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Patience is a point though it displease oft
Patience — 531 lines of alliterative unrhyming lines
Title(s): Patience
Subjects: scripture; patience; virtues
Versification: — alliteration



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Cotton Nero A.X (art. 3), ff. 83-90
First Lines:
Pacience is a poynt þaȝ hit displese ofte
When heuy herttes ben hurt wyth heþyng oþer elles…
Last Lines:
…Forþy penaunce and payne topreue hit in syȝt
Þat pacience is a nobel poynt þaȝ hit displese ofte
Facsimiles:
Gollancz, Israel, ed. Pearl, Cleanness, Patience and Sir Gawain. EETS o.s. 162 (1923); repr. 1971.
Editions:
Morris, Richard, ed. Early English Alliterative Poems…from MS. Cotton Nero A.x. EETS o.s. 1 (1869); repr. 1965: 92-107.
Bateson, Hartley, ed. Patience: a West Midland Poem of the Fourteenth Century. Manchester, 1912; repr. Norwood, PA: Norwood Editions, 1975.
Gollancz, Israel. Select Early English Poems. 9 vols. London: Oxford UP, 1913, 1933: 1.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 213-8 (selection).
Spearing, A. C., and J. E. Spearing. Poetry of the Age of Chaucer. London: Edward Arnold, 1974: 120-35.
Andrew, Malcolm, and Ronald Waldron, eds. The Poems of the Pearl Manuscript: Pearl, Cleanness, Patience, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. London: Edward Arnold, and Berkeley: University of California, 1978; repr. York Medieval Texts, second series: 185-206.
Vantuono, William, ed. The Pearl Poems: An Omnibus Edition. 2 vols. The Renaissance Imagination series vols. 5 and 6. New York: Garland, 1984: 2.6-40.