Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 512 (V.8.15)
Images: [ MS Hunter 512 fol. 37r ]
Date of Creation: Between 1385 and 1386
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Incerti Avctoris, Oratio.
Kalendarivm. Anglice.
Easter Table.
Horae B.V.M. Latine et Anglice.
On 1, 3 [f. '1'] recto in a late XVII. Cent. hand: Sam Woodforde | [unkeyable character] XVI.
On 2, 8 [f. '11'] recto same hand: Sam Woodforde | 1682. This autograph is also found in T.5.16 and V.6.22 (another Primer).
In the prefixed prayer (1, 4 [f. '2'] verso) the name Waltero is rubricated - "da michi Waltero ffamulo tuo" - but no further clue is given as to the original owner.
On 1, 4 [f. '2'] recto in the top margin, in a XVI. Cent. hand, unfortunately gnawed by rats, as are also the preceding and following leaves, is this inscription: Liber Thomae... On 19, 3 verso and 4 recto in a XVII. Cent. hand: My soule is troubled grea
On 27, 6 verso in a XVII. Cent. hand: Quid hoc? si fractis enatat expes
On 29, 2 verso are several XIV.-XV. Century jottings in different hands: Ut emundemur ab omnis malis | in hac vita | christi martyri precioso - Salomon seith late not a passel of a good day: | go awey fro thee voide | Poul seith gall iij Cursyd be iche man that shall not dwelle | in alle thyngis that been wryten in the book of the lawe that | be do him [= Wycliffe, Ep. Galatians iii. 10.] | Quo modo docet grammatica? etc., [a twelve-lined note follows].
For Dr. Samuel Woodforde (Woodford) (1636-1700), poet and divine, see Dict. Nat. Biog. lxii. 396.
The successive items in the Primer are as follows: The ten comaundments - The seuene deedly synnes (pride, envye, wraththe, slowthe, couetyse, glotenye, lecherye) - The seuene werkis of mercy bodily - The seuene goostly werkis of mercy - Thre principal vertues (feith, hope and charity) - The fyue bodily wittis (Seynge, Heerynge, Smellynge, Taistynge, and feelynge) - The fyue gostly wittis (Mynde, Undirstondynge, Wille, Resoun, and ymagynacioun) - The seuene ghiftis of the hooly gost - To such folk wole the hooly gost come and dwelle with - The foure cardynal vertues (Temperaunce or sobreness, Prudence or warnesse, Iustness or rightwysnesse, Strengthe or myghtinesse) - The seune sacramentis (Baptysm, Confirmacion, Penaunce, the sacred oost of the auter, ordre, wedlok, and anelyng) - The sixe maner consentyng to synne - Ffour thingis neden to ech man if the word of god schal profite to hym - The articles of bileve - Crist sei[th] [th]es wordis in iohn xv cap: This is my comaundement [th]at [unkeyable character]e loue [unkeyable character]ou togidre - Condiciouns of loue - [th]es wordis ben in hooly writ . leuitici xix.: God spak to moyses seyinge - Pater noster - Credo - Ympne (Ihesu swete is [th]e loue of [th]ee | Noon o[th]ir [th]ing so swete may be) - Oracio ad sanctam crucem - De sancta Katerina antiphona.
Other Books of Hours are the following: T.8.18 (Dutch); T.8.28 (French rubrics); and U.5.8.
[Formerly S.8.9; S.8.125].
226 leaves (originally 232), numbered i (pastedown), 225
1 4 fols i, 1-3
2-4 8 fols 4-26, lacking 4, 8
5 4 fols 27-30
6-25 8 fols 31-187, lacking 6, 1; 6, 2; 22, 1
26 6 fols 188-192, lacking 1
27-29 8 fols 193-216
30 6 fols 217-221, lacking 5
31 4 fols 222-225
The table with the date 1386 probably compiled not copied then; the volume by hands of early 15th century, that mentioning Walter being subsequent to the original one. At the end of the Hours the catalogue misses several English and Latin items, expositions and prayers respectively: Per A.I. Doyle, Durham University Library, June 1954.
Arrangement: List Item Content
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum, 6 3/4 x 4 5/8, ff. 226, originally ff. 231, written in single cols. of 18 lines, each 4 x 2 3/4, ruled with plummet, double margined with ink, signatures, catchwords, foliation (XVII. Cent., partial, ff. 1-37), one floreated page (6, 1 recto), illuminated initials, blue with red ornament and gestures, rubrics, rubricated (small) initials, paragraph marks red and blue alternately, initials touched with red, Latin quotations, etc., underlined with red, Kalendar and Table red-ruled and written in black and red, no marginalia, vellum defective in places, a small hole cut in f. '37', stained and worn, fol. sec. co et. Late Cent. XIV. (26th March, 1386).
Binding: Pasteboards, covered vellum (probably replacing original boards). 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. 419.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Latin
Material Type: Document
Bibliography: Carleton Brown, Religious lyrics of the fourteenth century, 2nd ed., rev. G.V. Smithers (Oxford, 1952), p. 113, no. 90; Carleton Brown and R.H. Robbins, The index of Middle English verse (New York, 1943), no. 611; R.T. Davies, Medieval English Lyrics (London, 1963) - the 'hymn' is edited partially (fol. 34r l. 12 - end, i.e. fol. 35r last line) at no. 58, pp 139-141; Berthold Wolpe, 'Florilegium alphabeticum: alphabets in medieval manuscripts' in A.S. Osley (ed.) Calligraphy and palaeography: essays presented to Alfred Fairbank (London, 1965), pp 69-74; 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 419-420.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

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author: Catholic Church
provenance: Samuel Woodford 1636-1700
Canon of Chichester.
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