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Benedicti patris de ipso codice, quem ipse suis sanctis manibus exaravit, transcriptum direxit'. 4 Blume, p. 77, makes the point that the Vesper hymns of Group A regard Vespers as a night-office, thus pointing to an earlier date than those of B, which are composed for a day-office. This may be so; but as Benedict made Vespers a day-office (Bäumer, ii. 254), the Benedictine hymnal should reflect this fact, whereas the hymnal of Arles would not necessarily do so. html [01-01-2009 1:27:51] page_41 page_41 < previous page next page > Page 41 hymns is the Te lucis ante terminum, sung daily at Compline in the Roman Office: te lucis ante terminum, rerum creator, poscimus, ut solita clementia sis praesul ad custodiam.
It is worth noting that Charles the Great obtained from Monte Cassino a true copy of Benedict's autograph of the Rule, and that other copies were made by his order for circulation: cf. Chron. , Ss. VII, p. 216, 'regulamque S. Benedicti patris de ipso codice, quem ipse suis sanctis manibus exaravit, transcriptum direxit'. 4 Blume, p. 77, makes the point that the Vesper hymns of Group A regard Vespers as a night-office, thus pointing to an earlier date than those of B, which are composed for a day-office.
4 i. 318. g. Bucol. vi. 86; vi. 24. html [01-01-2009 1:27:47] page_27 < previous page page_27 next page > Page 27 into fashion until the tenth and eleventh centuries. Examples of conscious leonine rimes have been found in the seventh and eighth centuries,1 but it is not until the tenth century that we see the full use of the one-syllabled leonine rime, in the verses of Hrothswitha, and the Ecbasis captivi. The two-syllabled leonine rime is seen at its best in the eleventh century in Marbod of Rennes.
A History of Christian-Latin Poetry (Oxford University Press Academic Monograph Reprints) by F.J.E. Raby