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In Heaven shall dwell all christian men
Follow the Commandments — a single couplet introducing the Ten Commandments (5845) in the some MSS of the Speculum Christiani (Secunda Tabula)
Title(s): Speculum Christiani (Secunda Tabula)
Subjects: Ten Commandments
Versification: — two-line — aa
Bibliographic Ghosts: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.4.51, ff. 7, 8-8v, 9: text of couplet missing; only lines that follow it: Be thu no [ ] / Nor no th[ ]…But as [ ] / Ryȝthte [ ]



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 513 (SC 1177), f. 64
Transcription:
In heuene schal dwelle alle cristen men
þat knowe and kepe goddys byddynges ten…
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 89 (SC 1886), f. 3
Transcription:
In heuen schall dwell al cristen men
þat knowe and kepe goddis byddynges ten
Note: Lacks st. 8 and 9.
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild. “The Towneley Play of the Doctors and the Speculum Christiani.” Modern Language Notes 31 (1916): 223-6: 224-5.
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Hatton 97 (SC 4070), f. 2
Transcription:
In heven shal dwell all crystyn men
That knowes and kepys goddys byddyngys ten
4.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson C.401 (SC 12255), f. 2va
Transcription:
In heuen shall dwell all cristen men
þat know & kepe godes byddyngs ten
5.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. theol. e.16 (SC 32216), f. 6v
Transcription:
In heuen schal dwelle all cristen men
þat knowe and kepe goddes biddyngs ten
Note: Lacking st. 7 and 8.
6.Source: Oxford, Corpus Christi College 155, f. 149
Transcription:
In heuen sall dwell all cristen men
Þat knawes and kepes goddis biddynges x
7.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 6150, f. 5
Transcription:
In heuen shal dwelle al cristen men
Þat know & kepe goddes byddyngeȝ ten
8.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ff.1.14, f. 25
Transcription:
In hewyn shall dwell all crystyn men
That knawes and kepys godys byddynges ten
Note: Explicit spculum cristiani (f. 69)
9.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Hh.1.13, f. 6
Transcription:
In heuen shalle dwelle alle cristen men
That knowe and kepe goddes biddynges ten
10.Source: Cambridge UK, Jesus College Q.G.3 (51), f. 4
Transcription:
In heuen shall dwell all cristen men
That knawe & kepe goddes biddynges ten
Note: Followed by Latin prose, then 5845.
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 1.49.
11.Source: Cambridge UK, Pembroke College 285, f. 4
Transcription:
In heuen schall dwelle alle cristen me
þat knowiþ & kepeþ godes byddynges ten
12.Source: Cambridge UK, St John’s College G.8 (176), f. 5
Transcription:
in heuen schall duell all cristen men
that knawes & kepes godes byddyngs ten
Note: After Latin prose, followed by 5845.
13.Source: London, British Library Harley 206, f. 20v1
Transcription:
In heuen schall duell all crysten men
That know & kepe goddez byddynges ten
14.Source: London, British Library Harley 6580, ff. 5v-6
Transcription:
In heuen schal dwelle al cristen men
That knowen & kepe goddis byddyng ten
Note: Written as prose.
Editions:
Holmstedt, Gustaf, ed. Speculum Christiani. EETS o.s. 182 (1933); repr. 1988: 16-37.
15.Source: London, British Library Lansdowne 344, f. 7
Transcription:
In heuene schal dwelle al cristin men
þat knowe and kepe godis biddingis ten
Note: Written as prose and rubricated. Folios have been re-numbered to include the flyleaves, and foliation here refers to the new numbers.
Editions:
Holmstedt, Gustaf, ed. Speculum Christiani. EETS o.s. 182 (1933); repr. 1988: 16-37.
16.Source: London, British Library Addit. 10052, f. 22r1
Transcription:
In heuen shall dwelle all cristen men
That knowe and kepe godis byddyngis ten
17.Source: London, British Library Addit. 21202, f. 6
Transcription:
In heuen shalt dwelle all cristen men
That knowe and kepe godis byddyngys
18.Source: London, British Library Addit. 22121, f. 6r1
Transcription:
In heuen shall duelle all cristen men
That knowe and kepe goddis biddyngis ten
Note: Rubricated.
19.Source: London, British Library Sloane 1253, f. 57v
Note: Occurring separately.
20.Source: Ushaw, St Cuthbert’s College 28, f. 35
Transcription:
In heuen shal duelle al cristen men
þat knoue & kepe godes biddinges tenne
21.Source: Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin 159, f. 152
Transcription:
In heuen schall dwell all cristyn men
þat knaw and kepe goddys byddynges ten
22.Source: Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin 351, f. 7
Transcription:
In heuon shall dwell all criston men
Þat know and kepe god biddynges ten
23.Source: London, University of London MS 657 [olim Helmingham Hall I.J.I.7], p. 921
Transcription:
[I]N heuen shullyn dwellyn all crysten men
þat knowe & kepyn goddys comaundementys ten
Note: Written as prose, lines 8 and 9 on page.
24.Source: New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library Osborn fa2 [olim Laurence Witten, Cat. 5, item 51; prior Helmingham Hall LJ. V. 14], f. 66
Transcription:
In heuene schall dwell all cristin men
That kl knowe & kepe goddes byddynge ten
25.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 124 [olim Sotheby’s Sale, 11 June 1923, lot 89A], f. 6
Transcription:
In heuen schall dwelle all cristyn men
That knowe and kepe godis byddynges ten



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 26012. Wotton, John, Speculum Cristiani, W. de Machlinia ad exp. H. Vrankenburgh, [1486?] , sig. a.viiv
Transcription:
In heuen shall dwelle alle cristen men
That knowe & kepe goddes byddynges ten
Note: CUL Inc. 5.J.3.5 [3607].
Attributed Title: Incipit liber qui vocatur Speculum Cristiani (sig. a.ii; f. 1); Iste Libellus impressus est in opulentissima Ciuitate Londoniarum per me Willelmum de Machlinia ad instanciam necnon expensas Henrici Vrankenbergh mercatoris (last folio, verso)