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Man in mirth hath measure in mind
Moral advice: ‘Mesure is tresure’ — twenty-six lines
Title(s): ‘Mesure is tresure’
Subjects: precepts
Versification: — two-line, four-line — aa, abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Royal 8 A.XXI, f. 223
Note: First two lines only.
Editions:
Warner, Sir George Frederic, and Julius P. Gilson, eds. Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the old Royal and King’s Collections. 4 vols. London: Trustees of the British Museum, 1921: 1.218.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild. A Register of Middle English Religious & Didactic Verse. 2 vols. London: Oxford University Press for the Bibliographical Society: 1916-20: 1.361.
2.Source: New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library 365 [olim Ipswich County Hall deposit, Hillwood; prior Brome Hall, Suffolk], f. 1
First Lines:
MAn In merthe hath meser In mynd
For meser ys treser whan merthe ys be hynd…
Last Lines:
…For yt may so be tyde
That thow schall have mych more
Editions:
Smith, Lucy Toulmin, ed. A Commonplace Book of the Fifteenth Century. Norwich: Kerrison, Goose, 1886: 14-15.