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All sins shall thou hate through casting of skill
An Exhortation against Sin — six monorhyming quatrains with medial rhymes, or six 8-line stanzas, abababab
Author(s): Richard Rolle (attrib.)
Subjects: devotional verse
Versification: — four-line, eight-line — aaaa, abababab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.5.64, Part III, ff. 36-36v
First Lines:
all synnes sal þu hate / thorow castyng of skylle
And ȝherne to gang in þe gate / þat es with owten ille
Tumbyl noght fra þe state / þat þu hase tane þe tille
It ledes til þe kynges ȝhate / þare þu may layke þi fille…
Last Lines:
…Owre setels heuen ar with in / me lyst sytt in myne
Lufe criste & hate syn / & sa purges þe þine
Note: Follows 5167 and precedes 3483 (both of which are short-line stanzas as this would be if 8-line stanzas).
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl, ed. Yorkshire Writers. 2 vols. London, Sonnenschein; New York: Macmillan, 1895-96: 1.74.
Allen, Hope Emily. English Writings of Richard Rolle. Oxford: Clarendon, 1931: 39.
Hanna, Ralph, ed. Richard Rolle: Uncollected Verse and Prose. EETS o.s. 329 (2007): 23.
2.Source: Longleat, Marquess of Bath MS 29, ff. 54v-55
First Lines:
Al synnes shal þou hate Throgh kastynge of skyll
And desyre to go in þe gate þat is withouten ille…
Last Lines:
…Our setys heuen ben wyth in Me list see in myn
loue Crist & hate syn And so purgeth thyne Amen
Note: Written as verse.
Editions:
Ogilvie-Thomson, J. S., ed. Richard Rolle: Prose and Verse. EETS 293 o.s. 293 (1988): 50.