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DIMEV 243
IMEV 130.5
NIMEV 130.5
After the sayings of men that been hold
On Discretion — 4 lines
Subjects: precepts, moral; advice
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Nn.4.12, f. 57
Transcription:
After þe sayyngus off men þat ben holde
off þi good frynd be nott þu to bold
No mestry yt ys a ffrynd to gett
But to kepe hym wyll yt ys a proper feythet
Note: Below a line of musical notes; followed by ‘Brother syster vnkylle anenete / Thomas Robert Wylliam, John / Roger Edwarde Edmunde Rachard’.