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ROSARIUM
England, s. XV1
1. ff. 1-151v: [Rosarium, first leaf missing] //unde augustinus super Iohannem omelia finali Petrus apostolus…, Abstinencia duplex est scilicet corporalis et spiritualis. Abstinencia corporalis est ordinata gubernacio corporum in victu et vestitu…, Abusiones 12 sunt per augustinum, prima sapiens sine operibus bonis…, Acceptio personarum est iniusticia qua prefertur persona per se propter causam indebitam…Accidia…Accusacio…Addicio…Ymago triplex est scilicet equalitatis imitacionis et representacionis…Ypocrisis est exterior similacio sanctitatis…Zelus duplex est scilicet bonus et malus. Bonus zelus aliquando sumitur pro sponsali dilectione…et Iacobus 3o ubi enim est zelus et contencio ibi inconstancia et omne opus pravum et cetera. [rubric erased]
Stegmüller 10080. The anonymous late fourteenth century Lollard collection of extracts known as the Rosarium, here containing 303 entries but missing 2 (?) at the beginning and at least 1 on the leaf torn out after f. 63 (between the entries for Labor and Lex); this manuscript belongs to the third and shortest version. See A. Hudson, “A Lollard Compilation and the Dissemination of Wycliffite Thought,” Journal of Theological Studies 23 (1972) 65-81, listing 14 manuscripts of this version, and, by the same author, “A Lollard Compilation in England and Bohemia,” ibid. 25 (1974) 129-40 with 2 more manuscripts of this version; HM 37539 not recorded. See also C. von Nolcken, ed., The Middle English Translation of the Rosarium theologie, a selection. Middle English Texts 10 (Heidelberg 1979).
2. ff. 152-154 [added in a contemporary hand, possibly that of the scribe of the main text] Gloriam propriam querit…[brief gloss on John 7, 18]; a series of biblical passages supporting the articles of the Creed; Sex sunt note in quibus totus cantus disponitur, scilicet ut re mi fa sol la. Ut prima petri 2o, Ut abstineatis vos a carnali et spirituali desiderio illicito; Re Iacobi 4o, Re sistite diabolo et fugiet a vobis…Et si quis has notas transgreditur deo discordat; Genesis ex le nu deu Iosue iudicumque…[Walther, Initia 7140; mnemonic verses in syllables for the order of the books of the Bible, the numbers of the chapters written above the name of each book]; a short outline of biblical passages to be read throughout the periods of the liturgical year with a note on their relationship to the year; Confortat stimulat arcet…[12 verbs, each with a biblical reference suprascript, e.g., on the 3 above: Luc. 22, Reg. 19, Tob. 8]; [G]allus habet 7 proprietates. Prima est antequam cantat verberat se alis suis…[paragraph with moralization on the “gallus” to mankind]; Marchus romanis sed iohannis asianis/ Lucas achaiis matheus scribit ebreis [Walther, Initia 10679, in a second hand]; Sectus ysaias lapidatus et ieremias…[Walther, Initia 17447, in the second hand]; Barnardus, multiplica prebendas, labora ad archidiaconatum aspr<damaged> ad episcopatum gradatim ascendes sed in puncto ad inferna descend<damaged> [in the first hand]; Cur homo torquetur: ut ei meritum cummuletur…ne fastus ei dominetur…[Walther, Initia 3927, in a third hand, written in distinctio form, each line followed by the revelant biblical source]; Iob probat inclinat paulum sese manifestat/ In ceco purgat maria punit herodem [Walther, Initia 9864, in the third hand]; under the heading De hereditate sacerdocium, a list of biblical sources in a fourth hand. 3. f. 154: [Historical verses in the fourth hand:] Mens caro conardus cui lex improperabit/ princeps edwardus caroli sedem vacavit; Christi millenis ter c decies quarter annis/ ffrancorum venus rubet equorum luce Iohannis/ De quo gaudere potest anglia Francia flere [also in HM 28174, f. 143v]; Ter c M decies sex unus et ille/ luce tua maure vehemens fuit impetus aure [also in HM 28174, f. 143v, referring to a great wind on 15 February 1361]; Schrevesbery, Anno domini millesimo ccccmo tercio fuit bellum apud Schrevesbery [note on the battle of Shrewsbury, 1403, in the second (?) hand].
Parchment, ff. ii (paper) + ii (modern parchment) + 154 + ii (paper); 186 × 123 (139 × 90) mm. 18(-1) 28 3-610 78 88(-1 torn out after f. 63 with loss of text) 9-138 14-1610 178 186. Catchwords enclosed in ink frames; quires signed in arabic numerals on the last leaf verso; quires and leaves signed in letters and roman numerals in the normal position. 36 long lines ruled in lead; pricking in the outer margin, with 2 holes for the last line. Main text written by one person in an English book hand influenced by anglicana; additions (arts. 2 and 3) in several other hands. First initial of each alphabetical section, 4-line, in parted red and blue with red flourishing; secondary initials, 3-line, in blue with red flourishing, sometimes including a face or grotesque (e.g. ff. 19v, 23v, 56v, 65v); alternating red and blue paragraph marks. Occasional marginalia with additional texts, often trimmed by the binder; verses on f. 10v, added to the section Antichristus, Cum fuerint anni complete [sic] mille ducenti…[Walther, Initia 3617]; on f. 22v, added to the section Columbe, Grana legit volitat sociata cadavera vitat…[Walther, Initia 7291].Bound, s. XVIII, in Dutch (?) calf with gilt tooled panels on the spine and the title “Concordanti [sic] Bibliorum”; covers blind tooled with border and corner fleurons; red morocco label pasted on the spine, “333.” Written in England in the first half of the fifteenth century. Among the erased pen trials on f. 154, s. XV, “Ric[ardus?] pruton.” Belonged to the Lincolnshire antiquary Maurice Johnson (1688-1755) of Ascough Hall. According to a long note in his hand, f. ii r-v, it was given to him by “Mr Ferrour de Sancto Botulpho” in 1728, and it was n. XCIX in the catalogue of Ascough Hall Library. The note also explains that the small painted medallion of Moses on f. iii was copied by Johnson’s son from a drawing by Dr. William Stukeley (1687-1765) of a medal in the latter’s collection. On the front pastedown, Johnson’s armorial bookplate, engraved by George Vertue, and a pencilled shelfmark “Crassus.E.16.” Acquired by the Huntington Library from Alan Thomas (London) 1973.
Secundo folio: [now f. 1] unde augustinus
Bibliography: Chronica, 8.
Abbreviations
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
Stegmüller
F. Stegmüller, vols. 9-11 with the assistance of N. Reinhardt, Repertorium biblicum medii aevi (Madrid 1950-80)
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.
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