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Learn bodily to live
Do Evil and Be Feared, satirical injunctions on the evil life — nine 8-line stanzas
Subjects: satire; evil living
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Digby 102 (SC 1703), ff. 104-104v
First Lines:
LErne bodyly to lyue
þy seruaunt non hyre þou pay…
Last Lines:
…Kepe hem pore and to þe bende
þen wole þey drede þe bodylye
Note: Written as prose.
Attributed Title: To lyf bodyly is perylous (f. 104)
Editions:
Kail, J., ed. Twenty-Six Political and Other Poems…from Bodleian MSS Digby 102 and Douce 322. EETS o.s. 124 (1904; repr. 1973): 25-7.