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Orations, etc., written chiefly in about the middle of the 18th cent. in different hands

MS. D'Orville 596

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The chief of the orations are:

  1. (fol. 2) 'Idée de la Personne & de la maniere de vivre du Royde Prusse [Frederic ii] & de sa Cour', 1755, in French: beg. 'II. est de la taille'
  2. (fol. 17) An account of the death of Frederick William i, king of Prussia, 31 Mai 1740, with some poems, in German
  3. (fol. 21) 'Gulielmi Primi, Arausionensium Principis, Oratio ad Germaniae Principes': beg. 'Majores nostri.'
  4. (fol. 26) 'Trauer Ode auf das Absterben des ... Printzens ... Eugenii Francisci Hertzogs von Savoyen ... von Sidonia Hedwig Zäunemannin aus Erfurt' (1736?).
  5. (fol. 36) An oration delivered at Amsterdam by Aegidius Stokmans, 10 May 1723, in Latin.
  6. (fol. 56) An Amsterdam oration 'de literis humanioribus.'.
  7. (fol. 75) 'Oratio M. Danielis Stahlii ... de ortu animæ rationalis.'.
  8. (fol. 96) 'Kurtzer Unterricht von Briefen', followed by (fol. 123) 'Formulæ initiales' and (fol 128) 'Kurtzer Bericht von Verfertigung teutscher Briefe', all in German
  9. (fol. 145) some 'Exercitationes Epistolicæ', imaginary letters, in Latin, a few poetical.
  10. (fol. 201) a Latin 'Epistolaris Institutio.'.


  • Creation: written chiefly in about the middle of the 18th cent. in different hands


240 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • French
  • German


MS. D'Orville 596

Former reference:

Auct. X. 5. 21

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. IV, no 17474

Physical Facet

On paper


9 1/8 × 7 1/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom