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If thou flee idleness
‘Ouidius de remedio amoris’ — one quatrain
Title(s): ‘Ouidius de remedio amoris’
Subjects: precepts
Versification: — four-line — abcb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Arch. Selden. B. 26 (SC 3340), f. 33v
Transcription:
Yf thow fle idelnes
Cupide hath no myght
his bow lyeth broken
his fyre hath no lyght
Note: Added to top margin by a later hand.
Attributed Title: Ouidius de remedio amoris (f. 33v)
Editions:
Padelford, Frederick Morgan. “English songs in manuscript Selden B.26.” Anglia 36 (1912): 79-115: 115.
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “Middle English Carols as Processional Hymns.” Studies in Philology 56 (1959): 559-82: 560.