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DIMEV 2961
NIMEV 1793.33
John Bury of care beware I rede thee of Clare
A scribe’s demand for promised payment — one monorhyming quatrain
Subjects: scribes; Bury, John, OSA, of Clare, Suffolk
Versification: — four-line — aaaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Sloane 3551, f. 63
Transcription:
John bury off care Be war y rede the off Clare
Les þu mysfare now hede þu tak to my lare
I can now no mare Of gouernaunce such be þu þare
þat oural whare it wel be I desire no mare
Note: Similar verses in English (f. 9v), Latin (f. 9v, 49) and macaronic (f. 69).
Editions:
Wenzel, Siegfried. “Unrecorded Middle-English Verses.” Anglia 92 (1974): 55-78: 65.