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Listen man if thou wilt hear / Of thing that is bothe digne & dear
The Seven Sacraments, illustrated by exempla — 456 lines in couplets
Note: Part of the ‘Continuation’ of Handlyng Synne (1283), for which see Sullivan (1978). Other sections are 378, 1598, 3340, 3355, 3358.
Subjects: sacraments; instruction, religious; treatises, devotional
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ii.4.9, ff. 177-185
First Lines:
Lyste man if þu wylt here
Of thyng þat is boþe digne & dere…
Last Lines:
…Cryste graunt vs grace alle þat it so be so
Amen Amen for charyte
Attributed Title: Hic incipiunt Vij Sacramenta ecclesie In Remissionem omni peccatorum (f. 177); Expliciunt Vij Sacramenta ecclesie (f. 185)
2.Source: London, British Library Harley 3954, ff. 82v-85v
First Lines:
Lystyn man & þou xalt here
Of thyng þat is boþe dygne & dere…
Last Lines:
…Cryst graunt vs alle þat it so be
Amen amen for charyte
Attributed Title: Hic incipiunt VIJ sacramenta ecclesie in remisionem omnium peccatorum (f. 82v); Expliciunt VIJ sacramenta ecclesie (f. 85v)
Editions:
Braekman, W. L. “Of Ye Sacrementys Sevene: A Middle English Didactic Poem.” Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 82 (1981): 194-203: 194.