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A book of private devotions, Written early in the 16th century in England by B. Langforde

MS. Wood empt. 17

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A book of private devotions entitled 'Meditatyons for goostly exercyse, in the tyme of the masse', beg. 'The preste going to masse signifythe'.

One leaf apparently is missing between fols. 23-24.


  • Written early in the 16th century in England by B. Langforde


27 Leaves

Language of Materials



MS. Wood empt. 17

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. II, no. 8605

Custodial History

At fol. 27 is the signature 'B: Langforde, preiste'. On fol. 1 is 'Antonius Woode Maii xix, A.D. mdclxi'.


  • An extract on the vesting of the priest (fol. 6v) is printed by canon T. F. Simmons in The Lay Folks' Mass Book (Early English Text Society, 1879), p. 168.

Physical Facet

On paper


7 3/10 × 5 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom