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Lord in Thine anger up take me not / And in Thy wrath blame thou not me
Maydestone’s version of the Penitential Psalms — in 8-line stanzas (abababab)
Note: For other MSS which begin with an introductory stanza see 5978; for the Fifty-first Psalm separately see 3481; for st. 21 occurring separately see 6107.
Author(s): Richard Maydestone
Subjects: psalms, penitential; scripture texts, paraphrases; paraphrases
Versification: — eight-line — abababab
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 61 (SC 6922*), ff. 108-119v
First Lines:
Lord in thyn Anger vp take me nouȝt
And in thy wreth blame þu not me
ffor certys synne hath me throuȝt souȝt
That I wer laste nere helpe of the …
Last Lines:
…In heuen kyndom to haue sesyn
All myȝhty god in persons three
Attributed Title: Septem psalmi penitensiales (f. 108)
Editions:
Adler, Guido, and M. Kaluza. “über die Richard Rolle de Hampole zugeschriebene Paraphrase der sieben Busspsalmen.” Englische Studien 10 (1887): 215-55: 232.
Shuffleton, George. Ashmole 61: A Compilation of Popular Middle English Verse. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 2008: 279-10; 532-9; 615-19.
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Digby 102 (SC 1703), ff. 128-136
First Lines:
Lord in þyn angur vbbraide me nouȝt
And in þy wratthe þou blame not me…
Last Lines:
…Into heuene kyngdom me resseyuen
This graunte me god in persones þre
Note: Written as prose
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce 232 (SC 21806), ff. 1-28
First Lines:
Lord in þin angre vnder take me nowȝt
And in thy welthe blame þou nowȝt me…
Last Lines:
…In heuyn kyngdom me to cesyn
This graunt o god & personis thre Amen Amen etc
4.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. e.17 (SC 32690), ff. 9-12v
First Lines:
…[ ]eng
[ ] I þouge hit swete
To suffere sorwe & stormes strong
ffor siþen Adam þe lawe lote…
Last Lines:
…[ ] shal seen and goostly knowen
[ ] owen ordys in [ ] …
Note: Fragment of two bifolia, the inner one complete, the outer one with most of top half torn away, in a notebook of Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Six complete and two partial lines on f. 9; same on f. 9v; 22 lines on each of 10-11v; first parts of 9 lies on f. 12; ends of 9 lines on 12v.
5.Source: London, British Library Addit. 11306, pp. 1-24
First Lines:
…þyn angyr up take me nawȝt
Ne in þy wrethe blame nawȝt me…
Last Lines:
…In heuene kyngdom me to sesyn
Þis graunte god in persons þre
Note: Damaged, with partial loss of lines at beginning of text. Manuscript is paginated.
6.Source: London, British Library Addit. 36523, ff. 71v-87v
First Lines:
Lord in þin anger vptake me noght
Ny in þi wrath blame þu not me…
Last Lines:
…At þin ryght hand make my sete
Þis grace me graunte oon god and persones thre
Attributed Title: Expliciunt septem psalmi penitentiales (f.87v)
7.Source: London, British Library Addit. 39574, ff. 15v-45
First Lines:
Lord in þi anger vptake me noght
In thy wreth blame þow not me…
Last Lines:
…In to þe kingdom of heuene me resseyuen
Þus graunte me god in persoonys þre
Note: Each stanza preceded by scripture it translates, e.g. first is ‘DOmine ne in furore tuo arguas me neque in ira tua corripias me’.
Editions:
Day, Mabel, ed. The Wheatley Manuscript: Middle English Verse and Prose in British Museum MS. Additional 39574. EETS o.s. 155 (1921; repr. 1971): 20-59.
8.Source: London, British Library Harley 3810, Part I, f. 17
9.Source: London, British Library Royal 17 C.XVII, ff. 83ra-90ra
First Lines:
Lord in þin anger vpbrayd me noght
And in þi wreth blame þou noght me
ffor certys syn has me thurgh soght
Þat I ware lost warne helpe of þe…
Last Lines:
…And graunte vs grace we be not loste
Owte of þis warld wen we sal wende
Amen Amen par charite amen
Note: The text is faded (from damp?) throughout.
Attributed Title: Domine ne in furore tuo arguas me (f. 83ra)
10.Source: Longleat, Marquess of Bath MS 30, ff. 26-46v
First Lines:
Lord in thin argure [sic] vptake me nouȝt
And in þi wrath blame þou nouȝt me…
Last Lines:
…In heuen kyngdom me to lesen
Graunt god in persones thre Amen
Note: With Rubric Latin texts at head of each stanza, the first beginning ‘Domine ne in furore tuo arguas me….’
Attributed Title: Here begynneth þe seuen psalmis in englys (f. 26)
11.Source: Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales Porkington 20, f. 95
Note: Ends imperfectly at line 944.
12.Source: Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin 156, ff. 135v-141v
First Lines:
Lord in þyn angire vndirtake me noȝt
And in þyn wrathe blame þu noȝt me…
Last Lines:
…& lumen oculorum meorum & ipsum non est mecum
My hert in me I trowblilyt it is
Note: Domine ne in furore tuo arguas me / neck in ira tua corripias me just above, and Latin lines throughout; ends imperfectly.
Attributed Title: Incipit opus translacionis vijtepsalmorum þe…(f. 135v)
Editions:
Ellis, Frederick Startridge, ed. Psalmi Penitentiales. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894.
13.Source: New York, Pierpont Morgan Library M99, ff. 92-132
First Lines:
Lord yn þin anger vptake me nouȝt
And in þi wraþ blame þu nouȝt me…
Last Lines:
…Þu heuene kyndom me to seysyn
Þis graunte god yn persones þre
Note: Passages of Latin prose precede each 8-line stanza of English which translate them, beg. before first verse, ‘Domine ne in furore tuo arguas me….’
Editions:
Ellis, Frederick Startridge, ed. Psalmi Penitentiales. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894.
14.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 142 [olim Bement], ff. 22v-41v
First Lines:
Lord in thyn argure [sic] uptake me nought
And in þi wraþ blame þou not me…
Last Lines:
…In heuen kyngdom me to sesen
Graunt god in persones thre
Note: With Rubric Latin texts at head of each stanza, the first beg., ‘Domine ne in furore tuo arguas me….’
Attributed Title: Here begynneth þe vii psalmis in englisse (f. 22v)