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MS. 17 Roger Dymmok Contra Lollardorum

                                                             Haenel 11.

Vellum, 10 1/2 x 7 1/2, ff. 160 + 1, double columns of 30 lines.

Cent. xiv late, well written with interesting ornaments.

2 fo. giis communiuit.

On f. 1 the name : Roberti Hare. Inside the cover : Roberti Hare. Refugium

meum dominus. London, 12o die Junii 1588 ex dono D. Anthonii Rooper.

The fore edges are painted with the arms of England and France ancient.

Collation:

1 flyleaf, 18-208.

Contents:

Rogerus Dymmok contra duodecim Haereses Lollardorum.

Dedication to Richard II. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  f. I

Gloriosissimo et metuendo principi et domino nostro domino Ricardo regi Anglie

et francie suns humilis et pauperrimus orator et ligius ffrater Rogerus dymmok

sacre pagine professor etc.

—salutis continuum incrementum.

Inc. prol. in librum contra duodecim errores et hereses lollardorum . . . . . . .  5

Progenies uiperarum quis demonstrabit uobis.

Conclusiones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 b

Pretensus stilus lollardorum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 b

We pore men tresoreris of cryst and his apostlis

followed by Latin version.

Inc. liber contra xii errores et hereses lollardorum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Est autem in primis hic notandum.

The "conclusions" of the Collards are given in English. They have been printed

by the Rev. H. S. Cronin, B.D., Fellow, in the English Historical Review for 1907.

In twelve parts ending f. 158 a:

et ne mergeretur superna prouidentia preseruauit. Amen.

Expl. liber contra duodecim errores et hereses lollardorum.

ff. i0b–i6o blank.

The following pictures and ornaments occur:

1. f. 1 a is bordered mainly with gold, containing also red, blue and green foliage. At the upper corner on R. is a grotesque figure playing a bag-pipe, lower down is a large shield of England and France ancient, quarterly. In the lower margin are two white harts with gold antlers, gorged with gold crowns, being cognizances of Richard II. In the initial, which is of blue patterned in white, is a figure of Richard II. throned with sceptre, in blue mantle lined with ermine over pink tunic. Gold ground with incised patterns.

2. f. 8 a is bordered and has initial of John Baptist holding a lamb and preaching to four people. Gold ground as before. John Baptist appears in the Wilton diptych as one of Richard II's patrons. f. 11 a has partial border and decorative initial.

3. f. 13 a has border and initial, Emperor on L. and nimbed Pope on R. supporting a small church between them. Each has a triple crown. Ground as before.

Each of the twelve parts has partial border and decorative initial. The flourished ornament of the smaller initials is very good. It is in red and blue.

The volume seems to have been a presentation copy to Richard II. Other copies of the treatise are in the Bibliotheque Nationale and in the University Library.

© N.J.R. James

 

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