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As a man rode fast by the way
‘The wordes of a good horse to his mayster’ — seven couplets, with rubric: ‘In illis diebus when horse coude speake’
Title(s): ‘The wordes of a good horse to his mayster’
Subjects: horses
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: New York, Columbia University Library Plimpton 259, f. 11
First Lines:
As a man rode faste by þe way
to him these wordes his horse did say…
Last Lines:
…which if þi selfe to se take payne
full well þi þankes I will quite againe
Note: MS written by a hand or hands of the sixteenth century; 7 x 2 first 8 lines written as if quatrains.
Attributed Title: The wordes of a good horse to his mayster / In illis diebus when horse coude speake