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If ye will wit the property
A Morality of Wisdom — 1168 lines in 8-line stanzas
Title(s): A Morality of Wisdom
Subjects: morality plays
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc, aaabaaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Digby 133 (SC 1734), ff. 158-169v
First Lines:
If ye wyll wete the propyrte
And the resoun of my name Imperiall…
Last Lines:
…of the comon thei synge eche weke by & by
thei may sey with tynker I trowe late Amende
Note: Lines 1-754.
Editions:
Sharp, Thomas. Ancient Mysteries from the Digby Manuscripts…. Abbotsford Club Edinburgh, 1835: 165-200.
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. The Digby Mysteries. New Shakespeare Society ser. 7, 1. London: Trübner, 1882: 139-66.
2.Source: Washington DC, Folger Shakespeare Library 5031 [olim Macro 5, olim Gurney 170], ff. 1-13
Facsimiles:
Bevington, David, ed. The Macro Plays. A facsimile edition with facing transcriptions. New York: Johnson, and Washington, D.C.: Folger Shakespeare Library, 1972: 155.
Editions:
Sharp, Thomas. Ancient Mysteries from the Digby Manuscripts…. Abbotsford Club Edinburgh, 1835.
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. The Digby Mysteries. New Shakespeare Society ser. 7, 1. London: Trübner, 1882: 35-736.
Eccles, Mark, ed. The Macro Plays: The Castle of Perseverance, Wisdom, Mankind. EETS o.s. 262 (1969): 113 (collated with Oxford, Bodleian Library Digby 133 (SC 1734)).