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IMEV 3459
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The seven deeds of mercy
The Seven Works of Mercy, Bodily and Ghostly — two 8-line stanzas
Subjects: mercy, works of
Versification: — eight-line — ababcbcb, abababab, ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge MA, Harvard University, Houghton Library, Richardson 22, f. 68v
First Lines:
The seuyn dedis of mercy
I wole do as god vs bede
þursty naked & hungry
ȝeue hem drynke cloþe & fede…
Last Lines:
…Cherisch þe sinful to turne fro vyse
& wisse hem in to þe riht waye
2.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 127 [olim Powis 327], f. 62va-61vb
First Lines:
The seuene dedis of mercy
I wole do as god us bede…
Last Lines:
…Cherishe þe sinful to turne fro vys
And wys him in to þe riȝt way