Nottingham, Nottingham University Library, Portland MS PwV43 (Np43)

Professional miscellany from the Cameron scriptorium in the same hand as PwV42 and PwV44, with which it forms a set. Title-page `A Collection of Poems and Lampoons &c. Not yet Printed’. There are two chronological sequences, the major one following VAd43/V90 from item 157; the second concluding with items from 1703. Items present in V/VA but here omitted are as follows:

I’ll tell thee Dick where I have been V 160
Now Sir Godfrey’s killed his body they hide V 161
Of arms underground for horse and for foot V 161.1
As in those nations where they yet adore [VA only] V 163.2
‘Tis the Arabian bird alone [index only + VA] V 163.3
In all humility we crave V 164
The grave House of Commons by hook or by crook V 166
We your majesty’s most loyal and dutiful subjects [VA only] V 166.1
One whole piece of the Duchess of Cleveland’s honesty [VA only] V 167.1
Whereas there is in this kingdom [VA only] V 167.2
But why this fury all that e’er was writ [In index but not text.] V 175
Come Celia let’s agree at last V 183
Too long we have troubled the court and the town V 187
But that it is dangerous for man to be V 191
Of all the plagues mankind possess V 198
Fools must be meddling in matters of state V 199
A great one I hear though famed for devotion V 200
Older and wiser has long a proverb been V 201
Since love and verse as well as wine [VA only] V 202.1
To you who live in chill degree [VA only] V 202.2
From haunting whores and haunting play [VA only] V 202.3
Since scandal flies thick V 203
Since you have forgot both knave fool and sot V 204
If devout Pawlet Mary V 205
All ye that know men and for virgins would pass V 206
Well did the fates guide that unlucky arm V 207
Yes fickle Cambridge Perkin found it true V 213
What art thou oh thou new found pain V 214
As I’m informed on Monday last you sat [index only + VA]
Cursed be those dull unpointed doggerel rhymes V 224
Much wine had past with much discourse V 225
Williams thy tame submission suits thee more V 226
Great sir your healing declaration V 231
When the king leaves off Sedley and keeps to the queen V 232
Warmed with the pleasures which debauches yield V 234
A session of lovers was held the other day V 237
A session of ladies was held on the stage V 238
The court was scarce up when the sluices broke in V 239]

Apollo concerned to see the transgressions Np43*1 (pp. 1-9)
<A ballad called A session of poets. To the tune of Cook Lawrell>

Intelligence was brought the court being set Np43*2 (pp. 9-12)
<The second part to the same tune with authors of poems satyrs and plays etc>

Bawds fiddlers whores buffoons of the age Np43*3 (pp. 12-31)
<The second satyr of the first book of Horace>

I’ve heard the muses were still soft and kind Np43*4 (pp. 32-5)
<Advice to Apollo>

To make my self for state employment fit Np43*5 (pp. 36-7)
<Directions for a minister of state. By the Earl of Rochester>

The heaven drinks every day a cup Np43*6 (pp. 38-9)
<Anacrontique. By the Earl of Rochester>

As in those nations where they yet adore Np43*7 (pp. 39-40)
<To a scornful beauty>

‘Tis said when George did dragon slay Np43*8 (pp. 41-5)
<A Westminster wedding or The town mouth>

To honourable court there lately came Np43*9 (pp. 46-9)
<A ballad on Sir William Clifton>

Of villains rebels cuckolds pimps and spies Np43*10 (pp. 49-57)

From the lawless dominion of mitre and crown Np43*11 (pp. 57-61)
<A litany [marg: 1681]>

Pray pardon me John Bayes if by your excuse Np43*12 (pp. 62-6)
<The assembly of the moderate divines [marg: 1682]>

This way of writing I observed by some Np43*13 (pp. 67-70)
<A satyr [marg: 1682]>

To Tunbridge I went Np43*14 (pp. 71-2)
<A ballad from Tunbridge [marg: 1682]>

Dorset no gentle nymph can find Np43*15 (pp. 73-4)
<Dorset’s lamentation for Moll Howard’s absence>

After thinking this fortnight of Whig and of Tory Np43*16 (pp. 74-6)
<My opinion>

Stout Hannibal before he came to age Np43*17 (pp. 76-9)
<The Oxford alderman’s speech to the Duke of Monmouth>

A countess of fame Np43*18 (pp. 79-85)
<Satyr in its own colours [marg: 1682]>

Since revelling ballet and masquerade Np43*19 (pp. 85-92)
<The revels [marg: 1682/3]>

Aid me Bellona what strange news is this Np43*20 (pp. 92-6)
<Satyr [marg: 1683]>

Of all the sots with which the nation’s cursed Np43*21 (pp. 97-104)
<The present state of matrimony>

First the sweet speaker Will Williams I saw Np43*22 (pp. 104-7)
<A satyr on the Whiggish lawyers [marg: 1683]>

For Warwick she keeps two stallions in pay Np43*23 (pp. 107-12)
<A lampoon on several ladies [marg: 1683]>

If Aphra’s worth were needful to be shown Np43*24 (pp. 113-16)
<The female laureate>

From deepest dungeon of eternal night Np43*25 (pp. 117-21)
<The ghost of the old House of Commons to the new one at Oxford>

Since the united cunning of the stage Np43*26 (pp. 121-31)
<Odi imitatores servum pecus etc [marg: 1685]>

Alas I now am weary grown Np43*27 (pp. 132-3)
<Norfolk’s fall [marg: 1685]>

Let equipage and dress despair Np43*28 (pp. 133-5)
<A song on Basset [marg: 1685]>

No longer may the English nation boast Np43*29 (pp. 136-7)
<Scotch lampoon>

Whilst there’s a monkey or buffoon Np43*30 (pp. 138-47)
<The bagnio scuffle [marg: 1685]>

Hail well returned triumphant day Np43*31 (pp. 148-50)
<A song by Dr Sprat on King Charles’s birthday>

Each man has private cares enough Np43*32 (pp. 151-5)
<To the happy memory of our late sovereign lord King Charles the second [marg: 1685]>

Great sir / If any thing that miracle can do Np43*33 (pp. 156-7)
<To King James the second [marg: 1685]>

Dear Julian having missed thee a long time Np43*34 (pp. 158-60)
<An epistle to Mr Robert Julian in prison>

Our rebel party of late Np43*35 (pp. 160-5)
<A merry ballad on Prince Perkin>

The widows and maids Np43*36 (pp. 166-71)
<A ballad to the old tune of Taking of snuff is the mode of the court>

Now joy to the saints from the north and the west Np43*37 (pp. 171-5)
<The western lawgiver to the tune of Cook Lawrell, or, The devil is dead>

Wretch whosoe’er thou art that long’st for praise Np43*38 (pp. 175-83)
<A satyr on the poets>

Dear sweet Richards William Np43*39 (pp. 183-4)
<An epistle from Mrs Mathews to William Richards>

Tell me thou treasury of spite Np43*40 (pp. 184-95)
<A letter to Julian>

Of Clyneas’ and Dametas’ sharper fight Np43*41 (pp. 195-8)
<The duel>

Hast thou at last that mother church too quitted Np43*42 (pp. 198-203)
<A new address to Mr Bayes on his late conversion to the church of Rome>

What means the sun to rise with double light Np43*43 (pp. 204-10)
<On the 25th of September being the queen’s birthday. By N: Brady of Ch[rist] Ch[urch] [marg: King James the second’s queen]>

Tell me no more where you have been Np43*44 (pp. 210-12)
<On the marriage of the Lady Anne Wilmot by Placidia>

So comes the mighty Juno from above Np43*45 (pp. 213-15)
<Mr Sparks to the Duchess of Ormond at her reception into the Bishop of Oxford’s lodgings>

Whether we mortals love or no Np43*46 (pp. 215-18)
<Upon love in imitation of Cowley>

Marriage the greatest cheat that priesthood e’er contrived Np43*47 (pp. 218-20)
<To a lady whom he refused to marry because he loved her. By Tho: Brown of Ch[rist] Ch[urch]>

How quickly are love’s pleasures gone Np43*48 (pp. 220-1)
<Song by Tho: Brown>

In these our pious times when writing plays Np43*49 (pp. 222-6)
<An epilogue spoken to the University of Oxford by Mrs Cook>

Once how I doted on this jilting town Np43*50 (pp. 226-35)
<The town life [marg: 1686]>

When lately King James whom our sovereign we call Np43*51 (pp. 235-9)
<The clerical cabal>

In doggerel rhymes we seldom use Np43*52 (pp. 239-44)
<The practical quaker or the new lights. Lunae minores . . . velut inter ignis Hor:>

Simultates et privatas inimicitias Np43*53 (pp. 245-6)
<Verses found in Dr Parker’s, Bishop of Oxford’s lodgings, writ with his own hand. Depositum Sam. Oxon episco[pus] qui hoc elogio posteris innotescere voluit>

All private wranglings and intestine jars Np43*54 (pp. 246-7)
<Englished thus>

Old Westminster the seat of kings whose law Np43*55 (pp. 247-50)
<The entry [end: 1687]>

Let Oliver now be forgotten Np43*56 (pp. 250-2)
<Oliverus redivivus [end: 1687]>

When popular men do mount above their height Np43*57 (pp. 253-4)
<The crisis [not in TC]>

One Saturday night we sat late at the Rose Np43*58 (pp. 254-8)
<A view of the religions of the town or a Sunday morning’s ramble [marg: 1687]>

Sheweth / That we your majesty’s poor slaves Np43*59 (pp. 259-63)
<The poets’ address to the king. The humble address of your majesty’s poet laureate, and others your Catholic and dissenting rhymers with the rest of the fraternity of minor poets, inferior versifiers, and sonneteers of the corporation of Parnassus>

I sing of no heretic Turk or of Tartar Np43*60 (pp. 263-5)
<Fumbumbis or the north country mayor [marg: 1687. The mayor of Scarsborough tossed in a blanket by Wosley]>

One night Saint Peter in a rage from Rome Np43*61 (pp. 266-7)
<The scaffold work of Paul’s>

The poets tell us idle tales to please us Np43*62 (pp. 268-71)
<On King James’s pistolling a mastiff dog in his progress at Banbury>

You Catholic statesmen and churchmen rejoice Np43*63 (pp. 271-4)
<The miracle. How the Duchess of Modena being in Heaven, prayed the Blessed Virgin that the Queen might have a son; and how Our Lady sent the angel Gabriel with her smock upon which the Queen proved with child. To the tune of Youth youth etc [marg: 1687]>

The talk up and down Np43*64 (pp. 275-83)
<The statesman’s almanac. Being an excellent new ballad, in which the qualities of each month are considered, whereby it appears that a parliament cannot meet in any of the old months, with a proposal for mending the calendar, humbly offered to the packers of the next parliament. To the tune of Cold and raw. [marg: August 1688] [includes Prologue, a verse for each month, and Epilogue]>

Here lies an old worthy of what but the gallows Np43*65 (pp. 283-5)
<An epitaph on Mr Allibone late titular judge>

Son Petres / Yours I received by the infernal post Np43*66 (pp. 285-9)
<A letter from the devil to Father Petres>

Of famous nuptials now we’ll sing Np43*67 (pp. 290-8)
<On three late marriages [marg: 1688]>

An invasion from Dutchland is all the discourse Np43*68 (pp. 299-301)
<All shams [marg: 1688]>

The year of wonders now is come Np43*69 (pp. 301-3)
<Advice to the Prince of Orange [marg: 1688]>

When James our great monarch so wise and discreet Np43*70 (pp. 303-5)
<The voyage to Chatham [marg: 1688]>

Did you hear of the news an invisible fleet Np43*71 (p. 306)
<The invasion [marg: 1688]>

A thief that bravely bears away his prize Np43*72 (p. 307)
<Verses made on my Lord Chancellor’s carrying home the city charter [marg: 1688]>

To that prodigious height of vice we’re grown Np43*73 (pp. 307-13)
<A prologue to satyr>

Sir / All my endeavours all my hopes depend Np43*74 (pp. 314-25)
<A satyr on the poets in imitation of the 7th satyr of Juvenal. Et spes et ratio studiorum etc>

Dear friend when those we love are in distress Np43*75 (pp. 325-8)
<A consolatory epistle to Julian in his confinement>

To you who hang like Mecca’s tomb Np43*76 (pp. 329-33)
<The inversion of Mr Dryden’s letter to Sir G: Etheridge’s letter to the Lord Middleton by way of essay>

Who can but wonder at this season Np43*77 (pp. 334-9)
<Lymonides, or the western expedition>

Though satyrs do admonish every year Np43*78 (pp. 340-7)
<Tunbridge satyr>

Damon the author of so great renown Np43*79 (pp. 347-50)
<The renegado poet>

I have too long endured her guilty scorn Np43*80 (pp. 351-6)
<On an ungrateful and undeserving mistress, whom he could not help loving. Or the second part of Phillis, being a paraphrastical translation of Ovid’s 10th elegy liber 3o amorum>

I that was once an humble log Np43*81 (pp. 357-62)
<A full and true account of a late conference between the wonderful speaking head and father G[odde]n, as it was related by the head’s own mouth to Dr Fr[aize]r>

Give o’er ye poor players depend not on wit Np43*82 (pp. 362-8)
<Julian’s farewell to the family of the coquettes or a new ballad to the tune of An old man with a bag full of bones>

Of all the wonders since the world begun Np43*83 (pp. 368-77)
<Barbara piramidum sileat miracula memphis>

All my past life is now no more Np43*84 (p. 378)
<To Phyllis>

Worthy sir Though weaned from all those scandalous delights Np43*85 (pp. 379-80)
<A letter from Newmarket>

In a famous street near Whetstone’s Park Np43*86 (pp. 380-3)
<Queen Street ballad to the tune of An old man with a bag full of bones>

I who of divers villains sung before Np43*87 (pp. 383-8)
<A supplement to the satyr beginning, Of villains rebels cuckolds pimps and spies>

To Saint Giles’s I went Np43*88 (pp. 388-93)
<Saint Giles’s church>

Hail poet laureate of this barren isle Np43*89 (pp. 393-6)
<The answer>

The Prince of Whig land swaggers in Whitehall Np43*90 (pp. 397-8)
<To the court>

Nature does strangely female gifts dispense Np43*91 (pp. 398-9)
<An essay>

Dull sonnet writing now runs dry Np43*92 (p. 400)
<An acrostic [the acrostic reads: DIMPLEBELINGHAM] [subscribed `For Mrs Catherine U’]>

Tell me Arminda tell me why Np43*93 (p. 401)
<A farewell to his mistress>

From councils of six where treason prevails Np43*94 (pp. 402-4)
<A new litany for the conventicles in and about London>

Dear Julian twice or thrice a year Np43*95 (pp. 404-9)
<To Julian>

Of a tall stature and of sable hue Np43*96 (pp. 410-19)
<An historical poem [marg: 1679]>

Men brethren fathers sons of holy love Np43*97 (pp. 419-27)
<The popish cabal [marg: 1680]>

Assist me some good sprite Np43*98 (pp. 427-36)
<A new ballad called The magpies [marg: 1680] [pp. 428-429 apparently missing. Catchword for stanza 2, line 2 present (Nor), but first line p. 430 reads `For all their right divine’ (this line not in Od8)]>

My lords and gentlemen / You will expect that I should say something Np43*99 (pp. 436-44)
<King Charles’s speech to his parliament [marg: 1680] [prose text]>

Now at last the riddle is expounded Np43*100 (pp. 445-6)
<Song [marg: 1681]>

Now at last Fitzharris has expounded Np43*101 (pp. 447-8)
<The answer>

Hold fast thy sword and sceptre Charles Np43*102 (pp. 449-50)
<Song [marg: 1681]>

Let all old England’s freeborn sons Np43*103 (pp. 450-1)
<The answer [marg: 1681]>

At Wallingford House not far from the court Np43*104 (pp. 451-3)
<Advertisement to the ladies [marg: 1687]>

From all the women we have whored Np43*105 (pp. 453-8)
<King James’s litany [marg: 1687]>

Our ladies fond of love’s soft joys Np43*106 (pp. 458-62)
<Tunbridge Wells [marg: 1688]>

Accept my lord of this poor glittering thing Np43*107 (pp. 462-3)
<On the King of Spain’s giving his picture to the Duke of Marlborough [marg: 1703]>

Happily housed these lares are Np43*108 (p. 463)
<On the front of the Duke of Buckingham’s house. Sic siti laetantur lares [add (TC): 1703]>

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