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Our Father that art in heaven
The Pater Noster — five couplets
Subjects: Lord’s Prayer
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Cotton Cleopatra B.VI, f. 205v2
First Lines:
Ure fadir þat hare in heuene
halged be þi name…
Last Lines:
…bot freig us
fra alle iuele þinge
Note: The MS has been refoliated several times. The folio number here refers to the most recent, written in the bottom right corner of each recto folio. Written as prose.
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 1.22.
Ellis, Alexander John, ed. On Early English Pronunciation. 4 vols. EETS e.s. 2 (1867), 7 (1869), 14 (1871), 23 (1874), repr. 1973; issued jointly by the Philological Society, the EETS, and the Chaucer Society [2nd ser. 1, 4-5, 25] London: Trübner; ed. note: with rare exceptions, entries from these volumes are identical; where variants occur, both editions are cited: 2.442.
Maskell, William. Monumenta Ritualia Ecclesiae Anglicanae. 3 vols. London: Pickering, 1846-47; 2nd ed. 1882: 3.248.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. English Lyrics of the XIIIth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1932: 127.