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My friend if thou will be a servitor
Instructions to Serving Men — four 8-line stanzas, with refrain ‘gif thou will be a seruitour’
Note: Cf. 2556.
Subjects: manners, treatises on; servants, instructions to; instructions, to servants
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Arch. Selden. B. 24 (SC 3354), f. 229
First Lines:
My frende gif thou will be a seruiture
Thou tak gude and lere this document…
Last Lines:
…[ ]yne array mak na comparisoun
[ ] frend gif thou will be a seruitoure
Facsimiles:
Boffey, Julia, and A. S. G. Edwards, eds. Chaucer, Works. Bodleian Library MS Arch Selden B.24: Facsimile Edition. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1995.