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DIMEV 2075
Hound eat that hen men speleth
Aphorism on hoarding — one short couplet
Note: See Förster (1902), 6, citing the Latin ‘uorat gnarus canis id quod seruat auarus’.
Subjects: aphorisms; hoarding; avarice; women
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College O.2.45 (1149), p. 351
Transcription:
Hund eet þat
hen man spelat
Editions:
Förster, Max. “Frühmittelenglische Sprichwörter.” Englische Studien 31 (1902): 1-20: 6.