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Cunning and virtue is not set by
Moral precepts — one stanza rhyme royal
Note: Ringler Jr. (1992), TM 338.
Subjects: abuses of the age; precepts
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Longleat, Marquess of Bath MS 254, verso of last leaf
First Lines:
Cunyng and vertu is not sett by
No mervaile is thowe we prospare not…
Last Lines:
…For lacke of youth cunyng & vertue
We haue no grace othre miseries teschewe
Editions:
Bergen, Henry, ed. Lydgate’s Fall of Princes. 4 vols. EETS e.s. 121-24 (1924-27); repr. 1967: 4.19.