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33 Meditationes by a Jesuit and other texts, written at the close of the 16th century

MS. Sancroft 101
Held at the Weston Library

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  1. (fol. 16) 33 Meditationes, by a Jesuit: beg. 'Meditado prima. De fide ... Primum præludium est ponere.'.
  2. (fol. 62) 'Distributio Meditationum in singulos anni dies', in the same hand: beg. 'Admonitio. Vsum meditandi maximum esse'.
  3. (fol. 73) 'Apparatus ad meditationem mysteriorum ex uita Christi', in the same hand: beg. 'Vt ardentius et fructuosius.'.

The book bears a motto 'Malo mori quam fædari.'.


  • Creation: written at the close of the 16th century


108 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Sancroft 101

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. III, no. 10402.

Related Materials

See also MS. Sancroft 138.

Physical Facet

On paper


5 1/2 × 3 7/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom