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DIMEV 5110
IMEV 3256.1
NIMEV TM 1482
Take thou this treatise thy time therein to use
Verses urging us to make the most of time — one alliterative quatrain
Subjects: advice
Versification: — alliteration, four-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library EL 26.C.9 [‘Ellesmere’], f. ii
Transcription:
take thou this treatise thi time therin to vse
to thonde thou truly taste thes treasures tobteyne
trifle not in traualyin thi time for to abvse
take and tye but turne and try thi purpose tatteyne
Note: Added in a sixteenth-century hand.
Facsimiles:
Woodward, Daniel, and Martin Stevens, eds. The New Ellesmere Chaucer Facsimile (Huntington MS EL 26 C 9). Tokyo: Yushodo, and San Marino, CA: Huntington Library, 1995.
Editions:
Manly, John Matthews. Specimens of the Pre-Shakspearean Drama. 2 vols. Boston: Ginn, 1897: 1.152.
David, Alfred. “The Ownership and Use of the Ellesmere Manuscript.” The Ellesmere Chaucer: Essays in Interpretation. San Marino, CA & Tokyo: Huntington Library & Yushodo Co., Ltd., 1995. 307-26: 315.