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Lief man I beseech thee
Flee the Deadly Sins — five lines
Title(s): Flee the Deadly Sins
Subjects: sins, deadly
Versification: — five-line — aaabb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce 141 (SC 21715), ff. 138v-139
First Lines:
Leue man I byseche þe
þe seuen dedly synnes þat þou fle…
Last Lines:
…Who so wole kepe wiþ hys myȝt
His sete is set wyþ seyntes euere in godes syȝt
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.11.89, f. 1v
First Lines:
Leue man y by seche þe
þe seuen dedly sennes þat þu fle…
Last Lines:
…Who so is take þer ine
in helle schal be his wonyng inne
3.Source: London, British Library Harley 1704, f. 49
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl, ed. Yorkshire Writers. 2 vols. London, Sonnenschein; New York: Macmillan, 1895-96: 1.111.
4.Source: London, British Library Harley 2391, f. 134