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GREGORII LIBER PASTORALIS. HYMNI, ETC.

MRJ number: 
90
College classmark: 
D.15

    Vellum, 10.625 x 7.625, ff. 6 + 14, double columns of 38 lines.  12th-13th cent., very well written.

 

    Skin over boards, clasp gone.

    Donor, T. C. S.

    From the Franciscan Convent of Hereford:

                          Liber fratrum minorum hereford    

                                    E. 5m gregorii pastoralis                sunt libri 5e.

    Below: F and table of contents.

    Collation: a2, 18 28 310 410 58 6? (two) | 78 (wants 8) 88, b2.

   

    Contents:

         1.  Inc. capitula in librum pastoralis Regule B. Gregorii pape   .        f.  1

              Inc. liber Regule pastoralis editus a b. Gregorio papa urbis

                 Rome ad Iohannem Rauennatem episcopum  .         .         .            2

              Pastoralis cure me pondera (LXXVII 13)

                      -tui meriti manus leuet.  Expl. lib. pastoralis Regule b.

                      Gregorii pape.

         2.  A papal rescript on the monastic life (LXXVII 918, Greg. Magn.

              CXIX 844, Nicholas I)   .         .         .         .         .         .         .       46

              Quam sit necessarium  monasteriorum quieti prospicere.

              Ending imperfectly f. 46b.

         3.  The cycle of Hymns known as the Mariale (Julian's Dict. of

                   Hymnology, 1200):

              1.  Ut iocundas ceruus undas estuans desiderat       .         .         .      47

              2.  Omni die det marie mea laudes anima      .         .         .         .      47

              3.  O cunctarum feminarum decus atque gloria        .         .         .     47b

              4.  Reparatrix et solatrix desperantis anime    .         .         .         .     48

              5.  Salutaris stella maris summis digna laudibus.

              6.  Maris stella interpella quem portasti utero.

              7.  Rex uirtutum cuius nutum nichil potest fallere     .         .         .    48b

              8.  Mater Christi que tulisti sacris hunc uisceribus    .         .         .    48b

              9.  Rex eternus ut egenus uisus est incredulis.

             10.  O regina huc inclina pie mentis lumina     .          .         .         .    49

             11.  Celi porta per quam orta salus est fidelium.

             12.  O felicem genitricem cuius sacra uiscera    .         .         .         .   49b

             13.  O quam grata quam beata tua est memoria.

             14.  Te laudamus et rogamus feminarum gloria.

             15.  Animarum spes lapsarum uirgo mater unica         .         .         .   50 

           16.  O maria uite uia plena dei gracia.

             17.  Uirgo gaude digna laude templum sancti spiritus.

                    Ends: ut regnemus et laudemus tuum semper filium.

                    pater deus fili deus deus alme spiritus | per eterna nos

                        guberna, etc.

                    pater deus fili deus deus alma caritas | per eterna, etc.

             18.  Ante luciferum a patre genitus   .         .         .         .         .        .  51 

                    Labores pauperum pensans et gemitus.

                    Sol' auctor syderum nobis est editus.

                    In fine temporum nascens humanitus.

                    Ends 53b: Parat conuiuium mulier optima.

                                     Fit magnum gaudium pro dragma decima.

                  

                    Space: then follows:

                                     Pascha commeditur uerum in azimis

                                     Cum Christus sumitur scinceris animis

                                     Lactucis utitur qui lauat lacrimis

                                     Id quod respergitur fermento criminis.

                    Quicquid habes meriti preuentrix gratia donat.

                    Nil deus in nobis preter sua dona coronat.

         4.  (Hildeberti) vita S. Mariae Aegyptiacae  .         .         .         .         .      54

              (S)icut hiems laurum non urit nec rogus aurum.

              Sic zozimam puerum nec opes nec gloria rerum.

              Ends 59b:  Sic ubi compleuit uiginti lustra quieuit (P. L.

                 CLXXI 1321).

         5.  Written as prose            .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .     59b

              Maria uirgo regia. mater regis et filia. quam dei sapientia.

                   elegit ante omnia.

              Ends: Sit mihi ductor sit uia. qua reuisatur patria. in qua

                   pater et filius. regnat cum sancto spiritu.  amen.

         6.  Rhythmus Hildeberti   .          .         .         .         .         .         .         .       60b 

                         Alpha et w magne deus (CLXXI  1411)

                                     

                         Cum moyse et helia pium cantem alleluia.

 

    A medieval book-mark like that in C. C. C. 49 is in the volume.

Supplementary information 

Negative microfilm in St John's College Library.

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