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The way of sleight and of soothness
On the ways to virtue, in the Fasciculus morum — one couplet
Subjects: sermons, verse in
Versification: — two-line — aa
Bibliographic Ghosts: Oxford, Lincoln College Lat. 52: not in this MS; Worcester, Worcester Cathedral Library F.19: not in this MS.



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 332 (SC 2243), f. 189ra
Transcription:
þe wey of sleyȝte and of sothenes
þe wey of strenthe & of sobirnes
Note: Written as prose.
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 213 (SC 1045), f. 206v
Transcription:
Þe way of sleythe & of sothnes
þe way of strenkeþe & of methefulnes
Note: Written as prose.
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 568 (SC 1117), f. 116vb
Transcription:
þe way of sleythe & of soþenesse
þe way of strenghte & of mekenes
Note: Written as prose.
4.Source: Oxford, Corpus Christi College 218, ff. 237v-238
Transcription:
Þe wey of slythe & of [sothenesse]
Þe wey of streyngthe & of mekenesse
Editions:
Wenzel, Siegfried. Verses in Sermons: ‘Fasciculus morum’ and Its Middle English Poems. Cambridge, MA: Medieval Academy of America, 1978: 201.
5.Source: Cambridge UK, Gonville & Caius College 71/38, f. 98
Transcription:
Þe wey of sleyth & of sothnes
Þe wey of strenkyth & of soburnesse
6.Source: Cardiff, Cardiff Public Library MS. 3.174, f. 247v
7.Source: Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Library 82, f. 285v
Transcription:
the waye of sleythe & of soþnes
the waye of strenght and of mekenesse
8.Source: Rome, Vatican Ottoboni 626, f. 112