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He that standeth sure enhaste him not to move
Counsels of Prudence, an extract from Lydgate’s Troy Book (3995) — four couplets
Note: From Book II, lines 1849-56.
Subjects: proverbs
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Royal 18 C.II, f. 1
Transcription:
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 playn
ffor to stumble it is but in vayn
But ȝif so be he liste of his foly
Be necligente to put hym selfe willefully
In aventur & of hym selfe nat recche
To eschewe perell yholde hym but a wrecche
Editions:
Edwards, A. S. G. “An Unidentified Extract from Lydgate’s Troy Book” Notes and Queries n.s. 36 [234] (1989): 307-8: 308.