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The Poems and Notes and Commentary

The Poems and Notes and Commentary: Vol. 1 and 2

Roman R. Dubinski editor
Series: Heritage
Copyright Date: 1982
Pages: 538
  • Book Info
    The Poems and Notes and Commentary
    Book Description:

    An edited collection of poems by Alexander Brome in which Roman Dubinski has restored him to view.

    eISBN: 978-1-4426-3252-3
    Subjects: Language & Literature

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  1. VOLUME 1

    • Front Matter
      (pp. i-iv)
    • Table of Contents
      (pp. v-2)
    • Introduction
      (pp. 3-46)

      In itemizing bequests in his will,² Brome reveals that he was born in the parish of Evershot and bred in West Milton, small rural hamlets in the county of Dorset, Evershot about twelve miles northwest and West Milton about twelve miles northeast of Dorchester. Brome’s exact birth date is unknown, though we can infer the approximate year from the inscription on David Loggan’s portrait engraved for the 1664 edition of theSongs And other Poems.The inscription reads ‘Aetatis suae 44,’ which would place Brome’s birth date around 1620.

      Virtually nothing is known about Brome’s parents. The bequest in the...


      • Prefatory Letters and Poems (P)

        • I To the Honourable, Sir JOHN ROBINSON Knight and Baronet, his Majesties Lieutenant of the Tower of LONDON
          (pp. 49-49)

          The many great obligations, which your nobleness hath from time to time laid upon me, do merit a more serious acknowledgement then this rude and toyish address can pretend to, whose design is only to beg pardon and protection, for that I being seduced to print these youthfull vanities, have thus audaciously shelter'd them under your celebrated name. I should not have done it, but that I well know the greatnesse of your soul, and the Kindness you have for me, are a sufficient screen to keep off any offence that I can commit against you; and I have considered...

        • II To the Reader
          (pp. 50-51)
        • III To his honoured Friend Mr. ALEXANDER BROME, on the publishing his Poems
          (pp. 51-52)
        • IV On my Friend Mr. ALEXANDER BROME
          (pp. 52-54)
        • V On the Death of Mr. ALEXANDER BROME, who dyed the 30th. of June, 1666
          (pp. 55-55)
        • VI On Mr. ALEXANDER BROME’S Poems
          (pp. 56-58)
        • VII To the Ingenious Authour Mr. Alexand. Brome
          (pp. 58-59)
        • VIII To the Ingenious Author Mr. A.B.
          (pp. 59-60)
        • IX To my ingenious Friend Mr. Brome, on his various and excellent Poems: An humble Eglog
          (pp. 60-61)
        • X To my worthy Friend Mr. Alex. Brome
          (pp. 62-63)
        • XI To his dear friend Mr. Alex. Brome, upon the publishing his Poems
          (pp. 63-64)
        • XII To his Ingenious Friend Mr. A.B. upon his most excellent Poems
          (pp. 64-65)
        • XIII For his much honoured Friend Mr. Alexander Brome
          (pp. 66-68)
      • Section 1

        • SONG I Plain Dealing
          (pp. 69-70)
        • SONG II The Indifferent
          (pp. 70-71)
        • SONG III The Resolve
          (pp. 71-72)
        • SONG IV The Wary Woer
          (pp. 72-73)
        • SONG V The Counsel
          (pp. 73-74)
        • SONG VI To his Mistress
          (pp. 74-75)
        • SONG VII To his Mistress
          (pp. 75-76)
        • SONG VIII The hard Heart
          (pp. 76-77)
        • SONG IX Loves Anarchy
          (pp. 77-78)
        • SONG X The Libertine
          (pp. 78-79)
        • SONG XI The Contrary
          (pp. 79-80)
        • SONG XII The Young Lover
          (pp. 80-81)
        • SONG XIII To his Mistress
          (pp. 82-82)
        • SONG XIV To a Widow
          (pp. 82-83)
        • SONG XV To his Friend that had vow’d Small-Bear
          (pp. 83-84)
        • SONG XVI On Claret
          (pp. 84-85)
        • SONG XVII A Mock Song
          (pp. 85-86)
        • SONG XVIII Reasons of Love
          (pp. 86-88)
        • SONG XIX Epithalamy
          (pp. 88-89)
        • SONG XX An Ode of Anacreon paraphrased Beauties force
          (pp. 89-90)
        • SONG XXI Love’s without Reason
          (pp. 90-91)
        • SONG XXII The Damoisel
          (pp. 91-92)
        • SONG XXIII A Dialogue
          (pp. 93-94)
        • SONG XXIV To his Mistres affrighted in the wars
          (pp. 94-95)
        • SONG XXV Upon the Cavaleers departing out of London
          (pp. 95-96)
        • SONG XXVI On the fall of the prices of wine
          (pp. 96-97)
        • SONG XXVII The Old Mans delight
          (pp. 97-98)
          R. B.
        • SONG XXVIII A Dialogue translated
          (pp. 99-99)
        • SONG XXIX Courtship. Out of Catullus
          (pp. 99-100)
        • SONG XXX The Attempt
          (pp. 100-101)
        • SONG XXXI To a Lady that turned her Cheek
          (pp. 101-102)
        • SONG XXXII Practick Love
          (pp. 102-103)
        • SONG XXXIII Translated out of French
          (pp. 103-104)
        • SONG XXXIV Translated out of French
          (pp. 104-105)
        • SONG XXXV To a painted Lady
          (pp. 105-106)
        • SONG XXXVI To a coy Lady
          (pp. 106-106)
        • SONG XXXVII The Recovery
          (pp. 107-107)
        • SONG XXXVIII Advice to Caelia
          (pp. 108-109)
        • SONG XXXIX The Mad Lover
          (pp. 109-109)
        • SONG XL The Murmurer
          (pp. 109-110)
        • SONG XLI A Round
          (pp. 110-110)
        • SONG XLII The Cavalier
          (pp. 111-112)
        • SONG XLIII A Wife
          (pp. 112-113)
        • SONG XLIV On the Queens Arrival
          (pp. 113-114)
        • SONG XLV A Friend
          (pp. 114-116)
      • Section 2

        • SONG I The Royalist
          (pp. 117-118)
        • SONG II The Commoners
          (pp. 118-119)
        • SONG III The Pastorall
          (pp. 120-120)
        • SONG IV A Mock-song
          (pp. 121-121)
        • SONG V The Trouper
          (pp. 121-122)
        • SONG VI The Good-fellow
          (pp. 122-123)
        • SONG VII The Answer
          (pp. 124-125)
        • SONG VIII The Answer
          (pp. 125-126)
        • SONG IX The Levellers rant
          (pp. 126-127)
        • SONG X The New-Courtier
          (pp. 128-129)
        • SONG XI The Safety
          (pp. 129-130)
        • SONG XII The Companion
          (pp. 131-132)
        • SONG XIII Copernicus
          (pp. 132-133)
        • SONG XIV The Painters entertainment
          (pp. 133-135)
        • SONG XV The Cure of Care
          (pp. 135-136)
        • SONG XVI Content. Out of Anacreon
          (pp. 137-137)
        • SONG XVII Mirth. Out of Anacreon
          (pp. 138-138)
        • SONG XVIII The Indépendants resolve
          (pp. 138-139)
        • SONG XIX On Canary
          (pp. 140-141)
        • SONG XX The Leveller
          (pp. 141-143)
        • SONG XXI The Royalists Answer
          (pp. 143-145)
        • SONG XXII The safe Estate
          (pp. 145-146)
        • SONG XXIII The fate
          (pp. 147-148)
        • SONG XXIV The Polititian
          (pp. 148-149)
        • SONG XXV The Prisoners
          (pp. 150-151)
        • SONG XXVI Satisfaction
          (pp. 151-152)
        • SONG XXVII The Club
          (pp. 153-153)
        • SONG XXVIII The Prodigal
          (pp. 154-155)
        • SONG XXIX The Antipolititian
          (pp. 155-156)
        • SONG XXX The New Gentry
          (pp. 156-158)
        • SONG XXXI The Cheerful heart
          (pp. 158-159)
        • SONG XXXII Made and Set Extempore
          (pp. 159-160)
        • SONG XXXIII The Answer to the Curse against Ale
          (pp. 160-162)
        • SONG XXXIV The Reformation
          (pp. 162-165)
        • SONG XXXV For the Generalls entertainment
          (pp. 165-166)
        • SONG XXXVI On Sir G. B. his defeat
          (pp. 166-168)
        • SONG XXXVII Against Corrupted Sack
          (pp. 168-170)
        • SONG XXXVIII The Lamentation
          (pp. 170-171)
        • SONG XXXIX The Riddle
          (pp. 171-173)
        • SONG XL On the Kings returne
          (pp. 173-174)
        • SONG XLI A Catch
          (pp. 174-174)
        • SONG XLII For General Monk his entertainment at Cloath-workers Hall
          (pp. 175-175)
        • SONG XLIII The Advice
          (pp. 176-178)
      • Section 3

        • I The Satyr of Money
          (pp. 179-181)
        • II Upon a Sign-Post, set up by one Mr. Pecke at Skoale in Norfolk
          (pp. 182-185)
        • III A new Diurnal of passages more Exactly drawn up then heretofore. Printed and published, ’tis order’d to be By Henry Rising the Clerk of the P.
          (pp. 185-191)
        • IV On the demolishing the Forts
          (pp. 191-194)
        • V The Clown
          (pp. 194-199)
        • VI On a Butchers Dog that bit a Commanders Mare that stood to be Knight of a Shire
          (pp. 199-201)
        • VII The New Knight Errant
          (pp. 202-205)
        • VIII The New Mountebanck
          (pp. 205-207)
        • IX The Saints Encouragement
          (pp. 207-209)
        • X ‘Come let us be merry’
          (pp. 209-211)
        • XI The Scots Curanto
          (pp. 211-213)
        • XII ‘Though Oxford be yielded’
          (pp. 213-214)
        • XIII A New Ballad
          (pp. 214-216)
        • XIV The Holy Pedler
          (pp. 216-218)
        • XV A Serious Ballade
          (pp. 218-220)
        • XVI An Ode
          (pp. 220-221)
        • XVII Palinode
          (pp. 222-223)
        • XVIII A Ballad
          (pp. 223-226)
      • Section 4

        • I To C. C. Esquire
          (pp. 227-228)
        • II The Answer
          (pp. 228-230)
          C. Cotton
        • III To his University Friend
          (pp. 231-231)
        • IV The Answer
          (pp. 232-234)
        • V To T.S.
          (pp. 235-237)
        • VI The Answer
          (pp. 237-241)
        • VII An Epistle from a Friend to the Author upbraiding him with his writing Songs
          (pp. 242-242)
        • VIII The Answer
          (pp. 243-244)
        • IX To a Lady desiring a copy of a Song
          (pp. 245-245)
        • X To his Friend C. S. Esquire
          (pp. 246-247)
        • XI To C. S. Esquire
          (pp. 247-248)
        • XII To C. S. Esquire
          (pp. 248-250)
        • XIII To C.S. Esquire
          (pp. 250-253)
        • XIV To his Friend W.C.
          (pp. 254-255)
        • XV To his Friend I.B. Upon his Tragedy
          (pp. 255-255)
        • XVI To a Potting Priest upon a quarrel
          (pp. 255-257)
        • XVII To his Friend Mr. W. H. upon the death of his hawke
          (pp. 257-258)
        • XVIII To his School Master Mr. W.H. upon his Poem call’d Conscientiae accusatricis Hypotyposis
          (pp. 258-258)
        • XIX To his Friend T.S.
          (pp. 259-260)
        • XX To the Meritoriously Honorable Lord Chiefe Justice of the Kings bench
          (pp. 260-261)
        • XXI A new years gift presented to the same
          (pp. 261-262)
        • XXII To his Honoured Friend R. Henley Esquire
          (pp. 263-263)
        • XXIII To his Friend J.H. Esquire
          (pp. 264-264)
        • XXIV To a Gentleman that fell sick of the small Pox. When he should be married
          (pp. 265-267)
        • XXV To his Friend Mr. I.B. being at London in the Authors retirement
          (pp. 267-268)
        • XXVI An elegy on a Lady that dyed before her intended Nuptials
          (pp. 269-269)
        • XXVII On the great cryer at Westminster-Hall
          (pp. 270-270)
        • XXVIII To the memory of that loyal patriot Sir
          (pp. 270-270)
          I. Cordel Kt.
        • XXIX To his Mistress lodging in a room where the Sky was painted
          (pp. 271-272)
        • XXX A new years gift
          (pp. 272-272)
        • XXXI On the Queens going beyond Sea
          (pp. 273-274)
        • XXXII Upon his Mare stoln by a Trooper
          (pp. 274-275)
        • XXXIII Upon riding on a tired horse
          (pp. 275-276)
        • XXXIV To his Friend I. B.
          (pp. 276-276)
        • XXXV Translated out of Perseus
          (pp. 277-277)
        • XXXVI Upon the miscarrier of Letters betwixt his Friend and him; An Execration
          (pp. 277-279)
        • XXXVII To his Mistris
          (pp. 279-280)
        • XXXVIII To his Mistris married to another
          (pp. 280-280)
        • XXXIX On the turn-coat Clergy
          (pp. 281-282)
        • XL To his Friend Mr. I.W. on his Translation of a Romance, call’d
          (pp. 282-283)
        • XLI A Satyre on the Rebellion
          (pp. 283-284)
        • XLII On a pair of Virginals
          (pp. 285-285)
        • XLIII On a Comedie called The passionate lovers
          (pp. 285-286)
        • XLIV To the high-Sheriff of S.
          (pp. 286-286)
        • XLV To G.B. Esquire
          (pp. 286-287)
        • XLVI To his reverend Friend Dr. S. on his pious and learned book
          (pp. 287-288)
        • XLVII To Colonel Lovelace on his Poems
          (pp. 289-290)
        • XLVIII To his Friend Thomas Stanley, Esquire, on his Odes Set and Published by Mr. John Gamble
          (pp. 290-290)
        • XLIX On the famous Romance, called The innocent Impostor
          (pp. 290-291)
        • L On Dr. J. his divine Romant
          (pp. 291-292)
        • LI On the loss of a Garrison
          (pp. 292-293)
        • LII Upon the Kings imprisonment
          (pp. 293-294)
        • LIII On the death of King CHARLES
          (pp. 294-296)
        • LIV On the Kings death
          (pp. 296-298)
        • LV A funeral Elegy on Mr. Aubrey
          (pp. 298-299)
        • LVI Upon the death of that Reverend and learned Divine Mr. Josias Shute
          (pp. 299-301)
        • LVII To the memory of Doctor Hearn, who dyed September 15. 1644
          (pp. 302-303)
        • LVIII An Elegy on the death of his Schoolmaster. Mr W.H.
          (pp. 304-305)
        • LIX An Epitaph
          (pp. 306-306)
        • LX An Epitaph upon Mrs. G.
          (pp. 306-306)
      • Section 5

        • I On Rome
          (pp. 307-307)
        • II On a quareller
          (pp. 307-307)
        • III On a lover
          (pp. 308-308)
        • IV On Gold
          (pp. 308-308)
        • V To a Friend
          (pp. 308-308)
        • VI On Alexander
          (pp. 308-308)
        • VII On a Bankrupt
          (pp. 309-309)
        • VIII On a Priest and a Theif
          (pp. 309-309)
        • IX On Love and Death
          (pp. 309-309)
        • X On Women
          (pp. 310-310)
        • XI On a Wolfe sentenc’d
          (pp. 310-310)
        • XII On one more learned then others
          (pp. 310-310)
        • XIII On Galla
          (pp. 311-311)
        • XIV On one lowsie and poor
          (pp. 311-311)
        • XV A happy death
          (pp. 311-311)
        • XVI On Nero
          (pp. 311-311)
        • XVII On Love
          (pp. 312-312)
        • XVIII Rules of drinking
          (pp. 312-312)
        • XIX A vain Boaster
          (pp. 312-312)
        • XX To Momus
          (pp. 312-313)
        • XXI On Phillis tears
          (pp. 313-313)
        • XXII On a proud fool
          (pp. 313-313)
        • XXIII On time
          (pp. 313-313)
        • XXIV On a blind, and lame begger
          (pp. 314-314)
        • XXV On a Spartan Lady
          (pp. 314-314)
        • XXVI On Philip of Macedon
          (pp. 314-314)
        • XXVII The Answer
          (pp. 315-315)
        • XXVIII Frugality
          (pp. 315-315)
        • XXIX On two wives
          (pp. 315-315)
        • XXX On a Murtherer
          (pp. 315-316)
        • XXXI On a Fisherman
          (pp. 316-316)
        • XXXII On a burnt ship
          (pp. 316-316)
        • XXXIII Aliter
          (pp. 316-316)
        • XXXIV On a Covetous Man
          (pp. 317-317)
        • XXXV On Hermocrates
          (pp. 317-317)
        • XXXVI On a poor and sick Man
          (pp. 317-317)
        • XXXVII On a Hare
          (pp. 318-318)
        • XXXVIII On Balaams Ass
          (pp. 318-318)
        • XXXIX Upon Democritus and Heraclitus
          (pp. 318-318)
        • XL Out of Catullus
          (pp. 319-319)
        • XLI On an Astronomer that tryed by rules of Art to find whether he were a Cuckold
          (pp. 319-319)
        • XLII On Geneva’s armes
          (pp. 319-319)
        • XLIII To a sad Widow
          (pp. 320-320)
        • XLIV On a bribed Judge
          (pp. 320-320)
        • XLV To a jealous Husband
          (pp. 320-320)
        • XLVI On proud Rome
          (pp. 321-321)
        • XLVII Against Mourning
          (pp. 321-321)
        • XLVIII Epigramma in Juliam
          (pp. 321-321)
        • XLIX Translated
          (pp. 322-322)
        • L An Essay of the Contempt of Greatnesse, being a Dialogue of Lucían made English
          (pp. 322-335)
        • LI A paraphrase upon the first Chap, of Ecclesiastes
          (pp. 335-337)
        • LII A speech made to the Lord General Monck, at Clotheworkers-Hall in London the 13. of March, 1659. at which time he was there entertained by that worthy Company
          (pp. 338-340)
        • LIII LEGES CONVIVALES. Quod faelix fastumque convivís in Apolline sit
          (pp. 340-341)
        • LIV BEN. JOHNSONS Sociable rules for the Apollo
          (pp. 341-342)
        • LV To his Friend C.S. Esquire
          (pp. 342-345)
        • LVI A Dialogue between Alexander, Calisthenes, and Statyra
          (pp. 345-347)
        • LVII CromweirsPanegyrick, upon his riding in triumph over the baffled City of London
          (pp. 348-350)
        • LVIII A Record in Rhythme, Being an Essay towards the Reformation of the Law, offer’d to the Consideration of the Committee appointed for that purpose. Written by some men of Law, at a time when they had little else to do
          (pp. 350-356)
        • LIX On a Combat between a Roman Capon, and a French Cock
          (pp. 356-358)
        • LX To the Kings most Sacred Majesty, on his miraculous and glorious return 29. May, 1660
          (pp. 358-367)
        • LXI On a Parson and a Lawyer
          (pp. 368-368)

      • Section 6

        • I Upon the unparalelld Play es written by those Renowned Twinnes of Poetry BEAUMONT and FLETCHER
          (pp. 371-372)
        • II To Mr. James Shirley, upon his English and Latine Grammar
          (pp. 372-373)
        • III Upon the unhappie Separation of those united Souls, The Honorable Henry Lord Hastings, And his beloved Parallel
          (pp. 373-375)
        • IV Upon the Author’s decease, and POEMS
          (pp. 375-375)
        • V Upon the AUTHOUR, and his Worke
          (pp. 376-376)
        • VI To Master RICHARD BROME, upon his Comedie, called, A Joviall Crew: or, The merry Beggars
          (pp. 377-378)
        • VII ‘Reader, lo heere thou wilt two faces finde
          (pp. 378-378)
          (pp. 378-379)
        • IX To the Stationer, on the publishing Mr. Bromes Comedies
          (pp. 379-380)
        • X Upon the Ingenious Comedies of Mr. Richard Brome
          (pp. 380-381)
        • XI To his ingenuous Friend Mr. IZAAK WALTON on his Complete Angler
          (pp. 381-383)
        • XII On the Comoedies of the late facetious POET, Mr. Richard Brome Deceased
          (pp. 383-384)
        • XIII To his ingenious FRIEND Mr. Henry Bold on his Poems
          (pp. 385-386)
    • DUBIA

      • Alexander Broome on Mr Robt Napeir a lawyer’s kissing of my Ld John Butler’s breech for a Guiny, whom he beshit for his gains at Orchard. A° 1665.
        (pp. 389-391)
      • The hue & Cry
        (pp. 392-394)
  2. VOLUME 2

    • Middle Matter
      (pp. i-iv)
    • Contents
      (pp. v-vi)
    • List of Sigla
      (pp. vii-ix)
    • References and Abbreviations
      (pp. x-xii)
      (pp. 1-136)
      (pp. 137-144)