The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 1942
IMEV 1188
NIMEV 1188
Here are nine points of great virtue
Novem Virtutes — 114 lines in couplets with Latin interpolations
Note: For prose versions see Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS]; Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson C.285 (SC 12143), f. 52, with rhymes; London, British Library Harley 1704, f. 48v; London, British Library Harley 1706, pr. Horstmann (1895), 1.110-11; and for a Latin text see Cambridge UK, Gonville & Caius College 140/80, f. 132. For another text which begins with a short preface see 375.
Title(s): Novem Virtutes
Subjects: virtues, principal
Versification: — two-line — aa

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson poet. 34 (SC 14528), ff. 9vb-10va
First Lines:
Her be ix poyntes of gret vertu
That owr told swet ihesu…
Last Lines:
…þat ys erthly mor than me
That by com man and dyed for the
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ff.1.14, ff. 5-6v
First Lines:
Her er ix poyntes of gret vertu
þat our Lord cald swete ihesu…
Last Lines:
…þat is here hartly more þan me
þat become man and dyede for þe
Attributed Title: Nouem virtutes (f. 5); Expliciunt nouem virtutes (f. 7, Latin portion ends)
3.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ii.4.9, ff. 63v-65v
First Lines:
Here bethe ix poynltys of gret vertu
That oure lorde tolde swete Ihesu…
Last Lines:
…That is hertyly me more then me
That be com ma & deyd for the Amen
4.Source: London, British Library Harley 2409, f. 75v
Horstmann, Carl, ed. Yorkshire Writers. 2 vols. London, Sonnenschein; New York: Macmillan, 1895-96: 2.455-6.