The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 2556
IMEV 1514
NIMEV 1514
In nomine patris god keep me & filii for charity
John Russell, ‘Boke of Kervyng & Nortur’ — 1250 lines in couplets
Note: Cf. 3601.
Author(s): John Russell
Title(s): Boke of Kervyng & Nortu
Subjects: manners, treatises on; servants, instructions to; courtesy books
Versification: — two-line — aa
Macaronic: Latin

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 4011, ff. 171-189
First Lines:
In nomine patris god kepe me et filii for charite
Et spiritus sancti Where that y goo by lond or els by see…
Last Lines:
…Now good god graunt vs grace our sowles neuer to Infecte
þan may we regne in þi regioun eternally with thyme electe
Note: Includes envoy of 16 lines in couplets; rubric ‘Amen’ follows last line of text before the envoy (f. 189).
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. The Boke of Norture, by John Russell, ab. 1460-70 A.D. Roxburghe Club 87. Bungay: J. Childs and Son, 1867: 1-83.
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. The Babees Book, etc. EETS o.s. 32 (1868); rev. ed. Early English Meals and Manners London: Trübner, 1876; repr. 1973: 117-99.
2.Source: London, British Library Royal 17 D.XV, ff. 333-348
Note: Lines 5-1016 only.
3.Source: London, British Library Sloane 1315, f. 2
Note: Wants stanza 1 and last 14 stanzas.
4.Source: London, British Library Sloane 2027, f. 37
5.Source: Manchester, Chetham’s Library 8009 [Mun. A.6.31], ff. 337-355v
First Lines:
In nomine patris god kep me & filij for Cherite
Et spiritus sancti where I be both by lond & be see…
Last Lines:
…ffor his fadere and moders soule þat ye be prayinge
To brynge vs to the blis þat never shall haue endynge Amen
Note: 227 monorhyming quatrains; 2nd stanza has extra first line.
Attributed Title: A boke of kervyng And Nourtur (f. 336, centered on otherwise blank page); A good boke of kervyng and Nortur (f. 337); Explicit the boke off nvrture And of kervynge quod Ego (f. 355v)