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MS. Douce b. 5

Summary Catalogue no.: Not in S.C. (late accession)

Guardbook of fragments

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Francis Douce, 1757-1834

Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1834

MS. Douce b. 5 - Part 1

Contents

(fol.1)
Missal

Fragments, containing portions of the temporale from the third to the fourth and from the eight to the ninth Sundays after Pentecost with (fol. 3) votive masses

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Support: parchment
Extent: two leaves, with contemporary foliation CLIII and CLXI, and a fragment

Layout

2 cols., 32 lines

History

Origin: 14th century ; German

MS. Douce b. 5 - Part 2

Contents

(fol.4)
Lectionary (fragment)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Support: parchment
Extent: part of a leaf

History

Origin: [not specified]

Provenance and Acquisition

‘liber monasterii sancti Godehardi Hildesiens(is)........’ (recto)

MS. Douce b. 5 - Part 3

Contents

(fol.5)
Deed,

concerning the grant to John de Malteby, by John son of Simon and Sybil his wife, of the manor of West Beckham (Westbecham), dated Norwich, 1312

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Support: parchment

History

Origin: 1312 ; English, Norfolk

MS. Douce b. 5 - Part 4

Contents

(fol.6)
Breviary (leaf from a portable breviary containing part of the office of Sts. Peter and Paul)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Support: parchment
Extent: part of a leaf

History

Origin: 14th century ; French

MS. Douce b. 5 - Part 5

Contents

(fol.8)
Rubric: chapiteau du chapitre de St. Georges

Sent to Douce by [A?] Prevost, of Rouen, 1826

Language(s): French

Physical Description

Support: unknown

History

Origin: 1826

MS. Douce b. 5 - Part 6

Contents

(fol.10)
Poems

Sixteen quatrains on death

Incipit: Estime qui voudra la mort espóuvantable
Language(s): French

Physical Description

Support: parchment

History

Origin: 17th century

MS. Douce b. 5 - Part 7

Contents

(fol.19)
Poems

Eight elegiacs, written in the same hand as part 6

Incipit: Paupertas pacem, dat opes pax, copia luxum
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Support: parchment

History

Origin: 17th century

MS. Douce b. 5 - Part 8

Contents

(fol.19v)
Poems

Three stanzas, the first of eight, the second and third of nine lines

Incipit: De ce sublime esprit dont ton orgueil se pique
Language(s): French

Physical Description

Support: parchment

History

Origin: 17th century

MS. Douce b. 5 - Part 9

Contents

(fol.23)
Petition,

to the Duke of Buckingham, warden of the Cinque Ports by his chaplain, John Symmys, vicar of Westerham, Kent, complaining of assault by William Weevare

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Support: parchment

History

Origin: c. 1450-60 ; English

MS. Douce b. 5 - Part 10

Contents

(fol.24)
Drawing of Cicero,

with an elegiac couplet similar to those found in Icones 24 priorum imperatorum … qui visuntur in horto Tabrotiano, Lingonis, 1592, and a scroll with the words ‘Bernard Cousin m'a fait l'an 1590’.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Support: parchment

History

Origin: c. 1590

Provenance and Acquisition

Fly leaf of E. Tabourot's copy of J. Mazochius, Illustrium Imagines (Douce I. 207)

Additional Information

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian library staff