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Aldhelm, De laudibus uirginitatis(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Aldhelmus
Codicology:Vellum, 230 x 160 mm(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) (9 x 6.3 in.), ff. 2 + 71, 24 lines to a page. Cent. x-xi, in very good clear black script.
Collation: a2, I8-VIII8 (+2) IX4 (+1).
Provenance:From Christ Church, Canterbury. On f. iir: “D iia Ga iiijus demo(nstratio) prima”
Aldelmus de laude virginum nouus” (added).
Also in Parker's red chalk: TW. (possibly for Twyne). On f. 1r upper corner, the older Christ Church mark: “dc” .
Probably no. 47 in Eastry's Catalogue (Ancient Libraries, p. 21).
At top of last leaf some letters erased. Then: runes(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) (i.e. -um uilframno s(c)ripsit amen)
Additions:On p. 105 is written:
“V [three dots] V [two dots] V [one dot] L [two dots] F [two dots] L [three dots] C [four dots] MCR [three dots] ST [two dots] [two dots] [one dot] M [two dots] N i. e.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) Vive vale feli(x) cum cristo amen”
Foliation: ff. a-c + i-ii + pp. 1-71 + 71b + 72 + 72b + 73-140 + ff. d-f(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Language: Latin and Old English.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Contents
1.
1-133
Aldhelm, De laudibus uirginitatis(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Aldhelmus
1
Rubric:
Incipit capitula libri de laude uirginitatis
(black capitals)
Followed on p. 5 by a paragraph printed by Napier Old English Glosses, p. xiv
5
Þus me gesette. sanctus et iustus. beorn boca gleaƿ.
bonus auctor. ealdelm æþele sceop. etiam fuit ipselos
on æðel ange̊l sexna byscop onbretene. biblos. Ic nu sceal
ponus et pondus. pleno cum sensu. geonges geanoðe geom
res iam iamque secgan soð nalles leas þæt him symle ƿæs
euthenia oftor onfylste æne on eðle ecðon ðe
6
se is yfel ongesæd. etiam nusquam. ne seal ladigan labor
quem tenet encratea. ac he ealne sceal bo
-ethia biddangeorne þurh his modes gemind
micro in cosmo þæt him drihten gyfe dinam(i)s
on eorðan fortis factor þæt he forð simle
Prologue
6
Incipit:
Reverentissimis Christi uirginibus
(P. L.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) LXXXIX 237)
Fine initial in black with dragons' heads and broken lines
Text
7
Incipit:
Iamdudum ad pontificale
Similar initial, mostly in red
The glosses are all given by Napier, Old English Glosses
Initials to chapters, uniformly plain, in red
Ends
133
Explicit:
Christi margaritę. paradisi gemmę. et caelestis patrię participes
2.
133-134
Abbo Saint-Germain-des Pr s, Bella Parisiacae Urbis, Book III (extract)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
There follows in the same hand
(C)onperias lector litteras tam grecas (so far in red capitals) quam latinas superpositas quibusdam lineis istius codicelli suas habere significationis. et super gręca nomina gręcas quere signifi (unfinished: 5 lines blank)
Pertz, MGH. Scriptores II 806, P. L. CXXXII 753, by Abbo of Fleury
Clerice, dipticas lateri ne dempseris umquam.
Corcula [princeps ludi] labentes fugias ludifere ne te
Laetetur fędus [obscenus] sandapila [turpis baccalus] neque toparcha [princeps unius loci .i. diabolus erebi]
Machia [φ pugna] sit tibi quo gerarchia [sacer principatus non .i. fossa tartari] nęc que cloaca
Non enteca [pecunia] nec alogia [conuiuium] uerum absida [lucide] tecum
Con maneat mentes acrimonia [uigor animi co(r)poris industria siue ferocitas] non quia mordet
Agonithęta [preliator] tuus fiat ambasilla [uenter] tui mens
134
Neuranium [caelestem] praeter croma [colorem] legat. is quia multis
Esse deus solet anodiam [φ medicinam] sectare gemellam
Sistere sincophante [k. n. calumniator] uerere boba [uehe nons (!) robustus] tamen adsis
Gripphia(t) [φ scriptura] te tangat carchesia [uaso (!) pastoralia] togaque crebro [uestis poetalis]
Grammaton [litterarum] sinteca [compositio] frequens sistat tibi longe
Absistat vero glauconia [caligo oculorum] criminis offa [massa]
Brathea blatta [auri lamina purpura] dehinc enclitica [inclinatiua] prosapiaque
Militiae Christi per te nullatenus absint
Amphitappa laon [tapetum undique uillosum. laicorum populorum] extat badanola [lectus in itinere] nec non
Effipiam [ornamentum decorum valde amant. vestem pictam claram potionem perlinteum] diamant stragulam pariterque propoma
3.
134-135
Glosses on words beginning with B and C(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
134
Bassium est (quod) uxori datur. osculum filio. suauium scorti. Biduuium ... Bigama ... Biuira ... blax uel blas. i. stultiloquax Blenni. tetri. Blicea i. stulta. bobinator inconstans. ceco igni. oculto amore. calorate ardenter
Ama deum. diligent te omnes
V. flumina abluunt peccata ... Praeconia inferni
135
Tres species odit deus ... Septies in die cadit iustus ... Septies in die resurgit ...Tres infelices leguntur in lege qui scit et non docet. qui docet et non facit et qui nescit nec interrogat
4.
135-136
Apocryphal account of Adam, perhaps derived from II Enoch(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Change of hand: red capitals
135
Rubric:
Dic mihi frater unde fuit factus adam
Ego dico tibi de octo partibus fuit factus. prima pars de limo terre ... (Septima pars de spiritu sancto erased.) Octaua pars de luce mundi. si uis exercere subsequi sententiam. prima pars de limo terre inde est caro eius
136
viiia pars de luce mundi quod interpretatur Christus. Si de limo terre supertraxerit eritque piger in omni parte ... Si de luce mundi supertraxerit erit electus et preclarus. Cum factus fuit adam et non erat nomen eius uocauit dominus iiiior angelos suos et dixit eis. Ite querite nomen istius hominis. Angelus michael habiit in oriente
(The names given are Anatholim, Disscis, Archtus, Mensebrion)
Ends
Explicit:
et dixit ad uriel dominus. lege litteras. et dixit uriel ADAM et dixit dominus sic uocabitur nomen eius
Cf. Slavonic Enoch xxx 13, Rituale Dunelmense, p. 192, Salomon and Saturn, p. 178 (ed. Kemble)
This text has been edited, with variants from other MSS. and an elaborate examination of kindred documents, by Dr Max F rster, of W rzburg, in Archiv f r Religionswissenschaft XI (1908), 477 sqq.
5.
137-138
Latin proverbs and epigrams(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
In a smaller hand
137
N) auta rudis pelagi ut seuis ereptus ab undis
(P. L.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) CI 728)
I) n portum veniens pectora leta tenet
S) ic scriptor fessus calamum sub colle laboris
D) eponens habeat pectore laeta quidem
I) lle deo dicat grates pro sospite uita
P) roque laboris agat iste sui requie
C) entum oues uniuersitas est angelorum et hominum etc.
E) brietas autem est tota imbecillitas. primum abluit memoriam etc.
Quid est terra. mater crescentium ... quid est erba ... quid sunt olera ... quid est mirum. nuper uidi hominem stantem mouentem ambulantem qui nunquam fuit. quomodo pote(s)t esse. imago est in aqua
6.
138-140
Notes on Latin nouns and verbs(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
138
Omnes nominatiui singulares corripiuntur nisi quinte declinationis. Omnes primae personae cuiuscumque fuerunt coniugationis corripiuntur ...
p. 139 blank except for a scribble: “Fot geƿæ du”
On p. 140 are the runes mentioned(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) above; the rest of the page is occupied by a large rota with eight spokes and consisting of 18 concentric circles. The tire and spokes are inscribed in small capitals. At the end of each spoke and in the centre is a large O
From top
Omnibus in terris egO sum notissima p...nd(O) (mundo)
Omnipotens genitor. O(lim me signat amand)(O)
Omnibus in membris sOluit me crimine dir(O)
Ordine quadrifido collidens cornua nat(O)
Spokes, beginning with the vertical
Orbita de (me) cruceo defOrmis comprimit alvO
Left: O crux quae dominum pOrtasti robore sacrO
horizontal: Omnia set curvo concOrdant a[rdu]a plectrO
O crux alma dei meritO recolenda triumphO
A copy of the same rota is in MS. Lambeth 204, f. 130, whence I have restored some words