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DIMEV 1111
NIMEV see 675.5
Deem no thing that is in doubt
A proverbial saying on finding out the truth before believing — one couplet
Note: Ringler Jr. (1992), TM 343; formerly listed as variant under 1112.
Subjects: proverbs; advice, moral
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Balliol College 354, p. 42004
Transcription:
Deme no thyng þat is in dowt
till þe trowth be tried owt
Facsimiles:
Early Manuscripts at Oxford University: Facsimile of Oxford, Balliol MS 354. (http://image.ox.ac.uk/show?collection=balliol&manuscript=ms354).
Editions:
Flügel, Ewald. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts, Besonders aus der Zeit Heinrichs VIII.” Anglia 12 (1889): 225-72, 585-97: 247.
Dyboski, R., ed. Songs, Carols and Other Miscellaneous Poems from Balliol MS. 354, Richard Hill’s Commonplace Book. EETS e.s. 101 (1908); repr. 1984: 131.