Oxford, Bodleian Library, Bodley 343 (2406)

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Summary

The manuscript contains a collection of Ælfric's homilies and saints' lives, which are included with other homiletic material by Wulfstan, Latin sermons and musical annotations.

Manuscript Items
  1. Item: fols vir-viiv/28

     

    • Title (B.1.2.32): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

      Rubric (initial): 'Dominica . viii . post pentecosten. '

      Incipit: 'Cum multa turba esset cum nec haberent quod manduca | rest: ˥ Reliqua. | Marcus se godspellere cƿæð on þissum dæ'

      Explicit: 'mid godes geƿæpnuge ongean'

      Text Language: English

      Note: The text in the manuscript ends at Godden 1979, l. 132, p. 234.

      Bibliography:

      Godden 1979, pp. 230-34.

      Ker 1957, Art. 1.

         

    • Item: fols viiir-viiiv/10

       

      • Title (B.1.2.33): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

        Incipit: 'habban god . Þu ƿylt habban hælu . Þines lichoman.'

        Explicit: 'on ealra ƿor [u] da ƿoruld. AMEN'

        Text Language: English

        Note: The text begins at Godden 1979, l. 111, p. 238.

        Bibliography:

        Godden 1979, pp. 235-40.

        Ker 1957, Art. 2.

           

      • Item: fols viiiv/12-ixv/28

         

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

          Incipit: 'IN illo Tempore; Dixit iesus discipulis suis | EGO sum pastor bonus . ... Ðis godspel þe nu geræd ƿæs'

          Explicit: 'ge cariað embe eoƿerne big.'

          Text Language: English

          Note: The text includes Clemoes 1997, ll. 1-61, p. 313.

          Bibliography:

          Clemoes 1997, pp. 313-16.

          Ker 1957, Art. 3.

             

        • Item: fols xr1-12

           

          • Title (B.1.2.38): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

            Incipit: 'sƿyðor cepað; Ne cƿæ he na þæt us beoð '

            Explicit: 'ƿurðmynt on ealra ƿoruld [a]  ƿoruld; AMEN'

            Text Language: English

            Note: The text ends at Godden 1979, l. 107, p. 271.

            Bibliography:

            Godden 1979, pp. 268-71.

            Ker 1957, Art. 4.

               

          • Item: fol. xr

             

            • Title: Music on a four-line stave

              Incipit (Latin): 'Salue sanctarum sanctissma'.

              Text Language: Latin

              Note: This note was inserted probably xiiex.

              Bibliography:

              AH, vol. 9, 69, no. 83

              Ker 1957, Art. 86.

                 

            • Item: fol. xv

               

              • Title: Music on a four-line stave writte in two columns

                Incipit (Latin): 'Salue mater saluatoris'.

                Text Language: Latin

                Note: This note was inserted probably s. xii.

                Bibliography:

                AH, vol. 10, 113, no. 151

                Ker 1957, Art. 86.

                   

              • Item: fol. xv

                Incipit (Latin): 'Spes maria peccatoris'.

                Text Language: Latin

                Bibliography:

                 

              • Item: fols xir-xxxixv

                 

                • Title: A version of the Homiliary of Angers

                  Text Language: Latin

                  Note: These are sixty-seven homilies on the gospels from Lent to Quinquagesima. Nine items are unique to the Bodley version of the homiliary. A transcription and collation is available in Conti 2004.

                  Bibliography:

                  Conti 2004, p. 33, and pp. 220-369

                  Étaix 1994

                  Ker 1957, Art. 5.

                     

                • Item: fols 1r-4r/31

                   

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

                    Rubric (initial): 'Incipit liber catholicorum sermonum anglice in anno .I.'

                    Rubric (initial): 'Sermo ad populum de inicio creature'

                    Incipit: 'An angin is alræ ðingæ'

                    Explicit: 'þæt ece lif mid gode þe ðe a on ecnesse rixæd; | AMEN

                    Text Language: English

                    Bibliography:

                    Clemoes 1997, pp. 178-89

                    Ker 1957, Art. 6.

                       

                  • Item: fols 4v/2-6v/2

                     

                    • Title (B.1.4.13): Ælfric, Homilies of Ælfric: Dominica I Post Pentecosten

                      Incipit: 'Erat homo ex phariseis nichodemus nomine; princeps iudeorum & reliqua; | Sum phariseisc mon ƿæs ihaten nichodemus'

                      Explicit: ' þam halgæ gaste on ane godcyndnysse. ƿe cƿeðeþ AMEN. '

                      Text Language: English

                      Bibliography:

                      Ker 1957, Art. 7.

                      Pope 1967, n. xii, pp. 476-89.

                         

                    • Item: fols 6v/2-8r/26

                       

                      • Title (B.1.4.8): Ælfric, Homilies of Ælfric: Dominica V Post Pascha

                        Rubric (initial): 'EWANGELIUM'

                        Incipit: 'SUME MEN NUTEN iƿiss for heoræ nytenessæ'

                        Explicit: 'mid þæs halgæn gastes gyfe. þam is æfre an ƿuldor ˥ an ƿurðment. Amen'.

                        Text Language: English

                        Bibliography:

                        Ker 1957, Art. 8.

                        Pope 1967, n. vii, p. .

                           

                      • Item: fols 8r/27-10r/4

                         

                        • Title (B.1.5.6): Ælfric, Remaining Homilies by Ælfric: Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost

                          Rubric (initial): 'Erat quidam regulus cuius filius infirmabatur capharnaum & RELINQUIA'

                          Incipit: 'Ure hælend cóm hƿilon tó chanan'

                          Explicit: 'ðam is anƿeald ˥ ƿuldor ˥ ƿurðment on ecnysse á to ƿorulde. AMEN;'

                          Text Language: English

                          Bibliography:

                           

                          Irvine 1993, n. 1, pp. 19-25

                          Ker 1957, Art. 9.

                             

                        • Item: fols 10r/5-11v/23

                           

                          • Title (B.1.5.7): Ælfric, Remaining Homilies by Ælfric: Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost

                            Incipit: 'Simile est regnum celorum homini regi & reliqua. CRIs tes íƿunæ ƿæs ðæt he ƿolde oft spæcæn'

                            Explicit: 'beo him á á ƿurðmynt ˥ ƿuldor AMEN. AMEN'

                            Text Language: English

                            Note: Five lines left blank at the end of fol. 11v.

                            Bibliography:

                            Irvine 1993, n. 2, pp. 37-45.

                            Ker 1957, Art. 10.

                               

                          • Item: fols 12r-14v/7

                             

                            • Title (B.1.2.37): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: First Sunday in September

                              Rubric (initial): 'De patientia Iob ˥ Constantia . quomodo in dolore firmus in fide perseuerauerit

                              Incipit: 'Míne gebroðræ þe rædeþ nu æt godes þenunge be þam eadige ƿære iob.'

                              Explicit: 'þe ðe ane is god á á | on ecenysse. AMEN; '

                              Text Language: English

                              Bibliography:

                              Godden 1979, pp. 260-67

                              Ker 1957, Art. 11.

                                 

                            • Item: fols 14v/8-20v/37

                               

                              • Title (B.3.3.5): Anonymous Homilies, Homilies for Specified Occasions, Sanctorale: Invention of the Cross

                                Rubric (initial):

                                Incipit: 'HER ONGINNÆÐ to sæcgæn be þam treowe þe ðeo rode ƿæs of íƿroht.'

                                Explicit: 'ðæ gyt | oð þysne andƿeardan dæg heo ihealdene ƿeron Amen Amen;'

                                Text Language: English

                                Note: Published with a facing-page translation in Napier 1894

                                Bibliography:

                                 

                                Napier 1894, 2-34.

                                Ker 1957, Art. 12.

                                   

                              • Item: fols 21r-23r/34

                                 

                                • Title (B.1.1.21): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Feria III de dominica oratione

                                  Rubric (initial):

                                  Incipit: 'Ðe hælend crist syððan he to þisse liue com'

                                  Explicit: 'on þare he rixæð mid alle his halgum on alre ƿorulda ƿoruld a butan ende. | on eccenysse. AMEN'

                                  Text Language: English

                                  Bibliography:

                                  Clemoes 1997, pp. 325-34.

                                  Ker 1957, Art. 13.

                                     

                                • Item: fols 23v-26v

                                   

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

                                    Rubric (initial): 'Passio sancti laurentii martyris . iiii to . idus augusti.'

                                    Incipit: 'ON DECies dæige þæs ƿælreowan caseres'

                                    Explicit: 'he þro | ƿode mid kene mode monigfealde tintreda mid ðam he orsorglice on ecenysse | wynuldræð amen

                                    Text Language: English

                                    Bibliography:

                                    Clemoes 1997, pp. 551-52.

                                    Ker 1957, Art. 14.

                                       

                                  • Item: fols 26v/6-30/5

                                     

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

                                      Rubric (initial): 'Passio sancti bartholomei apostoli. viii. kalendas. septembris.'

                                      Incipit: 'Wyrdwriteræs sæcgæð þet ðreo leodscipæs beoþ ihanten india'

                                      Explicit: 'Sy him ƿyldor ˥ lof. | on alre ƿoruldæ ƿoruld. AMEN'

                                      Text Language: English

                                      Bibliography:

                                      Clemoes 1997, pp. 552-53.

                                      Ker 1957, Art. 15.

                                         

                                    • Item: fols 30r/5-33v/12

                                       

                                      • Title (B.3.3.18): Anonymous Homilies, Homilies for Specified Occasions, Sanctorale: Nativity of the Virgin Mary

                                        Rubric (initial): 'Natiuitas sancte marie'

                                        Incipit: 'Men ða leofeste wurðie we nu on andƿeardnysse þa gebyrdtide þære | eadige femne sancte matia '

                                        Explicit: he us gife sisum lif. ˥ ece eadig | nyssæ a buton ends. god us to þam fylste. amen

                                        Text Language: English

                                        Bibliography:

                                         

                                        Assman 1889, n. 10, pp. 117-37.

                                        Ker 1957, Art. 16.

                                           

                                      • Item: fols 33v/12-35r/12

                                         

                                        • Title (B.1.2.40): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Matthew

                                          Rubric (initial): 'Passio sancti mathei apostoli .x kalendas octobris'

                                          Incipit: ' þe apostol matheus and godspellere becom'

                                          Explicit: Beo þæs gode lof a buton | end on ecnesse. AMEN

                                          Text Language: English

                                          Bibliography:

                                          Godden 1979, pp. 275–79

                                          Ker 1957, Art. 17.

                                             

                                        • Item: fols 35r/12-39v/16

                                           

                                          • Title (B.1.3.30): Ælfric, Third Series of Homilies [Lives of Saints]: Saint Martin

                                            Rubric (initial): Incipit uita sancti Martini episcopi .iiia. idus Novembris

                                            Incipit: 'Sulspicius hatte sum snoter writere'

                                            Explicit: 'þe þe on ecnysse rixæð almihtig ƿealdend.'

                                            Text Language: English

                                            Bibliography:

                                            Ker 1957, Art. 18.

                                            Skeat 1966, II, pp. 218-312.

                                               

                                          • Item: fols 39v/16-41r/26

                                             

                                            • Title (B.1.2.35): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

                                              Rubric (initial): 'Dominica Xa. post pentecosten'

                                              Incipit: ' DIXIT ieuss ad quosdam'

                                              Explicit: 'þe ðe ane ƿælt alræ isceaftæ. Amen'

                                              Text Language: English

                                              Bibliography:

                                              Godden 1979, pp. 249-54

                                              Ker 1957, Art. 19.

                                                 

                                            • Item: fols 41r/31-42v/26

                                               

                                              • Title (B.1.2.36): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Assumption of the Virgin

                                                Rubric (initial): 'Euuangelium'

                                                Incipit: Men þa leofeste hƿilon ær ƿe sæden eoƿ þone  pistol'

                                                Explicit: Ðe ðe leofæð ˥ rixæð on alræ ƿoruldæ ƿoruld. Amen

                                                Text Language: English

                                                Bibliography:

                                                Godden 1979, pp. 255-59

                                                Ker 1957, Art. 20.

                                                   

                                              • Item: fols 42v/26-45r/19

                                                 

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

                                                  Rubric (initial): 'Dominica | iiia post | epiphaniam domini'

                                                  Incipit: 'Cum autem descendisset iesus de monte ... Mathevs ðe godspellere ƿrat on ðissere godspellice | redinge'

                                                  Explicit: '˥ an god on ane | dogcundnesse effre ƿuniende buton anginne ˥ ende'

                                                  Text Language: English

                                                  Bibliography:

                                                  Clemoes 1997, pp. 241–48.

                                                  Ker 1957, Art. 21.

                                                     

                                                • Item: fols 45r/20-47v/11

                                                   

                                                  • Title (B.1.3.11): Ælfric, Third Series of Homilies [Lives of Saints]: Chair of Saint Peter

                                                    Incipit: 'Ƿe cƿæðæð on gerimcræfte cathedra sancti petri.'

                                                    Explicit: 'He geƿat þa to heofenum . to hælende criste. ðam is ƿuldor ˥ ƿurðment a | on alræ ƿoruldæ ƿoruld. AMEN.'

                                                    Text Language: English

                                                    Bibliography:

                                                    Ker 1957, Art. 22.

                                                    Skeat 1966, I, pp. 218-39.

                                                       

                                                  • Item: fols 47v/11-50r/6

                                                     

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

                                                      Rubric (initial): 'ANNUNCIATION SANCTE MARIE'

                                                      Incipit: 'Vre almihtig sc uppend. ðe ðe alle isceaftæ'

                                                      Explicit: þe ðe ƿeald alle þing mid fæder ˥ mid þam halgæ gaste a on ecnesse. AMEN

                                                      Text Language: English

                                                      Bibliography:

                                                      Clemoes 1997, pp. 281–89.

                                                      Ker 1957, Art. 23.

                                                         

                                                    • Item: fols 50r/7-50v/8

                                                       

                                                      • Title (B.1.2.6): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: SeptuagesimaExplanation of Alleluia and Gloria in Excelsis Deo

                                                        Rubric (initial): 'Dominica in septuagesima'

                                                        Incipit: 'ƿe yllæð sæcgæn bi þisse andwearde tide'

                                                        Explicit: 'ƿe him | singæð ecelice alleluia buten gesƿinke. Amen

                                                        Text Language: English

                                                        Bibliography:

                                                        Godden 1979, 49–51, ll. 234-87

                                                        Ker 1957, Art. 24.

                                                           

                                                      • Item: fols 50v-52v

                                                         

                                                        • Title (B.1.2.6.1.EM): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Septuagesima [second part]

                                                          Incipit: 'Simile est regnum celorum homini patrifamilias and RELIQUIA. | Se hælend cƿæð'

                                                          Explicit: 'þe ðe leofæð ˥ rixæð nu ˥ symle a on ƿorulde. Amen'

                                                          Text Language: English

                                                          Bibliography:

                                                          Godden 1979, pp. 41-49, ll. 1-233.

                                                          Ker 1957, Art. 25.

                                                             

                                                        • Item: fols 52v/24-54v/19

                                                           

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

                                                            Rubric (initial): 'Dominica in sextagesima'

                                                            Incipit: 'Cum turba plurima plurima convenirent as iesum & cetera. | Oon sumere tide þa þa mucel meniu samod comen to þam hælende'

                                                            Explicit: 'þæt ece lif habben moten on alre ƿoruldæ | ƿoruld a buton ende. AMEN'

                                                            Text Language: English

                                                            Bibliography:

                                                            Godden 1979, pp. 52–59.

                                                            Ker 1957, Art. 26.

                                                               

                                                          • Item: fols 54v/19-56v/27

                                                             

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

                                                              Rubric (initial): 'DOMINICA IN QVINQUAGESSIMA'

                                                              Incipit: 'Assumpsit iesus duodecim discipulos suos secreto & ait & cetera. | Her is ired on þisse godspelle'

                                                              Explicit: 'þe ðe leofæð ˥ rixæ | a on alræ ƿoruldæ ƿoruld a buton ende AMEN'

                                                              Text Language: English

                                                              Bibliography:

                                                              Clemoes 1997, pp. 258–65.

                                                              Ker 1957, Art. 27.

                                                                 

                                                            • Item: fols 56v/37-58v/6

                                                               

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

                                                                Rubric (initial): 'DOMINICa .I a . QUADRAGESSIME.'

                                                                Incipit: 'Men þa leofeste ic cyðe eow þæt ðreo þing'

                                                                Explicit: 'mid fæder ˥ mid sune ˥ mid þam halge gaste leofæþ | ˥ rixæð þurh alræ ƿoruldæ ƿoruld a on ecnesse a buton ende AMEN'

                                                                Text Language: English

                                                                Bibliography:

                                                                Belfour 1909, n. 5, pp. 40-48.

                                                                Ker 1957, Art. 28.

                                                                Scragg 1992, n. 3, pp. 73-83.

                                                                   

                                                              • Item: fols 58v/7-60r/17

                                                                 

                                                                • Title (B.1.2.9): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Second Sunday in Lent

                                                                  Rubric (initial): 'DOMINICA SeECUNDA IN QVADRAGESSIMA.'

                                                                  Incipit: ' Men þa leofeste Ƿe ƿyllæð her | specan feaƿum ƿordum'

                                                                  Explicit: 'mid fæder. ˥ mid sunu. ˥ mid þam | halgum gaste a on alræ ƿoruldæ ƿoruld a buton ende Amen'

                                                                  Text Language: English

                                                                  Bibliography:

                                                                  Belfour 1909, n. 5, pp. 40-48.

                                                                  Ker 1957, Art. 29.

                                                                     

                                                                • Item: fols 60r/17-62r/10

                                                                   

                                                                  • Title (B.1.1.40): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Andrew

                                                                    Rubric (initial): Natale sancti andree apostoli.

                                                                    Incipit: 'Ambulans iesus iuxte mare galilee. & RELIQUA; CRist on sume tide ferde ƿið þare galileiscen sæ'

                                                                    Explicit: 'beo ƿuldor | ˥ lof hælende criste a on alræ ƿoruldæ ƿoruld a buton ende Amen.'

                                                                    Text Language: English

                                                                    Bibliography:

                                                                    Clemoes 1997, pp. 507–13, ll. 1-168.

                                                                    Ker 1957, Art. 30.

                                                                       

                                                                  • Item: fols 62r/10-64r/14

                                                                     

                                                                    • Title (B.1.3.31): Ælfric, Third Series of Homilies [Lives of Saints]: Passion of Saint Edmund

                                                                      Rubric (initial): Natale sancti eadmundi | regis & martyris.

                                                                      Incipit: 'SVM sƿyðe ilæred munuc'

                                                                      Explicit: a mid his heofenlice fæder ˥ þa [...]

                                                                      Text Language: English

                                                                      Bibliography:

                                                                      Ker 1957, Art. 31.

                                                                      Skeat 1966, II, pp. 314-35, ll. 13-276.

                                                                         

                                                                    • Item: fols 64r/15-64v/30

                                                                       

                                                                      • Title: The first eight chapters of Augustine’s Sermo 104 on sins and the appropriate punishments to cleanse them.

                                                                        Rubric (initial): 'Dedicatione ecclesie'

                                                                        Incipit (Latin): 'Fundamentum aliud'

                                                                        Text Language: Latin

                                                                        Note: Additions to a blank folio.

                                                                        Bibliography:

                                                                        Ker 1957, Art. 87.

                                                                        Morin 1953, pp. 724-29.

                                                                        DPL, 39.

                                                                           

                                                                      • Item: fols 64v/34-40

                                                                         

                                                                        • Title: The Sequence Specialis graciosa uirgo mariawith music and a four-line stave.

                                                                          Text Language: Latin

                                                                          Note: Additions to a blank folio.

                                                                          Bibliography:

                                                                          Ker 1957, Art. 89.

                                                                          AH, 40, 103, n. 101. 13-276.

                                                                             

                                                                        • Item: fols 65r-66r/2

                                                                           

                                                                          • Title (B.1.1.41): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: First Sunday in Advent

                                                                            Rubric (initial): 'Dominica prima | de aduentu domini'

                                                                            Incipit: 'þisses dæges ðenung ˥ ðissere tide mærð'

                                                                            Explicit: 'ðam beo ƿuldor ˥ lof on ecnesse. AMEN'

                                                                            Text Language: English

                                                                            Bibliography:

                                                                            Clemoes 1997, pp. 520-23.

                                                                            Ker 1957, Art. 32.

                                                                               

                                                                          • Item: fols 66r/1-67v/14

                                                                             

                                                                            • Title (B.1.1.42): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Second Sunday in Advent

                                                                              Rubric (initial): 'Dominica secunda | in aduentu domini '

                                                                              Incipit: 'Đe godspellere lucas awrat on ðissum dægðerlican godspelle'

                                                                              Explicit: þe ðe leofað ˥ rixað on alra ƿorulda ƿorld. AMEN

                                                                              Text Language: English

                                                                              Bibliography:

                                                                              Clemoes 1997, pp. 524–30.

                                                                              Ker 1957, Art. 33.

                                                                                 

                                                                            • Item: fols 67v/14-69v/14

                                                                               

                                                                              • Title (B.1.1.3): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Christmas

                                                                                Rubric (initial): 'IN DIE NATALIS DOMINI'

                                                                                Incipit: 'Ƿe ƿillað to trumninge eoƿre leafa'

                                                                                Explicit: a on annesse ðæs halgan gastes on ealra ƿeorulda ƿeorld. Amen

                                                                                Text Language: English

                                                                                Bibliography:

                                                                                Clemoes 1997, pp. 190–97.

                                                                                Ker 1957, Art. 34.

                                                                                   

                                                                              • Item: fols 69v/14-72r/4

                                                                                 

                                                                                • Title (B.1.2.4): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Epiphany

                                                                                  Rubric (initial): 'Sermo in epipha | nia domini. '

                                                                                  Incipit: 'Đes dæg is ihaten bocum. Epihphania'

                                                                                  Explicit: þe ðe leofað and rixað a buten ende. AMEN

                                                                                  Text Language: English

                                                                                  Bibliography:

                                                                                  Godden 1979, pp. 19–28

                                                                                  Ker 1957, Art. 35.

                                                                                     

                                                                                • Item: fols 72r/4-74r/28

                                                                                   

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

                                                                                    Rubric (initial): 'Purificatio Sancte Marie '

                                                                                    Incipit: 'Postquam impleti sunt dies purgatoris marie & RELIQU. | God bead on ðære alde lage'

                                                                                    Explicit: Ðe þe leofað ant | rixað a buton ende. AMEN

                                                                                    Text Language: English

                                                                                    Bibliography:

                                                                                    Clemoes 1997, pp. 249–57.

                                                                                    Ker 1957, Art. 36.

                                                                                       

                                                                                  • Item: fols 74r/28-74v/28

                                                                                     

                                                                                    • Title (B.3.4.45): Anonymous Homilies [for unspecified occasions, published]: Napier 1883 [1967], no. 56: 'De Confessione

                                                                                      Rubric (initial): 'De confessione.'

                                                                                      Incipit: 'Leofa man ic axie þe on drihtnes namen hƿylces geleafan ðu beo to gode'

                                                                                      Explicit: he sylf leofað ˥ rixað mid fæder ant | sunæ. ˥ halig gast. a on ecnesse AMEN

                                                                                      Text Language: English

                                                                                      Bibliography:

                                                                                      Napier 1883, n. 56, pp. 289–91.

                                                                                      Ker 1957, Art. 37.

                                                                                         

                                                                                    • Item: fols 74v/28-76v/29

                                                                                       

                                                                                      • Title (B.1.1.15): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Palm Sunday

                                                                                        Rubric (initial): 'Dominica in ramis palmarum'

                                                                                        Incipit: 'CRITES ðroƿung ƿæs ired nu beforen us'

                                                                                        Explicit: þe ðe leofað ˥ rixað a buton ende Amen

                                                                                        Text Language: English

                                                                                        On fol. 76v/30, there is Ælfric’s injunction: 'Circlice þeaƿæs forbeodoð to secgenne ænig spel on ðam ðrym sƿygdagas' (for a discussion, see Conti 2004, p. 43, n. 88)

                                                                                        Bibliography:

                                                                                        Clemoes 1997, pp. 290–98.

                                                                                        Ker 1957, Art. 38.

                                                                                           

                                                                                      • Item: fol. 76v

                                                                                         

                                                                                        • Title (B.1.1.16): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Cyrclice þeawas

                                                                                          Addition: Circlice þeawas forbeodað to secgenne ænig spel on ðam ðrym swygdagas

                                                                                          Text Language: English

                                                                                          Bibliography:

                                                                                          Ker 1957, Art. 38.

                                                                                             

                                                                                        • Item: fols 76v/31-78v/14

                                                                                           

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

                                                                                            Rubric (initial): 'De resurrectione domini.'

                                                                                            Incipit: 'Maria magdalene & maria iacobi & salomee & RELIQUA. | Oft ge hyrdon embe ðæs hælendes ærist'

                                                                                            Explicit: 'nu ant a on ecnesse AMEN'

                                                                                            Text Language: English

                                                                                            Bibliography:

                                                                                            Clemoes 1997, pp. 299–306.

                                                                                            Ker 1957, Art. 39.

                                                                                               

                                                                                          • Item: fols 78v/14-79r/16

                                                                                             

                                                                                            • Title (B.1.1.20): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: In Letania Maiore

                                                                                              Rubric (initial): 'In letania maiore.'

                                                                                              Incipit: ' Đas dagas beoð ihatene letanie'

                                                                                              Explicit: 'Þe ƿillað nu þis god | spel eoƿ reccen. þe her nu ired ƿæs eoƿre leafan to trymmingge.'

                                                                                              Text Language: English

                                                                                              Bibliography:

                                                                                              Clemoes 1997, pp. 317–18, ll. 1-43.

                                                                                              Ker 1957, Art. 40.

                                                                                                 

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                                                                                              • Title (B.1.1.20.1.EM): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: In Letania Maiore [second part]

                                                                                                Rubric (initial): 'IN letania maiore.'

                                                                                                Incipit: 'Dixit iesus discipulis suis ... Þe hælend cƿeð to his leorningcnihtas hƿylc eoƿer is þe hafað sumne freond;'

                                                                                                Explicit: 'þe ðe leofað ˥ | rixað mid fæder ˥ mid halge gaste a buton ende Amen'

                                                                                                Text Language: English

                                                                                                Bibliography:

                                                                                                Clemoes 1997, pp. 319-213, ll. 44-213.

                                                                                                Ker 1957, Art. 40.

                                                                                                   

                                                                                              • Item: fols 80v/16-83r/24

                                                                                                 

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

                                                                                                  Rubric (initial): 'Sermo de ascensione | domini'

                                                                                                  Incipit: 'LVcas þe godspelle us munode on ðisse pistolrædinge'

                                                                                                  Explicit: Ðe þe leofað ˥ rixað mid þam almihtiga fæder ˥ þam halga gaste. a on ecnesse. | Amen Amen

                                                                                                  Text Language: English

                                                                                                  Bibliography:

                                                                                                  Clemoes 1997, pp. 345-53.

                                                                                                  Ker 1957, Art. 41.

                                                                                                     

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

                                                                                                    Rubric (initial): 'IN die sancto pentecosten'

                                                                                                    Incipit: 'FRAM ÐAM halgan æsterlican dæge beoð itealde fiftige daga to þisse dæge.'

                                                                                                    Explicit: Ðe þe leofað ˥ rixað a buton ende AMEN

                                                                                                    Text Language: English

                                                                                                    Bibliography:

                                                                                                    Clemoes 1997, pp. 354-64.

                                                                                                    Ker 1957, Art. 42.

                                                                                                       

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

                                                                                                      Rubric (initial): 'Natiuitas Sancti iohannis Baptiste; Uiii. kalendas. Ivlii;'

                                                                                                      Incipit: 'Đe GOdspellere lucas aƿrat on cristes bec be accænnednesse Iohannis'

                                                                                                      Explicit: 'þam beo ƿuldor ˥ | lof mid fæder ˥ galgum gaste a on acnesse AMEN'

                                                                                                      Text Language: English

                                                                                                      Bibliography:

                                                                                                      Clemoes 1997, pp. 379-87.

                                                                                                      Ker 1957, Art. 43.

                                                                                                         

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

                                                                                                        Rubric (initial): De Passione sanctorum Apostolorum petri & pauli

                                                                                                        Incipit: 'Uenit iesus in partes ... MATHEUS ðe godspellere wrat on ðære godspellicen isetnysse'

                                                                                                        Explicit: 'ðe him ne bið i | tyðod naðor ne synnæ forgifenysse. ne infær ðæs heofenlican rices'

                                                                                                        Text Language: English

                                                                                                        Bibliography:

                                                                                                        Clemoes 1997, pp. 388-91, ll. 1-96.

                                                                                                        Ker 1957, Art. 44.

                                                                                                           

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

                                                                                                          Rubric (initial): De Passione Apostolorum | petri & pauli'

                                                                                                          Incipit: 'Ƿe ƿyllað eafter ðisse godsplle eoƿ ræccan ðara apostola drohtinga'

                                                                                                          Explicit: ðam beo ƿuldor ˥ lof a on ecnesse. AMEN

                                                                                                          Text Language: English

                                                                                                          Bibliography:

                                                                                                          Clemoes 1997, pp. 391-99, ll. 97-295.

                                                                                                          Ker 1957, Art. 45.

                                                                                                             

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

                                                                                                            Rubric (initial): Natale Sancti pauli.

                                                                                                            Incipit: 'Godes laðung wyrðað þisne dæg'

                                                                                                            Explicit: heo mid heom ˥ mid gode þæt ece lif habben moten

                                                                                                            Text Language: English

                                                                                                            Bibliography:

                                                                                                            Clemoes 1997, pp. 400-9.

                                                                                                            Ker 1957, Art. 46

                                                                                                               

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                                                                                                            • Title (B.1.1.22): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Feria III de fide catholica

                                                                                                              Rubric (initial): 'De fide catholica'

                                                                                                              Incipit: 'Ælc cristene man sceal æfter rihte cunnan ægðer ge | his pater noster ge his credan'

                                                                                                              Explicit: þe ðe þurh ƿunæð on þrynnysse an almihtig god. a on ecnesse Amen

                                                                                                              Text Language: English

                                                                                                              Bibliography:

                                                                                                              Clemoes 1997, pp. 335-44.

                                                                                                              Ker 1957, Art. 47.

                                                                                                                 

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

                                                                                                                Rubric (initial): 'Circumsci | sio domini.'

                                                                                                                Incipit: 'ĐE GODspellere lucas beleac þisses dæges godspel'

                                                                                                                Explicit: beo | him ƿuldor ˥ lof a on ecnysse AMEN

                                                                                                                Text Language: English

                                                                                                                Bibliography:

                                                                                                                Clemoes 1997, pp. 224-31.

                                                                                                                Ker 1957, Art. 48.

                                                                                                                   

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

                                                                                                                  Rubric (initial): 'Secundum Lvcam.'

                                                                                                                  Incipit: 'Homo quidam erat diues et induebatur ... ÞE ƿældendæ drihten sæde þis bigspel'

                                                                                                                  Explicit: 'heo þreo on annre godcynd | nysse ƿuniende butan anginne. ˥ endunge. a on ƿerolde AMEN'

                                                                                                                  Text Language: English

                                                                                                                  Bibliography:

                                                                                                                  Clemoes 1997, pp. 365-70.

                                                                                                                  Ker 1957, Art. 49.

                                                                                                                     

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                                                                                                                  • Title (B.1.1.26): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

                                                                                                                    Rubric (initial): ''SECUNDUM Lvcam.'

                                                                                                                    Incipit: 'Erant adpropinquantes ... Þæt halige godspel us sæð þæt refan ˥ synfulle men neahleacedon'

                                                                                                                    Explicit: 'þe ðe leofað ˥ rixað mid fader on an | nesse þæs halgan gastes on alræ ƿorulda ƿoruld. AMEN'

                                                                                                                    Text Language: English

                                                                                                                    Bibliography:

                                                                                                                    Clemoes 1997, pp. 371–78.

                                                                                                                    Ker 1957, Art. 50.

                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                  • Item: fols 100v-103r

                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                    • Title (B.1.1.30): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

                                                                                                                      Rubric (initial): 'Secundum Lvcam.'

                                                                                                                      Incipit: 'Cum appropinquaret iesus hierusalem ... ON summere tide ƿæs ðe hælende farende'

                                                                                                                      Explicit: 'Beo ðe lof ˥ ƿuldor on alræ ƿoruldæ ƿoruld. AMEN.'

                                                                                                                      Text Language: English

                                                                                                                      Bibliography:

                                                                                                                      Clemoes 1997, pp. 410-17.

                                                                                                                      Ker 1957, Art. 51.

                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                    • Item: fols 103r-104v

                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                      • Title (B.1.1.35): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

                                                                                                                        Rubric (initial): 'Secundum Lvcam.'

                                                                                                                        Incipit: 'Ibat iesus in ciuitatem que uocatur naim ... URE drihten ferde to sumere burig'

                                                                                                                        Explicit: 'Heo ðry an ælmihtigæ god unto dæledlic a on ecnysse rixiende. AMEM'

                                                                                                                        Text Language: English

                                                                                                                        Bibliography:

                                                                                                                        Clemoes 1997, pp. 459–64.

                                                                                                                        Ker 1957, Art. 52.

                                                                                                                           

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                                                                                                                        • Title (B.1.1.37): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost

                                                                                                                          Rubric (initial): 'Secundum Mathevm'

                                                                                                                          Incipit: 'Loquebatur iesus ... DRIHTEN ƿæs specende on sumere tide'

                                                                                                                          Explicit: 'þu ðe leofest ˥ rixost mid ðam | ecen fæder ˥ halgum gaste on alræ ƿerolda ƿeoruld AMEN'

                                                                                                                          Text Language: English

                                                                                                                          Bibliography:

                                                                                                                          Clemoes 1997, pp. 476-85.

                                                                                                                          Ker 1957, Art. 53.

                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                        • Item: fols 107v/7-110r/28

                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                          • Title (B.1.5.2): Ælfric, Remaining Homilies by Ælfric: Wednesday in the Fourth Week of Lent

                                                                                                                            Rubric (initial): 'Secundum Iohannem'

                                                                                                                            Incipit: 'Preteriens iesus uidit hominem cecum a natiuitate. & RELIQUA | Vre drihten ðe mildheortæ hælend'

                                                                                                                            Explicit: '˥ ƿe ƿurdon onlihte ðurh ðone lyfigiendan drihten þa leofæð a on | ecnysse. AMEN'

                                                                                                                            Text Language: English

                                                                                                                            Bibliography:

                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                            Irvine 1993, n. 3, pp. 61-74.

                                                                                                                            Ker 1957, Art. 54.

                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                          • Item: fols 110r/28-113v/23

                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                            • Title (B.1.1.32): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Assumption of the Virgin

                                                                                                                              Rubric (initial): 'Assumptio sancte marie.'

                                                                                                                              Incipit: 'Hieronimus ðe halga sacerd ƿrat ænne pistol'

                                                                                                                              Explicit: Ðe þe leofæð ˥ rixæð mid fæder ˥ halgæ gaste on alre ƿeorldæ ƿeoruld AMEN

                                                                                                                              Text Language: English

                                                                                                                              Bibliography:

                                                                                                                              Clemoes 1997, pp. 429–38.

                                                                                                                              Ker 1957, Art. 55.

                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                            • Item: fols 113r/23-114v/19

                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                              • Title (B.1.1.38): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: All Saints

                                                                                                                                Rubric (initial): 'festiuitas omnium sanctorum'

                                                                                                                                Incipit: 'Halige larƿeas sædon þæt seo geleaffule gelaðung'

                                                                                                                                Explicit: 'þæt ƿe to ðare ecan freolstide becumen'

                                                                                                                                Text Language: English

                                                                                                                                Bibliography:

                                                                                                                                Clemoes 1997, pp. 486–491, ll. 1-146.

                                                                                                                                Ker 1957, Art. 56.

                                                                                                                                   

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                                                                                                                                • Title (B.1.1.38.1): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: All Saints [second part]

                                                                                                                                  Rubric (initial): 'SECUNDUM Matheum.'

                                                                                                                                  Incipit: 'Uidens iesus turbas asscendit in montem. Et Reliqua. | Đæt halige godspel þe lutle ǽr ætforen eoƿ íræd'

                                                                                                                                  Explicit: 'scyppend. ˥ alysend. ealra halgenæ mid fæder. ˥ mid halgum gaste. a on ecenesse AMEN'

                                                                                                                                  Text Language: English

                                                                                                                                  Bibliography:

                                                                                                                                  Clemoes 1997, pp. 491–96, ll. 147-291.

                                                                                                                                  Ker 1957, Art. 57.

                                                                                                                                     

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

                                                                                                                                    Rubric (initial): 'In octaua apostolorum petri & pauli.'

                                                                                                                                    Incipit: ' Matheus þe godspellere aƿrát on cristes béc'

                                                                                                                                    Explicit: 'on alræ weorulda weoruld | á to tídan fore Amen.'

                                                                                                                                    Text Language: English

                                                                                                                                    Not sure that this is the right title - Cameron number matches incipit, not title or number supplied: On the Festival of St Peter the Apostle, II.28

                                                                                                                                    Bibliography:

                                                                                                                                    Godden 1979, pp. 223-229, ll. 53-252.

                                                                                                                                    Ker 1957, Art. 58.

                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                  • Item: fols 117v/31-119v/11

                                                                                                                                     

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

                                                                                                                                      Rubric (initial): 'Iacobi apostoli.'

                                                                                                                                      Incipit: 'On ðissum dæge we wurðiæð on ure lofsange'

                                                                                                                                      Explicit: 'þam is wuldor ˥ wyrdmend on ealræ weoruldæ weorld | AMEN'

                                                                                                                                      Text Language: English

                                                                                                                                      Bibliography:

                                                                                                                                      Godden 1979, pp. 241-47.

                                                                                                                                      Ker 1957, Art. 59.

                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                    • Item: fols 119v/11-121v/4

                                                                                                                                       

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

                                                                                                                                        Rubric (initial): 'plurimorum martyrum.'

                                                                                                                                        Incipit: 'Cum audieritis prelia & seditiones nolite terreri & RELIQUA. | De hælend foresæde his leorningcnihtum'

                                                                                                                                        Explicit: 'Béo him wul | dor ˥ wyrðmynt on alræ weoruldæ weoruld. AMEN'

                                                                                                                                        Text Language: English

                                                                                                                                        Bibliography:

                                                                                                                                        Godden 1979, pp. 310-17.

                                                                                                                                        Ker 1957, Art. 60.

                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                      • Item: fols 121v/4-122r/11

                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                        • Title (B.1.3.35): Ælfric, Third Series of Homilies [Lives of Saints]: The Martyrdom of Saint Vincent

                                                                                                                                          Rubric (initial): 'Unius martiris.'

                                                                                                                                          Incipit: 'Amen amen dico uobis nisi granum frumenti ...Soð soð ic eow secge gif þæt ísawene'

                                                                                                                                          Explicit: 'on anre godcundnesse on áne mægenðryme on anúm | gecynde á on ecnesse. AMEN'

                                                                                                                                          Text Language: English

                                                                                                                                          Bibliography:

                                                                                                                                          Irvine 1993, pp. 111-15, ll. 284-372.

                                                                                                                                          Ker 1957, Art. 61.

                                                                                                                                             

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

                                                                                                                                            Rubric (initial): 'Unius confessoris;'

                                                                                                                                            Incipit: 'Homo quidam peregre proficisscens uocauit seruos suos...URE drihten sæde þis bigspel his leorningcnihtæs'

                                                                                                                                            Explicit: Béo lof þam laforde þe leofæð on ecnesse æffre buton ánginne on endeleasúm | mægenþrymme Amen'

                                                                                                                                            Text Language: English

                                                                                                                                            Bibliography:

                                                                                                                                            Godden 1979, pp. 318-26.

                                                                                                                                            Ker 1957, Art. 62.

                                                                                                                                               

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

                                                                                                                                              Rubric (initial): 'Plurimarum uirginum.'

                                                                                                                                              Incipit: 'Simile est regnum celorum decem uirginibus...Þe hælend sæde bigspel ilomlice be gehwilce þingum'

                                                                                                                                              Explicit: 'Ðe ðe leofæð ˥ rixæð mid his heofenlice fæder | ˥ þam halga gaste on ealrae weorlda weorld Amen'

                                                                                                                                              Text Language: English

                                                                                                                                              Bibliography:

                                                                                                                                              Godden 1979, pp. 327-24.

                                                                                                                                              Ker 1957, Art. 63.

                                                                                                                                                 

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                                                                                                                                              • Title (B.3.4.37): Anonymous Homilies [for unspecified occasions, published]: Napier 1883 [1967], no. 46: 'Larspell'

                                                                                                                                                Rubric (initial): 'De doctrina sancti Gregorii.'

                                                                                                                                                Incipit: 'Men ða leofeste cƿæð sanctus greogorius. Ic eoƿ halsige on þone drihten'

                                                                                                                                                Explicit: God | almihtige us to þam fultumige on ecnesse AMEN'

                                                                                                                                                Text Language: English

                                                                                                                                                Bibliography:

                                                                                                                                                Napier 1883, pp. 232–42.

                                                                                                                                                Ker 1957, Art. 64.

                                                                                                                                                Scragg 1992, n. 5, p. 251.

                                                                                                                                                   

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                                                                                                                                                • Title (B.1.8.4): Ælfric, Letters: Letter to Sigeweard

                                                                                                                                                  Rubric (initial): ''De ueteri testamento et nouo.'

                                                                                                                                                  Incipit: 'Đe ælmihtigæ scyppend þa þa he englæs isceop'

                                                                                                                                                  Explicit: '˥ beð for þi isette hi sigefesta dæda on | ðam bocum on bibliothecan gode to ƿurðmente

                                                                                                                                                  Text Language: English

                                                                                                                                                  Bibliography:

                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                  Crawford 1922, pp. 18-51, ll. 51-834.

                                                                                                                                                  Ker 1957, Art. 65.

                                                                                                                                                     

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                                                                                                                                                  • Title (B.2.2.5): Wulfstan, The Christian Faith: Baptism

                                                                                                                                                    Rubric (initial): 'Sermo de baptismate.'

                                                                                                                                                    Incipit: 'Leofe men ealle cristenum manne is mycel neod þæt heo heora fuluhtes scead ƿitan'

                                                                                                                                                    Explicit: 'beo lof. ˥ | ƿuldor on ealra ƿeorlda ƿerld á buton ende AMEN'

                                                                                                                                                    Text Language: English

                                                                                                                                                    Bibliography:

                                                                                                                                                    Bethurum 1957, n. 8c, pp. 175-84.

                                                                                                                                                    Ker 1957, Art. 66.

                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                  • Item: fols 133r/4-137v/18

                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                    • Title (B.1.8.2): Ælfric, Letters: First Old English Letter for Wulfstan

                                                                                                                                                      Incipit: 'Ælfricus abbas Wulfstano uenerabili archiepiscopo salutem...Us biscopum dafenað þæt ƿe ða boclican lare'

                                                                                                                                                      Explicit: 'þæt ge habban þa mæde þe | ure hælend behet þam ðe him þeniæð. Euge serue bone ˥ fidelis quia super pauca fuisti fidelis | supra multa te co[n]stituam intra in gaudium domini tui sequitur'

                                                                                                                                                      Text Language: English

                                                                                                                                                      Bibliography:

                                                                                                                                                      Ker 1957, Art. 67.

                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                    • Item: fols 137r/18-140v/24

                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                      • Title (B.1.8.3): Ælfric, Letters: Second Old English Letter for Wulfstan

                                                                                                                                                        Rubric (initial): 'De secunda epistola quando diuidis | crisma.'

                                                                                                                                                        Incipit: Eal'l'æ ge mæssepreostas mine gebroðre ƿe secgæð eoƿ'

                                                                                                                                                        Explicit: 'heo ðreo | an god æfre rixiende AMEN'

                                                                                                                                                        Text Language: English

                                                                                                                                                        Bibliography:

                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                        Ker 1957, Art. 68.

                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                      • Item: fols 140v/25-141v/3

                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                        • Title (B.1.6.3): Ælfric, Tracts: De Septiformi Spiritu [Be þam halgan gaste]

                                                                                                                                                          Incipit: 'Spiritus sanctus septenaria operatione ...Isayas þe ƿitegæ wrat on his ƿitegunge be ðam | halga gaste'

                                                                                                                                                          Explicit: 'Be ðissum ðeaƿum monn mæg þone mon tocnawn hƿæðer him godes | gaste on ƿunige. oððe þæs gramlichen deofles'

                                                                                                                                                          Text Language: English

                                                                                                                                                          Bibliography:

                                                                                                                                                          Napier 1883, n. 7 and 8, pp. 50, 56-60.

                                                                                                                                                          Ker 1957, Art. 69.

                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                        • Item: fols 141v/3-143v/12

                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                          • Title (B.2.1.1): Wulfstan, Eschatalogical Homilies: AntichristComposite homily

                                                                                                                                                            Rubric (initial): 'Secundum marcum.'

                                                                                                                                                            Incipit: 'Interrogatus iesus a discipulis de consummacione seculi dixit eis...Leofa men Ure drihtines apostoli axodon hine sylfne embe þissere ƿeorlde endunge'

                                                                                                                                                            Explicit: 'mid þam ðe leofæð ˥ rixæð | áá buton ende AMEN'

                                                                                                                                                            Text Language: English

                                                                                                                                                            Bibliography:

                                                                                                                                                            Bethurum 1957, n. 5, 1b and 4, pp. 134–141, 116–118, 128–133.

                                                                                                                                                            Ker 1957, Art. 70.

                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                          • Item: fols 143v/12-144v/23

                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                            • Title (B.2.4.2_a): Wulfstan, Evil Days: Sermo ad Anglos

                                                                                                                                                              Rubric (initial): 'Sermo.'

                                                                                                                                                              Incipit: 'Leofæn men gecnaƿæð þæt soð is. Ðeos ƿeorld is on ofste'

                                                                                                                                                              Explicit: 'þa murhðe þe gad hæfð | ígearoƿæd ðam ðe his ƿillan on ƿeorolde ƿurcæð. God ure hælpe AMEN'

                                                                                                                                                              Text Language: English

                                                                                                                                                              this is the a version B.2.4.2.a

                                                                                                                                                              Bibliography:

                                                                                                                                                              Bethurum 1957, n. 20, pp. 255-60.

                                                                                                                                                              Ker 1957, Art. 71.

                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                            • Item: fols 144v/24-146v/16

                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                              • Title (B.2.2.1): Wulfstan, The Christian Faith: An Outline of History

                                                                                                                                                                Rubric (initial): 'Sermones.'

                                                                                                                                                                Incipit: 'Leofæ men. Us is deope beboden þæt we geornlice myngian and læran scylan'

                                                                                                                                                                Explicit: þenne earnige we us ece blisse æt þam ðe | leofæð ˥ rixæð a buton ende AMEN'

                                                                                                                                                                Text Language: English

                                                                                                                                                                Bibliography:

                                                                                                                                                                Bethurum 1957, n. 6, pp. 142-56.

                                                                                                                                                                Ker 1957, Art. 72.

                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                              • Item: fols 146v/16-149v/4

                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                • Title (B.1.2.49): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Dedicatio ecclesiae

                                                                                                                                                                  Rubric (initial): 'Dedicatio ęcclesie.'

                                                                                                                                                                  Incipit: 'Mine gebroþræ þa leofestan ƿe ƿylleð sume drihtenlice spæce'

                                                                                                                                                                  Explicit: 'mid his | icorene halgum mid his almihtigæ fæder. ˥ þam halgum gaste on alre ƿeorldæ ƿeorld AMEN'

                                                                                                                                                                  Text Language: English

                                                                                                                                                                  Bibliography:

                                                                                                                                                                  Godden 1979, pp. 335-45.

                                                                                                                                                                  Ker 1957, Art. 73.

                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                • Item: fols 149v/5-152r/15

                                                                                                                                                                   

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

                                                                                                                                                                    Incipit: 'Monegum is cuð þeo halige steow sancti michaelis'

                                                                                                                                                                    Explicit: 'ðe ðe leofað ˥ rixað á on ecnesse AMEN'

                                                                                                                                                                    Text Language: English

                                                                                                                                                                    Bibliography:

                                                                                                                                                                    Ker 1957, Art. 74.

                                                                                                                                                                    Clemoes 1997, pp. 465–75.

                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                  • Item: fols 152r/16-154v/27

                                                                                                                                                                     

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

                                                                                                                                                                      Incipit: 'Nuptie quidem facte sunt in chana galilęę & RELIQUA. | Iohannes þe godspellere cwæð on þam godspellere lare'

                                                                                                                                                                      Explicit: 'þe þe leofæð ant rixað mid fæder ˥ þam halga gaste | á on ecnesse AMEN'

                                                                                                                                                                      Text Language: English

                                                                                                                                                                      Bibliography:

                                                                                                                                                                      Godden 1979, pp. 29-40.

                                                                                                                                                                      Ker 1957, Art. 75.

                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                    • Item: fols 154v/28-30

                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                      • Title (B.24.16.3): Note on the Age of the Virgin

                                                                                                                                                                        Incipit: '[S]ancta maria ƿes ðreo ˥ sixti ƿinter ða heo of middenærde ferde ...'

                                                                                                                                                                        Explicit: '˥ heo ƿes efter him sistene gær on ðissere ƿorlde'

                                                                                                                                                                        Text Language: English

                                                                                                                                                                        Bibliography:

                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                        Cross and Hill, pp. 80.

                                                                                                                                                                        Ker 1957, Art. 76.

                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                      • Item: fols 155r-158r/15

                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                        • Title (B.1.5.1): Ælfric, Remaining Homilies by Ælfric: Christmas Day

                                                                                                                                                                          Incipit: 'Ala ge broðræ aræreð eoƿre heorte to ðam heofenlice gode'

                                                                                                                                                                          Explicit: 'þe ðe mid his ece fæder. ˥ mid þam halgæ gaste leofæð ˥ rixæð á on ecenesse AMEN'

                                                                                                                                                                          Text Language: English

                                                                                                                                                                          Bibliography:

                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                          Skeat 1881-1900, pp. 16-24, ll. 84-242

                                                                                                                                                                          Belfour 1909, 86/25

                                                                                                                                                                          Ker 1957, Art. 77.

                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                        • Item: fols 158r/16-160r/20

                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                          • Title (B.3.4.1): Anonymous Homilies [for unspecified occasions, published]: Belfour no. 10 Homily for the First Sunday in Lent

                                                                                                                                                                            Incipit: 'Men þa leofestæ ƿe ƿullæð eoƿ sæggæn bi þare halgæ tide'

                                                                                                                                                                            Explicit: 'þam drihtne fultumiende | þe ðe leofæð ˥ rixæð áá on ecenesse. AMEN'

                                                                                                                                                                            Text Language: English

                                                                                                                                                                            Bibliography:

                                                                                                                                                                            Irvine 1993, pp. 136-43.

                                                                                                                                                                            Ker 1957, Art. 78.

                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                          • Item: fols 160r/21-163r/12

                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                            • Title (B.3.4.2): Anonymous Homilies [for unspecified occasions, published]: Belfour no. 11Homily for Saturday before the Second Sunday in Lent

                                                                                                                                                                              Incipit: 'Men þa leofeste sanctus matheus þe godspellere þe ðis godspel wrat ...'

                                                                                                                                                                              Explicit: 'mis þam heofenlice kynge. þe leofeð ˥ rixæð on | alræ worldæ world AMEN'

                                                                                                                                                                              Text Language: English

                                                                                                                                                                              Bibliography:

                                                                                                                                                                              Irvine 1993, pp. 166-77.

                                                                                                                                                                              Ker 1957, Art. 79.

                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                            • Item: fols 163r/13-164v/34

                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                              • Title (B.3.4.3): Anonymous Homilies [for unspecified occasions, published]: Belfour no. 12The Transience of Earth Delights

                                                                                                                                                                                Incipit: 'Ic eow bidde leofemen þæt sƿa ofte swa ge faren bi ricre monnæ burines'

                                                                                                                                                                                Explicit: 'almihtig drihten leofæð ant rixæð mid alle his halgæn | á abuten ende amen'

                                                                                                                                                                                Text Language: English

                                                                                                                                                                                Bibliography:

                                                                                                                                                                                Irvine 1993, pp. 197-202.

                                                                                                                                                                                Ker 1957, Art. 80.

                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                              • Item: fols 165ra-165vb/24

                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                • Title: Dialogue in Latin between Discipulus and Magister on the Lord’s Prayer.

                                                                                                                                                                                  Incipit (Latin): 'Pater noster qui es in celis'

                                                                                                                                                                                  Explicit (Latin): 'sed potius liberet nos ab omni malo amen.'

                                                                                                                                                                                  Text Language: Latin

                                                                                                                                                                                  Bibliography:

                                                                                                                                                                                  Unpublished

                                                                                                                                                                                  Ker 1957, Art. 81.

                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                • Item: fols 165vb/25-166va/10

                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Title: Dialogue in Latin between Discipulus and Magister on the Creed.

                                                                                                                                                                                    Incipit (Latin): 'Credo in deum patrem omnipotentem | creatorem celi'

                                                                                                                                                                                    Explicit (Latin): 'Amen uero uerbum est ebraicum quoque latine | dicitur uere fideliter siue fiat. amen.'

                                                                                                                                                                                    Text Language: Latin

                                                                                                                                                                                    Bibliography:

                                                                                                                                                                                    Unpublished

                                                                                                                                                                                    Ker 1957, Art. 81.

                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Item: fols 166va/25-166vb/19

                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Title (B.3.4.4): Anonymous Homilies [for unspecified occasions, published]: Belfour no. 13: De auaritiaDe auaritia

                                                                                                                                                                                      Incipit: 'Auarus þæt is gytsere on englisc. auaricia is | gytsunge'

                                                                                                                                                                                      Explicit: 'þet ne forleost | þu næfre unþances'

                                                                                                                                                                                      Text Language: English

                                                                                                                                                                                      Bibliography:

                                                                                                                                                                                      Godden 1979, pp. 238-39.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Ker 1957, Art. 82.

                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Item: fols 166vb/20-167v/2

                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Title (B.1.4.6): Ælfric, Homilies of Ælfric: Feria VI in Quarta Ebdomada Quadragesimae

                                                                                                                                                                                        Incipit: 'Us sægð þeo halige cristes boc. þæt ure | hælend crist arerde þreo men of dea | þe'

                                                                                                                                                                                        Explicit: 'sƿa sƿa he dyde ær þurh him sylfum on his andweardnesse'

                                                                                                                                                                                        Text Language: English

                                                                                                                                                                                        Also B.1.5.3 - this has been given two numbers in Cameron

                                                                                                                                                                                        Bibliography:

                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                        Pope, I, pp. 319-25, and 326-27.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Ker 1957, Art. 83.

                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Item: fols 167v/2-170r/28

                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Title (B.1.5.11): Ælfric, Remaining Homilies by Ælfric: Homily for the Common of a Confessor

                                                                                                                                                                                          Rubric (initial): 'De vno confessore.

                                                                                                                                                                                          Incipit: 'Matheus þe godspellere us sæde þis godspel'

                                                                                                                                                                                          Explicit: '˥ we sceolon beon gode under ðeode þe alle þing isceop þe þe ane rixæð | on ecnesse Amen'

                                                                                                                                                                                          Text Language: English

                                                                                                                                                                                          Bibliography:

                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                          Assmann 1889, pp. 49-64.

                                                                                                                                                                                          Ker 1957, Art. 84.

                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Item: fol. 170r/29-43

                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Title (A.47): The Grave

                                                                                                                                                                                            Rubric (initial):

                                                                                                                                                                                            Incipit: 'ðe wes bold [ . . ] gebyld. er þu iboren were'

                                                                                                                                                                                            Explicit: 'Næle hit nan | mit fingres feire stracien'

                                                                                                                                                                                            Text Language: English

                                                                                                                                                                                            Bibliography:

                                                                                                                                                                                            Buchholz 1890, pp. 18-19.

                                                                                                                                                                                            Ker 1957, Art. 85.

                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Item: fols 170r-170v

                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Title: Alan of Lille’s exposition of the Sequence Ad celebres rex celice, here attributed to Gerbert (Pope Sylvester II).

                                                                                                                                                                                              Incipit (Latin): 'In primo notandum quod hoc nomen canticum'

                                                                                                                                                                                              Explicit: 'Imaginaria est illa contemplacio

                                                                                                                                                                                              Text Language: Latin

                                                                                                                                                                                              Bibliography:

                                                                                                                                                                                              Poole 1920, pp. 331–35

                                                                                                                                                                                              Ker 1957.

                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Item: fols 171ra-171va/62

                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Title: A sermon, beginning imperfectly

                                                                                                                                                                                                Incipit (Latin): 'aliter uero faties domini.'

                                                                                                                                                                                                Explicit (Latin): 'inimicorum se manifestum demonstrare'

                                                                                                                                                                                                Text Language: Latin

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bibliography:

                                                                                                                                                                                                Ker 1957

                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Item: fols 171vb/1-172vb/65

                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Title: Hildebert of Le Mans, Sermone de Tempore 4

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Incipit (Latin): '[E]Gredemini & uidete filie...Sicut nemo teste apostolo | nouit que sunt hominis'

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Explicit (Latin): 'Ibi conteemplativa uita uisi[one]'

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Text Language: Latin

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bibliography:

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ker 1957


                                                                                                                                                                                                Object Description

                                                                                                                                                                                                Form

                                                                                                                                                                                                Codex

                                                                                                                                                                                                Support: Parchment.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Extent:

                                                                                                                                                                                                • v+ 205 leaves c. 310 mm x c. 205 mm (dimensions of all - size of leaves)

                                                                                                                                                                                                Foliation/Pagination: Foliation in roman and arabic numerals: i-xxxix, 1-167, 169-74. Fol. 168 does not occur in the present foliation. The foliation was inserted in pencil on the top right corner of each folio. Fols vi-xxxix were formerly paginated 1-65. Fol. iii was the pastedown at the end: it is now placed, reversed and upside down, at the beginning. Fol. 173 is a medieval flyleaf. Fols i, ii, iv, v, 174 are post-medieval paper flyleaves.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Collation: fols vi-xxxix, 1-172: 16, wants 3 and 4 after fol. vii, 21, singleton, fol. x before which leaves are missing, 3-58, fols xi-xxxiv, 64+1, 1 singleton after 4, fol. xxxix, 78, 1-8, 84, fols 9-12, 9-148, fols 13-60, 154, fols 61-64, 2 and 3 singleton, 16-238, fols 65-128, 248, missing 3 after fol. 130 and 6 after fols 132, 25-268, fols 135-150, 274, fols 151-154, 288, fols 155-162, 298 missing 8 after fol. 170, 302Diagrammatic representation of the quiring structure. See also for a recent overview of the construction of the manuscripts the discussion in Conti 2011.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Signatures: None

                                                                                                                                                                                                Catchwords: None

                                                                                                                                                                                                Condition: The manuscript is in good condition, but the quality of the parchment varies. The Latin texts are written on rather thick material (Quires 3-6), suede-like, the same type of material appears from Quire 15 onwards. Holes appear towards the end of the manuscript, for example, fols 107, 109, 114 and 117-118. Because of the size of the manuscript and the writing frame, there are numerous folios which show uneven margins, and the finishing condition of the material is also dissimilar, see for example, fols 114, 119, 125, 127 and 128.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Layout Description:

                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Layout:

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Layout type: LO25
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Columns: 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Written Lines: 28
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Locus: vir-xr
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Dimensions: 240 mm x 142 mm; ruled
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Overview: Single frame. Flesh outer. Ruling in brown crayon on both sides of the folio. Single bounding lines. No visible pricking on external margins, but the ruled lines are 9 mm apart within the main frame. Small pricks appear on the top and lower margin to guide the ruling of the vertical bounding lines of the frame. Writing on the first line. See diagram.

                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Layout:

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Layout type: LO30
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Columns: 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Written Lines: 34
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Locus: xir-xxxixv
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Dimensions: 240 mm x 67 mm; ruled
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Overview: Double columns. Ruling in pencil across the columns, but within the two external bounding lines. Single bounding lines. Small pricks appear on internal margin, near the gutter, and external margins ca. 6 mm apart to guide line ruling still visible, some have been cut prior to binding. Four small pricks appear on the top and lower margin to guide the ruling of the vertical four bounding lines of the columns, which are respectively 70, 9, 70 mm in width. See diagram.

                                                                                                                                                                                                3. Layout:

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Layout type: LO31
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Columns: 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Written Lines: 32
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Locus: 1r-12/20-64r
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Dimensions: 245 mm x 148 mm; ruled
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Overview: Single column. Ruling in pencil within the two external bounding lines. Double bounding lines 10 mm apart. Small pricks appear on the external margins ca. 8 mm apart to guide line ruling still visible, some have been cut prior to binding. Four small pricks, which are still occasionally visible, appear on the top and lower margin to guide the ruling of the vertical bounding line. The first three and last three ruling lines are ruled across the frame. Fols 13-20 seem to have been pricked internally, bear the gutter. See diagram.

                                                                                                                                                                                                4. Layout:

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Layout type: LO1e
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Columns: 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Written Lines: 33-36
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Locus: 65r-154v
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Dimensions: 255 mm x 160 mm; ruled
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Overview: Single columns. Ruling in pencil within the two external bounding lines. Double bounding lines 6 mm apart. Small pricks appear on the external margins ca. 7 mm apart to guide line ruling still visible, some have been cut prior to binding. Four small pricks appear on the top and lower margin to guide the ruling of the vertical four bounding lines. See diagram.

                                                                                                                                                                                                5. Layout:

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Layout type: LO1e
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Columns: 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Written Lines: 33-36
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Locus: 155r-170r
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Dimensions: 255 mm x 160 mm; ruled
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Overview: Single columns. Ruling in pencil within the two external bounding lines. Double bounding lines 6 mm apart. Small pricks appear on the external and internal margins ca. 7 mm apart to guide line ruling still visible, some have been cut prior to binding. Four small pricks appear on the top and lower margin to guide the ruling of the vertical four bounding lines. See diagram.

                                                                                                                                                                                                6. Layout:

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Layout type: LO1a
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Columns: 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Written Lines: 33
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Locus: 165r-166v
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Dimensions: 238 mm x 60 mm; ruled column
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Overview: Double columns. Ruling in pencil across the columns, but within the two external bounding lines. Double bounding lines on both side of the column 7 mm apart. Small pricks appear on the external margin ca. 7 mm apart to guide line ruling still visible, some have been cut prior to binding. Seven small pricks appear on the top margin to guide the ruling of the vertical four bounding lines of the columns.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Hand Description

                                                                                                                                                                                                Number of Hands: 3

                                                                                                                                                                                                Summary: Two main scribes copy the majority of the manuscript. One hand works on fols vi-xxxix and another fols 1-170 (see also Ker 1957, p. 374-5). However, other hands seem to be at work for example on fols x, 64v and 170r. On linguistic features of the two main English hand see a recent discussion in Dance 2011.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Hand: main

                                                                                                                                                                                                Scope: major

                                                                                                                                                                                                Script: English Vernacular Minuscule

                                                                                                                                                                                                Ker reference: Ker 310 SC1

                                                                                                                                                                                                Description: Fols 1-170. Probably in one hand, but there is some change in style after fols 64, 154. A small clear minuscule.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Summary of the characteristics of the hand:

                                                                                                                                                                                                • a is Caroline.
                                                                                                                                                                                                • d is rounded, of the same size and shape as ð. In Latin d is mainly upright.
                                                                                                                                                                                                • e is Caroline.
                                                                                                                                                                                                • f is Caroline.
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Insular g is used for the spirant and caroline g for the stop. A diagonal hair-line is attached to the base of Caroline and insular forms of g.
                                                                                                                                                                                                • h is Caroline
                                                                                                                                                                                                • r is Caroline
                                                                                                                                                                                                • s is Caroline, but sometimes it descends below the line, especially when doubled and before t.
                                                                                                                                                                                                • descenders turn to the left, except p.
                                                                                                                                                                                                • accents are used abundantly on both long and short vowels.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Abbreviations:

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Abbreviation for n or m is marked by a superscript bar, usually straight but occasionally hooked.
                                                                                                                                                                                                • cw with a superscript bar denotes 'cwæð'.
                                                                                                                                                                                                • discipˉlis denotes 'discipulis'.
                                                                                                                                                                                                • A superscript bar over the t in 'driht' denotes 'drihten'.
                                                                                                                                                                                                • A crossbar through the ascender of h in 'heteȝæ' denotes 'heretoȝæ'.
                                                                                                                                                                                                • A superscript bar over m denotes 'men'.
                                                                                                                                                                                                • A superscript bar over the in 'scs' denotes 'sanctus'.
                                                                                                                                                                                                • A crossbar through þ denotes 'þæt'.
                                                                                                                                                                                                • A hooked d is used for 'de'.
                                                                                                                                                                                                • The tironian nota is used for 'and'.

                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Hand: main text

                                                                                                                                                                                                Scope: major

                                                                                                                                                                                                Script: English Vernacular Minuscule

                                                                                                                                                                                                Ker reference: Ker 310 SC1

                                                                                                                                                                                                Description: Fols vi-xxxix verso. The scribe uses a type of minuscule characteristic of the mid second half of the twelfth century.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Summary of the characteristics of the hand: The aspect is upright and engrossed. The hand extends below or above the line of writing in a proportionate way. The scribe mixes Caroline and insular letter forms, and a number of gothic features are also present. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                • f is insular.
                                                                                                                                                                                                • g is insular.
                                                                                                                                                                                                • h is insular.
                                                                                                                                                                                                • r is insular.
                                                                                                                                                                                                • s is insular.
                                                                                                                                                                                                • ascenders are slightly wedged.
                                                                                                                                                                                                • descenders are occasionally tapered to the left.

                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Hand: main text

                                                                                                                                                                                                Scope: major

                                                                                                                                                                                                Script: English Vernacular Minuscule

                                                                                                                                                                                                Description: Fols x, 64v, 154v and the last two lines of 170. s. xii/xiii.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Summary of the characteristics of the hand:

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Hybrid forms of f and F.
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Insular g is used beside Caroline g.
                                                                                                                                                                                                • descenders are occasionally tapered to the left.
                                                                                                                                                                                                • ascenders are slightly wedged.
                                                                                                                                                                                                Decoration Description

                                                                                                                                                                                                Initials: Initials are mainly red, green, or black. The ornament consists often of red or black circles surrounded by dots. Titles are red or black in the script and hand of the text (Ker 1957, p. 375). Numerous decorated run over words on fols 1-170.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Additions

                                                                                                                                                                                                Latin annotation: 'Gaude stirpe regia ... vere dei preciose' and 'lib' Gullelmo rotori pro trauayl ii s', both written in a s. xiii. They appear on fol. iii, which was originally on the back of the manuscript. The drawing of a bishop on fol. 173 is accompanied by the unexplained inscription ' thn biscopen than wolstane god' in an early thirteenth-century hand. On fol. 173 there is a drawing of a bishop, perhaps representing Wulfstan with a mitre, probably datable to s. xiii (Madan 1895-1953, p. 354).

                                                                                                                                                                                                Binding Description

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bound, s. xviii.

                                                                                                                                                                                                An old Bodleian shelfmark 'NE.F.4.12.' with the leather of the spine, which was cut from the former binding is pasted onto the backcover.


                                                                                                                                                                                                Additional Information

                                                                                                                                                                                                Administration Information

                                                                                                                                                                                                Manuscript described by Aidan Conti and Orietta Da Rold with the assistance of Helena Cooper and Hollie Morgan (2010; 2013).

                                                                                                                                                                                                Surrogates: Burchfield 1953, pls. 2, 3 shows part of fols 74, 111.


                                                                                                                                                                                                History

                                                                                                                                                                                                Origin

                                                                                                                                                                                                Unknown.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Provenance: It has been suggested that the manuscript has a West Midlands provenance, although Kitson offers the Hereford area as an alternative on the base of some of the dialectal features (for discussion, see Kitson 1992, p. 34, Wilcox 2008, p. 71 and Conti 2011).

                                                                                                                                                                                                Acquisition: Sir Robert Cotton gave 'Catholici Sermones lingua et charactere Saxonico' to the Bodleian in 1601: the writing on the first leaves, but not the rest, could be called 'Saxon'. Wanley 1705, p. 15'.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                                                                                                                                Unknown

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