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Middle Earth for man was made / Unmighty are his most meed
Man must fight Three Foes — seven 11-line stanzas (ababababcbc)
Subjects: Doomsday
Versification: — eleven-line — ababababcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 2253, f. 62v
First Lines:
Middelerd for mon wes mad
vnmihti aren is meste mede…
Last Lines:
…ant on ys ryhthond hente rowe
Wyþ ryht wysemen to aryse
Note: Written two lines of verse per line of MS.
Facsimiles:
Ker, Neil Ripley. “Introduction.” Facsimile of British Museum MS. Harley 2253. EETS o.s. 255 (1965).
Editions:
Wright, Thomas. Specimens of Lyric Poetry composed in England in the Reign of Edward the First. Percy Society 4. London: Richard, 1842: 22-5.
Böddeker, Karl. Altenglische Dichtungen des MS. Harl. 2253. Berlin: Weidmann, 1878: 181-4.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. English Lyrics of the XIIIth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1932: 134-6.
Brook, George Leslie. The Harley Lyrics. Manchester: Manchester UP, 1948; rev. ed. 1956; 3rd ed. 1964: 29-31.
Fein, Susanna Greer, ed. The Complete Harley 2253 Manuscript, Volume 2. Kalamazoo, Michigan: Medieval Institute Publications, 2009: Booklet 4, no. 27.