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Friday, 4 November 2016

Good Counsayle by Roger Bieston

Get thy goods truly, Spende them precisely.
Set thy goods duly, Lende thou them wisely.
True getting, Cise spending,
Due setting, Wise lending,
Have he little or much, Kepeth a manne full rutche
Untyll hys endyng.

From: Bieston, Roger, The bayte [and] snare of fortune Wherin may be seen that money is not the only cause of mischefe and vnfortunat endes: but a necessary mean to mayntayne a vertuous quiet lyfe. Treated in a dialoge betwene man and money, 2007, Text Creation Partnership: Ann Arbor, Michigan and Oxford, p. [unnumbered].

Date: ?1556

By: Roger Bieston (fl. 1556)