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St Wulfstan's Homiliary, part 1

Date: s. xi3/4-s. xiii1

Summary:

The first of two volumes of homilies that were probably copied for and used by Wulfstan II, bishop of Worcester 1062-95. The second volume is Hatton 114, Hatton 113 and 114 were split by the early thirteenth-century (Franzen 1998, p. 35). Ker 1957 argues that the two volumes were written to accompany Junius 121 (p. 399). Fols 1-115 are all homilies by Wulfstan except for two homilies by Ælfric and one ('Be ane munuccilde'; Napier 1883, XXXI; Cameron B.3.4.28) which Rudolf 2006 has identified as a translation of Libri miraculorum of Gregory of Tours; Rudolf discusses the possibility that this translation is drawn indirectly from one by Ælfric. The texts on fols 115-144 are all homilies by Ælfric.

English and Latin annotations in several hands, ranging from s. xi3/4 to s. xiii1.

Manuscript Items:

  1. Item: fols 1-3

      Title (B.3.4.21): Anonymous Homilies [for unspecified occasions, published]: Napier 1883 [1967], no. 1: De Initio Creature

      Incipit: (fol. 1r) Adam se æresta man

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  2. Item: fols 3-4

      Title (B.24.25.1): The Six Ages of the World

      Incipit: (fol. 3r) On þisre worulde fruman. [gloss: i[n]icio] god ælmihtig | gesceop. 7 geworhte

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  3. Item: fols 4-10

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

      Title (B.3.4.44): Anonymous Homilies [for unspecified occasions, published]: Napier 1883 [1967], no. 55

      Incipit: (fol. 4r) Leofan men us b[isceopum] [gloss: episcopis] is deope beboden

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  4. Item: fols 10-16
  5. Item: fols 16-21

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

      Incipit: (fol. 16r) Leofan men eallum | cristenum mannum is mycel þearf

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  6. Item: fols 21-27

      Title (B.2.2.9): Wulfstan, The Christian Faith: Isaiah on the Punishment for Sin

      Incipit: (fol. 23v) FEla is on bocum þæs ðe | mæg to bysnan

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  7. Item: fols 27-31

      Title (B.2.2.6): Wulfstan, The Christian Faith: Gifts of the Holy Spirit

      Incipit: (fol. 27v) BE ÐAM SEOFANFEALDAN GODES GYFAN. | ISAIAS SE WITEGA AWRAT ON HIS | witegunge be ðam halgan gaste.

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  8. Item: fols 31-34

      Title (B.2.1.1): Wulfstan, Eschatalogical Homilies: Antichrist

      Incipit: (fol. 33r) Leofan men understandað swyðe georne þæt ge [gloss: vos} rihtlice 7 wærlice

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  9. Item: fols 34-44

      Title (B.2.2.8): Wulfstan, The Christian Faith: The Christian Life

      Incipit: (fol. 38r) HER ONGYNÐ BE CRISTEN|DOME Eallum cristenum mannu[m] is mycel | þearf

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  10. Item: fols 44-47

      Title (B.2.1.5): Wulfstan, Eschatalogical Homilies: The Last Days

      Incipit: (fol. 44r) L[eofan men] We eow willað be sumum dæle [gloss: ex parte] secgan hu.

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  11. Item: fols 47-49

      Title (B.2.1.2): Wulfstan, Eschatalogical Homilies: Matthew on the Last Days

      Incipit: (fol. 48r) Leofan men. Hit gewearð hwilum on ðære | byrig

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  12. Item: fols 49-52

      Title (B.2.1.3): Wulfstan, Eschatalogical Homilies: Luke on the Last Days

      Incipit: (fol. 49v) Ðis godspel segð. 7 swutelað

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  13. Item: fols 52-56

      Title (B.2.1.4): Wulfstan, Eschatalogical Homilies: The Deeds of Antichrist

      Incipit: (fol. 52r) Leofan men us is mycel | þearf þæt we wære [gloss: caue] beon.

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  14. Item: fols 52-56

      Title (B.2.3.2): Wulfstan, Archiepiscopal Functions: The First Sunday in Lent

      Incipit: (fol. 52r) Leofan men us is swyðe mycel þearf | on ælcne timan

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  15. Item: fols 58-61

      Title (B.2.2.10): Wulfstan, The Christian Faith: The False Gods

      Incipit: (fol. 58v) Eala gefyrn is. þæt ðurh deofol fela þinga | misfor [gloss: eode]

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  16. Item: fols 61-66

      Title (B.2.3.1): Wulfstan, Archiepiscopal Functions: A Pastoral Letter

      Incipit: (fol. 61r) Leofan men understandað þ[æt] ærest cristenra | manna gehwylc [gloss: æurice]

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  17. Item: fols 66-73

      Title (B.3.4.26): Anonymous Homilies [for unspecified occasions, published]: Napier 1883 [1967], no. 29

      Incipit: (fol. 66r) Her is halwendlic lar. 7 dearflic læwedu[m] | mannum þe þæt læden ne cunnon

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  18. Item: fols 73-80

      Title (B.3.4.27): Anonymous Homilies [for unspecified occasions, published]: Napier 1883 [1967], no. 30: 'Be rihtan cristendome'

      Incipit: (fol. 73r) Mycel is nydþearf cristenum | mannum

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  19. Item: fols 80-81

      Title (B.3.4.28): Anonymous Homilies [for unspecified occasions, published]: Napier 1883 [1967], no. 31

      Incipit: (fol. 80v) We willað nu secgan sume bysene to þisum

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  20. Item: fols 81-83

      Title (B.3.4.28.1.EM): Anonymous Homilies [for unspecified occasions, published]: Napier 1883 [1967], no. 31 [second part]

      Incipit: (fol. 81r) Leofan men ic wille cyðan eow eallu[m]

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  21. Item: fols 83rv

      Title (B.3.4.33): Anonymous Homilies [for unspecified occasions, published]: Napier 1883 [1967], no. 41: 'Verba Ezechiel prophete de pigris aut timidis vel neglegentibus pastoribus'

      Incipit: (fol. 83r) Eala leofan men swytele is gesyne... a he mæg him wenan hetelices leanes.

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  22. Item: fols 83-84

      Title (B.3.4.28.2.EM): Anonymous Homilies [for unspecified occasions, published]: Napier 1883 [1967], no. 31 [Lectio secundum Lucam]

      Incipit: (fol. 83v) BE GODES | BYDELUM. Godcundlice bydelas 7 godes | lage lareowas.

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  23. Item: fols 84-90

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

      Title: ITEM | SERMO LUPI. AD ANGLOS QUANDO DANI. | MAXIME. P[ER]SECUTISUNT EOS. QUOD FUIT. | IN DIES ÆÞLEREDI REGIS

      Incipit: (fol. 84v) Leofan men gecnawað þæt soð is

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  24. Item: fols 90-91

      Title (B.2.4.3): Wulfstan, Evil Days: Evil RulersHer is gyt rihtlic warnung [gloss: cau[er]e] 7 soðlic myne | gung

      Incipit: (fol. 90v) Leofan men utan understandan ealswa | us þearf is.

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  25. Item: fols 91-93

      Title (B.3.4.29): Anonymous Homilies [for unspecified occasions, published]: Napier 1883 [1967], nos. 35, 36: 'Be mistlican gelimpan'

      Incipit: (fol. 91v) BE MIST|LICAN GELIMPAN. Gyf hit geweorðe þ[æ]t on | þeodscype becume healic [gloss: p[re]cipu[us]] ungelimp.

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  26. Item: fols 93-94

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

      Incipit: (fol. 93v) BE BISCHOPHADU[M]. | L[eofan men] Se halga godspellere lucas... þær hi scoldan | clypian. & r[e]l[iqua]

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  27. Item: fols 94-102

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

      Incipit: (fol. 94v) Se hælend crist syðan he to ðisum life | com

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  28. Item: fols 102-15

      Title (B.1.4.11): Ælfric, Homilies of Ælfric: Sermo ad Populum, in Octavis Pentecosten Dicendus

      Incipit: (fol. 102v) We willað eow secgan sume swutelunge | nu

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  29. Item: fols 115-24

      Title (B.1.2.2): Ælfric, Second Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies II]: Christmas

      Incipit: (fol. 102v) MINE GEBROÐRA ÐA LEOFESTAN | on þisum dæge

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  30. Item: fols 124-30
  31. Item: fols 130-39

      Title (B.1.1.5): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Assumption of St John

      Incipit: (fol. 130v) IOHANNES SE GODSPELLERE CRISTES | dyrling [gloss: dilect[us]]

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  32. Item: fols 139-44

      Title (B.1.1.6): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Innocents

      Incipit: (fol. 139v) NU RODÆG GODES GELA|þung

      Explicit: (fol. 144v) æt þissum unscæðþingum martiru[m] hy synd

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Form: codex

Support: parchment. Leaves arranged HFFH. Fols i and 147 are medieval parchment flyleaves; fols 145-46 are paper leaves inserted by Dugdale, s. xvii.

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Foliation and/or Pagination: Fols. i + 154 + iii, foliated i-xi, 1-147.

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