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List and lithe a little space / I shall you gell a pretty case
‘þe Goode Wyfe tauȝt hyr Douȝter’, a garbled version of 1098 — 208 lines in couplets, including the introduction of four lines
Title(s): ‘þe Goode Wyfe tauȝt hyr Douȝter’
Subjects: children, instructions for the behavior of; manners, treatises on; instruction, mother to daughter
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 61 (SC 6922*), ff. 7-8v
First Lines:
Lyst & lythe A lytell space
I schall ȝou telle A praty cace
How þe gode wyfe tauȝht hyr douȝter
To mend hyr lyfe & make her better…
Last Lines:
…And bring vs to thy hyȝhe blysse
That neuer mor fro vs schall mysse
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Queene Elizabethes Achademy, etc. EETS e.s. 8 (1869); repr. 1973: 44-51.
Mustanoja, Tauno F. How the Good Wife Taught her Daughter, etc. Helsinki: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Scuran, 1948: 216-21.
Shuffleton, George. Ashmole 61: A Compilation of Popular Middle English Verse. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 2008: 35-9; 427-31; 599-600.