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MRJ number: 
168
College classmark: 
F.31

    Vellum, 9.75 x 7, ff. 153 + 2, double columns of 24, 28, etc. lines.  13th cent., in several hands, some very large and black.

    Donor, T.C.S.

    From the Carthusians of Witham, Somerset.

   C.  Hec est continencia huius libri dei et b. Marie de Witham ord. Carthus.

    Collation:  2 flyleaves, 1? (six) 710 (wants 10) | 38 410 58 - 108 1112 1212 1310 1410 158 - 178, 1 flyleaf: 3 smaller leaves.

  

    Contents:

         1.    Tractatus mag. Hugonis de Victore de uirtute orationis                .         f.    1

                Quo studio et quo affectu a nobis orandus sit deus (CLXXVI 977).

                In lower margins are various notes and extracts.

                A secretis A responsis Acaliculis Abatis Hec sunt iiiior nomina

                   indeclinabilia.

                On 1b is this note:  Ab s asorio littera usque ad h rubram

                   non est de opere presenti.  But I do not see the application.

                Other extracts from Isidore, Augustine, etc. on prayer are in

                   the margins.

                 Ends 7b: in ara cordis adoletur.  Expl.

         2.    A collection of Meditations, etc. with prologue in red  .               .               7b

                Prol.  Obsecrationes siue meditationes que subscripte sunt

                   (they are not to be read all at once)

                    -propter quod facte sunt compunctionis et pietatis

                    affectum.

                Meditatio S. Anselmi Cant. Archiep.

                                                Terret me uita mea.

                Eiusdem:  Anima Christiana, 9b.

                Omnip. et misericors deus cuius misericordie non est numerus   .               13b

                Interrupted by a fine small hand.

                Jeronimus ad Paulam et Eustochium de utilitate psalmorum.        .               14

                    Psalmorum canticum animas decorat.

                Aug. doctor de psalmorum excellentia er proficuo         .               .               14

                    Nullus mortalium potest uerbis.

                Ending with classification of the Psalms:  Psalmi de primo

                   aduentu Christi sunt isti

                    -Ideo semper oportet orare et non deficere.

                The first hand, or one like it, resumes at f. 16.

                Or. ante signum crucis. D.I.C. fili dei uiui qui pro re-

                   demptione          .               .               .               .               .               .               16

                Followed by similar prayers to the Cross.

                Or.  Alexandri quam beatus [Thomas (?) erased] cotidie fre-

                   quentare solebat.  Respiciat in nos rector eternus      .               .               16b

                Prayers to the Virgin.  Uirgo mundo uenerabilis             .               .               22

                Or.  Maurilii Andegauensis ep. ad. S. Mariam.  Singularis

                   meriti   .               .               .               .               .               .               .               31

                Ad proprium angelum.  Sancte ac beate angele dei        .               .               33

                Deploratio uirginitatis male amisse.  Anima mea anima erump-

                   nosa.   .               .               .               .               .               .               .               36b

                Ad. S. Joh. Bapt.   Sancte Johannes tu ille iohannes     .               .               40

                As SS. Petrum, Paulum, Johannem, Stephanum, Benedictum,

                   Martinum, Mariam, Magd. ending with reference to the two

                   other meditations of Anselm (f. 7b):

                Quere in fine tractatus Mag. Hugonis S. Victoris qui tract.

                    huiusmodi corrogationis initium est.

         3.    Jeronimus de libro Syxti Pithagorici  .               .               .               71b

                Pulchre in sexti pithagorici sententiolis

                    -in martyrem et romanum transtulit.

                Pref. in librum sixti.

                Scio quoniam sicut grex as uocem proprii pastoris

                    -uel si latine anulus appelletur.  Expl. prol.

                Inc.  Encheridion sexti         .               .               .               .               .               72

                Fidelis homo electus homo est

                    -nichil audeas dicere de deo.  Expl. Encheridion b. Sexti

                     [Explicit expliceat ludere lector eat.]

                In a later hand.

                Gratias tibi ago domine qui me a uano huius mundi consorcio    .               80b

                    -largitor omnium bonorum et qui es deus bened. cum p.

                   et sp. s. in sec. sec. amen.

                See Fabric. Bibl.  Gr.  1 870, Bardenhewer, Patrol II 581, etc.

         4.    Lectiones de S. Maria          .               .               .               .               .               82

                Sancta Maria uirgo uirginum.

                Sancta Maria piarum piissima.

                Sancta dei genitrix.

                Alie lect. de domina.  O beata M. quis tibi.

                Admitte piissima.

                S. M. succurre miseris.

                Alie lect.  O alma uirgo tu   .               .               .               .               .               82b

                                   Surge ergo.

                                   O sacratissima.

                Alie lect.  S. M. maris stella                .               .               .               .               83

                                   O domina clemens.

                                   O regina angelorum.

                With music on four-line stave.  Aue regina celorum      .               .               84

                Alma redemptoris.  Gaude dei genitrix.  Salue regina, 84b.

         5.    Further collection of meditations      .               .               .               .               85

                Salutatio uerbi incarnati.  Aue I. C. uerbum patris.

                Meditationes S. Augustini .               .               .               .               .               85

                Domine deus meus da cordi meo  (XL 901 )

                Meditationes b. Bernardi Abbatis     .               .               .               .               96b

                Multi multa sciunt (CLXXXIV 485)

         6.    Tractatus de confessione et oratione cuiusdam Thome monachi                119b

                Deo me totum.  Nichil dixi et totum dixi

                    -Singulare autem remedium contra omnia mala memoria

                     mortis est, cf. C. C. C. 63. 4.

         7.    Anselmus in libro de conuersione nouitiorum                .               .               132

                Seruus quidam aduersus dominum suum grauiter peccauerat

                    -ac si modo plangere cepisset conteritur.

         8.    De gradibus humilitatis secundum Anselmum archiep. .               137

                Duo  quippe uirtutis sunt genera

                    -uanitatem expello.

                Suauis es domine et in iocunditate tua doce me             .               .               147

                    -cum te qui es summum bonum teneat, qui es bened.

                     deus in sec.  Amen.

         9.    Oratio S. Edmundi archiep. ad b. Mariam         .               .               .               149

                O clementissima ac sanctissima

                    -in ligno figi dignatus est d.n.I.C. filius tuus. qui.

                In a later and very ugly hand             .               .               .               .               149b

                Pro uno pomo sanctus Thomas dedit...coronam luti et bonus

                   puer ihesus dedit sibi coronam celestis auri in numero

                   apostolorum pro amaro ipse dat dulce, etc.

                    -precibus sue matris et b. thome et omnium (sanctorum)

                    et perducat nos ad suam gloriam qui est, etc.

                Scribbles follow, 150b in blank.

        10.   Three leaves of smaller size.

                Canticorum secundo.  Ostende michi faciem tuam, etc.  Per

                   hec duo uerba ostenditur euidenter               .               .               .               151

                Oratio est per quam ira dei suspenditur, etc.   .               .               .               151b

                Change of hand: at top: domus matris dei.

                Marie nomen ab aquis quendam per capillos extraxit     .               .               152

                Quidam iudex licet alias peccator.

                Imago marie cum filio in alueario apparuit,

                Tempore regis karoli.

                Other tales of the Eucharist.

                O intemerata orationem frequentans a dampnacione saluatur    .               152 b

                Fuit quidam monachus qui sine licencia.

                153b blank.

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