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fol. 1r: [Title page]
fol. 1v: blank -- fol. 2r-3r: [Dedication] To the three thrice worthy and right vertuous virgin-sisters Miss (Susanna / Judith / Hester) Beckwith
fol. 3v: blank
fol. 4r-8r: Carolls or hymnes for Christmas Day
fol. 4r-6r: All this night shrill chaunticleere ... [Chanticleer by William Austin]
fol. 6r-v: Hearke, heare you not a chearfull noyse ... [Hark hear you not a cheerful noise by William Austin]
fol. 7r-8r: [Two unidentified songs numbered "3" and "4"; 3 begins: My soule why art thou thus deiect ... ; 4 begins: Upon the light which was when our Savior was borne & the darkness when hee dyed.]
fol. 8v: blank
fol. 9r-11r: Lent [poem by George Herbert]
fol. 11v: blank
fol. 12r: Divers devout meditations for Good Friday
fol. 12v-14v: Loquitur crucifixus [with musical notation]; [begins]: O man looke what payne for thee willingly I take on mee ...
fol. 15r-20r: Christo salvatori; [begins]: Oh thou that on the crosse for mee hast dy'd ...
fol. 20v-24v: Parasceve for Good Friday
fol. 25r-v: [Poem or hymn numbered "4"]; [begins]: Rise oh my soule with thy desires to heaven ...
fol. 26r-v: blank
fol. 27r-28v: Easter, or, the Resurrection of our Lord
fol. 29r-37v: blank.Â Ms. codex. Text occupies first 28 leaves of the volume only, the remainder are blank.Â Title from fol. 1r.
Music:Â Contains staff notation (5 line).
Binding:Â Full vellum with gold-tooled border and bird in center of front and back covers.
Origin: Possibly a manuscript copy of a printed book; written in England. Phillipps dates to 17th century; this manuscript is dated to ca. 1630 but may have been written after 1633 based on the poem by Herbert:Â cf. The works of George Herbert, edited with a commentary by F. E. Hutchinson, Oxford, 1941, p. lvi: "Several of The Temple poems [including "Lent"] are found in commonplace books of the seventeenth century, but in no case have I seen any reason to suppose that they were not transcribed from one or other of the printed editions [first published in 1633]." Dedication signed "T. S."; inscription on inside of front cover: "Query, whether the T. S. was Thomas Sternhold about A.D. 1549[?] or Thomas Salmon; the former was groom of the robes to Henry VIII. + to Edward VI."
Provenance: Collection of Sir Thomas Phillipps -- Armorial bookplate of Godfrey E. P. Arkwright, music scholar -- Purchased from Edwards, 12 May 1943.
Former shelfmark: Phillipps MS 9256.
Byname: Carols on Christmas Day.