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'The Creacion of the worlde, with Noyes flude: wryten by William Jordan. the xiith of August. 1611'

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MS. Bodl. 219

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'The Creacion of the worlde, with Noyes flude: wryten by William Jordan. the xiith of August. 1611' a religious drama in Cornish, with marginal epitome in English: beg. 'Ego sum alpha et omega | Heb dallathe na dowethva | Pur wyze me ew'.

This poem was edited in 1827, and, from this MS., in 1863. Fols. iii-xxiv, 28-end are blank; on fol. ii, a later paper, there are some Cornish and English sentences. Jordan has been wrongly taken to be the author of the play, as well as the scribe.

Dates

  • Written in A.D. 1611 by W. Jordan

Extent

74 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Cornish

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Bodl. 219, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Bodl. 219

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18094

Abstract

'The Creacion of the worlde, with Noyes flude: wryten by William Jordan. the xiith of August. 1611'

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. II, no. 3020

Custodial History

Manuscript 1039 acquired by the Bodleian Library

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Probably acquired about 1611-15.

Physical Facet

On paper, binding, limp white parchment with gold ornament and 'I. K.', contemporary English work. Dr. Macray takes I. K. as probably representing I(ames) K (ing), i. e. James I, but this is not likely

Dimensions

12 1/2 × 8 3/8 in.
Title
'The Creacion of the worlde, with Noyes flude: wryten by William Jordan. the xiith of August. 1611'
Status
Published
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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