First-Line Index to B7

Add. 18647, British Library (The Denbigh ms.)

Compiled January 21, 1992 by Ted Sherman

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.

This index corrected 2-28-03.

ElAnag       B7.1, ff. 1r-v        HE      Elegie| >>No. 33.<< (HE 2nd hand?)                                           
                                     Marry and love thy fflavia, for shee                                           
[bottom half of f. 1v is blank, except for CW: Like]                    
RWThird      B7.2, ff. 2r-v        HE      Omitted                                                               
                                     Like one who in her Third widdowhood doth professe                            
HWNews       B7.3, ff. 2v-3r       HE      :D. to Mr. H:W: (in l. margin)                                                               
                                     Heere is noe more newes then vertue. I may as well                            
[bottom third of f. 3r is blank, except for CW: Elegie]                 
ElComp       B7.4, ff. 3v-4r       HE      Elegie                                                                
                                     As the sweete sweate of Roses in a still                                      
[bottom fourth of f. 4r is blank, except for CW: Elegie]                
ELPerf       B7.5, ff. 4v-5v       HE      Elegie                                                                
                                     Once and but once found in thy Company                                        
ELChange     B7.6, ff. 5v-6r       HE      Elegie                                                                
                                     Although thy hand, and faith, and good workes too                             
ELNat        B7.7, ff. 6r-v        HE      Elegie                                                                
                                     Natures lay Ideot, I taught thee to love                                      
ELAut        B7.8, ff. 6v-7v       HE      Elegie                                                                
                                     No Springe nor Som%Mer beauty hath such grace                                 
Image        B7.9, ff. 7v-8r       HE      Elegie                                                                
                                     Image of her whom I love more then shee                                       
Break        B7.10, ff. 8r-v       HE      Breake of Daye                                                        
                                     Tis true tis daye what though it bee                                          
SunRis       B7.11, ff. 8v-9r      HE      Sunn Risinge                                                          
                                     Busie old foole vnruly sunn                                                   
Lect         B7.12, ff. 9r-v       HE      Lecture vpon the shaddowe                                             
                                     Stand still, and I will read to thee                                          
ValMourn     B7.13, ff. 9v-10r     HE      Valediction forbiddinge / mourninge                                   
                                     As vertuous men, pass mildely awaye                                           
ElServe      B7.14, ff. 10r-v      HE      Elegie                                                                
                                     Oh let me serve soe as those men serve                                        
Leg          B7.15, ff. 10v-11r    HE      Elegie                                                                
                                     When I dyed last (and Deare I die                                             
Triple       B7.16, ff. 11r-v      HE      The Triple ffoole|                                                    
                                     I am two ffooles I knowe                                                      
Mark         B7.17, ff. 11v-12v    HE      An Elegie vppon the death of / the Ladie Marckham/                    
                                     Man is the world and Death the Ocean                                          
BoulRec      B7.18, ff. 12v-13v    HE      An Elegie vpon the death / of Mistris Bulstrod                        
                                     Death I recant, and saye vnsaid by mee                                        
GoodM        B7.19, ff. 13v-14r    HE      The good Morrowe                                                      
                                     I wonder by my troth, what thou and I                                         
Broken       B7.20, ff. 14r-v      HE      Omitted                                                               
                                     He is starck mad whosoever sayes                                              
Twick        B7.21, ff. 14v-15r    HE      Twittnam Garden                                                       
                                     Blasted wth sighes, and surrounded wth teares                                 
ElWar        B7.22, ff. 15r-16r    HE      Elegie                                                                
                                     Till I have peace wth thee warr other men                                     
BoulNar      B7.23, ff. 16r-17r    HE      Elegie vpon the death / of Mistress Boulstred/                        
                                     Language thou art to narrow, and to weake                                     
Curse        B7.24, ff. 17r-v      HE      The Curse                                                             
                                     Who euer gesses, thinks, or Dreames he knowes                                 
LovAlch      B7.25, ff. 17v        HE      Mummy                                                                 
                                     Some that have deeper digg'd Loves Mine then I                                
Canon        B7.26, ff. 18r-v      HE      The Canon%Mization                                                    
                                     ffor Godes sake hould yor tounge, and let me love                             
LovDiet      B7.27, ff. 18v-19r    HE      Loues Dyett                                                           
                                     To what a Combersome vnwildeness                                              
[bottom third of f. 19r is blank, except for CW: Loues]                 
Will         B7.28, ff. 19v-20r    HE      Loues Legacies                                                        
                                     Before I sigh my last gaspe let me breath                                     
Para         B7.29, ff. 20r-v      HE      Omitted                                                               
                                     No Lover saith I love, nor any other                                          
             B7.30, ff. 20v        HE      A Paradox./                                                           
                                     Who so termes love a fire, maye like a Poett                                  
SGo          B7.31, ff. 21r        HE      Songe                                                                 
                                     Goe and Catch a fallinge starr                                                
Commun       B7.32, ff. 21v        HE      Omitted                                                               
                                     Good wee must love, and must hate ill                                         
[bottom fifth of f. 21v is blank, except for CW: Woemans]               
WomCon       B7.33, ff. 22r        HE      Woemans Constancie                                                    
                                     Now thou hast lou'd me one whole daye                                         
[bottom fourth of f. 22r is blank]                                      
Flea         B7.34, ff. 22v        HE      Omitted                                                               
                                     Marke but this fflea and marke in this                                        
Ecst         B7.35, ff. 23r-24r    HE      Extasie                                                               
                                     Where like a pillow on a Bed                                                  
LovDeity     B7.36, ff. 24v        HE      Loues Deitie|                                                         
                                     I long to talke wth: some old Lovers Ghost                                     
[bottom fifth of f. 24v is blank, except for CW: The]                   
Fun          B7.37, ff. 25r        HE      The ffunerall. [flourish]                                             
                                     Who ever comes to shrowd me doe not harme                                     
ElProg       B7.38, ff. 25v-27r    HE      Elegie                                                                
                                     Who ever loves if he doe not purpose                                          
Blos         B7.39, ff. 27r-v      HE      The Blossome                                                          
                                     Little think'st thou poore fflower                                            
ElBed        B7.40, ff. 28r-v      HE      Elegie|.                                                              
                                     Come Madam, Come, All rest my powers Defie                                    
[bottom half of f. 28v is blank, except for CW: An]                     
Appar        B7.41, ff. 29r        HE      An Apparition|                                                        
                                     When by thy scorne, O murdress I am dead,                                     
[bottom fourth of f. 29r is blank, except for CW: To]                   
HWKiss       B7.42, ff. 29v-30v    HE      To Sr Henry Wotton                                                    
                                     Sr: more then kisses, letters mingle soules                                    
bottom half of f. 30v is blank, except for CW: The                    
Prim         B7.43, ff. 31r-v      HE      The Primrose                                                          
                                     Vppon this Primrose hill                                                      
TWHail       B7.44, ff. 31v-32r    HE      To: M: I: W:                                                          
                                     All haile sweete Poett; more full of more stronge fire                        
TWHarsh      B7.45, ff. 32r-v      HE      To M. T. W.                                                           
                                     Hast thee harsh verse as fast as thy lame measure                             
TWPreg       B7.46, f.  32v        HE      To M T W                                                              
                                     Pregnant againe wth. th'old twines, Hope and ffeare                            
TWHence      B7.47, ff. 32v-33r    HE      om                                                              
                                     Att once from hence my lines and I Depart                            
CB           B7.48, ff. 33r        HE      To M C B                                                              
                                     Thy freind whom thy desertes to thee enchaine                                 
SB           B7.49, ff. 33v        HE      To M. S: B                                                            
                                     O thou wch: to search out the secrett partes                                  
BB           B7.50, ff. 33v-34r    HE      To. M. B. B.                                                          
                                     Is not thy sacred hunger of science                                           
RWSlumb      B7.51, ff. 34r-v      HE      To Mr. R W                                                            
                                     If as mine is thy life a slumber bee                                          
ILRoll       B7.52, ff. 34v-35r    HE      To M. I L                                                             
                                     Of that short Roll of freindes writt in my hart                               
ILBlest      B7.53, ff. 35r-v      HE      To M I L                                                              
                                     Blest are yor North partes for all this longe tyme                            
HWVenice     B7.54, ff. 35v-36r    HE      To Sr: Henry Wotton, at his / going Ambassadour to venice|            
                                     After those reverend papers whose soule is                                    
HG           B7.55, ff. 36v-37r    HE      To Sr: H: G: movinge him to travell                                   
                                     Who makes the past a patterne for next yeare                                  
EdHerb       B7.56, ff. 37v-38r    HE      To Sr: E: H:                                                          
                                     Man is a lumpe where all Beastes kneaded bee                                  
[bottom fifth of f. 38r is blank, except for CW: To]                    
MHPaper      B7.57, ff. 38v-39r    HE      To. M. M: H|                                                          
                                     Madd paper stay, and grudge not heere to burne                                
Sappho       B7.58, ff. 39v-40v    HE      Sapho to Philae%Lnis|                                                 
                                     Where is that holy fire, wch verse is saide                                   
ElJeal       B7.59, ff. 40v-41r    HE      Elegie                                                                
                                     ffond woeman wch: would'st have thy husband Dye|                               
ElFatal      B7.60, ff. 41r-42r    HE      Elegie                                                                
                                     By our first strange, and fatall interveiwe                                   
ElPict       B7.61, ff. 42r-v      HE      Elegie|                                                               
                                     Heere take my picture though I bid farewell                                   
Noct         B7.62, ff. 42v-43v    HE      A Nor->Nocturnall vppon St: Lucies / daye beinge 
                                             the shortest night|       
                                     Tis the yeares Midnight and it is the dayes                                   
Compu        B7.63, ff. 43v        HE      The Computation                                                       
                                     ffor the first Twenty yeares since yesterdaye                                 
Dissol       B7.64, ff. 43v-44r    HE      The Dissolution                                                       
                                     Shees Dead, and all wch. Dye                                                 
Witch        B7.65, ff. 44v        HE      Witchcrafte by A Picture                                              
                                     I fix mine eye on thine, and there                                             
Jet          B7.66, ff. 44v-45r    HE      A Jeate B->Ringe sente|                                                  
                                     Thou art not so black as my hart                                              
LovExch      B7.67, ff. 45r-46r    HE      Loues Exchange                                                        
                                     Loue any Divell else but you                                                  
Fever        B7.68, ff. 46r-v      HE      ffeuer|                                                               
                                     O doe not die for I shall hate                                                
Ind          B7.69, ff. 46v-47r    HE      The Indifferent                                                       
                                     I can love both faire and browne                                              
[bottom third of f. 47r is blank, except for CW: Valediction]           
ValName      B7.70, ff. 47v-48v    HE      Valediction of my name in the windowe                                 
                                     My name engrau'd herein                                                       
Air          B7.71, ff. 48v-49r    HE      Ayre and Angells                                                      
                                     Twice or thrise had I loved thee                                              
[bottom fourth of f. 49r is blank, except for CW: Loues]                
LovGrow      B7.72, ff. 49v        HE      Loues Growth                                                          
                                     I scarce beleeve my love to be so pure,                                       
Dream        B7.73, ff. 50r-v      HE      The Dreame                                                            
                                     Deare love for nothinge less then thee                                        
Prohib       B7.74, ff. 50v        HE      The Prohibition                                                       
                                     Take heede of lovinge mee                                                     
Anniv        B7.75, ff. 50v-51r    HE      The Anniuersarie                                                      
                                     All kings, and all their ffauourittes                                          
Damp         B7.76, ff. 51v        HE      The Dampe|                                                            
                                     When I am Dead, and Doctors know not why                                      
Relic        B7.77, ff. 52r-v      HE      The Relique|                                                          
                                     When my grave is broke vp againe                                              
NegLov       B7.78, ff. 52v        HE      Negatiue Loue                                                         
                                     I never stoop'd soe low as they                                               
ValWeep      B7.79, ff. 53r-v      HE      valediction of weepinge                                               
                                     Let me power forth                                                            
ValBook      B7.80, ff, 53v-54v    HE      A valediction of this Booke                                           
                                     Ile tell the now deare love what thou shalt doe                               
[bottom third of f. 54v is blank, except for CW: The]                   
Expir        B7.81, ff. 55r        HE      The Expiration                                                        
                                     Soe, soe, breake off this lust lamentinge kisse                               
Under        B7.82, ff. 55r-v      HE      Platonique Loue|                                                      
                                     I haue done one braver thinge                                                 
[bottom half of f. 55v is blank, except for CW: Some]                   
ConfL        B7.83, ff. 56r        HE      Omitted                                                               
                                     Some man vnworthy to be professor                                             
[bottom fifth of f. 56r is blank except for flourish & CW: Songes]      
Mess         B7.84, ff. 56v        HE      Songes wch: were made to certaine / Ayres wch: 
                                             were made before|      
                                     Send home my longe stray'd eyes to mee                           
SSweet       B7.85, ff. 57r        HE      Omitted                                                               
                                     Sweetest Loue I doe not goe for weariness of thee               
Bait         B7.86, ff. 57v        HE      Omitted                                                               
                                     Come live wth: mee, and be my love                                            
Hero         B7.87, ff. 58r        HE      Epigrammes|. / Hero and Leander                                       
                                     Both robb'd of aire, wee both lie on the grownd                               
Pyr          B7.88, ff. 58r        HE      Piramis and Thisby                                                    
                                     Two by themselves, each other, Loue and feare                                 
Niobe        B7.89, ff. 58r        HE      Niobe|                                                                
                                     By Childrens birth, and death I am become                                     
Ship         B7.90, ff. 58r        HE      A burunt Shippe|                                                      
                                     Out of a fired shipp wch by noe waye                                          
Wall         B7.91, ff. 58r        HE      ffall of a walle                                                      
                                     Vnder an vnderminde, and shott bruized wall                                   
Beggar       B7.92, ff. 58v        HE      A Lame Beggar                                                         
                                     I am vnable yonder Begger Cryes                                               
Licent       B7.93, ff. 58v        HE      A Licentious person                                                   
                                     Thy skinns, and hayre maye no man equall call                                 
Antiq        B7.94, ff. 58v        HE      Antiquarie                                                            
                                     If in his Study he haue so much care                                          
Merc         B7.95, ff. 58v        HE      Mercurius Gallo Belgicus                                              
                                     Like AE%Lsops fellow slaues, O Mercury                                          
Phrine       B7.96, ff. 58v        HE      Phrine                                                                
                                     Thy flatteringe picture, Phrine, is like thee                                 
Philo        B7.97, ff. 59r        HE      An obscure Writer                                                     
                                     Philo wth. twelve yeare study hath beene greiu'd                               
Klock        B7.98, ff. 59r        HE      Omitted                                                               
                                     Klockius so deeply hath sworne nere to come                                   
Martial      B7.99, ff. 59r        HE      Randerus                                                              
                                     Why this man gelded Martial I muse                                            
EpLin        B7.100, ff. 59r-60v   HE      Epithalamion made at / Lincolnes Inn|.                                
                                     The Sun-beames in the East are spred                                          
Eclog        B7.101, ff. 61r-65v   HE      Eclogue / Inducinge an Epithalamion at the / Marriage 
                                             of the: E: of S:|
                                     vnseasonable man statue of Ice
[bottom fourth of f. 65v is blank, except for CW: Paradoxes]            
             B7.102, ff. 66r-v     HE      Paradoxes / That all things kill themselues                           
                                    To affect, yea to effect their owne deathes, all liueinge are 
             B7.103, ff. 66v-67r   HE      That woemen ought to paint themselues|.                               
                                    ffowleness is loathsome, can that be soe too wch: helpes it?                  
             B7.104, ff. 67r-68r   HE      That olde men are more fantastique| / then younge|                    
                                    Who reades this Paradoxe but thinckes me more                                 
             B7.105, ff. 68r-69r   HE      That Nature is our worst / Guide|.                                    
                                    Shall shee be guide to all Creatures wch: is herself one?                     
             B7.106, ff. 69r-v     HE      That only Cowards dare dye|.                                          
                                    Extreames are equally remou'd from the meane, soe that                        
             B7.107, ff. 69v-70v   HE      That the guiftes of the body are better then / the 
                                            guifts of the minde or fortune|
                                    I saye againe that the body makes the minde, not that                         
             B7.108, ff. 71r-72r   HE      That a wise man is knowne by / much laughinge|                        
                                    Ride si sapis o puella ride. If thou beest wise laugh                         
             B7.109, ff. 72r-v     HE      That Good is more com%Mon / then euill                                
                                   I have not beene so pittifully tired wth any vanatie, as                      
             B7.110, ff. 72v-73v   HE      That by discord things increase                                       
                                    So I asseuer this the more boldly because whilest I                           
             B7.111, ff. 73v-74r   HE      That it is possible to find some vertue / in some 
                                    I am not of sear'd impudency that I dare Defame woe= / men                       
[bottom third of f. 74r is blank, except for CW: Probleme 1]            
             B7.112, ff. 74v       HE      Probleme. 1                                                           
                                    Why are Courtiers sooner Atheistes then men of                                
             B7.113, ff. 74v-75r   HE      2th                                                                   
                                    Why doth Sr: W: R: write the history of these                                 
             B7.114, ff. 75r       HE      3th                                                                   
                                    Why doe greate men choose of all Dependantes to                                
             B7.115, ff. 75r       HE      4th                                                                   
                                    Why doth not gould soyle the ffingers? Doth it                                
             B7.116, ff. 75v       HE      5th                                                                   
                                    Why dye nowe for love now? because woemen are                                 
             B7.117, ff. 75v-76r   HE      6th                                                                   
                                    Why do yonge laye-men so much study divinity?                                 
             B7.118, ff. 76r-v     HE      7th.                                                                  
                                    Why hath the Com%Mon opinion afforded woemen soules?                          
             B7.119, ff. 76v-77r   HE      8th / why are the fairest falsest?                                    
                                    I meane not of false Alcumy Beauty, for then the                              
             B7.120, ff. 77r-78r   HE      9th / Why haue Bastards best fortunes                                 
                                    Bacause fortune herselfe is a whore But such are                              
             B7.121, ff. 78r       HE      10th / why Puritans make longest Sermons                              
                                    It needs not for perspicuousnes, for God knowes they                           
             B7.122, ff. 78r-79r   HE      11 / Why doth the Poxe soe much affect / to vndermine the Nose        
                                    Paracelsus perchaunce sayes true, that every disease                          
             B7.123, ff. 79r       HE      12th / Why doe woemen delight soe much / in ffeathers                 
                                    They thinck that ffeathers imitate winges, soe show                           
             B7.124, ff. 79r-v     HE      13th / Why are States men most / incredulous                          
                                    Are they all wise enough to follow their excellent                            
             B7.125, ff. 80r-v     HE      Why Venus Starr only doth / cast a Shaddowe|                          
                                    Is it because it is nearer the earth? But they whose                          
             B7.126, ff. 80v-81r   HE      Why is venus Starr Multi-nominous / called both 
                                            Hesperus, and vesper.|
                                    The Moone hath as many names, but not that as                             
             B7.127, ff. 81r-v     HE      Why are newe Officers least / oppressinge|?                          
                                    Must the olde Proverbe, That olde Dogges bite sonest;                         
             B7.128, ff. 82r       HE      Why is there more varietie of Greene / then of other 
                                    It is because it is the ffigure of youth wherein nature                       
[bottom half of f. 82r is blank; f. 82v is completely blank]                                            
Lit          B7.129, ff. 83r-88r   HE      A Letanie                                                             
                                     ffather of Heaven, and him by whom                                            
GoodF        B7.130, ff. 88r-v     HE      Good Friday / Made as I was ridinge westward / that daye              
                                     Let mans soule be a spere, and then in this                                   
Cross        B7.131, ff. 89r-90r   HE      of the Crosse                                                         
                                     Since Christ embrac'd the Cross it selfe, dare I                              
Res          B7.132, ff. 90r-v     HE      Resurrection. [large space] imperfect                                     
                                     Sleepe, sleepe, old Sunn, thou canst not haue repast                          
Christ       B7.133, ff. 90v-91r   HE      A Hymne to: Christ.                                                   
                                     In what torne shipp soever I embarck                                          
[bottom half of f. 91r is blank, except for CW: To Christ]              
Father       B7.134, ff. 91v       HE      To Christ [stanzas 2&3 reverse order]                                                             
                                     Wilt thou forgive that sinn where I begann                                    
[bottom fourth/fifth of f. 91v is blank, except for CW: Infinitati]     
Metem        B7.135, ff. 92r-102r  HE      Infinitati Sacram. 160. Augusti / 1601 / 
                                             Metempsychosis / Poema Satyricon / Epistle
                                     I singe the Progresse of a deathless Soule
[bottom third of f. 92v is blank, except for CW: ffirst] 
Corona       B7.136, ff. 102v-104r HE      Diuine Poems / La Corona                                              
                                     Deigne at my hand this Crowne of prayre, and praise                           
HSDue        B7.137, ff. 104r-v    HE      Omitted                                                               
                                     As due by many titles I resigne                                               
HSBlack      B7.138, ff. 104v      HE      Omitted                                                               
                                     Oh my black soule, thou now art summoned                                      
HSScene      B7.139, ff. 104v-105r HE      Omitted                                                               
                                     This is my playes last scene, Here heau'ns appoynt                            
HSRound      B7.140, ff. 105r      HE      Omitted                                                               
                                     At the round Earthes imagin'd Corners blowe                                   
HSMin        B7.141, ff. 105r-v    HE      Omitted                                                               
                                     If poysonous Mineralls, and if that Tree                                      
HSDeath      B7.142, ff. 105v      HE      Omitted                                                               
                                     Death be not proud, though som%Me hath called thee                            
HSSpit       B7.143, ff. 105v-106r HE      Omitted                                                             
                                     Spitt in my face, yee Iewes, and peirce my side                               
HSWhy        B7.144, ff. 106r      HE      Omitted                                                               
                                     Why are wee all Creatures waited on?                                          
HSWhat       B7.145, ff. 106r-v    HE      Omitted                                                               
                                     What if this present were the worlds last night                               
HSBatter     B7.146, ff. 106v      HE      Omitted                                                               
                                     Batter my hart three person'd God for you                                     
HSWilt       B7.147, ff. 106v-107r HE      Omitted                                                               
                                     Wilt thou love God, as hee thee, then digest                                  
HSPart       B7.148, ff. 107r      HE      Omitted                                                               
                                     ffather, part of his double Interest                                          
[bottom fifth of f. 107r is blank, except for CW: Epistle]              
[f. 107v completely blank]                                              
Ham          B7.149, ff. 108r      HE      Epistle: >>Epistle|<<                                                               
                                     Sr: / I presume yow rather trye what yow can doe in 
[bottom half of 108r is blank, except for SS: ID & CW: A Hymne]         
Ham          B7.150, ff. 108v-109r HE      A Hymne to the Saincts, and / to Marquis Hambleton / 
                                             >>The Lady *um**<<                   
                                     Whether that soule wch now comes vnto yow                                     
[bottom half of f. 109r is blank, except for SS: ID]                    
             B7.151, ff. 109v      HE      Omitted                                                               
                                    Had shee a glasse, & fear'd the fire,

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