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Poems by Richard James, Written about 1620-1638 by Richard James

MS. James 35
Held at the Weston Library

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Poems by Richard James:

  1. P. 1. 'An apologie for a looking-glasse by Apuleius against one Aemilian', 184 lines, beg. 'Suppose I have a glasse to view my face'
  2. P. 5. 'A defence of red haire against a poeme apologeticall for a virginne whoe was proper of all things but a pale pockfretten face', 72 lines, beg. 'Lett her be curdids white, or as the moone'
  3. P. 6. 'To mr. Anthonye White whoe had made an elegye on my supposed death in Rusland', 30 lines, beg. 'Those piteous rimes in which you did lament', printed in Iter Lancastrense, edited by the rev. Thomas Corser for the Chetham Society (1845), p. xxxv
  4. P. 7. 'A funerall meditation on Richard Windsore a gentle condiciond man whoe found his death where he sought peace', 40 lines, beg. 'Heere rests his duste whoe came to finde'
  5. P. 8. 'To captain Jhon Smith on the edition of his owne life', 10 lines, beg. 'Deere noble captaine whoe by sea & land'
  6. P. 8. 'The dedication of a sermon to mr. Selden', 14 lines, beg. 'Goe little book and kindly saye'
  7. P. 9. 'To mr. I[ohn] S[elden]', 12 lines, beg. 'Dfere noble friend I in the cittie heare'
  8. P. 9. 'To mr. Benjamin Jhonson on his Staple of views first presented', 24 lines, beg. 'Sir, if my robe & garbe were richly worth', printed in Iter Lanc., p. lxvi
  9. P. 10. 'An execration on Marie of Colmogorod in whose house I should have been lodged if my man had not told me the condicion of the place', 26 lines, beg. 'A jailors wife and bawd and withch and hoare', and 'An execration of hott water', 26 lines, beg. 'Thow drincke of death though from life cald'
  10. P. 11. 'A consultation with my self when I was confined into close keeping by the lords', 32 lines, beg. 'Deere God by whome in darck wombes shade', printed in Iter Lanc., p. lxxxi
  11. P. 12. 'A niew yeeres song for a prince', 24 lines, beg. 'Softly musique touche the stringe', and 'To Albina', 16 lines, beg. 'Thy teares Albina & thy spleene'
  12. P. 13. 'To Albina', 62 lines, beg. 'Deerest Albina my desire', printed in Iter Lanc., p. xl
  13. P. 14. 'Anacreon's folly', 16 lines, beg. 'If much store of goulden wealth'
  14. P. 15. 'To mr. Philip Woodhouse', 40 lines, beg. 'Sir if you my mistris wed'
  15. P. 16. 15 epigrams and (p. 19) 'An anniversarie of marridge to mr. Philip Woodhouse', 28 lines, beg. 'Now sir that sunne or earth hath circled round', printed in Iter Lanc., p. xliii
  16. P. 20. 'A funerall elegie on yonge Jack Simpson', 26 lines, beg. 'See how fruites growe, summe fall betimes'
  17. P. 23. 'A translation of Lucretius or Ritterhusius in his notes upon Isidore Pelusiota', 64 lines, beg. 'A world of wonder 'tis and argument', printed in Iter Lanc., p. xliv


  • Creation: Written about 1620-1638 by Richard James


26 pages

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. James 35

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol II no. 3872

Physical Facet

On paper


13 1/5 × 8 2/5 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom