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Eat drink sleep less
Precepts concluding, ‘Be man noȝt hors noþer asse’ — five monorhyming lines of varying length
Subjects: precepts; advice, moral
Versification: — five-line — aaaaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 656 (SC 1059), f. iiv
Transcription:
Ete drynke slepe lasse
Wake wepe bide faste
loue masse
lete lustes asse
be man noȝt hors noþer asse
Editions:
Coxe, Henry Octavius. Catalogus Codices Laudiani. Oxon: e Typographeo academico, 1858: 1.
Skeat, Walter William, ed. William Langland: The Vision of Piers Plowman. Vol. 3: Text C. EETS o.s. 54 (1873); repr. 1978: xxvii.
Kölbing, Eugen, and M. Day, eds. The Siege of Jerusalem, from Bodleian MS. Laud Misc. 656. EETS o.s. 188 (1932); repr. 1988: vii.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Peterhouse 104, f. 210ra
Transcription:
Ete drynke slepe lasse
Wepe wake byd fast
Loue masse
Lete lustus passe
be man neþer hors neþer asse
Editions:
James, Montague Rhodes. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of Peterhouse College, Cambridge. Cambridge: at the UP, 1899: 121.