Leeds, The University of Leeds, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. q. 38 (Lb38)

A professionally written collection similar in general appearance to Harl. 7319. If the reference to a `person of quality’ is genuine one would be tempted to look for him in the Dorset circle. `A Collection of the most choice and Private Poems, Lampoons &ca. from the withdrawing of the late King James 1688 to the year 1701. Collected by a person of Quality.’ This is an excellently preserved and easy to read MS, all in a single hand. Note close relationship to BLh15.

<Table of Contents>

A late expedition to Oxford was made Lb38*1 (pp. 1-4)
<On the Lord Lovelace’s triumphant march into Oxford 1688>

Madam I loathe the censurers of the town Lb38*2 (pp. 4-8)
<A letter to the Lady Osborn 1688>

Humbly sheweth / That having lost our limbs lives and estates in the year 1660 Lb38*3 (pp. 8-10)
<To the honourable convention of Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled 1688. The humble petition of Major General Harrison, Mr Cook, Mr Cary and Mr Hugh Peters on behalf of themselves and the rest of the regicides [prose text]>

How just is then the tribute of our eyes Lb38*4 (pp. 11-15)
<Upon the sickness of the Archbishop of Canterbury. Febr. 14 1688>

Canonical black coats like birds of a feather Lb38*5 (pp. 15-18)
<The convocation. 1688>

By what I did hear the little bird sing Lb38*6 (pp. 19-20)
<A dialogue between Supple and Sturdy. 1688>

Would you be preserved from ruin Lb38*7 (pp. 20-3)
<The impartial inspection. 1688>

Man and wife are all one Lb38*8 (p. 24)
<A description of a Hampton Court life. 1689>

‘Tis common we know for goblins to walk Lb38*9 (pp. 24-8)
<A dialogue betwixt the ghosts of Russell and Sydney. 1689. Introduction [followed by the dialogue, with no sub-heading]>

O last and best of Scots who didst maintain Lb38*10 (p. 29)
<On Dundee 1680. By Mr Dryden>

I sing the man that raised a shirtless band Lb38*11 (pp. 29-36)
<The king of hearts [marg: Ld Polamere]>

When Heav’n surrounded Britain by the main Lb38*12 (pp. 36-42)
<The invasion. 1688/9>

Some thieves by ill hap with an honest man met Lb38*13 (pp. 43-5)
<Nonsense authenticated and consecrated by a vote of our late English Convention to be the main fundamental of our new government. Or, The modern state and meaning of the word Abdicate. Paralleled by divers instances. To the tune of Packington’s pound>

God prosper long our noble Will Lb38*14 (pp. 46-50)
<King William’s triumph. Being an excellent new ballad of all his glorious achievements since his landing. To the tune of Cheviot chase. 1689/90>

A glorious figure did J once make Lb38*15 (pp. 50-1)
<On J: and O: 1690>

If abdicate James Lb38*16 (pp. 51-3)
<A new ballad. As it was made by Cooling and Shepherd. To the tune of God prosper long our noble king etc. 1690>

Welcome great monarch to the throne we gave Lb38*17 (pp. 53-6)
<A congratulatory poem on his majesty’s return from Ireland. 1690 {his majesty’s] King William’s TC}>

From the Dutch coast when you set sail Lb38*18 (pp. 56-8)
<Doctor Lower’s advice in a familiar epistle to King William. 1690>

Passive obedience and non- Lb38*19 (pp. 58-60)
<The female casuist or Sherlock’s conversion. 1690>

Let England rejoice with heart and with voice Lb38*20 (pp. 60-4)
<England’s congratulation for its happy condition under the glorious reign of King William and Q[ueen] Mary. To Packington’s pound. 1690 Now wars dissensions want and taxes cease / And in their room come riches, trade and peace>

Stain of thy country and thy ancient name Lb38*21 (p. 65)
<On the Earl of Torrington. 1690>

Whether the graver did by this intend Lb38*22 (pp. 65-8)
<On the two pictures. 1690>

Our zealous sons of mother church Lb38*23 (pp. 68-70)
<The Tory’s creed. 1690>

With a grave leg and courteous smile Lb38*24 (pp. 70-9)
<The opening of the sessions. 1690 [marg (first line): Sr Jno Lowther of Lowther]>

No sooner had the royal senate met Lb38*25 (pp. 79-80)
<A supplement to the opening of the sessions. 1690>

Whosoever will be saved he must believe Lb38*26 (pp. 81-3)
<Athanasius’ creed paraphrased>

A thin ill-natured ghost that haunts the king Lb38*27 (pp. 83-7)
<The nine. 1690 [TC title: The nine kings] [marginal notes identify the person alluded to in each stanza]>

What charms have brought thee into verse Lb38*28 (pp. 87-93)
<The female nine. 1693 [marginal notes identify the person alluded to in each stanza]>

When Monmouth the chaste read those impudent lines Lb38*29 (pp. 93-5)
<An excellent new ballad, giving a true account of the birth and conception of a late famous poem called The female nine. To the tune of Packington’s pound>

Ye mighty lampooners who grow so in fashion Lb38*30 (pp. 96-7)
<On the modern lampooners. 1690>

E Scotia presbyter profugus Lb38*31 (pp. 97-9)
<In episcopum Sarisburiensem>

As in a dream our thinking monarch lay Lb38*32 (pp. 99-103)
<King Charles the second’s ghost. 1691>

You Englishmen all that are tendered the curse Lb38*33 (pp. 104-7)
<The divorce. 1691>

Dear Mr Heveningham / I make bold to send this ballad to you Lb38*34 (pp. 108-9)
<A copy of a letter, in which The Divorce was enclosed [prose text]>

Resolved that the proof of adultery committed against her husband Lb38*35 (pp. 109-10)
<Resolution of the House of Ladies. 1691 [prose text]>

Dear Somerton once my belov’d correspondent Lb38*36 (pp. 111-15)
<Somerton’s epistle [end: Your servant Jack How>

Who would have thought that Rome’s convert so near Lb38*37 (pp. 115-17)
<A new ballad. To the tune of Packington’s pound. 1692>

The faults of princes and of kings Lb38*38 (pp. 117-20)
<The universal health. Or, A true union to the Q[ueen] and Princess>

Pro Jacobo secundo sine regno rege Lb38*39 (pp. 120-1)
<Votum. 1692>

Hail mighty James a king without a crown Lb38*40 (pp. 121-2)
<Englished thus [not listed separately in TC]>

Mr Speaker / I have troubled you little of late for indeed Lb38*41 (pp. 122-6)
<A speech which was intended to have been spoken by Mr John Smith a member of the House of Commons on Saturday the 28th day of January 1692 (upon occasion of the Triennial Bill) but by changing his coat, was unfortunately left at home in his pocket [prose text]>

Welcome great princess to this lonely place Lb38*42 (p. 127)
<The night bellman of Pickadilly. 1692 {princess to] prince unto}>

You are to take a messenger with you and find out the dwelling house Lb38*43 (pp. 127-30)
<My Lord Nottingham’s order to Mr Dives late Clerk of the Council upon notice of the aforesaid verses [prose text in numbered paragraphs] [not listed separately in TC]>

I’ll have a new test which neither shall own Lb38*44 (pp. 130-1)
<A new nothing. 1692>

Married Sir Robert can the news be true Lb38*45 (pp. 131-4)
<A dialogue between Sir Robert Howard and Colonel Titus. 1692>

Declining Venus has no force o’er love Lb38*46 (pp. 134-6)
<Satyr>

Deserted out of Colonel Bellasis Richmond’s regiment Lb38*47 (pp. 136-8)
<Advertisement. In the City Mercury Feb. 1693 [prose text]>

In Mercury of London it lately appears Lb38*47.1 (p. 138)
<[no title; a verse conclusion to previous] [not listed separately in TC]>

In pious times ere bugg’ry did begin Lb38*48 (pp. 139-46)
<Jenny Cromwell’s complaint against sodomy>

My lords and gentlemen / I am afraid you will think this time of meeting Lb38*49 (pp. 147-50)
<A true and seasonable speech for K[ing] W[illiam] to his parliament. 1693 [prose text]>

My lords and gentlemen / I am informed notwithstanding all the pains Lb38*49.1 (pp. 150-4)
<[no separate title; part of previous] [prose text] [not listed separately in TC]>

My lords and gentlemen / I believe you will expect I should say something to you about the Smyrna Fleet Lb38*49.2 (pp. 154-7)
<[no separate title; part of previous] [prose text] [not listed separately in TC]>

When Tewksbury mustard shall wander abroad Lb38*50 (pp. 157-8)
<A prophecy found under the foundation of the chapel of Wallingford House, engraven in lead, and discovered on Saturday the 2d of June 1694 and sent by Mr Thomas Povey to the Lord Mayor, who immediately proclaimed a fast thereon [with marginal notes]>

When the last of all knights is the first of all knaves Lb38*51 (p. 158)
<A prophecy found under the Treason Bench in St James’s Park the 12 of June, engraved in copper, and carried to the Lord Chamberlain by Sergeant Barecroft [marg (first line): Sr Fleet. Shepherd]>

Dorinda’s sparkling wit and eyes Lb38*52 (p. 159)
<On the Countess of Dorc[heste]r. 1694>

Tell me Dorinda why so gay Lb38*53 (p. 160)
<Another on the same lady. By E[arl of] D[orse]t [included in TC with previous]>

The sound of thy renown being borne on the wings of an angel of victory Lb38*54 (pp. 161-3)
<The petition of Hassan a Turk, condemned for sodomy, as it was translated by Sir William Hedges. To the most high and mighty Hunkyar William Sultan of England and Holland, whose end as his beginning be prosperous [prose text] [with marginal notes]>

What thou saidst for me Aga William when thou wert Turgiman for me Lb38*55 (pp. 164-5)
<To the renowned Beigh W. H. one of the cadyes of the City of London, To whom if merciful, God shew mercy, and his end be happy [prose text] [not listed separately in TC]>

Let noble Sir Positive lead the van Lb38*56 (pp. 165-70)
<The clubmen of the House of Commons. 1694 [marg (first line): Sr Ro: Howard]>

Soon as the dismal news came down Lb38*57 (pp. 171-2)
<On the queen’s death. By an Oxford barber>

In early days ere prologues did begin Lb38*58 (pp. 172-4)
<The Strollers prologue at Cambridge. 1695>

As late at funeral pomp I sat Lb38*59 (pp. 175-8)
<The mourners. 1695>

Fair Amoret is gone astray Lb38*60 (pp. 178-9)
<A hue and cry after fair Amoret. 1696. By E[arl of] D[orse]t [marg: D. Fitzhard. Daughter]>

Last year in the spring / The life of the king Lb38*61 (pp. 179-81)
<A new ballad. 1697 {1697] on the Capitation Act TC}>

Attend all you curious and to your own fate Lb38*62 (pp. 181-8)
<Cupid’s post boy. 1697>

My lords I have received a letter Lb38*63 (pp. 189-91)
<A dialogue between the k[in]g, Bentin[ck] and Sun[derlan]d. 1697>

Great William concerned to leave his gulled boobies Lb38*64 (pp. 191-2)
<Upon the nine chits. 1697>

Happy are they who wisely do foresee Lb38*65 (pp. 192-6)
<The result of the Lords of the Treasury. March 1697>

Of ramblings and follies you oft have been told Lb38*66 (pp. 196-201)
<The royal folly. 1698>

A muse’s power though Fate has stopped his breath Lb38*67 (pp. 201-3)
<In praise of nobody. 1698>

And why to me this letter of complaint Lb38*68 (pp. 204-9)
<An answer to J: Poultney’s letter, why I do not let my wife keep some sort of company. 1698>

Since Manwaring and learned Perry Lb38*69 (pp. 209-14)
<An epistle from Hen: Heningham to the Duke of Somerset at Newmarket. 1698 [marg: Bartue]>

The town is in a high dispute Lb38*70 (pp. 215-16)
<An answer [to previous]>

O Harry canst thou find no subject fit Lb38*71 (pp. 217-21)
<A letter from J.P. to Colonel Heveningham, occasioned by the Colonel’s two late letters>

Noble sir this epistle most humbly complains Lb38*72 (pp. 221-5)
<To Mr Manwaring, secretary to the most noble Knights of the Toast [end: J: H:]>

When to the great the suppliant muses press Lb38*73 (pp. 226-9)
<To the most renowned the President and the rest of the Knights of the most noble order of the Toasts [end: Your Honours most Devoted Servant E. Settle] [not in TC]>

Celinda loved by ev’ry swain Lb38*74 (pp. 230-1)
<On Mr Congreve and Mrs Bracegirdle 1698>

Phillis regardless of her charms Lb38*75 (pp. 231-2)
<On a young lady, turning quick about, that had like to have struck a gentleman down with her back-side [not in TC]>

What hand what skill can form the artful piece Lb38*76 (pp. 232-9)
<Advice to a painter>

Now soar my muse on thy sublimest wing Lb38*77 (pp. 239-44)
<The perfect enjoyment>

When Adam beheld Mother Eve newly born Lb38*78 (pp. 244-5)
<A sonnet translated out of French>

The nauseous Ruthen would for France Lb38*79 (pp. 245-6)
<The wish. 1698>

May she to nauseous Scarsdale prove Lb38*80 (pp. 246-7)
<On Mrs Bracegirdle>

When Heaven’s great power had made the world’s vast frame Lb38*81 (pp. 247-8)
<In praise of woman. by Lord Cutts>

Of all the torments all the cares Lb38*82 (pp. 248-9)
<The rival. 1698>

Why d’ye with such disdain refuse Lb38*83 (pp. 249-50)
<To a lady more cruel than fair. 1698>

Young Corydon and Phillis Lb38*84 (pp. 251-2)
<Song. By a lady. 1698>

When Burnet perceived that the beautiful dames Lb38*85 (pp. 253-5)
<An excellent new ballad {ballad] ~ upon the Bishop of Sarum TC} To the tune of Packington’s pound. 1698>

Ye worthy patriots go on Lb38*86 (pp. 255-60)
<An encomium upon the parliament. 1699>

How happy were good English faces Lb38*87 (pp. 260-2)
<The women’s complaint to Venus. 1699>

Why nymphs these pitiful stories Lb38*87.1 (pp. 262-3)
<Venus’s reply>

There was wondrous intriguing at th’ assembly Lb38*88 (pp. 263-7)
<The assembly at Kensington. 1699>

Where gently Thames in stately channels glides Lb38*89 (pp. 267-72)
<The playhouse. 1699 [not in TC]>

Since the times are so nice Lb38*90 (pp. 272-3)
<On Vice Chamberlain Bertue. 1699>

Gold rules within and reigns without these doors Lb38*91 (p. 273)
<Writ over the House of Commons door. 1700>

Madam / While vulgar souls their vulgar loves pursue Lb38*92 (p. 274)
<Chloe to Artimesa. 1700>

Damon forbear and don’t disturb your muse Lb38*93 (pp. 274-8)
<To Damon. 1700>

In your letter to me you desire to know Lb38*94 (pp. 278-9)
<A letter found in Dover Road. 1700>

Since the senate is mad and the lords are such tools Lb38*94.1 (p. 279)
<The answer>

When King William ruled this land Lb38*95 (pp. 280-2)
<An excellent new ballad {ballad] ~ on Squinny etc TC} To the tune of Chivy Chace. 1700>

Having thanked me so much for the news in my last Lb38*96 (pp. 282-7)
<A conference between K[ing] W[illiam] and the Earl of Sunderland. In a letter to a friend. June 1700>

For Gloucester’s death which sadly we deplore Lb38*97 (p. 288)
<On the death of the Duke of Gloucester. 1700 [not in TC]>

Hans Carvel impotent and old Lb38*98 (pp. 288-97)
<Hans Carvel. De la Fountain imitated. Adapted to the E[arl] of Ranelagh. 1700 [misnumbering: no pp. 294-5]>

Hold England’s friend your needless labour spare Lb38*99 (pp. 297-8)
<To a certain gentleman that is said to be answering Dr Davenant’s books. 1701>

Too conscious of her worth a noble maid Lb38*100 (p. 298)
<On Lady Betty Cromwell, Lord Raby and Colonel Codrington. 1698 [out of order in TC: follows entry for p. 247]>