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Miscellanea sacra or a curious collection of original poems [T139791]

DMI number:
236
Aliases
Miscellanea sacra
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Evidence:
Publication Date:
1706
Volume Number:
1 of 1
ESTC number:
T139791
EEBO/ECCO link:
CW110398266
Shelfmark:
British Library 11626.b.45
Full Title:
[i]Miscellanea Sacra[/i]: | OR, A | Curious Collection | OF | POEMS, | Chiefly Original, | UPON | Divine and Moral Subjects, | By the most Celebrated Modern Authors. | [rule] | VOL. I. | [rule] | Collected by [i]SAM. PHILLIPS[/i], Gent. | Late of St. [i]John[/i]'s College, [i]Oxon[/i]. | [rule] | [epigraph] | [rule] | [i]LONDON:[/i] | Printed by [i]Tho. Warren[/i], for [i]Tho. Hodgson[/i], over | against [i]Gray's[/i] Inn Gate in [i]Holbourn[/i], and | [i]B. Bragg[/i], Publisher, 170[illeg]
Epigraph:
[i]Non est Mortale quod opto[/i]
Place of Publication:
London
Genres:
Collection of religious verse and Made-up miscellany
Format:
Octavo
Pagination:
[4], 1-91, [1], 1-44.
Bibliographic details:
This made-up miscellany is in two parts bound together. If the 1706 dating is accepted, part one is the first printing of Case 236 (2), 'Miscellanea Sacra... VOL. II,' 1707 (copy in Harvard Library). The 'second part' of this volume is made up of reissued sheets of Miscellanea Sacra 1705 (Case 236 (I) (a) (T60907) from sig. B; i.e. without title page and dedication). Benjamin Bragg was involved in all three publications. Octavo in fours.
Comments:
DATE: ESTC and ECCO date this text as 1707, the British Library as 1708. In fact the paper has torn where the final number of the date should be. The paper is intact where a 7's descender would normally be showing, so it is clearly not 1707 (this also rules out a 9). As the paper seems to have torn around the outline of the type, the number could be a 5, 6, or 8 - some ink is also visible where one might expect the side of the right hand lower curve on such numbers. An imperfect copy at British Library shelfmark 1568/4821 has an intact 1708 title page and is, like the copy at 11626.b.45 facsimiled on ECCO, a made up miscellany (see Miscellany id 1488). This title page claims to be the third edition and the volume contains a dedication to the Duchess of Rutland. This claim replaces the epigraph in T139791. The type used in both these title pages is the same, but the borders are slightly different (because the forme was broken to replace the epigraph / 'third edition'). The 1707 edition at Harvard Houghton Library has a title page that also claims to be the third edition, but it is set very differently. The contents are substantively the same, but parts 1 and 2 are reversed in order (actually a more logical chronological order). Comparing the ink still visible in T139791 with this 1708 'Third edition' suggests that a date of 1706 is most probable. The '8' in the 'third edition' sits lower on the line than the ink visible beneath the lacunae, and there is the faintest impression of the top of a 6 above the lacunae. A 1706 date might explain the fact that Case records no 'second' edition. The second part of the BL 1568/4821 copy has a 1706 title page, further corroborating a 1706 date for this edition. MISCELLANY SERIES: This series (Miscellanea Sacra) appears to have commenced in 1696 with a collection edited by Nahum Tate and published by Henry Playford (also involved in 1705 edition, when Benjamin Bragg seems to join the enterprise). The 1696 edition was reissued in 1698. it doesn't appear to be a scheme that ever went well (ESTC notes that 1696 was conceived as an annual miscellany but abandoned - until revived again in 1705). PLATES: Facing title page, engraved and designed by Simon Gribelin. This plate appears in the 1696 (BL C.69.b.14), 1706 (BL 11626.b.45), 1707 (Harvard EC7 P5464 705mc), and 1708 (BL 1568/4821) editions now extant. Presumably Playford owned the plate and passed either it or several offprints on to Bragge in 1705. Contents: Prose items, pp. 38-44 (part II).
References:
Case 236 (d)
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Title:
Miscellanea sacra or a curious collection of original poems upon divine and moral subjects [T60907]
Publication Date:
1705
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Publication Date:
1707
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Title:
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Publication Date:
1706
ESTC No:
N/A
Volume:
2 of 2
Relationship:
Reissue
Comments:
Title:
Miscellanea Sacra: or, a Curious Collection of Poems [T139791] [reissue] [vol. 1]
Publication Date:
1708
ESTC No:
N/A
Volume:
1 of 2
Relationship:
Reissue
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Title:
Miscellanea sacra: or, poems on divine & moral subjects [ESTC R22340]
Publication Date:
1696
ESTC No:
R22340
Volume:
1 of 1
Relationship:
Another Edition of
Comments:
Title:
Miscellanea sacra: or, poems on divine & moral subjects. the second edition [ESTC R9864]
Publication Date:
1698
ESTC No:
R9864
Volume:
1 of 1
Relationship:
Another Edition of
Comments:
Related People
Editor:
Samuel Phillips
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
'Collected by Sam. Phillips, Gent. Late of St. John's College, Oxon.'
Engraver:
Simon Gribelin
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
See engraved frontispiece: "S. Gribelin in: et sculps:"
Printer:
Thomas Warren
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
'Printed by Tho. Warren, for Tho. Hodgson, over against Gray's Inn Gate in Holbourn, and B. Bragg, Publisher.'
Publisher:
Benjamin Bragg
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
'Printed by Tho. Warren, for Tho. Hodgson, over against Gray's Inn Gate in Holbourn, and B. Bragg, Publisher.'
Publisher:
Thomas Hodgson
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
'Printed by Tho. Warren, for Tho. Hodgson, over against Gray's Inn Gate in Holbourn, and B. Bragg, Publisher.'
Content/Publication
First Line:
Beneath the walls of Babylon
Page No:
pp.1-7
Poem Title:
A Paraphrase on the 137th Psalm. Pindarick Ode.
Attribution:
By Mr. Yalden
Attributed To:
Thomas Yalden
First Line:
O sacred dove
Page No:
pp.7-8
Poem Title:
An Introduction, Sung at a Consort of Divine Musick.
Attribution:
By Mr. T. R.
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Happy the man to whom the sacred muse
Page No:
pp.8-11
Poem Title:
The Dissolution.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Lay down proud heart thy rebel arms
Page No:
pp.11-12
Poem Title:
The Divine Amorist.
Attribution:
By Mr. Norris
Attributed To:
John Norris
First Line:
Be calm my friend and resolute
Page No:
pp.12-15
Poem Title:
Horace Ode 3. Book 2.
Attribution:
By Mr. Sam. Phillips
Attributed To:
Samuel Phillips
First Line:
My swelling griefs intending to allay
Page No:
pp.15-16
Poem Title:
The Malecontent.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Man foolish man
Page No:
pp.17-21
Poem Title:
On Exodus 3. I am that I am. A Pindarick Ode.
Attribution:
By Mr. Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
Hail happy monarch of the fields
Page No:
p.22
Poem Title:
Casimire, Ode 23. Book 4. To the Grasshopper.
Attribution:
Imitated by Mr. Sam. Philips
Attributed To:
Samuel Phillips
First Line:
When on my sick bed I languish
Page No:
p.23
Poem Title:
A Thought on Death.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Alas my friend the years fly swift away
Page No:
pp.24-26
Poem Title:
Horace, Book 2. Ode 14.
Attribution:
Imitated by Mr. Sam. Philips
Attributed To:
Samuel Phillips
First Line:
In dead of night soon as the pale faced moon
Page No:
pp.27-28
Poem Title:
The Dream.
Attribution:
By Mr. Wright
Attributed To:
Mr. Wright
First Line:
Thou solitude most grateful art
Page No:
pp.29-30
Poem Title:
On Solitude.
Attribution:
By Mr. T. R.
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Try try all earthly pleasures and you'll find
Page No:
p.29
Poem Title:
Boethius Book 3d Met. 7.
Attribution:
Translated by T. R.
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
As bees in summer honey gather
Page No:
pp.30-33
Poem Title:
The Timely Caution.
Attribution:
By Mr. Wright
Attributed To:
Mr. Wright
First Line:
I swear dear friend you're much deceived
Page No:
pp.34-35
Poem Title:
A Fragment out of Petronius...beginning - Non est, falleris, &c.
Attribution:
Imitated by Mr. Sam. Phillips
Attributed To:
Samuel Phillips
First Line:
Sing then ye blest attendants on his throne
Page No:
pp.35-36
Poem Title:
The Exhortation.
Attribution:
By Mr. Norris
Attributed To:
John Norris
First Line:
I've found the way to conquest now
Page No:
pp.36-37
Poem Title:
The Victory.
Attribution:
By Mr. T. R.
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Few are the lights we now in heaven can view
Page No:
pp.37-41
Poem Title:
Seneca's Hercules Furens. Act 1. Chorus.
Attribution:
By F. W.
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
And dost thou still rebellious soul delight
Page No:
pp.41-43
Poem Title:
The Nativity, An Ode.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Complain no more the soul where love's a guest
Page No:
pp.44-47
Poem Title:
Tho. a Kempis, Book 2d. Chap. 7th. Imitated from Monsieur Corneille,
Attribution:
By Mr. T. R.
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Not yet my muse give over
Page No:
pp.47-49
Poem Title:
The Two last Stanzas out of the Italian of Fulvio Testi...against Earthly Grandeur.
Attribution:
Imitated by Mr. Sam. Phillips
Attributed To:
Samuel Phillips
First Line:
O mighty king of terrors come
Page No:
pp.49-50
Poem Title:
The desperate Lover.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
When my mind is staid on thee
Page No:
pp.50-52
Poem Title:
Inconstancy.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
O azure vaults o crystal sky
Page No:
pp.52-56
Poem Title:
A Paraphrase on the CXLVIII Psalm.
Attribution:
By the Earl of Roscommon
Attributed To:
Wentworth Dillon
First Line:
Philander setting on the shore
Page No:
pp.57-60
Poem Title:
Part of Petronius Arbiter's Satyr.
Attribution:
Imitated by Mr. Sam. Phillips
Attributed To:
Samuel Phillips
First Line:
When souls unite in sacred friendship joined
Page No:
pp.61-62
Poem Title:
On Friendship.
Attribution:
By a Gentleman of Cambridge
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Oh the sad day
Page No:
pp.62-63
Poem Title:
Death.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
What has this life to make it worth our care
Page No:
pp.63-66
Poem Title:
The Advice. Address'd to a Friend.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Would you my friend true happiness obtain
Page No:
pp.66-67
Poem Title:
Happyness.
Attribution:
By Mr. Baker
Attributed To:
Daniel Baker
First Line:
Hail hallowed sorrow virtue's soil
Page No:
pp.67-69
Poem Title:
An Hymn on the Passion.
Attribution:
By Mr. T. R.
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Harken for it concerns you near to me
Page No:
pp.69-71
Poem Title:
Psalm 128 Paraphras'd.
Attribution:
By Mr. Baker
Attributed To:
Daniel Baker
First Line:
What though the skies be clouded over
Page No:
p.72
Poem Title:
Constancy.
Attribution:
By Mr. T. F.
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
How doth the mournful widowed city bow
Page No:
pp.73-78
Poem Title:
The Lamentations of Jeremiah.... Chap. I.
Attribution:
By Mrs. Wharton.
Attributed To:
Anne Wharton [nee Lee]
First Line:
Fortune thou grand impostor what a cheat
Page No:
pp.79-81
Poem Title:
Seneca's Agamemnon. Act I. Chorus.
Attribution:
Imitated by Mr. Glanvil
Attributed To:
John Glanvill
First Line:
O mighty God who sits on high
Page No:
pp.81-82
Poem Title:
A Penitential Hymn.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Hail lovely rose heaven's darling care
Page No:
pp.82-83
Poem Title:
Casimire Ode 18. Book 4, Paraphrastically Translated...To the Rose, wherewith he vow'd to Crown the Virgin Mary ev'ry June.
Attribution:
By Mr. Sam Phillips
Attributed To:
Samuel Phillips
First Line:
Thus mortals must submit to fate
Page No:
pp.83-84
Poem Title:
An Hymn, set by Dr. Turner.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Oh the surprising storms and numerous train
Page No:
p.84
Poem Title:
On Content.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Judgement two syllables can make
Page No:
pp.85-87
Poem Title:
A Dooms-Day Thought.
Attribution:
By Mr. T. F.
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Now Phoebus has regained his western goal
Page No:
pp.88-91
Poem Title:
The Evening,
Attribution:
By Mr. T. R.
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
To thee good God at last though late I turn
Page No:
pp.1-2
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Written by Mr. Charles Hopkins, on his Death-Bed, in Ireland
Attributed To:
Charles Hopkins
First Line:
Thou God the father hid from mortal sight
Page No:
p.3
Poem Title:
To God the Father.
Attribution:
By Sir John Crofts Knight
Attributed To:
Sir John Crofts
First Line:
Thou God the son fountain of endless rest
Page No:
pp.3-4
Poem Title:
To God the Son.
Attribution:
By Sir John Crofts Knight
Attributed To:
Sir John Crofts
First Line:
Thou God the holy ghost that spreadst thy wings
Page No:
pp.4-5
Poem Title:
To God the Holy-Ghost.
Attribution:
By Sir John Crofts Knight
Attributed To:
Sir John Crofts
First Line:
Heavy O Lord on me thy judgments lie
Page No:
pp.5-6
Poem Title:
Considerations on the 88 Psalm.
Attribution:
By Mr. Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
See sinful soul thy saviour's suffering see
Page No:
pp.6-7
Poem Title:
A Hymn for Good-Friday.
Attribution:
By W. Stroud D. D.
Attributed To:
William Strode
First Line:
Creator spirit by whose aid
Page No:
pp.7-9
Poem Title:
Veni Creator Spiritus, &c, Paraphras'd.
Attribution:
By Mr. Dryden
Attributed To:
John Dryden
First Line:
Hearken O God unto a wretch's cries
Page No:
pp.9-10
Poem Title:
A Penitential Hymn,
Attribution:
By Bp. King
Attributed To:
Henry King
First Line:
O the vast change from life to death
Page No:
p.10
Poem Title:
A Prospect of Death.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Behold O Lord the wretched state I'm in
Page No:
p.11
Poem Title:
The Repenting Sinner.
Attribution:
By Mr. Sam Phillips, late of St John's Coll. Oxon
Attributed To:
Samuel Phillips
First Line:
Lord now my sleep does me forsake
Page No:
pp.12-14
Poem Title:
A Midnight Hymn,
Attribution:
by Bp. Ken
Attributed To:
Thomas Ken
First Line:
What praise what thanks to thee my god are due
Page No:
pp.14-15
Poem Title:
A Morning Hymn.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Good god how dull a thing am I to make
Page No:
pp.15-17
Poem Title:
A Hymn to the Morning.
Attribution:
By N. Ingelo D. D.
Attributed To:
Nathaniel Ingelo
First Line:
We bless thee God the father of us all
Page No:
p.17
Poem Title:
A short Hymn,
Attribution:
by N. Ingelo, D. D.
Attributed To:
Nathaniel Ingelo
First Line:
A mourning friend invites a mourning muse
Page No:
pp.18-20
Poem Title:
To the Memory of E. M. an eminent Divine lately Deceas'd. A Pindarick Ode.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Blest be those sweet regions where
Page No:
p.21
Poem Title:
A short Contemplation on the Joys of Heav'n
Attribution:
by Mr. E. Taylor, late of Magdelen Colledge Oxon. And admirably Set by Mr. J. Clark
Attributed To:
E. Taylor
First Line:
Music what art thou from what causes dost thou spring
Page No:
pp.21-22
Poem Title:
Upon Divine Musick,
Attribution:
by Mr. Gold
Attributed To:
Robert Gould
First Line:
The glories of our birth and state
Page No:
pp.22-23
Poem Title:
The Triumphs of Death.
Attribution:
By Mr. James Sherly
Attributed To:
James Shirley
First Line:
Well stepped Zacchaeus 'twas a step well given
Page No:
p.23
Poem Title:
Upon Zacchaeus climbing up a Tree to see our Saviour pass by.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Fix this rare emblem on thy closet door
Page No:
p.24
Poem Title:
Under the Picture of an Infant laid out Dead on a Table, with a Death's-Head, and a Rose-Bud by it.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Ill busied man why should thou take such care
Page No:
pp.24-25
Poem Title:
Man's Misery,
Attribution:
written by Bp. King
Attributed To:
Henry King
First Line:
The loss of wealth I much lament
Page No:
p.24
Poem Title:
Time to be preferr'd before Wealth.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Sleep downy sleep come close mine eyes
Page No:
pp.25-26
Poem Title:
An Evening Hymn.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Short is our life but longer is our rest
Page No:
p.26
Poem Title:
A Consolatiou [sic] for the sudden Death of a Friend.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Great God who art without compare
Page No:
pp.27-29
Poem Title:
A Paraphrase on Psalm 15. Who shall dwell in thy Tabernacle?
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
What is our life a play of passion
Page No:
p.27
Poem Title:
Man's Life,
Attribution:
by Dr. Corbet Bishop of Norwich
Attributed To:
Richard Corbett
First Line:
Impatient man why do I grieve and mourn
Page No:
pp.29-30
Poem Title:
Against Uneasiness in Trouble.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
How blithe secure and brisk and gay
Page No:
pp.30-31
Poem Title:
The Last Account.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Great judge when death and time their trumpets sound
Page No:
pp.31-33
Poem Title:
The last Day of Death and Judgment.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Great god when armed with thunder you prepare
Page No:
pp.33-35
Poem Title:
The Storm,
Attribution:
by Mr. Sam. Phillips
Attributed To:
Samuel Phillips
First Line:
When I do with my self devise
Page No:
pp.35-36
Poem Title:
The devout Schollar.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Dear Jesus when death from earthly trouble set me free
Page No:
p.37
Poem Title:
The Wish of H. P.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
O Lord vouchsafe thy gracious aid
Page No:
p.37
Poem Title:
The Wish,
Attribution:
by Mr Sam. Phillips
Attributed To:
Samuel Phillips