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All vanities forsake if thou his love will feel
A Warning against Worldly Vanities — fifteen monorhyming quatrains with medial rhyme
Note: Preceded immediately by 5940.
Author(s): Richard Rolle (attrib.)
Subjects: vanity, against worldly
Versification: — four-line — aaaa, abababab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.5.64, Part III, ff. 40v-41v
First Lines:
all vanitese forsake if þu his lufe will fele
þi hert til hym þu take he kan it kepe sa wele
þe myrth na man may make of god es ilk a dele
þi thoght lat it noght qwake þi lufe lat it not kele…
Last Lines:
…And vse þe in praiyng þar in þu may be mend
Swa þat þow hafe þi keyng in ioy with owten endyng
Attributed Author: Ric Hampole (f. 42)
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl, ed. Yorkshire Writers. 2 vols. London, Sonnenschein; New York: Macmillan, 1895-96: 1.79-81; 371-2.
Allen, Hope Emily. English Writings of Richard Rolle. Oxford: Clarendon, 1931: 49.
Hanna, Ralph, ed. Richard Rolle: Uncollected Verse and Prose. EETS o.s. 329 (2007): 31-2.
2.Source: Lincoln, Lincoln Cathedral Library 91 [Robert Thornton MS], f. 222v
First Lines:
All vanytese for sake If þou his lufe will fele
Thi hert þou hym by take he kane it kepe full wele…
Thi myrthe na man may make of godd es ilke a dele
Thi thoghte late it noghte qwake thi lufe late it noghte kele…
Last Lines:
…And thow sal heyene wende
Thow sall hym se with eghe And come to criste þi frende
Facsimiles:
Brewer, Derek Stanley, and A. E. B. Owen. “Introduction.” The Thornton Manuscript (Lincoln Cathedral MS. 91). London: Scolar Press, 1975.
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl, ed. Yorkshire Writers. 2 vols. London, Sonnenschein; New York: Macmillan, 1895-96: 1.79-81; 371-2.
Comper, Frances M. M. The Life of Richard Rolle, Together with an Edition of his English Lyrics. London: J. M. Dent, 1928, 1933; New York: E. P. Dutton, 1929: 264-8 (collated with Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.5.64).
3.Source: Longleat, Marquess of Bath MS 29, ff. 53v-54v
First Lines:
All vanytees forsake If þou his loue wil fele
The hert þou hym bitake he can hit kepe so welle…
Last Lines:
…Avise þe in preynge That in þou may þe mend
And þou shal loue þi kynge I ioy withouten end Amen
Note: Written as verse. Here written without break as a continuation of 5940.
Editions:
Ogilvie-Thomson, J. S., ed. Richard Rolle: Prose and Verse. EETS 293 o.s. 293 (1988): 48-9.