The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Who may the lion flee that by the wood went
Three monorhyming lines in a Latin sermon, translating Esdras
Subjects: sermons, verse in; scripture, translations from
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ii.3.8
, f. 72
Ho may þe ly[o]un fle þat by þe wode went
þe [fuyr] quenche in þe drye strem ytent
Oþer þe archer
for to letten þat stefileche ad ybent
Erb, Peter C.
“Vernacular Material for Preaching in MS Camb. Univ. Lib.
33 (1971): 63-84: 71.
2.Source: Lincoln, Lincoln Cathedral Library 44 (A.2.13)
, f. 334
Qwo may þe hwngri lyon sle þat wod es went
Qwo may þe
fyyer qwench in dry herdys hent
Qwo may þe arw withstownd þat owt
the styf bow es sent
“Unrecorded Middle-English Verses.”
92 (1974): 55-78: 77.