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A SATYNG OF DAN JOHN. Tuer bethe foure thingis that makith man a fole; Honour first puttith him into outrage, And aldir next folitarie and fole; The second is unweldy crokid age; Women also bring men into dotage; And mighty wine in many divers wise Diftemprin folke whiche ben yholdin wife.

YET OF THE SAME.
Ther ben foure thingis causing grete folye;
Honour first; and second unwildy age;
Women and wine I dare eke fpecify
Ymake wise men fallin into dotage;
Wherfore by counseil of philosophers sage
In gret honour lernith this rule of me,
With thine eftare havith humilite.

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MOTTO TO JACKE UPLAND.
Or freris I have told before
Now in a making of a crede,
And yet I could tell worse and more,
But men would werrien it to rede.

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