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Begins, in the account of Omer :

berithe vpon hym. ij vesselles oon bifore and a nother bihynde in (th)at bi foore is the errours... The text is very nearly the same as MS. 1413. $ 2. and gives in their proper place the sayings of Socrates respecting women: see Dibdin, Typog. Antiq. 1. 59. A figure of each philosopher is given at the beginning of his sayings. Among the scribblings on the wide margins are the names of ‘Wyllm Crosbye,' 'Robart Crosbe,' and 'Edward Kempston,' former owners of this book. Ends in the saying:

And a nother saithe he yat luffithe the in vayne love and for worldely thingis schalle hate the bi the same maner, bot he that ha

tithe the for From the remains of the original pagination it would appear that one leaf is wanting at the beginning and another at the end of the volume.

506

Dd. ix. 19.

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A small folio, on paper, in bad condition, but neatly written, in a hand of the xviith century, now containing 344 leaves unpaged : each page containing about 25 lines (more or less). The MS. has lost some leaves at the commencement. The last three leaves are duplicate.

COMMENTARIA Excellentissimi D. D. CÆSARIS CREMONINI
CENTENSIS, PATAVII PRIMO Loco PhilosoPHIAM PROFITENTIS,
IN SECUNDO ARISTOTELIS DE ANIMA.'
Begins :

Subjungit Philosophus dubitationem.
Ends:

ut de altero dicat de quo proponebat.
The work is divided into 133 lectures, of which the first and part of the
second are wanting. The date at the end is, Die 18 mensis Aprilis hora 20
1609. The colophon supplies the title. See Dd. v. 28.

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A paper book, in folio, containing 580 pages, for the most part blank.

A COMMON-PLACE Book, written in the xviith century.

On p. 1, below the name ‘Jacobus Whitlock,' is ‘Librum hunc in duas diuisimus partes, in prima de vita et moribus in secunda de natura et rebus occultis disseritur.'

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A paper book, in folio, of which about the first 80 pages form
A COMMON-PLACE Book, written in the xvirth century.

At the end of the book reversed are 11 leaves of writing of which 6 written in 1556 were intended to form part of 'A Book of Precedents.'

On f. 1 is the note, “I intend to make this boke A boke of precedents for my sonne Jeffrye Palmer, and euery precedent to bee written w' my owne hande.' Accounts follow on ff. 1–6.

On f. 8 is, ' An elegie upon the deathe of the righte worthye St Thomas Griffine, Knighte,' which begins :

I labor not to know why Griffine died

For all that breathes must all his fatte abide.
On ff. 9, 10, 'An Indenture of mortgage of a manor.'
On f. 11, are forms of conveyance dated 1611.

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A folio, on paper, 210 leaves.
1. Arguments upon the Case of Ship Money in 1638.

2. A continuation of, and partly written in the same hand as, Dd. 111. 86. § 5.

3. Causes in Chancerie gathered by Sir George Carye, one of the Masters of the Chancerie, anno 1601.'

This is a tract of 80 ff. written in a hand of the period.

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A folio, on paper, 39 leaves, some of which are blank; about 26 lines in a page; handwriting of the xvith century.

ENGLISH AND LATIN VERSES BY SIR THOMAS KNYVETT.

It contains translations from Ovid, several Latin epitaphs on the Lady
Catharine ' nuper Durauentani comitis filiæ,' and other miscellaneous pieces,
one of which is dated 1568. The author died in 1622.
On the first page of the MS. the following note occurs :

* Anno ante Nativitatem Christi quadringentisimo octogesimo septimo editum fuit castrum Norwici per regem Gurguntum [Caer-Gunt], ut patet in record.'

511

Dd. ix. 24. A paper book, in folio, containing 27 pages, written in the xvuth century,

STATUTA COLLEGII LINCOLNIENSIS Oxon.

For other MS. copies see the Preface to the edition in 'The Statutes of

the Colleges at Oxford.' 8vo. 1853. 512

Dd. IX. 25.
A folio, on paper, of 48 leaves, in good preservation.

1. Courts held for the FOREST or BARNWoop in Buckinghamshire, in the reigns of Rich. II. Hen. IV. Hen. V. Hen. VI. and Edw. IV., and a few notes relating to the reign of Philip and Mary.-P. 2.

2. Extenta manerii de BORESTALL facta 15 Hen. VI.' and 26 Hen. VI. p. 53.

3. A perambulation of the King's Forests in BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, 26 Edw. I.-P. 85. 513

Dd. ix. 26.
A folio, on paper, of 101 pages, in good preservation.

NOMINA MANERIORUM, honorum, castrorum et aliarum possessionum illustrissimo principi et domino, domino CAROLO PRINcIPI Wallie, Duci Cornubiæ et Eborum ac Comiti Cestriæ per seperales literas patentes domini Regis nunc Jacobi concessorum ; nec non omnium villarum et hamlettorum infra maneria honores et castra prædicta in seperalibus comitatibus Angliæ inferius mencionatis.'

514

Dd. IX. 27.
A large folio, on paper, of 27 leaves, in good preservation.

A survey of EndfielD CHASE, taken by a Commission from the Lord Protector, 1656. Addressed on the original paper-cover * To the Committee of Appeale,' and entitled, “ Endfield first Certificate. Comonwealth."

515

Dd. ix. 28. A small folio, on paper, of 22 leaves, in good preservation, but rather dirty and a little injured at the edges.

The CHARTER granted by King Charles I. to the city of Lincoln, in the 4th year of his reign.

CC

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A small folio, on paper, 43 leaves, only partially filled. Handwriting of the time of James I.

Articles of Canon Law, touching the election and consecration of bishops, the vacating of benefices, dispensations, &c., in Latin.

517

Dd. ix. 30.
A paper book, in folio, containing 30 leaves, with the title

CATALOGUS LIBRORUM, Londini remanentium, 14 Jan. 1679.'

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A thin paper book, in folio, bound up with the four preceding Numbers and containing, on 30 pages written about 1550,

1. pp. 1-14. The Will of King Henry VIII.

This copy has some erasures on the last page, and in the order of the names differs somewhat from the text printed in Rymer, Fædera, xv. 110-7.

2. ff. 8 a—10 a. In the same handwriting as the rest.
· Pious Meditations by Collyns.'
Begins:

Farewell worlde synce that no man inay truste to the ...
Ends :

with fyckell fortune I wishe from evill to fare.
Then follow nineteen couplets
Beginning :
When I considere what is man, O Lord, I knowe of right,
that in the wonderous wourke of man, thou hast advaunced thy might.
Ending :
Thou overthrowest hym to his luste, and amyddest his pryde & joye
thou doest confounde his Deedes & Wourkes, and man thou doest de-
stroye.

Finis Quot Collyns. 3. Handwriting the same as the rest of the MS. One page containing only a few lines.

• To make a verye fyne perfume to avoyde the Daunger of the place suspected of the plague.'

4. p. 23. This was the Duke of Somersetts style wch he write (sic) to the Scottes after Mustleburrowe feilde ; at whiche tyme he was Lorde Protectoure.'

5. p. 24. Theise sayeinges followeinge were geuen to the Duke of Somersett for his newe yeares gifte at his first beinge Prysoner in the Towre of London, By his servaunte Grey.' 1550. Nine couplets follow, of which the first is

If ever noble manne were bounde to thanke god

Youre grace is most bounde for this your great scourge and rod. They contain advice similar to that in prose offered by Lord Paget in 1547, and printed by Strype, Eccl. Mem. II. p. 21.

6. pp. 25-8 When the Duke of Somersett was at his libertie vpon Newe yeares daye next followinge the afore sayde Grey his servaunte gave theise sayeinges unto the sayde Duke his MT.' These consist of above fifty couplets, beginning:

The wourkes of God be greate and also straunge

The workes of the worlde do tosse tourne and chaunge.
At the end of this, as of the preceding, is 'ffinis Quod Grey'

7. p. 29. Thordynarye entreteynment of estraungers which were some tyme servinge at Boulloigne and Guisnes as well horsemen as ffootemen.'

This is a statement of the rates of pay of the officers and soldiers : thus a peticapitayne' was to have xxx. crownes the month. Compare the table of wages appended to The Chronicle of Calais (Camden Society), p. 202.

519

Dd. ix. 32. A thin paper book of 44 leaves, the first 41 large folio, the last three small folio.

Papers relating to a Controversy between Mr Edward Gwyn and Mr Samuel Phillips concerning oppovotos, and about St Austin and St Bernard.

The first 41 leaves contain a letter from Mr Gwyn to Mr Phillips; then
follows a statement in the same handwriting of the questions in dispute
between them, with an attestation by Samuel Macham, Bookseller, and two
notes appended by J. Homberston, Artium Magistro, and Thomas Best.
The back of the 1st leaf is filled with a long Latin inscription, beginning

Bellum homousianum simul atque Augustino-Bernardinum.
Mr Gwyn's letter begins :
Sir. Yt seemeth the tempestuous wynde of passion ...

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