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DIMEV 672
As that a great clerk shows in his books
A Wycliffite expansion of Gaytryge’s Lay Folk’s Catechism (671) — in non-rhyming alliterative verse
Note: See 671; the rhyming paraphrase of the Ten Commandments occurs separately as 5843.
Subjects: instruction, religious; religious instruction
Versification: — alliteration — alliteration



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 408, f. 1
First Lines:
As a gret clerk tellys and schewys in his bokys
Of alle þe creaturis þat god made in heuyn and erthe…
Last Lines:
Kunnyngly to know god almyȝty ys endles lyf and lastynge blysse
He bryngge vs þerto þat bowȝt vs with hys herte blod on þe cros Christ Ihesu Amen
Note: Prose?
Attributed Title: Mandatum domini Johannis de Thoresby
Ebor. arhciepi
Editions:
Simmons, Thomas Frederick, and Henry Edward Nolloth, eds. “The Lay Folks’ Catechism.” EETS o.s. 118 (1901); repr. 1987: 3-99.
2.Source: York, York Minster Library XVI.L.12, f. 1