First-Line Index to the 1669 Edition of Poems, by J.D.

Donne Variorum siglum G

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) its location in the artifact (by folio or page nos.).


To the Right Honourable William, Lord Craven                                         A3-A4
Hexastichon Bibliopolae ["I seen in his last"]                                       A4v
Hexastichon ad Bibliopelam. / Incerti
            ["In thy Impression of Donne"]                                           A4v
noncan    To John Donne ["Donne, the delight of Phoebus"]                            A4v
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"]                           004-5
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"]                                 010-11
LovInf    Lovers' Infiniteness ["If yet I have not all thy love"]                    011-12
SSweet    Song ["Sweetest love, I do not go"]                                        012-13
Leg       The Legacy ["When I died last"]                                            014
Feaver    A Feaver ["Oh do not die"]                                                 015-16
Air       Air and Angels ["Twice or thrice had I loved"]                             016-17
Break     Break of Day ["'Tis true, 'tis day"]                                       017
Anniv     The Anniversary ["All kings and all their favorites"]                      018-19
ValName   A Valediction of my Name in the Window ["My name engraved herein"]         019-22
Twick     Twickenham garden ["Blasted with sighs and surrounded with tears"]         022-23
ValBook   A Valediction of the Book ["I'll tell thee now"]                           023-25
Commun    Community ["Good we must love"]                                            025-26
LovGrow   Love's Growth ["I scarce believe my love to be so pure"]                   026-27
LovExch   Love's Exchange ["Love, any devil else but you"]                           027-28
ConfL     Confined Love ["Some man unworthy"]                                        028-29
Dream     The Dream ["Dear love, for nothing less"]                                  029-30
ValWeep   A Valediction of Weeping ["Let me pour forth"]                             030-31
LovAlch   Love's Alchemy ["Some that have deeper digged"]                            031-32
Curse     The Curse ["Whoever guesses, thinks, or dreams"]                           032-33
Mess      The Message ["Send home my long strayed eyes"]                             033-34
Noct      A Nocturnal upon St. Lucy's Day ["'Tis the year's midnight"]               034-36
Witch     Witchcraft by a Picture ["I fix mine eye on thine"]                        036
Bait      The Bait ["Come live with me"]                                             036-37
Appar     The Apparition ["When by thy scorn"]                                       037-38
Broken    The Broken Heart ["He is stark mad"]                                       038-39
ValMourn  A Valediction Forbidding Mourning  
               ["As virtuous men pass mildly away"]                                  039-40
Ecst      The Ecstasy ["Where, like a pillow on a bed"]                              041-43
LovDeity  Love's Deity ["I long to talk with some old"]                              043-44
LovDiet   Love's Diet ["To what a cumbersome unwieldiness"]                          044-45
Will      The Will ["Before I sigh my last gasp"]                                    045-47
Fun       The Funeral ["Whoever comes to shroud me"]                                 047-48
Blos      The Blossom ["Little thinkest thou"]                                       048-49
Prim      The Primrose ["Upon this primrose hill"]                                   049-50
Relic     The Relic ["When my grave is broke up again"]                              050-51
Damp      The Damp ["When I am dead"]                                                051-52
Dissol    The Dissolution ["She is dead"]                                            052-53
Jet       A Jet Ring Sent ["Thou art not so black"]                                  053
NegLov    Negative Love ["I never stooped so low"]                                   054
Prohib    The Prohibition ["Take heed of loving me"]                                 054-55
Expir     The Expiration ["So, so, break off"]                                       055
Compu     The Computation ["For the first twenty years"]                             056
Para      The Paradox ["No lover saith, I love"]                                     056-57
noncan    Song ["Soules joy, now I am gone"]                                         057
Fare      Farewell to Love ["Whilst yet to prove"]                                   058-59
noncan    Song ["Deare Love continue nice and chaste"]                               059-60
Lect      A Lecture upon the Shadow ["Stand still and I will read"]                  060-61
[The end of the Songs and Sonets.]
EPIGRAMS
Hero      Hero and Leander ["Both robbed of air"]                                    062
Pyr       Pyramus and Thisbe ["Two by themselves each other"]                        062
Niobe     Niobe ["By children's birth and death"]                                    062
Ship      A Burnt Ship ["Out of a fired ship"]                                       062
Wall      Fall of a Wall ["Under an undermined and shot-bruised wall"]               063
Beggar    A Lame Beggar ["I am unable, yonder beggar cries"]                         063
SelfAc    A Self Accuser ["Your mistress, that you follow whores"]                   063
Licent    A Licentious Person ["Thy sins and hairs"]                                 063
Antiq     Antiquary ["If in his study"]                                              063
Disinher  Disinherited ["Thy father all from thee"]                                  063
Phrine    Phrine ["Thy flattering picture, Phrine"]                                  064
Philo     An Obscure Writer ["Philo with twelve years' study"]                       064
Klock     Klockius ["Klockius so deeply hath sworn"]                                 064
Martial   Raderus ["Why this man gelded Martial"]                                    064
Merc      Mercurius Gallo-Belgicus ["Like Aesop's fellow slaves"]                    064
Ralph     Ralphius ["Compassion in the world again is bred"]                         064
[The end of the Epigrams.]
ELEGIES
ElJeal    Jealosy ["Fond woman which would'st have thy husband die"]                 065-66
ElAnag    The Anagram ["Marry and love thy Flavia"]                                  066-68
ElChange  Change ["Although thy hand and faith"]                                     068-69
ElPerf    The Perfume ["Once and but once found in thy company"]                     069-71
ElPict    His Picture ["Here take my picture"]                                       071-72
ElServe   "Oh, let me not serve so"                                                  072-73
ElNat     "Nature's lay idiot"                                                       073-74
ElComp    The Comparison ["As the sweet sweat of roses in a still"]                  074-76
ElAut     The Autumnal ["No spring nor summer beauty"]                               076-77
Image     "Image of her whom I love"                                                 078
BoulNar   Elegy upon the Death of Mrs. Boulstred  
              ["Language thou art too narrow"]                                       079-80
ElBrac    The Bracelet ["Not that in color it was like thy hair"]                    081-84
noncan    ELEG. XIII. ["Come, Fates; I feare you not. All whom I owe"]               084-86
ElPart    His Parting From Her ["Since she must go"]                                 086-89
Julia     ELEG.XV. / Julia. ["Harke newes, o envy"]                                  089-90
Citizen   ELEG.XVI. ["I%+ Sing no harm good sooth for any wight,"]                   090-92
ElExpost  The Expostulation ["To make the doubt clear"]                              092-94
ElProg  Love's Progress ["Whoever loves, if he do not propose"]                      094-97
ElBed   Going to Bed ["Come, Madam, come"]                                           097-99
[The end of the Elegies.]
EPITHALAMIONS, / OR, / MARRIAGE SONGS.
EpEliz    An Epithalamion . . . on the Lady Elizabeth ["Hail, Bishop Valentine"]     100-04
Eclog     Eclogue at the Marriage of the Earl of Sommerset 
              ["Unseasonable man, statue of ice"]                                    105-14
EpLin     Epithalamion Made at Lincoln's Inn ["The sunbeams in the east"]            114-17
[The end of the Epithalamions, or / Marriage Songs.]
SATYRES.
Sat1      "Away thou fondling motley humorist"                                       118-21
Sat2      "Sir, though (I thank God for it) I do hate"                               121-24
Sat3      "Kind pity chokes my spleen"                                               125-28
Sat4      "Well, I may now receive and die"                                          129-35
Sat5      "Thou shalt not laugh in this leaf, Muse"                                  135-38
noncan    Satyre VI. ["Sleep next, Society"]                                         138-42
noncan    Satyre VII. ["Men write that love and reason disagree"]                     142-43
[The end of the Satyres.]
LETTERS / TO SEVERALL / PERSONAGES.
Storm     The Storm ["Thou which art I"]                                             144-46
Calm      The Calm ["Our storm is past"]                                             146-48
HWKiss    To Sir Henry Wotton ["Sir, more then kisses"]                              148-50
HG        To Sr. Henry Goodyere ["Who makes the past a pattern"]                     150-52
RWThird   To Mr. R. W. ["Like one who in her third widdowhood"]                      152-53
HWNews    To Sir Henry Wotton ["Here's no more news"]                                154-55
BedfReas  To the Countess of Bedford ["Reason is our soul's left hand"]              155-56
BedfRef   To the Countess of Bedford ["You have refined me"]                         156-59
EdHerb    To Sir Edward Herbert ["Man is a lump"]                                    159-60
BedfWrit  To the Countess of Bedford ["To have written then"]                        160-63
BedfTwi   To the Countess of Bedford: On New-Year's Day 
              ["This twilight of two years"]                                         163-65
HuntMan   To the Countess of Huntingdon ["Man to God's image"]                       166-68

TWHail    To Mr. T. W. ["All hail sweet poet"]                                       168-69
TWHarsh   To Mr. T. W. ["Haste thee harsh verse"]                                    169-70
TWPreg    To Mr. T. W. ["Pregnant again"]                                            170
TWHence   To Mr. T. W. ["At once from hence"]                                        171
CB        To Mr. C. B. ["Thy friend whom thy deserts"]                               171-72
SB        To Mr. S. B. ["O thou which to search"]                                    172
BB        To Mr. B.B.  ["Is not thy sacred hunger"]                                  172-73
RWSlumb   To Mr. R. W. ["If as mine is thy life a slumber be"]                       173-74
ILRoll    To Mr. I.L.  ["Of that short roll"]                                        174-75
ILBlest   To Mr. I.L.  ["Blest are your north parts"]                                175-76
ED        To E. of D. with Six Holy Sonnets ["See, Sir, how as the sun's"]           176
HWVenice  To Sir H. W. at his Going Ambassador to Venice  
               ["After those reverend papers"]                                       176-78
MHPaper   To Mrs. M. H. ["Mad paper stay"]                                           178-80
BedfHon   To the Countess of Bedford ["Honor is so sublime"]                         180-82
HuntUn    To the Countess of Huntington ["That unripe side of earth"]                182-86
noncan    A dialogue between Sr. Henry Wotton and Mr. Donne
               ["If her distaine least change"]                                      186-87
BedfDead  To the Countess of Bedford. Begun in France
               ["Though I be dead and buried"]                                       187-88
Carey     A Letter to the Lady Carey, & Mrs. Essex Rich
               ["Here where by all"]                                                 188-91
Sal       To the Countess of Salisbury, August. 1614. ["Faire, great, and good"]     191-93
BedfShe   To the Lady Bedford ["You that are she"]                                   193-95
Sappho    Sapho to Philanis ["Where is that holy fire"]                              195-97
noncan    To Ben Johnson, 6 Jan. 1603 ["The State and mens affaires"]                197-98
noncan    To Ben Johnson, 9. Novembrie,1603 ["If great men wrong me"]                198-99
noncan    To Sir Tho. Rowe. 1603. ["Tell her if she to hired sevants"]               199-200
[The end of the Letters.]
Praise    To the Praise of the Dead and the Anatomy (by Joseph Hall)
               ["Well died the world"]                                               201-02
FirAn     The First Anniversary. An Anatomy of the World 
               ["When that rich soul"]                                               202-17
FunEl     A Funeral Elegy ["Tis lost to trust a tomb"]                               217-20
Harb      The Harbinger to the Progress (by Joseph Hall)                             221-22
SecAn     The Second Anniversary.  Of the Progress of the Soul                       223-38
EPICEDES AND OBSEQUIES / Upon The deaths of sundry Personages
Henry     Elegy on the untimely Death of . . . Prince Henry 
               ["Look to me, Faith"]                                                 239-42
Har (ltr) To the Countess of Bedford ["I have learned"]                              242-43
Har       Obsequies to the Lord Harrington ["Fair soul, which wast not only"]        243-51
Mark      Elegy on the Lady Markham ["Man is the world"]                             251-52
BoulRec   Elegy on Mistris Boulstred ["Death, I recant"]                             253-55
ElFatal   Elegy on His Mistress ["By our first strange and fatal interview"]         255-57
BedfCab   On Himself ["My Fortune and my choice"]                                    257
BedfCab   Elegie ["That I might make your cabinet"]                                  257-58
noncan    Elegy on Mistris Boulstred ["Death be not proud, thy hand"]                258-59
Sorrow    Elegia ["Sorrow, who to this house"]                                       259-60
[The end of Funeral Elegies.]
Coryat    Upon Mr. Thomas Coryat's Crudities ["Oh to what height"]                   260-63
Token     Sonnet. The Token ["Send me some token"]                                   263
LETTERS    [prose, except Libro]
HEN. GOODEERE  ["Etiam vulgari lingua"]                                              264-65
Libro     De Libro Cum Mutuaretur 
              ["Doctissimo Amicissimoque v. D. D. Andrews"]                          266
To Sir H.G.   ["I send not"]                                                         267-68
To Sir H.G.   ["Sir, / Nature hath made"]                                            269-71
To the La.G.  ["MADAME, / I am not come"]                                            271
To my honour'd friend G.G. Esquier. ["SIR. / Neither your letters"]                  272-73
To my honour'd friend G.G. Esquier. ["SIR, / I should not onely"]                    273-74
To my honour'd friend G.G. Esquier. ["SIR, / This advantage you"]                    274-75
To Sir H.G.   ["SIR, / This Tuesday morning"]                                        275-77
To Sir H.G.   ["SIR, / In the history or stile"]                                     277-78
To Sir H.G.   ["SIR, / It should bee no"]                                            279-81
To the Countesses of Bedford.  ["Happiest and worthiest Lady"]                       281
To Sir H.G.   ["SIR, / Because I am in a place"]                                     282-83
To Sir H.G.   ["SIR, / I hope you are now well"]                                     283-85
[The end of the Letters.]
Metem    INFINITATI SACRVM / 16 August 1601 / METEMPSYSOSIS
Metem epistle ["Others at the Porches"]                                              286-87
         THE / PROGRESS/ OF THE SOVLE. ["I sing the progress"]                       288-310
[The end of the Progress of the Soul.]
HOLY SONNETS.  [page header is Divine Poems]
Cor1       La Corona ["Deign at my hands"]                                           310-11
Cor2       Annunciation ["Salvation to all that will is nigh"]                       311
Cor3       Nativity ["Immensity cloistered in thy dear womb"]                        311-12
Cor4       Temple ["With his kind mother who partakes thy woe"]                      312
Cor5       Crucifying ["By miracles exceeding power of man"]                         312-13
Cor6       Resurrection ["Moist with one drop of thy blood"]                         313
Cor7       Ascension ["Salute the last and everlasting day"]                         313-14
[Holy Sonnets.]
HSMade    "Thou hast made me"                                                        314
HSDue     "As due by many titles"                                                    314-15
HSSighs   "O might those sighs"                                                      315
HSBlack   "O my black soul"                                                          315-16
HSLittle  "I am a little world"                                                      316
HSScene   "This is my play's last scene"                                             316-17
HSRound   "At the round earth's imagined corners"                                    317
HSSouls   "If faithful souls"                                                        317-18
HSMin     "If poisonous minerals"                                                    318
HSDeath   "Death be not proud"                                                       318
HSSpit    "Spit in my face"                                                          319
HSWhy     "Why are we by all creatures"                                              319
HSWhat    "What if this present"                                                     320
HSBatter  "Batter my heart"                                                          320
HSWilt    "Wilt thou love God"                                                       321
HSPart    "Father part of his double interest"                                       321
noncan    On the blessed Virgin Mary. ["In that, O Queene of Queenes"]               322
Cross     The Cross ["Since Christ embraced"]                                        322-22[24]
noncan    (Davison) Psalm 137. / I. ["B%+Y Euphrates flowry side"]                   322[24]-25[26]
Res       Resurrection imperfect ["Sleep, sleep, old sun"]                           325[27]-26[28]
Ham (ltr) To Sir Robert Carr ["I presume you rather trie"]                           326[28]
Ham       An Hymn to the Saints and to the Marquis Hamilton                
              ["Whether that soul which now comes"]                                  327[29]-28[30]
Annun     Upon the Annunciation and Passion ["Tamely frail body"]                    328[30]-29[31]
Goodf     Goodfriday, 1613. Riding Westward ["Let man's soul be a sphere"]           330[32]-31[33]
Lit       A Litany ["Father of heaven and him"]                                      331[33]-36[38]
    Printed page numbers skip from 336 to 377.                                       377[39]-82[44]
Sidney    Upon the Translation of the Psalms by Sir Philip Sidney 
              ["Eternal God, (for whom who ever dare...)"]                           382[44]-83[45]
noncan    Ode ["Vengeance will sit above our faults"]                                384[46]
Tilman    To Mr. Tilman After He Had Taken Orders  
               ["Thou whose diviner soul"]                                           384[46]-86[48]
Christ    A Hymn to Christ at the Author's Last Going into Germany 
               ["In what torn ship soever"]                                          386[48]-87[49]
noncan    On the Sacrament  ["He was the Word that spake it"]                        387[49]
Lam       The Lamentations of Jeremy ["How sits this city"]                          388[50]-92[54]
    Printed page numbers skip from 392 to 353.                                       353[55]-62[64]
Sickness  A Hymn to God My God, in My Sickness ["Since I am coming"]                 362[64]-63[65]
Father    A Hymn to God the Father ["Wilt thou forgive"]                             363[65]-64[66]
[The end of the Divine Poems.]
[Elegies upon the author.]
To the Memorie of My Ever Desired Friend Dr. Donne.
           ["To have liv'd eminent, in a degree"]                                    364[66]-66[68]
In obitum venerabilis viri Iohannis Donne
           ["Conquerar? ignavoque sequar tua funera planctu?"]                       366[68]-69[71]
On the death of Dr. Donne
           ["I cannot blame those men, that knew thee well"]                         370[72]
On Doctor Donne, by Doctor C.B. of O.
           ["Hee that would write an Epitaph for thee"]                              370[72]-71[73]
An Elegie upon the incomparable Dr. Donne
           ["All is not well, when such an one as I"]                                371[73]-73[75]
An Elegie upon Dr. Donne.
           ["Ovr Donne is dead; England should mourne"]                              373[75]-75[77]
Elegie on D.D.
           ["Now, by one yeare, time and our frailtie have"]                         375[77]-77[79]
On Dr. John Donne, late Deane of S. Paules, / London.
           ["Long since this taske of teares from you was due"]                      377[79]-79[81]
An Elegie upon the death of the Deane of Pauls,
    Dr. John Donne, by M. Tho. Carie.
           ["Can we not force from widdowed Poetry"]                                 380[82]-82[84]
An Elegie on D. Donne: By Sir Lucius Cary.
           ["Poets attend, the Elegie I sing"]                                       383[85]-85[87]
On Dr. Donnes death: by M Mayne of Christ- / church in Oxford.
           ["Who shall presume to mourne thee, Donne, unlesse"]                      386[88]-88[90]
Vpon Mr. J. Donne, and his Poems.
           ["Who dares say thou art dead, whe%M he doth see"]                        388[90]-90[92]
Epitaph upon D. Donne, by Endy. Porter.
           ["This decent Vrne a sad inscription weares"]                             390[92]-91[93]
In memory of Dr. Donne, by Mr. R.B.
           ["Donne dead? 'Tis here reported true, though I"]                         391[93]-94[96]
Epitaph.   ["Here lies Deane Donne"]                                                 394[96]

noncan    Newes from the very Countrey ["That it is a Frippery"]                     395[97]-96[98]
Amic      Amicissimo et Meritissimo Ben Jonson ["Quod arte ausus es hic tua"]        396[98]-97[99]
noncan    "AEvum sortiti sumus quo plane indoctis nihil turplus"                     397[99]-98[400]
noncan    Catalogus Librorum ["1. Nicolai Hill Angli, de sexu"]                      398[400]-401[03]
noncan    In Sacram Anchoram Piscatoris / G. Herbert ["Qvod Crux nequibat fixa"]     402[04]-03[05]
GHerb     To Mr. George Herbert With One of My Seals 
               ["Qui prius assuetus serpentum"]                                      404[06]
noncan    "A sheafe of Snakes used heretofore to be"                                   405[07]
noncan    "Ut primum per literas, eo quo solent ordine"                              406[08]-09[11]
Gaz       Translated out of Gazaeus ["God grant thee thine own wish"]                409[11]
noncan    To Lucy, Countesse of Bedford, / with M. Donnes Satyres
              ["Lvcy, you brightnesse of our Spheare"]                               410[12]
noncan    To John Donne ["Who shall doubt, Donne"]                                   411[13]
ElVar     Variety ["The heavens rejoice in motion"]                                  411[13]-14[16]
SelfL     Self Love ["He that cannot choose but love"]                               414[16]
[The End.]

Poems not included in 1669                                                          
AltVic    A Letter Written by Sir H. G. and J. D. Alternis Vicibus 
               ["Since every tree begins"] 
AutHook   Ad Autorem ["Non eget Hookerus"] 
AutJos    Ad Autorem ["Emendare cupis Joseph"] 
Cales     Cales and Guiana ["If you from spoil"] 
EG        To Mr. E. G. ["Even as lame things"] 
EgDD      Epigraph from Death's Duel ["Corporis haec animae"] 
Elegies: 
  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"]
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"
 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"]  
Stat      Stationes (from Devotions) ["Insultus morbi primus"] 
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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