The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 1811
IMEV 1126
NIMEV 1126
Have mind on the bliss that never shall blin
‘þe fyue wittis goostly’ — six couplets
Title(s): ‘þe fyue wittis goostly’
Subjects: two-line
Versification: — aa

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ff.2.38, f. 32va-32vb
First Lines:
Haue mynde on the blys þat neuer schall blyne
And on grete peyne þat synners shall wynne…
Last Lines:
…of fyue ynwyttys þe rewle ys thys
That helpen a man to heuene blys
Attributed Title: here sue þe v goostly wyttys (f. 32va)
McSparran, Frances, and Pamela R. Robinson. “Introduction.” Cambridge University Library MS Ff.2.38. London: Scolar Press, 1979.
Person, Henry Axel. Cambridge Middle English Lyrics. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1953; rev. ed. 1962: 24.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 1584, f. 107v
First Lines:
Haue mynde on þe blis þat nevir schall blyn
and on þe great payn þat synnys schall wyn…
Last Lines:
…Of fyve in wittes þe Rule is this
That helpith a man to heuyn
Attributed Title: Þise be þe fywe wyttes gostly (f. 107v); The v wittes gostly (RT)
3.Source: London, British Library Harley 1706, f. 207v
4.Source: London, British Library Harley 2339, f. 121v1
First Lines:
Haue mynde on þe blis þat neuer schal blynne
& on greet peyne þat synners schal wynne…
Last Lines:
…Of fyue in wittis þe rule is þis
Þat helpen a man to heuene blis
Attributed Title: Þese ben þi fyue wittis goostly (rubricated, f. 121v)
5.Source: Ushaw, St Cuthbert’s College 28, ff. 61v-62
First Lines:
Haue mynde on þat blisse þat neuer shalle blynne
& on þe grete peynes þat synnes shal wyn…
Last Lines:
…of fyue wittis þe rewle is þis
þat helpith a man to heuen blisse
Note: In the Speculum Christiani, Tercia Tabula, with headings Memoria, Voluntas, Racio, Intellectus, Ymaginacio.
Attributed Title: Quinque sensus spirituales (f. 61)