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Treatises by, or perhaps by, John Wycliff, written in the last quarter of the 14th cent.

MS. Douce 273
Held at the Weston Library

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  1. (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.'
  2. (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
  3. (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.


96 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


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.

Physical Facet

On parchment


7 7/8 × 5 1/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom