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A duodecimo, on paper, of 138 leaves.
Notes of Sermons preached, apparently, by Mr Crispe, Mr Wilson, &c.; one page bearing the date 1634. Written from both ends, very irregularly and illegibly. The handwriting of the greater part is probably the same as that of Dd. vi. 47; but the last few leaves are different.
On the fly-leaf at the beginning the words ‘Sarah Wilson her booke. Amen,' are twice written.
A 12mo, on vellum, containing ff. 248, with 14 lines in each page. It has rich borders and illuminations. There are catchwords after every 8th leaf. Executed in France in the xvth century.
HORE BEATÆ MARIÆ VIRGINIS.
Nicolas Cimellis prestre 4 Octobre 1609.
Ne differas in crastinum quod hoc die fecisse possis.
Que pour le peche de la pomme
Le verbe Dieu s'estoit faict homme.
Martius humores gignit variosque dolores
Vena nec abdenda nec potio sit tribuenda.
liam nativitatis Domini. 83. Horæ Passionis Domini nostri, the beginning being lost. 114. Commemoraciones de S. Oportuna et S. Barbara. 117. Septem Psalmi Pænitentiales cum Letania, with a vignette of
our Lord enthroned with the emblems of the four Evangelists. 142. Horæ Sanctæ Crucis. 145. Horæ Sancti Spiritus, with a vignette of the day of Pentecost.
148 b. Officium Mortuorum, with the usual vignette.
215 b. Obsecro te Domina and 0 Intemerata.
f. 238. Prayers on the Cross, the 7 Words, &c., a hymn to the Saints beginning, ‘0 Dyonisi radius grecie,' &c., and a Litany with which the MS. ends, f. 247 6.
The two leaves lost between ff. 80 and 83 have been replaced by two blank vellum ones, on the latter of which the former possessor Cimellis has written two verses of a hymn, 'In Passione Domini. Several of the rubricks are in French.
Dd. VI. 72. A small paper book, in 12mo, containing ff. 137, of which many are blank.
1. “Mr Francis Heereman's Golden ANNOTATIONS. Translated out of Duch (sic) into English, by P. H. 1654. A small collection of anecdotes of ancient kings and philosophers. After the title-leaf follow 42 pages, beginning with:
The king Archidamus. When hee asked the Philosopher Pudarius ... And ending in the third chapter with an extract relating to 'Hanibal.'
Francis Heerman lived at Amsterdam in the earlier part of the xvuth century. His ‘Guldene Annotatien is mentioned in Jocher’s Allgemeines Gelehrten-Lexicon, ii. 1538.
2. Scattered over many pages of paper at the other end of the book are the HERALDIC Notes of some student. Amongst them are the bearings of the different kingdoms of Spain. On the fly-leaf at this end of the book Nasmyth read: ‘El libro de Don Phelipe Ayres Mayor-domo del excellentissimo Senior Embascador de Ingelterra in Esta Corte de Madrid a 30 de Genero de 1666.' This inscription is now almost hidden by the leaf having been carelessly pasted to the cover.
Dd. VỊ. 73.
A small paper book, written about 1635.
A MEMORANDUM Book. It appears to have belonged to the steward or agent of a nobleman, and contains, among many other particulars, notes of prices and of payments.
Dd. VI. 74-76.
D. VI. 77.
''Itriatpia, or, A modest Exercitation and Inquiry into the subject of Physick.'
Dialogues on the Science of Medicine, in which one of the interlocutors gives an account of a conversation held with his horse.
There are complimentary verses to the author by Φίλιππος Φιλίατρος, , beginning:
Deare cleare Acestes, Dreame and dreame agen,
Since by learn'd dreaming thou awakenest men, &c.
Ad Stultos et Invidos
Non asinis loquitur, qui fabulatur equis, &c.
Dd. VI. 78.
It contains ' A Catalogue of those manuscripts and other bookes apertaning to HERALDRY that are of wright mine and in my possession ano. 1646. Sylvanus Morgan.' Occupying 25 pages. He was the author of The Sphere of Gentry, published in 1661. Then follows The Mathamaticall Mariner.'
His caracter, 5 pages ; ‘his astronomi,' 3 pages; his arithmatic,' 4 pages. Then 8 pages succeed, commencing · Ex punto omnia : having proposed to myself to fix the dignity of coat armour whereby it might be brought into rule as to distinguish the goodness of our coats from an other, &c.'
At the other end of the book there are 52 leaves of notes upon the coats and pedigrees of divers families, followed by a few pages of notes of no interest on various subjects.
D. VI. 79.
It is commenced at both ends, and contains receipts chiefly medical, a few verses in English, and a Latin oration in praise of Greek Letters.
Dd. VI. 80. A paper book, in octavo, at one time, (about 1680), used as an account book by Thomas Williams, who appears also to have written
A Journal of a Voyage to Spain, and Travels through Spain to France. Begins :
Tho' I never set downe anything of my former travailes, yet now this voyage being begun on an extraordinary occasion.... Thursday the
11th Aug.' being extraordinary ill... Ends :
Thus I left Spagne, having all France to pass in my way home.
Dd. VỊ. 81.
Besides some receipts, it contains catalogues with prices of medicines alphabetically arranged.
Dd. VI. 82.
The Note-Book of Daniel Malden B. Art. M. Candidatus.
It contains receipts arranged alphabetically, a catalogue of the owner's books, and notes in Latin of two treatises, 'de Medicinâ,' and 'de Functionibus et Humoribus. There is also a brief Pharmacopæia, with the English names of some of the herbs added.
Dd. VI. 83.
See Catalogue of Oriental MSS.
Dd. VỊ. 84. A small duodecimo, in Greek and Latin, on paper, probably written in the xvuth century, containing 152 pages, excluding the title ; paged as far as p. 145, each page containing 20 or more lines.
LYCOPHRONIS CHALCIDENSIS ALEXANDRA CUM LATINA GULIELMI CANTERI AD VERBUM INTERPRETATIONE.'
The year may be 1670, '81, '87, or '92.
Begins, p. 1:
Λέξω τα πάντα νητρεκώς άμ’ ιστορείς. Then follows (p. 146): 'Epitome Cassandræ Græcolatina versibus Anacreontiis conscripta per Gul. Canterum Ultr.,' as in the Basil edition of 1566. After which is a Græco-Latin index, of one page, the last words of the MS. being 'Topntòs vulnerabilis.'
Dd. VI. 85.
Contains · Narrationes Brevium,' in law-French, commencing
On the last page a valuation of money; on the fly-leaf, · Ricus Rusburgh de Lyncoln Inne.'
68 ff. Initial letter illuminated; temp. Hen. VI.
Dd. VI. 86. A 12mo, on paper, of 113 leaves, of which ff. 2, 4–8, 19, 20, 62–64, 66, are blank.
Miscellaneous THEOLOGICAL Notes in three different handwritings, of the latter part of the xviith century, on Church Authority, Church Discipline, the Sacraments, &c.
Dd. VI. 87. A small duodeciino, on paper, containing 68 pages, excluding 3 blank leaves at the beginning, paged (except the Index); each page containing from 35 to 40 lines, probably written early in the xvuth century.
1. 'Observationes ex Hotomanno de veteribus nuptiarum ritibus
In matrimoniis contrahendis &c.
2. 'Ex Bayfio de re vestiaria.'
Sunt qui putant inter vestes et stolas...
3. 'Observationes ex Brerewood de ponderibus et pretiis veterum nummorum eorumque cum recentioribus collatione.'