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

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MS. Ballard 58

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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)

Dates

  • Written about 1730 (?) by G. Ballard

Extent

158 pages

Language of Materials

  • English, Old (ca.450-1100)

Shelfmark

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

Dimensions

10 3/8 × 8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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Weston Library
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