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This water this lion dragon also dreaden me so sore
Two couplets in a Latin exemplum
Subjects: translations; exempla
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 7322, f. 42v
Transcription:
þis water þis lyonn þis dragoun also drede me so sore
Þat ich ne wot what to do bote cleopen crist þyn ore
ffor sac withstond and tred wit mayn
And tak þis gerlaund oþer þou list slayn
Note: Written as prose.Lines alternate rubric with brown text ink.
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild. A Register of Middle English Religious & Didactic Verse. 2 vols. London: Oxford University Press for the Bibliographical Society: 1916-20: 1.352.