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Iste liber pertinet And bear it well in mind / Per me Gulielmum downes so gentelle ande so kynde
Bookplate of William Downes — two couplets
Subjects: bookplates
Versification: — two-line — aa
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library EL 26.A.17 [olim Bridgewater; the ‘Stafford Gower’], f. 170
Transcription:
Iste liber me pertinet And bear it wel in mynde
Per me Gulielmum downes so gentelle ande so kynde
A vinculis doloris Iesue do hym brynge
Ad vitam etername to lyfe everlastynge. Amen
Note: Added by a hand of late sixteenth century.
Editions:
Hanna, Ralph, ed. “The Index of Middle English Verse and Huntington Library Collections: A Checklist of Addenda.” Publications of the Bibliographical Society of America 74 (1980): 235-58: 247.
Dutschke, C. W. Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library. 2 vols. San Marino, CA: Huntington Library, 1989: 1.40.
2.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 132 [olim George Dunn of Wooley Hall; Sotheby’s Sale, 11 February 1913, Lot 512], back pastedown
Transcription:
Iste liber pertinet beare it well in mynde
Ad me Georgium Savagium Boothe curteyes and kynde
A penis inferni Iehesu him bringe
Ad gaudia celestia to everlastinge ioye
Note: Added by a hand of first half of the sixteenth century; written as prose. Possibly the George Savage who was Chancellor of the cathedral in Chester in 1541 (see Dutschke (1989), 1.177).
Editions:
Hanna, Ralph, ed. “The Index of Middle English Verse and Huntington Library Collections: A Checklist of Addenda.” Publications of the Bibliographical Society of America 74 (1980): 235-58: 247.
Dutschke, C. W. Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library. 2 vols. San Marino, CA: Huntington Library, 1989: 1.177.