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DIMEV 6546
Who hath good can good
On the need to use one’s good wisely — eight lines with alternating rhyme, one rhyme being ‘good’ in various meanings
Note: Formerly listed under 6526, which is of similar content.
Subjects: good deeds; almsgiving; wealth, wise use of; advice, moral
Versification: — eight-line — abababab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College O.9.38 (1450), f. 39v
Transcription:
Who hath good can good
a wyse man he ys holde
ho hath no good can no good
a wyse man hyt me tolde
hyt ys not good for no good
a man to be to bolde
þer ys no good but goddys good
but hyt wull flet & fold
Editions:
Hammerle, Karl. “Verstreute me und frühne Lyrik.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 166 (1935): 195-204: 198-9.