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When the silver dews swote
John Lydgate, ‘Who seith the best shall neuer repent’, — sixteen 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc) with this refrain
Note: Preceded by a Balade introduction of five stanzas, 182.
Author(s): John Lydgate
Title(s): ‘Who seith the best shall neuer repent’
Subjects: tongue, advice concerning use of
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 598 (SC 1475), ff. 49-49v
Editions:
MacCracken, Henry Noble, ed. John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. II: Secular Poems. EETS o.s. 192 (1934); repr. 1961: 796.