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Scope Note: Written compositions in which two or more characters are represented as conversing.

Found in 40 Collections and/or Records:

13th-century manuscript containing theological works by Boethius and St Augustine, and short excerpts of works by Anselm, Eadmer, St Gregory of Tours, St Caesarius of Arles, and Bernard of Clairvaux.

Identifier: Adv.MS.18.5.18
Scope and Contents 13th-century manuscript produced in England containing a selection of theological works from the 'Opuscula sacra' of Boethius, Sermons of St Augustine, and excerpts from Eadmer, Anselm, St Gregory of Tours, St Caesarius of Arles, and Bernard of Clairvaux; as well as two annonymous excerpts, the 'Gesta Salvatoris' and a commentary on Psalm 84.The manuscript has been dated to the 13th century by Ker, and to the early 14th century by Borland, Römer, and Schenkl. The work...
Dates: 13th century.

15th-century manuscript containing 'De remediis utriusque fortunae' of Adrianus Carthusiensis, incorporating passages from the 'De remediis utriusque fortunae' of Petrarch.

Identifier: Adv.MS.18.7.1
Scope and Contents The place of production of this manuscript is unclear. The volume is the work of one scribe, in a hand which Nicholas Mann has described as a Germanic gothic bookhand. The work is written in one column of 27 lines to a page. Mann has dated this manuscript to the first half of the 15th century. The work itself contains an abridged and revised version of the second book of the 'De remediis utriusque fortunae', compiled from Petrarch's 'De remediis utriusque fortunae' and Adrianus...
Dates: 1st half of the 15th century.

15th-century manuscript containing 'De vero et falso bono' of Bartolomeo Platina in the hand of Bartolomeo Sanvito.

Identifier: Adv.MS.18.7.16
Scope and Contents Manuscript produced in Italy, either in late 1471 or early 1472, after the election of Sixtus IV to the Papacy. The work is a dedication copy to Pope Sixtus IV of a moral treatise, consisting of three dialogues written by Bartolomeo Sacchi, more commonly known as Bartolomeo Platina. This is the second version of the dialogue, with an earlier version called 'De falso ac vero bono' dedicated to Pope Paul II. The work starts with a dedication to Sixtus IV by Bartolomeo Platina on...
Dates: [?1471-?1472]

15th-century manuscript of uncertain origin which contains miscellaneous works, mostly theological

Identifier: Adv.MS.18.8.5
Scope and Contents The contents of the manuscript are as follows:(i) A version of the first two parts of the `Secretum Secretorum`. It corresponds to the text published in ‘Opera ... Rogeri Baconi’, fascicle V, pages 38-75, but is a very much shorter version, omitting the whole of caps. ii (the prologue of John), iv and viii, and many passages elsewhere. There are a few insertions and corrections in another hand. Begins `Quando allexander subiugavit sibi perses`. Ends `una vice post aliam et sic...
Dates: 15th century.

Articles and a lecture of James Leslie Mitchell, ‘Lewis Grassic Gibbon’., 1932-1935, undated.

Identifier: MS.26061
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows. (i) Printed copies of miscellaneous articles, 1932-1935 (folio l); (ii) Manuscript draft of a review of Agnes Mure Mackenzie, ‘Robert Bruce’, 1934 (folio l2); (iii) Typescript and printed version of 'A Novelist looks at the cinema', published in ‘Cinema Quarterly’, Winter 1935, pages 81-85 (folio l3); (iv) Typescript of an article on the anthropologist, Sir Grafton Elliot Smith, undated (folio 22). It was published by Douglas F Young in ‘Beyond the sunset’...
Dates: 1932-1935, undated.

Articles, notes, and fragments in Thomas Carlyle’s autograph., 1767, 1832-[?1871], undated.

Identifier: MS.1798
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows.(i) Article on "A narrative of a nine months’ residence in New Zealand" (London, 1832) by Augustus Earle (folio 1);(ii) ‘Gropings about Montrose’, 1839 (folio 4);(iii) Remarks on publication of Bulwer Lytton’s Works 1854, and likeness of constitutional government to sawing a plank on which you are sitting, 1855 (folio 5);(iv) Remarks on liberty, [?1865] (folio 7);(v) Corrected proof of his inaugural...
Dates: 1767, 1832-[?1871], undated.

Collection of romances and religious material, mostly in verse, written in the North Midlands by Richard Heeg with some items by James Hawghton and additions in other hands.

Identifier: Adv.MS.19.3.1
Scope and Contents The contents of the manuscript are as follows:(i) ‘The Hunting of the Hare` (‘The Index of Middle English Verse’, 973) (folio 1), followed by a mock sermon in prose (folio 7 verso) and nonsense verses (folio 10 verso) (the latter ‘The Index of Middle English Verse’, 3425, both printed in ‘Reliquiae Antiquae’, volume 1, pages 82-84). See ‘The “Hunting of the Hare” in the Heege Manuscript’. Written by Richard Heeg.(ii) `Sir Gowther` (‘The Index of Middle English Verse’,...
Dates: Circa 1480.

Devotional work entitled at the argument (folio ii verso) `A Dialogue betweene a Gohstly [sic] father and his Penitent shewing how a spouse long sought for by a louing soule in many thinges at length is found in one`.

Identifier: Adv.MS.22.7.14
Scope and Contents The manuscript is apparently unpublished, and the identity of the author is not certainly known. The epistle dedicatory, dated 1624, is signed `Ed: Wol:`, which may possibly be the signature of Edward Wolley who was at that time a student at Cambridge and who eventually was appointed Bishop of Clonfert. The manuscript is not quite complete: a leaf, containing the first part of the epistle dedicatory, is torn out after folio i, and another, presumably blank, after folio ii; and two leaves,...
Dates: Circa 1624.

‘Historie, letters, and dialogues’ by Archibald Moncreiff, Minister of Blackford in the Presbytery of Auchterarder., 1704.

Identifier: MS.2694
Scope and Contents Archibald Moncreiff was the son of William Moncreiff, Minister of Monzie, i.e., Moonzie, Fife (folio 137a verso).The author says (folios 5-6) he had observed that in spite of revolutions in the Church and State of Scotland there was 'little reformation in the lives and maners of men and women nor much to the advantage of the civil interrest of the nation ... This put me upon an earnest enquirie to find out what these evills were'. At the end (folio 137a verso) there is a...
Dates: 1704.

‘Libro de Libros’ and other theological dialogues, partly in verse, by A G Silveira.

Identifier: Adv.MSS.23.4.5(i)-(viii)
Scope and Contents

‘Libro de Libros, donde se detesta todo lo contrario se cree y admite todo lo conforme al sacro Libro… Dialogos theologicos. Ynterlocutores, un sabio ministro reformado presidente; un doctor catholico Apostolico Romano; Un Turco Mahometano erudito; un Judio desapasionado. Por A.G.S. Silveyradas’.

The first five volumes consist of dialogues between the same personages ‘todo en versos jocoserios, para deleitar aprovechando’. The rest is in prose.

Dates: 1st half of 18th century.

Manuscript of 'De oratore' and the 'Orator' by Cicero.

Identifier: Adv.MS.18.3.16
Scope and Contents (i) Cicero. `De oratore`. i. 1-9 ‘philoso]phiam’ are lost (folio 1).(ii) Cicero, `Orator`. 155 ‘quod erat usitatum’ to 173 ‘redundans and 235 ‘nec res’ to the end are lost. Folio 137 should stand before folio 131 (folio 110 verso).This is one of the many indirect copies of the `codex Laudensis`, the ancient manuscript of Cicero`s rhetorical works found at Lodi in 1421 and lost again in 1428. It is a good copy, related to O (Ottobon.2057) and P (Vat.Pal.1469). Space...
Dates: 15th century.

Manuscript of 'De remediis utriusque fortunae' of Petrarch, written in 1442.

Identifier: Adv.MS.18.4.6
Scope and Contents The exact origin of this manuscript is unclear. Mann has suggested that it is written in a Germanic or Flemish gothic bookhand, and Kristeller has suggested a 'northern hand' for the work. The text is in a minuscule bookhand and is the work of one scribe. It has been written in double columns with 39 lines to a page.This manuscript contains a complete copy of Petrarch's 'De remediis utriusque fortune'. There are two indices before the work itself; one numerical and one...
Dates: 1442.