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MS. 16 Cibus animae

Vellum, 10 1/2 x 7 1/8, ff. 87 + 5, 30 lines to a page.

Cent. xv, written in England, in a fine hand.

Belonged to Robert Hare, whose name is at each end.

Binding, blue morocco of cent. xviii (?) over the old boards, marks of

2 clasps traceable. Inside the cover is pasted a remarkable label, once

no doubt on the outside. It is inscribed in large letters, the first in red,

the rest in gold on a flourished ground, Cibus anime.

Collation:

a2 (+ 1) 1 stuck to cover 18-118 124 (+ 1) b2 2 stuck to cover.

In the cover are two leaves of a xivth cent. Law treatise beginning :

Cum humani iuris condicio semper in in... decurrat.

Contents:

1. Cibus animae (without title) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   f. 1
Dominus in euuangelio. Qui ex deo est uerba dei audit.

In 52 chapters ending: stultorum infinitus est numerus.

Expl. quoddam scriptum salutiferum de dei mandatis breuiter tractatum.

2. Inc. quedam exortacio bona quam (?) timor et spes faciunt pro salute

humana. De Consciencia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Cauenda est consciencia nimis larga.

In 62 chapters ending: uel separati a mundo ut sunt religiosi.

3. Contra supersticiosam intelligenciam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

Jeronimus. Beatus est qui diuinas scripturas legens.

Ecce nunc domine habes ante bonum et malum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

Septem uirtutes cardinales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 b

De quinque sensibus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  88

Notes from Jerome, Bernard, etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

Pater noster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 b

This worde that we Pater calle /Askes of us his chylder alle /

Luf and drede and obedyence /Seruyce honour and reuerence.

Theis are gostely ryches and virtuse of the soule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  88 b

De sortilegiis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  89
Que diuinacio sit prohibita

—sec. thomam in quadam questione de quolibet. Deo gratias.

In red . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 b

Orate pro animabus / Roberti et Thome / Et pro anima Henrici (Garton)

Peccata Britonum et causa deposicionis eorum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 b

Negligencia prelatorum etc. (2 1/2 lines).

Two ladders, those of Heaven and Hell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

Anima christiana ante peccatum ualde pulcra est etc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 b

(Aug. in quadam oracione.)

Now yf thu couet to know how it standes with thi sowle etc. . . . . . . . . . 92 b

Liber Roberti Hare precium xxd primo die Junii a. d. millmo quingentesimo

sexagesimo (92 b, 93 blank).

One page of English beginning and ending abruptly.

pinge be hym self alone bot alle the holy trinite wyrkes thee same.

On f. 94. 3 lines:

Inter baptists que tai natalia Christe

Quodquod apostolicum sit ieiunabile festum

Ad libitum reliqua sunt ieiunanda tenenda.

© N.J.R. James

 

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