RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
LevelFile
Alt Ref NoMS 345
Extentff. 10 + 237
TitleGREGORII QUAEDAM ETC.
Date12th century-15th century
DescriptionContents by Sancroft.
f. i is blank: on ii a are some scribbles: Glaketon, and notes
from Brito. Also faint old pencil writing.
On ii b (xv) a series of references to incidents in Gregory's
Dialogues, with folio numbers at the side.

I.
1. Inc. tabula super quatuor libros gracie diuine . . . . . f. 1
In primo libro subscripta continentur
De ortu peregrini
De descripcione Jerusalem etc.
Ending: de morte que est via et finis humane peregrinacionis.
Expl.
It is a table to De Deguileville's Pèlerinage de la vie humaine.

2. Four letters (xv) very wordy, to the Rector (?) of Hadley from
a student at the University who is a preacher . . . . . 2
a) Reuerencias debitas et honores et florenti venerabili decore.
vernalibus gaudiis iocundari dum tellus yemali ffugato dis-
crimine etc. etc.
- claris luminibus carceri studeorum mancipatus intueor.
velud raptus in extasi mentis mee quasi ymaginaria
visione transuectus in spiritu menia delicata prospicio
hadeley urbis vestre. He dreamt of his correspondent,
but cannot hope to see him yet.
... Videbo dominacionem vestram vel in festo S. Joh. Baptiste
uel in festo natiuitatis virginis gloriose. No other local details
occur.

b) Domine mi reuerende dum disputacionibus variis leccioni-
busque diuersis discursibus deuiis exequiisque plurimus vaca-
bundus etc. Has no time to write: solum intencionem meam
vestre dominacioni comenda(n)s refero vobis me

c) Reuerencias omnimodas et honores. (Writes in a time of
public disturbance.) Et me vestram dominacionem in nativ.
virg. gloriose visitasse decreueram set in stamfordie partibus
tunc temporis moram torquens ducis mei de bello monte ex
eiusdem mandatis presenciam exspectaui et ita vsque ad
nundinas de sterisbrigge (Sturbridge) in stampfordie partibus
coactus exspectaui. loquebar Regi de vobis stampfordie in
anniuersario sue matris qui summo benignitatis affectu sicut
semper vestri memoriam recolegit. affirmans se dominum in
fiturum. Jam iterem predicabo coram eo in festo S. edwardi
lundoniis sed oportunitatem sue sacralis presencie omnino
diffido propter concursum multiplicem dominorum. If he
can see the king he will perform his promise: will visit the
correspondent when he goes to London, but is uncertain of
the date. In any case he is most devoted etc.

d) Regrets and good wishes. The only sentence of local import
is at the end: ulterius si uestre reuerendie(-cie) com-
placeret libenter in vestra presencia in die ascens. domini vel
in vigilia eiusdem festi apud hadley predicarem.

3. Table (xv) on Gregory's Homilies . . . . . 3
8b blank.

II.
4. Gregorii Homiliae. The main original hand (lxxvi. 1075) . . . . . 9
Pref. in libro b. gregorii pape xl. omeliarum ad secundinum ep.
A pretty initial in red and blue.
Reuerentissimo - certiores fiant.
List of Homilies and texts.
Text begins 9b: Dominus ac redemptor
- mentibus loquatur. Qui uiuit etc.
Liber omeliarum xl numero b. greg. pape feliciter expl. Amen.

5. A series of sermons without rubrics . . . . . 81
Dicit ap. paulus non est potestas
Fundamenta eius
Salomon edififauit (!) domum domini
Audi Israel mandata uite
Popule meus quid feci
Si quis diligit me sermones meos
Discite (!) pusillanimes
Postquam impleti sunt dies
Burtheus (!) ieronimus ait. Tam stulti sunt homines qui amant
escam . . . . . 90b
(Various dicta.)
Dominus dicit in euang. Maiorem caritatem
Dominus dicit in euang. Beati pacifici
Dominus dicit in euang. Qui diligit me mandatum
Scitis nos oportet timere tres causas f. k. per quas totus mun-
dus perit . . . . . 92b
Dominus dicit in euang. Fratres mei amici mei uenite ad
regnum patris mei
O f. k. quam tremendus est dies in quo d. n. I. C.
One line: Male celebrat Sabbatum qui uacat ab operibus bonis . . . . . 93b
In lect. apostolica que uobis ante recitatum est f. k. ... Funda-
mentum aliud . . . . . 93b
F. k. spiritus sanctus per prophetam sacerdotes et leuitas
Hoc preceptum uobis est salutare . . . . 95
f. 96 is oddly mended with a patch of another MS upside
down.
Ends 96b: nec habet misterium. Expl.

III. 97 blank except for old title.
6. Registrum b. Gregorii. (Excerpts.) . . . . 98
Inc. Capitula in Registro B. Gregorii pape. Lib. I.
I Exhorret onus regiminis impositi etc.
Lib. I. has 8 capp., II. 7, III. 21, IV. 9, V. 24, VI. 11, VII. 22,
VIII. 11, IX. 19, X. 31, XI. 4, XII. 11, XIII. 12.
102b, 103 blank.
Text. Heading in red capitals.
Gr. Iohanni Constantinopolitano Eulogio Alexandrine Gregorio
Antiocheno Ioh. Ierosolimitano et Anastasio expatriarche a
paribus
Consideranti michi quod nuper meritis
Inc. exceptiones ex lib. II° epistolarum b. Gr. . . . . 107
The other books have like rubrics. Lib. III. 122, IV. 133,
V. 137, VI. 156, VII. 160b, VIII. 174b, IX. 180, X. 193b,
XI. 211, XII. 213b, XIII. 218b.
ending with Rescript to Augustine: moribus seruare concedat.
Amen.
Data kal. Nouenbris indict. duodecima.
Ex decreto b. Gr. pape . . . . 225b
Episcopus missam celebrare debet in ordinatione presbiteri
- iuxta constitutum sanctorum ccc. x. et viii. patrum.
Ex decr. Urbani pape. II. cap. Due inquit leges sunt una
publica altera priuata . . . . . 226
- quicquid illud est reseruandum.
226b, 227 blank.
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, 10 x 6 1/2, three portions: I. Cent. xv, 2 cols. 38 lines. II. Cent. xii-xiii, 2 cols. 40 lines. III. Cent. xii, 28 and 31 lines: II and III are in admirable hands.
Calf binding, pr. 2s.
Collation: a(2) b (eight) 1(8)-11(8) (+ 1) || 12(8) (wants 7) 13(8)-17(8) 18(12) 19(8) 20(10) 21(12) 22(8)-25(8) 26(10).
CustodialHistoryI. At bottom of f. 9b (xv) is: Iste liber est fratris Joh. de Claketon de propriis perquisitis post cuius decessum ad [conuentum fratrum pr......llie] pertinebit, followed by a black pressmark, apparently 2Q or QQ, under which is an indistinct word.
I think the name of the monastic house is probably Prittlewell, a Cluniac Priory in Essex: the first and last letters are pretty clear. Claketon I identify with Clacton in Essex, and there are in the MS letters to someone at Hadleigh which is also in Essex.
II. appears to be from Lanthony: on the first page is the xvth-cent. title: In isto vol. cont. Registrum b. gregorii pape. Catalogue no. 118.
Annotated by Morgan of Carmarthen. See: K. Bennett, 'The Book Collections of Llanthony Priory from Foundation until Dissolution (c. 1100-1538)' 2 vols. (University of Kent Doctoral Dissertation, 2006), appendix 4.

Sheldon catalogue (Lambeth Palace Library LR/F/5, LR/F/6, MS 1047) shelfmarks:
ff. i, ii, 1-96: G. 7
ff. 97-227: F. 11
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, 1-96: N. [eta]. 1
ff. 97-227: N. [eta]. 6
Later shelfmarks:
ff. i, ii, 1-96: quarto 3
ff. 97-227: quarto 7
CopiesMicrofilm: Lambeth Palace Library MS Film 1385

Available from World Microfilms Publications:
"Lambeth Palace Library: The Mediaeval Manuscripts" Section VIII. Patristics. Reel 12 (with MSS. 338 & 346)
PublnNoteK. Bennett, "The Book Collections of Llanthony Priory from Foundation until Dissolution (c. 1100-1538)", Thesis submitted for the degree of Ph.D. in the School of History at the University of Kent (2007) [Lambeth Palace Library H5183.1L52].

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GB/109/18573Deguileville; Guillaume de (fl. 1294-1358); Cistercian monk and poetfl. 1294-1358
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GB/109/9767Hadleigh, Essex; ancient parish
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