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Call Number: MS Hunter 59 (T.2.17)    Item: 3
Title: Caetera Carmina Minora
Date of Creation: Between 1399 and 1408
Place of Creation: England
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 59 (T.2.17)
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Content: John Gower, Caetera Carmina Minora.
John Gower's Minor Latin Poems:
1. Prophetia:
Begins (16, 3 [f. 119] verso line 1): H [small blue and red initial] aquile pullus quo nunquam gracior vllus.
Ends (same page, line 4): Sic veteri iuncta stipiti noua stirps redit vncta.
2. Address to Henry IV.:
Begins - after two quotations from the Psalms (lxxxviii. 23, xl. 3), which occupy lines 5-9: N [similar initial] ichil proficiat inimicus in eo et filius iniquitatis non | apponat nocere ei. | D [similar small initial] ominus conseruet eum et vindicet eum et beatum | faciat eum in terra. et non tradat eum in animam inimi | corum eius... - [same page, line 10]: O [similar small initial] recolende bone pie Rex Henrice patrone.
Ends (same page, line 37): Rex immortalis te regat absque malis.
3. John Gower's Summary of his Works:
Begins (16, 4 [f. 120] recto line 1): Q [similar small initial] uia vnusquisque prout a deo accepit alijs impartiri
Ends (same page, line 28): atum. Confessio Amantis specialiter sortitus est
4. Congratulatory Epistle (?of Ralph Strode) to John Gower:
Begins (same page, lines 29-31): Epistola cuiusdam philosophi. Johanni Gower super consummacione | suorum trium librorum prout inferius patet gratanter transmissa. | Eneidos. Bucolis que Georgica metra perhennis.
Ends (same page, line 46): Quo tibi celicolis laus sit habenda locis.
5. Carmen super multiplici Viciorum Pestilentia:
Begins (16, 4 [f. 120] verso line 1): P [similar small initial] utruerunt et corrupte sunt cicatrices a facie insipiencie. set
Ends (16, 7 [f. 123] recto line 50): Stat nam mortalis terra repleta malis
6. Scrutinium Lucis:
Begins (16, 7 [f. 123] verso line 1): I [similar small initial] ncipit tractatus De lucis scrutinio quam a diu viciorum tenebre
Ends (16, 8 [f. 124] recto line 53): Lucis solamen det sibi Christus amen.
7. Latin conclusion of his Traitiť:
Begins (17, 4 [f. 128] recto line 42): Quis sit vel qualis sacer ordo connubialis.
Ends (same page, line 50): Ille deo gratus splendet ad omne latus.
8. Metrical Appendix to his Traitiť:
Begins (17, 4 [f. 128] verso lines 1, 2): Carmen de varijs in amore passionibus breuiter compilatum. | E [similar small initial] st amor in glosa pax bellica lis pietosa.
Ends (same page, lines 27, 28): Hinc vetus annorum Gower . sub spe meritorum | Ordine sponsorum tutus adhibo thorum
9. Coronation Ode:
Begins (17, 5 [f. 129] verso lines 1-5): Nota Epistolam quam Johannes Gower dum adhuc vixit in | laudem Serenissimi principis sui Henrici quarti statim post | coronacionem suam ad modum orationis forma subsequente | deuote composuit. | R [similar small initial] Ex celi deus et dominus qui tempora solus.
Ends (17, 6 [f. 130] recto line 16): ffine tui regni sint tibi regna poli.
10. Poem on Richard II.:
Begins (17, 6 [f. 130] verso lines 1-3): C [small red initial] armen quod Johannes Gower tempore regis Ricardi dum | vixit vltimo composuit. | O [blue and red initial] Deus immense sub quo dominantur in ense
Ends (17, 7 [f. 131] recto line 51): Namque sue legi res nequit vlla tegi.
11. John Gower's Adieu:
Begins (17, 7 [f. 131] verso lines 1, 2): N [blue and red initial] ota hic in fine qualiter a principio illius Cronice | que Vox clamantis dicitur vna cum sequenti
Ends (same page, line 29): Daque michi Sanctum lumen habere tuum. Amen
12. On Harmony:
Begins (same page, line 30): Vnanimes esse qui secula duxit ad esse.
Ends (same page, lines 39, 40): Ex meritis fidei dirigat acta rei. | Diligamus invicem.
13. Address to Archbishop Arundel:
Begins (17, 8 [f. 132] recto line 1): presul ouile Regis vbi morbus adest macularum.
Ends (same page, line 27): Auferet hoc nemo quod dabis ipse deo.
[The first initials of 12, 13 and 14 are not coloured.]
Physical Description: In bound volume
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Latin
Material Type: Poem
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

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author: John Gower c.1325-1408
Poet
author: Ralph Strode
subject: Richard II King of England 1367-1400
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