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20. Vita S. Birini episcopi et confessoris.' Begins (fol. 113 b):

Et pudet et fateor quia turgeo magna professus. Ends (fol. 125 b):

Sancto, maiestas et gloria, nunc et in enum. Amen. This ‘Life' is dedicated to Peter [de Rupibus], bishop of Winchester, and is therefore later than 1204. The author was Wm. of Ramsey: Wright, as before, p. 424.

21. • Vita S. Edmundi regis et martyris.' Begins (fol. 125 b) :

Plus uolo quam ualeo regis memorando triumphos. Ends (fol. 136 6):

Sancto, nunc et per secula laus et honor. Amen. By Wm. of Ramsey: Wright, as before. Two short Prosæ, in leonine verse, are added on the same subject.

22. Versus de S. Thoma archiepiscopo.' Begins (fol. 137 b):

Arcbileuita Thomas et cancellarius Anglis. Ends (fol. 142 b):

Et laus et virtus et sine fine decus. Amen. 23. De sanctis martyribus Crispino et Crispiniano.' Begins (fol. 142b):

Imperii sceptrum consorte Diocliciano

Nactus ad exicium Maximianus erat. Ends (fol. 148 b):

Sanctorum sanguis tortoris inebriat ensem

Ascendunt anime corpore (sic) trunca jacent.
Two fragmentary pieces are subjoined in the same handwriting.

24. Latin Fables, in verse. Begins (fol. 149 b):

Jurat anus flenti puero ni supprimat iram. Ends (fol. 152 a):

Vite presentis, forma sequentis, hiems. 25. Tractatus de Epiphania Domini.' Begins (fol. 153 a):

[S]idereus splendor illuminat aera cuius. Ends (fol. 153 b):

Rex populi rector nardus odore uigens.
26. A page of leonine verses without title.

27. Verses of a laudatory kind addressed • Domino episcopo Dunelm. Ric. de Mar.'[i. e. Marisco), who was bishop of Durham between 1217 and 1226.

28. Liber de generatione et corruptione materiæ, compositus a magistro Hen. Abrincensi poeta :' handwriting different. Begins (fol. 156 a):

O clara eleri concio lux cujus lucet clarius. Ends (fol. 165 a):

Non solum distans aliis a motibus iste.


Latin Epigrams, on the names of individuals, e.g. 'Robertus Passeleue,' Radulphus de Nouilla vel Nova Villa episc. Cycestrensi.'

Ralph Neville, bishop of Chichester and chancellor of the realm, died in 1244; and Robert de Passelewe was vice-treasurer in 1233.

30. On the relative merits of the miles' and the clericus.' Begins (fol. 166 b):

Ut tenebris lux prefertur preuisa dierum. Ends (fol. 169 a):

Equior an clarus clerus, an equus eques. A marginal note of great antiquity (fol. 167 b) ascribes this piece to Henry of Avranches. He was probably the author of the whole series from fol. 156 to fol. 174.

31. •Ad Galfridum de Boclandia' (Buckland). Begins (fol. 169 a):

Liberat a uiciis liber omnes, liber es ergo. 32. De festo omnium Sanctorum.' Begins (fol. 169 6):

Ecce dies toti mundo celeberimus, ecce. Other short pieces follow (171—174) in the same handwriting, with the titles ' Ad Stephanum,'' De Epiphania'(as before, $ 25), 'Ad Engelbertum,' 'De nomine Engelbertus,'' Ad Eustachium.'

33. Vita et Passio S. Oswaldi regis et martyris.' The Prologue begins (fol. 175 a):

In noua fert animus antiquas vertere prosas. Ends (fol. 187 a):

Et uirtus et nunc et semper et omne per euum. The author was probably a monk of Bury, as may be gathered from the 'invocations' prefixed to his work.

34. Sermo Regis duobus cyrurgicis temerariis presumentibus curare crus confractum Johannis Mansel.” Begins (fol. 188 a):

Cum sis Romanus, Cincy, tuus est mihi vanus

Sermo, nisi sanus sit hic eger et in pede planus. John Maunsel, chancellor of St Paul's, was made a member of the royal council in 1244 (Carte's Hist. of England, 11. 80).

Some fragments are inserted at this point, the last (fol. 190 a) apparently referring to the quarrels of the archbishop of Bordeaux and Simon de Montfort, in 1263 (Carte, 11. 98).

35. ' Ad Milonem procuratorem Vallium Spoleti et Anconie removendum propter accusationem.' Begins (fol. 190 a):

Vatum et ducum gloria

Milo cujus in pretore. The

person here addressed was bishop of Beauvais. Respecting the circumstances, which occurred in 1230, see Muratori, Annali d'Italia, xi. 73, Milano, 1819.

Annexed is a short ' Prosa de beata Virgine.'

36. De quodam presule diffamato et accusato super incontinentia et dilapidatione : et scribitur eidem.' Begins (fol. 191 a):

Presul Agrippine vir magne, vir inclite, qui ne
Inuidia tristi fieres imfamis (sic) adisti

Ytaliam sponte...
37. "De discordia dapnosa (damnosa) que orta fuit.'
Begins (fol. 191 b):

Summa Dei natura boni cur deseris orbem

Cur sinis humanum degenerare genus. The discord seems to be the same as that mentioned in the title of $ 35. The reigning pope was 'Gregorius,' i. e. Greg. IX. (1227_1241).

38. 'Ad predictum Milonem accusatum coram papa.' Begins (fol. 192 a):

Hactenus inuidie te Milo luna momordit.

39. Several short pieces, chiefly Prosa. 40. 'Ad predictum [Milonem] a custodia sua amouendum.' Begins (fol. 1946):

Ovo quali quanto possum te Carmine tanto.

41. *Pro quibusdam falsis predicatoribus vagis nebulonibus,
qui inter mala docuerunt prohibitum fuisse ne clericus aliquis vagus
hospitium in Alemannia reciperet.'
Begins (fol. 195 b):

Miramur de Germania de cuius solent gramine.
Ends (Ibid.):

Recte dixit Wormaciam quasi vermium aciem.

42. Controversia inter Cor et Oculum.'
Begins (fol. 1996):

Quisquis cordis et oculi

Non sentit in se iurgia. Printed among the Latin Poems commonly attributed to Walter Mapes, ed. Wright, 1841, p. 95.

43. Super Vita beati Francisci versus magistri Henrici
Begins (fol. 200 a):

Gesta sacri cantabo ducis qui monstra domandi.
Ends (fol. 220 a):

Sancto maiestas et gloria nunc et in euum.
This poem is dedicated to pope Gregory IX. and must therefore have
been written before 1242.

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A small parchment book, containing 102 pages, with 34 lines on each, written in the xuuth century.

* Incipit Liber Iulii SOLINI DE MIRABILIBUS MUNDI, studio et diligentia Theodosii principis.' This is the rubric to the 'prefatio,' beginning :

Iulius advento (sic) Fratri Salutem. Cum et aurium clementia... The MS. does not contain 'Solini Epistola ad Antium ex vetustissimo codice descripta,' given in the Aldine edition (1518), from which it otherwise differs but slightly. It ends :

Ideoque non penitus ad nvncvpationem sui congruere insularum qvalitatem. The writing of the first 16 pages appears to be of a somewhat later date than the rest.


Dd. XI. 80.
A paper book, in quarto, with writing only on the first 28
pages, of the xvitth century, intended to form

It is bound up with the following MS.


Dd. XI. 81.
A small quarto, written on paper, in a legible hand, of about
the middle of the xviith century, in English, and containing
20 folios, numbered.

Copies of orders made in the Star Chamber Court, temp. Eliz.
It commences :

Thomas Egerton Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli Angliæ Intr. sexto die Maii Anno tricesimo octavo Reginæ Eliz.

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each page.

An octavo, on parchment, containing 98 ff., with 20 lines in

It has ornamented capitals, occasionally illuminated, and borders. Date about 1430: catchwords occur at every 8th leaf.

Beginning :

Domine labia mea aperies

Lord opene thou my lippes.
Ending :

Here enden comendacions.
After the Hours, follow the 7 psalms, 15 psalms and Litany: and then
the Vigiliæ defunctorum and Commendationes Animarum. Each psalm or
prayer is preceded by a rubrick, giving the first few words in Latin.

This MS. was collated by the Rev. W. Maskell, and the various readings given in the notes to his edition of the Prymer, in the Monumenta Ritualia Ecclesia Anglicanæ, Vol. 11.: a description of the MS, will be found in

p. xxxiv.


Dd. XI. 83. A small quarto, on parchment, of 121 leaves, (catchwords at 8th leaf) written in the x vth century.

1. ff. 1-14. · AUGUSTINUS DE TENTIA.'





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