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MS. Rawl. A. 411

Summary Catalogue no.: 11293

Homiliary; English, 13th century, second quarter or middle

Contents

(fols. 1r-84v)
Homiliary for Lent (?) (imperfect)

From Ash Wednesday, ending imperfect due to loss of leaves with Wednesday after the fourth Sunday in Lent. Authors named are Rabanus Maurus (fols. 2r, 9v, 43r, 45v, 56r, 57r), Bede (fol. 6v, 51r, 54r, 71v), Gregory (fol. 8r), Augustine (fol. 11v, 16v, 23v, 50r, 61r, 67r, 74r, 77r, 82v), Chrysostom (fol. 29v), 'Albinus' (fol. 47r). Fols. 74-6 are inserted leaves with an alternative sermon for Monday after the fourth Sunday.

1. (fols. 2r-3v)
Incipit: Queritur quomodo conveniat Quod matheus ipsum centurionem acessisse ad dominum dicat
Explicit: perfecta dilectio foras mittat timorem.
Raban Maur, Commentarium in Matthaeum,

lib. III., cap. VIII (PL 107.856D-860C)

2. (fols. 3v-6v)
2.1.
Incipit: Multi precepta dei inbecillitate sua non sanctorum viribus estimantes putant esse impossibilia que precepta sunt et dicunt virtutibus
Explicit: quae ad veterem legem pertinet, hinc intelligitur
Raban Maur, Commentarium in Matthaeum,

lib. II, cap. VI (PL 107.829D-833A)

2.2.
Explicit: quam multi homines eos eciam a quibus diliguntur oderunt sicut luxuriosi filii parentes cohercitores luxurie sue

Unidentified.

2.3.
Incipit: Ascendit aliquem gradum qui proximum diligit
Explicit: solo et puro amore sapientiae?
Raban Maur, Commentarium in Matthaeum,

lib. II, cap. Vf. (PL107.814A-816D)

3. (fols. 6v-8r)
Rubric: Homilia venerabilis Bedae
4. (fols. 8r-9v)
Rubric: Homilia beati Gregorii
5. (fols. 9v-11v)
Incipit: Ergo proxime pascha facturus et tradendus cruci et illudendus ab hominibus
Explicit: Omnes inquit, angeli venient cum eo. Quia tunc si quod
Raban Maur, Commentarium in Matthaeum,

lib. VII, XXV (PL 107.1095D-1096D); ? (fols. 10r-11v)

6. (fols. 11v-13v)
Rubric: Homilia Augustini
7. (fols. 13v-16v)
Incipit: Hic signa postulant quasi qui viderint signa non fuerint Set in alio evangelista quid petunt plenius
Explicit: si per ejus vocem amor Domini in proximi mente generatur.
Raban Maur, Commentarium in Matthaeum,

lib. IV, cap. XII (PL 107.932D-938B)

8. (fols. 16v-23v)
Rubric: Homilia beati Augustini
9. (fols. 23v-27r)
Rubric: Homilia beati Augustini
10. (fols. 27r-29v)
Rubric: Homilia Leonis papae
11. (fols. 29v-35v)
Rubric: Homilia Leonis papae e translatione Johannis Chrysostomi
12. (fols. 35v-43r)
Rubric: Homilia beati Augustini
13. (fols. 43r-45v)
Incipit: Quid manusetius quid benignius domino Temptatur a phariseis
Explicit: qui provide se de benefactis humiliat, exaltabitur ab eo.
Raban Maur, Commentarium in Matthaeum,

lib. VII, cap. XXIII (PL 107.1065A-1068D)

14. (fols. 45v-46v)
Incipit: Redemptor noster previdens ex passione sua discipulorum animos perturbandos
Explicit: sed pro multis: pro his qui credere voluerint.
Raban Maur, Commentarium in Matthaeum,

lib. VI, cap. XX (PL 107.1030C-1032D)

15. (fols. 47r-50r)
Rubric: Homilia secundam catholici albini [= Alcuini]
16. (fols. 50r-51r)
Rubric: Homilia beati Augustini
17. (fols. 51r-54r)
Rubric: Homilia venerabilis Bedae
18. (fols. 56r-57r)
Incipit: Si peccaverit in vos fratres nostri et qualinet causa leserit
Explicit: Joseph benevole cognoscendus exhibuit.
Raban Maur, Commentarium in Matthaeum,

lib. V, cap. XVIII (PL 107.1011A-1013A)

19. (fols. 57r-59v)
Incipit: Quam vera illa confessio domini ad patrem: quia abscondisti
Explicit: atque animarum nobis mandare salutem.
Raban Maur, Commentarium in Matthaeum,

lib. V, cap. XV (PL 107.974A-978C)

20. (fols. 59v-61r)
Augustine, Tractatus XXV
21. (fols. 61r-67r)
Rubric: Homilia Leonis e translatione Augustini
22. (fols. 67r-69r)
Augustine, Tractatus XXXIII
23. (fols. 69r-71r)
Rubric: Homilia Bedae
24. (fols. 71r-73v)
Rubric: Homilia venerabilis Bedae
25. (fols. 74r-77r)
Rubric: Homilia Leonis e translatione Augustini
26. (fols. 77r-82r)
Rubric: Homilia Leonis eiusdem beati Augustini
27. (fols. 82r-84v)
Rubric: Homilia beati Augustini
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: thesaurizat
Form: codex
Support: parchment (HSOS)
Extent: ii (paper) + 84 + i (paper) leaves. Fol. 49 is a small inserted sheet, c. 115 × 145 mm.
Dimensions (leaf): 290 × 190 mm.
Foliation: 1-84 in 18th(?)-century ink; i-ii, 85 in pencil, foliated Oct. 2021.

Collation

1(8)-6(8), fol. 49 a small sheet inserted after fol. 48, 7-9(8), three leaves (fols. 74-6) inserted after fol. 73, 10(8). Quires 1-8 numbered in roman on the final verso, quires 9-10 with catchwords.

Layout

Ruled in plummet for 2 columns of 35 lines, with double vertical bounding lines; written below top line. Ruled space 210 × 135 mm. with approx. 12 mm. between columns.

Hand(s)

Early Gothic book script (textualis); fols. 74-6 by a different hand.

Decoration

Decorated initial (?), damaged, fol. 1r.

Puzzle initial in red and blue, with penwork flourishing in red, fol. 23v; blue initials with red penwork, or vice versa, fols. 35v, 59v, 61r, 74r.

Plain coloured initials in red, green, and blue, typically of 2-4 lines.

Binding

19th-century stamped calf.

History

Origin: 13th century, second quarter or middle ; England

Provenance and Acquisition

Boxgrove, Benedictine alien priory: 'Liber iste est Sancte Marie de Boxgraua. Qui eum celauerit, alienauerit, uel hunc titulum deleuerit, anathema sit.' (foot of fol. 1r, 13th century).

Unidentified collection: ‘729’ (or 720?) on fol. 1r.

Thomas Rawlinson, 1681-1725

Richard Rawlinson, 1690–1755

Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1755

Record Sources

Prellminary inventory of contents by Christoph Galle, 2022; otherwise summary description by Matthew Holford, Oct. 2021. Previously described in the Quarto Catalogue (W. D. Macray, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ...viri munificentissimi Ricardi Rawlinson, J.C.D., codicum...complectens, Quarto Catalogues V, 5 fascicles, 1862–1900).

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

2022-06: Additional description of contents by Christoph Galle.