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'to Gy of warwyck': the treatise usually, ascribed to Richard Rolle in English verse, written in the first half of the 15th cent.

MS. Douce 141

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At end:-- 'Explicit tractatus qui dicitur Stimulus conscientie. Here endeth the treatys that ys called the Prykke of Consciense . [then, in red:--] Here endeth the sermon . that a clerk made that was clepyd alquim .

Several small pieces in verse follow, some of which are ascribed to John Lydgate:

  1. (fol. 130) a commentary on the Lord's Prayer, beg. 'God of heuene that syttest in trone': with a prose exhortation to godliness, beg. 'Hyt was an holy man', fol. 138
  2. (fol. 139) '... The abbaye of the Holi Gost & of good conscience ...'
  3. (fol. 145) a paraphrase of the 51st Psalm: beg. 'Mercy, God, of my mysdede'
  4. (fol. 148) 'Cantus amoris', beg. 'Jesu thi swetnes who myzte hit se.'.

The whole of the text is interleaved with blank paper. 153 leaves, not counting the interleaves.


  • Creation: written in the first half of the 15th cent.


153 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Douce 141

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 21715

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

Custodial History

Owned by Joseph Haslewood whose armorial bookplate in white and gold is in the volume: his description of the Stimulus Conscientiae (Gent. Mag. xcvii. ii. 216, signed 'Eu. Hood') is pasted in.

Physical Facet

On parchment


10 × 6 3/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom