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(e) The Prince and the Duke of Buckingham: their speeches 24 Feb. 1623.'

This report is the same,

with the omission of the letters, as that given in the Lords' Journals of Feb. 27th, and in Rushworth, 1. 119-126. Compare Dd. 11. 87. $ 16.

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The MS. wants therefore the Prologus and the last three paragraphs of the edition (folio, Lond. 1723) by Sparke, pp. 1–94. In place of the title is, Hugo White collected this little Manuscript.'

On the old cover is, 'Geo Davenport 1652.'

Dd. xrv. 29.

1. A small quarto, on paper, of 16 leaves.
'Some considerations concerning Episcopacie.'

2. A small quarto, on paper, of 50 leaves.

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Chronologia Demonstratio.'

3. A small quarto, on paper, of 9 leaves.

Brief Notes on parts of the Epistles to the Galatians, Colossians, Thessalonians, and the Revelation of S. John.

4. A quarto, on paper, of 160 leaves, some blank. Date, as the previous sections, the xvi1th century.

'Divinity Common-Place Book.'

5. A small quarto, on paper, of 11 leaves. Date the XVIIIth century.

Moot cases, in legal French.

Dd. xrv. 30. (1.)

1. A small 12mo, on paper, containing ff. 75, written from both ends. On the fly-leaf at the end is the date Oct. 19, 1651: and on one of the inner leaves, the note, Ad umbilicum perveni, May 30, 1652.'

THEOLOGICAL NOTES, in Greek and Latin.

2. A small 12mo, on vellum, containing ff. 94, with 19 lines in a page. Date, the xivth century.

A DISCOURSE, apparently on the text 2 S. Peter ii. 1, in the style of WYCLIFFE, of whose date both the writing and style of English are. Imperfect both at the beginning and end.

Begins :

...hevene and lede hem pine, and herfor seip god bi his prophete malachie.



As pis woman hadde of pe hi3 lord god...

There are signatures from a to u in eights, and catchwords at every 8th leaf. A leaf is lost at the beginning, 8 between ff. 14 and 15, and some after f. 92, which is evidently near the end; ff. 93 and 94, which follow, belong to some other part of the treatise, or possibly to another tract altogether.

It contains strong attacks on the clergy of the time, especially the 'monkis, chanonis and freris,' who are called 'maister liers,' 'ypocrites,' &c. Also upon the 'possessioners' and the 'mendicants' In f. 68, lincolniensis,' i. e. Grosteste is quoted.

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The writer frequently speaks in the first person: in f. 92 is the following paragraph:

Now sires pe dai is all ydon. & I mai tarie you no lenger. and I have no tyme to make now a recapitulation of my sermon: nepeles i propose to leue it writun among you &c.

3. A note-book of the Steward of some Nobleman in the reign of Henry VIII., living at Lydingetone; among which are some Historical notices of the expedition to France 36 Hen. VIII. See the Diarium in Rymer, Fœdera, xv. 52.

4. On 21 leaves, in a contemporary hand,

'Certayne things agreed vpon by a general meetinge togither of his majesties Judges Anno Dni 1636.'

5. In a neat hand of the xvIIth century,

An index to an ancient Chronicle, or History of England.

6. On 57 small pages,

written in

a copy of a letter, 'Ad....patrem meum. .. Magdalenæ Societatis. . . . .presidentem. . . .doctorem Humfredum. . . .Guil Garbrandus.'


Equidem hominem et vitæ chastitate religiosum... See Wood, Ath. Ox.

7. On 33 small pages, written after 1675.

Remembrances for order and decency to bee kept in the upper





house of Parliament by the Lords when his Matie is not there, leaveing the solemnities & belonging to his Maties comeing to be marshalled by those lordes to whome it more properly appertaines."

Dd. xiv. 30. (2.)

8. A duodecimo of 54 leaves, written in the xvIIth century. The Affliction and Deliverance of the Saints; or, the whole Booke of Job composed into English Heroicall Verse Metaphrastically. By Thomas Manley Jun. Esq.'


There was a man in Uz, for zeale whose fame...


... his soule to God, his flesh to earth repaies...

A Meditation, in 5 stanzas, on God's dealings with men, is appended. On the fly-leaf is written, 'Elizabeth Edwards, her book. 1664.'

Dd. xv. 1.

A small square octavo, on vellum, on the whole in excellent preservation, consisting of 108 leaves, of 39 lines each, of the latter part of the x11th century, neatly written, in a black letter character, very full of contractions. Remarks by a later hand are scattered over the book.



A littera ex Isidoro in omnibus linguis, &c.... fol. 1.

Ends with an article on Zorobabel: adding 'verba sunt Isidori.'

The whole passage occurs in Isid. Etym. lib. vII. c. 6. (t. 3. p. 325. Ed. Arev.)

Finito Libro reddatur gratia Christo.

Anno Domini MCCLXXVIII. mense Maii finitum fuit hoc opus... fol. 105. The last three leaves (in double column) are occupied with grammatical remarks, and scraps of moral and religious verse, which scarcely deserve a more particular account.


Accentus est certa lex...


...Causæ cur Dominum turba secuta fuit.

Dd. xv. 2-8.

See Catalogue of Oriental MSS.





Dd. xv. 9.

A 24mo, on vellum, containing ff. 219 with 15 lines in each page. Date the xvth century.


On f. 1 is pasted a small modern coloured engraving of 'Beata Virgo Maria Montis Regalis; il vero ritratto della S. Madonna del Mondoui a vico,' with the date 1601 written on it. The next 12 leaves contain the Kalendar; f. 14 is blank, and then follows an inserted picture of the same date and style as before of the Apparition of our Lord to the Blessed Virgin after the Crucifixion. The Officium begins, f. 16, with

Incipit cursus beate marie virginis.

The 7 penitential psalms begin f. 65, followed by the Litany, and in f. 84 the Officium Defunctorum with musical notes to the Psalms. In f. 150 is a picture, like the two before mentioned, of the Holy Family, our Lord measuring a board, with St Joseph as carpenter, the blessed Virgin working: after a second litany are directions, written like the rest, but underlined with red lines, directing the sorores how to pursue the officium in case the sick person is still living. The Ordo Commendationis animæ follows, and in f. 180, 'De sepultura fratrum aut sororum,' and then Orationes propriæ de Sanctis, the volume ending abruptly in the 'lectio prima de domina nostra,' with the words 'Sed quid nos tantilli, quid actione pusilli, quid in laudibus.' This MS. seems to have belonged to a monastery or nunnery, probably that of Monreale near Palermo.

Dd. xv. 10.

A small oblong book, on paper, of 34 leaves (the last ten blank), in a handwriting of the xvIIth century.

'Mr Grayes Sermon upon Matt. xi. 21, 22.

Begins (after the text):

Where God bestoweth manie blessings...


...and have brought forth the frute of it.

Dd. xv. 11.

A 24mo, on paper, of 162 leaves.

'Encheiridion ex sanctissimorum Probatissimorumque Virorum ac Catholicorum Patrum scriptis et sententiis collectum et scriptum, anno 1581.'

Dd. xv. 12.

A small quarto, on parchment, 180 leaves, together with 6 leaves of index, and many that are blank; illuminations; handwriting of the xivth century.

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A small duodecimo, on vellum, in good preservation, consisting of 158 leaves (paged), besides two at the end which are blank, of about 26 lines each, probably of the xvth or beginning of the XVIth century, very neatly written in a character much resembling the Aldine types, the titles of the poems and larger capitals variously gilt, rubricated and coloured.



Hominum scribit officia: pragmatice; monocolos.



It contains Horace's entire works, thus arranged: Odes, Epodes, Carmen sæculare, Ars Poetica, Epistles, Satires.

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