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The Production and Use of English Manuscripts 1060 to 1220

Hollie Morgan

London, British Library, Cotton Vespasian A. xxii

London, British Library, Cotton Vespasian A. xxii

The Production and Use of English Manuscripts: 1060 to 1220

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Homilies

Date: s. xiiex/ xiiiin

Summary:

A small collection of late Old English homilies inserted into a Latin miscellany, making up Part 3 of the manuscript: an adapted version of Ælfric's First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: De Initio Creaturae (fols 52ra/2-54rb/24); a parable of a king who rewards his friends and punishes his enemies (fols 54va/1-56ra/31); a description of the weapons needed by a Christian warrior (fol. 56va/1-56vb/5), and a version of Ælfric's First Series Catholic Homily for the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost (fol. 57va/1-24). The Old English is dated by Wilcox 2000 to the beginning of the thirteenth century (p. 46), although Treharne would date it to 'the last decade or so of the twelfth century' (Swan 2007).

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  1. Item: fols 54r/1-56r/24

      Title (B.1.1.2): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: De Initio Creaturae

      Incipit: (fol. 54r/1) Ure hlaford almihtiȝ god wile ˥ us hot. þat we hine lufie

      Explicit: (fol. 56r/24) ˥ alle þa ðe sawle efre underfenȝen arisað of deaðe hi toȝeanes ˥ elc ȝeelt after his ȝearnunge

      Text Language: English

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  2. Item: fols 56v/1-58r/24

      Title (B.8.6.1.EM): The Parable of a Rich King

      Incipit: (fol. 56v/1) Hit ȝelamp þæt an rice king wæs. strang ˥ mihiti

      Explicit: (fol. 58r/24) Al swa se he cweð. Ego sum vitis vera ˥ cetera

      Text Language: English

      Note: Combines passages from Anselm's Similitudes and the Liber Sententiarumattributed to Bernard of Clairvaux

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  3. Item: fol. 58v

      Title (B.8.6.2.EM): A Discourse on Ephesians 6:11

      Incipit: (fol.58v/1) Ur hlaford sanctes paulus þe is þeoden lareaw

      Explicit: (fol.58v/43) In omnibus sumentes scutum fidei. in quo possitis omnia tela nequissimi [ignea] extinguere

      Text Language: English

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  4. Item: fol. 59v

      Title (B.1.1.26): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

      Incipit: (fol. 59v/1) Erant adpropinquantes ad Iesum ˥ cetera

      Explicit: (fol. 59v/24) þan him si be nigon ˥ hund negontie rihtwisen þe ne beofiað nanre ded bote

      Text Language: English and Latin

      Note: Incomplete

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