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Whoso loveth endless rest
‘But he sey soth he schal be schent’ — nine 12-line stanzas (ababababbcbc) with this refrain
Subjects: lying; tongue, destructive power of
Versification: — twelve-line — ababababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 22283 [Simeon], f. 134ra-134rb
First Lines:
Who so loueth endeles rest
Þis false world þen mot he fle…
Last Lines:
…And elles when deþ þi doom schal dyȝth
But þou say soþ þou schalt be schent
Facsimiles:
Digital Facsimile of British Library MS Add. 22283 (‘Simeon’). 2014; http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Add_MS_22283.
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. The Minor Poems of the Vernon Manuscript, Part 2. EETS o.s. 117 (1901; repr. 1973): 740-3.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XIV Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1924. 2nd ed., rev.: G. V. Smithers, Oxford, 1952: 205-8.