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DIMEV 6510
IMEV 4073.3
NIMEV TM 1932
While Fortune thee favoreth friends thou hast plenty
Warning that friends are as fickle as fortune — one six-line stanza (ababcc)
Subjects: friends, fickleness of; Fortune, fickleness of; mutability; transitoriness, of world
Versification: — six-line — ababcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Durham, Durham University Library Cosin V.iii.9, f. 64v
First Lines:
While fortune the favorethe frendes thow hast plentye
The tyme being troublous thow arte all alone…
Last Lines:
…In emptie barnes where faylethe substaunce
Happenethe no frende in whome is assuraunce
Attributed Title: Omelius de Ponto (f. 64v, to left of text)
Facsimiles:
Burrow, John, and A. I. Doyle, eds. Thomas Hoccleve: A Facsimile of the Autograph Verse Manuscripts. EETS s.s. 19 (2002).
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Hoccleve’s Works: The Minor Poems. vol. 1. EETS e.s. 61 (1892); repr. with Gollancz (1925) 73; rev. J. Mitchell and A. Ian Doyle, 1970: 127.