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DIMEV 6011
NIMEV 3770.77
To the fiend of hell I am betaught
Exclamation of a damned soul — three couplets
Subjects: sinner, lament of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 78, f. 216va
Transcription:
To the fend of helle I am be tawth
hwan cryst me clepyd ne herd I hym nawth
Wyth fendys I schal to helle wende
dere to dwelle wyth owte ende
Dowrh foule sennys I am i lore
A corsyd be that tyme that I was bore
Note: Written as prose.
Editions:
Wenzel, Siegfried. “Unrecorded Middle-English Verses.” Anglia 92 (1974): 55-78: 73.