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DIMEV 4098
O worldly princes let your faith be pight
Exhortation to Princes to live well — five Monk’s Tale stanzas, with refrain phrase, ‘quite yow your mede’
Subjects: advice, to princes
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Princeton, Princeton University Library Taylor Medieval 5 [olim Phillipps 8192], f. 193va
First Lines:
O Worldly princes lat youre feith be pight
Vnto your modre þat callid is syon
In siche werris beth goddes owne knyght
Geyn heresies hardy as a lyon…
Last Lines:
…Outrayeth folye be prudence & reson
And god for vertue wil quite yow your mede
Note: Added to blank page at end of volume by a hand of the fifteenth century.