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Why should man doubtfully questions make
On faith and reason — twenty-nine quatrains
Subjects: faith
Versification: — four-line — aaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, Victoria and Albert Museum, National Art Library Dyce 25.F.40 (MS Dyce 45), ff. 25v-27v
First Lines:
Whye shulde man dowtefully questyons make
& stande to reason & faythe forsake…
Last Lines:
…that chryste maye increase owre faythe
that charite in vs do notte dekaye
god grawnte thys in deade
ffinis X wynton
Attributed Title: The wonderfull workes & power of god wherein euery christian maye learne to geve place vnto ffaythe (f. 25v)