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In a pistle that Paul wrought
Each Man ought Himself to know — nine 12-line stanzas
Subjects: Paul, saint; advice, spiritual
Versification: — twelve-line — ababababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], ff. 407vc2-408ra
First Lines:
IN a Pistel þat Poul wrouȝt
I fond hit writen & seide riht þis…
Last Lines:
…Þat cristes face mai ben vr foode
ffor vche mon ouȝte him self to knowe
Facsimiles:
Doyle, I. A., ed. The Vernon Manuscript. A Facsimile of Bodleian Library, Oxford, MS Eng. poet.a.1, with an introduction by A. I. Doyle. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1987.
Scase, Wendy, and Nick Kennedy, eds. A facsimile edition of the Vernon manuscript: Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. Eng. Poet. A. 1. Oxford: The Bodleian Library, 2011.
Editions:
Varnhagen, Hermann. “Die kleinere gedichte der Vernon und Simeon handschrift.” Anglia 7 (1884): 280-315: 294-7.
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. The Minor Poems of the Vernon Manuscript, Part 2. EETS o.s. 117 (1901; repr. 1973): 672-5.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XIV Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1924. 2nd ed., rev.: G. V. Smithers, Oxford, 1952: 139-42.
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 22283 [Simeon], f. 129va-129vb
First Lines:
IN a Pistel þat Poul wrouht
I founde hit writen & seide riht þis…
Last Lines:
…Þat cristes face may ben vr foode
ffor vche mon ouȝt hym self to knowe
Attributed Title: Explicit A song knowe þi self (f. 129vb)
Facsimiles:
Digital Facsimile of British Library MS Add. 22283 (‘Simeon’). 2014; http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Add_MS_22283.
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James. Early English Poems and Lives of Saints. Transactions of the London Philological Society 1858; Pt. 2, Berlin, 1862: 130-4.