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He that will his soul leche / Listeneth to me and I woll…
‘The Stacions of Rome’ — in couplets
Note: For other MSS see 3212; for prose versions cf. Canterbury Cath. Z.8.33, olim Ingilby, f. 1; Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales Porkington 10, f. 132
Title(s): ‘The Stacions of Rome’
Subjects: treatises, devotional; geographical writings; pilgrims/pilgrimage
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 37787, f. 18
First Lines:
…þan I haue told here by fore
Or telle schuld with alle myght…
Last Lines:
…Graunt vs parte of þis pardone
And þer to his…
Note: The text is incomplete due to damage to the manuscript. Only the final seven lines of the text remain, and part of the last line is missing.
Editions:
Baugh, Nita Scudder. A Worcestershire Miscellany, compiled by John Northwood, c. 1400, edited from British Museum MS. Add. 37,787. Philadelphia, 1956: 106.
2.Source: London, British Library Cotton Caligula A.II, ff. 83rb-86va
First Lines:
He þat wyll hys sowle leche
Lysteneth to me & y woll ȝou teche…
Last Lines:
…And six þowsand ȝere he ȝaf to pardon
To all þo þat þyder wyll come
Note: Lines 1-553.
Attributed Title: Incypyt þe stacyonys of Rome (f. 83rb, by scribe, written in upper margin); S of Rome (as RT on verso leaves thereafter); Explicit þe staciones of Rome (f. 86va, by scribe below last line); The stations of Rome (f. 1, sixteenth-century list of contents)
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Political, Religious and Love Poems, from Lambeth MS. 306 and other sources. EETS o.s. 15 (1866); repr. 1962; rev. ed. 1903: 113-44; rev. ed. 143-73 (lines 554-914).
3.Source: London, British Library Cotton Vespasian D.IX, f. 183
Note: Lacking lines 1-100.
4.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 306, ff. 152v-165
First Lines:
Who so wolle be his soulles leche
lyst ynnythe to me I wyll yowe teche…
Last Lines:
…Graunt vs partie of this pardone
And there withe gyve us his benysone
Attributed Title: The stacyons of Rome (f. 152v); Explicit þe stacions of Roome (f. 165)
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Political, Religious and Love Poems, from Lambeth MS. 306 and other sources. EETS o.s. 15 (1866); repr. 1962; rev. ed. 1903: 113-44; rev. ed. 143-73 (lines 554-914).
5.Source: London (Kew), Public Record Office SC 6/956/5 [Bicester Priory Bursar’s Accounts Roll, 17-18 Edward III, Michaelmas to Michaelmas], a roll
Note: Lines 1-667; after line 19, verse copied as prose.
Editions:
Scattergood, V. John. “An Inedited Manuscript of The Stacions of Rome.” English Philological Studies 11 (1968): 51-4: 51 (unique passages only).
6.Source: Chicago, IL, Newberry Library -32 [olim Condover Hall; Robinson Sale Cat. No. 63, Item 71] , a roll, membranes 1-5
First Lines:
He þat wil his soule leche
List to me I wil him [te]ch
Pardoun his soule bote
At grete rome þere is þe rote…
Last Lines:
…graunt vs parte of þis pardoun
And þer to his holy benisoune
Note: Illustrated at top. Very long thin roll. First two lines rubric. Ends ‘Amen’ on same line after ‘benisoune’. Lines 1-667; after line 19, verse copied as prose.
7.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Wood empt. 25 (SC 8613), f. iii
First Lines:
Who so wyll be his soules leche
Lysten to me j wyll hym teche…
Last Lines:
…Heþen it was & cristen nou[t]
Tyll peter & poul hit hadde bout
Note: 12 lines. See Keiser (2003), 314-15 for the argument reassigning this text from 6710 to this entry.