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Every man should teach this lore
The Ten Commandments — twelve quatrains
Note: Directly based on 2300.
Subjects: Ten Commandments
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 665, f. 90
First Lines:
Euery man with good entent
Kepe well Crystys commeundement…
Last Lines:
…In to hys blyss þat we may paace
At the last day of iugement
Note: Stanza 1 has only two lines.
Attributed Title: X mandata (f. 90)
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius. “Zwei Umschreibungen der Zehn Gebote im mittelenglische Versen.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 85 (1890): 45-8: 45-6.
2.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 853, pp. 47-49
First Lines:
EUery man schulde teche þis lore
To hise children with good entent
And do it him silf euermore
To kepe weel goddis comaundement…
Last Lines:
…Þese ten to kepe þou ȝeue us grace
Þat on the roode was al to rent
In to his blis þat we mowe passe
At þe laste day of Iugement
Note: Written as prose.
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Hymns to the Virgin and Christ…and other religious poems. EETS o.s. 24 (1867); repr. 1973: 104-5.