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DIMEV 3901
O foul tongue so often here before
Against a foul tongue — three stanzas rhyme royal
Subjects: complaints, lovers’; tongue, destructive power of
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.4.20 (652), f. 171v
First Lines:
O fule tonge so often here byfore
has þu made mony oon bryghte of hewe…
Last Lines:
…No wonder is so god me sende hele
þoghe wymmen drede with vs men to dele