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This section of the course offers, for the ease of those who would rather refresh or improve their skills than learn them anew, the option of reading through manuscript pages alongside a sample semi-diplomatic transcription. The manuscript extracts presented here are the same as those used in the 'course lessons' section, and are ordered and numbered here by the same system. If you would like to use the course lessons at some point, you may want to avoid these samples. Alternatively, you may like to avoid select manuscript extracts here, or link to particular lessons via the relevant links.

Please choose from the index below. For each manuscript, you will be presented with an image, a semi-diplomatic transcription complete with lineation and a set of transcription conventions, and information on dating and describing the hand illustrated. Close the pop-up window to return to this page, or through it to other parts of the site.

 

No 1 Verses vpon the duke of Buckinghams returne from the Ile of Rees
Gonville and Caius College MS 143/193, p. 149
Difficulty rating: 1/5
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No 2 John Donne, 'Extasie' and 'La Corona'
Trinity College Library MS R. 3. 12, pp. 51, 224
Difficulty rating: 1/5
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No 3 Whitgift School Charters
Gonville and Caius College MS 694/354, f. 7r
Difficulty rating: 1/5
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No 4 The Discouerie and Recouerie of Irelande and the Aucthors Apologie
Gonville and Caius College MS 150/200, p. 81
Difficulty rating: 1/5
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No 5 A Note on Royston (extract from Rastell's Abridgement)
Gonville and Caius College MS 170/91, p. 157
Difficulty rating: 1/5
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No 6 The Copie or Summe of a Sermon, preached in London, in October. 1638
Gonville and Caius College MS 389/609, p. 313
Difficulty rating: 1/5
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No 7 Henry Halywell to Dr More
Christ's College MS 21, no. 37
Difficulty rating: 2/5
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No 8 John Foxe, Apocalypse in English
Trinity College Library MS B. 2. 7, f. 49v
Difficulty rating: 2/5
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No 9 Mermelate of Quinces
Gonville and Caius College MS 206/112, p. 177
Difficulty rating: 2/5
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No 10 The Earle of Essex his instructions to his Sonne
Gonville and Caius College MS 150/200, p. 21
Difficulty rating: 2/5
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No 11 'A note of men, horses, and armer, and the prices of maintayninge them, sente forthe by my lorde of Ely...22nd March, 1569'
Gonville and Caius College MS 53/30, f. 23v
Difficulty rating: 2/5
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No 12 John Dryden, The Indian Emperour
Trinity College Library MS R. 3. 10, f. 34r
Difficulty rating: 2/5
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No 13 The copy of the sermon preached before the kinges Maiestie...Iune 1604
Gonville and Caius College MS 389/609, p. 343
Difficulty rating: 2/5
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No 14 The words of Ptolemæus
Gonville and Caius College MS 197/103, p. 402
Difficulty rating: 3/5
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No 15 Ann Mallett to Henry More
Christ's College Library MS 21, no. 10
Difficulty rating: 3/5
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No 16 The Queene of Scotts to Babington
Gonville and Caius College MS 197/103, p. 526
Difficulty rating: 3/5
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No 17 The distance of a Planett or fixed starre or Comet from 2 knowne Starres
Gonville and Caius College MS 613/686, f. 5r
Difficulty rating: 3/5
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No 18 Sidney Psalms
Trinity College Library MS R. 3. 16, p. 78
Difficulty rating: 3/5
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No 19 Sir John Finch to Sir Henry Goodricke, concerning Sir Thomas Baines
Christ's College Library MS 206, p. 1
Difficulty rating: 3/5
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No 20 John Rastell, Dialogues
Trinity College Library MS O. 3. 26, f. 31v
Difficulty rating: 3/5
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No 21 My Muse not I
Gonville and Caius College MS 197/103, pp. 384-5
Difficulty rating: 4/5
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No 22 Privy Council letter, concerning church attendance
Gonville and Caius College MS 53/30, f. 24r (i)
Difficulty rating: 4/5
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No 23 Macclesfeilde Gentlemen etc. 1581.
Gonville and Caius College MS 197/103, p. 37
Difficulty rating: 4/5
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No 24 John Milton, 'Lycidas'
Trinity College Library MS R. 3. 4, p. 6
Difficulty rating: 4/5
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No 25 The waye to preserve Quinses
Gonville and Caius College MS 197/103, p. 356
Difficulty rating: 4/5
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No 26 The Inventory of the estate of Richard Cox, Bishop of Ely
Gonville and Caius College MS 53/30, f. 30 (ii)
Difficulty rating: 5/5
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No 27 The Oath of the Gentlemen of Gray's Inn
Gonville and Caius College MS 53/30, f. 51r (ii)
Difficulty rating: 5/5
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No 28 'Even such is time'
Gonville and Caius College MS 73/40, f. 215v
Difficulty rating: 5/5
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