The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Almighty God in Trinity / Father and Son and Holy Ghost / As wise as I believe in
Verses against thieves — 27 lines in couplets
For a variant text cf. 3196
1.Source: New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library 163 [olim Wagstaff 9, prior Petworth 8]
, ff. 15v
Almyghty god in trenite fadir and sone and holy gost
as wis as y be
leve in thi grace and for thy myght
save vs lord bothe day and
…Ihesu lorde grannte me this as wysse
as þu art in hevyn
Note: Followed by Latin prayers; written as prose; loose rhyme and
Attributed Title: Coniuracio contra latrones (f. 15v)
“Middle English Verses Against Thieves.”
33 (1958): 371-2: 371-2.
Vann III., J. Daniel.
“Middle English Verses Against Thieves: A Postscript.”
34 (1959): 636-7: 637.