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Hi sunt qui psalmos corrumpunt nequitur almos
Macaronic lines on Tutivillus — four lines in a Latin treatise cautioning priests and other clerics regarding the saying of divine offices
Note: Cf. 1173.3, 2783, and 6084.
Subjects: Tutivillus; religious observance
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Balliol College 354, p. 422
Transcription:
Versus posterior non prius incipiatur
Quam suus anterior perfecto fine fruatur
Tres sunt qui psalmos
corrumpunt nequiter almos
Quos sacra scriptura dampnat vetant quoque iura
Momelers foreskippers ouerskippers sunt tria mala
Note: Six lines in this MS, including two lines preceding usual beginning.
Attributed Title: For a syngar (p. 422)
Facsimiles:
Early Manuscripts at Oxford University: Facsimile of Oxford, Balliol MS 354. (http://image.ox.ac.uk/show?collection=balliol&manuscript=ms354).
Editions:
Flügel, Ewald. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts….” Anglia 26 (1903): 94-285: 204.
Dyboski, R., ed. Songs, Carols and Other Miscellaneous Poems from Balliol MS. 354, Richard Hill’s Commonplace Book. EETS e.s. 101 (1908); repr. 1984: 137.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ff.1.14, f. 185v
Transcription:
Hij sunt qui psalmos corrumpunt nequiter almos
Ourelepers forskyppers bebbers momelers quoque stutters
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl, ed. Yorkshire Writers. 2 vols. London, Sonnenschein; New York: Macmillan, 1895-96: 2.xxxiii.
3.Source: London, British Library Lansdowne 762, f. 101v
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 1.291.
Wright, Thomas. A selection of Latin stories. Percy Society 8. London: Richard, 1842: 225.
Bad Key: Wright1856: 543.
4.Source: London, British Library Sloane 1584, f. 13v
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, ed. The Latin Poems Commonly Attributed to Walter Mapes. Camden Society o.s. 16 (1841): 514843.