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The Production and Use of English Manuscripts 1060 to 1220

Elaine Treharne

Oxford, Bodleian Library, Hatton 116

Oxford, Bodleian Library, Hatton 116

The Production and Use of English Manuscripts: 1060 to 1220

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Homilies

Date: s. xiimed; s. xiii1

Summary:

A collection of homilies datable to the second quarter of the twelfth century (perhaps about 1140 or so). Begins with a homily on St. Chad (pp. 1-18), which is unique. Fols 18-152, 179-252, 279-90 are homilies for Saints' Days from 24 June to 30 November, from Ælfric's First Series of Sermones Catholici. Pages 253-78, 290-395 are catechetical and mainly Ælfrician, and most also occur in Hatton 115. Glosses in Latin and English throughout are in the Tremulous Hand.

Manuscript Items:

  1. Item: pp. 1/1-18/15

      Title (B.3.3.3): Anonymous Homilies, Homilies for Specified Occasions, Sanctorale: Saint Chad

      Rubric (initial): (1r/2) IN NATALE SANCTI CEADDE EPISCOPI. ˥ CONFESSORIS

      Incipit: MEN þa leofestan. ic eow onginnu secgan

      Explicit: se leofað ˥ rixað mid þam feder ˥ mid þam haligan gasta in eallre worulda woruld. AMEN.

      Text Language: English

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  2. Item: pp. 18/15-34/12

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

      Rubric (initial): Natiuitas sancti Iohannis Baptistę

      Incipit: SE GODSPELLERE LUCAS awrat on cristes béc

      Explicit: þam sy wuldor ˥ lof mid fæder ˥ mid halgum gaste a on ecnesse. AMEN.

      Text Language: English

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  3. Item: pp. 34/12-41/9

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

      Rubric (initial): Passio sanctorum apostolorum petri. ˥ pavli

      Incipit: Venit iesus in partes cęsarere philippi. Et reliqua. MATHEVS. se godspellere awrat on þæra godspellican gesetnesse

      Explicit: þæt him ne bið getiþod naþor ne synna forgifenes. ne infær þæs heofonlican rices

      Text Language: English

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  4. Item: pp. 41/9-51/11

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

      Rubric (initial): De passione beatorum apostolorum Petri. ˥ pauli.

      Incipit: WE willað æfter þisum godspelle eow gereccan

      Explicit: þurh þes hælendes tiðe. þam si wuldor ˥ lof. a on ecnesse AMEN

      Text Language: English

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  5. Item: pp. 55/11-73/6

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

      Rubric (initial): Commemoratio sancti pauli apostoli.

      Incipit: GODES gelaþung wurðaþ þysne dæg

      Explicit: þæt hi mid him ˥ mid gode þæt ece lif habban moton. AMEN

      Text Language: English

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  6. Item: pp. 73/6-92/12

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

      Rubric (initial): Passio sancti Lavrentii. martyris

      Incipit: ON DECIES dagum þes welhreowan caseres

      Explicit: he þrowode mid cenum mode mænifealde tintregu. mid þam he orsorhlice on ecnesse wuldraþ. AMEN

      Text Language: English

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  7. Item: pp. 92/12-112/1

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

      Rubric (initial): Assumptio sancte marie. virginis.

      Incipit: Heironimus se halga sacerd awrat ænne pistol

      Explicit: Se þe leofað ˥ rixað mid fæder ˥ halgum gasta on ealra worulda woruld. AMEN

      Text Language: English

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  8. Item: pp. 112/1-136/5

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

      Rubric (initial): Passio sancti Bartholomei. apostoli.

      Incipit: Wyrdwriteras secgað þæt þry leodscipas synd gehatene india

      Explicit: Sy him wuldor ˥ lof on ealra worulda woruld. AMEN

      Text Language: English

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  9. Item: pp. 136/6-132/11

      Title (B.1.1.34): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Decollation of St John the Baptist

      Rubric (initial): Decollatio Sancti Iohannis Baptiste.

      Incipit: Misit herodes et tenuit iohannem. ET RELIQVA. MARCVS se godspellere awrat on cristes bec

      Explicit: Se þe leofað ˥ rixað mid feder ˥ mid halguum gaste áá butan ende. AMEN

      Text Language: English

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  10. Item: pp. 152/12-155/1

      Title (B.1.5.8.1.EM): Ælfric, Remaining Homilies by Ælfric: Homily for the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin [first part]

      Rubric (initial): Natiuitas sncte marie. virginis.

      Incipit: MEN þa leofostan. we synd gemungode

      Explicit: ˥ hire deopnesse on diglum andgite underniman willað on incundre heortan

      Text Language: English

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  11. Item: pp. 155/1-179/12

      Title (B.1.5.8.2.EM): Ælfric, Remaining Homilies by Ælfric: Homily for the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin [second part]

      Rubric (initial): Incipit de sancta virginitate.

      Incipit: SE halga hælend crist. ˥ se heofonlica æþeling

      Explicit: þam is wuldor ˥ wurðmynt a to worulde. AMEN

      Text Language: English

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  12. Item: pp. 179/12-198/18

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

      Rubric (initial): Dedicatio sancti Michaelis archangli.

      Incipit: MANEGVM is cúð se hálige stow sancte michaeles

      Explicit: se þe leofað ˥ rixaþ á on ecnesse. AMEN

      Text Language: English

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  13. Item: pp. 198/18-219/6

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

      Rubric (initial): In Natale Omnium sanctorum

      Incipit: HALIGE lareowas ræddon þæt se geleaffulle gelaþung

      Explicit: mid fæder. ˥ mid halgum gaste. áá on ecnesse. AMEN

      Text Language: English

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  14. Item: pp. 219/7-239/20

      Title (B.1.1.39): Ælfric, First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: Clement

      Rubric (initial): IN NATALE SANCTI CLEMENTIS. MARTYRIS

      Incipit: MEN ÐA leofestan. eower geleafa biþ þe trumra

      Explicit: se þe leofað ˥ rixaþ a butan ende. AMEN

      Text Language: English

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  15. Item: pp. 239/20-252/20, 279/1-290/17

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

      Rubric (initial): In natale sancti ANDREE. apostoli.

      Incipit: Ambulans iesus iuxta mare galileę. ET RELIQVA. Crist on sumere tide ferde wið þære galileiscan sǽ

      Explicit: Sy þam ælmihtigan drihtne wurðmynt. ˥ lof á on ecnesse. AMEN.

      Text Language: English

      Note: The present quire XII (pp. 253-278) originally came after the present quire XIII (pp. pp. 279-94)

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  16. Item: pp. 290/17-294/20, 253/1-261/21

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

      Rubric (initial): SERMO IN NATALE UNIUS CONFESSORIS

      Incipit: Vigilate ergo. MATHEVS se godspellere us sæde on þysum godspelle.

      Explicit: þe ealle þing gescop. se þe ana rixað on ecnesse. AMEN

      Text Language: English

      Note: Displaced quire

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  17. Item: pp. 261/21-278/21, 295/1-300/21

      Title (B.1.5.13): Ælfric, Remaining Homilies by Ælfric: Hexameron

      Rubric (initial): De Exameron; þæt is. BE GODES SIX DAGA weorcum.

      Incipit: ON sumum oðrum spelle we sædon hwilon ǽr

      Explicit: on anre godcundnesse. ána soð scyppend eallra. 'þinga' AMEN

      Text Language: English

      Note: Displaced quire.

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  18. Item: pp. 300/21-329/6

      Title (B.1.6.1): Ælfric, Tracts: Interrogationes Sigewulfi in Genesin

      Rubric (initial): INTERROGATIONES SIGEWULPHI PRESBITERI

      Incipit: SVM geþungen lareaw wæs on engla lande albinus gehaten

      Explicit: þam is anwurðmynt mid þam halgan gaste on ealra worulda woruld. we cweðaþ AMEN

      Text Language: English

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  19. Item: pp. 329/6-347/11

      Title (B.1.6.2): Ælfric, Tracts: De Duodecim Abusivis

      Rubric (initial): DE OCTO UITIIS ET DE XIIcim. ABVSIVIS.

      Incipit: OMNIA nimia nocent et temmperantia mater uirtutum dicitur. Þæt is on englisc. Ealle oferdone þing deriað

      Explicit: Si him ǽ wuldor ˥ wurðmynt. AMEN

      Text Language: English

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  20. Item: pp. 347/11-365/8

      Title (B.1.3.18): Ælfric, Third Series of Homilies [Lives of Saints]: On Augeries

      Rubric (initial): DE AUGURIIS.

      Incipit: SE APOSTOL paulus ealra þeoda lareow manode þa cristenan

      Explicit: mid him æfre to wuni'g'enne on þam ecum witum a buton ende

      Text Language: English

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  21. Item: pp. 365/8-373/13

      Title (B.1.4.22): Ælfric, Homilies of Ælfric: De Falsis Diis

      Rubric (initial): DE FALSIS DIIS

      O FRATRES dilectissimi diuina scriptura

      Incipit: (365/13) EAla ge gebroðra þa leofestan. þæt godcunde gewrit us tæhte

      Explicit: Þam si wuldor ˥ lof a to worulde AMEN

      Text Language: English

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  22. Item: pp. 373/14-377/18

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

      Rubric (initial): DE SEPTI. FORMI SPIRITV.

      Spiritus sanctus pro septenaria operatione

      Incipit: (374/9) Þæt ilce on englisc. ISAIAS se witega awrát on his witegunge. be þam halgum gaste. ˥ be his seofonfealdum gifum

      Explicit: him godes gast on wunige oððe þæs gramlican deofles

      Text Language: English

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  23. Item: pp. 377/18-379/1

      Title (B.6.2): Letters: Eadwine of New Minster

      Rubric (initial): DE SANGUINE

      Incipit: Her geswultelað on þisum gewrite. hu god ælmihtig forbead mancynne ælces cynnes blod to etenne

      Explicit: hit bið swa þeah to astorfenum geteald

      Text Language: English

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  24. Item: pp. 379/1-380/15

      Title (B.3.4.51): Anonymous Homilies [for unspecified occasions, published]: Napier 1888, 154: 'De infantibus non baptizandis'

      Rubric (initial): DE INFANTIBUS

      Incipit: WE biddaþ eow men ˥ beodaþ on godes naman

      Explicit: ˥ hæfð þonne hellewite gif hit hæþen acwylð

      Text Language: English

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  25. Item: pp. 380/15-381/21

      Title (B.3.4.52): Anonymous Homilies [for unspecified occasions, published]: Napier 1888, 155: 'De cognitatione'

      Rubric (initial): De cogitatione

      Incipit: SE swicola deofol þe syrwð ymbe mancynn asent yfele geþohtas

      Explicit: swa he lufode forþam þe crist agylt ælcum be his dædæ

      Text Language: English

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  26. Item: pp. 382/1-395/16

      Title (B.3.2.33): Anonymous Homilies, Homilies for Specified Occasions, Temporale: In Letania Maiore

      Incipit: MEN þa leofestan þis sinden dagas mid eallum cristnum folce

      Explicit: se þe leofað ˥ rixað mid suna ˥ mid þam halgan gaste á butan æghwylcum ende. AMEN.

      Text Language: English

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  27. Item: pp. 395/17-395/21

      Title: Collect and antiphon for Saint Catherine's Day (25 November)

      Incipit: Deus qui dedisti legem moisi

      Text Language: Latin

      Note: Added in a later 12th century hand

  28. Item: p. 397

      Title (D.61.EM): Latin-English Glossary

      Incipit: ceac. vrceus... iþingþe meritum

      Text Language: English and Latin

      Note: Attributed to the 'tremulous hand of Worcester'

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  29. Item: p. 398

      Title (A.56.EM): Single line of Middle English Verse

      Incipit: ic am nout for þisse þingc wo

      Text Language: English

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Form: Codex

Support: Pages i-vi, 403-8 are paper leaves of the date of binding. Pages 399-402 are parchment end-leaves taken over from the medieval binding (see above).

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Pages iii+201+v, paginated i-vi, 1-84, 84a, b, 85-160, 160a, b, 161-408. Another pagination, 1-396, of s. xvi(?), is on rectos only.

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