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Swithe much need it is
‘Disputison bitwene a god man and þe deuel’ — 987 lines in couplets
Title(s): ‘Disputison bitwene a god man and þe deuel’
Subjects: debates; Satan
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], ff. 288vc-291va
First Lines:
SWiþe muche neode hit is
Þat vche mon be war and wys…
Last Lines:
…And kep vs from þe synnes seuene
And graunt vs alle þe blisse of heuene
Attributed Title: A disputison bi twene a god man and þe deuel (f. 288vc)
Facsimiles:
Doyle, I. A., ed. The Vernon Manuscript. A Facsimile of Bodleian Library, Oxford, MS Eng. poet.a.1, with an introduction by A. I. Doyle. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1987.
Scase, Wendy, and Nick Kennedy, eds. A facsimile edition of the Vernon manuscript: Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. Eng. Poet. A. 1. Oxford: The Bodleian Library, 2011.
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl. “Mittheilungen aus MS Vernon.” Englische Studien 8 (1885): 254-9: 260.
Horstmann, Carl, ed. The Minor Poems of the Vernon Manuscript, Part 1. EETS o.s. 98 (1892; repr. 1973): 1.329-54.
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 22283 [Simeon], ff. 81ra-83rb
First Lines:
…I am a ferrene mon and a wei feeryng
Speke with me feire wiþouten grucchyng…
Last Lines:
…And kepe vs from þe synnes seuene
And graunt vs alle þe blisse of heuene
Note: Missing lines 1-38 due to lost folios.
Facsimiles:
Digital Facsimile of British Library MS Add. 22283 (‘Simeon’). 2014; http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Add_MS_22283.