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DIMEV 1511
IMEV 908.8
NIMEV 908.8
Give where gifts may avail
A moral couplet
Subjects: aphorisms; charity
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson A.389 (SC 11272), f. 105v
Transcription:
Gyff where gyftes may aweyle
ffor luff ys feynte where gyftes do feyle
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College O.10.34 (1486), f. 161
Transcription:
Gyf where gyftys may a wayl
Loue ys feynte when gyftys faylle
Note: Copied three times to end flyleaf.