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MS. Rawl. C. 301

Summary Catalogue no.: 12099

Contents

Language(s): Latin with some English in item 9

1. (fol. 1)
Commentary on Psalm 22
Incipit: Deus Deus meus respice. Primo in psalmo isto de Christo quantum ad suam derelictionem exprimit suum dolorem
Explicit: ex Deo nati, de filiis hominum efficiuntur filii Dei. Joh. i. Dedit eis

Not in Stegmüller.

2. (fols. 11v-12)

Masses for SS. Anne (Gaudeamus), Dominic (in medio; in the collect: meritis et exemplis), and Thomas of Hereford (Statuit); a prose of St. Dominic (fol. 12: in celesti hierarchia)

3. (fol. 13)
Sarum proses with commentary
Incipit: Salus aeterna, etc. Istam sequentiam decantat ecclesia dominica prima adventus Domini, quia in ea memoria agitur de adventu
Explicit: Verbum bonum et suave
Colophon: Explicit exposicio sive glosa super sequentias tocius anni, que dicuntur secundum usum Sarum. Tria martiria sine effusione sanguinis. Primum est abstinencia in habundancia. Secundum, largitas in paupertate. Tercium, castitas in juventute. N. Gyldensleue.

Often close to the printed text, Paris, 1502.

4. (fols. 63, 109)
Bridget of Sweden , Revelations

Extracts: iv.80-3, 85-7; vi.19, 21-6, 68-75, 78-89, 92, 65-7; vii.12-20, 28-30.

(fol. 79)

Note on the four-fold interpretation of Scripture.

Incipit: Quoniam in sacra scriptura oracionum agnicio
6. (fol. 80)
Constitutions of Robert Grosseteste
Incipit: Debentes de vobis rationem bonam reddere
7. (fols. 78v, 85-90, 94-107)
Lections for Lent

Sources include Augustine, Leo, Chrysostom, Maximus [of Turin], Ambrose, and Bernard.

Sermons
8. (fol. 91)

Fragment of a sermon on the duty of executors to provide masses

9. (fols. 91v-93)

Sermon on the instability of life, referring to the death of B.

Incipit: Transiit a morte in vitam. Joh. v. [24]. Anglice: he ys pasyd fro ded to lyf. Carissimi, teste Orosio in quaestionibus suis, triplex est mors.
10. (fol. 107)

Sermon on Jerem. xxiii. 11, 'contra confabulatores in ecclesia'

Incipit: Dominus et salvator noster Jesus Christus de irreverencia que facta est domui sue et populo suo precioso sanguine redempto, conqueritur dicens, In domo mea inveni malum

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment, paper
Extent: i + 118 + i fol.
Dimensions (leaf): c. 222 × 145 mm.
(leaf sizes vary; this is the size of the largest)

Hand(s)

Various hands, one perhaps N. Gyldensleue (fol. 62v)

History

Origin: 15th century, middle ; English, probably Hereford (see Smith 2014)

Provenance and Acquisition

Kemp family.

Bought from a member of that family by Thomas Rawlinson.

Richard Rawlinson, 1690-1755

Bequeathed by him to the Bodleian and arrived in 1756.

Record Sources

Description adapted (2018) from S. J. P. Van Dijk, Handlist of the Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford (typescript, 1957) Vol. 1: Mass Books, p. 197 [item 2], and from 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

    W. Smith, The Use of Hereford (2014), pp. 328-9