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NIMEV TM 25
A man may awhile
‘War before’ — one 7-line stanza
Note: Ringler Jr. (1992), TM 25.
Title(s): ‘War before’
Subjects: warnings; advice, moral
Versification: — seven-line — aabbbbb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 116, f. 170v
Transcription:
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 century.
Editions:
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 554.