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Every freeman hath to be hend
An exhortation to liberality — four monorhyming lines
Subjects: liberality; transitoriness, of life
Versification: — four-line, monorhyme — aaaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson C.22 (SC 15408), p. 298
Transcription:
Eueriche freman hath to ben hende
for to be large of þat him crist sende
þan it es al ydon that cume to þe uende
na haues naman of þis werld bot gnedeliche his Lenge
Note: Written as prose.
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild. A Register of Middle English Religious & Didactic Verse. 2 vols. London: Oxford University Press for the Bibliographical Society: 1916-20: 1.108.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. English Lyrics of the XIIIth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1932: 113.
Oliver, Raymond. Poems Without Names: The English Lyric 1200-1500. Berkeley, CA: University of California, 1970: 69.