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Take a webster that is leal
Three impossibilities — three couplets
Subjects: impossibilities
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2553, p. 338
Transcription:
Take a wobster þat is leill
And a myllar þat will not steill
with ane preist þat is not gredy
And lay ane deid corps þame by
And throw virtew of þir thre
That deid corps sall qwyknyt be
Editions:
Craigie, William Alexander. The Maitland Folio Manuscript, Containing Poems by Sir Richard Maitland, Dunbar, Douglas, Henryson, and others. 2 vols. Scottish Text Society n.s. 7 (1919), 20 (1927); Edinburgh and London: Blackwood, 1919, 1927: 1.412.