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1. *Carta Rogeri comitis de prima fundatione monasterii Salopiensis.'
2. “Carta Hugonis comitis,' confirming the gifts of his father and others.

3. 'Carta predicti Hugonis, concerning the privileges and liberties of the Abbey.

4. “Carta domini Henrici, filii Williami Conquestoris Anglie primi.' Nasmyth justly remarks that this is probably an early forgery, it not being in a similar style to other deeds of the time of Hen. I. It gives a sort of history of the foundation of the Abbey. The following is equally apocryphal.

5. “Confirmatio ejusdem Henrici filii Williami Conquestoris.'

6. 'Confirmatio Henrici secundi.' This is a deed of Henry III. not Henry II.

7. A convention between the convent and Alan le Suer de Wilawscott concerning the division of lands.

8. An agreement with William de Wilascott concerning the payment of 12 pence annually at Albrighton.

9. A charter of Rich. II. granted in the first year of his reign for the restitution of the wood called Lythwood.

10. A forged deed, professing to be a confirmation of grants to the convent by Hen. I. and Stephen.

11. “Carta Domini Regis Henrici filii Johannem de Warrenna.' Granting free warren to the convent in his manors ; dated in the 40th year of his reign.

12. “Carta Domini Walteri de Clifford de centum acris bosci in Longhton.'

13. “Carta Walteri de Clifford [fili Walteri] de sexies 20 acris terre in Longhton.'

Carta domini Walteri de Clifford de comuni capre,' in the wood at Longhton.

15. Carta domina Matilda de Longespe,' daughter and heiress of the above-named Walter, confirming his grants.

16. “Carta Johannis Wiarte,' son of Phillip Wiart, concerning a piece of cleared woodland and all his forest at Luhtone or Longton.

17. “Carta clamatio Johannis Wiart de forrestaria de Longhton.'

18. A deed of the convent granting a certain messuage in Longhton to Thomas Botterell.

* Carta domine Æde de Beysmi de una dimidia virgata terre (et 4 acris et 1 selione] in Walcelowe.'

20. “Carta Willelmi de Bardeley de clamatio in Prestecote.'
21. “Releas de Willelmi de Bardeley,' concerning the same.


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Dd. IX. 63. A very narrow folio, on paper, of the xviith century, containing 163 unpaged leaves, some of which are in bad preservation, mostly very ill written, others are blank; each page contains about


80 lines. The author was Alexander Ros, whose name occurs in the Prolegomena several times and elsewhere. The dates of portions of the MS. A.D. 1606, 1609, and 1611, occur at intervals in the book.

Begins with,
1. Prolegomena.' fol. 1.

The first words seem to be Hic liber, but the ink has almost vanished from a great part of the first leaf.

The principal contents of the works are as follows.

2. "Phrases Terentianæ ex Andria depromptæ. fol. 4.

These are followed by a few brief miscellaneous entries on the derivation of some of the letters of the Greek alphabet, de genere logicie, de subjecto logicæ, de fine logica.

3. Annotationes in Petri Rami Dialecticam.' fol. 12.

4. In universas demonstrationes collectanea quædam plus quam aurea ex Antonio Rubio per me Alexandrum Ros deprompta.' fol. 23.

5. ff. 33–38. In secundam Trinitatis Personam aphorismi quidam.'

There are forty-one aphorisms, and some theological notes appended.

6. f. 40. 15 leaves, uniform with the preceding, the last three leaves are blank.


7. ff. 55—60. Various Notes, the first ‘In tabulam Cebetis,' the remainder theological.

8. ff. 60 186. Theses proposed by various persons, whose names are given, apparently in the Theological Schools of Cambridge, with objectiones' and responsiones' to each. Some leaves are blank.

9. ff. 87—89. Three notes: · De Sacra Scriptura,' 'De Sacramentis,De reali præsentia Christi in Sacramento.'

10. ff. 91–94. Quædam notatu digna in Isagogen Porphyrianam.

11. "Quædam notatu digna in Aristotelis Categorias. fol. 95.

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12. De annunciationibus quædam notatu digna.' fol. 100.

13. An universalia per intellectum fiant, an vero ipsum præcedant ?? fol. 102.

14. De natura Logicæ. fol. 103.
Between this and the following are sundry illegible notes.

15. ff. 111–126. Theologiæ communis locus de Angelis.'

'A domino Gilberto Grayio Næabridoniæ Gymnasiarcha viro docto et pio anno domini 1609. Colophon.

16. f. 126. Uniform with the preceding, of 41 leaves.

* Locus de Homine,' a treatise on the anatomy of the human body.


Dd. ix. 64.
A small folio, on parchment, ff. 80, imperfect at the end.
Handwriting of the xivth century.

YEAR Book, 2-7 Edw. II.
At f. 49, Shelley's bok.'


Dd. IX. 65.
See Catalogue of Oriental MSS.



Dd. ix. 66. A small folio, on parchment, of 208 leaves, of about 45 lines in a page, written late in the x vth century. a

1. ff. 1–183. The Opus IMPERFECTUM IN S. MATTHÆUM consisting of 57 Homilies in Latin : erroneously attributed to St Chrysostom in the colophon.

Begins (after a Preface, 'Sane referunt quidam Matheum scribere evangelium ...):

Liber generationis &c. Liber est quasi apotheca graciarum ...
Ends :

... stantem in loco sancto.
' Expliciunt omelie Johannis Crisostomi patriarche Constantinopolitani
super Matheum-operis imperfecti.'

S. Chrys. Opp. vi. 731—972. ed. Paris. 1835.

2. ff. 183—-208. A collection of brief Notes and explanations of points mentioned in Scripture.

Begins :

Abominatio desolationis quadrupliciter exposita...

... non potest habere consilium.
‘Explicit tabula Johannis Crisostomi bona et utilis.'
On the last leaf are the lines":

Qui bona proponit et negligit hec operari
Virgam disponit ad sua terga dari.


Dd. ix. 67.
A quarto, on paper, of 90 leaves, of which 9 are blank.

Sir Isaac Newton's LUCASIAN LECTURES ON Optics, 1670-1672.

This MS. is described by Mr Edleston, Correspondence of Newton and Cotes, p. xci.


Dd. ix. 68.
A quarto, on paper, of 138 leaves, of which 4 are blank.

AND ARITHMETIC. 1673–1683.

See Mr Edleston's Correspondence, gc. p. xcii.


Dd. ix. 69.
A small quarto, on parchment, of 221 leaves. $$ 1 and 2
are regularly paged, independently of each other; the first a
Byzantine MS., the second written in western Europe.


On f. 1 is a note of no importance. ff. 249 contain the Eusebian Canons, and on ff. 10, 85, 136, 227 are illuminated frontispieces to the Gospels. A summary of contents is also prefixed to each.

This MS. is mentioned by Scholz and numbered 60 amongst the MSS. of the Gospels in his catalogue.

f. 290 contains two notes in rubrick, the second being a prayer the Virgin.

See Montfaucon, Palæogr. Græca, p. 286.

2. ff. 292-213. THE APOCALYPSE, in a handwriting of the xvth century.

The text is perfect, without introduction or note of any kind. This is numbered 10 in Scholz's list of MSS. of the Apocalypse.

3. ff. 214-231. Prayers in Greek. Apparently about the same date as § 2, but less carefully written. Begins :

"Άχραντε αμίαντε άναρχε αόρατε... Ends :

...αληθινόν και φιλάνθρωπον θεόν.


Dd. ix. 70. A small quarto, on parchment, of 139 leaves, in double columns, of about 32 lines each, written in the xvth century.

1. ff. 1–85. TRACTATUS ET EXPOSICIO EvanGELIORUM que leguntur in dominicis diebus totius anni.' Begins (after the text):

Dominus et redemptor noster...

Ends :

... in regno celorum mereamur habere. Qui vivit, &c. The Sunday after Whitsunday is called the Octave of Pentecost, and the Sundays subsequent to this are reckoned post Octavam Pentecostes. This gives no clue to the date of the MS.

In Constitutions' of A.D. 1240, Wilkins, Conc. 1. 677, the festival in honour of the Trinity is mentioned in the list for Sarum diocese, but not in that for Worcester. The first council which sanctioned the observance of Trinity Sunday as such, was that of Arles in 1260. Can. vi. Labbe, Vol. xxiii. col. 1006.

Besides the sermons for Sundays there are also some for the principal Festivals of the Ecclesiastical year. All are very brief.

2. ff. 85 6-139. TRACTATUS ET EXPOSICIO EVANGELIORUM que leguntur in fe:tivitatibus Sanctorum Apostolorum Martirum Confessorum atque Virginum.'

Some of the sermons hardly fall under this title, e. g. 'In dedicacione
Ecclesie,''In capite Jejunii,' &c.
Begins (after the text):

Johannes Evangelista manifestat ...
Ends :

... quod ipse nobis patrare dignetur. Qui cum Deo patre, &c.

Dd. ix. 71. 558

A quarto, on parchment, of 245 leaves, with 34 lines in a page. Written in the xvth century. A leaf has been lost after f. 2+.

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