Cephalus and Procris; Narcissus, by Thomas Edwards. From the unique copy in the Cathedral Library, Peterborough; edited by Rev. W.E. Buckley, with extensive commentary.
THOMAS EDWARDS.FROM THE UNIQUE COPYIN
THE CATHEDKAL LIBRARY, PETERBOROUGH.
REV. W. E. BUCKLEY. M.A..RECTOR OF MIDDLETON-CHENEY, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE:FORMERLY FELLOW OF BRASENOSE COLLEGE, OXFORD.
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CONTENTS.Title, general, to the
Preface of the EditorTitle, Original, of
---..-.Argall, Esquire. .
Cephalus and Procris, Narcissus
Dedication to MasterPreface of the Poet
Cephalus and Procris, The
Cephalus and ProcrisNarcissus
Title, Original, of
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Urbes Potissimse, with Vilvain's Translation
Lines from Bodleian, TannerIf all the
Goddes would now agree.
Lines from Bodleian, Tanner
The musses nyne
that cradle rockte.
Lines from Bodleian, Ashmole
38, p. 176
Various Headings from Parvum Theatrum Urbium
Cephalus and Procris, from Golding's Translation of Ovid, 1567Narcissus, from the same-
" Cephalus and Procris, fromNarcissus, from Chaucer,
Petite Pal] ace of Pettie his Pleasure,
of the Rose.
Narcissus, from Gower, Confessio
The Fable of Ovid Tretyng
of Narcissus, in
Englysh Mytre, 1560-
The Moralization of the Fable, from the same
Metamorphosis Ovidiana Moralitcr a Mag. Thoma Waleys"^Narcissus
The sameThe sameThe sameBoccacio,
The same in Spanish,Cephalus and Procrisin French,
The same, translated by H. H. Gibbs, Esq. The Taleof Cephalus and Procris, from
Introduction to Cephalus and Procris
Notes to Cephalus and ProcrisIntroduction to Narcissus
Notes to Narcissus
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175 176 177
" French, from
Bible des Poetes
French Burlesque, " L'Ovide Bouffon 1G65," reference to
177173179 181igi 182
" from " La Bible des Poetes
" Cephali Conjuge," from
Claris Mulieribus, Ulmae,
the literary treasures brouglit to light in 1867 at
Hall, Northamptonshire, the seat of Sir C. E. Isham,
by Mr. 0. Edmonds, who had been called in to report upon the state of the library, was a fragment of "Cephalus and Procris," by Thomas Edwards, consisting of the first sheet only, from whichhe was enabled to communicate to Mr. Hazlitt for insertion in the
of Popular Literature, thenis
on the eve of publication,at p.
the notice whichthat work.
among "The Additions"
Subsequently in 1871 Mr. Hazlitt, in his edition ofsect. 58, vol. iv. p. 298,
Warton's History of English Poetry,to theis
mention made of
in a note, that "
This remark, true at the time, was not long to remaina matter of nolittle satisfaction to
myself to have beenit,
instrumental in supplying the means for correcting
good fortune, some seven years
after, to discover that
a perfect copy
was in the Cathedral Libraryvolume was entrustedtheto
This most precious
me, as well as the Lamport fragment, forthepresentreprint,
which I have
endeavoured to make in
respects an exact reproduction of the
In one instance only have I ventured to make a correction''
instead of the manifest typographical
forlotne"" in the fourth line of the last stanza on p. 56.all cases
punctuation has inpresent volumeII.
been scrupulously preserved, so that theas almost equivalent to a facsimile.
may be regardedof the
Although he mentions several of
his contemporaries with theit
kind and just appreciation of their merits,
does not appear that:
any one of them thought
w^orthy of recordsaid to
with one or two exceptions,
garded from the time of
If the writers of his
indifferent, their successors were, as
might be expected,
of his existence,
and thus neither the Avorks of
of our poetical antiquaries, biographers, or critics, nor those
of our professed bibliographers, until Hazlitt, contain
whatever of him or his w^ork.
may seem somewhatit
our late colleague and treasurer, Mr. Beriah Botfield, should not
volume, and mentioned
in his " Notes
Cathedral Libraries of England," privately j)rinted in 1849, in whichpp. 369 to 384 are devoted to the description of the Library at Peter-
borough. The omission, however,
may perhaps be
There are in the Librarytracts
in quarto of miscellaneous
bound together without any attempt at classification, or separation even of prose from poetry, and when Mr. Botfield madehis notes this
volume of poems was no doubt bound withhis observation,
and thus escaped
and some few others
have been bound, evidently at no distant date, as
separate volumes, and thus they
readily attract the eye.
articles contained in these
volumes were apparently not
entered separately in the Catalogue, on which Mr. Botfield mainlyrelied for his
knowledge of the contents of the Library, as he
p. viii. of his preface,
" I have in every instance carefully
perused the Catalogue, and minutely examined every volume whichI have ventured to describe.
This I have done at various times
one can be more sensible than
myself of the imperfections and omissions of a work compiled under
such circumstances, and I shall
indebted to any one
the one or to supply the other."
numerous the omissions are may be estimated from the few" Of E