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DIMEV 1914
IMEV 1174.5
NIMEV 1174.5
He that will with the devil eat / A long spoon must he get
A proverbial couplet (Tilley (1950), S 771)
Subjects: proverbs
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 2321, f. 149
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 1.208.
2.Source: London, British Library Sloane 747, f. 66
Editions:
Förster, Max. “Die heilige Sativola oder Sidwell.” Anglia 62 (1938): 33-80: 203.