The James Catalogue of Western Manuscripts

Shelfmark O.7.47
Manuscript Title Walter Hilton, Scala perfectionis
Alternative Title W. Hilton.
James Number 1375
Century 15th
Physical Description 29 lines to a page. Fairly well written.
Provenance Part of the Gale collection, given to T.C.C. by Roger Gale in 1738. Marked E. 12. No. 249.
Donor Gale, Roger (1672-1744), Antiquary
Size (cm) 19.5 x 12.5
Folio 95 ff.
Material Parchment
Language Middle English
Collation 1 flyleaf. 18-98 1012 (2 after 3rd leaf) 1110 (wants 10).
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l. Walter Hilton's Scala Perfectionis (no title in the MS.).
f.1 Capitula libri subsequentis (xci)
þat þe innere hauynge of man chulde be like unto þe uttre C. i.
Text begins f.4:
Gostly sister in ihesu crist I preye þe þat in þe calling etc.
The chapters in the text are numbered up to xciii, whose title corresponds with that of xci in the Capitula.
[Alternatively it has been suggested that ff.78a-83a are not part of Hilton's Scala Perfectionis but a separate work.]
Ends f.83a: and to þ t ioye þt þou ’ernes to. Amen.
ff.83b-86b blank.

2. f.87 Tractatus eiusdem quomodo temptationes sunt euadendae (no title in the MS.)
Ilke man and ilke woman þat be the grace of God.
Ends in the seventh section, imperfectly:
My thoghtes are spred abrode turmentyng my hert þer haue tamed nyght.


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