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AUGUSTINI QUAEDAM

MRJ number: 
47
College classmark: 
B.25

    Vellum, 11.75 x 9.125, ff. 146, double columns of 57 lines.  Late 13th cent., well written.  Formerly bound with A. 17.                   

    Donor, T. C. S.                                                                  2 fo. nollemus cito.

    Collation: 1 paper flyleaf, 112 - 612 (2 canc.?) 712 - 912 (wants 1) 1012 - 1212 138

(four).

    A very curious little bust of a 'predicator' on f. 18b.

    Contents:

         1.   Inc. liber Aug. Aurelii de doctrina christiana (XXXIV 15)        .         f. 1

               Libros de doctrina

               Sunt precepta quedam

                     -facultate disserui. Aur. aug. doctoris eximii lib. IIII de

                       doctr. Christ. expl.

         2.   Sermo beati Cesarii Ep.       .         .         .         .         .         .               22b

               Ait quodam loco sermo diuinus (XXXIX 2229, L 857)

                     -sine fine durarent.

         3.   Inc. lib. Aug. de spiritu et anima (XL 779)          .          .         .            23b

               Quoniam dictum est mihi.

               Capitula added in lower margin

                     -aliud quam racio.

         4.   Liber Aug. contra 5 hereses (XLII  1101)           .           .          .           29b

               Debitor sum fratres mei

                     -custodiat in sec. sec.  Amen.

         5.   Inc.  Aug. de disciplina christiana (XL 667)         .           .         .           34b

               Locutus est ad nos sermo

                     -conueni ad dominum.  Amen.

         6.   Inc. admonicio S. Aug. [quod] non solum lingua sed et moribus

                 et opere laudetur deus, etc., et de purgatoriis penis (S.App.252).         36b

               Resurreccio et clarificacio

                     -meritis comparemus.

         7.   Capitula (unfinished and space left)          .         .         .         .                37

               Questinones B. Augustini (XL II)             .         .         .         .                37b

               Omne uerum

                     -si fideles ambo essent. Expl. Aug. de octoginta tribus

                       questionibus.

         8.   Aug.  in lib. primo Retract.  In eadem urbe scripsi       .         .                 58

               Inc. lib. Aug. de anime quantitate (XXXII 1035)     .       .         .             58

               Adeodatus.  Quoniam uideo te abundare ocio

               Capitula added below.

                     -oportuniorem reseruabo.

         9.   Inc. lib. Aug. de magistro (XXXII 1193)     .         .        .          .              69

               Quid tibi uidemur efficere 

                     -uerbis asserebatur.

        10.  Augustinus soliloquiorum (XXXIV 121)    .         .         .         .              74b

               Scripsi eciam duo uolumina

               Uoluenti michi multa       .         .         .         .         .         .         .              75

               Lib. II, f. 78.  Ends f. 83: fiat ut speceamus (!)

        11.  Sermo S. Aug. qualiter homo factus sit ad ymaginem et simili-

                     tudinem dei (XL 1213)        .         .          .        .          .         .              83

               Tanta dignitas

                     -in secundo reformatur.  Amen.

        12.  Inc. prol. S. Aug. in libro retractationum (XXXII 583)      .         .             83b

               Iam dudum facere cogito

               Capitula.  Text.  Cum ergo reliquissem  .          .         .         .         .            84 

               Lib. II, f. 94b.

                     -retractare cepissem.  Expl. lib. sec. Aur. Aug. retract.

        13.  Inc. prol. b. Aug. ep. de mirabilibus noui et ueteris testamenti

                   (XXXV 2149)     .         .         .         .          .          .          .         .           99b

               Uenerantissimis urbium

               Capitula.  Text.  Cum omnipotentis dei auxilio          .          .          .          100

                     -exemplo huius castigarentur.

        14.  Aur. Aug. Ep. yponensis lib. inc. qui appellatur Unde malum       .            116

               Dic michi queso te (XXXII 1221).

               Capitula added below.

                     -libentissime adiungo. aur. aug. ep. lib. unde malum expl.

        15.  Inc. de libero arbitrio uoluntatis lib. I (l.c.)        .           .          .         .       120

               Iam si fieri potest explica

               Capitula below.

               Lib. II, f. 127b.     -aliquando compellit. aur. aug. ep. de lib.

                   arb. uolunt. lib. sec. expl.

        16.  Aur. Aug. de uita beata ad theodorum uirum magnificum lib. inc.

                   (XXXII 959)     .         .         .         .        .      .           .          .         .        137

               Si ad philosophie portum

               Capitula below.

                     -fine discessimus.

        17.  Meditacio Augustini (XL 901)  .         .         .         .         .         .         .       141b

               Domine deus meus da cordi meo

                   -per I. C. saluatorem meum.  Qui, etc., deus per omnia

                     sec. sec.  Amen.

        18.  Inc. lib. Aug. de uisitatione infirmorum (XL 1147) .         .        .         .        143b

               Uisitacionis gratia nepoti meo.

               Ends f. 146b : iustificatur ab ipso.  Qui, etc., per omn. sec. sec. Amen.

Supplementary information 

This MS has the marginal signs of Robert Grosseteste. See also MS A.17 (17).

S. Gieben, ‘Das Abkürzungszeichen f des Robert Grosseteste: quomodo philosophia accipienda sit a nobis’, Miscellanca Mediaevalia, vol. 2 (1963), 522-34.

This manuscript is referred to in C.H. Lawrence (ed.) The letters of Adam Marsh vol. 1 (Oxford, 2006) p. xviii: ‘A Franciscan manuscript of St Augustine’s De Doctrina Christiana has analytical chapter headings in the margins which bear the name of Adam Marsh, and the concluding note is unmistakeably in Adam’s style and probably in his hand. (St John’s College, Cambridge, MS 47, fo. 1v; cited by Callus, Grosseteste, p.125 and n.).’

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