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Part of the romance of Merlin, in rhymed verse, written in the 15th cent.

MS. Douce 236

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Imperfect at both ends: beg. 'After his fader deying': ends 'the to helpen with al here power': there is also a gap after fol. 23: it contains about 1300 lines, about 26 being lost at the beginning: the whole poem should be about 2380 lines.


  • written in the 15th cent.


37 Leaves


MS. Douce 236

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 21810

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

Custodial History

A note on fol. 14 (cf. 22) shows that the book was owned by Robert Jones at Tolpuddle in Dorset in the 17th cent.: 'Edw. Lhwyd' or Lhuyd, about A.D. 1700.

Physical Facet

On parchment


6 3/4 × 5 1/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom