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DIMEV 2726
IMEV 1628.5
NIMEV 1628.5
It is first the floritif of fairness
Three rhyming alliterative lines in an English prose homily
Note: Cf. 150, 157, 3045, 4838.
Subjects: sermons, verse in
Versification: — three-line — alliteration



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Worcester, Worcester Cathedral Library F.10, f. 43rb
Transcription:
It is first þe floritif of fairnes
It is also infettif for fellis
& it is fir þer mor coruptif of clernes
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild. A Register of Middle English Religious & Didactic Verse. 2 vols. London: Oxford University Press for the Bibliographical Society: 1916-20: 1.450.