The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
As Holy Church teacheth thee thine alms hide and lay
On the duty of Almsgiving — seven quatrains
For macaronic heading of six short lines: ‘Man with good…’, see
1.Source: Manchester, John Rylands Library Lat. 395
, ff. 119-119v
As holy Chirche techith the thyne almes hide & laye
pour mannys bosom and it will for the praye
As watir fire quenchith so almes
doth synne allaye
Geve thyne almes thou shalt encres god hymself doth
…In myserable penury fayne to begg his brede
A man not knowyng
his honour is a beste in dede
Note: Bound with
All Ouids elegies 3. bookes. By C.M. Epigrams by I.D., At Middlebourgh [i.e. London: s.n., ca.
Attributed Author: quod Stevene G (f. 119v)
Brydges, Sir Samuel Egerton.
10 vols. London: Longman, 1805-09; 2nd ed., 1815: 10.69-70.