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Learn thou unkind man to be kind
Have Pity on Christ — four monorhyming lines, each ending in the same word, in an English tract on Penance
Title(s): Have Pity on Christ
Subjects: devotional verse
Versification: — four-line — aaaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ii.1.2, f. 127ra-127rb
Transcription:
Leerne þou vnkynde man to be kynde
of a beest þat haþ no skille of kynde
hou þou doist schame to þi kynde
but þou to ihesu crist be kynde
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 290.
Oliver, Raymond. Poems Without Names: The English Lyric 1200-1500. Berkeley, CA: University of California, 1970: 61.