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Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, 303

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Decoration Description: 

Ink of the main text is black. Titles in red minuscule with red litterae notabiliores, and some red infilling of letter-forms within the text. Letters and titles placed in the margin by the scribe as guides for the miniator/rubricator have often been lost, though some are visible (pp. 68, 76, 327 and 341, for example).


pp. iir-v. A Parkerian Table of Contents occurs on p. iirv in two columns.

s. xvi: pp. 1-6/1 Hand of s. xvi has added 'Post Epiphania' to beginning of title, and 'Cap. 8' at the end. (pp.1-6.1)

There are some contemporary glosses (for which see individual items above).

There are also numerous later glosses, notes and marginalia in pencil and ink. pp. 220-22 are late thirteenth- or fourteenth-century ink glosses and annotations that demonstrate careful reading of this text (Feria III in Rogationibus).

  • At p. 220/27, 'senne' glosses 'leahter', 'prude' glosses 'ofermodignysse'.
  • At p. 222/22 , 'luxuria' glosses 'forlyr'.
  • At p. 220/21, a marginal note reads 'Eleemosina triplex'
  • p. 220/27, the marginal note 'septem capitalis peccata' occurs
  • p. 221/27, marginal note 'septem' p. 222/5, 'vana gloria' in the left margin glosses 'idelwuldor'
  • p. 222/21, 'virtutum ˥ viciorum conflictus' occurs in the left margin.
  • A series of dots, from one dot to seven, occurs beside the text at p. 220/21, 22, 23 and p. 221/8, 13, 19, 24, 31 and refers to the list of the seven sins in the OE text.

There are sixteenth-century glosses on pp. 21-22:

  • p. 21/22, 'desertum' glosses 'westene'
  • p. 21/25, 'tentator' glosses costnere
  • p. 21/27, 'pane' glosses 'hlafe'
  • p. 22/9, 'eternall' glosses 'ecan'
  • 'temporall' glosses 'hwilwændlicum'

Seventeenth- or early eighteenth-century glosses occur:

  • at p. 248/16, 'parabolam' glosses 'bigspell
  • 'baptist' glosses 'fulluhtere', with 'inde fuller' in the right margin.

A number of annotations and pencil markings are not visible on the microfiche. These are:

  • pencil Notae at pp. 252/28282/14;
  • and pencil capitula and vertical lines in the text at pp. 246, 247, 248 (probably by the same annotator of pp. 220-22). A name occurs in the bottom margin at p. 90, but is virtually impossible to interpret: perhaps 'Camillus de Nag''.
  • Grey pencil marks consisting of underlinings and rough crosses appear on pp. 150, 292, and 302-03, and may be the work of Abraham Wheloc, Cambridge University Librarian between 1629 and 1653.
Binding Description: 

Rebound in tan goatskin in 1956.

Accompanying Material: 

Added flyleaves of a printed edition of a Latin text at the beginning and the end of the manuscript.