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Goodman fool ass lout
A book motto — three couplets
Subjects: bookplates
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Kk.6.18, front pastedown
First Lines:
Good man fool ass lovte
that fearest A Book without dovbte…
Last Lines:
…But be it the Argwment ys bad
keape ytt fore A wittness to be had
Note: Sixteenth century.
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 85.