DUL Add.MS. 1950/A/41 DUL Add.MS. 1950/A/1/41/iCommentary on Persius' Satires (fragment)
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Commentary on Persius' Satires (fragment) reused as pasteboard for a binding.

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Physical description of manuscript


Extent: 8 pieces
Size: 145 mm x 210 mm

Condition of manuscriptRight-hand third of f.1 and a little of f.4 and 8 missing; fragments of early printed paper adhering to f.8v; four pairs of holes, presumably from binding slips, in the lower margin of each leaf.

No pricking or ruling visible. Written space extending only 56-76 mm down from top edge, with 5-7 lines of writing, each occupying approximately 10 mm. Written width 17 mm.


Written in large mixed cursiva

Corrections and annotation

A superseded modern pencil numbering on both sides (8b, 8a; 3a, 3b; 4a, 4b; 7a, 7b; 2a, 2b; 1b, 1a; 5b, 5a; 6a, 6b), apparently represents an attempt to put the leaves in the correct order, rather than being a record of the order in which they were found, for there are matching holes in f.6 and 7, which were 1 and 5, but not in f.5, 2 or 3, which were 2-4.

Manuscript contents

Letter to A.I. Doyle regarding the document.

Manuscript history

Written in Italy, 15/16th century.

Manuscript contents
Original title: Commentarius in Persii Satyra i
Date: 15/16th century
Incipit: Nec manus
Explicit: delphin
Language: Latin

The lower part of eight leaves; perhaps from an eight-leaf fourth quire, see d written in the centre of the lower margin of ff. 1-3, 4 similarly on f. 4 and the catchword on f. 8v. Unidentified commentary. The eight pieces concern: f. 1, lines 59 and 62; f. 2, 64-5 and 66; f. 3, 69-70 and 71-2; f. 4, 73-4; f. 5, 75 “Euge poeta. Persius nunc deridet istum poetum indoctum” and 78; f. 6, 80-1 “in linguas. id est ista patella loquendi venit” and 83-4; f. 7, 85 and 87; and f. 8, 89 and 93-4.

Digitised material for Durham University Library Additional MS 1950/A/40 - Missal fragment
Digitised March 2018

Digitised material for Durham University Library Additional MS 1950/A/41 - Persius fragments
Digitised March 2018