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The Pore Caitif

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The Pore Caitif
late 14th century
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Extent and format
Vellum; ff. iv + 120. Octavo. Red morocco, gilt-tooled, metal clasps, brocade endpapers. Dark green slipcase. Name of Joseph Ames, Sec. SA, fol. 1; his index, fol. 120. Ames's sale, 5-13 May 1760, lot 830. Described by W. Oldys, The British Librarian, pt. I (1737, Jan.), 21-2. Letter of the Rev. Samuel Roffey Maitland, FRS, FSA, Lambeth Palace, 19 Feb. 1847, fols. iii-iv, refers to other MSS.
Scope and content
Treatises; As follows:- (1) The Pore Caitif. Treatise on the Creed, Ten Commandments, Pater Noster, etc., usually attributed to Wycliffe. fols. 1-99;- (2) Contrasts between God and the world. fol. 99r, v;- (3) Four errors, fols. 99v-100;- (4) Mirror of sinners, fols. 100-6;- (5) Seven gifts of the Holy Ghost. fols. 106-7v;- (6) Mirror of matrimony. Imperfect at the beginning, fols. 108-19. For further details see Ker, MMBL, I (1969), 310. Full border, fol. 1, partial borders, fols. 13, 49, and small initials.
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Middle English