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EXPOSITIO SYMBOLI. P. BLESENSIS, ETC.

MRJ number: 
179
College classmark: 
G.11

   Paper, 8.875 x 5.875, ff. 133, 20, 28, 31 lines to a page.  15th cent.  Vols. I and III are in the same hand : vol. II is better written.

   Donor, T. C. S.                                                                                 2 fo. nolle credere.

   On f. 1 : Johannes Graunge.

   At end : Jhon Grandy.

   Collation : 112 212 316 416 510 (wants 9, 10) | 612 712 816 916 108 (wants 8) | 11 (six).

 

   Contents :

   I.   1.     Expositio Symboli                .               .               .               .               .        f.     1

                Credo in unum deum, etc.  Primum quod est necessarium

                   christiano est ffides

                    -ut semper magis memorie imprimatur.  Ad quam uitam

                     nos, etc.

                Expl. Expositio Simboli quam collegit quidam doctor secundum

                   S. Thomam.

        2.     Inc. Tractatus eiusdem de x preceptis, etc.      .               .               .               28b

                Tria sunt homini necessaria ad salutem s. sciencia credendorum

                     -Non concupisces, etc., uel non desiderabis, etc.

        3.     On Pater Noster    .               .               .               .               .               .               52b

                Pater Noster.  Inter alias orationes oratio dominica .

                Ends imperfectly 64b.

  II.  4.     Prologus in librum Petri Blesensis archidiac. london. de amicicia

                   Christiana et dileccione dei et proximi           .               .               .               65

                Quoniam diminute sunt veritates a filiis hominum (CCVII 871)

                    -lima diligenciori complanetur.

                Inc. libellus eiusdem de amore et amicicia Christiana     .               .               65b

                Subsannabit aliquis.

                2 blank leaves (71 and 72)

                    -enormitas reatus eliminet.  Expl. tract. de amic. christ.

                76b blank.

 III.  5.     Inc. Speculum S. Eadmundi                .               .               .               .               77

                In nomine d. n. I. C.  Amen.  Iste liber est qui docet uiuere

                   perfecte, etc. (capitula follow).

                Videte ad quod uocati estis.  Ista uerba apostoli pertinent vobis

                    -ab origine mundi. qui ui. et reg. deus per omn. sec. sec.

                     Amen.

                Expl. Spec. S. Eadmundi.

        6.     In double columns.

                Summaria compilatio metrificata docens quid communius et

                   utilius continetur in unoquoque capitulo tocius biblie unde.

                   quodlibet uerbum unius capituli sentenciam tenet      .               .               95

                Genesis:  1.  Sex dierum erga.  2.  Prohibet.  fructum ligni

   scientie.  3.  Peccant.  Adam et Eua.  4.  Abel occiditur.

   5.  Ennoc.  transfertur.  6.  Archa fit.  Noe.  7.  Intrant

   archam Noe et uxor, etc.  

It is attributed to Alex. Neckam and to Alex. de Villa dei.

Ends (Apoc. 22) : Venio iam. dicit sponsus.  Amen.

        7.     In four main columns  (Tempora. loca. principia. fines) .               116b

                Beginnings of the Epistles and Gospels for the year.

  IV. 8.     Decretum Abbreuiatum       .               .               .               .               .               128

                Liber decretorum distinctus est in tres partes

                    -in tribus capitulis de spiritu sancto.  Deo Gr.

                Expl. Decret. Abbreuiatum.

Supplementary information 

Negative microfilm in St John's College Library.
Part III is the Speculum Ecclesie of St Edmund of Abingdon.See a typescript copy of the first chapter of a thesis by Mother Mary Philomena, copy in St John's College Library.

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