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'The Pricke of Conscience', Written in the 15th century in England

MS. Junius 56
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

'The Pricke of Conscience', often attributed to Richard Rolle of Hampole, defective at both ends, wanting all before v. 182 and after v. 8426 in Morris's edition. beg. 'And to love and drede and leten al ylle'. Junius, who has inserted analytical marginalia throughout, has written 'De notitia sui ipsius. What man is, and was, and schal be', on fol. 1.


  • Creation: Written in the 15th century in England


120 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English, Middle (1100-1500)


MS. Junius 56

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. 5167*


  • For other MSS. see H. E. Allen, The Works of Richard Rolle , pp. 273-83.

Physical Facet

On parchment, binding, white leather over bevelled boards, fragments of clasp, contemporary English work


8 1/5 × 5 2/5 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom