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Imago mundi. Pliny. Historia Anglorum. Miscellaneous Theological Texts(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Imago Mundi. Chronica. Itinera in Terram Sanctam etc.
Codicology:Vellum, 298 x 203 mm(Content authored by Corpus Christi College), (11.7 x 8.2 in.), ff. 58 + 4 + 238, in double columns of 33, 43, 37 lines. Cent. xii (xiii?) and xiv.
Collation: 18 (+1*) 28-48 | 510 (10 canc.) 68-78.
Provenance:Vol. I is from Sawley or Salley Abbey. On p. 2 at top in red is:
“Liber Sancte Marie de Salleia” .
The latter half of it, bound up together with the latter half of the Bury St Edmund's MS. which forms Vol. II of the present book (now MS 66A)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College), was given by Parker to the University Library, and is now MS. Ff. 1. 27 there.
James provides a full listing of the contents for two manuscripts, one from Sawley and one from Bury St. Edmund's, each of which had been split in half and rebound - the first half of the Sawley with the first half of the Bury, second half of Sawley with second half of Bury - into MS 66 and ULC Ff. 1. 27 respectively. James' CCC 66 has since been separated again (rebound in 1954 by John Gray) so that James' Volume I (the Sawley portion) is now MS 66 and James' Volume II (the Bury portion) is now MS 66A.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Research:James lists the following contents for the complete Sawley MS., which is currently divided between MS 66 and ULC. Ff. 1. 27:(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
CCC 66:
Mappa Mundi, p. 2.
Imago Mundi, p. 3.
Miscellaneous extracts on Cosmography, p. 58.
Wheel of Fortune, p. 66.
Genealogical table, p. 67.
Hist, de origine Anglorum, p. 68.
*Prologue of Gilbert of Limerick, p. 99.
Theobaldus Stampensis de confessione, p. 99.
Picture of Cherub, p. 100.
De sexalis Cherubin, p. 101.
De confessione, p. 108.
De quatuor generibus confessionis, p. 112.
ULC Ff. I 27:
Gildas.
*(Nennius) Hist. Britonum, p. 112.
Hist. Britonum (2) ( “Gildas” ): Drawing of the sons of Noah.
*Bede, de temporibus.
Chronological matter from Bede.
Stories from Will. Malmesbury.
Symeon of Durham. Hist. Dunelm.
Miscellanea (Durham).
Hist. de S. Cuthberto.
Anglo-Saxon poem on Durham.
Æthelwulf's poem.
De regibus angliae.
Miracles.
Richard of Hexham.
Full-page drawing.
Gilbert of Limerick.
Kings of Britain, Israel, Judah, Persia, Chaldaea.
Reges Francorum.
For the complete list of contents given by James for both manuscripts, please see the following figure:
(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Foliation: f. i + pp. 1-22 + 22a + 23a + 23-114 + f. ii(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Language: Latin.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Contents
1.
1-58
Honorius Augustodunensis, Imago mundi(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Imago mundi contexta per Henricum canonicum ecclesiae S. Mariae civitatis Moguntiae de rerum naturis, imperatoribus, regnis, regibus, et pontificibus, usque ad Henricum imperatorem filium Henrici, lib. ii (Content authored by Nasmith)
Huic operi praefigitur mappa mundi, p.5(Content authored by Nasmith)
1
List of contents (xv), the latter part erased
2
A Mappa Mundi in roughly oval form. In the corners of the page are full-length angels with gold nimbi and drapery in red and green outline. Two of them hold books, a third a trumpet. On this map see Santarem Essai de l'histoire de la Cosmographie III 463-492
3
Capitula of Imago Mundi as far as “De Cesare Augusta”
Continuing
4
Incipit:
Post hec de omnibus imperatoribus ... (as far as the year IIII) quo anno liber iste finitur
4
Incipit:
Iste henricus qui hunc librum edidit fuit canonicus ecclesie s. marie ciuitatis Magontie in qua ecclesia sunt canonici bis quater quaterque deni
A paragraph in another hand
4
Incipit:
Omnes reges persarum artaxerses dicuntur
4
Explicit:
omnes reges Atheniensium cicropes dicuntur
5
Rubric:
Epistola henrici ad henricum
5
Incipit:
Henrico. Septiformi spiritu in trina fide, etc.
(CLXXII 119)
5
Explicit:
penitus ignorare
5
Rubric:
Rescriptum henrici. Incipit prefacio henrici in libro qui dicitur ymago mundi
5
Incipit:
Sapientie alumno abdita diligenter scrutanti
(CLXXII 119)
6
Explicit:
maior(um) commendat traditio
6
Rubric:
Liber Henrici qui dicitur imago mundi
6
Rubric:
Incipit liber I qui describit omnem corpoream creaturam
6
Incipit:
Mundus dicitur quasi undique motus
(CLXXII 121)
6
Handsome initial in gold filled with work in red and green
28
Liber II
28
Incipit:
Priori libello globum
(CLXXII 146)
51
An insertion or supply in much smaller hand: apparently the place was blank
Ends
58
Explicit:
anno ab incarn. domini mo. co. xo. [added (xii): “quis autem post hunc regnum adepturus sit, posteritas uidebit” ]
Colophon added xiv
58
Rubric:
Explicit ymago mundi contexta per Henricum canonicum ecclesie sancte marie ciuitatis Magoncie de rerum naturis etc. ad henricum imperatorem filium henrici
Usually ascribed to Honorius of Autun, but conjectured by Lebeuf to have been written by a German (Neues Archiv V(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) 643). Extracts in MGH (Scriptores X 132)
2.
58-65
Extracts from Pliny the Elder and Solinus (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Quaedam ex Plinio aliisque de geographia (Content authored by Nasmith)
58
Plinius IIus libro 1o
58
Incipit:
Mundus et in eo terre (?II 1)
59
Incipit:
Uni animancium luctus
59
Incipit:
Sequitur terra cui uni rerum (II 63)
60
Incipit:
Effigiem dei formamque querere (II 7)
60
Explicit:
totus animi totus sui
60
Rubric:
Ista omnia plinius secundus
61
Another hand
61
Incipit:
Niniue speciosa interpretatur. Et de deo atque mundo in quodam philosophorum legitur. Tu cuncta superno ducis ab exemplo pulcrum pulcherrimus ipse etc.
61
Explicit:
Nunc aliqua de ecclesie decore in medium prodeant
61
Incipit:
Mundus septem habet liquores uinum. oleum, lac. etc.
62
Incipit:
Solinus. Vrbs Babilon est lx ma passuum
62
Incipit:
Uiginti duobus milibus passuum muro amplexa
62
Explicit:
obiectu protente lingue strangulatur
62
Rubric:
Mensura circuit totius terre sec. romanos doctissimos gnomonica ratione certissime comprobata
62
Incipit:
Terre tocius ambitus omnisque plenus circuitus iuxta romanorum diuisionem est trecencies et quindecies centena m. passuum
62
Explicit:
per gados et omnis mensura attestante artemidoro assertionibus meis habet m. octogies sexies lxxxv. En habes longitudinem multipliciter memoratam
63
Incipit:
Latitude autem
63
Explicit:
usque ad tilen ultimam tendi
63
Rubric:
Alia ratio de longitudine
63
Incipit:
Europe solius mensura
63
Explicit:
cum ipsa meotide clxxxii xc passuum
Change of hand
63
Incipit:
Hec monstra sub solis ortu habitant. alii tocius oris planicie informes
63
Explicit:
In mari rubro sunt tres insule. enea una. alia ferrea tercia erea
64
Incipit:
Quis primus fuit rex in mundo. Tanus rex scitarum in tempore Ragau
64
Explicit:
Baltasar regem illius interfecit
64
Incipit:
Arbor quelibet infructuosa si perforetur terebro et cuneo obstruetur fructifera efficitur (ends here)
65
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3.
66-98
Historia Anglorum (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Historia de origine Anglorum et de regnis eorum ab Adam usque ad secundum Henricum imperatricis filium, qui regnavit in Anglia post pium et nobilem regem Stephanum, et de omnibus episcopatibus et episcopis totius Anglias pulchre et subtiliter composita (Content authored by Nasmith)
“Ex adverso primae paginas est delineatio rotae fortunas coloribus illuminata; sequitur tabula genealogica ab Adamo ad Woden, in qua enumerantur generationes saltem xxvi; et post hanc figura Wodeni satis nitida cum nominibus filiorum ejus unde reges Angliae duxerunt originem: historia ipsa incipit ab heptarchia, et continuatur usque ad Henricum II, sed ea brevitate ut septem solummodo constet foliis.
Liber secundus eadem brevitate enarrat successionem episcoporum: res vero Eboracenses fusius caeteris tractantur, dimidio libri huic provincial impenso: desinit utraque historia in anno 1181” (Content authored by Nasmith)
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A fine full-page picture framed, medallions at corners of two birds and two beasts.
Ground red at the sides, dark blue in the middle. Above in C. is the wheel of fortune mainly in gold with the usual four figures. It is inscribed:
(top) “Glorior elatus” . (R.) “Descendo minorificatus” . (bottom) “Infimus axe teror” . (L.) “rursus ad astra feror” .
Below two stately crowned females in patterned robes, and light pink mantles, gold-bordered. The one on L. Fortuna is turning the wheel. She has a scroll:
“Mundana casu aguntur omnia” .
The other Sapientia points one finger up: her scroll is:
“Nichil in mundo fit casu” .
Round the frame on three sides is:
“Ego sapientia habito in consilio et eruditis intersum cogitationibus, per me reges regnant etc. to inuenient me” (Prov. viii. 12-17).
The style is severe and impressive
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is framed and has a central shaft inscribed in red with the line of descent from Adam to Woden. At top of this is the bust of Adam, a silver rainbow over him, and at bottom are his feet. On R. and L. are Biblical genealogies, Adam to Manasses and a list of descendants of Shem, Ham, Japheth
At bottom
67
Rubric:
Incipit historia de origine Anglorum et de regnis eorum
68
Incipit:
Britannia a quodam consule romano Bruto dictum est
69
This page(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) is framed and has full-length figure of Woden crowned holding gold flower, in red and green outline, silver and gold borders to his robes. At the sides are crowned busts of his seven sons. In the field are written accounts of them
At bottom
69
Rubric:
Incipit liber primus de gestis regum
70
The hand changes to a thicker and smaller script
70
Incipit:
Prenotata serie generationum ex qua primi anglici generis reges prodierant
The kingdoms of the heptarchy are treated, successively, names of kings in red at the side and between the columns. Each kingdom has handsome gold or red initial of the same style as that on p. 6
Ends
79
Explicit:
Duxit uero uxorem Alienorem ... ducis aquitanie
79
Rubric:
Explicit liber primus de gestis regum
79
Rubric:
Incipit liber secundus de gestis pontificum
80
Incipit:
Siquidem anno ab incarnacione domini d. lxxxxii. Mauricius ab augusto Lus IIIIus imperium suscipiens
The sees are treated separately, and there are many tables of bishops elaborately framed in red and green
Ends with Candida Casa (9th Bp Christianus): on p. 98 a later hand inserts York, ending with Tunbertus, Johannes
98
Explicit:
Explicit Historia de gestis omnium regum anglorum post aduentum illorum in angliam et episcoporum et omnium episcopatuum tocius anglie post aduentum sancti augustini in angliam usque hodiernum diem id est usque ad annum post incarnationem Christi m. c. octogesimum VIII regnante glorioso rege henrico secundo. Angli saxones regnante marciano secundo uenerunt ad britanniam anno uidel. post passionem Christi ccccmo. xlo. septimo
4.
98-98
Gilbert of Limerick, De statu ecclesiae (prologue)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Prologus libelli Gillas episcopi Luwnicensis de usu ecclesiastico (Content authored by Nasmith)
98
(Gilbert of Limerick) Larger hand
98
Incipit:
Episcopis presbiteris tocius hibernie infimus presulum. Gille lumnicensis in Christo salutem. Rogatu necnon et precepto multorum ex uobis karissimi canonicalem consuetudinem in dicendis horis et peragendo tocius ecclesiastici ordinis officio scribere conatus sum etc.
98
Explicit:
sic ei uestris precibus adiutus una uobiscum spallere in celestibus ualere merear. Amen
98
Rubric:
Explicit prologus libelli Gille lumnicensis episcopi De usu ecclesiastico
The prologue and the tract are in Ff. 1. 27, pp. 239 - 42 (no. 16), and also in the Durham MS. B. II. 35. Printed by Ussher, Sylloge Epistolarum Hibernicarum, no. xxx. P. L. CLIX 995
5.
99-101
Letter of Theobald of tampes to Robert Bloet, Bishop of Lincoln (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Theobaldus Stampensis ad Robertum Lincoln, de confessione in ultimo (Content authored by Nasmith)
99
Rubric:
De confessione in ultimo Teobaldus Stampensis ad Robertum Lincolniensem Episcopum
99
Incipit:
De quibusdam in diuina pagina titubantibus
101
Explicit:
commimeatus (?) in puluerem redigatur
101
Rubric:
Explicit epistola de confessione in ultimis
See Mon. Germ. Hist. (Libelli de Lite III 603: by Boehmer, from Dachery's printed edition)
The text is interrupted on p. 100 by the frontispiece to no. 6
6.
100-108
Clement of Lanthony OSA, De sex alis cherubim(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Descriptio magistri Clementis [Lanthoniensis] prioris canonicorum regularium sanctas Mariae civitatis Claudiocestrias de sex alis et xxx pennis Cherubim (Content authored by Nasmith)
100
This page(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) is framed and has full-page drawing in coloured outline of a six-winged cherub with the wings and feathers inscribed with names of virtues etc. represented by them
101
Rubric:
Incipit descriptio prime ale cherubin
(name of author added xvi)
102
Incipit:
Prima ala confessio est
(cf. P. L. CCX 269)
108
Explicit:
in hac uita diligenter custodiat
108
Rubric:
Explicit descriptio magistri clementis prioris canonicorum regularium S. Marie ciuit. claudiocestrie de sex alis et xxxta pennis cherubin
7.
108-112
Clement of Lanthony OSA, De tribus in poenitentiae considerandis(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Idem de tribus in penitentia considerandis, scilicet compunctione, confessione, satisfactione (Content authored by Nasmith)
108
Rubric:
Incipit idem de tribus in penitentia considerandis, scilicet compunctione, confessione, satisfactione
108
Incipit:
De confessione superiori tractatu
112
Explicit:
minus uel parum peccantibus
8.
112-114
De quatuor generibus confessionis, et vera penitentia et humili confessione (Content authored by Nasmith)
Posterior hujus codicis pars, seculo xiv scripta, fuit olim monasterii Buriensis, in ea autem continentur(Content authored by Nasmith)
112
Incipit:
Qui uulneris alicuius corporei dolore laborat
114
Explicit:
exempli gratia dixisse sufficiat
114
Rubric:
Explicit sermo de quatuor generibus confessionis