The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Now understand both more and less
St. Augustine on the Virtues of the Mass — seventeen
For other MSS see 3746
Author(s): Augustine of Hippo
Subjects: mass, virtues of
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 59 (SC 6943)
, ff. 67-67v
NOwe vnderstonde boþe more and lesse
What mede yee resceyve to
here youre messe
As telleþe vs þe doctour Augustyne
been hees wordes and not myne …
…þis grace and pardone for to have
þeire bodye and
soule for to save
Attributed Title: Here nexst foloweþe þe wrytinge of þe doctoure saint Austyne
what mede man resceyveþe þat devoutely hereþe his messe (f.
Lucas, Peter J.
“The Versions by John Shirley, William Gybbe and Another of the Poem On
the Virtues of the Mass: A Collation.”
Notes and Queries
n.s. 28  (1981): 394-8: 397.