The Devonshire Manuscript/Appendix II: Paleography/Attribution by Order of Appearance

Hand Attribution by Order of AppearanceEdit

Identified Hands
Name Abbreviation
Margaret Douglas MD
Mary Shelton MS
Thomas Howard (1) TH1
Thomas Howard (2) TH2
Mary (Howard) Fitzroy MF
Henry Stuart HS
Paleographic Samples
Hand 1 Hand 7 Hand 13
Hand 1.1 Hand 7.1 Hand MS
Hand 2 Hand 8 Hand MD
Hand 3 Hand 9 Hand MF
Hand 4 Hand 10 Hand TH1
Hand 5 Hand 11 Hand TH2
Hand 6 Hand 12 Hand HS



Foliation Incipit Hand Attribution
02r Take hede be tyme leste ye be spyede Hand 1
02v O cruell causer of vndeserrved chaynge Hand 1, insertion by MD
03r My harte I gave the not to do it paine Hand 1, additional material by MD, annotation/mark possibly by MD
03v My pen take payn a lytyll space Hand 2, annotation/mark by unknown hand (possibly MD)
04r-04v At last withdrawe yowr cruellte Hand 1, annotation by MD
05r To wette yowr Iye withouten teare Hand 1
06r I lowe lovyd and so doithe she Hand 1, annotation and mark/annotation by unknown hands
06v-7r Suffryng in sorow in hope to attayn Hand 2, annotations by MD and an unknown hand (possibly MS)
07v My ferefull hope from me ys fledd Hand 2, annotations/marks by an unidentified hand
08r Yowre ferefull hope cannot prevayle Hand 2, annotations/marks by an unidentified hand
08v-09r Bownd am I now & shall be styll Hand 2, annotations/marks by an unidentified hand
09v-10r Farewell all my wellfare Hand 2, annotations by MD, marks/annotations by an unidentified hand
10v May not thys hate from the estarte Hand 2
11r Yff I had sufferd thys to yow vnware Hand 2, annotation/mark by MD
11v The hart & servys to yow profferd Hand 2, annotations/marks by an unidentified hand
12r At most myscheffe Hand 2, annotation and mark by MD
12v-13r What menythe thys when I lye alone Hand 2, annotation by MD
13v Pacyence tho I have not Hand 2, annotation and mark by MD, mark/annotation by an unidentified hand
14r ys yt possyble Hand 2, annotation/mark by MD, mark/annotation by an unknown hand
14v-15r My lute awake performe the last labor Hand 2, annotation and mark by MD, and an insertion by an unknown hand (possibly Hand 1 or MD)
15v-16r Alas poore man what hap have I Hand 2, with annotation and mark by unidentified hand (possibly hands)
16v Marvell nomore Altho Hand 2, mark/annotation(s) by an unknown hand, annotation/mark by MD
17r And wylt thow leve me thus Hand 2, annotation by MD
17v That tyme that myrthe dyd stere my shypp Hand 2
18r The restfull place Revyver of my smarte Hand 2, annotation by MD, annotation by an unknown hand
18v All women have vertues noble & excelent Hand 2, annotation/mark by an unidentified hand, annotation/mark by MD, flourishes in an unidentified hand (possibly)
19r What no perde ye may be sure Hand 2, annotation/mark by MD, annotation/mark by an unidentified hand
19v Was neuer yet fyle half so well fylyd Hand 2, annotation by an unidentified hand, annotation/mark by MD
20r As power & wytt wyll me Assyst Hand 2, annotation/mark by an unknown hand
20v Sum tyme I syghe sumtyme I syng Hand 2, mark by an unidentified hand
21r Pacyence of all my smart Hand 2, annotations/marks by an unidentified hand
21r Who wold haue euer thowght Hand 2, annotation by MD
21v-22r In faythe methynkes yt ys no Ryght Hand 2, annotation/mark by MD, annotations/marks by an unknown hand
22v The knot which fyrst my hart dyd strayn Hand 3, annotation above and below the text in Hand 10.
22v He Robyn gentyll robyn Hand 10
22v A wel I hawe at other lost Hand MS, signature by an unidentified hand
23r-v The knot which fyrst my hart did strayn Hand 3, annotation by MD, annotations/marks by an unknown hand
24r-v Hey Robyn Ioly Robyn tell me Hand 3, annotation by MD, addition by an unknown hand
24v-25r It was my choyse It Was my chaunce Hand 3
26r Now may I morne as one off late Hand TH2
26v Wyth sorowful syghes and wondes smart Hand TH2, annotations in unidentified hands
27r What thyng shold cawse me to be sad Hand TH2
27v Alas that men be so vngent Hand TH2
28r Who hath more cawse for to complayne Hand TH2
28v I may well say with Ioyfull harte Hand TH2
29r To yowr gentyll letters an answere to resyte Hand TH2
29v And now my pen alas wyth wyche I wryte Hand TH2
29v O very lord o loue o god alas Hand TH2
30r O ye louers that hygh vpon the whele Hand TH2
30v It was my choyse yt was no chaunce / Hand 4, annotation/mark by an unidentified hand
31r Suche Wayn thowght / as wonted to myslede me / Hand 4
32r So vnwarely was never no man cawght / Hand 4, annotation/mark by an unidentified hand
33r-v The knott whych ffyrst my hart dyd strayn / Hand 4, annotations/marks by an unknown hand and MD
34v Yff fansy wuld favour Hand 4
35v The Wandryng gadlyng in the somer tyde / Hand 4
36v The lyvely sparkes that yssue frome those Iies / Hand 4
37v Tho I can not yowr cruelte constrayne / Hand 4, annotation/mark by MD
38v Somtyme I fled the fyre that me brent / Hand 4
39v What deth ys worse then thys / Hand 4
40r thy promese was to loue me best Hand MD
40v-41r I se the change ffrom that that was Hand MD
41r ther ys no cure ffor care off miyd Hand MD
41r-v as ffor my part I know no thyng Hand MD
42r-v to my meshap alas I ffynd Hand MD
43r how shold I Hand MD
43r-43v-44r what nedythe lyff when I requyer Hand MD
44r and thys be thys ye may Hand MD
44v Too yoye In payne my will Hand TH2
45r-46r Yff reason govern fantasye Hand TH2, corrections by the same hand but different ink
46v-47r What helpythe hope of happy hape Hand TH2
47v This rotyd greff will not but growe Hand TH2, mark by an unknown hand
47v-48r Hartte aprest with dessperott thoughtes Hand 11, insertions by an unknown hand (possibly Hand 5)
49r-50v So feble is the therd that dothe the burden staye Hand 5
51r ffull well yt maye be sene Hand 6, second 'finis' possibly by another, unidentified hand
51v-52r Syns love ys suche that as ye wott Hand 6
52v Lo how I seke & sew to haue Hand 6
53r My loue ys lyke vnto theternall fyre Hand 6
53r Syns so ye please to here me playn Hand 6
53v Yf in the worlde there be more woo Hand 6
54r Now must I lerne to lyue at rest Hand 6
54v fforget not yet the tryde entent Hand 6
55r-v o happy dames that may enbrayes Hand MF, addition by MD
57r My hope is yow for to obtaine, Hand HS
58r when I bethynk my wontet ways Hand MD
58v O myserable sorow withowten cure Hand 7, initials and annotation by an unidentified hand (possibly two), annotation by MD (possibly)
58v Sum summ say I love sum say I moke Hand 1.1
58v-59r my hart ys set not remoue Hand MD
59r wan I be thyng my wontyd was Hand MS
59r lo in thy hat thow hast be gone Hand MD
59v Wyly no dought ye be a wry Hand 7
59v To dere is bowght the doblenes Hand 7
59v for thylke grownde that bearyth the wedes wycke Hand TH2
60r to men that knows ye not Hand MS
60v Myn vnhappy chaunce / to home shall I playn Hand 7
61v Go burnynge siths vnto the frosen hert Hand 7
61v-62r ffanecy fframed my hart ffurst Hand MD, insertions by an unknown hand
62r fancy framed my hart ffrust Hand 12, annotation by an unidentified hand
62v In places Wher that I company Hand 7
63v If that I cowlde in versis close Hand 7
64r-v blame not my lute for he must sownd Hand 1.1, annotation/mark by an unknown hand
65r my hart ys set nat to remowe Hand MD
65r I ame not she be prowess off syt Hand MS
65v myght I as well within my song be lay Hand MD
65v to cowntarffete a mery mode Hand MS
66r Myght I as well within my songe Hand 7.1
66r The pleasaunt beayt of swet Delyte Dothe blynd Hand 13, Latin annotations by the same hand, annotation by MD
67v am el mem Hand TH2
67v the sueden chance ded mak me mves Hand MD, annotation by MS, mark by an unknown hand
68r Madame margeret Hand 7.1
68r-v my ywtheffol days ar past Hand MS
69r To cause accorde or to agree Hand 8, addition by TH2, annotation/mark by MD
69r All yn the sight my lif doth hole depende Hand 8, annotation/mark by MD, drawings and letters by an unknown hand
69v Beholde love thye powre how she despisith Hand 8
69v thou haste no faith of him that eke hath none Hand 8
69v- 70v Theye fle from me that some tyme ded me seke Hand 8
70r Ceaser whan the traytor of egipte Hand 8, annotation/mark by MD
70v yf chaunse assignid Hand 8, annotation/mark by MD
70v-71r perdye I saide yt not Hand 8, annotation by MD
71r patiens for my devise Hand 8
71v I have sought long with stedfastnesse Hand 8, annotation by MD (possibly not referring to this poem)
71v Nature that gave the bee so fete agrace Hand 8
71v to wishe and wante and not obtaine Hand 8
71v Ons me thoght ffortune me kist Hand 8
72r Resounde my voyse ye woods that herithe me plaine Hand 8, annotation/mark by MD
72r The fruite of all the seruise that I serue Hand 8, annotation/mark by MD
72v Sins ye delight to kno Hand 8, annotation by MD (possibly not referring to this poem)
72v Venus thorns that are so sharp and kene Hand 8, annotation by MD (possibly not referring to this poem)
72v Ineternum I was ons determined Hand 8, annotations/marks by MD, (possibly not referring to this poem)
73r Lyk as the swanne towardis her dethe Hand 8, annotation by MD (possibly not referring to this poem), mark by MD
73r Yf with complaint the paine might be exprest Hand 8
73r Cruell desire my master and my foo Hand 8
73r She sat and sewid that hathe done me the wronge Hand 8
73r Who hathe harde of such tyrannye before Hand 8, mark by MD
73v Ye know my herte my ladye dere Hand 8
73v Sins you will nedes that I shall sing Hand 8, annotation by MD (possibly not referring to this poem)
73v-74r Ons me thought fortune me kist Hand 8
74r comforte thy self my wofull herte Hand 8
74r What dethe is worsse then this Hand 8, mark by an unidentified hand (possibly scribal)
74r I am not ded altho I had a falle Hand 8
74v My hope alas hath me abusid Hand 8
74v Me list no more to sing Hand 8, annotation/mark by unidentified hand (possibly scribal)
75r Nowe fare well love and theye lawes forever Hand 8
75r ffor to love her for her lokes lovelye Hand 8
75r-v To Rayle or geste ye kno I vse yt not Hand 8
75v My herte I gave the not to do yt paine Hand 8
75v The Ioye so short alas the paine so nere Hand 8
75v Eche man telles me I chaunge of my devise Hand 8
75v-76r Payne of all payne the most grevos paine Hand 8
76v lament my losse my labor and my payne Hand 8
77r what shulde I saye Hand 8
77r-v howe shulde I Hand 8
77v Gyve place all ye that dothe reioise Hand 8
77v Dyvers dothe vse as I have hard & kno Hand 8
77v the losse is small to lose suche on Hand 8
78r Spight hathe no powre to make me sadde Hand 8, annotation by MD
78v Grudge on who liste this ys my lott Hand 8
78v ffortune dothe frown Hand 8
78v A my herte a what eilith the Hand 8
78v hate whom ye list for I kare not Hand 8
79r-v Greting to you bothe yn hertye wyse Hand 8
79v Mye love toke skorne my servise to retaine Hand 8
79v-80r Tanglid I was yn loves snare: Hand 8
80r lengre to muse Hand 8
80v love doth againe Hand 8, annotation by MD, mark by an unidentified hand
81r Wythe seruing still Hand 8
81r-v now all of chaunge Hand 8, annotation by MD (possibly not referring to poem)
81v Dryven bye desire I dede this dede Hand 8
81v I abide and abide and better abide Hand 8
81v-82r Absens absenting causithe me to complaine Hand 8, mark in unidentified hand
82r-v I finde no peace and all my warre is donne Hand 8
82v patiens for I have wrong / Hand 9
82v-83r whan that I call vnto my mynde Hand 8
83r-v To make an ende of all this strif Hand 8
84r Wyll ye se / What Wonderous love hathe wrought Hand 8
84v Deme as ye list vppon goode cause Hand 8
85r I am as I am and so wil I be Hand 8
85v-87r My nowne Iohn poyntz . sins ye delight to know Hand 8
87v My mothers maides . when they dyd sow or spin Hand 8
88r now that ye be assemblled heer Hand MD
89v Womans harte vnto no creweltye Hand TH2
89v ys thys afayre avaunte / ys thys honor Hand TH2, mark by an unknown hand
90r yff all the erthe were parchment scrybable Hand TH2
90r O marble herte and yet more harde perde Hand TH2
90r Alas what shuld yt be to yow preiudyce Hand TH2
91r how frendly was medea to Iason Hand TH2
91r for thowgh I had yow to morow agayne Hand TH2
91r-v yff yt be so that ye so creuel be Hand TH2
91v Wo worthe the fayre gemme vertulesse Hand TH2
91v for loue ys yet the moste stormy lyfe Hand TH2
91v Also wyckyd tonges byn so prest Hand TH2
92r And who that sayth that for to love ys vyce Hand TH2
93r Stoppe me of my Hand unidentified
93r for who so ends Hand unidentified
93r but now helpe god to quenche all thys sorow Hand unidentified
93r ffortyn ells MD
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