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DIMEV 5819
IMEV 3667.5
NIMEV 3667.5
Thou be wise dread thine own conscience
One stanza rhyme royal, perhaps a draft of a poem or quotation, with corrections
Subjects: conscience; reverence
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 59 (SC 6943), f. 134v
First Lines:
Thow be wys dred thi nowne consyens
[ ]thanne the presens of eny creature
yf thow haue [ ] god in reuerans
[ ]thee of deth þou mayst be sure…
Last Lines:
…the [ ] yf þou lyste [ ] may flee
[ ] sylf ye may þer not parde
Note: The beginnings of lines are partly unreadable, because the folio is damaged; the text has cancellations and corrections.