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Qui scripsit sit benedictus. Explicit textus digesti veteris, scriptus a fratre Petro Robberto, ad diem Veneris ante festum beati Vincentii. Anno domini MCCCXXVIII.


Dd. VII. 22.

A folio, on parchment, 160 leaves. Well written, in a hand of the xvth century.

1. Extracts from the REGISTRY of COURTS-BARON, held within the manor of Wyneslowe, during the reign of Edward the Third ; in Latin.

2. Similar extracts during the reign of Henry the Sixth.

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A large folio, on paper, of 48 pages, in good preservation.

It contains : THE DECENDANTS OF SIR JAMES HARINGTON of Exton in the countye of Rutland, knight, and of his lady, Lucy daughter of Sir William Sydney of Penshurst in Kent, knight; of whom are decended and neare allied to their decendants, 8 Dukes, 4 Marquesses, 54 Earls, 36 Viscounts, 8 Counts, 50 Barons, with a great number of Honorable Ladys and Esquires, Knights Baronets, Knights of the Bath, Knights Batchellers, Esquires and Gentlemen, drawne downe in their severall branches and matches with their respective coats of armes, from the 24 yeare of Queen Elizabeth to this present yeare, anno 1682, collected and compossed by Jo. Tilston, Esq. student in antiquities. Most of the shields are left vacant.

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A large folio, on paper, bound up with the preceding MS. and consisting of 48 leaves engrossed in the reign of Elizabeth, with the title

THE EXCHEQUYR: The Auncient Reuenewe of the Crowne.

On the fly-leaf is, '4":00": 004,' the price probably given for the volume by Bp Moore.

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D. Juni Juvenalis SatyRÆ. Parisiis è typographia regia 1644,' folio.

With MS. notes by Dr Taylor. The volume contains also the SATIRES OF PERSIUS, on which Taylor has in like manner annotated.

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A folio book, of paper, containing, in a contemporary hand,

Copies of LETTERS on business from a merchant M. B. to Messrs Willet, J. Burkin, H. Law, C. Snow, Lombe, Welthorpe, J. Cooke, P. Bar, and other merchants, dated Newcastle, 1677-83.

This appears to have been the merchant's office-book.

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An oblong folio, on paper, of 134 leaves, in good preservation.

A list of those in the COMMISSION OF THE PEACE for each county in England, 1653.

On the back is an old lettering 'Peace Book, 1653.'
It begins :

William Lenthall, Speaker of Parliament
Oliver Cromwell, Captaine Generall.

These two names, with those of the Commissioners of the Great Seal,
and a few others, head the list in every county.


Dd. VIII. 2. 1. A folio, on parchment, containing ff. 20, with 49 lines in

each page.

AN OBITUARY KALENDAR of the brothers, sisters and benefactors of the MONASTERY OF KYNGTON in Wiltshire, by KATERINE MOLEYNS PRIORESS, A.D. 1493, preceded by prayers, a list of the priory lands, the order to receive nuns, &c. and other documents connected with the monastery.

On f. 1 b, is written in red :
John Elys

John Baker
Humanum est cadere, id est peccare, set diabolicum est perseverare,
id est contumare.

Jesu haue mercy on the soule of John Baker, and two coats of arms, under one of which is written, “A John Elys le frere eisne,' and under the other, 'A Thomas Elys le frere puisne.'

In f. 2, after a division of the History of the World from the creation into 6 ages, begins a brief list of the kings of England from Arviragus, in whose reign Joseph of Arimathæa came to England, to Henry VII., mentioning their places of burial, a blank space being left for that of Henry VII.

In f. 36, begins in English, the order to receive ‘brothers and sisters to the suffrages of the religion' at Kyngton monastery. In f. 4, the order to receive 'mynchyns' or nuns.

In f. 5, after a short prayer to our Lady by the prioress in English, beginning Blessed Mary, moder, maiden and wyfe, pray for us to thy sone Almighty,' with invocations of saints and angels, follow two metrical prayers in English, the first commencing :

Almyghty God fader of heven
For Christes love that dyed yn roode
I pray the lorde to hire my steven

And my desire cause to be goode.
The lines being bracketed that rhyme.
The second commencing:

Swete Jesu to the

A gylty wrecche I yelde me, &c.
At the end of these :
John Baker of Briggewater

Christe help the nowe and ever
And Dame Kateryne Moleyns also


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Next, in f. 5 b, is a letter of Thomas (Langton] Bishop of Salisbury, appointing Katerine Moleyns prioress of the monastery, then vacant by the resignation of Alicia Laurens, dated April 9, 1492.

Katerine Moleyns was probably a relation of Adam Moleyns, Dean of Salisbury 1441, Bishop of Chichester 1445.

Then follows an account of the priory lands and other revenues of the monastery, prayers to be said for the benefactors, and on f. 8 the Kalendar begins, with the names of the brothers, sisters, prioresses, and benefactors to be prayed for inserted on the days of their deaths: the names of a great many bishops of Salisbury and abbats of Glastonbury are inserted-Herry Beauforde, Cardynel and Bisshop of Wynchester, William of Wykam, &c. At the foot of f. 10 is a list of presents made by John Baker to the monastery. Among them are

A bone of Seint Christofer closed yn cloth of golde, a noble relyke.
This boke for to be there mortilage.
A boke of seynts lyves yn Englysshe.
A spruse tabell, and a cobberd that be yn there parler.
The mendynge and renewinge of a oolde masboke of theres.

A fetherbedde, a bolster, a pylowe and ii feire couerlettes.
The MS. is mentioned by Tanner, Not. Monast. who appears to have
copied it: for an account of the Monastery see Dugdale's Monasticon, new
ed. iv. 397, 398.

Between f. 19 and f. 20, which contains the coats of arms of the brothers Elys as in f. 1, is inserted

2. Eighteen folio leaves, on vellum, in double columns, with 35 lines in each column, with rich illuminated initials and borders, and musical notes. Date, the xvth century.



Subvenite sancti dei occurrite angeli domini...
Ends :

Benedicamus domino Deo gracias.
The Commendacio anime' ends f. 7 a, and the Hours begin f. 7 b.
Several of the initials contain illuminated vignettes.

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A long folio, on paper, in Greek and Latin, now containing 160 leaves, unpaged, the two last of which are blank (the left hand column of each page being Greek, the other Latin); each column when full containing about 65 lines, but frequently a much smaller number; written in a very late hand, probably of the xvith century; comparatively void of contractions, in a bad condition, and mutilated in the early part. The initial letters of the sections are rubricated, without ornaments.

The title is written on the surface of the closed leaves, perpendicular to their edges.



The words on the second leaf are mostly mutilated : the third leaf commences :

àyopasos. Forensis conventus : qui vilia emit et vendit. Ends:

ý wy, wrós: Vultus. No authors are quoted in illustration of the glosses. A few remarks are written by later hands, and sometimes in red ink. See the words totépnua, and Tupnvós: the alphabetical order is not strictly observed. On the inside of the cover is written

Vocabularium Gr. Lat. J. B. Hautin. 438

Dd. VIII. 4. A folio, on paper, of 218 leaves, regularly numbered, beginning with the 4th, so that the last is numbered 215: of the xviith century.

• CHRIST AND HIS APOSTLES: or the History of the four Evangelists, St Matthew, St Marke, St Luke, St John at large, written and distinguished in such manner as they may with great facility be read and understood; together with the History of the Actes of the Apostles at large, harmonised out of the Epistles of them as touching the Story, with an abridgement of the said Harmony as touching the Story only with the Revelation of St John at large, together with the abridgement of the prophecies and Visions, digested and written by William Spencer, gent.'

The text is written in a single column, and notes are added in the margin.

The author seems to have been a Puritan. 439

Dd. VIII. 5.
A folio, on parchment, of 252 leaves, in double columns, of 40
lines each, of the xruth century. The capitals are illuminated.

It contains the Comm. of S. Aug. on the 1st fifty Psalms.
Begins :

De domino nostro Jesu Christo ...
Ends :

tu imple personam tuam, deus de illo exiget suam.
Rubo. Aurelii Augustini doctoris expositionis super psalmos prima
pars explicit.

The text differs somewhat from that of the Works, Paris, 1835. 440

Dd. VIII. 6. A folio, on parchment, of 202 leaves, in double columns, of 30 lines each, written late in the with century, and not unlike Dd.


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