Princeton, Princeton University Library, MS Taylor 4 (Pt4)

<A small volume plus 24 loose manuscript pages (28 including blank covers). Bookplate of Robert Paske Stationer. 3 ?Greek lines (?notes) on first recto. Table of Contents on verso (p. [ii].>

The elms are lopped Pt4*0.1 (p. [iii])
Rejoice Sheub wears the crown
<King Charles the first’s death [not in CTable, though in the same hand as the rest of the MS] [p. [iv] is blank]>

Ah Raleigh when thou didst thy breath resign Pt4*1 (pp. 1-9)
No putrid tyrants on thy earth shall live
<Rawly’s ghost [`Rawly’ also in first line, but `Rawleigh’ in CTable]>

From the dark Stygian banks I come Pt4*2 (pp. 9-11)
Th’ Assyrian’s palace to his urn
<Marvell’s ghost>

It happened in the twilight of the day Pt4*3 (pp. 11-15)
Starts from his couch and bid the dame draw near
<Godfrey’s ghost>

From the blest region of eternal day Pt4*4 (pp. 15-20)
Britain shall be his throne for time to come
<Lord Lucas’s ghost>

Heroic soul I saw thee die Pt4*5 (p. 20)
Except a miracle put a stay
<Acrostic on Sir Henry Vane>

The Londoners gent to the king do present Pt4*6 (pp. 21-4)
Until you burn again burn again
<On the Lord Mayor and court of aldermen presenting the k[ing] and the D[uke] of York each with a copy of their freedom. 1674. Vyner Mayor [CTable title: `On Lord Mayor’s presenting a gold-box’]>

Hard by Pell Mell lives a wench called Nell Pt4*7 (p. 24)
To be scratching just where it itches
<Upon Nell Guin [`Guinne’ uncorr.]>

In the isle of Britain long since famous grown Pt4*8 (pp. 25-6)
Ere she can raise the member she enjoys
<On C[harles] [the] S[econd]>

Farewell my dear Danby my pimp and my cheat Pt4*9 (pp. 26-8)
From a popish successor forever set free
<A farewell to the Earl of Danby>

When Hodge first spied the labour in vain Pt4*10 (pp. 28-9)
All but the city’s fundament
<On the monument upon Fish Street Hill [`Finis’]>

Would the world know how Godfrey lost his breath Pt4*11 (pp. 30-3)
There’s nothing left but Lord have mercy on us
<Truth brought to light or murder will out>

Well done my sons you have redeemed my cause Pt4*12 (pp. 33-7)
To make you useful to St Peter’s chair
<The Pope’s advice with his benediction to his judge and jury in Utopia>

What a devil ails your parliament Pt4*13 (pp. 38-42)
And rogues like Tom of Danby
<A song on Thomas Earl of Danby>

All hail to my Ben-dilly once again Pt4*14 (pp. 43-6)
She had not time these ill-shaped cubs to lick
<Dr Wild used to present Mr Benjamin Dillingham vicar of Oundle every New Year’s Day with a guinea and a paper of verses; and this following was the copy he presented him with as a New Year’s gift anno 1678/9>

Duke Lauderdale that lump of grease Pt4*15 (pp. 47-52)
Then our faith freedom and our pence
<A satyr [with couplet below as preface]>

By a false Scot false treasurer and falser whore Pt4*15.1
The nation’s undone and the king is left poor

Welcome great prince unto this land Pt4*16 (pp. 53-6)
The greatest or the poorest knave
<Upon the Prince of Orange>

Charleroy and Maastricht Pt4*17 (p. 57)
Are the virtues must make him a king
<[no title] [lines crossed out; not in CTable] [`Mastreck’ in MS]>

Here’s a house to be let for the steward hath swore Pt4*18 (p. 57)
Kept it long shut but he paid for’t at last
<A bill set upon the door of the House of Commons on the 26 January 1679 [`Nemine contradicente’]>

Who can on this picture look Pt4*19 (p. 58)
Is whore in all things but her face
<The picture of the Duchess of Portsmouth>

Is this the heavenly crown are these the joys Pt4*20 (pp. 59-63)
Oppressed with triumph of their victory
<Stafford’s ghost>

The grave House of Commons by hook or by crook Pt4*21 (pp. 63-6)
For he headed the bishops that threw out the bill
<Upon the Lords casting out the bill against the Duke of Yorke>

When Portsmouth did from England fly Pt4*22 (p. 66)
Ye should have lamed him too
<On the departure of Portsmouth Duchess [the last entry in the CTable]>

Since there are some that see with me the state Pt4*23 (pp. 67-9)
If Leg or Armstrong shall be absolute
<The impartial trimmer [same hand? larger writing in this and following item]>

After thinking this fortnight of Whig and of Tory Pt4*24 (pp. 69-70)
The fools might be Whigs none but knaves should be Tories
<My opinion>

Where divine Gloriana her palace late reared Pt4*25 (p. [71])
Has all paradise too
<A song [new hand]>

When Cupid did his grandsire Jove entreat Pt4*26 (p. [72])
Then called the happy composition Floyde
<On Mrs Floyde 1708>

Venus one day as story goeth Pt4*27 (pp. [72]-[74])
Low cur[t]seyed and away she went
<The reverse>

When Naboth’s vineyard looked so fine Pt4*28 (pp. [74]-[75])
Gave a third part to save the other two
<The garden plot. 1709>

<The middle pages of the volume are blank, and when the entries are resumed there is no pagination. Our pagination continues straight on from the previous entry>

Every object we meet with in the world may serve to raise Pt4*29 (pp. [77]-[78])
Thought they might justly altars to it rear
<The sun [The first of several meditations upon the elements, with a prose introduction followed by a verse. The first line given here is prose, the last verse] [p. [79] blank]>

The sight of the moon may put us in mind of the state of all Christians Pt4*30 (p. [80])
And we are lost unless he interpose
<The moon [prose and verse]>

The stars are fit resemblances of the angels of God Pt4*31 (pp. [81]-[82])
Lest of their care we do ourselves bereave
<The stars [prose and verse]>

The air shows the state of our souls Pt4*32 (p. [83])
Which harbours such an inmate in his breast
<The air [prose and verse] [p. [88] blank]>

The mouldering earth we tread upon may justly put us Pt4*33 (p. [89])
And nevermore a desolation fear
<The earth [prose and verse]>

The boisterous sea may put us in mind of our unruly passions Pt4*34 (p. [90])
Which only grace divine can quite assuage
<The sea [prose and verse]>

The fields now resume their former verdure Pt4*35 (pp. [91]-[92])
Which with increase repays the tiller’s pains
<Upon the spring [prose and verse]>

The prospect of a promising harvest to contemplate Pt4*36 (pp. [93]-[94])
So large that every creature has its share
<Upon autumn [prose and verse]>

Fire is the most necessary and yet the most destructive thing Pt4*37 (pp. [95]-[96])
That goes to make a hearty penitent
<Upon fire [prose and verse]>

<here begin the extra loose pages>

From the dark Stygian banks I come Pt4*38 (separate)
The Assyrian’s palace to his urn
<Marvel’s ghost [single sheet, verse on both sides]>

What hand what skill can form the artful piece Pt4*39 (separate)
And sell their country in a closer way
<Advice to a painter [3 sheets containing verse, the 4th blank on both sides and endorsed `Lond’]>

Sicilian muse begin a loftier flight Pt4*40 (separate)
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 [2 sheets, the 4th page (cover) endorsed `The Golden Age retrieud’]>

Sicilian muse begin a loftier flight Pt4*41 (separate)
Honest George Churchill may supply the place
<The Golden Age retrieved, or The fourth eclogue of Virgil translated [2 sheets, verse on all 4 sides] [`muse a loftier flight begin’ uncorr]>

Sicilian muse begin a loftier flight Pt4*42 (separate)
Honest George Churchill may supply his place
<The Golden Age retrieved or the fourth eclogue of Virgil supposed to be taken from a sublime prophecy [3 sheets, the 6th page (cover) endorsed `The Golden Age’]>

Sicilian muse begin a loftier flight Pt4*43 (separate)
Honest George Churchill may supply his place
<The Golden Age retrieved. The fourth eclogue of Virgil translated. Supposed to have been taken from Sybilline prophecy [2 sheets]>