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BARTHOL. FATIUS, ETC.

MRJ number: 
226
College classmark: 
I.38

Vellum, 5.25 x 3.75, ff. 178, 13 lines to a page.  15th cent., written in Italy in Italic and Roman hands.

Donor, T. Baker.      

‘Liber olim ornatiss: vini Thom[as] Wagstaff’, in T. B.’s hand on flyleaf.

Collation :  18 (wants 1, 2) 28 – 208 2110 2210.

At the bottom of f. 1 is a shield in a wreath supported by genii.  It is quarterly, and the 2nd and 4th quarters appear to be the arms of Scotland.  The others are indecipherable.

 

Contents:

        1.     Inc. prol. libri Synonimorum S. Isidori Archiep. Hyspalensis       .         f.    1

In subsequenti hoc libro (LXXXIII).

Prefacio.  Venit nuper ad manus meas, 1b.

Inc. liber b. Isidori de uirtutibus uiciis et moribus. et primo

    homo loquitur et sic dicit, 3.

Anima mea in angustia

      -Tu mihi supra uitam meam.  Expl. lib. Synon. b. Isydori

        Archiep. Hysp.

        2.     Libellus de felicitate uite Editus a Viro Eloquentissimo d.

    Bartholomeo Fatio ad diuum Alfonsum       .               .               .               31

Humane uite conditionem

       -reliquum diey tempus deambulatio(ni) datum est.  Finis.

Laus gloriosissime uirgini m.

        3.     Epistola Bartholomei Factii .               .               .               .               134b

Barth.  Fatius Roberto Stroze…Animaduerti uir ornatissime

    ex literis tuis

      -augere si possum uehementer cupio.  Finis.

        4.     Epistola demosthenis ad Alexandrum              .               .               .               138b

Nihil habet Rex Alexander uel fortuna tua maius

      -consequuturus es.  Vale.  Finis.  Laus deo et sue

       gloriosiss. virgini matri.

        5.     Eschines s. p. atheniensi felicitatem                 .               .               .               143

Hic aristus epistolam tibi deferens

      -quidam de eschine sermo atque memoria existit.  Vale.

        6.     Eschines in senatu atheniensis         .               .               .               .               143

Reminiscor atheniensis Alexandrum hac nostra in urbe

      -obsequientes sibi supplicesque inuenerit.

        7.     Demadis oratio in eodem senatu       .               .               .               .               144

Admirans uehementer admiror

      -et uiribus uacuatam facilius diripiat.

        8.     Demostenis in eodem senatu             .               .               .               .               145

Apud uos in questione uerti uideor uidere Utrum sumenda

    sint arma

      -ne forte similes existamus thebanis.  Finis.

        9.     In honorem gloriosissime ac piissime Marie uirginis.  Ex

    porchellio (Porcellius of Naples, fl. 1452)     .               .               .               147

Regum sancta parens altoque e sanguine ducis

                                       

Intemerata meam diuine lucis egentem.  finis.

      10.     Petrarcha e gallia ad suos rediens hoc carmine ytaliam salutat                    149

Saluae (!) cara deo tellus sanctissima salue

                                    

Salue sancta parens terrarum gloria salue.  Finis.

150b blank.

      11.     In another hand.  Handsome initial.  Title in red capitals.

Vita Publii Virgilii Maronis Mantuani poete excellentissimi

    Inc. feliciter       .               .               .               .               .               .               151

Virgilius maro parentibus modicis fuit et precipue patre

      -Nam platonis sentencias omnibus aliis pretulit.

Expl. vita P. Virgilii.  Inc. de ipso carmine         .               .               .               173b

Nunc quoniam de auctore summatim diximus.

Ends imperfectly 178b : se in fluvium virgilius conuertisse…sed

    postea et Ma/

Supplementary information 

The design at the bottom of fol. 1 has been identified by Miss R. J. Mitchell as being the arms of John Tiptoft, Earl of Worcester.  The MS. was probably written in the scriptorium of Vespasiano de Bisticci, from whom Tiptoft bought most of his books.

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