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If thou comes to the flood
Be patient: wait for better weather; an extract from The Proverbs of Hendyng (3383) — one 6-line stanza (aabccb) headed ‘Aristoteles magnus’
Note: = lines 166-71 of 3383
Author(s): Hendyng
Title(s): The Proverbs of Hendyng
Subjects: proverbs; weather
Versification: — six-line — aabccb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 34.7.3, f. 28
First Lines:
Gyf thou cummis to the flude
And the wawis be woude…
Last Lines:
…quhan wynd & wade ar away
Thanne ma þou waid at will
Attributed Title: Aristoteles magnus (f. 28)
Editions:
Smith, G. Gregory. Specimens of Middle Scots. Edinburgh and London: W. Blackwell, 1902: lxix.
Stevenson, George. Pieces from the Makculloch and the Gray MSS. together with The Chepman and Myllar Prints. Scottish Text Society 65. Edinburgh, 1918: 41.
Laing, David. Select Remains of the Ancient Popular and Romance Poetry of Scotland. Edinburgh: 1822; rev. J. Small , Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1885; rev. W. C. Hazlitt , “Early Popular Poetry of Scotland” , London: Reeves and Turner, 1895: 1.308.