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English Poems and Prophecies, bulk: early 16th century

MS. Rawl. C. 813

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On fly-leaves at the end are added:

  1. (fol. 165) "A prophesi [for 1620–30] found under the foundation of the church of S. Denis in France, to leages from Paris, written in the Hebreu tonge."
  2. (fol. 166) "The prophesie of Mervey or Marlin, as fond in Holthouse in a wall, written in Welche, in gould letters, and translated by Owin Ffloyde, and brought by John de Kerbye, Lord of Holt, which translation is this underwritten, out of Latyne, by me Thomas Gee." A copy. At the end: "I Thomas Gee fond this prophecie in Medborne church in a hole in the alter.... I was schoolemaster and curate."
  3. (fol. 167) "A prophesie found at Wigborow Parva in Essex in Aprile in the yeare 1641, by me Robert Sterrell, cler., LL. Bac." (a copy.)


  • Creation: Majority of material found within early 16th century


167 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin
  • Hebrew


MS. Rawl. C. 813

Custodial History

In catal. codd. baronis Somers et Jos. Jekyll, 387; exinde pretio quinque solidorum emptus.

At fol. 110b is the name of a former possessor of the volume, "Geffre Cliffe;" and at fol. 164b, the name of another, "Liber Joannis Morris."

The name and initials of "William Sheston" occur at fols. 110b, 128 and 162b.

Physical Facet

On paper, in quarto


Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom