The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
My lief life that livest in wealth
A warning spoken by the soul of a dead person — eight quatrains
Subjects: warnings; women, as speakers/narrators; death
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 789 (SC 2643)
, ff. 149-150
Mi leeve liif þat lyvest in welþe
In mete and drinke and
…þanne may he sikir of heven be
Whanne he schal in
erþe be laid
Note: Written as prose.
Attributed Title: Here is a good counseil for synful men to take heede to while þei ben
in þis liif (f. 149)
The English Religious Lyric in the Middle Ages.
Oxford: Clarendon, 1968: 317-18.
Hirsh, John C.
“Prayer and Meditation in Late Mediaeval England: MS. Bodley
48 (1979): 55-66: 61-2.