— Prona via est, et eget moderamine certo. *
Sententiam hanc (in memoriam sui) nobilissimo et clarissimo Viro,
hujusce Albi Possessori, voluit adscribere
Bibliothecae Bodleianae Officiariorum unus.
Oxon[iis] Maij 1. 1716
* The source of the motto is Ovid,
Metamorphoses 2.67 (“ultima prona via est eget moderamine
The way is steep and wants a sure government. *
I wanted to leave this sentence as a token of
memory to the noble and illustrious owner of this album
officer in the Bodleian Library
In Oxford, on May 1, 1716.
p. 234. Oxford, May 12, 1716
(active in 1716), English librarian
About J. Bowles we know only as much as he himself
wrote in the album of Pápai Páriz. On the same day wrote in the
album in Oxford the prefect of the Bodleian Library John Hudson,
and Samuel Parker (pp. 233,
236), and one day earlier Edmond Halley (p.