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IMEV 1856.5
NIMEV 1856.5
Lief men this beth the ten hest
A note on the Ten Commandments — eight couplets
Subjects: Ten Commandments
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Hatton 26 (SC 4061), f. 211rb
First Lines:
Leue men þis beoþ þe þen heste
þat of whilg hilg of husholden owe yse feste…
Last Lines:
…þere is chele & hete hunger & sting þurst & dunt
& wurm & woning & ceres monye eure among
Note: Written as prose.