A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Bodl. 633

Summary Catalogue no.: 1966

Contents

There are theological notes on fol. 232.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Composite: fols. 1-48 || B || C || D || E || F || G
Extent: ii + 233 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 8.125 × 6.125 in.

Binding

White parchment on boards, perhaps contemporary English (Worcester?) work.

With a 14th cent. parchment label of contents pasted on the outer end cover.

An old bookmarker is in the volume.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Worcester cathedral priory: evidence of contents.

'Bodleian, Auct. F. 1. 9, Auct. F. 5. 16 and Bodley 633 have been identified as Worcester books by the script of the parchment label of contents.' (MLGB)

Probably acquired by the Library between 1605 and 1611.

MS. Bodl. 633 - Part 1

Contents

Language(s): Latin

2. (fol. 30v)
Bernard of Clairvaux, Letters

Four letters:

Incipit: Inter ecclesias
Incipit: Quanta audiuimus et cognouimus
Incipit: Placuit reuerentie tue
Incipit: Consilium expetitis a me

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Initials. (P&A iii. 339)

History

Origin: 13th century, beginning ; English, Worcester, cathedral priory

MS. Bodl. 633 - Part 2

Contents

(fol. 49)
⟨Florilegium morale Oxoniense⟩
Incipit: Queris a me frater an conferat

The authors quoted are Horace, Juvenal, Valerius Flaccus, Boethius, Cato's Disticha, Seneca, Ennius, Maximianus, Lucan, Cicero, Macrobius, Quintilian, Fulgentius, Ovid, and some Greek authors in a Latin translation: the first quotation is 'Disce docendus adhuc' etc. from Horace.

Florilegium morale oxoniense. Ms. Bodl. 633. Prima pars : Flores philosophorum. Secunda pars : Flores auctorum, ed Ph. Delhaye and C. H. Talbot (Analecta mediaevalia namurcensia, 5 et 6)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century, first half ; English, Worcester, cathedral priory (?)

MS. Bodl. 633 - Part 3

Contents

(fol. 101)
Hymns and private prayers for use of Benedictine monks

Probably, from the references to St. Mary (fol. 103) and st. Oswald as patronus noster (fol. 126), monks of Worcester. The hymns are 'Jam lucis orto sidere', 'Nunc Sancte nobis Spiritus', 'Summi largitor premii' and 'Te lucis ante terminum', but each is much lengthened.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Illuminated capitals.

History

Origin: 13th century, first half ; English, Worcester, cathedral priory

MS. Bodl. 633 - Part 4

Contents

1. (fol. 127)
Ps.-Isidore of Seville, De ordine creaturarum

Without title or author's name: a wrong heading 'Epistole Bacharii' has been prefixed to it in a 14th cent. hand.

Language(s): Latin
2. (fol. 156)
Bachiarius, De lapso
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 12th century, late ; English, Worcester, cathedral priory (?)

MS. Bodl. 633 - Part 5

Contents

(fol. 173)
Bernard of Clairvaux, De gratia et libero arbitrio

Wanting the last leaf, which is supplied in a 14th cent. hand on fol. 100.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century, first half ; English, Worcester, cathedral priory

MS. Bodl. 633 - Part 6

Contents

(fol. 197)
Senatus, prior of Worcester, Letters (epp. 1-6)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century, first half ; English, Worcester, cathedral priory

MS. Bodl. 633 - Part 7

Contents

(fol. 225)
Senatus, prior of Worcester, Letter (ep. 3)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century, first half ; English, Worcester, cathedral priory

MS. Bodl. 633 - endleaf (fol. ii)

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description adapted (April 2020) from the following sources, with additional reference to published literature as cited:
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, III (1973), no. 339 [part 1 only: decoration, origin, date]
Summary Catalogue (1922)

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

2020-04-06: Revised to include all information in SC