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A translation of Boethius's De Consolatione Philosophiae into English verse, here anonymous, but by John Walton (Johannes capellanus), canon of Oseney, written in the 15th cent.

MS. Douce 100
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

The 'Prefacio translatoris' beg. 'Unsuffischaunce of knuuyng and of wit': 'Prologue eiusdem' beg. 'The while that Rome': text beg. 'Allas j wrecche that whilom was in welthe': a leaf is lost after fol. 100, and all after 'Dooth any thing these crafty men compel' in the fourth Prosa of the sixth book (after fol. 105). The stanza rhymes ababbcbc.


  • Creation: written in the 15th cent.


107 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Douce 100

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 21674

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

Physical Facet

On paper, with coloured initials


8 3/4 × 6 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom