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Burgess thou has so blown at the coal
Warning against lechery — seven 8-line stanzas
Note: Ringler Jr. (1992), TM 285.
Subjects: lechery, warning against; erotic verse
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 7578, ff. 16-17
First Lines:
Burgeys thou haste so blowen atte the cole
That alle thy rode is from thine face agoon…
Last Lines:
Ne the forto dispenden largely
ffor spare mote thy poore bagge fonde
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “A Warning Against Lechery.” Philological Quarterly 35 (1956): 90-5: 93-5.
Bowers, Robert Hood. “A Middle English ‘Rake’s Progress’ Poem.” Modern Language Notes 70 (1955): 396-8: 397-8.
Davies, Reginald Thorne. Medieval English Lyrics: a critical anthology. London, 1963; Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1964: 260 (st. 1-3 only).