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Old English Homilies. Benedictine Rule in Latin and Old English(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Anglo-Saxon Homilies (II). Rule of St Benedict (Lat.-Sax.)
Codicology:Vellum, 285 x 190 mm(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) (11.3 x 8 in.), ff. 1 + 134 + 86; two volumes, 26, 30, 22 lines to a page. Cent. xi, in several hands.1
Collation: 1 flyleaf, 18 28 (8 replaced cent. xvi) 34 4 (two) 58-188 || A8-H8 I10 K8 L4.
Provenance:On the flyleaf (f. iir)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) is a list (xii ?) of the Homilies, in Latin, in a hand which has glossed both volumes. It is the same tremulous hand which occurs in MS 12 and MS 198. Its presence shows that the two portions of this MS. have been long bound together, and also that they belonged anciently to Worcester Priory. See on MS 12.
Additions:The list of contents (f. iir)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) begins: I. Exameron and ends xxvii De septiformi spiritu. On the verso (f. iiv)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) this same hand has written a number of Anglo-Saxon words with their Latin equivalents. Many are lined through.
Additions:A paper flyleaf of Parker's time, with a list of contents, follows (f. iiiv)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College), headed: Secundus liber.
Additions:On p. 1, both in pencil and ink, is the title Exameron, erased. There is a trace of a mark at the R. upper corner.
Foliation: ff. a-b + i-iii + pp. 1-76 (77, 78 omitted) + 79-270 (271-286 missing) + 287-460 + ff. c-d(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Language: Old English and Latin.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Contents
Volume Volume I
1.
1-15
lfric OSB, Catholic Homilies, First Series, De initio creaturae(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
(Cameron B1.1.12; Ker item A.1)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
1
Rubric:
De initio creaturae
1
Incipit:
An angin
1
Large handsome initial A in plain red. Glosses by the tremulous hand in Latin
Thorpe I 8
2.
15-31
lfric OSB, Hexameron(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
(Cameron B1.5.13; Ker item A.2)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
15
Rubric:
Incipit Exameron Anglice
15
Incipit:
On sumum o rum spelle
Edited by Norman and published(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) by J. R. Smith
Also in MS 188, Junius 23 and 24, and Otho B. x
The original end of this
34
t hir life is gelogod on gesƿincum
to
34
Explicit:
so e scippende ealra inga. Amen
34
Rubric:
Finis Exameron
is replaced by a leaf (p. 31)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) carefully written in Parker's time (very likely by Lyly). The Latin glosses are copied. The original end is now bound in MS 162, p. 139-160 along with what was formerly the next article in the volume, namely the Interrogationes of Sigewulf: but in MS 162 the text of the end of the Hexameron(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) is pasted over
3.
32-43
lfric OSB, Catholic Homilies, First Series, Fourth Sunday after Pentecost(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
(Cameron B1.1.26; Ker item A.4)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
32
Rubric:
Dominica quarta post festum Pentecosten
Thorpe I 338
The beginning to “nehgeburas him to 7 cƿy ” supplied in cent. xvi, as the end of item(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) 2. The original beginning is in MS 162, p. 160 and was previously(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) pasted over
4.
43-54
lfric OSB, Catholic Homilies, First Series, Feria III de Dominica oratione(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
(Cameron B1.1.21; Ker item A.5)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
43
Rubric:
De Dominica Oratione
Thorpe I 258
5.
54-73
lfric OSB, Sermo ad populum in octauis Pentecosten dicendus(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
(Cameron B1.4.11; Ker item A.6)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
54
Rubric:
Sermo ad populum In octavis Pentecosten dicendus
54
Incipit:
Ƿe ƿilla eoƿ secgan sume sƿutelunge
Also in MS 188, p. 215, MS 421, p. 99, MS 303, Junius 99, Trinity B. 15. 34
6.
73-88
Composite homily drawing on works by lfric OSB including 'The Prayer of Moses' and 'Memory of the Saints' from 'Lives of Saints', and 'De duodecim abusiuis' (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
(Cameron B1.3.14 (extract); B1.3.17 (extract); B1.6.2; Ker item A.7)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
73
Rubric:
De Octo Vitiis et de duodecim abusiuis gradus
73
Incipit:
Omnia nimia nocent et temperantia mater uirtutum dicitur
73
Incipit:
t is on englisc. ealle ofer done
Morris, Old English Homilies I 296 (E. E. T. S.)
7.
88-101
Composite homily drawing on works by lfric OSB including 'On Auguries' and 'Saint Swithun' from 'Lives of Saints', and the additional sermon 'De Auguriis' (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
(Cameron B1.3.18; B1.3.22 (extract); B1.4.30; Ker item A.8)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
88
Rubric:
De Auguriis
88
Incipit:
Se apostol Paulus ealra eoda lareoƿ
Skeat, Aelfric's Lives XVII (I 364)
8.
101-114
lfric OSB, Sermo de die iudicii(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
(Cameron B1.4.19; Ker item A.9)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
101
Rubric:
Sermo de die Iudicii
101
Incipit:
Interrogatus autem
101
Incipit:
Seo halige Cristes boc
Copied for Professor Napier: also in Junius 23, f. 23
9.
114-126
lfric OSB, Catholic Homilies, Second Series, Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost, with extracts from lfric's 'Dominica XVI Post Pentecosten' and 'De Virginitate'(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
(Cameron B1.2.35; B1.4.27; B1.4.31; Ker item A.10)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
114
Rubric:
Sermo ad populum quando volueris
114
Incipit:
Dixit Ihesus ad quosdam qui in se
114
Incipit:
Drihten s de is big spell
Cf. Thorpe II 426
10.
126-134
lfric OSB, Homily for the Common of a Confessor(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
(Cameron B1.5.11; Ker item A.11)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
126
Rubric:
Sermo in Natale unius Confessoris
126
Incipit:
Vigilate ergo
126
Incipit:
Matheus se godspellere us s de
Ed. Assmann, A.-S. Homilien u. Heiligenleben, Bibl. d. A.-S. Prosa III 1889, p. 49. See MS 188. 46
11.
134-137
lfric OSB, Catholic Homilies, First Series, English Preface (adapted; = extract from First Series, First Sunday in Advent)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
(Cameron B1.1.11 (adapted; = extract from B1.1.41); Ker item A.12)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
134
Rubric:
De Anticristo
134
Incipit:
Menn behofia godre lare
Thorpe I 2
12.
137-138
lfric OSB, De sanguine(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
(Cameron B1.8.7; Ker item A.13)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
137
Rubric:
De sanguine prohibito
137
Incipit:
Her gesƿutela on isum geƿrite
Engl. Studien 8, 62
13.
138-139
lfric OSB, Lives of Saints, The Maccabees(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
(Cameron B1.3.25; Ker item A.14)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
138
Rubric:
De tribus ordinibus seculi
138
Incipit:
Git is to ƿitanne t on isre ƿorulde
Skeat's Aelfric, no. XXV (II 120)
14.
139-140
Homily 'De infantibus non baptizandis' (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
(Cameron B3.4.51; Ker item A.15)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
139
Rubric:
De Inphantibus non baptizandis
139
Incipit:
Ƿe bidda eoƿ menn 7 beoda
Anglia X 154 from another manuscript (Napier)
15.
140-141
lfric OSB, Catholic Homilies, Second Series, Virgins (extract with additions)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
(Cameron B1.2.48; Ker item A.16)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
140
Rubric:
De Vaniloquio Negligentium
140
Incipit:
Sume gedƿol menn cƿ don t seo halige Maria
? Thorpe II 572. Copied for Professor Napier
16.
141-142
Homily 'De auaritia' (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
(Cameron B3.4.4; Ker item A.17)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
141
Rubric:
De avaritia
141
Incipit:
Auarus t is gytsere
Copied for Professor Napier. Also in Bodl. NE F. 4. 12, f. 166b
17.
142-163
lfric OSB, De falsis diis Directions to the reader(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
(Cameron B1.4.22; B27.2.4; Ker items A.18 and A.19)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
142
Rubric:
De Falsis diis
142
Incipit:
O fratres dilectissimi
142
Incipit:
Eala ge gebro ra a leofostan
Copied for Professor Napier. Also in MS 303, p. 306 and several other MSS.
163
Colophon to the First Book
163
Incipit:
Her geenda seo forme boc. 7 her fter ongin seo o er boc. on g er ara boca synd tƿelf spell unleaslice
163
Incipit:
as spell e stonda on issere forman bec
Latin note
163
Incipit:
In hoc codicello continentur duodecim sermones anglice quos accepimus de libris quos lfricus Abbas anglice transtulit: i. De adnuntiatione Sanctae Mariae ... xii. De Pentecosten
18.
163-173
lfric OSB, Catholic Homilies, First Series, Annunciation(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
(Cameron B1.1.14; Ker item A.20)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
163
Rubric:
viii kalendas Aprilis. Adnuntiatio Sanctae Mariae
164
Incipit:
Missus est
164
Incipit:
Vre se lmihtiga scyppend se e ealle
Thorpe I 192
In the following part the script, hitherto rather noticeably round, settles down gradually into one more pointed and closer
19.
173-182
lfric OSB, Catholic Homilies, First Series, Christmas(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
(Cameron B1.1.3; Ker item A.21)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
173
Rubric:
viii kalendas Ianuarii. Nativitas domini nostri Iesu Christi
173
Incipit:
Ƿe ƿylla to trymminge
Thorpe I 28
20.
182-190
lfric OSB, Catholic Homilies, First Series, Circumcision(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
(Cameron B1.1.7; Ker item A.22)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
182
Rubric:
Kalendas Ianuarii. Circumc(is)io domini salvatoris nostri Ihesu Christi
182
Incipit:
Se godspellere Lucas beleac
Thorpe I 90
21.
190-201
lfric OSB, Catholic Homilies, Second Series, Epiphany(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
(Cameron B1.2.4; Ker item A.23)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
190
Rubric:
viii Idus Ianuarii. Sermo in Epipha(n)ia domini
190
Incipit:
es d g is gehaten on bocum
Thorpe II 36
22.
201-210
lfric OSB, Catholic Homilies, First Series, Purification(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
(Cameron B1.1.10; Ker item A.24)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
201
Rubric:
In Purificatione Sanctae Mariae
201
Incipit:
Postquam impleti
201
Incipit:
God bebead on re ealdan
Thorpe I 134
23.
210-217
lfric OSB, Catholic Homilies, Second Series, First Sunday in Lent(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
(Cameron B1.2.8; Ker item A.25)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
210
Rubric:
Dominica prima in quadragessima
211
Incipit:
Men a leofostan eoƿ eallum is cu
Thorpe II 98
24.
217-229
lfric OSB, Catholic Homilies, Second Series, Palm Sunday(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
(Cameron B1.2.16; Ker item A.26)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
217
Rubric:
Dominica palmarum. De Passione domini
217
Incipit:
Drihtnes roƿunge
Thorpe II 240
25.
229-229
lfric OSB, Catholic Homilies, First Series, Palm Sunday (extract) and Cyrclice eawas(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
(Cameron B1.1.15; B1.1.16; Ker item A.27)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
229
(De Resurrectione Christi) no title
229
Incipit:
Ƿe habba oft ges d and gyt secga
229
Rubric:
Cyrclice eaƿas forbeoda to secgenne nig spell on am rim sƿig dagum
(capitals)
Note in another hand
229
Ac is ne ynce no us ƿell ges d etc.
(Wanley, p. 121). This is in a very fine small hand. In the margin just above is cplfmbn (i.e. Coleman) in fine round letters
Thorpe I 218
26.
229-237
lfric OSB, Catholic Homilies, First Series, Easter(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
(Cameron B1.1.17; Ker item A.28)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
229
Rubric:
Die Dominica Paschae
229
Incipit:
Oft ge gehyrdon
Thorpe I 220
27.
237-244
lfric OSB, Catholic Homilies, First Series, First Sunday after Easter(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
(Cameron B1.1.18; Ker item A.29)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
237
Rubric:
Dominica prima post Pascha
237
Incipit:
Cum esset sero
237
Incipit:
fter s h lendes
Thorpe I 230
28.
244-253
lfric OSB, Catholic Homilies, Second Series, Feria IV in Letania maiore with additions(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
(Cameron B1.2.28 with B1.4.26; Ker item A.30)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
244
Rubric:
Vigilia Ascensionis domini
244
Incipit:
Iohannes se godspellere aƿrat on isum
Thorpe II 360
29.
253-263
lfric OSB, Catholic Homilies, First Series, Ascension(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
(Cameron B1.1.23; Ker item A.31)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
253
Rubric:
In Ascensione Domini
253
Incipit:
(Men a leofestan) Lucas se godspellere us manode
Thorpe I 294
30.
263-270
lfric OSB, Catholic Homilies, First Series, Pentecost (ends imperfectly)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
(Cameron B1.1.24; Ker item A.32)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
263
Rubric:
In die sancto Pentecosten
263
Incipit:
Fram am halgan
Thorpe I 310
Ending
270
Explicit:
mid his bl de on lde eor licra manna heortan
Incomplete; a quire has been lost here(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Volume Volume II
31.
287-457
Benedictine Rule in Latin and Old English (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Regula Sancti Benedicti
(Cameron B10.3.1; Ker item B.1)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Ed. Schroer, Bibl. d. A.-S. Prosa II 9-77, 1885 etc.
287
Rubric:
Incipit capitula. explicit prologus
287
In red capitals
There is evidently a gap before this. Parker's paging (continuous throughout the volume) has a lacuna between p. 270 and p. 287, with which this portion begins
The Capitula are in Latin only, ending p. 290
Text
290
Rubric:
De generibus monachorum
290
Incipit:
Monachorum quattuor esse gerera (!)
Anglo-Saxon version
291
Rubric:
Be munuca cynne
291
Incipit:
Feoƿer synt muneca cyn
The Anglo-Saxon is copiously glossed in Latin by more than one hand. The tremulous hand re-appears. The general character of the hand is rather narrow, inclining to be pointed. Initials of sentences are filled with dabs of red
Ends
457
Explicit:
bufan gemundum t ge ƿeor e
32.
458-458
The Six Ages of the World (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
(Cameron B24.25.1; Ker item B.2)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
458
On p. 458, in a much rounder hand, very pretty, is a note on the seven ages of the world
458
Incipit:
On isre ƿorulde fruman god lmihtig gesceop
458
Explicit:
seofo e belimp to am toƿeardan life
458
The tremulous hand has written in pencil and ink some Anglo-Saxon words and Latin equivalents
1  MacLean (Anglia VI 434) assigns this MS. to cent. xi-xii; Schroer (Bibliothek d. A.-S. Prosa II) to cent. x-xi.