Middle English Manuscripts : Later Version Wycliffe Parablis of Solomon

Middle English Manuscripts

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Later Wycliffite version of Proverbs, together with extracts from Ecclesiastes, the Song of Songs, the Wisdom of Solomon and Ecclesiasticus, and quotations from the Bible and the Fathers.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>(1) folios <a dir='auto' href='' onclick='store.loadPage(13);return false;'>5r-88r</a>, Proverbs in the later Wycliffite version. Not in Forshall and Madden. Headed 'þese ben þe parablis of salamon'. No prologue.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>(2) folios <a dir='auto' href='' onclick='store.loadPage(179);return false;'>88r-145v</a>. Extracts from the later Wycliffite version of: (a): folio<a dir='auto' href='' onclick='store.loadPage(179);return false;'> 88r</a>, Ecclesiastes, extracts from chapters 1, 2, 4, 5, 7-10, and all of chapter 12: 'and here suen a fewe textis of ecclesiastes. Weyward men... eiþer yuel'. (b): folio <a dir='auto' href='' onclick='store.loadPage(188);return false;'>92v</a>, Song of Songs, 8: 6-7. (c): folio <a dir='auto' href='' onclick='store.loadPage(189);return false;'>93r</a>, Wisdom, chapters 1-9 and 16: 29: 'Here sueþ a part of sapience fro þe bigynninge til nyne chapitris ben eendid'. (d): folio<a dir='auto' href='' onclick='store.loadPage(237);return false;'>117r</a>, Ecclesiasticus, chapters 1-3, beginning imperfectly 'þat wisdom' (1: 9), extracts from chapters 4-8 and 10-12, all of chapter 13, extracts from chapters 14-16, all of chapter 19, and extracts from chapters 20-3, 25, 27-9, 32, 33 and 35.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>(3) folios <a dir='auto' href='' onclick='store.loadPage(295);return false;'>146r-153v</a>, Quotations from the Bible and the Fathers in 29 paragraphs: 'The wraþþe of god is turned in to merci to men þat forsakiþ synne... deeþ of soule'. Spaces for the 29 headings have not been filled: directions for the headings in the margins have been cut into by the binder.</p>

Want to know more?

Under the 'More' menu you can find , any transcription and translation we have of the text and find out about downloading or sharing this image.

No Contents List Available
No Metadata Available


If you want to share this page with others you can send them a link to this individual page:
Alternatively please share this page on social media