Boethius, Philosophiae consolatio
The title and beginning of text are in red, green and black capitals
Thirteen fragments of leaves belong to Liber I. There are many gaps
The first book has contemporary marginal and interlinear glosses in Latin. The marginal
glosses have Greek letters referring to their places in the text.
Liber II begins with f. 14r and has no gap
The glosses continue into book II: at f. 25v they cease
With the third book begins an Anglo-Saxon gloss in a very pretty
and delicate hand: another coarser hand sometimes
occurs. The first words are
Iam [eallinga] cantum [sang] illa [ƿeg] finiuerat [geendude] ...
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This gloss continues to f. 53r (line 1)
Throughout the book the order of words, especially in the poems, is indicated by
(Anglo-Saxon) letters written above the words: but very few if any further glosses
Explicit liber quintus feliciter amen
On this page are some later pencil notes (xiii?)
in which sums of money are mentioned: very faint
On f. 123v besides scribbles and probationes pennae is the name Rodbertus (xi, xii)
The Anglo-Saxon gloss is mentioned by Wanley p.
Bright, American Journal of Philology, V 488,
gives an account of the glosses from information supplied by Professor
Skeat, and some specimens