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DIMEV 347
All manner of men should hold Gods biddings
A Wycliffite expansion of The Lay Folk’s Catechism, by John de Gaytryge, likewise in nonrhyming alliterative verse
Note: For a shorter version in The Lay Folks’ Catechism, see 671; the rhyming paraphrase of the Ten Commandments occurs separately: see 5843.
Title(s): Lay Folk’s Catechism
Subjects: instruction, religious; religous instruction
Versification: — alliteration



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 408, f. 1
Editions:
Simmons, Thomas Frederick, and Henry Edward Nolloth, eds. “The Lay Folks’ Catechism.” EETS o.s. 118 (1901); repr. 1987: 3-99.
2.Source: York, York Minster Library XVI.L.12, ff. 1ra-50ra
First Lines:
Alle maner of men schulden holde goddis biddingis
for wiþouten holding of hem may no man be saued…
Last Lines:
…þanne shulden men bygynne to werre on enemyes next hem
as meede & neede & kynde techiþ cristene men
Note: Portions on Ten Commandments through the Spiritual Works of Mercy.
Attributed Title: here begynneþ þe ten comaundementis (f. 1ra)
Editions:
Simmons, Thomas Frederick, and Henry Edward Nolloth, eds. “The Lay Folks’ Catechism.” EETS o.s. 118 (1901); repr. 1987: 3-99.