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Almighty God conserve us from care
‘Whate-euer thow say avyse the welle’ — nine 8-line stanzas
Title(s): ‘Whate-euer thow say avyse the welle’
Subjects: advice, moral; flatterers, against; speech, advice concerning
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College O.9.38 (1450), ff. 48v-49
First Lines:
Almyȝty godde conserue vs fram care
Where ys thys worle a wey y wente…
Last Lines:
…Sende me grace both nyȝt and daye
Whate euer thow sey a vyse the welle
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. The Babees Book, etc. EETS o.s. 32 (1868); rev. ed. Early English Meals and Manners London: Trübner, 1876; repr. 1973: 244-6.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 280-2.