Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, 188

Present Location
Shelfmark

188, pp. 61, 408

Contents
Date
Medieval Provenance

General Information

Ker

43

Gnuess/Lapidge

58

Summary

A manuscript of Ælfrich's Old English homilies, mostly from First Series, written in the first half of the eleventh century. The manuscript may be from Hereford but this is not certain.

It contains a scribble 'sawulf' on p. 61 and a Middle English annotation on p. 408. Ker 1957 dates the scribble 'sawulf' to the first half of the eleventh century but Stokes 2006 says none of the letter forms contraindicate the second half of the eleventh century (DigiPal). The annotation in Middle English is dated to the beginning of the thirteenth century (Ker 1957).

Digital Surrogate:

Manuscript Items

Item: p. 61

Title: scribble in margin

Text: sawulf

Date: s. xi

Bibliography:

Ker 1957

Stokes 2006

 

Title: p. 408

Title: Middle English marginal annotation

Text: þine mot ihc gon mayde sweete | lef wine mot hi

Date: s. xiiiin

Bibliography:

Ker 1957

Laing 1993

 


Object Description

Form

Codex

Support

Parchment

Extent

280 x 170 mm

Foliation/Pagination

Foliated

Collation

5 flyleaves replacing one quire gone | II(8)-IIII(8) | V(8)-XXI(8) (no. XV missing) XXII(8) (1-3 cut out and replaced in cent. xvi) XXIII(8)-XXX(8) (from Parker on the Web)


Hand Description


Additional Information

Surrogates

Digital surrogate available at https://parker.stanford.edu/parker/catalog/cg474kk2275 (accessed 27 July 2018)


History

Bibliography

Laing, Margaret, Catalogue of Sources for a Linguistic Atlas of Early Medieval English (Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 1993), p. 22

Stokes, P., 'English Vernacular Script, ca 990–ca 1035', 2 vols. (unpublished PhD dissertation, University of Cambridge, 2006)

Ker, N. R., Catalogue of Manuscripts Containing Anglo-Saxon (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1957; repr. 1990)