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IMEV 1877
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Listeneth all and ye shall hear
‘How the Wyse Man Taght Hys Son’ — twenty-four 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc)
Note: For other version see 3112 and 3241.
Title(s): ‘How the Wyse Man Taght Hys Son’
Subjects: children, instructions for the behavior of; manners, treatises on; instruction, father to son
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ff.2.38, ff. 53ra-54rb
First Lines:
Lystenyth all and ye shall here
How the godeman taght hys sone…
Last Lines:
…And ihesu bryne vs to hys bys
That for vs weryd the crowne of thorne
Attributed Title: here foloweth how the goode man taght hys sone (f. 53ra)
Facsimiles:
McSparran, Frances, and Pamela R. Robinson. “Introduction.” Cambridge University Library MS Ff.2.38. London: Scolar Press, 1979.
Editions:
Fischer, Rudolf Bruno. How the wyse man taught hys sone. Erlanger Beiträge 2. Erlangen and Leipzig: Deichert, 1889: 27-35.
2.Source: London, British Library Harley 5396, f. 297
Editions:
Ritson, Joseph, ed. Pieces of Ancient Popular Poetry. London: Clarke, 1791; 2nd ed. 1833: 89-97.
Hazlitt, William Carew. Remains of the Early Popular Poetry of England. London: J. R. Smith, 1864-6: 1.169-77.