Fair copy of a poem in hexameters
Fair copy of a poem in hexameters, 'Britanniae scholasticae pars prior [books I-III] ... A Roberto Burghillo [Burhill] Oxoniae in artibus inceptore', c.1594, dedicated (fol. 6) to Herbert Westfaling, Bishop of Hereford.
Book III is incomplete, and the manuscript has been much damaged by damp. A longer version in ten books, dedicated to Sir Thomas Bodley, is MS. e Mus. 132 (Summary Catalogue no. 3507).
- Creation: c.1594
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Lat. misc. f. 30, fols. 1-2].
MS. Lat. misc. f. 30
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 16941
Fair copy of a poem in hexameters, 'Britanniae scholasticae pars prior [books I-III] ... A Roberto Burghillo [Burhill] Oxoniae in artibus inceptore', c.1594.
Biographical / Historical
Robert Burhill (bap. 1572-1641) was a Church of England clergyman.
Other Finding Aids
M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. II, no. 48011.
Inscribed on upper cover 'Found upon ye wall plate under the thatch in the vicarage house July 1816. Winterborne Stoke Wilts'.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Given by S. W. Wayet, Vicar of Winterbourne Stoke, 1919.
remains of vellum binding, repaired
- Fair copy of a poem in hexameters
- EAD version 2019 by Pauline Soum-Paris
- Language of description
- Script of description