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A 'tretice compiled of a Pore Caytif', often wrongly attributed to Wycliff, written early in the 15th cent.

MS. Douce 288
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

Including a commentary on:

  1. (fol. 1v) the Apostles' Creed
  2. (fol. 10) the 'Decem Mandata'
  3. (fol. 39v) 'Expositio Orationis Dominice'
  4. 'Quedam deuote summe.'

These last are the treatises known by the titles (not here found, see MS no. 11934 for the English titles):

  1. 'Concilium Christi' (fol. 49v)
  2. De patientia bona (fol. 52)
  3. De tentatione (fol. 53v)
  4. Diploma caeli (fol. 54)
  5. De spirituali praelio (fol. 57v)
  6. De nomine Jesu (fol. 63)
  7. De amore Jesu (fol. 65v)
  8. De vera mansuetudine (fol. 68v)
  9. De effectu humanae voluntatis (fol. 70)
  10. De vita activa et contemplativa (fol. 71)
  11. Speculum castitatis (fol. 73)

Fol. 83 is torn, and bears 'Hus' (15th cent.), and later scribbling about Abchurch (co. Dorset ?) and Horley, co. Surrey.


  • Creation: written early in the 15th cent.


85 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Douce 288

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 21862

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

Physical Facet

On parchment


8 × 5 5/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom