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Men write of old how measure is treasure
‘Mesour is Tresour’, by John Lydgate — nineteen 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc)
Author(s): John Lydgate
Title(s): ‘Mesour is Tresour’
Subjects: advice, moral
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 2255, ff. 143v-146v
First Lines:
Men wryte of Oold how mesour is tresour
And of al grace ground moost principall…
Last Lines:
…to letyn in folk that of gentilnesse
lyst hem governe Iustly be mesure
Attributed Author: Explicit quod lydgate (f. 146v, in margin)
Editions:
Halliwell-Phillipps, James Orchard, ed. A Selection from the Minor Poems of Don John Lydgate. Percy Society 2. London: T. Richard, 1840: 208-13.
MacCracken, Henry Noble, ed. John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. II: Secular Poems. EETS o.s. 192 (1934); repr. 1961: 776.