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IMEV 734.5
NIMEV 734.5
Ever is the eye to the wood lay / Therein is that I love
A proverbial saying, followed by miscellaneous lines and snatches, possibly verse, found in the Ancrene Riwle — couplets
Note: Cf. 5887.
Title(s): Ancrene Riwle
Subjects: proverbs
Versification: — two-line — aa
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Cotton Cleopatra C.VI, f. 39
Note: olim f. 38
Editions:
Wilson, Richard Middlewood. “More Lost Literature in Old and Middle English.” Leeds Studies in English 5 (1936): 1-49: 6.
Wilson, Richard Middlewood. The Lost Literature of Medieval England. London: Methuen, 1952: 174.
Morton, James. The Ancren Riwle. Camden Society o.s. 57 (1853): 96.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. English Lyrics of the XIIIth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1932: xi.
Whiting, Bartlett Jere. “Review of Brown (1932).” Speculum 9 (1934): 219-25: 219.
Dobson, Eric John. “The English Text of the Ancren Riwle.” London: Oxford UP, 1972.
2.Source: London, British Library Cotton Nero A.XIV, f. 23v
Transcription:
euer is ðe eie to ðe ƿude leie
þerinne is þet ich luuie
Note: One line only; written as prose.
Editions:
Day, Mabel, ed. The English Text of the Ancrene Riwle, British Museum MS Cotton Nero A. xiv. EETS o.s. 225 (1952); repr. 1957: 42.
3.Source: Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin 97, f. 272vb
First Lines:
Euir is min eye
in þe wode leie
In quam delectant
illic mea lumina spectant
Last Lines:
In te ducente
me lumina fixa uident te