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Through a town as I come ride
‘Hyre & see and say not all’ — one twelve-line and seven eight-line stanzas including refrain, ‘Hyre & se and sey not all’
Note: See also 682.
Title(s): ‘Hyre & see and say not all’
Subjects: tongue, advice concerning use of; advice, moral
Versification: — twelve-line, eight-line — ababcdcdefef, ababcdcd



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College O.9.38 (1450), f. 26v
First Lines:
Throwe a towne as y com ryde
y sawe wretyn on a wall…
Last Lines:
…There for y rede thynke on thys thynge
hyre and se and sey not all
Editions:
Sandison, Helen Estabrook. The ‘Chanson d’Aventure’ in Middle English. Bryn Mawr College Monographs, Monograph Series 12. Bryn Mawr, PA: Bryn Mawr College, 1913: 121-3.