The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
So the compass goes even about
On duty — a verse inscription on the wall of Melrose Abbey
Subjects: inscriptions; epitaphs; evils of the age
Melrose, Scotland, Melrose Abbey, transept, well wall
[Sa ye cvmpas] gays evyn abovte
[s]va [trouth] and d lavt[e sall] do
Be halde to ye hende quod iohne morvo
Note: Reconstruction; partially obscured.
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland.
An Inventory of the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Roxburghshire.
2 vols. Edinburgh: The Commission, 1956: 2.279.