The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 4409
IMEV 2775
NIMEV 2775
Pride that is overgart
‘Pride goes before destruction’ (6 lines), a tag in the Fasciculus morum
Note: Translates and versifies the thought preceding two Latin hexameters in the text.
Subjects: sermons, verse in; aphorisms; translations
Versification: — six-line — aabccb

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 410 (SC 2305), f. 4v
Pryde þat is ouergart
algate has unquart
at þe latter ende
for whan pride gos by forn
shome shewes euermore
wende how he wende
Note: Written as prose.
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 213 (SC 1045), f. 5v
Pruyde þat is ouergart
halgate hat vnquart
atte þe latter ende
ffor when pryde goith bi fore
schame seuet euermore
wende hou he wende
Note: Written as prose.
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson C.670 (SC 12514), f. 12v
Pruyde þat is ouergart
Algate haþ vnquart
At þe latter ended
For when pryde goþ byfore
Schame sewyth euer more
Wende hou he wende
Wenzel, Siegfried. Verses in Sermons: ‘Fasciculus morum’ and Its Middle English Poems. Cambridge, MA: Medieval Academy of America, 1978: 141.
4.Source: Oxford, Lincoln College Lat. 52, f. 5ra
pride þat is ouergairt
algat hath vnwhart
ffor where pride gose be fore
schame folowos euermore
Wende where he wende
5.Source: Cambridge UK, Gonville & Caius College 71/38, f. 15v
Pryde þat ys vngart
algate hath vnquart
at þe latter ende
ffor when pryde goth be fore
Shame folowith euer more
vende were he whende
6.Source: Cambridge UK, Gonville & Caius College 364/619, f. 5vb
pride þat is ouere gayrt
al gate hait vn quart
at þe lattere ende
for qwanne pride goth be fore
schame suith euermore
wende quow ye wende
7.Source: Durham, Durham University Library Cosin V.iv.2, f. 4v
Pruyde þat is owgard
algate hat atte the lattere ende
for qwey Pryde goth be fore
schame sweth euer mor
wende how he whende
Note: Prosified and corrupt version, written as prose.
Attributed Author: quod Endyng (f. 4v)
8.Source: Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Library 82, f. 10v
Pryde that is ouergart
algate hathe on quart
at the last end fo
ffor when pryde goeth be fore
Schame sueth euer more
wende when he wende
9.Source: Lincoln, Lincoln Cathedral Library 44 (A.2.13), f. 158va
Pryde þat is ouergart
algate haþ vnquart
at þe lat ende
ffo wonne pryde
goþ by fore schame
sywer euer more wend
howe we wend
Note: Written as prose; seven lines rhyming aabcdbb.
10.Source: Worcester, Worcester Cathedral Library F.19, f. 162va
Prude þat is ouergart
algat hay [sic] vnquart
at þe later ende
ffor wenne prude got by fore
schame sewyt euer more
wende how a wende
Note: Written as prose.
11.Source: Rome, Vatican Ottoboni 626, f. 4