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Here is comen that no man wot
A dialogue in a Latin nemo joke with a Latin line between the two English lines — a couplet tag in the Fasciculus morum
Subjects: sermons, verse in; dialogues
Versification: — two-line? — aa
Bibliographic Ghosts: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 568 (SC 1117), f. 43v



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 187 (SC 2090), f. 157v
Transcription:
Her ys y come þat no man wot
he payth best for hys frawt
row forth þe bote
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson C.670 (SC 12514), f. 64v
Transcription:
Here is comen þat no mon wot

ȝe ȝe þe deuel in þy eye and row forthe þe boot
Editions:
Wenzel, Siegfried. Verses in Sermons: ‘Fasciculus morum’ and Its Middle English Poems. Cambridge, MA: Medieval Academy of America, 1978: 167.
3.Source: Cambridge UK, Gonville & Caius College 71/38, f. 45
Transcription:
here is comen þat noman woth
þe deuel in þi nye rowe forth þe both
Note: Single couplet, separated by Latin prose.
4.Source: Cambridge UK, Gonville & Caius College 364/619, f. 59ra
Transcription:
Here is come þat mon wot
The deuyl in þyn eye row forthe þe bot
Note: Single couplet, separated by Latin prose.
5.Source: Cambridge UK, St John’s College F.22 (159), f. 79
Transcription:
Here is comen þat no man wot
þe deuyl in þi nee lat row forth bat
Note: Written as prose.
6.Source: Canterbury, Canterbury Cathedral Library Lit. D.14, f. 77
Transcription:
Here is one come þat no man wote
Ye þe deuyll in thyn eye Rowe forth the Boote
Note: Single couplet, separated by Latin prose. Written as prose.
7.Source: Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Library 82, f. 78
Transcription:
Here is come that noo man woote
ye the deele in thyne ee and rowe forth the book
8.Source: Eton, Eton College 34, Part II, f. 36
Transcription:
here is comyn þat no mane woth
þe deuyl thyn eye row forthe the bothe
Note: Written as prose with Latin between the two lines; f. 139 of continuous foliation.
9.Source: Lincoln, Lincoln Cathedral Library 44 (A.2.13), f. 185
Transcription:
ȝe þe deuel in þyne eye and rowe forþe þe bote
10.Source: Spalding, Lincolnshire, Spalding Gentlemen’s Society M.J.B.14 [olim Maurice Johnson No. LIV], f. 69
Transcription:
Here is come that noman wate
ȝe the deuyll in þi nye rowe forth the bate
Note: Two lines separated by Latin prose; written as prose.
11.Source: Worcester, Worcester Cathedral Library F.19, f. 186vb
Transcription:
Here is comen þat no man wot
ȝe dew in þy nye & row forth þe both
Note: 1 x 2, separated, written as prose.
12.Source: Worcester, Worcester Cathedral Library Q.3, f. 70v
Transcription:
Here is come þat no man wote
þe deuell in þe ney rowe forþe þe bote
Note: Separated, written as prose.
13.Source: Rome, Vatican Ottoboni 626, f. 38v