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IMEV 2048
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Man beware of wicked counsel / He will thee lead…
‘Wyt & Wylle’ — nine 8-line stanzas
Note: For other verses on this theme see 6410, 6481, 6684.
Title(s): ‘Wyt & Wylle’
Subjects: counsel
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Digby 102 (SC 1703), ff. 103v-104
First Lines:
MAn be war of wikkid counsaile
He wol the lede in wayes slidre…
Last Lines:
…þe weye of grace and ȝe wol go
Let wyt be lord aboue ȝour wille
Note: Written as prose.
Attributed Title: Wyt & Wille (f. 103v)
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): 22-4.