A poem on the creation of the world and Augustine 'de imagine dei', Written early in the 14th century in England
A. P. 1. A poem on the creation of the world, based upon the book of Genesis, in Latin hexameters with a marginal paraphrase, beg. 'Omnia disponens nusquam metam sibi ponens'. At p. ix is an auto-graph English translation of the prologue, beg. 'O boundlesse thou', by Sir Henry Spelman, dated Sept. 5, 1616.
B. P. 569. Augustine 'de imagine dei', beg. 'Tanta dignitas humane condicionis'.
- Creation: Written early in the 14th century in England
Language of Materials
MS. Barlow 21
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. 6459
Page 1 (cf. p. 568) has 'Liber Henrici Spelman quondam Roberti Hare 1566', and p. iv 'Liber Tho: Barlow Coll. Reg. S[ocii] ex dono viri et amici integerrimi domini Clementis Spelman Henrici τοῦ μɑκɑρίτου filii et scacarii seu fisci regis baronis'. Barlow has also inserted a note on 'The much fam'd poem of du Bartas' (p. v), and added the date, apparently of acquisition, July 22, 1659 (p. vii). 'R. Fanshawe' is on p. v.
On parchment, binding, blind-tooled brown leather, 17th-cent. English work, with illuminated initials and borders
9 1/2 × 7 1/5 in.