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Sit amongst the knights all
Of Discreet Behavior — six quatrains (aaab) with ‘Whatsoeuer ye thynk avyse ye wele’ refrain and burden: ‘He haþ myn hart euery dele / Þat can love true & kepe yt wele’
Subjects: carols, of moral counsel; counsel, moral
Versification: — four-line — aaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 4294, f. 81v2
First Lines:
…sit amonges the knyghtes all
…e to counsell but ye be call…
Last Lines:
…Her and se and kepe the styll
What so euer [ye thynk a vyse þe wele]
Note: Text badly defaced at left-hand margin.
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 1.252.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 234; 1977, 208.