Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, 198

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198

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Ker

48

Gnuess/Lapidge

64

Summary

A volume of homilies, consisting of sequentially arranged set of texts, written in the early eleventh-century, with additions in contemporary hands and hands of s. xi2. The Tremulous Hand makes numerous interventions, beginning with extensive additions to the original Table of Contents at fol. iii. Fols 321-27, 367-77 contain three homilies added in s. xi2: Items 5661 and 62. See also Item 55 for later addition.

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  1. Itemfols 1r-7r

     

    • Title (B.3.2.1): Anonymous Homilies, Homilies for Specified Occasions, Temporale: Christmas

      Rubric (initial): (fol. 1r) Sermo in natale domini

      Incipit(fol. 1r) Þæt halige godspell be ðære hean medomnysse

      Explicit(fol. 7r) ond rixiað to ƿidan ealdre. amen.

      Bibliography:

      Ker 1957, item 48

      Förster 1932, p. 107

         

    • Itemfols 7r-12v

       

      • Title (B.1.1.4): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Stephen

        Rubric (initial): (fol. 7r) In nativitate Sancti Stephani protomartyris

        Incipit(fol. 7r) Ƿe rædað on ðære bec

        Explicit(fol. 12v) Nu to dæg hi underfengon stephanumblissiende on heora geferædenne mid þam he ƿuldrað ond blissað a on ecnysse. amen.

        Bibliography:

        Ker 1957, item 48

           

      • Itemfols 12v-21r

         

        • Title (B.1.1.5): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Assumption of St John

          Rubric (initial): (fol. 12v) In assumptione sancti iohannis apostoli

          Incipit(fol. 12v) Iohannes se godspellere cristes dyrling

          Explicit(fol. 21r) þæs him getiðað drihten crist þam is ƿurðmynt ond ƿuldor mid fæder ond mid sunu ond mid halgum gaste a buton ende. Amen.

          Bibliography:

          Ker 1957, item 48

          Thorpe 1844, p. 58

          Sweet 1876, p. 79

             

        • Itemfols 21r-27v

           

          • Title (B.1.1.6): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Innocents

            Rubric (initial): (fol. 21r) V. kalendas Ianuarias In nataleinnocentum

            Incipit(fol. 21r) Nu to dæg godes gelaðung

            Explicit(fol. 27v) ond singað þone niƿan lof sang þamælmihtigum gode to ƿurðmynte se ðe leofað ond rixað a buton ende. Amen.

            Bibliography:

            Ker 1957, item 48

            Thorpe 1844, p. 76

            Sweet 1876, p. 90

               

          • Itemfols 27v-34v

             

            • Title (B.1.1.7): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Circumcision

              Rubric (initial): (fol. 27v) Kalendis IanuariisCircumcisio domini

              Incipit(fol. 27v) Se godspellere lucas be leac

              Explicit(fol. 34v) Sy him ƿuldor ond lof a on ecnysse. Amen.

              Bibliography:

              Ker 1957, item 48

              Thorpe 1844, p. 90

                 

            • Itemfols 34v-43v

               

              • Title (B.1.1.8): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Epiphany

                Rubric (initial): (fol. 34v) In epiphania domini

                Incipit(fol. 34v) Men ða leofestan nu for feaƿum dagum

                Explicit(fol. 43v) ond rixiað mid fæder ond halgumgaste on ealra ƿorulda ƿoruld. Amen.

                Bibliography:

                Ker 1957, item 48

                Thorpe 1844, p. 104

                   

              • Itemfols 43v-47r

                 

                • Title (B.3.2.2): Anonymous Homilies, Homilies for Specified Occasions, Temporale: First Sunday after Epiphany

                  Rubric (initial): (fol. 43v) Dominica I post Theophania domini

                  Incipit(fol. 44r) Monað us ond mengað

                  Explicit(fol. 47r) ond rixiat mid fæder ond mid halgumgaste a to ƿidan feore. Amen.

                  Bibliography:

                  Ker 1957, item 48

                  Förster 1932, p. 149

                     

                • Itemfols 47r-57v

                   

                  • Title (B.1.2.5): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Second Sunday after Epiphany

                    Rubric (initial): (fol. 47r) Dominica II post Theophania domini

                    Incipit (Latin): (fol. 47r) Nuptie facte

                    Incipit(fol. 47r) Iohannes se godspellere cƿæð

                    Explicit(fol. 57v) ond rixiað mid fæder ond mid sunu ond id þam halgan gaste in eallra ƿorulda ƿoruld a buton ende. Amen.

                    Bibliography:

                    Ker 1957, item 48

                    Thorpe 1844, p. 54

                       

                  • Itemfols 57v-64v

                     

                    • Title (B.1.1.9): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: The Third Sunday after Epiphany

                      Rubric (initial): (fol. 57v) Dominica III post Theophania

                      Incipit (Latin): (fol. 57v) Cum dscendissed

                      Incipit(fol. 57v) Matheus se eadiga godspellere

                      Explicit(fol. 64v) þæt hi synt ðry onhadum ond on namum ond an god on anre godcyndnysse æfre ƿuniende buton anginne ond ende. Amen.

                      Bibliography:

                      Ker 1957, item 48

                      Thorpe 1844, p. 120

                         

                    • Itemfols 64v-73r

                       

                      • Title (B.1.1.10): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Purification

                        Rubric (initial): (fol. 64v) IIII Nonus Februarias In purificatione Sancte Marie

                        Incipit(fol. 64v) God bebead on ðære ealdan ae

                        Explicit(fol. 73r) Ge þe leofað ond rixað a buton ende. Amen.

                        Bibliography:

                        Ker 1957, item 48

                        Thorpe 1844, p. 134

                           

                      • Itemfols 73r-81r

                         

                        • Title (B.1.2.10): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Gregory

                          Rubric (initial): (fol. 73r) IIII Idus In natale SanctiGregorii pape

                          Incipit(fol. 73r) Gregorius se halga papa engliscre þeode apostol

                          Explicit(fol. 81r) ond syððan onðisum dæge geƿat to ðam ecan setle heofonan rices on ðam he leofað mid gode ælmihtigum a on ecnysse. Amen.

                          Bibliography:

                          Ker 1957, item 48

                          Thorpe 1844, p. 116

                             

                        • Itemfols 81r-90r

                           

                          • Title (B.1.2.11): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Cuthbert

                            Rubric (initial): (fol. 81r) XIII kalendas aprili in nataleSancti Cuhtberhti Episcopi

                            Incipit(fol. 81r) Cuðberhtus se halga bisceop

                            Explicit(fol. 90r) Sy ƿuldor ond lof ðam ƿe legan drihtne se ðe his gecorenan sƿa cystelice ƿurðað æfter deadlicum life mid him libbendum a on ecnysse ealra ƿorulda ƿoruld. Amen.

                            Bibliography:

                            Ker 1957, item 48

                            Thorpe 1844, p. 132

                               

                          • Itemfols 90r-103v

                             

                            • Title (B.1.2.12): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Benedict

                              Rubric (initial): (fol. 90r) In natale Sancti Benedicti Abbatis

                              Incipit(fol. 90r) Benedictus se halga abbud

                              Explicit(fol. 103v) Sy him simle ƿuldor ond lof a on ecnysse mid eallum his halgum se ðe ana is unasæcgendlic god. Amen.

                              Bibliography:

                              Ker 1957, item 48

                              Thorpe 1844, p. 154

                                 

                            • Itemfols 103v-10r

                               

                              • Title (B.1.1.14): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Annunciation

                                Rubric (initial): (fol. 103v) In adnuntiatione Sancte Marie

                                Incipit(fol. 104r) Ure se ælmihtiga scyppend

                                Explicit(fol. 110r) ond mid ðam halgum gaste a on ecnysse. Amen.

                                Bibliography:

                                Ker 1957, item 48

                                Thorpe 1844, p. 192

                                   

                              • Itemfols 110r-17r

                                 

                                • Title (B.1.2.6): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Septuagesima

                                  Rubric (initial): (fol. 110r) Dominica in septuagessima

                                  Incipit (Latin): (fol. 110r) Simile est regnum

                                  Incipit(fol. 110r) Se hælend cƿæð þæt heofonan rice

                                  Incipit(fol. 115v) Ƿe ƿillað eoƿ secgan

                                  Explicit(fol. 117r) on ðam ƿe him singað ecelice alleluan buton gesƿince. Amen

                                  Bibliography:

                                  Ker 1957, item 48

                                  Thorpe 1844, p. 72 and p. 84

                                     

                                • Itemfols 117r-22v

                                   

                                  • Title (B.1.2.7): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Sexagesima

                                    Rubric (initial): (fol. 117r) Dominica in sexagessima

                                    Incipit (Latin): (fol. 117r) Cum turba plurima

                                    Incipit(fol. 117r) On sume tide ða ða micel meniu

                                    Explicit(fol. 122v) ond his halgum þæt ece lif habban moton on ealra ƿorulda ƿoruld. Amen.

                                    Bibliography:

                                    Ker 1957, item 48

                                    Thorpe 1844, p. 88

                                       

                                  • Itemfols 122v-28v

                                     

                                    • Title (B.1.1.11): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Quinquagesima

                                      Rubric (initial): (fol. 122v) Dominica in quinquagessima

                                      Incipit (Latin): (fol. 122v) Assumpsit Iesus

                                      Incipit(fol. 122v) Her is geræd on ðisum godspelle

                                      Explicit(fol. 128v) þæt is eall folc þe þæt geseah herede god se ðe leofað ond rixað a buton ende. Amen.

                                      Bibliography:

                                      Ker 1957, item 48

                                      Thorpe 1844, p. 152

                                         

                                    • Itemfols 128v-32v

                                       

                                      • Title (B.1.2.8): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: First Sunday in Lent

                                        Rubric (initial): (fol. 128v) Dominica in quadragessima

                                        Incipit(fol. 128v) Men ða leofostan eoƿ eallum is cuð

                                        Explicit(fol. 132v) mid ðam hi libbað ond rixiað onlic homan ond on saƿle on eallra ƿorulda ƿoruld a buton ende. Amen.

                                        Bibliography:

                                        Ker 1957, item 48

                                        Thorpe 1844, p. 98

                                           

                                      • Itemfols 132v-37r

                                         

                                        • Title (B.3.2.11): Anonymous Homilies, Homilies for Specified Occasions, Temporale: Second Sunday in Lent

                                          Rubric (initial): (fol. 132v) Dominica II quadragessima

                                          Incipit(fol. 132v) Men ða leofestan ic cyðe eoƿ þæt ðreo ðing

                                          Explicit(fol. 137r) þas ðing us gedefenað gefyllan mid ðæs fultume þe mid fæder ond mid sunu ond mid ðam halgum gaste leofað ond rixað þurh ealra ƿorulda ƿoruld a buton ende. Amen.

                                          Bibliography:

                                          Ker 1957, item 48

                                          Förster 1932, p. 53

                                             

                                        • Itemfols 137r-40v

                                           

                                          • Title (B.3.2.13): Anonymous Homilies, Homilies for Specified Occasions, Temporale: Third Sunday in Lent

                                            Rubric (initial): (fol. 137r) Dominica III in xl

                                            Incipit(fol. 137r) Geherað nu men ða leofostan hu ðas halgan bec

                                            Explicit(fol. 140v) þæt hi moton æfter ðam æriste habban þæt ece lif on neorxnaƿanges gefean mid fæder ond mid sunu ond mid ðam halgan gaste on ealra ƿorulda ƿoruld a buton ende. Amen.

                                            Bibliography:

                                            Ker 1957, item 48

                                            Assmann 1889, p. 138

                                               

                                          • Itemfols 140v-45r

                                             

                                            • Title (B.3.2.15): Anonymous Homilies, Homilies for Specified Occasions, Temporale: Fourth Sunday in Lent

                                              Rubric (initial): (fol. 140v) Dominica IIII in xl

                                              Incipit(fol. 140v) Men ða leofestan ƿe ƿillað her sprecan feaƿum ƿordum

                                              Explicit(fol. 145r) ac ðær habbað ealle halige fulfremede lufe ond fullfremedne ƿillan mid fæder ondmid sunu ond mid halgum gaste. Amen.

                                              Bibliography:

                                              Ker 1957, item 48

                                              Belfour 1909, p. 50

                                                 

                                            • Itemfols 145r-49v

                                               

                                              • Title (B.3.2.16): Anonymous Homilies, Homilies for Specified Occasions, Temporale: Fifth Sunday in Lent

                                                Rubric (initial): (fol. 145r) Dominica V. in xl

                                                Incipit(fol. 145r) Men ða leofestan us is on ælcne sæl geornlice

                                                Explicit(fol. 149v) þæt he on fo þære ecan mede on heofonan rice þa us gegearƿig se drihten þe mid fæder ond mid sunu ond mid þam halgum gaste leofað ondrixað on ecnysse a buton ende. Amen.

                                                Bibliography:

                                                Ker 1957, item 48

                                                Assmann 1889, p. 144

                                                   

                                              • Itemfols 160r-66v

                                                 

                                                • Title (B.3.2.18): Anonymous Homilies, Homilies for Specified Occasions, Temporale: Palm Sunday

                                                  Rubric (initial): (fol. 160r) Passio domini In ramis palmarum

                                                  Incipit (Latin): (fol. 160r) Passio domini nostri IesuChristi secundum Matheum

                                                  Incipit(fol. 160r) Men ða leofestan þis is ures drhitnes þroƿung

                                                  Explicit(fol. 166v) ond rixað mid fæder ond mid sunu ond mid ðam halgum gastes a in ealra ƿorulda ƿoruld soðlice buton ende. Amen.

                                                  Bibliography:

                                                  Ker 1957, item 48

                                                     

                                                • Itemfols 166v-74v

                                                   

                                                  • Title (B.3.2.22): Anonymous Homilies, Homilies for Specified Occasions, Temporale: In Cena Domini

                                                    Rubric (initial): (fol. 166v) Feria quinta in cena domini

                                                    Incipit (Latin): (fol. 166v) De huius diei ueneratione et de domini misericordia in memoria aetene iohannes euangelista uenera

                                                    Incipit(fol. 166v) Sægeð on ðisum bocum be ðære arƿurðnesse

                                                    Explicit(fol. 174v) God us gefultumige þæt ƿe to himbecuman moton se ðe leofað ond rixað a on ecnysse. Amen.

                                                    Bibliography:

                                                    Ker 1957, item 48

                                                    Assmann 1889, p. 151

                                                       

                                                  • Itemfols 174v-86v

                                                     

                                                    • Title (B.3.2.24): Anonymous Homilies, Homilies for Specified Occasions, Temporale: In Parasceve

                                                      Rubric (initial): (fol. 174v) Feria VI in parasceuen

                                                      Incipit(fol. 174v) Hƿæt se ælmihtiga drihten

                                                      Explicit(fol. 186v) his sylfes naman to ƿuldrienne ondto hergenne on ecum gefean ond on ecere engidnysse þurh eallra ƿurulda ƿoruld a buton ende. Amen.

                                                      Bibliography:

                                                      Ker 1957, item 48

                                                      Förster 1932, pp. 1-42 and p. 197

                                                         

                                                    • Itemfols 186v-96v

                                                       

                                                      • Title (B.3.2.25): Anonymous Homilies, Homilies for Specified Occasions, Temporale: De Sabbato Sancto

                                                        Rubric (initial): (fol. 186v) De sabbato sancto

                                                        Incipit(fol. 186v) Men ða leofestan ƿe magon hƿilcum hƿega ƿordum

                                                        Explicit(fol. 196v) ond seo ðanc ƿurþere herenys a buton ende mealra ƿorulda ƿorulda. Amen.

                                                        Bibliography:

                                                        Ker 1957, item 48

                                                           

                                                      • Itemfols 196v-202r

                                                         

                                                        • Title (B.1.1.17): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Easter

                                                          Rubric (initial): (fol. 196v) Dominica in die Sancte pasce

                                                          Incipit(fol. 196v) Oft ge gehydron ymbe þæs hælendes ærist

                                                          Explicit(fol. 202r) ond rixað mid þam ælmihtigum fæder ond ðam halgum gaste nu on ecnysse. Amen.

                                                          Bibliography:

                                                          Ker 1957, item 48

                                                          Thorpe 1844, p. 220

                                                             

                                                        • Itemfols 202r-06v

                                                           

                                                          • Title (B.1.1.18): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: First Sunday after Easter

                                                            Rubric (initial): (fol. 202r) Dominica I post pascha

                                                            Incipit(fol. 202r) Æfter þæs hælendes æriste

                                                            Explicit(fol. 206v) ond beoð cuðe geðaðe ær cuðe ƿæron geðaðe uncuðe ƿæron ƿuniende on broðor licre lufe mid gode aon ecnysse. Amen.

                                                            Bibliography:

                                                            Ker 1957, item 48

                                                            Thorpe 1844, p. 230

                                                               

                                                          • Itemfols 206v-09r

                                                             

                                                            • Title (B.1.1.19): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Second Sunday after Easter

                                                              Rubric (initial): (fol. 206v) Dominica II post pascha

                                                              Incipit(fol. 206v) Ðis godspell þe nu geræd ƿæs cyð

                                                              Explicit(fol. 209r) ond rixað mid fæder ond mid ðam halgum gaste a on ecnysse. Amen.

                                                              Bibliography:

                                                              Ker 1957, item 48

                                                              Thorpe 1844, p. 238

                                                                 

                                                            • Itemfols 209r-13r

                                                               

                                                              • Title (B.1.2.21): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Philip and James

                                                                Rubric (initial): (fol. 209r) Kalendis maiis in natale apostolorum Philippi et Iacobi

                                                                Incipit(fol. 209r) Philippus se godes apostol

                                                                Incipit(fol. 211r) Ƿe ƿurðiað eac

                                                                Explicit(fol. 213r) Se ðe ana rixað on ecnysse god. Amen.

                                                                Bibliography:

                                                                Ker 1957, item 48

                                                                Thorpe 1844, p. 294 an p. 298

                                                                   

                                                              • Itemfols 213r-15r

                                                                 

                                                                • Title (B.1.2.22): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Invention of the Cross

                                                                  Rubric (initial): (fol. 213r) v. Nonas kalendas Mai inuentio Sancte crucis

                                                                  Incipit(fol. 213r) Men ða leofestan nu to dæg ƿe ƿurðiað þære halgan rode

                                                                  Explicit(fol. 215r) ƿe hi ƿurðiað afor ƿurðynte cristes se ðe us alysde mid lufe þurh hi þæs ƿe him ðanciað simle on life. Amen.

                                                                  Bibliography:

                                                                  Ker 1957, item 48

                                                                  Thorpe 1844, p. 302

                                                                     

                                                                • Itemfols 215r-17v

                                                                   

                                                                  • Title (B.1.2.18): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Easter

                                                                    Rubric (initial): (fol. 215r) Eodem die passio alexandri ueuenti et ðeodoli

                                                                    Incipit(fol. 215r) On ðisum dæge þroƿode

                                                                    Explicit(fol. 217v) Sy ðam ælmihtigan lof se ðe ana rixað a on ecnysse god. Amen.

                                                                    Bibliography:

                                                                    Ker 1957, item 48

                                                                    Thorpe 1844, p. 308

                                                                       

                                                                  • Itemfols 218r-26r

                                                                     

                                                                    • Title (B.1.2.18.1.EM): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Easter [second part]

                                                                      Title (manuscript): In die Sancto pasce

                                                                      Incipit: Men ða leofostan gelome eow is gesæd

                                                                      Text Language: English

                                                                      Bibliography:

                                                                      Ker 1957, item 48

                                                                         

                                                                    • Itemfols 226r-28v

                                                                       

                                                                      • Title (B.1.2.19): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Easter

                                                                        Title (manuscript): Item alia de Sancto pasce

                                                                        Incipit: Hit is swiðe gedafenlic

                                                                        Text Language: English

                                                                        Bibliography:

                                                                        Ker 1957, item 48

                                                                           

                                                                      • Itemfols 228v-31v

                                                                         

                                                                        • Title (B.1.2.20): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Wednesday in Easter Week

                                                                          Title (manuscript): Alia de Sancte pasce

                                                                          Incipit: Gelome æteowde

                                                                          Text Language: English

                                                                          Bibliography:

                                                                          Ker 1957, item 48

                                                                             

                                                                        • Itemfols 231v-36v

                                                                           

                                                                          • Title (B.1.2.46): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Martyrs

                                                                            Title (manuscript): In natale Sanctorum Martyrum

                                                                            Incipit: Cum audieritis ... Se hælende forsæde

                                                                            Text Language: English

                                                                            Bibliography:

                                                                            Ker 1957, item 48

                                                                               

                                                                          • Itemfols 236v-40v

                                                                             

                                                                            • Title (B.1.2.47): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Confessor

                                                                              Title (manuscript): In natale unius confessoris

                                                                              Incipit: Homo quidam peregre ... Ure drihten sæde þis bispel

                                                                              Text Language: English

                                                                              Bibliography:

                                                                              Ker 1957, item 48

                                                                                 

                                                                            • Itemfols 242v-47v

                                                                               

                                                                              • Title (B.1.2.48): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Virgins

                                                                                Title (manuscript): In natale Sanctarum uirginum

                                                                                Incipit: Simile est regnum celorum decem uirginibus ... Se hælende sæde geomlice bigspell

                                                                                Text Language: English

                                                                                Bibliography:

                                                                                Ker 1957, item 48

                                                                                   

                                                                              • Itemfols 248r-53v

                                                                                 

                                                                                • Title (B.1.1.23): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Ascension

                                                                                  Rubric (initial): (fol. 248r) In ascensione domini

                                                                                  Incipit(fol. 248r) Lucas se godspellere us monade

                                                                                  Explicit(fol. 253v) ond rixað mid þam ælmihtigumfæder ond þam halgan gaste a on ecnysse. Amen.

                                                                                  Bibliography:

                                                                                  Ker 1957, item 48

                                                                                  Thorpe 1844, p. 294

                                                                                     

                                                                                • Itemfols 253v-59v

                                                                                   

                                                                                  • Title (B.1.1.24): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Pentecost

                                                                                    Rubric (initial): (fol. 253v) In die pentecosten

                                                                                    Incipit(fol. 253v) Fram þam halgan easterlican dæge

                                                                                    Explicit(fol. 259v) þæt se ælmihtiga ƿealdend himsænde þa seofon fealdan gife his gastes se ðe leofað ondrixað a buton ende. Amen.

                                                                                    Bibliography:

                                                                                    Ker 1957, item 48

                                                                                    Thorpe 1844, p. 310

                                                                                       

                                                                                  • Itemfols 259v-63v

                                                                                     

                                                                                    • Title (B.1.1.25): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Second Sunday after Pentecost

                                                                                      Rubric (initial): (fol. 259v) Dominica I post octavas pentecosten

                                                                                      Incipit (Latin): (fol. 259v) Homo quidam erat diues

                                                                                      Incipit(fol. 259v) Se ƿealdenda drihten sæde

                                                                                      Explicit(fol. 263v) Se ðe leofað ond rixað on ecnysse mid þam ælmihtigan fæder ond ond þam halgan gaste hi þry on anre godcundnysse ƿunigende buton anginne ond ende a to ƿeorulde. Amen.

                                                                                      Bibliography:

                                                                                      Ker 1957, item 48

                                                                                      Thorpe 1844, p,328

                                                                                         

                                                                                    • Itemfols 263v-66r

                                                                                       

                                                                                      • Title (B.1.2.29): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Third Sunday after Pentecost

                                                                                        Rubric (initial): (fol. 263v) Dominica II post octavas pentecosten

                                                                                        Incipit (Latin): (fol. 263v) Homo quidam fecit cenammagnam et reliqua

                                                                                        Incipit(fol. 263v) Se hælend sæde þis bigspell

                                                                                        Explicit(fol. 266r) Uton biddan þone ælmihtigan drihtenþæt he us gebringe to his ecan gebeorscipe se ðe ðurh his tocyme þær to gelaðode.

                                                                                        Bibliography:

                                                                                        Ker 1957, item 48

                                                                                        Thorpe 1844, p. 370

                                                                                           

                                                                                      • Itemfols 266r-67v

                                                                                         

                                                                                        • Title (B.1.2.30): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Third Sunday after Pentecost: alia narratio

                                                                                          Rubric (initial):

                                                                                          Incipit(fol. 266r) Mine gebroðra ƿe ƿillað sume cristes rinda eoƿ gereccan

                                                                                          Explicit(fol. 267v) ond gode geðeon þurh godre geheald sumnysse; þam sy ƿuldor ond ƿurðmynt a to ƿorulde. Amen.

                                                                                          Bibliography:

                                                                                          Ker 1957, item 48

                                                                                          Thorpe 1844, p. 378

                                                                                             

                                                                                        • Itemfols 267v-73r

                                                                                           

                                                                                          • Title (B.1.1.27): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: John the Baptist

                                                                                            Rubric (initial): (fol. 267v) VIII kalendas Iulii natifitas Sancti Iohannis Baptista

                                                                                            Incipit(fol. 267v) Se godspellere lucas aƿrat on cristes bec

                                                                                            Explicit(fol. 273r) ond to þam ecan gelæde þam sy ƿuldor ond lof mid fæder ond halgum gaste a on ecnysse. Amen.

                                                                                            Bibliography:

                                                                                            Ker 1957, item 48

                                                                                            Thorpe 1844, p. 350

                                                                                               

                                                                                          • Itemfols 273r-74v

                                                                                             

                                                                                            • Title (B.1.2.31): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Peter and Paul

                                                                                              Rubric (initial): (fol. 273r) III kalendas Iulii in natale Sancti petri apostoli

                                                                                              Incipit(fol. 273r) Lucas se gospellere us sæde on ðissere pistol

                                                                                              Explicit(fol. 274v) Næs sƿa ðeah þis gedon onðisumandƿeardum dæge ac ƿe hit healdað on ðære nihte ðe gehatað hlafmæsse.

                                                                                              Bibliography:

                                                                                              Ker 1957, item 48

                                                                                              Thorpe 1844, p. 380

                                                                                                 

                                                                                            • Itemfols 274v-78v

                                                                                               

                                                                                              • Title (B.1.1.28.1): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Passion of Peter and Paul

                                                                                                Rubric (initial): (fol. 274v) Item alia de petre

                                                                                                Incipit(fol. 274v) Matheus se godspellere aƿrat

                                                                                                Explicit(fol. 278v) Sy him ƿuldor ond lof on ealra ƿoruld aƿoruld a to ƿidan feore. Amen.

                                                                                                Bibliography:

                                                                                                Ker 1957, item 48

                                                                                                 

                                                                                            • Itemfols 278v-81r

                                                                                               

                                                                                              • Title (B.1.1.28): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Peter and Paul

                                                                                                Rubric (initial): (fol. 278v) III kalendas Iulii in natale Sancte petri apostoli. Hoc est euangelium

                                                                                                Incipit (Latin): (fol. 278v) Venit Iesu in partes

                                                                                                Incipit(fol. 278v) Matheus se godspellere

                                                                                                Explicit(fol. 281r) þæt sƿa hƿa sƿa oð scyt framannesse ðæs geleafan þe petrus ða andette cristes þæthim ne bið getiðod naðor ne synna forgifenes ne infer þæs heofonlican rices.

                                                                                                Bibliography:

                                                                                                Ker 1957, item 48

                                                                                                Thorpe 1844, p. 364

                                                                                                   

                                                                                              • Itemfols 281r-86r

                                                                                                 

                                                                                                • Title (B.1.2.31.1.EM): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Peter and Paul [second part]

                                                                                                  Rubric (initial): (fol. 281r) Passio Apostolorum petri etpauli

                                                                                                  Incipit(fol. 281r) Ƿe ƿillað æfter ðisum godspelle eoƿ gereccan

                                                                                                  Explicit(fol. 286r) Cuð is geond eallum leodscipum þætfela ƿundra gelumpen æt þæra apostola byrgenum ðurh ðæs hælendes tyðe þam sy ƿuldor ond lof a on ecnysse. Amen.

                                                                                                  Bibliography:

                                                                                                  Ker 1957, item 48

                                                                                                  Thorpe 1844, p. 370

                                                                                                     

                                                                                                • Itemfols 286r-91v

                                                                                                   

                                                                                                  • Title (B.1.1.29): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Paul

                                                                                                    Rubric (initial): (fol. 286r) II kalendas Iulii In natale Sancti Pauli apostoli

                                                                                                    Incipit(fol. 286r) Godes gelaðung ƿurðað

                                                                                                    Explicit(fol. 291v) sy lof þam ƿel ƿillendan drihtne ealra his ƿelena a onetnysse. Amen.

                                                                                                    Bibliography:

                                                                                                    Ker 1957, item 48

                                                                                                    Thorpe 1844, p. 384

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                  • Itemfols 291v-95r

                                                                                                     

                                                                                                    • Title (B.1.2.34): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: James and the Seven Sleepers

                                                                                                      Rubric (initial): (fol. 291v) passio natale sancti iacobi apostoli

                                                                                                      Incipit(fol. 291v) On þisum dæge ƿe ƿurþiaþ on urum lofsangum

                                                                                                      Explicit(fol. 295r) ond ƿurðmynt on ealra ƿorulda ƿoruld. Amen.

                                                                                                      Bibliography:

                                                                                                      Ker 1957, item 48

                                                                                                      Thorpe 1844, p. 412

                                                                                                         

                                                                                                    • Itemfols 295r-98v

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      • Title (B.1.3.16): Ælfric, Third Series of Homilies [Lives of Saints]: Saint Mark

                                                                                                        Rubric (initial): (fol. 295r) De quarta euangelistas matheus marcus lucas iohannes

                                                                                                        Incipit(fol. 295r) Marcus se godspellere be godes dihte for to egypta lande

                                                                                                        Explicit(fol. 298v) Ƿe endiað þus ðas gesetnysse her ondsyþam ƿel ƿillendan hælende a ƿuldor ond lof buton ælcum ende on ecnysse. Amen.

                                                                                                        Bibliography:

                                                                                                        Ker 1957, item 48

                                                                                                        Skeat 1881, p. 116

                                                                                                           

                                                                                                      • Itemfols 298v-306v

                                                                                                         

                                                                                                        • Title (B.1.3.6): Ælfric, Third Series of Homilies [Lives of Saints]: Saint Sebastian

                                                                                                          Rubric (initial): (fol. 298v) XIII kalendas februarii passio sancti sebastiani martyris

                                                                                                          Incipit(fol. 298v) Sebastinus hatte sum halig godes þegen

                                                                                                          Explicit(fol. 306v) se þe geƿealt ealle þinc rixigende á á on ecnysse eces ƿuldres cyning. Amen.

                                                                                                          Bibliography:

                                                                                                          Ker 1957, item 48

                                                                                                          Thorpe 1844Skeat 1881, p. 116

                                                                                                             

                                                                                                        • Itemfols 306v-11v

                                                                                                           

                                                                                                          • Title (B.1.1.12): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: First Sunday in Lent

                                                                                                            Rubric (initial): (fol. 306v) Dominica in quadragessimo iii

                                                                                                            Incipit (Latin): (fol. 306v) Ductus est iesus

                                                                                                            Incipit(fol. 306v) Ic ƿolde eoƿ trahnian

                                                                                                            Explicit(fol. 311v) se þe leofað ond rixað a butan ende on ecnysse. Amen.

                                                                                                            Bibliography:

                                                                                                            Ker 1957, item 48

                                                                                                            Thorpe 1844, p. 166

                                                                                                               

                                                                                                          • Itemfols 311v-16r

                                                                                                             

                                                                                                            • Title (B.1.9.7): Ælfric: Admonitions in Lent

                                                                                                               

                                                                                                              Title (B.3.4.20): Anonymous Homilies [for unspecified occasions, published]: Morris 1874-80, Blickling homily no. 10

                                                                                                              Rubric (initial): (fol. 311v) Incipit de penitentia in quadragessima

                                                                                                              Incipit(fol. 311v) Læƿedum mannum is to ƿitne þæt ælc man

                                                                                                              Explicit(fol. 316r) Sy lof se lyfað ond rixað in ealra ƿoruld a ƿoruld a butan ende on ecnysse. Amen.

                                                                                                              Bibliography:

                                                                                                              Ker 1957, item 48

                                                                                                              Thorpe 1844, p. 602-08

                                                                                                              Morris1874-80, pp. 111-14

                                                                                                              Napier 1883

                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                            • Itemfols 316r-21r

                                                                                                               

                                                                                                              • Title (B.1.4.4): Ælfric, Homilies of Ælfric: Dominica III in Quadragesima

                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                Title (B.3.4.20): THIS PROBABLY NEEDS DELETING

                                                                                                                Rubric (initial): (fol. 316r) Dominica III in quadgragesima

                                                                                                                Incipit (Latin): (fol. 316r) Erat ihesus eiciens

                                                                                                                Incipit(fol. 316r) On þære mærran tide

                                                                                                                Explicit(fol. 321r) Uton herian urne drihten ond þæthalige ge healdan þæs us ge unne se ælmihtiga ƿealdend se þe a rixað a on ecnysse. Amen.

                                                                                                                Addition(fol. 321/23-26) þis is þæt boc þæt ic Ulf h[...]ba tale(?) ƿiþ(?) ilce mann on scyr ond clænne(?) mis min f(?)æg me to handa. Crist eoƿ h[ealde]

                                                                                                                Date: s. xiin; the addition in s. xi2.

                                                                                                                Note: According to Ker, the addition is on two lines immediately after the end of the homily in a hand of s. xi2.They are over an erasure of three lines of earlier writing. The form suggests a charter.

                                                                                                                Bibliography:

                                                                                                                Ker 1957, item 48

                                                                                                                Müller 1835, p. 19

                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                              • Itemfols 321v-27v

                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                • Title (B.1.1.33): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Bartholomew

                                                                                                                  Title (manuscript): De Sancto bartholomeo

                                                                                                                  Rubric (initial): (fol. 321v) de sancto bartholomeo

                                                                                                                  Incipit(fol. 321v) Ƿyrd ƿriteras secgaþ

                                                                                                                  Explicit(fol. 327v) ˥ mid fulfremedum geðingðum ge ƿat to drihtne þam is ƿurðmynt ˥ ƿuldor a on ƿorulde. AMEN.

                                                                                                                  Date: Added in s. xi2.

                                                                                                                  Note: Incomplete. The title 'De Sancto bartholomeo' was added in s. xiii.

                                                                                                                  Bibliography:

                                                                                                                  Ker 1957, item 48

                                                                                                                  Thorpe 1844, I, p. 454-70/18

                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                • Itemfols 328r-42v

                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                  • Title (B.1.3.25): Ælfric, Third Series of Homilies [Lives of Saints]: The Maccabees

                                                                                                                    Rubric (initial): (fol. 328r) kalendas augustus passio sanctorum machabeorum

                                                                                                                    Incipit(fol. 328r) Æfter ðam ðe alexander se egefulla

                                                                                                                    Explicit(fol. 342v) forðan ðe hi furðon noldon ænne fugel acƿellan

                                                                                                                    Bibliography:

                                                                                                                    Ker 1957, item 48

                                                                                                                    Skeat 1885, p. 66 and p. 120

                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                  • Itemfols 342v-50r

                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                    • Title (B.1.1.31): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Laurence

                                                                                                                      Rubric (initial): (fol. 342v) III Idus augusti passio sanctilaurentii martyris

                                                                                                                      Incipit(fol. 342v) On decius dæge þæs hreoƿan caseres

                                                                                                                      Explicit(fol. 350r) for ðæs naman he ðroƿode mid cenum mode mænigfeade tintregu miððam þe orsorhlice on ecnysse ƿuldrað. Amen.

                                                                                                                      Bibliography:

                                                                                                                      Ker 1957, item 48

                                                                                                                      Thorpe 1844, p. 416

                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                    • Itemfols 350r-59r

                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                      • Title (B.3.3.20): Anonymous Homilies, Homilies for Specified Occasions, Sanctorale: Assumption of Mary the Virgin

                                                                                                                        Rubric (initial): (fol. 350r) In assumptione sancte marie uirginis

                                                                                                                        Incipit(fol. 350r) Men ða leofestan gehyrað nu hƿæt her segð on ðissum bocum be ðære halgan fæmnan

                                                                                                                        Explicit(fol. 359r) ond eces ƿuldres to ðæm us gefult mige ure drihten. Amen.

                                                                                                                        Note: The lower half of the final folio (fol. 359r) has been removed.

                                                                                                                        Bibliography:

                                                                                                                        Ker 1957, item 48

                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                      • Itemfols 360r-66v

                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                        • Title (B.1.1.36): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Dedicatio ecclesiae sancti Michaelis

                                                                                                                          Rubric (initial): (fol. 360r) III kalendas octobris dedicatio ecclesie sancti michelis archangeli

                                                                                                                          Incipit(fol. 360r) Manegum is cuð seo halige stoƿ

                                                                                                                          Explicit(fol. 366v) ond ðingeræ on heofonum to ðæmælmihtigum an gode se ðe liofað ond rixað a on ecnesse. Amen.

                                                                                                                          Bibliography:

                                                                                                                          Ker 1957, item 48

                                                                                                                          Thorpe 1844, p. 502

                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                        • Itemfols 367r-74v

                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                          • Title (B.1.1.2): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: De Initio Creaturae

                                                                                                                            Rubric (initial):

                                                                                                                            Incipit(fol. 367r) An anginn is ealra ðinga

                                                                                                                            Explicit(fol. 374v) ond geearniaþ mid goodum ƿeorcumþæt ece lif mid gode se þe ana on ecnisse rixaþ á á ƿorulde. Amen.

                                                                                                                            Date: Added in s. xi2.

                                                                                                                            Bibliography:

                                                                                                                            Ker 1957, item 48

                                                                                                                            Thorpe 1844, I, p. 8

                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                          • Itemfols 374v-77r

                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                            • Title (B.3.4.17): Anonymous Homilies [for unspecified occasions, published]: Kluge 1885, 474: De sancto iohanne

                                                                                                                              Title (manuscript): (fol. 374v) De Sancto Iohanne

                                                                                                                              Incipit(fol. 374v) Sanctus Iohannes geseah ofer garsegc sƿilce hit land ƿære

                                                                                                                              Explicit(fol. 377r) Se þe leofað ond rixað soðlice mid fæder ond sunu ond mid þam halgan gaste a buton ende. Amen.

                                                                                                                              Date: Added in s. xi2.

                                                                                                                              Bibliography:

                                                                                                                              Ker 1957, item 48

                                                                                                                              Kluge 1885, p. 477

                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                            • Itemfols 378r-85v

                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                              • Title (B.1.2.42): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Martin

                                                                                                                                Rubric (initial): (fol. 378r) III Idus novembris depositiosancte martini episcopi

                                                                                                                                Incipit(fol. 378r) Martinus se ƿoldorfulla godes andettere

                                                                                                                                Explicit(fol. 385v) Sy oðam aƿuldor on ecere ƿorulde þe leofað ond rixað þurh hine sylf ne god. Amen.

                                                                                                                                Bibliography:

                                                                                                                                Ker 1957, item 48

                                                                                                                                Thorpe 1844, p. 498 and p. 516

                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                              • Itemfol. 385v

                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                • Title (B.1.2.43): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Excusatio dictantis

                                                                                                                                  Rubric (initial): (fol. 385v) Excusiatio dictantis

                                                                                                                                  Incipit(fol. 385v) Fela fægere godspell ƿe forlætað

                                                                                                                                  Explicit(fol. 385v) Hio is sƿa ðeah eallful ge leaflic buton þam anum þe agustinus ƿið sæcð

                                                                                                                                  Bibliography:

                                                                                                                                  Ker 1957, item 48

                                                                                                                                  Thorpe 1844, p. 520

                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                • Itemfols 386r-94v

                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                  • Title (B.3.3.1): Anonymous Homilies, Homilies for Specified Occasions, Sanctorale: Saint Andrew

                                                                                                                                    Rubric (initial): (fol. 386r) sancti andreae

                                                                                                                                    Incipit(fol. 386r) Her sigð þæt æfter þam þe drihten

                                                                                                                                    Explicit(fol. 394v) ond hie cƿædon an is drihten god se is hælend crist ond se halga gast þam is ƿuldor and geƿeald on þære halgan þrynnysse þurh ealra ƿorulda ƿoruld soðlice a butan ende. Amen.

                                                                                                                                    Bibliography:

                                                                                                                                    Ker 1957, item 48

                                                                                                                                    Goodwin 1851

                                                                                                                                    Bright 1892, p. 113

                                                                                                                                    Morris 1874-80


                                                                                                                                  Object Description

                                                                                                                                  Form

                                                                                                                                  Form: Codex

                                                                                                                                  Support: Mixed. Parchment is yellowy and waxy on hairside, and very flexible. Fol. i is a Parkerian flyleaf taken from an account roll, s. xv. Fols 196-97 were originally blank leaves of another larger manuscript: traces of writing are still visible on narrow strips of the leaves formerly conjugate with them, which have been preserved to attach them together.

                                                                                                                                  Extent:

                                                                                                                                  c. 271 mm x 187 mm (dimensions of all - size of leaves)

                                                                                                                                  c. 215 mm x 135-107 mm (dimensions of all - size of written space)

                                                                                                                                  Foliation/Pagination: Fols v + 395 + iv. The first three and last four leaves are modern flyleaves of the date of binding and are not numbered. The other leaves are foliated i-iii, 1-394.

                                                                                                                                  Collation:

                                                                                                                                  Quires: Collation of fols ii, 1-394: 1-188 (fols iii, 1-143), 196 (fols 144-49), 2010 (fols 150-59), 21-248 (fols 160-91), 2510 (fols 192-201), 26-308 (fols 202-41), 316
                                                                                                                                  > + 1 leaf after 4 (fol. 246: wants 6 after fol. 247), 32-458 (fols 248-359), 468 wants 8, probably blank (fols 360-66), 478 (fols 367-74), 483 (fols 375-7), 498 (fols 378-85), 5010 wants 10 (fols 385-94). Condition Shows signs of significant use, judging by the dirt and softness of corners and margins. By fol. 367, condition of parchment is poorer, with original holes (fol. 367/2-6), and evidence of end-pieces being used (e.g., fol. 371). Layout Description Ruling is drypoint, often very deeply cut on more than one leaf at a time. Single bounding lines in Quires 4-10, 20, 28-31, 45 and in parts of other quires.


                                                                                                                                  Hand Description

                                                                                                                                  Number of Hands: 3 from the period 1060-1220

                                                                                                                                  Summary: The oldest part of the manuscript is by four scribes, with contemporary additions by five or six scribes. The additions from s. xi2 are by three scribes. Ker 1957 notes that 'all three hands are poor' (p. 82). Spellings such as 'mon', 'beorend', 'weorod' and 'heafð' occur in these later additions only. The hand of fol. 321v with the note about 'Ulf' is also s. xi2.

                                                                                                                                  Hand: homily

                                                                                                                                  • Scope: major
                                                                                                                                  • Scribe: Ker 48 SC9
                                                                                                                                  • Script: late eleventh-century
                                                                                                                                  • Description: fols 231v, 367-74v.
                                                                                                                                  • Summary of the characteristics of the hand: This is a very round hand using a straight-cut nib. There are few abbreviations, and legibility seems the key to this scribe's stint. Laterally somewhat compressed, the rotundity of the letter forms provides the sense of ampleness to the writing. Slight forward-leaning aspect.
                                                                                                                                    • a is very round with a curved tail to the right.
                                                                                                                                    • The e component of æ rises above the a component.
                                                                                                                                    • d is round-backed with a short upward stroke.
                                                                                                                                    • e is very rounded with an extended tongue in final position.
                                                                                                                                    • f has a crossbar flat on the line which transects the vertical very notably.
                                                                                                                                    • The tail of insular g begins in the middle of the headstroke, and the open tail is generous, curved and sweeping.
                                                                                                                                    • minims are even, with barely any serifs.
                                                                                                                                    • p has a very rounded bowl, and a short foot at the end of the descender.
                                                                                                                                    • s is long with a small onset stroke to the left. By fol. 367r, the head of long s is occasionally elaborately curved, particularly at line-ends.
                                                                                                                                    • ð has a long ascender at 60º or so, with a cross-stroke which only just transects the ascender and flicks down to the right.
                                                                                                                                    • y is straight-limbed with a long tail, and is consistently dotted in the middle.
                                                                                                                                    • ascenders have a slight wedge, which is higher on the right than the left.
                                                                                                                                    • descenders are straight and even.
                                                                                                                                    • accents are very steep.
                                                                                                                                  • Abbreviations:
                                                                                                                                    • Abbreviated æ has a long cross-stroke which curves up to the right.
                                                                                                                                  • Punctuation: punctus sits just above the ruled line.
                                                                                                                                  • Ligatures: st ligatures are avoided.
                                                                                                                                  • Litterae Notabiliores: The nota begins at minim height and descends below the line at 90º.

                                                                                                                                  Hand: homily

                                                                                                                                  • Scope: major
                                                                                                                                  • Scribe: Ker 48 SC10
                                                                                                                                  • Script: late eleventh-century
                                                                                                                                  • Description: fols 322-27. At top left of upper margin of fol. 323v 'ae[eth]elric' is written in same script and same ink as Scribe 10. At fol. 323v in upper and left margins there are erased notes.
                                                                                                                                  • Summary of the characteristics of the hand: This scribe appears to be attempting to emulate the round hand of Scribe 9, but is a much less competent scribe: the even-ness of Scribe 9 is not apparent, and there is a shakiness to the duct of Scribe 10 that suggests slowness in the copying process, and a lack of proficiency. This is confirmed by scratchy letters and ink blotches (fol. 322r/18-19). Some angularity in letter forms such as d and ð.
                                                                                                                                    • d is round-backed with a low back which flicks up to the right.
                                                                                                                                    • f has a cross-stroke, flat on the line, piercing the stem.
                                                                                                                                    • s is consistently low, with one uncial form as capital, but by fol. 323r, long with an elaborate rounded head is evinced.
                                                                                                                                    • ð has a cross-stroke to the right of the ascender only, curving down at the right, though by fol. 326r it pierces ascender.
                                                                                                                                    • Straight-limbed, dotted y has a distinctive flick to the right by fol. 323r.
                                                                                                                                    • Square capital N sometimes occurs in final position, sometimes elaborate to fill space.
                                                                                                                                    • The square form of capital is notable.
                                                                                                                                    • ascenders have slight tags to the left.
                                                                                                                                    • descenders are relatively short and occasionally curve slightly to the left or have flat feet extending across the bottom.
                                                                                                                                  • Abbreviations:
                                                                                                                                    • The ˥ is large and at 90º. It sits on the line, above minim height.
                                                                                                                                    • The abbreviated þ for 'þæt' has a macron only from the ascender and finishes with flick up to the left.
                                                                                                                                  • Punctuation:
                                                                                                                                    • punctus on the line. punctus versus and punctus interrogativus are used.
                                                                                                                                    • Low, flat hyphen at line-end.
                                                                                                                                  • Ligatures: st ligature is avoided.
                                                                                                                                  • Correcting technique: Correction by erasure, by subpunctus and interlinear addition. Correction also by signe-de-renvoi (fol. 326v) comprised of backwards c plus bar plus c, with dot above and below bar.

                                                                                                                                  Hand: homily

                                                                                                                                  • Scope: major
                                                                                                                                  • Scribe: Ker 48 SC11
                                                                                                                                  • Script: late eleventh-century
                                                                                                                                  • Description: fols 374v-77.
                                                                                                                                  • Summary of the characteristics of the hand: The rubric and initial S here are red, with red infill on some of the small capitals on that folio. If this is another scribe (and not the same as Scribe 9, which seems very likely), there is a round duct, and a mostly upright aspect. Once again, the writing is slightly compressed laterally, but the bodies of the letters are abundantly rounded. There are few abbreviations, and legibility seems the critical feature.
                                                                                                                                    • a is very round with a curved tail to the right.
                                                                                                                                    • The e component of æ rises above the a component.
                                                                                                                                    • d is round-backed with an short-ish upward stroke.
                                                                                                                                    • e is very rounded with an extended tongue in final position.
                                                                                                                                    • f has a crossbar flat on the line which transects the vertical very notably.
                                                                                                                                    • The tail of insular g begins in the middle of the headstroke, and the open tail is curved and usually closed.
                                                                                                                                    • minims are even, with small feet to the right.
                                                                                                                                    • p has a very rounded bowl, and a short foot at the end of the descender.
                                                                                                                                    • Long and low s, with a slightly hooked shoulder.
                                                                                                                                    • ð has a long ascender at 60º or so, with a cross-stroke which only extends from the right of the ascender; the cross-stroke flicks down to the right.
                                                                                                                                    • y is straight-limbed with a long tail, and is consistently dotted in the middle.
                                                                                                                                    • ascenders are wedged.
                                                                                                                                    • descenders are straight and even.
                                                                                                                                    • accents are very steep.
                                                                                                                                  • Abbreviations:
                                                                                                                                    • Abbreviated þ has a long cross-stroke which curves up to the right.
                                                                                                                                  • Punctuation: The punctus sits just above the ruled line.
                                                                                                                                  • Ligatures:
                                                                                                                                    • st ligatures are avoided.
                                                                                                                                  • Litterae Notabiliores:
                                                                                                                                    • The nota begins at minim height and descends below the line at 90º.

                                                                                                                                  Hand: additions

                                                                                                                                  • Scope: minor
                                                                                                                                  • Scribe: Tremulous Scribe
                                                                                                                                  • Script: English Vernacular Minuscule
                                                                                                                                  • Description: Numerous interventions, beginning with extensive additions to the original Table of Contents by the Tremulous Hand.
                                                                                                                                  • Date: xiii1
                                                                                                                                  Decoration Description

                                                                                                                                  Titles mainly in metallic red capitals. Initials are a metallic red, occasionally with some ornament, for example ball and crescent. Fol. 128v: One initial is green. Fol. iir: Image of four synoptic gospel writers and SS Peter and Paul. The book in the hand of the lower right character is open, and seems to depict an opening with an illustration on the verso (coloured in a purplish ink) with blue on verso. Other apostles hold closed books, with the left-most apostles holding books with covered hands (the hand in the lower left was originally uncovered and then a sleeve was drawn up over it).

                                                                                                                                  Binding Description

                                                                                                                                  Binding of s. xii. Ker (1957) notes that the previous binding (s. xvi) was presumably of dark skin as it is referred to as 'Liber niger' in CCCC 421, p. v and Cleopatra B. xiii, fol. 1v (p. 82).


                                                                                                                                  Additional Information

                                                                                                                                  Administration Information

                                                                                                                                  Manuscript described by Elaine Treharne with the assistance of Zöe Enstone, Hollie Morgan and Johanna Green (2010; 2013). Bibliography updated by Georgia Henley (2018).

                                                                                                                                  Surrogates

                                                                                                                                  History

                                                                                                                                  Origin

                                                                                                                                  Origin

                                                                                                                                  The origin of the manuscript is unknown. The spellings of the late eleventh-century additions suggest that they were written in the west of England.

                                                                                                                                  Provenance:

                                                                                                                                  The annotations throughout by the Tremulous Hand show that the manuscript was at Worcester by s. xiii at the latest.

                                                                                                                                  Acquisition:

                                                                                                                                  S (8) in the list of manuscripts bequeathed by Parker to Corpus Christi College.

                                                                                                                                  Provenance

                                                                                                                                  Unknown

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