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'Epigrammatum Sacrorum Liber. Cantabrigiæ, ex Academiæ celeberrimæ typographo, 1634.' Besides the Epigrams, this now rare volume contained certain of his 'Poemata' before the Epigrams. A second edition was published in 1670 with a few additional Epigrams, and those in Greek. A third edition appeared in 1674. Fuller details, with collation of each, are given in Vol. II. in their places.

Nothing more of any considerableness was published until 1646, two years after the Poet's ejection. Then appeared a small volume of Poems, chiefly English, arranged in two distinct classes, Sacred and Secular, the latter with a separate title-page. In the Note which follows this Preface, the title-pages of the volume will be found, along with those of the subsequent editions of 1648 and 1670. With reference to the volume of 1646, a mistake in the printing was thus pointed out: 'Reader, there was a sudden mistake ('tis too late to recover it): thou wilt quickly find it out, and I hope as soone passe it over; some of the humane Poems are misplaced amongst the Divine.' These “humane' poems, that belonged not to the Steps' but the Delights of the Muses, were fifteen in all. They were assigned their own places in the new edition of 1648. With two exceptions, we have adhered to the classification of the 1648 edition : the exceptions are, that we have placed • Vexilla Regis’ immediately after the Office of the Holy Crosse,' as belonging properly to that composition; and the 'Apologie' for the Hymn to Teresa after the first, not after the second Hymn, seeing the “Apologie' is only for the first. The new edition bore on its title-page the announcement: • The second Edition, wherein are added divers pieces not

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of the various readings are of rare interest, and collation has revealed successive additions and revisions altogether unrecorded by modern editors. In their places I have pointed out the lagrant carelessness of the last Editor, W. B. TURNBULL, Esl., in Smith's · Library of Old A1thors.'

As was meet, I have adhered to the first titles of · Steps to the Temple' and · The Delights of the Muses,' the former embracing the SACRED), and the latter the SECULAR: Poems. The original Editor (whoever he was), not the Author, gave these titles. In the Preface to *the learned Reader,' he says, 'we stile his sacred Poems, Steps to the Temple.' At one time I was disposed to assign the editorship of the volumes of 1616 and 1618 to SINCROLT ; but inasmuch as both contained Bp. RunBOW's verses prefixed to Islacson's Chronologie,' while the piece is not in the SINCROLT us., it seems he could not have been the editor. This pathetic closing words reveal much love: “I will conclude all that I have impartially writ of this learned young Gent. (now lead to us) as hee himselfe doth, with the last line of his poem upon Bishop Andrewes' picture before his Sermons, Ferte paginas pigmes-- Look on his following leaves, and see him breath.'

I woulil now give an account of previous editions of our Worthy, and our use of them. The earliest of his publications-excluding minor pieces in University Collections as recorded in our Essay-was a volume of Latin Enigrams published at Cambridge in 16:51 in a small sro The name of CHASILAW nowhere appears, but his initials R. C. are appended to the Dedication to liis friend LINES. The title-page was as follows:

Epigrammatum Sacrorum Liber. Cantabrigiæ, ex Academiæ celeberrimæ typographo, 1634. Besides the Epigrams, this now rare volume contained certain of his * Poemata' before the Epigrams. A second edition was published in 1670 with a few additional Epigrams, and those in Greek. A third edition appeared in 1674. Fuller details, with collation of each, are given in Vol. II. in their places.

Nothing more of any considerableness was published until 1646, two years after the Poet's ejection. Then appeared a small volume of Poems, chiefly English, arranged in two distinct classes, Sacred and Secular, the latter with a separate title-page. In the Note which follows this Preface, the title-pages of the volume will be found, along with those of the subsequent editions of 1648 and 1670. With reference to the volume of 1646, a mistake in the printing was thus pointed out: ‘Reader, there was a sudden mistake ('tis too late to recover it): thou wilt quickly find it out, and I hope as soone passe it over; some of the humane Poems are misplaced amongst the Divine.' These “humane' poems, that belonged not to the Steps' but the Delights of the Muses, were fifteen in all. They were assigned their own places in the new edition of 1648. With two exceptions, we have adhered to the classification of the 1648 edition : the exceptions are, that we have placed • Vexilla Regis' immediately after the Office of the Holy Crosse,' as belonging properly to that composition; and the "Apologie' for the Hymn to Teresa after the first, not after the second Hymn, seeing the Apologie' is only for the first. The new edition bore on its title-page the announcement: • The second Edition, wherein are added divers pieces not

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of the various reailings are of rare interest, and collation has revealed successive additions and revisions altogether wrecorded by modern editors. In their places I have pointeil out the flagrant carelessness of the last Editor, W. B. TURNBULL, Esq., in Smith's · Library of Old Althors.'

As was meet, I have adhered to the first titles of Steps to the Temple' and 'The Delights of the Muses,' the former embracing the Sacren, and the latter the Seculi Poems. The original Editor (whoever he was), not the Author, gave these titles. In the Preface to *the learned Reader,' he says, “we stile his sacred Poems, Steps to the Temple.' At one time I was disposed to assign the editorship of the volumes of 16 16 and 1618 to SINCROIT; but inasmuch as both contained Bp. RunBow's verses prefixed to Isaacson's 'Chronologie,' while the piece is not in the SANCROFT Ms., it seems he could not have been the editor. His pathetic closing words reveal much love: I will conclude all that I have impartially writ of this learned young Gent. (now deal to us) as hee himselfe doth, with the last line of his poem upon Bishop Aurewes' picture before his Sernions, terte primis --- Look on his following leaves, and see him breath.'

I would now give an account of previous editious of our Worthy, and our use of them. The earliest of his publications-excluding minor pieces in University Collections as recorded in our Essay-was a volume of Latin Epigrams published at Cambridge in 1631 in a small s10. The name of C'HAS W nowhere apivars, but his initials R. C. are appended to the Dedication to his friend LINTY. The title page was as follows: Epigrammatum Sacrorum Liber. Cantabrigiæ, ex Academiæ celeberrimæ typographo, 1634.' Besides the Epigrams, this now rare volume contained certain of his · Poemata' before the Epigrams. A second edition was published in 1670 with a few additional Epigrams, and those in Greek. A third edition appeared in 1674. Fuller details, with collation of each, are given in Vol. II. in their places.

Nothing more of any considerableness was published until 1646, two years after the Poet's ejection. Then appeared a small volume of Poems, chiefly English, arranged in two distinct classes, Sacred and Secular, the latter with a separate title-page. In the Note which follows this Preface, the title-pages of the volume will be found, along with those of the subsequent editions of 1648 and 1670. With reference to the volume of 1646, a mistake in the printing was thus pointed out: 'Reader, there was a sudden mistake ('tis too late to recover it): thou wilt quickly find it out, and I hope as soone passe it over; some of the humane Poems are misplaced amongst the Divine.' These “humane' poems, that belonged not to the Steps' but the Delights of the Muses,' were fifteen in all. They were assigned their own places in the new edition of 1648. With two exceptions, we have adhered to the classification of the 1648 edition : the exceptions are, that we have placed `Vexilla Regis' immediately after the Office of the Holy Crosse,' as belonging properly to that composition; and the Apologie' for the Hymn to TERESA after the first, not after the second Hymn, seeing the · Apologie' is only for the first. The new edition bore on its title-page the announcement: • The second Edition, wherein are added divers pieces not

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