Identifies the source of a pen trial in a hand of around 1200 in a late-twelfth-century copy of the Old English Gospels (London, British Library, Royal 1 A. xiv) as Werferth’s translation of Gregory’s Dialogues, proposing on linguistic grounds the likely exemplar as the late-tenth-century manuscript, Canterbury, Cathedral Library, Add. 25, which survives only as a fragment. The paper corroborates the identification of the hand of the pen trial as that of the scribe of another copy of the Old English Gospels (Oxford, Bodleian Library, Hatton 38; c. 1200). The identification of the pen trial’s source as a manuscript from Christ Church, Canterbury manuscript confirms the suspected Christ Church origin of Hatton 38.
Reference: Mark Faulkner, ‘Further Evidence for Knowledge of Werferth’s Translation of Gregory’s Dialogues at Canterbury around 1200’, Notes and Queries n. s. 63 (2016), 514-515.