MS Locke c.28, fols 117-118
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Texts within this manuscript
29. ‘By this learned art’ (c. 1694-c. 1695) fols 117r-118r [about]
30. ‘We cannot but thinke that angels’ (c. 1694-1695) fols 118r-118v [about]
 Ff. 2. Paper. Two sheets, each sheet a wrapper to an old letter. Fol. 117: ‘For Sr Francis Masham a member of Parliament at Oates. To be left with Mr Iosline a shopkeeper In Bishop Stratford’. Fol. 118: ‘These; / For John Lock Esqr. at Oates To bee Left with Mr. Ioselin a shopkeeper in, Bishop-Startford: / Edw: Clarke: Essex:’ Locke folded the letters vertically, and filled the left-hand side of the back of fol 117 and both sides of fol 118 with his own entries, using the right-hand side for corrections and additions.
 Fol. 117: 188 × 233 mm; fol. 118: 214 × 344 mm.
 Fol. 117: no watermark; countermark: ‘HD’. Fol. 118: no watermark; probably a countermark containing an ‘S’ as first letter.
Stitching and pins
 Fol. 117: some punctures along the edge, perhaps signs of earlier binding. Fol. 118: none.
Quires and page numbers
 None, folio numbers added by the librarian of the Bodleian Library.
 (1) ‘By this learned art’. Draft for projected addition to the Essay, III.x.11 (MS Locke c.28, fols 117r-118r); the text is preceded by ‘B. 3. c. 10 § 11 - Organs of Speech’ on fol. 117r, indicating the point of insertion in the Essay. (2) ‘We cannot but think that angels’. Draft for projected addition to the Essay, III.x.13 (MS Locke c.28, fols 118r-118v); the text is preceded by ‘B. III c. x § 13 - to doe soe.’, again indicating the point of insertion in the Essay. The endorsement Understanding (perhaps followed by a letter that has become illegible because of damage to the manuscript) probably applies to both fragments, and hence is given at the end of both fragments. Neither fragment was eventually included.
 Fragment ‘By this learned art’ is marked by a header at the top of the right-hand side of fol. 117r and fol. 118r: ‘Understanding § 11’ and by ‘<Addi>tions B. 3. C. 10. § 11’ on fol. 118v. There is no marginal header for fragment ‘We cannot but thinke.
 Folios 117r and 118r are connected by the catchwords ‘argue against’ at the bottom of fol. 117r.
 The texts are written in Locke’s hand. The address on fol. 117 is in the hand of Robert Pawling, who habitually addressed his letters to Locke to Sir Francis Masham. The address on fol. 118 is by Edward Clarke.