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I am now in prison
The prisoner’s lament — four short lines
Subjects: laments; prison/prisoners



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Royal 18 B.XXIII, f. 107v
Transcription:
I Am now in prisone
And þat me reweþ sore
Were I owte ous
I wold com here no more
Note: Written as prose.
Editions:
Ross, W. O., ed. Middle English Sermons from British Museum MS. Royal 18 B. xxiii. EETS o.s. 209 (1940); repr. 1987: 158.