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We prayen believe God will and pity
The Virtues serve us — two couplets
Subjects: virtues
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 7322, f. 184r1
Transcription:
vs preyen bileue god wille & pite
vs kepen god hope Mekenes & kast
vus sit by pouert wisdom & god leuyg
vus seruen clannesse rych & feyr beryg
Note: Set out to right of Latin text of similar content, beginning, “Innitant igitur fides pietas & beneuolencia.”
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Political, Religious and Love Poems, from Lambeth MS. 306 and other sources. EETS o.s. 15 (1866); repr. 1962; rev. ed. 1903: 241; rev. ed. 269.