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Devotional treatises, Written in the 15th century in Holland

MS. Marshall 109
Held at the Weston Library

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Devotional treatises:

  1. Fol. 1. The Psalter of the Virgin Mary, with prayers, etc., in Dutch: rubr. 'Hier beghint die prologus van der Souter des glorioser maghes Marien, dien die heilige vader enn abt sinte Bernardus gemaect heeft...': prol. beg. 'Heer doe op myn mont': ps. i beg. 'Salich is die gheen die dinen naem minnet'; followed by a Te Deum, Litany, and Collect of the Virgin Mary (fol. 52v)
  2. Fol. 59v. Prayers to the Virgin Mary, anonymous except for one by st. Augustine (fol. 67) and one by st. Bernard (fol. 68v). At fol. 71v occur the 'Fifteen Oes' with the rubric 'Hier beghinnen die xv Pater noster'; at fol.78v 'dat gulden prekel der minnen'; at fol. 106v 'die ghebeden die men leest voor die sielen', with a mass for the souls of the dead
  3. Fol. 137. St. Bernard on our Lord's Passion: rubr. 'Hier beghint sinte Barnarts beweninghe totten ghecruusten leden ons heren Ihesu Christi, enn is gheconformeer van den stoel van Romen ...', beg. 'Ghegruet sijstu mijn salicheit': followed by other prayers, one by st. Thomas Aquinas (fol. 167v)
  4. Fol. 185.. Prayers to the Virgin Mary, rubr. 'Hier beghinnen sommighe merkelike ghebeden van onser lieuer vrouwen', with prayers by st. Bernard at fols. 210, 212, by st. Augustine at fol. 217. At fol. 229 is 'Die voer reden van die verburgen passie' followed by an Office of the Passion


  • Creation: Written in the 15th century in Holland


274 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Dutch; Flemish


MS. Marshall 109

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. 5309

Custodial History

Manuscript (77).

On fol. 273v is 'Dit bouck hoort toe Sophia Maria Reyers: deyn Godt is myn troost. Anno 1614' (cf. MS. Marshall 119).

Physical Facet

On paper, binding, stamped leather over bevelled boards, with brass and leather clasps, one lost, about A.D. 1500, with illuminated capitals


5 5/8 × 4 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom