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DIMEV 5141
NIMEV 3273.55
That I have been long about
Speech of a frustrated devil — one quatrain
Subjects: devil, speech of a; sermons, verse in
Versification: — four-line — abcb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Merton College Lat. 248, f. 63rb
Transcription:
Þat ich haue ben longe a bout
al haf i lorn a pon þis niȝt
Beþ bodi & soule i sholde haue had
bot mer[c]y haue for don my riȝt
Note: Written as prose.
Editions:
Wenzel, Siegfried. “Unrecorded Middle-English Verses.” Anglia 92 (1974): 55-78: 70.