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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

Aidan Conti and Orietta Da Rold

Oxford, Bodleian Library, Bodley 343

Oxford, Bodleian Library, Bodley 343

The Production and Use of English Manuscripts: 1060 to 1220

© 2010-13 The Production and Use of

English Manuscripts 1060 to 1220 |

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Homilies and lives of saints

Date: s. xii2

Summary:

The manuscript contains a collection of Ælfric's homilies, saints' lives, which are included with other homiletic material by Wulfstan, Latin sermons and musical annotations.

Manuscript Items:

  1. Item: fols vir-viiv/28

      Title (B.1.2.32): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

      Rubric (initial): 'Dominica . viii . post pentecosten. '

      Incipit: 'Cum multa turba esset cum nec haberent quod manduca | rest: ˥ Reliqua. | Marcus se godspellere cƿæð on þissum dæ'

      Explicit: 'mid godes geƿæpnuge ongean'

      Text Language: English

      Note: The text in the manuscript ends at Godden 1979, l. 132, p. 234.

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  2. Item: fols viiir-viiiv/10

      Title (B.1.2.33): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

      Incipit: 'habban god . Þu ƿylt habban hælu . Þines lichoman.'

      Explicit: 'on ealra ƿor [u(unclear: overwrite) da ƿoruld. AMEN'

      Text Language: English

      Note: The text begins at Godden 1979, l. 111, p. 238.

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  3. Item: fols viiiv/12-ixv/28

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

      Incipit: 'IN illo Tempore; Dixit iesus discipulis suis | EGO sum pastor bonus . ... Ðis godspel þe nu geræd ƿæs'

      Explicit: 'ge cariað embe eoƿerne big.'

      Text Language: English

      Note: The text includes Clemoes 1997, ll. 1-61, p. 313.

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  4. Item: fols xr1-12

      Title (B.1.2.38): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

      Incipit: 'sƿyðor cepað; Ne cƿæ he na þæt us beoð '

      Explicit: 'ƿurðmynt on ealra ƿoruld [a(unclear: overwrite) ƿoruld; AMEN'

      Text Language: English

      Note: The text ends at Godden 1979, l. 107, p. 271.

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  5. Item: fol. xr

      Title: Music on a four-line stave

      Incipit (Latin): 'Salue sanctarum sanctissma'.

      Text Language: Latin

      Note: This note was inserted probably xiiex.

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  6. Item: fol. xv

      Title: Music on a four-line stave writte in two columns

      Incipit (Latin): 'Salue mater saluatoris'.

      Text Language: Latin

      Note: This note was inserted probably s. xii.

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  7. Item: fol. xv

      Incipit (Latin): 'Spes maria peccatoris'.

      Text Language: Latin

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  8. Item: fols xir-xxxixv

      Title: A version of the Homiliary of Angers

      Text Language: Latin

      Note: These are sixty-seven homilies on the gospels from Lent to Quinquagesima. Nine items are unique to the Bodley version of the homiliary. A transcription and collation is available in Conti 2004.

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  9. Item: fols 1r-4r/31

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

      Rubric (initial): 'Incipit liber catholicorum sermonum anglice in anno .I.'

      Rubric (initial): 'Sermo ad populum de inicio creature'

      Incipit: 'An angin is alræ ðingæ'

      Explicit: 'þæt ece lif mid gode þe ðe a on ecnesse rixæd; | AMEN

      Text Language: English

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  10. Item: fols 4v/2-6v/2

      Title (B.1.4.13): Ælfric, Homilies of Ælfric: Dominica I Post Pentecosten

      Incipit: 'Erat homo ex phariseis nichodemus nomine; princeps iudeorum & reliqua; | Sum phariseisc mon ƿæs ihaten nichodemus'

      Explicit: ' þam halgæ gaste on ane godcyndnysse. ƿe cƿeðeþ AMEN. '

      Text Language: English

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  11. Item: fols 6v/2-8r/26

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

      Rubric (initial): 'EWANGELIUM'

      Incipit: 'SUME MEN NUTEN iƿiss for heoræ nytenessæ'

      Explicit: 'mid þæs halgæn gastes gyfe. þam is æfre an ƿuldor ˥ an ƿurðment. Amen'.

      Text Language: English

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  12. Item: fols 8r/27-10r/4

      Title (B.1.5.6): Ælfric, Remaining Homilies by Ælfric: Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost

      Rubric (initial): 'Erat quidam regulus cuius filius infirmabatur capharnaum & RELINQUIA'

      Incipit: 'Ure hælend cóm hƿilon tó chanan'

      Explicit: 'ðam is anƿeald ˥ ƿuldor ˥ ƿurðment on ecnysse á to ƿorulde. AMEN;'

      Text Language: English

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  13. Item: fols 10r/5-11v/23

      Title (B.1.5.7): Ælfric, Remaining Homilies by Ælfric: Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost

      Incipit: 'Simile est regnum celorum homini regi & reliqua. CRIs (addition: ) tes íƿunæ ƿæs ðæt he ƿolde oft spæcæn'

      Explicit: 'beo him á á ƿurðmynt ˥ ƿuldor AMEN. AMEN'

      Text Language: English

      Note: Five lines left blank at the end of fol. 11v.

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  14. Item: fols 12r-14v/7

      Title (B.1.2.37): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: First Sunday in September

      Rubric (initial): 'De patientia Iob ˥ Constantia . quomodo in dolore firmus in fide perseuerauerit

      Incipit: 'Míne gebroðræ þe rædeþ nu æt godes þenunge be þam eadige ƿære iob.'

      Explicit: 'þe ðe ane is god á á | on ecenysse. AMEN; '

      Text Language: English

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  15. Item: fols 14v/8-20v/37

      Title (B.3.3.5): Anonymous Homilies, Homilies for Specified Occasions, Sanctorale: Invention of the Cross

      Rubric (initial):

      Incipit: 'HER ONGINNÆÐ to sæcgæn be þam treowe þe ðeo rode ƿæs of íƿroht.'

      Explicit: 'ðæ gyt | oð þysne andƿeardan dæg heo ihealdene ƿeron Amen Amen;'

      Text Language: English

      Note: Published with a facing-page translation in Napier 1894

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  16. Item: fols 21r-23r/34

      Title (B.1.1.21): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Feria III de dominica oratione

      Rubric (initial):

      Incipit: 'Ðe hælend crist syððan he to þisse liue com'

      Explicit: 'on þare he rixæð mid alle his halgum on alre ƿorulda ƿoruld a butan ende. | on eccenysse. AMEN'

      Text Language: English

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  17. Item: fols 23v-26v

      Title (B.1.1.31): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Laurence

      Rubric (initial): 'Passio sancti laurentii martyris . iiii to . idus augusti.'

      Incipit: 'ON DECies dæige þæs ƿælreowan caseres'

      Explicit: 'he þro | ƿode mid kene mode monigfealde tintreda mid ðam he orsorglice on ecenysse | wynuldræð amen

      Text Language: English

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  18. Item: fols 26v/6-30/5

      Title (B.1.1.33): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Bartholomew

      Rubric (initial): 'Passio sancti bartholomei apostoli. viii. kalendas. septembris.'

      Incipit: 'Wyrdwriteræs sæcgæð þet ðreo leodscipæs beoþ ihanten india'

      Explicit: 'Sy him ƿyldor ˥ lof. | on alre ƿoruldæ ƿoruld. AMEN'

      Text Language: English

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  19. Item: fols 30r/5-33v/12

      Title (B.3.3.18): Anonymous Homilies, Homilies for Specified Occasions, Sanctorale: Nativity of the Virgin Mary

      Rubric (initial): 'Natiuitas sancte marie'

      Incipit: 'Men ða leofeste wurðie we nu on andƿeardnysse þa gebyrdtide þære | eadige femne sancte matia '

      Explicit: he us gife sisum lif. ˥ ece eadig | nyssæ a buton ends. god us to þam fylste. amen

      Text Language: English

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  20. Item: fols 33v/12-35r/12

      Title (B.1.2.40): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Matthew

      Rubric (initial): 'Passio sancti mathei apostoli .x kalendas octobris'

      Incipit: ' þe apostol matheus and godspellere becom'

      Explicit: Beo þæs gode lof a buton | end on ecnesse. AMEN

      Text Language: English

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  21. Item: fols 35r/12-39v/16

      Title (B.1.3.30): Ælfric, Third Series of Homilies [Lives of Saints]: Saint Martin

      Rubric (initial): Incipit uita sancti Martini episcopi .iiia. idus Novembris

      Incipit: 'Sulspicius hatte sum snoter writere'

      Explicit: 'þe þe on ecnysse rixæð almihtig ƿealdend.'

      Text Language: English

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  22. Item: fols 39v/16-41r/26

      Title (B.1.2.35): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

      Rubric (initial): 'Dominica Xa. post pentecosten'

      Incipit: ' DIXIT ieuss ad quosdam'

      Explicit: 'þe ðe ane ƿælt alræ isceaftæ. Amen'

      Text Language: English

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  23. Item: fols 41r/31-42v/26

      Title (B.1.2.36): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Assumption of the Virgin

      Rubric (initial): 'Euuangelium'

      Incipit: Men þa leofeste hƿilon ær ƿe sæden eoƿ þone (addition: ) pistol'

      Explicit: Ðe ðe leofæð ˥ rixæð on alræ ƿoruldæ ƿoruld. Amen

      Text Language: English

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  24. Item: fols 42v/26-45r/19

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

      Rubric (initial): 'Dominica | iiia post | epiphaniam domini'

      Incipit: 'Cum autem descendisset iesus de monte ... Mathevs ðe godspellere ƿrat on ðissere godspellice | redinge'

      Explicit: '˥ an god on ane | dogcundnesse effre ƿuniende buton anginne ˥ ende'

      Text Language: English

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  25. Item: fols 45r/20-47v/11

      Title (B.1.3.11): Ælfric, Third Series of Homilies [Lives of Saints]: Chair of Saint Peter

      Incipit: 'Ƿe cƿæðæð on gerimcræfte cathedra sancti petri.'

      Explicit: 'He geƿat þa to heofenum . to hælende criste. ðam is ƿuldor ˥ ƿurðment a | on alræ ƿoruldæ ƿoruld. AMEN.'

      Text Language: English

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  26. Item: fols 47v/11-50r/6

      Title (B.1.1.14): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Annunciation

      Rubric (initial): 'ANNUNCIATION SANCTE MARIE'

      Incipit: 'Vre almihtig sc (addition: ) uppend. ðe ðe alle isceaftæ'

      Explicit: þe ðe ƿeald alle þing mid fæder ˥ mid þam halgæ gaste a on ecnesse. AMEN

      Text Language: English

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  27. Item: fols 50r/7-50v/8

      Title (B.1.2.6): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: SeptuagesimaExplanation of Alleluia and Gloria in Excelsis Deo

      Rubric (initial): 'Dominica in septuagesima'

      Incipit: 'ƿe yllæð sæcgæn bi þisse andwearde tide'

      Explicit: 'ƿe him | singæð ecelice alleluia buten gesƿinke. Amen

      Text Language: English

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  28. Item: fols 50v-52v

      Title (B.1.2.6.1.EM): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Septuagesima [second part]

      Incipit: 'Simile est regnum celorum homini patrifamilias and RELIQUIA. | Se hælend cƿæð'

      Explicit: 'þe ðe leofæð ˥ rixæð nu ˥ symle a on ƿorulde. Amen'

      Text Language: English

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  29. Item: fols 52v/24-54v/19

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

      Rubric (initial): 'Dominica in sextagesima'

      Incipit: 'Cum turba plurima plurima convenirent as iesum & cetera. | Oon sumere tide þa þa mucel meniu samod comen to þam hælende'

      Explicit: 'þæt ece lif habben moten on alre ƿoruldæ | ƿoruld a buton ende. AMEN'

      Text Language: English

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  30. Item: fols 54v/19-56v/27

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

      Rubric (initial): 'DOMINICA IN QVINQUAGESSIMA'

      Incipit: 'Assumpsit iesus duodecim discipulos suos secreto & ait & cetera. | Her is ired on þisse godspelle'

      Explicit: 'þe ðe leofæð ˥ rixæ | a on alræ ƿoruldæ ƿoruld a buton ende AMEN'

      Text Language: English

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  31. Item: fols 56v/37-58v/6

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

      Rubric (initial): 'DOMINICa .I a . QUADRAGESSIME.'

      Incipit: 'Men þa leofeste ic cyðe eow þæt ðreo þing'

      Explicit: 'mid fæder ˥ mid sune ˥ mid þam halge gaste leofæþ | ˥ rixæð þurh alræ ƿoruldæ ƿoruld a on ecnesse a buton ende AMEN'

      Text Language: English

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  32. Item: fols 58v/7-60r/17

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

      Rubric (initial): 'DOMINICA SeECUNDA IN QVADRAGESSIMA.'

      Incipit: ' Men þa leofeste Ƿe ƿyllæð her | specan feaƿum ƿordum'

      Explicit: 'mid fæder. ˥ mid sunu. ˥ mid þam | halgum gaste a on alræ ƿoruldæ ƿoruld a buton ende Amen'

      Text Language: English

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  33. Item: fols 60r/17-62r/10

      Title (B.1.1.40): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Andrew

      Rubric (initial): Natale sancti andree apostoli.

      Incipit: 'Ambulans iesus iuxte mare galilee. & RELIQUA; CRist on sume tide ferde ƿið þare galileiscen sæ'

      Explicit: 'beo ƿuldor | ˥ lof hælende criste a on alræ ƿoruldæ ƿoruld a buton ende Amen.'

      Text Language: English

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  34. Item: fols 62r/10-64r/14

      Title (B.1.3.31): Ælfric, Third Series of Homilies [Lives of Saints]: Passion of Saint Edmund

      Rubric (initial): Natale sancti eadmundi | regis & martyris.

      Incipit: 'SVM sƿyðe ilæred munuc'

      Explicit: a mid his heofenlice fæder ˥ þa [...]

      Text Language: English

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  35. Item: fols 64r/15-64v/30

      Title: The first eight chapters of Augustine’s Sermo 104 on sins and the appropriate punishments to cleanse them.

      Rubric (initial): 'Dedicatione ecclesie'

      Incipit (Latin): 'Fundamentum aliud'

      Text Language: Latin

      Note: Additions to a blank folio.

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  36. Item: fols 64v/34-40

      Title: The Sequence Specialis graciosa uirgo mariawith music and a four-line stave.

      Text Language: Latin

      Note: Additions to a blank folio.

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  37. Item: fols 65r-66r/2

      Title (B.1.1.41): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: First Sunday in Advent

      Rubric (initial): 'Dominica prima | de aduentu domini'

      Incipit: 'þisses dæges ðenung ˥ ðissere tide mærð'

      Explicit: 'ðam beo ƿuldor ˥ lof on ecnesse. AMEN'

      Text Language: English

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  38. Item: fols 66r/1-67v/14

      Title (B.1.1.42): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Second Sunday in Advent

      Rubric (initial): 'Dominica secunda | in aduentu domini '

      Incipit: 'Đe godspellere lucas awrat on ðissum dægðerlican godspelle'

      Explicit: þe ðe leofað ˥ rixað on alra ƿorulda ƿorld. AMEN

      Text Language: English

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  39. Item: fols 67v/14-69v/14

      Title (B.1.1.3): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Christmas

      Rubric (initial): 'IN DIE NATALIS DOMINI'

      Incipit: 'Ƿe ƿillað to trumninge eoƿre leafa'

      Explicit: a on annesse ðæs halgan gastes on ealra ƿeorulda ƿeorld. Amen

      Text Language: English

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  40. Item: fols 69v/14-72r/4

      Title (B.1.2.4): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Epiphany

      Rubric (initial): 'Sermo in epipha | nia domini. '

      Incipit: 'Đes dæg is ihaten bocum. Epihphania'

      Explicit: þe ðe leofað and rixað a buten ende. AMEN

      Text Language: English

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  41. Item: fols 72r/4-74r/28

      Title (B.1.1.10): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Purification

      Rubric (initial): 'Purificatio Sancte Marie '

      Incipit: 'Postquam impleti sunt dies purgatoris marie & RELIQU. | God bead on ðære alde lage'

      Explicit: Ðe þe leofað ant | rixað a buton ende. AMEN

      Text Language: English

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  42. Item: fols 74r/28-74v/28

      Title (B.3.4.45): Anonymous Homilies [for unspecified occasions, published]: Napier 1883 [1967], no. 56: 'De Confessione

      Rubric (initial): 'De confessione.'

      Incipit: 'Leofa man ic axie þe on drihtnes namen hƿylces geleafan ðu beo to gode'

      Explicit: he sylf leofað ˥ rixað mid fæder ant | sunæ. ˥ halig gast. a on ecnesse AMEN

      Text Language: English

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  43. Item: fols 74v/28-76v/29

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

      Rubric (initial): 'Dominica in ramis palmarum'

      Incipit: 'CRITES ðroƿung ƿæs ired nu beforen us'

      Explicit: þe ðe leofað ˥ rixað a buton ende Amen

      Text Language: English

      On fol. 76v/30, there is Ælfric’s injunction: 'Circlice þeaƿæs forbeodoð to secgenne ænig spel on ðam ðrym sƿygdagas' (for a discussion, see Conti 2004, p. 43, n. 88)

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  44. Item: fol. 76v

      Title (B.1.1.16): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Cyrclice þeawas

      Addition: Circlice þeawas forbeodað to secgenne ænig spel on ðam ðrym swygdagas

      Text Language: English

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  45. Item: fols 76v/31-78v/14

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

      Rubric (initial): 'De resurrectione domini.'

      Incipit: 'Maria magdalene & maria iacobi & salomee & RELIQUA. | Oft ge hyrdon embe ðæs hælendes ærist'

      Explicit: 'nu ant a on ecnesse AMEN'

      Text Language: English

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  46. Item: fols 78v/14-79r/16

      Title (B.1.1.20): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: In Letania Maiore

      Rubric (initial): 'In letania maiore.'

      Incipit: ' Đas dagas beoð ihatene letanie'

      Explicit: 'Þe ƿillað nu þis god | spel eoƿ reccen. þe her nu ired ƿæs eoƿre leafan to trymmingge.'

      Text Language: English

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  47. Item: fols 79r/9-80v/16

      Title (B.1.1.20.1.EM): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: In Letania Maiore [second part]

      Rubric (initial): 'IN letania maiore.'

      Incipit: 'Dixit iesus discipulis suis ... Þe hælend cƿeð to his leorningcnihtas hƿylc eoƿer is þe hafað sumne freond;'

      Explicit: 'þe ðe leofað ˥ | rixað mid fæder ˥ mid halge gaste a buton ende Amen'

      Text Language: English

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  48. Item: fols 80v/16-83r/24

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

      Rubric (initial): 'Sermo de ascensione | domini'

      Incipit: 'LVcas þe godspelle us munode on ðisse pistolrædinge'

      Explicit: Ðe þe leofað ˥ rixað mid þam almihtiga fæder ˥ þam halga gaste. a on ecnesse. | Amen Amen

      Text Language: English

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  49. Item: fols 83r/5-85r/24

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

      Rubric (initial): 'IN die sancto pentecosten'

      Incipit: 'FRAM ÐAM halgan æsterlican dæge beoð itealde fiftige daga to þisse dæge.'

      Explicit: Ðe þe leofað ˥ rixað a buton ende AMEN

      Text Language: English

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  50. Item: fols 85r/25-87r/26

      Title (B.1.1.27): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: John the Baptist

      Rubric (initial): 'Natiuitas Sancti iohannis Baptiste; Uiii. kalendas. Ivlii;'

      Incipit: 'Đe GOdspellere lucas aƿrat on cristes bec be accænnednesse Iohannis'

      Explicit: 'þam beo ƿuldor ˥ | lof mid fæder ˥ galgum gaste a on acnesse AMEN'

      Text Language: English

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  51. Item: fols 87r/27-88r/17

      Title (B.1.1.28): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Peter and Paul

      Rubric (initial): De Passione sanctorum Apostolorum petri & pauli

      Incipit: 'Uenit iesus in partes ... MATHEUS ðe godspellere wrat on ðære godspellicen isetnysse'

      Explicit: 'ðe him ne bið i | tyðod naðor ne synnæ forgifenysse. ne infær ðæs heofenlican rices'

      Text Language: English

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  52. Item: fols 88r/17-90r/14

      Title (B.1.1.28.1): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Passion of Peter and Paul

      Rubric (initial): De Passione Apostolorum | petri & pauli'

      Incipit: 'Ƿe ƿyllað eafter ðisse godsplle eoƿ ræccan ðara apostola drohtinga'

      Explicit: ðam beo ƿuldor ˥ lof a on ecnesse. AMEN

      Text Language: English

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  53. Item: fols 90r/15-92v/13

      Title (B.1.1.29): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Paul

      Rubric (initial): Natale Sancti pauli.

      Incipit: 'Godes laðung wyrðað þisne dæg'

      Explicit: heo mid heom ˥ mid gode þæt ece lif habben moten

      Text Language: English

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  54. Item: fols 92v/13-95v/2

      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 cristene man sceal æfter rihte cunnan ægðer ge | his pater noster ge his credan'

      Explicit: þe ðe þurh ƿunæð on þrynnysse an almihtig god. a on ecnesse Amen

      Text Language: English

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  55. Item: fols 95v/3-97r/8

      Title (B.1.1.7): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Circumcision

      Rubric (initial): 'Circumsci | sio domini.'

      Incipit: 'ĐE GODspellere lucas beleac þisses dæges godspel'

      Explicit: beo | him ƿuldor ˥ lof a on ecnysse AMEN

      Text Language: English

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  56. Item: fols 97r/8-98v/19

      Title (B.1.1.25): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Second Sunday after Pentecost

      Rubric (initial): 'Secundum Lvcam.'

      Incipit: 'Homo quidam erat diues et induebatur ... ÞE ƿældendæ drihten sæde þis bigspel'

      Explicit: 'heo þreo on annre godcynd | nysse ƿuniende butan anginne. ˥ endunge. a on ƿerolde AMEN'

      Text Language: English

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  57. Item: fols 98v/20-100v/21

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

      Rubric (initial): ''SECUNDUM Lvcam.'

      Incipit: 'Erant adpropinquantes ... Þæt halige godspel us sæð þæt refan ˥ synfulle men neahleacedon'

      Explicit: 'þe ðe leofað ˥ rixað mid fader on an | nesse þæs halgan gastes on alræ ƿorulda ƿoruld. AMEN'

      Text Language: English

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  58. Item: fols 100v-103r

      Title (B.1.1.30): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

      Rubric (initial): 'Secundum Lvcam.'

      Incipit: 'Cum appropinquaret iesus hierusalem ... ON summere tide ƿæs ðe hælende farende'

      Explicit: 'Beo ðe lof ˥ ƿuldor on alræ ƿoruldæ ƿoruld. AMEN.'

      Text Language: English

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  59. Item: fols 103r-104v

      Title (B.1.1.35): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

      Rubric (initial): 'Secundum Lvcam.'

      Incipit: 'Ibat iesus in ciuitatem que uocatur naim ... URE drihten ferde to sumere burig'

      Explicit: 'Heo ðry an ælmihtigæ god unto dæledlic a on ecnysse rixiende. AMEM'

      Text Language: English

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  60. Item: fols 104v/5-107v/7

      Title (B.1.1.37): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost

      Rubric (initial): 'Secundum Mathevm'

      Incipit: 'Loquebatur iesus ... DRIHTEN ƿæs specende on sumere tide'

      Explicit: 'þu ðe leofest ˥ rixost mid ðam | ecen fæder ˥ halgum gaste on alræ ƿerolda ƿeoruld AMEN'

      Text Language: English

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  61. Item: fols 107v/7-110r/28

      Title (B.1.5.2): Ælfric, Remaining Homilies by Ælfric: Wednesday in the Fourth Week of Lent

      Rubric (initial): 'Secundum Iohannem'

      Incipit: 'Preteriens iesus uidit hominem cecum a natiuitate. & RELIQUA | Vre drihten ðe mildheortæ hælend'

      Explicit: '˥ ƿe ƿurdon onlihte ðurh ðone lyfigiendan drihten þa leofæð a on | ecnysse. AMEN'

      Text Language: English

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  62. Item: fols 110r/28-113v/23

      Title (B.1.1.32): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Assumption of the Virgin

      Rubric (initial): 'Assumptio sancte marie.'

      Incipit: 'Hieronimus ðe halga sacerd ƿrat ænne pistol'

      Explicit: Ðe þe leofæð ˥ rixæð mid fæder ˥ halgæ gaste on alre ƿeorldæ ƿeoruld AMEN

      Text Language: English

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  63. Item: fols 113r/23-114v/19

      Title (B.1.1.38): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: All Saints

      Rubric (initial): 'festiuitas omnium sanctorum'

      Incipit: 'Halige larƿeas sædon þæt seo geleaffule gelaðung'

      Explicit: 'þæt ƿe to ðare ecan freolstide becumen'

      Text Language: English

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  64. Item: fols 114v/20-116r/15

      Title (B.1.1.38.1): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: All Saints [second part]

      Rubric (initial): 'SECUNDUM Matheum.'

      Incipit: 'Uidens iesus turbas asscendit in montem. Et Reliqua. | Đæt halige godspel þe lutle ǽr ætforen eoƿ íræd'

      Explicit: 'scyppend. ˥ alysend. ealra halgenæ mid fæder. ˥ mid halgum gaste. a on ecenesse AMEN'

      Text Language: English

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  65. Item: fols 116r/16-117v/31

      Title (B.1.2.31): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Peter and Paul

      Rubric (initial): 'In octaua apostolorum petri & pauli.'

      Incipit: ' Matheus þe godspellere aƿrát on cristes béc'

      Explicit: 'on alræ weorulda weoruld | á to tídan fore Amen.'

      Text Language: English

      Not sure that this is the right title - Cameron number matches incipit, not title or number supplied: On the Festival of St Peter the Apostle, II.28

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  66. Item: fols 117v/31-119v/11

      Title (B.1.2.34): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: James and the Seven Sleepers

      Rubric (initial): 'Iacobi apostoli.'

      Incipit: 'On ðissum dæge we wurðiæð on ure lofsange'

      Explicit: 'þam is wuldor ˥ wyrdmend on ealræ weoruldæ weorld | AMEN'

      Text Language: English

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  67. Item: fols 119v/11-121v/4

      Title (B.1.2.46): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Martyrs

      Rubric (initial): 'plurimorum martyrum.'

      Incipit: 'Cum audieritis prelia & seditiones nolite terreri & RELIQUA. | De hælend foresæde his leorningcnihtum'

      Explicit: 'Béo him wul | dor ˥ wyrðmynt on alræ weoruldæ weoruld. AMEN'

      Text Language: English

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  68. Item: fols 121v/4-122r/11

      Title (B.1.3.35): Ælfric, Third Series of Homilies [Lives of Saints]: The Martyrdom of Saint Vincent

      Rubric (initial): 'Unius martiris.'

      Incipit: 'Amen amen dico uobis nisi granum frumenti ...Soð soð ic eow secge gif þæt ísawene'

      Explicit: 'on anre godcundnesse on áne mægenðryme on anúm | gecynde á on ecnesse. AMEN'

      Text Language: English

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  69. Item: fols 122r/11-124r/27

      Title (B.1.2.47): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Confessor

      Rubric (initial): 'Unius confessoris;'

      Incipit: 'Homo quidam peregre proficisscens uocauit seruos suos...URE drihten sæde þis bigspel his leorningcnihtæs'

      Explicit: Béo lof þam laforde þe leofæð on ecnesse æffre buton ánginne on endeleasúm | mægenþrymme Amen'

      Text Language: English

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  70. Item: fols 124r/27-126r/30

      Title (B.1.2.48): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Virgins

      Rubric (initial): 'Plurimarum uirginum.'

      Incipit: 'Simile est regnum celorum decem uirginibus...Þe hælend sæde bigspel ilomlice be gehwilce þingum'

      Explicit: 'Ðe ðe leofæð ˥ rixæð mid his heofenlice fæder | ˥ þam halga gaste on ealrae weorlda weorld Amen'

      Text Language: English

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  71. Item: fols 126r/30-128v/24

      Title (B.3.4.37): Anonymous Homilies [for unspecified occasions, published]: Napier 1883 [1967], no. 46: 'Larspell'

      Rubric (initial): 'De doctrina sancti Gregorii.'

      Incipit: 'Men ða leofeste cƿæð sanctus greogorius. Ic eoƿ halsige on þone drihten'

      Explicit: God | almihtige us to þam fultumige on ecnesse AMEN'

      Text Language: English

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  72. Item: fols 129r-132r/26

      Title (B.1.8.4): Ælfric, Letters: Letter to Sigeweard

      Rubric (initial): ''De ueteri testamento et nouo.'

      Incipit: 'Đe ælmihtigæ scyppend þa þa he englæs isceop'

      Explicit: '˥ beð for þi isette hi sigefesta dæda on | ðam bocum on bibliothecan gode to ƿurðmente

      Text Language: English

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  73. Item: fols 132r/26-133r/3

      Title (B.2.2.5): Wulfstan, The Christian Faith: Baptism

      Rubric (initial): 'Sermo de baptismate.'

      Incipit: 'Leofe men ealle cristenum manne is mycel neod þæt heo heora fuluhtes scead ƿitan'

      Explicit: 'beo lof. ˥ | ƿuldor on ealra ƿeorlda ƿerld á buton ende AMEN'

      Text Language: English

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  74. Item: fols 133r/4-137v/18

      Title (B.1.8.2): Ælfric, Letters: First Old English Letter for Wulfstan

      Incipit: 'Ælfricus abbas Wulfstano uenerabili archiepiscopo salutem...Us biscopum dafenað þæt ƿe ða boclican lare'

      Explicit: 'þæt ge habban þa mæde þe | ure hælend behet þam ðe him þeniæð. Euge serue bone ˥ fidelis quia super pauca fuisti fidelis | supra multa te co[n]stituam intra in gaudium domini tui sequitur'

      Text Language: English

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  75. Item: fols 137r/18-140v/24

      Title (B.1.8.3): Ælfric, Letters: Second Old English Letter for Wulfstan

      Rubric (initial): 'De secunda epistola quando diuidis | crisma.'

      Incipit: Eal'l'æ ge mæssepreostas mine gebroðre ƿe secgæð eoƿ'

      Explicit: 'heo ðreo | an god æfre rixiende AMEN'

      Text Language: English

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  76. Item: fols 140v/25-141v/3

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

      Incipit: 'Spiritus sanctus septenaria operatione ...Isayas þe ƿitegæ wrat on his ƿitegunge be ðam | halga gaste'

      Explicit: 'Be ðissum ðeaƿum monn mæg þone mon tocnawn hƿæðer him godes | gaste on ƿunige. oððe þæs gramlichen deofles'

      Text Language: English

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  77. Item: fols 141v/3-143v/12

      Title (B.2.1.1): Wulfstan, Eschatalogical Homilies: AntichristComposite homily

      Rubric (initial): 'Secundum marcum.'

      Incipit: 'Interrogatus iesus a discipulis de consummacione seculi dixit eis...Leofa men Ure drihtines apostoli axodon hine sylfne embe þissere ƿeorlde endunge'

      Explicit: 'mid þam ðe leofæð ˥ rixæð | áá buton ende AMEN'

      Text Language: English

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  78. Item: fols 143v/12-144v/23

      Title (B.2.4.2_a): Wulfstan, Evil Days: Sermo ad Anglos

      Rubric (initial): 'Sermo.'

      Incipit: 'Leofæn men gecnaƿæð þæt soð is. Ðeos ƿeorld is on ofste'

      Explicit: 'þa murhðe þe gad hæfð | ígearoƿæd ðam ðe his ƿillan on ƿeorolde ƿurcæð. God ure hælpe AMEN'

      Text Language: English

      this is the a version B.2.4.2.a

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  79. Item: fols 144v/24-146v/16

      Title (B.2.2.1): Wulfstan, The Christian Faith: An Outline of History

      Rubric (initial): 'Sermones.'

      Incipit: 'Leofæ men. Us is deope beboden þæt we geornlice myngian and læran scylan'

      Explicit: þenne earnige we us ece blisse æt þam ðe | leofæð ˥ rixæð a buton ende AMEN'

      Text Language: English

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  80. Item: fols 146v/16-149v/4

      Title (B.1.2.49): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Dedicatio ecclesiae

      Rubric (initial): 'Dedicatio ęcclesie.'

      Incipit: 'Mine gebroþræ þa leofestan ƿe ƿylleð sume drihtenlice spæce'

      Explicit: 'mid his | icorene halgum mid his almihtigæ fæder. ˥ þam halgum gaste on alre ƿeorldæ ƿeorld AMEN'

      Text Language: English

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  81. Item: fols 149v/5-152r/15

      Title (B.1.1.36): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Dedicatio ecclesiae sancti Michaelis

      Incipit: 'Monegum is cuð þeo halige steow sancti michaelis'

      Explicit: 'ðe ðe leofað ˥ rixað á on ecnesse AMEN'

      Text Language: English

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  82. Item: fols 152r/16-154v/27

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

      Incipit: 'Nuptie quidem facte sunt in chana galilęę & RELIQUA. | Iohannes þe godspellere cwæð on þam godspellere lare'

      Explicit: 'þe þe leofæð ant rixað mid fæder ˥ þam halga gaste | á on ecnesse AMEN'

      Text Language: English

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  83. Item: fols 154v/28-30

      Title (B.24.16.3): Note on the Age of the Virgin

      Incipit: '[S]ancta maria ƿes ðreo ˥ sixti ƿinter ða heo of middenærde ferde ...'

      Explicit: '˥ heo ƿes efter him sistene gær on ðissere ƿorlde'

      Text Language: English

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  84. Item: fols 155r-158r/15

      Title (B.1.5.1): Ælfric, Remaining Homilies by Ælfric: Christmas Day

      Incipit: 'Ala ge broðræ aræreð eoƿre heorte to ðam heofenlice gode'

      Explicit: 'þe ðe mid his ece fæder. ˥ mid þam halgæ gaste leofæð ˥ rixæð á on ecenesse AMEN'

      Text Language: English

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  85. Item: fols 158r/16-160r/20

      Title (B.3.4.1): Anonymous Homilies [for unspecified occasions, published]: Belfour no. 10 Homily for the First Sunday in Lent

      Incipit: 'Men þa leofestæ ƿe ƿullæð eoƿ sæggæn bi þare halgæ tide'

      Explicit: 'þam drihtne fultumiende | þe ðe leofæð ˥ rixæð áá on ecenesse. AMEN'

      Text Language: English

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  86. Item: fols 160r/21-163r/12

      Title (B.3.4.2): Anonymous Homilies [for unspecified occasions, published]: Belfour no. 11Homily for Saturday before the Second Sunday in Lent

      Incipit: 'Men þa leofeste sanctus matheus þe godspellere þe ðis godspel wrat ...'

      Explicit: 'mis þam heofenlice kynge. þe leofeð ˥ rixæð on | alræ worldæ world AMEN'

      Text Language: English

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  87. Item: fols 163r/13-164v/34

      Title (B.3.4.3): Anonymous Homilies [for unspecified occasions, published]: Belfour no. 12The Transience of Earth Delights

      Incipit: 'Ic eow bidde leofemen þæt sƿa ofte swa ge faren bi ricre monnæ burines'

      Explicit: 'almihtig drihten leofæð ant rixæð mid alle his halgæn | á abuten ende amen'

      Text Language: English

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  88. Item: fols 165ra-165vb/24

      Title: Dialogue in Latin between Discipulus and Magister on the Lord’s Prayer.

      Incipit (Latin): 'Pater noster qui es in celis'

      Explicit (Latin): 'sed potius liberet nos ab omni malo amen.'

      Text Language: Latin

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  89. Item: fols 165vb/25-166va/10

      Title: Dialogue in Latin between Discipulus and Magister on the Creed.

      Incipit (Latin): 'Credo in deum patrem omnipotentem | creatorem celi'

      Explicit (Latin): 'Amen uero uerbum est ebraicum quoque latine | dicitur uere fideliter siue fiat. amen.'

      Text Language: Latin

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  90. Item: fols 166va/25-166vb/19

      Title (B.3.4.4): Anonymous Homilies [for unspecified occasions, published]: Belfour no. 13: De auaritiaDe auaritia

      Incipit: 'Auarus þæt is gytsere on englisc. auaricia is | gytsunge'

      Explicit: 'þet ne forleost | þu næfre unþances'

      Text Language: English

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  91. Item: fols 166vb/20-167v/2

      Title (B.1.4.6): Ælfric, Homilies of Ælfric: Feria VI in Quarta Ebdomada Quadragesimae

      Incipit: 'Us sægð þeo halige cristes boc. þæt ure | hælend crist arerde þreo men of dea | þe'

      Explicit: 'sƿa sƿa he dyde ær þurh him sylfum on his andweardnesse'

      Text Language: English

      Also B.1.5.3 - this has been given two numbers in Cameron

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  92. Item: fols 167v/2-170r/28

      Title (B.1.5.11): Ælfric, Remaining Homilies by Ælfric: Homily for the Common of a Confessor

      Rubric (initial): 'De vno confessore.

      Incipit: 'Matheus þe godspellere us sæde þis godspel'

      Explicit: '˥ we sceolon beon gode under ðeode þe alle þing isceop þe þe ane rixæð | on ecnesse Amen'

      Text Language: English

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  93. Item: fol. 170r/29-43

      Title (A.47): The Grave

      Rubric (initial):

      Incipit: 'ðe wes bold [ . . ] gebyld. er þu iboren were'

      Explicit: 'Næle hit nan | mit fingres feire stracien'

      Text Language: English

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  94. Item: fols 170r-170v

      Title: Alan of Lille’s exposition of the Sequence Ad celebres rex celice, here attributed to Gerbert (Pope Sylvester II).

      Incipit (Latin): 'In primo notandum quod hoc nomen canticum'

      Explicit: 'Imaginaria est illa contemplacio

      Text Language: Latin

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  95. Item: fols 171ra-171va/62

      Title: A sermon, beginning imperfectly

      Incipit (Latin): 'aliter uero faties domini.'

      Explicit (Latin): 'inimicorum se manifestum demonstrare'

      Text Language: Latin

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  96. Item: fols 171vb/1-172vb/65

      Title: Hildebert of Le Mans, Sermone de Tempore 4

      Incipit (Latin): '[E]Gredemini & uidete filie...Sicut nemo teste apostolo | nouit que sunt hominis'

      Explicit (Latin): 'Ibi conteemplativa uita uisi[one]'

      Text Language: Latin

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Form: codex

Support: parchment

Extent: v+ 205 leaves

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Foliation in roman and arabic numerals: i-xxxix, 1-167, 169-74. Fol. 168 does not occur in the present foliation. The foliation was inserted in pencil on the top right corner of each folio. Fols vi-xxxix were formerly paginated 1-65. Fol. iii was the pastedown at the end: it is now placed, reversed and upside down, at the beginning. Fol. 173 is a medieval flyleaf. Fols i, ii, iv, v, 174 are post-medieval paper flyleaves.

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fols vi-xxxix, 1-172: 16, wants 3 and 4 after fol. vii, 2 1, singleton, fol. x before which leaves are missing, 3-58, fols xi-xxxiv, 64+1, 1 singleton after 4, fol. xxxix, 78, 1-8, 84, fols 9-12, 9-148, fols 13-60, 154, fols 61-64, 2 and 3 singleton, 16-238, fols 65-128, 248, missing 3 after fol. 130 and 6 after fols 132, 25-26 8, fols 135-150, 274, fols 151-154, 288, fols 155-162, 298 missing 8 after fol. 170, 302. Diagrammatic representation of the quiring structure. See also for a recent overview of the construction of the manuscripts the discussion in Conti 2011.

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The manuscript is in good condition, but the quality of the parchment varies. The Latin texts are written on rather thick material (Quires 3-6), suede-like, the same type of material appears from Quire 15 onwards. Holes appear towards the end of the manuscript, for example, fols 107, 109, 114 and 117-118. Because of the size of the manuscript and the writing frame, there are numerous folios which show uneven margins, and the finishing condition of the material is also dissimilar, see for example, fols 114, 119, 125, 127 and 128.

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