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FLORILEGIUM
England, s. XIIIin
1. ff. 1-3v [contemporary flyleaves, included in the foliation; ff. 1-2 are a bifolium from a missal, England, s. XII2, here bound reversed]: [f. 1r-v, canon of the mass:] //fides cognita est…offerimus preclare maiestati tue de tuis donis ac datis//; [f. 2r-v, prefaces, noted with neumes on 4-line staves with C or F clef indicated:] //celestis exercitus, ymnum glorie tue canimus…Celi celorumque virtutes ac beata seraphim socia exultacione//; [f. 3, title:] Liber scintillarum, meditaciones beati Bernardi Et de trinitate cum multis aliis; [added later:] excepciones biblie; [f. 3v, contents of the Liber Scintillarum, s. XIII/XIV:] De caritate, De Paciencia…De personarum acceptis, De itinere; [f. 3v, contents of the volume, s. XV:] Libri contenti in hoc volumine videlicet Liber scintillarum vii cum versibus, Excepciones biblie, tractatus de verbis defectivis, De trasgressione [sic] ade, Beda de trinitate, Tractatus de sequentia sancti Michelis, De miseria humane condicionis, Pater noster expositus, Sermones qui sicut incipiunt Vide iacob scalam, Meditaciones bernardi. 2. ff. 4-54v: [Defensor of Ligugé] Liber scintillarum primus. De caritate incipit, Dominus dicit in evangelio Maiorem caritatem nemo habet…et multi sunt qui intrant per eam. Liber scintillarum explicit. [followed by an erasure of 2 lines; f. 55r-v, well washed material of undetermined date, illegible under ultraviolet light]
H. M. Rochais, ed., Defensoris Liber Scintillarum. CC 117 (1957) 1-308. Here in 7 books of 58 chapters in all. Additional extracts from the Fathers added in the outer margins in the fourteenth century by 2 hands; those on f. 6 added over an erased note; book numbers and occasionally topics added as running headlines. A list of 285 surviving manuscripts given by H. M. Rochais, “Les Manuscrits du ‘Liber Scintillarum’,” Scriptorium 4 (1950) 294-309; this manuscript not included.
3. f. 56: Infans vagit, ovis balat, rugire leones…est hominumque loqui quod dico prevalet omni. [12 verses on the voices of animals]; Excaturizat aves, pisces eventerat ille/ Ustulat hic porcos, excoriatque boves; Fons scaturit, vinum [?] scatet, pullos scaturizat/hustullat porcos excoriatque boves [the last 2 verses added in an anglicana script, s. XIII/XIV]. 4. ff. 56v-60: [Poem on old age] Magne [sic] fuit quondam capitis reverentia cani…Et fugiunt freno non remorante dies/ Cernis ut ignavum corrumpunt ocia corpus. [ff. 60v-61, previous text washed; f. 61v, blank]
Anonymous poem in ca. 200 lines of elegiac couplets.
5. ff. 62-81: Incipiunt exceptiones de libro Genesis. Quid sit annalis historia, Annalis historia est rei facte per annum complete commemoratio. Kalendaria historia est alicuius insignis rei…[chapter 2:] Quid sit febris effimera,…[chapter 3:] Quid sit allegoria,…[chapter 4:] Unde dicuntur elementa,…[chapter 5:] Sentencia platonis aristotilis Epicuri Moysi,…[last chapter: Quod petrus et paulus uno eodem die sint passi,…:] Petrus vero crucifixus est in vaticano vico scilicet qui est extra civitatem ubi fiebant dolia. Explicit actus apostolorum.
Definitions, descriptions and exegesis on the Old and New Testaments, with emphasis on the latter; occasional citations from the Fathers and Zacharias.
6. f. 81: Ex dictis egregii pape gregorii, Tribus moris culpa perpetratur, Suggestione, Delectatione, Consensu…, Item Gregorius, Quattuor moris peccatum perpetratur in corde… 7. ff. 81v-83v: Incipit de verbis defectivis, Plurima deficiunt vario cum tempore verba/ Deficiunt alia plurima per genera…Que bene verba tenet versificalis apex. [6 verses; Walther, Initia 14194]; Versus de verbis defectivis, Cedo, sodes, faxo, cepi, sis, infit et inquit/ Nolo, facello, volo, queso, capello, fero…Designata tunc dulciter ista placunt. [6 verses]; Tractatus de verbis defectivis, Sunt verba defectiva ut donacius ait, Alia per modos ut cedo…Super piget redet inflectuntur. Explicit. 8. ff. 84-87: [Hildebert of Le Mans] De transgressione ade triformi, Vicit adam veterem gula, gloria vana, cupido…Nox aurora dies umbra figura deus. Explicit.
Hildebert of Le Mans, 69 short verse pieces generally in the order listed by P. Von Moos, Hildebert von Lavardin, 1056-1133. Pariser Historische Studien 3 (Stuttgart 1965) 373-74: reversed are his nn. 3-4, 22-23, 35-36; n. 65 is omitted; the last 2, not on his list, are Walther, Initia 15912 and 11581.
9. ff. 87v-90: Beda de trinitate, Omnipotens deus pater et filius et spiritus sanctus, unus atque trinus. Unus videlicet in natura…Vigilare dei est in defensionem electorum suorum et ultionem inimicorum se manifestum demonstrare. Explicit.
Eucher of Lyons, extract from De formulis spiritualis intelligentiae, printed in PL 42:1199-1206 as Ps. Augustine, De essentia divinitatis, pt. I.
10. ff. 90-95: Tractatus de sequencia Sancti Michaelis, Nota hoc nomen canticum nec stricte nec large accepi…Idem est ergo alleluia quod laudate universalem id est dominum. Explicit. 11. ff. 95-97v: [Brief exegetical texts with rubrics as follow:] De septem hostibus, Septem sunt hostes de quibus in deuteronomio dicit, per unam viam venient…; De triplici modo compassione, Triplex est compassionis modus…; De Sunamite et helyseo, Dixit sunamitis viro suo de heliseo…; Ubi antichristus nascetur, Nascetur antichristus in babilone de tribu Danielis iuxta quod Iacobus ait…; De tribus missis in natali domini, Tres misse que in natale domini celebrantur…; De pascha, In diebus hiis est pascha dei id est transitus quando transivit de hoc mundo ad patrem…[f. 97, blank; f. 97v:] De mendacio, Perdes omnes qui loquuntur mendacium…; De perfectione vite, Tria sunt que ducunt hominem ad vite perfectionem, Cordis contritio… 12. ff. 97v-109v: Incipit liber de miseria humane conditionis editus a lothario diacono cardinali sanctorum Sergii et Bachi qui postea Innocentius iiius appellatus est, [Prologue:] Domino patri Karissimo petro portuensi episcopo Lotharius…Modicum ocii quod inter multas angustias…, [Text:] Quare de vulva…terrores, fames, sitis, frigus, cauma, sulphur et ignis ardens in secula seculorum. Explicit liber Domini pape Innocentii iii de Contemptu Mundi.
M. Maccarone, ed., Lotharii Cardinalis (Innocentii III) De Miseria Humane Conditionis. Thesaurus Mundi (Lugano 1955); see also R. E. Lewis, ed., Lotario dei Segni (Pope Innocent III) De Miseria Condicionis Humane. The Chaucer Library (Athens, Georgia 1978), with list of manuscripts, HM 36337 not included.
13. ff. 110-112: Pater noster, hec est oratio dominica ceteris oracionibus omnibus et instituentis auctoritate sublimior et utilitate petitionum fecundior…ad illas delicias dilectores suos nos assumat summe bonus ihesus christus qui est benedictus in secula Amen. 14. ff. 112-165v: Septem scale quibus ascenduntur regna celorum prima castitas…[f. 163:] Preceptum obediencia obedienciam signa comitantur. Explicit; [f. 163v, in the upper margin, Additiones ut supra:] Beda in omelis illa, Si diligitis me mandata mea servate et cetera, Quinquagesima die post occisionem agni data est lex…[followed by 11 other sermons; f. 165:] Sepe in evangelio causa designatur nomine sui effectus…Omnia michi ex patre nota in quibus electorum salus consistit per me scietis. [f. 166, blank]
Exegetical passages on texts from the gospels; frequent use of texts of the Fathers and occasional distinctions in the margins in schematic form.
15. f. 166v: [Charm to staunch blood] Pur seink estanger, Iesu crist notre seignur el flum Iordan entra/ Cent cinquaunte veines de euue i truva/ Cent cinquaunte veines chescun home a/ estaunche saunc par tutes les vertuz ke damnedeus a. [f. 167, blank] 16. f. 167v: Table of roman numerals and their Latin names, one to one million. [ff. 168-169v, previous text washed; notes in lead point on f. 169v]
Parchment, ff. 169 (of which 1-3 are medieval flyleaves; previous text washed from ff. 55r-v, 60v-61, 168-169); 163 × 120 (117 × 78, 107 × 89, etc.) mm. 12(+3, added as a flyleaf) 2-78 84(through f. 55) 910(-7, 8) 10-138 142(ff. 96-97) 15-238. Quires 17-22 signed b-g in lower inner corner of the first recto. Art. 2 in 25 long lines; the other texts in 2 columns of 34-35 lines; both written on the top line; ruled in crayon and lead point; pricking visible. Written by 2 people; i, art. 2, in a spiky littera textualis; ii, ff. 62-165v, in a small spiky littera textualis. Art. 2, 3- to 2-line initials up to f. 25v (thereafter uncompleted) and rubrics in orange-tinged red; in the other texts, 3- to 2-line initials, placed outside the written space, in red, dark green or light blue. Running headlines added to art. 2, s. XIVin. Invocations to the Trinity and the Holy Spirit in upper margins, ff. 84, 98, 122, 130. Bound in contemporary (?) calf (varnished later) over oak boards; evidence of a fore edge strap closing to pin on back cover; tabs to mark texts on lower edge of ff. 81, 97, 112; pastedowns removed; spine crudely strengthened with a piece of brown leather (the same repair on the binding of HM 28174, also a Tollemache book). Written in England in the first third of the thirteenth century. Cloth label on spine: “MS 8.” Belonged to the Tollemache Library, Helmingham Hall: n. 24 in the old Helmingham catalogue; label on inside of front cover: “L.J.II.6” altered to “L.H.II.28” and “24” in pencil. For a brief history of this library, see the Sotheby catalogue, 14 June 1965, iii-viii. Acquired by the Huntington Library from Alan G. Thomas, Catalogue 28 (1972) n. 4.
Secundo folio: [f. 5] Qui diligit me
Bibliography: Schenkl 4705. Chronica, 7-8.
Abbreviations
CC
Corpus christianorum
Chronica
J. Preston, “Medieval Manuscripts at the Huntington: Supplement to De Ricci’s Census,” Chronica: a Newsletter Published by the Medieval Association of the Pacific 21 (1977) 2-9
PL
J. P. Migne, ed., Patrologia latina
Schenkl
H. Schenkl, Bibliotheca patrum latinorum britannica (Vienna 1891-1908; repr. Hildesheim and New York 1969)
Walther, Initia
H. Walther, Initia carminum ac versuum medii aevi posterioris latinorum. Carmina medii aevi posterioris latina 1 (Göttingen 1959)

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.
Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, San Marino, California.
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