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DIMEV 4511
Roll up thy reason and grave it in thy mind
Advice to live well and to be prepared for death — one rhyme royal stanza
Subjects: advice, spiritual; death, approach of
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Princeton, Princeton University Library Taylor Medieval 5 [olim Phillipps 8192], f. 194v
Transcription:
Rolle vp thye reson and graue yt in þi mynde
remembyr yt well for yt ys a trewth
from erth þu camyst & thyther most þu wynde
fforsake yll costomys broght vp of youthe
sclepe nat to long yt were grete rewyth
þu schalte be callyd when þu hast leste thoght
after thy deserte thy plase schalbe wroght
Note: Added to blank page at end of volume.
Attributed Author: quod William ffayre com voo plera (f. 194v)