Oxford, All Souls College, Codrington Library, MS 116 (OAc16)

State poems c. 1680, many in careless and inaccurate texts.

As th’other night in bed I thinking lay OAc16*1 (ff. 1r-7v)
<The christmas gambol or A dream of the grand cabal>

Spread a large canvas painter to contain OAc16*2 (ff. 8r-10r)
<Advice to a painter to draw the Duke of York by>

Great Charles who full of mercy now commands OAc16*3 (f. 10v)
<To the king>

There was a jade Nelly lived in the Pall Mall OAc16*4 (f. 11r)
<On Mrs Ellen Gwyn, and the king>

From the dark Stygian lake I come OAc16*5 (ff. 11v-12r)
<Marvell’s ghost 1679>

There is a monarch in an isle say some OAc16*6 (ff. 12v-13r)
<On the king>

We read in profane and sacred records OAc16*7 (ff. 13v-16v)
<A dialogue between two horses. The Introduction>

I am a senseless thing / With a hey OAc16*8 (f. 17r-v)
<On the king 1678>

Chaste pious prudent Charles the second OAc16*9 (ff. 18r-21v)
<History of the insipids>

When to the king I bid good morrow OAc16*10 (f. 22r)
<A dialogue>

You your brother and your whore OAc16*11 (ff. 22v)
<Verses found under the king’s plate at dinner after the dissolution of the last parliament 1678/9>

Farewell my witty witty king OAc16*12 (f. 23r)
<On the king>

R H they say is gone to see OAc16*13 (ff. 23v-24r)
<On the Duke of York’s going beyond sea unto Brussels. Anno 1678/9>

Zounds what means the parliament OAc16*14 (ff. 24v-26r)
<On Thomas Earl of Danby late Lord High Treasurer of England. 1678/9. Tune of Peggy Benson>

Would you send Kate to Portugal OAc16*15 (ff. 26v-27v)
<Mock song unto the Lord Chancellor’s speech at first opening of the parliament 6. March. 1678/9>

Would you be true to serve the nation OAc16*16 (f. 28r-v)
<Answer unto the Mock Song before>

Farewell my dear Danby my pimp and my cheat OAc16*17 (f. 29r)
<The king to the Earl of Danby 1679. Tune Digby’s farewell>

It happened in the twilight of the day OAc16*18 (ff. 29v-31v)
<Sir Edmundbury Godfrey’s ghost>

Hold fast thy sword and sceptre Charles OAc16*19 (f. 32r)
<To the king 1679>

The House of Commons is the people’s god OAc16*20 (f. 32v)
<On the House of Commons 1678/9>

Come listen good people to what I shall say OAc16*21 (f. 33r-v)
<On the Duke of Monmouth>

Ye good men of Middlesex county so dear OAc16*22 (ff. 34r-35r)
<Peyton’s fall or A ballad on Sir Robert Peyton. 1679>

Here lives a wolf justice a butcherly knave OAc16*23 (f. 35v)
<On the Lord Chief Justice Scroggs>

Betwixt Father Patrick and his Highness of late OAc16*24 (f. 36r)
<The dispute between his Highness and Dr Patrick upon the change of his religion>

Reform great queen the errors of your youth OAc16*25 (ff. 36v-37r)
<On the queen>

Here lies a judge who’ll lie no more OAc16*26 (f. 37v)
<Epitaph on Lord Chief Justice Scroggs>

Here is a house to be let for the steward hath swore OAc16*27 (f. 37v)
<A paper fixt on the door of the House of Commons. 1679>

Ah Raleigh when thy breath thou didst resign OAc16*28 (ff. 38r-41r)
<A dialogue between Britannia and Sir Walter Raleigh>

Her faults and follies London’s doom shall fix OAc16*29 (ff. 41v-42r)
<An ancient prophecy of Nostredamus rendered into English>

The parsons now keep whores OAc16*30 (ff. 42v-43r)
<Song on the times>

Mannock that fair lovely maid OAc16*31 (f. 43v)
<On Mrs Mannock>

All in the king’s name OAc16*32 (ff. 44r-45r)
<On the coffee house>

Since the law’s at a stand OAc16*33 (f. 45r)
<Song>

Shame of my life disturber of my tomb OAc16*34 (f. 45v)
<The ghost of honest Tom Ross to his pupil the Duke of Monmouth>

Disgraced undone forlorn made Fortune’s sport OAc16*35 (f. 46r)
<Letter of the Duke of Monmouth to the king>

Ungrateful boy I will not call thee son OAc16*36 (ff. 46v-47r)
<The king’s answer to the Duke of Monmouth’s letter>

Charles for help to his old friends doth call OAc16*37 (f. 47r)
<Verses fixt at the king’s bedchamber door>

Unto my aid I would a painter call OAc16*38 (f. 47v)
<Upon Mr Garraway [incomplete: last line `But hid himself in a plebeian show,’. See #41 below]>

This rumour entering angry Titan’s ears OAc16*39 (ff. 48r-53v)
<Some passages preceding the Giants War translated from a Greek fragment. / Vos exemplaria Graeca / Nocturnâ versate manu, versate diurnâ. / Jovis omnia plena / Virgil [end: Titania Pubes / Fulmine dejecti, fundo volvuntur in imo]>

Preserved by wonder in the oak O Charles OAc16*40 (ff. 53v-55r)
<Nell Gwyn’s and Dutchess of Portsmouth’s naked pictures>

Unto my aid I would a painter call OAc16*41 (ff. 55r-56r)
<On Mr Garraway>

The Spaniards teach in their politic schools OAc16*41 (ff. 56r-57v)
<The whore of Babylon>

As in the days of yore was odds OAc16*42 (ff. 57v-59r)
<The royal busse>

Our land is distracted with fancy and zeal OAc16*43 (ff. 59r-60v)
<A petition for the presbiters and an address to the king>

Not Rome with all its splendour could compare OAc16*44 (ff. 60v-61v)
<Nobilitas sola atque unica virtus>

‘Tis said when George did the dragon slay OAc16*45 (ff. 62r-63v)
<The Westminster wedding or the town mouth {did the] did uncorr}>

Will Pickering be damned and his rascally gang OAc16*46 (ff. 63v-64v)
<On plotters>

Clarendon had law and sense OAc16*47 (f. 64v)
<On our ministers of state>

O heavens we now have signs below OAc16*48 (ff. 65r-67r)
<The dissolution of the late parliament>

Painter once more thy pencil reassume / And draw me OAc16*49 (ff. 67r-68v)
<On the council that sat at Arlington’s house for the cutting of Coventry’s nose>

From conscience that’s seared and prerogative puther OAc16*50 (ff. 68v-70r)
<Litany>

Where are you run you engines of all ill OAc16*51 (ff. 70r-71r)
<Sir William Waller’s search after seditious pamphlet makers>

It’s an eyesore to all modest women it devours OAc16*52 (ff. 71r-72r)
<The Whitehall caterpillar [prose text]>

There being lost whilst the devil was removing household stuff OAc16*53 (ff. 72r-74v)
<Hue and cry after beauty and virtue [prose text]>

One small piece of the Duchess of Cleveland’s honesty OAc16*54 (ff. 75r-76v)
<At the Royal Coffee House at a x ii Charing Cross are these following goods to be sold. In small lots [prose text]>

Whereas there are in this kingdom 2000 and odd popish priests OAc16*54.1 (f. 77r)
<Advertisement [prose text; item 20 of the preceding list] [f. 77v blank]>

As I a-walking was the other day OAc16*55 (ff. 78r-82v)
<The fancy or the Duke of York’s farewell>

Go sots home to your gammon go and boast OAc16*56 (ff. 83r-85r)
<The Roman Catholics’ farewell to the parliament March 29 1673 [85v blank]>

Methinks I see our mighty monarch stand OAc16*57 (f. 86r-v)
<The fishing rod>

From the lawless dominion of mitre and crown OAc16*58 (ff. 86v-87v)
<A litany>

Ye townsmen of Oxford and scholars draw near OAc16*59 (ff. 88r-90r)
<A ballad on the Duke of Monmouth’s entertainment at Oxford by the right worshipful the mayor Mr Pauling and the worshipful the aldermen and bargemen of the city of Oxford [marg: A seditious Presbiter]>

Of all the plagues with which this world abounds OAc16*60 (ff. 90r-91v)
<An essay of scandal>

Yet once more peace turns back her head to smile OAc16*61 (ff. 92r-94v)
<The recovery>

Whither O whither wander I forlorn OAc16*62 (ff. 95r-99r)
<Oceana and Britannia>

Of civil dudgeon {dungeon} many a bard OAc16*63 (ff. 99v-103v)
<Canto [introductory argument (Nan and Frank two quondam friends) is also headed `Canto’])

Come hither Topham with a hey with a hey OAc16*64 (ff. 103v-105v)
<[no title] [dialogue between Leviathan and Topham] [f. 106r-v blank]>

Bring me a man with animating strokes OAc16*65 (ff. 107r-117r)
<Advice to the carver against the witnesses of the plot and for Lord Stafford [following 3 pages blank]>

When Portsmouth did from England fly OAc16*66 (f. 119r)
<On the Duchess of Portsmouth’s going beyond sea>

I who from drinking ne’er could spare an hour OAc16*67 (ff. 119v-123v)
<Quem natura negat facit indignatio versum qualem cunq[ue] potest. A Whig poem against several persons at court>

Hold fast thy sword and sceptre Charles OAc16*68 (f. 124r)
<Advice to the king>