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A formal analysis and explanation of the treatise of Cicero de Partitione Oratoria and Orations, Letters, Miscellaneous Prose, and Verses

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MS. Auct. F. 5. 13

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(p. 2). A formal analysis and explanation of the treatise of Cicero de Partitione Oratoria, in the form of question and answer, like the original treatise: beg. 'Tituli Explanatio. Q. Quot hac inscriptione continentur? R. Duo: Persona, et Res.'

(p. 39). A large number of Orations, Letters, Miscellaneous Prose, and Verses, chiefly by Roger Marbeck (provost of Oriel college, Oxford, 1565-1566, and first Public Orator: d. 1605), and probably copied out by some friend. A careful and copious (later) index at p. 339 divides the whole contents of the volume into Orationes, Epistolae, Miscellanea in prose, and Carmina, the majority in each being Marbeck's, and the range 1562-1574. Among them are:
  1. Edm. Campian's funeral oration on sir Thomas White, Feb. 1566/7 (p. 215);
  2. a speech to queen Elizabeth delivered at Winchester, Sept. 12, 1574, signed 'Spritus' (p. 213);
  3. address from Christ Church, Oxford, to the queen, July 10, 1575 (p. 301);
  4. advice from an archbp. of Canterbury (Matthew Parker?) to queen Elizabeth on church affairs, in English (p. 223);
  5. 'A Dialogue on the Marriage of Queen Eliz., compiled by Sr Tho. Smith, Counsellour', in English (beg. 'As I was walking', p. 235);
  6. 'Alphabetum Aulicum', a description of qn. Elizabeth's Court (beg. 'Aule eadem est omnino fides, pars mobilis auro | Blanditur', p. 324);
  7. and many poems of Marbeck and his friends, several being directed against his detractors.
Several orations and letters are by 'T. M.'.

Dates

  • Written in two hands in about A.D. 1600

Extent

364 pages

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Auct. F. 5. 13, pp. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Auct. F. 5. 13

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18469

Abstract

A formal analysis and explanation of the treatise of Cicero de Partitione Oratoria and Orations, Letters, Miscellaneous Prose, and Verses, written in two hands in about A.D. 1600.

Biographical / Historical

Roger Marbeck (1536–1605) was a college head and physician.

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. V, no. 27813.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented to the Library on Sept. 4, 1751, by John Ward, Gresham Professor (d. 1758).

Physical Facet

On paper, in parts injured by damp, so that parts of the writing are almost illegible

Dimensions

8 3/8 × 6 3/8 in.
Title
A formal analysis and explanation of the treatise of Cicero de Partitione Oratoria and Orations, Letters, Miscellaneous Prose, and Verses
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

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