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NIMEV TM 183
As I gan wander in an evening / Between the corns
Advice to Prelates — six 8-line stanzas, with refrain, ‘To kepe ther shepe well in fold’
Note: Ringler Jr. (1992), TM 183.
Subjects: advice, to prelates; clergy, criticism/satire of
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Balliol College 354, p. 333
First Lines:
As I gan wandre in on evynyng
Betwen the cornys be syde a balke…
Last Lines:
…I dare no more say lest I were shent
But I rede you kepe well Christis fold
Facsimiles:
Early Manuscripts at Oxford University: Facsimile of Oxford, Balliol MS 354. (http://image.ox.ac.uk/show?collection=balliol&manuscript=ms354).
Editions:
Flügel, Ewald. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts….” Anglia 26 (1903): 94-285: 169.
Dyboski, R., ed. Songs, Carols and Other Miscellaneous Poems from Balliol MS. 354, Richard Hill’s Commonplace Book. EETS e.s. 101 (1908); repr. 1984: 81.