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He that will not spare
A moralizing couplet on a late 14th-century bronze jug
Subjects: inscriptions; proverbs
Versification: — two-line — aa



Inscriptions:
1.Source: London, British Museum item BM MLA 96, 7-27, 1 (Bronze ewer, temp. Richard II), verses inscribed around neck of ewer
Transcription:
He that wyl not spare whan he may
He schal not spend whan he wold
Note: With 1112.
Editions:
Evans, Joan. English Art, 1307-1461. Oxford History of Art 5. Oxford: Clarendon, 1949: 90.