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DIMEV 4112
O ye masters and householders all
Verses urging masters to give more work to servants and to inspire awe in them — one quatrain (abab) and concluding couplet
Subjects: servants; labour relations; apprentices
Versification: — four-line, two-line — abab, aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge MA, Harvard University, Houghton Library, TYP 193, f. 190
Transcription:
O ye masters and howse houlders all
That hath sauruantes vnder your cure
Put them labour what so ever befall
And let the younge folcke of aw be mure
God gyd me right
that [on?] I myght
Note: Added to end flyleaf by later hand; headed, ‘Iesus Christus’; concludes with name of scribe/author: ‘nouerint universi per presentes me Iohanni morgin de vley in comitatis willelmi merser’ (f. 190)