The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
NIMEV TP 1846.5
The twelve degrees of pacience thou mayest behold here
‘The xii degrees of pacyence’ — one 8-line stanza (probably
the first of twelve)
Title(s): ‘The xii degrees of pacyence’
Subjects: virtues; adversity, patience in
Here begynneth a lytyll treatyse schortely compyled and called ars moriendi that is to saye the
craft for to deye for the helthe of mannes sowle
, [Westminster: W. Caxton, 1491] , sigs. A.8-A.8v
The xii degrees of pacyence þu mayst beholde her
To euyl don to
þe or aduersyte make no resistence
Do not euyl for euyl ne gyue an euyl
…Thanke god therfore & loke for more wyth all
And whan thou hast no grutchyng in thyse thenne mayst thou be
Note: CUL Sel.5.8.
Attributed Title: Here begynneth a lytell treatyse called ars moriendi (sig. A.1/f. 1); Here
begynneth a lytell treatyse shortely compyled and clled ars moriendi that is to
saye the craft for to deye for the helthe of mannes soule (sig. A.2/f. 2); The
xii degrees of pacyence (sig. A.7v/f. 7v); Here endeth a
lytell treatyse called Ars moriendi Enprynted at London in fletestrete at the
sygne of the sonne By Wynkyn de worde In the yere M.CCCC.vi (sig.
Nicholson, Edward Williams Byron,
Ars moriendi. Facsimile of Caxton, Ars Moriendi, 1491.
London: Quaritch, 1891.
Ars moriendi; printed by William Caxton.
1491; repr. Westminster, 1869.