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Greting to you bothe yn hertye wyse

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2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 79r-v

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 f. [79r]

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 1    Greting to you bothe yn hertye wyse
2    as vnknowen I sende and this mye entente
3    as I do here / you to aduertyse
4    lest that per{p+}chaunce yor deades{es} you do repente
5    the vnknowen man{_a}n dredes{es} not to be shente
6    but sayes as he thinkes{es}. so fares yt bye me
7    that nother ffere nor hope in no degree

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 8    The bodye and the sowle to holde to giddre
9    yt is but right and reson well the same
10    and ffryndelie the on to love the other
11    yt incresith yor brute and also yor fame /
12    but marke well my wordes{es} for I fere no blame
13    truste well yor selves but ware ye trust no mo.
14    for suche as ye think yor frinde maye fortune be yor ffie

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 15    beware hardelye are ye have anye nede
16    and to frindes{es} recon{_o}silide trust not greatelye
17    ffor theye that ons with{w+t+} hastie spede
18    exilid them{_e}selvis out of yor com{_o}panye
19    though thye torne againe and speke swetelye
20    fayning them{_e}selvis to be yor frindes{es} faste
21    beware of them{_e} for theye will disscyeve you at laste

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 22    fayre woodes{es}{words} makis ffoolys fayne
23    and bering in hande causithe moche woo
24    for tyme tryeth trothe therefore refrayne
25    and from{_o} suche as be redye to doo
26    none doo I name but this I kno
27    that bye this faute cause causith moche
28    therefore beware if yo do kno anye suche

8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 29    To wise folkes{es} fewe wordes{es} is an{_a}n old saying
30    therefore at this tyme I will write nomore
31    but this short lesson take fore a warnin{_i}ge
32    bye soche light frindes{es} sett littill store
33    yf ye do othere wise ye will repent yt sore
34    and thus of this lettre making an ende
35    to the boddye and the sowle I me com{_o}mende

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10 Leave a comment on paragraph 10 0 36    wrytin lyfles at the manner{n’} place
37    of him that hathe no chabre nore no were doth dwell
38    but wandering in the wilde worlde wan{_a}tin{_i}g that he hast
39    and nother hopis nor ffearis heven nor hell.
40    but lyvith at adventure ye kno him full well
41    the twentie daye of mar{m’}che he wrote yt yn his house
42    and hathe him recom{_o}mendyd to the kat and the mowse /

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Commentary

12 Leave a comment on paragraph 12 0 Attributed to Sir Thomas Wyatt (Rebholz 1978, 243-244), this poem was entered by H8. Rebholz notes that this epistle addresses the human body and soul, and in fact the speaker may be a ghost warning lovers to beware of false friends (ibid., 507). Numerous examples of the false-friend theme appear in the manuscript: “Pacyence of all my smart” (21r) discusses a friend-turned-foe theme; “What nedythe lyff when I requyer” (43r-44r) depicts friends and lovers becoming enemies; and “My nowne Iohn poyntz,” (85v-87r) describes the narrator who feels he must isolate himself in the country (away from the deceitful court).

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