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DIMEV 1433
IMEV 860.3
NIMEV TM 437 | TP 435.5
Fortune is variant ay turning her wheel / He is wise that is ware ere he harm feel
A proverbial couplet included in a series of six
Note: Ringler Jr. (1992), TM 437; Ringler Jr. (1988), TP 435.5; see 6621.7.
Subjects: proverbs; Fortune, wheel of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Balliol College 354, p. 3414
Transcription:
Fortune ys varyant ay tornyng her whele
He ys wyse þat ys ware or he harm fele
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….” Anglia 26 (1903): 94-285: 174.
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: 139.