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DIMEV 6466
NIMEV 4049.22
When thou art steered to don amiss
‘Bihold þiself & þenk on þis’, an exhortation to moral living — six 8-line stanzas (abcbccbc, abcbcbcb)
Subjects: advice, moral
Versification: — eight-line — abcbccbc, abcbcbcb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania MS Codex 201 [Formerly Eng. 6; olim T. Edward Ross; olim Gilbert, Bishop of Bath and Wells], f. 4
First Lines:
Whanne þou art stered to don amys
bihold þisilf & þenk on þis…
Last Lines:
…But feynt frendes & fals at nede
Bihold þisilf & thenk on þ[is]
Note: Written as 25 long lines.
Facsimiles:
Facsimile of UPenn Ms. Codex 201 .
Editions:
Tarvers, Josephine Koster. “A Hitherto Unnoticed Middle English Poem in University of Pennsylvania MS English 6.” Notes and Queries n.s. 32 [230] (1985): 447-8: 448.