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Man think hereon oft time
‘How to escape the pains of Purgatory’, by Iohannes Mydwyntyr — twenty-nine lines in couplets
Note: Cf. 5482, 3359 and Pricke of Conscience, lines 2892.
Author(s): John Midwinter
Title(s): ‘How to escape the pains of Purgatory’
Subjects: purgatory; instruction, religious
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 2383, ff. 29v-30
First Lines:
MAn þenke here on ofte tyme
What helpuþ sowles yn purgatoryes pyne…
Last Lines:
…Graunte vs in heuen blisse to see hys suete face
Þat hyt so be amen amen pur charyte
Attributed Author: Mydwyntir (f. 30)
Editions:
Bowers, Robert Hood. “Middle English Poems by Mydwynter.” Modern Language Notes 64 (1949): 454-61: 459-60.