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This book is I-write
Rhyming introduction to the Ayenbite of Inwyt — nine couplets
Title(s): Ayenbite of Inwyt
Subjects: prologues, to prose texts
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Arundel 57, f. 13
Transcription:
Þis boc is ywrite uor englissemen
þet hi[m] wyte hou hi[m] ssole ham zelue ssriue
and maki ham klene me[n] ine Þise liue
Þis boc hatte huo þet writ
Ayenbite of inwyt
Auerst byeþ þe hestes ten
þet loki ssolle allemen
Note: Written as prose.
Attributed Author: Þis boc is Dan Michelis of Northgate ywrite an englis of his oȝene hand. þet hatte Ayenbyte of inwyt. And is of þe bochouse of Saynt Austines of Canterbery mid þe lettres C:C: (f. 2)
Attributed Title: þet hatte Ayenbyte of inwyt (f. 2); Þis boc hatte huo þet writ Ayen bite of inwyt (f. 13)
Facsimiles:
Digital Facsimile of British Library MS Arundel 57. http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Arundel_MS_57.
Editions:
Morris, Richard, ed. Dan Michel: Ayenbite of Inwyt. EETS o.s. 23 (1866); rev. P. Gradon; repr. 1965: 5.
Mätzner, Edouard Adolf Ferdinand. Altenglische Sprachproben, I: Poesie. Berlin: Wiedmann, 1867: 2.61.
Stevenson, Joseph, ed. The Ayenbite of Inwyt. Roxburghe Club 72. London, 1855: 1.
Brandl, Alois Leonhard. Mittelenglische Sprach- und Literatureproben. 2nd ed. Berlin, 1917; repr. as Middle English Literature New York: Chelsea, 1949: 237.
Kaiser, Rolf, ed. Alt- und mittelenglische Anthologie. Berlin-Charlottenburg: E. Schütt, 1954: 166.
Kaiser, Rolf, ed. Alt- und mittelenglische Anthologie. Berlin, 1954; 3rd ed.; trans. as Medieval English: a Old English and Middle English Anthology Berlin West, 1958: 198.