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Friars friars woe ye be ministri malorum
Macaronic verses against the Friars — twenty-one lines in couplets
Subjects: friars, criticism/satire of
Versification: — two-line — aa
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College O.2.40 (1144), f. 58v
First Lines:
ffreers ffreers wo ȝe be ministri malorum
ffor many a mannes soule brynge ȝe ad penas inffernorum…
Last Lines:
…þerffore yll mowyth þei there ffalsi deceptores
ffader ffyrst & trinite ffilius atque fflamen__ omnes dicunt
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 2.247.
Wright, Thomas, ed. Political Poems and Songs relating to English History, composed during the period From the Accession of Edward III to that of Richard III. 2 vols. Rolls Series 14 (1859, 1861); repr. Kraus, 1965: 2.249-50.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Historical Poems of the XIV and XV Centuries. New York: Columbia UP, 1959: 164-5.
Oliver, Raymond. Poems Without Names: The English Lyric 1200-1500. Berkeley, CA: University of California, 1970: 95.