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(University of Leicester, 2010; last update 2013)

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The Production and Use of English Manuscripts 1060 to 1220

Orietta Da Rold

London, British Library, Royal 15. B. xxii

London, British Library, Royal 15. B. xxii

The Production and Use of English Manuscripts: 1060 to 1220

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English Manuscripts 1060 to 1220 |

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Ælfric's Grammar

Date: s. xi2


Fols 5r-70v Ælfric's Grammar the Latin preface begins 'Ego Ælfricus ut minus sapiens' and the English preface starts 'Ic ÆIfric þolde Þas lytlan boc'ends at 'leoðcræfte' (Zupitza 1880, p. 295/19). Some of the Old English translation of the Latin words are written as interlinear glosses. This is a practice, as noted by Ker 1957, found in CTC R. 9. 17.

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  1. Item: Fols 5v-70v

      Title (B.1.9.1): Ælfric's Grammar

      Incipit: (fol. 5v) Ic ælfric ƿolde þas lytlan boc aƿændan to engliscum gereorde | of þam stæfcræfte: ðe is gehaten gramatica

      Explicit: ( fol. 70v) Ða gemetu gebyriaðto ledenum leoðcræfte.

      Text Language: English and Latin

      Note: Old English preface preceded by Latin preface on fol. 5r 'Ego Ælficvs ut minus sapiens'.


  2. Item: Fol. 71r

      Title (B. Ælfric's Grammar [partial]: Supply leaf with remainder of the text of Ælfric's Grammar

      Incipit: (fol. 71r) Se cræft is s ƿa ameten þæt þær ne mot beon furðon an | stæf ofer getel ac beoð ealla þa uers geemnytte be anum | getele. gif hit aht beon sceal.

      Explicit: ( fol. 71r) Fif penegas ge | macigað ænne scillinge. ˥ xxx penega ænne mancus

      Text Language: English and Latin


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Foliation and/or Pagination: Foliated in ink x + 67 + v. Foliated in pencil, including the first medieval parchment folios of the first quire: i-iii + 1-72.


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