First-Line Index to the 1635 Edition of Poems, by J.D.

Donne Variorum siglum B

In left-to-right order, each item listed below is identified by (a) Donne Variorum short form (noncan = noncanonical), (b) heading plus first line, and (c) location in the artifact (by folio or page nos.).


Printer to the Understanders                                                         A2-A4
Hexastichon Bibliopolae ["I seen in his last"]                                       A4v
Hexastichon ad Bibliopelam. / Incerti
              ["In thy Impression of Donne"]                                         A4v
Metem     INFINITATI SACRVM / 16 August 1601 / METEMPSYCOSIS
              ["Others at the Porches"]                                              A5-A6
SONGS AND SONETS.
Flea      The Flea ["Mark but this flea"]                                            001-2
GoodM     The Good Morrow ["I wonder by my troth"]                                   002-3
SGo       Song ["Go, and catch a falling star"]                                      003-4
WomCon    Woman's Constancy ["Now thou has loved me one whole day"]                  004
Under     The Undertaking ["I have done one braver thing"]                           005-6
SunRis    The Sun Rising ["Busie old fool, unruly sun"]                              006-7
Ind       The Indifferent ["I can love both fair and brown"]                         007-8
LovUsury  Love's Usury ["For every hour that thou wilt spare me"]                    008-9
Canon     The Canonization ["For God's sake hold your tongue"]                       009-10
Triple    The Triple Fool ["I am two fools, I know"]                                 011
LovInf    Lovers' Infiniteness ["If yet I have not all thy love"]                    012-13
SSweet    Song ["Sweetest love, I do not go"]                                        013-14
Leg       The Legacy ["When I died last"]                                            014-15
Fever     A Feaver ["Oh do not die"]                                                 015-16
Air       Air and Angels ["Twice or thrice had I loved"]                             017-18
Break     Break of Day ["'Tis true, 'tis day"]                                       018
Anniv     The Anniversary ["All kings and all their favorites"]                      019-20
ValName   A Valediction of my Name in the Window ["My name engraved herein"]         020-23
Twick     Twickenham garden ["Blasted with sighs and surrounded with tears"]         023-24
ValBook   A Valediction of the Book ["I'll tell thee now"]                           024-26
Commun    Community ["Good we must love"]                                            026-27
LovGrow   Love's Growth ["I scarce believe my love to be so pure"]                   027-28
LovExch   Love's Exchange ["Love, any devil else but you"]                           029-30
ConfL     Confined Love ["Some man unworthy"]                                        030-31
Dream     The Dream ["Dear love, for nothing less"]                                  031-32
ValWeep   A Valediction of Weeping ["Let me pour forth"]                             032-33
LovAlch   Love's Alchemy ["Some that have deeper digged"]                            033-34
Curse     The Curse ["Whoever guesses, thinks, or dreams"]                           034-35
Mess      The Message ["Send home my long strayed eyes"]                             036
Noct      A Nocturnal upon St. Lucy's Day ["'Tis the year's midnight"]               037-38
Witch     Witchcraft by a Picture ["I fix mine eye on thine"]                        038-39
Bait      The Bait ["Come live with me"]                                             039-40
Appar     The Apparition ["When by thy scorn"]                                       040-41
Broken    The Broken Heart ["He is stark mad"]                                       041-42
ValMourn  A Valediction Forbidding Mourning  
              ["As virtuous men pass mildly away"]                                   042-44
Ecst      The Ecstasy ["Where, like a pillow on a bed"]                              044-46
LovDeity  Love's Deity ["I long to talk with some old"]                              046-47
LovDiet   Love's Diet ["To what a cumbersome unwieldiness"]                          047-48
Will      The Will ["Before I sigh my last gasp"]                                    049-50
Fun       The Funeral ["Whoever comes to shroud me"]                                 051
Blos      The Blossom ["Little thinkest thou"]                                       052-53
Prim      The Primrose ["Upon this primrose hill"]                                   053-54
Relic     The Relic ["When my grave is broke up again"]                              054-56
Damp      The Damp ["When I am dead"]                                                056-57
Dissol    The Dissolution ["She is dead"]                                            057
Jet       A Jet Ring Sent ["Thou art not so black"]                                  058
NegLov    Negative Love ["I never stooped so low"]                                   058-59
Prohib    The Prohibition ["Take heed of loving me"]                                 059-60
Expir     The Expiration ["So, so, break off"]                                       060
Compu     The Computation ["For the first twenty years"]                             061
Para      The Paradox ["No lover saith, I love"]                                     061-62
noncan    Song ["Soules joy, now I am gone"]                                         062-63
Fare      Farewell to Love ["Whilst yet to prove"]                                   063-64
noncan    Song ["Deare Love continue nice and chaste"]                               065-66
Lect      A Lecture upon the Shadow ["Stand still and I will read"]                  066-67
EPIGRAMS
Hero      Hero and Leander ["Both robbed of air"]                                    068
Pyr       Pyramus and Thisbe ["Two by themselves each other"]                        068
Niobe     Niobe ["By children's birth and death"]                                    068
Ship      A Burnt Ship ["Out of a fired ship"]                                       068
Wall      Fall of a Wall ["Under an undermined and shot-bruised wall"]               069
Beggar    A Lame Beggar ["I am unable, yonder beggar cries"]                         069
SelfAc    A Self Accuser ["Your mistress, that you follow whores"]                   069
Licent    A Licentious Person ["Thy sins and hairs"]                                 069
Antiq     Antiquary ["If in his study"]                                              069
Disinher  Disinherited ["Thy father all from thee"]                                  069
Phrine    Phrine ["Thy flattering picture, Phrine"]                                  070
Philo     An Obscure Writer ["Philo with twelve years' study"]                       070
Klock     Klockius ["Klockius so deeply hath sworn"]                                 070
Martial   Raderus ["Why this man gelded Martial"]                                    070
Merc      Mercurius Gallo-Belgicus ["Like Aesop's fellow slaves"]                    070
Ralph     Ralphius ["Compassion in the world again is bred"]                         070
ELEGIES
ElJeal    Jealosy ["Fond woman which would'st have thy husband die"]                 071-72
ElAnag    The Anagram ["Marry and love thy Flavia"]                                  072-74
ElChange  Change ["Although thy hand and faith"]                                     074-75
ElPerf    The Perfume ["Once and but once found in thy company"]                     076-78
ElPict    His Picture ["Here take my picture"]                                       078-79
ElServe   "Oh, let me not serve so"                                                  079-80
ElNat     "Nature's lay idiot"                                                       081-82
ElComp    The Comparison ["As the sweet sweat of roses in a still"]                  082-84
ElAut     The Autumnal ["No spring nor summer beauty"]                               084-85
Image     "Image of her whom I love"                                                 086-87
BoulNar   Elegy upon the Death of Mrs. Boulstred  
              ["Language thou art too narrow"]                                       087-89
ElBrac    The Bracelet ["Not that in color it was like thy hair"]                    089-93
noncan    ELEG. XIII. ["Come, Fates; I feare you not. All whom I owe"]               093-95
ElPart    His Parting From Her ["Since she must go"]                                 095-96
Julia     ELEG.XV. / Julia. ["Harke newes, o envy"]                                  096-97
Citizen   ELEG.XVI. / A Tale of a Citizen and his Wife.                              098-100
ElExpost  The Expostulation ["To make the doubt clear"]                              100-02
              [p. 101 mis-headed Epithalamions.]
EPITHALAMIONS, / OR, / MARRIAGE SONGS.
EpEliz    An Epithalamion . . . on the Lady Elizabeth 
              ["Hail, Bishop Valentine"]                                             103-07
Eclog     Eclogue at the Marriage of the Earl of Sommerset 
              ["Unseasonable man, statue of ice"]                                    108-19
EpLin     Epithalamion Made at Lincoln's Inn ["The sunbeams in the east"]            119-23
SATYRES.
Sat1      "Away thou fondling motley humorist"                                       123-27
Sat2      "Sir, though (I thank God for it) I do hate"                               127-30
Sat3      "Kind pity chokes my spleen"                                               131-34
Sat4      "Well, I may now receive and die"                                          135-42
Sat5      "Thou shalt not laugh in this leaf, Muse"                                  143-45
noncan    Satyre VI. ["Men write that love and reason disagree"]                     146-47
LETTERS / TO SEVERALL / PERSONAGES.
Storm     The Storm ["Thou which art I"]                                             148-50
Calm      The Calm ["Our storm is past"]                                             151-52
HWKiss    To Sir Henry Wotton ["Sir, more then kisses"]                              153-55
HG        To Sr. Henry Goodyere ["Who makes the past a pattern"]                     155-57
RWThird   To Mr. R. W. ["Like one who in her third widdowhood"]                      157-59
HWNews    To Sir Henry Wotton ["Here's no more news"]                                159-60
BedfReas  To the Countess of Bedford ["Reason is our soul's left hand"]              160-61
BedfRef   To the Countess of Bedford ["You have refined me"]                         162-64
EdHerb    To Sir Edward Herbert ["Man is a lump"]                                    165-66
BedfWrit  To the Countess of Bedford ["To have written then"]                        167-69
BedfTwi   To the Countess of Bedford: On New-Year's Day 
              ["This twilight of two years"]                                         170-72
HuntMan   To the Countess of Huntingdon ["Man to God's image"]                       172-75
TWHail    To Mr. T. W. ["All hail sweet poet"]                                       175-76
TWHarsh   To Mr. T. W. ["Haste thee harsh verse"]                                    177
TWPreg    To Mr. T. W. ["Pregnant again"]                                            177-78
TWHence   To Mr. T. W. ["At once from hence"]                                        178
CB        To Mr. C. B. ["Thy friend whom thy deserts"]                               179
SB        To Mr. S. B. ["O thou which to search"]                                    179-80
BB        To Mr. B.B. ["Is not thy sacred hunger"]                                   180-81
RWSlumb   To Mr. R. W. ["If as mine is thy life a slumber be"]                       181-82
ILRoll    To Mr. I.L. ["Of that short roll"]                                         182-83
ILBlest   To Mr. I.L. ["Blest are your north parts"]                                 183
ED        To E. of D. with Six Holy Sonnets ["See, Sir, how as the sun's"]           184
HWVenice  To Sir H. W. at his Going Ambassador to Venice  
              ["After those reverend papers"]                                        184-86
MHPaper   To Mrs. M. H. ["Mad paper stay"]                                           186-88
BedfHon   To the Countess of Bedford ["Honor is so sublime"]                         188-90
HuntUn    To the Countess of Huntington ["That unripe side of earth"]                191-95
noncan    A dialogue between Sr. Henry Wotton and Mr. Donne
              ["If her distaine least change"]                                       195-96
BedfDead  To the Countess of Bedford. Begun in France
              ["Though I be dead and buried"]                                        197
Carey     A Letter to the Lady Carey, & Mrs. Essex Rich
              ["Here where by all"]                                                  198-200                                      
Sal       To the Countess of Salisbury, August. 1614. ["Faire, great, and good"]     201-03
BedfShe   To the Lady Bedford ["You that are she"]                                   204-05
Sappho    Sapho to Philanis ["Where is that holy fire"]                              205-07
noncan    To Ben Johnson, 6 Jan. 1603 ["The State and mens affaires"]                207-08
noncan    To Ben Johnson, 9. Novembrie,1603 ["If great men wrong me"]                208-09
noncan    To Sir Tho. Rowe. 1603. ["Tell her if she to hired sevants"]               209-10
Praise    To the Praise of the Dead and the Anatomy (by Joseph Hall)
              ["Well died the world"]                                                211-13
FirAn     The First Anniversary. An Anatomy of the World 
              ["When that rich soul"]                                                213-28
FunEl     A Funeral Elegy ["'Tis lost to trust a tomb"]                              228-31
Harb      The Harbinger to the Progress (by Joseph Hall)                             232-33
SecAn     The Second Anniversary. Of the Progress of the Soul                        234-50
EPICEDES AND OBSEQUIES / Upon The deaths of sundry Personages
Henry     Elegy on the untimely Death of . . . Prince Henry 
              ["Look to me, Faith"]                                                  251-54
Har (Ltr) To the Countess of Bedford ["I have learned"]                              255
Har       Obsequies to the Lord Harrington ["Fair soul, which wast not only"]        256-64
Mark      Elegy on the Lady Markham ["Man is the world"]                             264-66
BoulRec   Elegy on Mistris Boulstred ["Death, I recant"]                             266-68
ElFatal   Elegy on His Mistress ["By our first strange and fatal interview"]         269-70
BedfCab   Elegie ["That I might make your cabinet"]                                  271
noncan    Elegy on Mistris Boulstred ["Death be not proud, thy hand"]                272-73
Sorrow    Elegia ["Sorrow, who to this house"]                                       274
LETTERS    
HEN. GOODEERE ["Etiam vulgari lingua"]                                               275-77
Libro     De Libro Cum Mutuaretur 
              ["Doctissimo Amicissimoque v. D. D. Andrews"]                          278
To Sir H.G.   ["I send not"]                                                         279-81
To Sir H.G.   ["Sir, / Nature hath made"]                                            281-83
To the La.G.  ["MADAME, / I am not come"]                                            283-84
To my honour'd friend G.G. Esquier. ["SIR. / Neither your letters"]                  285-86
To my honour'd friend G.G. Esquier. ["SIR, / I should not onely"]                    286-87
To my honour'd friend G.G. Esquier. ["SIR, / This advantage you"]                    288-89
To Sir H.G.   ["SIR, / This Tuesday morning"]                                        289-91
To Sir H.G.   ["SIR, / In the history or stile"]                                     292-93
To Sir H.G.   ["SIR, / It should bee no"]                                            293-95
To the Countesses of Bedford.  ["Happiest and worthiest Lady"]                       296
To Sir H.G.   ["SIR, / Because I am in a place"]                                     297-98
To Sir H.G.   ["SIR, / I hope you are now well"]                                     298-300
Metem     THE / PROGRESS/ OF THE SOVLE. ["I sing the progress"]                      301-27
HOLY SONNETS.  [page header is Divine Poems]
Cor1      "Deign at my hands"                                                        327-28
Cor2      Annunciation ["Salvation to all that will is nigh"]                        328
Cor3      Nativity ["Immensity cloistered in thy dear womb"]                         328-29
Cor4      Temple ["With his kind mother who partakes thy woe"]                       329
Cor5      Crucifying ["By miracles exceeding power of man"]                          329-30
Cor6      Resurrection ["Moist with one drop of thy blood"]                          330
Cor7      Ascension ["Salute the last and everlasting day"]                          331
HSMade    "Thou hast made me"                                                        331-32
HSDue     "As due by many titles"                                                    332
HSSighs   "O might those sighs"                                                      333
HSBlack   "O my black soul"                                                          333-34
HSLittle  "I am a little world"                                                      334
HSScene   "This is my play's last scene"                                             335
HSRound   "At the round earth's imagined corners"                                    335-36
HSSouls   "If faithful souls"                                                        336
HSMin     "If poisonous minerals"                                                    337
HSDeath   "Death be not proud"                                                       337-38
HSSpit    "Spit in my face"                                                          338
HSWhy     "Why are we by all creatures"                                              339
HSWhat    "What if this present"                                                     339-40
HSBatter  "Batter my heart"                                                          340
HSWilt    "Wilt thou love God"                                                       341
HSPart    "Father part of his double interest"                                       341-42
noncan    On the blessed Virgin Mary. ["In that, O Queene of Queenes"]               342
Cross     The Cross ["Since Christ embraced"]                                        342-44
noncan    [Davison's Psalm 137]                                                      345-48
Res       Resurrection imperfect ["Sleep, sleep, old sun"]                           348-49
Ham ltr   To Sir Robert Carr ["I presume you rather trie"]                           349
Ham       An Hymn to the Saints and to the Marquis Hamilton 
              ["Whether that soul which now comes"]                                  350-51
Annun     Upon the Annunciation and Passion ["Tamely frail body"]                    351-53
Goodf     Goodfriday, 1613. Riding Westward ["Let man's soul be a sphere"]           353-54
Lit       A Litany ["Father of heaven and him"]                                      354-66
Sidney    Upon the Translation of the Psalms by Sir Philip Sidney 
              ["Eternal God, (for whom who ever dare...)"]                           366-68
noncan    Ode ["Vengeance will sit above our faults"]                                368
Tilman    To Mr. Tilman After He Had Taken Orders  
              ["Thou whose diviner soul"]                                            369-70
Christ    A Hymn to Christ at the Author's Last Going into Germany 
              ["In what torn ship soever"]                                           370-71
noncan    On the Sacrament ["He was the Word that spake it"]                         372
Lam       The Lamentations of Jeremy ["How sits this city"]                          372-86
BedfCab   On Himself
              ["My Fortune and my choice this custome break"]                        386-87
Sickness  A Hymn to God My God, in My Sickness ["Since I am coming"]                 387-88
Father    A Hymn to God the Father ["Wilt thou forgive"]                             388
[end of Divine Poems]
[Elegies on Author's death] unpaginated
          To the Memorie of My Ever Desired Friend  Dr. Donne.
              ["To have liv'd eminent, in a degree"]                                 389-90
          In obitum venerabilis viri Iohannis Donne
              ["Conquerar? ignavoq%M sequar tua funera planctu?"]                    391-93
          On the death of Dr. Donne
              ["I cannot blame those men, that knew thee well"]                      392
          On Doctor Donne, by Doctor C.B. of O.
              ["Hee that would write an Epitaph for thee"]                           392-93
          An Elegie upon the incomparable Dr. Donne
              ["All is not well, when such an one as I"]                             393-95
          An Elegie upon Dr. Donne.
              ["Ovr Donne is dead; England should mourne"]                           395-97
          Elegie on D.D.
              ["Now, by one yeare, time and our frailtie have"]                      398-99
          On Dr. John Donne, late Deane of S. Paules, / London.
              ["Long since this taske of teares from you was due"]                   399-402
          An Elegie upon the death of the Deane of Pauls, Dr. John Donne, by M. Tho. Carie.
              ["Can we not force from widdowed Poetry"]                              402-05
          An Elegie on D. Donne: By Sir Lucius Cary.
              ["Poets attend, the Elegie I sing"]                                    405-08
          On Dr. Donnes death: by M Mayne of Christ- / church in Oxford.
              ["Who shall presume to mourne thee, Donne, unlesse"]                   408-10
          Vpon Mr. J. Donne, and his Poems.
              ["Who dares say thou art dead, whe%M he doth see"]                     411-12
          Epitaph upon D. Donne, by Endy. Porter.
              ["This decent Vrne a sad inscription weares"]                          413
          In memory of Dr. Donne, by Mr. R.B.
              ["Donne dead? 'Tis here reported true, though I"]                      414-17
          Epitaph. ["Here lies Deane Donne; Enough; Those words /(alone"]            417
          Errata [states that Infinitati Sacrum should have been printed
              before the Progresse of the Soule, p. 301                              417

Poems not in 1635
AltVic    A Letter Written by Sir H. G. and J. D. Alternis Vicibus 
               ["Since every tree begins"] 
Amic      Amicissimo et Meritissimo Ben Jonson ["Quod arte ausus es hic tua"] 
AutHook   Ad Autorem ["Non eget Hookerus"] 
AutJos    Ad Autorem ["Emendare cupis Joseph"] 
Cales     Cales and Guiana ["If you from spoil"] 
Coryat    Upon Mr. Thomas Coryat's Crudities ["Oh to what height"]                   
EG        To Mr. E. G. ["Even as lame things"] 
EgDD      Epigraph from Death's Duel ["Corporis haec animae"] 
Elegies: 
  ElBed   Going to Bed ["Come, Madam, come"] 
  ElProg  Love's Progress ["Whoever loves, if he do not propose"] 
  ElVar   Variety ["The heavens rejoice in motion"]
  ElWar   Love's War ["Till I have peace with thee"]
EtAD      Epitaph on Ann Donne ["Annae Georgii More de filiae"] 
EtED      Epitaph on Elizabeth Drury ["Quo pergas, viator"] 
EtRD      Epitaph on Robert Drury ["Roberti Druri/ quo vix alter"] 
EtSP      Epitaph in Saint Paul's ["Ioannes Donne/ Sac: Theol: profess:"] 
Faust     Faustinus ["Faustinus keeps his sister"]
Gaz       Translated out of Gazaeus ["God grant thee thine own wish"] 
GHerb     To Mr. George Herbert With One of My Seals 
               ["Qui prius assuetus serpentum"] 
Heart     "When my heart was mine own" 
Holy Sonnets:
 HSShe    "Since she whom I loved" 
 HSShow   "Show me dear Christ"
 HSVex    "O to vex me"
HuntUn    To the Countess of Huntingdon ["That unripe side of earth"]
HWHiber   H. W. in Hibernia Belligeranti ["Went you to conquer?"] 
Ignatius, verse from 
  IgAver  "Aversa facie Janum referre"
  IgFeath "Feathers or straws swim on the water's face"
  IgFlow  "As a flower wet with last night's dew"
  IgLark  "The lark by busy and laborious ways"
  IgNoise "With so great noise and horror"
  IgOper  "Operoso tramite scandent"
  IgPiece "That the least piece which thence doth fall"
  IgPlum  "Aut plumam, aut paleam"
  IgQual  "Qualis hesterno madefacta rore"
  IgResemb"Resemble Janus with a diverse face"
  IgSport "My little wandering sportful soul"
  IgTanto "Tanto fragore boatuque"
InAA      Inscription in Corvinus' Album Amicorum ["In propria venit"] 
InLI      Inscription in Bible at Lincoln's Inn ["In Bibliotheca Hospitii"] 
Jug       The Juggler ["Thou callest me effeminate"] 
Liar      The Liar ["Thou in the fields walkest"] 
Macaron   In Eundem Macaronicon ["Quot, dos, haec, linguists"] 
MHMary    To the Lady Magdalen Herbert, of St. Mary Magdalen 
               ["Her of your name"] 
RWEnvy    To Mr. R. W. ["Kindly I envy thy songs"] 
RWMind    To Mr. R. W. ["Muse not that by thy mind"] 
RWZeal    To Mr. R. W. ["Zealously my muse"] 
SelfL     Self Love ["He that cannot choose but love"] 
Stat      Stationes (from Devotions) ["Insultus morbi primus"] 
Token     Sonnet. The Token ["Send me some token"]
Walton's Lives, verse from
  WaltDeo "Deo opt. max. benigno"
  WaltMult "Multiplicate sunt super"
  WaltQuid "Quid habeo quid non acceppi"
Wing      Sir John Wingfield ["Beyond th'old pillars"]
 

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