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MRJ number: 
119
College classmark: 
E.16

    Vellum, 5.75 x 4.25, ff. 122 + 3, double columns of 28 lines and single of 24

 and 26.  Early 12th, and 13th cent., in several hands.

    Old binding, skin over boards, fastening gone.

    Donor, T. C. S.

    On the back:

                                         liber qui appellatur octo sunt.

                                         liber de consuetudinibus et singnis.

                                         Lib. 53us.

    At the end is a bit of a bede-roll for Stephen Prior of Newenham,

apparently the Augustinian Convent in Bedfordshire.

    Collation: 1 flyleaf, 18 - 38 46 58 610 78 88 912 (wants 11, 12) 1010 | 118 1210

(+1) 138 1412 (wants 11 or 12), 2 flyleaves.

    At the beginning is part of a Papal (?) document:

  s.. prior et Conuentus ecclesie S. Nich. de Newenham ordinis S. Aug.

lincolniens. dioc., etc.

    Contents:

   I.   1. Liber qui appellatur Octo sunt     .          .         .         .         .          f. 1

             Octo sunt que si diligenter a monachis obseruantur.

             Eight sections follow: De triplici temptatione, De milite et eius

                 armis (et de equo), De diuitibus, etc.  Omelia Eusebii ep.

                 Exhortatur nos sermo diuinus, ending f. 8b qui tot uias

                 accepimus ad salutem per d. n. I. C. qui cum patre, etc. per

                 omn. sec. sc.  Amen.

             Maxima Bibliotheca veterum patrum (Lugdoni, 1677), VI 656. 

         2. Ps. -Aug. or Ps. -Patricius de tribus habitaculis     .          .         .        8b

             Tria sunt sub omnipotentis dei manu.  (XL 891; LIII 831.)

                     -benignum et misericordem. cui est honor et gl. et nunc

                      et in sec. sec.  Amen.

         3. This is followed (on f. 12 sqq.) by what can only be described

                 as a book of Extracts, all theological, drawn from Augustine,

                 Jerome, Gregory, Ambrose, Origen, Isidore, Cassian, Ger-

                 manus, etc.  On f. 18b sqq. are two sermons of Augustine.

                 On 33b the tract De octo principalibus uitiis.  On 74b some

                 verses in another hand: Utrum sit mundus quadratus siue

                 rotundus.

             On 75 sqq. a small collection of Sermons, Aug., Bede,

                 Gregory.

           Ending 84b with some miscellaneous notes.

  II.     13th cent.       

       1. Miscellaneous verses and notes          .         .         .         .         .         85

       2. Tractatus de impedimentis matrimonii          .         .         .         .        88b

           Nunc uidendum est  quando fuerit institutum matrimonium.

           Ending 121a, the last words cut off.

           On 122b a prayer at the altar.  Corpus tuum d. I. C.

    The fragment of the bede-roll contains the entries of the following

monasteries:

       1. SS. Peter and Paul, Taunton, which adds: Officium fecimus pro eo in Conuentu

cum ix lectionibus et missa matutinali sicut pro fratre nostro.

       2. S. Saviour, Alingens’ (?Athelney or Athelington).

       3. S. Peter, Muchelney.

       4. SS. Peter and Paul, Montacute.

       5. S. Mary, Sireborne (Sherborne).

       6. S. Mary de Briweton (Bruton).

           Most of these add Concedimus ei commune beneficium domus nostre.

    On bede-rolls in general see W. St John Hope’s splendid edition of the

Islip Roll (Vetusta Monumenta, 1906) and L. Delisle, Rouleau Mortuaire de B. Vital de Savigny, 1909.

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