Poems on Affairs of State. Augustan Satirical Verse, 1660–1714, Vol. I: 1660–1678, ed. George deF. Lord (New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 1963) (z-POAS1)

The day is broke Melpomene begone z-POAS1*1 (pp. 4-19)
Or make posterity believe thy story / Vive St George
<Iter boreale. Attempting something upon the successful and matchless march of the Lord General George Monck from Scotland to London in the winter, 1659 [copy-text: first edition, 1660] [Robert Wild]>

First draw the sea that portion which between z-POAS1*2 (pp. 21-33)
And in Great Britain thought the thunderer born
<Instructions to a painter for the drawing of the posture and progress of his majesty’s forces at sea, under the command of his highness-royal; together with the battle and victory obtained over the Dutch, June 3, 1665 [copy-text: folio, 1666] [Edmund Waller]>

Nay painter if thou dar’st design that fight z-POAS1*3 (pp. 36-52)
In Petty’s double-keeled experiment
<The second advice to a painter for drawing the history of our naval business. In imitation of Mr Waller. | navem si poscat sibi peronatus arator | luciferi rudis, exclamet Melicerta perisse | frontem de rebus. — Persius, Satire 5, 102–04 [copy-text: Oep49] [Andrew Marvell, 1666]>

Imperial prince king of the seas and isles z-POAS1*3.1 (pp. 52-3)
Kings are in war but cards they’re gods in peace
<To the king [copy-text: Oep49] [Andrew Marvell, 1666]>

Tell me thou confidant of what is done z-POAS1*4 (pp. 55-66)
Arms set aside the laws of peace and trade
<Divination [copy-text: Oep4] [Christopher Wase, 1666]>

Sandwich in Spain now and the duke in love z-POAS1*5 (pp. 68-86)
Faith thou hast drawn her in effigy
<The third advice to a painter. London, October 1st, 1666 [copy-text: Oep49] [Andrew Marvell]>

Great prince and so much greater as more wise z-POAS1*5.1 (p. 87)
To woods and groves what once she painted sings
<To the king [copy-text: Oep49] [Andrew Marvell]>

When Clarendon had discerned beforehand z-POAS1*6 (pp. 88-96)
He comes to be roasted next St James’s fair
<Clarendon’s housewarming [copy-text: Oep49] [Andrew Marvell, 1667]>

After two sittings now our lady state z-POAS1*7 (pp. 99-138)
Himself the painter and the poet too
<The last instructions to a painter. London, September 4th, 1667 [copy-text: Oep49] [Andrew Marvell]>

So his bold tube man to the sun applied z-POAS1*7.1 (pp. 138-9)
Give us this court and rule without a guard
<To the king [copy-text: Oep49] [Andrew Marvell]>

Draw England ruined by what was giv’n before z-POAS1*8 (pp. 141-6)
Which most the Dutch or parliament they fear
<The fourth advice to a painter [copy-text: Oep4] [author unknown]>

Painter where was’t thy former work did cease z-POAS1*9 (pp. 146-52)
Poets and painters are licentious youths
<The fifth advice to a painter [copy-text: Oep4] [author unknown]>

Bella fugis bellas sequeris belloque repugnas z-POAS1*9.1 (p. 152)
Mars ad opus Veneris Martis ad arma Venus
<Quae sequuntur, in limine thalami regii, a nescio quo nebulone scripta, reperibantur [copy-text: Oep4] [author unknown]>

Good sirs be civil can one man d’ye think z-POAS1*10 (pp. 153-6)
I doubt would serve to paint your destiny
<The answer of Mr. Waller’s painter to his many new advisers [copy-text: published pamphlet, 1667] [author unknown]>

Pride lust ambition and the people’s hate z-POAS1*11 (p. 158)
His sacrilege ambition lust and pride
<The downfall of the chancellor [copy-text: BLh15] [author unknown, 1667]>

When the plate was at pawn and the fob at low ebb z-POAS1*12 (pp. 159-62)
And quack in their language still Vive le roy
<The king’s vows [copy-text: BLa62] [author unknown, 1670]>

Painter once more thy pencil reassume / And draw me z-POAS1*13 (pp. 164-7)
‘Tis by afflictions passive men grow great
<Further advice to a painter [copy-text: Od57] [Andrew Marvell, 1671]>

I sing a woeful ditty z-POAS1*14 (pp. 169-71)
How the bullets would whistle the cannon would roar
<A ballad called The Haymarket Hectors [copy-text: BLh15] [author unknown, 1671]>

Near Holborn lies a park of great renown z-POAS1*15 (pp. 172-4)
If such turd-flies shall break through cobweb laws
<On the three dukes killing the beadle on Sunday morning, Feb. the 26th, 1671 [copy-text: Yo70 (Phillips 8301), lacks title] [author unknown, 1671]>

Assist me some auspicious muse to tell z-POAS1*16 (pp. 174-6)
Subdue the prowess of one poor old man
<Upon the beadle [copy-text: Od8] [author unknown, 1671]>

When daring Blood his rents to have regained z-POAS1*17 (p. 178)
A bishop’s cruelty the crown was gone
Upon Blood’s attempt to steal the crown [copy-text: Oep49] [Andrew Marvell, 1671]>

Prorogued on prorogation damned rogues and whores z-POAS1*18 (pp. 179-84)
If not next wish is we may all be free
<On the prorogation [copy-text: Yo52/2] [author unknown, 1671]>

Her faults and follies London’s doom shall fix z-POAS1*19 (pp. 186-9)
Shall beg of Jove to take him back again
<Nostradamus’ prophecy [copy-text: OAc16] [author unknown, 1672]>

From peace with the French and war with the Dutch z-POAS1*20 (p. 190)
And if e’er it be dissolved will die in a gaol / Libera nos domine
<[A litany.] These were writ in Lincoln’s Inn boghouse 1672 [copy-text: Yo40] [author unknown, 1672]>

As t’other night in bed I thinking lay z-POAS1*21 (pp. 192-203)
‘Tis ten to one but I shall dream again
<The dream of the cabal: a prophetical satire. Anno 1672 [copy-text: A second collection of the newest and most ingenious poems … against popery (1689)] [author unknown]>

Go sots home to your gammons go and boast z-POAS1*22 (pp. 204-10)
A med’cine may be found to cure your spleen
<The banished priests’ farewell to the House of Commons [copy-text: Od8] [author unknown, 1673]>

Between Father Patrick and’s highness of late z-POAS1*23 (pp. 211-12)
He managed this matter as he did his sea-fight
<His highness’ conversion by Father Patrick [copy-text: Od8] [author unknown, 1673]>

Spread a large canvas painter to contain z-POAS1*24 (pp. 214-19)
This crowd of traitors hang in effigy
<Advice to a painter to draw the duke by [copy-text: Od8] [John Ayloffe?, 1673]>

Great Charles who full of mercy wouldst command z-POAS1*24.1 (p. 219)
Till the stroke’s struck which they can ne’er retrieve
<To the king [copy-text: Od8] [John Ayloffe?, 1673]>

Room for the Bedlam Commons hell and fury z-POAS1*25 (pp. 221-7)
Present you pretty babes you ne’er begot
<A charge to the grand inquest of England, 1674 [copy-text: Poems on Affairs of State (1697 (Case 211(I)(c) with emendations from MSS sources] [author unknown]>

Ah Raleigh when thy breath thou didst resign z-POAS1*26 (pp. 228-36)
No pois’nous tyrant on thy ground shall live
<Britannia and Raleigh [copy-text: Od57] [John Ayloffe?, 1674–5]>

The Londoners gent / To the king do present z-POAS1*27 (pp. 237-42)
Until you all burn again burn again
<Upon his majesty’s being made free of the city [copy-text: BLh15] [Andrew Marvell, 1674] [POAS emends `Londoner’ to `Londoners’]>

Chaste pious prudent Charles the second z-POAS1*28 (pp. 243-51)
Is wretched kinged by storks or logs
<The history of insipids [copy-text: Yo52/2] [author unknown, 1674]>

I’ll tell thee Dick where I have been z-POAS1*29 (pp. 253-61)
And I for them be shent
<The Chequer Inn. A supper given by the Treasurer to the Parliament Men, 1675 [copy-text: Oep49] [author unknown, Andrew Marvell?]>

Curse on such representatives z-POAS1*30 (pp. 261-2)
By this old Whitehall pump
<The answer [to The Chequer Inn] [copy-text: Poems on Affairs of State (1704)] [author unknown, 1675]>

As in the days of yore was odds z-POAS1*31 (pp. 263-5)
He kicked the parliament out of door
<The royal buss [copy-text: Od57] [author unknown, 1675]>

As cities that to the fierce conquerors yield z-POAS1*32 (pp. 267-9)
Yet we’d better by far have him than his brother
<On the statue erected by Sir Robert Viner [copy-text: Yo40] [Andrew Marvell, 1675]>

What can be the mystery why Charing Cross z-POAS1*33 (pp. 270-3)
To behold ev’ry day such a court such a son
<The statue at Charing Cross [copy-text: Od57] [Andrew Marvell, 1675]>

We read in profane and sacred records z-POAS1*34 (pp. 275-83)
There’s ten times more treason in brandy and ale
<A dialogue between the two horses [copy-text: BLa62] [author unknown, John Ayloffe?, 1676]>

From the dark Stygian banks I come z-POAS1*35 (pp. 285-6)
Th’Assyrian’s palace to his urn
<Marvell’s ghost [copy-text: Od8] [John Ayloffe, 1678]>

This page I send you sir your Newgate fate z-POAS1*36 (pp. 289-93)
Then farewell parsonage I shall ne’er be poor
<A poem upon the imprisonment of Mr. Calamy in Newgate [copy-text: Robert Wild, Iter Boreale with other Select Poems, 1671, based on 1662 broadside]>

Most reverend lords the church’s joy and wonder z-POAS1*37 (pp. 295-7)
The squire of Newgate rock them on a sledge
<On Calamy’s imprisonment and Wild’s poetry. To the bishops [copy-text: broadside by "Hudibras", 1663]>

Beloved and he sweetly thus goes on z-POAS1*38 (pp. 298-301)
For wand’ring planets that has fixed stars / Prælucendo pereo
<A pulpit to be let [copy-text: broadside, 1665]>

I fear an oath before I swear to take it z-POAS1*39 (pp. 302-6)
But farewell London farewell corporation
<The loyal nonconformist, or an account of what he dare swear and what he dare not swear. Published in the year 1666 [copy-text: Robert Wild, Iter Boreale with Other Select Poems (1671); first appeared as broadside, 1666]>

That you do fear an oath I dare not swear z-POAS1*40 (pp. 307-11)
And farewell Presbyter farewell long cloak
<Swearing and lying, or an answer to the Swearing Pamphlet 1666 [ie Wild’s `Loyal Nonconformist’] [copy-text: anonymous broadside, 1666]>

Is any church more catholic than we z-POAS1*41 (p. 312)
Hell would be hard put to’t to match the crew
<A character of the church of Chichester, 1673 [copy-text: Yo54]>

Of all the factions in the town z-POAS1*42 (pp. 313-17)
No traitor like Jack Presbyter
<The Geneva ballad. To the tune of forty-eight [copy-text: anonymous broadside, 1674]>

Of all the drollsters in the town z-POAS1*43 (pp. 318-23)
Than troops of raillerists before
<An answer to the Geneva ballad [copy-text: anonymous broadside, 1674]>

Apollo concerned to see the transgressions z-POAS1*44 (pp. 327-37)
Because they alone made the plays go off
<The session of the poets [copy-text: Od8] [author unknown, c. 1668]>

Come on ye critics find one fault who dare z-POAS1*45 (pp. 338-9)
Did ever libel yet so sharply bite
<On Mr Edward Howard upon his British Princes [copy-text: Yo05] [Buckhurst, 1669-71]>

As when a bully draws his sword z-POAS1*46 (pp. 339-40)
Mongrels will serve to keep him down
<On the same author upon his British Princes [copy-text: Yo05] [Edmund Ashton, 1669-71]>

Thou damned antipodes to common sense z-POAS1*47 (pp. 340-1)
In the same strain thou writ’st thy comedy
<On the same author [Edward Howard] upon his New Utopia [copy-text: Yo05] [author unknown, 1669-71]>

How far are they deceived who hope in vain z-POAS1*48 (pp. 342-4)
Before your pity I would choose your hate
<Ephelia to Bajazet [copy-text: Rochester’s Poems on Several Occasions [1680], ed. James Thorpe, 1951] [Sir George Etherege, 1675]>

Madam / If you’re deceived it is not by my cheat z-POAS1*49 (pp. 346-7)
Disturbed by swords like Damocles’s feast
<A very heroical epistle in answer to Ephelia [copy-text: Rochester’s Poems on Several Occasions [1680], ed. James Thorpe, 1951] [1676]>

Dear friend / I hear this town does so abound z-POAS1*50 (pp. 349-51)
Of idle rumour keep at home and write
<An epistolary essay from M.G. to O.B. upon their mututal poems [copy-text: Rochester’s Poems on Several Occasions [1680], ed. James Thorpe, 1951] [1676]>

Since the sons of the muses grow num’rous and loud z-POAS1*51 (pp. 352-6)
For he had writ plays yet ne’er came in print
<A session of the poets [copy-text: Yo05] [author unknown, 1676]>

Well sir ’tis granted I said Dryden’s rhymes z-POAS1*52 (pp. 358-63)
Approve my sense I count their censure fame
<An allusion to Horace. The 10th satyr of the 1st book. Nempe incomposito dixi pede etc. [copy-text: Yo54] [Rochester, 1675]>

When Shakespeare Jonson Fletcher ruled the stage z-POAS1*53 (pp. 364-70)
Though by a diff’rent path each goes astray
<In defence of satire [copy-text: Od8] [Sir Carr Scroope, 1677]>

To rack and torture thy unmeaning brain z-POAS1*54 (pp. 371-2)
For anything entirely but an ass
<On the supposed author of a late poem In defence of satire [copy-text: Rochester’s Poems on Several Occasions [1680], ed. James Thorpe, 1951] [1677]>

Rail on poor feeble scribbler speak of me z-POAS1*55 (p. 373)
Thy pen is full as harmless as thy sword
<The author’s reply [copy-text: Yo54] [Sir Carr Scroope, 1677]>

Crushed by that just contempt his follies bring z-POAS1*56 (pp. 374-5)
Than what thy very friends have said before
<On poet Ninny [copy-text: Rochester’s Poems on Several Occasions [1680], ed. James Thorpe, 1951] [1677]>

All human things are subject to decay z-POAS1*57 (pp. 378-86)
With double portion of his father’s art
<Mac Flecknoe [copy-text: Miscellany Poems, 1684] [John Dryden, 1676-7]>

Thou common shore of this poetic town z-POAS1*58 (pp. 388-91)
His mistress lost yet still his pen’s his sword
<A familiar epistle to Mr. Julian, secretary to the muses [copy-text: BLh13] [Buckingham, 1677]>

I’ve heard the muses were still soft and kind z-POAS1*59 (pp. 393-5)
Blast great Apollo with perpetual shame
<Advice to Apollo [copy-text: VAd43] [Rochester circle, 1677]>

How dull and how insensible a beast z-POAS1*60 (pp. 401-13)
Learn to write well or not to write at all
<An essay upon satire [copy-text: Od8] [Mulgrave, 1679]>

Bursting with pride the loathed impostume swells z-POAS1*61 (pp. 414-15)
This knight o’th’ burning pestle make us sport
<My Lord All-pride [copy-text: Rochester’s Poems on Several Occasions [1680], ed. James Thorpe, 1951] [1679]>

J’ai vendu Dunkerque z-POAS1*62 (p. 419)
En ministre habile
<[A satire on Chancellor Clarendon] [copy-text: BLh14] [author unknown, 1666]>

Hard by Pall Mall lives a wench called Nell z-POAS1*63 (p. 420)
To be scratching just where it itches
<Nell Gwynne [copy-text: BLh17] [author unknown, 1669]>

Reform great queen the errors of your youth z-POAS1*64 (pp. 421-2)
And dance for joy that you are danced away
<The queen’s ball [copy-text: Pt1] [author unknown, 1670]>

In the isle of Britain long since famous grown z-POAS1*65 (p. 424)
From the hector of France to the cully of Britain
<The Earl of Rochester’s verses for which he was banished [copy-text: V90] [1675]>

Preserved by wonder in the oak O Charles z-POAS1*66 (pp. 425-8)
But now I think on’t I have said enough
<Satire [copy-text: V90] [John Lacy, 1677]>

Now listen good friends and I’ll tell you how ’twas z-POAS1*67 (pp. 430-5)
And so he marched out of the town-a
<A proper new ballad concerning the reception of his grace, the Duke of Buckingham by the right worshipful the mayor and aldermen of the city of Oxon. 1677. To the tune of Cuckolds all a-row or Tom Tyler [copy-text: Yo54] [author unknown]>

While lazy prelates leaned their mitred heads z-POAS1*68 (pp. 436-7)
Who in Philippi for their country fell
<On his excellent friend Mr. Andrew Marvell [copy-text: Poems on affairs of state, 1702] [author unknown, 1678]>