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As right to rule is reason
Aphorism on ruling by reason — one couplet
Note: Ringler Jr. (1992), TM 207; cf. also 1564.
Subjects: aphorisms; evils of the time
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Hatton 2 (SC 4130) [olim Hatton 105], f. 168v
Transcription:
As Righte to rule is reason
So tyme doeth trye out reason
Editions:
Bergen, Henry, ed. Lydgate’s Fall of Princes. 4 vols. EETS e.s. 121-24 (1924-27); repr. 1967: 75.