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England, s. XIVin
1. ff. 1-17: Incipit epistola Bede in librum de ymagine mundi, Septiformi spiritu in trinitatis fide illustrato…De ymagine mundi liber ius, Mundus dicitur quasi undique motus…Sed nos temporis volubilitatem postponamus ad evi stabilitatem dei gratia mente tendamus. Amen. Explicit. Hec sunt capitula precedentis libri, De ymagine mundi, i; De quinque zonis ii…De celo, xiiii.
Honorius of Autun, De imagine mundi, Bks. 1 and 2. PL 172:119-165.
2. ff. 17-19: Secundus fuit philosophus qui philosophatus est omni tempore silencium tenens…quia secundus philosopharetur tacens precepit eius libros sacre bibliotece inseri et intitulari. Explicit vita secundi philosophi de greco in latinum translata a magistro Willelmo medico nascione provinciali quam secum a constantinopoli detulit qui postea factus est monachus in cenobio sancti Dionisii et demum preficiebatur abbas eiusdem loci.
B. E. Perry, ed., Secundus, the Silent Philosopher. Philological Monographs 22 (Ithaca 1964) 92-100. On the Life of Secundus and on the Latin translation by William le Mire, see P. O. Kristeller and F. E. Cranz, eds., Catalogus translationum et commentariorum…(Washington, D.C. 1971) 2:1-3.
3. f. 19r-v: Annus ab origine mundi usque ad incarnacionem domini, v Cxix; Annus ab Incarnacione domini, Mo cci; Annus a passione domini, Mo cc lxxii; A prima successione fidei christiane misse in britanniam lucio Regi ab eleutherio papa, Mo c xxi…; Anniversaria a bissexto, iii; Annus indictionis, xiii; Ciclus decemnovenalis, xv…; Tres filii Noe regnum inter se diviserunt…Aquitannia, Britannia, Hybernia, Austraua [sic].
Chronological table of important dates in English history and of computistic information, with many inconsistencies, evidently composed ca. 1310, followed by a brief account of the 3-part division of the world and a list of the provinces in each.
4. ff. 19v-40: Transcripta testamentorum xii patriarcharum. Et primo testri [sic] Ruben de hiis que in mente habebat de vii spiritibus, Transcriptum testamenti Ruben quecumque mandavit filiis suis…et habitaverunt in egipto usque ad diem exitus eorum ex terra egypti et cetera. [added, s. XVIex, in the same hand as arts. 11, 14] Finis testamentorum 12 patriarcharum.
Stegmüller 87, 7. PG 2:1038-1150. S. Harrison Thomson, The Writings of Robert Grosseteste (Cambridge 1940) 42-44, listing HM 1345.
5. ff. 40-46v: Incipiunt Capitula de naturis Rerum, De quadrifario opere dei, i; De mundi formacione, ii…Diviso terre, xlix [f. 40v:] Incipiunt excepta que Beda ex libris plinii secundi de naturis rerum extraxit; primum capitulum de quadrifario opere dei, Operacio divina que secla creavit et gubernat quadriformi ratione distinguitur…Atque inde affrica a meridie usque ad occidentem extenditur.
Bede, De natura rerum. PL 90:187-278. M. L. W. Laistner, A Hand-List of Bede Manuscripts (Cornell University Press 1943), recording HM 1345 on p. 143. P. O. Kristeller and F. E. Cranz, eds., Catalogus translationum et commentariorum… (Washington, D.C. 1980) 4:303 n. 12.
6. f. 46v: Regnum scottorum fuit inter cetera mundi/ Terrarum quondam nobile forte potens…hostibus expulsis iudicis usque diem. Explicit.
Song on the Kings of Scotland; see Ward, Cat. of Romances 1:327. J. Pinkerton, An Enquiry into the History of Scotland (2nd ed., Edinburgh 1814) 1:501-02, here lacking the last 14 lines of the printed text.
7. ff. 47-97: [title added, s. XV:] Lucidarius. Gloriose magister rogo ut ad inquisita michi ne pigriteris respondere ad utilitatem [sic] dei et utilitatem ecclesie. Equidem faciam quantum vires ipse dabunt [sic]…[f. 63v:] hoc in sompnis ymaginatur et in timore positus per tristiciam modificatur. Quid est quod parturiente thamar unus ex filiis qui in utero eius erant manum foras misit capite clauso in ventre, Hoc significabat quod non dum nato christo patriarche et alii boni operati sunt bene…[f. 92v:] perfecto nichil obstat qui tota te ipso prophetia dicta fuerit [remainder of column left blank; f. 93:] Duo. Magister. In ea etate in qua assumpti sunt qui etiam ab antichristo…Si enim aliquid Plus cuperent plenum gaudium non haberent. Explicit liber iste.
Honorius of Autun, Elucidarium, pr. in Y. Lefèvre, L’Elucidarium et les Lucidaires. Bibliothèque des Écoles Françaises d’Athènes et de Rome 180 (Paris 1954) 361-452, 453-472, with a long interpolation on ff. 63vb-92vb containing questions and answers on the liturgy and sections on the liturgical seasons from Rogationtide, through Ascension, Pentecost, Trinity, 24 Sundays after Pentecost, Advent, on the mass, on the Jews. This manuscript is of the family that answers the question on the nature of free will, “libertas eligendi bonum vel malum” (f. 56b).
8. ff. 97-103v: De captione Ierosolimitani et antiochie a christianis, Anno millesimo xcmo vito facta est motio ierosolimitana predicatione urbani pape…[f. 101:] Hoc etiam anno descessit osmundus episcopus salebyrie [sic]. Liber ius editus ab henrico archidiacono hundendunense anno gracie Mo co xxxvto directus ad alexandrum Lincolniensem episcopum De situ britannie, Britannia igitur beatissima est insularum…quam unam inter ceteras deus ab exordio linguarum instituit mirandum videtur.
T. Arnold, ed., Henrici Archidiaconi Huntendunensis Historia Anglorum. RS 74 (London 1879) 219-32, 5-13 for Bk. 7, chapt. 5-21, Bk. 1, chapt. 1-8.
9. ff. 103v-107v: Epistola de serie bruduum directa Regi henrici primo, Eneas igitur Romani generis auctor genuit ascanium…Quorum si prolixitatem desideras librum grandem Galfridi arturi quem apud lecium [sic] inveni queras ubi predicta diligenter et prolixe tractata videbis.
Apparently Henry of Huntingdon, Historia Anglorum, Bk. 8, ep. 2, although here addressed to Henry I, rather than to Warinus; not printed by Arnold, but see pp. xix-xxiv.
10. ff. 107v-111: Hec est prophecia merlini ambrosii, Sedente itaque vortegerno rege britonum super ripam exhausti stagni egressi sunt duo dracones…Confligent venti diro sufflamine et sonitum inter sydera conficient. Explicit expliciat ludere scriptor eat.
A. Griscom, ed., The Historia Regum Britannie of Geoffrey of Monmouth (New York 1929) 384-97, for Bk. 7, chapt. 3-4.
11. f. 111v: [note added, s. XVIex] In chartula quadam Patris, carmina quaedam a Merlino scripta, Draco maximus et fidelis in potentissimo brachio…et tandem cum Rege, ut Cedar, venerabitur. 12. ff. 112-184: Incipit breviloquium de virtutibus antiquorum philosophorum, Quoniam misericordia et veritas custodiunt regem et roboratur clemencia thronus eius. Prov. 20. Immo iiiior virtutes cardinales…serenitas sine nube ad quem diem festum nos deducat qui cum patre usque modo operatur et parat amen. Explicit liber iste.
John of Wales, Breviloquium. Glorieux, 322b. Bloomfield, Virtues and Vices 4971.
13. f. 184: [added, s. XIVmed] Post consumati sunt dies octo. Si vus dirai un conte petit de une seint home que out a nonn seint benet qui se fu done del tout a deu…tentacion le dyable. [f. 184v, ruled, but blank]
French version of Gregory I, Dialogues, 2, 2 of the temptation of St. Benedict by the black bird and the beautiful woman; for the Latin, see PL 66:132.
14. f. 185: [2 index notes added, s. XVIex] Mos Saxonum in puniendis luxuriosis, fol. 161; Quae necessaria pro religiosorum castitate servanda, f. 170. 15. f. 185v: [added, s. XIV] Quinque modis a domino flagellantur homines…; Quatuor sunt mortes et quatuor vite, Prima mors anime in peccatis…resuscitari ad vitam vel a viciis ad virtutes. [added, s. XVI:] Finis breviloquii. 16. ff. 186-198v: Incipit liber magistri hugonis de sancto victore, [Prologue:] Quia fratres largiente domino de vana conversacione huius seculi…[f. 186v, Text:] Quibus modis invenitur scientia recte vivendi, Primum igitur scire debetis quod hanc scientiam…bonitatem vero orate ut vobis det deus. Amen.
Hugh of St. Victor, De institutione novitiorum. PL 176:925-952. See Goy 2.25.1 (pp. 340-67), this manuscript recorded as n. 143.
17. ff. 198v-214: Incipit liber claustralis magistri Hugonis de sancto victore, Congruum nobis videtur edificia fratrum…solve vincula colli tui. Tolle grabatum et ambula. Explicit liber claustralis.
Hugh of Fouilloy, Liber de claustro animae. PL 176:1053-1104, here in abbreviated form.
18. ff. 214v-217: Prima ala confessio est non laudis unde Confitemini domino quam bonus et cetera sed criminis…celestia appetens et requiescam vera libertate eterna et fruens beatitudine. Amen.
Clement of Llanthony (?) or Alan of Lille (?), De sex alis cherubim. PL 210:273-280. Bloomfield, Virtues and Vices 4055.
19. ff. 217-224: [Brief exegetical texts] Ieronimus, An nescitis quia corpora nostra templum sunt dei. Si quis templum dei violaverit…; Petrus accepit roman in sua sorte, andreas achaiam…; Locutus est dominus ad moysen dicens descende in egyptum, dic pharaoni dimitte populum meum ut sacrificet michi in deserto. Ex egypto vocavi filium meum. Tria loca esse ex sacre scripture erudicione cognovimus…; Sic autem commedetis agnum, renes vestros accingetis, calciamenta habeatis in pedibus, tenentes baculos in manibus, commedetis festinanter. Verba fit moysi in exodo immo domini per moysen ad papam isrealeticum. De hoc agno hic fratres loquitur de quo ait Iohannes baptista…; Cantemus domino Gloriose enim magnificatus equum et ascensorem proiecit in mare. In hoc versiculo moysi tria continentur, primum est quod deus equum…; Dum complerentur dies pentecostes erant omnes discipuli pariter in eodem loco et cetera. Singulorum que in ecclesia geruntur cognitio fidelibus est facienda pro eorum capacitate…; Fratres christus assistens pontifex futurorum bonorum. De quibus confidens psalmista aiebat Credo videre bona domini in terra vivencium…; Dominicis diebus resurrectionis duo alleluia canimus, unum de percepta leticia…; Post baptismum manet originale peccatum in puero superatum et peremptum nisi illicito consensu…Nisi dominus cor illustraverit auditorum doctor in nocte laborat. 20. ff. 224-227: Ieronimus de membris domini nostri, Omnipotens deus et pater et filius et spiritus sanctus. Unus atque trinus est, unus fidelis [sic] in natura, trinus in personis. Solus invisibilis…et ultionem inimicorum se manifestum demonstrare.
Eucher of Lyons, De formulis spiritualis intelligentiae. PL 42:1199-1206.
21. ff. 227-231v: [7 texts:] Paulus dicit. Eundum est de fide in fidem. Sunt enim multe partes fidei. Est enim principium et fundamentum christiane fidei ut credamus patrem…; Fratres karissimi cuilibet christiano mittendum [?] est ad hoc ubi in se talem mansionem edificet…; Si quis ad ea profecit quod fidem habet tunc obnixe rogandus est deus ut det caritatem…; Fundamenta iam collato parietibus in altum constructis restat extremus labor disponendi tectum. Contra bestias enim muniti sumus…; Dominus dixit vetustissima veterum comedetis et nova venientibus vetera eicietis. Vetustissima veterum vocat deus scilicet ut cognoscamus unitatem in trinitate…; David futuram spiritu previdens liberavit inquit dominus pauperem a potente cui non erat adiutor. Non omni est scientia. Ignoravit aliquid pauperem istum…; Ante diem festum pasche sciens ihesus quia venit hora eius ut transseat de hoc mundo ad patrem, cum dilexisset suos qui erant in mundo in finem dilexit eos. Iohannes evangelista ait de christo filio marie appropinquante die transitus sui ut deus qui omnia novit…quos in finem dixisti pro quibus misericorditer mori voluisti qui cum domino patre nostro vivit et regnat per omnia secula seculorum amen. 22. ff. 231v-233v: Sicut miles temporalis armis temporalibus munitus est sic miles spiritualis debet munitus esse…Valde itaque ut prediximus sunt necessaria spirituali militi sua arma.
Alexander of Canterbury, “Similitudo militis.” PL 159:702-707 under Eadmer, Liber de sancti Anselmi similitudinibus.
23. ff. 233v-234: [3 texts, the first, of 13 lines, run on without break after art. 22:] Ideo septimale in ecclesia pro defunctis celebratur per tres dies ut quod per tres proprietates anime scilicet racionem maledictam…; Est superbia cordis Superbia oris superbia operis…; Opera trinitatis individua sunt. Opponitur soli filio convenit assumpsisse carnem…sed soli patri convenit quia solus pater significatus est per ea que fiunt. Explicit liber iste. 24. ff. 234-257v: [Prologue:] Primi parentes generis humani per culpam primam…[f. 234v, Text:] Nupcie facte sunt in chana galilee et erat ibi ihesus cum maria matre eius. Chana interpretatur zelus…quam largitur immutabiliter et summus bonus deus conversatur et non peribit. Explicit liber iste.
Richard of St. Victor, Allegoriae in Evangelia. PL 175:751-767, 789-828 under Hugh of St. Victor, but here in quite different order, the manuscript ending with chapter 3, col. 810.
25. ff. 257v-260v: Hic incipit summa de penitencia abreviata per sanctum Augustinum, Notandum quod vii sunt criminalia peccata scilicet inanis gloria…[f. 260v:] Isti sunt excommunicandi sed non extra ecclesiam ponendi, Pro istis autem peccatis tenes extra ecclesiam penitentes…culpa parentum vii annorum est iii diebus//
Bloomfield, Virtues and Vices 3441, here ending defectively.
Parchment, ff. i (medieval parchment) + 260 (“7” skipped in foliation) + i (early modern paper); 222 × 162 (183 × 120) mm. 1-912 1014 11-1412 1514 16-1712 1816 1914 2012 2112(-10, 11, 12). Catchwords in yellow-tinted frames. 2 columns of 41 lines, ruled in lead, top and bottom 3 lines full across, triple lines between the columns, narrow double rule in the outer and lower margin. Written in a conservative littera textualis (numerous ampersands). Parted red and blue initials, 4-line, infilled with cross-hatching and void designs of leaves or grotesques, and with flourished extensions in both colors (e.g. ff. 198v, 214v, 234); secondary initials, 3- and 2-line, in alternating red and blue with flourishing of the other color through f. 133, thereafter initials only in blue with red flourishing; initials within the text touched in yellow; red and blue paragraph marks; nota bene marks in the hand of the scribe; rubrics usually in red, but sometimes underlined in yellow. Foliation, s. XV, in arabic numerals. On f. i verso: [list of contents, s. XVIin; altered, s. XVImed] Contenta: Beda de ymagine mundi, folio primo; Vita secundi philosophi, 17o; Transcripta testamentorum xii patriarcharum, fol. 19; Excerpta Bede de libris plinii de naturis rerum, 40o; Lucidarius id est questiones de theologia et missa, et cetera, 47; Liber de situ Britanie editus a magistro henrico Archidiacono huntyngdonensi, 101; Epistola eiusdem de serie britonum missa regi Henrico primo, 103; Ex valerio maximo et aliis compositum; Breviloquium de virtutibus antiquorum philosophorum, 112o. A fragment, France, s. XIIIin, of an expanded version of the commentary on Lucan’s Pharsalia, Bk. 6.321-409, by Arnulf of Orleans, once loose in HM 1345, now shelved separately as HM 47937. Bound, s. XVII, in English brown calf stamped in gold with Ley arms (Rietstap, vol. 4, pl. 58) on both covers; red sprinkled edges. Written in England in the early fourteenth century. Belonged to the historian Sir James Ley, first Earl of Marlborough (1550-1629). On f. i, the date, 1811, and the signature of John J. Conybeare (1779-1824), Oxford professor of Anglo-Saxon. Belonged to William Loscombe; sale of Clifton Wintringham Loscombe, Sotheby’s, 19 June 1854, n. 1155 to Upham for Bertram Ashburnham, 4th Earl of Ashburnham (1797-1878); in his “Appendix,” n. CXI, with that number in arabic numerals on a yellow circular label on the spine. The Ashburnham “Appendix” sold privately to Henry Yates Thompson (1838-1928) in May 1897; the manuscripts he did not wish to keep were sold at Sotheby’s, 1 May 1899, this manuscript lot 60 to Quaritch. Quaritch Cat. 193 (1899) n. 29. Acquired by Henry E. Huntington from A. S. W. Rosenbach in February 1926.
Secundo folio: sunt non
Bibliography: De Ricci, 107.
Abbreviations
Bloomfield, Virtues and Vices
M. W. Bloomfield et al., Incipits of Latin Works on the Virtues and Vices, 1100-1500 A.D. Mediaeval Academy of America Publications 88 (Cambridge Massachusetts 1979)
De Ricci
S. De Ricci, with the assistance of W. H. Wilson, Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada (New York 1935-37; index 1940)
Glorieux
P. Glorieux, Répertoire des maîtres en théologie de Paris au XIIIe siècle. Études de philosophie médiévale 17-18 (Paris 1933-34)
Goy
R. Goy, Die Überlieferung der Werke Hugos von St. Viktor. Monographien zur Geschichte des Mittelalters 14 (Stuttgart 1976)
PG
J. P. Migne, ed., Patrologia graeca
PL
J. P. Migne, ed., Patrologia latina
Rietstap
J. B. Rietstap, Armorial général (2nd ed. 1884-87; plates 1903-26 and Supplements 1926-51 by V. Rolland and H. Rolland)
RS
Rolls Series
Stegmüller
F. Stegmüller, vols. 9-11 with the assistance of N. Reinhardt, Repertorium biblicum medii aevi (Madrid 1950-80)
Ward, Cat. of Romances
H. L. D. Ward, vol. 3 by J. A. Herbert, Catalogue of Romances in the Department of Manuscripts in the British Museum (London 1883-1910)

C. W. Dutschke with the assistance of R. H. Rouse et al., Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library (San Marino, 1989). Copyright 1989.
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