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Miscellaneous Compilation including Old English Material and Historical and Philosophical Works(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Chronica. Anglo-Saxon fragments, etc.
Codicology:Paper and vellum, 220 x 145 mm(Content authored by Corpus Christi College), (8.5 x 5.5 in.), ff. 53 + 52, five volumes of cent. xv, xi-xii, xiv, xi respectively.
Multivolume:
Volume II: Six leaves in a smallish hand of cent. xi-xii: 35 lines to a page.
Volume III: Double columns of 43 lines. Cent. xiii-xiv, black hand.
Volume IV: Double columns of 32 lines. Cent. xiii, red initial.
Volume V: 22 lines to a page: a fine minuscule of cent. xi? Initials filled with red.
Collation: Paper: 110 210 312 (wants 10-12) 414 510. Vellum: a2 b2 c2 d4 e2 (2 canc.) f6 (6 canc.) 814 (10 canc.)? A12. B (three). I8 (wants 1, 7, 8) II2 (+1).
Provenance:Part of the volume seems to be certainly from Worcester.
Research:The Anglo-Saxon portions were not described by Wanley and have escaped the notice of subsequent students.
Foliation: ff. i-ii + 1-105 + iii-iv(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Language: Latin and Old English.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Contents
Volume I
1.
1r-29v
Ranulf Higden OSB, Polychronicon (epitome and continuation to 1429) (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Epitome chronicae Cicestrensis, sed extractum e Polychronico, usque ad annum Christi 1429 (Content authored by Nasmith)
1r
Incipit:
Ieronimus ad eugenium in epistola 43a dicit quod decime leguntur primum date ab abraham
Dates are marked in the margin
Ends with the coronation of Henry VI at St Denis
29v
Explicit:
videlicet nono die mensis decembris ano etatis sue 10o
2.
30r-53r
Thomas Harsfield, Gesta regum ad Henricum VI(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Breuiarium
Breviarium historiae Angliae ad annum quartum Henrici IV. viz. 1402 (Content authored by Nasmith)
Another hand
begins with 19 lines
30r
Incipit:
I
Albion est terra constans in finibus orbis
Quam dedit albina grecorum filia regis
...
30r
II
Succedunt Reges ab eodem pace fruentes
Usque dies nostres ut pandunt scripta legentes
Nomina scriptorum (tu) [iam](Content authored by Corpus Christi College) suscipe care Roberte
Ex libris quorum labor hic monstratur aperte
Galifridus gesta Britonum scripsit sapienter
Anglorum facta conscripsit Beda patenter
Willelmus quondam monachus Malmisberiensis
Tryuet Martinus henricus huntidonensis
Petrus pictauis dat cistrensis monachusque
30r
Incipit:
Et quia confrater carissime non solum audiendo sacre scripture verbis aurem sedulus auditor accomodatur (!) tenetur
(See P. de Yckham)
Ends with verses (14) on the Battle of Shrewsbury
52v
de isto bello quidam versificator sic infert versus
52v
In magdalene saturni vespere plene
Henrico IIIIto sunt hec anno sibi iiijto
...
Nomina cunctorum nescio monstrare virorum
Nescio plus quorum Christus miseretur eorum
53r
Explicit:
Tempore huius regis Owynus quidam Wallensis erigens se in principem Wallie toto vite sue tempore cum Wallensibus rebellauit
53r
Rubric:
Explicit
53r
Lower part of leaf cut off. f. 53v blank
Volume II
3.
54r-55v
lfric OSB, De temporibus anni (incomplete)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
De die, mense, de XII signis, &c. (Saxonice) (Content authored by Nasmith)
54r
Incipit:
Þone forman d g yssere ƿorulde ƿe magon afindan urh es lenctenlices emnihtes d g. For an e se emnihtes d g is se feor a d g yssere ƿorulde gesceapennysse
Treats de luna, de ebdomada, de anno solis, de xii signis, de anno, de diuersis mensibus, de luna, communis annus, embolismus, IIIIor tempora
On f. 55v the writing is crowded towards the end. Ends
55v
Explicit:
Eft on langiendum dagum he ofer ge one su ran sunsted 7 for i he by nor ur geseƿen onne seo sunne on ƿintra sƿa eah ne g heora
It continues on ff. 60r-63r
60r
Incipit:
na or nne pricon ofer am e him geset is. ne dagas ne synd nu na or lengran ne scyrtran onne hi t fruman ƿ ron. en Egyptaland ne cym n fre nan ƿinter
Ends f. 63r (on hail, snow, thunder, etc.)
63r
Explicit:
se bi hlud for re lyfte bradnysse. frecen ful for s fyres sceotugum. beo eos gesetnyss us her ge endod
f. 63v blank
This is Ælfric's extract from Beda de temporibus. Cockayne, Leechdoms III 238
4.
56r-82v
Fragments of Old English homilies (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Fragments of Homilies
Homeliae quaedam Saxonica, imperfectae (Content authored by Nasmith)
a.
A good hand of cent. xii, 30 lines to a page
56r
Homily on the Assumption
ff. 59r-59v should precede ff. 56r-56v (Thorpe II 436)
59r
(6r)
Incipit:
be isse heofenlican cƿene upstige
f. 59v ends
59v
t heo un asecgendlice mid criste up
56r
(3r)
ahafen on ecnysse rixige
Ends f. 58r. f. 76r has the beginning
b.
58r
(5r)
Rubric:
viii kalends Septembris. Passio Sancti Bartholomei apostoli
58v
Incipit:
Ƿyrd ƿryteras secga t re leod scipas
(Thorpe II 454)
One page only
58v
Explicit:
o er deofol ƿ s geƿur od s
(Thorpe II 454)
Continued after break on f. 77r
On the margin of f. 56r is a copy of a document (xiii)
56r
Omnibus ... Walt. de La Fort (?) ... Noueritis me dedisse ... Philipp. filio meo quatuor croppos ... in camp de Henton ... ao v. v. H. Liiio ... Test. Joh. Jokyn. Le Fraunke
Joh. Wace ...
Wace ...
Le fraunke ...
c.
64r
(11r)
Rubric:
Sexta Idus Septembris. Nativitas Sancte Marie Virginis
64r
Incipit:
Men a leofestan ƿeor iat ƿe nu on andƿeardnysse a gebyr tide
(Wanley, p. 17, Bodl. NEF. 4. 12)
Ends imperfectly
69v
Explicit:
He a ioseph aros of am sl pe. sƿy e ge
Assmann, A.-S. Homilien etc. p. 117
d.
In a less good hand, 27 lines to a page
70r
On the Lord's Prayer, continued on f. 82r
70r
(17r)
Incipit:
ure rice gif ƿe hit geearnian ƿyllan
(Thorpe I 264)
70v ends
70v
t fifte gebed is. Et dimitte nobis debita nostra sicut et nos dimittimus (82r) debitoribus nostris
ends
82v
Explicit:
Sƿa he oftor on re fandunge
e.
f. 71r follows f. 80v. Homily on Dedication of St Michael's Church. Thorpe II 502 (fragments)
f.
f. 72r follows f. 81v. Homily on St Matthew. Thorpe II 468
g.
f. 73r-73v, the end of a Homily and beginning of another
73r
Rubric:
Feria Secunda
73r
Incipit:
Hit is sƿy e ged(a)fenlic
Thorpe I 282. f. 79r continues this
h.
f. 74r-74v single leaf
74r
(21r)
Incipit:
fram roƿunge to riste. fra de e to life
Ends
74v
(21v)
Explicit:
a a heo ƿear a ys tro on cristes roƿunge fram midd ge o non. stanas on
(Morris, Legends of the Holy Rood, p. 167)
i.
75r
(22r)
Incipit:
gafol o e tol. t heora gesiblingum o e t fr mdum. Petrus cƿæð t fr mdum. Se h lend cƿ , etc.
Ends
75v
(22v)
Explicit:
him for godes lufan big ƿiste fore sceaƿa . on h f he sƿa miccle
(On Matt. xvii 24, the fish and tribute-money)
Apparently not found elsewhere: not known to Professor Napier
k.
76r
(23r)
see a. Homily on the Assumption
l.
77r
(24r)
see b. On St Bartholomew
m.
78r
(25r)
I append a copy of the fragment m.
78r
fram gode to e cumen ; Ic ƿes ine ƿlite 7 ine
ƿynsumnesse 7 ine sp c 7 in haƿung 7 ine gehyrnys 7 ine glednesse; Ic ƿ s in ge anc 7
ine f gernes 7 ine lufu 7 in gest ignes
7 in ge treoƿnes gif u nige treoƿa h fdest; 7 ic
ƿ s in gamon 7 in gladung 7 in hleahtor 7 ine
myrh . Eall þæt u ƿ re. eall ic ƿ s is on e 7
si an ic ana ƿ s of e eall e lofode þæt ic nu
s de; 7 naht u ƿ re butan me 7 u me mid enigum
gode ne ge ohtest. ne inne drihten. e me e
sealde. Ladlice eardunge h fde ic on e ghƿ t
s e u hogedest mid inum fl sce ghƿ t me
ƿ s s earfodlic on to ge roƿianne Eall þæt u
lufodest. eall þæt ic hatode n re ƿit n fre gletane tid on anum ƿillan. For an e u hyrƿdest
godes bebodu 7 his haligra lare; Eala eala hreoƿlice 7 dreorlice. stent onne þæt deade flesc asm rod
ne m g onne nan andƿyrde syllan. am his gaste.
7 sƿ st sƿi e ladlicum sƿate 7 him fealla of. | unf gere dropan 7 bret on menige fealdum
hiƿe. Hƿilum he bi sƿi e ladlicum men gelice onne
ƿanna he 7 doxa o re hƿile he bi blac 7 m /heoƿe 7 hƿilum coll sƿeart 7 gelic am seo saƿul. heo
ƿa on yfelan bleon sƿa same sƿa se lichama
7 bi gyt ƿyrsan heoƿes; 7 standa butu sƿi e
forhte 7 af rede 7 bifiende on bidat domes; onne clypa se deofol to am d man 7 cƿi to him
es ƿes min agen fram hire geogo e o hire
ylde heo hyrdon me georne 7 lce d g ic
heo l rde unriht to donne 7 hi me simble
lustlice hyrdon. And onne in lareoƿ com to hym 7
hym ƿolde hyra saƿla h lo tetan onne ƿ s ic
f. 78v
simle r t heom 7 ft leng 7 sƿette heom heora / unriht la hƿi ne mot ic habban þæt ic r me sylf
begeat mid minum ly rum ƿrencum oft ic gedyde
þæt he geƿorhte ussende synna ƿi e 7 nane
ge betan nolde onne cƿ s re an cininges
stef gang u saƿel in þæt forlorene hus. a git
t somne syngodon. git eac t somne sƿelton; Donne cƿi ft se dema to am saƿlum. Discedite
a me maledicti in ignem eternum qui preparatus
est (a) diabolo. Geƿita ge aƿirgydan on þæt ece
fyr þæt gegearƿode min f der deofle 7 his
englum. onne h f se deofol geƿorht bogan
7 str la. 7 se boga bi geƿoht of ofer mettum
7 a strela beo sƿa manigra cynna sƿa sƿa mannes synna beo . Sum str l bi geƿorht of
ni e sum of feste. sum of e belige sum
of hat heortn sse sum of stale sum of
drucennesse sum of dyrnum geligere sum
of ƿ bryce sum of sib legere sum of dƿolcr fte sum of lyblacc sum of gitsunge sum
of gifernesse sum of reaflac sum of scincr fte
sum of mord cƿale sum of strudunge. And
sƿa manega str la h fd se deofol sƿa nis nan
man þæt hy ealle atellan magon. And lce d g
s deofoles ƿilla bi þæt his strelena nan
ne sy unaf stnod gif he findan m g hƿ r
he hy on af stnian m ge. 7 on h lle a
deofla scotiga mid am str lum 7 sƿa sa he
h f lce d g his bogan to us gebendne
7 ƿile us scotian mid am str lum e ic r / nemde; onne is us micel earf leofan men
þæt ƿe habban a scyldas r ongean e /
n.
f. 79r follows 73v: see g.
o.
f. 80r-80v precedes 71r (on St Matthew and St Michael): see e., f.
p.
81r
(28r)
Exaltation of the Cross (fragments). Morris, Legends of the Holy Rood, E. E. T. S., pp. 105, 107. Also on 81v the beginning of the Homily on St Matthew. p. thus precedes f. 71r
q.
82r
(29r)
On the Lord's Prayer: see d.
Volume III
5.
83r-94v
Robert Kilwardby OP, De natura relationis(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Logica quaedam (Content authored by Nasmith)
83r
(30r)
Rubric:
Que sit res predicamenti relationis per se
83r
Incipit:
De predicamento relationis querunt aliqui que sit res huius generis
Ends imperfectly in chapter 31
Volume IV
6.
95r-97v
Apocalypsis Goliae (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Apocalypsis Goliae
Versus quidam (Content authored by Nasmith)
(Wright, Poems of W. Mapes, p. 1)
95r
(42r)
Incipit:
A tauro torrida lampade cinthii
Ending
97v
Explicit:
Dux meus manibus me capit insitis
(l. 410)
Volume V
7.
98r-101v
Vita breuior Sancti Kenelmi (incomplete) (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Life of St Kenelm
Historia (imperfecta) Kenelmi principis Merciorum (Content authored by Nasmith)
98r
(45r)
beginning imperfectly in c. ii
98r
Incipit:
forma. perfusus diuina dilectione et gratia deo et hominibus amabilis erat aetatula
101r
The original hand ends in c. viii: diuinorum miracula beneficiorum commendant. A hand of cent. xii continues and, writing very close, ends on the same page. It begins: martirem suum quem et ab humana noticia abscidere nitebatur: and ends: occubuerit. ad laudem et gloriam dei patris omnipotentis qui uiuit et regnat per omnia secula seculorum. Amen
101r
Under this is a scribble of a maze in pencil
The same Life (abridged in Acta Sanctorum July IV 380, and in Horstmann, Nova Legenda Angliae II 110) is in MS. Douce 368 and Bodley 285
101v
(48v)
On the verso a line and a half in a small hand giving a list of books.
.i. eo englissce passionale 7 .ii. ii englissce dialogas 7 .iii. oddan boc 7 .iiii. e englisca martirlogium / 7 .vi. ii englisce salteras 7 ii pastorales englisce 7 e englisca regol. / 7 barontus.
(Printed in my Sources of Archbishop Parker's Collection and in Floyer and Hamilton's Catalogue of the MSS. at Worcester Cathedral, p. 166, note 3.) Barontus is the Vision of Barontus of Pistoia Acta Sanctorum Mart. 24
8.
101v-105v
Old English Visio Leofrici (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Homelia Saxonica sive passionale (Content authored by Nasmith)
In a hand similar to that of the booklist in item 7(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) but larger
101v
(48v)
Title in faint pencil
101v
Rubric:
Uisio Leofrici
101v
Incipit:
Her gesutela a gesih e e Leofric eorl ges h. him uhte to so an on healf slapendon lichaman na eallinga sƿylce on sƿefne ac gyt geƿisslicor þæt he sceolde nede ofer ane sƿi e smale bricge 7 seo ƿ r sƿi e lang
Ends
103v
Explicit:
hit a gesƿac ra bletsunga þæt ƿ s neh am es godspel ƿ s ger dd. Feoƿertyne nihton r his for si e he fores de onne d g e he sceolde cuman to cofantreo to his langan hame r he on restet 7 hit eode eall sƿa he s de. Requiescat in pace
This document, which had remained unnoticed, has been printed by Professor Napier in the Philological Journal, 1908
A note (xiii)
103v
Incipit:
Vesperus est grandis interpolatio nubium inter nos et solem
104r
(51r)
In a hand like that of no. 8 with neumes. Sequence for Epiphany
104r
Incipit:
Letabundus exultet fidelis chorus alleluia
Regem regum intacte profudit thorus res miranda
104v
Explicit:
Sanctus namque spiritus ipsa nobis prebuit bene mentis naribus odoranda
Smaller hand
104v
Ad ultimum laus est uincta. Psalat chorus alia. Amen dicant omnia
Another hand, xii
105r
Incipit:
Hubertus (l. Herbertus) Abbas Westmon. 7 Edwius prior eiusdem loci. uenerabili priori Wigornie / Warino et domino Vhtredo cantori ceterisque fratribus ecclesie eiusdem. salutem in christo et perpet(uam) / pacem. Sciatis istum fratrem nostrum et monachum Benedictum ad nos uenisse et causa(s) / recessurus (!) sui de Maluernia sicut nobis uidetur rationabiliter ostendisse
Asks that he be well treated till the writer's coming
105r
dixit nobis quoddam opus scilicet missale apud uos / incepisse et antequam ad Maluerniam rediret sua uoluntate perficeret
The monk in question has left Malvern and gone to Westminster
Ends
105r
Explicit:
laudando creatorem qui ouem suam reduxit ad gregem. Vale
Herbertus was Abbot of Westminster from 1121 till shortly before 1140. Warinus prior of Worcester cir. 1130-40
Charm (xii?)
105r
Incipit:
+ In nomine p. et f. et s. sci amen + Ire + arex + Christe + rauex + filiax + / arafax + N. Medicina contra febres
On f. 105v in a neat small hand, beginning and margin cut: Constitutions affecting monks, etc.
The last begins
105v
Incipit:
Monachis et canonicis regularibus tam uestimenta quam coopertoria interdicimus colorata
105v
Incipit:
Viri religiosi quibus non est cura animarum commissa nullos ad penitentiam recipere audeant
105v
Incipit:
Decimas uel in canonicas sanctiones ecclesiis ad quas pertinent precipimus cum integritate persolui