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If ever this book done take his flight
A book plate of Stephen Batman — two couplets
Author(s): Stephen Batman
Subjects: bookplates
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2498, p. 370b
Transcription:
ȝif euer thys booke don take his flight
on Stephan batman let it liȝhte
ȝit came to passe and yt is trwe
I will not change yt for no newe
Note: Added by a sixteenth-century hand to originally blank column.
Editions:
Påhlsson, Joel, ed. The Recluse: a Fourteenth Century Version of the Ancren Riwle. Lund: Ohlsson, 1911: x.