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9. On 6 pages. A Copy of a Treaty of Peace and Amity concluded between the French and English Governors of the American islands A.D. 1678.

10. On 11 pages. Le Temple de la Mort. Or The Temple of Death translated out of French by the E. of M—' (Earl of Mulcaster).

11. On 21 pages, in double columns,

* Deuxieme Memoire de la compagnie Françoise pour seruir de reponse a la replique fournie par la compage Angloise.'

• Réponse de la Compagnie Angloise.'
See above, under $ 5.

12. Hadriani Beverlandi Adhortatio ad Pudicitiam et castitatem.' Imperfect.

13. Imperfect, containing a few lines at the end of a Form of
Coronation of the King. After which, on about 3 pages, follows
The Coronacon of the Queene.'
The latter begins :

The Queene must be supported by two Bishopps from the west
dore of the Churche of Westminster.
Ends :

After they both putt on their crownes imperiall and soe goe to the
Compare with these directions the narrative in Leland's Collectanea, t. iv.
p. 223 (ed. Hearne).

At the end of the form for the king, mention is made of the ‘Abott of

14. On two leaves, in the same hand as the preceding, The Christning of Queene Elizabeth.'

This account is printed from the MS. of C.C.C.C. as an additional piece to Leland's Collectanea, t. 1. p. 663 (8vo, 1770).


Dd. XIII. 32.

A folio, on paper, of 24 pages, rather injured. The particulars of a sale in Fee Farm of Lands to Ralph Freeman, Esq. and others by King Charles I. A.D. 1630. It is similar to Dd. xu. 18 and Ee. ill. 7.

There are six pages at the end concerning some similar sale.


Dd. XIII. 33.

A large paper book, in folio, containing on 36 pages, with the title,

• A brief state of the Incomes and Issues of their MAJEsties PublicK REVENUE from the 5th day of November 1688 to the 29th of September 1691 with Memorandums made by the Commissioners constituted by one Act of Parliament made in the second year of their Majestys reign, entituled An Act for appointing and enabling Commissioners to examine, take and state the Publick accounts of the Kingdom.'

See under Dd. xl. 9-16. See also Sinclair’s History of the Public Revenue (3rd ed. 8vo, 1803).


Dd. XIII. 34.

A paper book, in folio, of about 600 pages, containing, in a set hand of the xviith century,

1. Arguments at two CONFERENCES of Committees of both
Houses concerning the Liberty of the person of every Freeman, by
Si Dudley Diggs, M' Littleton, and M' Selden.
Begins :

My lords: I shall I hope auspiciously begynne this conference this day with an observacon out of holy storye. In the dayes of good kinge Josiah...

See Parliamentary History, 4 Charles I., 3 St. Tr. 1—234, and Selden's Works (fol. 1726) 11. 1958.

2. The Earle of Oxons Case for the his (query, high) Chamberlaineship of England.'

See Cruise, On Dignities, p. 101.

3. An incomplete Treatise on the Rights and Privileges of the House of Commons.

There is no title; the first heading being, “The choise of the speaker, his presentment, placeing and speeches.'

4. "The priviledges or speciall Rights belonginge to the Baronyes of England,' by John Selden.

This is the beginning of a long title of a work often printed. The last chapter (13) has the heading, ‘Making deputies of places of Trust comitted unto them.'

There are a few additional and marginal references by other hands.


Dd. XIII. 35.
A paper book, in folio.

1. M Littleton's and Mr Selden's Arguments for the Liberty of the person of every Free Man delivered at a Conference with the Lords, with an Introduction by Sir Dudley Diggs, the objections of M' Attorney, and Replies.

A blank space is left for 'M' Littleton's Presidents.' See the preceding Number, $ 1.

2. That the Kings of England have bine pleased usuallie to consulte with their Peares in the greate Counsells and Commons in Parliament of Marriage Peace and Warre.'

See Somers' Tracts, iv. 121, and Cottoni Posthuma, pp. 13–39.

3. "The Proceedings or a Journall of the Passages in the second Session of Parliament houlden at Westminster in the 4th yeare of our Soveraigne Lord Charles King of England &c. begunne the 20th of January and ended the tenth of March in the same yeare, 1628.

See Rushworth, Hist. Col. 1. 643, and under Dd. 11. 39, § 2.


Dd. xiv. 1.
See Catalogue of Oriental MSS.


Dd. xiv. 2.

A small parchment book, of above 330 leaves, written about 1432.

1. "REGISTRUM CARTARUM tenementorum et reddituum NICHI BYSSHOPP filii et heredis Barthoei Bysshopp de Oxon. burgensis et Isabelle vxoris sue patris et matris dicti Nichi Bysshopp de diuersis viris nobilibus ffeofatoribus.'

This title is on the leaf marked i by the author, who on the three pages preceding has written notes of his family pedigree. On the first leaf also H. Wanley has given an imperfect table of the contents, with the heading *Collectanea Nicholai Bishop Anno Dni 1432,' and a reference to f 11°. XXIX, on which is ‘Memorandum quod in vigilia sci Martini in yeme Ao dni M° cccomo xxxijo, annoque regis henrici vrúi x° istud librum primitus fuit

Nichm Bysshopp de Oxon. filium et heredem Barthi Bysshopp.'

ffinitum per

The foliation has been altered at different times by the writer as he increased his collection. Blank leaves are 14-26, 29, 30 a, 366, 37, 39—42, 276.

On ff. 1-13, and ff. 27, 28 is a list of the contents of the volume.

a. After 3 blank pages, on ff. 306–34, is the writer's statement (in English), with the title 'De diversis querelis erga dnm Willñ Wendouere Abbatem Oseney.' The contents of ff. 35, 36 a relate to the same.

b. E[videncie] Paroch. Sci Michis Aquilon. Oxon.' is the heading on ff. 43–67, 87–108, 113–120, 123—7, 130—2, 228, 229, 320—9. On f. 329 is the note, “Registrum Evidenciarum Ecclie sci Mich. Aquilon. Oxon.'

c. 'Et de Eynesham ibm &c.' is the additional heading on ff. 68–83. d. De consuet. vniversit. Oxon.' is the heading on ff. 84–6.

e. “Testm Barthi Bysshopp,' and 'Inventare omnium bonorum.' On ff. 108-112.

f. De redditibus diuersis extra solutis per Abbatem Oseney diversis parochiis Oxon.' ff. 127-9.

9. 'Parochia sci Petri in oriente,' or' - orientalis, Oxon.' ff. 133—159. h. 'De Abbte Oseney.' ff. 160—204, 267, 314. i. Rentee Hundred.' ff. 205–211 a. j. “Rentale antiquum hundre. Extra portam bore. Oxon.' ff. 2116–224a. k. 'Aliud rentale de Buset pro tercia parte hundred.' ff. 2246—26. b. ‘E. Byshopes Eig medwe.' f. 227. m. ' E. paroch. sci Egidii extra Northgat. Oxon.' ff. 229–40. n. 'E. paroch. Marie Magdalene extra Northgat. Oxon.' ff. 241, 242. 0. E. paroch. sci Edwardi Oxon.' ff. 245–52. p. 'E. attestreet Oxon.' ff. 253. 9. 'E. paroch. sci 'Thome martiris.' On ff. 254, 255.

r. Evidences concerning parcels of land in Rokele, towards Rekeyule, in Kybalstreet, and Watford.' ff. 256—60.

8. 'De villa de Bekenesfeeld.' ff. 261–6.
t • De libertate ville Oxon.' ff. 316_9.
U. 'E. collegii vocati magne Aule Vniuersit. On ff. 330—2.
The last 3 leaves have not been marked by the author.

2. A meagre Chronicle in Latin (“de cronicis Anglie') reaching to the year 1432 ; handwriting as before.

Begins (fol. 267b):

Hæc sunt nomina regum Anglorum Christianorum.
Ends (fol. 2750):

Multi lollardi aut heretici insurrexerunt in partibus regni...
3. Metrical extracts, on the same subject, commencing with
the arrival of Brut.
Begins (fol. 277 a):

Herkenip hederward lordynges
Ye pat wollen her of kynges
And I wol telle 30w a noon

How Yngelond furst by gon.
Towards the close of the chronicle the rubrics are in prose: one of the
last (fol. 307) referring to a procession in July, 1431, at which 'lollardes
bokes weren brent as many as a man myzt bere. In the earlier part the
versifier drew his materials from Geoffrey of Monmouth, or possibly from
Lazamon's Brut. His work is printed in a somewhat different form by
Ritson, Metrical Romances, 11. 270, sq. Lond. 1802.

4. De Prophetia Merlini.'
Begins (fol. 308 a):

Sedente itaque Vortigerno super ripam.
Ends (fol. 314 a):

Inter sydera conficient.
Translated into Latin by Geoffrey of Monmouth ; see Dd. vi. 12, $ 1,
and the preface to Dr Giles' edition.


Dd. xiv. 3.
A paper book, in 8vo, 200 leaves.

A LAW COMMON-Place Book, containing an Abridgement of the Law, digested alphabetically from “ Abjuration ” to “Women:” also Sir J. Davis' Charge to the Grand Jury at York in 16—, and some other Charges.

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A duodecimo, on paper, of 90 leaves, with 32 lines in a page, written in the xviith century.

1. ff. 1-73. A Sermon on Gal. iv. 4, 5.
Begins, after the text, with :

S. Aust. in his 5 epi. ad Marcel. tells us of a certaine young man, ...

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