Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 387: Richard Rolle of Hampole, Commentary on the Psalms
Hampole on the Psalms
Latin and English, Middle (1100-1500)
ff. 115 + 1
440 Height (mm) and 300 Width (mm)
[ca. 1400 - 1499]
On the lower margin of f. 2r in large letters is: Iste liber Constat dompno Johanni Colman Abbati Monasterij de lesnes (an Augustinian priory near Woolwich, otherwise called Westwood). Also on 82v: Iste liber constat dompno Joh. Colman Abbatis(!) monasterij de lesnes in Com. Kanc.
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Commentary on the Psalms
Richard Rolle of Hampole (c. 1305-49) wrote commentaries on the Psalms in both Latin and English, of which CCCC MS 387 contains that in English. CCCC MS 365 contains his Latin version. The text of the Psalms is in Latin with each verse followed by the English commentary. This copy, dating from c. 1425, contains fine decoration of illuminated ornamental borders and initials, and is notable for its very large size. It belonged to the Augustinian Abbey of Lessness (Kent).