St John's College MS. 185
Paterius, excerpts from works of Gregory the Great
CPL 1718, ed. PL 79:683–916. Fol. 158v was originally blank.
In long lines, 23 lines to the page. Prickings; bounded (usually indistinct) and ruled in stylus.
Written in English caroline, in a variety of hands. Punctuation various, systems including by medial point, punctus elevatus, and punctus versus; by point, medial point, and high point; and by point and medial point.
Headings and 2-line initials (5-line at fol. 3v, the head of the text proper) in red at chapter divisions (now much oxidized).
In the final quire, the capitals are alternate red and green.
A modern replacement, with the top board off. Sewn on three thongs. At the front, a marbled paper leaf (dated 1906 on the verso) and two modern paper flyleaves; at the rear, two modern paper flyleaves and another marbled paper leaf (iv–vi).
Provenance and Acquisition
‘Hic liber est ecclesie Sancte Marje de sutuic’ Quem qui eidem ecclesie abstulerit uel titulum istum dolose deleuerit nisi eidem condigne satisfecerit Anathema sit Maranatha fiat Amen’ (fols. 157v–8, roughly contemporary, s. xi, as are examples at fols. 4v–5 and 83v–4; a later example, s. xiv in., at fols. 1v–2) (Ker, MLGB 181). Not listed among the ‘Deflorationes’ of Gregory at Registrum R 2.13 (61).
‘Hauser Testes decime diuionis [sic for diuisionis] Gunfridus debruha⟨l⟩ Henricus decoredes henricus nepos ipsius Hugo ⟨ ⟩ Goterus Wido filius eius Bauduinus defestra Herbe ⟨ ⟩ bure Bodo Rainerus Franco Aubaudus ⟨ ⟩’ (fol. 158v, s. xii ex.; uses the letter w, not ‘wynn’).
‘pater noster qui es in celis sanctificetur [the last word later]’ and ‘domine da natura?’ (fol. 1; the first certainly s. xi, the second too rubbed to be certain, both above the title ‘Liber testimoniorum excerptus de libris beati gregorii’, in anglicana, s. xiv/xv).
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Funding of Cataloguing
Conversion of the printed catalogue to TEI funded by the Thompson Family Charitable Trust
Last Substantive Revision
2023-01: First online publication