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DIMEV 1140
IMEV 687.5
NIMEV TM 362
Do well while thou art here
A proverbial couplet
Note: Ringler Jr. (1992) TM 362; cf. 1137; translating ‘Fac bene dum…’.
Subjects: proverbs; translations
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Balliol College 354, p. 4194
Transcription:
Do well whill þou art here
& þou shalt haue well els wher
Facsimiles:
Early Manuscripts at Oxford University: Facsimile of Oxford, Balliol MS 354. (http://image.ox.ac.uk/show?collection=balliol&manuscript=ms354).
Editions:
Flügel, Ewald. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts….” Anglia 26 (1903): 94-285: 202.
Dyboski, R., ed. Songs, Carols and Other Miscellaneous Poems from Balliol MS. 354, Richard Hill’s Commonplace Book. EETS e.s. 101 (1908); repr. 1984: 130.