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Saint Michael Gods angel clear
‘The Gast of Gy’ (Spiritus Guidonis) — 2064 couplets
Note: Cf. 905 and 4326.
Title(s): ‘The Gast of Gy’
Subjects: dialogues, death and man
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson poet. 175 (SC 14667), ff. 96ra-108vb
First Lines:
SAint Michael þe aungell clere
And saint Austyn þe doctour dere…
Last Lines:
…Vn tyll þat comforth crist vs ken
Thurgh prayer of his moder amen
Attributed Title: Here begyns an tretyce þat es called þe gast of Gy (f. 95v)
Editions:
Schleich, Gustav, ed. The Gast of Gy. Palaestra 1. Berlin: Mayer & Müller, 1898: 119.
Foster, Edward E., ed. Three Purgatory Poems: The Gast of Guy, Sir Owain, The Vision of Tundale. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 2004.
2.Source: London, British Library Cotton Tiberius E.VII, f. 90
Note: 2154 lines
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl, ed. Yorkshire Writers. 2 vols. London, Sonnenschein; New York: Macmillan, 1895-96: 2.292-333.
3.Source: New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library, Takamiya Deposit 32 [olim Penrose 6; prior Delamere], f. 175vb
First Lines:
[illegible]
Last Lines:
…o the frere prech…lace
With the priour forttotalke…
Note: Fragment: 37 lines. Folio is very stained and damaged, with much of the text illegible.



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 12477. [The Ghost of Guy], [Pynson, 1492] , frags. 1-1v; 2-2v
First Lines:
…Alle peine is good fro godes dome dreuen
And it is not euil to whome it is ȝeuen
Of my sinnes that y haue done
[ ] be shreuen…
Note: Bodleian Library shelfmark 8o Rawl. 167*.
Editions:
Duff, Edward Gordon. “Spiritus Guidonis.” The Athenaeum (London, Aug. 24, 1901): 2.254.