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DIMEV 2546
NIMEV 1507.88
In my beginning God me speed
Fragment (first 8 lines) of a poem urging readers to live a virtuous life — couplets
Note: See 709 for a couplet version of lines 1-2.
Subjects: advice, moral
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin 490, f. 180
First Lines:
In my be genynyg God me spede
In grace & vertu to prosede…
Last Lines:
…ffor ssant paule sayht let not ssyne Rayne
In yowre mortale body est ye ssolde…
Note: Written as prose.
Editions:
Scattergood, V. John. “Two Unrecorded Poems from Trinity College Dublin 490.” Review of English Studies n.s. 38 (1987): 48-9: 48.