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Herod thou wicked foe whereof is thy dreading
William Herebert, a hymn based on ‘Hostis Herodes impie’ — fourteen lines
Author(s): William Herebert
Title(s): Hostis Herodes impie
Subjects: Holy Innocents
Versification: — three-line — aaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 46919 [olim Phillipps 8336], f. 205
First Lines:
Herodes þou wykked fo whar of ys þy dredinge…
Facsimiles:
Schofield, B. “The Manuscript of a Fourteenth Century Oxford Franciscan.” British Museum Quarterly 16 (1951-2): 36-7 plus plate XVII facing page 37.
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 1.86-7.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XIV Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1924. 2nd ed., rev.: G. V. Smithers, Oxford, 1952: 15.
Kaiser, Rolf, ed. Alt- und mittelenglische Anthologie. Berlin-Charlottenburg: E. Schütt, 1954: 240.
Kaiser, Rolf, ed. Alt- und mittelenglische Anthologie. Berlin, 1954; 3rd ed.; trans. as Medieval English: a Old English and Middle English Anthology Berlin West, 1958: 283.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 193-4.