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Man upon mould whatsoever thou be
On the need of money — nine quatrains (aaab) with refrain: ‘but þou haue þe peny redy to tak to’
Subjects: money
Versification: — four-line — aaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. e.1 (SC 29734), ff. 26v-27
First Lines:
Man vpon mold what so euer þou be
I warn utterly þou getyst no degre…
Last Lines:
…I warne þe com not þer but þou purse mey suele
but þou haue þe peny redy to tak to
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols from a manuscript…of the Fifteenth Century. Percy Society 23. London: Richards, 1847: 35-6.
Arber, Edward. The Dunbar Anthology, 1401-1508. London, New York: Frowde, 1901: 179.
Masters, James Edwin, ed. Rymes of the Minstrels. Shaftesbury, Dorset: High House Press, 1927; anonymous: 10-11.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 55-6.
Davies, Reginald Thorne. Medieval English Lyrics: a critical anthology. London, 1963; Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1964: 224-5.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 115-16.