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DIMEV 248
NIMEV 133.11
Against my fellows that I have spoken
A speaker bewails that backbiting has lended him in hell — one quatrain following the Latin, Lingua calet igne, iam inheret mosibus ori
Subjects: speech, advice concerning; tongue, destructive power of; translations; sermons, verse in
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 45v
Transcription:
Aȝen my felawes þat I haue spoken
& with my tungge wroth hem wo
In endeles fir it is nou wroken
Allas, þat euere spak I so
Attributed Title: De Detraccione
Editions:
Wilson, Edward. A Descriptive Index of the English Lyrics in John of Grimestone’s Preaching Book. Medium Ævum Monographs n.s. 2. Oxford, 1973: 13.