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Be righteous man whatever betide
On the Four Cardinal Virtues — five couplets
Subjects: virtues
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 1706, ff. 208-208v
First Lines:
Be ryȝtwys man what euer be tyde
To god and man on euery syde…
Last Lines:
…þese ben foure vertues cardinal
þat schulde rewle men boþ grete and smale
Note: With Latin names of the virtues in right margin beside lines 1, 3, 5, 7.
Attributed Title: Quatuor virtutes cardinales (f. 208)
Editions:
Hirsh, John C. “Prayer and Meditation in Late Mediaeval England: MS. Bodley 789.” Medium Ævum 48 (1979): 55-66: 63-4.