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The Devonshire Manuscript/Wyly no dought ye be a wry

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lo in thy hat thow hast be gone To dere is bowght the doblenes
The Devonshire Manuscript facsimile 59v

f. [59v]

[wly]

1    Wyly no dought ye be a wry
2    for wher ye thought a fole to fynd
4    fole farwell / my tale is at a nend

E knywett

finis

CommentaryEdit

Attributed to Edmund Knyvett by internal evidence, this poem was entered by H7. Although the poem is signed, the hand may not belong to Knyvett. Notably, indexes do not attribute it to Knyvett. This three-line poem may act as a response to other poems in this section of the manuscript; the speaker describes how someone can be (mistakenly) considered a fool.