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Our nature decay as reason maketh relation
Prayer to God to defend us from the sweating sickness and ‘frens pox’ — two stanzas of eight lines
Subjects: medicine; prayers, for protection; diseases
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College O.2.13 (1117), f. 131v
First Lines:
The chlernes of þe faddar synnifyes in thys name
With þe wirgenall bowte of þe modar dedyis…
Last Lines:
…Stowp gallant & þe femy all pestylens doth grow
The name of Ihesu from soden deth defend ows