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DIMEV 2738
IMEV 1634.5
NIMEV 1634.5
It is merry in hall
Proverbial couplet translating ‘Aula gaudescit &c.
Note: Cf. Smith (1935); Tilley (1950), H55; Meech (1940), 129.
Subjects: proverbs; translations
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson D.328 (SC 15444), f. 141v
Transcription:
Hyt is mery in hall
when berdys waggyth all
Note: Translating ‘Aula gaudescit cum barbula queque monescit’, which follows; English portion all written on one line.
Editions:
Meech, Sanford Brown. “A Collection of Proverbs in Rawlinson MS D 328.” Modern Philology 38 (1940-41): 113-32: 120.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 560.