RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
LevelFile
Alt Ref NoMS 144
Extentff. 2 + 305
TitleCOLLECTIONES TH. DE CIRENCESTRIA. GREGORII HOMILIAE.
Date12th century, 14th century
DescriptionLists of contents by Sancroft and others, besides an original one.

I
1. Gregorii Liber Pastoralis (lxxvii. 13) . . . . . f. 1
Inc. pref. b. Greg. in lib. past. ad quendam qui eum repre-
henderat cum sb' quia apostolatum subterfuerat (!).
Pastoralis cure - repellantur.
Ne uenire imperiti ad magisterium audeant. Nulla ars doceri
with rather full rubrics. Ends: manus leuet. Benedictus deus
deus meus qui adiuuisti me. et consolatus es me. Expl. lib.
past. s. Greg. pape.

2. Sermo in dedicatione ecclesie . . . . . 30
Egressus ihesus perambulabat ierico (Zacchaeus) ... et hic erat
princeps publicanorum. i. illorum qui publicana negotia
pedagia et huiusmodi gesserint, etc. Legitur in primo
libro regum cap. quinto quod excercitus israel cesus est a
philisteis
- quoniam cum sordidis pedibus paradisum non intrabis.

3. Capitula of Liber pastoralis . . . . . 32

4. Litigatio inter cor et oculum, written as prose . . . . . 32b
Cor sic affatur oculum. Te peccati principium
- nam cordi causam imputat. occasionem oculo.
Wright, Poems of W. Mapes, p. 93, ll. 9-end. He mentions
this copy.
Followed by paragraphs:
O homo respice mentali oculo
Ad ipsum recurramus quod ipse est pater
Distinctions on Deadly sins . . . . . 33

5. De missa. Sciendum est quod celestinus papa psalmos ad
introitum misse cantari instituit . . . . . 33
- ex hiis omnibus Greg. papa missam ordinare dicitur ut hodie
per ecclesiam canitur.

6. Inc. prophecia merlini siluestris . . . . . 33b
Hec prophecia Merlini siluestris eadwardo anglorum regi sancto
huius nominis tercio reuelata fuit per spiritum sub testimonio
duorum sanctorum sicut rubeum draconem albus expelleret
With interlinear glosses.
- non pacietur illi irrogare iniuriam qui pacificato regno
occidet.
It consists of two prophecies written without break: they are
separately described by Ward, Cat. Rom. I. 293-295,
articles 3 and 4.
34b blank.

7. Inc. summa mag. Ricardi cancellarii Cantebrug'. Qui bene
presunt . . . . . 35
Qui bene presunt presbiteri dupplici honore digni
- nullus est finis Hic ergo erit consummatus.

8. Inc. lib. de conflictu uiciorum atque uirtutum b. leonis [pape]
(cxliii. 559) . . . . . 79
Apostolica uox clamat - et aliis tradere debes. Expl. lib. ...
leonis pape.

9. Another hand: Inc. claustrum anime par(isiensis ?) . . . . . 83b
Ortus conclusus soror mea. Istud ad uniuersalem ecclesiam
(Headline: Aug. de claustro anime). - officium ianitoris.
Expl. tract. de cl. an.

10. (Innocencius) de miseria humane conditionis (ccxvii. 701) . . . . . 91b
Domino fratri kariss. portuensi ep. lotharius. ...
Quare de uulua - ignis ardens in sec. sec.

11. Inc. sermo b. Aug. ep. de decem legis preceptis et totidem plagis
egypti . . . . . 103
Non est sine causa (xxxix. 783). Headline in large red and
blue caps.
Followed by a note in another hand: Tria ergo prima precepta
secundum pap. in decalogo ad dei dilectionem pertinere
noscuntur, etc. . . . . . 104
104b blank.

12. Inc. Epistola Aur. Aug. ep. de functis ! (definitiones) recte fidei
et ecclesiasticis dogmatibus (xlii. 1213) . . . . . 105
Quod trinitas in unitatis natura - in moribus inueniri. Expl.
[Anonymous annotation for MS 230 no. 12, but evidently meant for
the present MS: the correct incipit is not 'Quod ... natura', which
is the beginning of the capitula, but: Credimus unum deum]

13. Inc. moralitas Job. (Peter of Blois' compendium in Job without
the prologue, ccvii. 240) . . . . . 108b
Uir erat in terra hus ... et quia timor dei in causa est quare
declinemus a malo - que non transit. Quam nobis et
uobis prestare dignetur ...... regnat in sec. sec. Amen.

14. Inc. certa relatio de situ ierusalem . . . . . 117
Introitus ciuitatis ierusalem est ad occidentem - ubi sunt
montes Gelboe, etc. 120 blank.

15. A small and earlier hand. Summa Raymundi abbreuiata . . . . . 121
Distinguitur hec summa de penitencia in tres particulas.
Capitula follow. Text. De Symonia. Symonia inter crimina
eccl(es)iastica
Lib. II. 127, III. 131, ends: quam confessoris. hie finem
faciamus.

16. f. 138 is inserted; a half-leaf from a well-written xiii(th) cent. MS.
Inc. diuersi tractatus de penitentia in unum redacti sec. Mag.
Robertum groseteste. In principio huius libri admonet
The text of it is continued on col. 2 of f. 139, ending: in quad-
ruplum restitue et xx diei pen'. Expl. diuersitates penitentie.
140b blank.

17. Inc. summa de matrimonio (Lib. IV. of Raymund) . . . . . 141
Quoniam frequenter in foro penitentiali - corigat et emendet.

18. Inc. Lib. IIII(us) de sponsalibus et matrimoniis. (Called more
correctly in the Table Casus quarti Libri Decretalium) . . . . . 150
De francia casus. quidam iuuenis de francia duxit in uxorem
quandam nobilem mulierem de sansonia (saxonia).
Ends 160b: hie sufficit pro utroque capitulo. (Last section
headed: Super illa.)
161-163 blank, except for scribbles, pencil notes and inscription
of T. de Cirencestria (see Custodial History).

II.
19. The hand is very like that of Christ Church, Canterbury. The
initials are very gaily coloured: a bright red and green are
most conspicuous. It closely resembles MS 147, part I, which is
from Lesnes.
Rubric in capitals. Inc. prima pars libri Ezechielis prophete . . . . . 164
Et factum est in tricesimo (gay initial and yellow capitals)
- domui israel.
Dilectissimo fratri mariniano - auidius redeatur . . . . . 165b
Inc. omelie b. Greg. pape, urbis Rome, super primam partem
Ezechielis prophete (lxxvi. 785).
Dei omnipotentis aspiratione. Very bright initial with yellow
ground: yellow capitals . . . . . 166
Each homily has a notable initial. Specially gay or eccentric
are those to Hom. V. f. 183, XII. 240. Lib. II. 248, II. ii. 256,
viii. 294, ix. 300b, x. 308 (300). Ends 314 (306)b: Sit
itaque gloria omnip. d. n. I. C. qui per omnia sec. sec. Amen.
AccessConditionsFor preservation reasons, this manuscript should normally be consulted on microfilm unless special permission to view the original is obtained in advance.
FindingAidsCatalogue description based on M. R. James, 'A Descriptive Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of Lambeth Palace: The Mediaeval Manuscripts' (Cambridge, 1932)
Also referred to in 'Lambeth Palace Library and its Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts; Exhibition mounted for the biennial conference of the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists 3 August 2007', ed. David Ganz and Jane Roberts with Richard Palmer (printed for the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists by Taderon Press, London, 2007)
See also Teresa Lane, ‘Canterbury manuscripts in Lambeth Palace Library’, available at: http://www.lambethpalacelibrary.org/files/canterbury_mss.pdf
PhysicalDescriptionVellum, 11 7/8 x 8 1/4, two volumes: I, cent. xiv, double columns of 48 lines. II, cent. xii, 35 lines, in a Canterbury hand.
Calf binding, pr. 3s.
Collation: a(2) 1(12) 2(12) 3(10) 4(12)-8(12) 9(8) 10(10) 11(8) | 12(6) 13(12) 14(10) 15(12) || 16(2) 17(8)-32(8) (1 mut.) 33(8) 34(8) (wants 8).
Foliation very incorrect.
CustodialHistoryVolume I is from St Augustine's, Canterbury, no. 1557 in the Catalogue Anc. Lib. p. 376. Collecciones Thome de Cicestria: a fairly full list of contents is given, ending: Excerpta de moralibus libri Job. Summa Reymondi abreuiata. Casus 4(ti) libri decretalium.
On ii a is an old list of contents headed 'de libris contentis in hoc uolumine' and Di. VIII. Gradu v°. Collectiones Thome de Cirencestria. Liber S. Aug. Cant.
Also on 162b in a rather rough round hand:
Liber Thome Cyrrencestrie quem dedit ecclesie S. Aug. Cant. pro animabus patris et matris sui et omnium fidelium defunctorum.
There are also verses (4) on ii a and a modern list of contents.
At top of ii b a note on Daniel, and Sancroft's list of contents.
Vol. II is probably from Lesnes Abbey.

Sheldon catalogue (Lambeth Palace Library LR/F/5, LR/F/6, MS 1047) shelfmarks:
ff. i, ii, 1-163: T. 11
ff. 164-314: Q. 5
Former Cambridge shelfmarks (see published catalogue by M. R. James and Concordance IV in N. R. Ker, 'Archbishop Sancroft's Rearrangement of the Manuscripts of Lambeth Palace', in E. G. W. Bill, 'A Catalogue of Manuscripts in Lambeth Palace Library MSS. 1222-1860', Oxford, 1972):
ff. i, ii, 1-163: I. [eta]. 10
ff. 164-314: part of E. [zeta]. 17
Later shelfmarks:
ff. i, ii, 1-163: fol. 59
ff. 164-314: part of fol. 181
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RelatedMaterialMS 147 (see volume II in the Description field).
PublnNoteSee Description field.
M. Budny, "Insular, Anglo-Saxon and early Anglo-Norman manuscript art at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge..." 2 vols. (1997). [Lambeth Palace Library Z921.C2C6]
Richard Gameson, "The manuscripts of early Norman England (c. 1066-1130). [Inventory of MSS] [Lambeth Palace Library Z6620.G7G2 [R]]

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