PSALTERIUM GLOSATUM ANGLO-SAX.
Musical and Liturgical Manuscripts
Title by Sancroft. 1. End of Jerome's Prologue . . . . . f. i - cidatur . unde consueta prefatione commoneo - quam de purissimo fonte potare. Rubric, discoloured, in capitals. Dicta sci' Agustini que sint virtutes ps. . . . . . 1b Canticum psalmorum . animas decorat - et animam suam uiuificabit (added xv: in sec. sec. Amen). Collect. Suscipere dignare ... hos psalmos . . . . . ii b Added xv: Tibi domine comendamus animas etc. List of days of the Moon (3 cols.) with characterisation and prognostics (upper part of col. 1 faint) . . . . . iii a e.g. Luna xvii Tola die bonum, xviii Infra dies, xx fiet. This is somewhat later than what follows, viz. Tables in red and black with neat frames . . . . . 4 Claves terminorum etc. On 4b list of Termini with memorial verses and a xvth-cent. note. Collect (as above) Suscipere dignare ... hos psalmos (xv). Text of Psalter beginning in red capitals. Large initial in green with some ornament in red: in good style and of fair execution, with convoluted ornament at top and bottom of shaft . . . . . 5 Titles of psalms are in red capitals: added sub-titles in blue and green, e.g. ps. 2 Christus de pass(ione) sua et potest.... ps. 3 vox christi ad patrem de iudeis etc. Those in green ink belong to the set of arguments ultimately derived from Theodore of Mopsuestia's Commentary. See J. W. Bright and K. L. Ramsay in Jour. Theol. Stud. XIII. p. 525. There are in all four sets of titles or rubrics in this MS., not all complete. At the end of ps. 50 are added Collects (xiii-xiv) pro patre et matre and a memoria of the Cross. Ps. 51 (Quid gloriaris) has large plain initial. f. 78 is a supply of cent. xv, but the Anglo-Saxon gloss is copied after a fashion, imperfectly. Before ps. 109 Dixit dominus (f. 141b) is a prayer. Oratio. O summe deus miserorum consolator. It is an addition not much later than the text, and partly glossed. Ps. 151 Pusillus eram, not glossed . . . . . 182 Confessio pro peccatis ad deum, glossed, printed by M. Forster, Archiv f. neuer. Spr. cxxxii. 329 . . . . . 182b Hymn in A.-S. Eala drihten leof . . . . . 183b This was printed by Logeman, Anglia xi. p. 103, and Grein- Wülker, Bibl. d. A.-S. Poesie, ii. 121. Cantica . . . . . 184 ending 202b. The Litany followed, but it has been wholly re-written in cent. xiv late or xv. Martyrs. Stephane Thoma Pancrati Clemens Alexander Marcelle Austremoni Marine Laurenti Vincenti Pantaleon Fortunate Marcelle et Pet. Naz. et Celse (end). Conf. ... Taurine Aquiline Ambr. Aug. Jer. Eucheri Eligi Nicholae Flore Aug. Dunst. Cuthb. Ædmunde Benedicte II Maure Ant. Philiberte Columbane Egidi Oddo Mayole Odilo Hugo Geralde Leonarde Guhtlace Bernarde (end). VV. Magd. Anna Martha Felic. Perp. Agatha Agnes Cecilia Lucia Barbara Cirilla Scolast. Etheldr. Mildburga Radeg. Walburgis Florencia Consortia Daria Columba Fides Kater- ina Margarita (end). A change of hand on 204b, ends 205b: 206-209a blank. On 209b antiphons added xv. Accepto pane. Si male locu- tus. Ante diem festum. Repleuit et inebriauit Below this, pen-trials: parts of the antiphons are copied and also the first line of f. 210, showing that that has been long bound with the rest. Also (not necessarily connected) these words: x(em) R. Lanthonie. Henr. (later) and some other scribbles. ff. 210, 211 are in a very beautiful hand, 21 lines to a page: upright, delicate, very clear, of cent. xi early (?). They contain a fragment dealing with SS. Mildred etc. beginning: Bene- dicta et beata sis semper in aeternum Printed by Cockayne, Saxon Leechdoms, iii. 428 and by M. Forster, Archiv f. neuer. Spr. cxxx. 333. The last flyleaf has only 'panta adela' [here transliterated from the Greek, see published catalogue] on it.
Vellum, cm. 21 x 16, 16 lines of text to a page in a black, almost upright minuscule of the Carolingian type: with interlinear Anglo-Saxon gloss. Rebound in recent times. Collation: a (two) b (two) || 1(10) (2 canc.) 2(8) 3(8) 4(4) 5(8)-7(8) (+ 2*) 8(8) (2 canc.) 9(8) 10(8) (6 replaced) 11(8)-25(8) 26 (two) || 27(8) (wants 6, 8) | 28(6) (wanting 4, 5).
10th century-11th century