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The worm on the tree
What Envy is Like — four lines
Subjects: envy



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 7322, f. 143v
Transcription:
Roteþ
And brenneþ
Hit freteþ
and twynneþ

Þe worm on þe treo
and þe hul on þe see
and roust on þe knif
and ase deþ to þe lif
Note: The first stanza is separated from the secon by a Latin line. To the left of the indented second stanza, and linked to it by rubricated lines, is ‘Ase’.
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Political, Religious and Love Poems, from Lambeth MS. 306 and other sources. EETS o.s. 15 (1866); repr. 1962; rev. ed. 1903: 230; rev. ed. 257.
Bloomfield, Morton. The Seven Deadly Sins…. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State College Press, 1952: 166.