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Whoso woneth him not to good first all in his youth
A tag in the Fascicu1us morum, translating two Latin hexameters, Qui non assuescit virtuti dum iuenescit, A viciis nescit discedere quanto sensecit, which precede it
Note: Cf. 1867, and Walther (1963), 24381.
Subjects: sermons, verse in; translations; humility
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 410 (SC 2305), f. 9v
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 111 (SC 1550), f. 64
Transcription:
Wo so wouch woneth hym nouth to gode frust al in is ȝouthe
Vnthewes to leue were to hym in helde ful vnkwthe
Note: Written as prose.
Editions:
Wenzel, Siegfried. Verses in Sermons: ‘Fasciculus morum’ and Its Middle English Poems. Cambridge, MA: Medieval Academy of America, 1978: 145.
3.Source: Cambridge UK, St John’s College F.22 (159)
Note: Not listed in Wenzel (1974).
4.Source: Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Library 82, f. 19v
Transcription:
Who so woneth hym not to good first in his ȝowthe
Vnnethe to leve were to hym in age full vnkouthe
5.Source: Lincoln, Lincoln Cathedral Library 44 (A.2.13), f. 162rb
Transcription:
he þat wones hym noght to gode al hiis yowþe furst in ys ȝouthe
yuel þewes to leue wer to hym in hylde ful vnlathe
Note: Written as prose.
6.Source: Worcester, Worcester Cathedral Library F.19, f. 165vb
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild. A Register of Middle English Religious & Didactic Verse. 2 vols. London: Oxford University Press for the Bibliographical Society: 1916-20: 1.45.