Dublin, Trinity College, 155

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Repository: Trinity College
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Date and Language
Date:s. xvin
Language: English
Dialect:Scribe 1 - Scribal Dialect: Staffordshire. Linguistic Atlas Grid Reference: 418 327, LP 215 (McIntosh, Samuels and Benskin 1986, vol. 4, p. 237). Scribe 2 writes a Latin text. Scribe 3 - Scribal Dialect: Worcestershire. Linguistic Atlas Grid Reference: 385 237, LP 7810 (McIntosh, Samuels and Benskin 1986, vol. 4, p. 250). Scribe 4 - Scribal Dialect: Derbyshire. Linguistic Atlas Grid Reference: 416 335, LP 184 (McIntosh, Samuels and Benskin 1986, vol. 1, p. 77).
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An early fifteenth-century manuscript (Allen 1927) containing various religious treatises, including Richard Rolle's Ego Dormio, Wycliffite material, and Wimbledon's Sermon, among others.

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Physical Description
Support: Parchment with parchment tabs on some folios.
Extent:155 x 120 mm
Collation: Catchwords: pp. 36; 52; 88; 172; 213.
Layout:Pricking, where visible, of vertical slits on fore edge with a writing space of 120 x 80 mm. Single columns with 24-28 lines. Frame ruled in purplish crayon in some quires and lines in drypoint but often not visible.
Writing: Scribe 1 writes in an Anglicana Formata script on pp. 1-18, top; 21-90; 109-135; 149-238. Characteristics: the scribe has a tendency to move from a small hand to a larger hand as the stint progresses; forked tops of ascenders, eg. k, h, l; yogh;; ŝ; B-shaped w with distinct first stroke; 2-shaped r in final and medial position; long s in initial and medial position; 8-shaped s in final position. Body height 3mm. Scribe 2 writes in a small Secretary script on pp. 18-20 (an inserted Latin text). Characteristics: long, thick descenders. Body height c. 1.5 mm. Scribe 3 writes in a cursive script on pp. 91-108 in light brown ink. Characteristics: v-shaped r in medial position; 2-shaped r in medial and final position; ŝ; hooked ascenders on b, l, and f; sigma s in initial position; ?; ascenders and descenders fairly close to body of graph; double compartment a with top lobe higher than rest of minims; double compartment g; double compartment d. Body height 2mm. Scribe 4 writes in a rougher cursive script on pp. 136-148. Characteristics: v-shaped r with loop/hook; thorn without descender; double compartment a; 2-shaped r in final position; long s in medial position; double compartment d; 6-shaped s in final position; looped ascender of l; looped ascender on h. Body height 2mm.
Decoration: Item 1 - rubric: two-line red Lombardic initial E of 'Ego', underlined in red. Incipit: initial I of 'In' tinted red, m of 'muchel' tinted red. Red paraphs. Initials in text tinted red. Nota bene (hand), pp. 5 and 10. Item 3 - rubric: three-line red Lombardic initial A. Underlined in red. Red paraphs. Some letters tinted red. Item 4 - red rubric. Incipit: eight-line red initial Y. Red paraphs. Latin underlined in red. Explicit: small man's head in profile to left at end of line, hair/hood coloured red. Item 5 - red rubric. Item 6 - incipit: three-line initial I. First letter of each stanza tinted red. Item 7 - rubric: two-line red initial O; underlined in red. Item 8 - incipit: two-line Lombardic red initial O. Item 9 - rubric in red. Incipit: two-line red initial B with red infill. Couplets bracketed with red. One-line red initials. Descenders on bottom line extended and tinted red. Latin lines/titles tinted red. Seven-line red Lombardic ŝ on p. 160.
Binding: Not contemporary. 165 x 125 mm. Cover of tan leather over pasteboard with floral motifs in blind tooling around edges on front and back cover. Five raised bands.
Foliation:Paginated 1-238 with 3 paper flyleaves at front and 3 at back. The second paper flyleaf carries the note, 'Paged June 1916'.
Additions:Before 'amore langueo' is a Latin text inserted by a later/near contemporary hand. 'Marke this well & take' written on p. 16 in a fifteenth/sixteenth century hand.
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Provenance:' I let the _ now ŝat last hoste I ponde a now' written in a sixteenth-century? hand on p. 36. ' good boke' and 'Robert heffer_ __' written on p. 53 in a seventeenth-century? hand. ' has written his name in a large, child-like hand on pp. 29, 48, 50, 54, 66-7, 104-5, 132-3. Perhaps the Cheshire family (McIntosh, Samuels and Benskin 1986, vol. 4, p. 237).
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Record History
Catalogued and encoded: Rebecca Farnham, University of Birmingham, May 2004.
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