The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
If a thought come to thine heart
Be well advised before acting or speaking — one quatrain
Subjects: advice, moral
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2125
, f. 88v
If a thought come to thyn herte
to do or seye in ony degre
to hastyf lest þu smerte
Til þu riȝt wel avised be
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