The James Catalogue Of Western Manuscripts



B.2.27


  • Shelfmark: B.2.27
  • Manuscript Title: Matthaeus Glosatus
  • Alternative Title:   Glossed Gospel of St Matthew
  • James Number: 70  View Printed Catalogue Entry
  • Date: Cent. xii, and xiv.
  • Physical Description: Text 20 lines to a page. Finely written. Upper margin damaged by wet.
  • Provenance: 

    The book probably belonged to a Northern monastery. On f.1b is (xvi, xvii) Mr Tobias Wright my Master.
    Evangelium Matthaei cum glossa.
    Boethius de disciplina Scholarum.
    Ovidii Epistolae 17.
    Persii Satyrae.
    Horatii Epistolarum lib. 1.

    The last four items are now contained in R.3.18.

    Evangelium Matthaei vetustius videtur reliquis: caetera eiusdem aetatis. pag. 5a mentio fit praelij inter Perceium et Douglassium 1388: quae nota post aut forte circiter id tempus (re nuper gestâ, cujus ipsum diem memorat) scripta fuit. Si Ovidius etc. ab eadem manu sunt, ut scriptura non dissimilis est, eo anno non multum superiores sunt.

    The note alluded to is on f.3a at top (late xiv)

    Anno domini 1388, fuit conflictus apud Otterburne in Northumbria inter henricum percy... / de dowglase in quo percy est captus et dowglase occisus quinto s. die mensis Augusti....

    There are many scribbles of cent. xvii in the book: the beginning of a deed on f.60b mentions Robert Skeggar of the county of Durham. There is also a rhyme, partially repeated more than once, see ff.35, 58 etc. Oleuer Oleuer lend my (me) thy Nosseto fire the Dutch Newhewes (? Mynheers) yt doth ous supprise. [oppose in brackets above surpprise] for now ye Butters boxes begins for to uapouer? [?wax ouer above vapouer] O swere yt King Charles in Eingland shall reanebut Oleuers nosse shall serue for a taper,to beat ye flight backe againe,ouer ye Maine.

  • Donor: Given by Edward or Thomas Reed.
  • Size (cms): 30 x 19.5
  • Support: Vellum
  • Language: Latin; Music
  • Century: Multiple; 12th century; 14th century
  • Folio: 82 ff.
  • Collation:  a8 (wants 1?) b8 c4 d4 e12 f12 (wants 2)-i12 (+ 12).
  • Second Folio:    flumina or Salmon
  • IIIF Manifest URL:     https://trin-sites-pub.trin.cam.ac.uk/manuscripts/B.2.27.json
  • Online Since:     17/11/2014
  • Contents :
    f.1b, xiii. A list of the twelve gems and their colours.
    Cristallus. Fit ex congelacione aque et emittit ignem ad solis radios.
    Ametistus subrutilo calore quasi flammas de se fundens.
    Three lines
    Postquam nobilitas seruilia cepit amare
    et postquam serui ceperunt nobilitare
    cepit nobilitas cum seruis degenerare.
    f.2 Preface, headed. Sancti spiritus assit nobis gratia
    Dominus ac redemptor noster Ihesus Christus.
    Miscellaneous notes follow.
    f.3 A Rota in blue green and red
    Outer circle. Subscriptus patrie reditum docet ordo figure.
    2nd. Peticiones.
    3rd. Sancti spiritus dona.
    Inner. Beatitudines.
    Note (xiii, xiv) on the Four Rivers.
    f.3b Prologue with gloss.
    Plures fuisse qui Evangelia scripserunt.
    Gloss L. Cum multi scripsisse.
    R. Thamar populum dei significat.
    f.5 Text
    There is a very fine initial in pale green with a little pink on light blue ground: it contains a half-length female figure who holds two branches: two beasts attack her head: another is on each side of her.
    Text ends f.79.
    f.79 Inc. capitula in evangelic sec. matheum
    i Natiuitas Christi.
    xxvi. Passio Ihesu et sepulteria et resurrectio eius. Itemque mandata et doctrina eius de baptisso (sic) et reliqua.
    Expl. BREVN̅ secundum matheum.

    2. f.79b Hymns etc. for St Edmund confessor (xiii, xiv) with music on a four line stave
    In festo S. Edmundi conf. Ava ad vesp. super psalmos.
    Aue mundi flos edmunde spirans aromatibus.
    Pange lingua gloriosi presulis tripudium.
    Collect. Deus qui beatum edmundum.
    f.80b Invitatory. Laudans mater gaudeat ecclesia
    Uas est mundum intus et deforis.
    f.81 In IIo Nocturno Ant. Doctor sibi doluit condolens dolente
    f.81b In IIIo Noct. Ant. Letum cor abstemii aquam uinum fecit
    f.81b In laudibus. In Edmundi gloriam celum ter obedit
    f.82b Collect repeated
    Hymnus Gaudeamus nos hic nati gaudeant et gallici
    hinc et inde congregati propter sancti gloriam
    confessoris collaudantes edmundi memoriam, etc.
    Ad secundas vesp. Hymn. Aue gemma confessorum aue dux et doctor morum.

 

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