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Mans word first is in heart thought
The power of speech — six rhyming lines in a Latin homily
Subjects: sermons, verse in
Versification: — three-line — aaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Balliol College 149, ff. 15v-16
Transcription:
Mannys worde fyrst is in herte thought
After hit is to speche brought
& þen hit is in ded wrought
for as manȝ mannes worde at onis passyth fer & duelliþ stylle
hit sweth forth þo hert will
þer ys non … cature bot man þat worde falleth till
Note: Written as prose.