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Theological treatises, written in the 15th cent. in England

MS. Douce 107
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

The chief of the the theological treatises are:

  1. (fol. 1) At end, 'Explicit Regula viuendi secundum Ricardum [Rolle] heremitam de Hampole': beg. 'Ne tardes conuerti': this is the treatise also known as 'De emendatione peccatoris' or 'vitae', and 'Vehiculum vitae.'
  2. (fol. 14v) 'Sermo eiusdem Ricardi Hampol' on 'Judica me Deus': beg. 'A Deo qui scrutatur': also known as 'De non judicando proximo.'
  3. (fol. 20) 'Liber qui dicitur Flores Augustini', with a preface: text beg. 'Da mihi Domine.'
  4. (fol. 39) At end, 'Explicit tractatus beati Augustini ... de Conflictu viciorum & virtutum': beg. 'Apostolica vox clamat.'
  5. (fol. 48) Sentences from the Fathers, with English interspersed, on the Seven Deadly Sins (fol. 48: beg. 'Omnes huius seculi dilectores'), the Ten Commandments (fol. 51), and the Apostles' Creed (fol. 54)
  6. (fol. 55) A tale of a king and four philosophers: the opinions of the latter are supplied in English in the margin: beg. 'Legitur quemdam regem.'
  7. (fol. 62) An English sermon: beg. 'My dere frendes, J you pray: foure thingis in your hertis bere away.'
  8. (fol. 74) The first part of an alphabetical book of 75 Distinctiones: beg. 'De abstinencia. Abstinencie triplex est species': ends in the 12th (de Balliuis) '& respondit heremita.'.


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


87 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • English


MS. Douce 107

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 21681

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

Custodial History

Owned by 'T. Edwards' in the 18th cent. (fol. 85v).

Physical Facet

On paper


8 3/4 × 6 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom