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To Gods worship that dear us bought
Maydestone’s version of the Seven Penitential Psalms — in 8-line stanzas (abababab)
Note: For other MSS which lack the introductory stanza see 3207; for the 51st Psalm occurring separately see 3481.
Author(s): Richard Maydestone
Subjects: psalms, penitential; scripture texts, paraphrases; paraphrases
Versification: — eight-line — abababab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Digby 18 (SC 1619), ff. 38-64v
First Lines:
TO goddis worschipe þat dere us bouȝte
To whom we owen to make oure mone…
Last Lines:
…In heueuen (sic) kyngdom me to ceesen
Graunte us oo god & persones þre
Note: Every stanza is introduced by Latin first lines of psalms.
Attributed Title: Here bigynneþ þe prologe of þe seuene salmys in englysche by Richard hampole heremyte (f. 38)
Editions:
Adler, Guido, and M. Kaluza. “über die Richard Rolle de Hampole zugeschriebene Paraphrase der sieben Busspsalmen.” Englische Studien 10 (1887): 215-55: 232-55 (collated with Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. e.17 (SC 32690) and Oxford, Bodleian Library Digby 102 (SC 1703) (3207 [2]).
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 174 (SC 668), ff. 2-24v
First Lines:
TO goddis worchip þat dere vs bouȝt
To whom we owen to make our mone…
Last Lines:
…In heuen kyngdom me to seysen
Graunt vs oo god & persones þre
Attributed Title: Here begynyn þe seuen psalmes (f. 1), Here endyn þe vij spalmes (at the end)
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson A.389 (SC 11272), ff. 13-20v
First Lines:
To goddes worshepe þat vs dere bouȝte
To whom we owe to make oure moon…
Last Lines:
…In heuen kyndome me to seesen
Graunte þou god and persones þre
Editions:
Edden, Valerie. Richard Maidstone’s Penitential Psalms. Middle English Texts 21. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag/Carl Winter, 1990.
4.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. e.17 (SC 32690), ff. 9-12v
First Lines:
To suffre sorwe & stormes strong
ffor syþen Adam þe lawe lete…
Last Lines:
…[ ]neþ to euery wiȝte
[ ]shal seen and goostly knowen…
Note: Fragments of four folios damaged and partly unreadable.
5.Source: Manchester, John Rylands Library Eng. 51 [olim Quaritch Sale Cat. 344, Item 28], ff. 117-134v
First Lines:
To goddes worschipe þat dere vs bouȝt
To whom we owen to make oure mone
Of oure synnes þat we han wrouȝt
In ȝouþe & elde wel many one…
Last Lines:
…In heuene kyngdome me to sesen
Graunte oon god & persones þre
Note: A defective text.
Attributed Title: Explicit comentum super 7 psalmos penitentiales in Anglicis (f. 134v)
6.Source: Windsor, St George’s Chapel, Windsor E.I.I, f. 32v
7.Source: Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania MS Codex 196 [formerly Eng. 1; olim Gilbert Ireland Blackburne of Hale Hall, Liverpool], ff. 1-12v
First Lines:
…Whan bodiis stinkyn vndir þe ston
Where þe sowlis ben no wyth can telle…
Last Lines:
…In heuene kyngdom me to sese
Graunte on god and personys thre
Note: Imperfect at beginning due to loss of folio(s) at front of volume.
Attributed Title: Here endiþ the Seuene Psalmis (f. 12v)
Facsimiles:
Facsimile of UPenn Ms. Codex 196 .