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DE S. BENEDICTO

MRJ number: 
164
College classmark: 
F.27

    Vellum, 8.375 x 6.25, ff. 2 + 98, 17 – 16 lines to a page.  10th cent., in good

minuscule.

    Old binding, skin over flat boards.

    Traces of lettering on the back in capitals TRANSLATIO.

    Donor, T.C.S.  Priced 20s.                                                                      2 fo. asse. ablatis.  

     From St Augustine’s, Canterbury, but not entered in the old Catalogue :

Translatio S. Benedicti, cum A. est liber S. Aug. Cant. D. ix, g.v.

    Ancient Libraries, p. 534.

    Collation : 2 flyleaves, 110  (2, 3 canc.) 28  (wants 3)  310  (two canc.)  48 - 88

(wants 1) 98 108 1110 128 13? (two).

    The flyleaves are a folded leaf of a MS. of 10th – 11th cent. in large hand.

Apparently scholia on Terence.

 

   Euphonie. hic preponitur Sonorius est enim mecum quam cum me.   Mecum legunt

                u

pueri. te crem cordantur.  Secum sedet ille i. e. solus. heus ut uirgil.  heus iuuenis

monstrate aliquam si forte mearum.  heu aduerbium est respondentis, etc.

 

   Contents :

        1.  Title in capitals.

                Incipit aduentus patris eximii Benedicti.

                Idus quem quinto Iulius ecce colit.

                                               u

                Magna dei Pietas hnc nobis cessit habendum.

                Omnis honor Christo gloria lausque deo.

                Cum diu gens Langobardorum infidelitatis sue tenebris carere

                   noluisset

                    -propio indigerent libro.  Prestante omnipotentia salua-

                     toris D.I.C.  Cui laus et gloria in sec.  sec.  Amen.

                Acta SS.  Mart. III 302  P. L.  CXXIV 901.

         2.  In another hand (English): with neumes            .               .               .     f.        15

                Parts of offices for SS. Augustine of  Canterbury and Adrian

                   (Abbot).

                O uere uirum beatum O uere magnificum.

                f.  16.  Deo carus Adrianus post decursum stadium.

                Ter beatus augustinus anglorum apostolus.

         3.  Liber de miraculis S. Benedicti (Adrevaldi Floriacensis) .               16 b

                Verses in capitals, red and black in alternate lines.

                    Orditur miranda saeclo. nunc gestorum series

                    Uisibus quam populorum factor fecit syderum

                    Per uerendum caelo terra.  hierarcham Benedictum   

                    Presulem quem monachorum plebs colit fidelium.

                    Nam iussu postquam diuino sunt uecta Floriaco

    Cunctis pignora ipsius horrenda mortalibus

    Atque tanto decorate stemate sunt galliae

                    Subditis dans bona queque. cum caelesti munere

                    Hec peregit celo digne attestans se uiuere

                    Corporeque se presentem illo certe degere

                    Unde obstruantur ora cunctorum loquentia

                    Illum partes illustrare haudquaquam Niustrie

                    Immo tumulatum prisco asserunt mausoleo

                    Seruis causam qua donatus ignorantes penitus.

                    Ergo tanti persistentes patris sub tutamine

                    Eius munia rogemus mente ore corpore

                   Quo nostri sit tutor pius cuncto secli tempore.

                Text.  Regni Italici summum ac preclarum decus ea instantia

                   a praepollentissimis ueterum auctorum ingeniis          .               .               17

                P. L.  CXXIV 909.  Acta SS. Mart, III 305.

                On the margin of  f. 87 is a censure (of 16th cent.) signed T. de

                   penda.

                Ends f. 88a : ipse suos erigat super nos et misereatur nostri.

                   per omnia tempora secli.  Amen.

                Colophon in capitals, red and black in alternate lines.

                Expl. libellus miraculorum b. Benedicti patris monachorum qui

                   superna disponente clementia a Cassini castro deuectus

                   Floriaco diuina reuelatione et sua propia sponte Gallias

                   est dignatus inuisere Chlodouio Dagoberhti regis filio Fran-

                   corum iura nobili gubernante sceptro.  Cuius iussu atque

                   auxilio citatim super Ligeris alueum constructo monasterio

                   ad seruandum fidelibus perpetualiter est absque dubietate

                   qualibet depositus.  Quod uidelicet caelo terraque  (88 b)

                   attestans se uiuere.  Haec diuinitus peregit seculo miranda

                   gesta. uti superius ueraci stilo intexunt omnimodis karaxata.

                   Pacis abundantia ubique comitetur legentibus. uber quoque

                   credentibus per saeculi spacia prefulgeat scienciae fructus.

        4.   Sermo lepiditatis editus nitore recitandus sollempniter in sacra

                   Benedicti patris caelebritate            .               .               .               .               89

                Festiua beatissimi Benedicti sollempnitas Christo domino

                   proficiente (-pitiante) refulget (CXXXIII 721).

                A gap before f. 97  Ends imperfectly f. 98b.

                Gaudeamus ergo  et erga d. n. quo ualemus adnisu dile | .

 

   There is a set-off in the second cover of another bit of the MS. which forms the flyleaf at the beginning.

Supplementary information 

H. Gneuss, Handlist of Anglo-Saxon manuscripts: a list of manuscripts and manuscript fragments written or owned in England up to 1100 (Tempe, 2001) no. 153.

K.D. Hartzell, Catalogue of manuscripts written or owned in England up to 1200 containing music (Woodbridge, 2006) no. 56.

Rebecca Rushforth, 'Two fragmentary Anglo-Saxon manuscripts at St John's College, Cambridge'. Scriptorium: revue internationale des études relatives aux manuscrits LXIII:1 (2009), 73-78.

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