Catalogue Entry: THEM00001

'Tuba Quarta' ('The Fourth Trumpet')

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Keynes Ms. 1, King's College, Cambridge, UK

[Translation] [Normalized Text] [Diplomatic Text]

Custodial History

Bought at the Sotheby sale by Maggs Brothers for £16 and sold to Keynes for the sale price plus 20%.

Sotheby Lot

SL229

Contents

Part of a treatise on Revelation.

[1] ✝ Verba sunt Grotij in Prolegomenis.

[2] Procop de bell. Got. l 1.

[3] A.C. 535.

[4] Bella hæc pleniùs apud Procopium, Iornandem, Hist miscel. Agathiam, Sigonium & Aventinum descripta videre est. Nec ex Procopio solo hic pauca concinnavimus.

[5] ✝ Anastas. in vita Silverij P.

[6] Procop.

[7] Anastas in Vit. Silverij

[8] Procop bell. Got. lib. 2.

[9] b Hist. Miscell. l. 18.

[10] c Anastas. in vit. Ioan. 3.

[11] d Platina in vit. Ioan. 3.

[12] e Viginti jam et septem annos ducimus quod in hac urbe inter Longobardorum gladios vivimus. Greg. Mag. l. 4. Epist. 34. Qualiter enim et quotidianis gladijs et quantis Longobardorum incursionibus, ecce jam per triginta quinque annorum longitudinem premimur, nullis explere vocibus suggestionis valemus. Greg. Mag. Ad Phocam Imp. Indic. 6. Epist. 45. lib. 11. Edit. Rom.

[13] f. Greg. M. Dial. lib. 3. cap. 38.

[14] g. Ex illâ plebe innumerabili quanti remanseritis aspicitis, et tamen adhuc quotidiè flagella urgent, repentini casus opprimunt, novæ res et improvisæ clades affligunt. Greg. Magn. Hom. in Luc. 21.

[15] h Baron. An. 567. § 15, 16.

[16] i Ezek. 7.

[17] NB

[18] k. Greg. M. in Ezek. Hom. 18.

[19] l. Vetus est Vaticinium: Roma a Gentibus non exterminabitur, sed tempestatibus, coruscis, turbinibus, ac terræ motu fatigata in semetipsa marciscet. Cujus Prophetiæ mysteria nobis facta sunt luce clariora, qui in hac urbe dissoluta mœnia, eversas domos, destructas Ecclesias turbine cernimus, ejusque ædificia longo senio lassata, quia ruinis crebrescentibus prosternantur videmus. Greg. M. Dial. lib. 2 Cap. 35.

[20] m. Evagrius Hist. l. 4. c. 28.

[21] n. Procop. bell. Got. lib. 1.

[22] o. Belli Gothici primus annus, docente Procopio, incidit in Consulatum Belisarij hoc est in annum <13v> 535, unde initium obsidij anno tertio cadet in annum 537. Id quod ex Marcellino confirmatur qui non tantum initium hujus obsidij ad annum secundum post Cons. Belisarij Indic 15 hoc est ad annum 537 refert, sed etiam res in alijs belli hujus annis narrante Procopio gestas, ad correspondentes annos Consulum et indictionum. Adde quod Obsidium hocce contigit annis 60 completis post Romam ab Odoacro occupatam (Procop      Evagr. l. 4 c. 19.) Odoacer autem occupabat eam A.C. 476 (Marcelin. Cassiodor.) Quare cum Anastasius diem apposuerit 9 Kal. Mart. erit initium obsidionis Anno 537 Feb 20

[23] Note:The contents of this note are only visible in the diplomatic transcript because they were deleted on the original manuscript

[24] p. Consule Anastasium

[25] Procop. Bell. Got. l. 3.

[26] q Marcellin. Chr.

[27] r. Anastasius et Platina in Vita Sabiniani

[28] s. Phocas Imp. cœpit Novem 23 A.C. 602, ut Petavius in Rationario Temp. & notis ad Nicephori Breviarium, ex Chron. Alexandr, Theophanis, Paulo <15v> Diac. Zonara, Cedreno, alijsque probavit. Et Gregorius M. obijt anno {illeg} de P{illeg}tis, P. Diac Beda {Anastasius Regino} Marianus Scotus {illeg}

[29] Fig.

[30] Procop. de bel Got. l 1, et Baron. ann

[31] Hodie reperta extant numismata inscripta hâc DN. IVSTINIANVS AVG. illàc DN. THEODAHATHVS REX. Baron Ann. 536 § 8.

[32] Procop. Bel. Got. l. 3

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