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Inwardly lord beseech I the / All my trespass forgive thou me
‘An orisoun for negligence of the X Commandments’ — fourteen couplets
Title(s): ‘An orisoun for negligence of the X Commandments’
Subjects: Ten Commandments; prayers, for pardon
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], f. 116ra2
First Lines:
INwardliche lord bi seche i þe
Al my trespas for ȝiue þou me…
Last Lines:
…ffor ȝif me now and alle men
Þat haue broken þi comaundemens ten
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:
Horstmann, Carl, ed. The Minor Poems of the Vernon Manuscript, Part 1. EETS o.s. 98 (1892; repr. 1973): 36.
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 37787, ff. 159r2-160
First Lines:
Inward lyche lord biseche I þe
All my trespas forȝif it me…
Last Lines:
…ffor ȝif me nou and alle men
Þat hau broken þi commaundemens ten
Editions:
Baugh, Nita Scudder. A Worcestershire Miscellany, compiled by John Northwood, c. 1400, edited from British Museum MS. Add. 37,787. Philadelphia, 1956: 148.