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DIMEV 164
IMEV 95.5
NIMEV 95.5
A sour apple when it is hot
A proverbial couplet
Subjects: proverbs
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Manchester, John Rylands Library Lat. 394, f. 19
Transcription:
A sowre appul whan it is hoote
Shytes out alle þat he woote
Note: Trans. ‘Omne quod est in se calidum pomum cacat acre / Commitando locum non mutant poma saporem’, which follows.
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: 106.