A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Eng. poet. c. 3

Summary Catalogue no.: 30516

Middle English verse (binding fragments, 14th-16th cent.)

Contents

For parts 1-3 see also Brown, Register of Middle English Verse, p. 129.

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian Library staff. Previously described in the Summary Catalogue.

MS. Eng. poet. c. 3 - Part 1

Contents

(fol. 1)
Legend of Ipotis

IMEV 220; 62 lines. Text of this fragment printed J. D. Sutton in P.M.L.A. xxxi (1916), 115-17. MS. Rawl. Q. b. 4 (S.C. 16032), fol. 90, is the last 12 lines of text from the same MS.

Language(s): English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: one leaf

History

Origin: English; 14th century, early

MS. Eng. poet. c. 3 - Part 2

Contents

(fol. 2)
Northern Homily Cycle

Parts of homilies for Whitsunday, Whit Monday and Trinity Sunday. IMEV 3592, 289, 2937, 40, 2301.

Language(s): English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: one leaf

Layout

2 cols., 53-54 lines.

History

Origin: English; 14th-15th century

MS. Eng. poet. c. 3 - Part 3

Contents

(fols. 3-5)
South English Legendary

End of St. Stephen (fol. 4r), parts of St. John the Evangelist (fols. 4r-5v, 3r), beginning of St. Thomas Becket (fol. 3r-v). IMEV 3059, 2932, 4171.

Language(s): English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: three leaves

Layout

30-32 long lines.

History

Origin: English; 14th century

MS. Eng. poet. c. 3 - Part 4

Contents

(fols. 6-7)
Parthenope of Blois (Version A)

IMEV 4132. Lines 11919-59 (fol. 6), 11963-12003 (fol. 7), 12010-36, 12039-49 (fol. 7v), 12056-93 (fol. 6v, with beginnings of lines on fol. 7v). Ed. Bodtker, E.E.T.S. extra series CIX, 1912.

Language(s): English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: two strips from a large leaf

Layout

2 cols., c. 44-7 lines.

History

Origin: English; 15th century

Provenance and Acquisition

Fragments from a book given in 1626 to New College by Michael Woodward, B.A. and fellow.

MS. Eng. poet. c. 3 - Part 5

Contents

(fol. 8)
Verses

Inscribed 'Jo. Pernelly', 'haberdasher'. Crum, First Line Index, no. 551.

Language(s): English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: leaf

History

Origin: English; 16th century, middle