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Whoso on this book
Moral advice to readers by Huntyng, probably to serve as Prologue or Envoy — five couplets or one short-line quatrain and four couplets
Subjects: envoys; prologues; advice, moral
Versification: — two-line — aa
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.4.54, f. 75
Transcription:
Who so on thys boke
Wol loke and rede
To hefne blys
It schal hym lede: Considera
To gouerne thy lyf I the rede
In thougth Word and dede: Considera
Remedy ys wrete ther ynne
ffor all maner of synne: Considera
Loke and se wyth ynne
Vnderstande and rede þerynne: Omnis sapiencia a domino do est
To do þerafter I the rede
Hefne blys schal be thy mede: Hec est fides catholica
Note: Heading, or perhaps burden, ‘Considera Christians: presente deo: Te cum hoste pugnare’ (f. 229); after text is ‘Memento ffinis. Huntyng. Amen’ (f. 229).
Attributed Author: Huntyng