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DIMEV 2757
IMEV 1640.5
NIMEV C16
It that I give I have / It that I lend I crave
Moralizing lines on lending money — eight lines
Note: Cf. 5140, 4811, 6621.7, 2165, and 6554.
Subjects: money; precepts
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ll.5.10, f. 57v
Transcription:
It þat I gif I haue
It þat I len I craiff
It þat I spend is myne
It þat I leis I fyne
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 2553, p. 294
Transcription:
It þat I gif I haif
It þat I len I craiff…
…get and saif and þou sall haif
waist and want len and craiff
Note: Written two lines verse to a line in MS; immediately followed by 6554 without a break; three couplets.
Editions:
Craigie, William Alexander. The Maitland Folio Manuscript, Containing Poems by Sir Richard Maitland, Dunbar, Douglas, Henryson, and others. 2 vols. Scottish Text Society n.s. 7 (1919), 20 (1927); Edinburgh and London: Blackwood, 1919, 1927: 1.344.
3.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS], f. 147
Transcription:
It þat I gife I haif
It þat I len I craif
It þat I spend is myne
It þat I leif I tyne
gett and saif
and thow sall haif
We len and grant
And thow sall want
Note: 4 x 2; written two lines of verse per line of MS; followed 6554.
Facsimiles:
Fox, Denton, and William A. Ringler. The Bannatyne Manuscript: National Library of Scotland Advocates’ MS. 1.1.6 London: Scolar Press, in Association with The National Library of Scotland, 1980.
Editions:
Ramsay, Allan, ed. The Ever Green. 2 vols. Edinburgh, 1724; repr. Ramsay and Early Scottish Poets, London, n.d.: 1.107.
Ritchie, W. Tod, ed. The Bannatyne Manuscript. 4 parts in 4 vols. Scottish Text Society 3rd ser. 5 (1928); n.s. 22 (1928); n.s. 23 (1930); n.s. 26 (1934) Edinburgh and London: Blackwood, 1928-34; ed. by Ritchie et al: 3.43.