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IMEV 3645.5
NIMEV 3645.5
This unrighteous man said in his saw
Debate between devils and angels over the body of a repentant robber — thirty-seven couplets in a short prose narrative, probably from Jacques de Vitry
Subjects: thieves; devil; debates, between angels and devils
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Royal 18 B.XXIII, f. 69v
First Lines:
This vnryghtwys man seid in is sawe
That he drede not goddes lawe…
Last Lines:
…Ryse vp man & synne no more
ffor þi synne greue me full sore
Note: Written apart from the sermon on this folio, by another hand.
Editions:
Braekman, W. L., and P. S. Macaulay. “Two Unpublished Middle English Exempla from MS Royal 18 B.xxiii.” Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 72 (1971): 97-104: 102-3.