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DIMEV 2173
I have a thing and rough it is
‘A gloue’, a double-entendre riddle — two couplets
Subjects: riddles; erotic verse; ribaldry
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.5.75, f. 63v
Transcription:
I haue a ting and roughe yt is
& in th[e] middest a hole ther is
Ther cam a ȝong man with his gin
& thrust yt even a handfull in
Note: ‘a gloue’ written to right. Formerly on a flyleaf of Formerly on a flyleaf of Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.5.76.
Attributed Title: Aenigmata
Editions:
Person, Henry Axel. Cambridge Middle English Lyrics. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1953; rev. ed. 1962: 54.