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Man beware or thou knit thee fast
‘Poverte partyth company’ — two couplets
Title(s): ‘Poverte partyth company’
Subjects: marriage, advice on; warnings
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. e.1 (SC 29734), f. 26
Transcription:
Man be war or þou knyte þe fast
Oftyn ran Rewth at þe last
þis wrat I oftyn poverte partyth company
Red þis & by not
Editions:
Bad Key: Wright1847: 35.
Masters, James Edwin, ed. Rymes of the Minstrels. Shaftesbury, Dorset: High House Press, 1927; anonymous: 17.