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Poor of spirit blessed be
‘A lernyng to good leuynge’ (the Sermon on the Mount) — twenty 8-line stanzas
Title(s): ‘A lernyng to good leuynge’
Subjects: Beatitudes; scripture texts, Engl. trans. of
Versification: — eight-line — abababab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Digby 102 (SC 1703), ff. 121v-123
First Lines:
POre of spirit blessed be
þouȝ he be lord of richesse fele…
Last Lines:
…In good werkis shyne ȝe bryȝt
And lyue ȝe so riȝt as ȝe byd
Note: Written as prose.
Attributed Title: A lernyng to good leuynge (f. 121v)
Editions:
Kail, J., ed. Twenty-Six Political and Other Poems…from Bodleian MSS Digby 102 and Douce 322. EETS o.s. 124 (1904; repr. 1973): 96-101.