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Roll, c. 1600.

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La: messe, wherin' ye founder of ye said chantaree Bushop Langlei* his soule was most devoutly praied for both in ye begỹing & ending therof, [This B. Langley did reedefye and buyld anew* agayne the sayd Galliley, interlined) there was also belonging to ye said alter verey sumptious & gorgyous furneture not onely for ye pncipali feastl, but for ordenary svice, and for ye øserving & saife keeping of these goodly sutl of vestmentl & ornamis ap(38) pteyninge to ye said alter ther was at either end therof behynd the portall two very fyne & close Aumeryes* all of wainscott wherin after ye celebrating of o’La : mass they weare safely inclosed.

Thomas Langley Bushop of Durhm lyeth buryed vnder a faire mble Towme* wthin ye said cantaree befor o? La : alter he founded* vpo ye place grene a grań scoole & a songe schole wth yerly stipend{ wherof two preestl weare maisters wch dyde dayly say mass, & also daily prayed for his soule. (His armes be pallie, argent and vert, a mullet of ye first, H. 45 ; wch ara Pally of six arg: and vert a mullett argent., also in H. 45).

On ye north syde of ye saide Galleley was an alter called ye Lady of pieties alter* wth her pictur carryinge o” saviour on hir knee as he was taiken from ye cross a very dolorouse aspecte. The saide alter was ordeyned for a Chantry preiste to saie mess eủy holy Daie, having aboue the alter on ye wall thone pte of o” saviours passio* in great pictures, the other pte being aboue Saynt Beede alter on ye south syde.

There was on ye south syde betwixt two pillers* a goodly monumt* all of blew řible ye hight of a yeard from ye ground, supported wth v: pillers, In euy corn one, & vnder ye mydest one, & aboue ye said throwghe* of nible pillers did stand a second shrine to St Cuthb : [a Shrine second to St Cuthbert's, Edd. H., Sanderson] wherin ye bones of ye holie man St Beede was inshryned, being accustomed to be taiken downe euy festival daie when there was any sollempe

2 Altered to “wherin ye fyrst founder of ye said chantaree and Bushop Langlei ther soules wer, so as to include Bishop Pudsey. Cos. and H. 44 correspond with the alteration, but H. +5, L., C., and the editions with the original text of the Roll.


C, 1600.

pcession, and caried wth iiij mounckes in tyme of pcessio & devine svice wch being ended they dyd convey yt into ye galleley & sett yt vpā ye said tumbe againe (wth great revence, H. 45), havinge a fair (rich, H. 45) coư of wainscott verie curiously gilted and appointed to drawe vp and downe* over the shrine as they list to showe the sumptuousness therof. And for ye further veritie in this eneratio of St Beedes shrine I haue sett downe ye verces wch are in the auncyent historie* declaring both ye tyme of his Translatio from St Cuthb : Toume & wthall ye maker and founder of ye shrine in ye galleley.

Hugo Bushopp of Durhm after he had finished the Chappell called ye galleley, did cause a fereter of gold & silver* to be mayd wherin the bones of venerable bede* preiste & docter (translated & removed from St Cuthb : shrine) weare laid. In the first woorke wherof in ye lower pte therof thes verses vnder written were ingraven in Lattin, now translated into englishe, as followth. (39) In Cuius faretri prima fabricatura in pte

inferiori isti versus sunt insculpti. Continet hec theca Bede venerabilis ossa Sensum factori Christus dedit


datori Petrus opus fecit presull dedit hoc hugo donā Sit in vtroqz suū veneratus vtrüqz patronū.

In Englishe as followth.
This Coffin doth conteyne ye bones of venerable Beede
Christ to the maker sence did geve, And to ye giver gold.
One Peter framed ye worke ye cost Bushopp Hugo maid
So Peter & Hugo Patrones both St bede inclosed in molde.

Anno millen CCC ter cum septuageno
Post quā saluator carnē de virgine sūpsit
Transtulit hoc feretrū Cuth'i de ppe tumba
Istius ecclesie Prior huc (poscente Richardo*
de castro dicto Bernardi) cuius et ossa
non procul hinc lapide sub marmoreo* requiescunt.

“Sit” in Roll, Cos., and H. 44, but “Sic" in C., L., and all the editions, in accordance with the English “So." But the Latin line, as it stands, seems unintelligible whichever reading we

If, however, for "utrumque" we read “uterque,” and “Sic” at the beginning, the sense of the Latin is sufficiently clear.


Roll, c. 1600.


In English as followth.
In the yeare of our Lord A thousand thre hundreth &

Richard of barnardcastle did most earnestly pcure,
that ye bones of St Beede lying nigh Si Cuthb: shryne
should be translated into ye galleley there to remayne
Wch Richard disceased, for ye love he did beare to Bede,
caused his owne bones to be laid nere him vnder a nible

stone in dead. It appeareth in the discription* of ye staite of ye church of Durhm that ye bones of St Bede were first layde in the monastery of Jarrowe and afterwards were browght to Durhm and placed in ye coffin [in a golden Coffin," H. 45) on the right syde wth the body (of ye holy body, H. 45) of St Cuthb'te.

Elfridus a preaste in that tyme viz Anno Grā Mxxo, did affirme and certenly record, that one Coffyn dyd cou & conteyne both ye body of St Cuthb'te & ye bones of venerable docter Bede.

On the southe syde of ye said galleley was ye alter of St Beede,* before ye wch alter lieth his bones and re(40)liques interred vnder ye same place where his shrine was before exalted* [to whose Memory an elegant Epitaph* fairly written on Velom hangs upon the adjoining wall. Notice of Sir George Wheler and his Monument in Hunter's editions and in Sanderson's).

Adioyninge vnto ye lower pte of ye great wyndow in ye weste end of the said gallelee was a faire Iro pulpitt,* wth Barsse of Iron for one to hould them by, going vp ye stepes vnto ye pulpett where one of the Mounckl did cume eily holy day & sunday to preach at one of ye clock ye after



In ye west end of ye south angle' was a founte for baptising of children* when ye realme was interdicted* by ye Pope wch Thomas Langley Bushop of Durhm did onely pcure as a Pviledge vpo speciall favour at the Popes handes.

1 So in all the MSS, and editions,

H. 45).

[Ther are in this place (the Galilee), and all ye church MS. H. 45, aboute dius faire windowes richly wrought wth pictures &

c. 1655. ymagery of Sts wch are now altogether broken weh I doe forbeare to menc'on in this place for want of Roome and tyme, onely I haue here incerted some thinges yt were written soe near as they could be redd. scil't. (The writer proceeds to give a few notices of the pictures and their inscriptions, of which the Rollcontains a copious account as follows :)

Also in ye west end of ye said Galleley there be foure Roll, faire coulored & sumptuous glasened wyndowes.* In the c. 1600. first towarde ye south there are three faire light. The mydle lighte having in yt ye picture of christe as he was crucified on ye crosse most curiously paỹted & wrowghte in glasse wth ye sonne & ye moone above the head therof.

In ye highest pte of wch light ther is ye picture of ye starre wch appered vnto ye thre wise men or kinge of Colleine vnderneth depictured, directing them into ye east to search out ye new borne child Jesu ye holy one, borne betwixt an ox & an asse to offer vnto him oblac'ons & sacrifices of gold, myrr, & frankensence, together wth the picture of o’ Ladye ye virgin marie wth Christe naked sitting vpo hir knee, in most fyne coulored glasse.

In the light toward the north is dipictured God almightie having in his hand a ball or globe conteyning & signyfying the heaven earth & sea. And in vnder that ye salutac'on of ye Angell Gabriell maid to ye blessed virgin marie & ye picture of ye holie ghost appearing to hir in the likenes of a doue in fyne coulored glasse also.

In ye light towarde the southe is ye picture of o” blessed lady as she assumpted into heaven, ascended, glorified, & crowned, and vnderneth that ye picture of o’ blessed lady wth Christ new borne naked, sitting of hir knee, & sucking of hir brest very liuely sett furth all in fine colo’ed glasse.

(41) In the second conteyning vjø faire light of glasse seiled by stone thre aboue & thre beneath, The mydle light aboue hath ye picture of St Cuthbert moste lyvely coulored in glasse in his ordinarie episcopall appell

Roll, c. 1600.


to say masse wth his myter on his head & a crosier or pastorall staffe in his lefte hand having the Image of S Oswolde head painted vpo his brest vpholden wth his right hand all in fyne coulored glase. Vnder whose feate at ye lowest pte of his picture is drawen or written in glasse.

Sancto Cuthb’tus quondam Lindisfarnensis Episcopus et huius Ecclesie et patrie* maximus patronus.

The light on ye north syde of St Cuthb: hath ye picture of S Beede in his blewe habitt appell,* in fyne couled glasse, in under ye foote of whose picture is in glasse writtin.

Santus Beda, qui vitam Sancti Cuthberti et multa alia ab ecclesia approbata coscripsit, cuius ossa in hac Capella in feretro cötenta.

The light on ye south syde of St Cuthb't hath ye picture of Aydanus ye Bushop most artificially sett furth in fyne coulo’ed glasse, as he was accustomed to say masse, with his myter on his head and a crosier staffe in his left hand, vnder whose feete this is written.

Sanctus Aidanus Episcopus Lindisfarnensis Ecclesie primus prius in hac Sanctissima Dunelmensi ecclesia fuit piorato."

Vnder whose iij lightl by a ptic'o, are iij moe large pictures in fyne colo’ed glasse most curiously depictured, conteyning ye Imagt of Aldun', Edmundus & Eata iij Bushopl of lindisfarne in fyne coulo’ed glasse, as they weare accustomed to say masse, wth there myters on there heade, & there crosier staves in there lefte hande. Vnder ye feete of Eata his picture, is written.

Santus Eata Lindisfarnensis Episcopus. And aboue in ye highest pte of this wyndow, ar six litle glasned lightl* in tower man in fyne coulo?ed glasse conteyninge some pte of ye historie of Christl natiuitie the mariage in gallelie & his miracles done vpā ye earth.

So in all the MSS. and editions, quite wrongly, of course.


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