Princeton, Yale University Library, MS Taylor 3 (Pt3)

`1684′ (date?) on inside front cover after scored through text: `E Libris [illegible] e Aula Trin. C.’ Mostly composed of libertine and state satire from the 1670s. Some material at end from the early 1690s but little from the 1680s.

<`The Index’ on three unnumbered pages>

Gentle reproofs have oft been tried in vain Pt3*1 (pp. 1-2)
<A prologue [end: by the Earl of Rochester] [TC title: A satirical prologue]>

The clog of all pleasure the luggage of life Pt3*2 (p. 2)
<On marriage [TC title: Against marriage] [marg: in print]>

In Milford [Lane] near to St Clement’s steeple Pt3*3 (pp. 2-5)
<A duel betwixt two monsters upon my Lady Betty’s cunt with the change of government from monarchical to democratical [marg: in print [illegible]]>

Fucksters you that would be happy Pt3*4 (p. 6)
<Advice to a cuntmonger>

Since now my Sylvia is as kind as fair Pt3*5 (pp. 7-12)
<The enjoyment [marg: in print]>

Amintor loved and lived in pain Pt3*6 (pp. 12-3)
<A song>

As trembling prisoners stand at bar Pt3*7 (pp. 13-4)
<A song [TC title: Another by Ratcliff] [marg: in print Ratcliffs. P.]>

As Colon drove his sheep along Pt3*8 (pp. 14-20)
<Colon [TC title: A poem on the court ladies]>

How [dull] and how insensible a beast Pt3*9 (pp. 21-32)
<An essay on satire [marg: in print by Sir Carr Scroope]>

In a famous street near Whetstone’s park Pt3*10 (pp. 32-5)
<A ballad>

Disgraced undone forlorn made fortune’s sport Pt3*11 (pp. 35-6)
<A letter from the D[uke] of M[onmouth] to the K[ing] [marg: in print]

Ungrateful boy I will not call thee son Pt3*12 (pp. 36-8)
<The answer [marg: in print]>

Tired with the noise and folly of the age Pt3*13 (pp. 38-47)
<Rochester’s farewell [marg: in print]>

Worthy sir Though weaned from all those scandalous delights Pt3*14 (pp. 47-8)
<A letter [add (TC): to a friend in the country]>

Let ancients boast no more Pt3*15 (pp. 48-50)
<A pindaric [add (TC): on the Duchess of Cleveland]>

Of all quality whores modest Betty for me Pt3*16 (pp. 50-2)
<A ballad [add (TC): on Betty Felton]>

Thou common shore of this poetic town Pt3*17 (pp. 52-6)
<A familiar epistle to Mr Julian secretary to the muses>

Of all the plagues with which this world abounds Pt3*18 (pp. 56-9)
<An essay on scandal [add (TC): against the Duchess of Portsmouth]>

As in the days of yore was odds Pt3*19 (pp. 60-2)
<The royal buss>

Now at last the riddle is expounded Pt3*20 (pp. 62-4)
<A ballad on the late address>

Shame of my life disturber of my tomb Pt3*21 (pp. 64-5)
<Ross’s ghost [add (TC): against King Charles]>

‘Tis thought tall Richard first possessed Pt3*22 (pp. 65-7)
<The chronicle out of Mr Cowley [TC title: In imitation of Mr Cowley’s chronicle]>

Of all the wonders since the world began Pt3*23 (pp. 68-76)
<Barbara Piramidum sileat miracula Memphis. A poem>

The Londoners went to the king to present Pt3*24 (pp. 76-9)
<On the Lord Mayor Sir Robert Viner and the court of aldermen going to Whitehall and presenting the king and duke a golden box in which were the copies of the freedom of the city 1674 [marg: in print]>

Great pious prudent Charles the second Pt3*25 (pp. 79-88)
<The chronicle [add (TC): on King Charles]>

Stamford is her sex’s glory Pt3*26 (pp. 88-90)
<To the tune If Dr P— be captious [TC title: A song on the court misses]>

Stamford’s countess leads them on Pt3*27 (pp. 91-6)
<The ladies’ march>

‘Twas near no purling stream or shady grove Pt3*28 (pp. 96-102)
<The Quaker’s dialogue>

Too long the wise commons have been in debate Pt3*29 (p. 103)
<Essay [add (TC): on the house of commons]>

Prick nature’s pump cunt’s pioneer Pt3*30 (p. 104)
<Upon prick>

From the dark Stygian lake I come Pt3*31 (pp. 105-7)
<Marvell’s ghost>

Here’s a house to be let Pt3*32 (pp. 107-8)
<The parliament house to be let>

Who can on this picture look Pt3*33
<On the Duchess of Portsmouth’s picture [marg: in print]>

Had she but lived in Cleopatra’s age Pt3*34 (p. 109)
<Another of the same>

Though religion’s a politic law Pt3*35 (pp. 109-12)
<A ballad [add (TC): against priests and religion] [see also #59]>

Must I with patience ever silent sit Pt3*36 (pp. 113-4)
<The silent waiter>

Methinks I see our mighty monarch stand Pt3*37 (pp. 114-7)
<Windsor [add (TC): on K.C. going a fishing]>

Fruition is the question in debate Pt3*38 (pp. 117-9)
<The imperfect enjoyment>

Husband thou dull unpitied miscreant Pt3*39 (pp. 120-4)
<Broadside against marriage>

As cities that to their fierce conquerors yield Pt3*40 (pp. 124-7)
<On Sir Robert Viner’s setting up the king’s statue in Stock’s Market 1673>

What can be the mystery why Charing Cross Pt3*41 (pp. 127-31)
<Upon the old king’s statue set up in brass at Charing Cross>

The Spaniards gravely teach in their politic schools Pt3*42 (pp. 131-7)
<The whore of Babylon>

Clarendon had law and sense Pt3*43 (pp. 137-9)
<A lampoon on the court {courtiers TC}>

Methinks I see you newly risen Pt3*44 (pp. 139-43)
<The looking-glass [add (TC): to the Duchess of Portsmouth]>

Curse on those critics ignorant and vain Pt3*45 (pp. 143-50)
<Satire [add (TC): on the court sparks]>

Close wrapped up in Portsmouth’s smock thy senses are Pt3*46 (p. 150)
<An acrostic on C R 2d [acrostic = CHARLES] [marg: `in print’]>

The freeborn English generous and wise Pt3*47 (pp. 150-2)
<Tacit[us] de vita Agricolæ. An allusion [TC title: Against monarchy]>

Spread a large canvas painter to contain Pt3*48 (pp. 152-7)
<Advice to a painter to draw the duke>

Great Charles who full of mercy wouldst command Pt3*49 (pp. 157-8)
<To the king [concluding section of previous]>

Grave Vaughan is dead Frank North appears Pt3*50 (pp. 158-9)
<Upon Sir Francis North’s being made lord chief justice of the common pleas>

From a sensual proud atheistical life Pt3*51 (pp. 159-63)
<Litany of the D[uke] of B[uckingham]>

From a Catholic head of a heretic church Pt3*52 (pp. 163-8)
<An Irish litany>

Now the reformer of the court and stage Pt3*53 (pp. 168-79)
<The club>

By a false Scot a lying treasurer and a French whore Pt3*54 (pp. 179-85)
<A lampoon at court {at] on the TC}>

Not Rome in all its splendour could compare Pt3*55 (pp. 185-9)
<Nobilitas sola atque unica virtus [not in TC]>

Grande Pater venerande Mater imple ure corusca Pt3*56 (p. 189)
<Laus his finitis sit tibi summe Deus [not in TC; distich]>

From the blessed region of eternal day Pt3*57 (pp. 189-92)
<Lord Lucas his ghost>

Ah Raleigh when thy breath thou didst resign Pt3*58 (pp. 193-202)
<Britannia and Raleigh>

There’s no harm in sound cunts nor in arseholes Pt3*59 (p. 203)
<A song [add (TC): on sound cunt] [From Vaughan’s `Religion’s a politic law’, cf. #35]>

Of a tall stature and a sable hue Pt3*60 (pp. 203-13)
<An historical poem [marg: in print]>

At five this morn when Phoebus raised his head Pt3*61 (pp. 213-21)
<Tunbridge Wells by the Earl of Rochester June 30 1675>

Were I to choose what sort of corpse I’d wear Pt3*62 (pp. 222-30)
<An answer to Rochester’s Satire on man>

I have been sir where so many puritans dwell Pt3*63 (pp. 230-40)
<A satire on the hypocrisy of dissenters by Mr A[braham] Cowley>

Base metal hanger by thy master’s thigh Pt3*64 (p. 240)
<On a pr[ic]k by the E[arl] of R[ochester]>

In the isle of Britain long since famous grown Pt3*65 (pp. 241-2)
<A poem made by the E[arl of] R[ochester] for which the k[ing] banished him>

I pass all my hours with a jolly brisk whore Pt3*66 (pp. 242-3)
<A mock song>

Was ever man before like me Pt3*67 (pp. 243-5)
<To his p[ric]k>

In a dark gloomy grave whose hellish station Pt3*68 (pp. 245-7)
<The description of c[un]t>

Close and obscure a wit of small renown Pt3*69 (pp. 247-9)
<A satire on a dull satirist [end: by Dr Morley of Ex:]>

In the merry month of may Pt3*70 (pp. 249-50)
<A song on Bathsheba and David>

The grave house of commons by hook or by crook Pt3*71 (pp. 251-3)
<A lampoon on the bishops in the time of the parliament sitting 1680 [TC title: On the bishops throwing out the bill]>

Son of a whore god damn you can you tell Pt3*72 (p. 254)
<Roch[ester] to a post boy>

O that I could now by some chemic art Pt3*73 (p. 254)
<His wish>

The house of commons the rabble’s god Pt3*74 (p. 254)
<On the house of commons>

As Nero {hero uncorr} once with harp in hand surveyed Pt3*74 (p. 255)
<Upon burning our ships at Chatham [TC title: Upon the Dutch burning our ships]>

One day I heard a zealous shout Pt3*75 (pp. 255-7)
<Upon election of burgesses at Cambridge by Mr Duke>

That kings should from their thrones be rudely torn Pt3*76 (p. 257)
<The tithe pig>

In this cold monument lies one Pt3*77 (p. 258)
<On a monument by Esquire Cotton {Esquire Cotton] the E R uncorr} [marg: in print] [TC title: On the monument of a beauty]>

I saw a pack of prick-eared knaves Pt3*78 (pp. 259-62)
<The Cambridge partridge turned owl by a bachelor of Queens>

Welcome great prince to life again at least Pt3*79 (p. 262)
<To the king by E[arl of] R[ochester]>

Would you send Kate to Portugal Pt3*80 (pp. 262-4)
<Rochester’s advice to the parliament [marg: in print]>

When death shall part us from these skies Pt3*81 (pp. 264-6)
<A pastoral between Thirsis and Dorinda [marg: in print. Marvell’s poem]>

What every day thus long fie fie arise Pt3*82 (pp. 266-77)
<A dialogue upon the upstart cracking gallants. Primus Thraso [TC title: A dialogue between two bravoes]>

Seraphic lord whom heaven for wonder meant Pt3*83 (pp. 277-8)
<On the penitent death of the L[or]d Roch[ester]>

A late expedition to Oxford was made Pt3*84 (pp. 278-81)
<A true account of the Lord L[ovelace’s] expedition>

A mighty great fleet the like was ne’er seen Pt3*85 (pp. 281-2)
<A ballad on the fleet to the same tune>

Woman in the beginning as ’tis said Pt3*86 (pp. 283-4)
<Why women were made>

Now painter try if thy skilled hand can draw Pt3*87 (pp. 284-9)
<The second advice to a painter by the author of the first A[ndrew] M[arvell]>

A land tax and poll are now coming forth Pt3*88 (pp. 289-90)
<A ballad on the poll tax to the tune of A mighty great fleet etc>

Beneath this place Pt3*89 (pp. 290-1)
<An epitaph on the D[uke] of Grafton [end: by Fleetwood Shepherd Esquire]>

I love with all my heart / The Prince of Orange part / The loyal party here Pt3*90 (p. 292)
<A conceit upon both parties the P[rince of] O[range] and K[ing] J[ames] {A] An ambiguous TC}>

Such pleasures we find Pt3*91 (pp. 292-3)
<A new Scotch song>

Let a woman be damn'[d] Pt3*92 (pp. 293-4)
<A song on those that marry for wealth [TC title: A song on women who will wed for money]>

Our councils are governed by Hugo Boscawen Pt3*93 (p. 294)
<A conceit on the government [not in TC]>

Your lean petitioner sheweth humbly Pt3*94 (p. 295)
<The countess of Dorset’s petition to the Queen for chocolate by F[leetwood] Shepherd [includes epigraph: To her majestick mighty Mistress / The Countess Dorset all in distress]>

Let the ambitious statesman be Pt3*95 (p. 296)
<A song against ambition>

Corinna keep those globes of light Pt3*96 (pp. 296-7)
<A song to a mistress>

Adam did eat of the tree of life Pt3*97 (p. 297)
<A catch [add (TC): on Adam and Eve]>

Whether the author did by this intend Pt3*98 (pp. 298-300)
<The placing K[ing] W[illiam’s] head on Noll’s shoulders>

Second alone to Jove in whom unite Pt3*99 (p. 300)
<On the French king by Mr Dryden>

I fast by heaven not I I never yet Pt3*100 (p. 301)
<On the fast [not in TC]>

When Tewksbury mustard shall travel abroad Pt3*101 (p. 301)
<A prophecy by Fleetwood Shepherd>

Courage dear Moll and drive away despair Pt3*102 (pp. 302-3)
<On the countess of Mack— by the E[arl] of Dor[set]>

When soul of Jefferys did to hell come Pt3*103 (p. 303)
<On the late L[or]d Jefferys>

When the last of all knights and the worst of all knaves Pt3*104 (p. [304])
<The answer to Fleetwood Shepherd’s prophecy [not in TC] [p. [305] blank]>

[Ill under the colour of a pure godly man] Pt3*105 (p. [306])
<[no title; not in TC] [First 8 lines scribbled through. First line may be `From the canting . . . of a . . . Tongue’]>