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Pride pride woe thou be mater visiorum
Against Pride and Flaunting Manners — twenty macaronic lines in couplets
Subjects: sins, deadly; satires; Satan
Versification: — two-line — aa
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Dublin, National Library of Ireland D 1435 [olim Kilkenny Castle], piece of vellum
First Lines:
Pryd pryd wo thow be mater uisyorum
Lucifer alas for the gaudia polorum
Last Lines:
…He putth hyt hand in hys powrs cum nichyll intus fuerat
He ffownd none þer saw godeys cowrs hoc non sibi deerat
Editions:
Seymour, St. John Delincourt. “Three Medieval Poems from Kilkenny.” Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 41(c) (1932-33): 205-9: 207.
2.Source: London (Kew), Public Record Office C 47/34/1/12, f. 2v
Transcription:
Pryde pryde wo thow be mater uisyorum
Lucifer has lost [ ]ia gaudiorum
Lucifer was f[ ]i polorum
Bot for pride he fal [ ]vala saculorum
Note: Portions illegible due to water damage and wear.