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123, 139-

Contents :

Glossa super Psalmos.

Prologue (initial cut out) Cum omnes prophetas . . . . f. i

The names of the sources of the gloss are written in red in the

margins.
The beginning of the text of the Psalter is gone. The first

remaining verse is: Neque habitabit iuxta te (Ps. v. 4).
There are other important lacunae from xlv. 9 to Ixviii. 11, portions

of Ixix., from Ixxiv. 1 to Ixxxiii. q, from cvi. 29 to cxviii. •22, from

cxix. 137 to cxxiv. 6 and all after cxxxv. 6.

The first Psalm in each Nocturne (and also Ps. li (probably)
and ci) had pictured initials which have been cut out.



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7. Haenel 2. C. M. A. 2180. 7.

Vellum, 12^ X 8^, ff. 185, 54 lines to a page. Cent, xiv late, in
an ugly current hand.

From Christ Church, Canterbury, to which it was given in 1384
by Prior Thomas Chillenden (d. 141 1). A list of his books
appears in Litterae Cantuarienses, Rolls Series III. 121, but I do
not think this appears. It was given many years before he died.

See my Ancient Libraries of Canterbury and Dover, p. 512.

Collation : i^^ 2* (4 cane.) 3'- (+ i) 4'' S^^ 6'^ 7" %'"' (i cane.) 9' 10"
(I cane.) II" (14 cane.) I2''^ (+1) 13^2 141" 158-17" 18* (i left) 19
(wants 10).

Contents :

1. Apparatus lohannis (Andreae) super Sextum . . . f. i
Fundamentaconclus...cardinalis in uerciculo ecclesia. Ecclesia

est duas habens.
Ends f. 137 : temerarius violator hoc libro.
Expl. apparatus VI libri decretalium compositus et glosatus per

venerabilem dominum Johannem Monachi tituli sanctorum

Marcellini et Petri presbiteri cardinalis a.d. millesimo cc.

xcviii°.
Istud reportorium fuit datum per d. tliomam chillindene

venerabilem doctorem in decretis monachi ecclesie Christi

cantuarie a. d. millesimo ccc. lxxxiiii°.

2. Table in double columns with prologue

quum omnes materias.
Imperfect, ending in letter q. Then follows a fragment of a
similar table.



8. C. M. A. 2179. 6.

Paper, 11^ x 8|, fif. 130 + 4, 34 lines to a page. Cent xiv late,
clearly written.

At top of f. I (xv) :

Repertorium imperfectum.

At the end on a black ground is a crescent ermine and a
Maltese cross above. It has been conjectured that the book is one
of those given to the College by Bp Bateman, either the Repertorium
Tusculani or the Liber Concordantiarum Biblie magnus et pulcher
or the Liber Concordantiarum Biblie minor et portabilis.



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At the end are 4 leaves of a vellum MS. (part of the third book
of the Decretals, containing the beginning of the book): of cent, xiii
in double columns.

Collation: (ist quire gone), i^'' (wants 1-3) 2^2-1 1^^ (wants 12)
[quires gone] 12^^ a^

Contents :

Repertorium (alphabetical, of topics treated in the Bible).
Begins imperfectly

undantis ad animorum irrigacionem.
The first complete article is Castitas

Felix castitas que habet decorari speciositatis.
There is a gap between S and X.
Ends with Zona

Ista zona nos dignetur cingere Christus dei filius benedictus qui
cum patre et sp. s. unus verus deus uiuit et regnat in sec. sec.
Amen. Explicit.
One blank leaf.

9. ? Haenel 12.

Vellum, I if X 8-8^, ff. 60, double columns of 62 lines. Cent, xiii
late, in a neat small hand. 2 fo. non est mea.

On f. I (xvi) :

Sub : de : Ro : Le : Le : (?).
J. h.

Collation: i« 2^ 3* (wants i, 2) 4^ 5» 6"-' (8 cane.) f 8^ (wants 8).

Contents :



Inc. Breton liber primus de Juribus Anglie ....

Cum a iusticia quasi a quadam fonte omnia iura emanant
videamus quid sit iusticia.
Lib. 11, f. 8. Lib. ni, f. n. Lib. iv, f. l^b. Lib. v, f. 11.

Lib. VI, f. 30. Lib. vn, f. 42. No other books are marked.
Ends imperfectly f. 60^ in a section beginning
Dilatorie autem sunt exceptiones.



10- Haenel i6.

Paper and vellum, 1X^x8^ ff. 162 + 8, 34 lines to a page.
Cent. XV, in a clear foreign hand. Written at Bruges.

Belonged to Robert Hare whose name is on f. i of text.



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Collation: a" (i, 6 vellum: i stuck to cover) i' - 5^^ 6" 'j^'^-\t^^'^
14^ b^ (vellum : 2 stuck to cover).

Inside the cover on the first vellum flyleaf are the names of the
nine Worthies (les neuf preu.x) and those of the nine Unworthies ;
the latter I have not met elsewhere.

Noueni probi.

fuit ante aduentum Christi.



Pagfani



Judei



Cristiani



Tres pagani



/Hector

.^Alexander magnus
(Julius Cesar
(Josue
/Dauid

(Judas Machabeus
(Arturas

.^Karolus magnus
(Godefridus de buUene



fuit post aduentum Christi.



m


c. Ixix. ann


ii=


Ixxxix. ,,


xviij.


m.


vii'=. Ixxii. ,,


m.


J)


c.


Ixxix. ,,


v=


XXX. ,,


viiiS „


m.


Ixxxxix. ,,



Nouem improbi.

/Chaym /loram

^Nero Judei /leroboam

(Pylatus JAchab



^Judas scharioth
Christian! Jiulianus apostata
(Barrabo mediolani



There are also memorial verses on the nine worthies and four
distichs on the Fathers of the Church.

On f. ii. Pitagorica precepta (6) Languor a corpore etc.
Enigmata Aristotelei (9) Stateram ne insilias.

Septem miracula muntli. Conseruatio statuarum omnium gentium Rome.
On f. ii b. Nomina septem sapientum grecie, with verses.

De philosophorum quorundam dictis elegantibus (9).
On f. iii. Artium primi cultores.

On f. iii b. Versus xii sapientum de M. Tullio Cicerone.

On f. ivi^. Oracio d. Philippi Burgundie ducis post subjugationem Luxemburg! facta
legatis Guillermi ducis Saxonie (1443)

Vous auez oy ce que mon Chancelier a dit.
On f. V a. Sextus papa quartus. Dilectis filiis Rectori et uniuersitati studio

generalis louanien. leodien. et ypre{n)sis.
On f. V b. Lestat du Roy.

Metra descripta in pirone Brugensi translata manu violenta a ciuitate
Leodiensi (6).
On f. vi a. Vaticinium Hermerici.

Onf. vi^. Date of creation (in verse) 4880 B.C., of the Flood, of Abraham, of
the Birth of Christ.
Anno gr. d. I. C. m°. cccc°. Ixx". quando fuerunt hec metra pretacta
inscripta steterat niundus anni vi". vi^. Ixix.
Charm. Est mala mors capta dum dicitur Ananizapta
Ananizapta ferit mortem dum ledere querit
Ananizapta dei sit medicina mei.



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Contents :

Ymago mundi per Vincentium ordinis predicatorum . . . f. i
Deus ante omnem diem duo creauit.
Goes down to 1270 A.D. ending f. 158.

seriatim duximus hie ponenda.
f. 158*. Epithaphium d. Philippi Burgondie etc.

Jan fu ne de Phelippe qui de Jan Roy fu filz

Per d. Ep. Tornacensem.
Idem pro gallicam ignorantibus.

Johannes Philippo Philippus a rege
Hoc Philippus ego mortis tentus lege

Tristi corde citi lacrimas date pro duce Viti. 1467.
De Bragmannis . ■ . . • . ■ • • ■ '59*
Bragmanni quasi philosophi

— De moribus istorum Bragmannorum ponit eciam brito in
prologum biblie super epistolam b. Jeronimi.
Manlio Torquato Flaccus de vite humane breuitate per compara-

tionem temporis hec ......... 102

Diffugere niues etc.

Ad beatissimam V. Mariam . . . . . . ■ • 162/'

O que pulcra polo residere maria probaris.
Arnulphus de Palude super consolarione vij aut viij annorum.
Incipit tium (? vaticinium) ab anno millesimo cccc. sexagesimo quarto 163
Prelia magnatum video cum sanguinis undis.
13 lines. Then

Leuam dextra timet septentrio preualet Austro.
Epytaphium Leonardi Aretini ab Enea slluio .... 163

Hie Leonarde jaces Aretine gloria gentis.
A prophecy headed

Grandeuus ac Octogenarius Astronomus de Alcaria Judeus natus
sed quidem baptisatus Alfonsus fernans Rodie habitans suis in
judiciis ac pronosticationibus anni domini millesimi cccc.
octuagesimi que sequuntur inseruit ...... 163 b

Verses. Visio sit victus. laus labor. lumen amictus . . . 164
Sunt tua tedia lis et inedia fraus mulierum
Sunt tua gaudia pax sapiencia copia rerum.
Epytaphium Turci anno 1482.

Qui vici innumeros populos tot regna tot urbes
Solus et immensi qui timor orbis eram, etc.
Dum indulta fuit treuga inter Ludouicum francie Regem et Carolum
Burgondie etc. ducem tercia Nouembris a. d. millesimo quadrin-
gentesimo septuagesimo secundo Reges et principes subscriptos
ut suos confederatos expressit Idem Dux Burg, quos et sub dicta
treuga voluit comprehendi.
(List follows.)



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11. Haenel 13, 14.

Paper, 11^x8^, ff. 139, 33 lines to a page. Cent, xv, well
written.

On f. I : 2 fo. et in thesauros.

Liber Roberti Hare, 1565.

The latter leaves rather obscured by damp at top.
Collation: \^ (wants i) 2^ f" 4''» s^f^ (wants i6) 6" (wants 4-6).

Contents :

I. Selections from the Epistles of Peter of Blois . . . . f. i
Hie sunt quedam electa de epistolis Petri Blesensis et non sunt

epistole integre.
Inc. prologus in epistolis petri blesensis Batholonensis Archidiaconi.
Magnifico domino h. del gratia illustri regi Anglie.
The next is

Consolacio super morte filii.
After no. 184 at f. iiii'"< xv {95),
no. 185. Hie sunt aliqua electa de libro P. blesensis de amicicia

Christiana et dileccione del et proximi.
Inc. prol. Quoniam diminute sunt ueritates.
The extracts de Caritate seu dileccione del begin on f. c.
no. 186. Hie sunt aliqua electa de libro P. Blesensis Contra per-

fidiam Judeorum. quere epistolam de hoc supra que sic incipit.

querela in Uteris tuis ......... cxiii b

Propositi nostri est non intexere de sancta trinitate.

Ends f. 128: ieronimus in Ep. ad paulinum super librum geneseos

vi f. Expl. libellus contra perfidiam Judeorum.

187. Sermo de omnibus Sanctis ....... cxxviii

Mirabilis deus in Sanctis suis in psalmo. Deus qui in se est

mirabilis.

188. Innocentius IIII"^ vmiuersitati fratrum minorum . . . cxxix
Et si animarum affectantes profectus

— datum Neapoli. xi Kal. December pontificatus nostri
Aimo xii.
Declaracio domini pape Clementis pape iiii'' .... cxxx
(To the Franciscans.)

Priuilegium Martini pape iiii" concessum fratribus minoribus . cxxx b
Litera directa regi Francie pro ecclesia Carnotensi . . . cxxx b
Nicholaus episcopus etc. venerabilibus fratribus Archiep. Senonensi

et Ep. Autisiodorensi etc. Querelam grauem uenerabilis ecclesie

Carnotensis audiuimus.
Ends f. 134 a. Datum rome ap. s. mariam maiorem xiiii Kal. Apr.

pontificatus nostri anno secundo.

Tabula Epistolarum Petri Blesensis cxxxiv b

In double columns.



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Instructio ad prelatum qualiter debeat preesse . . . . f. 137
Uocauit te nobilis ecclesia Carnotensis de subdito in prelatum.
Ends f. 139 a : sermo adulatoris est longe a sacro eloquio alienus.

Explicit,
f. 139^ blank.

12. BoETHius ETC. IN French. Haenel 6.

Vellum and paper, ii by 7f , fif. 146, in double columns of 48 lines
and 36 in the latter part of the volume. Cent, xv early (1406?).
At the top of f. I is :

Roberti Hare, 1551.

On f 145 b is :

Ce liure appartient a noble damoyselle mademoiselle de quiercheuille qui le trouuera
cy luy Rende

and on 146 at top :

memoire o^e sur ce liure Jay preste (en bailie added) neuf solz *pad a *(?parisis).

Quiercheville may probably be Querqueville on the N. coast of
the Dep' of Manche.

Collation: a» V., b'« (wants two : 6, 7, 8, 14 V., 2-6, 9-13 P.) c^^
(1,9, 10, 18 v., 2-8, 11-17 P.) di« (as c) ei8 (as c) i'^ (i, 11, 12, 22 V.,
rest P.) g^*" (wants 9, 10 : 9 replaced by a leaf from quire b : outer
and middle sheets V., rest P.) h^" (wants 25 blank : outer and middle
sheets V., rest P.). One leaf of b is now bound after f 106 : I find
no trace of a lost leaf in the 1st half of b : but it must have had
16 leaves.

The hand is not pretty, but is legible. The volume is very
copiously illustrated, and in a very curious way. There are two
sets of pictures : the one illustrates the text, the other consists of a
series of full-page pictures (in nearly all cases) which are appropriate
only to a religious book, and as I take it, must be copied from a
Psalter. Psalters usually had a series of preliminary paintings
illustrating the Life of Christ, and the principal Saints.

All these pictures are by the same hand. They are extremely
roughly drawn and coloured, almost no gold is used. The originals
were probably very fine.

In describing the book I will take the literary contents first and
then give a list of the illustrations.

At the top of f \b is the title :

Boesce de consolation. La chastelaine de Vergy. la regale du monde.



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Then six lines alternately in red and black :

Cy comence vn liure notable
Qui est a ouir delitable
Pour auoir en sey pascience
Et est de exellente science
Dentendement soubtil et fort
Nommey boece de confort.

Le prologue :

Celuy qui hien bat lez buissons
Est dignes dauoir lez moissons.
Je repute lengin pour vil
Qui est de luy cler et soubtil.

Other MSS. of this version (which is wrongly ascribed to
Charles of Orleans) in England are Bodl. Douce 298 (xiv), Brit.
Mus. Royal 20. A. 19'.

The translator says the book had been already done into
French :

Translatay le trouuai en prose

mais mo«lt me sembloit rudde chose

Selon ce que la grant matiere

Est haulte et de noble mistere

Et si laissoit le translateur

Souuent lentente de lacteur

Ausy saulue sa reuerence

laissa assez de la sentence

car trop bref en aucuns Hex fu

Et en aucuns trop superflu

Especiaulment au plus grief

Aux raeitres qui sont fort et bref

Car du tiers du quart et du quint

Translater pen de compte tint

Les flables sans plus exeptees

Que trouuai assez translatees

longuement et en faulx francois

dont le corrige mainte fois

Et en xl. lieux ou plus

passa com oisel sur festus

Et souuent iiii. ou vi. foilles

laissa sans exposer les

mais puis que ie en tout refait

Je trouuai que lauoit extrait

molt bien maistre Jehan de cis

fors que es meitres fu cy p«ssis

^ On the authorship and on other manuscripts see Delisle in BiiL de Vlicole des
Charles 1873, p. 21.



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que nuiz hons ne les entendroit
Qui aillieui-s ne lez attendroit

Et sur le quint liure darrain
de matiere et stille haultain
J. petit prologue fait ay
pour moy excuser car de vray
Nuls hons qui na engin diuin
ne peust comprendre le latin
dont encore se doibt maires fier
de tel romant romancier.

Jay de cuer et corps ap«stey
En meitre translater affin
Que Charles qui a estey
Souef noury nommey delphin,
En sa nouuelle maieste
ne soit a couroux trop enclin
Quant voit son peuple molestai
de la baniere anti^^rsstin

Principament ai fait pour lui

Et pour tous notre amis de france

Qui sent prins robbe et bany

Or ouez le comencement.

In alternate lines of red and black :

f. ^b. Icy fine du translateur

Ly prologues et puis lacteur

Boece le tresuaillant homme

Fait son liure coment de rome

Fust bany par maluaise enuie

Dont ne se desespera mie

Mais en ot tousoir pacience

Or ouez son liure commence,
f. 3. Cy commence le liure boece de consolacion contenant -v liures.
Le premier meih'e du prevder liure.

Et premierement le premier liure qui commence par meitre et puis sensuit la
prose et tout ainsy iusque a la fin.

Chancons Jadiz souloie fer«

Quant le stude estoit en ces flours

las or suy co«trai«s au contraire

de plaindre mez tristrez doulors.

Book I ends on f. 13:

Et la memorie tout oublie.

Explicit liber boecii manlii seuerini patricii proconsulis anicii de consolacione
philosophic primus quem scripsit G. dictus lanielle.



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Balade :

Qui sez besongnes veiilt bzVn faire
Selon le temps horecourt.
Ends. Deuiengnet malades dez ma««s

dont souuent cliient en dures mains.

Three pages of pictures follow.

f. J. (Liber II.)

Apres ce que philosophic
Ot dit de son vouloir partie.

In this book there is a gap after the ' 2nd prose ' (f. 17) but this
is supplied by the leaf now numbered 107, which is out of its place.
It ends on f 31 iJ :

Se par ceste ce gouuernement.



Then follows :



Cy fine le liure second

Que vij proses et meitrez font.



Balade, in 3 stanzas, each ending :

le truis en vous loiaulte de regnart.

Contents :

(Lib. Ill) f. 35

Quant philosophie ot fait fin
De son chant qui fu noble et fin.
Ends. Ou sans fin 3.rt leternal souffre .... 52

Cy endroit fine le tiers liure
Qui xij proses et xij meitrez liure.
Expl. 111"^ liber boecii manlii patricii anicii seuerini de consol.
philosophie. Orate pro scriptore G. nomen eius.

(Lib. IV) 55

Quant chante ot philosophie
En meitre de grant melodie.
Ends. Cil a le ciel t\tie bai«t la terre .... 74

Vecy la fin du liure quart
Qui en vij prosez et vij meitres se part.
Expl. quartus liber boecii manl. seuer. anic. patric. procons.

de cons. phil. Orate pro scriptore G. nomen eius.
Balade. De tout me met en votre obeissance
with refrain:

le meurs de soif au pres de la fontaine.

(Lib. V) 77

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Cy comence le liure quint et premier le prologue
La matiere du liure quint
Est si fort que ot hons nyaunt
A bien la science comprendre
Ne par son vif engin entendre.
Se non par la grace diuine



La i"^ prose :



Ends f. 866:



La matiere quentre prins ay
Selon ce (?) tant pou que Je scai.

Philosophie dit auoit

Ce que pour mon prouffit sauoit.



Qui toutez choses stet et voit.
Guy auez le liure quint
Qui .V. meitres et vj. proses tint.
Expl. totus liber de cons, boecii. Orate pro scriptore G.

nomen eius.
F. 87 : Cil qui bien estudieroit

de ce liure la substance.
Ends f. 87 :

Tout bon serf amie (sert aime) craint et croist.
Qui bien boece estudiera
Cinq liures en ly trouuera.



Balade :
Ends:



le suy tousdiz encontre mal soustenir.
Ainsy touiour pourra amourex viure.



11. Ci commence le Roumant de la chastelaine de Vergi et de son

Amant {see Hist. Liii. xvni. 779, text in Romania XXI. 145) f. 90
Une magniere de gens sont
Qui destre loialx semblant font.
Ends f. (jdb:

Car • j • prouerbe si nous propune
Qui bien est si ne se remeune.
Cy fine listoire de la dame du vergy priez pour le scripuain
que dieu ait merci de luy quant il moura.
G. nomen eius.

Nota:

Se tu veulx estre bien courtois
Garde ces regies en francois.
Lauez les mains deuant disner
Et ainsy quant vouldras souper.
Seoir te peux sans contredit
Ou lieu ou loste si te dit.
De pain de vin tu doibs pou prendre
Se aultre viande doibs actendre.



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De tes ongles oste lordure,
Les auoir ors cest grant ordure.
Le morcel mis hors de la bouche

Entre gens est vilain reproche.
Balade :

Or voire bien quil me conuient languir.
Refrains i and 4 :

Se bel acueil me veult donner confort.
2 and 3 :

Malgre dang^?- je ystrai de ceste paine.

III. De la Regale du monde' f. 100

Incipit liber de regalia mundi uel de tribus statibus.

Quid tribuam domino quern regiat inclita phisis imperialis

dum liliato nupsit herculi.
Ends f. 103 :

Quod mihi concedat tegetum dux trinus et unus. Amen.
Cy comence le premier prologue en francois

le poures et en poure lieu

Pourement logie grace dieu.
Ends:

Et que me ostez lez estincelles

De vos sensues et tincelles.

Le principal prologue 103 b

Audiui uocem de celo dicentem mihi scribe etc.

Sur tous deduis naturelx et linsibles

Li plus plaisans li plus deliciex.
Ends 104^:

Et croi que aux bons sera bien gracieuze

Aux q'elx de bien cortessy que fut telle.

La premiere vision . . . . . . . . 105

Ou mois de may que on dit ay en latin

Qui est princeps de toute aultre saison.

Ends 143:

per sacrum flamen det floribus omnibus. Amen.

Explicit.

Ouy auez vous qui sauez latin

Ainsi nouuialx fust li mondez. Amen.
Erased. Bon«e gent priez pour lescripuain.
Cy fine le liure dez iii estas ou de la regale du monde feny Ian

iiii^ et vi premier jour de feurier veille de la purificacion

•aotts dame appellee la chandelleur priez pour lescripuain.

G. nomen eius.
Anima eius post mortem et omnium fidelium defunctorum per

misericordiam dei et intercessionem virginis marie requiescant

in pace. Amen.

' This poem does not seem to be known. A work called Regale du Monde is in MS.
fr. 2185 (Bibl. Nat.) but has a different incipit.

2 — 2



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The pictures, of which I have already shortly indicated the
character, are as follows :

1. f. I. Sandas Sebastianus. He is bound by hands and feet to a shaft in the
centre of an elaborate canopy, and is pierced with at least ten arrows. On either side is
an archer with a long-bow.

2. i.ih. Occupying a column. A rich palace; in the lower story a king seated:
three courtiers. The translator kneels on R. and presents his book.

3. f. 3. Above, the wheel of Fortune. Fortune crowned is seen through the
spokes. Round it are four figures with scrolls ; Regnaui, Regno, Regnabo, Sum sine regno.

Below, Boece seated or lying back on a square of grass with trees. He has pen, mk,
and book, inscribed (carmi)na qui / quondam stu(d)io.

4. f 3 /'. \st prose. Boece in a building, reclines on a bed. Philosophy with
crown, sceptre, and book stands over him : two ladies behind.

5. f 4. A similar picture.

6. f. \b. ind prose. Boece on bed. Philosophy by him.

7. f. 5. yd metre. The sun in clouds shines on a hill.
(The clouds are dispersed by the wind.)

8. f. 5 b. yd prose. Anaxagoras sits on R. Two men stand before him with
clubs. Two men kneel on L. Sun in clouds above.

(He is banished for his theories about the sun.)

9. f. 6. On R. Career socraiis, a building with Socrates standing in the door: dux
atheniensis and another outside. On L. by a tree three men are prostrate.

10. f. 6. Epigtirus and Stoicus stand holding between them the many-coloured
Tunica philosophie which they are tearing.

XI. f. 6. Zenon with bound hands: two men beat him on the head with clubs.

12. i.db. Three Consuks roma?iili.nee\ : one head on the ground, a Z'o?'/^!?' beheads
another. Nero throned on R.

This represents Senecio and others who were victims of Nero.

13. {.6 b. A large castle lettered Turris refugii: armed men at the top, and others
at the windov/s and inside the lower wall. Outside at the bottom are men with dishes,
flagons, etc. These are the low-minded men who care for material things, while those
higher up are the contemplative.

14. f. 7. loth prose. By a tree a man sits playing a harp. An ass (Asinus) on R.
listens. Illustrates the proverb ovos Xiipar.

15. f. 7 i5. Boecius with club lays his hand on Paulinus who is attacked by two
hounds, Canes imperatoris, a third in front eats something. These dogs represent
courtiers from whose rapacity Boecius delivered Paulinus.

16. f 8^. Gaius Caesar with sword accuses Canius of being privy to a conspiracy
against him. Canius has scroll with his answer. Si ego scissem tu nescisse(s).

17. f. 9. Theodoric throned on R. (at Verona): before him two senators kneel
with bound hands, a guard with club behind. Boecius defends them.

18. f. 9. Boecius? kneeling with book by a stream among trees. Probably this
represents him in exile.

19. f. 9 b. i,th metre. God in triple crown seated on rainbow blessing with orb in
ring of clouds. O stelliferi conditor orbis.

20. f. 10. Sun, moon and stars in clouds, hills below. The moon's light obscures
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21. f. lol). %th prose. A city (Athens): a man thrusts another out of the gate
into banishment.

^2. A city with a king throned, and men entering. Old Rome, from which no
citizen could be banished.

23. f. II. A building with five books on a shelf. Boecius' library, which is
mentioned in the text.

24. f. 12^. yrf metre. Six stars in sky, hills below.

25. A wood, water in front, partly brown and muddy.

26. A stream flowing: in its course a rock sticks up.

27. f. I'ib. Full page. Under rich canopies two single figures of saints :
S. ApoUonia holding tooth in pincers, and book.

S. Margaret emerging from back of a green dragon, with long cross-staff, and
joined hands.

28. f. 14 a. S. Anthony with crutch, stick, book, and Tau on his shoulders.
S. Bernard? in white habit with book and crosier.

29. f. 141^. The Entry into Jerusalem. Men in and over the gate on R. Men in
branches of a tree in centre. Apostles — S. James in hat — follow. Scroll above, Osanna
filio dauid. benedictus qui uenit in nomine domini.

Liber 11.

30. f. 15. \st metre. A female Rethorique stands holding a scroll.

31. f. 153. A man with two sacks by him sows a ploughed field.

II nest pas a sa volente

Quil ait du ble tousdiz plante.

32. f. 16. Musique with blank scroll.

Apres le parler rethorique
Chante dame damoisselle musique.

33. Euripus represented as a stream with a green bank sticking up in the middle.

34. ind prose. Philosophy? a crowned queen on throne with sceptre and blank
scroll.


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