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Youth lust reaches or manhood
An Exhortation to God’s Service — twelve monorhyming quatrains and burden: ‘When all ys don and all ys sayd / God must be known seruyd & obeid’
Subjects: carols, satirical; evils of the time
Versification: — four-line — aaaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College O.2.53 (1157), ff. 57-58
First Lines:
Yougth luste Reches or Manhod
Trustyth in any of thes godes forbed…
Last Lines:
…ye se but few pore pepull appere
maters of a moneth is not sped in a here yere
When all ys doon
Note: Second stanza missing a line
Editions:
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 253-4; 1977, 224-5.