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Two Latin poems 'in Proditores' on the Gunpowder Plot

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MS. Lat. misc. f. 16 (R)

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Two Latin poems 'in Proditores' on the Gunpowder Plot, one in elegiacs (beg. 'Melpomene sapiens'), the other in sapphics (beg. 'Musa tu prudens'): each stanza is followed by an English verse paraphrase: the whole is of poor quality. At the beginning and end is the date Nov. 5, 1639, and at end also 'Johannes.'

Dates

  • Written in 1639 by 'Johannes'

Extent

1 roll

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Lat. misc. f. 16 (R), fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Lat. misc. f. 16 (R)

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19196

Abstract

Two Latin poems 'in Proditores' on the Gunpowder Plot

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

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. VI, no. 31668

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by prof. Bywater, July 1894.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

A roll about 15 ft. 11 in. × 6 3/8 in. in a box 7 3/8 × 2 1/2 × 2 1/2 in.
Title
Two Latin poems 'in Proditores' on the Gunpowder Plot
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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