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Sin and filth only forsake
The King’s Letter to his Son — five couplets
Subjects: instruction, father to son
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 7322, ff. 158r5-158v
First Lines:
Sinne & folþe onli forsake
to clennesse of lif for mi loue tac
loue god boþe wit herte & þout
for to his licnesse þou art wrout…
Last Lines:
…Come nou my swete chilt wan þou come wilt
for redi is þin heritage & forȝouin is þi gilt
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Political, Religious and Love Poems, from Lambeth MS. 306 and other sources. EETS o.s. 15 (1866); repr. 1962; rev. ed. 1903: 235-6; 264 (revised ed.).