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DIMEV 6750
With their temptations features and fashion
On the temptation of ?an Irish divine? — ten lines in rhyme royal
Subjects: Ireland; devil
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Dublin, Representative Church Body Library, Dublin Black Book of Christ Church, f. 228v
First Lines:
…With ther temptacions fetures and facion
Mowthes of flamyng fyre furyous to see
Came hyme to hys holy intencyon
To dissolue and seperat fro þe deyte
They made hym so masyde and abusyde to be
That hys wytte and welfare was myswent
As he had newyr bene man vndyr the predyament…
Last Lines:
…Wyth sound and noyse of þis bellis pulsacion
Was herd and noysyd throghoute all Irland
Of the inhabytauntys therin of euery nacyon…
Note: Fragment, incomplete at beginning and end.