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DIMEV 2728
IMEV 1628.8
NIMEV TM 834
It is folly to buyen a beggar if it be well bought
First of a series of ten disconnected proverbial couplets — one couplet
Note: Formerly listed as a single work, but some couplets double-listed separately; see 102 (‘A lordis purpose…’), 118 (‘A Man wythe owtt mercy…’), 190 (‘A weld best a man may meyke’), 836 (‘Bettyr it ys a lye…’), 1892 (‘He that of wast…’), 2727 (‘Yt ys ffolly a man…’), 3017 (‘Labur in youth…’), 3353 (‘Man on the molde…’).
Author(s): ‘Wyllughby’
Subjects: proverbs
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Glasgow, Glasgow University Library Hunterian 230 (U.3.3), f. 247
Transcription:
Yt is folly to byend a begare yff it be wyell boyghtt
Whan it is provyd that he haue Ryght noghtt
Note: Added to end flyleaf by hand of s. xvi
Attributed Author: Quod Wyllughby (f. 247)