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DIMEV 3493
Might is right for the land is lawless
Explanation for the Sentences of the Four Philosophers on the degeneracy of the times (3492) — three couplets and one triplet
Subjects: evils of the times; sermons, verse in
Versification: — two-line, three-line — aa, aaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Lat. theol. d.1 (SC 29746), f. 41v
First Lines:
Miȝt is [ ] for þe land is lawles
liȝt is nyȝt [ ] for þe lord is redles…
Last Lines:
…[ ] lord is wrongfull
[ ] þis word is songfull
Note: Designations as to speakers in right margin, ‘primus dixit’, ‘secundus dixit’, etc.; outer half of page badly damaged by damp; text mostly illegible.