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This brevit book of sober quantity
?William of Tours, Friar, ‘The Contemplacioun of Synnaris’ — 1560 lines in eight-line stanzas
Author(s): William of Tours
Title(s): ‘The Contemplacioun of Synnaris’
Subjects: treatises, devotional
Versification: — eight-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Arundel 285, f. 47
Editions:
Bennett, Jack Arthur Walter, ed. Devotional Pieces in Verse and Prose from Ms. Arundel 285 and Ms. Harleian 6919. Scottish Text Society 3rd ser. 23. Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1955: 64-169.
2.Source: London, British Library Harley 6919, ff. 2-49v
First Lines:
This breuit buke of sobre quantite
Of synnaris callit þe contemplacioun…
Last Lines:
…Schaw will In werk and without questioun
Thow sall In hewin for ewir be laureate
Editions:
Bennett, Jack Arthur Walter, ed. Devotional Pieces in Verse and Prose from Ms. Arundel 285 and Ms. Harleian 6919. Scottish Text Society 3rd ser. 23. Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1955: 64-169.
3.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland 16500 [formerly Acc. 4233; Asloan MS], ff. 263-290
First Lines:
THis brevit buke of sobir quantite
Off Synnaris callit þe contemplacioun…
Last Lines:
…Schawe will in werk & without questioun
Thow sall in hevyne for evir be laureat…
Note: 1552 lines; ends imperfectly; equals pages 545-59.
Attributed Title: Heir ffollowis The comtemplacioun of synnaris appliand for euerilk day of þe oulk And first for monunday of þe blynd and blunder and vicious wanyte of þis warld (f. 263); Heir endis þe buke of þe contemplacioun of synnaris writtin be þe hand of Ihon asloan (f. 290)
Editions:
Craigie, William Alexander. The Asloan Manuscript. 2 vols. Scottish Text Society n.s. 14, 16. Edinburgh, London: Blackwood, 1923, 192: 2.187-241.



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 5643. [Contemplacyon of synners], [Emprentyd at Westmynster: By Wynkyn de worde, the .x. daye of July, the yere of our lorde .M. CCCC. lxxxxix.] [1499]