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IANUENSIS, ETC.

MRJ number: 
95
College classmark: 
D.20

    Vellum, 9 x 6.25, ff. 203 + 2, 40, 28, etc. lines to a page. 14th and 15th cent., several volumes in various hands.

    Donor, T. C. S.

    Collation: 2 flyleaves, 112 - 1212 | 138 - 158 164 | 178 188 (wants 8) | 198 208:

incorrect foliation.

    On the flyleaf, some accounts for hay, and a receipt for vermin in a dovecote.

    Contents:

   I.   1.  Tabula Ianuensis.

             Ianuensis Compendium figurarum (no title)   .         .         .         .        f.  1

             Religiosis uiris…studentibus neopolitani conuentus ffratrum

                ordinis s. ffrancisci. ffratres de ianua ordinis memorati

                   -egregia sue misericordie largitate.

             (Abstinencia.)  Castigo corpus meum 1 Cor. 9.  Nota quod

                non est animal.

             Ends in Christus, f. 144b: cum uoce dulci ac sonora.

             Two crowns and a branch neatly drawn in red below.

  II.   2.  A collection of stories (Exempla)    .         .         .         .         .         .        145

             De abstinencia.  Legitur in vita S. Cutberti.

             An English collection: among the authorities quoted are Vitae

                patrum, Odo de Seritone, Pet. Alfonsus, Jac. de Vitry,

                Chronica Anglorum, Chron. Francorum, Lives of Brendan,

                Edmund (Conf.), Thomas, etc., etc.

             Ends f. 168a: de temptacione.  Legitur in vita S. Benedicti

                   -obliuisci facit luxurie. quere de hoc supra de penitentia.

         3.  Another hand     .         .         .         .         .         .       (f. 217)                   168 

             Ysodorus. qui de uno peccato dolet, etc.  He that soruyth of

                on synne, etc.

             Note.  Thys may serue as the sonday after trinite sonday

                or ellys on the sonday be fore Aske Wednesday or in

                sexagesima       .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .                  168b

             Caritas perfecta est, ffryndys the mooste thynge that god

                hatyth.

             Ends unfinished 170b (219): 171, 172 blank.

 III.  4.  A collection of notes and extracts beginning with an exposition  

                of Pater noster     .          .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .    173 (222)

             Pater noster, etc.  Deus incipit orationem suam.

             d (D) Ecimo die post ascencionem domini. discipulis pre timore     .         175b

             Sacramentum est sacre rei signum .         .         .         .         .         .           181 (230)

             Miscellaneous extracts intervene and follow, eg. the twelve

                Fridays (f. 144), 244.  Stories 198 (248).

             Visio Pauli.  Dies dominicus 199b (249b).

             Pater noster 201b (251b).

             Dom. in quinquagesima 202b (252b).

             They end f. 203b (253b).

Supplementary information 

For item 3 see H. Leith Spencer, English Preaching in the Late Middle Ages (Oxford, 1993) pp. 217-19, 405 n.131, 411 n.161 and n.166, 451 n.89.

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