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Miscellanies, written in the 15th cent., in England

MS. Douce 95
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

The chief of the miscellanies are:

  1. (fol. 1) An amatory poem: at end, 'Explicit Amor per ducem Eborum [Ebo 4, which I take as = Eboracensem. E.W.B.N.] nuper factus': beg. 'Excellent soueraine semely to see.'
  2. (fol. 3v) Short poems, begg. 'Fair fresshest erthly creature', 'Crist crowned kyng', 'En Jhesu roy soueraign | You lady fare and fre' (French and English)
  3. (fol. 7) Rhythmical Latin verse, entitled 'Disputacio inter Diuitem & Lazarum': beg. 'Audi, sancte senior, audi me loquentem.'
  4. (fol. 9) 'Nomina omnium ecclesiarum in ciuitate London' & suburbiis eiusdem', 134 in number: followed by the dimensions of st. Paul's cathedral, and other statistics: notes of the Cinque Ports, of Saints, archbishops of Canterbury to Hubert Walter (d. 1205), in Latin verse
  5. (fol. 25) The order of a King's coronation, wanting the beginning, in Latin: beg. 'Edwardi que regalia singulatim sicut auferentur tradentur Abbati Westmonasteriensi.'
  6. (fol. 29v) The first twenty chapters of the Secretum Secretorum attributed to Aristotle, in Latin, with prefatory matter by Philippus clericus: the rest was not transcribed
  7. (fol. 37) 'Thordynaunce for chesyng of chirche wardeyns in S. Stephens Chirche in Colman strete', London, and statutes for bells and pitts.


  • Creation: written in the 15th cent., in England


41 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • English
  • French


MS. Douce 95

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 21669

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

Custodial History

Owned by Thomas Warton, and Joseph Strutt, of whom Douce purchased it.

Physical Facet

On paper


8 3/4 × 6 1/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom