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DIMEV 173
IMEV 98
NIMEV 98
A thief of his trueness to witness drew
Two couplets
Subjects: aphorisms; swearers, criticism of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College B.14.39 (323), f. 28
Transcription:
A þief of is treunesse to widnesse drou
crist & seinte marie þat dude muche wou
On fries children beid heo strupte for soit
Ac euesone a morewen wel lutel þer heo loit
Editions:
James, Montague Rhodes. Catalogue of the Western Manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge. 4 vols. Cambridge: at the UP, 1900-1904: 1.441.