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Lives of Saints(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Vitae Sanctorum
Codicology:Vellum, 340 x 212 mm(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) (13.5 x 8 in.), ff. 103 + 2, 42 and 40 lines to a page. Cent. xii, in several excellent hands of the Christ Church, Canterbury, type.
Collation: 1 flyleaf, 18 210 (6 canc.) 38-128 138, 1 flyleaf.
In most cases the first 4 leaves of quires are marked with consecutive letters of the alphabet in red thus: quire 3, k l m n; quire 4, o p q r etc.
Additions:Flyleaf (ff. iiir-iiiv)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) from an encyclopaedic work (xv). Articles on Elimenta. Eukaristia.
Provenance:From Dover Priory. At top of f. 1r “Liber de vita Sancti Martini et aliorum plurimorum sanctorum cum aliis diuersis contentis. Johannis Ryngewolde quondam monachi Douorie. cuius anime propicietur altissimus Amen. D. II.”
At bottom of f. 4r
“D. II. vita Sancti Martini et aliorum sanctorum. - Corpus quod ad sepulcrum.”
See Ancient Libraries of Canterbury and Dover, p. 49, no. 129.
Foliation: ff. i-iii + 1-104 + iv-vi(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Language: Latin.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Contents
1.
1r-18v
Sulpicius Severus, Vita Sancti Martini (incl. Vita Sancti Briccii) (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Vita Sancti Martini
1r
Rubric:
Liber de(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) Vita Sancti Martini
In a later hand(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
1r
Rubric:
In natali Sancti Martini lectio I
1r
Incipit:
Beatus martinus sabarie pannoniarum oppido oriundus
18v
Explicit:
sanctus eustochius successit magnifice sanctitatis. Imperante domino nostro Iesu Christo cui etc.
(From Sulpicius Severus and Gregorius Turonensis)
BHL 5610-16, 1451 (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
2.
19r-25v
Abbo of Fleury OSB, Passio Sancti Eadmundi(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Abbonis Vita Sancti Eadmundi
19r
Incipit:
Domino sancte metropolitane dorobernensium ecclesie
19v
Explicit:
ad amorem tanti martiris. Vale pater(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) in Christo
19v
Incipit:
Asciti aliquando in brittanniam
25v
Explicit:
quibus meremur supplicium. per eum qui uiuit et regnat in secula seculorum. Amen
Arnold, Memorials of St Edmunds Bury I 3 etc.
BHL 2392 (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
3.
26r-62r
Legendary (incomplete) (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Portion of a Legendary, in which at first Responses and Antiphons are given as well as Collects etc. Neumes are sometimes added. After a while only Collects and Lessons are given. The legends run from Silvester Dec. 31 to Nereus and Achilleus (May 12) and include Amandus, Angadrisma, Cuthbert, Translation of Nicholas, John of Beverley
4.
62v-81v
Osbern of Canterbury OSB, Vita et miracula Sancti Dunstani(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Osberni Vita Sancti Dunstani
(Stubbs, Memorials of St Dunstan 69)
62v
Incipit:
Confrater eorum per eam que in Christo est regenerationem Osbearnus pacem bonam etc.
62v
Incipit:
Multorum sepe ac uenerabilium
63r
Explicit:
ista aggredi temptabo
63r
Incipit:
Anglorum rege (A)thelstano anno quidem imperii eius primo
Notes by Parker and Joscelin occur
Ends imperfectly
81v
Explicit:
nec ab omnibus abstinendum putamus ne nulla esse uideantur que dicamus. Et quedam
BHL 2344-5 (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
5.
82r-99v
Boto of Pr fening OSB, Miraculae beatae uirginis Mariae (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Miracula Beate Virginis
(another hand)
On miracles of the Virgin see Ward, Catalogue of Romances (Brit. Mus.) II p. 586 sqq. References are here given to that work. The present collection does not exactly correspond with any there described
82r
Incipit:
Ad omnipotentis dei laudem cum sepe recitentur sanctorum miracula
82r
Explicit:
largiente deo recitare studeamus
1. Compline of Virgin instituted (Ward, p. 612)
2. Hildefonsus1
3. Gaude dei genitrix. Clerk who sang it rewarded
4. Beggar sent to Paradise
5. Ebbo
6. Monk of St Peter's, Cologne
7. Giraldus of Cluny
8. Unlearned priest
9. Petrus and Stephanus brothers at Rome
10. Landgrabber saved
11. Prior at Pavia
12. Jeronimus of Pavia
13. St Michael of Clusa
14. St Michael in Monte Tumba
15. Clerk of St Cassian at Pisa
16. Murieldis of F camp
17. Three knights plot to kill a man (Ward,(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) p. 613)
18. Nun of Shaftesbury (Ward,(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) p. 614)
19. Mead multiplied (Ward,(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) p. 614)
20. Abbot Elsin (Ward,(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) p. 614)
21. Crucifix of Toledo (Ward,(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) p. 610)
22. Foot healed at Vivaria (Ward,(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) p. 619)
23. Musa (Ward,(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) p. 620)
24. Lefricus of Westminster (Ward,(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) p. 617)
25. Evil Cleric saved (Ward,(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) p. 617?)
26. Jewish boy in oven (Ward,(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) p. 601)
27. Jew of Constantinople(Ward,(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) p. 611)
28. Drowned clerk (Ward,(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) p. 612)
29. Lily on grave of clerk (Ward,(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) p. 605)
30. Drunken cellarer: devil as bull (Ward,(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) p. 612)
31. Runaway monk
93r
Incipit:
Sic sunt quedam adhuc paucissima. de maria scripta miracula. que hic metro quamuis sunt condita. non sunt tamen minus utilia. sed iccirco sic eas scripsimus. ut placerent magis legentibus
Miracles in metre follow (written as prose)
32.
93r
Incipit:
Frater quidam qui in cenobio. Militauit celorum domino
(Ward,(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) p. 620)
33.
93v
Incipit:
Olim erat cognitus
quidam alter monachus. In illa prouintia
que fertur burgundia
(Ward,(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) p. 620)
34.
94v
Incipit:
Quedam sanctimon[ialis
uelut] fertur fuit talis. In conuentu feminarum
christi famulantium
(Ward,(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) p. 621)
35.
95v
Incipit:
Fratres operamini. neque seducamini. Sperantes quid metere. si non uultis serere
(Ward,(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) p. 621)
36.
96r
Incipit:
Huc uenite et audite omnes serui domini. Uolo namque rem narrare quam a quodam didici
(Clerk tempted to deny the Virgin)
(Ward,(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) p. 621)
37.
97r
Incipit:
Presul erat deo gratus ex francorum gente natus
(Bonitus of Clermont, Ward,(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) p. 622)
38. In prose. Story of Theophilus
(Ward,(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) p. 595)
97v
Incipit:
Factum est autem priusquam incursio fieret
Ends unfinished
99v
Explicit:
Qui claues regn(i) celorum a deo suscipiens
BHL 5357 (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
6.
99v-99v
Hymn for St Martin (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Hymn for St Martin
In another hand with space for musical notes
(6 long lines)
99v
Incipit:
Laudes deo plebs decantet fidelis
7.
100r-ivr
Office for Christmas (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Office for Christmas
(Lections principally)
On f. 103r roughly written prayer to the Virgin
ivr
Scribbles on the last flyleaf, especially Per crucis hoc signum fugiat procul omne malignum. et per idem signum saluetur quicque benignum
1  Nos. 2-16 correspond almost exactly with the collection called by Mussafia HM (Hildefonsus - Murieldis) and regarded by him as the oldest. Ward, p. 604