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IMEV 687
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Do way for that may not avail ye
A ballad of maxims — three 8-line stanzas
Subjects: ballads; precepts
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Kk.1.5, Part VI, f. 4v
First Lines:
Do way ffore that may nocht awail ȝhe
ffra fenȝheand foly ay þou flee…
Last Lines:
…And se þow ses of surfat syne
and pres þe al ways with thi perys
Editions:
Stevenson, Joseph. The Scottish Metrical Romance of Lancelot du Lak. Maitland Club 48. Edinburgh, 1839: 169-70.
Lumby, Joseph Rawson, ed. Ratis Raving, and other Moral and Religious Pieces in prose and verse. EETS o.s. 43 (1870); repr. 1973: 9.
Girvan, Ritchie, ed. Ratis raving, and other early Scots poems on morals. Scottish Text Society 3rd ser. 11. Edinburgh and London: Blackwood, 1939: 174-5.