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DIMEV 754
IMEV 461.8
NIMEV 461.8
Be cleanly clad
Moral counsels: do not be at strife with your betters, your fellows, or your subjects — one eight-line stanza
Subjects: advice, moral; peace
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson poet. 32 (SC 14526), f. 1v
First Lines:
Be clenly clad [ ]hym [ ] of [ ]
Passe nat thi [ ]dis kepe thi pro[ ]…
Last Lines:
…Wherfore pursue peas in all thi life
Loue thi neighboures & gate þe a good name
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