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DIMEV 6478
When thy friend by enmity
On the end of friendship — one six-line stanza, translating Latin precept, ‘Si sit amicus factus iniquus scismate dante…
Subjects: friendship; friends, fickleness of; counsel; translations
Versification: — six-line — aabccb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 60577 [Winchester Anthology], f. 1
Transcription:
When thy frende by enemyte
Is I turnyde a weye froo þee
In whom was all þi tryst
þen wotes þine enemye & thye foo
þin herte & thy counsell alsoo
& all þat thy frende wyste
Note: Latin ‘Si sit amicus factus iniquis scismate dante…’ appears above it; see Whiting (1968), F635.
Facsimiles:
Wilson, Edward. “Introduction.” The Winchester Anthology. A Facsimile of British Library Additional Manuscript 60577. With an account of the music by Iain Fenlon. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1981.