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Punish moderately and discretely correct
Wresill proverbs: ‘The counsell of Aristotell’ — thirty-eight lines
Title(s): ‘The counsell of Aristotell’
Subjects: proverbs
Versification: — four-line — aabb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Royal 18 D.II, ff. 209-209v
First Lines:
PVnyshe moderatly and dyscretly correcte.
As well to mercy as to Iustice hauynge a respecte.…
Last Lines:
…Vnto youre yre asswage and relent by pacience.
Then shall ye do right and not offende your conscience.
Attributed Title: The counsell of Aristotill whiche he gayfe to Alexander kynge of massydony whiche ar writyn in the syde of the vtter chamber aboue of the house in the gradynge at Wresyll. (f. 209, in rubric)
Facsimiles:
Digital Facsimile of British Library MS Royal 18 D II. 2015; http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Royal_MS_18_D_II.
Editions:
Grose, Francis. The Antiquarian Repertory. 4 vols. London, 1775; 2nd ed., 1779-84; new ed. London: Jeffery, 1807-09: 4.416.
Flügel, Ewald. “Die Gedichte der Köningin Elisabeth.” Anglia 14 (1892): 346-61: 493-4.