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DIMEV 2368
IMEV 1417.5
NIMEV 1417.5
If it be lost and you it find
A book plate — two couplets
Subjects: bookplates
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 5036, f. 44
Transcription:
yf yht ys lost and you yt fynd
I praye you be so good and kynd
as to let her haue her booke agayne
and you shall haue no worsse
but apennye to put an your purs
Note: Written as prose.
Attributed Author: quod Iohan Holland (f. 44)
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 39659, f. iv
Transcription:
If it be loste & you it finde
I pray you heartlie be so kinde
As for to take a litel payne
To send me my boke home againe
Note: Late sixteenth century.
Editions:
Catalogue of additions to the manuscripts in the British Museum in the years 1916-1920…. [London]: the Trustees of the British Museum, 1933: 137.
Bergen, Henry, ed. Lydgate’s Fall of Princes. 4 vols. EETS e.s. 121-24 (1924-27); repr. 1967: 4.21.