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IMEV 660
NIMEV 660
Counsel the redeless and thee will
The spiritual works of mercy — four couplets
Title(s): ‘þe gostly werkis of mercy’
Subjects: mercy, works of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Hatton 12 (SC 4127), f. 212ra-212rb
First Lines:
Counseil þe redeles & þe wille
Chasty þe wanton þat wille do ille…
Last Lines:
…And pray for þem þat er in wa
þat god deliuer þem sone þar fra
Attributed Title: þe gostly werkis of mercy (f. 212ra)