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DIMEV 6591
IMEV 4116
NIMEV C16
Who would do well he must begin at well
Verses exhorting reader to do well — one stanza rhyme royal, preceding 6526
Subjects: advice, moral
Versification: — seven-line — ababbaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS], f. 75
First Lines:
Quho wald do weill he mon begin at weill
for to do weill and nocht at wantour will…
Last Lines:
…Seik weill at weill and vyis þe voundir weil
conclud with weill and thow sall fair full weill
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:
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.
Hammerle, Karl. “Verstreute me und frühne Lyrik.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 166 (1935): 195-204: 199.