MS. Bodl. 624
Summary Catalogue no.: 2158
Advice to Edward III on the state of his kingdom and the method of ruling it, and including (fol. 24) twenty-four admonitions of Louis IX of France to his son Philip, A.D. 1270. This MS. represents the 2nd recension, see J. Moisant's edition (Paris, 1891, 80). Also ascribed to Simon Islip.
A 15th cent. distich on fol. iiiv suggests a Simon connected with Ely ('Letentur celi. quia Symon transit ab Ely | Ob cuius aduentum flent in Kent milia centum').
At fol. 44 is added in a 15th cent. hand a short medical treatise on the 'sex res non naturales' as relating to health (air, food, sleep, etc.): beg. 'Virorum optime'.
Provenance and Acquisition
'Donum Roberti Stamford militis': this cannot have been later than 1609, see Reliquiæ Bodleianæ, p. 315, Nov. 30, 1609, at which date the volume had been temporarily lost.
Last Substantive Revision
2020-07-21: Description revised to include all information in Summary Catalogue.