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I wot no better weal
One 6-line tail-rhyme stanza in Rolle’s English Psalter (Ps. LXI)
Note: For further MSS see Allen (1927), 170-7.
Author(s): Richard Rolle
Title(s): English Psalter
Subjects: scripture texts, Engl. trans. of
Versification: — six-line — aabccb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Hatton 12 (SC 4127), f. 90ra
First Lines:
I wate na better wele
þan in my thought to fele…
Last Lines:
…Ihesu in herte to feste
& ȝerne na noþer thinge
Editions:
Allen, Hope Emily. English Writings of Richard Rolle. Oxford: Clarendon, 1931: 16.
2.Source: Oxford, University College 64, f. 65va
Transcription:
I wate na bettere wele
þan in my thoght to fele
þe life of his lufyng
of all i hold it þe best
ihesu in my hert to fest
and ȝerne nane oþere thyng
Editions:
Bramley, Henry Ramsden. The Psalter, or Psalms of David and certain canticles. Oxford: Clarendon, 1884: 215.