SEARCH RECORDS
SEARCH MSS
PRINTED BOOKS
INSCRIPTIONS
BIBLIOGRAPHY
GLOSSARY
DIMEV HOME
The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
DIMEV 1438
IMEV 861
NIMEV 861
Four leaden an ill life
Four victims of tyranny — two couplets
Note: For a prose version see Cambridge, Corpus Christi College 101, f. 25.
Subjects: women, against; hunting; aphorisms
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 120, f. iv
Transcription:
Foure leden an il lyf
huntys hors an knauis wyef
Cherl ys cherl and child is bryd
Michil soruyn ys hem bityd
Note: Added in margin.
Editions:
James, Montague Rhodes, and Claude Jenkins. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of Lambeth Palace. 2 vols. Cambridge, 1930-32: 199.