Manuscript: Royal MS 16 E. viii
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British Library, Royal MS 16 E. viii
 

Produced:  13th century

Language: French

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Media: Vellum
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Folios: 147  Height:   cm   Width:   cm

Manuscript type: Miscellany

Location: British Library, London, England, United Kingdom

Family: n/a

 




 
Description

This manuscript has been missing since 7 June, 1879. It contained as follows (see Francisque Michel, Charlemagne, London, 1836, p. xxii, and his Rapports au Ministre for 1835 (in Coll. de doc. inédits), p. 56, and Ward, Catalogue of Romances, i, p. 176):

1. 'Cy commence le proloug de la liuere del nature de bese peciouns et oysez': the Bestiaire in French verse by Guillaume le Clerc de Normandie (see R. Reinsch's edition, Le Bestiaire: Das Thierbuch des normannischen Dichters Guillaume le Clerc, zum ersten Male vollständig nach den andschriften von London, Paris und Berlin (Leipzig, 1892) Le Bestiare, Leipzig, 1890, 1892). With marginal drawings. f. 2.

2. 'Missus Gabriel': a French imitation of the prose Missus Gabriel de celis. Like articles 4 and 6, an addition in a late 13th century hand. Begins 'Nostre seignor la sus del ciel'. f. 72.

3. 'Ci commence le liure Titus et Vaspasianus': chanson de geste in 2092 lines. Begins 'Or escotez, seignur cheualier et seriant'. f. 73.

4. 'Letabundus': a drinking-song in French mixed with Latin lines. Begins 'Or hi parra'. f. 103.

5. 'Ci commence le liure de la proverbes peres Anforse': a metrical version, in 3694 lines (often called Le Chastoiement d'un Pčre ā son Fils), of the Disciplina Clericalis of Petrus Alfunsi. Begins 'Ki uelt henor ei siecle auoir'. f. 104.

6. Christmas carol, without title. Begins 'Seignors, ore entendez a nus'. f. 130.

7. 'Ci comence le liuere cumment Charels de Fraunce voiet in lherusalem et pur parols sa feme a Constantinople pur vere roy Hugon': chanson de geste in 870 Alexandrines. Begins 'Un iur fu Karleun al seint Denis muster'. f. 131.

8. A short description of England in Latin prose, without title. f. 144.

9. Phases of the moon proper for any business, etc., in French prose. f. 145.


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Editions and Facsimiles

Printed editions: Le Bestiaire: Das Thierbuch des normannischen Dichters Guillaume le Clerc, zum ersten Male vollständig nach den andschriften von London, Paris und Berlin (Leipzig, 1892) Reinsch, 1892


 

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