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Wherefore beware both one and other
Moralising conclusion added in a later hand to the Life of St. Cuthbert (4578) — 13 lines in couplets (first unrhymed)
Subjects: epilogues; Cuthbert, saint, life of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Egerton 3309 [olim Castle Howard], p. 204
First Lines:
Wherfore be war bothe on and othyr
When ȝe haue redde thys buke owr
That here ys partyd þus in fowre…
Last Lines:
…So shall ȝe be and do þer eftyr
Hevynly cityzens to reyn for euer
Editions:
Fowler, Joseph Thomas, ed. The Life of St Cuthbert in English Verse, c. A.D 1450 from the original MS. in the Library at Castle Howard. Surtees Society 87 (1891): 245.