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Man behold and thou might hear / Thing full needful for to lere
The Seven Principal Virtues — 198 lines in couplets
Note: Part of the ‘Continuation’ of Handlyng Synne (1283), for which see Sullivan (1978). Other sections are 378, 1598, 3099, 3355, 3358.
Subjects: The Seven Principal Virtues; virtues, seven principal
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ii.4.9, f. 185
First Lines:
Man be helde & thu may here
thyng þat nedful is to lere…
Last Lines:
…Cryst ȝeue vs grace to kepe hem ȝeuen
Þat we mown come to þe blysse of heuen
Attributed Title: Iste Sunt Septem virttes principales (f. 185)
2.Source: London, British Library Harley 3954, f. 8v