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Mr Bury's will seems to have been proved in 1636, but the MS. did not at once come into the possession of the University, as appears from the following note, added by the librarian of the time:
'I was chosen Librarie keeper anno 1629, but never saw this book till February 1, anno 1648, it beinge left in some forgetful hands; and at last by Sr Coppinger of St John's College sent unto me, Abraham
Wheelock.' : The old Church-melody 'Miserere' is written at the head of each page on a stave of four lines; and between the two parts, forming each of the 1163 accompaniments, the words ' 2 parts in one' are written. This phrase is not used as in modern music, but indicates that the two parts between which it is placed are to be sung together as an accompaniment to the plain song.
On the last leaf there is a short list of errata.
A paper book, in quarto, bound up with No. 237, written on 22 ff., in a neat hand of the xviith century.
"THE HISTORIE of Ælius SEJANUS, collected out of Diverse Authors, and inriched with profitable and necessarie observations, by P. Mathiew.
Printed at Paris, 1628, according to No. 285 of Oldys' Catalogue of Pamphlets in the Harleian Library appended to Harl. Miscel. Vol. x.
Dd. iv. 62.
LAW COMMONPLACE Book, arranged alphabetically from Abeyance' to 'Waiver des Choses,' containing 378 numbered folios altogether, and consisting of two parts, the 2nd from folio 220 to folio 374 being an Appendix of omitted matter.
There is a table of contents at the beginning.
Dd. Iv. 63. A rather long octavo, on thick paper, consisting of 63 leaves, the first 8 of which are blank, the title excepted: the remainder of the MS. (unpaged) is written in a cursive character, abounding with contractions : each page contains about 40 lines. bably belongs to the latter part of the xvth century.
["A]Bapis: kúplov. fol. 9.
έτιμάτο δε Αθήνησι και ψίθυρος 'Αφροδίτη και "Έρως ψίθυρος. fol. 61 6. This MS. agrees generally with the common text (i. e. as opposed to the MSS. D. E. of Bekker): its readings in particular agree with those of A. It has been partially collated by Mr C. B. Scott, Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, for Prof. W. Dindorf's Edition (Oxf. 1853). It does not appear to contain many readings of interest or value; several omissions and instances of carelessness occur in it.
On the margin of this MS. are written in a pale yellow ink various important additions, which have been called by Sauppe, Lexicon Rhetoricum Cantabrigiense; they were edited by Prof. Dobree, as an appendix to Photius' Lexicon (Cambridge, 1822); and they are also inserted in Prof. Scholefield's Dobræi Adversaria. For an account of them, see his Præf. ad Phot. pp. X. xi. They have also been edited by Meier in 4to, Halæ, 1844.
AN ANONYMOUS TREATISE ON GREEK VERBS.
των ρημάτων τα μεν ουδαμή μεταβαίνουσαν εις έτερον πρόσωπον των λόγων την σύνταξιν έχει, διό και αμετάβατα προσηγόρευται» οιόν έστι
το ζω, πλουτώ. fol. 61 6.
τελευτώ αντί του τέλους (sic) λαμβάνω: τελευτώ δε... fol. 63 6. This tre is evidently the same as that of Maximus Planudes repi μεταβατικών και αμεταβάτων ρημάτων, which is mentioned by I. Bekker as occurring at the end of his MS. K. of Harpocration, and of which Harles (in Fabric. Bibl. Græc. Vol. vi. p. 349) has given a further account. It does not appear to have been published, and it seems to be of little or no value.
In the beginning of the MS. the name J. B. Hautin is written.
A small quarto, on paper, 54 leaves, of variable number of lines, with drawings of the constellations done with so sharp a pen as in some instances to cut the paper, and shaded with a brush: the stars marked in red ink: preservation bad from exposure to the damp, and mutilation of the five last leaves: written about the middle of the x vth century.
BASINII PARMENSIS ASTRONOMICON.'
A Poem in Latin Hexameters, with some few Greek interlineations, addressed to Sigismundus Pandulphus Malatesta. The first book contains 690 lines.
Ætherios orbes subjectaque templa deorum
Musa cane, atque vias semper volventis Olympi.
Nexa tenet cursu semper volventis Olympi.
Quinque vagas etiam necnon pulcherrima mundi
Lumina bina canam, &c.
Pandulphi moresque hominum letegasque Phrygasque
Europæque manus, Italos fortesque Pelasgos. It appears never to have been published, and to have escaped the observation of all bibliologists. It is not alluded to by Adelungh (see Basinius Von Parma), nor does it appear in the list of his works in the Bodleian Catalogue, in which however appears the name of another poem, addressed to the same patron. From the historical allusions, its date must be circ. ann. 1464.
On the last leaf are written the names Philip Webster and Charles Landel.
A small quarto, on paper, 19 leaves ; different handwritings of the xviith century.
A number of RECIPES for domestic medicines and cookery; the first being for the Tissick, and the last for Elder Berry Wine.
Dd. v. 2.
PSALTERIUM SECUNDUM USUM SARUM.
A paper book, in 4to, neatly written ; of the time of Jas. I.
It contains A Reading on the Stat. 23 Hy. VIII. cap. 5, and other laws made concerning Sewers. 41 ff.
At the end, a copy of a letter from L. C. J. Popham to Sir Thos. Lambert, about the draining of the Isle of Ely, dated, Littlecott, ye 7th of
Perhaps a reading of Popham's, who was made Chief Justice of the King's Bench in 1592. According to Dugdale he was Reader in the Middle Temple in the 10th Eliz.
A small quarto, on paper, of 141 leaves, some of which are blank, written in the xviith century. A miscellaneous collection of THEOLOGICAL Notes, from various authors, under the following titles;
(1). Of the essence and attributes of God.
(4). Texts and short notes.
(5). Extracts from Coke, Carpenter, T. Blake (Covenant sealed), Willett (Harm. of 1 Sam.), Bp Montagu (Acts and Monuments), Bp Fotherby [against Atheists and Infidels), Bertram the Priest (de carne et sanguine Christi in sacramento, written by command of Charles the Bald, between 800 and 900 years ago).
(6) Texts against the principal points of popery. From a table printed in the year 1688.
(7). Extracts from R. Boyle (on the style of the Holy Scriptures]. Texts against bribery; and from the Psalms—Notes on points in the Old Testainent.
(8). Extracts from Abp Ussher's Answer to the Jesuit's Challenge.
Dd. v. 5. An octavo, on vellum, containing ff. 425 in double columns, with 30 lines in each column. It has illuminated initials, vignettes, and borders. Written in a very beautiful hand of the xvth century, in France, judging both from the style of the illuminations and the rubricks, which are throughout in French. There are catchwords after every 12th leaf. A mutilated
BREVIARIUM SECUNDUM USUM SARUM. The volume begins in the middle of the Psalter with Ps. xxvi. 6, 'manus meas: et circumdabo altare tuum :' and a leaf is lost between ff. 23 and 24. After the Psalter and Litany, f. 78, the office 'en la vigile de pentecoste' begins, and in f. 87, the Legenda from Kings to Malachi, then ‘les rebriches generaus, followed by the offices for the Saints' days, beginning as usual with St Andrew, and ending f. 388, with St Katharine : after a blank leaf in f. 389, the Commune sanctorum begins with the rubrick 'Ci commence le commun des saints,' and the MS. ends incompletely, f. 425 b, with the lections for the festa Virginum, virgo sapiens' being the catchword for the next page.
Besides the vignettes, which are numerous and beautiful, the borders contain a variety of grotesque figures—apes mounted on goats—monks in absurd positions, &c.
A small quarto, on paper, written upon one side only, of 14 leaves ; in good preservation,