Stockholm, Kungl. Biblioteket, MS Vu. 69 (Gyldenstolpe MS) (SKv69)

A `Collection of English Poetry principally Political Satyrs from the last years of Charles II’ from the Gyldenstolpe scriptorium.Contemporary gilt-edged English red morocco binding. No Table of Contents. Pagination has been added in pencil by a later hand on rectos only. Available in a facsimile edition by Danielsson and Vieth (Uppsala, 1967). The editors describe the volume as being written throughout in the same professional hand; but the hand from pp. 279 to end looks different, and pp. 279-84 different again from pp. 285-314.

Gentle reproofs have long been tried in vain SKv69*1 (pp. 1–3)
<Prologue>

Chloe in verse by your command I write SKv69*2 (pp. 5–19)
<A letter from Artemiza in the town to Chloe in the country [p. 20 blank]>

Were I who to my cost already am SKv69*3 (pp. 21–30)
<Satyr>

All this with indignation have I hurled SKv69*4 (pp. 31–4)
<The apology>

I rise at eleven and I dine about two SKv69*5 (p. 35)
<Regime d’ viver [p. 36 blank]>

What Timon does old age begin t’ approach SKv69*6 (pp. 37–46)
<Satyr>

As some old admiral in former war SKv69*7 (pp. 47–50)
<The maimed drunkard>

After death nothing is and nothing death SKv69*8 (pp. 51–2)
<Seneca Troas [unnumbered blank leaf follows, not included in facsimile edition]>

Naked she lay clasped in my longing arms SKv69*9 (pp. 53–7)
<The disappointment>

The clog of all pleasure the luggage of life SKv69*10 (p. 59)
<On marriage [p. 60 blank]>

‘Tis not that I’m weary grown SKv69*11 (pp. 61–2)
<Upon his leaving his mistress>

In Milford Lane near to St Clement’s steeple SKv69*12 (pp. 63–9)
<A duel between two monsters upon my Lady Be[nne]t’s c—t with their change of government from monarchical to democratical [p. 70 blank]>

Dear friend / I hear this town does so abound SKv69*13 (pp. 71–6)
<From E: R: to E: M.>

Much wine had passed with grave discourse SKv69*14 (pp. 77–86)
<A ramble in St James’s Park>

Vulcan contrive me such a cup SKv69*15 (pp. 87–8)
<Nestor>

One day the amorous Lysander SKv69*16 (pp. 89–96)
<The imperfect enjoyment>

Dreaming last night on Mistress Farley SKv69*17 (pp. 97–101)
<Familiar letters>

As crafty harlots use to shrink SKv69*18 (pp. 102–5)
<Answer [p. 106 blank]>

If I can guess the devil choke me SKv69*19 (pp. 107–12)
<Second letter>

So soft and amorously you write SKv69*20 (pp. 113–18)
<Answer to the second letter>

How far are they deceived who hope in vain SKv69*21 (pp. 119–22)
<Ephelia>

Madam / If you’re deceiv’d it is not by my cheat SKv69*22 (pp. 123–6)
<A very heroical epistle in answer to Ephelia>

Crushed by that just contempt his follies bring SKv69*23 (pp. 127–8)
<Poet Ninney [`Chrush’t’ in MS]>

Bursting with pride the loathed impostume swells SKv69*24 (pp. 129–30)
<My lord Allpride>

Madam / I cannot change as others do SKv69*25 (p. 131)
<A letter>

I fuck no more than others do SKv69*26 (p. 132)
<Answer>

When Shakespeare Jonson Fletcher ruled the stage SKv69*27 (pp. 133–9)
<In defence of satyr [p. 140 blank]>

To rack and torture thy unmeaning brain SKv69*28 (pp. 141–3)
<On the suppos’d author of a late poem in defence of satyr>

Rail on poor feeble scribbler speak of me SKv69*29 (p. 144)
<Answer. By way of epigram>

Well sir ’tis granted I said Dryden’s rhymes SKv69*30 (pp. 145–52)
<An allusion to Horace. The tenth satyr of the first book. Nempe incomposito dixi pede &c>

Nothing thou elder brother even to shade SKv69*31 (pp. 153–6)
<On nothing>

Against the charms our bollocks have SKv69*32 (pp. 157–8)
<On Mrs W[i]llis>

O Love how cold and slow to take my part SKv69*33 (pp. 159–62)
<Ovid. O nunquam pro me satis indignate Cupido. To Love>

Love bid me hope and I obeyed SKv69*34 (pp. 163–4)
<Woman’s honour>

To this moment a rebel I throw down my arms SKv69*35 (pp. 165–6)
<The submission>

Give me leave to rail at you SKv69*36 (p. 167)
<To Thirsis>

Nothing adds to your fond fire SKv69*36.1 (p. 168)
<[no title; the three verses are entered as part of the previous poem]>

Fair Cloris in a pigsty lay SKv69*37 (pp. 169–71)
<Song [p. 172 blank]>

All my past life is mine no more SKv69*38 (p. 173)
<Love and life>

What cruel pains Corinna takes SKv69*39 (p. 174)
<To Corinna>

How blessed was the created state SKv69*40 (p. 175)
<The fall>

Phillis be gentler I advise SKv69*41 (p. 176)
<To Phillis>

While on those lovely looks I gaze SKv69*42 (p. 177)
<Song>

Amintor loved and lived in pain SKv69*43 (p. 178)
<Song>

In the fields of Lincoln’s Inn SKv69*44 (pp. 179–81)
<Song>

Love a woman th’rt an ass SKv69*45 (p. 182)
<Love to a woman>

As trembling pris’ners stand at bar SKv69*46 (pp. 183–4)
<[no title, but space left for one]>

Julian / In verse to ease thy wants I write SKv69*47 (pp. 185–8)
<[no title]>

All human things are subject to decay SKv69*48 (pp. 189–201)
<Mack Fleckno [p. 202 blank]>

Thou common shore of this poetic town SKv69*49 (pp. 203–9)
<A familiar epistle to Mr Julian, secretary to the muses [p. 210 blank]>

Now curses on ye all ye virtuous fools SKv69*50 (pp. 211–26)
<Aude aliquid brevibus gyaris aut carcere dignum / Si vis esse aliquis Juven: Sat. / Supposed to be spoken by a court hector. At the breaking of the sun-dial in the privy garden. Pindarique [marg.: `Written July 1677′]>

Since now my Sylvia is as kind as fair SKv69*51 (pp. 227–35)
<The appointment [p. 236 blank]>

As Colon drove his sheep along SKv69*52 (pp. 237–44)
<Colon>

How dull and how insensible a beast SKv69*53 (pp. 245–60)
<An essay on satyr>

Of all the wonders since the world began SKv69*54 (pp. 261–72)
<Barbara pyramidum sileat miracula Memphis>

Worthy sir / Though weaned from all those scandalous delights SKv69*55 (pp. 273–4)
<[no title]>

In a famous street near Whetstone’s Park SKv69*56 (pp. 275–8)
<A ballad. To the tune of An old man with a bedful of bones>

Disgraced undone forlorn made fortune’s sport SKv69*57 (pp. 279–80)
<A letter from the Du[k]e of M[onmou]th to the k[ing] ]new hand?]>

Not Rome in all its splendour could compare SKv69*58 (pp. 281–4)
<Nobilitas sola atqu[e] unica virtus>

Filled with the noisome folly of the age SKv69*59 (pp. 285–94)
<Rochester’s farewell>

What doleful cries are those that fright my sense SKv69*60 (pp. 295–8)
<On the death of that most excellent painter Mr Greenhill>

Methinks I see you newly risen SKv69*61 (pp. 299–302)
<The looking-glass>

Since all the actions of the far famed men SKv69*62 (pp. 303–6)
<Satyr>

Methinks I see our mighty monarch stand SKv69*63 (pp. 307–9)
<Satyr>

Must I with patience ever silent sit SKv69*64 (pp. 310–11)
<Satyr>

‘Tis thought tall Richard first possessed SKv69*65 (pp. 312–14)
<The chronicle out of Mr Cowley>