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The Wednesdays
‘A lytel treatyse to faste on þe wednesday’ — seventy couplets
Title(s): ‘A lytel treatyse that sheweth how every man & woman ought to faste on þe wednesday’
Subjects: religious observance
Versification: — two-line — aa



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 24224. Here beginneth a lytel treatyse that sheweth how euery man [and] woman ought to faste and absteyne them from flesshe on ye wednesday, [Westminster: W. de Worde, 1500]
First Lines:
The wednesdayes astynence and holy fast
Haloweth mennes soules & maketh theym chast…
Last Lines:
…The whiche he vs graunte that hanged on þe rode
Cryste that vs bought with his precyous blode
A M E N
Editions:
Huth, Henry. Fugitive Tracts, written in Verse. Compiled by William Carew Hazlitt. Vol. 1: 1493-1600. 2 vols. London: Wittingham, 1875.