The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Failing of friendship oft time we find
‘On the Evils of Covetousness’ — seventy-five
Title(s): ‘On the Evils of Covetousness’
Subjects: sins; evils of the time
1.Source: New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library, Takamiya Deposit 15 [Sotheby’s, 10 Dec. 1969, Lot 43; acquired by Takamiya in 1976]
, ff. 81vb
Fayling off frenshippe offt tyme we fynde
In oure lyues and when we
Þof al þi kynne faile þe & hald þe
Trist holly in god þis is my best rede…
…And to þi mercy þou us take
When we oute of þis
world shal wende Amen. Explicit
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