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DIMEV 157
IMEV 91.5
NIMEV prose
A softness of a sovereign to subjects he hath I-showed
Alliterative verse in an English prose homily — three lines, each followed by refrain, ‘in þat a haþ sent from heuene & deliuerid / þus tanne i seie he haþ deliuerid’
Note: Cf. 152, 2726, 3045, 4838.
Subjects: sermons, verse in
Versification: — three-line — aaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Worcester, Worcester Cathedral Library F.10, ff. 45vb-46ra
Transcription:
A softenes of a soueryn to sogectes a haþ e schewid
in þat ahaþ i sent…
…but sikemen from hir sornes suerliche a haþ e sauid
in þat a haþ sent from heuene & deliuerid
þus tanne i seie he haþ deliuerid
Editions:
Grisdale, D. M. Three Middle English Sermons from the Worcester Chapter Manuscript F.10. Leeds Texts & Monographs 5. Kendal: T. Wilson, 1939: 42.