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Dd. xv. 17. An 18mo, on parchment, containing ff. 207, with 17 lines in each page. There are illuminated capitals, borders, and occasional vignettes. Date, the x vth century.


M CUM Canticis. The first 7 leaves contain the kalendar, each month with an illustrative figure; between ff. 7 and 8, a leaf, containing probably an illumination with ‘Beatus vir' is cut out, and the Psalter begins f. 8, with 'Qui non abiit in consilio,' &c. The Psalms end f. 198 b, and the canticles follow, ending with the Athanasian creed. The last leaf is cut in half, and ends in the middle of a litany with the words “Sancte bonifaci cum sociis tuis ora."

The psalms are numbered in the margin by a later hand, which has also occasionally written out in full some of the abbreviated words.


Dd. xv. 18. A small quarto, on parchment, 226 leaves, of which some are blank; handwriting of the xıvth century.


1. Magna Carta.
2. Carta de Foresta.
3. Provisiones de Merton.
4. Statuta de Marlebergh.
6. Statuta Westmon. prima.
6. Statuta Gloucestriæ.
7. Statuta Westmon, secunda.
8. Statuta Westmon. tertia.
9. Statuta Westmon. quarta de

21. Statutum de quo warranto pri

mum. 22. Statutum de quo warranto ulti42. Statutum apud Westmon. anno 45. Statutum anno decimo apud decimo factum.

finibus. 10. Statuta de Mercatoribus. 11. Statuta de Mercatoribus correc

tum. 12 Statuta de Wynton. 13. Statuta de antiquo dominico

mum. 23. Statutum de ponendis in assisa. 24. Statutum de consultacionibus. 25. Statutum de circumspecte agatis. 26. Statutum de conspiratoribus. 27. Statutum de Lincoln. 28 Statutum de conjunctim feoffatis. 29. Statutum de Wardis et releviis. 30. Modus faciendi homagium. 31. Visus franci plegii. 32. Modus calumpniandi essonia. 33. Dies communes in banco. 34. Dies communes in dote. 35. Statutum 1 Ed. 3. 36. Statutum de Northampton. 37. Statutum Westmon. septimum. 38. Statutum Westmon, octavum. 39. Statutum 14 Ed. 3. 40. Statutum de moneta. 41. Statutum anno nono apud Ebor.



14. Statuta de bigamis.
15. Statuta de religiosis.
16. Statata de presentibus vocatis

ad warrentam.
17. Prerogativa regis.
18. Statutum de Ebor.
19. Statutum de Scaccario.
20. Districtiones de Scaccario.

Westmon. factum. 43. Statutum Notyngham.

46. Statutum apud Westmon. fac44. Statutum apud Westmon, anno

tum anno XIV. XI. factum.

47. Quia emptores. On a fly-leaf, at the beginning of the book, Salus mea Christi hostia Edward Henden.'

On a fly-leaf at the end, 'I Ansley nuper de Holborn' (?).


Dd. xv. 19.
A 24mo, on parchment containing ff. 154 with 15 lines in each
page. It has illuminated initials ; date, the xvth century.

The first leaf is blank; on the second is written

good mystrys in yo prayers

remember hyr that wrote thys. Agnes Hykeley. And on the third leaf

Signate signa temere me tangis et angis

Roma tibi subito motibus ibit amor. The next 6 leaves contain the 'Kalendar, the name of 8. Thomas of Canterbury being effaced. The Hours begin f. 10, the 1st leaf being lost, in the middle of the Venite, Quoniam ipsius est mare, &c.: afterwards follow the 7 penitential psalms, the 15 psalms and litany, exequie mortuorum and commendationes animarum as usual: f. 151 b, gives in red a curious legend of S. Bernard and the Devil, respecting certain verses of the Psalter. The volume, ends f. 154 b, with a short litany of the Passion in a different hand, preceded by a promise of 'many dayes of pardon to all who dayly saye yt,' ending 0 Dei amara mors.


Dd. xv. 20. A 24mo, on paper, of 88 leaves, written from both ends, in the xvinth century.

A Visitation Sermon' on Matt. v. 13.


Dd. xv. 21. A small 12mo, on vellum, containing ff. 96, with 24 lines in each page. Date, the xvth century.



After a prologue of 44 lines, beginning:

Mente concipio laudes conscribere
Sacrate virginis que nos a carcere
Soluit per filium genus in genere

Mire mirificans effectus opere,
the poem follows in 161 quaternions, of which the first is

Ave virgo virginum parens absque pari
Sine viri semine digna fecundari
ffac nos legem domini crebro meditari

Et in regni gloria beatificari. For another MS. of this, see Ff. vi. 14, § 5, whence the above title is taken. The present MS. contains a few more stanzas than the latter, but omits the verses of the Psalms before each stanza. It was written by John Peccham, Archbp of Canterbury from 1278 to 1294. See Tanner, Biblioth. in v. Peccham.

2. ff. 16-25. Orationes devote ad honorem domini nostri ihu æpi et laudem ipsius matris marie virginis gloriose.'

3. ff. 26–65. Confessiones ad Deum, Orationes ad sanctam Trinitatem, ad Spiritum sanctum, &c.

4. ff. 66—72. FORMULA HONESTE VITE' auctore Martino episcopo Dumiensi. Beginning :

Gloriosissimo atque tranquillissimo regi mironi martinus humilis eps salutem. This treatise is printed in the Magna Bibliotheca veterum patrum, Agrip. Col. 1618. T. vi. P. 2. p. 237 sqq. It was also published separately at Basle in 1545. Martinus afterwards became Bp of Braga, and presided at the councils held there in 563 and 572. Miro was king of Gallicia. For another MS. see Hh. iv, 13. § 11.

5. ff. 72 6–76. •Incipit CONSTITUCIO Senece DE MORIBUS.' Beginning :

Omne peccatum actio est. Actio autem omnis quod voluntarium est... Ending :

nunc intergemiscit socios tue beatitudinis. This, falsely ascribed to Seneca, was also written by Martinus Dumiensis : it is printed in the Mag. Bibl. vet. pat. T. vi. P. 2. pp. 240, 241. The last paragraph is not in the MS.

Quoniam carissime dum in hujus via vite fugientis sumus...


quomodo novissima tua prudentia provideas.

Explicit speculum Peccatoris.
For other copies of this treatise see Ee. vi. 7. $ 6. Ff. ii. 20. § 2. Ii. i. 31.
§ 4. li. vi. 15. § 1. and in English Ff. v. 45. § 3. It was written by Richard
of Hampole, and is printed in the Benedictine edition of St Augustine, App.
to Vol. vi. pp. 155–160.

7. ff. 87–95. Ex libello beati Anselmi qui excipit de syno-
nimis beati ysidori episcopi.'

Quid agis o homo...
Ending :

vivit et regnat deus per infinita seculorum secula. Amen.
This is St Anselm’s ‘Exhortatio ad contemptum temporalium et deside-
rium æternorum.' Opp. ed. Paris. 1675, pp. 190–193.

8. f. 96. A Litany of the Passion.

Ave ihu xpe verbum patris filius virginis...

ut cum angelis tuis laudem te in secula seculorum. Amen.


Dd. xv. 22.
See Catalogue of Oriental MSS.


Dd. xv. 23.
A very small book, about 2 inches square, with an illumina-
tion at each end, beautifully written: of the xviith century.

A MANUAL OF PRAyers for the use of young persons, in
Begins :

Pour ce que l'un des premieres ...
Ends :

... et gloire a tous jours-nais. Ainsi soit il.


Dd. xv. 24. A 24mo, on parchment, containing ff. 213, with 15 lines in each page: it has illuminated capitals and occasional illuminations and borders. Date, the xvth century.


On the first leaf, otherwise blank, is written 'Codicis istius olim Johannes Burwell herus.' The next twelve contain the Kalendar; followed by an illumination of our Lord, the 15 Oos, and commemorations of SS. John Baptist, George, Thomas of Canterbury, Anne, and Katharine. f. 35 is an illumination of the Annunciation, and f. 36 begins the Hours, each having an illumination of a point in the Passion. After Compline, f. 109, begin the seven penitential psalms, with a curious vignette of the Last Judgment; then the gradual psalms with the Litany. Then the Officium Defunctorum with the usual vignette; and after an illumination of two souls being carried up to heaven, f. 179, the Commendationes animarum; then an illumination of our Lord with the instruments of the Passion, f. 203, and the psalms of the Passion: the volume concludes with Psalm xxix., Exaltabo te, domine...

in a later hand. 879

Dd. xv. 25. A 12mo, on vellum, containing ff. 128, with 18 lines in each page; it has initial illuminated letters, and rich borders and illuminations much injured by damp. Date the xvth century.


The first 12 leaves contain the Kalendar; an illumination of the Annun-
ciation follows, and the Hours begin f. 14, having an illumination of a point
in the Passion before each Hour. The penitential psalms begin f. 64, the
gradual psalms in f. 73, and the Vigiliæ mortuorum in f. 86, the previous
illumination having been lost ; and the commendationes animarum in f. 113
ending with the prayer, “misericordiam tuam domine sancte,' &c.
The last leaf contains in a later hand a Litany of the Passion,

Anima xpi salva me
Corpus xpi salva me

and the name John Webbe.


Dd. xv. 26.
See Catalogue of Oriental MSS.


Dd. xv. 27. A square duodecimo, on paper, of 39 leaves, of which the last four are blank. The date of the composition of the preface is 1484, and the copy cannot be much later.

"Ιωαννου Αλεξανδρέως του Φιλοπόνου περί της του αστρολάβου χρήσεως, και τί των εν αυτω καταγεγραμμένων σημαίνει έκαστον. .

The Treatise consists of a proæmium and 14 sections, preceded by a table of contents.

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