The Civile Wars between the Two Houses of Lancaster and Yorke
Books I-IV first published in London, 1595. Grosart, Vol. II. Edited by Laurence Michel (New Haven, 1958).
Copy of an early version of Books I and II in the hand of an amanuensis, with Daniel's autograph corrections, revisions and marginalia, on 37 folio leaves. c.1590s.
This MS described and printed in part in Cecil C. Seronsy, ‘Daniel's Manuscript Civil Wars with some Previously Unpublished Stanzas’, JEGP, 52 (1953), 153-60, 594.
Autograph correction in Book VI, stanza 82, last line.
In: Exemplum of Daniel's printed Works (London, 1601).
Later in the library of John Buxton (1912-89), Reader in English Literature, Oxford University.
An autograph marginal sidenote in an exemplum of the printed edition of 1609, a quarto in modern green morocco gilt. On p. 208, against Book VIII, stanza 18, stating ‘Willm ye Conqr. first brought in ye vse of long bowes’. c.1609.
Bookplate of Samuel F. Barger.
MS of ‘The Civil Wars between the Houses of York and Lancaster, a Poem. only 2 Canto's ending with the death of Richard 2nd’. So catalogued in a MS list of ‘Books in the Closset in the Passage Room next the Pantry in Skipton Castle 28th Augst 1739’ (this list now Yorkshire Archaeological Society, Leeds, DD 121/111).
Belonging to the Clifford family.
A MS copy of ‘Part of the Civile Wars’ is recorded as being among the ‘evidences’ of Lady Anne Clifford at Skipton Castle in T. D. Whitaker, The History and Antiquities of the Deanery of Craven (London, 1805).
Copy of an early version of Book III, in a professional secretary hand, on nineteen quarto leaves. c.early 1600s.
In: A folio composite volume of verse, in various hands, 280 leaves, in modern half crushed morocco on cloth boards gilt. Incorporating (ff. 40r-51v) a quarto verse miscellany compiled allegedly ‘for the mendinge of his hand in wrighting’, when ‘Idle and wanting Employment’, by Feargod Barbon of Daventry, Northamptonshire (? a relation of the Anabaptist politician Praisegod Barbon (1598-1679/80)).
In preliminary verses (f. 40r), Barbon records that ‘This Booke [i.e. presumably the exemplar for his verse transcripts] was giuen me by A frende / To reade and overlooke’.
This MS discussed in Cecil Seronsy and Robert Krueger, ‘A Manuscript of Daniel's Civil Wars, Book III’, SP, 63 (1966), 157-62.
The Complaint of Rosamond (‘Out from the horror of infernall deepes’)
First published, together with Delia, in London, 1592. Grosart, I, 79-113. Sprague, pp. 37-63.
28 Sonnets first published (untitled) in ‘Poems and Sonets of sundrie other Noble men and Gentlemen’ appended to Sir Phlip Sidney, Astrophel and Stella (London, 1591). 50 sonnets (including 24 of those already published) published as Delia, London, 1592. Enlarged in subsequent editions, and 57 sonnets published in Works (London, 1601). Grosart, I, 19-77. Sprague, pp. 5-35.
Copy of 46 Sonnets to Delia, probably transcribed from the edition of 1595; imperfect. Early 17th century.
In: A quarto composite volume of tracts, 180 leaves.
—— Sonnet II (‘Goe wailing Verse, the Infants of my loue’)
Grosart, I, 38. Sprague, p. 11.
—— Sonnet VI (‘Faire is my Loue, and cruell as she's faire’)
Grosart, I, 40-1. Sprague, p. 13.
Copy of lines 13-14, untitled and here beginning ‘Ah had shee not bin faire, and soe vnkind’, written lengthways along the inner margin.
In: A quarto composite volume of four MSS, in English and Latin, iii + 187 leaves, in vellum boards. Part B (ff. 16d-86v): A quarto miscellany of poems and letters, in several hands, compiled by William Elyott (a nephew of Sir Simonds D'Ewes). c.1640-55.
Part C (ff. 86 bis-120r): A quarto verse miscellany compiled by Thomas Axton, M.A. (b.1699/1700), of Trinity College, Cambridge. c.1718-22.
Part C sold at the Thomas Rawlinson sale in March 1733/4, lot 289.
—— Sonnet IX (‘If this be loue, to draw a wearie breath’)
Grosart, I, 42-3. Sprague, p. 15.
—— Sonnet XXII (‘Time, cruell time, come and subdue that Brow’)
This sonnet first published, in Delia, in Works (London, 1601). John Daniel, Songs (London, 1606). Grosart, I, 52. Sprague, p. 177. Doughtie, Lyrics from English Airs, p. 264.
Copy, with additional verses, in a musical setting.
In: A folio volume of songs, madrigals and motets, 48 leaves, the leaves now mounted with other MSS (1015-1019) in a double-folio guardbook. Early 17th century.
Formerly at St Michael's College, Tenbury Wells.
A complete facsimile of this volume in English Song 1600-1675, ed. Elise Bickford Jorgens, Vol. 6 (New York & London, 1987).
This MS recorded in John P. Cutts, ‘Early Seventeenth-Century Lyrics at St. Michael's College’, M&L, 37 (1956), 221-33 (pp. 229-30), and collated in Doughtie, p. 551.
—— Sonnet LIIII (‘Care-charmer Sleepe, sonne of the sable night’)
Grosart, I, 72-3. Sprague, p. 33, as Sonnet XLV.
Copy, headed ‘A Sonnet’, subscribed ‘S.D.’
In: An octavo miscellany of verse and prose, closely written in possibly several minute predominantly secretary hands, 291 leaves (ff. 212-16 bound out of order after f. 24), in modern calf. c.1640s.
Inscribed (f. 1r) ‘Joseph Hall’ (not the bishop). Later owned by John Payne Collier (1789-1883), literary scholar, editor and forger, who has entered in pseudo-17th-century secretary script copies of various ballads on ff. 39r-41r, 107v-79r, 181r-v, 227r-8v, 243r-6r, as well as adding foliation (1-284) before the more recent foliation (1-291, used below). Quaritch's sale catalogue ‘of English Literature’ (August-November 1884), item 22350, Collier's transcript of the MS made c.1860 being item 22352. Formerly Folger MS 2071.7.
Discussed, with facsimile examples, in Giles E. Dawson, ‘John Payne Collier's Great Forgery’, SB, 24 (1971), 1-26.
Copy, here beginning ‘Care-charming slep sone of the sable nyt’.
In: A folio composite miscellany of verse and prose, compiled entirely by William Drummond, 403 leaves, in 19th-century calf gilt. c.1606-14.
Among the working papers and collections of William Drummond of Hawthornden: Hawthornden Vol. VII.
This MS recorded in David Laing, ‘A Brief Account of the Hawthornden Manuscripts…’, Transactions of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 4 (1831), 57-116 (p. 70).
—— Sonnet XLV
See DaS 11.
—— An Ode (‘Now each creature ioyes the other’)
Grosart, I, 259-60. Sprague, p. 36. Doughtie, Lyrics from English Airs, pp. 310-11. This setting published in John Farmer, First Set of English Madrigals (London, 1599).
Copy of the first stanza, in a four-part musical setting by John Farmer.
In: A MS songbook. Once owned by one Thomas Myriell. Early 17th century.
This MS collated in Doughtie, p. 572.
Copy, in John Farmer's musical setting.
In: An oblong folio songbook of glees and madrigals, chiefly written by the composer Philip Hayes (1738-97), 78 leaves. Mid-late 18th century.
‘From many noble Progenitors I hold’
Edited in George C. Williamson, Lady Anne Clifford (Kendal, 1922), p. 206.
A couplet allegedly by Daniel quoted by Lady Anne Clifford (1590-1676) in an unspecified MS source (probably one of her memorandum books). Early 17th century?
Once among the papers of the Clifford family.
Edited from this MS in Williamson.
‘If greatnes, wisedome pollicie of state’
First published in Grosart, The Dr. Farmer MS (1873), II, 189.
Copy, headed ‘An other vpon the same subiect by Mr Daniell’. The text following a poem headed ‘In memory of the thrice noble and renowned Robert Earle of Salisburye, by the Earle of Penbrok composed’ (beginning ‘You that reade passing by’).
In: A quarto miscellany of verse and some prose, in at least seven secretary and italic hands, 118 leaves (plus some blanks), currently disbound. Possibly compiled by one or more persons connected with the Inns of Court. c.1600-1620s.
Later in the library of the Rev. Richard Farmer, FSA (1735-97), Master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, literary scholar. Lot 8055 in the sale of his library by Thomas King, 7 May to 16 June 1798. Probably owned afterwards by James Crossley (1800-83), author and book collector. Formerly Chetham's MS 8012.
The volume edited by Alexander B. Grosart as The Dr. Farmer Chetham MS. being a Commonplace Book in the Chetham Library, Manchester, temp. Elizabeth, James I, and Charles I, Chetham Society, vols 89 and 90 (Manchester, 1873).
Edited from this MS in Grosart. Collated in Pitcher, Brotherton MS.
Copy, in a secretary hand, with a correction, untitled, here beginning ‘If greatnes Wisdome polisie or state’, with other verses, on one page of a pair of conjugate folio leaves, once folded as a letter. Early 17th century.
In: A large folio composite volume of miscellaneous letters and papers, in various hands and paper sizes, 82 leaves, mounted on guards, in modern half red morocco. Volume XVIB (Series II) of the papers of Sir John Coke (1563-1644), Secretary of State, and his family.
Purchased from the Marquess of Lothian, of Melbourne Hall, Derbyshire, 14 July 1987.
Copy, untitled and here beginning ‘If greatenes wisdome pollicie or state’, following other verses on Robert Cecil, in one secretary hand, on one side of a single folio leaf, once folded as a letter or packet. c.1612-20s.
Among the archives of the Isham family of Lamport Hall.
Copy, headed ‘By another his freind’.
In: Copy of two poems on Sir Robert Cecil, in a neat secretary hand, on one side of a single folio leaf, once folded as a letter or packet. c.1612.
Edited from this MS in Pitcher, Brotherton MS.
‘...If your forenone hath faild you, why should you’
First published in Pitcher, Brotherton MS (1981).
Copy of a verse epistle probably to Lucy, Countess of Bedford (1581-1627), composed c.1615, here comprising 118 lines but lacking the beginning (for which a space for about a dozen lines has been left) and a heading.
In: A folio MS of poems and a prose text by Daniel, in a single neat italic hand, ten leaves, in paper wrappers. c.1616.
Sotheby's, 14 December 1976, Lot 226.
Identified in 1978 by John Pitcher. Complete facsimile and edition in Pitcher, Brotherton MS.
In prouerbia Italica Johannis Flori Tetrastichon Samuelis Danielis (‘Italicos poterit flores cum nectere Florus’)
First published in H. Sellers, ‘Samuel Daniel: Additions to the Text’, MLR 11 (1916), 28-32 (p. 31).
Copy of a four-line Latin commendatory poem by Daniel, in an italic hand.
In: Autograph MS of John Florio's Giardino di recreatione, including related poems in Italian and Latin by Florio and others in different hands, one (f. 12v) in the hand of the playwright Matthew Gwinne (1558-1627), and (ff. 6r-10r) Florio's dedication to Sir Edward Dyer dated 12 November 1582, 145 octavo leaves, in modern half blue morocco. 1582.
Once owned by Katherine Philips, the ‘Matchless Orinda’ (see PsK 589.5) from whom the MS passed to her sister-in-law M. Philips, who presented it to Phineas Fowke (1639-1710), physician. Inscribed (f. 3r) ‘Ex dono Gul: Oldys / Isaac Hard’: i.e. given by William Oldys (1696-1761), Norroy King of Arms, antiquary, to Sir Isaac Heard (1730-1822), Clarenceux King of Arms (and with his bookplate). Then owned by Benjamin Heywood Bright (1830-84), merchant and author. Sotheby's, 18 June 1844 (Bright sale), lot 98. Inscribed (ff. 1r-2r) by the Rev. Joseph Hunter (1783-1861), antiquary, on 13 September 1858.
Edited from this MS in Sellers.
A Letter from Octauia to Marcus Antonius (‘Go thee (yet deere) though most disloyall Lord’)
First published in Poeticall Essayes (London, 1599). Grosart, I, 121-38.
Copy of an early version, headed ‘Octavia to Anthony’.
In: A verse miscellany, including 55 poems which have been attributed to Wyatt (one copied twice) as well as his Penitential Psalms, in several hands, originally compiled by, or for, John Harington of Stepney (1520?-82) and continued by his son, Sir John Harington of Kelston (1560-1612), whose hand occurs frequently in the MS, imperfect, once comprising 228 leaves of which 145 remain. Mid-late 16th century.
This volume described, and the full text edited, with facsimile examples of ff. 53r and 66v, in Hughey. Also discussed in Ruth Hughey, ‘The Harington Manuscript at Arundel Castle and Related Documents’, The Library, 4th Ser. 15 (1934-5), 388-444.
A transcript of the whole MS made c.1810 for George Frederick Nott is in the British Library, Add. MS 28635.
Edited from this MS in Hughey, I, No. 234, pp. 265-74.
Musophilus (‘Fond man Musophilus, that thus dost spend’)
First published in Poeticall Essayes (London, 1599). Grosart, I, 221-56 (p. 230). Sprague, pp. 65-98 (p. 73).
Copy of lines 147-58, here beginning ‘But yet in all this enterchaunge of all’, inscribed on sig. A6v of an exemplum of the Works of Chaucer printed by Thomas Petit (c.1545). Early 17th century.
Owned in 1978 by A. G. Thomas, London bookseller.
An Ode (‘Now each creature ioyes the other’)
See DaS 13.
A Panegyrike Congratulatorie to the King (‘Loe here the glory of a greater day’)
First published (in a 73-stanza version) in London, 1603. Grosart, I, 139-67.
Autograph fair copy of a 58-stanza version, with a formal title-page ‘A Panegyrick congratulatorie To the Kinges most sacred maiestie / by Samuel Danyel’, on nine folio leaves (plus blanks), in modern quarter brown morocco. Presented to King James at Burley-on-the-Hill, Rutland, on or shortly after 23 April 1603. 1603.
This MS recorded in Grosart. Facsimile of part of f. 3v in Greg, English Literary Autographs, plate XXI(c). Facsimile of f. 2r in IELM, I.ii, Facsimile IX (p. 200). Facsimile example in Pitcher, Brotherton MS, p. 180.
‘Remember as thou art a man’
See DaS 29.
S.D. To his Booke, In the Dedicating thereof to the Librarie in Oxford, erected by Sir Thomas Bodley Knight (‘Heere in this goodly Magazine of witte’)
Reprinted in Grosart, I, 4-7.
Four autograph corrections, in a special presentation poem printed on two conjugate leaves, in an exemplum of Works (1601). 1601-5.
Presented by Daniel in 1605 to the Bodleian Library.
‘To have some silly home I do desire’
Edited in Joseph Nicolson and Richard Burn, The History and Antiquities of the Counties of Westmorland and Cumberland, 2 vols (London, 1777), I, 299. Reprinted in George C. Williamson, Lady Anne Clifford (Kendal, 1922), p. 202.
A couplet allegedly by Daniel and often quoted by Lady Anne Clifford (1590-1676), cited by her secretary, George Sedgwick (1618-85), in his MS ‘A summary or memorial of my own life’. 1682.
Edited from this MS by all editors.
‘To Lucy, Countess of Bedford’
See DaS 16.
To Prince Henrie (‘Theare be great Prince, such as will tell you how’)
First published in Pitcher, Brotherton MS (1981).
Copy of a 236-line verse epistle, composed c.1609-10.
To Sr. H. C. (‘Whereas you doe out of the lardg extent’)
First published in Pitcher, Brotherton MS (1981).
Copy of a 96-line verse epistle probably to Sir Robert Carr (or Kerr), later first Earl of Ancrum (1578-1654), composed c. 1610.
To the Ladye Harrington (‘Great are the afflictions, you haue mett withall’)
First published in Pitcher, Brotherton MS (1981).
Copy of a 152-line verse epistle to Lady Anne Harington (d.1620), mother of Lucy, Countess of Bedford, composed c.1614-15.
Facsimile of f. 7r also in The Brotherton Collection University of Leeds (Leeds, 1986), No. 7.
To the Ladie Margaret Countesse of Cumberland (‘He that of such a height hath built his minde’)
First published, with A Panegyrike Congratulatorie to the Kings Maiestie, in Certaine Epistles [London, 1603]. Grosart, I, 203-7. Sprague, pp. 111-15.
Copy, in the hand of an amanuensis, with revisions entered in another hand, on two conjugate leaves; imperfect. The original title ‘To the right honorable the Ladie Margaret Countesse of Cumberland’ deleted and the epistle retitled in the second hand ‘[M]y La: El: H. [i.e. Lady Elizabeth Hatton] seate & prospect on the Isle of Purbecke’. c.1600-7.
From the papers of the North family.
Edited from this MS, with a complete facsimile in Arthur Freeman, ‘An Epistle for Two’, The Library, 5th Ser. 25 (1970), 226-36; discussed further by Freeman and I.A. Shapiro in The Library, 26 (1971), 63-4; 28 (1973), 333-7 (suggesting dates of composition and revision between 1598 and 1619).
To the Right Reuerend Father in God, Iames Montague, Lord Bishop of Winchester (‘Although you haue out of your proper store’)
First published in Workes (London, 1623). Grosart, I, 294-6.
Copy, in a semi-calligraphic hand, on the first two pages of two once conjugate folio leaves, endorsed ‘from Mr Daniel to the Bishop of Winchester’. .
In: A folio guard-book of independent Jacobean state papers, stamped foliation 1-315.
This MS recorded in Grosart.
‘To wish and will it is my part’
A quatrain first published in T.D. Whitaker, The History and Antiquities of the Deanery of Craven (London, 1805), p. 279. The following quatrain unpublished.
Two quatrains possibly composed by Daniel, one beginning ‘To wish and will it is my part’ (the first line appearing also on f. [2r]), the other (based on Seneca) beginning ‘Remember as thou art a man’, both inscribed at the end of the volume before various other jottings.
In: A memorandum book, in secretary hands, 41 quarto leaves (including blanks), in contemporary limp vellum. 1600-2.
Formerly among the Clifford family papers at Skipton Castle, Yorkshire.
The quatrain (‘To wish and will’) printed from this MS in Whitaker (where it is mistakenly described as being in Daniel's autograph).
First published in Pitcher, Brotherton MS (1981).
Copy of a 330-word address probably to Sir Robert Carr, Earl of Somerset (d.1645), beginning ‘Although this worke of myne had not heretofore the fate to be continued…’, composed c.May-June 1616.
A Breviary of the History of England
First published (from a MS ‘found in the Library of a Person of High Quality’) as An Introduction to a Breviary of the History of England with the Reign of King William the I, ascribed to Sir Walter Ralegh (London, 1693). Works of Sir Walter Ralegh (Oxford, 1829), VIII, 509-37. Daniel's probable authorship discussed in Rudolf B. Gottfried, ‘The Authorship of A Breviary of the History of England’, SP, 53 (1956), 172-90, and in William Leigh Godshalk, ‘Daniel's History’, JEGP, 63.1 (1964), 45-57.
Copy, here ascribed to ‘Sr: Walter Ral,=eigh Knight’, in the hand of the ‘Feathery Scribe’.
In: A folio volume of state tracts and papers, 334 leaves. In various professional hands, including the ‘Feathery Scribe’.
Once owned Sir Robert Oxenbridge, MP (1595-1638) of Hurstbourne Priors, Hampshire; later by William Sancroft (1617-93), Archbishop of Canterbury; and by Thomas Tanner (1674-1735), Bishop of St Asaph, ecclesiastical historian, scholar and book collector, who on 2 May 1729 lent it to Thomas Hearne (1678-1735), antiquary. It was once bought from John Jackson of Tottenham High Cross.
Described in Peter Beal, In Praise of Scribes: Manuscripts and their Makers in Seventeenth-Century England (Oxford, 1998), pp. 257-8 (No. 95).
This MS discussed in Gottfried. Beal, In Praise of Scribes, p. 257 (No. 95.1).
Copy, in a rounded hand, ascribed to ‘Sr Walter Raleigh Knight’, in a small folio booklet. First half 17th century.
In: A folio composite volume of state tracts and letters, in various hands, 297 leaves, in calf (rebacked). Early-mid-17th century.
Copy, in the hand of Ralph Starkey (c.1569-1628), merchant and antiquary, headed ‘A Breuiarie of the historie of England, from William .i. intitled the Conqueror’. c.1620s.
In: A folio composite volume of state and historical tracts, in various hands, 333 leaves, in modern half crushed morocco on cloth boards gilt.
This MS discussed in Gottfried.
Copy, in a professional secretary hand, as ‘written by sr walter Raileigh Knight’.
In: A folio composite volume of state tracts, letters and speeches, in several professional hands, 432 leaves (plus blanks), in modern crushed morocco gilt. In professional hands, including those of Ralph Starkey (c.1569-1628), merchant and antiquary, and the ‘Feathery Scribe’.
Later owned, and annotated, by Sir Simonds D'Ewes, BT, MP (1602-50), diarist and antiquary. A note (f. 432v) by Humfrey Wanley (1672-1726), scholar and librarian, records on 30 July 1714 that eight or nine years earlier Robert Harley lent this book to Queen Anne ‘upon the account of divers Original Letters &c. written by the Royal Family’, which, on its return, Wanley extracted and inserted into a separate collection.
Briefly described in Peter Beal, In Praise of Scribes: Manuscripts and their Makers in Seventeenth-Century England (Oxford, 1998), pp. 235-6 (No. 45).
This MS discussed in Gottfried.
Copy of the first half of the work only, in a professional secretary hand, with an engrossed title-page ‘A Breviarie or A shorte discourse uppon the Historie & Conquest of William the .1. sirnamed the Conquerour Penned by that Learned knight Sr Walter Rawleigh Ao. Do. 16’, imperfect, lacking the rest.
In: A large folio composite volume of state tracts and papers, 176 leaves, in modern half-morocco gilt. In professional hands, including those of Ralph Starkey (c.1569-1628), antiquary, the ‘Feathery Scribe’, Sir Simonds D'Ewes, Bt, MP (1602-50), diarist and antiquary, and Sir William Dugdale (1605-86), antiquary and herald.
Briefly described in Peter Beal, In Praise of Scribes: Manuscripts and their Makers in Seventeenth-Century England (Oxford, 1998), p. 239 (No. 51).
This MS discussed in Gottfried.
Copy, in the hand of the ‘Feathery Scribe’, as ‘Written by Sr: Walter Raleigh, Knighte:’.
In: A folio volume of state letters and tracts, in two professional secretary hands, predominantly that of the ‘Feathery Scribe’, 334 leaves, plus an index in an italic hand (f. 375r), in modern half vellum on marbled boards.
Sotheby's, 4 July 1955 (André de Coppet sale), lot 950, to Maggs. Formerly Folger MS Add. 35.
Briefly described in Peter Beal, In Praise of Scribes: Manuscripts and their Makers in Seventeenth-Century England (Oxford, 1998), pp. 262-5 (No. 108).
Beal, In Praise of Scribes, p. 264 (No. 108.20), with a facsimile of f. 205r on p. 69.
Copy, in a professional secretary hand, with an added title-page (f. 280r) in an italic hand with title subscribed in another hand ‘Or rather an encomium of W: Conq: By Sr Walter Ralegh’, to which is added (and deleted) ‘Anonimus’. c.1620.
In: A quarto composite volume of state tracts, in various hands, 310 leaves (including blanks), in contemporary calf (rebacked).
Copy, as ‘Written by Sr. Walter Raileighe Knight’.
In: A folio volume of state tracts and papers relating chiefly to Privy Council matters, in several largely professional secretary hands, 266 leaves, in half-vellum marbled boards. c.1620s-30s.
Sotheby's, 15 March 1895, lot 207. In the library of Herbert Somerton Foxwell (1849-1936), economist and bibliographer.
Copy, headed ‘The life of William the first written by Sr Walter Raleigh’.
In: A folio volume comprising two works in the same professional secretary hand, the second (ff. 14r-123v) Sir John Hayward's Edward VI, 123 leaves, in contemporary calf gilt. Early 17th century.
Arms of Sir Kenelm Digby (1603-65), natural philosopher and courtier, stamped in gilt on both covers.
The Collection of the History of England
First part first published in London, 1612. First published complete in London, [1618?]. Grosart, IV, 69-299. V, 1-291.
Extracts, in the hand of the fourth Earl of Bedford, headed ‘Daniels History’.
In: A folio volume of state letters and papers, in several hands, written from both ends, 531 pages, in contemporary calf with remains of metal clasps. Compiled by, and partly in the rugged italic hand of, Francis Russell, MP (1593-1641), fourth Earl of Bedford, politician. c.1620s.
Recorded in HMC, 2nd Report (1871), Appendix, p. 1.
Extracts, in the hand of the fourth Earl of Bedford, headed ‘Daniels cronicall’. c.1620s-30s.
In: A tall folio composite volume of state and antiquarian tracts and papers, in several hands, with a table of contents, 153 pages, in contemporary vellum. Assembled by, and partly in the rugged italic hand of, Francis Russell, MP (1593-1641), fourth Earl of Bedford, politician.
Recorded in HMC, 2nd Report (1871), Appendix, p. 1.
Notes and extracts, relating to the reign of Edward III.
In: A folio composite volume of antiquarian tracts, letters and notes, in various hands and paper sizes, 111 leaves.
In: A quarto miscellany of extracts chiefly from historical works, in Latin and English, in a single small mixed hand, compiled by one Thomas Gybbons, armiger, 237 leaves, in modern quarter-morocco gilt. Mid-late 17th century.
Extracts, including entries on pp. 27, 340a, 355, and 540.
In: A folio commonplace book of entries arranged under subject headings, in a single hand, written from both ends, 652 pages (plus some unnumbered), in modern cloth. Mid-17th century.
A modern pencil note on a flyleaf claims to identify the compiler as one ‘Raworth’.
Copy, in a small italic hand.
In: An octavo miscellany, including sermons, largely in two hands, written from both ends, in contemporary calf. c.1694-1717.
Inscribed names of Elizabeth and Thomas Kent.
In: A folio commonplace book, in English, Latin and Italian, in several hands, arranged under headings in double columns, 558 pages, in half-morocco. Compiled in part by Richard Symonds (1617-after 1692?), antiquary and genealogist, of Black Notley, Essex. Late 17th-early 18th century.
Later owned by Evelyn Philip Shirley (1812-82), of Ettington Hall, Warwickshire. Later in the library of W.A. Foyle (1885-1963), bookseller, of Beeleigh Abbey, Essex. Christie's, 12 July 2000 (Foyle sale, Part III), lot 328.
An original proof-sheet (sigs K2v, K5r), with eleven MS corrections, in an exemplum of the printed edition of 1618.
Recorded in Jan Moore, p. 69. A facsimile example of the proof corrections is in Hofman & Freeman's sale catalogue No. 36 (April 1973), item 31.
Extracts, headed ‘Brief notes taken out of Samuell Daniels collectns of the Historye of England’.
In: A duodecimo volume of extracts from printed books, in a single mixed hand, 80 leaves (plus blanks), in modern half morocco. Mid-17th century.
Extracts, headed ‘Daniell's History of ye King of England’.
In: A folio volume of ‘Collections out of the Histories of England. 1670’, extracted from printed sources, in a single hand, 87 leaves, in mottled leather gilt. c.1670.
Extracts, headed ‘Daniel his Chronicle to Ed 3d’.
Extracts from John Trussell's ‘continuation’ (published 1636), headed ‘Trussell to Hen. 7th. from Ed. 3d’, are on ff. 117r-v, 120r-v.
In: An octavo notebook of extracts, in a single small mixed hand, written from both ends, 165 leaves, in contemporary calf. Compiled by one William Bright, entitled ‘ffragmenta hic omnigena è varijs excerpta authoribus ad priuatum existunt vsum WB ex anno 1644’. c.1644-76.
Inscribed also inside the lower cover ‘Will: Bright Novemb 12th pretiu 8d 1645’.
Extensive extracts or synopsis, headed ‘Samuel Daniel’, followed (pp. 47-93) by a synopsis of ‘The continuation of Daniells historie by Jo: Trussell’.
In: A duodecimo notebook of extracts from historical works, in a single cursive italic hand, 149 pages (plus 70 blanks), in contemporary calf. Mid-17th century.
Recorded in HMC, 6th Report (1877), Appendix, p. 312.
This Continuation first published London, 1636.
Extracts, headed ‘Collections out of the Historian Mr Samuel Daniel’.
In: A folio volume of extracts from English historical works, in three hands, one secretary hand predominating, c.240 pages, in contemporary calf gilt. c.1630.
Copy of ‘The Appendix to the Collection of the Historie of England’, comprising transcripts of numerous historical documents, in the italic and secretary hands of possibly two amanuenses, with the title (f. 22r) and two headings (on ff. 31r, 37r) in Daniel's own hand. c.1618.
Probably a working copy of part of the ‘Appendix’ which Daniel discusses in his ‘Certaine Aduertisements to the Reader’  and which the preliminary notice of a special licence granted to Daniel mentions as ‘hereafter too bee printed’, but which remained unpublished.
In: A folio composite volume, comprising two independent tracts, in three hands, 80 leaves, in old vellum.
The first item (ff. 2r-21v), Asser's De rebus gestis Aelfredi in a late 16th-century roman hand, inscribed (f. 2r) ‘M Patterson’ and ‘Lumley’: i.e. John, first Baron Lumley (c.1533-1609), collector. The volume later belonging to the Carr (or Ker) family, Marquesses of Lothian, at Newbattle Abbey.
Extracts from this MS (‘The Kerr Manuscript’), with facsimile examples, in Pitcher, Brotherton MS (1980).
A Defence of Rhyme
First published in London, . Grosart, IV, 29-67. Sprague, pp. 125-58.
The Prayse of Private Life
First published (and attributed to Sir John Harington) in The Letters and Epigrams of Sir John Harington, ed. Norman Egbert McClure (Philadelphia, 1930), pp. 323-78. Attributed to Daniel in Sellers (1930), 341-2.
Copy, apparently attributed to Sir John Harington, in a miscellany. Early 17th century?
J. H. S. Pigott, sale catalogue, 8 October 1849, lot 1985.
MS, presented by Daniel to Margaret Clifford (1560-1616), Countess Dowager of Cumberland. c.1605-6.
This MS probably that catalogued as ‘The Praise of Private Life, a folio Manuscript’ in a MS list of ‘Books in the Closset in the Passage Room next the Pantry in Skipton Castle 28th Augst 1739’ (a list now Yorkshire Archaeological Society, Leeds, DD 121/111). The MS was still at Skipton Castle when a transcript was made by William Ford (see DaS 46), and at Appleby Castle when examined by Moore Smith.
Briefly described in Sellers and also in a review [? by G.C. Moore Smith] of McClure in TLS (4 September 1930), p. 697.
A transcript of DaS 45, ‘Faithfully copied from the Original Manuscript in Skipton Castle by W. Ford [William Ford (1771-1832)], Manchester’, entitled (f. 1r) ‘Sir John Harringtons Prayse of private life MS’, also inscribed ‘Upon a blank leaf, prefixed, was written “For the Countesse Dowager of Comberland, presented by Samuel Daniell”’, on 65 quarto leaves, in modern half black morocco. Early 19th century.
Wills & Sotheran's sale catalogue No. 155 (25 February 1860), item 673. Acquired from J. Harvey, 11 November 1876.
Edited from this MS in McClure.
The Worthy tract of Paulus Jouius, contayning a Discourse of rare inuentions, both Militarie and Amorous called Imprese
First published in London, 1585. Grosart, IV, 1-27, and V, 297-304 (extracts).
Extract from Daniel's translation of Giovio's Dialogo dell' imprese militari et amorose.
In: The greater part of a quarto commonplace book of extracts, compiled by Edward Pudsey (1573-1613), iii + 104 leaves, in 19th-century green morocco gilt. Four leaves of this commonplace book are in the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, ER 82/1/21. c.1604-9.
Owned in 1615-16 by one ‘Bassett’ and in the 1880s by Richard Savage. At the Neligan sale, 2 August 1888, lot 1098. Bought by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1820-89), and his sale 4 July 1889, lot 1257.
All the Shakespearian texts except Othello were edited from this MS in Richard Savage's Shakespearean Extracts (1887). The MS also edited in Juliet Mary Gowan, An Edition of Edward Pudsey's Commonplace Book (c.1600-1615) (unpublished M. Phil., University of London, 1967). It was then found that the miscellany lacked several of its original leaves, including extracts from six plays by Shakespeare. These leaves were rediscovered in 1977 among Savage's papers at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, ER 82/1/21, and the Othello extracts identified by Gowan. The MS also discussed in J. Rees, ‘Shakespeare and “Edward Pudsey's Booke”, 1600’, N&Q, 237 (September 1992), 330-1, and in Fred Schurink, ‘Manuscript Commonplace Books, Literature, and Reading in Early Modern England’, HLQ, 73/3 (2010), 453-69 (pp. 465-9), with a facsimile of f. 31r on p. 467.
First published in London, 1594. Grosart, III, 1-94.
First published in London, 1615. Grosart, III, 325-98.
Copy, chiefly in the secretary hands of two amanuenses, the list of ‘Speakers’ (f. 1v) in another cursive hand, with Daniel's signed autograph presentation inscription (f. 2r), songs (ff. 9r-v, 24r), and possibly corrections, 35 quarto leaves (plus blanks), in contemporary vellum boards gilt. Presented to Jean (or Jane) Drummond on the occasion of her marriage to Robert Ker (1570?-1650), later first Earl of Roxburgh, in February 1613/14.
Later given to William Drummond of Hawthornden, who presented it to Edinburgh College (his booklabel and inscription, f. 1r).
This MS recorded in Grosart, IV, lv-lvii; described and the additions printed in W.W. Greg, ‘“Hymen's Triumph” and the Drummond MS’, MLQ, 6 (1903), 59-64.
Facsimile pages in Greg, English Literary Autographs, plate XXI(d); in Flower & Munby, English Poetical Autographs, p. 5; in Joan Rees, Samuel Daniel (Liverpool, 1964), facing pp. 158 and 159; and in Croft, Autograph Poetry, I, 21.
—— I, v, 446-61. Song (‘Loue is a sicknesse full of woes’)
Grosart, III, 349-50.
Copy of the song of the first Chorus, headed ‘Of loue’.
In: An octavo verse miscellany, including 13 poems by Donne and 14 poems by Corbett, in several hands, probably associated with Oxford University, written from both ends, 102 leaves, in 17th-century calf. c.1630s.
Inscribed (f. 101v) ‘Henry Lawson’ (or just possibly ‘Lamson’). Thomas Thorpe, sale catalogue (1836), item 1185. Later in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872), manuscript and book collector: Phillipps MS 9257. Sotheby's, 15 June 1896 (Phillipps sale), lot 862. Quaritch's sale catalogue No. 164 (1896), item 64.
Cited in IELM, I.i (1980) and II.i (1987), as the ‘Lawson MS’: DnJ Δ 37 and CoR Δ 2.
Copy, headed ‘One Loue’; c. 1634.
In: An octavo verse miscellany, in a single small mixed hand throughout; 425 pages (plus an eight-page index), in contemporary calf. Including 45 poems (and a second copy of one) by Carew, 11 poems (plus one of doubtful authorship) by Corbett, and 25 poems (plus two of doubtful authorship) by Strode. c.1634.
The initials ‘T. C.’ stamped on the front cover. Sold by Thomas Thorpe (1836). Afterwards in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), manuscript and book collector: Phillipps MS 9536, and by Marsden J. Perry (1850-1935), of Providence, Rhode Island, industrialist, banker, and art and books collector. A.S.W. Rosenbach's sale catalogue English Poetry to 1700 (1941), item 189.
Cited in IELM, II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Rosenbach MS II’: CwT Δ 32, CoR Δ 12, and StW Δ 24. Discussed in Scott Nixon, ‘The Manuscript Sources of Thomas Carew's Poetry’, EMS, 8 (2000), 186-224 (pp. 193-5).
—— III, v, 1338-43. Song (‘From the Temple to the Boord’)
Grosart, III, 378.
Copy of the rural marriage song in a musical setting.
In: the MS described under DaS 10. Early 17th century.
Edited from this MS in John P. Cutts, ‘Early Seventeenth-Century Lyrics at St. Michael's College’, M&L, 37 (1956), 221-33 (p. 255).
Copy of a 33-line version, headed ‘Song’.
In: A small octavo verse miscellany, written from both ends, predominantly in a single hand in variant styles (ff. 1v-79v, 80r, 88v-96v, 119r-117r rev.), with additions in later hands (ff. 97r-104v, 116v-106r rev.), 164 leaves, in modern half red morocco. Inscribed (f. 1v, in a court hand) ‘Daniell Leare his Booke’, ‘witnesse William Strode’, and (f. 164r) ‘Mr Daniell Leare eius Liber’: i.e. compiled chiefly by Daniel Leare, a distant cousin of the poet William Strode, probably at Christ Church, Oxford, before he entered the Middle Temple in 1633. c.1633 [-late 17th century].
This suggestion, by Mary Hobbs, is supported by entries in the Caution Book of 1625-41 at Christ Church, where Strode is found (p. 22) paying £10 as college security for Leare and where Leare signs (p. 23) on this sum's repayment by Dr Fell on 13 May 1633. Forey suggests (p. lxxix) that he was the Daniell Leare of St Andrews, Holburne, whose will was proved in 1652; but it is more likely that he was the Daniel Leare to whom Henry King, Dean of Rochester, leased property at Chatham on 19 July 1655 (National Archives, Kew, SP 18/99/61). Daniel Leare's wife, Dorothy, was a member of the Hubert family with whom King was associated by virtue of the marriage of his sister Dorothy.
The volume includes 12 poems by Donne; 15 poems (plus a second copy of one and three of doubtful authorship) by Carew; 20 poems (plus two of uncertain authorship) by Corbett; and 84 poems (plus second copies of eight poems, four poems of doubtful authorship and some apocryphal poems) by Strode, the texts being closely related to, and in part probably transcribed from, the ‘Corpus MS’ of Strode's poems (StW Δ 1).
Inscribed also ‘John Leare’ (probably Daniel's younger brother); (f. 1r) ‘Anthony Euans his booke’ (who married Daniel Leare's niece Dorothy Leare in 1663); (f. 1v) ‘Alexander Croke his Book 1773’; and (f. 164v) ‘John Scott’ (who matriculated at Christ Church in 1632). Rimell & Son, 9 November 1878.
Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), and II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Leare MS’: DnJ Δ 41, CwT Δ 15, CoR Δ 4, and StW Δ 10.
Discussed in Mary Hobbs, An Edition of the Stoughton Manuscript (unpub. Ph.D. thesis, University of London, 1973), pp. 185-90; in her ‘Early Seventeenth-Century Verse Miscellanies and their Value for Textual Editors’, EMS, 1 (1989), 192-210 (pp. 189-90); and in her Early Seventeenth-Century Verse Miscellany Manuscripts (Aldershot, 1992), passim, with facsimile examples of ff. 79-80 facing p. 87.
First published in London, 1605. Edited by Laurence Michel (New Haven, 1949).
Extract, comprising a version of lines 150-1, 154-5, headed ‘Out of Daniels Phylotas’, and here beginning ‘He that will frett att greate lords and the raine’.
In: An oblong octavo miscellany of largely devotional verse and some prose, including (ff. 7v-22r) twelve poems by Crashaw, probably transcribed from Carmen Deo Nostro (Paris, 1652), in a single italic hand, written across the width of the pages with the spine upwards, with (ff. 181r-8r) a table of contents, 188 leaves, in calf gilt. Entitled Collections out of seuerall Authors by Marmaduke Raudon Eboracensis 1662: i.e. compiled by Marmaduke Rawdon (1610-69), traveller and antiquary, of Guiseley, Yorkshire, who later lived with his cousin, also named Marmaduke Rawdon, at Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, the MS including elegies on yet another (Sir) Marmaduke Rawdon (1582-1646), Governor of Basing House. c.1662.
Later owned by Thomas Rodd (1796-1849). Rodd's sale catalogue, February 1850, item 764.
Cited in IELM, II.i, as the Rawdon MS: CrR Δ 2. Crashaw's work collated in Martin (cited as A1) and discussed pp. lxxx-lxxxi.
For other Rawdon miscellanies, see Yale, Osborn MS fb 150; York Minster, MS Add. 122; and a MS sold at Puttick and Simpson's, 3 March 1870, lot 552, to Nicholls. For the Rawdon family, see H.F. Hayllar, The Chronicles of Hoddesdon (1948), pp. 52-4.
A brief extract, under the subject heading ‘Confidence’, here beginning ‘He most is to be feared that nothing feares’.
In: An octavo miscellany of English and Latin verse and prose, in a small secretary hand, 79 leaves (largely blank), disbound. Early 17th century.
First published in London, 1610. Grosart, III, 301-23. Stephen Orgel and Roy Strong, Inigo Jones: The Theatre of the Stuart Court, 2 vols (University of California Press, 1973), I, 190-201.
Drummond includes this work in his list of ‘bookes red anno 1609 be me’ (National Library of Scotland, MS 2059, f. 361r).
Extracts, comprising various phrases and the two songs ‘If ioy had other figure’ and ‘Are they shadowes that we see?’, transcribed from the edition of 1610.
In: the MS described under DaS 12. c.1606-14.
Autograph letter signed by Daniel, to Sir Francis Walsingham, [c.March 1586]. 1586.
Edited in Mark Eccles, ‘Samuel Daniel in France and Italy’, SP, 34 (1937), 148-67.
Autograph letter signed by Daniel, to Sir Francis Walsingham, 20 May 1586. 1586.
Edited in Mark Eccles, ‘Samuel Daniel in France and Italy’, SP, 34 (1937), 148-67.
Autograph letter signed by Daniel, to Sir Thomas Egerton, [1601/2]. Probably once bound in a printed exemplum of Daniel's Works (London, 1601), presented to Egerton, a volume now in the Huntington (RB 60958). 1602.
A photocopy of the letter is in the Huntington (EL 139). First printed in Francis Henry Egerton, A Compilation of Various Authentick Evidences and Historical Authorities tending to illustrate the life and character of Thomas Egerton (privately printed, 1798), p. 57. Later printed in John Payne Collier, New Facts regarding the Life of Shakespeare (London, 1835). pp. 52-3, and subsequently suspected of being a forgery, but it is certainly genuine: see Cecil C. Seronsy, ‘The Case for Daniel's Letter to Egerton Reopened’, HLQ, 29 (1965-6), 79-82, and also a note probably referring to this letter written by Edmond Malone (1741-1812) in his exemplum of Daniel's Works (1602) in the Bodleian (Malone 20).
Autograph letter signed by Daniel, to Robert Cecil, Viscount Cranbourne, . .
Edited in Sellers, p. 51.
Autograph letter signed by Daniel, to Charles Blount, Earl of Devonshire, . 1605.
Edited in Sellers, pp. 51-2. Facsimiles in Grosart (large paper issue), I, facing p. xxii, and in Greg, English Literary Autographs, Plate XXI (a-b).
Autograph letter signed by Daniel, to James Kirton, 20 May 1608. 1608.
Edited in the Rev. Canon Jackson, ‘Longleat Papers No. 4’, The Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine, 18 (1879), 257-85 (pp. 273-4), and in Sellers, pp. 52-3.
Autograph letter signed by Daniel, to James Kirton, 31 May 1608. 1608.
Edited in the Rev. Canon Jackson, ‘Longleat Papers No. 4’, The Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine, 18 (1879), 257-85 (pp. 274-5), and in Sellers, p. 53.
Copy, in a modern hand, of a letter by Daniel to Margaret, Dowager Countess of Cumberland, [late] February 1615/16.
Possibly made from a volume of transcripts of letters belonging to descendants of the Clifford family. 1616.
In: A composite folio volume of papers chiefly relating to the Clifford family, largely in a single hand, apparently that of Margaret Cavendish Harley Bentinck (1715-85), Duchess of Portsmouth, 117 leaves, erratically numbered. Late 18th century.
Edited from this MS in Pitcher, Brotherton MS, pp. 168-9.
Autograph signature, 17 November 1581. 1581.
In: Subscription Register. 1581-1615.
Daniel's autograph last will and testament, signed, dated 4 September 1619. 1619.
The text edited in Sellers, p. 54.
A registered copy (on f. 94) of Daniel's last will and testament, proved 1 February 1619/20. 1620.