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These are the sins of the mouth
The sins of the mouth, in the Speculum Cristiani — including eight phrases rhyming ‘ing’
Note: In Quinta Tabula.
Subjects: tongue, destructive power of; tongue, advice concerning use of
Versification: — eight-line — aaaaaaaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Ushaw, St Cuthbert’s College 28, ff. 91v-92
Transcription:
Thies are þe synnes of the mouþe
outerage & vuleful tastyng
etyng or drinkynge
idul ianglyng
wordes of harlatry spekyng
goddes body by name in vayne takyng
lesynge makyng
prowte & presumptuose spekyng
nyse & ioly thumtyng
or to syng more for praysing of men more þan of god