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He that harboreth a friar harboreth physic
Two couplets attacking the friars
Subjects: friars, criticism/satire of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 2252, f. 1v2
Transcription:
He that harborythe a ffrere harborythe fesyk
And he þat harborythe a farte harborthe the colycke
But whate he be þat wyll leve in helthe & goode quarte
Loke well þat he harborow neythyr frere nor farte
Editions:
Bowers, Robert Hood. “A Middle English Anti-Mendicant Squib.” English Language Notes 1 (1963-64): 163-4: 163.