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TEMPLUM DOMINI ETC.

MRJ number: 
62
College classmark: 
C.12

    Vellum, 6.375 x 7, ff. 147 + 11, in several hands.  13th cent.

    Donor, T. C. S.                                                                    2 fo. decem precepta.

    Collation: a12  (wants 12) 116  (5 canc.) 28 314 (12 canc.) 410 512 614 (wants 14) 78 (wants 1) 812 912 108- 128 134 (wants 4) 141 (? 5th leaf of quire 1) 158 (wants 8) 166 176.

    The flyleaves are blank save for some 16th cent. scribbles and a table of contents by Crashaw.

    Contents:

 

I.    1.    45 lines to a page: partly in tabular form.

             Rubricated title, very faint: Incipit templum domini . . .(by

                  Grosseteste).

             Templum dei sanctum est quod estis uos, etc.  Sermo iste    

                 quamuis omnes tangat.

             One leaf (probably the 5th) is now f. 128.

             Ends f. 9a: requieuit dominus ab omni opere quod patrarat.

       2.   Aug. de x preceptis et x plagis          .         .         .         .         .        f. 8b

             Double columns of 45 lines: headed Distinctio decem pre-

                 ceptorum dei.

             Non est sine causa fratres (XXXIX 1783)

                     -regnat in sec. sec. amen.

             The appearances of Christ.  Decies post resurrexionem suam              9b

             Sequitur de diuisione manus.  Manus dicta quod sit tocius

                 corporis munus           .         .         .         .         .         .         .           10

                     -in exteriori habitu.

             Rabbanus de naturis rerum. cap. vito .  Os dictum quod per

                 ipsum      .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .           10

             Sermo in die palmarum.  Ascendam ad palmam   .         .         .            10

                     -similiter ad id accedendum.

       3.   Double columns of 36 and more lines.

             Hic inc. tractatus de nominibus bestiarum et earum natura.

                 Et dicitur liber bestiarius        .         .         .         .         .         .         11

             Leo fortissimus bestiarum ad nullius pauet occursum.

             At the section de epopo(aue) is a marginal note (original)

                              a

                 lepwinke.

             Ends f. 22a: per hominem mors serpentis.

             Dicto de bestiis uolatilibus et serpentibus modo dicendum est

                 de membris hominum et eorum natura          .         .         .         .        22

             Natura dicta eo quod nasci aliquid faciat.

             Ends (imperfect) de cute: incisionem primam paciatur.

II.    4.   Double columns of 39 lines.

              Sermones de tempore         .          .         .         .         .         .         .       24

              Dicite filie syon, etc.  In hoc sacro tempore quatuor sunt

                 dominice.  After the sermon on Homo quidem erat diues

                 (1st Sun. after Pentecost) is a break, partly filled by four

                 stories (exempla) in another hand (f. 69).

              Dom. VI post trinitatem sermo       .         .         .         .         .         .       70

              Si offers munus tuum.

              On 76b: xv signa ante diem iudicii.

              Mutacio presbiteri ad missam.

              Dom. XII post trinitatem.  Exiens Ihesus de finibus thiri        .         .      77

              (change of hand).

              The order is not regular.

              After Dom. v post oct. trinitatis Cum turbe irruerent -ending

                 ruperunt uincula, a new collection seems to begin.

       5.    Sermones de tempore          .         .         .         .         .         .         .              93b

              Hodie karissimi aduentus domini ingreditur.

              The series goes up to Easter (In resurrectione tua, Christe).

              At the end of this is a bidding prayer in Latin.

              Debetis eciam orare pro rege nostro, etc.  Et pro me archi-

                 episcopo uestro . . .Et debetis orare pro archiep. eborac., etc.,

                 showing that the speaker is archbishop of Canterbury.

              Then follows: Distinctio huius oracionis pater noster             .         .            105

              Verbum abbreuiatum fecit deus super terram.  Istud est

                 dominica oracio

                     -fiat fiat. hebreus dicit amen amen.

              Credo in deum. i. credendo diligo deum

                    -ab a quod est sine et mene quod est defectus.

       6.    Constitutiones Egidi (Bridport: 1256) salesberiensis episcopi         .             107b

              Racionalis et proprii arbitrii factus homo

                     -archidiacono persoluerint.  Expl. statuta ven. patris

                      Egidi Sarr. ep.

       7.    Sermons    .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .            111b

              Est puer unus hic qui habet, etc.  De primo pane dicit.  Non

                 in solo pane.

              The last is Estote misericordes (Dom. IV post Pent.).

       8.    Inc.  diuersi tractatus penitentie in unum redacti secundum

                 mag. Robertum grosseteste   .          .         .         .         .         .         .          114b

              In principio istius libelli admonet quod nullus sacerdos.

              Ends 116b: XX dies peniteas (?).  Expl. diuersitates penitencie.

                 go nu{th}e pley tomme· for wery beo{th} {th}yne homme.

       9.    On the seven deadly sins          .          .         .         .         .         .         .          117

              Dicatur singulis diebus uel aliis festis omnibus parochianis

                 a sacerdotibus quod vii sunt criminalia.

              De penitencia          .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .         118

              Cum penitencia consistat, etc.

              Other sections : de crapula, de clericis, de satisfactione, de

                 articulis fidei.  Scriptum est in apocalipsi    .         .         .         .         .        119b

                     -per scripturas instruentur.  Expl.

              On the virtues : Cum omnia consilia canonum         .          .         .         .        120   

              Sermo de amaritudine peccati.  Infirmata est in bonum      .          .         .       120b

                          de impedimentis et hostibus anime.  Istis fomentis            .         .        121

              De apparitione Christi in die resurrexionis      .          .         .          .        .        122

              De stacione sacerdotis ad altare.

              A number of short untitled paragraphs follow.  On 123b  is a

                 story of Arsenius and the Sacrament.

              Some church terms, Letania, etc., explained on 124.

              Sermons in another hand      .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .       125

              Sanctus paulus in aduentu Christi in epistola loquitur dicens

                 Hora est iam nos.

              Surrexit Dominus        .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .       125

              Duodecim sunt articuli, 125b.  Que sunt uincula quibus

                 dominus ligauit hominem, 125 c .  De gradibus cognaci-

                 onis, 126.

              Oportet nos plus ieiunare in sexta feria (also on lower margin

                 of 123a and 143)       .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .      126b

              Nota de Missa.

              Some lines of English.  Loverd {th}i  passion · wo {th}e {th}enchet arist

                 (th)aron · teres his tollet · and eyen hit bollet · nebbes hit wetet ·

                 ant hertes hit swetet.

      10.   Vindicta Salvatoris (without title)    .         .         .         .         .         .         .       127

              In diebus imperatoris tiberii cesaris tetrartha herodes pro-

                 curante poncio pilato iudeam traditus fuit dominus Zelotes

                 a tiberio.  In diebus illis erat quidam titus sub regulo tiberii

                 in regno aquitannio in ciuitate que dicitur burdegalis.

              Ends imperfectly (siege of Jerusalem) : tunc unusquisque

                 parem suum defixit gladio.  Et factus uulgus eorum xii

                 milia (127b).

              f. 128 belongs to quire 1.

              Cf.  Tischendorf, Evangg. Apocr., p. 471.

      11.   Double columns of 38 lines.

              Inc. uita S. Eadmundi cantuariensis archiepiscopi  .         .         .         .         .        129

              Decus et gloria sue gentis beatus archiep. cantuar. eadmundus

                 heres dignissimus S. Thome.

              Ends f. 135b : in iocunditate messurus quod in doloribus

                 seminarat migrauit ad dominum.  Ad cuius beata consorcia

                 nos idem perducat deus. et dominus. qui uiuit et regnat in

                 sec. sec.  Amen.

              =BHL. 2411.  Ed. W. Wallace, Life of St Edmund, p. 589.

              Quatuor sunt species corporis, etc.         .         .         .         .         .         .         .        135b   

      12.   A collection of sermons.  The first, imperfect, on Seir and

                 Hermon        .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .         136

              The others, which are short, end with one on Easter.

              The hand changes.  Sermons on Gospels, beginning with

                 Nupcie facte sunt in cana           .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .         139b 

              Ends with one on the Passion, whch contains part of the

                 Descensus ad Inferos.

              Ends imperfectly: ego nihil boni feceram.

      13.   Close writing, 55 etc. lines to a page.

              An analysis (?) of the fourth book of the Sentences    .          .         .          .         .        142

              Samaritanus enim wlnerato appropinquans

              At the bottom 143 is the note on Friday-fasting which

                 occurred on f. 126b.

              On 143b: Sex sunt peccata etc.

              Story of the Cross, shortened: Post ade peccatum.

              Notes on Sacraments, Creed (with clauses assigned to the

                 Apostles), Seven Sins, etc.

              On f. 144, note on Excommunication.

              Dicatur omnibus parochianis, etc., as on f. 117.

              On f. 145, Exposition of the Mass.

              Dominus uobiscum, etc.  Salutat sacerdos populum

                 -remittet nobis peccata nostra.

              The fifteen signs before the day of judgment (cf. f. 76b )         .          .         .         .        146

      14.   Ouidius de mirabilibus mundi (43 lines to a page)   .         .         .         .         .          .     146b   

              Hic serpens uentis pernicior atque sagittas

              Transfigit queque iaculatus ab arbore sese (iaculus)

              Huic fera tam seuum tribuit natura uenenum

              Ut quicunque bibat uitam ridendo relinquat (herba sardonia).

              Ends 147b:

              Prouidus hic strabo de culmine lilibicano (-tano)

              Per numerum clascem notat ad centigenis (Carthaginis) arcem

              Huius auis prime (plume) sparseim per computa fuse

              Luce sua multum dant nocte m'otibus uisum (uiantibus usum)

              Hanc quasi permodicam sibi pes (grippes) uehit ungue rapinam.

              Expl. ouidius de mirabilibus mundi.

              An earlier copy is in the Fitzwilliam MS., McClean 7.  It seems

                 never to have been printed.

              On f. 146b are a good many scholia.  On 147a a charm against

                 toothache (Dominus I. C. super petram marmoream sedebat

                 et vidit petrum dolentem, etc.).

              On 147b some memorial verses, and notes on the Arabic

                 numerals.

Supplementary information 

Negative microfilm in St John's College Library.

F. 126b  'Loverd {th}i passion', see Carleton Brown, English Lyrics of the thirteenth century (Oxford, 1932), pp. 113 and 211.

Section 10 is closely related to the copy in the Bodleian's Selden supra, 74, f. 28v,

also to St John's College Library G.16, item 5.

B.H.L. in section 11, refers to Société des Bollandistes, Biblotheca hagiographica Latina antiquae et mediae aetatis (Bruxelles, 189

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