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

MS. Douce 157

Summary Catalogue no.: 21731


Language(s): Middle English

(fols. i recto–xi verso)

Notes by Douce and Edward Umfreville.

(fol. xii verso)

Inscription, ‘He that this boke did furst …’

(fols. 1r–114v)
The Prick of Conscience
Rubric: Incipit stimulus consciencie De trinitate prima pars qualiter factus est mundus et omnia per ipsum
Incipit: The myghte of þe fader almyghtty
Explicit: Þat of nouƿt made alle þynge. Amen.
Final rubric: Explicit stimulus consciencie

Added in a sixteenth-century hand:

Colophon: He that to this wyll take good hed And stoddy therin it dellygentlly He shall haf heuen bles thell he sued That shall laste perpetuall Amen
(fol. 118r–v)

Note by Douce.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Good initial (defaced). (Pächt and Alexander iii. 771)


Origin: c. 1400 ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Edward Umfreville: inscribed, fol. 1r.

Francis Douce, 1757–1834

Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1834

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1897). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).

Last Substantive Revision

2021-05-31: Andrew Dunning Updated contents with consultation of original.