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Solomon the wise he taught in his life
An anti-marital carol — 6 five-line stanzas (aaaab) and burden: ‘All fresche, all fresch, fresch is my song’
Subjects: marriage, against; carols, satirical
Versification: — five-line — aaaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Lincoln College Lat. 141, ff. 6-6v
First Lines:
Salomon þe wyse he tawt in hys lyf
To all maner men þat cast hem for to wyffe…
Last Lines:
…Or þat þou wed hyre lok þat sche be good
Or ellys sche will put a bone all in þi hood
Salomon to wyttnes
Editions:
Wilson, Edward. “Two Unpublished Fifteenth-Century Poems from Lincoln College, Oxford, MS. Lat. 141.” Notes and Queries n.s. 27 [225] (1980): 20-6: 25.