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IMEV 995.4
NIMEV 995.4
Gods grace is ready both early and late
The debate between nurture and kind — 68 lines in 8-line stanzas
Subjects: advice, moral; advice, spiritual; debates; grace
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 541, f. 212
First Lines:
Goddis grace is redy bothe erly & late
A vertuys ma more may oft fynd…
Last Lines:
…But nedis þai must togidr yn fay
Be closed yn on kynd and nurtur
Editions:
Scattergood, V. John. “‘The Debate between Nurture and Kynd’—An Unpublished Middle English Poem.” Notes and Queries n.s. 17 [215] (1970): 244-6: 254-6.
Conlee, John W., ed. Middle English Debate Poetry: A Critical Anthology. East Lansing, MI: Colleagues Press, 1991: 217-21.