MS. Lat. liturg. g. 8
Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)
Calendar, Litany, Office of the Dead, and private devotions; English, 15th century, second quarter
Language(s): Latin with a little English (fol. vii)
The section on confession is chiefly taken from Peniteas cito (P.L.207 col. 1153–6), supplemented by verses on reserved cases, including (fol. iii) Deditus esurie (sic), faciens incendia, falsi, Walther, Alphab. Verzeichnis no. 4210.
Brown-Robbins, Index no. 1502, in English verse, with Latin translation, followed by weather verses
Fol. xvi, xvii are blanks cut from an earlier MS. On fol. xvii verso is pasted a piece of parchment from the beginning of a Psalter, 12th–13th cent.
with the St. Albans series of responds, for which see The monastic breviary of Hyde, ed. Tolhurst, vi. 110 (Henry Bradshaw Soc. 1941–2)
pr. Sarum Horae, Paris 1536, fol. lxxxi
pr. Wilmart, Auteurs spirituels, pp. 114–24. The text is of his B type
Chevalier, Repertorium no. 24399
Chevalier no. 1710
Chevalier no. 6810
Chevalier no. 19438
Fol. 62v–3r blank.
18 long lines
Good borders, initials. (P&A iii. 934)
Illuminated initials in gold, blue, pink, larger initials with partial border fol. 25v, 36v, 41v
remains of 19th cent. calf binding
Provenance and Acquisition
The calendar, litany and prayer of All Saints (fol. 57) all show saints of Tynemouth Priory, a cell of St. Albans. The calendar and litany closely resemble MS. Gough liturg. 18 (S.C. 18332), which is also from Tynemouth.
'Dominus Robertus Blakeney huius libri est possessor', he was the last prior of Tynemouth
'Dom Wylliam ... habet'
Sir John Lawson of Brough (see Hist. MSS. Comm. 3rd Rep. App. p. 255)
C. W. Dyson Perrins, his sale, Sotheby's, 11 April 1961, lot 123
Dismembered after the sale: when the MS. was sold it contained a French 14th cent. Psalter between the calendar and the litany. Photographs of the pages with historiated initials are kept with the manuscript. In MS. Gough liturg. 18 the calendar and litany were added in the 15th cent. to a 14th cent. Psalter.