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IMEV 659
NIMEV 659
Counsel is a thing needful and holy
Take counsel — one stanza rhyme royal
Subjects: counsel, value of
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College O.2.33 (1137), Part II, p. 60
First Lines:
Counsaile is a thing needfull & holy
ffor without it nothing can prosper well…
Last Lines:
…shall never him of it repent
of his time or troubell that he therin hath spent