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Theological works and sermons, written perhaps in the second quarter of the 13th century, in England

MS. Add. C. 263
Held at the Weston Library

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Theological works and sermons:

  1. (fol. 2) '[T]ractatus dompni Innocentii pape super septem Psalmos penitentiales': prol. beg. 'Ne inter occupationes': text beg. 'Cum omne tempus.' This is not certainly the work of pope Innocent iii (d. 1216).
  2. (fol. 55) 'Incipit Summa secundum progressum numerorum a magistro Willelmo cancellario Lincolniensi composita': beg. 'Audi Israel ... Deus unus est . Contra apostolus ait': at end: 'Cuius summe finem facimus cui nomen Numerate imponimus. Plura quidem omissa in aliis opusculis nostris copiosius sunt exarata . Explicit.' This is a work on numbers as used in the Bible, by Gulielmus de Montibus or de Leicestria (d. 1213). fols. 94-7 are stained.
  3. (fol. 96v) A work entitled Similitudines by the same, here without title or author: pref. beg. 'Ad declarandam in sermone': text beg. 'Amor terrenus inuiscat animam.'
  4. (fol. 115) A work entitled 'Errorum quorundam climinatio', by the same, here without author: pref. beg. 'Ad eliminandum quorundam errores': text beg. 'Decollatio Iohannis Baptiste.'
  5. (fol. 118) Two sermons, perhaps by the same, begg. 'Christus passus est pro nobis etc. Et si Christus id est unctus', and 'Nisi granum frumenti etc. Non dicit putrefactum.'


  • Creation: written perhaps in the second quarter of the 13th century, in England


120 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Add. C. 263

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. V, no. 27646.

Custodial History

In 1697 this MS. belonged to Dr. William Brewster (Bernard's Catalogi MSSram, torn, ii, pars i, no. 9067), and it probably came to the library in 1715 with other of his MSS., but it is not entered in the Benefactors' Register with the rest, and when MS. Jones 60 (no. 8968 in the present catalogue) was temporarily lost, this MS. was put into that place, and bore the pressmark 'MS. Jones 60' from the early part of the 18th cent. till 1891.

Physical Facet

On parchment, in two columns, with some illuminated capitals, etc.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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