Paleographical Challenge #60

April 21, 2020

By Kathryn James

Today’s guest manuscript comes courtesy of Aaron Pratt, Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Curator of Early Books and Manuscripts at the Harry Ransom Center.  Its identity and (suggested) transcription to be revealed tomorrow on the Paleographical Challenge.

Suggested transcription to yesterday’s guest manuscript follows below:

Moreouer I cõsdar that as a good father that loues his childe derely
dothe punis him scharpely, So God favoring your Maiestie gretly
hathe chastened you straitly, and ^as a father dothe ^it for the further good of
his childe, so hathe God prepared this for the bettar ^helthe of your grace.

Letter from Elizabeth I of England to King Edward VI.  Hatfield, 21 April [1582?]. Houghton Library, MS Typ 686