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The last part of the manuscript includes a copy of the Penitential of Bartholomew of Exeter on fols 136r-184v, including the table of contents. The Pater Noster in Old English is inserted on fol. 184v2/22 in a blank space at the end of the Penitential: 'Fader ure þe giert on heofena [...] sy hit sƿo'. (Morey 1937, p. 300; Wright and Halliwell 1841-3, p. 204; Ker 1957, p. 279).
Extent: fols 136-184v
Damaged by fire; the best preserved leaves measure ca. 200 x 144 (dimensions of all - size of leaves)
172 x 120 (dimensions of all - size of written)
Foliation and/or Pagination:
Capitals in red and green, rubrics in red in Penitential of Bartholomew of Exeter. Both the Penitential of Bartholomew of Exeter and the Pater Noster have tinted capitals in red.
Cottonian table of contents on fol. 2r.
The earlier parts of this manuscript have been associated with texts and scribes from Salisbury Cathedral ( Ker 1985, Gameson 1999, n. 419 for fols 4-77 and Chardonnens 2007, p. 73, n. 20). However, the penitential and the Pater Noster still remain unlocalised. The manuscript was in the Cotton library in 1621, see the inventory: British Library, Harley 6018.
Acquired by the British Museum along with the rest of the Cotton collection .
Chardonnens, László Sándor, Anglo-Saxon Prognostics, 900-1100: Study and Texts (Leiden: Brill, 2007)
Gameson, Richard, The Manuscripts of Early Norman England (c. 1066-1130) (Oxford: Oxford University Press for the British Academy, 1999)
Ker, N. R., Catalogue of Manuscripts Containing Anglo-Saxon (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1957; repr. 1990), item 214
Ker, N. R., 'The Beginnings of Salisbury Cathedral Library', in Books, Collectors and Libraries: Studies in the Medieval Heritage, ed. by Andrew G. Watson (London; Ronceverte, W. Va.: Hambledon Press, 1985), pp. 143-73
Manuscripts Catalogue (British Library, http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/manuscripts/; accessed in 2010)
Laing, Margaret, Catalogue of Sources for a Linguistic Atlas of Early Medieval English (Woodbridge: Brewer, 1993), p. 84.
Morey, S. A., Bartholomew of Exeter, Bishop and Canonist (1937)
Planta, J., A Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Cottonian Library, Deposited in the British Museum (London: British Museum, 1802)
Wallis, Faith, 'Related Manuscripts', in The Calendar and the Cloister: Oxford, St. John's College MS17 (McGill University Library. Digital Collections Program, 2007), pp. http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/ms-17
Wanley, H., Librorum Veterum Septentrionalium Catalogus (1705)
Wright, T., and J. O. Halliwell, Reliquiae Antiquae, 2 vols (1841-3)