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DIMEV 1509
IMEV 908.2
NIMEV 908.2
Give me and I thee
Subjects: A proverbial couplet; proverbs; translations; friendship
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce 52 (SC 21626), f. 13v
Transcription:
ȝeue me & I the
& so schul we frendes be
Editions:
Förster, Max. “Die Mittelenglische Sprichwörtersammlung in Douce 52.” Festschrift zum XII Deutschen Neuphilolgentage in München 1906. E. Stollreither, ed. Erlangen (1906): 40-64: 44.
2.Source: Manchester, John Rylands Library Lat. 394, f. 5
Transcription:
ȝeue me and I the
and so shull we frendes be
Note: Written on one line; translates Est in amore fides stabilis cum dem michi fides, which follows, f. 5v.
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: 95.