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The lord that is a householder
Exposition of the Eight Feasts of the Church — 335 lines in stanzas of varying length
Subjects: religious instruction; didactic verse
Versification: — various



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Royal 18 A.X, ff. 130v-134v
First Lines:
The lord þat is a hows holder with faire festis folk he fat
Ȝiueþ hem wedys hym self doþe wer on bolstre bed her balys bat…
Last Lines:
…In þis ensaumple Iohan say eslye as he slombrid in slepynge
In goddis godhed he say full hyȝe þe heyȝtes of hys hyȝe kynge

[Withoute any…]
Note: Ends imperfectly. Catchwords ‘Withoute any’ at the foot of f. 134v.
Attributed Title: Deo nostro iocunda sit laudacio (f. 130v)
Editions:
Morris, Richard, ed. Legends of the Holy Rood, Symbols of the Passion, and Cross-Poems. EETS o.s. 46 (1871); repr. 1973: 210-21.