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Saint Bernard sayeth and so say I
On the Evils of Backbiting — eighteen quatrains
Title(s): On the Evils of Backbiting
Subjects: tongue, destructive power of
Versification: — four-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Royal 18 A.X, ff. 125-126
First Lines:
SEynt Bernard seiþ and so seye I
In her counseill come not my sowle…
Last Lines:
…And þus seiþ cryst in hys godspell
Þat worde schal saue eueryche man or spille
Editions:
Bowers, Robert Hood. “A Middle English Diatribe Against Backbiting.” Modern Language Notes 69 (1954): 160-3: 160-3.