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The Production and Use of English Manuscripts 1060 to 1220

Elaine Treharne

London, British Library, Cotton Faustina A. ix

London, British Library, Cotton Faustina A. ix

The Production and Use of English Manuscripts: 1060 to 1220

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Homilies

Date: s. xii1

Summary:

Homilies for Sundays and festivals other than Saints' days, from the incomplete initial homily for the second Sunday after Epiphany to Pentecost. Twenty-two homilies are from the First and Second Series of Ælfric's Sermones Catholici (ed. Thorpe 1844-46). The collection is similar to, but fuller than CUL Ii. 4. 6 and, most notably, CCCC 302. A number of the anonymous homilies are unique to this manuscript and CCCC 302. There are twelfth-century alterations on fols 119v-30v and 162v-4v (Ker 1957, p. 190).

Manuscript Items:

  1. Item: fols 2r-11r

      Title (B.1.2.5): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Second Sunday after Epiphany

      Incipit: (Begins imperfectly) þurh his mihte

      Note: Fol. 1, a supply leaf, contains the missing portion in a hand of the s. xvi.

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  2. Item: fols 11r-17v

      Title (B.1.1.9): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: The Third Sunday after Epiphany

      Rubric (initial): Dominica .III. post epiphania. domini.

      Incipit: Cum autem descendisset ... Matheus se eadiga godspellere.

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  3. Item: fols 17v-21v

      Title (B.1.8.5): Ælfric, Letters: Letter to Sigefyrð

      Rubric (initial): Dominica .IIII. Be þere halgan clænnesse.

      Incipit: Ure hælend crist cydde.

      Note: The preface to Sigefyrð in the margin of fol. 17v in Joscelyn's hand is copied from BL, Cotton, Vespesian D.xiv, Item 4.

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  4. Item: fols 21v-23v

      Title (B.3.2.5): Anonymous Homilies, Homilies for Specified Occasions, Temporale: Third Sunday after Epiphany

      Rubric (initial): Dominica. Va. et quando uolueris be heofonwarum ˥ beo helwarum.

      Incipit: Men þa leofestan ute gehyran hér godes word.

      Note: The homily is for the third Sunday after Epiphany in CCCC 302.

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  5. Item: fols 23v-27v

      Title (B.3.2.6): Anonymous Homilies, Homilies for Specified Occasions, Temporale: Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

      Rubric (initial): Dominica .VI et quando uolueris. Larspel be urum drihtne.

      Incipit: Men þa leofestan ure drihten ælmihtig god ús singalice menegað.

      Note: The homily is for the fourth Sunday after Epiphany in CCCC 302.

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  6. Item: fols 27v-31v

      Title (B.3.2.7): Anonymous Homilies, Homilies for Specified Occasions, Temporale: Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

      Rubric (initial): Dominica .VII. aud [sic] quando uolueris de uerbis domini.

      Incipit: Men þa leofestan utan geþencan georne ˥ on úre geþance þæt fæste healdan. hu sanctus iacobus cristes þegn sǽde. hu se hælend.

      Note: The homily is for the fifth Sunday after Epiphany in CCCC 302.

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  7. Item: fols 31v-37v

      Title (B.1.2.6.2.EM): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Septuagesima

      Rubric (initial): Dominica. in septugesima [sic].

      Incipit: Drihten sǽde þis bíspel his leorningcnihtum.

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  8. Item: fols 37v-39

      Title (B.1.2.6.3.EM): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Septuagesima

      Rubric (initial): De alleluia

      Incipit: We willað eow secgan be ðissere andweardan tide.

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  9. Item: fols 39-44v

      Title (B.1.2.7): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Sexagesima

      Rubric (initial): Dominica in sexagesima.

      Incipit: Cum turba plurima....On sumere tíde þa þa micel mænigu.

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  10. Item: fols 44v-50v

      Title (B.1.1.11): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Quinquagesima

      Rubric (initial): Dominica. in quinquagesima.

      Incipit: Assumsit iesus....Hér is gerǽd.

      Explicit: þæt eal folc cweðe be ús. (Ends imperfectly, Thorpe 1844-46, 164/29)

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  11. Item: fols 51-55

      Title (B.1.1.12): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: First Sunday in Lent

      Incipit: (Begins imperfectly) ne scéotan. forþan þe hé ascunode.

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  12. Item: fols 55-59v

      Title (B.1.2.8): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: First Sunday in Lent

      Rubric (initial): Feria secunda.

      Incipit: Men þa leofestan eow eallum is cuð.

      Note: The title Euuangelium at fol. 58v and the words following it 'Cum uenerit filius hominis in magestate sua. et omnes angeli cum eo. tunc sedebit super magestatis sue. et congregabunter omnes gentes; et reliqua; Ðæt is on engliscre spræce' are not in the printed edition. They occur after '˥ þus cwæð' (Thorpe 1844-46, 106/23).

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  13. Item: fols 59v-63

      Title (B.1.2.9): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Second Sunday in Lent

      Rubric (initial): Dominica. II. in quadragesima.

      Incipit: Egressus inde iesus.... Ðrihten hælend þréade.

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  14. Item: fols 63-69

      Title (B.1.4.4): Ælfric, Homilies of Ælfric: Dominica III in Quadragesima

      Rubric (initial): Dominica .III. in quadragesima.

      Incipit: Erat iesus eiciens ... On þære mæran tíde.

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  15. Item: fols 69-73

      Title (B.1.1.13): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Mid-Lent Sunday

      Rubric (initial): Dominica .IIII. in quadragesima.

      Incipit: Abíít iesus.... Se hælend ferde ofer þa galileiscan sæ.

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  16. Item: fols 73-82v

      Title (B.1.2.13): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Midlent

      Rubric (initial): Sermo de lege dei in media quadragesimae.

      Incipit: Men þa leofestan we rædað nu æt godes ðenungum embe gesetnesse.

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  17. Item: fols 82v-85v

      Title (B.1.2.14): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Midlent: secunda sententia

      Rubric (initial): Secundus sermo de iosuę et de pungnis eius.

      Incipit: Moyses ˥ ááron.

      Note: Thorpe 1844-46, ii, 212, but Thorpe 1844-46 218/29 Gifernys bið-224/12 on ðam ecan life does not occur here.

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  18. Item: fols 85v-91v

      Title (B.1.3.14): Ælfric, Third Series of Homilies [Lives of Saints]: The Prayer of Moses [De Oratione Moysi]

      Rubric (initial): De oratione moysi in media quadragesima.

      Incipit: Æfter þam þe moyses se mæra heretoga of egipta lande

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  19. Item: fols 91v-99

      Title (B.1.2.15): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Fifth Sunday in Lent

      Rubric (initial): Dominica V in quadregesima.

      Incipit: 'Ðeos tid fram þisum andweardum dǽge'

      Note: the heading 'Secundum iohannem' precedes the Latin text at Thorpe 226/2.

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  20. Item: fols 99-102v

      Title (B.1.5.4): Ælfric, Remaining Homilies by Ælfric: Homily for Friday after the Fifth Sunday in Lent

      Rubric (initial): Feria VI ante ramos palmarum.

      Incipit: 'Collegerunt pontifices...Þæt halige godspel þe ge gehyrdon nú rǽdon'

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  21. Item: fols 102v-108

      Title (B.1.1.15): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Palm Sunday

      Rubric (initial): Dominica in die ramis palmarum.

      Incipit: 'Cristes þrowung'

      Note: One leaf is missing between fol. 102 which ends 'his agenum' (Thorpe 206/6) and fol. 103 which begins 'rihtan geleafan' (Thorpe 206/28)

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  22. Item: fols 108-116v

      Title (B.1.2.16): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Palm Sunday

      Rubric (initial): Feria II de passione domini.

      Incipit: 'Drihtnes þrówunge'

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  23. Item: fols 116v-119v

      Title (B.3.3.17.3.1.EM): Anonymous Homilies, Homilies for Specified Occasions, Sanctorale: St Martin [Or Blickling 6]

      Rubric (initial): Feria III (alt. to II) euangelium.

      Incipit: 'Ante sex dies pasce....Ge magon gehýran secgan be ðære árwyrðnysse þysse halgan tide'

      Bibliography:

        Ker 1957, item 153

        Morris 1874, 1876, 1880, 65-69/18, 73/20-30, 73/35-75/11, 77/33- 79/10, 79/27, 81/33-83/4 (part of the Blickling homily 6, for Palm Sunday)

  24. Item: fols 119v-126

      Title (B.3.2.22): Anonymous Homilies, Homilies for Specified Occasions, Temporale: In Cena Domini

      Rubric (initial): Feria V In cena domini.

      Incipit: 'Segeð on þisum bocum be þære áwurðnesse'

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  25. Item: fols 126-131

      Title (B.1.1.17): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Easter

      Rubric (initial): Die dominica paschę resurrection‾. domini de euangelio.

      Incipit: 'Oft ge gehyrdon'

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  26. Item: fols 131-139

      Title (B.1.2.18): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Easter

      Rubric (initial): Sermo de sacrificio in die paschę.

      Incipit: 'Men þa leofestan. gelóme eów is gesǽd'

      Note: Variant readings have been added by Jocelyn and at the appropriate places the leaf,

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  27. Item: fols 139-141v

      Title (B.1.2.19): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Easter

      Rubric (initial): Alius sermo de die pasche.

      Incipit: 'Hit is swiðe gedafenlic'

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  28. Item: fols 141v-145

      Title (B.1.2.20): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Wednesday in Easter Week

      Rubric (initial): Feria III in pascha ebdomada.

      Incipit: 'Gelóme ætéowde'

      Note: The title 'Euangelium' stands between the passage translated from the gospel and its exposition (Thorpe 288/11)

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  29. Item: fols 145-150v

      Title (B.1.1.18): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: First Sunday after Easter

      Rubric (initial): Dominica. in octaua paschę.

      Incipit: 'Cum esset sero. ... Æfter þæs hælendes æriste'

      Note: The passage in rhythmic prose, 'Hwær beoð wyrta blosman... þæs hwilwendlican færeldes' (fols 148v/12-150/12), is not in the printed edition. It comes after ' heafde' (Thorpe 236/22)

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  30. Item: fols 150v-159v

      Title (B.1.1.19): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Second Sunday after Easter

      Rubric (initial): Dominica II post pascha.

      Incipit: 'Dixit iesus discipulis suis; Ego sum pastor bonus....Þis godspel þe nú geræd wæs'

      Note: Omitting the passages printed 242/7-24 (Be ðisum- bysnað) and 244/7-9 and adding at the end a long passage which occurs also in CUL Ii.4.6, CCCC 188, CCCC 302, but not in Thorpe. This passage begins 'Ge magon gehýran' (fol. 152v/21) and ends imperfectly 'swícdomes 7 sýrwun-', a leaf having been lost after fol. 159.

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  31. Item: fols 160-162v

      Title (B.1.4.20): Ælfric, Homilies of Ælfric: De doctrina Apostolica

      Title (B.1.6.3): Ælfric, Tracts: De Septiformi Spiritu [Be þam halgan gaste]

      Incipit: 'útan bið geséwen'

      Note: After 'grámlican deofles' (Nap. 60/4) the text continues 'Be þam we mágod sécgan sume soðe býsne. swa swa béda awrát...endenextan dæge ' (fols 160v/24-162/18).

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  32. Item: fols 162v-165v

      Title (B.1.4.7): Ælfric, Homilies of Ælfric: Dominica IV Post Pascha

      Rubric (initial): Dominica IIII post pascha.

      Incipit: 'Uado ad eum qui me misit...Manega godspel syndon gesette'

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  33. Item: fols 165v-169v

      Title (B.1.4.8): Ælfric, Homilies of Ælfric: Dominica V Post Pascha

      Rubric (initial): Dominica V post octau‾.

      Incipit: 'Sume men nyton gewis'

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  34. Item: fols 169v-176v

      Title (B.1.1.22): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Feria III de fide catholica

      Rubric (initial): De fide catholica.

      Incipit: 'Ælc cristen man'

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  35. Item: fols 176v-182v

      Title (B.1.1.23): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Ascension

      Rubric (initial): In die ascendionis domini.

      Incipit: 'Primum quidem... Lucas se godspellere ús mánode'

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  36. Item: fols 182v-186

      Title (B.1.4.9): Ælfric, Homilies of Ælfric: Dominica Post Ascensionem Domini

      Rubric (initial): Dominica. post. ascensionem domini.

      Incipit: 'Cum autem uenerit paraclitus...Se hælen hér on lífe'

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  37. Item: fols 186-192v

      Title (B.1.1.24): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Pentecost

      Rubric (initial): In die sancto pentecosten.

      Incipit: 'Fram þam halgan easterlican dæge'

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  38. Item: fols 192v-196v

      Title (B.1.4.10): Ælfric, Homilies of Ælfric: Dominica Pentecosten

      Rubric (initial): Eodem die de euangelio.

      Incipit: 'Si quis diligit me... Iohannes se godspellere þe þis godspel awrát. sǽde þæt se hǽlend'

      Note: fol. 196v/5-24 is blank.

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Physical Description:

Object Description:

Form: Codex

Support: Parchment

Extent:

Foliation and/or Pagination: (As Ker 1957) fols iv + 196 + iii, foliated (i-iv), 1-196, (197-9). Previously, Quire 23 was misbound before Quire 22 and as a consequence fols 157-71 were foliated 165-71, 157-64. The manuscript was rebound in 1966 using a concertina-type binding so that each quire is effectively bound separately. 25 quires now, with Quires 12 and 13 being bound together. Folio 1 is supplied.

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The condition of the membrane is generally very good, and often quite thick in texture. Manuscript itself is acephalous. Upper margins appear to have been closely trimmed.

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