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Poems by 'R. B.', Written in A.D. 1605 by R. Brett

MS. Selden Supra 84
Held at the Weston Library

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'Θρίαμβος το Βασιλέως έξάγλωσσος ...', poems by 'R. B.' (i.e. Richard Brett of Lincoln college, Oxford, as dr. Macray notes) on the Gunpowder plot of 1605. The poems are in Latin (three), Greek (three), Hebrew, Chaldaic, Syriac and Arabic (each one), and are dedicated to the earl of Salisbury, to whom this volume probably belonged.


  • Creation: Written in A.D. 1605 by R. Brett


9 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • Greek, Modern (1453-)
  • Hebrew
  • Syriac
  • Arabic


MS. Selden Supra 84


Old Selden mark = 84

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. 3472

Custodial History

Manuscript 3487 acquired by the Bodleian Library

Physical Facet

On parchment, binding, limp white parchment with gold ornament


8 7/8 × 6 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom