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MS. Digby 96

Summary Catalogue no.: 1697

Contents

(fol. IIr)
Rubric: Ioh(anne)s crisostomus
Incipit: Nichil bonum est quod non per caritatem sit
Explicit: ipsa te ducit et dirigit
John Chrysostom, Homilies on Hebrews (tr. Mutianus)

Extract from hom. 19, pr. PG 63.359-60.

(fol. IIr)
Incipit: Qui sumus in hoc tabernaculo ingemiscimus grauati. videsne quam equiparantem ediuerso naturali infirmitati uirtutem opposuerit uoluntatis.
Explicit: tamen cupiebat resolui
John Chrysostom, De laudibus Pauli (tr. Annianus)

Extract from hom. 6, pr. PG 50.504

(fol. 1r)
Ps.-Clement of Rome, Recognitiones (tr. Rufinus) (extracts)
Rubric: (in margin) Petr.
Incipit: In presenti uita positos oportet uos agnoscere uoluntate domini ubi et agendi locus est
Explicit: operum nostrorum fiet

II.20.3 - II. 21.1; Die Pseudoklementinen, ed. B. Rehm (1953-89), II.63-4

Incipit: Quidam putant se reos futuro non esse iudicio si in ignorantia fuerint
Explicit: luce proicitur

V.18.2 - V.18.8; ibid., II.174-5.

Incipit: Petrus ad Clem(?) gratias agentem quod non miserit a se illum cum aliis
Explicit: una positi animis diuiduntur

Cf. VII.4.1 - VII.4.3; ibid., II.198-9.

(fol. 1v)
Cassian, Collationes (extracts)
Rubric: Nesterot
Incipit: Tertius curationum modus etiam consilio demonum
Explicit: simulant corporibus effugari

XV.1.5 (ed. CSEL, p. 427)

Incipit: Si quis coram nobis aliquid signorum fecerit
Explicit: grauioris est ruinę

End of XV.7.5 - XV.8 (CSEL, p. 434).

(fols. 2r-5v)
Incipit: In principio creauit deus celum &c. Moralitas. Ante conuersionem alicuius ratio & carnalis affectus confuso ordine in corde alicuius feruntur
Explicit: reuertatur in puluerem .i. recognoscat se peccatorem
Commentary on Genesis

The incipit matches Stegmüller 10097, 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.

(fol. 6r-7r)
Rubric: Beda
Incipit: Unum quod mihi reuerentissimus antistes acca sepius referre
Explicit: natalitius dies missarum celebratione uenerari
Bede, Ecclesiastical History

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

(fol. 7v)

Blank

1. (fols. 8r-68r)
Rubric: Meditaciones Godwini cantoris Salesberie. ad Rainilvam reclusam.
Incipit: Hec sunt prima documenta nouę legis tuę
Godwin of Sarum , Meditationes

Unprinted; for discussion see T. Webber, Scribes and Scholars at Salisbury Cathedral c. 1075–c. 1125 (Oxford, 1992), pp. 123-128.

Language(s): Latin
iv. (fols. 68v-74r)
Patrick of Dublin, De tribus habitaculis animae
Incipit: Tria sunt sub omnipotentis dei manu habitacula
Explicit: cui honor et gloria nunc et per omnia secvla secvlorum amen

A. Gwynn, The Writings of Bishop Patrick (Dublin 1955), 102–125

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: in p(re)senti (fol. 1r)
Secundo Folio: in principio (fol. 2r)
Secundo Folio: sapere (fol. 9r)
Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

5-line initial in red, fol. 8r; 2 line initial in red, fol. 30r.

Sketch of a tonsured cleric, fol. 75r.

History

Origin: 12th century, third quarter ; English

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).

Thomas Allen, 1542-1632.

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).

Kenelm Digby, 1603-1665

Presented by him to the Bodleian in 1634.

Record Sources

Description adapted (2017) with corrections from W. D. Macray, Bodleian Library Quarto Catalogues IX: Digby Manuscripts, repr. with addenda by R. W. Hunt and A. G. Watson, 1999).

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