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While was Saint Peter I-cleped Simon
Against simony — eighteen couplets, or stanzas of 4-6 lines monorhymed
Title(s): ‘Hwon holy chireche is vnder uote’
Subjects: simony; clergy, criticism/satire of
Versification: — two-line, four-line — aa, aaaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Jesus College 29, Part II, ff. 181v-182
First Lines:
Hwile wes seynte peter i cleped symon
þo queþ vre louerd him to þu schalt hoten ston…
Last Lines:
…For his swete moder luue þat is so veyr and swote
Þat we in þisse lyue hit i seon mote
Note: Robbins (1975), 1672 has f. 254v.
Attributed Title: Hwou holy chireche is vnder note (f. 181v)
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: 89.
Kaiser, Rolf, ed. Alt- und mittelenglische Anthologie. Berlin-Charlottenburg: E. Schütt, 1954: 272.
Kaiser, Rolf, ed. Alt- und mittelenglische Anthologie. Berlin, 1954; 3rd ed.; trans. as Medieval English: a Old English and Middle English Anthology Berlin West, 1958: 321.