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Parts of the Poor Caitiff , a collection of treatises formerly ascribed to John Wycliff, written in the 14th cent.

MS. Douce 13

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  1. (fol. 2) 'The charter of heuene', beg. 'Everie wise man that that deynieth his heritage. Part of the Poor Caitiff
  2. (fol. 15v) 'The rule of mannis bodi', beg. 'Almighti God seith bi holi ioob', sometimes called the Horse or Armour of Heaven. Part of the Poor Caitiff
  3. (fol. 33v) 'Of thre arowis in the dome', beg. 'Who that wole haue in mynde.'
  4. (fol. 49) 'The mirour of synners', beg. 'For that we ben in the weye.'.


  • Creation: written in the 14th cent.


65 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Douce 13

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. IV, no 21587

Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. Douce.

Physical Facet

On parchment


4 1/2 × 3 1/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom