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Beinecke MS 74 England, s. XVII^^med
Juvenal, Satirae I-IV (in Eng.)
1. f. 1r [Dedicatory epistle to Sir Robert Wiseman:] To the Right
Worshipfull S^^r Robert Wiseman Knight all increase of happines. Right
W^^o: Notwithstanding the Greeke Proverb: [Greek]...and my
rough-hude lines more welcome to all ingenuous, and honest-harted mens
reading. Yours ever to be comannded. Jo: Billinge Jo: f. 1v blank
2. ff. 2r-35r Iunij Iuuenalis Aquinatis Sat. I. Argu: Here is
describ'd the perfect ground./ Why he his Muse to Satyres bound./
[text:] Shall I alone for ever lend mine eare,/ And not repaie my
wrongs, but still forbeare,/...Amongst the trades men to then did
befall./ And with his dearest blood did pay for all. ff. 35v-44v blank,
except for inscription (see below)
Juvenal, Satirae I-IV, in the English translation of Jo Billinge
and Sir Thomas Hewitt; for a discussion of the text and its translators
see G. M. Parassoglou, "A Seventeenth-Century Translation of Juvenal,"
Gazette 46 (1971) pp. 12-19. Jo Billinge explains in the dedicatory
epistle "I have boldlie preseumed to joyne the two first Satyres (which
indeed belong unto your worthie kinsman, and my much respected friend
Sir Thomas Huet) unto the third and fourth: partlie, because they'r all
one mans worke, and so ought not to be parted or disjointed...."
The text of the translation is accompanied by Latin footnotes,
some drawn from the scholia uetustiora (P. Wessner, ed., Teubner
Paper (watermarks: trimmed and buried in gutter), iii (paper) + 44
+ iii (paper), 154 x 96 mm. (the measurements of the written space vary
according to the number of footnotes).
The binding is too tight to permit an accurate collation.
Written by a single scribe in a neat running hand.
Binding: s. xix. Blind-tooled calf.
Written in England probably in the middle of the 17th century,
presumably by Jo Billinge who signed the dedicatory epistle; note (s.
xvii-xviii?) written upside down on f. 44v: "Introibo ad altare dei as
holy Martye [sic] sayd when He was a burning. by name Mill Master."
Sold by Thorpe (cat. 1836, no. 738) to Sir Thomas Phillipps (no. 9178;
inscription on f. i verso); Phillipps sale (London, 1896, no. 784) to
Quaritch; sale by Sotheby's (London, 13 July 1921, no. 792) to Dobell.
Purchased from C. A. Stonehill on 20 Sept. 1932 by Thomas E. Marston
(bookplate); his gift to Yale in 1936.
Bibliography: De Ricci, v. 2, p. 2254, no. 74.
Barbara A. Shailor