The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
NIMEV TM 25
A man may awhile
‘War before’ — one 7-line stanza
Title(s): ‘War before’
Subjects: warnings; advice, moral
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 116
, f. 170v
A man may a while nature be gile By doctrine and lore
And ȝut at
the ende wole nature home wynde There sche was be fore
Note: One couplet, added to flyleaf by a hand of fifteenth-sixteenth
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds.
The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse.
Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 554.