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DIMEV 4341
NIMEV 2736.11
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)
Note: Extract is introduced by 4445.
Subjects: prayer, abuse of
Versification: — thirteen-line — alliteration, ababbcbcdeeed



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce 302 (SC 21876), f. 32
First Lines:
Ouerhippers and skippers moterers and mumlers
Tytyuyllis tytild here wordus and takes hem to hys pray…
Last Lines:
…Þai scornen God ful sekyrle
And han his maleson
Editions:
Fein, Susanna Greer. “A Thirteen-Line Alliterative Stanza on the Abuse of Prayer from the Audelay MS.” Medium Aevum 63 (1994): 61-74: 63, 68.