library in the British Museum, named for antiquarian Sir Robert Bruce Cotton (1570-1631). He donated some book to the state and his grandson donated the rest. It was badly damaged in a fire in 1731. The surname represents Old English cotum, plural of cot "cottage."
The twelve or fourteen hundred volumes thus bound filled an entire room, which the poet designated as the "cottonian Library."
The cottonian Collection originally consisted of 958 volumes.
That dragons dwelt in mounds was a common Germanic belief, to which the cottonian Gnomic verses testify.
Gus's reputation as a prophet was established, for Corker himself seemed pleased with the cottonian version of Herodotus.
He was the collector of the cottonian library, now in the British Museum, and was the author of various political tracts.
The purchases were made and joined with the cottonian library, which was already in hand.
These facts appear to be confirmed by an ancient chart in the cottonian collection in the British Museum.
Two large rolls containing the desired information, which he presented to the queen, are still preserved in the cottonian Library.
The arrival of the emperor is differently noticed in the copy in the cottonian MS.
This engraving is said to be "taken from a painted print in the cottonian Library," of which I can find no trace.