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As I fared in a frith
‘In þi most welth wisely be ware’ — eleven 8-line stanzas
Title(s): ‘In þi most welth wisely be ware’
Subjects: wealth, wise use of; chansons d’aventure; dream poems
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 1704, ff. 31-32v
First Lines:
Alas that euer loue was synne
In thy most helth wisely be ware
As I fared in a frith
in somer to hure fowlis syng…
Note: The text is preceded by line III.614 of the Wife of Bath’s Prologue, which is struck through, and then the inferred title ‘In thy most helth wisely be ware’.
Attributed Title: In thy most helth wisely be ware (f. 31)
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: 116-18.