The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Whilst I had youth I wist nought what it was
Richard Sellyng, An old man’s counsel to beware — seven stanzas
rhyme royal of moral introduction, followed by ‘An Vocation til Oure Lady’
of fourteen stanzas rhyme royal, and a conclusion of six couplets wherein Squire Sellyng
requests John Shirley ‘to amende where it is amisse’
Author(s): Richard Sellyng
Title(s): ‘Evidens to be ware’
Subjects: advice, moral
seven-line, two-line —
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 7333
, ff. 36ra
Whilist I hade youþe I wist nouȝt what it was
þer of hade I aye grete plentee…
And assemble to speke of thyngis trewe
Off fernyeeris alsoo oure
Attributed Title: Evidens to be ware and gode covnsayel made nowe / late by that honurable
squier Richard Sellyng (f. 36rb, rubric)
Baugh, Albert Croll.
Essays and Studies in Honor of Carleton Brown.
Carleton Fairchild Brown,
and Percy Waldron,
Long New York: NYU Press, 1940: 167-81: 176-81.