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Prayers, Meditations, Works on Vices and Virtues, and Documents Pertaining to Christ Church, Canterbury(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Opuscula Anselmi etc. Epistolae etc. Cantuarienses. Epistolae Bernardi etc.
Codicology:Vellum, 322 x 236 mm(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) (12.6 x 9.4 in.), ff. 260 + 4, five volumes. Cent. xiii-xiv.
Multivolume:
Volume I: In a fine hand of cent. xiv early, mostly in long lines, 52 to a page.
Volume II: In a smaller hand, single lines: earlier type of hand, partly tabular.
Volume III: A very pretty charter-like hand, double columns after f. 178v.
Volume IV: Cent. xiii, double columns of 48 lines, fine hand. No rubrics or initials.
At top (f. 199r)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College): “Epistole B. Clareual. D. IIIa, gra. XIIIus” This is a Christ Church mark.
Volume V: Cent. xv, rather current hand, double columns of 62 lines.
Collation: a2 116 (wants 16) 212-612 78 | 88 98 | 1012 1112 (+2) 124 | 138-188 | 19 (one) | 19* 208 218 | 228-248 2510 26 (four) | 2712 2812 b2.
2 fo.:
Volume IV: te quia tu te.
Provenance:From Christ Church, Canterbury, as will appear. On f. ir is a list of contents, of nos. 1-19, headed: “Prosologion Anselmi fratris Thome Stoyl” . The hand is of cent. xiv early. Thomas Stoyl, admitted monk of Christ Church in 1299, died in 1333 (Searle, Christ Church, Canterbury, p. 178). He owned Lambeth MS. 180.
f. iv, iir blank.
f. 1r headed in red chalk by Parker: Canterbury fro B (or L) my (?).
ff. 1r-2v are framed in red and blue and contain in two main columns on each page a very elaborate capitulatio and list of contents for nos. 1-19 headed: “Ista continentur in hoc uol.” The opening words of each item and chapter are given.
Foliation: ff. a-b + i-ii + 1-260 + iii-iv + c-d(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Language: Latin and Anglo-Norman.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Contents
Volume I
1.
1r-25v
Anselm of Canterbury OSB, Oratio 7. Anselm of Canterbury OSB, Meditatio 3 De redemptione humana. Anselm of Canterbury OSB, Oratio 1. Anselm of Canterbury OSB, Meditatio 2 Deploratio uirginitatis male amissae. John de Scalis, Meditatio(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Orationes quam plures ad redemptorem nostrum et sanctos quarum pleraeque Anselmum Cantuariensem habuerunt auctorem (Content authored by Nasmith)
Prayers
a.
3r
Incipit:
Aue maria saluans seculum
b.
3r
Incipit:
O mater clementie
c.
French verse
3r
Incipit:
Rayne de pite marie en ky deytez pure e clere
3v
Explicit:
Od les noef ordres mansiuns nous doynt en cele haute eglise. Amen
d.
3v
Incipit:
Sancte stephane beate stephane
e.
4r
Rubric:
Incipiunt orationes seu meditationes edite ab Anselmo Cantuariensis archiepiscopo
4v
Incipit:
Dominus Ihesus Christus redempcio mea
(P. L.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) CLVIII 902)
Ending with
14v
Rubric:
Oratio ad Sanctum Benedictum
(P. L.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) CLVIII 1006)
15r
Explicit:
gloriemur coram deo. Qui uiuis
15v blank
f.
16r
Rubric:
Orationes quamplures ad ipsum redemptorem nostrum
16r
Incipit:
Oraciones siue meditaciones que subscripte sunt
The first are
16r
Incipit:
Deus piissime
16r
Rubric:
Meditacio redempcionis nostre
16r
Incipit:
Anima Christiana
(P. L.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) CLVIII 762)
17v
Rubric:
Ad trinitatem
17v
Incipit:
O pater clementissime
(P. L.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) CLVIII 875)
17v
Rubric:
Anselmi ad deum patrem
17v
Incipit:
Omnipotens deus et misericors
After four more prayers to the Father follow prayers at Confession, at Mass, to the Trinity, Angel, Virgin, John Baptist, Andrew, Martin, Patron of Church
24r
Rubric:
Deploracio uirginitatis male amisse
24r
Incipit:
Anima mea anima erumpnosa
(P. L.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) CLVIII 726)
24r
Rubric:
Johannis de Scalis
24r
Rubric:
R. Primum et principale principium
24r
Incipit:
Interminabilis deus
2.
25v-29r
Anselm of Canterbury OSB, Proslogion (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Prosologion ejusdem Anselmi (Content authored by Nasmith)
Prologue
25v
Incipit:
Postquam opusculum
Capitula
Text
26r
Incipit:
Eya nunc
(P. L.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) CLVIII 225)
3.
29r-31r
Oglerio of Locedio OCist, De laudibus sanctae Dei genetricis (extract)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Planctus beati Bernardi, ut dicitur, de dolore Dei et genetricis in morte filii sui (Content authored by Nasmith)
29r
Rubric:
Planctus beati Bernardi
29r
Incipit:
Quis dabit capiti
31r
Explicit:
filius eius dominus noster Ihesus Christus. Qui cum deo patre etc.
4.
31r-43r
Texts on confession. pseudo-Hugh of Saint-Victor, Meditationes. pseudo-Bernard of Clairvaux OCist, Meditationes piissimae de cognitione humanae conditionis(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
De confessione; de contemplatione cujuslibet horae diei; meditationes Bernardi et Augustini (Content authored by Nasmith)
31r
Rubric:
De confessione utile documentum
31r
Incipit:
Do me totum. nichil. dixi captus es et cepisti me
31v
Explicit:
eatenus confitere
31v
Rubric:
De oratione
31v
Incipit:
Oracione que semper confessione sequi debet
31v
Explicit:
affectu postulabis
31v
Rubric:
De contemplacione cuiuslibet hore diei
31v
Incipit:
Nunc quomodo preparandum sit
34r
Explicit:
mox futurum
34r
Rubric:
De tribus necessariis in peticione
34r
Incipit:
Tria uidentur michi esse necessaria
34v
Rubric:
Incipit meditacio beati Augustini
34v
Incipit:
Domine deus meus da cordi
36r
Rubric:
De eodem
36r
Incipit:
Inuoco te deus meus
36v
Rubric:
De eodem
36v
Incipit:
Quid rex meus
37r
Extracts from Bernard, Gregory, Augustine
37v
Rubric:
Meditaciones Bernardi
(P. L.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) CLXXXIV 485)
37v
Incipit:
Multi multa sciunt
5.
43v-47r
Ambrosius Autpertus, De conflictu uitiorum et uirtutum(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Liber sancti Augustini [Hipponensis] de conflictu vitiorum et virtutum (Content authored by Nasmith)
43v
Rubric:
Augustinus de conflictu uitiorum et uirtutum
(P. L.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) XL 1091)
43v
Incipit:
Apostolica uox clamat
6.
47r-56v
Innocent III (Lotharius de Segnis), De miseria humanae conditionis(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Tractatus Lotarii de contemptu mundi (Content authored by Nasmith)
47r
Incipit:
Domino patri karissimo petro
47r
Incipit:
Quare de uulua
(P. L.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) CCXVII 701)
7.
57r-83v
Ralph of London OSB, Electuarium(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Electuarium in delectatione et refocillatione animae, de creatione primi hominis et prevaricatione ejus (Content authored by Nasmith)
57r
Rubric:
Incipiunt capitula sequentis opusculi in quo agitur de lapsu et reparacione seu redempcione hominis et dicitur liber iste Electuarium eo quod collectus et electus extractus et confectus sit de uariis libris tractatibus et sermonibus tam auctenticis quam magistralibus
(58 Chapters)
57v
Rubric:
Incipit Electuarium in delectacione et refocillatione anime
57v
Incipit:
Consideranti diligencius quid sit homo
By Radulphus de Londonia: another copy in MS. Lambeth 142
Ends
81r
Explicit:
qui transiit ex hoc mundo ad patrem. Cui cum eodem patre et spiritu sancto sit honor et uirtus, laus et gloria per infinita secula seculorum. Amen
81v-83v blank
8.
84r-98v
Richard of Saint-Victor OSA, De statu interioris hominis(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
[Ricardus de Sancto Victore] de statu interioris hominis post lapsum (Content authored by Nasmith)
Similar hand but double columns of 52 lines
84r
Capitula
Text
84r
Incipit:
Omne capud languidum
cf. P. L.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) CXCVI 1117
98v
Explicit:
societate gaudere
9.
99r-99v
Liber mandatorum Dei (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Liber mandatorum Dei sive sylloge theologiae (Content authored by Nasmith)
uno duntaxat constat folio(Content authored by Nasmith)
In tabular form headed
99r
Rubric:
Hic est liber mandatorum dei
Notes on Scripture. Division of Sciences, Theology, Penitence, Giving of Thanks
99r
This leaf in another hand
10.
100r-116v
Summa de septem sacramentis (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Tractatus de septem sacramentis (Content authored by Nasmith)
In the first hand: head-line
100r
Rubric:
Tractatus de Sacramentis
100r
Rubric:
Hic incipit primus rotulus
100r
Incipit:
Augustinus Sacramentum est inuisibilis gracie uisibilis forma
In tabular form. There are three rotuli
116v
Ends treating of baptism
11.
116v-118r
Isidore of Seville, Etymologiae (book 5, chapter 39)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
De seculis et aetatibus sive tabula chronologica a creatione ad decimum annum Recensuithini regis Hispaniarum et mortem Heraclii imperatoris (Content authored by Nasmith)
116v
Incipit:
Secula generacionibus consistunt
116v
Incipit:
Prima etas in exordio sui continet creacionem mundi
118r
Explicit:
usque in presentem gloriosi recenswithin(!) principis annorum xmum qui est era dc. lvi. v. dccc. liii.
From Isidore Etymologiae V xxxviii sqq.
12.
118v-129v
Sermons (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Sermones varii de Christo, angelorum ordinibus, &c. (Content authored by Nasmith)
118v
Incipit:
Habitantibus in regione umbre mortis lux orta est eis
Frater bone fortune (Bonaventura) is quoted
Change of hand
125v
Incipit:
Ascendit super cherubin
On the Ascension
128r
Explicit:
de ista gloriosa solempnitate ascensionis
128v-129v blank
Volume II
13.
130r-141v
De septem uirtutibus (excerpt) (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
De septem virtutibus, de oratione dominica, de septem vitiis capitalibus, de septem sacramentis (Content authored by Nasmith)
130r
Incipit:
Gratia expellit morbum peccati
Ends
141v
Explicit:
alter sit iudeus alia patent
141v
A good sketch of two heads in pencil
14.
142r-145v
Nicholas of Amiens, Ars fidei catholicae(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Libellus qui dicitur ars fidei (Content authored by Nasmith)
142r
Incipit:
Clemens papa cuius rem nominis
(P. L.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) CCX 595)
144v
Explicit:
sic patet propositum
144v
Rubric:
Explicit ars fidei catholice a clemente papa auctorizata
144v
A Distinctio follows
f. 145r+145v blank
15.
146r-151v
Bonaventure OFM, Itinerarium mentis in Deum(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Itinerarium mentis euntis ad Deum secundum fratrem bonae fortunae [Bonaventuram] (Content authored by Nasmith)
146r
Rubric:
Incipit prologus generalis ministri minorum in Itinerarium mentis in deum
146r
Incipit:
In principio primum principium
146r
Rubric:
Incipit itinerarium mentis euntis ad deum secundum fratrem bone fortune
146r
Incipit:
Beatus uir cuius est auxilium abs te
151v
Explicit:
dicet omnis populus fiat fiat Amen
151v
Rubric:
Explicit etc.
16.
151v-176r
Bonaventure OFM, Breuiloquium pauperis(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Ejusdem breviarium, libri VI (Content authored by Nasmith)
151v
Rubric:
Incipit prohemium in libro qui dicitur breuiarium magistri bonefortune ordinis minorum ministri generalis
151v
Incipit:
Flecto genua
154r
Incipit:
Liber I. In principio intelligendum est
Hand gets smaller towards the end
Ends
176r
Explicit:
Excita te nunc anima mea
17.
176v-177v
De officio et ordine missarum (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
De officio et ordine missarum, quod unusquisque papa addidit a tempore beati Petri usque ad papam Clementem tertium (Content authored by Nasmith)
In double columns
176v
Incipit:
De officio et ordine misse tractaturi
177r
Explicit:
pro posse disseruimus
177v blank
Volume III
18.
178r-188v
Lanfranc's statutes for Christ Church, Canterbury (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Statuta praescripta priori et conventui Christi Cantuariensi per Lanfrancum archiepiscopum Cantuariensem (Content authored by Nasmith)
a.
178r
Incipit:
Vt nulli hominum liceat hanc paginam
f. 178r-178v contains Papal confirmations ending imperfectly. A gap after it
b.
179r
Incipit:
Lanfrancus indignus sancte Dorobernensis ecclesie antistes
179r
Explicit:
clementer absoluat. Amen
179r
Incipit:
Abbas cum eligitur
188v
Explicit:
in congregacione defuncto fieri solent
(Opera, 1648, p. 253), cf. MS 462. 5
19.
189r-195v
Tituli decretalium (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Tituli decretalium, digestorum, veterum et novorum, codicis, inforciati, autenticorum (Content authored by Nasmith)
In triple columns: hand resembles that of vol. I
20.
195v-198v
Letters and other instruments pertaining to Christ Church, Canterbury (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Epistolae et alia instrumenta ad monasterium Christi Cantuariensem pertinentia (Content authored by Nasmith)
(1) Epistola prioris et conventus de Tynterna ad capitulum ecclesiae Cantuariensis, se mutuo amicitiae vinculo esse astrictos, negotiaque ecclesiae Cantuariensis, a Willelmo Wake commonacho suo Romanae ecclesiae capellano et penitentiario inchoata, eidem optato fine concludenda commendasse.
(2) Epistola A. prioris ecclesiae Christi Cantuariensis ad subpriorem et capitulum ejusdem, quod dominus Portuensis concessit ei ut presentarent Galfridum de I. ad ecclesiam de Aldermane-Cherche in London. per resignationem Lamberti ejusdem domini clerici et nepotis jam in curia vacantem, cujus collatio ratione statuti de beneficiis in curia vacantibus ad dictum dominum pertinebat, orat igitur ut dictam presentationem acceptantes omnia quae restant facienda fideliter exequantur
(3) Epistola W. de la Cornere papae capellani ad suppriorem ecclesiae Christi Cantuariensis ut latori plenam velit adhibere fiduciam
(4) Obligatio prioris et capituli ecclesiae Christi Cantuariensis ad solvendum dominae Katerinae Lovell LXXVIII marcas ab eadem domina mutuo acceptas, dat. 1268 mense aprili
(5) Epistola A. prioris et electi Cantuariensis ad suppriorem et capitulum ejusdem, quod acta super confirmatione Roberti de Withampton electi Sarisburiensis ab aliquibus advocatis correcta, eis confirmanda misit
(6) Confirmatio electionis ejusdem Roberti per capitulum Cantuariensem 1270
(7) Forma epistolae supplicatoriae ut preces fiant pro anima defuncti(Content authored by Nasmith)

7. There are erasures of several lines
(8) Quaedam de lite inter episcopos suffraganeos et capitulum Cantuariensis circa electionem officialis curiae Cantuariensis sede vacante(Content authored by Nasmith)
8. Refers to the bishops of London, Winchester, Worcester
(9) Forma epistolae a monacho ad priorem de morte amici
(10) Procuratorium capituli Cantuariensis
(11) Epistola scholaris cujusdam Oxoniis ad quendam monachum de ratione studiorum suorum et aliis negotiis(Content authored by Nasmith)

11. The student is hearing the Digest: mentions Johannes de Ludham: commends Adam de Nortoft: has written a tract de electionibus prelatorum
(12) Epistola capituli ecclesiae Sarum ad capitulum ecclesiae Cantuariensis. obnixe rogant ut, cum ecclesia Sarum multas passa sit injurias pro reverentia quam tempore vacationis exhibuit ecclesiae Cantuariensis non negent tuicionem appellationis propter alicujus curiae vel curialis potentiam
(13) Epistola capituli Cantuariensis ad omnia monasteria ordinis Sancti Benedicti de lite orta inter eos et archiepiscopum suum
(14) Donatio annuae pensionis x marcarum facta magistro W. de la Cornere per capitulum Cantuariensem(Content authored by Nasmith)
In double columns: charter-like hand
Volume IV
21.
199r-236v
Bernard of Clairvaux OCist, Epistolae(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Epistolae CIII Bernardi Claraevallensis (Content authored by Nasmith)
1.
199r
Rubric:
Ad Robertum nepotem
(P. L.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) CLXXXII 67)
199r
Incipit:
Satis et plusquam satis sustinui
103.
236r
Incipit:
Odor in flore
(Epistola 125)
236r
Explicit:
non esse dampnosum
(unfinished)
Volume V
22.
237r-258r
Speculum humanae saluationis (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Speculum humanae salvationis, versibus Latinis rythmicis (Content authored by Nasmith)
On f. 237r a xvith cent. note: “vide Prints or Drawings 3/2 N. 20.”
237r
Table to the Speculum
237v
Rubric:
Incipit prohemium cuiusdam noue compilationis
258r
Explicit:
Qui cum patre et spiritu sancto est in eternum benedictus. amen
258r
Rubric:
Explicit tractatus dictus speculum saluacionis humanis quod. G. C.
23.
258r-259v
Martin of Braga, Formula uitae honestae(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Seneca de quatuor virtutibus cardinalibus (Content authored by Nasmith)
258r
Incipit:
Quatuor uirtutum species
259v
Explicit:
contempnat ignauiam
259v
Rubric:
Explicit sentencia de quatuor uirtutibus cardinalibus
Spicilegium Liberianum 564 etc.
24.
259v-260r
pseudo-Seneca, De paupertate(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Idem de paupertate honesta (Content authored by Nasmith)
259v
Incipit:
Honesta inquit epicurus
260r
Explicit:
dant diuicie insolenciam
260r
Rubric:
Explicit Ceneca de paupertate honesta
25.
260r-260r
pseudo-Bonaventure OFM, Meditatio(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Brevis et valida meditatio de beneficiis Dei ejusdem Bonaventurae (Content authored by Nasmith)
260r
Incipit:
Non paruum estimo beneficium
260v
Explicit:
ostendere se peccatorem non esse
260v
Rubric:
Explicit meditatio. Cuius supra etc.