|The Manesse Codex, 342v|
I should have made the roses bigger. The three bees are a reference to the recipient's device, Gules, three bees Or.
The text is based on the Of the Chief Conditions and Qualityes in a Waytyng Gentylwoman, available at http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~rbear/courtier/courtier.html#chief, part of Sir Thomas Hoby's English translation of the Book of the Courtier, 1561. (This text is not longer available at this URL, but it can also be found here.
The scroll took two days, Jun. 12 and 13.
© 2009, Sara L. Uckelman.