BEINECKE RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY
THE JAMES MARSHALL AND MARIE-LOUISE OSBORN
MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE MANUSCRIPTS
[Ogle, Richard, Sir, ca. 1554-1627]
[Commonplace book] : 1586
133 p. (with many blanks) ; 20 cm. x 16 cm.
Manuscript on paper of a commonplace book. The work contains four
sections. (1) "Loci animadvertendi in legendi epistolis, ad quos etia[m]
om[n]ia quae annotaderis referenda sunt." This lists types of epistles under
eight headings, or "libri," but the extensive framework is very incompletely
annotated. (2) "Here are written divers notes phrases words & sentences
collected out of severall bokes. 15 Novembr 1586. A[nn]o Reg.ie Eliz. 28."
This is actually a seventeen-page selection from the "A Touchstone for the
Time" section of George Whetstone's A Mirrour for Magistrates.... (London,
1584). It is preceded by a two-line entry quoting Mary Queen of Scots as saying
at Fotheringay, "I come not as a criminal." (3) "Epistolae commendatiae
Praecepta," summarizing extracts from the Epistolae of Paulus Manutius.
(4) "Quaedam collecta ex liber The Breviarie of Health, compiled by Andrew
Boorde." Eight pages of various entries in English from Boorde's work,
including descriptions of and remedies for "scurffe," greensickness,
"sikness of the prisones, "chappe," and nosebleed.
Several copies of prayers throughout in a later hand.
In English and Latin.
Bound with: 17th century manuscript on paper of legal precedents in a
hand. Most are from the reign of James I. The name "Richarde Wolfe" appears
in an Italic hand on the last page.
Title page for volume (supplied by Johnson) in red and black lettering
attributes the commonplace book to "Richardum Ogle Eq.Aur."
Spine title reads, "M.S.S. 1586."
Bookplate: Maurice Johnson of Spalding, 1735.
Binding: 18th century full calf, blind stamped, spine banded with gilt
Boorde, Andrew, 1490?-1549.
Johnson, Maurice, 1688-1755--Bookplate.
Manuzio, Paolo, 1512-1574.
Whetstone, George, 1544?-1587?
Medicine, Popular--16th century.
Acc. : 02.6.16
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