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DIMEV 1039
NIMEV see 1149.5
Climb not too high / Lest chips fall in thine eye
Proverbial saying on the theme of overreaching — one couplet
Note: Ringler Jr. (1992), TM 316; variant of 1863.
Subjects: proverbs
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Balliol College 354, p. 402
Transcription:
Clime not to hie
lest chipis fall in thin eye
Facsimiles:
Early Manuscripts at Oxford University: Facsimile of Oxford, Balliol MS 354. (http://image.ox.ac.uk/show?collection=balliol&manuscript=ms354).