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DIMEV 4401
Prick of Conscience this book is I-hote
Epilogue to The Pricke of Conscience — in couplets and triplets
Subjects: epilogues
Versification: — two-line, three-line — aa, aaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Lichfield, Lichfield Cathedral Library 50, ff. 109v-110v
First Lines:
Prikke of conscience þis bok is i hote
þe qweche ys underestondyng ofoure þe bote…
Last Lines:
…In þo ȝeris in þe qweche we feyin mechil ille
ffor we havvvyn þo nout at oure wisse
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], f. 265rc1
Transcription:
Prikke of conciens hette þis book
Hose wole mai rede and look
Note: Variant.
Facsimiles:
Doyle, I. A., ed. The Vernon Manuscript. A Facsimile of Bodleian Library, Oxford, MS Eng. poet.a.1, with an introduction by A. I. Doyle. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1987.
Scase, Wendy, and Nick Kennedy, eds. A facsimile edition of the Vernon manuscript: Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. Eng. Poet. A. 1. Oxford: The Bodleian Library, 2011.
3.Source: London, British Library Addit. 22283 [Simeon], f. 61ra
Transcription:
Prikke of conciens hette þis book
Whoso wol mai rede & look
Explicit
Note: Variant. These are the concluding lines of 423, which is followed by the prose ‘Þe meditacion of Ihesu cristes fyue woundus’, preceding the Pricke (5398).
Facsimiles:
Digital Facsimile of British Library MS Add. 22283 (‘Simeon’). 2014; http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Add_MS_22283.