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Man have this in thy mind
Advice on marriage — one monorhyming quatrain
Subjects: evils of the age; marriage, advice on
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. e.1 (SC 29734), f. 26v
Transcription:
Man haue þis in þi mynd
þat þou doost with thyn hond þat shalt þou fynd
Wyves be rekeles chyldren be on kynd
Excetutors be covet[ ]old þat þei fynd
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols from a manuscript…of the Fifteenth Century. Percy Society 23. London: Richards, 1847: 35.
Masters, James Edwin, ed. Rymes of the Minstrels. Shaftesbury, Dorset: High House Press, 1927; anonymous: 17.
2.Source: London, British Library Harley 2316, f. 56v
Editions:
Wright, Thomas. A selection of Latin stories. Percy Society 8. London: Richard, 1842: 83.
3.Source: Glasgow, Glasgow University Library Hunterian 230 (U.3.3), f. 248v
Transcription:
Man on the molde haue this in mynde
that thowe Soyth here þat sall thou fynd
Wemen ben laches and chyldryn on kynd
secturs cum aftur and Tak qwat they fynd
Note: Added to end flyleaf by sixteenth-century hand; included in 2728.
4.Source: London, British Library Addit. 60577 [Winchester Anthology], f. 92
Note: Variant text (preceded by 6369).