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

MS. Eng. poet. b. 4

Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)


Fol. 1r blank except for name and scribble.

(fol. 1v)
Political poem on the evils of the age
Incipit: ⟨R⟩eligious pepille leuyn in holynesse

New Index of Middle English Verse, no. 2805

Language(s): English

Fol. 2r blank except for names and pen-trials (see under Provenance)

(fol. 2v)
Medical and other recipes
Language(s): English, rubrics in Latin

See Index of Middle English Prose XII.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: bifolium
Foliation: Modern, in red ink: 1-2


Origin: 15th century ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

'Wylton (?) | Thomas', 16th century, fol. 1r

'Nicholas Wendon', 16th century (?), fol. 2r

'Johannes Wendon', 17th century (?), fol. 2r

Record Sources

Preliminary description by Matthew Holford, Feb. 2016