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NIMEV TM 422
For love of god and dread of pain
Advice advocating mercy — two couplets
Note: Ringler Jr. (1992), TM 422; lines 3-4 = 118.
Subjects: mercy; advice, moral
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Tanner 407 (SC 10234), f. 35v
Transcription:
ffor loue of god and drede of peyne
ffro dedly synne þi self restreyne
Aman schall haue mercy þat mercyful ys
And he þat ys with owte mercy mercy schall he my
Editions:
Louis, Cameron, ed. The Commonplace Book of Robert Reynes of Acle: an edition of Tanner MS 407. New York: Garland, 1980.