MS. Auct. D. 2. 19
Summary Catalogue no.: 3946
Rushworth Gospels or Macregol Gospels
The Macregol or Rushworth Gospels; Ireland (Birr), before 822
Old English gloss added, 10th century.
Text and gloss ed. K. Tamoto, The Macregol Gospels or The Rushworth Gospels (2013)
1 col., 22 lines; written space 270 × 210 mm.
Two scribes, (A) 'Macregol', fols. 1–84 (except fol. 58v lines 15–22, fol. 75 lines 19–22), 126, 128–47, 148–69v; (B) fol. 58v lines 15–22, fol. 75 lines 19–22, fols. 85v-125v, 127v, 147v.
Provenance and Acquisition
'Macregol dipincxit hoc euangelium: Quicumque legerit... orat pro macreguil scriptori', fol. 169v.; probably Mac Regol, abbot of Birr, d. 822.
Old English glosses end with the names of the two glossators (fols. 168v-169): 'ðe min bruche gebidde fore owun ðe ðas boc gloesde. færmen ðæm preoste æt harawuda. hæfe nu boc awritne bruca mið willa symle mið soðum gileofa sibb is eghwæm leofost'.
Owned in 1665 by John Rushworth (?1612–1690).
Given by him to the Bodleian, perhaps in 1681.
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Last Substantive Revision
2017-07-01: First online publication.