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Harken sirs that stands about / I will you tell…
The Speculum Christiani version of the Ten Commandments occuring separately, with a unique stanza prefixed and three others appended
Note: For the usual texts see 2511 and 5845.
Subjects: Ten Commandments
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 61 (SC 6922*), ff. 16v-17
First Lines:
Herkyns serys þat standes A bowte
I wyll ȝow tell with gode entente
How ȝe to god schuld kne & lowte
Iff ȝe wyll kepe his commandment…
Last Lines:
…ȝiff þat they wyll fro syn them kepe
They schall be bryȝter þan þe sone
Note: 14 stanzas. At the end: ‘Amen quod Rate.’
Editions:
Shuffleton, George. Ashmole 61: A Compilation of Popular Middle English Verse. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 2008: 59-60; 441-5; 601.
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 61 (SC 6922*), f. 22v
Note: First 8 lines of the poem.
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius. “Kleine Mitteilungen.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 85 (1890): 96-8.
Brown, John Thomas Toshach. “The Poems of David Rate, Confessor of King James the First of Scotland.” Scottish Antiquary 16 (1901-2): 196-8; 17 (1903): 36: partly printed by Holmstedt (1933), cxviii-cxix.