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'Comoedia D. Guilielmus Dux Aquitaniae ...

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MS. Add. A. 33
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'Comoedia D. Guilielmus Dux Aquitaniae ..., exhibita à iuuentute Collegii Soctis Iesu Bruxellæ nonis Februarii anno cio.ioc.xiiii. et dedicata illustriss. & excellent Principibus Auriacis, etc.' This is a comedy in Latin and French verse and prose, with dedications, synopsis, prologues, and epilogues: the French choruses and 'Balet des onze Anges' have musical notes.

The subject is William duke of Aquitaine (d. 1137), whose daughter married Louis vii of France. On fol. 8 he is called 'Sainct Guillaume.' This appears to be a presentation copy to Philip William prince of Orange, from the stamp on the side of the binding.


  • Creation: Written in A.D. 1614 at Brussels


93 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • French

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Add. A. 33, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Add. A. 33

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20158


'Comoedia D. Guilielmus Dux Aquitaniae ...

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. V, no. 30144

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Probably acquired before 1860: possibly part of the D'Orville purchase in 1804.

Physical Facet

On paper


8 3/4 × 6 7/8 in.

'Comoedia D. Guilielmus Dux Aquitaniae ...
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