Contains six texts, possibly written by two hands. The first four texts belong to a group of Latin textbooks largely used in schools during the Middle Ages, collectively known as Auctores octo morales ('Eight moral authors'). Catherine Borland erroneously attributes the second, third and fourth text (Liber Faceti docens mores hominum, Liber parabolarum and Liber cartule) to Pope Damasus (pope 366 - 384).
ff. 1r-8r: 'Disticha Catonis' ('The Distichs of Cato').
ff. 8v-11v: 'Liber Faceti docens mores hominum' ('Book of Facetus teaching the morals of men').
ff. 12r-24v: 'Liber parabolarum' ('Book of comparisons') by Alanus de Insulis.
ff. 24v-32v: 'Liber cartule'.
ff. 32r-46v: 'Prophecy of John of Bridlington'.
ff. 47r-53r: 'Brut Chronicle'.
The texts are described separately, under MS.181/ff. 1r-8r; MS.181/ff. 8v-11v; MS.181/ff. 12r-24r; MS.181/ff. 24v-32v; MS.181/ff. 32r-46v; MS.181/ff. 47r-53r.
The hand is typical of the late 14th century, fairly good, possibly written by two scribes.
The ornament consists of red and blue filigree initials with simple border on ff. 1r, 47r, and 53r. In the verse part of the Chronicle the ends of the lines are marked in red, and proper names throughout are frequently underlined in red.
The rubrics have run a little, the margins are badly cropped, and at the beginning the leaves are worm-eaten and stained.