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The Production and Use of English Manuscripts 1060 to 1220

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The Production and Use of English Manuscripts: 1060 to 1220

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The Creed

Date: s. xii/xiii


Main text is a copy of the Latin version of Gregory’s Dialogues, which Ker 1957 judges ‘can hardly have been written before about 1200’ (p. 575). Additions at the end of the final quire include The Creed ('said by Ker to be The Lord's Prayer') in Old English (Laing 1993, p. 151). Ker 1957 describes the additions as ‘in an older type of writing and all by one hand’, suggests that they may have been produced in South-East England, records a s. xiii Latin marginal inscription which names St Paul, and notes the dedication to St Paul of the Augustinian priory at Chich, Essex.

Manuscript Items:
  1. Item: fol. 35r

      Title (B.12.3): The Creed

      Incipit: (35r) Iche geleue on þane fader alweldende, sceppinde of heuene ˥ of eorþe

      Explicit: (35r) Ich geleue on þane halege gast. þat imannesse is of halichireche. Sanesse of halgen. forgeuenesse of sennen. flasches arisþe. ˥ þat echelif. amen.

      Text Language: English


Administration Information: Bibliography:

Ker, N. R., Catalogue of Manuscripts Containing Anglo-Saxon (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1957; repr. 1990), item supp 414

Laing, Margaret, Catalogue of Sources for a Linguistic Atlas of Early Medieval English (Woodbridge: Brewer, 1993)

Napier, A. S., 'Odds and Ends', Modern Language Notes, 5 (1889), 137-40