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DIMEV 6553.5
Who list to trouble he may surely trust
Better to suffer trouble than cause it — one rhyme royal stanza translating ‘Puluere perturbans turbatus marmore scribit’ which precedes it
Subjects: aphorisms; translations; advice
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Leeds, Leeds University Library Brotherton 17, f. 91
First Lines:
Whoo lyst to trowbull he may surely trust
Thoff he hys wrongeȝ & all hys werkeȝ amisse…
Last Lines:
…Imprynteȝ them full depe in marbull ston
And hatefull harmeys not forgett anon
Editions:
Pickering, Oliver S. “Two Tudor Poems in a Latin Book of Hours.” Leeds Studies in English n.s. 25 (1994): 159-66: 161.