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Wray thy self as a thief doth
On Penance, in a Latin sermon warning about the last days — six lines in couplets
Subjects: penance; sermons, verse in; Doomsday; death, approach of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ii.3.8, f. 91
Transcription:
Werey þy self als a þef doȝ
Say þou sotȝ & noȝynge oȝer
Wyith wil þy sennes tellen and leten
neure after þerin to slepen
schewen þi sennes holliche
to hauen forȝifnesse trist stedefasliche
Note: Formerly foliated as ‘92’
Editions:
Erb, Peter C. “Vernacular Material for Preaching in MS Camb. Univ. Lib. Ii.III.8.” Mediaeval Studies 33 (1971): 63-84: 80.