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Utter thy language with good advisement
One stanza rhyme royal, followed by four lines (lines 64-67 from Peter Idley’s Instructions [2594]) and four distichs.
Subjects: children, instructions for the behavior of; instruction, father to son
Versification: — seven-line, four-line — ababbcc, abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson C.86 (SC 11951), f. 31r1
First Lines:
Vtter thy langage wyth gud avisement
Reule the by Reason in thy termez all…
Last Lines:
…largely to speke be wele warefor þat cause
Roll faste this reason & thynke wele on þis clause
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. The Babees Book, etc. EETS o.s. 32 (1868); rev. ed. Early English Meals and Manners London: Trübner, 1876; repr. 1973: rev. ed. 219-20.