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As diverse doctors hath writ of the virtue
The Virtues of the Mass — twenty-four rhyme royal stanzas with an Envoy of two stanzas rhyme royal and 2 heroic stanzas at the end
Note: For a text without introductory Prologue see 6817.
Title(s): The Virtues of the Mass
Subjects: mass, virtues of; envoys
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson poet. 36 (SC 14530), ff. 6-9v
First Lines:
As dyuers doctours hath wryt of the vertu
In heryng of the mas & eke of the syght…
Last Lines:
…To here mas As I haue be fore told
They þat so do shall wyn hevyn
Attributed Title: Hec sunt dicta sanctorum de virtute sacramenti Altaris. Ac ffructu et effectu Misse provt infra patet (f. 6)
Editions:
Simmons, Thomas Frederick. The Lay Folks’ Mass Book. EETS o.s. 71 (1879); repr. 1968: 368-70 (portions only).