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Be not too bold
Moral precepts — three alliterative lines
Note: Cf. 6054.
Subjects: precepts, moral; inscriptions
Versification: — three-line — abc



Inscriptions:
1.Source: Great Bardfield, Essex, Church of St. Mary the Virgin graffito on northwest face of middle pillar on north aisle
Transcription:
Be noȝt to bold
be to bustusne[s]
bost noȝt to mych
Editions:
Coulton, George Gordon. “Medieval Graffiti, Especially in the Eastern Counties.” Cambridge Antiquarian Society Communications 19 (1914-15): 53-62 and plates VI-XVI; repr. G. G. Coulton Medieval Studies, 2nd ser. 12 (1915): 57.
Coulton, George Gordon. Ten Medieval Studies. 1st ser., 2nd ed. London: Simkin, Marshall, 1915.