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DIMEV 1838
IMEV 1140.5
NIMEV 1140.5
He maketh himself great in richesse
A couplet translating ‘Hic bene se ditat qui semper inania uitat
Note: See Walther (1969), no. 7859.
Subjects: aphorisms; translations
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 32v
Transcription:
He makt himself in gret richesse
Þat nith an day flet wrechednesse
Note: Preceded by Hic bene se ditat qui semper inancia vitat.
Attributed Title: De Cupiditate (f. 32v)
Editions:
Wilson, Edward. A Descriptive Index of the English Lyrics in John of Grimestone’s Preaching Book. Medium Ævum Monographs n.s. 2. Oxford, 1973: 10.
2.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 19.2.1 [Auchinleck MS], f. 32v
Facsimiles:
Pearsall, Derek, and I. C. Cunningham, eds. The Auchinleck Manuscript. National Library of Scotland Advocates’ MS. 19.2.1. London: Scolar Press, 1977.