The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Overhippers and skippers and mutterers and mumblers
A short interpolation embedded in a prose extract from Rolle’s Form of
Living — one 13-line stanza (ababbcbcdeeed)
Extract is introduced by 4445
Subjects: prayer, abuse of
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce 302 (SC 21876)
, f. 32
Ouerhippers and skippers moterers and mumlers
Tytyuyllis tytild here
wordus and takes hem to hys pray…
…Þai scornen God ful sekyrle
And han his
Fein, Susanna Greer.
“A Thirteen-Line Alliterative Stanza on the Abuse of Prayer from the
63 (1994): 61-74: 63, 68.