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Hope is hard there hap is foe
Hope in Adversity — four monorhyming lines
Subjects: hope; Fortune
Versification: — four-line — aaaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 2316, f. 26
Transcription:
Hope is hard ȝer hap is fo…
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 2.120.
Whiting, Bartlett Jere. Proverbs, Sentences, and Proverbial Phrases from English Writings Mainly before 1500. Cambridge, MA: Belknap, 1968: H465.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 557.