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A widow poor was and free
The Poor Widow and the Rich Man — five couplets in a collection of tags
Title(s): The Poor Widow and the Rich Man
Subjects: tales, religious didactic
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College B.14.39 (323), f. 28
First Lines:
A vidue pouere was & freo
& luttel lond held heo…
Last Lines:
…þe oþer þer fel in parlesie
þe þrirde firbraid ful witerlie
Editions:
Person, Henry Axel. Cambridge Middle English Lyrics. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1953; rev. ed. 1962: 49.