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High towers by strong winds full low be cast
Tuta paupertas’ — two couplets
Title(s): Tuta paupertas
Subjects: wealth, dangers of; advice
Versification: — two-lines — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Gg.4.12, f. 106v
Transcription:
Heigh towers by strong wyndes full lowe be cast
When the lower cotages stand sure & fast
Therfor with surenes yt is better in povertie tabide
then hastily to be Riche and sodaynly to slyde
Attributed Title: Tuta paupertas (f. 106v)
Editions:
Hingeston, Francis Charles, ed. Johannis Capgrave liber de illustribus Henricis. Rolls Series 7 (1858; repr. Kraus, 1970): xxvi.
Person, Henry Axel. Cambridge Middle English Lyrics. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1953; rev. ed. 1962: 53.