The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Read this oft but read it soft
A commendation to the reader — two couplets preceding an extract from
Rolle’s Form of Living
Extract also includes 4341
Subjects: introductions, to prose texts
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce 302 (SC 21876)
, f. 32a
Rede thys oft butt rede hit sofft
And whatt þou redust
For here þe soth þou maght se
fruyte comeþ of þy body
Note: Introduces prose list of sin.
Catalogue of the Printed Books and Manuscripts bequeathed by Francis
Douce, Esq., to the Bodleian Library
Oxford: UP, 1840: 51.
Whiting, Ella Keats,
John Audelay: The Poems.
o.s. 184 (1931); repr. 1988: x.
Fein, Susanna Greer.
“A Thirteen-Line Alliterative Stanza on the Abuse of Prayer from the
63 (1994): 61-74: 66.