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IMEV 242.5
NIMEV 242.5
Almighty God in Trinity / Father and Son and Holy Ghost / As wise as I believe in thee
Verses against thieves — 27 lines in couplets
Note: For a variant text cf. 3196.
Subjects: thieves
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library 163 [olim Wagstaff 9, prior Petworth 8], ff. 15v-16
First Lines:
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 nyght…
Last Lines:
…Ihesu lorde grannte me this as wysse
as þu art in hevyn blisse
Note: Followed by Latin prayers; written as prose; loose rhyme and meter.
Attributed Title: Coniuracio contra latrones (f. 15v)
Editions:
Bühler, Kurt. “Middle English Verses Against Thieves.” Speculum 33 (1958): 371-2: 371-2.
Vann III., J. Daniel. “Middle English Verses Against Thieves: A Postscript.” Speculum 34 (1959): 636-7: 637.