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Swines hall / Fiends falle
Rhyming headings in a sermon on the failings of women, 9 lines, first two rhyme together, the rest are monorhyming
Subjects: women, against; sermons, verse in
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Merton College Lat. 248, f. 132ra
First Lines:
Swynes halle
fendes falle…
Last Lines:
…Lif reuere
Loue lettere
Editions:
Pfander, Homer Garrison. “The Popular Sermon of the Medieval Friar in England.” Diss. New York University, 1937: 50.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ii.3.8, f. 68
Transcription:
Swynes halles
ffendes falle
church robber
Wraþe worcher
herte render
Wytte wender
londe leser
and lyf reuer
Note: In a sermon for Corpus Christi, Panem de celo prestitisti eis by Lawrence Bretoun, OFM; four couplets
Attributed Title: Mulier mala vocatur (f. 68)
Editions:
Stemmler, Theo. “More English Texts from MS. Cambridge University Library Ii.III.8.” Anglia 93 (1975): 1-16: 6.