First-Line Index to O21

Eng. poet f.9, Bodleian Library, Oxford (Phillips ms.)

Compiled February 5, 2001, by JoAnna M. Klein

In left-to-right order, each item listed below is identified by (a) its Donne Variorum short form (noncan = noncanonical), (b) a siglum-plus-ordinal-position item tag, (c) its location in the artifact (by folio or page nos.), and (d) diplomatic transcriptions of its heading (HE) and first line. %X = element centered on the page.

prose     O21.1    pp.3-5       HE  %XA Letter to Rawlegh.
                                    B%+raue knowing; yet ignorant Rawleigh; knowing too much
noncan    O21.2     p.6         HE  om
                                    Wronge not dear Empresse of my hart
Christ    O21.3    pp.6-7       HE  When he went wth the Lo: Doncaster
                                    In what torne ship soeuer I embarke
noncan    O21.4     p.8         HE  om
                                    Good folkes for gold or Hyer
noncan    O21.5    pp.8-9       HE  om
                                    Loue bred of glaces twixt amourous eyes
LovDiet   O21.6    pp.9-10      HE  %XLoues Diett:
                                    To wt a Cumbersome Vnwildnesse
noncan    O21.7    pp.10-11     HE  %XWorthy Sr.
                                    Tis not a Coat of gray or sheapheards life
noncan    O21.8    pp.12-13     HE  om
                                    Censure not sharply then but wee aduise
LovAlch   O21.9    pp.13-14     HE  %XElegie
                                    Some that haue deeper dig'd loues myne than I
noncan    O21.10    p.14        HE  om
                                    Who euer seekes my loue to know
ElJeal    O21.11   pp.14-15     HE  om
                                    ffond woman wch woulds't haue thy husband dye
noncan    O21.12    p.16        HE  om
                                    Thou send'st mee prose & rimes, thouI send for those
Damp      O21.13    p.17        HE  %XThe Dampe.
                                    When I am dead and doctors know not why
noncan    O21.14    p.18        HE  Nil refert loqui du%M vti lueat.|
                                    An English lad long woed a lasse of wales
noncan    O21.15    p.18        HE  om
                                    Marcella now growne old, hath broke her glas
noncan    O21.16    p.19        HE  om
                                    Stay oh sweete and doe not rise
noncan    O21.17    p.19        HE  %XTo his mistresse.
                                    O loue whose pour & might
noncan    O21.18   pp.19-20     HE  %XHer answere
                                    1[LM] Yor letter I receaued
noncan    O21.19   pp.20-21     HE  %XThe Mar: B: to ye Lady ffe: Her:
                                    Victorious beauty though your eyes
ValWeep   O21.20   pp.21-22     HE  om
                                    Let me poure forth
Ecst      O21.21   pp.22-24     HE  %XThe Extasy:
                                    Where like a pillow on a bed
noncan    O21.22    p.25        HE  %XTo yonge gentlewomen at Court:
                                    Beware fair mayds of musky Courtiers oathes
Pyr       O21.23    p.26        HE  %XPiramus & Thisbee
                                    Two by themselues each other loue and feare
EpLin     O21.24   pp.26-29     HE  %XEpithal: of ye La: Eli:
                                    The sunn beames in the East ar spread
Flea      O21.25   pp.29-30     HE  %XThe fflea:
                                    Marke but this flea and marke in this
Fun       O21.26   pp.30-31     HE  %XThe ffunerall
                                    Who euer comes to shrow'd me doe not harme
Will      O21.27   pp.31-33     HE  %The Will.|
                                    Before I sigh my last gasp: let me breath
Appar     O21.28   pp.33-34     HE  %XApparition:
                                    When by thy scorne Oh murdresse I am deade.
ConfL     O21.29    p.34        HE  To the woe: of al my lou my virtuous Mrs.|
                                    Some man vnworthy to be p%Pssessor
Witch     O21.30   pp.34-35     HE  %XThe Picture
                                    I fix mine eye on thine and there
TWHail    O21.31   pp.35-36     HE  %XTo Mr T: W.
                                    All haile sweet poet full of more strong fier.
Antiq     O21.32    p.36        HE  %XAntiquary
                                    If in his study Haman haue such care
Disinher  O21.33    p.36        HE  om [under heading for O21.32]
                                    Y' father all from thee by his last will
Liar      O21.34    p.36        HE  om [under heading for O21.32]
                                    Thou in ye field walkest out thy supping howers
Twick     O21.35    p.37        HE  %XTwittingham garden
                                    Blasted wth sighs and furrowed wth cares
ElAut     O21.36   pp.38-39     HE  %XWiddow:
                                    No spring nor summer beauty hast such grace
ValMourn  O21.37   pp.39-41     HE  %XAn Elegye:
                                    As virtuous men passe mildly away
Storm     O21.38    p.41        HE  %XStorme...| [floral ornament]
                                    Thou wch art I, 'tis nothinge to bee soe
                                    [ll. 1-18 only. ll. 19-74 at O21.147]  
Broken    O21.39   pp.42-43     HE  %XElegye
                                    He is starke mad who euer sayes
noncan    O21.40    p.43        HE  %XA poem:
                                    Absence heare my protestatio%M
ElBrac    O21.41    p.44        HE  A curse for the taking away a gold: Chaine; [SS: drawing of hand with 
                                    chain at wrist]
                                    May the next thing tho stoopest, to reach containe
                                    [ll. 99-114 only. ll. 1-98 at O21.146]
SGo       O21.42   pp.44-45     HE  om
                                    Go catch a falling starre
Token     O21.43   pp.45-46     HE  %XElegie
                                    Send mee some tokens that my hopes may liue
ElServe   O21.44   pp.46-47     HE  %XElegie.
                                    Oh let mee not serue >%Vso< as those men serue
Beggar    O21.45    p.47        HE  om
                                    I am vnable yonder begger cryes
LovDeity  O21.46   pp.47-48     HE  %XElegye.
                                    I longe to ta >l< k wth some old louers ghost
Ind       O21.47   pp.48-49     HE  %XSonnet.
                                    I can loue both fair and browne
Mess      O21.48   pp.49-50     HE  %XSonnet
                                    Send home my long strayd eyes to mee
noncan    O21.49    p.50        HE  om
                                    Ah silly John surpriz'd wth Joy
HWNews    O21.50   pp.50-51     HE  %Xffrom Court
                                    Hee'rs no more newes then virtue; I may as well;
HWKiss    O21.51   pp.51-54     HE  om
                                    Sr more then kisses Letters; mingle soules
ElComp    O21.52   pp.54-56     HE  om
                                    As the sweet swett of roses in a still
noncan    O21.53  pp.56-58      HE  %XElegie.|
                                    Come fates I feare you not; all whome I owe
BedfShe   O21.54   pp.58-60     HE  %XAn Elegie to* the La: Bedforde
                                    You that are shee and you that are double shee
BoulNar   O21.55   pp.60-62     HE  An Elegie on the death of Mrs Boulstred
                                    Language thou art too narrow and to weake
ElChange  O21.56   pp.62-63     HE  om
                                    Although thy hand, and fayth; & good works too
Leg       O21.57   pp.63-64     HE  om
                                    When I di'de last; (and deare I dye)
ElBed     O21.58   pp.64-66     HE  %XSonnett.
                                    Come madam come; all rest my powers defy
Dream     O21.59   pp.66-67     HE  %XA Dreame
                                    Deare loue for nothing lesse then thee
Triple    O21.60   pp.67-68     HE  om
                                    I am two fooles I knowe.
LovGrow   O21.61   pp.68-69     HE  %XThe springe
                                    I scarce beleeue my loue to bee so pure
Prohib    O21.62   pp.69-70     HE  om
                                    Take heede of loving mee
SunRis    O21.63   pp.70-71     HE  om
                                    Busy old foole; vnruly sunne
Fever     O21.64    p.72        HE  %XThe ffeauer
                                    Oh doe not dye for I shall hate
noncan    O21.65    p.73        HE  om
                                    Thou sends't mee prose, & rimes, I send for those
SSweet    O21.66   pp.73-74     HE  %XSon%Met.|
                                    Sweetest loue I doe not goe
LovUsury  O21.67   pp.74-75     HE  om
                                    ffor euery howre thou wilt spare mee now
ElExpost  O21.68   pp.75-77     HE  %XElegie
                                    To make the doubt cleare that no woman's true
Carey     O21.69   pp.77-80     HE  om
                                    Heere wherby all saints invoked are
ElPict    O21.70   pp.80-81     HE  %XThe Picture.|
                                    Heere take my picture though I bidd farwell
noncan    O21.71   pp.81-82     HE  om
                                    Vengeance will sett aboue or faults but till
RWThird   O21.72   pp.82-83     HE  om
                                    Like one yt in her third widdowhood doth p%Pfesse
ElPerf    O21.73   pp.83-86     HE  %XElegie
                                    Once, and but once found in thy Company
noncan    O21.74   pp.86-87     HE  om
                                    True loue finds witt but hee whose witt doth moue
Canon     O21.75   pp.87-89     HE  %XThe Cannonizitionne.|
                                    ffor gods sake hold yr tongue and lett mee loue
ElProg    O21.76   pp.89-92     HE  om
                                    Who eur loues if hee doe not propose
Bait      O21.77    p.93        HE  om
                                    Come liue wth mee and bee my loue
ValBook   O21.78   pp.93-96     HE  %XThe Booke.| [CW:om]
                                    Ile tell thee deare, loue w:t thou shalt doe [p.94]
ValName   O21.79   pp.96-98     HE  %XValediction on glasse
                                    My name engraued heerin
Anniv     O21.80   pp.99-100    HE  om
                                    All kings and all their fauorites
GoodM     O21.81    p.100       HE  om
                                    I wonder by my troth what thou & I
LovExch   O21.82   pp.101-102   HE  om
                                    Loue; any Deuill else butt you
Commun    O21.83   pp.102-103   HE  om
                                    Good wee must loue & must hate ill
Lect      O21.84   pp.103-104   HE  %XThe Shadowe
                                    Stand still and I will read to thee
Air       O21.85   pp.104-105   HE  %XAire an angells
                                    Twise or thrise had I loued thee
WomCon    O21.86   pp.105-106   HE  om
                                    Now thou hast staru'd mee one whole day
Expir     O21.87    p.106       HE  %XValedico;
                                    So so leaue off this last lamenting kisse
Compu     O21.88   pp.106-107   HE  om [continuation of Expir]
                                    for my first twenty yeares since yesterday
Under     O21.89   pp.107-108   HE  om
                                    I haue done one braue thinge
EdHerb    O21.90   pp.108-110   HE  om
                                    Ma%M is a lumpe; where all beasts kneaded bee
LovInf    O21.91   pp.110-111   HE  om
                                    1[LM] If yet I haue not all thy loue
Sappho    O21.92   pp.111-113   HE  Sappho to Philenes
                                    Where is that hot fire wch verse is sayd
Image     O21.93   pp.113-114   HE  om
                                    Image of her wch I loue more then shee.
MHPaper   O21.94   pp.114-116   HE  om
                                    Madd pap%P stay; and grudge not heer to burne
ElAnag    O21.95   pp.116-118   HE  %XIn fflauiam
                                    Marry and loue thy fflauia, for shee
Curse     O21.96   pp.118-119   HE  %XDirce.|
                                    Who euer ghesses; *thinks; or dreames he knows
BoulRec   O21.97   pp.119-122   HE  An Elegie funerall on Mrs. /Boulstreds death.
                                    Death I recant; and say vnsayd by mee
noncan    O21.98   pp.122-124   HE  om [continuation of BoulRec]
                                    Death bee not p%Pud, thy hand giues not his blow
Mark      O21.99   pp.124-126   HE  %XAn Elegie ffunerall on /the La: Markham.|
                                    Man is this world and death the ocean
ElFatal   O21.100  pp.126-128   HE  om
                                    By or first strange; and fatall interviewe
EpEliz    O21.101  pp.128-132   HE  Vppon the mariage of the /Prince Palatine * and the Princes on /St. 
                                    Valentines Day:
                                    Haile Bishop valentine whose day this is
ElNat     O21.102  pp.132-133   HE  om
                                    Natures lay idiott I haue taught thee to loue
noncan    O21.102  pp.133-134   HE  %XEarle of Pembroke;
                                    If her disdaine in yu least change can moue
noncan    O21.103   p.134       HE  %XBen: Rudiar
                                    'Tis loue breeds loue in mee; and cold disdaine
Annun     O21.104  pp.134-136   HE  om
                                    Tamely frayle body; abstaine to day; to day
noncan    O21.105  pp.136-137   HE  om
                                    Good madam ffowler doe not trouble mee
noncan    O21.106  pp.137-138   HE  om
                                    Deare loue continue nice and chaste
Sorrow    O21.107  pp.138-139   HE  om
                                    Sorrow of late to this house scarst know ye way
noncan    O21.108  pp.139-143   HE  om
                                    I may forgett to eate; to drink; to sleepe;
Sat2      O21.109  pp.143-147   HE  %XLaw Satyre
                                    Sr; though (I thank god for't) I doe not hate
prose     O21.110  pp.147-148   HE  %XThat women oft ought to paint;
                                    ffowlenes is loathsome; can yt be so that helps it? Who forbide
prose     O21.111  pp.148-149   HE  %XParadoxes by J. Dunne[bottom of p. 148] /That althinges kill themselues
                                    To affect yea to effect their owne deaths all thinges are importun'd
prose     O21.112  pp.149-151   HE  %XThat nature is or worst guide.
                                    Shall she be guide, to all creatures yt is her self one; If shee haue 
                                    herself a       
prose     O21.113  pp.151-152   HE  %XThat onely cowards dare dye.
                                    Extreames are equally remoued from the meane; so that headlong
prose     O21.114  pp.152-154   HE  %XThat the giftes of the body are better than /the giftes of the mind or 
                                    I say againe yt ye body makes ye mind, not yt yt creates but formes       
prose     O21.115  pp.154-155   HE  %XThat Good is more Common then Euill.|
                                    I haue not beene so pittyfully tired wth any thing as wth silly
prose     O21.116  pp.155-157   HE  %XThatt by discord thinges increase.
                                    So I asseuer this more boldly because while I maintaine it &
prose     O21.117  pp.157-159   HE  %XThat old men are more Phantasticke than yonge /%XThat wise men 
                                    are knowne by Laughing.
                                    Ride si sapis o puella ride; if thou beest wise laugh; for if      
prose     O21.118  pp.159-160   HE  %XThat old men are more Phantasticke y[n] yonge.|
                                    Who reades this Paradox thinkes mee more Phantasticke yn 
prose     O21.119  pp.160-161   HE  %XProblemes /Why courtieres are sooner Althiestes yn other men.| 
                                    It is bec*se as Phisitians contemplating nature, & findinge     
prose     O21.120  p.161        HE  %XWhy Sr Walt: Rawley did write ye history of these /times.|
                                    Because being told att his arraignm:t yt a wittnesse accusing  
prose     O21.121  pp.161-162   HE  %XWhy great men of all their attendantes chuse /to preferre theire baudes, 
                                    Is it because of all otheres they ar gott nearest their secrettes.      
prose     O21.122   p.162       HE  %XWhy gold doth not foyle[sic] ye fingers;
                                    Doth it direct all ye venome to ye hart, or is it because
prose     O21.123   p.162       HE  %XWhy none dye of Loue now:
                                    Because women are become easier; or because these latter      
prose     O21.124  pp.162-163   HE  %XWhy yonge men doe so much study diuinity;
                                    It is because otheres tending busily church prefermt: neglect       
prose     O21.125  pp.163-164   HE  %XWhy Venus starr doth onely cast a shadowe:|
                                    Is itt because yt it is nearer ye earth? but they whose p[re]fession[n]
prose     O21.126  pp.164-165   HE  %XWhy Venus starre is multonominus /caleld both Hesp[er]us & Vesperus.|
                                    The moone hath as many names but not as shee is a starr       
prose     O21.127  pp.165-166   HE  %XWhy wee say women[n] haue soules
                                    Itt is agreed; wee haue not so much from ym as any p[ar]t of or
prose     O21.128  pp.166-167   HE  %XWhy there are more Varietyes of greenes yn othr Colours
                                    Is it because it is the figure of Youth, wherin nature could        
prose     O21.129  pp.167-168   HE  %XWhy new officeres are lease oppressinge.
                                    Must the old P[ro]uerbe; yt old doges bite soarest; bee true in all
prose     O21.130  pp.168-169   HE  %XWhy are the fairest falsest.
                                    I mean not of false Alchemie beauty; for yn the questi[on]       
prose     O21.131  pp.169-170   HE  %XWhy bastardes haue best fortune.|
                                    Because ffortune her self is a whore; but such are not most 
prose     O21.132  pp.170-171   HE  %XWhy Puritanes make longe sermons
                                    It made not for spiruousnesse; for god knowes they art
prose     O21.133  pp.171-172   HE  %XWhy yt pox so much affecteth to vndermine ye Nose.  
                                    Paracelsus p[er]chance fayth true;  yt euery disease hath his 
Sat1      O21.134  pp.172-176   HE  %XSatyre ye first.
                                    Away thou changeling motly humorist
Sat3      O21.135  pp.177-181   HE  %XSatyre ye second;
                                    Kind pitty chocks my spleene, braue scorne forbidds
Sat5      O21.136  pp.181-184   HE  %XSatyre ye third.|
                                    Thou shalt not laugh in this leafe muse nor they
Sat4      O21.137  pp.184-193   HE  %XSatyre the ffourth;
                                    Well I may now receiue and dye my sinne
noncan    O21.138  pp.193-194   HE  om
                                    Oh faythlesse world; and the most faythlesse yet
HuntUn    O21.139  pp.194-199   HE  %XSr Wal: Ashton to ye Countesse /of Huntingtonne.
                                    That vnique side of earth; yt heauy clime
noncan    O21.140  pp.199-202   HE  An Elegye on the Lady Markehams death.
                                    As vnthriftie greeue in straw for their pawn'd beds
ElPart    O21.141  pp.202-206   HE  om
                                    Since she must goe and I must mourne; come night
noncan    O21.142  pp.206-207   HE  om
                                    Why should not pilgrimes to thy body come
noncan    O21.143   p.207       HE  %XOn Mrs. Boulstrood
                                    Mee thinskes death like one laughing lyes
BedfCab   O21.144   p.208       He  %Xanother on the same.
                                    My fortunes, and my choyce this Custome breake
Break     O21.145  pp.208-209   HE  om
                                    'Tis true 'tis day what thought it bee
ElBrac    O21.146  pp.209-213   HE  %XThe Chaine. [SS: drawing of hand with chain at wrist]
                                    Not that in Colour it was like thy haire
                                    [ll. 1-98 only. ll. 99-114 at O21.41]
Storm     O21.147  pp.213-215   HE  [floral ornament] The Storme%M, looke the beginning of /it behind at
                                    this marke.
                                    Mildly it kist or sayles, & fresh and sweet
                                    [ll. 19-74 only. ll.1-18 at O21.38]
Calm      O21.148  pp.215-218   HE  %XCalme [CW:om]
                                    Or storme is past and that stormes tyran%Mous rage [p.216]
ElWar     O21.149  pp.218-220   HE  om
                                    Till I haue peace wth yee warre other men
Cross     O21.150  pp.220-222   HE  %XThe Crosse
                                    Since Christ embrac'd the Crosse himselfe; dare I
noncan    O21.151  pp.222-223   HE  om
                                    When this fly liu'd shee vs'd to play
noncan             pp.224-242       [end]

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