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In a seemly summers tide
‘Mesure is best of all thynge’ — three 8-line stanzas and an Envoy of four lines
Title(s): ‘Mesure is best of all thynge’
Subjects: chansons d’aventure; moderation; envoys
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc, abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 32578, f. 140v
First Lines:
In a semely someres tyde
Als I gan walke in a wilde woude…
Last Lines:
…And to his grace he take hym mot
With crafte to kepe hym as he kan
Editions:
Hulme, William Henry, ed. The Harrowing of Hell and Gospel of Nicodemus. EETS e.s. 100 (1908); repr. 1976: xxx-xxxi.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 186-7.