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I count his conquest great
Let Reason defeat Will — one cross-rhymed quatrain
Title(s): Let Reason defeat Will
Subjects: precepts
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Durham, Durham University Library Cosin V.iii.9, f. 83
Transcription:
I count his conquest greate
That canne by reasons scylle
Subdue affections heate
And conquer wanton wylle
Note: Added to right margin, sideways, top to bottom.
Facsimiles:
Burrow, John, and A. I. Doyle, eds. Thomas Hoccleve: A Facsimile of the Autograph Verse Manuscripts. EETS s.s. 19 (2002).
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Hoccleve’s Works: The Minor Poems. vol. 1. EETS e.s. 61 (1892); repr. with Gollancz (1925) 73; rev. J. Mitchell and A. Ian Doyle, 1970: 224.