Yale, Osborn MS fb 106 (Yo06)

Librarian’s note: Collection of 33 poems, ca. 1636–80. Marvell, Denham, Rochester, Waller and other. The complonent MSS were apparently assembled and bound together by the Restoration scholar, Cyril Hackett Wilkinson (1888–1960).

<Separates have been pasted onto numbered bound sheets. The individual pages of the separates are unpaginated. The compiler has written bibliographical notes on the binding sheets>

<checked at Yale 2000>

<Page 1>
The pawns have all the sport and all their say Yo06*1 (f. 1r)
They’ve had sufficient checks beware the mate
<The game at chess [compiler cross-refs. to Od57] [#1-4 listed as one entry in CTable]>

Who says the times do learning disallow Yo06*2 (f. 1r-v)
This comedy’s acted by the heart
<The prologue and epilogue to a comedy made by the poet Aquila. Presented at the entertainment of the prince’s highness by the scholars of Trinity College in Cambridge. March. 1641 [compiler’s note: `This is the Prologue and Epilogue to Cowley’s Guardian which were separately printed with `The Eccho’ in 1642 as `By Francis Cole’ [CTable notes `1641 Pooley’ (ie Cowley)]>

The play great sir is done yet needs must fear Yo06*3 (f. 1v)
Scarce can it die more quickly than’t was born
<Epilogue>

Now Echo on what’s religion grounded Yo06*4 (f. 2r-v)
Then God keep king and state from these same men
<The echo [3r is blank; 3v is endorsed `The Prologue & Epilogue to the Game at Chesse by Pooley’ (ie Cowley)]>

<Page 2>
All you that would no longer to a monarch be subjected Yo06*5 (f. 1r, 2r)
On the bridge or tower discover / Come come away …
<A song when the plate was brought into Guild hall [f. 1v is blank; title from endorsement f. 2v] [compiler’s note: `By Thomas Weaver. Songs and Poems of Love and Drollery by T.W. 1654, p. 28. Rump Songs, I, 87′]>

<Page 3>
As I about the town do walk Yo06*6 (f. 1r-v)
His son brought the petition
<Song of the times. June 1641 [f. 2r is blank; title is from endorsement f. 2v] [compiler’s note: `Thomason’s 669 f. 10 (31) ?4 May 1645. Reprinted Rollin’s Cavalier and Puritan, no. 14′]>

<Page 4>
When thousand hundreds six and fortys two are gone Yo06*7 (f. 1r)
And thee shall beneath great treasure see
<Shemang England [colophon: `Anselm’] [another hand has written at bottom of page: `Thomas Rawlines did himselfe read the parchment’ (the title of `Disgraced undone forlorn’ which follows in Od57)]>

<Page 5>
Hats are for use and ornament but why Yo06*8 (f. 1r)
Men put their heads there where their tails should be
<Steeple crowned hats and rotchets>

‘Tis strange that gentlemen to all beholders Yo06*9 (f. 1r)
For sleeveless errands are his best employment
<Rotchets [not listed separately in CTable]>

<Page 6>
Come weavers come butchers come cobblers come all Yo06*10 (f. 1r-v)
With hunger and cold God-a-mercy good Scot
<God-a-mercy good Scot. The second [title from endorsement f. 2v and CTable]>

<Page 7>
Let Englishmen sit and consult at their ease Yo06*11 (f. 1r-v)
If we leave it again then hang up the Scot
<The Scottishman’s protestation; or, A new-song made at Durham in Scotland To the tune of Blew Capp>

<Page 8>
But will you now to peace incline Yo06*12 (f. 1r)
We’ll have our spoil at least
<Mr Flamden’s speech occasioned upon the Londoner’s petition for peace [CTable adds `Sir John Denham’]>

<Page 9>
Poor Strafford worthy of no name at all Yo06*13 (f. 1r)
The nation’s shame and so the nation’s hate
<Wentworth’s fatal fall [f. 1v is blank] [CTable attribs to Sir John Denham]>

Great Strafford worthy of that name though all Yo06*14 (f. 2r)
The nation’s glory and the nation’s hate
<Wentworth triumph over all [CTable attribs to Sir John Denham]>

<Page 10>
Go empty joys Yo06*15 (f. 1r)
And blend us both in our dead night
<Ode 1>

Welcome sad night Yo06*16 (f. 1r)
In heaven’s high court of parliament
<Ode 2 [f. 2 v endorsed `Ode upon the Lo: Strafford & answer’]>

<Page 11>
Undone undone the lawyers are Yo06*17 (f. 1r)
I would pull down Tyburn too
<Ballad of Charing Crosse [title from endorsement f. 2v and CTable] [compiler’s note: `Loyal Songs I 247′]>

<Page 12>
Pray listen all unto our tale Yo06*18 (f. 1r-3r)
To be a halter take them
<A godly new ballad to the tune of George Goring and Jack Finnett who will dance a heat, until they sweat as if the devil were in it>

<Page 13>
A pox of the troubles men make in the world Yo06*19 (f. 1r-v)
I’ll be here in a trice I read a good trot
<[no title]>

<Page 14>
Gentle men of England this I let you understand Yo06*20 (f. 1r)
For my part he may go fast and pray
<[CTable title only: `Repair of St. Paul’s . . . c.1636′]>

When that I came first to London town Yo06*21 (f. 2v)
It is a mile long or very near
<[no title] [entered upside down] [not in CTable]>

<Page 15>
As Sampson’s lion honey gave Yo06*22 (f. 1r-v)
That mighty state till now had stood
<Of the Lady Mary etc [compiler’s note: `Waller. Printed on single ?sheet by Herringman. 1677′] [autograph?]>

<Page 16>
This was the man the glory of the gown Yo06*23 (f. 1r)
To sit upon the clouds and judge mankind
<An elegy upon Judge Crooke [compiler’s note: `John Denham’]>

<Page 17>
Of the old heroes when the warlick shades Yo06*24 (f. 1r-4v)
Metempsychosed to some Scotch presbyter
<The loyal Scot. Upon the occasion of the death of Captain Douglass burnt in one of his majesty’s ships at Chattam. By Cleavland’s ghost [compiler’s note: `Marvell’]>

<Page 18>
What can be the mystery why Charing Cross Yo06*25 (f. 1r-v)
To behold every day such a court such a son
<Upon the statue of brass of King Charles the first on horseback to be set up at Charing Cross [compiler’s note: `Marvell’]>

<Page 19>
We read in profane and sacred records Yo06*26 (ff. 1r-2v)
There’s ten times more treason in brandy and ale
<[title in CTable: `Dialogue between two horses’] [poem has only sub-headings: `Introduction’, `Dialogue’, `Conclusion’] [compiler’s note: `Marvell’]>

<Page 20>
Must I with patience ever silent sit Yo06*27 (1r-v)
Nor no one else unless he were an ass
<Satyr [compiler’s note: `Rochester’] [copy with many revisions]>

Shame of my life disturber of my tomb Yo06*28 (f. 1v)
Like him your angry father kicked you down
<The ghost of honest Tom Ross to his pupil Mon[mouth] [not in CTable]>

<Page 21>
After thinking this fortnight of Whigs and of Tory Yo06*29 (f. 1r)
The fools should be Whigs none but knaves should be Tories
<My opinion or the nine pins>

<Page 22>
Hold fast thy sword and sceptre Charles Yo06*30 (f. 1r)
And raising civil wars
<[no title]>

<Page 23>
Since popery’s the plot Yo06*31 (f. 1r-v)
Under bloody Jamye
<The loyal healths>

<Page 24>
I sing a woeful ditty Yo06*32 (f. 1r-v)
How the bullets will whistle and the cannons will roar
<[CTable title: `On Nell Gwynne’]>

<Page 25>
Ye townsmen of Oxford and scholars draw near Yo06*33 (ff. 1r-2v)
With three in his guard he departed for London
<A ballad on the Duke of Monmouth’s entertainment by the right worshipful the mayor Mr Pauling and the worshipful the aldermen and bargemen of the city of Oxford. To the tune of Packington’s pound [compiler’s note: `Printed from Douce MS 357 fo. 79r Wood’s Life and Times, III, pp. 506-10′]>

<Page 26>
Disgraced undone forlorn made fortune’s sport Yo06*34 (f. 1r)
Next under you by God I’ll be the king
<[CTable title: `The Duke of Monmouth’s letter to the king’] [compiler’s note: `MS copy in Wood 417. “The Duke of Monmouth’s Letter to the King. 1680″‘]>

<Page 27>
As Colon drove his sheep along Yo06*35 (ff. 1r-2v)
Blither girls than any there
<A satyr>

<Page 28>
Inspire me truth whilest I the praises sing Yo06*36 (ff. 1r-2r)
Has had the luck to bring it back again
<[no title]>

There lodgeth a lady of late Yo06*37 (f. 2v)
That Harbert goes down for a dainty
<Song>

<Page 29>
Hæc tua Cambdene Britonum descriptio iuncta est Yo06*38 (f. 1r)
Albion at Britonum magna Britanna suum
<Solus Deus protector meus. Nunquam minus solus quam cum solus. W: | Hic Patriae fines et dulcia porrigit arva | Ne plus divisus numeretur ab orbe Britannus / Ad Camdenum nostrum insulæ istius chorographum nullius secundum [colophon: `Brigantiunculus’; another hand has written `Autograph [ye pen??] of Earl of Westmorland’]>

Cambden’s description of Great Britain here Yo06*38.1 (f. 1r)
From Whitecliffs Albion from Brute Britain came
<To Mr William Cambden the best chorographer of this island [translation of previous as second column]>

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<Table of Contents in compiler’s hand>

<Page 31>
Filled with the noisome folly of the age Yo06*39 (ff. 1r-3r)
Unthinking Charles ruled by unthinking thee
<Rochester’s farewell [HL notes: `beautifully written!’]>