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DIMEV 1864
IMEV 1149.8
NIMEV see 4106.5/1
He that hight him with his kin
Examples of foolish behaviour — three couplets
Note: Ringler Jr. (1988) TP 2242.7; Whiting (1968), K25.
Subjects: advice, moral; aphorisms
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 30338, f. 191v
Transcription:
He þat hyȝt hym wyþ hys kyn
And setteþ his garden with cherry tren
And makeþ hys fuyre wyþ spones
And setteþ hys loue on gromes
And feccheþ hys ale in tankardes
Al þis is a waywardes
Note: Last line to right of square bracket enclosing first five.
Editions:
Keiser, George R. “A New Text Of, and New Light On, the Supplement to the Index of Middle English Verse, 4106.5.” Notes and Queries n.s. 45 [241] (1996): 15-18: 16.



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: Petrus de Alliaco, Meditationes circa psalmos poenitentiales [French] Les sept degrés de l'échelle, [Bruges: William Caxton, between 1473/74 and 1476] , f. 1a
Transcription:
He þat hyȝ hym wyȝ hys kyn
And setteþ hys gardyn wt chery tren
And makeþ hys fuyre wyþ spones
And setteþ hys loue on gromes
And feccheþ hys ale in tankardes
Al þys is awaywardes
Note: Originally a blank leaf in London, British Library Copy (IB.49408); formerly 4106.5; see Keiser (1996), 14-18.
Editions:
Bühler, Kurt. “Middle English Apophthegms in a Caxton Volume: Libri impressi cum notis manuscriptis X.” English Language Notes 1 (1963-64): 81-4: 84.
2.Source: STC 3308. Boke of Hawking, Hunting, and Blasing of Arms, [St Albans, 1486]
Transcription:
Who that mannyth hym with his kynne
And closith his croofte wyth cheritrees
Shall haue many hegges brokynne
And also full lytyll good seruyes
Facsimiles:
Blades, William. “Introduction.” Facsimile edition of The Boke of Saint Albans by Dame Juliana Berners. London: Elliot Stock, 1881.
Hands, Rachel. “Introduction.” English Hawking and Hunting in The Boke of St Albans. Oxford: University Press, 1975.
3.Source: STC 3309. The Manere of Hawkyng and Huntyng and also of cote armours And of the blasynge of armys [and] The treatyse of fysshynge wyth an angle, de Worde, 1496 , sig. e3v
Transcription:
Who that mannyth hym wyth his kynne
And closyth his crofte wyth cherytrees
Shall haue many hegges brokynne
And also full lytyll good seruyes
Note: Princeton, University Library copy, Z241.xB37.1496.
Editions:
Dibdin, Thomas Frognall. Typographical Antiquities. Revised Joseph Ames and William Herbert. 4 vols. London: Bulmer, 1810, 1812, 1816, 1818: 2.59.