MS. Digby 96
Summary Catalogue no.: 1697
Godwin of Salisbury, etc.
Extract from hom. 19, pr. PG 63.359–60.
Extract from hom. 6, pr. PG 50.504
II.20.3 - II. 21.1; Die Pseudoklementinen, ed. B. Rehm (1953–89), II.63–4
V.18.2 - V.18.8; ibid., II.174–5.
XV.1.5 (ed. CSEL, p. 427)
The incipit matches Stegmüller, Bibl. 10997, an anonymous commentary extant in Rouen, Bibliothèque municipale, MSS 182 and 665, and Besançon,Bibliothèque municipal MS 1288.
Here ends incomplete (?) at Gen. 3.19.
Extract: IV.xiv (except for the first sentence), the story of how the feast of St Oswald came to be celebrated. Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English People, ed. B. Colgrave and R. A. B. Mynors (1969), pp. 376–81
Unprinted; for discussion see T. Webber, Scribes and Scholars at Salisbury Cathedral c. 1075–c. 1125 (Oxford, 1992), pp. 123–128.
A. Gwynn, The Writings of Bishop Patrick (Dublin 1955), 102–125
5-line initial in red, fol. 8r; 2 line initial in red, fol. 30r.
Sketch of a tonsured cleric, fol. 75r.
Provenance and Acquisition
Annotations in pencil, 15th cent. (?), and ink, 16th cent.
Possibly the manuscript seen at the Benedictine abbey of Abingdon by John Leland (English Benedictine Libraries: The Shorter Catalogues, B3.2)
Possibly the manuscript recorded by John Bale 'ex museo Thome Keye, Oxon.' (Index Brittanie Scriptorum, pp. 96, and cf. p. 478): Thomas Kay, master of University College Oxford, d. 1572 (Emden, BRUO 1501–1540, pp. 325–6, 723).
Given by Allen to Sir Robert Cotton, 1571–1631, as recorded in the 1621 catalogue of Cotton's library (BL MS Harley 6018, fol. 131), where this is no. 359: cf. '359' (fol. 1, cropped).
Presented by him to the Bodleian in 1634.
Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)
Last Substantive Revision
2017-07-01: First online publication.