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Sith wisemen that before our daws
‘The Foly of Fulys and the Thewis of Wysmen’ — 480 lines in couplets
Title(s): ‘The Foly of Fulys and the Thewis of Wysmen’
Subjects: wise men, qualities of; fools, qualities of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Kk.1.5, Part VI, f. 36v
First Lines:
Sen vysmen that be fore our dawis
Studyt in prophesy and in lawis…
Last Lines:
…Quhay lovis honor suld thaim vmbeschew
Be war and wys and kep ȝow now
Attributed Title: Explicit the foly of fulys and the thewis of wysmen And syne here efter… (f. 42v)
Editions:
Lumby, Joseph Rawson, ed. Ratis Raving, and other Moral and Religious Pieces in prose and verse. EETS o.s. 43 (1870); repr. 1973: 77-90.
Girvan, Ritchie, ed. Ratis raving, and other early Scots poems on morals. Scottish Text Society 3rd ser. 11. Edinburgh and London: Blackwood, 1939: 52-65.