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Man if thou wilt hear / Right good thing thou might lere
The Seven Works of Mercy, some illustrated by Narrationes — 229 lines in couplets
Note: Part of the ‘Continuation’ of Handlyng Synne (1283) for which see Sullivan (1978). Other sections are 378, 1598, 3099, 3339, 3355.
Subjects: mercy, works of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ii.4.9, ff. 173-177
First Lines:
Man if þu wylt here
Ryth good thyng þu maȝt lere…
Last Lines:
…Qua we ben dede þat we may wende
To blys þat neuer xal haue ende
Attributed Title: Hic incipiunt Septem facta elemosine (f. 173)
2.Source: London, British Library Harley 3954, f. 81
Editions:
Braekman, W. L. “A Middle English Didactic Poem on the Works of Mercy.” Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 79 (1978): 145-51: 145.