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DIMEV 1853
IMEV 1147.2
NIMEV 1147.2
He that doth as can
A proverbial couplet translating ‘Non est culpandus faciens quod scit sed amandus
Subjects: proverbs
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce 52 (SC 21626), f. 13
Transcription:
He þat doth as can
blame hym no man
Editions:
Madan, Falconer, ed. A Summary Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford…. 7 vols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1895-1953; ed. by Falconer et al: 4.505.
Förster, Max. “Die Mittelenglische Sprichwörtersammlung in Douce 52.” Festschrift zum XII Deutschen Neuphilolgentage in München 1906. E. Stollreither, ed. Erlangen (1906): 40-64: 44.
2.Source: Manchester, John Rylands Library Lat. 394, f. 5
Transcription:
He þat dothe as kanne
blame hym no man
Note: Written as one line.
Editions:
Pantin, William A. “A Medieval Collection of Latin and English Proverbs…from Rylands Latin MS. 394.” Bulletin of the John Rylands Library 14 (1930): 81-114: 95.