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Scotichronicon (Volume 2)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Scotichronicon
Codicology:Paper, 290 x 206 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. 151-371(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Language: Latin, Middle English and Anglo-Norman.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Contents
1.
151r-371v
Scotichronicon (Volume 2) (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
153v
Liber VIII, capitula
155r
Text
182r
Liber IX, capitula
183r
Text
205r
(204r)
Liber X, capitula
206r
(205r)
Text
On 206r is a half-page drawing. Alexander III beardless crowned, with massive sceptre, seated between two men, one of whom holds a sword upright: green cross on a base on R. On L. an old man girt with sword steps forward and says “benach de re albane alex mak alex” . Reproduced Nat. MSS. of Scotland II 84
225r
Liber XI, capitula
226r
Text
225v
Drawing of the funeral of Alexander III, almost without colour. Four men bear the coffin, which has coped lid and white pall with yellow cross, to R. six clerks in copes walking in pairs follow. This is a particularly fine picture. Reproduced Nat. MSS. of Scotland II 85
239r
blank
Chapters 32, 33 seem to be wanting
253r
Liber XII, capitula
254r
Text
265r
a full-page drawing of the battle of Bannockburn. At the top is a castle on a hill, and houses at the foot. Two powerful warriors on horseback are fighting in front. The drawing is animated and clever. Reproduced in Nat. MSS. of Scotland II 86
271r
Liber Xlll, capitula
272r
Text
292v
Liber XIV, capitula
293v
Text
318r
Liber XV, capitula
319r
Text
336r
Liber XVI, capitula
337r
Text
Ends
353v
Explicit:
ministerio gramatum de se ad posteros transmittemus
Verses in larger hand
353v
Aura sileto ratis mea litus habet . freta gratis
desero . subsisto . sit laus et gloria Christo
Hic opus hoc finit et scribere desinit auctor
quod Scoticronicon iure uocare solet
Continet iste liber actus gestus uenerandos
regum pontificum sic procerum populi
Quinque libros fordon . vndenos auctor arabat
sic tibi clarescit sunt sedecim numero
Ergo pro precibus petimus te lector eorum
(ut) sint regnicole scriptor uterque poli
... Discolus est Christe cui liber non placet iste
353V
Paragraph from Augustinus de doctrina Christiana
353V
Table
Abbas Zelotipia
363R
Colophon
363r
Incipit:
Qui ad honorem dei et profectum legencium
asks for the prayers of the reader and ends with three distichs. The last
363r
Detur autori merces equata la(bori)
Dentur autori post mortem gaudia (cell)
363r
Rubric:
Explicit liber Scotic(roni)con. Deo. gracias
363r
Verses, on numerical equivalents of letters
363r
A caput est numerum quincentum
B dicit numerum quem dicimus
C centum signat numero si po
etc.
363v
In a fine small hand which appears here for the first time
363v
Rubric:
Isidori lib. quinto ethimol. de medicina
Other extracts
363v
Arist. libro de problematibus
Also on the plague
363v
Rubric:
Incipit tractractatus contra pestilenciam
(John of Bordeaux)
363v
Incipit:
(Hic inc.) nobilis tractatus
364r
Explicit:
alterius non timebit
364r
Rubric:
Epistola Sancti Bernardi ad Ramundum militem de cura et modo rei familiaris
364r
Incipit:
Gracioso et felici militi
(P. L. CLXXXII 647)
364v
Explicit:
perducat sua dampnabilis senectus
365r-369v blank
368v
A very badly written note in French about the East. Sardenay, Nazareth are mentioned (12 lines)
a longer note in the same hand on f. 370r, headed
370r
Item ad eundem de Roma
Beginning
370r
de Rome en grece premierement ... / de cicile puille etc.
On the upper part of this page is a paragraph in the hand of the main text
370r
Notandum quod comes orchadie solet antiquitus esse comes Katanesie ... / fuit Rollandus fundator et dotator ecclesie s. magni
Ends
370r
Tercia filia comitis malisii copulatur Gothredo sper qui genu ... / mortuum sine herede de se genito
370v
A pedigree of Kings of France and England, the last of whom is Henry V
Also a damaged note in red
370v
>Ao mo ccccxlix in vigilia natiuitatis domini obiit dus Walterus / B(ow)makar abbas insule sancti / (Colum)be qui scripsit hunc librum
This is preceded by a note in black in the same hand
370v
Ultimo die Octobr. Ao cxliiij iiijto obiit / dus Andreas de Kirkaldi abbas / de Dunf(ermline) et in die sancti bricii electus / est ric ... sacrista. Ao / cto obiit / dus Wus broun magister in theologia / monachus de dunf. in festo s. calixti
371r
English verses on the Nine Worthies
371r
Incipit:
Hectour of troy throu hard feichtinge in half thrid ȝere slew xix ...
The worthies are
Hector Alexander Julius Cesar
Josue David Judas machabeus
Arthur Charlez of france Godfrey bolȝon
ending with
371r
Explicit:
Robert ye brois throu hard feichting wt few vencust ye mti (miȝti ?) kyng / of Ingland Edward twyse in fit at occupide his realme but rit / at sumtyme was set so hard at had not sex til him toward
371r
Yhe gude men at yir bulletis redis
Deme ȝe qwha dochtiast was in dedis
A note on the Stewarts
371r
Notandum quod barbarius ponit ... stewartis venisse de wallia et originem habuisse / de fleance etc.
371r
A faint note on Walter Bowart follows
371v
Latin proverbial verses a good deal mutilated, and some quotations from the Revelations of St Birgitta of Sweden