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Francis, Lord Lovells, and for his wife, when they shall have departed this life, between the Feast ad vincula and the Feast of St. Michael. The fourth Obit shall be for William, Earl of Arundel, and for Lord Thomas Maltravers. And at these four Obits there are to be pittances for the President and Scholars, and the accustomed allocations. And our pleasure is, that at all and each of the Obits aforesaid the President, Vice-President, Fellows, Scholars, and other Ministers of our Chapel, be present both at the Obsequies and the Mass, under pain of loss of commons for one week, which we would have the Fellows &c. offending in this particular ipso facto to incur.

"In like manner" we ordain, that the vestments, chalices, jewels, and books, and other ornaments conferred upon the College by ourselves, or by the pious bounty of the faithful, for the use of the Chapel, and for the more

g William Fitzalan, Earl of Arundel, and Lord Lovell, lately made a Viscount, and Chamberlain to King Richard, whom he had accompanied on a visit to the College in 1483, maintained each a Scholar at the College, and had each a Chaplain to celebrate masses for him there, with an allowance of two pounds a year. The Earl of Arundel, to whom the Hospital of St. John and St. James, founded at Aynho in Northamptonshire in the time of King Henry the Second, belonged, covenanted with Waynflete, in October 1183, to annex it to his College, on condition that the President and Scholars should keep perpetually a Morrow-mass, to be called Arundel-mass, at an altar to be named Arundel-altar, for his wellbeing, and for that of his son Lord Thomas Maltravers, for their ancestors and successors for ever; also after his demise and that of his son, a solemn obit, dirge, and mass yearly: and that the Doctors and Masters of the College, preaching in the University, and at St. Paul's Cross in London, should pray for the good estate of the Earl while living, and for his soul when departed; and that he and Lord Maltravers and their heirs should have "participation and be partners of all manner of prayers and suffrages done or to be done by all or by any person of the said College in divine service, mass, doctrine, and alms, or otherwise." Chandler, p. 165.

The Earl of Arundel died in 1488. Lord Thomas Maltravers died 25 Oct. 1524. Lord Lovell disappeared at the battle of Stoke, 16 June, 1487, and was never heard of afterwards.

b Statuta, p. 60.

honourable performance of divine worship in the same, or which shall be purchased out of the revenues of the College, or obtained by other means, shall be safely deposited and for ever preserved in a certain building in the inner Vestry, appointed by us and especially appropriated to this purpose; with the exception of those articles applicable to daily use, when they must needs be taken out for the purpose of celebrating divine worship in the Chapel, or for adorning the same at the discretion of the President, or in his absence of the Vice-President with the advice of the Deans and Bursars. And we straitly forbid these articles under any denomination of alienation ever at any time to be transferred or pawned to any other person, or to be carried away beyond the walls of the College, except for the purpose of repairing the same, or for some paramount and necessary cause to be approved of by the President, or in his absence the Vice-President, Deans, and Bursars of the said College.

"Moreover we enact', that all the vestments, chalices, jewels, chapel-books, and other ornaments, and in like manner all the books in all the faculties belonging to the College, be entered in a single Register composed of parchment for this especial purpose, wherein each book is to be properly described by the commencement of its second leaf, and all the other articles are to be described according to their several natures, together with the givers of them; and the Bursars are to keep this Register with them in their Bursary. The Bursars are also bound to enter and describe in the said Register such books, goods, jewels, and other articles newly acquired in any way by the College. They are also to write in the second leaf of each book, or where it may be most convenient, the names of the donors of the same, with i Statuta, p. 61.

the following clause, Liber Collegii Beatæ Mariæ Magdalenæ, ex dono. adding the name and surname of

the Donor.

"We also ordain, that once every year, within eight days before or after the Feast of St. Mary Magdalen, all the vestments, chalices, jewels, books, and other ornaments of the Chapel, be visibly and distinctly produced before the President, or in his absence the VicePresident, Deans, and Bursars of the College, that by such means it may appear whether any of them have been lost or torn or impaired, and that those which stand in need of repair may be mended in due time.

"We ordain', that every day throughout the year, vespers, complines, matins, and masses of the day be celebrated with all devotion in the Chapel, with chanting and note by the Chaplains and Clerks especially appointed and assigned to that purpose. And that solemn processions be made through the cloisters, according to the use and practice of the Cathedral Church of Salisbury, saving the distinctions and regulations by us noticed below. And whereas the authority of the holy Canons hath decreed, that the Lord's day, and every Feast day dedicated to the honour of Almighty God or of any one of His Saints, should be passed entirely in hymns and spiritual songs; we will, that on each day, and other solemn days and festivals, according as they happen throughout the circle of the year, the President, Fellows, Scholars, and other Ministers of the Chapel, who are present in the University, and not prevented by any reason approved of by the President, or in his absence by the VicePresident and Deans, do personally attend in surplices, (the President attired in a grey amice,) and having their

j Statuta, p. 63.

* This clause is not to be found in the two ancient copies of the Statutes. It is probable, however, that it was added afterwards by the Founder

capicia panulata, sive sindone tartarino duplicata1, suitable to their degrees and to the seasons, at the first and second vespers, complines, and matins, and the celebration of high masses, and the other canonical hours in the Choir, and Procession; and do devoutly and distinctly chant the first and second vespers, complines, matins, prime, and other hours, with singing and note, according to the use of the Cathedral Church of Salisbury, and in all points duly execute and humbly perform them as they have been deputed to do by one of the Deans, whilst the President, Vice-President, or some Fellow of the College deputed by one of the Deans, do celebrate the mass, and perform the whole office of that day. And we ordain, that this office of appointing do belong to the Deans, or their deputy, and shall be exercised by them in turn week by week. We will also, that on all the principal Feasts, and the greater double Festivals, the President, or if he be prevented, the Vice-President, or some one of the principal persons of the College, do solemnly in his own person celebrate and chant with note the first and second vespers, matins, high mass, and other hours; and that, so far as the number of the Fellows and the means of the place supply, such divine offices be performed according to the form of the Ordinal of the Cathedral Church of Salisbury.

"But at the other double Feasts, at first and second vespers, matins, high mass, compline, and the other

himself. "In 1453, I. Walton, Abbot of Oseney, obtained leave of the Bishop of Lincoln for him and his successors, to wear the almucia, as was used in Cathedrals, in divine service, from the ancient usage of their predecessors of St. George, which consisted of a Dean and Prebends. This, as used by the Deans, was lined with skins and furs." Peshall's Oxford, p. 308. In the story of Thomas Garret in 1526, recorded in Foxe's Acts, vol. v. p. 423. (Ed. 1838.) Anthony Dalaber mentions, that he went "strait to Frideswydis, and evensong was begun, and the Dean and the other Canons were there in their grey amices." L. C. 1560. Sol. Dno Præsidi pro amictu pelliceo, £iv.

Hoods with a lining, that is, lined or covered inside with sarcenet.

hours, and also on Good Friday, and the vigils of Easter and Pentecost, and the two days preceding Good Friday, at which we will that the President, Fellows, Scholars, and Ministers of the Chapel, all and each, be present, the President and Fellows of the College, who minister, shall in due manner discharge the duties of the said Feasts, beginning with matins, with a due regard to and consideration of such Feasts and Persons. And this is a matter which we would have to rest on the discretion of the Deans solely for their alternate weeks.

"Moreover, we allow any Bishop, or beneficed person, who has formerly been a Fellow of the College, or any respectable person whatsoever, to have power at the discretion of the President, or in his absence the VicePresident, Deans and Bursars, to celebrate and perform high mass at the high altar, and all other divine offices, at the Feasts and days aforesaid, and also to take his meals in the Hall, when the Fellows take their refreshments.

"On each of the aforementioned Sundays, and on other solemn days and festivals, let some of the Fellows or Scholars, or Clergy of our College, appointed for that purpose by one of the Deans, or his substitute, read the Epistles. And we also ordain, that on the principal Feasts of the year and the greater double Feasts, namely, on Christmas Day, the Epiphany, Easter Day, the Ascension, Pentecost, and on the six Feast Days of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Trinity, Corpus Christi, All Souls, and the Dedication of the Chapel, the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, St. Peter, and St. Paul, the Feast of Relics, and of St. Mary Magdalen, on which the President, or in his absence the Vice-President, or one of the principal and dignified persons chances to celebrate the office of the Day, some of the graduate

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