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DIMEV 1937
IMEV 1186.5
NIMEV 1186.5
Her fair speech is turned into grutching
A couplet in Bozon’s Contes moralisés
Author(s): Nicolas Bozon
Title(s): Contes moralisés
Subjects: wives, shrewish; women, against
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 1288, f. 97v
Transcription:
hurre fayre speche ys turnyd in to grutchyng
here swete smelle and sawowurys turnyd in to stynggyng
Note: Written as prose.
Editions:
Herbert, John Alexander. Catalogue of Romances in the Department of MSS. in the British Museum. Vol. 3. London, 1910: 3.104.
Smith, Lucy Toulmin, ed. Les contes moralisés de Nicole Bozon. Societe des anciens textes francais 50. Paris: Firmin Didot, 1889: 209.
Förster, Max. “Die Mittelenglische Sprichwörtersammlung in Douce 52.” Festschrift zum XII Deutschen Neuphilolgentage in München 1906. E. Stollreither, ed. Erlangen (1906): 40-64: 60.
Ross, Alan S. C. “English in Nicole Bozon’s Contes Moralisés.” Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 50 (1949): 200-20: 213.