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IMEV 505
NIMEV 505
Believe in God that all hath wrought
On the cardinal virtues — in couplets
Subjects: virtues, theological
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 1706, f. 208
First Lines:
Byleue in god þat alle haþ wrouȝte
Heuene and erþe and alle of nouȝte…
Last Lines:
…Dyuyne vertuose men þese þre calle
They be most hyȝe of oþer al
Note: Four couplets on the Three Theological Virtues, with ‘Fides’, ‘Spes’, and ‘Caritas’ in right margin beside lines 1, 3, 5.
Attributed Title: Tres virtutes theologice (f. 208)
2.Source: Ushaw, St Cuthbert’s College 28, ff. 55v-56v
First Lines:
Beleue in god þat alle hathe wrought
heuen & erthe & alle of nought…
Last Lines:
…þies ben foure virtues cardinalle
þat shulde rewle men bothe grete and smalle
Note: Nine couplets on the seven cardinal virtues, included in Speculum Cristiani, tercia tabula.
Attributed Title: De septem virtutibus principalibus de quibus… (f. 55v); Incipit speculum cristiani (f. 4)