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DIMEV 2177
I have been both far and near
A good cheer poem — one quatrain
Subjects: advice
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Library 202, f. i
Transcription:
I hayf beyn bath fere & neyre
And seyn both Joy & Joylyte
To serf god & mak gud chere
the lays I halde Bot Wanyte
Note: Added by sixteenth-century hand to front flyleaf with other pentrials; a second copy, still more obliterated, below this one.