The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Thou wretch ghost with mud I-dight
The appeal of the dead to the passer-by — four lines
Subjects: death; warnings
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 11579
, f. 26v2
Þw wreche gost wid mud y det
þync on me her in þys
Aman y was and mannes fere
Swilc schalt þw ben as yc am
Note: Written as prose.
De illis qui transeunt per cimiterium et nolunt orare pro defunctis
Alt- und mittelenglische Anthologie.
Berlin, 1954; 3rd ed.; trans. as Medieval English: a
Old English and Middle English Anthology Berlin West, 1958: 294.
The English Religious Lyric in the Middle Ages.
Oxford: Clarendon, 1968: 88.