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DIMEV 6526
IMEV 4083
NIMEV 4083
While thou hast good and gettest good for good thou might be held
A riddling discussion on ‘Good’ — four 10-line stanzas (ababababcc) with internal rhyme and ‘0 and I’ refrain element in the 9th line
Note: See 6546.
Subjects: riddles; possessions, worldly
Versification: — ten-line — ababababcc
Bibliographic Ghosts: Cambridge UK, Trinity College O.9.38 (1450), f. 39v: see 6546.



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, University College 33, f. 70
Note: With ‘V and I’ refrain.
Editions:
Hammerle, Karl. “Verstreute me und frühne Lyrik.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 166 (1935): 195-204: 198-9.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 288-90.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 14-15.
2.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS], f. 75
Note: One stanza only.
Facsimiles:
Fox, Denton, and William A. Ringler. The Bannatyne Manuscript: National Library of Scotland Advocates’ MS. 1.1.6 London: Scolar Press, in Association with The National Library of Scotland, 1980.
Editions:
Hammerle, Karl. “Verstreute me und frühne Lyrik.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 166 (1935): 195-204: 198-9.
Murdoch, James Barclay. The Bannatyne Manuscript. 4 vols. in 11 parts, paged continuously. Hunterian Club 16, 32, 40, 46, 50, 55-56, 64-67 Glasgow: Anderson, 1873-1896: 202-3.
Ritchie, W. Tod, ed. The Bannatyne Manuscript. 4 parts in 4 vols. Scottish Text Society 3rd ser. 5 (1928); n.s. 22 (1928); n.s. 23 (1930); n.s. 26 (1934) Edinburgh and London: Blackwood, 1928-34; ed. by Ritchie et al: 2.184.