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MS. 24 Stephanus Langton super xii Prophetas

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Vellum, 93/4 x 63/4, ff. 192, double columns of 49, 6o and 40 lines.

Several volumes, all of cent. xiii, in excellent hands.

On f. 1 is : Roberti Hare 1562.

Most probably from Christ Church Canterbury, but not hitherto identified in the catalogue.

Collation:

I. 110-410 58 (8 canc.?) 68-88 (7, 8 canc.). II. 98 106-136 148 (7, 8 canc.) 158 (6-8 canc.). III. 168-258 (23 paper leaves).

Contents :

I. Stephanus Langton super xii Prophetas

II.

III.

2 fo. ficientia rostra.

I. 1. Stephanus Langton super xii Prophetas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . f. 1

Inc. introitus ad moralem expositionem mag. Stephani Cant. Archiep. in xii prophetas.

Ossa duodecim prophetarum pullulant de loco suo.

Ends f. 47 b : sed sedebit ierusalem secura explicit.

2. In another hand,

Langton super Esaiam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

Visio ysaye etc. Ideo invocat velum et terram.

Ends f. 69 a : et nunquam submergitur.

f. 69 b blank.

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II. 3                                                                      2 fo. radicata.

Alphabetical Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70

Similitudinarium Willelmi de Monte . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 b

Ad declarandum in sermone quocunque propositum similitudines

undecunque deo donante collegimus etc.

Amor terrenus inuiscat animam.

Ends f. 85 b : diaboli est et non Christi.

Quire 10 (ff. 78-83) is palimpsest. The earlier writing a Benedictional in a fine

large hand of cent. viii—ix (?). Two lines are immediately legible, and a little

more might be made out. They are on f. 81 b lower margin, reversed.

Inc. incipiunt aliae benedic|tiones. benedictio domus noue.|

4. Table of chapters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  86

Prol. Ad edificacionem animarum intus uirtutibus.

  —studium et operam impendentes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 b

Inc. liber prouerbiorum excerptus a mag. Willelmo de Monte.

De amore et amicicia uera uel falsa.

Beda super tobiam. Sunt amici carne.

Ends (unfinished ?) on f. 101 a :

lam cras istud habet priami uel.

f. 101 b blank.

5. Table of chapters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  102

Numerale Willelmi de Monte . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102 b

Vnus dens.

Deus unus est. Contra apostolus ait Sunt multi domini etc.

Ends unfinished in the chapter de tribus deo gratis:

gloriosior apparebo, p. 107. Verso blank.

6. Speculum penitentis W. de Monte . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108

Capitula.

De agnitione peccatorum tractatum teximus penitenti perutilem cui nomen

imponimus speculum penitentis.

Ends f. 112. Ante sumpcionem eucharistie simbolum fidei reddat. Verso blank.

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III.         In an earlier type of hand.                        2 fo. humilitatem.

7. Inc. Prologus in actus et exilium Sancti (rubbed) Thome archiep.

et martyris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113

Honor et gloria beati martyris Thome per se satis elucescit.

Prologue ends: iter aperietur ad cetera que secuntur.

Incipiunt quedam ad explanationem subsequentium que

minus expresse in epistolis continentur.

Gloriosus dei martir Thomas.

Ends f. 118 b : et statutas in regno anglorum per(!)mulgaret.

Thome Cant. Archiep. Johannes Pictauiensis Ep. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 c

There are 167 epistles ending imperfectly, f. 192 b in one from John of Salisbury to Gerard la Pucelle.

 

The MS. was examined by Dr J. A. Giles in 1844 but apparently not by Dr J. C. Robertson. It is a fragment of the collection in five books made by Alan of Tewkesbury. See Robertson,Memorials for the History of Abp Becket (vols. II and V).

© N.J.R. James

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