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DIMEV 2740
IMEV 1635.5
NIMEV 1635.5
It is no wise mans lore
A proverbial couplet translating Non est consultum pro paruo perdere multum, which follows
Subjects: proverbs; translations
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Manchester, John Rylands Library Lat. 394, f. 3v
Transcription:
It is no wysemanys lore
to take þe las & leve þe more
Editions:
Pantin, William A. “A Medieval Collection of Latin and English Proverbs…from Rylands Latin MS. 394.” Bulletin of the John Rylands Library 14 (1930): 81-114: 93.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 560.