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Latin manuscript in two parts, written in the 15th cent., partly by Thomas Beaulieu

MS. Douce 147
Held at the Weston Library

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Made up of two MSS., comprising:

  1. (fol. 1) Vegetius de re Militari, as far as bk, iii, cap. 6 ('attentus est miles etenim [?] superueni (ente impetu)').
  2. (fol. 13) The letter of Valerius to Rufinus against marrying a wife, with a commentary: beg. 'Loqui prohibeor ... Hec epistola continet principaliter tria': at end, 'Finit', followed by some excerpts about marriage
  3. (fol. 20v) 'Incipit Liber Valerii [Maximi] ad Tiberium ...': ex tracts from Valerius Maximus
  4. (fol. 32) Alan us de Insulis De planctu Naturae: in prose and verse: at end, 'Explicit Alanus de planctu nature quod Thomas Beaulieu. Qui scripsit carmen sit benedictus. Amen.'
  5. (fol. 59) 'Johannes vocatus Lemouicensis' de regia disciplina, in twenty letters, with preface: at end, 'Expliciunt Epistole Pharaonis, quod Thomas Beaulieu.'
  6. (fol. 76) A treatise on the composition of a literary work: beg. 'Tria sunt circa que cuiuslibet operis versatur opificium': the hand changes at fol. 80v.


  • Creation: written in the 15th cent., partly by Thomas Beaulieu


94 leaves, in double columns

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Douce 147

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 21721

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

Custodial History

Bought by Douce at the dr. John Campbell sale, 1776.

Physical Facet

On parchment, with illuminated borders, capitals, etc.


10 × 7 1/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom