The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
I betake the Holy Ghost this place here I-set
A charm against thieves — 16 lines, in couplets
Subjects: charms; thieves, charms against
1.Source: London, British Library Sloane 2584
, f. 74v
I bitake þe holy gost þis place here ysetter
fadir and the sone þeues for to lette…
…and of his deþ and his vprist
Stylle þat ȝe
stonde til I bydde ȝow gane
In nomine Jesu. fiat. fiat.
Gray, Douglas. “Notes on Some Middle English Charms.” In Chaucer and Middle English Studies in Honour of Rossell Hope Robbins.
Beryl Rowland, ed.
London: Allen and Unwin, 1974: 67.