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nationi Brabantini, Oppidi Buschiducensis, Leodiensis Dioceseos; yo die Mensis Septembris Ao Dominice Incarnationis 1509; Regni vero illustrissimi Regis Henrici octavi anno pri:no. P. M.”
At the end of the Epistles which were written in 1506, this record appears; “ Kal. Novembris 22 II. 7. Eodem anno, nobilissimus Princeps, illustrissimusquè Philippus Rex Castilie, Arragonie, &c. Archi-dux Austrie, Dux Burgundie, Brabantie, &c. tempestate compellente, in Angliam applicuit: quem serenissimus Rex llenricus 7us supradictus, ut Pater Filium, recepit, summa humanitate tractavit, maximis honoribus decoravit, plurimis muneribus dotavit : qui K. Octobris viam universe carnis ingressus est : cujus Anime et omnium fidelium defunctorum misereri dignetur Altissimus. Amen." 18. Quatuor Euangelia. Sec. VII. [1 E. VI.]
Obss. This ancient copy of the Gospels once belonged to the Augustine Monastery at Canterbury. It is to be lamented that there are in it the following deficiencies, viz. the first 18 Verses of the 1st Chap. of St. Matthew. The 3 first Verses of St. Mark. From Chapter III. v. 32. to Chapter V. ver. 14.,
and from Chap. XV. ver. 39. to the end. The four first verses of St. Luke. The five first Verses of St. John. And from Chap. XI. ver.37. to the end. 19. Biblia Latina. Sec. IX. [1 E. VII. VIII.]
Obss. This is one of the most ancient MSS. of the whole Bible in Latin extant in this country. It was written near 900 years ago by an Italian Scribe. The following Lacunæ have been supplied by a more recent hand, viz. the 8 first leaves of the Pentateuch. The whole of the 12 Minor Prophets with the prologue of St. Jerome, except the four first leaves. The first leaf of the Book of Job. From Psalm 110 to 143. The whole of the Book of Revelations except the first leaf. This venerable MS, has been materially corrected, and has frequent interpolations. 20. Psalterium. 'Sec. XVI. [2 A. XVI.]
Obss. This elegant little MS. was written by John Mallard for the use of King Henry VIII. Amongst the other illuminations it is adorned with two Portraits in miniature of King Henry, and is still farther an object of interest and curiosity, as it possesses in the margin a few notes in this monarch's hand writing. 21. Psalterium. Sec. XIII. [2 B. III.]
Obss. This MS. belonged formerly to the Church of St. Botolph, and having been taken from thence was presented to Queen Mary by Ralph Pryne a Grocer of London : as appears by the following lines written in the first leaf.
God saue the most vertuus and nobull Quene Marys gras:
God save the Quene. Be me humbull and poor Orytur Rafe Pryne, Grocer of Londoun, wyshynge your gras prosperus helthe. 22. Psalterium. Sec. XIII. 12 B. VI.
Obss. This MS. belonged to the Church of St. Alban's, being a present froni John De Dalling. 23. Psalterium. Sec. XIV. [2 B. VIII.)
Obss. This book is remarkable for having belonged to Joan the mother of Richard II. for whose use it was written in 1380.
24. Psalterium cum Canticis ecclesiasticis. Sec. XVI.
[2 B. IX.] Ohss. Beautifully written upon paper, and richly illuminated by Petruccio Ubaldini, a Florentine, for his Patron Henry, Earl of Arundel.
Codices manuscripti Classici Latini. 25. Caii Julii Cæsuris Commentarii. Sec. XV. [15 C. XV.] ) 26. Cicero De Officiis. Sec. XII. [15 A. VI.]
Obss. This book owginally belonged to the Augustine Monastery at Canterbury. After the dissolution of that religious house, Linacre bought it for 8d. 27. Cicero. De Amicilia. De Senectute.
Paradora. De Officiis. Orationes Philippicæ 14. Sec. XI.
[15 A: VIII.] 28.
De Amicitia. Sec. XII. [15 A. X.] 29. l'hilippicarum lib. 13 priores. Sec. X. [15 A. XIV.] 30.
De Officiis. Paradora. De Amicitia. De Senectute. Rhetoricorum Lib. 2. Sec. XII.
[15 A. XX.] 31.
Rhetoricorum, seu de inventione Rhetorica, Lib. 2.
Sec. XIII. [15 A. XXVI.] 32. Tusculanarum Quastionum Lib. 5. Sec. XV.
[15 B. XV.] 33.
De Divinatione. Sec. XV. [15 C. IX.] Very imperfect. 34.
Tusculanarum Quæstionum Lib. 5. Rhetoricorum,
seu de inventione Rhetoricu, Lib. 2. Rhetorico
rum ad Herennium Lib. 4. Sec. X. [15 C. Xl] 35. Horatius. De Arte Poetica. Sermones. Epistola. Sec. X.
[15 B. VII.] 36. Jurenalis Satyræ cum Glossa. Sec. X. [15 B. XII.] 37.
Satyra. Sec. XI. [15 B. XVII.] 38. Lucuni Pharsalia. Sec. XII. [15. A. XXIII.] 39. Plautus. Comædia. Sec. XV. [15 A. XVIII.] 40.
Comædia. Sec. X. [15 C. XI.] 41. Plinius Secundus junior. De laudibus Trajani Panegyricus.
Sec. XV. [15 B. V.] Written on Paper in 1473.
1 There are no Greek Classical MSS. in the Bibliotheca MSS. Regia.
42. Plinius senior. Naturalis Historia. Sec. XIV. (15 C. XVII.] 43. Seneca. De Institutione Morum. Sec. XIV. [8 B. I.] 44. Statius. Achilleidos Lib. 5. Sec. XIII. [15 A. VII.] 45. Thebaidos Lib. XXII. Sec. XIII. [15 A. XXI.] 46.
The aidos Lib. 12. Sec. IX. [15 C. X.] 47. Suetonius. Vita Cæsarum. Sec. X. [15 C. III.) ] 48.
Vitæ Casurum. Sec. XII. [15 C. IV.] The last leaf wanting, 49. Achilles Tutius. De Clitophontis et Leucippes Amoribus Lib.8.
Sec. XVI. [16 D. XVIII.] In the Margin are the various readings of a Ruman and a Florence MS. 50. Terentius. Comædia. Sec. XI.
Sec. XI. [15 A. VIN.] 51.
Comedia. Sec. XV. [15 A. XI.] A MS. on Paper. 52. Comædia, Sec. X. [15 A. XII.] 53. Comædia. Sec. X. [15 B. VIII.] 54. Virgilius. Æneidos Libri XII. Sec. XIII. [15 B. VI.] 55.
Opera. Sec. XV. [15 B. XXI.] Obss. This MS was collated by Professor Martyn, and its various readings inserted in his Annotations upon the Georgics.
* This concludes the catalogue of the Biblical and Classical MSS. in the Royal LIBRARY. I'he collections which remain to be examined, are the Cotton, the Harleian, the Lansdowne, and a miscellaneous Collection of Mss. presented to or purchased by the Museum at various times.
PALACE of Heaven! of every God the fane!
Proud, o'er the wreck of empire swells the doine,
In full proportion stands the solid fane,
Here once, in marble, frown'd th' avenging Jove,
Thus shall the world, as holy bards foretel,
FRANCIS HAWKINS, St. John's College.
1 Raphael lies buried in the Pantheon.
2 Dion supposes, that the round form of the Pantheon was designed sent the world.
N No. X. p. 381. our readers will discover by what means this hitherto,' unpublished work of Hermogenes was rescued from the oblivious dust of the late Regal, now Imperial, Library at Paris : and in No. XII. p. 396. they will find the Greek text transcribed from a faulty, and imperfect MS.: but many of whose errors and deficiencies are corrected and supplied from two other MSS. of the same library, whose various readings are placed at the foot of the page: and of the remaining corruptions and lacunæ, a part have been abolished and restored by the notes of Professor Ward subjoined to the Greek text, and part still remain to be amended from the following Notes of the same learned person, which were by accident omitted in their proper places. We have likewise reprinted in No. XIV. Priscian's translation of the Greek Rhetoriciau's work. From a diligent collation of this with the original treatise, most of the conjectures of Professor Ward are derived, and by this they are supported. To the supplementary notes of that scholar, we have added some observations supplied by a scholar whose name, though in the present instance coucealed, is not, however, unknown to the literary world, chiefly written with a view to explain the meaning of the technical terms used by the rhetorician.
But, besides the above-mentioned notes, we have thought proper to gratify the curiosity of the readers of Hermogenes by subjoining collations of four MSS. containing other treatises of the same rhetorician. Of these collations, and the means by which they were attained-an extract from a letter of Mr. Sam. Rolleston, a nephew of the celebrated Mead, to whom it is addressed, will give all the information we possess respecting the Oxford MSS. and of the Parisian copies, all that Professor Ward in his MSS. papers states, is, that he obtained the collations of them from Sallier, (a scholar of some repute, as may be seen from his notes on Moeris, published in the edition of Pierson) at the same time that he received the collations of the MSS. of the Progymnasmata. In a subsequent number we may give extracts of the most useful parts of a MS. commentary of Ezechiel Spanheim (preserved in the Bodleian) on another Rhetorician, Aphthonius; a transcript of which commentary was communicated to Professor Ward by Rolleston.
'Since writing the above, we have met with Liebel's Edition of the Fragments of Archilochus, and we find that in p. 168. lie quotes from some foreign Literary Journal, the Progymnasmata of Hermogenes, which we had formerly considered as unpublished.