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Two sermons, written at the close of the 15th cent.

MS. Douce 53
Held at the Weston Library

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  1. (fol. 1) 'Here bigynneth a sermoun of maister Wiliam Taylour', on John vi. 5: beg. 'Unde ememus ... Now that dyuerse doctours moralizen.'.
  2. (fol. 30) '... The sermon of the horsedoun', on Matt. vii. 17: beg. 'Omnis arbor ... In the epistle of this day': ends 'now in heerynge, now', imperfect.

The book is fols. 44-75 of a larger volume.


  • Creation: written at the close of the 15th cent.


34 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Douce 53

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 21627

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

Custodial History

'F. Douce 1827, the gift of Mr Laing', i.e. probably Robert Lang. [I suggest David Laing, who corresponded with Douce at least as early as 1830. E.W.B. N.].

Physical Facet

On paper, in double columns


6 1/8 × 4 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom