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Man if that thou wilt flee sin / Never more to come therein
The Seven Virtues opposed to the Seven Deadly Sins, illustrated by Narrationes — 454 lines in couplets
Note: Part of the ‘Continuation’ of Handlyng Synne (1283), for which see Sullivan (1978). Other sections are 378, 1598, 3099, 3339, 3358.
Subjects: virtues, principal; sins, deadly
Versification: — couplets — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ii.4.9, ff. 165-173
First Lines:
Man if þat þu wylt fle synne
Neuer more to come þer Inne…
Last Lines:
…Þat god in heuen plesyd be
Amen Ame ffor Charyte
Note: 458 lines.
Attributed Title: Hec sunt virtutes Septem. Prima virtus humilitas (f. 165); Expliciunt vij medicine contra peccata mortalia (f. 173)
2.Source: London, British Library Harley 3954, f. 78v
Editions:
Braekman, W. L. “The Seven Virtues as Opposed to the Seven Vices.” Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 74 (1973): 247-68: 247.