Skip to main content

Collection of Old English items, Written about 1730 (?) by G. Ballard

MS. Ballard 58
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

1. P. 1. 'Flores ex D. Augustini Soliloquiorum libro ... Saxonicè redditi a ... rege Aluredo': beg. 'Gaderode me j: onne rigelas [sic] & stucan sceaftas', a copy from MS. Junius 70, itself a copy of Brit. Mus. MS. Cotton Vitellius A. 15.

2. P. 67. Several smaller pieces in Old English:

  1. A homily, beg. 'Basilius se eadiga be ðam we ær awriton
  2. P. 95, 'Dominicæ orationis brevis expositio', beg. 'Ƿe firrste bede Þæt mann bitt', an extract from the Ormulum
  3. P. 99, Extracts from a martyrology, xii Kal. Dec. Passio S. Edmundi beg. 'Sum swyðe gelæred munuc'), and Non. Aug. Natale S. Oswaldi beg. 'Eftær ðan ðe Augustinus')
  4. P. 121, 'De Infantibus', beg. 'We biddað eow men', one of Ælfric's Homilies in MS. Junius 24
  5. P. 123, 'In dedicatione aecclesiae', beg. 'Men ða leofestan', one of Ælfric's Homilies, as above
  6. P. 147, 'Hu Bonefatius Sam Gotan gefillde ða flaxan', and other miracles of the saint, with an English translation (an extract from the Old English translation of the Dialogues of Gregory)


  • Creation: Written about 1730 (?) by G. Ballard


158 pages

Language of Materials

  • English, Old (ca.450-1100)

Conditions Governing Access

This material is fragile. To ensure its availability to future readers, access to this material is restricted. Readers are asked to work from reproductions and published descriptions as far as possible. To apply to see the original, please send a message to, outlining the subject of your research, the importance of this material to that research, and the resources you have already consulted. Please also tell us about the timeframe for your project, if any, and when you hope to visit.


MS. Ballard 58

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. III, no. 10844

Related Materials

See MS. Ballard 67, artt. 1-2.

Physical Facet

On paper


10 3/8 × 8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom