RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
LevelFile
Alt Ref NoMS 203
Extentff. 194
TitleAUGUSTINI CONFESSIONES. FLORES GREGORII.
Date12th century, 14th century
DescriptionContents by Sancroft.

I.
1. Table to the Confessiones; of cent. xiv., beginning imperfectly
in the letter F., ending f. 4b . . . . . f. 1
ff. 5, 6 blank but for a short note by Grandison on 6b.

2. At top: Damus ecclesie nostre Exon: quia multum laborauimus
in corigendo parisius. Manu J. Ex. . . . . . 7
Rubrics have been added, no doubt at Grandison's order, but
not in his hand.
Prol. S. Augustini in libros confessionum. sumptus ex libro
retractationum . . . . . 7
Confessionum mearum - Magnus es domine. Expl. prol.
Inc. liber primus. Magnus es domine . . . . . 7
There are two handsome initials on this page. Grandison has
added chapter-numbers and headlines and some marginal
corrections and notes throughout.
Lib. II. f. 14, III. 18 (after this point the vellum is pretty
sound), IV. 23b, V. 30b, VI. 37, VII. 45, VIII. 53, IX. 60b,
X. 68, XI. 81, XII. 88b, XIII. 96.
Ending 106a: sic aperietur. Amen (thrice).
Expl. tredecimus confessionum liber Aurelii Aug. ep.
Grandison adds: Expliciunt. Hucusque ego J. de Grandissono
correxi et non vltra; secundum librum hugonis de sancto
victore; ab eo ut dicebatur correctum; dum studerem
parisius. Anno do(i) m°. ccc°. xiiij°. quando templarii com-
busti sunt proximo anno post concilium viennense.

3. Inc. pastorale b. Anibrosii de bonis et malis episcopis, cum
exposicione regule apostoli ad tymotheum (xvi. 1188 [annotation: xvii. 567]) . . . . . 106b
Si quis fratres oraculum
Rubric later: headlines, etc., by Grandison.
- dare promisisti perpetua. Amen.

4. Lugubris deploracio b. Ambrosii super excessu mortis b. Satyri
coepiscopi (xvi. 1286) . . . . . 110
Deduximus fr. dilectiss. hostiam meam (corr. to: mundam).
Grandison writes at top: Expl. pastorale b. Ambr. Sequitur
deploracio eiusdem de morte S. ep. Satyri.
At top of 110b he writes: Aut error est scriptoris; vel diffi-
cultas dictantis; aut ignorancia legentis; Ego (J. ex.
above) inscius non bene intelligo.
Ends 118a: quem species corporis denegaret. Grandison adds:
Deficit.

5. Ex Synonomis b. ysidori hyspalensis ep. manu J. de g. . . . . . 118b
Transierunt ecce omnia seculi huius
- iusto dei iudicio iudicaris.
At top on L.: Ego J. de G. scripsi hec dum studerem parisius.
The page is in a very good hand.
f. 119 blank.

II.
6. A table of cent. xiv early. Headed by Grandison
Ista tabula seruit operi sequenti quod vocatur Flores Gregorii
super libros moralium. xxxv. libri . . . . . 120
123b blank.

7. Title by Grandison: Flores Gregorii extracti de xxxv libris
moralium suorum super Job . . . . . 124
Gregorius I° moral. c°. j°. A. Neque enim ualde laudabile est
bonum esse cum bonis
- bona esse nequaquam prosunt, etc.
(Grandison) Expl. flores xxxv moralium b. Greg.
The excerpts are given in the order of the books.

8. Title by Grandison: Epistola ven. patris domini Roberti
Grosseteste (quondam) Lincoln. Ep. Missa quibusdam
Cardinalibus amicis suis. Above: corrupte nimis scripte . . . . . 193b
Side-note:
Contra prouisiones apostolicas.
[Salutem] Nouit discrecio uestra quod mandatis apos-
tolicis affeccione filiali (Ep. 128 ed. Luard, Rolls,
p. 432)
- et non pater d. n. I. C. qui est in celis.
Cum hec epistola ad noticiam papalem . . . . . 194
- tumultum in papam excitare.
Episcopus Lync. Robertus egritudinis lecto detentus
- feliciter migrauit a corpore (194b).
FindingAidsCatalogue description based on M. R. James, 'A Descriptive Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of Lambeth Palace: The Mediaeval Manuscripts' (Cambridge, 1932)
PhysicalDescriptionVellum, 11 x 7 1/8, two volumes: I, cent. xii, in a good regular rather pointed hand, 31 lines to page. II, cent. xiv, in a less set hand, more approaching the charter type, 27 lines to page. The early leaves have suffered from damp.
Calf binding, pr. 2s.
Collation: a (six left: 1, 2 (?) gone) 1(8)-14(8) || 15 (five: perhaps 3 leaves cut out after 3) 16(10) 17(12)-19(12) 20(8) 21(8) 22(10) (wants 10).
CustodialHistoryFrom Exeter Cathedral, to which it was given by Bp. John de Grandison.
It occurs in the catalogue printed by Oliver, Lives of the Bishops of Exeter, p. 368. (Quartus descus.) Confessio Aug. 2 fo. Summe.
Grandison has written several interesting notes in it, which will be given in their places (see Description field).

Sheldon catalogue (Lambeth Palace Library LR/F/5, LR/F/6, MS 1047) shelfmark: J. 21
Former Cambridge shelfmark: L. [eta]. 18 (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).
Later shelfmark: quarto 68
CopiesMicrofilm: Lambeth Palace Library MS Film 1382

Available from World Microfilms Publications:
"Lambeth Palace Library: The Mediaeval Manuscripts" Section VIII. Patristics. Reel 9 (with MSS. 204, 214 & 215)
PublnNoteSee Description field.
Linda Olson, "Reading Augustine's Confessiones in fourteenth century England: John de Grandisson's fashioning of text and self'" (Offprint from Traditio: Studies in Ancient, Medieval History, Thought and Religion Vol. 52 1997) [Lambeth Palace Library Z664.L2 6.30]

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