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MS. Canon. Pat. Lat. 43

Summary Catalogue no.: 19029

John Chrysostom; florilegium; etc. Italy, 15th century.

Contents

Language(s): Latin

1. (fols. 1r-20v)
John Chrysostom, De reparatione lapsi
Incipit: Quis dabit capiti meo aquam et oculis meis fontem
2. (fols. 21r-32r; rubric fol. 20v)
John Chrysostom, De eo quod nemo laeditur nisi a semet ipso
Incipit: Scio quod crassioribus quibusque et presentis
3. (fols. 32v-39v)
John Chrysostom, De compunctione cordis (bk. 2)
Incipit: Et quomodo potest fieri quod imperas, o homo
4. (fol. 40r)
Collatio Alexandri et Dindimi
Incipit: ||obfuscatis. Quippe quibus maxima in carne
Explicit: dei amicus efficitur

The same text as fol. 96r below.

5. (fol. 40r-v)
Incipit: Quidam sanctus fugandorum demonum incredibili potestate
Explicit: beato uiro Ieronimo relinquamus

Cf. Vincent of Beauvais, Speculum historiale, VIII.18 (ed. 1624, p. 699)/

(fols. 41r-95v)
Florilegium of classical and patristic writers

Similar to collections transmitted by Vincent of Beauvais; see below.

6. (fols. 41r-52r)
Rubric: Flores Senece
Incipit: Porro Claudius, ut in cronicis legitur anno etatis sue 64 in palatio

cf. Vincent of Beauvais, Speculum historiale, VIII.102-135 (ed. 1624, IV, pp. 309-320).

7. (fols. 52v-64v)
Rubric: Flores Ieronimi
Incipit: Reprehensio virginis consortium matris sue devitantis: Ad matrem et filiam in Galia. Obsecro ut si aliquid

Cf. Speculum historiale XVI.62- (?)

8. (fols. 64v-67v)
Rubric: Flosculi Ambrosii
Incipit: De moribus in pastorali. Qui collatam sibi divini muneris gratiam cunctis

Cf. Speculum historiale XVII.33-39.

9. (fols. 67v-69r)
Rubric: Flosculi Johannis Crisostomi
Incipit: Quod nemo leditur nisi a seipso. Quid est virtus animi

Cf. Speculum historiale XVII.43-45; followed (fol. 69r-v) by two extracts from correspondence of Jerome and Augustine.

10. (fols. 69v-72r)
Rubric: Flores Ieronimi
Incipit: De vita monachali ad Rusticum. Nihil est Christiano felicius
Explicit: sed magna sunt premia

Cf. Speculum historiale XVI.20-24

11. (fols. 72r-80v)
Rubric: Documenta quorundam patrum exerpta
Incipit: Dixit abbas Joseph, quod tres ordines sunt honorabiles
12. (fol. 81r-v)
Rubric: De sententiis Varronis moralibus
Incipit: Cum natura litigat, quis mori grave fert

Cf. Speculum historiale VI.59 (ed. 1624, p. 192-3)

13. (fols. 81v-91r)
Rubric: Incipiunt flosculi librorum Tulij
Incipit: In libro primo de officiis. Virtutis omnis laus in actione consistit
Rubric: Flosculi Ouidij
Incipit: Pax erit hec nobis
Explicit: quisque tuetur opus. Et haec de Nasone sufficiat cerpsisse

Extracts from Cicero (cf. Speculum historiale VI.7-31), Sallust (cf. Speculum historiale VI.32-34), Ovid (cf. Speculum historiale VI.108-122).

14. (fols. 91v-95v)
Rubric: Flores Cypriani martyris
Incipit: De duodecim abusionibus seculi. Duodecim abusiva seculi haec sunt, Sapiens sine operibus

Cf. Speculum historiale XI.63-73.

15. (fols. 95v-96r)
Collatio Alexandri et Dindimi
Incipit: Alexander ut legitur cum ultimum littus
Explicit: dei amicus efficitur

The version transmitted in Speculum historiale, V.66-70 (ed. 1624, vol. IV, pp. 135-6). Cf. fol. 40r above.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i (paper) + 97 + ii (paper) leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 193 × c. 132 mm.
Foliation: i, 1-95, 96a, 96b, 97-8

Layout

1 col., c. 35-39 lines; ruled space c. 122 × 80 mm.

Hand(s)

Fere-humanistica.

Decoration

Penwork initials, fols. 1r, 21r, 32v.

Other initials alternately red and blue.

Binding

18th-century Italian blind-tooled leather over pasteboard.

History

Origin: 15th century ; Italy

Provenance and Acquisition

Matteo Luigi Canonici, 1727–1805

Giuseppe Canonici , -1807

Purchased by the Bodleian in 1817

Record Sources

Description adapted by Matthew Holford (July 2022) from the Quarto Catalogue (H. O. Coxe, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ pars tertia codices Græcos et Latinos Canonicianos complectens, Quarto Catalogues III, 1854), with additional physical description.

Last Substantive Revision

2022-07: Description revised for publication on Digital Bodleian.