The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Bethink thee what will thee betiden
Short admonition to think before you act — three roughly alliterative
lines, roughly monorhyming
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College B.14.39 (323)
, f. 27v
Bi þench þe wat þe wole bitiden
yf þou so dest ar
þat þou habbe god endinge
Mooney, Linne R.
The Index of Middle English Prose: Handlist XI: Manuscripts in the
Library of Trinity College, Cambridge.
Cambridge: Brewer, 1995: 13.