Manuscript DescriptionOxford, Bodleian Library MS Rawlinson poet. 10
|MS Appellation:||SC 14503|
|Title:||Hoccleve, Regiment of Princes|
|Contents:||Regiment, ff. 1-65v, ends complete 'Explicit'.|
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|No of Folios:||4 paper flyleaves + 1-65v text + 4 paper flyleaves|
|Pagination:||Modern pencil usual place 1-65 plus 66-69 on end flyleaves, i-iv on front flyleaves.|
|Catchwords:||In the first quire a catchword in lower margin verso of almost every leaf (ff 1-6), by another scribe, as if this one set to copy page for page same as another MS; main scribe does catchword on 8v; catchword scribe does it on 16v; main scribe 24v, 32v, 40v, 48v, 56v, and none on 64v. Written in the same brown ink as the text, ending near right frame line.|
|Frame:||2 x vertical at either side running to edge, just ruled within, no horizontals which run to edge; 47 lines ruled with top line of text above the top line of ruling; brown crayon, no pricking survives.|
|Incipits and Explicits:||On f65v, 'Explicit hoccleue'.|
|Title by Scribe:||No original title, but added 16th century in upper outer corner of f1: 'Hocclef, som tyme scoller to Sir Jeffrye Chaucer knight, and after clerk of the pryvy Seale, compiled and wrote this booke|
bottom f65v, 'Explicit hoccleue' by the scribe and centred below text.
|Flourished Initials:||On f1 a 5-line blue lombard initial with red flourishing; no other coloured ink in MS.|
|Other Names (not owners):||From SC, vol. 3, p. 285: 'Ceste liure est asture a John Lyle' (about A.D. 1500)[bottom f1]: 'By me Thomas Lyst' (Lysl?), [doesn't say where] 'Arth: Cotton' with motto [right margin f1] (16th cent): 'Nich Lysle[/Lyle],' [f1 and f65v] 'John Webb,' [f1] 'E. Southerne,' [f1 top] 'Edward Lenton , , ,' [f2], 'Anne Weston' [f14], 'Henrici Spelman lib.' [f1 right margin] (17th cent.). Owned by Lord Somers and Sir Joseph Jekyll.|
|Further Information:||Summ Cat 14503|