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Prick of Conscience, formerly attributed to Richard Rolle

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Prick of Conscience, formerly attributed to Richard Rolle
first half 15th century
Level of description
Extent and format
Paper; ff. iv + 120.
Vellum binding. At fols. i-iv fragments of a 16th century printed encyclopaedia. Reference to 'Mr Thornetone one of the Gromes of the princes Chamber', fol. i. 'Sum E. Umfrevile' (date, 1730, added), fol. 13, and note by him, fol. 120v (Edward Umfreville, FSA 1740).
Scope and content
The poem formerly attributed to Richard Rolle. Begins imperfectly, fol. 13, at line 2320 (of the Morris edition); fols. 1-12v contain lines 1384-2320 in modernised spelling, 16th century. Ends imperfectly at line 9604.

Text is main version, related to BL Egerton MS 3245; see R. E. Lewis, A. McIntosh, A Descriptive Guide to the Manuscripts of the Prick of Conscience (Medium Aevum Monographs New Series XII; The Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature, Oxford, 1982), 83-4.

Published by the Philological Society of Berlin, ed. R. Morris (1863). Ker, MMBL, I (1969), 310. Further bibliography in Lewis and McIntosh. See also MSS/0687.
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