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As the cause requireth to study is good
A warning to scholars: ‘But allway to be in stody dryethe vp a mannes blode’ — one couplet
Subjects: aphorisms; schools/scholars
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Royal 18 D.II, f. 202v
Transcription:
As the cause requyrithe to stody is goode.
But allway to be in stody dryethe vp a mannes blode.
Note: Perhaps part of 1884 as it occurs within that series of proverbs, and thus an extract.
Facsimiles:
Digital Facsimile of British Library MS Royal 18 D II. 2015; http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Royal_MS_18_D_II.