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“ domus cum 3 militibus et suis famulis :" (but no special sum is given). The summa is 6s. 3d.
The sum total of money received and expended for the year was 121. 15s. 6d.
Folio, paper, 16th century.- Killingworth. Inventory of all such goods of the Earl of Leicester as were in the custody of Thomas Underhill at Kenellworth the 13th of Oct. 1588. (131 leaves.)- Various portions of the property were in the care of divers persons, and they make their special returns.
The effects comprise tapestry, bedsteads, linen, chairs, stvols, carpets, pictures (most of which had curtains), musical instruments, gold and silver plate.
Inventory of effects at Grafton, 1588; and at Wainsted. Gold and silver plate at Leicester House, 1585, with notes of the donors.
Jewels, collars, badges, rings, &c. Apparel, horse furniture, and weapons. This is a most interesting volume. Lord de Lisle has a fine Inventory of the Earl's effects.)
Folio, paper. Book of Household Expenses from 10 July 1560 to 28 Feb. 1561.–The year begins on the 1st of January. Plenty of flesh was supplied on Fridays.
Folio, paper, (8 leaves). Copy of Commissioners' Report for supplying stores to the Tower of London. A.D. 1617.
Large folio, paper. Accounts of payments at Her Majesty's Dockyards : Jan. 1599 (sic) to 31 Dec. 1599. (A fair copy.)
Folio, paper. (193 pp.).—The Navy ript and ransackt: by. John Holland. Dedicated to James, Duke of York. (Presentation copy: the dedication is signed by the author.)
Folio, paper. - The Book of Wants of His Majesty's Navy Royall, taken anno domini 1618. (29 leaves.)
2.—A book of compleat rygging ; July 1618. (18 leaves.)
3.—A booke of sea store for all the ships of several rates, supposing they are well and sufficiently rigged and fitted with all necessaries. (14 leaves.)
4.-State of sales of His Majesty's ships, and how they must be applied. (9 leaves.)
These are the original books. The statement for each ship is signed by T. Best, Mighell Geere, Ric. Chester, Robert Salmon, John Moore, Walter Whiting, and W. King.
Folio, paper : 26 Jan. 1638.-A brief discourse of the state of the Navy. (75 pp.) Begins, “ Among the manie “ & manifold bookes."
Folio, paper, 1660.-Register of Seamen ; with notes of their characters. This is drawn up alphabetically, by ships, in Coventry's hand. It is a curious volume. Two of the original Informations, on which the notes were framed, are in the book.
Large folio. John Holland's discourse of the Navy.
2. Copies of Instructions by James Duke of York, &c. (Naval.)
Thin folio.---Copies of Orders for the Regulation of the Navy, 1660, &c.
Folio.-Copies of official letters relating to Naval Affairs, 1664-65. A great number are to the Duke of York.-The letters are dated from ships, from Hampton Court, Northampton, York and Oxford.
Folio. Another volume similar to last ; the dates go to May 1667; and the letters are addressed to various naval officers.
Folio. Another similar volume, down to Aug. 1667.
Folio. Entries of letters on Naval affairs and Prize matters, from 11 July 1672 to 20 Aug. 1675.--There are a few examinations of sailors.-The latter part of the volume is in Thomas Thynne's handwriting.
Folio. (15 leaves.) Accounts : For acates and provisions made for Fulke Greville, Esq., in his Office of Treasurership of the Navy. There are four accounts for the five years beginning 1 Jan. 1598 and ending 31 Dec. 1602.
Payments for the five years begun 1 Jan. 1602.
Folio. Day book of Albert Allerton at Lester, 1660 -1661.
Folio.-Journal of H. M. Ship Swiftsure 1661-1662, by Sir John Lawson. (About 50 leaves.)
Folio. A similar book for the Pearl, going to Newfoundland; Capt. John Wyborne, May 16, 1676. (18 leaves.) The entries are in a tabular form, day by day.
Quarto, vellum. 14th century.-A medical work extracted by John de St. Amand from the Antidotarius of Nicholaus : --and another work by St. Amand.
A quarto volume containing Medical Recipes in English; c. 1500.
Thick folio; labelled Tractatus varii Medici et Astrologici; sæc. XV. It contains,
A dictionary of herbs, Latin and English. (14 leaves.)
For I have red this ellys where."
On the special qualities of the Sun, Moon, and Planets, and the days of the week.
One leaf about Cloth.-A stick in Brabant is of a yard English : 5 sticks are 23 ells English.— All manner of Brabant cloth is calendered. Brabant cloth is bought and sold in Flanders by the stick.- Narrow spynall is three quarter brode cloth, and one elle is worth 2d. and sometimes more, but this is the common price, and a piece holdeth 5 doz.-Crispe cloth is made in Britayn, and there is white cloth and brown also ; and it is yard brode and more, and it is sold by the crest, and that contenith 5 yards and more: this is the comen price of a creste, xv d. xvi d. &c. xx d., and a pece [of] creste cloth conteyneth XXV creste.-White spynall and femysh is 5 quarters brode. Raw Flemish the same. Brode spynall is three quarters and a half brode.
One page of Recipes ; and several English works.
Quarto, vellum, 15th century.—The vertu of Orbys. (Influence of the planets.)
Here beginnith, The order & cunnynge of lechecraft who so will lerne.
Begins, “ Master I pray the for Seint Charity that ye “ shew me a few medicines.” (49 leaves.) Explicit Astronomia Ypocratis in acutis. .
English Medical Recipes.--Calculation of Eclipses.
The knowledge of them pressions concerning the wedurynge. Begins, “It is to know that the eyre is devyded into "thre parts.",
Quarto, vellum, 13th century.
1. Beda de naturis rerum. (6 leaves in double columns.) Begins, “ Operatio divina.” Ends, “usque occidentem “ extenduntur.”
2. Latin History of Alexander the Great; begins, “ Egypti “Sapientis.” (Between 50 and 60 leaves.)
The book formerly belonged to the Monastery of St. Augustine, Canterbury.
Folio, paper, 16th century. -A volume of transcripts by Frances Thynne of Alchymical treatises.
Stella Alchymiæ composita a Joanne Būbelem de Anglia anno domini 1384.
Ordinal of Alchymie made by Mr. Thomas Nortoune of Bristowe; he flourished 1477, and was the scollar of Ripley. Begins, “To the honor of one God in persons three,
This book is made that ley menne should it see." The last verse states its date to be 1477. (Nearly 40 leaves.)
Latin poem of Claudian on an iron statue of Mars and a magnetic one of Venus. (Two parts in six leaves.)
A prose treatise on the Magnet: begins, “ Amicorum “intime."
Compendium of Alchemy. Ripley's 12 gates : a poem by Ripley, canon of Bridlington.
Begins, “Child of thi disciplyne inclyne to me thyne eare.”
Treatise on the high Stewardship of England. Begins, "The Seneschalsey or high Stewardship of England is “ known to be the greatest office.” (18.pp.) Ends “in “ this place to be recited.”
A poem. Disputacion between the father and the sonne. Merline and Marian of the marriage between Sylos and Anul (Sol and Luna ?). (6pp.)
Begins, “ As the childe set up on his father's knee."
Twelve tymes of the day."
Folio, paper, 17th century.-Speech by Sir Robert Cotton on the alteration of the Coinage, 2 Sept. 1626, to the Privy Council. (21 leaves.)
The answer of the Committee appointed by the Lords to the proposition delivered by some Officers of the Mint for inhancing His Majesty's moneys of gold and silver.
Questions to be proposed to the Merchants, Mint Masters, and Goldsmiths concerning the alteration of the silver moneys.
Law, Records, &c. Thin folio. Fragment of a book of Latin forms of proceedings in Ecclesiastical Causes, abroad (Bologna).
Folio, vellum, 13th century.- Bracton. 276 leaves in double columns, rubricated.
2. The Tracts called Cadit Assisa and Judicium Essoniorum. The volume ends with a tract of nearly 5 pages, beginning, “ Ad omnia brevia de recto quocumque modo “terminatur in placito per duellum;" and ending, “qui “ primo presentaverit vel heredum suorum.”-Part of the Index is at the beginning and part at the end of the volume.
Small folio, vellum, 14th century. Britton : in 5 books. Ends, “jekes ad return de cely."
Folio, paper, 16th century.—Extracts from Fines for
ARQUIS Oxfordshire in the reigns of Richard I., John, and Henry BATH. 3rd. (1-105.)
Placita de juratis et assisis. Oxfordshire, 13 Edward Ist. (77 leaves.)
Folio, paper. A similar collection for Buckinghamshire.
Folio, paper, 17th century.- Transcripts from the Parliament Rolls and the Close and Patent Rolls; some as late as the reign of James 1st.
Folio, paper, 17th century.-Extracts from the Plea Rolls; Berkshire, 12 Edward lst.
Octavo, vellum, 14th century.-Judicium essoniorum.Register of Writs ; ends imperfectly with a writ of Diem clausit extremum.
There are two beautiful initial letters.
Antiqua Statuta. - Summa Bastardiæ. - Exceptiones
Quarto. A similar volume to the last; but the tract on Ancient demesne is omitted.-A later hand (temp. Ed. 3) adds the Statute of York, 12 Edw. 2; and Nova Statuta; Westm. 5, Westm. 6, Statute of Northampton, Westm. 7 (4 Ed. 3), Westm. 8 (5 Ed. 3), and others temp. Ed. 3.
In this volume is a “ Memorandum that in Michaelmas “ term 30 Hen. 6 a fine was assigned to Henry Fylingley “chief clerk of the Common Bench by the Justices of that “ Bench to‘mend the chests for writs, as by Roll 48.
Quarto, paper, 16th century.-Frowike's Reading on the Statute De prerogativa Regis : and the Statute at the end. (82 leaves.) Begins, “Devant ces heures divers opinions.”
Quarto, vellum, 15th century.--Nova Statuta in French (to 4 Henry 5th): with table.
A similar volume to the last, rather larger ; but the Statutes end with 21 Richard 2d.-An initial letter con. tains a coat of arms, viz., argent, 2 chevronels between 3 birds (sea-mews ?) sable: and an annulet as a mark of cadency.
Folio, paper.— Yelverton's Reading on the Statute 32 Henry VIII. (c. 5), Whereas, before this tyme, &c. Begins, “ Le Meschief devant ce statut, que si tenant per elegit." -(60 leaves.)
Folio, paper.-Six Readings of Thomas Coventry on the Statute 32 Henry VIII., c. 34. Begins, “ It hath been of “ long experience found true.” (About 80 leaves.) Thomas Coventry was of the Inner Temple ; he was Autumn Reader in 36 Eliz.
Folio, paper, 16th century. -A treatise on Forest Law.What thinge doth make a forest, and how a forest is made; what things be incident to a forest; who may have a forest, and what difference is between a forest, a chase, a warren, and a parke. Begins, “ The wordes be Omnis foresta." (70 leaves.) At the commencement and at fol. 61 are citations from the Red Book of the Exchequer.
Folio, paper, 16th century. (58 leaves.)
Articles to be enquired of touching Swannymote. (With index.)
2. Á treatise on Forest Law (the same as in the preceding volume).
Folio, paper, 16th century._Reading of Thomas Coventry on the Statute 1 Edward VI., c. 14. Begins, “ Pur ceo “ qe les paroles." (About 65 leaves.)
Folio, paper, 16th century. (27 leaves.)-Discourse of Copyholders and their Estates. Begins, “ The great “ injuries which are offered.” Ends, *execution of the “ same prosses (process).”
Folio, paper.--Arguments for the liberty of the subject ; temp. Charles I. (123 leaves.)
Dudley Digges's speech, beginning, “My Lords, I shall, “ I hope, auspiciously begin this Conference.”
Copies of Records not printed.
Selden's precedents, Cook's arguments, and Selden's reply.
Folio, paper, 17th century. (About 40 leaves.)- Argument upon impositions on merchandize without the consent of Parliament. (temp. Jaines I.)
At the end is the case in Michaelmas Term, 4 James I., in which Hitchtock argues.
Folio, paper, 17th century. (More than 80 leaves.) Arguments of counsel in a suit against the Charter House, 10 James 1.
Folio, paper, 17th century.- Arguments of Littleton (of the Inner Temple) and Mason (of Lincoln's Inn) for Stephens (in a suit for non-appearance to take knighthood).
Prin's (Prynne's] argument in defence of Waller (in the same matter); and the arguments of Baron Trevor and Baron Denham.
Sir Henry Davenport's argument, in the Exchequer, upon the plea.
The case of Santley v. Price (Appeal of Murder), Hilary Term, 7 Charles I., in the King's Bench.
Prinne and Sparke ; in the Star Chamber, Feb. 15, 1633.
(About Prynne's book, called Histriomastix.) A long report, with the judgments.
Folio.--A Treatise on Prohibitions ; with the arguments pro and contra between the Archbishop of Canterbury and Sir Edward Coke concerning prohibitions.
2. Treatise on Bail and Mainprize, written at the request of Sir William Haydon by Sir Edward Coke.
3. Arguments of Sir Nicholas Bacon, Lord Keeper, concerning noblemen's persons to be attached for contempt of decrees of Chancery. (3 pp.) It is about the attachment of Lord Cromwell in the case of Taverner v. Cromwell.
4. Resolutions of the Judges upon several questions against Popish Recusants. Trinity Term, 2 Car. 1., 1626. (7 pp.)
Folio, paper, 16th century.--Lambard's Archeion. (22 leaves.) Begins, “As there is no doubt.” Ends, “travelle “ in that behalf.”
Folio, paper, 17th century.-Two copies (manuscript) of Tate's MS. of Horne's Mirroir des Justices.
Folio, paper, 17th century. Two thick volumes.-A treatise by Sir Roger Owen on the Antiquity of the Common Law. (Nearly 800 leaves.)
Quarto, paper, 17th century.-Chapters 10, 11, and 12 of a Treatise on the Antiquity of the Common Law (probably by Sir Roger Owen, but not part of the work in the two volumes last above). The 11th chapter: Authors produced that hold that the Conqueror did not establish here the customs of Normandy, but confirmed our English laws. Begins, “ The nature of Truth.”
Folio, paper, 17th century.-A discourse of Laws and Courts of Justice, both ecclesiastical and temporal in the state of Israel and among us. (14 chapters, 111 pages.) After a table and a preface, cap. 1 (p. 23) is headed, Of the virtues and good qualities of the Judges in Israel, and out of what Tribes they were chosen. Begins, “ Whereas it is “ supposed.” The 14th chapter is headed, The reformation of ecclesiastical law intended by Henry VIII. and pursued by Edward VI., appointing 32 Commissioners for it, &c.
Folio, paper, 17th century.-Three volumes of copies of inrolments of warrants of the Chief Justices in Eyre.
Vol. 1. 1631-1634 ) Henry, Earl of Holland, was Chief Vol. 2. 1634-1637) Justice in Eyre.
Vol. 3. 1672-1683. The Duke of Monmouth, Lord Fauconberg, and Lord Chesterfield were Chief Justices.
The 3rd volume has an index. Folio.-William Hudson's Treatise on the Star Chamber. - Ends in the middle of the 20th consideration.
Another copy, ending in the middle of the 21st consideration (of part 3).
Another copy, ending with the 26th consideration : “ Of “ bill of Revivor.” (A quotation from Bracton at the end.) This copy is the best, and is perfect. The work is printed in the Collectanea Juridica.”
Folio, paper.—Isaac Cotton's Treatise on the Star Chamher :-and William Hudson's Treatise on the Star Chamber. In the last, the 26th consideration is called the 27th. Cotton's work has not, I think, been printed.
Folio, paper, 17th century.-Extracts from the Coram Rege Rolls; one of Richard I., one of John, and a few of Henry III.; and from fol. 7 to the end (fol. 199), of Edward I., Edward II., and Edward III.
Folio, paper, 17th century.-Cases in the Common Bench. Mich. Term, 38 Hen. VIII.
Fol. 5. Pasch., Hil. and Mich., 3 Ed. VI.
Two leaves containing a reading of Mr. Thorneton, of Lincoln's Inn, on the Statute providing a remedy for copyholders touched by reason of forged Rolls or writings.
Large folio, paper, 16th century. (About 80 leaves.)Reports in French of law cases in 30, 31, and 32 Elizabeth : beginning in Hilary Term. The first sentence is, “Le " sergent al hault Chanceller d'Angleterre covient d'at“ tendre."
Folio, paper, end of 16th century. (137 leaves.)- Reports in French of law cases in 32–33 and 33–34 Elizabeth, beginning in Hilary Term, 32–33 Eliz. The first words are, “ Bank le Roy. Daniel de Gray's Inn."
Folio. (167 leaves.)--Reports of law cases in 33, 28, 37, 38, 39, and 40 Elizabeth. Parch. 33 Eliz:, begins with Sir Francis Englefield's case.
Folio. (129 leaves.)-Reports from Hil. 34 to Hil. 36 Elizabeth. Hil. 34 Eliz, begins with the case of Butler v. Baker.
Thin folio. (25 leaves.)-- Reports in Easter, Trinity, and Hilary Terms, 34 Elizabeth. The first case is Prohibition.
MARQUIS OF BATU.
Thick folio.- Reports in Easter and Trinity Terms, 43 Elizabeth. (54 leaves.)
2. Reports from Hilary Term, 37 Elizabeth, to Michael mas, 38 and 39 Elizabeth. (201 leaves.)
Between the two sets of reports is a report in English of the case of Balthasar Hangis v. John Whiskard (Trespass) in 36 Elizabeth.
Folio. (104 leaves).-Reports of Cases in 3rd and 2nd James I., and a few temp. Elizabeth.-On a fly-leaf is written, “ Reports de Mr. Sydnie.”
Folio. (95 leaves.)– Reports in 39 to 42 Elizabeth.
Folio. (About 140 leaves.)— Reports in K.B., in 42-45 Elizabeth.
Folio. Reports in K.B., Mich.2 to Trin., 7 James I.
Folio. (55 leaves).-Reports in C.B., Mich. and Hil., 2 James I.
These are said to be “of the report of Mr. Sidnie.”
Folio. (33 leaves.)— Reports in Easter, Trinity, and Michaelmas Terms, 3 James I.
Folio. (54 leaves.)-Reports in K.B. in Michaelmas and Hilary Terms, 6 James I. The four terms in the 7th year, and Easter and Hilary Terms in the 8th year of James I. _Folio. (92 leaves.)—Reports in K.B., in Michaelmas Term in the 20th, to Hilary Term in the 22nd James I.
Folio. (309 leaves.) — Reports in K.B., in Michalmas Term in the 26th to Michaelmas Term in the 28th Charles II.; and a table of cases.
Folio, paper, 17th century.— Transcript of the Latin treatise on the Exchequer, attributed to Gervase of Tilbury.
Folio.-Extracts from Records in the Tower of London concerning the Exchequer. (69 leaves.) 11 Hen. III. to 23 Hen. VI.-But after Edward III, there is only one extract, temp. Richard II., and one temp. Hen. VI.--Alt but two of the extracts are certified by W. Ryley.
Thick folio, 17th century.-Extracts from the l'lea Rolls, temp. Hen. III.
Recepta Scaccarii Coram Rege, 3 and 4 Edw. I.
More extracts from the Rolls all through the reign of Edw. I.
Folio.-Reports of various Cases, temp. Elizabeth. But Shelley's case is in English.
Folio. (27 leaves.)--Reports, in French, of Cases in the Queen's Bench, temp. Elizabeth; viz., Trin., 17th; Easter, 24th ; Easter, 25th ; Michaelmas, 27th-28th ; Hilary, Michaelmas, and Easter, 23th ; Michaelmas, 28th-29th; Trinity, 29th ; Trinity and Hilary, 30th ; Easter, Trinity, and Michaelmas, 31st.
Folio. (212 leaves.)- Reports in the Queen's Bench, 37-41 Elizabeth.
Folio. (99 leaves.) -Reports in the Exchequer, 42 and 43 Elizabeth. The second Case is Corbet's (perpetuities). There are a few notes of Star Chamber cases.
Folio.-Reports in the Exchequer, Michaelmas Term, 3 James I.; Michaelmas, 6 James I.; Hilary, 6 James I.; and Trinity, 7 James I. Some cases in the Court of Wards, 7 James I. Long Case of the Auditors of the Court of Wards. One case in the Exchequer, 11 James 1.
Folio. (19 leaves.)–Cases in the Court of Wards, 8 James I.
A common-place book of Law, alphabetical, F to M. (In 12mo.)
Folio. A common-place book of law in French. Only a few subjects.
Folio, paper, 17th century.-Curia Comitis Marescalli, Begins « Roger le Bigot or Bigod, Earl of Norfolk & “ Marshal of England, made R. le Bigod his nephew his “ attorney.”—There are many citations from the Close and Patent Rolls; and precedents and cases.
Heraldry, 8c. Folio, paper, 16th century.—Creations of Nobility in the several reigns from the Conquest to 1580. Ends with the suinmons of Frederick Lord Windsor on his attaining the age of 21 years. At the beginning are three or four shields of arms. At the end is the inscription “Lacie D'Oyley " 1700, cost 8s. 6d.”
Folio, paper, 16th century.- Nic. Upton de Militari Officio. (This work was printed fol. Lond. 1654.)
2. De Insignibus et Armis quæ rex portat in vexillo et clipeis. Ends “in rubro et nigro. Et sic finis tractatus “ dicti Roberti." (9 pp.) The King of Bohemia the author his Arms, viz, a red lion with 2 tails in a red field.
3. Summa brevissima Johannis. 7 pp (Autographs of Glover and Spelman,
Rubrics and Chapters) “ Pour ce que hardiment.” Ends Maror “ de le temps très ancien."
OF BATI. 2. Eight lines addressed to Queen Eleanor on her entering Rouen. Begin “ Paix et honneur sainte joye et liesse
Sans los et pris vertu bien ordonnée
A la très haulte et excellent princesse, &c.” Then, A contemplation. 1st part, on adversity, and grief, and joy, present and to come. 2nd part, by way of disposition for an honourable and due reception, and the cther will conclude on a little gratuity and presentation. (72 pp.)
Accordingly, the 2nd part is by way of address to the Queen on behalf of the inhabitants of Rouen ; and at the end, presenting the gift.
3. Copy of Deliberation of the Estates of the Kingdom of France when King was taken prisoner (18 pp.). It begins “ Coppie. Comme nostre tres chere, &c.” Ends “se “ le dit consent ne luzy dounassent."
Folio, vellum, 15th century,—The Romance of Hector and Othea by Chrestien de Pisa; translated into English by Stephen Scrope son-in-law to Sir John Falstaff.
Preface begins" Noble and worshipfull among the ordre “ of chevalrie.” Text begins “ Othea, of prudence named Godesse
That setteth goode in worthynesse,
To the Hector noble. ..." Ends “There where Othea seith that she hath written "i to him on C. auctorites. ... To this purpose the wise “men seith.” (It is a mixture of verse and prose.)
2. A poem to Love which the Mistress likened to a tree in various seasons. (20 leaves.) (The first leaf is absent.) Begins “These be the diue techynges expresse
The which giveth eche state worthines :
What that love doth in his first takyng.”
Large folio, paper, 15th century (the first and last leaf of each quire are vellum).-Bochas' fall of Princes, by John . Lydgate. The first page is surrounded by a border: in the top right hand corner are the Arms of France and England quarterly : the supporters are erased. In the shield at the bottom left corner are the Arms of King's College, Cambridge sketched in; the Arms in bottom right corner have been erased..
At the end of the poem. “Woordes of the translator unto “ his hook at the last eend.”
With letters and levis go litil book tremblyng (two stanzas of eight lines each).
Then come three stanzas of eight lines each.
Laureate poetis which had sovereynte.”
Who wil encres by vertu must ascende." Folio, vellum, 15th century. - Roman de Tristan. A huge volume, imperfect at the end.
Folio, paper, A.D. 1547.-Gawin Douglas's translation of Virgil's Æneid.-A note at the end says that the book with the prologue was written by Henry Aytoun, notary public, and ended 20th Nov. 1547. The prologue is of 7 leaves.
Folio, paper, 16th century.—The Temple of Glasse, by
The Sege of Thebes ; by John Lydgate.
(On the 9th leaf of this is written by the hand of Richard, Duke of Gloucester, afterwards King Richard III., “tant le desieree. R. Gloucestre.")
The Order how a Jentylman husher shall serve hys greit master in doynge the sarvyse for the afternoon. (2 pp.)
Another half page of the saine sort in a later hand.
Part of a poetical version of the Bible (81 leaves), beginning in Exodus.
" Thre monethes theym hym hyd and longer they durst noght abyde,
But in a case hym did and layd hym by the see syde.” (3 leaves.)
Then follows Liber Numeri.-It ends with Judith.
De matre cum vii pueris. (4 leaves.) Begins, “ Of farly faire who so wille finde in forine fadres is faire to rede."
Suall folio, paper, 15th century. The outside leaves of each quire are vellum. This volume contains Minor poems of Lydgate and Chaucer. Sixteen leaves are wanting, con
Poetry and Romance, Folio, vellum, 15th century.-Le livre ues fais darmes et de Chevalerie. (4 books.) Begins (after a table of
taining, as appears by the table of contents, The Flower and the leaf,* and part of the Complaint of Mars, of which only the last 32 stanzas are here.
The Declaration of deth of pite.
The complaint of Annelada against Arcile, the fals Theban Knight. (43 stanzas.)
Begins, “O thou fers god of Armes the rede,”
Ends, " That shapen was as ye may plainly here."
Begins, “ In the first weke of the seison of May,”
Ends, “That to all he desires he may attayne.” La belle dame sans mercy. The chorle and the birde. Envoy of 8, beginning, “Go little quayer.” Folio, paper, 15th century.—The 'l'emple of Glasse. Quarto, paper, 17th century:-Poems by various authors.
“ .... and with you bring along." (Three verses of eight, by A. Cowley.)
Æneas and Dido, translated out of the 4th book of Virgil (by Mr. Godolphin). Begins “ Mean while the Queen fanning a secret fire.
In her own breast resolves a deep desire." Poem by Edmund Waller on the Admirall taking and destroying the Spanish silver fleet.
Verses to Cowley on his Davideis, by Lord Brohill (Broghill):-and return verses by Cowley.
Two other poems by Waller. Folio, paper, 17th century.-Adversaria by William Burton (the Antiquary, and master of the free Grammar School at Kingston-on-Thames). This was probably a Collection for his Commentary on the Itinerary of Antoninus. The examples are chiefly from Strabo, Casaubon, Meursius, Heinsius, and Camden: and all relate to this country.
Quarto, paper, 17th century.-Copies of English and Latin poems, chiefly in W. Burton's handwriting. Some are Burton's own compositions. The volume contains a Latin letter to Dr. Wats, and a Latin letter to Clement Barkesdale with a Latin poem.
Folio, paper, 17th century.-Miscellaneous English and Latin prose and poetry, in Burton's handwriting about 12 or 14 leaves). One of the poems is on the death of Ed. Vaughan, May 14, 1637 by Alex. Gil.
Quarto, paper, 17th century—Miscellanea, by Sir Thomas Higgins, of Grewell, Co. Hants, Envoy to Saxony and afterwards Ambassador to Vienna.
Copy of Latin letter by William, Archbishop of Canter. bury, to the University of Oxford, with a present of books. Dated Lambeth, 30th Oct. 1640 : and the reply by the University, dated 9th Nov. 1640. · My speech at the Investiture of the Elector of Saxe in the Palace of Dresden, on Easter Tuesday, 1669.
.Folio, paper.-Entry book of Henry Gold, County Clerk, for the Hundred of Ilchester, Co. Somerset, of Actions brought in the township of the same Hundred, 1629-1650.
Several Longleat Household Accounts, from the middle of the 16th to the end of the 17th century.- Accounts for the building of Longleat; wages to workmen, &c.
One in 1673 (and probably others) contains the names of the Visitors to the House.
Begins " Hic humilis dives res mira pote ns pius ultor.” MARQUIS Foi. 30. De pressura Angliæ.
OF BATI. Fol. 34. Exitus libri (in red). Oratio Henrici ; in five hexameters. (Autograph of Hen. Spelman.)
Then come Decreta Willelmi Regis qui Angliam conquisivit. Hic intimatur quod Willelmus Rex Anglorum cum principibus suis constituit post conquestum Anglie. (Epitome and heads) followed by
Leges Edwardi Regis quas in Anglia tenuit et que Willelmus heres et cognatus ejus postea confirmavit.- Post acquisitionem Anglie Willelmus (in his 4th year had the laws collected). Then come the laws, beginning with “De clericis “ et possessionibus eorum, Omnes clericus. . . . (32 leaves.)
Extracts from other histories about the laws (Latin).
Quomodo Sancta Margareta mater David regis Scotorum, &c. Begins “ Iste vero prefatus Edmundus."
History and genealogy of the Dukes of Normandy. (Latin.)”
Summa magistri Guydonis de competenti dictamine. (75 leaves in double columns). Begins “ Quasi modo geniti “ infantes lac concupiscentes.”
Cap. 1. De viciis expetendis et virtutibus inferendis.
On the inter-relations of different classes. Forms of letters to and from divers persons, and harangues : ending with “ Arengua pacis."
Folio. Accounts of Baron Gregorie and Sir Thomas Thynne, as executors of the will of Frances, Duchess Dowager of Somerset.—1674, July 2, Inventory, &c. (36 pp.). The total was 32,4011, 178. lld.—To her estate are devoted 288 pp.
Small octavo, 13th century. (30 leaves of thick parchment.)
Versus Cenom' episcopi de Roma.
Small quarto, vellum, 15th century. Latin ; wanting the beginning and end.—Opinions of Jews, Persians, and Indians on the various parts of the body, on men and women, on the earth, fountains, &c. (About 60 leaves.)
Quarto, vellum, 15th century.--That the inner having of a man schuld be lyke unto the outer.
Begins, “Gentle sister in Jhu Christ, pray that in the "callynge."
Ends. “ Has the sta ..... contemplatif. Ye grace of “ our Lord ..... Criste be withe you. Amen." (89 chapters.)
Quarto, vellum, end of 13th century.--A collection of .
De appellis. Begins, “ Appellum est querela hommis “ facta." (10 pp.)
De feodis Regis. Begins, “ Inquiratur in itinere justi“ ciariorum de ecclesiis cathedralibus.” Ends with the article “ Item de forstallariis et capientibus carectas ad “ opus Regis.”
Folio, paper, 17th century.--Negociations de M. le Marechal de Bassompierre envoyé Ambassadeur en Angleterre, 1626. After the Marshal's letter to Buckingham (by order of the King), 8th Jan. 1627, are Propositions which the King ordered to be made in England by M. du Moulin.
Folio, paper, 17th century.-Memoire des Ambassadeurs ordinaires et extraordinaires, nonces, residens on gentilhommes envoyés, venus en France de la part du Pape, de l'Empereur, des Roys, &c. depuis le 20 Feb. 1634, jusqu' au mois de May 1639; avec les memoires baillez. (72 leaves.)
Miscellaneous. Quarto, 13th century. Miscellaneous extracts from the Classics.
Folio, paper. The Character of a Trimmer by Sir William Coventry. (This has been printed.)
Small folio, vellum, 14th century.-After four French verses, come 28 moral rules in Latin, from various authors : each followed by four (the last two by more) lines of French verse in illustration, viz. :Syrak. Non te pigeat visitare infirmos, &c.
Ne lessez pas de visiter
En lamour douz Jhu Crist. 2. Ysagoge in moralem philosophiam. Begins “Moralium “ dogma philosophorum per multa dispersa volumina." Extracts from various authors (chiefly Cicero) on moral subjects. De Honesto, De prudentia, De justitia, &c.
Fol. 21. Incipiunt sententie philosophorum, begin“ Nulle “ sunt occultiores insidie,” followed by Proverbs in alphabetical order.
Fol. 27. Proverbia Varronis philosophi : mostly in verse (hexameters and pentameters) although written like prose.
Fol. 29. Epitaphium Roberti Episcopi.
• Mr. Furnivall says that no manuscript of this poem is known to exist.
There are particular notices of the ceremonies with which memorandum in Coventry's handwriting accompanies. they were received, and of the points of Etiquette. England of certain terms for the French King.- Spain, May is mentioned in the Table (of 4 leaves), but I did not see it 1677 to 1st May 1679. The letters are addressed to Sir in the text.
W. Godolphin and Sir Henry Goodrich : the last letter is Folio, paper (about 52 leaves).--Expenses attending Sir to Mr. Brisbane, in cipher. B. Whitelocke's Embassy to Sweden, between the date Vol. X., Portugal. "21st Dec. 1674 to 5th April 1680. of the embarkation, 5th November 1653, and 23rd June addressed to Mr. Parry, Consul at Lisbon. 1654.
The Plantations (Barbadoes, &c.), Tripoli, Algiers. 21st John Walker was the accountant, and one of his receipts Dec. 1674 to 3rd Sept. 1677, addressed to Sir Jonathan is there.
Atkins (at Barbadoes), Lord Vaughan, Lord Inchiquin, Thick folio, paper.--Memoirs of the Swedish Embassy. and Sir Peter Fairborne (at Tangiers), Sir Henry Morgan By B. Whitelocke. Much of this is in Whitelocke's own (at Jamaica), Mr. Martin (Consul at Algiers), Sir John hand, and much copied from his by an amanuensis. From Worborough, Sir W. Barkeley (Governor of Virginia), Sir this he must have compiled the MS. from which the printed Henry Chicheley, Major Andrews (Governor of New York); work (2 vols. quarto, 1772) was taken, which, however, is the Earl of Carlisle, and others. not in the same words. Moreover, this MS. contains 28 folio volumes, unbound, of papers collected by additional memoranda. But the print has also other addi- Whitelocke. tions. In this original Whitelocke's memoirs are in French Volumes I. to XX. contain papers from 1562 to 1684. and Latin, and a few ciphers. It was, seemingly, the book The other volumes are not marked as dated. I have made kept by Whitelocke while in Sweden, and wherein he set notes of some of the contents. down his notes at once.
Vol. I., 1590. Copy of Queen Elizabeth's Instructions Four volumes, folio.-Commencing with the Commission in a voyage to ascertain what preparations were making by by James I. to Sir Isaac Wake, dated 5th Dec. 1614. Then Spain. follow copies of letters by Sir Isaac Wake, from June 1615 Order of procession at the funeral of Sir Christopher to | Oct. 1623. He was Ambassador to the Court of Hatton. Savoy. He dates from Turin, and the letters are to 1606, Nov. 27. Bond of Thomas Shakespeare of LutterNaunton, Lake, and Calvert.
worth, Co. Leicester, to James Whitelocke for 26s. 8d. Two volumes, folio.-Copies of letters by Sir John 1607. Two papers in the matter of a quarrel between Thynne, Viscount Weymouth, while Ambassador in Swe- Sir W. Pope and Sir David Williams, Judge of the King's den. 15th Jan. 1669 to 30th Dec. 1668. They are mostly Bench, for oppression, &c. of Sir W. Pope at Oxford. addressed to Secretary Morice.
Williams is acquitted. Folio. Project of a Marine Treaty between Charles II. 1615, &c. Papers relating to Sweden. and Muley Ishmael, Emperor of Morocco, in 1687; and 1618, Dec. 21. Copy of letter by Sir R. Naunton to Report in favour of it by the Commissioners of the Navy, (Sir D. Carleton ?), about the States claiming the right of dated 26th Jan. 1684; and 2 pp. of autograph comments fisbing on the coast of England. “The King is angry and on some of the Articles.
“ doth not expect to be taught the laws of Nations by Folio. Copies of Official Letters by Henry Coventry, “ them or their Grotius.” Secretary of State, while Ambassador in Sweden, from Law and other papers by Sir James Whitelocke (1620?). 1 Oct. 1664 to 9th May 1666; chiefly to Secretary MoricePetition of Elizabeth Savery, wife of Robert Savery of and Lord Arlington. The writer was third son of Thomas, Lechlade, Co. Gloucester, to Sir J. Whitelocke and the afterwards Baron Coventry.'
Justices of Assise for the County on behalf of Richard Folio. Copies of official letters by Henry Coventry, Rudson, aged 11 years, charged with stealing a silver while Ambassador at Breda, from May 18 to Sept. 2, 1667. spoon.
Ten volumes folio. Official letters of Henry Coventry, Vol. II. 1621, &c. Papers about Sweden ;-the MerSecretary of State, to several persons. 1672-1680.* *
chant Adventurers ;-the Council of the Marches. Many Vol. I., Jan. 1, 1672, to 10th Jan. 1679. Reversing the papers relating to the Administration of Justice in Wales volume are found some letters from 11th Nov. 1672 to and Chester. (Sir James Whitelocke was Chief Justice of 20th Nov. 1678. This volume is lettered Extraordinary Chester).- Letters by Williams, Bishop of Lincoln.-Papers Correspondence. The letters are miscellaneous and varied. relating to Denmark. On 25th Aug. 1679, in a letter to Mr. Creed, he says in a Vol. III. 1626–1688. Calendars of prisoners for trial at PS., “His Majesty hath had a fitt again this night, but it Northampton, Rutland, Lincoln, the charges against them, “ is gone of with a great sweat, and he is much refreshed and the results. The like for Nottingham, Derby, Leices“ with 2 hours sleep, and is in a good temper.” The ter, Warwick, &c. The gaol of Lancaster (many). letters are mostly dated from Whitehall and Windsor.
(1626?). Letters (by Sir James Whitelocke to his wife); Vol. II., July 1672 to Jan. 1679. Dated mostly from containing News; parliamentary intelligence; ImpeachWhitehall.
ment of Buckingham.-Official letters about Popish ReVol. III. (labelled) Ireland. Oct. 1674 to April 1680. cusants. Abuses in the Court of Common Pleas. For Scotland there are six letters, Nov. 1677 to May 1678.
1627. On a case of Habeas Corpus : Notes of preceThe letters are addressed to the Earl of Essex and the Duke dents, and arguments by Sir James Whitelocke. of Ormonde..
162}, Feb. 7. Decree of Chancery in the case of Sir IV., Denmark. Ist Nov. 1672 to 8-18th Dec. 1676. Arnold Herbert and others v. Laurence Lownes and others, The letters are addressed to the Duke of Richmond, Mr. setting aside certain conveyances obtained by fraud. Henshaw, and Sir Jno, Paull.-Sweden, 1st Nov. 1672 to (1628, March ?). Instructions to Shipwrights sent to 28th Oct. 1678, addressed to Sir Edward Wood.
Virginia to procure masts and ships, timber out of the Vol. V., France and Spain.-France, 17th Sept. 1674 to woods of that country.--Instructions to Captain John 30th April 1677, addressed to Sir William Lockhart, Lord Harvey, Governor there ;-and proposed additions; for Berkeley, Mr. Montague, Mr. Brisban.-Spain, 17th Sept. him to carry on war against the Natives. 1674 to 2nd April 1677, addressed to Sir W. Godolphin. 1628, Nov. Orders set down by the Judges to be
Vol. VI., Italy and Turkey.-Italy, Ist Oct. 1674 to observed by Readers in the Inns of Court, 19th March 1679 (about 40 leaves), addressed to Sir Thomas Vol. IV:—(1629, May). Brief in a case in the Star Higgons, Sir Bernard Gaskins, Mr. Leggatt, and Mr. Chamber against John Selden for intending to further and Soames.— Turkey (10 leaves), 6th Nov. 1674 to 28 Oct. cherish seditious Ruinours against the King by copying 1679, addressed to Sir John Finch. .
and publishing the Proposition, &c. Vol. VII., Holland and Flanders.-Holland, 20th Oct. 1629, Dec. 31. Answer of the States General to the 1674 to 27th Aug. 1679, addressed to Sir W. Temple, the Report of their Commissioners, deputed to confer with Sir Earl of Arlington, Ambassador Hyde, Ambassador Jenkins, Henry Vane about the Amboyna business. and Mr. Sydney (Envoy Extraordinary).–Flanders, 9th (1629). Instructions to Sir Thomas Roe, Ambassador Nov. 1674 to 19th March 1678, addressed to Mr., after
1086, addressed to Mr., after to the King of Poland and other Princes and States in the ward Sir Richard Bulstrode.
ment. (Quære, in re Sir John Eliot.)
to proceed against rioters in the forests of Dean and
Fechenham, yet examined. The contents will, I believe, be found very important, . 1631, Aug. 19. Original Latin letter by Gustavus Adol.
There are at Longleat three large boxes full of Coventry papers, not