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Thou wretch ghost with mud I-dight
The appeal of the dead to the passer-by — four lines
Subjects: death; warnings
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 11579, f. 26v2
Transcription:
Þw wreche gost wid mud y det
þync on me her in þys pet
Aman y was and mannes fere
Swilc schalt þw ben as yc am here
Note: Written as prose.
Attributed Title: De illis qui transeunt per cimiterium et nolunt orare pro defunctis
Editions:
Kaiser, Rolf, ed. Alt- und mittelenglische Anthologie. Berlin, 1954; 3rd ed.; trans. as Medieval English: a Old English and Middle English Anthology Berlin West, 1958: 294.
Woolf, Rosemary. The English Religious Lyric in the Middle Ages. Oxford: Clarendon, 1968: 88.