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thousand thre hundred and thrytty and twa.' Compare this date with that in the edition of 1725, reprinted in 1839 by J. O. Halliwell, wherein mention also is made of some of the many MSS. that exist of this once popular Book of Travels.

21. A large folio, as before, 19 pages, in triple columns, of 60 lines each. It is carelessly transcribed in a hand of the second half of the 14th century.

SEUENE SAGEES,' or (as it is more frequently entitled) The Seven Wise Masters, a metrical Romance. Begins (p. 594):

In Rome was an emperour
A man of swyth mikil honur,
As be book tellys vs
Is name was de Occlicius.
Al the londe hadde to gye
And hadd a wyfe that hight helie
Bi twene thaym twa come a nayer

A good child and a faire.
The 'book' alluded to seems to have been the Historia Septem Sapientum
Romæ, which was in its turn derived from a Hindoo source. (See Ellis's
Early Metrical Romances, Introd. to The Seven Wise Masters).
Ends (p. 612):

And went in to heuen riche
Thare joye and blysse hys euere i-lyche.
To that ilke blysse bryng vs gode
That neuer in erth zed schodde.

Amen Amen for charite.
The present MS. was printed in 1845 for the Percy Society (see Mr
Wright's Preface). A different version of the same stories is contained in
Weber's Metrical Romances, Vol. 111., being drawn from the Auchinleck
MS., and Cotton. Galba, E. ix. § 2. Akin to this latter version, though
differing in some of the details, is a fragment also among the Camb. Univ.
MSS. Ff. 11., 38, § 39.

22. Double columns, about 72 lines in each, apparently of xijith or xivth century. The handwriting seems to be the same in this and the next §. (No. 23.)


A Latin Harmony of the Gospels, in xii. parts, with a prologue, and table of the headings of the chapters prefixed.

At the end is subjoined a sort of index or digest of the whole, which
however is imperfect, not extending beyond part ix.
Begins (p. 614, a), Prologus :'

Clemens Lantoniensis Ecclesie presbiter n[ato] pacem iumque.
Hujus operis fili karissime causam requiris et fructum queris ...
Ends (f. 662, 6):

.Tunc ita locutus est ad turbas. Ordinis ratio patet.
This MS. is mentioned, and some account of the author given, in
Wright's Bibliogr. Britann. ‘Anglo-Norman Period,' p. 265. The text
differs in almost every line from Weber's edition.


The work is given imperfectly in this MS. which abruptly begins (p. 663) in c. 4 of Lib. 1.:

que vulgares cronice que dionisium predictum.... It is divided as MS. No. 1742, except that Lib. v. does not contain c. 33. It ends with the volume in c. 2 of Lib. viii. :

... ad angliam recesserunt. verum male.

18, 19


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Dd. 1. 18, 19. Two large folios, on paper, written about 1640, the first containing 474 pages, the second 378.

On p. 1 of Vol. 1. is the title, ,

"The HISTORYES AND CHRONICLES OF WORLD. By John Zonaras .... Contayneing all the most memorable actions happened in the world in the revolution of sixe thousand sixe hundred yeares, and more. Digested into three Bookes ....Done out of Greeke into French with annotations in the margeant, vpon the diuersitie of the Greeke copyes; with aduertisements, and Index of the most memorable things .... Paris .... for John Paxent in Saint James Streete, M.D.LXXXIII.

And done into English, by the noble and learned Lady, the Lady Agnes Wenman, sometime wife of the Right honourable Richard Lord VisCount Wenman deceased 1.'

The first volume has been made to end in the middle of a sentence of which the continuation is to be found at p. 191 of the second: the preceding 190 pages ought to follow p. 378: the second volume is also defective, the narrative breaking off abruptly with an account of how

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Sir R. Wenman was sheriff of Oxfordshire in 1627, and afterwards made Viscount Kilmainham. See Burke's Extinct and Dormant Barunetcies, 1841.

'Tryphon brings Jonathan to his death, by trecherie,' the last words (p. 190) being

... which done, he, accompanied with his men went forth to meete Tryphon bringing Jonathan prisoner into Judea. And he demanding a hundred talents of silver and the two....

These volumes have been transcribed from Lady Wenman's autograph, of which a portion is contained in MS. 2331 (Mm. 3. 32).


Dd. 1. 20. A large folio, on vellum, of 111 leaves, with double columns of 30 lines each: one leaf missing after f. 6, one after f. 50, and two after f. 110: handwriting probably of the xiv th century. The initial letters are illuminated throughout, and there are a few vignettes and borders : catchwords at every eighth leaf.

Latin Psalter, CANTICLES AND Hymns, with KALENDAR prefixed. The Kalendar extends to fol. 6, where after the names of St Clement and St Sylvester the word "papæ' has been effaced. The Psalter appears to have contained all the Psalms in their usual order, except Ps. xcix, which is omitted. Begins (fol. 7, a):

Verba mea auribus.
Ends (fol. 74, b) :

Omnis spiritus Dominum. The Cantica follow, including the Te Deum, Quicunque vult, &c.: then the Litany, beginning f. 81, 6, 2: then other canticles, partly from Isaiah: then Vigiliæ Mortuorum (f. 90, a, 2—f. 94, b, 1). Then follow Hymns for the various festivals of the year; the volume concluding (f. 111, 6, 1) with Gloria tibi Domine.

In the title-page is written the name of Gilbert Norts.

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A folio, on parchment, of 213 leaves, in double columns ; apparently of the xiv th century. $$ 1–3 contain 80 lines in a column; SS 4-10, 100 lines; $$ 11-30, about 82. $$ 4-23 have illuminated initials ; the writing is nearly the same throughout, except that § 29 is in a small running hand, and both & 29 and $ 30 appear to be somewhat later than the rest.

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All the treatises contained in this MS. have been frequently printed, except ss 9 and 14.

1. ff. 1-127 b. “Liber Sancti AUGUSTINI DE CIVITATE DEI. Begins, after an index of chapters to the first book,

Gloriosissimam civitatem Dei... Ends

mecum gratias agant.

2. f. 127 b. A list of S. Augustines works, numbered successively from 1 to 100 (by an error of the MS. 110). Prefixed to the list is the following heading:

Libros quos vero beatus Augustinus edidit hic breviter enumerari vel annotari non omisi. Et hoc indicium librorum omnium Sancti Augustini.

3. ff. 128 a—129 6. LIBER DE ECCLESIASTICIS DOGMATIBUS.' A work of Gennadius falsely attributed to Augustine. Begins

Credimus unum ... Ends

in moribus inveniri. An index of chapters is appended.

4. ff. 130 a-135 b. Sancti Anselmi LIBRI DUO Cur Deus Homo.'

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Sæpe et studiosissime.... Ends

Benedictus in secula. Amen. A portion of Book I. (chapters 14 and 15, “transferat quod aufert...qui si vult fugere') is partially obliterated. Also a portion of Book II. (chapter 17, Voluntas Dei nulla necessitate puerilibus questionibus sicut') is obliterated.

5. ff. 135 64136 a. PASTORALIS Sancti AMBROSII EPISCOPI.' This is the treatise commonly called · De Dignitate Sacerdotali.' Begins

Si quis oraculum fratres reminiscitur ... Ends

que sanctis in seculorum secula dare promisisti. Amen.

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Dici non potest....

de fide et spe et caritate conscripsi. Amen.

Begins, after an index of the 14 chapters into which the book is divided,

Quoniam liberum arbitrium videtur....

quod necesse habeam de illis interrogare. Amen. Explicit.

8. ff. 142 144 a. LIBER PROSLOGION ANSELMI.'
The prologue begins

Postquam opusculum quoddam....
Then follows an index of the 26 chapters, and then the work itself.

deus benedictus in secula. Amen.

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9. f. 140. A Treatise without title, which coincides more or
less with the 5th and 6th chapters of Anselmus, De fide Trinitatis.

Cur deus magis assumpserit hominem....

nec aliud individuum rationale aut alia persona corpus petri quam
anima. Amen.

10. ff. 144 b_148 6. Prologus Libri Innocentis PAPE

Domino patri karissimo....

ab istis liberet nos pater et filius et spiritus sanctus. Amen. Amen.

It agrees for the most part with the edition of 1575; but the order of chapters 27 and 28 of Book I. is inverted. In Book II. chapters 14, 15, 16 (of the Edition) are inserted between chapters 9 and 10. Also chapters 42, 43 of Book II., and chapter 4 of Book III., are not found in this MS.

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