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• Mirabilia Opera Dei. Certaine wonderful works of God which happened to H. N. even from his youth: and how the God of Heaven hath united himselfe with him, and raised

up

his
gracious word in him, and how he hath chosen and sent him to
be a minister of his gracious Word: published by Tobias a fellow-
elder with H. N. in the houshold of love: translated out of Base
Almain, Ps. xlvi. 66. Acts xiii. 6.'
Begins (after the Preface, Forasmuch as J. Tobias...):

In the eighth year of the age of H. N. ...
Ends :

... and take it to heart.

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A 12mo, of 109 leaves: the first 14 of parchment, and in double columns, of 36 lines each : the rest of paper (except ff. 56, 57, 70, 71, which are also of parchment), and in single columns, with from 30 to 35 lines in the page.

f. la:

- In nomine Yesu Christi Amen. Incomincia lo libro dicto
Quadriga Spirituale scripto in vulgare con le allegatione literale
per communa utilita de omne conditione de pe composto dal vene-
rabile e excellente fratre, fratre Nicolo da Osmo delo ordine dey
fratri minori nel mccccxxxviij.'
Begins :

Dice lo apostolo. Quello lo quale ...
Ends, f. 109 b:

amo al proximo. Amen. Jesu Christo gratias. Amen.

Explicit hoc opus Nuncupatus Spiritualis Quadriga 1454 scriptus et consummatus v die februarii. The titles of the paragraphs are rubricated throughout. The name of Nicolo da Osmo does not appear to be mentioned by L. Wadding or any other authorities.

f. 57 is in a different handwriting from the rest, (apparently the same as that on the fly-leaves at the end,) and contains on one side the apocryphal epistle of Lentulus to the Senate,

'per fratrem Antonium arestinum exaratum quinto deci kal. augusti die mercurii 1501.' And on the other, a note on Septuagesima. On the two fly-leaves at the end are some notes of no value.

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A small duodecimo volume, in Greek and Latin, on paper, very neatly written, of the middle of the xvith century, consisting of 82 leaves, unpaged, each page containing about 18 lines, besides 4 leaves at the end which are blank. PLUTARCHI CH ÆRONEI PHILOSOPHI

DE FUTILI LOQUACITATE A GRÆCO IN LATINUM PER JOANNEM CHRISTOFERSONUM CONVERSUS.'

Prefixed is a letter to Mary, afterwards Queen of England.

Honoratissimæ illustrissimæque Principi D. Mariæ, Regiæ Majestatis
Sorori, Joannes Christofersonus perpetuam optat felicitatem.
It begins :

Non sum nescius, Princeps illustrissima...
The letter occupies 8 leaves, after which follows the Latin Version of
Plutarch's entire treatise trepi adoleoxias, (beginning Ardua plane et diffi-
cilis, ending sed dolore etiam caret et molestia,) and then the Greek text: the
last words of the MS. being

αλλά και άλυπον και ανώδυνον. . The author of the version is no doubt John Christopherson, Master of Trinity, 1553, whom Queen Mary made Bishop of Chichester in 1557. He also translated the ecclesiastical history of Eusebius. Neither Tanner nor Wyttenbach have noticed Christopherson’s labours on Plutarch : the Greek text generally agrees with the Aldine and Basil editions, in those places in which Wyttenbach notices their readings.

This is bound up with the preceding MS.

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An octavo, on paper, 474 leaves, handwriting of the xvith century.

Reports of Cases adjudged in the King's Bench and other courts, from Hilary T. 18 Jas. I. to Mich. T. 20 Jas. I.'

The name of ‘Robert Nicholas' is given as that of the reporter, on the authority of former Catalogues.

Many of the cases are not reported in Croke.

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A similar volume of Reports from ‘Hilary, 17 Jas. I. to Mich. 18 James 1.' and in the same handwriting.

376

D. VI. 59.
A duodecimo, on paper, 60 leaves.
1. Reports, 7 and 8 Hen. VI.
2. Extracts from the Statutes of Hen. VIII.
On the last page :

22 August 1544
De suo charissimo Johan. Arscott ...

Thomas Hawe anno ætatis ...

377

Dd. VI. 60. A duodecimo, on paper : handwriting of commencement of xvilth century

A DictioNARY OF Law Terms; English and French in parallel columns. Abate' to · Yard land.' pp. 127.

. Last leaf torn.

378

Dd. VI. 61.
An octavo, on paper.

REPORTS of Cases adjudged in the King's Bench, 8-13
Chas. I. 80 ff. Many blank leaves.

* Most of these cases are reported in Cro. Car.' (MS. note on fly-leaf.)

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A small 12mo, on vellum, containing ff. 79, with 21 lines in each page. It has illuminated capitals and borders. Executed in France in the xvth century. A leaf is lost after each of ff. 9, 21, 45, 46, 47, 70.

HORÆ BEATÆ MARIÆ VIRGINIS. After a blank leaf and two containing prayers in a modern hand, the Kalendar follows in 6 ff., and the next two contain the Paternoster, Ave, Credo, &c.: f. 12 is a coat of arms; in f. 13 is the beginning of St John's Gospel, with the prayer 0 Intemerata, and a French metrical ‘Oroison de notre dame,' beginning Glorieuse Vierge Marie : then follows the Stabat Mater, the beginning being lost, and the hymn ‘Salve mater Salvatoris Vas electum creatoris Decus celi civium,' followed by Devotæ orationes ad beatam Virginem Mariam, and in f. 30, the Suffragia Sanctorum, each with a small vignette : the Hours begin f. 46, the first leaf being lost, and are followed by the 7 penitential psalms and Litany, the volume ending with the prayer, 'Fidelium Deus omnium conditor et redemptor, &c.'

The rubricks are throughout in French.

380

Dd. VI. 63.
A duodecimo, on paper, of 94 leaves.

A Note-Book of Castel, formerly Professor of Arabic. See
Dd. VI. 4.

381

Dd. VI. 64.
See Catalogue of Oriental MSS.

382

Dd. VI. 65.
A duodecimo, on paper, of 13 leaves.

Containing 8 sacred allegories, with explanations of the 1st and 4th appended, written apparently in the xvinth century. The heading is

• RATIONES STILI.'
Begins, f. la:

Loquimur sapientiam &c. 1 Cor. ii. 6. Talis erat ...
Ends, f. 136:

ad Dei laudes percelebrandum.

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383

Dd. VI. 66.
See Catalogue of Oriental MSS.

384

Dd. VI. 67. A small duodecimo volume, on paper, not older than the middle of the xvuth century, consisting of 49 leaves, of which the last 12 are blank, unpaged, very partially filled up, and having from one to twenty-nine lines in a page, blank pages and leaves occurring up and down irregularly.

CENSURÆ DE GRÆCIS ET ROMANIS POETIS, PHILOSOPHIS, ALIISQUE SCRIPTORIBUS TUM ANTIQUIS TUM RECENTIORIBUS, Begins (fol. 1, verso):

De Patribus Censura. Vid. Heins. Orat. 7. p. 88. Ends (f. 37 verso) with the criticisms of Quintilian on Menander, the last citation being

fulgore quodam suæ claritatis tenebras obduxit. (Quintil. Inst. Orat. Lib. x. c. 1.)

The work contains criticisms on many of the classics, on a few of the
Fathers and Schoolmen, on Erasmus, Lipsius, Sir Philip Sidney, Ben Jonson,
&c. These are in no case original, but selected from other writers, ancient
and modern.

On the back of the last leaf is written, Rob. Henley his mark.'

385

Dd. VI. 68.
An oblong paper book, in quarto, 187 leaves, bound up with
the last MS.

A LAW INDEX from Abbe' to Remander.'
On the last leaf, Frances Backer. Temp. Jas. I.

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A small duodecimo, on paper, ill written and full of unmeaning
scrawls, consisting of 89 leaves, some of which are more or less
blank, each page when full containing nearly 40 lines. In bad
condition, written in the beginning of the xviith century.

ADVERSARIA ALEXANDRI Ros.
1. A collection of Proverbs in French and Latin. fol. 3.
Begins :

Hante les gens de bien et imite leurs mæurs, et fui la compagnie des
meschantz. Jean FULLER (whose name is attached to most of them).
2. De nominibus Hebrææ linguæ. fol. 6.
3. Compendium in Porphyrianam Isagogen.' fol. 11.

4. ' Aphorismi in quinque predicabilia à M. Tho. Gordon
dicti.' fol. 15 6.

The title given at the end, fol. 27 b, followed by a Series accidentium
fol. 28.

5. Primus locus de præcognitione et præcognitis quæ ad
demonstrationem spectant. 1611. per me Alexandrum Ros. Primo
Aprilis.' fol. 29.

6. De scientia de que iis quæ scientiæ sunt opposita et affinia
errore scilicet ignorantia et opinione per Magistrum Alexandrum
Scrogeum.' fol. 47 6.

The title given at the end.

Finis. per me Alexandrum Ros. decimo nono Aprilis 1611, fol. 74; after
which follow blank leaves and scraps of writing.

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