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DIMEV 2455
IMEV 1455.5
NIMEV TM 752
In a pleasant arbor very quaint and quadrant
‘Vice through violence puttyth vertue vnto flyte’ — twelve 8-line stanzas with this refrain
Subjects: advice; counsel; virtues; contemporary conditions; evils of the times
Versification: — eight-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, Victoria and Albert Museum, National Art Library Dyce 25.F.40 (MS Dyce 45), ff. 19v-21v
First Lines:
In a plesante arboure very queynte & quadrante
With borders bewtyfull vpon euery syde…
Last Lines:
…then grace in shorte space no dowghter shall applye
that vertu shall floresshe & putte vice vnto flyte
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