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English calendarial rhymes and sayings, Written in the late 15th cent. in England

MS. James 43
Held at the Weston Library

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English calendarial rhymes and sayings:

  1. Fol. 2. 'Incipit fortuna secundum quemlibet dierum Nativitatis Christi', 112 lines in couplets, beg. 'Now lystyneth all on to me'
  2. Fol. 11. 'Vayne conseyts of folysche love undyr colour of fyschenge and fovlynge': beg. 'A man that lovyth fyschenge and fowlynge bothe', ends 'explicit Peers of Fulham', printed from a collation of this MS. and MS. Rawl. C. 86, fol. 100, in Hazlitt's Early Popular Poetry (1866), ii, p. 1
  3. Fol. 11v. 'These be the xii good Fridays, beg. 'Pope Clement of Rome berys wytnesse' followed by a short medicinal piece beg. 'For the ston a provyd medysyn'


  • Creation: Written in the late 15th cent. in England


16 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin


MS. James 43

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. 3880

Physical Facet

On paper


10 4/5 × 8 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom