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London, British Library MS Harley 5977
Title:Regiment of Princes
Contents:Regiment of Princes (fragment). Single leaf of a copy of the Regiment, of which more survives in Bodleian Rawlinson D.913, folio 63r-v.
Date Range:1450-1500
Scribal Hands:
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No of Folios:Single leaf f90rv
Page Size:Has been heavily cropped so barely text block: 157 x 103 mm
Frame:Impossible to say; was ruled, though now just slight indentations, no mark.
Writing Space:150 x 75
Flourished Initials:The initials of each line have been touched with red.
Miscellaneous Info:A MS of paper leaves to which have been attached single leaves from a variety of medieval MSS of different dates (like Rawl D.913); this one has a crease down right side of outer side of leaf, left side of verso about 7-8 mm from edge, and on verso this crease is much cleaner than the rest so bound into something and thus protected from dirt?
Further Information:Harley catalogue. Recto begins To thyn egal concorde vnto thi foo Suffraunce . and to thi self holynes To the nedy gredy with wrecchid woo' Recto ends: And thus he mot councel his brother lo Do þat is good and right to goddis pay In wurde not only but in werke always Verso begins: [ ]arful Iustice is in a manere Al vertu & wo wil haue this Iustice The lawe of crist to kepe wil he lere' Verso ends: Vnto his puple as plente and larges Of erthly good and better than is reyne Ffallyng at euyn from heuyn thei sey
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