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Worst is best
Abuses of the age, in a Latin sermon — six lines, including some couplets
Note: A variant of ‘Might is right’, 3492.
Subjects: abuses of the age; evils of the time
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ii.3.8, f. 62
Transcription:
Worst is best
strengthe is akaste
an prou is pyne
lyȝt is nyȝt
and flyȝt is fyȝt
& ded is aslawe
Editions:
Erb, Peter C. “Vernacular Material for Preaching in MS Camb. Univ. Lib. Ii.III.8.” Mediaeval Studies 33 (1971): 63-84: 76.
Wenzel, Siegfried. Preachers, Poets and the English Lyric. Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press, 1986: 188.