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Theological pieces, written late in the 15th cent. in France

MS. Douce 263
Held at the Weston Library

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  1. (fol. 1) 'Modus viuendi': beg. 'Ad nobiles': a treatise pointing out the duties of different classes of society
  2. (fol. 2) 'Modus confitendi circa Jeronimum', beg. 'Sacerdos igitur.'
  3. (fol. 8) ' Speculum ecclesie': beg. 'Si quis vult scire': a manual of the method of conducting the Mass and other services
  4. (fol. 40) 'Summa de modo Confitendi', the verses beginning Poeniteas cito with prose commentary. At end ' I. Rotondocampo.'
  5. (fol. 51) 'Hec que sequuntur sunt communiora & magis necessaria extracta a statutis sinodalibus ...', in French: beg. 'Il nous est commandet de par notre souuerain monsieur de Cambray', words which show connexion with the diocese of Cambrai. At fol. 59v follow some Latin notanda about the duties of priests in various services. On fol. 75v a 16th cent. hand has added a distich supposed to be uttered by a bell: beg. 'Laudo Deum.'.


  • Creation: written late in the 15th cent. in France


79 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • French


MS. Douce 263

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 21837

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

Physical Facet

On paper


7 3/4 × 5 1/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom