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DIMEV 2315
IMEV 1389.5
NIMEV 1389.5
I will bear to washen down in the town
A couplet among miscellaneous Latin and English notes
Subjects: ale
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College B.14.39 (323), f. 27v
Transcription:
Ic chule bere to wasscen doun in þe toun
[þ]at was blac ant þat was broun
Editions:
James, Montague Rhodes. Catalogue of the Western Manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge. 4 vols. Cambridge: at the UP, 1900-1904: 1.441.
Wilson, Richard Middlewood. The Lost Literature of Medieval England. London: Methuen, 1952: 181.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 552.