MS Locke c.42B, p. 224

 

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

6. Ethica A (1692) p. 224 [about]

 

Introduction

[1] MS Locke c.42 contains two common-place books, probably bound together on instruction from Peter King; hence the following notes, probably in King’s hand: (1) on p. v: ‘This Manuscript to be placed first’ and (2) on p. i: ‘This manuscript is to be placed second’. The entry ‘Ethica’ is on p. 224. Each leaf of this manuscript is one half of a complete sheet.

Size

[2] Size of p. 224: 338 × 221 mm.

Watermarks

[3] The counter mark on the half sheet comprising pp. 223-224 (and also on other half sheets) is possibly CAHEED. (Watermark on half sheet comprising pp. 229-230 and other half sheets: cross with horizontal and vertical legs, each leg ending with a crown, and a smaller cross with diagonal legs, each leg ending with a fleur-de-lis.)

Stitching and pins

[4] None.

Quires and page numbers

[5] Pagination is Locke’s.

Contents

[6] ‘Ethica A’.

Marginal entries

[7] The margin has the title ‘Ethica’.

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.