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IMEV 212
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All that love to hear this lesson / Christ grant them his benison
‘A Good Lesson of IX Vertewis’ (with a short preface) — 210 lines in couplets
Note: With a cross-rhymed quatrain as colophon.
Title(s): ‘A Good Lesson of IX Vertewis’
Subjects: virtues
Versification: — two-line, four-line — aa, abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.1.1, ff. 298v-300v
First Lines:
Alle þat loue to here þis lessoun
Crist graunt hem his benisoun…
Last Lines:
…to which ioye & to which blis
God bring vs alle whan his wil is Amen
Þese ix vertewis wiþ good cheuysaunce
Eueri man may wel fulfil
Wiþout gret cost or gret penaunce
if þat he haue þer to good wil
Attributed Title: A good lesson of ix vertewis (298v)
Editions:
Bowers, Robert Hood. “A Middle English Poem on the Nine Virtues.” Southern Folklore Quarterly 31 (1967): 37-47: 41-7.