The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
The worm on the tree
What Envy is Like — four lines
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 7322
, f. 143v
Þe worm on þe treo
and þe hul on
and roust on þe knif
and ase deþ to þe
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
Furnivall, Frederick James,
Political, Religious and Love Poems, from Lambeth MS. 306 and other
o.s. 15 (1866); repr. 1962; rev. ed. 1903: 230; rev. ed. 257.
The Seven Deadly Sins….
East Lansing, MI: Michigan State College Press, 1952: 166.