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FASCICULUS MORUM, ETC.

MRJ number: 
159
College classmark: 
F.22

    Paper, 8.5 x 6, ff. 200, mostly about 28 lines to a page.  Late 15th cent., fairly well written.

    Old vellum wrapper.

    Donor, T. C. S.

    Collation: 110 (wants 1-6) 212 (+1) 318 (wants 5, 6) 420 (wants 1, 17-20) 516

(wants 1-4) 616 - 916 (11 canc. )1016 (16 canc.) 1116 - 1316 (wants 16).

    Seemingly from Foston on the Wolds, not far from Driffield, Yorks.

 

    Contents:

        1.  Tractatus de sacramentis       .               .               .               .               .               .               f. 1

             The first four leaves are gone.  Ends f. 15b:

             non osculentur feminas.

             Expl. breuis tract. valde utilis de istis, etc. . . quem scripsit

               Recardus lepar capellanus de foston ‘de Mulcastre in Coup-

               land’ (lined through) a. d. mo cccc. septuagissimo secundo.

             Capitula follow, after which is scribbled ‘Rector de Berythorp’

        2.  Form of a will, dated Jan. 1, 1474, at Foston       .               .               .               .               17b

             Certificate of banns, dated 12 Nov. 1474, ibid.

             List of numerals       .               .               .               .               .               .               .               18

             Receipts in English.

        3.  Forms of Exorcism.

             Hec. coniuracio dicatur super quem uexatus est de spiritu

               maligno                   .               .               .               .               .               .               .               18b

             Audi maledicte sathana.

             Medicina contra auariciam, etc.            .               .               .               .               .               22b

             Inuentarium omnium bonorum que fuerunt Thome Marchall de    

               barton in bowmerscyr die quo obiit (16 Oct. 1455)          .               .               .               23

        4.  Visio Pauli  .             .               .               .               .               .               .               .               24b

             Dies dominicus dies est electus.

             A few words wanting at the end.

             Brandes, Visio Pauli.

        5.  Tabula super Fasciculum Morum         .               .               .               .               .               25

             Abstinencia-Zelus.

             Expl. tab. super lib. qui intitulatus Fasc. Morum.  Amen,

             Ric. lepar.  33b blank.

             Fasciculus Morum, attributed to Rob. Silke       .               .               .               .               34

             Frater predilecte

                  -laudare curetis.

             Etenim habetur in regula b. francisci.

Ends imperfectly in c. 8 of Part 7.  Leaves are torn out in

               the body of the book.

Supplementary information 

For item 5, A. G. Little, Studies in English Franciscan History (Manchester, 1917).

See S. Wenzel, Verses in Sermons: Fasciculus Morum and its Middle English Poems (Cambridge, Mass., 1978) for the English verses.

P.R. Robinson, Catalogue of dated and datable manuscripts c.737-1600 in Cambridge libraries (Cambridge, 1988) vol. I, p. 87, no. 302; vol. II pl. 305 (fol. 5).

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