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He that it rueth he rueth full sore
Repent and amend thy life (4 lines, aabb), a tag in the Fasciculus morum
Note: Based on Qui tetigit, tetigit … which precedes it; for an example of the Latin occuring separately, see James (1912), 2.193, and Walther (1963), no. 24858.
Subjects: repentance; sermons, verse in
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 410 (SC 2305), f. 1v
Transcription:
He þat þe thorgh smote he smote fulsore
Amende þi lyf And synne nomore
Lest he of eft so smyte þe
þat þu be war I rede þe het do
Note: Written as prose.
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 111 (SC 1550), f. 50
Transcription:
he þat hem Ruyth he ruþt ful sore
Amende thi lif an synno more
lest he ofte so ruus ye
þat þou be war I rede the
Note: Written as verse with rubric rhyme markers to right.
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 213 (SC 1045), f. 1v
Transcription:
He þat the throgh smot he smot full sore
A mende þi lyfe and synne no more
leste he offte off smyte þe
þat þu be ware i rede the
Note: Written as prose.
4.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson C.670 (SC 12514), f. 8
Transcription:
He þat hem reuen hoe reuen ful sore
Amende þy lyf and synne no more
Lest he eft so ryue þe
Þat þou be war I rede þe
Editions:
Wenzel, Siegfried. Verses in Sermons: ‘Fasciculus morum’ and Its Middle English Poems. Cambridge, MA: Medieval Academy of America, 1978: 134.
5.Source: Oxford, Lincoln College Lat. 52, f. 1vb
Transcription:
He þat hym rewith he rew full sore
amend þi life and synne no more
Lest ȝe oft so rew the
þat þou be ware I rede þe
6.Source: Cambridge UK, Gonville & Caius College 364/619, ff. 1vb-2ra
Transcription:
He þat hym reuthyd he rewe ful sore
Amende þi lyf and synne no more
lesteȝe ofte so rewe the
þat þu be war I rede the
Editions:
James, Montague Rhodes. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. 2 vols. Cambridge: at the UP, 1907: 2.414.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild. A Register of Middle English Religious & Didactic Verse. 2 vols. London: Oxford University Press for the Bibliographical Society: 1916-20: 1.205.
7.Source: Cambridge UK, St John’s College F.22 (159), f. 34v
Transcription:
he þat hym ruthe he rueth full sore
Amend þi lyfe & synne no more
leste he oft so rue on þe
þu be war I reyd þe
Note: Written as prose.
8.Source: Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Library 82, f. 5
Transcription:
he þat hym reweth hym rewe full sore
Amende þi liȝf & synne no more
lest eft he so rewe on the
that þu be war I rede the
9.Source: Lincoln, Lincoln Cathedral Library 44 (A.2.13), f. 156va
Transcription:
he þat hem rewe he rewe ful sore
amende jn lyue and syne nomore
lest he of þe soe rewe þe
þat þu be ware j rede þe
Note: Written as prose.
10.Source: Spalding, Lincolnshire, Spalding Gentlemen’s Society M.J.B.14 [olim Maurice Johnson No. LIV], f. 2
Transcription:
He that to the he toche ful sore
Amende thi lyfe and synne no more
Lest that he smyte the
that thowe be ware I rede the
Note: Written as prose.