St. Wulfstan's Homiliary, part 2, Written in the 11th century at Worcester
St. Wulfstan's Homiliary, part 2, consisting originally of sixty sermons in Old English with Latin rubrics. This volume, which is apparently in the hand of the Worcester scribe Wulfgeatus (see MS. Junius 121), includes some sermons written by Wulfstan, bishop of Worcester (d. 1023), and seems to have been compiled for the use of his successor of the same name (1062-95). The interlinear and marginal Latin glosses are in the Worcester 'tremulous' hand (see MSS. Hatton 20, Hatton 76, Hatton 115-116, Junius 121). There are indexes by Dugdale, dated Aug. 12, 1644 and Aug. 5, 1644, at the end of each volume.
The first eight leaves are in a later hand and did not occur in the original MS. at this point. One or more leaves are missing after fol. 235.
- Creation: Written in the 11th century at Worcester
Language of Materials
- English, Old (ca.450-1100)
MS. Hatton 114
Other Finding Aids
Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. II, no. 5134
'These two volumes, with MSS. Hatton 115-116, were given to Bodley by sir Christopher Hatton in 1675, but are said to have been lent shortly afterwards by the Library to Thomas Marshall and by him to Francis Junius, on whose death they passed again to the Bodleian. (See Wanley's Catalogue, p. 43.)
- See further Early Worcester MSS . by Cuthbert Hamilton Turner (Oxford, 1916), pp. lvi, lx-lxii, to which this description is indebted.
- Of the 42 articles given by Wanley, p. 31, nos. i-vi (fols. 9-49), x (fols. 63v-8), xii-xv (fols. 75v-97v), xx-xxxii (fols. 123v-200), xxxv-xxxvii (fols. 212-30) are printed by Thorpe in his Homilies, but the homily for the first Sunday after Easter contains (fol. 96) an unprinted addition, in 78 lines of rhythmic prose, found also in MS. Trin. Coll. Camb. B. 15. 34, fol. 46, C.C.C.C. 178, fol. 242, and Cott. MS. Faust. A. ix, fol. 147v. Artt. vii (fols. 49-54), xvi (in part, fols. 97v-102v), xix (fols. 115-23v), xli (fols. 1-4v) are printed in Napier's Wulfstan .
- Others which are in print are artt. xi (fols. 68v-75v) in Skeat, Aelfric's Lives of the Saints , i. 282;xxxiii (fols. 200v-1 and in Junius 121, fols. 83v-4v) in Thorpe, Laws , ii. 202; xxxiv (fols. 201-12), xxxviii (fols. 230-5v) in Assmann, Bibliothek der angelsachsischen Prosa , iii. 117, 49; xxxix (fols. 236-42v) in R. Brotanek, Texte und Untersuchungen . Nos. viii, ix, xv (part), xvi (part), xvii, xviii, xxxiv, xl, and the rhythmic prose on fol. 5 (Wanley, art. xlii) which is intended to precede Aelfric's homily on fol. 153, are perhaps unprinted.
On parchment, binding, brown leather on boards, 18th-century
11 × 6 3/8 in.