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Thou man consider what thou art
Dialogue of the Seven Cardinal Virtues and the Seven Deadly Sins
Note: Seven 6-line stanzas, aabcdd
Title(s): Meekness, Charity, Chastity, Abstinence, Patience, Largeness, Occupacion
Subjects: moralizing verse; seven cardinal virtues; seven deadly sins
Versification: — six-line — aabcdd



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 2399, f. 54
First Lines:
Mekenys
Thu man consider wat þu ert
& mekenys take on to þy hert…
Last Lines:
…Sclowthe rydyng
apon a nasse
How schuulde y awake and my sylve occupye
Lo evyn for sclowth lo her y dye
Note: Marginal annotation.
Editions:
Wheatley, Edward. “A Dialogue of the Seven Cardinal Virtues and the Seven Deadly Sins in British Library MS Harley 2399.” Journal of the Early Book Society. 16 (2013): 203-9: 203-5.