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DIMEV 4781
Sapiens to man sayeth in his youth
Advice from Sapiens for youth — one cross-rhymed quatrain
Subjects: youth; advice; counsel
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Nottingham, Nottingham University Library Mellish Lm 1 [olim Mellish; olim Hadsock Priory nr Worksop], f. 20rb
Transcription:
Sapiens to man sayth in hys yowthe
To travayle in trewthe tyme hyt ys
To gete the ryches yff thou Couthe
In age to reste and lyue there wyth