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DIMEV 2124
I am not he that you would fain see
A riddle — two couplets
Subjects: riddles
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Digby 205 (SC 1806), f. 126v
Transcription:
I am nott he þat yow wolde fayne see
butt I am he þat yow leyst rest by
Better hyt the thowryth to be lyste by rest
then the throwyth to be spoke all way out cest
Note: Contains corrections; possibly an author’s holograph.