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Ref No IE TCD MS 148
Former Shelf Marks Lyon: A.5.30
Bernard: 551
Foley: [H.83]
c1670: O.1.21
Title Willelmus Fleete, etc.
Creation Dates [1450-1499]
Extent And Medium Paper and (flyleaves, central and outside sheets of quires, all of (6)) parchment; 156 leaves (1-2 are mediaeval parchment flyleaves)
Level Of Description Collection
Scope And Content Folios 3-14v: (1) Sentencie De Plurimorum Doctorum Codicibus Excerpte: Sentencie de plurimorum doctorum codicibus excerpte. Cum quis positus in prosperitate diligitur, incertum est utrum prosperitas an persona diligatur. Amissio autem felicitatis interrogat - ea que sunt transitoria obstruant ne cecos ad ignem ducant etc. Treats such themes as friendship, humility, sin, the temptation of the devil, charity, justice, hypocrisy, drunkenness, the wealth of monks, confession, pity. Vergil, Seneca, Jerome, Gregory, Isidore, Bede, Augustine, Maximus, Alcuin, Chrysostom, Hilary, and Leo are cited. 1-2v originally blank.

Folios 15-48v: (2) About virtues and vices (another copy in Oxford Jesus 25; M.W. Bloomfield et al., 'Incipits of Latin Works on the Virtues and Vices, 1100-1500 A.D.', Mediaeval Academy of America, (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1979), no. 1770): List of contents for first division of the work (similar list precedes each of the following divisions). Dominus in euangelio. Maiorem caritatem nemo habet etc. Paulus. 15-48v Nullum opus bonum est sine caritate - non uerba sed ueritas est amanda. Several leaves were disarranged, probably in the original binding, as contemporary notes on 37v, 38v, 39v, 43v, 44v, 45v indicate: the order should be 37, 39, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43, 45, 44, 46 sqq. (2) treats such subjects as humility, virginity, tithes, teachers, oaths, women, laughter, curiosity, rulers, physicians, reading. Josephus, Origen, Isidore, Augustine, Caesarius, Ambrose, Cyprian, Eusebius, Boethius are cited.

Folios 49-107: (3) Bonauentura, Soliloquium (ed. in Bonaventure’s 'Opera' 8, (Quaracchi, 1898), 28-67; M.W. Bloomfield et al., 'Incipits of Latin Works on the Virtues and Vices, 1100-1500 A.D.', no. 2150): (Incipit dialogus Bonauenture cardinalis added). 49-51 Flecto genua mea ad patrem domini nostri Ihesu Christi, a quo omnis paternitas - desiderii finis et complementum. Explicit prologus. 51-107 Anime interogacio. Dic queso o homo si post deuotam inuocacionem diuine magnificencie - donec intrem in gaudium dei mei, qui est trinus et unus benedictus in secula. Amen. Deus propicietur anime Iohannis Hornton’. Amen. Expliciunt quatuor meditaciones ymaginis uite. In 1454 a John Hornton (mag.) presented to Jo. Horle what is now MS Oxford Magdalen lat. 147 (A.B. Emden, 'A Biographical Register of the University of Oxford to A.D. 1500', (Oxford, 1957-1959), 3 volumes, 2:967).

Folios 107v-124: (4) Ps. Bernardus, Meditationes ('Patrologia Latina' 184:485-508; M.W. Bloomfield et al., 'Incipits of Latin Works on the Virtues and Vices, 1100-1500 A.D.', no. 3126): Multi multa sciunt et se ipsos nesciunt - sponsum cum sponsa prospicias unum eundem que (!) dominum glorie, qui uiuit et regnat per omnia secula seculorum. Amen. Expliciunt meditaciones beati Bernardi abbatis.

Folios 124v-132v: (5) Willelmus Fleete, De Remediis Contra Temptaciones (other copies in Lambeth Palace 460, British Library Harley 4887, Oxfird St John’s 77; M.W. Bloomfield et al., 'Incipits of Latin Works on the Virtues and Vices, 1100-1500 A.D.', no. 4727; B. Hackett in 'Medieval Studies Presented to Aubrey Gwynn', (Dublin, 1961), 330-348 and B. Hackett, E. Colledge, N. Chadwick in 'Mediaeval Studies' 26 [1964] 210-230, esp. 212): Ihesus Maria Iohannes help amen. Quia, sicut ait apostolus, sine fide inpossibile est placere deo, hinc est quod antiquus aduersarius noster ipsam fidem - de omnibus hiis liberabit eos dominus, quod ipse prestare dignetur, qui est in secula benedictus. Amen. Explicit quod I.

Folios 133-156v: (6) Mathematical problems, frequently with solutions, ends unfinished: Quidam senex salutauit puerum, cui et dixit Viuas fili uiuas, inquit, quantum uixisti… Solucio. In eo quod dixit Viuas quantum uixisti, uixerat ante annos octo et menses iii - animo conceptus posset agnosci sumatur (pono quod quidam diues homo… added). About eighty problems appear in the collection. Here are the beginnings of some: Quidam homo uoluit de c solidis animalia promiscua emere (133v); Columba sedens in arbore uidit alias uolantes (134); Homo quidam uolens domum edificare locauit artifices (139); Limax inuitata fuit ab yrundine ad prandum (!) infra leucam unam (143); Quidam obuiauit scolaribus et dixit eis Quot estis (152v). Lower half of 150v is without writing: this may indicate a lacuna, or possibly there are actually two series of problems, since a different hand resumes on 151.
Phyiscal Description Dimensions: 141 x 95 (c105 x c70)

Layout: 2 columns in lists of contents of (2). c26 lines. Frame ruling.

Script: Several hands using mixtures of anglicana and secretary letter-forms (151-156v in anglicana).

Corrections and Additions: 15th-century corrections and notes.

1v-2 have verses: Cur mundus militat sub uana gloria - assumere nomen honoris. Explicit (cf. TCD MS 93 on i; U. Chevalier, 'Repertorium Hymnologicum', (Louvain and Paris, 1892-1921), 6 volumes, no. 4146, H. Walther, 'Initia Carminum Ac Versuum Medii Aeui Posterioris Latinorum', Carmina Medii Aeui Posterioris Latina 1, (Göttingen, 1959), with supplement (Göttingen 1969), no. 3934). Capitals marked with red. 2 has (a) verses on the vanity of this world: Quid ualet argentum quid forma quid ordo clientum - sed non preferre saluti (H. Walther, 'Initia Carminum Ac Versuum Medii Aeui Posterioris Latinorum', no. 15944). Capitals marked with red. 2 has (b) 'Liber Ricardi St. Georg / Norroy Regis armor’' with the motto 'fero et spero'. 2 has (c) verses about the death of Henry VI (died 21 May 1471): Sextus Henricus bys unctus bys coronatus - det ipse pre ??? (15th-century hand). 2v has notes on worship established or ratified by Popes Urban IV, John XXII, and Clement V (cf. Cambridge St John’s 127; 15th-century hand): Dominus papa Iohannes xxii uolens cultum diuinum ampliare et mentes fidelium ad deuocionem exercere - xl dies uenie a domino papa Clemente v’to ei conceduntur etc. 133 has 'Aenigmata' as title (16th century). Inscriptions on 1v-2 and 2 (a) by one 15th-century hand. On 2v and 3 some writing scrubbed out.

2nd fo.: (fol 4) non redimit.
Collation Analysis 2, i(12) ii-iii(10) iv(14) v-xiii(12). Catchwords, leaf signatures.
Decoration Initials red; capitals marked with red.
Binding Note Executed for the College in 1741-1744 by the shop of John Exshaw of Dublin in speckled calf.
Access Conditions Please contact mscripts@tcd.ie
Copyright Please contact mscripts@tcd.ie
Language Latin
Public Note For TCD MS 148 see W. O’Sullivan in 'Hermathena' number 88 (1956) 39; see R. Sharpe, 'A Handlist of the Latin Writers of Great Britain and Ireland before 1540', Publications of the Journal of Medieval Latin 1, (2001) 769.
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