RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
LevelFile
Alt Ref NoMS 410
Extentff. 135
TitleAUGUSTINI BERNARDI ETC. QUAEDAM. JOH. DE HOVEDEN PHILOMELA.
Date15th century
DescriptionList of contents (xvii) with additions by Bancroft.

1. Inc. sermones b. Aug. ad fratres de heremo et primo quomodo
christus sit querendus et ubi (xl. 1235) . . . . . f. 1
Audistis fr. kar. sanctissimos reges
25 sermons, ending: regnum eternum. Amen. Serm. xxv.
Expl. sermones b. Aug. ep. morales ad fr. suos in heremo orate
si placet pro scriptore.

2. Inc. Speculum peccatoris sec. b. Bernardum . . . . . 30b
Karissime in huius via vite fugientis sumus
- prudenter prouideas. Expl. spec. pecc. b. Bernardi.

3. Inc. pref. Anselmi Cantuar. archiep. in subiectum opus de
ueritate . . . . . 35
Tres tractatus pertinentes - uolo ordinari. Expl. pref. Capitula.
Text. Quoniam deum ueritatem esse
- ueritas uel rectitudo.

4. Inc. capitula in tractatu de libero arbitrio . . . . . 42b
Text. Quoniam liberum arbitrium videtur
- de illis interrogare. Expl. tract. de libertate arbitrii editus
ab Ans. Cantuar. arch.

5. Inc. liber ven. Anselmi arch de concordia presciencie et pre-
destinacionis ac gracie dei cum libero arbitrio . . . . . 49
De tribus illis questionibus
- petentibus impendere. Expl.

6. Vita Anselmi per Eadmerum (the same text as in MS 159) . . . . . 63
Quoniam multus et antecessorum - posse pronuncio.
Instituta vite et conuersacionis b. Anselmi
- subleuare non valeat. quod sua clemencia procul auertat
qui super omnia deus viuit dominatur et regnat. Amen. Expl.
vita ven. Ans. Cantuar. arch.
Hardy, Materials, II, No. 164; Anglia Sacra, II. 181 (using
this MS); Patrologia Latina clviii. 50; Bibliotheca Hagiographica
Latina 526-7.

7. In double columns.
Inc. meditacio Johannis de houedene clerici Regine Anglie
vxoris Regis Edwardi de Natiuitate passione resureccione D(ni)
saluatoris edita ut legentis affectus in Christi amore proficiat
et celitus accendatur. hoc opus sic incipit Aue verbum et sic
finitur et voluit editor quod liber meditacionis istius philo-
mena vocaretur . . . . . 97
Ave verbum ens in principio
Caro factum pudoris gremio.
Printed 1603 (Luxemburg) and earlier: see Raby, Hist. of
Christian Lat. Poetry, p. 391 and reff.
Ends: Letus amor lotus in lilio
Qui es verbum ens in principio. Expl.
It is sometimes confused with a Philomena attributed to Abp
Peckham which begins: Philomena praevia temporis amoeni

8. Admonicio Ambrosii Ep. ad matrem suam de laude caritatis et
quomodo cunctis virtutibus preferatur . . . . . 125
Peticiones tuas exaudiens o carissima mater
f. 131 is a fragment. 132 is torn. Ends 132b:
illo donante a quo omne bonum procedit Cui laus est et gloria
per infin. sec. sec. Amen.
AccessConditionsHandle with care: Fore-edge tabs. One clasp missing. Contemporary condition note stuck onto the front board. Folio 1 old pressure tape repair. Historical damage to folios 131 and 134 still remains (relating to the contemporary condition note).
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, 9 3/8 x 6 1/4, mostly 38 lines to a page, in a good English hand.
Old wooden boards re-covered: one clasp (stamped with crowns) remains.
Collation: a(2) (1 lines cover) 1(12) 2(12) 3(10) 4(12) 5(12) 6(4) 7(12)-11(12) 12(4) 13(10) (8 a fragment, 10 lines cover).
CustodialHistoryFrom the Charterhouse at Hinton in Somerset.
In the cover is: Hic liber est de domo loci dei de Hentone ordinis Cartusiensis, and on the flyleaf is a list of contents:
Continencia huius uol.
Sermones b. Aug. ad fratres de heremo. Speculum peccatoris.
Tract. b. Anselmi de veritate.
Vita ipsius et meditacio iohannis houedoune de natiuitate passione et resurrect. domini.
Admonicio b. Ambrosii ad matrem suam de caritate.
Liber XXX quintus .in. G. Hentone ordinis cart.

Former Cambridge shelfmark: L. [eta]. 24 (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 74
CopiesMicrofilm: Lambeth Palace Library MS Film 1286

Available from World Microfilms Publications:
"Lambeth Palace Library: The Mediaeval Manuscripts" Section IV. Humanistic Studies. Reel 26 (with MSS. 401, 409)
RelatedMaterialMS 159 (see Description field).
PublnNoteSee Description field.

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