MS. Don. e. 247
Summary Catalogue no.: Not in Summary Catalogue (late accession):
Devotional compilation; The Chastising of God's Children. England, mid-15th century.
In 23 long lines to the page; writing area 130 × 80-5 mm.
Written in textura rotunda, probably more than one similar professional hand, although item 3 a single one.
Brown calf, s. xix.
Provenance and Acquisition
Signatures s. xvi/xvii of Sampson ⟨Trallop(?)⟩ (cut off at the page-foot, fol. 31) and Anthonye Trallopp/Trolloppe (fols 50v, 53v) as owner; possibly a Sampson Trollope of Eden Dene, County Durham
17th-century inscriptions, including a ditty ‘The time of youthe sore / I repent ⟨re⟩membering how / I have it spente gree / my Lorde God omnipotent’ tentatively attributed to Sir John Fethy.
Alistair Vane-Tempest-Stewart, 9th Marquess of Londonderry
Sold by his executors, Christie's, 21 May 2014 lot. 11
Acquired by the Bodleian with the assistance of the Friends of the Bodleian.
MS. Don. e. 247, booklet I (fols. 1-14)
Language(s): Middle English
Comprised of excerpts from the Middle English 'IX Points', 'Stimulus amoris' and 'Form of Living, followed by a hortatory conclusion. Printed in full, M. Cré and R. Rohrhofer, 'An introduction to Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Don. e. 247', Journal of the Early Book Society (2018), at 190-208.
Jolliffe I.26, IPMEP 11; final section only
(extracts in English translation)
Excerpt, ed. Ogilivie-Thomson lines 267-486.
Textual divisions usually red-slashed capitals, infrequent red paraph.
MS. Don. e. 247, booklet II (fols. 15-102)
ed. Bazire-Colledge, preceded (fols. 15-17v) by a table of chapters. The text is incomplete, lacking a quire's worth of material after fol. 70 and breaking off incomplete with a catchword in ch. XXVII
Headings in red. Segments introduced by two-line unflourished red lombards. The text is divided by red paraphs, biblical citations underlined in red.
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Last Substantive Revision
2022-10: Revised with reference to Hanna description, sale catalogue and published literature.