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Beset thine poverties Sir Eeode
Moral advice to ‘Sir Eode’ — two couplets
Note: See 6762.
Subjects: advice, moral; aphorisms; crucifixion; Christ, warnings to man
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College B.14.39 (323), f. 25rb
First Lines:
bisete þine poueþis sire eode
þeng on poremennis neode
Last Lines:
betere þe were of god mede
þenne in helle mid veinde
Note: Christ from the Cross, possibly related: ‘In cruce sum pro te si peccas desine pro me sic homo diligo te sic victima pendeo pro te vt viuas morior non est dileccio maior (f. 25rb).
Editions:
James, Montague Rhodes. Catalogue of the Western Manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge. 4 vols. Cambridge: at the UP, 1900-1904: 1.440.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. English Lyrics of the XIIIth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1932: 176.