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eiusdem regis 21. hoc est ao. d. 1346. quo anno obiit Gualterus.' See Pitsius, A.D. 1347.

There are traces of many marginal notes which have for the most part been erased: those that remain are chiefly references to 'Chronica de Gisburn;' from which this MS. appears to have been chiefly taken.

At the beginning of the volume are five fly-leaves; the first four contain quotations from other sources, with references to the MS. On the last is the list of the MSS. given to the University by Abp Parker.

It may be noted that the ff. 253—6 are plainly palimpsest, as also are four of the fly-leaves at the beginning. On ff. 179, 183, are impressions of writing or printing, but so faint as to be illegible. There are illuminated capitals on ff. 1, 6, 15 and 83. The initials M. P. are on the covers.



Dd. II. 6. A folio, on parchment, containing 200 leaves, with 44 lines to the page. Written apparently in the xiv th century.

PostillÆ NICHOLAI DE LYRA SUPER Vetus TESTAMENTUM, comprising the books of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Canticles, Wisdom, Ecclesiasticus, 1 and 2 of Maccabees. Begins

Ecce descripsi eam tripliciter...
Ends abruptly (the last leaf having been cut out)

... hec historia habetur 4. Regum. 19. Several of the leaves have been misplaced by an error of the binder : thus fol. 43 and fol. 46 have changed places, so also have 100 and 101, 102 and 103, 108 and 109, 110 and 111.

Fol. 93 is a leaf inserted from some other work. It is a fragment of a commentary on Rev. ix. 11-17. Begins

... corporis sensus subsistunt. Et habent super se regem id est diabolum dominatem qui est rex super omnes filios superbie. Ends

... 4" describit equos eorum et capita equorum dicit ergo et numerus equestris exercitus. The Postillæ of De Lyra were first published at Rome, 1471.

Dd. 1. 7. 39

A square folio, consisting of 176 leaves of parchment (besides 6 leaves which have been bound up with it at the beginning and end); in double columns of 42 lines each. It is beautifully written, apparently in the xvth century.


The first page contains the titles of all the letters and treatises comprised in the volume, numbered in order according to their position in the MS. Begins f, 1, b.

Epistola Damasi pape ad beatum Ieronimum. Dormientem te et multo. Ends

primum sequeris patriarcham Loth. This MS. contains the whole of the 150 Epistles given in Vol. 1. of the Veronese Edition (A.D. 1736), with the exception of Nos. 3, 33, 37, 63, 65, 78, 80-82, 85—96, 98-100, 106, 113–116, 128, 133, 135, 137–139, 144, 148–150. 46, § 14$ 9, and § 12, 66, from the words 'quod interpretatur declinans' in § 11 to the end of the epistle, 102, § 3, 110, from the commencement to the words 'negare non possum' in § 3, 140, from the commencement to the words 'quod in singulari numero,' in $ 16.

Epistles 18, 55 and 117 are separated into two epistles each; and the second part of Ep. 18 is placed before the first.

§ 10 and $ 11 of Ep. 46 are inserted as a part of Ep. 43. This MS. also contains

Liber contra Helvidium de perpetua virginitate, B. M. 11. col. 205.
Liber contra Vigilantium, 11. col. 387.
The translation of Origen on the Canticles, 111. col. 499.
[Pelagii] Epistola ad Demetriadem, XI. col. 1.
De tribus virtutibus, xi. col. 87.
Symboli Explanatio ad Damasum, XI. col. 261.
Epistola ad Tyrasium, XI. col. 146.
Ad Oceanum de vita clericorum, XI. col. 270.

Of the 6 additional leaves which have been bound up with this MS., 4 contain a fragment of some legal treatise entitled COLLECTARIUM JURIS, the second book commencing with a chapter ' De Judiciis.'

The remaining 2 leaves contain 16 columns in a hand of the xvith century. This is a fragment of the Summa Theologiæ of Aquinas. Begins

circa verecundiam autem queruntur quatuor.-11. 2. Quæst. 144. Ends

videtur tamen in talibus.—11. 2. Quæst. 147. Art. 4.

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Dd. II. 9. A thin folio, on paper, containing 106 pages, written in the xviith century.

"A View of the Accompt of Francis LENTHALL, Esq., receiver general of the revenues of the King, Queen and Prince, in the counties of Surrey and Sussex, for the year ended at Michaelmas, 23 Car. I. A.D. 1647.'

Between two blank leaves at the end are inserted two smaller leaves, on the first page of which only is a rough draught of the dues from Egham, Chertsey and Weston.


Dd. 11. 10. A long folio, on paper, containing 150 pages, written about 1650: but generally every alternate leaf is blank.


* Duplex est modus chronologiæ contexendæ vnus per Epitomen...' are the first words on p. 1, under the title ‘Notæ in Chronologiam sequentem.' On

P. 3 commence the Tables, very similar to those in Blair's Chronology,' and dating from ` Patriarcharum ætates.'

There are no entries after 1610 except under England and Scotland, where we find 'Carolus incipit Martii 27 (1625) Quem deus conservet,' and the final note 'A Sectariis trucidatur Infandum.' These are followed by 18 pages of genealogical trees combined with chronology.


Dd. II. 11. A small folio, on paper, and in a fair state of preservation. The upper portion of the MS. has been damaged by exposure to rain. Its date is probably about 1600. This MS. consists of 196 pages, most of which contain eleven staves of Music,

The music is written on a single stave of six lines: the notes are represented by letters on the lines or spaces, and their length by symbols above the stave. The music consists of Pauans, Galliards, Marches and Songs, composed principally by Dowland and Holburne. The following are specimens of the titles of the pieces : ‘My Hart is surely soft ;'Go fro my windoe go ;''Bonny sweete Boy.' On the fly-leaf are the following lines :

Musica mentis medicina mæstæ.
di tris dul


ti cedine vit
mi Chris mul


nd pit Qui ca


atque dolo ret



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Dd. 11. 12. This paper-book, in folio, bound up with 43 and 45, was written about 1630, and contains.

Docquets of Grants which passed the Signet Office from 17 Dec. 1628 to 30 June 1630.

These occupy 163 pages, and are preceded by 3 leaves containing An Index (alphabetical) according to the Surnames, and most pertinent Titles of all the Docquettes &c. herein conteyned from the 17th of December, 1628, untill the last of Decembre 1629 (inclusive).' At the end of every month is a note stating by whom the Docquets of that month were subscribed.

A few leaves at the beginning have suffered from use.



Dd. 11. 13. A folio, on paper, bound up with the two preceding numbers; fairly written, in the reign of James I.

• A BRIEF Collection OF THE YERLY ASSIGNMENTS OF THE King's MATIES REVENUES, Customs, IMPOSTS AND Profits, hereafter particularly mentioned, made and collected by the order and direction of the Lord High Treasurer of England, according to a book conteyning an Establishment in that behalf made and signed by his Highnes.'

'The Court of the Exchequier. Customs, Subsidies of Tonnage and Pondage, and Impost,' is the heading (p. 2, 3) to the first set of entries. They are frequently made across the book on two pages, and hence, with the next leaf, the sums corresponding to the entry (p. 54) 'Some totall of the Kinges Ma's Revenues in the severall courts of the Excheq" Duchie of Lancaster and Court of Wardes and Liveries,' are wanting.


Dd. II. 14. A folio, on paper, of which the latter half is blank : the former in indifferent handwriting, contains


This title (f. 1) precedes the Libri Latini : on the cover outside and on a fly-leaf is the title, “A Catalogue of the Books in the Lower Library, London, 1692. The books are arranged in the Catalogue according to language, size and subject: the place and date of publication are also given.

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A folio, on paper, written towards the end of the xviith century.

I. A Catalogue of Books, chiefly Theological, arranged according to Authors' names, from Mei to Zui, with the place, the date of publication, and the size of each work.

There are many blank leaves between this and the following article.

II. At the other end of the book reversed are 24 leaves containing Law PRECEDENTS, written in various hands.

1. 'An Indenture tripartite of Covenauntes to lease uses of a fine and recoverie with divers provisoes and limitations therein conteyned. Begins (fol. 1, a) :

This Indenture tripartite made the tenth day of September in the one and fortethe yere of the reign of our sovereigne Ladie Elizabeth, &c. Ends (fol. 7,b):

The se Sir Thomas Mildmay and Thomas Mildmay the sonne have putt their seales the daie and yeare first above written,

2. Bargain and Sale of Lands, preliminary to suffering a recovery. Begins (fol. 7,b):

This Indenture quadripartite made the daye and yeare, &c. Between
Thomas Herrys of Maulden in the countye of Essex esquire...
Ends (fol. 8,b):

And to none other use, effect, intent or purpose. In Witness, &c.
3. Mortgage in Fee.
Begins (fol. 9, a):
This Indenture made the

daye of

in the yeare of ye raigne of our soveraigne Lord James by the grace, &c. Ends (fol. 10,6):

by any other reasonable way meane or devise with like warrantye as is aforesayd or without warrantye. In Witnesse, &c.

4. 'A Lease to try a Title upon an eiectione firmæ.'
Begins (f. 11, a):

Memorandum, that I William Grant of Hadham in the Com. of
Hertford, Barber...
Left unfinished.


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