The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
He is well sicker that hath cleanness
Purity — a single couplet
Subjects: virtues; proverbs
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 7322
, f. 157v
He is wel sicker þat hat clennesse
for al þat oþer reuenant is not bot wrechedenesse
Note: Written as prose inserted into Latin.
Furnivall, Frederick James,
Political, Religious and Love Poems, from Lambeth MS. 306 and other
o.s. 15 (1866); repr. 1962; rev. ed. 1903: 234.