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IMEV 4128.2
NIMEV 4128.2
Whoso goeth to church against his will
A proverbial saying about unwilling attendance at church, trans. Latin ‘Ad templum strictus sine velle redit maledictus’ — one couplet
Note: Cf. Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 165 (SC 1562), f. 508; printed by Smalley (1953), 214.
Subjects: proverbs; translations
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce 52 (SC 21626), f. 15v
Editions:
Förster, Max. “Die Mittelenglische Sprichwörtersammlung in Douce 52.” Festschrift zum XII Deutschen Neuphilolgentage in München 1906. E. Stollreither, ed. Erlangen (1906): 40-64: 47.
2.Source: Manchester, John Rylands Library Lat. 394, f. 7v
Transcription:
Who so gooth to þe chirche ageyn his wylle
he comes home acursed
Note: Latin follows.
Editions:
Pantin, William A. “A Medieval Collection of Latin and English Proverbs…from Rylands Latin MS. 394.” Bulletin of the John Rylands Library 14 (1930): 81-114: 99.