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The King of heaven mid us be
Homily on the Seven Deadly Sins — six-line stanzas
Subjects: sins, deadly
Versification: — six-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 913, ff. 48-48v; 22-22v
First Lines:
Þe king of heuen mid us be
þe fende of helle from us te…
Last Lines:
…And more loue of gode man
Anoþer wol after þan
Note: The text starts on f. 48, and continues onto f. 22, ending on f. 22v. The verse moves from one verse line per manuscript line to two verse lines per manuscript line, when it begins to discuss the sin of Pride (f. 48v).
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James. Early English Poems and Lives of Saints. Transactions of the London Philological Society 1858; Pt. 2, Berlin, 1862: 17-20.
Heuser, Wilhelm. Die Kildare-Gedichte… Bonner Beiträge zur Anglistik 14. Bonn: P. Hanstein, 1904: 119-24.