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DIMEV 1416
IMEV 853.6
NIMEV 853.6
For when the hound gnaweth the bone
One proverbial couplet in a sermon
Subjects: sermons, verse in; proverbs
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Royal 18 B.XXIII, f. 81v1
Transcription:
ffor when þe hounde knawithe þe bone
þan of felishippe kepeþ he none
Note: Written as prose.
Editions:
Ross, W. O., ed. Middle English Sermons from British Museum MS. Royal 18 B. xxiii. EETS o.s. 209 (1940); repr. 1987: 89.