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BONAVENTURA, BERNARD, ETC.

MRJ number: 
39
College classmark: 
B.17

    Vellum and paper, 11.375 x 8.5, ff. 170 + 2, two volumes, 34 and 33 lines to a page.  15th cent.

    Old binding, skin over boards, clasps gone.

    Donor, T. C. S.                                                                         2 fo. ad priuata studia.

    Collation: 112-712 (wants 1) || 812-1112 124 (wants 3) 1312-1512, 2 flyleaves (2 stuck to cover).

    Vol. 1, quires 1-7, is on vellum: Vol. II on paper.

    On the flyleaf at end:

    Willelmo Haye constat liber iste Cappellano | qui scripsit nescit (?) pro anima fundite preces (xv).

    On f. 1 (xvi):

                   Moriens uiuendo post mortem uiuere credo. Hoves (?).

    Contents:

I.   1.   Lucerna consciencie  .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .          .         .        .    f. 1

            Si diligis me mandata mea serua.  Cogitanti michi sedenti

                 solitario quid faciendo uitam eternam possidebo respondit

                 michi continuo euangelicus sermo.

             Ends apparently f. 83b: in augmentum gracie et premium uite

                  eterne.  In nomine  patris et filii et sp. s. Amen.  Explicit.

  II.  2.  De officiis ecclesiasticis      .          .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .    84

             Cum nichil sub sole sine causa fiat.

             Ends (on Ite missa est)  Debet autem sacerdos uel diaconus ista

                 tria dicere.  Expl. tractatus.

       3.    Inc. tractatus nobilis super seruicium diuinum qui dicitur

                 speculum ecclesie quia docet et instruit clericos sacerdotes

                 et omnes alios prelatos quid sunt et quid sign(ific)ant et

                 quare ita fiunt omnia ea que recitantur in missa a principio

                 usque ad finem secundum quod in sequentibus capitulis

                 planius declarabitur.  Auctor huius libri fuit frater Hugo

                 ordinis predicatorum, etc.             .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .             90

             Dicit apostolus ad eph. vi.  Induite uos armaturam dei.

             On 101b, at the beginning of the Exposition of the Canon of

                 the Mass, is a small picture of Christ on the Cross.  Ground

                 blue, starry sky, and red ground with gold flourishing.

             Ends (on Confession): hebebimus de venia in gaudio celi.

             ff. 132b -134 blank.

       4.   Tractatus de decem preceptis    .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .           135

             Decologus est sermo breuis decem mandata dei continens

                       -ad plenum et optatum statum perducitur.

             Expl. decem precepta.

       5.   Inc. tractatus Bonauenture de decem mandatis     .         .         .         .         .         .             144b

             Si uis ad uitam ingredi serua mandata. verba ista scripta sunt in

                       matheo

                       -perueniamus ad refeccionem eternam. quod nobis prestare

                       dignetur qui cum patre, etc.  Expl. tract. Bonav. de

                       decem mandatis.

       6.   Inc. Epistola b. Bernardi (de cura familiae, CLXXXII 647).          .          .            .           157b  

             Gracioso et felici militi  Raymundo domino Castri Ambrosii

                     Bernardus in senium deductus

                       -dampnabilis senectus.  Amen.  Expl. Ep. b. Barnardi.

       7.   Breuis tractatus de septem caitalibus viciis et speciebus ex

                     edicione b. Bernardi        .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .            159

             Frater dilectissime plenius nouit discrecio nostra.

             Ends unfinished (on avarice) f. 160b.  f. 161 blank.

       8.   De viitem viciis capitalibus et eorum speciebus et circum-

                     stantiis, etc.     .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .          162

             Si scienter deum offenderit.

             Tabular, in double columns: ends with lists of virtues and vices.

             Mater virtutum.  Humilitas, etc.

             Mater omnium malorum.  Superbia, etc.

       9.   Speculum fidei et religionis christiane in quo continetur  quedam

                     compendiosa compilacio eorum quorum noticia magis videtur

                     utilis ad salutem. ut nulla sit inquirendo difficultas singula

                     seorsum duxi separatim describenda      .         .         .         .         .         .         .          163b

             De triplici lege, etc.  Legimus tres fuisse leges

                     -persecucio eius per tres annos et dimidium.  Expl.

             Exposicio oracionis dominicalis et simboli per interrogaciones

                     cuiusdam discipuli     .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .          169

             Dic michi frater si nosti dominicam oracionem

                     -teneamus et operibus impleamus.  Expl.

             Inc. modus confessionis     .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .          170

             Inc confessione obseruandum est ut simplex

                     -et veniam postulo.  Amen.

             Munificus christus missus puer est ouis ipse, etc.     .         .         .         .         .         .          170b

             An unfinished note.

Supplementary information 

The Lucerna conscientiae is assigned to Geoffrey Salow OSA (mid 14th cent.), canon of Leicester. See Richard Sharpe, A handlist of the Latin writers of Great Britain and Ireland before 1540 (Brepols, 2001) p.128.

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