- SAMPA: /dus/
- Feminine of doux.
Francis Douce (IPA /daʊs/) (1757-1834), antiquary, born in London, was for some time employed at the British Museum. He published Illustrations of Shakespeare (1807), and a dissertation on The Dance of Death (1833).
Douce bequeathed over 19,000 printed books and 420 manuscripts to the Bodleian Library.
- Bodleian Library. Overview of the Douce bequest
- Bodleian Library. MSS. Douce: manuscripts from the collection of Francis Douce (1757-1834)