Miscellany notebook, containing extracts from Latin writings, mainly classical, notes on rhetoric and grammar, and translations from Aristotle

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      GB 206 Ripon Cathedral MS 13
  • Dates of Creation
      16th century
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      1 vol. (496 ff.) Bound in leather with some tooling. Modern pencil foliation. Many leaves are blank. On f.270, in the handwriting of Anthony Higgin, is the heading "Explicatio Sti. Pauli ad Phil. incepta in ecclesia Kirck-Dightoniensi Maij 27o Anno dni 1593." - the rest of the page is blank. Inscribed on f.1r: "Ambrosius Copingerus est huius libri verus possessor" and on f.2r: "Anthonius Higgin ex dono mri Amb. Copinger". Signatures of Henry Constable and Ambrose Copinger on flyleaves

Scope and Content

Contents: (1) Notes on rhetoric and Latin grammar; (2) Quotations from classical authors, summaries of works of Aristotle, etc., namely: f.4, "Eloquentia nihil aliud nisi dicendi prudentia", etc; f.13, "In laudem eloquentiae"; f.14, "Laus Italiae, Virg. Georg. 2do fol.57", etc., followed by notes on the parts of rhetoric, with examples from classical authors; ff.150-161, "Aristotelis Topicorum libri 1-3"; f.168, "Aristotelis Elenchorum liber 1"; f.178, "Aristotelis De moribus quae Ethica nominantur, liber 1-2"; f.228v, "De historiarum lectione, ex Stanislao Hosio"; f.230, "De veterum romanorum nominibus"; ff.260-269, "Aristotelis de Republica, sive Politicorum liber primus (-secundus)", etc.; f.365v, "De amore, e Cardano"; f.366, "E Cardano de uxore ducenda"; f.382, "E Carolo Sigonio, Dialogus"; f.385, "Iliados Homeri liber primus. Argumentum" (with a list of synonyms taken from book 1).

Administrative / Biographical History

The principal compiler of the notebook is unknown

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

From the library of Anthony Higgin, Dean of Ripon (1608-1624)


In Latin

Custodial History

Formerly in the library of Ambrose Copinger, d.1603/4