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He is well sicker that hath cleanness
Purity — a single couplet
Subjects: virtues; proverbs
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 7322, f. 157v
Transcription:
He is wel sicker þat hat clennesse
for al þat oþer reuenant is not bot wrechedenesse
Note: Written as prose inserted into Latin.
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Political, Religious and Love Poems, from Lambeth MS. 306 and other sources. EETS o.s. 15 (1866); repr. 1962; rev. ed. 1903: 234.