Treatises by, or perhaps by, John Wycliff, written in the last quarter of the 14th cent.
- (fol. 1) 'These bene tho poyntus that worldely prelatis at tho suggestione of frerus putten on pore cristen men ...', with suggested answers to each of the twenty-five points. The table of points beg. 'The firste, that this pope Urban the sixte bereth not the strenght' (a leaf of the table is lost): text beg. '... Here Cristen men seyne pleynly.' This is by Wycliff, and perhaps bore the title ' Super impositis articulis.'
- (fol. 37v) 'Tractatus de Regibus': beg. 'Sythen witte stondis not in langage', in thirteen chapters. This has never been attributed to Wycliffe, but is in his style: he wrote a Latin treatise de Officio Regis
- (fol. 53v) ' Bonus tractatus de Septem peccatis mortalibus': beg. 'Seruaunt of Criste & his chirche, Sythen bileue techis vs that eueryche yuel': by Wycliff.
- Creation: written in the last quarter of the 14th cent.
Language of Materials
MS. Douce 273
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 21847
Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. Douce.
7 7/8 × 5 1/8 in.