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English, Latin and Portuguese pieces

 Single Item
MS. Eng. misc. d. 1
Held at the Weston Library

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English, Latin and Portuguese pieces comprising:

  1. (fol. 2). Sermon by Thomas Spratt on John x. 27-8, dedicated to lady Mildmay, 1610: probably autograph.
  2. (fol. 24). An English translation of the hymn of Prudentius de Epiphania, 1st half of 17th century, written in prison by William Wake ('Uuacus') of Cambridge: the Latin is also given. At fol. 36 follow five English religious poems with coloured devices.
  3. (fol. 45), 'Suley Bowling-greene', an English verse translation of W. Dillingham's Suleianum, 4th quarter of 17th century, a printed copy of which precedes.
  4. (fol. 48). 'A brief Discouery of the state of the kingdom of Spayne and Portugall ...', made about 1575.
  5. (fol. 69). 'Privilegio que sua Magestade concede a Manuel do Valle', agent for Jakob Greve, a privileged German merchant trading in Portugal, dated Aug. 31, 1591: attested by signatures; with coloured borders on fols. 69, 70, 103.

The rest of the volume is printed matter.


  • Creation: made up of several pieces written and printed in the 16th and 17th centuries


183 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin
  • Portuguese

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. misc. d. 1, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Eng. misc. d. 1

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20092


English, Latin and Portuguese pieces, made up of several pieces written and printed in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Spratt (fl. 1610).

William Wake (1628–1705) was a royalist army officer.

Manuel do Valle (fl. 1591) was an agent for Jakob Greve.

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. 29732.

Custodial History

This was lot 574 in the earl of Westmorland sale at Sotheby's on July 14, 1887.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought from W. Ridler (catal. 159, no. 173) on Oct. 3, 1887, for £1 15s.

Physical Facet

On paper


9 3/4 × 7 1/4 in.

English, Latin and Portuguese pieces
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom