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

MS. Bodl. 48

Summary Catalogue no.: 1885


1. (fol. 1)
Richard Rolle, Emendatio uitae
Rubric: Libellus de emendacione siue regula viuendi
Incipit: Ne tardes conuerti
Final rubric: Libellus Ricardi heremite de emendacione peccatoris, qui obijt anno domini Millesimo cccºxlixº apud sanctimoniales de Hampolle
Language(s): Latin
2. (fol. 23v)
Ps.-Albertus Magnus (Ps.-Richard Rolle), Nouem uirtutes (Bloomfield 2338)
Incipit: Da pauperibus meis
Language(s): Latin
3. (fol. 29v)
Richard Rolle, Commentary on the Lord's Prayer
Rubric: Exposicio Oracionis Dominice
Incipit: Pater noster ... Hec oracio priuilegiata est
Language(s): Latin
4. (fol. 32)
Richard Rolle, Commentary on the Apostle's Creed
Rubric: Exposicio Symboli
Incipit: Decimo die post Ascencionem
Final rubric: per Ricardum heremitam
Language(s): Latin
5. (fol. 47)
William of Nassington, Speculum Vitae
Incipit: Aall myȝthy God in Trynyte
Final rubric: Hic desinit esse hoc Speculum Vite
Language(s): Middle English
6. (fol. 325v)
The Simonie
Incipit: Lordyngs leue & dere, listneϸ to me astounde
Final rubric: Explicit Symonye & Couetise

Redaction with additional verses (also known as ‘Symonye and Covetise’): IMEV 1992, DIMEV 3248, NIMEV 4615. Three leaves are almost entirely wanting after fol. 325, containing lines 31–210.

Language(s): Middle English
John Lydgate
(fol. 45)
Verses on the Kings of England

Here anonymous

(fols. 332v–333v)
Incipit: For helth of bodie

Added on blank leaves by a rather later 15th cent. hand.

Language(s): Middle English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iii + 336 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 7.875 × 6 in.


Coloured capitals.


Origin: 15th century, early ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by sir George More in 1604.

Record Sources

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

Last Substantive Revision

2020-03-24: Description revised to include all information in SC.