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DIMEV 1652
IMEV 1009.3
NIMEV 1009.3
Grace and manners maketh a man
A proverbial couplet
Note: The first line used as motto of Winchester College
Subjects: proverbs
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Christ Church 152, f. 1
Transcription:
Grace and good manners maketh mann
But who Louithe him that no good can
Editions:
Manly, John Matthews, and Edith Rickert, eds. The Text of the Canterbury Tales studied on the basis of all known manuscripts. 8 vols. Chicago: University of Chicago, 1940: 1.90, 690.
2.Source: London, British Library Egerton 2862 [olim Sutherland, Trentham Hall], f. 50