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                                                                                                    Haenel 32.

Vellum, 91/4 x 65/8, ff. 77, 24 lines to a page.

Cent. xi, in a beautiful hand.                   2 fo. ix. De ordinatione or solum imitari.

Collation:

18 (wants 1) 28 (wants 1, 4, 5) 38-108 (6 canc.) 11? (two left).

Contents:

f. 1 is gone, except a small fragment.

f. 2 (1) begins with no. ix of the capitula to Sulp. Severus's Vita S. Martini.

Inc. Prologus II.

Plerique mortalium (P. L. XX. 159)

—dicere maluissem.

Expl. Prefatio.

Inc. Vita S. Martini Ep. et Confessoris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . f. 2 b

Igitur Martinus Sabbariae Pannoniarum oppido oriundus.

The initial is a full-length figure of St Martin in red outline with touches of green and blue nimbus

holding book and crosier (across him).

There are lacunae between chapters vii and x, xv and xxiii.

Ends f. 14 b : sed quicunque crediderit. Expl. lib. I.

Inc. Epistola Seueri ad Eusebium presb. postea Ep. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 b

Hesterna die cum adire

—sed probatum.

Expl. Ep. Seueri. Inc. alia eiusdem ad Aurelium diaconem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Postea quam a me—carta solacium.

Expl. Ep. Seueri ad Aur. Diaconum.

Inc. Ep. ad socrum suam Bassulam qualiter S. Martinus transierit . . . . . . . . . . .18

Sulpitius Seuerus Bassule—respicit te legentem.

Expl. Ep. Inc. Capitula Dialogi Seueri (18) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21

Expl. Capitulatio.

Inc. Prologus Seueri Sulpicii . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22

Cum in unum locum ego et Gallus

—ipse dicturus sum.

Inc. capitulatio Dialogi Seueri (14). Expl. capitula . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 b

Text. Quo primo igitur tempore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 b

—galli sponsione surreximus. Expl. lib. Tertius de uita S. Martini Ep.

Item capitulatio libri quarti . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 b

Text. Lucescit o galle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 b

—dolore discessum est.

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Inc. Ep. Gregorii Turonensis de transitu S. Martini . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..66

Archadio uero et honorio

—anni quadringenti duodecim computantur.

Item de transitu S. Martini . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67

Beatus autem seuerinus colonensis ciuitatis episcopus

—cum libro uite sue fuisse reuelatum.

Sermo S. Ambrosii de transitu S. Martini . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 b

Eo nanque tempore b. ambrosius cuius hodie flores eloquii

—simplicem possimus historiam explicare.

Item alius quando corpus eius translatum est . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

Opere pretium est enim etiam illud inserere lectioni

—silere nequimus.

(S. Perpetuus of Tours.)

Item Tiber S. Martini de Trinitate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69

Clemens trinitas est una diuinitas

—nunc et in immortalia sec. sec.

Inc. Versus in foribus primi celle S. Martini . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70

Venimus en istuc. hic nec personat heu

Uenimus en istuc. et crucis arma silent etc.

Item in cella.

Item in cella interiore. Item illic super locum lecti eius.

Item versus Basilice. (The top of f. 71 is gone with about 3 lines on each side.)

Item in introitu a parte occidentis super ostium historia picta viduae.

Super os(tium........ ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 b

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Item versus arcum abipsud (apsidis) in altare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72

Item circa tumulum ab uno latere. Item in alio latere.

Item desuper.

Item in absida.

Item incipit in memor. secur. rem. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 b

Quinque beatorum retinet domus ista coronas

(viz. John Baptist, Felix, Victor, Gervasius, Protasius).

Item incipit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

Depositione S. Martini iii idus nouembris pausauit in pace domini nocte media finit.

Basilica Martini abest ex ciuitate passus quingentos etc.—crede ut uiuas in eternum.

Inc. Vita S. et beatissimi Britii Ep. et Conf. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 b

Igitur post excessum b. Martini

—eustochius successit magnifice sanctitatis. prestante d. n. I. C. cui etc. in sec. sec. AMHN.

Expl. Gesta B. Martini et vita B. Britii.

This was followed by an inscription in black capitals now erased and incapable of revival.

ff. 74 b, 75 a blank.

Inc. Prefatio de vita S. Nicholai mirree ciuitatis Ep. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 b

Sicut omnis materies

—tutos fore letemur. Expl. pref. Inc. vita beatissimi Nicholai mirreorum Ep. (76 a).

Sancti Nicholai . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

Beatus igitur Nicholaus ex illustre prosapia.

Ends imperfectly f. 77 b. nec ultra in disciplina te agentes.

 

I suspect this of being a Canterbury book : but I cannot prove it.

© N.J.R. James

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