In left-to-right order, each item listed below is identified by (a) its Donne Variorum short form (nc = 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.
ff. 1-39 Noncanonical material written in Greek, except for some Latin headings. f. 39v blank nc B40.1 ff. 40-44v HE Chroysts Kirke on the greene Was never in Scotland heard nor sene nc B40.2 f. 45 HE om Ther was a fayre faulcon broke out of a mewe nc B40.3 f. 45 HE The powte's complaint. [Note: a pout is a fish] Com%Me brethern[sic] of the water And lett vs nowe assemble nc B40.4 f. 45v HE om Noe vagabunduli sae%Lti & iucunduli taca tar taca tar tino. nc B40.5 f. 45v HE om Twelue sortes of cakes my wife allowe's And bake's me not a dish nc B40.6 ff. 46-55v HE Iter Boreale Quid mihi cum Musis? quid cum Borealibus oris? ff. 56-57v A list or table of contents, some ciphering, and some unrelated phrases. Beal notes that ff. 57-137v comprise an independent miscellany, including 50 Donne poems, within a composite volume. Sat3 B40.7 ff. 58-59 HE A Satire. [colon-like dots directly under period] Kind pitty choakes my spleene, braue scorne for bidds Sat4 B40.8 ff. 59v-62v HE om Well; I maye now receyue, and die; my sinn Sat5 B40.9 ff. 63-64 HE A. Satire. 3: Thou shalt not Laughe in this leafe Muse, nor they Sat2 B40.10 ff. 64v-66 HE om Sr thoughe (I thanke god for it) I doe hate ElBrac B40.11 ff. 66-67v HE Elegie. 1o. Not that in Couller it was like thie Hayre, nc B40.12 ff. 68-69v HE A Satire: to Sr Nicholas Smith: 1602.| Sleepe, next Society, and true ffrindshipp, Sat1 B40.13 ff. 70-72 HE Satyra Away thou fondling Motley Humorist ff. 72-74 [more ciphering on otherwise blank leaves] nc B40.14 f. 74v HE The occation of the wrightinge viz%M| Pietie and Truth in whom soeuer makes vnitie, and vnitie [prose] nc B40.15 ff. 75-79v HE om Each Woman is A Breefe of Womankind [marginal glosses throughout] nc B40.16 f. 79v HE The method| ffirst of Mariage, and the effect thereof, Children. [prose] nc B40.17 f. 80r-v HE A verie woman [flourish] Woman is A Dowbak'd man, or shee mente [prose] nc B40.18 ff. 80v-81 HE [wr. in black-letter style] Her next parte [flourish] Her Lightnes getts her to swim at Topp of the Table, [prose] nc B40.19 f. 81r-v HE [wr. in black-letter style] A good woman [flourish] A good Woman is A comfort like [sic]aman, Shee lackes [flourish] nc B40.20 f. 81v HE The Epitath[sic] to Mr Cver:r[sic] wife.| The Spann of my Daies measur'd, hear I rest, ElComp B40.21 f. 82r-v HE Eligia .2. As the Sweet sweate of Roses in a still ElPerf B40.22 f. 83r-v HE Elegi. 3.th[sic] Once, and but Once, found in thie companie, ElChange B40.23 f. 84 HE Elegia 4o. Althoughe thie hand, and ffaith, and good workes to, ElWar B40.24 ff. 84v-85 HE Eligi .5. Till I haue peace wth thee, warr other men, ElBed B40.25 f. 85r-v HE Elegia .6. Come Maddam come. All rest my powers defie, ElAut B40.26 f. 86r-v HE Widdow Her: / I D. Noe Spring, nor Sum%Mer Beautie hath such grace nc B40.27 ff. 87-90v HE Bash. I know not how it comes to passe nc B40.28 ff. 90v-91 HE Lenuoy My Masters all that reed this Rime ff. 91v-94v[renumbered 93v] blank, except for some scattered ciphering. The original f. 92r-v is missing, and the ms. is renumbered from f. 93 onward. nc B40.29 f. 94 HE Verses upo%M / Bp Fletcher, who / maried a Woman / of il Fame. If any aske what Tarquin went to marrie nc B40.30 f. 94 HE Fletcher Bp / of London It was a question in Harroldrie, ["I" embedded in profile of man's head--perhaps Bishop Fletcher's] nc B40.31 f. 94v HE om A Mistres Aturney Scorning long to brooke Storm B40.32 ff. 95-96 HE A Storme:.: Thou, wch arte I, (t'is nothing to be soe[missing] Calm B40.33 f. 96r-v HE A Calme:. Our Storme is paste, And that stormes tiran%Mous rage ElAnag B40.34 f. 97r-v HE Elegie Marry and Loue thie Flauia, for shee RWThird B40.35 f. 98r-v HE To Mr Rowland Wodward.| Like one, Who in her third Widdowhood doth professe HWNews B40.36 ff. 98v-99 HE To Sr Henrie Wootton[flourish]. Heare is noe >%Vmore< newes then vertue: I may as well
tellnc B40.37 ff. 99v-100 HE om; ascribed to I:R: Deare Loue, contynue nice and Chast ConfL B40.38 f. 100 HE om Som%Me man vnworthie to be possessour f. 100v blank nc B40.39 f. 101 HE om Wonder of Beautie, Goddesse of my sence, nc B40.40 f. 101 HE om ffaire eies doe not thinke scorne to reed of Loue, nc B40.41 f. 101v HE om; ascribed to Sr Thomas Roe. I can noe more resist nor yett subdue nc B40.42 f. 102 HE An Epistle. To Mr Ben: Iohnson. Ia: 6: 1603. The state, and mens affaiers, are the best plaies nc B40.43 f. 102v HE Another Epistle to Mr Ben: Ionson[flourish] No: 9. 1603. If great men wronge me, I will spare my self; nc B40.44 f. 103r-v HE An Elegie to Mris Boulstred: 1602. [ascribed to I:R] Shall I goe force an Elegie? abuse nc B40.45 f. 104r-v HE An Elegie. To S.r Tho: Roe |1603. Tell her, if shee to hiered seruantes shew nc B40.46 f. 104v HE Elegia. [flourish] True Loue tindes witt, but he whose witt doth moue nc B40.47 f. 105r-v HE An Elegie.| Come ffates, I feare you not, all whome I owe Leg B40.48 f. 106 HE Legacie When I died last, (and deare I die Broken B40.49 f. 106v HE Elegie|Broken Hart| He is Starke madd whoe euer saies nc B40.50 f. 107 HE om Absence, heare thou *my protestation Twick B40.51 f. 107v HE Twittnam Garden. Blasted wth sighes and surrounded wth teares GoodM B40.52 f. 108 HE The Good Morrow. I wonder by my troth what thou, and I Curse B40.53 f. 108v HE The Curss.| Whoe euer guesses, thinkes, or dreames he knowes LovAlch B40.54 f. 109 HE Mummy or Alchymy Some that haue deeper digg'd Loues myne then I Break B40.55 f. 109v HE Breake of Daye. T'is true, t'is daie; what thoughe it bee SunRis B40.56 f. 110 HE Sunn Riseing Busie old foole, vnrulie Sunn Lect B40.57 f. 110v HE Loues lecture vpon the shaddow. Stand still, and I will read to thee Triple B40.58 f. 111 HE The Triple ffoole. I am two fooles I know Image B40.59 f. 111v HE Elegie Image of Her whome I loue, more then shee, LovDiet B40.60 f. 112 HE Loues diett To what a cumbersom vnwildines [sp:sic] ValMourn B40.61 f. 112v HE Elegie As vertuous men passe mildlie awaie, Mark B40.62 f. 113r-v HE An Elegie vppon the death of the La: Markam.| Man is the world, and death the Ocean BedfShe B40.63 f. 114r-v HE An Elegie to the La: Bedford. You that are shee, and you, that's double shee BedfReas B40.64 ff. 114v-15 HE Another to the / Countis of Bed: Maddam /Reason is our soules Lefte hand; faith her Right BoulRec B40.65 ff. 115v-16v HE An elegie vppon the death of Mris Bulstred. Death I recant, and saie, vnsaied by me BoulNar B40.66 f. 117r-v HE Another Elegie vpon the death of Mris Bowlstred Language, thou arte to narrow, and to weake ElServe B40.67 f. 118r-v HE Elegiae%L. Oh, lett >%Vnot< me serue soe, as those men serue Will B40.68 f. 119r-v HE L%+oues W%+ill Before I sigh my last gaspe, Lett me breath [third stanza inserted below SS; looks scribal, but different pen] nc B40.69 f. 120r-v HE To the Countess of Rutland. Maddam /So maie my verses pleasing bee ElExpost B40.70 f. 121r-v HE Elegie To make the doubt cleare, that noe woman's true SGo B40.71 f. 122 HE A Songe. Goe and catch a falling starr LovDeity B40.72 f. 122v HE L%+oues Dietie[sp:sic] I long to talke wth some ould lovers ghoste Fun B40.73 f. 123 HE The Funerall. Who euer comes to shrow'd me do not harme LovUsury B40.74 f. 123v HE Loues vsurie ffor euerie houre that thou willt spare me now Flea B40.75 f. 124 HE om Marke but this fflea, and marke in this Commun B40.76 f. 124v HE om Good wee must loue, and must hate ill WomCon B40.77 f. 125 HE Womans Constancy Now thou hast lou'd me one whole daie Dream B40.78 f. 125v HE Dreame [ascribed to I: D: in LM at l. 1] Deare Loue for nothing lesse then thee ValWeep B40.79 f. 126 HE A valediction L%+ett me powre forth Fever B40.80 f. 126v HE Of a feuer. Oh doe not Die for I shall hate Para B40.81 f. 127 HE om Noe louer saith I loue, nor any other nc B40.82 f. 127v HE To Sicknes. Whie Disease dost thou molest nc B40.83 f. 128 HE om A ffine yong priest of kin to ffrier ffrapper nc B40.84 f. 128v HE om A Taylor thought a man of vpright dealing nc B40.85 f. 129r-v HE om Vnto that Sparkling witt, that spirett of ffier, nc B40.86 f. 130 HE om [LM]Dedalus. There hath beene one that Stroue gainst natures powre f. 130v blank nc B40.87 ff. 131-33v HE The Remedie of Loue. [roman] When Loue did read the Title of my booke nc B40.88 ff. 134-36v HE The Second parte of the Remedie of Loue. Hitherto haue I breath'd, now will I bring ff. 137-73v no Donne material in this section