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English translation of 'the Golden Letany off the Lyeff & Passion of Cryste', written in the 15th cent.

MS. Douce 42
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

'Here begynneth the Golden Letany off the Lyeff & Passion of Cryste ...', as revealed to St. 'Mawdlen', with her vision prefixed, translated out of Latin presumably by I. S. ('quod I. S.' on fol. 45): a prayer in English follows the litany. The Vision beg. 'Ther was an holy woman namyd Mawdlen.'.

The name of 'Wiliam Edgson' is on fol. 42v (17th cent.).


  • Creation: written in the 15th cent.


50 pages

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Douce 42

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 21616

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

Physical Facet

On parchment


5 1/2 × 4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom