The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 5062
IMEV 3227
NIMEV 3227
Swart smoked smiths smattered with smoke
A satire against the blacksmiths — twenty-two long alliterative lines
Subjects: satires; estates literature; occupations
Versification: — alliteration

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Arundel 292, f. 71v
First Lines:
Swarte smekyd smeþes smateryd with smoke
drue me to deth wyth den of her dyntes…
Last Lines:
…Alle cloyd merys cryst hem gyue sorwe
may no man for brenwateris on nyghe hau hys rest
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