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Man be also merry as those / And let not many be
First twelve lines of a religious poem in 8-line stanzas
Subjects: devotional verse
Versification: — eight-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Arch. Selden. B. 24 (SC 3354), f. 229v
First Lines:
Man be als mery as tho[ ]
And lat nocht mony h[ ]…
Last Lines:
…Obeye to better men the by [ ]
Or thame thy wynnyng han[ ]…
Note: Ends of lines lost to damaged gutter.