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DIMEV 2990
IMEV 1817.5
NIMEV 1817.5
Keep well thy counsel as treasure in chest
Keep silence: friends may become foes — six lines (abcbca)
Subjects: aphorisms
Versification: — six-line — abcbca



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin 661, p. 44
Transcription:
Kepe well thy cowncell as tresor in cheste
Tell neuer all that thy hart luste
for when thy frynde ys thy foo
that aye was thy truste
Then shall thy foo know
all that thy frynde wyste