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Begins, p. 34:
Id quod Romani dixerunt.
Then follow the indices to the three tracts: the last words of the MS. are, ' De ponderibus videas Dictionarium Thomæ Thomasii.'
The writer of the MS. is evidently an Englishman, as appears by an English note inserted at p. 34.
Dd. VI. 88.
Notes OF SERMONS, by Mr Spurstow, Mr Marshall, &c.,
Acts xvii. 17. All do contrary to...
no sin greater than this division among....
Dd. I. 89.
On the last page, ‘Thomas Caldewall is my name.'
Annexed to the preceding, on paper, and in a hand of the xvith century, is a formal notification in the name of Johannes Bedfeld' and 'Johannes Grene' of East Witham in Essex, who had undertaken to administer the property of John Nicholas, a citizen and tailor of London, deceased. It occupies four pages, and is dated Feb. 18, 1521.
Dd. VI. 90.
2. “An Evangelye ; or Joyfull-message ; of the kyngdom of God and Christ. Translated out of the base-almayne, into Englyshe, &c.
H. N. out of Grace; according to the providence of God...
in all landes, over the universall world. H. N.
Dd. VI. 91.
See Catalogue of Oriental MSS.
Dd. VII. 1, 2. Two large folios, on parchment, in double columns, of 44 lines each.
The MS, is of the xvth century, written with great care, and originally richly illuminated, but now grievously mutilated throughout. The Greek words which occur in the text are omitted, spaces being left for their insertion.
SANCTI HIERONYMI OPERA.
The former of these Volumes contains 320 leaves, in addition to these others have been lost; after f. 18 two leaves, after ff. 29, 54, 70, 88, 92, 120, 149, 161, 172, 180, 224, 257, 260, one in each place.
ff. 1–3b contain an Index to the Volume, beginning with Ep. xxi., and at the conclusion a similar Index is promised to Vol. 11., which however has been lost.
This volume contains, beside a large number of letters published among St Jerome's Works, the following treatises :
ff. 362–76 1. Divi Hieronymi Vita. Opp. Vall. 1742. xi. 267–280.
ff. 8 a—16 b. Ruffini Expositio in Symbolum Apostolorum. Imperfect. Opp. Cypriani. Paris. 1727. pp. 203 B-228 F.
ff. 17 a~22 a. Contra quinque hæreses. Imperfect. Opp. August. Paris. 1837. viii. 1526 A-1548.
ff. 22 a–246. Expositio fidei Niceni concilii. Opp. Hier. xi. 149–163.
ff. 128 a—140 b. Liber ad Pammachium contra Joannem Hierosol. ii. 407-454.
ff. 148 6—149 a. Ruffini Apologia. ii. 573–576. f. 149 a. Anastasii ad Joann. Hieros. Imperfect. ii. 677 A-579. ff. 150 a—172. Ruffini Invectivus. Libb. ii. Imperfect. ii. 585-673. ff. 222—223. Dialogus de origine anime. Imperfect. xi. 246—253 c. f. 316 6. Augustini Retractt. cap. XLV. f. 317 a.
De corpore et sanguine Christi. xi. 255–259. f. 318 b. Omelia super evangelio Sci Matth. xi. 259–261.
f. 319 a. Petri Pauli Vergerii Justinipolitani Sermo de laudibus Sancti Hieronimi. xi. 295.
At foot of f. 320 b is this note: ‘Divi Hieronimi Epistolarum partis prime volumen feliciter finit die ix Julii MCCCLXXxx.' Then follows in a later hand, * Ex dono Magistri Johannis Gunthorpe domini Decani Wellensis ac quondam Magistri Aule Regie.'
The second volume contains 394 leaves. It is imperfect at the beginning, and leaves are missing after ff. 67, 77, 100, 109, 116, 118, 137, 166, 180, 234, 301, 308, 310, 311, 347, 376, as well as at the end ; ff. 104, 194 are mutilated.
This volume, beside letters, contains the following treatises.
ff. 20 a_62. Comment. in Cantt. (Originis.) Opp. Hier. Basle 1565. vi. 101-156.
ff. 64 a–66 a. Sermones iii. Opp. Vall. xi. 210—216.
ff. 77 a_92 a. De situ et nominibus locorum Hebraicorum. Imperfect. iii. 130 A-290.
ff. 96 6–97 a. De X. tentationibus Israel populi. iii. 741-746. ff. 101 a—1091. De viris illustribus. Imperfect. ii. 821–929. ff. 138 a—149 b. De viro perfecto. Imperfect. xi. 53 F—77. ff. 167 a—172 b. De VII. gradibus ecclesie. Imperfect. xi. 114 F_126.
ff. 1726–1806. Augustini de Pastoribus. Imperfect. Op. August. v. 324–352 D.
ff. 181 a_195 a. Regula vivendi ad Eustochium (with prologue and index of chapters]. xi. 433_-464.
ff. 195 a—200 b. De Institutione Virginum. xi. 127–138. ff. 266 6269 a. Vita Pauli primi Heremiti. ii. 1-12.
ff. 27764301 a. Regula monachorum (per Lupum de Oliveto). xi. 430— 432.
ff. 301 4–307b. Vita Sancti Hylarionis. Imperfect. ii. 13—40.
ff. 370 64372b. Originis Comm. in Ep. ad Rom. cum prefat. Hieron. Imperfect. Opp. Orig.
ff. 377 4–391 b. Eusebius Cremonensis de morte Hieronimi. xi. 288–235.
A folio, on vellum, containing ff. 345, in double columns, with 12 and 24 lines in each column respectively. Date 1509.
A double LATIN VERSION of the Gospels OF ST MATTHEW AND ST MARK, executed by order of Dean Colet, the first being the Vulgate Version, and the other agreeing generally with that of Erasmus: the two versions being written side by side on the same page, the first as the more important in longer lines, the second after the manner of a gloss, in shorter lines down the page.
The MS. begins f. 2 with the usual preface of St Jerome to the Evangelists, followed by 'alius prologus eiusdem ad Eusebium.'
St Matthew begins f. 6 with an illumination of an Angel dictating to St Matthew, while Dean Colet kneels, with a rich border—an engraving from this is given in Knight's Life of Dean Colet.
The preface to St Mark begins f. 179, and the gospel in f. 180, preceded by an illumination of St Mark. After the end of the gospels, f. 295, we have:
Ad laudem et gloriam omnipotentis, incomprehensibilis, invisibilis Dei: ad honorem quoque dulcissime Marie Virginis genetricis ejusdem totiusque celestis exercitus, opus hoc duorum evangelistarum Matthei scilicet et Marci conscriptum est iussu et expensis reverendi domini et venerabilis viri, D. Joannis Colett, ecclesie Cath. Divi Pauli Londini decani, sacreque Theologie professoris. Egregii viri Henrici Colett militis, opulentissime civitatis Londini quondam senatoris et ejusdem bis consulis, filii. Arte ac industria Petri Meghen, monoculi, teutonis, natione Brabantini, oppidi Buschiducen. Leodien. dioc. anno incarnationis dominice millesimo quingentesimo nono, mensis vero Mai die Octavo. Eodem anno mensis Aprilis die Illustrissimus Rex Anglie (pie memorie) Henricus VII. (qui ut alter Salomon sapiens, dives, pacificus) diem clausit extremum; heredem regni relinquens, non ut Salomon Roboam filium stolidum; sed nobilissimum Henricum VIII. filium patre sapientiorem : cuius bona inicia omnipotens deus sua
ineffabili pietate ad optima dignetur perducere extrema. Amen. This is followed by an extract in a different hand, headed by the same hand that has paged the MS. in chalk, ' Ex Polidoro pag. 600,' about Dean Colet's foundation of St Paul's School in London.
f. 297 begins a concordance of the two gospels, headed '[C]ollationes maiores evangeliorum sanctorum Matthei et Marci Evangelistarum,' with
which the volume ends f. 345 6. This MS. Colet left to his executors to be disposed of according to their discretion; it came into the hands of Archbp Parker, who gave it to the University. There is an allusion to it by T. Smith in his translation of Erasmus's Life of Colet. Camb. 1661.
A note in f. 1, inserted probably by order of Archbp Parker, gives an extract from Erasmus's preface to his notes on the New Testament, speaking of two Latin MSS. of the New Testament in Colet's possession, which the writer incorrectly supposed to coincide with the versions of the present MS.
A folio, on parchment, of 225 leaves, in double columns, of 76 lines each. Probably of the xvth century. There are catchwords at the foot of every 8th leaf.
SANCTUS AUGUSTINUS in Psalmos. The initial letter was illuminated, and has been cut out ; the margins were intended to be illuminated throughout, but only a few leaves have been finished.
The last leaf has been lost, but it appears to have contained only eight words, as the MS, now ends (f. 225 b 2) with the words, 'Et quia sape.'
The treatise is contained in the ivth Vol. of the Benedictine Edition, Paris, 1836; and the MS. appears to agree with the ordinary text.
A folio, on parchment, of 171 leaves, in double columns of 40 lines. Date, the xvth century.
Libri Regum, PARALIPOMENON, ESDRÆ, TOBIÆ, Judith, Esther, Jobi Vulgatæ editionis cum GLOSSA ORDINARIA,
The MS. begins f. 1 with S. Jerome's Prologue to the Kings, and ends f. 171 with Job xxxix. 23: Supra ipsum sonabit faretra, vibrabit.' It contained an illuminated initial to each book, which has caused the loss of a leaf after each of ff. 1, 23, 41, 59, 86, 111, 121, 131, 137, and 151. It has been paged in ink since these leaves were lost.
A large folio, on parchment, written in the time of Henry VI.; occasionally mutilated, and imperfect at the end ; 260 leaves,