The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 5126
IMEV 3265.5
Tell you I shall
John Skelton, ‘The Tunnyng of Elymour Rummyng’ — 623 lines in ‘skeltonics’
Author(s): John Skelton
Title(s): ‘The Tunnyng of Elymour Rummyng’
Versification: — skeltonic

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 22504, ff. 35v-36v
First Lines:
[Þ]u þinge for to knowe god almyȝty
es þe seuene sacramentes þat holy chirche gifes…
Last Lines:
…mekely to suffur wheþer so euere fall is woo or welþe
and þat our herte be noghte ouer highe for no welfare…
Note: Transcript from early print. Written as prose. Text is incomplete, ending mid-way through the sixth vertue.
Attributed Title: here bigynnen þo seuen sacramentis (f. 35v)

Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 22598. Skelton, John, Certayne bokes compyled by maister Skelton, R. Lant f. H. Tab, [1545?]
2.Source: STC 22599. Skelton, John, Certayne bokes compyled by maister Skelton, Kynge and Marshe, n.d
Dyce, Alexander, ed. The Poetical Works of John Skelton. 2 vols. London: T. Rodd, 1843: 1.95-115.
Dyce, Alexander, and Izaak Walton, eds. The Poetical Works of Skelton and Donne. Boston: Houghton, Osgood, 1879: 1.109-31.
Henderson, Phillip. The Complete Poems of John Skelton, laureate. London: J. M. Dent, 1931; further eds. 1948, 1959: 99-118; 1948, 1959, 112-30.
Hughes, Richard Arthur Warren, ed. Poems by Skelton. London: W. Heinemann, 1924: 39-61.
3.Source: STC 22600. Skelton, John, Heare after foloweth certain bokes compiled by Master Skelton, Poet Laureat, whose names here after doth appere…, Heare after foloweth certain bokes compiled by Master Skelton, Poet Laureat, whose names here after doth appere ... King Edward the fourth. King Edward the fourth. Treatise of the Scottes. Treatise of the Scottes. Ware the hawke. Ware the hawke. Tunning of Elynoure Rummyng. Imprynted at London: by Jhon [sic] Day, [1563?]
4.Source: STC 22608. Skelton, John, Pithy, Plesaunt and Profitable workes of Maister Skelton, ed. J. Stow, T. Marshe [1568]
Skelton, John. Pimlyco, or, Runne Red-cap. Tis a mad world at Hogsdon. At London: Printed [by Thomas Purfoot] for Io : Busbie, and Geo : Loftis, and are to bee sould vnder St. Peters Church in Cornehill, 1609.
Oldys, William, and Edward Harley, (Earl of Oxford). The Harleian miscellany: or, A collection of scarce, curious, and entertaining pamphlets and tracts, as well in manuscript as in print. London, Printed for T. Osborne, 1744-1746: 1.415.
Bowle, John, ed. Pithy, Pleasaunt and Profitable Workes of Maister Skelton, 1568. London: C. Davis, 1736.
Chalmers, Alexander, ed. The Works of the English Poets from Chaucer to Cowper. London, 1810; repr. New York: Greenwood, 1969: 2.267-71.