Yale University Library, Beinecke Library, Osborn MS Yo52, vol. 2 (Yo52-2)

Second volume of the personal miscellany of Sir John Pye, Bart. See Yo52-1. Discussed in Love, English Clandestine Satire, pp. 273–82.

<Table of Contents>

Most gracious sovereign / Those that are suppressed and hopeless Yo52-2*1 (pp. 1-108)
that I have lived and will die an honest man towards him
<A dialogue between a councillor of state and a Justice of Peace the one dissuading the other persuading the calling the parliament. written by Sir Walter Raleigh [prose text] [pp. 1-5 are Raleigh’s address to her majesty] [not in Pye’s hand, but he has proofread and corrected it] [pp. 109-110 blank]>

Sigh o my soul sigh till thy loins do swell Yo52-2*2 (pp. 111-116)
The loveliest hallelujahs to their king
<A parallel between Jerusalem and England. 24th. 7br. 1666 [Protestant exhortation with broad anti-Royalist hints]>

Prorogued on prorogation damned rogues and whores Yo52-2*3 (pp. 117-21)
If not next wish is we may all be free
<On the prorogation [`December 29th 1671′] [CTable adds: `very satirical against the parliament of anno. 1661′] [long attack on Buckingham]>

Amongst the myrtles as I walked Yo52-2*4 (p. 122)
Like those short sweets are knit together
<[no title] [Herrick]>

[Like to a hermit poor in place obscure] Yo52-2*5 (p. 122)
To let in death when love and fortune will
<[no title; lines 9-14(end) of poem by John Lyly (?1554-1606) beginning `A gown of grey my body shall attire’]>

Spread a large canvas painter to contain Yo52-2*6 (pp. 123-5)
This crowd of traitors hang in effigy
<Advice to a painter to draw the Duke by [in later hand: `A. Marvell’]>

Great Charles who full of mercy wouldst command Yo52-2*6.1 (p. 125)
Till the stroke’s struck which they can ne’er retrieve
<To the King [not in CTable]>

If you would know whose dust lies here Yo52-2*7 (p. 126)
They lived a sober life amongst the Dutch
<Elegies on Sir Horatio Vere Baron of Tilbury. Colonel General of the English in Holland etc. [`Ri: West’]>

The best of his artillery was prayer Yo52-2*8 (p. 126)
His tomb ominous syllable it is his tent
<[second elegy; incomplete?] [`R. Painter’] [`subscrib’d Roger Raffle Dock Clerk to Ignoramuses’]>

Horror becomes the best I would fain write Yo52-2*9 (p. 126)
Less to our castles’ powder than thy dust
<[third elegy] [`F. Palmer’]>

Wounds set thee upright he that dares be lame Yo52-2*10 (p. 126)
Or halt by th’sword knows how to lean on fame
<fourth elegy, 2 lines] [`J. Godfrey’]>

But painter cease here draw your largest veil Yo52-2*11 (p. 126)
The rare effects of art’s bold industry
<[fifth elegy] [`Edm. Borlase’]>

The farm of Parnassus is beggared they say Yo52-2*12 (pp. 127-6)
To cleanse a foul brother no fancy like Broome
<Alexander Broome on Mr Robert Napeir a lawyer’s kissing of my Lord John Butler’s breech for a guinea, whom he beshit for his pains at Orchard. Anno 1665>

I love with all my heart / The independent part / The loyal cavalier Yo52-2*13 (p. 128)
Resolve to live and die
<[no title] [not in CTable]>

My muse thus ventures to open her ware Yo52-2*14 (p. 128)
To sell you spectacles these strange sights to see
<[no title] [title in CTable: `Westmr. Fair’]>

The good service of Colonel Sir Robert Pye Yo52-2*15 (p. 128)
Major General Tyler? taken prisoner at Marston Moon fight was exchanged for Sir Robert Pye taken at Leic. May 1645
<Ext[ract] out of perfect occurrences from Friday 6 June to the 13th 1645. Tuesday 20. June 1645 [title in CTable: `Vote about Sir Robt Pye iunr. anno. 1645′] [prose text]>

Moris continui gentis erat sicut et nunc est Yo52-2*16 (pp. 128-9)
contra scripturas nemo Christianus contra eccelsiam nemo pacificus senserit
<Gildas de excidio Britanniæ [prose text] [not in CTable]>

The play is at an end but where’s the plot Yo52-2*17 (p. 129)
Pray let this prove a year of prose and sense
<Epilogue to The Rehearsal D. of Bucks. play [set out like prose]>

Friendship is an empty name made to deceive Yo52-2*18 (p. 129)
Can hope for here is faint neutrality
<Written in the glass windows of the dining room at Mr Masters in Bath [`Marg Armyrs’] [first in a series of short inscriptions, given in CTable as `fancyes in windows’]>

Live and destroy the interruptions of thy joy Yo52-2*19 (p. 129)
<[`Jane Halford. 1666′] [a single line]>

Sim utinam invidiâ dignus Yo52-2*20 (p. 129)
<[a single line] [`W. Noell – Robt Pye, Anne Pye. 1658.’]>

This window’s like a mean estate Yo52-2*21 (p. 129)
That keeps out a storm but not a slate
<[`Mary Crofts. Rachell Clutterbooke 1659′]>

It is an old proverb and you know it well Yo52-2*22 (p. 129)
That women dying maids lead apes in hell
[no title, perhaps attrib. to Rachell above]>

The blackest ink of fate sure was my lot Yo52-2*23 (p. 129)
And when she writ my name she made a blot
<[no title] [2 lines from The Rehearsal!]>

Ite lares Italos et fundamenta malorum Yo52-2*24 (p. 129)
<[Bapt. Faust. Mantuan de calamitatibus temporum lib. 2. Fol. 104′] [followed by a second extract from lib. 3. fol. 113 ] [Latin phrases from Mantuan; ?verse] [p. 130 blank]>

My lords and gentlemen / I told you last meeting the winter Yo52-2*25 (pp. 131-3)
thrift sincerity and prudence that I have practised since my happy restoration
<Per manus Julianæ Sherwyn. 27. March. 1675 [CTable title: `The King’s speech. Abusive.’] [prose speech]>

Duke Lauderdale that lump of grease Yo52-2*26 (pp. 133-5)
Then our faith freedom and our pence
<Per manus Ra: Gregge iunr 19. April. 72 [p. 136 blank]>

My dear Lord Carlisle / I very much approve of what my Lord Mordant Yo52-2*27 (pp. 137-8)
I fear ’tis fatal to his lordship’s uncle to go so far and no farther / My dear lord I am …
<3. February 1674. per manus Ra: Gregge iunr. 19 April. 75 [`Your Lords most devoted servant Shaftsbury’] [prose letter]>

Ordered etc. That no oath shall be imposed by any bill Yo52-2*28 (p. 138)
that this order be added to the roll of the standing orders of the House
<Die Veneris 23. April. 75 [not in CTable] [prose text]>

The question being put whether the bill intituled an act to prevent Yo52-2*29 (p. 139)
do enter our dissent from that vote and protestation against it
<Die Jovis. 29. April. 75 [prose text] [signatories (12) include Buckingham, Salisbury, Clarendon and Shaftesbury] [p. 140 blank]>

From the bright regions of eternal day Yo52-2*30 (pp. 141-2)
Shall like old Ely’s sons unpitied fall
<Lord Lucas his ghost>

My lords and gentlemen / You may remember at the meeting of this session Yo52-2*31 (p. 143)
and not suffer ill men’s designs to hinder this session from a happy conclusion
<The king’s speech to the Lords and Commons in the banqueting house at Whitehall Saturday 5. June. 1675 [prose speech] [p. 144 blank]>

As t’other night in bed I thinking lay Yo52-2*32 (pp. 145-59)
‘Tis ten to one but we shall dream again
<The gamball or dream of the Grand Cabal [CTable comments: `very witty & satirical’] [`Finis 25. February. 75′]>

Bloudius ut damnum ruris repararet aviti Yo52-2*33 (p. 159)
Veste sacerdotis rapta corona foret
<Upon Bloud’s stealing the crowne out of the Tower of London. Anno. 16>

When daring Blood his rents to have regained Yo52-2*33.1 (p. 159)
A bishop’s cruelty the crown had gone

Mens bona non vaga sors virtus non gratia regis Yo52-2*34 (p. 159)
Turbida te curis o precor aspicient
<Of the Duke of Buckingham [`These I had of Mr Knox painter. 23th. May. 1677′] [`Turpia’ uncorr]>

Burst forth in tears thou heart of adamant Yo52-2*35 (p. 160)
She lived she died the mirror of the youth
<A funeral elegy upon the most Christian death of Mrs Bridgett Phelipps, who departed this life Tuesday the 29th of April. A.D. 1634. Ætatis suæ. 17o. [acrostic BRIDGETT PHELIPPS]>

Haste o haste hither you ungrateful eyes Yo52-2*36 (pp. 160-1)
Must only be supplied with sighs and groans
<Upon the death of Sir Robert Phelipps>

A protector what’s that it is a stately thing Yo52-2*37 (p. 162)
From whom the king of kings protect us all
<Of Oliver Protector>

Vincent the great comptroller of us all Yo52-2*38 (p. 162)
The reason’s surely this those four be brothers
<Of Vincent doorkeeper at Haberdasher’s hall [CTable comments: `very witty and satirical’]>

Quum Magnus ille Nimroth turrim cælo æquare decrevisset Yo52-2*39 (p. 163)
Rex ad instar Absalonis inter Cælum terramque suspensus hæret
<Apostrophe ad regem. Car. 2dum. a Belgis. Passibus ambiguis fortuna volubilis errat [prose text]>

At five this morn when Phoebus raised his head Yo52-2*40 (pp. 164-7)
Did seem to me by much the wiser creature
<A satyr upon Tunbridge Wells by the E. of Rochester Anno. 1673 [CTable comments: `very witty and satirical’]>

Why fair vowbreaker hath thy sin thought fit Yo52-2*41 (pp. 167-8)
The third shall beg my curses be made true
<[no title] [CTable title: `On a mistress that broke her vow – very witty and satirical’] [by J. Vaughan acc. to Crum]>

Volumusque ac statuendo adiicimus quod in superiori camerâ Yo52-2*42 (p. 169)
ceu malo ingento discreté et fideliter conservandas
<A statute of the founder of Magdalen College in Oxford about certain gold he left [`April the 15th. 1656. This was delivered to my Lord’s Commoners of his Highness Treasury as the extract of part of the statutes of the foundation of Magdalen College in Oxon by Dr Thomas Goodwyn President there. Vide Fuller’s Church History lib. 9. pag. 234. principio – et Heylin Exam. Histor. p. 268′] [prose text]>

Chaste pious prudent Charles the second Yo52-2*43 (pp. 170-3)
Is wretched kinged by storks or logs
<The chronicle from Ra: Gregge iunr. 8. March 77/8 [CTable comments: `very witty but too libellous’]>

Nothing thou elder brother even to shade Yo52-2*44 (pp. 173-4)
Flow swiftly into thee and in thee end
<Upon nothing composed by the Earl of Rochester [`from Tho: Rainton. 14th. May. 1678′]>

I’ll tell thee Dick where I have been Yo52-2*45 (pp. 175-7)
And then I should be shent
<[no title] [CTable title: `On treasurer Danby’s feasting several of the House of Commons anno 1675′] [`Had these from cousin Ambrose Scudamor 2. December. 1675′]

One being asked what’s best to learn said this Yo52-2*46 (p. 177)
For sense proves nonsense spoken out of season
<[no title] [`Robert Huntington’] [not in CTable]>

Abundance is a trouble want a misery Yo52-2*47 (p. 178)
I am safe whilst my legs bear me
<[no title] [`Wm. Rowlands’] [blank verse] [not in CTable]>

Quoquo defugiam iam orbatus utroque parente Yo52-2*48 (p. 178)
Munera sic æquum munus uterque talit
<[no title] [Latin begging poem to a patron] [not in CTable]>

When stormy winds do blow Yo52-2*49 (p. 178)
You may a pretty question find
<[no title] [a riddle] [not in CTable]>

Here’s a house to be let for the Stuart hath swore Yo52-2*50 (p. 179)
Kept it shut many years but he paid for it at last
<Fixed on the Parliament House door February. 79>

Close hugged in Portsmouth’s smock thy senses are Yo52-2*51 (p. 179)
Then be thy own as well as England’s king
<An acrostic on Charles Stuart>

Disgraced undone forlorn made Fortune’s sport Yo52-2*52 (p. 179)
Next to yourself by God I will be king
<A letter from the Duke of Monmouth to the king>

Rex and Grex have both one sound Yo52-2*53 (p. 179)
That Dux bears Crux and Crux not Dux again
<On the old Duke of Bucks. George Villiers [CTable title: `On the old D. of Bucks. his Coat of Arms’] [`I had all these 4. copies of verses on this page of Ralph Gregge iunr of Hammersmith. 8th. March anno. 1679′] [8 line version]>

Tired with the noisome follies of the age Yo52-2*54 (pp. 180-7)
Unthinking Charles ruled by unthinking thee
<Rochester’s farewell. From Mr Ellasby Minister of Chiswick. 18th. September 80. Returned the original to him again 22th September by the boy sealed up>

Passant apren quen l’incertitude des chose humaines Yo52-2*55 (pp. 188-9)
Prie passe et t’en va
<An epitaph upon the Duke of Montmorancy [`sent me by Richard Earl of Bridlington & Corke by Edward Page Tuesday 5th. August. Anno. 1684. Chiswick’] [`mais Prie’ uncorr]>

Sir / History and experience have plenally certified Yo52-2*56 (p. 190)
the highest of poets I have humility to rank make me amongst the humblest of your servants …
<Policy without piety is too subtle to be sound./ Piety without policy is too simple to be safe [`Rob: Davenport’] [prose text]>

His look a book wherein seemed to be writ Yo52-2*56.1 (p. 190)
It still consorted person time and place
<Description of policy>

Celestial was her language every phrase Yo52-2*56.2 (p. 191)
That flesh-veiled sun her mental majesty
<Description of piety>

White maid well met what may I call thy name Yo52-2*56.3 (pp. 191-4)
When purple robes do cover scarlet sins
<They meet and greet [a dialogue between Policy and Piety]>

One being asked what best to learn said this Yo52-2*57 (p. 195)
For sense proves nonsense spoken out of season
<[no title] [cf. #46] [CTable has for #57-#63 `various themes from fol. 5 to 201′]>

Abundance is a trouble want a misery Yo52-2*58 (p. 195)
I am safest whilst my legs bear me
<[no title] [cf. #47]>

Quoquo defugiam orbatus utroque parente Yo52-2*59 (p. 195)
Munera sic æquum munus uterque dedit
<[no title] [cf. #48, which has `talit’ for `dedit’]>

A la gloire immortelle de Jacques second Yo52-2*60 (pp. 196-7)
Toujours victorieux
<On a imprimé en Hollande la patente pour la Collecte Generale que le roy a accordé aux protestants francois refugiez en Angleterre. Et l’on y a mis cet Eloge>

My dearest bestself since God hath made thee so how can I but with joy Yo52-2*61 (p. 198)
Thus upon truest grounds that I rest thine own R D
<Cousin Ricd. Daniel to Margaret [Mary uncorr] Chamberlayne his wife. Ad uxorem MDl. [prose text]>

Wave Fancy Beauty’s arched brow Yo52-2*61.1 (pp. 198-9)
Professor in seraphic love
<[no title] [presumably verse continuation of previous]>

Rightly those names are joined when both agree Yo52-2*62 (p. 200)
Of earthly nuptials and Christ’s glorious state
<Anagram. Richardus Daniel / Elisabeth Durant. / Dear I bless and praise thee rich in art laud [`Richard Daniel’] [one poem set out as two, his anagram first letters of first column, hers last letters of second]>

Caveant doctores regentes et non regentes ego enim omnes tangam Yo52-2*63 (pp. 201-5)
sed cum fatis de doctoris huius ventræ orationem duco ad umbilicum / Dixi Gerard
<An omnis sensus sit Tactus [prose text]>

From all the women we have whored Yo52-2*64 (p. 206)
And never see Breda again
<A litany for the holy time of Lent [`I had the original of this litany of George Grafton bookseller at the Miter in Fleetestreete Friday May. 17th. 1688′]>

[extracts: The Great Bastard Protector 1689] Yo52-2*65 (pp. [207]-[12])
<The Great Bastard Protector of the little one. Done out of French. Printed at Cologne. 1689: / A proclamation was published by order of Lewis the 14th. wherein he promised a reward of 5000 Lewis d’Or, to whomsoever should discover the author of this book – which hath pages total 28. Collections out of it [prose extracts] [p. 212 is Pye’s notes on French history relating to the extracts] [pp. [213]-[222] blank] [not in CTable]>

Cur fænus lege promissum exercentes peiora erunt Yo52-2*66 (pp. [223]-[225])
<[no title] [p. 225 indicates page numbers for extracts from some moral text on the legality of accepting interest] [prose text] [not in CTable]>