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DIMEV 6553
IMEV 4094.8
NIMEV 4094.8
Who may the lion flee that by the wood went
Three monorhyming lines in a Latin sermon, translating Esdras 16:6-7
Subjects: sermons, verse in; scripture, translations from
Versification: — three-line — aaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ii.3.8, f. 72
Transcription:
Ho may þe ly[o]un fle þat by þe wode went
Ho may þe [fuyr] quenche in þe drye strem ytent
Oþer þe archer for to letten þat stefileche ad ybent
Editions:
Erb, Peter C. “Vernacular Material for Preaching in MS Camb. Univ. Lib. Ii.III.8.” Mediaeval Studies 33 (1971): 63-84: 71.
2.Source: Lincoln, Lincoln Cathedral Library 44 (A.2.13), f. 334
Transcription:
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
Editions:
Wenzel, Siegfried. “Unrecorded Middle-English Verses.” Anglia 92 (1974): 55-78: 77.