Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Smith 27 (Os27)

Collection of separates. The compiler has written brief descriptions of each work on blank versos.

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Suum cuique / Tho. Hearne. Martij 16o. / 1710/11 / E Chartis MSS. quas mihi moriens pro summa sua benevolentia legavit Vir Reverendus Doctissimusque THOMAS SMITHUS, S.T.P. Amicus integerrimus. / Pd to Mr. Wm. Thompson of Oxon for binding this Book 1 s.

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Whether or no a subject is bound in conscience to comply Os27*1 (p. 3)
since it may tend to the destruction of its being
<Queries put by the Bishop of D. [later hand `Durham’] to the clergy of his diocese [prose text] [TC1 adds `They relate to passive obedience’]>

As down the torrent of an angry flood Os27*2 (p. 5)
For know that you are clay and they are brass
<The fable of the earthen pot and kettle, as it was told by Colonel Titus the night before he kissed the king’s hand]>

<p. 6 blank>

If Rome can pardon sins as Romans hold Os27*3 (p. 7)
To gull them of their souls and money too
<[no title] [TC1: `Verses about Roman pardons and indulgences’]>

James R. / Right trusty etc It was not any doubt we made of our power Os27*4 (pp. 9-10)
Given at our court at Windsor the 21th day of August 1686 and of our reign the second year / By his majesty’s command Melfort
<A copy of his majesty’s letter [K.J. II] to the council of Scotland [TC1 adds: `concerning his favour to Roman Catholics and his care and protection of all his subjects’] [TC2 adds `1686′] [in the hand of Sir Wiliam Haward?] [prose text]>

On your obedience passive still to dote Os27*5 (p. 12)
And sacrifice for us the ram at Rome
<To the clergy of the Church of England, who are [?mag]nifyed and distinguished for preaching up passive obedience [the verso (p. 11) is blank]>

Sir / Upon some occasion much like this you were pleased to desire Os27*6 (pp. 13-14)
and through the healthful organs which I your humble servant define to be sense
<Mr Adrian Mayes letter to Mr Hobbs [TC1 adds `about Sense’] [prose letter] [in the hand of Sir William Haward?]>

O glory glory who are these appear Os27*7 (pp. 15-18)
Publish the secrets of our hierarchy
<Enter Oliver’s porter, fiddler, and poet in Bedlam. A scene. Adorned with several of the poets’ own flowers [TC1 adds `It hath been since printed’]>

[Douze maximes: 1. Depouvoir avoir assez de force Os27*8 (pp. 19-21)
<Douze maximes ou souhaits qu’on dit avoir esté trouves escrits à la fin d’un livre de Monsieur le Duc de Rohan [12 prose maxims] [on verso: `for Cha Reverend Dr. Smith in St. James Street’]>

<pages 22-26 follow next entry>

Sir / You cannot but see by this time the mischiefs Os27*9 (pp. 27-30)
till you form the schism / Your affectionate, tho suffering, Brother H. D.
<[no title] [prose letter] [TC1 title: `Mr Dodwell’s letter to Dr Tillotson about the Schism’]>

The point of the play was carried to all the height his majesty Os27*10 (pp. 23-4)
to invalidate and defeat our own pretensions
<In the memoirs ?pages which I send thus [prose] [TC1 title: `A reflection of Sir P. Medowes upon a passage in Sir William Temple’s memoirs. This was afterwards improved and enlarged by Sir P. This about the dominion of the seas’.] [TC2 has `about the flag’]>

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Unhappy isle what made thy sons rebel Os27*11 (p. 31)
And let the indebted only pay
<[no title] [TC1 title: `Verses made by Sir T. J. against the rebels in favour of the honest sufferers’] [TC2 title: `Verses upon the suffering clergy’]>

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Ad pedes S.V. provoluti declaramus nos vehementer Os27*12 (p. 34c)
et non deliberato habemus et habendum esse declaramus
<Reparations de messieurs du clerge au pape [`These two words contra and fuit were put in by the Pope in stead of the other’ (ie `circa’ and `videri’)] [prose text] [pasted onto blank sheet numbered 34a/34b] [not in TC2]>

Ad pedes S.V. provoluti declaramus nos vehementer Os27*13 (p. 35)
et non deliberato habemus et habendum esse declaramus
<Formula submissionis, quam clerus gallicanus exhorbuit Papa [`This I sent to Dr Jane August 22 1695′] [prose text. In this version the Pope’s changes are discussed in Latin and at more length]>

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When all the Christian world was drunk Os27*14 (pp. 37-9)
And make her know we are confederate princes
<[no title] [TC1 title: `Verses upon the confederates’]>

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Trino nate die trini diadematis hæres Os27*15 (p. 41)
Juraque perpetuum sanguinolenta cadent
<In natalem principis ?vellio [TC1 title: `Verses upon the birth of the Prince of Wales’]>

Dî quorum hortata Scythico de littore Scotus Os27*16 (p. 41)
Reddite Grampigenis jura patremque viris
<Votum A.P. M.D. [not in TC2]>

Optime Scotorum potuit te sospite solo Os27*17 (p. 41)
Ultime Scotorum ac optime grame vale
<Epitaphium in nobilissimum vice-comitem Tuodunensem [not in TC2]>

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Behold and listen while the fair Os27*18 (p. 43)
Men strive not but deplore the fire
<Of Mrs Arden [not in TC2]>

Dum cantas mira captus dulcedine vocis Os27*18.1 (pp. 43-4)
Nec datur in tantis ulla medela malis
<[no title] [Latin translation of previous] [`J. Cotton’]>

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Non orbis gentem non urbem gens habet ulla Os27*19 (p. 47)
Urbsve domum dominum nec domus ulla parem
<Lupara Laus [heading for this and following three distichs] [TC1 (and 2) title: `Verses upon the Lov’re, the King of France’s greatness’ applies to this whole group (to #29.1)]>

Par cælo domus hæc urbs orbi neutra triumphis Os27*20 (p. 47)
Et pace et bello par Ludovice tuis
<[no title]>

Urbs mundus gen[?tis] mundo major gloria gentis Os27*21 (p. 47)
Et mundi domus hæc quid Ludovicus erit
<[no title]>

Gens orbi urbs genti domus urbi gloria majus Os27*22 (p. 47)
Genti urbi domni tu Ludovice decus
<[no title]>

Servum animal gens galla luti Lutetia acervus Os27*23 (p. 47)
Regem lenonem Lup’ra lupanar habet
<Vituperium [heading for this and following 5 distichs]>

Urbs lutea hæc spurcæ genti hæc Seraglio grandis Os27*24 (p. 47)
Gallorum magne est par tibi Turca domus
<[no title]>

Quæ dederat Ludovice adimit tibi musa Britanna Os27*25 (p. 47)
Ne janiter faceant arma Britana cave
<[no title]>

Sol emblema tuum medio mortò celsus in orbe Os27*26 (p. 47)
Submissum in mediis mox caput abdet aquis
<[no title] [possibly one work with the previous 2 lines]>

Cum cælo par facta domus cælique domusque Os27*27 (p. 47)
Fac paritèr dominos esse poeta pares
<[no title] [`faita’ in MS?]>

Urbs orbi par est largo Ludovice poeta Os27*28 (p. 47)
Munere quod petis hoc suppetit imperium
<[no title]>

Una dies Lotharos Burgundos hebdomas una Os27*29 (p. 48a)
Una domat Batavos luna quod annus aget
<[no title]>

En un jour prendre la Lorraine Os27*29.1 (p. 48a)
Pour conquérir l’Europe ie ne faut qu’un année
<[no title] [French version, 6 lines] [p. 48 endorsed `Verses upon the Looure’]>

The siege is raised by Duc de Croy Os27*30 (p. 49a)
no ll
<[no title] [a scrap, verse incomplete?] [blank verso numbered p. 48b] [not in TC1 or TC2]>

Our councils are governed by Hugo Boscawen Os27*31 (p. 49b)
A sad truth but fit for all Englishmen’s knowing
<[no title] [verso (p. 50) endorsed `verses upon the French successes’]>

In the two late kings’ reigns these propositions following were condemned Os27*32 (p. 51)
a great scandal to all religion and the occasion of many dissenters from the Church of England
<[no title] [prose text] [in the same hand on verso `For Dr Smith’ and endorsed `Madame Buryes paper sent to me [about] the censure passed by the University upon [the] naked Gospel. by way of Re[crimination]’]>

[lost work: A mountebank’s bill set up at Christ Church gate Oxford] Os27*33
<[title from TC2 only]>

Simultates et privatas inimicitias Os27*34 (p. 53)
quam quæ per fidem accepi
<Depositum Samuelis Parker, Episcopi Oxoniensis, qui hoc elogio posteris innotescere voluit [`Obiit vicesimo die martii, ?17, ætatis 47o’] [endorsed p. 54 `Epitaph of Bishop Parker made by himself’]>

In hopes of sudden resurrection Os27*35 (pp. 55-6)
Was anti-Christian self-denial
<An epitaph upon passive obedience, executed for high treason against our sovereign lords, the rabble by virtue of a sentence from 6 or 7 bishops and others of the inferior clergy of London [`Ætatis ?Domino 1688′]

Hey Joony Waaf durst hear the decree Os27*36 (p. 56)
Halton Halton Timothy Halton Timothy Tim
<[no title] [Crum has `Verses to the tune of Lillibulero; against Timothy Hall, 1688 (?)’ (source?) and reads `darst’ and `Halston’] [not in TC1 or TC2]

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<pp. 59-70: poems by and in the hand of Sir John Cotton, sent to Dr Smith>

Cum mos sit Jani dare mutua dona kalendos Os27*37 (p. 59)
Ingenii fuerant hæc pietatis opus
<Epigrammata sacra. Ad vivum clarissimum doctissimumque D: Philippum Woodehouse Baronettum>

Illa dies niveo semper signanda lapillo est Os27*38 (pp. 59-60)
Ah domus in nostris sit tibi pectoribus
<In Christi natalem>

Spes facit ut riguos expectet rusticus imbues Os27*39 (p. 60)
Ut sperem in medii fluctibus usque facit
<In thee, O Lord do I hope. Psalms 35:15>

Innocua ut veniunt ad candida tecta columbæ Os27*40 (pp. 60-1)
Quo nequeo maius poscere posco deum
<Mathew 11:29. Learn of me for I am meek. etc.>

Me miserum quam stricta via est quæ ducitad astra Os27*41 (p. 61)
Quæ constat magno lætior est pietas
<Enter ye in at the strait gate: Mathew 7:13>

Quæ modo nimbosis tumuerunt æquora ventis Os27*42 (p. 62)
Sic docuit dominus sic didicistis aquæ
<He rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. Mathew: 8.26>

Quam sonus ille patens medicas eluserat a[?] Os27*43 (p. 62)
Ut prosit menti fac precor illa meæ
<And Jesus said unto her go in peace, and whole of thy plague: Mark 5.34>

Pisciculi pauci septem cum panibus adsunt Os27*44 (pp. 62-3)
Jeiuna haud poterant ora brobare deum
<De septem panibus, et paucis pisciculis quibus tot hominum millia Dominus satiavit [p. 66 endorsed `Verses, which Sir John Cotton sent me, of his composing’]>

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En puer ingenuas modo qui reptavit ad artes Os27*45 (p. 67)
Heu sinit ætherias nunc colit ille plagas
<[no title]>

?Destinata tuæ fuerant quod stamina vitæ Os27*46 (p. 67)
Sed bene qui vivit vivit et ille diu
<[no title] [p. 70 endorsed `Sir J. Cotton’s verses upon the death of his son Peter with others’]>

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We dance on hills above the wind Os27*47 (pp. 71-2)
To painful tunes of groans and oh-oh’s
<Deliciæ necromanticæ per Cl. Virum Gulielmum Petty equitem auratum>

Saltamus jugis quorum fastigia Os27*47.1 (pp. 71-2)
Tanta malitia nobis est vermiculis
[no separate title; Latin version of previous, entered in parallel columns] [p. 74 endorsed `Sir W. Pettyes Necromanticæ’]>

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August 1684. Dr Turner at that time Bishop of Rochester Os27*48 (pp. 75-9)
living of Hasely and upon that presentation instituted and inducted
<The case of Dr Saumares Dean of Gernsey and one of the canons of the Collegiate Church or Chapel Royal of Windsor [TC1 title: `The case of Dr Saumares about the living of Hafely’] [prose text]>

The question was put whether this bill should pass Os27*49 (pp. 83, 85)
there was no necessity of pleading against him in this extraordinary manner / [list of names]
<December 23 1696. Hodie 3a vice lodâ billa. An act to attaint Sir John Fenweek Baronet of high treason [prose text] [p. 86 endorsed: `Reasons of the Lords against the bill of attainder of Sir John Fenwick’]>

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Humbly sheweth / That the great avenues which they find in themselves Os27*50 (p. 87)
upon their distributing and reading your majesty’s said declaration / And your petitioners…
<To the king’s most excellent majesty, The humble petition of William A. of Canterbury, and of divers of the suffragan bishops of that province here present with him in behalf of themselves, and others of their absent brethren, and of the clergy of their respective dioceses [TC1 title: `The petition of the seven bishops that the clergy might not be obliged to read the Declaration’] [prose text]>

You are hereby ordered to fall upon the rebels the MacDonalds of Glencoe Os27*51 (p. 89)
I subscribe these with my hand at Ballichelie Febr. 12 1692. Ro. Duncansor
<[no title] [`For their majesty’s service, To Captain Robert Campbell of Glenlyon’] [prose letter] [p. 92 endorsed `Order for the cutting of the Mac-Donald’s of Glenco’]>

Mr Vice Chancellor / The Lords have considered your answers Os27*52 (p. 92c)
that you be suspended from the office of master and the profit thereunto belonging during the king’s pleasure
<[no title] [in same hand: `This account is in a private letter not so fit to be communicated, but at any time you may command me to attend you with all the other particulars, but they are not of much moment. Your humble servant ?V. Ch.’] [endorsed `Chancellor Jefferyes admonition given to the V.C. of Cambridge’]>

Sir / Hearing yesterday that you have a true and exact copy Os27*53 (p. 92d? [verso of 92c])
you may command me when you please in a far greater instance I am sir / Your humble servant Tho. Smith
<To Dr Ch. [letter from Dr Tho. Smith, Magdalen College] [first line continues `of the sentence passed by the commissioners for ecclesiastical affairs last Saturday upon the Vice Chancellor of Cambridge …] [TC1 title: `A letter from an unknown hand to Dr. Smith about Quo Warrantos and the dissenting power’] [no. 23 in TC2] [prose letter]>

<pp. 93-100 contains extracts from an unidentified political tract in Latin and English>