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Transcript of an Old English homily, Written about 1730 (?) by W. Brome

MS. Ballard 59

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Transcript of an Old English homily, 'De fide Catholica', in MS. Bodl. 342 (O. C. 2405), p. 38: beg. 'Æle Cristen mann sceal æften rihte', made by William Brome of Ewithington or Withington. Ballard corrected the copy by the original on 2 Aug. 1748, and on fol. iiv writes an account of mr. Brome, incidentally alluding to the original as among the Junius books.


  • Written about 1730 (?) by W. Brome


20 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English, Old (ca.450-1100)

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MS. Ballard 59

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. 10845

Physical Facet

On paper, binding, fancy coloured paper, contemporary, see MS. Ballard 63


7 1/4 × 6 in.

Repository Details

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