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.

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

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

Additional Information

Record Sources

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

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.