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DIMEV 753
NIMEV 461.22
Barred girdle woe be ye
Lament of a fallen woman — one couplet
Note: Verse embedded in Latin prose Summa de vii viciis of Thomas Aquinas
Subjects: sermons, verse in; sins, deadly; women, as speakers/narrators; lust; laments
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 3823, f. 354v
2.Source: Durham, Durham Cathedral Library B.I.18, f. 116vb
Transcription:
barred girdel wo ye be
mi maidenhed hi les for þe
Note: Introduced by words, ‘Anglice dicitur’.
Editions:
Wenzel, Siegfried. “Unrecorded Middle-English Verses.” Anglia 92 (1974): 55-78: 60.