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A notebook of facetious anecdotes, proverbs, and the like, apparently (from fol. 16 on) by Thomas Ellis

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MS. e Mus. 227

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A notebook of facetious anecdotes, proverbs, and the like, apparently (from fol. 16 on) by Thomas Ellis, fellow of Jesus college, Oxford. The divisions are:
  1. Fol. 2v. Anecdotes and short poems in English and Latin
  2. Fol. 16. 'Outlandich Proverbs selected', i.e. select foreign proverbs in English
  3. Fol. 23. 'Adagiorum Britannicorum Specimen, Authore J[ohanne] Davies, SS. Th. D. Oxon', Welsh proverbs with Latin translation, collected by dr. John Davies of Lincoln college, Oxford (d. 1644), copied (see fol. 32v) on Dec. 12, 1653
  4. At fol. 45 is a copy of a petition for help addressed to archbp. Laud by the vice-principal and five other fellows of Jesus college, Oxford, apparently in 1633
  5. Some Welsh verses by William Powell of Brechin are at fol. 22, and a list of expenses for the voyage from Dover (?) to Calais on the end cover
  6. Fols. 33-44, 46-86 are blank

Dates

  • Written in two hands, partly in A.D. 1653

Extent

87 Leaves

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. e Mus. 227, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. e Mus. 227

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18210

Overview

A notebook of facetious anecdotes, proverbs, and the like, apparently (from fol. 16 on) by Thomas Ellis

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Ellis (fl. 1653) was a fellow of Jesus college, Oxford.

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. 3579

Custodial History

Manuscript acquired by the Bodleian Library (89)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Thomas Ellis, M.A., fellow of Jesus college, Oxford, July 13, 1656.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

7 1/8 × 4 5/8 in.
Title
A notebook of facetious anecdotes, proverbs, and the like, apparently (from fol. 16 on) by Thomas Ellis
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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