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DIMEV 2718
IMEV 1625
NIMEV 1625
It is a merchant and spendeth not
Paradoxes — seven lines
Subjects: paradoxes
Versification: — seven-line — aaaaabb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ii.3.8, f. 82
First Lines:
Hiȝt is a marchaund and spendeȝt nouth
hiȝt is a moter and spkket nouth…
Last Lines:
…hiȝt hateȝ þi wylle & no fo
hiȝt wepeȝ is felle & suffreȝ no wo
Editions:
Erb, Peter C. “Vernacular Material for Preaching in MS Camb. Univ. Lib. Ii.III.8.” Mediaeval Studies 33 (1971): 63-84: 69-70.