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Forsake thy pride and thine envy
John Audelay, Song of the Seven Deadly Sins — five 5-line stanzas (ababc) including refrain, ‘I say þe so’, and burden (cc): ‘In wele be ware ore thou be woo / Thenke wens thou come wheder to goo’
Author(s): John Audelay
Title(s): Song of the Seven Deadly Sins
Subjects: carols, of religious counsel; sins, deadly
Versification: — five-line, two-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce 302 (SC 21876), ff. 27va-28ra
First Lines:
ffore sake þi pride & þyn enuy
þu schalt fynd hit fore þe best…
Last Lines:
…ffore to heuen þer is no noþer way
I say þe so
Attributed Title: de septem peccatis mortalibus (f. 27vb)
Editions:
Chambers, Edmund Kerchever, and Frank Sidgwick. “Fifteenth Century Carols by John Audelay.” Modern Language Review 5 (1910): 473-91: 480.
Whiting, Ella Keats, ed. John Audelay: The Poems. EETS o.s. 184 (1931); repr. 1988: 182.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 223-4; 1977, 198.
2.Source: Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales Peniarth 334A, endleaf 27va-28ra
Note: Burden only?