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Pride is out and pride is in
A song against Pride — five quatrains (aaab) and burden (bb): ‘Man be war er þu be wo /Þink on pride & let hym goo’
Subjects: carols, of moral counsel; sins, deadly
Versification: — four-line — aaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Balliol College 354, p. 5063
First Lines:
Pryde is owt & pride ys yn
& pride ys þe begynnyng of euery syn…
Last Lines:
…[Thoro]w his pride he lost his sight
[And fell] down in to endles wo
Explicit
Note: Burden and st. 1, 3, 2.
Facsimiles:
Early Manuscripts at Oxford University: Facsimile of Oxford, Balliol MS 354. (http://image.ox.ac.uk/show?collection=balliol&manuscript=ms354).
Editions:
Flügel, Ewald. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts….” Anglia 26 (1903): 94-285: 274.
Dyboski, R., ed. Songs, Carols and Other Miscellaneous Poems from Balliol MS. 354, Richard Hill’s Commonplace Book. EETS e.s. 101 (1908); repr. 1984: 50.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 239-40.
2.Source: London, British Library Sloane 2593, f. 9
First Lines:
Pryde is out & pride is inne
& pride is rot of euery synne…
Last Lines:
…Þat he foryeue þe þi pride
& þi synnys þat þu hast doo
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 2.166.
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols. Warton Club 4. London: Richards, 1856: 24-5.
Chambers, Edmund Kerchever, and Frank Sidgwick. Early English Lyrics…. London: Buller, 1907, 1911 et seq: 183.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 239-40; 1977, 212-13.
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson poet. 138 (SC 14632), f. 113
Transcription:
man be war or þou be wo
thynk of pryd
And lat it go
ffor pryd ys outh & pryd
Note: Burden only, copied on a parchment flyleaf at the end.