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DIMEV 174
A thing that must needs be had
A riddle of the ?soul, possibly by William Wetyng — two rough couplets
Subjects: riddles; aphorisms
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Corpus Christi College 329, f. 266
Transcription:
A thyng that must nedys be hadde
Was take hym that hadde yt nat
And he that neuer hadde yt
Gaf yt hym that ouȝt yt
Note: Added to page by same hand as added ‘Wetyng’, i.e., William Wetyng of f. 265, possibly of Thetford, Norfolk.