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DIMEV 5450
NIMEV 3452.99
The rich nor riches God ne hates / But them that for riches God forsakes
On God’s attitude toward the rich, from the Fasciculus morum — one couplet
Note: Wenzel (1978), p. 181, separates from preceding verses. Cf. Walther (1963), no.17493a.
Subjects: sermons, verse in; wealth, dangers of; translations
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 187 (SC 2090), f. 166v
First Lines:
Neiþer þe rychesse
Ne þe ryche man God ne hatyþ…
Last Lines:
…But hem þat for rychessis
God forsakyþ
Editions:
Wenzel, Siegfried. Verses in Sermons: ‘Fasciculus morum’ and Its Middle English Poems. Cambridge, MA: Medieval Academy of America, 1978: 180-1.
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson C.670 (SC 12514), f. 81v
Transcription:
The ryche ne rychesse god ne hatyth
But who so for rychesse god forsakyth
Editions:
Wenzel, Siegfried. Verses in Sermons: ‘Fasciculus morum’ and Its Middle English Poems. Cambridge, MA: Medieval Academy of America, 1978: 180-1.
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 213 (SC 1045), f. 69
Editions:
Wenzel, Siegfried. Verses in Sermons: ‘Fasciculus morum’ and Its Middle English Poems. Cambridge, MA: Medieval Academy of America, 1978: 180-1.
4.Source: London, British Library Addit. 25013, f. 45v
Editions:
Wenzel, Siegfried. Verses in Sermons: ‘Fasciculus morum’ and Its Middle English Poems. Cambridge, MA: Medieval Academy of America, 1978: 180-1.
5.Source: Lincoln, Lincoln Cathedral Library 44 (A.2.13), f. 193v
Editions:
Wenzel, Siegfried. Verses in Sermons: ‘Fasciculus morum’ and Its Middle English Poems. Cambridge, MA: Medieval Academy of America, 1978: 180-1.
6.Source: Worcester, Worcester Cathedral Library F.19, f. 194va
Editions:
Wenzel, Siegfried. Verses in Sermons: ‘Fasciculus morum’ and Its Middle English Poems. Cambridge, MA: Medieval Academy of America, 1978: 180-1.
7.Source: Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Library 82, f. 99
Transcription:
The ryght ne rychesse god ne hathes
Butt whoo so for rychesse god for sakes
8.Source: Spalding, Lincolnshire, Spalding Gentlemen’s Society M.J.B.14 [olim Maurice Johnson No. LIV], f. 83v