Chloe in the country [end: Rochester]>

Deep in an unctuous vale ‘twixt swelling hills He36*7 (pp. 32-9)
<Iter occidentale or The wonders of warm {worm} water [end: Rochester]>

Prick nature’s pump cunt’s pioneer He36*8 (pp. 39-40)
<[no title; runs straight on from previous as though part of same poem] [Rochester attribution implied] [not in TC]>

Well Sir ’tis granted I said Dryden’s rhymes He36*9 (pp. 40-6)
<In imitation of the 10th satire Hor: 1th Lib. Nempe incomposito dixi pede currero etc [end: Rochester] {In imitation] An Intimacon TC}>

When Shakespeare Jonson Fletcher ruled the stage He36*10 (pp. 46-51)
<In defence of satyr [add (modern hand): by Sir Carr Scroop] [The modern hand has also added this poem to the TC]>

To rack and torture thy unmeaning brain He36*11 (pp. 51-3)
<To the supposed author of a late poem in defence of satyr [end: Roch.]>

Rail on poor feeble scribbler speak of me He36*12 (p. 53)
<The answer by Sir S. C. [i.e. Scroope]>

There’s no harm in sound cunts nor in arseholes He36*13 (p. 54)
<Song [end: Roch.]>

When first rebellion struck at the crown He36*14 (pp. 54-5)
<A catch [end: Roch]>

Nothing thou elder brother even to shade He36*15 (pp. 55-8)
<Upon nothing [end: Rochester]>

O Love how cold and slow to take my part He36*16 (pp. 58-61)
<To Love. Numquam p[er] me satis indignate Cupido [end: Rochester]>

‘Tis not that I am weary grown He36*17 (pp. 61-2)
<Upon his leaving his mistress [end: Roch.]>

Vulcan contrive me such a cup He36*18 (pp. 62-4)
<Upon drinking of a bowl [end: Roch.]>

Phillis be gentle I advise He36*19 (pp. 64-5)
<Song [end: Roch.]>

Love bad me hope and I obeyed He36*20 (pp. 65-6)
<Woman’s honour [end: Roch.]>

How blessed was the created state He36*21 (pp. 66-7)
<The fall [end: Roch.]>

While on those lovely looks I gaze He36*22 (pp. 67-8)
<Song [end: Roch.] [added to TC by modern hand]>

Against the charms our bollocks have He36*23 (pp. 68-9)
<Song [end: Roch.]>

By all Love’s soft yet mighty powers He36*24 (pp. 69-70)
<Song [end: Roch.]>

Since to restrain our joy that ill-bred rude He36*25 (pp. 71-4)
<Instructions to his mistress how to behave herself at supper before her husband [end: C. Scroope]>

Base mettell hanger by your master’s thigh He36*26 (pp. 74-5)
<One writing against his prick>

Have you not in a chimney seen He36*27 (p. 75)
<[no title] [added by modern hand to TC]>

O that I could by some new chemic art He36*28 (pp. 75-6)
<The wish [end: Roch.] [added by modern hand to TC]>

Why should so much beauty dread He36*29 (p. 76)
<Song [end: Fisbourn]>

Fair Cloris in a pigsty lay He36*30 (pp. 77-9)
<A song [end: Roch.]>

After death nothing is and nothing death He36*31 (pp. 79-80)
<A paraphrase upon Seneca Trag. Act: 2d. Chorus finem versus. Post mortem nihil est, ipsaque morto nihil etc [end: Rochester]>

Was I who to my cost already am He36*32 (pp. 80-8)
<A satyr against man [end: Rochester]>

All this with indignation have I hurled He36*32.1 (pp. 88-90)
<An addition to the Satyr against man [end: Rochester] [listed separately in TC]>

Were I to choose what sort of shape I’d wear He36*33 (pp. 91-9)
<An answer to the Satyr against man [colophon is initials]>

Dreaming last night of Mistress Farley He36*34 (pp. 99-102)
<A letter from the Lord Buckhurst to Mr George Etheridge [end: Buckhurst]>

As crafty harlots use to shrink He36*35 (pp. 103-5)
<The answer [end: Etheredge]>

If I can guess the devil choke me He36*36 (pp. 106-10)
<Another letter by the Lord Buckhurst, to Mr Etheredge>

So soft and amorously you write He36*37 (pp. 110-14)
<The Answer [title from TC] [end: Etheredge]>

Naked she lay clasped in my longing arms He36*38 (pp. 114-17)
<Imperfect enjoyment [end: Rochester]>

One day the amorous Lysander He36*39 (pp. 117-24)
<An imperfect enjoyment, by Mistress A. Behn>

Since now my Sylvia is as kind as fair He36*40 (pp. 124-31)
<The enjoyment [end: Lord Mulgrave]>

At five this morn when Phoebus raised his head He36*41 (pp. 131-40)
<A satyr upon Tunbridge Wells p[er] Roch. [end: Rochester]>

Under this stone doth lie He36*42 (pp. 140-3)
<An epitaph on the Lord Fairfax>

Since the sons of the muses grow numerous loud He36*43 (pp. 143-8)
<The session of poets>

After so many sad mishaps He36*44 (pp. 148-51)
<To Sir William Davenant on his Gondibert>

When duns came knocking at my door He36*45 (pp. 152-9)
<Captain Radcliffe’s ramble>

My masters and friends and good people draw near He36*46 (pp. 159-61)
<Upon the pyramid [end: Radcliffe]>

All human things are subject to decay He36*47 (pp. 161-71)
<Mack Fleckno>

What Greece when learning only flourished knew He36*48 (pp. 172-4)
<A prologue to the university, spoken there 1672 [end: Jno Dryden]>

No poor Dutch peasant winged with all his fear He36*49 (pp. 174-6)
<The epilogue>

And now it’s time for their officious haste He36*50 (pp. 176-83)
<An elegy upon Oliver Cromwell, late Lord Protector, by John Dryden [p. 181 numbered p. 180 and all following pages numbered one short]>

‘Tis true great name thou art secure He36*51 (pp. 183-200)
<A pindaric ode on the same subject, by Mr Sprat>

We must resign heaven his great soul doth claim He36*52 (pp. 201-2)
<On the same subject. By Mr Waller>

Now curses on you all you virtuous fools He36*53 (pp. 202-16)
<Aude aliquid brevibus gyaris aut / Carcere dignum, sivis esse aliquid etc. Supposed to be spoken by a court hector [TC title: The Court Hector]>

My part is done and you’ll I hope excuse He36*54 (pp. 216-2)
<Apology for the former verses, by way of Epilogue>

Say heaven-born muse for only thou canst tell He36*55 (pp. 220-7)
<The Argument. How Talboy, Kilprick, Suckprick did contend … [etc] [end: Rochester]>

What Timon does old age begin to approach He36*56 (pp. 228-36)
<Satyr. By Sir Charles Sidley. [speakers are `A.’ and `T.’]>

Hail happy warrior hail whose arms have won He36*57 (pp. 236-40)
<To the Prince and Princess of Orange [end: Natt Lee]>

I sing the praise of a worthy wight He36*58 (pp. 240-4)
<A satyr upon the D[uke] of Buck[ingham] [pp. 242-245 misnumbered 142-145]>

Fucksters you that would be happy He36*59 (pp. 245-6)
<Song [end: Rochester]>

All my past life is now no more He36*60 (pp. 246-7)
<Song [end: Rochester] [p. 247, 249 misnumbered 147, 149]>

Love a woman you’re an ass He36*61 (pp. 247-8)
<Song [end: Roch.] [TC title: Love a woman love an ass]>

Beauty is nature’s quaint disguise He36*62 (pp. 248-9)
<Money’s all [end: Rattclif]>

To what intent and purpose was man made He36*63 (pp. 249-50)
<On man [end: Radcliff]>

Welcome brave prince unto this land He36*64 (pp. 250-3)
<To the Prince of Orange [add (modern hand): Waller]>

Thou damned Antipodes to common sense He36*65 (pp. 253-5)
<Upon Mr Edward Howard’s playes [add (modern hand): by W. Wycherley] [end: Witherley]>

Come on you critics find one fault who dares He36*66 (pp. 255-7)
<Verses on the same subject>

From a sensual proud atheistical life He36*67 (pp. 257-61)
<The Duke of B[uckingham]’s litany>

Disgraced undone forlorn made fortune’s sport He36*68 (pp. 261-2)
<The D[uke] of M[onmouth] [The heading `The Answer’ was entered next, but space for the poem (ie `Ungrateful boy I will not call thee son’) on pp. 262-3 left blank. `Satyr on the Courtiers’ and `The Answer’ were also intended for these pages, according to the TC]>

As in the days of yore was odds He36*69 (pp. 264-7)
<The royal buss [end: Roch.]>

Such a sad tale prepare to hear He36*70 (pp. 267-74)
<Dildoides, by the author of Hudibras>

Though ladies of quality’s cunts often itch He36*71 (pp. 274-6)
<Lampoons>

Quoth the Duchess of Cleveland to Counsellor Knight He36*72 (p. 277)
<Mistress Knight’s advice to the Duchess of Cleveland, in distress for a prick>

‘Twas near no purling stream nor shady grove He36*73 (pp. 278-83)
<The dream. Sir C. B.>

I pass all my hours with a lusty young whore He36*74 (pp. 283-4)
<Mock song [add (modern hand): Parody of poem ascribed to Charles II]>

The parsons now keep whores He36*75 (pp. 285-286bis)
<Song [Two consecutive pages numbered 286′ corrects the misnumbering begun at p. 181]>

As Colon drove his sheep along He36*76 (pp. 286bis-293)
<Satyr>

There is a monarch in an isle say some He36*77 (pp. 293-5)
<Verses, By Lord Roch.>

Shame of my life disturber of my tomb He36*78 (pp. 295-6)
<Tom: Rosse his ghost to the Duke of Monmouth [second hand begins] [add (modern hand): Roscommon]>

Tom Jolly’s nose I mean to abuse He36*79 (p. 296)
<A song>

Tell me Jack I prithee do He36*80 (pp. 297-8)
<A song [not in TC]>

Sir / That evening Prior came to town He36*81 (pp. [299]-[302]>
<[no title] [in a third hand, 18th century] [not in TC]>

Dat veniam Corvis vexat censura … He36*82 (pp. [305]-[308]>
<[no title] [two very damaged sheets pasted in] [not in TC]>