The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
George Barcroft will borrow of any that dare lend
Do not trust George Barcroft — two couplets (a third added alia
Subjects: Barcroft, George; money
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Jesus College Q.G.27 (74)
, pastedown at end
George Barcroft will borrow of any that dare lende
But to paye againe
he doth never intend
Wherefore the lender is verie vnwise
borrower is knaw by good advise
Then the borrowers a knave & þe
lender a fool
And for to learn well hee need go to school
Note: First two couplets added by a sixteenth-century hand; second couplet
crossed out and later hand added third further down the page.
James, Montague Rhodes.
A Descriptive Catalogue of manuscripts in the Library of Jesus College,
Cambridge: at the UP, 1895: 111.