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Religious pieces, written in the 16th century (the first two early, the third later), in Italy

MS. Add. A. 29
Held at the Weston Library

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Religious pieces, made up of three MSS.:

First manuscript comprises:

  1. (fol. 1) Meditations on the Passion of Christ, for the canonical hours, in Latin: prologue beg. 'Septies in die ... Rogasti me.';
  2. (fol. 19) Religious treatise, in Italian: beg. 'Quando serra nato in te.';
  3. (fol. 31) Treatise on the Seven Words of Christ on the Cross: beg. 'Septe Parabole ... Da po che Iesu.' Two Italian hymns are at fols. 15v, 54v (begg. 'Loratione si e un leuamento', 'Sopr' ogni lingua amore'), and a Latin one at fol. 55 beg. 'Tibi laudes et gratias').

Second manuscript comprises:

  1. (fol. 58) A meditation on the sorrows of the Virgin Mary, in Italian, beg. 'Maria staua fore de lo monumento.'.

Third manuscript comprises:

  1. (fol. 78). Religious meditations on Christ's sufferings, in Italian: the first beg. 'Fu una anima molto desiderosa.';
  2. (fol. 104) An account of the Crucifixion, written in the first person as if by Christ, in Italian: beg. '[O] vera virgine': in double columns;
  3. (fol. 109) A sermon on Rev. i. 5 in Italian: beg. 'Dilexit nos ... Non posso negare': in double columns.


  • Creation: written in the 16th century (the first two early, the third later), in Italy


119 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Multiple languages
  • Italian
  • Latin


MS. Add. A. 29

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. V, no. 24754.

Custodial History

Catalogue of the ... collection of Splendid Manuscripts ... formed by M. Guglielmo Libri 1859 no. 853.

Physical Facet

On paper


9 1/4 × 7 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom