SEARCH RECORDS
SEARCH MSS
PRINTED BOOKS
INSCRIPTIONS
BIBLIOGRAPHY
GLOSSARY
DIMEV HOME
The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
DIMEV 4142
IMEV 2614.5
NIMEV 2614.5
Of all the witty men and wise I warn all I thee watch
The Papelard Priest — nine 10-line alliterative stanzas with ‘O and I’ refrain
Title(s): The Papelard Priest
Subjects: satires; abuses of the age; Church, criticism/satire of
Versification: — ten-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 45896, roll, Art. 1
First Lines:
Of Alle ȝe witti men and wise I warne Alle in ȝe wache
ȝat in worchipe wol wone in wele oȝer in wynne…
Last Lines:
…Wyt an on and an I witouten eny wyr
I may noust wyue and ȝriue al in a ȝere
Explicit ȝeddyngus de prust papelard
Note: Transcription derives from Revard (2001).
Editions:
Smith, A. H. “The Middle English Lyrics in Additional MS 45896.” London Medieval Studies 2, Part (1951): 33-49: 42-5.
Revard, Carter. “The Papelard Priest and the Black Prince’s Men: Audiences of an Alliterative Poem c.a. 1350-1370.” Studies in the Age of Chaucer (2001): 359-406: 400-3.