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Merton College MS. 39

Former shelfmark: A. 1. 10

WORKS OF AUGUSTINE, HUGH RIPELIN; S. XIV ex.

Contents

Language(s): Latin

ff. i–iii blank but ruled, perhaps for an index. On f. iiiv is a table of contents in the hand of the first scribe of the main text. It shows that AUGUSTINE, De Gratia et Libero Arbitrio, and Sermo de Decem Chordis are now missing from the beginning.

1. (fols. 1-2v)
Ps.-Augustine, De Beato Latrone (Serm. app. 154)
Incipit: ||(Beg. impf. in sect. 1) nec animam inferni porta
Explicit: memento mei Domine cum ueneris in regnum tuum amen
Final rubric: Explicit sermo Sancti Augustini de beato latrone

PL 39. 2043-7.

2. (fols. 2v-5)
Ps.-Augustine, De Assumptione Beatae Mariae Virginis
Rubric: Incipit prefatio beati Augustini episcopi
Incipit: Ad interrogata de uirginis et matris Domini resolucione
Rubric: Sermo beati Augustini de assumpcione beate Marie uirginis
Incipit: Quia profundissime et sua dignitate altissime
Explicit: ignosce tu et tui qui …

PL 40. 1141–8.

3. (fols. 5-9v)
Augustine, De Patientia
Rubric: Incipit epistola beati Augustini de patientia
Incipit: Virtus animi que patientia dicitur
Explicit: et donatum est caritati amen
Final rubric: Explicit ...

CPL 308; CSEL 41 (1900), pp. 661-91.

4. (fols. 9v-11)
Ps.-Augustine, De Decem Plagis (Serm. app. 21)
Rubric: Incipit liber beati Augustini de adaptacione decem plagarum contra decem precepta.
Incipit: Inon est sine causa f. d. quod preceptorum legis Dei numerus cum numero
Explicit: poteritis feliciter peruenire auxiliante Domino nostro Iesu Christo qui ...

PL 39. 1783-6.

5. (fols. 11-16v)
Ps.-AUGUSTINE (AMBROSIUS AUTPERTUS), De Conflictu Vitiorum et Virtutum
Rubric: Incipit liber beati Augustini episcopi de conflictu uiciorum atque uirtutum
Incipit: Apostolica uox clamat per orbem atque in precinctu fidei positis
Explicit: et aliis tradere debes
Final rubric: Explicit ...

CCSL cont. med. 27B (1979), pp. 907-31; Bloomfield 0455.

6. (fols. 17-45v)
Augustine, In Epistolam Ioannis ad Parthos
Rubric: In hoc uolumine continentur Aurelii Augustini in epistola super Iohannem omelie decem
Rubric: Sermo primus
Incipit: Meminit sanctitas uesta euangelium secundum Iohannem
Explicit: tu credas Christo predicanti
Final rubric: Explicit tractatus beati Augustini episcopi super epistolam canonicam Iohannis in decem omeliis siue sermonibus seu tractatibus

CPL 279; PL 25. 1977–2062

7. (fols. 46-73)
Augustine, De Sermone Domini in Monte
Rubric: Incipit Aurelii Augustini liber de sermone Domini in monte habito
Incipit: Sermonem quem locutus est Dominus noster
Explicit: edificari super petram
Final rubric: Explicit ...

CPL 274; CCSL 35 (1967).

8. (fol. 73r-v)
Augustine, Sermo 350
Rubric: Incipit sermo beati Augustini Iponensis episcopi de laude caritatis
Incipit: Diuinarum scripturarum multiplicem abundantiam
Explicit: grauis sed etiam breuis

PL 39. 1553-5.

9. (fols. 73v-5)
Ps.-Augustine, De Igne Purgatorio (Serm. app. 104)
Rubric: Incipit sermo beati Augustini de igne purgatorio
Incipit: In lectione apostolica que nobis paulo ante recitata est
Explicit: elemosinarum largitate redimamus prestante ...

PL 39. 1946-9.

10. (fol. 75r-v)
Ps.-Augustine, De Poenitentibus (Serm. 393)
Rubric: Incipit sermo beati Augustini de penitentia
Incipit: Penitentes penitentes penitentes
Explicit: et tene certum

PL 39. 1713-15.

11. (fols. 75v-6)
Augustine, Serm. 346
Rubric: Incipit sermo beati Augustini de uita eterna
Incipit: Recordamini uobiscum f. d. dixisse apostolum quamdiu sumus in corpore
Explicit: nisi ante sanentur

PL 39. 1522-4.

12. (fols. 76-7)
Augustine, Serm. 347
Rubric: Incipit sermo beati Augustini de timore Domini
Incipit: Multa uobis f. de timore Dei precepta sunt
Explicit: patiuntur propter iusticiam quoniam ipsorum est regnum celorum

PL 39. 1524-6.

13. (fols. 77-86v)
Augustine, De Correptione et Gratia
Rubric: Incipit liber beati Augustini Iponensis episcopi ad Valentinum monachum de correptione et gratia
Incipit: Lectis literis uestris Valentine f. d.
Explicit: cooperit multitudinem peccatorum
Final rubric: Explicit ...

CPL 353; PL 44. 915-46.

14. (fols. 86v-99v)
Ps.-AUGUSTINE (PAULINUS OF AQUILEIA), Liber Exhortationis
Rubric: Incipit liber beati Augustini episcopi doctoris ad Iulianum quendam comitem sibi carissimum
Incipit: O mi frater si cupias scire quamuis ego nesciam quam perfectissima
Explicit: eternaliter regnare concedis quia est tibi cum eterno Patre ...
Final rubric: Explicit ...

PL 40. 1047-78; 99. 197-282.

15. (fols. 99v-100)
Ps.-Augustine, De Creatione Primi Hominis
Rubric: Incipit sermo sancti Augustini qualiter homo factus est ad imaginem et similitudinem Dei
Incipit: Tanta dignitas humane conditionis
Explicit: in secundo reformauit amen

PL 40. 1213-14. The common excerpt from De Spiritu et Anima.

16. (fols. 100-102, 102-121v)
Augustine, Enchiridion

Preceded by capitula

Rubric: Incipit liber sancti Augustini episcopi enchiridion ad Laurentium primicereum notarium ecclesie urbis Rome de fide et spe et caritate
Incipit: Laurentio scribens eius eruditione delectatur cupiens illum esse sapientem secundum scripturas sacras.
Rubric: Capitulum primum
Incipit: Dici non potest d. f. Laurenti quantum tua erudicione delecter
Explicit: de fide et spe et caritate conscripsi
Final rubric: Explicit enchiridion beati Augustini quem scripsit Laurentio

CPL 295; CCSL 46 (1969), pp. 23-114.

17. (fols. 121v-3)
Ps.-Augustine, De Vanitate Saeculi (Serm. 57 fr. er.)
Rubric: Sermo beati Augustini episcopi de uanitate huius seculi
Incipit: In hac uita positi f. ita agite
Explicit: pacem serui eius amen

PL 40. 1213-14.

18. (fols. 123-4v)
Ps.-AUGUSTINE (VALERIAN), De Bono Disciplinae
Rubric: Incipit sermo beati Augustini de bono discipline
Incipit: Multi sunt et sane doctrine aduersantur
Explicit: sequente tempore disseramus
Final rubric: Explicit ...

CPL 1002; PL 40. 1219-22; 52. 691-6.

19. (fols. 126v-220v)
HUGH RIPELIN OP, Compendium Theologicae Veritatis

Capitula ff. 125-6v

Rubric: Incipit libellus Thome Alquini de ueritatibus theologie
Rubric: Prologus
Incipit: Veritatis theologice sublimitas
Explicit: beatus recipiet secundum merita sine fine Deo gratias
Final rubric: Explicit ueritas summarum theologie

ed. AMO (Borgnet), 34. 1-270; Stegmüller, Sent. 368; Bloomfield 6399; Kaeppeli 1982; Distelbrink no. 75.

20. (fol. 221; fols. 221v-4v blank)
Augustine, Serm. 378.
Rubric: Incipit sermo beati Augustini de die Pentecosten
Incipit: Grata est Deo solempnitas
Explicit: uilescat mundus ametur a quo factus est mundus amen

PL 39. 1673-4.

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: (lost)
Form: codex
Support: Exceptionally thick, stiff parchment
Extent: 227 leaves (iii + 224)
Dimensions (leaf): 270 × 180 mm.
Dimensions (written): 195 × 130 mm.
The edges lightly retrimmed and stained yellow.
Foliation: Contemporary foliation 1-3, 20-45, a leaf skipped, 46-237, 239-44 (the rear pastedown)

Collation

A4, 1-118, 12-1310, 14-168, 178(+ 1 after 2), 18-278, B4, the first and last leaves pastedowns; framed catchwords; quire-signatures of the usual late medieval form, beginning again at quire 16. The original first two quires are missing.

Layout

Ruled with fine pencil (the frame only, quires 1-15), in 2 cols of 44 lines.

Hand(s)

Two practised English bookhands influenced by anglicana, the first finishing with quire 15.

Decoration

Red and blue flourished initials with partial borders; blue initials flourished in red; plain red or blue initials and paraphs; lemmata underlined in red.

Binding

Late medieval: flush, cushion-bevelled wooden boards covered with tawed skin; sewn on six bands, raised on the spine and outlined with string. Blue and white endbands sewn through the spine cover. Two straps of tanned leather from recesses in the front board to catches at the rear, all gone. Near the foot of the back board are the marks of the large iron chain-staple. The mark of a brass chain-staple near the foot of the foredge of the front board.

History

Origin: S. XIV ex. ; England

Provenance and Acquisition

At the head of f. iiiv is ‘Liber domus scolarium de Merton ex dono magistro Hamondi Haydok incathenandus in libraria anno Domini mmoccccolxviiio’, in the same hand as Wyght’s ex dono in MS 38. For Hammond Haydok, see MS 16. On the front pastedown is a brief table of contents, s. xvii, and ‘N. 3. 13. Art:’, canc. and replaced with ‘A. 1. 10 (XXXIX)’ in red. The College bookplate. At the head of f. i is ‘M. A. 2. 5’, s. xvii. ‘13’ is inked on the foredge.

Record Sources

R. M. Thomson, A descriptive catalogue of the medieval manuscripts of Merton College, Oxford (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer), 2009.

Availability

For enquiries relating to this manuscript please contact Merton College Library.

Bibliography

    Coxe, pp. 27-8; Powicke, no. 961; Römer 2. 305-6.