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O.2.30


  • Shelfmark: O.2.30
  • Manuscript Title: ISIDORE.VITA S. DUNSTANI.REGULA S. BENEDICTI.
  • James Number: 1134  
  • Date: I. Cent. xi, xii. II. Cent. xii, early. III. Cent. ix.
  • Physical Description: Three volumes. I. 30 lines to a page-in a very good hand. Title in red rustic capitals. II. 28 lines to a page: writing not unlike the Canterbury type. III. In a beautiful round hand of rather Celtic appearance, 29 lines to a page. Headings in fine uncials, red and black.
  • Provenance: At the top of f.1 in a large neat hand of cent. xvi early(?) is Liber beate Marie Ouerey. [The Rule and an unrelated mss from Southwark were lot 45 in the John Humphry of Rothwell sale, 4 Dec 1682 Ker (1957)]
  • Religious House:   Southwark, Surrey, Augustinian Priory
  • Donor: Part of the Gale collection, given to T.C.C. by Roger Gale in 1738. K. 11. No. 381.
  • Size (cms): 22.5 x 15.5
  • Support: Vellum
  • Language: Latin; Old English
  • Century: Multiple; 11th century; 12th century; 9th century
  • Folio: 178 ff.
  • Collation:  one flyleaf 18-38 412 (two canc.) 58-88 96 | 1012-1212 l314 (two canc.) 1410 (1 canc.) | 158-198 204 (3 canc.) | 6 blank flyleaves.
  • I. 1. f.1 Inc. liber Isidori a semetipso ad semetipsum
    (Aug. de unitate S. Trinitatis. P.L. XLII.1207.)
    Cum me peruigil cura.
    2. f.4 Inc. liber differentiarum Isidori yspalensis. (P.L. LXXXIII.69)
    Inter deum et dominum quid interest.
    On f.9b is an excerpt from Etymol. vi.16.5. De Sinodis quattuor.
    Ends f.17: atque exemplum humilitatis christi.
    Expl. lib. S. Ysidori.
    3. f.17 Inc. Isidorus de diuersitate aquarum Yspalensis episcopi.
    (Etymol. XIII.13. P.L. LXXXII.482)
    Aquarum nature diuersitas multa est
    -calore certata. excandescit.
    f.18 De Ventis
    Ventus est aer commotus
    -quem diximus auram.
    Dialogue form follows
    f.19 INT. Vnde fulmina fiunt. R [with bar through leg]. Ex uento etc.
    It is chiefly concerned with portents and monsters.
    Ends f.21: media asini esse dicatur.
    f.21 Sex sunt in isto genere differentie que commerate animaduerti facillime possunt. Reddere bona pro malis etc.
    -posterius propinquum malis.
    f.21 INT. quibus ordinibus uetus testamentum apud hebreos distinguitur etc.
    f.23 INT. quid sunt genera prophetie
    d.23b De Missa. (Etym. VI.9.4: l.c. 252)
    Ending: victime uero sacricia.
    Expl. liber Isidori Ispalensis Episcopi.
    4. f.24 Isidori ad Florentinam libri II. (P.L. LXXXIII.449)
    Inc. capitula libri huius (lx).
    f.25 Inc. prefatio
    Sancte sorori florentine.
    f.50 Liber II. Capitula
    f.50b Text
    Ends: in quibus habitat in eternum (f.72b).

    II. Vita S. Dunstani per Osbernum.
    f.73 Inc. prologus in uitam sancti dunstani archipresulis et confessoris
    Quia deum in sanctis suis mirabilem.
    Ed. Stubbs. Memorials of St Dunstan. Rolls Series, p.162.
    Prologue ends: in mente non sedet.
    Expl. prol.
    Inc. uita b. dunstani archiepiscopi et confessoris xiiii.
    K. iunii.
    f.74b Beatus ergo dunstanus
    Ends f.128: regnas et gloriaris deus per infinita sec. sec. Amen.
    f.128b is blank.

    III. On the recto of f.129 (i) is an erased inscription in three lines.
    Two lines in red
    Asculta fili retinendo mente senili
    Iugiter asculta ύ retine bona ύ desere stulta.
    An unfinished drawing (xi).
    In C. an ecclesiastic in chasuble blessing.
    On L. a figure looking R. and holding a cross-staff with a spike at the lower end. Traces of a figure on R.
    On the verso, in three columns,
    HEC SVNT PECCATA Que HOMINEM COINQVINANT.
    Homicidium.
    Periurium. In manu episcopi presbiteri diaconi uel in cruce.
    Furtum.
    Sacrilegium etc.
    Ending
    Si decimas non dederit preceptum domini non custodierit et mandata eius non seruauerit.
    On f.130
    Qui leni iugo christi colla submittere cupis . regule sponte dei mentem dulcia ut capias mella.
    Hic testamenti ueteris. nouique cuncta doctrina. Hic ordo diuinus ύ hicque castissima uita. hocque benedictus pater constituit sacrum uolumen: hecque mandauit suis seruare alumnis. Simplicius christique minister magistri latens opus propagauit in omnes. Vna tamen merces. utrisque manet in aeternum.
    Glosae eiusdem (red capitals).
    Lent placido nitido etc.
    Title in red capitals.
    In nomine domini. Inc. Regula patris eximii Beatissimi Benedicti id est sequentis operis.
    f.130 Praefatio
    Ausculta o fili
    -esse consortes.
    f.131b Glosae eiusdem
    After which. Expl. prologus.
    f.132 Inc. Capitula
    i. de generibus uel uita monachorum.
    lxxiii. De eo quod non omnis iustitie obseruatio in hac sit regula constituta.
    Expl. capitula.
    1. f.133b De generibus Monachorum
    Monachorum quattuor esse genera manifestum est.
    Each chapter is followed by its Glosae, as above. There are also interlinear glosses in other hands. On f.131 there are a few in Anglo-Saxon.
    On the lower margin of f.152a is an erased inscription in large letters.
    clxxiii. ends on f.168b
    -dec protegente peruenies.
    Glosses end: Culmina altitude uel summitas.
    Then follow in another hand, a more 'dispersed' round minuscule,
    Sermons (in alphabetical order), title written in the margin and partly cut off.
    f.168b (Scri)pta legat et impleat qui cupit uiuere
    Audite fratres qui hic propter amorem christi et honorem dei congregati estis
    -ad uitam perducat aeternam. Amen.
    f.169b Benedicat nos deus deus noster
    -qui uiuit et regnat in secula. Amen.
    f.170b Clamat dominus per prophetam et nos sacerdotes ammonet dicens. Clama ne cesses
    -quod ipse prestare dignetur. Amen.
    f.172 Dominus et saluator noster uolens nos docere
    Ends imperfectly on f.172b
    Nonne anima plus et melior est quam corpus . et anima corporis.
    Six blank leaves follow.

    [ff.129-172 Fifteen glosses to the Rule of St Benedict Cited in Morgan, N. and Panayatova (2013)]
 
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