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ff. 1–135. SERMONS FOR THE SUNDAYS THROUGHOUT THE

YEAR.

These are 119 in number, all upon the Epistle for the day.
Begins (after the text):

Hoc tempore dicitur tempus adventus...
Ends :

... non vult abstinere quin ornet se crinibus alienis.
The last ten leaves contain an index of subjects alphabetically arranged.
At foot of which are the words: ‘Explicit liber Parisiensis super Epistolas
per annum cum tabula. Opus doctoris Parisiensis, &c.'
Below is written :

‘Liber Johan. Warde Coll. Syd. Sussex Cant. Clerici in Artibus Magistri de Sabridgeworth in Comitat. Hertford Vicarii, Setho permissione divina Sarum Episcopo Sacellani domestici. Jan" 28" 1679.'

559

Dd. ix. 72. A quarto, on parchment, ff. 140; handwriting of the xivth century.

MiscellANEOUS Law Documents, of which the titles are taken from the MS. itself.

1. Magna Carta. fol. 1.
2. Carta de Foresta. f. 4b.
3. Statuta Westmonasterii prima. f. 8.
4. Statuta Westmonasterii secunda. f. 16.
5. Statuta Gloucestrie. f. 41 b.
6. Provisiones de Mertona. f. 45.
7. Statuta de Marleberge. f. 47.
8. Summa que dicitur ' Feet assavoyr.' f. 53.
9. Summa Bastardie. f. 69 b.
10. Summa que dicitur ' Cadit Assisa.' f. 76.
11. Summa que dicitur 'Modus componendi brevia.' f. 86 b.
12. Exceptiones contra brevia. f. 93.
13. Quot modis dicitur exceptio. f. 99.
14. Summa que dicitur ‘Judicium Essoniorum.' f. 99 b.
15. Quot modis calumpnianda sunt essonia. f. 107.
16. Parvum Hengham. f. 107 b.
17. Magnum Hengham. f. 118.

At f. 137 6 is written: "Thomas Carus de medio templo in comitatu
Myddelsex armig.'

560— 573

Dd. x. 1-14.
See Catalogue of Oriental MSS.

574

Dd. x. 15.

A quarto, on parchment, of 229 leaves, with about 37 lines in a page.

Written late in xvth century.
1. ff. 1-12. A TREATISE ON THE vir MORTAL Sins.
Begins :

Veneni ratio potissime convenit peccato...
Ends :

... et habet illa pro magno honore aliis derelictis, hæc ille 4to.
2. ff. 13—174. •Fasciculus MORUM, CONTINENS VI Par-
TICULAS.'
Begins (after the prologue, ' Frater noster dilecte ac sodalis...'):

Ut enim habetur in regula sanctorum Patrum...
Ends:

rex dulcorum et decus illius sanctissime civitatis.
This treatise is in a MS. of Corp. Chr. Coll. Oxon. No. CCXXVIII. attri-
buted to Robert Silk, a Minorite, but in MSS. of the Laudian Collection
to John Spicer, of the same body, the tabula or index only being said to be
the work of Silk. This tabula is contained in f. 175 of the present Ms.
3. ff. 175-229. LIBER AUREUS DE VITA CHRISTI Jesu

PER DOMINUM BONAVENTURAM CARDINALEM.'
[Capp. 98.]
Begins:

Inter alia virtutum et laudum preconia...
Ends :

. nos ad se dignetur assumere ipse de quo locuti sumus Dominus
noster Jesus Christus cui sit &c.
Opp. Mogunt. 1609. Tom. vi. pp. 334–400.

COMPOSITUS

575

Dd. x. 16.
A small folio, on parchment, of 112 leaves, with about 27
lines in a page. Written about the xiiith century.

1. ff. 1-47 a. GlossÆ IN iv EvangeLIA.
Begins :

Primitus quærendum est omnium librorum tempus...
Ends:

... meruit videre dominum resurgentem et mundum reparari per
Christum.

2. ff. 48 6-58 a. GLOSSA IN CANONEM MISSE.
Begins :

Ad ultimum ponuntur Seraphim ...
Ends :

... et omnes respondent Deo gratias. Explicit.
3. ff. 58 a–104. GLOSSA IN APOCALYPSIN.
Begins :

[J]ohannis apostolus hunc librum conscripsit...
Ends :

... post crucem fuit a nativitate usque ad mortem xcvii. anni. 4. ff. 108-112 a. HOMELIA in illud D. Pauli. Fundamentum enim aliud.' Begins :

[1]n lectione apostolica que nobis paulo ante recitata est. Ends :

... elemosinarum largitate redimentur, prestante domino nostro, &c. On f. 112 b are two notes or glosses, one on St Peter as the foundation of the Church.

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A small folio, in parchment, consisting of 47 leaves (besides a blank leaf at the beginning), each page containing 28 hexameter lines, neatly written in a black letter hand, the smaller capitals in red, the larger ones in blue and red variously flourished; the first letter of the volume is illuminated : apparently belongs to the xvth century. The first four pages have been erased and are utterly illegible: but the title is supplied by the colophon

DOCTRINALE.
Begins :

Renis, Sirenis, splenis, &c. (fol. 3).
Ends:

Doctrinale, Dei virtute juvante, peregi :
Grates reddo tibi genitor Deus et tibi, Christe,
Nate Dei Deus, atque tibi, Deus Alitus alme,

Quas tres personas in idem credo Deitatis.
For an account of this once popular grammar, see Cowie's Cat. of MSS.
and rare Books in the Library of St John's College, Cambridge, p. 57. Alexander
Neckham is supposed to be the author.

577

Dd. x. 18. A quarto, on parchment, of 59 leaves, in good preservation. Written apparently in the xivth century. Slips of parchment are inserted at folios 4, 7, 43, 56, 58, at each place one, and two at folio 59.

An account of the PROPERTY OF THE CHURCH OF HEREFORD. 1. Rental of lands belonging to the church of Hereford.—f. 1.

2. Bladum assignatum ad panem Canonicorum Herefordie per annum.'-f. 51 6.

3. Bladum assignatum et avena ad cervisiam canonicorum per annum.'—f. 52.

4. Payments to be made at the church at certain feasts in each year.- f. 526.

5. · Nomina illorum qui debent redditum ad pistrinum canonicorum Herefordie per annum.'—f. 56.

6. * Redditus qui debetur Capitulo Herefordie annuatim de manerio de Hamma.'- f. 57 6.

7. • Isti sunt qui tenuerunt de domino Episcopo apud Hamma

Lacy.'—f. 59. 578

Dd. x. 19. A thin paper book, in folio, (now bound up with No. 576,) of 25 leaves, containing, in a handwriting of the period,

• THE REMONSTRANCE OF THE NOBILITIE, barrons, burgesses and Commouns within the Kingdome of Scotland vindicating them and their proceedings from the crimes wherwith they are charged by the late proclamation in England, dated the 27th of Februar. 1638.' Begins (f. 1):

Though the depth of the Councell of God and the secrets of the wayes of the most High cannot be sounded... Ends (f. 25):

... that God would incline his maties heart to heare us before matters be desperat, and the rupture become vncurable. Edinbur' the 22 marche. 1638. Revised according to the ordinance

of the generall assembly by M' Evd Johnston

Clerk yre of. The Proclamation referred to is printed in Rushworth's Hist. Coll. 11. 830, but not this Remonstrance.

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A parchment book, in folio, formerly bound in wood, now consisting of 108 leaves, containing generally 32 lines on the page ; written perhaps as early as the middle of the xuth century. The final rubrics supply the title

· Liber ECCLESIASTICE HISTORIE.'
Begins (f. 1):

Assiriorum igitur potentissimus fuit olim rex Ninus...
Ends with Lib. vi. and mention of Charles the Bald (f. 108):

... Karolus uero pius Franciam, burgundiam et aquitaniam obtinuit
solus.
There are various notes in the margin, many by the scribe, some in a
handwriting of the xıvth century, and others of a later date.

At the foot of the first page is ' Ecclesiast. Hist. de do. Seffr Epi......'

Le Neve, Fasti, mentions two bishops of Chichester of the name Seffride, the one buried at Glastonbury, 1125–50, the other 1180—1204.

On the back of the last leaf, in the scribe's hand, is · Panis uite celestis doctrina

pascamur ergo pane illo.'

580

Dd. x. 21. A quarto, on parchment, containing ff. 163, with 20 lines in each page. It has a few illuminated letters and borders. Catchwords occur at every 8th leaf. Date, the x vth century.

PsALTERJUM CUM Canticis, &c. The first two leaves contain devotions to the B. V., especially relating to the Visitation. The next 6 contain the Kalendar, the name of St Thomas of Canterbury, and the word papa after SS. Gregory, Sylvester, Clement, &c. being effaced.

The Psalter begins as usual, f. 9; on the margins are occasionally inserted in a later hand antiphons for the different festivals; the Psalter ends f. 132 a, and the Canticles follow, and then the Litany, ending f. 145 b. Then follow, in a different hand. the Vigiliæ Mortuorum and Commendacio animarum, ending f. 153 b. Then the hymns 0 lux beata Trinitas, Nocte surgentes, Ecce jam nobis tenuatur umbra, and some prayers in English to the 'most gloryous and precyous herte of ihu cryst,' ending f. 155. The remainder of the MS. is occupied by Hymns for the different Hours, beginning with Primo dierum omnium, and ending, f. 163 b, with Deus creator omnium.

From the Translacio S. Joh. de Beu,' i. e. Beverley, being inserted in the Kalendar, Oct. 25, the MS. probably belonged to York cathedral, or one of the northern monasteries.

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