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It relates to the preparation of medicines, with a few descriptions of the apparatus employed, and the modes of adjusting and using such apparatus; chiefly in Latin. Not published.

On the 105th leaf there is Censura Trogniana in aliquot operationes hoc libro contentas,' and on the 109th, Cathartica quædam Mineralia.'

Many of the formulæ, apparently original, have Mayerne's monogram: others are taken from Paracelsus, with observations of the compiler, and the doses to be administered. There is an index at the end.

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An octavo, on paper, of 54 leaves, written probably in the xviith century.

Sermons for the Sundays and Holydays of the year.
At the top of f. 1 a are the words :

Jesus. Prologus in librum tropologie.
Exscripsi hunc librum ab alio in pergameno scripto in bibliotheca
majori Universitatis Cantabrigie, latere aquilonari.
Between this title and the commencement of the Preface are the words,
'per Robertum Ridleium,' and at the foot of the page, ‘Liber Roberti Ridlei,'
in a different ink and handwriting from the rest. In the right-hand lower
corner of the first page is the note, ‘Author horum eruditissimorum Ser-
monum etsi nomen prorsus suppressit, nec nominari voluit, liquet tamen ex
opere non uno in loco monachum fuisse, ut ex sermone dominice 6 et 9
Begins :

Quam jucunde videbit eternum Dei tabernaculum...
Ends :

Cui sit gratiarum actio et gloria in secula seculorum. Amen.


Dd. v. 28.
A small quarto, on paper, of 250 leaves, containing about 25
lines in a page. Apparently of the xviith century.

Lectures of CÆSAR CREMONINUS on Aristotle, de Anima,
Lib. iii.
Begins :

Prestantia hujus partis sequentis satis perspecta est ex sola an-
imadversione ...

ideo lingua esse parce utendum et ut dicebant Pythagorei non omnibus sunt pandenda omnia.

At foot of f. 250 b is subjoined the following stanza :

Cesarem ad magnum properate cuncti
Vos Cremoninum super astra ferte
Vera qui vobis Sophie corusce

Dogmata pandit.
The Lectures commence at the top of a page, with no title prefixed,
and are evidently a portion of a larger work. They are on the 3rd Book of
the Treatise ‘De Anima,' according to the Greek division, although the
references in them are to the texts' of the Arabs and Latins. Another
MS. in the Library (Dd ix. 19) contains a commentary ascribed to the
same author, on Aristotle 'De Anima,' Lib. II., according to the Latin
division. A part of the text is therefore common to both MSS., but the
commentary is not the same. Various unpublished works of Cremoninus
are referred to by Brücker, Buhle, and other writers, (see especially Nau-
dæana, Amst. 1703, p. 54,) but there is no special mention of these Lec-

Inside the cover the name 'Thos. Denne, Jun.' is written.



Dd. v. 29.
A small quarto, on paper, of 89 leaves, excluding blanks, written
in the 18th century.

The MS. is paged regularly from f. 4 to the end.
f. 1 6 is headed ‘Lemmata Cod. Arundel. Gr. N. 1."

εκλογή και σύνοψις των βασιλικών συν παραπομπαίς κατά στοι-
xelov... K.T.N.'
Afterwards follow the titles of various veapai, or Novels of the Einperor
Constantine and others : which table is continued on f. 3 a, forming an Index
to part of the contents of the MS. from ff. 25–44. A short but complete
table of contents with references to the pages of the MS. is found on f. 2 a,
in which the sources whence the various treatises have been taken are fre-
quently mentioned, as given below.
1. ff. 4—24. Title on f. 2 a:

*Hymni Græci Ecclesiastici præsertim C. P. ex Cod. MS. Gr. (de musica Eccles.) chartac. D. Humfredi Wanley. Coll. Univers. Oxon.

Soc. f. 4 a contains the initial words or titles of a number of hymns. Afterwards follow hymns and titles of Psalms, with directions as to the seasons at which they should be sung. Begins (f. 4 a):

ήχ. α. Επέστη η είσοδος εις το όρος... Ends (f. 24 b):

wis álai Try toû Ewrñpos adev... cætera desunt magno reip. Ecclesiasticæ damno. tum sequitur lacera charta ultima.

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Μητέρες ήτεκνούντο...
...ήκριβολογείτο διάστημα του έτους.

'cætera desunt et hic explicit liber rarissimus, cui vix par invenien-
dus est, etsi sequioris ævi.'
2. ff. 25--44.

A transcript from a Gr. MS. in the Gresham Collection, v. Cat. Libb. MSS. in Anglia. Vol. 11. p. 84. No. 3423.

(1) "Fragmentum testamenti Greg. Nazian. Merely the first words of paragraphs are given; then follow: (2) Mοιχίωνος [qu. Μοσχίωνος?] υποθήκαι.'

περί Βισέξτου'

περί γεννήσεως ανθρώπου και όθεν τρίτον και έννατον και τεσσαρακοστόν.' (3) f. 27.

περί των ποταμών.' (4) f. 29.

“Αρχή συν θεώ των τροπών, κ.τ.λ.)

‘Eustath. Antecessoris v. Juris Græco-Romani, Tomi duo. Francofurti, 1596.' Imperfect, ending f. 30 a. (5) f. 30 ο.

Λέξεις Ρωμαϊκαι κείμεναι εν τω νόμω κατά στοιχείον Amongst these is inserted, f. 32 α, a short paragraph περί μέτρων.' Imperfect, ending f. 34 a. (6) f. 34 6.

'Synodica Sisinnii adv. nuptias illicitas.' Nothing is given but the title, and first and concluding paragraphs with the refer. 'Juri. Gr. Rom. Tom. I. p. 197 sqq.' (7) f. 36 ο.

εκλογή και σύνοψις των βασιλικών: A collection of various Novels which have been edited by Labbe, Meursius, and in the Jur. Gr. Rom. Tom. II. (8) f. 45.

προλεγόμενα της ρητορικής.' ‘E Cod. chart. MS. Colleg. SS. Trinit. Cantabr.' [R. 9. 18.] ‘Troilus Sophista. Excerpta.' Begins:

την ρητορικής διαφόρως τινες ωρίσαντο. The citations made by Troilus are copied out. The treatise itself (being that form into which Maximus Planudes has cast it) is edited in Walz. Rhet. Gr. Vol. v. p. 212 sqq.

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(9) f. 46. Sequuntur in eodem codice: προλεγόμενα των προγυμνασμάτων Aphthonii sc. εξήγησις του μύθου etc.) Begins:

ανασκευή ωνόμασται.
The names and fragments of the authors cited are similarly copied out.
These scholia are a portion of the same as those edited by Walz. Rhet. Gr.
Vol. II. p. 1. sqq.


25. (10) f. 47, 48 α. “Sequuntur in eodem Cod. προλεγόμενα των στάσεων. f. Sopatri.' The scholia are fully copied out. Begins :

και το της ρητορικής βιβλίον συντεταχώς Ερμογένης. Ends :

τρίτον το των ιδεών. The author is Maximus Planudes. See Walz. Rhet. Gr. Vol. v. pp. 222– 230. The present MS. ends at p. 228. (11) f. 486--52 0.

“Σχολ. είς Ερμογένους στάσεις. Begins :

πολλών όντων. The compiler has merely copied out the places where the Scholiast refers to other authors.

The scholia are evidently those of Maximus Planudes, edited by Walz. Rhet. Gr. Vol. v. pp. 232 sqq. (12) f. 53 4-67ο.

“Εod. Cod. περί λογογραφίας, περί επιστολών, περί στίχων εισαγωγίμων.»

In marg.

«« Christianum fuisse constat, nec quid amplius: nonnullos citat auctores quos alibi vix comperies.” Ineptè.' Begins:

πάσα λόγου ιδέα έκ μερών οκτώ σύγκειται, εννοίας, λέξεως, σχήματος, μεθόδου, κώλων, συνθήκης, αναπαύσεως, και ρυθμού, περί ων μάθης μεν εν τω των ιδεών βιβλίων του Ερμογένους πλατύτερον και σοφώτερον ενταύθα δε διδάξομαι σε ως έγχωρεί και μάλιστα κατά την σήμερον

τιμωμένην λογογραφίαν. Ends :

και προς τούτοις το σύντομον. Another but an imperfect copy of this work will be found in Dd. xi. 54. A treatise περί επιστολικών τύπων, by Theophilus Corydalleus, first printed at London in 1625, and afterwards at Halle, is a different, but very similar production.

The author cannot have lived earlier than the xnth or with century, as appears by the allusions to βασιλεύς αγγελώνυμος and to Ptochoprodromus.


He quotes or refers to a great number of classical and medieval writers, but, so far as the former at least are concerned, seems to have preserved nothing otherwise unknown. The work appears to be unedited.

(13) f. 68. 'In Eod. Cod. marg. Sopater in Hermog.'

“Princip. στρόγγυλον σχημά έστι τόδε * * * fin. φιλόσοφος μοιχόν ευρών επί τη γυναικί συνώκισεν αυτή την γυναίκα και κρίνεται παρανομίας. Εx hujusmodi thesibus consistit pars posterior notarum. Sequuntur Theophrasti characteres.'

The compiler has noticed a few citations of authors that occur in the treatise. The early part of it is edited (without the author's name) in Walz. Rhet. Gr. Vol. 111. p. 704 sqq.; the theses are not given there.

(14) ff. 68–84 a. 'Epitome Dionysii Halicarn. Trepi ouvdéoews óvopátwy. Ita tit. Melioris notæ liber.' Begins :

δωρόν του και εγώ τέκνον φίλε Ρουφε Μελίτιε τούτο δίδωμι, κ.τ.λ. Goes down to :

τοιαύτα δε εστί τα όμοια τους καλούς λόγοις μέτρα και μέλη, διά ταύ

τας γινόμενα τας αιτίας. (i. e. within a few lines of the end of the treatise.) After this sentence proceeds another paragraph of 28 lines, which does not occur in the Leipsic edition (1829), on the names of Greek feet, beginning :

σπονδείος τους σύγκειται εκ δύο μακρών. And ending:

δισπονδείος έκ τεσσάρων μακρών οίον Ηρακλείδης. (15) ff. 84 a to the end.

The compiler next remarks that in the Trinity College MS. follow Aristidis monodia in Smyrnam and Diogenis Laertii vitæ philosophorum: he then gives the various readings of part of this MS. of Diogenes, as compared with the Amsterdam edition of Meibomius (1692); but after collating as far as the end of Plato,' observes: ‘Hucusque progressus sum, cum inopinato nocte intempesta Apr. 6. MS. è manu nostra abreptus est: restitit tantillum temporis ut ordinem reliquorum librorum concinnarem. Platonem sequitur Speusippus, Xenocrates,' &c. (naming them)...... KUVLKON Diócopou.

With these words (p. 172) the MS. ends.


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A quarto, on paper, 80 leaves, about 35 lines on each page, handwriting the same, of the early part of the xviith century.

I. “Catholicum ad reverendi in Christo patris ac Domini mei Episcopi Bel[lo]vacensis [i.e. Beauvais) jussum.”

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