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St John's College MS 235 (fragments 10 and 21)

Sermons (binding fragments)


Language(s): Latin

Rubric: In festo sancti Nicholai euangelium
Incipit: Homo quidem peregre […] Matthei 25. homo iste significat ihesum cristum qui perfectus est peregre a terra ista misera et valle lacrimarum […]
Sermons, with one incipit

The opening resembles those of THOMAS AQUINAS, sermon 341 (Schneyer 5:604); ALDOBRANDINUS DE CAVALCANTIBUS, sermon 524 (Schneyer 1:189); and HUGH OF ST CHER, sermon 418 (Schneyer 2:785).

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Vellum.
Extent: Fols. 2.
Dimensions (leaf): 150 × 100 mm.
Dimensions (written): 130 × 90 mm.


In long lines, 31–3 lines to the page. No prickings; bounds and rules faded.


Written in anglicana formata, s. xiv/xv, one side of no. 21 illegible.


One 3-line red lombard, unflourished.

Some ochre-slashed capitals to divide the text.


Origin: s. xiv/xv

Provenance and Acquisition

MS 235 is a collection of binding fragments removed from College books (medieval portions only). This entry is for fragments 10 and 21 only.

Record Sources

Ralph Hanna, A descriptive catalogue of the western medieval manuscripts of St. John's College, Oxford (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002)


For enquiries relating to this manuscript please contact St John's College Library.


    Johannes Baptist Schneyer, Repertorium der lateinischen Sermones des Mittelalters für die Zeit von 1150–1350, 11 vols. (Münster i. W., 1969–90).

Funding of Cataloguing

Conversion of the printed catalogue to TEI funded by the Thompson Family Charitable Trust

Last Substantive Revision

2021-10: First online publication

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