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Dd. ix. 42. A thin paper book, in folio, on 55 pages besides the two leaves of the contents and title.
· ETRENNES ou Conseils d'un Homme de Qualité à sa fille.'
This is in the same handwriting as No. 316, § 1, with many corrections interlineated.
Dd. x. 43. A paper book, in folio, bound up with the preceding, and containing
A large collection of copies of LETTERS, Commissions and ORDERS, written to or by Sir Anthony Oldfeild relating to county business, to levying taxes, raising forces, &c. in the years 1660— 1667, with Lists of his Majesty's Navy in 1664 and 1666.
From the contents of the volume the collection appears to have been made by Sir Anthony Oldfeild. On a waste leaf is ‘Begun this booke Oc. 8. 1660. And on another are the shield of Charles Boules of Louth, and the arms of St Wm Carr and Bridget, Da. of Sr Richard Chanworth impaled. After another waste leaf the succeeding 65 pages are numbered.
Towards the end of the volume, after some blank leaves, are ‘SpaldingBenefactors to the Library begun at Michaelmas 1628,' with a catalogue of the books therein.
Three pages with the heading, “The manner of planting and cultivating vineyards at Bacharach,' with the note ‘I had this from my very good friend Nicholas Bowman.' Records of county business follow.
A folio, on paper, of 188 leaves, in double columns.
A Common-place Book, chiefly filled with Geographical and
*This MS. is in the Handwriting of Mr John Smith sometime Fellow of Queens Coll. in Cambridge, Author of several Discourses published after his death by my Father.' [J. Worthington.]
Dd. LX. 45. A paper book, in folio, written about 1680. 1. An alphabetical Catalogue of Books ending with Mede. 2. At the end of the book reversed are 36 leaves, containing copies and forms of various Indentures, Articles, Agreements, &c.
The first three leaves reversed contain an alphabetical catalogue of • Nomina virorum Anglice et Latine per tres casus variata' from Aaron to Harold.
A folio, on paper, of 110 leaves ; generallyi written on one side only.
Sir ISAAC Newton's LUCASIAN LECTURES, DE MOTU CORPORUM.'
A full description of this MS. is given by Mr Edleston in Newton's Correspondence with Cotes, p. xcv. See also Dd. iv, 18.
A folio, on paper, 189 ff., handwriting of the period.
Proceedings in the Prerogative Court between John Owsley and Robert Wilcox, relative to the will of Mary Owsley. A.D. 1666.
A folio, on paper, of 238 leaves, in good preservation.
Liber DIMISSIONUM incipiens anno xxix. Regine Elizabeth.' The entries are continuous from that date until 5 Jac. I., but the latter part is written in a different hand. The book relates to the crown estates.
Dd. ix. 49, 50.
Dd. ix. 51.
A paper book, in folio, containing on the first 60 leaves,
• A CATALOGUE of Books in the Library of Rufford belonging to my Lord Marquiss of Halifax in the year 1693.'
A square folio, on vellum, of 160 leaves, 25 lines in a page, catchwords at every eighth leaf: of the xivth century.
1. ff. 1--8 a.
• EPISTOLA AURELII EPISCOPI SANCTI AUGUSTINI AD CIRIL-
Gloriosissime Christiane ...
Vale in dño et ora pro me.
Sciendum est quod Godefridus de Bullion... nullus potuit alium videre.'
Begins (after the Preface, Recolitis domine mi .'):
Auctor igitur et judex homini Deus ...
famulis de servitute parebit.
In f. 130 b is a note relating, that the Holy Spirit appeared to S. Audoen, in the shape of a dove, in answer to his prayer during a thunder-storm.
3. ff. 131-138.
ANSELMI CANTUARIENSIS EPISTOLÆ QUÆDAM, ET EXCERPTA EX OPERIBUS.
The letters are 1. 29, 111. 133, 101 of Ed. Ben. Paris, 1675. The notes are taken from various parts of his Works and some from his Life, one relating a miracle by which he turned the head of a heretic into stone. f. 135 b.
4. ff. 139–160. MEDITATIONES SANCTI BERNARDI.'
Multi multa sciunt...
... amabilis appareas.
The last section is the one, Perfectissima atque plenissima justitia. amabilis appareas,' from the Treatise of Paulinus of Aquileia de Salut. Docum. August. Opp. Vol. vi. Appendix, capp. i.-iv.
At foot of last page is written, in a hand apparently of the xvith century, Liber sancti Germani de Selby per fratrem Petrum de Voucliffe.'
Dd. ix. 53.
· THE OFFICES of England as well of his Majesties Courtes of Recorde as of his Highnes most honorable houshoulde, the Counsells of the North of Wales and the Marches, the Admiraltye, the Armorye and the Minte, the Townes of Warr, Castles, Bullwarkes and Fortresses with his Majesties Howses, Parkes, Forests and Chases ; with the perticular fee to each officer, collected in anno 1611.'
On 4 pages at the end, and in a different hand, is a catalogue of titles of nobility in the time of King James I., chiefly of those given by him.
Dd. ix. 54. A paper book, in folio, containing on about 350 pages, bound up with the last MS.
1. An ‘A-b-c-darius,' or Common-place Book, written about 1700.
2. A few notes for Sermons, written on some of the blank pages, about 1750.
Dd. x. 55.
See Catalogue of Oriental MSS. 543
Dd. IX. 56.
1. Law precedents in the reign of Edw. VI. and Eliz. ; 20 ff. much torn: handwriting of the period.
2. • The order and charge of keeping a Courte Leete;' 12 ff. 3. “The order and charge of keeping a Courte Barone ;' 6 ff.
4. 'Articles to be enquired on by the Vice Admiral' and * Rates of the Admiralty for the Marshall,' 5 ff. Handwriting, time of Elizabeth.
This MS. is bound up with the following.
Dd. ix. 57.
An argument in the Lower House of Parliament against the late Canons. Dec. 9, 1640.'
Dd. IX. 58.
It is a list of the Baronets extending from the first creation to that of Sir Nicholas Tempest in 1622, giving their armorial bearings roughly sketched and emblazoned chiefly with a lead pencil.
Dd. x. 59. A paper book, in folio, containing on about 500 leaves written about 1700,
A COMMON-PLACE BOOK.
Dd. ix. 60. A small folio, on paper, of 23 leaves, in good preservation. It is the MEMORANDUM-BOOK OF ROBERT CHAMBERS of London, gentleman, and contains letters, notes, and accounts concerning lands purchased by him in the years 1630, 1631, 1632.
It is bound up with the two following MSS.
Dd. ix. 61. A small folio, on paper, 60 ff. Handwriting of the time of the trial, which from a date in the work itself is 1629.
PLEADings and speeches of the Lords upon giving sentence in the Star chamber upon Bonham Norton for slandering the LORD KEEPER (Coventry).
Dd. IX. 62.
THE ABBEY OF SHREWSBURY. Only the first of them is printed in the Monasti. con, ed. 1821.