First-Line Index to SP1
MS 49.B.43, St. Paul’s Cathedral (The St. Paul’s ms.)
Compiled March 23, 1992, by Ted Sherman
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.
Additional information: Foliation (added since Peter Beal’s Index of English Literary Manuscripts ) proofed by Gary A. Stringer, April 29, 1992.
On July 21, 2008 this index was updated to reflect the current foliation of the manuscript. (When the manuscript was rebound in the late 80s, the binder skipped a page and the DV index originally showed a f. 76a. The manuscript was since refoliated from f. 76, probably by librarian Jo Wisdom, the St. Paul’s librarian, to avoid confusion.)
Explanation of DV codes: %+ = preceding letter is a large cap; %> = “changed to” (by overwriting)
Sat1 SP1.1 ff. 8-9v HE Satira .1a. A%+waie thou Changling motley Humorist. Sat2 SP1.2 ff. 10-11v HE Satira .2a.| S%+.r (Thoughe I thanke God for it) I doe hate Sat3 SP1.3 ff. 12-13v HE Satyra .3a. K%+inde Pittie choakes my spleene: Brave skorne forbides Sat4 SP1.4 ff. 14-18r HE Satyra 4a W%+ell, I maie now receiue and die: My Sinne Sat5 SP1,5 ff. 18r-19v HE Satyra .5a.| Thou shalt not laughe in this leafe Muse, nor they f. 20r-v BLANK LEAF ElBrac SP1.6 ff. 21-23 HE Elegie. 1. N%+ot that in colour it was like thy haire, ElBed SP1.7 ff. 23-24 HE Elegie 2d.| C%+ome Madam, come, all rest my Powres defie, ElJeal SP1.8 ff. 24r-v HE Elegie .3d. ffond Woaman, which wouldst haue thy Husband die, ElAnag SP1.9 ff. 25-26r HE Elegie .4. M%+arrie, and loue thy fflavia, for shee ElChange SP1.10 ff. 26r-v HE Elegie .5.| A%+lthoughe thy hand, and fayth, and good workes to ElPerf SP1.11 ff. 26v-28r HE Elegie .6. O%+nce, and but once found in thy Companie. ElPict SP1.12 ff. 28r-v HE Elegie .7. H%+eere take my Picture, thoughe I bidd farewell. Sorrow SP1.13 ff. 28v-29r HE Elegie .8. S%+orrowe who to this House scarse knew the waye, ElServe SP1.14 ff. 29v-30v HE Elegie 9. O%+h! let mee not serve soe as those Men serve, ElWar SP1.15 ff. 30v-31v HE Elegie .10. T%+ill I haue Peace with thee, warre other Men ElFatal SP1.16 ff. 31v-32v HE Elegie 11 B%+y our first strang, and fatall Interveiwe, ElNat SP1.17 ff. 32v-33v HE Elegie. N%+atures laye-Ideott, I taught thee to love, ElProg SP1.18 ff. 33v-35v HE Elegie. On Loues Progresse| [several spaces between the two parts of the HE] W%+ho euer loues, if hee doe not propose Mark SP1.19 ff. 35v-37r HE Elegie. On the Ladie Markham M%+an is the world, and Death the Ocean BoulRec SP1.20 ff. 37r-38v HE Elegie. on Mrs Boulstred. D%+eath I recant, and saie, vnsaid by Mee ff. 38v[bottom half]--39v BLANK LEAVES TWHence SP1.21 ff. 40r HE An odd Letter. A%+t once from hence, my Lines and I depart, HWKiss SP1.22 ff. 40r-41v HE To Sr Henrie Wooton.| S%+r, more then Kisses, letters mingle Soules Storm SP1.23 ff. 41v-43r HE The Storme. To Mr Christopher Brooke T%+hou, which art I, (t'is nothing to bee soe,) Calm SP1.24 ff. 43r-44v HE The Calme. O%+ur Storme is past, and that Stormes tyrannous rage RWThird SP1.25 ff. 44v-45v HE To Mr Rowland Woodward Like one who in her third widdowhead doth profess HWNews SP1.26 ff. 45v-46r HE To Sr Henry Wooton Here is no more newes then vertue, I may as well HG SP1.27 ff. 46r-47v HE To Sr Henry Goodyere.| Who makes ye past, a paterne for next yeare EdHerb SP1.28 ff. 47v-48v HE To Sr Edward Herbert at Iulyers Man is a lumpe, where all beasts kneaded bee BedfReas SP1.29 ff. 48v-49v HE To the Countesse of Bedford.| Madame / Reason is our soules lefthand, faith her right BedfRef SP1.30 ff. 49v-51r HE To ye Countesse of Bedforde Madam. / Yo:w haue refinde me; And to worthiest things [bottom fifth of f. 44r blank except for large flourish] Carey SP1.31 ff. 51v-52v HE A letter to ye Ladie Carey and M:rs / Essex Rich from Amyens.| Madams / Here where by all, all Saintes mooved are Sal SP1.32 ff. 53r-54v HE To the Countess of Salisbury. Aug: 1614 ffaire, Greate, and good, since seeing yow; wee see Cor1-7 SP1.33 ff. 54v-57r HE Holy Sonnets / La Corona. Deigne at my hands this crowne of prayer and praise, HSDue SP1.34 ff. 57r HE Sonnett / 1 As due by many tithes, I resigne HSBlack SP1.35 ff. 57r-v HE 2 Oh my black soule, now thou art sommoned [CW: By] HSScene SP1.36 ff. 57v-58r HE 3 This is my plaies last Sceane, here heavens appoint HSRound SP1.37 ff. 58r HE 4 As the round earths imagind corners, blow HSMin SP1.38 ff. 58r-v HE 5 If poysonous mineralls, and if that tree [CW: Whose] HSDeath SP1.39 ff. 58v-59r HE 6. Death be not proud, though some have called thee HSSpit SP1.40 ff. 59r HE 7 Spitt in my face yow Iewes, and peirce my side HSWhy SP1.41 ff. 59r-v HE 8 Why are we by all creatures wayted on? HSWhat SP1.42 ff. 59v-60r HE 9 What if this present were the worlds last night? HSBatter SP1.43 ff. 60r HE 10. Batter my hart three persond God, for yo.w HSWilt SP1.44 ff. 60r-v HE 11 Wilt thou love god, as he thee, then digest HSPart SP1.45 ff. 60v HE 12 ffather, Part of his double interest Cross SP1.46 ff. 61r-62r HE The crosse Since Christ embraced the cross itself, dare I Annun SP1.47 ff. 62r-63r HE The anuntiation Tamely fraile body, abstaine today, today Lit SP1.48 ff. 63r-69r HE The Lettanie.| / The father. i. ffather of heaven, and him by whom Goodf SP1.49 ff. 69r-70r HE Good friday 1613. riding towards wales. Lett mans soule be a spheare, and then, in this ff. 70r [bottom 3/4s]--75v BLANK LEAVES] Mess SP1.50 ff. 76r HE Songe Send home my longe strayd eyes to me Bait SP1.51 ff. 76v-77r [FOLIATION SKIPS PAGE HERE] HE Omitted Come live wth me and be my love, Appar SP1.52 ff. 77r HE The Aparition. When by thy scorne, oh Murdress, I am dead Broken SP1.53 ff. 77v-78r HE Songe Hee is starke mad who ever saies Lect SP1.54 ff. 78r-v HE Omitted Stand still and I will read to thee ValMourn SP1.55 ff. 78v-79v HE A Valediction. As vertuous men pass mildely away, GoodM SP1.56 ff. 79v HE Omitted I wonder, by my troth, what thou, and I SGo SP1.57 ff. 80r-v HE Song Goe, and Catch a falling starr, WomCon SP1.58 ff. 80v HE Omitted Now thou hast lovd me one whole day, Image SP1.59 ff. 80v-81r HE Omitted Image of her whom I love, more then shee SunRis SP1.60 ff. 81v-82r HE Ad Solem Busy old foole, vnruly sonne Ind SP1.61 ff. 82r-v HE Songe. i. I can loue both faire and browne, [stanzas 2 & 3 are reversed] LovUsury SP1.62 ff. 82v-83r HE Omitted Every hower that thou wilt spare me now Canon SP1.63 ff. 83r-84r HE The Canonization. ffor Godsake hould your tongue, and lett me loue Triple SP1.64 ff. 84r-v HE Songe I am two fooles I know [CW: ffor] LovInf SP1.65 ff. 85r-v HE Omitted If yett I haue not all yor loue SSweet SP1.66 ff. 85v-86r HE Songe.| Sweetest love I doe not goe, for wearines of thee, Leg SP1.67 ff. 86r-v HE Song.| When I died last; And deere I dye Fever SP1.68 ff. 86v-87v HE A ffeauer.| Oh doe not die for I shall hate Air SP1.69 ff. 87v-88r HE Aire & Angells Twice or thrice had I loved thee, Break SP1.70 ff. 88r-v HE Omitted Tis true, tis day, what though it be? Prohib SP1.71 ff. 88v-89r HE Omitted Take heed of loving me Anniv SP1.72 ff. 89r-v HE Omitted All Kinges, and all their favorites, ValName SP1.73 ff. 89v-91r HE A Valediction of my name in ye window 1 My name engrav'd herein, ElAut SP1.74 ff. 91r-92r HE Elegie Autumnall No spring, nor Summer, Beauty, hath such grace Twick SP1.75 ff. 92r-v HE Omitted Blasted wth sighes, and surrounded wth teares BedfCab SP1.76 ff. 93r-v HE Epitaph Madam. / That I might make your Cabinett my tombe [broken into two poems, the second w/HE Omnibus.| beginning w/line 7] ValBook SP1.77 ff. 93v-95r HE valediction of the booke.| Ile tell thee now (Deare love) what thou shalt doe Commun SP1.78 ff. 95r-v HE Omitted Good we must love, and most hate ill LovGrow SP1.79 ff. 95v-96r HE Springe I Scarce beleeve my love to be soe pure LovExch SP1.80 ff. 96r-97r HE Omitted Love, any devill else but you, ConfL SP1.81 ff. 97r-v HE Omitted Some man vnworthy to be possessor Dream SP1.82 ff. 97v-98r HE The Dreame Deere love, for nothing less then thee, ValWeep SP1.83 ff. 98r-v HE A Valediction, Lett me poore forth LovAlch SP1.84 ff. 98v-99r HE Mummye. Some that have deeper digd loves Myne, then I Flea SP1.85 ff. 99r-100r HE The fflea Marke but this flea, and marke in this Curse SP1.86 ff. 100r-v HE The Curse Who ever guesses, thinkes, or dreames he knowes Ecst SP1.87 ff. 100v-102v HE The Extasie Where like a pillow, on a bed Under SP1.88 ff. 102v-103r HE Omitted I haue done one braver thinge LovDeity SP1.89 ff. 103r-v HE Loues Deytie I longe to talke with some old louers Ghost LovDiet SP1.90 ff. 103v-104v HE Loues Diett To what a Cumbersome vnwieldines, Will SP1.91 ff. 104v-105v HE The Will. Before I sigh my last gaspe, lett me breath Fun SP1.92 ff. 105v-106r HE The ffunerall.| Who ever comes to shroud me, doe not harme Blos SP1.93 ff. 106r-107r HE The Blossome Little thinkst yo:u poore flower Prim SP1.94 ff. 107r-v HE The Primrose Vpon this primrose hill Relic SP1.95 ff. 107v-108v HE The Relique When my graue is broke vp againe, Damp SP1.96 ff. 108v-109r HE The Dampe. When I am dead, and doctors know not why, EpLiz SP1.97 ff. 109r-111v HE An Epithalamion, or mariage songe on the / Lady Elisabeth, and ffredericke Count palatine, being married on St Valentines day. Haile bishopp Valentine whose day this is Eclog SP1.98 ff. 111v-117v HE Eclogue 1613 December 26.| Alloph. / Vnseasonable man, Statute%>>Statue< of Ice Har SP1.99 ff. 117v-123r HE obsequies to the lord Harrington, brothr / to the Countess of Bedford. ffaire soule wch was not only as all soules be, ff. 124-165 BLANK