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MS. Laud Misc. 383

Summary Catalogue no.: 1285

Contents

Language(s): Latin

1. (fols. 1r-73r)
Augustine, De Genesi ad litteram (bks. 1-11)
Rubric: Incipit Exameron Augustini episcopi ex Car.
Incipit: Omnis diuina scriptura bipertita est
Explicit: sicut oporteret. Explicit.
2. (fols. 73r-77r)
Ps.-Seneca; Ps.-Paul, Epistolae

Preceded (fol. 73r-v) by Jerome's Vita Senecae ( = De viris illustribus, c. 12)

Rubric: Ieronimus in catalogo uirorum illistrium
Incipit: ⟨L⟩ucius annus seneca cardubensis fotini stoici discipulus
Explicit: a nerone interfectus est
Final rubric: Finiunt uerba Ieronimi
Rubric: Incipiunt epistule Senatoris S. ad Paulum apostolum et Pauli ad Senecam
Incipit: ⟨S⟩eneca Paulo salutem. Credo tibi paule nuntiatum
Explicit: ad deum istinc properantem. Vale semper karissime nobis. Data kal. augusti
3. (fols. 77r-81v)
⟨Martin of Braga (Ps.-Seneca)⟩, ⟨Formulae uitae honestae⟩ (extract)
Incipit: ⟨Q⟩uatuor uirtutum species multorum sapientium sententiis diffinite sunt
Explicit: tibi postula impertiri
4. (fols. 81v-85v)
⟨Ps.-Seneca⟩, ⟨Prouerbia⟩
Incipit: ⟨A⟩lienum est omne quicquid optando euenit. Ab alio expectes alteri quod feceris.
Explicit: Timidus cautum se uocat sordidus parcum. Turpia ne dixeris paulatim enim pudor rerum per uerba discutitur. | Displicere enim malis laudabile est.
5. (fols. 85v-91v)
Regula S. Augustini ad seruos Dei
Rubric: Ammonitio beati Augustini
Incipit: ⟨H⟩ec sunt qui ut oberuetis precipimus
Explicit: ut ei debitum dimittatur et in temptationem ne inducatur

Followed, fols. 91v-92r, by an added passage of admonitions:

Incipit: Et orate pro inuicem ut saluemini multum enim valet deprecatio iusti asidua. Sed ante omnia memores estote ut caritatem fraternitatis
Explicit: vos hoderunt ut sitis filii patris uestri qui in celis est

Most of fol. 92r blank; fols. 92v-93r blank.

6. (fols. 93v-134r)
⟨Ps.-Augustine⟩, ⟨Dialogus quaestionum LXV⟩

Capitula (fols. 93v-95r)

Incipit: ⟨L⟩icet multi et probatissimi uiri
Explicit: qui preesse desiderat non prodesse. Explicit. Amen.
Colophon: Uenimus ad portum nimio sudore libelli
7. (fol. 134r-v)
Similitudines per quas potest Christianus firmiter fidem catholicam credere et cognoscere (CPL 1756)
Rubric: Incipiunt similitudines per quas potest Christianus firmiter fidem catholicam credere et cognoscere. Amem.
Incipit: Vnus deus pater ex quo omnia et unus iesus christus per quem omnia
Explicit: ipsa caritas quam abet pater in filio et filius in patre

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 134 fols.
Dimensions (leaf): 223 × 168 mm.
Dimensions (written): 170 × 118 mm.

Decoration

Initial. (P&A i. 45)

History

Origin: 11th century ; German

Provenance and Acquisition

Identifiable as b 22 in the Eberbach library catalogue of 1502.

William Laud, 1573-1645, 1638.

Part of his third donation to the Bodleian, 1639.

Record Sources

Description adapted (Oct. 2019) by Matthew Holford (with additional description of textual content) from the following sources:
Nigel F. Palmer, Zisterzienser und ihre Bücher: die mittelalterliche Bibliotheksgeschichte von Kloster Eberbach im Rheingau (Regensburg, 1998), p. 294 [physical description, date, provenance]
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, I (1966), no. 45 [decoration, localization]
H. O. Coxe, Laudian Manuscripts, Quarto Catalogues II, repr. with corrections, 1969, from the original ed. of 1858-1885 [contents, localization, acquisition]

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

2019-10-22: Description revised for Polonksy German.