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Medical recipes, treatise on urine and poetry, written in the 15th cent.

MS. Douce 84
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

Made up of three MSS.

A. 1 (foll, 1, 37). Medical recipes, in English: beg. 'Ipocras this bok sende to the emperor Sesar': there is an index at fol. 3V to 209 recipes, of which 1-161, 163 (?)-208, are here.

B. 2 (fol. 25). 'Here begynneth Jugement of Vrinis': beg. '[V]rine is as moche to say as o thinge gadrid in the reynis': imperfect at end.

C. 3 (fol. 46a). A poem on lucky and unlucky days: beg. 'Yhe that welyie here of wytte', in six-line stanzas rhyming aabccb.

A few religious and other pieces are interspersed: and the names of John Crowe (fol. iii), John Wykkynges, of Horsham, co. Sussex (fol. vi), both 16th cent., occur.


  • Creation: written in the 15th cent.


55 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin


MS. Douce 84

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 21658

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

Custodial History

Owned by 'Tho: Martin' of Palgrave, and T. Combe who gave the MS. to Douce.

Physical Facet

On parchment


8 3/8 × 5 3/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom