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DIMEV 5022
Spend thy time some other way
Advice to youths to leave women alone — four couplets
Subjects: women, against; advice, to lovers
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College O.5.2 (1283), f. 211vb
Transcription:
Spend thy time some ower way
Come folish youth leave coarting clay
Be a woman what she can
She is not worth the worst of man
Quench thy flames & bid them dye
Reason biddes the & not I
Shes a woman goe noe higher
And thats enough to coule thy fire