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'Hic incipit liber qui vocatur Festiuale', Written in the first half of the 15th century

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MS. Gough Eccl. Top. 4

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'Hic incipit liber qui vocatur Festiuale', ascribed to John Mirk, prior of Lilleshull: beg. (for Advent Sunday) 'Good men & woymen this day as se knowen well ys cleped Sonenday yn the Aduent.' The book consists of:
  1. Short sermons with narrationes or stories attached
  2. At fol. 133, in the Sermon on the Assumption, a poem of eight six-line stanzas is introduced, beg. 'Be glad & blythe, Qwene of blys.'

Dates

  • Written in the first half of the 15th century

Extent

165 Leaves

Shelfmark

MS. Gough Eccl. Top. 4

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. II, no. 17680

Custodial History

'Liber iste attenet Henrico Gonner Rycmerswort manente' (about A.D. 1500?). It was no. 4472 in the Catalogue of Thomas Martin's books, June 1773, and bears his signature.

Physical Facet

On parchment

Dimensions

9 1/4 × 6 1/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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