|| Described on the back as ‘To. 8’ and ‘Eug. IV. Secret. A. IV ad XIV. Liber VIII.’ On a flyleaf is, in the hand of De Praetis, ‘Eugenii IV. Bullar. Secret. Anno IV ad XIV. Liber Octauus. Tom. XII,’ to which another hand has added ‘Brevia Nicolai V, p. 179–199.’ On another flyleaf, in a contemporary hand. are some amorous verses in French, beginning ‘Je vous ay cousy mon maistresse,’ accompanied by Latin protests, also contemporary, e. g. ‘Nemo victor nisi fugiens societatem muliebris (sic).’ After this come a small number of rubrice, headed ‘Rubricelle tereii libri bullarum de Florencia domini Eugenii pape quarti,’ but they only embrace ff. i—xiii. of the text. On f. 104 sq. are some brevia of Eugenius IV and on ff. 179–199 some of Nicholas V, as noted on the flyleaf. On f. 200 the letters of Eugenius IV are resumed, no longer in the form of brevia.
|| Dat[a] currens Ferrarie iiii Kal. Oct. Anno viii, after which is ‘Data brevis domini cardinalis est ultima dies Sept.’ In the top margin is the note:Similis scripla est cardinali Anglie per modum brevis. See below, f. 119.
||The letter ends with the incomplete date: Dat[a] currens [Ferrarie].
|| The date on which the pope went from Ferrara to Florence (Eubel, Hierarchia, II, p. 7 note).
|| For the adventures of John de Obizis on his return journey to England see above, p. 232.
|| The form ‘data currens’ indicates that the pope's letter was written at Ferrara, i.e. between Jan. 14, 1438, and Jan. 19, 1439 (Eubel, Hierarchia, II, p. 7 note). July 18, 1438, is the date of the first provision of John O'Heyne to the see of Clonfert, whence bishop Thomas was translated to Tuam. The latter, however, appears to have declined the translation, and John's provision was repeated on Oct. 25, 1441. on Thomas's death. See ibid., II, under ‘Clonferten.’
|| Between the words ‘venerabilis frater’ and ‘episcopus Clonferten.’ of the text, the words ‘Johannes Hayn tunc’ are added in the margin.
|| For the above union by Eugenius IV, dated at St. Peter's, Rome, March 28, 1432, of the monastery of ‘Santa Maria del Monte Mirteto detto anche di Sant’ Angelo sopra Ninfa’ to Subiaco, and for the pope's consequent transfer, under date Florence, Aug. 23, 1442, (as above, f. 149), of the Littlebourn pension from Sant’ Angelo to Subiaco, see P. Egidi in ‘I Monasteri di Subiaco,’ vol. I (Rome, 1904), p. 154, and V. Federici, in vol. II (Rome, 1904), of the same work, pp. 239
and 247. The appropriation of Sant’ Angelo sopra Ninfa to Subiaco occurs also in Reg. Vat. CCCLXXII, f. 30, under date St. Peter's, Rome, 1432, 5 Kal. April, anno 2, thus confirming Federici's date.
|| See Acts of the Privy Council V, p. 203.