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Roll, c. 1600.
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 Pncipall feastl, but for ordenary svice, and for ye pserving & saife keeping of these goodly sutl of vestmentl & ornamtl 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 gram scoole & a songe schole wth yerly stipendl 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 are 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 nible 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 mble 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.
Roll, c. 1600.
pcession, and caried wth iiij mounckes in tyme of pcessio & devine Švice wch being ended they dyd convey yt into ye galleley & sett yt vpo 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 suũ veneratus vtrīdz patronū.
In Englishe as followth.
Anno millen CCC ter cum septuageno
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.
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 Si Cuthb’te & ye bones of venerable docter Bede.
On the southe syde of ye said galleley was ye alter of Si 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 Mounckt did cume eily holy day & sunday to preach at one of ye
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.
i So in all the MSS, and editions,
[Ther are in this place (the Galilee), and all ye church MS. H. 45, aboute diùs 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 Roll contains 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 lightl. 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 with 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 toward 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 vjo faire lightl of glasse seưed 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 St 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 St 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 cõscripsit, cuius ossa in hac Capella in feretro cõtenta.
The light on ye south syde of St Cuthb’t hath ye picture of Aydanus ye Bushop most artificially sett furth in fyne
Ped 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 Imagť of Aldun', Edmundus & Eata iij Bushope 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 ptę of this wyndow, ar six litle glasned lightl* in tower man in fyne couloạed glasse conteyninge some pte of ye historie of Christl natiuitie the mariage in gallelie & his miracles done vpo ye earth.
· So in all the MSS. and editions, quite wrongly, of course,