Miscellanies, written in the 15th cent., in England
The chief of the miscellanies are:
- (fol. 1) An amatory poem: at end, 'Explicit Amor per ducem Eborum [Ebo 4, which I take as = Eboracensem. E.W.B.N.] nuper factus': beg. 'Excellent soueraine semely to see.'
- (fol. 3v) Short poems, begg. 'Fair fresshest erthly creature', 'Crist crowned kyng', 'En Jhesu roy soueraign | You lady fare and fre' (French and English)
- (fol. 7) Rhythmical Latin verse, entitled 'Disputacio inter Diuitem & Lazarum': beg. 'Audi, sancte senior, audi me loquentem.'
- (fol. 9) 'Nomina omnium ecclesiarum in ciuitate London' & suburbiis eiusdem', 134 in number: followed by the dimensions of st. Paul's cathedral, and other statistics: notes of the Cinque Ports, of Saints, archbishops of Canterbury to Hubert Walter (d. 1205), in Latin verse
- (fol. 25) The order of a King's coronation, wanting the beginning, in Latin: beg. 'Edwardi que regalia singulatim sicut auferentur tradentur Abbati Westmonasteriensi.'
- (fol. 29v) The first twenty chapters of the Secretum Secretorum attributed to Aristotle, in Latin, with prefatory matter by Philippus clericus: the rest was not transcribed
- (fol. 37) 'Thordynaunce for chesyng of chirche wardeyns in S. Stephens Chirche in Colman strete', London, and statutes for bells and pitts.
- Creation: written in the 15th cent., in England
Language of Materials
MS. Douce 95
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 21669
Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. Douce.
Owned by Thomas Warton, and Joseph Strutt, of whom Douce purchased it.
8 3/4 × 6 1/8 in.