First-Line Index to Y2
b 114, Yale University Library, James Osborn Collection (Raphael King ms.)
Compiled January 27, 1999, by J. Syd Conner
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. Italic om= omitted.
Correction(s) last made to this index on January 26, 2006.
Sat1 Y2.1 pp. 1-9 HE Satira prima. Away thou changling motlie humorist Sat2 Y2.2 pp. 9-16 HE Satyra Secunda. Sr (though I thanke god for itt) I doe hate Sat3 Y2.3 pp. 17-25 HE Satira Tertia. Kind pitty choakes my spleene, braue scorne forbids Sat4 Y2.4 pp. 25-42 HE Satyra Quarta. Well now I may receiue, & die my sinne Sat5 Y2.5 pp. 43-50 HE Satyra quinta. Thou shalt not laugh in this leafe (Muse) nor they noncan Y2.6 pp. 51-60 HE Satira Sexta. To Sr Nicolas Smyth. Slepe next sosiety, & true frindship noncan Y2.7 pp. 60-63 HE Satyra Septima. Men writts, yt loue & reason disagree EdHerb Y2.8 pp. 64-67 HE Satira Octava. Man is a lumpe where all beast[sic] kneaded be Merc Y2.9 p. 68 HE Vpon Mercurius Gallo belgicus. Like AE%Lsopes fellowe slaue:[sic] oh Mercurie ElBed Y2.10 pp. 69-71 HE The Eligies.[section] / Elegia prima [short horiz. line] Come Madam, come, all rest my powers defie ElJeal Y2.11 pp. 72-74 HE Elegia 2da Fond woman wch wouldst haue thy husband die Scribal pagination skips from 76 (a recto) to 78 (a verso); no om text. ElChange Y2.12 pp. 75-78 HE Elegia Tercia. Allthough thy hand & faith & good workes too Scribal pagination skips from 81 (a recto) to 83 (a verso); no om text. ElWar Y2.13 pp. 79-83 HE Elegia 4ta. Till I haue peace, wth thee warre other men ElPict Y2.14 pp. 83-84 HE Elegia quinta Here take my picture, though I bid farwell Sorrow Y2.15 pp. 85-86 HE Elegia Sexta. Sorrow, who to this house scarce knew ye way ElServe Y2.16 pp. 87-91 HE [om] Oh lett me not serve so as thes men serve ElNat Y2.17 pp. 91-93 HE Elegia octaua. Natures lay Idiott I taught thee to loue ElFatal Y2.18 pp. 93-97 HE Elegia Nona. By or first strange & fatall Interveiw ElBrac Y2.19 pp. 98-105 HE Supra Vna catena. Elegia Decima Nott yt in coulor itt was like thy haire ElProg Y2.20 pp. 106-13 HE Elegia Vndecima. Who euer loues if he doe not propose ElComp Y2.21 pp. 113-17 HE Elegia Duodecima. As ye sweete sweate of Roses in a still noncan Y2.22 pp. 118-20 HE Elegia Decima Tertia To Mrs Boulstreede. SHall[sic?] I goe forc>e<, an Elegie, abuse noncan Y2.23 pp. 121-23 HE Elegia 14.ta To Sr Thomas Roe. Deare Tom / Tell her if she to hired servants shew noncan Y2.24 pp. 123-25 HE Elegia 15ta. True loue finds[sic] witt, but he whose witt doth moue noncan Y2.25 pp. 125-29 HE Elegia 16ta Come fates I feare you not, all whom I owe Mark Y2.26 pp. 129-34 HE Elegia 17ta. / A Funerall Elegie Vpon ye Ladie Marcham.[sic] Man is ye world & death ye Ocean BoulRec Y2.27 pp. 134-39 HE Elegia i8.ua / A funerall Elegie on mrs Boulstrede. Death I recant & say, vnsayd by me BoulNar Y2.28 pp. 140-44 HE [om] Language thou art to narrow & to weake noncan Y2.29 pp. 144-46 HE An Epistle to mr Ben: Ihohnson The state & mens affaires are ye best playes noncan Y2.30 pp. 147-48 HE Epistola 2da to mr Ben Iohnson / No: 9o. i603. If great men wronge me I will spare my selfe Scribe numbers both p. 149 & p. 150 "149," but correctly numbers p. 151. Annun Y2.31 pp. 149-52 HE Anuntiation & Passion Family,[sic] fraile bodie abstaine to day, to day Cor1 Y2.32 pp. 152-53 HE La Corona. Daigne at my hands this Crowne of prayer & p[r]ayse Cor2 Y2.33 pp. 153-54 HE 2d [ind]Salvation to all yt will is nig[h]e Cor3 Y2.34 pp. 154-55 HE 3d [ind]Imo%Msitie,[sic] cloystred in thy deare wombe Cor4 Y2.35 p. 156 HE 4th: Wth his kind mother, who pertakes thy woe Scribal pagination skips from 156 (a verso) to 158 (a recto) to 160 (a verso), after which both of the next two pages are numbered 161. Cor5 Y2.36 p. 158 HE 5th. [ind]By miracles exceeding power of man Cor6 Y2.37 p. 160 HE La Corona. Moyste wth one drope of thy bloode my dry soule Cor7 Y2.38 p. 161[1st] HE La Corona. [ind]Salute ye last & euerlasting day noncan Y2.39 pp. 161[2nd] HE A Sonnett / On ye blessed Virgin Marie In yt oh Queene of Queenes thy birthe may free Lit Y2.40 pp. 163-99 HE A Lettanie / The Father. Father of him[sic] & him by whome Will Y2.41 pp. 200-05 His last will & Testamt Before I breath my last gaspe, lett me breathe Items from Paradoxes are Donne prose. Paradoxes Y2.42 p. 206 Section HE Problemes. / HE Why doe women delight so much / in feathers.. They thinke yt feathers imitate winges, & to show Paradoxes Y2.43 p. 297 HE Why die none for loue now Because women are become easier, or because thes Paradoxes Y2.44 pp. 207-08 HE Why haue Bastards best fortune. Because fortune herselfe is a whore, but such are Paradoxes Y2.45 p. 209 HE Why doth not go>%Vl< d soyle ye fingers Doth itt direct all ye venome to ye hart, or is itt Paradoxes Y2.46 pp. 209-10 HE Why are Courtiers soner Atheists / then men of other condition. It is because as Phisitians contemplating Nature Paradoxes Y2.47 pp. 211-12 HE Why are states men most incredulous: Are they all wise enough to follow their exelent part=/ner TWHail Y2.48 pp. 213-15 HE A Sonnett to mr F.[sic] W: [running HE: A Song] All haile sweet Poet more full of more strong fier HWNews Y2.49 pp. 215-17 HE From ye Court. Here is [sic]more news, then virtue, I may as well RWThird Y2.50 pp. 217-20 HE [om; running HE: from ye Court. (p.217), Dalla Corte. (pp. 218-20)] Like one who in her third widdowhoode doth profess Storm Y2.51 pp. 221-26 HE A Storme. / To Sr Basill Brooke. Thou wch art I (tis nothing to be soe) Calm Y2.52 pp. 226-30 HE The Calme. Our storme is past & yt stormes tyranous rage noncan Y2.53 pp. 230-33 HE A Wonder. Behold a wonder such as hath not beene HWKiss Y2.54 pp. 233-38 HE To Sr Henry Wotton. Sr more then kisses, letters mingle soules Scribal pagination skips from 240 (a recto) to 250 (a verso); no om text. ElAut Y2.55 pp. 238-51 HE Canzons. / Amourenses p%P le mesne Author. No Spring nor Som%Mer beautie hath such grace Compu Y2.56 pp. 251-52 HE Cansonetts. [becomes a section HE; this & next 3 poems separated by same hatched ll. that separate sts] For my first twentie yeares since yeserday Ind Y2.57 pp. 252-54 HE [om] [ind]I can loue both faire & browne Commun Y2.58 pp. 254-55 HE [om] [ind]God[sic] we must loue & must hate ill ValBook Y2.59 pp. 255-57 HE [om; ll. 1-7 & 10-27 only] Ile tell yee now (deare loue) what thou shalt doe Twick Y2.60 pp. 258-59 HE Of: Twicknam Garden. Blasted wth sighes & surroundred[sic] wth teares LovUsury Y2.61 pp. 259-61 HE [om; appended to Twick as if one poem] for euery hower yt thou wilt spare to me.[sic] LovDeity Y2.62 pp. 262-63 HE Loues Dietie.[sic] I long to talke wth some old louers ghost LovDiet Y2.63 p. 264- HE Loues Dietie[sic] [HE continued from p. 262--scribe may have thought it one poem; ll. 1-12 only] [ind]To what a cumbersome vnwieldie guess pp. 265-66 are missing; CW (If) on p. 264 is correct, but next page, numbered 267, begins with LovAlch.] LovAlch Y2.64 pp. 267-68 HE Monie.[sic] Some yt haue deep%P digg'd loues mine then [I] Under Y2.65 pp. 269-71 HE Canzone. I haue done one brauer thing ValName Y2.66 pp. 271-73 HE [om] [l. 43] [ind]When thy inconsiderate hand Air Y2.67 pp. 273-75 HE Aire & Angles.[as running HE at top of page--separated by part of Under; on p. 274: Angles & Aire.] [ind]Twice or thrice had I loud thee GoodM Y2.68 pp. 276-77 HE Canzone. I wonder by my troth what thou & I Curse Y2.69 pp. 277-79 HE A Curse? Who euer guesses, thinks or dreames, he knowes LovInf Y2.70 pp. 280-81 HE Canzone. Yet if I haue not all thy loue Flea Y2.71 pp. 282-84 HE The Flea Marke but this flea, & marke but this Leg Y2.72 pp. 285-87 HE Canzone When I died last, & deare I die Scribal pagination skips from 287 (a recto) to 289 (a verso); no om text. Lect Y2.73 pp. 287- HE Shaddowe. Stand still & I will reade to thee ValBook Y2.74 pp. -93 HE Canzone [l. 28] Here loues deuine (since all devin%Mitie LovGrow Y2.75 pp. 293-95 HE Spring I scarce beleiue my loue to be so pure ValName Y2.76 pp. 296-99 HE Diamond in glass. [Ll. 1-42 only, followed by: finis] [ind]My name ingraud herein Canon Y2.77 pp. 299-302 HE Canzone. For gods sake b%>>h< olde your tongue & lett me loue Broken Y2.78 pp. 303-05 HE [om; running HE is Ca>n< zone.] [ind]He is starke made, who euer sayes Triple Y2.79 pp. 305-07 HE [om; running HE is Canzone.] [ind]I am two fooles I know SSweet Y2.80 pp. 307-09 HE [om; running HE is Canzone.] Sweete loue I dare not goe noncan Y2.81 pp. 310-11 HE [om; running HE is Canzone.] [ind]If I freely may discouer Expir Y2.82 pp. 311-12 HE Valedictio Amoris So so leaue of[sic] this last lamenting kiss SunRis Y2.83 pp. 312-14 HE Ad Solem. A Song. Busie old foole, vnrulie sunne Mess Y2.84 pp. 314-16 HE A Song Send home my long stayd[sic] eies to me Y2.85 pp. 316-17 HE To ye Countess of Bedforde. [prose attributed to Donne] Maddam / I haue learnt by thos lawes in wch I am Har Y2.86 pp. 318-36 HE Obsequies on ye Lord Harrington / brother to ye Countesse / of / Bedford. Faire soule wch was not only as all soules bee [Ll. 1-248 only; ms. ends at bottom of p. 336 with correct CW for Har 249]