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And when they had received her charge
‘Why I Can’t Be a Nun’ — in 8-line
Title(s): ‘Why I Can’t Be a Nun’
Subjects: nuns, criticism/satire of
1.Source: London, British Library Cotton Vespasian D.IX
, ff. 177-182v
And whan they had resceyved her charge…
Note: Begins and ends imperfectly: 392 lines.
Furnivall, Frederick James.
Early English Poems and Lives of Saints.
Transactions of the London Philological Society
1858; Pt. 2, Berlin, 1862: 138-50.