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Eadmer of Canterbury OSB, Opuscula(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Eadmeri Opuscula
Codicology:Vellum, 226 x 155 mm(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) (9 x 6 in.), ff. 11 + 219, 33 lines to a page. Cent. xi-xii, in an excellent Christ Church hand.
Collation: I8 (1 canc.) II4 || I8-V8 (+1) VI8-XIII8 (+ slip after 2) XIV8-XXIV8 XXV10 XXVI8 XXVII8. On the numbering of the quires (which is incorrect from XVII onwards), and the structure generally, see Rule's Preface to Eadmer's Historia Novorum, pp. lxxix, lxxx.
Provenance:From Christ Church, Canterbury, Ancient Libraries, p.46, no. 257.
Additions:On p. 1 (f. 1r) in the original hand, in capitals: Opuscula Edmeri Cantoris. Gervase of Canterbury, Rolls ed. II 374, alludes to this title, probably, in the words: Legat Edmeri Cantoris opuscula ... qui ... plenius nosse uoluerit.
Additions:Verses (xiv)
a. Anglia terra ferax, etc. (2).
b. Si canis applaudit meretrix hillarem tibi vultum.
Prebeat (4).
c. Scire nichil quondam vicium fuit est modo virtus
nunc nichil est vicium preter habere nichil.
d. Quatuor ecclesias hiis portis itur in omnes
Cesaris aut Simonis sanguinis atque dei,
Prima patet magnis nummosis altera, caris
Tercia sed paucis ianua quarta patet.
Additions:List of contents (p. 1v), printed by Rule, l. c., p. lxxix
Research:The value and interest of this volume are well brought out by Mr Martin Rule in his Preface to the Rolls edition of the Historia Novorum, pp. lxxviii-lxxxiv.
Foliation: ff. i-ii + 1-231 + iii-iv(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Language: Latin.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Contents
1.
2r-2r
Eadmer of Canterbury OSB, Hymn for St Dunstan (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Versus de sancto Dunstano (Content authored by Nasmith)
2r
(3)
Rubric:
Versus de Sancto Dunstano
Not the same hand as the main text
2r
Incipit:
Salue sancta dies
Stubbs, Memorials of S. Dunstan, 424
2v blank
2.
3r-3v
Eadmer of Canterbury OSB, Hymn for St Edward king and martyr (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Hymnus de sancto Edwardo rege et martire (Content authored by Nasmith)
3r
(5)
Rubric:
Ymnus de Sancto Eadwardo Rege et martire
3r
At the top of the page is the music (four-line stave ruled with dry point)
3r
Incipit:
Aue dies prefulgida in qua superna curia congaudet et dignissimam
3.
3v-4r
Nicholas of Worcester OSB, Epistola de matre Sancti Eadwardi martyris (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Epistola Nicolai ad Eadmerum de matre sancti Edwardi (Content authored by Nasmith)
Annotavit Jocelinus, “Hujus epistolae descriptionem improbat antiquior chronographus Osbernus Cantuar. in vita Dunstani.” (Content authored by Nasmith)
3v
(6)
Incipit:
Domno Eadmero suus Nicolaus
3v
Purple initial
Stubbs, l. c., p. 422. Rule, Eadmeri Historia Novorum, p. cxxvi
4.
4r-5r
Nicholas of Worcester OSB, Epistola de primatu sedis Eboracensis in Scotia (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Epistola Nicolai ad Eadmerum sancti Andreae electum quod archiepiscopus Eboracensis nullum habet jus primatus in Scotos (Content authored by Nasmith)
4r
(7)
Incipit:
Electo per dei gratiam in S. Andree cathedram
5.
5v-9r
Eadmer of Canterbury OSB, Epistola ad Glastonienses (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Quale sit quod Glastonienses asserunt se corpus beati Dunstani habere (Content authored by Nasmith)
5v
(10)
Incipit:
Quale sit quod Glastonienses
Stubbs, l. c., p. 412
6.
9v-11v
Letter from the archbishop of York to the pope concerning the bishop of Durham (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Epistola ad summum pontificem contra episcopum Dunelmensem per archiepiscopum Eboracensem (Content authored by Nasmith)
duabus paginis antea vacuis inscripta a Mattheo Parker, ex libro qui dicitur forma componendi epistolas(Content authored by Nasmith)
In Parkerian hand
10r
(18)
Rubric:
Hec e libro qui dicitur forma componendi epistolas in quaternione G.
10v-11v blank, ruled
7.
12r-39v
Eadmer of Canterbury OSB, Vita Sancti Wilfridi Eboracensis (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Vita sancti Wilfridi Eboracensis archiepiscopi et confessoris (Content authored by Nasmith)
12r
(23)
Incipit:
Britannia quam angli victis a se
Raine, Historians of Church of York, Rolls I 161
8.
39v-44r
Eadmer of Canterbury OSB, Breuiloquium uitae Sancti Wilfridi (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Breviloquium uitae ejusdem patris (Content authored by Nasmith)
39v
(78)
Incipit:
Spero fratres karissimi sanctitatem uestram non latere
Raine, l. c., p. 227
9.
44r-51v
Eadmer of Canterbury OSB, Vita Sancti Odonis Cantuariensis (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Vita sancti Odonis archiepiscopi et confessoris (Content authored by Nasmith)
44r
(87)
Incipit:
Venerabilis Christi confessor odo nobilibus sed paganis parentibus
Hardy I 568. Wharton, Anglia Sacra I 78. Acta Sanctorum 4 July (II 67). P. L. CXXXIII 931, etc.
10.
51v-77v
Eadmer of Canterbury OSB, Vita Sancti Dunstani (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Vita sancti Dunstani archiepiscopi et confessoris (Content authored by Nasmith)
51v
(102)
Incipit:
Quia Deum in sanctis suis mirabilem
Stubbs, l. c., p. 162
11.
77v-88r
Eadmer of Canterbury OSB, Miracula Sancti Dunstani (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
De miraculis quae idem pater mundo exemptus fecit in mundo (Content authored by Nasmith)
77v
(154)
Incipit:
Nonnulla que de uita beati dunstani
Stubbs, l. c., p. 223
12.
88v-95v
Anselm of Canterbury OSB (attrib.), De ordinatione beati Gregorii Anglorum apostoli (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Scriptum de ordinatione beati Gregorii Anglorum apostoli (Content authored by Nasmith)
88v
(176)
Incipit:
Ad gloriam beati patris Gregorii audientium mentibus commendandam affectum nostrum hodierne diei solemnitas excitauit
95v
Explicit:
gratiosos et exultantes deo perspexerit. ipso eodem deo donante qui semper idem existens eternaliter uiuit uincit regnat et imperat. Amen
95v
Rubric:
Scriptum de ordinatione beati Gregorii explicit
Rule. Eadmer, Historia Novorum LXXIX note
13.
95v-107v
Eadmer of Canterbury OSB, De excellentia uirginis Mariae (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Consideratio Eadmeri peccatoris et pauperis Dei de excellentia gloriosissimae virginis matris Dei (Content authored by Nasmith)
95v
(190)
Incipit:
Supereminentem omni quod post hominem deum creatum est
107v
Explicit:
iugi deuotione famuletur qui cum deo patre et spiritu sancto uiuit dominatur et regnat per infinita secula deus. AMHN
107v
Rubric:
Scriptum Edmeri peccatoris de piissima matre domini saluatoris explicit
14.
107v-123v
Eadmer of Canterbury OSB, Vita Sancti Oswaldi (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Vita sancti Oswaldi Eboracensis archiepiscopi et confessoris (Content authored by Nasmith)
107v
(214)
Incipit:
Secundum propositum gratie dei uenerandus eboracensis antistes
Raine, l. c. II 1. P. L. CLIX
111r-111v form a slip (111r blank) of smaller size, in another hand, supplying an omission
15.
123v-130v
Eadmer of Canterbury OSB, Miracula Sancti Oswaldi (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
De miraculis ejusdem patris (Content authored by Nasmith)
123v
(246)
Incipit:
Transcursis iuxta quod deus dare dignatus est
Raine, l. c. II 41
16.
130v-141r
Anselm of Canterbury OSB (attrib.), De beatitudine perennis uitae (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Scriptum de beatitudine vitae perennis, desumptum ex sermone habito ab Anselmo Cantuariensi in cenobio Cluniacensi (Content authored by Nasmith)
130v
Prologue
131r
(261)
Incipit:
Reuerendo domino et fratri et amico suo Gulielmo monacho ... Eadmerus
131r
Explicit:
recordari ualebam. Ualeat sanctitas tua et oret pro me
131r
Rubric:
E(x)plicit prologus
131r
Rubric:
Incipit scriptum quoddam de beatitudine perennis uite
131r
Incipit:
Multi homines quibus nonnumquam boni mores
(P. L.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) CLIX 587)
141r
Explicit:
Sit igitur deus benedictus in omnibus. Amen
141r
Rubric:
Explicit scriptum de beatitudine perennis uite sumptum de uerbis beati patris Anselmi Cantuariensis archiepiscopi
Cf. MS 135 etc.
17.
141r-146v
Eadmer of Canterbury OSB, Vita Sancti Bregowini archiepiscopi (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Vita beati Bregowini Cantuariensis archiepiscopi et confessoris (Content authored by Nasmith)
141r
(281)
Incipit:
Exordium propositi mei atque procursum
146v
Explicit:
benedictus in secula seculorum et ultra amen
Hardy I 483. Wharton, Anglia Sacra II 184. Acta Sanctorum 26 Aug. (V 831). P. L. CLIX 753
18.
147r-189v
Eadmer of Canterbury OSB, Vita Sancti Anselmi (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Vita Anselmi Cantuariensis archiepiscopi, libri ii (Content authored by Nasmith)
147r
(293)
Rubric:
Incipiunt capitula in vitam Anselmi archiepiscopi
Paler ink
150r
(299)
Rubric:
Incipit Prefatio sequentis operis
150r
Incipit:
Quoniam multas et antecessorum
150r
A gay initial in red, green and purple
167r
Liber II, 167r
Ends 189r. 189v blank
Rule, l. c. p. 303 sqq. P. L. CLVIII 49
19.
190r-197v
Eadmer of Canterbury OSB, Miracula Sancti Anselmi (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Descriptio quorundam miraculorum gloriosi patris Anselmi archiepiscopi (Content authored by Nasmith)
190r
Prologue
190r
(379)
Incipit:
Cum uitam uenerandi patris
Text
190v
(380)
Incipit:
Helias quidam nomine monachus fuit
195v
Explicit:
Ego hic finem imposui
196r-197v blank
Rule, p. 425. Liebermann, Ungedruckte Anglonormannische Geschichtsquellen no. XVI (p. 302, 3)
20.
198r-208r
Eadmer of Canterbury OSB, De conceptione sanctae Mariae (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
De conceptione sanctae Mariae editum ab Eadmero monacho magno peccatore (Content authored by Nasmith)
198r
(395)
Incipit:
Principium quo salus mundo processit mihi considerare uolenti
208r
Explicit:
sue carnis substantia uerum hominem genuisse. Amen
208r
Rubric:
Explicit de conceptione Sancte Marie
Ed. 1904 by Thurston and Slater (Freiburg, Herder): cf. P.L. CLIX 301
21.
208r-212r
Eadmer of Canterbury OSB, Vita beati Petri primi abbatis (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Vita beati Petri primi abbatis cenobii gloriosorum apostolorum Petri et Pauli quod Cantuariae situm est (Content authored by Nasmith)
208v
(416)
Incipit:
Inter innumeras sue deitatis sententias summus et equo moderamine cuncta disponens
212r
Explicit:
coheredes ipsi constituat per eum qui secum in unitate sancti spiritu per omnia secula uiuit et regnat. Amen
Hardy I 206. Cf. Acta Sanctorum 6 Jan. (I 334)
22.
212r-212v
Eadmer of Canterbury OSB, De memoria sanctorum quos ueneraris (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Sententia de memoria sanctorum quos veneraris (Content authored by Nasmith)
In three Lectiones
i.
212r
(423)
Incipit:
Ex memoria sanctorum que a filiis sancte ecclesie
ii.
212r
Incipit:
Cum enim isti diebus ac noctibus insistunt laudibus dei
iii.
212v
(424)
Incipit:
Uult et precipit ut eos diligamus
212v
Explicit:
misericorditer introducat
23.
212v-220v
Eadmer of Canterbury OSB, Scriptum Eadmeri peccatoris ad mouendam super se misericordiam beati Petri ianitoris regni caelestis (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Scriptum Eadmeri peccatoris ad commovendam super se misericordiam beati Petri janitoris regni celestis (Content authored by Nasmith)
213r
(425)
Incipit:
Eximium decus regni dei aliqua mei officii deuotione
220v
Explicit:
et ad idem felici cursu peruenire. Amen
220v
Rubric:
Explicit scriptum Edmeri de memoria et prouocatione gratie beati Petri
24.
220v-225v
Eadmer of Canterbury OSB, De reliquiis Sancti Audoeni (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
De reliquiis sancti Audoeni et quorundam aliorum sanctorum quae Cantuariae in ecclesia Domini salvatoris habentur (Content authored by Nasmith)
221r
(441)
Incipit:
Quoniam multas terrarum partes fama respersit reliquias beati Audoeni
225v
Explicit:
hominem omnino reliquit immunem. ubi ad uota precum eius dictum est a circumstantibus Amen Amen Amen
Rule, l. c. LXXIX note. E. Bishop, Bosworth Psalter, p. 64, note
25.
226r-231v
Eadmer of Canterbury OSB, Consideratio de beatissimo Gabriele archangelo (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Insipida quaedam divinae dispensationis consideratio edita ab Eadmero magno peccatore de beatissimo Gabriele archangelo (Content authored by Nasmith)
226r
(451)
Rubric:
Insipida quedam diuine dispensationis consideratio
226r
Incipit:
Quia me de nonnullis que corporeis sensibus subiacent
230v
Explicit:
ipso nuntiante in homine uenit. uiuens et regnans cum deo patre suo in unitate spiritu sancti unus solus et omnipotens deus per immortalia secula seculorum. Amen
231r blank. On 231v in a late hand: Liber de vitis aliquot sanctorum