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A wellaway thou foul hold / that I ever was to thee I-tied
‘Soul’s Address to the Wicked Body’, imbedded in the ‘De Sancto Andrea’, number CCIX of the Trinity Homilies — 7 lines, the first two alliterating, the rest in rhyming half-lines
Title(s): ‘Soul’s Address to the Wicked Body’; ‘De Sancto Andrea’; Trinity Homilies
Subjects: debate, body and soul; Saint Andrea; death
Versification: — alliterating, rhyming half-lines — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College B.14.52 (335), f. 130
First Lines:
Aweilewi þu fule hold þat ich auere was to þe iteied
long habbe ich on þe wuned swo wo is me þe hwile…
Last Lines:
…Iuele wurmes mote þe chewe swo we þe be þat tu me [ne] rewe
for þine gulte ishal nu to pine rotie mote þu to time
Note: Written as prose in the MS.
Editions:
Morris, Richard, ed. Old English Homilies of the Twelfth Century: From the Unique MS. B.14.52 in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge Vol. 2. EETS o.s. 53 (1873); repr. 1973: 172-85.
Wymer, Katheryn. “A Poetic Fragment on the Soul’s Addrss to the Body in the Trinity Homilies.” Notes and Queries 55 (2008): 399-400.