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Boethius, Philosophiae consolatio(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Codicology:Vellum fragments mounted on paper(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) , 265 x 210 mm(Content authored by Corpus Christi College), ff. 123, originally 18 lines to a page. The original size of the leaves must have been about 11 x 8. The largest fragments now measure about 9 x 6. The top edge of some leaves survives in part; the rest have been entirely eaten away by rats and much of the text is gone. It has been in quires of eight leaves. The manuscript may be of cent. xi (x-xi Bradshaw), in two very clear hands.
Provenance:Given by Daniel Rogers.
Provenance:To me the book has very much the appearance of a Canterbury production.
Additions: The manuscript was rebound and the mutilated leaves inlaid, in proper order, in 1911.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Foliation: ff. i-vi + 1-123 + vii-xv(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Language: Latin, Greek and Old English.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Boethius, Philosophiae consolatio (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
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
Liber III
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] ... [ a ]
Cameron C9 (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
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 occur
Liber IV
Liber V
cuncta cernentis
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. 151
Bright, American Journal of Philology, V 488, gives an account of the glosses from information supplied by Professor Skeat, and some specimens