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DUL MS Cosin V.V.14 Theologica s. xiv/x

These incomplete draft descriptions of medieval manuscripts in Durham University Library are copyright, and may not be quoted without the permission of the University of Durham Library.


Owing to inconsistencies with the source software, accented characters appear in varying compound forms. This has not yet been rationalized.


19/6/90 AJP revision of AJP + AID

1 (paper, s. xvii) + 40 + 2 (paper, s. xvii); paginated, i- ii, 1-84, the latter s. xvi ex. Membrane (HOW THICK; matt, hair- and flesh-sides indistinguishable), 135 x 100 mm. Tear in pp. 43/44, repaired.

Collation: 1-58.

Pricking in outer margins, twice on pp. 19-28, 49/50, and 63/64. Written space 98 x 65 mm.; ruled in ink. 27 long lines.

Written in anglicana, with a sometimes single compartment, proficiently, by one hand; or, item 2, in anglicana with short r, by two hands, changing at p. 78/15, the first clumsy, the second proficient.

Decoration: in item 1 only. Text-capitals filled with red. Initials: (i) to chapters and p. 40,, 2- or 3-line, blue, with infilling in the form of a rosette or spiral and flourishing in red; (ii) to item 1, 5-line, blue and red, with infilling with leaf forms and flourishing in red.

Running-titles, to item 1, in red, by the main scribe.



Contents

1. pp.1-77 De misericordia notanda sunt spiritualiter tria. scilicet comparaciones quibus figuratur ... ... et filijs concubinarum largitus est munera.

An unidentified compendium of theology. Nine unnumbered chapters, headed De misericordia, De mundicia cordis, De pace, De paciencia, De generali iudicio, De penis inferni, De gloria paradisi, De obediencia, De paupertate:

De misericordia notanda sunt spiritualiter tria scilicet comparaciones quibus figurantur meditaciones tue ... ... lucencia tamquam sidera radiosa; (p. 8) De mundicia cordis est notandum quod trie sunt que cordis mundicia faciunt scilicet lectio scripturarum largicio ... ... traxerat de celo in mundum Vnde dicitur in psalmo Propterea vnxit te deus et cetera [Ps 44:8]; (p. 13) De pace notanda sunt tria scilicet que sunt pacis preconia. que sunt pacis materia. ... ... ideo ad eam optinendam docet nos orare propheta dicens in Psalmo Rogate que ad pacem sunt Ierusalem etc. [Ps 121:6]; (p. 17) De paciencia notanda sunt spiritualiter quatuor scilicet pacientie testimonia pacientie beneficia ... ... significat viuum tribulacionis conditum dulciter memoria passionis Christi Qui viuit etc.; (p. 22) De generali iudicio quatuor generaliter sunt notanda scilicet signa que premittentur. scripta que aperientur ... ... tempus vlcionis et vindicte. quia ut dominus dicit in Psalmo Cum accepero tempus ego iusticias iudicabo [Ps 74:3]; (p. 27) Post tractatum generalis iudicij sequitur videre de penis inferni et gloria paradis Primo igitur est videndum de penis et supliciis reproborum. et circa hec quinque spiritualiter sunt notanda Primo penarum acerbitas ... ... qui pro diabolo exorauit et responsione domini ac obstinacione diaboli Et hec sufficiant de penis inferni; (p. 32) De gloria paradisi de qua tria dicenda sunt scilicet valor impreciabilis decor inestimabilis ... ... (p. 40) Item in illa celesti gloria consderanda sunt alia tria multis suspirus affectanda scilicet amenissima ciuitas ... ... ut exponit glosa ad Rom iijo Omnes enim peccauerunt et egent gloria dei que est infinita Ad quam gloriam nos perducat et participes illius faciat ductor illius chores I.C.f.v.c.c.p.a.s.s.v.s.d.v.et v.e.h.i.et m.p.i.s.s.Amen; (p. 67) De obediencia notanda spiritualiter tria scilicet preconia quibus comendatur. Auxilia quibus adiuuatur ... ... Debemus supprimo obedire preceptis per gratiam inspiratis vt de dilectione dei et proximi que scripta sunt Mt xxij; (p. 73) De paupertate notanda spiritualiter tria scilicet quod paupertas est celeste precium cum quo pauperes mercantur ... ... Abraham dedit ysaak omnia que possidebat et filijs concubinarum largitus sunt munera.

2. (added, s. xv in.,) pp. 77-80 De casibus periculosis contingentibus in missa . Licet in ems' (?) consecracione multi casus dubii et periculosi potuerint contingere ... ... vitare populi scandalum circumstanter. Hec sco. finaliter. q. ija supra.

William de Pagula, De oculo sacerdotis, extr. CHECK C.LIB. MS. Original side-note, p. 77, 'Capitulum 6m in 4a parte oculi'.

Correction & Annotation :

Correction of omission, by the main scribe, p. 18 margin. Annotation, s. xv1, pp. 1-8 margins, including hand- pointers; s. xvi in., p. 18 margin. Marginal summaries and verse-numbers for scriptural references (Anglican numbering of psalms, p. 17), s. xvi ex., in an italic hand of s.xvi ex. provides

Written in England.

Secundo folio: De malis

Chapter-list by George Davenport, p. ii. In his catalogue ?? 'V.14' in ink, on spine.



Binding:
three holes in the inner margin of each leaf, from former stabbed binding. Covered with brown calf, the sides with double blind fillets around the edges and vertically c. 25 mm. from spine, and Hugh Hutchinson's tool no. ?; edges of boards with blind roll; spine with blind double fillets. Front board loose.