Partial First-line Index to O16
Eng. poet. e.14, Bodleian Library (Lawson ms.)
Compiled by J. Syd Conner and Gary A. Stringer
In left-to-right order, each item listed below is identified by (a) Donne Variorum short form (noncan = noncanonical), (b) a siglum-plus-ordinal-position item tag, (c) its location in the artifact (by folio or pages nos.), and (d) diplomatic transcriptions of its heading (HE) and first line. %X = element centered on the page.
Additional information: index includes most of the Donne items.
DV MS. + OPENING SHORT FORM ITEM # FOLIOS HEADINGS, 1ST LINES, ETC. SCRIBE * = no heading O16.57 22v Ben Johnson[sic] vpon the burning of his bookes A [And why to mee this, thou lame god of fire] O16.58 24 The falling on the church on[sic] the papists *Oc*b A [Yee soons of antichrist your father dead] O16.59 24 On the death of the duke of ****** Leneux[sic?] A [Ore all defenses dead, and will death say] O16.60 24v On one drown'd in a well himselfe A [Ile neither iudge the soule, nor yet commend] O16.61 24v A song A [Downe in a garden sitts my dearest deare] O16.62 24v A song A [On yonder mountains foot, As I my lambs sate keeping] O16.63 24v * [Latly and late for late it was at night] A O16.64 25 Dr: Co: / on Mrs Mallett: B [Have I renounc't my Fayth? or basely sold] O16.65 25v * [O when will Cupid show such art] A O16.66 26 Mr. >I.< Smith of Ch: Chu: vpon ye same B [Skelton some rimes; good Elderton a vallett] O16.67 26v * [Declare thy greife wherewith thou art opprest] A O16.68 27 A Satyre to Sr Nicholas Smith / Anno i602 B [Sleepe (next Society, & trew Fryndship] O16.69 29 A song A [Shall I weepe or shall I sing] ElAnag O16.70 29v * [LM]Dr: Dun: B [Marry & Love thy Flavia; for she] O16.71 30 On[sic] slaine with a ffall from a hay loft A [Yonder aboue the midst ther lyes] ElBrac O16.72 30v D: Duns / Bracelett: B [standard] O16.73 32 * [Muse goe present these harmlesse lines, these many] A O16.74 32 On a beautyful pittifull woman A [She that hath beauty and yet wanteth pitty] ElFatal O16.75 32v D: Dun To his Mrs: who wold have gone with him / disguised as His Page. [standard 1st line] B O16.76 33 A degree of foe%Lmalls A [A wife is like a garment vsd and torne] ElWar O16.77 33v * [LM]D: Dun B [Till I have Peace with thee warre other Men] O16.78 34 On mans life disticks[sic?] A [Mans life, a travill, when wee haue weary been;] O16.79 34 Women A [Wher no men loue and place delight] ElPerf O16.80 34v D.r Dn: Discovered by a p%Pfume [standard 1st line] B O16.81 35v A caveat for maids A [Each gready hand doth catch and pluck the flower] O16.82 35v Lust A [Beautys and leachery are things attactive] Julia O16. 36 D.r Dun. his Iulia suppos'd to be his Mrs / Mother B [verbals match H6] noncan O16.84 36v Dr Dun vpon ye death of a / Gentlewoman B [Is Death so great a Gamester, yt he throwe's] O16.85 37v * [Susans wellsped and wears a velvet hood] A ElAut O16.86 38 Dr: Dun his Widdow [standard 1st line] B O16.87 38v * [Cloris sat, and sitting slept,] A ValMourn O16.88 39 D: Dun To his Mrs when he was to travayle B [standard 1st line] O16.89 39v D: Dun:[LM,l.1] %XA Poem vpon Absence [noncanonical] A [Asence,[sic] heare thow my protestation] Broken O16.90 40 * [LM]D: Dun: B [He is starke mad who ever sayes] O16.91 40v * [It is mad world growne][sic] (4 8-l. sts.) A Storm O16.92 41 D: Dun: description of a storme in ye Island Voyage / i597. sent to Mr: Chr: Brooke. B [Storm, standard 1st line] O16.93 42 Of kissing A [Kise mee sweet and wary louer.] SSWeet O16.94 42v D: Dun:[LM] To his Mrs when he went to Travayle: B [Sweetest Love, I doe not goe] Har O16.95 43 Obsequeis on the L.d Harrington brother to the Count: of bedford A[yes] [ffaire soule, which wast not soe as all souls bee,] O16.96 45v Vpon one that died vpon[sic] the yellow iawndas[e] A [Those theesuish maladies that stole him hence] O16.97 45v One running dyed suddainly A [Toe dye is naturs debt if ought remaine] O16.98 46 On a Lady dining in childbed A [Borne at the first to bring another forth] [no #] 46 On Prince Henry A [Keer[sic?] station nature and rest heauen sure] &c. . . .