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The Life of Our Lady, by John Lydgate, written in the second half of the 15th century chiefly in two different hands

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MS. Bodl. 120
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The Life of Our Lady, by John Lydgate: beg. 'O Thoughtfull herte': ends, one leaf being lost, 'bright torches shene': the author's name does not occur. The poem is in this MS. divided into six books, at fols. 14v 36, 68v, 75v; 86v.

The fly-leaves consist of:
  1. parts of four leaves from a late 11th century sacramentary, fol. i;
  2. a paper leaf written on late in the 15th century bearing two English poems, one of three seven-line stanzas, beg. 'Besechyth you of moderly pete', the other of nine lines, beg. 'It is to me of joy the esperance', fol. 95;
  3. four leaves or parts of leaves from a 12th century breviary (with musical notes), fol. 96. [These last are on red 4-line staves, with c and F for line-signature, or b for space-signature. E.W.B.N.]

Dates

  • written in the second half of the 15th century chiefly in two different hands

Extent

106 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Shelfmark

MS. Bodl. 120

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. V, no. 27643.

Custodial History

Owned in 1687 (?) by 'Theo: Myllr', an erased and uncertain name on fol. 1.

Physical Facet

On parchment

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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