Commonplace book of Poetry, written in English and Latin, late 17th cent.
MS. Don. e. 176
Comprises the following verse:
- (pp. 1-15) 'The Argumt.', beg. 'Of Justices doe office truly'
- (p. 15) 'For Drinking', beg. 'For warr the horse we never keep'
- (p. 17) lines in English and Latin, from Virgil's Aeneid, book 4, verse 615 onwards, 'English'd at the late Kings Com'and at Oxford, by Mr Ab. Cowley; he not knowing it was the Kings fors Virgiliana'
- (p. 19) 'On Poetry', beg. 'Poetry is an intellectuall mint'
- (p. 20) 'Mr Carcasse his verses in Bedlam...', beg. 'Clauserat obscuro cum me Medicaster in Antro'
- (pp. 21-22) Edmund Waller, 'On the Lord Protectors dying in a storm', beg. 'We must resign, heaven his great soul does claim'
- (pp. 22-25) [ Sir William Godolphin], 'The Answer by Mr Godolphin', beg. 'Tis well he's gone (oh had he never been)'
- (p. 25) 'To the Ld Protector after his return from Ireland by R.B.', beg. 'Though all are statesmen now & 'tis the guise'
- (p. 26) 'In Regem & Reginam', beg. 'Sic Catharina ferat, Carolus sic gignat ut illa'
- (pp. 27-39) Abraham Cowley, 'A Satyre. The Puritan Papist', beg. 'Soe two rude waves by stormes together thrown'
- (p. 40) 'Upon the Ld Hide', beg. 'Pacto uno Binis thalamis, bello quibus triformi'
- (pp. 41-43) Lord Rochester, 'Upon Nothing', beg. 'Nothing thou elder brother ev'n to shade'
- (pp. 45-52) John Dryden, 'Heroick Stanzas consecrated To the memory of Cromwell', beg. 'And now 'tis time for their officious haste'
- (p. 54) [ Lord Rochester], 'Essay. Ld R.', beg. 'Too long the wise commons have been in debate'
- (pp. 59-85) [ Thomas Sprat], 'A Pindarique Ode in praise of Cromwell with the Answer', [first part missing] beg. 'Tis true vile name thou art secure'
- (pp. 87-97) [ Lord Rochester], 'A Letter from Artemiza in the town To Cloe in the Countrey', beg. 'Cloe, in verse by your command I write'
- (pp. 98-107) [ Lord Rochester], 'A Satyre', beg. 'Were I (who to my cost already am'
- (pp. 109-116) [ Lord Rochester], 'My Ld R. to my Ld M.', beg. 'Dear freind I hear this Town does so abound'
- (p. 116) 'Answer by G.E.', beg. 'As crafty Harlotts use to shrinke'
- (pp. 127-131) 'In Defence of Satyre', beg. 'When Shakespear, Johnson, Fletcher rul'd the Stage'
- (pp. 132-133) Lord Dorset, 'On the Supposd Author of a Poem in defence of Satyre', beg. 'To wrack and torture thy u[n]meaning brain'
- (p. 133) Sir Carr Scroop, 'An Answer to the Reply supposd to be written by my Ld Rot.', beg. 'Rail on poor feeble Scribbler! Speak of me'
- (p. 134) 'Upon a Fart', beg. 'What proud Bravados this that still doth crack'
- (p. 135) [ Ben Jonson], 'Upon Chancellour Noe when he kept his readers feast', beg. 'When the world was drown'd'
- (p. 135) 'Pie Memoria', beg. 'His iacet Egrimundus Rarus'
- (p. 135) 'On a Lady that dyd soon after her husband', beg. 'He first deceased she liv'd, and try'd'
- (pp. 138-139) [ William Strode], 'On his Majesties Fleet', beg. 'Cease now, they talk of wonders nothing rare'
- (pp. 148-144 rev.) prose entitled, 'An Occasionall Reflection upon Dr. Charltons feeling a Doggs pulse at Gresham Colledge 1668 by Robert Boyle esq To Lindamore'
- late 17th cent.
MS. Don. e. 176
Booklabel of John Sparrow inside upper board; shelfmark inside upper board, 'KK 4'.
Blind-ruled brown calf.