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This blessed book that here beginneth
Prologue to Rolle’s Commentary on the Psalter (in one MS only) — 120 lines
Title(s): Commentary on the Psalter
Subjects: prologues, to prose texts
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 286 (SC 1151), ff. 1-1v
First Lines:
This blessyd boke that here begynneth full of louyng and melodye
Of prayours be the which we wynneth þe grace of god all myȝtye…
Last Lines:
…Hafe mercy on vs with myldnes and hampole help þerto in hygth
To clywe and kunyng & clennes to buske vs to þe blysse ful brigth
Editions:
Bramley, Henry Ramsden. The Psalter, or Psalms of David and certain canticles. Oxford: Clarendon, 1884: 1-2.
Allen, Hope Emily. Writings Attributed to Richard Rolle. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 1927: 174 (extracts).