The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Seek to defend thyself from sin
On the Seven Deadly Sins — seven quatrains and concluding 6-line
Subjects: sins, deadly
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 17013
, f. 5
Seeke to defende thy selfe from synne
So maiest thow lyve in happie
…In Burning stil he can not dye
Because he dothe no thinge but
Note: Added in a sixteenth-century hand.
Attributed Title: and here begynethe the seuen dedly synnes (f. 5)
Francis, Winthrop Nelson,
The Book of Vices and Virtues: A Fourteenth-Century English Translation
of the Somme le Roi of Lorens d’Orleans.
o.s. 217 (1942); repr. 1987: 340.