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St John's College MS. 235 (fragment 70)

A series of prayers, perhaps for female use (binding fragment)


Language(s): Latin

A series of prayers, perhaps for female use,

‘Domine deus omnipotens aetern. et ineffabilis sine fine atque initio […] Domine ihesu criste rex uirginum integritatis ?amator muni cor meum […] [fol. 1v] Domine deus omnipotens qui in trinitate perfecta uiuis dominaris et regnas parce animę […] Sancta maria genitrix domini nostri ihesu cristi semper uirgo gloriosa per te unit […] [fol. 2] Domine ihesu criste redemptor ac creator generis humani qui es splendor […] [fol. 2v] Domine ihesu criste rex aeternę gloriae fili dei uiui conceptus ex maria […] ’.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Vellum.
Extent: Fols. 2, a bifolium.
Dimensions (leaf): 200 × 155–60 mm.
Dimensions (written): 150 × 115–20 mm.


In long lines, 19–20 lines to the page. No prickings; bounded and ruled in stylus.


Written in insular caroline (occasional insular a), s. xi in.


Two-line gold capitals at the head of each prayer.


Origin: s. xi in.

Provenance and Acquisition

MS 235 is a collection of binding fragments removed from College books (medieval portions only). This entry is for fragment 70 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.

Funding of Cataloguing

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

Last Substantive Revision

2022-06: First online publication

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