The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
All that love to hear this lesson / Christ grant them his benison
‘A Good Lesson of IX Vertewis’ (with a short preface) — 210
lines in couplets
Note: With a cross-rhymed quatrain as colophon.
Title(s): ‘A Good Lesson of IX Vertewis’
two-line, four-line —
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.1.1
, ff. 298v
Alle þat loue to here þis lessoun
Crist graunt hem his
…to which ioye & to which blis
God bring vs alle whan his
wil is Amen
Þese ix vertewis wiþ good cheuysaunce
may wel fulfil
Wiþout gret cost or gret penaunce
if þat he
haue þer to good wil
Attributed Title: A good lesson of ix vertewis (298v)
Bowers, Robert Hood.
“A Middle English Poem on the Nine Virtues.”
Southern Folklore Quarterly
31 (1967): 37-47: 41-7.