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O ye women which been inclined
Advice to Women — one 8-line stanza (ababbcbc)
Note: The Envoy of Lydgate’s ‘Doublenesse’ occurring separately; see 5793.
Author(s): John Lydgate
Title(s): ‘Doublenesse’
Subjects: envoys; women, against; satires
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 39 (SC 6919), end cover
First Lines:
O ye women wyche be enclyned
be the enfflewens off your nature
To be as pure as gold reffyned
In yowr trowth tendure…
Last Lines:
…sset uppon your brest your sselffe to assure
A myghtty scheld off dowbelnesse
Note: Now unreadable writing (possibly a name) occurs above the first line.
Editions:
Black, William Henry. Catalogi Codicum Manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Bodleianae…Pars X, A…Catalogue of the Manuscripts bequeathed…by Elias Ashmole. Oxford: Clarendon, 1845: 61-2.
Lauritis, Joseph Aloysius, ed. A Critical Edition ofJohn Lydgate’s Life of Our Lady. Duquesne Studies, Philological Series 2. Pittsburgh: Duquesne University, 1961; orig. ed. diss. University Pennsylvania 1951 (Ralph Albert Klinefelter); 1952 (Vernon F. Gallagher), 1958 (Lauritis), in 3 vols: 40.
2.Source: Naples, Bibl. Nazionale, Naples XIII.B.29, p. 1462
First Lines:
O ye wymmen whiche been enclyned
Bi enfluence of ȝoure nature…
Last Lines:
…Set on ȝoure silue to assure
A mighti schilde of doblenesse
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 2.70.
Vallese, Tarquinio. La Novella del Chierico di Oxford. Naples: A.G.D.A., 1939: 77.