Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Firth c 15 (Of15)

[`A Choice Collection of Poems, Lampoons, Satyr’s etca.’ From the `Cameron’ scriptorium, Venus group]

With a loud voice through every field and wood Of15*1 (pp. 1-3)
<Venus, her enquiry after Cupid. Taken out of Theophrastus>

Such a sad tale prepare to hear Of15*2 (pp. 3-10)
<Dildoides. By the author of Hudibras. This poem was occasioned by a parcel of dildoes brought from France, hid under other commodities. and being discovered were ordered to be burnt. 1672>

You ladies all of merry England Of15*3 (pp. 10-14)
<Signior Dildoe By the E[arl] of Rochester. 1673>

Son of a whore God damn thee canst thou tell Of15*4 (p. 15)
<E[arl] of Rochester’s conference with a post boy. 1674 [not in TC]>

‘Tis the Arabian bird alone Of15*5 (p. 16)
<The encouragement>

In all humility we crave Of15*6 (p. 16)
<The Commons petition to the King By E[arl of] Rochester [includes `The Kings Answer’ (Charles at this time having no need)]>

I tell thee Dick where I have been Of15*7 (pp. 17-25)
<The Chequer Inn. To the tune of I tell thee Dick. By H[enry] Savile Esqr: 1674 [TC title: The Exchequer Inn]>

When to the king I bid good morrow Of15*8 (pp. 25-6)
<A dialogue, between Nell Gwyn, and Duchess of Portsmouth. By E[arl of] Rochester>

O what a damned age do we live in Of15*9 (pp. 26-7)
<Song By E[arl of] Rochester>

There’s no such thing as good or evil Of15*10 (pp. 27-8)
<Song. By L[or]d Vaughan>

Whether Father Patrick be not Muckle John’s natural son Of15*11 (pp. 28-30)
<Queries from Garroway’s coffee house [prose text]>

Thou common shore of this poetic town Of15*12 (pp. 31-5)
<A familiar epistle to Julian secretary to the muses. 1677 [end: John Dryden. The knight in this satyr is Sir Car Scroop, who died 1680]>

Not Rome in all her splendour could compare Of15*13 (pp. 36-8)
<An ironical satyr. Nobilitas sola atque est unica virtus 1678/9>

Zoons what ails the parliament Of15*14 (pp. 39-42)
<A new ballad. 1678/9. By the D[uke] of Buckingham>

Would you send Kate to Portugal Of15*15 (pp. 42-4)
<Upon Chancellor Finch, his speech. 1678/9>

The grave House of Commons by hook or by crook Of15*16 (pp. 45-7)
<On the bishops throwing out the Bill of Exclusion 1679>

We your majesty’s most loyal and most dutiful subjects Of15*17 (pp. 47-9)
<The humble address of the ladies of pleasure. 1679 [prose text]>

One whole piece of the Duchess of Cleveland’s honesty Of15*18 (pp. 50-8)
<On Tuesday the ninth day of January 1680 are to be sold by inch of candle at the Royal coffee house near Charing Cross these several goods in parcels (vizt) [prose list]>

Whereas there are two thousand and more Roman Catholic priests Of15*19 (p. 59)
<An advertisement [prose text; not in TC]>

Seventy-four articles of war in large imperial paper Of15*20 (pp. 59-61)
<A postscript of books to be sold by Mr Ogliby at White Fryers [prose text]>

I thank you for the character of a popish successor Of15*21 (pp. 61-73)
<The true Englishman, speaking plain English. 1680 [prose text]>

Send forth dear Julian all thy books Of15*22 (pp. 73-7)
<Satyre to Julian. 1680 [not in TC]>

Curse on those critics ignorant and vain Of15*23 (pp. 78-82)
<Satyre on the court ladies. 1680>

What words what sense what night piece can express Of15*24 (pp. 82-4)
<On the penitent death of the Earl of Rochester. who died the 26th of July 1680. By Sir Fra[ncis] Fane>

Since every foolish coxcomb thinks it fit Of15*25 (pp. 85-9)
<Answer to the Satyr on the court ladies. 1680>

Who’d be the man lewd libels to indite Of15*26 (pp. 90-6)
<Satyr. 1680>

Muse let us change our style and live in peace Of15*27 (pp. 96-102)
<Utile dulce. 1681>

Of all the plagues with which this world abounds Of15*28 (pp. 102-5)
<An essay of scandal 1681>

Stamford’s countess leads the van Of15*29 (pp. 106-111)
<The ladies march 1681>

Of civil dudgeon many a bard Of15*30 (pp. 111-19)
<The quarrel between Frank and Nan. 1681 [marg: Ld: Newport / Nan Capell an orange woman] [includes `The Argument’ (Nan and Frank two quondam friends)]>

Our monarch’s whore from France is come Of15*31 (pp. 119-21)
<Portsmouth’s return. To a new Scotch tune. 1682>

You scribblers that write still of widows and maids Of15*32 (pp. 121-4)
<The Lady Freschvile’s Song of the wives. To the tune of Four able physicians are come to town. 1682>

Come all you youths that yet are free Of15*33 (pp. 124-8)
<A ballad: To the tune of Cheviot Chase. Or When as King Henry ruled this land etc. 1682>

If Sulla’s ghost made bloody Catiline start Of15*34 (pp. 129-32)
<Mrs Nelly’s complaint, 1682>

But why this fury all that e’er was writ Of15*35 (pp. 133-40)
<A satyr. Ignis ignibus extinguitur 1682>

Since satyr is the only thing that’s writ Of15*36 (pp. 140-2)
<Satyr undisguised. 1683 [scribe paginates 141a, 141b in order that odd numbers are on rectos for the first time]>

In vain the fulsome errors of the age Of15*37 (pp. 142-50)
<Satyr 1683 On both Whigs and Toryes>

Leave off your ogling Francis Of15*38 (pp. 151-3)
<Advice. Or an heroic epistle to Frank Villers. To an excellent new tune called A health to Betty. 1683 [end: Roger Martin]>

This trick of trimming is a fine thing Of15*39 (pp. 153-5)
<The cushion dance at court To the tune of Joan Sanderson. Enter Jeffrey Ailworth; followed by the K. and D. hand in hand. 1683 [a dramatic jig]>

Happy great prince and so much happier thou Of15*40 (pp. 155-63)
<Sardanapalus. Ode By Oldham. 1683>

The youth was beloved in the spring of his life Of15*41 (pp. 163-9)
<A gentle ballad, called Lamentable Lory. 1684 To the tune of Youth youth etc>

Mine and the poet’s plague consume you all Of15*42 (pp. 169-71)
<Julian’s farewell to the muses. 1685>

Whither young Damon whither in such haste Of15*43 (pp. 172-81)
<A pindaric ode. On the marriage of the Earl of Dorset and Middlesex to the Lady Mary Compton. Damon and Aminta [a dialogue]>

Too long we have troubled the court and the town Of15*44 (pp. 181-2)
<The compleat fop. 1685>

As I’m informed on Monday last you sat Of15*45 (pp. 182-4)
<Advice to Dr Oates not to be melancholy 1685>

Since by just flames the guilty piece is lost Of15*46 (pp. 184-90)
<Advice to a painter upon the defeat of the rebels in the west, and the execution of the late Duke of Monmouth. Quid libet — Pictoribus atque poetis. 1685>

Older and wiser has long a proverb been Of15*47 (pp. 190-7)
<On the camp 1685>

Since scandal flies thick Of15*48 (pp. 197-203)
<The vindication 1686>

Since you have forgot Of15*49 (pp. 203-8)
<The vindication second part>

Fools must be meddling in matters of state Of15*50 (pp. 209-14)
<Satyr, on the ladies of honour. 1686>

Well did the Fates guide this unlucky arm Of15*51 (pp. 214-15)
<The duel. 1686>

Of all the plagues mankind possess Of15*52 (pp. 215-23)
<Madam Le Croix. 1686>

If devout Pawlet Mary Of15*53 (pp. 223-5)
<A new ballad Truth needs no vindication To the tune of, He got money by’t etc 1686>

All ye that know men and for virgins would pass Of15*54 (pp. 226-8)
<The lady’s mistake, or The physician’s puzzle. To the tune of Ah youth, thou hadst better been starved at thy nurse etc. 1686>

Williams thy tame submission suits thee more Of15*55 (pp. 228-9)
<On Sir Will[iam] Williams Solicitor-General. 1687>

Here lies a creature of indulgent fate Of15*56 (p. 229)
<Epitaph on Lory Hyde By Mr Dryden. 1687>

Here lives a peer raised by indulgent fate Of15*57 (p. 230)
<An elegy>

Whilst thou hadst all my heart and I all thine Of15*58 (pp. 230-1)
<A dialogue between Horace and Lydia>

Cursed be those dull unpointed doggerel rhymes Of15*59 (pp. 232-53)
<A faithful catalogue of our most eminent ninnies. Quos omnes / Vicini oderunt noti, pueri, atque puellae, Hor: serm: 1o 1686 [end: Caetera desunt]>

I sing the story of a scoundrel lass Of15*60 (pp. 254-60)
<The lady of pleasure / or / The life of Nelly truly drawn / From Hop-yard Cellar to the throne / Till into th’ grave it tumbled down./ 1686>

Much wine had passed with much discourse Of15*61 (pp. 260-2)
<The Rose Tavern Club. 1687>

Last night when I to sleep my self had laid Of15*62 (pp. 263-7)
<The vision of toleration. 1687>

Warmed with the pleasures which debauches yield Of15*63 (pp. 268-74)
<The last night’s ramble. 1687>

When the king leaves off Sedley and keeps to the queen Of15*64 (pp. 274-6)
<The prophecy. 1687>

A session of lovers was held t’other day Of15*65 (pp. 277-92)
<The lovers’ session In imitation of Sir John Suckling’s Session of poets 1687>

A session of ladies was held on the stage Of15*66 (pp. 292-301)
<The session of ladies. 1688>

The court was scarce up when the sluices broke in Of15*67 (pp. 301-6)
<A supplement to The session of ladies>

Man and wife are all one Of15*68 (p. 307)
<A description of a Hampton Court life. 1688>

Hold Madam Modena you come too late Of15*69 (pp. 308-11)
<On the deponents. 1688>

Long had my pen lain dull and useless by Of15*70 (pp. 311-17)
<Satyr. 1688/9>

What a bustle of late have we had to no purpose Of15*71 (pp. 318-21)
<A dialogue Between a true Protestant and a Tymist. 1688/9>

Room for a pedant with those forms of speech Of15*72 (pp. 322-5)
<The comparison 1690>

Poor Montfort is gone and the ladies do all Of15*73 (pp. 325-7)
<An elegy on Montfort the player. To the tune of Packingtons pound>

Places thus very near our pious schools Of15*74 (pp. 328-30)
<Astrop Wells. 1691>

Here / Lies a peer Of15*75 (pp. 330-1)
<Epitaph on D of Grafton. 1691>

My dearest friend that lovest me so Of15*76 (pp. 332-3)
<Ode In imitation of Horace. Septimi Gadis aditure mecum etc Lib: ode>

Fain thou wouldst know whom I would choose Of15*77 (pp. 334-5)
<On the choice of a mistress>

Madam I cannot but congratulate Of15*78 (pp. 335-7)
<Advice to virgins. By a lady>

The youth whose fortune the vast globe obeyed Of15*79 (p. 338)
<On K[ing] W[illia]m by E[arl] of Dorset occasioned by his majesty’s happy deliverance from the intended assassination>