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In this treatise the which I think to write
‘The Babees Book’ — thirty-one stanzas rhyme royal
Title(s): ‘The Babees Book’
Subjects: manners, treatises on; children, instructions for behaviour of; courtesy books
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 5086, ff. 86-90
First Lines:
In this tretys the which I thenke to wryte
Out of Latyn in to my comvne langage…
Last Lines:
…That thurh your nurture and youre governaunce
In lastynge blysse þes nowe your self auaunce
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. The Babees Book, etc. EETS o.s. 32 (1868); rev. ed. Early English Meals and Manners London: Trübner, 1876; repr. 1973: orig. ed.1-9; rev. ed 250-8.