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Made up of four MSS., Written in the 8th, 10th, 18th century

MS. Auct. T. 2. 23
Held at the Weston Library

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Made up of four MSS. (A, B, C, D):

A. Fol. 2v. 'Liber Magni Aurelii Cassiodori senatoris de Anima.'.

B. Fol. 34. 'Augustinus de Animę quantitate', preceded on fol. 32v by the same author's 'Retractatio ... super librum de quantitate Anime ...' (12th cent.). On fol. 81v a 10th cent. hand has entered a collect with musical notes invoking St. Pancratius.


  1. Fol. 82. '... Sermo sancti Augustini de Aduentu Domini', beg. 'Vos inquam conuenio Iudei' (including an acrostic prophecy of the Sibyl in hexameters, beg. 'Iudicii signum', fol. 87v). The sermon is not really by Augustine (see Migne's Patr. Lat., xlii. 1123, xcv. 1470).
  2. Fol. 88v. 'Incipit Dicta Sibyllae magae', a prophecy in prose beg. 'Non multi'), an elegiac couplet beg. 'Mundus origo mea est'), and a hexameter poem beg. 'Si bene deuotum'). On fols. 93v-96 is added a peculiar night office for week days (?), itself of the 10th cent.
  3. Fol. 97. 'Incipit de Nabuthae', st. Ambrose's treatise de Nabuthe Jezraelita. On fol. 126v are some magical recipes of the 12th cent., 'ad profluuium', 'ad partum mulieris', etc.

D. About A.D. 900:

  1. Fol. 127. 'Incipit liber. Physiologus de natura animalium uel auium seu bestiar[i]um': the table gives 37 chapters, but the treatise ends with 'Finit' after the 31st (de Salamandria: ends 'flamma te non comburet')
  2. This MS. is clearly of the same family as the oldest at present known of the Latin text (MS. Berne 233, stated to be of the 8th cent.)
  3. On fol. 155 are added (1) in about A.D. 1000, a mass for Rotlindis ('famula tua') in trouble, (2) in the 12th cent. a hymn to st. Lambertus, bp. of Tongres near Liége beg. 'Magna uox laude sonora'), with musical notes


  • Creation: Written in the 8th, 10th, 18th century


157 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Auct. T. 2. 23

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. IV, no. 20618

Custodial History

MSS. Meerman Purchase List (1824) 40.

Custodial History

'Iste liber est sancti Vincentii Cart[usiensis]' (13th cent); 'Collegij Parisiensis Societatis Jesu' (16th cent.): 'Paraphé au desir de Parrest du 5 Juillet 1763, Mesnil', referring to Meerman's purchase of the Clermont MSS.: see nos. 20619, etc.

Physical Facet

On parchment


8 3/8 × 7 1/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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