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Jesu Christ all this worlds read
The Proverbs of Hendyng — 6-line stanzas (aabccb)
Note: For another MS. which prefixes six introductory lines see 3383; for extracts from the Proverbs of Hendyng occurring separately see 973, 2395, 2400, 4475, and 6629; and cf. Wright and Halliwell-Phillipps (1845), 1.193 (lines 1-32, MS 2), 1.256 (lines 1-22, MS 1).
Author(s): Hendyng
Title(s): The Proverbs of Hendyng
Subjects: proverbs
Versification: — six-line — aabccb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Digby 86 (SC 1687), ff. 140va-143ra
First Lines:
Ihesu crist al þis worldes red
þat for oure sunnes wolde be ded…
Last Lines:
…Lif and hele ro and rest
þe ax is at the rote
Attributed Title: Hending þe hende (f. 140)
Facsimiles:
Tschann, Judith A., and Malcolm B. Parkes. “Introduction.” Facsimile of Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Digby 86 EETS s.s. 16 (1996).
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 1.109-16.
Mätzner, Edouard Adolf Ferdinand. Altenglische Sprachproben, I: Poesie. Berlin: Wiedmann, 1867: 1.304-11.
Varnhagen, Hermann. “Zu mittelenglischen gedichten: XI - XIII.” Anglia 4 (1881): 180-210: 191-200.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Gg.1.1, ff. 476v-479v
First Lines:
Ihesu crist al folk is rede
Þat for us alle þoled dede…
Last Lines:
…To habbe life and hele and reste
Þe ax is at rote
Note: With accompanying unrhymed rubric sayings ending quod hending between stanzas and a rubric couplet (658) quod marcol at end.
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 1.193-4.
Varnhagen, Hermann. “Zu mittelenglischen gedichten: XI - XIII.” Anglia 4 (1881): 180-210: 182-191.
Meyer, Paul. “Les Manuscrits français de Cambridge: II. Bibliothèque de l’universite.” Romania 15 (1886): 236-357: 334 (extract).
3.Source: Cambridge UK, St John’s College F.8 (145), ff. 137-138v
First Lines:
Bot [ ]
Schal c[ ]
& one schol [ ]…
Last Lines:
…Nil þei ne wille þei houte it schal
and be ful [ent?; ‘circh’ suprascript] ouer al
Boþe londe and [ ]…
Note: Preserved on fragments of leaves now bound at back of volume, which would be 137 and 138 if numbering continued: once used as pads of this book; pad ‘a’ preserves parts of stanzas 40 and 37, pad ‘b’ preserves stanzas 42, 46 and 34 of the Bodleian text.
Editions:
Schleich, Gustav, ed. “Die sprichwörter Hendings und die Prouerbis of Wisdom.” Anglia 51 (1927): 220-77: 247-77: comp. text (along with 3383).