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When thou seest on leode
The Abuses of the Age — fourteen lines roughly rhyming in some pairs (couplets)
Subjects: abuses of the age
Versification: — unrhymed, two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Jesus College 29, Part II, f. 184v
First Lines:
Hwan þu sixst vnleode
king þat is wilful
And Domes mon ny mynde
preost þat is wilde…
Last Lines:
…Lond wiþ vten lawe
Al so seyde Bede
Wo þere þeode
Editions:
Morris, Richard, ed. An Old English Miscellany: A Bestiary, Kentish Sermons, Proverbs of Alfred and Religious Poems of the Thirteenth Century. EETS o.s. 49 (1872); repr. 1988: 184.
2.Source: London, British Library Cotton Caligula A.IX, f. 248v
Editions:
Morris, Richard, ed. An Old English Miscellany: A Bestiary, Kentish Sermons, Proverbs of Alfred and Religious Poems of the Thirteenth Century. EETS o.s. 49 (1872); repr. 1988: 185.
Wright, Thomas, ed. The Owl and the Nightingale. Percy Society 11. London: Richard, 1843: 80.