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183
Bede the Venerable, Two Lives of St Cuthbert with Regnal Lists, etc.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Bedae Vita Cuthberti. Genealogiae etc.
Codicology:Vellum, 295 x 195 mm(Content authored by Corpus Christi College), (11.5 x 7.9 in.), ff. 96, mostly with 26 lines to a page. Cent. ix (Bradshaw), in a very beautiful Anglo-Celtic hand: two scribes are distinguishable.
Collation: A8-I8 (wants 6) K8 L8 (4, 5 are singles) M8 (+ 1).
2 fo.: Incipit prefatio or Scripta erant.
Provenance:f. 1r is blank but for the letter W at top (xvi), possibly indicating that Nicholas Wotton was the donor.
It can hardly be doubted that the book is from Durham Priory, but I cannot identify it with anything in the Catalogi Veteres . See further below.
Provenance:Plummer (Bede, I cxlvii, note) refers to Symeon of Durham (I 211) as saying that in 931 thelstan gave a copy of Bede's lives of Cuthbert to the see, which was then at Chester-le-Street, and adds : “This copy is now in the Library of C. C. C. Cambridge, no. 183.” The words in the charter quoted by Symeon are “unam sancti Cuthberti uitam metrice et prosaice scriptam.” If this interesting identification is correct (as I believe it to be), we must suppose that the picture at the beginning of the book represents thelstan offering the volume to St Cuthbert.
Foliation: ff. i-ii + 1-97 + iii-iv(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Language: Latin and Old English.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Contents
1v-58r
Bede the Venerable, Vita Sancti Cuthberti (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Liber Bedae presbiteri de vita et miraculis S. Cuthberti (Content authored by Nasmith)
On f. 1v is a fine full-page picture. The frame is of yellow, enclosing panels of conventional foliage with birds and a lion, in white on deep-red ground, exceedingly sharp and good.
The ground of the picture is plain. On L. a king in short dark (purple) mantle over lighter tunic, red hose, crown, yellow hair and beard, stands under an arch with tiled dome: he bends over to R. and holds an open book. On R. a church with tiled roof, clerestory and aisles (tiled): rectangular window in W. gable: ornament at the summit of each gable. In front of it (at W. end) stands a nimbed beardless saint, tonsured, in chasuble (red) over alb, holding up his R. hand, a book in L. On the identification of the figures see below.
2r
Rubric:
Incipit prefatio bede presbiteri de uita sancti cuðberhti lindisfarnensis episcopi ad eadfridum episcopum
(P. L. XCIV 575)
2r
Incipit:
Domino sancto ac beatissimo
(capitals, filled in with red and yellow: large initial, principally in red and yellow, with bird's head)
3v
Explicit:
dilectissimi fratres et domini mei. Amen
3v
Rubric:
Explicit prologus libri sequentis deo gratias. fiat
3v
Rubric:
Incipiunt capitule (corr. to a) libri sequentis
(xlvi)
5v
Rubric:
Incipit liber de vita et miraculis sancti cuthberhti lindisfarnensi episcopi
in fine red capitals
6r
Incipit:
Principium nobis scribendi de uita beati cuðberhti
Fine initial: framework in red: panels of acanthus and other patterns in white on yellow
Numerals of chapters are in red, usually placed central, in a line by themselves. Initials of chapters are very prettily done in red, green, and blue, sometimes in single colours: sometimes with heads of beasts. The number xviii is written xiiiiiiii
Cap. xlv ends
56r
Explicit:
misericordia et miseratione coronat. Amen
56r
Rubric:
xlvi. Explicit liber de uita et miraculis sancti cuðberhti lindisfarnensis aecclesie episcopi feliciter. Amen
56r
Rubric:
Item ex libro historiae aecclesiastice gentis anglorum quarto kapitulo uicesimo nono
(Historia Ecclesiastica IV 31 edd.)
56r
Incipit:
Erat in eodem monasterio frater quidam
57r
xlvii (Historia Ecclesiastica IV 32)
57r
Incipit:
Nec silentio praetereundum quod ante triennium
58r
Explicit:
tumoris apparuisset. deo gratias
58v
blank
59r-60r
List of Popes (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Pontificum sedis apostolicae (Content authored by Nasmith)
After Item 1(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) follow lists of the Popes, of the 70 disciples, and of English Bishops and Kings. I give the text of these in full (excepting that of the Popes) and also a collation with the earliest MS. of the lists, Vespasian B. 6 (V). This, though often differing in spelling, agrees with 183 in some of its most curious errors. Note: James' lists appear here. For his comparison with the Vespasian manuscript see the following figures:
(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
59r
Rubric:
Nomina pontificum sedis (apostolice erased)
Column 1
i. Petrus
ii. Linus
to
xxv. Xistus
Column 2
xxvi. Dionisius
to
l. Felix
59v
Column 1
li. Gelasius
to
lxxvi. Martinus
59v
Column 2
lxxvii. Eugenius
...
xcviii. Hadrianus
xcviiii. Leo
c. Stephanus
ci. Pascual
cii. Eugenius
60r
Column 1
ciii. Ualentinus
ciiii. Gregorius
cv. Sergius
cvi. Leo
cvii. Benedictus
cviii. Nicolaus
cviiii. Adrianus
cx. Iohannis
cxi. Marinus
cxii. Adrianus
The numbering is continued, without names, to cxviii.
60r-60v
The Seventy-Two Disciples of Christ (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Septuaginta duorum discipulorum Christi (Content authored by Nasmith)
60r
Column 2
60r
Rubric:
Nomina septuaginta duorum discipulorum Christi
i. Iacobus Iustus
ii. Mathias
iii. Ioseph
iiii. alius Ioseph
v. Marcus euuangelista
vi. barnabas
vii. lucas euuangelista
viii. cleophas
viiii. seneca
x. symeon
xi. lucius
xii. manain
xiii. sostenes
xiiii. caefas
xv. thaddeus
xvi. ermen (qui) et pastor
xvii. andronicus
xviii. Iohannas
xviiii. Amplias
xx. Urbanus
xxi. erodiones
xxii. asyncritis
xxiii. Iasonem
xxiiii. Stephanus prius martir
60v
Column 1
xxv. Philippus
xxvi. Prochorus
xxvii. Nicanor
xxviii. Timon
xxviiii. Parmena
xxx. Aquilas
xxxi. Iudas qui uocabatur barnabas
xxxii. Silas
xxxiii. Siluanus
xxxiiii. Symon cleophe
xxxv. Nason
xxxvi. Agabas
xxxvii. Ananias
xxxviii. Ignatius
xxxviiii. Symon
xl. quirenense
xli. Alexander
xlii. Rufus
xliii. Nathanael
xliiii. Nichodemus
xlv. Cleophas
xlvi. Symon
xlvii. Iudas
xlviii. Iacobus
xlviiii. Symon Coriarius
l. Lucas
60v
Column 2
li. barnabas
lii. Iohannes
liii. barnabas
liiii. Stephanus
lv. chorisius
lvi. milichus
lvii. gaius
lviii. Flegonta
lviiii. Ermen
Hi sunt qui electi fuerunt ab apostolis in ordinem pro quibus(dam) qui recesserunt
lx. appellen probabilis
lxi. dyonisius ariopagita
lxii. penetus
lxiii. Iesus qui dicitur Iustus
lxiiii. Stachin
lxv. Ponplius
lxvi. Aristobolus
lxvii. Stephanus Corinthiensis
lxviii. Erodius
lxviiii. Rufus
lxx. Olymphus
lxxi. Titus
lxxii. Filimonem
61r-61r
Archbishops of Canterbury (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Archiepiscoporum Dorobernensis ecclesiae (Content authored by Nasmith)
61r
Rubric:
Nomina archiepiscoporum dorobernensis ecclesie
61r
i. Agustinus
ii. Laurentius
iii. Mellitus
iiii. Iustus
v. Honorius
vi. Deusdedit
vii. Theodorus
viii. berhtuualdus
viiii. Tatuuinus
x. Noðhelmus
xi. Cuðberhtus
xii. Iaenberhtus
xiii. breguuinus
xiiii. ðelheardus
xv. uulfredus
xvi. feologeldus
xvii. ceolnoðus
xviii. ðelredus
xviiii. plegmundus
xx. ðelhelmus
xxi. Uulfhelmus
xxii. (The number original: the name Odo added in cent. xvi)
xxiii. (The number original: the name Dunstanus added in cent. xvi)
xxiiii. (The number original: the name Athelgarus added in cent. xvi)
xxv. The last original number. The series is continued to no. 70 (Matthew Parker). Dates are added for all the Archbishops in the same hand of cent. xvi
61v-61v
Bishops of Rochester (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Episcoporum Hrofensis ecclesiae (Content authored by Nasmith)
61v
Rubric:
Nomina episcoporum hrofens ecclesie
61v
i. Paulinus
ii. Ithamar
iii. Putta
iiii. Cuuichelm
v. Gebmund
vi. Tobias
vii. Alduulf
viii. Dunn
viiii. Earduulf
x. Deora
xi. Uu rmund
xii. beornmod
The numbering is continued to xviii
61v-61v
Bishops of the East Saxons (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Episcoporum Horientalium Saxonum (Content authored by Nasmith)
61v
Rubric:
Nomina episcoporum horientalium saxonum
61v
i. Mellitus
ii. Cedd
iii. Ercnuuald
iiii. Uualdhere
v. Inguuald
vi. Ecguulf
vii. Sighæh
viii. Eadberht
viiii. Eadgar
x. Coenuualh
xi. Eadbald
xii. Haðoberht
xiii. Osmund
xiiii. Æþelnoð
xv. Ceolberht
The numbering is continued to xviii
62r-62r
Bishops of the South Saxons (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Episcoporum Australium Saxonum (Content authored by Nasmith)
62r
Rubric:
Nomina episcoporum australium saxonum
62r
i. Eadberht
ii. Eolla
iii. Sicgga
iiii. Aluberht
v. Osa
vi. Gislhere
vii. Tota
viii. Ƿiohthun
viiii. æþeluulf
x. Cynred
xi. Guðheard
The numbering is continued to xviii
62r-62v
Bishops of the West Saxons and Winchester (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Episcoporum Occidentalium Saxonum et Wentanae civitatis (Content authored by Nasmith)
62r
Rubric:
Nomina episcoporum occidentalium saxonum
62r
i. birinus fuit episcopus qui cum consilio honorii pape venerat brittaniam
ii. Agilberht
iii. Ƿine
iiii. leutherius
v. hædde
deinde in duas parrochias diuisus est. altera uuenta cenorum ecclesie altera scireburnensis ecclesie
62r
Rubric:
uuentane ciuitatis episcopi
62r
vi. Danihel
vii. Hunfrið
viii. Cynheard
viiii. Æþelheard
x. Ecgbald
xi. dudd
xii. Cynebryht
xiii. Alhmund
xiiii. Ƿigþegn
xv. Hereferð
xvi. Eadhun
xvii. Helmstan
62v
xviii. Sƿiðhun
xviiii.
xx. Deneƿulf
xxi. Friþestan
xxii. Ælfheah
xxiii.
xxiiii. Deinde uuintoni
xxv. ensis ecclesia in duas
xxvi. parrochias
xxvii. diuisa est tempore
xxviii. Friþestani. unam tenu
xxviiii. it Friðestan. et alteram
xxx. Æþelstan. postea. Oda
62v-62v
Bishops of Sherborne (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Episcoporum Scireburnensis ecclesiae (Content authored by Nasmith)
62v
Rubric:
Scireburnensis ecclesie episcopi
62v
i. Adhelm
ii. Forðhere
iii. Hereuuald
iiii. Æðelmod
v. Denefrið
vi. Ƿigbriht
vii. [E]alhstan1
viii. heahmund
viiii. æþelheah
x. Ƿulfsige
xi. asser
xii. æðelƿeard
deinde in tres parrochias diuisa est. ƿillensis ecclesie et cridiensi(s) ecclesie
62v
Rubric:
Scireburnensis ecclesie
62v
xiii. ƿærstan
xiiii. æþelbald
xv. Sigelm
xvi. ælfred
62v-62v
Bishops of Wells (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Episcoporum Wellensis ecclesiae (Content authored by Nasmith)
62v
Rubric:
Uuillensis ecclesie
62v
i. æƿelmus
ii. uulfhelmus
iii. ælfheah
62v-62v
Bishops of Crediton (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Episcoporum Cridiensis ecclesiae (Content authored by Nasmith)
62v
Rubric:
Cridiensis aecclesie
62v
i. Eaduulf
(ii). æþelgar
62v-63r
Bishops of the Hwicce after Seaxƿulf (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Hwicciorum post Seaxwulfum (Content authored by Nasmith)
62v
Rubric:
Nomina episcoporum huuicciorum post seaxƿulfum
62v
i. bosel
ii. oftfor
iii. Ecgƿine
iiii. ƿilfrid
v. milred
vi. ƿærmund
63r
vii. tilhere
viii. heaðored
viiii. denebriht
x. heaberht
The numbering goes on to xv
63r-63v
Bishops of the Mercians (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Episcoporum provinciae Merciorum (Content authored by Nasmith)
63r
Rubric:
Nomina episcoporum prouinciae merciorum
63r
Incipit:
Primus in prouintia merciorum et lindisfarorum ac mediterraneorum anglorum episcopus
63r
i. Diuina
ii. Cella hambo de scotia
iii. Trumhere de natione anglorum
iiii. Gearomon
v. Ceadda
vi. Vuynfrið
vii. Seaxuulf
Postea uero in .v. parrochias diuiditur. post seaxuulfum prouinciae merciorum duos episcopos habuit. headdan et uuilfriðum. postea uuilfriðus eiectus. et headda prefatus regebat ambas parrochias. deinde alduuine quiet uuor nominabatur. Iterum diuisa est in duas parrochias
i. Torhthelm
ii. Eadberht
63v
iii. unƿona
iiii. Ƿerenberht
v. ræðhún
vi. aldred
vii. ciolred
i. hƿita
ii. hæmele
iii. cuðfrið
iiii. berhthun
v. hygeberht
vi. alduulf
vii. hereƿine
viii. æþeluuald
viiii. humberht
x. cyneferð
63v-63v
Bishops of Hereford (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
63v
Rubric:
Nomina episcoporum uuestor elih' post seaxuulfum
63v
i. Putta
ii. Tyrhthelm
iii. Torhthere
iiii. Ƿalhstod
v. Cuðberht
vi. Podda
vii. Acca
viii. headda
viiii. Aldberht
x. esne
xi. Ceolmund
xiii. Utel
xiii. Uulfheard
xiiii. beonna
xv. eadƿulf
xvi. cuðƿulf
xvii.
63v-63v
Bishops of Lindsey (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
63v
Rubric:
Nomina episcoporum lindisfarorum post seaxulfum
63v
i. eadhæð
ii. æþelƿine
iii. eadgar
iiii. cynebert
v. aloƿioh
vi. aldƿulf
vii. ceolƿulf
viii. eadƿulf
viiii. beorhtred
The numbering is continued to xvii, ending in col. 3
63v-63v
Bishops of the East Anglians (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
63v
Rubric:
Nomina episcoporum orientalium Anglorum
63v
i. Felix
ii. Thomas
iii. berhtgisl
iiii. bisi
Postea in duas parrochias diuiditur
i. beadeƿine
ii. noðberht
iii. heaðolác
iiii. æþelfrið
v. eanfrið
vi. æþelƿulf
vii. alhheard
viii. Sibba
viiii. Húnferð
x. Húnberht
xi.
xii.
64r-64r
Bishops of Dunwich (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
64r
i. Aecce
ii. Aescuulf
iii. eardred
iiii. cuðƿine
v. aldberht
vi. ecglaf
vii. heardred
viii. ælfhún
viiii. Tidfrið
x. Ƿærmund
xi. Ƿillred
64r-64r
Archbishops of York (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Archiepiscoporum Eboracensium (Content authored by Nasmith)
64r
Rubric:
Nomina episcoporum gentis norþanhymbrorum
64r
Incipit:
Primus paulinus a iusto archiepiscopus ordinatus ii æþan iii Fines iiii colman v. tuda. Post ea in duas parrochias diuiditur. Cædda eboracensi ecclesie ordinatum. uuilfrið hagstaldensie ordinatur depositoque uuilfriðo a rege Ecgfriðo eata pro eo ordinatur episcopum hagstaldensie pro ceddan bosa eboraci defuncto eatan iohannis pro eo ordinatur post longum uero exilium uuilfrið iterum in episcopatu hagstaldensie. receptus est et idem iohan defuncto bosan eboraci substitutus
64r
Rubric:
Eboracens ecclesiae
64r
i. Uuilfrið
ii. Ecgberht
iii. Coena
iiii. Eanbald
v. Eanbald
vi. Uulfsige
vii. Ƿigmund
64v-64v
Bishops of Hexham (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
64v
Rubric:
Nomina episcoporum hagustaldensis ecclesiae
64v
i. Acca
ii. Frioþeberht
iii. Alhmund
iiii. Tilberht
v. æþilberht
vi. heardred
vii. eanberht
viii.
viiii.
x.
xi.
64v-64v
Bishops of Lindisfarne (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
64v
Rubric:
Nomina episcoporum lindesfarnensis insule
64v
i. æðan
ii. Fines
iii. Colman
iiii. Eata
v. Cuðberht
vi. Eadberht
vii. Eadfrið
viii. Oiðilƿald
viiii. Cyneƿulf
x. hygebald
xi. Ecgberht
64v-64v
Bishops of Whithorn (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
64v
Rubric:
Nomina episcoporum ecclesie, quae dicitur casa Candida
64v
i. Pehthelm
ii. Frioþouuald
iii. Pehtƿine
iiii. Æþelberht
v. beadƿulf
65r-65v
Genealogies of Northumbrian kings (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Genealogiae regum Brittanniae regnantium in diversis locis (Content authored by Nasmith)
65r
Rubric:
Haec sunt genelogie per partes brittanie regum regnantium per diversa loca
65r
Rubric:
Norðhymbrorum
65r
Eadƿine ælling
ælle yffing
yffe uuscfreaing
uuscfrea uuilgisling
uuilgils uuestorƿaling
uuestorualcna soemling
soemel sæfuguling
sæfugel sæbalding
sæbald siggeoting
siggeot suebdæging
suebdæg siggaring
siggar uuægdæging
uuegdæg uuodening
uuoden frealafing
65r
Rubric:
Item norþahymbrorum
65r
ecgfrið osƿeoing
osƿio æðelfriðing
aeþelfrið aeþelricing
aeðelric iding
ida eopping
eoppa oesing
oesa æþelberhting
aeðelberht angengeoting
angengiot alusing
alusa ingebranding
ingebrand ƿægbranding
ƿgbrand beornicing
beornic bældæging
bældæg ƿodning
ƿoden frealafing
65v
Rubric:
Item norþanhymbrorum
65v
Ceolƿulf Cuþƿining
Cuþƿine Leodƿalding
leodƿald eadhelming
ecgƿald ocgting
eadhelm iding
ocg eating
eadberht leodƿalding
eata
65v
Rubric:
Item norðanhymbrorum
65v
Alhred Eanƿining
Eanƿine byrnhoming
byrnhom bofing
bofa blæcmoning
blæcmon eadricing
eadric iding
65v-65v
Lengths of reigns of Northumbrian kings (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
65v
Ida regnauit xi. annos
Glappa i.
Addaviii.
æþelric vii.
ðeodric vii.
Frioþoƿald vii.
hussa vii.
æþelfrið xxvii.
eadƿine xvii. x paganus 7 vii christianus
ósƿald viiii.
ósƿio xxviii.
ecgfrið xv.
aldfrið xx.
ósred xi.
coenred ii.
ósric xi.
ceolƿulf viii.
Eadberht xxi.
ósƿulf i.
æþilƿald vi.
alhred viiii.
æþilred iiii.
ælfƿald x.
ósred .i. Item æþilred vii
66r-66r
Lengths of reigns of Mercian kings (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
66r
Penda regnavit annos xxi.
Peada i.
ƿulfhere xvii.
æþelred xxviiii.
Coenred v.
Ceolred vii.
æþelbald xli.
offa xxxviiii.
ecgfrið cxli. dies.
coenƿulf
ceolƿulf
beornƿulf
ludeca
ƿiglaf
beorhtƿulf
66r-66r
Genealogy of Mercian kings (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
66r
Rubric:
Item merciorum
66r
æðelbald alƿing
alhƿih eoƿing
eoƿa Pybbing
66r-66v
Genealogy of Mercian kings (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
66r
Rubric:
Merciorum
66r
æðelred Pending
Penda Pybbing
Pybba Creoding
Creoda Cyneƿalding
Cyneƿald Cnebbing
Cnebba Icling
Icel eomæring
eomær angengeoting
angengiot offing
offa ƿærmunding
ƿærmund ƿihtlæging
ƿihtlæg ƿioþolgeoting
ƿeoþolgiot ƿodning
ƿoden frealafing
66r
Rubric:
Item merciorum
66r
ecgfriþ offing
offa þingferþing
þingferþ eanƿulfing
eanƿulf ósmoding
ósmod eoƿing
eoƿa Pybbing
66r
Rubric:
Item merciorum
66r
Coenƿulf cuþbrihting
Cuðbriht bassing
bassa ceonreoƿing
66v
Cynreoƿ Centƿining
Centƿine Cuþƿaling
Cuþƿalh Cenƿaling
Cenƿalh Pybbing
66v-66v
Kings of Lindsey (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
66v
Rubric:
lindisfearna
66v
Aldfriþ eating
eata eanferþing
Eanferþ bisceoping
beoscep beding
beda bubbing
bubba cædbæding
cædbed cƿedgilsing
cƿedgils cretting
cretta ƿinting
ƿinta ƿodning
ƿoden frealafing
frealaf frioþoƿulsing (so)
freoþoƿulf finning(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
finn(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) godƿulfing
godƿulf geating
66v-66v
Kings of Kent (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
66v
Rubric:
Cantƿariorum
66v
þelbriht ƿihtreding
ƿihtred ecgberhting
ecgberht erconberhting
erconberht eadbalding
eadbald æþelberhting
66v
(col. 2)
66v
æþelberht eormenricing
eormenric oesing
oese ocging
ocga hengesting
hengest ƿitting
ƿitta ƿihtgisling
ƿihtgisl ƿægdæging
ƿægdæg ƿodning
ƿoden frealafing
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Kings of the East Angles (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
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Rubric:
easter engla
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lfƿald aldƿulfing
aldƿulf æþelricing
æþelric ening
eni Tyttling
tyttla ƿuffing
ƿuffa ƿehhing
ƿehh ƿilhelming
ƿilfhelm hrypping
hryp hroðmunding
hroðmund Trygling
Trygil Tytmaning
Tytman casering
caser ƿodning
ƿoden frealafing
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Kings of the West Saxons (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
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Rubric:
Occidentalium Saxonum
Ine Cenreding
Cenred Ceolƿalding
Ceolƿald Cuþƿulfing
Cuþƿulf Cuþƿining
Cuþƿine Celing
Celin Cynricing
Cynric Creoding
Creoda Cerdicing
Cerdic Alucing
Aluca Giƿising
Giƿis branding
brand bældæging
bældæg ƿodning
ƿoden frealafing
This ends the genealogies
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Notes on the Ages of the World and other subjects (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Immediately upon the last of the genealogies follows a paragraph, partly perhaps taken from the Historia Britonum2 (see Mommsen in MGH. pp. 132, 172), partly from Pliny (N. H. IV 16. 102) or Solinus (22. 10)
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Quando gratianus consul fuit secundo et equitius
quarta. tunc his consulibus saxones a ƿyrtgeorno in
brittannia suscepti sunt. anno ccco xlviiii a passione christi. Britannia insula habet in longitudine dccc milia et in latitudine cc milia et in circuitu habet tria milia
milium et sexcenti
This is followed by a group of paragraphs of a different kind
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Rubric:
de trina Incarnatione Christi
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Dominus noster Iesus Christus ter carnaliter huic mundo ortus est. Prima incarnatio quando in utero sancte marie uirginis conceptus est. viii. kl. Ap. vi. fer. luna uidelicet illo tempore xxvii
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Secunda quando natus est viii. kl. Jan. iii fer. luna eo tempore xvii. regnante cesare augusto. no. octauianus ut sacra testatur ueritas euangelica. Tertia resurrectio quando excitatus catulus surrexit vi. kl. Apr. die dominico. luna ipso tempore xvi. secundum legem moysi .xiiii. die lune passus. regnante tiberio cesare
Rubric:
de annis domini
Sunt ergo anni domini nostri Iesu Christi in corpore conuersantes .xxxii. et menses .iii. hoc est dierum .xi. milia. dcclxx. ex qua autem die baptizatus est dominus usque in diem passionis sue, recepti sunt dies iuxta seriem mensium .dcccxx
Prima aetas ab adam usque ad noe ann .ii. ccxlii etc.
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Ending
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Explicit:
ab origine mundi usque in aduentum domini anni .v. milia cxcviiii
After this point a good deal of the matter is found, in a different order, in Vesp. B. VI (V)
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Incipit:
Prima aetas infantia vii annis. Secunda pueritia xiiii
Explicit:
senium nullo certo annorum numero finitur
(V, f. 107r)
Ossa hominis sunt numero .cc.xviiii. Numerus uenarum .ccclxv.
Dentium numerus in perfecta aetate .xxxii.
(V, f. 106v, line 1)
Christianus historicus dicit longitudinem mundi esse .xii. milium (milia V) latitudo (+ uero V) vi. miliarum
(V, f. 106v)
Longitudo templi (+ habens V) .lx. cubitos in longitudine et .xxx. cubitos in latitudine et .xxx. cubitos in altitudine
Tabernaculum habens longitudinis cubitos .xxx. latitudinis .x. altitudinis aeque .x.
Longitudo ecclesie sancti petri .lx. passus. latitudo xl passus (latitudine (o) cubitos .xl. passus V). passus .v. pedes sunt .ccxx. columnis sustentatur. scala sancti petri gressibus .xlii.bus ascen/69r/dens. Altitudo turris v. milia .clxxiiii. passus .i. xl. v. dccc. lxxx. pedum
De arca noe .ccc. cubitorum in longitudine in latitudine l. cubitorum in altitudine xxx cubitorum
De nouo et uetere canone libri sunt .lxxii. sicque et linguarum numero aeque et discipulorum christi sine numero (numerus V) .xii. apostolorum (V, f. 106v-107r, l. 1)
Hic est numerus in psalterio uersu. In prima quinquaginta dccxc. In secundo dcclxxui. In tertio dccclii. Id est duo milia. cccclii
In .i. miliario perticarum .cccclxxx. pedum .v. milia .dcclx. pedum on furlonge .cccclxxx
(V, f. 106v, ll. 4-6)
Duo grana ordei. digiti unius transuersio est. sedecim digiti transuersi pedem efficiunt. duo uero pedes et dimidium faciunt gressum. duo autem (the sign
for autem is used both here and in V) gressus passum implent. Passus quoque .cxx. stadium est. Et viii stadia mille passus efficiunt. xii pedes perticam faciunt. xii pertice arripinam faciunt. xii arripine (-ae V) uigem (sic, and in V) faciunt
(V, f. 107r)
In principio creauit deus caelum et terram mare et omnia. que in eis sunt simul. Prima die lucem .ii. firmamentum .iii. herbas et ligna pomifera .iiii. solem et lunam et stellas et omnia sidera
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Ending
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Explicit:
et sanctificauit ilium, quia in ipso requieuit ab omni opere suo quod creauit
(Not in V)
This group of paragraphs, from De trina incarnatione, occurs again in MS 320, ff. 95-100. Some of the matter is also found in Julius A. 2 in Anglo-Saxon, printed by Napier, Anglia, XI, 1.
Christianus Historicus I believe to be Cosmas Indicopleustes. The dimensions of the earth according to him agree with those given above. He conceives of it as oblong in form, and compares it with the tabernacle and the ark. I connect the citation of him here with a letter of Koaena archbishop of York to Lullus of Mainz, in which certain “libri cosmografiorum” are mentioned. (Jaffe, Monumenta Moguntina, p. 291.) See Mr E. O. Winstedt's Cosmas Indicopleustes, Cambridge, 1909, p. ix
2.
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Bede the Venerable, Vita Sancti Cuthberti metrica, with glossary(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Liber de miraculis sancti Cuthberti episcopi, versu (Content authored by Nasmith)
Next follows a list of the difficult words that occur in the metrical Life of St Cuthbert, with their interpretations. About one-third are in Anglo-Saxon
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Rubric:
Haec sunt quae in libello sequenti caraxata sunt atque archana
Tetricas obscuritates
...
Chalubum est de qua optimum ferrum uenit
Cameron D5 (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
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Rubric:
Incipit epistola bede presbiter ad iohannem presbiterum
(XCIV 575)
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Incipit:
Domino in domino dominorum dilectissimo
Explicit:
intercedere memineris
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Rubric:
Incipit liber de miraculis Sancti Cudberhti episcopi
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Incipit:
Multa suis dominus fulgescere lumina saeclis
Initials after the first are plain capitals filled with colour
Ends
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Explicit:
Vita manens castis lumenque salusque per aeuum
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Rubric:
baede famuli Christi et presbiteri. Explicit liber de uirtutibus Sancti Cudberhti lindisfarnensis aecclesie episcopi deo gratias. Amen
3.
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Mass and Office of St Cuthbert (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Missa et officium S. Cuthberti (Content authored by Nasmith)
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Rubric:
Incipit hymnus Sancti Cudberhti episcopi
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Incipit:
Magnus miles mirabilis
...
Gloria patri ingenito. gloria unigenito
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Rubric:
Missa Sancti Cudberhti xiii kal. Aprilis siue II. non. septembris quod est translatio eius
With marginal additions, noted (of cent. xi ?), to the Preface
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Rubric:
In uigilia Sancti Cudberhti ad uesperos
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Ending with Antiphons in matutinis laudibus
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blank
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in three hands
(a)
with neumes: sequence for St Cuthbert: in a fine hand (x?)
Incipit:
Hodiernus sacratior uenerandus in orbe dies preclarus ubique
Explicit:
Hoc nobis cunctipotens tribuat clementiam domine
(b)
a list of vessels etc. in Anglo-Saxon (x-xi?)
Tea . calices 7 sex . disces . 7 . tƿoegentig bleod
. 7 . feoƿer steapas . 7 . an bælt. 7 an hana 7
ðrea . condel. stafas . 7 . fif. tene . cuppa . 7 . fiftene bleda 7 nion leoda 7 an cetel . 7 fif
calices . 7 feaƿer . discas . 7 sex tene . hornas . gerinade . 7 ðrea . un . rinade
Cameron B16.8.4 (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
This list coincides to a slight extent only with the list of presents made to St Cuthbert's church by Aethelstan in 931: see above
(c)
One line erased, beginning with a W
(d)
Walchear b. 7 eal sce cuðberhtes hyred sealdan ealdgyðe þat land æt ðornhlaƿa
to þyse male þat is þus þat gyf heo hit forlæteð beo hit æt deadum oððe æt cƿicum
sƿa sƿa hyre þearfe sy . þat mala is viii exen 7 xii cyg. 7 iiii menn. 7 eac hélænde hyre þat land æt ƿinde gatum ealle ða hƿile þe hyre þearf byð
Cameron B16.8.2 (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
1  E added
2  The attribution of any part of this paragraph to the Historia Britonum is contested by Mr H. Munro Chadwick, who says in a note to me: “I doubt the borrowing of the note Quando Gratianus etc. from the H. Br., partly on account of the form Wyrtgeorno, and still more because of quarta, which apparently does not occur in any text of the H. Br. As H. Br. in 57 65 has clearly used a text related to 183 (containing (1) genealogies (2) lists of kings) there is some reason for thinking that the borrowing may have been the other way. Again, the gist of the whole passage Britannia sexcenti is in Bede H. E. 11, whereas the latter part (circuitus) does not occur in H. Br., or (so far as I know) in any Celtic writer.”