MS Locke c.28, fols 139-140

 

Contents of this manuscript description

Introduction

Size

Watermarks

Stitching and pins

Quires and page numbers

Contents

Marginal entries

Catchwords

Scribes/Ink

Texts within this manuscript

8. Morality (c. 1692-c. 1696) fols 139-140 [about]

 

Introduction

[1] Ff. 2. Paper. Two sheets, each sheet one half of a quartersheet.

Size

[2] Fol. 139: 97 × 156 mm; fol 140: idem.

Watermarks

[3] Both sheets contain part of a watermark, probably a coat of arms.

Stitching and pins

[4] Folios 139 and 140 have both two punctures, used to demarcate the line for the fold that separates the margin (c. 20 mm) from the body of the main text. Distance between the two punctures in both folios: 150 mm.

Quires and page numbers

[5] Folio numbers added by the Bodleian librarian.

Contents

[6] ‘Morality’.

Marginal entries

[7] Marginal space is left open on the left-hand side of the recto side and the right-hand side of the verso side of of both leafs. All margins are left empty, except the margin of fol. 139r, which contains ‘Morality’, possibly as endorsement, at the same height where this word is also used as title at the start in the main text. The margin of fol. 139r also contains four headings: ‘Def:’, ‘Axiom 1’, ‘Ax 2’ and ‘Ax’.

Catchwords

[8] None.

Scribes/Ink

[9] Locke.

Milton, ‘Manservant as Amanuensis: Sylvester Brounower’, p. 81.
The place that Locke prescribes here is indeed the place that it has been given both in C-1706 and in the present edition; this place results once his instructions in MS Locke e.1 pp. 113-114 concerning the introductory paragraphs on pp. 114-116 of the same manuscript are carried out (see below, 1. Of the Conduct of the Understanding (1697-1704) [23]).
In the present edition, this sentence is given in the collation of MS Locke e.1 with MS Locke c.28.’
Cf. Heawood, 3138.
For a similar use of pins by Locke, see his Journal for 1690, MS Locke f.10, pp. 24-25.
For a similar use of the word ‘Understanding’ for a quire that contains additions to the Essay, see MS Locke c.28, fols 115-116.
The main instances of use of this different ink are listed in the annotation to the text.