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Men write of old how measure is treasure
‘Mesour is Tresour’, by John Lydgate — nineteen 8-line
Author(s): John Lydgate
Title(s): ‘Mesour is Tresour’
Subjects: advice, moral
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 2255
, ff. 143v
Men wryte of Oold how mesour is tresour
And of al grace ground moost
…to letyn in folk that of gentilnesse
lyst hem governe Iustly
Attributed Author: Explicit quod lydgate (f. 146v, in margin)
Halliwell-Phillipps, James Orchard,
A Selection from the Minor Poems of Don John Lydgate.
2. London: T. Richard, 1840: 208-13.
MacCracken, Henry Noble,
John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. II: Secular Poems.
o.s. 192 (1934); repr. 1961: 776.