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Look ere thine heart be set / Look thou woo ere thou be knit
A song against marrying unadvisedly — four quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘Man bewar of thin wowyng / For weddyng is the longe wo’
Subjects: marriage; carols, of marriage
Versification: — four-line — aaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Sloane 2593, f. 9v
First Lines:
Loke er thin herte be set
Lok thou wowe er thou be knet…
Last Lines:
…And vnder the tayl they ben ful tekyl
A twenty deuele name let hem goo
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols. Warton Club 4. London: Richards, 1856: 27.
Fehr, Bernhard. “Die Lieder des HS. Sloane 2593.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 109 (1902): 33-72: 49.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 270-1; 1977, 239-40.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 37-8.
Silverstein, Theodore, ed. Medieval English Lyrics. York Medieval Texts. London: Edw. Arnold, 1971: 130-1.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 66.