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R.4.23


  • Shelfmark: R.4.23
  • Manuscript Title: BERNARDUS GUIDO.
  • James Number: 653  View Printed Catalogue Entry
  • Date: Cent. xiv.
  • Physical Description: Single and double columns, number of lines varying. Well written.
  • Provenance: 
  • Donor: Given by ? Nevile.
  • Size (cms): 27.5 x 20.4
  • Support: Vellum
  • Language: Latin
  • Century: 14th century
  • Folio: 166 ff.
  • Collation:  1 fly-leaf | 18-48 (+ 1) || 54 68-78 88 (wants four leaves) | 98 108 1110 128 132 || a8-i8 | 1 fly-leaf.
  • Second Folio:    lxxxiio In alia
  • Notes:    No f.33.
  • On the life and writings of the author Bernardus Guido see a memoir by Delisle in Notices et Extraits XXVII. 1879, Les MSS. de Bernard Gui. The Trinity MS. is frequently mentioned.
    Bernardus Guido was a Dominican of Limoges, and afterwards Inquisitor of Toulouse, procurator general of his order at Rome, and Bishop of Lodève. He died in 1331.

    On the verso of the fly-leaf, in a later hand, are copied out two prologues of Bernardus Guido.
    1. To Pope John dated 1315.
    2. To Berengarius Magister of the Dominican order.

    I. f.1 Text. 28 lines to a full page, and comment surrounding it. Catalogus Pontificum, Delisle § 74
    Text. Ihesus christus filius dei et dominus noster primus et summus pontifex.
    Comm. Īhc xpc. qui est uerus sacerdos secundum ordinem melchisedech.
    The original hand ends with Clement V. (f.30b}.
    in uillula minus insigni satis sterili et exili.
    The hand which added the prologues here adds a notice of John XXII.
    Gloss ends: sede romana vacante hodie quo hec scripsi.
    ff.31-34 are blank.

    II. At first single lines, then double columns: 42 lines.
    Abridged Chronicle of the Emperors: Delisle § 78.
    f.35 Imperatores Romani
    Iulius cesar qui gayus iulius dicitur primus imperator romanorum.
    It goes down to Henry of Luxemburg, ending (f.47b),
    Anno domini mo. ccc. xiiio. regni et imperii sui anno quinto.
    Delatumque fuit inde corpus eius apud pisas (et ibidem
    sepultum), the last words added by the scribe of the prologues.
    f.48 is blank.

    III. f.49 De origine prima Francorum. Delisle § 100
    Franci ex sua prima origine fuere troiani.
    Ends
    Sub anno dominice incarnationis millesimo ccco. xiiiio. anno indurante primo. In mense decembri quo hec scripsi.
    f.49b Arbor genealogie Regum Francorum
    At the top is a miniature of admirable French work, but much rubbed, representing two men in robes seated on one seat and conversing: the ground is chequered gold, the top canopied. The figures represent Turchotus or Thorgotus and Francio, the progenitors of the Sicambri.
    The tree begins on the same page with two small medallions (gold ground) representing Marconius and Genebaldus, chiefs of the Sicambri.
    It is continued with medallions of larger size (plain ground usually) containing full-length figures of kings in blue robes semée with gold fleurs-de-lys, and holding fleurs-de-lys sceptres.
    These figures begin on f.50a with Pharamond.
    On f.50b at the side are 8 medallions on gold grounds with heads of Gundegus of Burgundy and his descendants.
    f.51a. Head of St Radegund (very fine), and 8 more heads of Burgundians.
    f.51b. Head of Fredegund.
    f.52b. S. Bertrudis, Lupus of Sens, Eloy of Noyon, Flauius presbiter, and 3 others.
    f.52b. Twelve heads, of Ansegisil etc.
    f.53. Hic inc. secunda genealogia Regum francorum.
    Headed by Pepin le Bref, standing on a lion.
    Heads of S. Eutherianus of Orleans and others.
    54b. Bust of S. Giles.
    There is a gap between ff.55, 56 from Charles the Simple to Philip IV.
    The original hand ends with Louis X. (f.57a).
    fuitque coronatus et unctus in regem francorum.
    The continuator finishes this notice and adds one of Philip VI.
    ff.57b, 58 are blank.

    IV. f.59 Hec sunt nomina regum Francorum qui a principio sub anno domini ccccxvo. quo primum regnare ceperunt... usque ad annum doi m. ccc. xiii. mense decembri quo hec scripsi etc.
    Delisle § 88: it is the second of at least five editions of this Chronicle.
    Ends with Louis X. unctus in regem francorum in sequenti.
    On f.67*, the later hand adds short notices of Philip VI. and Charles III.(?). f.67*b is blank.

    V. Another list of the French Kings. Delisle § 96.
    f.68 In sequentibus breuius colliguntur...nomina regum francorum
    Ending as before with Louis X., to which the later hand adds a notice of Charles III. omitting Philip VI.

    VI. De tempore celebrationis conciliorum. Delisle § 152.
    f.74 Inc. tract, breuis de temporibus et annis generalium et particularium conciliorum
    De sacrosanctis synodis seu conciliis.
    From the Council of Nice to that of Venice 1311, to which the later hand adds a note on John xxii. 1317.
    f.83b blank.

    VII. f.84 On the seventy disciples. Delisle § 148
    Designauit dominus et alios septuaginta duos discipulos etc.
    Hec ergo sunt nomina discipulorum domini I. C. que potui reperire et colligere sub compendio ex pluribus libris et scripturis usque in presentem annum m. ccc. xiii.
    Marcialis sanctissimus alumpnus d. n. Ihesu Christi.
    (A longish notice follows)
    Saturninus
    Mathias
    Joseph barsabas
    Barnabas
    Fronto
    Eutropius
    Gracianus
    Iulianus
    Urcissinus (= Nathanael)
    Trophimus
    Maximinus
    Lazarus
    Symeon
    Ananias
    Judas
    Sylas
    Cleophas
    Cephas
    Thadeus (with the Abgar legend)
    Zacheus
    Austriclinian
    Alpinian
    Nicodemus
    Joseph (Arimath.)
    Stephen and the other deacons
    Apollinaris
    Sirus
    Clement
    Eucharius
    Valerius
    Maternus
    Sixtus
    Mansuetus
    Mimius
    Savinian
    Potentian
    Altinus
    Priscus
    Nason
    Aristion
    Aristarchus
    Epafras
    Archippus
    Andronicus
    Julia or Julius
    Erastus
    Crispus
    Gayus
    Ruphus
    Zozimus
    Epaphroditus
    Alexander
    Ruphus
    Amaon (companion of Cleophas at Emmaus)
    Iesus Iustus
    Restitutus
    Aquila
    Quartus
    Agabus
    Lucius
    A Mass of the Disciples follows, consisting of:
    Oratio. Adiuuent nos domine deus noster omnium discipulorum etc.
    Secretim. Oblata tibi domine sacrificia.
    Postcommunion. Perficiant in nobis domine.

    VIII. Chronicle of the Priors of Grandmont. Delisle § 112.
    f.92b Primus prior institutor et fundator ordinis grandimontensis fuit S. Stephanus de Mureto etc.
    f.93 Of a sanctuary founded by St Martial at St Augustine near Limoges. Delisle § 110
    Chronicle of the Priors of Artige. Delisle § 115, 116.
    f.93b It is the second of the two texts there mentioned
    f.93b Primus prior fundator ordinis artigie dioc. lem. non longe a S. Leonardo fuit ven, pater Marchus cum Sebastiano nepote suo etc.

    VIII [IX]. f.94 Magnus Cathalogus Pontificum Romanorum
    Romanorum pontificum nomina et tempora quibus christi ecclesie prefuerunt.
    It is according to M. Delisle § 39 a copy of the third edition of the work.
    f.94b Ihesus christus filius dei etc
    The hand varies a good deal in the last leaves. Ends with John xxii (as is stated in the Prologue f.94).
    -in quibus uiuificauit dominus sanctum suum et colendum
    exhibuit uniuersis (f.164b).
    ff.165, 166 are blank.

 
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