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Beware of the hollow tree
‘Cusse hym not to ofte’ — three short couplets
Title(s): ‘Cusse hym not to ofte’
Subjects: advice, moral; oaths, criticism of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, St John’s College E.32 (135), f. viv
Transcription:
Beware of þe holow tre
that it be gyle not þe
thow þe Cuppe be wyte
And þe Ale louelyk
The Ale gothe down softe
Cusse hym not to ofte
Note: Added to last front flyleaf by a hand of the fifteenth century.