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The thirsty give drink hungry thou feed
The VII Works of Mercy Bodily — six lines
Subjects: mercy, works of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Hatton 12 (SC 4127), f. 212
First Lines:
þe thristy gif drynke hungry þou fede
þe herberles to house þou lede…
Last Lines:
…To men in presoun þou socour bede
Byry þe dede þar sees nede
Attributed Title: þe bodily werkis of mercy (f. 212)