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MS. Laud Misc. 155b

Summary Catalogue no.: 900

Contents

This description is abbreviated from Daniela Mairhofer, Medieval Manuscripts from Würzburg in the Bodleian Library, Oxford: A Descriptive Catalogue (Oxford, 2014), pp. 487-514. For purposes of scholarly citation, reference to the printed catalogue is requested.

(fols. 1ra-220vb)
Homiliary

The present compilation of homilies from the Fathers not known from other manuscripts; all identifiable (as indicated below), many from the Homiliarius doctorum often ascribed to Paul the Deacon, in most cases however considerably shortened. Feasts often indicated at the beginning of a text.

(fol. 2ra) Temporale, beginning with Christmas Eve and including the Purification (2 February); (fol. 134rb) principal feasts of the Sanctorale after Pentecost; (fol. 177vb) homily in nativitate BMV (impf.; between fols 177/178 (quires xxiv & xxv), one or more quires went probably missing, before the foliation was inserted); (fol. 178ra) Advent. (fol. 198va) Additional homilies for the Sundays from Septuagesima to Passiontide, (fol. 216vb) the homily In passione dni, end impf.; (fol. 217ra) passion of St Juliana (16 February), impf.

Eight leaves missing at the beginning, see the 15th-cent. foliation.

(fol. 1ra-vd)

List of contents, on an added fifteenth-century leaf (bifolium, counterpart cancelled, fol. iii glued to the stub).

(fol. 2ra)

In nocte nativit. dni

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 1.24

(fol. 2va)

In nativitate dni

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 1.25

(fol. 6ra)

De s. Stephano

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 1.30

(fol. 7ra)

De s. Iohanne apostolo

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 1.33

(fol. 9rb)

De s. Innocentibus

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 1.36

(fol. 10vb)

Dnca infra octav. nativit. dni

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 1.41a

(fol. 12ra)

In octavam nativit. dni

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 1.40

(fol. 13vb)

In vigilia epiphaniae dni

⟨Ps.-Maximus of Turin⟩, serm. 5

(fol. 15vb)

In epiphania dni

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 1.48

(fol. 15vb)

In octava epiphaniae

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 1.49

(fol. 20ra)

Dnca 1 post epiph. dni

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 1.59

(fol. 21vb)

Fer. 4 post dncam 1 post epiph. dni

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 1.58

(fol. 23vb)

Dnca 2 post epiph. dni

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 1.60

(fol. 25va)

Fer. 4 post dncam 2 post epiph. dni

Bede, ⟨Commentary on Luke⟩, 2. 4:14–18

(fol. 27rb)

Dnca 3 post epiph. dni

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 1.61

(fol. 29ra)

Dnca 4 post epiph. dni

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 1.64

(fol. 31ra)

In purificatione BMV

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 1.67

(fol. 33rb)

Dnca in Septuagesima

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 1.69

(fol. 35ra)

Dnca in Sexuagesima

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 1.71

(fol. 37rb)

Dnca in Quinquagesima

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 1.73

(fol. 39ra)

Dnca 1 in Quadrages.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 1.76

(fol. 41ra)

Dnca 2 in Quadrages.

Bede, Homiliae evangelii, hom. 1. 22

(fol. 43ra)

Dnca 3 in Quadrages.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 1.90

(fol. 45ra)

Dnca 4 in Quadrages.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 1.92

(fol. 47ra)

Dnca 1 in passione dni

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 1.94

(fol. 49rb)

Dnca 2 in passione dni

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 1.97

(fol. 51va)

In Sabbato sancto

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 2.2

(fol. 53va)

Dnca resurrectionis dni

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 2.5

(fol. 57va)

Fer. 2 post pascha

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 2.9

(fol. 59ra)

Fer. 3 post pascha

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 2.10

(fol. 60va)

Fer. 4 post pascha

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 2.11

(fol. 61vb)

Fer. 5 post pascha

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 2.12

(fol. 63ra)

Fer. 6 post pascha

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 2.13

(fol. 64rb)

Sabb. post pascha

Gregory the Great, Homiliae XL in evangelia, hom. 2. 22

(fol. 65vb)

Dnca in octava paschae

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 2.15

(fol. 68ra)

Dnca 2 post pascha

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 2.20

(fol. 69vb)

Dnca 3 post pascha

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 2.21

(fol. 71vb)

Dnca 4 post pascha

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 2.22

(fol. 73vb)

In Letania maiore

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 2.17

(fol. 75rb)

cf. Bede, ⟨Commentary on Luke⟩, 3. 11:5–9

(fol. 77ra)

De s. Philippo et Iacobo

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 2.23

(fol. 79ra)

In pascha annotina

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 2.16

(fol. 81ra)

Dnca 5 post pascha

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 2.24

(fol. 84ra)

Dnca pentecostes et de spiritu sancto

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 2.33

(fol. 86rb)

Fer. 2 post pent.

⟨Ps.-Bede⟩, ⟨Commentary on John⟩, cap. 3. Here ascribed to Augustine.

(fol. 88ra)

Fer. 3 post pent.

⟨Ps.-Bede⟩, ⟨Commentary on John⟩, cap. 10. Here ascribed to Augustine.

(fol. 89vb)

Fer. 4 post pent.

⟨Ps.-Bede⟩, ⟨Commentary on John⟩, cap. 6. Here ascribed to Augustine.

(fol. 91vb)

Fer. 5 post pent.

Bede, ⟨Commentary on Luke⟩, 3. 9:1–5

(fol. 93vb)

Fer. 6 post pent.

Bede, ⟨Commentary on Luke⟩, 2. 5:17–21

(fol. 95va)

Sabb. post pent.

Bede, ⟨Commentary on Luke⟩, 2. 4:38–42

(fol. 97va)

Dnca 1 post pent.

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

(fol. 98vb)

Dnca 2 post pent.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 2.38

(fol. 99vb)

Dnca 3 post pent.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 2.39

(fol. 101ra)

Dnca 4 post pent.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 2.37

(fol. 102vb)

Dnca 5 post pent.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 2.57

(fol. 104va)

Dnca 6 post pent.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 2.58

(fol. 106ra)

Dnca 7 post pent.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 2.60

(fol. 107va)

Dnca 8 post pent.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 2.61

(fol. 109ra)

Dnca 9 post pent.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 2.62

(fol. 110va)

Dnca 10 post pent.

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

(fol. 112rb)

Dnca 11 post pent.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 2.64

(fol. 113va)

Dnca 12 post pent.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 2.69

(fol. 114vb)

Dnca 13 post pent.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 2.63

(fol. 116va)

Dnca 14 post pent.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 2.74

(fol. 117vb)

Dnca 15 post pent.

Augustine, ⟨De sermone domini in monte⟩ 2. 14. 47–15. 50

(fol. 119rb)

Fer. 4 mensis septimi

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 2.82

(fol. 120va)

Fer. 6 mensis septimi

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 2.84

(fol. 120vb)

Sabb. mensis septimi

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 2.86

(fol. 122ra)

Dnca 16 post pent.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 2.76a

(fol. 123rb)

Dnca 17 post pent.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 2.80

(fol. 124va)

Dnca 18 post pent.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 2.90. Here ascribed to Augustine.

(fol. 126ra)

Dnca 19 post pent.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 2.89

(fol. 127va)

Dnca 20 post pent.

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

(fol. 128vb)

Dnca 21 post pent.

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

(fol. 130rb)

Dnca 22 post pent.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 2.94a

(fol. 131va)

Dnca 23 post pent.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 2.95

(fol. 132vb)

Dnca 24 post pent.

Bede, ⟨Commentary on Luke⟩, 3. 8:40–43

(fol. 134rb)

In vigilia s. Iohannis Baptistae

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 2.40

(fol. 140ra)

De s. Iohanne Baptista

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 2.44

(fol. 142ra)

In vigilia s. Petri et Pauli

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 2.45

(fol. 149va)

De s. Paulo

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 2.53

(fol. 151va)

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 2.54. Here ascribed to Bede.

(fol. 153ra)

Passio maior s. Kiliani (BHL 4661), cap. 2–10

(fol. 156ra)

De s. Kiliano. Lemma only.

(fol. 156ra)

De septem fratribus

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 2.124. Here ascribed to Bede.

(fol. 157vb)

De s. Maria Magdalena

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 2.12

(fol. 159ra)

Passio s. Iacobi apostoli (BHL 4057)

(fol. 161ra)

De s. Iacobo

Bede, Homiliae evangelii, hom. 2. 21

(fol. 162rb)

De s. Laurentio

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 2.65

(fol. 163va)

De s. Laurentio

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 2.67

(fol. 164va)

De s. Laurentio

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 2.68. Here ascribed to Bede.

(fol. 165vb)

In assumptione BMV

Ps.-Maximus of Turin, serm. 12 (= Ps.-Ildefonsus of Toledo, serm. 7)

(fol. 167vb)

In assumptione BMV

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 2.70

(fol. 169rb)

Passio s. Bartholomaei (cf. BHL 1002a)

(fol. 171rb)

De s. Bartholomaeo

Bede, ⟨Commentary on Luke⟩, 6. 22:24–27 (= Ps.-Bede, Homiliae evangelii, hom. 3. 60)

(fol. 172vb)

In decollatione s. Iohannis Baptistae

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 2.73

(fol. 174rb)

In nativitate BMV

Song of Songs 1:2 - 5:1.

(fol. 176va)

In nativitate BMV

⟨Hrabanus Maurus⟩, ⟨Commentary on Matthew⟩ 1. 1:1–1:2, imperfect. Here ascribed to Bede.

One or several quires went missing between fols 177/178 (= quires xxiv & xxv), some time between the late 12th and the 15th century (before the foliation was added).

(fol. 178ra)

Dnca in adventu dni

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 1.6

(fol. 179va)

Dnca 2 adv.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 1.3

(fol. 181rb)

Infra Adventvm. De incarnatione Domini

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 1.9

(fol. 183va)

Dnca 3 adv.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 1.5

(fol. 189va)

Dnca 4 adv.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 1.8

(fol. 192vb)

Fer. 6 post dncam 3 adv.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 1.12

(fol. 195va)

Sabb. post dncam 3 adv.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 1.13

(fol. 198ra)

Letter, 1172–1180: the Dean and Chapter of Würzburg Cathedral, under Dean P(ersius), communicate their position regarding the appeal of a certain canon S(igiloh) to the Cathedral Chapter of Mainz (Johanek, Brief, ed. at pp. 33–34). Inserted by a single hand.

(fol. 198va)

Dnca in Septuagesima.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 1.68

(fol. 200rb)

Dnca in Sexagesima.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 1.70

(fol. 202ra

Dnca in Quinquagesima.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 1.72

(fol. 203vb)

Dnca 1 in Quadrages.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 1.74

(fol. 205ra)

Dnca 2 in Quadrages.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 1.85

(fol. 206vb)

Dnca 3 in Quadrages.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 1.88

(fol. 208vb)

Dnca 4 in Quadrages.

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 1.91

(fol. 210rb)

Dnca 1 in passione dni

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 1.93

(fol. 211vb)

Dnca 2 in passione dni

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 1.96

(fol. 213ra)

Dnca in passione dni

Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarius Doctorum 1.100

Between fols 214/215 two bifolia missing, lost some time after the 15th-cent. foliation was inserted. As suggested by the entry in the index (fol. 1vd), one or more sermons In passione dni are missing.

(fol. 215ra)

Passio s. Mercurii (BHL 5934), impf., cap. 6–10

(fol. 217ra)

Passio s. Iulianae (cf. BHL 4522)

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i (modern paper) + i (17th-cent. paper) + 1 (15th-cent. parchment) + 220 + 1 (15th cent. parchment) + i (modern paper), foliated i-iii, 1-222.
Dimensions (leaf): c. 400-11 × 310-15 mm.
(trimmed)
Foliation: 15th-century foliation 9-229 (35 double, 102 omitted).

Layout

2 cols. of mostly 25-31 lines (fol. 1, 4 columns of 35 lines). Ruled space c. 290-310 × 204-18 mm.

Partly ruled in hard point.

Partly ruled in lead point.

Hand(s)

Protogothic script by several hands.

Fol. 1ra-vd: textualis.

Decoration

Good initials. (P&A i. 89)

Rubrics in red.

Binding

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

Accompanying Material

(fol. 221r-v) fragment of ⟨Huguccio of Pisa⟩, ⟨Derivationes⟩, s. xv2; part of a bifolium, probably the lower pastedown of an earlier binding.

History

Origin: German, Würzburg (St. Kylian (?)) ; 12th century, second half

Provenance and Acquisition

Written at Würzburg, Domstift St Kilian, to judge by the inclusion of the Passio s. Kiliani, and also the inserted letter on fol. 198ra–rb.

Würzburg, Domstift St Kilian, 15th century: the 15th-cent. foliation consisting of black roman numerals is identical in style with that of MS. Laud Misc. 157, which has an ex-libris inscription of the Domstift on fol. 227v.

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

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