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DIMEV 1765
IMEV 1088.5
NIMEV 1088.5
Hap is hard grace hath no peer
A couplet on the evils of the age
Subjects: evils of the time
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Balliol College 354, p. 430
Transcription:
Happe is hard grace hathe no pere
Fortune is a nyggard & frendship is dere
Facsimiles:
Early Manuscripts at Oxford University: Facsimile of Oxford, Balliol MS 354. (http://image.ox.ac.uk/show?collection=balliol&manuscript=ms354).
Editions:
Flügel, Ewald. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts….” Anglia 26 (1903): 94-285: 174.
Dyboski, R., ed. Songs, Carols and Other Miscellaneous Poems from Balliol MS. 354, Richard Hill’s Commonplace Book. EETS e.s. 101 (1908); repr. 1984: 140.
2.Source: London, British Library Royal 17 D.VI, f. 1v