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IMEV 3600
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This false mans thought was all in sin
Dispute between demons and angels at the death-bed of a usurer — eleven couplets
Note: For other versions see 4525, 5750, 5751, and 5752.
Subjects: usury; devil; debates, between angels and devils
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.4.4, f. 108v
First Lines:
þis fals mannes thoght was all in synne
for drede of god ne walde he blynne
þat is falsly he wroght in ilke a dede
þe wrathe of god he wan to mede…
Last Lines:
…Oures he is ȝif he come late
We shal hym lede to heuen ȝate
Attributed Title: Collaciones holcote (at end, f. 108v)
Editions:
Barnicle, Mary Elizabeth. “The ‘Exemplum’ of the Penitent Usurer.” PMLA 33 (1918): 409-28: 417-18.