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Remembering on the great unstableness
John Lydgate, a Ballade on an Ale Seller — eleven stanzas rhyme royal
Note: See 6104.
Author(s): John Lydgate
Subjects: ale; occupations; women, against
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson C.48 (SC 11914), f. 131v
First Lines:
REmembryng on the grete vnstabilnesse
The plesaunt looke also the countenaunce…
Last Lines:
…The meenyng is preys vnto them applie
That wil be trewe whan men in them assye
Note: Slightly imperfect.
Editions:
MacCracken, Henry Noble, ed. John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. II: Secular Poems. EETS o.s. 192 (1934); repr. 1961: 2.429-32.