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): Middle English

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

(fol. 2v)
Medical and other recipes
Language(s): Middle 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

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.