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

MS. Eng. poet. e. 94

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

South English legendary


South English Legendary,

two leaves (fols 1–2) + two further strips (fols. 3–4). Lines 182–7, 213–9, 293–320 and 325–346 of the Life of St. Mary of Egypt, and lines 1–6, 11–38, and 43–71 of the Life of St. Alphege.

Language(s): Middle English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Dimensions (leaf): 240 × 150 mm.
(estimated size of original)
Dimensions (written): 205 × 135 mm.


formerly 32 long lines, 3–4 now missing at foot.


Origin: 14th century, late - 15th century, early ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Fols. 1–2, bought 1955. Fols. 3–4, removed 1967 from the binding of 8o G 40 Med. (Thomas Bricot, Paris 1523).

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian Library staff, revised by Peter Kidd and Elizabeth Solopova.

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.