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Scotichronicon (Volume 1)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Scotichronicon
Codicology:Paper, 292 x 203 mm(Content authored by Corpus Christi College), (11.5 x 8 in.), ff. 20 + 371, 46 lines to a page. Cent. xv, in a rather pointed hand.
Collation: a20 (the first six fragmentary: also 17 and 19), 120 220 322-722 820-1320 1422 1520-1820 (wants 20).
Much eaten by mice, as is noted by T. James.
Provenance:Formerly belonged to the Abbey of Inchcolm: see later
Research:This MS. is numbered 3 in Skene's edition of Fordun (1871), p. xvi.
Facsimiles of four of the pictures in it are given in National Manuscripts of Scotland II lxxxiii-lxxxvi.
The whole of the Scotichronicon (Fordun with Bowmakar's continuation) was edited by W. Goodall in 1759.
A good deal of the extraneous matter occurs in the Royal 13 E. 10 (Black Book of Paisley): including most of the genealogical matter, lists of Popes and Emperors, Provinciale, the tracts of John of Bordeaux and St Bernard, the memorial verses and the extracts from St Birgitta's Revelations.
Foliation: ff. i-xx + 1-150(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Language: Latin and Middle English.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Contents
0.
iv-xxv
Chronologies. Lists of kings, popes and emperors (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
The earlier leaves of the first quire are much mutilated
ir
(1r)
blank
iv
(1v)
Part of inner column left: rhyming lines
iv
Incipit:
amτm corporis ... / ... leuero maxi labo ... / ... ocie volens
attemptar(e) / ... duum opus compilare / etc.
Ends
iv
Explicit:
deficiens vita sibi detur / ... queso quilibet ut sic sit precetur
iv
Rubric:
Sequitur liber qui dicitur Scoticronicon
iv
Distich over coloured drawing of shield of France in lower margin
iv
Incipit:
Inclita progenies dono liliata superno
Sub carolo tu clara vale, sis leta triumphis
iv
In lower margin on L. of the shield is a fragment of a finely executed grisaille drawing, part of a figure of a scribe at a desk remains
iir
(2r)
Most of one column
iir
Anno mo cc xcvito bellum de spot s ...
iir
Incipit:
Sunt tria que miserum fi ...
iir
List of dates of battles
iir
Prophecy in verse begins in larger script
iir
Incipit:
Albion in terris rex primus germine scotus. Jllorum ...
Fergusius fuluo ferchard rugientes in arm ...
etc.
iiv
(2v)
Genealogical table with shield of Scotland impaled with that of Edward Confessor
iiir
(3r)
Heading
iiir
(3r)
Rubric:
lib(er)
iiir
Incipit:
Quoniam huius sequ... / quorum memorie labilitas ... / que inibi scripta sunt
(On the ages of the world)
Ends
iiir
Explicit:
In principio .s. erit corporum resu(rrectio)
iiiv. sqq. in double columns
Verse chronicle continuing to vir (Edward III)
viv
(6v)
Single lines
viv
... infrascripto Scoticronicon libro succinctius perstrinximus / ... verantur.
Genealogiam regis nostri moderni Jacobi secundi
viiv
(7v)
Ends with descent of James II from Adam
viiir
(8r)
List of Popes from Peter to Eugenius IV. Nicholas V is perhaps original. Other hands continue to Julius II
ixr
(9r)
List of Emperors, with prose prologue, to Sigismund, continued by other hands to Maximilian
xv
(10v)
Provinciale, five columns to page
xiiir
(13r)
Tabula monasteriorum Scocie, 3 columns
Ends with houses of nuns
xivr
(14r)
List of vicecomitatus Scocie
xivv-xxv blank
xviir
(17r)
A fragment
xixr
(19r)
A half leaf, on it is written (xv-xvi)
xixr
“I schreu hiȝ hert and al ye harnis in hiȝ heed / yt this lef outschar bot gif it be ane / of ye chanouns of the Inche of saint / Columbe
On verso
xixv
I schreu hiȝ hert and al ye harnis in hiȝ heed / yt tuk out yis half lef gif it weȝ dun in / my keping qd gilbert ye hayes
1.
1r-150v
Scotichronicon (Volume 1) (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Scotichronicon (the History of Fordun with the continuation of Walter Bower or Bowmakar, Abbot of Inchcolm, who died in 1449)
1r
Incipit:
Ne scribam vanum due pia uirgo manum
due manum rege cor uirgo maria precor
1r
Rubric:
Incipit liber I
1r
Incipit:
Debitor sum fateor non necessitate sed caritate compulsus.
... Reddere igitur necesse est quod promisi et ad satisfaci(endum) importunis generosae probitatis militis
1r
Incipit:
Domini Dauid Stewar(t) / de Rossiffe (Rossythe) peticionibus acquieui vidz. ad transcribendum sequens inclitum opus historicum per ven. oratorem d. Johannem ffordon. etc.
Ends
1r
Explicit:
inceptum per se deducere ad perfectum
1r
Rubric:
Explicit prologus
1r
Rubric:
Incipiunt capitula
1v
Capitula (36 or 37)
1v
Rubric:
B. Compilatus incipit liber Scoticronicon. A. per sacre bone memorie Johannem de fforedon
1v
Rubric:
Vsque sextum codicem laus sua conualuit. Hinc ad finem operis alter onus subiit
1v
Acrostic on Fordun's name. Incipiens opus etc., Skene I 3
2r
Rubric:
Prefatiuncula operis
2r
Incipit:
Sicut scribit Euodius ticinensis episcopus. Superflua scribere res iactancie est
2r
Explicit:
et quotquot tedio afifecti lectura eius leticie condonentur
2r
Cap. I
2r
Rubric:
De mundo sensibili etc.
(Skene I 4)
2r
Incipit:
Ex variis quippe veterum
At top in large letters is
4r
Rubric:
Sancti columbe patet emonie liber iste
This is the name of the Abbey of Inchcolm, to which the Donibristle MS. also belonged, Skene I xvi
14r
Liber II, capitula
14v
On lower margin a finely stippled coloured drawing of a shipful of people, mostly armed men: over the principal figure is written gathelos, a woman Scota is in the stern, a sailor is hoisting the sail. Reproduced Nat. MSS. of Scotland II 83
15r
Text
39v
Liber III, capitula
40v
blank
41r
Text
65v
Liber IV, capitula
66v
Text
87v
Liber V, capitula
88v
Text
88r
The lower half has a coloured drawing:
de rege malcolmo kenremor et thano de fiffe. The king is seated, in red robe with vandyked sleeves. The thane, a larger figure in front on L. takes his hand. The scene is an interior
109v
Liber VI, capitula
111r
Text
On f. 110r is an addition
110r
Anno domini mo co vii Eadgarus scotorum rex ... obiit
Followed by
110r
Copia littere manumissionis populi anglorum facta per matildem
117v
A break, at 1067, end of VI 23, and in large letters these lines (Skene I xiii)
117v
Actenus actorem de fordon sume Johannem
Hinc opus auctoris et scriptoris superextat
Abreuiatiue scriptor nonnulla priori
Immiscit parti protractu marginis apte
Intitulata tamen. quos christus protegat amen
118r
continues (De episcopis kilreymonth etc.)
126v
blank
130v
Liber VII, capitula
131v
Text