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Vol. IV, 'Poems for Musick', 1737

MS. Eng. d. 3626
Held at the Weston Library

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Fols. 1-75 in the hand of an amanuensis, possibly Hoadly's wife Elizabeth, much of the remainder in Hoadly's hand. Includes a number of pastorals, oratorios and other works (many of them published in contemporary editions), with notes of the composers (mainly Maurice Greene), and of performance

  1. (fols. 2-21) 'Love's Revenge; A Dramatic Pastoral, in two Interludes. 1736' (composed by Greene, 1737)
  2. (fols. 23-35) 'JEPHTHA, an Oratorio, in two parts', n.d. [published 1737] (composed by Greene, 1739)
  3. (fols. 36-43) 'The Judgement of HERCULES. A mask', n.d. (composed by Greene, [1740])
  4. (fols. 44-56) 'The FORCE of TRUTH: an Oratorio', n.d. [published 1744] (composed by Greene, 1744)
  5. (fols. 57-75) 'PHOEBE, A Pastoral Opera. 1747' (composed by Greene, 1748)
  6. (fols. 76-84) 'Love's Artifice, a Mask. Set to Musick by Mr. Stanley' [ John Stanley], [c.1750]
  7. (fols. 86-8) 'Ode on the Origin of Musick: (A Fragment,) design'd to be set to Musick by Dr. Greene ... 1730 ... left unfinish'd ...'
  8. (fols. 88v-91) 'The song of Moses ... (compos'd for James Harris Esqre. but never set.) 1743'
  9. (fols. 91r & v, 92, 92 v-93) Songs, 'for the Stepney Feast', 1734-6 (composed by Greene)
  10. (fols. 93v-94) 'Ode of Horace parodied', 1743 (composed by Greene, n.d.)
  11. (fols. 94v-95v) 'Ode to St. Cloacine', n.d. (composed by Greene, n.d.)
  12. (fols. 96-8) 'Song for the New Year, 1746'
  13. (fol. 98) 'Sonnet on Credulity', n.d.
  14. (fol. 98v) 'Anacreon. Ode 8. –– 1729. Set to Musick by Dr. Greene', but the page blank except for the pencil note 'See if this be in any of the 8 vo. volumes'.
  15. (fols. 99v-102v) Cantatas, including: (fols. 99v-100v) Cantata, set by Greene, 1729, (fols. 100v-101v) 'Venus and Adonis', set by Mr. Kellaway [ Joseph Kelway], 1734 (another copy is in MS. Eng. d. 3623, pp.191-2),(fols. 101-v-102-v) 'on the Birth Day of ... Mary Duchess of Leeds' (composed by Greene, 1747)
  16. (fols. 102v-109) 'THE TROPHY, being Six Cantatas To the Honour of ... William Duke of CUMBERLAND' (composed by Greene, 1746)
  17. (fols. 109-24) 'THE CHAPLET, ... Twelve ENGLISH Songs' (composed by Greene, 1738)
  18. (fols. 124v, 124 v-125) two songs (composed by Greene, n.d.)
  19. (fols. 125v-133) eight ballads, five set by Greene, 1730-46, and (fols. 128v-9 v, 130r & v ) anonymous, 1743, n.d., (fols. 132-3) by M. Festing [ Michael Christian Festing], 1749
  20. (fols. 133-135v) verse to introduce scenes of the Queen's Hermitage, and of Merlin's Cave, in Richmond Gardens, set to music by Mr. Galliard [ John Ernest Galliard], 1731
  21. (fols. 136-7) verse versions of Psalms 23 and 137 (composed by Greene, 1744-5)

Fols 138-89 are blank.


  • Creation: 1737


189 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Eng. d. 3626

Physical Facet

Binding: Gilt-ruled sprinkled calf

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom