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Now I have that I will
A tag in the Fasciculus morum — one couplet
Note: Part of a common proverb, for which see Whiting (1968), G.317; cf. 6419.
Subjects: proverbs; sermons, verse in
Versification: — two-line — aa
Bibliographic Ghosts: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 111 (SC 1550); Oxford, Lincoln College Lat. 52: not in this copy of Fasciculus morum; Durham, Durham University Library Cosin V.iv.2.



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 213 (SC 1045), f. 30v
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 187 (SC 2090), f. 144
Transcription:
Now y haue þat y wille
godys grame on þy bylle
Note: Written as prose.
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 410 (SC 2305), f. 22
Transcription:
Now I haue þat I wylle
goddis grame on þe bille
Note: Written as prose.
4.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson C.670 (SC 12514), f. 40v
Transcription:
Now ich haue þat I wyle
Goddus grame on þy byle
Editions:
Foster, Frances Allen, ed. “Some English Words from the Fasciculus Morum.” Essays and Studies in Honor of Carleton Brown. Percy Waldron Long, ed. New York: NYU Press; London: Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Pres, 1940: 149-57: 151.
Wenzel, Siegfried. Verses in Sermons: ‘Fasciculus morum’ and Its Middle English Poems. Cambridge, MA: Medieval Academy of America, 1978: 157.
5.Source: Cambridge UK, Gonville & Caius College 71/38, f. 31v
Transcription:
Now I haue þat I will
crist grame on þi bill
6.Source: Cambridge UK, Gonville & Caius College 364/619, ff. 35vb-36ra
Transcription:
Now I haue þat I wylle
goddis grame on þi bylle
7.Source: Cambridge UK, St John’s College F.22 (159), f. 54
Transcription:
Now I haue þat I wyll
godis grame on þi byll
Note: Written as prose.
8.Source: Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Library 82, f. 48
Transcription:
Nowe I haue that I wyll
godes grame in thy byll
9.Source: Lincoln, Lincoln Cathedral Library 44 (A.2.13), f. 173va
Transcription:
Now y haue þat y wille
godus grace on þis bille
Note: Written as prose.
10.Source: Spalding, Lincolnshire, Spalding Gentlemen’s Society M.J.B.14 [olim Maurice Johnson No. LIV], f. 43
Transcription:
Nowe I haue þat I wyll
goddes grame on þi byll
Note: Written as prose.
11.Source: Worcester, Worcester Cathedral Library F.19, f. 176ra
Transcription:
Now y haue þat i well
godis grame in þy bill
Note: Written as prose.
12.Source: Rome, Vatican Ottoboni 626, f. 23