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Minor works of Chrysostom, Jerome, and Origen, Written in the 15th century in England

MS. Fairfax 25
Held at the Weston Library

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Minor works of Chrysostom, Jerome, and Origen:

  1. Fol. 1. 'De reparacione lapsi' by Chrysostom: beg. 'Quis dabit capiti meo aquam. Oportunius multo ...' (Patr. Graec. xlvii. 277)
  2. Fol. 49. 'Nemo leditur nisi a se ipso' by Chrysostom: beg. 'Scio quod crassionibus quibus et presentis' (ib. lii. 459)
  3. Fol. 78v. the pseudo-Chrysostom 'Super psalmum miserere mei deus': beg. 'Pictores ... arte naturam' (Basel edition, 1547, i. 723)
  4. Fol. 116. letter of Jerome 'de planctu Origenis': beg. 'In afflictione et dolore animi'
  5. Fol. 126. Chrysostom 'de compunctione cordis': beg. 'Cum te intueor beate Demetri' (Patr. Graec. xlvii. 393)
  6. Fol. 135v. the pseudo-Origen's homily 'de Magdalena': beg. 'Maria stabat ad monumentum plorans', incomplete, for which see Royal MS. 6. E. III, art. 28, in the British Museum
  7. There is a contemporary list of contents on fol. iiv


  • Creation: Written in the 15th century in England


138 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Fairfax 25

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. 3905

Custodial History

Fol. ii has 'Fare fac', and 'C. Fairfax 1656 ex dono fratris H. F.'. Fol. iiv bears an erased inscription 'empt ... 1498' (cp. fol. iii).

Physical Facet

On parchment, binding, white leather on bevelled boards with traces of two clasps, 15th-century English work


6 3/5 × 4 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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