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DIMEV 5750
IMEV 3640
NIMEV 3640
This sinful man in deed and thought
Warnings or promises of four demons and four angels, in a Latin didactic treatise
Note: For other versions see 4525, 5688, and 5752.
Subjects: debates, between angels and devils; devil; usury
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Magdalen College Lat. 60, f. 236v
Transcription:
þis synful man yn dede and thouȝt
his lord god he dredde noȝt
Before god that hym dere hath bouȝt
falshede and wikkednesse euere he hath wrouȝt
He was fals yn worde and dede
peynes of helle shall be his mede
he þouȝt yn synne both day and nyȝt
therfore he shall be yn helle and that ys riȝt
lord yn heuen ys thi mercy
mannes sowle to saue with truthe þou art redy
In the hye hull of heuen ys riȝtfulnesse
thy dome ys mercy thorw sothfastnesse
man and best thou shalt saue
and synfulman thy mercy shall haue
Eche man that trust yn the
With his trust saued shall be
Note: Written as prose in a Latin treatise, with Latin text between couplets.
Editions:
Barnicle, Mary Elizabeth. “The ‘Exemplum’ of the Penitent Usurer.” PMLA 33 (1918): 409-28: 415-16.