A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Laud Misc. 153

Summary Catalogue no.: 1165

Contents

This description is abbreviated from Daniela Mairhofer, Medieval Manuscripts from Würzburg in the Bodleian Library, Oxford: A Descriptive Catalogue (Oxford, 2014), pp. 470-83. For purposes of scholarly citation, reference to the printed catalogue is requested.

(fols. 1va-142va)
Homiliary

Fourteen quires missing at the beginning.

(fol. 6vb)

In pentecoste.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum, 2.31

(fol. 12ra)

⟨Ps.-⟩Augustine, serm. 185

(fol. 12vb)

⟨Ps.-⟩Augustine, serm. 184

(fol. 13rb)

⟨Ps.-⟩Augustine, serm. 182

(fol. 16ra)

Ps.-John Chrysostom, In pentecosten, serm. 1

(fol. 21rb)

⟨Ps.-⟩Augustine, serm. 183

(fol. 22va)

Augustine, serm. 271⟩

(fol. 28ra)

Fer. 2 post pent.

Incipit: Dixit ihesus discipulis suis. Sic deus dilexit mundum … uitam ęternam. Et reliqua. [Io 3:16] Salvator noster fratres karissimi. quia ad redemptionem humani generis in hunc mundum uenit. satis euidenter euangelicis sermonibus per semet ipsum nobis insinuare

Ascribed to Augustine.

(fol. 29vb)

Fer. 3 post pent.

Incipit: Dixit ihesus discipulis suis. Amen amen dico uobis. qui non intrat per ostium … educit eas. Et reliqua [Io 10:1–3] Personas quas hic dominus posuit. nosse nos fratres karissimi conuenit. Ostium ergo et pastorem. hic christum intelligere debemus. ostiarium uero spiritum sanctum

Ascribed to Augustine.

(fol. 31rb)

Fer. 4 post pent.

Incipit: Dixit ihesus discipulis suis. Nemo potest uenire ad me … traxerit eum. Et reliqua. [Io 6:44] Quid hic dicimus fratres? Si trahimur ad christum. ergo inuiti credimus. uiolentia exhibetur. non uoluntas excitatur

Ascribed to Augustine.

(fol. 32vb)

Fer. 5 post pent.

Incipit: Conuocatis ihesus duodecim discipulis suis. dedit illis uirtutem et potestatem … curarent. Et reliqua [Lc 9:1] Modo fratres karissimi. cum euangelium legeretur audiuimus. quia conuocatis dominus duodecim apostolis. dedit illis uirtutem et potestatem

Ascribed to Bede.

(fol. 34rb)

Fer. 6 post pent.

Incipit: Factum est in una dierum. et ihesus sedebat … sanandum eos. Et reliqua. [Lc 5:17] Dominus ac redemptor noster fratres dilectissimi. multis signis et uariis uirtutibus. salutem humani generis operatus

Ascribed to Jerome.

(fol. 36vb)

Sabb. post pent.

Incipit: Surgens ihesus de synagoga. introiuit in domum symonis … febribus. Et reliqua [Lc 4:38] Si virum superius a demonio liberatum. moraliter animum inmunda cogitatione purgatum signare dixerimus

Ascribed to Jerome.

(fol. 38ra)

Dnca in octav. pent.

⟨Chromatius⟩, serm. 18 & 18A

(fol. 39va)

⟨Ps.-⟩Augustine, serm. 232

(fol. 40vb)

⟨Ps.-⟩Augustine, serm. 113

(fol. 42ra)

⟨Ps.-⟩Augustine, serm. 236

(fol. 43vb)

⟨Ps.-⟩Augustine, serm. 237

(fol. 45ra)

⟨Ps.-⟩Augustine, serm. 238

(fol. 47ra)

⟨Ps.-⟩Augustine, serm. 239

(fol. 55ra)

Gregory the Great, Homiliae XL in evangelia, hom. 2. 40

(fol. 62va)

Dnca 2 post pent.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum, 2.38

(fol. 68vb)

Dnca 3 post pent.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum, 2.39

(fol. 77rb)

Dnca 4 post pent.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum, 2.37

(fol. 79ra)

Dnca 5 post pent.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum, 2.57

(fol. 81ra)

Dnca 6 post pent.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum, 2.58

(fol. 82va)

Dnca 8 post pent.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum, 2.61

(fol. 89ra)

Dnca 9 post pent.

Augustine, serm. 113

(fol. 93va)

Dnca 10 post pent.

Gregory the Great, Homiliae XL in evangelia, hom. 2. 39

(fol. 99ra)

Dnca 11 post pent.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum, 2.64

(fol. 100rb)

Dnca 12 post pent.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum, 2.69

(fol.103ra)

Dnca 13 post pent.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum, 2.63

(fol. 105rb)

Dnca 14 post pent.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum, 2.74

(fol. 107ra)

Dnca 15 post pent.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum, 2.75a, immediately followed by 2.75b.

(fol. 108vb)

Dnca 16 post pent.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum, 2.76a

(fol. 110rb)

Dnca 17 post pent.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum, 2.80

(fol. 114ra)

In mense Septembri. Fer. 3.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum, 2.81

(fol. 113ra)

Fer. 4

Bede, ⟨Commentary on Luke⟩, 3. 9:37–42

(fol. 114ra)

Fer. 5

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum, 2.83

(fol. 115rb)

Fer. 6

Gregory the Great, Homiliae XL in evangelia, hom. 2. 33

(fol. 120ra)

Sabb.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum, 2.85

(fol. 121ra)

Dnca 18 post pent.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum, 2.86

(fol. 127ra)

Dnca 19 post pent.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum, 2.89

(fol. 130va)

Dnca 20 post pent.

Gregory the Great, Homiliae XL in evangelia, hom. 2. 38

(fol. 138va)

Dnca 21 post pent.

Gregory the Great, Homiliae XL in evangelia, hom. 2. 28

(fol. 140rb)

Dnca 22 post pent.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum, 2.94a, immediately followed by 2.94b.

(fol. 141rb)

Dnca 23 post pent.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum, 2.95

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 142 + i leaves, foliated i, 1-143
Dimensions (leaf): c. 462-81 × 357-61 mm.
Foliation: Fifteenth-century foliation 1-143 in roman numerals (55, 76, 77 omitted, 78 double).

Layout

Ruled in lead point, 2 cols. of usually 30 lines. Ruled space c. 362-70 × c. 243-8 mm.

Hand(s)

Fols. 2ra-141vb: German protogothic by one scribe.

Fol. 1va-b: beginning of the first sermon supplied by a contemporary scribe.

Fol. 142ra-va: imperfect final homily supplemented by a fifteenth century textus quadratus.

Decoration

Fine borders, historiated and other initials. (P&A i. 79, pl. VII)

Fol. 1: added leaf, with different scribe and artist.

Rubrics in red.

Binding

Brown tanned calf over laminated pulpboard for Abp. Laud, 1637–1639.

History

Origin: German ; 12th century, third quarter

Provenance and Acquisition

Würzburg, Domstift St Kilian (?): fifteenth-century foliation similar to MSS. Laud Misc. 155b, 157, 163, (less so) 305.

William Laud, 1573-1645: his ex libris, 1636, fol. 1v.

Given to the Bodleian as part of his third donation, dispatched on 28 June 1639.

Record Sources

See above. Previously described in the Quarto Catalogue (H. O. Coxe, Laudian Manuscripts, Quarto Catalogues II, repr. with corrections, 1969, from the original ed. of 1858-1885).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)

Bibliography