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Almighty God Lord me spare
The Lessons of the Dirige — fifty-two 8-line stanzas
Note: For another version in 12-line stanzas see 3075.
Title(s): The Lessons of the Dirige
Subjects: penance
Versification: — eight-line — abababab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Digby 102 (SC 1703), ff. 124v-127v
First Lines:
Almyȝty god Lord me spare
ffor soþe my dayes werkys ben noȝt…
Last Lines:
…Benefice anauncement hous or londe
The leste bargayn þat he dede bye
Note: Written as prose.
Editions:
Kail, J., ed. Twenty-Six Political and Other Poems…from Bodleian MSS Digby 102 and Douce 322. EETS o.s. 124 (1904; repr. 1973): 107-20.