MS. Douce 52
Summary Catalogue no.: 21626
Latin hexameter proverbs or common places, arranged roughly in alphabetical order of subjects; ends imperfect in 'Sciencia.'
English proverbs with translations into Latin hexameters, arranged very roughly alphabetically, with some Latin proverbs: imperfect at beginning.
Partial edition (Middle English proverbs and Latin translations of the Middle English proverbs): Max Förster 'Die mittelenglische Sprichwörtersammlung in Douce 52', Festschrift zum xii. allgemeinen deutschen Neuphilologentage in München (1906), 44-60IPMEP 840
Part of it is 'de metro Ymnarii.'
Heavily indebted to John of Garland: Camargo, 211.
Based at least on part of Guido Faba: Camargo 211.
At least three hands: A, arts. 1-3; B, art. 4; C, arts. 5-9.
Penwork (fols. 1r-25v)
Leather (?) over wooden boards, recovered (for Douce (?)) in green leather.
Provenance and Acquisition
Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1834
Last Substantive Revision
2022-10: Description revised to include all information in Sum. Cat. with reference to published literature.