Verse and Prose
Meditations and Poetry
Selectively edited in Meditations from the Note Book of Mary Carey 1649-1657, ed. Francis Meynell (Westminster, 1918), and in Kissing the Rod, ed. Germaine Greer et al. (New York, 1988), pp. 156-61.
Autograph MS. Selectively edited from this MS in Meynell's edition (1918) and in Kissing the Rod (1988). 1653-7.
In the possession of the Meynell family. Recorded in the online Perdita Project as seen by Faith Lanum in 2001.
Copy, in Charles Hutton's hand, headed ‘Herein is contained my Lady Carey's Meditations, & Poetry’, comprising a dedicatory epistle to her second husband George Payler, a religious dialogue and meditations, and verse, chiefly on the deaths of her children, including (f. 95r) an elegy by Payler, subscribed (f. 117v) ‘January, 12th: 1657. saith Maria Carey always in Christ happy’.
In: A compilation of two sets of works, in the hand of Charles Hutton, prepared as a presentation MS, 166 octavo leaves (plus blanks). Comprising ‘Lady Carey's Meditations, & Poetry’ (ff. 1r-117v) and works by and about Thomas Lord Fairfax. (ff. 118r-66v). 1681.
Recorded in HMC, 5th Report (1876), p. 40, and in HMC, 55 (1901-14), I, 15. Selected extracts from this MS by editors. Also described in the online Perdita Project.