The ship of fools: Introduction. Notice of Barclay and his writings. Barclay's will. Notes. Bibliographical catalogue of Barclay's works. The ships of fools

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W. Paterson ;[etc., etc. ], 1874
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Page cvii - Imprynted at London in flete strete, at the sygne of [the] Sonne, by Wynkyn de worde." Beneath, device No. v. Contains A 8, B 4, C 6 ; 18 leaves. There is a copy in the British Museum. With the first four
Page 21 - the firste fole of all the hole nauy To kepe the pompe, the helme and eke the sayle For this is my mynde, this one pleasoure haue I Of bokes to haue grete plenty and aparayle I take no wysdome by them : nor yet auayle Nor them preceyue nat: And then I
Page cix - No date. Folio. Black letter. ' Here begynneth a ryght frutefull treatyse, intituled the myrrour of good maners, coteynyng the iiii. vertues, callyd cardynall, compyled in latyn by Domynike Mancyn : And translate into englysshe : at the desyre of syr Gyles Alyngton, knyght : by Alexander Bercley prest : and monke of Ely. This
Page xc - THE WILL OF ALEXANDER BARCLAY. EXTRACTED FROM THE PRINCIPAL REGISTRY OF HER MAJESTY'S COURT OF PROBATE. In the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. IN THE NAME OF GOD. AMEN.—The xxv th day of July in the yere of our Lorde God a thousande fyve hundreth fyftie and one. . . I ALEXANDER BARQUELEY Doctor of
Page cviii - after the vse of fraunce & other places translated out of frenche in englysshe by Robert coplande.' Col. : Jmprynted at London in the Fletestrete at the sygne of the rose Garlande by Robert coplande. the yere of our lorde. M.ccccc.xxi. y= xxii. day of Marche.' Neither folioed nor paged. Contains C 4, in sixes, 16 leaves.
Page 22 - them in great reuerence And honoure sauynge them from fylth and ordure By often brusshynge/ and moche dylygence Full goodly bounde in pleasaunt couerture Of domas/ satyn/ or els of veluet pure I kepe them sure ferynge lyst they sholde be lost For in them is the connynge
Page lxxxvii - boke, submytte the, Whilom flouryng in eloquence facundious, And to all other whiche present nowe be ; Fyrst to maister Chaucer and Ludgate sententious, Also to preignaunt Barkley nowe beying religious, To inuentiue Skelton and poet laureate ; Praye them all of pardon both erly and late. Bulleyn's repeated allusions to Barclay (see above, pp.
Page 13 - hym the translación of this present Boke neyther for hope of rewarde nor lawde of man : but onely for the holsome instrucción commodyte and Doctryne of wysdome, and to dense the vanyte and madnes of folysshe people of whom ouer great nombre is in the Royalme of Englonde. Therfore let euery man beholde
Page 181 - I haue eyght neyghbours, that firste shall haue a place Within this my shyp, for they most worthy be They may theyr lernynge receyue costeles and fre. Theyr wallys abuttynge and ioynynge to the scoles. No thynge they can, yet nought wyll they lerne nor se Therfore shall they gyde this one shyp of foles.
Page lxx - ten kniues shalt thou see Mangling the flesh, and in the platter flee : To put there thy handes is perill without fayle, Without a gauntlet or els a gloue of mayle." "The two last lines remind us of a saying of Quin, who declared it was not safe to sit down to a turtle-feast in one of the city-halls, without a

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