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EDITIONS 



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THE BIBLE AND PARTS THEREOF 

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FROM THE YEAR MDV. TO MDCCCL. 

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AN APPENDIX 

CONTAINING SPECIMENS OF TRANSLATIONS, AND 
BIBLIOGRAPHICAL DESCRIFflONS. 



SECOND EDITION, CORRECTED AND ENLARGED. 



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THE REV. HENRY COTTON, D. C. L. 

ARCHDEACON OF CASHEL^ &C. 




OXFORD: 
AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS. 
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TO WHOM, UNDER PROVIDENCE, 

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IN EARLY LIFE, 

DR. CYRIL JACKSON, 

DEAN OF CHRIST CHURCH, OXFORD, 

THIS PUBLICATION IS INSCRIBED, 

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PREFACE. 



ThIRTY-ONE years have elapsed, since the appearance of the 
former edition of this work. During that period, the public atten- 
tion has been largely directed towards this department of Biblical 
literature ; not merely on the score of a taste for Bibliography ; 
but with the far higher object, of tracing with exactness the steps 
by which the great work of the Reformation was accomplished in 
the British dominions, and of further elucidating the characters of 
many eminent persons, who were raised up by Providence to take 
leading parts in those memorable transactions. 

In the course of the researches which Scholars have undertaken 
for the above-named objects, many interesting particulars have 
been brought to light respecting the publication of the earliest and 
rarest editions of the English Scriptures. And the accidental dis- 
covery in 1831, by Mr. Rodd, a London bookseller, of a fragment 
of Tyndale's first printed New Testament with Glosses, led to a 
series of careful and connected investigations, which have resulted 
in placing that portion of our Ecclesiastical history upon a clearer 
and more satisfactory basis than before. 

Do not let us forget, that the first person, who systematically 
undertook to bring together such information as could be gleaned 
from scattered sources respecting the several English translations 
of the Scriptures, and to add to it some historical notices of the 
authors and editors of those versions, was the Rev. John Lewis, 
Minister of Margate; well known as the author of the lives of 
Wicliffe, of bishop Reginald Pecock, of William Caxton the first 
English printer, — and of several other literary pieces. 

In the preparation of that laborious work, he received material 
assistance from the learned Dr. Daniel Waterland, Master of Mag- 
dalene College Cambridge ; ample evidence of which may be seen, 
in the correspondence of the two friends, published in the last 

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volume of Dr. Waterland^s works, printed by the University of 
Oxford in 1823. 

Mr. Lewis at first prefixed his account of English Bibles to a 
folio edition of Wicliffe's version of the New Testament^ in 1731. 
Seven years afterwards, he published it by itself, with some addi- 
tional information, in an octavo volume. And it was reprinted in 
1818. 

The first part of his work treats of ancient manuscript transla- 
tions of the Scriptures, in Saxon and English ; the labours of 
Abbat iElfric, of Richard the hermit of Hampole, of John Wicliffe 
and some of his followers. The second part is employed in de- 
scribing the translations made, and printed^ from the reign of king 
Henry VIII. to the year 1729. 

It has been somewhat the fashion, in late years, to speak slight- 
ingly of those labours of Mr. Lewis. Orme, in his " Bibliotheca 
" Biblica," is pleased to style the History of English Translations 
" a dull but important book.*" But it ought to be remembered, 
that in compilations of that kind the object is rather to convey 
exact information than to delight the fancy. And few persons, 
except those who have been actually engaged in similar researches, 
have any idea of the amount of labour requisite to be undergone 
in order to bring that detailed information before the public in a 
tangible and intelligible shape. 

It is quite true, that Lewis' account of those matters is imper- 
fect, and in numerous instances inaccurate. Yet competent judges 
have felt not only gratitude, but surprise that he was able to 
amass so large an amount of information respecting particulars 
which the difficulties of those troubled times had surrounded with 
obscurity ; and to discover copies of so many of those interesting 
editions of our Scriptures, which stole forth in secresy and silence, 
from unknown presses, and were dispersed by unknown hands. We 
read with deep interest, how these were watched, and seized, and 
suppressed, immediately on their appearance ; how jealously they 
were guarded by their possessors, and frequently were concealed 
with the utmost care, upon any sudden outburst of the persecut- 
ing spirit which then unhappily prevailed. 

The five and thirty years from 1525 to 1560, by which time 
Queen Elizabeth was firmly seated on the throne, comprise the 
most stirring and interesting period of our Ecclesiastical history. 
Those years furnished Mr. Lewis with abundance of curious and 
valuable materials ; but they likewise presented most formidable 



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difficulties to any attempt at a complete and lucid arrangement of 
those materials. 

Although the spirit of Religious Reformation had been fairly 
awakened through the country ; and Tyndale and a few fellow- 
labourers were heartily engaged in the holy work of laying the 
Scriptures open to the masses of the people, who now demanded, 
as their right, to have the Word of God in their own tongue : yet 
this desire could only be gratified by the most prudent manage- 
ment, and with the aid of the shelter of a foreign land. Tyndale 
himself had been forced to fly to the continent ; and no printer in 
England was willing to hazard his liberty and perhaps his life, by 
being openly concerned in the publication of the Bible or New 
Testament in Enghsh. The tenets of the Reformation were indeed 
steadily gaining ground among the people: but the Church of 
Rome still possessed in the bishops a powerful and active party, 
determined at all hazards to resist the introduction of light, and 
the spread of doctrines which portended an utter overthrow to their 
ancient authority and influence. 

The King played a singular part through these transactions. It 
has been generally supposed, that his private sentiments were in 
favour of a free circulation of the Scriptures among his subjects. 
Yet his chief concern seems to have been, how to secure and 
strengthen his own absolute authority. He was fickle, capricious, 
continually wavering to and fro : so that the Reformers could 
never reckon on his protection for a single day. No man could 
foretell in the evening what would be the Royal will, and the 
national creed, on the following morning : none could divine which 
feeling was likely to predominate — the haughty denial of the 
Pope's supremacy, or the fear of off'ending the Church and giving 
occasion for seditious risings among the people. The stars of 
Gardiner and Cranmer seemed to be alternately in the ascendant. 

Under such circumstances, the dissemination of the Scriptures 
was a work of great delicacy and danger. No man dared openly 
avow himself an agent in that work. As for the books themselves, 
as soon as they found their way into England, they were inter- 
cepted by the Bishops and their watchful emissaries ; were cap- 
tiously examined, and studiously misrepresented : every species of 
heresy, and every seed of sedition, was affirmed to lurk in them : 
the slightest oversight or error of the press was denounced as 
pregnant with unseen mischief a : the people were cautioned to flee 

a " As for my translation, in whiche " 1 have hearde saye) to be I wotte not 
" they afferme unto the laye people (as " how many thousande heresyes, so that 



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the perusal of them as so much poison ; and the volumes them- 
selves were required to be delivered up to the officers of justice, 
and by them were committed to the flames. Again and again, as 
Tyndale and his fellow-labourers proceeded, the same cry was 
raised, and the same destructive violence was resorted to ; so that, 
of the five or six editions of Tyndale''s first translation of the New 
Testament, it is now difficult to find even a fragment, much less a 
perfect copy. 

Of course, it was to no purpose that he raised his voice in justi- 
fication of his motives and proceedings. His opponents were not 
disposed to discuss by arguments that which they were able to put 
down by the strong hand of power. Yet he was strong in a con- 
viction of the righteousness of his cause : and to those who were 
willing to hear coolly and impartially his reasoning in defence of 
himself, there was an air of sincerity as well as zeal ; a modest, un- 
assuming, and conciliatory tone. " Moreover," says he, (in an 
address occasioned by George Joye's unauthorized alteration of 
his translation,^) "moreover, I take God, which alone seeth the 
" heart, to record to my conscience, beseeching him that my part 
" be not in the blood of Christ, if I wrote of all that I have 
" written throughout all my book, ought of an evil purpose, of 
" envy or malice to any man, or to store up any false doctrine or 
" opinion in the Church of Christ, or to be author of any sect, 
" or to draw disciples after me, or that I would be esteemed or 
" had in price above the least child that is born, save only of pity 
" and compassion I had and yet have on the blindness of my 
" brethren, and to bring them unto the knowledge of Christ, and 
" to make every one of them, if it were possible, as perfect as an 
" angel of heaven, and to weed out all that is not planted of our 
" heavenly Father, and to bring down all that lifteth up itself 
" against the knowledge of the salvation that is in the blood of 
" Christ. 

" Also, my part be not in Christ, if mine heart be not to follow 
" and live according as I teach ; and also if mine heart weep not 
" night and day for mine own sin and other mens indifferently, 

" it cannot be mended or correcte, they Preface to his Translation of the Pen- 

" have yet taken so greate payne to ex- tateuch, 1530. 

" amyne it, &c. that there is not so e in his second address, or preface, 

" moch as one I therin if it lacke a to his corrected New Testament of 

" tytle over his hed, but they have noted November 1534, headed " Willyam 

" it, and nombre it unto the ignorant " Tindale yet once more to the Chris- 

" people for an heresy." Tyndale's " ten readers." 



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" beseeching God to convert us all, and to take his wratli from us, 
" and to be merciful as well to all other men, as to mine own soul, 
" caring for the wealth of the realm I was born in, for the King 
" and all that are thereof, as a tender-hearted mother would do 
" for her only son. 

" As concerning all I have translated or otherwise written, I be- 
" seech all men to read it for that purpose I wrote it : even to 
" bring them to the knowledge of the Scripture. As far as the 
" Scripture approveth it, so far to allow it ; and if in any place 
" the word of God disallow it, then to refuse it, as I do before 
" our Saviour Christ and his congregation. And where they find 
" faults, let them shew it me, if they be nigh, or write to me, if 
" they be far off: or write openly against it and improve it, and I 
" promise them if I shall perceive that their reasons conclude, I 
" will confess mine ignorance openly.'^ 

But all this, and much more, fair and reasonable as it was, could 
neither turn the tide nor stem it. The translations of Tyndale, 
though they had been revised and corrected, were still adjudged to 
be heretical and dangerous; whatever bore his name was for- 
bidden ; and when the sacred Text itself could no longer be with- 
holden from the people, all Prologues or Annotations, by whomso- 
ever written, were ordered to be utterly removed from it. This is 
one reason why, among the earlier editions which have reached our 
days, by far the greater part are mutilated and defaced ; and one 
cause of much uncertainty and consequent confusion in describing 
them. So that, when Mr. Lewis is lightly charged with a want of 
clearness and precision in any of his statements, we may perceive 
abundant excuses for the defect, in the disturbed condition of the 
materials with which he had to construct his work. 

Even at this day, when our acquaintance with these matters is 
far greater than ever was within his reach, there are numerous 
points of detail still remaining to be cleared up. We cannot yet 
offer satisfactory descriptions of the three or four editions of 
Tyndale's first translation, which immediately followed those of 
1525 : of the year 1534, in which his second or revised translation 
appeared, there are at least four editions, of the same size, quite 
distinct — besides the one which he himself published "in the 
" month of November," and also not including that which was put 
forth by George Joye. In 1536, there were three distinct impres- 
sions in quarto, so nearly resembling each other as only to be 
distinguishable by close examination ; and no fewer than five duo- 



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decimo editions of that same year, which with an ordinary ob- 
server might pass for one and the same. In 1538 two editions of 
Coverdale's New Testament were printed by Nicolson in South- 
wark. Their outward appearance is the same in almost every 
point : but a careful inspection will shew that their contents are 
really different. 

Again, in the years 1539, 1540, and 154.1, there was published a 
noble series, of no less than seven editions of the " Great Bible," in 
large folio, designed for the use of churches. All were executed by 
the same printers, Grafton and Whitchurch; aU are nearly alike 
in size, type, decoration, and contents. What wonder, if these 
have been often mistaken, one for another? — In those doubt- 
ful times, vernacular Bibles were things almost unknown. The 
minds of the common people were attracted to them by an intense 
curiosity. The concourse of readers and listeners was great, as 
soon as they were exposed to public perusal in the churches ; and 
the copies would soon become mutilated, through continual hand- 
ling. The first and last leaves would be likely to be first de- 
stroyed. Those leaves contained the distinctive marks of the edi- 
tion : and after they had been lost, it became a matter of some 
difficulty to ascertain to what impression the remainder of the 
volume belonged. It subsequently became a practice, in the case 
of those mutilated church Bibles, to supply the deficiencies with 
leaves taken indiscriminately from any one of the seven editions : 
so that even professed Bibliographers have been deceived by that 
ingenious Mosaic work, and have been led to give erroneous de- 
scriptions of the book which was before them. 

To assist modern collectors in distinguishing these handsome 
and interesting volumes, I have constructed a Tabular collation of 
them all ; which will be found in the Appendix, at p. 285. Long 
and minute descriptions of them are afforded to those persons who 
are fortunate enough to possess the " Catalogue of Bibles, &c. in 
" the Collection of Lea Wilson, Esq."" (4". 1845,) a gentleman who 
by diligent research and great liberality succeeded in accumulating 
an English Biblical library of unrivalled richness ; and particularly 
had obtained perfect copies of all these seven editions of the Great 
Bible ; a piece of good fortune, I believe, which had never occurred 
to an individual before. The^r.9/ of those editions possesses a pe- 
culiar degree of interest, from the circumstances which attended 
its progress through the press. Grafton and Whitchurch had com- 
menced the impression at Paris, in 1538, under the patronage of 



PREFACE. ix 

Cnimwell, Henry's vicar general, and the superintendence of 
Miles Coverdale as corrector: when the Inquisition suddenly 
pounced upon them, broke up the press, seized the finished 
sheets, and compelled the printers to fly for their lives. By great 
adroitness, Grafton and Whitchurch secured the types and other 
machinery : they likewise contrived to rescue " about four great 
" dry-fats ^ full " of the printed sheets which had been ordered to 
be burned : and having persuaded the Paris workmen to accom- 
pany them to England, they completed a certain number of copies 
in London, in the spring of the following year. 

The other six editions of this Bible might possibly pass as twelve: 
because, although Grafton and Whitchurch had the privilege of 
printing them in common, yet their joint names never occur to- 
gether on the titles, but each placed his own on his own share of 
the copies. This circumstance was taken notice of by Humfrey 
Wanley, upwards of a century ago. A still more striking instance 
of this printing in partnership occurs in a folio Bible of the year 
1551 ; where this colophon is found: " Imprynted at London by 
" Nicolas Hyll, dwelling in Saynct John's Streate, at the coste 
" and charges of certayne honest men of the occupacyon, whose 
" names be upon their bokes." And accordingly we find no fewer 
than seven names of publishers, and four of printers, on different 
copies of this edition. See the note on the subject, at p. 27 ; and 
p. 292. 

Another fertile source of difficulty and confusion in describing 
these mutilated ancient copies is, the fact of their lying widely dis- 
persed in various quarters, so as not to admit of being brought 
under the eye at one and the same time. Persons inexperienced in 
such investigations may deem this a point of no importance ; but a 
few trials will convince them of the contrary. Those, who have 
been in the habit of collating and comparing books, well know 
how treacherous even a good memory is often found in such cases; 
how frequently a volume, which we are examining to-day, appears 
to be exactly like the one we had inspected yesterday : when per- 
haps there really is a very considerable difference between them. 
In truth, it is often difficult to catch the minute and trifling va- 
rieties, which sometimes are the only distinguishing marks of a 

' Sir Thomas More alludes to this foreign printers of Tyudale's New 

particular mode of conveyance, in his Testament, " They print them there, 

" Confutation of Tyndal," which was and send them hither by vatts-full." 
published in 1532. He says, of the 



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particular edition^ without an actual juxta-position of several copies. 
And for this reason, it is of great consequence to a person who is 
engaged in inquiries of this nature, to be constantly within reach 
of extensive and rich public repositories, like the British Museum, 
the Bodleian, or Cambridge University Library ; which, out of their 
abundant store of copies, may afford him ready opportunities of 
deciding doubtful points, and thus rendering his description of a 
book exact and satisfactory. 

Still, no man who undertakes to give full accounts of some hun- 
dreds of rare books — however favorably he may happen to be 
placed for carrying on the necessary researches — can expect that 
he will be able to examine every single article with his own eyes. 
He must often depend on printed authorities, or on accounts fur- 
nished to him by friends. It is hopeless to expect uniformity ^ in 
communications forwarded from many different quarters, by per- 
sons of different minds and tastes. Not only may it happen, that 
a book is very imperfectly and erroneously described; but that 
several accounts of it may reach us, so widely differing from each 
other, that we may suppose that there are two (or more) editions 
of the work in question, when in reality there is only one. 

Within the last few years, the department of History, to which 
this List refers, has received an ample and instructive illustration, 
in " The Annals of the English Bible, by Christopher Anderson (a 
" Baptist minister at Glasgow) ,^^ 2 vols. 8°. 1845. It is a work of 
deep interest and profound research; deserving to be read and 
studied carefully by every one who feels thankful to Providence 
for the blessings of the Reformation. It has proved of the greatest 
use to me, in the preparation of this amended List : and I have 
only been able to restrain myself from quoting whole pages from 
it, by the recollection that I am not writing a History, but merely 
compiling materials for one. Mr. Anderson has brought out, in 
brilliant and just light, the piety, the firmness, the learning, and 
unwearied labours of the martyr William Tyndale : and has 
shewn us how shamefully we have long overlooked an illustrious 
champion of the Faith, to whose single pen the sacred cause of 
the Reformation in these countries was chiefly indebted for all its 
earlier success. 

I wish that the author's plan of treating his subject had allowed 
him to furnish us with more copious particulars respecting the 
labours of another worthy. Miles Coverdale, the author of our 
first printed Enghsh translation of the Bible, folio 1535. To this 



PREFACE. li 

day, a degree of mystery hangs over the production of that book. 
We do not rightly know what induced Coverdale to undertake the 
work ; — who employed him — who protected him — who paid him : 
nor even, where the volume was put to press ; nor by what means, 
and to what extent, copies of it were circulated in England. 

We readily concede to Mr. Anderson, that Coverdale did not 
translate from the Hebrew and Greek Originals, but from the 
Latin Vulgate ; and, that he was of a different temperament from 
Tyndale, and did not stand forth so prominently and boldly in de- 
fence of the free use of the Scriptures, against the tyranny of the 
Romish bishops and their blind abettors. Still, he has deserved 
well of every friend to the English Reformation. His labours in 
the same cause were neither slight nor few. A large and honor- 
able mention of them would not have detracted anything from the 
credit of the chief hero of the piece ; and would have found a 
most appropriate place in a sterling work like the " Annals of the 
English Bible." 

My object in the present compilation has been, to provide an 
Appendix to the works of Lewis and subsequent writers on the 
same subject : by enumerating all the editions, either of the whole 
Bible or of any detached portions of it, which can now be ascer- 
tained, and specifying the public libraries or private collections, 
in which copies of them may be seen. Lewis has done this occa- 
sionally, but not with sufficient accuracy or fulness. It was not 
directly a part of his design. He had more important matters 
under his consideration. 

Several Lists of this kind have already been given to the public ; 
gradually improving in character as they followed each other, but 
still all more or less defective and incorrect. The following is a 
brief notice of them. 

1. "A List of various editions of the Bible and parts thereof, 
" in English ; from the year 1526 to 1776. from a MS. (N°. 1140.) 
" in the Archiepiscopal Library at Lambeth, much enlarged and 
" improved." Of this list, which consists of a single 8". sheet, 
without a title-page, two hundred and fifty copies were privately 
printed, for the Archbishop of Canterbury, at the press of Mr. Bow- 
yer, in 1776. It is now extremely scarce. In it the editions of the 
Psalms are intermixed with those of the Bible. 

2. " A list, &c. (as before.) A manuscript list of English Bibles, 
" copied from one compiled by the late Mr. Joseph Ames, pre- 

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" sented to the Lambeth library by Dr. Gifford, hath furnished 
" some part of this publication : later discoveries of several learned 
" gentlemen have supplied the rest. London, 1778."" In 8«. con- 
taining thirty-seven leaves_, printed only on one side. In this list, 
which, hke the former, was printed (by Bowyer) for presents only, 
the Psalms are placed in chronological order by themselves : an 
arrangement which, as being more distinct, I have thought it best 
to follow. 

These two compilations were generally known by the name of 
" Dr. DucareFs Lists," being supposed to have been drawn up by 
him: but I discovered that this opinion was erroneous, by acci- 
dentally meeting with a copy of each of them, formerly belonging 
to Mark Cephas Tutet, Esq. and containing in his own hand- 
writing the explanation given below : the former of those two notes 
being prefixed to the edition of 1776, and the latter to that of 1778^. 

^ I. "This list (down to the year 
" i6oo only) was made by me more 
" than twenty years ago, merely for 
" my own use ; but at the latter end 
*' of last year Dr. Ducarel requested 
" me to continue it to that time, in 
" order to be printed at the expence 
" of the Archbishop of Canterbury. 
" I accordingly did in a hasty manner 
" bring the hst down to the year 1776, 
" and apprehend from such haste, as 
" well as my want of leisure and op- 
" portunity, that there will be found 
" many errors and omissions. Whilst 
" I was employed in writing the hst, 
" Dr. Ducarel put into my hands an- 
*' other belonging to the Lambeth li- 
" brary, drawn up by the Rev. Dr. Gif- 
" ford, one of the librarians of the 
" British Museum, brought down, if I 
" remember right, to about the year 
" 1757, in which I found a few edi- 
" tions not mentioned by me, but very 
*' many errors, and editions multiphed 
" without number. A fair copy of my 
" list I gave to Dr. Ducarel, and 250 
" copies have been printed for presents 
" only. Whoever will compare this 
" printed list with the MS. one in the 
" Lambeth hbrary, will find a great 
" difference, as I omitted many pre- 
" tended editions inserted by Dr. Gif- 
" ford. Those marked G. are taken 



from his list : I have never before 
seen them. Many more editions of 
the Psalms might have been added, 
but I purposely omitted them, as 
being rather paraphrases ; such as 
those of Ant. Gilbie, 1581. Sir E. 
Sandys, 161 5. Church of Scotland, 
1602. Ravenscroft,i62i. Geo. San- 
dys, 1636. R. B. 1638. Miles Smith, 
1668. L*^. Coleraine, 1681. Isaac 
Watts, 1 7 18. R. Daniel, 1722. Geo. 
Atwood, 1730. Zach. Mudge, 1744. 
Mr. Pike, 1750. W. Green, 1762. 
Chas. Bradbury, 1763. Jas. Mer- 
rick, 1765. Chr. Smart, 1765. 
"Feb. 6. 1777, M.C. Tutet." 

" 2. The annotation in the opposite 
title-page was occasioned by Dr. Gif- 
ford being much displeased, and 
complaining on not finding himself 
mentioned in the first edition as the 
compiler; but surely without cause; 
see my note in that edition. The 

■ present, hke the former edition, has 

■ been printed for presents only, at 

■ the expence of the Abp. of Canter- 
'' bury ; I have had no hand in any 
' additions that may have been made 
'to it ; there are still retained some 
' editions, the existence of which I 
' very much doubt. 24 Jany. 1778. 
' M. C. T." 



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3. "The Lambeth list, enlarged and improved by the Rev. Cle- 
" raent Crutwell; prefixed to his edition of the Bible, with I3p. Wil- 
" son's notes, published at Bath in 1785."" Several editions whicli 
appear in the former lists are left out from this, probably because 
the editor was not satisfied of their existence : but I have not con- 
sidered myself justified in adhering to Mr. Crutwell's omissions ; 
since it may easily happen that other observers may be fortunate 
enough to meet with editions which have not been seen either by 
him or by me. 

This List was reprinted in the Prolegomena to the Bible edited 
by the Rev. John Hewlett, 4P. 1811. 

4. Mr. Tutef s List, N°. 2, continued to the year 1792, with a 
notice of two manuscript versions : this is attached to Abp. New- 
come's " Historical view of the English Biblical Translations," 
printed at Dublin, 8". 1792. 

5. A reprint of N°. 4, with a scanty supplement brought down 
to the year 1816 ; appended to a republication of " Lewis's History 
" of the English Translations," 8°. London, 1818. Neither the edi- 
tor of this last list, nor of N". 4, appear to have seen that of 
Mr. Crutwell. 

6. A List, appended to "Anderson's Annals of the English 
"Bible,'' entitled, "Various editions of the New Testament and 
" the Bible, in English, with certain Public Libraries and indi- 
" vidual proprietors in possession of copies." 

This list professes to contain about a hundred editions not spe- 
cified in my former list. It is confined to Bibles and New Testa- 
ments alone, making no mention of Psalms or other detached 
portions of the Scriptures c. 

But the most minute, accurate, and satisfactory account of a 
large proportion of these ancient records is found in a remarkable 
volume, entitled, " Bibles, Testaments, Psalms, and other books of 
" the Holy Scriptures in English, in the collection of Lea Wilson, 
"esq. F.S.A. :" London, 1845. 4«. This book was not intended 
for public sale. Only a few copies were printed, for presents to the 
author's friends. The work is divided into four departments : the 
first of which, comprising Bibles, (p. 1 —135 : and Appendix, p. 129* 
—136*) contains 292-|- 19=311 articles. Part ii. comprising New 

c Mr. Holland's interesting work, versions of the Psalms (only) '\8 aitach- 

The Psalmists of Britain, is duly no- ed to the Rev. H. Latham's Anthologia 

ticed in its place j p. 232. infra. And Davidica, 12°. London, 1846. 
I may here add, that a list of metrical 



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Testaments, (p. 137 — 221.) contains 154 articles. Part iii. Editions 
of the Psalms, (p. 223—283,) contains 258 : and Part iv. Editions 
of Parts of the Bible, (p. 285—345, contains 271 ; altogether 994 
articles. Many of these are pieces of the utmost rarity : and I 
have been informed, that the copies in general are in the finest 
possible condition, and that a much larger number of the earlier 
and scarcer editions are quite perfect, than is the case in any other 
known collection of equal extent. 

In his preface Mr. Wilson says, " In printing a list of my col- 
" lection of Editions of the Bible in English, and parts thereof, 

" 1 have endeavoured to give a minute and careful collation 

" or description of the most rare editions in my collection, for the 
" purpose of ascertaining the identity of other copies, or proving 
" the existence of editions not yet enumerated : and also to cor- 
" rect in some degree the errors which have been carried on from 
" one author to another, as to the number of Editions which have 
" been printed of the earlier versions ; and thereby to remove 
" the imputation or implication that our ancestors were indif- 
" ferent as to the possession of the Holy Scriptures in their own 
" language. 

" Of the early volumes many very closely resemble each other 
" in type, arrangement, and general appearance : and of several, 
" the first and last words of each page read alike : so that actual 
" comparison and collation is necessary to discover the variations : 
" and the precious volumes in most instances lying in widely 
" distant libraries, it was almost impossible to bring them toge- 
" ther. This similarity of appearance led, therefore, to the sup- 
" position, in many cases, that only a single edition had been put 
" forth, where actually three or four, or even more, were issued, 
" every leaf differing throughout the volumes in composition and 
" orthography : a favorite or particularly saleable book being seve- 
" ral times reprinted, as in the case of the 4P. Genevan Bible 
" bearing the date of 1599, of which there are at least eight distinct 
" editions. 

" The greatest care has been taken to establish the proper ar- 
" rangement of the Prolegomena belonging to many of the volumes ; 
" the printers' signatures to these being frequently very arbitrary 
" and irregular ; particularly in the Bishops' Bibles of 1568 and 
" 1572, and they are in consequence continually found misplaced. 
" I think I may confidently assert my accuracy herein. 

" To aid future collectors of an English series, 1 have added 



PREFACE. xw 

" the more modern versions ; many of whicli, thougli comparatively 
" recent, are rare and very difficult to be procured — particularly of 
" the detaclied books. 

" In affixing the sizes to the different volumes, I found consider- 
" able difficulty. Much confusion has hitherto existed ; one author 
" considering a book as an octavo, which another styles a duodecimo : 
" and in many catalogues every size below quarto is rated as 
" octavo. In this list, without regarding the printer's signatures, 
" or gathering of the sheets, I have generally given to each the 
" designation that a volume of similar dimensions would receive, if 
" published at the present time.""' 

I have much pleasure in testifying to the great accuracy and 
minuteness of many of the collations and desciiptions in this Cata- 
logue. Those of the earlier and more rare editions are given with 
a fulness and distinctness which leaves nothing to desire. I could 
not insert all those particulars into a slight work like the present 
List : but confidently refer those persons, who desire more detailed 
notice of any remarkable edition, to this curious and valuable cata- 
logue of Mr. Wilson. 

With respect to the contents of any former lists, I have felt 
myself bound to retain whatsoever I found there; except where 
subsequent examination proved a statement to be erroneous : but 
there is little doubt, that several editions, cited by me as well as 
by my predecessors in these inquiries, owe their supposed existence 
to mis-descriptions; being called folios by one, and quartos by 
another ; or octavos by this writer, and duodecimos by his fellow. 
This is a point, in which even our great bibliographical authority, 
Mr. Herbert, is not to be depended on. He himself has acknow- 
ledged, that he often calls octavos volumes which really are twelves, 
(or, more likely, sixteens : for in old books the signatures more 
often run in eights than in any other number.) It has been seen 
above, that Mr. Lea W^ilson confessed himself to be at fault in this 
mysterious nomenclature : and it is well known, that in the printed 
catalogues of some great libraries, as for instance, the Bodleian, 
no size below an octavo is specified: but all the smaller fry of 
twelves, eighteens, twenty-fours, thirty-twos, forty-eights, &c. &c., 
are made to take brevet rank and appear as octavos. 

I have been careful to note down every known possessor of copies 
of the earlier and more rare editions : for, since many of these are 
imperfect, it is of some consequence to know where a second or 
third copy may be found. With regard to more recent editions, 
many of which are scarcely yet out of ordinary circulation, it did 



xvi PREFACE. 

not appear to me that such exactness was indispensable. I have 
usually named some one public library which contained them, as 
just sufficient to verify their existence. 

In the Introduction to my former edition, I expressed a wish to 
see a careful reprint of the first 12". edition of TyndaMs New Tes- 
tament. This has since been effected; as also has a handsome 
republication of the first edition of Coverdale's Bible ; facts 
which evince the increased interest taken by the public in these 
memorials of the Reformation ; at the same time that they afford 
to many persons an opportunity, which they could not previously 
have enjoyed, of making themselves acquainted with the language 
of our first translators; and of tracing the gradual changes and 
improvements which have been adopted from time to time. I 
think, that an observant reader cannot fail to remark the circum- 
stance, that many of the words and phrases, used in our very 
earliest versions, have maintained their ground for centuries 
against repeated revisions of the translation, and are retained to 
this very day. Let him take up the first edition of Coverdale's 
Bible (printed in 1535) and read a chapter from it. To say nothing 
of that general similarity which pervades the whole book, he will 
find many verses almost word for word with those of the version 
in present use. Surely, that rendering must have been near the 
truth, which repeated examination has not seen fit to alter ; that 
language must have been well chosen, which not only could main- 
tain its ground amidst many changes of style and taste, but could 
continue to be generally intelligible after more than three centuries 
had elapsed, and when almost every other composition of the same 
age had become enveloped in considerable obscurity. 

The first part of this List having been devoted to all the other 
portions of the Bible, the second part comprises editions of the 
Psalms alone, both in prose and metre. This latter class, as might 
reasonably be expected, is by far the more numerous; it is also 
the more difficult to deal with ; all poetical versions being in their 
very nature paraphrastic, and departing more or less from the 
character of direct translations from a given original. 

Among these, the version by Sternhold and Hopkins holds a 
distinguished place ; having been the earliest which is known to 
have been adopted in our public worship, and having retained, to 
a certain extent, its popularity and use in many churches to. the 
present day. 

That collection was formed and published by degrees. In 1548, 



PREFACE. xvii 

or 1549, was printed the first edition, containing only nineteen 
Psalms, all by Sternhold : in 1549 appeared the second , containing 
thirty-seven by Sternhold, and seven by John Hopkins: in 1556 
we had fifty-one Psalms printed ; viz. thirty-seven by Sternhold, 
seven by Hopkins, and the rest by others : in 1560, we had sixty- 
seven : in 1561, fourscore and seven : and in 1562 (or 1563 at fur- 
thest) the entire book. 

Some idea of the great hold, which this version formerly had 
upon the English mind, may be obtained from observing the 
almost incessant editions of it, which the press continued to pour 
forth during the first hundred and fifty years of its reign. In this 
my List will be found entries of about 309 distinct editions ^ (and I 
do not imagine that I have given the whole) before the year 1700; 
about which time the recent translation of Brady and Tate began 
to divide the public favor with its older companion, and by degrees 
nearly drove it from the field. We must not imagine that the 
text is the same, in all those editions of Sternhold. Many and 
great changes were made in it from time to time : the first con- 
siderable alteration appeared in the editions published at Geneva ; 
and various slighter changes of expression were introduced at sub- 
sequent periods, — (but by whom, or upon what authority, we do 
not know) — till about the commencement of the eighteenth cen- 
tury. From that time, I believe that it has continued to be printed 
without material alteration : and therefore I ceased to specify 
later editions, except they had something peculiar. The earliest 
editions of Sternhold are pieces of the utmost rarity. Small in 
size, and exposed to continual use, the copies have perished through 
fair wear and tear ; so that a perfect one is scarcely to be met 
with, even in the most richly furnished libraries. Herbert had a 
copy of the first edition. I do not know what became of it at his 
sale : and I never have been able to find another. 

Of the other principal versions, by Brady and Tate, by Barton, 
Patrick, the Scottish, the American, Merrick's, &c. I have chiefly 
noticed the earliest editions, with a few others of later dates, if 
they presented any particular feature. 

^ Namely, to the end of the year i6oo, 74 editions, 

from 1 60 1 to 1620, 05 " 

from 1 62 1 to 1640, 81 " 

from 1 64 1 to 1660, 29 " 

from 1 66 1 to 1680, 37 " 

from 1 68 1 to 1700, 23 " 

Total 309 



xviii PREFACE. 

Of several translations, we know of only two or three editions ; 
as those of Rous, King James I., G. Wither, Boyd, Bp. King, 
Goodridge, &c.; and sometimes only a single one; as those of 
Archbishop Parker, Dod, Top, Burnaby, Ford, Milbourne, and the 
"Psalterium Americanum,'"' 1718. 

With respect to the very large number of writers, who have occa- 
sionally exercised their talents of versification in translating small 
portions of the Psalter, or even one single Psalm — I have felt consi- 
derable doubts whether their desultory labours ought to find place 
in a work like the present. But, not to mention that magnificent 
burst of genuine feeling, by Richard Crashaw (see p. 376), such 
names as Bacon, Milton, Donne, Wotton, Herbert, and Addison, 
could not be passed over, without the appearance of disrespect : 
and their undoubted reputation has paved the way for the admis- 
sion of others, of perhaps more questionable pretensions. I may 
add, that the publication of Mr. Holland's valuable work •, " The 

i Besides those compositions, which the library at Denton in Yorkshire, the 

Mr. Holland has recently brought be- seat of the Fairfax family. Afterwards 

fore the pubUc, there is no doubt that it came into the possession of Ralph 

many others are still lying dormant in Thoresby, and is described in his Cata- 

manuscript, among the half-forgotten logue, attached to the Ducatus Leo- 

papers of old family libraries. diensis. Subsequently it passed into 

We remember, that, within the last the hands of His Royal Highness the 
thirty years, the beautiful version of Duke of Sussex: and at present, adorns 
the Psalter by Sir Philip Sidney and the choice collection of my friend the 
his accomplished sister the Countess Rev. Dr. Bhss, at Oxford, 
of Pembroke lay thus concealed from The volume is a thick quarto, con- 
the public. And here I may take oc- sisting of about 650 pages, entirely in 
casion to mention another metrical the hand-writing of the author, with 
translation, by a person of considerable many alterations and corrections sub- 
eminence in his day, namely, Thomas sequently added by him. I give the 
Lord Fairfax, general of the Parlia- 137th Psalm here, as a specimen of the 
mentary army under the Common- considerable nerve and vigour which is 
wealth. That rough soldier occasionally displayed throughout the work; though 
found leisure to cultivate the muses, in it is cramped by the quaint formality 
his way : and the results of those re- which characterised the language of 
creations still remain, in a very inter- those days, 
esting volume, which formerly was in 

Psalm cxxxvii. 
Thinking vpon Euphrates bankes to rest. 
And drowne, as in obliuions streames, our cares, 
Poore Zion's state appear'd in mourning dress, 
Wch peirst our soules, & eyes disolu'd in teares. 
Then from our harts sighs did so loudly rise, 
\ As th' ayre seem'd troubled att our sad complaint, 

So great excess of teares flowd from our eyes, 
As swell'd Euphrates' streames aboue her bankes. 
Chu" silent lutes we on the wiUowes fixt. 



PREFACE. ziz 

" Psalmists of Britain,*' in 1843, seemed to me to indicate that the 
public felt an interest in these small and scattered poetical com- 

Whose pale-greene couler shewd the wethcr-bett. 

Seeing in our faces a like saddness mixt, 

In dolefiill noyse our sighs did imitate. 

Those that vs poor captiues prisoners ledd, 

Thinking insultings ouer us noo wrongs, 

** Your mnrmering clamors cease," thes miscrents sedd, 

" And singe vs some of Zions holy songes." 

"Tune vs," said they, " those lofty Hymns that was 

" On days of triumph hard in Zions mount, 

" Whose prayse all other Cityes fanr surpass, 

" As tallest pines the lowest shrubs surmount. 

" Alas how is itt possible (said wee) 

" Harts closed vp wth greefe can songs send out ? 

" And banish'd thus from Zion, how can itt be 

*' Those sacred Hymns we here should soe pollute ?" 

O Zion ! should I euer thee forgitt, 

May I my selfe first in obliuion bee. 

My nimble fingers, ye, whose cuning sett 

My lute to warbling voyce noe more agree. 

My tongue vnto my mouth let stick wth heate. 

Nor powre here after more words to phrayse, i 

If euer any ioys to me 's more great. 

Then how best I may set forth thy prayse. 

Ye pleasures of my soule forsake me, when 

Into 't I other pleasures else inuite ; 

Saue how t' extoU thee, o Jerusalem ! 

The first and last of all my thought's delight. 

But, Lord, remember how, combined, did 

Edom in stead of neighbours proue as wolues ! 

That dismall day from Thee, o Lord, 's not hidd, 

Ther wrath on vs did powre as raging bulls. 

Remember how they, in insulting pride. 

Said, kill, destroy the young, old, and all, 

Raze ther foundations, raze itt, soe they cryd. 

That they in th' ruings may find ther buriall. 

O Babel fierce, o tirants worse then tygers. 

Thou hast a day, thy workes shal be rewarded ! 

Happy those hands, fild full wth vttmost rigores. 

To giue thee woe, that pitty ner'e regarded. 

Happy, I say, who, from thy dried brest, 

Snatching the new-borne babes, mercy disdaines. 

That to the world they be noe more a pest 

Shal 'gainst the Rockes dash out thy children's braines. 

The volume comprises not only the entire Psalter, but also many other pieces 
of poetry, as enumerated by the author in the following list : 

Title. 2. Songs of the Old and New Testiment, 
"The Imployment of my Solitude." 390-479. 

T. F. 3. Honny dropps, 480-509. 

(On back of the Title) The Preface to the 4. Hymnes to the Soueraine God, 510- 
Psalms. 518. 

I. Psal. I to 150, from p. i to p. 388; 5. Hymne to Christ the Mesiah, 519- 
389 blank. 538. 

c2 



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PREFACE. 



positions ; so that on the whole, I conceived it best to bring toge- 
ther and describe every thing of this kind which fell under my 
notice; and to expose myself to the charge of needless redundancy, 
rather than to that of wilful omission. 

In the Appendix will be found matters illustrative of many of 
the more curious works previously noticed : either shewing the 
character of the composition, or assisting to identify some rare and 
choice edition. 

The bulk of these illustrations was too great to allow of their 
being introduced as foot-notes to each page ; they would have in- 
terrupted the series, and have interfered with the facility of refer- 
ence. Whereas at present, by the help of the table of contents, a 
person may readily find the particulars of any edition which hap- 
pens to be the subject of his inquiry. 



6 


. Hymne to the Holy Ghost, 539-548. 


29. Epitaph sur le mort du Cardinal Ma- 


7 


A Songe of Prayse, 549-55 1- 


zarin, 602. 




Finis. 


30. Translation, 603. 

31. A Carracter of the Romish Church by 




The Recreations of my SoUtude. 


Francisco Petrarca Laura Can. 106; 




T. F. 


604. 


8 


The Solitude, 552-563- 


32. Pontanus writes this Epitaph on Lu- 


9 


Of a Faire Wife, to Coregio, 564-567. 


cretia, daughter of Alexander 6 ; 


lO 


Of Beauty, 568. 


606. 


11. 


Vpon a Pach Face, 570. 


3i. Translation, ib. 


12 


Vpon a younge Virago, 571. 


34. Baptista Mantua, reprouing the wicked 


13. 


Vpon an ill Husband, ib. 


life of Sixtus 4, maketh the Diuel 


14. 


Of Enuy, 572. 


giue him this entertainment in Hell, 


15- 


Of Anger, 574. 


607. 


16. 


Of Virtue, 577. 


35. Mantua. Eclogse 5 ; 608. 


17- 


Of Patience and Temperance, 579. 


36. Palengenus, a Papist, thus discribes 


18. 


Nature and Fortune, 582. 


the monstrous corruptions of the 


19. 


The Christian Warfare, 583. 


Romaine clargye, 609. 


20. 


Life and Death compared together. 


37. Vpon Mr. Stanley's Booke of Philoso- 




590- 


phers supposing itt the worke of his 


21. 


Vpon a fountain, 592. 


tutor, W: Fa: 6rr. 


22. 


Vpon the new-built- House att Apleton, 


38. Vpon the Horse wch his Matie rode 




593. 


vpon att his Coronation 1660, 612. 


23- 


Shortnes of Life, 594. 


39. Vulgar Prouerbs, 613-638. 


24. 


Epitaph on A. V. dieng younge, 595. 


[Here the paging by the author ends.] 


25- 


The Lady Carye's Elogy on my deare 


40. The teares of France for the deplor- 




wife, 596. 


able death of Henry 4 surnamed the 


26. 


To the Lady Gary vpon her verses on 


Great, pp. 4, 




my deare wife, 598. 


41. An Egloge maide by my vncle Mr. Ed. 


27. 


On the fatal day, Jan. 30, 1648, 600. 


Fairfax in a Diologe betwixt tow 


28. 


Of Impartial Fate, 60 r. 


sheapards, pp. 10. 



Walpole, in his Royal and Noble Authors, has taken notice of this manuscript ; 
and it is mentioned by Chalmers, in his Biographical Dictionary. But the reader 
will perceive, by the detailed account here given, that the descriptions of those 
writers are very imperfect. 



PREFACE. Hd 

This Appendix consists of the following parts : — 
Specimens of translations (given literatim) of the same passage, 
from many of the earliest and most rare editions. Much pains 
have been taken to make both the spelling and punctuation of these 
specimens exactly conformable to the originals; although they 
often are uncouth, and in many cases manifestly wrong. 

A. From the Old Testament. 

B. New Testament : i. From the Gospel of St. Mark ; 2. From 
the First Epistle to the Corinthians. 

It is evident, that by bringing together various renderings of 
the same portion of Scripture by different hands, we obtain con- 
siderable insight into the style and character of each translation ; 
we perceive at once the points of resemblance and of difference ; 
and likewise are enabled to trace the gradual progress towards the 
formation of our present authorized version. By means of this 
too, a person who possesses an imperfect copy of an ancient Bible 
may without difficulty ascertain the translator, and, probably, the 
particular edition. 

I selected the first of these specimens from the book of Genesis, 
on purpose that I might include Tyndale's first Pentateuch of 1530 : 
the second, from St. Mark, on account of some peculiar expres- 
sions : and the third from the first Epistle to the Corinthians, 
as embracing some little variety of interpretation, as well as of 
phraseology. 

There are other specimens, jfrom translations of detached books 
only; which of course cannot be brought into the series of parallels, 
but still may exhibit the style of the authors, and assist in identi- 
fying an edition. Among these are now introduced for the first 
time several Poetical versions of parts of the Old Testament, taken 
from rare editions ; which it is hoped may prove an acceptable and 
interesting addition. 

Altogether the specimens in the present edition are more than 
double the number in the former one. 

C. The next department comprises Bibliographical Descrip- 
tions of many among the early and most rare editions of the 
whole Bible, or detached portions of the Old Testament. I have 
laboured to make these as exact as possible; in order that they 
may enable possessors of copies to identify an edition ; and either 
to be sure that a copy is perfect, or to ascertain the amount of 
its deficiency. 



xxii PREFACE. 

D. Similar collations, or descriptions, of editions of the New 
Testament and parts thereof. 

E. Specimens of translation from several of the most rare edi- 
tions of the Psalms. [These are double the number of those which 
were given in the first edition of this List.] 

F. Bibliographical Descriptions of many editions of the 
Psalms. 

G. A detailed account of WelW Paraphrase of the Old and New 
Testament. This work was published at various periods, in many- 
small parts, some of which were reprinted with slight variations. 
Owing to these circumstances, the sets are very often found to be 
incomplete ; and I have endeavoured here to obviate that incon- 
venience, by giving as full particulars of the work as I could 
obtain. 

H. Some editions of Bibles, Testaments, and Psalms, enume- 
rated in the Catalogue of the celebrated Biblical collection of the 
Duke of Wirtemburg; ilie first part of which was printed, in 1787. 
40. and a MS. copy of the second is in the Bodleian. The editions 
named are such as I have not been able to verify, by finding copies 
in this country : therefore, although I have little doubt that many 
of them exist and are properly described ; yet I have not at pre- 
sent admitted them into the series, well knowing that a Catalogue 
is not always to be implicitly trusted, in the seemingly minute and 
unimportant particulars of date and size. It is satisfactory to me 
to find, that the number of these has been reduced nearly one half, 
by the discovery of editions in our own libraries, since the publica- 
tion of my former List. 

The Public was pleased to receive with favor my first attempt in 
this department, many years ago, notwithstanding its numerous 
imperfections ; and to give me credit for diligence and a desire to 
make information on these matters more generally accessible than 
it had been previously. 

Since that period, I have made it my business to take every 
occasion of correcting errors and obtaining additional informa- 
tion ; so that I can confidently off*er the present volume as more 
full and accurate than its predecessor. Still, I quite feel, that 
no one man can hope to bring a work of this kind to anything 
like completeness ; but must be content if he can lay the founda- 
tion sure and safe, so that others may venture to build on it 
hereafter. 



I 



PREFACE. xxiii 

In the prosecution of these researches during a long course of 
years, I have been indebted to so many sources of information ; — to 
the treasures of so many Public Libraries, and to the kind assist- 
ance of so many private friends ; — that it would be a vain task to 
attempt a particular acknowledgment of all favours. I feel it due 
no less to the national character than to the obliging kindness of 
individuals, to bear a willing testimony that in every quarter I 
have met with the most liberal reception, and have found the 
utmost readiness to communicate whatever information was de- 
sired. I feel the full value of all that personal kindness ; and have 
endeavoured to make it serviceable to the public, in the present 
work. 

If by chance the remark may be made hereafter, that I have not 
fully kept pace with the general advance in literary information 
which has distinguished the last quarter of a century ; I have only 
to plead the fact, that my own opportunities of learning have not 
increased, but have greatly diminished, during that time. Thirty 
year ago, I lost the advantage of daily access to the Bodleian 
Library, which had been previously at my command ; and went 
to reside in country parts of the south of Ireland ; where scarcely 
one single black-letter book is to be found within forty miles ; and 
where I cannot, at this day, purchase a copy even of the last 
printed edition of the authorized version of our Bible ! 

Yet I neglected no opportunity of correcting and adding to my 
former List : and, during occasional visits to Dublin and to Eng- 
land, have endeavoured to make the best use of my time, by 
searching out and examining any edition, which I had not pre- 
viously seen, or had described incorrectly. But every one, who is 
experienced in these matters, knows the unsatisfactory nature of 
those intermittent and hurried snatches : and I think he will agree 
with me, that a compilation of this kind cannot be carried on 
eflfectually, except by a person who habitually resides within daily 
reach of such richly furnished repositories, as London or the Uni- 
versities of Oxford and Cambridge alone can supply. 

If I had continued to be so situated, doubtless this book would 
have been more full, and probably more minutely accurate. But 
even now, I confidently trust, that I have supplied some links 
which were wanting in the chain of information, have satisfied 
some doubts, and pointed out paths which may lead to more suc- 
cessful inquiries. Happy, if in any instance I may have made a 



xxiv PREFACE. 

taste for this department of Literature lead onwards to a higher 
object: if I may have induced a single Collector, while he was 
chiefly intent on adding to his library some particularly rare and 
curious edition, to look more closely and attentively into the con- 
tents of that Holy Volume, which, in every shape, and every edi- 
tion, is invaluable to the Christian. 

HENRY COTTON. 

Thurles, Co. Tipperari/, Ireland^ 
22d May^ 1852. 



CONTENTS 



DEDICATION Page i. 

PREFACE V. 

EDITIONS OF BIBLES. NEW TESTAMENTS, AND DE- 
TACHED BOOKS 1. 

EDITIONS OF THE PSALMS 133. 

APPENDIX 235. 

ADDENDA 411. 

INDEX 413. 



CONTENTS OF THE APPENDIX. 

Specimens of Translations from the Old Testament. 

Tyndale's Pentateuch A. D. 1530. .. . Page 235 

Bible, Coverdale's 1535 236. 254. 264 

1537. fol 236 

Matthew's 1537 236. 264 

The Great 1539 236. 256. 267 

Taverner's 1539 237. 256. 268 

Coverdale's 1550 256. 267 

Genevan 1560 237. 258. 269 

The Bishops' 1568 237- 258. 270 

Douay 1609-10 .... 238 

by A. Purver 1764 238. 259. 273 

by Alex. Geddes 1792 238 

Isaiah, by George Joye 1531 239 

Jeremiah, by G. Joye 1534 240 

Daniel, by G. Joye 1545 240 

Proverbs, &c. by John Hall 1550 241 

Lamentations, by T. Drant 1566 242 

by Chr. Fetherstone 1587 243 

Solomon's Song, by Dudley Fenner. . 1587 244 

by Jervase Markham 1596 245 

Ecclesiastes, by Henry Lok 1597 247 

Wisdom of Solomon, byT.MiddJeton. . 1597 249 

Solomon's Song, by R. Argall 1621 250 

by H. Ainsworth 1623 251 

Genesis, by John Lookup 1740 251 

d 



xxvi CONTENTS OF 

Specimens of Translations from the New Testament. 

New Testament, Tyndale's A. D. 1525. 12o. Page 252. 260 

George Joye's 1534 252. 260 

Tyndale's second 1534 252. 261 

Do. (pirated edition) 1534 253. 262 

Do 1535 253. 262 

Tyndale's third 1536. 12o 253. 263 

1536. fol 254. 263 

Coverdale's, Antwerp 1538. 12o 254. 265 

Southwark 1538. 4° 255. 265 

by R. Grafton 1539. 12o 255. 266 

Zurich 1550. 18o 257 

Tyndale's, Worcester 1550. 4o 257- 268 

Whittingham's, Geneva 1557- 12© 257. 269 

L. Tomson's 1576. 12° 258. 271 

Tyndale's (imperfect) ? 12° 272 

Rhemish 1582 259. 271 

Translations from the Psalms. 

From M. Bucer 1530. 24° 353 

By George Joye 1534. 24o 353 

Psalm xxii. by M. Coverdale 1537- 16° 354 

Goostly Psalms, by M. Coverdale (1539 }) 4o. . . 354 

Psalm xiv. by Queen Elizabeth 1548. 12° 356 

The Penitential Psalms, by Sir T. Wyatt . . 1549. 12° 356 

The Psalter, by R. Crowley 1549. 4° 357 

Psalms, by T. Sternhold 1549. 12o 358 

Certain Psalms, by W. Hunnis 1550. 8° 359 

Psalms, by Sternhold 1551. 12o 359 

Certain Psalms, by F. Seagar 1553. 12° 360 

Psalms, by Sternhold, Geneva 1556. 16o 361 

The Psalter, by Abp. Parker (1560). 4o. . . 362 

by A. Golding 1571. 4° 363 

Certain Psalms, by R. Stanihurst 1583. 8° 363 

by A. Fraunce 1591. 4o 364 

by H. Lok 1597. 4° 364 

by R. Verstegan 1601. 8° 365 

by A. Montgomery 1606. 8° 365 

The Psalms, by H. Ainsworth 1612. 4° 366 

Fifti Psalms, by Sir E. Sandys 1615. 4°. .... 367 

The Psalms, by H. Dod 1620. 12° 367 

Some Psalms, by Bishop Hall 1624. fol 368 

bv Lord Verulam 1625. 4o 369 



THE APPENDIX. xxvii 

The Psalms, by King James A. D. 1«3I. 12o. Page 370 

by J. Vicars 1631. 12o 371 

New England Version 1640. 4° 37 1 . 372 

Do 1650. 8o 373 

by Francis Rous 1641. 1646. 18° 373. 374 

by W. Barton 1644. 12o 375 

Psalm 137, by R. Crashaw 1648. 12" 376 

The Scottish Version 1650. 24° 377 

by Bishop H. King 1651. 12o 377 

A century of, by Bp. Patrick 1679 378 

The Ascents, &c. by Lord Coleraine 1681. fol 378 

The Psalms, by S. Ford 1688. 8^ 379 

Brady and Tate's Specimen 1695. 8° 380 

by Mr. Carryl 1700. 120 381 

Psalterium Americanum 1718. 12° 381 



Act of Parliament, in verse 382 

Psalm 123, by J. Vicars 1631. 12° 387 

Bibliographical Descriptions of the Old Testament. 

Bible, Coverdale's 1535, 1536 274. 275 

by Nicolson 1537. fol 276 

by Nicolson 1537- 4to. . . 276 

Matthew's 1537- fol 277 

Taverner's 1539 278 

The Great 1539 279 

byBerthelet 1539 280 

Cranmer's, by Grafton 1540. April . . 281 

by Grafton 1540. July . . 282 

by Grafton 1540-1. Deer. 282 

by Grafton 1541. May . . 283 

by Grafton 1540. Nov. . . 283 

by Grafton 1541. Nov^.. . 284 

Synoptical Table of Grafton's folio editions 285 

Bible, Cranmer's, by Whitchurch 1549. fol 286 

Matthew's, by Raynalde and Hill 1549. fol 287 

by Day and Seres 1549. fol 288 

Coverdale's 1550. 4° 289 

Cranmer's, by E. Whitchurch 1550. 4o 289 

Matthew's, by John Daye 1551 .fol 290 

by Nicholas Hyll 1551. fol 291 

Cranmer's, by N. Hyll 1552. 4o 292 

by Whitchurch 1553. fol 293 

by R. Grafton 1553. 4o 293 



xxviii CONTENTS OF 

Bible, Coverdale's, by R. Jugge A. D. 1553. 4° Page 294 

Genevan, Geneva 1560. 4^ 294 

Cranmer's, by Cawood 1561 . 4° 295 

by R. Harrison 1562. fol 296 

Genevan, Geneva 1562. fol 297 



Cranmer's, by R. Carmarden 1566. fol 297 

The Bishops' 1568. fol 298 

Cranmer's, by J. Cawood 1568. 4° 300 

The Bishops', by R. Jugge 1569. 4o 300 

Genevan, Geneva 1569. 4o 301 

The Bishops' 1572. fol 302 

Genevan, Edinburgh 1576-9. fol 303 

by C. Barker 1583 304 

The Bishops' 1585. fol 304 

Douay 1609-10. 4° 304 

Genevan. Edinburgh 1610. fol 305 

Authorized. First edition 161 1. fol 305 

Descriptions of detached Books of the Old Testament. 

Pentateuch, Tyndale's 1530 306 

1534 307 

Isaiah, by George Joye 1531 307 

Jeremiah, by G. Joye 1534 308 

Joshua, by Coverdale 1539? 12° 308 

The Books of Solomon 1540. 18o 309 

Daniel, by G. Joye 1545. 12° 309 

Apocrypha, by Daye and Seres 1549. 12o 310 

The Books of Solomon, E. Whitchurch 1549 .? 12° 310 

W. Bonham 12o 310 

Baldwin's Canticles of Solomon 1549. 4o 310 

Proverbs, by John Hall 1550. 12o 311 

Pentateuch, by W. Tyndale 1551. 12° 311 

Books of Solomon, by W. Copland 1551. 12o 312 

Genesis, by W. Hunnis 1578. 4° 312 

Psalms and Proverbs, by T. Rogers 1579. 12o 312 

Lamentations, by C. Fetherstone 1587- 4° 313 

Wisdom of Solomon, by W. Middleton . . 1597- 4o 313 

Ecclesiastes, by H. Lok 1597- 4o 314 

The Story of Stories, by J. Hind 1632. 12° 314 

The Garden of Sion, by Z. Boyd 1634. 12o 315 



I 



THE APPENDIX. xxix 

Descriptions of the New Testament. 

Synoptical Table of New Testaments Page 316 

New Testament, Tyndale's A. D. 1525. 40 317 

1525. 120 317 

by G. Joye 1534. 12° 318 

corrected November, 1534. 12° 320 

corrected, false edition 1534. 12° 321 

false edit, (imperf.). . . . 1634. 12° 322 

false edit, (imperf.). . . . 12° 323 

1535. 120 323 

Coverdale's 1635 ? 12o 325 

Tyndale's 1536. fol 325 

1536. 40 326 

1536.120 327 

1536-7? 160 327 

Coverdale's, Antwerp 1538. 80 328 

Southwark 1538. 4o 329 

Second edition .... 1538. 4° 330 

Latin and English, Redman . . 1538. 4o 331 

. 1538. 160 331 

Paris 1538. 80 332 

Grafton ....1539. 80 333 

Coverdale's, Antwerp 1539. 80 333 

Taverner's 1539. 4o 334 

1539. 12° 335 

from Erasmus, Grafton 1540. 4o 335 

from Great Bible 1546. 12o 336 

Tyndale's, about 1544 > 32o 336 

. Latin and English, W. Powell . . 1548. 4o 336 

Tyndale's, W. Tylle 1548-9. 4o 337 

Cranmer's, J. Herford 1548. 24o 338 

Tyndaleand Coverdale, R. Wolfe 1549. 12o 338 

— Tyndale's. (qu. 1539 ?) 1549. 12o 338 

W. Copland 1549. 12o 340 

Latin and English, T. Gaultier 1550. 12o 340 

Coverdale's (really Tyndale's) j ^^^^ ^^^ ^^j 

Zurich / 

Tyndale's, Daye and Seres 1550. 12o 342 

Tyndale's and Coverdale's.Wolfe 1550. 12o 342 

Cranmer's, Worcester 15.10. 4o 343 

Tyndale's, R. Jugge 1552. 4o 343 

R. Jugge 1553.40 344 



XXX CONTENTS OF THE APPENDIX. 

New Testament, Tyndale's, Genevan A. D. 1557. 12o Page 345 

1561 ? 120 346 

R. Jugge 1566 ? 4° 347 

L. Tomson's 1576. 8^ 347 

Rhemish 1582. 4° 348 

Authorized 1611. 12o 348 



Descriptions of detached Books of the New Testament, 
Matthew, ch. v. vi. vii. by Tyndale 1530 ? 16o 349 



The same ; no date 16° 349 

The same 1538 ? 12° 350 

Acts of the Apostles, by C. Tye 1550. 16° 351 

Descriptions of the Psalms. 

The Psalms, from Bacer, Argentine 1530. 24° 390 

by George Joye 1534. 24° 390 

by Jo. Campensis 1534. 16° 391 

by Miles Coverdale (1539 ?) 4° 391 

The Psalter, by E. Whitchurch (1547.) 12° 393 

- — by R. Grafton 1548. 4° 394 

Cranmer's; at Worcester 1549. 4P 394 

by R. Crowley 1549. 4o 395 

Psalms, by Sir Thomas Wyatt 1549 395 

by T. Sternhold 1549 396 

by W! Hunnis 1550. 12o 396 

by Sternhold 1551. 12o 397 

by Sternhold 1551 ? 24o 398 

by F. Seagar 1553. 12o 398 

by Sternhold, Geneva 1556. 16° 399 

by Sternhold 1560. 16o 399 

The Psalter, by Archbishop Parker (1560 ?) 4^ 400 

The Psalms, by Sternhold, Jo. Day 1563. 4° 401 

by Sternhold, Edinburgh 1564. 12° 402 

Genevan Version 1578. 16o 403 

Scottish Version 1594. 8° 404 

Penitential Psalms, by Hunnis . . 1600. 24° 404 

The Psalms, Scottish, Dort 1601. 16° 404 

Penitential Psalms, by Leighton 1613. 4" 404 

The Psalms, by H. Dod 1620. 8" 405 

Wells' Paraphrase 406 

Duke of Wurtemberg's Bibles, &c 409 

Addenda et Corrigenda 411 

Index 413 



EDITIONS OF THE BIBLE, 

AND PARTS THEREOF, 
FROM THE YEAR 1525 TO 1850. 



N. B. — An asterisk added to the date denotes that the year is not expressed, but 
that it is believed to be ascertained by circumstantial evidence. 



REIGN OF KING HENRY VIII, 

1525*. 

The Gospel of St. Matthew, (translated by William Tyn- 
dale,) " printed as it was written by the Evangelist". The 
Gospel of St. Mark (by the same.) Supposed to have been 
printed at Hamburgh ». 

* The Newe Testament in Englysshe, (translated by W. Tyn- 
dale,) with Glosses and a Prologue. Begun at Cologne, 
by P. Quentel ; and finished at Worms, by Peter Schoeffer. 
— British Museum^. 4o. 



» No fragment of this first-fruit of 
Tyndale's scriptural labours is known 
to be remaining. See Anderson's An- 
nals of the English Bible, vol. i. p. 153, 
&c. and the Biography of Tyndale, pre- 
fixed to the reprint of his Doctrinal 
works by the Parker Society in 1848. 

b Only a single fragment of this edition 
now remains, containing, on 31 leaves, 
the Prologue, and part of St. Matthew's 
Gospel. It was discovered in 1834 by 
Mr. Rodd, an intelligent bookseller of 
London, who with great diligence and 
tact traced out the particulars of its 
publication. It afterwards passed into 
the hands of the right hon. Thomas 



Grenville ; and is now, with the rest of 
the magnificent Grenville library, in 
the British Museum. See a collation of 
it in the Appendix; a more full one 
in the "Bibliotheca Grenvilliana ; " 
and a minute description, accompanied 
by three fac-similes, executed for Mr. 
Rodd in 1831, in Anderson's Annals 
of the Bible, vol. i. p. 62-64. Le Long 
appears to have been aware of this 
edition, as printed at those two towns. 
N. B.— The Prologue, and also the 
glosses, or marginal notes, have been 
reprinted, in Tyndale's Doctrinal Trea- 
tises, pubhshed by the Parker Society 
in 1848. 



EDITIONS OF 



[15*5- 



*The Newe Testament in Englysshe, (by Wm, Tyndale.) No 
place ; no name : but now generally supposed to have been 
printed at Worms,, by Peter Schoeffer. — Bristol Museum ; 
St. Paul's, London, (imperfect) c. 12o. 



c Of this valuable and highly in- 
teresting volume, the first-fruits of an 
attempt to print the Scriptures in the 
English tongue, and the chief cause of 
the persecution and subsequent death 
of the translator, a single copy only 
was supposed to exist. Of the man- 
ner in which this found its way into 
the Harleian library, and of the value 
set upon it by lord Oxford and Mr. 
Ames, a short but interesting account 
is given in the following extract from 
a letter preserved in the Bodleian li- 
brary. It is in the handwriting of 
Ames, is addressed to Mr. George 
Ballard, and dated Wapping, June 30, 
1743: "I cannot forbear telling you 
"of my good success in buying at 
** lord Oxford's sale the phoenix of 
" the whole library ; I mean the first 
" English Testament that ever was 
"printed in the year 1526. It has 
" been thought no perfect one was left 
" from the flames. My lord was so 
" well pleased in being the possessor 
" of it, that he gave the person [Mr. 
"John Murrey] he had it of, ten 
"guineas, and settled an annuity of 
"twenty pounds a year during the 
" person's hfe, which is yet paid him. 
" The particulars are too many to 
"commit to a letter: the old histo- 
" rians and Fox give a good account 
" of it." 

Herbert's account, given in a note 
at p. i535> may form a sequel to this : 
" This first edition was in the posses- 
" sion of Mr. Ames, who bought it for 
" fifteen shillings, out of the Harleian 
" library. No. 420, sold by Tho. Os- 
" borne, 1743. Mr. John White pur- 
" chased it for 15?. 45. 6d. at the auction 
"of Mr. Ames' books. No. 1252, sold 
"by Langford [on May 13th] 1760, 
" and sold it for twenty-one pounds to 
" Dr. GifFord ; who at his decease [in 
" 1784] bequeathed it, with many 



"others, to the Baptist Museum, 
" Bristol." 

But it has been my fortune, in ex- 
amining the library of St. Paul's Ca- 
thedral, to discover a second copy. 
Unluckily it is imperfect, both at the be- 
ginning and end ; and its former owner, 
as if afraid of a second bishop Tonstall, 
has contrived most ingeniously to dis- 
guise and disfigure it, by intermixing 
the leaves of the Gospels and Epistles 
with each other in the strangest man- 
ner. The volume is in half-binding, 
lettered (for what reason I know not) 
" Lant's Testament." Surely it well 
deser\'es to be carefully taken to pieces 
and examined : the deficient parts 
should be supplied by a transcript 
from the Bristol copy, and inserted in 
their proper places, lest an unhappy 
accident should deprive us of either of 
them : the volume should then be re- 
bound, and placed under lock and key, 
and under the special superintendence 
of the librarian. 

[This was written in 1 82 1. My sug- 
gestions have been partly adopted, 
and the deficient leaves appear to be 
the following: title, fol. i. 2. 3. 8. 15. 
16. 23. 31. 32. 39. 40. 46. 47. 116. 192. 
193. 198. 255 to 262. 311 to 313. 316 
to 343. 3 unnumbered leaves at the 
end, containing Tyndale's address, and 
the errata. The remaining parts of the 
volume are generally in fair sound con- 
dition. But yet, see Anderson on the 
subject, I. p. 69.] 

I think it unquestionable, that Tyn- 
dale's name was not aflfixed to either of 
the New Testaments of 1525, though 
he added it in later editions : for in 
his Address to the Reader, prefixed to 
his " Parable of the Wicked Mammon,'* 
(first printed in 1527,) he says, "The 
" cause why I set my name before this 
" little treatise, and have not rather 
" done it in the New Testament, is that 



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THE BIBLE. 8 

1526. 
New Testament, (by W. Tyndale.) The first surreptitious 
edition, "printed by the Douche men;'* Antwerp, by 
Christopher Endhovend. 12».? 

1527. 

New Testament, (by Tyndale.) Second surreptitious edition ; 
Antwerp, by Hans van Roemundt, or Ruremond. — See 
Lewis, Hist, of English Translations ; and Anderson^ I. 
p. 163. 

1528. 

New Test, (by Tyndale.) Third surreptitious edition ; sup- 
posed to have been printed at Antwerp*. 12'>.? 

1529. 

St. Paul's First Epistle to the Corinthians, chapter vii. ; 
with an exposition, (by W. Tyndale) ; Malborowe in the 
londe of Hesse, by Hans Luft. — Bodleian^. [It contains 
sign. I. in eights. The first 8 leaves have no signature.] 



120.? 



\ 



*' then I followed the counsel of Christ, 
"which exhorteth men (Matt, vi.) to 
" do their good deeds secretly, and to 
"be content with the conscience of 
** well-doing, and that God seeth us, 
" and patiently to abide the reward of 
" the last day which Christ has pur- 
" chased for us ; and now would fain 
*• have done likewise, but am com- 
" pelled otherwise to do." 

George Joye has a statement to the 
same effect, in his tract called "An 
Apology to satisfy, if it may be, Wm. 
Tyndale," &c. 1535. 12°. 

This edition was reprinted at Lon- 
don in 1536, with an introductory me- 
moir of Tyndale, by Mr. George Offor, 
who has added numerous collations of 
the text with the revised edit, of 1534. 

d This impression seems to have 
been a very large one, amounting to 
two, or perhaps three, thousand copies. 
Yet so hotly was it pursued, that no 
copy can now be identified in any 
known collection. See Anderson, I. 
p. 127, &c. 

« I do not know that any copy of 



this edition can be identified. Lewis 
fancied that he had found one, in the 
Ubrary of Emmanuel College Cam- 
bridge, as described to him by Dr. 
Waterland. But I have examined that 
volume, and find it to be the edition 
of Coverdale's version, printed in 1538 
without name of place or printer. In 
the " Repertorium Bibliographicum," 
8°. London, 1819, it is stated that an 
edition of this year was in possession 
of the marquess of Blandford. But, in 
the Whiteknights sale-catalogue of 
that library, the book in question (lot 
4098) is described simply as "Tyn- 
dale's New Testament, very imper- 
fect ;" without any intimation of date 
or of its being this particular edition. 

^ According to Sir Thomas More, 
(English Works, fol. 342,) this Exposi- 
tion was thought to be the production 
of Fryer Roye, a person who is men- 
tioned by Tyndale, in his introduction 
to the " Parable of the Wicked Mam- 
mon," as the man who helped him, 
while translating the New Testament, 
"both to wryte and to compare the 
2 



EDITIONS OF 



1^530- 



1530. 

New Test, reprinted by Tyndale himself; with the Prologue 
to the Romans inserted for the first time. Marlborow ? 
or Hamburgh ? No copy is at present known. (Anderson, 
I. 265. 297. 305.) 

The Pentateuch, by W.Tyndale; (published in separate books, 
as well as altogether); Marlboro w, by Hans Lufts. — Museum, 
(the only known perfect copy) ; Bodleian, (Genesis alone,) 
Bristol ; Sion ; Mr. Tutet. 12o. 

1531. 

The pROPHETE Isaye, translated by George Joye ; Straszburg, 
by Balthassar Beckenth^. — Bodleian; Public Library 
Cambridge ; Bristol. 12". 

The Exposition of the Fyrst Epistle of Seynt Jhon ; with a 
Prologue, by W. T. (Tyndale '). No place specified. — See 
Herbert's Ames, p. 1829. 16°. 



textes together." Hans Luft was the 
printer of one of the earliest editions 
of Luther's version of the New Testa- 
ment, in 1524, &c. &c. &c. 

s See a collation, in the Appendix. 
There is good reason for thinking that 
these books were printed at different 
places. It is very rare indeed to find 
them altogether. The Sion College 
copy wants the Book of Deuteronomy : 
and it has all the marginal notes cut 
away, as directed by an act of parlia- 
ment in 1542. It was presented to the 
College by the rev. Mr. Lewis, of Mar- 
gate. The Bodleian copy of Genesis 
is large and fine. Mr. Tutet's books 
were sold by auction in 1786. His 
copy afterwards came into possession 
of Mr. Heber ; and subsequently into 
that of Mr. Grenville, who parted with 
it on obtaining a perfect copy from the 
library of Mr. Wilkinson. It is now 
in possession of Dr. Daly, Bishop of 
Cashel. It is a beautiful book, want- 
ing only two leaves; and these have 
been copied with so much skill, as to 
deceive the eye of almost every one 
who inspects them. It has been sup- 
posed that Mr. Wilkinson's is the only 
complete copy known. But — quaere 
whether the late rev. Viscount Aston 



did not possess a similar one? Dr. 
Gifford's copy in the Bristol Museum 
is large ; but it wants the book of Ge- 
nesis, and the last leaf; besides some 
other deficiencies. 

The Preface and the Prologues to 
the several books have been reprinted 
by the Parker Society, in " Tyndale's 
Doctrinal Treatises," 8°. 1848. 

^ Bale affirms, in his " Illustres 
Britannise Scriptores," (p. 239, edit. 
1548,) that in addition to Isaiah, Jere- 
miah, and the Psalms — which are 
noticed in this work — Joye translated 
into English the books of Proverbs 
and Ecclesiastes. I have not ascer- 
tained whether either of these last 
were printed, or whether they are yet 
existing any where in manuscript. 
Bishop Tanner has no notice respect- 
ing them in his " BibUotheca." 

i Sir Thomas More notices this 
piece as one of Tyndale's works in 
print, in his " Confutation of Tyndale's 
Answer," which was composed in 
1532. See his English Works, fol. 
341. The text differs from that in 
Tyndale's first New Testament. This 
tract has been reprinted by the Parker 
Society. 



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THE BIBLE. 



The Prophete Jonas ; translated by W. T. (Tyndale) ; with 
a Prologue or Introduction''. — No copy certainly known 
to be in existence at present. 8" 

1532*. 

St. Matthew, chapters v. vi. vii. (our Lord's Sermon on the 



^ This piece is mentioned by Sir Tho- 
mas More, in his " Confutation of Tyn- 
dale's Answer," printed 1532, as one of 
the books of heresies imported into this 
realm. His words are, " Then have 
" we Jonas made out by Tyndall, a 
" booke that whoso delyght therin 
" shall stonde in perill that Jonas was 
" never so swalowed up with the 
" whale, as by the delyte of that 
" booke a mannes soule may be so 
" swalowed up by the devill that he 
" shall never have the grace to geat 
" out agayn." (English Works, fol. 
342.) It also appears among the books 
denounced by Stokesley bishop of Lon- 
don in December 1531. But, from 
some cause or other, the book has so 
completely disappeared, that I am not 
aware of a single copy remaining at 
this day. Perhaps it may have been 
lost, through the smallness of its bulk : 
or, it may have been too successfully 
intercepted by Sir Thomas More and 
his myrmidons; or possibly, copies of 
it may have been surrendered by the 
holders, in hope thereby to conceal and 
secure the more precious volumes of 
their New Testaments. From its total 
disappearance, some writers have ima- 
gined that the Prologue alone was put 
into print by Tyndale. But I think 
it is beyond all doubt that the text also 
was printed. For, besides the notices 
above mentioned, by More and Stokes- 
ley, bishop Tanner, in his " Bibli- 
otheca," p. 405. mentions " Prologus 
" in Jonam CMmJona impress, seorsum 
" in partibus transmarinis. 12°." See 
also Foxe's Book of Martyrs, ist edi- 
tion, p. 573. 

I now think, that I have nearly 
carried this surmise to a certainty, by 
means of the following testimony. Mr. 
George Coningesby, who upwards of a 
century ago presented his fine collec- 



tion of ancient Bibles to Balliol Col- 
lege, Oxford, affirmed that he actually 
possessed a copy. He describes it as 
being in small 8°. consisting of three 
sheets, printed in a foreign type with- 
out any date or name of printer or 
place, with the following title : " The 
" prophete Jonas, with an introduccio 
" before teachinge to understode him 
" and the right use also of all the 
" Scriptures, and why it was writtep, 
" and what is therein to be sought, 
" and shewenge wherewith the Scrip- 
" ture is locked upp that he which 
" readeth it, can not understode it, 
** though he studie therin never so 
" moch : and agayne with what keyes 
" it is so opened, that the reader can 
" be stopped out with no sotilte or 
" false doctrine of man, from the true 
" sense and understondynge therof.'* 
Next to the title-page follows a large 
Prologue, beginning thus : ** W T. 
" unto the Christen reader. As the 
" evious Philistines, &c.'* [MS. paper 
in Ball. Coll.] 

Doubtless, this precious little vo- 
lume ought to be now in Balliol Coll. 
library : where I sincerely hope that 
some more fortunate investigator than 
myself will speedily detect it, and 
make it accurately known to the pub- 
lic. From the foregoing description 
it would appear, that the book men- 
tioned by Herbert at p. 1547 is really 
this edition. Herbert himself seems 
not to have seen it. In fact, we may 
conclude that it was suppressed so 
early and completely, as not to be 
found even within a very few years 
after its appearance : for, though the 
editors of Matthew's Bible in 1537 
carefully inserted into that edition as 
much as they could find of Tyndale's 
translation, the book of Jonah is 
the version of Miles Coverdale. The 



6 EDITIONS OF [^53^— 

mount) ; with an Exposition by Wm. Tyndale ; (printed 
abroad.) No date, place, nor printer. — [In Roman letter, 
containing iff. cxv. and 5 leaves unnumbered'.] — Mr. Lea 
Wilson. 120. 

The same; no place, nor name: (different edition). — Trinity 
Coll. Dublin. 16°. 

1533. 

Genesis. A single sheet of an English translation was printed 
by George Joye, at Bergen-op-Zoom in Holland, in Febru- 
ary of this year. He sent one copy to king Henry VIII. 
and a second to the new queen Anne Boleyn, in hopes of 
obtaining license " that he might go through the whole 
Bible."— See " Tyndale's Letter to Fryth." But the pro- 
posal came to nothing. Humphrey Wanley once possessed 
a copy of this sheet. — See Lewis; and Anderson's Annals, 
I. p. 358. fol. 

The SouPER of the Lord ; an Exposition on part of St. John's 
Gospel, cap. 6. [by Wm. Tyndale] j Nomburg, by Niclas 
Twonson. This has been reprinted by the Parker Society, 
in Tyndale's Works, vol. iii. 1850. — Bodleian ; Mr. Herbert. 8**. 

The Supper of the Lorde ; after the true meaning of the sixte 
of John, and the xi. of the first Epystle to theCorynthians™. 
No place ; no name. — Lambeth. 8°. 

1584. 

Pentateuch ; the First Book of Moses called Genesis, newly 

corrected and amended by W. T. (Tyndale) ". No place ; 

no name ; (probably printed at " Malborow.") — >Si/. PauVs; 

Bristol; Earl Spencer. 12o. 

Jeremy the Prophete ; and the Song of Moses ; translated 

by George Joye. No place ; printed " in the monethe of 

Prologue has been reprinted in Tyn- author, assigns this edition to his 

dale's Works, fol. 1573 : and by the press, in the absence of all certain in- 

Parker Society in 1848. formation. Vol. i. p. 762. 

1 There is reason to think that this » This impression of Genesis is not, 

piece was published in or before 1532: like the former, in Gothic letter, but in 

as Sir Thomas More notices it in that Roman. The other four books of the 

year. See Anderson, I. p. 315. Mr. former impression, being now joined to 

Lea Wilson assigns it to the year 1530. this reprint of Genesis, make up what 

™ This is the same work as the pre- is usually called the second edition of 

ceding; with a preface by Robert Tyn dale's Pentateuch. The copy at 

Crowley. Herbert, remembering that St. Paul's is a large and fine one. 
Crowley was a printer, as well as 



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THE BIBLE. 



May." — Museum; Publ. Libr. Cambridge; Balliol Coll,; 
Mr. Herbert^. 12*' 

The New Testament; "as it was written and caused to be 
written by them that herde yt/' &c. [Tyndale's transla- 
tion, altered in several places by George Joye P] Antwerp, 
by the widow of Christopher of Endhoven ; finished in Au- 
gust. — Museum ; [right hon. T. Grenvitie's copy.) 16" 

New Test. (Tyndale's second edition) ; dyly gently corrected 
and compared with the Greke, by William Tyndale; 
fynished — in the moneth of November; Antwerp, by 
Marten Emperowr^. — Museum; Bodleian; Publ. Libr. 



o Mr. Herbert, the editor and im- 
prover of Ames' Typographical Anti- 
quities, died in 1795; and his ex- 
tremely curious collection of rare black 
letter books was dispersed by auction. 

P For these alterations, especially 
that of changing the word " resurrec- 
tion " to ** the life after this," Joye 
was deservedly reproved by Tyndale, 
in an address prefixed to his own cor- 
rected edition published in November 
this year. Joye attempted to defend 
himself, in a tract, entitled, " An Apo- 
logy, to satisfy, if it may be, W. Tyn- 
dale," &c. i2«. 1535. 

This edition by Joye is extremely 
rare. In former lists it was stated that 
copies were in the collections of the 
Earl of Pembroke and Dr. Giflford. 
But I have since been at Wilton-house 
and at the Bristol Museum, and have 
no doubt that the former statements 
were erroneous. Joye's Testament is 
not to be found among Dr. GifFord's 
books : but an imperfect copy of an- 
other edition, somewhat resembling 
Joye's, appears to have been mistaken 
for it. Nor can the copy cited as 
lord Pembroke's now be found in the 
Wilton library: most likely, it never 
was there ; but another edition of this 
same year (given below) was supposed 
to be Joye's. 

Herbert (iii. p. 1831) gives a full 
description of a beautiful copy belong- 
ing to George Paton, Esq., of Edin- 
burgh : and it is stated by Anderson, 
(I. p. 394,) that this was the very copy 



which came afterwards into possession 
of Mr. Grenville. 

Perhaps I may be permitted here, in 
connexion with this book, to mention 
an instance of the great kindness and 
liberality of that munificent patron of 
literature. On hearing that he was 
possessed of it, I obtained an introduc- 
tion to him, and requested permission to 
look at the diminutive but rare and 
valuable volume. His reply was in- 
stantaneous, and characteristic of the 
man ; " Put it in your pocket. Take 
" it home, and examine it at your , 
" leisure." He had never seen me be- 
fore. — On examining the edition, I 
soon found that it differed utterly 
from the supposed copies at Wilton 
and Bristol. And when I restored it 
to Mr. Grenville, he was much pleased 
at learning that he possessed a volume 
of the highest interest, and which pro- 
bably was unique. He told me that 
he had given forty guineas for it to 
Mr. Thorpe a bookseller of London : 
and when I afterwards mentioned to 
Thorpe what the edition was, which he 
had sold to Mr. Grenville, he bitterly 
regretted having allowed such a trea- 
sure to slip through his hands for so 
inadequate a price. 

q The copy in the library of Exeter 
College is a very fine one, printed upon 
yellow paper. The British Museum 
possesses three copies : one on or- 
dinary white paper, one on yellow 
paper, and a third splendidly print- 
ed upon vellum, and adorned with 



8 EDITIONS OF [i534— 

Cambridge ; St. Paul's ; Exeter Coll. ; Trin. Coll. Cam- 
bridge ; Bristol ; Rev. Theodore Williams ; Mr. Lea Wilson ; 
Mr. G. Offor; Rev. C. Anderson. 12°. 

New Test.; a surreptitious copy of the preceding edition, 
executed by the Dutch printers ; [Antwerp ?] The leaves 
are numbered. — Bodleian; Earl of Pembroke^. 12*^. 

New Test. ; surreptitiotis — a dift'erent impression. Leaves not 
numbered; [Antwerp?]. — Mr. Lea Wilson. 12'*. 

New Test.; surreptitious edition; [Antwerp?]. — Museum; 
Bodleian ; Balliol Coll. ; Bristol ; Bp. Daly ; Dr. Coombe ; 
Mr. Offor. 12«. 

New Test. ; imperfect ; supposed to be of this year ». — Bristol. 4°. 

New Test. (1534-5 ?) ; Tyndale's; imperfect. — Dr. Coombe^. fol. 

New Test. ; Tyndale's ; [Antwerp ?] . — Bodleian. (The late 
Mr. Ibbott's copy, described by Herbert at p. 1543.) 12°. 

1535. 

New Test. ; Tyndale's ; diligently corrected, &c. [Antwerp ?] . 
"Fynesshed in the yere 1535 ".'' — Publ. Libr. Cambridge ; 
Exeter Coll. (imperfect.) 12°. 

The Bible; faythfully and truly translated out of Douche 
and Latyn into Englishe ; by Myles Coverdale. No place, 
nor name ; supposed to have been printed at Zurich, at 
Frankfort, or at Cologne ''. — Museum (2); Bodleian (2)/ 

illuminations. It is generally believed * This edition retains the contradic- 

that this last was especially printed for tory note in i Ep. John : therefore may 

queen Anna Boleyn, who gave her im- be supposed to be of this or the follow- 

portant countenance and aid to the ing year. 

translator ; and that it was presented " The spelHng adopted in this edi- 

by him to her in a rich and appropriate tion distinguishes it from every other 

binding. It came, in after-times, into at present known. (See a description 

the possession of the rev. Clayton M. in the Appendix.) A curious reason 

Cracherode ; by whom it was bequeath- for this is assigned by Mr. Anderson ; 

ed to the Museum. Annals, I. p. 455. See also the Pre- 

r The earl of Pembroke's copy is a face to Tyndale's Works, vol. i. pub- 
fine one, printed on yellow paper: but lished by the Parker Society, p. Ixxiii. 
it wants the first title, and the last two It is very uncommon. I do not know 
leaves of the Table. of any copy besides those in the Public 

3 This copy wants the title, the last Library at Cambridge, and in Exeter 

page, and some part of Tyndale's Ad- College, Oxford ; the latter of which 

dress to the reader. It has not the is imperfect. 

contradictory note in the ist Epistle of ^ j am not sure, that it is yet fully 

St. John. It omits the clause in i Peter, ascertained, where this rare and inter- 

ch. ii. " to the kynge as unto the chefe esting volume, the first edition of the 

" heade." entire Bible in English, was printed. 



-1535] 



THE BIBLE. 

P. L. Cambridge ; Lambeth (2) ; Sion Coll. ; All Souls Coll. 
King's Coll. Cambr. ; St. John's Coll. Cambr. ; Emmanuel 
Coll. ; Durham Cathedral ; Glasgow University ; Gloucester 
Cath. ; Rochester Cath. ; fVinchester Cath. ; TVinity Coll. 



There was great secresy about its pre- 
paration and execution : and the book 
itself gives no information on the point. 
Frankfort, Zurich, and Cologne have 
been named. Humphrey Wanley 
judged by the type, that it came from 
the press of Christopher Froschover at 
Zurich. But this does not seem to be 
the favourite opinion at the present 
day. Herbert states (iii. p. 1545) that 
" there were two editions, but with 
" little variation." Certainly I saw in 
the British Museum, many years ago, 
some loose leaves of a second copy, 
containing a few slight variations, 
chiefly in the numbering of the 
folios. 

When we consider the difficulties 
with which this important volume had 
to struggle, at the time of its appear- 
ance, and for some years afterwards ; 
it is more surprising that we have still 
80 many copies remaining, than that 
almost all of them should be more or 
less imperfect. The title-page, as was 
to be expected for more than one rea- 
son, is the part chiefly wanting. Only 
a single title, perfect and entire, is now 
known ; namely, in the copy belonging 
to the Earl of Leicester ; which book 
is said to have been discovered in 
1846, concealed under the false bottom 
of an old oak chest, at Holkam-hall, 
the Earl's seat in Norfolk. One of the 
copies in the British Museum has 
about three-fourths of the original 
title-page, the remainder being made 
up from another edition. Of the 
twenty- one copies which I have seen, 
those in the Bodleian and in Trinity 
Coll. Dublin are in other respects the 
largest and most sound. 

It is well known, and evident to all 
who see ' them, that the preliminary 
pieces usually attached to this edition 
are executed in a totally diflferent type 
from that of the text, and roost proba- 



bly were added after the arrival of the 
book in England. In fact, I think 
this is almost demonstrated, from the 
circumstance of "The bokes of the 
hole Byble " being enumerated on the 
back of the original title, and repeat- 
ed, in different type, immediately after 
Coverdale's Address to the reader. 
In the dedication to king Henry VIII. 
there is a variety : some copies read- 
ing " your dearest just wyfe and most 
vertuous Pryncesse Queue Anne," 
[Boleyn,] while others read instead, 
Quene Jane [Seymour], thus inti- 
mating the particular time at which 
the several copies were made public. 
A copy in the British Museum has 
Anne, which subsequently has been 
altered to Jane. The Bodleian copy 
has Anne. Lambeth has one of each. 
Lord Jersey has Anne. Lord Spencer 
has Jane. Sion College has Jane. Em- 
manuel College has Anne. Mr. Lea 
Wilson has Anne. Gloucester Cathe- 
dral has Anne. In the Rochester copy 
the name has been purposely erased. 
The copies at All Souls College, St. 
John's College, Durham, Glasgow, 
Winchester, Trinity College Dublin, 
the duke of Sussex's, Mr. Oflbr's, Mr. 
Grenville's, Mrs. Denyer's (Bodleian), 
and the bishop of Cashel's, have nei- 
ther name; being defective in that 
part. 

Earl Spencer's copy was formerly 
in the Harleian library : it was be- 
queathed to him by the rev. Jonathan 
Boucher. It is large and fine. The 
title has been manufactured, and it 
wants one leaf of preliminary matter, 
viz. that containing the latter part of 
" the bokes of the hole Byble," and 
the contents of Genesis. The com- 
piler of " Bibliotheca Spenceriana " 
did not mention this defect. The 
Bodleian copy formerly belonged to 
John Selden; a second has recently 



10 EDITIONS OF [1535 

Dublin; (2) Bristol; Duke of Sussex ; Earl of Leicester ; Earl 
of Jersey ; Earl Spencer ; Bishop R. Daly ; Dr. Coombe ; 
Lea Wilson, esq.; B. Harrison, esq.; Mr. Grenville ; Mr. 
Of or ; Mr. Reed ; Miss Currer. fol. 



been obtained, among the books be- 
queathed by Mrs. Denyer. 

The late Mr. Dent had a copy, of 
which the title and first two leaves had 
been reprinted. This was sold by auc- 
tion in London, on March 30, 1827, for 
eighty-five guineas. 

It appears that in the next year, 
1536, a new title was printed, (with 
some variation, viz. omitting the words 
" out of Douche and Latyn,") and 
affixed to copies of this Bible when 
offered for sale. Two such copies are 
now known; one in Gloucester Ca- 
thedral, the other belonging to the 
earl of Jersey. I have examined both. 
The edition is no other than that of 

1535- 

Mr. Botfield, in his very interesting 
" Notes on the Cathedral Libraries of 
England," states that the Rochester 
copy is perfect, with exception of the 
title and the map. He may fairly be 
said to have " discovered " that book : 
for it was bound up between the " Book 
of Common Prayer," of 1629, and 
" Sternhold's Psalms," 1629 ; it was 
lettered on the back by the binder, 
" Holy Bible, 1629 ;" and the com- 
piler of the Library Catalogue at once 
accepted the binder's authority, and 
entered it as a Bible of the year 1629. 

Mr. Lea Wilson, in his most valu- 
able Catalogue of the Enghsh Bibles, 
Testaments, &c. in his collection, (pri- 
vately printed,) 1845, p. 2. asserts that 
the " later dedication, " with the name 
of queen Jane, was an alteration made 
for the second edition, folio, printed 
by Nicolson in South wark, in 1536; 
[1537 ^] ^^^ that copies of that of 
1535 are sometimes "made up with 
this later dedication." But there ap- 
pears a difficulty in admitting the 
truth of this; inasmuch as Nicol- 
son's folio edition is absolutely far 



more rare than the original one of 
1535, so that copies could not readily 
be found from which the dedication 
might be abstracted : unless we grant 
that the exchange was made at the 
time, and by the purposed sacrifice of 
all the copies executed by Nicolson. 
It may also be noticed, that the only 
two copies (so far as I know) of the 
edition of 1535 which have the re- 
printed title of 1536, happen to have 
not the later but the earlier dedication, 
with queen Anne's name. Anne Boleyn 
was beheaded on May 19th, 1536. 

Respecting the copy at Gloucester 
cathedral, the following particulars 
were communicated to me by a late 
member of that chapter : " The his- 
" tory of this book as connected with 
" the library here is rather curious. 
" In the year 1648 Ohver Cromwell 
" gave the library and other matters 
" of the church to the mayor and 
" burgesses of Gloucester ; who im- 
" mediately set about the augmenta- 
" tion of the books : and amongst the 
" donations enumerated is 'an old 
" large Bible,' given by alderman 
" Pury. At the Restoration, when 
" the library was restored to the chap- 
" ter, these books remained there. 
" This Mr. Thomas Pury was a purl- 
" tan." 

The Durham copy wants the pre- 
liminary pieces, and the last leaf. The 
Winchester copy wants the prehmi- 
naries, and first leaf of the text. That 
of Glasgow is very defective. 

That which has long been in Trinity 
CoUege, Dubhn, begins with Genesis, 
c. xiii. and ends with Ecclesiasticus, 
c. xlvi. But that library has recently 
become possessed of a second copy, ex- 
tremely fine, and nearly perfect, having 
the title and three leaves admirably 
reprinted in facsimile. 



-153^] 



THE BIBLE. 



11 



* New Test. ; Coverdale's version ; imperfect. — Mr. Lea Wilson, 
(formerly Duke of Sussex y). 

1536. 

Bible; by Coverdale. No place; no name. This is the 
edition of 1535, with a reprinted title. — (See note at p. 10.) 
Gloucester Cath, ; Earl of Jersey. 

New Testament ; Tyndale's ; from his corrected copy of No- 
vember, 1534; (London, by Thomas Berthelet^.) — Bodleian; 
P, L. Cambridge ; St. PauVs. 

New Test. ; yet once agayne corrected by Willyam Tindale 
printed in the yeare 1536. No place ; no name a. — Museum 
Bodleian; King* s Library ; P. L. Cambridge; BalliolColl. 
Bristol; St. Paul's; Duke of Sussex; Lea Wilson; Mr. 
Douce ; Mr. Offor. 

New Test. ; yet once agayne corrected by Wylliam Tyndall, 
&c. No place; no name; (supposed at Antwerp b). — Earl 
Spencer; Lea Wilson. 

The same apparently, but really distinct impression. — Lam- 
beth-, Lea Wilson. 

The same ; but distinct impression. — Lea Wilson. 



12° 



fol. 



fol. 



40. 



120. 

12*. 
12°. 



y Mr. Wilson is led to believe the 
edition to be of this date, from its 
containing wood- cuts similar to those 
used in Coverdale's Bible of 1535, and 
in Nicolson's reprint of 1536. See a 
description in the Appendix. Ander- 
son assigns it to the year 1536. (List, 
p. viii.) 

2 This is a rare and very interesting 
book, being the first portion of the 
Enghsh Scriptures printed on English 
ground [Anderson]. The Bodleian 
copy is perfect and very fine. It came 
from Mrs. Denyer, and probably had 
been in the Harleian library. 

a Herbert judged that this edition 
was printed at London, by or for John 
Gowghe. Mr, Lea Wilson suspected, 
from some of the wood-cuts and initial 
letters, that it came from the press of 
William Vosterman, at Antwerp. It 
appears that there are three impres- 
sions, outwardly alike, but diflfering 
from each other in several minute par- 
ticulars; especially in the wood-cut 
preceding the Epistles of St. Paul. In 



one impression the stone on which the 
Apostle stands is blank : in the second, 
it has the figure of a mole : and in the 
third, a monogram of the engraver, or 
printer, containing the letters A. B. K. 
Minute collations of all three are given 
in the catalogue of Mr. Wilson, who 
was fortunate enough to possess copies 
of them all. The Bodleian has one 
copy with the mole, and another with 
the monogram. The copy in Balliol 
College is remarkably fine. Probably 
it came from the Harleian library. 
Mr. Offor was in possession of all three 
varieties. 

b Concerning the minute variations 
in the five or perhaps six impressions, 
which so nearly resemble each other 
in general appearance that the dif- 
ferences can only be seen by close 
comparison, consult Mr. Lea Wilson's 
catalogue. Most of the copies are 
more or less imperfect. But lord 
Spencer's, formerly belonging to a 
Duke of Newcastle, is perfect and very 
fine. 

c2 



12 EDITIONS OF [1536- 

The same ; but still differiDg in some points. — Bristol. 12°. 

The same ; but believed to be a distinct impression. — St. Paul's. 12°. 
New Test. ; Tyndale^s. No place ; no name. — Mr. Douce. 16°. 

1537. 

Bible, Coverdale's version; newly overseen and corrected; 
Southwarke, by James Nycolson'^. — Bodleian; Bristol; 
Lincoln Cathedral ; Lea Wilson. fol. 

Bible, Coverdale^s version ; corrected &c. ; South warke, 
by James Nycolson^. — Bodleian; (Mrs. Denyer's;) Earl 
Spencer ; Mr. Douce ; Lea Wilson. 4°. 

Bible, (partly Tyndale^s version, and partly Coverdale's,) 
by Thomas Matthew ; set forth with the king's most 
gracious licence. No place ; printed at the expence of 
Richard Grafton and Edward Whitchurch^. — Museum ; 
Bodleian ; (2) King' s Library ; Lambeth; St. Paul's; Ball. 
Coll ; All Souls Coll. ; St. John's Coll. Cambridge ; P. L. 
Cambridge ; Trinity Coll. Dublin ; Lincoln Cathedral; 
Glasgow University ; Cashel Dioc. Library ; Bristol; Duke 
of Sussex ; Earl Spencer ; Earl of Bridgewater ; Earl of 
Pembroke ; Bp. Daly ; Mr. Tutet. fol. 

*The Prophete Jonas is mentioned by Herbert, as without 

^ This is a very rare edition. Mr. Earl Spencer's copy formerly be- 

Lea Wilson assigns it to the year 1536. longed to Dr. Farmer, and contains 

The Bristol copy, and that at Lincoln, some MS. notes by him. The earl of 

(which last I have not seen,) are per- Bridgewater's copy is printed on yellow 

feet and fine copies. paper. This was formerly considered 

^ Earl Spencer's copy of this rare a rare occurrence, but I have reason to 

edition is fine and perfect. It formerly believe it to have been not uncommon 

belonged to Dr. Chauncy, and was sold about that period. I have seen seven 

at his auction in 1790. or eight instances of Enghsh books so 

« Tliis edition came forth about the tinted, and formerly possessed a Basle 

month of August. It is evidently of edition of a Greek Testament, of 1531, 

foreign workmanship : but hitherto the of the same hue. The leaves bore the 

place of its execution has not been as- appearance of having been dipped in 

certained. Antwerp has been named, colouring matter after they had been 

and Hamburgh, and also Lubec. In originally fabricated. The shades were 

the absence of more exact information, very various and uneven. 

I may mention that the two large fine Mr. Tutet's copy was the one which 

wood-engravings, the title, and Adam is mentioned in Lewis's History, as 

and Eve, are struck from the blocks having the falsified date, 1520, for 1537, 

which had been used in a Dutch Bible and the alteration in Romans, ch. i. i. 

printed at Lubec four years previously, " Paul, a kneaue of Jesus Christ." It 

viz. in 1533. I compared the two edi- afterwards became the property of Mr. 

tions many years ago in the royal library Bindley, 
of George III. 



1538] THE BIBLE. 18 

date, but under this year (iii. p. 1547.) 1 think his entry 
must allude to the edition of 1531. 8". 

*The Three Books of Solomon ; together with the Book of 
EccLEsiASTicus, and the Story of Bel; Southwark, by 
James Nicolson. — St. PauVs. \2°, 

The same ; imperfect, edit, not ascertained. — St. PauVs. 12*. 

1538. 
♦Bible, by T. Matthew ; reprinted from the edit, of 1537, with 

some diflference. See Lewis' History; but no such edit. 

of this year has yet been ascertained. fol. 

New Test., Tyndale's; Southwark, by Peter Treveris^ — 

Earl Spencer ; Dr. Coombe. 4P. 

New Test. ; Latin and English ; [the Latin Erasmus', and 

the English from Matthew's Bible ;] London, by Robert 

Redman. — Bodleian ; Balliol Coll. ; Exeter Coll. ; Royal 

Institution ; Bp. Daly ; Dr. Coombe ; Mr. Douce. 4**. 

New Test., Coverdale's version, with Tyndale's prologues; 

Antwerp, by Matthew Crom. — Museum; Bible Society; 

P. L. Cambridge ; Marshes Library ; Bristol ; St. Paul's ; 

Christ Church, Oxford ; Duke of Sussex, imperfect. 8°. 

New Test., Latin [the Vulgate] and English; by Miles 

Coverdale; Southwark, by James Nicolson. (lstedit.6) — 

Bodleian ; King's Library ; Duke of Sussex ; Bp. Daly ; 

Mr. Offor ; Mr. Douce ; Lea Wilson. 4P, 

' Treveris' name does not appear on strated with Nicolson, and probably 

the book. It is judged to be by him, desired the copies bearing his name to 

from the occurrence of wood-cuts oc- be called in. Nicolson perhaps com- 

casionally used by him, (viz. a group plied with the letter of his desire, but 

of boys hunting a bear.) It contains not with the spirit of it: for he instantly 

131 leaves, besides the title. put to press another edition, exactly in 

% It appears that this edition was the same form and type, only substi- 
superintended by Nicolson the printer tutingthenameof"JohanHollybushe" 
during Coverdale's absence, and that it for that of Coverdale, in the title, but 
was filled with mis-renderings and all still retaining Coverdale's name at the 
kinds of blunders. Coverdale, on dis- end of the dedication. There are some 
covering this, was deeply mortified ; changes in the translation ; but to the 
and the more so, because he had left general observer the volumes are ex- 
with Nicolson a dedication to king actly alike, except in the title-page. 
Henry VIII, to be prefixed to the See Appendix, for the differences be- 
volume. He immediately caused a new tween the two editions. The first edition 
edition to be printed at Paris, where he is extremely scarce. A perfect and ex- 
then was, (busy in preparing the Great ceedingly fine one is in the King's 
Bible, afterwards finished in London Library, (now in the British Museum.) 
next year,) and seems to have remon- 



14 EDITIONS OF [1538— 

New Test., Latin [Vulgate] and Engl., by Miles Coverdale ; 

(corrected by himself;) Paris, by Frances Regnault, for 

R. Grafton and Edw. Whitcburcli. — St. John's Coll. Camb. ; 

Bristol ; St. Paul's ; Bp. Daly ; Dr. Goombe ; Mr. Douce ; 

Lea Wilson^. 8®. 

New Test., Latin [Vulgate] and English [Coverdale's,] by 

John Hollybush; Southwark, by James Nicolson, (2d 

edcLtion.)— Bodleian; Lambeth; St. Paul's-, Trinity Coll. 

Cambr.; All Souls Coll; Christ Church, Oxford; Mr. Douce; 

Lea Wilson ; Mr. Anderson. 4°. 

New Test., Coverdale^s; no place, no name, (London.) — 

P. L. Cambridge ; Emmanuel Coll. ; Trin. Coll. Dublin ; 

Bp. Daly. 18«. 

The Epistle of St. Jude, with an exposition [by Lancelot 

Ridley?] London, by John Gowghe.— ^/. Paul's. S^. 

The Three Epistles of St. John, with an exposition, [that 

on the first by W. Tyndale;] Southwark, by James 

Nicolson. — Bodleian ; St. Paul's ; Christ Churchy Oxford ; 

Trin. Coll. Dublin. 16«. 

St. Paulas Second Epistle to the Thessalonians, with a 

commentary by H. Bullinger ; Southwark, by James 

Nicolson. — Bodleian. 16°. 

The Hymns Magnificat, Salve Regina, Benedictus, and 

Nunc Dimittis ; with an exposition by John Hollybush ; 

Southwark, by James Nicolson. — Bodleian ; Christ Church 

Oxford. I60. 

The Pystles and Gospelles for every Sonday and Holy 

daye in the yere ; Paris, no printer's name. — Bodleian^ ; 

P.L. Cambridge; Corpus Christie Oxford; Lambeth; Lea 

Wilson. 8°. 

The same ; Rouen ; no name. — Bodleian. 8°. 

The same ; Rouen ; (different impression.) — Bodleian. 8°. 

* St. Matthew's Gospel, ch. v. vi.vii. ; with an exposition by 

"Wm. Tyndale; no place'*, (foreign printing.) — Bodleian; 

Lambeth. 16°. 



h This is a fine copy, quite perfect. ^ The text is in Black letter : the ex- 
It was formerly in the Whiteknights position in Roman. The title is not 
Library. within a wood-cut border. After the 

i See a collation and description of work is a table, filling ten pages, and 

the work, (which is attached to a ending on the recto of fol. cxiv, 
Prymer) in Herbert, p. 1547. 



1539] 



THE BIBLE. 



15 



1539. 
Bible, "The Great Bible;" published under the auspices of 

Thomas, lord Crumwell ; no place, [begun at Paris, and 

finished at London;] prynted by Rychard Grafton and 

Edward Whitchurch ; "fynisshed in Apryll'." — Museum ; 

Bodleian ; King's Library ; Lambeth ; St. PauVs ; St. John's 

Coll. Cambr. ; Balliol Coll. ; Lincoln Coll. Oxford; Bristol; 

Rochester Cathedral; Sion College; Duke of Sussex; 

Marquis of Rockingham ; Lea Wilson ; (perfect.) 
Bible, recognised by Richard Tavemer; London, by John 

Byddell for Tho. Berthelet ^.—British Museum ; Bodleian ; 

P. L. Cambridge ; Balliol College ; King's Library ; Trin. 

Coll. Dublin; Bristol; Salisbury Cathedral; Duke of Sussex ; 

Bp, Daly ; Dr. Coombe ; Lea Wilson ; Mr. Offor. 
Bible, recognised by Richard Tavemer; London, by John 

Byddell for Tho. Berthelet".— (See Letm* ,-) Earl Spencer? 



fol. 



4°. 



' This has frequently been styled the 
first edition of Cranmer's Bible, but 
erroneously; for it does not appear 
that Cranmer had any hand in its pub- 
lication. There appears now little doubt 
that this is the edition which Grafton and 
"Whitchurch were secretly printing at 
Paris, when they were suddenly inter- 
rupted by the Inquisition and com- 
pelled to fly. Providentially they were 
enabled to save a considerable number 
of copies of the work, which was then 
nearly finished ; and likewise succeeded 
in securing the types and other mate- 
rials, and even induced the printers 
and pressmen to come over to London 
with them, where in about three months 
they completed the work. See particu- 
lars of this transaction in Lewis' History, 
and more satisfactorily detailed in An- 
derson's Annals of the Bible, vol. ii. 
The volume is most interesting, valu- 
able, and rare; and is beautifully ex- 
ecuted. It is extremely difficult to meet 
with a copy, like Mr. Lea Wilson's, en- 
tirely perfect. A remarkable one is in 
the library of St. John's College Cam- 
bridge, being a copy specially printed 
upon vellum for the lord keeper Thomas 
Crumwell, patron of the work. It is a 
splendid book ; every title is finely illu- 
minated, and the whole of it in perfect 



condition. It is usually kept in the 
master's lodge. Grafton produced an- 
other copy on vellum, which was intend- 
ed for king Henry VIII. This is said 
to be still existing, in some private col- 
lection unknown to me. [See Ander- 
son's Annals.] 

As there are no fewer than six folio 
editions of the Great Bible printed in 
1539, 1540 and 1541, which nearly 
resemble each other, and their titles are 
frequently interchanged for the sake of 
making up copies, I have given in the 
Appendix a tabular collation of them 
all; by which the differences may be 
seen at once. But the most full, mi- 
nute, and satisfactory description of 
these remarkable books has been given 
by a gentleman, who had the unparalleled 
good fortune of possessing perfect copies 
of them all J the late Lea Wilson, esq. 
See his admirable Catalogue, p. 12-25. 

n» This recognition consisted of some 
alterations of the text from Matthew's 
Bible, and a change in many of the 
marginal notes. For some account of 
Taverner, see Lewis's History, or An- 
derson's Annals. 

n This edition was inserted into Dr. 
Ducarel's List, from Lewis's History. 
I think that no such edition of the Old 
Testament has been yet found. 



16 EDITIONS OF [1539- 

Bible, recognised by Richard Taverner; Southwark, by J. 
Nicolson ; no date". — See Dibdin, iii. p. 57. 4". 

New Test., by Taverner; London, by T. Petit, for T. 
Berthelet. — Duke of Sussex ; Mr. Herbert. 12°. 

The same, by Taverner; London, by T. Petit, for T. 
Berthelet. — Bodleian ; St. Paul's. 4°. 

New Test., Coverdale's ; Antwerp, by Matthew CromP. — 
P. L. Cambridge; St. Paul's; Mr. Herbert, (now Mr. Douce.) S°. 

New Test., Lat. and English, by Coverdale^ ; printed by 
Grafton and Whitchurch. — C, C. Coll. Oxford; Duke of 
Sussex ; Dr. Cotton. 8°. 

The Epistles and Gospels of every Sunday and Holiday; 
[in the Primer] London, by Rob. Redman. — Bodleian; 
King's Library ; Lambeth. 4°. 

The same; London, by John Mayler. — Bodleian; King's 
Library. 80. 

*The Book of Joshua, with annotations; Coverdale^s trans- 
lation ; no place, date, nor printer. (See a minute de- 
scription of the book in Lea Wilson's Catalogue of Bibles, 
&c. p. 287.) — Duke of Sussex ; Lea Wilson. 12°. 

1540. 
Bible, Cranmer's, or the Great Bible ; with Cranmer's pro- 
logue; "Fynisshed in Apryll;" London, by Richard Graf- 
ton, [other copies have Edward Whitchurche'".] — Museum ; 

The duke of Sussex had a Bible have thus produced the unintelligible 
which was supposed to be the one de- wordfyrlzen. 

scribed by Herbert iii. p. 1450: but it ^ One of the copies in the British 

was imperfect. Museum is a very splendid one, printed 

P This volume diflfers in some re- on vellum, having been a presentation 

spects from the Antwerp edition of the copy to king Henry VIII. from Antony 

preceding year. The Cambridge copy Marlar, a citizen of London, of the 

is printed upon yellow paper, not quite Haberdashers' company : a man who, 

perfect, but otherwise in good con- it appears from the minutes of the privy 

dition. council, bore all the expense of the six 

1 This appears to be the Paris edition folio editions of the Bible, printed by 
of 1538, with a reprinted title and dedi- Grafton and Whitchurch in 1539, 1540, 
cation. Among other reasons inducing and 1541. See Anderson's Annals, ii. 
me to think that this edition of 1539 p. 131, 142, 152. 

was printed abroad, is a mistake in the We know of at least one copy of 

marginal note on John ii. ver. 6. The Grafton's edition of 1540, (qusere whe- 

water-pots are there said to hold two or ther of May, July, or November,) being 

three fyrkens apiece : the French print- in the United States of America. Isaiah 

ers, unacquainted with the form of our Thomas, the author of a " History of 

letter k, have resolved it into Iz ; and Printing in America," 2 vols. 8vo. 



1540.] THE BIBLE. 17 

King's Library ; P. L. Cambridge ; Trin. Coll. Dublin ; 
Bristol; Lambeth ; Earl of Pembroke ; Lea Wilson ^ perfect, fol. 

Bible, Cranmer's j " Finisshedin Apryll ;" London, by Thomas 
Petyt, and Roberte Redman, for Thomas Berthelet. — 
Museum ; P. L. Cambridge ; Emmanuel Coll. ; St. Paul's ; 
Marsh's Library j Dublin ; Chapter of Westminster ; Bible 
Society ; Duke of Sussex ; Lea Wilson. foL 

Bible, Cranmer^s ; with his prologue; " Fynisshed in July^ ;'* 
London, by Richard Grafton [or Edward Whytchurch.] — 
Trinity Coll. Dublin / Lichfield Cathedral ; Earl Spencer ; 
Lea Wilson. fol. 

Bible, Cranmer's; "oversene by Cuthbert (Tonstall) bysshop 
of Duresme, and Nicolas (Heath) bisshop of Rochester;" 
" Fynyshed in November ;" London, by Edw. Whytchurch, 
[or Richard Grafton.] — Trinity Coll. Dublin; Canterbury 
Cathedral; Lea Wilson. fol* 

Bible, Matthew's ; in five volumes ; London, by Robert 
Redman ; see Anderson's List, p. x. It does not appear 
that any complete copy (if ever published) is at present 
known. Mr. Lea Wilson possessed one part of it, viz. 
" The five books of Solomon.'' See a description of it in his 
Catalogue, p. 289. An imperfect copy is at St. Paul's. 16°. 

"The BooKE of the Prophetes;" imperfect*. — St. Paul's. 12°. 

New Test., translated from the Latin of Erasmus ; London, 
by R. Grafton and E. Whitchurch. — Bodleian : (yellow 
paper.) Lambeth ; Mr. Herbert. 4°. 

[New Test., ''unknown translation"," imperfect. — See Ames, 
p. 499.] 4«'. 

New Test., according to the translation of the Great Bible ; 
Londini, ex ofiicina R. Grafton. — Museum. 12°. 

The Epistle to the Epiiesians ; with a commentary by Lan- 
celot Ridley ; London, by R. Redman. The text is mostly 

Worcester, Massachusetts, 1812, de- and in the earl of Charlemont's library 

scribes at p. 57-63. a copy which was at Dublin. 

then in his possession. * This little volume was once the 

8 Besides the copies of the Great property of Bishop Tanner ; and bears 

Bible already noticed as being in various his name. 

libraries, there are others, of which I " The copy which Mr. Ames de- 
omitted to notice the month of their im- scribed came afterwards into the pos- 
pression, to be seen in Lincoln Cathe- session of Mr. Gough, and is now in the 
dral; Westminster Abbey ; SionCoU.; Bodleian. It has been ascertained to 
St. John's CoU. Cambridge; Bristol; be Berthelet's edition of 1539. 

D 



18 EDITIONS OF [i540— 

Coverdale^s ; the pages are not numbered ; the vol. con- 
tains sign. Q. 2. in eights. — Bodleian; St.PauVs. 36°. 

The Epistles and Gospels ; with Postills by divers learned 
men, recognised and augmented by Richard Taverner ; in 
iv. parts ; London, by Richard Bankes ^. — Bodleian ; P. L, 
Cambridge ; Emmanuel Coll. ; St. Paul's ; Dr. Coombe ; Mr. 
Herbert, (now in the King's Library ;) Lea Wilson. 4". 

The same ; London, by Rich. Bankes ; no date. — Mr. Herbert. 

*TheEpiSTLEs and Gospels, (attached to the Primer;) London, 
by Nicolas Bourraan ; no date. — Dr. Lort. 12°. 

*The same; London, by John Redman. — Bodleian; Christ 
Church ; King's Library. 4P. 

The same; imperfect, (very narrow page.) — Lambeth. 12°. 

The Fyve Books of Solomon ; Proverbs, &c. ; London, by 
Robert Redman. — Lea Wilson. 18«. 

1541. 

Bible, Cranmer's; with his prologue; London, by Edward 

Whitchurch. ^^ Finished in Maye." — Trinity Coll. Dublin; 

Bp. Daly ; Lea Wilson. fol. 

Bible, Cranmer's; "oversene &c., (as the edit. ofNov.1540;) 

London, by Edw. Whitchurch [or R. Grafton.] " Fynyshed 

in November." — Museum; Bodleian; P. L. Cambridge; 

King's Library ; St. John's Coll. Cambr. ; Sion Coll. ; Christ 

Church Oxford ; Trinity Coll. Oxford; Balliol Coll.; St. 

Paul's; Bristol; Lambeth; Duke of Sussex ; Bp. Daly ; 

Dr. Coombe. fol. 

Bible, Cranmer's ; with his prologue ; London, by Rycharde 

Grafton. " Finysshed in December." — Trinity Coll. Dublin ; 

Earl of Charlemont ; Lea Wilson. fol. 

1542. 

The Epistles and Gospels of every Sunday and Holiday; 
London, by William Bonham, [attached to the Primer.] 
— P. L. Cambridge : St. Paul's, fine copy. 4fi, 

V ITiis translation, from the works the British Museum. MS. Harleian. 

of " diverse learned men/' is believed to 6561. [Brit. Mag. xxix. p. 361.] It 

have been executed by Henry lord does not seem to have been reprinted 

Morley, for the service of Anna Boleyn ; after this its first appearance, until the 

and to have been presented by him to year 1841: when a new edition was put 

her, when marchioness of Pembroke, forth by Dr. Ed. Cardwell, at the Uni- 

in 1532. The original MS. is now in versity Press of Oxford. 



15470 THE BIBLE. 19 

♦ The same, in Latin and English; London, by William 
Bonham. — Trinity Coll. Cambridye. 8". 

1544. 
[The Pentateuch ; Lond., by John Daye and William 

Seres^.] 12". 

New Test., Tjmdale's ; imperfect, supposed to have been 

printed at Antwerp, by Van Loe^. — Lea Wilson. 32°. 

1545. 

The BoKEs of Salomon ; London, by Edw. Whitchurch. — 
Museum. 32*. 

The Book of Daniel ; with an exposition gathered out of 
Melancthon, and others ; by George Joye. " Emprinted 
at Geneve;" no name of printer. — Museum; Bodleian; 
P. L. Cambridge ; Balliol Coll. ; All Souls Coll. ; Lea 
Wilson. 12«. 

1546. 

New Test., according to the Great Bible ; London, by Eichard 
Grafton, " the xi. day of October ^"—5m/o/. 16°. 

The Gospels and Epistles of all the Sundaies and Sainctes 
daies, &c. ; Londini, excudebat R. Grafton. See Herbert, 
p. 520. 8°. 

*The Pystles and Gospeles in English, (imperfect ;) Loudon, 
by Thomas Petyt. — Lea Wilson. 4*. 

KING EDWARD VI. 

1547. 
New Test, in Latin (Erasmus') and English, (Matthew's;) 
London, by William Powell^. — Museum ; St. Paulas ; Duke 
of Sussex ; Lea Wilson. 4". 

1547 or 1548. 

New Test., Cranmer's version ; London, by Edw. Whit- 
church^. — Mr. George Offor. 8°. 

* Ames had mentioned such a volume, adjudges it to the year 1544, (ii. p. 168, 

from a notice in Lewis's History. But and List, p. x.) This is the copy which 

there is no doubt that there is a mistake is described in the Harleian Sale Cata- 

in the date, and that the book is of logue. Vol. i. No. 428. 

the year 1549. See Herbert, p. 619. 622. ^ Anderson has noticed that this 

y Mr. Lea Wilson assigns the volume edition is extremely scarce, 
to 1542; because the cuts in it are those * Quaere, whether this is not the same 
which were employed that year in a edition as that which bears on its title- 
Flemish Bible printed by Van Loe. pagethe date 1548? See Herbert, p. 736. 
But Anderson, with more reason, b Anderson (Annals, ii. p. 241. n.) 

d2 



20 EDITIONS OF [i548— 

1548. 

New Test., in English (Matthew^s) and in Latin; London, by 

William Powell. — King' s Library ; Lambeth; Lea Wilson^. 4°' 
New Test., Tyndale^s ; London, by Wyllyam Tylle. At the 

end of the table of Epistles and Gospels is " imprinted by 

Thomas Petyt^." — Museum; Lincoln College ; Trinity Coll. 

Dublin ; Bristol ; Lea Wilson. 4**. 

New Test. ; London, by John Daye and Wm. Seres. (From 

the list No. i. I have never met with it.) 4P. 

New Test., with the paraphrase of Erasmus ; 2 vols. ; London, 

by Edw. Whitchurch^. — Bodleian ; King's Library ; New 

College ; Bristol; Duke of Sussex ; Dr. Coombe ; Dr. Cotton, fol. 
New Test., Worcester ; printed by John Oswen. " The late 

Mr. Calamy." See Herbert, p. 1459. fol. 

The same, Worcester ; by the same. See Herbert, ibid. 4^. 

New Test., Tyndale's; with the notes of Thos. Matthewe; 

London, by John Daye and Wm. Seres. — Eton College; 

(See Lewis, p. 174.) 16°. 

The same; by the same printers. — Mr. George Offor. (See 

Anderson.) 8°. 

New Test., Tyndale's; London, by Richard Jugge. — Duke 

of Sussex ; qviVdre,— Lea Wilson? (Anderson' sljist,^.xi.) 24°. 
*New Test., Tyndale's; London, by Thos. Petyt, for Thos. 

Berthelet. No date.— (See Herbert, p. 556.) I6«. 

New Test., according to the Great Bible ; Londini, ex officina 

Johann. Herfordise. — Lea Wilson. 24^. 

St. Matthew, chap. v. vi. vii. ; with an exposition by Wm. 

Tyndale ; newly set forth according to his first copy ; 

London, by John Daye and W. Seres. — P. L. Cambridge ; 

Duke of Sussex. 12°. 

*The same ; by William Hyll ; no date. [It contains if. c. and a 

observes, that in this edition eleven ^ Perhaps this edition was reprinted 

verses are carelessly omitted, in Revela- from the 120. of 1536; as, like that, it 

tion c. i. 9-20. He conjectures that omits the clause in i Peter, c. ii. " unto 

the impression was called in. At all the kynge as unto the chefe heade." It 

events no other copy besides Mr. Oflfor's is very badly printed. Mr. Wilson has 

has been found. specified several gross errors. A full 

c Mr. Wilson has noticed several page contains 34 lines. Quaere, whe- 

strange mistakes in the printing of this ther Petyt printed the whole New 

volume ; also, that the word " not is Test, in 4°. this year ? See Herbert, p. 

uniformly printed nat." (Catalogue, 556. 
p. 162.) e xhe second volume is dated 1549. 



-.1549-] THE BIBLE. 21 

table.] — Bodleian ; P. L. Cambridge ; Emmanuel Coll. ; St. 

PauVs ; Duke of Sussea:. 12o. 

* The same ; no date, no place, no printer. — Bodleian. 12". 

St. Paul's Epistle to the Colossians, with an exposition 

" by liancelot Ridley of Canterbury ;'* Londini, in cedibus 

Richardi Grafton.— TViwi/y Coll. Dublin. IGP. 

1549. 

Bible, Cranmer's ; reprinted from the edition of 1541; London, 
by Edward Whitchurch, (or Richard Grafton.) — Bodleian ; 
King*s Library ; Exeter Coll.^ ; All Souls Coll. ; Emmanuel 
Coll.; Bristol; Lincoln Cathedral; Duke of Sussex; Lea 
Wilson. fol. 

Bible, Matthew's; reprinted (faultily) from the edition of 
1537 ; London, by Thomas Raynalde and Wm. Hyll. — 
P. L. Cambridge ; King's Library ; Lambeth ; St. Paul's ; 
Trinity Coll. Cambr.; St. John's Coll. Cambr. ; Sion College ; 
Exeter Coll. ; Oriel Coll. ; York Cathedral ; Lincoln Ca- 
thedral; Trinity Coll. Dublin; Durham University; Cork 
Diocesan Library ; Bristol ; Duke of Sussex ; Bp. Daly, 
(perfect and sound copy ;) Lea Wilson. fol. 

Bible, with Matthew's notes, and his text slightly varied ; 
published by Edmund Becke ; London, by John Daye and 
W. Seres. — Museum ; Bodleian ; King's Library ; P. L. 
Cambridge ; Queen's Coll. ; Oriel Coll. ; Sion Coll. ; St. 
John's Coll. Cambr. ; Trinity Coll. Dublin ; Lambeth ; St. 
PauVs ; Bristol ; Lincoln Cathedral ; Gloucester Cathe- 
dral ; Duke of Sussex ; Dr. Coombe ; Lea Wilson. fol. 

Bible, Cranmer's; London, by Richard Grafton; — Bristol. 
See Herbert, p. 529. 4°. 

Bible, Cranmer's ; London, for John Cawood ; (List, N°. i.) 4°. 

Bible, Taverner's recognition ; in 5 vols. ; London, by John 
Daye and W. Seress. 12o. 

New Test., in EngUsh and in Latin, of Erasmus' translation ; 

' The copy at Exeter College is print- I do not know any library in which 

ed on yellow paper. all the five parts are to be found united. 

B This edition was purposely printed I think that some of the parts were not 
in parts, for the accommodation of the published till 1550 and 1551. Parts 2 
poor; that those, who were unable to (Joshua &c.,) and 4 (Apocrypha,) are 
purchase an entire Bible, might at least in the British Museum. Part 3 is in 
have the opportunity of supplying them- St. Paul's, and inTrinity College Dublin, 
selves with some portion of the Holy Part 4 is in the Bodleian, and at Lam- 
Volume, beth. Mr. Lea Wilson had parts 2, 3, 



L 



22 EDITIONS OF [1549- 

London, by Wm. Powell. — St. Paul's ; P. L. Cambridge, 
(fine;) Earl of Bridgewater ; Lea Wilson. 4°. 

New Test. ; London, for John Cawood ; (from list No. i.) 4°. 

New Test., Tyndale's ; with the notes of Thos. Matthew ; 
London, by John Daye. — Bristol ; (See Dibdin, iv. p. 59.) 12°. 

The same, with the same notes; London, by William 
Copland. — Museum; Bristol. 12°. 

New Test., Tyndale's; "with newe annotacyons,&c.;" no place 
nor nameh. — Museum, (Mr. Grenville's copy;) Lea Wilson. 12°. 

New Test. ; translated by Coverdale, and conferred with the 
translation of Wm. Tyndale; London, by Reynold Wolfe. 
— Lea Wilson. 12°. 

New Test., Tyndale's ; London, by WiUiam Seres. (From the 
list No. I.) 8°. 

New Test., Tyndale's ; (imperfect*.) — Lea Wilson. 18°. 

New Test., Tyndale' s ; (imperfect •.) — Lea Wilson. 24°. 

The Canticles, or Ballads of Solomon, in Englysh metre ; 
by William Baldwin ; London, by William Baldwin. — 
Bodleian; Queen's Coll. Oxf.; St.John'sColl.Oxf.; Lambeth; 
King's Library, (Herbert's copy ;) Earl of Charlemont. 4°. 

The Five Bokes of Solomon ; with the story of Bel, &c. ; Lon- 
don, by Edward Whitchurch. No date''. — Museum. 12°. 

*The same ; London, by William Bonham; no date. — Museum; 
P. L. CambHdge. 12°. 

The Epistle of St. Jude ; with an exposition (by Lancelot 
Ridley ?) ; London, by Wm. Copland, for Rd. Kele. — Bod- 
leian; P.L.Cambridge; St. Paul's. 12°. 

The Pithy and most notable sayings of all Scripture; by 
Thomas Paynel, after the manner of common places ; 
London, by William Copland, for Richard Jugge ^, [or for 

and 4. The Museum copy of part 2 because Mr. L.Wilson observed that 

formerly belonged to Sir M. M. Sykes. the wood-cuts in them resembled those 

The Apocrypha includes the third book used in Daye and Seres' Bible of this 

of Maccabees; being its first appear- year, 

ance in print ? See p. 25. ^ This copy of the edition by Whit- 

^ See a description of this edition in church is believed to be unique, 
** Bibliotheca Grenvilliana :" and in ^ Herbert describes his copy as be- 
Lea Wilson's Catalogue, p. 170. Mr. ing printed for R. Jugge. Mr. Wil- 
Wilson judges it to have been printed son's is printed for John Waley. Pro- 
some years earlier, at Antwerp, and to bably the impression is but one. Title, 
have been perfected and published by Dedication, 2 pages : text of the Old 
Daye and Seres, in 1549. Test. fol. iii.-xc. tables, 24 pages un- 

^ These two editions are placed here, numbered. Text of New Test. fol. i.- 



-I550-] 



THE BIBLE. 



John Waley]. — Mr, Alchome ; Mr. Herbert 
Wilson. 

1550. 



Mr. Lea 



23 



12*. 



BiBLE; Cranmer's ; London, printed by Edward Whitchurch. 

— Museum ; Mr. Douce ; Mr. Lea Wilson. 
Bible, Coverdale's; London, for Andrewe Hester"', (but 

really printed at Zurich, by Chr. Froschover.) — Museum; 

Bodleian ; P. L. Cambridge ; King^s Library ; St. Paul's ; 

Brasen Nose Coll. ; Oriel Coll. ; Public Library of Zurich. 
New Testament, Cranmer's ; with notes and expositions of 

the darke places therein ; Worceter, by Jhon Oswen. — 

Balliol Coll. ; Lea Wilson. 
*The same; Worcester, by J. Oswen; no date. — {Herbert, 

from Lewis.) 
New Test., Latin and English ; the English after the Greeke, 

the Latin by Erasmus ; (Londini) in oflScin^ Thoraae 

Gualtier, pro I.O ". [John Cheke ? or, possibly, John Ca- 



4°. 



40. 



80. 



Ixxviii. table, 23 pages not numbered. 
The work was frequently reprinted ; 
as by Jugge, without date, &c. 

™ Perhaps the preliminary pieces 
were printed in London ; but the body 
of the work is unquestionably of foreign 
typography, and is now known to have 
been executed at Zurich. See under 
the year 1553. It may be well here to 
notice an error in Dr. Watt's Biblio- 
theca Britannica, under the article 
" Coverdale." It is possible that the 
author may have taken his notice of 
this edition from the Bodleian Cata- 
logue, where it is described as "The 
Bible, i.e. the books of the Old Testa- 
ment, for the New is wanting in this 
copy." Dr. Watt hastily mistook the 
word copy for edition. The New 
Testament was printed with the Bible. 
Mr. Thoresby, in his " Ducatus Leo- 
diensis," p. 504, has the following 
note upon this book : •* The Psalter of 
David, (the Proverbs,) Solomon's Bal- 
lettes, and the first four chapters in 
the Lamentations are divided into 
small sections, like verses. What is 
not in the Hebrew, though it be in the 
Septuagint, is not made part of the 
chapter, but an Apparatus thereto : so 



I chapt. of Proverbs begins at the 
8th verse of the present edition." 

Mr. Anderson has proved the place 
where this book was printed, by ad- 
ducing a copy preserved in the Public 
Library at Zurich, which bears on the 
title-page "Imprinted at Zurich bey 
Christopher Froschower," with the 
printer's autograph. It appears that 
the same treatment was given to this 
Bible as to Coverdale's original edition 
of 1535 ; viz. that after the arrival of 
the book in England, the title was can- 
celled, and preliminary pieces were 
added by an English printer. 

» This edition has been commonly 
reported to contain the version of Sir 
John Cheke; but upon what author- 
ity, I know not : certain it is that he 
translated the Gospel of St. Matthew 
into English, a few verses of which 
were printed by Strype in his Life of 
Sir John : but that translation varies 
considerably from the present. Strype, 
after mentioning this, proceeds to say, 
" Cheke also translated the New Tes- 
" tament into EngUsh, with annota- 
" tions ; which was printed both in 
" octavo and decimo-sexto, but this 
" last without the notes ; which copy 



24 EDITIONS OF [1550. 

wood ?'] — Museum (2) / Bodleian (2) ; Lambeth ; Public 
Library Cambridge; St. John's Coll. Oxford; Wadham 
Coll.; Bristol; Bible Society; Lincoln's Inn; Duke of 
Sussex ; Earl Spencer ; Bishop Daly ; Dr. Coombe ; Mr. 
Lea Wilson. 8«. 

New Test., Coverdale's »; conferred witli the translation of 
W. Tyndale. London, by Keynold Wolfe. — Lambeth ; 
J. Tliorpe^ esq. of Bexley ; Mr. Wilson. 12°. 

New Test. Coverdale^s P ; no place, no name, (but printed at 
Zurich). — British Museum; Durham University; Public 
Library Zurich ; Mr. Douce; Mr. Wilson. IG*'. 

New Test., Tyndale' s, with notes ; London, by J. Daye and 
W. Seres.— Lincoln College ; Mr. Herbert ; Mr. Wilson. 12". 

New Test., Tyndale's ; London, by Richard Jugge*i. See 
Dibdin's Ames, iv. 244. 24°. 

Daniel ; with an exposition, gathered out of Philip Melanc- 
thon and others, by George Joye ; London, by T. Ray- 
nalde. — Bodleian ; Mr. Herbert ; Lea Wilson ; Dr. Cotton. S^. 

The same; London, by J. Day and W. Seres. — All Souls Coll.; 
Public Library Cambridge; St. Paul's; Dr. Bliss; Lea 
Wilson. 12°. 

Numbers, chapter xxx. with an exposition by John Bale; 
London, by Jhon Daye. — Bodleian ; Christ Ch. Oxford. 1 6°. 

"Christopher Barker, Queen EUza- a copy in the Public Library of Zurich, 

" beth's printer, gave to the Company which actually bears the printer's im- 

" of Stationers, anno 1583, \vith some print, viz. " Imprynted at Zurich by 

" others, for the relief of the poor of " Christopher Froschawer, in the 

" the said Company," &c. &c. p. 172, " yeare after the Creacion of the world, 

edit. Oxford, 1821. See also Herbert, " 5-5-25. and after the byrt of our Sa- 

p. 765. " viour, 1550." Mr. Wilson's own copy 

The Bristol copy of this edition is an extraordinary one, " in the most 

is so large and fine, that it almost *' immaculate condition, — with many 

deserves the name of large paper. " leaves actually not yet cut open." 

o A portion of this edition, begin- [Oh, how many ivory paper-knives are 

ning with the Epistle to the Galatians, yearning for the task !] He mentions 

is in Christ Church Hbrary, Oxford. some remarkable differences between 

See a full description of the volume, his own copy and that which was 

in a letter from its possessor Mr. formerly given to the British Museum 

Thorpe to Dr. Ducarel, printed in by the hon. Arthur Onslow. See 

Dibdin's Ames, iv. p. 14. these detailed in the Appendix. 

P This is not really Coverdale's ver- Q An imperfect copy, having king 

sion, though his name stands in the Edward Vlth's portrait on the title, 

title-page. It is Tyndale's translation. occurs in the Sale Catalogue of Mr. 

See a full description of it by Mr. Lea Benjamin White, in 1789. [Dibdin.J 
Wilson, (Cat. p. 173,) who discovered 



I550-] 



THE BIBLE. 



The Epistles and Gospels of every Sunday and Holiday ; 
London, by Tlio. Raynalde. — St. Paul's. 16*. 

The Gospels for Sundays and Saints' days; with a postill from 
A. Corvinusr ; London, by Reynold Wolfe. — Emmanuel 
Coll. ; Dr. Coombe. 4f*. 

The Fyve Bokes of Salomon and of Jesus the Son of Syrach ; 
London, by W. Copland. — Mr. Herbert. 

The Thyrde Boke of the Machabees, not found in the He- 
brew Canon ^ ; London, for Gualter Lynne. — British Mu- 
seum ; Bodleian; St. Paul' s; Mr. Herbert ; Lea Wilson. 

The Prophet Jonas, with an oversight, &c. by John Hooper*, 
elect Bishop of Gloucester ; London, by John Daye and 
W. Seres. — Lea Wilson. 12°. 

The same ; no date ; London, by John Tisdale. — St. Paul's ; 
Lea Wilson. 12°. 

The piththy and moost notable Sayinges of al Scripture, ga- 



12« 



120. 



r Probably translated by Robert 
Wisdom. See Strype's Memorials of 
Cranmer, vol. i. p. 367. edit. 1812. 
Title, "A Postill, or collection of 
" moste godly doctrine upon every 
" Gospell through the yeare, as well 
" for Holye dayes as Sondayes, dy- 
" gested in such order as they bee ap- 
" pointed and set forthe in the booke 
" of Common Prayer. Verye profyt- 
" able for all Curates, Parentes, Mays- 
" ters of housholdes, and other go- 
** vemers of youth. Londini, Anno 
** Domini, MDL." Reverse blank. Pre- 
face, 6 pages : the text, sign. Ai (for a i) 
— y V. in eights : one leaf, with a large 
woodcut of our Saviour surround- 
ed by little children ; reverse blank. 
The seconde parte (Gospels for Feast- 
days.) Sign. Ai — Qvi : On the recto 
of the last is the colophon, " Imprinted, 
&c. by Reynold Wolfe, &c. 1550." 
The copy in Marsh's library is sound 
and perifect. 

» Printed with " A Briefe and com- 
" pendiouse table in a maner of a Con- 
" cordaunce, now first imprinted in 
" Englyshe," &c. In his dedication 
of the work to Anne, duchess of So- 
merset, Gualter Lynne says, " More- 
** over it behoveth that I let youre 
" grace knowe the cause whye I have 



" annexed the thyrde boke of the Ma- 
" chabees unto this table. Whych is 
" for that it is verie often spoken of 
" in thys lyttle table, and is not to be 
" founde in any Byble in Englyshe, 
" saveynge only in one whych John 
" daye the prynter hath nowe in prynt- 
" ynge. Leste youre grace therfore 
" (or any other that shall chaunce to 
" have thys lyttle boke) should thincke 
" that there were no such boke of the 
" Bible : I have caused thys thyrde 
" boke of the Machabeis to be trans- 
" lated, and have imprynted it wyth 
"thys table." [Does Lynne allude 
to Daye's /o/io Bible, or to that in 12° ? 
See a full collation of this little book, 
in Lea Wilson's Catalogue, p. 291. 

t The editor of the reprint of this 
work for the Parker Society in 1843, 
states, that " there were three editions 
" in one year, 1550; two by Day and 
** Seres, and one by Tisdale. The 
" former two are page for page ahke, 
" except in the Epistle Dedicatory ; 
" and seem to be exact reprints, with 
" variations only in the spelling. Tis- 
** dale's edition also very closely cor- 
" responds with those of Day and 
" Seres, the variations being generally 
" very trifling." 



26 EDITIONS OF [1550- 

thered by Tho. Paynel; in 2 parts; London, by Tho. 
Gualtier, for Robert Toye. — Bodleian; Duke of Sussex. 12°. 

The same ; London, by W. Copland, for R. Jugge ; no date. — 
Mr. Herbert; Mr. Alchorne. 12°. 

The same; London, by W. Copland, for John Waley; no 
date. — Lea Wilson. 12°. 

*The Epistle to the Philippians; with an exposition, by 
Lancelot Ridley; Cantorbury, by J. Michell. No date '. 
— Bodleian ; All Souls Coll. ; Trinity Coll. Dublin. 16°. 

*Certayne chapters of the Proverbes of Salomon, drawen into 
metre by Thomas Sterneholde, (really by John Hall) ; 
London, by John Case, for Wm. Seres. No date. (See 
JVarton's History of English Poetry, iii. p. 181. Herbert's 
Ames, p. 705 : and Dibdin's Typ. Ant. iv. p. 226.) See 
the title of the next following article. 12°. 

Certayn chapters taken out of the Proverbes of Salomon, 
with other chapters of the Holy Scrypture, and certayne 
PsALMEs of David; translated into Englysh metre by 
John Hall ; whych Proverbes of late were set forth, 
imprinted and untruely entitnled, to be thee doynges of 
Mayster Thomas Sternhold, late grome of the Kynges 
Maiesties robes, as by thys copye it may be perceaved ; 
London, by Thomas Raynalde. — Public Library Cam- 
bridge''. 12°. 

*The Proverbs of Solomon, three chapters of Ecclesiastes, 
the sixth chapter of Sapientia, the ninth chapter of Ec- 
clesiasticus, and certayne Psalms of David, drawen into 
metre by John Hall ; London, by E. Whitchurch ; no 
date'^. (Dibdin, iii. p. 501.) Publ. Libr. Cambridge. 12°. 



^ Contains title, without any wood- rarity. See a specimen and descrip- 

cut ; reverse blank : the preface, 6 tion in the Appendix, 
pages : " The first chapter to the Phi- ^ The Cambridge copy of this book 

lippians," commencing with a remark- is the only one which I have been able 

able woodcut initial letter P. sign. B i to meet with. Unluckily it is imper- 

— L iiii in eights. Colophon, " Prynt- feet, both at the beginning and end : 

ed at Cantorbury, in Saynt Paulas pa- but I can see that it differs materially 

ryshe, by John Mychell." The text is from the edition dated 1550. This 

in Gothic type; the exposition and copy begins with a "Dedication to 

running title in a smaller Gothic. The Mayster John Bricket of Eltam :" 

leaves are not numbered. " Certayne lessons " in verse, 5 pages : 

V This, as well as the next men- Proverbes, (as in dated edit.): Thre 

tioned edition, is a volume of extreme chapters of Ecclesiastes, (ch. i. ii. iii.) 



-^ss^-] 



THE BIBLE. 



27 



The Book of Revelation ; with a paraphrase by John Bale, 
under the title of " The image of both churches /* London, 
by John Wyer.— Bodleian ; P. L. Cambridge ; St. Paul* 8, 
(fine copy.) 

♦The same; London, by Richard Jugge ; no date. — Christ 
Church Oxford. 

* The same ; London, by Thomas Eastx ; no date. — Bodleian ; 

Christ Church Oxford ; Cashel Dioc. Library. 

* The same ; London, by John Daye ; no date. — Bodleian. 

1551. 

Bible, Matthew's or Tavemer's ; with some variation, and an 
addition of the third book of the Maccabees, by Edmond 
Beck; London, by John Daye. — Museum; Bodleian 
P. L. Cambridge ; King*s Library ; St. Paul's ; Lambeth 
Brasen Nose College; Trinity College Dublin; Bristol 
Bible Society ; Marsh's Library Dublin ; Earl Spencer 
Sir J. Hawkins ; Dr. Coombe ; Mr. Douce ; Lea Wilson. 

Bible, Matthew's ; London, by John Daje.— Doubtful edition. 
(From List, N". i.) It probably designates the edition 
begun in 1549. 

Bible, Matthew's; London, by Nicolas Hyll^ for Rob. Toy, 



12°. 

120. 
12°. 



fol. 



12°. 



1 8 pages. Wisdom, chapt. vi. Ecclus. 
chapt. ix. Certayne Psalms, viz. Ps. 
34. 54. 112, 114. 115 [probably fol- 
lowed by Ps. 130. 137. III. with other 
songs and hymns.] A full page con- 
tains 24 lines. 

y There is hkewise in the Bodleian 
an edition of the second part only, which 
differs from all these mentioned : it is 
in 180., entirely printed in black letter; 
contains 140 pages exclusive of the title 
and of 3 leaves at the end. It has wood- 
cuts, which seem to be the same as those 
in East's 12°. edition. 

N. B. — This work of Bale has been 
recently reprinted, by the Parker So- 
ciety. 

* Different copies of this edition bear 
the name of different publishers, and 
sometimes different printers, namely : 

For R. Toye ; as the Bodleian j and 
King^s Library. 

For Abraham Veale j as Bristol. 

For John Wyghtej as Bodleian; Trin. 
Coll. Dublin J Publ. Libr. Cambr. 



For Thomas Petyt; as St. Paul's. 

For John Walley j Bristol. 

Or, by John Petyt ; as Lea Wilson's. 

By John Wyghte ; see Herbert. 

By Richard Kele ; as St. Johns Coll. 
Cambridge. 

The explanation of this variety is af- 
forded by the colophon, " Imprinted 
at the coste and charges of certayne 
honest men of the occupacyon, whose 
names be upon their bokes." Humphrey 
Wanley was of opinion that Grafton 
and Whitchurch acted in the same 
manner respecting the Great Bibles : as 
the royal privilege was granted to them 
both in common as partners ; " so 
" many of the stated number of copies 
" were to bear Grafton's name : which 
" done, his name was to be taken out 
" of the form, and Whitchurch's to be 
" inserted in its place." [Lewis.] 

See a similar instance below, in a 
folio edition of the Bishops' Bible, 
printed in the year 1575. 

Greswell, in his work, *• The Parisian 



£2 



28 EDITIONS OF [1552— 

and others. — Kinff's Library ; Publ. Libr. Cambridge ; St. 

JohrCs Coll. Cambr. ; Trinity Coll. Oxford ; All Souls Coll. ; 

Trinity Coll. Dublin ; Bible Society ; St. Paul's ; Bristol ; 

Canterbury Cathedral ; Dr. Coombe ; Lea Wilson. fol. 

Pentateuch, Tyndale's ; London, by John Daye. — British 

Museum. 12°. 

New Test., Tyndale's ; London, by J. Daye and W. Seres a. — 

Baptist Museum Bristol. 12°. 

The Prophet Micah ; with a commentary by Antony Gilby ; 

London, by John Daye. — Bodleian; Publ. Libr. Cambridge; 

Ashmolean Museum Oxford ; Bp. Daly ; Lea Wilson. 16°. 

The same ; no place nor printer'*s name. — Lea Wilson. 12°. 

The Prophet Jonas; with an oversyght &c., by Bishop Hooper; 

London, by John Tisdale, 1550 and 1551. — Lea Wilson. 12°. 
The Epistle to the Romans, chap, xiii., with an exposition by 

Bishop Hooper ; Worcester, by Jhon Oswen. It contains 

a Dedication, Prologue, and Text, sign E. iv. in eights. — 

Brasen Nose College. 16°. 

The BooKEs of Salomon, Proverbia, &c. ; (translated from 

the French?) London, by William Copland. — Mr. Douce. 
EccLEsiASTEs ; " Poorc Shakerley, his knowledge of good and 

evill, called otherwise Ecclesiastes, by him turned into 

meeterb ; printed by Robt. Crowley, for John Case.'' — (See 

Herbert, p. 762. 771.) 8°. 

1551, 1552. 

New Test., with the paraphrase of Erasmus; 2 vols.; London, 
by Edw. Whitchurch. — Bodleian ; All Souls College ; Sion 
College. fol. 

1552. 
Bible, Cranmer's ; London, by Nycholas Hyll. — Publ. Libr. 

Cambridge ; Lea Wilson. 4°. 

New Test., Tyndale's ; London, by Richard Jugge. — British 

Greek Press," vol. ii. p. 55. has adduced resembles Copland's edition of 1549, 

another instance, in the case of a Paris but differs from it in others, 

edition of Demosthenes. Andlremem- b i insert this book at a guess; not 

ber that the same thing occurs in the knowing whether it be a version of the 

famous falsified French Testament, book of Ecclesiastes, or not. Herbert 

printed at Bordeaux in 1686. copied the title from Maunsell's Cata- 

a This copy is imperfect. Dr. Gifford logue ; but does not appear to have 

conjectured it to be of this date, and by seen the work itself, 
the same printers. In some points it 



1553-] '^HE BIBLE. S9 

Museum ; Bodleian ; St. Paul* 8 ; Balliol College ; Wadham 
College ; Emmanuel College ; Bristol ; King*8 Library ; 
Marsh's Libr. ; Earl Spencer ; Dr. Coombe ; Mr. Herbert ; 
Mr. Douce, (perfect.) Mr. Grenville, (2, with some vari- 
ations ;) Lea Wilson. 4fi. 

1553. 

BiBLE,Cranmer^sc J London, by Edw. Whitchurch**. — Bodleian; 
St. Paul's ; Worcester Coll. ; Glasgow University ; Marsh's 
Library; Duke of Sussex ; EarlqfBridgewater; Lea Wilson, fol. 

Bible, Cranraer's ; London, by R. Grafton and Edw. Whit- 
church «. — St. Paul's; Bristol; Sir J. Hawkins; Dr. 
Coombe ; Earl Spencer ; Mr. Douce ; Lea Wilson. 4®. 

Bible, Coverdale'sf ; London, by Richard Jugge. — Publ. Libr. 
Cambridge ; Balliol College ; Exeter College ; St. Paul's ; 
Bristol ; Carlisle Cathedral ; Dr. Coombe. 4P. 

New Test., Tyndale's ; London, by Richard Jugge.— jBn/wA 
Museum ; Bodleian ; Lambeth ; Balliol College ; St. John's 
Coll. Cambridge ; Duke of Sussex ; Marquess of Bute ; Bp. 
Daly ; Mr. Douce ; Lea Wilson. 4®. 

The first fourteen chapters of the Acts of the Apostles ; trans- 
lated into English metre by Christopher Tye, Doctor in 
Music ; with notes to sing, and also to play upon the lute^ ; 
London, by Nicholas Hyll, for William Seres. — Publ. Libr. 
Cambridge ; Lambeth ; Mr. Grenville ; Lea Wilson. 12°. 

*The same; London, by William Seres; no date ; (perhaps two 
difi'erent editions.) — See Dibdin, iv. p. 225. 

The Pandectes of the Evangelicall Lawe, (comprising the 
four Gospels in one narrative;) by Thomas Paynell; 
London, by Nicholas Hyll, for William Seres and Abraham 
Vele. — Duke of Sussex. 

The Epistles and Gospels of every Sunday and holiday, 



c Probably copied from the first edi- " Richard Grafton" only. 
tionofi539: since here, as in that, the ' It is in fact the Zurich edition 

Apocryphal books are entitled Hagi- of 1550, with a new title-page, alnia- 

ograjiha. A full page has 58, some- nac, &c. Lewis had said that a copy 

times 59 hnes. of this year was in the Bodleian ; 

«* " It has been said that Queen but he was mistaken, or perhaps the 

Mary destroyed the greater part of this references in p. 100 of his book are 

impression." [MS. note, in the copy transposed, 
now in the British Museum.] ff Extremely rare j the I^mbeth copy 

e Some copies bear the name of was long believed to be unique. 



30 EDITIONS OF [1555 

after the Church of England ; London, by John Waley. — 
Lea Wilson. 12\ 

Common Places of Scripture ; translated from Erasmus 
Sarcerius, by Richard Taverner ; London, by Nicholas 
HyUh.— Lea Wilson. 12°. 

REIGN OF QUEEN MARY. 

1555. 

The Epistles and Gospels of every Sunday and Holyday, &c., 
[attached to the Primer ;] Rouen, by John Prest, for Robert 
Valentine. — Lambeth ; Mr. Herbert. 16°. 

Daniel, chapter ix. ver. 4-19. in metre, by Tho. Cotsforde ; 
Geneva, no name.^ — Bodleian; Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; 
Rev. Dr. Bliss. 12°. 

1557. 

NewTest.; translated by Wm.Whittingham; Geneva, by Con- 
rade Radius k. — British Museum ; Bodleian (2) ; Balliol 
College ; St. John's Coll. Cambridge ; Lambeth ; Duke of 
Sussex; Earl Spencer ; Dr. Gifford ; Dr. Coombe ; Dr. 
Bliss ; Mr. Douce ; Lea Wilson. 12o. 

The fourth chapter of St. John's Revelation, expounded in 
sundrie readings by B. Traheron^ ; no place, no name. -- See 
Herbert, p. 159. 16°. 

The first part of St. John's Gospel, expounded by B. Traheron; 
no place, no name *°. — Bodleian; Lea Wilson. 16°. 

1558. 

The first part of St. John's Gospel, expounded by B. Traheron; 

^ It contains title; an epistle, 12 ham, who afterwards became dean of 

pages ; the text, fol. i-clxv. ; table, 2 Durham. The volume is beautifully 

pages. printed. It is the first edition of the 

i This is found in a book entitled English Scriptures, in which the verses 

'* The account rekenyng and confession are distinguished. The translation 

" of the faith of Huldrik Zwinglius, differs in many passages from that 

" bishop of Zurich — sent unto Charles which was printed, together with the 

" fyfte nowe Emperoure of Rome, hold- Old Testament, at the same place in 

" ingacounsel— atAugsburgh,i53o.— 1560, 4°. This rare little volume has 

" translated out of Latyn by Thos. been lately reprinted in London. 

« Cotsforde." See Herbert, p. 1584. 1 For some account of B. Traheron, 

k This is usuaUy called the first see Strype's Memorials, vol. iii. c. 41. 
edition of the Genevan version of the m Printed abroad, perhaps at Wesel, 
New Testament; but it was not the work Frankfort, or Zurich: the type is Ro- 
of the united Genevan translators, but man, with some Gothic letters inter- 
ofasingle individual, William Whitting- mixed, namely h and w. 



1561] THE BIBLE. 31 

second edition, corrected and augmented ; no place, no 
name". — Bodleian; Publ. Libr. Cambridge. 12®. 

REIGN OF QUEEN ELIZABETH. 

1559. 

The Epistles and Gospels of every Simday and Holyday, &c. ; 
(imperfect, the printer's name torn off.) — Duke of Sussex. 16°. 

1560. 

New Testament, Genevan; with short marginal notes; Geneva, 
no name. — Lambeth; (see Lewis, 1^. 210.) 16<». 

Bible, Genevan ; Geneva, by Rouland Hall°. — British Mu- 
seum ; Bodleian ; Publ. Libr. Cambridge ; Balliol Coll. ; 
St. John's Coll. Oxford ; Duke of Sussex ; Bp. Daly ; Dr. 
Bliss ; Dr. Cotton ; Mr. Offor / Lea Wilson. 4®. 

Aggeus, or Haggai ; with a commentary by Dr. James Pil- 
kington ; London, by Wm. Seres^.— Bodleian ; St. Paul's ; 
Bp. Daly ; Lea Wilson. 16°. 

1561. 
Bible, Genevan; Geneva, no printer's nameq. — Brasen Nose 

College ; Duke of Sussex ; Mr. Herbert ; Lea Wilson. fol. 

Bible, Cranmer's ; London, by John Cawood'. fol. 

n Printed in a similar manner to the printed on large paper. And a similar 
former edition : probably at the same gem is in the Public Library at Cam- 
place, bridge. 

o The first and rarest edition of this p N. B. — ^The first two and last two 

version, which was for many years the sheets of this volume are printed in a 

most popular one in England, as its different letter from the remaining parts, 

numerous impressions may testify. Q A rare edition. The Brasen Nose 

After the appearance of king James's copy is unfortunately imperfect, but the 

translation, the use of it seems to have title of the New Testament remains, 

dechned : yet a fondness for its notes The title of the Old Testament bears 

still lingered; and we have several in- the date 1562. Herbert has observed, 

stances of their being attached to edi- that in all probability this edition was 

tions of the royal translation; one of issued by John Bodleigh, one of the 

which kind was printed so lately as English refugees at Geneva ; to whom, 

1 7 15. See under that year. From and his assigns. Queen Elizabeth 

the peculiar reading of Genesis iii. 7. granted a patent for printing the Geneva 

the editions of this translation have been version, with annotations, during the 

commonly known by the name of term of seven years from January 8th 

" Breeches Bibles:" but this render- 1561. 

ing (as Mr. Douce once shewed me,) ^ The notice of this edition is taken 

is as old as Wicliffe's time, and occurs from the List No. i. Dibdin (iv. p. 

in his version. The copy at Balliol 400.) states that it is cited from Smith's 

Ck>llege is an exceedingly fine one. Catalogue of 1682. 



S2 EDITIONS OF [1562— 

Bible, Cranmer^s ; London, by John Cawood. — British Mu- 
seum ; Lambeth ; Bristol ; St. PauVs ; Duke of Sussex ; 
Mr. Herbert ; Lea Wilson. 4°. 

New Test. ; London, by Richard Harrison^. 4". 

*New Test., Genevan ; London, by Richard Jugge. — Bodleian. 4°. 

*New Test., Tyndale's ; London, by Richard Jugge^ — All 
Souls College ; St. John's Coll. Cambridge ; Lambeth / 
Duke of Sussex ; Mr. Herbert; Lea Wilson. 12°. 

The Revelation; with BuUinger's Sermons, translated by 
John Davis ; London, by John Daye. — Bodleian ; King's 
Library ,• Worcester College. 4°. 

The ensamples of Virtue and Vice, gathered out of Holy 
Scripture, by Nicolas Hanape, patriarch of Jerusalem, and 
Enghshed by Thos Paynell ; London, by John Tisdale. — 
Lea Wilson. 12°. 

1562. 
Bible, Cranmer s; London, by Richard Harrison". — Bodleian; 

St. PauVs ; King's Library ; Baptist Museum Bristol ; 

Earl of Bridgewater ; Lea Wilson. fol. 

The Prophets Aggeus and Abdias ; with an exposition by Bp. 

James Pilkington ; London, by William Seres. — Bodleian ; 

King's Library ; Publ. Library Cambridge ; Marsh's 

Library., Dublin ; Bp. Daly, (fine copy;) Lea Wilson. 8°. 

The Common Places of St. Paul's Epistles, sette foorthe by 

Thomas Paniell; London, by John Tisdale. — Bodleian; 

Duke of Sussex. 12°. 

1563. 
The Third Book of the Maccabees* ; London, by John Tys- 
dale. — Bodleian. 1 6°. 

1564. 

The Book of Judges ; with the Commentaries of Peter Martyr ; 

s From the List No. i. It appears and specially objected to by the Rhemist 

from Dibdin, iv. p. 559, that Harrison translators of the New Testament in 

had a license to print this Testament in 1582. Quaere, if there were two dif- 

1561; but we are not sure that he ac- ferent impressions of it in this year? 

tually printed it. See Dibdin, iv. p. 177. 

t Mr. Lea Wilson had two impres- ^ Printed in Bullinger's " Brief Con- 

sions of this year, perfectly distinct. cordance," &c. See this Apocryphal 

See a minute collation of them in his book under the years 1550, 1551, 1727, 

Catalogue, p. 185-7. and 1787. 

^ This edition is one of those cited 



1566.] THE BIBLE. 88 

London^ by John Daye. — St. John's College Cambridge. fol. 
1565. 

*New Test., London ; by Richard Watkins. — Mr. Herbert. 4°. 

*The Book of Wisdom; translated into English metre, by 
Peter Tie ; London, by John Allde. — Earl of Charlemont, 
Dublin. See Herbert, p. 893. S^. 

The Court of Virtue, by John Hall ; containing certain chap- 
ters of Proverbs, &c. in metre ; London, by Tho. Marshe.x 
— Mr. Herbert, now Mr. Douce. 16''. 

The Epistles and Gospels, &c. ; London, by J. Audeley. — 
Bodleian. 16°. 

* The same ; London, by Abraham Veale, no date. 4^. 

*The same; London, by John Daye, for Thomas Petyt, no 
date. {Dibdin,iv. 1^.177.) 12«. 

1566. 

Bible, Cranmer's ; Rouen, by C. Hamilton, (or Hamillon,) at 
the cost and charges of Richard Carmarden^ — British Mu- 
seum ; Bodleian (2) / Lambeth ; King's Library ; Worces- 
ter Coll. ; St. John's Coll. Cambridge ; Bristol ; St. Paul's ; 
All Souls Coll. ; Bible Society ; Duke of Sussex ; Earl 
Spencer ; Bishop Daly ; Dr. Coombe ; Mr. Offor. fol. 

Bible, Cranmer's; London, by Richard Grafton ». — See 
Herbert, p. 538. 8°. 

y See the contents specified above, " Heath, archbishop of York, sent to 
in a dateless edition, under 1550. Mr. ** the two deans and chapters of Dub- 
Douce's copy wants the title, and be- " hn, viz. of Christ Church and St. 
gins \tnth a prologue on 1 2 unnumbered " Patrick's, a large Bible to each, to 
pages. The text ends on fol. 172. The "be placed in the middle of their 
musical notes, triplex, contratenor, &c. " quiers : which two Bibles, at their 
3 pages ; a table, 5 leaves, (last two " first setting up to the public view, 
wanting.) The Psalms in this edition " caused a great resort of people thi- 
are Ps. 25, 34, 54,65, 112, 113, 114, " ther, on purpose to read therein; 
130, 137, III. A page contains 28, 29, " for the small Bibles were not corn- 
er 30 lines. ** mon then as now : and it appears by 

^ Earl Spencer possesses the Har- " the account of John Dale, a book- 

leian copy. Mr. Lea Wilson's is a " seller, that he sold seven thousand 

magnificent one, upon large paper. '* Bibles in two years' time, for the 

* It appears, by a remark made by " booksellers of London, when they 

Sir James Ware, the Irish antiquary " were first printed and brought over 

and historian, that this impression of " into Ireland, in the year 1566." 

the Bible in a convenient octavo size Although the impression thus ap- 

was a very large one ; and that a great pears to have been so large, I have 

number of the copies were sent over not been able to identify a single copy 

into Ireland for sale. He says [Annals remaining, either in England or Ire- 

of Queen Elizabeth, chapt. 2], " Dr. land. 



34 



EDITIONS OF 



[1566- 



New Test., Tyndale's ; London, by Richard Jugge. — Balliol 
Coll. ; Dr. Gifford ; Mr. Herbert ; Mr. Lea Wilson. 

The Wailings of the Prophet Hieremiah ; done into En- 
glish verse by T. Drant^; London, by Thomas Marshe. — 
Bodleian ; Mr. Douce ; Mr. Lea Wilson ; Mr. Jolly. 

The Gospels for all the Sundays ; with a postill by Tho. 
Becon'' ; London, by Tho. Marshe. — Bodleian. 

1567. 

The same ; London, by Thomas Marshe. — Bodleian. 
Bible ; London, by William Seres d. — aS7. Paul's. 

1568. 
Bible, Parker's ; or " The Bishops' Bible ; " London, by 
Richard Jugge^. — Museum ; Bodleian ; Publ Libr. Cam- 



4°. 



4«. 



4^ 



4°. 

4°. 



^ Printed with " Horace's Satyres 
englysshed;" and " Epigrammes. " 
The book is extremely rare. See Dib- 
din, iv. p. 505. 

c " These prayers and sermons were 
" framed for ministers of less ability to 
" invent and compose prayers and ser- 
" mons themselves ; that the people 
" might be instructed in sound and 
** wholesome doctrine, whatsoever the 
" abilities of the ministers were, under 
" whom they happened to hve." 
(Strype's Parker, p. 454.) Becon was a 
prebendary of Canterbury, and one of 
the persons employed by abp. Parker 
in preparing the Bishops' translation 
of the Bible. Several of his works have 
been reprinted by the Parker Society. 

^ [Botfield's Cathedral Libraries, 
p. 308. Neither Herbert nor Dibdin 
notice such an edition.] 

^ The first edition of this trans- 
lation; copies of which are rarely found 
in a perfect state : (of the Oxford 
copies that in the Bodleian Library is 
the only one quite perfect.) This cir- 
cumstance needs not excite much won- 
der, when we recollect, that not only 
was a new translation of the Scrip- 
tures, appearing under many supposed 
advantages, hkely to meet with nu- 
merous purchasers, and much conse- 
quent use and wear ; but that a Con- 



vocation of the Province of Canterbury 
which met on 3d April, 157 1, ex- 
pressly ordered that copies of this edi- 
tion should be placed in every cathe- 
dral ; and moreover, that every arch- 
bishop, bishop, dean, and ecclesiastical 
dignitary should take care that a copy 
was publicly exposed in the hall or 
dining-room of his house, for the use 
of his servants and of strangers who 
might chance to be there. The words 
of the canon are these : " Quivis 
archiej)iscopus et episcopus habebit 
domi suae Sacra Biblia in ampiissimo 
volumine, uti nuperrime Londmi ex- 
cusa sunt, et plenam illam historiam 
quae inscribitur Monumenta marty- 
rum, et alios quosdam similes libros 
ad religionem appositos. Locentur 
autem isti libri, vel in aula, vel in 
grandi coenaculo, ut et ipsorum famu- 
lis, et advenis usui esse possint. 

" Eosdem illos libros quos proxime 
diximus, Decanus quisque curabit 
emi, et locari in Ecclesia sua Cathe- 
drali, ejusmodi in loco, ut a Vicariis 
et minoribus Canonicis, et ministris 
ecclesise, et ab advenis, et peregrinis 
commode audiri et legi possint. 

" Eosdem libros illos, Decanus et 
" Primarius quisque residentiarius, 
" quos appellant Ecclesiae dignitates, 
" ement suo famulitio, eosque oppor- 



1569] THE BIBLE. dS 

bridge ; St. Paul's ; King's Lilrrary ; 0, C. Coll Oxford ; 
St. John's Coll. Oxford ; Wadham Coll. ; Christ Church ; 
New Coll. ; C. C. Coll. Cambridge ; Bristol ; Bible Society ; 
Westminster Abbexj ; York Cathedral ; Rochester' Cathe- 
dral ; Diike of Sussex ; Earl Spencer ; Bishop Daly ; Dr. 
Coombe; Lea Wilson. fol. 

Bible, Cranmer's ; London, by R. Jugge and J. Cawood. — 
Trinity Coll. Cambridge ; All Souls Coll. ; Duke of Smsex. 4«. 

Bible, Genevan ; Geneva, by John Crespin. — Mr. Pinchard, 
of Taunton, Devon (in 1822.) 4o. 

New Test, Genevan; Geneva, by John CvQS^m.— British 
Museum ; Bodleian. 4<». 

St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans ; with the commentaries 
of Peter Martyr ; translated by H. B. ; London, by John 
Daye. — King's Library. foL 

1569. 

Bible, Cranmer's ; London, by John Cawood. — British Mu- 
seum ; Lambeth ; Bristol ; Earl Spencer ; Lea Wilson. 4«. 

Bible, the Bishops'; London, by Richard Jugge f.—PwMc 
Libr. Cambridge; St. John's Coll. Cambridge; Duke of 
Sussex ; Bishop Daly ; Mr. Herbert ; Lea Wilson. 4**. 

Bible, Genevan ; Geneva, by John Crespin. — Museum ; Bod- 
leian ; Sir J Hawkins ; Lea Wilson. 4'^. 

An Abridgement of the Canonical books of the Old Testa- 

" tuno aliquo in loco, vel in aul^, vel This edition and the reprint of 1573 

" in coenaculo locabunt." contain portraits engraved on copper. 

It will be observed, that this extract of Queen Elizabeth, Lord Leicester, 
may partly serve to explain the ex- and Secretary Cecil. For the differ - 
treme rarity of copies of the first ences between the two editions, see 
edition of Fox's Book of Martyrs ; the Appendix. — From the subjoined 
which by this same canon was ordered entry in an old account-book of St. 
'to be exposed together with the Bible John's College, Cambridge, published 
in the above-mentioned places, and of • by Mr. Hartshorne, in his " Book- 
course would be subject to the same rarities of Cambridge," we learn 
wear and damage. the price at which this edition was 

Concerning the care and labour of then sold : " 1571. For a new Bible 

archbishop Parker about this transla- in English, ths last translation, 

tion, the reader may consult Strype's 27s. 8d." 

Life of Parker, under the years 1565, ' Strype describes this edition as 

1568, and 1572. The archbishop's being " set forth in a small but fine 

own copy of this edition is now pre- " black letter, a curious book." I^wis 

sen'ed in the library of Corpus Christi gives a full description of it. 



College, Cambridge. 



f2 



36 EDITIONS OF [1569- 

MENT, in Sternholde's metre, by Wm. Samuell, Minister ; 
London, by William Seres g. — Mr. Herberfs copy is now in 
the King's Library. 8°. 

The Gospels for Sundays and Saints' Days ; with the exposi- 
tion of N. Heminge, translated by Arthur Golding ; Lon- 
don, by Henry Bynneman. — Bodleian ; All Souls Coll. 4°. 

1570. 

Bible, Genevan ; Geneva, by John Crispin ^. — Museum ; 
Bodleian; Lea Wilson. 4°. 

Bible, Geneva. — Doubtful edition (from List No. 1.) fol. 

Bible, Bishops' ; London, by Richard Jugge. — See Lewis. 4°. 

New Test., the Bishops' ; (London, by R. Jugge.) — Lea Wil- 
son. (Cat. p. 189.) 24°. 

The Gospel of St. Matthew ; with Marloratus' exposition ', 
translated by Thomas Tymme ; London, by Tho. Marshe, 
— King's Library. fol. 

The Prophet Daniel''; with Calvin's commentary, trans- 
lated by Arthur Golding ; London, by John Daye. — Bod- 
leian. 4°. 

*The First Epistle of St. John, and the Epistle of St. Jude ; 
with Calvin's commentaries, translated by W. H. ; Lon- 
don, by John Kyngstone, for Jhon Harrison. No date. — 
Mr. Herbert. 8°. 



s Ritson, in his Bibliographia " thew ; and, partly for the reimburs- 

Poetica, mentions another edition in " ing of the proprietor, but chiefly for 

16°., without date, printed abroad. " the profit and benefit of Ministers, 

See also Herbert, p. 1597, who assigns " the lords of the council appointed 

it to the year 1558. jDi6c?iw, iv. p. 313, "the archbishop of Canterbury and 

cites an edition printed by Robert " the bishop of London to deal with 

Stoughton in 1551. "the province of Canterbury, that 

^ I apprehend the editions of 1569 " each of the clergy might purchase 

and 1570 to be one and the same : for " this book : the price whereof, being 

the Bodleian copy, dated 1570, has ' " well bound, is ten shillings, and 

very much the appearance of an unit " fourpence the carriage of it into the 

having been dropped in the date. It "diocese." Vol.ii. p. 81. edit, 1821. 
calls itself " the second edition :" such ^ The first six chapters only. It 

it may be ; but undoubtedly it is not may be well to remark, that the nu- 

the second impression of the Genevan merous editions of portions of the 

version. Scripture with the commentaries of 

i Strype, in his Life of Archbishop Calvin attached to them, which were 

Parker, at the year 1571 says, " This published from about 1570 to 1610, 

" year was printed a translation of generally contain the Genevan transla- 

" Marlorate's Comment upon St. Mat- tion. 



573] THE BIBLE. 87 

The Prophet Jonas; with the exposition of Jo. Brcntius, 
translated by Thomas Tymme ; London, by Henry Den- 
ham. — King^s Libi'ary. 12'*. 

The Epistles usually read in the Church ; with a postill by 
D. Chytraeus, translated by Arthur Golding ; Loudon, 
by H. Bynneman.— [/Aflve seen it. H. C] 4P, 

1571. 
The Four Gospels, Saxon and English'; London, by John 
Daye. — Bodleian ; King's Library ; All Souls College ; 
Earl Spencer ; Dr. Gifford ; Dr. Winchester ; Mr. Her- 
bert ; Lea IVilson. 4°. 

1572. 

Bible, the Bishops'; London, by Richard JuggC". — British 
Museum ; Bodleian (2) ,• King^s Library ; Lambeth ; Bible 
Society ; Durham Cathedral ; Publ. Libr. Cambridge ; 
Westminster Abbey ; Exeter College ; Trinity Coll. Dub- 
lin ; Duke of Sussex ; Bp. Daly ; Lea Wilson. fol. 

The Acts of the Apostles ; with homilies by Gualterus Tigu- 
rinus, translated by J . Bridges ; London, by Henry Den- 
ham. — King^s Library ; Mr. Herbert. fol. 

1573. 

Bible, the Bishops'; London, by Richard Jugge. — Lambeth^; 
St. PauVs; Bristol; Earl Spencer ; Lea Wilson. 4'*. 

The Prophets Abdias (Obadiah) and Jonas; with the expo- 
sition of Rodolphus Gualterus, translated by Robert Nor- 
ton ; London, by Henrie Bynneman, for R. Newburie. — 
King's Library ; Cashel Dioc. Library. 12°. 

^ Published by Archbishop Parker. "^ The second folio edition of the 

The Saxon is translated from the Latin Bishops' Bible, and the last in which 

Vulj^ate ; the English is the version of the three copperplates are found. It 

the Bishops' Bible. Lord Spencer's contains a double version of the Psalms, 

copy contains the following note, in a namely, that of the Great Bible, in 

very old hand : *' This is a rare and addition to that by the Bishops. 

" very excellent usefuU booke, and " The Lambeth book is a presenta- 

" very harde to be mett with and tion copy, painted, and richly bound 

" deare. I was twenty yeares looking in five volumes. Mr. Anderson sug- 

" for to buy one of these bookes, be- gests, that it may have been the one 

" fore I could buy one under a Marke. presented to Queen Elizabeth by the 

" I offer'd many times an Angel for archbishop. 
" suche a booke as this." 



38 EDITIONS OF [1573- 

EccLEsiASTES ; with an exposition, (qu. by M. Luther ?) 
London, by John Daye. — See Dibdins Ames, iv. p. 131. 8". 

Such Chapters of the Old Testament as are read on Sun- 
days; with an exposition by Bp. Cooper P; London, by 
H. D. (Henry Denham) for R. Newbury. — Bodleian; 
Oriel College ; Worcester College ; St. Paul's ; Emmanuel 
College. 4°. 

St. Matthew, chapters v. vi. vii. with an exposition; also 
the first Epistle of St. John, with the same ; by Wm. 
Tyndale"; London, by John Daye. — Bodleian. fol. 

The Revelation, expounded in an hundred sermons, by 
Henry Bullinger ; London, by John Daye. — Trinity Col- 
lege Dublin ; Mr. Herbert. 4°. 

The Revelation ; with Dr. Wra. Fulke's praelections, trans- 
lated by George Gyffard; London, by Tho. Purfoote. — 
All Souls College; C. C. College, Oxford. 4°. 

Revelation. — An exposition of the first four chapters of 
St. John's Revelation, by Bar. Traheron; London, by 
Henry Bynneman, for Humfrey Toy. — Public Library, 
Cambridge. 12°. 

1574. 

Certaine Chapters and Partes of the Scriptures used be 
the Ministers of Edinburgh and Halyrudhous in the 
tyme of God's visitation be the Pestq. Imprented at 
Edinburgh be Robert Lekpreuik anno 1574. — Trinity 
College Dublin. 8°. 

o Printed in the collected works of 1 These occur in a book entitled, 

Tyndale, Fryth, and Barnes. Reprint- " The ordoure and Doctrine of the 

ed in 1580; and again recently, by the " generall Fast appointed be the Ge- 

Parker Society. " nerall Assemblie of the Kirkes of 

P " There was an endeavour that " Scotland, Holden at Edinburgh the 

" this book should be had in every " 25 day of December 1565." — The 

" Parish Church : and for the forward- volume is in small octavo. It has no 

*' ing this, the Archbishop gave his preface nor dedication : but the work 

" own testimonial to the Treasurer in commences on fol. A ii, and ends on 

"June this year [1574] concerning F ii. Thefirst four sheets are in eights : 

" the book ; viz. that he thought it to sheet E in fours : F has only two 

" be profitable for instruction, and ne- leaves. There is no colophon. The 

" cessary for the unlearned Minister ; " Addresse by the Superintendentes, 

" but most to the poor subjects, who " Ministers, and Commissioners of 

** were certainly to be informed by the " Kirkes reformed within the Realme 

" stability of this doctrine." Strype's " of Scotland," ends on sign. E iii. 

Life of Parker, ii. p. 367. It is followed by an "Address to the 



—1575] THE BIBLE. 89 

Bible, the Bishops' ; London, by Richard Jugge. — Museum ; 
Bristol ; Mr. Herbert ; Lea Wilson. foL 

The Book of Job ; with Calvin's commentary or sermons^ 
translated by Arthur Golding; London, by Lucas Har- 
rison and George Bishop. — Museum; St.Johti's Coll. Cam- 
brulye. foL 

Abdias, or Obadiah ; interpreted by T. B. (Tho. Brasbridge ;) 

London, by Henry Bynneman. — Bodleian ; Christ Church. 8<>. 

St. John's Gospel ; with the exposition of Marloratus, trans- 
lated by Tho. Tymme; London, by H. Bynneman. — All 
Souls College. 4o. 

The Epistle to the Galatians ; with Calvin's commentary, 
by A. Golding ; London, by L. Harrison and G. Bishop. — 
Trin. Coll. Cambridge ; Mr. Herbert. 4°. 

The Revelation ; with Marloratus' exposition, translated by 
A. Golding; London, by H. Bynneman, for L. Harrison 
and G. Bishop. — Museum ; Pembroke College. 4f*. 

The Gospels usually read in the Churches ; with an exposi- 
tion by Nicholas Heminge, translated by Arthur Gold- 
ing ; London, by Henry Bynneman. — Bodleian. 4°. 

The Epistles and Gospels for every Sunday and holiday 
throughout the year; London, by John Awdeley. — Lea 
Wilson. 4**. 

1575. 

Bible, the Bishops' ; London, by Francis Coldockn, — Bodleian 
[Douce.] fol. 

" faithfull reader, by John Knoxe, at " On certain titles will be found 

" the commande of the public assem- " ' Printed by Richard Jugge,' but on 

•* bly." After this comes a blank " others, * printed by Richard Kele,* 

page, followed by " Certaine Chap- " by * John Walley,' by * Lucas Har- 

" ters," &c. as above. Herbert, p. " rison,' by * John Judson,' or by 

1488, mentions an edition of the " Or- " * William Norton." [To these he 

" doure, &c. of the Fast," printed by mi^^ht have added Francis Coldock, 

Lekpreuik in 1566. I do not know FI. C] " It was evidently a joint un- 

whether the " Chapters" are contained '* dertaking; Jugge being able to bear 

in that edition. He quotes from " nothing more than his own share, 

Maunsell's Catalogue, not having seen " though most probably the printer of 

the book itself. '* the whole impression. They are, 

^ Mr. Anderson states, "This Bible "without exception, the same book, 

" deserves particular notice ; otherwise " having only different titles, and the 

" the book may be mistaken, as it ac- " last leaf answers equally for them all. 

** tually has been, for so many as six " These five [six] men had borne their 

" separate editions in the same year. " proportions, along with Jugge, in the 



40 EDITIONS OF [1575 — 

Bible, the Bishops'; London, by William Norton. — Lea 
Wilson. fol. 

Bible, the Bishops' ; London, by John Walley. (From List, 
No. 1.) fol. 

Bible, the Bishops' ; London, by John Judson. — Mr. Her- 
bert, fol. 

The same ; London, by Lucas Harrison. — Lea Wilson. fol. 

Bible, the Bishops' ; London, by Richard Jugge*". — Bristol; 
Lea Wilson. 4°. 

Bible ; Geneva. — Dr. Giffard ; Mr. Herbert. 4P. 

Bible ; London, by Christopher Barker. (From List, No. 1.) 8<>. 

New Test. ; Genevan ; London, by Tho. VautrouUier, for 
Chr. Barker. — Mr. Herbert ; Lea Wilson. S^. 

New Test., the Bishops'; (Printer's name and date cut off; 
supposed to be by T. VautrouUier.) — Lea Wilson, Cat. 
p. 190. 12°. 

Solomon's Song ; in metre, by Jud. Smith ; London, by 
H. Kirkhams. — Mr. John Jolly, London. 16°. 

St. John's Gospel ; with the exposition of Marloratus, trans- 
lated by Thomas Tymme ; London, by Thomas Marshe. — 
Mr. Herbei't. fol. 

The Epistle to the Galatians ; with M. Luther's comment- 
ary ; London, by Tho. VautrouUier. — All Souls College; 
Dr. Bliss; Lea Wilson. 4°. 

1576. 

Bible, Genevan ; London, by Chr. Barkar. — St. John's Coll. 

Gambr.; Duke of Sussex ; Earl of Bridgewater ; Dr. Owen. fol. 
Bible, the Bishops' ; London, by Richard Jugge. — Lea Wilson. 4". 
Bible, Genevan ; London, by Chr. Barker. (From the List, 

No. 1.) 40. 

" expense or cost of this large impres- " church or congregation, firste made 

" sion ; and their names, therefore, " by the wise prince Salomon, and 

" must be so inserted in the title.*' " now newly set forth in verse by 

Annals, ii. p. 334. See above, p. 27. " Jud. Smith." The Censura Litera- 

' The initial letter of Genesis exhi- ria says, " These songs are very briefly 

bits the arms of Abp. Parker, with the " and prosaically metrified." The vo- 

date 1570. lume contains Title; an Address to the 

s See the Censura Literaria, vol. i. reader; the Text, 10 pages; the letter 

p. 376, (second edition) for an account of Jeremiah to the Jews (in verse), 10 

of this very rare little book; the full pages; the ten Commandments, &c. 

title of which is, " A misticall devise 4 pages ; " The Commandements of 

" of the spiritual and godly love be- " Sathan, put in practise dayly by the 

** twene Christ the spouse and the " Pope," 4 pages. 



—1577] '^»E HIBLE. 41 

New Test., from the Latin of Theodore Beza ; with short ex- 
positions by P. L. Villerius, Englished by Laurence 
Tomson' ; London, by Christopher Barkar. — Sion College ; 
Wadham College ; Dr. Cotton ; Lea Wilson. 8*. 

New Test., Genevan; Edinburgh, by Tho.Bassandine". — Earl 
Spencer ; Mr. G, Chalmers ; Lea Wilson. fol. 

New Test., the Bishops' ; London, by R. Jugge". — Bodleian. 4f*. 

♦New Test., the Bishops' ; London, by R. Jugge ; no date. — 
St. Paul's. 18«. 

The Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Solomon's Song ; 
Genevan version ; London, by Chr. Barker. — Ball. Coll. 16®. 

New Test., Genevan; Edinburgh, by Jhon Ross, for Henrie 
Charteris. — St. PauVSy [this edition is not sufficiently iden- 
tified.] 16<». 

1577. 
Bible, Genevan ; London, by Chr. Barkar^. — Oriel College ; 

St. John's Coll. Cambridge ; Duke of Sussex ; Lea Wilson, fol. 
Bible, the Bishops'; London, by Richard Jugge 2. — Museum ; 

*S'/. PauVs ; Mr. Herbert. 4f>. 

Bible, the Bishops'; imperfect. — Lea Wilson, p. 131. (See 

Herbert's MSS. Dibdin, iv. p. 261.) 80. 

The General Epistle of St. James ; with the exposition of 

Nicholas Hemminge, translated into English by W. Gace; 

London. — Museum. 4°. 



* This is the first edition of this sandine had died previous to that year ; 
translation, or rather revision, by so that his name does not appear in the 
Laurence Torason : it soon became title-page of the Old Testament, 
popular, and was attached to many » This copy is printed on vellum. It 
editions of the Bible instead of the for- bears on the covers the arms of Robert 
mer Genevan version. Tomson, the Earl of Leicester ; to whom in all pro- 
translator, was in the service of sir bability it had been presented. 
Francis Walsingham. Loseler Villerius y The duke of Sussex's copy is 
is M. L'Oyseleur, seigneur de Villers. sumptuouslybound in embroidered vel- 
This first edition differs in some parts vet; it formerly belonged to Queen Eliza- 
from subsequent ones professing to be beth. See a description of it in Strutt*8 
Tomson's. It contains an English ver- View of the Manners &c. of England, 
sion of Beza's dedication of his trans- vol. ii. p. 89. 
lation to Louis Prince of Cond^. z This edition is specially noted by 

'^ This New Testament, though the Rhemist translators, in their anno- 

printed in 1576, and therefore to be tations to the New Test, of 1582. See 

reckoned the first Scottish edition, was an annotation on Revelation chap. xix. 

not published until the Old Testament 4, concerning the omission of the word 

was completed, namely in 1579, when AUeluiah, and Dr. Fulke's answer to it. 
this Testament was joined to it. Bas- 



42 EDITIONS OF [1577- 

The Epistles to the Corinthians; with Calvin's Commen- 
taries, translated by Tho. Tymme ; London. 4°. 

The Epistle to the Ephesians ; with Calvin's Commentaries, 
translated by A. Golding ; London, by L. Harrison and G. 
Bishop. — King's Library ; Mr. Herbert. 4F. 

The Epistle to the Galatians ; with Luther's Commentary ; 
London, by Tho. VautroulHer. — Museum ; Sion College. 4°. 

The Revelation, chapter iv. ; with an exposition by Bart. 
Traheron; London, by T. Dauson and T. Gardyner. — 
Bodleian. 16°. 

A PosTiLL, or orderly disposing of certeyne Epistles usually 
read in the Church of God upon the Sundayes and Holy- 
dayes throughout the whole yeere; written in Latin by 
D. Chytraeus, and translated into English by A. Goldyng, 
London. — Museum. 4°. 

1578. 

Bible, Genevan ; London, by Chr. Barker*. — British Museum; 

Bodleian ; Queens College ; All Souls College ; King''s 

Library; Lambeth; Bristol; Dr. Coombe ; Lea Wilson. foL 
Bible, the Bishops'; London, by the assignement of Chr. 

Barker. — Bodleian ; Merton College ; Lincoln Cathedral ; 

Lea Wilson. foL 

New Test. ; L. Tomson's version; London, by C. Barker. — 

Lea Wilson. 24°. 

The Book of Genesis ; " a Hyve full of Himnye ; contayning 

the first book of Moses, called Genesis. Formed into 

English meetre, by William Hunnis ;" London, by Thomas 

Marsh. — Lea Wilson. 4°. 

The Book of Genesis ; with Calvin's commentary, translated 

by Tho Tymme ; London, by Henry Middleton, for L. 

Harrison and G. Bishop. — King's Library ; Mr. Herbert. 4°. 
Joshua ; with the Commentary of Calvin, translated by W. F. ; 

London, by Tho. Dawson, for G. Bishop. — King' s Library ; 

Mr. Herbert. 40, 

The Prophet Jonah, with the Commentary of Mr. John 

Calvin, translated by N. B., minister in the town of Rid- 

a This edition has two versions of Bible, printed in Gothic similar to the 
the Psalms : the Genevan, printed in rest of the volume. 
Roman letter; and that of the Great 



•1580.] THE BIBLE. 48 

borne ; to which is added the last two Epistles of St. John, 
with the exposition of Marloratus, englished by the same 
N. B. London, for Edward Wliite. [/ have seen it, H. C] 4». 

1579. 

BiBLE^ Genevan; Edinburgh, by Alexander Arbuthnet". — 
Earl of Morton ; Earl Spencer ; Bp. Daly ; Lea Wilson. fol. 

Bible, Genevan; London, by Chr. Barker''. — Earl of Bridge- 
water ; Mr. Herbert ; Lea Wilson. 4°. 

The HoLiE HisTORiE of King David, (taken from the books 
of the Kings,) drawn into English meetre by JohnMar- 
beck^ ; London, by Henry Middleton, for John Harrison. — 
Mr. Bindley. 40. 

New Test., the Bishops' ; London, by Christopher Barker. — 
Earl of Bridgewater ; Earl Spencer. 16®. 

The Epistles to Timothy and Titus ; with Calvin's Commen- 
tary, translated by L. T. (Laurence Tomson); London, 
for G. Bishop and T. Woodcocke. — Balliol College. 4fi. 

A Golden Chaine, taken out of the rich Treasurehouse, the 
Psalms of King David ; also, the pretious Pearles of King 
Salomon, by Thomas Rogers ; London, by Henrie 
Denham. — Lea Wilson. 12°. 

1580. 
Bible, Genevan ; London, by Chr. Barker. (List N°. i .) foL 

Bible, Genevan; London, by C. Barker^. — King's Library ; 

Duke of Sussex; Lea Wilson. 4°. 

New Test., Beza's ; with notes, translated by L. Tomson ; 

London, by Chr. Barker e. — Mr. Herbert; Lea Wilson. 8**. 



* This is the first complete edition and Anderson's Annals of the Bible, 

of the Holy Scriptures printed in Scot- ii. p. 537. 

land. It is a very rare book. The New *> This is one of the editions cited 

Testament was finished in 1576; and by the Rhemist translators in 1583. 

its title-page bears that date : but it Mr. Wilson has two diflferent impres- 

was not issued until the entire Bible sions of this year, 

was finished, in July of this year. A ^ This is a very rare book, 

copy of it was in the Library of Lincoln ^ Mr. "Wilson had two different edi- 

Cathedral, before the days of the tions of this year and size : one of 

" Nosegay." For a full description of them was on large paper, 

this edition, consult Dibdin's iEdes ® This is one of the editions spe- 

Althorpianae, i. p. 69. Beloe's Anec- ciaUy noted and objected to by the 

dotes, ii. p. 329. Lee's Memorial for Rhemist translators, in the Preface 

the Bible Societies of Scotland, p. 28. to their New Testament of 1582. 

g2 



44 EDITIONS OF [1580- 

New Test., Beza's; by L. Tomsonf; London, by C. Barker. 
— Duke of Sussex, (perfect and fine copy, on yellow paper;) 
Lea Wilson. 24°. 

The Proverbs ; with the commentary of M. Cope, translated 
by M. O.; London, by Tho. Dawson, for G. Bishops.— 5oc?- 
leian ; Christ Church. 4". 

The book of Jonah; with Calvin's commentary; and the se- 
cond and third Epistles of St. John ; with the exposition 
of Marloratus, by N. B. ; London, by Edw. White. — 
Trinity Coll. Dublin ; Mr. Herbert. 4». 

The Epistle to the Galatians ; with Luther's commentary ; 
London, by Tho. Vautroullier. 

1581. 

Bible, Genevan; London, by Christopher Barker. (From 
List N«. 2.) fol. 

Bible, Genevan; London, C. Barker. — Armagh; Lea Wilson. 4°. 

Bible, Genevan ; London, by C. Barker. — Earl Spencer. 8°. 

New Test., Beza's, by Laurence Tomson; London, by Chr. 
Barker. — Mr. Douce; Lea Wilson. 12°. 

New Test., the Bishops'; London, by C. Barker^. — Lea Wil- 
son. 12". 

The Epistles to the Galatians and Colossians ; with Cal- 
vin's commentary, translated by R. V . ' ; London, by Tho. 
Purfoote. — Mr. Herbert. 4°. 

The Epistle to the Colossians ; with Calvin's commentary, 
translated by Tho. Purfoote; no date. — Bodleian. 4°. 

The Epistle to the Ephesians; with an exposition of St. 
Chrysostom ; London, by H Bynneman. — Museum ; Lam- 
beth. ' 4°. 

' In the Bodleian library there is an worked with silver. Thos. Hearne, 
imperfect copy of L. Tom son's version whose eye nothing of this sort could 
of the New Testament, containing only escape, has described the little book, 
the Epistles and Apocalypse, so that and has copied the queen's writing. 
I have not ascertained the edition. It & A specimen of this work, consist- 
is in sixteens : the Epistle to the Ro- ing of the first chapter only, was print- 
mans begins on fol. 251 ; and the last ed in 1565 by Henry Denham, in 16°. 
leaf of Revelation is numbered 430. A copy is in Trinity Coll. Dublin. 
I merely notice it here, because it for- ^ Mr. Wilson judged that this edi- 
merly belonged to queen Ehzabeth, tion was printed abroad, 
and contains at the beginning of the » R. V. is Robert Vaux, vicar of 
volume a page in her handwriting. High Easter, in Essex. See Churton's 
The cover is of black velvet, curiously Life of Nowell, p. 251. 



— 1583] THE BIBLE. 45 

The Epistlks of St. Peter and St. Jude ; with Luther's ex- 
position, translated by Tho. Newton ; London, for Abr. 
Veale. — King's Library. 4®. 

New Test., the Bishops' ; London, by Christopher Barker. — 
Bristol. (The copy is sound and perfect, but the date has 
been cut ofl*; quaere the year?) 8°. 

1582. 

Divine Praiers, Hymnes, or Songs; made by sundrie holie 
women in the Scripture; London, H. DenhamJ, — Bod- 
leian. 40. 

Bible, Genevan ; London, by Chr. Barker. — Marsh's Library j 
Dublin; Lea Wilson. fol. 

New Test., Beza's, by L. Tomson ; London, by C. Barker. — 
Earl of Bridge-water ; Lea Wilson. 8". 

New Test., Roman Catholic version, by Wm. Allen, &c.; 
Rhemes, by John Fogny''. — British Museum; Bodleian ; 
Lambeth ; Christ Church ; All Souls Coll. ; Publ. Libr. 
Cambr.; Trinity Coll. Dublin; St. John's Coll. Cambridge; 
King's Library; Exeter Coll.; Lincoln Cathedral; Bible 
Society; Duke of Sussex; Earl Spencer; Bishop Daly; 
Lea Wilson. 4°. 

1583. 

Bible, Genevan ; London, by Chr. Barker. — Bodleian ; Lam- 
beth; Trinity Coll. Oxf ; All Souls Coll.; St. John's Coll. 
Oxf; Pembroke Coll.; Trinity Coll. Cambridge; Emmanuel 
Coll. ; Bristol ; Lea Wilson^. fol. 

New Test., Beza's, by Laurence Tomson ; London, by Chr. 
Bsivker.— Exeter Coll.; Duke of Sussex ; Earl Spencer"^; 
Mr. Herbert ; Lea Wilson. 4°. 

New Test. ; London, by H. Bynneman. (List N". i.) 4". 

J This is found in a very curious collec- ^ This is the first edition of the Ro- 

tion, entitled "TheMonument of Matro- man Catholic version of the Scriptures. 

•* nes; conteining seven severall Lamps The Old Testament was not published 

" of Virginitie, or distinct treatises — till 1609-10. For an account of the 

"compiled — out ofthe sacred Scriptures, principles of the translation, consult 

" and other approved authors, by Thos. the preface : and for a description of 

"Bentley of Graieslnne, student." Each the book, see the Appendix to this 

lamp has a distinct title-page. The work. 

" Divine Prayers," named above, con- ^ Mr. Wilson describes his copy as 

stitute the first lamp, which consists " magnificently printed in royal folio, 

of 42 pages. See a long and mmute " with a margin of three inches, on a 

description of this work in Herbert, " paper nearly equal to vellum." 

P- 954-956. ™ Earl Spencer's copy, formerly in 



46 EDITIONS OF [1583— 

New Test. ; London, by Ohr. Barker.— ilir. Herbert. 12o. 

Deuteronomy; with Calvin's commentary, translated by A. 
Golding; London, by H. Middleton, for G. Bishop. — 
Sion Coll.; New Coll.; Trinity Coll. Cambridge. fol. 

Solomon's Song, chapt. v. : Sermons on it, by Bartimeus An- 
dreas ; London, by Robert Waldegrave, for Thos. Man. — 
Bp. Daly. 12**. 

The Third part of the Bible; London, by Chr. Barker. — 
St. PauVs. * 16«. 

The Gospels of St. Mark and St. Luke ; with the exposition 
of Marloratus, translated by Tho. Tymme" ; London, by 
Tho. Marshe. — Marshes Library; Duke of Sussex; Mr. 
Herbert. 4°. 

The Epistle to the Romans ; with Calvin's commentary, 
translated by C. Rosdell; London, by Tho. Dawson. — 
British Museum ; Mr. Herbert. 4°. 

1584. 

Bible, the Bishops'; London, by Chr. Barker. — Rochester 
Cathedral; Dr. Bliss; Lea Wilson. fol. 

The same ; London, by Chr. Barker. — Lea Wilson. 4P, 

The Book of Job ; with Calvin's commentary, translated by 
A. Golding ; London, by Tho. Dawson. — Trinity Coll. 
Cambridge ; Lincoln's Lnn Library ; Mr. Herbert. fol. 

The Gospels of St. Matthew, St. Mark, and St. Luke, in a 
harmony, by Calvin ; London, by George Bishop. — Sion 
Coll. 4°. 

The Gospel of St. John ; with Calvin's commentary, trans- 
lated by C. Fetherstone; London, by Tho. Dawson. — 
Museum; Sion Coll. 4°. 

The Epistle to the Philippians ; with Calvin's commentary, 
translated by W. Beckett ; London, by Nic. Lyng. — Bod- 
leian. 4°. 

1585. 

Bible, the Bishops'; London, by Chr. Barker °. — Lambeth; 

my possession, is printed on yellow Catalogue, p. 84, shewing from the 

paper. registers of Lincoln diocese that arch- 

n Herbert appears to have seen only bishop Whitgift specially caused this 

the Gospel of St. Mark, being the^r*^ edition to be printed for the use of 

part of this volume, 7 1 pages : the " such parishes as are of ability," and 

second part, containing St. Luke, con- " a lesser Bible for chapels and very 

sists of 341 pages. " small parishes." 

o See a note in Mr. Lea Wilson's 



I 



1587.] THE BIBLE. 47 

King's Library ; Sion Coll. ; Bristol ; Canterbury Cath. ; 
Duke of Sussex ; Earl Spencer ; Earl of Bridgewater. fol. 

Bible, Genevan ; London, by Chr. Barker. — Lea Wilson. 4**. 

EccLESiASTEs ; with the commentary of John Serranus, trans- 
lated by J. Stock wood ; London, by John "Windet, for John 
Harrison. — All SouU College ; Lea Wilson. 12". 

Solomon's Song ; with an exposition, by T. W. (Wilcocke ;) 
London, by Tho. Man. — Mr. Herbert. 8". 

The Acts of the Apostles ; with Calvin's Commentary, trans- 
lated by C. Fetherstone ; London, by Tho Dawson. — Mr. 
Herbert. 4«. 

1586. 

Bible, Genevan ; London, by C. Barker. — Exeter College ; 
Lea Wilson. 4*. 

The same ; London, by the same. — Duke of Sussex ; Lea 
Wilson. 80. 

New Test., L. Tomson's; London, by C. Barker. — Lea 
Wilson. 120. 

The Book of Ruth ; (Genevan version,) expounded by L. 
Lavaterus, translated by Ephraim Paget ; London, by R. 
Waldegrave. — Bodleian ; Brasen Nose College. 12**. 

The Prophet Haggai ; with the Commentary of Grynseus, 
translated by C. Fetherstone ; London, by John Wolfe, for 
J. Harrison. — Bp. Daly, (the Harleian copy;) Mr. Herbert. 8°. 

Solomon's Song ; translated into English verse, with anno- 
tations, by Robert Fletcher; London, by T. Chard. — See 
Herbert, ^.Um. 12". 

Solomon's Sermon of Man's Chiefe Felicitie ; called in the 
Hebrew Koheleth, in Greke and Latin Ecclesiastes ; with 
a paraphrase (of A. Corranus,) translated by T. Pie; Oxford, 
by Joseph Barnes. — Dr. Bliss ; Dr. Cotton ; Mr. Herbert. 16". 

1587. 
Bible, Genevan ; London, by Chr. Barker. — Mr. Herbert ; 

Armagh Library ; Lea Wilson. 4". 

The Pretious Pearles of King Solomon; ["The Golden 

Chaine;"] by Thomas Rogers; London, by H. Middleton. — 

Trinity Coll. Dublin ; Lea Wilson. 18«. 

The Song of Solomon ; in metre, translated from the Hebrew ; 

with a comment, by Dudley FennerP ; Middelburg, by R. 

P In his preface, Dudley Fenner de- a faithful than an elegant version ; and 
Clares that his object was rather to give announces his intention of publishing 



48 EDITIONS OF [1587 

Schilders. — British Museum ; Bodleian; St. Paul's; Publ. 

Libr. Cambridge ; Trinity Coll. Dublin ; Duke of Sussex ; 

Dr. Bliss ; Lea Wilson. S". 

The Lamentations of Jeremiah ; in prose and metre ; with apt 

notes, and the annotations of Tremellius, translated by C. 

Fetherstone ; London, by John Wolfe. — (See Herbert, p. 

117S ;) Publ. Libr. Cambridge. 12°. 

The Lamentations ; lamentably paraphrased by Daniel Tou- 

sain, and translated by T. Stock er, gent. ; London, for H. 

Bate.— See Herbert, p. 1353. 24°. 

The first three Chapters of the Canticles ; with Beza's Ser- 
mons on them, translated by John Harmar ; Oxford, by 

Joseph Barnes. — Trinity Coll. Dublin. 4®. 

The Epistle to the Galatians ; with an exposition by John 

Prime; Oxford, by Joseph Barnes q. — York Cathedral; 

Trin. Coll. Dublin. S^. 

1588 

Bible, the Bishops'; London, by the deputies of Chr. Barker. — 
Duke of Sussex ; Lea Wilson, (large paper.) fol. 

Bible, Genevan; London, by Chr. Barker. —iltfr. Herbert; 
Lea Wilson. 4°. 

Revelation, chapter xx. verses 7, 8, 9, 10. with an exposition 
by King James VI."^; Edinburgh, by Henrie Charteris. — 
See Herbert, p. 1506; Thoresby's Ducatus Leodiensis, p. 
508 ; and Lewis* History of English Bibles, p. 296. 4°. 

A view of the marginal notes of the Popish [Rhemish] Tes- 
tament, &c. (containing portions of the text;) by George 
Wither ; London, by E. Bollifant, for T. Woodcock ; pp. 
316. — Mr. Douce. 4°. 

1589. 

Bible, Genevan ; London, by the deputies of Chr. Barker. — 
Brasen Nose College ; St. PauVs ; Bristol ; Duke of Sussex ; 
Lea Wilson. 4°. 

similar translations of the PsaZww, the tory, 3 leaves; the Text, p. 1-317, 

Lamentations of Jeremiah, and other reverse blank ; no index, 
poetical parts of the Old Testament, 'This exposition is under the title 

provided this work, which he " gives of " Ane fruitful meditation, conteining 

" as a taste," be favorably received. " ane plaine and facill exposicioun," 

I have not learned how far these in- &c. Both the text and the exposition 

tentions have been carried into effect. are in the Scottish dialect. Herbert 

The version of Solomon's Song tells us, that the work was printed in 

reached a second edition in 1594. French, at Rochelle, in 1589. 

^ It contains Title, Epistle dedica- 



—1590] THE BIBLE. 49 

New Test. ; Rhemists' and the Bishops'* ; with annotations, 
published by W. Fulke, D.D. ; London, by the deputies of 
Chr. Barker ^ — Christ Church ; Bristol ; Gloucester Cathe- 
dral; Westminster Abbey ; Emmanuel College; Cashel Dioc. 
Library ; Duke of Sussex. foL 

New Test., L. Tomson's ; London, by the deputies of Chr. 
Barker. — Lambeth; Mr. Douce. 12°. 

♦New Test., Genevan; Cambridge; by John Legate, no date*. 
—Lea Wilson. U\ 

1 Chronicles, chapter xv. verses 25, 26, 27, 29 ; with an ex- 
position by King James "VI. ; Edinburgh, by H. Charteris. — 
Mr. Herbert. 4p. 

The Proverbs of Solomon ; with an exposition by T. W. 
(Wilcocke;) London, by T. Orwin. — Lambeth. 4f*. 

Reveijltion, chapter xx. ver. 25-29 ; with an exposition by 
King James VI., [as above, in 1588;] London, by V. S., 
for John Harrison the younger. — Publ. Libr. Cambridge. 12*'. 

1590. 

Bible, Genevan ; London, by the deputies of C. Barker. — 
British Museum ; Dr. Coombe ; Mr. Bindley ^ (on yellow 
paper.) 4!<'. 

New Test., Genevan; (from List No. i.) 8**. 

Fourteen Psalms, from the Old and New Testament ; para- 
phrastically explained, from the Latin of Beza, by A. 

»■ The full title is thus, " The text of " of the ancient fathers. By William 

" the New Testament of Jesus Christ, " Fulke, doctor in divinitie. Imprinted 

** translated out of the vulgar Latine by " at London by the deputies of Chris- 

" the papists of the traiterous seminarie " topher Barker, printer to the Queene's 

** at Rhemes, with arguments of books, " most excellent majestie. Anno. 1589." 
" chapters, and annotations, pretending The two translations are in parallel 

" to discover the corruptions of divers columns : the annotations and confu- 

" translations, and to cleare the contro- tation of them are subjoined to each 

" versies of these dayes. Thereunto is chapter. For subsequent editions, see 

" added the translation out of the origi- the years 1 601, 161 7, and 1633. 
** nal Greeke, commonly used in the » Mr. Lea Wilson calls this size 48°. 

" Church of England, with aconfutation The page measures 2 inches 6 loths., 

" of all such arguments, glosses, and by i inch 4 loths. There is no prefa- 

** annotations, as containe manifest im- tory matter, but the text immediately 

** pietie, of heresie, treason and slander, follows the title, a 2 to t t 8 in eights. 

" against the Catholike Church of God, There are no contents of chapters, nor 

" and the true teachers thereof, or the marginal references. The text is in 

" translations used in the Church of Roman letter j the running titles and 

" England; both by auctoritie of the heads of chapters in Roman capitals. 
" Holy Scriptures, and by the testimonie 



50 EDITIONS OF [1591 

Gilbie ; London, by R. Yardley and P. Short.— Bodleian ; 
Mr. Herbert. 24o. 

1591. 

Bible, the Bishops' ; London, by the deputies of Christopher 
Barker. — Sion College ; Mr. Herbert. fol. 

Bible, Genevan ; Cambridge, by John Legate, printer to the 
University f. — Lea Wilson. 8°. 

New Test. ; London, by the deputies of Chr. Barker. — 
Museum. 32o. 

The third part of the Bible ; London, by the deputies of Chr. 
Barker.— See Hei'bert, p. 1085. 16°. 

The Epistle of St. James ; with an exposition by R. Turn- 
bull; London, by JohnWindet. — St. PauVs ; Lea Wilson. 12<». 

The Harmonie of the Church ; (being the Songs of the Old 
Testament in metre,) by Michael Drayton ; London, by 
Richard Jhones. — King's Library. 4°. 

The Epistle of St. Jude; with an exposition by Richard 
Turnbullj London, by John Windet. — Lea Wilson. 12^. 

1592. 

Bible, Genevan; London, by the deputies of C. Barker. — 
Trinity Coll. Dublin; Lea Wilson. fol. 

The same ; London, by the same. — Duke of Sussex. 4". 

The Proverbs of Salomon; with a commentary by P. M.; 
London, by Richard Field. — Lea Wilson. 12'\ 

The Epistles of St. James, and of St. Jude, with an expo- 
sition, and iv sermons upon Psalm 15th, by Richard Turn- 
bull ; London, by John Windet. — Mr. Herbert ; Lea 
Wilson. 8". 

Apocalypsis ; the Revelation, (Genevan translation,) with a 
commentarie by Fr. Junius, and the notes of Beza and 
others ; London, by R. Field. — Bodleian. 12o. 

1593. 

Bible, Genevan; London, by the deputies of C. Barker. — 
Lea Wilson. N. B. The folio edition of this year, doubt- 
ingly inserted in the former list, is really a Latin JBible. 8°. 

t Mr. Wilson observes (Catalogue, ♦* which is the earliest Bible at present 
p. 88.), " I have never seen or heard of " known printed at Cambridge." 
" another copy of this beautiful edition, 



— 1594] I'lJK HIBLK, 51 

New Test., by L. Tomson ; London, by the deputies of 
C. Barker. (I have seen it, H. C.) 4^ 

New Test., London, by R. Barker. (List, No. 1.) 24^. 

The Lamentations of Jeremiah ; literally translated, with a 
paraphrase and commentary, (by John IMallV) London, 
by Joan Orwin. (See Herbert, p. 1260.)— Bodieian. 24*. 

Fruitful Lessons upon the Passion, Burial, Resurrection, 
Ascension, and of the sending of the Holy Ghost ; ga- 
thered out of the foure Evangelists ; with a plaine exposi- 
tion of the same, by Miles Coverdale ; London, by Tho- 
mas Scarlett". — Bodleian; Rectorial Library at Milden, 
Suffolk. 40, 

The Revelation of St. John, (Genevan translation ;) with a 
paraphrase, &c. by John Napeir, Lord of Marchistoun ^, 
&c. Edinburgh, by Robt. Waldegrave. — Museum; Bod- 
leian; Publ. Libr. Cambridge; Lea Wilson. 8". 

1594. 

Bible, Genevan; London, by the deputies of C. Barker. — 
Mr. Herbert ; I^ea Wilson. 4**. 

New Test., London, by the deputies of C. Barker. — Brasen 
Nose College. 4**. 

The twelve minor Prophets ; with the commentary of Da- 
nseus, translated by John Stockwood, minister; Cam- 
bridge, by Jo. Legate)'. — Mr. Herbert. 4°. 

The book of Job, expounded by The. Beza; Ctirabridge, by 
Jo. Legate 2; no date. — Mr » Herbert ; Lealflison. 8'\ 

" This piece contains portions of the " in the Latin coppie almost innumer- 

text of the New Testament. It has been " able." On reverse of the title is the 

reprinted by theParker Society, in "Co- Ordre of the Prophets; a Dedication 

verdale's Remains," in 1846. Tanner, to the Earl and Countess of Hunting- 

in his " Bibliotheca," mentions an edi- don ; an Address to the reader ; to his 

tion (or two?) printed at Marpurg in friend Mr. Antony Bacon; a table of 

1540 and 1547. I have not met with the chiefs figures of rhetoricke used in 

any copy of either of those old edi- this treatise; Text, 1136 pages; fol- 

tions. lowed by a Table. 

* This work obtained considerable * Title, in a compartment bearing 

celebrity in its day. It was translated the queen's arms, &c. Beza's dedica- 

into French by George Thompson, a tion, "To the most mightie and gra- 

Scotchman ; whose version was pub- ** tious Princesse EUzabeth, Queene of 

lished at Rochelle in 1603. ** England, Fraunce, Ireland, and the 

y This title states, that " the text of " Hands neere adjoyning, nourcing 

" the Prophets is faithfully supplied by " mother to the French, Duch, and 

" the translator, and purged of faultes " Italians, exiles for the profession of 

h2 



52 EDITIONS OF [1594 

EccLEsiASTES ; with a paraphrase, by The. Beza ; Cambridge, 
by Jo. Legate^ ; no date. — Mr. Herbert ; Lea Wilson. 8°. 

SoLOMON^s Song ; in metre, with notes, by Dudley Tenner ; 
Middelburg, by R. Schilders^. — Trinity College Dublin; 
Glasgow Univ. 8^. 

The HoLiE History of our Lord and Savyour Jesus Chrtste, 
&c. gathered into English meeter; London, by R. Field. 
(See Ritson^s Bibliographia Poetica.) 8°. 

St. Paul's two Epistles to the Thessalonians ; with an ex- 
position by bishop Jewell; London, for Ralfe Neuburie. — 
Ihike of Sussex. 12°. 

The Revelation of St. John ; with a paraphrase by John 
Napeir, &c. [as last year] ; London, by J. Norton. — 
Bodleian; Cashel. 4°. 

1595. 

Bible, the Bishops', (except the Psalms, which are according 
to Cranmer's Bible;) London, by the deputies of Chr. 
Barker. — British Museum, (on large paper;) Public Library 
Cambridge ; Lambeth ; St. John's Coll. Oaf. ; Lea Wilson, fol. 

Bible, Genevan; London, by the deputies of C. Barker. — 
Lambeth; Ball. Coll.; Waterford Cath. ; Lea Wihon. fol. 

Bible, Genevan; London, by the deputies of C. Barker. — 
Brasen Nose College ; Lea Wilson. 4P. 

New Test. — The late Granville Sharp, esq. (See Herbert, 
p. 1804. I think there must be some mistake as to the date.) 8°. 

The Life and Death of Joseph ; in metre, compiled by "Wil- 
liam Hunnis; London, by P. S. forWm. Jaggard. — Earl 
of Pembroke. 24^. 

1596. 

Bible ; London, by the deputies of Chr. Barker. — St. Paul's ; 

Baptist Museum, Bristol. 4P. 

The Bible ; by the same. (/ have seen it, H. C.) 8". 

New Test., Beza's, by L.Tomson; Geneva. (From List, N^. 1 .) fol. 
New Test., Beza's ; translated by L. Tomson ; London, by 

the deputies of Chr. Barker. — Bodleian; Lambeth; St. 

Paul's ; Bristol^; Mr. Herbert; Lea Wilson. 4*^. 

\ 

** Christ, and the victorious deferidresse a This volume contains sign. D in 

" of the whole true Christian religion ;" eights. 

concluding with complimentary verses, ^ [Reprinted from the edition of 

in Latin and Enghsh ; a preface. The 1587 ; which see above.] 

whole contains sign. Aa 2 in eights. ^ The Bristol copy is extremely fine. 



—1597] 'TH^ BIBLE. 58 

New Test., the Bishops*; Londou, by the deputies of Chr. 
Barker. — Duke of Sussex. 1 2°. 

Job, chapters i. and ii. ; with an exposition by Henry Hol- 
land ; London. See Thoresby's Ducatus Leodiensis, p. 508. 4P. 

Daniel, his Chaldi visions and his Ebrew; both translated 
after the original: (by Hugh Broughton;) London, by 
Richard Field for Wm. Young. — Bodleian; Trinity Coll.; 
New Coll. ; C. C. Coll. Oxf. ; Mr. Herbert ; Duke of Sussex. 4<». 

Solomon's Song ; in viii. eclogues, by J. M. (Jervase Mark- 
ham d ;) London, by James Roberts, for M. Lowndes. — 
Bodleian, [Malone.) 16®. 

The Proverbs of Solomon ; with a commentary, second time 
perused and much enlarged: whereunto is added an ex- 
position of a few choice Proverbs here and there in Scrip- 
ture «; London, by R. Robinson, for R. Dexter. — Mr. 
Herbert. 8o. 

Ruth j with an exposition by Edw. Topsell ; London, by John 
Windet. — Brasen Nose College. 12°. 

The Apocalypse ; Genevan version ; with an exposition, trans- 
lated from the French of Fr. du Jon, (i. e. Franciscus 
Junius,) byT.B.; Cambridge, by Jo. Legat f. — Publ.Libr. 
Cambridge ; Trin. Coll. Dublin ; Derry Dioc. Library ; Mr. 
Herbert; Lea Wilson. 4°, 

Revelation; with an exposition, by G. Gyffarde; London, by 
Thomas Man and Toby Cooke. — Pembroke College. 4°. 

A Briefe of the Bible; drawn into English poesy, and 
illustrated, by apt annotations, by Henoch Clapham; 
Edinburgh, by Robert Walde-grave. (pp. 237.) — Lea 
Wilson. 18°. 

1597. 

Bible, Genevan; London, by the deputies of Chr. Barker. — 
British Museum; All Souls College; Lincoln Cathedral; 
Duke of Sussex ; Lea Wilson. fol. 

^ See Warton's History of English verbs of Solomon, 483 pages, and a 

Poetry, vol. iii. p. 318. The full title table; other Proverbs of Scripture, 

of this rare piece is, "The Poem of 18 pages : "The author to the reader," 

" Poems : or, Sion's Muse, contayn- in verse. 

" ing the divine Song of King Salo- f Contains Title : Dedication : ad- 

" mon, devided into eight Eclogues." dress to K. Henry IV. of France : 

It is dedicated to EUzabeth, daughter a briefe chronicle of the Apocalypse : 

of sir Philip Sidney. a folding sheet, with five analyticall 

e Contains Title : Dedication : Pro- tables : the Text, 286 pages. 



54 EDITIONS OF [1597- 

The same ; by the same. — Lea Wilson. 4". 

Bible ; London, by Richard Field. (List, N". i .) fol. 

New Test., Beza's, by L. Tomson ; London, by the deputies 

of Chr. Barker. — Pembroke College. 4p. 

New Test., Laurence Tomson's ; London, by the deputies of 

C. Barker. — Lea Wilson. 12°. 

Ecclesiastes, compendiously abridged, and also paraphrast- 

ically dilated in English poesie, by H. L. [Lok]?; London, 

by R. Field. — Bodleian ; Earl of Bridgewater ; Mr. Jolly ; 

Mr. Bindley. 40. 

The Wisdom of Solomon, paraphrased in verse by Tho. 

Middleton^i; London, by Valentine Sims. — See Herbert , 

p. 810 ; Bodleian ; (Malone's.) 4°. 

Daniel, his Chaldie Visions, &c., [as in 1596] j by Hugh 

Broughtoni; London, by Gabriel Simson. — Bodleian; 

Marshes Library; Lea Wilson. 4®. 

1598. 

Bible, the Bishops'; by the deputies of C. Barker. (From List, 
N°. I. Harleian Cat. N°. 184). fol. 

Bible, Genevan ; London, by the deputies of Chr. Barker. — 
Pembroke Coll. ; Lea Wilson. 4p, 

New Test. ; London, by John Windet, for the assignes of 
Richard Day. — Sir John Hawkins. 24°. 

New Test., Genevan ; London, by the deputies of Chr. Barker. 
— Mr. Geo. Offor. 4°. 

The same, (in Roman letter) ; by the same. — Mr. Offor. 4°. 

The same ; by the same. — Mr. Offor. 8". 

The Third part of the Bible, (Job, &c.) ; London, by the de- 
puties of Christopher Barker. — Lea Wilson. \Q^, 

1599. 

Bible, Genevan ^ ; London, by the deputies of Chr. Barker. 
— Bodleian ; Lambeth ; Earl Spencer, ^c. ^c. 4^. 

s This is a volume of extreme rarity. in, as the printer had done him great 

See a specimen and collation in the injury. [Lewis.] And at the end of 

Appendix. his version of Daniel, printed at Ha- 

^ This piece by Middleton is ex- naw in 1 607, he says ; " One forced 

tremely rare. See an account of it, " me to request the kinges privilege, 

with a specimen, in the Appendix. " printing my book against my will. 

i In 1597 Broughton petitioned the " And I hope his M. will not deny so 

archbishop of Canterbury that " a cor- " much to any subject. In the meane 

ruption," [pirated edition ?] of his " time the stationers will doe justice." 
commentary on Daniel might be called ^ Mr. Lea Wilson has discovered 



— i6oi.] THE BIBLE. 55 

Bible, Genevan ; no place ; no name ; no date. (Quaere Dort, 
\600?)—Rev, Dr. Bliss; Lea Wilson. 49. 

Bible, Genevan; with notes by Beza, on the New Testament; 
London, by the deputies of Chr. Barker. (From List, 
N°. I.) 8". 

New Test. ; London, by the deputies of Chr. Barker. — Duke 
of Sussex ; Earl Spencer ; Mr, Herbert. 4°. 

New Test, in English and eleven other languages, pubHshed 
by Elias Hutter^; Nuremberg. — Bodleian; Sion Coll.; 
Brasen Nose Coll.; Trinity Coll. Oxf.; Pembroke Coll. fol. 

Harmony of the Four Evangelists, upon the death, resur- 
rection, and ascension of Jesus Christ ; with a commentary 
on the Gospel of St. John ; by Robert Rollock ; Geneva. 
—See Herbert, p. 1 738. 8«». 

1600. 
Bible, Genevan ; London, by Robert Barker. — Lea Wilson. 4r. 
New Test., with notes in the margin ; London, by Richard 

Watkins "• . —Mr. Herbert. 4o. 

New" Tb:sT., Rhemish ; Antwerp, by Daniel Veruliet. — Bod- 
leian ; Lambeth ; Christ Church, Oxford ; New Coll. ; Publ. 

Libr. Cambridge; Trinity Coll. Cambr.; Emmanttel Coll.; 

St. John's Coll. Cambr.; Canterbury Cath. ; Bible Society ; 

Wells Cath.; Salisbury Cath.; Duke of Sussex ; Bp.Daly; 

Mr. Herbert; Mr. Douce; Lea Wilson. 4°. 

Jonah ; with an exposition, by J. Abbott, S. T. P. ; London, 

by R. Field. — Bodleian; Lambeth. 4°. 

1601. 
Bible, Genevan; London, by Robt. Barker.— Z,e« Wilson. 4". 

that there are at least six different im- Mark) printed this same year, in 40. 

pressions of the Bible, of the same ver- a copy of which is in the British 

sion, date, and printers. He possessed Museum. 

all of them; and in his Catalogue, ™ Title, in red and black, "The 

p. 90, has given marks of distinction Newe Testament of our Saviour Jesus 

for each one. He there states that he Christ. Diligently overseene, and 

had seen another Bible, professing to faithfully translated out of the Greeke. 

be by Barker's deputies in 1599 — the ITie Pearle, &c., (2 verses.)" An al- 

colophon of which declared it to be raanac, in black and red, beginninjr 

really printed at Amsterdam, by Cra- 1565. There are notes in the margin, 

foorth, in 1633. — I have never seen this edition : but 

1 The English is the Genevan ver- conceive that Herbert has assigned far 

sion. There is also an edition (at least too low a date for it. 
of the Gospels of St. Matthew and St. 



56 EDITIONS OF [1601 — 

The same ; by the same. — Lea Wilson. S*'. 

The same ; Dort, by Abraham Canin, at the expenses of An- 
dro Hart, and the heires of Henry Chartoris, booksellers 
in Edinburgh ". 16°. 

New Test., the Bishops' and Rhemish versions ; published 
with annotations, by Will. Fulke, D.D. The second edi- 
tion, enlarged ; London, by Robert Barker [some copies 
have Londini, impensis G. B.] — Bodleian ; Lincoln Coll. ; 
Worcester Coll. ; Queen's Coll. Oxford ; Bristol ; Trinity 
Coll. Dublin; Bible Society; Emmanuel Coll.; Marsh's 
Library ; Duke of Sussex ; Earl Spencer. fol. 

1602. 

Bible, the Bishops' ; London, by Robt. Barker. — Bodleian^ ; 
Christ Church; Publ. Libr. Cambridge; Bible Society; 
Trinity Coll. Oxf. ; Worcester Coll.; Queen's Coll. ; Duke of 
Sussex; Mr. Herbert ; Lea Wilson. fol. 

Bible, Genevan ; London, by Robt. Barker. — Bodleian ; 
Exeter Coll. ; York Cath.; Lea Wilson, (large paper). fol. 

New Test. ; London, by the deputies of Chr. Barker. — Bible 
Society. 4°. 

New Test., L. Tomson's ; London, by Robt. Barker. — Lea 
Wilson. 8°. 

The Song of Songs, penned by the Holy Ghost his canonical 
Scribe Salomon, (the Genevan version) ; the first part ex- 
poimded and applied by Henoch Clapham; London, by 
Valentine Simmes. — Publ. Libr. Cambridge ; Dr. Cotton. 16°. 

KING JAMES I. 

1603. 

Bible, Genevan ; London, by Robt. Barker. — Lea Wilson. 4°. 
The same; with Tomson's New Test., by the same. — Lea 

Wilson. 4°. 
Bible, Genevan ; London, by Robt. Barker. — Dr. Coombe ; 

Lea Wilson. 8°. 

New Test. ; London, by Simon Stafford. (List, N°. i .) 4°. 

n See Le Long's Bibliotkeca Sacra, edition, 
and Dr. Lee's Memorial for the Bible o The Bodleian copy contains MS. 

Societies of Scotland. The Scottish corrections for the new translation de- 

metrical Psalms are appended to this signed by king James. 



1607] THE BIBLE. 57 

New Test., L. Tomson's ; Dort, by Isaac Canin. — Duke of 
Sussex; Lea Wilson. 12o. 

The Epistle to the Galatians; with a commentary by M. 
Luther; London, by R. Field.— TWwi/y Coll. Dublin. 4'>. 

A Briefe of the Bible's Histories, (in verse) ; by Henoch 
Clapham ; London, for I. N. — Lea Wilson. 18**. 

1605. 

Bible, Genevan ; London, by Robt. Barker. — Lea Wilson. 4o. 
New Test., &c., (Tyndale's, as printed by R. Jugge) ; with 

notes ; London, by the assignes of Robt. Barker. — St. 

PauVs. 12". 

EccLESiASTEs ; translated and paraphrased, by Hugh Brough- 

ton. No place ; no name p. — Bodleian ; New Coll. ; Trin. 

Coll. Dublin; Marsh's Library. 4°. 

The Epistle to the Hebrews; with Calvin's commentary, 

translated by Clement Cotton ; London. 4°. 

1606. 

Bible, the Bishops' ; London, by Robert Barker. — Duke of 
Sussex. fol. 

Bible, Genevan ; London, by the same. — Duke of Sussex. fol. 

Bible, Genevan and Tomson's ; London, by Robert Barker. 
— Lea Wilson. 4<*. 

Bible, Genevan; London, by the same. — Bodleian; Bible 
Society ; Lea Wilson. 4°. 

The same ; by the same. — Lea Wilson. 8°. 

The Lamentations of Jeremiah ; translated by Hugh 
Broughton ; with explications from other Scriptures. 
No name, place, nor printer. — Trinity Coll. Dublin; Lea 
Wilson. 4P. 

1607. 

Bible, Genevan and Tomson's; by R. Barker. — York Cathe- 
dral ; Bible Society; Oriel College; ,Sion College; Em- 
manuel College; Earl Spencer; Marsh's Library; Lismore 
Dioc. Library ; Lea Wilson. fol. 

Bible, Genevan ; London, by Robt. Barker. — Bible Society ; 
Dr. Ducarel ; Lea Wilson ; Mr. Offor, (a different impres- 
sion.) 40. 

P Mr. Wilson had two distinct editions of the same date. 



68 EDITIONS OF [1607- 

BiBLE, Genevan ; London, by R. Barker. — Balliol College. 80. 
Daniel ; with an explication, by Hugh Broughton ; Hanaw, 

by Daniel Aubriq. — Museum; Bodleian; Marsh' s Library ; 

Trin. Coll. Dublin. 4°. 

1608. 

Bible, Genevan; London, by R. Barker. — Bible Society; 
Balliol College; Bristol. 4°. 

The same ; with Tomson's New Test. ; London, by the same. 
— Lea Wilson. 4p. 

The same ; by the same. — Lea Wilson. 80. 

New Test., the Bishops' ; London, by R. Barker (from the 
List, No. 1.) 8°. 

New Test., Genevan ; London, by R. Barker. — Dr. Lee. 12°. 

The Lamentations of Jeremy ; translated, with an explica- 
tion, by Hugh Broughton ; no place, no name. — British 
Museum ; Bodleian ; Mr. Herbert ; Lea Wilson. 4P. 

The Lamentations of Jeremy; with a commentary; Lon- 
don, by T. C. for Thomas Man.— -TVm. Coll. Dublin. 4°. 

A briefe of the Bible's Historie (in verse), by Henoch Clap- 
ham; third edition, enlarged; London, by R. B. for N. 
Butter. — Lea Wilson. 18°. 

1609. 

Bible, Genevan and Tomson's ; London, by R. Barker. — Lea 
Wilson. 4°. 

The Old Testament, translated from the Latin Vulgate, by 
the Roman Catholic College of Douay ; 2 vols. Douay, by 
L. Kellam''. — British Museum ; Bodleian; Lambeth; Publ. 
Libr. Cambridge; Salisbury Cathedral; Wells Cathedral; 
Bible Society ; Marsh's Library ; All Souls College ; Em- 
manuel College ; Trin. Coll. Cambridge ; Trin. Coll. Dublin; 
Duke of Sussex ; Bp.Daly; Mr. Herbert; Lea Wilson. 4P. 

New Test., Genevan; London, by R. Barker^ — Earl of 
Bridgewater; Mr. Herbert. 4°. 

Isaiah ; with Calvin's commentary, translated by CI. Cotton ; 

1 Daniel and David Aubri were second volume is dated 16 10. Laurence 

booksellers established at Frankfort. Kellam, the printer, had formerly car- 

They often had books printed for them ried on his business at Louvain, in 

at Heidelberg and other places. 1598, &c. 

r This is the first edition of the ^ xhe date at the end is 1610. 
Roman Cathohc EngUsh Bible. The 



i6ii.] THE BIBLE. 59 

London, by Felix Kyngston. — Sion College; Pembroke 
College. fol. 

Salomon's Divine Arts, &c. drawne into method, out of his 
Proverbs and Ecclesiastes ; with an open and plaine 
Paraphrase upon the Song of Songs; by Joseph Hall; 
London, by H. L. for E. Edgar, and S. Masham.— i/ea 
Wilson. 12». 

1610. 

Bible, Genevan; Edinburgh, by Andro Hart, and Hart's 
successor ^—QM6?e/i'5 Coll. Oxf.; Lea Wilson; Mr. Charles 
Roger, and Mr. David Mc Leish, both of Dundee. fol. 

Bible, Genevan and Tomson's; London, by R. Barker. — 
King's Library ; Duke of Smsex ; Earl of Bridgewater ; 
Lea Wilson. fol. 

Bible, Genevan and Tomson's ; 2 vols. London, by R. Barker. 
— All Souls College ; Duke of Sussex ; Lea Wilson. 4°. 

The same ; by the same. — Lea Wilson. 8**. 

New Test., Genevan, by Laurence Tomson ; London, by R. 
Barker. — British Museum. 8°. 

The same; by the same. — Lea Wilson. 12**. 

Job ; a metrical version, with an explication, by Hugh Brough- 
ton ; no place, no name. — British Museum; Bodleian; 
Trinity Coll. Dublin. 4°. 

The Gospel of St. John ; with Calvin's commentary, trans- 
lated by C. Fetherstone; London. — British Museum. 4°. 

A Revelation of the Apocalypse; by Hugh Broughton". — 
Bodleian; Trinity Coll. Dublin; Lea Wilson. 4°. 

A Harmony of the Evangelists ; with Calvin's commentary, 
translated by Ephraim Paget ; London. 4°. 

1611. 
Bible, Genevan and Tomson's ; London, by R. Barker. — 
Bodleian ; Sion College ; Lambeth ; All Souls College ; 

* This edition was j^reatly admired vision; and the notes vary consider- 
for its correctness ; and for many years ably from those printed in Arbiithnot's 
was regarded as a sort of standard; edition. [Dr. Lee]. This was the se- 
as may be seen in the Amsterdam cond Bible printed in Scotland. 
Enghsh Bibles of 1640 and 1644. The " This work contains Broughton's 
Old Testament version agrees with translation of some parts of the Apo- 
that of Arbuthnot's edition of 1579: calypse. Mr. Wilson had two distinct 
the New Testament is Tomson's re- editions of this year. 

i2 



60 



EDITIONS OF 



[1611 — 



Trin. Coll. Cambridge ; Bible Society ; Salisbury Cathedral ; 

Cashel; Lea Wilson. fol. 

Bible, Genevan ; London, by R. Barker. — British Museum ; 

Lambeth ; Duke of Sussex ; Lea Wilson. 4P. 

Bible, Royal translation ^^ ; London, by R. Barker. — British 

Museum; Bodleian; Lambeth; Exeter College ; Wadham 

Coll.; C. C. Coll. Oxford; New College; Trin. Coll. Dublin; 

Emmanuel College; Hereford Cathedral; Bible Society; 

Earl Spencer ; Bp. Daly ; Lea Wilson. fol. 



'f This is the first edition of the 
translation published by king James's 
authority, usually called " the Author- 
ized Version." A full account of its 
preparation and execution may be seen 
in Lewis's History. The engraved 
title or frontispiece to this volume has 
been much admired. It is not often 
found in good condition. And it has 
sometimes been transferred from the 
real edition of 161 1 (which has a se- 
cond title, in letter -press) and prefixed 
to copies of the later editions of 1613 
and 1 61 7, in order to pass those oflf 
as the genuine first edition. Mr. Lea 
Wilson took singular pains to investi- 
gate the minute diflferences between 
five folio editions, of 161 1, 1613, 1617, 
1634, and 1640: and has stated them 
at length in his admirable Catalogue, 
p. 97, &c. It has been asserted, by 
Beloe and other writers, that there 
were two folio editions in the year 
161 1 ; and two copies in the British 
Museum were appealed to, in support 
of the assertion : but, though there 
certainly are two diflferent Bibles in 
that collection, bearing the date of 
161 1 on their title-pages, there is little 
doubt that one of those titles has been 
borrowed, and affixed to a later edition. 
Still, I cannot but believe that two 
editions were actually issued in 161 1; 
and to this conclusion I am led by the 
following facts. Dr. Daly, bishop of 
Cashel, possesses two Bibles, dated 
161 1 ; both which agree with Mr. Lea 
Wilson's tests of the real edition of 
that year, as contradistinguished from 



from those of 1613, 1617, &c. 
rently, these two copies agree perfectly 
with each other. But on close exa- 
mination it will be found, i. that the 
wood-cut initial letters are frequently 
different in the two : 2nd, that in Ge- 
nesis X. 16, one copy reads " the ^mo- 
ritej" and the other, "the Amorite.'* 
3rd, in the copy, which has the mis- 
print Emorite, Exodus xiv. 10. is thus 
printed : 

1 And when Pharaoh drew nigh, 

2 the children of Israel lift up their eyes, 

3 and behold the Egyptians marched af- 

4 ter them, and they were sore afraid : and 

5 the children of Israel lift up their eyes, 

6 and behold the Egyptians marched 

7 after them, and they were sore afraid : 

8 and the children of Israel cried out un- 

9 to the Lord. 

The verse occupies nine lines of 
text ; and the catchword at the bottom 
of the page is the word *' For," occur- 
ring in the middle of ver. 12. Where- 
as, in the other copy, the verse fills 
only six lines ; and the whole of ver. 
12 is included in that page. 

The bishop kindly pointed out to 
me these discrepancies. There was no 
appearance of a cancelled leaf: and I 
agree with his lordship's opinion, that 
the inaccurate copy is really the Jirst, 
as, undoubtedly, it is the rarer, edition. 
Trinity College Dubhn has a similar 
copy, but not quite perfect. 

N. B. From this period, no editions 
of the authorized version are here no- 
ticed; except for some peculiarity at- 
tached to any particular one, as its 
remarkable correctness, or incorrect- 
ness, beauty, casual rarity, or the like. 



—1613] THE BIBLE. 61 

New Test., Royal version; London, by Robert Barker. — 
Mr. Lea Wilson possessed the only known copy of this pocket 
edition of the first year. 12®. 

The Revelation ; with a paraphrase, by John Napeir ; Lon« 
don, for Tho. Norton. — Bodleian ; Lea Wilson. AP. 

The Revelation ; with an exposition, by Tho. Brightman x ; 
Amsterdam. 4*>. 

A Summary relation of the historical part of Holy Scrip- 
ture, in meeter, by Edmund Graile ; London. — Bodleian, 8°. 

1612. 
Bible ; London, by R. Barker. — Lambeth ; Earl of Bridge- 
water. 4*>. 

1613. 

Bible, Genevan ; Edinburgh, by Andr. Hart's successors. fol. 

The same ; London, by Robert Barker. — Lea Wilson. 4°. 
New Test., Genevan; London, by Robt. Barker. — Mr. 

Herbert. 4P. 

New Test., Genevan ; London, by R. Barker. — Bodleian. 8°. 
New Test., Beza's, by L. Tomson; by the same. — Lea 

Wilson. 24°. 
The Prophecy of Obadiah, by — Hinde. (See Repertorium 

Bibliographicum, p. 509.) 24°« 



y In a short treatise by John Des- " which they give to divers events 

payne, entitled " Shibboleth, or the " that are yet to come, is already ex- 

" reformation of severall places in " pired. 'fhese mistakes ought to 

" the translations of the French and " serve to disabuse the vulgar, who 

"of the English Bible," (12° 1655,) "oftentimes imagine that the concep- 

we find it noted that both Napeir's " tions of expositors are infallible pre- 

and Brightman's exposition of the " dictions. So divers men do to this 

Apocalypse had once enjoyed a consi- " day extoll Brightman, who hath also 

derable share of popularity, although " commented upon the Revelations, as 

in his (Despayne's) time it had begun " if that man had the spirit of pro- 

to pass away. At p. 66, he makes the " phecy ; Nevertheless, if we shall ob- 

following remarks : " Of certain books " serve the appUcations which he mak- 

" written on the Revelation, and be- " eth, especially at the beginning, we 

" leived to be propheticall. — The in- " shall find that he stragleth very 

" terpretations of Napeir on this last " much, if we will not take fancies for 

" book of the Bible have been a long " oracles." Brightman's exposition 

" time admired, but they have now was published in Latin, at Frankfort, 

" lost their reputation, for the term in 1609. 



62 EDITIONS OF [1614— 

1614. 

Bible, Genevan ; London, by R. Barker. — Museum; Mr. Her- 
bert; Lea Wilson. 4P. 

The Third part of the Bible, Job to Solomon's Song, Gene- 
van version ; with annotations ; London, by R. Barker. — 
Lea Wilson. 1 60. 

New Test., the Bishops'; London, by R. Barker. — Lea Wilson. 16°. 

1615. 
Bible, Genevan ; London, by R. Barker. — Mr. Herbert; Mr. 

Douce; Lea Wilson. 4**. 

The same ; with Tomson's New Test. ; by the same. — Lea 

Wilson. 4p. 

Solomon's Song; with an exposition; pubHshed by W. Gouge; 

London, by J. Beale. — Bodleian. 4". 

New Test., Beza's, by Tomson; London, by R. Barker. — 

Bodleian. 16°. 

New Test., the Bishops'; London, by the same. — Lea Wilson. 12°. 
The Revelation ; with an exposition by Thomas Brightman ; 

Amsterdam ; no printer's name. — Trinity Coll. Dublin. 4°. 

1616. 

Bible, Genevan and Tomson's ; London, by Robt. Barker. — 
Bodleian ; Exeter Coll. ; York Cathedral ; Bristol ; Duke of 
Sussex ; Lea Wilson. fol. 

New Test , Beza's, by L. Tomson; London, by R. Barker. — 
Bodleian ^; Mr. Herbert ; Lea Wilson. 8<*. 

Genesis ; Hterally translated by Henry Ainsworth ; with anno- 
tations ; no place, no name. — Trinity Coll. Dublin. 4P. 

Revelation, chap. xx. verses 7, 8, 9, 10; with an exposition, 
and a paraphrase on the whole book ; by King James 
VI. a; Jjondon, by Bill and Barker. — Bodleian. fol. 

The Revelation, by Thomas Brightman; the third edition 
corrected and amended, with supply of many things for- 
merly left out; Leyden, printed by John Classon van 
Dorpe. — Cashel Library. S". 

z The Bodleian copy has MS. cor- a Published in "The Works of King 

rections of the text " by Mr. H. Bro." James." 
raost probably Hugh Broughton. 



— i62o.] THE BIBLE. fl8 

1617. 
Bible, Genevan ; Amsterdam, according to the copy printed 
f at Edinburgh in 1610. — ^ri/isA 3/w*«/m. fol. 

New Test., Rhemish; published by W. Fulke, D.D. ; third 
edition ; London, for Thomas Adams. — Brasen Nose Coll.; 
Magdalene Coll. Oaf. ; Exeter Coll. ; Emmanuel Coll. ; Bible 
Society ; Salisbury Cathedral ; Lea Wilson. fol. 

r The same; London, for John Bill. — University College ; All 

Souls College ; Merton College. fol. 

New Test., the Bishops'; London, by Robt. Barker. — Lea 

Wilson. 12°. 

Exodus ; literally translated by Henry Ainsworth ; no place, 
no name. — Trinity Coll. Oxford. 4*. 

1618. 

New Test., Rhemes. — Baptist Museum, Bristol^. 8°. 

New Test., Rhemish ; with notes and a confutation by T. 
Cartwright ; no place, no name. — Bodleian ; Brasen Nose 
Coll.; Merton Coll.; Trinity Coll. Oxford; Trinity Coll. 
Dublin ; Marsh's Library ; Duke of Sussex ; Mr. Herbert, fol. 

New Test., the Bishops'; London, by Bonham Norton and 
John Bill, deputies and assignes of R. Barker. — Lea 
Wilson. 12°. 

Leviticus ; literally translated by H. Ainsworth ; no place, no 
name. — Trinity Coll. Oxford; Trinity Coll. Dublin. 4°. 

1619. 

New Test., the Bishops' c ; London, by Norton and Bill. — 
Duke of Sussex. 16**. 

Numbers and Deuteronomy ; literally translated by H. Ains- 
worth 'i; no place, no name. — Bodleian; Trinity Coll. 
Oxford. 4°. 

1620. 

The First Five Chapters of Jeremiah ; with Calvin's com- 
a's© cited in the List, N". i . But I been reprinted. This is the latest 

was unable to discover such an edition edition of the Bishops' version which 

in the Bristol Museum. H. C. I have met with. 

c At the end of the volume is R. ^ To this edition is added a version 

Barker's name, with the date 1617. of the Psalms, by the same. 

Possibly the title-page alone may have 



64 EDITIONS OF [1620- 

mentary, translated by CI. Cotton; Ijondon, by Felix 
Kyngston. —Bodleian ; Trinity Coll. Cambridge. 4**. 

1621. 

New Test., Rhemish ; with annotations ; Antwerp, by James 
Seldenslach e. — British Museum; Bodleian; Lambeth; Bible 
Society ; Bp. Daly ; Lea Wilson. 12°. 

Genesis; literally translated by H. Ainsworth; with annota- 
tions ; no place, nor printer^s name. 4p. 

Solomon's Song ; metaphrased in English heroics, by R. A. 
[Richard Argall ^ ] ; London, by W. Stansby — Bodleian ; 
Mr. Bindley. 4°. 

The Songs of the Old Testament, in English measures ; con- 
taining fourteen of those versions of Scripture, which after- 
wards were entitled " Hymns and Songs of the Church/' 
( S ee The British Bibliographer. ) 8°. & 1 2°. 

The Lamentations of Jeremiah ; literally translated from 
the Hebrew, by John Udall ; London, by the assigns of 
Joane Man and Benjamin Fisher?. — Bodleian. 4P, 

The Second Epistle of St. Paul to the Thessalonians ; with 
an exposition by Timothy Jackson ; London, by E. G., for 
T. Pavier. — Bodleian. 4°. 

1622. 

No edition. 

1623. 

" A true Christian's daily delight ;" being the summe of 
every chapter of the Old and New Testaments, set down 
alphabetically in verse, by Simon WasteU ; London, by G. 
Eld, and M. Flesher ^. — Bodleian ; Lea Wilson. 18°. 

The Hymns and Songs of the Church, comprehending such 
parcels of Holy Scripture as may properly be sung ; trans- 

« In this edition the annotations are title of " The Bride's ornaments/' with 

printed at the end of the text ; and are a funeral elegy : pp. 204, and four 

followed by " a Table for the Contro- leaves unnumbered. The book is rare, 
versies of these times." The preface e The last two figures of the date 

fills 21 pages ; the text ends at p. 285 : are defaced. 

the annotations at 349. The letter is ^ Collation : Title ; Dedication, 4 

small, and that of the annotations in- pages : Preface, 4 pages : Commendatory 

distinct and disagreeable to the eye. verses, 4 pages : Summe of years, i page : 

f The Song of Solomon occupies 14 Names of all the books of the Bible, i 

pages : but the volume contains also a page : Text, p. 1-196. The Old Man's 

large body of Divine Sonnets, under the A B C, i leaf. 



-1629] THE BIBLE. « 

lated and composed by G. W. (G«orge Wither ;) London, 

by the assignes of G. Wither. — Sion College. foL 

The same ; London, by the assignes of G. Wither'. — St. John's 

Coll. Oxford ; Earl of Charlemont. 1 2<». 

Solomon's Song ; in metre, by H. Ains worth ; no place, no 

name. — Lincoln College. 4fi. 

1624. 
" Job Militant ;" (the history of Job) in verse, by Francis 

Quarles ; London, by Felix Kingston. — Bodleian. 4>°. 

Proverbs, Solomon's Song, and the Epistle to the Romans, 

chap. viii. v. 18, to 23 ; Genevan version, with an exposition, 

by Tho. Wilcocke; London, by J. Haviland. — Bodleian. fol. 

KING CHARLES 1. 

1625, 1626. 

No edition. 

1627. 

The Pentateuch, Psalms, and Canticles ; literally translated 
by H. Ainsworth ; London, by J.Bellamie. — Christ Church 
Oxford ; Marsh's Library Dublin. fol. 

1628. 

EccLESiASTEs ; with an exposition by W. Pemble ; London, 
by H.H., for John Bartlet.-— 7Vi». Coll. Lublin; Earl of 
Bridgewater. 4<». 

New Test., authorized version; Edinburgh, by the heirs of 
AndroHart''. 

1629. 

Bible, authorized; Cambridge, by Thos. and John Buck'. — 
Bodleian ; Lea Wilson. fol. 

* Part i. contains metrical transla- first instance of King James* s version 

tions of many parts of the Old and being printed in Scotland. He also 

New Testament, lliis edition is print- notices, that the Calendar contains a 

ed in the Roman letter. ITiere is an- much smaller number of Holy days 

other of the same year, in black letter. than were inserted in the Calendar of 

Another, in 18°, with the tunes, the Church of England ; in this respect 

" printed for G. W." (Mr. Lea Wil- agreeing with the edition printed at 

son had it.) Another, without date, Dortini6oi. 

" printed by the assignes of G. W." i Mr. Wilson remarks, that " the 

Another, without any printer's name. " Text appears to have undergone a 

A copy of this last is at St. Paul's. " complete revision for this beautiful 

^ Dr. Lee, in his " Memorial for the " edition : the errors in the first and 

Bible Societies of Scotland," p. 82, ob- " intermediate editions are here cor- 

serves that this is believed to be the '• rected ; and considerable care appears 



66 EDITIONS OF [1629- 

The first nine chapters of Zacharia.h ; with an exposition, by 

Wm. Pemble ; London, by R.Young. — Bodleian; C. C. 

College, Oxf. ; Trinity Coll. Dublin. 4°. 

MicROBiBLioN, or the Bible's Epitome ; in verse, by Simon 

Wastell"^; London, for Robert Mylbourne. — Bodleian; 

Lea Wilson. 18°. 

1630. 

New Test., Rhemish ; Antwerp, by James Seldenslach. (From 
the List, No. i.) See Lewis, p. 295. 12°. 

1631. 
The History of Sampson ; paraphrased in verse by Francis 
Quarles ; London, for John Marriott. — Bodleian. 4°. 

1632. 

Bible, authorized ; London, by Barker and Lucas". 

EccLEsiASTES ; with an exposition by Wm. Pemble. — See 
Thoresby's Ducatus Leodiensis, p. 509. 4". 

*The Hymns and Songs of the Church, by G. "Wither; 
London, by the assignes of G. Wither. — Bodleian ; Duke 
of Sussex ; Mr. Douce. 16^ 

The Storie of Stories ; or The Life of Christ, according to 
the foure holie Evangelists ; with a harmonic of them, and 
a table of their chapters and verses ; collected by Johan 
Hiud°; London, by Miles Flesher. — Bodleian; Lea Wilson. 12°. 

" to have been exercised as to the words " Archbishop Laud caused a fair Greek 

*' printed in Itahcs, punctuation, &c. " character to be provided, for publish- 

" The title is engraved on copper." " ing such manuscripts as time andin- 

^ N.B. This is a diflferent work from " dustry would make ready for the pubhc 

that by the same author, noticed under " view." [Heylin.] 

the year 1623. Collation: Title; De- « Mr. Wilson was of opinion, that 

dication, 4 pages ; To the Christian the work was really printed at Amster- 

reader, 4 pages; Verses by G. Wither, dam; and that the author's name was 

I page; Names of the books &c., I page; Judd. [Quaere, whether it is not 

Text, p. 1-506 ; Eight pages of sun- Hind ?] " The arrangement (he says) 

dries, not numbered. " is excellent ; the present version of the 

^ This is pronounced by Mr. T. H. " Scriptures is made use of. The book 

Home to be the often-quoted edition, " is of very uncommon occurrence." 

in which the Seventh Commandment Collation : Title : on reverse, the Im- 

was printed, " Thou shalt commit adul- primatur : Dedication, 3 pages : To 

" tery." The impression, consisting of the Reader, 5 pages : i blank : Text, 

a thousand copies, was suppressed, p. 1-347 : reverse blank : A table «&c., 

and a heavy fine was imposed upon the 15 pages : i blank : Faultes, i page : 

printers. "With part of which fine reverse blank: Abridgement, or the 



i633 



THE BIBLE. 67 

1633. 

Bible, Genevan ; Amsterdam, for Thomas Crafoorth, by John 
Frederick StamP. 4*». 

Bible, authorized; Edinburgh, by the printers to the King's 
most excellent Majesties. — Earl Spencer ; Lea Wilson. 8*. 



Contents &c., 34 pages. The received 
Text is retained, except in the case of 
some connective particles. See an ac- 
count of the work in Savage's Librarian, 
i. p. 215, where a co^ty printed on vellum 
is noticed. 

P In the title-page this is said to be 
printed " according to the copy printed 
** at Edinburg, by Andrew Hart, in 
** 1 6 10." Dr. Lee observes, (Memorial, 
p. 113,) that it is "a very neat edition, 
** scarcely distinguishable from those 
" which were printed by the Deputies of 
*• Christopher Barker, about 1599, &c.*' 

Concerning the numerous Amsterdam 
editions, both with and without notes, 
which were imported into England and 
Scotland about this time, consult 
" Archbishop Laud's Life and Trou- 
" bles." 

q This volume is interesting as being 
theirs/ edition of the authorized ver- 
sion of the whole Bible, printed in Scot- 
land. Being executed in the year in 
which King Charles was crowned in 
that country, perhaps a copy of it may 
have been presented to his Majesty on 
the occasion. The title-page is en- 
graved ; and before it is an engraved 
frontispiece representing Adam and Eve 
in Paradise. After the title is a leaf, 
obverse blank ; on reverse, the Royal 
Arms of England and Scotland. De- 
dication ; Text. The leaves are not 
numbered. Respecting this edition. 
Dr. Lee presents us with the following 
interesting remarks. " The first edition 
" of any part of the Scriptures, (accord- 
** ing to the last version,) which was 
" published in Scotland by any of the 
" King's printers, was the New Testa- 
" ment printed at Edinburgh in 1633. 
" There were two editions of it, both of 
" a small size ; the one, ' printed by 
'* • Robert Young, printer to the King's 



* most excellent Majesty for the king- 

* dom of Scotland,' the other, printed 
by the * printers to the King's most 

* excellent Majestic.* The impression 
of the latter, (which is sometimes ac- 
companied by the Old Testament,) 
is said to have been extremely limited ; 
and some of the copies have plates. 
There can be little doubt that this 
is the edition referred to in a very 
remarkable letter contained in the 
Wodrow collection of MSS. in the 
Advocates' Library, which has been 
printed by Lord Hailes, in his ' Me- 

* morials and Letters,' vol. ii. p. 43. 

* That you may taste a little of our 

* condition, (says the writer,) I have 
' sent you two of your own Scots 

* Bibles, the New Testament only, 

* wherein they have placed such abo- 

* minable pictures, that horrible im- 
' piety stares through them. These 

* come forth by public authority. Do 
' you shew them to such as you think 

* meet.' " 

" These pictures are said to have been 
impressions from the plates of the 
book entitled. Imagines vitee, passio- 
nis, et mortis D. N. Jesu Christi, Sfc, 
printed by Boetius k Bolswert, anno 
1623. It is asserted in one of the 
charges against Laud, that he had 
brought these popish pictures from 
foreign parts, and that with his good 
liking they were bound up in English 

■ Bibles, which were called the Arch" 
bishop of Canterbury's Bibles. The 
number of plates in the original book 

■ is said to be seventy-four, most of 
them finely executed. The Edinburgh 

' Bible of 1633, in which they have in 

■ some instances been inserted, is 
' printed in double columns, and bears 
' a great resemblance to some London 

■ editions of the same period. With 
k2 



(» EDITIONS OF [1633— 

New Test., authorized ; Edinburgh, by Robert Young. — Lea 

Wilson. 80. 

New Test., Rhemish, with annotations, &c. ; (Rouen?) by 
JohnCousturier^. — King' s Library ; Publ.Libr. Cambridge; 
Emmanuel College ; Jesus College ; Worcester College ; 
Marsh's Library ; Bp. Daly ; Lea Wilson. 4°. 

New Test., Rhemish and authorized translations ; published 
byW.Fulke ; London, by Augustine Matthews. — Bodleian; 
Sion College; Christ Church; New College; King's Library 
Marsh's Library ; Derry Dioc. Library ; Duke of Sussex 
Lea Wilson. fol. 

The Lamentations of Jeremy, (in verse,) mostly according to 
Tremellius, by J.D.; London, by M.F. for JohnMarriott. — 
Bodleian. [The author is Dr. Donne, Dean of St. Paul's ; 
the piece is printed among his " Poems," of which there are 
several editions.] 4°. 

1634. 

Monotessaron, the Evangelicall Harmonie ; reducing the 
foure Evangelists into one continued context ; by Henry 
Garthwait ; Cambridge, by T. Buck and R. Daniel. — Trin. 
Coll. Dublin; Lea Wilson. 4**. 

1635. 

Bible, (Old Test.) Douay, 2 vols. ; Rouen, by John Coustu- 
rier. — British Museum ; Sion Coll. ; Radcliffe Library, Ox- 
ford; Publ. lAbr. Cambridge; St. John's College, Oxford; 
Emmanuel Coll.; Winchester Cathedral ; Bp. Daly ; Earl 
Spencer ; Lea Wilson. 4<». 

Ecclesiastes ; also Zechariah, chapters i. to ix. ; with an 
exposition, by W. Pemble^; London, by T. Cotes. — Bod- 
leian ; Trinity Coll. Dublin. fol. 

1636. 

The History of Joseph ; a Poem, by Sir Thomas Salusbury, 

" regard to Young's New Testament ^ This is the fourth edition of the 

" of the same year, the types, paper, Rhemish version. It is adorned with 

" and ink, have never been surpassed seven engravings, of no mean execu- 

" by any subsequent edition." [Me- tion. 

morial for the Bible Societies of Scot- » Printed in the third edition of 

land, p. 96,97.] . Pemble's collected Works. 



—1639] THE BIBLE. 60 

Bart.; London, by Thos. Harper, for Roger BaW^.— Bod- 
leian ; Lea Wilson. ^. 

16S7. 

No edition. 

1638. 
Bible, authorized; Cambridge, by T. Buck and R. Daniel, 

printers to the Universitie ". — Lea Wilson. fol. 

Bible, authorized ; London, by R. Barker, and by the assignes 

of John Bill\— Lea Wilson. 12». 

A Paraphrase, in verse, upon the Divine Poems ; by G. Sandys; 

London, sold at the Bell in St. Paulas Churchyard. — Brit. 

Museum ; Christ Church ; All Souls Coll. ; Trinity College 

Cambridge. fol. 

1639. 

A Briefe of the Bible's Historie (in verse) ; by Henoch 
Clapham ; fourth edition ; London, by Thomas Harper. — 
Lea Wilson. 18°. 

The Five Books of Moses, the Psalms, and Canticles ; lite- 
rally translated by H. Ainsworth ; London, by M. Parsons. 
— Bodleian; SionColL; Christ Church; Lincoln Cathedral; 
Trinity Coll. Dublin. fol. 



* It contains Title : Dedication, 3 which are enumerated in Lewis's His- 

pages : Commendatory verses, 1 2 pages : tory. Dr. Lee adds three more to 

Text, p. 1-107. Lewis's list; viz. the Bibles of 1660, 

" This edition is said to have been 1671, and 1682. I believe that the 
revised by the king's command, by first person who publicly noticed this 
several learned men of Cambridge, Dr. mistranslation was Dr. William Wot- 
Ward, Dr. Goad, Mr. Boyse, Mr. ton, in a sermon " preached at New- 
Mead, &c. Probably this was the " port Pagnell, Bucks, in answer to 
Bible, in which Buck and Daniel " Tindal's book, ' The Rights of the 
challenged the whole of Cambridge, " ' Christian Church.' " [See Sermon, 
by a bill fixed over the door of St. p. 15. edit. 1707.] 
Mary's church, that if any scholar » Mr. Wilson notices this edition, — 
could find any literal fault in it, he which, though bearing a London im- 
should have a Bible for his pains. print, and the date of this year, was 
Bagford, in relating this story, merely really executed fraudulently in Hol- 
says that it was a folio edition, but land some years later — as being dis- 
does not name the year. It is believed figured by numerous gross and dis- 
that it is \.)\e first in which the clause graceful errors. It was said in 1663, 
in Acts, ch. vi. 3, is rendered, "whom that more than seven hundred thou- 
ye may appoint," instead of " whom sand copies of pirated editions had 
we may appoint. The mistake was been then published, of this shamefully 
copied into many following editions, inaccurate description. 



70 EDITIONS OF [1640— 

1640. 

Bible, Genevan and Tomson's; Amsterdam y, by Thomas 
Stafford.— Zm Wilson. fol. 

1641. 

A Metrical Paraphrase upon the Song of Solomon ; by G. S. 
(George Sandys) ; London, by John Legatt. — Bodleian ; 
Lea Wilson. 4°. 

1642. 

Bible, authorized version ; with the Genevan notes ; Amster- 
dam, by Joost Broerss. —Lea Wilson. fol. 

A Metrical Paraphrase on the Song of Solomon ; by G. 
Sandys ; London, for H. S. and L. W. — British Museum. 4°. 

1643. 

No edition. 

1644. 

Bible, authorized ? Amsterdam, printed for C. P. — Bodleian ; 
Trinity Coll. Cambridge. 16°. 

Bible, Genevan and Tomson's ; Amsterdam, by Thomas Staf- 
ford..^— Bodleian ; St. John's Coll. Cambridge; Lea Wilson, fol. 

The Garden of Zion ; containing the life and death of godly 
and wicked men in Scriptures; also, the books of Job, 
Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Songs, all in English 
verse, by M. Zachary Boyd * ; 2 vols. ; Glasgow, by George 
Anderson. — Lea Wilson. 12°. 

Revelation ; Genevan version, with an analysis : also Daniel, 
chap. xi. ver. 36-45 ; with an exposition, by Tho. Bright- 
man ; Amsterdam, by T. Stafford. — Bodleian. 4°. 

y In the title-page this edition (and Bibles which had been printed in that 

likewise that of 1644) professes to be town amounted to a hundred and fifty 

printed " according to the copy printed thousand. 

** at Edinburgh by Andrew Hart, in ^ This is a well-printed book. At 

" 1610." Mr. Wilson had two distinct the end of it are two leaves containing 

impressions, differing slightly. an Admonition concerning the Books 

Christopher Ravius of Berhn states, of the Apocrypha, which was ordered 

in the preface of his work, " Prima by the synod of Dort to be attached to 

" pars Alcorani Arabico-Latini," (Am- the Dutch version of the Bible. It is 

stelodami 1646, 40.) that a single En- the latest edition of the Genevan ver- 

glishman had printed at Amsterdam sion which I have met with, 

within the last 4 or 5 years no fewer » A specimen and collation of this 

than 40 thousand copies of the Eng- curious and rare book are given in the 

Ush Bible : that his last edition was of Appendix. See an account of it in 

12,500 copies : and that the Enghsh Mr. D. Laing's Scottish Psalms. 



1649] THE BIBLE. 71 

Revelation, &c. (as before) ; London, for Samuel Cartwright. 

— Salisbury Cathedral ; Publ. Libr. Cambridge. 4fi, 

A good help for weak memories ; being the sum of the Bible 

in verse, by J. L. ; title wanting. — Bodleian. 12®. 

1645. 

The Gospel of St. Mark, in four languages, viz. Latin, French, 
Dutch, and English ; Rotterdam, by Isaac Waesberghe. — 
Museum. 12°. 

A bottle of holy tears ; or, Jeremie's Threnes and Lamenta- 
tions, metrically and metaphrastically laid out in verse. — 
Yorke ; Bodleian. 4f*. 

Revelation ; with a paraphrase by J. Napeir, Lord of Mar- 
chistoun ; Edinburgh, by Andro Wilson. — Oriel College. 4P, 

1646, 1647. 
No edition. 

1648. 

A Paraphrase upon the Divine poems ; viz. the Psalms, Ec- 
clesiastes. Lamentations of Jeremiah, and Songs col- 
lected out of the Old and New Testament ; by G. Sandys; 
London, by O. J).—Wadham College, Oxf. 12°. 

The same. No place, nor printer's name. — Lea Wilson ; Dr. 
Bliss ; Dr. Cotton. 8*>. 

The Songs of the Old and New Testament in meeter ; by 
M.Zachary Boyd; Glasgow, by the heires of G. Anderson. 
--Lea Wilson. 18°. 

THE COMMONWEALTH. 

1649. 

Bible, Royal translation, with the Genevan notes ; London, 
by the Company of Stationers. — C. C. College, Oaf. ; lAs- 
more Library ; Lea Wilson. 4°. 

The pROPHESiE of Haggai ; interpreted by T. Rainoldes, D.D.; 
London, for Wm. Lee. — Bodleian. 4°. 

Songs of the Old and New Testament, metrically translated 
out of the Hebrew by Francis Roberts b, M.A.; London, 
by T. R. and E. M.—St. John's College, Oxford. 8°. 

^ Printed in his " Claris Bibliorum, the Key of the Bible ;" and reprinted in 
1675. 



72 EDITIONS OF [1650— 

1650. 

No edition. 

1651. 

Solomon's Song; with an exposition, by W. Robotham; 
London, by M. Simmons. — Bodleian. 4P. 

1652. 

Job ; the affliction and delivery of the Saints ; or the whole 
book of Job composed into English heroical verse meta- 
phrastically, by Thomas Manley, jun. ; London, W. H. 
for John Tej.—Rev. Dr. Bliss. 12°. 

The Lamentations of Jeremiah ; in metre ; London, for 
Stephen Bowtell. — British Museum. 12°. 

1653. 

Bible, authorized; London, by John Field, printer to the 
Parliament. " The genuine edition, containing the most 
and worst errors/' [known by its having the first four 
Psalms on one page.] See Kilburne's " Dangerous Errors 
in several late printed Bibles," &c. — Lea Wilson. 24o. 

New Test., with a paraphrase and annotations, by Henry 
Hammond c; London, by J. Flesher. — Bodleian; Bible 
Society. fol. 

The Song of Solomon ; in metre ; London, for R. Smith. — 
British Museum. 12'*. 

Daniel, chap, vii.; with a correction of the translation, by 
W. Aspinwall ; London. — British Mitseum. 4P. 

1654, 1655. 

No edition. 

1656. 

Isaiah, chapter xxxiv.; in metre, by Abr. Cowley; London, 
by H. Moseley. [frequently reprinted.] — Bodleian. fol. 

1657. 

Bible, authorized; Cambridge; by J. Field '^. — Lambeth/ 
Trinity Coll. Dublin. 80. 

c The second edition of this work above, under the year 1653. — In a 

was published in 1659; the third in tract, entitled "The London Printer 

16 — ; the fourth in 1675; the fifth in "his Lamentation; or the Press op- 

1681; the sixth in 1689; the seventh, " pressed or over-pressed," 4°. 1660, 

which is called the best, in 1702. (reprinted in the Harleian Miscellany,) 

d The Bibles printed during the time it is said, that Bill and Barker had 

of the Commonwealth have been gene- contrived to get into their possession 

rally reputed to be full of errors. See " ever since the sixth of March 1655, 



-1660.] 



THE BIBLE. 



78 



Bible, the Dutch version; with annotations, translated by 
Theodore Haak, 2 vols.; London, by H. Hills. — Bodleian; 
New College. fol. 

1658. 

EccLESiASTEs ; also Zechariah, chapter i. to ix.; with an ex- 
position, by Wm.PembleC; Oxford, by H.Hall. — Bodleian, fol. 

Solomon's Song. — " Love's Entercours between the Lamb 
and his Bride, Christ and his Church;" or, a clear explica- 
tion, &c. of the Song of Solomon, by William Guild, D.D.; 
London, by W. Wilson. — Lea Wilson. 12°. 

1659. 

No edition. 

KING CHARLES II. 

1660. 

Bible, authorized ; " illustrated with chorographicall sculps, 
by J. Ogilby,'' 2 vols. ; Cambridge, by John Field f. — Bod- 
leian; Trinity Coll. Cambridge (large paper) ; TVinity Coll. 
Dublin; Duke of Sussex (1. paper); Lea Wilson (1. paper), fol. 



" the manuscript copy of the last 
" translation of the Holy Bible in 
" English, attested with the hands of 
" the venerable and learned transla- 
" tors in King James's time." And 
that having thus secured themselves 
from instant detection, they published 
editions filled with " egregious blas- 
" phemies and damnable errata." See 
also Wm. Kilburne's tract, (cited in a 
previous note,) entitled " Dangerous 
" errors in several late printed Bibles, 
" to the great scandal and corruption 
" of sound and true religion," 4to, 
Finsbury, 1659. Consult likewise the 
Journals of the House of Commons, 
vol. vii. p. 554. 

Nor did it fare better with the Welsh 
Bibles, than with the English, during 
that unsettled time of the Common- 
wealth. Llewellyn, in his scarce and 
interesting account of the British or 
"Welsh versions and editions of the 
Bible, observes (from Mr. Hughes) 
that the edition of 1654, " Cromwell's 
" Bible, if I may so call it," had been 
printed very incorrectly. " Whole words 
•* and parts of sentences had been 



" omitted,'* p. 46. For a curious but 
melancholy account of the wretched 
state of the Bibles and Testaments 
printed in Scotland during the 17th 
and 1 8th centuries, consult Dr. Lee's 
" Memorial for the Bible Societies of 
" Scotland," 8°. Edinburgh, 1824. 

^ Printed in the fourth edition of 
his collected works, the general title 
of which bears the date 1659. 

' This handsome edition is found in 
most of our public hbraries. The 
Duke of Sussex had two copies, one 
of which had no date on the first title, 
and the date of 1659 on that of the 
New Testament. It appears that pre- 
sentation-copies were given by John 
Ogilby, the sculptor, to several public 
bodies, and special dedications were 
printed for each, in addition to the 
usual dedication to King Charles IL 
The Bodleian copy contains one such, 
addressed to " the right worshipful the 
*• Master and fellows of Pembroke Col- 
" lege." The Dublin copy has a simi- 
lar one, addressed to the President and 
fellows of Trinity College. Probably 
many others are existing. 

L 



74 EDITIONS OF [1661 

1661. 

The Book of Job ; in lyric verse, by Arthur Brett ; London, 
for Rd. Gammon. — Earl of Bridgewater ; Lea Wilson. 12°. 

The Lamentations of Jeremiah ; in meeter ; by Vavasoure 
Powell; London, printed for L. C. — Bodleian; Lea Wilson. 12°. 

1662. 

Bible, authorized ; with marginal notes shewing the Scripture 
to be the best interpreter of Scripture, by John Canne ; 
no place, no names. — C C. College, Oxford. 8°. 

Daniel, his Chaldee visions and his Ebrew ; by H. Broughton ; 
Job, translated with notes ; Ecclesiastes, abridged in a 
paraphrase; and the Lamentations, translated by the 
same ; London, by N. Ekins. — Bodleian ; Marsh's Library, fol. 

1663. 

No edition. 

1664. 
Bible, authorized ; with notes by Canne, as above ; no place 
nor printer named h. — Lea Wilson. S®. 

1665, 1666, 1667. 

No edition. 

1668. 

The Harmony of the four Evangelists ; and their text method- 
ized ; by Samuel Cradock, B. D. ; London, for S. Thomson 
and F. Tyton. — Bodleian. fol. 

1669. 

The Lamentations of Jeremiah, in metre ; by John Donne, 
D. D., published in his " Poems ;" London, in the Savoy. — 
Trinity College, Dublin. S°. 

1670. 

The Harmony of the four Evangelists ; and their text method- 
ized; by Samuel Cradock, B.D.; London, by Wm. Miller. 
— University College. fol. 

1671. 

Christologia ; or a metrical paraphrase on the History of our 

s Canne was a Brownist, who fled to printed at Amsterdam. This Bihle of 

Holland upon the restoration of King Canne's was frequently reprinted ; viz. 

Charles II. at London, in 1682, 8°. ; in 1698, 12°. ; 

^ Lewis gives a long account of this 1700, 4°. ; at Edinburgh, in 1696, 1725, 

edition, quoting Wood's Athenae Ox- 1747, 1766, &c. ; at New York, in 1817, 

onienses ; he is of opinion that it was &c. 



-1679.] THE BIBLE. 76 

Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ ; by Elisha Coles ; London, 
for Peter Parker.— Xea Wilson. 8». 

1672. 

»BiBLE; authorized j with Genevan notes ; Amsterdam, by Ste- 
phen Swart. — Wadham College; Lea Wilson. fol. 
The same ; with Genevan notes placed in due order, by J. C. ; 

London. — Duke of Sussex. fol. 

The Song of Solomon ; also the Songs of Moses and Deborah, 
in metre ; with a paraphrase on Solomon's Song ; by 
Arthur Hildersham ; London, by T. Milboum. — Bodleian ; 
Lea Wilson. 12«. 

1673, 1674. 

No edition. 

1675. 

ScRiPTURE-soNGs of the Old and New Testament ; metrically 
translated by F. Roberts, D. D.' ; London, for P. Parker. — 
Bodleian ; Trinity College, Dublin. fol. 

1676. 

The Divine Poems, Job, &c., paraphrased in metre by G. 
Sandys ; London, for Abel Roper. — Christ Church ; Mag- 
dalene College, Oxford ; Rev. Dr. Bliss. S**. 

The Song of Solomon, (and the Book of Jonah) ; in meeter, 
by T. S. ; London, by Francis Smith. — Bodleian. 4°. 

Joseph revived ; or the twelve last chapters of Genesis meta- 
phrazM (in verse) by George Lesly ; London, for the 
author. — Publ. Libr. Cambridge; Earl of Bridgewater. 8°. 

1677. 

Bible, with additional parallel texts; Cambridge, by J. 
Hayes. — Bodleian. 4°. 

1678. 

Bible, with parallel texts, by Anthony Scattergood; Cam- 
bridge, by J. Hayes. — (from List, No. i.) fol. 

1679. 

Bible, with Genevan notes ; Amsterdam, by Stephen Swart, fol. 
The same ; London''. — (/ have seen it. H. C.) fol. 

» Printed in his " Key to the Bible." differ in the title alone. Perhaps both 
See under the year 1649. of them are really the edition of 

^ I believe that these two editions 1672. 

l2 



76 EDITIONS OF [1679- 

The Canticles, and some select hymns of the Old and New 
Testament ; paraphrased in verse^ by S. Woodford, D. D. ; 
London, for J. Baker and H. Brome. — British Museum ; 
Bodleian ; Sion College ; Christ Church. 8°. 

The Harmony of the iv. Evangelists ; in a metrical para- 
phrase, by Elisha Coles^ ; London, for P. Parker. — Earl of 
Bridgewater ; Lea Wilson. 8^ 

1680. 

Threnodia ; or the Lamentations of Jeremiah; paraphrased 
by James Chamberlaine ; London, for R. Bentley. — Lea 
Wilson. 8°. 

1681. 

The Song of Solomon ; paraphrased in verse ; London, by H. 
Hills. — Trinity Collegej Dublin. 4P. 

1682. 

The same ; in a Pindaric poem, by John Lloyd, A. M. ; 
London, by H. H., for Henry Faithorne. — ilfw^ewm ,• Bod- 
leian ; Dr. Bliss ; Lea Wilson. 8^. 

1683—5. 

Bible, with annotations, various readings, &c. ; by Matthew 
Poole and others ; 2 vols. ; London, by J. Richardson. — 
(from List, No. 3.) fol. 

1683. 

Bible, authorized version ; with the Genevan notes ; no place 
nor printer^s name"". — Trinity Coll. Dublin. fol. 

New Test., with annotations, and a harmony of the Gospels ; 
by S. Clark; London, for Tho. Simmons. — Sion College; 
Dr. Bliss ; Mr. Herbert. 4°. 

Jeremiah ; a paraphrase (in verse) on the first and second 
chapters of the Lamentations of Jeremiah ; London, for 
Charles Corbett. — Lea Wilson. 4P. 

Spiritual Songs, &c. ; together with the Song of Songs, which 
is Solomon's ; turned, and paraphrased in English verse, 
(by Rev. John Mason, M. A. ;) London, for Rich. North- 
cott. — Lea Wilson. 12°. 

1 This is the edition of 167 1, with a of 1672, having the last two figures of 
reprinted title. the date altered. 

™ I think it is the Amsterdam edition 



i686.] THE BIBLE. 77 

1684. 

New Test., authorized ; Amsterdam, by the widow of 
Steven Swart. — Lea Wilson. \2°. 

New Test. ; French, English, and Dutch ; Amsterdam, by the 
Widow of Steven Swart. — Publ Libr. Cambridge; Lincoln's 
Inn ; Bible Society. 12°. 

David's Lamentation over Jonathan and Saul; paraphrased 
in verse, by John Oldham [printed in his Works]; Lon- 
don, for J. Hindmarsh. — Bodleian. 8». 

Proverbs, chapter i. to x., with a paraphrase, &c. by H. Ham- 
mond, D. D. ; London, by Newcomb and Flesher. — Bod- 
leian, fol. 

Spiritual Hymns upon Solomon's Song, [being a metrical 
paraphrase of that book,] by John Reeve ; London, for 
the author. — Lea Wilson. 12°. 

KING JAMES II. 

1685. 

Bible ; with annotations, various readings, &c., by Matthew 
Poole, (and other ejected ministers,) 2 vols. ; London, by 
R. Roberts ". — Sion College ; Wadham College. fol. 

New Test. ; with a paraphrase and notes, by Richard Baxter** ; 
London, by B. Simmons. — Bodleian. 4®. 

The Grand Tryal ; or. Poetical Exercitations upon the Book 
of Job ; [containing a poetical version of the entire book], 
by Wm. Clark; Edinburgh. See Orme's Bibliotheca 
Biblica. fol. 

Spiritual Songs ; containing all the Scripture Songs that are 
not in the Book of Psalms, &c., [by Andrew Symson] ; 
Edinburgh, by the heir of Andrew Anderson. — Lea Wil- 
son. 12°. 

The Songs of Moses and Deborah ; paraphrased by C. 
Cleeve; London, for Luke Meredith. — Lea Wilson. 8°. 

1686. 
No edition. 

n This work was reprinted, at Edin- phrase, " which was pretended to be 

burgh, in 1803. " wrote to asperse and vilify the 

o Lewis mentions, that Baxter was " Church of England." He lay in 

apprehended, imprisoned, and fined prison two years, till the king took 

five hundred marks, for this para- off his fine. 



fe 



78 



EDITIONS OF 



[1687- 



1687. 
An Exposition of the divinely prophetic Song of Songs, which 
is SoLOMON^s ; composed into verse, by T. Beverley ; Lon- 
don, for the author. — Sion Coll. ; Christ Church ; Lea Wilson. 4°. 

1688. 

The SoNG of Solomon ; in verse, by Wm. Barton, M. A. 
[printed in his '^ Six Centuries of Hymns and Spiritual 
Songs"]; London, by J.Heptinstall. — Bodleian; L.Wilson. 

The Errata of the Protestant Bible ; by T. WardP ; London. 12°. 
[It contains portions of the Scriptures in the Rhemish, 
Bishops', and authorized versions.] London. — Bodleian. 4°. 



KING WILLIAM AND QUEEN MARY. 

1689. 

No edition. 

1690. 

New Test. ; with annotations, parallel Scriptures, and a Har- 
mony of the Gospels ; by Samuel Clark q ; London, by J. 
HeptinstaU.^ — Bodleian; Trinity Coll. Dublin ; Mr.Herbei^t. 

Old Test., (except the Apocrypha) ; with annotations, &c.; by 
the same ; London, by J . Rawlins. — Bodleian ; Christ 
Church; Trin. Coll. Dublin; Marsh' s Library ; Mr. Herbert. 



fol. 



fol. 



1691. 

Spiritual Melody ; viz. Psalms and Hymns from the Old 



P This work of Ward, the object of 
which was to revile and depreciate the 
Protestant English versions of the 
Scripture, was reprinted in Dublin in 
September 1807 ; and, with additional 
remarks, in 1810; and again in 1841. 
It has been appended to an edition of 
the Douay Bible, printed at Cork in 
1818, A learned and liberal Roman 
Catholic, the respected librarian of 
Stowe, author of Columbanus, and 
editor of the " Rerum Hibemicarum 
*' Scriptores," did not scruple to express 
his strong disapproval of the motives 
which prompted that revival of Ward's 
forgotten virulence. The republication 
of the work had become quite unne- 
cessary ; as the " corruptions " (as 
Ward calls them) of our earlier ver- 
sions are corrected in the text which 



alone is now in use: so that it only 
tended to revive and exasperate old 
animosities. See O'Conor's Histori- 
cal Address, 18 10, p. 8. 

Ward was answered by the rev. R. 
Ryan, in " An Analysis of Ward's 
" Errata," 8°. Duhlin, 1808 : by rev. 
Richard Grier, 4°. London, 1812; and 
by Dr. Kipling, in a tract entitled 
" Certain accusations, brought re- 
" cently by Irish Papists against British 
" and Irish Protestants of every deno- 
" mination, examined." 

<i See an account of the character 
and contents of this work, in Lewis' 
History. The authorized version is 
generally followed : but in a few in- 
stances the marginal reading has been 
taken into the text. 



-1696.]! THE BIBLE. T9 

and New Testament, by Benj. Keach ; London, for J. 

Hancock. — Bodleian. 12«. 

The Song of Solomon; paraphrased in metre, by Robt. 

Fleming, V. I). M. ; London, for John Salusbury. — Bod- 
jK leian ; Lea Wilson. S**. 

P The design of part of the Book of Ecclesiastes, represented 

in an English Poem, by W. W *". ; London, for J. Knapton. 

— Bodleian ; Lambeth ; Lea Wilson. 8<». 

The Song of the Three Children ; paraphrased in verse, by 

T. Walker, B. D.; Cambridge, by J.HAyes.— Bodleian ; 

Lea Wilson. 4°. 

The Song of Songs, which is Solomon's ; turned and para- 
phrased in verse [by Rev. John Mason] ; third edition ; 

London, for Richard Northcott. — Lea Wilson. 12®. 

1692. 

No edition. 

1693. 

The Sixth Chapter of St. John's Gospel ; with a paraphrase 
and notes, by Dr. Wm. Clagett^; London, for J. Robin- 
son and T. Newborough. — Bodleian; Lea Wilson. 8°. 

St. John's Gospel, chapters i. ii. iii. iv. v. vii. viii. ; with a pa- 
raphrase, &c. by the same ; London, by W. Rogers. — Bod- 
leian. 8°. 

1694. 

The Pentateuch ; with annotations by Bishop Kidder ; 2 
vols. ; London, by J. Heptinstall. — Bodleian ; Christ 
Church. 8°. 

1695. 
New Testament; with a paraphrase and notes by R. Baxter »; 
London, for T. Parkhurst and others. — Lincoln's Inn. 8°. 

1696. 

Bible ; with annotations, &c. by Matthew Poole, &c. " ; Lon- 

' i. e. W. Woolaston, author of it was therefore omitted in the post- 

" The Religion of Nature." Not be- humous edition of his works, published 

ing altogether satisfied with this vo- by his brother, who printed chapters 

luroe, he used his endeavours to sup- i. ii. iii. iv. v. vii. viii. in this same 

press it; so that copies are not now year; reprinted in 1699. 

found without great difficulty. t This was reprinted in 18 10, 80. 

» See Lewis' History. Dr. Clagett " Reprinted in 2 vols, fol. London, 

had previously published this sixth 1700. in 4 vols. Edinburgh, 4°. 1800. 

chapter in a discourse against Popery : 3 vols. Glasgow, 1803. 40. 



80 EDITIONS OF [1697 

don, for sundries. — Bodleian ; Duke of Sussex ; Mr. 
Herbert. fol. 

1697, 1698. 

No edition. 

1699. 

Bible ; with additional parallel texts, and a chronological in- 
dex, by Archbishop Tenison and Bishop Lloyd ; London, 
by C. Bill and the executrix of T. Newcomb. (From the 
List, No. 3. — Quaere, if a mistake, for the year 1701 ?) 4P. 

The Lamentations of Jeremiah; and Eighteen of David's 
Psalms ; paraphrased, by James Chamberlaine ; London, 
by Arthur Bettesworth. — Lea Wilson. 8°. 

1700. 

New Test., authorized ; English and Dutch ; Amsterdam, by 
the widow of Steven Swart. -^-Dr. Cotton ; Lea Wilson. 12°. 

The same ; English and French ; by the same*. — Lea 

Wilson. 12°. 

A version of Solomon's Song of Songs ; together with the 
45th Psalm ; in verse, by Joseph Stennett ; London, 
for D. Brown and Andrew Bell. — Bodleian ; Dr. Bliss ; 
Lea Wilson. 12°. 

The Book of Job ; in meeter, &c. ; by R. P., minister of the 
Gospel ; London, for the author. — Lea Wilson. 18°. 

The Book of Job, the Songs of Moses, Deborah, and David ; 
iv. Psalms ; some chapters of Isaiah ; and the third chapter 
of Habakkuk; paraphrased in metre, by Sir Rd. Blackmore, 
Knt. M. D. ; London, for Awnsham and Churchill. — 
British Museum ; Bodleian. fol. 

1701. 

Bible, (commonly called Bishop Lloyd's,) containing additional 
marginal references ; London, by C, Bill, and the executrix 
of T. Newcomb. — Bodleian ; Lambeth ; Blenheim Library, fol. 

The Lamentations of Jeremiah ; chap, i., in metre, by Mrs. 
Wharton; London, by D. Brown. — Trinity Coll. Dublin. 8°. 

X About this year, 1 700, an English y Printed in A Collection of poems : 

New Testament is said to have been Mrs. Wharton translated also the 53rd 

printed at Leyden from stereotype chapter of Isaiah into verse, and wrote 

plates, [qusere ?] by J. Van der May. a paraphrase on the Lord's Prayer. 

See Tilloch's Philosophical Magazine, See Waller's Poems addressed to her 

vol. X. on these subjects. 



1707] THE BIBLE. 81 

The Song of Solomon ; in meeter, (by Andrew Symson ;) 
Edinburgh, by Jas. Watson. — Lea Wilson. 12®. 

The Harmony of the Evangelists, &c. ; with a paraphrase, by 
John Le Clerc ; London, for Sam. Buckley. — Lea JVilson. 4°. 

1702. 

The Harmony of the iv. Evangelists; by Wra. Whiston, M.A. ; 
Cambridge, by B. Tooke. — Bodleian ; Lea Wilson. 4°. 

QUEEN ANNE. 

1703. 
No edition. 

1704. 
Isaiah, chap, xiii., paraphrased in verse; by Thos. Yalden, 
D.D., (printed in "Tonson's Miscellanies," and reprinted 
in other collections ;) London. — THnity Coll. Dublin. 80. 

1705. 

The Harmony of the iv. Evangelists ; (originally formed by 
Wra. Austin, a Roman Catholic, but reformed and improved) 
by James Bonnel ; London, by Jos Downing. — Worcester 
College ; Cashel ; Lea Wilson. 8°. 

St. Matthew, chapter i. ver. 17, 18, 19, and chapter ii. ver. 16 ; 
translated by Sir John Cheke^ ; London, for John Wyat. — 
Bodleian. 8«. 

1706. 
Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, the Wisdom of Solomon, and Eccle- 
siASTicus; with a paraphrase, (by Ph. Bedingfield;) Lon- 
don, for A. and I. Churchill. — Bodleian; C. C. College, Ox- 
ford; Lea Wilson. 12o. 

1707—1710. 

The Pentateuch, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and 
Solomon's Song ; with observations, by Matthew Henry, 
2 vols. ; London, for T. Parkhurst and others ». — Sion 
College. fol. 

'^ Printed by Strype, in the Life of Bene't College Cambridge- 
Sir J. C. Sir John translated the whole » This is the first edition of an Ex- 
of St. Matthew's Gospel, and the be- position of the Scriptures, which ob- 
ginning of St. Mark ; the original MS. tained considerable celebrity, and has 
of which is preserved in the Library of been frequently reprinted. 

M 



82 EDITIONS OF [1707- 

1707—1709. 

The four Gospels, Ehemish version ; with moral reflections, 
translated from the French, byT. W.^; no place, no name. — 
Dr. Cotton. (See Lewis' History.) 12°. 

1707. 

Sacred Miscellanies ; several Psalms and chapters from the 
Old and New Testament, turned into verse, by B. Lloyd, 
Esq. ; London, for R. Burrough. — Lea Wilson. 12°. 

1708. 
Bible, Genevan c. fol. 

Bible, Royal, with Genevan notes^; London, no name. — 
Lambeth ; Earl Spencer ; Lea Wilson. fol. 

1709. 

The Song of Solomon ; translated, in verse, by Joseph Stennett ; 

second edition ; London, by I. Darby. — British Museum ; 

Dr. Bliss ; Lea Wilson. 80. 

The Song of the Three Children ; paraphrased in verse, by 

Lady Chudleigh ; London, for B. Lintot. — Bodleian. 

1710. 
No edition. 

1711. 
Bible, authorized^ ; Oxford. — Mr. Richard Cecil, of Lewes. 80. 
The Second Book of Esdras ; translated from the common 
copy and the Arabic, by Wm. Whiston, M.A.*^; London, 
for the author. — Bodleian. 8**. 

1711 — 1719. 

New Test., Greek and English ; with a paraphrase and anno- 

^ The Gospel of St. Matthew pur- lo%ving edition ? 

ports to be by T. W. ; that of St. Mark, * This Bible has an engraved title ; 

by F. T. ; St. Luke and St. John bear a plan of Jerusalem ; four maps ; and 

no indication of the translator; St. the travels of St. Paul. The Apocrypha 

Matthew and St. John are dated 1709. is printed in smaller type than the rest 

St. Mark and St. Luke, 1 707. The trans- of the volume. 

lation agrees, nearly, but not entirely, ^ [Remarkable for this mistake in 
with that of Rhemes. The Reflections Isaiah, chap. Ivii. ver. 12. "I will de- 
are generally pious, sound, and liberal- " clare thy righteousness and thy works, 
minded. The original appears to have " for they shall profit thee."] Note by 
been published in 1 67 1 J and againin 1 695. Mr. Tutet in the List, No. 2. 

c This is cited in the List, No. 3 : <" Printed in his " Primitive Christi- 

qusere, if it be a confusion with the fol- " anity." 



1717.] THE BIBLE. 88 

tations, by Edw. Wells, D. D.s ; Oxford, at the Theatre.— 
Bodleian ; Trinity Coll. Dublin ; Mr. Herbert. 4F, 

1712. 

The Book of Ecclesiastes paraphrased ; a divine poem ; by 
Abr. Hill; Newcastle on Tyne, by J. White. — Lea Wilson. 12o. 

1713. 

No edition. 

1714. 
Bible, authorized version; Dublin, printed by A. Rhames, 
for William Binauld and Eliphal Dobson^. — Trinity Coll. 
Dublin. foL 

KING GEORGE I. 

1715. 

Bible, authorized text, with Genevan notes; no place, no 
name'. — All Souls College ; Lea Wilson. fol. 

1716. 

The Book of Job, the Songs of Moses, Debobah, and David; 
six Psalms, some chapters of Isaiah, and the third chap- 
ter of Habakkuk ; paraphrased in metre, by Sir Richard 
Blackmore, knight ; second edition ; London, for J. 
Tonson. — Bodleian; Trinity Coll. Dublin ; Lea Wilson. 12o. 

1717. 

Bible, 2 vols.'* ; Oxford, by J. Baskett. — Bodleian ; All Souls 

t For a particular account of the se- Prayer Book, of the same size and letter, 

veral parts of which this work consists, in the same year, 

which contains many corrections of the i In all probability this book was 

English version, see the Appendix. printed at Amsterdam j which name 

^ I am ashamed to say, that this is appears on the maps accompanying it. 

the earliest edition of the Bible printed Sternhold's version of the Psalms is 

in Ireland, which I have been able to appended to it. 

discover. It appears that during the ^ This is commonly known by the 
sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, name of the " the Vinegar Bible," from 
Ireland was provided with copies of the an error in the running-title at St. Luke, 
Scriptures from the presses of London ch. xxii. where we read, " the parable 
[and Holland,] and perhaps, after the " of the Vinegar," instead of ** the pa- 
year 1679, from that of Oxford. " rable of the Vineyard." ITie volume 

Sternhold's Psalms, printed in the is magnificent in appearance and type ; 

same year, 1 7 1 4, accompany this edition : but very soon after its appearance it was 

and the same printer also executed a discovered to be carelessly and incor- 

M 2 



84 EDITIONS OF [1717 

College ; St. John's College Oxford ; Trin. Coll. Dublin ; 
King's Library ; Blenheim. fol. 

1718. 

New Test., translated from the Latin Vulgate, by C. N. [Rev. 
Cornelius Nary] ; no place ^, no name. — Lambeth; Trinity 
Coll. Dublin ; Dr. Cotton ; Lea Wilson. 8°. 



1719. 

The same; no place, no name™. — British Museum; Balliol 
College ; Marsh's Library ; Bible Society/ ; Duke of Sussex ; 
Lea Wilson. 

The Third Chapter of Habakkuk, and David^s Lamentation 
over Saul ; in verse, by Bishop Samuel Patrick ; London, 
by W. Mears. — Bodleian. 

The Four Gospels; with moral reflections, translated from 
the French of Pascal Quesnell, by Kichd. Russel ; Lon- 
don, by T. R. for sundries, 4 vols. — Bodleian; All Souls 
Coll. ; Christ Church, Oxford ; Mr. Herbert. 

A Paraphrase (in verse) on part of the Book of Job ; by 
the Rev. Edward Young, LL. B. ; London, for Jacob 
Tonson. — Bodleian ". 



8°. 



8°. 



40. 



rectly printed. Two mistakes of two 
entire words in two successive chapters 
(Acts iii, 24, and iv. 24,) were noticed 
by Dr. William Lowth, in a MS. letter 
addressed to Rev. Dr. Charlett, now 
preserved in the Bodleian ; and others 
might easily be specified. The Bodleian 
copy of this Bible is splendidly printed 
upon vellum, a present from Baskett to 
the University. A second vellum copy 
is in the Royal Library of George III. ; 
and a third in that of the Duke of 
Marlborough, in Blenheim Palace. 

1 See a fuU account of this edition 
in Lewis' History. Dr. A. Geddes, in 
his "Prospectus," p. no, says that it 
was printed in Dublin. This is probably 
true; for Dr. Nary was parish priest 
of St. Michan's in that city, and after- 
wards vicar-general to the titular 
Archbishop. He remamed in Dublin 
till his death in 1738; and pubhshed 
there two other works in this same year. 



17 18. Harris, in his edition of Ware's 
" Writers of Ireland," mentions an 
edition of Nary's Testament, printed at 
London in 1705. This I have never 
been fortunate enough to meet with. 

Some particulars of Dr. Nary, and of 
his writings, may be seen in England's 
Life of the Rev. Arthur O'Leary. 

™ The copies with this date are really 
of the edition of 17 18 ; the only change 
is in the last figure on the title. This is 
proved by the facts, that the errata are 
the same in both, and in both the run- 
ning title over St. Mark, c. xvi. is mis- 
printed St. Matthew. 

n There are two London editions of 
this year, slightly diflfering. Both are 
in the Bodleian. One of the copies 
contains some snappish criticism [in 
manuscript] by Aaron Hill. A copy 
of verses, addressed to Mr. Young on 
his translation, may be seen in "Ni- 
chols' Collection of Poems," vol. vii. 



1724] THE BIBLE. 85 

The same ; Dublin, for R. Norris. — Earl of Charlemont. 8». 

1720. 

Isaiah, chapter xxxivth ; paraphrased in blank verse, by John 
Fisher ; Oxford, by L. Lichfield.— Lea Wilson. 4°. 

The Revelation ; literally translated from the Greek, by the 
Rev. Ch. Daubuzo, M. A. ; London, by B. Tooke. — Bod- 
leian. foL 

The Harmony of the Four Evangelists in one continued 
history ; [said to be by Lord Chief Justice Hales ;] pub- 
lished by John Coren ; London, by George James. — 
King* 8 Library. fol. 

1721. 

Job, chapt. iii., in verse, by Samuel Boyse; (printed in 
" Poems on several occasions," the second vol. of which 
appeared in 1738.) 8°. 

1722. 

New Test. ; with additional notes and references in words at 
length, by Francis Fox ; 2 vols. ; London, for J. Wyatt 
and others. — Bodleian; Christ Church ; Duke of Sussex. 80. 

The Fifth Book of Esdras ; translated by Francis Lee ; Lon- 
don, by G. James. — St. Johns Coll. Oxford; Dr. Rout h. 8°. 

1723. 

Deuteronomy, chapter xxviiith. ; paraphrased in metre, [by 
Rev. John Lindsay, a Non-juror] ; Chester, for the Au- 
thor. — Lea Wilson. 12®. 
1724. 

Old Test. ; the common translation corrected, with a para- 
phrase and notes ; by Edward Wells, D. D. P ; Oxford, at 
the Theatre. — Bodleian; Trinity Coll. Dublin. 4°. 

The Song of the Three Children ; paraphrased in metres ; 
London, by E. Lathbury. — Bodleian. fol. 

** The author was a French Pro- several parts composing this work, 
testant divine. He fieri to England see the Appendix, 
on the revocation of the edict of Q By Mark le Pla, late vicar of Fin- 
Nantes ; and became vicar of Brother- chinfield in Essex ; revised and pub- 
ton in Yorkshire. Ushed by Samuel Wesley. 

P For a particular description of the 



86 EDITIONS OF [1724- 

The Book of Jonah ; paraphrased in metre ; with poetical 
paraphrases on other parts of Scripture, by Joseph Mitchell: 
London, for A. Ward. — Lea Wilson. 12^. 

Proverbs, chapters vii. and viii. ; in verse, by Mr. Ward : also 
Job, chapter xxviii. in verse, by Mr. Stirling ••; London, by 
J. Peele. — Bodleian. 8°. 

1725. 
No edition. 

1726. 

Job ; a Poetical paraphrase of part of the Book of Job, in 
imitation of the style of Milton ; by the Rev. Wm. Thomp- 
son, Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin; London, for Thomas 
WorraU, (pp. v. and 18.) — Earl of Charlemont. 4°. 

KING GEORGE II. 

1727. 

The Third and Twenty-fifth Chapters of the Book of Job : also 
the Song of Moses, and Six Psalms ; paraphrased in verse, 
by the Rev. Christopher Pitt, A. M.; London, for Benjamin 
Lintot. — Dr. Cotton. S^. 

Habakkuk, chap. iii. ; part of the xxxviiith and xxxixth chap- 
ters of Job ; and Ecclesiasticus, chapter xliii. paraphrased 
in metre, by the Rev. W. Broome, LL.D. ; London, by B. 
Lintot. (Printed in " Poems on several occasions \" re- 
printed in 1739, 1750, &c.) — Bodleian. 8«. 

The Gospel of St. Matthew ; translated from the French 
version of MM. Beausobre and Lenfants; London, for T. 
Batley, &c. — Mr. Herbert. 4°. 

EzECHiEL, chapters xl. xli. xlii. ; translated from the Septua- 
gint : also parts of the Second Book of Esdras, and the 
Third Book of the Maccabees; by W. Whiston^; Lon- 
don, for the author. — Christ Church Oxford ; Trinity Coll. 
Dublin. 80. 

1728. 

The Song of the Three Children ; paraphrased, by Marc le 
Pla; London, by E. Say. — Lea Wilson. 8°. 

^ Published in "Poems by Mr. sion to the year 1730. 

" Concanen." * Printed in vol. i. of Whiston^s 

8 Lewis, in his History, assigns the " Authentic Records of the Old and 

first appearance of this English ver- " New Testaments." 



1731] THE BIBLE. 87 

The First Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians ; trans- 
lated by Zach. Pearce, D.D." Bishop of Rochester. 

1729. 

New Test., Greek and English ; [translated by W. Mace «,] 
2 vols. ; London, by J. Roberts. — Bodleian; New College ; 
Earl Spencer ; Br. Bliss ; Mr. Herbert. 8*. 

1730. 

Bible, authorized; Altona, by Jonas Korte; but bearing the 
imprint "London, by Bill, Newcomb, and Hills, 1684." — 
Lea Wilson. 12«. 

New Test., according to the ancient Latin edition ; with criti- 
cal remarks from the French of Father Simon; trans- 
lated by Rev. Wm. Webster, 2 vols. ; London, for J. Pem- 
berton. — Bodleian ; St. John's Coll. ; C. C. Coll. Oxford ; 
Bible Society ; Lismore ; Mr. Herbert ; Lea Wilson. 4P, 

New Test., translated from the Latin Vulgate, by R. Wetham, 
D.D.; with annotations ; 2 vols. ; no place x, no name. — 
Duke of Sussex ; Dr. Cotton ; Mr. G. Offor ; Mr. Herbert ; 
Lea Wilson. 8°. 

The Revelation ; a commentary on (and new translation of) 
by Rev. Charles Daubuz ; new modelled and abridged by 
Peter Lancaster; London. — Bodleian. 4°. 

1731. 
New Test., translated from the Latin Vulgate, by John Wic- 
liffe^j published by Rev. John Lewis ^ ; London, for T. 

" See the preface to the edition of liffe's Bible : at the price of two 

1777; where it is said that twelve guineas for the small paper, and three 

copies only were printed in this year. guineas for large paper copies. But 

* See some account of this Arian his plan was not carried into effect, 

version, in Lewis's History : see also The good design, however, has been 

A Critical Examination of it, by Dr. recently accomplished in a most satis- 

L. Twells, 8°. 1732. factory manner, by Sir Frederic Mad- 

y Probably printed at Douay. The den and theRev. Josiah Forshall. See 

edition was subsequently issued with a under the year 1850. The manuscript, 

reprinted title, bearing the date of from which Mr. Lewis printed his New 

1733: and again, with the imprint, Testament, passed afterwards into the 

" Dublin, for Ignatius Kelly," 1740. possession of Mr. Herbert; and from 

Dr. Wetham was president of the En- him to Mr. Gough : and it is now depo- 

glish College at Douay. sited, with Mr. Cough's other MSS., in 

z Printed again in 1848. the Bodleian Library. Of Lewis* edi- 

a In the year 17 19 the rev. Mr. tion only 160 copies were struck off, 

Russell, of Merton College, Oxford, at the price of one guinea in sheets, 
issued proposals for publishing Wic- 



88 EDITIONS OF ^3^— 

Page and W. Mount.— Bodleian; All Souls College; Ro- 
chester Cathedral ; Dr. Ducarel ; Mr. Herbert ; Lea Wilson, fol. 
1732. 
No edition. 

1733. 
The Harmony of the Four Gospels ; with the history of the 
Acts of the Apostles ; by Edward Harley ; London, by 
J. Downing. — Lea Wilson. 8°. 

1734. 
No edition. 

1735. 
The book of Joel ; translated, with a paraphrase, by Dr. S. 
Chandler; London, for J. Noone. — Bodleian; Lismore ; 
Lea Wilson. 4°. 

1736. 
Bible, authorized version : Altona, by the brothers, D. C. G. 

Kortea. 12°. 

The Song of Solomon, paraphrased in verse ; by Rev. Ralph 

Erskine ; Edinburgh, by T. Lumisden. — Lea Wilson. 12°. 

Isaiah, chap. Ix. ; with part of Deuteronomy, chap, xxviii. ; 
in verse, by Jo. Burton, B.D.; Oxford, at the Theatre. — 
Bodleian; Dr. Cotton. 8". 

Job, chap, xxxviii.; paraphrased in verse. See Gentleman's 
Magazine, vi. p. 544. 

1737. 

The Song of Deborah ; paraphrased in verse, by George 

Smith. Gentleman's Magazine, vii. p. 244. 
Habakkuk, chap, iii.; paraphrased in verse^. Ibid. p. 695. 

1738. 

New Test., Rhemish ; London, by W. Rayner. — Bp. Daly ; 

Mr. Herbert. fol. 

New Test., Rhemish; with annotations; fifth edition. No 

place, nor printer's name*^. — Bible Society ; Lea Wilson. fol. 

* This edition had formerly passed ^ See also Vols. xix. p. 233, and xxx. 

as a London book, with the imprint, p. 355. 

" London, for the Assigns of Bill and c This is the first folio edition of the 

" others, 1684." A shp of paper with Rhemish version. It is " adorned with 

Korte's imprint is pasted over the '* cuts," namely, a Frontispiece, and 

former fictitious one. (I have seen it. figures of the four Evangehsts, en- 

H. C.) graved by Van der Gucht. 



1743 ] THE BIBLE. 89 

Heaven on Earth; or, the Beauty of Holiness; containing 
the whole book of Proverbs, and the Song of Solomon, 
together with various Hymns, &;c. in English verse ; and 
set to music by William Tans'ur ; London, by A. Pearson. 
—Dr. Bliss; Dr. Cotton. S®. 

1739. 

New Test., with a paraphrase and notes, by Philip Doddridge, 
D. D. ; 3 vols. London, by J. Wilson. — Christ Church. 4P. 

David's Lamentation over Saul and Jonathan ; paraphrased 
in verse. (Gentleman's Magazine, ix. p.2209.) 

1740. 
Berashith ; or, the first book of Moses, called Genesis ; 

translated from the original, by John Lookup, Esq.<*; 

London, for J. Roberts. — Lea Wilson ; Dr. Cotton. 8<». 

1 Corinthians, chap, xiii.; paraphrased in verse. {Gentle- 

man's Magazine^ x. p. 192.) 
The Song of Moses, Exodus, chap. xv. ; paraphrased in verse. 

{Ibid. p. 566.) 

1741. 
The Gospel of St. Matthew; translated by Daniel Scott, 

J. U. D. with notes; London, for J. Noon. — Bodleian; 

All Souls Coll.; Bible Society ; Mr. Herbert ; Lea Wilson. 4°. 
Job, chap, xxxviii.; paraphrased in verse. (Gentleman's Ma- 

ffazine, xi. p. 384.) 

1742. 

New Test., authorized ; " London, by Mark Baskett, printer 
"to the king^" 12». 

1748. 

Bible ; with an exposition, in which several mis-translations 

d The same person published, in the to be the first English New Testament 

same year, "The erroneous translations printed in America. Some few years 

" of the Bible detected, in several in- afterwards, the Bible was printed in 

" stances taken from the Hebrew text." the same disguise, at Boston, but by 

8°. Both pieces are very scarce. different printers. It was a quarto : 

« Though this book bears a London the copies not exceeding eight hun- 

imprint, it was really executed at Bos- dred. An account of both these hooka 

ton in New England, by Rogers and may be seen in Thomas's History of 

Fowle. The impression consisted of Printing in America, vol. i. — See note 

about two thousand copies, and is said below, at p. 93. 

N 



90 EDITIONS OF [i743— 

are rectified, by J. Marchant ; 2 vols. London : vol. i. for 
the Author, 1743; vol. ii. for U. Walker, 174^5.— Bod- 
leian. . ' ^ * 
Job, chap, iii.; paraphrased in verse. (Gentleman's Magazine, 

xiii. p. 437.) 

1744. 

No edition. 

1745. 

The primitive New Test., in four parts ; by Wm. Whiston, 
M.A.; Stamford and London, for the Author f. — Bodleian; 
Bible Society ; Earl Spencer ; Dr. Cotton ; Mr. Herbert ; 
Lea Wilson. ^°' 

New Test., translated, with a paraphrase and notes, by Philip 
Doddridge?, D.D.; 6 vols. London.— 3fr. Herbert. 4°. 

Translations and Paraphrases of several passages of Sacred 
Scripture ; collected and prepared by a Committee ap- 
pointed by the General Assembly of the Church of Scot- 
land ; Edinburgh, by R. Fleming and Co., printers to the 
Church of Scotland. [The first edition of these transla- 
tions, which were generally printed with the Scottish 
Psalms. Seeothereditions, in 1781, 1787, 1798, &C.&C.] 18«. 

St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans; with a paraphrase and 
notes; by John Taylor, D.D.; London. — Bodleian. 4". 



f In this edition the four Gospels " mily, with the two Epistles of Cle- 

and the Acts are translated from the " ment to the Corinthians. Part vi. 

Greek of Beza's manuscript, now pre- " containing the Constitutions of the 

served in the public library at Cam- "Apostles, in viii. books. Part vii. 

bridge, the imperfections of that MS. " containing the Catholick Epistle of 

being supplied from the vulgar Latin : " Barnabas ; with the Shepherd of 

St. Paul's Epistles, from the Clermont " Hermas, in iii. books. Part viii. 

MS. now in the royal library at Paris : " containing the x. Epistles of Igna- 

the Catholic Epistles and Revelation, " tins, the Epistle of Polycarp to the 

from the Alexandrian MS. The order " Philippians, Josephus's Homily con- 

of the Gospels is, Matthew, John, Luke, " cerning Hades, with the martyrdom 

Mark. At the end of the volume are " of Polycarp." Whether Mr. Whis- 

i6 pages of Observations on the resur- ton ever published these latter parts, 

rection of Jesus Christ. After which I do not know. The volume is printed 

follows this title : " Mr. Whiston's pri- in two columns, the pages are unnum- 

" mitive New Testament ; Part v. con- bered. I believe this translation has 

** taining the Epistle of the Corinthians never been reprinted. 
** to Paul, with his answer ; preserved & The third edition of this work was 

"by the Armenians. The Epistle of published in 17 : the fourth, in 1760, 

" Timothy to Diognetus, and the Ho- &c. &c. 



—1748] THE BIBLE. 91 

1746. 

Bible, authorized ; Leipzig, printed for John Grosse's heir. 

Lea Wilson. 8**. 

The Book of Genesis ; translated by J. Bland ; London, for 

the author ''. — Duke of Sussex ; Mr. Tutet ; Lea Wilson. 4°. 
St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans; with a paraphrase and 

notes by J. Taylor, D.D.; Dublin, by A. Reilly, [pirated 

edition.] S'*. 

1747. 

The same; second edition; London, for J. Waugh'. S**. 

Habakkuk, chapter iii. paraphrastically translated in verse ; 

by Rev. G. Costard, M. A. ; Oxford, at the Theatre. — 

Bodleian ; All Souls College ; Lea Wilson. 8°. 

The Evangelical History and Harmony ; by Matthew Pil- 

kington, LL.B. ; London, by Win. Bowyer. — Trinity Coll. 

Dublin. fol. 

Critical Notes on some passages of Scripture, [correcting 

the translations of many obscure and difficult passages;] 

by Nicholas Manal, Master of the Charter-house ; 

London. — Bodleian. 8°. 

1748. 

New Test., by Francis Fox ; {see in 1722,) second edition, 
2 vols. ; London, for T. Payne. — Balliol College. S**. 

The Book of Job, paraphrased in verse J ; London, printed by 
Webb. 

Explanatory notes on the Four Gospels, in a new manner ; 
[containing many corrections of the authorized version,] 
by Joseph Trapp, D. D., 2 parts ; London'^.— 5oc?/eiaw. S*'. 



^ The full title of this exceedingly * The third edition was in 1754,410.: 

scarce piece is, " An Essay, (in a me- the fourth, in 1769, &c. &c. 

" thod never before attempted) towards ^ This was announced in the Gentle- 

" a new Version of the Old Testament man's Magazine for August 1 748. I 

" into English, from the original He- have never met with the book, 

"brew: by throwing it into short "^ This was reprinted at Oxford, in 



Unes, as it is stopped or pointed by 1805. 
the major accent points." 



n2 



92 EDITIONS OF [1749- 

1749. 

New Test., translated by John Heylyn, D. D., 2 vols.i; 
London, for Tonson and Draper. — Bodleian ; New Coll. ; 
All Souls College ; Trinity Coll. Dublin. 4o. 

The Last Words of David, 2 Sam. chap, xxiii. divided accord- 
ing to the metre, with notes, by Rd. Grey, D. D. ; London, 
by Wm. Bowyer™. — Bodleian; Trinity Coll. Dublin ; Lea 
Wilson. 40. 

1750. 

The Four Gospels harmonised and reduced into one; by 
Arthur Hele ; Reading, for the author. — All Souls College ; 
Dr. Cotton ; Lea Wilson. 8°. 

New Test., Rhemish; no place. — Duke of Sussex. 8°. 

Bible, Douay" ; revised and corrected, 4 vols.; London, no 
printer's name. — Bodleian ; Bible Society ; Mr. Herbert ; 
Lea Wilson. 8°. 

The SaNG of Solomon, grammatically translated from the 
original Hebrew into blank verse ; also part of Psalm xlv. ; 
The Song of Moses ; and David's Lamentation over Saul 
and Jonathan ; with notes ; by J. Bland, gent. ; London, 
for J. "Wren. — Bodleian ; Lea Wilson. 8°. 

1751. 

The Song of Solomon, paraphrased, in Lyrick verse ; by Charles 
Johnson, of Trinity College Dublin; London, for W. 
Johnston. — Lea Wilson. 4P. 

The Song of Solomon ; the original Text divided according 
to the metre ; also, a poetical version, [by Mr. Giffard ;] 
London, for A. Millar.— Mr. Douce ; Lea Wilson. 8°. 



1 Published under the title of " Theo- and modernized by Dr. Richard Challo- 

" logical Lectures," — N. B. The second ner ; which is the text approved and in 

volume did not appear till 1761. use at the present day. I have found 

^ This translation was reprinted in mention made of a prior edition, viz. 

the Gentleman's Magazine for 1751, in in 1748 : but perhaps that was the date 

a correspondence with Dr. Conyers of the composition of the work, not of 

Middleton. See vol. xxi. p. 462. * its publication. Barnard, the biogra- 

J^ I take this to be the first edition ohhe pher of Challoner, affords only loose 

Roman Cathohc version, as amended and scanty information on the subject. 



-1 753-] 



THE BIBLE. 



93 



1752. 

BiBLE^ authorized; London, by Mark Baskett**, (a false 
imprint.) 4p. 

New Test., Rhemish ; newly revised and corrected ; no place, 
nor printer's name. — Lambeth ; Bible Society ; Dr. Bliss ; 
Lea Wilson. 8<*. 

St. Paul's Epistles to the Romans, and Galatians; with a 
paraphrase, by T. Edwards; London, by W. Bowyer. — 
Bodleian. 4°. 

The Song of Solomon in metre; with a paraphrase, by R. 
Erskine, M. A., second edition; Glasgow, for J. New- 
lands. — Bodleian ; Lea Wilson. 12°. 

1753. 

Job's Hymns ; or a Book of Songs on the Book of Job ; by 
R. Erskine, M. A. ; Glasgow, for J. Newlands. — Bodleian. 12°. 



o I have inserted this edition merely 
for the purpose of noticing a fraud 
committed in it; the volume being 
really printed in North America, altho' 
it bears the London imprint. The fol- 
lowing account of it is taken from 
** Thomas' American Printing," vol. i. 
p. 305. " Kneeland and Green, [print- 
" ers at Boston,] printed, principally for 
" Daniel Henchman, an edition of the 
•* Bible in small 4°. This was the first 
" Bible printed in the EngUsh language 
" in America. It was carried through 
" the press as privately as possible, and 
•' had the London imprint of the copy 
" from which it was reprinted, viz. 
" ' London, printed by Mark Baskett, 
•* * printer to the King's most excellent 
" • Majesty,' in order to prevent a pro- 
" secution from those in England and 
** Scotland who pubhshed the Bible 
" by a patent from the crown, or cum 
•* privilegio, as did the English Univer- 
" sities of Oxford and Cambridge. 
" When I was an apprentice, I often 
" heard those who had assisted at the 
" case and press in printing this Bible 
" make mention of the fact. The late 
" governor Hancock was related to 
" Henchman, and knew the particulars 
" of the transaction. He possessed a 



copy of this impression. As it has a 
London imprint, at this day it can 
be distinguished from an EngUsh 
edition of the same date, only by 
those who are acquainted with the 
niceties of typography. This Bible 
issued from the press about the time 
that the partnership of Kneeland and 
Green expired, (1752.) The edition 
was not large ; I have been informed 
that it did not exceed seven or eight 
hundred copies." 

'Not long after the time that this impres- 
sion of the Bible came from the press, 
an edition of the New Testament, in 
12°., was printed by Rogers and 
Towle, for those at whose ex pence the 
Bible issued. The credit of this 
edition of the Testament was, for the 
reason I have mentioned, transferred 
to the King's printer in London, by 
the insertion of his imprint." 
Thomas subsequently adds, "This 
impression of the New Testament, 
the first in the English language 
printed in this country, was, as I 
have been informed, completed at the 
press, before Kneeland and Green 
began the edition of the Bible which 
has been mentioned. It consisted 
'• of about 2CX)0 copies," p. 324. 



94 EDITIONS OF [1753- 

IsAiAH ; some parts of it paraphrased in verse, by Wm. Lang- 
horne, M. A. ; London, for R. Griffiths.— Lea Wilson. 4o. 

The Song of Deborah, reduced to metre; and David^s La- 
mentation over Saul ; with a new translation and notes ; 
by the Rev. W. Green, M. A. ; Cambridge, by J. Ben- 
tham. — Bodleian; Trinity Coll. Dublin; Lea Wilson. 4P. 

The Wisdom of Solomon ; paraphrased in verse ; {Gentleman's 
Magazine, xxiii. p. 92.) 8°. 

Job, chap, xxviii. ; paraphrased in verse; (ibid. p. 241.) S^. 

1754. 

Genesis, the first chapter ; by way of essay towards an inter- 
pretation of the whole Pentateuch P; London, for Swan. 

1755. 

New Test., with notes ; (containing corrections of the author- 
ized version;) by the Rev. John Wesley ; London, by W. 
Bowyer. — Mr. Herbert. 4°. 

The Prayer of Habakkuk, the Prayer of Moses, and Psalm 
cxxxix. ; a new translation, with notes, by the Rev. W. 
Green q, M.A. ; Cambridge, by J. Bentham. — Bodleian; 
Trinity Coll. Dublin ; Lea Wilson. 4°. 

1756. 

The Book of Job ; an essay towards a new version from the 
original Hebrew ; with a commentary, by Thomas Heath, 
Esq.; London, for A. Millar. — Bodleian; Lea Wilson. 4p. 

P " This is said in the title-page to be " of ^lohim emanated over the peri- 

" the performance of the old man who " phery of the fluctuation. 3. Until 

" sells fruit in Clare-court by Drury- " iELOHiM said that jEther should 

" Lane. It is addressed to the Arch- " coallesce to the production of hght. 

" bishop of Canterbury, in false English, " AndiELOHiM saw the light was good, 

" and the translation itself is a ridiculous " when it was become a separation from 

" jargon, of which a specimen is added, " obscurity. 5. And ^Elghim deemed 

" in order that the reader may judge " tMs daylight, and the obscurity was 

" for himself of the author's abilities " yet as night, which was light, and 

" and design. ' iELOHiM, beginning, " obscuration the consummation of the 

" created lucide and illucide matter. " first day.' " Gentleman's Magazine, 

" 2. And the illucide, void of co-adjunct for August, 1754. 

'* co-hesion, was unmodified, and dis- q There is subjoined, by way of Ap- 

" tinguishableness was nowhere upon pendix, a new version of Psalm ex., 

" the face of the Chaos : And the Ruach with a commentary. 



1761.] THE BIBLE. 95 

A Harmony of the Fouii Gospels; by Ja. Macknight, D. D. ; 
2 vols. (The first edition of this well-known work.) 8*. 

1757. 

No edition. 

1758. 

The third chapter of Habakruk, in verse ; by Lewis Jones, 
A. B. ; London, printed for Davey. {Gentleman*8 Maga- 
zine, AugtLst, 1758.) 

St. Matthew, chap, vi., (latter part,) paraphrased in verse ; 
by James Thompson, (author of " the Seasons/') [Gentle- 
man's Magazine, xxviii. p. 329.) 8°. 

1759. 

Bible; with notes, by Samuel Clarke '^; London, by J. 

Fuller.— ifcfr. Herbert. fol. 

Ecclesiastes ; newly translated, with a paraphrase and notes, 

by the Rev. A. V. Desvoeux ; London, for G. Hawkins. — 

Bodleian ; Trinity Coll. Dublin. 4P. 

Job, a poem ; by William Langhome, M. A. ; London, for R. 

Griffiths. — Lea Wilson. 4°. 

1760. 

No edition. 

KING GEORGE III. 

1761. 

David's Lamentation over Saul; Ecclesiastes, chap. xii. 
ver. 1 to 7; Proverbs, chap, xxxi.; Nathan's Parable; 
and the Song of Deborah ; in verse, by T. Fawkes ; Lon- 
don, for the author. — Dr. Cotton. 8". 

Divers parts of the Holy Scriptures done into English ; 
chiefly from Dr. Mill's printed Greek copy ; with notes ; 
London, for T. Piety s. — Lambeth; Balliol Coll.; Lea 
Wilson. 80. 

The Song of Solomon, in metre ; with a paraphrase, and some 
Spiritual Songs, &c. Sixteenth edition ; London, for C. 
Hitch and others. [I have seen it. H.C.) 8°. 



"■ Reprinted at Glasgow, in 1765, of Mr. Mortimer, a clothier in the 
&c. &c. West of England. — Lea Wilson's Cata- 

« This is said to be the production logue. 



96 EDITIONS OF [1761 

St. Paul's First Epistle ; in a new method ; by J. Philips ; 
London, for J. Noon. [Gentleman's Magazine, Nov. 
1761.) 

1762. 

The British Bible ; illustrated with notes, in a manner en- 
tirely new ; by James Millar ; London, by James Dix- 
well. fol. 

Bible, authorized ; standard edition ; Cambridge, by Joseph 
Bentham. " Only six copies were preserved from a fire at 
the printers.^^ (Note in a copy in the British Museum.) fol. 

Habakkuk, chapt. iii. (latter part), in verse. {Gentleman's 
Magazine^ xxxii. p. 288.) 8". 

1763. 

Bible ; Cambridge, printed by John Baskerville ^ — Bodleian; 

Trinity Coll. Dublin ; Canterbury, ^c. fol. 

The parallel prophecies of Jacob and Moses; translated, with 
notes, by D. Durell, D. D. ; Oxford, at the Clarendon 
Press. — Bodleian ; Trinity Coll. Dublin. 4P. 

The First Three Chapters of Genesis; translated from the 
Hebrew, with notes, by the Rev. Abr. Dawson " ; London, 
by T. Field. — Bodleian ; Trin. Coll. Dublin ; Lea Wilson. 4°. 

A Harmony of the iv. Gospels; with a paraphrase and 
notes, by J. Macknight^; second edition improved and 
enlarged ; 2 vols. ; London, for W. Strahan and others. — 
Bodleian. 40, 

1764. 

Bible ; a new and literal translation ; by Anthony Purver, [a 
Quaker ;] with notes ; 2 vols. ; London, by W. Richard- 
son y.—J^ri/i^A Museum; Bodleian; Lambeth; All Souls 

t I insert this edition, though con- son's translation, see the Monthly Re- 
taining only the common text, on ac- view, vols. 29. 47. and 77. 
count of the deserved celebrity of its x a third edition was printed at 
typographical execution; the beauty of Edinburgh, 1804. 
which has caused the volume to find y Title, "A new and hteral transla- 
its way into almost every public and " tion of all the Books of the Old and 
private library where fine and curious " New Testament; with notes, critical 
books are appreciated. There are a "and explanatory, by Antony Pur- 
few copies printed upon large paper, " ver." Introductory Remarks on 
which are most sumptuous specimens. translations of the Scriptures in gene- 
The duke of Sussex had one such, ral, and the following one in particu- 
with the date of 1760. lar, 16 pages : Appendix of Quotations, 
l^or some account of Mr. Daw- pp. xvii.-xxx : Errata, xxxi-xxxviii. 



—1765] THE BIBLE. 97 

Coll. ; Worcester Cathedral ; Bible Society ; THnity Coll. 

Dublin ; Lea Wilson, fol. 

New Test. ; carefully collated with the Greek ; corrected, 

divided, and printed according to the subjects treated of; 

by the Rev. Rich. Wynne, A. M., 2 vols. ; London, for 

Dodsley. — Bodleian ; Bible Society ; Duke of Sussex ; Lea 
Wilson. 8". 

Bible and New Test., Douay-Rheinish ; corrected by Dr. 

Challoner, 5 vols j no place, no name.— Lea Wilson. 12<*. 

The Song of Solomon ; translated, with a commentary, &c. 

(by Dr. Thomas Percy, bishop of Dromore) ; London, for 

R. Dodsley. — Bodleian ; Christ Church ; Lea Wilson. 

1765. 

Bible, (the Old Test, only,) with notes by Rev. John Wesley, 
M. A. ; (containing some corrections of the authorized ver- 
sion,) 3 vols ; Bristol, by W. Pine. — Duke of Sussex. 4f*. 

A paraphrase on Solomon's Song: also Scripture Songs; 
containing a new version of the Song of Solomon ; with 
other poetical parts of the Bible ; in verse, by Ralph 
Erskine, M. A. ; Glasgow, by R. Urie. — Bodleian. fol. 

Choheleth, or Ecclesiastes ; paraphrased in blank verse; 
London, for the author ^. — Bodleian. 4°. 

New Test. ; Dr. Doddridge's translation; revised, with an In- 
troduction and notes, 2 vols.; London, for J. Rivington. — 
Bodleian; Lambeth. 12". 

The Harmony of the Evangelists; by Wm. Greenwood, D.D.; 
London, for Jo. Rivington ». — Lea Wilson; Dr. Cotton. 12°. 

Additional Remarks (on the New Testa- had put forth a specimen of the work 

ment), 2 pages; Appendix of Quota- so early as 1736, inviting the critical 

tions, p. iii-viii. The text. Genesis to remarks of Biblical scholars on his in- 

Psalms, p. 1-745. Vol. ii. Text, Proverbs tended performance, 
to Malachi, p. 1-334. New Testament ^ This was reprinted at Whitchurch, 

(without any title) p. 1-339. in 182 1 ; with additional notes by Na- 

As this translation has never been thanael Higgins. 
reprinted, I give the foregoing descrip- a xhe order adopted is chiefly, but 

tion. Although it was originally de- not entirely, that of Dr. Macknight. 

signed for the use of the Friends, and In some passages the author has alter- 

is still recognised by them individually ; ed the authorized version. He places 

that society universally receives the au- his own explanatory additions within 

thorized version of the Scriptures. It brackets ; and gives only three or four 

appears, that Purver. had been em- short notes, that the volume might be 

ployed nearly thirty years in the pre- reasonable in compass and moderate 

paration of this version ; and indeed in price. 



98 EDITIONS OF [1766 — 

1766. 
Isaiah, chapters xxxiv. xxxv. ; paraphrased in verse b; Lon- 
don, for Dodsley. 8°. 

1767. 

Spiritual Songs, collected from the Holy Scriptures; and 
several of the Psalms, together with Solomon's Song, para- 
phrased; by John Barclay; Glasgow, for the author. — 
Lea Wilson. 8°. 

1768. 

New Test., a liberal translation ; by Ed. Harwood c, D. D., 
2 vols. London, for T. Becket and others. — Bodleian; 
Lambeth; Lea Wilson. 8^. 

New Test., with notes, (containing corrections of the transla- 
tion,) by Rev. John Wesley ; Bristol, by W. Pine. — Bod- 
leian. 4°. 

New Test., Rhemish ; revised by Dr. Challoner, in conjunc- 
tion with the Rev. F. Blyth ; with annotations, &c. [See 
Barnard's Life of Challoner.'] fol. 

Choheleth ; or, the Royal Preacher ; a poetical paraphrase 
of the Book of Ecclesiastes ; London, for J. Wallis. — 
Lea Wilson. [N. B. In some copies the date is errone- 
ously printed 1778.] 4°. 

The Book of Judges; Miscellaneous Dissertations, arising 
from the seventeenth and eighteenth chapters ; (contain- 
ing new translations of those chapters,) by the Rev. John 
Coleridge; London, {Orme's Bibliotheca Biblica.) 8°. 

1769. 

Bible ; with new marginal references^ ; Oxford, by Wright 
and Gill. — Bodleian; Pembroke College; Worcester College; 
Duke of Sussex ; Lea Wilson. fol. 

^ Published in Dodsley's Collection Standard Edition. The folio edition 

of Poems, vol. v. is very scarce, owing to the destruc- 

<= Some remarks on this singular tion of a large part of the impression, 

translation may be seen in a Latin by a fire in the warehouse in London. 

Dissertation by Carolus Boers, printed See a Letter from Dr. Blayney on the 

at Utrecht in 1768, 4°. And a severe subject, in the Gentleman's Magazine 

reproof of both the work and its au- for Nov. 1769, p. 517. Mr. Home, 

thor, in " A Letter to Mr. Harwood," " Introduction," vol. ii., notices a con- 

(by J. Mickle,) 8°. London, 1768. siderable omission, in Revelation xviii. 

d Edited by Rev. Dr. Blayney. It 22, which occurs in the quarto edition 

was long^nown by the name of the only. 



— i77i] THE BIBLE. 90 

The same ; Oxford, by Wright and Gill. — British Museum ; 

Christ Church; King's Library (large paper) ; Lea Wilson. AP. 
Bible ; with annotations ; Birmingham, by J. Baskerville. — 

(/ have seen it. H. C.) fol. 

Bible ; with annotations, differing from those of the preceding 

edition; Birmingham, by Boden and Adams. — (/ have 

seen it. H. C.) fol. 

1770. 

New Test. ; translated according to the present idiom of the 
English tongue ; with notes, &c. by John Worslcy ; Lon- 
don, for T. Cadell. — Bodleian ; Bible Society ; Lismore 
Library; Lea IVilson. 8°. 

The Life of Holy David ; in forty-five poetical cantos ; con- 
cordant to the Holy Scriptures ; by William Tans'ur ; 
Cambridge, by J. Archdeacon. — Lea Wilson. 8°. 

1771. 

The Book of Job, in verse ; translated from the original He- 
brew; with remarks, by Tho. Scott; London, by W. 
Strahan. — Bodleian. 4®. 

The Prophecies of Hosea; translated, with a commentary 
and notes, by James Neale, A. M. ; London, for the 
Author. — Bodleian; Lea Wilson. 8°. 

Scripture Songs, from the Old and New Testament; by 
the Rev. Ralph Erskine ; Edinburgh, by Gavin Alston. — 
Lea Wilson. 12<*. 

The Acts of the Days of the Son of Man ; or, the History 
of our Lord, &c. from the four Evangelists ; (translated 
from the German of Samuel Lieberkiihu ;) London, by 
M. Lewis. — Lea Wilson. 12<». 

Job, chap, xxxix. in verse; by the Rev. Thomas Warton, B.D. 
(printed in his "Poems;" reprinted in 1791, &c. &c.) 8<>. 

1772. 

Bible; with notes; Birmingham, by J. Baskerville. (From 
List, No. 1.) fol. 

Bible, adapted to the use of schools and private families, 
by Richard Wynne ; London, for J. Wilkie^. (/ have 
seen it. H.C.) 8«. 

« From this edition certain portions of the text are excluded. 
o2 



100 EDITIONS OF [1772- 

New Test., Rhemish ; London, no name. — Bodleian; Lea 
Wilson. 8°. 

Genesis, chapters iv. v.; translated, with notes, by the Rev. 
Abr. Dawson ; London, for T. Cadell and J. Johnson. — 
Bodleian; Trin. Coll. Dublin; Lea Wilson. 4P. 

Critical Remarks [in which are given new translations] on 
Job, Proverbs, Psalms, Ecclesiastes, and Canticles; by 
D. Durell, D.D.; Oxford, at the Clarendon Press.— 5oc?- 
leian; Trin. Coll. Dublin. 4o 

Poetical versions of several parts of Scripture ; by T. Gib- 
bons : (printed in " The Christian Minister,") London. 8°. 

1773. 

The Book of Job, in verse ; with notes, by Tho. Scott ; second 
edition; London, for J. Buckland. — Kinff^s Library; Bible 
Society; Lea Wilson. 8*^. 

The Pentateuch, Joshua, Judges, and four books of Kings ; 
literally translated from the Hebrew, with notes, by the 
Rev. Julius Rate, M.A. ; London, for W. Faden and 
others^. — Bodleian; Lismore. 4°. 

1773—- 5. 

The Harmony of the four Evangelists ; translated from the 
original Text; with notes, in four parts; by the Rev. 
Richard Baker, M.A.; London and Norwich g. S°. 

1774. 
Old Test., Hebrew and English; with remarks, and corrections 
of the English version ; by the Rev. Anselm Bayly, LL. D ; 
4 vols. ; London, for Cox and Biggs i^. — British Museum; 
King's Library. 8°. 

1775. 

The Song of Solomon, paraphrased ; Edinburgh, for Drum- 
mond. — Lea Wilson. 8°. 

The Book of Proverbs ; observations on (containing proposed 
emendations of the Text) ; by Thos. Hunt, D.D. Oxford.— 
Bodleian. ^o 

' Julius Bate was a " learned Hutch- 1 783-7. 8vo. 

" ij^sonian divine, of the Church of h See a detailed account of this edi- 

" England." tion^ in Le Long's Bibliotheca Sacra, 

e A second edition was pubhshed in by Masch, part i. p. 175. 



—1779] THE BIBLE. 101 

1776. 
Isaiah, chapter Hi. 13, to the end of liii., newly translated 
from the original Hebrew; with notes, by Wm. Green, 
M. A. ; Cambridge, by J. Archdeacon. — Christ Churchy 
Oxford; Trinity Coll. Dublin; Lea Wilson. 4«. 

1777. 

The First Epistle to the Corinthians; translated by Bishop 
Z. Pearce ; 2 vols. London, for T. Cadell. — Bodleian. 4°. 

1778. 

The Bible; in verse, by John Fellows; 4 vols. 12®. 

Bible, the self- interpreting ; with marginal references, a para- 
phrase, notes, &c. by J. Brown', 2 vols.; Edinburgh. — 
British Museum. 4P. 

Job, chapter xxxviii. ; paraphrased in verse (anonymous) ; 
Chesterfield, by J. Bradley. — Lea Wilson. 4<». 

Isaiah; a new translation; with a preliminary Dissertation, 
and notes, by Robert Lowth, D.D. Bishop of London ; 
London, by Jo. Nichols, for J.Dodsley. — Bodleian; Marsh's 
Library ; Lea Wilson. 4P. 

1779. 

The same; second edition; London, for J. Dodsley and T. 
Cadell. — King's Library ; Bible Society. 4". 

The Gospel according to St. Matthew ; a new translation 
from the French of MM. Beausobre and L'Enfant ; Cam- 
bridge, by J. Archdeacon''. — Bodleian; Lea Wilson. 8°. 

An Essay towards a literal version of the New Testament, in 
the Epistle of St. Paul to the Ephesians ; by John Callan- 
der, Esq.; Glasgow, by A. Foulis'. — British Museum ; Lea 
Wilson. 4°. 

* This was reprinted at London in ^ " In this work the order of the 

1 79 1. 4to. " Greek words is rigidly followed ; and 

•'This was reprinted frequently: "the English idiom entirely abandoned, 

viz. in 1788,80.: 1806,8°.: 1816,80.: '*The notes (strange to say) are in 

1819, 8o„ &c. " Greek." 



103 



EDITIOT^S OF [1780- 



1780. 
A Harmony of the Evangelists ; with an occasional para- 
phrase; by Joseph Priestley, LL.D.; London, for J. 
Johnson.— Bodleian ; Lea Wilson. 4°. 

1781. 
Translations and paraphrases, in metre, of several passages of 

Scripture; by a committee of the General Assembly of 

Scotland; Edinburgh, by J. 'Dickson.— Sion College. 8". 

St. Paul's First Epistle to the Thessalonians ; translated by 

Gilbert Wakefield"^ ; Warrington, by W. Eyres.— Bodleian; 

Br. Cotton ; Lea Wilson. 8". 

Poetical parts of the Old Testament ; newly translated from 

the Hebrew, with notes, by the Rev. Wm. Green, M. A. ; 

Cambridge, by J. Archdeacon. — Bodleian ; Christ Church ; 

All Souls College ; King's Library. 4°. 

The Song of Solomon; in metre, from the Hebrew; with 

critical notes, by Ann Erancis ; London, for J. Dodsley. — 

Bodleian; Lea Wilson. 4°. 

Ecclesiastes ; translated, with a paraphrase and notes, by 

Stephen Greenaway", A. B. ; Leicester, by J. Ireland. — 

Bodleian ; Dr. Cotton ; Lea Wilson. 8". 

1782. 

Bible, authorized ; Philadelphia, (U.S.) by R. Aitkin. (Be- 
lieved to be the first English Bible openly admitted to be 
printed in America. See Anderson's Annals of the Bible ; 
ii. p. ^72.)— Lea Wilson. 12°. 

Bible ; with notes, &c., wherein the mis- translations are cor- 
rected ; by the Rev Henry Southwell, LL. D. ; London, for 
J. Cooke. (/ have seen it. H. C.) fol. 

™ " Oflfered to the public as a speci- I purchased this book in 18 19, assured 

** men of an intended version of the me, that although he was one of the 

*' whole New Testament." See the au- publishers, it was the only complete 

thor's Preface to his version of St. Mat- copy he had ever seen. Besides Ec- 

thew's Gospel, 1782. clesiastes, it contains translations of a 

^ This singularly executed volume Samuel, chap, xxiii. ver. i — 7 : Isaiah, 

consists of three parts ; the two former chap. viii. ver. 20, 21, 22; chap. ix. 

of which, originally sold for one penny, ver. i — 5 ; also Psalm xxvii. in prose 

and three pence, are rarely to be met and verse. An etched portrait of the 

with. A London bookseller, of whom author is given in part 3. 



1785] THE BIBLE. 108 

The Gospel of St. Matthew ; newly translated with notes ; 
by Gilbert Wakefield; Warrington, by W. Eyres. — 
Bodleian ; Trinity Coll. Dublin ; Bible Society ; Lea 
Wilson. 4«. 

The History of the Ministry of Jesus Christ ; combined 
from the narrations of the four Evangelists ; by Robert 
Willan, M. D. ; London, by James Phillips. [N.B.— A 
second edition was published in 1786.] — Lea Wilson. 8°. 

1783. 

New Test., Rhemish; revised &c., by Dr. Challoner; 4th 
edition j Dublin, by R. Cross, and P. Wogan. (/ have seen 
it. H.C.) 120 

St. Paul's Epistle to the Hebrews ; a new translation from 
the Greek, with explanatory notes, by Rev. Samuel Hardy; 
London, for the author.— Lea Wilson. 8®. 

1784. 

Bible, authorized version; with explanatory notes, (falsely 
said to be) by Pope Clement XIV. (Ganganelli ;) London, 
for Jo. Kearsley. — Mmeum; Bodleian ; Earl Spencer. fol. 

Exodus ; a corrected translation, with notes, by the Rev. 
William Hopkins, B. A. ; London, for J. Johnson. — Bod- 
leian; Lea Wilson. 4-°. 

The Book of Esther ; paraphrased in blank verse ; by James 
Maxwell; Glasgow, for the author. — Lea Wilson. 12°. 

Isaiah, chapter lii. verse 13, to liii. verse 12 ; translated, with 
notes", [by Michael Dodson.] — Bodleian. 8". 

The Prophecy of Jeremiah, and the Book of Lamentations; 
translated, with notes, by Benj. Blayney, D.D.P ; Oxford, 
Clarendon Press. — Bodleian ; Bible Society ; Trinity Coll. 
Dublin; Lismore. 4®. 

1785. 

Bible, authorized version ; with notes by Thomas Wilson, 
D. I)., Bishop of Sodor and Man ; \nth additional marginal 
references, various renderings from other English versions 

o Printed in a volume, entitled, "Com- " ting the knowledge of the Scriptures." 
" mentaries and Essays, published by P Reprinted at Edinburgh, in 1810 ; 

" The [Unitarian] Society for promo- at London, 1836, 8vo. 



104 EDITIONS OF [17B5- 

&c., edited by Rev. Clement Crutwell^ ; 3 vols. Bath, by 

R. CriitweW.—Bodleian, ^c. ^c, 4°. 

Isaiah ; versified by the Rev. Gr. Butt, A. M. ; London, for T. 
CadelF. — Bodleian; Lea Wilson. 8°. 

Isaiah, chapter i. to xii. ; translated with notes, [by Michael 
Dodson;] London, sold by J. Johnson. — Bodleian. 8°. 

The twelve Minor Prophets ; an attempt towards an improved 
version, a metrical arrangement, and an explanation; by 
William Newcome, D.D., Bishop of Waterford; Dublin, 
by R. Marchbank. — Trinity Coll. Dublin; Marsh's Library ; 
Lea Wilson. 4P. 

The same ; London, for J. Johnson^. — Bodleian. 4P. 

1786. 

The Song of Solomon ; translated from the Hebrew, with 
notes, by the Rev. B. Hodgson, LL. D. ; Oxford, at the 
Clarendon Press. — Bodleian ; Lea Wilson. 4". 

Genesis ; chapters vi. to xvii. ; translated from the Hebrew, 
with notes, by the Rev. Abraham Dawson ; Norwich, by 
W. Chase. — Lea Wilson. 4°. 

1787. 

Exodus, chap. xi. xv ; Deuteronomy, chap, xxxii ; Numbers, 
chap, xxi ; Judges, chap, v ; 2 Samuel, chap, xxiii ; trans- 
lated by B. Kennicott, D.D.t; Oxford, for D. Prince.— 
Bodleian, ^c. 8<*. 

St. Paul's two Epistles to the Thessalonians ; literally trans- 
lated with notes ; by J. Macknight, D. D. ; London, for 
the author. — Bodleian ; Lea Wilson. 4P, 

q This edition contains the third possessor of a third. 

Book of the Maccabees, newly trans- r It was said, that some of Mr Butt's 

lated by the editor, which book had friends, not satisfied with this trans- 

not appeared in an English Bible since lation, bought up all the copies of 

Edmund Becke's edition of 1551. The the first edition immediately after its 

origmal MS. of Bishop Wilson is now appearance : but that the author, by no 

preserved in the Bodleian Library. means pleased with their care for his 

Twelve copies of this Bible were reputation, instantly published a second, 

printed on large paper, forming a mag- s n^ig book was reprinted in 1819 ; 

mficent set of books. One is in the and again in 1836. 

British Museum; a second in the * Printed in his " Remarks on Select 

JVmg 8 Library ; Earl Spencer is the " Passages of the Old Testament." 



— 1789] THE BIBLE. 105 

1788. 

Genesis, chapters i. ii, ill ; a new translation, with annotations ; 
by the Rev. Wm. Drysdale. Newcastle on Tyne. — Lea 
Wilson. 8°. 

Genesis, chap. i. ; Exodus, chap. xiii. xiv ; being a Specimen 
of a new translation of the Holy Bible, by the Rev. 
Alexander Geddes, LL. T)."; London, by R. Faulder. — 
Trinity Coll. Dublin; Lea fVilson. 4°. 

The Book of Proverbs ; translated from the Hebrew, with 
notes, by the Rev. B. Hodgson, LL. D. ; Oxford, at the 
Clarendon Press. — Bodleian ; Lea Wilson. 4°. 

*The Song of Deborah ; an attempt to translate and explain 
the difficult passages in it ; with notes, by the Rev. Stephen 
Weston, B. D ; Exeter, for Payne and Son. (No date.) — 
Lea Wilson. 

EzECHiEL ; an attempt towards an improved version, a metri- 
cal arrangement, and an explanation; by W. Newcome, 
D. D., bishop of Waterford ; Dublin, by R. Marchbank. — 
Bodleian; Trin. Coll. Dublin; Lismore ; Lea Wihon. 4°. 

1789. 

The Pentateuch ; newly translated, with a comment, by Isaac 
Delgado, {" a learned London Jew") ; London, for the 
author. — Bodleian; Lea Wilson. 4°. 

The Revelation ; translated, with notes, by Wm. Cooke ; 
Yarmouth, by Downs and March. — Bodleian ; Lea Wilson. 8". 

The Acts of the Apostles ; translated from the original, with 
notes, by the Rev. Jo. Willis, B. D. ; London, for T. Payne. 
— Lea Wilson. 8^. 

The Four Gospels ; translated, with notes, by George Camp- 
bell *, D. D. ; 2 vols. ; London, for Strahan and Cadell. — 
Bodleian; Trinity Coll. Dublin. 4". 

New Test., Rhemish ; with annotations. Sixth edition (the 
2d in folio) with cuts; Liverpool, by P. Wogan. — Bp. 
Daly. fol. 

The Pentateuch, Hebrew and English; with notes by L. 

" N.B.— These portions are in the Aberdeen, 1803-4: at Edinburgh, 2 
first edition of Dr. Geddes' Proposals vols. 1807; at London, 3 vols. 181 2; 
for his new version of the Bible. at Aberdeen, 4 vols. 1814 ; at London, 

» This work was republished at 3vo]s. 1821. 

P 



106 EDITIONS OF [1789— 

Soesmans, corrected and translated by David Levi; 5 
vols. ; London, by Lion Soesmans & Co. — Earl Spencer. 8°. 

The Gospels ; observations on the expediency of revising the 
present English version of the Four Gospels, and Acts of 
the Apostles, [containing many corrections of the present 
text] ; by John Symonds, LL. D. ; Cambridge. — Bodleian. 4°. 

New Test. ; a new translation of those parts only which are 
wrongly translated in our common version ; by Gilbert 
Wakefield y; London, for J. Deighton. — Lea Wilson. 80. 

1790. 

New Test. ; with an analysis of the books and chapters, by 
the Rev. John Wesley ; London, printed and sold at the 
New Chapel, City-road. [" In this edition the translation 
" is brought as near as possible to the original. The 
" alterations are exceedingly small ; but they may be of 
" considerable importance.^^ — Extract from the Preface.] 12°. 

The Gospels ; with moral reflections, from the French of P. 

Quesnel ; 3 vols. ; Bath. 8°. 

EccLEsiASTEs j translated from the original Hebrew, with 
notes, by the Eev. B. Hodgson, LL. D. ; Oxford, for D. 
Prince. — Bodleian; Lea Wilson. 4P. 

The Book of Isaiah ; translated, with notes, supplementary to 
those of Bishop Lowth ; by a layman, (M. Dodson ;) Lon- 
don, for J. Johnson. — Bodleian; Lismore ; Lea Wilson. 80. 

1791. 

Bible, Douay-Hhemish ; fifth edition, newly revised and cor- 
rected; Dublin, by H. Fitzpatrick, for Rd. Cross ^ — Duke 
of Sussex. 4P. 

New Test. ; translated by Gilbert Wakefield, B. A. ; 3 vols. ; 
London, by J. Deighton.— ^oc?^e^«^^; Lea Wilson. 8°. 

Isaiah ; Bishop Lowth's version ; with preliminary observa- 
tions, by Jo. Smith, D. D. ; London, by C. Paramore. — 
Sion College. 8°. 

y In his Preface, Mr. Wakefield the years 179 1 and 1795, that he effect- 
strongly urges the necessity for a new ed his design. 

translation of the New Testament ; and z This edition received the express 

declares himself ready to undertake sanction of Dr. Troy, titular arch- 

the work, if sufficient encouragement bishop of DubUn; and has generally 

should be given. We shall see, under been regarded as a standard. 



1793] THE BIBLE. 107 

St. Paul's Epistle to the Galatllns ; with M. Luther's com- 
mentary, (reprinted from the edition of 1575 ;) Wigan, 
Wm. Banckes. [/ have seen it, H. C] 4P, 

1792. 

Bible », authorized ; Oxford, at the Clarendon Press. — Rev. 
Dr. Cotton. 8°. 

Bible, (i. e. Genesis to Ruth) ; translated, with various read- 
ings, notes, &c. by the Rev. Alex. Geddes, LL.D. ; 2 vols.''; 
London, for R. Faulder. — Bodleian. 4fi. 

Daniel ; an improved version attempted, with notes, by the 
Rev. T. Wintle, B. D. ; Oxford, for J. Coo\iQ<^.— Bodleian ; 
Lisniore; Lea Wilson. 4°. 

1793. 

Isaiah*^ ; translated by Bishop Lowth; Perth, by R. Morrison. 

— Rev. Br. Cotton. 
Job, ch. xxxix. 19, &c. ; newly translated. (See Gentleman's 

Magazine, p. 891.) 
1 Corinthians, chapt. xiii. paraphrased in verse, by Matthew 

Prior ; (in Anderson's British Poets) ; Edinburgh. S°. 



* Remarkable for a mistake in St. 
Luke, chap. xxii. 34, where St. Philip 
instead of St. Peter, is named as the 
disciple who should deny Christ. I 
have inserted this Bible, as well as that 
of the year 171 1, chiefly in order to 
point out the necessity of extreme care 
in the correction of the sheets, in im- 
pressions of the Sacred Text. A variety 
of instances might be alleged, where 
inattention to this particular has pro- 
duced, not only nonsense, but, what is 
much worse, a sense totally different, 
nay, even contrary to that which 
should have been given. Similar mis- 
takes have occurred in many of our 
Prayer-books. I have seen, in the 
Lambeth library, a Prayer-book in 
which a prayer was concluded in these 
words, " thro' the unrighteousness of 
" our Lord Jesus Christ." In the 
cathedral at Cashel there is now in 
use a 40. Prayer-book, printed in 1813 
at the Clarendon Press, Oxford, in 



which it is ttvice read in the IJtany, 
" O Lamb of God, which takest away 
" the sins of the Lord." In an Ame- 
rican newspaper of the year 1776 the 
following tale is related : " A printer 
" in England, who printed the Book 
" of Common Prayer, unluckily omitted 
" the letter c in the word * changed,' 
" in the following sentence : ' We shall 
" * all be changed in the twinkling of 
" * an eye.' A clergyman, not so at- 
" tentive to his duties as he should 
" have been, read it to his congrega- 
" tion as it was printed, thus — ' We 
" * shall all be hanged in the twink- 
" • ling of an eye.' " 

^ The second volume was published 
in 1797; to these was added, in 1800, 
a volume of " Critical Remarks," by 
the same author. 

c This was reprinted in 1836. 8*. 

^ The fourth edition was published 
at London in 1795 : the fifth, at Edin- 
burghini8o7. Again,in 1822, i836,&c. 
p 2 



8«. 



108 EDITIONS OF [i793— 

Isaiah, part of chapt. xiv. paraphrased in verse ; by Elijah 
Fenton ; (published in " Miscellaneous Poems and Transla- 
tions ;'^ and reprinted in Anderson's British Poets;) Edin- 
burgh. 

David's Lamentation over Saul and Jonathan ; paraphrased 
in verse, by William Somerville ; (in Anderson's British 
Poets;) Edinburgh. 8". 

Habakkuk, chapt. iii. ; part of Psalm xiv.; St. Matthew, chap, 
vi.; the Song of Moses ; David's Lamentation over Saul; 
and Psalm civ. paraphrased in verse; by Aaron Hill; (in 
Anderson's British Poets ;) Edinburgh 80. 

Job, chapt. xxxix. 19, &c.; a new translation, by D. G., occurs 
in the Gentleman's Magazine for October. 

An Essay towards a poetical version of 1 Corinthians, ch. xiii. 
signed " Junius Rusticus." Ibid. 

A Poetical paraphrase of the same chapter, by Eusebia. Ibid. 
for December. 

1794. 

Bible, Douay-Rhemish ; sixth edition, newly revised; with 
notes; Dublin, by James Reilly. {I have seen it. H. C.) fol. 

Old Testament ; corrections of various passages in the En- 
glish version; byW. H. Roberts, D. D., Provost of Eton 
College ; London, by J. Nichols. — Bodleian ; Trinity Coll. 
Dublin; Lea Wilson. 8**. 

An attempt to translate the prophetic part of the Apocalypse 
into familiar language, by divesting it of the metaphors in 
which it is involved ; by James Winthrop ; Boston (U. S.) 
— Museum. 8°. 

The Epistles ; observations on the expediency of revising the 
present English version [containing many corrections] ; 
by John Symonds, LL. D. ; Cambridge. — Bodleian. 4P. 

1795. 

New Test. ; translated by Gilbert Wakefield e, B. A.; 2 vols. ; 

London, by G. Kearsley. — Trin. Coll. Dublin; Lismore. 8°. 

New Test. ; translated by the Rev. T. Haweis, LL. B. ; Lon- 
don, for T. Chapman. — Bodleian. S^. 

All the Apostolic Epistles ; literally translated ; with a com- 

^ The second edition, with improvements. 



1799-] THE BIBLE. 109 

mentary and notes, by J. Macknight', D. D.; 4 vols.; 
Edinburgh, for the author. — Bodleian. 4P. 

A Harmony of the Gospels, from the Resurrection to the 
Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ ; by the Rev. Thomas 
Cranfield, B.A. Dublin. {I have seen it. H. C.) fol. 

The Song of Solomon ; a literal version of a Dutch transla- 
tion by J. C. Doederlein. (See Critical Review, vol. xv. 
Appendix.) 8®. 

1796. 

New Test.; an attempt towards a revised translation, by 
Archbishop W. Newcome ; 2 vols. Dublin, by J. Exshaw. 
— Bodleian; lAsmore ; Lea Wilson. 8**. 

The Book of Job ; an improved version attempted, with notes 
and Dissertation, by Charles Garden, D.D. ; Oxford, for 
J. Cooke. — Bodleian; Lea Wilson. 8°. 

Jonah ; translated from the original, with notes, by the Rev. 
George Benjoin; Cambridge, by J. Burges. — Bodleian; 
Bible Society; Lea Wilson. %°, 

1797. 

Zechariah ; newly translated, with notes, by B.Blayney, D.D.; 
Oxford, for J. Cooke. — Bodleian; Trinity Coll. Dublin; 
Lea Wilson. 4°. 

1798. 

New Test. ; a translation humbly attempted by Nathan Scar- 
lett and others; London, for Rivingtonss. — Bodleian; 
Lismore ; Bible Society ; Dr. Cotton. 8®. 

1799. 

Bible ; translated and interpreted after the Eastern manner, 

' Reprinted in 1809, 4 vols. ; in 1821, the harmony of S. Matthew and S. Luke 

4 vols., &c. in their account of Christ's genealogy. 

e There is an edition of the same In his preface the author describes 

year in 12°. The volume contains an the design and character of his ver- 

engraved title-page ; also a frontispiece, sion : " While an attempt is made to 

and two other engravings; preface, five "bring this sacred Book somewhat 

leaves ; table of contents, (engraved) " nearer to the English idiom at this 

one page; the text, p. i — 483: ob- " day, still care is taken to steer be- 

servations on some terms used in this " tween the two extremes, of being 

translation, [viz. Immersion, Restore, " too servile and Uteral on the one 

Ages, iliionian] p. i — vi. At p. 116 is " hand, or too periphrastic on the 

an engraved folding Table, shewing " other." 



110 EDITIONS OF [i799— 

by D. M^Rae, (—M'^ Ray— or J.M. Eay^); London, sold 

by Longmans. — Duke of Sussex ; Lea Wilson. 8°. 

1800. 

Bible ; collected and arranged systematically, in thirty books, 
by Matthew Talbot ; Leeds, by E. '^dme^.— Bodleian. 4". 

A Harmony of the Epistles, by the Rev. Peter Roberts, 
M.A.; Cambridge, by J. Bmge^.— Bodleian; Trinity Coll. 
Dublin. '*°- 

Bible, authorized ; with engravings, splendidly printed, edited 
by Thos. Macklin; 7 vols. London, by T. Bensley'.— 
Bodleian. fol* 

Job. — A Paraphrase (in verse) on the Book of Job ; by Rev. 
V. L. Bernard, A. M.; Norwich, by Stevenson and Co. — 
Lea Wilson. 8°. 

The Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament, by 
way of Abstract ; containing what is most especially in- 
structive in the historical parts, &c. by John Kendall J ; 
2 vols. London, by William Phillips. — The Friends' Library, 
Dublin. 13«. 

St. John^s Gospel, chapter i.; a new translation. — See Gen- 
tleman's Magazine, p. 922. 

1801. 
The Song of Solomon ; literally translated, with a com- 
mentary and notes, by Tho. Williams, Esq.; London, for 
T. Wilhams.— Le« Wilson. 8". 

^ The author spelled his name in all a member of the Society of Friends, 

the different ways noticed above. He He states, " that he only intends it as 

was a native of Scotland, was born " an Abstract or Epitome of the Bible ; 

about 1750, and died in 1816. Be- " in which such parts are retained as 

sides this version of the Bible, he pub- " are in an especial manner instructive 

lished several pieces, chiefly on theo- " to young persons, &c." — " It is not 

logical or philosophical subjects. The " intended to supersede the reading of 

New Testament of this edition is dated " the Scriptures at large by those who 

1798. The Apocrypha is omitted. The " are come to an age of discernment." 

translation is paraphrastic. — Quaere, if — " Some small alteration is made as 

it was reprinted in 1802, as is stated " to words and expressions used in 

by Mr. C. Roger ? "the common translation; and some 

i It appeared necessary to make " words are taken from the marginal 

mention of this edition, as being con- " reading : but I have been cautious 

fessedly one of the most splendid spe- « of making any alteration as to the 

cimens of printing and artistic decora- « sense of the text, which I believe is 

tion to be met with. «* much agreeing with the original."— 

J The author of this Compilation was Preface. 



— 1804] THE BIBLE. Ill 

HosEA ; translated from the Hebrew, with notes, by Samuel 
Horsley, D.D. Bisliop of Rochester; London, by J.Nichols. 
— Bodleian; Lea JVilson. 4«». 

The Four Gospels ; a poetical version, by Ralph Darling ; 
Hull, by Robert Veck^.— Lea Wilson. 4". 

1802. 
No edition. 

1803. 

New Test., Rhemish ; with annotations ; seventh edition ; 
Dublin, for R. Cross.— /?<?v. Dr. Cotton. 12<». 

The English Diatessaron ; with notes, by R. Warner'. 

The same; by T. Thirl wall; London, for J. Spragg. — Sion 
College. 8°. 

The Song of Songs, or sacred Idylls; translated from the 
Hebrew, with notes, by John Mason Good, M.A.; Lon- 
don, for G. Kearsley. — Bodleian ; Lea Wilson. 8°. 

An Attempt to rescue the Holy Scriptures from the ridicule 
they incur with the inconsiderate, occasioned by incorrect 
translations ; [containing new translations of various con- 
troverted passages of the Old and New Testament,] by 
Robert Tomlinson, Esq. ; London, for W. Baynes. — 
Bodleian. 8°. 

The Book of Isaiah, Hebrew and English ; the Hebrew sym- 
metrically arranged, and the English altered from that of 
Bishop Ijowth; by Joseph Stock, D.D. I^ishop of Killala; 
Bath, by R. Crutwell. — Bodleian ; Trinity Coll. Dublin. 4**. 

1804. 

New Test., &c. harmonized by the late Dr. Doddridge ; by 
B. Boothroyd; Pontefract, for the author. — Lea Wilson. 12°. 

New Test., Rhemish ; Edinburgh, by John Moir. — Lea 
Wilson. 8°. 

Hosea; translated by Bishop Horsley; second edition cor- 
rected, with additional notes ; London, for J. Hatchard. — 
Bodleian. 8". 

^ " The writer of the following me- " and pious Translators of the Scrip- 

" trical version of the Gospels has ** tures have executed in prose." — 

** limited himself to the faithful ex- Preface. 
" pression, in verse, of what our learned ^ This was reprinted at Bath in 1819. 



112 EDITIONS OF [1804- 

EccLESiASTES, chap. i. to v., paraphrased in verse ; by Henry- 
Earl of Surrey ; (printed, with three Psalms by him, in 
" Harington's Nugse Antiquse/' by Thomas Park ;) Lon- 
don. — Bodleian. 8°. 
1805. 

Bible, Douay-Rhemish j with annotations; first American, 
from the fifth Dublin, edition; Philadelphia, by Matthew 
Carey. — (/ have seen it. H. C.) 4". 

Bible, Douay, revised by Dr. Challoner, with annotations ; 
4 vols. Edinburgh, for John Maire. — {I have seen i^ H. C.) 12°. 

The Gospel according to Matthew ; translated from the ori- 
ginal Greek, and illustrated from the writings of Emmanuel 
Swedenborg ; with notes by the translator, [Rev. I. Clowes;] 
London, I. and E. Hodson. — Lea Wilson. 8". 

An attempt to rescue the Holy Scriptures, &c., by a new 
translation of controverted passages ; by Robert Tomlinson, 
Esq. ; for W. Baynes. — Lea Wilson. 8*^. 

The Book of Job ; metrically arranged, and newly translated, 
by Joseph Stock, D.D. Bishop of Killala^ ; Bath, by R. 
CrutweU. — Oriel College ; Lea Wilson. 4°. 

Ezra and Nehemiah ; translated by Theoph. Browne. 8°. 

The Revelation ; translated, with notes, and a dissertation, 
by J. C. Woodhouse, D. D. ; London, for J. Hatchard. — 
British Museum ; Bodleian. 8°. 

Selections from the New Testament, according to the most 
approved modern translations; by Theophilus Browne; 
London, by W. Vidler. — Bodleian. 8°. 

The Epistle to the Galatians ; being a specimen of a new 
version of the New Testament, with notes, &c., (anonymous;) 
London, by T. White. — Bodleian. 4". 

1806. 

All the Apostolic Epistles ; newly and literally translated 
from the Greek, by James MacKnight, D.D. ; second 
edition; 4 vols.; London. 8°. 

The Song of Deborah ; in verse, by Richard Cumberland, 
Esq.n ; London, for Lackington and Co —Bodleian. 4". 

™ The authorized version accom- that he had versified several selected 

panies this translation. passages from the Old and New Testa- 

^^ ^ Printed in "Memoirs of R. Cum- ment; but that this was the only one 

" berland." The author there says, which remained among his papers. 



i8io.] THE BIBLE. IIS 

1807. 

New Test. ; or, the New Covenant, according to Luke, Paul, 
and John ; published in conformity to the plan of the 
Rev. E. Evanson, M. A. ; London, for J. Johnson. — 
Bodleian ; Lismore ; Lea Wilson. 8°. 

The Gospel of St. Matthew, in English (Saxon), from the 
Durham Book of the eighth century ; by Sam. Henshall, 
M.A.; London. — Bodleian. 8°. 

1808. 

Bible, Douay-Rhemish ; Dublin, by Richard Coyne. 

Bible, translated from the Septuagint version ; with the New 
Testament translated from the original Greek ; by Charles 
Thompson, 4 vols. ; Philadelphia, by Jane Aitken**. — Lea 
Wilson. 8°. 

New Test., an improved version?, on the basis of Archbishop 
Newcome'*s translation; with notes; London, by J. 
Johnson. — Bodleian; Lismore. 8°. 

The same ; same version without the notes ; London, by J. 
Johnsonq. 12o. 

The Gospel History, in a connected series; (a new trans- 
lation,) with notes, by Robert Thompson ; London, for T. 
Hamilton. — Lea Wilson. 8°. 

1809. 

The Twelve Minor Prophets; an improved version attempted, 
&c., by Archbishop Newcome ; second edition, with addi- 
tional notes; Pontefract, by B. Boothroyd. — Bodleian. 8°. 

New Test., Unitarian version; printed from the London 
edition ; Boston, (U. S.) — British Museum. 8°. 

1810. 
New Test., Rhemish ; with annotations, 8th edition ; Dublin, 

by H. Fitzpatrick. (/ have seen it. H. C.) 12o. 

The same, 8th edition; corrected by the Rev. B. Meinahan; 

Dublin, by P. Wogan. (/ have seen it. H. C.) 12°. 

o This is the first translation into that matter, consult the advertisement 

English from the Septuagint. prefixed to Mr. Belsham's translation 

P This is an Unitarian version. For of St. Paul's Epistles, 4°. 1822. 

an account of its formation, and the 1 It is said, that three distinct edi- 

share which Mr. Thos. Belsham had in tions were issued at the same time. 



114 EDITIONS OF [1810— 

New Test., translated by John Wicliffe^j London, by T. 

Hamilton. — Bodleian; Bible Society ; Lea Wilson. 4P, 

Job, chapter xli. ; translated by the Rev. W. Vansittart, M. A. ; 
Oxford, at the University Press^. — Bodleian. 80. 

The Book of Job ; translated from the Hebrew, by Elizabeth 
Smith t; Bath, by R. Crutwell. — Bodleian; Trinity Coll. 
Dublin; Lea Wilson. 8°. 

Jeremiah ; and the Lamentations ; translated by B. Blayney, 
J). D., with notes, second edition ; Edinburgh. 8°. 

A Paraphrase, in verse, on the Book of Ecclesiastes ; re- 
printed from the edition of 1768; with the authorized ver- 
sion, supplementary notes, corrections and improvements ; 
by Nathaniel Higgins ; Whitchurch, for Rivingtons. — Lea 
Wilson. 80. 

1811. 

Bible, Douay-Rhemish ; with notes, &c., 4 vols. ; Dublin, by 

R. Coyne; and London, by Repton and Co. — Lea Wilson. 12°. 
The Reformers' Bible; authorized version, with Genevan 

notes ; edited by Rev. Thos. Webster, M.A. ; London. 4fl. 

St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans ; paraphrased ; London, 

for M. Richardson. — Lea Wilson. 13°. 

Canticles, or Solomon's Song ; newly translated, with notes; 

by the Rev. C. Fry, A.B. ; London, for Hatchard.— Zea 

Wilson. go^ 

Deuteronomy, chap, xxxii. and xxxiii. literally translated from 

the Hebrew Text, by Oxoniensis, {Gentleman's Magazine, 

p. 512, and 609.) 

1812. 
New Test. ; a modern, correct, and close translation, arranged 

in order of time, with notes, [by W. WilUams ;] London, 

by J. ^tockAsile.— Bodleian ; Bible Society ; Lea Wilson. 4°. 
Esther, chapter x. to xvi. ; literally translated from an Indian 

Hebrew MS., by Tho. Yeates, D.D. ; Cambridge, by J. 

Smith. — Bodleian 4,0 

The Book of Job ; literally translated from the Hebrew, and 

restored to its natural arrangement, with notes ; by J. 

Mason Good, M. D. ; London, for Black and Co.— Bodleian. 8°. 

r Edited by the Rev. H. H. Baber, s Published in a Sermon preached 

with a Memoir of Wicliffe, and an ac- before the University of Oxford 
count of the Saxon and English ver- t Edited, with a preface and annota- 

sions of the Scriptures, anterior to the tions, by the Rev. F. Randolph D D 
fifteenth century. r > • • 



i8i6.] THE BIBLE. 115 

The Proverbs of Solomon ; arranged under different heads, 
&c. ; London, for the Author. — Lea Wilson. 12o. 

The Four Gospels, translated from the Greek, &c. ; by George 
Campbell, D.D. ; 3 vols., Edinburgh, for J.Ogle.— 2/.^/&o«. 8». 

Genesis, chap, xlix.; a new version, by Oxoniensis. (See 
Gentleman^s Magazine, p. 127.) 

1813. 

Bible, Douay-Rhemish ; Dr. Challoner's text; with notes, by 
Tho. Haydock ; 2 vols. ; Manchester, by T. Haydock, (or, 
by Oswald Syers.) {I have seen it. H.C.) fol. 

A Harmony of the iv. Gospels ; with notes, by Jo. Cham- 
bers ; Retford, by E. G. Woodhead.— ^orf/eiaw. 8°. 

1814. 
New Test., Rhemish; with annotations, &c. ; Dublin, by 

D.Wogan. (I have seen it. H.C.) 12°. 

The Four Gospels ; translated from the Greek, &c., by Geo. 

Campbell, D. D. ; 4 vols. ; Aberdeen. — Bible Society. 

1815. 
Bible; a revised translation and interpretation after the 

Eastern manner; with a commentary, by J. M. Ray (J. 

McRay, or D. M'^Rae) ; Glasgow, for R. Hutchinson. — 

Bodleian; Lea Wilson. 
New Test. ; translated from the Vulgate v; stereotyped from 

the edition of 1749; London, by A. Wilson. — British 

Museum. 8°. 

EccLEsiASTES, chapter i. to v.; paraphrased in verse, by 

Henry Earl of Surrey*; London, for Longman and Co. — 

Bodleian. 4°. 

Hymns and Songs of the Church ; by G. Wither ; London, 

by T. Ben^leyy.— Bodleian. 12«. 

A Synopsis of the Four Evangelists, in their own words, by 

Charles Thompson ; Philadelphia. 8°. 

1816. 

Bible, Douay-Rhemish; with annotations; revised according 
to the Clementine edition (approved by Most Rev. Dr. 

V I believe that this edition was pub- Lord Surrey and Sir Thomas Wyat, 
lished by " the Roman Catholic Bible edited by Dr. Nott. 
Society." y This reprint of Wither was edited 

« Printed in the collected Works of by Sir J. Egerton Bridges. 

q2 



116 EDITIONS OF [1816- 

Troy Dublin, by R. Coyne ^— King's Library ; Bible 
Society ; Trinity Coll. Dublin. 4°. 

New Test.; translated from the Greek; and the Four Gospels 
arranged in harmony ; with notes ; by the Rev. William 
Thomson % M.A.; 3 vols.; Kilmarnock, by H. Crawford. 
— Bodleian ; Lea Wilson. 8°. 

New Test., Rhemish ; with notes ; Dublin, by R. Coyne. 8". 

The Apostolical Epistles; translated by Dr. Macknight ; 6 
vols.; London, for Longman and Co.— Bible Society. 8°. 

Biblical Gleanings; [containing proposed corrections of 
many passages of Scripture supposed to be mistranslated 
in our authorized version ;] by Thomas Wemyss ; York. — 
Bodleian. 8°. 

1817. 

Bible; an improved version ; with notes and reflections; by 
B. Boothroydb, LL.D.; Pontefract and London ; 3 vols. — 
Duke of Sussex. 4°. 

Bible ; with a selection of notes, published under the direc- 
tion of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge; 
by the Rev. George Doyley, D. D., and Rev. Richard Mant, 
D. D.; 3 vols.; Oxford, Clarendon Press c. — Bodleian, &c. 4o. 

Bible ; with Canne^s notes; New York, stereotyped, by Collins 
and Co. 4°. 

New Test., Rhemish, with annotations; Belfast, by J. Smyth. 12°. 

New TEST.d (Unitarian version) ; fourth edition, improved ; 
London. — Trinity Coll. Dublin. 8<*. 

z See a minute account of the curi- then resided. In 1810 he commenced 

ous circumstances attending the pubU- an edition of the Hebrew Bible, and 

cation of this edition, and of another finished its publication in 181 . He 

printed at Cork in 18 18, in the rev. R. then began this translation of the 

M^Ghee's " Complete Notes of the Bible into English ; and (it is said) 

" Douay Bible and Rhemish Testa- finished the correction of the last sheet 

" ment." 8°. 1837. of the work in the last week of his life, 

a " This version is studiously made in September 1836. 
" as literal as possible." Preface, c This was reprinted at New York 

^ Benjamin Boothroyd was born in in the next year : and has been repub- 
Yorkshire, in 1768. He was the son hshed more than once, at Oxford, and 
of a shoemaker : but by means of dili- also at Cambridge, 
gence and hard study succeeded in d Collation: Title; Introduction, 
raising himself to a respectable and in- p. i-xxvi : Advertisement to the fourth 
dependent position. He became minis- edition, giving account of its altera- 
ter of a Dissenting chapel at Halifax tions and improvements, 2 pages : Ta- 
in Yorkshire, and afterwards at Hud- bles and Contents, 2 pages : Map of 
dersfield. In 1807 he published a the Holy Land : Text, p. 1-626: Ad- 
short History of Pontefract, where he denda, i leaf. 



_i8i9] THE BIBLE. 117 

The SoNO of SoLOMUN ; translated and arrauged in the poetic 
form; by W. Davidson^ esq.; London, for the author. — 
Bodleian ; Lea Wilson. 8®. 

1818. 

Bible; newly translated from the Original; with notes, by 
John Bellamy; London, for Longman and Co.^— Bodleian. 4°. 

Bible, Douay-Rhemish ; with annotations, &c.; published by 
A. M<^Namara ; Cork, for the proprietor f. — Lismore 
Library. 4°. 

New Test., Rhemish ; London, by Keating and Brown. — Lea 
Wilson. 12«>. 

The same ; edited by M. Sidney, and revised by the Rev. R. 
Horrabin; London, by P. and F. Hack. — Lea Wilson. 12°. 

New Test.; the Gospels translated by Geo. Campbell, D. D.; 
the Acts and Revelation, by Philip Doddridge ; and the 
Epistles, by J. Macknight, D. D.; London, for John Le- 
pard. — Bodleian ; THnity Coll. Dublin. 12°. 

The Song of Solomon ; in verse, by Thomas Miller; Edin- 
burgh, by Thomas TumbulL — Bodleian. 16°. 

1819. 

Genesis ; a new version of the first three chapters of Genesis; 
accompanied with Dissertations ; by Essenus (John Jones, 
an Unitarian minister ?) London, for R. Hunter. — Bod- 
leian; Lea Wilson. 8°. 

Proverbs ; an attempt towards an improved translation of the 
Proverbs of Solomon ; with notes ; by the Rev. Geo. Hol- 
den, M. A. ; Liverpool, for the author. — Lea Wilson. 8°. 

The Book of Proverbs; in verse, by C. Caldicott; London, 
— British Museum. 12°. 

The Gospel according to John ; translated from the Greek, 
and illustrated from the writings of Em. Swedenborg ; with 
notes by the translator; (Rev. J. Clowes ;)' Manchester, by 
J. Gleave. — Lea Wilson. 8°. 

The Epistles of Paul the Apostle ; translated from the 
Greek, and arranged in the order in which they were pro- 

e Parts 1 to 8 have appeared ; the criticism from several quarters, 
last, I think, in 1841. The work has ' See, above, the note upon the Doiiay 
been subjected to much and severe Bible of 181 6. 



118 EDITIONS OF [1819 

bably written ; with explanatory notes. Part I. Edinburgh, 
for P. mil.— Rev. Dr. Cotton. 8°. 

The Epistles of St. Paul to the Colossians, Thessalonians, 
Timothy, and Titus; and the General Epistle of St. 
James ; a new version from the Greek, and chiefly from 
the text of Griesbach; by Philalethes ; London, for R. Hun- 
ter. — Bodleian; Bible Society; Lea Wilson. 12°. 

1820. 

New Test., Rhemish ; Dublin, for Richard Coynes. — Rev. 
Dr. Cotton. 8«. 

Sacred Poetry; parts of the Old and New Testaments 
paraphrased in verse, by Rev. James Neligan ; Dublin, for 
the author. — Lea Wilson. 8<>. 

The First Book of Esdras, (i. e. the Second Book of the Apo- 
cryphal Esdras in our Bibles) ; translated from the Ethi- 
opic version, by the Rev. Richard Laurence, LL.D. ; Ox- 
ford, for the author. — Bodleian. 80. 

KING GEORGE IV. 

1821. 

Bible : the Old Test, arranged in chronological and histori- 
cal order, with notes ; by the Rev. Geo. Townsend, M.A.h; 
2 vols. London, for Rivingtons. — Bodleian. 80. 

The Diatessaron ; according to Dr. CampbelFs translation, 
and in the order adopted by Michaelis ; London. 8°. 

1822. 
Bible, Hebrew and English ; the English a new translation, 
with notes, by A. Alexander ; London, for L. Alexander. 
— Bodleian. 8°. 

e As this edition of the Testament late years, but with some sHght differ- 

was published without any notes, con- ences : also, some Testimonies from 

trary to the usual practice of Roman the Fathers, alleging that the Church 

Catholics, a small tract of 36 pages alone is competent to decide religious 

was circulated with it, entitled " Sup- questions ; and the Creed of Pope 

"plement to the Douay Testament Pius IV. This tract has no title- 

" without Note or Comment," This page. 

piece comprises those notes which were h xhe second edition was published 

usually printed with the Testament in in 182 : the third in 1828. 



1824] THE BIBLE. 119 

BiBLE^ Douay-Rhemish ; revised by G. L. Haydock ; with the 
inaccuracies of former editions corrected by the Rev. Dr. 
Hamil; Dublin, by T. Haydock. (/ have seen it. H. C.) 8«. 

EccLESiASTES I au attempt to illustrate the Book of Ecclesi- 
astes, by the Rev. George Holden, M. A.j London. 8®. 

The Epistles of Paul the Apostle ; translated, with an ex- 
position and notes, by Thos. Belsham; 2 vols. London, 
for the author '. — Bodleian. 

1823. 

Bible : a revision of the authorized version, (with notes,) by 
William Alexander h ; vol.1. York. — Bodleian. 8«\ 

New Test., translated from the Vulgate ; published by au- 
thority, and diligently compared with the original Greek ; 
London, for S. Bagster. — Lea Wilson. 8°. 

The Gospel according to Luke ; translated from the Greek, 
and illustrated from the writings of Em. Swedenborg, with 
notes, [by Rev. J. Clowes] ; Manchester, by W. D. Varey. 
— Lea Wilson. 8°. 

HoRiE Romance ; or, an attempt to elucidate St. Paul's Epi- 
stle to the Romans, by an original translation, explana- 
tory notes, and new divisions ; by Clericus ; London. — 
Bodleian. 8°. 

1824. 

Bible, Douay-Rhemish ; Dr. Challoner's text, with annota- 
tions, revised by the Rev. Dr. Gibson; London, Caxton 
press. 

Bible ; an improved version, with notes and a commentary, 
by Benjamin Boothroyd, LL.D.; 3 vols. Huddersfield, for 
the Author'*. — Duke of Sussex. 4°. 

The Holy Bible, arranged and adapted for family reading, 
with notes, &c. by a Layman of the Church of England ; 
2 vols. London, for Hatchard'. 4**. 

Zechariah : a Commentary on the Vision of Zechariah ; with 
a corrected translation, and critical notes, by John Sto- 
nard, D.D.; London. — Bodleian. 8°. 

*» Quaere, if this be the same with a ^ See note at the year 18 17, above. 

£?a^e/ess edition, mentioned below, under i The book is mutilated, by the 

the year 1835 • omission of all such parts as the editor, 

i See " Advertisement,'* for the prin- Mr. Watson, deemed objectionable, 
ciples of this Unitarian translation. 



120 



EDITIONS OF [1824- 



New Test., Rhemish; with annotations, references, &c.; se- 
cond edition, newly revised and corrected from the Vul- 
gate, (with engravings on wood); Dublin, by William 
Pickering. ^"• 

HoRiE Romans ; a new translation of St. Paul's Epistle to 
the Romans, by Robert Cox, M.A.; London, for J. Hatch- 
ard. — Lea Wilson. 8°- 

1825. 

Bible, authorized ; carefully printed from the most correct 
copies ; with a commentary and notes, by Adam Clarke, 
LL.D. ; 8 vols. London, for J. Butterworth. — Bodleian. 4". 

Bible, Douay-Rhemish ; revised and diligently compared with 
the Latin Vulgate ; with annotations. [This edition bears 
the approbation of Archbishop D. Murray] j Dublin, R. 
Coyne.— i^ev. Dr. Cotton, 8°. 

New Test., Rhemish ; London. — British Museum. 8°. 

St. Jude : the Cathohc Epistle of St. Jude ; with a para- 
phrase and notes, (by Rev. Henry Rutter"') ; London, by 
Keating and Brown. — Rev. Dr. Cotton. 12°. 

The Book of Job ; translated from the Hebrew, by George 
Hunt ; Bath, by Wood and Co. " — Bodleian ; Trin. Coll. 
Dublin; Lea Wilson. 8°. 

1826. 

New Test., Rhemish. 12<'. 

1827—8. 

Bible ; arranged in chronological and historical order, &c., by 
Rev. G. Townsend, M. A., 4 vols. ; London, for Rivingtons. 
— Lea Wilson. S°. 



™ This translation is taken from the ** accommodate itself to the language 

Vulgate. The book has an Introduc- " of this day, and to obviate a few 

lion, of 13 pages, which breathes a " presumed discrepancies which ap- 

very uncharitable spirit, as likewise " pear in our present version : the ob- 

do the notes. The criticism is very "ject of the translator will be more 

poor. " than answered. 

^ " If this small publication should " It has been our design to give a 

"attract the eye of a stranger, and "plain and literal version of the ori- 

" induce him to cultivate the Hebrew " ginal : in the prosecution of which, 

" language for the purpose of examin- " the authorities of Buxtorf and Park- 

" ing the sacred Scriptures in their " hurst have been uniformly consult- 

" divine original; if it be found to " ed." — Preface. 



—1829] THE BIBLE. 121 

The Book of Job ; a new translation^ with an exposition, by 
the Rev. John Fry ; London, for J. Duncan. — Bodleian ; 
Lea Wilson. 8®. 

The Book of Job ; an amended version, with notes, by George 
K Noyes ; Cambridge, (U.S.) by Hilliard and Brown. — 
Lea Wilson. 8**. 

Liber Ecclesiasticus, the Book of the Church ; newly trans- 
lated from the Latin Vulgate, by Luke Howard** ; London. 
— Bodleian. 8". 

A Poetical Paraphrase of 1 Corinthians, ch. xv., with notes ; 
by the Rev. George Skey ; London, for the author. — Lea 
Wilson. 18<». 

1828. 

New Test. ; the Gospel of God's Anointed, the Glory of Israel ; 
being a recent version of the Greek Scriptures, (commonly 
called the New Testament ;) London, for A. Greaves. — 
Lea Wilson. 18». 

The Book of Job ; in the words of the authorized version, ar- 
ranged and pointed in conformity with the Masoretical 
text, \hy Rich. Laurence, LL D., Archbishop of Cashel ;] 
Dublin, for W. Curry. — Bodleian. S**. 

St. Paul's Epistle to the Hebrews ; a new translation, with 
a commentary, by the Rev. Moses Stuart, M. A. ; Andover, 
United States. 8°. 

St. Paul's Epistle to the Hebrews ; a literal translation, with 
notes, by the Rev. G. V. Sampson ; London, Rivingtons. — 
Bodleian; Lea Wilson. 8<*. 

St. Paul's Epistles to Timothy and Titus ; translated from 
the Latin Vulgate, with notes ; Dublin, by W. Curry. — 
Ih-. Cotton. 12*». 

1829. 

The Apocrypha of the Book of Daniel ; containing the Story 
of Susanna, the Prayer of Azariah, the Hymn of the Three 
Children, and the History of Bel and the Dragon ; trans- 
lated from the Vulgate Latin, with notes, by Luke Howard ; 
London. — Bodleian. 8®. 



o For a character of this work, see the Christian Remembrancer, vol. ix. 
p. 263, &c. 

R 



122 EDITIONS OF [1830- 

1830. 

Bible, authorized ; except the substitution of the original 
Hebrew names in place of the English words, Loed and 
God ; part i. ; London. — Bodleian. S^. 

New Test, j in the common version, conformed to Griesbach's 
standard Greek text, [by Nathan Hale ;] Boston, by Gray 
and Bowen. — Dr. Cotton. 8°. 

Isaiah ; translated (with notes and remarks) by the Bev. 
Alfred Jenour; 2 vols; London, for J. B.Seeley. — Bodleian; 
Lea Wilson. 8°. 

Isaiah ; translated by the Bev. John Jones, M. A. ; Oxford, 
W. Baxter. — Bodleian. 8°. 

The Gospel by St. Matthew ; the received translation, with 
alterations, intended as an argument for a revised and cor- 
rected edition of the authorized version ; by , Queen's 

College, Cambridge; no place, date, nor printer.— Xcfl 
Wilson. 4p, 

KING WILLIAM IV. 

1831. 
The Proverbs of Solomon; a new translation, by Wm. 
French, D. D., and the Bev. George Skinner ; Cambridge, 
J. Smith. — Bodleian ,• Lea Wilson. 8° 

1832. 

The Book of Job ; a new version, (with notes,) by Fr. W. C. 
Umbreit, translated by J. H. Gray, 2 vols, [published in 
"The Biblical Cabinet;"] Edinhurgh.— Bodleian. 8". 

The five Books of Maccabees ; with notes, by the Bev. Henry 
Cotton, D. C. L. ; Oxford, University Press. — Bodleian. 8°. 

St. Paulas Epistles Illustrated ; including a new translation, 
by Charles Eyre, Clerk; Ipswich, for Longmans.— Zefl 
Wilson. 8®. 

The Bevelation of Jesus Christ ; newly translated from the 
original Greek ; with a plain reading, divesting it of all its 
metaphors, by George Pilkington, part i. ; London, E. 
Wihon.—Lea Wilson. 8°. 

1833. 
Bible, authorized; an exact reprint, page for page, of the 



—1834.] THE BIBLE. 12s 

original edition of 1611 ; Oxford, University Press. — 
Bodleian. fol. 

Bible, authorized; with amendments of the language, by 
Noah Webster, LL. D. ; New Haven, (U. S.) by Durrie 
and Peche. — Lea Wilson. 8°. 

New Test.; a new and corrected version, by Rodolphus 
Dickenson. [See a specimen, in Mr. Lea Wilson's Cata- 
logue of Bibles, p. 216J ; Boston, (U. S.) by Lilly, Wait, 
and Co. — Lea Wilson. 8<*. 

The Twelve Minor Prophets, literally translated from the 
Hebrew, with notes, by A. Pick ; London, by W. Straker. 
— Lea Wilson. 8°. 

St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans ; a new translation, with 
a commentary, by the Rev. Moses Stuart, M. A. ; repub- 
lished, with prefaces and an index, by J. Pye Smith and 
E. Henderson ; London, Holdsworth and Ball. — Bodleian ; 
Trin. Coll. Dublin. S°. 

The Epistle to the Hebrews; a commentary on it, and a 
new translation, by the Rev. Moses Stuart, M.A.; London, 
H. Fisher.— 7H». Coll. Dublin. 80. 

1833—7. 
A new translation of the Hebrew Prophets; arranged in 
chronological order, by George R. Noyes ; 3 vols. Boston 
(U. S.) C. Bowen.— Xea Wilson. 80. 

1834. 
New Test., Rhemish ; New York, by Jonathan Leavitt P. — 

Lea Wilson. 8<». 

The Four Gospels : specimens of a proposed translation from 

the received Greek text, on the basis of the authorized 

version, (by Rev. J. G. Tolley) ; London, for T. and W. 

Boone. — Lea Wilson. 8<*. 

The Gospel according to Matthew, translated by the Rev. 

W. J. Aislabie, A.M.; London, for Rivingtons. — Bodleian; 

Lea Wilson. 12°. 

The Epistle to the Hebrews ; a new translation, [by Josiah 

Conder] ; London, Holdsworth and Ball. — Lea Wilson. 12o. 

P This is a reprint of the first edition, (of 1583,) with the original preface and 
all the annotations. 

r2 



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EDITIONS OF 



[1835- 



1835. 

The Twelve Minor Prophets ; literally translated from the 
Hebrew, by A. Pick, [without the notes of the edition of 
1833.] London. 12°. 

Songs of the Prophets ; with prose remarks and metrical 
versions ; London, Orr and Smith. — Lea Wilson. 16°. 

The Epistle of St. Paul to the Romans ; a new translation 
(with a commentary), by M. Stuart; second edition; An- 
dover, (U. S.) — Museum. 8°. 

* The Pentateuch ; illustrated with notes, by William Alex- 
ander ; York, Wm. Alexander and Son^. — Mr. H. Russell, 
Dublin ; Rev. Dr. Cotton. 8". 



I This volume possesses a consider- 
able degree of interest, as exhibiting 
one attempt on the part of individual 
members of the Society of Friends to 
obtain an edition of the Bible fully 
adapted for audible reading in mixed 
family circles. Its title is, " The Pen- 
** tateuch, or the five Books of Moses; 
*' principally designed to facilitate the 
" audible or social reading of the Sa- 
" cred Scriptures ; illustrated with 
" notes, &c." Preface, p. v — xl. 
Sketch of the life of Moses, p. xli — 
lix. Explanations, i page. Introduc- 
tion to Genesis, p. Lxi — 66. The Text, 
p. 67 — 792. Interspersed through the 
work are several dissertations ; viz. on 
the life and character of Abraham ; on 
the character of Isaac; of Esau; of 
Jacob ; of Joseph ; prefatory observa- 
tions on the book of Exodus ; on the 
plagues of Egypt ; on the passage of 
the Red Sea ; on the instructions given 
to Moses on the mount ; on Leviticus ; 
on the religious and ceremonial laws 
of the Jews (100 pages); Historical 
Introduction to Leviticus; on Urim 
and Thummim; Historical Introduc- 
tion to Mumbers ; on the hfe and cha- 
racter of Aaron ; on the character and 
prophecies of Balaam; on the jour- 
neyings of the children of Israel (30 
pages); Historical Introduction to 
Deuteronomy. 

From the preface we collect, that 
this Pentateuch forms the first part of 



a Family Bible, designed to consist of 
three volumes. But so httle encou- 
ragement was oflfered to the author, 
that the subsequent portions, which 
were in great part prepared, were never 
published. The title-page looks like a 
substitute for the one originally given 
(qu. in 1823 ?) The author calls his 
work a " Revision." With respect to 
its plan, he says, (p. xiv.) "The prin- 
' cipal object of this work, the remov- 
ing of all impediment to the social 
* reading of the Holy Scriptures, has 
' been pursued on the following plan : 
' when the difficulty has arisen from 
' a single word or expression, the 
' sense of the original is conveyed in 
' terms adapted to the present design. 
' But when a whole narrative or pas- 
' sage occurs unsuitable for a mixed 
' audience, the verse or verses con- 
' taining it will be in Italic characters, 
' placed under the text, and quite 
' separated from it." 

Again, at p. xix. " The common ver- 
' sion of the Old and New Testaments 
' is decidedly preferable, in the au- 
' thor's estimation, to any which he 
' has examined : nor has he found 
' any translation of particular books, 
' which, upon the whole, he should 
' prefer. Some obsolete expressions, 
' which are almost unintelligible, it 
' seems desirable to remove : but the 
' style of the Enghsh version he by 
' no means wishes to change. Hence 



—1837] THE BIBLE. 125 

1886. 

New Testament, Tyndale's ; a reprint of the first (?) edition 
of 1526; with a memoir of Tyndale and his writings, 
by George Oflfor, Esq.; London, for Samuel Bagster. — 
Lismore. 8°. 

The Four Gospels ; arranged in a series of tabular parallels, 
on a new principle ; London, Rivingtons. — Bodleian. 8°. 

The Four Gospels ; a new version, with notes, by a Catholic ; 
(the Rev. John Lingard) London, for Jos. Booker. — Lea 
Wilson. 8«. 

Improved renderings of those passages in the English version 
of the New Testament, which are capable of being more 
correctly translated ; by Henry Craik ; London, Nisbet. — 
Bodleian. 8°, 

1836, 1837. 

The Book of the New Covenant ; being a critical revision of 
the Text and translation of the English version of the 
New Testament, &c. with annotations; by Granville Penn; 
2 vols. London, J, Duncan r. — Bodleian; Lismore. 8°. 

1837. 

New Test., Tyndale's; a reprint of the first edition, 1526; 
with a memoir of his life and writings. To which are 
annexed the essential variations of Coverdale^s, Thomas 
Matthew's, Cranmer's, the Genevan, and the Bishops' 
Bibles, as marginal readings, by J. P. Dabney ; Andover, 
Massachusetts, (U. S.) by Gould and Newman. — Lea 
Wilson. 8°. 

New Test., Rhemish; Belfast, by Simms and M^Intyre. — 
Lea Wilson. 24°. 

" it has been his study, in the altera- This part however, as previously stated, 
" tions which he has deemed needful, has not yet been published. 
" to assimilate his language to that ^ ITie work consists of Title ; Dedi- 
" standard, as much as circumstances cation " to the Universal Church of 
" will admit." " Christ;" the order of books, i leaf; 
In several parts of this volume the Text, p. 1-470; Annotations, with an 
author has given " a lineal arrange- expository preface, by Granville Penn, 
" ment" of passages, adapted to exhi- Esq.; London, 1837. pp. 568. Sup- 
bit the characteristic features of He- plemental Annotations, &c. 8vo. Lon- 
hrew poetry : and he informs us that don, 1838. pp. 170. The author de- 
a much larger quantity of these will clares that he had been employed on 
appear in the second volume, contain- this work thirty years, 
ing the poetical and prophetical books. 



126 EDITIONS OF [1837— 

The Book of Job ; translated from the original Hebrew, by 

Samuel Lee, D.D.; London, for J. Duncan. — Bodleian; 

Lea Wilson. 8°. 

The Gospel according to St. Matthew; a new version, by 

MM. De Beausobre and Lenfant ; London. — Bodleian. S^. 
The Gospel of John ; translated from the original Greek, by 

Bev. W. J. Aislabie ; Cheltenham, for the author. — Lea 

Wilson. 12°. 

A revision of the common English translation of the Gospel 

and of the Three Epistles of John ; London, B.Fellowes. 

— Bodleian; Lea Wilson. 8°. 

The Epistles ; a free and explanatory version, by the Bev. 

Edward Barlee ; London, for W. Pickering. — Lea Wilson. 12<*. 

QUEEN VICTORIA. 

18S8. 
Job ; a paraphrase (in verse) on the last ten Chapters, by the 
widow of a Clergyman, [Mrs. Walter Birch] ; London, for 
Bivingtons. — Lea Wilson. 8°. 

1839. 

Bible, Douay-Bhemish ; Belfast, Simms and M^Intyre. — 
Lea Wilson. 18°. 

Old Testament ; emendations of the authorized version, by 
Selig Newman ; London, for B. Wertheim. — Lea Wilson. 8°. 

Job and his Times ; a new version, (with notes, &c.) by Th. 
Wemyssj London. — Bodleian. S**. 

The Proverbs of Solomon ; an improved version, by the Bev. 
W. Newman, D. D. ; London, for G. Wightman. — Bod- 
leian. 8°. 

Solomon's Song of Songs ; a new translation, [by the Bev. 
Wm. Newman;] London, Ball and Co. — Lea Wilson. 12°. 

The Minor Prophets ; an explanatory version, with the text, 
by the Bev. Edward Barlee ; London, for W. Pickering. — 
Lea Wilson. 12°. 

The Apostolical Epistles and Bevelation ; a literal trans- 
lation, with a concurrent commentary, by W. H. ; Lon- 
don, Bivingtons. — Bodleian; Lismore. 8°. 



—1841] THE BIBLE. 127 

1840. 

The Orthoepic New Testament ; in which the pronuncia- 
tion of every letter is shown, whether English, Latin, 
Greek, or Hebrew, by George Knight ; Edinburgh, by the 
Edinburgh Printing and Publishing Company. — Bodleian; 
Lea Wilson. 12°. 

New Test » ; revised from the authorized version, with the aid 
of other translations, and made conformable to the Greek 
text of J. J. Griesbach, by a Layman [Edgar Taylor] ; Lon- 
don, W. Pickering. — Bodleian; Trinity Coll. Dublin ; Lea 
Wilson. 8°. 

New Testament*; translated from the text of J. J. Griesbach, 
by Samuel Sharpe ; London, John Green. — Bodleian ; Tri- 
nity Coll. Dublin; Lea Wilson. 12®. 

Isaiah ; translated (with a commentary), by the Rev. E. Hen- 
derson, D. D.; London. — Bodleian, 8®. 

1841. 

Bible", authorized; with nearly twenty thousand emenda- 
tions [by Dr. Conquest] ; London, Longman and Co. — 
Bodleian; Lea Wilson. 12®. 

Postils on the Epistles and Gospels ; compiled and published 
by Richard Tavemer, in the year 1540 ; edited by Edward 
Cardwell, D. D. ; Oxford, University Press. — Bodleian. 80. 



• Collation — Title : Preliminary no- ed, 7 pages : the Canonical order, and 
tice, 2 pages : Preface, p. i-xxvi. : In- Chronological order of the books, i 
dex and Harmony, p. xxvii.-xxxv. : page : a Map of the countries men- 
Text, p. 1-516 : Various readings, p. tioned in the Bible : the Text, Genesis 
507-522. to Malachi : at i Kings, ch. vi. a Map 

^ It contains Title : Preface, 2 pages: of Jerusalem, and plan of the Temple : 

the Text, without any headings of Tables of time, weights, measures, &c. 

chapters : the running title of the 2 pages : a Map of Palestine : 'ntle. 

Gospels is " The Good Tidings accord- " The New Testament — with many 

" ing to Matthew, Mark, &c." There " thousand emendations :" the Text : 

is not a single note, marginal reading, Index, 6 pages. 

nor reference, throughout the entire The work was subsequently reissued 

volume. with an undated title-page, calling it- 

" This work was stereotyped at self " People's edition ; London, C. A. 

Bungay, in Suffolk. It contains a ** Bartlett." I believe the body of the 

Preface, detailing the principles, plan, book to be the same : perhaps the last 

and sources of the emendations adopt- sheet has been reprinted. 



128 EDITIONS OF [1841— 

Isaiah unfulfilled; an exposition and a new version (with 
notes, &c.,) by the Rev. R. Govett, M. A. ; London, J. 
Nisbet. — Bodleian. 8°. 

St. Paul's Epistle to the Galatians, and a part of the Epi- 
stle to the Romans ; translated from the original Greek, 
with notes, by John White, A. M. ; London, by J. L. Cox. 
— Lea Wilson. 8°. 

New Test.^; the English Hexapla, containing the six import- 
ant English translations, viz. of Wiclif, a. d. 1380 ; Tyn- 
dale, 1534; Cranmer, 1539; Genevan, 1557; Anglo-Rhe- 
mish, 1582; authorized, 1611 : the original Greek text, 
after Scholz, with various readings, &c. preceded by an 
historical account of the English translations; London, 
by S. Bagster. — Bodleian ; Trinity College^ Dublin. 4P. 

*The Four Gospels ; exhibited as one continued narrative, by 
an arrangement in parallel columns, by the Rev. C. Cur- 
rey ; London, Rivingtons. — Bodleian. 4P. 

The Revelation ; in blank verse, (with notes,) by Frederick 
Fysh; London. — Bodleian. 8°. 

184S. 

New Test.; Wm. Whittingham's version; an exact reprint 
of the first edition printed at Geneva, in 1557; London, 
for Samuel Bagster. — Lea Wilson; Dr. Cotton. 12°. 

The Harmonie of the Church (the Songs of the Old Testa- 
ment), in verse ; by Michael Drayton : reprinted from the 
original edition of 1591 (which see above, at p. 50), by 
the Percy Society ; London. — Trinity College, Dublin. 12°. 

Isaiah ; translated from the Hebrew text of Van der Hooght, 
by the Rev. John Jones; 2d edition; Oxford.— Bodleian. S°. 

A literal translation of the Epistle to the Romans ; on definite 
rules of translation; by Herman Heinfetter: part I; 
London. — Bodleian. 8°. 

X Collation— the Historical Account, tirely different " History of English 

p. 1-160: plan of the English Hexa- "translations and translators." The 

pla, &c. p. 161-167 : the Text.— N.B. other contents appear to be the same 

Another edition, without date, was pub- as in that of 184 1. 
lished afterwards, containing an en- 



— 1844] THE BIBLE. 129 

1843. 

New Test., Rhemish ; with annotations ; London and Belfast. 
{I have seen it. H. C.) 8°. 

The Vision of Isaiah concerning Jerusalem, from chapter xl. 
to the end ; rendered into verse according to Bp. Lowth's 
translation; London. — Bodleian. 8°. 

The Gospel according to St. Matthew, and part of the first 
chapter of St. Mark; translated into English from the 
Greek, with original notes, by Sir John Cheke : with an 
introductory account of the translation, by J. Goodwin ; 
London. — Museum; Bodleian. 8°. 

The Gospel of St. Matthew, and St. Paul's Epistle to the 
Hebrews ; translated from the Peschito Syriac version, by 
J. W. Etheridge ; London. — Bodleian. 8°. 

1844. 

Bible, (Old Testament ;) the Septuagint version, according to 
the Vatican Text, translated into English ; with various 
readings from the Alexandrian copy ; by Sir L. C. L. 
Brenton, Bart., 2 vols. ; London, S. Bagsterx. — British 
Museum. 8°. 

The Book of Job ; a new translation, (with notes,) by Albert 
Barnes 2, 2 vols. ; London. — Bodleian. 8". 

The Book of Revelation, [in Greek, with] a new English 
version, and various readings ; by S. P. Tregelles ; London. 
— Museum; Bodleian. S°. 

An essay towards a new translation of St. Paul's Epistle to 
the Romans ; on the basis of the authorized version ; with 
a paraphrase and notes, by B. H. Cooper; London. — British 
Museum. 8°. 

The same work. 16°. 

Bible, authorized ; with a commentary and revised version, by 
T. J. Husseya, D. D., 3 vols. ; London, H. Colbum. — 
Bodleian. 8o. 

7 This work contains the Title ; order " thorized version, with the marginal 

of the books, 2 pages ; Preface, 5 pages ; " readings, references, and Archbishop 

Chronological Table, 3 pages; Text, " Ussher's dates. The third column 

p. 1-926 ; Appendix, 2 leaves. " contains a revised version, with such 

z Reprinted at London in 1847. " briefhermeneutic and exegetical notes, 

» ** The first two columns of each •* and an occasional paraphrase, as may 

*' page comprise a reprint of the au- *' be required to determine the meaning, 

s 



130 EDITIONS OF [1845— 

1845. 

NewTest., Rhemish; with annotations : Belfast, (stereotyped.) 
{I have seen it. H. C.) 16°. 

EccLESTASTEs ; a newly arranged English version, (accompanied 
by the Hebrew Text, and a Latin version,) by Theodore 
Preston ; London, Hamilton, Adams, and Co. — Bodleian. 8<^. 

The Book of the Twelve Minor Prophets ; translated from 
the Hebrew, with a commentary, by the Bev. E. Henderson, 
D. D. ; London. — Bodleian. S^*. 

The Prophecies of Ezechiel; a new version, by the Bev. 
James M^ Farlan ; Edinburgh. — Bodleian. 8". 

Isaiah ; a new translation, by the Bev. Alfred Barnes, 3 vols. ; 
Glasgow^. 8°. 

1846. 

New Test., the English Hexapla, &c. ; (as above, in 1841 ;) 
London, Sam. Bagster. — Bodleian. 4<*. 

The Book of Job ; translated from the ancient Coptic version, 
by Dr. Henry Tattam ; London. — Bodleian. 8°. 

The Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Canticles ; a new ver- 
sion, with notes, by G. B. Noyes ; Boston, (U. S.) — 
Museum. 12°. 

The Four Gospels, literally translated from the Peschito 
Syriac; printed in "the Syrian churches," by J. W. 
Etheridge ; London. — Bodleian. 80. 

1847. 
Bible, Coverdale^s ; reprinted from the first edition, 1535 ; 
" second modern edition," containing a Memoir of Cover- 
dale, not in the previous reprint of 1838 ; liondon, S. 

:er. — Bodleian. 4P. 



" and convey the sense. In no instance " of the ancient versions, appear in this 

" hath the original Enghsh text been " column in a smaller Roman character, 

" rashly tampered with; words of doubt- "and the glosses thereon in a corre- 

" ful signification have been explained " sponding ItaUc. The fourth column 

"more frequently than changed; and "contains the Chronology of Dj. 

" alterations have been made only when " Hales, a few supplementary refer- 

" the sacred interest of truth rendered " ences, and such various readings 

" them necessary for clearness and " and renderings, as— are entitled to 

" consistency. Additions from the " respect. "—[Pre/cce.] 

"Samaritan Pentateuch, and from any b . Reprinted at London in 1847. 



— 1849] THE BIBLE. 131 

BiBLEj Douay ; stereotyped edition ; Dublin, by Richard 
Coyne. 8«. 

Bible, Douay ; with notes, different edition ; Dublin, by James 
Duffy c. 8°. 

An amended translation of the Epistle to the Hebrews ; by 
Henry Craik ; London. — Bodleian. 8®. 

A collation of the Sacred Scriptures ; the Old Testament, 
from the translations of John Rogers, (Matthew's Bible,) 
the Bishops', Genevan, and authorized version ; the New 
Test., from Wiclif, Rogers, the Rhemes, Genevan, author- 
ized, and G. Wakefield ; with memoirs of the principal 
translators, by Charles Roger ; Dundee, for the author «i. — 
Lisrtiore Dioc. Library. 4p. 

1848. 

Bible, Douay ; with annotations, edited by the Rev. G. L. 
Haydock ; London, Dublin, and Edinburgh. 4°. 

The Bible revised ; a corrected translation of the Old and 
New Testaments, by F..Barham ; part 1 . Ecclesiastes ; part 
2. the Song of Solomon. London. — British Museum. l^**. 

New Test., translated by John Wycliffe ; now first printed 
from a contemporary manuscript, formerly in the Monas- 
tery of Sion, Middlesex ; Chiswick. — British Museum. 4°. 

A literal translation of St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans ; 
on definite rules of translation, by H. Heinfetter ; London. 
— Museum. 12°. 

1849. 

The Revelation, translated from the Greek ; with notes of 
various readings, and remarks, by W. Kelly ; London. — 
Museum. 12°. 

The Four Gospels, translated from the Latin Vulgate ; with 
notes, critical and explanatory ; by Francis Patrick Kend- 
rick, R. C. Bishop of Philadelphia ; New York, Dunigan 
and Brother^. 8°. 

c Sometimes this has an engraved « The same editor has since published 
title-page prefixed to it, bearing the the remaining books of the New Testa- 
date of 1850. ment, in a revised version, with notes; 

^ The book is prettily printed in red issued from the same place and press*; 

and black, with many elegant initial but, being dated 185 1, it does not come 

letters, and a fac-simile from the Biblia within the limits of this work. 



Pauperum. It contains pp. 323. 



82 



132 EDITIONS OF THE BIBLE. [1850. 

1850. 

The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments, 
with the Apocryphal Books, in the earliest English ver- 
sions, made from the Latin Vulgate, by John Wycliffe and 
his followers ; edited by the Kev. Josiah Forshall, F.R.S., 
&c._, late fellow of Exeter College, and Sir Frederick 
Madden, K. H. F.R. S., &c., keeper of the MSS. in the 
British Museum, 4 vols. ; Oxford, at the University Press. 
— Bodleian. 4°. 

The Book of Proverbs, in prose and verse ; by R. Cobbold ; 
London. — British Museum. 4°. 

A new translation of St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans ; with 
a commentary and notes, by W. W. Ewbank ; London. — 
British Museum. I30. 



EDITIONS OF THE PSALMS, 

FROM THE YEAR 1505 TO 1850. 



REIGN OF 

KING HENRY VII. 

1505. 
The Fruytful Saynges of Davide, in the seven penitential 
PsALMEs; devyded in seven sermons, (by John Fysher, 
bishop of Rochester;) London, by R. Pynson^. — Hunterian 
Museum, Glasgow ; the late Mr. Ratcliffe. 4fi. 

1506, 1507. 

No edition. 

1508. 

The same ; London, by Wynken de Worde**. — Pudl. Libr. 
Cambridge ; St. Paul's ; St. John's Coll. Cambridge ; Chi- 
chester Cathedral ; Earl Spencer. 4P. 

KING HENRY VIII. 

1509. 
The same; London, by Wynken de Wordec. — Brit. Museum; 
Bodleian ; Publ. LAbr. Cambridge ; Bp. Daly ; Lea Wilson. 4**. 

» These seven Psalms, with several made, that the sermons are /en, not 

others, and also portions of the Gospels seven, perhaps arose from the circum- 

and of the Old Testament, translated stance that three of the seven, viz. those 

from the Vulgate, are found in many on Ps. 37, 50, and loi, are in two parts.] 

(but not in all) editions of the Salisbury Title, bearing the royal portcuUis be- 

Primer; (I have inserted such as I have tween a dragon and a greyhound ; the 

had opportunities of seeing.) The ver- Text, ending on fol. 146, with the 

sion does not always agree with this by printer's colophon ; the leaves are not 

Bishop Fysher. numbered j there are no running titles. 

^ The copy at St. Paul's is a fine one ; This edition may be distinguished from 

that in the Public Library at Cambridge that of the next year by a portcullis 

is printed upon vellum. A similar copy figured in the first initial letter F. 

is said to be in the Public Library of « ^Yhe, volume is not paged. It ends 

Douay in Flanders, [Notes and Que- on sign. & & vi. as the preceding 

ries, iv. No. 109. The remark there edition. 



134 EDITIONS OF 1510— 

1510. 

The same ; London, by R. Pynson^. (See Dibdin's Ames, vol. 
ii. p. 4>%7 .)— Bodleian ; Lea Wilson. 4°. 

1511—1518. 

No edition. 

1519. 

[In former lists appeared notice of an edition of Bishop Fysher's 
Psalms, printed in this year, by John Daye. No such book 
can be discovered. Daye did not commence printing, till 
many years afterwards.] 

1520—1524. 

No edition. 

1525. 

The same ; London, by Wynken de Worde^. — Christ Church, 
Oxford; Lea Wilson. 4°. 

1526—1528. 

No edition. 

1529. 

The same; London, by Wjntiken de Worded — Earl Spencer ; 
Mr. Johnes, of Hafod ; Lea Wilson. 

1530. 
The Psalter, translated from the Latin version of Feline, (i. e. 
Martin BucerS;) Argentine, by Francis Foxe. — British 
Museum. 18°. 

^ Contains title; the text, sign a ii. Joye's version, printed in 1534, is given 

— & vi. in vol. X. in the Oxford edition of 

6 Contains title; the text, sign a ii. Waterland's Works. Sir Thomas More 

& vi. asserts that George Joye was the trans- 

f The title omits the words " ryght lator. In his " Confutation of Tyn- 

" reverent." Text, a. ii. — & vi. " dale's Answer," printed in 1532, he 

B It is well known, that Martin Bucer says : " The Psalter was translated by 

was induced by his friends in France " GeorgeJoye the prieste that is wedded 

and Germany to publish under the as- " nowe ; and I heare say the Primer too, 

suraed name of Aretius Felinus. The " wherein the seven Psalmes be sette in 

version, from which this Enghsh trans- " without the Letanye, lest folke shoulde 

lation was made, was pubhshed at " praye to Sayntes ; and the Dirige is 

Strasburgh in 1529. For a specimen " left out clene, lest a man myght 

and description of this volume, see the " happe to praye therein for hys father's 

Appendix, infra, A transcript of Psalm " soule. In their Kalender before their 

95 from this edition, and from George " devout prayers they have sette as a 



1535] THE PSALMS. 185 

1531, or 1532. 
The Seven Penitential Psalms ; contained in an English 
Primer, set forth by George Joye, according to Sir Thomas 
More's account. (See the preceding note.) 

1533. 
No edition. 

1534. 
David's Psalter ; translated from the Latin (of Friar Felix, 

an Augustinian Eremite,) with brief arguments, by Geo. 

Joye ; Antwerp, by Martin Emperowre. — Public Library, 

Cambridge; Mr. Herbert. 24*». 

A Paraphrase on the Psalms ; by Jo. Campensis ; no place, 

nor printer's name '^.— Lea Wilson; Mr. Herbert. 16°. 

The same ; London, in the house of Thomas Gybson». — Lea 
Wilson. 12o. 

1535. 

The same ; to which is added the Book of Ecclesiastes ; no 
place nor printer named. [Contains sign. b. in eights.] 
See Herbert, p. 1545 k. 24°. 

Psalm li., with " an exposition after the manner of a contem- 
" plation,"by Hierome [Savonarola] of Ferrarye; London, 
by JohnByddel, for William Marshall. (Quaere, 1534? it 
contains sign, d in eights.) — Dr. Lort ; Bodleian. 4°. 

The same; London, by the same printer'. — Bodleian; King's 

" new Saynt, Syr Thomas Hytton the Hebrew in the University of Louvaine. 

" heretike that was burned in Kente, It is probable that this English version 

" of whom I shall tell you more after. was the work of Miles Coverdale. For 

" Him have they sette on St. Matthie Bale, in his " lUustres Britanniae 

*• hys even, by the name of St. Tho- " Scriptores," enumerates among the 

" mas the Martyr." (More's English pieces translated by Coverdale, " Psal- 

Works, p. 343.) And among the books " terium Joannis Campensis, Ub. i." 
pubUcly condemned by name, by au- ^ The former of these two is contained 

thority of Stokesley, bishop of London, in the " Prymer in Englyshe ;" and the 

on Advent Sunday, 1531, we find " The latter in the " Goodly Prymer, the Eng- 

" Psalter in Enghsh, by Joye." (See " lish newely corrected and printed," 

Anderson, i. 306.) supposed by Sir Thomas More to have 

b Title, in a neat wooden border ; been translated into English by George 

reverse blank ; To the reader, 2 pages ; Joye. Both editions are of great rarity. 

Text, a iii. — & viii. reverse. especially the former. See some account 

• See Dibdin, iii. p. 401. of them, in Herbert, p. 484-5 ; ColUer's 

^ John Campensis was Reader of Ecclesiastical History ; Strype's Eccle- 



136 EDITIONS OF U535- 

Library ; Public Library j Cambridge ; Emmanuel Coll., (on 
vellum ;) Earl Spencer (possesses 2 copies on vellum) ; 
Bp. Daly. 4°. 

1536. 

Psalms li. and xxx. with an exposition, by Hierome of Fer- 
rarye; Rouen; no name. — Queen^s College^ Oxford. 4°. 

1537. 

The same ; London, by Robert Redman. — (See Herbert, p. 396.) 
Psalm xxiii. with an exposition, translated from Martin Lu- 
ther, by Miles Coverdale ; Southward, by J. Nicolson. — 
Bodleian^. 16". 

1538. 
Psalms li. (and xxx.) ; with an exposition, by Hierome of Fer- 
rarye ; Parys ; no name ". — Bodleian / Trinity College, 
Cambridge ; St. Paul's ; Lea Wilson. 8°. 

1539. 

The same ; London, by Roberto Redman. — Dr. Bliss. 4P. 

The Seven Penitential Psalms (in Bishop Hilsey^s Primer**); 
London, by John Mayler, for John Waylande. — Bodleian; 
Marsh's Library, Dublin (perfect.) 8°. 

*GoosTLY PsALMEs and Spiritual Songes ; drawen out of the 
holy Scripture, (inverse,) by Miles Coverdale, with notes P; 
London, by John Gowgh ; no date. — Queen's College^ Ox- 
ford. 4°. 



siastical Memorials ; and the book en- 
titled, " Three Primers put forth in the 
" reign of King Henry VIII." edited 
by Dr. Edward Burton, Oxford, 1834. 

^ This has been reprinted, in Cover- 
dale's Remains, 1846. 

^ These are in " A Primer in En- 
" gUsh and Latin." It contains h. iiii. 
in eights. 

o Title, in a compartment, "The 
" Primer in Englishe and Laten set 
" oute at lengthe, with the exposition 
" Miserere and In te Domine speravi, 
" and with the Epistles and Gospels 
" thorowe out all the whole yere." 
The Primer is printed in red and black; 
containing sign. s. in eights. The 



Psalms li. and xxx. on fresh signa- 
tures, E, in eights. The Epistles and 
Gospels contain fol. Ixxxiii. and a 
Table. 

P The full title of this extremely 
rare and almost unnoticed volume is 
as follows : " Goostly psalmes and 
" spiritual songes drawen out of the 
"holy Scripture, for the comfort and 
" consolacyon of such as love to re- 
" joyse in God and his worde." See a 
particular description of the book, and 
a specimen of the versification, in the 
Appendix. See also Holland's Psalm- 
ists of Britain, i. p. 88. It has been 
reprinted, in Coverdale's Remains, 
1846. 



1 543-] 



THE PSALMS. 
1540. 



The Psalter, or Boke of Psalmes, both in Latin and English ; 

the English translated from the Vulgate ; London, by R. 

Grafton q. — St. PauVs ; Mr. Douce. 
*The Psalter, translated from the Latin version of Feline 

(i. e. M. Bucer) ; no place, by Edw. Whitchurch ; no date"^. 

— British Museum ; St. PauVs. 



137 



80. 



\2\ 



1541. 
Psalms li. and xxx. ; with an exposition, &c. [attached to the 
Primer]; London, by Tho. Vetyt*. ^Bodleian. 8o. 

1542. 

The same ; London, by W. Bonham. — St. PauVs ; Publ. Libr. 

Cambridge; St. Johns Coll. Cambridge. 4°. 

David's Harpe; full of most delectable armony, newely 

strynged and set in tune, by Theodore Basille ' ; London, 

by J. Mayler, for John Gough. — Publ. Libr. Cambridge ; 

Mr. Herbert ; Lea Wilson. 8°. 

1543. 
The same ; London, by the same. — Mr. Herbert. 8°. 



1 Title in an architectural compart- 
ment. On reverse, an Almanac, begin- 
ning 1541. Kalendar, in black and 
red ; a table of the names of the Psalms. 
A second title, "The Psalter, &c. 
*' translated into Englyshe out of the 
** come texte in Latyne, which custom- 
** ably is redde in the Churche. Ri- 
" cardus grafton excudebat. Cum 
** privilegio." This is within a differ- 
ent compartment from the first. On 
reverse is a woodcut of David and 
Bathsheba; Text ii-cxxviii. On the 
reverse of the last is Grafton's device. 

The Latin text is printed in the in- 
ner column. ITie titles of the Psalms, 
and the initials of verses, are printed 
in red. The letter W is made by two 
V's, one being in black, the other in 
red. The St. Paul's copy of this rare 
book is a very fine one. 

' On the reverse of the title is the 



same woodcut, of Da\dd and Bathsheba, 
which ajipears in Grafton's edition of 
1540. In the Public Library at Cam- 
bridge is an edition of this version in 
1 2°., without date or place, containing 
sign. Q viii. in eights. 

" Herbert assigns this to the yeax 
1542; p. 555. 

* Containing Psalms cxv. and cxlv. 
Title within a woodcut-border; on 
reverse, the principall contentes of this 
boke ; an Address by ITieodore Basille 
to Lord Cobham, 20 pages ; the Text, 
sign. b. iiii.-m. vi. The cxlv. psalme, 
with a cut of king David, 3 pages ; on 
reverse, the colophon, followed by a 
woodcut of our Saviour healing the sick, 
which fills the whole page. Theodore 
Basille was a name assumed by Thos. 
Becon. See this treatise reprinted in 
his Works, 2 vols, fol.1564, and again, 
by the Parker Society, in 1843. 



138 EDITIONS OF [1543- 

Psalms li. and xxx. ; with an exposition, &c. ; London, by Tho. 
Petyt. — Bodleian ; Emmanuel Coll ; Bp. Daly, (fine copy.) 4°. 

1544. 

Psalms, or Prayers, taken out of holy Scripture ; London, by 
Tho. BQxt\ie\Qt^.— Exeter College. 13°. 

1545. 

The Seven Penitential Psalms (in the Primer) ; London, by 
Richard Gr?iitoia..— Emmanuel College. 4°. 

1546. 

* Psalms li. and xxx.; with an exposicyon and meditation, 
&c.; London, by JohnHertforde; no date. — Christ Church, 
Oxford; King'^s Library. 4o. 

The same ; London, by J. Hertforde, for R. Toye. — See Dib- 
din's Ames, iii. p. 557. 4p. 

KING EDWARD VI. 

1547. 

The same (in the Primer) ; London, by Richard Grafton. — 
Mr. Douce. 4p. 

Devout Psalmes and Oollectes ; London, by Edward Whit- 
church. — Bodleian^; Emmanuel Coll. \%^, 

*The Psalter of David, in Englysh; truly translated out of 
Latyn, &c.; with certayne godly prayers, commonly called 
CoUettes ; London, by Edward ^Miitchurch. — (See Her- 
bert, ^.M^\) W.Baynton, Esq. 8°. 

Twenty Psalms of the Prophet David ; with a godly medita- 
tion, by Sir Antony Cope, Knight ; London, by John 
Daye y. — Mr. Herbert ; Lea Wilson. 4°. 

" This copy is printed on vellum, year, agreeably to the short notice in 
and a similar one is in the Bodleian. — Herbert, p. 544. The Psalms con- 
Several editions of this piece were in- tained in it are Ps. i. 5. 6. 8. 12. 14. 
serted in my former list ; but, as "they 15. 22. 25. 27. 31. 32. 34. 37. 39. 41. 
"are only pious breathings, and do 51. 52. 54. 55. 59. 61. 62. 67. 77. 79. 
" not pretend to be exact translations, 80. 86. 90. 95. 100. 103. 
" nor even paraphrases," I forbear to y It contains Title, in a compart- 
take further notice of them. ment : Preface : Dedication to Queen 

X This copy is imperfect, and with- Katherine Parr; the Text, sign, b b 3, 

out date : but the letter is that of in fours. 
Whitchurch; and I assign it to this 



-1548.] 



THE PSALMS. 



139 



1548. 
The Psalter, or Psalmes of David ; after the translation of 

the Great Bible, poincted as it shall be song in churches '; 

London, by Richard Grafton. — Lea Wilson. 
Psalm xiv. in verse, by Queen Elizabeth »; no place, no name. 

" Imprented in the year of our Lorde 1548, in Apryll." — 

In the Malone Collection {Bodleian) . 



4°. 



16°. 



1548, or 1549. 
*Certayne Psalmes chose out of the Psalter of David, and 
drawe into English metre, by Thomas Stemhold grome of 
y« Kynges Maiesties roobes. Excudebat Londini Edvardus 
Whitchurche^. — Mr. Herbert. 16° 



« Title, within a border: reverse 
blank : Almanac, beginning 1548, in 
black and red : table of the names of 
the Psalms, 5 pages : Te Deum, and 
other hymns, 6 pages ; the Text, a ii- 
8 8 V. On reverse, the printer's colo- 
phon ; and on the next leaf, his device. 
The Latin titles of the psalms are in 
Italics. On reverse of k iv, a line has 
been omitted by the printer, and is 
supplied on a pasted slip ; and on f f i, 
four verses are repeated from the pre- 
vious page. A full page contains 25 
and sometimes 26 hues. 

a This Psalm is found at the end of 
a book, entitled, " A godly medytacyon 
" of the Christen sowle, &c. compyled 
•* in frenche, by Ladye Margarete, 
" Queue of Naverre, aptelie translated 
" into Englishe by the ryght vertuose 
" Lady Elizabeth, doughter to our 
" late soveragne Kynge Henry the 
" VIII." 

On the title-page is the portrait of 
the princess : a Dedication to her, 
signed Johan Bale. The Meditation, 
&c. The Psalm : at the end is the 
same cut as on the title. The book 
contains 48 leaves. Only a single 
copy was thought to be remaining of 
this edition ; viz. that of Mr. Malone, 
which formerly belonged to Mr. Jacob 
of Feversham. But there is a second 
copy in the King's Library, purchased 



at Mr. Tyssen's sale in 1801 : and t 
lately discovered a third, in the Earl of 
Pembroke's collection at Wilton house. 
In this last, a blank paper has been 
pasted over the page containing the 
Psalm. The "Meditation" was re- 
printed by H. Denham in 1564 : and 
again, in Bentley's " Monument of 
"Matrons," 1582. But it does not 
appear, from Herbert's account of 
those editions, whether or not this 
Psalm was reprinted also. It has been 
more recently reprinted : viz. in Park's 
edition of Walpole's Royal and Noble 
Authors of Great Britain, 8°. 1806; 
and lastly, in Holland's Psalmists of 
Britain, 1843. 

^ I conceive this to be the first edi- 
tion of Stemhold's version. It is ex- 
cessively rare. I have never been able, 
so far as I know, to meet with a copy. 
Title, in a compartment with the sun 
at the top, and Whitchurch's cipher 
at the bottom. A Dedication to King 
Edward VI. The Psalms, ending on 
sign. D. vi. A leaf with the same 
woodcut as at the end of Erasmus' 
paraphrases in 1548-9. The last leaf 
is blank. The signatures run in eights. 
This edition contains only 19 Psalms; 
viz. Ps. I. 2. 3. 4. 5. 20. 25. 27. 29. 
32- 33- 41. 49- 73- 78- 103- 120. 123. 
138. [Herbert's Ames.] 

t2 



140 



EDITIONS OF 



[1549— 



1549. 

The Psalter, &c. after the Great Bible ; London, by Edward 
Whitechurche^. — Emmanuel Coll. ; Lea Wilson. 

*The Psalter, according to the Great Bible; London, by 
Humphry Powell, for Edw. Whitchurch ; no date. — Em- 
manuel College. 

The Psalter of David ; newely translated in Englysh metre; 
London, translated and imprinted by Robert Crowley*'. — 
Brasen Nose Coll. ; Emmanuel Coll. ; Lea Wilson. 

The Psalter, according to the Great Bible ; [with Hymns, 
&c. as usual] Cantorbury, by John Mychell'^. — Earl 
Spencer; Rev. Dr. Lort ; Mr. Geo. Mason. 

The same; Worcester, by Jhon Oswen^. — Kin^s Library; 
Lea Wilson. 

The VII. Penitential Psalms ; drawen into Englysh meter; 
with a metrical prologue before every Psalm ; by Sir Tho. 
Wyatt^; London, by Richard Tottell. — Emmanuel Coll. 
Cambridge. 

The same ; London, by Tho. Raynald and John Harryngton. 
— (See Warton's History of English Poetry, vol. iii. p. 39.) 
— Publ. Libr. Cambridge ; Trinity Coll. Dublin. 

Psalms j in metre, by Thomas Sternholdeh; London, by Edw. 



40. 



40. 



80. 



120. 



^ Title, reverse blank ; the Text, 
a ii — c v. (second alphabet) ; Te Deum 
&c. ; the " Latany and Suffrages ;" 
Table of the names of the Psalms, 2 
pages; the colophon. The whole book 
is in hlach letter ; the type of the text 
very large ; that of the titles is smaller. 
A fuU page contains 25 Unes. 

c Robert Crowley was a Demy of 
Magdalene College, Oxford. In the 
reign of king Edward VI. he took up 
the business of a printer. On Queen 
Mary's accession he, with many others, 
fled to Frankfort : returning under 
Queen Elizabeth, he was appointed 
vicar of St. Giles', Cripplegate, in Lon- 
don, where he died in 1588. He was 
author of several pieces ; and was the 
first editor of Pierce Plowman's Visions. 
See further particulars concerning him 
in Wood's At hence, and in Strype's Life 
of Archbishop Parker. See also Hol- 
land's Psalmists. v 



d After the title follows, a Calendar; 
Te Deum, and other hymns ; the Atha- 
nasian Creed; the Litany; and a Table 
of the Psalms, &c. Prynted at Can- 
torbury in Saynt Paules paryshe by 
Jhon Mychell. 

6 King George's copy of this very 
rare book is bound up with two other 
works executed at Worcester in this 
same year, viz. " The Book of Common 
" Prayer," and " The First tome of 
" Homehes." All three pieces are in 
the highest and finest condition. The 
Prayer-book is of extraordinary rarity. 

^ These have been reprinted in the 
edition of Lord Surrey's and Wyatt's 
Works, 4to. 1816. See a specimen in 
the Appendix; and another in Hol- 
land's Psalmists of Britain, vol. i. 
p. 82. 

^ The title at fuU length is, "AU 
" such Psalmes of David as Thomas 
" Sterneholde, late grome of the kynges 



—1552] THE PSALMS. 141 

Whitchurch. — Museum ; Public Library, Cambridge ; Dr. 
Farmer. 12°. 

1550. 

The Psalter, according to the Great Bible; Cantorbury, by 
John Mychell. (See Herbert, p. 1452. A copy was in 
Rodd's London Catalogue of 1831.) 4o. 

Certaine Psalmes of David, (together with certain chapters 
of the book of Proverbs, &c.) in English metre, by John 
Hall; London, by Thomas Raynalde'. — Publ. Libr. Camr 
bridge. 12°. 

Certaine Psalms, drawn forth into English meter, by W. 
Hunnis'', newly collected and impriuted ; London, by the 
widow of John Hertforde. — (See Warton's History of Eng- 
lish Poetry, iii. p. 180.) — Publ. Libr. Cambridge, 8°. 

1551. 

Psalmes of David ; in metre, by T. Stemholde ; to which are 
added vii. others by J. H. {i. e. John Hopkins •); London, 
by Edw. Whitchurch. — Museum ; Bodleian. 16°. 

The same ; a diflPerent edition, but nearly similar ; imperfect. 
— Bodleian. 16°. 

The same; a different edition, in smaller page and letter; 
imperfect. It bears Whitchurch's mark. — Emmanuel 
College. 24°. 

1552. 

The same; London, by Edw. Whitchurch. — Sir John Haw- 
kins. (See Herbert, p. 548.) 12°. 

" maiestyes robes, did in his lyfe tyme the edition of 1549. The volume con- 

" drawe into Englysshe metre." Her- tains 37 Psalms by Sternhold, to which 

bert and Dibdin state that it con- Hopkins the editor has added seven of 

tains fifty-one Psalms ; but this is a his own : concerning these he speaks 

mistake : there are thirty-seven by with great modesty ; not deeming 

Sternhold, and seven by John Hop- " them in any parte to bee compared 

kins. See a collation and description, " with his [Stemhold's] most exqui- 

taken from the fine copy at Cambridge, «* site dooynges. But for that they 

in the Appendix. « are fruitfull, althoughe they bee not 

> For particulars of this book see " fine : and comfortable unto a Chrys- 

above, among the Bibles, p. 26. «* tian minde, althoughe not so plea- 

^ Besides this work, Warton aflfirms " saunt in the mouth or eare." For 

that he had seen Hunnis " Abridge- the gradual alterations in this version, 

" ment, or briefe Meditations on cer- see the Appendix. See some account of 

" taine of the Psalms, in metre ;" Hopkins and the other contributors of 

printed by Robert Wyer, in 40. (Her- metrical Psalms, in Holland's Psalm- 

bert, p. 376,) ists^ and in Censura Literaria, vol. i. 

^ The full title is similar to that of 



142 EDITIONS OF [1552 

*The Psalter, according to the Great Bible; London, by 
Edward Whitchurch. — Marsh's Library, Dublin, (fine per- 
fect copy.) 4°. 

The Seven Penitential Psalms ; (in " The Primer and Gate- 
chisme sette furthe by the Kings Highnes and his Cleargie, 
&c.;") London, by Eychard Grafton, mdlii. — Marsh's Li- 
brary, (fine copy, wanting one leaf in the middle.) 16". 

Psalms xxiii. and cxxxii.; in metre, by John Bale; printed 
in his "Expostulation or complaynte agaynst the blas- 
phemies of a frantic priest in Hamshyre;^^ London, by 
John Daye.— (See Herbert, p. 628.) 8«. 

1558. 

The PsALTKR, according to the Great Bible ; London, (by R. 
Grafton"^?) — Duke of Sussex ; Lea Wilson, 12". 

Certaine Psalmes ; select out of the Psalter of David, and 
drawen into Englyshe metre ; wyth notes, &c. by F. S. [i. e. 
Francis Seagar;] London, by William Seres. — Publ.Libr. 
Cambridge ; Emmanuel Coll. ; Sir John Hawkins ; Mr. 
Bindley. (See Appendix : see also Holland's Psalmists.) 12°. 

PsALMS ; 37 by Thos. Sternhold, to which are added seven by 
John Hopkins; London, by Jhon Kyngston and Henry 
Sutton. — Publ. Libr. Cambridge. Another copy was in 
Lincoln Cathedral. 12°. 

The same ; London, by Edward Whitchurch. This edition is 
mentioned in a " List of curious books " drawn up by 
Richard Smyth. (See Thos. Hearne's MS. Collectanea, 
in the Bodleian, vols. 55 and 197.) A copy of it appeared 
for sale in Thorpe's Catalogue, (London) July 1849. 12°. 

QUEEN MARY. 

1554. 

No edition. 

1555. 

The VII. Penitential Psalms; by Bishop Fisher ; London, by 

™ The title is within a woodcut bear- running titles, Latin titles, and the 

ing Grafton's mark : the Psalmes, a ii- numbers of the Psalms, are in Italic : 

Q yiii : Certaine godlie praiers, r i- all the rest of the volume is in black 

s m [one more leaf wanting]. The letter. 



1558.] THE PSALMS. 143 

Tho. M&rshe.— Bodleian ; St. Paul* 8 ; All Souls College; 
King's Library ; Dr. Bliss ; Lea Wilson. 16°. 

The Primer ; containing several Psalms, &c. ; London, by 
John Wailande. — Publ. Libr. Caml/ridge. 12®. 

The same ; Rouen, by Robert Valentine. — Publ. Libr. Camb. 8°. 

The same ; Latin and English ; London, by John Waylande. 
— Trinity Coll. Cambridge. 4°. 

An uniforme and Catholyke Prymer in Latin and Englishe, 
set forth by certayne of the cleargye with the assente of 
the moste reverende father in god, the Lorde Cardinall Pole 
hys grace, &c. ; London, by John Waylande. — Marsh's 
Library y Dublin. 4P. 

1556. 

The Primer; London, by John Kyngston. — Publ. Libr. Camb. 12°. 

Psalm vi. ; yfith. an exposition, by I. K. (John Knox"). No 
place nor printer (qu. Geneva?) — King's Library. 24°. 

" A Short Treatise in metre on the cxxix. Psalm ; compiled 
" by Miles Huggarde, servante to the Quene's Maiestie." 
(See Herbert, p. 1589, and Warton's Hist, of Poetry, vol. 
iii.) 4°. 

One and Fiftie Psalmes of David in metre; whereof xxxvii. 
were made by T. Stemeholde, and the rest by others ; con- 
ferred with the Hebrewe, and corrected, &c. with musical 
notes; Geneva, by J. Crespin". — Bodleian; Publ. Libr. 
Cambridge. 16°. 

1557. 

The Seven Penitential Psalms [in a Primer ;] London, by 
J. Kyngston and Henry Sutton. — Mr. Douce. 4°. 

1558. 

The same ; [in the same ;] London, by the assygnes of Jhon 
Way land. — Mr. Douce. 8°. 

" See another edition of it in 1580, sides Sternhold's 37 Psalms, and seven 

described by Herbert, p. 1 1 18. by John Hopkins, we have here /or the 

o This forms part of the volume first time seven others by W. W. (Wil- 
comprising the Genevan Forms of liam Whittingham). The Bodleian 
Prayer, Confession, Disciphne, Cal- copy, which formerly belonged to Bi- 
vin's Catechism, &c., but has a sepa- shop Tanner, wants the first, or gene- 
rate title, signatures, and paging. Be- ral title. 



144 EDITIONS OF [1558- 

PsALM xciv. in metre, by W. KetheP; Geneva; no name. — 
Bodleian. 16°. 

QUEEN ELIZABETH. 

1559. 

The Psalter, &c. after the translation of the Great Bible ; 
London, by Richard Jugge. [Printed with the Prayer-book.] 
Christ Church, Oxford. fol. 

The Book of Psalm es and godly Prayers ; Geneva, by Rou- 
land Hall. — Earl of Bridgewater. S'*. 

The Psalter ; with marginal notes ; London, by Henry Den- 
ham. (See Herbert, p. 943.) " very small/' 
1560. 

The Psalter, according to the Great Bible; London, by Wil- 
liam Seres.— Mr. Herbert. 4°. 

The same ; London, by Rich. Jugge. — Mr. Herbert. 4P. 

The same ; with Cawood the printer's mark. — Duke of Sussex. 4°. 

The same; London, by R. Jugge and John Cawoode. [It 
contains sign, q iiii. in eights.] — Christ Church, Oxford. 16°. 

Psalms [sixty-seven] in metre, by John Sternhold and others ; 
compared with the Ebrue, &c. ; with musical notes. No 
place, nor printer's name. — Christ Church, Oxford. 16°. 

*The whole Psalter, translated into English metre; with an 
Argument and Collect to each Psalm. [Believed to be the 
work of Archbishop Parker.] London, by John Daye; no 
date. — Bodleian (two); King's Library ; Fubl. Libr. Cam- 
bridge ; Lambeth ; Emmanuel Coll. ; Brasen Nose College ; 
Canterbury Cathedral; Mr. Grefiville ; Mr. Lea Wilson'^. 
— [The Duke of Sussex had a copy : and Dr. Farmer ; and 
Mr. Herbert ; and Sir M. M. Sykes (formerly Mr. Bind- 

P Printed at the end of J. Knoxe's it does not bear his name. In fact. 

Appellation from the sentence of the there can be no doubt that the arch- 

Scotch bishops. 80 leaves. bishop was the author. In his diary, 

I For a detailed account of this pub- pubhshed by Strype from the MS. now 

lication consult Hawkins' " History of remaining in C. C. Coll. Cambridge, it 

Music, andTodd's " Observations upon is written, " Et adhuc hoc 6° Augusti, 

" the Metrical Version of the Psalms by " ann. Dom. 1557. persto eadem con- 

" Sternhold, &c." 8°. 1822, p. 51, &c. " stantia, sufFultus gratia et benigni- 

Todd says, it is conjectured to have " tate Domini mei, et servatoris Jesu 

been composed in 1557, ^^d published " Christi. Quo inspirante absolviPsal- 

about 1560. The work has been gene- " terium metrice lingua vulgari, &c.'* 

rally ascribed to the archbishop, though —["The year undoubtedly should be 



1563] THE PSALMS. 145 

ley's) ; and Mr. Bright : I do not know into what hands 
those copies have passed.] 4P. 

1561. 

Fourscore and Seven Psalmes in metre, by Thos. Stemliold 
and others ; together with the Song of Simeon, the Ten 
Commandments, &c. ; Geneva, by Zacharie Durand. — St. 
PauVs ; Mr. Bindley, (afterwards Mr. Heber.) [See Cen- 
sura Literaria, i. p. 71, and Herbert, p. 1604.] IG^. 

1562. 

The whole Booke of Psalmes, collected into English metre, by 
T. Sternhold, J. Hopkins, and others ; conferred with the 
Ebreu; with apt notes to sing them withal; London, by 
John Daye^. — (See Herbert, p. 635 ; the Censura Literaria, 
i. p. 73 ; and Hawkins' History of Music, iii. p. 502, 507, 
515, 519.) 4«\ 

1563. 

Psalms cm. and cxii. in metre ; by Thomas Becon ; printed in 
his " Comfortable Epistle to the afflicted people of God." 
London, by John Daye. — Bodleian. fol. 



I555» not 1557 : since the remark oc- 
curs between entries of the years 1554 
and 1556.] Likewise in Parker's life, 
attached to some copies of his book 
'• De Antiquitate Britannicae Ecclesiae," 
fol. 1572, which life was either com- 
posed or revised by the archbishop 
himself, it is said of him " Psalmos 
*' item Davidicos elegantissimo metro 
" Anglico, in ires partes divisos, qua- 
" rum unaquaeque quinquaginta Psal- 
" mos continet, edidit." Strype had 
not seen a copy of this version. 

Mr. Lea Wilson discovered in the 
book itself what may be considered a 
sufficient indication of the author : 
" Preceding the 119th Psalm is a me- 
" trical preface, of sixteen hnes : of 
'* which the initial letters of each line 
" compose the name of the author, 
" MA'ITHEUS PARKERUS. 1 am 
" not aware that this fact has been be- 
" fore noticed." [Catalogue, p. 231.] 
It has been generally affirmed that this 
impression was not intended for public 
sale ; but that the few copies of it 



which came abroad were presented by 
the archbishop or Mrs. Parker to par- 
ticular friends. Todd mentions some 
instances of this kind. The volume 
certainly is rare : but not more so than 
many other early editions of the metri- 
cal Psalms : a copy, sold in 1845 i** 
London, at Mr. Bright's auction, pro- 
duced 40/. 105. The statement in the 
Bibliotheca Grenvilliana, that only eight 
copies are known, is manifestly incor- 
rect. See a specimen and description 
below, in the Appendix : see also Hol- 
land's Psalmists. 

^ Mr. Lea Wilson believed that Day's 
edition of 1563 was the first collected 
edition of the whole 150 Psalms; but 
Herbert distinctly specifies this of 1562; 
though he does not appear to have seen 
it himself. He informs us, that towards 
the latter end of the year 1561 Day 
had license to print " the resydewe of 
" the Psalmes not heretofore prynted. 
♦' So that this maketh up the hole." 
Therefore he might well put forth an 
edition in the following year. 



146 



EDITIONS OF 



[1563 



The Seven Penitential Psalms (in the Primer) ; London, by 

John Audeley. — Marshes Library, Dublin. 
The whole Boke of Psalm es, collected into English metre, by 

Thomas Starnhold, J. Hopkins and others ; conferred with 

the Ebrue, with apt notes to synge them with all ; London, 

by John Day. — Lea Wilson. 
The whole Psalmes, in foure parts c, which may be song to all 

musical instruments ; London, by John Daye. — Brasen 

Nose College ; Dr. Rimbault ; A copy formerly was in 

Lincoln Cathedral. 

1564. 

The Psalter, after the translation of the Great Bible ; London, 

by E. Jugge and J. Cawood. — King's Library. 
The first parte of the Psalmes, by T. Steruhold, &c., conferred 

with the Hebrew, with apte notes; London, by John Daye^^. 

— Sir John Hawkins ; Dr. Percys ; Mr. Bindley. 
The Psalms, by Sternhold, &c., accompanied by the Form of 

Prayers, &c. &c., received by the Church of Scotland ; 

Edinburgh, by Robt. Lekpreuik*". — C. C. College., Oxford; 

St. John's Coll. Cambridge. 



40. 



fol. 



12°. 



8". 



^ " Set forth for the encrease of ver- 
" tue and abolishyng of other vayne 
" and triflyng ballades." The volumes 
(for each part is bound by itself) are 
rather in an oblong 8°. form than a 4°. 
I believe the work to be exceedingly 
scarce. The version is Sternhold's. 
Altho' the Title leads us to suppose 
that the whole Psalter is here ; yet, in 
the Brasen Nose copy, only sixty-two 
Psalms appear. The Edinburgh Re- 
view for January, 1852, asserts that 
Dr. E. Rimbault's copy is the only per- 
fect one known. 

d Herbert unfortunately passes over, 
without notice, Day's numerous edi- 
tions of the Psalms ; merely saying that 
they were printed " again in 1564, and 
"frequently." p. 635. 

^ Bishop Percy's valuable collection 
of editions of the Psalms was presented 
by him to the Archiepiscopal Library 
at Lambeth. 

^ This is the earliest edition of the 
Psalms printed /or the use of the Kirk 
of Scotland, which I have been able to 
meet with. It is recorded, that a ge- 



neral assembly at Edinburgh, in Dec. 
26, 1564, ordered that every minister, 
&c. should have one of the Psalm- 
books lately printed at Edinburgh, and 
should use the order therein contained, 
&c. The book is of extreme rarity. 

With respect to the metrical version 
of the Psalms, " as allowed by the Kirk 
" of Scotland," its basis was that of 
Sternhold ; though there are many va- 
riations, and forty-one of the Psalms dif- 
fer from the translation used by the 
Church of England, [D. Laing.] Dr. 
Lee observes, in his " Memorial for the 
" Bible Societies of Scotland," that 
" all the editions of the Psalms printed 
" for the use of the Church of Scotland 
" before 1640, with the exception of King 
" James', were in general taken from 
" the version by Thomas Sternhold and 
" other English authors ; not above 
" one-tenth of the number having been 
" versified by divines of the Church of 
" Scotland." For some notice of Robert 
Pont, who is believed to have been 
mainly concerned in compiling this col- 
lection, see Holland's Psalmists, i. p. 190. 



1569] THE PSALMS. 147 

1565. 

The same; Edinburgh, by R.LekpreuikR. //er^er/, p.l488. small S^. 

The Psalter ; after the Great Bible ; Loudon, by R. Jugge 
and J. Cawood. — Lea Wilson. 4°. 

The same ; with Morning and Evening Prayers, &c. &c. ; 
London, by W. Seres. — Lea Wilson. 12". 

The whole Book of Psalmes, by Steruhold, &c.; with apte notes 
to sing them withal; London, by John Daye. — King's 
Library ; Westminster Abbey. fol. 

The same; wliich maybe song to al musical instrumentes ; Lon- 
don, by the same. — Heber's Catalogue, part iv. No. 2256. 4°. 

Certain Psalms in metre, by John Hall, M. D. ; (contained in 
his " Court of Virtue," which see above, at p. 33 ;) a notice 
of Hall, with a specimen, is given in Holland's Psalmists, 
i. p. 179. 16°. 

Psalm lt., with the commentary of Wolfgang Musculus, newly 
translated into English ; London, by Richard Serle, — St. 
Paul's. 24<>. 

1566. 

Certain Psalmes, &c., (in a Primer ;) London. — Bodleian. 18°. 

1567. 

The whole Book of Psalmes, by Sternhold, &c. ; London, by 
John Daye^. fol. 

1568. 

Certain Psalms, &c., (in the Primer ;) Londini, Gul. Seres. — 
Public Library., Cambridge. 12°. 

1569. 

The Psalter ; after the Great Bible ; Londini, Gul. Seres. — 

York Cathedral, (an exquisite copy, on large paper ;) *S'/. 

PauVs, (Title and preliminary pieces only.) 4** 

The Psalms, by Sternhold, &c. conferred with the Ebrue, with 

notes; Geneva, by John Crespin. — Museum; Bodleian; 

Chichester Cathedral K 4°. 

e See " Notices regarding the metri- No. 2684. Herbert tells us, in a note, 

" cal versions of the Psalms, received that Day printed this version in 1566; 

•• by the Church of Scotland," [by though I have not met with any other 

David Laing, Esq. ;] Edinburgh, 1842, notice of such an edition. 
8"., also Blackwood's Magazine for ^ The collection of metrical Psalms 

May, 1818. in this library had formerly belonged 

h This api)ear8 in Mr. Bindley's to the Rev. W. D. Tattersall. the ar- 

Catalogue, and in Mr. Heber's, part iv. ranger and editor of Merrick's version. 

u2 



148 EDITIONS OF [1569- 

The same; London, by John Daye. — Publ. Libr. Cambridge; 
Duke of Sussex. ^ 4p, 

1570. 

The Psalms, by Sternhold, &c. with notes ; London, by John 
Daye. — Lambeth. 12<». 

The Psalter, according to the Great Bible ; London, by R. 
Jugge and J. Cawood. — Bodleian. 24P. 

The same ; by the same printers. — Lea Wilson. 4°. 

A Boke of very Godly Psalmes and Prayers ; dedicated to 
the Lady Letice Vicountesse of Hereforde, [by Roger Ed- 
wardes ;] London, by W. Griffith. — Dr. Bliss. 8®. 

1571. 

The Psalter ; after the Great Bible ; London, by R. Jugge 
and J. Cawood. — Trin. Coll. Dublin. 4°. 

The same ; by the same. — Lea Wilson. 32<*. 

The same ; London, by AVilliam Seres J. — Bodleian. 24°. 

The Psalter; London, by R. Wolfed 16°. 

The Psalms of David and others; with M. John Calvin's 
commentaries (by Arthur Golding) ; 2 parts ; London, by 
Tho. East and H. Middleton. — Museum; Bodleian; Mr. 
Herbert. 4P, 

1572. 

The Psalter ; after the Great Bible ; London, by R. Jugge. 

— Museum. 4**. 

The same ; bj the same printer. — Lea Wilson. 12®. 

The Psalms, in metre; by T. Sternhold, &c.; London, by 

John Daye. — British Museum. 40, 

1573. 

The same ; London, by John Daye. — British Museum ; Lam- 
beth ; Earl Spencer. 40. 
The Psalms ; London, by R. Jugge. — British Museum. fol. 

1574. 

{The Psalms ; by Sternhold, &c. with notes ; London, by John 
Daye. —British Museum ; Bristol ; D. of Sussex ; Dr. Bliss. 4°. 

J Thip edition, like' many others well's List. I have never met with it. 

about this period, contains the Morn- Can it be a mistake for the Latin 

ing and Evening Service. Psalms, which Wolfe printed in this 

^ This edition appears in Mr. Crut- year ? 



1575-] THE PSALMS. 149 

The Psaltee; according to the Great Bible; London, by 
W. Seres. — Lea Wilson. 4P, 

Divers Psalms, Hymns, &c. by Lady Elizabeth Tyrwhit ; Lon- 
don, for Chr. Ikrker '.—(See Herbert, pp. 1076, and 1801.) 16«. 

Select Psalms of David, set to music in four parts ; edited 
by John Keeper, of Hart Hall in Oxford"'. 

1575. 

The Booke of Psalms, by Sternhold, &c. ; London, by John 
DayQ.— Christ Church ; C. C. Coll. Oxford, fol. 

Psalm cxxx., in metre ; by George Gascoigne ; printed, with 
a metrical introduction, and entitled " Gascoignes D epro- 
fundis/' pp. XXV, xxvi. of his " Posies and Flowers ;" Lon- 
don, for Richard Smith. — Dr. Bliss. 4®. 

The Psalms, in metre ; with The Forme of Prayers, &c. used 
in the Church of Scotland. Whereunto, besides that was 
in the former books, are added also sundi'ie other Prayers, 
with a newe and exact Kallender for xvi yeres. [Compiled 
by Robert Pont.] [Preliminary pieces, 11 leaves unnum- 
bered : Text, p. 1 — 506 : Table, 3 pages] ; Edinburgh, by 
Thomas Bassandine". — Bodleian; Mr. G. Chalmers. S^. 

1 Contained in a tract entitled, » ITie Bodleian Library contains a 
" Morninj? and Evening Praiers, with copy of this collection ; from which 
" divers Psalms, Hymns and Medita- some former owner has taken away the 
" tions, made and set forth by the entire text of the Psalter, and that 
*• ladie Elizabeth Tyrwhit." Herbert alone. Its Title, which remains, is 
gives a very interesting account (too thus : " The cl Psalmes of David in 
long for insertion here) of a copy of " Enghsh metre. With the forme of 
this work, which was presented by " Prayers, and ministration of the Sa- 
lady E. Tyrwhit to Queen EUzabeth, " craments, &c. used in the Churche 
and which the Queen caused to be " of Scotland. Whereunto, besydes 
bound, with some other small prayers, " that was in the former bookes, are 
in solid gold, and wore it constantly " added also sundrie other Prayers, 
at her side. This curious relic (but " with a newe and exact Kallender for 
mutilated in some leaves) came after- " xvi yeres next to come. The con- 
wards into the possession of the Re- " tentes of this Booke are specified in 
verend George Ashby, who furnished " the page following after the declara- 
Mr. Herbert with all the particulars " tion of the Almanak. [Bassandine's 
respecting it, given at p. 1801-2. " device.] Printed at Edinburgh by 

»n (Dr. Tattersall asserts this, in his " Thomas Bassandine, dwelling at the 

Introduction to Merrick's Psalms.) " nether Bow. 1575. Cum privilegio." 

It has been said, that Keeper took the It appears from the contents, that the 

liberty of publishing Archbishop Par- Psalter had a distinct paging. 'ITie 

ker's version of the Psalter under his " forme of Prayers," &c. ends on 

own name : but this story wants fur- p. 159 : and Calvin's Catechism, with 

ther confirmation. See Hawkins* His- a separate title, of this same year, con- 

tory of Music, III. p. 422. tains p. i — 193. Herbert does not 



150 EDITIONS OF [1576— 

1576. 

The Psalter ; after the Great Bible ; London, by R. Jugge. 
—Bishop Daly. 4°. 

The Psalter, or Psalmes of David, after the translation of 
the Great Bible ; London, by Richarde Zu^^e.— Bodleian 
{Douce). 8°. 

The Psalms ; with other portions of Scripture ; Genevan ver- 
sion; London, by Chr. Barker. — Balliol College. 16°. 

The Psalms ; by Sternhold, &c. with the notes ; London, by 
John Day. — British Museum. fol. 

The same ; by the same printer. — St. John's Coll. Cambridge; 
Duke of Sussex. 4°. 

1577. 

The same ; by the same. — Earl Spencer. 4®. 

The same ; by the same. — Bodleian {Douce). See Hawkins, 
iii. p. 508. 12°. 

The Psalms of Degrees ; with Luther's commentarie, trans- 
lated by Henry Bull ; London, by Tho. Vautrollier°. — 
Bodleian; Sion College. 4P, 

1578. 

Psalms and Sacred Poems ; under the title of " The gude 
and godly Ballattes;" [by John Wedderburn, Vicar of 
Dundee] : Edinburgh, by John Boss P. (A copy is men- 
tioned by D. Laing, in his notes to Knox's Reformation 
in Scotland^ i. p. 139.) 

The Book of Psalms ; Genevan version ; London, by H. Den- 
ham. — Bodleian; Lea Wilson. 16°. 

The Psalms of David in metre ; with the Book of Common 
Order, and Calvin's Catechism; Edinburgh, by Thomas 
Bassandyne. (See Dr. Lee's Memorial, p. 39.) 

The Psalms ; by Sternhold, &c. ; London, by John Daye. — 
Mr. Finchard, of Taunton, Somerset. 4°. 

1579. 

The Psalmes, in Enghsh meter; with notes of foure partes, 
by Guilielmo Daman, for John Bull —See Hawkins' Hist, 
of Music, iii. p. 520. Hawkins judges that all the copies 

mention either of these pieces in his pp. 303. 

Typographical Antiquities. P See a short notice of Wedder- 

o It contains Title ; Epistle to the burn, with a specimen, in Holland's 

reader; Luther's preface; the Text, Psalmists. 



1582.] THE PSALMS. 161 

were bought up, " for at this day the book is not to be 
found." (See Herbert, p. 666.) long 8«>. 

The whole Book of Psalms ; by Stemhold, &c. conferred with 
the Hebrew, with notes ; of foure partes set unto them by 
Guilielmo Daman; London, by John Day. — St.PauVs; 
Sir J. Haiokins. (Quirre, if the same book ?) 4°. 

Psalm lxxxvii., with an exposition by John Calvin; London, 
by Thomas Dawson. — Trinity Coll. Cambridge. 4*». 

A Golden Chaine, taken out of the rich treasurehouse the 
PsALMEs of David, &c. by Thomas Rogers. (See it more 
fully entered above, at p. 43.) — Leu Wilson. 12°. 

1580. 

Psalms xxiii. lxii. lxxiii. lxxvii.; with an exposition by 
Bishop John Hooper; London, by H. Middleton. — Mr. 
Herbert. 4*>. 

The Psalms ; by Sternhold, &c. ; London, by John Daye. — 
King's Library ; St. Paul's ; Cork Dioc. IJbrary ; Duke 
of Sussex. 4°. 

The same ; by the same printers. — Public Library , Cambridge, fol. 

1581. 

The whole Book of Psalms ; by Stemhold, &c. ; London, by 
J. Daye. — Brasen Nose College. 80. 

The same ; by the same printer. — Bodleian. 4®. 

The Psalms, truly opened by paraphrasis in prose, from the 
Latin of Beza, by Ant. Gilbie ; London, by Henry Den- 
ham. — Bodleian; Lambeth; Dr. Bliss; Lea TVilson. IS^. 

1582. 

Part of the Harmony of Kincx David^s Harp ; being the first 
xxi Psalms ; translated by Richd. Robinson from the Latin 
ofVictorinus Strigelius; London, by John Wolfe. — Bod- 
leian ; Mr. Heber ; Lea Wilson. 4°. 

Christian Meditations upon Eight Psalms of David ^ ; 
made by Theodore Beza, and from the French translated 

q The Title has no date; but the Psalms are Ps. i. 6. 32. 38. 51. 102. 
Dedication is dated 1582. The Text 130. 143. 
of the Psalms is in the margin : the 



152 EDITIONS OF [1582- 

by I. S. (John Stubbs) ; London, in Bacon House, by Chr. 

Barker. — Duke of Sussex. 24°. 

The whole Book of Psalmes in metre; by Sternhold, &c.; with 

the notes ; London, by John Daye^ — Earl ofCharlemont ; 

Sir John Hawkins. 12°. 

The same ; London, by John Daye. — St. Paul's. 4P. 

Diners Psalmes, Hymnes,&c.; by the Ladie Elizabeth Tyrwhit, 

(see p. 149), at page 103 of Bentley's " Second Lampe of 

Virginitie ;" London, by Henrie Denham s. — Dr. Bliss. 4p. 

1583. 

The Psalter; according to the Great Bible; London, by 

Henry Denham. — Mr. Herbert. . 4°. 

*The same ; London, by Chr. Barker; no date. — Cork Diocesan 

Library; Mr. Herbert. 4°. 

The same; London, by the assignes of W. Seres. — St. Paul's. 4". 
The Psalms in metre ; by Sternhold, &c. ; London, by John 

Daye ^— Exeter College ; Pembroke College ; Mr. Herbert. 4". 
The same; by the same i^rmter.— Marsh's Library, Dublin ; 

Duke of Sussex. fol. 



^ This is a beautiful little book : per- 
haps it ought to be called a 24°. On 
the reverse of the title are the royal 
arms: Athanasius' treatise, 12 pages; 
Veni Creator, and other hymns, 31 
pages unnumbered ; on reverse of the 
last leaf begins the Text, " The 
" Psalms," p. 1-367. The next page 
is filled with a woodcut of David in 
prayer: on the reverse. An Exhorta- 
tion, the X Commandments, the 
Creed, &c. &c. 17 pages ; a Forme of 
Prayer to be used in private houses 
everie morning and evening, &c. 15 
pages : the Confession of the Christian 
Fayth, 6 pages : on the next. Day's 
device, a heart in flames, &c. : a Table, 
3 pages : at the end, the printer's co- 
lophon and the date. The letter is a 
small clear Roman. The signatures 
run in twelves. A full page of text 
without notes contains 34. 35. 36. or 
37 lines. 

Lord Charlemont's copy is an ex- 
quisite one, in old Grolier binding. 
Annexed to it is a little book of extra- 
ordinary rarity, in equally fine and 



perfect condition, " David's Sling 
" against great Goliah ;" printed by 
Henry Denham, in 158 1. 

» In the " Third Lampe," same date, 
are " Right godlie Psalmes to be said 
" of our most vertuous and deere soue- 
** raigne Ladie Queene Elizabeth as at 
" all times at hir Grace's pleasure, so 
" especiallie upon the 17 daie of No- 
" uember — paraphrasticallie explaned 
" and opened by that godlie learned 
" man Theodore Beza." The Psalms 
are 18, 118, together with " The Kings 
" Heart, or God's familiar speech to 
" the Queene," and " The Queenes 
" Vow, or selfe-talk with God," both 
collected out of the Psalmes as ex- 
pounded by Beza. — In the " Fourth 
" Lampe," p. 895, are also " The Dole- 
" fvll Done, or Dauid's Penitentiall 
" Psalmes." There are few books 
of rarer occurrence, or that contain 
more curious and interesting matter, 
than the " Monument of Matrones." 

* Title, in a compartment; the Text; 
Prayers, and a Table ; together con- 
taining sign, u vi in fours. 



1586 ] THE PSALMS. 153 

Psalms i. ii. hi. iv. in metre; by Richard Stanyhurst'; Lon- 
don, by H. Bynneman. —Bodleian; Afthmolean Museum, Oxf. 8". 

1584. 

The Psalms ; by Sternhold, &c. ; with the notes ; London, 
by John Daye. — Bodleian; Bp. Daly^; THn. Coll. Dublin. 4P. 

The same ; by the same printer, but different impression. — 
Bodleian. 4". 

1585. 

The Seven Penitential Psalms "; in metre, by Wm. Hunnis; 
London, by H. Denham. — Mr. Herbert. 24o. 

Sixty Psalms in metre (in " Musike of six and five partes ; 
made upon the common tunes used in singing of the 
Psalmes; by John Cosyn.") (See Hawkins^ Hist, of Mu- 
sic, iii. p. 422 : and Bumey^s Hist, of Music, iii. p. 54.) 

The ciiii. Psalm ; translated (in verse) out of Tremellius, by 
King James I. Printed in his " Essaies of a Prentise in 
the divine arte of poesieX;" Edinburgh, by Thomas Vau- 
troUier. — Bodleian. 4°. 

1586. 

The Psalms, by Sternhold, &c ; London, by J. Daye. — British 
Museum. fol. 

' These are printed at the end of " miliar praier8> and reduced into mee- 

Stanihurst's translation of " The First " ter, by — &c. Whereunto are also 

" Foure Bookes of Virgil's ^neis " annexed his Handful of Honi- 

" into English heroicall verse." The " suckles ; the Poore Widowe's Mite ; 

Psalms are in the Classic metres, He- " a Dialog between Christ and a Sin- 

roic, Elegiac, Asclepiad, Iambic, and "ner; divers godlie and pithie ditties ; 

Sapphic. One of them is given below, " with a Christian confession of and 

in the Appendix ; by which the failure " to the Trinitie ; newly printed and 

of this conceited attempt at versifica- " augmented, 1 585, with musik notes." 

tion may be seen. Dedication : the Author to his booke : 

« This is a beautiful copy, accom- the Booke to his readers : on reverse, 

panied by Queen Ehzabeth's " Booke a cut of King David : the Text, on 85 

" of Christian Praiers ;" bound in em- pages. The other compositions have 

broidered velvet by the Nims of Little separate titles ; but the signatures are 

Gidding. continued, to h 10 in twelves. [The 

» The title of this rare book is above is from Herbert. I have never 

" Seven Sobs of a sorrowfull Soule seen a copy.] Quaere, if this be the 

'* for Sinne ; comprehending those edition quoted in Holland's Psalmists, 

" seven Psalmes of the princelie Pro- i.p. 152, there dated 1583 ? 

** phet David commonlie called Poeni- y This work was reprinted at Edin- 

" tentiall ; framed into a forme of fa- biu-gh in 181 1. 



154 EDITIONS OF [1586— 

The same; with the notes; London, by John Wolfe, for the 

assignes of Richard Daje.— Museum. 4°. 

The same ; by the same. — Emmanuel College ; Trinity College^ 

Dublin. fol. 

Psalms, an exposition of the, by T. W. [Wilcocke] ; London, 

by Tho. Mann. — Publ. Libr. Cambridge; Mr. Herbert; 

Mr. Jolly. 40. 

1587. 
The Psalms ; by Sternhold, &c. ; London, by John Wolfe, for 

Richard Day. (/ have seen it. H. C.) 4P. 

The same ; London — British Museum. 80. 

The Psalms, in metre ; for the use of the Kirk of Scotland ; 

London, by T. VautrolHer. — Lambeth ; Lea Wilson. 12°. 

Psalm cxxx, in verse; by George Gascoigne^. Printed in his 

" Whole Workes •" London, by AbeU J efl^es. — Bodleian ; 

Earl of Charlemont. 4P. 

1588. 

PsALMES, Sonnets, and Songes of sadness and piety ; made 
into music of five parts, by W. Bird z; London, by Tho. 
Este, or East. — Dr. Farmer ; Mr. Bindley; Mr. Perry. 4°. 

The Psalms ; by Sternhold, &c. ; London, H. Denham, for 
the assignes of R. Day. — Lea Wilson. \2^. 

1589. 
No edition. 

1590. 

The Psalm es of David, truly opened and explained by para- 
phrases, &c. ; set forth by Theodore Beza, and translated 
into English by Antonie Gilbie ; London, by R, Yardley 
and P. Short, for the assignes of W. Seres. — Bodleian; 
Publ. Libr. Cambridge ; Lea Wilson. 18°. 

The Psalms ; by Sternhold, &c. ; London, by J. Wolfe, for 
the assigns of R. Day. — Duke of Sussex ; Bp. Daly. 4p. 

1591. 

The Psalms, by Sternhold, &c. ; London, by John Wolfe.— 
Mr. Herbert. 4p. 

y See p. 149. the Chapel Royal. See a collation in 

z He was organist of Lincoln Ca- Rimbault's Bibliotheca Madrigaliana. 
thedral, and one of the gentlemen of 



—1593] THE PSALMS. 165 

The same; by the same. — Lea Wilson. 12°. 

The PsALMEs of David iii metre ; with the tunes composed by 
Mr. William Damon ; published by W. Swayne, Gent. ; 
London, for T. Este, the assigne of W. Bird. (See Haw- 
kins* Hist, of Music J iii. p. 520, where the title is given at 
length, with other particulars.) 

PsALMES, an exposition of the, by Tho. Wilcocke ; London, 
by T. Orwin, for Thos. Mann. — Lambeth ; All Souls Coll. ; 
Trinity Coll. Dublin ; Bp. Daly. 4^. 

The Harmon IE of the Church ; containing spirituall songes 
and hymns in metre ; by M. D. [i. e. Michael Drayton ;] 
London, sold at the Rose and Crown. {See Herbert, 
p. 1800.) See above, p. 50. — King^s Library. 

Certain Psalms », in English hexameters ; by Abraham 
Fraunce ; London, for W. Ponsonby. — Bodleian. 4P. 

1592. 

The Psalter, according to the Great Bible ; London, by the 
deputies of Christopher Barker, (attached to the Prayer- 
book.) — Trinity Coll. Dublin. fol. 

The Psalms, by Stemhold, &c. ; London, John Windet. — Dr. 
Bliss. 4". 

The same ; by the same. (/ have seen it. H. C.) fol. 

The whole Book of Psalmes, with their wonted tunes ; com- 
posed into four parts; compiled by x sundry authors b; 
London, by Thomas Est. — Mr. Herbert. S°. 

1593. 

XXIII. Psalms ; translated from Victor Strigelius, by R. Robin- 
son^ ; London, by Abraham Kitson. — See Herbert, p. 1171. 4°. 

Psalms xxii. to xxxiii ; with an exposition by R. Robinson ; 
title wanting, (contains pp. 174.) — Bodleian. 4°. 

* Namely, Psalms i. vi. viii. xxtx. Preface ; the Text, 288 pages ; a gene- 

xxxviii. 1. Ixxiii. civ. printed at the end ral Confession, &c., with other prayers ; 

of " The Countesse of Pembroke's a Prayer for the Queen, set to music ; 

" Emanuel : conteining the Nativity, a Table ; East's arms and colophon on 

" Passion, Buriall, and Resurrection the last page. N.B. — ^This was reprinted 

" of Christ : together with certaine in 1844, ^or the Musical Antiquarian 

" Psalmes of David." It contains a Society. 

Dedication ; and sign, e iii in fours. — c Being part 2 of " The Harmony of 

See a specimen in the Appendix : 'and " King David's Harp." See the year 

another in Holland's Psalmists. 1582. 



b Title : Dedication, by the Printer ] 



x2 



156 EDITIONS OF [i594— 

1594. 

The Psalms, by Sternhold, &c. ; London, by John Daye.— 
Bodleian. 4o. 

The same ; by John Windet, for the Assignes of R. Daye. — 
Museum ; Brasen Nose College. 4°. 

The Psalms, in metre ; (for the use of the Kirk of Scotland ;) 
with the tunes j Middelburg, by Richard Schilders. [These 
are attached to Calvin"'s Catechism, &c.] — Trinity Coll. 
Dublin; Glasgow University ; Lea Wilson. 8**. 

The Psalter j London, by the deputies of Chr. Barker. — 
British Museum. fol. 

The whole Book of Psalms ; with their wonted tunes ; com- 
posed into foure partes ; compiled by x sondry authors ; 
London, by Tho. Este^. — British Museum. 12°. 

" Songs and Psalmes ; composed into 3, 4, and 5 parts ; for 
" the use and delight of all such as either love or learn 
" musicke -" by John Mundy, Gent., B. M. and Organist, 
&c. ; London, by Thomas Est^. — Mr. Herbert ; Mr. Douce, 4°, 

1595. 

The Psalms, by Sternhold, &c. ; London. — Bodleian. 4P. 

The same; by the same. — Museum; Trinity Coll. Cambridge, fol. 
The same; by the same. — Lea Wilson. 12**. 

1596. 

The Psalms in metre, &c., for the Kirk of Scotland; Edin- 
burgh, by H. Charteris.— (See Herbert, p. 1516;) Public 
Library, Cambridge. 12°. 

The same ; with divers notes and tunes Agmented to them ; 
Middelburg, by Richard Schilders. — Lea Wilson, 12°. 

Psalms lxii. to lxvii ; with an exposition, translated from 
Victor Strigelius, by R. Robinson^ ; London, by Valentine 
Simmes. — Bodleian ; Christ Church. 4P. 

<i Herbert, p. 1 019, observes that this tains some metrical Psalms, differing 

edition varies much in the psalm-tunes from Stemhold's version. It has a de- 

from the previous one of 1592. See the dication to the Earl of Essex. See the 

names of the ten authors, with full par- contents specified in Rimbault's Bibli- 

ticulars of the work, in Hawkins' Hist. otMca Madrigaliana, 1847. 

ofMtmc, iii. p. 522, &c. f See former parts, under the years 

e Ihis IS a curious mixture. It con- 1583 and 1593. 



—1599] THE PSALMS. 157 

1597. 

The Psalms, by Stemhold, &c. ; London, by J. Windet, for 
the assignes of Richard Daye. — British Museum. fol. 

The same ; by the sames. — Emmanuel College ; TVin. College, 
Dublin. 16°. 

The Psalms; for the Kirk of Scotland, both in metre and 
prose ; Middelburgh, for John Gibson. — Dr. Lee, (See his 
Memorial, p. 49.) 

Seven Sobs of a Sorrowful Soule, &c. ; being the Seven 
Penitential Psalms, in verse, by Wm. Hunnis, (as above, 
under the year 1585;) London, by Peter Short. — Lea 
mison. 24°. 

Sundry Psalms of David ; translated into verse, by Henry 
Lok ; London, by Richard Field h. — Bodleian / Earl of 
Bridgewater. 4°. 

1598. 

The Psalms, by Stemhold, &c. ; London, by J. Windet, for 
the assignes of R. Daye. — British Museum. fol. 

The same ; London, by the same. — Sir J. Hawkins ; Lea 
Wilson. 40. 

The same ; London, by the same. — Ashmolean Museum, 
Oxford. 18». 

1599. 

The same ; by the same. — Lea Wilson. fol. 

The same ; with the prose, (Genevan version,) for the use of 
the English church at Middelburg; Middelburg, by R. 
Schilders.— Xeo Wilson. 16°. 

The CL. Psalms of David in meeter ; with the forms of Prayer, 
&c., of the Kirk of Scotland ; Edinburgh, be Robert Smyth. 
— Museum. 12°. 

The Psalms, by Stemhold, &c. ; no place, no name, (but pro- 
bably by Christopher Barker, in this year.) — British 
Museum. 4°. 

s This little volume ought rather to Psalms, 

be called 32°. The letter is a small i» These are found at the end of Lok's 

Roman ; the signatures run m eights, translation of Ecclesiastes ; which see 

a — Y 8. ITie pages are numbered, but above, at p. 54. They are Ps. 27, 71, 

the numbering is extremely incorrect. 119, 121, 130; together with the Lord's 

Before the Psalms are some Hymns ; Prayer. A specimen is given in the 

and after them, the Ten Command- Appendix, 
ments, Creed, Prayers, and a Table of 



fol. 



158 EDITIONS OF [i599- 

The PsALMEs of David, in meter, &c. ; with ten short tunes, 
&c. ; by Richard Allison, Gent., practitioner in the arte of 
musicke ; and are to be solde at his house ; London, by 
Will. Barley, the assigne of Thomas Morlej \—Balliol 
College. 

1600. 

Psalm xxxii. with an exposition, by Maister David Blak ; 
Edinburgh, by Eobt. Walde-grave ; (contains pp. 95, be- 
sides Title : no prefatory matter.)— Trinity Coll. Dublin. 16°. 

Psalms, an exposition upon some select, from the Latin of 
R. RoUock, by C. L., [Charles Lumisden ;] Edinburgh, by 
R. Walde-grave k.— (See Herbert, p. 1521 ;) Lea Wilson. 8«. 

Psalms and Sacred Poems; "The Gude and Godly Ballattes ;" 
Edinburgh, by Robert Smyth. — (See Knox's Reformation in 
Scotland, by D. Laing, i. p. 139, note.) 

The Psalter; according to the Great Bible; London, by 
Robert Barker. — Bodleian ; Lea Wilson. fol. 

" Seven Sobs," &c. i. e. the Seven Penitential Psalms, in 
metre, by Wm. Hunnis ; newly printed and augmented ; 
London, for Peter Short'. — Earl of Pembroke. 24P. 

1601. 

The Psalms of David, in prose and metre "> ; Dort, by Abra- 
ham Canin. — Mr. Herbert. 16°. 

The PsALMEs of David, in metre, with diverse notes and 
tunes augmented to them; Dort, by Isaac Canin. — Lea 
Wilson. 12". 

The Psalms, by Sternhold, &c.; London, by J. Windet. — 
Dr. Coombe ; Lea Wilson. 12*'. 

The Seven Penitential Psalms; in verse, by R. V. [Rob. 
Verstegan] ; no place", no name. — Bodleian; Mr. Lloyd. 8°. 

» See an account of this work in of Scotland, t^. 2^.) 

Hawkins' Hist, of Music, iii. p. 524. 1 See a full description of the con- 

^ "This work exhibits admirable spe- tents above, under the years 1585 and 

" cimensoftranslations of fifteen Psalms, 1597. 

" probably from the original; (for Lumis- m The prose is the Genevan ver- 

" den, who was son-in-law to the famous sion ; the verse, Sternhold's. See Dr. 

" Robert Pont, was a superior scholar ;) Lee's Memorial. 

" but when other parts of scriptm-e are » Probably the volume was executed 

" quoted, the translation generally ad- in Holland : it is extremely rare. It 

" heres to the Geneva Bible." {Br. contains 115 pages, besides the Title 

Lee's Memorial for the Bible Societies and Dedication. The Bodleian copy. 



1603] THE PSALMS. 159 

1602. 
The Psalms, by Sternhold, &c.; London, by J. Windet, for 

the assignes of R. Daye. (/ have seen it. H. C.) 4". 

The same; London. — Museum. 8°. 

The Psalms, in metre ; with the prose in the margin, (for the 

use of the Church of Scotland) ; Middleburgh, by Rich. 

Schilders. — Lambeth; Balliol Coll.; Lea Wilson. 12**. 

KING JAMES I. 

1603. 

The Psalms, by Sternhold, &c.; London. — Bodleian. 8". 

The same ; London, by J. Windet, for the assigns of Daye. — 

York Cathedral; Trin. Coll. Cambridge. fol. 

The same ; London. — Museum. 4°. 

The Psalms ; Sternhold's ; Edinburgh, by R. Charteris °. — 

Lea fVilson. 18«. 

The Psalms, in prose and meeter; (Genevan and Stemhold's); 

London, by E. S., for the assigns of Wm. Seres and R. 

Day. — Lea Wilson. 16^\ 

The Psalms, in metre; for the use of the Kirk of Scotland; 

Dort. — Dr. Lee, of Edinburgh, {Memorial, p. 49.) 
Certaine [nine] Psalmes of David, in meter, by H.D. [Henry 

Dod P] ; London, by Robert Waldegrave. — Publ. Libr. 

Cambridge. 16'*. 

which is one of the only two known to Cambridge, It is a small piece in 16°, 
me, is fine and perfect. In 1819, Mr. having for title "Certaine Psalmes of 
Lloyd's copy, which at that time was " David heretofore much out of use 
believed to be the only perfect one, " because of their difficult tunes, re- 
was sold for twenty-one guineas. See " duced into Enghsh meter better fit- 
a specimen in the Appendix ; and an- "ting the common tunes, by H. D. 
other in Holland's Psalmists. " Printed by Robert Walgrave, 1603." 

o It contains. Title ; on the back a The Title is followed by an Address to 

woodcut; the division of the meter; the Reader, of 2 pages; the Psalms 

the Text, p. 3-285 ; a Confession, a are printed in Italics ; the prose in the 

Prayer, a Prayer for the King and margin, as also the Titles, being in 

Queen, 4 pages unnumbered ; the co- Roman. The Psalms translated by 

lophon. Dod here are Ps. 104. in. 120. 122. 

P This edition is spoken of by the 124. 135. 126. 130. A full page con- 
author, in his second and enlarged tains 23 lines. This work was privi- 
one of 1620 ; but it is extremely diffi- leged by King James I. See a further 
cult to meet with. The only copy, notice of it in " Todd's Observations 
which I have been able to hear of, is " on Sternhold's version," 8°. 1822. 
preserved in the Public Library at p. 60. 



160 EDITIONS OF [1604- 

1604. 

The whole Book of Psalms ; (in metre) witli their wonted 

tunes, &c. compiled by x sundry authors ; London, Thos. 

Este, for the Company. — Lea Wilson. 12". 

Psalms, by Sternhold, &c. with the prose in the margin; 

London, for the Companie of Stationers. — Bishop Daly. fol. 
The same ; London, for the same. — PubL Libr. Cambridge; 

Dr. Coombe. S**. 

The Primer ; (containing the usual Psalms) ; Antwerp, by 

Arnold Conings. — Publ. Libr. Cambridge. 12'^. 

1605. 

Psalms, by Sternhold, &c.; London, for the Company of Sta- 
tioners. — St. Paul's / Lea Wilson. 12". 

The same ; with the prose ; for the same. — Publ. Libr. Cam- 
bridge. 8°. 

The same; London, by Robert Barker. (/ have seen it. H. C.) 4". 

1606. 

The MiND^s Melody; being certayne Psalms of David, in 
metre q ; Edinburgh, by Rob. Charteris. — Glasgow Uni- 
versity. 8". 

The Psalter ; London, by Robert Barker. — British Museum. 4°. 

The Psalter, after the Great Bible ; London, for the Com- 
pany. — Lambeth. 32". 

The Psalms, by Sternhold, &c.; London, for the same. — 
Bodleian; Balliol College. 4p. 

The same; for the same. (L have seen it. H. C.) fol. 

1607. 

The same ; with the tunes ; for the same. — Emmanuel Coll. ; 
Marsh's Library, Dublin. fol. 

<i These are by Alexander .Montgo- "with." The vohime consists of 16 

mery, " one of the most popular of the leaves. It comprises Ps. i. 4. 6. 15. 

" old poets of Scotland." {Holland's 19. 23. 43. 57. 91. loi. 117. 121. 125. 

Psalmists, i. p. 241.) Title, " Psalmes. 128. The Song of Simeon, and Gloria 

" The Mind's Melodie ; contayning Patri. A specimen of the version is 

" certaine Psalmes of the kingUe Pro- given in the Appendix. The Censura 

" phete David, appHed to a new plea- Literaria erroneously dates the work 

" sant tune, verie comfortable to every 1605. 
" one that is rightlie acquainted ther- 



i6ii.] THE PSALMS. 161 

The Psalms, by Stemhold, &c.; London, for the Company. — 
BaUiol College, 8». 

The same, with the tunes ; London, for the same. — Lambeth. AP, 

The Psalms, in metre ; with the tunes, a new preface, and an 
introduction to learn to sing ; London, for the Company 
of Stationers. (For the peculiarities of this edition, see 
Hawkins^ History of Mttsic, vol. iii. p. 509.) 

Some few of David's Psalms, metaphrased, for a taste of the 
rest, by J. H., [Joseph Hall;] London, for S. Masham. (at 
the end of " Holy Observations.") — Mr. J. Jolly, London. 12**. 

1608. 

The Psalms, in metre ; as allowed by the Kirk of Scotland ; 
Edinburgh, by the heirs and successors of Andr. Ander- 
son. — Mr. Herbert. 24°. 

The Psalter; after the Great Bible; London, by Robert 
Barker, (attached to a Prayer-book). — Trin. Coll. Dublin. 4P. 

The Psalms, by Sternhold, &c. ; London, for the Company. 
—St. Paul's. 120. 

The same ; for the same. (/ have seen it. H. C.) 4°. 

1609. 

The same ; for the same.— -EarZ Spencer ; Duke of Sussex. fol. 
The same ; for the same. — Trinity Coll. Dublin. 4°. 

The same; for the same. — Museum; BodJeian. 8". 

1610. 

The same ; for the same. — Marsh's Library, Dublin. 4». 

The same. IS^. 

1611. 
The same; London, for the same. — Bodleian; C. C. College, 

Oxford; Publ. Libr. Cambridge. 8<>. 

The Psalms ; Scottish version ; with the Genevan prose ; 

Edinburgh, by Andro Hart. — Bodleian; Lea Wilson. 8°. 

The whole Book of Psalms, (Stemhold's) with their wonted 

tunes, &c.; composed into foure parts, by ten sundry 

authors ; London, for the Company. — Trinity Coll. Dublin. 

[pp. 276.] 8«. 



162 EDITIONS OF [1612— 

1612. 
The Book of Psalms, Englished, both in prose and metre, by 

H.A., (Henry Ainsworth"^;) Amsterdam, by Giles Thorp. 

— Lambeth; Emmanuel College; St. John^s Coll. Cambridge; 

Marsh's Library, Dublin. 4°. 

The Psalms, by Sternhold, &c. ; London^ for the Company. — 

British Museum ; Westminster Abbey ; Trin. Coll. Cambr. 4°. 
The same ; for the same. — Museum ; Cashel Library. fol. 

The same ; for the same. 8°. 

The same; for the same. — University Press, Oxford. 12°. 

The Psalms, in prose and meetre ; London, for the Company. 

— Lea Wilson. 16°. 

The Penitential Psalms, paraphrastically turned into verse ; 

(printed under the title of" The DolefuU Dove;" at p. 100 of 

" The Muse's Sacrifice/') by John Davies, of Hereford ; 

London. — Dr. Bliss. 12°. 

1613. 

The Psalter, after the Great Bible; London, by Robt. Barker. 

— St. PauVs. 40. 

The Psalms, in prose and metre ; London, for the Company. 

— Lea Wilson. 8°. 

The Psalms, by Sternhold, &c. ; London, for the Company. — 

Bristol. 40, 

The same ; for the same. — Bodleian. 18°. 

The same ; London, for the same. — British Museum. 8". 

The Psalms, in metre, by William Johnson ; Amsterdam. — 

See Le Long's Bibliotheca Sacra. 8°. 

The Teares or Lamentations of a Sorrowful Soul, [containing 

the Seven Penitential Psalms ;] set forth by Sir Thomas 
^ Leighton, Knight; London, by Ralph Blower^.— Lea 

Wilson. 40 

1614. 

The Psalms, in Scottish metre ; Edinburgh, by Andro Hart. 

— Lea Wilson. ]^2o 

The Psalms, by Sternhold, &c. ; London, for the Company. 

—Museum ; St. Paul's ; Exeter Coll. ; Waterford Cathedr. 4°. 
The same ; for the same.— DwAre of Sussex. fol. 

^ It contains Title; Preface, 2 pages; s This was republished in the next 

Text, page 1-342 ; Tables, &c. p. 343- year, set to music in folio. 
348. See Holland's Psalmists. 



— i6i6.] THE PSALMS. 163 

1615. 

The Psalms, by Sternhold, &c. ; London. — Museum. fol. 

The same j for the same. — Museum. 4<*. 

The same, with the tunes ; for the same. — Museum ; Bodleian. 8*. 

The same, with the tunes ; for the same. — Museum. 16°. 

The CL. PsALMES of David ; in prose and meeter, with the 
tunes ; to which is added Knox's Liturgy, &c. ; also, " the 
" Song of Moses in meeter, never before this time in print :" 
Edinburgh, by Andro Hart^ — Museum; Publ. Libr. Cam- 
bridge; Lea Wilson. 8°. 

The CL. Psalm Es of David, in Scottish meeter, &c. ; Edin- 
burgh, by Andro Hart. — Lea Wilson. 4°. 

The Psalter, after the Great Bible; London, for the Com- 
pany.— C. C. College, Oxford. 4^ 

Fifti Select Psalms, of David and others ; paraphrastically 
turned into English verse, [by Sir Edwin Sandys" ;] and by 
Robert Tailour set to be sung in five parts ; London, by 
Thomas Snodham. — Bodleian ; Lambeth ; Ashmolean Mu- 
seum, Oxford; Chichester Cathedral; Br. Bliss; Lea 
Wilson, (large paper.) 4**. 

A Paraphrase of Psalm civ., by David Murray ; Edinburgh, 
by Andro Hart. — Edinburgh University; (reprinted in 1823, 
for the Bannatyne Club.) 4°. 

1616. 

The Psalms, by Sternhold, &c. ; London, for the Company. — 
Museum ; Emmanuel College. 4°. 

* Contains Title ; Table of moveable 22, 25, 32, 34, 36, 37, 40, 42, 44, 45, 

feasts; a Calendar; names of the fairs 49-51, 67-69, 73, 79, 82, 84, 90, 92, 

in Scotland; the Contents, 18 pages ; 94, loo, loi, 103, 104, 107, 110-112, 

the Liturgy, sign, b ii — o viii.; the 118, 119, 122, 128, 130, 137,139, 141, 

Songof Moses; the xii common tunes; 145, 146. The music, in five parts, 

sign, p i — viii. ; a second Title ; Text with a separate set of notes for the lute, 

of the Psalms, including 3 pages of is printed with Ps. 8, 16, 19, 21, 42. 

Table, sign, a— g g ii. 84, 94, 103, 112, 130, and 137. The 

" Antony k Wood {Athena Oxon., spelling is purposely singular ; the ver- 

ii. p. 474,) affirms Sir Edwin Sandys to sification is often rough and quaint, but 

be the author ; but no proof of this ap- sometimes exhibiting a very high and 

pears in the volume itself. It contains nervous vein. A specimen literatim 

the Title ; a Hymn to God, 2 pages ; the is given in the Appendix ; and another 

Text, page 1-136; a Table, &c., and may be seen in Holland's Psalmists. 

errata, 2 pages. The Psalms para- I do not believe that this version has 

phrased are, Ps. i, 2, 8, 15, 16, 17, 19- ever been reprinted. 

y2 



164 EDITIONS OF [i6i6- 

The same ; for the same — Bodleian. 8°. 

The same ; for the same. — Lea Wilson. 48o. 

1617. 

The same ; for the same. — University Press, Oxford. 4P. 

The same ; for the same. — Bodleian. 12°. 

The Psalms ; in prose (Genevan) and metre, (Sternhold^s ;) 

London, for the Company. — Lea Wilson, (2 editions.) 16o. 

The Psalms, with annotations ; by H. Ainsworth, second 

edition ; no place, no name^. — Bodleian ; Lincoln College ; 

Trinity Coll. Dublin ; Lea Wilson. 4P, 

The Psalms, by Sternhold, &c. ; London, for the Company. — 

Museum ; Bodleian ; York Cathedral ; Bristol ; Earl 

Spencer. fol. 

Certain Psalms; Douay version ; (contained in a Primer; 

no place, nor printer s name.) — Public Library, Cambridge ; 

Trinity Coll. Cambridge. 12^ 

1618. 

The Psalms, by Sternhold, &c. ; London, for the Company. — 
Bodleian. - 8®. 

The same ; for the same. — Duke of Sussex. 4°. 

The same ; for the same. 32°, 

The Psalms, by H. Ainsworth, &c., (as in 1617 ;) no place, no 
name''. — Trinity College^ Oxford. 4P. 

1619. 

The Psalms, by Sternhold, &c. ; for the Company. — 
Museum. fol. 

The same, with the tunes ; for the same. — Museum ; Univer- 
sity Press, Oxford; Earl Spencer. 4°. 

The same ; for the same. — Duke of Sussex. 8°. 

The same; for the same. — Museum; Lea Wilson. 12«. 

The same ; in prose (Genevan) and metre ; for the same. — 
Lea Wilson. 16°. 

George Wither's " Preparation to the Psalter," contains speci- 
mens of his version of the Psalms ; no place, no name. — 
Bodleian. fol. 

^ It is probable, that these two editions where he was then resident, and had a 

of the Psalms, as also the editions of church ; none of them bear any place 

the several books of the Pentstteuch or name, and all seem to be of foreign 

pubUshed about this time by Ains- workmanship, 
worth, were printed at Amsterdam, 



i620.] THE PSALMS. 

The same ; Loudon^ by Nicholas Okes. — Lea fVilson. 



166 
fol. 



1620. 

The Psalms ; by Stemhold, &c. ; London^ for the Compauy. — 
Museum. fol. 

The same ; for the same. — Dr. Cotton. AP. 

The same ; for the same. 8°. 

All the Psalms of David y; with certain Songs and Canticles 
of Moses, Deborah, Isaiah, Hezekiah, and others, not 
formerly extant for Song, &c. reduced into easy metre, by 
H. Dod [with the prose in the margin] ; no place nor 
printer. — British Museum; Bodleian; Chichester Cathedral; 
Lambeth ; Lea Wilson. 8°. 



y Title, within a border ; Dedication, 
3 pages : To the Christian reader, 5 
pages : the Text, 1-375 : a Table, 5 
pages : sundrie Canticles, 3 pages : i 
blank. On a separate title, "A De- 
" scription of the principall points in 
" the Psalms : the same act of Parlia- 
" ment, &c. printed 1620 : " A Table, 
21 pages: An act for a publique 
thanksgiving, 6 pages : the same act 
in verse, 6 pages, reverse blank. 

The volume bears much appearance 
of ha\nng been printed in Holland: 
but John Bagford was of opinion that 
it was executed at Edinburgh. It is 
very incorrect. The Bodleian copy 
formerly belonged to Bagford : from 
him it passed to Dr. Charlett; and 
from him to Thomas Hearne. Mr. 
Lea Wilson possessed two copies of 
this rare book : which, if we are to 
believe George Wither, (see Todd's 
" Observations on Sternhold's Ver- 
" sion,") was suppressed by public 
authority; " Dod the silkman's late 
" ridiculous translation of the Psalms 
"was, by authority, worthily con- 
" demned to the fire." Indeed, one 
can scarcely say that the book de- 
served a much better fate. A speci- 
men is given in the Appendix : and, as 
a curiosity, I have subjoined the act of 
Parliament for enjoining a thanksgiv- 



ing on the fifth of November, for the 
kingdom's deliverance from the gun- 
powder-plot, " composed into easie 
" meeter, a song meete for yong and 
" old," [and have accompanied it with 
a similar piece, viz. Vicars' " para- 
•* phrase in verse of the 123d Psalm, by 
" waye of thankesgiving for our great 
" deliverance from the Papistes Ponder 
" Plot."] I apprehend that there are not 
many persons who have seen an act of 
parliament in verse. Yet this is not 
the only piece of Law, which has wooed 
readers under the captivating garb of 
poetry. No longer ago than the year 
181 1 an octavo volume was printed at 
Paris, which contained the whole of 
the " Code Napoleon " (consisting of 
2281 sections) in French verse. In the 
seventeenth century, a French poet 
named Jean Maignon formed the wild 
design of composing an Encyclopedia 
in verse ; and he actually published a 
volume in quarto, which he called 
" La Science Universelle." While his 
work was in progress, Scarron jeered 
him, by sending a message that he 
himself had an intention of favouring 
the world with a poetical version of the 
Councils. 

Holland has given a specimen, and 
notice of Dod, in his " Psalmists of 
" Britain." 



166 EDITIONS OF [1620- 

Exercises on the First Psalm^ in prose and verse, by G. 
Wither z; London, by E. Griffin. — Bodleian; Lea Wilson. 16°. 

1621. 
The Psalms ; with Hymns and Songs ; composed into iv parts, 

by sundry authors ; compiled by Tho. Ravenscroft a, B. M.; 

London, for the Company. — Museum; Bodleian; Lambeth; 

Lea Wilson. 12". 

Psalms and Sacred Poems ; '• the Gude and Godly Ballattes ;" 

Edinburgh, by Andro Hart. (See Knox's Reformation in 

Scotland, edited by D. Laing, i. p. 139, note.) 
The Psalms ; in prose (Genevan) and metre (Sternhold's) ; 

London, for the Company. — Lea Wilson. 12°. 

" Seven Sobs," &c. (the Seven Penitential Psalms,) by Wm. 

Hunnis; with his '* Handful of Honeysuckles," &c. ; 

newly augmented; Edinburgh, by Andro Hart. (See 

above, at years 1585, 1597, 1600.) — Lea Wilson. 24". 

1622. 
" The 150 Psalms ; in prose and meeter " (with the Form of 

Baptism, &c.); Edinburgh. — Bridges' Catalogue, 1725. — 

N°. 3916. 
The Psalms ; by Sternhold, &c. ; London, for the Company. 
— British Museum ; St. Paul's ; Christ Church, Oxford. 12°. 

1623. 

The same ; London, for the Company. — Christ Church, Oxf fol. 
The same ; London, for the Company. 4°. 

The same; Cambridge, by Cantrell Legge. — British Museum ; 

Lea Wilson. 8". 

The same ; London, for the Company. — Lea Wilson. I60. 

z At the end are two metrical para- " of collections of this kind have 

phrases of the first eight verses of Ec- " from time to time been published, 

clesiastes, ch. xii. " the compilations of those illiterate 

a This is the first edition of Ra- " and conceited fellows who call them- 

venscroft's Collection. Sir John "selves Singing-masters and lovers 

Hawkins says of it, that "having "of psalmody and of divine music; 

" passed thro' many editions, 1633, " yet even in this day he is deemed 

" &c. It became the manual of Psalm- " a happy man in many places, 

" smgers throughout the kingdom : " who is master of a genuine copy of 

" and though an incredible number " Ravenscroft's Psalms.' " iii. p. 526. 



—1628] THE PSALMS. 167 

1624. 

The Psalms ; with an exposition, by Tho. Wilcocke ^ ; Lon- 
don, by J. Haviland. — Bodleian. foL 

The Psalms ; by Sternhold, &c. ; London, for the Company. 
— Sion College ; Exeter College. fol. 

The same ; London, for the Company. — Pembroke College. 4r, 

The same ; London, for the Company. — Oriel College. 8°. 

Some few of David's Psalms ; metaphrased (in metre) for a 
taste of the rest ; by Joseph Hall, Bishop of Exeter'^; Lon- 
don, for T.Pavier and others, — Bodleian. foL 

KING CHARLES I. 

1625. 
The Psalmes ; by Sternhold, &c. ; London, for the Company. 

^Rev. Thos. Belts, Wortham, Suffolk. 4p. 

The same ; for the same. — Publ. Libr. Cambridge. fol. 

The same; with notes; London, for the Company. — Sir J. 

Hawkins. 24P, 

Certaine Psalmes d; in verse, by Francis Bacon, Lord Veru- 

1am ; London, for Hannah Barrett and R. Whittaker. — 

Bodleian ; Lambeth ; Earl of Bridgewater ; Dr. Bliss. 4P, 

1626. 
The Psalms ; by Sternhold, &c. ; London, for the Company. 

— British Museum ; Lea Wilson. 4P. 

The same ; for the same. — Lambeth ; Earl Spencer, 8*». 

1627. 

The same; London, for the Company. — Bodleian; Earl Spencer, fol. 
The same ; for the same. — British Museum. S®. 

1628. 

The Psalms ; in prose (Genevan) and metre (Stemhold's) ; 
London, for the Company. — Lea Wilson. 16°. 

^ Printed among his other Works. consists of a Title, Dedication to 

c Printed with his Works, the gene- George Herbert, 2 pages ; the Text, 

ral title of which bears date 1625. The p. 1-21. It is beheved to be very 

Psalms metaphrased by him are the rare. This version was reprinted in 

first ten. Bacon's Works, 4°. London, 1765, 

* The Psalms are — Psalm i. xii. xc. and subsequent editions. 

H civ. cxxvi. cxxxvii. cxlLx. The book 



168 EDITIONS OF [1628 

The Psalms ; by Sternhold, &c. ; Cambridge, by the printers 
to the University. — Bodleian. 8". 

The same; London, for the Company. — All Souls College; 
C. C. College, Oxford. 8". 

The same ; for the same. — Museum. 12°. 

1629. 

The Book of Prayses, called the Psalms; in prose, translated 
from the Hebrew by Alexander Top, Esq. ; Amstelredam, 
by Jan Fred. Stam. — Bodleian; Lambeth; Sion College; 
Earl of Bridgewater ; Lea Wilson. fol. 

The Psalms, by Sternhold, &c. ; Cambridge, byT. and J. Buck. 
— Museum ; Bodleian ; Brasen Nose College ; Emmanuel 
College ; Rochester Cathedral. fol. 

The same ; London, for the Company. — Museum ; Trinity Coll. 
Oxford ; St. John's Coll. Cambridge ; Duke of Sussex. fol. 

The same ; with notes, and the prose in the margin ; for the 
same. — Trinity Coll. Cambridge. 8«. 

The same; for the same. — Museum; St. PauVs. 4°. 

The same ; for the same. — Museum ; Lea Wilson. 16°. 

The Psalms, in prose and metre, according to the church of 
Scotland; Aberdeen, by Edward Raban. — Lea Wilson. 16«. 

The Seven Penitential Psalms in verse [as before, in the 
years 1585 &c.] by William Hunnis. — Mr. Jo. Jolly ^ London. 16°. 

1630. 

The Psalms, by Sternhold, &c.; Cambridge, by Thos. and 
J. Buck. — Public Library, Cambridge. 4p. 

The same ; London, for the Company. — Christ Church, Oxford. 4P. 

The same ; London, for the Company. — Trinity College, Cam- 
bridge. 8°. 

The same ; for the same. — Museum ; Trinity Coll. Dublin. 24". 

Certaine of David's Psalmes, intended for Cliristmas carrols ; 
fitted to the most common but solempne tunes, every- 
where familiarly used. Printed by Robert Young. (R. 
Smith's MS. list, among Hearne's Collectanea, in the Bod- 
leian.) go^ 

1631. 

The Psalms; by Sternhold, &c.; London, for the Company. 

(/ have seen it. H. C.) fol. 



1632.] THE PSALMS. 169 

The same ; for the same. — Duke of Sussex. V. 

The same; with the prose (Genevan); byW. S. for the Com- 
pany. 16* 

The same ; for the Company. — Bodleian ; Dr. Bliss. 82". 

The Psalms ; translated by King James ; with his prose ; 
Oxford, by W. Turner. — Museum ; Bodleian ; Lambeth ; 
Christ Church ; Chichester Cathedral; Public Library^ Cam- 
bridge; Cashel Library; Dr. Bliss; Lea Wilson. \2^, 

♦The same ; with the prose ; no place, no name ^, no date. — 
Sion College ; Lea Wilson. 8'. 

Divers of David's Psalmes; according to the French form 
and metre; by John Vicars f ; London, by Thos. Purfoot, 
for Henry Seile. — Bodleian. 12°. 

The Primer ; (containing several Psalms, translated from the 
Vulgate;) St. Omer's, by John Meighan. — Public Library , 
Cambridge ; Trinity College, Cambridge. 18*. 

1632. 

The Psalms; by Sternhold, &c.; London, by E.. Badger, for 
the Company. — Museum ; Sion College ; Trinity College, 
Dublin. fol. 

The same; London, by G. M. for the Company. — Bodleian. 8". 

The same; Loudon, for the Company. — Museum. 12°. 

The same ; for the same. — Bodleian ; Trinity College, Cam- 
bridge; Trinity College, Dublin, 8°. 

« The title is engraved. The volume altered, so that many of the psalms 

contains 381 pages. *The king nearly, may be considered as rewritten. Spe- 

but not wholly, finished his version. ciraens from each edition are given by 

SirWilliamAlexander[earl of Stirling], Mr. Laing. — See some remarks upon 

a poet of great distinction in his time, the authorship of this version, in Hoi- 

has a much better title to be consi- land*s Psalmists, i. p. 250 — 267. 
dered the true author of this version ' These are printed in Vicars' " Eng- 

than king James, under whose name it " land's Hallelujah." The Psalms are, 

was published. In 1634 king Charles I, Ps. 1—6. 8. 10. 15. 23. 51—53- 55- S^- 

finding it to be exactly and truly done, loi. 103. 105. 107 : together with Ps. 

allowed and recommended it to be sung 123 " paraphrased by waye of thanks- 

in all the churches of his dominions : " giving for our great deUverances from 

[Dr. Lee ;] and directed that no other " the papists' pouder-plot." — As this 

Psalms of any edition whatsoever be last seems a fit companion for the Act 

printed heirafter within that kingdom of Parliament on the same subject, in 

[of Scotland], or imported thither from verse, I have given them together, in the 

anyforrayne parts.' (D. Laing). This Appendix. — See also Holland's Psalm- 

translation was reprinted in 1636, in ists. 
folio; but it had been silently much 



170 EDITIONS OF [1632- 

The same; by W. S. for the Company. 4°. 

The same; for the Company. — Mr. White, of Newington. 24°. 

The Psalms; in metre, (Scottish version); Aberdeen, by Ed- 
ward Raban. — Lea Wilson. IS". 

The same; Edinburgh, by the heirs of Andro Hart. (See 
Dr. Lee's Memorial.) 8^*. 

The Psalms ; translated into lyrick verse ; with an argument 
to each Psalm, by George Wither?; imprinted in the 
Netherlands, by C. G. Van Breughel. — Lambeth ; King's 
Library ; Dr. Bliss ; Lea Wilson. 16°. 

The Booke of Psalmes, in English metre ; [by Henry Ains- 
worth.] No place, nor printer. — Lea Wilson. 12^. 

Seven Psalms in verse ; by the Rev. George Herbert ; printed 
in Jo. Playford^s " Psalms, Hymns,^' &c. {Lathams List.) 
[Quaere, if the date of this be correct.] 

All the French Psalm tunes, with English words; being a 
collection of Psalms accorded to the verses and tunes used 
in the reformed churches of France and Germany, &c. ; 
London, by Tho. Harper, with permission of the Company. 
— Lambeth; Chichester Cathedral ; Lea Wilson. 12°. 

16SS. 

The Psalter, after the Great Bible ; (attached to a Prayer- 
book;) London, by R. Barker, and the assigns of J. Bill. — 
Trinity Coll. Dublin. 4P. 

The Psalms, by Sternhold, &c.; London, by G. M. for the 
Company. — Bodleian. 8^. 

The same ; London, by T. P. for the Company. — Bodleian. 4°. 

The same ; by W. S. for the Company. {I have seen it. H. C.) 4P, 

The same ; by J. L. for the Company. — Museum. 4p. 

The same ; for the Company. — Lea Wilson. 18° 

The same; by R.Young, for the Company. — Emmanuel Coll.; 
Duke of Sussex. 8°. 

e See some productions by G. Wi- ers had not so high an opinion of 
ther, above, under the years 1619 and these Hymns as their author had : for 
1620. The author had sufficient in- they refused to add them to their edi- 
terest to obtain from King James a tions of Sternhold's Psalms. See an 
compulsory licence that his " Hymns amusing account of these differences 
"and Songs of the Church" should between the two parties, in Todd's "Ob- 
be attached to every Enghsh Psalm- " servations on Sternhold's Psalms," 
hook which should be printed. They p.63,&c.: see also Holland's Psalmists, 
are subjoined to this edition. But it ii. p. 1-12. 
appears, that the Company of Station- 



—1635] THE PSALMS. 171 

The same; with tunes in iv. parts; by Tho. Ravenscroft, 
B. M. ; second edition ; London, by T. Harper. — Museum; 
Bodleian ; Balliol Coll. ; Exeter Cathedral ; Dr. Bliss. 8«. 

The Psalms ; in prose and metre; Aberdene, by Edw. Raban^. 
— British Museum ; Bodleian; King's Library ; Chichester 
Cathedral; Glasgow University ; Lea Wilson. 8°. 

The Psalms ; Scottish version ; Edinburgh, by his Majesty's 
printers. (I have seen it. H. C.) 8*. 

Psalm cxxxvii. in verse; by Dr. J. Donne, Dean of St. 
Paul's ' ; printed in " Poems ''," &c. ; London, by M. F. for 
John Marriot. — Mtiseum ; Bodleian ; Earl of Charlemont ; 
Dr. Bliss. 40. 

Psalms i. xlii. lxiii. cxxvii. cxxx. cxxxvii. metaphrased in 
verse; by Phineas Fletcher: (printed with his "Purple 
" Island," and reprinted in the British Poets j ^c.^c.;) Cam- 
bridge. — Bodleian ; Earl of Charlemont ; Dr. Bliss. 4p. 

1634. 

The Psalms; translation of the Great Bible; London, by R. 
Barker, and the assignes of John Bill. — Lea Wilson. fol. 

The Psalms ; in prose (Genevan) and meeter (Sternhold's) ; 
Edinburgh, by the heires of Andro Hart. — Lea Wilson. 16°. 

The Psalms ; Sternhold's ; London, by W. S. for the Com- 
pany. — Bristol. 4°. 

The same ; Cambridge, by the printers to the University. (/ 
have seen it. H. C.) 4°. 

The same; London, by J. L. for the Company. — Museum; 
Lea TVilson. * la**. 

The same ; by G. M. for the Company. — Museum ; Publ, Libr. 

Cambridge; Trinity Coll. Cambridge. 8°. 

1635. 
The Psalms ; in prose and metre, with the notes ; whereunto 
is added many godly prayers, and an exact calendar for 
XXV yeares to come ; Edinburgh ', by the heirs of Andrew 

•» The metrical version is Stern- " vations on Sternhold's Version," 

hold's : the prose, from the authorized p. 90. 

translation. Dr. Lee states that Ra- ^ Reprinted in 1635, 1639, 1669, 

ban printed two distinct editions in 1793, &c. 

this year. ^ Collation — reverse of Title, blank : 

i See some remarks on the charac- Table of moveable feasts : an Admoni- 

ter of this version, in Todd's " Obser- tion : the CJontents, together 18 pages : 

z2 



172 EDITIONS OF l^^35— 

Hart. — Bodleian; Sion College; Lambeth; Exeter Cathe- 
dral ; Marsh's Library ; Bp. Daly ; Dr. Cotton ; Lea 
Wilson. 80. 

The Psalms ; in prose and metre ; with notes, &c. ; London, 
by T. C. for the Company. — Bodleian ; Dr. Bliss. 12°. 

The Psalms ; by Sternhold, &c. ; London, by G. M. for the 
Company. — Balliol College. fol. 

The same ; London, for the Company. — Bodleian. 8°. 

The same; London, by A. G. for the Company. AP. 

The same ; for the Company. — Publ. Libr. Cambridge. fol. 

The same; by T. P. for the same. — Museum ; York Cathedral. 4°. 

The same ; by G. M. for the same. — Marsh's Library, Dublin. 12°. 

The Psalms ; by Sternhold, &c., with apt notes ; London, by 
T. C. for the Company.— Dr. Bliss. 16°. 

The same; by F. K. for the Company. — Lea Wilson. 12°. 

The same; Edinburgh, by John Wreittoun. — Bodleian. 18°. 

A paraphrase upon the Seven Penitential Psalms; transla- 
ted out of Italian by J. H. [John Hawkins], No place, 
(printed at Douay, or Paris?) pp. xii. and 240, with an en- 
graving of King David. — Museum ; Dr. Bliss. 8°. 

1636. 

The Psalms ; by Sternhold, &c. ; London, by E. P. for the 
Company. — Christ Church; Balliol College. fol. 

The same; by J. L. for the Company. — Museum; Publ. Libr. 
Cambridge. 4^*. 

The same; for the Company. — Trinity Coll. Dublin. 4". 

The same ; London, by S. M. for the Company. — Lea Wilson. 12°. 

The Psalms ; translated (into metre) by King James "^; Lon- 

the Liturgy, sign, b ii — o viii : the As copies of that interesting vohime, 
common tunes, 29 pages : to the Gen- the original edition of 1637, are seldom 
tie Reader, 3 pages : the Text, sign. to be met with, except in pubhc libra- 
A — M m V : the Table, and a Forme of ries, the following particulars may not 
Pi:ayers, &c. 18 pages. be unacceptable here, though not im- 
ni Copies of this edition are fre- mediately connected with King James' 
quently bound up with the celebrated version of the Psalms : The hbrary of 
" Liturgy for the Church of Scotland," the University of Glasgow contains no 
prepared by the Scotch bishops, with fewer than four copies : in one of 
the sanction of King Charles L '^d which a former zealous possessor has 
the assistance of Archbishop Laud, written the following note: ''This is 
and printed at Edinburgh in 1637; "the book caUed ' the SerAuce-book,' 
(and reprinted there, by James Wat- " that was prest upon the kirk of Scot- 
son, in 17 13.) " land by the Prelates of that tyme, in 



-1636.] 



THE PSALMS. 



don, by Thomas Harper. — British Museum; Christ Church; 
Balliol College ; Corpus Christi College, Oxford ; MarsKs 
Library, Dublin. 



173 



fol. 



" one thousand six hundred and thirty- 
" seaven : a book full of errors, and 
" maye be called 'the Masse in En- 
" * glish.' The reason I kept it un- 
** destroyed is, that all generations 
** following may take heed of Nova- 
" cions in the kirk, and praise God for 
" our preservation. Alexander Block- 
" head («c)." 

I have seen, in England and Ireland, 
at different times and places, about 30 
copies of this edition ; and I think that 
nearly all of them had the catchword 
if];^ "ckrtaine" printed at the 
foot of the last page of the prose Psal- 
ter, with which the volume concludes ; 
denoting that " certaine godly prayers" 
were intended to follow, as had been 
the case in many previous English 
Service-books. Of the Glasgow copies, 
three are without the catchword : and 
on comparing the four together, I per- 
ceived that the Psalter had been re- 
printed; not the title-page only, but 
all the sheets. The copy with the 
catchword bears for title, " The Psalter, 
" or Psalmes of David : according to 
" the last translation in King James 
** his time. Pointed as they shall be 
" said or sung throughout all the 
" churches of Scotland." 

The three copies which have not the 
catchword, bear for title " The Psalter, 
•* or Psalmes of David : after the 
" translation set forth by authority in 
•* King James his time of blessed me- 
** mory : as it shall be sung or said 
** throughout all the churches of Scot- 
" land." 

These latter were the last printed, 
and are much more rare than the 
others ; the tumults which arose in 
Edinburgh having prevented the dis- 
persion of these copies, while many of 
the former had been already distri- 
buted, and thus have been preserved. 
I gather this conclusion, from a very 
valuable paper by the Rev. Alexander 



Irwin, printed in the " Irish Ecclesi- 
" astical Journal" for February, 1842, 
containing a description of a very cu- 
rious and interesting copy of the book 
of 1637, preserved in the public library 
of Armagh ; which has, on a fly-leaf, 
the following MS. memorandum : 
" This book was collated with the 
** Book of Common Prayer, &c. of 
" the Church of England, printed in 
" quarto, 1632, which book was altered 
** in the margin of Archbishop Laud's 
" own hand to be sent into Scotland 
" as the Book of Common Prayer 
" to be printed for the use of that 
" Church ; and the differences be- 
" tween this and that Book so altered 
" are noted in the places where they 
*' occur. The book so altered is in 
" the library of the city of Norwich ; 
" and was given to it by the Rev. Mr. 
" Watson, rector of Hingham in Nor- 
" folk. The places also in this book 
" which are taken from those altera- 
" tions are marked, either by a line 
" drawn under them, or by commas in 
" the margin." 

Mr. Irwin gives several extracts 
from Prynne and Heylin, bearing 
upon this subject : and he adds ; 

" This copy, therefore, of the Scotch 
*' Prayer-book having been compared 
** mth the original volume preserved 
" in Norwich, exhibits those altera- 
" tions which were suggested by Laud, 
" but were not adopted by the prelates 
" in Scotland ; and also enables us to 
*' trace those deviations from the En- 
" glish Liturgy, which were introduced, 
" without Laud's suggestion, by the 
" Scotch bishops. The former, the 
" rejected alterations, have never, that 
" I am aware of, been published, or 
** even noticed by any writer. 'ITie 
" latter I have discovered by a com- 
" parison of this Scotch Prayer-book 
" with a copy of the English Prayer- 
" book in Armagh Library, printed in 



174 



EDITIONS OF 



[1636- 



A paraphrase, (in metre,) upon the Psalms; and upon the 
Hymns dispersed throughout the Old and New Testa- 
by G. S. [George Sandys ";] London, at the BeU in 



MENTS 



" 1 61 5, which may be considered as 
" the same with the copy of the edition 
" of 1632, in which Laud inserted his 
" MS. notes : for he efFectually cleared 
" himself from the charge of having 
" made or allowed of any alterations 
" in the English Liturgy from the 
" form in which it stood after the 
" Hampton-court Conference in James' 
" time. Some account of these varia- 
" tions may not be unacceptable to 
'* your readers." &c. &c. 

" The title of the Psalter in the Ar- 
" magh copy is as follows : ' The Psal- 
" ' ter, or, Psalmes of David : accord- 
" ' ing to the last translation in King 
" ' James his time' — [Here a MS. in- 
" terlineation occurs from Laud's 
" copy, ' set forth by authority in King 
" ' James his time of blessed me- 
" * mory.' Pointed as they shall be 
" said or sung throughout all the 
" churches of Scotland.' [MS. 'You 
" ' must look to the pointing of it as 
" ' near as may be to the old transla- 
"'tion.'"] &c. &c. 

Again, Mr. Irwin remarks, " At 
" the end of the Psalter in the Enghsh 
" Prayer-books it was usual to insert 
" ' certain Godly prayers.' The fol- 
" lowing memorandum is written by 
" Laud at the foot of the page : * His 
" ' majesty commands, that these 
" ' prayers following, or any other (for 
" 'they are different in several editions) 
" ' be all left out and not printed in 
" ' your Liturgy.' The catchword 
" ' certaine ' remains, however, un- 
" cancelled at the bottom of the page." 

Since writing the above, I have 
learned, from the British Magazine, 
vols. xxix. and xxx., that the original 
draft of this Common Prayer-book is 
preserved among the MSS. in the 
British Museum. It is also there 
stated, that the Norwich book (which, 
since the year 1766, has gone into pri- 
vate hands) was found by Prynne in 



the study of Archbishop Laud. It 
seems that a second copy, besides that 
at Armagh, was made by Archbishop 
Tenison, and is now in the library at 
Lambeth. 

In Trinity College, Dublin, are three 
copies of this book ; which deserve 
some notice. One of them is the usual 
copy, with the catchword : the second, 
formerly belonging to Archbishop Pal- 
liser, is of the second, more rare edi- 
tion, without the catchword, the title 
and the initial letters entirely different 
from the other. The third copy is 
very remarkable, being handsomely 
printed on large thick paper. It was a 
presentation-copy from Spottiswoode, 
Archbishop of St. Andrews, to Ed- 
ward Wren, Bishop of Norwich; and 
still preserves the original autograph 
letter, dated 5 April, 1637. It is of 
the first edition. I do not remember to 
have seen, or heard of, another copy 
on large paper. 

The Rev. Dr. Todd, fellow of Trinity 
College, Dublin, possesses a copy which 
formerly was y^resented by Sir Robert 
Sibbald to Bishop Nicolson, at the time 
when he was Archdeacon of Cariisle. It 
is of the^rs^ edition; but has the sin- 
gularity of containing both the original 
leaf, (signature h h 3) and its cancel. 
The former leaves out an entire verse 
(the last) of Psalm 109. Not one of 
these four Dublin copies has the me- 
trical Psalms attached to it. 

In the copy which is in Archbishop 
Marsh's Library, the leaves containing 
the proscribed " godly prayers " have 
been rudely torn out by the binder, 
and applied by him as linings to the 
leathern covers of his book. 

^ " This volume contains two Dedi- 
" cations, to the King and to the 
" Queen (different from those which 
" are found in the edition of 1648) : 
" Verses to the Author, by Lord Faulk- 
" land : Title, and prefatory matter. 



—1638.] THE PSALMS. 175 

St. PauPs Church-yard. — Bodleian ; Sum Coll. ; Lambeth ; 
King's Library ; Trin. Coll. Dublin ; Dr. Bliss. 12*». 

1637. 

The Psalms, by Sternhold, &c. ; London, by A. G., for the 
Company. — Brasen Nose College ; Wadham College. 4". 

The same ; London, by G. M., for the Company. — Museum ; 
Bodleian ; Publ. Libr. Cambridge ; Trinity College, Cam- 
bridge ; Lincoln College. 8°. 

The same; Cambridge, by T. Buck and R.Daniel. — Christ 
Churchy Oxford; Publ. Library, Cambridge. AP. 

The same; London, by E. Griffin and J. Raworth, for the 
Company. — King's Library ; Duke of Sussex. fol. 

The same, for the Company. — Publ. Libr. Cambridge. 12<>. 

The same ; by E. G., for the same. — Dr. Bliss. 12°. 

The same ; for the Company. (/ have seen it. H. C.) 24". 

The Psalms, by King James, with his prose ; London, by 
Tho Harper. — Bodleian; Trinity Coll. Cambridge. 8"». 

1638. 
The Psalms, by Sternhold, &c. ; Cambridge, by T. Buck and 

R.Daniel. — Sion College; Emmanuel College. fol. 

The same ; Cambridge, by the same. — Bodleian^ ; C. C. Coll, 

Oxford ; Publ. Libr. Cambridge. 4°. 

The same ; London, by G. M. ; for the Company. — British 

Museum; Lambeth. fol. 

The same ; London, by G. M., for the Company. — British 

Museum ; Duke of Sussex. 8^. 

The same ; by the same ; London, E. Griffin and J. Raworth, 

for the Company. — King's Library. fol. 

The same ; London, for the Company. — Museum ; P.L. Cambr. 12°. 
The Psalms, in metre, altered from Sternhold's version, 

[anonymous ;] Rotterdam, for H. Tutill. — Lambeth; Publ. 

Libr. Cambridge. 12". 

"7 leaves: the Text, p. 1-27 1 : reverse Sternhold' s version, p. 70. See also 

" blank. This production is para- some interesting notices of Sandys and 

" phrastic, and perhaps too poetical of his version, in Holland's Psalmists, 

" for the comprehension of common i. p. 282-291. 

" congregations. It is indeed a most o The Bodleian copy formerly be- 

" extraordinary production, com bin- longed to Gilbert Sheldon, Archbishop 

" ing strength and sweetness of versi- of Canterbury. It contains at the end 

" fication : and in the mind, able to several manuscript particulars respecting 

" appreciate its excellence, can never members of his family. 
" fail to animate devotion." — Todd on 



176 EDITIONS OF [1638— 

The Psalms of David, and other holy Prophets, in verse, by 
R B.°; London, by^obert Young, for Fr. Constable.— 
Bodleian ; King's Library ; Sion College ; Peterborough 
Cathedral; Chichester Cathedral ; Dr. Bliss; Lea Wilson, 12°. 

The Psalter, after the Great Bible, (attached to a Prayer- 
book ;) London, by R. Barker, and the assigns of J. Bill. — 
Trinity Coll. Dublin, 4°. 

A paraphrase upon the Psalms, set to new tunes for private 
devotion, &c. by Henry Lawes, gentleman of his majesties 
chappell royall, (with the notes,) &c., by George Sandys ; 
(at the end of his " Paraphrase of the Divine Poems,'^ which 
see above, p. 69.] fol. 

1639. 

The Psalms, by Sternhold, &c. ; London, by G. M., for the 
Company. — Museum ; Christ Churchy Oxford ; Trinity 
Coll, Cambridge. 8". 

The same ; London, by E. G., for the Company. — Si. Paul's. 4P. 

The Psalms ; [with other books of Scripture ;] literally trans- 
lated, by H. Ainsworth; London, by M. Parsons. — Bod- 
leian ; Sion College. fol. 

The Psalter, after the Great Bible, (attached to a Prayer- 
book ;) London, by R. Barker, and the assigns of John 
Bill.— Trinity Coll. Dublin, 4°. 

1640. 

The Psalms, by Sternhold, &c. ; London, by E. G., for the 

Company. — Bodleian ; Trinity Coll, Dublin ; Lea Wilson, fol. 
The same ; London, by E. G., for the Company. 4P. 

o The author probably is R. Bumaby. " with the Hebrew Veritie, set forth by 

Mr. Haslewood, the editor of " Bar- " B. Arias Montanus, together with the 

" nabies Journal," in 1820, claimed this " Latine, Greek Septuagint, and Chal- 

version as Richard Brathwaite's, and " dee Paraphrase. By R. B., London, 

the portrait prefixed, as his. See vol. " printed by Robert Young, for Francis 

i- P' 3r)7> &c. of that edition, for the " Constable, &c,, 1638." Collation, — 

reasons which led Mr. H. to that con- Title; "The authors observed in this 

elusion. The volume has an engraved " paraphrase," i page, reverse blank; 

frontispice, containing in an oval over the Text, p. 1-300 ; after the 150 Psalms 

a portrait of the author, " The Psalmes follows one from ApoUinarius, on 

" of David the Kinge and of other holy David's combat with Goliah ; a dedi- 

" prophets paraphras'd, by R. B., Esq., catory memorial to Bishop Lancelot 

" London, printed for FrancisConstable, Andrewes, the author's tutor, imder 

" 1638." The janWerf title reads, "The whose auspices the work was com- 

" Psalmes of David the King and menced, 1 leaf ; Errata, i page ; reverse 

" Prophet, and of other holy Prophets, blank. See some remarks on this edi- 

" paraphras'd in English: conferred Xlion, in Holland's Psalmists, '\.^.2gi. 



—1 641.] 



THE PSALMS. 



177 



The same ; by R. Bishop, for the same. — Bodleian ; King's 
Library ; Public Library ^ Cambridge ; Duke of Sussex. 8". 

The same ; by G. M., for the Company. — Duke of Sussex. S**. 

The same ; by J. L., for the Company. — Bishop Jebb, of 
Limerick. 24*. 

The Psalms, in prose (authorized) and metre, (Stemhold's ;) 
Edinburgh, by James Bryson. — Lea Wilson. 16*. 

The same ; Edinburgh, by the same. 4°. 

The whole Booke of Psalmes, faithfully translated into English 
* metre ; whereunto is prefixed a discourse declaring not only 
the lawfullnes, but also the necessity of the heavenly 
ordinance of singing Scripture Psalmes in the churches of 
God; imprinted 1640; no place, nor printer; [but, at 
Cambridge in New England, by Stephen Daye P.] — 
Bodleian. 4*. 

1641. 

The Psalms ; by Sternhold, &c. ; London, by G. M., for the 
Company. — Duke of Sussex, 8°. 



P See a specimen, in the Appendix. 
In the preface, the translators profess 
to keep close to the original text; 
** We have done our indeavour to make 
" a plaine and familiar translation of 
" the Psalmes and words of David into 
" english metre, and have not soe 
" much as presumed to paraphrase to 
" give the sense of his meaning in other 
" words." This exceedingly rare vo- 
lume, of which, most probably, very 
few copies are to be found in Europe, 
is not only the first edition of this ver- 
sion, but is likewise the first hook printed 
within the colony of New England, and 
throughout the whole of that vast tract 
of North America, which extends from 
the Gulf of Mexico to the Frozen 
Ocean. The following notice of it is 
taken from " ITie History of Printing in 
" America," by Isaiah Thomas, a native 
of that colony. With all his diligence, 
he was unable to find more than one sin- 
gle copy of it ; and even that was im- 
perfect, wanting the Title. Thomas says 
of the volume, " it is a crown octavo 
" [he is mistaken here,] of 300 pages : 
" the type is Roman, of the size of 
" small-bodied Enghsh, entirely new. 



" and may be called a very good letter. 
" In this edition there are no hymns, 
" or spiritual songs : it contains only 
" the Psalms, the original long preface, 
" and * An Admonition to the reader,' 
" of half a page at the end of the Psalms, 
" after Finis. This admonition respects 
" the tunes suited to the Psalms. 
" The second edition, in 1647, contain- 
" ed a few Spiritual songs. The third 
" edition, revised and amended by 
" President Dunster, &c. had a large 
•* addition of Scripture songs and 
" hymns, written by Mr. Lyon." The 
translators were chiefly the Rev. Mr. 
Weld, and the Rev. John Eliot, the 
same who translated the Bible into the 
Indian language. This version, at first, 
was commonly called " The Bay Psalm- 
" book :" but afterwards, " The New 
" England version of the Psalms." 

Collation. — Title, as above ; Preface, 
13 pages ; the Text, sign, a — z. a a — 
L 1 in fours ; an Admonition to the 
Reader; Errata, i page; altogether, 
including the Title, 296 pages, not 
numbered. The copy in the Bodleian 
is perfect. It formerly belonged to 
Bishop Tanner. 



178 EDITIONS OF [1641 

The same; London, for the Company. — British Museum; 

G. C. College, Oxford; Trinity College, Dublin. 4°. 

The same ; with the prose in the margin ; London, for the 

Company. — Brit. Museum ; Duke of Sussex; Earl Spencer; 

Dr. Bliss. 8°. 

The same; by M. F., for the Company. — British Museum. 24°. 
The Booke of Psalmes in English meeter ; by Francis Kous^; 

London, by R.Y. for Ph. Nevil. (First edition).— Dr. ^/m. I80. 

1642. 

The Psalms ; by Sternhold, &c. ; by G. M., for the Company. 
— Trinity College, Cambridge. 13°. 

The same ; for the same. — Museum ; Bodleian ; Lea Wilson. 12°. 

The same ; by M. F., for the same. — Lea Wilson. 32". 

Psalms ; or Songs of Sign, turned into the language and set 
to the tunes of a strange land, by W. S. [Slatyer;] Lon- 
don, by Robert Yoimg. — British Museum. 12°. 

1643. 

The Psalms ; in prose and metre (Sternhold's) ; London, by 
E. C, for the Company. — St. Paul's ; Mr. Herbert ; Lea 
Wilson. 16°. 

The Psalmes of David, in four languages and in four parts ; 
set to the tunes of our church, by W. S. [William Sla- 
tyer "^J ; London, by Thomas Harper, for George Thomason 

Q This first edition of Rous* version R. Y. for Ph. Nevil, at the signe of the 

of the Psalms is a little book of un- Gun in Ivie-lane, 1641 ;" Preface, on 

common rarity : indeed it seems to sign. a. 2. — To the Reader, on a. 5 ; 

have disappeared from view almost im- the Text, p. i — 313; a Table, 4 leaves, 

mediately after its birth. Few, if any, Rous was a younger son of sir An- 

writers on the subject speak as though tony Rous, knt. He was several times 

they had personally examined it. I chosen a member of Parliament ; and 

never saw a copy in any library, public was elected a lay commissioner of the 

or private, except that of Dr. Bliss. It General Assembly. In 1643-4 he was 

is probable, that the General Assem- appointed provost of Eton, 

bly's limited approval of this first at- '^ The whole book is engraved on 

tempt of Rous, coupled with some sug- copper. The languages are Hebrew, 

gestions for its improvement, caused it Greek, Latin, and English. Title ; Epi- 

to be withdrawn. It was followed by stle to the reader, 9 pages ; on the loth 

a second edition in 1643, and a third, is a description of the frontispice or 

considerably altered, in 1646. Speci- second title, which follows. There is 

mens of the version are given in the another edition (?) in 12°. without date. 

Appendix. consisting of 35 leaves, in the Earl of 

Title, " The Booke of Psalmes in Bridgewater's hbrary. Holland gives a 

English Meeter. By Fr. Rous. (A He- specimen, i. p. 301. 
brew quotation;) London, printed by 



i644l THE PSALMS. 179 

and Octavian Pullen. — British Museum ; Lambeth ; TVinity 
Coll., Cambridge; Duke of Sussex ; Earl Spencer; Dr, Bliss; 
Lea Wilson. 12o. 

The Psalms ; in metre, by Francis Rous ■ [second edition] ; 
London, by James Young, for Philip Nevill. — Lea Wilson. 32°. 

The Soules Solace in times of trouble, with severall particular 
remedies against Despaire, collected out of the Psalm es 
of David. By F. Thorne, [in verse.] Heber's CataloguCy 
part iv. No. 2819.— Dr. Bliss (wanting title). 4°. 

1644. 

The Book of Psalms, in metre ; close and proper to the He- 
brew, smooth and pleasant for the metre ; plain and easie 
for the tunes ; with musical notes, &c. [by W. Barton] ; 
London, by Matthew Simmons, for the Companie of Sta- 
tioners ^ — Bodleian ; Lambeth ; Sion College ; Emmanuel 
College ; Dr. Bliss ; Lea Wilson. 8°. 

The Psalms, in prose and metre ; with annotations, by H. 
Ainsworth ; Amsterdam, by Tho. Stafford. — Bodleian ; 
Lambeth ; Dr. Bliss ; Lea Wilson. 8°. 

The Psalms ; in metre ; by H. Ainsworth " ; Amsterdam, 
printed for C. P. — Trinity College, Cambridge ; Lea Wilson. 18°. 

The Psalter ; with titles and collects according to the matter 
of each Psalm, [by Christopher, Lord Hatton'';] Oxford, 

« This edition also, as well as the edition consists of the Title ; tunes, 1 3 

first, is of considerable rarity. It con- pages; an apologeticall Epistle, 8 pages; 

tjdns, Title; Preface, 6 pages; To the the Text, p. i — 304; a table, 8 pages, 

reader, 4 pages; the Text, p. i — 312. Holland notices Barton's version, 

Psalmes of harder and lesse usuall Psalmists, ii. p. 18. 
tunes corrected, and the tunes not al- " This edition is without the prose 

tered, 16 pages unnumbered; a table version, or the annotations, 
to find each Psalm, 8 pages. "^ This first edition is very rare. The 

* This version is by Wm. Barton, work was frequently reprinted. One of 
M. A. It was afterwards much altered, the Bodleian copies contains the follow- 
and was repubhshed in 1645, 1646, ing note in the hand- writing of the 
1654, &c., down to 1768. There seems noble author; "For the use of the 
to have been a rivalry between Barton " Publique Library of the famous Uni- 
and Rous, as to which version should " versity of Oxford, in Testimony of 
be generally adopted by the public : " the high esteem and affection to- 
but the influence of the General As- " wards her by Chr. Hatton, 2° Maii, 
sembly prevailed to give the preference " 1644." The other copy formerly be- 
to "the old Presbyterian Provost of longed to Bishop Barlow, and bears 
" Eton." Specimens of Barton's ver- in his hand-writing, " Liber Thom. 
sion are given in the Appendix. This " Barlow, 6 Coll. Reg. Oxon., ex dono 

Aa2 



180 EDITIONS OF [1644— 

by Leonard Lichfield. — Bodleian, (2 copies ;) Ashmolean 
Museum, Oxford. 

" The Book of Praises ;" containing Psalms xc. to cvi. in verse, 
and called, "An essay or specimen of a new translation y." 
— C. C. College, Oxford; Public Library, Cambridge. 8°. 

1645. 

The Psalms, by Sternhold, &c. ; Cambridge, by Roger Daniel. 
(7 have seen it. H. C.) 4P. 

The Book of Psalms, in metre ; lately translated, with many 
whole ones, and choice collections of the old Psalms added 
to the first impression. Printed by order of Parliament, 
and now much augmented and amended with the cream 
and flower of the best authors, &c. ; with the approbation 
of more than fourty eminent divines of the city, and most 
of them of the Assembly. By William Barton, M"^ of Arts, 
and minister of John Zechariesa^ London ; London, by Gr. 
M. — Lea Wilson: 12'*. 

Psalm cxxxvi ; and a paraphrase on Psalm cxiv,in verse; by 
John Milton^'; London, by Ruth Raworth. — British Mu- 
seum; Bodleian; Dr. Percy. 12<». 

1646. 

The Psalms, by Sternhold, &c. ; London, by W. Wilson, for 
the Company.— i/e« Wilson. 16°. 

The same -, by G. M., for the same. — British Museum ; Trinity 
Coll. Cambridge ; Earl Spencer. 80. 

" Honoratissimi Viri Christophori Do- " poetically into English meeter, and 

" mini Hatton authoris." The Ash- " expounded analitically in short and 

molean copy also was a present from " plain preambles prefixed to every 

Lord Hatton to Sir John Culpepper, " Psalme." An advertisement to the 

Knight, Master of the Robes. Possibly, reader calls " this fourth book a brief 

this first impression may have been " essay of the whole translation." The 

taken off for presents only. volume is extremely scarce. 

y This book has no regular title- z Printed among Milton's Minor 

page; nor name of author, nor date. Poems. See them again, with others, 

nor place of printing. It appears to under the years 1673 and 1785. 
have been executed between 1640 and a This is Barton's second edition. 

1650. It is printed in two columns, The version is somewhat altered, and 

m a Roman letter; and consists of 8 there are large additions. The title is 

leaves unpaged. On sign. a. we read, followed by metrical addresses to sun- 

" The Book of Praises, translated im- dries, and 12 complimentary sonnetsto 

" mediately out of the Hebrew Foun- the author; the Text, p. 1-123; va- 

" taine, compared diligently with the riations in the metre, and a table, 13 

" most accurate versions ; compiled pages. The book is scarce. 



-1647] 



THE PSALMS. 



181 



The PsALMES of David in meeter, by Mr. Zachary Boyd ; the 
third edition ; Glasgow, by Geo. Anderson *». (See D. 
Laing's Notices, p. 19.) 12». 

The Psalter; with titles and Collects, [by Christopher, Lord 
Hatton ;] London, by R. Royston^. — British Museum. 8o« 

The Psalms of David in English meeter, with King James' 
prose, [by Francis Rous'* ;] London, by Miles Flesher, for 
the Company. — Bodleian; Publ, Libr. Cambridge; Chi- 
chester Cathedral ; Dr. Bliss, 12°. 

1647. 
The Psalms, by Stemhold, &c. ; London, by A. M., for the 

Company.— -Bri/w/* Museum ; C. C. College, Oxford. 8°. 



b A notice of Boyd, and a specimen 
of his work, are given in Holland's 
Psalmists, ii. 23. 

c I take this to be the second edition 
of Lord Hatton's performance. I have 
not traced all the intermediate ones; 
but have observed that the fourteenth 
edition was printed at London in 1 712. 

d Title, within a border ; before it is a 
leaf containing the order of the House 
of Commons, dated 4 Novr. 1645 ; 
Preface, 4 pages ; the Text, p. i -255 ; 
no Table, nor Index. 

This is the third edition of Rous' 
version of the Psalms, corrected and 
amended by various committees of the 
House of Commons, and afterwards re- 
vised by the author. In this state it was 
accepted, and subsequently became the 
basis of the received version of the Scot- 
tish Kirk. We have seen (p. 178) that 
Antony a Wood's assertion that it had 
been printed so early as 164 1 has been 
confirmed by the recent appearance of 
a copy of that first edition, in the 
Library of Dr. Bliss ot Oxford ; and that 
a second edition, with some alterations, 
was issued in 1643. 

In the Journals of the House of Com- 
mons, on the 20th of Nov. 1643, it is 
ordered, " That the assembly of Divines 
" be desired to give their advice whe- 
" ther it may not be useful and profit- 
" able to the Church, that the Psalms, 
" set forth by Mr. Rous, be permitted 



" to be pubhcly sung, the same being 
" read before singing, until the books 
" be more generally dispersed." And 
on Nov. 14, 1645, "The House being 
" informed. That some of the Assembly 
•* of Divines were at the door j they 
" were called in : and Mr. Wilson ac- 
" quainted the House, that, according to 
'* a former order of this House, they had 
" perused the Psalms set out by Mr. 
" Rouse ; and as they are now altered 
" and amended, do conceive they may be 
" useful to the Church. Resolved, &c. 
" That this book of Psalms, set forth 
" by Mr. Rouse, and perused by the 
" Assembly of Divines, be forthwith 
" printed, &c. It appears from the ex- 
tracts, that in 1643 Mr. Rous had "set 
forth" his version ; but that, from some 
cause or other, the copies had not been 
" generally dispersed." Subsequently, 
when the approbation of the Assembly 
had been obtained, this cause might 
cease to operate, and the amended im- 
pression would go freely abroad. 

But yet we see, that even that second 
edition was deemed to require further 
alterations : and when these had been 
made, and on examination appeared 
satisfactory, then, by the order of 14 
Nov. 1645, the present edition was put 
to press. For its public reception, and 
further proceedings with respect to it, 
see a note subjoined to the edition of 
the Scottish Psalms in 1650. 



182 EDITIONS OF [1647 

The Psalms, in metre ; for the use of the Saints in New Eng- 
land ^ ; Cambridge in New England, by Stephen Daye. 
(See Thomas^ History of Printing in America.) W*. 

1648. 

The Psalms ; by Sternhold, &c. ; London, for the Company. 

— Bodleian. 4P. 

The same ; London, for the Company. — Bodleian. 8°. 

The same ; for the same. — British Museum. 12°. 

The Psalms, in meeter; with the prose interlined; by Mr. 

Zachary Boyd ; Glasgow, by the heirs of G. Anderson. — 

Glasgow University; Lea Wilson. 18°. 

The Psalter, after the Great Bible ; London, for the Society 

of Stationers. — LeaWilson. 12". 

The Psalms, in metre; by the Kev. Francis Roberts, M. A.S; 

London. — British Museum. 8°. 

A paraphrase in verse upon the Psalms of David, &c. by G. S. 

[George Sandys]. No place nor printer^s name. — Dr. Bliss; 

Dr. Cotton. 8°. 

Choice Psalms, in verse (from the paraphrase of G. Sandys) ; 

set to new tunes for private devotion ; and a thorough bass, 

for voice or instrument ; by Henry [and William] Lawes ; 

London, for H. Moseley. — Bodleian. 4P. 

Psalms xxiii. and cxxxvii. in metre; by Rd. Crashaw^; 

London, for H. Moseley. — Bodleian. 12°. 

f Thomas gives the following notice " numerous editions in New England : 

of this reprint of the Psalm-book of " it was reprinted in England and 

1640: "This was a second edition, "Scotland; and was used in many of 

" somewhat amended, with a few spi- " the English dissenting congrega- 

" ritual songs added. After this edi- " tions, as well as in a number of the 

** tion was pubhshed, the Rev. Henry " churches in Scotland. It was added 

" Dunster, President of Harvard Col- " to several Enghsh and Scotch edi- 

" lege, and a master of the Oriental " tions of the Bible ; and went through 

" languages, and Mr. Richard Lyon, " fifty editions, including those pub- 

" educated at an University in Europe, " lished in Europe," vol. i. p. 233. 

" were appointed a Committee further e Printed with his " Key to the 

" to revise and improve the Psalms : " Bible;" again in 1656, 1674, &c. 

" which service they performed in two h Printed in his work entitled 

" or three years ; when another edition " Steps to the Temple."— See a speci- 

" was pubhshed, with the addition of men in the Appendix ; and another in 

" other Scriptural songs. Holland's Psalmists. 

" This revised version went through 



— 1650.] THE PSALMS. 183 

THE COMMONWEALTH. 

1649. 

The Psalms, in metre ; by the Rev. F. Roberts ; London, by 

T. R. and E. M.—St. John's College, Oxford. 80. 

The Psalms; by Stemhold, &c.; London, by M. B., for the 

Company. — British Museum. 4°. 

The same ; for the Company. — Earl Spencer. 8°. 

The same ; by William Bentley. — King's Library. 8". 

1650. 

The Psalms, with titles and Collects, &c. ; (by C. Lord Hat- 
ton ;) London, J. F. for R. Royston. — Dr. Bliss. 8". 

The Psalms of David in meeter; newly translated, and dili- 
gently compared with the original text and former trans- 
lations ; more plain, smooth, and agreeable to the text 
than any heretofore. Allowed by the authority of the 
General Assembly of the Kirk of Scotland, and appointed 
to be sung in congregations and families ^ ; Edinburgh, by 
Evan Tyler, printer to the King^s majesty, (pp. 15, and 
308.) [I have seen it. H.C.) 80. 

The same; by the same printer. — C. C. Coll. Oxford. 24°. 

The same; by the same. — Lea Wilson. 18°. 

The same; by the same. {See Dr. Lee's Memorial, p. 115.) 40. 

The same; Edinburgh, by Gideon Lithgow. (See Lee, ibid.) ? 

* This is the first edition of the Au- November, 1649, that it should be 
thorized Scotch version; which is taken printed and published for public use: 
in great part from that by Rous. In " authorizing it to be the only Para- 
April 1646, when Rous' last revised " phrase of the Psalmes of David to 
and amended version appeared, the " be sung in the Kirk of Scotland ; 
House of Commons ordered " that " and discharging the Old Paraphrase, 
" Rous' Psalms, and no other, shall " and any other, to be used in any 
" be sung in all churches and chapels " congregation or family after ist 
" within England, Wales, and Ber- " May, 1650." Thus, at length, the 
" wick-upon-Tweed after the first of old Scottish version, first printed in 
" next January." — The Lords con- 1564 by Lekpreuik, became formally 
curred with this order. superseded. This more modem one 

Afterwards, the Scottish General has remained during two centuries un- 

Assembly took this translation in hand, altered, except by a few slight varia- 

and submitted it to the animadver- tions in orthography. — [D. Laing's 

sions of several Presbyteries: and Notice of the Metrical Scottish vet' 

when it was at length altered and im- sions, 8°. 1842.] 
proved, the Assembly ordered, on 23d 



184 EDITIONS OF 1650- 

PsALM cxxi. CIV. Lxv, in verse ^ ; by Henry Vaughan ; London, 
by T. W., for H. Blunden. 8°. 

The Seven Penitential Psalms [altered from the Douay 
version] ; contained in a " Manual of Prayers and Lita- 
nies." To Antworpe, by the widowe of John Cnobbart, 
for James Thompson. — Bodleian. 16°. 

The Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs of the Old and 
New Testaments in metre ; for the use of the Saints in 
New England. Third edition ; Cambridge, in New Eng- 
land, by Samuel Greene. (See Thomas' Printing in Ame- 
rica.) 8°. 

All the French Psalm tunes, &c. [same as in the edition of 
1632] ; no place nor printer's name. — Lea Wilson. 24°. 

1651. 

The Psalms ; by Sternhold, &c. ; London, by A. M., for the 
Company. — British Museum ; Trinity Coll. Cambridge. 12°. 

The Psalms ; from the new translation of the Bible, turned 
into meeter ^ ; to be sung after the old tunes [by Dr. Henry 
King, Bishop of Chichester] ; London, by Edward Griffin. 
— Museum; Bodleian; Publ.Libr. Cambridge; Lea Wilson. 12°. 

Psalms and Hymns : composed for the public thanksgiving, 
October 24, 1651, by W. Barton™; London, by W. Du- 
gard. — Bodleian. 8°. 

Psalm civ. in metre ; translated to the original sense, by Sir 
Henry Wotton ; London, by Thomas Maxey. — Bodleian, 
[in the Reliquice TVottoniana.] 12°. 

Psalm cxxxvii. in metre ; by J. Donne, D. D. Second edition. 
London, for Miles Flesher. — Bodleian. 12°. 

^ This occurs in a volume of his poetry ™ Containing Psalms xlviii. Ixxvi. 

entitled " Silex scintillans, or Sacred xlvi. cxxxv. In the dedication are to 

" Poems." A second part appeared in be found some particulars relative to 

1655, and both edited by H. F. Lyte, Rous's version, and its revision by 

Lond., Pickering, 1847. The Psalm is Barton; which last performance hav- 

printed by Holland in his Psalmists of ing been referred by the House of 

Britain, ii. p. loi. Commons to certain of their body to 

1 This book has two titles, one of be examined, was not altogether ap- 

which is engraved on copper. A new proved of, being deemed by them too 

title was printed in 1654; when, with poetical; but the censors did them- 

the addition of the Lord's Prayer, the selves intend to compile a new one out 

Creed, the Ten Commandments, and of it. See the Journals of the House, 

the Hymns of the Church, it was put 27°. Septembris, 1650. 
forth as a new edition. 



— 1655] THE PSALMS. 185 

1652. 
The Psalms ; by Steruhold, &c. ; London. — British Museum. 12". 
The Psalms ; Scottish Kirk version ; Edinburgh, by Gideon 

Lithgow. (See Dr. Lee's Memorial.) 
The Psalms, in iv languages, and in foure partes set to the 

tunes of our church, with corrections, by W. Slatyer"; 

London, by P. Stent. — British Museum ; Christ Churchy 

Oxford. 12". 

1653. 
The Psalms ; by Sternhold, &c. ; London, by John Field, 

printer to the Parliament of England. — British Museum; 

Trinity Coll Cambridge. 12". 

The same; London. — British Museum. 4P. 

The same ; London. — British Museum. 8°. 

The Psalms, with a paraphrase ; London. (List, N". 11.) fol. 

1654. 

The Psalms, in metre°, &c.; by William Barton, M. A. ; Lon- 
don, by Roger Daniel. — British Museum ; Sion College; 
Lambeth. 12o. 

The Psalms, in metre ; by Bishop King P ; London, by S. G. 
— British Museum ; Sion College ; Publ. Libr. Cambridge ; 
Dr. Bliss; Lea Wilson. 12". 

The Psalms; by Sternhold, &c.; London, by John Field. — 
Bristol; Dr. Bliss. 18°. 

1655. 

The same ; by A. M, for the Company. — Lambeth. 8°. 
The same; for the Company. 12°. 
The Psalms ; Scottish version ; Edinburgh, by Gideon Lith- 
gow. (See Dr. Lee.) 4°. 
The same ; by the same. — Lea Wilson. 8°. 
The same ; by the same. — Lea Wilson. 32°. 
The Psalter; with titles, &c.q; [by Christopher Lord Hat- 

n These are engraved. (See above, with some small additions, and a re- 

under the year 1643.) printed title. That of 167 1 calls itself 

o The version in this edition differs " the second edition." 

materially from that in the ^r*f edition, i This work was very often reprint- 

1644, and also from the second in ed : the eighth edition appeared in 

1645. 1683 : the fourteenth in 17 13, &c. 



P This is merely .the edition of 165 1, 



Bb 



186 EDITIONS OF [1655— 

ton.] Fifth edition, enlarged ; London, by J. F. for R. 
Royston. — Trinity Coll. Cambridge; Ashmolean Museum^ 
Oxford; Duke of Sussex. 8°. 

David's Psai.ms in metre, agreeable to the Hebrew r, &c. ; by 
the Heverend Mr. John White ; London, by G. Griffin, for 
J. Roth well.— ^ri/isA Museum; Lea Wilson. 18°. 

Select Psalms (of a new translation) in metre «. 

Psalm lxv. civ. in verse, by Henry Vaughan. In " Silex scin- 
"tillans," part 2^s; London. 8°. 

1656. 

The Psalms ; by Sternhold, &c. ; London, by John Field. — 
Publ. Libr. Cambridge; Trinity Coll. Cambridge. 12°. 

Psalm xxiii. in metre; by the Rev. Geo. Herbert; London, 
for Philip Stephens. — Bodleian. 12°. 

Psalm cxiv. in verse ; by Abraham Cowley ^ ; London. — Bod- 
leian, fol. 

1657. 

The Psalms ; by Sternhold, &c. ; Cambridge, by Jo. Field. — 
British Museum; Lambeth; Trinity Coll. Dublin. 8°. 

1658. 

The same; London, by Jo. Field. (From List, N^. iv.) 16^. 

The Psalms; Scottish version; Edinburgh, by Christopher 

Higgins. — Duke of Sussex. 8". 

The Seven Penitential Psalms; Douay version; (contained 

in a Primer;) Antwerp, by Balthasar Morett. (See Be- 

loe's Anecdotes of Literature, iii. p. 117) — Fubl. Libr. 

Cambridge. 12°. 

1659. 

The Psalms ; with a paraphrase, &c. by Henry Hammond, 
D.D. '1; London, by H. Norton. — Bodleian. fol. 

A Century of Select Hymns collected out of Scripture, all to 
be sung in five or six tunes commonly known and prac- 

r It contains Title : Preface, 8 pages : * This occurs in his poem called 

the Text, p. 1-37 1. No table. " Davideis." Other editions were pub- 

8 This is cited by Todd in his " Ob- lished in 1669, 1684, &c. 
"servations on Sternhold's version," « Some few alterations in the transla- 

p. 84. He was not acquainted with tion are proposed by Dr. Hammond, 

the name of the translator. [Quaere, if This work was reprinted, with the ad- 

by Henry Lawes?] Todd gives Ps. dition of a paraphrase upon the first 

cxxxvii. as a specimen. ten chapters of Proverbs, in 1684, fol. 

ss See page 184. 



—1663] THE PSALMS. 187 

tized ; by William Barton » ; London, T. R. for F. Eglcs- 
field and T. Underbill. --Z>r. Bliss. 12«. 



KING CHARLES II. 

1660. 

No edition. 

1661. 

Tbe Psalms, by Sternhold, &c. ; Dublin, by John Crook. 
{The first Irish impression of that version, and almost the 
only one previous to the 18th century.) — Earl of Charle- 
mont : (the only copy known to me.) 4®. 

The Psalms, by Sternhold, &c. ; London, by S. G., for the 
Company. — British Museum. fol. 

The same ; Cambridge, by Jo. Field. — Christ Church, Oxford; 
York Cathedral. 8°. 

The same ; London, for the Company. — British Museum ; 
New College. 4°. 

The same ; London, for the Company. — Public Library, Cam- 
bridge ; Christ Church, Oxford. 8°. 

Samuelis Primitiae ; or an essay towards a metrical version of 
the whole Book of Psalms ; by Samuel Leigh y ; London, 
by Tho. Milboume, for the authour. — Lambeth; Ashmolean 
Museum, Oxford; Dr. Bliss ; Lea Wilson. 12°. 

1662. 
The Psalms, by Sternhold, &c. ; London, by T. N. for the 
Company. — Christ Church, Oxford. fol. 

1663. 

The same ; London, for the Company. — British Museum ; 
Christ Church, Oxford. 8°. 

The same ; Cambridge, by Jo. Field. — Exeter College. 4°. 

The same ; London, for the Company. — University Press, Ox- 
ford. 12o. 

The same ; London. — British Museum. 4P, 

^ Quaere, if any of the Psalms of Da- dicatory, 2 pages ; To the Christian 
vid are among these ? reader, 2 pages ; Testimonials from 

y It contains a portrait of the au- various friends ; the Text, p. i — 135. 
thor, engraved on copper; Title; De- Notable, 
dication, reverse blank ; an Epistle de- 

Bb2 



188 EDITIONS OF [1664— 

1664. 
The Psalms of King David paraphrased, and turned into 

English verse ^ ; London, by Tho. Garthwaite. — Lambeth. 8°. 
The Psalms, by Sternhold, &c.; London, for the Company. 
—Dr. Bliss. 8°. 

1665. 
*The Psalms, &c. in metre ; for the use of the Saints in New 
England ; Cambridge, in New England, printed for Heze- 
kiah Usher, of Boston ^ 12°. 

1666. 

The Psalms, by Stemhold, &c. ; Cambridge, by Jo. Field. — 
British Museum ; Bristol; Christ Church ; University Coll.; 
Trinity College^ Dublin ; Dr. Bliss. 4°. 

1667. 

A paraphrase, in verse, on the Psalms ; by S.Woodford, D.D. ; 
London, by R. White. — King's Library (on large paper) ; 
Marsh's Library ; Sion College ; Christ Church ; New Col- 
lege ; Worcester College ; Dr. Bliss ; Dr. Percy ; Lea Wil- 
son. (See Holland's Psalmists^ ii. p. 69.) 4°. 

1668. 

The Psalm«, by Sternhold, &c. ; London, by J. M., for the 
Company. — Dr. Bliss. 12^. 

The Psalms, paraphrased in verse by Miles Smyth ; London, 
for Tho. Garthwaite. — Bodleian ; Lambeth ; Christ Church ; 
Magdalene College ; Emmanuel College ; St. John's College, 
Cambridge ; Trinity College, Dublin ; Salisbury Cathedral; 
Dr. Bliss. (See Holland's Psalmists, ii. p. 56.) 8°. 

Four Centuries of Psalms and Hymns, by Wm. Barton, M. A.; 
London, for T. Parkhurst.— .87. PauVs. 12°. 

^ See specimens, in Todd's Obser- " in which it was printed, are not men- 

vations on Sternhold's Version, p. 84. " tioned. My belief that it was printed 

«• Thomas gives the following ac- " about the year 1664 or 1665 is con- 
count of this edition : " Small 12°. 100 " firmed by its being printed for Heze- 
" pages, 2 columns to each, in non- " kiah Usher, the only bookseller that 
" pareil [type]. This was, I beheve, " I can find an account of at that time, 
" the third edition of the New England " in New England. It is a curious 
" version of the Psalms, after it had " fact, that non-pareil types were used 
" been revised and improved by presi- " so early in this country. I have not 
" dent Dunster, &c., and the ffth in- " seen them in any other book printed 
" eluding all former editions. I have " either at Cambridge or Boston, be- 
" a compleat copy of this edition; but " fore the revolution." (Hist, of Print- 
" the name of the printer and the year ing, i. p. 257.) 



—1672.] THE PSALMS. 189 

1669. 
The Psalms, by Stemhold, &c. ; London, by T. R., for the 

Company. — Bodleian. 8<». 

The Psalms, Scottish version ; Glasgow, by Robert Sanders. 

—Lea Wilson. 24°. 

The same; Edinburgh, by A.Anderson. {Lee^s Memorial.) 4°. 
The Psalms, by Sternhold, &c. ; London — British Museum. \2^, 

1670. 

The same ; Cambridge, by John Hayes. — Mr. Poyntz. 4°. 

Psalms xxiii. and cxxxvii. in verse, by R. Crashaw ; second 

edition. In the Savoy, for H. Herringman. — Bodleian ; 

Earl of Charlemont. S**. 

1671. 

The Psalms, by Sternhold, &c. ; London, by Tho. Newcomb, 
for the Company. — Wadham College ; Trinity Coll. Dublin. 8". 

The Psalms, in metre ; by Bishop King ^ ; second edition ; 
London, for S. and B. Griffin. — Lambeth; Chichester Ca- 
thedral; Lea Wilson. 8°. 

The Psalms, &c., in metre ; for the use of the Saints in New 
England ; London, by A. C. for R. Chiswell. — Lea Wilson. 24°. 

The Psalms; Scottish version; Edinburgh, by A. Anderson. 
{Lee's Memorial). 4". 

The same ; Edinbm*gh, by George Swinton. {Ibid.) 12o. 

Psalms and Hymns, in solemn musick, in foure parts, on the 
common tunes to Psalms in metre used in Parish Churches ; 
by John Playford^. (First edition of this work.) London, fol. 

167^. 

The Psalter, with titles and collects, &c., (by Lord Hatton ;) 
8th edition; London. — Bodleian. 8°. 

The Psalms, by Sternhold, &c. ; London, for the Company. 
— Mr. Pinchard, of Taunton. 16°. 

Psalm civ. in metre ; by Sir H. Wotton; London, by T. Roy- 
croft. — British Museum ; Bodleian. 8°. 

b See above, under 1651, and 1654. " Fasts of the Church of England, &c.'* 

c John Playford, a composer, and an 120. 1698, speaks of him as " Mr. John 

extensive printer of music, was Clerk " Playford, Clerk to the Hon. Society 

of the Temple Church in London ; and " of the Temple, to whose memory all 

obtained considerable celebrity in his " the Parish Clerks owe perpetual 

day. A curious little volume, entitled " thanks, for the great pains he took 

"The Parish Clerk's guide: or, the " for their furtherance in the knowledge 

" Singing Psalms used in the Parish " of Psalmody." 
♦• Churches, suited to the Feasts and 



190 EDITIONS OF [1673 

Two Centuries of Psalm-hymns, by W. Barton, M.A.; Lon- 
don, by W. Godhid.— Bodleian. " 12°. 

1673. 
The Psalms, by Sternhold, &c. ; London, by J. M. for the 

Company. — British Museum ; Christ Church, Oxford. 12o. 

The same ; Cambridge, by John Hayes. — Earl Spencer. 4P. 

Psalms i, toviii, lxxx. to lxxxviii. cxiv. and cxxxvi. inverse, 

by John Milton d ; London, by T.Dring. — British Museum; 

All Souls College. 12°. 

1674. 

The Psalms, in metre ; translated from the Hebrew; with an 
exposition, by F. Roberts, D. D. ; London, for P. Parker. 
— Bodleian. (See Holland's Psalmists, ii. p. 60.) fol. 

The Psalms, by Sternhold, &c. ; Loudon. — British Museum. 12°. 

1675. 

The same ; London, for the Company. — Publ. Libr. Cambridge. 12°. 

The same ; London, by J. R. for P. Parker. — Cashel Library, fol. 

The same ; Oxford, at the Theater. — Mr. George Offor. 4°. 

The Psalms, Scottish version ; Edinburgh. — British Museum. 4°. 

The Seven Penitential Psalms, (altered from the Douay 
version ;) printed in " The Key of Paradise ;" St. Omer's, 
no printer's name. — Dr. Cotton. 18°. 

1676. 

A paraphrase on the Divine poems, viz., the Psalms, &c., by 
G. Sandys, set to new tunes ; London, by W. Godbid, for 
A. Roper. — Lambeth ; Christ Church ; Magdalene College, 
Oxford ; Sir John Hawkins ; Dr. Bliss. 8°. 

The same; London, by J. M., for George Sawbridge. — Trinity 

Coll. Cambridge. 8°. 

The Psalms, by Sternhold, &c. ; Cambridge, by Jo. Hayes.— 

Bodleian. 4". 

The same ; London, by I. C, for the Company. — Museum. 8°. 

1677. 

The same ; London, for the Company. — British Museum. 12°. 



d These were printed among his Mi- that Warton pronounced his version 

nor Poems, Latin and English. Two to be far superior to Duport's. These 

of them only had appeared before. It Psalms, as a matter of course, are found 

may be added, that Milton turned the in the later editions, by Newton, War- 

114th Psalm into Greek heroics, and ton, Todd, and Hawkins. 



^i68o.] THE PSALMS. 191 

The same ; with the ancient and proper tunes, by John Play- 
ford ; London. — British Museum ; Chichester Cathedral. 8". 

Psalms of Prayer and Praise ; suited to divers occasions, (by 
Thomas Downe, rector of Sutcorabe*^ ;) London, for John 
Hancock.— i>r. Bliss. 8«. 

1678. 
The Psalms, by Stemhold, &c. ; London, by Bill and Barker. 

University Press, Oxford. 8". 

The same ; London, by J. M., for the Compauy. — British 

Museum. 12". 

The same; London, for the Company. — Christ Church. 4°. 

The Psalms, paraphrased in metre, by S. Woodford, D. D., 

second edition corrected; London, for J. Martyn and 

others f. — Brit. Museum; Bodleian; Lambeth ; Magd. Coll. 

Oxford ; Trin. Coll. Camb. ; Earl of Pembroke ; Dr. Bliss. 8°. 
The Psalms of David, in meeter, newly translated ; allowed 

by the general assembly of the Kirk; Edinburgh. — 

Bodleian. S**. 

1679. 

The Psalms, by Stemhold, &c. ; London, for the Company. 

British Museum, ; Trinity Coll. Dublin ; Earl Spencer. fol. 

The same; Cambridge, by John Hayes. — Public Library 

Cambridge. 4°. 

The same ; Oxford, at the Theater. — Museum ; Lea Wilson. 4°. 
The same ; London, for the Company. — All Souls College. 8°. 

Psalms newly translated, in verse ; London, for the Company. 

(From List, No. iv.) 16°. 

A Century of select Psalms, and portions of the Psalms of 

David, in verse, for the use of the Charter-House, by John 

Patrick, D. D.; London, by J. M., for R. Royston. — 

Bodleian ; York Cathedral ; Dr. Bliss. 

1680. 
The Psalms, by Stemhold, &c. ; Dublin, by B. Took, and A. 

Crook. (/ have seen it. H. C.) 4». 

The same; London, for the Company. — Trinity Coll. Dublin. 8<*. 



e From p. 1 18 to p. 1 62 of ** The First in verse. 
" Principles of the Oracles of God ex- f A reprint of this paraphrase appeared 

" plained." The Psalms are selected in 17 13, in 2 vols. 8°. A copy of it is 

from David's Psalms, and paraphrased in the British Museum. 



193 EDITIONS OF [1680— 

Psalms and Hymns, in metre; for the use of the Saints, 
more especially in New England ; fifth edition ; London, 
for R. ChiswelL— Dr. Percy. 12°. 

XVIII. of David's Psalms, with the Book of Lamentations ; 
paraphrased in verse, by Ja. Chamberlayne, Gent. ; London, 
by R. E., for Bentley and Magnes. — Sion College ; Publ. 
Libr. Cambridge; Dr. Bliss; Lea Wilson. (See a specimen 
in Holland's Psalmists.) S^. 

1681. 

The Psalms, by Sternhold, &c. ; London. — Museum. 13**. 

The Ascents of the Soul ; paraphrases or descants in verse 
on the XV. Psalms of Degrees ; from the Italian of G. 
Francesco Loredano, [by Henry Hare, Lord Coleraine ;] 
London, by A. G. and I. P., for R. Harfords. — British 
Museum ; Bodleian ; King's Library ; Lambeth ; Sion 
College; Dr. Percy; Dr. Bliss; Lea Wilson. (See a 
specimen in the Appendix. See also Holland's Psalmists.) fol. 

1682. 

The Psalms, by Sternhold, &c. ; Oxford, at the Theater. — 
British Museum. fol. 

The same ; London, by H. Hills, for the Company. (/ have 
seen it. H. C.) 80. 

The same ; by J. Macock, for the Company. — Lambeth ; Sion 
College; Wadham College. 8^. 

The same; for the assigns of J. Bill, and others. — Museum. 13°. 

The Psalms, Scottish version ; Edinburgh, by Evan Tyler. 13°. 

The Book of Psalms, in metre, &c., by Wm. Barton, M. A., as 
he left it finished in his life- time ^ ; London, for the 
Company. — Museum ; Bodleian ; Chichester Cathedral ; 
Lea Wilson. 12**. 

Psalms, paraphrased in verse, by Richard Goodridge ; (con- 

e This volume contains also versions " but it did not give full satisfaction ; 

of Ps. cxvi. and xxvii. with a para- " for somebody hath been at charge to 

phrase of Ps. xxiii. It has a portrait " put forth a new edition of mine, and 

of Loredano, four times repeated. « printed some thousands of mine in 

h In his preface Barton says, " I « Holland, as it is reported. But whe- 

" have (in this my last translation) cor- " ther they were printed there or no, I 

" rected all the harsh passages, and " am in doubt; for I am sure that 1500 

" added a great number of second " of my books were heretofore printed 

" metres. The Scots of late have put " by stealth in England, and carried 

" forth a Psalm-book, most-what com- " over into Ireland." 
*' posed out of mine and Mr. Rouse's ; 



—1685] THE PSALMS. 198 

taining 100 Psalms; 3 books, and part of a fourth;) Lou- 
don, for A. Churchill >. — Lea Wilson. g*. 

1683. 

The Psalms, by Sternhold, &c. ; London, for the Company. — 

Christ Church, Oxford. \&>. 

The same; Cambridge, by the printer to the University. 

(See Todd, p. 97.; 
The Psalms, Scottish version ; Lond. (See D. Laing^s Notices.) 
The Psalter, with titles, &c., (by Chr. Lord Hatton ;) tenth 

edition ; London. — Bodleian. 8°. 

Psalm cxxxvii. paraphrased in verse, by John Oldham; 

London, for J. Hindmarsh. [Published in Oldham's " Re- 

" mains."] 8°. 

1684. 
The Psalms, by Sternhold, &c. ; London, by J. Macock, for 

the Company. — Publ. Libr. Cambridge. 12<>. 

The Psalter, paraphrased in verse ; set to new tunes, by 

Richard Goodridge ; second edition, wherein the whole 

number is compleated; Oxford, by L. Lichfield, for Jo. 

Crossley'^. — Chichester Cathedral ; Dr. Bliss ; Lea Wilson. 8°. 
A Century of select Psalms in metre, by J.Patrick, D.D.; 

second edition ; London, for R. Royston. — Sion College ; 

Chichester Cathedral. 13°. 

KING JAMES II. 

1685. 
The Psalms, in metre, allowed by the Kirk of Scotland; 
Edinburgh, by the heir of A. Anderson. — Wadham College, fol. 

^ It contains Title; Dedication, 4 Advice to the Reader, 4 pages; the Text, 

pages ; Preface, 36 pages ; collection p. 1-152; [all, so far, is the same as in 

of contents, 6 pages; the Text, page the edition of 1682,] then 4 leaves are 

1-160 ; various tunes, p. 161-168 ; cut out, and supplied by others, paged 

Table, 4 pages. Mr. Latham, in the 135-158; the next are numbered 189- 

preface to his Psalms, 1846, gives the- 199; the next, 100-144; on which last 

year 1634, as that of the first appear- the Text ends. The tunes from the first 

ance of Goodridge's version. I am not edition follow, p. 1 61-168 ; followed by 

sure whether he alludes to the com- 16 unnumbered pages, printed on one 

position of the work, or to its publica- side of the leaf only. [This collation is 

tion in print. taken from Mr. Lea Wilson's Cata- 

^ Contents-Title ; Dedication, 4 pages ; logue.] 



Preface, 36 pages; Contents, 6 pages ; 



c c 



194 EDITIONS OF [1685- 

The Psalms, paraphrased in metre, by Eichard Goodridge', 
third edition ; London, for Robert Clavel. — Chichester 
Cathedral. 12°. 

The Psalms, by Sternhold, &c. ; Oxford, at the Theatre. — 
Bodleian. 4P. 

1686. 

A Century of select Psalms, by J. Patrick, D. D., third edition ; 
London, for R. Royston. — Bodleian; Lambeth. 8°. 

1687. 

The Psalms, by Stemhold, &c. ; London, by J. M., for the 

Company. — Bodleian; Publ. Libr. Cambridge. foL 

The same; London. — British Museum. 8°, 

Four Psalms in verse, by John Norris, M. A., (published in 
a Collection of Miscellanies'" ;) Oxford. — Bodleian. 8*'. 

1688. 

The Psalms, by Stemhold, &c. ; London. — British Museum, fol. 

The whole Book of Psalms, with the singing notes of time and 
tune to every syllable ; London. — Chichester Cathedral. 12°. 

The Psalms, in metre, Scottish version ; London, by Thos. 
Parkhurst, for the Company. — Lea Wilson. 18°. 

A new version of the Psalms and church Hymns, in metre, by 
Simon Ford, D.D. ; London, for Brab. Aylmer. — British 
Museum; Bodleian; Sion College; Emmanuel College; Lam- 
beth; Publ. Libr. Cambridge; Chichester Cathedral; Dr. 
Bliss ; Dr. Percy ; Lea Wilson. 12°. 

The Book of Psalms, in Hebrew and English (prose), pub- 
lished by John Leusden ; Utrecht, by Jhon Van de Water. 
;S^^. John's Coll. Cambridge. 12^. 

Six Centuries of Psalms, (or Psalm-hymns,) in metre, by Wm. 
Barton, M. A. ; London, by J. Heptinstall. — Bodleian ; 
Lambeth; Lea Wilson. 12°. 



1 Of this translator some account is Tutet, in this List, under the year 

given in a dissertation prefixed to " Se- 1698, p. 197. 

" lect Psalms, in verse, with remarks m This work went through many 

*' by Bishop Lowth and others," pub- editions. The third was in 1699 j the 

lished by the Hon. and Rev. Lord seventh, corrected and improved by the 

Aston, 181 1. See also a note by Mr. author, was printed in 1722, 8°. 



—1692.] THE PSALMS. 195 

KING WILLIAM AND QUEEN MARY. 

1689. 

The Psalms, by Sternhold, &c. ; London, for the assigns of J. 

BUI.— Rev. Wm. Hildyard, Beverley. 12«. 

Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs ; in two parts, by Wm. 

Vilant ; Edinburgh, no name. — Lea Wilson. 24°. 

Psalm viii. in verse, by Charles Cotton"; London. 8°. 

1690. 

The Psalms, Scottish version ; Edinburgh, by the Societie of 
Stationers.— iZ^v. Jo. Belts, Wortham, Suffolk. 12<». 

1691. 

The Psalms, in metre, with amendments and additions, by 

W. Barton, M. A. ; London, by F. Collins. — Bodleian ; 

Lambeth. 12°. 

A Century of Psalms, in metre, by J. Patrick, D. D. ; London, 

for L. Meredith. — Christ Church ; Oriel College ; Dr. Percy. 12°. 
Seventeen Psalms, in verse, by Benjamin Keach ; printed in 

his " Spiritual Melody ;" London. — Bodleian. 8°. 

Several Psalms, diversely rendered, (in metre,) by Robert 

Fleming, V. D. M. ; London, for J. Salusbury". — Bodleian. 

Lea Wilson. 8°. 

1692. 

The Psalms, paraphrased in metre, by Richard Baxter, left 

fitted for the press under his own hand ; London, for T. 

Parkhurst. — British Museum; Publ. Libr. Cambridge; 

Lea Wilson. {See a specimen in Holland's Psalmists.) 12°. 
A Century of Psalms, &c., by John Patrick, D.D. ; Hamburgh, 

by T. Wierlag. — British Museum. 16°. 

" The author was the well-known Solomon's Song, (described above, at 

fellow-labourer of Izaak Walton. This p. 79.) The author has been recently 

Psalm occurs in a volume of Poems, brought into conspicuous notice> 

pubUshed after his death. See it in through his " Rise and Fall of the Pa- 

Holland's Psalmists. " pacy," comprising prophecies rela- 

o lliese occur in a volume entitled ting to the fortunes of the Papal power. 

"The Mirror of Divine Love Unveiled," A specimen of his Psalms is given in 

containing a poetical paraphrase of Holland's Psalmists, u. p. i6i. 

cc2 



196 EDITIONS OF [1693— 

1693. 
The Psalms, by Sternhold, &c. ; London, by John Leake.— 

Lambeth. ^' 

The same ; London, for the Company. 12". 

1694. 
The same ; by J . Richardson, for the Company. (/ have seen 

it H.C.) IS**. 

The Psalms, in metre, fitted to the tunes in Parish Churches ; 

by John Patrick, D. D. ; London, for A. and J. Churchill. 

— Bodleian ; Christ Church ; Publ. Libr. Cambridge ; Trin. 

Coll. Cambridge ; Dr. Bliss ; Lea Wilson. 12<*. 

Psalms and Hymns, in metre, for the use of the Saints of 

New England ; London, by R. Chiswell. — Sion College. 12°. 
* Psalms, in verse, by the Rev. John Mason; (printed in 

" Spiritual Songs,'' &c. ;) London. — Bodleian. 4". 

A selection from the Psalms, composed in two parts, by 

Daniel Warner P ; In the Savoy, by E. Jones.— Bodleian. 8°. 

1695. 

The Book of Psalms, with Hymns, &c., and the tunes; by 
John Playford, second edition ; London, E. Jones, for the 
Company. — Dr. Bliss. 8". 

The first xx. Psalms, in verse; being an essay of a new version, 
by N. Brady, D. D., and N. Tate^i ; London, for the Com- 
pany. — Bodleian ; Lambeth ; Dr. Percy ; Lea Wilson. 8°. 

1696. 

The Book of Psalms ; a new version [in metre,] fitted to the 
tunes used in Churches ; by N. Tate, and N. Brady, D. D/ ; 

P The version is altered from Stem- Specimen diflfers in many places from 

hold's : in the preface mention is made that which was afterwards adopted ; as 

of a report, " that there would be very may be seen in the Appendix. There 

" speedily an act of parhament for an- was also another Specimen, containing 

" nexing Bishop Patrick's version of only the first eight Psalms, probably 

" the Psalms to the Bible." It is al- printed a little before the present. Of 

most needless to add, that no such act this, several passages differ both from 

was ever passed. the second Specimen and the adopted 

«i This was put forth as a Specimen. version. Copies of each are in the 

The version was licensed to be sung in Bodleian j the earher, a sheet and a 

churches, and the first entire edition of half, has no title, 

it was printed in the next year. It is r This first edition was considerably 

to be observed, that the version of this altered afterwards, at various times. It 



1698] THE PSALMS. 197 

London, by M. Clark, for the Company. — British Museum ; 

Bodleian ; Lambeth ; Worcester College ; St. John's Coll. 

Cambridge ; Chichester Cathedral ; Lea Wilson. 12*'. 

The Psalms ; in metre, by W. Barton, M. A. ; London. — 

Bodleian. 12<». 

The Psalms, by Stemhold, &c. ; Cambridge, by John Hayes. 

— Marsh's Library y Dublin. 4**. 

A new version of some Select Psalms ; by John Sterne, D.D. ; 

Dublin. (See Ware's Irish Writers, by Harris, p. 263.) 8°. 

1697. 

The Psalms, by Stemhold, &c. ; with the tunes, by John 
Playford ; 3d edition ; London. — British Museum, 8°. 

Select Psalms, in verse, for the use of St. James' parish, 
Westminster s; London, by J. Heptinstall. — Christ Church; 
Trinity Coll. Cambridge. 12". 

1698. 
The Psalms, by Stemhold, &c. ; with the tunes, by J. Playford. 

Fourth edition ; London. — British Museum. 8°. 

The Psalms, in metre ; Scottish version ; Edinburgh, by the 

heirs of A. Anderson. — Lea Wilson. 32". 

The same ; Edinburgh, by Evan Tyler. — British Museum. 18°. 
The Psalms, in metre ; by J. Patrick, D. D. ; London, for A. 

and J. Churchill.— Lea Wilson. 12°. 

The Psalms, in metre ; translated by Luke Milbourne t ; Lon- 

contains Title; Dedication to King terj and a Preface of 17 pages, ad- 
William, I page; the Text, p. 1-316; dressed to the Archbishops, Bishops, 
Gloria Patri, &c., i page ; Advertise- and Clergy of Great Britain and Ire- 
ment, i leaf. land ; an Advertisement, and the Psalm- 

» This appears to have been often tunes, p. i-xxiii. ; Errata, i page ; the 

reprinted : the seventh edition was pub- Text, p. 1-324; of which the last nine 

lished in 1708. contain Doxologies. 

N. B. It may be remarked here, that The author calls himself a Presbyter 
during the last eighty or ninety years, of the Church of England. In his 
there have been very numerous edi- very interesting preface, he discusses 
tions of Selections of Psalms from va- the subject of our Church-psalmody, 
rious versions, designed for the use of the authority for using any particular 
particular churches and chapels. I version, the merits of several trans- 
have not considered it necessary to lations, &c. &c. He mentions by 
make an exact search for all those name Sir Philip Sidney, Lord Bacon, 
miscellaneous compilations. Bishop Hall, King James I., Sandys, 

I This book, which (I believe) has May, Burnaby, Bishop King, Barton, 

never been reprinted, contains Title ; Sir John Denham, M. Smith, Good- 

a Dedication to the Duke of Glouces- ridge. Dr. Patrick, Dr. Woodford, Dr. 



198 EDITIOISIS OF [1698— 

don, for W. Rogers and others.— -Sion College; Lambeth; 

Christ Church ; Dr. Bliss. 12°. 

The Psalms ; in metre, by Brady and Tate. Second edition ; 

London, by T. Hodgkin. — Bodleian ; Lambeth ; St. Paul's. S^. 
The same. Second edition corrected ; London, by M. Clark, 

for the Company ". — Lea Wilson. 12°. 

The same ; London, by Jo. Hodgkin, for the Company.— Zea 

Wilson. 24°. 

Psalm civ. with other portions of Scripture, in metre ; by N. 

Tate. (Published in his " Miscellanea Sacra.") — Bodleian. S^. 
Daveidos ; or a specimen of some of David's Psalms, in metre; 

with remarks upon the late translators » ; London, for 

W. Keblewhite.— jL«m*e/A. S^. 

Some of the Psalms of David in metre; done by J. Patrick, 

D. D. ; and by Mr. Brady and Mr. Tate ; Cambridge, by 

John Hayes. — Trinity Coll. Cambridge ; Jjea Wilson. 12°. 

1699. 

The same ; Cambridge, for the use of the University. — Bod- 
leian ; Lambeth ; Dr. Bliss. 12°. 

The Psalms ; by Brady and Tate ; London, by T. Hodgkin, 
for the Company. — Oriel Coll. Oxford. 18^. 

1700. 

The Psalmes of David [in prose] ; translated from the Vul- 
gaty; no place, no name. — Lambeth; Dr. Percy; Dr. 
Cotton ; Lea Wilson ; Dr. Bliss. 12°. 

Ford, Brady and Tate, and Mrs. Beale, lieved to be the production of John 
the eminent painter, [whose version is Philhps, an Oxford man, well known 
printed in Dr. Woodford's paraphrase,] for his poem of " The Splendid Shil- 
and gives warm commendation to many ling." It is extremely scarce, 
of them, for the peculiar merits of each. y By Mr. Carryl, created Lord Dart- 
He is of opinion, that it would be most ford by the Pretender, to whom he had 
desirable that a careful selection should been tutor. The book was printed at 
be made of the best translated Psalms, Paris, or at St. Germain's. By the ap- 
from many versions, which should re- probations prefixed, it appears that this 
ceive the sanction of Convocation, and version was intended to supersede that 
be admitted to general use throughout in the Douay Bible, which was now 
the kingdom. considered to be too literal, as well as 

« Mr. Wilson remarks, that this too antiquated for general use. The 

edition differs considerably from the author declares his translation to be 

octavo of the same date. intended only for the private devotions 

X By mistake this book is dated of lay persons. He professes to follow 

1798. It bears no name; but is be- the Latin text as closely as possible; 



1701] THE PSALMS. 199 

The Psalms; by Stemhold^, &c. ; London, for the Company. 

— Duke of Smaex. 4". 

The same; Oxford, by the Printers to the University. — Duke 

of Sussex. Igo. 

The same ; Dublin, by Andrew Crook, and E. Dobson. — Trin. 

Coll. Dublin. 4o. 

The same ; with the tunes by John Playford ; sixth edtion ; 

London. — British Museum. 8°. 

The Psalms, in metre ; newly translated (Scottish version) ; 

Loudon, by Tho. Parkhurst. — Lambeth; Lea Wilson; Dr. 

Cotton. 12°. 

A Supplement to Tate and Brady's version ; containing Psalms, 

Hymns », &c. ; London, by J. Heptinstall. — Bodleian. 8°. 

Psalm xlv. in verse ; by Joseph Stennett, (printed with his 

version of Solomon's Song ;) London, for J. Brown and A. 

Bell. — Bodleian; Dr. Bliss; Lea Wilson. S**. 

Psalms cxiii. to cxviii. : also Ps. cxxxv. and parts of Ps. xxiv. 

and xci. in verse ; by Samuel Wesley '^, M. A. 12**. 

1701. 
The Psalms; with the argument of each Psalm, [by Dr. 

P. AUix ;] London, by John Taylor. — Bodleian ; Lambeth ; 

C. C. College, Oxford; Publ. Libr. Cambridge; Duke of 

Sussex ; Dr. Bliss. 8°. 

The Psalms, by Tate and Brady ; London, by T. Hodgkin. — 

C. a College, Oxford. 12°. 

The Psalms, in metre; by John Patrick, D. D., with the 

tunes ; London, for L. Meredith. — King's Library. 12°. 

but in obscure passages acknowledges that by Brady and Tate, became alter- 

Cardinal Bellarmin to have been his ed into the form and language in 

guide. A specimen is given in the which it is printed to this day. See 

Appendix. 'ITiere are two varieties of however upon this point, Hawkins* 

title-page to the volume. One kind History of Music, m. p. $ii, &c. 

has a vignette : in the other a blank * Another edition of this supplement 

space is left. Some have a page of appeared in 1708: and another (the 

Errata at the end; which is wanting seventh) in 1712. Both these latter 

in others. The Preface fills 6 pages ; are in the British Museum. 

a Table of the Psalms, 3 pages : three ^ The author was father of the cele- 

Approbations, &c. in Latin, 7 pages : brated John and Charles Wesley, 

the Text, p. 1-347. The volume is not Some of these Psalms occur in a vo- 

a common one; Lewis states that he lume entitled "The Pious Communi- 

never could meet with it. A second " cant rightly prepared," &c. and the 

edition was put forth in 1704. others in his " Life of Christ." (See 

* From this time no notice is taken Holland's Psalmists, ii. p. 123, where 

of editions of Sternhold's version ; a specimen is given.) 
which, soon after the appearance of 



200 EDITIONS OF [1701 

The first xv. Psalms, in lyric verse ; proposed as an essay, by 
James Gibbs^,, D. D.; London, by J. Matthews. — Bodleian; 
Lambeth ; Dr. Percy. 4°. 

The Psalms; with Hymns, &c., and all the ancient tunes 
composed by John Playford ; seventh edition ; London. 8*^. 

1702. 

The same ; by the same ; eighth edition, London ; by J. 
Heptinstall. — British Museum. 8°. 

The Psalms, in metre; Scottish version; Glasgow, by Wil- 
liam Mitchell. — Lea Wilson. 12o. 

QUEEN ANNE. 
1703. 

The Psalms ; by Tate and Brady ; London, by J. R. for the 
Company. — British Museum ; Public Library , Cambridge. 8«. 

1704. 

The Psalms of David ; translated from the Vulgat [by Mr. 
Carryl] ; second edition, reviewM and corrected ; St. Ger- 
main en Laye, by W. Weston, printer and stationer to the 
King's most excellent Majesty of Great Britain, [the Pre- 
tender :] for his houshold and chapel. — Lea Wilson. 13^. 

The same edition ; but without place or printer's name ^. — 
Dr. Cotton; Lea Wilson. 12°. 

c See some remarks on these, by Mem. Holland, in his Psalmists of Bri- 
Dean Swift, in his Works, vol. 16. — tain, erroneously dates this work 1761. 

d It contains Title; Preface, 4 pages; table, 3 pages; the Text, p. i — 357. — 
This is not a mere reprint, but a revised edition of Mr. Carryl's version. It does 
not contain the approbations of the edition of 1700. The preface is slightly 
altered. A very few notes are added. The following are specimens of the va- 



riations : 

Edit. 1700. 

Psalm cxi. 5. 

He who takes pitty and lends and 

shall order his words with judgment, 

is a joyfull man, for he shall never be 

moved out of his place. 

Psalm xcvi. 5. 
The mountains melted like wax in 
the presence of our Lord : so did the 
whole earth in the presence of our Lord. 
Psalm cxlix. 9. 
That so they may execute upon them 
the judgments sign'd by God .- This 
will be glory to all his saints. 



Edit. 1704. 

Psalm cxi. 5. 

The man hath joy who takes pitty 

and gives; He will order his words 

with judgment ; and therefore for ever 

he will remain unmov'd. 

Psalm xcvi. 5. 
The mountains melted like wax at 
the sight of our Lord, the Lord of the 
whole earth. 

Psalm cxlix. 9. 
That they may execute on them the 
judgment written; This glory all his 
saints will have. 



— 1709] THE PSALMS. 201 

1705. 

The Psalms, iu metre; by Wm. Barton, M. A.; a« left finished 
in his lifetime ; liondon, by Anne Snowden, for the Com- 
pany. — Lambeth; Dr. Bliss; Lea Wilson. 12". 

The same ; with the tunes, by Thomas Smith ; Dublin, by 
J. Brent, and S. VovieW.— Chichester Cathedral. 12". 

1706. 

The same ; second edition, corrected, with the Basses ; Dub- 
lin, by J. Brocas. — Lea Wilson; Dr. Cotton. 12°. 

An Essay towards a paraphrase on the Psalms, in verse ; with 
a paraphrase on Proverbs, chap, xxxi, and on Revelation, 
chap, iii; by Basil Kennett; London, by J. H. for B. Ayl- 
mer. — British Museum ; Lambeth ; Worcester College ; Chi- 
chester Cathedral; Dr. Bliss; Lea Wilson. (See a specimen 
in Holland's Psalmists). 8". 

Holy David and his English translators cleared: being the 
Psalms explained e, &c. ; London, by W. D. for R. Knap- 
lock. — Bodleian; Trinity College, Dublin ; Dr. Bliss ; Lea 
Wilson. 8». 

1707. 

The same ; second edition ; London, for R. Knaplock. — Lantr 
beth ; Worcester College, 8". 

♦Paraphrase on Psalm xlii., by Mr. Bate : Paraphrase on 
Psalm civ., by Mr. Trapp : Paraphrase on Psalm cxxxvii., 
in Fenton's "Oxford and Cambridge miscellany Poems." 
[No date, but probably 1707, or the following year.] — 
Dr. Bliss. 8". 

Psalms xix. and xxiii. paraphrased in metre ; by Mr. Addison; 
first published in The Spectator. 

Psalms cm. cxxx. and cxlviii. in verse; by Samuel Cobb, 
M. A. (Printed in his " Poems on several occasions") ; 
London. 8". 

1708. 

The Psalms, in metre; fitted to tunes in parish churches; 
London. — Bodleian. 8". 

1709. 

The Massachusetts Psalter; or, the Psalms of David (prose), 

« By J. Johnson. The first edition was published anonymously, the second 
bears Johnson's name. 

Dd 



202 EDITIONS OF [1709 

with the Gospel of St. John ; in the Indian and English 
languages ; Boston, in New England, by B. Green ^ (See 
Thomas' Printing in America, i. p. 2^^.)— British Museum. 12°. 

Psalm xv. paraphrased in verse ; by Lady Chudleigh ; Lon- 
don, by B. Lintot ; f published with " The Song of the three 
children;" see above, p. 82). — Bodleian. 8«. 

Psalms cm. cxxx. cxlviii. paraphrased in verse ; by S. C. 
Cobb^, A.M.; second edition; London, for E. Curll. — 
Bodleian. 8<*. 

1710. 

The Psalms, in metre, allowed by authority of the Kirk of 
Scotland ; Edinburgh, by James Watson. — Lambeth ; Dr. 
Percy. 

Psalms cxlviii. cxiv. cxxxvii. cxxxix. paraphrased in verse ; 
by the Bev. John Norris ; fifth edition ; London. 



12'>. 



1711. 

No edition. 

1712. 

The Psalter, with titles and collects, &c. (by Christopher 
Lord Hatton); 14th edition; London. — Bodleian. 8°. 

The Psalms, in metre; by King James ^; Edinburgh, by 
James Watson. — Lambeth ; Bodleian. 8*^. 

Psalm cxiv. in verse, by Dr. Isaac Watts. This was first pub- 
lished in The Spectator, in this year. (Holland). 

1713. 

The Psalms, by Sternhold,&c. ; with the tunes by J. Playford; 

twelfth edition ; London. — British Museum. 80. 

The Psalms ; Scottish version ; Edinburgh. — British Museum. 4P. 

Psalm xxix. paraphrased in verse ; London. — Brit. Museum, fol. 

1714. 

The Psalms, in metre ; by sir John Denham, knt. ; London, 

f Some copies bear, "by James cond edition of the New England Bible, 

*' Green and J. Printer." This James in 1680 — 1685. 

Printer was an Indian native ; who was s These were reprinted in 17 10 : and 

educated at the English charity school again, in Nichols' Collection of Poems, 

at Cambridge, and afterwards was ap- 12°. 1781. See a specimen, with some 

prenticed to Samuel Green, a printer animadversions, in HoWawd'* PsaZmisf*, 

of that town ; from which employment ii. p. 132. 

he obtained his surname. He became ^ Published in Watson's reprint of 

very useful in the printing of the se- the Book of Common Prayer of 1637. 



— 1718] THE PSALMS. 908 

for J. Bowyer and others. — British Museum ; Bodleian ; 
Lambeth ; Christ Churchy Oxford ; Balliol College ; Chi- 
chester Cathedral ; Cashel Library ; Earl of Pembroke ; 
Lea Wilson h. 8«. 

The Seven Penitential Psalms, by bishop Fisher. No place, 
no name [London?] (/ have seen it. H. C.) 12*. 

Psalm xcvii. in paraphrastic verse, by Mr. S.; p.l85 of "Poems 
and translations," by several hands, published by J. Old- 
raixon ; London, J. Pemberton. — Dr. Bliss. 8°. 

Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs; by the Rev. Dan. 
Burgess ; London, for John Clarke '. — Lambeth ; Dr. Bliss; 
Lea Wilson. 12o. 

KING GEORGE I. 

1715. 

The whole Book of Psalms, in metre ; by J. Patrick, D.D. ; 

London, for John Churchill. — Lambeth. 12°. 

The whole Book of Psalms ; with hymns, and all the tunes 
composed, &c. by John Playford ; thirteenth edition ; Lon- 
don, for the Company. — Lambeth; York Cathedral; Chi- 
chester Cathedral. 8°. 

1716. 

The Psalms ; Scottish version ; Edinburgh — Brit. Museum. 12<*. 

1717. 
The Psalms, by Brady and Tate ^ ; Tranquebar, in the office of 
the Danish Missionaries. — Christ Churchy Oxford; Dr. Bliss. 8°. 

1718. 

PsALTERiuM Americanum. The Book of Psalms, in a transla- 

^ tion exactly conformed unto the original [in blank lyric 

verse] ; with illustrations, and an Appendix containing 

^ See a specimen, in Holland's Psalm- Bartholomew Ziegenbalg ; who had re- 

ists. cently paid a visit to England, and 

1 See a specimen and notice of the was warmly patronised by archbishop 

author, in Holland^s Psalmists, ii. p. Wake, of Canterbury; to whom the 

137. copy in Ch. Oh. hbrary formerly be- 

^ This edition is extremely rare. It longed. I have never met with a third, 

is probable that very few copies were The typographical execution of the vo- 

brought to Europe. Probably the im- lume is very creditable to the Tran- 

pression was struck off under the su- quebar press, 
periutendence of the famed missionary 

Dd2 



204 



EDITIONS OF 



[171b- 



some other portions of Scripture ^ ; Boston in New Eng- 
land, by S. Kneeland.— Museum; Bodleian; Lambeth; 
Dr. Bliss ; Dr. Cotton. 

Select Psalms and Hymns; for the use of St. James^ West- 
minster, with proper tunes ; London, by W. Pearson.— 
Bodleian; Christ Church, Oxford. 

A Song of Thanksgiving, or part of Psalm xcviii. para- 
phrased; in "Poems amorous, moral, and divine ;" London, 
Jonas Brown. — Bodleian; Dr. Bliss. 



12«. 



80. 



8°. 



1719. 

The Psalms of David ; imitated in the language of the New 
Testament, by Isaac Watts, D.D."™; London, for J. Clarke 
and others. — Lambeth. 

The Book of Psalms ; made fit for the closet ; with titles to 
each Psalm; (by PhiHp Bedingfield;) London, for R. Wil- 
kin. — Bodleian ; Dr. Bliss. 

The Psalms, by several hands ; (printed in " The Singing-mas- 



12°. 



12°. 



1 As this volume is far from being 
common, I subjoin the following de- 
scription of it. A specimen of the 
translation is given in the Appendix. 

After the title follows an Introduc- 
tion of 35 pages, on the Book of 
Psalms generally, and on this parti- 
cular translation of them; asserting 
its fidelity to the Hebrew, justifying 
the use of blank verse, and commend- 
ing the accompanying illustrations: 
" An admonition concerning the 
" tunes," I page : the Psalms, p. i- 
410: Appendix, containing other por- 
tions of Scripture versified, p. 411- 
426. At the end of the copy in my 
possession are bound up "Proposals 
" for the publication of the work by 
" subscription," 7 pages. 

The Psalms are divided into five 
books ; the second beginning with Ps. 
42 ; the third, with Ps. 73 ; the fourth, 
with Ps. 90; the fifth, with Ps. 107. 
Each psalm is followed by illustrations ; 
in which the Septuagint, Syriac, Ara- 
bic, Latin Vulgate, Spanish, and Ita- 
lian versions, the Christian Fathers, 
the Jewish Rabbis, and a variety of 



modern commentators are constantly 
quoted. 

The forty-first verse of Psalm 18 
has been accidentally omitted by the 
printer : a fly-leaf in my copy gives, in 
a contemporary hand, the following 
translation of it : 

"They made a grievous cry, but 
" then II a Saviour there was none : || 
" To the Eternal God, but He |1 did 
" not then answer them. || " 

Upon the latter part of verse 43 of 
the same Psalm, namely, the words, 
" the people whom I have not knownjl 
" shall be my servants now, ||" there 
is this note : " Hope for Americans ! 
" Our Saviour, as man, had seen and 
" known Asians, Africans, Euro- 
" peans." The name of the transla- 
tor [Cotton Mather?] nowhere appears 
throughout the book. 

P. S. A notice and specimen of this 
version occur in Holland's Psalmists 
of Britain. 

™ This is the first edition of Dr. 
Watts' Psalms : it has been reprinted 
continually. See a notice in Holland's 
Psalmists. 



__i723 ] THE PSALMS. 206 

ter's Guide ; ") by Wm. Turner, of Ewelme, Oxfordshire, 

singing-master; London. — Chichester Cathedral. 12*. 

The Psalms ; by Brady and Tate; Dublin, by Geo. Grierson. 

— Lea Wilson. 32°. 

Psalm xlii. in metre; by Bishop Patrick; London^ by W. 

Mears. — Bodleian. S®. 

17^0. 
" Hymns and Spiritual Songs," containing versions of up- 
wards of twenty Psalms; by Simon Browne"; London. 
— See Holland's Psalmists of Britain^ ii. p. 172. 12". 

1721. 

The Psalms ; a new version in metre, by Sir Richard Black- 
more", Knight, M.D.; fitted to the tunes used in churches 
London, by J. March, for the Company. — Brit. Museum 
Lambeth ; Christ Churchy Oxford ; Chichester Cathedral 
Dr. Bliss. 

1722. 

The Psalms, by Sternhold, &c. ; with the tunes by John Play- 
ford. Sixteenth edition ; London. — British Museum. 8°. 

A paraphrase, (in metre,) on some Select Psalms ; by the Rev. 
Richard Daniel ; Dublin, by Geo. Grierson. — Dr. Cotton. 8°. 

The same ; London, for Bernard Lintot p. — British Museum ; 
Bodleian ; Lambeth ; Sion College ; Chichester Cathedral ; 
Lea Wilson. 8°. 

" The Devout Soul ;" containing metrical versions of eighteen 
Psalms ; by Thomas Coney, D. D. ; London, R. Wilkin. — 
Bodleian. S". 

► 1723. 

No edition. 

" See an account of the singular pear that all these recommendations 
hallucination of mind, to which this availed to secure for it any lasting de- 
poor man was suhject, in the Advert- gree of public favour. 
turer, N". 88 ; and in the Gentleman's p Mr. Daniel was Archdeacon of 
Magazine for i'j62, p. 4!^^. Killaloe, when the first of these two 

o In a letter preserved in the Bod- editions was printed ; and became Dean 

leian Library (MSS. Ballard, vol. xi.) of Armagh before the second appear- 

Sir Richard affirms that his translation ed. He published here fifteen Psalms, 

had been recommended to the King out of fifty which he had selected, 

by the two Archbishops, and the Bi- Five years afterwards he published a 

shops of London, Winchester, Ely, Paraphrase on the Seven Penitential 

Hereford, Worcester, Rochester, Ox- Psalms : which see below, 
ford, and nine others. It does not ap- 



206 EDITIONS OF [^7^4— 

1724. 
The Psalms, by Sternhold ; with the tunes, by J. Playford. 

Seventeenth edition ; London. — British Museum. 8°. 

The Psalms, in metre, by John Patrick, D. D. ; with the 

tunes. Seventh edition ; London, for D. Brown and others. 

— Bodleian; Duke of Sussex ; Dr. Bliss ; Lea Wilson. 8". 

1725. 
The Psalms, Hymns, &c., in metre ; for the use of the Saints 
in New England. Fifteenth edition ; London, by J. H., for 
J. Osborn. — Lea Wilson. 12<*. 

1726. 
No edition. 

1727. 

Psalms civ. and cvii. paraphrased in metre; by the Rev. Wal- 
ter Harte; London, by B. Lintot. — British Museum; Bod- 
leian. (See a specimen in Holland's Psalmists, ii. p. 219.) 8°. 

The Royal Penitent ; a metrical paraphrase on the Seven 
Penitential Psalms ; by the Rev. Richd. Daniel ; London, 
for B.Lintott^. — Lea Wilson. 8°. 

Psalms viii. xxiv. xxix. xlvi. xc. cxxxix. and cxliv. para- 
phrased in verse; by Christopher Pitt, A.M.; London, 
for B. Lintott.— Z)r. Cotton. 8<\ 

KING GEORGE II. 

1728. 

The Psalms ; by Brady and Tate ""j London, for the Company. 
— Lambeth. 12°. 

1729. 

No edition. 

1730. 

Psalm cxix. paraphrased in verse ; by George Atwood, B. D., 
Archdeacon of Taunton ; London, for W. Innys. — British 
Museum; Lambeth; Dr. Bliss. 4P. 

1731. 

A century of Select Psalms, &c., in metre ; by John Patrick, 

^ See note at the year 1722, above. 

' No later editions of this version appear to require particular notice. 



—1737] 'TJ^^ PSALMS. 207 

D. D. ; Hamburgh, by the heirs of Thomas Wiering. — Dr. 
Cotton. 8». 

1732. 
Psalms in verse ; selected from Addison, Sir John Denham, 
and others ; (in " An Essay for composing a Harmony be- 
tween the Psalms and other parts of the Scripture;") 
2d edition ; London, J. Downing. — Dr. Bliss. S". 

1733. 

A Specimen of a new translation of the Psalms ; by a Gentle- 
man of Wadham College [G. Costard "] ; London, for the 
author. — Bodleian ; Trin. Coll. Dublin ; Lea Wilson. 4*'. 

Psalm xc. paraphrased in verse. (^Gentleman's Magazine, vol. 
iii. p. 542.) 

1734. 
The Psalms, in metre ; allowed by the Kirk, &c. ; Glasgow, 

by W.Duncan. — Lambeth. 12o. 

Psalm cxxxix. paraphrased in verse. (Gentleman's Magazine, 

iv. p. 44.) 

1735. 

No edition. 

1736. 

Psalms civ. and cxxxvii. in verse; by John Burton*, B. D. ; 

Oxford, at the Theatre. — Bodleian; Dr. Cotton. 8°. 

Psalm lxviii.; translated literally from the Hebrew; by 

A. P". [Purver.] [Gentleman's Magazine^ vi. p. 95.) 
Psalm lxviii. in verse, by Philomel. (Ibid. p. 419.) 
Psalm cxxix. in verse; by A. B. (Ibid. p. 610.) 
Psalms i. and ii. in blank verse; by A. B. The same, by 

N. Facio. {Ibid. vi. p. 644, vii. 148.; 

1737. 

A paraphrase on some Select Psalms, and upon the Seven 

» See a notice of Mr. Costard's lite- " metrica, sive Exercitationura poetica- 

rary labours, in the Gentleman s Maga- " rum &c. delectus." 

xineior 1805, p, 305. " This is given as a specimen of a 

* ITie title of the volume which con- proposed new translation of the Old 

tains these Psalms, (and also parts of Testament. It called forth several cri- 

Deuteronomy and Isaiah,) is " Sacrae ticisms. See vols. vi. p. 196. 321. 509. 

*' Scripturse locorum quorundam versio vii. 13. 



208 EDITIONS OF [i737— 

Penitential Psalms ; by Richd. Daniel, Dean of Armagh ; 

London, for Fisher. — Dr. Bliss. 8". 

Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs of the Old and New 

Testament ; in English meeter ; for the use, &c. of the 

Saints in New England; Boston, (U. S.) by S. Kneeland. 

—Dr. Bliss. 12^ 

Psalm xxii. paraphrased in verse. [Gentleman's Magazine, 

vii. p. 629.) 
Psalm vii. in blank verse. {Ibid. vii. p. 695.) 

1738. 
The Psalms, by Sternhold, &c. ; with the tunes by J. Playford. 

Nineteenth edition ; London. — British Museum. 8°. 

A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for the Moravian worship; 

[by the Rev. John Gambold, one of the Moravian Bishops. 

It contains nineteen Psalms ;] London, no printer^s name. 

—Lambeth. 12«. 

Psalms i. and xxii. in metre; by William Tans'ur, (printed in 

his " Heaven on Earth, or the Beauty of Hohness ;") 

London, for S. Birt.— i)r. Bliss; Dr. Cotton. 8°. 

Psalm cvii. paraphrased in verse. {Gentleman's Magazine, 

viii. p. 153.) 

1739. 

Several Psalms, in metre ; by Mrs. Elizabeth Rowe, (published 
in her " Miscellaneous works," and frequently transferred 
into other collections.) {Holland's Psalmists, ii. p. 175.) 8". 

Proposals for publishing the Psalms and Solomon's Song; 
wherein the English version is amended, &c., with a speci- 
men, by John Mawer, D. D. ; Oxford, no name. (/ have 
seen it. H. C.) 4». 

1740. 

The Psalms of David, in metre ; collected out of the principal 
versions now in use ; to which are added Hymns, particu- 
larly designed for the Lord's Supper"; Dublin, by S. 
Powell, for A. Bradley.— Dr. Cotton. 12o. 

u The design and character of this " translate the Psalms into verse, that 

collection may be best gathered from " they might appear in a poetical garb 

the following observations of the anony- " and form. — Of some of these trans- 

mous editor : " There have been in our " lations I think it must be acknow- 

" own language several attempts to " ledged by all that are in any degree 



—1 744-] 



THE PSALMS. 



209 



Psalm viii., paraphrased in verse. {Gentleman's Mayaziiie^ 
X. p.462.) 

1741. 

Psalm civ., paraphrased in verse ; London, for Dodsley. (Sec 
Gentleman's Magazine j for March, 1741.) 

1742. 
The Psalms in metre, by John Patrick, D. D., with the tunes. 
Eighth edition ; London, for J. Walthoe and others. — Chi- 
chester Cathedral. 12". 

1743. 

No edition. 

1744. 
The Psalms ; an essay towards a new English version, from the 



judges of these things, that they are 
flat and mean, and altogether un- 
worthy of the dignity and glory of 
the original. There are other trans- 
lations that have more of a spirit and 
beauty in them. But I believe it will 
be generally judged, that a better 
version might be made up out of them 
all, than any one of them alone can 
furnish. An attempt is made this 
way in the following collection. The 
versions chiefly made use of, are those 
of Dr. Patrick, Tate and Brady, Sir 
John Denham, Sir Richard Black- 
' more, and Dr. Watts' Psalms of David 
imitated, and there are a few of Mr. 
Barton's preserved. That the reader 
may know to whom the translation 

■ of the several Psalms is principally 

■ owing, there are generally prefixed 

■ to each Psalm the initial letters of 
' the person's name, out of whose 

• version it is taken. But to pre- 
' vent mistakes it is proper to adver- 

• tise the reader, that a liberty is all 
' along taken to alter words, lines, and 
' sometimes whole stanzas. The de- 
' sign has generally been, either to 
' bring the sense nearer to the Origi- 
' nal, or to render it clearer, and 
' thereby more fitted for common use; 



"or to render it more concise, and 
" express the sense in fewer word8> 
" provided it be perspicuous and 
" smooth. There are often two or 
" three versions of the same Psalm 
" inserted, for the greater variety ; and 
" where it is so, one of them at least 
" is a literal version, and perhaps in 
" some of the rest there is a greater 
" liberty of paraphrasing. The reader 
" will find several Pssdms, to which 
" there are no initial letters prefixed ; 
" and these are generally not taken 
••' out of any one version, but are a mL\- 
" ture out of several versions, and some 
" of them are almost entirely translated 
" anew. There are added at the end 
" Hymns, particularly designed for the 
" Lord's Supper. These are for the 
" most part taken out of those of 
" Watts and Stennet; but great hberty 
" has been taken to alter or abridge 
** them : to which are added three or 
" four of Mr. Boj/se's sacramental 
" Hymns." At the end of the vo- 
lume are found some musical tunes, 
.fitted to the several metres of the 
Psalms. 

The volume contains Psalms, p. i- 
344 : Hymns and tunes, p. 345-372. 

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4° 



210 EDITIONS OF [1744" 

original Hebrew, by the Rev. Z. Mudge^; London, for S. 
Birt— Bodleian ; Trinity College, Dublin; Lea Wilson. 8°. 
Psalm cxxi. in verse. {Gentleman's Magazine, xiv. p. 328.) 

1745. 
Psalm xcvii. in verse, by the Rev. Samuel Say; published in 
a volume of "Poems.^^ (See Holland's Psalmists, ii. p. 
259;) London. 

1746—1748. 

No edition. 

1749. 

Psalm civ. imitated or paraphrased, in verse; by Thomas 
Blacklock ^. (See Gentleman's Magazine, p. 514). 

1750. 

Psalms xix. xxiii. xxix. lxxx. xc. cxxxix. cxlviii. in verse, in 
" Juvenilia,^' by Thomas Gibbons ; London, for J. Buck- 
land.— Dr. J3Zm. 8«. 

1751. 

The Book of Psalms, in metre x ; London, by H. Kent. — 
Lambeth; Dr. Percy ; Dr. Bliss; Lea Wilson. 12°. 

1752. 
Psalms cxxx. and cxxxix. in metre, by the Rev. Moses Browne ; 

(published in a volume entitled " Sunday Thoughts ;" this 

was reprinted in 1764, and again in 1781. See Holland's 

Psalmists, ii. p. 238.) 
Psalms iv. and xlii., paraphrased in verse, by Samuel Boyse; 

in a Poem entitled " The Deity." (See Holland's Psalmists, 

ii. p. 179.) 8«. 

Psalm cxxxvii. paraphrased in verse ; by Samuel Rogers, of 

Emmanuel College, Cambridge. {Gentleman's Magazine, 

p. 328.) 

^ Home, in his " Introduction, &c." v This version is in lyric measure, 

speaks of this version as being exceed- without rhyme : " closeness to the text, 

ingly scarce. " and smoothness of the verse, are pre- 

X The author was a native of Scot- " fer'd to Rhyme." It was published 

land; he composed this piece at thir- by Mr. Samuel Pike, minister of an 

teen years of age ; and in six months Independent congregation in London, 

afterwards became blind. John Wes- Afterwards he joined the Sandema- 

ley described this paraphrase as " per- nians, and became an eminent preacher 

" haps one of the finest pieces of poetry among them. The version is still used 

" in the Enghsh language." — Holland's in the worship of that religious sect. 
Psalmists. 



1756.] THE PSALMS. 211 

Hymns for the use of the congregation in Grey Eagle Street, 
Spitalfields, &c. [It contains Psalms xi. xlv. xlvi. ciii. ex. 
cxlvii. ;] London, E. Allen. — Dr. Bliss. 12'. 

1753. 

The Psalms, by Brady and Tate ; set to music by J. Z. 
Triemerz; Amsterdam, printed by Antony Bruyn, 4*». 

Part of Psalm xviii. paraphrased in verse. (Gentleman* 8 Ma- 
gazine, p. 92.) 

1754. 

The Psalms, translated from Buchanan's Latin into English 
verse, by the Rev. T. Cradock, of Maryland ; London, for 
Mrs. A. Cradock, of Wells. — British Museum; Bodleian; 
Lambeth ; Dr. Bliss. 8°. 

The Psalms in heroic verse, with arguments and notes ; by 
Stephen Wheatland and Tipping Sylvester ; London, for 
S. Birt. — British Museum; Bodleian; Lambeth ; Chichester 
Cathedral ; Earl Spencer ; Lea Wilson. 8**. 

Psalm xxiii, in verse ; (in a Collection of Hymns for the use 
of the Congregation in Margaret Street, Oxford Market ;) 
London . — Dr . Bliss. 1 2<*. 

1755. 

The Psalms ; translated, from Bishop Hare's arrangement of 
the Text, with notes and a dissertation, by the Rev. T. 
Edwards, A. M. ; Cambridge, by J. Bentham. — Bodleian ; 
Lea Wilson; Dr. Bliss. 8". 

Psalms, and Hymns; by Mr. Wesley, Mr. Whitfield, Mr. 
Madan^ &c., 2 vols. ; Bristol. — Bodleian. 12®. 

Psalm cxlix, (and some other Psalms paraphrased) in verse ; 
by the Rev. Philip Doddridge, D. D. ; (first published with 
his " Hymns," by Job Orton, and reprinted in the collection 
of his Works, London, 1804 ;) Salop, by J. Eddowes. — 
Dr. Bliss. 12°. 

1756. 
A select Collection of the Psalms, (in verse,) imitated or para- 
phrased by the most eminent English Poets ^ ; London, for 
the editor. — Lambeth ; Dr. Bliss. 12°. 

* I have seen this edition. Bound up » This collection has been frequently 

with it was Wit Heidelberg Catechism m reprinted. 

English, printed at Amsterdam in 1744. b This collection was published by 

E e 2 



f 



212 EDITIONS OF [1756- 

PsALM xcvi. in metre, by Mrs. Elizabeth ToUett ; (published 
in a "Collection of Poems on several Occasions." See 
Holland's Psalmists, ii. p. 199.) 

1757. 

The Psalms, by Sternhold, &c., with the tunes by J. Playford ; 
twentieth edition, with improvements and additions by 
John Fox ; London, by R. Brown. — British Museum ; Dr. 



A paraphrase on Psalms cxix. cxliii. cxlii. cxx. xiii. cxliv. 
and cxxx., by an American Gentleman; London, for 
Rivingtons. (See Watts'' Bibliotheca Britannica.) 4p. 

1758. 

The Psalms ; New England version, revised and improved by 
the Eev. Thomas PrinceS M. A. ; Boston, by Benjamin 
Macomb. 

Several Psalms in verse, by Mrs. Mary Masters ; (published in 
her " Familiar Letters and Poems." A specimen is given 
in Holland's Psalmists, ii. p. 202.) 

The Psalms of David imitated in the language of the New 
Testament, and applyM to the Christian state and worship, 
by I. Watts, D.D. ; London, for J. Buckland.— Dr. Bliss. S^. 

1759. 
The Psalter in its original form ; or, the Book of Psalms re- 
duced to lines, &c. ; to which is added, a like plain trans- 
Henry Dell, a bookseller. This per- " Tollett, Dr. Woodford, and several 
son appears to have been a man of " others. Together with some origi- 
some note in his business. He lived "nals never before printed." See 
at the Angel and Bible, in Great Tower specimens of several of the writers, in 
Street, London; and was a special Holland's Psalmists, i\. p. 201, &,c. 
dealer in articles of early EngUsh hte- Mr. Latham states (in his List), that 
rature. In the year 1761 he sent out the Rev. Charles Wesley was author 
a catalogue, containing " many scarce of a great part of this collection j as 
" books printed on the black letter," well as of several Psalms in metre, 
and a very large collection of " Old pubhshed in the Hymns for Method- 
" Plays and Poetry." ists, and in the Methodists' Magazine. 
This selection is taken from " Mr. c gee Thomas' Printing in America, 
" Addison, Mr. Blacklock, Mr. Barton, i. p. 232, where we learn that this edi- 
" Mr. Daniel, Sir John Denham, Dr. tion consisted of thirty thousand copies. 
" Gibbs, King James I, Mrs. Leapor, See also some interesting extracts from 
" Milton, Mrs. Masters, Mrs. Rowe, the preface, in Holland's Psalmists, ii. 
" Sir Philip Sidney, Dr. Trapp, Mrs. p. 186, &c. 



—1762.] THE PSALMS. 218 

lation of the last words of David, with notes, (by the Rev. 

George Fenwick, B. D. ;) London, for T. Longman. — Brit. 

Museum ; Bodleian ; Lambeth ; Dr. Bliss ; Lea Wilson. 8". 
Psalms in metre ; collected out of the principal versions now 

in use; Belfast, by H. and R. Joy. — Dr. Bliss. 8". 

PsAi.M XXIII. in verse. {Gentleman s Magazine, p. 229.) 

1760. 

Psalms and Hymns, extracted from various authors, published 

by Mr. Madan ; London, no name. — Dr. Bliss. 12<*. 

Psalm cxiv. in verse. {Gentleman's Magazine, p. 355.) 
Sundry Psalms in metre, with Hymns founded chiefly on pas- 
sages of Scripture ; by Mrs. Anne Steele^ ; London, by 
J. Buckland. — Bristol Museum. 8**. 

KING GEORGE IIL 

1761. 

The Psalms in metre, allowed by the Kirk of Scotland; 
Edinburgh, by Alex. Kincaid. — Dr. Bliss. 12<», 

The Psalms in metre, allowed by the Kirk of Scotland ; with 
annotations by David Dickson ; Edinburgh, by W. Ruddi- 
man. — Dr. Bliss. 8°. 

The first book of David's Psalms, in heroic verse, by the 
Rev. John Robson®, M. A. ; London, for W. Sanby. — 
Lambeth / Lea Wilson. 8°. 

Psalm cxxxvii. paraphrased in verse. {Gentleman^ s Maga- 
zine, p. 328.) 

Another version of the same Psalm. {Ibid. p. 375.) 

1762. 
The Psalms, translated from the original Hebrew, (in measured 
prose,) with notes ; to which is added a dissertation on the 
last prophetic words of Noah ; by the Rev. W. Green, M. A.; 
Cambridge, by J. Bentham. — Bodleian ; Lambeth ; Publ. 
Lihr. Cambridge; Lea Wilson; Dr. Bliss. 8°. 

^ These were published under the edition came forth in 1 780. 

title of " Poems on subjects chieBy de- e 'j^his contains the first 41 Psalms. 

'* votional, by Theodosia." See a spe- A specimen is given by Hollandy ii. p. 

cimen, and a notice of the authoress, 207. The book is very scarce, 
in Holland's Psalmists, ii. 223. A new 



214 EDITIONS OF [1762-- 

Psalms cxxviii. and xix. in verse ; published as a specimen 
of a new version, [by J. Merrick.] {Gentleman's Maga- 
zine, p. 37 and 85.) 

Psalm xix. in metre; in contrast to Mr. Merrick's version. 
{lUd. p. 234.) 

1763. 

Psalms and Hymns, by Mrs. Wharton ; second edition, with 
appendix; London, sold at the Lock- Hospital. — I>r. Bliss. 12°. 

Psalms and Hymns, in metre, by C. Bradbury; London, by 
M. Lewis. — Lambeth. 12°. 

A new collection of Psalms ; for the use of Protestant Dis- 
senters at Liverpool; Liverpool, for the Society. — Bod- 
leian. 8°. 

1764. 

The Psalms ; Scottish version ; Belfast, by Daniel Blow. — 
Earl Spencer. 12°. 

1765. 

The Psalms, translated or paraphrased into verse ; by James 
Merrick, M. A.^ ; Reading, by J. Carnan. — Bodleian; Lam- 
beth; Trinity College, Dublin; Dr. Bliss; Lea Wilson. 4°. 

A translation of the Psalms of David ; attempted in the spi- 
rit of Christianity, by Christopher Smart, M. A. ; London, 
for the author. — Bodleian; Dr. Percy; Dr. Bliss ; Lea 
Wilson. (See a specimen, in Holland's Psalmists.) 4°. 

The Psalms, in verse ; designed as an improvement on the 
old versions of the Hebrew ; [it is principally taken, with 
alterations, from Bous's version;] by Ch. Collum and 
T.Vance; Dublin, by J. A. Husband. {I have seen it. H.C.) 12^ 

The Psalms, by Brady and Tate, set to music ; Amsterdam, 
by Antony Bruyn and Son. (/ have seen it. H. C.) 4". 

1766. 

The Psalms, in metre; by James Merrick,* M. A. ; second 
edition; Beading, by J. Carnan. — British Museum; Dr. 
Percy; Lea Wilson. 12'^. 

f This is the /r5^ec?i7iow of Merrick's rendon Press, Oxford, in 1763. In 

version. He also paraphrased in verse 1768 Mr. Merrick published a volume 

the Lord's Prayer, the hymns Bene- of Annotations upon the Psalms. This 

dicite and Nunc Dimittis, and the bless- has not been reprinted, and is now 

ing of Balaam, from Numb. xxiv. 5-9. scarce. Holland gives a notice of this 

These pieces were printed at the Cla- version, ii. p. 209. 



—1773] THE PSALMS. S16 

The Psalms ; Scottish version; Edinburgh. — Btnt. Muieum. 12". 

XVII. Psalms; translated with notes, by S. Chandler, DD.»; 
London, for Buckland and Coote. — Bodleian. 8». 

♦Psalms xlii. and xliii. translated [by Dr. B. Kennicott^]; 
no place, no name, no date. — Bodleian; Trinity College, 
Dublin. 4fi. 

1767. 

No edition. 

1768. 
The Psalms, in metre ; by Mr. George Scott ; Edinburgh, for 

the author. — Dr. Bliss ; Lea Wilson. 12°. 

The Psalms, in metre; by Wm. Barton, M. A. as he left it 
finished in his life-time ; Cambridge, Fletcher and Hodson. 
—Dr. Bliss. «». 

1769. 

The Psalms ; Scottish version ; with annotations by Mr. David 
Dickson; Glasgow, for John Tait and Ja. Brown. — Lam- 
beth. 12^ 
1770. 

A collection of Psalms, &c. by R. Flexman, D. D. ; London, 
by J. Waugh. (From List, N°. 2.) 12o. 

1771. 

The Psalms ; Scottish version ; with translations and para- 
phrases of several passages of Scripture; collected and 
prepared by a committee ; Edinburgh, by Colin M^ Far- 
quhar. — Earl Spencer. 8». 

1772. 

The Psalms, by Brady and Tate ; with musical notes. [Sub- 
joined is the Heidelberg Catechism.] Amsterdam. 12**. 

G. Buchanan's paraphrase of the Psalms ; translated into Eng- 
lish prose ; with the Latin text and order of construction ; 
by Andrew Waddel, M. A. ; Edinburgh, by J. Robertson. 
— Dr. Bliss ; Lea Wilson. 8°. 



\ 



1773. 
The Book of Psalms, in metre; with some Divine Hymns or 

K These are contained in his " Life of Press, Oxford. The translation differs 

David." a little from that which in 1787 ap.. 

h A single sheet, privately circulated ; peared in the Author's " Critical Re- 
printed, I believe, at the Clarendon marks." 



216' EDITIONS OF [i773— 

Scripture Songs; a new version, by James Maxwell, S. D. P. ; 
Glasgow, hjWm. Smith.— Lea Wilson^'. 12°. 

A course of Singing-Psalms, in metre ; London, no name. — 
Sion College. 8*. 

1774. 

No edition. 

1775. 

The Psalms, (in prose, altered in many places from the ver- 
sion in the Prayer-book';) London, for J. Johnson. — 
Bodleian. 8*. 

The Psalms, in metre ; (Scottish version ;) with notes by 
J.Browne; Edinburgh, by A. Neill. — British Museum; 
Sion College. 8°. 

A collection, in metre, out of the Book of Psalms ; by W. Ro- 
maine ; London, no name. — Bodleian. 8°. 

1776. 

The Psalms, (version of the Bible slightly altered,) by George 
Home, D. D. ; Oxford, at the Clarendon Press, 2 vols.^^ 
—Bodleian. 4°. 

The Psalms ; paraphrased according to the New Testament 
interpretation, and adapted to the common church tunes, 
&c., by John Barclay^, A.M.; Edinburgh, J. Donaldson, 
for the author. — Dr. Bliss. 

Psalm cxlviii. paraphrased in verse, by John Ogilvie, M. D. 
(printed in bishop Hornets version) ; Oxford. — Bodleian. 4". 

Psalms and Hymns for public and private worship ; collected 
(for the most part) and published by Augustus Toplady, 
A.B., vicar of Broad Hembury ; London, for E. and C. 
Dilly. [This is the original and genuine edit, of Toplady. 
The subsequent editions were arranged and much altered 
by the respective deacons of his chapel.] — Dr. Bliss. 8^. 

1777. 

The Psalms ; a new translation, with notes ; [by Dr. Matthew 

^ See a specimen, and a full notice frequently since that year, 

of the author, in Holland's Psalmists, i This is vol. i. of a work in 3 vols. 

ii. p. 227. The second volume contains additional 

i Published in " The Book of Com- versions of several Psalms, and a para- 

" mon Prayer reformed, &c." There phrase of Solomon's Song. See a spe- 

are also several Psalms in metre, in the cimen, and a notice of the author, in 

collection at the end of the volume. Holland's Psalmists, ii. p. 243. 

k This was reprinted in 1798, and 



—1782.] THE PSALMS. 217 

Young, Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin, afterwards bishop 
of Clonfert] ; an unfinished work, suppressed ; no title ; 
date uncertain. (See Cotton's * Fasti Ecclesue Hibemic(Bj 
iv. p. \9Q.)— Bodleian. 8«. 

1778. 

Psalm cxiv. in verse. {Gentleman's Magazine, p. 328.) 

1779. 

The Psalms; Scottish version; with an analysis by Matthew 

Henry; Aberdeen, by J. Boyle. 
Psalm xviii. paraphrased, or rather imitated, in verse; by 

J. W. of Newport Pagnell. {Gent. Magazine, p. 152. 262.) 
Psalm xxiii. (part) paraphrased in verse. {Ibid. p. 368.) 
Psalm cix. literally translated from the Hebrew. {Ibid. p. 540). 
Certain Psalms, in verse ; by the Countess of Pembroke ^ : 

[printed in Harington's Nugce Antiques]; London, by J. 

Dodsley.— ^// Souls College. 12o. 

1780. 

Psalms in verse ; by Ch. Collum, and T. Vance ; with trans- 
lations and paraphrases of several passages in Holy Scrip- 
ture ; Dublin, for W. Gilbert. (/ have seen it. H. C.) 12°. 

Sacred Odes; or Psalms of David, paraphrased from the ori- 
ginal Hebrew ; (viz. Psalms i. 11. xx. xlix. cxvii. cxxxvi. 
and part of xc.) ; London, W. Oliver. — Dr. Bliss. 4°. 

1781. 

The Book of Psalms ; as translated, paraphrased, or imitated, 
by some of the most eminent English poets ; by Benjamin 
Williams ; Salisbury, by Collins and Johnson. — Lea 
fFilson; Dr. Bliss. 12o. 

1782. 

Psalm cxxxvii. in verse ; by William Cowper (published in 
his Poems, and continually reprinted) ; London. 8". 

>» This was the accomplished sister 3 vols. 8^. 1725. It was known, that 

of the renowned sir Philip Sidney. The a poetical version of the entire Psalter 

Psalms printed here are Ps. li. civ. by sir Philip and his sister was ex- 

cxxxvii. Ixbc. cxii. cxvii. and cxx. The tant. This very interesting piece has 

cxxxviith alone had been previously at length been printed. See it below, 

published, in The Guardian, No. i8; at the year 1823. 



and in the works of sir Philip Sydney, 



F f 



218 EDITIONS OF [1783— 

1783. 

No edition. 

1784. 

The Psalms, in metre; from the original; compared with 
many versions, (by Robert Boswell) ; London, for the 
editor, sold by J. Johnson". — Bodleian; Lea Wilson. 8°. 

1785. 

The Psalms, in metre, selected from various versions ; London, 
by J. Matthews ; printed for the Welsh Charity °. — Bod- 
leian; Sion College; Dr. Bliss. 12°. 

The Book of Psalms ; Dr. Watts^ version ; revised by Joel 
Barlow; Connecticut, U. S.P 

1786. 

The Book of Psalms ; illustrated by an improved translation 
of the proper Psalms, more conformable to the Hebrew 
original, and a poetical version of each ; by a Layman ; 
London, for Robinsons. — Bodleian; Dr. Bliss. 8°. 

The British Psalter ; or, the Book of Psalms, in metre ; 
from the original, compared with many versions in different 
languages. Second edition (by Robert Boswell) ; for the 
editor, by J. Matthews. — Lea Wilson. 18''. 

The Psalms ; Scottish version ; with notes devotional and 
practical, referring to the New Testament, by John Gil- 
lies; Glasgow, by David Niven. — Dr. Bliss. 12^ 

1787. 

Psalms in English verse ; translated from the Latin of Bishop 
Lowth ; by George Gregory. (Published in his translation 
of LowtJi's Prcelectiones Hebraica)-, London. 8°. 

Psalm xxxix. in blank verse ; by George Colman ; (printed 
in his " Miscellaneous Works," 3 vols.) ; London. (See 
Holland's Psalmists. ) 12". 

n " The version chiefly adhered to of the author, in Holland's Psalmists. 
" in the following work, as hy much o This selection has been frequently 

** the most literal, is that which is at reprinted; as in 1788, 5th. edit. 1799. 

" present used by the Estahhshed &c. &c. 

" Church of Scotland ; which is never p Mr. Latham assigns the publica- 

" departed from, but when the mean- tion to this year. Holland {Psalmists, 

" ing and spirit of the original text, ii. p. 262) says that it was undertaken 

" or harshness of the metre, seemed to about 1787. — I have not met with the 

'• require it." — Preface. (See a notice work. 



— 1793] THE PSALMS. 219 

Psalm xv. and part of Ps. cxxxix. (in " Miscellaneous pieces 
by a Clergyman of Northamptonshire," (Rev. Mr. Keen, 
vicar of Brigstock) ; London, for the author. — Earl 
Spencer. 

Dr. B. Kennicott's " Remarks" contain translations of xxxii. 
Psalms; Oxford, for D. Prince. — Bodleian; Dr. Bliss. 8". 

1788. 

Psalms and Hymns ; unmixed with tlie disputed doctrines of 
any sect; collected by G. Walker; Warrington, by W. 
Eyres. — Sion College; Lea Wilson. 8°. 

Dr. Geddes' " Specimen " contains a translation of Psalm 
xiv.; London, for W. Faulder. 4°. 

1789. 

The Psalms, in metre ; Merrick's version, divided into stanzas, 
by the Rev. W. D. Tattersall ; London, for T. Payne.— 
British Museum. 12°. 

Psalms, in metre ; fitted to the tunes used in churches ; se- 
lected from the Psalms of David, for the use of the Pro- 
testant Episcopal Church in the United States, &c. Phila- 
delphia, and London. — Trinity Coll. Dublin, 8°. 

1790. 

The Psalms ; a new literal version ; with notes ; by the Rev. 
Stephen Street, M.A., 2 vols. ; London, for B. White. — 
Bodleian; Trin. Coll. Dublin ; Bible Society; Duke of Sussex. S^. 

Psalms xxxiii. xxxix. and xcvii. paraphrased inverse; by 
Thomas May. (See Holland's Psalmists', ii. p. 257) ; Lon- 
don. — British Museum. 12<*. 

1791. 

Psalms xiii. and xlii. in verse; by Nathaniel Cotton, M.A. 
London. (See Holland's Psalmists, ii. p. 251.) 

1792. 

No edition. 

1793. 

The Psalms, a liberal version into modern language, accord- 
ing to the Liturgy translation ; with notes, &c. ; by Wil- 
liam Robert Wake, 2 vols. ; Bath, by R. Crutwell. — Dr. 
Bliss ,' Lea Wilson. 8". 

Ff2 



220 EDITIONS OF [i794- 

1794. 

The Psalms ; a new and improved version, from the Swedish 
of Dr. J. A. Tingostadius, of Upsal; London, for M. 
Priestly. — Bodleian ; Lea Wilson. 8". 

Psalm lxviii. in verse ; by W. J. Mickle (translator of the 
Lusiad) ; London. (See Holland's Psalmists, ii. p. 236.) 4P. 

The Psalms, in metre ; methodized by R. Walker; Edinburgh, 
by W. Creecho — British Museum ; Lea Wilson. 12<>. 

Improved Psalmody ; viz. Merrick's version, divided into stan- 
zas, and arranged with new music ; by the Rev. W. D. Tat- 
tersall. Vol. i. London, for Rivingtons. — King's Library. 4°. 

The same j (with a paraphrase in prose ;) by the same ; Lon- 
don, for Rivingtons. 12°, 

1795. 

The same ; with the music, but without the paraphrase, 3 vols. ; 

London, for Rivingtons. — Bodleian. 8°. 

A selection of Hymns and Psalms; selected and prepared by 

Dr. A. Kippis and others [altered from Dr. Watts' version]. 

(See Gentleman^ s Magazine, vol. Ixv. p. 321. and Ixvi. 

p. 925.) 

1796. 

No edition. 

1797. 

The Psalms ; Mr. Merrick's version, divided into stanzas (and 
partially altered) ; by the Rev. W. D. Tattersall, M. A. q ; 
London ; no name. — Bodleian. 4". 

Psalms (in metre) ; taken from the old version ; revised and 
altered for the parish of Aston ; by the Rev. William 
Mason, M. A. (See Holland's Psalmists, ii. p. 259, where 
a specimen is given.) 

Psalms of David ; versified from a new translation, for the use 
of such Christians as believe in the universal love of God, 
&c. ; London, for the author. — Dr. Bliss. 8°. 

The Psalms, Scottish version ; Edinburgh, for J. Robertson. 
— Dr. Cotton. 24o. 

1798, 1799. 
No edition. 

1 See a notice of Tattersall's labours, sixth edition of this work was publish- 
in Holland's Psalmists, ii. p. 209. A ed in 1804. 12°. 



— i8o6.] THE PSALMS. 221 

1800. 

Dr. Isaac Watts' metrical version of the Psalms; revised and 
completed, by Timothy Dwight, D. D ^ . 

Psalm i. in English verse ; by Robert Bums (Published in 
various editions of the Poet's Works ;) Liverpool. (See 
Holland.) 8». 

1801. 

The Psalms ; Merrick's version, divided and arranged by W. 
D. Tattersall ; Oxford, University Press, for the author. 1 2°. 

A version of the Psalms attempted in metre ; by Joseph 
Cottle s; London, for Longman, by Briggs and Co., Bristol. 
—Lea Wilson. 12°. 

A Poetical version of certain Psalms ; by Richard Cumber- 
land; Tunbridge Wells; by J. Sprange. — Bodleian. (See 
Holland's Psalmists). 8°. 

Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns ; arranged by J. Rippon ; 
London, sold at Dr. Rippon's vestry. — Sion College. 8<». 

1802, 1803. 

No edition. 

1804. 
Psalms lxxxviii. lxxiii. and lv. in verse ; by Henry, Earl of 
Surrey ; (printed in Harington's Nugce Antiques ;) London. 
— Bodleian. 8°. 

Psalms xxiv. cxii. and cxxxvii. in verse ; by Sir John Ha- 

rington^; (j^rinted in Nuga Antiquce ;) London. — Bodleian. 8". 
Psalms cxxxvii. and cxii. in verse; by the Countess of Pem- 
broke ; (printed in Nuges Antiques;) London. — Bodleian. S°, 

1805. 
A version of the Psalms of David, attempted in metre ; by 
Joseph Cottle. Second edition ; London, for Longman 
and Co.— Lea Wilson. 12°. 

1806. 
Psalms ; a collection from various versions, with some origi- 
nals ; London. — British Museum. 8". 

*■ See Holland's Psalmists, ii. p. 261, » See a specimen in Holland's Psalm- 

where is also an account of a revision ists, ii. p. 266. 

of the same, by Joel Barlow, an Ame- * Sir John versified the entire Psal- 

rican, author of '* The Columbiad," ter. His version is in MS. in the col- 

about 1787. See above, p. 218. lection of Mr. Douce, at Oxford. 



222 EDITIONS OF 1806— 

Versions and imitations of the Psalms ; by Erasmus Middle- 
ton, A. B.; London, by W. W\\mn.— Bodleian. 8°. 

Psalm lxxxvii. ; a new version, by J. Eveleigh, D. D."; Ox- 
ford, for the author. — Bodleian. 8°. 

1807. 

The Book of Psalms ; a new translation from the original He- 
brew ; with various readings and notes ; by Alex. Geddes, 
LL. D., 2 vols. ; London, for J. Johnson. — Lea Wilson. 8". 

1808. 
The Psalms ; a new version in blank verse; with a Latin ver- 
sion of Ps. viii. in Alcaic verse ; by the Rev. Thos. Dennis; 
London, for J.White. — Dr. Bliss ; Lea Wilson. 12°. 

1809. 
A version of the Psalms of David, (in metre ;) attempted to 
be closely accommodated to the text of Scripture ; by a 
Lay member of the Church of England (Mr. John Stow 
of Old South Sea House) ; London, by T. C. Hansard, for 
Rivingtons. — Bodleian ; Dr. Bliss ; Lea Wilson. 8". 

1810. 
Psalm xlix. ; a new translation ; by the Rev. "W. Vansittart, 

A. M.'^ ; Oxford, at the University Press. — Bodleian. 8°. 

Psalm lxv., imitated in verse ; by William Hamilton, of Ban- 

gour; (printed in "Chalmers^ Collection of English Poets.^^) 

[A specimen is given in Holland's Psalmists.] 8«. 

Psalm cvii. ; a new version ; by John Jebb, D. D., bishop of 

Limerick; (published in "The Christian Observer.'') -8°. 

1811. 

The Psalms, in metre; translated by W. S. Towers y, Esq.; 
London, by H. Reynell. — British Museum; Bodleian; 
Lea Wilson. 8°. 

The Psalms ; a new version in metre, with notes ; by the Rev. 
W. Goode, M. A/, 2 vols.; London, for the author. — Bri- 
tish Museum ; Bodleian ; Dr. Bliss ; Lea Wilson. S^. 

« Published in a Sermon preached y See Holland's Psalmists, ii. p. 271. 

before the University of Oxford. z a third edition of this work ap- 

X Pubhshed in a Sermon preached peared in 18 16, 12°. 
before the University of Oxford. 



1815] THE PSALMS. 228 

Select Psalms, in verse ; with critical remarks by bishop Lowtli 
and others »; Loudon, for J. Hatchard. — Sion College ; 
Dr, Bliss ; Lea Wilson. 8". 

A poetical paraphrase of a select portion of the Book of 
Psalms; by Robt. Wolseley'*; Lichfield, by T. G. Lomax. — 
Lea Wilson. 12°. 

Psalms lxviii. and ex. translated by the Rev. R. Dixon, A.M.; 
Oxford, for the author. — Bodleian. 4°. 

Select Psalms, in verse ; by the Rev. W. Mason, M. A. ; viz. 
Ps. I. viii. XV. XVIII. (part), xliii. lxvii. lxx. xciii. c. cix. 
cxxi. cxxviii. cxxx. cxxxvii. ; (published in his works, 4 
vols.) London.— 7Vi». Coll. Dublin. 8«. 

1812. 
The Psalms; Scottish version ; Edinburgh, by Blair and Bruce. 

—Lea Wilson. 12°. 

The Psalms, in metre ; Scottish version ; with notes, &c. by 
John Brown, minister of the Gospel ; London, by J. Nis- 
bet.— Lea Wilson. 8°. 

1813. 
Psalms, Hymns, &c. in three books ; [used by the Scottish 
Baptists;] Edinburgh, for Steele; London, for W. Jones. 18°. 

1814. 
Psalm ii.; a new version. (See Gentleman's Magazine, p. 221.) 

1815. 

The Book of Psalms ; translated from the Hebrew; with notes, 
explanatory and critical, by Samuel Horsley, LL.D. bishop 
of St. Asaph, 2 vols. ; London, for Rivingtons. — Bodleian ; 
THnity College, Dublin ; Lea Wilson. 8°. 

The Psalms of David on Christian experience, byR. Donald^; 
Guildford, for the author. — Lea Wilson. 12°. 

The Book of Psalms, in metre ; fitted to the tunes in com- 
mon use: with notes [by Mr. S. Pike?]; London, for 
T. Boosey. 12°. 

*HoRiE DavidicvE : a specimen of a new translation of the 
Book of Psalms (unfinished, containing the first 14 psalms) ; 
no title-page, printer, nor date ; — Lea Wilson. 8°. 

» This collection was published by ^ ggg a notice of this work in Hoi' 

the right hon. and rev. lord Aston. land^s Psalmists, ii. p. 276. 

*> See Holland's Psalmists, ii. p. 373. 



224 EDITIONS OF [1815 

G. Buchanan's poetical paraphrase of the Psalms ; translated 
into English, by Andrew Waddell, M. A. ; Edinburgh, 
by J. Oxphoot.— Dr. Bliss. 8«. 

Psalms and Hymns, selected from the best authors, including 
many originals ; intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watts' 
collection ; by J. Rippon, D. D. ; twentieth edition ; Lon- 
don, for Longman and Co. 18^. 

Certain Psalms ; paraphrased in metre, by Henry, Earl of Sur- 
rey ^ ; London, for Longman and Co. — Bodleian ; Trinity 
College, Dublin. 4". 

1816. 

The Psalms ; a new version, in metre ; by the rev. W. Goode, 
M. A ; third edition ; London, by C. Baldwin, for the 
author. — Lea Wilson. 18°. 

The Psalms ; translated from the Hebrew ; by bishop Hors- 
ley ; second edition, 2 vols. ; London. — British Museum. 8°. 

The Seven Penitential Psalms ; also Ps. xxxvii. in metre ; 
by Sir Thomas Wyatt «^ ; London. — Bodleian. 4°. 

A selection from the Book of Psalms ; [altered from the ver- 
sion in the Prayer-book ;] Warwick, by H. Sharpe. (/ 
have seen i^. H. C.) S^. 

1817. 

No edition. 

1818. 
The Psalms of David, in metre; with notes, by John Brown, 
minister at Haddington ; London. — Chichester Cathedral. 
Four Psalms, paraphrased in verse ; by John Bowdler ; (pub- 
lished in his " Select pieces in Prose and Verse,") 2 vols.; 
London. (See Holland's Psalmists , ii. p. 274.) — Bodleian. 8°. 

1819. 

The Psalms, in metre ; fitted to the tunes (&c. as in the edi- 
tion of 1815) ; London, for G. Leighton. — Lea Wilson. 18°. 

The Psalms ; arranged on a new plan, by the Eev. T. Pruen ; 

London, for Rivingtons. — Bodleian. 8". 

Lyra Davidis ; or, the Psalms translated and expounded on 
the principles of bishop Horsley -, by the Rev. John Fry, 

d Viz. Ps. 88. 73. 55, and 8 ; the last e i^ie Penitential Psalms are re- 
new for the first time pubhshed, in the printed from the edition of 1549; Ps. 
collection of the works of Lord Surrey 37 is now published for the first time, 
and Sir Thomas Wyatt, by Dr. Nott. by the editor. Dr. Nott. 



— 1822.] THE PSALMS. ^j^ 

B. A. ; London, for Ogle and Co. — British Museum ; Bod- 
leian. 8<». 

Psalm cxlviii. in verse, (two different versions;) by Edward, 
lord Thurlow. (See Gentleman^ s Magazine^ part i. pp. 254. 
352). 

Psalm cxlviii. in verse; byW. C. Harvey. {Ibid, part i. p. 
562). 

Psalm cl. paraphrased in verse, by C. Ward. {Ibid, part ii. 
p. 256). 

1820. 

The Book of Psalms, in verse ; with a short preface to each 
Psalm, taken from different writers, but chiefly from bishop 
Home ; London, by the Philanthropic Society. — Bodleian ; 
Trinity College^ Dublin. 8o. 

The Psalms ; versified by the Rev. James Neligan ; Dublin, 
for the author. — Lea Wilson. 8**. 

Certain Psalms (and Hymns) in verse; by Henry Lowe. (See 
Holland's Psalmists, ii. p. 289). 

" Additional Psalmody;" comprising metrical versions of more 
than thirty Psalms (or portions), with Hymns, &c. by 
various unnamed authors ; Edinburgh. (See Holland's 
Psalmists, ii. p. 38.) 

1821. 

The Book of Praises, the Psalms of David, and others, the 
Prophets of Jehovah, in metre ; by William Coldwell, (con- 
taining Psalms i. to xli.); Halifax, by R. Sugden. (See 
Holland's Psalmists, ii. p. 29L) — Lea Tfllson. 8°. 

The Psalms ; a new metrical version, by the Rev. Basil Woodd^, 
M. A.; London, by E. Bridgewater. — Lea Wilson. 12o. 

Psalm xiii. in verse ; by J. A. G — s. (See Gentleman's Ma- 
gazine, for Sept. 1821). 8°. 

Psalms i. and li., in Scottish verse; by Alexander Scott 5; 
edited by D. Laing, Esq.; Edinburgh [privately printed]. 
— Bodleian. 8°. 

The Psalms ; a literal English version, (with the Hebrew 
Text, a key, &c. upon a new plan) ; by John Reid, M. D. ; 
Glasgow. 8°. 

1822. 

The Book of Psalms, in heroic verse ; with a short preface to 

f See a notice of this work in Hoi- e A specimen is given in Holland's 

land^s Psalmists, ii. p. 297. Psalmists. 



^^6 EDITIONS OP [1822— 

each Psalm ; London, by the Philanthropic Society, for 
Eivingtons. — Bodleian; Trinity Coll. Dublin; Lea Wilson. 8°. 

Specimens of a new translation of the Psalms, by Thomas 
Dale, B. A.', [printed in his "Irad and Adah;"] London. 
— Bodleian. 8°. 

Songs of Zion; containing metrical translations of many 
Psalms, by James Montgomery. — Bodleian. (This has 
been frequently printed. See Holland's Psalmists, ii. p. 300.) 12<'. 

1S23. 

The Psalms ; translated into sundry kinds of verse, by Sir 
Philip Sidney and his sister the Countess of Pembroke ^ ; 
now first printed from a copy of the original manuscript ; 
London, by C. Whittingham. — Bodleian; Dr. Cotton; Lea 
Wilson. 8^. 

The Psalms; a new version (in metre), principally from the 
text of Bishop Home, by James Usher ; London, for the 
author. — Bodleian; Trinity Coll. Dublin; Lea Wilson. 12<*. 

1824. 

The Psalms, in metre ; translated by the Right Rev. Richard 
Mant, Bishop of Down and Connor, with notes ; Oxford, 
by W. Baxter. — Bodleian ; Trinity Coll. Dublin ; Lea 
Wilson. 8°. 

Songs of Solyma ; or a new version, (in metre,) of the Psalms ; 
by the Rev. Baptist Noel Turner, M.A. ; London, for 
Rivingtons. — Lea Wilson. 8°. 

1825. 
The Psalms, in metre ; translated by Matthew Sankey, Esq. ; 

London, for Rivingtons. — Bodleian ; Dr. Cotton ; L. Wilson. 8°. 
The Psalms, in metre ; with annotations, &c., by John Brown, 
minister of the Gospel ; Berwick, by W. Gracie. — Lea 

18«. 



The Psalms ; a literal translation, solely upon the authority of 



1 A high character of these specimens the author appreciated the beauties of 

is given by Dr. Drake, in his " Morn- this admirable but almost unnoticed 

" ings in Spring." version. See also an interesting notice 

^ See a specimen in Holland's Psalm- of it in Dr. Drake's " Mornings in 

ists; with some remarks, shewing that " Spring." 



1830.] THE PSALMS. 287 

the Rev. Jo. Parkhurst ; Loudon, for the translator. — Lea 
Wilson. 8». 

1826. 
The Psalms ; attempted in verse by Senex, a clergyman, [Rev. 

Edward Rowland ;] Carlisle, by Ch. Thumam. — Bodleian ; 

Lea Wilson. 12». 

The Psalms ; a new version, by F. and C. Davison ; London. 

— British Museum. 8**. 

1827. 

The Psalms, a new version, by James Usher ; part i. contain- 
ing Psalms i. to xxx ; London, for the editor. — Bodleian ; 
Lea Wilson. 12». 

1828. 
The Christian Psalter, anew version of the Psalms of David ; 

by Margaret PatuUo, of Perth • ; Edinburgh, for the author. 

— Bodleian ; Lea Wilson. 8®. 

Psalms for public worship, original and selected ; by the Rev. 

George Mutter, A.M.; London. — Dr. Bliss. 8". 

Psalms xliii. lxx. c. and cxxi. in verse : published in " A Col- 

" lection of Prayers for household use. {Latham^ s List.) 
Psalms xv. xxiii. and cxxii. in metre, by Sir William Muir; 

(published as specimens of his version, by the Rev. Wm. 

Muir, in " The Historic of the House of Rowallane." See 

Holland's Psalmists ^ ii. p. 43.) 

1829. 

The Psalms ; a new metrical version, by the Rev. W. Wrang- 
ham, B. D. ; Louth, by Jackson. — Lea Wilson. 8°. 

The Spirit of the Psalms ; a compressed version of select por- 
tions of the Psalms of David ; London, for T. Cadell. — 
Bodleian ; Lea Wilson. 8°. 

Psalm cxiv. in verse ; by C. H. Terrot, D. D., Bishop of Edin- 
burgh ; (published in " The Casket.'' From Lathams List.) 

1830. 
The Psalms ; a new translation from the original Hebrew, with 
explanatory notes ; by Wm. French, D. D., and the Rev. 

1 This version, not proving satis- was bought up, and the copies were 
factory to the friends of the authoress, suppressed. [Lea Wilson.] 

Gg2 



228 EDITIONS OF [1830- 

George Skinner, M. A. ; Cambridge, by J. Smith. — British 
Museum ; Bodleian ; Trinity Coll. Dublin. 8^. 

1831. 

The Psalms ; a new prose translation, by George R. Npyes j 
Boston, (U.S.,) by Gray and Bowen. — Dr. Bliss; Lea 
Wilson. 12°. 

The same work ; Boston, by the same. — Lea Wilson. 8°. 

Psalms and Hymns ; for public and private use, by the Rev. 
W. H. Bathurst, M. K.— Bodleian. (See Holland, ii. p. 322.) 

Sacred Lyrics ; an attempt to render the Psalms more appli- 
cable to Parochial Psalmody; by Alfred Bartholomew, 
architect; London, for Rivingtons. — Bodleian; Lea Wilson. 12°. 

1882. 

The Book of Psalms, in English verse ; illustrated with notes, 
by the Rev. E. Garrard Marsh, M. A. ; London, Seeley and 
Sons. — Bodleian ; Trinity Coll. Dublin ; Lea Wilson. 80, 

A Rhyme version of the Liturgy Psalms ; by Henry Gahagan, 
Esq., M.A. ; London, for Rivingtons. — Bodleian; Lea 
Wilson. 12°. 

Forty-five Psalms, in metre; by Francis Skurray, B. D."^; 
(published in a volume of poetry, entitled " The Shepherd's 
" Garland") 

Metrical versions of Ten Psalms, by various authors, are no- 
ticed as published in the British Magazine. {Latham's 
List.) So. 

Church Psalmody ; a collection of Psalms and Hymns, (from 
the most approved writers in England and America ;) 
Boston, U. S. (See Holland's Psalmists, ii. p. 338.) 

1833. 

The Book of Psalms, in blank verse ; by the Rev. George 
Musgrave, A. M. ; being a new poetical arrangement of the 
sweet Songs of Israel; Yeovil, for Rivingtons. (See 
Holland, ii. p. 328.) — Bodleian; Dr. Bliss; Lea Wilson. 8°. 

The Psalms, in blank verse ; by P. J. Ducarel ; London. (See 
Latham's List.) 



"^ The success of these specimens whole book ; and it was pubUshed in the 
encouraged the author to versify the year 1843. [tiolland, ii. p. 327.] 



1836] THE PSALMS. 229 

The Psalms ; newly paraphrased, for the use of the Sanctuary, 
by Joseph P. Bartrum ; Boston, U. S. (See Holland* a 
Psalmists, ii. p. 336.) 

Psalm lxxx. in verse ; (published in the Saturday Magazine, 
ii. p. 71. {Latham's List.) 

1834. 

A new version of the Psalms, adapted to Congregational 
Psalmody; by the Rev. H. A. S. Atwood, M. A. ; Coven- 
try, by J. Turner. — Lea Wilson. 18**. 

Church and Home melodies; a new version of the more devo- 
tional parts of the Psalms ; together with a version of the 
Collects, &c. ; by the Rev. Thomas J. Judkin, M.A. ; Lon- 
don, for Hatchard. — Lea Wilson. 24°. 

A metrical version of several [14] of the Psalms ; entitled 
" Paraphrases and Hymns," by Thomas Dickson, school- 
master ; Berwick, for the author. (See a specimen in Hol- 
land's Psalmists.) — Lea Wilson. 12°. 

Two new versions of the Seven Penitential Psalms, &c. ; by 
John Beaumont, S. S. G. ; Shrewsbury, by Hulbert and 
Davies. — Lea Wilson. 12°. 

Original Psalms ; taken from the Psalms of David, and imi- 
tated in the language of the New Testament, in twenty 
different metres ; by John Beaumont ; Shrewsbury, for the 
author. — Lea Wilson. 12°. 

1835. 

The Psalms, in metre, alternately with the prose version ; to- 
gether with translations and paraphrases in verse of several 
passages of Scripture ; London, C. Morgan. — Bodleian. 16°. 

Psalms in metre, selected from the Psalms of David ; sanc- 
tioned by the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United 
States of America ; New York, Protestant Episcopal press. 
— Bodleian. 8°. 

Psalms and Hymns, &c. ; containing twelve Psalms in verse ; 
by EUzabeth Blackball; Dublin. (See Holland, ii. p. 350.) 12°. 

Psalm xxiii. in verse ; by the Rev. George Herbert ; (printed 
in his Works, 2 vols;) London, W. Pickering. — Bodleian. 12°. 

1836. 
The Psalms ; a new version, in all the various metres suited 



230 EDITIONS OF [1836 

to Psalmody; by E. Farr; Loudon, by B. Fellowes. — 
Bodleian; Lea Wilson. 18°. 

The Book of Psalms ; according to the two authorized trans- 
lations of the Holy Bible and Common Prayer. Edited 
by the Rev. Charles Girdlestone, M. A. ; London, for 
Rivingtons. — Lea Wilson. \2^. 

The Psalms of David adapted to Christian worship ; by the 
Rev. H. F. Lyte, M. A. {See Holland's Psalmists, ii. p. 344.) 

Psalms lxxx. xcvi. and cxxxix. in verse; (published in "Poems 
Original and Translated.") (Latham's List.) 

1837. 

The Book of Psalms ; a new translation, with notes, by Wil- 
liam Walford; London, Jackson and Walford. — Bodleian; 
Trinity Coll. Dublin ; Lea Wilson. 8°. 

The Harp of Judah, or Songs of Sion ; a metrical translation 
of the Psalms, constructed from the most beautiful parts of 
the best English versions ; with notes, by Nathan Drake", 
M. D., 2 vols. ; London. — Bodleian ; Lea Wilson. 8°. 

Certain Psalms, in verse ; by Josiah Conder ; (published in a 
volume entitled " The Choir and the Oratory °.") 

Psalms and Hymns, in verseP; Calcutta, Church Mission press. 

Christian Psalmody ; a version of all the Psalms, and a 
selection of hymns, &c.; Liverpool. — Bodleian. 8°. 

1838. 

The Psalms; a new metrical version; by C. F. (Catherine 
Foster) and E. C.q (Elizabeth Colling) ; HuU, by W. Ste- 
phenson. — Bodleian; Dr. Bliss. 8°. 

Psalms and Hymns ; original and select ; by the Rev. James 
Holme; Harrowgate. — Bodleian. 8". 

1839. 
The Psalter, or Psalms of David, in English verse; by a 
member of the University of Oxford [the Rev. John Keble]; 

^ See a detailed notice of this work Psalms which are original : these were 

in Holland's Psalmists, ii. p. 352. the work of the editor the Rev. Robert 

o See Holland's Psalmists, ii. p. 364 ; Bruce Boswell, minister of St. James', 

where it is stated that several of these Calcutta. See a specimen in Holland's 

had appeared from time to time in the Psalmists, from which the above no- 

Eclectic Review, of which the author tice is taken. 

was then editor. Holland gives a spe- q See a very high character of this 

^^''^^'^- version, in Holland's Psalmists, ii. 

P This volume contains about fifty p. 358. 



^1842.] THE PSALMS. 281 

Oxford, J. H. Parker. (See Holland* s PsalmUts.) — Bod- 
leian; Lea Wilson. 8*. 

The Book of Psalms, in English verse ; by the Rev. George 
Burgess, A. M., rector of Christ Church, Hartford, Con- 
necticut. (See a notice and specimen in Holland* s Psalm- 
ists, ii. p. 378.) 

Psalms in metre ; selected from the Psalms of David ; with 
Hymns suited to the Feasts and Fasts of the Church, &c. ; 
New York, Sherman and Trevett •■. — TVinity Coll, Dublin. 8°. 

Seven Psalms in verse ; by the Right Honourable Sir Robert 
Grant ; (published in a work entitled " Sacred Poems :") 
they are Ps. ii. xix. Ixxi. Ixxxiv. civ. xii. and xlix. A spe- 
cimen is given by Holland, ii. p. 371. — Lea Wilson. 12<*. 

Metrical paraphrases of selected portions of the Psalms ; by 
the Rev. Robert Allan Scott, M. A. ; London, for Riving- 
tons. — Bodleian; Lea Wilson. 12**. 

Portions of the Psalms in verse ; by the Venerable Julius 
Hare, M. A. (Latham's List.) 

Psalm cxxxvii. in metre; by the Rev. Francis Wrangham; 
(printed in "The Cottager's Monthly Visitor.") [Hol- 
land, ii. p. 320.] 12*. 
1840. 

Psalms and Hymns ; (by the Rev. William Vernon Harcourt ;) 
York, by R. Sxmter.— Lea Wilson. 12*. 

1841. 

The Psalms, in blank verse ; by the Rev. John Eden, B. D.; 
Bristol, for Hamilton, Adams, and Co. — Dr. Bliss ; Lea 
Wilson. 40. 

Christian Psalmody ; a version of all the Psalms, and a selec- 
tion of Hymns adapted to the services and festivals of 
the Church of England, by several clergymen. Second 
edition ; Liverpool. — Bodleian. 16°. 

Psalm cxiii. in verse ; by Edward Alleyn, the founder of Dul- 
wich College; (published in "Memoirs" of him, by J. 
Payne Collier.) See the Psalm, in Holland's Psalmists, 
ii. p. 125. — Bodleian. 

1842. 

The Book of Psalms ; translated from the Hebrew ; with notes, 

>^ This volume is very neatly printed much more full than that in the 
in red and black. The collection is Prayer-book of 1789. 



232 EDITIONS OF [1842— 

by Wm. French, D. J)., and the Rev. Geo. Skinner, M.A.; 

a new edition with corrections and additions ; Cambridge, 

University Press. — Bodleian; Trin. Coll. Dublin. 8". 

The Psalms ; translated by a Lay member of the Church of 

England; London. — British Museum. 12°. 

A translation and exposition of the Psai.ms ; by the Rev. 

John Fry. Second edition ; London. — Bodleian. 8°. 

A paraphrase upon the Seven Penitential Psalms, in English 

verse ; supposed to be written by Thomas Brampton, D. D. 

(a Franciscan friar) in 1414; with notes, by W. H. Black ; 

London, printed for the Percy Society. — (See Holland's 

Psalmists, i. p. 73.) — Trinity College^ Dublin. 12°. 

Psalms lxviii. xxix. lxxvi. lxxxvii. xc. xciii. cxxii. and 

cxxxvii. in metre; by Michael T. Sadler, Esq., M. P. ; 

(published as specimens of the entire version by him, in 

" Memoirs of his Life and Wxitm^s."— Holland, ii. p. 349.) 8°. 
Psalms i. and xxii. in verse ; by Sir William Muir, or Moore ; 

(printed as specimens, from a MS., by D. Laing^, Esq. ;) 

Edinburgh. — Bodleian; Trin. Coll. Dublin. 8°. 

1843. 
The Psalms ; a metrical version, for private meditation, or 
public worship ; by Francis Skurray, B. D. ; Warminster, 
for W. Pickering, London. — Bodleian; Lea Wilson. 12°. 

A metrical version of Fifty Psalms ; by Frederick Russell ; 

London. — Bodleian. 12°. 

The Psalmists of Britain : records of upwards of 150 au- 
thors, who have rendered the whole or parts of the Book of 
Psalms into English verse ; with specimens of the different 
versions ; by John Holland, 2 vols. ; London. — Bodleian ; 
Trinity College, Dublin. 8°. 

[Holland adduces and quotes the following authors, of whose 
works no specimens are known to have been previously in print.'] 
;^Certaine Psalmes or Songues of David ; translated by Sir 
Thomas Smith, knt., then prisoner in the Tower of Lon- 
don ; with other Prayers and Songues by him made to 
pas the tyme there, 1549. — vol. i. p. 160. 
— Certayne Psalmes of Davyd, in mecatre, added to Maister 
Sterneholdes, and oothers, by William Forreste, 1551. — 
i. p. 163. 
8 These occur in the Appendix to dent R. Baillie," printed for the Banna- 
" The Letters and Journals of Presi- tyne Chib, iii. p. 535. 



— 1844] THE PSALMS. 

— Select Psalms, in verse, by Michael Cosowarth. — i. p. 229. 
— Divers selected Psalms of David (in verse) of a different 
composure from those used in the church ; by Francis 
Davison, Esq. There are added specimens by Christopher 
Davison, Joseph Bryan, and Richard Gipps; from the 
same MS.— i. p. 234. 
— Poetical translations of some Psalms and the Song of So- 
lomon, with other Divine poems ; by Henry earl of Cum- 
berland, Lord Clifford.— i. p. 299. 
— Psalm lxxxix. in verse; by the Rev. John Gambold. — ii. 

p. 218. 
— Psalm xxi. in verse ; by the Rev. Edward Goodwin. — ^ii. 
p. 280. 

1844. 
The whole Book of Psalm es, with their wonted tunes harmon- 
ized in foure partes, and first published by Thos. Este in 
1592 j edited by E. F. Rimbault, LL.D.; London, printed 
for the Musical Antiquarian Society. — Choral Society, 
Dublin. fol. 

The Psalms ; a new version, by a lay member of the Church of 
England, (John Stow, of Greenwich); 3rd edition; Lon- 
don. — Bodleian. 8°. 
The Psalms ; metrically paraphrased, for the inmates of the 
cottage; [by the Rev. E. Feilde] ; London. — Brit. Museum; 
Bodleian. 8°. 
Thirteen Psalms, and the first chapter of Ecclesiastes ; trans- 
lated into English verse [from the Latin Vulgate], by 
John Croke, Esq.*, in the reign of K. Henry VII I.; Lon- 
don, printed for the Percy Society. — Lea Wilson ; Trinity 
College, Dublin. 12°. 
The Seven Penitential Psalms, in verse ; by M. Montagu ", 
(being specimens of a new version) ; London. — British 
Museum; Bodleian. 8°. 
1845. 
The whole Booke of Psalmes, with the Hymns Evangelical 

* The Psalms are, vi. xxxii. xxxviii. « The same author has since pub- 

li. cii. cxxx. cxliii. xix. xiii. xliii. cxxxix, lished a metrical version of the entire 

xci. xxxi. 1-6. The volume was pre- Psalter; and a revised edition of the 

pared for publication by the late Sir Penitential Psalms. But both those 

Alexander Croke; it contains a me- books are of the year 1851, therefore 

moir of the Croke family. are not included in this Ust. 

nh 



234 EDITIONS OF THE PSALMS. [1845— 1850. 

and Songs Spiritual^ composed into four parts by sundry 
authors, &c. edited by Thos. Eavenscroft ; re-edited by 
the Rev. Wm. Havergal; London'^. fol. 

A metrical version of the Hebrew Psalter, with notes ; Lon- 
don. — British Museum ; Bodleian. 4°. 

1846. 

The Psalms ; a literal translation, with dissertations, by the 
Rev. John Jebb, A.M., 2 vols.; London. — Brit. Museum; 
Bodleian. 8°. 

Anthologia Davidica ; a metrical translation of the whole 
Book of Psalms; selected from our published versions, 
with alterations ; by Presbyter Cicestrensis (the Rev. Henry 
Latham y) ; London, Rivingtons. —Bodleian ; Trinity Col- 
lege, Dublin. 8°. 

Ooostly PsALMEs and Spirituall Songes ; drawen out of the 
Holy Scripture (in verse) ; by Miles Coverdale, D. D. (re- 
printed from the ancient edition of 1539, by the Parker 
Society); Cambridge. — Bodleian, ^c. b^c. 8°. 

1847. 

The Psalms ; a new metrical version, by Benjamin Thomas 
HalcottCole; London. — British Museum ; Bodleian. 16^. 

The Book of Psalms, in metre ; compared with the Hebrew 
original, and from former versions revised ; Glasgow. — 
British Museum ; Bodleian. 16°. 

The Psalms ; a new version, in all the various metres suited 
to Psalmody, by E. Farr ; second edition ; London, B. Fel- 
lowes. — Bodleian. 12°. 

1848. 

The Psalms ; an entirely new metrical version, by W. H. B. ; 
London. — British Museum. 12°. 

1849. 
No edition. 

1850. 

The Psalms ; a lyrical literal version ; with notes, by J. Fysh ; 
London. — British Museum. 12°. 

X Qugere, if this book is placed un- y Subjoined to the preface is a list of 

der the right year ? I have never seen metrical versions of the Psalms, both 
*^* entire and partial. 



APPENDIX A 



SPECIMENS OF TRANSLATIONS 

FROM 

THE OLD TESTAMENT. 



N. B. — Specimens from editions of the entire Bible are given first ; and 
afterwards Specimens from detached Books. 



Genesis xliii. 11, &c. 

I.— Tyndale's Pentateuch. 1530. 12°. 

Than their father Israel sayde unto the. yf it must nedes be 89 
now : than do thus ^ take of the best frutes of the lande in youre 
vesselles ^ and brynge the man a present » ^ a curtesie bawlme ^ and 
a curtesie of hony ^ spyces and myrre ^ dates and almondes. And 
take as moch money more with you. And the money that was 
brought agayne in youre sackes ^ take it agayne with you in youre 
handes ^ peradventure it was some oversyghte. 

Take also youre brother with you ^ and aryse and goo agayne to 
the man. And God almightie geve you mercie in the sighte of 
the man and send you youre other brother and also Be Jamin ^ 
and I wilbe as a ma robbed of his childern''. 

• The articles composing Jacob's " of Storax, and of myrrh, and of there- 
present to Joseph are thus given in " binth, and of almonds." 
two MSS. in the Bodleian ; the former The margin of this last has these 
of which is said to be WicUffe's trans- notes : 

lation, the second is called by Lewis the " Storax, that is, precious gum. 

revised translation of Wickhffe, " Myrrh, that is, a bitter gum. 

I . " A lytle of precious hquor of " Therebynte, that is, resyns beste." 

" sibote" (the margin has ginne,) ** and ^ The second edition, of 1534, agrees 

" of hony, & of the liquor of the tree of with the first. Some specimens of Tyn- 

" Storax, and of Stactes the liquor of dale's translations, both from the Old 

" myrrh tree, and of Therebynt, and of and the New Testament, are given in 

** almondes." the reprint of his works by the Parker 

2 " a Uttle of gum and of honey, and Society, 1848-50. 

H h 2 



236 TRANSLATIONS FROM 

2.—Coverdale's Bible. 1535. fol. 

Then sayde Israel their father unto the : Yf it must nedes be 
so, then do this : take of the best frutes of the lande in youre 
sackes, and brynge the man a present : a curtesy balme, and hony, 
and spyces, and myrre, and dates, and almondes. Take other 
money with you also, and the money that was brought agayne in 
youre sacke mouthes, cary it agayne with you : peradventure it 
was an oversight. And take youre brother, get you up, & go agayne 
unto the man. The AUmightie God geve you mercy in the sight 
of ye man, that he maye let you have youre other brother, and 
Ben Jamin. As for me, I must be as one, that is robbed of his 
children. 

3.—Coverdale's Bible. 1537. fol. (Southwark.) 
The sayde Israel theyr father unto the : Yf it must nedes be so, 
then do this : take of the best frutes of the londe in youre sackes 
and bryng y^ man a present : a curtsy balme and hony, and spyces, 
and myrre, & dates, and almodes. Take other money with you 
also, & the money that was brought agayn in your sacke mouthes, 
cary it agayn with you, peradveture it was an oversight. And 
take your brother, get you up, & go agayne unto the man. The 
almyghtye God geve you mercy in the sighte of the man, that he 
maye let you have your other brother, and Ben Jamin. As for me 
I muste be as one, that is robbed of his chyldren. 

4.— Matthew's Bible. 1537. fol. 

Than their father Israel sayd unto them : Yf it must ned? be so 
now : than do thus ^ take of the best frutes of the lande in youre 
vesselles ^ and brynge the ma a present ^ a curtesye bawlme ^ and 
a curtesye of hony ^ spices & myrre ^ dates & almodes. And take 
as moche money more with you. And the money that was brought 
agayne in youre sackes ^ take it agayne wyth you ^ peradventure it 
was some oversyghte. 

Take also youre brother with you ^ & aryse & goo agayne to the 
ma. And God almightie geve you mercie in the syghte of the ma 
and send you youre other brother and also Ben-Jamin ^ and I wylbe 
as a man robbed of his chyldren. 

5.— The Great Bible. 1539. fol. 
And their father Israel sayd unto the : If it must nedis be so 
now : than do thus. Take of the best frutes of the lade in youre 



THE OLD TESTAMENT. 2S7 

vesselles, and brynge the man a present, a curtesye bawlnie, and a 
curtesye of hony, Hpices and myrre, nottes & almoudea. And take 
dabble money in youre hande. And the money that was brought 
agayne in youre sackes, take it agayne witli you, lest perad venture 
it was some oversyglite. 

Take also youre brother with you, and aryse & goo agayne to the 
man. And God almightie geve you mercie in the syghte of the 
man, yt he maye delyver you youre other brother, & this Ben 
Jamin, and I shalbe robbed of my chylde, as I have bene. 

Q. — Tavemer's Bible. 1539. fol. 

Then theyr father Israel said unto them. Yf it must nedes be 
so now, then do thus, take of the best frutes of the lande in your 
vessels, and cary the man a present, a quantitie of bawlme, and a 
porcion of hony, spyces and myrre, dates and almondes. And take 
as moch money more with you. And the money that was brought 
agayn in your sackes, take it agayn with you, peradventure it was 
some oversyght. 

Take also your brother with you, and aryse and go agayne to 
the man. And God almyghtye gyve you mercy in the sight of 
the man and sende you your other brother & also Ben JamI and I 
wyl be as a man robbed of his children. 

7. — Genevan Bible. 1560. 4". 
] I Then their father Israel said unto them. If it must nedes he 
so nowe, do thus : take of the best frutes of the land in your 
vessels, and bring the man a present, a litle rosen, and a litle 
honie, spices and myrre, nuttes, and almondes : 

1 2 And take double money in your hand, and the money, that 
was brought againe in your sackes mouthes : carie it againe in your 
hand, lest it were some ouer sight. 

1 3 Take also your brother and arise, and go againe to the 
man. 

14 And God almightie giue you mercie in the sight of the man^ 
that he maie deliuer you your other brother, and Beniamin : but 
I shal be robbed of my childe, as I haue bene. 

8.— 7%e Bishops' Bible. 15G8. fol. 
1 1 And their father Israel sayde unto them : if it must nedes 
be so, nowe then do thus. Take of the best fruites of the lande in 
your vesselles, and bryng y^ man a present, a curtsie of bawme, 
and a curtsie of hony, spyces and mirre, nuttes and almondes. 



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1 2 And take double money in your hande, & the money that 
was brought agayne in your sackes, take it agayne with you, per- 
adventure it was some oversight. 

13 Take also your brother with you, and arise and go agayne 
unto the man. 

J 4 And God almightie geve you mercye in the sight of the man, 
that he may deliver you your other brother, and [this] Beniamin : 
and thus I am as one that is quite robbed of his chyldren. 

9.—Douay Bible. 1609. 4". 

1 1 Therfore Israel their father said to them : If it must nedes be 
so, do that you wil: take of the best fruites of the land in 
your vessels, and earie to the man for presents, a courtesie of 
rosen, and of honey, and of incense, of mirhe, of terebinth, and 

1 2 of almondes. Duble money also carie with you : and recarie 
that you founde in your sackes, lest perhaps it was done by 

13 an errour: but take also your brother, and goe to the man. 

14 And my God almightie make him favorable unto you: and 
send backe with you your brother, whom he keepeth, and this 
Beniamin : as for me I shal be desolate without children. 

10.— Bible, by A. Purver. 1764. fol. 

11 Whereupon Israel their father says to them; if it be so 
now, do this ; take of the applauded things of the country in your 
vehicles, and have down a present to the man; a little Balsam, 
and a little Honey, Spice and Myrrh, Nuts and Almonds. 

12 Take also double money with you; even that which was 
brought back in the mouths of your bags, carry again with you ; 
perhaps it was a mistake. , 

13 As likewise take your brother; and getting ready, return to 
the man. 

14 And God Almighty give you compassion before him, that he 
may send with you your other brother, and Benjamin; and ac- 
cording as I am deprived of my children, I must be. 

\\.—Bible,by Dr.Geddes, 1792. 4°. 

1 1 Their father Israel, at length, said to them, " Since it must 
then be, do this. Take of the most prized fruits of the land in 
your vessels; and carry down, as a present to the man, some 
balsam, palm-honey, storax, laudanum, pistaches and almonds. 

J 2 And take double money in your hands, carrying back with 



THE OLD TESTAMENT. 289 

you the money, which was returned in the mouth of your sacks : 
perhaps it was an oversight. 

1 3 Take also your brother, and arise and return to the man. 

14 And may God the omnipotent, give you favour before the 
man : that he may send back your other brother, with Benjamin ! 
But, if I be bereaved of my children, bereaved I must be !" 

12.— Isaiah, by G. Joye. 1531. 16". 

Chap. viii. 
And then sayde the Lorde agene to me : take the a grete rolle 
ad wryte yn it withe a pen lyke a man Maherschalal haschbaz 
which ys to saye ^ haste the to robbe ^ spede the to spoyle. Then 
I toke me certayne faithful! witneses. TJry the preste & Zachary 
the Sonne of Barachy : and came unto a prophetise which had now 
coceyved and brought forth a sonne: & the Lorde spake unto 
me. Geve hym this name : hastye robber gredy spoyler : for be- 
fore thys chylde can call Dadye & Mamye he shal bare away the 
riches of Damasce and the proye of Samarye ^ yn y^ sight of the 
kynge of Assyrye. 

Chap. xv. 4. 

Hesebon and Eleale kryed so lowde that their voyces were 
harde to Jahaz ^ and the soudgiers of Moab when thei shulde 
have blowne up theire trompetes to batayle ^ for sorowe of their 
hartes they kryed ah lasse for sorowe ^ ower hartes blede upon 
Moab fleing towerd Zoar that welthye bullok ^ and upon the hang- 
ing of the hyll of Luhith they clymed withe wepinge. 

Chap, xxxvi. 21. 
At these wordes the kinges legates were so put to sylence that 
they had not a worde to answere. 

Then returned Eliakim the presydent of y^ towne house sonne 
of Helkie ^ Sobna the scrybe ^ and Joas Secreterye the sonne of 
Asaph unto Ezekias their clothes alto cutte ^ and tolde hi the 
oracion of Rabsacen. 

Chap, xxxvii. 26. 
Speakest thow not now even thus to kinge Ezekias ? saige ^ hast 
thou not harde what actes and by what power I have done them 
in tyme paste and what I am aboute to do now also ? that is to 
wete ^ that I am aboute to subverte thy cytes be they never so 
stronge and to bring them into heapes of stones ad into ruyne ^ 
whose inhabitours shal quake for feare lyke handlesse men beinge 



240 TRANSLATIONS FROM 

confounded ^ for they shalbe lyke the grasse of the felde which 
nowe is grene and and is it thek for houses ^ ye which often tymes 
is withred before it be rype. 

Chap. xliv. 16. 
Withe parte of it he makethe his fyer ^ withe parte he seethe 
or rosteth his fleshe ad eate it when he hath done & so is wel sa- 
tisfied : withe parte of it he is well warmed ^ so that he nowe 
maye saye ^ the worlde is wel amended ^ I am wel warme ^ I have 
bene at the fyer. 

13— Jeremiah, by G. Joye. 1534. 12". 
Chap. XXXV. 

The sermon shewed of the Lorde unto Jeremy, in the raigne 
of Joachim the sone of Josias kinge of Juda ^ on this maner. Go 
to the house of the Rechabites, and call them forthe and bringre 
them to the house of the Lorde into some of the revestrys, and 
geve them wyne to drinke. 

Then toke I Jazaniam the sone of Jeremy the sone of Habaz- 
nie, and his bretherne wyth al his chylderne and al the famylye 
of ye Rechabites, & brought them to y^ house of the Lorde into 
the revestrye of y chylderne of Hanan sonne of Igdalie the man 
of God, whiche revestry was by the revestry of the rulers : this 
was over the vestry of Maasie sonne of Sallum cheife of the tre- 
sure house. And I set before y^ sonnes of the famylye of the 
Rechabites, tankerdis ful of wyne and cuppes, and bad them 
drynke wyne. And they answerde, we drynke no wyne. For 
Jonadab our father the sone of Rechab commanded us sayng. 
Drynke never no wyne, nother you nor your sonnes. Bilde no 
houses, sowe no corner also ye shal nether plante nor possede 
any vyneyardes : &c. 

14,.— Daniel, by G. Joye. 1545. 12°. 
Chap. ix. 24. 
LXX hebdomades ther be prefixed and apointed for thy peple 
and for thy holy cytie ^ and then shall synnes be consumed sealed 
up and kovered ^ and iniquite purged ^ and the everlasting right- 
wysnes brought forthe ^ visions and prophecies shalbe then sealed 
up ^ and the most holy one shalbe anoynted. Wherfore knowe 
thou and understande it ^ that from the tyme wherin it is pro- 
clamed that Hierusalem be buylded agene ^ unto the prince Mes- 



THE OLD TESTAMENT. 241 

sias : ther be .vii. hebdomads ^ & .62. hebdomads. For the streatis 
and wallis shalbe reedifyed : but a long and hard tyme ere they 
be seteled in quiet. Or, (as hath some textis) albeit in an harde 
tyme with difficulte. 

15. — Proverbs, i^c. by John Hall. 1550. 12<». 

Chap. vi. 4. 
Refraine thine eies fro to muche slepe 

and to thyselfe beware 
As doth y« doo the bloudy houdes, 

or byrde the fowler's snare 
The little ant (thou slouthful man) 

to thyne example take 
And learne of her for to be wyse, 

and purveyaunce to make 
For where she hath no govemour, 

nor maister her to learne 
Nor wytty king under whose rule, 

wel holden is the steme 
Yet nature doth in her thys worke 

wythout any other gyde 
In somer tyme wyth busy care, 

for wynter to provyde 
How log wilt y (oh slougishe man) 

in ydlenes remayne 
And geve the whole to rest & slepe, 

and slackest to take paine 
Go to, go to, slepe hardely, 

and slumbre out thy fyll 
With folded armes lye down to rest 

and take thou thyne owne wyl 
As one that ioumeth by the waye^ 

So poverty e shall come 
And also lyke a weaponed man .' 

on the shall fiercely ronne 
But yf thou be industrious 

and well thy labour plye 
Thyne hervest shal be plentiful, 

and yelde abundauntly 
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242 TRANSLATIONS FROM 

And as the rivers greate and depe 

encrease by rage of raygne 
So shall thy barnes be stuffed full, 

of come, and eke of grayne 
And thou shalt stand nothing at all, 

in feare of any lacke 
The woful bagge of beggarye 

shal never greve thy backe 

16. — The loailings of the Prophet Hieremiah ; done into English 
verse, by T. Brant. 1566. 4°. 
Chapter i. 
Howe sytts the Citie desolate, 

so populous a place ? 
The ladye of so many landes 

Becumde in wydowes case. 
The Princes of the provinces, 

her tribute nowe muste paye. 
Full sore vrepte she, full sore wepte she, 

all nyght her longe decaye. 
Alongst her cheekes, the furrowing teares, 

from watrishe eyes dyd rayne : 
Of all her lovers, nowe not one, 

to comforte her in payne ; 
Her frendes thynke muche to visite her, 

her frendes are tumde to foes, 
Jehoudah, captive ledde away 

a captive for the woes. 
And slaverie she brought men to 

she takes no kynde of reste : 
Mongste Pagans, where she makes her bode, 

with foes she is oppreste. 
The stretes of Syon mourne and wayle. 

Because there nowe is none. 
That cums and goes to see their feast, 

as heretofore have gone. 
The gates devoyde of folke, the priestes 

doo sygh in sorowes keene. 
The damsels drent, in moyste of teares, 

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THE OLD TESTAMENT. S48 

Her enemies rule, and who but they? 

in wealthe surcreasyng faste. 
The Lorde hathe shente her grevouslye, 

for heapes of lewdnes paste. 

\7.—Tlie Lamentations J by Chr.Fether stone. 1587. 12°. 

Chapter i. 

1. How doth the city now remaine, 

alone in widowes case, 
That heretofore with people was, 

repleat in every place ? 
She that in glory did excell, 

and other countries shade : 
And Princesse was of Provinces, 

is tributary made. 

2. She doth lament continuallie, 

with teares from dewed eyes : 
And all her friends her present state 

do grievouslie despise. 
Amongst her lovers she hath none 

to comfort her at all : 
For they her foes are now become, 

and daily from her fall. 

3. Lo Juda in captivitie 

is caried away : 
Because of her oppression, 

and crueltie, I say. 
She dwelles among the heathen folke, 

where she can find no rest : 
And in the straits by enemies 

was grievouslie opprest. 

4. The waies of Sion do lament, 

with griefs her wretched state : 
That no man commeth to the feasts, 

her gates are desolate. 
Her virgins are discomfited, 

her priestes do sigh and mone ; 
And she is lefte in deepe distresse, 

and heavinesse alone. 
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244 TRANSLATIONS FROM 

5. Her adversaries beare the sway, 

and prosper more and more : 
For tliat the Lorde her doings hath 

afficted verie sore. 
Because of her transgressions, 

and cruell tyrannie. 
Her children are in bondage gone, 

before the enemie. 



l8—Solomon's Song, by D. Fenner. 1587. 12°. 

Chapter ii. 

1 . I am that Sharon rose, 

the hllie of the plaines. 

2. As Lillies in the thomes, my love 

amongst the maydes remaines. 

3. Amongst the forest trees 

as is the appletree 
Amongst all other men my love 

even such a one is hee : 
Under his shade doe I 

most seeke for to be plast. 
For why the fruit which comes fro him 

is pleasant to my tast. 

4. Into his house preparde 

for feasts he hath me ledd, 
Having his love so over me 
as is a banner spred. 

5. With these flagons see ye 

stay me the ground above, 
And with these apples me sustayne : 
for I am sicke of love. 

6. His left hande underneath 

my head it hath a place : 
And also his right hande it doeth 
me round about embrace. 

7. Maydes of Jerusalem 

I swear ye (doo abyde 
Without^ with the hartes of the field 
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That ye doo not rayse up, 

nor yet cause to awake, 
Untill that time that this my love 

in it his pleasure take. 
8. It is myne owne loves voyce 

beholde him, he drawes neare. 
Over these mounts he leapes & skips 

upon the Hillocks heare. 

19.— Solomon's Song, by J. Markham. 1596. 16°. 
ECLOGA SECUNDA. 

Ecclesia, Thaumastos. 
I am (my deere) the glorious bashful! Rose 
Which on y« sommer plaines of Sharon grow, 
Sharon the nurse of smells ; foode to that nose 
That drawes his breath where her sweet Eoseats flow. 
I am that Rose, the pride of Libanon, 
Beautie of gardens, splendour of the field, 
And I am that pale Lilly lookt upon. 
Whose virgin-coloured purenes, pleasures yeeld. 
I am the Rose, the hie fields ornament. 
And Lillie-bloome, the valleys blandishment. 

Thaumastos. 
As stainelesse growes the staining Lillies blaze 
Planted amongst the undergrowinge thorne, 
And as shee makes disliking like to gaze. 
Praising her beames, chiding where shee was borne. 
So mongst the maiden daughters of the world, 
Thornie infolders of the fairest raies 
Such is my love, so is thy beautie hurld 
Into mine eye ; gracing dispraise with praise. 

As Lillies are with thornes invironed, 

Such is my love with maids ingirdeled. 

Ecclesia. 
As mongst the Forrests barraine shadowing trees 
The comlie aple-bearing stock erects 
His rich regard ; beyond all meane degrees 
Such is my deere mongst other mens defects. 



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Under thy shadowing fruitfull armes I sat, 
Thether delights inticst my fervent zeale. 
And in my rest, thy fruite to wonder at, 
Unto my mouth all honie- sweets reveale. 

Like th^ apple-tree in woods, such is my love, 
Faire shade, sweet taste, all sweetnes far above. 

4. Into his feast-house streaming purest Wine, 
Thither my King, my love hath brought his deare. 
Waving the Ensigne of his love divine. 

Over mine head ; defending raee from feare. 

5. O stale me (love) with flagons doe support mee. 
Raise my decline, sustaine my downe remove. 
With taste of apples (deere hart) do comfort mee, 
For I am sick, 6 sick of mightie love. 

Under loves Canapee, brought to thy feasting blisse, 
Support and comfort me that love-sick is. 

6. Under my head, (wearie for want of rest) 
My loves left hand (6 sacred hand) doth lye ; 
Soft Pyllow-lyke making my temples blest. 
Infusing slumber in my closing eye. 

And with his right hand learnt how to inlace. 
And make his Love by his infoldings glad, 
Hee makes mee ritch with kyndest kind imbrace, 
Such as the lyke no true love ever had. 
Upon his left my head takes her repose 
And with his right mee doth my Love inclose. 

Thaumastos. 

7. Daughters of Juda, Twinnes oi Jerusalem, 
That with my Love my fayrest one doe dwell, 

I charge you by the Hynds, and Roes, and them 
That grace our fields with beautie, or with smell. 
Not to styrre up ; or with confusions sound 
To breake the blessed slumber of my sweete. 
But let her reste, with choycest calmes be found, 
UntiU to wake hir pleasure thinks it meete. 
You 8yons hey res doe not my Los^e awake 
Untill hir selfe, hir selfe from slumber take. 



THE OLD TESTAMENT. UT 

Ecclesia. 
8. It is my best Beloveds voyce I heare, 

Harke how his words sweet Musicks notes resound, 
See where he comes, raarke how he doth appeare, 
O how his words with ravishment confounde ; 
See where he comes, and by the raountayns leaps, 
By mountayn leaps my jolly capring Love, 
See where he skyps by hyls, and earthy heapes, 
Leaping, and skypping looke how my deere dooth move. 
The voyce I heare issues fro my Loves lip. 
Whilst by the Mounts he leaps, and hils doth skip <=. 

20. — Ecclesiastes, paraphrased by H. Lok. 1597. 4°. 

Chap. xii. 

I . Remember thy creator then, in these thy youthfull dayes, 
Ere croked age all pleasure to thy lothed life denayes. 

I. And since thou canst not shun death's fatall day. 
And as the tree doth fall so shall it rise, 
(While yet thou mayst) prepare a quiet way 
Unto thy soule, which in such danger lies, 
If thou in time reliefe do not devise. 

The earth and earthly things, do helpe denay. 
Heaven is the harbor, where thy soule doth dwell. 
Let not thy hope on earth then longer stay, 
But it and workes thereof from hart expell, 
Delay no time in hope long life to have. 
Youth may, age must, ere long time go to grave. 

To heaven thy progresse thou dost wish to make, 
Then clothe thy selfe accordingly therefore. 
The clogs of worldly love and lust forsake, 
And thinke them burdens to thee evermore 
And in thy life, have lights of vertue store. 

Let thought of thy creator thee awake 

From sinnes of youth, hart burdensome in age, 

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Remember God account of thee will take 
If thy repentance not his wrath asswage, 

Yea leave thou sinne, ere lust leave tempting thee, 

Thy abstinence else, cannot vertue be. 

2. While sunne, moone, stars seem light ; and rayny clouds arefarre, 

3. Whilst keepers of thy house are strong, whose pillars stedfast are. 

2. The feeble members which have lost their might, 
(Through which their senses did affection prove) 
No marvell now, if they take lesse delight 

In vain prospects which they tofore did love. 
Since they the meanes do want doth liking move. 

The sunne, moone, stars (heaven's omamet, earth's light) 
Can yeeld small comfort to the senselesse corse. 
When all thy ioynts begin by day and night, 
Do [to ?] tyre thy life, and breed the soule's remorse. 
No marvell if thou then, prove continent. 
But thou shouldst temperance even in youth frequent. 

3. Before this glorious building do decay. 
Wherein thy soule doth soiourne as a guest. 
Thy comelie body which erecteth aye. 

The thought and eyes to heaven as mansion blest. 
Grow feeble, and therein thou find no rest. 

When trembling hand, his duety doth denay. 
And brainefalue thighes, and legs bend under thee, 
When lamed limbs on others strength must stay. 
And crouches (in their steed) of force must bee. 
What time thou twise a child, shalt weary grow. 
That thou the strength of youth didst ever know. 

4. Ere teeth wax few, and windowes clos'd, deny thy eyes the light. 
And dore shut up, thy grinding iaws, to chaw have lost their might. 

Before the Gators of thy diet fayle. 

Those ivorie teeth which do thy food prepare. 

Which lost or loose, theyr labours not avayle. 

But broths and minst-meats must become thy share. 

And sharpned knife, thy toothlesse gums must spare. 

Before that darksome mists thy eyes assayle. 
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THE OLD TESTAMENT. 240 

When (christal humor failing) tliey shall quayle, 

And spectacles shall teach them now to see. 
Or closed wiudowes force thee take thy leave 
Of world's vaine shades, which did the soule deceave. 

4, Before thy wanny cheekes sink hollowed in, 

(In which well-formed words should fashion have) 
And corrall lips which have their portall bin, 
And plyant tongue which elocution gave, 
Now faltering signes, for interpretors do crave. 

Whilst those white cliffes (the bounders which begin, 
The repercussion causing sweet resound) 
Stand firme on rocke of their iaw-ioyning chin, 
Through which they gracious passage somtimes found, 
And form'd that powrefuU gift of eloquence. 
The root of sweet content and sharp offence. 

21.— 7%e Wisdom of Solomon, by T. Middleton. 1597. 4». 
CJhap. XV. 1 . 

1 . But God will never die his hands with bloud, 
His heart with hate, his throne with cruelty. 
His face with furies map, his browe with cloud, 
His raigne with rage, his crown w4th tyrannic : 

Gratious is he, long-suffering, and true, 

Which ruleth all things with his mercies view. 
Gratious, for where is grace but where he is ? 
The fountain-head, the ever-boundlesse stream e, 
Patient, for where is patience in amisse. 
If not conducted by pure grace's beame : 

Truth is the moderator of them both. 

For grace and patience are of truest groth. 

2. For grace-beginning truth, doth end in grace. 
As truth -beginning grace, doth end in truth. 
Now patience takes the moderator's place, 
Yong-olde in suffering, olde-yong in ruth : 

Patience is olde in being alwaies yong. 

Not having right, nor ever offering wrong. 
So is this moderator of God's rage. 
Pardoning those deeds, which wee in sin commit, 
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mo TRANSLATIONS FROM 

That if wee sin, sliee is our freedom's gage, 
And wee still thine, though to be thine unfit : 
In being thine (6 Lord) wee will not sin, 
That we thy patience, grace, and truth may win. 
3. O grant us patience in whose grant we rest. 
To right our wrong, and not to wrong the right, 
Give us thy grace (6 Lord) to make us blest. 
That grace might blesse, & blisse might grace our sight; 
Make our beginning and our sequell truth. 
To make us yong in age, and grave in youth. 
Wee know that our demaunds rest in thy will. 
Our will rests in thy word, our worde in thee, 
Thou in our orisons, which dost fulfill, 
That wished action, which wee wish to bee : 
'Tis perfect righteousness to know thee right, 
'Tis immortalitie to know thy might. 
4, 5. In knowing thee, we know both good and ill. 
Good, to know good and ill, ill to know none. 
In knowing all, wee know thy sacred will. 
And what to do, and what to leave undone : 
We are deceivM, not knowing to deceive. 
In knowing good and ill, wee take and leave. 
The glasse of vanitie, deceit, and showes. 
The painter's labour, the beguiling face. 
The divers-coloured image of suppose. 
Cannot deceive the substance of thy grace : 
Only a snare, to those of common wit. 
Which covets to be like, in having it. 

22.— Solomon's Song, by R. Argall. 1621. AP. 
Chap. ii. 
I am the field rose, and the Lilly white. 
Ev'n as a Lilly which the thornes doe throng. 
So is my love amongst the daughters dight : 
And as an Apple tree the woods among, 

Soe's my belov'd mongst men. Oh ! how I long 
Under his pleasing shadow to abide ! 
His fruit delightfuU is unto my tongue. 
He sets me at the banquet by his side. 
And with sweete love as with a Banner doth me guide. 



THE OLD TESTAMENT. 101 

Stay me with flagons^ comfort me with smells 
Of fragrant apples : I am sicke of love. 
His right arme with embracements me compells ; 
About my necke he doth his left hand move. 

daughters of Hierusalem above 

I charge you by the Roes, and champaine hind| 
You stirre not to displease, or wake my love : 
I heare his voice, behold he comes behind. 
And leapes and skips o're hils and mountaynes like the wind. 

23,— Solomon's Song, by H. Ainsworth. 1623. 4°. 

1 am the rose that doth in Sharon grow 
The lilie also of the valleis-low 

Like as the lilie is the thornes among ; 
So is my Love among the daughters-yong. 
As th^ apple-tree, among trees of the grove. 
So is among the Sonnes, he whom I love : 
I in his shade desired, and down sate ; 
And sweet his fruit was unto my palate. 
Into the house of wine he hath me led ; 
And over me love was his banner-spred. 
Stay me with flagons : strow me a bed to lie. 
With apples : for even sick of love am L 
His left hand underneath my head have place ; 
His right hand also, me about-imbrace : 
O daughters of Jerusalem, you by 
The Roes, or by Hindes of the feild, doe I 
Adjure : if that ye stirring-doe-disease, 
And if the Love yee stirr-up till it please. 
My Loved's voice ! behold he comes : he leaps 
Upon the mounts ; upon the hilles he skips. 

24. — Genesis^ by John Lookup. 1740. S^. 
Then their Father Israel said to them. If the case is truly so, 
now do this ; Take of the best of the Land along with you, and 
carry down a little Balm, Honey, Spices, Myrrh, Nuts, and Al- 
monds for a Present to the man : take double Money with you, 
and carry again the Money that was brought back in the Mouths 
of your Sacks ; perhaps it was a Mistake. Take your Brother also, 
and get ye up, and return to the Man : And may the Mighty give 
you favour in the Presence of this Man, that he may send away 
your brother and Benjamin ; if I am robb'd, I am robb'd. 

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252 TRANSLATIONS FROM 

APPENDIX B. 

TRANSLATIONS FROM THE NEW TESTAMENT. 
I. — From St. Mark xiv. 1. 

I.— N.T. Tyndale's first edition. 1525. 12". 

After two dayes folo wed ester and the dayes of swetebreed. And 
the hye prest? and scryb? sought meanes howe they myght take 
hym by crafte and putt hym to deeth. Butt they sayde : nott on 
the feaste daye ^ leest eny busynes aryse amonge the people. 

When he was in bethania in the housse off Simon the leper ^ 
even as he sate att meate ^ there cam a woma with an alablaster 
boxe of oyntment ^ called narde ^ that was pure and costly ^ and she 
brake the boxe ad powred it on his heed. 

There were some that disdayned i themselves ^ and sayde : what 
neded this waste of oyntment ? For it myght have bene soolde for 
more the two houndred pens ^ and bene geve unto the poure. 
And they grudged agaynste her. 

2. — N. T. Joye's correction of Tyndale. 1534. 16°. 

After two dayes folowed ester ^ and the dayes of swete breed. 
And the hye prestis and scribes sought meanes ^ how they myght 
take hym by crafte ^ and put hym to deeth : But they sayde 
Not on the feaste daye ^ least eny busynes aryse amonge the 
people. 

Whe he was in Bethania ^ in the housse of Symon the leper 
even as he sate at meate ^ there cam a woman wyth an alabaster 
boxe off oyntment called narde ^ that was pure and costly and she 
brake the boxe ^ and powred yt on hys head. 

Ther were some that disdayned in themselves ^ and sayd what 
neded this waste of oyntment : For yt myght have bene soldo for 
more the two houndred pens ^ and bene geven unto the poore. 
And they grudged agaynste her, 

3.— iV. T. Tyndale's second, corrected, Nov. 1534. 12°. 

After two dayes folowed ester ^ and the dayes of swete breed. 
And the hye prestes and the Scrybes sought meanes ^ how they 
myght take hym by crafte and put him to deeth. But they sayde: 
not in the feast daye ^ leest eny busynes aryse amonge the people. 



THE NEW TESTAMENT. 368 

When he was in Betbauia ^ in the housse of Simon the leper ^ 
even as he sate at meate , ther came a woma hauynge an ahiblaster 
boxe of oyntment called narde ^ that was pure and costly : and 
she brake the boxe and powred it on is heed. And ther were 
some that were not content in themselves ^ & sayde : what neded 
this waste of oyntment : For it myght have bene sooldc for more 
then thre hundred pens ^ and bene geve unto the poore. And they 
grudged agaynste hir. 

4.—N.T. Tyndale's, pirated edition, 1534^. 12o. {Balliol Coll.) 

After two dayes foloweth easter ^ & the dayes of swete breod. 
And the hye prestes and the Scribes sought meanes ^ how they 
myght take him by crafte ^ & put him to death. But they sayde : 
Not in the feast daye ^ least any busynes arise amoge people. 
Whe he was in Bethania ^ in the house of Symon the lepec [sic) ^ 
even as he sate at meate ^ theyr came a woman having an alabas- 
ter boxe of oyntment called narde ^ that was pure and costly : & 
she brake the boxe ^ & powred it on hys hede. And ther were 
some that were not contet in themselves ^ & sayd : what neded 
this waste of oyntmant ? For it myght have bene solde for more 
then thre hundred pence ^ & bene geve unto the poore. And they 
grodged agaynst hyr. 

5._iV. Test. Tyndale's, 1535. 120. 

After two dayes folowed Easter ^ and the dayes of sweete breed. 
And the hye Prestes and the Scribes sought meanes ^ how they 
myght taeke him by crafte and put him to death 

But they sayed : not in the feast daye ^ least eny busynes aryse 
amonge the people. 

When he was in Bethania ^ in the housse of Symon the leper , 
even as he sate at meate ^ there came a woman havynge an alabas- 
ter boxe of oyntment caled narde ^ that was pure and costly : and 
she brake the boxe and powred it on is head. And theer were 
some that were not content in themselves ^ and sayde : wat neded 
this waeste of oyntmet ? For it myght have bene soolde for more 
then thre hundred pens ^ and bene geven unto the poore. And 
they grudged agaynst hyr. 

6.—N.T. Tyndale's third edition. 1536. 12«. 

After two dayes foloweth easter ^ and the dayes of swete bread. 
And ye hye pstes & the scribes sought meanes how they myght 



254 TRANSLATIONS FROM 

take hym by crafte ^ & put hym to death. But they sayd : Not 
iia y^ feast daye least any busynes aryse amonge people. 

When he was in Bethania ^ in the house of Symon the leper / 
even as he sate at meate ^ there came a woman having an alabaster 
boxe of oyntment called narde ^ that was pure and costly : & she 
brake the box : & powred it on his hede. 

And there were some that were not contet in themselves ^ & 
sayd : what neded this waste of oyntment : For it myght have 
bene solde for more then thre hundred pence ^ & bene geve unto 
the poore. And they grudged agaynst hyr. 

7._iV. T. Tyndale's. 1536. foHo. 

After ii dayes folowed ester ^ & the dayes of swete bred, and the 
hye prestes & the scribes ^ sought menes how they might take him 
by crafte and put him to death. But they sayde : nat in thy 
feest day ^ lest any busynesse aryse amonge the people. 

Whan he was in Bethania ^ in the house of Simo the lepre ^ eve 
as he sat at meate ^ there came a woma havinge an alablasten boxe 
of oyntmet called Narde ^ that was pure & costly : and she brake 
the boxe & powred it on his heed. And there were some that 
were nat content in them selves & sayde : what neded this wast of 
oyntmet ^ For it might have ben solde for more than thre hun- 
dreth pence ^ & ben gyven unto the poore. And they grudged 
againste her. 

8._iV. T. Coverdale's [Bible]. 1535. fol. 

And after two dayes was Easter and the dales of swete bred. 
And y^ hye prestes & scrybes sought how they might take him 
with disceate, & put him to death. But they sayde : Not in the 
feast daye, lest there be an uproure in the people. 

And when he was at Bethanye, in the house of Symon the leper, 
and sat at the table, there came a woman, which had a boxe of 
pure and costly Nardus oyntment. And she brake y^ boxe, & 
poured it upo his heade. Then were there some, y^ disdayned and 
sayde: Whereto serveth this waist? This oyntment might have 
bene solde for more then thre hundreth pens, & bene geve to y^ 
poore. And they grudged agaynst her. 

9.— AT. T. Coverdale's. Antwerp, 1538. 12°. 
And after two dayes was Easter ^ and the dayes of swete bread. 
And the hye Prestes & Scrybes sought how they myght take hym 



THE NEW TESTAMENT. 956 

with deceate ^ & put hym to death. But they sayde : Not in the 
feast daye ^ lest there be an uproure in the people. 

And when he was at Bethanye in the house of Symo the leper 
and sat at the table ^ ther came a woman ^ whiche had a boxe of 
pure & costly Nardus oyntment. And she brake the boxe ^ & 
poured it up6 his heade. Then were there some ^ that disdayned 
and sayde : Whereto serveth this wayste. 

Thys oyntment myghte have bene soldo for rao then thre hQ- 
dreth pens ^ and bene geven to the poore. And they grudged 
agaynst her. 

10.— iV. T. Coverdale's. (Nicolson.) 1538. 4°. fint edition. 

And after two dayes it was Easter and y^ dayes of swete bread, 
and ye hygh prestes & y^ scribes soughte how they myght by de- 
ceat laye hold on hym and slaye hym. 

But they sayd : Not on the holy daye, leste ther happen a ru- 
moure in the people. 

And whan he was at Bethany, in the house of Simo the leper, 
and sat at the table, ther came a woman havynge an alabastre 
boxe wyth pure and precious Nardus oyntmet : and the alabastre 
boxe beynge broke, she poured it upon hys heade. 

And ther were some disdaynynge at it wythin themselves and 
sayenge : where to is thys waiste of the oyntniente made ? For 
thys oyntment myghte have ben soldo for more than thre hudreth 
pens, and geven to the poore. 

And they grudged at her. 

W.—N.T. Coverdale's. {R.Grafton.) 1539. 8". 

And * after two dayes it was Easter, and the dayes of swete 
bread : & the hygh prestes & the scribes soughte, how thei might 
by deceat take hym and put hym to death. But they sayde : Not 
on the holy daye, lest ther be an uproure among the people. * And 
whan he was at Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, and sat 
at the table, ther came a woman havTge an alabaster boxe with 
pure and precious Nardus oyntmet : and she brake the alabaster 
boxe, & powred it upo his head. 

Aud ther were some dysdaynynge at it wythin themselves, and 
sayenge : where to is thys wast of the oyntmente made : For thys 
oyntment myghte have bene solde for more than thre hundreth 
pens, and geven to the poore. And they grudged at her. 



256 TRANSLATIONS FROM 

12.— N. T. Great Bible, 1539. fol. 

After two dayes was Easter, and the dayes of swete breed * 
And the hye Prestes and the Scribes sought, how they myghte 
take him by crafte, & put him to deeth. But they sayde : not in 
the feast daye, leest any busynes aryse amoge the people. 

And whan he was at Bethania, in the house of Simon the leper, 
even as he sate at meate, ther cam a woma hauyng an alabaster 
boxe of oyntmet, called Narde, that was pure and costly : & she 
brake the boxe, & powred it on his heed. And ther were some, 
that were not content with in the selues, and sayde : what neded 
this waste of oyntmet ? For it myght have bene soldo for more 
then thre hundred pens, & have bene geve unto the poore. And 
they grudged agaynst her. 

13.— iV. T. Taverner's Bible. 1539. fol. 

After two dayes folowed Ester, and the dayes of swete breed. 
And the hygh preestes and the Scrybes sought howe to take hym 
by gyle and put him to deth. But they sayd : not in the feest 
daye, leest any rore aryse amonge the people. 

When he was in Bethani, in the house of Symon the leper, as 
he sate at meate, there came a woman, havynge an alabaster boxe 
of oyntmente called narde ^ that was pure and costly ^ and she 
brake the boxe and powred it on his heed. Now there were some 
that were not content in them selves, and sayde : what neded this 
waste of oyntment ? For it might have ben soldo for more then iii. 
hundred pens, and ben given unto the poore. And they grudged 
agaynst her. 

14^.— N. Test. Coverdale's Bible. 1550.4". 

And after two dales was Easter and the dayes of swete breade 
and the hygh priestes and scribes sought how they might take him 
with deceate ^ and put him to death. But they sayde : Not in the 
feaste daye ^ lest ^ there be an uproure in the people. 

And when he was at Bethanye in the house of Simo the leper ^ 
and sat at the table ^ there came a woman ^ whiche had a boxe of 
pure and costly Nardus oyntement. And she brake the boxe , 
and poured it upon his head. 

Then were there some that disdayned & said : where to serveth 
this waiste ? This oyntemet might have bene soldo for more then 
thre hundreth pence ^ and bene geve to the poore. And they 
grudged against her. 



THE NEW TESTAMENT. 267 

14._-Ar. r. Coverdal€'8»? {Zurich.) 1550. 18«. 

After two dayes folowed Easter, and y* dayes of swete bread. 
And the hie Priestes & y* Scribes sought meanes how they mighte 
take him by crafte & put him to death. But they saide : not in y« 
feast daie ^ least any busines arise amonge the people. 

When he was in Bethania ^ in y* house of Simon the leper 
even as he sate at meate ^ ther cam a woma ^ ha>ing an alabaster 
boxe of oyntment ^ called Narde ^ that was pure & costly : and 
she brake the boxe and poured it on is head. And there were 
some y^ were not content in them selfes ^ and saide : what neded 
this waste of oyntment ? For it myght have bene solde for more 
then thre hundred pens ^ & bene geven unto the poore. And they 
grudged against her. 

15.— New Test. Tyndale's. ( Worcester.) 1550. 4". 

After two dayes was caster: and the dayes of swete bread. 
And the hye Priestes, & the Scribes sought how they might take 
hym by crafte, and put hym to death. But they saide, not in the 
feast day, least any busines arise amonge the people. — And when 
he was at Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, even as hee 
sate at meate, ther came a woman having an alablaster box of 
ointment called Narde, that was pure and costly, and she brake 
the box, and poured it upon his heade. And there were some, 
that were not content within the selves, & said : what neded this 
wast of ointment ? For it myght have bene sold for more then 
C. C. C. pence, & have bene geven to y<= poore. And they grudged 
agaynste her. 

16.— iV. T. Geneva. 1557. 12o. 
And after two dayes folowed the feast of Easter, and of un- 
levened bread : and the hie Priestes, & Scribes soght how they 
myght take hym by craft, and put him to death. 

2 And they sayd. Not in the feast day, lest any busynes aryse 
among the people. 

3 And when he was in Bethanie, in the house of Simon the 
leper, even as he sate at meat, there came a woman hauing an 
alabaster boxe of oyntment called spikenarde, that was verie 
costly, & she brake the boxe and powred it on his head. 

» Coverdale's name is in the title : but the version is really Tyndale's. 
l1 



258 TRANSLATIONS FROM 

4 And there were some that were not content in them selves, 
and sayd, What neded this waste of oyntment ? 

5 For it might haue bene solde for more then three hundred 
pence, & bene geuen vnto the poore, & they grudged against her. 

\7.~N.T. Geneva [Bible]. 1560.4°. 

1 And two dayes after followed the feast o/the Passeover, and 
of unleavened bread : and the hie Priests, and Scribes soght how 
they might take him by craft, and put him to death. 

2 But they said. Not in the feast day, lest there be any tumult 
among the people. 

3 And when he was in Bethania in the house of Simon the leper, 
as he sate at table, there came a woma having a boxe of ointment 
of spikenarde, verie costlie, and she brake the boxe, and powred it 
on his head. 

4 Therefore some disdeined among themselves, and said. To 
what end is this waste of ointment? 

5 For it might have bene solde for more the thre hundreth 
pence, and bene given unto the poore, and they grudged against 
her. 

18.-^iV. T, The Bishops' [Bible]. 1568. fol. 

1 After two dayes was [the feaste] of the Passeover, & of un- 
levened bread. And the hye priestes and the scribes, sought how 
they myght take him by craft, and put hym to death. 

2 But they sayde : not in the feast day, lest any busines arise 
among the people. 

3 And when he was at Bethanie, in the house of Simon the leper, 
even as he sate at meate, there came a woman havyng an alabas- 
ter boxe of very precious oyntment, [called] Narde pistike, and 
she brake the boxe, and powred it on his head. 

4 And there were some, that had indignation within themselves, 
and sayde : what neded this waste of oyntment ? 

5 For it myght have ben solde for more then three hundred 
pence, and have ben geven to the poore. And they grudged 
agaynst her. 

19.— AT. T. by L. Tomson. 1576. 12«. 

I And two daies after followed the feast o/the Passeover, and of 
unleavened bread: and the hie priests, and Scribes sought how 
they might take him by craft, and put him to death. 



THE NEW TESTAMENT. 360 

2 But they said, Not in the feast day, lest there be any tumult 
among the people. 

3 And when he was in Bethania in the house of Simon the 
leper, as he sate at table, there came a woman having a boxe of 
ointraC't of spikenard, verie costlie, & she brake the boxe, and 
powred it on his head. 

4 Therefore some disdained among themselves, and said, To 
what end is this waste of ointment ? 

5 For it might have bene solde for more then three hundreth 
pence, and bene given unto the poore, and they murmured against 
her. 

20.— N. T. Rhemish. 1582.* 4°. 

» And the Pasche was and the Azymes after two daies : and the 
cheefe Priests and the Scribes sought how they might by some 
wile lay hands ^ on him, and kil him. For^ they said. Not on the 
festival day, lest there might<* be a tumult of* the people. 

And when he was at^ Bethania in the house of Simon the Leper, 
and sates at meate, there came a woman having an alabaster-boxe 
of ointment, of pretious spike-narde : and breaking the alabaster- 
boxe, she powred it out upon his head. But^ there were certaine^ 
that had indignation within themselves, and said. Whereto is'« this 
wast of the ointment made ? For this ointment might have been 
sold for more then three hundred pence, and given to the poore. 
And they murmured against her. 

21.— N.T. [Bible] by A. Purver. 1764. fol. 

1 Now there was the Passover, and unleavened bread, tMo days 
after; and the chief Priests and Scribes sought, how they might 
take hold of him by deceit, and kill. 

2 However they said, not at the Feast, lest at any time there 
should be a tumult of the people. 

3 And he being in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, as 
he sate down, there came a woman who had an Alabaster-box of 
ointment, of costly liquid spikenard : which box she broke open, 
and poured that on his head. 

* Various readings, from the Rhemish version, " revised and corrected ac- 
" cording to the Clementin edition," by Dr. Challoner, 1750. 

a And the Pasche was and the Azy- *i might, should « of, among 

mes : Now the feast of the Pasch, and f at, in s sate, was 

of the azjTues was. ^ But, Now ' certain, some 

b hands, hold = Por, But ^ whereto is, why was 

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260 TRANSLATIONS FROM 

4 But there were some enraged with themselves, and saying ; 
what is this waste of the ointment made for ? 

5 Since that could have been sold for above three hundred 
pence, and this given to the poor : thus they grumbled at her. 

II. — From 1 Corinthians xv. 29, Sec. 

l,—N. T. Tyndale's first edition. 1525. 12". 

Other els what do they which are baptised over the deed ^ if the 
deed ryse not at all ? why are they baptised over the deed ? And 
why stode we T ieoperdy every houre ? by oure reioysynge which 
I have in Christ Jesu oure lorde ^ I deye dayly. That I have fought 
with beastes att Ephesus after the maner of me ^ what avautageth 
it me ^ yf the deed ryse not agayne ? Lett us eate ad drynke to 
morowe we shall deye. 

Be not deceaved : malicious speakyng? corrupte good manners. 
Awake truely out off slepe ^ and synne nott : For some have not 
the knowledge off God. I speake this unto your rebuke. 

But some man will saye : howe shall the deed aryse ? with 
what body shall they come ? Thou fole ^ thatt which thou sowest ^ 
is nott quickened except it deye. And what sowest thowe \ Thowe 
sowest not that body that shalbe : but bare come (I meane other 
off wheet or of some other) and God geveth it a body att his 
pleasure ^ to every seed a severall body. 

There is one maner glory of the sonne ^ and another glory of 
the mone ^ ad another glory of the starres. For one starre differth 
from another in glory. 

There is a naturall bodye ^ and there is a spretuall body, as it 
is written : The fyrst man Ada was made a livynge soule : and the 
last Adam was made a quickenynge sprete : but that is nott fyrst 
which is sprituall : but that which is naturall ^ and then that which 
is spretuall. 

2.— iV. T. Joye's correction of Tyndale. 1534. 16°. 
Other els what do they whych are baptised over the dead ^ yf the 
dead ryse not at all ? why are they baptised over the dead ? And 
why stonde we in ieoperdy every houre ^ by oure reioysinge whych 
I have in Christ Jesu oure Lorde ^ I dye dayly. That I have fought 
wyth beastes at Ephesus after the maner of men ^ what advaun- 
tageth y t me yff the dead ryse not agayne ? Let us eate and drinke ^ 
to morowe we shal dye. Be not deceaved ^ mahcious speakyngis 



THE NEW TESTAMENT. MI 

corrupte good maners. Awake truely out of slepe ^ and tynne not 
For some have not the knowledge of God. I speake thys unto 
youre rebuke. 

But some man wyll saye ^ howe shal the dead aryse ? wjrth what 
body shall they come ? Thou fole ^ that which thou so west ^ is not 
quickened except it dye. And what sowest thow ? Thowe sowest 
not that body that shalbe ^ but bare come (I meane other of wheat 
or of some other) and God geveth it a body at his pleasure ^ to 
every sead a several body. 

There is one maner glory of the sunne ^ and another glory off the 
mone ^ ad another glory of the starres. For one starre differth 
fro another in glory. 

There is a naturall body and there is a spirituall body ^ as it is 
write. The fyrst man Adam was made a lyvynge soule ^ ad the 
last Ada was made a quickenynge spirete ^ but that ys not fyrst 
whych is spirituall ^ but that whych is naturall ^ & then that whych 
is spiritual. 

3.—N. T. Tyndale's corrected, Nov. 1534. 12°. 

Ether els what do they which are baptised over y^ deed ^ yf the 
deed ryse not at all ? Why are they then baptised over the deed ? 
Ye and why stonde we in ieoperdy every houre ? — 

That I have fought with beastes at Ephesus after the maner of 
men ^ what avautageth it me ^ yf the deed ryse not agayne ? Let 
us eate & drynke to morowe we shall dye. Be not deceaved : 
malicious speakinges corrupte good maners. Awake true ly out of 
slepe ^ and synne not. For some have not the knowlege of God. 
I speake this unto youre rebuke. 

But some ma will saye : how aryse y* deed ? with what bodyes 
come they in ? — and God geveth it a body at his pleasure ^ to every 
seed a severall body. — There is one maner glory of the sonne , 
and another glory of the mone ^ & another glory of the starres. 
For one starre differth fro another in glory. 

Ther is a naturall bodye & ther is a spretuall bodye : as it is 
written : the fyrste man Adam was made a livinge soule : & y« 
last Ada was made a quickeninge sprete. How beit y^ is not 
fyrst which is spirituall : but y' which is naturall ^ & then y' which 
is spretuall. 



262 TRANSLATIONS FROM 

4^,— N.T.Tyndale's, pirated, l^M, 12°. {Balliol College.) 

Ether els what do they which are baptysed over the dead ^ yf 
the dead ryse not at all ? Why are they then baptysed over the 
dead? ye & why stonde we in yeoperdy every houre? By our 
rejoysynge which 1 have in Christe Jesu oure Lorde ^ I dye 
dayly. That I have fought with beastes at Ephesus ^ after the 
maner of men ^ what avauntageth it me ^ yf the dead ryse not 
agayne ? Let us eate and drynke ^ to morowe we shal dye. Be 
not deceaved : malicious speakinges corrupt good maners. Awake 
truely out of slope ^ and synne not. For some have not the 
knowlege of God. I speake this unto your rebuke. 

But some man wyll saye : howe aryse the dead ? with what 

bodyes come they in ? & God geveth it a bodye at his pleasure ^ 

to every seed a severall body. 

There is one maner glory of the sonne ^ and another glory of 
the mone ^ and another glory of the starres. For one starre dif- 
ferth from another in glorye. 

There is a naturall bodye , and there is a sprytuall body ^ as it 
is wrytten : the fyrst man Adam was made a lyvynge soule ^ and 
the last Adam was made a quyckenyng sprete. How be it that 
is not fyrst which is sprytuall ^ but that which is naturall, & then 
that whiche is sprytuall. 

h.—N. T. Tyndale's. 1535. 12°. 

Father els what do they which are baptised over the dead ^ if the 
dead ryse not all ? Why are they then baptised over the dead ? Ye 
and why stonde we in ieoperdy every houre ? By oure rejoysinge 
which I have in Christ Jesu our Lorde ^ I dey daeyly. That I 
have fought with beastes at Ephesus after the manner of men ^ 
what avauntageth it me ^ if the dead ryse not agaeyne ? Let us 
eate and drincke ^ to morowe we shall dey. Be not destaeved : 
malicious speakynge corrupte good manners. Awake truely out 
of sleape ^ and sinne not. For some have not the knowlege of God. 
I speake this unto youre rebuke. 

But some man will saeye : how aryse the dead ? with what 
bodyes come they in? and God geveth it a body at his plea- 
sure ^ to every sead a severall body. 

Thear is oone manner glory of the sunne ^ & a noether glory of 
the moane, & a noether glory of y^ starres. For oone starre differth 
fro a noether in glory. 



THE NEW TESTAMENT. 96S 

Thear is a natnrall bodye and thear is a spirituall body : at it it 
written. The first ma Adam was maede a lyvinge soule : and tho 
last Adam was maede a quickeninge sprite. How be it that it not 
first which is spirituall : but that which is naturall & the that 
which is spirituall. 

6.— iV. T, Tyndal€*8. 1536. fol. 

Either els ^ what do they which are baptised over the ded ^ if y* 
deed rise nat at all ? Why ar they tha baptysed over the deed ? 
Ye ^ & why stade we I ieoperdy every hoiu* ? By our reioysyng 
which I have in Christ Jesu our lorde ^ I dye dayly. That I have 
fought with bestes at Ephesus after the maner of men ^ what 
avautageth it me ^ if the deed ryse nat agayne ? Let us eate & 
drinke to morow we shall dye. Be nat desceyved : malyciouse 
spekynges corrupte good maners. Awake truely out of slepe ^ & 
synne nat. For some have nat the knowlege of god. I speake 
this unto your rebuke. 

But some ma wyl say: how arise y^ deed? with what bodies 
com they in ? — & god giveth it a body at his plesure ^ to every 
seed a several body. 

There is one maner glorye of the sonne ^ and another glory of 
the moone ^ and another glorye of the sterres. For one sterre 
dyflfereth from another in glory. 

There is a naturall body ^ and there is a spirytuall body : as it is 
written : The fyrst man Adam was made a lyvynge soule ^ and the 
last Adam was made a quyckenyng spiryte. Howe be it ^ that is 
nat fyrst which is spirituall : but that which is naturall ^ & than 
that which is spirituall. 

7.—N.T. Tyndale's third edition. 1536. 12«. 

Ether els what do they which are baptysed over the dead ^ yf 
the dead ryse not at all ? Why are they then baptysed over the 
dead? — That I have fought with beastes at Ephesus ^ after the 
maner of men ^ what avauntageth it me ^ yf y^ dead ryse not 
agayne ? Let us eate & dryncke ^ to morowe we shall dye. Be 
not deceyved: malycyous speakynges corrupt good maners. Awake 
truely e out of slepe and synne not. For some have not the know- 
ledge of God. I speake thys imto your rebuke. 

But some man wyll saye: howe aryse the dead? with what 
bodyes come they in ? Thou fole ^ &c. 



364 TRANSLATIONS FROM 

— And God geveth it a bodye at hys pleasure, to every seed a 
severall body. 

There is one maner glory of y^ sunne ^ and another glory of the 
mone ^ & another glory of the starres. For one starre dyfferth 
fro another in glory. 

There is a naturall bodye & there is a sprytuall body ^ as it is 
writte : y® fyrst man Adam was made a lyvyng soule ^ and the last 
Adam was made a quyckenyng spryte. How be it y* is not fyrst 
which is spirytuall : but that which is naturall ^ & then that which 
is sprytuall. 

S.—N.T. Tyndale's, from Matthew's Bible ^. 1537. fol. 

Ether els what do they whych are baptysed over the deed, yf 
ye deed ryse not at all ? Why are they then baptised ^ over the 
deed ? Ye & why stonde we in ieoperdy every houre ? 

That I have fought w^ beastes at Ephesus after the maner of 
men ^ what avauntageth it me ^ yf the deed ryse not agayne ? Lett 
us eate and dryncke to morow we shall dye. Be not deceaved : 
malicious speakynges corrupte good maners. Awake truely out of 
slepe ^ & synne not. For some have not y« knowledge of God. I 
speake this to youre rebuke. 

But some ma will saye : how aryse the deed ? with what bodyes 

come they in ? and God geveth it a body at his pleasure ^ to 

every seed a severall body. 

— Ther is one maner glory of the sunne, & a nother glory of 
the mone ^ & a nother glory of the starres. For one starre dif- 
ferth fro a nother in glory. 

Ther is a naturall bodye and ther is a spretuall body : as it is 
wrytte : the fyrste man Adam was made a ly vinge soule : and y^ 
last Adam was made a quyckenyng sprete. How be it ^ that is 
not fyrst which is spirituall : but j^ which is naturall ^ & then yt 
which is spretuall. 

9.—N.T. Coverdale's,Jrom the Bible. 1535. fol. 
Or els what do they which are baptised over y- deed, yf the 
deed ryse not at all ? Why are they then baptysed over the deed ? 
And why stonde we in ioperdy every houre ? By oure reioysinge 
which I have in Christ Jesu o Lorde, I dye dailye. 

* N. B. This translation is Tyndale's " general! resurreccio, certayne Christen 

second, or corrected. " men were baptised over deed mens 

^ Note. " Baptysed over the deed, " graves, sygnifyig that the same deed 

" Some me saye, that in token of the " men shulde ryse agayne." 



THE NEW TESTAMENT. 265 

That I have foughte with beestes at Ephesus after y* maner of 
men, what helpeth it me yf the deed ryse not agayne : Let us 
eate and dryuke, for tomorow we shal dye. Be not ye disceaved. 
Evell speakinges corruppe good maners. Awake righte up, and 
synne not : for some have not yc knowlege of God. This I saye 
to youre shame. But some man mighte saye : How shal the deed 

aryse? And with what maner off body shal they come? But 

God geveth it a body as he wil, and unto every one of y- sedes 

his owne body. The Son hath one cleames, the Moone hath 

another cleamesse, and the starres have another clearnesse, for 

one starre excelleth another in clearnesse : Yf there be a 

naturall body, there is a spirituall body also. As it is wrytten : 
The first man Adam was made in to a naturall life and the last 
Ada into a spiritual life. Howbeit the spirituall body is not the 
first, but ye naturall, and then the spirituall. 

10.— iV. T. Coverdale's^, 1538, (Antwerp,) 12«. 

Or els what do they whych are baptysed over the dead, yf the 
dead ryse not at all ? Why are they the baptysed over the dead ? 
And why stande we in ieopardy every houre ? 

— That I have foughte with beastes at Ephesus after the maner 
of men ^ what helpeth it me ^ yf the dead ryse not agayne : Let us 
eate and drynke ^ for to morow we shal dye. Be not ye deceaved. 
Evell speakynges corrupt good maners. Awake right up ^ and 
synne not : for some have not the knowledge of God. Thys I 
saye to your shame. 

But many myght saye : How shall the dead aiyse : & wyth 
what maner of body shall they come ? — But God geveth it a body 
as he wyll ^ and unto every one of the sedes his awne body. — The 
sunne hath one clearnesse ^ the moone hath another clearnesse ^ 
and the starres have another clearnesse ^ for one starre excelleth 
another in clearnesse. 

— Yf ther be a naturall body ^ ther is a spirituall body also ^ as 
it is wrytten : The fyrst man Adam was made in to a naturall lyfe ^ 
and the last Adam in to a spirituall lyfe. How be it the spirituall 
body is not the fyrst ^ but the naturall ^ and then the spirituall. 

11. — N.T. Covei'dale's, 15SS. 4°.— (Nicolson.) First edition. 
Or els what shall they do y* be baptysed for yc deade, yf y« deade 

c This seems to be taken from the Bible of 1535. 
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266 TRANSLATIONS FROM 

ryse not at all ? For what intent are they baptysed for the ? Why 
stande we also in yeopardy every houre ? I dye daylye for cause 
of your rejoycynge brethren, the whyche I have in Christe Jesu 

our LORDE. 

Yf I have foughten wyth beastes after the manor of man at 
Ephesus, what profyteth it me, yf the deade do not ryse agayne ? 
Let us eate and drynke, for tomorowe shal we dye. Be not de- 
ceaved. Evell comunicacios corruppe good manors. Awaken 
ryghtfully & synne not : for some are ignoraunt of God. I speake 
it for a shame unto you. 

But some body wyll saye : Howe do the deade ryse agayne ? 
And w* what body shall they come ? — 

— But God geveth it a bodye as he wyl, and unto every one of 
the sedes hys owne body. — 

Ther is one clearnesse of the Sone, another of the Moone, and 
another clearnesse of the star res. For one starre differreth fro 
another in clearnesse : 

— Yf ther is a natural body, ther is a spiritual also, as it is 
wrytten ; The fyrste Adam was made a lyvynge soule, the laste 
Adam into a quyckenynge sprete. But it that is spirituall is not 
fyrst, but it that is naturall, and than it that is spirituall. 

12.— iV. T. Coverdale's, {R. Grafton), 1539. 8°. 

Yf I have foughten wyth beastes after the manor of man at 
Ephesus, what profyteth it me, yf the deed do not ryse agajrn ? 
Let us eate and drynke, for tomorowe shall we dye. Be not ye 
deceaved. Evell communicacions corrupte good manors. 

Awake ryghtftdly, and synne not: for some are ignoraunt of 
God I speake it to your shame. But some wyll saye: Howe do 
the deed ryse agayne ? And with what manor of body shall they 
come? 

— But God geveth it a bodye as he wyll, and unto every one of 
the sedes his owne body. 

Ther is one clearnesse of the Sone, another clearnesse of the 
moone, & another clearnesse of the starres. For one starre dif- 
fereth from another in clearnesse : 

— Yf ther be a naturall body, ther is a spirituall bodye also, as 
it is written: The fyrste Adam was made a lyvynge soule, the 
laste Adam a quyckenynge sprete. Howbeit that whych is spi- 
rituall, is not fyrst, but it yt is naturall, and than it that is spi- 
rituall. 



THE NEW TESTAMENT. MT 

13.— AT. T. From Coverdale'a Bible. 1550. 4». 

Or els what do they whiche are baptysed over the dead ^ if the 
dead ryse not at all? Why are thei then baptysed over the dead? 
and why stade we in ieopardy every houre? by oure reioycing 
whiche I have in Christ Jesu our Lorde ^ I dye dayly. 

That I^have fought with beastes at Epliesus after the maner of 
men ^ what helpeth it me ^ if the dead ryse not agayne ? Let us 
eate and drynke ^ for to morow shall we dye. Be not ye deceaved : 
Evell speakynges corrupt good maners. Awake ryght up ^ and 
synne not : for some have not the knowlege of God. This I saye 
to your shame. But many myght saye : How shal the dead aryse ? 
and with what maner of body shall thei come ? 

— But God geveth it a body as he wyll ^ & unto every one of the 
sedes his owne body. 

— The Sunne hath one clearnesse ^ the moone hath another 
cleamesse ^ and y« starres another clearnesse ^ for one starre excel- 
leth another in clearnesse : 

If there be a natural body ^ there is a spiritual body also. As 
it is wrytten : The fyrst man Adam was made into a natural life ^ 
and the last Adam into a spiritual lyfe. Howbeit ^ the spiritual 
body is not the fyrst ^ but the natural ^ and then the spiritual. 

14.— AT. T.from The Great Bible. 1539. fol. 

Els what do they, which are baptised over the deed, yf the deed 
ryse not at all ? Why are they the baptised over the ? Yee and 
why stode we all waye then in ieoperdy? By oure rejoysinge 
which I have in Christ Jesu our Lorde, I dye dayly. That I have 
fought with beastes at Ephesus after y^ maner of me, what avaun- 
tageth it me, yf the deed ryse not agayne : Lett us eate and dryncke, 
for to morow we shall dye. Be not ye deceaved: evel wordes 
corrupte good maners. Awake truely out of slepe, and synne not. 
For some have not the knowledge of God. I speake this to youre 
shame. 

But some ma will saye : how aryse y^ deed ? w' what bodye 

shall they come? but God geveth it a body at his pleasure, to 

every seed his awne body. 

Ther is one maner glory of the sonne, and another glory of the 
maone> & another glory of y« sterres. For one starre differeth fro 
another I glory. 

Ther is a naturall bodye, and ther is a spretuall body : as it is 

M m 2 



268 TRANSLATIONS FROM 

also wrytte : the fyrste man Adam was made a lyvinge soule^ and 
the last Adam was made a quyckenyng sprete. Howbeit, that is 
not fyrst which is spirituall : but y* which is naturall, and then y* 
which is spretuall. 

15.— iV. T.from Taverner's Bible. 1539. fol. 

Either els what do they whiche are baptised over the deed, yf 
the deed ryse not at all ? Why are they then baptised over the 
deed ? ye, and why stande we in ieoperdye every houre ? 

— That I have fought with beestes at Ephesus, after the maner 
of men, what avauntageth it me, yf the deed ryse not agayne? 
Let us eate and drynke, to morow we shall dye. Be not dis- 
ceyved : evyl speakynges corcupte {sic) good maners. Awake truly 
out of slepe, & syn not. For some have not the knowlege of god. 
I speke this to your rebuke. 

But some men will saye : howe aryse the deed ? with what 
bodyes come they in ? and God gyveth it a bodye at his plea- 
sure, to every seed a severall bodye. 

— There is one maner glory of the sonne, and an other glorye of 
the moone, and an other glorye of the sterres. For one sterre dif- 
fereth from an other in glory. 

— There is a naturall bodye, and there is a spirituall body, as it 
is wryten : the first man Adam was made a ly^yng soule, and the 
last Adam was made a quickenyng spirite. How be it, that is not 
fyrst which is spiritual : but that whiche is naturall, and then that 
whiche is spirituall. 

16.— AT. T. Tyndale's, Worcester. 1550. 4P. 

Els what do they whych are baptised over the dead, if y^ deade 
ryse not at al ? Why are they then baptised over the ? Yea, and 
why stande we alway then in ieoperdye ? By our rejoysynge 
whyche I have in Christe Jesus our Lorde, I die day lye. That I 
have fought w* beastes at Ephesus, after y^ maner of men, what 
avantageth it me yf the dead ryse not againe? Let us eat and 
drynke, for too morowe we shall dye. Be not ye deceyved : Evyll 
wordes, corrupte good maners. Awake trewelye out of slepe, and 
synne not. For some have not the knowledge of God : I speake 
thys too youre shame. But some man will saye : howe aryse the 
deade ? Wyth what bodye shal they come ? 

— but god geveth it a bodi at his pleasure, to every sede his 
owne body. 



THE NEW TESTAMENT. 269 

There is one maner glorye of the Sunne, and another glory of 
the Moone, & another glory of the starres. For one starre dif- 

fereth fro another in glory. There is a naturall body, and thcr 

is a spirituall body: as it is also written: the firste man Adam 
was made a livyng soule, and the laste Adam was made a quick- 
ening spirit. Ilowbeit, yt is not first which is spiritual, but yt 
M'hich is natural. [It wholly omits the following words, "and 
" afterwards that which is spiritual."] 

17.— N, T. Geneva. 1557. 12«. 

29 Els what shal they do which are baptized for dead? yf the 
dead ryse not at all, why are they then baptized for dead ? 

30 Why are we in ieoperdy every houre ? 

32 If I have foght with beastes at Ephesus after the maner of 
men : what avantageth it me, yf the dead be not raised up ? let us 
eat and dryncke : for to morowe we shal dye. 

^^ Be not deceaved, Evel speakinges corrupt good maners. 

34 Awake to rightuousnes, and synne not : for some have not 
the knowledge of God. I speake this to your rebuke. 

;^^ But some man wil say, how are the dead raised up ? and 
with what body come they forth ? 

38 But God geveth it a body at his pleasure, to every seed his 
owne body. 

41 There is one maner glorie of the sunne and another glorie of 
the mone, & another glorie of the starres. for one starre diffreth 
from another in glorie. 

44 — Ther is a natural body & ther is a spiritual body. 

45 As it is also written. The fyrst man Adam was made a 
lyvinge soule : and the last Adam was made a quyckenyng spryte. 

46 Howbeit that was not fyrst made which is spiritual : but that 
which is natural, and then that which is spiritual. 

18.— AT. T. Genevan Bible. 1560. 4". 

29 Els what shal they do which are baptized for dead ? if the 
dead rise not at all, why are they then baptized for dead ? 

30 Why are we also in ieoperdie everie houre ? 

32 If I have foght with beastes at Ephesus after the maner of 
men, what advatageth it me, if the dead be not raised up ? let us 
eat & drinke : for to morowe we shal dye. 

33 Be not deceived : evil speakings corrupt good maners. 



270 TRANSLATIONS FROM 

34 Awake to live righteously, and sinne not : for some have not 
the knowledge of God. I speake this to your shame. 

^^ But some man wil say, How are the dead raised up ? and 
with what bodie come they forthe ? 

38 But God giveth it a bodie at his pleasure, even to everie 
sede his owne bodie. 

41 There is another glorie of the sunne, and another glorie of 
the moone, and another glorie of y^ starres : for one starre differ- 
eth from another starre in glorie. 

44 — There is a natural bodie, & there is a spiritual bodie. 

45 As it is also writen. The first man Adam was made a living 
soule : and the last Adam was made a quickening Spirit. 

46 Howbeit that was not first made which is spiritual : but that 
which is natural, & afterwarde that which is spiritual. 

19.— iV. T. The Bishops' Bible. 1568. fol. 

29 Els what shall they do, which are baptized for the dead, yf 
the dead ryse not at all ? 

30 Why are they then baptized for them ? and why stande we 
in ieopardie every houre ? 

32 If I have fought with beastes at Ephesus after the maner of 
men, what avauntageth it me, yf the dead ryse not agayne ? Let 
us eate & drynke, for to morowe we shall dye. 

^^ Be not deceaved. Evyll wordes, corrupt good maners. 

34 Awake truely out of slepe, and sinne not: for some have 
not the knowledge of God. I speake this to your shame. 

35 But some man wyU say, howe are the dead raysed up? 
With what bodie shall they come ? 

38 But God geveth it a body at his pleasure, to every seede his 
owne body. 

41 There is another glorie of the sunne, and another glorie of 
the moone, and another glorie of the starres : For [one] starre 
differeth from [another] starre in glorie. 

44 — There is a naturall bodie, and there is a spirituall bodie. 

45 As it is also written : The first man Adam was made a lyvyng 
soule, and the last Adam was made a quickenyng spirite. 

46 Howebeit, that is not first [whiche is] spirituall, but that 
[whiche is] naturall, and then that [whiche is] spirituall. 



THE NEW TESTAMENT. 271 

20. -N.T. by L.Tomson. 1576. 12«. 

29 Els what shal they do which arc baptized for dead ? If the 
dead rise not at all, why are they then baptized for dead ? 

30 Why are we also in ieopardic every houre ? 

32 If I have fought with beastes at Ephesus after the maner of 
men, what advfitageth it me, if the dead be not raised up ? let us 
eate and drinke : for tomorowe we shall die. 

33 Be not deceived : evill speakings corrupt good raaners. 

34 Awake to live righteously, and sinne not : for some have not 
the knowledge of God, I speake this to your shame. 

35 But some man will say. How are the dead raised up ? & with 
what body come they forth ? 

38 But God giveth it a bodie at his pleasure, even to everie 
seede his owne bodie. 

41 There is another glorie of the sunne, and another glorie of 
the moone, and another glorie of the starres : for one starre diflfer- 
eth from another starre in glorie. 

44 — There is a natural bodie, and there is a spiritual bodie. 

45 As it is also written. The first man Adam was made a living 
soule : and the last Adam was made a quickening Spirit. 

46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual : but that which 
is natural, & afterward that wliich is spiritual. 

21.— AT. T. Rhemish^. (Roman Catholic.) 1582. 4«. 

29 Otherwise what shal they do that are baptized for the dead, 
if the dead rise not againe at al ? 

30 Why * » also are they baptized for them ? why also are we in 
danger every houre ? 

32 If (according to man) I fought with beastes at Ephesus, what 
doth it profit me, if the dead rise not againe ? 

33 Let lis eate and drinke, for to morow we shal die. Be not 
t» seduced, Evil communications corrupt good maners. 

34 Awake ye mst, and sinne not. for some have not the know- 
ledge of God, I ^ speake to youre shame. 

d These translators of Rhemes ren- version, revised and corrected (by Dr. 

der V. 51. "We shal al in deede rise Challoner) according to the Clementin 

*• againe : but we shal not al be edition : 
"changed:" according to the Latin a also are they. . are they then 
Vulgate. ** seduced .... deceived 

« Various readings from the Rhemisb c speake .... speak it 



272 TRANSLATIONS FROM 

^^ But some man ^ saith. How doe the dead rise againe ? ^ and 
with what maner of body shal they come ? 

38 f And God giveth it a body as he wil : and to every seede 
g his proper body. 

41 h One glorie of the sunne, an other glorie of the moone, and 
an other glorie of the starres. For starre differeth from starre in 
glorie. 

44 — If there be a natural body, there is also a ^ spiritual, 

45 as it is written. The first man Adam was made ^ into a living 
soul : the last Adam ^ into a quickening spirit. 

46 Yet that ' is not first which is spiritual, but that which is 
natural : afterward that which is spiritual. 

22.— N. T. imperfect, 12". {British Museum.) 

Els what do they ^ whych are baptised over the deed yf the deed 
ryse not at all ? Why are they then baptised over them ? yee ^ and 
why stonde we all waye then I ieoperdy ? 

That I have fought with beastes at Ephesus after the maner of 
men ^ what avauntageth it me ^ yf the deed ryse not agayne ? Let 
us eate and dryncke ^ for tomorow we shall dye. Be not ye de- 
ceaved : evell wordes corrupte good maners. Awake truely out of 
slepe ^ and synne not. For some have not the knowledge of God : 
I speake this to youre shame. 

But some man will saye : how aryse the deed ? w*^ what boyde 
(sic) shall they come ? — but God geveth it a body at hys pleasure ^ 
to every seed hys awne body. 

Ther is one maner glory of the sonne ^ and another glory of the 
moone ^ & another glory of the Sterres. For one starre differeth 
fro another in glory. 

Ther is a naturall bodye ^ ad ther is a spretuall body : as it is 
also written : the fyrste man Adam was made a ly vinge soule ^ ad 
the last Ada was made a quyckenyng sprete. Howbeit ^ that is not 
fyrst which is spirituall : but y' which is naturall ^ and then that 
which is spretuall ^. 

^ saith will say h one glory . . There is one glory 

® ^^^ or i spiritual spiritual body 

^ and but k into— into . . (omitted) -(omitted) 

e his its 1 is was 

' N. B. In St. Matthew, chap. i. ver. trothed : therefore it probably is of 
18. this edition reads maryed, not be- early date. 



THE NEW TESTAMENT. 278 

23.— AT. T. {Bible, by A. Purver.) 1764. fol. 

29 Else what shall they do who are baptized for the dead, if the 
dead rise not up entirely ? Why then are they baptized for the 
dead? 

30 And why are we in danger every hour ? 

3 1 That I die daily, I protest by the boasting which I have of 
you in Christ Jesus our Lord. 

32 If according to man I fought with beasts at Ephesus, wliat 
advantage will it be to me, if the dead rise not up ? Let ua eat and 
drink ; for tomorrow we shall die. 

33 Do not mistake : evil discourses spoil good manners. 

34 Awake to righteousness, and do not sin j for some have not 
the knowledge of God. 1 speak to your shame. 

35 But somebody may say, How do the dead rise up ? And with 
what body do they come ? 

36 O foolish one, what thou sowest is not made alive, except it 
die. 

37 And as for what thou sowest, thou dost not sow the body it 
will be, but naked grain, it may be of wheat, or of some of the rest. 

38 But God gives it a body as he will, and to each seed its own 
body. 



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274 DESCRIPTIONS OF 



APPENDIX C. 

BIBLIOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTIONS. 

EDITIONS OF THE OLD TESTAMENT. 

N. B. Editions oi the whole Bible are first described; and afterwards, editions 
of detached portions. 

1. Bible, Coverdale's. 1535. fol. 

The title, within a wood-cut compartment, representing King 
Henry VIII. holding a sword in his right hand, and with his left hand 
delivering the Bible to some Bishops kneeling before him : (in dif- 
ferent parts of the page are labels charged with sentences of Scripture, 
in English.) "BIBLIA. The Bible, that is the holy Scripture of the 
" Old and New Testament, faithfully & truly translated out of 
" Douche and Latyn in to Englishe, 1535." Below are three texts of 
Scripture. On the reverse of the title, "The bokes of the hole Byble, 
" how they are named, in Englysh and Latyn, howe longe they are 
*' written in the allegacions (i. e. how they are abbreviated in the 
" marginal references) how many chapters every boke hath, and in 
'^ what leafe every one begynneth. The bokes of the first part 
" (Genesis to Deuteronomy)— of the seconde part (Josuato Esther) 
« — of the thirde parte (Job to Salomon's baUettes) — The prophetes 
" (Esay to Malachy)" — Then, without doubt, should follow another 
leaf containing the books of the Apocrypha and New Testament, 
with (perhaps) the contents of Genesis on the reverse. This leaf 
however is wanting, both in the Museum copy, and in every other 
which I have seen. 

These " bokes" are printed in the same character as the Text. The 
same names are reprinted, in a different letter, after Coverdale's 
address to the reader. Dedication to King Henry VIII., 5 pages ; 
called, in the running title, "an Epistle unto the Kynges hygh- 
" nesse,'' and signed (quite at the bottom of the page) " youre 
" graces humble subiecte and daylye oratour, Myles Coverdale.'*' 
This sheet bears the signature ►J<. except in those copies which 
have Queen Jane, where the signature is * *. — " A prologe to the 
"Christen reader," 6 pages. "The bokes of the hole Byble:" 
2 pages. " The contentes of the boke of " Genesis ;" 1 page. 
The first book of Moses, &c. fol. i. — xc. A map of the Holy 



THE OLD TESTAMENT. 275 

Land ; which map is extant in Lord Jersey^s and Mr. L. Wilion'i 
copies alone (as far as I have yet observed,) and is headed 
"The descripcion of the londe of promes ^ called PalcMlina ^ 
*' Canaan ^ or the holy londe.'* "The second parte of the Olde 
" Testament." Josua, &c. to Hester, fol. ii — cxx. Job, &c. to 
" Salomon's balettes," (witliout any separate title,) fol. i— lii. on 
the last, "Fautes escaped in the pryntinge of this parte." "All the 
" Prophetes in Englishe," fol. ii — cii. " Apocripha,'' fol. ii— Ixxxiii, 
falsely numbered Ixxxi. Then follows a blank leaf. " The Newc 
" testament," fol. ii — cxiii. on the reverse of the last is " a faute 
" escaped in pryntinge the new Testament ;" and below, " Prynted 
" in the yeare of oure Lorde M.D.XXXV. and fynuhed the fourth 
" daye of October." 

Round all the titles, except that to the third part, are borders 
cut in wood. Woodcuts are also at the beginning of Genesis, in 
several other parts of the O. T. and at the beginning of each book 
of the N. T. The letter of the Text is an angular Swiss or German. 
The running titles and signatures in the same. It should however 
be noted, that the Dedication, Prologue, and Contents of Genesis, 
in every copy which I have examined, are in a different character. 
There are a very few marginal references ; these are in Roman 
letters. On fol. xli. of part i. is a large wood-cut of the Tabernacle 
and its contents ; which is repeated on fol. Ivi. The initial letter 
of Genesis is a large flourished text capital. A full page of Text 
contains 57 lines. 

The singularity of the type at once distinguishes this edition from 
every other. The reimpression of 1550 is in a somewhat similar 
character, but smaller; and is in quarto, not folio. 

2. The same edition, with Title dated 1536. s 

Lord Jersey's copy, formerly belonging to Mr. Fairfax, besides 
possessing the map, has the singularity that the title-page is dated 
not 1535, but 1536; and begins thus: " BIBLIA, The Byble : 
" that is , the holy Scrypture of the Olde and New Testament, fayth- 
" fully translated in to Englyshe. M.DXXXVI." (The figures 
are much larger than those of the original title.) The sentences of 
Scripture within the labels are in English, printed with a type which, 
though it differs from any which is found either in the preliminary 
matter or in the body of the work, yet exactly agrees with that on 
the map ; thus apparently proving that at least these two belong 
to one and the same edition.— [9 March 1827. Spencer-house.] 

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276 DESCRIPTIONS OF 

3. Bible, Coverdale^s, by Nicolson, 1537. fol. 

Title, within a compartment representing the king on his throne, 
delivering the Bible, &c. " BIBLIA The Byble, that is the holy 
" Scrypture of the Olde and New Testament, faythfully translated 
" in Englysh, and newly oversene & corrected M.D.XXXVII. 
" [Three texts of Scripture.] Imprynted in Southwarke for James 
" Nycolson/' On the reverse is, " a Prayer prescribed by Nicolas 
" Bysshoppe of Salisbury." "An Epistle unto the Kings hyghness,'' 
by Miles Coverdale, 5 pages. " Prologue to the Christen reader," 
6 pages. "The bokes of the hole Byble," 2 pages. " The Con- 
" tentes of Genesis," 1 page. [This sheet is signed * *.] The text, 
beneath two woodcuts, illustrating the works of the six days of 
Creation, Genesis to Ruth, fol. i — cxvi. (for cxvii.) Title, within 
a compartment of eight woodcuts, resembling that in the edition 
of 1535, "The seconde parte of the olde Testament ," 1 Samuel 
to Hester, fol. ii — c. Without any title-page. Job to Canticles, fol. 
i — Ix. with fresh signatures. Title, within the woodcut of edit. 
1535, "All the Prophetes in Enghshe," (in a diflferent style of 
printing,) Isaiah to Malachy, fol. ii. — ciii. Within a woodcut 
border, " Apocripha," &c. 3 Esdras to 2 Maccabees, fol. ii — Ixxxix. 
One blank leaf. Title to the New Testament, same as in edit. 1535, 
with the border in addition, " The New Testament," S. Matthew 
to Revelation, fol. ii — cxix. Tables of Epistles and Gospels for 
Sundays and Saints' days, 4 pages. The Queen^s name in the 
Dedication is Jane. Each book has its contents prefixed. There 
are a few woodcuts throughout the volume. Many of the running 
titles are in Latin. The words Jesus and Christ are printed in 
Roman capitals ; and the word LORD, except in the Prophets and 
the Apocrypha ; but not so the word God. 

A full page contains 57 lines. Mr. Lea Wilson was of opinion 
that fol. xxxi. in the New Testament has been cancelled and re- 
printed : as " it contains only 53 lines and 54 : the columns are 
" two letters narro\^ ; and the type is exceedingly spaced out."*' 
A beautiful and entirely perfect copy is in the Baptist Museum, 
Bristol, and another is said to be in the Cathedral Library at 
Lincoln. 

4. Bible, Coverdale" s, by Nicolson. 1537. 4°. 

Title, in black and red, within a compartment having columns 
at the sides, and a medallion charged with two heads at the top, 
" The Byble that is the holye Scrypture of the Olde and Newe 



THE OLD TESTAMENT. 277 

" Testamente faythfuUy translated in Englysh and newly overtaie 
" and correcte. M.V.XXXVII. [Three tcxU from Scripture.] 
" Imprynted in South warke in Saynt Thomas Flospitale by James 
" Nycolson. Set forth with the kinges moost gracious licence." — 
" The bokes of the hole Byble," 2 pages ; Epistle to King Henry 
VIII. (with the name of Queen Jane,) and to the Christen reader, 
together 9 pages : Almanac, beginning 1537, and Calendar, 4 
pages : The text, Genesis to Deuteronomy, fol. i — xcvii Title. " the 
" seconde part," &c.,in the same compartment, Joshua to Esther, 
fol. cxviii. (for xcviii.l — ccxxvii. — Title, in the same compartment, 
and with the imprint, "The thyrd part," &c. on reverse "the 
" contentes," Job to Malachi, fol. ii — clxxix. — Title, in the com- 
partment, but without the imprint, " The new testament faythfully 
" translated and lately correcte byMylcs Coverdale,&c." On reverse, 
" the Contente of the newe testamente, &c." The Text, S. Matthew 
to Apocalypse, fol. ii — exxiv. " A Table to find the Epistles and 
" Gospels after the use of Salisbury," reverse of fol. cxxiv. to cxxvi. 

The whole volume is printed in black letter. At the beginning 
of each book is a large woodcut initial : these letters contain 
spirited representations of the well-known "Dance of Death." 

A full page contains 59 lines. (This collation is from the copy 
formerly belonging to Mr. Douce, now in the Bodleian.) 

5. B. Matthew's. 1537. fol. 
Title, " The Byble ^ which is all the holy Scripture : In which 
" are contayned the Olde and Newe Testament truely and purely 
" translated into Englysh by Thomas Matthew. Esaye 1. Hearcken 
" to ye heavens and thou earth geave eare : for the Lorde speak- 
*' eth. M,D,XXXVII." This title, in red and black, is within a 
fine wood-engraving which fills the page. At the bottom, in large 
characters, " Set forth with the Kinges most gracyous licece." A 
calendar and almanac for 18 years, beginning 1538, 4 pages. " An 
" exhortation to the study of the holy Scrypture," 1 page. At the 
bottom are large flourished text capitals I. R. [for John Rogers.] 
On reverse, " The summe and content of all the holy Scripture," 
2 pages. Dedication to King Henry VIII. 3 pages. At the be- 
ginning and end are flourished text capitals. " To the Chrysten 
" readers ;" and a " Table of the pryncipal matters conteyned in 
" the Byble ;" together 26 pages. " The names of all the bokes 
" of the Byble," and " A brief rehersall of the yearcs passed sence 
" the begynnynge of the worlde unto this yeare of oure Lord 



278 DESCRIPTIONS OF 

" M.D.XXXVII;^^ together 1 page. On the reverse, a wood- 
engraving of Adam and Eve in paradise, occupying the whole 
page. Genesis to Salomon's Ballet, fol. i — ccxlvii. " The Pro- 
" phetes in Englysh." This title is in black and red, between 
16 woodcuts, together filling the page. On the reverse, a large 
woodcut, between R. G, and E. W. [Richard Grafton and Edward 
Whitchurch,] in flourished text capitals. " Esay, &c. to Malachy, 
" fol. i— xciiii ;" at the end of Malachi, W. T. [Wm. Tyndale,] in 
flourished text capitals, " The volume of the bokes called Apo- 
" cripha, conteyned in the comen Transl. in Latyne, which are 
" not founde in the Hebrue nor in the Chalde. The Regestre 
" thereof. The thyrde boke of Esdras,'' &c. This title, also in 
red and black, is between 15 woodcuts; the reverse contains an 
address to the reader. Esdras, &c. to 2 Maccabees, fol. ii — Ixxxi. 
One blank leaf. "The Newe Testament of oure savyour Jesu 
" Christ ^ newly and dylygently translated into Englyshe with an. 
" notacions in the Mergent to helpe the Reader to the under- 
" standynge of the Texte. Prynted in the yere [of] our Lorde 
" God M.D.XXXVII.^' This title, in red and black, is within the 
same wood-engraving as that to the O. T. ; the reverse blank. St. 
Matthew to Revelation, fol. ii — cix. Tables of the Epistles and 
Gospels after Salsbury use, 5 pages, foil. ex. cxi. On the next 
and last leaf is, " The ende of the Newe Testament ^ and of the 
" whole Byble. To the honoure and prayse of God was this Byble 
" prynted and fynesshed in the yere of cure Lorde God a. 
" M.D.XXXVII." 

It has marginal annotations : and 78 woodcuts, in several parts. 
Those in the Revelation are encircled with a double border of 
flowers. At the beginning of the Psalms and Proverbs is one, 
the whole breadth of the page. The Psalms are divided into five 
books. The Canticles are printed in red and black. The running 
titles, signatures, marginal notes, &c. are all in the Gothic letter. 
A full page contains GO lines. 

I have mentioned above, at p. 12, that it is still an unsettled 
point, at what place this elegant edition of the Bible was executed ; 
and have off"ered there a conjecture on the subject. Mr. Lea 
Wilson has noticed, that some few errors and omissions occur in 
the Text, and that unfortunately these were continued in many 
subsequent editions. 

6. — Bible, Taverner's. 1539. fol. 

Title, within an architectural compartment ; " The most sacred 



THE OLD TESTAMENT. 279 

" Bible, &c. translated into English and newly recognised with 
" great diligence after most faythful exemplars, by Rychabd Ta- 
" VERNER. Prynted at London, &c. by John ByddcU for Thomas 
" Barthlet. md.xxxix." Reverse blank. A dedication to the King. 
An exhortation to the study of the holy Scriptures ; together 2 pages. 
The summe and content of all the holy Scripture. The names of 
all the bokes, &c. A briefe rehersall declarynge how long the world 
hath endured, &c. A Table of the principal matters, &c. The text, 
Genesis to Solomon's Song, fol. i— ccxxx. Then follows, on a 
separate leaf, " The Boke of the Prophetes. Esaye, &c." Isaiah to 
Malachi, fol. ii — Ixxxxi. On a separate leaf, " The volume of the 
" bokes called Apocripha." Esdras &c. fol. i— Ixxv. A blank leaf. 
After which comes the following title, within an architectural com- 
partment : 

" The New Testament of our saviour Jesu Chryst, translated 
" into English : and newly recognised with great diligence after 
" moost faythfull exemplars, by Rychard Taverner. Prynted in 
" the yere of our Lorde God m.d.xxxix.'' St. Matthew, &c, fol. 
i — ci. Tables of Epistles, &c. 3 leaves not numbered ; on the last 
of which is, " The ende of the newe Testament ^ and of the hole 
" Byble. 

" To the honour and prayse of God was this Byble prynted : and 
" fynysshed ^ in the yere of our Lorde God ^ a m.d.xxxix." 

The volume has no woodcuts. In the margin are notes, refer- 
ences, and pointing hands. The running titles and titles of chap- 
ters are in Roman letters. A full page contains 68 lines. 

Mr. Lea Wilson has noticed, that the words "This cup is the 
" new testament in my blood,'' (1 Corinth, xi.) were accidentally 
omitted in the printing. In some copies they have been supplied, 
by a slip of paper containing three lines being pasted over the ex- 
isting two lines: in others the leaf has been cancelled, and the 
line printed in, but so as to be observable. His copy had the leaf 
in both states. 

7.— Bible, the Great. 1539. fol. 

Title, in black and red, within a beautiful wood-engraving (copied 
in Lewis' histoiy.) " The Byble in Englyshe, that is to saye the 
" content of all the holy scrypture, bothe of yc olde and newe testa- 
" ment, truly translated after the veryte of the Hebrue and Greke 
" Textes, by y** dylygent studye of dyverse excellent learned men, 
" expert in the forsayde tonges. Prynted by Rychard Grafton and 



280 DESCRIPTIONS OF 

'^ Edward Whitchurch. Cum privilegio ad imprimendum solum. 
" 1539.^^ On the reverse, " The names of all the bookes of the 
" Byble," &c. — " A Kalender and Almanach for xix years (begin- 
"nmgl539)/^ 4 pages. "An Exhortacyon/^ &c. 1 page. "The 
"summe and content," &c. 2 pages. "A Prologue," &c. 1 page. 
" A descripcyon and successe," &c. 2 pages. The text. Genesis to 
Deuteronomy, fol. i — Ixxxiiij. — Within a border composed of 16 
woodcuts, " The seconde parte of the Byble " &c. (printed in black 
and red) Joshua to Job, fol. ii — cxxiii. one blank leaf. " The thirde 
" parte," &c. Psalms to Malachi, between a border of 16 different 
woodcuts, fol. ii — cxxxiiij. — Within the same engraving used for 
the first title, " The volume of the bokes called Hagiographa," &c. 
in black and red. Esdras, &c. fol. ii — Ixxx, falsely numbered Ixi. 
Title to the New Testament, within nine woodcuts (and not the 
large Holbein engraving, as in all the other editions, of 1540 and 
1541,) "The newe Testament in englyshe translated after the 
"Greke" &c. in black and red. The text, fol. ii — ciiii, the two 
latter containing tables of the Epistles and Gospels &c. On the 
reverse of the last is, " The ende of the New Testamet 5 and of the 
" whole Byble, Eynisshed in Apryll, Anno mcccccxxxix. A Dno 
"factu est istud.^^ There are woodcuts before the books of Exodus, 
Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Buth, 1 and 2 
Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job, 
Psalms, St. Matthew, Ep. to Bomans; but none to Genesis, 2 
Kings, 1 Chronicles, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Solomon's Song, the 
Prophets, the Apocrypha. There are numerous pointing hands, 
in the text and margin. — A full page contains 62 lines. This edi- 
tion is readily distinguished from the six others, by having the 
Holbein frontispice to the Apocrypha, and not to the New Testa- 
ment ; and by the several woodcuts having on each side of them a 
pillar or border, which was omitted in the subsequent editions. 

■f S.— Bible, The Great, {for Berthelet.) 1540. fol. 
Title, in black and red, within a wood-engraving similar to that 
of the Bible of 1535, "The Byble in Englyshe, that is to saye &c. 
" truly translated after the veryte of the Hebrue and Greke textes, 
" by the diligent studye of dyvers excellent lerned men experte in 
" the foresaide tongues.— Pry nted at London by Thomas Petyt and 
"Roberto Redman, for Thomas Berthelet: Prynter unto the 
" Kynges grace. Cum privilegio &c. 1540." On the reverse, 
" An Almanac for xxx yeres," beginning 1540. " The Kalender," 



THE OLD TESTAMENT. 281 

in black and red, 2 leaves. '* The names of all the boket," ke. and 
" A Prologue, expressing what is meant by certa3m tigni and 
" tokens set in the Bible," 1 leaf. The text, Genesis to Job, fol. 
i (unnumbered)— ccxiiij. ♦* The thyrd part of the Byblc," &c. fol. 
i — cxlii. Apoer} pha, fol. cxliii — ccxxvii. Title, in black only, with- 
in the same woodcut as to the Old Test. " The newe Testament in 
" Englysshe, after the last recognicion and settynge forth of Eras- 
" mus," &c. reverse blank. The text, fol. ii— cii. Tables, 2 leaves. 
Colophon, " The ende of the newe Testament : and of the whole 
"Byble. Finished in Apryll anno, m.cccccxl. Imprynted at Lon- 
" don, by Robert Redman, and Thomas Petyt, for Thomas Berthe- 
" let," &c. This edition, which is a reprint of the Great Bible of 
1539, has no woodcuts: it has pointing hands, in the text and 
margin. A full page contains 57 lines. 

d.^Bible, Cranmer's, by R. Grafton, April 1540. fol. 

Title in black and red, withiu the compartment of the edition of 
1539 (both coats of arms being left untouched), "The Byblc in 
" Englyshe, that is to saye the contet of al the holy scrypture, both 
" of ye olde, and newe testamet, with a prologe therinto, made by 
" the reverende father in Gt)d, Thomas archbysshop of Canterbury, 
** This is the Byble apoynted to the use of the churches. Prynted 
"by Rychard Grafton. Cum privilegio ad imprimendum solum. 
" M. D. xl." The reverse of the title is blank. — A Calendar and 
Almanac (beginning 1540), 4 pages. "An exhortacyon," &c. 1 
page. — " The summe ^d content," &c. 2 pages. — A prologue, 1 
page. — "A descripcyon and successe," &c. 2 pages. — Cranmer's 
prologue, 6 pages, having a flourished text capital F, and at the 
end H R. in the same letters.—" The names of all the bookes,'' &c. 
1 page, the reverse of which is blank. — The text. Genesis, &c. fol. i — 
Ixxxiiii.— "The seconde parte,'' &c. between 16 woodcuts, " Josua," 
&c. fol. ii-cxxiii.— "The thirde parte," &c. between 16 different 
cuts, Psalmes. &c. fol. ii— cxxxii. — " The volume of the bokes called 
*' Hagiographa," between 16 cuts, fol. ii— Ixxx. — " The newe 
" Testamet in englyshe," &c. within the frontispiece of the Old 
Testament, St. Matthew, &c. fol. ii— ciiii, falsely numbered for ciii. 
— On this latter leaf, and one more which is unnumbered, are con- 
tained the Tables ; at the end of which follows, " The ende of the 
"newe Testament; and of the whole Byble, fynisshed in Apryll, 
anno m.ccccc.xl. — A dno factu est istud." — 

This edition, like that of the preceding year, contains pointing 
hands in the text and margin. Several woodcuts aie dispersed 

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282 DESCRIPTIONS OF 

throughout the volume. Before the books of Ezra, Nehemiah, 
P^sther, Job, Matthew, and Romans, are large and handsome wood- 
cut initials, of a kind found only in this edition. The books of 
1 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Chronicles, and Psalms, have for initials 
large flourished text capitals. A full page contains 62 lines. — 
Some copies bear the name of E. Whitchurch instead of Grafton : 
but have no other difference. The library of King George III 
contains a remarkably fine copy. 

10. — Bible^ Cranmer^Sy July 1540. fol. 

Title in black and red, within the Holbein engraving, " The 
^' Byble in Englyshe, that is to saye the contet of al the holy 
" scrypture, both of y® olde, and newe testamet, with a prologe 
'^ therinto, made by the reverende father in God, Thomas arch- 
" bysshop of Cantorbury, This is the Byble apoynted to the use 
" of the churches. Prynted by Richard Grafton. Cum ^rivilegio, 
" &c. M.DXL.'^ Reverse of the title is blank. A Kalender and 
Almanac, 4 pages. The prologue, 6 pages. " The names of al 
" the bookes " &c. 1 page ; reverse blank. The Text, Genesis to 
Deuty. fol. i — Ixxxiiij. "The seconde parte," &c. fol. ii — cxxiij. 
" The thyrde parte,"*"' &;c. fol. ii — cxxxij. " The volume of the bokes 
" called Hagiographa," fol. ii — Ixxx. " The newe Testament," fol. 
ii — cii ; the last two leaves are unnumbered. The colophon, " The 
" ende of the newe Testament, and of the whole Byble, Fynisshed 
" in July, Anno m.ccccc xl. A domino factum est istud, This is 
" the Lordes doynge." Before the first chapter of St. Matthew is 
a woodcut of St. Mark, seated behind a table, and looking to the 
right, his hat hanging in the front. 

The pointing hands are retained, in the text and the margin. A 
full page contains 62 lines. 

1 1 . — Bible, Cranmer's, December 1 540 — 1 541 . fol. 

Title, in black and red, within the Holbein woodcut, " The Byble 
" in Englyshe, that is to saye the content of all the holy scrypture, 
'"' both of the olde and newe testament with a prologe therinto, 
" made by the reverende father in God, Thomas archebysshop of 
" Cantorbury, This is the Byble appoynted to the use of the 
" churches. Printed by Rycharde Grafton. Cum privilegio," &c. 
An. do. M.D.XL. 

CromwelFs arms are defaced. The reverse of the title is blank. 
Calendar and Almanac (the year 1549 printed mxlix,) 4 pages. 
" An exhortacyon," &c. 1 page. " The summe and content," &c. 
2 pages. " A Prologue, expressynge what is meant by certayne 



THE OLD TESTAMENT. 288 

" sygnes/' 12 lines, ending with " God save the Kjnge," 1 page. 
" A description and successe/' &c. 2 pages. Cranmer's prologue, 
6 pages. " The names of all the bookes," &c. 1 page, reverse blank ; 
10 leaves in all. The text, Genesis to Deutr. fol. i— Uxxiiij. " The 
" seconde parte," &c. fol. ii— cxxiii. '*The thyrde parte," fol ii— 
cxxxiii, falsely numbered cxxxii. " The volume of the bookes called 
" Hagiographa," &c. fol. ii— Ixxx. " The newe Testamet/' fol. ii— 
cij, the last two leaves not numbered. Colophon, "The ende of 
" the newe Testament and of the whole Bible, Finysshed in Dc- 
" cember Anno m.cccccxli. A domino factum est istud This it 
*'the Lordes doynge."" 

The woodcut prefixed to St. Matthew is the same as in the 
edition of July 1540, representing St. Mark seated at a table, his 
hat hanging in front. — The pointing hands are removed from the 
text and margin. A full page contains 62 lines. 

Some copies of this edition have " Printed by Edward Whit- 
" church ;" but they are like the above in all other points. 

12. — Bible, Cranmer's, May 1541. fol. 

Title in black and red, within the Holbein woodcut, " The Byblc 
*' in Euglysh, that is to saye the content of all the holy scrypture, 
" both of the olde and newe Testament with a Prologe therinto, 
" made by the reverende father in God, Thomas archebyshop of 
" Canterbury. This is the Byble appoynted to the use of y* 
"churches. Prynted by Edward Whitchurch Cum privilegio," 
&c. Finished the xxviii. daye of Maye anno domini. m.d.xli. 
Cromwell's arms are defaced from the title-page. On the reverse 
are " The names of all the bookes," &c. A Kalender and Almanac, 
4 pages. Prologue, 6 pages ; six leaves in all. — The text, Genesis 
to Deut. fol. i — Ixxxiiij. "The seconde parte,"" &c. fol. ii— cxxiij. 
" The thyrde parte," &c. fol. ii. — cxxxiii, falsely numbered cxxxij. 
" The volume of the bokes called Hagiographa," fol. ii — Ixxx. 
" The newe Testament," &c. fol. ii— ciii, falsely numbered ciiij. 
the last leaf is not numbered. Colophon, " The ende of the newe 
" Testament : and of the whole Byble, Fynysshed in Maye, Anno 
" M.ccccc.xLi. A diio facta est istud."" The woodcut prefixed to St. 
Matthew differs from those of all the other editions. St. Mark 
here sits at a writing-desk, and looks to the left, having a hat upon 
his head. — The pointing hands are all removed from the text and 
margin. A full page contains 62 lines. 

13. — The Bible, Cranmer's, November 1540. fol. 

Title in black and red, within the Holbein woodcut, " The Byble 

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284 DESCRIPTIONS OF 

" in Eiiglyshe of the largest and greatest volume, auctorysed and 
" apoynted by the commaundemente of oure moost redoubted 
" Prynce, and soveraygne Lorde Kynge Henrye the viii. supreme 
" heade of this his churche and Realme of Englande : to be fre- 
" quented and used in every churche win this his sayd realme, ac- 
" cordynge to the tenour of his former Iniunctions geven in that 
" behalfe. Oversene and perused at the comaundemet of the 
" kynges hyghnes, by the ryghte reverende fathers in God Cuth- 
" bert bysshop of Duresme, and Nicolas bisshop of Rochester. 
" Printed by Edwarde Whitchurch. Cum privilegio &c. 1541." 

On the reverse of the title, " The names of all the bokes, &c." 
"A Kalender and almanacke for xviii yeares," 4 pages. The Pro- 
logue, 6 pages, with flourished text-capitals : in all, 6 leaves. The 
text. Genesis to Deuty. fol. i-lxxii. " The seconde parte" &c. fol. ii- 
cviii. " The thyrde parte," &c. fol. ii-cxvi. " The iiii parte" &c. fol. 
ii-lxxii. " The newe Testament in Englishe, translated after the 
" Greke, cotaynyng these bookes. The Gospels," &c. fol. i-xcii. 
1 more leaf, unnumbered. The Table of Epistles &c. is printed in 
three columns. Colophon, " The ende of the newe Testamente and 
'' of the whole Byble. Fynyshed in November Anno m.ccccc.xl. 
" A dno facta est istud." This edition contains only one flourished 
capital in the text, viz. at the beginning of Genesis. It has some 
woodcuts in the Old Testament, but none in the New, except be- 
fore St. Matthew's Gospel, where is the same cut as in the edi- 
tions of July 1540 and Dec"^. 1541. The Latin titles of the Psalms 
are in Roman type, except the letter x. The numbering of pages 
in the New Test, is very faulty. The pointing hands are taken 
away. A full page contains 65 lines. 

14. — Bible, Cranmer^s, November 1 541 . fol. 

Title exactly like the last edition (Nov^. 1540). PreHminary 
pieces. Parts 1, 2 and 3, alike. " The iiii parte of y^ Byble," fol. ii- 
lxxii. "The newe Testament in Englyshe translated after the 
" Greke, cotaynynge these bookes. The Gospelles," &c. fol. ii-xcii. 
1 leaf of Table, numbered xcii also. Colophon, " The ende of the 
" Newe Testament and of the whole Byble. Fynyshed in Novem- 
" ber. Anno m.ccccc.xlj. A dno facta est istud." 

The woodcut to S. Matthew is the same as in edit, of Nov^. 1540, 
but the initial letter much larger. The Latin titles of the Psalms 
are in Roman letter ; very incorrectly printed. There are no point- 
ing hands. A full page contains Q>5 lines. 



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16,—Bible, Cranmers, by E. Whitchurch. 1549. fol. 

Title, in black, within a woodcut containing tlie King's arms 
at the top, "The Byble in Englishe, &c. after the translacion 
*' appoynted to be read in the Churches. Imprynted at London 
" in Fletestrete, &c. by Edward Whitchurche. The xxi day of 
'* December, the yeare of our Lorde M.D.XLIX. Cum privilegio," 
&c. reverse blank. Cranmer's prologue, 7 pages ; at the end is, 
" God save the Kyng.^' " The summe and content of al the holy 
" Scripture," &c. 2 pages. *' An exhortacion to the study," &c. 
1 page. Grenesis to Deuteronomy, fol. i — xcviii. " The seconde 
'* parte of the Byble," &c. within a compartment made up of 11 
woodcuts ; Josua to Hiob, fol. ii — cxlii. " The thyrde parte," &c. 
as before ; Psalms to Malachy, fol. ii — cxlviii. " Apogrypha. The 
" fourth parte of the Bible." This title has no woodcut. Esdras, 
&c. fol. ii — xcvi. "The Newe Testament," &c. between 10 wood- 
cuts. On the reverse begins "A Table to find the Epistles and 
" Gospels usually read in the Churche, accordynge unto the booke 
" of Common Prayer :" this occupies 3 pages. St. Matthewe, &c. 
fol. i — cxvi. On the reverse of the last is, " The ende of the newe 
*' Testament, and of the whole Byble." There are a few woodcuts 
in Genesis. The Latin titles of the Psalms, the parts which are 
not in the Hebrew, the marginal references of the first two sheets 
of the Old Testament and of the Apocrypha, are in Italics : the 
rest in Gothic. A full page contains 57 lines. 

1 think that a close inspection of this volume will convince any 
person that it was executed at two different presses. The whole 
of part 1, as far as sheet L (inclusive) of the second, and the 
Apocrypha, are from one press ; the rest of the volume, with the 
general title and preliminary matter, from another. In proof of 
this it may be observed, that in the former portion the initial let- 
ters of the chapters, and of the running title, are not cut in wood, 
but are flourished, and of a Dutch or Swiss make, nearly resembling 
those of Coverdale's Bible of 1535, particularly the capital M, the 
figure of which is very remarkable : these may be well seen in the 
title to the Apocrypha. The contents of each chapter are in the 
same letter, but smaller. The words Lord and God are printed in 
Roman capitals. The Italics used in the margin diff'er from those 
used in the Psalms, &c. The initials of the books of Leviticus, 
Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings, and 1 Chronicles, contain the 
letters I. H. in white on a black ground. None of these peculiarities 
appear in the rest of the volume. A fuU page contains 57 lines. 



THE OLD TESTAMENT. 887 

17.— Bible, Matthews, by Raynalde and Hyll. 1549. fol. 
Title, in black and red, within an engraving of the King seated on 
his throne, &c. " The Byble, whych is all the holy scripture : In 
" whych are contayned the olde and newe Testament, truelye and 
" purely translated into Englishe By Thomas Matthewe. 1537. 
" And now Imprinted in the yeare of oure Lorde M,D,XL1X. 
*' Esaye 1. &c. Imprinted at London by Thomas Raynalde and 
*' William Hyll, dwelling in Paules Churche Yeard." On the re- 
verse, the contents of the volume. A Calendar and Almanac, be- 
ginning 1550, 4 pages. " An exhortacyon to the studye," &c. 1 
page. " The summe and contente," &c. 2 pages. " A descripcion 
" and successe," &c. 2 pages. "^To the Christen readers/' and "A 
" table of principal matters conteyned in the Byble," 27 pages. 
" The names of al the bokes," &c. " A brief rehersal of the yeares 
" passed, &c. unto this yere of 1549,'' 1 page. " Unto the reader 
" W. T." 3 pages. Genesis begins on the reverse of fol. i. The paging 
is continued to Job, which ends on fol.ccliiii, falsely numbered ccxliiii. 
Psalms to Malachi, fol. i — ccxvi, falsely numbered ccxix. The Apo- 
crypha, fol. ccxvii — cccxl. The New Testament. The title (as given 
by Lewis, p. 182.) in black only, within the compartment of the Old 
Testament ; reverse blank. St. Matthew to Acts, fol. ii — Ixxvi. 
Tyndale's Prologue to the Epistle to the Romans, in small type, 4 
leaves, not numbered. The Epistle to the Romans, &c. fol. i — xlviii, 
falsely numbered for Ivii. On this last begins the " Table of Epistles 
" and Gospels, after the use of Salysbury ;" which fills this and 
the three following leaves. On the recto of the last, *^ The ende of 
" the new Testament and the whole Byble. TO THE honoure 
" and Prayse of GOD was this BYBLE prynted and fynisshed, in 
" the yeare OF OURE LORDE GOD A MDXXXVII. And 
" nowe agayne accordingly imprented, and finyshed the leaste daye 
" of Octobre. In the yeare of oure Lorde God M.D.XLIX. at 
" London. By Wylliam Hyll and Thomas Reynaldes Typographers. 
" God save the Kynge. Cum privilegio." This edition contains 
Tyndale's prologues to the books of the Pentateuch and to Jonas ; 
but wants that to the New Testament. The margin has Scripture 
references, and capital letters down the page. The heads of chap- 
ters, and notes, are in a smaller type. The initial letters of the 
prologues to Leviticus and Deuteronomy are very large flourished 
text capitals. The numbering of the leaves is clumsy and confused 
through the whole of the volume : the types are rude, and much 



288 DESCRIPTIONS OF 

battered ; and the composing is very faulty. A full page contains 
53 lines ; sometimes, 54. 

18. — Bible, Matthewe's, by Day and Seres. 1549. fol. 

Title, in red and black, between 14 woodcuts, " The Byble, that 
" is to say all the holy Scripture : In whych are cotayned the olde 
" and New Testament, truly and purely traslated into English, & 
" nowe lately with greate industry & diligece recognised. Esaye 1. 
" Hearken &c. Imprynted at London by Ihon Daye, dwelling at 
" Aldersgate, and William Seres, dwelling in Peter College. Cum 
" gratia et privilegio ad imprimendum solum, xvi. daye of August. 
<' M.D.XLIX.'^ 

On the reverse is " An Almanac for xxix years,^^ beginning 1549. 
" Calendar,'^ 2 leaves. " An exhortation,^' &c. and " The summe 
" & content,^' &c. 1 leaf. " Dedication by Edm. Becke," 3 pages. 
" A description & successe," &c. 1 page. Address to the Christian 
readers, and " A Table of the pryncipal matters/' &c. " A perfect 
" supputacyon of the yeares from Adam unto Christe/' &c. together 
12 leaves. "A prologe shewyng the use of the Scrypture/' and 
" A register or a bryefe rehersall of the names of the moost famous 
" and notable persons/' &c. 2 leaves. All these pieces occupy 20 
leaves. Genesis to Deuteronomy, fol. i — Ixxxvi, falsely numbered 
Ixxxviii. " The seconde parte of the Byble, &c. 1549." (This is 
within a compartment containing four historical cuts at the top 
and bottom.) Josua to Job, fol. ii. — cxiii. — " The thyrd part, &c. 
" in the yeare of oure Lord MDXLIX." in a compartment, as be- 
fore ; Psalms to Malachi, fol. ii— cxlv. (Note, in this part are 
two leaves not numbered, between foil, xlviii. and xlix.) " The 
" volume of the bokes called Apocripha," &c. in a compartment, as 
before. On the reverse is an address to the reader. Esdras, &c. 
fol. ii.— Ixxvi. " The newe Testament of oure sauyoure Jesu Christe, 
" newly and dylygently translated into Englyshe wyth Annota- 
" cions in the Mergent to helpe the Reader to the vnderstand- 
" ynge of the Texte. Piynted in the yeare of oure Lorde God. 
" M.DXLix." This title is in a compartment, having the four 
Evangelists at the corners. "Willia Tindale vnto the Christen 
Reader, fol. ii-cxxi. Table, two leaves : on the latter are the im- 
print and date.— (N.B. fol. Ixxxv. is utterly omitted.) 

This edition contains Tyndale's prologues. It has woodcuts 
throughout. At the beginning of the Psalms, and likewise of 
Isaiah, is a larger one, occupying the whole breadth of the page : 



THE OLD TESTAMENT. 289 

and before each Gospel is the figure of the writer, executed in a 
different style from the other cuts. To that of St. Mark is affixed 
the engraver's mark I. F. Tlie titles, notes, and rcferencet, are 
wholly in the Gothic letter, of a peculiar form. A full page con- 
tains 65 lines. 

19.— Bible, Coverdale's. 1550. 4^ 
Title in red and black, within a woodcut border, " The whole 
" Byble, that is the holy scripture of the Olde and new Testament 
" faythfuUy translated into Englyshe by Myles Coverdale, and 
" newly oversene and correcte. m.d.l. Printed for Andrewe Hes- 
" ter, &c." Below is " Set forth with the Kynges mooste gracious 
"licence." Reverse blank. "The bokes'of the hole Byble," 
1 page. Dedication to K. Edward VI. 4 pages. " Myles Cover- 
" dale to the Christen reader," 5 pages. Almanac (for 14 years, 
beginning 1550,) and calendar, 4 pages. Genesis to ii. Maccabees, 
fol. i-ccccxciiii. S. Matthew, &c. fol. i-cxxi. Tables of Epistles 
and Gospels after Salisbury use, 3 leaves, not numbered. Colo- 
phon, "To the honoure and prayse of God ^ was this Byble prynted 
" and fynished in the yeare of oure Savyoure Jesu Christ m.d.l. 
" the xvi. daye in the moneth of August," on the recto of the last. 
There is a woodcut at the beginning of Genesis, but no other 
throughout the volume. The folios are marked with Roman 
numerals ; and the Latin titles of the Psalms are in Roman let- 
ters ; all the rest of the book is in a Swiss or German Gothic. The 
preliminary pieces and title are in a different Gothic. The Apo- 
crypha begins on fol. cccc. There are references, and a very few 
notes, in the margin. A full page contains 50 lines. 

20. — Bible, Cranmer's, by E. Whitchurch. 1550. 4". ^ 
Title, without any compartment, " The Bible in Englishe ^ that 
*' is to saye. The content of al the holy scripture ^ both of the 
" olde ^ and neuue Testament ^ accordinge to the translacion that is 
" appointed to be rede in the Churches. 

" Prynted by Edward vvhytchurche, 
" Cum privilegio ad imprimendum solum. 

" M.D.L." 

The reverse of the title is blank. Cranmer's prologue, 7 pages. 
— " The summe and cotent of all the holy Scripture, &c." 2 pages. 
" The names of all the bookes, &c." 1 page. — The Text, Genesis 
to Deuteronomy, fol. i-lxxxvii.— a blank leaf. " The seconde parte 

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S90 DESCRIPTIONS OF 

" of the Byble/' &c. fol. i-cxxxii. " The thyrde parte/' &c. fol. 
i — cl. " The volume of the bookes called Hagiographa/' fol. i — 
Ixxxviii. — '^The newe testament in english ^ translated after the 
Greke/' &c. fol. i— cxi. on reverse of which the Tables begin : these 
occupy one other leaf, and end with the words " The ende of the 
*' Tables." There are no woodcuts in the volume, except large 
and small flowered initials. The text, running titles, heads of 
chapters, and marginal references, are in the Gothic letter. There 
are no notes, nor prologues. The type is small, in double columns, 
one of which contains sometimes 60, sometimes 61 or 62 lines. 

The library of St. Paul's contains a second copy, still more im- 
perfect than the other. The Duke of Sussex's copy also is imper- 
fect. Mr. Douce has a perfect one. 

21. — Bible, Matthew's, [Taverner's?] printed by John Baye, 

1551. fol. 
Title, in black and red, within an architectural compartment, 
*' The Byble, that is to say, al the holy Scripture conteined in the 
" olde and new Testament, faythfully set furth according to y^ Coppy 
*' of Thomas Mathewes translacio, wherunto are added certaine 
" learned Prologes, & Annotacios for the better understanding of 
" many hard places thorowout the whole Byble. Esaye I. Hearken 
" &c. — Imprinted at London by Jhon Day dwellyng over Alders- 
" gate. Cum gratia &c. Anno a m.d.l.i." — Reverse blank. Al- 
manac for xxvii years, beginning 1551. Calendar, 3 pages : Ed- 
mund Becke's dedication to king Edward VI. 3 pages. In the 
initial E is a woodcut, of Becke presenting his book to the king. 
" To the Christen readers." " A Table of the pryncipal mat- 
" ters," &c. " A gatheryng of certayne harde wordes," &c. " An 
" exhortation to the studye of the Holy Scripture." " The summe 
" and content of al the holy Scripture." " A perfect supputation 
" of yeres from Adam unto Christ, by Edmund Becke," brought 
down to 1551. " The names of al the bookes," &c. " A regyster 
" or a bryefe rehersall of names of the most famous and notable 
" persons," &c. " A descripcion and successe of the kynges of 
" Juda & Hierusalem," &c. W. Tyndale's prologue. These pre- 
liminary pieces occupy 22 leaves, besides the title. Genesis to 
Deuteronomy, fol. i— Ixxxiiii, falsely marked xxxiiii. " The se- 
" cond parte of the Byble," within the same compartment ; Josua 
to Job, fol. ii — cxvii. — A blank leaf. " The thirde parte," &c. as 
before; Psalms to Malachi, fol. i — cxlii. "The volume of the 



THE OLD TESTAMENT. MI 

" bokes called Apocripha :" as before. On the reverse is " a pro- 
" loge to the reader ;" iii Esdras, to iii Maccabees, fol. ii — Ixxxiiii. 
" The Newe Testaraent, &c. Anno m.d.l.i.'*' within the same com- 
partment. Tyndale's prologue, to Revelation, fol. i — xcviii. Ta- 
bles of epistles, &c. according unto the boke of Common praier, 
2 leaves. [Colophon, &c. as given in Herbert.] 

This edition has marginal notes, references, and pointing hands. 
It contains Tyndale's prologues. Every part of the volume is in 
the Gothic letter. At the beginning of each Gospel is a woodcut ; 
that of St. Matthew has an inscription round it ; that of St. Mark 
bears the engraver's initials I. F. as in Daye's edition of 1549. A 
full page contains 67 lines. 

N. 13. A copy at St. Paul's contains a detached leaf, following the 
tables and colophon, on which is a large handsome cut of the Royal 
Arms, encircled by the Garter, and supported by two pillars, round 
which a ribbon is tastefully waved, bearing the inscription, " 1549. 
" vivAT REX. 1549." Near the bottom are the letters E. R. and 
on the pedestals of the pillars are the printer's initials I. D. Over 
the cut is printed " O Lord for thy mercyes sake, save the Kyng ;"" 
and below it, " Feare God, and honour the Kynge." I have only 
observed this elegant leaf in the copies at St. PauFs, and at 
St. John's College, Cambridge. 

Mr. Lea Wilson (Catalogue, p. 39) has remarked some curious 
particulars respecting the translation given in this edition. He 
says, " It is not a little singular that, notwithstanding the asser- 
" tion in the first title, that this volume is * faythfuUy set furth 
" according to y^ coppy of Thomas Mathewes translacio ;" yet 
" with the exception of the 31 st chapter of Deuteronomy to Joshua 
" 13th inclusive, and the Book of Psalms, the whole of the Old 
" Testament is Taverner's translation, of the text of 1539, with a 
" few trivial variations made by Edmund Becke. The chapter* 
" above excepted are Mathewe's, 1537. In the Apocrypha, the 
" 3d Esdras, Tobit, and Judith are entirely a new translation, dif- 
" fering from all others : the remaining books are Tavemer's.'"' 

22.— Bible, Matthew's, printed by N. Hyll. 1551. foL 
Title in black and red, within a compartment formed by two 
large woodcuts at top and bottom, >vith four smaller on the sides. 
The lower one represents the King on his throne delivering a book 
to some kneeling Bishops, as in Coverdale's Bibles, of 1535, 1536. 
On the reverse is an almanac, beginning 1549. "A Table for the 

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292 DESCRIPTIONS OF 

'^ ordre of the Psalms." " The order how the rest of holy Scrip- 
" ture is to be read/' " The Kalender." " An exhortacion to'the 
" study," &c. " The summe and content of the holy Scripture."" 
" To the Christian readers." "A description & successe of the 
" Kynges of Juda and Jerusalem." "A table of the principal 
" matters." "A perfit supputacion of the yeares, &c." "A Pro- 
" logue shewynge the use of the Scripture." " The names of all 
" the bokes of the Byble." '' A Register or a briefe rehearsall of 
" the names &c." These preliminary pieces occupy nineteen leaves, 
exclusive of the title. The text, Genesis to Deuteronomy, fol. i — 
cxii. " The seconde parte of the Byble," &c. between eleven wood- 
cuts, Joshua to Job, fol. ii— civ. " The thirde parte," &c. as before. 
Psalms to Malachi, fol. ii — cxc. " The volume of the bokes called 
" Apocripha :" between ten woodcuts, fol. ii— cii. " The Newe 
" Testament, &c. imprynted at London in the yeare of our Lorde 
" God. 1551." within the same wood-engraving as to the title of 
the Old Testament ; St. Matthew, &c. fol. ii — cl, the last of which 
is not numbered. On the reverse of the last is the Colophon, (as 
given by Lewis,) " Imprynted at London by Nicolas Hyll, dwelling 
^^ in Saynct John's Streate, at the coste and charges of certayne 
'^ honest menne of the occupacyon, whose names be upon their 
'^ bokes." In the Trinity College Oxford copy the last leaf is 
double ; the second colophon being, " Imprynted at London by 
'' Nicolas Hyl for John Wyghte &c. 1551." That in the Bodleian, 
and in the Public Library, Cambridge, have the same. One copy 
at Bristol has— for Abraham Veale ; a second — for John Walley. 
King George's copy — for Robert Toye. That at St. Paul's — for 
Thomas Petyt. That at St. John's Coll. Cambridge, "printed by 
'^ Richard Kele. vi daye of Maye." The volume contains Tyndale's 
prologues ; it has marginal notes and references, and capital let- 
ters down the page. It has no woodcuts, nor Roman characters. 
A full page contains 55 lines. 

2S.— Bible, Cranmer's, by N.Hyll. 1552. 4°. 
Title wanting.— A Calendar, in black and red, 12 pages. •' The 
'* order of Commen prayer for Mattins and Evensonge thorowe oute 
" the whole yere," 24 pages : on the last, " Imprinted at London 
" by Nycholas Hyll, for Abraham Veale," &c. "A Table of tho 
" Principal Matters," &c. 28 pages. The Text, Genesis to Job, 
fol. i — cciiij. Within the woodcut used by Nicolson of South- 
wark to Coverdale's Bible of 1537, and to the N. Testaments of 



THE OLD TESTAMENT. 298 

1538, " The thyrd part of the Byble,*» &c. Psalms to Malachi, 
fol. ii— exxxiij. Within the same woodcut, "The volume of the 
" bokes called Hagiogropha," Esdras to 2 Maccabees, fol. cxxxv — 
ccxiv. Within the same border, printed in Italic letters, " The 
"newe Testament in Englyshe, translated after the Greke, c6- 
" taynynge these Bookes." Matthew, &c. fol. ii—c. Tables, 2 
leaves, unnumbered. Ou the last, "Imprynted at London by 
" Nycholas Hyll. Anno m.d.l.ii." The running titles, heads of 
chapters, marginal notes, &c. are all in black letter. The initial 
letters of books are coarsely cut in wood. The Latin titles to the 
Psalms are in a larger letter than the rest of the volume. A full 
page contains 61 lines. 

24. — BibUy Crammers, by Whitchurch. 1553. fol. 
Title, in black, between eleven small woodcuts, " The Byble in 
" English, that is to say, the contente of all the holy scripture, bothe 
" of the olde and newe Testament, accordyng to the trauslacid that 
" is appointed to be read in churches.— Imprynted at London by 
"Edwarde Whytchurche. Cum privilegio, &c." Reverse blank. 
" The names of al the bokes of the bible, and the contente of the 
" chapters of every boke, with the nomber of the leaffe where the 
" bokes begynne ;" 2 pages. The Text, Genesis to Deuteronomy, fol. 
i — Ixxxviii. " The second part of the Bible,"'"' &c. between 12 wood- 
cuts, fol. ii — cxxxiiii. "The third part,""" &c. between 11 cuts, fol. 
ii — clii. " The volume of the bokes called Hagiographa," between 
10 cuts, fol. ii— Ixxxvii. — " Tlie newe Testament in Englishe, trans- 
" lated after the Greke/' &c. " printed in the yeare of our Lorde 
" God, MDLiii."" between woodcuts of the four Evangelists at the 
corners. On reverse, "A table to find the Epistles and Gospels 
" usually read in the Church, accordinge unto the boke of Com- 
" mon-prayer,"*"* 3 pages. St. Matthew to Revelation, fol. i— cxvi. 
The volume has no woodcuts, beside the initial letters. — The 
Latin titles of the Psalms, and the disputed text in 1 John, ch. v. 
are in Roman character : there are marginal references, but no 
notes: the heads of chapters are in a smaller type. The parts 
wanting in the Hebrew are generally in Italics. A full page con- 
tains generally 58, sometimes 59, lines. 

2b.— Bible, Cranmer's, by R. Grafton. 1553. 4'\ 
Title, in an architectural compartment, " The Bible in Englishe 
" according to the translation of the great Byble. 1553." Reverse 



294 DESCRIPTIONS OF 

blank. " The names of al the bookes of the Byble, and the eon- 
" tent of the chaptres of every boke with the numbre of the leafe/' 
&c. 2 pages. The text, Genesis to 2 Maccabees, fol. i — ccclxxvii, 
wrongly numbered ccclxxxii. Title, within the same compart- 
ment as before, " The newe Testamente in Englishe, &c." St. 
Matthew, &c. fol. ii — xcii. " Table to fynd the Epistles and 
" Gospels, &c. after Salysbury use,"" 2 leaves. On reverse of the 
last, " Imprinted at London by Richarde Grafton, &c. mdliii." 

This volume is printed in two columns, in a remarkably small 
but distinct type. In the margin are references, and indications 
of the portions appointed to be read as daily lessons. There are 
no Prologues, except to the Apocrypha ; no heads of chapters : no 
notes : and no woodcuts. A full page contains 62 lines. 

26.— Bible, Cover dale's, by R. Jugge, 1553. 4°. 
Title, within a black Arabesque border, resembling that of 
Jugge's New Testament of 1552, " The whole Byble, &c. 1553. 
" Prynted at London by Rycharde Jugge, &c." Reverse blank. 
" The bokes of the whole Byble,'' 1 page. Coverdale's dedication 
to King Edward VI. 4 pages. Coverdale's prologue to the reader, 
5 pages. '^ The table and Kalender expressynge the ordre of the 
" Psalmes and Lessons to be sayde at the Morninge and Evenynge 
" prayer, &c." 2 pages. " Proper Psalmes and Lessons, for divers 
" feastes and dayes, &c." 2 pages. An Almanac (beginning 1553) 
and Calendar, in black and red, 8 pages. The Text, in foreign 
type, this being really the edition of 1550. (See above, N^. 19.) 

27.— Bible, Genevan, by R.Hall. 1560. 4«. 
" The Bible and Holy Scriptures conteyned in the olde and 
" Newe Testament. Translated according to the Ebrue and Greke, 
"and conferred with the best translations in divers langages. 
" With moste profitable annotations upon all the hard places, and 
" other thinges of great importance as may appeare in the Epistle 
" to the Reader." Beneath is a woodcut, of the Israelites passing 
through the Red sea, surrounded with texts of Scripture. " At 
" Geneva. Printed by Roidand Hall, m.d.lx." On the back of the 
title is, " The names and order of all the bookes," &c. An Epistle 
or Dedication to Queen Elizabeth, 4 pages, beginning " To the 
"Moste Vertuous and Noble Queue EHsabet, Queue of England, 
"France ad Ireland, &c. your humble subjects of the English 
" Churche at Geneva wish grace and peace from God the Father 



THE OLD TESTAMENT. 205 

" through Christ Jesus our Lord." This Dedication was continued 
" in all the editions till 1583. An address " To our beloved in the 
" Lord, the Brethren of England, Scotland, Ireland," &c. 2 pages*. 
Genesis to 2 Maccabees, fol. 1 — i7i. Then follows a second title, 
" The Newe Testament of our Lord Jesus Christ," &c. with the 
same woodcut and imprint as before. The description of the Holy 
Land, with a niap. "The holy Gospel," &c. fol. 2—122. "A 
" briefe Table of the interpretation of the proper names,'' &c. 7 
pages. " A Table of the principal things contained in the Bible," 17 
pages and a half. " A perfite supputation of the yeres and times 
"from Adam unto Christ,'' 2 pages. "The order of the yeres 
" from Paul's conversion,*' 1 page ; the reverse is blank. 'I'here is 
no colophon. The book is printed in two columns; the text, run- 
ning titles, and signatures, are Roman. The contents of the chap- 
ters are in Italics. The verses are marked at the side. The mar- 
ginal notes are in a smaller Roman character. Very few marginal 
references. Woodcuts in Genesis, Exodus, 1 Kings, &c. At 
Numbers, chap, xxxiii. is a map of the journeys of the Israelites ; 
and at Joshua, ch. xv. a smaller one, of the division of the land of 
Canaan for the twelve tribes : at the end of Ezechiel, a map of the 
Temple and citie restored : before the Acts, a map of places men- 
tioned therein; all these maps are struck off on separate leaves. 
The text is divided into verses (this is the first edition of the Oid 
Testament, in which that division occurs.) The vowels in the He- 
brew names are accented. A full page contains 63 lines. 

2S.— Bible, Cranmer's, by Cawood. 156L 4°. 
Title and preliminary pieces wanting. Genesis to Job, fol. i — 
cciii. " The thirde parte of the Byble," &c. within an architectural 
compartment, The Psalter to Malachi, fol. i — cxxxiii. "The 
" volume of the bookes called Hagiogropha," in a compartment, 
as before ; Esdras, &c. fol. exxxv — ccxiv. At the bottom of this 
last are two woodcuts. " The Newe Testament in English, 
translated after the Greke," &c. in a flowered compartment, with a 
woodcut at top and at bottom. St. Matthew, &c. fol. ii — cii. 
The last two, containing tables, are not numbered. On the recto 
of the last, " Imprinted at London in Powles Churcheyarde, by 
" Jhon Cawoode, Prynter to the Queues Maiestie, mdlxi." The 
type is a small Gothic. There are no woodcuts besides those above 

a This address was omitted after the year 1582. [Anderson.] 



296 DESCRIPTIONS OF 

mentioned. The running titles and paging are in Roman. The 
Latin titles of the Psalms, in Italic. There are marginal references, 
but no notes. A full page contains 61 lines. 

29. — Bible, Cranmer's, by R. Harrison. 1562. fol. 
Title, in black, within the fine Avoodcut formerly used for 
Mathew's Bible of 1537, "The Bible in Englishe, &c. according 
" to the translation that is apointed to be read in Churches. Im- 
" printed at London, in White Crosse strete by Richarde Harrison, 
" anno Domi. 1.5.6.2." On the reverse, an address "With what 
" judgemente the bokes of the olde Testament are to be read ;'' 
and a note "to knowe what is meant by certaine diversitie of 
" letters and markes that we have set in the Byble." A calendar, 
in black and red, 4 pages. Cranmer's prologue, 6 pages. "A 
" description and successe of the kynges,"" &c. 2 pages. " The 
" names of all bookes,'' &c. 1 page ; having on the reverse the 
large cut, of Adam and Eve in Paradise, which appeared in 
Mathew's Bible of 1537. The text. Genesis to Deutv. fol. i — xc. 
On reverse of this last, "The second part of the Bible," &c. 
Josua to Job, fol. i — cxxxviii. On reverse, " The thyrde parte," 
&c. Psalms (unpaged) to Malachi, fol. — clvi. " The fourthe 
" parte," &c. fol. i— Ixxxviij. Title, within the same woodcut as to 
the Old Test. " The newe Testament," &c. Imprinted at London 
by Richarde Harrison, Anno Do. m.vc.lxii. On reverse be- 
gins a Table to find the Epistles and Gospels, 3 pages. A Map 
and description of the Holy Land, 2 pages. The text, fol. i — 
cxix., wrongly numbered cxvii. Colophon, " The ende of the newe 
" Testamente and of the whole Bible, Imprinted at London in 
" White Crosse Strete by Richard Harrison, the yeare of oure 
" Lorde, a thousande fyve hundred thre score and two. Cum 
" privilegio," &c. This edition has small woodcuts in the Apoca- 
lypse, and a few larger ones in diff"erent parts of the Old Testament 
(except the Pentateuch), and the usual ones of the Evangelists, 
St. Paul, &c. There are marginal heads and references. The 
Psalms are divided into verses. At Ezechiel, ch. xlvii., a large 
map is inserted between foil, cxxvi. and cxxvii., and there are 
others, at Numbers, ch. xxxiii., Joshua, ch. xv., and after the book 
of Acts. The heads of chapters, as far as Judges, ch. ix., are 
printed in a diflPerent type from those of the rest of the volume. 
A fuU page contains 58 lines. 



THE OLD TESTAMENT. J97 

SO.-^Bible, Genevan. Ce/iwa, 1562. /o/. 

Title, " The Bible [in very large letters] nnd Holy Scripturct," 
&c. In the middle of the page is the figure of a seven-branched 
candlestick, with texts of Scripture. Below it, " Printed at Geneva, 
" M.D.Lxii." On the reverse, "The names and order of all the 
" Bookes," &c. The Epistle to Queen Elizabeth, 3 pages. " To 
" our beloved brethren," &c., 2 pages. On the reverse begins the 
Text, Genesis to 2 Maccabees, fol. 5 — 432, reverse blank. "The 
" Newe Testament," &c., with the figure of the candlestick, as be- 
fore. "Printed at Geneva, m.d.lxi."" On reverse, "The order 
" of the yeres from PauPs conversion.*' A large Map, headed 
" The description of the holie land, &c.'* The Text, fol. 2—111. 
" Tables, of interpretation of Proper names, and of the Principal 
" things," &c. and " a Perfite supputation of the yeres, &c. unto 
" this present yere 1500." 21 pages unnumbered. The volume it 
printed in Roman type. The vowels are accented. There are de- 
tached maps in Numbers and Joshua; and a large folding plan 
of the City of Jerusalem and the Temple, at the end of Ezechiel. 
Mr. Wilson notices two curious misprints, viz. " Blessed are the 
" place-makei'Sy'' Matth. v. 9., and in the contents of Luke, ch. xxi. 
" Christ condemneth the poor widow."" 

31. — Bible, Cranmer^s. Rouen, 156G./o/. 

The title, in red and black, within a large woodcut, representing 
the Divine Glory at the top, Jesus Christ and Moses on the sides, 
and Queen Elizabeth seated on her throne at the bottom, " The 
" Bible. In Englyshe of the largest and greatest volume, that is 
" to saye : the contentes of all the holye Scripture, booth of the 
" oulde and newe 1'estament. According to the translation apoynt- 
" ed by the Queenes Maiesties Iniunctions to be read in all 
" churches within her Maiesties Realme. At Rouen, at the coste 
" and charges of Richard Carraarden. Cum privilegio. 1566."' 
The reverse is blank. 

The order how the rest of holy Scripture (beside the Psalter) is 
appoynted to be read. Proper lessons. Briefe declaration, &c. 
To fynd Easter. Calendar. The Prologe. Morning Prayer. 
Evenyng Prayer. The Letanie. The Collects, and names of all 
the bookes of the Bible. (Together, 21 leaves.) The Text, 
Genesis to Deut.y, fol. i — Ixxxviii. Seconde parte, Joshua to Hiob, 
fol. i — cxxxiiii. " at the cost and charges of Rychard Carmarden, 

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298 DESCRIPTIONS OF 

'' 1566/' The thirde parte, &c. Psalms to Malachi, fol. i— cl. 
The Apocripha, fol. ii — xc. Title, within the same engraving as 
to the Old Testament, but in black only, " The newe Testament 
'^ in Englyshe translated after the Greke/' fol. i — cxiii. Colophon, 
^' The ende of the newe Testament, m.d.lxvi." A Table of 
Epistles and Gospels, 1 leaf unnumbered. 

The volume is very well printed. The Latin titles of the 
Psalms are in Roman capitals. The initial letters of chapters are 
cut in wood. A full page contains 58 lines. 

32.— Bible, the Bishops'. 1568. fol. 

Title, within a narrow border, " The. holie. Bible, conteynyng the 
" Olde Testament and the newe.*" All the rest of the page is oc- 
cupied with a copperplate engraving, in the centre of which is a half 
length of Queen Elizabeth within an oval : (the rest as described 
in Lewis, p. 240) ; reverse blank. " The summe of the whole Scrip- 
" ture,*' 1 leaf. " A Table of the genealogie from Adam to Christ,"" 

11 pages. The initial letter contains Archbishop Parker's arms, 
&c. beneath which is the date 1568. " A Table of the books of the 
" Old Testament : the newe in lyke manner," 2 pages. Then fol- 
lows one blank page. " Proper lessons for Sundays, for holy dayes," 
2 pages. *' Proper psalms on certayne dayes." "The order howe 
" the reste of holy Scripture is to be read.'' " A briefe declaration 
"when every terme beginneth and endeth." "An almanacke for 
"30 years, beginning 1561." " To fynde Easter for ever." "These 
" to be observed for holy dayes." " A Table for the order of the 
" psalmes." These pieces together occupy 4 pages. A Calendar, 

12 pages. Archbishop Parker's preface, in the Roman letter, 6 
pages. Cranmer's prologue or preface, in Gothic letter, 5 pages. 
" A description of the yeres from the Creation of the world until 
" this present year of 1568," 1 page. *'The order of the books of 
" the Old Testament ; of the Newe Testament ;" 1 page : reverse 
blank. The text, Genesis, &c. with a woodcut at the beginning, 
fol. i— cxxviii. On a separate leaf, " The seconde part of the 
" Byble, conteyning these bookes. The booke of Josuah b," &c. Un- 
derneath is an engraving on copper, of Lord Leicester in armour, 
within an oval. " The booke of Josuah, &c." fol. ii— clxxxv. On 

b Mr. Lea Wilson had, between foil, jects from the book of Judges, formed 

i8 and 19 of part 2, a separate leaf, into one design. He had not seen that 

pontaining an elaborate and beautiful leaf in any other copy besides his own. 
wood-engraving, representing nine sub- 



THE OLD TESTAMENT. t9t 

a separate leaf, " The thirde parte," &c. Beueath is a woodcut, of 
King David playing on the harp. On the reverse, " A prologue of 
*' St. Bnsill the great, upon the Psalmes,'* printed in ItaCtc, with 
Lord Burleigh*8 arms in the initial D. At the beginning of the 
first Psalm is a copper-plate of Lord Burleigh standing between 
two pillars, holding in his left hand a Hebrew book open, and in 
his right hand the initial B «. " The Psalmes,*" &c. fol. ii — cciiiL 
On a separate leaf, " The volume of the bookes called Apocrypha,** 
&c. Beneath is a woodcut. " The thirde booke of Esdraa,'' &c. fol. 
ii — cxviii. On the reverse of the last leaf is a " Description of the 
" holye landc,'* with a map. On the next leaf is the title of the 
New Testament, being a wood engraving similar in design to the 
frontispiece of the Old Testament, except that the ovnl there occu- 
pied by the portrait of Queen Elizabeth is here left blank, and 
within it is printed, ^ "The uewe Testament of our Saviour Jesus 
" Christe."" On the reverse is " A preface into the newe Testa- 
" ment,"" printed in Roman letter, with Archbishop Parker's arms, 
&c. as before, in the initial letter. The text, St. Matthew, &c. fol. 
ii — clvi. On the reverse of this begins a Table to find the Epistles 
and Gospels, continued to the next leaf, which is by mistake num- 
bered clix. On the reverse of this last is the colophon, and Jugge's 
device ; but no date. There are marginal references, notes, and 
various readings. The contents are prefixed to each chapter. The 
running title is printed in Roman characters. All the initials of 
books and chapters are cut in wood. On folio ii. b. of part i . is a 
small map of the garden of Eden. On fol. liii. is a woodcut of the 
Tabernacle and manner of encamping of the Israelites ; which fills 
the whole page. On folio Ixxiiii, are two tables of consanguinity 
and afiinity. At fol. cv. is a map of the joumejdngs through the 
desert. After Joshua, chap. xix. is a map of the division of the 
land of Canaan. At the end of the Psalms, in some copies, is a 
table entitled, Numerus secundum Hebraos. At the end of the 
Acts is a map of the journeys of St. Paul, followed by " the order 
" of tymes." The whole number of engravings, including the title, 
portraits, and maps, is 143. A full page of text contains 57 lines d. 

c Of this portrait Bagford says. Secretary Cecil's arms, also some of 

" Because Secretary Cecil holds in his the other initials, which with execrable 

" hand an Hebrew book, some think taste were selected from Ovid's Meta- 

" it to be the portraiture of Hugh raorphoses, occur in a folio edition of 

" Broughton, the Hebrician." Grafton's Chronicle, printed by Henry 

d Four of the cuts from this edition, Denham, in the next year, 1569. 



together with the letter D containing 



Qq2 



300 DESCRIPTIONS OF 

SS.— Bible, Cranmer's, {J. Cawood). 1568. 4°. Y- 

Title, within an architectural compartment, having two cherubs 
at the upper corners, and military ornaments on the sides, " The 
" Bible in English, that is to say : The content of all the holy 
" Scripture, bothe of the olde and newe Testament. According to 
" the translation that is appointed to be read in the churches. 
" Anno 1568." [Every alternate line of the foregoing is printed 
in red.l On the reverse, ^^An Almanack for xiii yeares,"" begin- 
ning 1567. A Calendar, in black and red, 12 pages. "A Table 
" for the order of the Psalmes to be sayd at Morning and Evening 
" Prayer," in black and red, 1 page. " The order how the rest of 
" holy Scripture is to be read," 1 page. The text, with an initial 
letter figuring two birds, fol. 1 — 109. A Title, within a flowered 
border, "The seconde parte of the Byble, &c.'' fol. 1—163. One 
blank leaf. A Title, within an architectural frame, having a head 
in the centre of the upper part, and at the bottom Cawood^ s cypher, 
" The thirde parte &c." (this leaf is unnumbered) fol. 164—344. 
Title, Avithin the same frame, " The volume of the bokes called Ha- 
" giogropha." On reverse, an address to the reader. The text, 
fol. 345 — 438. Title, within five woodcuts, representing at the top 
the Last Supper, at bottom the Crucifixion, " The Newe Testament 
" in English, translated after the Greke, conteyuing these bookes, 
" Mathewe, &c." in black only. Reverse blank. The text, fol. i — 
the last leaf in this copy is fol. 125, on reverse of which chapter xxii 
of the Revelation begins. 

The volume is wholly printed in black letter, in two columns. 
It has marginal references : no notes : no heads of chapters. The 
numbering of the pages is very faulty. The type is small. A full 
page contains 53 lines, 

Z'L.—Bihle, the Bishops, by Jugge. 1569. 4P. v 

Title-page, elegantly engraved on copper, containing a portrait 
of Queen Elizabeth seated on a throne. Beneath it, the words 
" The holi Bible," are engraved. Reverse, blank. " The preface," 
5 pages. " The prayer," 1 page. " The whole Scripture of the 
" Bible is divided &c." 3 pages. "The newe Testament in lyke 
" maner" Sec. 2 pages. "A Kalender," in black and red, 12 pages. 
" The order howe the rest of holy Scripture" &c. and " Proper les- 
">sons" &c. together 8 pages. " The order of Morning and Even- 
" ing prayer," 8 pages. The Text, Genesis (with a large initial I, 



THE OLD TESTAMENT. 801 

dated 1569, containing Archbishop Parker's arma) — to Deutero- 
nomy, fol. 1 — 105 : 1 leaf containing Jugge's dencc. Joshua be- 
gins on fol. 113: bnt Mr. Wilson has found the same inaccuracj 
of paging in all the copies which he examined, and believes that 
nothing is wanting. The initial-letter of Joshua contains the Earl 
of Leicester's arms. Job ends on fol. 261. " The thirde part of 
" the Bible, &c.'' fol. 2—172. The initial letter of the Psalms 
contains Lord Burleigh's coat of arms. " The volume of the bookes 
" called Apocrypha, &c." fol. 2—101 (for 100). A map of the Holy 
Land. Title, in a handsome woodcut border, " The newe Testa- 
" ment of our Lorde and Saviour Jesus Christ. 1569. Cum privi- 
" legio." The reverse blank. The Text, fol. 2—127. A Table, 
3 pages. On the last, " Finis. Imprinted at London in powles 
" Churchyarde by Richarde Jugge, Printer to the Queenes Maiestie. 
" Cum privilegio Regise Maiestatis.*" " Faultes escaped in the 
" pryntyng," 1 leaf. 

This book is printed in two columns, in black letter. The run- 
ning titles, contents of chapters, marginal notes (but not refer- 
ences), Latin titles and arguments of the Psalms, and the inter- 
polations of the Text, are in a small Roman letter. 

A full page contains 61 lines. 

S^.-^Bible, Genevan, Geneva. 1569. 4". • 
Title, " The Bible and Holy Scriptures conteyned &c. (as in edit. 
1560.) There is added in this second edition certeine tables— and 
a Calender historical, with other things. At Geneva, Printed by 
John Crespin mdlxix.*" Reverse blank. Dedication, 3 pages ; ad- 
dress " to our beloved"' &c. 2 pages ; names and order of all the 
books &c. 1 page : Declaration of the Golden number, and other 
tables, 6 pages : A supputation of years, 1 page : A cycle of the 
Sun, 1 page : Calendar, 6 pages ; " Faires in Fraunce and elswhere," 
1 page. The Text, Genesis to Malachi, p. 1 — 410. Apocrypha, 

p. 1 94, Table of interpretation of Proper Names, 10 pages : one 

blank leaf. A Map of the Holie liand. Title of the New Testa- 
ment — printed by John Crespin mdlxviii. Matthew to Revela- 
tion, p. 2 — 129. Table of piincipaU things, 18 pages. Supputa- 
tion of years from Adam to Christ, 2 pages; order of years from 
Paul's Conversion, 1 page. — N. B. Sternhold's Psalms, printed at 
Geneva in 1569, arc usually attached to this edition of the Bible. 



302 DESCRIPTIONS OF 

ZQ.— Bible, TJie Bishops'. 1572. fol. 

N. B. As this resembles the edition of 1568 in many particulars, 
I have chiefly noticed those in which it differs from it : for the 
rest^ consult the description of that edition. 

Title, " The holie Bible." Beneath is the same copper-plate and 
portrait. The Almanac begins with 1572, and ends with 1610. The 
Calendar has the signs of the Zodiac in the inner margin : and 
most of the Romish saints are taken away from it. The descrip- 
tion of the years is brought down to 1572. The dates in the 
several initials are changed from 1568 to 1572, (the last figure 
being scarcely legible.) The woodcut at the beginning of Genesis 
is diflerent, and is placed in a sort of frame composed of another 
woodcut. The engravings throughout the whole volume, including 
the titles, portraits, and maps, are only 30 in number. The Text, 
Genesis, &c. fol. i — cxii. The plate of Lord Leicester's portrait e 
has been retouched. In the initial letter of the book of Joshua 
are his arms. Josuah, &c. fol. cxiiii — cclxx. The map at Joshua 
chap. xxi. is engraved on copper, on a detached paper. Before the 
book of Ezra is " A very profitable declaration for the understand- 
'^ ing of the histories of Esdras, Nehemias, Esther, Daniel, and 
" divers other places of Scripture." The portrait of Lord Bur- 
leigh e is placed on the leaf containing the title, " The thirde parte 
" of the Bible," &c. The engraving has been so retouched, that 
the character of the countenance is completely changed. The 
initial B. is also removed from it, but traces of it are still visible 
in the plate. There are two versions of the Psalter, that of the 
Great Bible, in black letter, and a new one, after the Hebrewes, 
in Roman. Psalms, &c. fol. ii — clxxxix. (for cxc.) In the initial 
letter of Jeremiah are Lord Burleigh's arms. Esdras iii. &c. fol. 
ii — cv. Prefixed to the first book of the Maccabees is " A neces- 
" sary table for the knowledge of the state of Juda, from the be- 
" ginning of the monarchy of the Greeks until the death and pas- 
" sion of Jesus Christe." 

The New Testament, fol. ii— cxxxviii. 2 more leaves of table 
unnumbered. The colophon, with the date 1572, is on the recto 

e Respecting these portraits, the fol- " et Davidis, ad gratiam eorum viis et 

lowing quaint note appears in the Cata- " modis satis iniquis conciliandani, ex 

logue of Thomas Rawlinson, attached " ipsius Archiepiscopi Cantuar. hor- 

to a copy of this edition (No. 2516). " tatu, in sere exaratas, operae pretium 

" N. B. Icones Comitum Leicestrise et " sit observare. T. R." 
** Burleigh, ad capita Librorum Josuse 



THE OLD TESTAMENT. 80S 

of the last. The portraits of the Evangelists difier from those in 
the former edition : and portraits of St. James and St. PetcT are 
here prefixed to their Epistles. Tlie cuts of the Revelation are 
brought all together, and prefixed on one leaf to the book, instead 
of being dispersed through it. 

These two editions are very frequently found robbed of their 
portraits; but it seems that these were not originally added to 
every copy. For instance, in the library of Balliol college is a very 
fine copy of the edition of 1572; in which the pages are perfect, 
but the portraits have never been impressed. 

The paper of this edition is much finer and stronger than that 
of 1568. 

37.— Bible, Genevan, Edinburgh. 1576—9. fol. 

Title, in black, " The Bible and Holy Scriptures, &c.'' In the 
middle of the page is a large cut, of the arms of Scotland ; and be- 
neath it, " Printed in Edinburgh Be Alexander Arbuthnet, Printer 
"to the Kingis Maiestie, dwelling at yc Kirk of feild."" 1579. On 
reverse, " The names and order of all the bookes,*" &c. A Dedica- 
tion to King James VI. 4 pages. " An double Calendare — the 
" Romane and the Hebre,"" &c. An Almanac — Table to find out 
the sign of the moon, &c. Rules for understanding the Calendar. 
Some verses, " Of the incomparable treasure of the Holy Scrip- 
" tures," &c. " A description and successe," &c. " An exhorta- 
" tion to the studie,'' &c. The printer's device. These pieces to- 
gether fill 18 pages. The Text, Genesis to 2 Maccabees, fol. 1 — 
503. " The thirde Boke of the Maccabees, new lie translated out 
"of the original Greke."" [But though this is announced, it 
never was added.] 1 blank leaf. Title, " The Newe Testament," 
&c., with the same cut of the Scottish arms, and beneath, " At 
"Edinburgh. Printed by Thomas Bassandyne, m.d.i.xxvi." Re- 
verse blank. The Text, fol. 1—125. Table of proper names, " A 
"Perfite supputation of the yeres," to 1570: "The order of the 
" yeres,'"* &c. together 27 pages. 

The volume is printed in Roman letter. The vowels are accented. 
In Genesis and Exodus are a few woodcuts. A map at Numbers 
ch. xxiii. another, on a separate leaf, at Joshua ch. xv. and a folded 
plan of the Temple of Jerusalem, at the end of Ezekiel. 

Perfect copies of this edition are very rare. 



304 DESCRIPTIONS OF 

38. — Bible, Genevan, hy Barker^ 1583. royal fol. 

Title, in black and red, within a woodcut border, " The Bible 
" translated according to the Ebrew and Greeke, &c. Imprinted at 
" London by Christopher Barker, &c. 1583." Dedication to the 
Queen, 2 pages. " To the diligent and Christian reader,""" 1 page. 
Cranmer's prologue, 4 pages. The genealogy of Christ, 11 pages. 
An Almanac, beginning 1578, 1 page : Calendar, 12 pages. 
The names and order of the books, 1 page, in black and red. 
" Howe to take profyt, &c." 1 page. " The summe of the whole 
" Scripture,'' 2 pages. " Certaine questions and answeres touching 
"the doctrine of Predestination,"" 2 pages. In a handsome border, 
the verses " Of the incomparable treasure,'"* &c. I page : on reverse, 
an engraving of Adam and Eve. The text. Genesis to Job, I —262. 
On a separate leaf, " The Psalter or Psalms of David,'' &c. Psalms 
to Malachi, 264 — 347. On a separate leaf, " The bookes called 
" Apocrypha,"" &c. 438 — 532. Title, in the same border as before, 
" The Newe Testament, &c. Imprinted at London, &c. C B." On 
reverse, a small map and description. The text, I — 137. Tables, 
18 pages. "A perfite Supputation,"" &c. 2 pages; ending with a 
vignette, the large coat of arms, the imprint and date, as at first. — 
The book is finely printed, and the paper excellent. 

m.—Bihle, the Bishops'. 1585. fol. 

Title, in black and red, within a compartment of fanciful archi- 
tecture, "The Holy Byble, &c."" Reverse blank. — Cranmer's pro- 
logue, 4 pages; Genealogies, 11 pages; Almanac, beginning 1580, 
1 page; Calendar, 12 pages: the books of the Old and New Test. 
&c. 3 pages : on reverse of the last, a large cut of Adam and Eve. 
The text. Genesis to 2 Maccabees, fol. 1—536. Title of the New 
Testament, within the same compartment; on reverse, a Preface: 
Description of the Holy Land, with a map, 1 page : table of Gene- 
alogy, &c. 1 page; the text, fol. 3 — 137: on reverse of last, the 
Royal Arms, and the colophon. — This edition has no woodcuts. 
A full page contains 58 lines. 

/I 
40.— Bible, Douay version. 1609—1610. 4°. 

Title, " The Holie Bible Faithfully Translated into English, out 
" of the authenticall Latin. Diligently conferred with the Hebrew, 
" Greeke, and other Editions in divers languages. With Argu- 
" meutes of the Bookes and Chapters : Annotations : Tables : and 



THE OLD TESTAMENT. 806 

" other helpes, for better understanding of the Text : for diicovene 
" of corruptions in some late translations : and for clearing Con- 
''troversies in Religion. By the English College of Doway. Isaiah 
" 12, &c. Printed at Doway by Lawrence Kellam, at the ligne of 
" the holie Lamhe, mdcix.*" On reverse, the Approbation : AddreM 
to the English reader, 12 pages; "The summe and partition of 
" the Holie Bible,*' 4 pages : Argument of Genesis, 2 pages ; the 
Text, p. 1—1114. " To the Curteous reader,'' &c. p. 1115. 

Title, " The Second Tome of the Holie Bible,'' &c. mdcx. On re- 
verse, the Approbation : " Proemial Annotations on the Psalms," 
12 pages : the Text, p. 15 — 1071 ; on reverse, a Table of the 
Epistles taken from the Old Testament ; an historical table of the 
Old Testament, p. 1073—1096. Table of principal things, p. 1097 
— 1123. Errata, 1 page, unnumbered; reverse blank. 

41.— Bible, Genevan, Edinburgh, A. Hart. 1010. fol. 

Title, " The Bible, that is, the Holy Scriptures contained, &c. 
" At Edinburgh, Printed by Andro Hart, and are to be sold at his 
" Buith, on the North side of the gate, a litle beneath the Crosse. 
" Anno Dom. 1610,"' " To the Christian reader,^ 2 pages. An 
Almanac and Table for 50 years to come (beginning 1610), 2 pages. 
" A declaration of conformitie, &C.'*' " A Kalender," 3 pages. The 
verses "Of the incomparable treasure, &c." And the names and 
order of the books, 2 pages ; in all, 6 leaves. 

This edition was esteemed for many years as being very correctly 
printed ; and it formed a kind of standard copy for several suc- 
ceeding editions in Scotland. 

AsH.— Bible, Authorized. First edition. 1611. fol. 
Title, within a handsome copper-plate, exhibiting on the sides 
full-length figures of Moses and Aaron ; at the comers, the four 
Evangelists ; at the top, a group, of SS. Peter, Paul, Andrew, and 
ether saints, with the Holy Spirit and the name lEHOVAH : at 
bottom, within an oval, a Pelican feeding her young ; the engraver s 
name, " C. Boel, fecit— in Richmont," — " The Holy Bible, conteyn- 
" ing the Old Testament and the New : Newly translated out of 
" the Originall tongues : and with the former Translations dili- 
'' gently compared and revised, by his Maiesties speciall Co- 
" mandement. Appointed to be read in churches. Imprinted at 
'.' London by Robert Barker, Printer to the King's most Excellent 

&r 



306 DESCRIPTIONS OF DETACHED BOOKS 

" Maiestie. Anno Dom. 1611.'' This is followed by another title, 
in letter-press, within a woodcut border, having the same words. — 
Dedication to King James, 3 pages ; Address of the translators to 
the reader, 11 pages; Calendar, in black and red, 12 pages; Al- 
manac, beginning 1603, with table to find Easter, 2 pages ; Table 
of Psalms and Lessons, &c. 4 pages ; " Dayes to be observed," &c. 
1 page ; Names and order of the Books, 1 page ; The Genealogies 
of holy Scripture (title within two black lines), 36 pages. A map 
of Canaan engraved on copper, by John More and Jo. Speede, 
dated 1611 ; on its back, a table of all the places mentioned in the 
map. The text, in two columns, with marginal notes : the pages 
enclosed within single black lines : the Signatures, a — z, a a — z z, 
A a a — z z z, A a a a— z z z z, a a a a a — c c c c c, in sixes, ending 
with the Apocrypha. — Title, "The New Testament, fee." within a 
woodcut of fanciful architecture, with figures of the Evangelists, 
medallions, &c. and the imprint as before; reverse blank. The 
text, A 2 — z, A a, in sixes. After Revelation, the word finis. The 
letter of the text is Gothic : heads of chapters, and marginal notes, 
in Boman : various readings, in Italic. A full page contains 59 
lines. 

N. B. See in Mr. Lea Wilson's Catalogue a detailed account of 
minute differences which distinguish genuine copies of this first 
edition from some others which greatly resemble it. 



DESCRIPTIONS OF DETACHED BOOKS OF 
THE OLD TESTAMENT. 

I.— Pentateuch, Tyndale's. 1530. 12°. 

Title, " The fyrst boke of Moses called Genesis ; " within a border 
of wood. On the reverse, " W. T. to the reader," occupying 7 
pages. " A prologue, shewing the use of the Scripture," 8 pages. 

" The fyrst boke," &c. fol. i— Ixxvi. On the reverse begins *' a 
" Table expoundinge certeyne wordes," 7 pages : at the end of 
the seventh is this Colophon; "Emprented at Malborow in the 
" lande of Hesse by me Hans Luft ^ the yere of oure Lorde 
" M.ccccc.xxx. the xvii. dayes of Januarii." On the reverse of fol. 



OF THE OLD TESTAMENT. 

V. (Genesis, c. 4.) is a marginal note, occupying the whole length 
of the page. 

A full page contains (generally, but not always,) 31 lines. ^ 

The Letter is a Dutch Gothic. The Signatures are Gothic 
Capitals. 

'' A Prologe in to the seconde boke of Moses called Exodus." 
8 leaves. 

" The seconde boke of Moses, called Exodus," (within the same 
woodcut as before.) 

Exodus, fol. ii— Ixxvi. On foil, xliii. xliv. xlv. xlvi. xlvii. xlviiL 
xlix. 1. Ivi. Ivii. are woodcuts, nearly filling the page. 

** A prologe into the thirde boke of Moses, called Leviticus," 
(within the former woodcut,) occupying 8 leaves. 

" The thyrde Boke," &c. (within the woodcut.) fol. ii— lii. 

" A prologe into the fourth boke," &c. as before ; 10 leaves. 

" The fourthe boke," &c. fol. ii— Ixvii. 

" A prologe into the fyfte boke," &c. as before ; 4 leaves. 
" The first chapter of Deuteronomye," fol. i — Ixiii. At the end is 
an explanation of some Hebrew words, occupying part of the next 
leaf. 

Genesis and Numbers are printed in Gothic character; the 
others in Roman, except the letter W. It is nearly certain, that 
these two books were published before the others. Perhaps the 
books of Exodus, Leviticus, and Deuteronomy, were executed at 
some other place ; possibly at Hamburgh. Genesis and Numbers 
have 31 lines in a page ; the other books 28. ITiere are some 
marginal notes throughout, but no woodcuts, except in Exodus. 

2.— Pentateuch, Tyndales. 1534. 12«. ', 

Title, between four woodcuts, 

" The firste boke of Moses called Genesis, newly correctyd and 
" amendyd by W. T. m.d.xxxiiii." 

" Unto the reader. W. T." xi pages. 

Genesis begins on the reverse of the last leaf of the preface ; 
and the next leaf is paged i. It ends on fol. Ixxxi. b. At the end 
is " The end of the first boke off Moses called Genesis." It is 
printed in Roman letter. The other four books are exactly as in 
the edition of 1530. There are a few marginal notes. 

S.^Isaiah, by George Joye. 1531. 16". 
Title, within a compartment, " The Prophete Isaye ^ Translated 

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308 DESCRIPTIONS OF DETACHED BOOKS 

" into englysshe ^ by George Joye, My shepe heare my voyce (saith 
" Christe) Joan x. Every man that is of y^ truthe hearethe my 
'' voyce. Joan, xviii. Despyse not the doctrine ad warninge of y^ 
*' Prophete of God." Reverse blank. Prologue, 7 leaves. The 
text, " The vision or prophecy of Isaye, &c." 112 leaves, unnum- 
bered. Sign. A — p, in eights. On recto of fol. 112, "Printed in 
" Straszburg by Balthassar Beckeuth in the year of our lorde 1531. 
"the X daye of Maye;" reverse blank. The text is printed in a 
large German letter : the running titles and heads of chapters in 
the same. The initials are cut in wood. There are only two mar- 
ginal notes or references ; but occasionally a pointing hand occurs 
in the margin. The stops are, the sloping line, colon, period, and 
note of interrogation. A full page contains 25 lines. 

The spelling is generally very incorrect ; so that the modern 
reader will scarcely be disposed to agree with George Joye, that 
his book is " Isaye speakinge playne Englisshe." 

Nothing can be finer than the condition of the copy at Bristol, 
which formerly belonged to Herbert. 

4. — Jeremiah^ by G. Joye. 1534. 12°. 

Title, "Jeremy the Prophete, translated into Englisshe: by 
" George Joye, &c. The Songe of Moses is added in the ende, to 
*' magnif ye our Lorde for the fall of our Pharao, the Bisshop of 
" Rome. Anno. m.d. and xxxiiii. in the monethe of Maye." Pre- 
face, 13 pages. Errata, 1 page. Text, fol. i— c. Lamentations, 
fol. ci— cix. The prayer of Jeremi, fol. ex. The Song of Moses, 
fol. cxi. cxii. At the end is the word '^ Finish There is no colo- 
phon. The volume has marginal notes : some few chapters have 
an argument prefixed, in a smaller letter. A full page contains 29 
lines. 

5,— The Book oj Joshua, by Coverdale. No mark. (1539?) 12o. 

Title, within an architectural woodcut, "Annotations in the 
" boke of Josue shewynge breflye in every chapter by comon places 
" how thys boke servyth for oure learnynge, what is y^ profyt and 
" the use therof whych is the fyrst boke of the seconde part of the 
^' Bible." On reverse. The printer to the reader. " The auctor 
" to the Reader," 4 pages. The Annotations, sign, a 4— i. 5. recto; 
reverse blank. The text, [Coverdale's version] with a separate 
title, (sign, i 6) having a woodcut of Joshua, the same as that 
prefixed to this book in the Bible of 1535. On reverse, the printer's 



OF THE OLD TESTAMENT. 800 

Notice of faultes, &c. ending, ** I have left the fautes tyll that albe 
" printed, and than I wyll set the fautes out in order a« I have 
" comytted them." The first chapter, &c. Sign, i 7 — p v. reverse. 
" The eynde of the bo. of Josua."" " A brcfe somme of this bokc," 
&c. 1 page. The errata, 3 pages. 

The volume is badly printed, with worn-out types. The initials 
of chapters are cut in wood. Pointing hands are in the text and 
margin. Mr. Lea Wilson judges the book to have been printed 
by Thomas Gybson, in 1538 or 1539. 

6.— The Books of Solomon, by R. Redman. 1540. 18«. 
Title, within a neat woodcut border, " Here begynneth the Pro- 
" verbes of Salomon. Wherunto is added dyvers other Bookes of 
" the Byble. Very good and profytable for every Chrysten man 
" for to knowe. Prynted in the yeare of our Lorde. 1510." On 
the reverse, " The contentis of this Booke. | The Proverbes of Sa- 
"lomon. I EccLEsiAST. | The boke of the Preacher. | Cantica 
" Canticorum I The Ballet of Ballettes | Liber Sapientie | The 
" Boke of wysdome. | Ecclesiasti. | The boke of Jesus Syrac. 
" I The nomber of Chapiters of every Boke | Proverbia Salo- 
*'monis. xxxi. &c." The text, a 2 — v 6 rev. One leaf, with 
"Here endeth the boke of Jesus ^ the sonne of Sirache. &c. 
** FINIS hujus libri."* On reverse, " Imprynted at London in 
" Flete Strete ^ by me Robert Redma dwelling &c. Anno Domini 
M.DDDDDXL." On the next leaf is Redman's device : the reverse is 
blank. The running titles and chapters are in Roman capitals. A 
full page contains 34 lines. 

7.— Daniel, by G. Joye. 1545. 12°. 

Title, " The exposicion of Daniel the Prophete gathered oute of 
" Philip Melanchton, Johan Ecolampadius, Chonrade Pellicane, & 
" out of Johan Draconite, &c. By George Joye. A Prophecye 
" diligently to be noted of al Emprowres & kinges in these lastc 
" dayes. (Then follow two texts of Scripture.) 1545. In Auguste.** 
A dedication to Maurice Duke of Saxony, by Ph. Melancthou, 7 
pages. " The argument of the hole boke," 8 pages. " A brefe 
" supputacion of the ages and yeris of the worlde." The volume 
contains fol. 244, numbered from the title inclusive. At the end 
is, " Emprinted at Geneve. 1545. G. I." 

The running title, text, and marginal notes, are all in the same 
Gothic letter. A full page contains 30 lines. 



$10 DESCRIPTIONS OF DETACHED BOOKS 

8. — The Apocrypha^ by Daye and Seres. 1549. 12°. 

Title, within a flowered corapartmentj in the lower part of which 
is the date 1549, "The volume of the bokes called Apocripha:" 
the reverse is filled with a woodcut. " To the reader/^ 2 pages. 
The thyrd boke of Esdras, &c. beginning on a iii. Tobias begins 
on I vii. Ecclesiasticus with a prologue, on u vi. 2 Maccabees 
on p p viii. 3 Maccabees ends on y y iii. " Imprinted at London 
" by Jhon Day, &c. and Wylliara Seres, dwellinge, &c.^' There 
are marginal references and notes. The heads of chapters are 
printed in a smaller character. A full page contains 33 lines. 

9.— The Books of Solomon, by E. Whitchurch. (1549?) 12«. 

The title, within a compartment: Address to the Christen 
reader. The Proverbes, &c. fol. ii — clii. There are marginal notes. 
The signatures run in eights. At the end is, " Imprynted in Lon- 
" don in the olde Jury by Edwarde Whytchurch.^' A full page 
contains 34 lines. 

10.— The Books of Solomon, by W. Bonham. 12". 

The title, within a compartment ; on the sill of which are the 
initials N. H. The Proverbes, &c. beginning on sign, a ii. The 
Ballett of Ballettes, on h v. Wisdom, on i v. Ecclesiasticus, on 
M viii. it ends on y ii. On a spare leaf is, " Imprinted at London 
" in Panic's Churcheyarde, &c. by Wylliam Bonham.'^ The signa- 
tures run in eights. There are marginal notes. The heads of 
chapters are in a smaller character. A full page contains 31 lines. 
The Museum copy formerly belonged to Elias Ashmole. 

II.— Baldwin'' s Canticles of Solomon. 1549. 4". 
Title, within an architectural compartment, bearing Whit- 
church's device at the bottom, " The Canticles or Balades of Salo- 
" mon, phraselyke declared in Englysh metres, by William Bald- 
" win. M.D.xLix." On the reverse is an address to the reader, ex- 
plaining the Book to be a dialogue between Christ and his Church. 
This is followed by a dedication to King Edward VI. of four pages, 
dated " at London the first of June 1549." The text, viz. chapter 
1st, according to the text in the Great Bible, succeeded by an argu- 
ment of each Song prefixed to the Songs themselves. The work 
ends on the reverse of p. 1 1.— after which follows one leaf, contain- 
ing the Interpretation of the Hebrew words, and a notice of an 



OF THE OLD TESTAMENT. 811 

Erratum ; and a second leaf, of which the recto is blank, and the 
reverse has Baldwin's device, and the colophon " Imprinted at 
" London by William Baldwin, servaunt with Edwarde Whit* 
" churche. Cum privilegio ad imprimendum solum." 

Lord Charlemont*s copy of this scarce book was fonnerly Tom. 
Heame''s ; and bears the well-known formula, " Suum cuiquc. 
•'Tho». Heame 1722. Feb. 5." 

12.— /fa//'* Proverbes, ^c. {printed by Raynalde.) 1550. 12«». 

Title, within a border of four pieces, " Certayn chapters take out 
" of the Proverbes of Salom(3, wyth other chapters of the holy 
" Scripture, and certayne Psalmes of David, translated into English 
" metre, by John Hall. Whych Proverbes of late were set forth, 
" Imprinted and untruely entituled, to be thee doynges of Mayster 
" Thomas Stenihold, late grome, of the Kynges Maiesties robes, 
"as by thys copye it may be perceaved. m.d.l." The reverse is 
blank. Dedication, " To the ryghte good ad worshypful Mayster 
John Bricket of Elta Esqre.," 6 pages : a preface to the reader, on 
the excellence and usefulness of the Proverbs and Psalms, 6 pages : 
the text, viz Proverbs, chapt i. v. 8, to the end of chapt. xi. The 
vith chapter of the Book of Wisdom : the ixth chapter of Ecclesi- 
asticus : the iiid chapter of St. Paul's 2d Epistle to the Thessa- 
lonians : certayne Psalms of David, \\z. Ps. xxi. xxxiii. liii. Ixiiii. 
cxiii. cxii. cxliiii. — at the end of which, on sign, o x is " Finis. Im- 
" printed at Londo in Panics church yearde, at the signe of the 
" Starre, by Thomas Raynalde." The leaves are unnumbered : the 
signatures run in eights, a — o, except o which has ten leaves. The 
whole is in black letter, of 2 sizes. A full page contains 25 lines in 
the chapter of Ecclesiasticus, and 24 in the other parts. — The 
punctuation is very incorrect. The Cambridge copy is perfect and 
in fine condition. I never heard of a second. 

12*.— Pentateuch, by Tyndale, 1551. 12°. 7 

The title, within a wooden compartment, 

" The fyrste parte of the Bible," &c. with the date. On the re- 
verse is an address to the reader by John Daye, announcing that 
for the convenience of the poor he had printed the Bible in four 
separate parts. Tyndale's prologue, 7 pages : Genesis, &c. At the 
end is, " Imprinted at London by Jhon Daye, &c. 1551." This 
colophon is on a separate leaf. The leaves of the volume are not 



312 DESCRIPTIONS OF DETACHED BOOKS 

numbered. The signatures a — y, a a — v u run in eights. It con- 
tains all the prologues, heads of chapters, marginal notes and re- 
ferences : these are printed in a smaller letter. A full page con- 
tains 33 lines. 

IS.— The Books of Solomon, by W. Copland. 1551. 12°. 

Title, without any woodcut, " The bokes of Salomon, namely. 
" Proverbia Ecclesiastes, Cantica Canticorum, Sapientia, Ecclesi- 
" asticus or Jesus the Sonne of Syrach. Anno. do. m.d.l.i. Men- 
" sis Aprill /' Reverse blank. The text, recto a ii — h iiii ; colo- 
phon, " Imprinted at London in the flete strete at the sygne of the 
" Rose Garland by Wyllyam Copland." The book is printed in a 
large black letter. It has heads and chapters, and marginal refer- 
ences. A full page contains 23 lines. 

14. — Genesis, by Wm. Hunnis. 1578. 4°. 

Title, within a woodcut border, " A Hyve FuU of Hunnye : Con- 
" tayning the Firste Booke of Moses called Genesis. Turned into 
" English meetre by William Hunnis, one of the Gent, of her 
" Maiesties Chappell, and Maister to the children of the same. 
" Scene and allowed, accordinge to the Order appointed. Im- 
" printed at London in Fleetstreete, neere unto Saynct Dunstanes 
" Church, by Thomas Marsh, 1578. Cum privilegio." On the re- 
verse, Lord Leicester's crest. A poetical Dedication to the Earl 
of Leicester, consisting of 15 lines, the initial letters of which form 
the words Robert Leycester : on reverse, a poetical address to the 
reader ; the initial letters of the alternate verses forming the au- 
thor's name. A large woodcut, of a coat of arms; on reverse, 
a poetical epistle by Thomas Newton, " The argument of this 
" booke," 2 pages. The text, fol. 1—132. Finis. The printer's 
imprint, as before. The text is in black letter : the running title, 
in Roman capitals : contents of chapters, in Italics ; marginal 
notes, in small Roman. 

15. — Psalms and Proverbs, by T. Rogers. 1579. 12°. 
. Title, " A Golden Chaine, taken out of the rich Treasurehouse 
" the Psalmes of King David : also. The pretious Pearles of King 
'^ Salomon; Published for the adorning of al true Christians which 
" are the right Nobilitie, against the triumphant returne of our 
^' blessed Saviour, which is nigh at hande. By Thomas Rogers. 
^' Psalm 119, verse 113, 127. I hate vaine inventions &c. Allowed 



THE OLD TESTAMENT. 818 

'' according to her Maiesties Iniunctions. Priuted at London by 
" Henrie Denham, 1579." On reverse, the Royal Anna, " To 
" the Queene/' &c. 9 pages. A prayer of Solomon : a prayer of 
Manasses, 4 pages. To the Christian reader, 5 pages. The table of 
King David's chaine, 3 pages : on the reverse, a woodcut of David. 
The Text, p. 1—218. On a separate title-page, "The Pearlet of 
" king Salomon, &c. 1579." On reverse, the same cut of king 
David. The text, page 1—198. Finis. A Table, entitled, "The 
" Thredes of the first part of Salomon's Pcarles," &c. 5 pages. 
Another table for the two parts, 7 pages. The printer's device and 
colophon. 

\Q.— Lamentations, by C.Fetheratone. 1587. 12°. 

Title, " The Lamentations of Jeremie, in prose and moeter, with 
" apt notes to sing them withall : Togither with Tremelius his an- 
" notations, translated out of Latin into English by Christopher 
" Fetherstone, for the profit of all those to whom God hath given 
" an in-sight into spirituall things. Scene and allowed. London, 
" Printed by John Wolfe, dwelling in Distaffe-lane, neere the signe 
" of the Castle. 1587." The reverse is blank. An epistle by 
C. Fetherstone " to the godly, zealous, and my worshipfuU frend, 
" M. John Bannister, Maister of Chyrurgerie," (in which he speaks 
of this little volume of verses being delivered to him by a friend, in- 
sinuating that it was not his own composition:) 2 pages. Tremelius* 
annotations upon the Lamentations, with the prose text translated 
from his Latin version, p. 1 — 42. Then follows a second title, 
" The Lamentations of Jeremie in Meeter, with apt notes to sing 
" them withall. London, Imprinted by John Wolfe, &c. — 1587." 
The metrical version, p. 43 — 82. One leaf, containing a large 
animal's head (woodcut) and Wolfe's imprint as before. The vo- 
lume is wholly in the Roman letter, except the running title, and 
titles to each chapter, which are in Italics. Musical notes are 
placed at the beginning of each chapter, comprising the first stanza. 
A full page contains generally 24, but sometimes only 22, lines. 

The Cambridge copy is perfect and clean. I never saw another. 

17.— The Wisdom of Solomon, by J.Middleton. 4°. 1597. 

Title, " The Wisdome of Solomon paraphrased, written by 

" Thomas Middleton. A Jove surgit opus (an oval woodcut). 

" Printed at London by Valentine Sems, dwelling on Adling hil at 

*' the signe of the white Swanne. 1597." The reverse is blank. 



314 DESCRIPTIONS OF 

A Dedication to Robert Earl of Essex, 2 pages. " To the gentle- 
" men-readers," 2 pages : The text, 187 unnumbered pages, ending 
on the recto of sign, sb 2, with the words, '^A Jove surgit opus : 
" de Jove finit opus." The signatures run in fours : each page 
contains four six-lined stanzas ; and bears, at the bottom only, the 
light Arabesque border common to poetical pieces of this period. 

I do not know of any other copy besides this in the Malone col- 
lection. 

18.— Ecclesiastes, by H. Lok. 1597. 4^. 

Title, " Ecclesiastes, Otherwise called the Preacher. Containing 
'' Salomons Sermons or Commentaries (as it may probably be 
" collected) upon the 49. Psalme of David his father. Compen- 
*' diously abridged, and also paraphrastically dilated in English 
'' poesie, according to the analogic of Scripture, and consent of the 
" most approved writer thereof. Composed by H. L. Gentleman. 
" Whereunto are annexed sundrie Sonets of Christian Passions 
" heretofore printed, and now corrected and augmented, with other 
" affectionate Sonets of a feeling conscience of the same authors. 
" Psal. 144. &c. London, Printed by Richard Field, dwelling in the 
" Blacke-friers neare Ludgate. 1597." Dedication to Queen Eli- 
zabeth, by Henrie Lok, 6 pages : To the Christian reader, and seve- 
ral copies of verses, 5 pages. The Text, p. 1 — 117. "Adue to 
'^ worlds vaine delight" (in verse) 1 page. " Sundry Psalmes of 
" David translated into verse" (see above, p. 157), 6 pages. A New 
Title, " Sundry Christian Passions contained in two hundred 
" Sonnets, &c. &c., printed by R. Field. 1597." Dedication and 
prefatory matter, 6 pages. Sonnets, p. 1 — 106. Affections of a 
feeling conscience, p. 107—170. A Table, 4 pages. " Sonnets of 
" the author to divers, collected by the printer," 30 unnumbered 
pages, ending on signature y. v. 

19.— 7%e Story of Stories, by John Hiud. 1632. 12°. 

Title, " The Storie of Stories, or the Life of Christ, according to 
" the foure holy Evangelists : With A Harmonic of them, and A 
" Table of their chapters and verses. Collected by Johan Hiud. 
" London, Printed by Miles Flesher. m.dcxxxii." On reverse, the 
Imprimatur. Dedication, 3 pages. To the reader, 5 pages; re- 
verse blank. The Text, p. 1—347; reverse blank. A Table, 15 
pages, not numbered; reverse blank. Errata, 1 page; reverse blank. 
An abridgment, or the contents of the Storie of Stories, 24 pages; 



THE OLD TESTAMENT. 815 

reverse blank. Mr. Lea Wilson was of opinion, that the Tolume 
really was printed at Amsterdam. 

20.— The Garden of Zion ifc. . Ay Z. Boyd, Glasgow. 1644-5. 12'». 

Title, "the garden op zion : Wherein the life and death of 
" godly and wicked men in Scriptures are to be scene, from 
" Adam unto the last of the kings of Judah and Israel, with 
" the good uses of their life and death, (2 couplets of verses). 
" Printed at Glasgow, by George Anderson, 1644."*" A Dedication 
to King Charles I. 6 pages, the last blank. To Charles, Prince of 
Wales, 2 pages. A Watchword to the General Assemblie, 2 pages. 
Prayers to God for his Assistance in this work, (in verse) 2 pages. 
The Text, p. 1 — 441, ending with the catchword the. Reverse 
blank. 

Title of volume II. " The Second Volume of the Garden of 
" Zion : containing the Bookes of Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and 
" Song of Songs, all in English Verse, by M. Zachary Boyd. 
" Glasgow, Printed by George Anderson, 1644.*" On the reverse, 
a rude cut, of an Apple-tree full of fruit. Dedication to the 
princess Elizabeth, 2 pages. The Text, p. 1 — 359, ending on the 
recto with the catchword the. Reverse blank. A separate Title, 
" The Holy Songs of the Old and New Testament : (dedicated to 
*' the princess Mary, &c.) By M. Zacharie Boyd. Printed at 
" Glasgow by George Anderson, 1645.'' On reverse. To the Reader. 
Dedication, 3 pages. The Text, p. 366—440. Finis. " Some few 
" Christian Precepts'" (in verse), 3 pages, unnumbered ; on reverse, 
a text of Scripture, and the Errata. 



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[ 316 ] 

A Synoptical Table of the principal earlier editions of the New Testament ; 
shewing the number of lines in a page, and the presence or absence of wood- 
cuts in each. 

TESTAMENTS IN QUARTO. Cuts. 

1525 Tyndale's. (Unique fragment). Cologne Yes. 

153^ printed by John Goughe ? Yes. 

1538 Southwark ; by P. Treveris 

1538 Latin and English ; by R. Redman 

1538 Coverdale's ; 2 editions ; by J. Nicolson No. 

1539 Taverner's Recognition ; by T. Petit, for Berthelet Yes. 

1 540 Translated from Erasmus ; by Grafton and Whitchurch No. 

1547 Latin and English ; by W. Powell Yes. 

1548 Do.; by Do Yes. 

1548 Tyndale's ; by Wm. Tylle No. 

1548 Worcester, by J. Oswen 

1549 From Erasmus, Latin and English ; by W. Powell 

1550 Cranmer's ; Worcester, by J. Oswen No. 

1552 Tyndale's ; by Richard Jugge • Yes. 

1553 by R. Jugge Yes. 

1565 — ■■ by R. Watkins 

1566 ? by R. Jugge Yes. 

TESTAMENTS IN OCTAVO AND SMALLER SIZES. 

1525 Tyndale's. Worms ? 

1534 by George Joye Yes. 

1534 by Marten Emperowr Yes. 

1534 surreptitious edition. (Bodleian) Yes. 

1534 ^o. (Lea Wilson) Yes. 

1535 Yes. 

1536 Yes. 

o?7 I ^^°' 1^^^- Douce.] Yes. 

1538 Coverdale's ; Antwerp, by M. Crom Yes. 

T538 Latin and EngHsh ; Paris One. 

1538 160. no place Yes. 

1539 Taverner's Recognition ; by T. Petit, for Berthelet No. 

1539 Coverdale's ; Antwerp, by M. Crom Yes. 

1539 Latin and Enghsh ; by Grafton One. 

1544 Tyndale's, [qu. Antwerp ?] 32^. Yes. 

1546 According to the Great Bible; by R. Grafton No. 

1548 Tyndale's ; by E. Whitchurch 

1548 by Daye and Seres 

1548 240. by R. Jugge 

1548 According to the Great Bible ; by John Herford, 240 No. 

1549 Tyndale's ; by John Daye 

1549 — ' by W. Copland No. 

1549 no place, nor name Yes. 

1549 Coverdale's, conferred with Tyndale's ; R. Wolfe Yes. 

1550 Lat. and English ; by Thos. Gualtier, for I. C No. 

1550 Coverdale's, conferred with Tjmdale's ; R. Wolfe 21 

1550 16°. ; no place nor name. (Zurich.) No. 

1550 Tyndale's ; by Daye and Seres One. 

1550 by R. Jugge 

1551 by Daye and Seres 

1557 Genevan (by Whittingham) ; Geneva No. 

1560 Geneva 

1561 Tyndale's ; by R. Jugge Yes. 



DESCRIPTIONS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT. 317 



APPENDIX D. 

DESCRIPTIONS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT, 
AND PARTS THEREOF. 

l,^New Test. Tyndale'a, Cologne and Worm». 1525. 4». 

It is known, that only one small fragment of this precious edi- 
tion is remaining. The Title is wanting. "The Prologge," 7 
leaves, on signatures a ii— b iiii. The Table of all the Books of 
the New Testament, 1 page : on reverse is a large woodcut of St. 
Matthew. The Text, Matthew ch. i, ending at ch. xxii ; altogether 
24 leaves remain. The type is a German Gothic. The signatures 
run in fours. The Glosses are printed in the outer margin of the 
page, in type similar to the Text j but the capital letters differ. A 
full page contains 37 lines. 

N. B. Fac-sirailes of the woodcut, of the first page of the Pro- 
logue, and of the first page of the Text, were struck off by Mr. 
Rodd, the discoverer of this treasure : and they have been given 
again in Anderson's Annals of the Bible. 

2.— New Test. Tyndale's. 1525. 12". 

The Title is wanting in both the known copies. The Text, fol. 1 
— 343 (wrongly numbered 353), ending with the words " The ende 
" of the newe Testiment." On the reverse begins an address " To 
" the reder," 3 pages. " The errours comitted in the prentynge. f. 
" with the nombre folowyng it ^ signyfie the leafe off the bokc. sy ^ 
" with the nombre before it ^ declareth the fyrst or the seconde 
" syde of the leafe. ly with the nomber before it noteth in what 
" lyne the errour is ^ as here after apereth." 3 pages. The leaves 
are numbered. The signatures run in eights, a — z, a a, b b. A 
fresh set begins, at the Epistle to the Romans, a a — t t iiii. The 
reverse of the last page of Errata is blank. A blank leaf, unnum- 
bered, is between foil. 198 and 199, after the Book of Acts. There 
are no marginal notes. 

St. Mark begins on fol. xliii b 
St. Luke " " Ixxi b 



318 ' DESCRIPTIONS OF 

St. John begins on fol. cxix 

Acts '' " cliii b 

Romans " " cxcix 

Ephesians '' " ccliii b 

St. James ^' " cccxv 

Revelation " " ccexxi b 

The following words are thus spelt: Corrinthyans, Romayns, 
Galathyans, Phillippyans, Collossyans, Tessalonyans, Hebrues. A 
full page contains 33 lines. 

3. — [N. B. — The imperfect copy of an edition, in Emmanuel Col- 
lege Cambridge, supposed by Dr. Waterland and Lewis to be of the 
year 1528 or 1529, has been examined by me, and appears to be 
Coverdale's Test., printed in 1538, 16°. — I am not aware that any 
copy of 1527, 1528, or 1529, has yet been identified.] . 

4.— iV. T. Tyndale's, by George Joye. 1534. 16o. 

Title, in red and black, within an architectural compartment, 
" The New Testament as it was written ^ and caused to be written ^ 
" by them which herde yt. Whom also oure saveoure Christ Jesus 
" commaunded that they shulde preach it unto al creatures. 

" The Gospell of S. Mathew. 

" The Gospell of S. Marke. 

"The Gospell of S.Luke. 

" The Gospell of S. Jhon. 

" The Actes of the Apostles. 
" Joelis ii. 

" I will poure oute of my spryte upon all flesshe ^ and youre sonnes 
" and youre doughters shal prophesy ^ youre yonge men shall se 
" visions ^ ad youre olde men shal dreame dreames."" On the reverse 
is an Almanac for 18 years, beginning with 1526. A Calendar, in 
black and red, 12 pages. The Text, beginning on the leaf preceding 
signature a i. and ending on sign, b b b i. on the reverse of which 
last leaf is the following colophon in large letters : 

" ^ Here endeth the new Testament diligently oversene and 
" corrected ^ and prynted now agayn at Antwerpe ^ by me wydowe 
'' of Christoff'el of Endhove In the yere of oure Lorde. m.ccccc. 
'' and xxxiiii in August.." Immediately afterwards is the Table of 
Epistles and Gospels, beginning thus : " This is the Table ^ where 
" in you shall fynde ^ the Pistelys & the Gospellys ^ after the use ^ 
" of Sarysbuery." It occupies 26 pages ; and concludes on the 



THE NEW TESTAMENT. 319 

reverse of the last leal' with a register of signaturet, headed, ** Tbtu 
" shall you gather together thys boke." The theett are marked 
+. A — z. A— H. A a— X X. A a a — c c c. There is no date, derioe nor 

colophon at the end of the volume. 

The following is the order of the Saints* days named in the 
Table; St. Andrew, S. Nicholas, Conception of our Lady, S. Thomas, 
S. Fabian and S. Sebastian, S. Vincent, Conversion of S. Paul, 
Candlemas, Cathedra Petri, S. Mathias, The greeting of our Lady, 
S. George, S. Mark, St. Philip and James, the finding of the Cross, 
S. John Port-Lattin, S. Dunstan, S. Austin, S. Haniabas, Exalta- 
tion of King Edward, Nativity of S. John, SS. Peter and Paul, 
Commemoration of S. Paul, Visitation of our Lady, Exaltation of 
S. Thomas Martyr, S. Margaret, S. Mary Magdalene, S. James, 
S. Anne, Petri ad viucula. Transfiguration of our Lord, Tlie name 
Jesu, S. Laurence, Assumption of our Lady, S. Bartholomew, De- 
collation of S. John, Nativity of our Lady, Exaltation of the Cross, 
S. Matthew, S. Michael, Exaltation of K. Edward, S. Luke, SS. 
Simon and Jude, All Hallows day, All Souls day, S. Martin, S. 
Katherine. 

The volume is miserably mis-spelled, but neatly printed. It con- 
tains marginal references, but no notes, heads of chapters, prologues, 
nor preface ; nor does the name of the translator or editor appear 
throughout it. It has woodcut initials, and small portraits before 
the four Gospels, the Acts, Romans, and Revelation; and imme- 
diately before the Epistle to the Romans is a second title, (within 
a compartment differing from that at the commencement of the 
book and containing a shield with the printer's monogram and 
initials C E) " The Epistles of the Apostle S. Paul, &c. ;'' the reverse 
of this leaf is blank. A full page of text contains 32 lines. 

S. Mark begins on Sign. o. vii. 

Acts B. i. b. 

Romans a a. i. 

Ephesians i i. v. 

James s s. vii. 

Revelation t t. vi. b. 

Among other deviations from Tyndale's translation may be ob- 
served the use of the phrase " lyfe," or " lyfe after this," instead of 
" remrrection" in S. Matthew ch. 22. S. Mark ch. 12. S. Luke ch. 
14. S. John ch. 5 ; yet in other passages the word resurrection is 
retained ; as may be seen in the Acts, ch. 1 ; in 1 Corinth, ch. 15, 



820 DESCRIPTIONS OF 

in Philipp. ch. 3, and other places. The mistake in ch. 14. of S. 
Mark, of two hundred instead of three hundred pence, which occurs 
in Tyndale^s first edition, of 1525, is repeated in this. It only re- 
mains to state, that the copy lately in possession of the Rt. Hon. 
Thomas Grenville, through whose liberality and kindness I am en- 
abled to furnish the foregoing description of this excessively rare 
volume, is perfect, clean, and in the finest possible condition. 

5.— iV. T. Tyndale's, corrected, Nov\ 1534. 

Title, "The newe Testament ^ dylygently corrected and compared 
" with the Greke by Willyam Tindale ^ and fyneshed in the yere 
" of oure Lorde God a M. D. & xxxiiij. in the moneth of November/^ 
This title is within a border of wood, at the bottom of which is a 
blank shield. 

" W. T. unto the Christen reader." 17 pages. "A prologe into 
^' the iiii Evangelystes," 4 pages. " Willyam Tindale yet once 
" more to the Christen reader," 9 pages. [In this address Tyndale 
complains heavily of George Joye, for altering his translation in 
many important instances, particularly in rejecting the word resur- 
rection, and (concealing his own name) still uttering it as Tyndale's 
genuine translation. He also gives at length the colophon of 
Joyces edition, in order that it might be distinguished from his 
ownf.] 

Then follows a second title, within a woodcut, as before, except 
that the shield is here charged with arms, and has the initials M. 
K., " The newe Testament. Imprinted at Anwerp by Marten Em- 
" perowr. Anno M.D. xxxiiij." 

" The bokes conteyned in the newe Testament." 

(The order is, Philemon, Peter, John, Hebrues, James, Jude.) 
Thessalonians is spelled Tessalonians. 

f Joye replied to this address, in a place, 1535. 
small tract entitled " An apology made This small tract is of very great ra- 

" by George Joye, to satisfye, if it may rity. In the thirty or forty public li- 

" be, W. Tyndale, to pourge & defend braries, which I searched some years 

" himself agaynst so many slanderause ago, I could only meet with one single 

" Lies feigned upon him in Tyndale's copy ; which was in the University 

" uncharitable & unsober Pistle, so well Library at Cambridge, a collection ex- 

" worthye to be prefixed for the Reader tremely rich in these small pieces con- 

" to induce him into the understanding nected with the Reformation. I do not 

" of his New Testament diligently cor- know that this tract of Joye has ever 

" rected and printed in the yeare of our been reprinted. 
" Lord 1534, in November." 12°. no 



on 


xlv. b. 


on 


clvi. b. 


on 


ccxx. b. 


on 


cclxxviii. b. 


on 


cccxlviii. b. 


on 


ccclv. 



THE NEW TESTAMENT. til 

St. Matthew begins on fol. ii. wrongly marked i« 

St. Mark 

Acta 

Romans 

Ephesians 

James 

Revelation 

The Revelation ends on fol. cccclxxxiiii. (falsely numbered for 
ccclxxxiv.) Immediately follow the Epistles taken out of the olde 
Testament, &c. continued to fol. cccc. A Table of the Epistles 
and Gospels for Sundays, 16 pages. A Table of the same for 
Saints' days (>nth some "thinges added to fill up the lefTc with 
" all") 5 pages. 

'• The ende of this boke." 

The signatures run in eights. The edition has marginal refer- 
ences and notes ; some few of the latter in S. Matthew and S. Mark 
are in the Roman letter. There are no heads of chapters. The 
Prologue to the Romans is in smaller type thau the Text. There 
are woodcuts only in the Revelation, except some small ones at 
the beginning of the Gospels and of some of the Epistles. A full 
page contains 33 lines. 

Q,—N. T. Tyndal^s. \^M. false edition. 12o. (Bodleian.) 

The first Title is wanting. Tyndale's address to the reader, 18 
pages ; " a table for the iiii Evangelistes, &c." 21 pages. Then 
follows a second Title, within four woodcuts, " The newe Testa- 
*' ment Anno m.d.xxxiiii." Underneath is a monogram, with 
G. H. 

On the reverse of the title, " The bokes conteyned in the newe 
" Testament." 

S. Matthew &c. fol. i. — ccclx. (falsely numbered ccclxii.) Table 
of Epistles & Gospels, 8 leaves, not numbered. The numbering of 
the folios is often incorrect. 

This edition contains the prologues to the Romans and other 
Epistles, printed in a smaller letter : it has marginal references, 
heads of chapters, and notes ; these last diflfer from the genuine 
edition of this year, but resemble those found in Tyndale's sub- 
sequent editions, with which the text also generally agrees. It has 
woodcuts, either those of the genuine edition, or others imitating 
them very closely ; I incline to think the latter, as the workman- 
ship appears somewhat coarser. The cut of St. Paul however, 

Tt 



322 DESCRIPTIONS OF 

prefixed in this edition to the Epistles to the Romans^ Corinthians, 
Galatians, Colossians^ Thessalonians, and Hebrews, is entirely 
different : in the true edition it is small ; in this it occupies the 
breadth of the page. In I Corinth, ch. xi. there is an accidental 
omission of the words " This cup is the new testament in my 
'' blood." 

S. Mark begins on fol. xxxix. Acts on fol. cxxxiiii. Romans on 
clxxxvi. (falsely numbered clxxxvii.) S. James on fol. cccxv. 
Revelation on fol. cccxxi. There is no colophon. A full page 
contains 39 lines. 

This edition is briefly described by Herbert, p. 1543, and the 
identical copy there mentioned, formerly belonging to Mr. Ibbot, 
is that which I am now using. It wants all the prefatory matter, 
28 leaves ; 6 in S. John ; 1 in the prologue to the Romans ; and 
2 in the Epistle to the Romans. A second copy is in the Earl of 
Pembroke's library, being that which was formerly supposed to be 
George Joyces edition. See above, pp. 3. and 318. 

This book was doubtless printed at Antwerp; but from the 
great variations observable in it I cannot believe the date 1534 to 
be the true one : especially when it is considered that Tyndale's 
own, from which it is principally copied, did not appear till Nov^. 
in that year. 

7.—N. T. Tyndale\ (1534.) imperfect, 12°. {Lea Wilson.) 
Title wanting : Wm. Tyndale's Address to the Christen reader, 
15 pages : a prologue into the iiii Evangelistes, 3 pages : a Table, 
&c. 22 pages (ought to be 24.) Second title wanting : Text : 
Prologue to the Romans, in very small type, 26 pages, beginning 
on signature y 5. " The Pistles of the Olde Testament" occupy 
14 leaves, ending on sign, v 4 reverse. Table of Epistles and Gospels, 
8 leaves. 

S. Luke begins on h. vii. rev. 

1 Corinth. on c. iii. 

1 Peter on 1. iii. 

Revelat. on p. 5. 

The leaves are not numbered. The words in 1 Corinth, ch. xi. 
" This cup is the new testament in my blood" are left out. There 
are small cuts of the Evangelists before the Gospels : a cut of S. 
Paul, the same as used in Coverdale's Bible of 1535, before six of 
his Epistles : a cut of S. Peter : and a larger one of S. John, before 
the Revelation. A full page contains 39 lines. 



THE NEW TESTAMENT. 

8.— AT. T. imperfect, 12«. {Briiuh Muaemn,) 
Title wanting. A calendar in red and black, 5 leaves. "A 
" prayer for the reader ^ expressynge after what sort Scripture 
" shulde be red," 2 leaves. St. Matthew, &c. to Revelation. " A 
" Table to fynde the Epistles and Gospels usually red in the 
" chyrche ^ after Salysbiiry use," &c. It has no prologues, heads 
of chapters, nor notes ; the marginal references are in small Roman 
characters ; the running title, signatures, and text, in Gothic. The 
first line of the title to each book is in Roman capitals. It has 
flowered initials, but no woodcuts. The leaves are not numbered ; 
the signatures, in eights, a — z. a — q. 

St. Mark begins on signature p. 

Acts on B. iiii. 

Romans on z. vi. 

Ephesians on f. vii. 

Revelation on o. iiii. 

1 John V. 7. with some other passages, is printed in a smaller 
type. A full page contains 37 lines. 

9.— New Test. Tyndale" s, l5So. 12"*. (Exeter College.) 

Title, and Tyndale's preface, wanting in this copy. [I think it 
probable, that the title and preliminary pieces were as follows: 
(these being found by Dr. Bliss in a copy of a N. Test. 12°. partly 
made up of the spurious edition of 1534). 

Title, in an architectural compartment, with a blank shield at 
the bottom, in red and black letters : 

" The ne- 

" we Testament yet once agay 

" ne corrected by Willy am Tindale : 

" where unto is added a Kalendar 

" and a necessarye Table ^ wherein ea 

" sely and lightelye maye be foun 

" de any storye contayned in the 

" foure Evangelistes and 

" in the Actes of the 

" Apostles 

" Prynted in the yere of oure 

" Lorde God. m.d. 

" XXXV." 

On the back of the Title, an Almanac for xxi years, beginning 

T t 2 



SM DESCRIPTIONS OF 

1535. — (Tyn dale's preface against Joye : W. Tindal yet once 
more to the Christen reader; these two pieces copied in MS.) 
" The office of all estates/' 3 pages. " Willyam Tindale unto the 
" Christen Reader," 18 pages.] — The volume begins with " A pro- 
" loge to the Epistle to the Romans," 16 leaves, with the signatures 
)J< and * : "A table for the foure Evangelistes," &c. : " A table for 
" the Actes of the Apostles," together 12 leaves. On the reverse 
of the last is, "The bokes conteyned in the newe Testament." 
Then follows a second title, " The newe Testament ^ dylygently 
" corected and compared with the Greke by Willyam Tindale : and 
*' fynesshed in the yere of oure Lorde God A. M. D. and xxxv." 
On the reverse is given again a Hst of "the bokes conteyned, &c." 
and "A prologe of S. Matthew." The text of St. Matthew begins 
on fol. ii, (marked i,) St. Mark on fol. xl, the Acts on fol. cxxxiiii, 
Romans (without any break for the Prologue, which, standing in 
so unusual a place, may fairly be supposed to have been transposed 
by the binder) on fol. clxxiii. Hebrews on cclv. Revelation on 
cclxxi. It ends on the recto of fol. ccxcix. The Epistles taken 
out of the Olde Testament (with a large flowered initial letter). 
These end on fol. cccxii rev. with the words " Here ende the Epi- 
" sties of the Olde Testament." The signatures run in eights. 
There are marginal references, and heads of chapters, but no notes. 
The letter, but above aU the spelling, prove the volume to have 
been executed in the Low Countries : viz. it reads, " faether, 
" moether, taeke, holly, Saeynct, stoene, oones, thoese, sayede, 
" whorsse, &c. for "father, mother, take, holy, saint, stone, once, 
" those, said, worse,"*' &c. Upon this circumstance, see some 
remarks in Anderson's Annals of the Bible; and the observa- 
tions of a recent editor in the note below s. A specimen of this 
edition is given in Tyndale's Works, 1850, vol. iii. p. 287. The 
misprints are exceedingly numerous. There are small woodcuts 
at the beginning of each Gospel; and in the Revelation larger 
ones, occupying about two thirds of the page ; the execution of 
these is very coarse. There are initials of two sizes, cut in wood. 
A full page contains 38 lines. 

e He was in prison at Vilvorde. ," He " it in what might be properly called 

" prepared this edition for the instruc- " the vulgar tongue, conforming the 

" tion of the ploughboys in his i^tive " spelling to their rude pronunciation, 

« country (as formerly he had pledged " whilst to help them to the under- 

** himself that, ' if God spared his life, " standing of the subjects treated of, 

" he would cause a boy that driveth " he put headings, for the first time, 

*' the plough to know more of the " to the chapters." Tyndale's Works, 

" Scriptures than a Priest'jby printing vol. I, Preface, p. Ixxiii. 



THE NEW TESTAMENT. SM 

lO.^New Test. Coverdales (1535 or 1536?) 12«. (imperf. 
Lea IVUson.) 

Title wanting, and all before fol. 43, on which is, " The surome 
" of the Gospel of S. Marke -r on f. 69 (The Summe of) " The Oot- 
" pell of S. Luke :" The Summe of S. Jhon, f. 1 It. Tyndalc s Pro- 
logue to Ilomans, f. 191 — 208. Apocalypse ends on 350. rev. " Epi- 
" sties of the Olde TestamOt." Epistles of the Sayntei, f. 862. 
Table, f. 364. Table for Sayntes dayes, f. 369. The volume is paged 
in figures. Some chapters are followed by a Gloss, in a smaller 
type. A woodcut of S. Paul is the same as that used in Coverdale't 
Bible of 1535. Mr. Wilson beheved this to be the earliest edition 
of Coverdale's Testament separate from the Bible. 

ll.__iV. Test. Tyndales. 1536. fol. 
Title, within a woodcut border, composed of boys in groups, and 
a small medallion, " The Newe testament yet ones agayue cor- 
" rected by W. Tyndale : and in many places ameded ^ where it 
" scaped before by neglygence of the printer. Also a Kalender ^ 
" And a necessary table &c. &c. Newly printed in the yere of our 
" Lorde m.d.xxxvi." (See Herbert, p. 1832.) On the reverse is 
an almanac for xxiii yeres, beginning with 1535. A Kalender, 
2 leaves. Tyndale's prologue, 9 pages : a prologue into the four 
evangelists ; a table to the four evangelists, and to the Acts of the 
Apostles. The office of all estates ; The Bokes contayned in the 
Newe Testament. These pieces together occupy 12 pages, and are 
followed by one blank page. Then commences the text of S. Mat- 
thew, on signature b, marked Fo. Prime. The Revelation ends on 
fol. cxcvii, after which follow the Epistles taken out of the Old 
Testament, to fol. ccv. Four unnumbered leaves of Table con- 
clude the volume, the last words of which are, " The ende of this 
" boke.— God save the Kynge ! and all his well wyllers."" (I sus- 
pect that another leaf should follow, containing the printer's device, 
and perhaps a colophon.) 

The volume contains all Tyndale's prologues. It has no wood- 
cuts. The signatures run in sixes. The running title, paging, and 
marginal references are in the Roman letter ; but the text, head* 
of chapters, and marginal notes, are in Gothic. 

St. Mark begins on fol. xxiiii. 

The Acts on fol. Ixxxi. 

Romans on fol. cxvi. 



326 DESCRIPTIONS OF 

Ephesians on fol. cxlvi. 

S.James on fol. clxxxiii. 

Revelation on fol. clxxxvi. 

A full page contains 44 lines. There are several peculiarities ob- 
servable in the spelling; among others, the word not is spelled 
nat ; and spirit, spiryte. Both the text and notes, as well as the 
order of books, appear to be conformable to Martin Emperor's 
edition of the year 1534. 

\2.—New Test. Tyndale's. 1536. 4°. 

Title, in black, within a wooden border, " The newe Testament 
" yet once agayne corrected by Willyam Tindale : whereunto is 
" added a necessary Table, &c. Prynted in the yeare of our Lorde 
" God. M.D. and xxxvi." The reverse is blank. " W. Tyndale unto 
" the Christen reader," 5 pages ; " The Office of all Estates," 1 page. 
The Text, S. Matthew to Acts, fol. i — cxlii. A second title, within 
the same woodcut, " The Epistles of the Apostle Saynct Paul,^' &c. 
with the date. Reverse blank. A Prologue to the Romans, in 
smaller type, and with separate signatures, 7 leaves ; the text con- 
tinued, f. cxliii — ccxlvi. Epistles out of the Old Testament, &c. 
f. ccxlvii — ccliv (for cclvi). Table of Epistles, &c. 16 pages. On 
the last are the Royal Arms, supported. The whole volume is in 
black letter. There are large woodcuts before each Gospel, and 
St. Peter's Epistles. Many small ones in the Gospels, and 21 
larger ones in the Apocalypse. 

S. Mark begins on f. xxxiii. Acts on f. cxi rev. 

Romans on f. cxliii. Ephesians on f . clxxix rev. 

St. James on f.ccxxiii. Revelation on f. ccxxvii. 

A full page contains 38 lines. 

N. B. Mr. George Offor many years ago pointed out to me that 
there are three distinct impressions of this Testament ; resembling 
each other in all the main features, but evidently set up at dif- 
ferent times. The chief mark of distinction is an engraver's mark, 
in the woodcut prefixed to S. Peter's Epistles. In one impression, 
the stone at the Apostle's foot is blank : in a second, it bears the 
figure of a mole : in a third, it has a 7nonogram, including the let- 
ters A K B. Mr. Offor possessed all three varieties. So also did 
Mr. Lea Wilson ; who has detailed in his Catalogue many of the 
pecuharities distinguishing each of the three ; and observes, that 
many of the woodcuts appear in two Flemish Bibles printed at 



THE NEW TESTAMENT. 8t7 

Antwerp. Some have attributed this Testament to the prett of 
John Gough. 

\S.—New Test. Tyndale'a, 1536. 12«. 

Mr. Lea Wilson had three editions of this date and siie, rewai* 
bling each other in all main points, but differing in many minute 
particulars, for an account of which the reader is referred to hit 
Catalogue, p. 145, &c. He specifies k fourth of the same year, at 
Bristol; and & fifth, and perhaps a sixth, at S. Paul's Cathedral. 

Title, in red and black, within a wooden border of 4 pieces, 
"The newe Testament yet once agayne corrected by Wylliam 
" Tyndall. Wheare unto is added an exhortacion to the same of 
" Erasmus Rot. wyth an Englyshe Kalendcr ^ and a Table ^ neccs- 
" sary to fynde easly and lyghtely any story contayned in the iiii 
" evangelistes & in the Actes of the Apostles. 153G.'" On reverse, 
an Almanac for xxi yeares : a Calendar, in black and red, 12 pages ; 
" The Office of all estates,"" 2 pages : " An exhortacion to the dili- 
" gent studye of Scripture," 24 pages : Wm. Tyndale unto the 
Christen reader, 16 pages. A second Title, in black only, within 
a border, " The newe testament newlye corrected. 1536.'^ On re- 
verse, " The bokes conteyned, fee."" The Text. 

S. Mai'k begins on f xi. 

Acts on u V. rev. 

Romans on c v. 

Ephesians on k iv. 

Revelation on t vii. rev. 

Epistles out of the Old Testament, and Tables as usual, 24 
leaves. The Prologue to the Romans is in the same type as the 
text, and is contained in the regular course of signatures. The in- 
itials are plain, except those at the beginning of each book. The 
first line of S. Matthew's text is printed in a letter different from 
all the rest of the book. The leaves are not numbered. The sig- 
natures run in eights. There are woodcuts in the Apocalypse, 
and some smaller ones before each Gospel and some of the Epi- 
stles. A full page contains 35 lines. 

N. B. This collation was taken from the Bristol copy, compared 
with Earl Spencer's. In two of Mr. Wilson's editions the date on 
the title-page is not in figures, but in Gothic numerals. Mr. Ames 
was strongly of opinion that this edition was printed in London, 
by Thomas Berthelet or John Gough. 

14.— iV. T. Tyndale's. 1536 or 1537. 16". {Mr. Douce). 
Title, without any sort of compartment, " The Newe Testament 



328 DESCRIPTIONS OF 

'^ yet once agayne corrected. Wheare unto is added an exhortacio 
" to the same of Erasmus Rot. with an Englysshe Kalender. And 
" a Table ^ necessary to fynde easly and lyghtely any story con- 
" tayned in the fowre Evangelistes ^ and in the Actes of the Apo- 
" sties/' The first six words of this title are in red. On the re- 
verse of the title begins the Calendar, in black and red ; the Office 
of all estates ; occupying together, inclusive of the title, 16 pages. 
An Exhortation, &c. (the title and the first line being in Roman 
letter,) 23 pages. " Willyam Tyndale unto the Christen reader," 

18 pages. The text, with the short prologue to St. Matthew : at 
the end of which follow the Epistles, &c., 34 pages : a Table, &c., 

19 pages ; ending on the recto of the last leaf, with no other colo- 
phon than these two words, " The ende." 

The volume contains prologues, notes, and heads of chapters to 
the Gospels and Acts ; and in all points appears to foUow the IS**, 
edition of 1536. It has woodcuts throughout, occupying about two 
thirds of the page ; those in the Apocalypse being of the same size 
as the rest. Every part is in the Gothic letter, excepting the first 
line, or two lines, of the titles of the several books. The leaves 
are not numbered : the signatures run in eights, (beginning at 
Erasmus' exhortacion, the first leaf of which is marked a.) a — z. 
A a — z z. A A — N N. the last leaf is n n iiii. 

St. Mark begins on k. iii. 

Acts on c c. iii. b. 

Ephesians on t t. iiii. 

1 Peter on a a. ii. 

Revelation on f f. v. 

A full page contains 36 lines. 

There is no indication of either place or printer : but I judge it to 
be oi foreign execution; and to have been printed from the 13°. 
edition of 1536. Mr. Douce's copy of this rare edition is perfect, 
clean, and quite sound. 

15. — New Test. Coverdale^s. Antwerp. 1538. 8°. 
Title wanting : a Prologue, 6 pages : a Prologue to St. Matthew, 
with an engraving, 1 page : the Text on sign, a i. 
St. Mark begins on e vii. rev. 
Acts on Q viii rev. 

Romans on x vii 

Ephesians on c v 

S. James on i v. rev. 

Revelation on k. rev. 



THE NEW TESTAMENT. 

" The Epistles of the Old TesUment,'' 19 pages ; Table of EptsUet 
and Gospels, 10 pages: ''The sumnic and content/' &c 4 pages: 
colophon, " Iraprynted at Antwerpc by Mat hew Crom. In tho 
"yeare of oure Lord m.d.xxxviii." with a woodcut, of a scroll en- 
closing a text of Scripture. 

The Prologue to the Romans enters into the regular course of 
signatures : at its end is an engraved scroll, bearing a text from 
Tobit. The chapters are numbered ; but not the pages. Many of 
the chapters have glosses at the end, printed in a smaller type. 
There are many woodcuts in the volume; those in the Apocalypse 
fill the whole page. A full page contains 48 lines. 

The Bristol copy imfortunately wants the title ; but in all other 
respects is in high preservation and beauty. 

16.— New Test. Coverdale's, Lat. and Engl 1538. iP. First 

edition. 

Title, in red and black, " The newe testament both Latine and 
" Englyshe ech correspondent to the other after the ^nilgare texte, 
" communely called S. Jeroms. FaythfuUy translated by Myles 
" Coverdale. Anno mccccc.xxxviii. lereraie xxii, &c. Printed in 
"Southwarke by James Nicolson. Set forth wyth the Kynges 
" moost gracious licence." Reverse blank. A Dedication to King 
Henry VIII. signed " Myles Coverdale,*' 3 pages. " To the 
" Reader,'' 3 pages. "An almanacke for xviii yeares" (the 1st, 
3d, and 5th words printed in red) and Calendar, 4 pages ; altogether 
six leaves. The text, Latin and English, the latter commencing 
" The holy Gospell of Jesus Christ after Mathewe. The fyrst chap- 
" ter," fol. 1 (unnumbered) to 344. " A Table to finde the Epistles 
" and Gospels, &c/' 4 pages unnumbered. The Latin text is in 
the Roman character ; as also are the running titles, and numbers 
of the chapters. The marginal references are in a smaller black 
letter. There are no heads of chapters, no prologues, and very few 
marginal notes. The numbering of the leaves is very irregular : 
for instance, in Acts, folios 166. 169. 170. 161. 162. 163. 169. 170. 
179. 180. &c. succeed each other. 

St. Mark begins on fol. 45. Acts on fol. 155. Romans on f. 202. 
Hebrews on f. 189. Apocalypse on 321. A full page contains 41 
lines. 



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330 DESCRIPTIONS OF 

17. — New Test. CoverdaWs, Lat. and English. 1538. 4°. Second 

edition. 

Title, iu black only, " The newe testament both in Latine and 
" Englyshe eche correspondente to the other after the vulgare texte 
^' communely called S. leromes. Faythfullye translated by Johan 
'^ HoUybushe. Anno m.ccccc.xxxviii. leremie xxii. &c. Prynted 
" in Southwarke by James Nicolson. Set forth &c." — Dedication 
to the King, signed " Myles Coverdale," 3 pages. (The paragraph 
mark ^ at the beginning is printed in red.) To the reader, 3 pages. 
Almanac and Calendar, 2 leaves. The text, beginning " The holy 
" Gospell of Jesu Christe after Mathewe. The fyrst Capter/' fol. 1 
— 342. Table, &c. 2 leaves, not numbered ; having no other colo- 
phon than " The ende of the table." 

In this edition, as well as the other, the numeration of the leaves 
is very incorrect : foil. 169. 162. 163. 164. 165. 166. 175. 170. 179. 
178. 179. 180. 186. 185. 184. 185. 186. follow each other; 193 is 
numbered 139. The number of lines in a page is the same, 41. 

It appears, that Coverdale was much dissatisfied with the former 
edition, and set forth that printed at Paris by F. Regnault, as more 
correct ; endeavouring at the same time to call in the copies of the 
other : in this he seems to have amply succeeded, insomuch that 
very few are now to be found. Lewis had never seen it; and Her- 
bert describes it as being very scarce. I give here a few of the varia- 
tions, which may serve to distinguish one edition from the other. 
The first reads. The second reads. 

Acts i. 

shewed hymselfe lyvyng. shewed hymselfe alyve. 

the holy goost commynge on the holye goost comynye into 
you. you. 

The same truely hath pos- And thys truely hath pos- 
sessed the felde. sessed the felde. 
2 Cor. vii. 6. 

But ye God yt comforteth the But God that comforteth the 
lowly, coforted us also in the lowly, conforted us in the com- 
comynge of Titus. myng of Titus. 

Hebrews vii. 

fyrst truely is he that is call- fyrste truelye he that is call- 
ed kynge of ryghteousnesse, ed kynge of ryghteousnesse, 
but afterwarde kynge of Salem, but afterwarde kynge of Sal6 
whych &c. also, whych &c. 



THE NEW TESTAMENT. 881 

1 John ii. 8. 
whyche is also true in him whychc is true, both in hym, 
and in you. and in you. 

\9>.—New Test. Latin and English, by R. Redman. 1538. ip. 

Title, in black and red, within a woodcut (as given by Lewis, 
p. 118.) On reverse, An Almanac for xxii years, beginning 1539. 
A Calendar, 6 leaves. A second Title, in black only, within the 
same woodcut, " The newe Testament in Englyshe and in Ijatin, 
"Novum Testamentum Anglice et Latine, anno Dni 1538." On 
reverse, " The bokes contayned in the Ncwe Testament." ITio 
text fol. ii — cclxxxxij. The Epistles of the Olde Testament, &c. 
in English alone, eight leaves not numbered. A " Table of Epi- 
" sties," &c. four leaves ; on the last is the printer's colophon, and 
the date mdxxxviii. A full page contains 10 lines. 

\^.—New Test. Coverdale's. 1538. 16^ (TVtn. Coll. Dublin.) 

Title, in red and black, " Searche the scripture,*" in a label over 
" The newe Testament,"" (both within a woodcut tablet) " Fayth- 
" fully translated ^ and latly correcte ^ by Myles Coverdale. With 
" a true Concordaunce in the margent ^ and many necessary anno- 
" tacyons after the Chapters ^ declarynge sondry harde places con- 
"teyned in the texte. — Prynted in the yeare of oure Lorde 
" M.ccccc.xxxviii. [a wood-ornament]. Set forth wyth the kynges 
" license."" On the reverse of the title is an Almanac for 18 years, 
beginning 1538. A Calendar, in black and red, 12 pages. An 
address to the reader, 2 pages. A prologue unto the Newe Testa- 
ment, 8 pages. The sum of St. Matthew's Gospel, 4 pages. The 
Text, beginning on signature J vii, followed by % ^'i"> ^^^^ which 
follows a i &c. ; so that, contrary to general usage, signature a does 
not commence the volume. 

Before each Gospel and Epistle is a Sum of its contents ; and 
very many of the chapters are followed by glosses upon certain 
passages. The margin contains references ; and in the Text are 
inserted in red letters the cross + and half-cross \- , denoting the 
beginning and ending of an Epistle or Gospel appointed to be read 
in the church ; the marks (* and |) pointing to the marginal 
references, and a pointing hand {f^) referring to the gloss at the 
end of the chapter. 

The titles of each book, and also of its Sum, are printed in red, 

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332 DESCRIPTIONS OF 

and inclosed within woodcut tablets : the titles of the chapters, of 
the glosses, together with the running titles throughout the vo- 
lume, and all the initial letters, are likewise in red ink ; and a 
double set of red lines is printed round every page, separating the 
title from the text, and this from the marginal references ; also 
dividing the text from the gloss, and one chapter from another. 
Some of the initials are flowered, others are not. There are wood- 
cuts at the beginning of the Gospels, Acts, and most of the Epi- 
stles; of which that before the Epistle to the Romans is larger 
than the rest. The Revelation contains the usual plates. The 
volume is entirely in the Gothic letter ; it is not paged : the signa- 
tures run in eights; and are these: +. J. a — y. a — x. [signature 
I being repeated, but the first extending to half a sheet only,] a a 
— N n, the last of which is not a complete sheet. 
S. Mark begins on g ii b 



Acts 


on 


A I 


Romans 


on 


I ii 


Ephesians 


on 


R vi 


S. James 


on 


E e vii b 


Revelation 


on 


F f viii 



The Apocalypse is followed by the Epistles from the Old Testa- 
ment, and these by the customary Tables. The last leaf is un- 
luckily wanting in the Dublin and Cambridge copies, so that I can 
say nothing of the colophon. Herbert describes the volume at 
p. 1549, but neither was his copy perfect. A full page contains 37 
lines. 

I should observe, that the translation agrees with that of the 8". 
not the 4". edition by Coverdale, published in this same year ; and 
that Tyndale's prologue to the Epistle to the Romans is inserted, 
but with some alterations and omissions. 

20. — New Test. Lat. and English, Coverdale' s. Paris. 1538. 8°. 

Title, in black and red, within an elegant architectural com- 
partment, "The new testament both in Latin and English after 
" the vulgare texte : which is red in the churche. Translated and 
" corrected by Myles Coverdale : and prynted in Paris, by Fraun- 
" ces Regnault. m.ccccc.xxxviii. in Novembre. Prynted for 
" Richard Grafton and Edward Whitchurch, cytezens of London. 
" Cum gratia & privilegio regis." Dedication, to Lord Cromwell, 
2 pages : Almanac and Kalendar, in black and red, 8 pages ; the 
Text, fol. i — cclxxiiii. Table of Epistles and Gospels, 2 leaves. 



THE NEW TESTAMENT. 888 

unnumbered ; the Latin Text is in Roman letter. The tignaturet 
are a — m m in eights. 

In other particulars this edition quite agrees with that which is 
next described, bearing the date of 1539. A full page contains 49 
lines. 

2i.— New Test. Coverdale's, Lat. ami EnglUh. R. Grafton. 
1539. 8». 

Within four wood-engravings is the following title, printed in 
black and red : " The new testamet both in Latin and English 
" after the vulgare text : which is red in the churche. Truslated 
" and corrected by Mylcs Coverdale. 1539. Prynted by Richard 
" Grafton and Edward Whitchurch. Cum privilegio adimprimen- 
" dum solum. I am the way ^ y« tructh and y« lyfe. Jo. xiiii. a.** 
A dedication " To the ryghte honorable lorde Cromwell," 2 pagef. 
To the reader, 2 pages. An Almanac for seventeen years, begin- 
ning 1539. A calendar. " The holy Gospell of Jesus Christ after 
" St. Matthew,"" above a woodcut occupying the breadth of the 
page. The Text, fol i. to cclxxiiii. Tables of the Epistles and 
Gospels, 2 leaves more, unnumbered. " The ende of the Table.'" 
The Latin text (in the inner side) occupies about a third of the 
page : it is printed in the Roman character, as are the marginal 
references ; these last are in Latin. The running title also is in 
Latin, (excepting the names of the four Evangelists,) but in the 
Gothic character. The signatures run in eights. There are no 
cuts, except those above mentioned. T'he running title of the 
Epistle of St. James is printed by mistake ad Jacobum ; over which 
a slip of paper is pasted, having Jacobi ; and on the reverse of foL 
ccxlv " ad Hebrseos"" occurs, instead of " 1 Petri." A full page 
contains, of the English text, 49 lines. 

22.— New Test. Coverdale's. Antwerp. 1539. 8«. 

Title wanting ; a Calendar, in black and red, and Prologue upon 
the New Testament, together 13 pages. A large woodcut, and 
the short "Prologue of St. Matthew,'' fill the 14th page. The 
Text, (with a woodcut of the persons named in the genealog}' of 
Jesus Christ,) beginning on sign, a i. and continued to the end of 
the Acts. The Prologue to the Romans in a smaller type, and 
with separate signatures +, + +, 27 pages ; at the end of it is a 
woodcut, representing Faith, Hope, and Charity. " Hereunto is 
" added the summe and content of all the hole Scrypture, &c.'' 



384 DESCRIPTIONS OF 

4 pages, in the same type, and having a woodcut of a scroll con- 
taining a text of Scripture: 1 blank page. "The Epistle of the 
" Apostle saynt Paul to the Romayns/"' with a large woodcut, filling 
the whole page ; signature a, &c. The Epistles of the Old Testa- 
ment, 30 pages ; the last bearing two woodcuts, one of them the 
scroll above mentioned i " Fautes escaped in the pryntyng,"' 1 page: 
Table of the Epistles, 9 pages; ending with this colophon, "At 
" Antwerpe , by Matthew Crom. m.d.xxxix/'' 

This edition contains marginal references, glosses, and heads of 
chapters ; it also has a very great number of woodcuts ; of which 
those prefixed to the Gospels, Acts, Romans, 1 Peter, and James, 
also the cuts of the Apocalypse, fill the entire page ; it has wood- 
cut initials, of several sizes ; of which there is a very remarkable 
one prefixed to St. John's Gospel, containing the name Jehovah, 
surrounded by a Hebrew inscription within a Glory. 

The leaves are not numbered. The signatures (in eights) are 
A — z. A a — B b. + . + + . a — V, the last leaf being v viii. 

St. Mark begins on f viii 

Acts on X 

Romans on a 

S.James on o 

Revelation on o vii. 

The whole of the column is in a large Gothic letter. The trans- 
lation agrees with that of Matthew Crom's edition of the preceding 
year. A full page contains 35 lines. 

N. B. Mr. Donee's copy of this book, which formerly belonged 
to Herbert, unfortunately wants the title and first leaf of the 
Calendar ; but is otherwise in very fine condition. The St. Paul's 
copy is more defective. 

2S.— New Test, by R Taverner. 4«. 1539. {St. PauPs.) 
Title, within a wooden compartment of playing boys, "The 
" New Testament in Englysshe : after the Greke exemplar : Dily- 
" gently translated, and corrected byRycharde Taverner. m.d.xxxix. 
" Cum Privilegio a. i. s." On the reverse is an Almanac for 28 
years, beginning 1539. A Calendar, in black and red, 6 pages. 
A Table for the four Evangelists, 16 pages : — the same for the 
Acts, 6 pages. The text, (with a very rude woodcut by the side 
of the initial letter) St. Matthew to Acts :— one blank leaf. Ro- 
mans to Revelation, with a fresh alphabet of signatures. The 
Epistles of the Old Testament. Tables. On reverse of the last 



THE NEW TESTAMENT. 

leaf, "Imprynted at London in Panic's Church yearde, at the 
" sygne of the Mayden's heed, by Tliomaa Petyt, for Tbonuu ikr- 
" thelet, Prynter to the Kyngc8 Grace. Cum p. a, i. »." The 
leaves are not numbered. The signatures riui in eights. No wood- 
cuts, except of the Evangelists and St. Paul. Marginal notes. The 
running title in Roman type ; all the rest in Gothic. The traut- 
lation agrees with that in Tavemer's folio Bible of the same year. 
A full page contains 34 lines. 

24>.— New Test. Tavemer's. 1539. 12". 
Title, and preliminary pieces, wanting. The Text, fol. i— cccv. 
The Epistles of the Old Testament, fol. cccvi — cccxix. Tables of 
Epistles &c. 9 leaves unnumbered : on the last, " Imprynted at 
" London in Panic's Churche yearde, at the synge of the Mayden's 
" heed ^ by Thomas Petyt for Thomas Uerthelct, Prynter to the 
" Kynges Grace. Cum privilegio &c." The volume has marginal 
references ; but no notes, nor prologues ; nor any woodcuts. The 
running titles are in Roman character : the numerals are Arabic, 
A full page contains 36 lines. 

25.— iST. T. from Erasmus. 1540. 4°. 

Title, in red and black, " The newe testament in Englyshe, 
" translated after the textc of Master Erasmus of Roterodame : in 
" anno m.d.xl. : ' Let the worde of Christ dwell in you plentcously 
" in all wysdome.' CoUos. iii. c. Pryntcd by Rychard Grafton, 
" and Edward Whytchurche. Cum privilegio ad imprimendum 
" solum." On the reverse is an Almanac for xix years, beginning 
with 1540. A Calendar, in red and black, 3 leaves. The Text, 
fol. i — ccxlii ; on the reverse of this last begins the table of Epi- 
stles and Gospels, which occupies 11 pages. There is no colophon. 

The volume is entirely printed in the Gothic letter : it has no 
prologues, heads of chapters, nor marginal notes ; neither is there 
a single plate throughout the whole of it. The Epistles taken out 
of the Old Testament, which accompany almost every ancient 
edition of the N. T. are wanting in this. It has marginal refer- 
ences, and initials cut in wood. A full page contains 39 lines. 

Mr. Denyer's copy, from which this description is taken, is 
printed upon yellow paper. 

2Q.—New Test. "Ames' unknown N. T. o/1540." ^ 

^ [lliis has been examined, since the publication of my former lift, and is 
found to be Tavemer's edition, printed by Petyt in 1539.] 



336 DESCRIPTIONS OF 

27. — New Test, according to the Great Bible. 1546. 12«. 

TitlCj in black and red, within a compartment bearing the King's 
Arms at the top, and Grafton's cipher at the bottom, '^ The newe 
" testamet in English e, accordyng to the translacion of the greate 
" Byble. Londini In officina Pticardi Graftoni. 1546."" On the re- 
verse, an Almanac for xxv years. The Calendar, in black and 
red, in double columns, 6 pages : a Table for the 4 Evangelists 
and Acts, 22 pages: — "A compendious and briefe rehersall fee."" 
2 pages. The Text, beginning on sign, a i, ending on r iii. A 
Table to find the Epistles &c. 7 pages : — 1 blank page. On the 
last leaf, ^^ Imprinted at London within the precinct of the late 
" dissolved house of the Gray friers by Richard Grafton, printer 
" to the Princes grace, the ix. day of October, m.d.xlvi. Cum pri- 
" vilegio ad imprimendum solum.^'* 

The pages of this edition are not numbered. The text is in 
black letter; but the running title, and the marginal references, 
in Roman ; as are also the words Jesus, Lord, Christ. There are 
no annotations, nor prologues ; and no woodcuts throughout the 
volume. Dr. Gifford's copy at Bristol is in the best possible con- 
dition. It is a very rare edition. 

28.— iVT. T. Tyndale's, (area 1544?) 32". 

Title, Calendar, wanting : Exhortation to the studye of Scripture, 
23 pages : " Willyam Tyndale unto the Christen reader,^' (printed 
in Roman letter,) 18 pages. The Text : St. Mark begins on k. iii. 
Acts on c c. iii. rev. Prologue to the Romans, 39 pages : Philemon 
begins on a a. Revelation ends on k k. rev. " Here folowe the 
Epystles, &c." 25 pages : " Epistles of the Saynctes, &c.^^ 9 pages : 
Table, 15 pages : " Epistles and Gospels of the Saynctes," 4 pages. 
There are many woodcuts in the Gospels ; a few in the Acts ; 20 
in the Apocalypse ; all wretchedly executed. The prologues, mar- 
ginal notes, running titles, and contents of chapters, are in the same 
type as the text. A full page contains 36 lines : the size of its 
letter-press is 2 inches by S-^. 

N. B. — Mr. Lea Wilson, having found all the woodcuts and initial 
letters in a folio Flemish Bible, printed by Van loe at Antwerp, in 
1542, attributes this little volume to that press and year. I have 
not heard of a second copy. 

29.— iV. T. Erasmus" and TyndaWs, Lat. Engl. W.Powell. 1548. 4«. 
Title, in black, within a border, having Holbein's initials on the 



THE NEW TESTAMENT 387 

left hand, naked boys at the top, and the assaxMi nation of Porteiui 
at bottom, (the same as used in R. Hanckcs^ edition of the EpitUw 
and Gospels, in 1540.) " The Newe Testament in Englithc and in 
Latin. Novum Testamentum Anglice et Latine. Anno Dni. 1548. 
On reverse, *' The bokes contayned in the newe Testament." The 
Text, fol. ii — cclxxxxii ; "Epistles of the Old Tcstamcnte** fcc. 
in English only, 16 pages unnumbered : The Table, &c. 8 pages : 
On the last, " Thus eudeth the newe Testament &c. — Tmpryntcd 
" by Wyllyam Powell &c. the yere of our Lorde M.cccccxhii. and 
" the first yere of the Kynges moste gracious reygne. God tare 
" the kynge." 

The Latin text is in the outer column ; in a smaller letter than 
the English : The volume contains no notes, prologues, referencea, 
nor heads of chapters. There is a woodcut before each version of 
each Gospel. All Tyndale^s prologues are omitted. The adverb 
wo/ is uniformly spelled " nat."" The signatures run in eights. A 
full page of the English version contains 40 lines, and of the Latin 
57. 

30.— iV. T. Tyndale'8, by W. Tylle, 1548. 4«. 

Title in red and black, within an architectural compartment, 
" The newe Testament of the last trauslacion. By Wylliam Tyndall 
*' with the prologes and annotacions in the mergut, &c. Imprinted 
*' in the yere of our Lorde God MD.xlix." &c. On the reverse, 
'* an Almanac for xxii. yere :" " A Kalender"" in black and red, 
(having four verses at the foot of each month,) 6 pages. Tyndale's 
prologue, 6 pages. " The sum or contents of the four Gospels and 
" the Acts,'' 6 pages. The Text, b i. &c. The pages are not num- 
bered. St. Mark begins on sign, f ii. Acts on q v. b. Romans 
on X viii. b. Ephesians on d d ii. St. James on k k ii. b. Re- 
velation on K k vii. ending on m m vi. b. " The Epistles taken 
" oute of the olde Testament whych are red in the churche after the 
" use of Salisburye uaon {sic) certen dayes of the yere,'' 20 pages. 
At the foot of the last leaf, sign, n n viii. is the colophon, " Im- 
" printed at London wythin Aldrichgate in the parishe of Saynct 
" Anne and Agnes by Wyllyam Tylle in the yeare of our Lorde 
" God, 1548." " Cum privilegio," &c. The volume has no woodcuts ; 
no numbering of folios. There are marginal notes. The Evangelists 
are called Matthew &c. not St. Matthew &c. The whole volume 
is printed in black letter. The prologue to the Romans is in a 
smaller type. A full page contains 35 lines. 

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338 DESCRIPTIONS OF 

31.— TV. T. Cranmer's Version. J. Herford, 154^8. 24". 

Title, in black and red, within a narrow border, '^ The newe 
" Testamente in Englysh according to the translation of the great 
" Byble. Londini. ex officina Johann. Herfordise. Anno Domini 
'' M.D.xlviii."" On reverse, an Almanac for xv years. " The Kalen- 
" der/' in black and red, 12 pages : '' A Table for the iiij Evan- 
" gelistes &c/' 25 pages : on reverse of the last the Text begins. A 
new set of signatures commences at Acts. On the recto of b b 3. 
is '' The ende of the newe Testament. Here followeth a table to 
*' fynde the Epistles &C.'"' 11 pages. No colophon. S. Luke begins 
on M i. Romans on g ii. b. CoUossyans on q i. Jude on z iii. 
The initial letters of books are cut in wood. The running titles, 
marginal references, and chapters, are all in black letter. The 
volume is badly printed. A full page contains 37 lines. 

32.--A^. T. by Coverdale and Tyndale. R. Wolfe, 1549. 12°. 

Title, in black and red, within a woodcut border coarsely orna- 
mented with red, "THE NEWE TESTAMENT. Diligently 
*' translated by Myles Coverdale, and conferred with the translacion 
*' of Willy am Tyndale, with the necessary concordances truly alleged. 
" AN. M.D XLix."' Beneath is Wolfe's device. On reverse, in black 
and red, " An almanacke for ix yeares." The Calendar : " For to 
'' knowe in what signe the sonne is :'" together 16 pages. A second 
Title, in black only, " THE NEWE TESTAMENT. Translated 
" by Myles Coverdale, and conferred with W. Tyndale's translation. 
'' AN. M.D.XLix. Jesus Christus, (fee."" On reverse, an address to 
the reader ; A prologue, 5 pages : a map and '^ description of the 
" lande of Promes &c.'' " A true and perfect rekeuinge of the 
" yeares &c.'' 5 pages : " A godly prayer, &c.'' 1 page, reverse 
blank ; 32 pages in all. The text, Matthew to John, sign. a1. — 
z 7. The map of St. Paul's journey. Acts, a a. 1.— g g. 6. " The 
" order of tymes," 2 leaves : Romans to Revelation, a i. — y iii. Table 
of Epistles &c., 7 pages. 

The running titles are in Roman capitals. There are very small 
woodcuts before the Gospels and Acts; and five larger ones in 
other parts of the volume. 

A full page contains 31 lines. 

^^.— New Testament, Tyndale's. 1549 [qu. 1539?] 12«. 
Title, in black and red, within a woodcut border. " The newe 
'' Testament of our Saveour Jesus Christ translated by M. Wil. 



THE NEW TESTAMENT. 

" Tindall ^ yet once ogayno {aic) corrected with newc annotacyooi 
*' very necessary to better onderstondynge. Where unto it added 
" an exhortacion'to tlie same of Erasmus Rotero. with an Engclshe 
" Calender. And a table ^ necessary to fynde easly ^ and lyghtly 
" any story contayned in the fowre Evangeliitet ^ & in the Aotat 
" of the Apostles, mcccccxlix."" On the reverse begins the Ca- 
lender, in black and red, 12 pages. " Tlie office of all eitatet,** 
2 pages. '* The bokes coteyned/' &c. in red^ 1 page. "An Exhor- 
*' tacion to the diligent studye of Scripture," &c. 20 pages. " Wil- 
" liam Tindale unto the Christian reader," IG pages. "A prologe 
" (of seven lines only) upon the gospell of S. Matthew."*" The Text, 
St. Matthew &c. " The gospell of S. Markc of whose auctorite ye 
" shall fynde after his last Chaptre." Accordingly we find the 
prologue at the end of St. Mark's Gospel. St. Luke and St. John 
have each a prologue. That to the Romans is printed in the same 
letter as the text : it occupies 36| pages. After the Revelation, 
" The ende of the Newe Testament. Here folowe the Epistles," 
&c. 30 pages. " This is the Ta — Table {sic) wherein ye shall fynd 
" the Epystles & the Gospels after the use of Salsburye,"" 18 pages. 
The first three words and a half are in Roman letter, the only in- 
stance throughout the volume. There is no colophon. The pages 
are not numbered. The signatures (in eights) beginning with 
Tyndale's address, a — z. a— z. a a — c c. St. Mark begins on o iiii. 
Acts, on V vi. Romans on e iiij. St. James on u. Revelation on 
u vi. The Epistles of the Old Testament end on b b v. Tliere 
are woodcuts in the Apocalypse only. The contents are prefixed 
to each chapter in the Gospels and Acts ; but no further. Some 
years ago I perceived in a copy of this Testament the curious fact, 
that one leaf (the last of sheet h) had been reprinted, in a type 
entirely different from the rest of the volume, and closely re- 
sembHng that used by John Daye in his folio Bible of 15i9. 1 
observe that Mr. Lea Wilson has since taken notice of the same 
circumstance. Doubtless the leaf is a cancel. And it is likely that 
Daye reprinted it, and likewise the date in the Title (which I have 
not seen); for I cannot think this edition to be so late as 1549. 
It bears many marks of being printed abroad. The type resembles 
that of Martin Emperor's Antwerp edition of 1534, but is nither 
larger ; and the book is more negligently composed, and the si>elU 
ing is more faulty. The marginal notes often differ from those of 
Emperor's edition ; and there are also some variations in the pro- 
logues to the Evangelists. Many new notes arc likewise added. 

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340 DESCRIPTIONS OF 

The note at j Peter, ch. v, runs thus, in Emperor's edition ; " Par- 
" ryshes, the Greke hath lottes ; that is, they to whome any lot 
" chaunce or election is to preache Gode's worde/^ But in this 
edition it runs, " Parisshes the Greke had lottes that is to saye ^ 
" pareshes or dioseses unto which the prestes & bishops are ap- 
" poynted ^ by lot or eleccid to preach goddes worde to them." The 
clause in i Peter chapt. ii., " unto the king as unto the chefe head," 
is omitted. A full page contains 35 lines. The Bristol copy is 
a fine one, but unluckily not quite perfect. Mr. Wilson^s had the 
title, which was not in any copy which I had examined. 

M.—New Test. TyndaWs. W. Copland. 1549. 12«. 

Title, in red and black, surrounded by woodcut ornaments, 
" The Newe Testamente of our savyoure christ set forth by Wil- 
" lyam Tyndale, with the annatacion of Thomas Mathew. Anno 
" M.D XL. IX. ye xxiii. daye of May." An almanac, beginning 1549. 
A Calendar, 6 leaves. " W. Tindale to the reader," " the bokes 
" conteyned,^^ &c. and "a prologue to S. Matthew;" together oc- 
cupying 8 leaves. After the Revelation follow the Epistles taken 
out of the Old Testament, 12 leaves. On the reverse of the last 
is, " Newly imprinted at London by me WilHam Copland, dwel- 
" lynge," &c. The leaves are not numbered. The volume con- 
tains signatures b — y. a a — Yy. a a — ee. There are no woodcuts. 
The prologues, marginal notes, &c., are in the same letter as the 
text. A full page contains 38 lines. 

Mark begins on i. vi. 

Acts reverse of y i. 

Romans reverse of g g 2. 

Ephesians reverse of o o 2. 

Revelation reverse of a a v. 
The Museum copy formerly belonged to Mr. Cracherode. 

35. — New Test. Tyndale' s. Lat. and English. T. Gaultier. 
1550. 12«. 
Title, in black and red, within an architectural compartment, 
" The new Testament in Englishe after the greeke translation 
" annexed wyth the translation of Erasmus in Latin. Whereunto 
" is added a Kalendar, and an exhortation to the readyng of the 
" holy scriptures made by the same Erasmus wyth the Epistles 
" taken out of the olde testamet both in Latin and Englysh. 
" Wherunto is added a table necessary to finde the Epistles and 



THE NEW TESTAMENT. 841 

" Gospels for every soiiday aud holy day tliroughout the yero aftar 
" the use of the churche of England nowe. 

" Excusum Londini in officina Thomse Gaulticr^ pro I. C. 

" Pridie Kalendas Decembris anno Domini m. d. l." 
On the reverse is " an Alraanacke for xxii years." " J. C. unto the 
" Christen reders," 1 page, (reverse blank). Calendar, in bUck 
and red, 12 pages. "An Exhortation" by Erasmus, 9 pages. *• The 
" summe and content,'' &c., 2 pages ; followed by one blank. The 
text, sign, a— z. Aa— Hh5. Epistles from the Old Testament, 
3 leaves. Table, 2 leaves. No colophon. The volume contains 
no woodcuts. The Latin text alone is printed in Roman letter. 
There are heads of chapters throughout the Gospels and Act* 
alone. Marginal references, but no notes. A full page contains, 
of the English text, 54 lines. 

36.— iV. T. Coverdale's, {really Tyndale'n). Zurich. 1550. l&». 

Title, in black and red, " The newe Testament faythfully trans- 
" lated by Myles Coverdal. Anno 1550." Ikneath is a wood- 
engraving of our Saviour, within a circle : below it, a text of Scrip- 
ture : reverse blank. A calendar, in black and red, 6 leaves : one 
blank leaf: a second Title, in black only: ^nthin a woodcut, "The 
" Newe Testament &c. Newly and faythfully oversene & corrected T 
reverse blank. " A Table to fynde the Epistles and Gospels newly 
" set forthe by the Kynge^s commaunderaent, after the copy called 
the Service boke or Communion,'' &c. 5 leaves. " What St. Mat- 
" thew conteyneth," 3 leaves. The Text, fol. ii — ccccxlvi. There 
are no woodcuts, except initial letters. The margin has refer- 
ences, and a very few notes ; no prologues, no heads of chapters. 
The translation agrees rather with Tyndale's than either of Co- 
verdale's. 

St. Mark begins on fol. Iviii. 

Acts on cc. 

Romans on cclx. 

Ephesians on eccxxxi. 

Revelation on ccccxviii. 

The type of the text is a secretary Gothic, diflfering from that 
of the preliminary pieces ; the running title is in the same. The 
folios are numbered with Roman capitals. The signatures run in 
eights. A full page contains 26 lines. 

N. B. It has been proved, that this volume was printed at 
Zurich, by the fact of a copy being found in the public library of 



342 DESCRIPTIONS OF 

that town, bearing the imprint, " Imprynted at Zurich by Christo- 
"pher Froschawer in the yeare 1550." See, in Mr. Lea Wil- 
son's Catalogue, an account of his beautiful copy, perfect and 
uncut ; with notice of the variations from that which was given to 
the British Museum by Speaker Onslow ; this latter contains some 
leaves printed by John Daye, which probably were added after the 
copies had arrived in England. 

37. — New Test, Tyndale's, by Daye and Seres. 1550. 12^'. 

Title, in black and red, within a compartment, having the royal 
arms at the bottom, " The new Testaraet of our Saviour Christ 
" newly set forth after the best copie of William Tindale's trans- 
" lation, whereunto are added the notes of Thomas Mathewe, with 
" other, &c." Imprinted by John Daye and William Seres, &c. 
On reverse, the arms of the Duchess of Suffolk. " The Printer to 
" the reader," (in red,) 1 page ; on reverse, an Almanac, beginning 
1550 : Calendar, in black and red, 12 pages ; "a Table of princi- 
" pal matters, &c." 45 pages ; " a Declaration of the table," &c. 
and ^' Imprinted at London by John Daye, &c." 2 pages ; one 
blank. Wm. Tyndale to the reader, 15 pages : " The bokes con- 
" teyned in the Newe Testament ; a Prologe upon the Gospell of 
" Saynte Mathew,"" with a coarse woodcut, and a couplet of 
verses. The Text, sign, c i. — St. Mark begins on i iv. Prologue to 
the Romans, on e e ii. filling 33 pages ; Revelation, on a a v rev. 
Epistles from the Old Testament, 6 pages ; " a Gatheryng of harde 
"wordes," &c. 11 pages. Colophon, "Imprynted at London by 
" John Day — Anno mdI. the vi day of February." The whole 
book is in black letter : tables, prologues, &c. &c. in the same type 
as the Text. A full page contains 38 lines. 

SS.—New Test. Coverdale's and Tyndale's. by R. Wolfe. 1550. 12«. 
Title, in black and red, in a wooden border, " The Newe Testa- 
" ment. Diligently translated by Myles Coverdale, and conferred 
"with the translacion ofWiUyam Tyndale, &c. an. m.d.l."' On 
reverse, in black and red, an Almanac, Kalendar, &c. 16 pages. 
The Text, a — z. a — y viii. including 9 pages of Tables. On re- 
verse of the last, Wolfe's device, and imprint in Italics. — There are 
21 small cuts in the Apocalypse, and some others through the 
volume. Before the Acts is a map, headed *'The journey of 
"S.Paule."' The running titles are in Roman capitals: the mar- 
ginal references in small Roman. — A full page contains 31 lines. 



THE NEW TESTAMENT. 848 

39. — New Test. Cranmer* 8, printed at IVorcetter. 1650. ♦». 

Title, with the royal arras at top, and the head of King Edward 
at bottom, " The Ncwe Testament of our Saviour Joiu Christc, 
" with the notes and expositions of the dark placet therein." 
" The Prynter to the reader," 1 page. On reverse, in black and 
red, " An Almanac for 25 years,'* beginning 1550. A Calendar, 
6 leaves, in black and red. ''A Table of the fcastcs,** &c. "A 
" Table to fynde the Epistles," &c. " The order how the Ncwe 
" Testamente is read," &c. "A Table for the foure Evan- 
" gelistes, wherein thou maiest lightlye fynde any story conta}7ied 
" in them." These together occupy 10 leaves. The Text, " St. 
" Matthew, &c. to Revelation," a i — r r v rev. " Epistles out of 
" the Old Testament," 6 pages. " Notes and expositions of the 
" darke places," &c. 63 pages. On the reverse of the last leaf is, 
"Imprinted the xii. Daye of January, Anno Do. m.ccccc.l. At 
" Worceter by Jhon Oswen. Cum gratia ^ Privilegio ad impri- 
" mendum solum.** There are no woodcuts, no prologues, no con- 
tents of chapters. Marginal references, but no marginal notes. 
The leaves are not numbered. The signatures (in eights) begin- 
ning with St. Matthew, are a — z. a a — x x. A full page contains 
32 lines ». 

m.^New Test, Tyndale's, by R. Jugge. 1552. 4°. 

Title, in red and black, " The Newe Testament of our Saviour 
" Jesu Christe. FaythfuUy translated out of the Greke. Wyth 
" the Notes and expositions of the darke places therein," with a 
portrait of King Edward VI. in an oval. On the reverse. The bill 
for authorizing the price of the book. A Dedication "To the 
" most puysaunt and mightye Prince Edwarde the syxt,*" &c. in 
black only. A Calendar (in which S. Barnabas, and the Conver- 
sion of S. Paul are omitted, though they are named in the table of 
Epistles and Gospels) in black and red, 12 pages. " An Almanacke 
" for xxiiij yeares," beginning 1552, 1 page. A " Table of the 
"principall matters,'' &c. xi pages. "A perfecte supputation," 
&c. ending thus—" and from the byrth of Christ unto this pre- 

a In St. Paul's library is a fragment " the Kynges maiestie, & his highnen 

of a Worcester New Testament, con- " honorable Counsaill, for the Princi- 

taining the notes only, (sheets s s-x x) " palitye of Wales, and marches of the 

the colophon of which nms thus : " same. They be also to sell at 

" Newly Imprinted at Worceter by " Shrewesbury. Cum gratia, &c." 
" Jhon Oswen, Prynter appoynted by 



344 DESCRIPTIONS OF 

" sente yere is M.D.lii. And the whole summe and numbre of 
" yeres from the begynninge of the worlde unto this present yeare 
" of our Lord God a M.D.lii. are just fyve m. v hundred and xxvi 
"yere ii monethes, and the said odde ten daies."" "An exhorta- 
" cyon/' Sec. 1 page. " The lyfe of the blessed Evangelyste Saynte 
" Mathew/^ with a woodcut, 1 page. The lives of the other Evan- 
gelists occur in their places. Each Gospel begins with a flourished 
text-capital : and before that of S. Matthew is a woodcut repre- 
senting the kings, priests, and judges named in the genealogy of 
our Saviour. At the end of the Acts is, " The description of the 
"Lande of promys,^' with a map, 1 page. "The order of tymes,^' 
4 pages ; at the back are Jugge''s device and imprint. Then fol- 
lows a new title, in black only, within a woodcut border, "The 
" Epistles of Sainte Paule to the Roraaynes,'^ &c. &c. On the re- 
verse is, " The Argumente of the Epistle to the Roraaynes," 1 page. 
At the end of the New Testament follow the Epistles of the " Olde 
" Testament," and a Table to find the Epistles and Gospels ; toge- 
ther 9 pages : on the back of the last are Jugge's device and colo- 
phon. This edition has numerous woodcuts : those in the Gospels 
fill the breadth of the page, and frequently are composed of two 
blocks joined together. The running titles, notes, and marginal 
references, are in Italics. The volume is not paged. 

S. Mark begins on f vii 

Acts on T V 

Romans on a a ii 

S. James on m m v 

Revelation on o o vii. 

The last leaf of the book is r r vii. A full page contains 37 lines. 
A perfect and very fine copy is in Archbishop Marsh's library, at 
Dublin. 

4A.—New Test. Tyndales, by R.Jugge. 1553. 4P. 

Title, in red and black, "The Newe Testament, &c.'' [as in edit. 
1552,] With the notes, &c. The words " Mathewe xiii. f." beneath 
the king's picture, are printed in red ink. On the reverse is, " The 
" copye of the bill assigned by the Kinges honorable counsell, for 
"the auctorisinge of this Testament," fixing the price of each 
copy at " twenty e and two pence for every boke in papers and un- 
" bounded This bill bears date, " At Grenewiche the .x. of June. 

" M.D.Lii." 

Dedication, " To the mooste puysaunte and mightye Prince Ed- 



THE NEW TESTAMENT. 

" warde the syxte," &c. (of which the first four word* arc in red let- 
ters,) 2 pages. A Calendar, (in whicli the Conversion of 8. Paul ia 
inserted, not however in red but in black ink ; but St. fiamabaa ia 
still omitted : the ^'tishe days'' are also noted,) 12 pages. — An Al- 
manac for xviii. yeares, beginning 1553, 1 page. '* Table of principal 
" matters,*" 14 pages. " A true and perfect rekenyne of the yearea 
" and tyme, fee.'"' with a woodcut, 1 page. 

N. B. This supputation is merely an abridgment of that in the 
edition 1552. and descends not lower than unto Jesus Christ. 

"An exhortation," &c. 2 pages. " The description of the landc 
" of promys,'' &c. with a map, 1 page. On the reverse is the life 
of St. Matthew, with a woodcut as before. 

At the end of the Acts is "The Carte Cosmographie of the 
" Peregrination or Jomey of S. Paule, with the distauuce of the 
" myles :'' a map, and beneath it an address to the reader. On 
the reverse of this page begins " The order of tymes," 4 pages. 
On the 5th is Jugge's device and imprint. A new title, &c, as be- 
fore, " 'J'he Epistles of St. Paul,"' &c. On the reverse of q q viii 
begin " The Epistles of the Old Testament ;" and on the rev. of r r 
ii is the Table to find the Epistles and Gospels : at the end of 
which is Jugge's imprint, with his device on the back of the leaf. 

St. Mark begins on p v 
Acts on s viii 

Romans on a a ii 

S. James on m m ii b 

Revelation on o o iv b. 

The last leaf of the book is r r iv. A full page contains 37 lines. 

It has the woodcuts of the edition of 1552; which indeed it re- 
sembles very closely, except that the notes and references are here 
in the English letter, not in Italics. The volume is not paged. 

N. B. The library of Trinity College Dublin contains an imper- 
fect copy of an edition by Jugge, which appears to differ in some 
points from both these. 

4>\.—New Test. Geneva. 1557. 12*>. 
Title, " The Newe Testament of our Lord lesus Christ. Con- 
" ferred diligently with the Greke, and best approved translations. 
" With the arguments, aswel before the chapters, as for every 
" Boke & Epistle, also diversities of readings, and moste proffitable 
" annotations of all harde places : wherunto is added a copious 

Yy 



346 DESCRIPTIONS OF 

" Table/' Below is a neat woodcut, representing Time drawing 
Truth from a cave ; and under it, " at geneva, Printed by Conrad 
'' Badius, m.dlvii.'' On the reverse of the title is, " The ordre of 
" the bookes of the Newe Testament/' " The Epistle declaring 
" that Christ is the end of the Lawe, by John Calvin/' 8 leaves. 
The translator's address to the reader," 2 leaves. '' The argument 
" of the Gospel/' 1 leaf. St. Matthew, &c. fol. 1—430. The table 
and supputation of the years from Adam to Christ, fol. 431 — 455. 
On the last is, " printed by conrad badius m.d.lvii. this x or 
" JUNE.'' On the reverse are the Errata "J. The letter is a small 
beautiful Roman ; the marginal notes are in a smaller Roman ; but 
the heads of chapters, and Scripture references, are in Italics. 
The verses are divided by figures, as at present ; and this is the 
first edition in which such a division occurs. A full page contains 
37 lines. 

42.— New Test. Tyndale's^. [1561]. 12°. 

Title, in black and red, " The newe Testament of our Saviour 
" Jesu Christ. FaythfuUy translated out of the Greke, and per- 
" used by the commandement of the Kynges Maiestie and his 
" honourable counsell, and by them aucthorised. With the notes 
" & expositions of the darke places therin." In a neat frame be- 
low is a small oval portrait of King Edward VI. with an inscrip- 
tion. The reverse is blank. Dedication (with the first five words 
printed in red) 2 pages. A Kalender, in black and red, 12 pages : 
an Almanacke for xx yeares, beginning 1561 : and a " Table of 
" the principall matters," &c. 42 pages : " A true and perfect reck- 
" enyng of the yeares," &c. 1 page : [the initial letter is e in- 
stead of F.] "An exhortacyon, fee." 2 pages. A map of Pales- 
tine, 2 pages ; the life of St. Matthew, 1 page ; altogether 32 
leaves. The Text, a i— & & iv. including the Epistles, &c. 5 pages, 
and a Table, 4 pages. The colophon (having the first five words 
in Italics.) The rest of the book is wholly in black letter. The 
pages are not numbered. There are 19 cuts in the Apocalypse ; 
and some before the Gospels and Acts. A full page contains 35 
lines. 

^ Earl Spencer has a copy, in which copy, greatly resembling the above ; 

the " Fautes " are printed on a sepa- but differing in some particulars, espe- 

rate leaf. cially in having more Italics, particu- 

c Mr. Lea Wilson had a second larly in the colophon. 



THE NEW TESTAMENT. $47 

4S.-'New Test. Tyndale*». R. Jugge. [1566.] 4^. 

Title, in red and black, chiefly in Italic and Roman letter, with 
the portrait of King Edward without the words " Vivat R«x/* 
"The Newe Testament &c.'' On reverse, an Almanac for xxv 
yeres, beginning 1566. "The Epistle," or Dedication, in red and 
black, Roman letter y 2 pages : Kalender, 12 pages. " Table of prin- 
" cipall matters," 15 pages : " a true and perfect reckening,** I page; 
" An exhortation &c.'' 2 pages : a map, 1 page ; on reverse, the lyfc 
of S. Matthewe, with a woodcut. The Text, a — y vi. A map : " the 
" order of times,"" 3 pages : " The Epistles of Saint Paule" &c. 
Aai — Qqviii. including the Epistles and Table. The Colophon. 
The running titles are in Roman ; the notes, contents of chapters, 
and marginal references, in Italics. The cuts in the Gospels are 
the same as those in the editions of 1552 and 1553 : but those in 
the Apocalypse are entirely different. 

A full page contains lines. 

44.— A^. Test. L. Tomson's first edition. 1576. 8«. 

Title, "The neuu Testament of our Lord Jesus Christ trant- 
" lated out of Greeke by Theod. Beza. Whereunto are adjoyned 
" brief Summaries of doctrine upon the Evangelistes and Actes of 
" the Apostles, together with the methode of the Epistles of the 
" Apostles by the said Theod. Beza : and also short expositions on 
" the phrases and hard places taken out of the large annotations 
" of the foresaid author and Joach. Camerarius, By P. Loseler Vil- 
" lerius. Englished by L. Tomson.'"' In the middle of the page is 
a woodcut, of the angel appearing to the shepherds, surrounded 
by the words, " Beholde I bring you tidings of greate ioy that 
" shalbe to all the people. Luk. 2. 10." Beneath which is, " Im- 
" printed at London by Christopher Barkar dwelling in Ponies 
" churchy card at the signe of the Tigres head. 1576. Cum Privi- 
" legio." On the reverse of the Title is, " The order of the books"* 
&c. " An epistle to the right honorable M. Francis Walsinghani 
" Esquier, &c. and to the right worshipful M. Francis Hastings/* 
12 pages. Beza's address to the Prince of Conde, &c. 29 pages. 
" The printer to the diligent reader," 2 pages. " The description 
" of the Holy land," and a map, 2 pages. The Text, f. l~kJ(). 
On the recto of the last is the imprint ; and on the reverse Barker's 
large device of the Tiger and Lamb. Then follows a Table of the 
principall things that are conteined in the Newc Testament, &c. : 

Yy2 



348 DESCRIPTIONS OF 

m\d, A perfect supputation of the years from Adam to Christ. 
Sign. N n n to o o o 8. 

45.~iVew Test. Rhemish. 1582. 4°. 

Title, within a border, " The New Testament of Jesus Christ, 
" translated faithfully into English, out of the authentical Latin, 
" according to the best corrected copies of the same, diligently 
" conferred with the Greeke and other editions in divers languages : 
" with Arguments of bookes and chapters, Annotations, and other 
" necessarie helpes, for the better understanding of the text, and 
" specially for the discoverie of the corruptions of divers late trans- 
" lations, and for cleering the controversies in Religion, of these 
" daies : In the English Colledge of Rhemes [2 quotations in Latin 
" and English]. Printed at Rhemes, by John Fogny. 1582. Cum 
" Privilegio'' On the reverse, "The Censure and Approbation." 
The Preface to the reader, 22 pages. " The signification or Mean- 
" ing of the Numbers and Markes used in this new Testament," 
1 page. " The bookes of the New Testament, accordinge to the 
" counte of the Catholike Churche,"" with " testimonies from S. Au- 
" gustin and others,"" 3 pages. " The summe of the New Testa- 
" menf' — " The summe of the 4 Gospels" — " The argument of 
" S. Matthewe's Gospel"— together 2 pages. The Text, p. 3— 745. 
" A Table of the Epistles and Gospels, after the Roman use. An 
" ample and particular table directing the reader to all Catholike 
" truthes, deduced out of the holy Scriptures, and impugned by the 
" adversaries." " The explication of certaine wordes in this trans- 
" lation, not familiar to the vulgar reader, which might not con- 
" veniently be uttered otherwise." Errata — together 27 pages. The 
annotations are placed at the end of each chapter. The shorter 
notes, references, and numbers of the verses, are in the margins. 
At the end of S. John's Gospel is "The summe and the order of 
" the Evangelical historic : gathered breifly out of al foure, even 
" unto Christ's ascension." 

46. — New Test. Authorized, first edition. 1611. 12". 
Title, in black, within an architectural woodcut, " The New Tes- 
" tament &c. Newly translated out of the Original Greeke : and 
" with the former Translations dihgently compared and revised. 
" By his Maiesties speciall command. Imprinted at London, by 
" Robert Barker, &c. An. 1611. Cum privilegio!" On the re- 
verse, in Roman letter, " The names and order of the books &c.'' 



THE NEW TESTAMENT. 

The Text, a — a a. The book is printed in black letter, with a blick 
line round each page: the marginal references, in Romam, aro 
divided by another line. The initial letters of each Book aie col 
in wood. The running titles, and heads of chapters are in Rowum ; 
the contents of chapters, in Italics. 



DESCRIPTIONS OF PARTS OF THE NEW 
TESTAMENT. 

47. — St. Matthew, ch. v. vi. vii. with an exposition by W, T^m* 
dale. [1530?] 16°. 

Title, in Roman letter, within a woodcut composed of figures, 
" An exposicion uppon the v. si. vii. chapters of Mathew, which 
" thre chaptres are the keye and the dore of the scripture, and 
" the restoring agayne of Christes lawe corrupte by the papistes. 
" Item before the booke, thou hast a prologe very necessarie, con- 
" taynynge the whole somme of the covenaunt made betwene God 
" and us, uppon which we be baptised to kepe it. And after thou 
" hast a table that leadeth the by the notes in the mergentes, unto 
'' all that is intreated of in the booke."" Reverse of the title, blank. 
" The Prologe,"** fol. ii — xii. : on reverse begins the Exposition, 
fol. xii— cxv. On the reverse, a Table, 10 pages unnumbered, llie 
book is in Roman letter, except w which is Gothic. The initial 
letters of the 3 chapters are very large and singular. Mr. Lea Wil- 
son judges the type to be very like that of Tyndale's Pentateuch 
of 1530; and assigns that year as the probable date of the volume. 

48. — The same. No place y no date. 16". 
Title, without any woodcut, " An Exposycyon up6 the v. vi. & 
" vii. chapiters of Mathewe ^ whiche thre chapiters are the keye 
" &c. — in the boke. cum privilegio." Reverse blank. " Unto the 
" reder," fol. ii (for iii) to fol. xi rev. at the bottom a woodcut. 
The text, fol. xii — cvii. rev. signed w. t. The table, commencing 
on o 4 unnumbered, 4 leaves (2 more wanting.) The running title 
is in Gothic : the Text in Roman, except the letter w : the Exposition 
in a smaller Roman, with the same exception. But, on the last 
two leaves, the text is printed in Gothic. The word " not" is con- 
stantly spelled " nat."" After many of the clauses of exposition 
3 or 4 printed hands in a line, mixed with crosses, occur. There 
are 4 woodcut initial letters, in addition to the woodcut after the 
preface. 



350 DESCRIPTIONS OF 

4.9.— The same. No date. (1538?). 12°. 

Title, " An Exposy | cyon vpon the v. vi. vii. chap | ters of Ma- 
" thewe, which thre chap | ters are the keye and the dore of the | 
" scrypture, and the restoring agayne | of Moses lawe corrupt by 
" ye Scry | bes and Pharyses. And the expo | sycyon is the re- 
" storynge agayne of Chrystes lawe corrupte by the Pa | pistes. 
" €r Item before the boke, | thou hast a prologe very necessary, | 
" conteynynge the whole sum of the | couenaunt made betwene 

" God and | 

" vs, vpon which we 
" be baptysed to 
i .... " kepe it. 

" And after thou haste a table that 

^ ' :< , " ledeth the by the notes in the 

" margentes, vnto al that 

" is intreated of in the 

" booke. 

" €r CVN PRIVILEGIO." 

The title is in black letter entirely, except the 'cun privilegio' — 
and not in any woodcut or border ; reverse blank. " Unto the 
" reader," fo. ii (black letter). This prologue extends to fol. xi 
not xii ; and is in Roman letter — the first letter h is a woodcut 
somewhat ornamented, and is the Roman letter. 

On fol. xii (which is in Roman letter, all the others throughout 
the book being black letter) begins the work thus : 
" The V. chapter 
" of Mathewe.*' 
this is in black letter; as is the text throughout; the exposition 
however is in Roman letter. The first letter of the text, w, is in 
a woodcut (and is the Roman letter) ornamented like the first let- 
ter of the prologue. 

The marginal notes are Roman ; chap. 5 ends at the foot of the 
recto of fol. Iviii, and chap. 6 begins on the reverse. 
" m An Exposy- 
" cyon of the syxte 
" Capiter." 
Like the rest ; text black letter, except the initial letter t, which 
is Roman; an ornamented woodcut. The exposycion is Roman. 
This part extends to the end of fol. xci. 



THE NEW TESTAMENT. 861 

Fol. xcii. " An Expositi- 
" on of the vii. 
" Chapter." 
The initial letter j, like the other initial letters, Ilonian ; mud a 
woodcut with two grotesque heads in it. 
This part extends to the bottom of the recto of fol. cix, with 

" w. T.'' 
" The table whiche shall sendc you to 
" all thynges conteyned in 
" this boke." 
The Table, in Roman letter, commences on the next page, and 
extends to ten pages, unnumbered. At the bottom of the tenth 
page, which is the recto of leaf cxiiii. 

" €^ Cum priuilegio 
" regali." 

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The last page is blank. 



50. — The Acts of the Apostles in metre y by Christopher Tye. 
1553. 16°. 
Title, " The Actes of the Apostles, translated into English 
" Metre, and dedicated to the Kynges moste excellent Maiestyc, 
" by Christofer Tye, Doctor in Musyke, and one of the Gentylmen 
" of hys Graces moste honourable Chappell, wyth notes to eche 
" Chapter, to sjnage and also to play upon the Lute, very neces- 
" sarye for studentes after theyr studye to fyle theyr wjrttes, and 
" also for all Christians that cannot synge to read the good and 
" Godlye storyes of the lyves of Christ hys Appostles. 1553." On 
the reverse of the title are three stanzas from " Syrack xxxii." fol- 
lowed by the words " Hynder not Musyke." Dedication, " To the 
" Vertuous and Godlye learned Prynce Edwarde the vi. by the 
" Grace of God King of Englande, Fraimce and Irelande, De- 
" fendour of the Fayth, and on earth next and immediatly under 
" Christe, of the Churches of England and Irelande the Supreme 
" head, your grace's humble lovynge and obedient servaunte Chris- 
" tofer Tye, wysheth the continuance of God hys feare to dwell in 
" your graces heart, longe to raygne in muchc honoure, healthe, 
" wealthe and victorye." Then follows a metrical preface, con- 
sisting of 25 stanzas, commencing thus : 



352 DESCRIPTIONS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT. 

" Consydrynge well, most godly Kyng 

" The zeale and perfecte love 
" Your Grace doth beare to eche good thyng 
" That geven is from above.**"* &c. 
The text, with music for four voices, Meane, Tenour, Counter- 
tenor, Bassus : 

1. 

" In the former Treatyse to thee 

" Dere frend The o phi lus 
" I have written the verite 

'^ Of the Lord Christ Jesus. 

2. 

" Whiche he to do and eke to teache 

" Began until the daye 
" In whiche the Sprite up hym did feache 

" To dwell above for aye."" 

The concluding stanza (of chapter xivth and last) is thus : 
" Howe he the doore of fayth untyde 

" The Gentyls in to call 
" And there longe tyme they dyd abyde 
" With the disciples all." 
" Imprynted at London by Ny colas Hyll for Wyllyam Seres. 
" Cum privilegio ad imprimendum solum."^ The volume contains 
only the first fourteen chapters ; it is printed in black letter. Sig- 
natures A — N. in eights. 

N. B. In the Public Library at Cambridge there is a copy which 
differs from the above. It has no date: its colophon is, '^Im- 
" printed at London, in Poules Churchyarde at the signe of the 
" Hedgehogge, by Wyllyam Seres. Cum privilegio fee." It is 
printed in black letter ; its pages are unnumbered. Signatures in 
eights, A — H viii. A full page contains six stanzas, 24 lines. The 
running titles are in Roman; the contents of each chapter, in 
small Itatics. 



TRANSLATIONS OF THE PSALMS. 958 



APPENDIX E. 

TRANSLATIONS OF THE PSALMS. 

i.— The Psalter, from M. Bucer. 1530. 24». 
Psalm xix. 

The hevens declare the maiestc of God : and y« firmament 
sheweth what are his workes. 

On daye succeding a uother whetteth continually owre 
thoughtis : & on nyghte folowing a nother encresethe owre 
knowledge. 

Theis creatures have nether speche nor wordes : nether is their 
voices eny where harde. 

And yet their poyntyng and shewyng hath taught all the 
worlde : & their dumme speche hath gone forth into all y« costes 
of ye worlde. 

He hath fastened in them a tabernacle for the sonne : this 
Sonne cometh forth of his cloudes lyke a br)'degrome , ye lyke a 
fresshe valiaunt knighte to make his course. 

Frome y^ farthest easte parte of y« hevens cometh he forthe : 
havynge his recourse unto the other extreme : nether is their eny 
mane that maye hyde hym frome his heate. 

N. B. In Psalm iii the following explanation of the word Selah 
occurs in the shape of a note : " This worde Selah signifieth y*^ 
" sentence before to be pondred with a dcpe affecte, longc to be 
" rested upo and the voyce there to be exalted."" 

2.— The Psalter, by George Joye. 1534. 24^ 

The hevens declare the almightye majestye off god ^ and the 
firmament sheweth forth the worke of his handis. 

Every day precheth the same : every night layeth forth the same 
also unto our knowlege. 

There is nether speche nor togue but amonge them arc the 

voyces of these al herde. 

z z 



354 TRANSLATIONS OF 

Into al the world e goeth forth the speche of them ^ and their 
wordis unto the worldis ende. 

He hath set in them a tabernacle for the sonne : whece he pro- 
cedeth like a bridegrome out of his chabre ^ and like a geaunt he 
dresseth him selfe to peruse his coursse. 

Frome the one syde of the hevens he goth forth myghtely to 
the tother : and there is noman that maye hyde him from his heat. 

3. — Psalm xxii. by M. Coverdale. 1537. 16o. 

1. The Lord is my Shepherd: I shall lack* nothing. 

2. He feedeth me in a green pasture, and leadeth me to the^ fresh 

water. 

3. He quickeneth my soul, and bringeth me forth in the way of 

righteousness for his name's sake. 

4. And '^ though I walk ^ in the valley of the shadow of death, yet 

fear I* no evil: for thou art with me : thy staflP, thy sheep -hook 
do f comfort me. 

5. Thou preparest a table before me against mine enemies. Thou 

anointest my head with oil, and fillest my cup full. 

6. Oh let thy lovingkindness and mercy follow me aU the days of 

my life, that I may dweU in the house of the Lord for ever. 

N. B. The readings below are from the Bible of 1535. 

4. — Goostly Psalms, by Myles Coverdale. (1539.) 4". 
Psalm cxxxvii.b 
1. 
At the ryvers of Babilon 

there sat we downe ryght hevely 
Even whan we thought upon Sion 
we wept together sorofuUy 
for we were in soch hevynes 
y' we forgat al our merynes 

and left of all our sporte & playe 
on the willye trees y*^ were therby 
we hanged up our harpes truly 

And morned sore both night & day. 

a can want d should walk now 

*^ a e I fear 

c (omitted) f (omitted) 

^ Coverdale did not versify Psalm xix. 



THE PSALMS. 

2. 
They that toke us so cruelly 

and led us boundc into pn'son 
requyred of us some melody 
with wordes full of derision 
when we had hauged our harpes awayc 
this cruell folke to us coulde saye 

Now let us hear some mery songe 
Synge us a songe of some swete toyne 
as ye were wont to synge at Sion 

where ye have lenied to synge so longe 

3. 
To whom we answerd soberly 

beholde now are we in youre honde 
how shulde we under captivite 

synge to the lorde in a straunge londc 
Hierusalem. I say to the 
Yf I remembre the not truly 

My honde playe on the harpe nomore 
Yf I thynke not on the alwaye 
Let my tonge cleve to my mouth for aye 
and let my loose my speache therfore. 

4. 
Yee above all myrth and pastaunce 

Hierusalem I preferre the 
Lorde call to thy remembraunce 
The sonnes of Edom ryght strately 
In the daye of the destruccion 
which at Hierusalem was done 

for they sayd in theyr cruelnes 
Downe with it, downe with it, destroye it all 
Downe with it soone, that it may fall 
Laye it to the grounde all that there is. 

5. 
O thou cite of Babilon 

Thou thyselfe shalt be destroyed 
Truly blessed shalbe that man 
which even as thou hast deserved 
z z 2 



35& TRANSLATIONS OF 

Shall rewarde the with soch kyndnesse 
As thou hast shewed to us gyltlesse 

which never had offended the 
Blessed shall he be that for the nones 
Shall throwe thy chyldren agaynst the stones 

To brynge the out of memorie. 

5. — Psalm xiv. by Princess Elizabeth. 1548. 12". 

Fooles that true fayth, yet never hod, 
Sayth in their hartes. There is no God. 

Fylthy they are, in their practyse^ 
Of them not one, is godly wyse. 

From heaven the lorde, on man ded loke. 
The knowe what wayes, he undertoke, 

All they were vayne. and went a stray e. 
Not one he founde, in the ryght waye. 

In harte and tunge, have they deceyte. 
Their lyppes throwe fourth, a poysened beyte. 

Their myndes are mad, their mouthes are wode. 
And swyft they be, in shedynge blode. 

So blynde they are, no truth they knowe, 
No feare of God, in them wyll growe. 

How can that cruell sort be good ? 
Of Gods dere folcke, whych sucke the blood ? 
On hym ryghtly, shall they not call. 
Dyspayre wyll so, their hartes appall. 
At all tymes God. is with the iust ^ 
Bycause they put, in hym their trust. 
Who shall therfor, from Syon geve. 
That helthe whych hageth, in our beleve ? 
Whan God shall take, fro hys the smart. 
Than wyU Jacob, reioyce in hart. 
Prayse to God. 

6.— The Penitmtial Psalms, by Sir Thos. Wyatt. 1549. 12'*. 

Ps. H. 
Rue on me Lord, for thy goodnes and grace 
'i'hat of thy nature, arte so bountifull 



THE PSALMS. 867 

For that goodues, that in thy worde doth brmce 

Repugnant natures, in quiet wr>derfull 

And for thy mercyes, nober withoute ende 

In heaven and earth, perceaved so plentifiill 

That over al, they do thcmsclfes extende 

For hys mercye, moche more then man can synne 

Do away my synne, that thy grace offende 

Ofte tymes agayne wasshe me, but Mashc me well wythin 

And from my synnes, that thus makes me afrayde 

Make thou me cleane, as ever thy wonte hath bene 

For unto thee nowe, none can be layde 

For too prescrybe, remyssion of synne 

In harte retoumed, as thou thyselfe haste sayd 

And I beknowe my faulte, and my neglygence. 

7.— The Psalter, by R. Crowley. 1549. 4^. 

Psalm xix. 
To us the heavens do declare, 

Goddess wonderful glorie : 
And the copasse thereof doeth shewe 

hys handworcke trulye. 
The day that succedeth shall teach 

us yet a little more : 
And the nyght folowynge shall shewe 

more then that went before. 
They have no maner of language, 

nor wordes sowndynge wyth noyse : 
They speake not as men use to speake, 

no ma doeth heare theyr voyce. 
Yet went theyr rule through out y« world, 

all men have heard theyr sounde : 
And thejn* wordes went into the coastes, 

of all the worlde so rownde. 
In these heavens the Lorde hath sette, 

a dwellyngeplace and tent : 
For the sunne that wyth his bryght beames, 

is alwaye resplendent. 
And as a brydgrowme he commeth 

out of his bower bryght : 
Ryght cherfuUy to renne his rase, 

lyke to a man of myght. 



358 TRANSLATIONS OF 

At tlie utmost parte of the easte, 
he doeth his rase begynne : 

And in the utmoste of the weste, 
is hys returnynge in. 

And under the heavens that be 
so wonderfull and wyde : 

There is not one that from his heate 
may hym absent or hyde. 

S.— Psalms, by Stemhold. 1549. 12". 

Psalm xix. 

1. 
The heavens and the fyrmamente, 

do wondersly declare : 
The glory of God omnipotent, 

Hys woorkes and what they are, 

2. 
Eche day declareth by hys course, 

an other day to come : 
And by the nyght we knowe lykewise, 

a nyghtly course to runne. 

3. 
Ther is no laguage, tong, or speche, 

where theyr sound is not hearde : 
In al the earth and coastes therof 

theyr knowledge is conferd. 

4. 
In them the lord made royally, 

a settle for the sunne : 
Where lyke a Gyant joyfully 

he myght hys ioumey runne. 

5. 
And all the skye from ende to ende 

he compast round about : 
No man can hyde hym from his heate 

but he wil fynd hym out. 



THE PSALMS. 8M» 

9.-— Certain Psalms, by W. Hunnit, 1550. 8«. 
Psalm li. 
1. 
Have mercye lorde, upon my soulc 

thy goodnes me restore, 
And for thy mercye infinite 
my synne thynke on no more. 
2. 
From wickednes lorde wasshe thou mc 

and dense me from my sjTine, 
For I confesse my evyll lyfe 
that I before was in. 

8. 

Onlye to the have I synned 

and done yll in thy syght. 
That in thy wordes whe men the judge 

myghtest overcome by ryghte. 

4. 
Beholde I was begotte in synne 

and so my mother bare me 
Wherfore I clayme thy savynge helthe 

Mercy good lorde and spare me. 

5. 
That I may render unto the 

truthe in the inwarde parte 
Then secretely I shall receive 

thy wysedome in my hart. 
6. 
With ysop lorde then sprinkell me 

And so shall I be cleane 
And whyter thus shall I be made 

than ever snowe hath ben. 

10.— Psalms by Stemhold. 1551. 12«. 

Psalm xix. 
1. 
The heavens and the firmament, 

doe wonderously declare : 
The glorye of god omnipotent, 
his workes and what they arc. 



360 TRANSLATIONS OF 

2. 

Eche daye declareth by his course, 

an other daye to come : 
And by the night we knowe likewyse 

a nightly course to runne. 

3. 

There is no language, tong, or speche, 
where their sound is not heard : 

In all the earth and coastes thereof 
their knowledge is conferde. 

4. 

In them the Lorde made royally 

A settle for the sunne : 
Where lyke a Giant joyfully, 

he might his iourney runne. 

5. 
And all the skye from ende to ende, 

he compast rounde about : 
No man can hide him from his heate 

but he will finde him out. 

II. — Certain Psalms, by F. Seagai'. 1553. 12" 
Psalm cxii. 

The man is blest that feareth God 

and walketh in hys waye : 
That in hys lawe, hath hys delyght 

and doth hys wyll obaye. 

Hys seade on earth, shall prosper well 

And wondrouslye increase : 
The faythfall flock, shal be blessed 

Wyth everlastinge peace. 

Hys house wyth rytches, shall abounde 
Wyth plenty and great store : 

Hys ryghteousnes shall styl indure 
and last for evermore. 

Unto the man that mercy sheweth 

and walketh here aryght ; 
From darknes great, shall then appeare 

Unto hys eyes playne lyght. 



THE PSALMS. Ml 

O happy is, the mercyfull 

That lendeth lyberallyc : 
And iu hys words, is circumspect 

And speaks advyscdlye. 

The wycked and the ungodlye 

Shall it beholde and se : 
And wyll conceave dyspleasure then 

And sore offended be. 

They shall for it, gnashe with theyr tcath 

And vanysh quyte awaye : 
And all their desyre, and their wyll 

Shall peryshe and decaye. 

12.— Psalms by Stemhold, printed at Geneva. 1556.* 16*». 

1. 
The heavens and the firmament* 

do wonderouslyb declare, 
The glory of God omnipotent, 

his workes and what they are. 

2. 

The wonderous^ workes of God appeare, 

by every d day's successe : 
The nyghtes ^ which likwise their race runne ^ 

the selfe same thinges g expresse. 

3. 
Ther ^ is no language, tong •, or speche ^, 

where theyr sound is not hearde : 
In al ^ the earth and coastes therof 

theyr ^ knowledge is conferd. 

4. 
In them the lorde " made for the simne 

a place of great renome 
Who like a bridegrome rady trimed « 

doth P from his chamber come. 

* Various readings, from the edition printed at Edinburgh, 1564. 
a firmaments ** wondrously » tongue '' speache 

c wondrous ^ everie ' all ™ their 

e nights ' rune » Lord ° ready trimde 

e thing ^ There p doelh 

3a 



363 TRANSLATIONS OF 

5. 

And as a valiant champion. 

Who for to get a prise q, 
With joye doth hast ^ to take in hande 

some noble enterprise. 

6. 
And al ' the skye from ende to ende * 

he compaseth " about : 
Nothinge ^ can hyde y it from his heate ^ 

but he wil find ^ it out. 

IS.—TTie Psalter, by Abp. Parker, (about 1560.) 4". 
1.. 
The heavens do tell : how God excelth 

in glory, power, and might : 
The firmament : so excellent, 
his handy worke endight. 

2. 

For day to day : succeeding aye, 

doth playne his power declare : 
As night to night : ensuyng ryght, 

setteth out hys lovyng care. 

3. 

No speche, or tong : to them doth long, 

theyr voyce distinct not hard : 
To magnifie : theyr Lord so hie, 

by languages regard. 

4. 
But yet theyr sound : as wordes rebound, 

on all the earth it strayes : 
To further cost : aU uttermost, 

their noyse theyr maker prayse. 

5. 
In them he set : the sunne so net, 

d; like bridegrome which proceedth : 
His chamber out : as Giaunt stout, 

rejoyceth hys course to speede. 

^ price r doeth haste « compasseth ^ Nothing 

■ all t end to end y hide ^ heat » finde 



THE PSALMS. 39 

6. 

His course goeth out : even round about, 

the heaven and back rctreatth : 
From East to West : it hath no rest, 

all thynge doth feele hys heate. 

14.— rA€ Psalms, Stemhold*s. Edinburgh, 1664. »•. 

See various readings from this edition, appended to that of 
1556; No. 12. 

l5.-^Th€ Psalmesy by Arthur GoldtHff. 1571. 4f. 

1 . The skyes declare the glorie of God, and the cope of heaven 

telleth foorth the woorkes of his handes. 

2. Day unto day uttereth ^ speeche, and nyght unto nyght telleth** 

foorth knowledge. 

3. There is no speeche, nor language, where their voyce ia not 

herd. 

4. Their wryting is gone foorth intoo all the earth, and their 

wordes intoo the uttermost coastes of the world : in them 
hath he set a pavilion for the Sonne. 

5. And he cometh foorth as a brydegroorae out of his chamber, 

and reioyceth like a strong man too ronne his race. 

6. His coming out is from the uttermost coste of the heavens, 

and his gooing about is uppon the uttermost poynt of the 
same : and no man is hid from the heate of him. 

le.—Certain Psalms, by R. Stanihurst. 1583. 80. 

Psalm ii. 

With franticque madnesse why frets thee multitud heathen ? 

And to vayn attemptings what fury sturs the pepil ? 
Al thee worldlye Regents, in clustred coompanye crowded, 

For toe tread and trample Christ with his holye godhead. 
Brake we their hard fetters, wee that be in Christia houshold. 

Also from oure persons pluck we their yrnye yokes. 
Hee skorns their woorcking, that dwels in blessed Olympus : 

And at their brainsick trumperie follye flireth. 
Then shall he speake too those in his hard implacabil anger, 

And shall turmoyle them, then, with his heavye furj'C. 
I raigne and doe goveme, as king, by the Lord his apoinctmot. 

Of mount holy Sion, his wil eke hcv'nly preaching. 
3 a2 



.^64 TRANSLATIONS OF 

Thee father hath spooken : thow art my deerely begotten : 

This day thy person for my great issue breeding. 
Too me frame thy praiers, eke of ethnicks the heyre wil I make 
the. 

Also toe thy seisin wide places earthlye give I. 
With the rod hard steeled thow shalt their villenye trample ; 

Like potters pypkin naughtye men easlye breaking. 
You that ar earthlye Regents, Judges terrestrial harcken. 

With the loare of virtu warily too be scholed. 
Too God your service with feareful duitye betake yee ; 

With trembhng gladnesse yeeld to that highnes honor. 
Ijerne wel your lessons, least that God ruffle in anger 

And fro the right stragling, with furye snatcht ye perish. 
When with swift posting his dangerus anger aprocheth, 

They shal bee blessed which in his help be placed. 

17. — Certayne Psalms ^ by Abraham Fraunce. 1591. 4*^. 
Psalm viii. 
O Prince all-puysant, 6 King al- mighty ly ruling. 
How wodrous be thy works, and how strange are thy proceedings? 
Thou hast thy greate name with moste greate glory reposed 
Over, above those lamps, bright-burning Lamps of Olympus, 
Ev'n very babes, yong babes, yong sucking babes thy triumphant 
Might set foorth ; to the shame of them which injury offer, 
Ev'n to the shame of them which damned blasphemy utter. 

When that I looke to the skies, and lyft myne eyes to the heavens. 
Skies thyne owne hand-work and heavens framed by thy fingers ; 
When that I see this Sunne, that makes my sight to be seeing 
And that Moone, her light, light half-darck, dayly renuing, 
Sunne dayes-eye shynyng, Moone nights-light chereful apearing 
When that I see sweete Starres through christal skies to be 

sprinckled. 
Some to the first spheare fixt, some here and there to be wandryng. 
And yet a constant course with due revolution endyng. 
Then doe I thinck, 6 Lord, what a thing is man, what a wonder ? 

IS.— Sundry Psalms, by H. Lok. 1597. 4°. 
Psalm cxxi. 

1. Unto the hils I lift my eyes, from whence my helpe shall grow; 

2. Eve to the Lord which framM the heavens, and made the deeps 

below. 



THE PSALMS. 

3. He will not let my fecte to slip, ray watchman neither aleepe*. 

4. Behold the Lord of Israeli, still his flocke in safety keepes. 

5. The Lord is ray defence, he doth about me shadow caste; 

6. By day nor night, the sunnc nor raoone, my limbs shall bume 

or blast. 

7. He shall preserve me frora all ill, and rac from sinnc protect ; 

8. My going in and comraing forth, he ever shall direct. 

19.— 7%e Penitential Psalms, by R. Verstegan. 1601. 8». 
Psalm cxxix. 
Ev'n from the depth of woes 
Wherein my soule rcmaines 
To thee in supreame blis 
O Lord that highest raignes, 
I do both call and cry : 
"Tis deep hart-sorrow*s force 
That moves me thus to waile, 
'Tis pittie Lord in thee 
Must make it to availe, 

Thyne eares therefore aply. 
2. 
If stricktly thow o Lord 
Observed haest my sinne, 
Alas what shal I do ? 
What case then am I in ? 
If rigour thow extend : 
But well o Lord I know 
Sweet mercy dwelles with thee. 
And with thy justice then 
It must expected bee. 

And I therefore attend. 

20.— Certain Psalms, by A. Montgomery ? Edinburgh. 1606. 8^ 

Psalm xix. 
The firmament 
and heavens outstent 
so excellent ^ 

Thine handy worke and glorious praise proclame : 
Each day to day 
succeeding ay 
in their array 



366 TRANSLATIONS OF 

And night to night by course do preache the same. 
No sound of breath or speech 

of men have they 
Yet everie- where they preach 

thy praise, I say : 

Their lyne goeth out 

the earth about 
Their voice is heard throughout the world so wide. 

There he a Throne 

sette for the Sunne 
And Paylion plight, his mansion to abide. 

2\.— The Psalms, by H.Ainsworth. 1612. 40. 

1 . To the Mayster of the Musik : 

a Psalm of David. 

2. The heavens, doo tel the glory of 2. The heav'ns, doo tel the glory of God : 
God : and the outspred-firmament ^"^ firmament dooth preach 
sheweth, the work of his hands. 3- Work of his hands. Day unto day, 

dooth largely-utter speach : 

3. Day unto day uttereth speech : & and night to night dooth knowledge shew. 

night unto night, manifesteth ^ ^^ ^^^^^^^ ^^^ ^^^^^ ^^^ ^^^^ , 

knowledge: ^,^ . ... , , ^ 

5. Iheir voice it-is not heard. Their line 

4. No speech, and no words : through al the earth is gone : 

not heard is their voice. ^"^ *o ^^^ world's end, their speakings : 

in them he did dispose, 

5. Through al the earth, gone-forth 6. tent for the sun. Who, bridegroom-like, 
is their line ; and into the utmost- out of his chamber goes : 

end of the world, their speakings : ioyes strong-man like, to run a race, 
he hath put a tent in them, 7. From heav'ns end, his egress ; 

for the sun. & his regress to th' ends of them : 

6 A 1 1 , , hidd from his heat, none is. 

. And he j as a brydegroom, 

going-forth out of his privy- 
chamber : joyeth as a 
mighty^ man, to run a race. 

7. From the utmost-end of the 
heavens, is his egress ; and his 
compassing-regress, is unto the 
utmost-ends of them : and none 
is hidd, from his heat. 



THE PSALMS. 887 

22.^Frfti Select Psalmn, by Sir E. 8andy». 1015. V. 
Psalm xix. 

The heavens declare the glori' of God ; that worlds great arch 
foorth-tels 

His handi woork we are himself who thousand heavens excels. 

Both day to day resounds these woords, and night to night inures 

This knowledge high ; which vieuing ey to muzing niynd auurea. 

No speach, no language under sky, which hath not heard their 
voice : 

Their woords through earth to ends of world run ruled with glori- 
ous noise. 

He here the Sun in hour hath plac^ : the sun, like bridq^me 
brave 

Who coming foorth, like Giant stout to run his race dooth crave. 

His course from utmost end of heaven he takes, and round amain 

By mighti compas to' utmost end of heiven returns again. 

His glistering rays all guild the world : no less his quicning heat. 

What earth, what air, what sea containtb, cheers up with comfort 
great. 

2S.— The Psalms, by H.Dod. 1620. 12«. 

Psalm xix. 

1. 

The heavens bright through all the earth 

the glorie of God declare : 
The firmament lykewise sheweth 

that they his hand workes are. 
Day unto day doth utter speach, 

and night to night doth shew 
That by their course exactly kept 

true knowledge still may growe. 

2. 

Yet speach or language there is none 

but yet their voyce is heard. 
Their line through all the earth is gone : 

their words throughout the world. 
Unto the utmost end thereof : 

and in them plac'd hath he 
A tabernacle for the Sunne. 

Which well compared may be. 



368 TRANSLATIONS OF 

3. 

Unto a bride grome stately trim^d 

which do^th from chamber come 
And lyke a strong man greatly do''th 

rejoyce his race to runne. 
His goeing foorth is from the end 

of heaven where he is set, 
His circuit to the endes thereof 

nothing hid from his heat. 

24. — Some Psalms j by Bishop Joseph Hall. 1624. fol. 

Psalm viii. 
1. 
How noble is thy mighty Name,' 
O Lord, o're all the worlds wide frame, 
Whose glory is advanc't on high 

Above the rowling heavens racke ! 
How for the gracelesse scorner's sake. 

To still the avenging enemy, 
2. 
Hast thou by tender infants tongue, 
The praise of thy great Name made strong, 

While they hang sucking on the brest ! 
But when I see the heavens bright, 
The moone and glittering starres of night. 

By thine Almighty hand addrest, 
3. 
Oh ! what is man, poore silly man. 
That thou so mind'st him, and dost daine 

To look at his unworthy seed ! 
Thou hast him set not much beneath 
Thine Angels bright ; and with a wreath 

Of glory hast adomM his head. 
4. 
Thou hast him made high soveraigne 
Of all thy works, and stretcht his raigne 

Unto the heardes, and beasts untame. 
To fowles, and to the scaly traine, 
That glideth through the watry Maine. 

How noble each-where is thy Name ! 



THE PSALMS. 300 

25. — Certain Psalnts, by Lord Verulam. 1825. 4P, 
Psalm cxxxvii. 
1. 
When as we sate all sad and desolate, 
By Babylon, upon the rivers side, 
EasM from the Taskes, which in our captive state, 
We were enforced daily to abide, 

Our harps we had brought with us to the field, 
Some solace to our heavy soules to yeeld. 
2. 
But soone we found, we fail'd of our account, 
For when our Mindes some freedome did obtaine, 
Straight-waies the memory of Sion Moimt 
Did cause afresh our wounds to bleed again e ; 

So that with present griefs, and future fearcs. 
Our eyes burst forth into a streame of Teares. 
3. 
As for our Harps, since Sorrow strooke them dumbe. 
We hang'd them on the Willow Trees were neare ; 
Yet did our cruell masters to us come. 
Asking of us some Hebrew Songs to heare ; 
Taunting us rather in our Misery, 
Than much delighting in our Melody. 
4. 
Alas (said we) who can once force or frame 
His grieved and oppressed Heart to sing. 
The prayses of Jehova's glorious Name, 
In banishment, under a forraine King ? 

In Sion is his seat, and dwelling place, 
Thence doth He shew the brightnesse of his face. 
5. 
Hierusalem, where God his Throne hath set. 
Shall any Hower absent thee from my minde? 
Then let my right Hand quite her skill forget ; 
Then let my voice, and words, no passage finde ; 
Nay if I doe not thee prefer in all, 
That in the com passe of my thoughts can fall. 
6. 
Remember thou, 6 Lord, the cruell cry 
Of Edora's Children, which did ring and sound, 

3 B 



370 TRANSLATIONS OF 

Inciting the Chaldaeans Cruelty, 

Downe with it, downs with it, even unto the ground. 
In that good day, repay it unto them, 
When thou shalt visit thy Hierusalem. 

7. 

And thou, 6 Babylon, shalt have thy turne 

By just revenge, and happy shall he bee, 

That thy proud Walls and Towers shall wast and bume. 

And as thou did'st by us, so doe by thee. 

Yea happy he, that takes thy childrens Bones, 
And dasheth them against the pavement stones. 

2Q.— The Psalms, by King James I. 1631. 12^ 
Psalm xix. 

1 . The glory of Almighty God, 

the heavens doe still proclaime : 

And their extended stately round es, 

shew what his hands did frame. 

2. Each day by day burstes dayly forth, 

the wonders of his might : 
And night to night instructing this, 
by darkenesse doth give light. 

3. They have no speech nor words at all, 

their meaning to declare : 
and yet their voyce, without these helpes, 
is current every where. 

4. Their line is stretched o're all the earth, 

their sounds no bounds confine : 
They are a tent, whereas installed, 
the Sunne with pompe doth shine. 

5. For like a bride-groome marching forth 
with a majestike pace : 
He like a strong man, cherefuUy 
doth runne a constant race. 

6. He from the East, at first doth take 
his progresse to all parts : 
Then goes his circuit to the West, 
and heat to all imparts. 



THE PSALMS. 571 

27, ^Divers Psaiftuf, by J. Vicars. l(J31. 12«». 
Psalm xxiii. 
1. 
Israeli's great Shepheard is my Shepheard kinde, 
In him (therefore) all needfull things I finde; 
Corporall comforts, aliment extemall, 
Spirituall Dainties, Manna, food supernal : 
In fields hee foulds mee, full of tender Grassc, 
Where silver-strcames doe smoothlie, sweetly passe. 

2. 
And when my soule with sorrow seemes deprest, 
The Lord re-cheers it, with sweet peace and Rest, 
And me with rules of Righteousnesse instructcth. 
And me in Goodnesse graciously conducteth : 
So that in Death's dire Dale I walke secure. 
Thy rod, thy Staffe, supporting mee most sure. 

3. 
And, maugre all the malice of my foes. 

My Cuppe with all choice Blessings overflowes, 
My Table is with Dainties well appointed, 
My head with Oyle of Gladnesse is annointed : 
And, all my daies, God's Grace shall me defend 
And in his holy-house, my life Pie spend. 

2S.— The Psalms, New England version. First edition. Cambridge. 

1640. 4". 
Psalm xix. 
1. 
The heavens doe declare 
the majesty of God : 
Also the firmament shews forth 
his handy-work abroad. 

2. 

Day speaks to day, knowledge 
night hath to night declared. 
There neither speach nor language is 
where their voyce is not heard. 

3. 

Through all the earth their line 
is gone forth, and unto 
3 u2 



372 TRANSLATIONS OF 

the utmost end of all the world 
their speaches reach also : 

4. 
A Tabernacle hee 

in them pitcht for the Sun. 
Who Bridegroom like from's chamber goes 
glad Giants-race to run. 

5. 
From heavens utmost end, 
his course and compassing ; 
to ends of it, and from the heat 
thereof is hid nothing. • 

29. — Psalm i.from the same version. 1640. 
1. 
O blessed man, that in th^ advice 

of wicked doeth not walk : 
nor stand in sinner^ s way, nor sit 
in chayre of scornfull folk. 

2. But in the law of Jehovah, 

is his longing delight : 
and in his law doth meditate 
by day and eke by night. 

3. And he shall be Uke to a tree 

planted by water-rivers : 
that in his season yeilds his fruit, 
and his leaf never withers. 

4. And all he doth, shall prosper well, 

the wicked are not so : 
but they are like unto the chaffe 
which winde drives to and fro. 

5. Therefore shall not ungodly men, 

rise to stand in the doome, 
nor shall the sinners with the just, 
in their assemblie come. 

6. For of the righteous men, the Lord 

acknowledgeth the way : 
but the way of ungodly men, 
shall utterly decay. 



THE PSALMS. 87$ 

30. — Psalm !.• from the same vertion, corrected by Dunster amd 
Lyon. 1650. 8«. 
1. 
O blessed man that walks not in 

th* advice of wicked men 
Nor standcth in the sinners way 
nor scorners seat sits in. 

2. But he upon Jehovah's law 

doth set his whole delight : 

And in his law doth meditate 

both in the day and night. 

3. He shall be like a planted tree 

by water brooks, which shall 
In his due season yield his fruit, 
whose leaf shall never fall : 

4. And all he doth shall prosper well. 

The wicked are not so : 
But they are like unto the chaff, 
which wind drived to and fro. 

5. Therefore shall no ungodly men 

in judgement stand upright. 

Nor in th* assembly of the just 

shall stand the sinfull wight. 

6. For of y® righteous men, y* Lord 

acknowledgeth the way : 
Whereas the way of wicked men 
shall utterly decay. 

31.— The Psalms, by Fr. Rous. First edition. \€A\. IS'*. 
Psalm xix. 
1. 
The glory of Almighty God 

the Heavens do speak and shew : 
The firmament his handy worke 
presenteth to our view 

« I have been obliged to give these to find a copy of the edition of 1650. 
two specimens from Thomas' " His- Psalm i. is the only one reprinted by 
tory of Printing ;" not having been able Thomas. 



374 TRANSLATIONS OF 

* ' 2. 

Day unto day doth speak and tell 

His wisdom and his might ; 
And a true knowledge of the same 

night sheweth unto night. 

3. 
Both tongue and language bears the voice 

which they abroad do send : 
Their speech through all the earth, their words 

go to the wide world^s end. 

4. 
A tabernacle for the Sun 

in them prepared hath he ; 
Whom, as a bridegroom coming forth 

we from his chamber see. 

5. 
In glorious brightness forth he comes 

from his appointed place. 
As a strong man he doth rejoice 

swiftly to run his race. 

6. 
And all the skie from end to end 

he compasseth about, 
Nothing can hide it from his heat 

but he will find it out. 

32.— 7%e Psalms, by F. Rous. Third edition. 1646. 12". 

I. 
The heavens God's glory tell, the skye 

his handy- work doth preach ; 
Day utters speech to day, and night 

to night doth knowledge teach. 

2. 

There is no speech, nor tongue, to which 

their voice doth not extend ; 
Their line's gon out through al the earth, 

their words to the world's end. 



THE PSALMS. 

8. 

In them He set the Sun a tent, 
Who like a bridegroom go'th 

From's chamber, glad his race to run, 
ev'n as a strong man doth. 

4. 
From heav'ns end his out-going is, 

his course to th' end again ; 
And there is nothing from his heat 

That hidden doth remain. 



879 



SS.—Tke Psalms, by W. Barton,* First edition. 1644. 12o. 
1. 



The heavens give to understand 
the glory of the Lord : 

The operations of his hand 
the firmaments record. 

2. 



♦ Various readings from the latest 
of Bar ton* t vertion which I hi 
examined. Dublin^ 1 706. 



Night unto night hath knowledgshow'n, Day unto day hath made it known 
and day with day confer'd : and night to night dcclar'd : 

And speech or language there is none 
where their voice is not heard. 

3. 4. 

Their line doth close and comprehend 

the vast earth round about : 
Unto the world's remotest end 

their words are passed out. 
4. 
The Lord a tabernacle there 

did for the Sun compose : 
Which as a Bridegroom doth appear 

that from his chamber goes, 

5. 
Rejoycing for to run a race 

like to a champion stout : 
At heavens farthest distant place 

begins his going out. 

6. 
And he to heavens utmost end 

his circuit makes compleat : 
And there is nothing can defend 

or hide il from his heat. 



llieir line is gone throughout the earth 

their words as far extend 
And there's his royal tent set forth 

the Sun to comprehend. 



Which as a bridegroom bravely clad 
doth leave his lodging place : 

And gyant-like with gesture glad 
Sets out to run his race. 



6. 

He reacheth heaven's vast extreams 
making his course compleat : 

And nothing can by any means 
be hidden from his heat. 



376 TRANSLATIONS OF 

S4>.-'Psalm 137, by Rd. Crashaw. 1648. 12°. 

1. 
On the proud bankes of great Euphrates flood 

There we sate, and there we wept : 
Our Harpes that now no musick understood. 
Nodding on the willowes slept. 
While unhappy captivM wee 
Lovely Sion thought on thee. 

2. 
They then that snatcht us from our countries breast 

Would have a song carvM to their eares 
In Hebrew numbers, then (6 cruell jest !) 

When Harpes and Hearts were drowned in teares 
Come, they cry'd, come sing and play 
One of Sion''s songs to day. 

3. 
Sing ? play ? to whom (ah) shall we sing or play 

If not Jerusalem to thee ? 
Ah thee Jerusalem ! ah sooner may 
This hand forget the masterie 
Of Musicks dainty touch, then I 
The Music of thy memory ; 

4. 
Which when I lose, 6 may at once my tongue 

Lose this same busie speaking art, 

Unpearch't, her vocall Arteries unstrung 

No more acquainted with my heart. 

On my dry pallat's roof to rest 

A wither'd leaf, an idle guest. 

5. 
No, No, thy good Sion alone must crowne 

The head of all my hope-nurst joyes. 
But Edom cruell thou ! thou cryd'st downe, downe 
Sinke Sion, downe and never rise. 

Her falling thou didst urge, and thrust. 
And haste to dash her into dust. 
6. 
Dost laugh ? proud Babils daughter ! do, laugh on. 
Till thy mine teach thee teares. 



THE PSALMS. 377 

Even such as these ; Uugh, till a venging throng 
Of woes, too late doc rouze thy fcaret. 
Laugh, till thy childrcns bleeding bones 
Weepe pretious teares upon the stones. 

S^.—The Scottish Kirk Version. Edinburgh. 1050. JMP. 
Psalm xix. 
The heav*ns God's glory do declare : 
The skyes his hand-works preach. 
Day utters speech to day, and night 
to night doth knowledge teach. 

There is no speech nor tongue, to which 

their voice doth not extend. 
Their line is gone through all the earth, 

their words to the world's end. 

In them he set the sun a tent 

who bride-groom-like forth goes 
From's chamber, as a strong man doth, 

to run his race, rejoyce. 

From heavn's end is his going forth 

circling to th' end again : 
And there is nothing from his heat 

that hidden doth remain. 

Se.—The Psalms, by Bishop King. 1651. 12«. 
1. 
The Heavens high declare the fame 

Of God, who did them frame, 
One day another tels, and night 
His wonders doth recite. 
2. 
They have no language, yet they teach. 

Without or tongue, or speech : 
And through the earth their sound is gone 
To every Nation. 

3. 
God in the circle of those spheares 

A Tabernacle reares ; 
In which the swift, unwearyM Sun 
His daily course may run. 
3c 



878 TRANSLATIONS OF 

4. 
Who, as a Bridegroom freshly deckt 

Doth on the world reflect : 
And, as a Giant strong in might. 

Darts forth his piercing light. 

5. 
He breaking from the Eastern skies 

Doth from his chambers rise : 
And till his beames declining set. 

Nothing can shun his heat. 

37. — A Century of Psalms, by John Patrick. 1679. 

Ps. xix. 

1. 
The Heavn's, whose beauteous frame we see, 

God's skill and pow'r proclaim ; 
The laws by which each day succeeds 

The night, declare the same. 

2. 
These, tho' they have no voice like ours, 

Nor words to them belong ; 
Yet they express to all the world 

Thy praise, without a tongue. 

3. 
The Sun has there a glorious tent : 

No bridegroom shews his face 
So chearful, nor no Champion runs 

With so much strength his race. 

4. 
Forth from the eastern coast he bends 

His course unto the west : 
All th' earth rejoices in his light. 

And by his heat is blest. 

38. — The Ascents of the Soul^ by Lord Coleraine, 1681. 

Ps. cxxiv. 
1. 
Had not the Lord been on our side, 
Now may the wrastling Israel say. 
When Esau did his troops provide ; 
Our flocks had been the Lyon's prey. 



THE PSALMS. 

2. 

Had not the Lord been on our tide. 

When men agaiust us rose (Uke waret); 

The surges of their rage and pride 
Had snatcht us quick into our graves. 

3. 
Like Whales upon Amittay's son, 

Death's jaws on us they opened wide ; 
Dathan's strange end how could we shun, 

Had not the Lord been on our side? 

4. 
When seas of rage swellM to that height 

As on our souls to whelm their tide ; 
Those torrents had destroyed us quite 

Had not the Lord been on our side. 

5. 
Then had the stream our strength o'erpowrd 

But we through floods, thro' foes, did wade ; 
And were not, as a prey, devoured 

Nor of their cursed teeth afraid. 

6. 

Blessed be God ! our life's got free 
From all the toy Is their mischief set ; 

As birds out of a snare, so we 

'Scape strangely through the fowler's net. 

7. 
Hell snares are broke, our souls are freed. 

For on God's help our hearts are stay'd ; 
God's word speaks Heav'n, and earth his deed ; 

His hands preserve the works they made. 

8. 
God keep us all, as all he made ; 

From Him the heav'ns and earth proceed : 
Upon his truth our trust is stayed : 

Hell's snares are broke, and we are free'd. 

S9.— The Psalms, by Simon Ford. 1688. 8». 

Ps. xix. 

The Heavns throughout their vast extent 
Proclaim their great Creator's praise : 
3c2 



380 TRANSLATIONS OF 

And the star-spangled firmament 
His wondrous workmanship displays. 

Each day unto the next relates 
His daily Providence's stories : 

Night likewise after night repeats 
Renewed prospects of His glories. 

Wherever men converse by speech. 
Though various languages they use, 

These preachers, understood by each. 
Nature's religion do infuse. 

Their line through all the earth is gone. 
And their words reach its utmost bounds : 

For in them dwells the glorious Sun, 

Whose constant light the world surrounds. 

Each morning, like a Bride-groom trimM 
His golden beams adorn his face : 

And as a giant strongly limb'd, 
Rejoycing, he begins his race. 

From th' Eastern point of Heaven bright 
He makes his progress to the West : 

Scattering each-where both heat, and light 
With which all creatures are refresh t. 

40. — Brady and Tate's first Specimen. 1695. S^. 

1. 

The Heav'ns declare thy glory. Lord, 

which that alone can fill ; 
The firmament and stars express 
Their great Creator's skill. 

2. 
Revolving days, with ev'ry dawn, 

fresh beams of knowledge bring : 
From darkest nights successive rounds 

divine instructions spring. 

3. 
Their pow'rful language to no realm 

or region is confined ; 
Tis Nature's voice, and understood 

alike by all mankind. 



THE PSALMS. 3H| 

4. 

Their doctriue''8 sacred sense iUelf 

through earth's extent dispUys ; 
Whose bright contents the circling Sun 

Around the world conveys. 

5. 
No Bride-groom for his nuptials drefl^ 

has such a chearful face ; 
No Giant does like him rejoyce 

to run his glorious race. 

6. 
From East to West, from West to East, 

his restless circuit goes ; 
And through his progress, chearful light 

and vital warmth bestows. 

41. — The Psalms, translated from the Vulgat. 1700. 12<». 

1. The heavens speak the glory of God, and the firmament seta 
forth the works of his hands. 

2. Each day relates it to the next day, and night to night im- 
parts the knowledge of it. 

3. Not in words or speches, whose voice is not heard. 

4. For the sound of them is gone thorow the whole earth, and 
their words from one end of the world to the other. 

5. He has placed his tabernacle in the sun, and he himself is like 
a bridegroom, comming out of his wedding chamber. 

6. He setts forth with triumph as a giant to run his career; 
from one end of the heavens he begins his progres. 

7. And proceeds to the other end, and the whole world do's 
feel* his warmth. 

42. — Psalterium Americanum. Boston^ 1718. 12°. 

1. The Heavens, they declare abroad || the majesty of God ; j| and 
the expanding firmament || shews forth his handy work. || 

2. Day unto day most copiously || utters to tut a, speech ; || Night 
unto night insinuates || the things that we should know. |j 

♦ feel's, (edit. 1704.) 



882 TRANSLATIONS OF 

3. There is not any speech on earth || nor words usM any where ; || 
where the loud voice utter'd by them || may not be plainly heard. || 

4. Their line is gone thro' all the Earth, j] and to the very end || 
of the whole habitable world, || the words which they do speak. || 
In them he sets the sun a tent : || 

5. And he goes Bridegroom Uke || from his Bride chamber, glad 
as one || strong for to run a race. || 

6. He goes out from one end of Heaven ; || and rolls to t'other 
ends; || and there's not any thing that is || hid from the heat 
thereof 11 



43. — "An act for a publique Thanksgiving to Almighty God every 
" yeare on the fift day of November, Enacted November the 
" fift 1605. &c." 1620. 12'\ 

" The same act in verse, meete for song , thereby to retraine in minde 
" our safetiefrom the gunpouder treason.'' 

1. 

Whereas Almightie God hath in 

All ages shew'd his power 
And mercie in miraculous 

standing our Saviour : 
And gracious deliverer 

of Church and children dear : 
Protecting safely Kings and States 

who right religious are. 

2. 

And where no nation on the earth 

hath binne more rearely blest. 
With greater benefits, then this 

our realme among the rest. 
Which freely now enjoy 'th the true 

and free profession 
Of sacred Gospel under our 

King, and dread Soveraigne. 

3. 

Who greatest, and best learned is, 
And most religious King, 



THE PSALMS. 

That ever raigncd iu thii land, 

enriched with blesscing. 
Of a most hopeful] progcuic, 

and plenteous Royall seede, 
descending of his Royall race 

and promising indeed : 

4. 
Continuance of this happinewe 

and true profession 
Even unto all posteritie 

Which the malignant one 
With dir'llish Papists, Jesuits, 

and Seminaries all 
Did greatly feare, and envie, with 

their priests Sathanicall : 

The second Part. 
5. 
And they thus fearing, did conspire 

and that most horribly, 
That when our Soveraigne Lord the King 

his Royal Majestic, 
With Queene, & Prince, & all the Lords 

(most fearefull to remember) 
With all the Commons, had been met 

the fift day of November. 

6. 
Within the yeare of Christ our Lord 

XVI hundred & five, 
Then sudainely t'have blowne them up, 

not leaveing one alive : 
With houses bothe of Parliament, 

and all that royall Court, 
With gun-powder : to Church & realme 

to worke the deadly hurt. 

7. 
A plot so barb'rous, inhumane, 

and full of crueltie, 
As never was the lyke before 

heard of, or knowne to be. 



384 TRANSLATIONS OF 

And was (as some the principal 

Conspiratours confesse) 
DevisM of purpose to be donne 

(an action mercilesse.) 
8. 
Within the houses nam'd before : 

that where lawes manie a one 
Most good and needefull were decreed 

for preservation. 
Of true Religion, Church, and State : 

which they with slaunder terme 
And falsly calle most cruell lawes 

enacted against them, 
9. 
And their Religion : both the place 

and persons all should be 
Destroyed, and blowne up at once : 

The which all men might see 
Had to the utter mine tum'd 

of these Dominions all : 
Had it not pleasM allmightie God 

to let his mercie fall 
10. 
Upon our soveraigne Lord the King 

his Royall Majestic, 
Whose heart he did with spirit divine 

inspire most graciously, 
To make interpretation of 

dark phrases in a letter, 
shewed to his Royall Majestic 

the which he did discover 

11. 
Surpassing farre constructions all 

of ordinarie kinde, 
aworke itselfe miraculous, 

this treason hid to find : 
Which he in wisdom great, reveaFd 

not manie howers before, 
the devilish execution tyme 

set by the Romeish whore. 



THE PSALMS. 

The third part. 
12. 
Therefore the King and all his Lord* 

of honorable sort, 
And all his faithfull subjects doe 

most justly with comfort 
Acknowledge, and confesse. That this 

great blessing did procccde 
meerely from God, in mercie greate, 

as his most gracious dcede. 

13. 
And therefore doe ascribe unto 

his owne most holy name 
All honour, glorie, laud, and thankes, 

with praises for the same. 
And doe retaine in memorie 

This happie joyfuU day, 
of that most rare deliverance 

to prayse of God allway. 

The fourth part. 
14. 
Be it therefore enacted, by 

the Roy all Majestic 
Of our good King, and by his Lords 

divines and temporaltie. 
And also by authoritie 

of this whole Parrament, 
Th' aforesayd powres, & Commons all 

assembled nowe present. 

15. 
That all and singuler divines 

in Churches Cathedrall 
And ministers in everie Church 

which is Parochiall : 
Or other place, that is for use 

of prayer knowne by name, 
In England's realme or within 

dominions of the same, 
3 D 



386 TRANSLATIONS OF 

16. 

Shall alwayes on the fifth day of 

the moneth of each November, 
In prayers to Almightie God 

give praise and thankes for ever : 
For this most wondrous happienesse 

in our deliverance : 
That so the same may be preserved 

in due rememberance 

The fifth part. 

17. 

And that all people dwelling in 

England''s dominion. 
They shall resort with diligence 

A 11 way that day upon. 
In faithfuUnesse, to parish Church 

or Chapel customed : 
Or to some usuall place, whereas 

our God is worshiped 

18. 

In prayer, preaching, or the lyke, 

to serve God usually : 
And then and there they shall abyde 

in order, soberly : 
All tyme of prayer, reverendly, 

or preaching of God's word. 
Or ajaie other service true 

performed to the Lord. 

19. 

And that all persons maie be put 

in mynde of this good lawe. 
And of this dutie : as they stande 

of God and King in awe : 
And that they maie the better to 

the same prepared be 
In holie service to our God. 

Be it a sure decree 



THE PSALMS. mf 

20. 
Enacted, by authoritie, 

as it aforesaid is, 
That everie Minister warning give 

unto parishners his : 
In publique at the prayer tyrae 

on Saboth morne before 
The fifth day of November come, 

that it for evermore : 

21. 
May duly be observed as 

a day of sanctitie : 
And that that daye, this Act be read 

In publique distinctly. 

yiNis. 

[This Act is printed at the end of H. Dod's version of the 
Psalms, 1620.] 

44. — Psalm cxxiii. paraphrased by waye of thanksgiving for our 

great deliverances from the Papists Powder Plot : by L Vicars. 

1631. 12". 

1. 

Now may England 

confess and say surely ; 

If that the Lord 

Had not our cause maintained. 
If that the Lord 
Had not our state sustained 

When Antichrist 

Against us furiouslie 
Made his proud Brags 
And said. We should all die 

2. 
Not long ago 
They had devoured us all : 
And swallowed quicke 
For ought that we could deeme : 
Such was their rage 
As we might well esteeme : 
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388 TRANSLATIONS OF 

And as proud floods 
With miglity force do fall ; 

So their mad-rage 

Our lives had brought to thrall. 

3. 

Our King and Queene 
The Prince and princely race ; 
Their Counsell grave. 
And chief Nobility ; 
The Judges wise 
And prime tribe of Levi ; 
With all the prudent 
Statesmen of the Land, 
By Ponder fierce 
Had perished out of hand. 

4. 
The raging streames 
Of Rome with roaring noise 
Had with great woe 
Ore-whelm'd us in the Deepe : 
But, blessed Lord 
Thou didst us safely keep 
From bloodie teeth 
And their devouring jawes : 
Which as a prey 
Had griped us in their clawes. 

5. 
But, as a bird, 
Out of the fowler^s grin, 
Escapes away : 
Right so it far'd with us ; 
Broke were their nets 
And Wee have scaped, Thus, 
God that made heaven 
And earth was our Helpe then 
His mercy saved us 
From these wicked men. 

6. 
O let us therefore 
With all thanks and praise. 



THE PSALMS. 

Sing joyfully 

To Christ our heavenly King 
Whose wisedome high 
This fact to light did bring : 

Grant then 6 Lord 

We doe thee humbly pray 
We may accord 
To praise thy name alway. 
Amen. 



^90 DESCRIPTIONS OF 

APPENDIX F. 

DESCRIPTIONS OF EDITIONS OF THE PSALMS. 

I.— The Psalms. (Argentine). 1530. 24°. 

Title, in black and red, within a compartment, " The Psalter of 
^^ David in Englishe purely ad faithfully traslated aftir the text of 
" Feline : every Psalme hauynge his argument before ^ declarynge 
" brefly thentente & substance of the whoU Psalme.^' On the re- 
verse, " Johan Aleph greteth the Englishe nacion. Be glad in ye 
" Lorde (dere brothern) & geve him thankes : which nowe a y^ 
" laste of his merciable goodnes hath sente ye his Psalter in En- 
" glishe, faithfully & purely translated : which ye may not mesure 
'^ and Juge aftir the come texte. For the trowth of y^ Psalmes 
" muste be fetched more nyghe y^ Ebrue veritie, in the which 
" tonge David, with the other syngers of y^ Psalmes firste sunge 
" them. Let y^ gostly lemed in y^ holy tonge be juges. It is y® 
*' spirituall man (saith Paule) which hath the spirit of god y' muste 
" de— me & juge all thynges. And y^ men quietly sittynge (if 
" the truth be shewed them) must juge and stand up and speke 
" (the firste interpret holdynge his pease) god geve ye true spi- 
" rituall & quiete sittynge juges Ame." 

The first Psalm, with a wooden initial, containing David playing 
on the harp. Psalm cl. ends on fol. 235. Then follow 8 pages of 
tables. At the end, '^Emprinted at Argentine in the yeare of 
*^ oure lorde 1530. the 16. daye of January by me Francis foxe (not 
"foye, as it has been often printed.) Praise ye the lorde.^' The 
titles, initials of each verse, and some other parts, are in red. The 
folios are numbered in Arabic numerals. The signatures run in 
eights. A full page contains 21 lines. 

The Museum copy is a beautiful one, it formerly belonged to 
Dr. Coombe. I do not know of the existence of a second. 

2.— The Psalter, by George Joye. 1534. 24". 
The title, surrounded by a rude woodcut, in four parts, "David's 
" Psalter ^ diligently and faithfully traslated by George Joye ^ with 
" brief Arguments before every Psalme ^ declaringe the eff'ecte 
" therof. Psalme cxx. Lorde ^ delyver me from lyinge lippes ad 
" from a deceaitful tong.^^ 



THE PSALMS. 391 

The whole of this, except the words •• DavtdV and " Pnlmt 
" exx." is ill red. Reverse of the title, blank. No diwiiffurtnn^ ^^ 
preface. The text, fol. 2—221: on this last it, "Thna endetli the 
" text of the Psalmes ^ translated outc of Latyne by George Joye. 
" The year of our Lorde m.d.xxxiiii, y^ moncthc of Auffusie." 
Then follows a table of contents, 7 pages, unnumbered ; after which, 
"^Martyne Emperowr. 1534." The book is printed in Gothic let- 
ter, of two sizes; it has titles and arguments to each Psalm ; and 
a few marginal notes. The leaves are numbered. A full pace 
contains 21 lines. The Cambridge copy of this excetiivcly ran; 
book, is quite perfect. 

3. — The Psalms^ by Jo. Campensis, No place. 1534. 10». 
Title, in a neat woodcut border, " A paraphrasis upon al the 
" Psalmes of David, made by Johannes Cupensis, reader of the 
" Hebrue lecture in the universitie of Lovane, and traslated out 
" off Latyne into Englishe. 1534." The reverse is blank. " Unto 
" the reader," 2 pages. The Text, fol. a iii — & 8; concluding, on 
the reverse, with the words, " Here endeth the Paraphrasis upon 
" the Psalter of David made by Johannes Campensis," The vo- 
lume bears no name of place or printer. 

4.—Goostly Psabns, by Miles Coverdnfe. (1539?) 4". 
Of this very rare volume, unnoticed (until recently) by all our 
bibliographers », and of which perhaps the only copy now remain- 
ing is the one preserved in the library of Queen's College, Oxford, 
the following description, though long, may be acceptable. The 
title, " Goostly psalmes and spirituall songes drawen out of the 
" holy Scripture, for the comforte and consohicyon of soch as love 
" to rejoyse in God and his worde. Psalm cxlvi. O prayse the 

» I had said (p. 136.) that this volume This denunciation may have greatljr 

vas utterly unnoticed ; and at the time contributed to its present rarity. No 

of writing that note, I believed it to be mention however is there made whe- 

80 : for 1 had not then had an oppor- ther these Psalms were in prose or 

tunity of consulting the Jirst edition of verse. ITiis list of prohibited book* 

Fox's Book of Martyrs, a volume of seems to have been omitted in all sub- 

which the inspection " non cuivis ho- sequent editions of Fox's history ; st 

" mini contingit." In that edition, at least it is not contained in those of the 

the end of some Injunctions issued by years 1576. 1583. 1641. 1684. nor is it 

K. Henry VIII. in 1539, is a Catalogue given by Wilkins in his Coodlia; al- 



of books forbidden to the people ; and though the Injunctions 

among those attributed to Coverdale, there reprinted. The Ps 

occurs " Psalmes and spiiituall songes recently reprinted, in " Coverdale^ !!•• 

" drawen out of the holie Scripture." " mains," 1846. 8°. 



392 DESCRIPTIONS OF 

'' Lorde, for it is a good thinge to synge prayses unto oure God. 
" Collos. iii. Teach & exhorte your awne selves with Psalmes & 
" Hymns & spirituall Songes. Jaco. v. Yf eny of you be mery, 
" let him singe Psalmes. 

" To the boke. 

" Go lytle boke, get the acquaintaunce 

" Amonge the lovers of Gods worde 
" Geve them occasyon the same to avaunce 

" And to make theyr songes of the Lorde 
" That they may thrust under the borde 

" All other balettes of fylthynes 
" And that we aU with one accorde 

" May geve ensample of godlynes 

" Go lytle boke amonge mens chyldren 

" And get the to theyr compayne 
" Teach them to synge y^ comaundementes ten 

" And other balettes of God's glorye 
''Be not ashamed I warande the 

" Though thou be rude in songe and ryme 
" Thou shalt to youth some occasion be 

" In godly sportes to passe theyr tyme/' 

On the reverse, " Myles Coverdale Unto the Christen reader. It 
" greveth me (most deare Reader) wha I consydre the unthank- 

" fulnesse of men, &c. &c. Yee wolde God that oure myn- 

" strels had none other thynge to playe upo, nether our carters & 
" plowmen b other thynge to whistle upon, save Psalmes, hymnes, 
" and soch godly songes as David is occupied with all. And yf 
" women syttynge at theyr rockes, or spynnynge at the wheles, 
" had none other songes to passe theyr tyme withall, tha soch as 
" Moses sister, Elchanahs wife, Debora, and Mary the mother of 
" Christ have songe before the, they shulde be better occupied,. 

^ Thus also had said Erasmus, in " Primus certe gradus est, utcunque 

the preface to his first edition of the " cognoscere. Esto riderent raulti, at 

New Testament in Greek [Basil. 1516. " caperentur aliquot. Utinam kinc ad 

foL] " Optarim ut omnes mulierculae " stivam aliquid decantet agricola, hinc 

" legant Evangelium, legant Paulinas " nonnihil ad radios suos moduletur 

" Epistolas. Atque utinam haec in om- " textor, hujusmodi fabulis itineris t<B- 

" nes omnium linguas essent trans- " dium levet viator. Ex his sint om- 

" fusa, ut non solum a Scothis et " nia Christianorum omnium eolloquia. 

" Hybernis, sed a Turcis quoque et " Tales enim ferme sumus, quales sunt 

" Saracenis legi cognoscique possint. " cotidianae nostrae confabulationes." 



THE PSALMS. 

" then with hey nony nony, hey troly loly, & toch lykc fmnt 
Therfore to geve oure youth of Englondo 



" to chaunge theyr foule & corruptc halcttcs into twcte 
" and spirituall Hymnes of God's honourc, and for thcj-r 
*' consolacion in hym, I have here (good rff»der) act out cerUjne 
'' cofortable songes grounded on God's wordc, and taken some 
" out of the holy scripture specyally out of the Psalmcs of David, 
" at who wolde God that oure musicians wolde lemc to make 

" theyr songes : As for the come sorte of balcttcs which now 

" are used in yc world, I reporte me to every good man's cosciece 

" what wycked frutes they brynge. Alas the worldc is all to 

" full of vicious and evell lyvers alredy. It is no nedc to cast 
*' oyle in y« fyre. Oure owne nature provoketh us to vyces (God 
" knoweth) all to sore. No man nedeth entysynge thcrto." 

" Now (beloved reader) thou seist the occasyon of this my small 
" labour. Wherfore yf thou perceavest, that the very wordc of 
" God is ye master therof, I praye the accepte it, use it, and pro- 
" voke youth unto y^ same. And yf thou felest in thine hert, that 
" all the lordes dealynge is very mercy & kyndnes, cease not then 
" to be thakfull unto hym therfore : but in thy myrth be alwaye 
" syngyng of him, that his blessed name may be praysed now and 
" ev^er. Amen." 

This title and address occupy 4 leaves, with the signature i{< 
Then begin, " Goostly Psalmes," &c. in various metres, with mu- 
sical notes, fol. i. continued to fol. Ivi. ; on the reverse of the last 
is a Table of the Songs contained : [among them are, the Mag- 
nificat, Nunc dimittis, and Psalms xi. ii. xlv. cxxiii. cxxxvi. cxxvii 
(2). 1. (2). cxxix. xxiiii. Ixvi. xiii. cxhi. cxxxii, according to the num- 
bering of the Latin Vulgate.] " Imprynted by me Johan Gough, 
" cum privilegio Regali." The signatures run in fours. ITic type 
is Gothic. 

^— The Psalms. Printed by E. Whitchurch. (1547?) 12«. 

Title, in black and red, within a compartment, " The psalter of 
" David in English truly translated out of Latyn. Every psalmc 
" havynge his argument before, declaryng brefely thentet & sub- 
" staunce of the whole Psalme. Whereunto is annexed in thendc 
"certayne godly prayers thoroweoute the whole ycre, coinonly 
" called collettes." On the reverse, a woodcut of David and Bath- 
sheba. "The firste psalme," fol. ii. Psalm cl. ends on fol. cxiii. 
Table; "Prayers called Collettes," fol. cxiiii— cxxviii. Ou the 

3e 



394 DESCRIPTIONS OF 

last, " Imprynted by Edwarde Whytchurch cum privilegio ad im- 
" primendum solum/' Then foUow the Song of the three Children, 
Magnificat, Benedictus, Te Deum, and the Athanasian Creed ; oc- 
cupying 4 leaves, not numbered. The titles of the Psalms, and 
initials of the verses, are in red. The signatures run in eights. A 
full page contains 34 lines. 

6. — The Psalter^ Cranmer's translation, by JR. Grafton. 1548. 4". 

Title, in black within a border, " The Psalter or Psalmes of 
" David after the translation of the great Bible, poincted as it 
" shalbe song in Churches. Cum privilegio &c. 1548.^' Reverse 
blank. An Almanac, in black and red : on the reverse, a Table of 
the names of the psalms after the order of the Alphabet. In this 
page the dividing letters a b & c are printed in red, all the rest in 
black, 5 pages. Te Deum, &c. 6 pages ; altogether 7 leaves. The 
Text, A ii — s s v. On the reverse, "Imprinted &c. by Richard 
" Grafton &c. m.d.xlviii." On recto of the next leaf is Grafton's 
large device. 

The Latin titles of the Psalms are in Italics. The signatures 
run in fours. On k iv b a line has been omitted in the printing, 
and is pasted on. A full page contains 25, sometimes 26, lines. 

7. — The Psalter, Cranmer's version, by E. Whitchurch. 1549. 4P. 

Title, in black, without a border, " The Psalter &c. (as before) 
—1549." The Text, a ii— c v. "Te Deum, Benedicite &c." "The 
" Latany '' &c. A Table containing the names of the Psalms, &c. 
Sign. A — E. Colophon, "Printed at London in Fletestrete at the 
syngne of the Sunne, by Edward Whitechurch. 

The Latin titles of the Psalms are in small black letter. The 
signatures run in eights and fours alternately. A full page con- 
tains 25 lines. 

8. — The Psalter, Cranmer'^s version. At Worcester. 1549. 4'*. 

Title, in black and red, within a handsome woodcut border, " The 
" Psalter or Psalmes of David after the translation of the great 
" Bible, perfectly pointed as it shall be songe in Churches : With 
" a Table shewynge what Psalmes be appointed for every day in 
" the year. Cum privilegio &c. ANNo Do. m.d.xlix. Mense Sep- 
" tembris." On reverse, in black and red, " In the end of this 
" boke is added to. Te Deum,'' &c. &c. A Calendar, in black 
and red, 12 pages. An Almanac for xix years, beginning 1548, 



THE PSALMS. |g| 

1 page. The order how the Psalter is to be r«ul. I pa^. TIm 
Text A i— p iiij. A Table of names of the Psalms, 6 pagca: mt 
reverse of the last, " Imprinted the fyrst day of Si'pt^mbra. An&o 
" Do. M.D.xLix. At worceter by Jhon Oswen. Cum pririkgio Ad 

" imprimendum solum." 

9.— The Psalter, by R Crowley. 1519. V. 

Title, in red and black, " The Psalter of David newely trant. 
'Mated into Englysh metre in such sort that it maye the more 
" decently, and wyth more delyte of the raynde. be rade and 
" songe of al men. Wherunto is added a note of four partat, 
" wyth other J:hynges, as shall appeare in the Kpistle to the 
" Readar. Translated and Imprinted by Robert Crowley in the 
"yere of our Lorde. m.d.xlix. the xx daye of September. And 
** are to be solde in Eley rentes in Holburne. Cwm PrwUegio ad 
"Imprimendum solum." On the reverse is a Table to find all 
moveable feasts. A Calendar, in red and black, 6 pages. " To 
" the Christian Reader," (in which, among other things, Crowley 
announces that he has followed the translation of Leo Judas,) 8 
pages. The " note of four parts," 2 pages. A Latin dedication to 
the President and Fellows of Magdalene College, Oxford, 3 pages. 
The Text, beginning on sign, a i. ending ou t t ii. Immediately 
after the Psalms follow the Magnificat, Nunc dimittis, Bencdictus, 
Benedicite, Te Deum, & Quicunque vnlt ; ending on the reverse of 
u u iiii. The word Finis, but no other colophon. The leaves are 
not numbered : the signatures run in fours. The whole of the 
book is in the Gothic letter, except the Latin Dedication, which is 
in Italics. A full page contains 30 lines. 

10.— The vii Psalms, by Sir Thomas Wyatt. 1549. 12». 

Title, " Certayne Psalmes chosen out of the psalter of David ^ 
" commonlly called thee, vii penytentiall psalmes, drawcu into 
" englyshe meter by Sir Thomas Wyat Knyght, wherunto is 
" added a prologe of y^ auctore before every psalme, very pleasaut 
'* & profettable to the godly reader. Imprynted at London* in 
" Paules Churchyarde, at the sygne of thee Starre, By Thomas 
" Raynald. and John Harryngton." On the reverse is a Dedica- 
tion by John Harryngton to William Marquess of Northampton, 
3 pages. " The Prologe of the author" (in verse) 6^ pages ; which 
is followed immediately by the Text. The volume is printed in 
black letter, (except the Latin titles to each Psalm, which arc in 

3e2 



396 DESCRIPTIONS OF 

Roman.) It contains signatures a i — e iv in eights : the leaves 
are not numbered. On the recto of the last we read^ " finis. Cum 
" previlegio ad imprimendum Solum, m.d.xlix. The last day of 
" December." A full page contains 24 lines. 

11. — Psalms by Sternhold. {Second edition?) 1549. 12". 

Title, within a compartment bearing Edward Whitchurch's 
cipher at the bottom^ " Al such Psalmes of David as Thomas 
'^ Sternehold late grome of y^ kinges Maiesties Robes didde in his 
" life time draw into English metre. Newly emprinted by Ed- 
" warde Whitchurche. Cum privilegio ad imprimendum solum." Re- 
verse blank. A Preface to King Edward VI, 4 pages. The 
Psalmes (thirty-seven in number) by Sternhold commence on sign. 
A iiii. and end on the recto of c ii with the words, " Finis. Here end 
" the psalmes drawen into Englisshe metre j by M. Sternholde" On 
the reverse is a preface by John Hopkins, announcing his addition 
of seven others to those translated by Sternhold ; g iii to h iii. On 
the reverse of which last we read, '' Finis. Imprinted at London 
" by Edwarde Whitchurche. the xxiiii daye of December. Anno. 
" DoM. 1549." At the end is a spare leaf, containing a woodcut of 
the church, &c. as in the edition of 1551. 

The volume is well printed : the psalms are in a large Gothic 
letter : the titles to each psalm, and the running titles, in Italics ; 
the contents of each psalm (in a four-lined stanza) in a smaller 
Gothic. The leaves are not numbered : the signatures run in 
eights. A full page contains 24 lines. 

The Cambridge copy of this very rare edition is perfect and in 
fine condition. 

12.— Psalms by TV. Hunnis. 1550. 12". 

Title, within an architectural compartment, having a female 
figure, seated, at the bottom, " Certayne Psalmes chosen out of 
" the Psalter of David, and drawen furth into Englysh meter by 
" WiUiam Hunnis servant to the ryght honorable syr Wyllyam 
" Harberde knight Newly collected and imprinted.'' On the re- 
verse is an address to the reader, 2 pages ; in which Hunnis states 
that he has "picked out these psalmes folowing which no late 
" wryter hath hytherto touched," and promises that "other thynges 
" shalbe taken in hande of me, bothe more wyllynglye and also 
" finished more exactlye, yf I do perceive these the fyrste fruites 
" of my labours and paynes to be accepted & taken in good worth. 



THE PSALMS. 

" Farewell/^ Then follows the Text, consisting of psalms 51 . 50. 87. 
113. 117. 1 17. (none of which had been vemifiwl by Stcnibold or 
Hopkins) ; the Song of Zachnrias ; the Song of the three Childmi; 
a thanksgiving to God for delivering from advemitic, KccUinastiu 
the last ; and, the Complaint of a sinner. The wliole of these are in 
stanzas of four lines, excepting the last, which is in six-Uned 
stanzas, with the burden Miserere met Deus.^Thc work *v*nthtf 
of 14 unnumbered leaves ; on the last of which is, " Inipryntcd at 
" London in Aldersgate Stretc by the wydowe of Jhon Herfordr, 
" for Jhon Harrington the ycare of our lorde. m.d. and l. Cum 
" privilegio ad imprimendum solum." 

The volume is printed in black letter; but the Latin titles of 
each psalm, and the running title " certayne psalmes in metre" are 
in Italics. A full page contains 20 lines. 

The Cambridge copy is quite perfect, sound, and clean. 1 hftYe 
never yet met with another. 

IS.— Psalms by Sternhold, 1551. 12°. 

Title, within a compartment, " Psalmes of David drawen into 
" English metre by Thomas Sterneholde. Cum privilegio, &c. 
" Imprinted at London by Edward Whitchurche, anno Domini 
" 1551."' [This is taken from the Censura literariuy for the Bod- 
leian copy wants the title ] A Dedication to King Edward VL 
4 pages. The running title of this is, " The preface." " Psalmes 
" of David," &c. from signature a iiii. to o ii. on the recto of which 
is, " Finis. Here ende the Psalmes drawen into Englishe metre by 
" M . Sterneholde." On the reverse is Hopkins' address to the 
reader, concerning his addition of vii psalms of his own translation. 
" Psalmes of David," &c. fol. o iii to h iii ; on the reverse of the 
last leaf is the colophon, " Imprinted at London in Flete Strete at 
" the signe of the Sunne over against the conduit, by Edward 
" Whitchurche, the xxii day of June. Anno Dom. 1551.'' 

At the end of the book is a spare leaf, containing a woodcut of 
the church in a state of glory, with this line in the inner margin, 
*' All fayre and white art thou my churche, and no spottc is in 
" thee." The reverse is blank ». 

a In Trinity College Dublin there is tirely in black letter, except the Latin 

an edition which in most particulars titles, which are in Roman. The copy 

agrees with this : but the Title reads, wants the last two leave*, and two 

" All suche Psalmes of David as Tho- others in the middle. ProUbly it was 

" mas Sternholde late Grome — dyd printed in this year or the foUowiog. 

" in hys lyfe tyme drawe, &c. : " and A full i)age contains 24 line*. 
it bears no date ; and the book is en- 



398 DESCRIPTIONS OF 

The Psalms translated by Sternhold are in number thirty-seven, 
viz. i. to xvii. xix. xx. xxi. xxv. xxviii. xxix. xxxii. xxxiv. xli. xliii. 
xliv. xlix. Ixiii. Ixviii. Ixxiii. Ixxviii. ciii. exx. cxxiii. cxxviii. The 
seven added by Hopkins are Psalms xxx. xxxiii. xlii. lii. Ixxix. 
Ixxxii. cxlvi. The Text of the volume is in Gothic ; the running 
title, and Latin titles of the Psalms, in Italic ; the sum of each 
Psalm, (one stanza) in Roman. The leaves are not numbered. The 
signatures run in eights. A full page contains 24 lines. 

\4^.— Psalms by Sternhold. (1551?) 24«. 

Title, within a compartment, having at the bottom Whitchurch's 
cipher with the engraved date 1545, " Psalmes of David drawen 
" into Englyshe metro by Thomas Sterneholde. Cum privilegio ad 
" imprimetidum solum.'''' The reverse is blank. A preface to King 
Edward VI. 5 pages. The Psalmes, &c. sign. Aiv b to f viii. on 
the recto of which is, '' Finis. Here end the Psalmes drawen into 
" English metre, by M. Sternhold." On the reverse is John Hop- 
kins' address to the reader, respecting the seven psalms which he 
added. The Emmanuel College copy stops here. 

It is printed in black letter ; the titles, and running title, in 
Roman ; the sum of each psalm, in Italic. The signatures run in 
eights. A full page contains 27 lines. 

15. — Certain Psalms by F. Seagar. 1553. 12°. 

Title, within an architectural compartment, " Certayne Psalmes 
" select out of the Psalter of David, and drawen into Englyshe 
" metre, wyth Notes to every Psalme in iiij parts to Synge, by 
" F. S. Imprinted at London by vvyllyam Seres, at the sygne of 
" the Hedge Hogge. 1553.'' The reverse is blank. An Epistle or 
Dedication (in verse) " to the ryght honorable lorde Russell," 4 
pages. Psalms 88. 31. 51. 112. 130. 138. 140. 141. 142. 143. 144. 
145. 146. 147. 149. 43. 64. 120. 70: after which comes, "A 
" Discription of the lyfe of man, the worlde, and vanities therof 
" (in four-lined stanzas:)"" ending with "Finis, qd F. S. Cum pri- 
'^ vilegio ad imprimendum solum. 1553." The volume contains 
signatures a — g viii in eights. The pages are not numbered. The 
Text is in black letter ; the titles and preface (of four lines) to each 
psalm, as also the running title, are in Roman. The musical notes 
are in four parts ; and occupy the two opposite pages at the begin- 
ning of each psalm. 

The copy in Emmanuel College Cambridge is perfect, sound, 
and clean; it formerly belonged to Archbishop Sancroft. Its 



THE PSALMS. 809 

rarity is considerable : but iU poetical roeritt may be qucstioMd. 
A fiill page contains G stanzas, or 2-1 lines. 

16.— Fyty-one Psahns by Stenihold. Geneva. 1556. 10». 

Title, '' One and fiftie Psalmcs of David in EngUihe metro, 
"wherof.37. were made by Thomas Stcmcholde: Ad the reit bj 
" others. Coferred with the hebrewe, and in certcyu pboet eor* 
" rected as the Text, and sens of the Prophcte required." Below 
is Crespin's device, viz. a large Y, with an old man holding up a 
rod in one hand, and with the other pointing to a scroll, wliicb ap- 
pears to encircle the Y, and contains the words, " Intrate per 
** arctam viam. — Jam. 5. Yf any be afflicted let him pray, and if any 
" be merye, let him singe Psalmes." The reverse is blank. The 
Psalms, (followed by " the Commadements of God," Exod. xx) p. 1 
— 159. On the reverse, " The fautes Wliich chanced in printinge." 
The Psalms here printed are Sternhold's 37, and 7 by John Hop* 
kins, as in the edition of 1551 ; to which are now added Ps. 23. 51. 
114. 115. 130. 133. 137. all which appear to have been the pro- 
ductions of W. W. being the same with those which occur in later 
editions of the old version under those initials ; with one excep- 
tion, viz. ps. 115 : for which in the more recent editions a different 
version (by N.) is substituted. The volume is printed in Roman 
letter; the marginal readings and references, in Italic. A full 
page (where the musical notes do not interfere) contains 30 lines. 

This Psalter forms part of the Geneva Collection, of the Form 
of Prayers, Confession of Faith, Order of Discipline, Calvin's Gate- 
chism, &c. ; but has a separate title, pagiug, and signatiurs. At 
the end of the Catechism, which is last in the volume, the Printer's 
device is repeated, with " Imprinted at Geneva by John Crespin. 
(t Anno. D.M.D.Lvi. the tenthe of february." 

17. — Sixty -seven Psalms, by Stemhold, &^c. 15G0. 16». 

Title, " Psalmes of David in Englishe metre, by Thomas Stemc- 
"holde and others: conferred with the Ebrue, and in certein 
" places corrected, as the sense of the Prophete required : and the 
" Note ioyned withall. Very mete to be used of all sorts, &c. 
" Newly set fourth and allowed, according to the order appointed 
" in the Queues Maiesties Iniunctions 
" James v. If any &c. 
" CoUoss. iii. Let the word, &c. 
1560." 



400 DESCRIPTIONS OF 

The reverse is blank. On p. 3 Psalm 1 begins, having the note, and 
a preface before it. The Psalms here published are 67 in Number: 
viz. Ps. 1—17. 19. 20. 21. 23. 24. 25. 28. 29. 30. 32. 33. 34. 37. 
41 —44. 49 — 52. 63. 66. 67. 68. 71. 73. 78. 79. 82. 94. 103. 114. 
115. 119. 121. 123. 124. 125.127—130. 133. 137. 146. 149. 
These end at p. 181. They are followed by the Hymns Benedictus, 
Magnificat, and Nunc Dimittis, in metre ; the ten Commandments, 
" with an addition : the Lord's Prayer, and the xii Articles of the 
^'Christen fayth." The volume ends in the middle of this last 
piece, at p. 192, Not having met with any second copy, I am 
unable to say how much is wanting. 

The Text of the Psalms is in Gothic : the titles, and the running 
title, in Roman. The pages are marked in figures. A full page 
(where no musical notes interfere) contains 4 eight-lined stanzas, 
or 32 lines : but sometimes 31 ; and occasionally 33. 

IS.— The Psalter, hj Abp. Parker. (1560?) 4". 

Title, in black, within a border, " The whole Psalter translated 
" into English Metre, which contayneth an hundreth and fifty 
" Psalmes. The first quinquagene. Imprinted at London, by 
" John Daye" &c. "Ad lectorem. To the reader," 1 leaf. "Of 
" the vertue of the Psalmes," 12 pages. " Athanasius in psalmos,"" 
4 pages. " Of the use and vertue of the psalmes, by Athanasius," 
12 pages. "Psalmi quodammodo sic constituti," &c. 3 pages. 
" Basilius, &c. in psalmos," 18 pages. On the last is an extract 
from Lord Surrey's translation of Ecclesiastes. " A short intro- 
" duction." The Text, Psalm i. with an argument in Italic, the 
text in Gothic, and a collect in Roman. On p. 146 is, " The ende 
" of the first Quinquagene." " The seconde quinquagene," &c. on 
a separate leaf; Psalms li. to c. ; p. 147 — 280. "The third and 
" last quinquagene," &c. as before : Psalms ci — cl. ; p. 281 — 424. 
" Gloria Patri, Te Deum," &c. 22 pages. "The eight tunes, with 
" the notes," 18 pages. " The Table," 3 pages. " Index," 3 pages. 
" Faultes escaped," 1 page. On the reverse, the printer's device 
and Colophon. 

19. — The Psalms, by Sternhold ; in 4! parts. 1563. 4°. 

Title of the first part, within a flow^ered border, " Medius of the 
" whole psalmes in foure partes, whiche may be song to al musicall 
" instrumentes, set forth for the encrease of vertue and abolishyng 
" of other vayne and triflyng ballades. Imprinted at London by 



THE PSALMS. 401 

" John Day dwelling over Aldengate, beneath 8%jni Uutym, 
" Cum gratia et privilegio Regia Maiettati* per iQi/rmifaw ISO." 
On the reverse is a cut of the Royal Arms between two piOaim, oo 
the pedestals of which arc the initials I. D. On the nett Lm f (A ti ) 
begins Veiii Creator, followed by Venite, TV Dewm, BemSdU^ Bib 
nedicttis, Quicunque vult, and other hymns, as far as ptge 28, ott 
which is the first Psalm. This volume, of which the paging begins 
at sheet b, leaving a unnumbered, ends with p. 147; on the re- 
verse is the printer^s Colophon, as in the Title. 2. " Contra tenor 
" of the whole psalmes," &c. as before. On the reverse, a woodcut 
of a man sitting opposite to a woman with two children, to whom 
he appears to be explaining something. This part contains pp. 140. 
with the Colophon, as before. 3. " Tenor of the whole psalmes/' 
&c. as before. On the reverse the same woodcut. This contains 
pp. 141. with the Colophon, as before. 4. " Bassus of the whole 
" psalmes," &c. as before. On the reverse the same woodcut. 
Then follows a table of Psalms and hymns, &c. contained in the 
book, 1 leaf, not paged. This part contains pp. 151 ; with the Co« 
lophon, as before. The musical notes are in every page. The 
pages are numbered. The signatures run in fours. Although the 
titles would lead us to believe that the whole Psalter was to be 
found in these volumes ; yet they contain (in this copy) no more 
than sixty-two Psalms. 

20.— 7%e Psalms, by Stemhold. J. Day. 1563. 4^. 
* Title, within a woodcut border, " The Whole Boke of PMdiM, 
" collected into English metre by Thomas Stamhold, J. Hopkins 
*' and others : conferred with the Ebrue, with apt Notes to syngc 
" them with all. Faithfully perused and alowed according to the 
" order appoynted in the Queenes Maiesties Iniunctions. Very 
" mete to be used of all sorts of people privatly for their solace 
" & comforte : laing a part all ungodly songs and Ballades, which 
" tende only to the norishing of vice & corrupting of youth [2 texts 
" of Scripture]. Imprinted at London by John Day dwellynge 
" &c. Cum gratia et privilegio Regie Maiestatis, perseptennium. 
" An. 1563." On the reverse is a large cut, of the Stationers' 
Arms. " A shorte introduction into the Science of Musicke, made 
" for suche as are desirous to have the knowledge therof, for the 
" singing of the Psalms ;" 9 pages. " A treatise by Athanasius," &c. 
7 pages. "The use of the rest of the Psalmes," &c. 2 pages. 
" Veni Creator," &c. &c. sign, b iii to d i. ending with " FiMis." 

3f 



402 DESCRIPTIONS OF 

On the reverse, paged 3, begins the Text, ending on p. 372. " Ser- 
" tayne other Psalmes that be usually song," pp. 373, 374. More 
ought to follow, but this copy (Mr. L. Wilson's) ends here. 

The volume is in black letter, long lines ; running titles in the 
same type ; but the marginal notes, and contents, are in a smaller 
Gothic : Latin titles, and numbers, in Roman. 

21. — TTie Psalms, by Sternhold 8^c. 12°. Edinburgh. 1564. 

The title of this rare and valuable book is as foUows : " The 
" Forme of Prayers and ministration of the Sacraments &c. used 
" in the English Church at Geneva, approved and received by the 
" Chiirche of Scotland. Whereunto besydes that was in the former 
" bokes, are also added sondrie other prayers, with the whole 
" Psalmes of David in English meter. The contents of this boke 
" are conteined in the page following, i Corinth, iii. ' No man can 
" lay any other foundation, then that which is laid, even Christ 
" Jesus/ Printed at Edinburgh by Robert Lekprevic m.d.lxiiii." 
On the reverse of the Title, " The contents of the boke. i . A Kal- 
" lender with an almanack for 12 yeeres. 2. The Confession of the 
" Christian Faith. 3. The order of electing Ministers Elders and 
" Deacons. 4. The assembly of the Ministerie everie Thursday. 
" 5. An order for interpretation of the Scriptures and answering 
" of doutes, observed one day in the weke 6. A confession of our 
" sinnes used before the Sermon. 7. Another confession used in 
" the Church of Edinburgh. <S. A confession used in tyme of ex- 
" treame ttouble {trouble). 9. A general prayer after the Sermo 
" for the whole state of Christs Church, j o. Other sortes of 
" prayers to be used after the Sermon, the Sonday and day of 
" publick prayer. 1 1 . Prayers used in the tyme of persecution by 
" the Frenchemen and when the Lordes Table is ministred. 1 2. A 
" thankesgiving for our deliverance, with prayers for continuance 
" of peace. 13. A prayer used at general and perticuler assem- 
" blies. 14. The Ministration of Baptisme and the Lordes Supper. 
"15. The forme of Mariage. the visitation of the Sicke, with a 
" prayer for the Sicke, and the maner of Buryall. 16. An order 
" of Ecclesiastical Discipline. 17. The 150 Psalmes of David in 
" meter. 18. The Cathechisme of M. Calvin. 19. A brief exami- 
" nation of Children before they be admitted to the Lords Table. 
" 20. Sundrie sorts of prayers. 21. A prayer for Scollers. 22. A 
^' prayer for labourers." 

Then follow, in black and red letters, the Calendar and Al- 



THE PSALMS. 4Qg 

manac, a table for the Golden number kc,; "A table for tim 
" shyning of the mono," with an address conoerniag H by Willuun 
Stewart to tlie Reader: a rule to find out movwble Fnuts : a 
rule to know when the mone ryscth &c. ; and a aonnK of U lii 
addressed by Wm. Stewart to the Church of Scotland. All 
pieces (including the Title) occupy 12 leaves. The 
" of faith &c." p. 1—117. A table of the Psalms, i loam« uii- 
paged. The Psalms (with music to the first stanza of eaob) p. 1 — 
460. Next follows a new title, "The Catechisme or maoer to 
" teachc children the Christian religion. Whennn the minister 
'^ demandeth the question, and the chyldc maketh auswerc : maile 
" by the excellent Doctor and Pastor in Christs Churche, John Cal- 
" vin. Ephes. 2. The doctrine of the Apostles and Prophetcs is 
" the foundation of Christs Church. Imprinted at Kdinbrough by 
" me Robert Lekprivik. 1564. Cum privilegio." p. 1 — 181, wbere 
the volume ends, without any colophon or imprint, the verso of tbe 
last leaf being blank 

The version of the Psalms is that which was remodelled at Ge- 
neva, and there printed in 1556 ; as will be seen on referring to 
the specimen given above, at p. 361. The volume is fairly printe<l, 
in Roman letter of two sizes, the introduction to each Psahn lieing 
in a smaller character : the titles and running title are in Capitals : 
the signatures run in eights. A full page, where the musical notes 
do not interfere, contains 25 lines. 

It is clear that Herbert had never seen this volume, of which 
he merely gives a slight notice from Collier's Ecclesiastical His- 
tory. The Corpus Christi copy is exceedingly fine, in sumptuous 
calf binding of the time, clasped, the leaves gilded, and ruled with 
red lines throughout. It was presented to the College by Bicliard 
Thomson, a fellow, in the year 1623. 

22. — The Psalms, Genevan version. H. Denham. 1578. IC". 
Title, " The Booke of Psalmes, wherein are contayned prayers, 
" meditations, prayses and thaukesgiving to God for hys benefits 
" towards his Church : translated faithfully according to the 
" Ebrewe : with briefe and apt Annotations in the margcnt," &c. 
&c. " Imprinted at London by Henry Denham, being the asuignc 
" of W. Seres. 1578." On reverse, the Royal Arms. An Epi»tlc 
to the Queen, 12 pages : To the reader, 4 pages : The Argument 
upon the Psalmes, 2 pages. The Text, commencing with a small 
headpiece containing the crest and motto of Ixird Burlcigb, 

3f2 



404 DESCRIPTIONS OF 

p. 1 — 373. A Table, 5 pages, unnumbered : a second Table &e. 
8 pages. On reverse, Denham's device and imprint. 

23. — The Psalms, Scottish version. Middelburgh. 1594. 8". 

Title, " The cl. Psalmes of David in Meter. For the use of the 
" Kirk of Scotland.^^ &c. A large cut of the Royal Arms of Scot- 
land : beneath it, " Middelburgh, Imprinted by Richard Schilders, 
" Printer to the States of Zeeland."" Reverse blank. " Ane Al- 
" manacke for the space of xxx 5eiris" beginning 1593. " A Calen- 
*' dar,'' 13 pages : " the use of the Epact,*" 1 page. " The names of 
" the Faires in Scotland/' 2 pages. " The contentes of the Buke," 
3 pages. The Confession of Faith, &c. ; p. 1 — 247. A second 
title, with a woodcut of a Printing-press, and the words prelum. 
R. SCHILDERS. The Text ends on p. 776. " K Table of the haill 
" Psalms," 3 pages, reverse blank. 

24.— Tlie Penitential Psalms, by Hunnis. 1600. 24°. 

The title, " Seven Sobs of a sorrowful soule for sinne &c. (as in 
" the editions of 1585 &c.) Whereunto are also annexed his Hand- 
" ful of Honisuckles : The poor Widow's mite : a Dialog betweene 
" Christ and a sinner : Divers godlie and pithie ditties, with a 
" Christian confession of and to the Trinitie ; newly printed and 
'' augmented. 1600.'' 

The different pieces in the volume have separate Titles ; which 
bear the imprint, " Newlie printed for Peter Short, 1600." 

It is a very rare little book. 

25. — TTie Psalms, in prose and verse. Dort. 1601. 16°. 

Title, " The cl Psalmes of David in prose and meter. For the 
*^ use of the Kirk of Scotland. At Dort, Printed by Abraham 
" Canin, at the expenses of the aires of Henrie Charteris, and An- 
" drew Hart. 1601. Cum Privilegio." An Almanac for 14 years 
to come : The Calendar, 13 pages. The use of the Epact, 2 pages. 
The Faires in Scotland, 2 pages. The Contents of the Buke, 
3 pages. The Confession of Faith, &c. p. 1 — 202. A second Title, 
as before. The Text, p. 1—408. " A Table of the haill Psalmes," 
6 pages : 1 blank leaf. 

The prose is the Genevan version ; the verse Sternhold's. 

26. — Leighton^s Penitential Psalms. 1613. 4". 
Title, " The teares or Lamentations of a sorrowful Soule. Set 



THE PSALMS. 

" foorth by Sir William Leighton Knight, one of Hit ¥iiftii» Ho- 
** norable Band of Pcntioncra. At London Printed by Raluh 
" Blower. Anno Dom. 1613." 

On the reverse, '* A Declaration by the Author." " The Eptitle 
" dedicatorie," 3 pages. A metrical address to the roMler; «id 
various others (in verse) to the author, 7 pages. " To the Mfttt 
" High and Mighty Prince Charles, fee." 2 pages. The text, p. 1 — 
189. Table of contents, 3 pages. This is a very 



27.— The Psalms, by H. Dod. 1620. 

Title, within a border, " Al the Psalmes of David : with certeiii 
" songes and canticles of Moses, Deborah, Hczekiali, and othafi^ 
" not formerly extat for song : and manic of the said Psalmflt 
" dayly omitted and not song at all, because of their dillicult timet. 
" Nowe faithfully reduced into easie meeter, fitting our comnuNi 
" tunes. Printed 1620." Dedication, 3 pages: To the Chrittiiil 
reader, 5 pages. Text, p. 1 — 375. A Table, 5 pages. " Suodrie 
" Canticles, chosen out of the Scriptures," 3 pages. 

On a separate title-page, " A Discription of the principal points 
" contained in the Book of Psalms."" The same Act of Parliament, 
&c. " for a publique thanksgiving upon the fift day of Novem- 
" ber. Enacted November the fift 1605, &c." 1620. 12o. A Table 
&c. 21 pages. The Act, 6 pages. " The same Act in verse, meele 
" for song, thereby to retraine in minde our safetie from the goii- 
" pouder treason,"" 6 pages. 



appp:ndix g. 

WELLS' PARAPHRASE, OF THE OLD AND NEW 

TESTAMENT. 

1. — Paraphrase of the Old Testament. 

Part I. The title, "An help for the more easy and clear un- 
" derstanding of the holy Scriptures : being the book of Genesis 
" explained after the following method : viz. The common English 
" translation rendered more agreeable to the original. A para- 
" phrase. Annotations. Oxford, printed at the Theater, 1724.'^ 
" A preface to the reader," 5 pages. " The general preface," xv 
pages. *^A discourse of the year, &c. in use among the Jews," 
p. 1 — 91. ^'A chronological account," &c. 23 pages, not num- 
bered. Additional notes, 6 pages, not numbered. The text, p. 1 — 
277. A synopsis to the Pentateuch, 2 pages. 

Part II. Title, " An help," &c. as before : containing Exodus, 
Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy, printed 1725. "A pre- 
" face to the reader," p. i — xi. Errata, 1 leaf, not numbered. 
Exodus, p. 1 — 149. Leviticus, p. 1 — 86. Numbers and Deutero- 
nomy, p. 1—236. 

Part III. Title, " An help," &;c. containing Joshua, Judges, 
and Ruth: printed 1725. A preface to the reader, 2 pages. 
Joshua, p. 1 — 84. Synopsis, 1 leaf, not numbered. Judges and 
Ruth, p. 1—102. 

Part IV. "An help," &c. containing two books of Samuel, and 
two of Kings: printed 1726. Preface, p. i — vi. Samuel to 
1 Kings, chapter i. p. 1 — 182. Errata, 1 leaf, not numbered. 
1 Kings, chapter ii. &c. p. 1 — 148. 

Part V. " An help," &c. containing Chronicles, Ezra, Nehe- 
niiah, and Esther: printed 1727. Preface to the reader, p. i — v. 
Chronicles, p. 1 — 136. Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther, p. 1—80. 
A continuation of Jewish history, p. 81 — 109. Chronological 
tables, 2 pages. 

Part VI. "An help/^ &c. containing Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesi- 
astes, and Canticles: printed 1727. Preface to the reader, 2 pages. 
Job to Psalm Ix. p. 1—160. Psalm Ixi— cl. p. 1—115. Preface 
to Proverbs, &c. 4 pages, unnumbered. Proverbs, &c. p. 1 — 116. 

Part VII. " An help," &c. containing Isaiah, Jeremiah, and 



WELLS* PARAPHRA8B 1^ 40f 

Lamentations: printed 1728. A general discount, p. i—xri. iMkh, 
p. 1 — 162. Jeremiah and Lamentiitioni, p. 1^168. 

Part VIII. '' An help/' &c. containing Bzochiol: printed 1718. 
The text of Ezechiel, p. 1—178. 

Part IX. "An help," &c. containing Daniel: printed 1710. 
Dedication, 4 pages, not uumhered. General preface, with a 
table, p. I — 10. Discourse, with four tables, p. 11—44. Daniel, 
p. I — 134. Synopsis, 1 leaf. Various readings, p. 187 — 170. N.B. 
This edition of Daniel was published with the New Testament : a 
second was printed in 1728, containing the text alone, pp. 75. 

Part X. *' An help," &c. containing the twelve Minor Prophets : 
printed 1723. General preface, p. i — v. Preface to Hosea, p. i — li. 
Hosea to Obadiah, p. 1 — 121. Jonah to Zephaniah, p. 1 — 88. 
Haggai to the end, p. 1 — 77. N.B. A second edition was pub- 
lished in 1729, containing a preface, 2 pages. Text, p. 1 — 244. 

2. -'Paraphrase of the New Testament. 

Part I. " An help," &c. containing the Gospels and Acts. Ox- 
ford, at the Theater, 1718. Errata, 1 leaf. General preface, p. i — 
iv. Two discourses, p. v — xx. Chronological tables, p. xxi — xxxv. 
The contents of St. Matthew and St. Mark, 5 pages, not numbered. 
Then follows a second title, " An help," &c. containing the Gos- 
pels of St. Matthew and St. Mark, dated 1717. The Text, p. 8— 
411. 

Part II. "An help," &c. containing St. Luke and the Acts: 
dated 1719. Advertisement, &c. 6 pages. St. Luke, p. 1—225. 
Acts, p. 1—209. 

Part III. " An help," &c. containing St. John s Gospel : dated 
1719. Advertisement, &c. 4 pages. Text, p. 1 — 195. 

Part IV. A treatise on the harmony of the four Gospels, with a 
table, dated 1718. Preface, 2 pages. The treatise, p. 1—83. 

Part V. " The second part of an help," &c. containing the 
Epistle to the Romans : dated 1711. Preface, 2 pages. Proaxmial 
discourse, p. 1—24. Text, p. 1—125. Errata, 1 leaf. A second 
edition was published in 1715, with a title professing the part to 
contain all St. PauPs Epistles. General preface, synopsis, and 
list of books written by Dr. E. Wells, pages, not numbered. 
Advertisement, &c. 2 pages. Procemial discourse, p. 1—20. Text, 
p. 21—145. 

Part VI. "An help," &c. containing the Epistles to the Co- 
rinthians: printed 1714. Errata, 1 leaf. Text, p. 1—171. 



408 WELLS' PARAPHRASE &c. 

Part VII. " An help," &c. containing the Epistles to the Ephe- 
sians, Philippians, Colossians, Timothy, Titus, and Philemon: 
printed 1715. The Text, p. 1—173. 

Part VIII. "A specimen of an help," &c. being the Epistles to 
the Thessalonians and Galatians : printed 1709. Dedication, 2 
pages. Preface, 5 pages. Text, p. 1 — 76. N. B. In 1716 was 
published a second edition ; the contents and pages the same. 

Part IX. " An help," &c. containing the Epistle to the Hebrews : 
printed 1713. Preface, 2 pages. Text, p. 1 — 95. 

Part X. " An help," &c. being the Catholic Epistles : printed 
1715. Advertisement, &c. 2 pages. Text, p. 1 — 149. Books written 
by Dr. Wells, 1 leaf. 

Part XI. " An help,"" &c. being the Revelation of St. John : 
printed 1717. Dedication, 2 pages. Preface, 3 pages. Table and 
explanation. Text, p. 1—183. 



APPENDIX I. 

Editions of the Bible, and of the Psalnu, cited in the Catatoffiu ^ 
the Biblical Library of the Duke of Wurtemberg ; which are ml 
inserted in the preceding List, because hitherto I hatfe had no o|^^ 
portunity of verifying their existence, and am ofopimtm thai Um 
dates, and sizes, of many of them are erroneously set dowm, 
N. B. // tmll be perceived, that this list is very much reduced, 
since the publication of my former edition. 

Bibles, tfc. 

1582. Bible, Genevan : London, by C. Barker. 4^, 

1601. Bible : London, by Robert Barker. V, 

1602. Bible : London, by the same. 8p. 
1606. Bible : London, by the same. 4f. 
1609. New Test. Beza's : London, by the same. 8^. 
1617. New Test. Rhemish, with Cartwright^s confutatioa'. fol. 
1629. Ains worth on the Pentateuch: London, by Norton 

and BiU. ' fol. 
1701. New Test, with R. Baxter's paraphrase: London, by 

T. Parkhurst. 8«». 

1712. Epistles and Gospels: Wittenberg, by C.Th.Ludewig. 9F, 

1736. Bible : Altona, for J. Korte^. 12*. 
1769. Bible, wherein the mistakes in the present translation 

are corrected, 2 vols, with notes : Aberdeen. fol. 

1775. Bible, Genevan: London, by M.Lewis. foL 

Editions of the Psalms. 

1578. The Psalms in metre : London, by J. Daye. 8». 

1590. Psalms by Stemhold, &c. London, by J. Wolfe. 8». 

1597. The same : London, by J. Windet. 8«». 



» Fulke's Confutation was published with Korte's name affixed to it. I! 

in 1617: and Cartwright's in 1618. /worerf it to be so. It haa Korte*« 1 

Probably, one of these has here been pasted on a slip, " over the Awigiw of 

confounded with the other. Bill and others, London, 1684." 

^ This is said to be a London edition, 

So 



410 Editions cited in the WUrtemberg Catalogue. 

1616. Psalter after the Great Bible : London, for the Com- 
pany of Stationers. 12°. 
1620. The Psalms, by Sternhold : London, for the Company. 12°. 

1630. The same : Edinburgh. 8o. 

1631 . The same : Rotterdam, by P. van Waesbergen. 12<». 

1632. The same : Edinburgh. 16°. 

1633. The same : Cambridge. 4°. 
1636. The same : London, for the Company. 32°. 
1641. The same : Cambridge. 12°. 
1644. The same : London, by R. Bishop, for the Company. 12°. 

1644. The same: London. 16°. 

1645. The same : London. 4°. 
1647. The same : London, by G. M. for the Company. 12°. 

1656. The same : London, by E. T. for the Company. 12°. 

1657. The same : Edinburgh, by Gedeon Lithgow. 12°. 
1660. The same : Edinburgh. 16°. 
1660. The same : London, for H. Hills and J. Field. 12°. 
1664. The same : London, for the Company. 12°. 
1666. The same : London. , 12°. 
1670. The same : London, by J. M, 12°. 
1672. The same : London, by J. M. for the Company. 12°. 
1682. The same : Oxford, at the Theatre. 4°. 
1702. Psalms, partly by Patrick, and partly by Tate and 

Brady: Cambridge, by J. Hayes. 12°. 

.1747. Psalms in metre, allowed by the Kirk of Scotland: 

Glasgow, by M. Callus. 12°. 



ADDENDA ET CORRIGENDA. 



p. 33. (Bible, by Whitchurch, 4°.) add— 5^ PauTs Catkedrtd. 

P. 33. line 4. (Tie's Book of Wisdom.) This work ia roI in Lord (iMuto. 
mont*8 library. On my first visit, "The Book of Wi«lom, 1565 " aiiiiMVid 
in the Catalogue ; but the little volume could not be found in iU pbet : o« 
making further search, after that sheet was printed off, the book «m db- 
covered : it was indeed " The Book of Wisdom/' hot ft work of ft MaDy 
different class. 

P. 36. line 10. for Devon, read Somerset. 

P. 45. add— 1582. Bible, Genevan, 40. London, by Chr. Barker.— BotOMca. 

P. 48. 1588. A copy of the Bishops' Bible, fol. is in the BodUiam. 

P. 71. line 10. the word Yorke ought to be in Roman letter. 

P. 85, line 10. For Hales, read Hailes. 

P. 102, add, 1 78 1. The Song of Deborah; in verse, by Dr. Sneyd Daviea (pub- 
lished in Nichols' Collection of Poems, vol. v.) ; London, for John Ni^ok. 
120. 

The Lamentations of Jeremiah ; paraphrased in verse, by Mrs. Whavton. 

(ibid.) 120. 

P. 105. (Pentateuch, Hebrew and EngUsh, 1789.) This date ought to bar* 
been 1787. A copy of the work is in the Bodleian. 

P. 118. (Bible, Hebrew and English, 1822) add a note,— Only one number of this 
work is in the Bodleian. 

P. 119. (Bible, by W. Alexander, 1823.) This ought to be transferred to the 
year 1828. The work appeared in parts. The following Title was added in 
1828 : " The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments, prind- 
" pally designed to facilitate the audible or social reading of the ■acrtd 
'* Scriptures; illustrated, &c. by William Alexander. In three volumcft. 
" York, by W. Alexander and Son, 1828." There is a second Title, as for 
the Pentateuch alone, no more of the work having been published. 

P. 126. add— 1838. Bible, by Miles Coverdale; reprinted from the edttkm of 
1535- 4°- London, for Samuel Bagster. — Lismore Library. 

P. 128. add— 1841. New Test. Rhemish. Belfast, Syms and Mclntfft^— 
Dr. Cotton. 18°. 

P. 130. add— 1845. The Song of Solomon ; a metrical version: 8*». Umdoo. 
— Bodleian. 

P. 162, line 28. for Sir Thomas, read Sir William. 

P. 175. add— 1636. The Seven Sobs of a Sorrowful Soul, &c. by W. Hunnb; 
now newly augmented : whereunto is added his Handful of Hontsuckka, 
and the Poor Widow's Mite ; London, by R. Y. for the Company. ia».— 
Dr. Cotton. 

3o2 



412 ADDENDA ET CORRIGENDA. 

P. 197, add — 1697. The Psalms of David in meeter, newly translated. 8°. Lon- 
don. — Bodleian. 

P. 216. add to note 1. — Barclay's paraphrase was first published in 1767. A Se- 
lection of Psalms and Hymns by him, together with a paraphrase on the 
Epistle to the Hebrews, was published in 1 783. 12°. 

P. 227, add — 1826. The Psalms, Scottish version, and Paraphrases and Hymns, 
with a Dissertation by the Rev. John Barclay, and an account of his life, 
Edinburgh, printed for the Committee of the Beraean Church. 1 2°. (/ have 
seen it. H. C.) 

P. 230, add — 1837. The Psalms, translated from Martin Luther's Manual, by 
the Rev. H. Cole; London, Seelys. 12°. 

P. 234, add — 1848. A Selection from the Psalms, prepared for Congregational 
use; from the Hebrew, by Dr. Wait; London. 8°. — Bodleian. 

1848. Select Psalms in English verse, by E. B. Burrow; London. 8°. — 

Bodleian. 

1850, for J. Fysh, read, the Rev. Frederick Fysh : and add, a second volume 

was published in 1851. 



INDEX. 



A. (H.) i6a. 

A. (R.) 64. 

Abbott (J.) 55- 

Act of Parliament, in verse, 1650. 382. 

Addison (John) 201. 207. 

Ainsworth (Henry) 62. 63. 64. 65. 69. 

162. 164. 170. 176. 179. 251. 3^. 
Aislabie (W. J.) 123. 126. 
Alexander (A.) 1 18. 

(William) 119. 124. 411. 

(Sir William) 169 n. 

Allen (William) 45. 

Alleyn (Edward) 231. 

Allison (Richard) 158. 

Allix (Peter) 1^9. 

Andreas (Bartimseus) 46. 

American editions, 89. 93. 102. 381. 

American Psalms, 177. 182. 201. 203. 

212. 381. 
Anderson's Annals of the Bible, x. xi. 

I n. 39 n- &c. &c. &c. 
ArgaU (R.) 64. 250. 
Aspinwall (W.) 72. 
Aston (Lord) 223 n. 
At wood (George) 206. 

(H. A. S.) 229. 

Austin (Wm.) 81. 229. 

Authorized version, first edition, 60 n. 

B. (A.) 207. 
B. (H.) 35. 

B. (N.) 42, 43, 44. 
B. (R.) 176. 



B. (T.) «. 

H.) 2^4. 
Baber(H. H.)ii4. 



B. (W. 



Bacon (F., Lord Verulam) 167. 369. 
Bagford (John) 299 n. 
BaUey or Bayly (Anselm) 100. 
Baker (Richard) 100. 
Baldwin (Will™.) 22. 310. 
Bale (John) 24. 27. 142. 
Balliol College Library, 5 n. 
Barclay (John) 98. 216. 412. 
Barbara (F.) 131. 
Barlee (Edward) 126. 
Barlow (Joel) 218. 
Barnes (Albert) 129. 130. 



Bartholomew (AlfrMl) 938. 
Barton fWUL) 78. 179. 180. 184. 18$. 
187. 188. 189. 19a. 194. 195. 197. joi. 

, 215.374. 

Bartrum (J. P.) 229. 

Basilic ('Ilieodore) 137. 

Baskerville's Bible, 96. 99. 

Bates (Julius) 100. aoi. 

Bathuret (W. H.) 228. 

Baxter (Richard) 77. 79. 195. 

Bayly (Ansclm) 100. 

Beale(Mr8.)io8n. 

Beaumont (Jodd) 229. 

Beausobre (M.) 86. tot. 126. 

Becke (Edmund) 21. 27. 

Beckett (W.) 46. 

Becon (lliomas) 34. 137. 145. 

Bedingfield (Philip) 81. 204. 

Bellamy (John) 117. 

Belsham ('Iliomas) 119. 

Benjoin (George) 109. 

Bentley (Thos.) 450. 1390. 15J, 

Bernard (V. L.) 1 10. 

Beverley (T.) 78. 

Beza (Theodore) 41. 43 &e. 48. 49. 51. 

52. 151. 154- 
Bibles inaccurately printed, 66 n. 69. 

72. 82. 83. I07. 204. 

printed in Holland, 67. 70. 

printed in Scotland, 41 . 43. 65.67. 

303- 305- 

printed in Irrland, 83. 

printed in America, 89. 91. lOJ. 

editions of the Oreat BtbU, rm, 

ix. 208. 302. 
Birch (Mrs.) 126. 



Bird (W.) I 

Blackliall (Eli«a)eth) 229 



Bishops* Bibt 



5?.' 34. 



5&C.63.298.3M. 



Blacklock (Thos.) 210. 

Blackmore (Sir R.) 80. 83. 205. 

Blak (David) 158. 

Bland (J.) 91, 92. 

Blayney (Benjamin) 98. 103. 109. 114- 

Blyth (F.) 98. 

Bodleigh (John) 31 n. 

BonneU (James) 81. 

Boothroyd (Benjamin) 111. 116. 119. 



414 



INDEX. 



Boswell (Robert) 218. 

(R. Bruce) 23011. 

Botfield (B.) ion. 

Boyd (Zachary) 70. 71. 181. 182. 315. 

Boyse (Samuel) 85. 210. 

Bradbury (C.) 214. 

Brady (Nicholas) 196. 198. 203. 205. 

211. 214. 215, 380. 
Brampton (Thomas) 232. 
Brasbridge (Thos.) 39. 
Brathwaite? (R.) 176 n. 
Breeches Bible, why so called, 31 n. 
Brentius (Jo.) 37. 
Brenton (Sir Lancelot) 129. 
Brett (Arthur) 74. 
Bridges (John) 37. 
Brightman (Thomas) 61. 62. 70. 
Broome (W.) 86. 
Broughton (Hugh) 53. 54. 57. 58. 59. 

74. 
Brown (John) loi. 223. 224. 226. 
Browne (J.) 216. 

(Moses) 210. 

(Simon) 205. 

(Theophilus) 112. 

Bryan (Joseph) 233. 

Bucer (Martin) 134. 137, 353. 390. 

Buchanan (George) 215. 224. 

Bull (Henry) 150. 

BuUinger (Henry) 14. 32. 38. 

Burgess (Daniel) 203. 

(George) 231. 

Burnaby (R.) 176. 
Burns (Robert) 221. 
Burrow (E. B.) 412. 
Burton (John) 88. 207. 
Butt (George) 104. 

C. (E.) 230. 

Caldicott (C.) 117. 

Callander (John) loi. 

Calvin (John) 36. 39. 42, 43, 44. 46. 

57. 58. 59. 63. 148. 151. 
Cambridge earliest printed Bible, 50 n. 
Campbell (George) 105. 115. 117. 118. 
Campensis (Joannes) 135. 391. 
Canne (John) his Bibles, 74. 116. 
Cardwell (Edward) 127. 
Carryll (Mr.) 198. 200. 381. 
Cartwright (Thomas) 63. 
Challoner (Dr. R.) 92. 97. 98. 259. 271. 
Chamberlaine (James) 76. 80. 192. 
Chambers (Jo.) 115. 
Chandler (Samuel) 88. 215. 
Cheke (John) 23. 

(Sir John) 81. 129. 

Chrysostom (St.) 44. 
Chudleigh (Lady) 82. 202. 
Chytraeus (David) 37. 42. 
Clagett (William) 79. 



Clapham (Henoch) 53. 56. 57. 58. 69. 
Clark (Samuel) 76. 78. 95. 

(William) 77. 

Clarke (Adam) 120. 
Cleeve (C.) 77. 
Clerc (John le) 81. 
Clericus, 119. 

Clifford (Henry Lord) 233. 
Clowes (J.) 112. 117. 119. 
Cobb (S. C.) 201. 202. 
Cobbold (R.) 132. 
Coldwell (William) 225. 
Cole (B. T. H.) 234. 

(H.) 412. 

Coleraine (Lord) 192. 387. 
Coleridge (John) 98. 
Coles (Elisha) 75. 
Colhng (Elizabeth) 230. 
Collum (Ch.) 214. 217. 
Colman (George) 218. 
Conder (Josiah) 123. 230. 
Coney (Thomas) 205. 
Coningesby (G.) 5n. 
Conquest (Dr.) 127. 
Cooke (William) 105. 
Cooper (Bp.) 38. 

(B. H.)i29. 

Cope (Sir Antony) 138. 
Cope (M.) 44. 
Coren (John) 85. 
Corranus (A.) 47. 
Corvinus (A.) 25. 
Cosowarth (Michael) 233. 
Costard (George) 91. 207. 
Cosyn (John) 153. 
Cotsford (Thos.) 30. 
Cottle (Joseph) 221. 
Cotton (Charles) 195. 

• (Clement) 57. 58. 64. 

(Henry) 122. 

(Nathaniel) 219. 

Coverdale (Miles) x. 8. 1 1-14. 16. 22-24. 

29. 51. 130. 136. 234. 236. 254-7. 

264-274. 354.391- 
Cowley (Abraham) 72. 186. 
Cowper (WilUam) 217. 
Cox (Robert) 120. 
Cradock (Samuel) 74. 

(T.)2II. 

Craik (Henry) 125. 130. 

Cranfield (Thomas) 109. 

Cranmer (Thos.) 16-19. 21. 23. 28. 29. 

Crashaw (Richard) 182. 189. 376. 

Croke (John) 233. 

Cromwell ; see Crumwell. 

Crowley (Robert) 140. 357. 395. 

Crumwell (Thos. Lord) ix. 15. 

CrutweU (Clement) xiii. 104. 

Cumberland (Richard) 112. 221. 

Currey (C.) 128. 



INDEX. 



ilA 



D. (H.) 159. 

D. (M.) 155. 

Dabney (j! P.) 125. 

Dale (Thomas) 226. 

Damon (Guilielmo) 150. 151. 155. 

Danaeus (L.) 51. . 

Daniel (Richard) 205. 206. 208. 

Darling (Ralph) in. 

Daubuz (Chs.) 85. 87. 

David's Sling against Ooliath, 152 n. 

Davidson (W.) 117. 

Davies (John) 162. 

(Sneyd)4ii. 

Davis (John) 32. 

Davison (Christopher) 233. 

(F. and C.) 227. 

(Francis) 233. 

Dawson (Abraham) 06. icx). 104. 
De la Pla (Mark) 86. 
Delgado (Isaac) 105. 
Dell (Henry) 212 n. 
Denham (Sir John) 202. 207. 
Dennis (Thomas) 222. 
Desvoeux (A. V.) 95. 
Dickenson (Rodolphus) 123. 
Dickson (David) 213. 215. 

(Thomas) 229. 

Dixon (Robert) 223. 

Dod (Henry) 159. 165. 367. 405. 

Doddridge (Philip) 89. 90. 97. 1 1 1. 1 17. 

211. 
Dodson (Michael) 103. 104. 106. 
Doederlein (J. C.) 109. 
Donald (R.) 223. 

Donne (Dr. John) 68. 74. 171. 184. 
Douay Bible, 58. 68. 92. 106. 115. 117. 

304- 
Downe (Thomas) 191. 
D'0yley(G.)ii6. 
Drake (Nathan) 226 n. 230. 
Drant (Thomas) 34. 242. 
Drayton (Michael) 50. 128. 155. 
Drysdale (William) 105. 
Ducarel (P. J.) 228. 
Du Jon (F.) ; see Junius. 
Dunster (Henry) 177. 182 n. 373. 
Durell (David) 96, 100. 
Dwight (Timothy) 221. 

Eden (John) 231. 

Editions printed at two different presses, 

I. 4. 9. 10. 15. 16. 23. 29. 275. 286. 

289. 294. 307. 339. 342. 
Edwardes (Roger) 148. 
Edwards (Thomas) 93. 211. 
ELIZABETH (Queen) 139. 356. 
Erasmus (D.) 19. 20. 21. 23. 28. 392 n. 
Erskine (Ralph) 88. 93. 97. 99. 
Essenus, 117. 
Etheridge (J. W.) 129, 130. 



Ktumoo (Bdvard) 1 1 V 
Ef«Wfli (Joba) »j. ^ 
EnMbLioe. 
Bvbtnk (W. W.) 13a. 
E]rr»(ClMrlis)i>a. 

F. (C.) 230. 
P. (W.) 4» 

Fairfax (TbM.lx>rd)xT«. 
Fair (Edward) 230. aij. 

F.wk«i(T.)9S. 
FeUde (E.) a.13. 

Feline (A.) 134. 137- 

Felix, a Friar, 135. 

Fellowa (John) 101. 

Fenner (Dudley) 47 and n. 5a. 244. 

Fenton (Elnah) 108. aoi. 

Fenwick (George) a 13. 

Fetherston (C.) 46. 47. 48. 59. a43. 

313- 
Fwher (Bp. John) 133. 134. 140. 14a. 

143- 203. 

(John) 85. 

Fleming (Robm) 70. 195. 
Fletcher (Phineaa) 171. 

(Robert) 47. 

Flexman (R.) 215. 
Ford (Simon) 194. 379. 
Forreste (William) 33a. 
Forshall (Josiah) 132. 
Forster, (Catharine) 230. 
Fox (Francis) 85. 91. 

(Jo.) 212. 

Foxe^s Book 0/ Martyrs, 34 n. 35 n. 39 1 d . 
Francis (Anne) 102. 
Fraunce (Abraham) 155. 364. 
French (W^illiam) laa. aa?. 23a. 
Fry (C.) 1 14. 

(John) 121. 224. 232. 

Fulke (William) 38. 49. 56. 63. 68. 
Fysh (Frederick) 128. 234. 
Fysher (Bp.); see PUker. 

G. (D.)io8. 
G. (J. A.) 225. 
Gace(W.)4i. 
Gahagan (Henr)') 228. 
Gambold (John) 208. 233. 
Ganganelh ( Pope Clement XIV.) 103. 
Garden (('harles) 109. 
Garthwait( Henry) 68. 

Gascaigne (George) 149. 154. 
Geddes (Alexanckr) 105. 107. 219. aaa. 

Genevan t^erston, first edition, 31. 

latest edition, 70. 

Gibbons (Thomas) 100. 210. 
Gibbs (James) 200. 
Gibson (Dr.) 119. 
Gifford (M.) 92. 



416 



INDEX. 



Gilby (Antony) 28. 49. 151. 154. 

GiUies (John) 218. 

Gipps (Richard) 233. 

Girdlestone (Charles) 230. 

Golding (Arthur) 36. 37-39. 42-46. 

148. 363. 
Good (J. Mason) III. 114. 
Goode (W.) 222. 224. 
Goodridge (Richard) 192. 193. 194. 
Goodwin (Edward) 233. 
Govett (R.) 128. 
Gouge (W.) 62. 
Graile (Edmund) 61. 
Grant (Sir Robert) 231. 
Gray (J. H.) 122. 

Green (William) 94. loi. 102. 213. 
Greenaway (Stephen) 102. 
Greenwood (William) 97. 
Gregory (George) 218. 
Grenville (Right Hon. T.) 7 n. 320. 
Grey (Richard) 92. 
Grynseus (S.) 47. 
Gualterus Rodolphus, or \ 
Gualterus Tigurinus, J ^'* 

Guild (William) 73. 
Gyflfard (George) 38. 53. 
Chide and Godly Ballattes, 150. 158.166. 

H. (J.)i72. 

H. (W.) 36. 126. 

Haak (Theodore) 73. 

Hailes (Chief Justice) 85. 

Hale (Nathan) 122. 

Hall (John) 26. 33. 141. 147. 241. 311. 
368. 

(Bp. Joseph) 59. 161. 167. 

Hamil (Dr.) 119. 

Hamilton (William) 222. 

Hammond (Henry) 72. 77. 186. 

Hanape (Nicholas) 32. 

Harcourt (W. V.) 231. 

Hardy (Samuel) 103. 

Hare (Julius) 231. 

Harington (Sir John) 22 1 . 

Harley (Edward) 88. 

Harmer (Jo.) 48. 

Harte (Walter) 206. 

Hartshorn's Book-rarities of Cam- 
bridge, 35 n. 

Harvey (W. C.) 225. 

Harwood (Edward) 98. 

Hatton (Christ. Lord) 179. 181. 183. 
185. 189. 193. 202. 

Havergal (William) 234. 

Haweis (Thomas) 108. 

Hawkins' (Sir J.) History of Music, 
156 n. 158 n. 166 n. 199 n. 

Hawkins (John) 172. 

Haydock (Thomas) 115. 

(G. L.) 119. 131. 



Heath (Thomas) 94. 

(W.)-. 

Heinfetter (Herman) 128. 131. 

Hele (Arthur) 92. 

Heminge (Nich^.) 36. 39. 41. 

Henderson (E.) 127. 130. 

Henry (Matthew) 81. 217. 

Henshall (Samuel) 113. 

Herbert (George) 170. i86. 239. 

Heylyn (John) 92. 

Hierome of Ferrarie, 135. 136. 137. 

138. 
Higgins (Nathaniel) 114. 
Hildersham (Arthur) 75. 
Hill (Aaron) 108. 

(Abraham) 83. 

Hilsey (Bishop) 136. 
Hind, or Hiud (Jo.) 61. 66. 314. 
Hodgson (Bernard) 104. 105, 106. 
Holden (George) 117. 119. 
Holland (Henry) 53. 

(John) xviii. 232. 

HoUybush (John) 13. 14. 

Holme (James) 230. 

Hooper (Bp. John) 25. 28. 151. 

Hopkins (John)i4i &c. SeeStemhold. 

(WilUam) 103. 

Home (George) 216. 225. 226. 

Horrabin (R.) 117. 

Horsley (Bp. Samuel) iii. 223. 224. 

Howard (Luke) 121. 

Huggard (Miles) 143. 

Hunnis (William) 42. 52. 141. 153. 

157. 158. 166. 168. 313. 341. 359. 

396. 404.411. 
Hunt (George) 120. 

(Thomas) icx>. 

Hutter (Elias) his New Testament, 55. 
Hussey (T. J.) 129. 

Jackson (Timothy) 64. 

JAMES VL (King) 48. 49. 62. 153. 

169. 172. 202. 370. 
Jebb (John Bp.) 222. 

(Rev. John) 234. 

Jenour (Alfred) 122. 
Jewell (Bp. John) 52. 
Indian Psalter, 201. 203. 
Johnson (Charles) 92. 

(J.) 201. 

(William) 162. 

Jones (John) 117. 122. 128. 

(Lewis) 95. 

Joye (Geo.) 4. 6. 7. 19. 24. 134 n. 135. 

239. 240. 252. 307-309. 320. 353. 

390- 

Ireland, Bibles first brought into, 33 n. 

Irish editions, 83. 

Irwin (A.) Account of a Scottish Prayer- 
book at Armagh, 1 73 n. 



INDEX. 



417 



Judkin (lliomag J.) aap. 
Junius (Franc.) 50. 53. 
Junius Rusticus, 108. 

K. (I.) 143. 

Keach (Benjamin) 79. 195. 

Keble (John) 230. 

Keene (Rev. — ) 219. 

Keeper (John) 140. 

KeUy(W.)i3i. 

Kendall (John) 1 10. 

Kendrick(F. P.) 131. 

Kennett (Basil) 301. 

Kennicott (Benjamin) 104. aifi. aio. 

Kethe (W.) 144. 

Kidder (Bp.) 79. 

Kilbume's Dangerous ErrorSfScc. 7a. 

King (Bp. Henry) 184. 185. 189. 377. 

Kippis (A.) aao.' 

Knight (George) 127. 

Knox (John) 143. 

L. (C.) 158. 

L. (H.) 54. 

L.(I.)7i. 

Laing (David) 70. 147 n. 1690. 183 n. 

22^. 
Langnome (William) 94. 95. 
Latham (Henry) 212 n. 234. 
Lathbury (E.) 85. 
Lavatenis (L.) 47. 
Laud (Abp.) a Prayer-book, corrected 

by him, now at Norwich, 173 n. 
Laurence (Ric<*. Abp.) 118. 121. 
Lawes (Henry) 176. 182. 
Lee (Dr.) his Memorial quoted, 67. 73. 

147. 158- '69. 

(Francis) 85. 

(Dr. Samuel) 126. 

Leigh (Samuel) 187. 

Leighton (Sir William) 162. 404. 

L' Enfant ; see Beausobre. 

Lesley (George) 75. 

Levi (David) 106. 

Leusden (John) 104. 

Lewis (John) iii. iv. xi. 87. 

Lieberkiin (Samuel) 99. 

Lindsay (John) 85. 

Lingard (John) 125. 

Llewellyn^s account of Welsh Bibles, 

731- 
Lloyd (B.) 82. 

(Bp.) his Bible, 80. 

(John) 76. 

Lok (Henry) 54. i57- 247- 3M- 3<>4. 

Lookup (John) 89. 251. 

Loredano (G. F.) 192. 378. 

Lowe (Henry) 225. 

Lowth (Robert Bp.) loi. 106. 107. 129. 

218. 223. 



LuroiMlcii (CharWt) ijg. 

Luther (Maittn) aS. 40b 4S< 44- 4S^ S7 

107. 136. 
Lytcdi.P.) 150.930. 

M. (J.) 53- 
M.(l*.).10. 
Marrahees, book tii. ai n. aj. a), ^a. 

104. laa. 
Mace (W.) 87. 
Macknight (Jaroet) 95. 96. 104. 109. 

iia. 116. 117. 
Macklin'a BibU, 1 10. 
Madan (Mr.) an. aii. 
Madden (Sir Frederic) 13a. 
Manal (Nicholae) 91. 
Manley (Tbonuui) 7a. 
Mant (Bp. R.) 116. aa6. 
Map in Coverdale'a Bible 1536. a75. 
MarlMck (John) 43. 
Marcbant (J.) 90. 

Margaret (Queen of Nararre)i39ii. 
Markham (Jer>'aae) 53. 245. 
Marloratus (Ant.) 36. 39. 40. 43. 44. 46. 
Marsh (E. G.) aa8. 
Martyr (Peter) 3a. 35. 
Maaon (John) 76. 79. 196. 
Mason (William) aao. aa3. 
Massachusetts Psalter, aoi. 
Masters (Mary) aia. 
Mather (Cotton) ao4. 
Matthew (lliomas) la. 19. ao. ai. a;. 

336. 378. 
Mawer (John) ao8. 
Maxwell (James) 103. ai6. 
Mav (Thomas) 319. 
M^Farlan (James) 130. 
M<^Ghee (R.J.) Sotes on the Dammjf 

Bible, ii6n. 
McRay (D.) no. ns. 
Meinahan (B.) n3. 
Melancthon (Philip) 19. 34. 
Merrick (James) 314. 319. 330. aai. 
Mickle (W. J.) 330. 
Middleton (Erasmus) 3aa. 

(Thomas) 54. 349. 313. 

Milboume (LukeJ 197. 

Millar (James) 96. 

Miller (Thomas) n7. 

Milton (John) 180. 190. 

MitcheU (Joseph) 86. 

Montagu (M.) 333. 

Montgomery (Alexander) 160. 365. 

(James) 336. 

Monument of Matrons, 45 n. 
Moravian Psalms and Hymns, 308. 
Mortimer (Mr.) 05 n. 
Mudge (Zachary) 310. 
Muir (Sir William) 337. 333. 
Mundy (John) 156. 



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418 



INDEX. 



Murray (David) 163. 
Musculus (W.) 147. 
Musgrave (George) 228. 
Mutter (George) 227. 

Napeir (John) 51. 52. 61. 71. 

Nary (Cornelius) 84. 

Neale (James) 99. 

Neligan (James) 118. 225. 

Newcome (Wm. ABP.) 104. 105. 109. 

113- 
New England Psalms, 117. 371-373. 
Newman (Selig) 126. 

(William) 126, 

Newton (Thomas) 45. 

Norris (John) 194. 202. 

Norton (Robert) 37. 

Noyes (George R.) 121. 123. 130. 228. 

O (M.) 44. 

Offor (George) 11. 32O. 
Ogilvie (John) 216. 
Ogilvy (John) his Bible, 73. 
Oldham (John) 77. 193. 
Orton (Job) 211. 
Oxoniensis, 114. 115. 

P. (R.) 80. 

Paget (Ephraim) 47. 59. 
Parker(M.Abp.)34- 3711.144. 362. 400. 
Parkhurst (Jo.) 227. 
Partnership in Printing, 27n. 39 n. 292. 
Patrick (John) 191, 193-199. 203. 205. 
206. 209. 378. 

(Bp. Samuel) 84. 

Patullo (Margaret) 227. 
Paynell (Thos.) 22. 20. 29. 32. 
Pearce (Zachary) 87. loi. 
Pemble (W.) 65. 66. 68. 73. 
Pembroke (Mary Countess of) 155 n. 

217. 221. 226. 
Penn (Granville) 125. 
Percy (Bp. Thos.) 97. 
Philalethes, 118. 
Philips (John) 96. 
Phillips (John) 198. 
Philomel, 207. 
Pick (A.) 123. 124. 
Pie (T.) 47. 
Pike (George) 122. 

(Samuel) 210. 223. 

Pilkington (James) 31. 32. 

(Matthew) 91. 

Pitt (Christopher) 86. 206. 

Pla (Mark le) 86. 

Playford(John) 189. 191. 196. 197. 199. 

200. 202. 203. 205. 206. 208. 212. 
Pole (Cardinal) his Primer, 143. 
Pont (Robert) 147 n. 
Poole (Matthew) 76. 79. 



Powell (Vavasour) 74. 

Portraits of Lord Leicester and Lord 

Burleigh, 298. 301. 302. 303. 
Preston (Theodore) 130. 
Price of Bibles, 35 n. 36 n. 342. 344. 
Priestley (Joseph) 102. 
Prime (John) 48. 
Prince (Thomas) 212. 
Prior (Matthew) 107. 
Pruen (T.) 224. 
Psalms, Scottish editions, 146. 149. 150. 

183. 377- 
in Scottish Prayer-book of 1637. 

172 n. 
■ American editions, 177. 182. 184. 

188. 201. 203. 212. 219. 229. 231. 

371.372.381. 

Irish editions, 187. 191. 199. 

Purfoote (Thomas) 44. 

Purver (Antony) 96. 207. 238. 259. 273. 

Quakers' Bibles, 96. no. 1 19. 411. 

Quarles (Francis) 65. 66. 
Quesnel (Pascal) 84. 106. 

Rainoldes (Thos.) 71. 

Ravenscroft (Thos.) 166. 171. 234. 

Ray (J. Mc.) no. 115. 

Rayner (W.) 88. 

Reeve (John) 77. 

Reid (John) 225. 

Rhemish Testament, 45. 1 : 

348. 
Ridley (Lancelot) 14. 2: 
Rimbault (E. F.) 154 n. 
Rippon (J.) 221, 224. 
Roberts (Francis) 71. 75. 182. 183. 190. 

(Peter) no. 

(W. H.) 108. 

Robinson (Richard) 151. 155. 156. 

Robotham (W.) 72. 

Robson (John) 213. 

Roger (Charles) 131. 

Rogers (Thomas) 43. 47. 151. 312. 

(Samuel) 210. 

Rollock (Robert) 55. 158. 

Romaine (William) 216. 

Roman Catholic versions, 45, &c. to 58. 

Rosdell (C.) 46. 

Rous (Francis) 178. 179. 181. 373. 374. 

Rowe (Elizabeth) 208. 

Rowland (Edward) 227. 

Roye(W.)3n. 

Russell (Frederick) 232. 

(Richard) 84. 

Rutter (Henry) 120. 



180.259. *7'' 

. 22. 26. 
156 n. 233. 



S. (F.) 142. 
S. (G.) 70. 173. 
S. (L) 152. 



182. 



INDEX. 



S. (T.; 76. 

S. (W.) 178. 

Sadler (Michael T.) 333. 

SaluBbury (SirT.)68. 

Sampson (G. V.) lai. 

Samuell (William) 36. 

Sandys (Sir Edward) 163. 367. 

(George) 69. 70. 71. 75. 173. 176. 

i8a. 190. 
Sankey (Matthew) aa6. 
Sarcenus (Erasmus) 30. 
Savonarola. (See Hieromt.) 
Say (Samuel) 310. 
Scarlett (Nathan) 109. 
Scatter^ood (A.) 75. 
Sceva (J. Stubbs) 152. 
Scotland, General Assembly of, 90. 
Scott (Alexander) 225. 

(Daniel) 89. 

(George) 215. 

(Robert Allen) 231. 

(Thomas) 99. 100. 

Scottish editions 1 41 n. 430. 590. 650. 

146 n. 

Prayer-book of 1637. 172 n. 

Psalms 146. 147 n. 149. 150. iSin. 

188. 377. 402. 404. 
Seagar (Francis) 142. 360. 398. 
Senex, 227. 
Serranus (John) 47. 
Shakerlev (— ) 28. 
Sharne (Samuel) 127. 
Sheldon (Abp. Gilbert) 175 n. 
Sidney (Sir Philip) 226. 

(M.)ii7- 

Silvester (Tipping) 211. 
Skey (George) 121. 
Skinner (George) (See French.) 
Skurray (Franc.) 228. 232. 
Slatyer (William) 178. 185. 
Smart (Christopher) 214. 
Smith (Elizabeth) 114. 

(George) 88. 

(Jud.) 40. 

(Thomas) 201. 

(Sir Thomas) 232. 

Smyth (Miles) 188. 
Soesmans (L.) 106. 
Somerville (William) 108. 
Southwell (Henry) 102. 
Stanyhurst (Richard) 153. 363. 
Steele (Anne) 213. 
Stennett (Joseph) 80. 82. 199. 
Stereotyped New Testament of the year 

i7oo(?), 8on. 
Sterne (John) 197. 
Stemhold (Thos.) xvi. xvii. 26. 139 to 

197- 199- 358- 359- 3<>i- 39<5-402. 
Stirling (Mr.) 86. 
Stock, (Bp. Joseph) 1 11. 112. 



Hlockcr (T.) A, 
Slockwood (/.) 47. ji. 
8loMffd(Jolui)ii9. 

8li«tJ8l«|Ui) ai9. 



frtfwirjvirtor) 151. ij^ !«(, 
8laMt(MoMi) lai. lai. n^ 
8iiibb8(Joho)is«. 
Sonvjr (H. lUri oT) i IS. I IS. »Ji . ta4. 
SwtdMban ( EoubhnmI) 1 1 a. 1 1 7 . 1 19. 
SjroMNidt (John) 106. loH. 
SyoMon (Andfwr)77. 81. 
8w«yii« (W.) 15$. 

TM» (S]nMi|iCicd) oT fit Qr^ Biklm, 

385. 

of Ntw TMtamtBU, 316. 

Tulour(RobcH) 163. 
Talbot (Matthew) no. 
Tans'ur (William) 80. 99. joS. 
Tate (Nahuro) 19H. (8m Bndf,) 
TatUm (Henry) 130. 
Tattersall (W. D.) 219. aao. aji. 
Tavemer (Richard) 15. 16. 18. ai. a7. 

30. 127. 237. as6. a68. 
Taylor (Edflar) 137. 

(John) 90. 91. 

Tenison (Abp. T.) 80. 

Terrot(Bp. C. H.) 227. 

Thirlwall(T.)iii. 

Thomas' History ofFrimtimg im A m mitm, 

93. 177. 182. 188. 302. 313. 
Thompson (Charles) 1 13. 1 15. 

(James) 95. 

(Robert) 113. 

Thomson (William) 86. 116. 

'ITiorne (F.) 179. 

Thurlow( Edward Lord) 335. 

Tie (Peter) 33. 411. 

TmgosUdiuR (Dr. J. Adam) 330. 

Todd (H. J.) Observations on Stem- 

hold's Psalms, 144 n. 1700. 171 n. 

175 n. 186 n. 
Tmld (J. H.) His copy 0/ Ike Seottisk 

Prayer-book, 174 n. 
Tollett (Elizabeth) 212. 
Tolley(J.G.)i23. 
TomHnson (Robert) 111. 11 3. 
Tomson(L.) 41-4.3. 258. 271. 347. 
Top (Alexander) 168. 
Toplady (.Vugustus) 316. 
Top8eIl (Edward) 53. 
Toussain (Daniel) 48. 
Towers (W. S.) 222. 
Townsend (George) 118. 120. 
Traheron (Uarthol.) 30. 38. 42. 
Trapp (Joseph) 91. 
Tregelles (S.P.) 129. 
Tremellius (A.) 48. 153. 
IViemer (J.Z.) 311. 



420 



INDEX. 



TurnbuU (Richard) 50. 
Turner (Baptist N.) 226. 

(William) 205. 

Tutet (M. C.) His Lists, xi. xii. 
Tye (Christopher) 29. 351. 
Tymme (Thomas) 36, 37. 39, 40. 42. 46. 
Tyndale (W.) v-viii. 1-8. 11-14. 19. 20. 

21. 22. 24. 28. 29. 34. 38. 57. 124. 

235- 252-254. 260-264. 268. 349. 
Tyrwhitt (Lady Elizabeth) 149. 152. 

V. (R.) 44. 158. 

Vance (T.) 214. 217. 

Vansittart (William) 114. 222. 

Vaughan (Henry) 184. 186. 

Vaux (Robert) 44. 

Udall(John)5i. 64. 

Vernon (William) 231. 

Verstegan (Robt.) 158. 365. 

Verulam (Fr. Lord) 167. 369. 

Vicars (John) 169. 371. 387. 

Vilant (Wllham) 195. 

Villerius(P. L.)4i. 

Vinegar Bible, 83 n. 

Umbreit (W. C.) 122. 

Unitarian version, 103. 113. 116. 117. 

119. 127. 
Usher (James) 226. 227. 

W. (J.) 217. 

W. (T.) 47. 49- 64. 82. 154. 

-(W.)79. 

Waddell (Andrew) 215. 224. 

Wait (Dr.) 412. 

Wake (W. R.) 219. 

Wakefield (Gilbert) 102. 103. 106. 108. 

Walford (William) 230. 

Walker (George) 219. 

(R.) 220. 

(Thomas) 79. 

Ward (C.) 225. 
(Mr.) 86. 

(Thomas) his Errata of the Pro- 
testant Bible, 78. 

Warner (Daniel) 196. 

. (R.) III. 

Warton (Thomas) 99. 

Wastell (Simon) 64. 66. 

Watson ( — ) 119. 

Watts (Isaac) 202. 204. 212. 218. 221, 

224. 
Webster (Noah) 123. 
(Thomas) 114. 



Webster (Wilham) 87. 
Wedderburn (John) 150. 158. 166. 
Wells (Edward) 83. 85. 406. 
Wemyss (Thomas) 116. 126. 
Wesley (John) 94. 97. 98. 106. 

(Charles) 211. 212. 

(Samuel) 199, 

Weston (Stephen) 105. 
Wetham (R.)87. 
Wharton (Mrs.) 80. 214. 411. 
Wheatland (Stephen) 211. 
Whiston (William) 81. 82. 86. 90. 
White (John) 128. 186. 
Whitefield (Geo.) 211. 
Whittingham (Will.) 30. 128. 
Wicliffe (John) 87. 114. 131. 132. 
Wilcocke (T.) 47. 49. 65. 154. 155. 167. 
AVillan (Robert) 103. 
Williams (Benjamin) 217. 

(Thomas) no. 

(William) 114. 

WiUis (John) 105. 
Wilson (Bp. Thos.) 103. 

(Lea) viii. xiii-xv. ion. 11 n. 24 n. 

46n. 54n. 145 n. 276.278.279.291. 

298.306.326.327.336.339.342.349. 
Winthrop (James) 108. 
Wintle (Thomas) 107. 
Wither (George) 48. 64. 65. 66. 115. 

164. 165 n. 166. 170. 
Wolseley (Rob.) 223. 
Woodd (Basil) 225. 
Woodford (Samuel) 76. 188. 191. 
Woodhouse (J. C.) 112. 
Woolaston (W.) 79. 
Worsley (John) 99. 
Wotton (Sir Henry) 184. 189. 
Wrangham (Francis) 231. 

(W.) 227. 

Wiirtemberg (Duke of) Catalogue of 

his Bibles, xxii. 409. 
Wyatt (Sir Thos.) 140. 224. 356. 395. 
Wynne (Richard) 97. 99. 

Yalden (Thomas) 81. 
Yeates (Thomas) 114. 
Yellow paper (Bibles printed on) 7 n. 

12 n. 21 n. 46 n. 335. 
Young (Edward) 84. 
(Matthew) 217. 

Ziegenbalg (B.) 203 n. 

Zurich (Public Library of) 24. 341. 



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