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Title: Catalog of the Poems contayned in Englands Helicon
Date: 1601
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Call number and opening: Harleian 280, fols. 99r, 100r-v

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Francis Davinson
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Catalog of the Poems contayned in Englands Helicon
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1601
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Francis Davison
Title: Catalog of the Poems contayned in Englands Helicon
Date: 1601
Repository: The British Library, London, UK
Call number and opening: Harleian 280, fols. 99r, 100r-v

Item Creator
Francis Davinson
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Catalog of the Poems contayned in Englands Helicon
Item Date
1601
Repository
The British Library, London, UK
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Harleian 280, fol. 99v

Harleian 280, folio 100 recto

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Francis Davison
Title: Catalog of the Poems contayned in Englands Helicon
Date: 1601
Repository: The British Library, London, UK
Call number and opening: Harleian 280, fols. 99r, 100r-v

Item Creator
Francis Davinson
Item Title
Catalog of the Poems contayned in Englands Helicon
Item Date
1601
Repository
The British Library, London, UK
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Harleian 280, fol. 100r

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Francis Davison
Title: Catalog of the Poems contayned in Englands Helicon
Date: 1601
Repository: The British Library, London, UK
Call number and opening: Harleian 280, fols. 99r, 100r-v

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[Image 1: fol. 99r]

Catalog of ye Poems contayned
in Englands HELICON.

Only Joy now here you are.                                                                  P. Sidney.
You Shepheards yat on hillocks sitt.                                                     E. B.
Ring out your Belles, let mourning shewes bee spred.                         P. Sidney.
Az withereth ye Primrose by ye River.                                                 E. B.
Go my Flock go get you hence.                                                            P. Sidney.
Yee dainty Nymphes yt in this blessed brooke.                                    Ed: Spenser.
Gorbo az thou camst this way.                                                              Mi: Drayton.
Alas what pleasure now ye pleasant spring.                                         Ed: Bolton.
What are my Sheep wthout yr wonted food.                                        R. Green.
From Fortunes frownes & change removde.                                        Th: Lodge.
It fell upon an holly-Eve.                                                                      Ed: Spenser.
In ye merry monthe of May.                                                                 N. Bretton.
Bewty sad [for sat] bathing by a Spring.                                              Tonye.
O thou Silver Thames, o cleerest christall flood.                                 M. Drayton.
In pride of Youth in midst of May.                                                       Th: Lodge.
When tender Ewes brought home wth Evenings Sun.                         R. Green.
On a hill there growes a flower.                                                           N. Bretton.
Melampus when will Love bee voyd of feares.                                   G. Peele.
The silly Swayn.                                                                                   I. Dauis.
Sweet thrall first step                                                                            I. M.
Fieldes were over-spred with flowers.                                                  I. M.
Fayre fields proud Floraes vaunt.                                                         R. Green.
Good Muse rock mee a sleep.                                                              N. B.
Phillida was a fayr mayd.                                                                    Surry.
On a goodly Summers day.                                                                  Shep: Tonny.
With flagrant [for fragrant] flowers wee strow ye way.                       Th: Watson.

[Image 2: fol. 99v]

Shepheards yt wont in [sic] Pypes of Oaten reed.                                Ed: Spenser.
Jolly shepheard, shepheard on a hill.                                                    J. Wotton.
Phebe sate, sweet shee sate.                                                                  T. Lodge.

Thestilis a silly swayn.                                                                          Surry.
My Phillis hath ye morning Sun.                                                          Ed. Dier.
Through ye Shrubs az I can crack.                                                        R. Green.
Fayre in a morne, o fayrest morne.                                                       N. Bretton.
On a day alack ye day.                                                                          W. Shakespeare.
My flocks feed not, my Ewes breed not.
As it fell upon a day.
Acteon lost in midle of his sport.                                                           Watson.
A turtle sate upon a leavles tree.                                                            T. Lodge.
Down a down thus Phillis sung.                                                             T. Lodge.
Sweet Phillis if a silly Swayn.                                                                N. Bretton.
Tune on my Pipe ye prayses of my Love.                                              J. Wotton.
Like to Diana in her silver [for sylvan?] weed.                                      R. Green.
The Sun ye Season in each thing.                                                           W.H.
Happy Shepheard [sic] sit & see.                                                            W.H.
A carefull Nymphe.                                                                                 Sh: Tonye.
Coridon arise my Coridon.
Phebus delights to vew his lawrell Tree.                                                 T. Watson.
Let now ye goodly Spring-tyde make us merry.                                     B. Yong.
O let yt tyme a thousand monthes endure.                                              B. Yong.
A silly shepheard lately sate.                                                                  N. Bretton.
Nights were short & dayes were long.                                                    R. Barnfield.
What Shepheard can Expresse.                                                               E. of Oxford.
Alas my hart, myne Ey hath wronged thee.                                            Ed. Dier.
Shepheard what is love I pray thee tell.                                                  S. W. Rawly.
Feed on my flocks securely.                                                                    H.C.
Tell mee thou gentle Shepheards Swayn.                                               M. Drayton.

[Image 3: fol. 100r]

O shady Vales o fayre enritched Meades.                                              Th: Lodge
If Iove himself bee subject unto Love.                                                  Th. Watson
Would myne Eyes were Christall fountayns.                                         T.B.
I prethee keep my Kyne for mee.                                                           B. Yong.
What tyme bright Tytan in ye Zenith sate.                                             W.S.
Ah Trees why fall your leaves so fast.                                                   Th. Lodge
Come Shepheards weeds, become yr masters minde.                            P. Sidney.
Wee love & have our loves rewarded.                                                   P.S.
My Sheep are thoughts wch I both guide & serve.                                P.S.
A fayre mayde wed to prying Iealousy.                                                 B. Yong.
If that ye gentle Winde.                                                                         B. Yong.
Diaphenia like ye Daffadowndilly.                                                        H.C.
When Flora proud in pompe of all her flowers.                                     R. Green.
Shepherds give eare & now bee still.                                                     B. Yong.
Praysd bee Dianaes fayre & harmeles light.                                          W.R.
Like desart woods wth darksome shades obscured.                              E. Dier.
When that I poor Soule was borne.                                                       B. Yong.
Fayre love rest thee heer.                                                                      M. Drayton.
No more o cruell Nymphe now hast thoug prayed.                              B. Yong.
I serve Aminta, whiter then ye Snowe.                                                 Sh. Tonie
Oh woods into [for unto] your Walkes my body hies.                          F. Grevill.
Tune up my Voyce a higher note I yeeld.                                              P. Sidney.
Loves Queen long wayting for her True-love.                                       F. Greuill.
My lyfe yong sheperdess for thee.                                                         B. Yong.
A blyth & bonny Country-lasse.                                                            T. Lodge.
My fayrest Ganimede disdayn mee not.                                                 R. Barnfield.
I see thee jolly Shepheard merry.                                                           B. Yong.
It was a Vally gawdy green.                                                                   R. Green.
If Orpheus voyce had force.                                                                   P. Sidney.
Who hath of Cupids cates & dainties prayed.                                        B. Yong.
Swell Ceres now for other Gods are shrinking.
Az to ye blooming Pryme.                                                                     E.B.

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