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As a man may slay himself with his own knife
Moral saying on the sin of lust — one couplet
Subjects: advice, moral
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Salisbury, Salisbury Cathedral Library 103, f, 52v
Transcription:
As a man may sle himself with his owne knyif
So he may synne wyth his owne wyif
Editions:
Brandeis, Arthur, ed. Jacob’s Well. EETS o.s. 115 (1900), repr. 1973: 161.