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DIMEV 194
IMEV 108.7
NIMEV 108.7
A woman that is willful is a plague of the worst
Fortunes according to cards, mainly satirical attacks against women — ten couplets from ‘an ancient set of ten fortune cards’
Note: Formerly 108.7; cf. 3618; and cf. Wright and Halliwell-Phillipps (1845), 1.249.
Subjects: women, satire directed against; satire
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Manchester, Chetham’s Library 8026 [Mun A.4.72], pp. 59-61
First Lines:
A woman thatt ys wylfull ys a plage off the worste
as good lyue in hell, and withe a wyffe that is curste…
Last Lines:
…Chosse oute a matee thatt wyll leavue you a chosse
with a rede heade a sharpe nosse and a shrill voyce
Note: Copied into an antiquarian miscellancy by Thomas Barritt, c. 1800.
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 2.195-6.