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Latin speech of Queen Elizabeth to the University of Oxford; Translation into English of the Pro Marcello of Cicero, and 'Epistola beatae Mariae virginis ad Messanenses'

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MS. Bodl. 900

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A. Fol. 1. Latin speech of Queen Elizabeth to the University of Oxford, Sept. 28, 1592: beg. 'Merita et gratitudo': printed in Elizabethan Oxford (Oxf. Hist. Soc., vol. viii), pp. 271-3, from a later copy (MS. Tanner 461, fol. 171v) which presents some textual differences.

B. Fol. 2. Translation into English of the Pro Marcello of Cicero by Queen Elizabeth and in her autograph (a late non-calligraphic hand), on paper water-marked with the Crown and initials E R: beg. 'Of my longue scilence'. See English Historical Review, vol. xxix, p. 271; Bodleian Quarterly Record, vol. i, p. 22. The Old Catalogue describes this article as simply 'a translation of one of Cicero's Orations into Old English'; and its authorship has not been known hitherto.

C. Fol. 10. 'Epistola beatae Mariae virginis ad Messanenses', translated out of Greek into Latin by Constantine Lascaris, followed by an English translation; the epistle is printed in Greek and Latin in Migne's Patrologia Graeca, vol. clxi, p. 911 n. [Cr.]

Dates

  • Written at the end of the 16th century, in several hands

Extent

12 Leaves

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Bodl. 900, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Bodl. 900

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18099

Overview

Latin speech of Queen Elizabeth to the University of Oxford; Translation into English of the Pro Marcello of Cicero, and 'Epistola beatae Mariae virginis ad Messanenses'

Biographical / Historical

Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603) ruled England and Ireland from 1558 to 1603.

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. 3029

Custodial History

Manuscript 2905* acquired by the Bodleian Library

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Probably presented by Patrick Young, librarian of Windsor, along with MS. Bodl. 899 and MS. Autogr. e. 2, in 1639.

Physical Facet

On paper, bound in limp parchment, stamped with lozenge-shaped ornament bearing a rose surmounted by a crown as on MS. Rawlinson E. 130

Dimensions

12 5/8 × 8 1/4 in.
Title
Latin speech of Queen Elizabeth to the University of Oxford; Translation into English of the Pro Marcello of Cicero, and 'Epistola beatae Mariae virginis ad Messanenses'
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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