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Be thou patient in thine adversity
Patience in Adversity — four 18-line stanzas with wheel rhyme, with additional couplet
Subjects: adversity, patience in; virtues; advice, moral
Versification: — eighteen-line stanza — aabcbcdddefffegggg



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Addit. B.60 (SC 29179), ff. 125v-126v
First Lines:
Be thou pacient in thyn aduersite
ffor when god wyll better may be
To Ihesu criste I make my mon
That born was of a mayd…
Last Lines:
…Therfore I was pacient in myn aduersite
Thynkyng when god wyll better may be
Editions:
Bühler, Kurt. “Patience in adversity.” Anglia 78 (1960): 417-21: 418-20.