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Almighty God that made all thing
The Twelve Profits of suffering bodily ‘Anger’ (Affliction) — twenty-six 8-line stanzas
Subjects: suffering, human
Versification: — eight-line — abababab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ff.2.38, ff. 19rb-20vb
First Lines:
Almyghty god þat made all thyng
Aftur hys own ordynaunce
Make vs buxome to hys byddyng
And of oure gyltys graunt vs repentaunce…
Last Lines:
…And graunt vs þe lyfe þat laste schall ay
In heuene þere yoye ys euyr newe
Attributed Title: Here…begynneþ xii profytes þat men may gete in sufferyng of bodely Anger (f. 19); Here endiþ the profitis of erþeli anger (f. 20v)
Facsimiles:
McSparran, Frances, and Pamela R. Robinson. “Introduction.” Cambridge University Library MS Ff.2.38. London: Scolar Press, 1979.
Editions:
Kreuzer, James R. “The Twelve Profits of Anger.” PMLA 53 (1938): 78-85: 80-5.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 1584, ff. 97v-102
First Lines:
Almyghty god þat made all thyng
Aftir his own ordynaunce
make us buxom to his biddyng
And of our giltis graunte vs Repentaunce…
Last Lines:
…And grawnt us life þat last schall ay
In hevyn þer Ioy is euer newe
Note: Ends of some lines cut by cropping.
Attributed Title: Her…begynneth the xii profettes that men may gette in suffryng of bodyly Anger (f. 97); The profetys of Angyr (RT)