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It is law that faileth not
An anagram on L. O. V. E. — four lines
Subjects: anagrams



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 7322, f. 145r1
Transcription:
Hit is lawe þat failleþ noth
Hit is ouer al þat mai beo wrouȝth
Hit werkeþ wonderliche
And ernes ȝeueþ sikerliche
Note: Preceded by ‘L.O.V.E’, with rubricated capital strokes through each letter.
Editions:
Wanley, Humphrey. A Catalogue of the Harleian Manuscripts in the British Museum. 4 vols. London: Eyre and Strahan, 1808-12; ed. Wanley et al: 3.525.
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Political, Religious and Love Poems, from Lambeth MS. 306 and other sources. EETS o.s. 15 (1866); repr. 1962; rev. ed. 1903: 231; rev. ed. 260.