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DIMEV 102
A lords purpose and a ladys thought
Proverbial couplet on the changeability of lord’s purpose and woman’s thought — one couplet
Subjects: mutability
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Glasgow, Glasgow University Library Hunterian 230 (U.3.3), f. 248
Transcription:
A lordis purpos and a ladyis thoghtt
In a yer schonyth full offtt
Note: Added to end flyleaf by hand of s. xvi by same hand as wrote couplets and ‘quod Wyllughby’ on f. 147 and ‘quod Rychard Wylloughbe’ after 190 on f. 148.