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Rawlinson manuscripts (MSS. Rawl. poet.)



Shelfmark MS. Rawl. poet. 10
Summary Catalogue no. 14503
Summary of contents Thomas Hoccleve, De regimine principum, with the introductory dialogue.
Language English
Origin English
Date 15th century, middle
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 285

Shelfmark MS. Rawl. poet. 14
Summary Catalogue no. 14507
Summary of contents Partonope of Blois (imperfect).
Language English
Origin English
Date 15th century, second half
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 286

Shelfmark MS. Rawl. poet. 32
Summary Catalogue no. 14526
Composite A || B || C || D || E || F
Summary of contents John Lydgate, poems. Anonymous poems. || John Lydgate, Fabula duorum mercatorum - 130 stanzas rhyme royal, including Envoy. || Proverbs. Brut Chronicle. || The Fifteen O's of Christ - thirty-four stanzas rhyme royal ('O Ihesu cryste of euerlastynge swettnes'). || ' ... The bible [i.e. libel] of Englische polycy ...' (1436). || 'A processe of philosophers'.
Language English
Origin English
Date 15th century, second half
Material parchment, paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 290
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 291

Shelfmark MS. Rawl. poet. 34
Summary Catalogue no. 14528
Composite A || B || C
Summary of contents Life of St. Margarete. || Poems, including Sir Degare. || A Balade in praise of the Virgin Mary, with acrostic - fifteen stanzas rhyme royal ('Away ffeynt lufe full of varyaunce').
Language English
Origin English
Date 15th century
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 291
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 292

Shelfmark MS. Rawl. poet. 35
Summary Catalogue no. 14529
Summary of contents Benedict Burgh, Cato Major - rhyme royal plus three ababbcbc stanzas of 'Lenvoye' at the end ('...With mene estate that halt him aggreable Plente and pouerte be nat suffrable... '). John Lydgate, Dietary.
Language English, Latin
Origin English
Date 15th century, late
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 292

Shelfmark MS. Rawl. poet. 36
Summary Catalogue no. 14530
Summary of contents John Lydgate, Valentine to our Lady; anonymous poems.
Language English
Origin English
Date 15th century, second half
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 292

Shelfmark MS. Rawl. poet. 38
Summary Catalogue no. 15563
Summary of contents William Langland, Piers Plowman (imperfect), B-version.
Language English
Origin English
Date 15th century, early
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 436

Shelfmark MS. Rawl. poet. 118
Summary Catalogue no. 14611
Summary of contents John Capgrave, Life of St. Katherine, rhyme royal. Religious and moralizing poems.
Language English
Origin English
Date 15th century, third quarter
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 307

Shelfmark MS. Rawl. poet. 137
Summary Catalogue no. 14631
Summary of contents William Langland, Piers Plowman, A-version. || [Fragments of the French romance Gui de Warewic, formerly present, are now MS. Rawl. D. 913, fols. 86-89.]
Language English
Origin English
Date 15th century, first half
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 311

Shelfmark MS. Rawl. poet. 138
Summary Catalogue no. 14632
Summary of contents The Prick of Conscience.
Language English
Origin English
Date 15th century, first half
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 311
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 312

Shelfmark MS. Rawl. poet. 139
Summary Catalogue no. 14633
Summary of contents The Prick of Conscience.
Language English
Origin English
Date 14th century, second half
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 312

Shelfmark MS. Rawl. poet. 140
Summary Catalogue no. 14634
Summary of contents John Lydgate, The Life of our Lady.
Language English
Origin English
Date 15th century, second quarter
Material parchment

Decoration
Good border, initial. (P&A iii. 948)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 312

Shelfmark MS. Rawl. poet. 141
Summary Catalogue no. 14635
Summary of contents Geoffrey Chaucer, Canterbury Tales (part).
Language English
Origin English
Date 15th century, ? middle
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 312

Shelfmark MS. Rawl. poet. 143
Summary Catalogue no. 14637
Composite A || B
Summary of contents Juliana Barnes (Berners) (attrib.), The book of hunting. || Thomas Stanley, The Stanleys antiquytyes in Englishe meeter.
Language English
Origin English
Date 15th century, middle || 17th century, first half
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 313

Shelfmark MS. Rawl. poet. 144
Summary Catalogue no. 14638
Summary of contents John Lydgate, The siege of Troy.
Language English
Origin English
Date 15th century, second half
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 313

Shelfmark MS. Rawl. poet. 145
Summary Catalogue no. 15432
Summary of contents Fragments: Latin arithmetical note; The Anonymous Short Metrical Chronicle of England, in couplets ('In that tyme the pope of rome He be thowth hym wel swythe sone...' ); latter part of prose commentary on ten commandments; treatise on Charity, Purity, Hope, etc. ('Herkeneth alle now to me / For y wylle speke of Charyte').
Language English, Latin
Origin English
Date 14th century, first half
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 426
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 427

Shelfmark MS. Rawl. poet. 149
Summary Catalogue no. 14641
Summary of contents Geoffrey Chaucer, Canterbury Tales (imperfect).
Language English
Origin English
Date 15th century, third quarter
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 314

Shelfmark MS. Rawl. poet. 150
Summary Catalogue no. 14642
Summary of contents French metrical romances: La Chanson des Lorrains, etc.
Language French
Date 13th century
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 314
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 315

Shelfmark MS. Rawl. poet. 151
Summary Catalogue no. 14643
Summary of contents Boethius, De consolatione philosophiae. English translation by John Walton (1410).
Language English
Origin English
Date 15th century, first half
Material parchment

Decoration
Initials. (P&A iii. 965)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 315

Shelfmark MS. Rawl. poet. 156
Summary Catalogue no. 14648
Summary of contents John Gerson, Josephina.
Language Latin
Origin French
Date 15th century, second quarter
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine historiated initial of Gershon. (P&A i. 681, pl. LII)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 316

Shelfmark MS. Rawl. poet. 161
Summary Catalogue no. 14653
Summary of contents Boethius, De consolatione philosophiae. In French verse.
Language French
Date 15th century, first half
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 318

Shelfmark MS. Rawl. poet. 162
Summary Catalogue no. 14654
Summary of contents Charles de Bourgueville, poems and prose.
Language French
Origin French, Caen
Date 1528-1578
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 318

Shelfmark MS. Rawl. poet. 163
Summary Catalogue no. 14655
Summary of contents Geoffrey Chaucer, Troilus and Criseyde; A Balade to Rosamond- twenty-four lines.
Language English
Origin English
Date 15th century
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 318

Shelfmark MS. Rawl. poet. 168
Summary Catalogue no. 14660
Summary of contents Thomas Hoccleve, De regimine principum.
Language English
Origin English
Date 15th century, middle
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 319

Shelfmark MS. Rawl. poet. 175
Summary Catalogue no. 14667
Summary of contents The prick of conscience. Religious and moral poems.
Language English
Origin English
Date 14th century, second half
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 321
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 322

Shelfmark MS. Rawl. poet. 179
Summary Catalogue no. 14671
Summary of contents Apocalypsis Goliae.
Language Latin
Date 16th century
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 322

Shelfmark MS. Rawl. poet. 223
Summary Catalogue no. 14714
Composite fols. I-X || fols. 1-270
Summary of contents John Lydgate, The siege of Troy (fragment, with MS. Rawl. D. 913, fols. 2-3). || Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales.
Language English
Origin English
Date 15th century, third quarter || c. 1450-1460
Material paper || parchment

Decoration
Good border, initial. (P&A iii. 1083, pl. C) || Fine borders, historiated and other initials. In two styles. Pen flourishes, and initials. (P&A iii. 1062, pl. XCVIII)
Initials and borders, decorated with sprays of foliage, flowers and gold disks, at the beginning of Tales and Prologues on fols. 44r, 55r, 63r, 79v, 90v, 149r, 165v, 175r, 204r, 115v, 219r, 233v.
fol. 142r
Type initial T
Subject Friar with raised hand, standing in pulpit (Prologue to the Friar's Tale).
fol. 183r
Type Initial A
Subject Melibee(?) or Geoffrey Chaucer(??) in fine dress, seated at lectern with an open book (The Tale of Melibee).

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 332
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 333

Shelfmark MS. Rawl. poet. 224
Summary Catalogue no. 14715
Summary of contents Poems, liturgical pieces, etc. connected with the Holy Tear. Written for the monastery of the Holy Trinity at Vendôme, which preserved the relic.
Language Latin, French
Origin French
Date 1453-1461 || 1528
Material parchment

Decoration
Good miniature, border, initials. (P&A i. 742, pl. LVIII)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 333
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 334

Shelfmark MS. Rawl. poet. 225
Summary Catalogue no. 14716
Summary of contents South English Legendary (imperfect): Lives of Saints, etc., in verse.
Language English
Origin English
Date 15th century
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 334

Shelfmark MS. Rawl. poet. 230
Summary Catalogue no. 14721
Summary of contents Octavien de St. Gelais, Épître de la Vertue.
Language French
Origin French
Date c. 1530
Material parchment

Decoration
Good miniatures, borders, initials. (P&A i. 848)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 335

Shelfmark MS. Rawl. poet. 232
Summary Catalogue no. 14723
Summary of contents Poems of moral instruction (penmanship displays).
Language French
Origin French
Date 16th century, beginning
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine calligraphic initials. Written by Louis Pourchin (?). (P&A i. 837, pl. LX)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 335
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 336

Shelfmark MS. Rawl. poet. 233
Summary Catalogue no. 14724
Summary of contents Petrarch, Il Canzoniere.
Language Italian
Origin Italian, Ferrara
Date 15th century, third quarter
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine miniature, border, initials. (P&A ii. 425, pl. XLII)
fol. 1r
Type iminiature
Subject Blind-folded Cupid aims his bow at a kneeling young man, whose chest is pierced with an arrow; landscape in the background.

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 336

Shelfmark MS. Rawl. poet. 234
Summary Catalogue no. 14725
Composite A || B || C
Summary of contents William the Clerk of Normandy, Vie de Tobie, in verse. || Ps. John of Damascus, Barlaam et Josaphat, French prose translation. || Song of Solomon, paraphrased in French verse, with added prophecy in English verse.
Language French || French || French, English
Date 13th century || c. 1300 || 13th century, late, and 16th century
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 336

Shelfmark MS. Rawl. poet. 241
Summary Catalogue no. 14732
Summary of contents Theological notes and treatises. Religious, moral and astronomical poems, including Miracles of the Virgin Mary in French verse.
Language Latin, French
Date 13th century, second half
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 338
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 339


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