A formal analysis and explanation of the treatise of Cicero de Partitione Oratoria and Orations, Letters, Miscellaneous Prose, and Verses
Codex written in two hands:
(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:
- Edm. Campian's funeral oration on sir Thomas White, Feb. 1566/7 (p. 215);
- a speech to queen Elizabeth delivered at Winchester, Sept. 12, 1574, signed 'Spritus' (p. 213);
- address from Christ Church, Oxford, to the queen, July 10, 1575 (p. 301);
- advice from an archbp. of Canterbury (Matthew Parker?) to queen Elizabeth on church affairs, in English (p. 223);
- 'A Dialogue on the Marriage of Queen Eliz., compiled by Sr Tho. Smith, Counsellour', in English (beg. 'As I was walking', p. 235);
- 'Alphabetum Aulicum', a description of qn. Elizabeth's Court (beg. 'Aule eadem est omnino fides, pars mobilis auro | Blanditur', p. 324);
- and many poems of Marbeck and his friends, several being directed against his detractors.
Several orations and letters are by 'T. M.'.
- Creation: Written in two hands in about A.D. 1600
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Auct. F. 5. 13, pp. 1-2]
MS. Auct. F. 5. 13
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CMD ID 18469
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).
On paper, in parts injured by damp, so that parts of the writing are almost illegible
8 3/8 × 6 3/8 in.
- Marbeck | Roger | 1536-1605 | college head and physician (Person)
- Campion | Edmund | 1540-1581 | Saint Edmund Campion | Jesuit and martyr (Person)
- White | Sir | Thomas | ? 1495-1567 | Knight | founder of St John's College, Oxford (Person)
- Elizabeth I | 1533-1603 | Queen of England and Ireland (Person)
- University of Oxford | Christ Church (Organisation)
- Parker | Matthew | 1504-1575 | Archbishop of Canterbury and patron of scholarship (Person)
- Smith | Sir | Thomas | 1513-1577 | scholar, diplomat, and political theorist (Person)
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