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DIMEV 2143
NIMEV 1285.66
I betake the Holy Ghost this place here I-set
A charm against thieves — 16 lines, in couplets
Note: Cf. 6013.
Subjects: charms; thieves, charms against
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Sloane 2584, f. 74v
First Lines:
I bitake þe holy gost þis place here ysetter
And þe fadir and the sone þeues for to lette…
Last Lines:
…and of his deþ and his vprist
Stylle þat ȝe stonde til I bydde ȝow gane
In nomine Jesu. fiat. fiat. Amen.
Editions:
Gray, Douglas. “Notes on Some Middle English Charms.” In Chaucer and Middle English Studies in Honour of Rossell Hope Robbins. Beryl Rowland, ed. London: Allen and Unwin, 1974: 67.