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DIMEV 165
A sovereign beauty over all thee leave
On the virtue of a well-bridled tongue — one couplet
Note: tongue, advice concerning use of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS], f. 75v
Transcription:
a souerane bewty our all the laif
a weill brydillit tung to haif
Note: Follows 835 as if part of same text.
Facsimiles:
Fox, Denton, and William A. Ringler. The Bannatyne Manuscript: National Library of Scotland Advocates’ MS. 1.1.6 London: Scolar Press, in Association with The National Library of Scotland, 1980.