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IMEV 817
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For dread oft my lips I steek
‘Treuth, reste and pes’ — twenty-one 8-line stanzas
Title(s): ‘Treuth, reste and pes’
Subjects: advice, to princes
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Digby 102 (SC 1703), ff. 100-101v
First Lines:
For drede ofte my lippes y steke
ffor false reportours that trouhte mys famed…
Last Lines:
…ȝe haue fre wille chese ȝoure chaunce
To haue wiþ god werre or pes
Note: Written as prose.
Attributed Title: Treuth reste and pes (f. 100)
Editions:
Kail, J., ed. Twenty-Six Political and Other Poems…from Bodleian MSS Digby 102 and Douce 322. EETS o.s. 124 (1904; repr. 1973): 9-14.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Historical Poems of the XIV and XV Centuries. New York: Columbia UP, 1959: 39-44.