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DIMEV 1345
IMEV 817.5
NIMEV 817.5
For fair wives
A proverbial couplet, translating ‘Coniuge pro pulcra multi subiere sepulcra’, which follows
Subjects: proverbs; translations; wives, shrewish; marriage, trials of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Manchester, John Rylands Library Lat. 394, f. 3v
Transcription:
ffor feyre wyfes
mony losyn here lyfes
Editions:
Pantin, William A. “A Medieval Collection of Latin and English Proverbs…from Rylands Latin MS. 394.” Bulletin of the John Rylands Library 14 (1930): 81-114: 93.