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Miscellany of Middle English religious verse and prose

  • Original object type: Artefact
  • Title: Miscellany of Middle English religious verse and prose
  • Description:

    Decoration: 2 to 3-line initials in red with pen ornamentation in brown. Capitals touched in red. Catchwords in cartouches. Occasional pointing hand.

    Written in anglicana (main text) and anglicana formata (headings and Latin quotations), by a single scribe (possibly to be identified as M.R., 'secundum M.R.' f. 67v) writing at different times.

    The major item is the Prick of Conscience (ff. 1r-58v), beginning imperfectly. For a full list of contents, see Pickering 1990.

    Purchased by the Brotherton Collection, from Francis Edwards, in 1950.

    See for a fuller description: K. W. Humphreys and J. Lightbown, 'Two Manuscripts of the Pricke of Conscience in the Brotherton Collection, University of Leeds', in: Leeds Studies in English, nos. vii-viii (1952), pp. 30-34; R. Hanna III, 'Leeds University Library, MS Brotherton 501: A Redescription', in: Manuscripta, 26 (1982), pp. 38-42; N. R. Ker, Medieval Manuscripts in British Libraries, vol. 3 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1983) pp. 67-70; and O. S. Pickering, 'Brotherton Collection MS 501: A Middle English Anthology Reconsidered', in: Leeds Studies in English, N.S. 21 (1990), pp. 141-165, which provides full references to other scholarship.

  • Date range: [ca. 1450s]
  • Date: 1450
  • Depositing User: - libemu
  • Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2015 10:29
  • Last Modified: 30 Jan 2015 10:29