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MS. Hamilton 56

Summary Catalogue no.: 24486

A Augustinus de Ancona, etc.; B, C Sermons. Germany (in part Erfurt OCart?), 15th century

Physical Description

Composite: fols. 1–82 | fols. 83–206 | fols. 207–338
Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: 331 (82 + 117 + 132) + 1 (original paper endleaf), with 20 foliated inserted slips (fols. 68b, 74b, 74c, 77b, 78b, 105 (formerly 104b), 106 (formerly 104c), 107, 125b, 125c, 131b, 135b, 136b, 136c, 145, 146b, 153, 155, 160b, 174); with unfoliated slips between fols. 163 and 164, and fols. 177 and 178; and with unfoliated smaller fragments elsewhere in the volume (e.g. between 167 and 168, 168 and 169, 175 and 176). Fol. 206 is a half-sheet.
Dimensions (leaf): 220 × 150 mm.
Foliation: 1–339 in modern (19th-century) pencil, including 68b, 74b, 74c, 77b, 78b, 125b, 125c, 131b, 135b, 136b, 136c, 146b, 160b; superceding earlier separate medieval foliations in ink, for which see below.

Collation

1(12) (fols. 1–12), 2(16) (fols. 13–28), 3(14) (fols. 29–42), 4(18) (fols. 43–60), 5(10) (fols. 61–70), 6(12) (fols. 71–82) | 7(20) (fols. 83–102), 8(24+1?) (fols. 103–4, 108–130, fols. 105–7 being inserted slips; apparently one leaf added in the second half of the quire), 9(20) (fols. 131a-144, 146–151, fol. 145 being an inserted slip; fol. 151 is two leaves glued together), 10(16) (fols. 152, 154, 156–69, fols. 153, 155 being inserted slips), 11–12(12) (fols. 170–3, 174–194, fol. 174 being an inserted slip), 13(?12–1+1) (fols. 195–206: 1 apparently cancelled before fol. 194, and the half-sheet fol. 206 added at the end of the quire; fols. 199–200 misbound?) | 14–24(12) (fols. 207–338). Collation of fols. 83–206 (part B) sometimes uncertain.

Binding

Whittawed skin over boards, 15th century, damaged; sewn on three bands; 4+1 bosses on the back board, lost; strap-and-pin fastening, closing on the front board, lost; contents label on the front board.

Accompanying Material

In addition to the binding fragments described below, the volume contains a fifteenth-century Latin legal document used as an endleaf (fol. 339), a German document (?) (stub from a missing endleaf, after fol. 12), and some fragments of other documents or manuscripts (e.g. after fol. 109), all Latin and mostly with theological notes.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Two stages of assembly can be identified. In the first, parts A and B were brought together by the scribe of part B, who added additional texts and an index to part A (fols. 69rb-82vb), partly on an additional quire (fols. 71–82). In the second, parts A and B were bound with part C.

Erfurt, Carthusian abbey of St. Salvator: inscription, ‘Pertinet hic liber ad carthus' erfford'’ (front pastedown); ‘Carthusiensium prope Erfford' est hoc liber’, 15th century, fol. 1r; cf. 339v; identifiable as H 110 in the late-fifteenth-century catalogue (Mittelalterliche Bibliothekskataloge Deutschlands..., II, 422).

Friedrich Gottlieb Julius von Bülow: probably identifiable as no. 387 in the 1836 sale catalogue of his library ('AUGUSTJNUS DE ANCONA Super angelicam salutationem. - JOA. ANDRAE Tract. de sacramento altaris. - Sermones varii').

Sir William Hamilton, 1788–1856

Presented to the Bodleian Library by his sons and received in 1857. Former Bodleian shelfmark 'Addit. IV. A. 11' (front pastedown)

MS. Hamilton 56 – Part A (fols. 1–82)

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(front pastedown)

Table of contents for the whole volume, late fifteenth century

(fols. 1ra-66rb)
1.1.
Augustinus de Ancona, Tractatus de angelica annuntiatione
Rubric: Augustinus de Anchona super angelicam salutationem (rubric in the table of contents, front pastedown)
Incipit: Quatuor mihi tremorem ac timorem faciunt loqui de virgine gloriosa
Explicit: (fol. 65rb) in hora mortis nostre nobis acquirat salvatorem. Amen.

Stegmüller 1547, Zumkeller 136, both listing this manuscript.

1.2.

Fols. 65rb-66rb contain the table of quaestiones, as pr. in the 1590 edition, sig. Aa2–5.

Incipit: Missus est angelus Gabriel \a Deo/. Utrum conueniens fuerit angelum ad virginem mitti
Final rubric: Expliciunt tituli questionum super Ave Maria ...

Followed by a brief note on whether a preacher saying a falsehood sins.

(fols. 66r-74(c)v)
2.1. (fols. 66r-69r)
Quaestiones on the Assumption of the Virgin
Rubric: De assumptione virginis
Incipit: Sed hic triplex occurrit questio. Prima Quid post ascensionem filii sui ante suam assumptionem ipsa egerit
2.2. (fols. 69r-74(c)v)
Sermons on the Assumption
Rubric: De assumptione beate Marie semper virginis sermones boni [in blue]
(fols. 69r-71ra)
Incipit: Astitit regina a dextris tuis […] Pro impetranda gratia dicamus deuote Aue Maria. In hac cantilena dauitica introducitur mundi domina quadriformiter admiranda
Explicit: ut aduocet pro peccatoribus misericorditer, quam aduocacionem ut consequi mereamur […]

Cf. Graz, UB, MS. 295, fol. 250; HAB, Cod. Guelf. 159 Helmst., fol. 278v. The thema is preceded by other relevant themata.

Incipit: (fol. 71ra) Misit de excelso Archa eleuata est […] Hec archa est virgo maria, ratione sue clementie(?) et pietatis
Incipit: (fol. 71va) Assumpsit me \spiritus/ […] Hec sunt verba prophete dicta ad commendacionem istius benedicte assumpcionis
Incipit: (fol. 73va) Que est ista que ascendit […] Gloriam istius benedicte virginis, que coronam 12 stellarum splendentem habet
3. (fols. 75r-79v)
Alphabetical index to fols. 1–74
Incipit: \Abel/ | Abraham adorauit angelos | Accepcio personarum | Adam
4. (fols. 79v-82r)
Iohannes Andreae, Apparatus ad Clementinas (excerpts on 3.16 etc.: entitled in the table of contents 'Scripta quedam Johannis Andree de sacro Altare et ceteris multis')
Incipit: Nota omnia que hic subsequntur scribit Io(hannis) An(dree) in glosa super ca(usa)m unicum Si dominum in sanctis eius laudare iubemur
5.1. (fols. 82r-v)
Testamentum XII patriarcharum (excerpts)
Incipit: (fol. 82r) Ambulemus in simplicitate cordis quoniam per eam omnem beneplacentiam Dei perficimus

Text continues at fol. 193r in part B

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper, folded in quarto. Watermarks (fols. 1–70) lily with 8-pointed star; (fols. 71–82) indistinct
Foliation: Fifteenth-century foliation 1–82 in black ink, ignoring inserted slips.

Collation

Catchwords; quires apparently numbered on the bottom left of the final verso (often cropped away).

Layout

Fols. 1r-69rb: frame-ruled in ink; 2 columns, c. 43–46 lines. Ruled space 190–5 × 120 mm.

Fols. 69va-82rb: frame-ruled in ink; 2 columns, c. 54–8 lines (the index, fols. 75r-79v, c. 47 lines); ruled space 200 × 125 mm.

Hand(s)

Cursive, two hands: (a) fols. 1r-69rb, (b) fols. 69rb-82vb (the scribe of part B)

Decoration

2-line initials in blue; often not filled in.

1–2 line initials in red in the index.

Rubric in blue, fol. 69r

Additions: Marginal notes throughout.

History

Origin: 14th century, late, or 15th century, first quarter (watermark) ; Germany, perhaps (at least in part) Erfurt, Carthusian abbey

Provenance

For the possibility that scribe B was writing at Erfurt see the discussion under part B, below.

MS. Hamilton 56 – Part B (fols. 83–206)

Contents

Language(s): Latin

6. (fols. 83r-193r)
Sermons: de aduentu Christi siue de natiuitate; in die palmarum; in dedicatione ecclesiae; de corpore Christi; de apostolis Petri et Pauli; de sancto Benedicto; de sancto Bernardo; de visitatione; de electione priorum

Marginal annotation mostly of key words, used to construct the index (art 6.11)

6.1.
Rubric: Sermo aduentus Domini primus. aliter de natiuitate Christi.
Incipit: Videbunt filium hominis venientem in nubibus. Luc. 21. Unde dicit in sermone: Fratres mei non solum cogitetis aduentum domini quo veniet querere et et[sic] sal(uum) facere [Bernard, Serm. IV in adventu] […] Sicud enim primus aduentus fuit ad reformacionem animarum nostrarum, sic 2us ad reformacionem corporum nostrorum celebratur
Incipit: (fol. 84rb) Vtinam esset nobis arbiter Verba sunt beati iob secundum aliam translacionem, in quibus multum affectuose desiderat aduentum salvatoris
Incipit: (fol. 85ra) Medius vestrum stetit […] Unde secundum beatus augustinus in libro confessionum mediator inter deum et homines oportebat
Incipit: (fol. 86ra) Mittet eis propugnatorem […] Secundum Augustinus 4o de Trinitate capitulo penultimo filius missus est a patre. Sicud ergo pater genuit, filius genitus est. Ita congrue pater misit, filius missus est
Incipit: (fol. 87rb) Oscule me osculo […] Boecius dicit in 3o libro de consolatione philosophie quod mentibus hominum veri boni naturaliter est inserta cupiditas sed ad falsa deuius error inducit
6.2.
Rubric: In die palmarum
Incipit: (fol. 87vb) Occurrerunt ei honorifice […] Pro impetranda gracia. Occurrerunt. Secundum philosophum primo ethycorum honor semper debet optimis.
Incipit: (fol. 88va) Egredimini in montem […] Secundum beatum Bernardum in sermone hodierno necesse est ut loquimur hodie breuius propter angustiam temporis
Incipit: (fol. 89rb) Homines et iumenta […] Augustinus dicit in Ench. Credamus rerum creatarum celestium uel terrestrium, visibilium uel invisibilium
Incipit: (fol. 90vb) Ligans ad vitem asinam suam Gen 42 Dicit beatus bernharus Triplici morbo laborabat genus humanum
Incipit: (fol. 91vb) Acceperunt ramos palmarum […] Secundum philosophum primo ethycorum honor etc. patet ante in 6o folio in principio sermonis
Incipit: (fol. 92vb) Clamabant osanna […] Nota totum prothemata precedentis sermonis scilicet acceperunt ramos usque obuiam ei et clamabant osanna filio david. Huius honoris memoria
Incipit: (fol. 93vb) Ecce rex tuus venit tibi. Secundum beatum augustinum in libro de vera religione Tota vita christi in terris per hominem quem suscipere dignatus est, disciplina morum fuit, precipue humilitatem suam
6.3.
Rubric: Sequitur sermones in dedicatione ecclesiae. Sermo primus.
Incipit: (fol. 95rb) Inhabitabo in eis […] Que auctorias secundum apostolum 2 Cor. 6 sumitur ex Ezech. 37 capitulo aliter ex Leuit. 18 capitulo. Secundum sacros doctores in sacra scriptura triplex templum domini reperitur
Incipit: (fol. 96rb) Moyses sanctificauit […] Verba dicti thematis possumus intelligere vniuersaliter et particulariter. Vniuersaliter quidem pro tota ecclesia militanti
Incipit: (fol. 97ra) Ipsa est mulier que preparauit […] Hec verba dixit elieser famulus abhe de ysaac filio eius et rebecca sponsa euisdem filii domini sui. Quia ex promocione et iuuamine dei
Incipit: (fol. 98ra) Noui quod pulchra sis mulier Glosa dicit super verbo illo eiusdem libri Isaac accepit rebeccam vxorem quod coniugia patriarchum significant coniugium christi et ecclesie
Incipit: (fol. 99ra) Abraham fixit tabernaculum suum […] Secundum philosophum 1o Methaphisice Sapientis est ordinare. Unde de sapientissimo ordinacione
Incipit: (fol. 100vb) Lauda deum tuum syon […] Bernardus super cantica sermone xi O si quis haberet oculos apertos. Videre qua cura
Incipit: (fol. 102ra) Templum dei sanctum est […] Gregorius super cantica dicit Licet deus communi modo etc. patet ante 14 folio
6.4.
Rubric: Sequitur sermones de corpore christi
Rubric: Sermo primus. Etiam in die pasce in penthecosten aliter natiuitatis christi
Incipit: (fol. 103rb) Inuoluit illus scilicet corpus christi iesu in syndone munda Licet verba ista dicta quomodo ad litteram pertinent ad passionem domini
Incipit: (fol. 104ar) Pane nostrum cottidanum da nobis hodie Philosophus dicit in 2o de anima Nichil alitur quod non communicet vita. Quibus verbis intendit quod illud quod non habet vitam corporalem corporaliter non potest nutriri
Incipit: (fol. 108ra) Epulemur non in frumento veteri […] Secundum philosophum in 8 ethycorum Pessimum optimo contrarium est
Incipit: (fol. 109ra) Rex assuerus fecit grande conuiuium […] Ecclesia canit hodie Sit laus plena sit sonora
Incipit: (fol. 110ra) Qui manducat hunc panem viuet in eternum Ecclesia hodie canit Laudis thema specialis panis viuus et vitalis
Incipit: (fol. 110vb) Melchisedech saceros summi dei optulit panem et vinum Beatus bernardus dicit Felices vos dixerim o sacerdotes si tamen sacerdotaliter viuitis
Incipit: (fol. 111va) Manducauerunt et saturati sunt nimis Nota secundum Philosophum 2o de anima Nichil detrimentum patitur nec augetur phisici nisi alatur
Incipit: (fol. 112vb) Panis cor hominis confirmet Glosa dicit super primo verbo Iohannis 6 Ego sum panis vite Ego sum panis qui pasco donec pascos iungam vite. Pascos enim omnes principiis
Incipit: (fol. 114ra) Vinum letificat cor hominis Galienus dicit O quam benefecit deus quando vinum fecit nasci de vite quod animum letificat
Incipit: (fol. 115rb) Caro mea vere est cibus […] Hylarius dicit in 8 libro de trinitate de veritate sanguinis, patet ante 22 folio
Incipit: (fol. 116va) De comendente exiuit cibus […] Augustinus ut panem angelorum manducaret homo creator angelorum factus est homo. Hinc est quod corpus christi debet sumi per modum manducacionis
Incipit: (fol. 118ra) Dauid erat rufus et pulchrus […] In quibus verbis tria notantur, scilicet congruencia operationum suarum ad nostrarum
Incipit: (fol. 119rb) Confiteantur domine nomine eius et mirabilia eius […] Excitat nos david ad gratiarium accionem subiungens rationem
6.5.
Rubric: Sermones de apostolis petri et pauli
Incipit: (fol. 121vb) Mulier abscondit exploratores […] Pro inperpetua gratia, unde dicit honorius papa super cantica Cristus per similem dicitur sponsus
Incipit: (fol. 122va) Duo angeli venerunt Zodomam […] Augustinus dicit in libro q(uestionum) noui et veteris testamenti In potestate dantis est quando uel quantum velit misereri. Venit ergo deus
Incipit: (fol. 123va) Relictis omnibus secuti sunt eum Secundum philosophum 3o physicorum Perfectum est cui nihil deest. Primum enim opus
Incipit: (fol. 125arb) Cum sancto sanctus eris Istud propheticum in istis duobus apostolis completum est. Unde paulus qui fuit blasphemus et persecutor
Incipit: (fol. 125va) Lucetis sicud luminaria in mundo Cris(ostomus) dicit super primo verbo Mt 5 Vos estis lux mundi, Sicud doctores propter bonum conuersacionem
6.6.
Rubric: De sancto Benedicto
Incipit: (fol. 127va) Quicumque hanc regulam secuti fuerint […] Nota secundum boecium in topicis omnis lex fit propter comunem bonum
Incipit: (fol. 128va) Benedictus est […] Secundum philosophum in primo ethycorum Humana beatitudo est operacio secundum virtutem perfectam, quod sic declaratur Boni hominis est bene operari
Incipit: (fol. 130va) Pater noster es tu Boecius dicit in 4o libro de consolatione, Deus ex alta prouidencie specula respicit
6.7.
Rubric: Sequitur sermones de beato .n. sermo quartus de s. bernardus
Incipit: (fol. 132rb) Esdra scriba ingeniosus […] Secundum aristotelem primo peryar(mena)rium Sunt ea que sunt in voce earum que sunt in anima passionum note
Incipit: (fol. 133vb) Quomodo amplificemus Zorobabel Secundum philosophum 2o ethycorum virtus est habitus qui habentem perficit et opus eius bonum reddit. In hac enim auctoritate tria declaranda
Incipit: (fol. 135ara) Relicto in manu eius pallio […] Verba proposita historialiter intellecta scripta sunt de patriarcha ioseph
Incipit: (fol. 136avb) Jacob seruiuit pro rachel […] Secundum aristotelem in 2o physicorum finis est cuius causa aliqua fiunt, ut sanitas est causa finalis ambulandi
Incipit: (fol. 138ra) Amorem sequentis priori pretulit Historia narrat quod iacob patriarcha duxerat duas sorores quarum prima scilicet lya lippis erat oculis
Incipit: (fol. 139rb) Ad aquato grege osculatus est eam Boecius dicit in 3o de consolatione Deum esse ipsam beatitudinem necesse est confiteri. Ipse enim est
Incipit: (fol. 141ra) Erat vir Gen. 39. Philosophus in libro p(redicame)ntorum ponit virtute esse habitum. Quod idem ostendit in 4o physicorum
Incipit: (fol. 142vb) Letare cum muliere […] Aristoteles in 1o ethycorum dicit quod honor nichil aliud est quam quedam protestacio de excellencia bonitatis alicuius
Incipit: (fol. 143vb) Modo video Joh. 9. Hugo de sancto victore dicit in commento super angelicam ierarchiam Quemadmodum infirmi oculi solem nube tectum libere conspiciunt
Incipit: (fol. 146ava) Sortitus sum animam bonam Beatus Augustinus dicit in 2o de libero arbitrio virtus est bona qualitas mentis etc patet ante 44 folio
6.8.
Rubric: Sequitur sermones de visitacione. Sermo primus.
Incipit: (fol. 148rb) Exhortamini idem sapite Pro impetranda gratia etc. Secundum Philosophum 9 ethycorum virtuosus et studiosus sunt mensura et regula vnicuique
Incipit: (fol. 149rb) Voluimus venire ad vos […] Beatus Johannes Damascenus dicit in 2o libro Quod voluntarium est actum qui est operatio rationalis
Incipit: (fol. 150ra) Nolite deficere benefacientes Aristoteles dicit in primo ethycorum quod vna yrundo veniens non demonstrat ver

Followed (fol. 151rb) by a passage marked 'illud pertinet ante 59 folio', and (fols. 151rb-152va) by a deleted alphabetical index, only part of A, part of T and V-W surviving because two folios have been glued together to form the present fol. 151. The index is followed (fol. 151vb) by a passage beginning 'Nota secundum beatum Thomam super 2m sententiarum dist. 22'.

Rubric: De visitacione sermones. De monialibus.
Incipit: (fol. 152ra) Ortus conclusus fons signatus […] Hugo de sancto victore in libro suo de arra sponse alloquitur cuilibet fideli anime que christi sponsa dicitur
Incipit: (fol. 154rb) Non est hic alius nisi domus dei […] Beatus Ieronimus a scolis liberalium artium conuolans ad heremum sic scribit
Incipit: (fol. 156va) Plantauerat dominus deus paradisum […] Secundum boetium 4o de consolatione deus ex alta prouidencie specula, patet ante 46 folio
Incipit: (fol. 158rb) Perfruere vita cum uxore […] Aristoteles dicit in 8o ethycorum Multis esse amicum secundum perfectam amiciciam, que est propter bonum virtutis, non contingit
Incipit: (fol. 159rb) Gaudete in domino Phil. 3o. Philosophus dicit in x ethycorum quod delectabilissima est illa operatio que est secundum sapientiam
Incipit: (fol. 160(a)rb) Religio munda et immaculata […] Tullius dicit in 2o rethorice sue Religio est que cuidam superiori nature quam diuinam vocat[sic] cultum cereimoniamque affert
Incipit: (fol. 161va) Sol illuminas per omnia […] Plato dicit in thymeo, fecit deus rerum conditor lucem clarissimam quam solem vocamus
Incipit: (fol. 162rb) Omnia quecumque dixerunt […] Dicitur 7 q. j Monachorum vita subiectionis habet verbum et disciplinatus
Incipit: (fol. 163vb) Estote prudentes […] Secundum beatus iohannes damascenus libro 2o capitulo 4o Omnis malicia et immunde passiones ex demonibus excogitate sunt
Incipit: (fol. 165ra) Frater qui iuuatur a fratre […] Secundum auctorem libri de causis, omnis virtus vnita plus est infinita quam virtus multiplicata
Incipit: (fol. 166rb) Omnia honeste et secundum ordinem […] Beatus Augustinus in enchiridion dicit deus fecit
Incipit: (fol. 167rb) Descendit in ortum nucum […] Unde beatus bernardus dicit, O si talibus lignis edificetur domus mea quam custodio
Incipit: (fol. 168va) Videte quomodo caute ambuletis Secundum aristotelem in 6 ethycorum Prudentis videtur esse posse bene consiliari circa ipsa bona
Incipit: (fol. 169va) Ambuletis digne […] Beatus dyonisius dicit 4o capitulo de diuinis nominibus quod bonum est etc. patet ante 65 folio
Incipit: (fol. 170rb) De caritate fraternitatis non habuimus […] Secundum philosophum 2o ethycorum virtus est que bonum fecit habentem et opus eius bonum reddit
Incipit: (fol. 171rb) Humiluamur sed non confundimur Secundum ysidorum in libro ethymologiarum Superbus dictus quia super wlt videri quam est
Incipit: (fol. 172vb) Festinauimus videre faciem […] Beatus Augustinus dicit in primo libro de doctrina christiana quod omnes homines eque diligendi sunt
Incipit: (fol. 173va) In disciplina perseuerate Beatus Bernardus in libro de ordine vite et morum instruccione dicit Infelix est qui legem ite et discipline abicit
Incipit: (fol. 175rb) Labor vester non est inanis […] Secundum aristotelem in 2o physicorum finis est cuius causa etc., patet ante 52 folio
6.9.
Rubric: Sequuntur Sermones de Eleccione priorum
Incipit: (fol. 176vb) Quis erit electus […] Pro impetranda gratia dicamus aue maria. Secundum philosophum in 2o physicorum ars imitatur naturam in quantum potest
Incipit: (fol. 179va) Constitue nobis regem ut iudicet nos Secundum aristotelem libri de causis Omnis virtus unita etc., patet ante 77 folio
Incipit: (fol. 178va) Eligite vobis virum Secundum boetium 4o de consolatione, Prouidencia est ipsa diuina ratio in summo omnium prinicipe constituta
Incipit: (fol. 179vb) Eligite uobis virum Secundum aristotelem in 1o politicorum, homo naturaliter est animal politicum et ciuile
Incipit: (fol. 180vb) Eligite uobis virum Secundum aristotelem xij methace Totus mundus est quasi(?) vnum vnitate ordinis
6.10. (fols. 181v-182r)
List of the themata of the preceding sermons, keyed to the contemporary foliation.
6.11. (fols. 182r-193r)
Alphabetical index of key words
Incipit: Aa ... Abymeleth ... Abscondes eos ... Abstinentia
Explicit: Zodome iniquitas 39 | Zorobabel 49.

A working text, with erasures, corrections, and cross-references to other folios of the manuscript. The compiler and scribe seems to have been a Carthusian, as indicated by the contents of the election and visitation sermons, and by the index entry and associated marginal notes relating to Carthusians (e.g. fols. 160ar, 170r).

5.2.
(fols. 193r-203r)
Testamentum XII patriarcharum (excerpts)
Incipit: (fol. 193r-198v, 201r-203rb, text continues from 82v) Dico vobis filii mei ut fugiatis odium et adheretis dilectioni
Explicit: erit in vobis rex seculorum

Ending with I.vi (PG 2.1046). Contemporary notes indicate that fols. 199–200 are misplaced, with the text running from 198v to 201r.

(fols. 203rb-204v, 199r-200v, 205r-206v)
⟨De XII patriarcharum⟩
Incipit: Nota ossa omnium 12 patriarcharum sunt sepulta in ebron in spelunca duplici
Incipit: Ruben. Transcriptum eius De fornicatione. Et mortuus est ruben 130 anno vite sue
Explicit: et habitauerunt in egipto usque ad diem exitus eorum ex terra egipti scilicet per manum moysi

Contemporary notes indicate that fols. 199–200 are misplaced, and the order should be 204, 199–200, 205.

Added after parts A and B were brought together. Described in the table of contents as 'Extracta de testamento 12 patriarcharum'. On fol. 206v is a genealogical diagram of the patriarchs, preceded by an extract from 'Gwigo'.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper, folded in quarto. Watermarks indistinct: include bull's head, unidentified.
Foliation: Fifteenth-century foliation 1–117 in brown ink, ignoring the inserted sheets.

Layout

2 cols., c. 55–7 lines. Frame-ruled in faint leadpoint, ruled space 185–200 × 120–125 mm.

Hand(s)

Cursive by one hand (hand B of part A)

Decoration

None in the main text; underling and paraph marks in red.

1–2 line initials in red or blue in the index.

Additions: Marginal notes throughout.

History

Origin: 15th century (first half (?)) ; Germany, perhaps Erfurt, Carthusian abbey of St. Salvator

Provenance

The scribe and compiler was very probably a Carthusian (see the note at the end of art. 6 above), perhaps at Erfurt.

MS. Hamilton 56 – Part C (fols. 207–338)

Contents

Language(s): Latin

7. (fols. 207r-291v)
Sermones de sanctis
(fols. 207r-211v)
Rubric: Incipit iam sermo de sancta Maria Magdalena
Incipit: Non est talis super terram in aspectu et pulchritudine et in sensu verborum. Iudith xi. Verba proposita conuenienter assumuntur pro laude et preconio beate Marie Magdalene, in quibus verbis tripliciter commendatur et attollitur

Schneyer 2. 664 (Henricus de Friemar, 354)

(fols. 211v-216r)
Rubric: Sermo de sancto Iacobo

added in the margin

Incipit: Dilectus Deo et hominibus Moyses ... Recte per Moysen sanctus Iacobus intelligitur quia uterque ex aque assumptis

Schneyer 1. 655 (Bonaventura, 969); Schneyer 5. 386 (Servasanctus de Faenza, 166); Schneyer 7. 316 (Sermones Fratrum Min. Clm 7779 no. 273).

(fols. 216r-220v)
Rubric: De eodem sermo
Incipit: E⟨t⟩ erit sepulchrum eius gloriosum. Ysaie xi. Sicut patet ex superiorore et ad sensum cernimus tota die, nullius sancti sepulchrum sic est aput[sic] homines gloriosum

Schneyer 1. 655 (Bonaventura, 970); Schneyer 5. 386 (Servasanctus de Faenza, 167)

(fols. 220v-225v)
Rubric: Sermo de vinculis Petri

added in the margin

Incipit: Surge velociter. Act. xii. Cum liberatio Petri apostoli facta fuerit in die dominice incarnytionis[sic]

Schneyer 1. 655 (Bonaventura, 971)

(fols. 225v-231v)
Rubric: De sermone sancti Laurentio
Incipit: Probauit me quasi aurum quod transit per ignem. Iob 23. Miror ualde modo quare beatus Laurencius significatur in auro ignis in auro maximo calore probato

cf. Schneyer 1. 655 (Bonaventura, 972); Schneyer 5. 387 (Servasanctus de Faenza, 169)

(fols. 231v-236v)
Rubric: Sermo de eodem
Incipit: Igne me examinasti ... Ps. Inter omnia elementa ignis est actiuus eo quod plus ceteris habeat[sic] de forma et minus de materia

Schneyer 1. 656 (Bonaventura, 973); Schneyer 5. 387 (Servasanctus de Faenza, 170)

(fols. 237r-243r)
Rubric: Sermo de sancto Bartolomeo
Incipit: Aamice[sic] ascende superius. Luc. 14. Dicit[sic] Tulius[sic] et Valerius Maximus quod amicicia propinquitati prefertur eo quod a propinquitate amor removeri potest

Schneyer 1. 656 (Bonaventura, 974); Schneyer 5. 387 (Servasanctus de Faenza, 171)

(fols. 243r-247r)
Rubric: De eodem
Incipit: Posuisti Domine super caput eius coronam de lapide precioso. Psalmista triplex corona legitur esse in scriptura, una aurea, altera stellea, 3o vero lapidea

Schneyer 1. 656 (Bonaventura, 975); Schneyer 5. 387 (Servasanctus de Faenza, 172)

(fols. 247r-255r)
Rubric: De Assumptione
Incipit: Maria optimam partem elegit. Luc. x. Qui uero in assumpcione matris Domini

Unidentified

(fols. 255r-261r)
Rubric: De conuiuio Domini nostri
Incipit: Ut autem digne possumus ad conuiuium dominicum accedere debeamus nos vestire et preparare virtutibus predictis ne nobis dicatur 'Amice quomodo intrasti non habens vestem nuptialem' Mt. xxij. Ad Colos.

Unidentified

(fols. 261r-269v)
Rubric: De eodem
Incipit: Ad conuiuium vero sacramentale attende

Unidentified

(fols. 269v-273r)
Rubric: Exemplum seu sermo de dedicatione
Incipit: Vos estis templum Dei uiui […] ii Cor. iiiº. Verba proposita conuenienter possunt exponi de templo spirituali fidelis anime

Schneyer 2. 670 (Henricus de Friemar, 430); Schneyer 8. 782 (Anon. in Clm 28382, 46)

(fols. 273r-282v)
Rubric: De dedicatione
Incipit: Uidi ciuitatem sanctam Iherusalem […] Apocc. xxi. Verba proposita que scribuntur in epistula hodierna, spiritualiter intellecta possunt esse dicta in persona militantis ecclesie

Schneyer 2. 671 (Henricus de Friemar, 431)

(fols. 285r-288r)
Rubric: Sequitur sermo de sancto Matheo
Incipit: Notandum quod nos legimus Christum recubuisse in 4or domibus ad comedendum

Unidentified

(fols. 288r-291v)
Rubric: Item de sancto Matheo
Incipit: In nomine Domini amen. Notandum quod beatus Matheus spiritualiter secutus fuit Cristum

Unidentified

8. (fols. 291v-324v)
De octo beatitudinibus
Rubric: Tractatus bonus de 8 Beatitudinibus [added in the margin]
Incipit: Videns Ihesus turbas […] Math. Hodie sancta mater ecclesia ipsius sancti sanctorum nec non omnium quos sanctificauit sanctorum gloriam recolit sub vna celebritate
Explicit: merces fructus ventris Amen. […]
9. (fol. 325r-338v)
⟨Bernardino da Siena⟩, ⟨Sermo extraordinarius XVI: de mortuis⟩
Rubric: (fol. 324v) Sequitur iam sermo de mortuis nec non pro animabus […]
Incipit: Vidi mortuos magnos et pusillos […] Beatus Cris(ostomus) in symeone(?) [sic for sermone] de mortuis dicit verbum terribile de morientibus. Ait enim sic moriens cunctos salutat
Explicit: in paradiso erit contentus

Opera Omnia (1745), III.377–8, but varies from, and longer than, the text as printed (providing the full sermon?).

10. (fol. 338v)
Rubric: Sequitur iam sermo de sancta Elizabeth
Incipit: Considerauit semitas domus sue […] Prouerb. 31. Verba proposita convenienter assumitur in laudem et preconium in honorem beate Elisabeth

Ends imperfect due to loss of leaves. Marginal note: 'Vide istum sermonem pulchre completum in sermonibus Henrici de Frimaria'.

Schneyer 2. 670 (Henricus de Friemar, 423)

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper, folded in quarto. Watermarks (a) bull's head with six- or seven-petalled flower on rod of one line, indistinct, not identified; (b) (fols.315–338) bull's head with seven-petalled flower on rod of two lines, not identified.
Foliation: Fifteenth-century foliation 1–132 in brown ink.

Collation

Catchwords; quires numbered in arabic on the bottom middle of the final verso and the top right corner of the opening recto.

Layout

Written in 26–31 long lines. Frame-ruled in leadpoint, ruled space 135–145 × 85–90 mm.

Hand(s)

Cursive by one hand with many loopless forms.

Decoration

3-line initials in red.

Additions: Occasional marginal notes.

History

Origin: 15th century (middle (?)) ; German

MS. Hamilton 56 - fragments

Contents

Summary of Contents: The table of contents is pasted over a parchment pastedown containing German text. No entire words are visible though the text is clearly in German. This is the first of four other identifiable fragments of the same document in this manuscript. Other fragments are visible between fols. 12v-13r (the second stub), 326v-327r (the first stub), and as the rear pastedown.
Cartulary of the Carthusian convent in Erfurt
(fols. 12v-13r (stub 2))
Incipit: (recto) ans vom Eckirsberge Techand czu Nuwenburg | eyne gemeyne herberge czu mulhusz odir czu saltza war vns dy vorgenantin koufer odir
Incipit: (verso) magse vnd were dy vns der vorgenanten er berld koufer gutlich gantz | Jare an deme tage der heilgen Aposteln

This is evidently the continuation of the document underneath the paper pastedown on the inside front cover. The text is in two columns.

(326v-327r (stub 1))

Three lines of visible text on either side, in two columns.

Incipit: (recto) vorbaz an vnsern nutz vnd vromen wiszintlich gewant habin noch rate vnser frunde vnd dez selbin geldez | czusant worden Era dominorum de Saltza Antiquorum super pensio Guntheri gotschalci in Isenack
Incipit: (verso) gestrengin herre Ditherich von wytzeleiben er cze von Blyken Blywen ditherich von Bernwal ander lute den wol ist czu geloubin | yre nochkomen hene heischin vnd sullin vnd wollin dar Inleger halden alse lange biz diz der vorgenante Bernhard vnd sime erbin vorkoufer dy ansprache
(rear pastedown)
Incipit: (left-hand column) te Kylians tage Nach Cristi geburte dry hundirt iar In dem tzwei vnd achtzigestem jare |ntique littere super bonis in Saltza et censibus(?) | Reynhart ratgebe houbtman Czu Mulhu |
Explicit: (left-hand column) fyer hůnre jerlicher vnd ewiger gulde czu cristene vnd czu gebene alle jar vff sente Mi hels tag in dren Milen von der stad czu Saltza
Incipit: (right-hand column) dez czu warem orkunde vnser icklich eygin Ingesigel an des brief by dez vorgenantin vorkoufers Insegil wiszintlichin laszen hengin · vnd ich vorgenanten Reynhard Ratgebe vorkoufer
Explicit: (right-hand column) Item Ekkehard goszwin gebt von eyme vyrteile landes eyn vyrteil weyszis eyn vyrteil rocken vnd eyn vyrteil gersten Item Heinrich heyse gebit von eyme vyrteil swides

The rear pastedown contains the final, and most complete, of the four fragments of the same document preserved in the binding of this manuscript. Two columns are visible; in each 21 lines of text are visible. The document has been cut at the left with loss of text.

Stephen Mossmann in 2003 identified the text as relating to the Fransiscan house in Erfurt, but the word 'Car...user' is clearly visible, left column, lines 9–10 from bottom.

Language(s): German

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Layout

Ruled in ink for 2 columns of more than 21 lines.

Hand(s)

Cursive

Decoration

None

History

Origin: 15th century ; Germany, presumably Erfurt, Carthusians

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description by Tuija Ainonen and Matthew Holford (June 2020, rev. March 2021), except for the fragments in German, described by Stephen Mossman, c. 2003. Previously described in the Summary Catalogue.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

2021-03: Revised description with changes to physical description including collation, watermarks; dating; fragments.