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The root of wisdom is God to dread
Four lines of moral counsel — one monoriming quatrain
Subjects: advice, moral
Versification: — four-line — aaaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Tanner 407 (SC 10234), f. 32
Transcription:
The rote of wysdam is god to drede
his braunches ar long and feer wyll sprede
on to thy ffaderis blyssyng loke þou take hede
and of thy moderis also as I the rede
Editions:
Louis, Cameron, ed. The Commonplace Book of Robert Reynes of Acle: an edition of Tanner MS 407. New York: Garland, 1980: 235.