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The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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Lydgate, John, Stans puer ad mensam, [Westminster: Printed by William Caxton, 1476?]
1.   Arise early / Serve god devoutly
Precepts in -ly; the texts show much variation — 16 lines in most witnesses, monorhyming
Printed Book: STC17030 Witness 560-16
2.   Better is to suffer and fortune abide
The Golden Mean — a couplet
Printed Book: STC17030 Witness 835-13
3.   Know ere thou knit and then thou mayest slake
A proverbial couplet on marriage included in a list of six (6621.7)
Printed Book: STC17030 Witness 3009-2
4.   My dear child first thy self enable / With all thine heart…
John Lydgate: Stans Puer ad Mensam
Printed Book: STC17030 Witness 3588-25
5.   Salue with all obeisance to God in humblesse
‘Salve Regina’
Printed Book: STC17030 Witness 4778-3
6.   Whoso of wealth taketh none heed
A warning against the fickleness of Fortune — one couplet, followed by five related couplets
Printed Book: STC17030 Witness 6621.7-3
7.   Wit hath wonder that reason ne tell can
Reginald Pecock (attrib.): ‘Sensus miratur que racio dicere nescit’
Printed Book: STC17030 Witness 6709-19