The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
NIMEV see 2516/25
He that standeth sure enhaste him not to move
Counsels of Prudence, an extract from Lydgate’s Troy Book
) — four couplets
Note: From Book II, lines 1849-56.
1.Source: London, British Library Royal 18 C.II
, f. 1
He that stondeth suere enhast hym nat to meeve
ffor ȝif he doo
hit shall hym after greve
And he that walketh suerly a pon the
ffor to stumble it is but in vayn
But ȝif so be he liste of
Be necligente to put hym selfe willefully
In aventur & of
hym selfe nat recche
To eschewe perell yholde hym but a wrecche
Edwards, A. S. G.
“An Unidentified Extract from Lydgate’s Troy Book”
Notes and Queries
n.s. 36  (1989): 307-8: 308.