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SENTENTIAE ABBREVIATAE, ETC.

MRJ number: 
120
College classmark: 
E.17

    Vellum, 6.125 x 4.5, ff. 238, single columns of 41, 27, 25, double of 40 lines.

12th, 13th, 14th cents, in many hands.

    Ex dono Mri Gent.                                                          2 fo. assignari in opere

    Collation: 12 28  36 (+ slip) 48  58 610 (10 canc.) 78 – 108 | 118 128 | 1312 148

1514 (14 gone) | 1612 | 176 | 1812 - 2212 234 | 246 (+ slip) 256 (+ slip) 2610 2712.

    Contents:

  I.  1.   On ff. 1, 2, Extracts.

             Duo sunt conscientia et fama.

             Ueni in ortum meum, etc.

             Ieronimus scribens ad marcellum, 2b.

       2.   In a fine small hand.  Libri sententiarum IV (abbreviata)

                beginning in the Prologue.

             Hic inc. liber magistri petri de rebus et signis          .         .         .   f. 3

             Gratia dei preuia nobis innotuit sacre pagine tractatum circa

                res et signa  uersari.

             Lib. II, de rerum creatione et formatione corporalium et

                spiritualium, etc.  .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .      17    

             Lib. III, de incarn. uerbi  .         .         .         .         .         .         .        33

             Lib. IV, f. 42? ends f. 70: uia duce peruenit.  Expl. lib. quartus.

       3.   In another hand.

             Tabernaculum factum est primum, and other extracts.

             At bottom of 73b a receipt.

 II.  4.   Expositio Missae       .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .     74

             Celebratio misse in commemoratione passionis Christi agitur.

             Ends f. 86: que in ministerio misse peracta uidentur a domino

                esse recepta.

       5.   Extracts and prayers  .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .     86

             Prayers on 87 and 88a.  Exposition of Pater noster, 88b.

             Notes and verses on the months, 89.

III.        Late 13th cent.

       6.   Sermones per distinctiones super epistolas          .         .         .         .   90

             Ad Ro. xiii, Hora est.  Cum sit breuis uita nostra.

             ff. 123-134 belong to Vol. IV.

             Ends f. 140b: in saluatorem expectamus.

             Hic expl. serm. per distinct. super epistolas. 

IV.        13th cent., double columns   

       7.   Tractatus de anima (?) secundum (?) Joha. blondum (?)     .                 123

             Capitula.

             Ut habetur de aristotele.  Omnis scientia est ab anima

                  -ad regimentum utriusque illarum uirtutum.

 

       8.   Seneca de remediis fortuitorum.  (Extracts)     .         .         .         .         155

             Mors omnia abscindit

                  -ergo mala non sunt.

       9.   Seneca de beneficiis.  (Extracts)    .         .         .         .         .         .        165

             Beneficia nec dare

                  -preter subtilitatem.

      10.  (Ps.-) Boecius de disciplina scolarum.  (Extracts)  .          .         .            167b

             Diligencia operis cuiuslibet

                  -cogunt optineri.

      11.  Boethius de consolatione philosophiae.  (Extracts)     .         .         .         168b

             Si operam medicantis

                  iudicis cuncta cernentis.

      12.  Tullius de amicicia.  Extr.              .         .         .         .         .         .         174b   

             Ego uos hortari tantum posui

                  -nil amicicia prestabilius putetis.

      13.  Tullius de senectute.  Extr.           .         .         .         .         .         .          176

             Senectus est etas

                  -sic uiuendi modum.

      14.  Ysaac de diffinitionibus        .         .         .         .         .         .         .         178 

             Quamplures in libris philosophorum

                  -propter resolucionem ex motu.

      15.  ? Aristoteles      .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .          182 

             Virtus est animi habitus nature modo atque rationi consentaneus

                  -in posterius factum perficiat ipsius speciem.

      16.  Slightly smaller hand            .         .         .         .         .         .         .          195b

             Queritur de statu anime exute

                  -infernalia corporalia. sed de hoc infra habebitur.

 V.         13th cent. single lines.

      17.  Various notes and extracts, with one or two inserted slips       .        .          203

             Joel. 1o.  Computruerunt iumenta.

      18.  Verses: De male quesitis non gaudet tercius heres         .         .         .         213b

                           Nunc lege nunc ora nunc cum feruore labora

                           Sic erit hora breuis et labor iste leuis.

             An inserted slip:

             Imperator et pater dedit tunicam talarem et polimitam

                intextam. Dimisi tibi ne adicias.

             Rex dedit coronam auream insculptam.  Ex me tua dignitas.

             Propugnator dedit anulum aureum continentem insculptum.

                Quid feci. quantum. quare foramen dextre manus.    

             Mediator pacis dedit anulum secundum insculptum.  Diligo te

                disce diligere foramen sinistre manus.

             Filius regis dedit anulum tercium insculptum.  Nunc no.. d effecta

                es. dignitatem tuam ne contempnas foramen dextri pedis.

             Frater dedit anulum quartum insculptum.  Accede ne timeas.

                frater sum. foramen sinistri pedis.

             Sponsus ffeof(auit?) eam in hereditatem carta signata cum

                sigillo insculpto.  Nunc coniuncta es. amplius noli errare.

             The verses end 215b: Ergo timor sine spe nec spes ualet  

                absque timore.

             A note follows:

             On f. 216a in a different (?) hand:

             Suce hillertre. Birse Birk. Ulmel Alme. Arabel Mapel. ffou

                beche. Eglenter Schuptre. Butuns de Haye idest Schupes.

                Aune Hellertre. Geneth Brom. ffugere Brakan. Pubeler

                Aubeltre. Syñeles Ha{th}es. Rounce Brere. Mures beries. Noyer

                Walnotetre. Trembler Hesp. Cheneuls Welpes. ffru Roke.

                Vanel Wype. Ouweroser Redlag. Merel Suswart. Griue

                ffeldefare. Buthor Baredrumbel. Bekaz Snype. Cercel Tele.

                Prael Bunting. Pinscoun Spink. Columbe ramer Scuscote.

                Turtre Turtelduue. Eywal Wodewale. Cucuel Cuccuke.

                Sintyces Swanbriddes. Oysouns Geslingges. Grusieler Cas-

                berietre. Cormaraunt Scarf. ffilaundre Gossumer. un cerku

                aythruthe. Pruneles Sclaes.

             Notes and verses follow.

 VI.       13th cent., hand of no. 16,

             Questio est de bono in genere quid sit       .         .         .         .         .         217

             Ends unfinished, 236b.

VII.       Hand of vol. V.

             Number of chapters in the Bible and in the Sentences             .         .         237

             Extracts from the Policraticus of John of Salisbury       .         .         .         237b

Supplementary information 

Negative microfilm in St John's College Library.

Given by John Gent (d. 1651), BA St John's College 1625-6, Rector of Birdbrook, Essex, 1632-51.

D. A. Callus, 'Introduction of Aristotelian learning to Oxford', Proceedings of the British Academy 29 (1943), 229-81.

D. A. Callus, 'The treatise of John Blund On the soul', an offprint from Autour d'Aristote.  Recueil d'études de philosophie ancienne et médiévale offert à A. Mansion, Bibliothèque Philosophe de Louvain, 16 (Lovain, 1955).  

Fols 182rb-183vb, inc. Virtus est animi habitus nature modo atque rationi consentaneus, ie. Cicero De inventione, II.53.  Expl. studio labore diligencia comprobatur, ie. pseudo-Cicero, Rhetorica ad Herrenium III.24.  This treatise on the cardinal virtues is based on several authorities including Cicero, Augustine and Aristotle.  See L. Minio-Paluello (ed.), Aristoteles Latinus: codices supplementa altera (Bruges, 1961), no. 2037.

On fol. 216r, P. Acker, 'An Anglo-Norman Middle English glossary of tree and bird names', Medium Aevum 62 (1993).

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