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DIMEV 5648
IMEV 3570.5
NIMEV 3570.5
Thinken how swart thing and sooty is the sin
A moral warning, inserted into a life of St. Margaret
Note: Cf. 5642.
Subjects: warnings; advice, moral
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 34 (SC 1883), f. 29v
Transcription:
þenchen hu swart þing & suti is þe sunne
þenchen of helle ƿa & of heoueriche ƿunne
Hare ahne deað & drihtenes munegin ful ilome
& te grisle & te grure þet bið et te dome
Editions:
Mack, Frances May, ed. Seinte Marherete…. EETS o.s. 193 (1934); repr. 1990: 34.
2.Source: London, British Library Royal 17 A.XXVII, f. 49
Editions:
Mack, Frances May, ed. Seinte Marherete…. EETS o.s. 193 (1934); repr. 1990: 35.