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It resteth and it queemeth
The Four Benefits of Poverty — a single couplet
Title(s): The Four Benefits of Poverty
Subjects: poverty
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 7322, f. 147v
Transcription:
Hit resteþ and hit quemeþ
hit richeþ and hit demeþ
Editions:
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: 260 (rev. ed. only).
Brown, Carleton Fairchild. A Register of Middle English Religious & Didactic Verse. 2 vols. London: Oxford University Press for the Bibliographical Society: 1916-20: 1.353.