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Notebook containing Latin prose and verse and English verse, in two or more different hands

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MS. Eng. e. 3381
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(fols. 1-8) 'Vita Thomae Hobbes Malmes-buriensis usque ad Annum Millesimum sexcentissimum septuagesimum secundum aetatis vero Octagesimum quartum ab ipso conscripta' an account of the life of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury, 1672, in Latin verse

(fols. 12-27) an account of a journey through France and Italy, to Rome, in Latin, beginning in Cornwall, Aug. 1654. The places visited are:

  1. (fol. 12) Dieppe, arrived 2 Sept. 1654
  2. (fol. 12) Rouen
  3. (fol. 13) St. Denis
  4. (fols. 13v-16) Paris
  5. (fol. 16v) Orléans, beginning of Apr. 1655
  6. (fols. 16v-17) Blois and Saumur
  7. (fols. 17-19) Nantes
  8. (fol. 19) La Rochelle
  9. (fol. 19v) Bordeaux
  10. (fol. 20) Toulouse and Marseilles
  11. (fols. 20-21v) Leghorn, arrived 17 Dec. 1655
  12. (fols. 21v-22v) Pisa
  13. (fols. 22v-24) Florence
  14. (fol. 24) Siena
  15. (fol. 24v-25) Monte Fiascone and Viterbo
  16. (fol 25v-27) Rome, arrived end of Dec. 1655

(fols. 31-8) Latin verse beginning 'Ite preces blandae, celesti semine' cretae', written by Isaac Barrow in Paris, 1655

(fols. 39-42) letter by Isaac Barrow, to an unnamed recipient, Paris, 1655, in Latin

(fol. 43) notes by Henry Ellison on Isaac Barrow, made at University College, Oxford, 1841

(fols. 44-55) English verse

  1. (fols. 44-5) 'A Countrey Swain call'd Hodge...', beg. 'Wm Hodge had numbr'd up how many score'
  2. (fol. 46) 'Mervil's Ghost', beg. 'From the dark Stygian banks I come'
  3. (fol. 47) 'A Translation of a Prophesy of Nostredamus', beg. 'Her faults & follies a foolish land's firm doom shall fix'
  4. (fols. 48-51r) 'A Dialogue between Sr Walter Rawleigh's Ghost & Britannia', beg. 'Ah Rawleigh! when thy breath thou didst resigne'
  5. (fols. 51v-53r) 'Sr Edmundbury Godfrey's Ghost', beg. 'It happen'd in the twilight of the day'
  6. (fol. 53v) 'On the French King', beg. 'Lorrain you stole, by fraud you got Burgundy'
  7. (fols. 54-5) 'Garnet's Ghost Addressing to the Jesuits met in private Cabal just after the murder of Sr Ed. Godfrey', beg. 'By Hell 'twas bravely done! what lesse than this?'

(fols. 60-83) Latin prose entitled 'Epitome institutionum methodica'

(fol. 84) Latin prose entitled 'Accessora criminis Imprimis Impedimenta matrimonii Secundis Libelli materia Tertiis'

(fols. 85-98) Latin prose entitled 'De Iure Canonico et eius Distributionibus' relating to canon law


  • Creation: 17th cent.


100 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. e. 3381, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Eng. e. 3381

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 15024


Notebook containing Latin prose and verse and English verse, in two or more different hands

Custodial History

Armorial bookplate of Henry Ellison, of University College, Oxford.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by Mrs. G.L. Barstow, 1951.

Physical Facet

Binding: early 19th-cent.? blind-ruled black morocco, marbled endpapers

Notebook containing Latin prose and verse and English verse, in two or more different hands
EAD version 2018
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