Manuscript: Royal MS 15 B. xix
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British Library, Royal MS 15 B. xix
(Liber monstrorum)
 

Produced:  9th - 11th century

Language: Latin

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Media: Vellum
Script: Caroline minuscule

Folios: 205  Height: 26 cm   Width: 15.9 cm

Manuscript type: Miscellany

Location: British Library, London, England, United Kingdom

Family: n/a

 




 
Description

Three manuscripts not bound together before the time of Charles II:

A. Sedulius, poems.

B. Persius, Satirae, with several works of Bede, collections in prose and verse, etc., including:

14. 'De generibus uocum': an alphabetical table of verbs expressing the sounds made by animals, from the Liber de septenario et de metris. Begins 'Apes abizant ucl bombizant'. f. 86 b.

37. 'Exempla Auieni' (in marg. 'Versus Auieni'): the first seven lines of the epigram, of unknown authorship. Begins 'Rure morans quid agam respondi pauca rogatus'. f. 101.

45. 'Incipit prologus in librum monstrorum'. Imperfect at the end, ending with cap. xxxi. Preface begins 'De occulto orbis situ rogasti et si tanta monstrorum genera credenda essent'; text, 'Primo namque de is ad ortum sermo prorupit'. The third paragraph mentions the giant 'rex Huiglaucus' (Glaucus in the table of capitula prefixed), the Hygelac of Beowulf. f. 103 b.

C. Poems of Symposius and S. Boniface, a separate MS. of later date (11th cent.) on larger vellum.


 
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