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SERMONES, ETC.

MRJ number: 
229
College classmark: 
K.23

Vellum, 10.125 x 6.75, ff. 78, 42 lines to a page.  Early 12th cent., fine hand.

Donor, T. C. S.  Priced 30s.                                                              2 fo. erubescebant.

Collation :  18 – 108 (wants 7, 8).

The hand is quite like that characteristic of Christ Church, Canterbury.  This house possessed collections of sermons with the same beginning as this.  See the Catalogue in my Ancient Libraries.

 

Contents:

 

Sermons by Geoffrey (formerly called Peter) Babion.

    1.   Dicite pusillanimes…ante aduentum domini fratres karissimi

            in tanta caligine            .               .               .               .               .         f.    1

          Handsome initial rather rubbed.

    2.   Sanctam ac singularem gloriosam ac desiderabilem sollempni-

            tatem (Christmas)         .               .               .               .               .               2

    3.   Apparuit benignitas      .               .               .               .               .               3

    4.   Diligite inimicos.   5.  Uulpes foueas habent.

    6.   Cum natus esset Ihesus.  7.  Cum descendisset Ihesus de monte.

    8.   Postquam impleti sunt dies.   9.  Audi israel precepta              .               9

10.  Si quis diligit me.   11.  Maria soror moysi peccauit.

    12.  Nolite diligere mundum.

No. 59 (and also 60) has a rubric.  In dedicatione sermo.  Salomon

    edificauit domum domini.

No. 72.  Sermo quod nemo tardetur conuerti ad deum.  Audiuimus

    fr. k. per prophetam.

No. 73.  Sermo de uersu psalmi xlix ubi ait Sedens aduersus fratrem               66b

No. 80.  Orate dilectissimi ut sacramentorum Christi          .               .               72

Ends 73b:  cuius imperium permanet in sec. sec.  Amen.

Then follows:  Prima sacerdotis stacio ad dexteram altaris               .               73b

Dixit pater noster arsenius de quodam sene

      -reuersi sunt cum gaudio ad cellas suas.

Augustinus et uisibilium…rerum preteritarum.   .               .               .               75

(Various extracts.)

Report of Pilate to Claudius   .               .               .               .               .               76b

Pontius Pilatus Regio (!) Claudio salutem.  Nuper accidit quod et

    ipse probaui iudeos per inuidiam crudeli condempnatione punisse

    Ihesum (cf. Tischendorf, Evv. Apocr., p. 413).

       -que gesta sunt de Ihesu in pretorio meo.  Vale.

Cumque hec claudius suscepisset et neroni imperatori legisset,

    conuocans ad se nero imperator petrum

       -Iste ihesus per te faciat uindictam de inimicis suis.

Note on S. Genesius:               .               .               .               .               .               77

Genesius quidam ioculator, 2 lines.

Clement of Rome on the Twelve Fridays:

Clemens Romanus pontifex hanc parabolam inuenit in canonibus

    apostolorum

      -dies ueneris in pace et aqua sunt obseruandi.

See Mercati, Studii e Testi 1901, p. 80.

In other hands:

Extracts from the false Decretals           .               .               .               .               77

Gaius papa felici ep.  Si quis accusauerit episcopum.

De causis illis agendum est que faciunt inter coniuges diuorcium  .               77b

       -et illa quam polluit in remotioribus gradibus cognate sint.

78a blank: on verso scribbles.

 

Compare the Corpus Christi MS. 320 Part 1, which contains a portion of this collection and the same miscellaneous matter following it.

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