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He that had enough to help himself withall
A couplet in Nicolas Bozon’s Contes moralisés
Author(s): Nicolas Bozon
Title(s): Contes moralisés
Subjects: advice, mora
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 46919 [olim Phillipps 8336], f. 132v
2.Source: London, Gray’s Inn 12, f. 24v
Transcription:
He þat hadd I nou to help him self wital
Sithen he ne wold I ne wile ne I ne schal
Note: Written as prose, lines 4-3 from the bottom.
Editions:
Smith, Lucy Toulmin, ed. Les contes moralisés de Nicole Bozon. Societe des anciens textes francais 50. Paris: Firmin Didot, 1889: 44.
Wilson, Richard Middlewood. “More Lost Literature II.” Leeds Studies in English 6 (1937): 30-49: 45.
Ross, Alan S. C. “English in Nicole Bozon’s Contes Moralisés.” Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 50 (1949): 200-20: 207.