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The Production and Use of English Manuscripts 1060 to 1220

Hollie Morgan

London, British Library, Cotton Vespasian D. xxi, fols 18-40

London, British Library, Cotton Vespasian D. xxi, fols 18-40

The Production and Use of English Manuscripts: 1060 to 1220

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Life of St. Guthlac

Date: s. xi2; xii

Summary:

The second part of a composite manuscript made up of three distinct units. Fols 18-40r contain an Old English translation of Felix, Anonymous Homilies, Homilies for Specified Occasions, Sanctorale: Saint Guthlac. Fol. 40v contains an alphabet 'a...z & ˥ ƿ ð æ þ'. This section of the manuscript was once part of Laud Misc. 509. Doane argues that, before this, it belonged to the Old Royal collection (2002, p. 44).

Manuscript Items:

  1. Item: fols 18r-40v

      Title (B.3.3.10): Anonymous Homilies, Homilies for Specified Occasions, Sanctorale: Saint Guthlac

      Title (manuscript): incipit prologus alfrici monachi vita sancti Guthlaci

      Incipit: (fol. 18r/1) VRVUM WEALDENDE RIHT GELYFENDVM AWORVLD aworuld minum þam leofestan hlaforde ofer ealle oðre men eorðlice kyningas alfwold

      Explicit: (fol. 40v/2) Sy urum Drihtne lof ˥ wuldor ˥ wurðmynt ˥ þam eadigan were Sancte GVTHLACE on ealra worulda woruld aa buton ende on ecynysse. Amen.

      Text Language: English

      Note: The title and false attribution is an addition of s. xiii/xiv

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  2. Item: fol. 40v

      Title (B.27.4.15.EM): Alphabet

      Incipit: (40v/3) abcdefȝ

      Explicit: ðæþ

      Text Language: English

      Date: s. xii

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  3. Item: fol. 40v

      Title (B.12.4.1): Pater Noster

      Incipit (Latin): (40v/4) Pater noster qui es in celis sanctificetur nomen tuumadueniat regnumtuum. fiat

      Text Language: Latin

      Date: s. xii

      Note: Breaks of imperfectly leaving the rest of the verso blank

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Form: codex

Support: parchment

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Foliation and/or Pagination: Foliated 18-40. Another hand began the pagination with '35' on fol. 18r but did not continue.

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