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DIMEV 1861
He that hath an evil bill
Advice for woodcutters — one quatrain (aabb) translating ‘Pertusum iestans falcastrum…’ which follows it
Subjects: advice; foresters
Versification: — four-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 60577 [Winchester Anthology], f. 76
Transcription:
He þat hathe an euyll bylle
& gothe to þe woode with euyll wylle
And hym selfe be a schrewe
lytyll wode he wolle hewe
Facsimiles:
Wilson, Edward. “Introduction.” The Winchester Anthology. A Facsimile of British Library Additional Manuscript 60577. With an account of the music by Iain Fenlon. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1981.