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IMEV 186
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All haste is odious whereas discretion
John Lydgate, Verses against Haste — twenty 8-line stanzas with refrain
Note: Ringler Jr. (1992), TM 115.
Author(s): John Lydgate
Subjects: precepts, moral
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson C.86 (SC 11951), ff. 84-86
First Lines:
All hast is odious wher as discrecioun
Of wilfulnesse hath non interesse…
Last Lines:
…Hast in all perill to crystes passioun
Enbrace þat baner and do þer on A byde
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Kk.1.6, ff. 205v-208v
First Lines:
Alle haste is odious where as discression
Off wylfulnesse hath non intresse…
Last Lines:
…Haste in all perylys to Cristus Passioun
Enbrace þat Baner & do þer by a byde
Attributed Author: ‘Explicit quod Lydgate’ (f. 208v)
Attributed Title: Here…be gyneth the dite on þis worde / He hasteth weel þat wysely can a byde (f. 205v)
Editions:
MacCracken, Henry Noble, ed. John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. II: Secular Poems. EETS o.s. 192 (1934); repr. 1961: 759-64.
3.Source: London, British Library Harley 78, ff. 77v-79
First Lines:
All hast ys edyns where as dystrecyoun
of wylfulnes hath non encrese…
Last Lines:
…hast in all perelles to cryst Ihesu ys passyoun
Enbras there thy banner & loke there thou abyde
Note: 14 stanzas.
Attributed Author: lydgatt (f. 79, added by later hand)
4.Source: London, British Library Harley 2251, ff. 26v-27
First Lines:
The hasty man failith neuer woo
Hast contrarious enmy to sadnes…
Last Lines:
…hast in al pile vnto cristes passoun
Enbrace þat banner and þeron abyde
Note: 8 stanzas.