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Prayers for private use, arranged for each morning and evening of the week, written in the 16th century in Germany (?)

MS. Bodl. 492
Held at the Weston Library

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Prayers for private use, in Latin, arranged for each morning and evening of the week, composed by a Protestant living within the Holy Roman Empire (see p. 43): but the handwriting is of an Italian type. At p. 187 'Sequuntur Orationes aliquot certarum personarum': the first is 'Oratio pastoris': others are 'Adolescentis', 'contra Turcam', 'ante Eucharistiæ sumptionem' and the like. This MS. appears to have been printed on 197 pages 16mo, to judge by the marginal marks. A 17th century hand has added an index of the prayers.


  • Creation: written in the 16th century in Germany (?)


274 pages

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Bodl. 492

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. 27632.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This particular volume came into the Library in 1720, and bears 'R. Myddelton Massey S.R.S. 1713.'.

Physical Facet

On parchment


7 7/8 × 6 1/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom