Nottingham University Library, Portland MS PwV 42 (Np42)

Cameron scriptorium, Venus group: first of a three-volume set with PwV42 and PwV44. `A Collection of Poems and Lampoons &ca Not yet Printed’. Broadly similar in order and contents to Of15, where however, some post-1703 material is added at the end, and the following items are not present:

Poor Mountfort is gone and the ladies do all
Places thus very near our pious schools
Here lies a peer
Fain thou wouldst know whom I would choose
Madam I cannot but congratulate
The youth whose fortune the vast globe obeyed
When to the king I bid good morrow
O what a damned age do we live in
There’s no such thing as good or evil
Whether Father Patrick be not Muckle John’s natural son
Not Rome in all her splendour could compare
Would you send Kate to Portugal
Last night when I to sleep my self had laid
Man and wife are all one
What a bustle of late have we had to no purpose]

Items are dated and in chronological order.

With a loud voice through every field and wood Np42*1 (pp. 1-3)
And everything he has is stamped with death
<Venus’s enquiry after Cupid. Taken out of Theophrastus>

Such a sad tale prepare to hear Np42*2 (pp. 4-13)
We find no dildos from his ashes rise
<Dildoiades. By the author of Hudibras [marg: 1672]>

You ladies all of merry England Np42*3 (pp. 13-20)
Indeed it had gone hard with Seignior Dildo
<Seignior Dildo. By Lord Dorset and Mr Shepperd [marg: 1673]>

Son of a whore God damn thee canst thou tell Np42*4 (pp. 20-1)
The readiest way my lord’s by Rochester
<The Earl of Rochester’s conference with the post boy [marg: 1674]>

‘Tis the Arabian bird alone Np42*5 (p. 21)
They would like doves and sparrows do
<The encouragement>

In all humility we crave Np42*6 (p. 22)
The greatest prince in Christendom
<The House of Commons’ petition to the king. By the Earl of Rochester>

Charles at this time having no need Np42*6.1 (p. 22)
Thanks you as much as if he did
<The king’s answer [not listed separately in TC]>

I tell thee Dick where I have been Np42*7 (pp. 23-34)
And I for them be shent
<The Chequer Inn. Tune I tell thee Dick. By Mr H Savile [marg: 1673]>

Thou common shore of this poetic town Np42*8 (pp. 35-40)
His mistress lost yet still his pen’s his sword
<A familiar epistle to Julian secretary to the muses. By John Dryden [marg: 1677]>

Zoons what ails the parliament Np42*9 (pp. 41-9)
Poor Thomas Earl of Danby
<On the Earl of Danby lately fallen into a praemunire. By the Duke of Buckingham [marg: 1679]>

The grave House of Commons by hook or by crook Np42*10 (pp. 49-52)
But to throw out the bishops that threw out the bill
<On the bishops throwing out the Bill of Exclusion [marg: 1679]>

May it please your majesty / We your majesty’s most loyal and dutiful subjects Np42*11 (pp. 53-6)
the addressing lawyers run into of presenting it in unwarrantable numbers
<The humble address of the ladies of pleasure [marg: 1679] [prose text]>

One whole piece of the Duchess of Cleveland’s honesty Np42*12 (pp. 57-73)
with considerable abatement for each bidding
<An auction at the Royal Coffee House. On Tuesday the ninth day of January 1680, are to be sold by inch of candle, at the Royal Coffee House at Charing Cross, these several goods in parcels [marg: 1680] [prose text] [37 lots]>

Whereas there are two thousand and more Roman Catholic priests Np42*13 (p. 74)
He or she shall receive five hundred pound for their pains
<An advertisement [prose text]>

Seventy-four articles of war in large imperial paper Np42*14 (pp. 75-8)
and now known by the name of the Conquest of England
<A catalogue of books to be sold by Mr Ogleby at White Fryers [prose text]>

I thank you for the character of a popish successor Np42*15 (pp. 79-100)
if parliamentary courses be not complied with by the king
<The true Englishman speaking plain English [marg: 1680] [prose text]>

What words what sense what night-piece can express Np42*16 (pp. 101-4)
And brought three kingdoms to his master’s laws
<On the penitent death of the Earl of Rochester. Who died the 26th of July 1680. By Sir Francis Fane [marg: 1680]>

Curse on those critics ignorant and vain Np42*17 (pp. 105-11)
But some are fools enough to take their own
<A satyr on the court ladies [marg: 1680]>

Since ev’ry foolish coxcomb thinks it fit Np42*18 (pp. 111-18)
Didapping Wharton bears the bays away
<An answer to the satyr on the court ladies [marg: 1680]>

Who’d be the man lewd libels to indite Np42*19 (pp. 118-27)
Those few unblemished are not mean’d in this
<Satyr [marg: 1680]>

Muse let us change our style and live in peace Np42*20 (pp. 127-35)
And peevish Jack will never write again
<Utile dulce [marg: 1681]>

Of all the plagues with which this world abounds Np42*21 (pp. 136-41)
The counsel’s good believe’t and take it
<An essay of scandal [marg: 1681]>

Stamford’s countess led the van Np42*22 (pp. 141-8)
Moll adieu you’ve lost your squire
<The ladies’ march [marg: 1681]>

Of civil dudgeon many a bard Np42*23 (pp. 149-60)
Betwixt the white-staff knight and lady o’th’ red nose
<The quarrel between Frank and Nan 1681 [marg: 1681. Lord Newport and Nan Capell the Orange Woman] [With introductory `Argument’ (Nan and Frank two quondam friends)]>

Our monarch’s whore from France is come Np42*24 (pp. 160-3)
And set his duchess right
<Portsmouth’s return. To a new Scotch tune [marg: 1682]>

Send forth dear Julian all thy books Np42*25 (pp. 163-9)
And ev’ry night I’ll sit and write / Then hey boys up go we
<Satyr to Julian [marg: 1682]>

If Sulla’s {Scylla’s} ghost made bloody Catiline start Np42*26 (pp. 170-5)
Send Doctor Burnet to me or I die
<Mrs Nelly’s complaint [marg: 1682]>

Come all ye youths that yet are free Np42*27 (pp. 175-81)
Like Arundel and Gray
<A ballad to the tune of Chevy Chase [marg: 1682]>

You scribblers that write still of widows and maids Np42*28 (pp. 182-6)
If ev’ry one’s wife should turn honest again
<The Lady Freschvile’s Song of the wives. To the tune of Packington’s Pound [marg: 1682] [this and next poem reversed in TC]>

But why this fury all that e’er was writ Np42*29 (pp. 186-96)
Houses blown up have stopped a fire’s course
<A satyr. Ignis ignibus extinguitur [marg: 1682]>

Since satyr is the only thing that’s writ Np42*30 (pp. 196-9)
To make good Poet Paunch’s prophecy
<Satyr undisguised [marg: 1683]>

This trick of trimming is a fine thing Np42*31 (pp. 200-3)
Monmouth cuts a caper and Sidney lets a fart / Exeunt omnes
<The cushion dance at court to the tune of Joan Saunderson. Enter Jeffrey Aylworth followed by the king and duke hand in hand [marg: 1683]>

Leave off your ogling Francis Np42*32 (pp. 204-7)
And servant Roger Martin
<Advice, or an heroic epistle to Frank Villiers. To an excellent new tune called A health to Betty [marg: 1683]>

In vain the fulsome errors of the age Np42*33 (pp. 207-18)
Thou yet hast stock enough thy self to trade
<A satyr on both Whigs and Tories [marg: 1683]>

Happy great prince and so much happier thou Np42*34 (pp. 219-29)
And ‘midst a glorious heap of burning cunts expire
<Sardanapalus. By Mr Oldham [marg: 1683]>

The youth was belov’d in the spring of his life Np42*35 (pp. 229-38)
Than thus to be hanged for cutting a purse
<A gentle ballad called Lamentable Lory. To the tune of O youth youth etc [marg: 1684]>

Mine and the poets’ plague consume you all Np42*36 (pp. 238-41)
And safer far by pimping get my bread
<Julian’s farewell to the muses [marg: 1685]>

Whither young Damon whither in such haste Np42*37 (pp. 241-52)
He makes me happier than a fancied god
<A pindaric on the marriage of the Right Honourable the Earl of Dorset and Middlesex to the Lady Mary Compton [a dialogue between Damon and Amintas]>

Too long we have troubled the court and the town Np42*38 (pp. 252-3)
And came out more a blockhead than ere he went in
<The compleat fop [marg: 1685]>

As I’m informed on Monday last you sat Np42*39 (pp. 254-6)
Instead of fulsome arse use wholesome cunt
<Advice to Doctor Oates not to be melancholy [marg: 1685]>

Since by just flames the guilty piece is lost Np42*40 (pp. 257-64)
And make us whilst we pity him forget our loyalty
<Advice to a painter upon the defeat of the rebels in the West and the execution of the late Duke of Monmouth. — Pictoribus atque poetis / Quid libet — [marg: 1685. The duke’s picture burnt at Cambridge]>

Older and wiser has long a proverb been Np42*41 (pp. 264-73)
It is much better than to fight the Turk
<On the camp [marg: 1686]>

Well did the Fates guide this unlucky arm Np42*42 (pp. 273-4)
He slew an atheist to preserve a fool
<The duel [marg: 1685/6]>

Since scandal flies thick Np42*43 (pp. 275-83)
And to clear ’em as I have done these
<The vindication. The first part [marg: 1686]>

Since you have forgot Np42*44 (pp. 284-91)
The town has been cloyed with already
<The vindication. The second part [marg: 1686]>

Fools must be meddling in matters of state Np42*45 (pp. 291-8)
The apartment for swiving in the verge of Whitehall
<A satyr on the ladies of honour [marg: 1686]>

Of all the plagues mankind possess Np42*46 (pp. 299-308)
Worn out of date have chilled my tired muse
<Madame Le Croix [marg: 1686]>

If devout Pawlet Mary Np42*47 (pp. 309-12)
She’ll be banished the sight of the king
<A new ballad. Truth needs no vindication. To the tune of He got money by’t etc [marg: 1686]>

All you that know men and for virgins would pass Np42*48 (pp. 313-16)
By concealing a brat and a pox are undone
<The lady’s mistake or The physician’s puzzle. To the tune of, O youth! thou hadst better been starved at thy nurse [marg: 1686]>

I sing the story of a scoundrel lass Np42*49 (pp. 316-24)
To meet the prince she had so often topped
<The lady of pleasure or The life of Nelly truly drawn,/ From Hop-yard Cellar to the throne / Till into th’ grave she tumbled down [marg: 1686]>

Warmed with the pleasures which debauches yield Np42*50 (pp. 324-31)
And just at five this morning found my lodging
<The last night’s ramble [marg: 1687]>

Much wine had passed with much discourse Np42*51 (pp. 332-5)
Cried candle’s out I’ll do’t and turned to whore
<The Rose Tavern Club [marg: 1687]>

Curs’d be those dull unpointed dogg’rel rhymes Np42*52 (pp. 335-62)
As when old Hide was catched with rem in re / Cætera desunt
<A faithful catalogue of our most eminent ninnies. — Quos omnes / Vicini oderunt, noti, pueri, atque puellæ./ Hor: Serm: 1o [marg: 1687] [marg (last line): Lord Mountague catched her in fact with my Lord Rochester]>

Here lies a creature of indulgent fate Np42*53 (p. 363)
By his preposterous translation
<An epitaph on Lory Hide [marg: 1687]>

Here lives a peer raised by indulgent fate Np42*54 (p. 364)
True to his God and faithful to his trust
<Elegy [not in TC]>

When the king leaves off Sedley and keeps to his queen Np42*55 (pp. 365-9)
And instead of a father should meet with a friar / Then popery out of this nation shall run
<The prophecy [marg: 1687]>

Williams thy tame submission suits thee more Np42*56 (pp. 369-70)
If so then drawer light me down to shite
<On Sir William Williams solicitor-general [marg: 1687/8]>

A session of lovers was held t’other day Np42*57 (pp. 371-95)
He had left being a man she would make him a beast
<The session of lovers in imitation of Sir John Suckling’s Session of Poets [marg: 1687/8]>

A session of ladies was held on a stage Np42*58 (pp. 395-408)
Since the goddess had made so equal a choice
<The session of ladies [marg: 1688]>

The court was scarce up when the sluices broke in Np42*59 (pp. 409-16)
To see the old beldam confirmed in her choice
<A supplement to the Session of Ladies [marg: 1688]>

Whilst thou hadst all my heart and I all thine Np42*60 (pp. 416-18)
Would live would die both dying rem in re
<A dialogue between Horace and Lydia>

My dearest friend that lov’st me so Np42*61 (pp. 418-20)
To show how wounded love may triumph over death
<An ode in imitation of Horace>

Hold Madam Modena you come too late Np42*62 (pp. 421-5)
The queen’s waters broke and washed ’em all away
<The deponents [marg: 1688]>

Long had my pen lain dull and useless by Np42*63 (pp. 426-31)
And ev’ry man avoid that foul high way
<A satyr [marg: 1688/9]>

Room for a pedant with those forms of speech Np42*64 (pp. 431-6)
But monsieur’s coin will always heavier weigh
<The comparison between the two secretaries Nottingham and Shrewsbury [marg: 1690]>

The queen a message to the senate sent Np42*65 (pp. 436-7)
At which her grace and majesty took snuff
<On the queen’s message to the Commons, by Sir Charles Hedges [marg: 1703] [This poem begins an appendix of Queen Anne pieces not in Of15; the same hand continues]>

When a church on a hill to the Danube advances Np42*66 (pp. 437-8)
By one who was lately in Packington’s Pound
<A prophecy found by the Bishop of Worcester [marg: 1704]>

Away with your ballads begone with old Simon Np42*67 (pp. 438-43)
By pushing it forward I’ve but caught a Tartar
<The downcast. By the French king [marg: 1704/5]>

God bless our gracious sovereign Anne Np42*68 (pp. 443-53)
On t’other side the Main
<The history and fall of the Conformity Bill [marg: 1703 [end: sic cecinit Robert Wisdome]>

No wonder winds more dreadful are by far Np42*69 (pp. 453-4)
And you no more shall murmur at the vine
<On the Duchess of Marlborough [marg: 1703]>

No wonder storms and winds destructive prove Np42*70 (pp. 454-5)
So much they long to taste the Bourbon vine
<The answer [marg: 1703]>

Madam / We address you today in a very new fashion Np42*71 (pp. 455-8)
And all the high fliers will then say amen
<The House of Commons’ most humble address to her majesty. Die jovis 23o decembris 1703 [marg: 1703]>

When first royal Nancy mounted the throne Np42*72 (pp. 458-60)
And vows she’ll not leave her whilst she’s worth a sark / Which nobody can deny
<A new ballad [marg: 1703]>

The glory of the English arms retrieved Np42*73 (pp. 460-1)
To stamp his queen and cuckold on one coin
<On the new medal. Having the queen on one side standing, and the general on his prancing horse on the other side, with this motto Sine clade victor [marg: 1703/4]>

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