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The James Catalogue Of Western Manuscripts



B.2.17


  • Shelfmark: B.2.17
  • Manuscript Title: SERMONS ON THE GOSPELS IN ENGLISH.
  • James Number: 60  View Printed Catalogue Entry
  • Date: Cent. xv
  • Physical Description: Double columns of 43 lines. Well written.On the margin of f.1, two coins have been drawn in cent. xvi, in what is meant to be gold paint, (1) has a figure of St Peter; legend: ALMA ROMA · S. PETRVS +, (2) has a cusped border, a beardless head, face L. in a close cap: legend DEVS · VNA · LEX 400-33.
  • Binding:   Stamped leather binding over boards.
  • Provenance: On f.1 is "Sum Guil. Charci." For particulars of William Chark, see Dict. Nat. Biog., and Rendel Harris, The Leicester Codex.
  • Donor: Given by Nevile.
  • Size (cms): 30 x 20.5
  • Support: Vellum
  • Language: Middle English
  • Century: 15th century
  • Folio: 180 ff.
  • Collation:  a8-f8 (wants 6-8 blank) | g8-x8 (wants 8).
  • On the margin of f.1 two coins have been drawn in cent xvi, in what is meant to be gold paint (1) has a figure of St Peter; legend: ALMA ROMA ● S. PETRVS +, (2) has a cusped border, a beardless head, face L. in a close cap: legend DEVS ● VNA ● LEX 400-33

    Contents:
    I. f.1 Incipit prima pars euangeliorum s. dominicalium. Dom. 1 post festum S. Trinitatis Euangelium. sermo primus
    Homo quidam erat diues, etc.
    Crist telliþ us þis parable hou richessis ben perelous.
    f.43b The last series I is In die pentecostes
    Siquis diligit me. In þis gospel moueþ christ his children to loue -and þanne his lyf is ensampled (over erasure) aftir þe trinite amen.

    II. 1. f.46 Inc. secunda pars euangeliorum videl. commune sanctorum.
    In vigilia unius apostoli Euangelium
    Ego sum uitis. As comune þyng is bete and bifore oþer þyngis.
    The Common of Saints ends f.82b.
    f.82b The Proper of Saints begins with Vigil of St Andrew and goes to All Saints' Day, ending f.112b.
    2. f.112b Textus mathei de antichristo.
    Egressus ihesus de templo. þis gospel telliþ myche wisedom -but þe fend may dampne men, but not rauysche her hope in crist (f.121b).
    This is a very antipapal sermon.

    III. f.121b Hec sunt capita sermonum tertie partis.
    f.122b Inc. tercia pars euangeliorum ·S· ferialium
    Feria quarta dom. ie aduentus domini. Pryncipium euangelii Marci.
    Inicium sancti euangelii etc. As men schulden trowe in crist þat he is boþe god and man.
    (An erased border on f.123a).
    f.180b The last is In die sponsalium.
    Accesserunt ad Ihesum. þis gospel telliþ of matrimonye (last words supplied in cent. xvi.) for þanne þei auoutren goddis word as poul spekiþ.

 
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