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Clim clam cat leap over dam
A tag in Nicholas Bozon’s Contes moralisés — one couplet
Author(s): Nicholas Bozon
Title(s): Contes moralisés
Subjects: children’s rhymes; nonsense verse
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 46919 [olim Phillipps 8336], f. 125
2.Source: London, British Library Harley 1288, f. 99
Transcription:
clym clam the catte lepe ouer the damme
Note: Written as prose.
Editions:
Smith, Lucy Toulmin, ed. Les contes moralisés de Nicole Bozon. Societe des anciens textes francais 50. Paris: Firmin Didot, 1889: 212, 145.
Förster, Max. “Die Mittelenglische Sprichwörtersammlung in Douce 52.” Festschrift zum XII Deutschen Neuphilolgentage in München 1906. E. Stollreither, ed. Erlangen (1906): 40-64: 59.
3.Source: London, Gray’s Inn 12, f. 42
Transcription:
Clym clam cat lep ouer dam
Note: Written as prose, 4 lines from bottom.
Editions:
Ross, Alan S. C. “English in Nicole Bozon’s Contes Moralisés.” Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 50 (1949): 200-20: 209.
Smith, Lucy Toulmin, ed. Les contes moralisés de Nicole Bozon. Societe des anciens textes francais 50. Paris: Firmin Didot, 1889: 212, 145.
Wilson, Richard Middlewood. “More Lost Literature II.” Leeds Studies in English 6 (1937): 30-49: 46.
Owst, Gerald Robert. Literature and Pulpit in Medieval England. Cambridge: UP, 1933: 44.
Orme, Nicholas. “Children and Literature in Medieval England.” Medium Ævum 68 (1999): 218-46: 221.