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Ne have thou no God buten one
The Ten Commandments — five couplets
Note: For other MSS see 5844.
Title(s): X Precepta
Subjects: ten commandments
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College B.1.45 (43), f. 42
First Lines:
Ne haue þou no god botin on
Idel oth ne suere þou non
Halidai þan schalt tou iemen
Fadir & modir þou salt quemen…
Last Lines:
…Þi neiebores housis ierne þou nout
Ne wif ne maidin ne hisaut
Note: Written two lines of verse per line in the MS.
Editions:
Förster, Max. “Kleine Mitteilungen zur mittelenglische Lehrdichtung, VI.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 104 (1900): 293-309: 302-3.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. English Lyrics of the XIIIth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1932: 129.