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Round in shaping
On the Host (6 lines, aaaabb), a tag in the Fasciculus Morum translating a Latin divisio of six physical qualities of the Host
Note: See Walther (1969), no.2350, no.8487; Walther (1963), no.11224a, and cf. 6825, in which they appear
Subjects: Host; sermons, verse in; translations
Versification: — six-line — aaaabb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 213 (SC 1045), ff. 76v-77
Transcription:
Round in þe schapyng
þenne in þe bakyng
White in þe seyng
Swete in þe smakkyng
On þon (sic) half weel y write
on þat oþer half smethe y smete
Note: Written as prose
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 187 (SC 2090), f. 170va
Transcription:
Rownde in shapynge
þynne yn bakyng
…In on syde wel y wrete
In þat oþer syde smeþe y smote
Note: Written as prose
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 410 (SC 2305), f. 49v
Transcription:
Round in þe shapyng
thynne in the bakyng
…On þe on half wel I wryte
On þe other half smeth y smyte
Note: Written as prose
4.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson C.670 (SC 12514), f. 88
Transcription:
Ronde in schapyng
Þynne in þe bakyng
Whyte in þe seyng
Swete in þe smackyng or tasting
On þe to halfe wel y wrete
On þe toþer halfe þynne ysmete
Note: Written as prose
Editions:
Foster, Frances Allen, ed. “Some English Words from the Fasciculus Morum.” Essays and Studies in Honor of Carleton Brown. Percy Waldron Long, ed. New York: NYU Press; London: Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Pres, 1940: 149-57: 156.
Wenzel, Siegfried. Verses in Sermons: ‘Fasciculus morum’ and Its Middle English Poems. Cambridge, MA: Medieval Academy of America, 1978: 182.
5.Source: Cambridge UK, Gonville & Caius College 71/38, f. 57
Transcription:
Rownd in þe schappyng
thynne in þe bakyng
Whytt in þe seyng
Swet in þe smellyng
On þe ton half wel wryten
On þe toþer smeth smyten
6.Source: Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Library 82, f. 107v
First Lines:
Rownde in shappyng
Thyn in the bakyng…
Last Lines:
…On that halfe smethe I smyte
And on that other halfe well I wryte
7.Source: Lincoln, Lincoln Cathedral Library 44 (A.2.13), f. 196va
Transcription:
Rond in þe schapyng
þyn in þe bakyng
Wyte in þe seyng
Swet in þe smakyng
On þat half wol y wryte
On þe top half smeþ y smyte
8.Source: Spalding, Lincolnshire, Spalding Gentlemen’s Society M.J.B.14 [olim Maurice Johnson No. LIV], f. 90v
First Lines:
Rounde in shapyng
thyn in [ ] makyng
Whyte in semyng
Swete in tastyng
on the to halfe wryten
on the other halfe smyten
Note: Written as prose
9.Source: Worcester, Worcester Cathedral Library F.19, f. 197va
First Lines:
Rounde in þe schapyng
thin in þe bakyng…
Last Lines:
…on on half wel wryte
on þe othure alf smeth y smith
Editions:
Wilson, J. M. “Worcester Cathedral Library, from the Report of the Librarian, Canon J. M. Wilson.” The Library 4th ser. 2 (1921-22): 257-65: 264.