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Heaven is wonnen with woe and shame
How to win Heaven or Hell — two couplets
Subjects: advice, spiritual
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Royal 17 B.XVII, f. 98v
Transcription:
Heuen is wonnen with woo & shame
Helle is wonnen with gle and game
I aske þe þen of þese twoo
In world were better haue wele or woo
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl, ed. Yorkshire Writers. 2 vols. London, Sonnenschein; New York: Macmillan, 1895-96: 2.64.