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That in thy mischief forsaked the nought
‘He is thi Frende’ — four monorhyming lines
Title(s): ‘He is thi Frende’
Subjects: friendship
Versification: — monorhyme — aaaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 622 (SC 2156), f. iiiv
Transcription:
That in thi mischef forsakit the noȝth
That in thi bonchef axit the noȝth
þat wanne you trespassest for bert þe noȝth
That in thi nede wernit þe noȝht
He is thi ffrende
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 2.18.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild. A Register of Middle English Religious & Didactic Verse. 2 vols. London: Oxford University Press for the Bibliographical Society: 1916-20: 1.24.
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 622 (SC 2156), f. 116
3.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 5943, f. 78
Transcription:
þat in þy sorowe forsake þe not
þat in þy wele axe þe nouȝt
þat in þy ttrespas forbere þe noȝt
þat in þy nede ne werie þe nouȝt
Facsimiles:
Mayer, L. S. Music, Cantilenas and Songs. London, 1906 (privately printed); by "L. S. M.".
Rastall, Richard. “Introduction.” A Fifteenth-Century Song Book: Cambridge University Library Additional MS 5943 made in facsimile. Leeds: Boethius Press, 1973.
4.Source: London, British Library Cotton Cleopatra D.VIII, f. 1v1
Transcription:
Þat in þi myschief forsaken þe noȝth
Þat in þi bonchef askeþ þe noȝth
Þat whan þu trespassest for bereþ þe noth
Þat in þi nede werniþ þe noȝth
Note: Þis is þin frende (f. 1v)
Facsimiles:
Mayer, L. S. Music, Cantilenas and Songs. London, 1906 (privately printed); by "L. S. M.".
Rastall, Richard. “Introduction.” A Fifteenth-Century Song Book: Cambridge University Library Additional MS 5943 made in facsimile. Leeds: Boethius Press, 1973.