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First Line: Right true it is and said full yore ago
Last Line: That with the blaze his beard singeth.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wyat, Thomas
Variant Title(s): Egerton Manuscript: 49;of The Feigned Friend
Subject(s): Enemies

Right true it is, and said full yore ago:
"Take heed of him that by thy back thee claweth."
For none is worse than is a friendly foe;
Though they seem good, all thing that thee delighteth,
Yet know it well, that in thy bosom creepeth;
For many a man such fire oft kindleth,
That with the blaze his beard singeth.

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