The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
This unrighteous man said in his saw
Debate between devils and angels over the body of a repentant robber —
thirty-seven couplets in a short prose narrative, probably from Jacques de
Subjects: thieves; devil; debates, between angels and devils
1.Source: London, British Library Royal 18 B.XXIII
, f. 69v
This vnryghtwys man seid in is sawe
That he drede not goddes
…Ryse vp man & synne no more
ffor þi synne greue me
Note: Written apart from the sermon on this folio, by another
Braekman, W. L., and P. S. Macaulay.
“Two Unpublished Middle English Exempla from MS Royal 18
72 (1971): 97-104: 102-3.