Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 337 (U.8.5)
Title: The Gospel According to S. Mark
Date of Creation: Between 1399 and 1499
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: John Wycliffe, The Gospel According to S. Mark.
John Wycliffe's Translation of St. Mark's Gospel: (Incomplete.)
Begins (1, 1 [f. '1'] recto lines 1-4): here bigynne[th] [th]e prolog | on [th]e gospel of mark [all underlined red] | M [rubricated initial] ark [th]e gospeller was | [th]e chosen seruaunt of = Forshall and Madden, iv. p. 87.
Ends (9, 6 [f. '70'] verso line 15): and a man beringe a galoun of watir (xiv. 13) = Forshall and Madden, iv. p. 130.
Remarks: On i, 1 verso in a XVII.-XVIII. Cent. hand: 69. Other [later] marks are: Th 12 10 H. 14. S.10.11 1410-20.
On i, 2 recto in the same XVII.-XVIII. Cent. hand: The Gospell according | to St Mark.
On i, 2 recto in a later hand: 4/6 [obliterated with lead pencil].
On i, 2 recto in a XIX. Cent. hand in pencil: Wycliffes Version | ends at | Chap XIV middle of verse 13 | Maddens list of MSS No 147.
On 1, 1 recto top margin, in a late XVII. Cent. hand: 8 : 2 [a later hand]: C8.
On f. 6 recto in a XVI. Cent. hand: Jest Festus that.
On f. 7 recto in another XVI. Cent. hand: brother brother James Garnons (?) [see also f. 14].
On f. 10 recto, f. 20 recto, f. 30 recto, f. 40 recto, f. 50 recto, f. 60 recto, f. 70 recto in a XVI.-XVII. Cent. hand: Thomas Lewis [the last in a later hand].
On f. 27 recto in an early XVI. Cent. hand (brown crayon): Elizabeth.
On f. 29 verso in a XVI.-XVII. Cent. hand: Robert Lewis.
On f. 30 recto in a XVI. Cent. hand: the other parte of the extreats (?) of the.
On f. 35 verso (reversed) in another XVI. Cent. hand: Reuerendissimo patri salutem in Christo | I am informed by sundry men that | you ar a grete myser and a Vnpardonable | gatherer of Richis hordinge therof gould | and siluer vp thefor Repent and dystrybute it | vnto the pore and gather your tresure in heauen | for you know not when the daies of dearth will come I your wellwiller in XPE [Christe] Lewis Thomas | de cambria.
On f. 38 verso in a XVI.-XVII. Cent. hand: I saye that Jonas Shepparde.
On f. 50 verso in the same hand: John (?) Aldricys says that you John Bowyer.
On f. 57 recto in another (later) hand: Michell Rychards (?) is.
On f. 64 verso (reversed) is a patch taken from a double-columned early English MS.
For Lewis Thomas (fl. 1587-1619), a Welsh preacher (B.A. of Brasenose, Oxford), see Dict. Nat. Biog. lvi. 188. Perhaps the Michell Rychards on p. 57 is Michael Richards (1673-1721). See Dict. Nat. Biog. xlviii. 216.
This MS. is No. 147 in Forshall and Madden's list.
[Formerly P.3.28; S.10.168].
Belonged to Lord Somers, then to Jekyll and was in the Jekyll sale in 1739; thence to Mussell and Ratcliffe. (Per N.R. Ker, letter, 1 May 1978.)
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum, 5 5/8 x 4 1/8, ff. 70, originally ff. 86, written in different hands in single cols. of 15 lines, each 4 x 3, margined and ruled with ink, signatures, catchwords, and foliation (1-70), rubricated initials, rubricated capitulation, coarse vellum, defective and patched, damp stained, few marginalia, fol. sec. and hon. Cent. XV.
Binding: Not original, millboards, covered calf, blind-tooled sides and edges, gilt-tooled panelled back, red spattered edges, title (gilt) on red morocco shield: THE | GOSPEL ACCORDING | TO ST. | MARK | M:SS: Late Cent. XVII.
[For detailed collation see: John Young and P. Henderson Aitken, A Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of The Hunterian Museum in The University of Glasgow. (Glasgow, 1908), p. 272.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: English
Material Type: Document
Bibliography: John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), pp 272-273; Conrad Lindberg, A Manual of the Wyclif Bible, Including the Psalms. Dedicated to the memory of Sven L Fristedt. Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis Stockholm Studies in English 102 (Stockholm, 2007), No 147 on p 22 [erroneously referred to as Hunterian Museum 168].
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Mark Saint, Apostle
provenance: Robert Lewis fl.c.1600
provenance: Lewis Thomas fl.1587-1619
subject: John Aldricys fl.c.1600
subject: John Bowyer fl.c.1600
subject: Michael Richards 1673-1721
subject: Jonas Sheppard fl.c.1600
translator: John Wycliffe c.1320-1384
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