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The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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DIMEV 2182
NIMEV 1306.55
I have heard many men make their moan
Against lawyers — two couplets
Subjects: law, attack on administration of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 906 [olim W. H. Robinson Cat. 12 (Newcastle 1925), n. 750], f. 59v
Transcription:
I haue hard many men make their mone
that lawyers frendlye weare to none
but whether yt be true or no
it is not lawfull to saye so
Note: Added by a hand of the sixteenth century to a book of Statutes; written as prose; with Latin ‘Causidici certant certant et ad huc sub indice lis est’ above.
Editions:
Hanna, Ralph, ed. “The Index of Middle English Verse and Huntington Library Collections: A Checklist of Addenda.” Publications of the Bibliographical Society of America 74 (1980): 235-58: 243.