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DIMEV 5302
The good or evil fortune of all am mans life
The choice of friends and a wife — three couplets
Note: A companion piece to 5300.
Subjects: friends; wives, choice of; marriage, advice on
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Durham, Durham University Library Cosin V.iii.9, f. 66
Transcription:
The good or evell fortune of all a mans lyffe
Ys in the good or evell chowsinge his frend or his wiffe
Note: Lines 1-2 only, added to lower margin.
Facsimiles:
Burrow, John, and A. I. Doyle, eds. Thomas Hoccleve: A Facsimile of the Autograph Verse Manuscripts. EETS s.s. 19 (2002).
2.Source: Arundel Castle, Duke of Norfolk MS Arundel-Harrington, f. 17v
Facsimiles:
Hughey, Ruth. The Harington Manuscript at Arundel Castle and related documents. n.p., 1935: 1.80, 82.