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Now to do well how shalt thou do
‘Do well & drede no man’ — two quatrains (abab) and 4-line burden: ‘Do well & drede no man / The best concell ys þat Y can’ (repeated)
Subjects: advice, moral
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 5665, ff. 35v-36
First Lines:
Now to do well how shalt þu do
Herken to me & y shall the telle…
Last Lines:
…Thow hast by commaundement
Obserue thees to then doist þu well
Attributed Title: ad placitum (f. 35v)
Editions:
Fehr, Bernhard. “Die Lieder der Hs. Add. 5665 (Ritson’s Folio-MS).” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 106 (1901): 262-85: 272-3.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 239; 1977, 212.
Stevens, John, ed. Mediaeval Carols. Musica Britannica 4. London: Stainer and Bell, 1952, 2nd ed. 1958: 93.