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Good bidder good warner
A proverbial phrase in the Fasciculus morum — one couplet
Subjects: sermons, verse in; proverbs
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 213 (SC 1045), f. 122
Transcription:
goode bydder
good werner
Note: Written as prose.
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 568 (SC 1117), f. 79ra
Transcription:
goude bidder
goude warner
Note: Written as prose.
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 111 (SC 1550), f. 176v
Transcription:
A goode asker
a goode warner
Note: Written as prose; followed by prose saying, ‘Aske and haue’.
4.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 187 (SC 2090), f. 184ra
Transcription:
Goode bydders god wernyþ
To goode bydders god goodelich ȝeuyþ
5.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 410 (SC 2305), ff. 63v-64
Transcription:
Goode bydder goode werner
To gode bydder fre ȝeuer
Note: Written as prose.
6.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 687 (SC 2501), f. 49va
Transcription:
god byddyþ god worneþ
to god byddyþ fre þeuer
Note: Written as prose.
7.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson C.670 (SC 12514), f. 109v
Transcription:
Goode bydder goode werner
To gode bydder fre ȝeuer
Editions:
Wenzel, Siegfried. Verses in Sermons: ‘Fasciculus morum’ and Its Middle English Poems. Cambridge, MA: Medieval Academy of America, 1978: 204.
8.Source: Oxford, Magdalen College Lat. 13, f. 95
Note: Occurs separately; copied from Fasciculus.
9.Source: Cambridge UK, Gonville & Caius College 71/38, f. 69
Transcription:
God byddes
a gode werneris
10.Source: Cambridge UK, Gonville & Caius College 364/619, f. 106va
Transcription:
A good asker a good warner
To good byddyth for ȝeuyth
11.Source: Cambridge UK, St John’s College F.22 (159), f. 143
Transcription:
Gaude bidder
fre ȝeuer
Note: Written as prose.
12.Source: Canterbury, Canterbury Cathedral Library Lit. D.14, f. 150
Transcription:
to a goode bidder goode wernar
To goode bidder fre yever
Note: Written as prose with Latin prose betwen.
13.Source: Eton, Eton College 34, Part II, f. 62
Transcription:
to god byddyth
fre ȝeuyth
Note: Written as prose; f. 165 of continuous foliation.
14.Source: Lincoln, Lincoln Cathedral Library 44 (A.2.13), f. 207va
Transcription:
Gode by dere goude worun
… [one Latin line]
To gode byddyr fre ȝeuer
15.Source: Spalding, Lincolnshire, Spalding Gentlemen’s Society M.J.B.14 [olim Maurice Johnson No. LIV], f. 116va
Transcription:
Good bydder goode werner
To a good bydder a good gyfer
Note: Two lines separated by Latin prose; written as prose.
16.Source: Worcester, Worcester Cathedral Library F.19, f. 209rb
Transcription:
to gode byder god wernere
to god byder fro gyfer
Note: Wenzel lists as ‘B’ under ‘Other English Phrases’, Fasc. Morum, p. 204. 1 x 2, separated by Latin prose; written as prose.
17.Source: Worcester, Worcester Cathedral Library Q.3, f. 121
Transcription:
god byddere
god warnere
Note: Written as prose.
18.Source: Rome, Vatican Ottoboni 626, f. 72