A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Bodl. 127

Summary Catalogue no.: 1991


Language(s): Latin

⟨Thomas of Chobham⟩, Summa confessorum
Rubric: Liber de penitenciis
Incipit: Cum miseraciones Domini sint super omnia opera eius
Explicit: Et hec ad presens de penitencia dicta sufficient

Here with no author's name. Several leaves have been cut out and sewn in again.

(fol. 118)
Incipit: Penitencia igitur omnium criminalium peccatorum

Bloomfield 3858, this manuscript only.

(fol. 124v)

Thirteen short sets of moral verses, a specimen of which is 'Si sapiens fore uis, sex serua que tibi mando | Quid dicis & ubi, cur, de quo, quomodo, quando'.

On fol. 125v is added a late 14th cent. Latin passage about penitence.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 126 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 9.125 × in.


Ornamental capitals.


Origin: 14th century, first half ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Bilsington, Kent, Augustinian priory of St Mary the Virgin: 'Hunc librum legauit dominus Johannes vicarius de Newecherche prioratui de Bilsyngtone. Qui titulum deleuerit uel eum alienauerit anathema sit', 14th century (MLGB)

‘Iste liber constat prioratui de Bilsyngton' Cant' dioc' de dono domini Iohannis quondam vicarii de Newecherche qui titulum deleuerit vel eum fraudulenter alienauerit anathema sit, fiat, Amen.’ ‘¶ precii .xiij. s. iiij. d.’, fol. 125v, late 14th cent. (MLGB)

Presented by sir Walter Cope in 1602.

Record Sources

Description adapted (April 2020) from the Summary Catalogue (1922), with additional reference to other published literature as cited.


Last Substantive Revision

2020-04-08: Revised to incorporate all information in SC.