Nottingham University Library, Portland MS Pw V 44 (Np44)

`A Collection of Poems and Lampoons etc. Not yet Printed’

Cameron scriptorium; William group. In the same hand and of a set with Pw V 42 and 43. Similar content to Fm12/3, apparently preserving the material excised from that. Items present in Fm12/3 but not in this are:

Now wars dissensions want and taxes cease Fm12/3*4
From Portugal through Ireland’s come a medley of both places Fm12/3*54
Last year in the spring Fm12/3*63]

Humbly sheweth /That having lost our lives limbs and estates in the year 1660 Np44*1 (pp. 1-3)
And your petitioners shall as in duty bound ever pray etc
<The regicides’ petition to the honourable the convocation of Lords and Commons. The humble petition of Major Gen[era]l Harrison Mr Cook, Mr Cary and Mr Hugh Peters, on behalf of themselves and the rest of the regicides. [marg: 1688] [prose text] [Fm12/3*1]>

‘Tis common we know for goblins to walk Np44*2 (pp. 4-9)
To make common dull prayers and duller responses
<A dialogue between the ghosts of Russell and Sydney [marg: 1689] [Fm12/3*2]>

If abdicate James Np44*3 (pp. 9-12)
And they have for their money their jest
<A new ballad as it was made by Colinge and Sheppard. Tune God prosper long etc [marg: 1689] [TC title: A ballad on Colinge and Sheppard] [Fm12/3*3]>

Let England rejoice with heart and with voice Np44*4 (pp. 12-17)
Since crowds now come over with William and Mary
<England’s congratulation for its happy condition under the glorious reign of King William and Queen Mary. Tune Packin[g]ton’s Pound [marg: 1690] [includes epigraph: Now wars dissensions want and taxes cease / And in their room comes plenty trade and peace>

A thin ill-natured ghost that haunts the king Np44*5 (pp. 17-21)
Should e’er be thus condemned to counselling
<The nine 1690 [marg: 1690; marg (first line): Duke of Leeds] [Fm12/3*5]>

What chance has brought thee into verse Np44*6 (pp. 21-7)
So may they live full many a year
<The female nine [marg: 1690]>

When Monmouth the chaste read those impudent lines Np44*7 (pp. 28-30)
With the want of true grammar English or sense
<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 [marg: 1690]>

Ye mighty lampooners who grow so in fashion Np44*8 (pp. 31-2)
Yet neither white-staff nor marquess will do
<A satyr on the modern lampooners [marg: 1690] [Fm12/3*6]>

Shame of thy country and thy ancient name Np44*9 (pp. 32-3)
Eclipse those glories you for us have won
<On the Earl of Torrington [marg: 1690] [Fm12/3*7]>

With a grave leg and courteous smile Np44*10 (pp. 33-42)
That with one voice they cried well moved
<The opening of the sessions in the House of Commons [marg: 1690; marg (first line): Sr J. Lowther of Lowther] [Fm12/3*8]>

No sooner had the royal senate met Np44*11 (pp. 42-4)
The crown the bridegroom and the church the bride
<A supplement to The Opening of the Sessions [marg: 1690] [Fm12/3*9]>

From the Dutch coast when you set sail Np44*12 (pp. 44-6)
‘Tis the advice of Doctor Lower
<Dr Lower’s advice in a familiar epistle to King William [marg: 1690] [Fm12/3*10]>

Welcome great prince unto the throne we gave Np44*13 (pp. 46-50)
Our purses and our veins shall freely bleed
<A congratulary poem on his majesty’s happy return from Ireland [marg: 1690] [Fm12/3*11]>

Dear Somerton once my belov’d correspondent Np44*14 (pp. 50-4)
Though betwixt you and I ’tis your servant Jack Howe
<Somerton’s epistle [marg: 1691]>

You Englishmen all that are tendered the curse Np44*15 (pp. 55-60)
Not so soon from his wife as his money is parted / Which nobody can deny
<The divorce [marg: 1691] [Fm12/3*12]>

Dear Mr Heveningham / I make bold to send this ballad to publish Np44*16 (pp. 60-2)
And jealous Juno never track thy porter’s worthy ways
<A copy of a letter in which the divorce was enclosed [marg: 1691] [prose text, relating to the poem `The Divorce’ above] [Fm12/3*13]>

As in a dream our thinking monarch lay Np44*17 (pp. 62-6)
Puffing to find himself so far outdone
<King Charles the second’s ghost [marg: 1691] [Fm12/3*14]>

Whether the graver did by this intend Np44*18 (pp. 67-9)
But charmed with William’s name sneaked all away
<On the two pictures [marg: 1691] [Fm12/3*15]>

Who would have thought that Rome’s convert so near Np44*19 (pp. 70-2)
For the honour of England to battle shall ride
<A ballad on the Earl of Sunderland etc to the tune of Packingtons Pound [marg: 1691] [Fm12/3*16]>

Mr Speaker / I have troubled you little of late for indeed Np44*20 (pp. 72-6)
and calling a new one may be read a second time and committed
<Mr Smith’s speech which was intended to have been spoken by him (as a member of the House of Commons) on Saturday the 28th of January 1692, upon occasion of the Triennial Bill: but by changing his coat, was unfortunately left at home in his pocket [TC has 1692/3] [prose text] [Fm12/3*17]>

In pious times ere buggery did begin Np44*21 (pp. 77-85)
Be’t their next care for to look after me
<Jenny Cromwell’s complaint against sodomy [marg: 1692/3]>

Married Sir Robert can the news be true Np44*22 (pp. 85-8)
Tell me if marriage prove so very sweet
<A dialogue between Sir Robert Howard and Colonel Titus [marg: 1693]>

Declining Venus has no force o’er love Np44*23 (pp. 88-91)
The dial speaks not but it points Jack Howe
<A satyr [marg: 1693]>

Deserted out of Colonel Bellasis Richmond’s regiment Np44*24 (pp. 91-3)
they shall be kindly used provided they do their duty well
<Advertisement in the City Mercury [marg: 1693] [prose text]>

In Mercury of London it lately appears Np44*24.1 (pp. 93-4)
Than thus to be baulked by the men of the feather
<[no separate title; a verse section of the prose `Advertisement’ above; not in TC]>

That a prince who falleth out with laws Np44*26 (pp. 94-102)
but if a king let his people slip from him he is no more a king
<Almanzor’s maxims. The following maxims were found by a Jew, amongst the papers of the great Alamanzor: and though they must lose a good deal of their original spirit by the translation, yet they seem to be so applicable to all times, that it is thought no disservice to make them public [prose text by Halifax, in 33 points]>

When a prince resolves to stand by his friends Np44*27 (pp. 102-5)
that misfortunes come by chance when ministers are suspected
<The second part [of Almanzor’s maxims] [prose text] [Fm12/3*19]>

My lords and gentlemen / I am afraid you will think this time Np44*28 (pp. 105-10)
which puts me in breath against the next campaign
<A true and seasonable speech for King William to his parliament [marg: 1693] [the first of three prose speeches] [Fm12/3*20]>

My lords and gentlemen / I am informed notwithstanding all the pains Np44*28.1 (pp. 110-15)
I doubt not but the success will equal and surpass all our expectations
<[no separate title] [second speech of King William to his parliament] [Fm12/3*18]>

My lords and gentlemen / I believe you will expect I should say something Np44*28.2 (pp. 116-18)
you are sent hither to enable me to bring this war to a happy conclusion
<[no separate title] [third speech of King William to his parliament] [Fm12/3*21]>

Dorinda’s sparkling wit and eyes Np44*29 (pp. 121-2)
The devil or Sir Davy take her
<On the Lady Dorchester by the Earl of Dorset [marg: 1694] [Fm12/3*22]>

Tell me Dorinda why so gay Np44*30 (pp. 122-3)
At once both stink and shine
<Another by the same hand [Dorset] [marg: 1694] [Fm12/3*23]>

The sound of thy renown being borne on the wings of an angel of victory Np44*31 (pp. 124-8)
by the influence of our holy prophet / From my prison the 26th of the moon shaban
<A 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 [marg: 1694] [prose text, with many marginal notes]>

What thou saidst for me Aga William when thou wert Turgiman for me Np44*32 (pp. 129-31)
the judge of me and thee / From my prison the 26th of the moon shaban
<To the renowned bey W: H: one of the cadis of the city of London. To whom if merciful God show mercy, and his end be happy [prose text] [not in TC]>

Soon as the dismal news came down Np44*33 (pp. 131-3)
Ay this protest is all my own
<An essay on the queen’s death. By an Oxford barber [marg: 1694] [Fm12/3*24]>

In early days ere prologues did begin Np44*34 (pp. 133-6)
If satyr did not grin and growl and guard the coast
<The stroller’s prologue at Cambridge. By Sir H Sheers [marg: 1695] [Fm12/3*25]>

As late at funeral pomp I sat Np44*35 (pp. 136-40)
Should thus have all’s old scores made even
<The mourners [marg: 1695]>

Now had the sun sunk down to’s liquid bed Np44*36 (pp. 140-2)
They all awakened in Saint James’s square
<On the taking of Namur by Lieutenant General Romney [marg: 1695] [Fm12/3*26]>

Let noble Sir Positive lead the van Np44*37 (pp. 142-9)
That his majesty lives at the Rose and the Crown / Which nobody can deny
<The clubmen of the House of Commons [marg: 1695] [Fm12/3*27]>

Sure that wise man who undertook Np44*38 (pp. 150-8)
May Syms and Cope genteely end ’em
<Tunbridge satyr [marg: 1696]>

Fair Amoret is gone astray Np44*39 (pp. 158-9)
She is the thing that she despises
<A hue and cry after fair Amoret. By Mr Congreve [marg: 1696/7; marg (title): La: Fitzhardings Daughter] [Fm12/3*28]>

Last year in the spring Np44*40 (pp. 159-61)
For a prince who hath never offended
<A ballad on the Capitation Act [marg: 1697] [Fm12/3*29]>

Happy are they who wisely do foresee Np44*41 (pp. 162-6)
But seek the nation’s interest and your own
<The result of the Lords of the Treasury. By the Earl of Monmouth [marg: 1697] [Fm12/3*30]>

Attend all ye curious and to their own fate Np44*42 (pp. 167-75)
She begs a stiff coral to rub her old gums
<Cupid’s postboy [marg: 1696/7]>

Of ramblings and follies you oft have been told Np44*43 (pp. 175-80)
The Dutch to their brandy and the czar to his punk
<The royal folly, on the czar 1698 [marg: 1698] [Fm12/3*31]>

And why to me this letter of complaint Np44*44 (pp. 181-7)
A husband’s prudence you will soon excuse
<An answer to J— P—tney’s letter. Why I don’t let my wife keep some sort of company [marg: 1698] [TC title: Why I don’t let my wife go a-gossiping]>

Since Manwaring and learned Perry Np44*45 (pp. 188-94)
Your loving brother Heveningham
<The epistle from Henry Heveningham to the Duke of Somerset at Newmarket [marg: 1698]>

The town is in a high dispute Np44*46 (pp. 194-6)
Though blind as God of Love is he
<An answer [to the epistle from Hevenginham above] [marg: 1698]>

O Harry canst not find no subject fit Np44*47 (pp. 197-202)
Who am thy most assured friend J. P.
<A letter from J: P— to Colonel Heveningham occasioned by the colonel’s two late letters. Written by Mr Manwaring [marg: 1698]>

I told you sir it would not pass Np44*48 (pp. 203-10)
Go kick that rascal out of doors
<A dialogue between poet Motteux and patron Heveningham. Enter poet [marg: 1698] [end: Enter Servants / Exit Poet]>

Noble sir / This epistle most humbly complains Np44*51 (pp. 210-15)
Of subscribing my self yours till death / J: H:
<To Mr Manwaring secretary to the most noble order of the Toast Club [marg: 1698] [Fm12/3*32]>

When to the great the suppliant muses press Np44*52 (pp. 215-20)
Dismount the pulpiteer and strip the beau
<To the most renowned the president and the rest of the knights of the most noble order of the Toast [marg: 1698] [end: E. Settle] [Fm12/3*33]>

What hand what skill can form the artful piece Np44*53 (pp. 221-29)
And sell their country in a closer way
<Advice to a painter [marg: 1698]>

Ye sacred nymphs of Lebethra be by Np44*54 (pp. 229-36)
And they’ll all help to damn us at the last
<A satyr | The nature of a woman | Out of Mantuan Eclogues>

At dead of night imperial reason sleeps Np44*55 (pp. 236-8)
Those antic shapes which night and fancy show
<The nature of a dream>

When Nebat’s famed son had undertook the just cause Np44*56 (p. 239)
Made a calf his high priest and himself the calf’s idol
<On the Archbishop of Canterbury [marg: 1695] [Fm12/3*34]>

When Burnet perceived that the beautiful dames Np44*57 (pp. 240-2)
The lady in gratitude grants him the favour
<A ballad on the Bishop of Salisbury to the tune of Packington’s Pound [marg: 1698/9] [Fm12/3*35]>

How happy were good English faces Np44*58 (pp. 243-5)
And the soldiers henceforth do their duty
<The women’s complaint to Venus [marg: 1698/9]>

Why nymphs these pitiful stories Np44*59 (pp. 245-7)
Shall swinge you as at the beginning
<Venus’s answer [marg: 1698/9]>

A muse’s power though fate has stopped his breath Np44*60 (pp. 247-9)
To have my verse approved by nobody
<In praise of nobody [Fm12/3*36]>

Young Coridon and Phyllis Np44*61 (pp. 250-3)
Holding each others hand / And something else
<A song by a lady of quality [marg: 1699] [Fm12/3*37]>

Why d’ye with such disdain refuse Np44*62 (pp. 253-5)
As I have had to love
<To a lady more cruel than fair by Mr Vanbrugh [marg: 1699] [Fm12/3*38]>

A courtier and a sailor Np44*63 (pp. 255-7)
To think his uncle fit
<A song to the tune of A soldier and a sailor [marg: 1699; marg (first line): Sr. S. Littleton, Col. Granvill] [Fm12/3*39]>

Ye vile traducers of the female kind Np44*64 (pp. 257-62)
And safe at home poetic wars maintain
<The confederates or the first happy day of the island princess [marg: 1699] [Fm12/3*40]>

Ye worthy patriots go on Np44*65 (pp. 263-9)
For fasting calls and prayers
<The encomium on a parliament [marg: 1698/9] [Fm12/3*41]>

Your hours are choicely employed Np44*65.1 (p. 270)
Go home and look after your wives

So swift yet with so regular a pace Np44*66 (pp. 271-3)
Will honour you though they despise the rest
<On Sir Thomas Alston burgess for Bedford voting in parliament [marg: 1699] [Fm12/3*42]>

Say Mariana what strange change is this Np44*67 (pp. 274-6)
All Europe owes an everlasting peace
<The banqueting house transubstantiated into a house of prayer [marg: 1698/9] [Fm12/3*43]>

Hail sacred day that each returning year Np44*68 (pp. 277-9)
What English men for English rights dare do
<Anniversary on the 30th of January [marg: 1698/9] [Fm12/3*44]>

Crown crown the goblet quaff the sparkling wine Np44*69 (pp. 279-82)
And celebrate the glories of the day
<A song on the 30th of January [marg: 1698/9] [Fm12/3*45]>

Your primitive players first acted in a cart Np44*70 (pp. 282-6)
Than those against the state you should conceal
<The progress of the stage by way of epilogue [marg: 1699] [Fm12/3*46]>

Too weak are laws and edicts vain Np44*71 (pp. 287-93)
She saved herself and damned the law
<The edict of Prato in Italy taken out of Boccacio [marg: 1699]>

Unhappy man who through successive years Np44*72 (pp. 294-302)
That searching truth we cannot find it there
<An epistle to monsieur [marg: 1699] [Fm12/3*47]>

Of all the torments all the cares Np44*73 (pp. 302-4)
But not another’s hope
<The rival by Mr Walsh [marg: 1699] [Fm12/3*48]>

But were you really so mad as to fancy all the ships Np44*74 (pp. 304-10)
to fancy we have them though we have them not
<A dialogue between Alexander the Great and the mad Athenian by Mr Walsh [marg: 1699] [prose text] [Fm12/3*49]>

Since truth begins to scatter radiant light Np44*75 (pp. 310-15)
And all be crowned with everlasting peace
<A satyr against the diversity of opinions dedicated to the Society for the Reformation of Manners [marg: 1699] [Fm12/3*50]>

With clouted iron shoes and sheepskin breeches Np44*76 (pp. 316-23)
Since for Sir Beelzebub they’d do the same
<The new tribune [marg: 1699] [Fm12/3*51]>

Gold rules within and reigns without these doors Np44*77 (pp. 323-4)
He votes for interest she swives for coin
<Writ over the door of the House of Commons [marg: 1700] [Fm12/3*52]>

With negro phiz and impudence replete Np44*78 (pp. 324-6)
For he himself has told you how well he keeps his own
<A description of the chancellor of Ireland [marg: 1700] [Fm12/3*53]>

Sir / I send you here some rude strokes Np44*79 (pp. 327-33)
and puzzle the Royal Society
<Icon Episcopi Sarisburiensis [marg: 1700] [prose text] [Fm12/3*55]>

Sir / In your letter to me you desire to know Np44*80 (pp. 334-5)
Adieu tis as true news as ever was writ
<A copy of a letter taken up in Dover Road [marg: 1700] [Fm12/3*56]>

Since the senate is mad and the lords are such tools Np44*81 (pp. 335-6)
For always the knaves will keep the fools under
<The answer [marg: 1700] [Fm12/3*57]>

Having thanked me so much for the news in my last Np44*82 (pp. 336-42)
For I’ll leave ’em of age fit to govern themselves
<A conference between King William and the Earl of Sunderland in a letter to a friend [marg: 1700] [Fm12/3*58]>

With the king in his closet the count did contest Np44*83 (pp. 342-4)
Of their court expectations end in pox or a rope
<Postscript [not in TC] [Fm12/3*59]>

Religion’s a politic law Np44*84 (pp. 344-52)
And then let us fight for the best
<The deist to the tune of Old Simon the king>

I’ll tell you a story a story anon Np44*85 (pp. 353-9)
Thou hast brought him a pardon from good king John / Derry down hey derry down
<A ballad called King John [Fm12/3*60]>

Hans Carvel impotent and old Np44*86 (pp. 360-9)
You’ve thrust your finger God knows where
<Hans Carvel De La Fontaine imitated by Mr Prior [Fm12/3*61]>

See Britons see one half before your eyes Np44*87 (pp. 370-2)
Preserve plump Jack and banish all beside
<A prologue by Sir John Falstaff [marg: 1701] [Fm12/3*62]>

Hail reverend primate justly so renowned Np44*88 (pp. 373-8)
He ne’re can for his fellow kings atone
<The nine kings [marg: 1701] [Fm12/3*64]>

When as King William ruled this land Np44*89 (pp. 379-82)
And plump faced Madam Horn
<A ballad on Lord Albermarle and Squinny to the tune of Chevy Chase [marg: 1701]>

Here lies Master Andrew Grey Np44*90 (p. 383)
For which God damned him when he died
<An epitaph on Mas[ter] Andrew Grey minister of the gospel writ by the Earl of Aboyne [not in TC] [Fm12/3*65]>

In Aesop’s days an honest wretch we find Np44*91 (pp. 384-5)
He without hair and thou without a crown
<A fable [Fm12/3*66]>

Today a mighty hero comes to warm Np44*92 (pp. 385-7)
At worst he’ll find some Cornish borough here
<A prologue to Tamerlane spoke[n] by the genius of England [Fm12/3*67]>

Sicilian muse begin a loftier flight Np44*93 (pp. 388-96)
Honest George Churchill may supply the place
<The Golden Age retrieved or the fourth eclogue of Virgil translated supposed to have been taken from a sybilline prophecy [marg: 1702] [Fm12/3*68]>

Sicilian goddess whose prophetic tongue Np44*94 (pp. 396-405)
The poet’s envy and the critic’s pain
<The Golden Age reversed [marg: 1702] [Fm12/3*66]>

Great Nassau from his cradle to his grave Np44*95 (pp. 405-6)
And by itself as well as heaven admired
<On King William [marg: 1702] [Fm12/3*70]>

Take courage noble Charles and cease to muse Np44*96 (pp. 407-9)
Forces us shadows to make haste away
<Quintus Arbelius his ghost to Charles Lord Halifax [marg: 1702] [Fm12/3*71]>

A pampered heron of lofty mien in state Np44*97 (pp. 409-12)
And gorged the nauseous thing for all her pride
<Aesop to the ladies or the fable of the heron [marg: 1702] [Fm12/3*72]>

Amongst the little pages who were sent Np44*98 (pp. 412-7)
And mother church espouse her bully’s cause
<On Dr Birch he putting in for the bishopric of Rochester in case that bishop had been made primate of Ireland [marg: 1702] [Fm12/3*73]>

A peevish wight who many years was wont Np44*99 (pp. 417-9)
But missed the fly and broke the hermit’s head
<A fable of the hermit and the bear [marg: 1703] [Fm12/3*74]>

Hail queen of hearts to whose true English praise Np44*100 (pp. 419-20)
For yours what shall we not have cause to do
<On the 8th of March [marg: 1703/4] [Fm12/3*75]>

When great Nassau is dead and gone Np44*101 (pp. 420-7)
The strangest queendom ever was
<The prophecy [marg: 1703] [Fm12/3*76]>

Backed with confederate force the Austrian goes Np44*102 (pp. 428-9)
You’re king of Spain as Anne is queen of France
<On the King of Spain’s voyage to Portugal [marg: 1703/4] [Fm12/3*77]>

Madam / I’ve heard how surly knight Np44*103 (pp. 430-2)
I’ll make the knight of Coventry look bluely
<Captain Charlton’s letter to Mistress Palaveceni on the account of her being whipped by Sir Christopher Hales [marg: 1703/4]>

As brave Sir George Toulouse did beat Np44*104 (pp. 432-3)
The quite contrary way
<On the greatest victory perhaps that ever was or ever will be by Sir George Rook in imitation of Sternhold and Hopkins [marg: 1704] [Fm12/3*78]>

Cease rural conquests and set free your swains Np44*105 (pp. 433-4)
Though each a goddess or a Sunderland
<To the Duchess of Bolton [marg: 1704] [Fm12/3*79]>

When shall I be at rest will pleasing peace Np44*106 (pp. 435-8)
And Perkin shall to Hanover give place
<A prologue spoke[n] by the genius of England [marg: 1704] [Fm12/3*80]>

When a church on a hill to the Danube advances Np44*107 (pp. 438-9)
By one who was lately in Packington’s Pound
<A prophecy [marg: 1704] [Fm12/3*81]>

I think I shall never despair Np44*108 (pp. 439-44)
Of one hundred and thirty four
<The consolidators or the French king’s cordial [marg: 1704] [Fm12/3*82]>