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R. HAMPOLE, ETC

MRJ number: 
29
College classmark: 
B.7

    Paper, 11.375  x 8, ff. 121 +  2, 38 lines to a page.  15th cent., clearly written,

    Donor, T. C. S.

    At the end (xv) :

                              I pray yow pray for me yor owne sarvaunt

                              Margery Carew god amend yt ys ames.

                              quod M. C.

                                                      Margery Carew.

    On f. 57 some names of Chaloners.

    Collation:  2 flyleaves (vellum), 1? (five left) 214 (wants 2?) 312 -1012 11? (eight left).

 

    Contents:

 

         1.  Four leaves of the poem Ipotis          .         .       .         .          f.  1

                                And sithe one of his rybbys gan he take

              Ending:

                                he schoulde be saued be hys speche

              The portion corresponds (but not exactly) to lines 139-456 of

                the text printed from the Vernon  MS. by Horstmann in

                Altenglische Legenden, Neue Folge 1881, pp.341 sqq.

        2.  Stimulus Conscientiae by R. Hampole1         .         .         .            5

                                The myght of the fadir of heuen

                                And the wit of the son wt his giftes seuen.

             A gap after f. 5.  f.6 begins (after "resoun and mynde"):

             Et crediderunt in verbis eius.

             Ends f. 119b:

                     That for oure loue made al thynge.  Amen quod A.

              Expl. Stimulus Consciencie.

 

1 On the question of authorship see a monograph by Miss H. E. Allen, of Radcliffe College, U. S. A. , in Radcliffe College Monographs (no. 15, 1910).

Supplementary information 

Note to f. 57 giving names of Chaloners as William, Roger, and Thomas.

1.  For an edition of the text of Ipotis in this MS. see J. Sutton, 'Hitherto unprinted manuscripts of the middle English Ipotis', Publications of the Modern Language Association of America 31 (1916), 114-60, especially 146-53.

2.  The Prick of Conscience, a copy of the East Midland recension, no. 3429 in C. Brown and R. H. Robbins (eds), Index of Middle English verse (New York, 1940). Charlotte d' Evelyn, 'An East Midland recension of the Prick of Conscience' Modern Language Association of America,  45, no. 1, March 1930.

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