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RIC. DE BURY, SENECA, ETC.

MRJ number: 
115
College classmark: 
E.12

    Vellum, 8 x 4.625, ff. 160 + 2, 37, 35, etc. lines to a page.  14th and 15th cent.,

in several clear hands.

    Donor, T. C. S.  pretium xxiis vid on f. 1.                              2 fo. positus.

    Collation: 2 flyleaves, 112 - 512 68 712 - 1412 (wants 9-12).

    Contents:

         1.  Expositio Epistolae Valerii ad Rufinum (W. Mapes, de Nugis

                Curialium, ed. Wright, Camd. Soc. p. 142-150)    .         .         .     f.  1

              Loqui prohibeor et tacere non possum.  Mulier si primatum

                habeat contraria est

                  -dei munus est et gratia cui sit in eternum honor et

                   gloria.  Amen.

              Expl. exp. epistole Valerii ad Rufinum de dissuasione nuptiarum.

         2.  A second exposition of the same    .         .         .         .         .             42b  

              Loqui, etc. hoc contra malos religiosos

                  -sed in eo quod breuia sunt.

              Expositions on this letter were written by Nic. Trivet and

                  J. Ridevallis, but I cannot find that these are identical

                  with those in our MS.

         3.  Ricardi de Bury Philobiblon      .         .         .         .         .         .          57

              Uniuersis Christi fidelibus, etc. Ric. de Bury

                  -philobiblon amabiliter nuncupare.

              Capitula, 58b.  Text.  Thesaurus desiderabilis         .          .         .         59

                  -fruibilis faciei conspectum.

              Expl. philobiblon d. Ric. de Aungeruile cognominati de Bury

                quondam ep. Dunelm.  Completus est autem tract. iste in

                manerio nostro de Aukeland xxiiii die Jan. a. d. mmo cccmo

                xliiii etatis nostre lviii precise completo. pontif. uero nostri

                Anno xi finiente ad laudem dei feliciter.

         4.  (Ockam) Disputacio inter clericum et militem super potestate

                commissa prelatis, etc.     .         .         .         .         .         .         .          87b

              Primo proponit clericus iuramentum suum uel suum dictum

                quodammodo sub hac forma.

              Clericus Miror optime miles paucis diebus

                  -unxitque Ioadam pontifex ibi (?).  Expl.

         5.  Inc. encheridion mag. Alani de conquestu nature   .         .         .            95b

              In lacrimas risus in  luctus gaudia uerto.

              (Wright, Satirical Poets of the Twelfth Century, II 429.)

              Partial border and handsome initial.

              Ends 133b: dereli[n]quit aspectus.

              Tractando planus hic librum finit alanus

              In quo nature planctum pandit pariture.

         6.  De moribus regalibus     .         .         .         .         .         .         .            134

              Salemon in principio regni sui optionem a deo eligendi quod

                uellet accepit

                   -si voto principis rite composito tota familia libens

                     obsequatur.

              Expl. de moribus regalibus tract. compendiosus.

         7.  De deo.  (Liber de maximis)    .         .         .         .         .         .             137b

              Congregatis 24 philosophis solum eis in questione remansit quid

                esset deus, etc.  Twenty-four definitions of God follow.

                   -et hoc est quod dicit deus est qui, etc.

               Expl. lib. de maximis cum comento.

         8.  Prologus alani de planctu nature    .         .         .         .         .                  140

              Humanam preter naturam sensilis mundi

                   -taliter est conquestus.  In lacrimas, etc.  Expl. prol.

                     Alani de pl. nat.

              Apparently not printed by Wright.

         9.  Inc. proverbia Senece ordinata sec. literas alphabeti. que sparsim

                sumuntur a diuersis libris eiusdem. sc. a libris beneficiorum

                ex epp. suis ad lucillum et a libro de clemencia         .          .                 141

              Alienum est omne quicquid optando euenit.

              Ends Zelari autem hominibus uiciosum est.

       10.  Inc. lib. Senece de copia uerborum siue de quatuor uirtutibus

                que dicitur formula uiuendi ad paulum (Martinus Dumiensis).     .        150b

              Quatuor uirtutum species

                   -contempnat ignauiam.

        11.  Senece ad Lucillum   Ep. ii       Ex hiis que michi scribis  .        .         .    154b

                                                  Ep. lxxvi Minus tibi accuratas          .               .                155

                                                  Ep. lxxvii Inimicias michi    .               .         .     158b 

               Ends 160a: Sciebam.  Vale.

Supplementary information 

Negative microfilm in St John's College Library.

For an edition of fols 42v-57r,  Neil Cartlidge, 'Misogyny in a medieval university?  The Hoc contra malos commentary on Walter Map's Dissuasio Valeri', The Journal of Medieval Latin 8 (1998), 156-91.

F. Hudry, 'Prologus Alani De Planctu Nature', Archives d'histoire doctrinale et littéraire du Moyen Age (1988), 169-85.

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