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DIMEV 2427
NIMEV 1439.99
If ye be lusty and of age
7-line stanza in rhyme royal
Subjects: Love, vicissitudes of; Women, fickleness of
Versification: — rhyme royal, seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Sloane 1825, f. 1v3
Transcription:
yf ye be lusty and of age
be reson ye shold be war and wis
That your lady play not dotage
With you that ben so sage and dise
For ys she do hit ys myn avise
That ye hens forth be no betraier
Ne do not a gaynst a gentile womman prayer
Note: Added to MS flyleaf by a fifteenth-century hand; to right and below is written by the same hand, ‘Au iour la vie’; above on same leaf are 4250 (by same hand and with same motto) and 6869 (possibly by another hand).