Spende, and Gode schal Sende

Original Text: 
Caius College Cambridge MS 261, fol. 234r; Rossell Hope Robbins, ed., Secular Lyrics of the XIVth and XVth Centuries (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1952): no. 60, p. 57. PR 1203 S4 1952 Trinity College Library. Carleton Brown and Rossell Hope Robbins, eds., The Index of Middle English Verse (New York, 1943): no. 3209. Z 2012 B86 General Reference Robarts Library.
3Non peni, non ware.
4Non catel, non care.
5  Go, peni, go!

Notes

1] In one modern English translation,
Spend, and God will provide.
Save, and forever fret.
No penny, no worrying.
No goods, no fretting.
Go, penny, go!
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2] ermor: evermore. Back to Line
Publication Start Year: 
1907
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
2002
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