Page images

C. An oration made to the Queens Majestie by the Lord Keeper concerninge her marriadge and the succession of the crowne.

This (f. 5) is the same as 1828, 4. d.

d. A speeche used by the Lord Keeper about ten dayes befor Christmas 1559 at the Counsaile board, concerning an aide required by the Scotts for the removinge of the Frenche out of Scotland.

See under No. 1828, 4. h. It occupies ff. 7-14 b.

e. A speeche used by the Lord Keeper in the Counsell 1562, when it was brought in question, whether the interviewe between the Queene of Scotts and the Queens Majestie were convenient to be allowed or no.

Compare this with No. 1828, 4. i, with which it agrees in the beginning and in substance, though it ends (f. 15 b) ....but thereby the protestants must be weakned.'

f. A speeche used by the Lord Keeper amongst the Lords of the Starre Chamber 1569. This (ff. 15 6—18) accords with No. 1828, 4 f, with the exception of the date.

g. An oration made by the Lord Keeper in the Parliament then endinge to the Nobles and Commons in the presence of the Queens majestie.

This (ff. 18—21 b) is the same as No. 1828, 41; which see.

h. The effect of my Lord Keepers speeche used to Mr Bell when he was called to be Lord Cheef Baron.

Except that it omits the three Latin lines, this agrees with No. 1828,

4 m.


Dd. I. 21.
A folio, on paper, 600 leaves, in Latin, with additions in
English of a different hand; the writing of the early part of the
xviith century.

A Collection of Medical Treatises, principally taken from Capivaccius, with the Nomen, Definitio, Causa, Signa, Judicatio, Prognosis, Cautio, Curatio, of each malady duly considered.

On the fly-leaves are memoranda of other remedies for particular diseases. On the 2nd folio are various recipes of a Dr Clarke; on the 3rd to the 6th are others with the heading, ‘10th May, 1630. Out of M' Rob Dey his private Shop Note Book;' on the last three folios are ‘Receipts of Sir Will Paddy his practice from M Drue.' An Index to the Diseases, with the number of the folio on a left-hand column, will be found on the 6th folio from the end. It commences with ‘Lampas vitae et mortis mittatur sanguis ad žviij.' and ends with an almost illegible receipt of Dr Clerk for the jaundice of children.


Dd. m. 22, 23.
See Catalogue of Oriental MSS.

Dd. III. 24. A small folio, on paper, irregularly written in different hands of the xviith century; unfinished.

A COLLECTION OF HEPTADS, OR TREATISES in Philosophy. Written in Latin, apparently by the owner, Henry Howe, or Rowe.

It contains, after a few disconnected Moral Maxims, Five Heptads or treatises on Physics, Geography, Aristotle's Ethics, Arithmetic, Optics. In each of these treatises the subject is found to be sevenfold; each department being similarly subdivisible in sevens. And where the natural heads are less than seven, the difference is supplied from imaginative sources, and “delirantium somnia."


Dd. m. 25–38. WALDENSIAN MANUSCRIPTS, presented, together with other and more ancient, but now missing, documents, 'to the publick Library of the famous University of Cambridge in August 1658,' by Samuel Morland, according to the heading of the Catalogue appended to the Contents of the History of the Evangelical Churches of the valleys of Piedmont,' fol. London, 1658, by the Donor.

These volumes are not noticed at all in the Folio Catalogue, printed Oxon. 1696, which, however, was compiled from a MS. previous to 1658. Another Catalogue, in 1753, speaks of the Manuscripts only which yet remain, and of which only an account is given by Nasmith in his MS. Catalogue completed in 1794. The preface to the latter account has been printed in the Introduction (p. 155) to Waldensian Researches, by W. S. Gilly, 8vo. London, 1831.

Of the Waldensian Manuscripts, preserved in the Library of the University of Dublin, Dr Todd has given a full account in the volumes for 1841 of the British Magazine, XIX. 393, 502, 632, and xx. 21, 185. At page 637 of Volume xix. Dr Gilly also says, 'I find the Ussher Collection of MSS. in Dublin contains the substance, if not the counterparts, of almost all the ancient treatises which Morland deposited in the Library at Cambridge, in volumes, marked A, B, C, D, E, and F, and which have been since removed, nobody knows how or when. But I have no reason to think that


any of these missing books or parchments have found their way to Dublin. The portions which Dr Todd believed he had discovered in the Dublin Library are transcripts, in a more modern handwriting, of part of volumes G and H, which are still remaining in the Morland Collection at Cambridge. The Ussher Collection of Waldensian MSS. was made many years before Morland's.'

Of the following Catalogue of the volumes yet remaining, that of Morland supplies the outline, additional particulars being filled in generally in a smaller type.

112. WALDENSIAN Documents: Morland, G.

1. A small paper book (11 inches by 4) containing 16 pages, on 10 of which is written in a small hand a narrative of what is described as

'A verbal process against the Waldenses by the Archbishop of L'Ambrun, in the year 1497 and 1502, written in the French tongue.' Begins :

Est a presupposer que l'an mil iiijo iiij' dix et sept apres ma translation de frejus a ambrun me deliberay visiter ma diocese d'ambrun.

There are some few marginal notes in French in a small hand: in a good and large hand that occurs on many of the other MSS. is the title, Proces verbal de l'archeu d'Ambrun de l'an 1497 et 1501, sur le saict des Vaudois.' Another copy of this narrative is in No. 113.

What Dr Todd takes to be the original of this Tract is to be found among the Waldensian Documents at Dublin, No. IX. Şxx. See Brit. Mag. xx. p. 192. An abstract is given by Perrin, Histoire des Vaudois, Liv. 11. ch. 3. pp. 137–143. ed. 1619.

2. On paper (11 inches by 84) injured by damp and doubling is

A Bull of Pope Innocent against the Waldenses in the year 1487 in Latin.

Printed by Morland (p. 196) and by (his copier) Leger (Liv. II. ch. ii.): the seals rudely represented in the former still remain. On the paper cover, below the French title, 'Bulle & commision tres ample &c.,' is the note in a hand of the xviith century, ‘No. 2. Processe against them by Albertus de Capineis, mentioned in the process framed Anno 1501. Article 36.' See Dr Todd, ub. sup. © 11. Though there are 9 leaves, of which some are blank, no watermark is discernible on the paper.

3. pp. 1–15. A Latin Treatise called Origo Valdensium et processus contra eos facti.


This has been printed by Dr Peter Allix in the Appendix to Ancient Churches of Piedmont, London, 1690. An English translation with the initial words of the Latin is printed in Morland, p. 215.

4. As a sequel to the foregoing (3), and on similar follow

Divers Informations and Examinations taken by the Archbishop of Evereux and others of the Popes Commissaries against the Waldenses of Fraissinere and other places, in the years 1478. 1479. 1483. 1486. and 1501. wherein are many passages very remarkable, and worthy to be diligently perused by all the curious.'

a. pp. 16–43. Sequuntur examinationes facte In materia heresis secte Valdentium per Reueum et Reuedos pres laurentium bureau Epm Sistavicen. et thomam pascal ac Rostagnu archipm ebredunen. commissarios...

In the margin, in a more modern hand, there is written, ‘Informacions prises par les commis du pape, l’evesque de Sisteron et autres nommés par le Roy.' The first examination is headed · Examinatio fazii gay de fraycineria pro teste,' and is dated 1501, 26 July. It is followed by the examinations of Francis Ruffus, Anthony Pau, D. Fazius Ripert, all of Frassiniére; also of 'Dominus Johannes Lagerus Vicarius de Orseria in Campo-sauro,' of Peter Raymund, John Arnoux, Angelinus Palon, John Barthelem, Hugh Jacques, John Faber, Pierre Jourdan, Hippolyte Blen, Jacques Pari, Thomette wife of Fazius Ripert, Marie wife of William Bret, Jacques Bonnefoy, Hunet Julian de Valle, Thomas Granet de Valle, Johannes de Burgo, Claudius Hunbert, Honoratus de Burgo, Giraud Ruffi or de Roux, and Jacques Chambon.

There are marginal notes in a small hand, and in French, besides a few in Latin in the larger hand: see § 1. Compare the above with the account given by Dr Todd of No. IX. § 1. 2 of the Waldensian Documents at Dublin in Brit. Mag. xx. pp. 188-9.

b. Regiarum copia Irarum, Morum de fraxinetia Valle loysia ac Angentaria. No. 2.' is the endorsement by a more modern hand.

The first of these 'Lettres du Roy Loys vnzieme' is printed by Perrin, Histoire des Vaudois, pp. 118_124; it is dated 18 May, 1478. The date of the second appears to be 31 Mars. 1478: that of the third is '8 April 1478.' Many corrections have been made by the copier of these letters. They are followed by two, copied by the same hand, of Jehan de Daillon seigneur du Lude; the former, in French, is dated 20 April, 1479, the latter, in Latin, dated 29 May, 1479. At the end (p. 9) is ‘Facta est collatio pntis copie cum pp'o originali per me not' publicum N Paris'

Ihūs. Sequitur extracta processus In materia heresis valden per Reueren. in xpo prem et dnm Do. Johannem Archiepum Ebredunen. | Distinguished by the watermark, a grotesque old man's head.


incepti Anno a nate Dni mislio quadringentesimo octuagemo t'cio et die secunda Aprilis.

On six leaves', of which the first three are marked B, C, D, and the sixth bears the endorsement Continuatio informationum.' Then in the larger hand, ‘1483 Informaons par on n'apperi d'aucune diffamatio de paillardise, mais seulement des aultres points. After which, in another hand, is ‘N° 4 Arch. Jehan.'

d. Processus factus et formatus in facto sancte fidei per Reymum in xpo patrem et dominum nrm dnm Johannem Dei et apce sedis gra Archiepm et Principem Ebredunen. contra Anthon Blasii de Angrogina dioc Taurinen. hm Dalphini Sistarien. Dioc'.

The description given by Dr Todd (ub. sup.) of the Dublin MS. (No. IX. g v.) applies to this with the exception of the handwriting, that of this differing somewhat from the hand of $ 3 and $ 4a.

The endorsement is · Proces & Abiuratio d'Antoyne Blasij,' and in another smaller and later hand, ‘1483. no 12.' See Dr Todd, No. IX. § XXI.

e. The description by Dr Todd, (ib. $ iv.) applies to this, with the additional endorsement Vniversitatis vallis Loysie' in the same handwriting as the text of the MS.

f. Processus factus per Rmum in xpo...(as in d)....Ebredunen. contra Anthoniū fabri als Baudon de Castro-rodulpho de crimine heresis Valdensium seu pauperum de Lugduno diffamatum.

At the top of the page is the word 'Thus;' and in the margin ‘Originalis,' with the signature of the notary N. Paris, as in d. The date of this document also is 1486.

The leaves were numbered by the scribe ; but have subsequently been disarranged, f. viii. being now followed by f. xvii. After f. xx. follows a leaf headed 'Ihus,' and containing “Tabula p’ntis processus, with the number of the leaf opposite each item. Another document of the date 1488. 23 Nov. and signed 'Saichen (?) N. P.' is here inserted : after which follow ff. ix-xvi: the last two being blank and f. xiv. cancelled. A second document, of the date 1488, and by the same hand as the former, is here inserted; after which follow ff. xxi-xxv, of which the last two are blank'. On the old wrapper is the more modern endorsement, ‘16.7ber 1486.'

g. Processus factus &c. (as in d).... Ebredunen. contra Anthoniú Albi de Fraxinerin. Ebred. dioc. etatis quadraginta annorum vel circa.

The account given of d and f applies to this, with the addition that at the top of the first page in the right hand corner is ‘Ordinarius' as in d, and in the left hand cum pma.' as in f.

· The watermark is S. Catharine's wheel.

? In f and g the watermark on the paper is generally a bunch of grapes surmounted by a cypher and a star, sometimes the two latter are not visible.

« PreviousContinue »