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O.2.24


  • Shelfmark: O.2.24
  • Manuscript Title: GRAMMATICA, ETC.
  • James Number: 1128  View Printed Catalogue Entry
  • Date: Cent. xii early.
  • Physical Description: 27 lines to a page. In a fine black minuscule, closely resembling the typical hands of Christ Church, Canterbury.
  • Provenance: From Rochester Priory: at the bottom of f.1 of text is: liber de claustro Roffensi per magistrum G. de Stratton. It occurs in the older Catalogue (Arch. Cantiana, VI. p.22, no.76). On the 3rd flyleaf is a table of contents, headed In hoc libro continentur hec scripture. On the verso(xv) T. Wyburn̅ Bacallarius. Qui seruare libris ingratus nescit honorem Illius a manibus sit procul iste liber.On f.1 (R. upper corner) is no. 504 (xvi)
  • Religious House:   Rochester, Kent, Cathedral Priory
  • Donor: Part of the Gale collection, given to T.C.C. by Roger Gale in 1738. K. 10. No. 380.
  • Size (cms): 21.5 x 15
  • Support: Vellum
  • Language: Latin
  • Century: 12th century
  • Folio: 173 ff.
  • Collation:  3 flyleaves | A8 B8 C10 D8-H8 (+8*) | I8-L8 | M8 N8 O4 P8-X8 Y6.
  • 1. f.1 Liber Karoli imperatoris et Akhuini de dialectica (P.L. CI.949)
    Six verses alternately in red and purple.
    Me lege qui veterum capies (cupies?) cognoscere sensus.
    Me quicunque capit rusticitate caret etc.
    Text begins:
    Karolus. Quia mentionem philosophie in priori disputationis nostre sermone fecimus.
    Initial in red, green and yellow.
    Ends f.16b: socrates non disputat.
    Expl. liber karoli imp. et alchuini de dialectica.

    2. f.27 Inc. liber Bede presbiteri de arte metrica ad Cuthbertum amicum suum (P.L. XC.149)
    De litteris.
    Qui noticiam metrice artis habere desiderat.
    -credimus sempiternam.
    Expl. liber bede presb. de arte metrica.

    3. Inc. libellus eiusdem Bede presb. de scematibus id est de figuris uel modis locutionum (P.L. XC.175)
    Solet aliquoties in scripturis
    -memores estote uxoris Loth.
    Expl. libellus bede presb. etc. -locutionum.

    4. In paler ink and a smaller hand.
    f.68 Inc. liber Bede presb. de miraculis s. chutberti episcopi (P.L. XCIV.575)
    Multa suis dominus fulgescere lumina seclis.
    Ends (f.87b):
    Vita manens castis lumenque salusque per euum.
    Expl. lib. bede presb. de mirac. s. cudberhti lindisfarnensis ep. et confessoris.

    5. f.88 Verses on the feasts of the twelve months (P.L. XCIV.603) Prima dies iani est qua circumciditur annus.
    Ends (f.89b):
    Silvestrum pridias celebramus ab orbe uerendus.

    6. A circular diagram divided into twelve compartments with legends in red, green and black, on the twelve signs
    e.g. Tauro oriente II · horis occidit scorpio · et centrum superioris zodiaci tenet aquarius, inferioris obtinet leo.
    Beda de duodecim signis zodiaci (12 lines) (P.L. XCIV.637)
    Primus adest aries obscuro lumine labens.
    Alexander de ordine planetarum (10 lines).
    Sortitos celsis replicant anfractibus orbes.
    Anthol. Lat. Riese 766.
    De annis planetarum uersibus explanatis (13 lines).
    Bis sex signifere numerantur sydera spere
    ...
    Proxima telluri dum curris Candida phebe.
    f.90b With circular diagram of the planetary heavens
    De diuisione anni solaris mensibus Kalendis nonis idibus (16 lines: Bede, P.L. xciv. 613) 91
    Bis sena mensum uertigine uoluitur annus
    ...
    Per nonas idusque decurrens atque Kalendis.
    f.91b Versus b. pape Gregorii (in diem natalem Christi) 22 lines. (Anthol. Lat. 766)
    Virgo parens hac luce deumque uirumque creauit
    ...
    Protegat ille tuumque genus gregorie presul.

    7. In the first hand.
    f.92 Petri damiani humilis monachi liber qui appellatur. Dominus uobiscum. Domino leoni amore superne libertatis incluso petrus peccator monachus quicquid seruus et filius (P.L. CXLV.231)
    Non ignorat sanctitatis uestre prudentia
    -ecclesiastice sacramentum. Finis.

    8. In the hand of no 5.
    f.108b Passio S. Mauricii uersifice (P.L. CLXXI.1625)
    Cum superare parat gallos quos conglomerarat.
    ...
    Omnes electi dominum prece cogite flecti.
    AMHN.

    9. f.112 In another hand. Title in red capitals
    Inc. questiones lxvi Orosii presb. et totidem responsionum b. Augustini Ep. (P.L. XL.333).
    Licet multi et probatissimi uiri
    -non prodesse.

    10. f.144 Sermo b. Ysidori Ep. de corpore et sanguine Domini (P.L. LXXXIII.12)
    A marginal note (xvii). Homilia est 5 ta Eusebii Emisseni de Pascha Isidoro hic falso ascripta.
    Magnitudo celestium beneficiorum.
    Ends f.149b.

    11. f.149 Sermo b. Ieronimi presb. de nativitate Dei genitricis s. virginis Marie (Hildefonsus: P.L. XCVI. 267)
    Celebritas hodierne.
    Ends f.151a: verso blank.

    12. f.152 Inc. liber b. Augustini Ep. et doctoris eximii de agone Christiano (P.L. XL.289)
    Corona victorie non promittitur.
    Ends f.173a: coronam uictorie mereamur.
    Aur. Aug. lib. de agone christiano expl.
    f.173b blank.

 
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