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Womans Heart unto no cruelty
In praise of women — lines 344-50 of Hoccleve’s Lespistre de Cupide (1092), occurring separately
Author(s): Thomas Hoccleve
Subjects: women, praise of



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 17492 [Devonshire], f. 89v1
First Lines:
Womans herte vnto no creweltye
enclynys ys but they be charytable…
Last Lines:
…what women these haue not parauenture
folowyth not the way off her nature
Note: Immediately followed by 2697, another extract