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PROVERBS, ETC., IN ENGLISH

MRJ number: 
194
College classmark: 
G.26

Vellum, 6.875 x 4.625, ff. 128 + 5, double columns of 30 lines and single of 26.  Early ? 15th cent., well written : two hands.

Collation : 3 flyleaves, 18 - 148 | 158 168 : 2 flyleaves.

Contents :

       I.       Here bigynne{th} {th}e prouerbis of salomon                               .         f.    1

The parablis of salomon {th}e sone of daui{th}.

Ecclesiastes          .               .               .               .               .               .               28

Song of songis     .               .               .               .               .               .               37b

Sapience                .               .               .               .               .               .               42

Ecclesiasticus       .               .               .               .               .               .               61

Ends 111b: and he schal {g}yue to {y}ou {y}oure meede in his tyme.

f. 112 blank.

       II.     here bygynne{th} {th}e book of {th}e holy man thobye             .               113

Thobye of {th}e lynage of {th}e cite of neptalym.

Ends 126b: acceptid bo{th} to god and men and to alle dwellyng

    upon er{th}e.

                Here eendi{th} {th}e book of thobye.

Forshall and Madden, no. 130 : "about 1420 : of the later version".

Supplementary information 

Negative microfilm in St John's College Library.

Conrad Lindberg, 'The Manuscripts and versions of the Wycliffite Bible: a preliminary survey'. Studia Neophilologica: a journal of Germanic and Romance Philology 42:2 (1970), 333-45.

Conrad Lindberg, A Manual of the Wyclif Bible, including the Psalms. Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis Stockholm Studies in English CII (Stockholm, 2007) p. 11 no. 130.

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