First-Line Index to CT1
R.3.12, Trinity College, Cambridge University (The Puckering ms.)
Compiled January 24, 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.
This index last corrected 3/3/03.
ElAnag CT1.1, pp.1-2 HE Elegie [E Puckering in top right corner]
Marry and loue thy fflauia, for shee
RWThird CT1.2, pp.3-4 HE Omitted
Like one who in her Third widdowhood doth professe
[written in 3-line stanzas]
HWNews CT1.3, pp.4-5 HE [trimmed]o:D. to Mr H:W: [in l. margin]
Here is noe more newes then vertue: I may as well
[bottom third of p. 5 is blank, except for CW: Elegie]
ElComp CT1.4, pp.6-7 HE Elegie
As the sweet sweat of roses in a still
ELPerf CT1.5, pp.8-10 HE Elegie
Once, and but once, found in thy company
ELChange CT1.6, pp.10-12 HE Elegie.
Although thy hand, & faith, & good workes too,
ELNat CT1.7, pp.12-13 HE Elegie
Natures lay Ideot, I taught thee to love,
ELAut CT1.8, pp.13-15 HE Elegie
No spring, nor Summer beautie hath such grace
Image CT1.9, pp.15-16 HE Elegie.
Image of her, whom I loue, more then shee,
Break CT1.10, pp.16-17 HE Breake of Daye
Tis true, tis day; what though it bee
SunRis CT1.11, pp.17-18 HE Sunn Risinge
Buisie old foole vnruly sunn
Lect CT1.12, pp.18-19 HE Lecture vpon the shaddowe
Stand still, and I will read to thee
ValMourn CT1.13, pp.19-20 HE Valediction forbidding / mourninge.
As virtuous men passe mildely away
ElServe CT1.14, pp.21-22 HE Elegie
Oh, let mee serue soe as those men serue
Leg CT1.15, pp.22-23 HE Elegie
When I dyed last, (and deare I die
Triple CT1.16, pp.23-24 HE The Triple ffoole.
I am twoe fooles I knowe
Mark CT1.17, pp.24-26 HE An Elegie vppon the Death of / the Ladie Marckham.
Man is the world, and Death the Ocean
BoulRec CT1.18, pp.27-29 HE An Elegie vpon the death / of Mistress Bulstrod
Death I recant, and say, vnsaid by mee
GoodM CT1.19, pp.29-30 HE The good Morrowe
I wonder by my troth, what thou and I
Broken CT1.20, pp.30-31 HE Omitted
Hee is starck mad whoeuer sayes
Twick CT1.21, pp.32 HE Twittnam Garden.|
Blasted wth sighes, & surrounded wth teares
ElWar CT1.22, pp.33-34 HE Elegie
Till I haue peace wth thee warr other men
[bottom third of p. 34 blank, except for CW: Elegie]
BoulNar CT1.23, pp.35-37 HE Elegie vpon the death / of Mistress Boulstred
Language thou art to narrowe, & to weake
Curse CT1.24, pp.37-38 HE The Cursse
Who euer gesses, thincks, or dreames hee knowes
LovAlch CT1.25, pp.38-39 HE Mummy
Some yt haue deeper digg'd Loues Myne then I
Canon CT1.26, pp.39-41 HE The Cano%Mnization
ffor Gods sake hold yor tongue, & let mee loue
LovDiet CT1.27, pp.41-42 HE Loues diett.
To what a combersome vnwildiness
Will CT1.28, pp.43-44 HE Loues Legacies
Before I sigh my last gaspe let mee breathe
Para CT1.29, pp.45 HE Omitted
Noe Louer saith I loue, nor any other.
nc CT1.30, pp.45-46 HE A Paradox
Who soe termes Loue a fire, may like a po%Uet
SGo CT1.31, pp.46-47 HE Songe
Goe and catch a falling starre
[bottom fourth of p. 47 blank, except for CW: Good]
Commun CT1.32, pp.48 HE Omitted
Good wee must loue and must hate ill
WomCon CT1.33, pp.49 HE Womans Constancie
Now thou hast lou'd mee one whole day
[bottom fourth of p. 49 blank, except for CW: Marke]
Flea CT1.34, pp.50 HE Omitted
Mark but this flea, and marke in this
Ecst CT1.35, pp.51-53 HE Extasie
Where like a pillowe on a bed
LovDeity CT1.36, pp.54 HE Loues Deitie
I long to talke wth some old Louers ghost
[bottom fifth of p. 54 is blank, except for CW: The]
Fun CT1.37, pp.55 HE The ffunerall.
Who euer comes to shrowd mee doe not harme
ElProg CT1.38, pp.56-60 HE Elegie
Who euer loues, if hee doe not propose
[bottom 2/3 of p. 60 blank, except CW: The]
Blos CT1.39, pp.61-62 HE The Blossome.
Litle thinck'st thou poore flower
ElBed CT1.40, pp.63-64 HE Elegie
Come Madam, Come, All rest my powers defie
Appar CT1.41, pp.65 HE An Apparition.
When by thy scorne, O Murdress I am dead,
[bottom fourth of p. 65 blank, except for CW: To]
HWKiss CT1.42, pp.66-68 HE To Sr Henry Wotton
S,r more then kisses, Leters mingle soules,
Prim CT1.43, pp.69-70 HE The Primerose
Vppon this Primerose hill
TWHail CT1.44, pp.70-71 HE To M. I: W:
All haile sweet Poet, more full of more strong fire
TWHarsh CT1.45, pp.71-72 HE To M. T. W.
Hast thee harsh verse as fast as thy lame measure
TWPreg CT1.46, p. 72 HE To M. T. W.
Pregnant againe wth th'old twins, Hope, & Feare
TWHence CT1.47, p. 73 HE Omitted [begins top of p.73; scribe usually uses HE to
separate poems; same stanza pattern as TWPreg]
Att once from hence my Lines & I depart
CB CT1.48, pp.73-74 HE To M. C. B
Thy friend whom thy deserts to thee enchaine
SB CT1.49, pp.74 HE To M S. B.
O thou wch to search out the secret parts
BB CT1.50, pp.75-76 HE To M. B B.
Is not thy sacred hunger of science
[At once from hence my lines & I depart written & erased
at top of p. 75 before To M. B B.]
RWSlumb CT1.51, pp.76-77 HE To Mr. R. W.
If as mine is thy life a slumber bee
ILRoll CT1.52, pp.77-78 HE To. M. I. L.
Of that short roll of friends writt in my hart
ILBlest CT1.53, pp.78-79 HE To M. I. L
Blest are yor North parts for all this long time
HWVenice CT1.54, pp.79-80 HE To Sr. Henrie Wotton, at his / going Ambassadour to
After those reuerend Papers whose soule is
HG CT1.55, pp.81-82 HE To Sr. H.: G. mouing him to trauell
Who makes the past a patterne for next yeare
EdHerb CT1.56, pp.83-84 HE To Sr. E: H:
Man is a Lumpe where all Beasts kneaded bee
MHPaper CT1.57, pp.85-87 HE To M. M. H
Madd Paper stay; & grudge not here to burne
Sappho CT1.58, pp.87-89 HE Sapho to Philae%Lnis
Where is that holy fire wch verse is said
[bottom fourth of p. 89 blank, except for CW: Elegie]
ElJeal CT1.59, pp.90-91 HE Elegie
ffond woeman wch wouldst haue thy husband dye
ElFatal CT1.60, pp.91-93 HE Elegie
By our first straunge, & fatall interviewe
ElPict CT1.61, pp.93-94 HE Elegie
Here take my Picture though I bid farewell
Noct CT1.62, pp.94-96 HE A Norturnall vpon St Lucies / daye being
the shortest day.
Tis the yeares Midnight, & it is the dayes
Compu CT1.63, pp.96 HE The Computation
ffor the first twentie yeares since yesterday
Dissol CT1.64, pp.96-97 HE The Dissolution
Shee's dead, and all wch dye
Witch CT1.65, pp.98 HE Witchcrafte by a Picture
I fixe mine eye on thine, and there
Jet CT1.66, pp.98-99 HE A Jeat Ringe sente
Thou art not soe black as my hart
LovExch CT1.67, pp.99-101 HE Loues Exchange
Loue, any Deuill els but you
Fever CT1.68, pp.101-102 HE ffeuer.
Oh, doe not dye, for I shall hate
Ind CT1.69, pp.102-103 HE The Indifferent
I can loue both faire and browne
ValName CT1.70, pp.104-106 HE Valediction of my name in the windowe
My name engrau'd herein
Air CT1.71, pp.106-107 HE Ayre and Angells
Twice or thrice had I loued thee
LovGrow CT1.72, pp.108 HE Loues Growth
I scarce beleiue my Loue to bee soe pure
Dream CT1.73, pp.109-110 HE The Dreame.
Deare Loue for nothing lesse then thee
Prohib CT1.74, pp.110 HE The Prohibition.
Take heed of louing mee
Anniv CT1.75, pp.110-111 HE The Anniuersarie
All kings, and all their ffauouritts
Damp CT1.76, pp.112 HE The Dampe
When I am dead, & Doctors knowe not why
Relic CT1.77, pp.113-114 HE The Relique
When my Graue is broke vp againe
NegLov CT1.78, pp.114-115 HE Negatiue Loue.
I neuer stoop'd soe lowe as they
ValWeep CT1.79, pp.115-116 HE Valediction of weeping
Let mee powre forth
ValBook CT1.80, ff, 116-118 HE A Valediction of the Booke
Ile tell thee now deare Loue what thou shalt doe
[bottom fifth of p. 118 is blank, except for CW: The]
Expir CT1.81, pp.119 HE The Expiration
Soe, soe, break off this last lamenting kisse
Under CT1.82, pp.119-120 HE Platonique Loue
I haue done one brauer thing
[bottom third of p. 120 is blank, except for CW: Some]
ConfL CT1.83, pp.121 HE Omitted
Some man vnworthy to bee Possessor
[bottom fifth of p. 121 blank, except for CW: Songs]
Mess CT1.84, pp.122 HE Songs wch were made to certaine / Aires wch
were made before.|
Send home my long stray'd eyes to mee
SSweet CT1.85, pp.123 HE Omitted
Sweetest Loue I do not goe for wearines of thee
Bait CT1.86, pp.124 HE Omitted
Come liue wth mee, and bee my Loue
Hero CT1.87, pp.125 HE Epigrammes. / Hero and Leander
Both robb'd of aire, wee both lye on the ground
Pyr CT1.88, pp.125 HE Piramis and Thisbie
Two by themselues each other, Loue and feare
Niobe CT1.89, pp.125 HE Niobe
By Childrens birth, & Death I am become
Ship CT1.90, pp.125 HE A Burnt shippe
Out of a fired shipp, wch by noe way
Wall CT1.91, pp.125 HE ffall of a Wall
Vnder an vnderminde, and shott bruiz'd wall
Beggar CT1.92, pp.126 HE A Lame Begger.
I am vnable yonder Begger cryes
Licent CT1.93, pp.126 HE A licentious person.
Thy sinns, and haire may noe man equall call
Antiq CT1.94, pp.126 HE Antiquarie
If in his studie hee haue soe much care
Merc CT1.95, pp.126 HE Mercurius Gallo=Belgicus
Like AE%Lsops fellow slaues, O Mercury
Phrine CT1.96, pp.126 HE Phrine
Thy flattering Picture, Phrine, is like thee
Philo CT1.97, pp.126 HE An obscure writer
Philo wth twelue yeares studie hath been grieu'd
Klock CT1.98, pp.127 HE Omitted
Klockius so deeply hath sworne nere more to come
Martial CT1.99, pp.127 HE Randerus
Why this man gelded Martial I muse
EpLin CT1.100, pp.127-130 HE Epithalamion made at / Lincolnes Inn.
The Sun-beames in the East are spred
Eclog CT1.101, pp.131-140 HE Eclogue / Induceing an Epithalamion at the / Marriage
of the. E: of. S:
Vnseasonable man, statue of Ice
[bottom half of p. 140 blank, except for CW: Paradoxes]
prose CT1.102, pp.141-142 HE Paradoxes / That all things kill themselues
To affect, yea to effect their owne deaths, all liue= are
prose CT1.103, pp.142-144 HE That woemen ought to paint / themselues.
ffowleness is loathsome, can that bee soe too wch helpes it?
prose CT1.104, pp.144-146 HE That old men are more fantastique / then younge.|
Whoe reades this Paradoxe but thincks mee more
prose CT1.105, pp.146-148 HE That Nature is our worst / Guide.
Shall shee bee Guide to all Creatures wch is
prose CT1.106, pp.149-150 HE That onely Cowards dare dye
Extreames are equally remou'd from ye meane,
prose CT1.107, pp.150-153 HE That the Guiftes of the bodie are / better then the
guifts of ye minde, / or of ffortune.
I say againe that the bodie makes the minde,
prose CT1.108, pp.153-156 HE That a wise man is knowne by / much laughinge
Ride si sapis O puella ride. If thou beest
prose CT1.109, pp.156-158 HE That Good is more common / then euill.
I haue not beene soe pittifully tyred wth
prose CT1.110, pp.158-161 HE That by Discord things encrease
So I asseuer this the more boldly because
prose CT1.111, pp.161-162 HE That is->it is possible to finde / some vertue in some woemen.
I am not of that sear'd impudency yt I dare
prose CT1.112, pp.163 HE Probleme. 1:
Why are Courtiers sooner Atheists then
prose CT1.113, pp.164 HE 2th:
Why doth Sr W: R write the Historie
prose CT1.114, pp.164-165 HE 3th.
Why doe great men choose of all dependants
prose CT1.115, pp.165 HE 4th.|
Why doth not gold soile the fingers? Doth
prose CT1.116, pp.165 HE 5th.|
Why dye none for loue nowe? because woemen
prose CT1.117, pp.166 HE 6th.|
Why doe young lay-men soe much studie diui=
prose CT1.118, pp.167-268 HE 7th.
Why hath the common opinion afforded woemen
[pp. 168 & 169 misnumbered 268 & 269]
prose CT1.119, pp.268-269 HE 8th. / Why are the fairest falsest?
I meane not of false Alcumy Beauty, for then
prose CT1.120, pp.170-171 HE 9th. / Why haue Bastards best fortunes?
Because ffortune herself is a whore. But such are
prose CT1.121, pp.171-172 HE 10th. / Why Puritans make longest Sermons
It needs not for perspicuousnes, for God knowes
prose CT1.122, pp.172-174 HE 11.:th / Why doth the Poxe soe much affect / to
vndermine the nose?
Paracelsus perchance sayes true, that euery Dis=
prose CT1.123, pp.174 HE 12th.| / Why doe woemen delight soe much / in
They thinck that ffeathers imitate winges, soe
prose CT1.124, pp.174-176 HE 13. / Why are Statesmen moste / incredulous.|
Are they all wise enough to follow their Ex=
prose CT1.125, pp.176-178 HE Why Venus starr only doth / cast a Shaddowe
Is it because it is nearer the Earth? But they
prose CT1.126, pp.178-179 HE Why is Venus Starr Multi-nominous / called both
Hesperus, and Vesper?
The Moone hath as many names, but not as shee is
prose CT1.127, pp.179-180 HE Why are newe Officers least / oppressinge?
Must the old Prouerbe, That old Doggs bite sore=
prose CT1.128, pp.180-181 HE Why is there more varietie of Greene / then of other Collours?
It is because it is the figure of youth wherin
[bottom half of p. 181 and all of p. 182 are blank]
Lit CT1.129, pp.183-193 HE A Letanie
ffather of Heauen, and him by whom
GoodF CT1.130, pp.193-195 HE Goodfriday / Made as I was rideing westward / that daye.
Let mans soule bee a spere, and then in this
Cross CT1.131, pp.195-197 HE Of the Crosse
Since Christ embrac'd the Cross it selfe, dare I
Res CT1.132, pp.198 HE Resurrection. imperfect
Sleep, sleep, old Sunn, thou canst not haue repast
Christ CT1.133, pp.199 HE A Hymne to Christ.
In what torne shipp soeuer I embarck
Father CT1.134, pp.200 HE To Christ [stanzas 2&3 reverse order]
Wilt thou forgiue yt sinn where I begunne
[bottom fourth/fifth of p. 200 blank, except for CW: Infinitati]
Metem CT1.135, pp.201-223 HE Infinitati Sacrum. 160. Augusti / 1601. /
Metempsychosis / Poema Satyricon / Epistle.
I sing the Progresse of a Deathless Soule
Corona CT1.136, pp.224-227 HE Diuine Poems / La Corona.
Deigne at my hand this Crowne of prayer, & praise
HSDue CT1.137, pp.227-228 HE Omitted
As due by many titles I resigne
HSBlack CT1.138, pp.228 HE Omitted
Oh my black Soule, thou nowe art summoned
HSScene CT1.139, pp.228-229 HE Omitted
This is my Playes last scene, Here Heau'ns appoint
HSRound CT1.140, pp.229 HE Omitted
At the round Earthes imagin'd corners blowe
HSMin CT1.141, pp.229-230 HE Omitted
If poisonous Mineralls, and if that tree
HSDeath CT1.142, pp.230 HE Omitted
Death bee not prowd, though some hath call'd thee
HSSpit CT1.143, pp.230-231 HE Omitted
Spitt in my face, yee Iewes, & pierce my side
HSWhy CT1.144, pp.231 HE Omitted
Why are wee by all Creatures waited on?
HSWhat CT1.145, pp.231-232 HE Omitted
What if this present were the worlds last night?
HSBatter CT1.146, pp.232 HE Omitted
Batter my hart three person'd God, for you
HSWilt CT1.147, pp.232-233 HE Omitted
Wilt thou loue God, as hee thee, then digest
HSPart CT1.148, pp.233 HE Omitted
ffather, part of his double interest
[p. 234 completely blank]
Ham (Ltr) CT1.149, pp.235 HE Epistle
Sr. / I presume you rather trye what you can doe in mee,
[bottom third of p. 235 blank, except for SS: ID & CW: A Hymne]
Ham CT1.150, pp.236-237 HE A Hymne to the Saincts, and / to Marquis Hambleton.
Whether yt Soule wch now comes vnto you
[bottom third of p. 237 blank, except for SS: ID]
[p. 238 completely blank]
nc CT1.151, pp.239 HE Omitted
Why louelye boy why flyest thou me
[in second hand]
nc CT1.152, pp. HE Omitted
Heare doe repose but in lamented wast
[in third hand; bottom 2/3 of p. 240 blank and all of p. 241]
nc CT1.153, pp. HE Omitted
I pri'thee turne yt face away,
[in a fourth hand]
nc CT1.154, pp. HE Omitted
Or scorne or pittie on mee take
[written in yet another hand]
nc CT1.155, pp.243 HE Omitted
Turne Turne thy beutius face away
[different hand; [bottom 2/3 of page blank]
nc CT1.156, pp.[244-246] HE On a very deformed Gentlewoman / but of a voyce
I chanc'd sweet Lesbia's voyce to heare
[in different hand; bottom half of p. 246 blank; at end of poem on
p. 246 printed is written in a different hand; poem has subs.
nc CT1.157, pp.247-250 HE An Elegie.
Accept thou shrine of my dear|e| Saint,
[same hand as pp. 244-46]