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DIMEV 5266
IMEV 3339.8
NIMEV 3339.8
The first branch is as I told right
Fragment of a religious instructional poem — in couplets
Subjects: religious instruction
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 4407 (19)d-f, Part. 27, ff. 1-2v
First Lines:
…Þis firste braunche is als I tolde right
To honoure god moste of myght
Bot man mai on thre maneres
Honoure god als þe boke vs leres…
Last Lines:
…Or to losongooures þat can make dyn
Gyues giftes for loos purs be to wyn
Note: One bifolium; the first page very faded and stained by damp, so first lines above are lines 39-42 of the fragment