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Thou shalt haven no God buten one
The Ten Commandments — five couplets
Note: For another MS see 3682.
Subjects: Ten Commandment
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, University College 96, f. 109v
Transcription:
Þu shalt haue no god but oon
Ydel wothes swere þu non
The halyday þu shalt geme
ffader and moder þu shalt queme
loke þu sle no man
do þu foly with no woman
Be no þef ne þeves fere
ffals wyttenes bere þu neuere
Couete þu no mannes hous
Nor no þyng þat his ys ne his spouse
ffor þese ben þe hestes ten
Þat god comandeþ to all men
Note: 12 lines.
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. English Lyrics of the XIIIth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1932: 219-20.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ff.6.15, f. 21
First Lines:
þu salt hauen na god buten an
Iaeladh ne swere þu Nan…
Last Lines:
…Yierne þu nout þin nethtebure hus
Noth þat his is ne his spus
Note: Side-by-side English and Latin verse versions of the Ten Commandments.
Editions:
Morris, Richard, ed. An Old English Miscellany: A Bestiary, Kentish Sermons, Proverbs of Alfred and Religious Poems of the Thirteenth Century. EETS o.s. 49 (1872); repr. 1988: 200.
Luard, Henry, and Charles Hardwick, eds. A Catalogue of the Manuscripts Preserved in the Library of the University of Cambridge. 5 vols. Cambridge: at the UP, 1856-67: 2.522.
Reichl, Karl, ed. Religiöse Dichtung im Englischen Hochmittelalter: Untersuchen und Edition der Handschrift B. 14.39 des Trinity College in Cambridge. Münchener Universitäts Schriften, Text und Untersuchungen zur Englische Philologie 1 Munich: Wilhelm Fink, 1973: 334.